Top Marketing Blogs: Old School Marketing, Cross Promotion Tips And More

Top Marketing Blogs: Old School Marketing, Cross Promotion Tips And More

It’s time for a roundup of some great marketing and business articles. I enjoyed reading about a cool new Evernote feature that ties into LinkedIn, some super content marketing advice and more. I know you’ll find something here to help boost your business so grab a donut and put your learning cap on. Now Use Business Cards And LinkedIn To Create Awesome Contacts In Evernote Written by Lauren Mobertz We do a lot of networking around here, and that means a lot of business cards. We also have a process when it comes to managing connections where first they go into our CRM and then we connect on LinkedIn. Most times that involves a lot of data entry followed by some searching and finding. So I was delighted to read about this nifty new Evernote feature that lets you scan a business card and connect with that person on LinkedIn at the same time – all nicely automated! Since I’m a big fan of Evernote, this is one that I’m going to try the next time I end up with a pocketful of paper. Check out the video of how it works and read Lauren’s summary. I bet you’ll fall in love with it, too. Read the article at dashburst.com and follow Lauren on Twitter @moMobertz How To Avoid Kitsch In Your Content Written by Jessica Ann  We recently wrote about how curating content could do your business more harm than good and this post takes that a step further by exploring when content becomes clutter. These days with everyone in a hurry to find and share content (mostly because...
Top Marketing Blogs This Week: Clever Title Ideas, Using Twitter Cards And More

Top Marketing Blogs This Week: Clever Title Ideas, Using Twitter Cards And More

This week’s roundup includes a ton of practical tips you can use for everything from Twitter marketing to Google Plus and beyond. You might want to bookmark a few of these and save them so you can refer back later as you expand your knowledge and try out some of these ideas. It’s a lot to take in at once but the information is amazing and you’re bound to find something valuable here that you can apply to your business. 100+ Blog Post Title Templates That Grabs Attention Written by Pauline Cabrera I’m going out on a limb here to say that you will never need another post about blog titles again. First, Pauline gives you some good general advice for how to write catchy titles. Then she lists… yes, 100… title starters and fill-in-the-blanks that will have you starry-eyed and imagining all of the wonderful ways you can craft them to fit your needs. And if that’s not enough, she wraps up with a slew of power words for you to try on for size. There’s a handy pinnable version of this too, so bookmark it, pin it, just keep it for the next time you’re stuck. Read the article at twelveskip.com and follow Pauline on Twitter @Twelveskip How To Get Over 250 Shares On Google Plus Written by Robert Ryan If you’re still tinkering around on Google Plus looking for a way to rev up your efforts, check this post out. Robert shares some no-nonsense ways to get people interested in what you’re posting and boost shares, too. I’ll share just one tidbit here that I found interesting because it...
Top Marketing Blogs This Week: Improving Productivity, Creating Valuable Content And More

Top Marketing Blogs This Week: Improving Productivity, Creating Valuable Content And More

Roundup time, and that means some great marketing and business blogs that you can sink your teeth into. Most of these fantastic authors have been featured here before and for good reason. They’re all smart and insightful and they alternately inspire and educate. I hope you find something here to enjoy. 6 Weird Things That Will Improve Your Productivity Written by Devan Perine Yep, I’m a sucker for titles like this. I want to know: Really? How weird can something be? I also want to know how to be more productive because, well, who doesn’t? Devan delivers some fun and weirdness, too, with a couple of things you can actually insert into your day effortlessly… especially #4, which I won’t give away except to say… yes, please! See which one of these helps perk you up most. Read the article at enmast.com and follow Devan on Twitter @devanmarie  Have You Let What You Do Define You? Written by Kaarina Dillabough Kaarina is a thinker and her posts always inspire me to do the same. I guess you could say that’s just a bit of how I define her! In this post she makes the point that when someone asks us what we do, we automatically answer with our job titles. And yet we are so much more and should avoid defining ourselves so narrowly. I couldn’t put it more eloquently, so I’ll just quote Kaarina here: “Today, see yourself as a human being, not a human doing.” Read the article at kaarinadillabough.com and follow Kaarina on Twitter @KDillabough How To Drive Targeted Traffic To Your Brand Written by Jessica Ann Everyone wants to...
Top Marketing Blogs This Week: Using Facebook Offers, Engaging On LinkedIn And More

Top Marketing Blogs This Week: Using Facebook Offers, Engaging On LinkedIn And More

Are you ready to get busy? This week’s roundup (and our first on Friday!) is a winner. It’s full of tips, tricks, how-tos and practical ideas that you can use to boost your marketing. There’s nothing brain-busting here, so relax and take a moment to enjoy trying something new. How to Build Your Email List with Facebook Offers Written by Denise Wakeman How’s your Facebook marketing going? Have you noticed that your posts seem to reach fewer and fewer people each day? Even if you could do something about it, you probably can’t keep up with the myriad changes that Facebook makes, let alone discern which can benefit you. Denise to the rescue! She’s got a great how-to plus video that walks you through creating a Facebook offer. The cool thing about an offer is that it’s like an ad… that you don’t have to pay for. Check it out and see if this might be something worth trying! Read the article at DeniseWakeman.com and follow Denise on Twitter @DeniseWakeman Different Ways to Engage on LinkedIn Written by Sarah Santacroce Speaking of keeping up with social networks, when was the last time you really considered what you could do on LinkedIn besides update your profile and maybe join a group? Yet if you put a little in you may get a lot out. After all, it’s where people go seeking businesses like yours. That’s why I really enjoyed Sarah’s post – she shares some simple but effective ways to engage on LinkedIn, doing some pretty easy things to connect and be noticed. You don’t need all day to do it...
Top Marketing Blogs This Week: Killer Blog Post Titles, Content Marketing Tools And More

Top Marketing Blogs This Week: Killer Blog Post Titles, Content Marketing Tools And More

Ready for another power roundup? We’re all content all the time this week and this collection of posts will keep you busy with plenty of tips and how-tos, plus some inspirational stuff that will get you thinking about your marketing in new ways. You may want to take notes and start bookmarking! The Mia Connect Power Chat Blogging and Content Written by Mia Voss If you’ve never watched Mia Connect before, this is the perfect initiation. And if you have, you know what a fun ride it is. On this episode, Mia and her guests tackle the topic of content – the hows, whys and why nots. I should mention that our own Ralph M. Rivera was a guest on the show so he got to weigh in on things like where you should be creating and posting content, the benefits of getting on a schedule and how the Triberr platform can help your content get noticed. Other topics include using popups (love ’em or hate ’em?), web design principles and whether or not you should be cursing in your content. Now you really want to listen, don’t you? Read the article and watch the video at TheMiaConnect.com and follow Mia on Twitter @TheMiaConnect How to Promote Your Blog Content: 40+ Experts Share Marketing Tips Written by Brian Lang More content goodness! In this case it’s through a roundup of some pretty great names in marketing. If you’ve been online and doing the marketing circuit for a while you will probably recognize a bunch of these names. And you’re bound to find some new people to follow, too. Either...
Top Marketing Blogs This Week: Serious WordPress Mistakes, Be More Productive And More

Top Marketing Blogs This Week: Serious WordPress Mistakes, Be More Productive And More

This was a week for lists! Ten of this, seven of that… what better way to find at least ONE good idea to try? We’ve got stuff for everything from WordPress to Twitter to getting your productivity on. Start reading and making your own to-try list! WordPress Problems: 7 Crucial Things You Should Never Do With WordPress Written by Ian Cleary You never know where the holes are until you fall into one… or until someone like Ian comes along and tells you what to look out for. I included this post in our roundup because these things are so important and so overlooked. They’re things I warn my clients about all the time. You may even “know” some of these but I bet you’re ignoring them. For example, do you have a full backup of your site? But wait… there’s something even more important… do you know your backup works? So many gotchas, so little time… read Ian’s post and find out where your holes are and plug them fast. Read the article at RazorSocial.com and follow Ian on Twitter @IanCleary 44 Twitter Tools That Will Cover All Your Marketing Needs Written by Ericson Ay Mires Holy mackerel. Yes, 44. From scheduling to monitoring to managing there are tools here that the geek in everyone will love. Ericson has you covered, whether you’re a novice or  pro, whether you’ve got mere moments to spare or all day to dig into features and functionality. There are tools that will help you monitor mentions of your company and keywords, tools that will help you pare down your following and get rid...