5 Must Follow Rules While Writing Long Blog Posts

 

5 Must Follow Rules While Writing Long Blog Posts

Regularly writing long blog posts should be an important part of your blogging strategy. Long blog posts attract more backlinks than short ones as shown in this study by SEO MOZ. People probably prefer linking to longer blog posts as they are more informative. Many of the top blogs regularly write long blog posts which helps them gather a lot of attention and you can too.

You shouldn’t just blindly go for it and write a long blog post. They have to be planned thoroughly as they need to be of the highest quality from the beginning to the end. So I have shared some important rules you need to follow while writing long blog posts which will ensure that you maintain quality each and every time…

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3 Content Marketing Lessons from the Oscars

 

This is a guest post by Lisa Zatulovsky of Straight North.

3 Content Marketing Lessons from the Oscars

The gowns, the jewels, the barrage of celebrities – all were front and center at the 2014 Oscars. But beyond the glitter and glamour, what can marketers learn from this event that benefits their companies? From fashion to food, here are three lessons learned from the Oscars to incorporate into your content marketing strategy…

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13 Blogging Statistics You Probably Don’t Know, But Should [Infographic]

 

13 Blogging Stats You Probably Don’t Know, But Should [Infographic]

Are you making the most of the latest blogging statistics to build a better blog?

You can easily find hundreds of blogging statistics around the web. Some of them are stats that mainly state why blogging is important and the others can help you create powerful blogs. I prefer reading the latter ones and implementing them on my blog to get better results.

So I looked around for studies and graphs that contain stats that can be used to build a better blog and created this infographic. I also included some of the stats from research I had conducted in the past, like this one on How to Build a Credible Blog. Along with the blogging stats I have provided some tips on how they can be used to create a better blog too. Check them out below…

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6 Tools to Improve Your Visual Social Media Presence

 

6 Tools to Improve Your Visual Social Media Presence

Are you making the most of visuals in your social media campaigns? Are you using the right tools for your visual social media presence?

Good use of visuals is an absolute necessity for any business using social media to promote themselves. On sites like Facebook and Twitter images drive the highest engagement. On blogs, visuals in the form of infographics drive high levels of traffic and backlinks and then there are visual based social networks like Instagram and Pinterest which have quickly grown popular.

If businesses aren’t already using visuals in their social media strategies, they should do so now. As I have already covered how to use visuals in my infographic, How to Thrive on Social Media With Images, here is a list of tools that can save time and help improve your visual social media presence…

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6 Tips to Make Your Blog Posts More Readable

 

6 Tips to Make Your Blog Posts More Readable

Would you like to make your blog posts more readable?

The key to building a successful blog is to make it all about the reader, if you can create something that they will enjoy and find helpful, they will visit your blog, read your posts and share them with their friends and followers. Quality content isn’t just about the way you write it, but it also about the way you display it. It needs to be easy to read and navigate through. Here are some quick tips on how to make your blog posts more readable…

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Top 10 Social Media Infographics of 2013

 

Top 10 Social Media Infographics of 2013

Last year, we published many social media infographics on Social Marketing Writing, created by both us and others. Most of them proved to be quite popular. So I compiled a list of the 10 most popular social media infographics created and published by us on the blog. Check them out below…

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4 WordPress Plugins to Optimize Your Blog for Pinterest

 

4 WordPress Plugins to Optimize Your Blog for Pinterest

Is your blog optimized for Pinterest? Are you using Pinterest to promote your blog?

Blog owners should seriously consider driving more website traffic with Pinterest as Pinterest is known for its ability to drive visitors.

Pinterest Drives More Traffic Than Reddit, Youtube, Linkedin, Google+ and MySpace

It drives more traffic than Reddit, Youtube, Linkedin, Google+ and MySpace. If your blog runs on WordPress, optimizing it for Pinterest should be extremely easy as there are several plugins that can help you with this. In fact, there are scores and scores of them. To help you find the most useful ones I have written this post which contains 4 WordPress plugins and a few more I have used (and would like to use) to optimize my blog for Pinterest…

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Content Marketing

 

This is a guest post by Shanna Mallon of Straight North.

5 Things You Might Not Know About Content Marketing

Whether you’ve been running a content marketing campaign for months or years, you might be surprised to learn a few facts you don’t know. Take a look at these five little known realities which relate to the content you’re creating and use them to boost your content marketing strategy…

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