I hope all of our U.S. friends had a wonderful and pie-filled Thanksgiving. It seems like at least a few of us had a relaxing weekend because the new blog posts were out in full force this week. This roundup is fun because I found a nice diversity of content, from posts to infographics to podcasts. There’s a great discussion about the pros and cons of using sponsored content on your site. There are some really neat ways to use the new Pinterest map pins, a warning about using photos that don’t belong to you and more! Read on, enjoy and learn.
With only a few days until Thanksgiving here in the U.S. I know a whole lot of people who are doing the mad-rush to cook/clean/prep and stay sane in between. So for this week’s roundup I found a few blogs that get right to the point. They’re (mostly) short and certainly skimmable and they each make some great points that may just change the way you do business – from some cool cloud apps to an interesting point about when you should follow up with a lead and ideas for making sure you don’t get lost in the generic wave of content on social media. Read, enjoy and have a great holiday!
This week we found a great post that asks an interesting question about headlines – posed as questions. It just might make you rethink how you write yours. We also found an amusing post about the 4 types of marketers you’ll find on Twitter (there are probably more, too!) And a couple of thoughtful posts that tackle everything from branding to editing. Take a look and see what inspires you!
This week we’ve got some great blogs with practical tips, like how to use Pinterest for local marketing and how to do keyword research now that Google has taken away its free tool. We’ve also got some inspirational ones, including one about how to be a better leader (and fight off some dragons while you do). Enjoy our collection and let us know which you enjoy most!
Step away from the Halloween candy… (and if you’ve got any leftover peanut butter cups, I’ll take ‘em!) This week we found some great blogs that will teach and inspire you. There are a few practical ones – why you need Google authorship and publisher markup, what you should be thinking about in terms of Pinterest strategy – and some inspirational ones – why you need to embrace destruction and how to turn obstacles into opportunities. Oh, and if you’re participating in NaNoWriMo there are some great tips for using writer’s app Scrivener. I just discovered this one and love it. I bet you will, too!
More great stuff from around the web! Today we have some ideas for helping you reuse your old content – and none of that tired “make a top ten list” stuff. There’s also a word of caution about bad marketing goals (with great alternatives), ideas to help you not only blog but do it every day, some inspiration about choosing the right people to surround yourself with and more great stuff about marketing and business.
I’m excited about this week’s posts! There are some great tools here – from one called Pinwoot for Pinterest, to a bunch of Twitter tools that can help boost your marketing. There’s a great story about someone’s horrible second grade teacher (and how it relates to creativity) plus more fun, cool and useful stuff. Grab a donut and enjoy!
This week’s roundup is all about variety. We’ve tackled a few new topics this week, including a post about how to be a good Redditor (if you haven’t used Reddit yet, now’s your chance), how to write a tagline, and a fun post with lessons learned about business from Breaking Bad’s Walter White. If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll want to read this one!
Want some practical tips you can implement right now? We got ‘em! Want something that will make you think a bit? We got that, too! This week’s roundup has it all – a stack of great places to promote your blog, some super simple ways to lower the bounce rate on it, and a thorough post about how to take advantage of local SEO options. There are also a few “thought exercise” posts – one about rethinking your to-do list (I promise its not as simple as that) and another that challenges your thinking about what a logo really is and does. Read one, read them all. Let me know which you found most helpful.