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The Cure for Blogging Procrastination

StanfordSmith
Feeling guilty? Did you fail to publish a post last week? Are you beating yourself up because that ebook, podcast, or product didn’t get launched? I understand how you feel. However, my friend, you need to suck it up.
The Cure for Blogging Procrastination

SMT's Blogging Guide: What We Want to See

mj@socialmediatoday.com
Social Media Today is lucky enough to have dozens of new posts to choose from on a daily basis, but this unfortunately means that we can publish only a fraction of the articles that are submitted. While we can’t respond to individual requests for feedback, we’d like to share some tips that will help raise your chances of being published.
SMT's Blogging Guide: What We Want to See

Social Startups: Bizible Connects All the Dots from Marketing Contributions to Revenue

shaybmoser
“We decided to move up market to replace and expand on the Salesforce for Google AdWords product,” says Aaron Bird, co-founder and CEO of the up-and-coming marketing analytics powerhouse. “We added a number of features so companies can track ALL marketing in Salesforce and match that with revenue.”
Social Startups: Bizible Connects All the Dots from Marketing Contributions to Revenue

How Air Guitar Became a Template for All My Creative Marketing Strategy

Eric Melin
"In late 2012, I embarked on the biggest creative challenge of my life. Ten months later, I would be crowned the World Champion of Air Guitar." Take a cue from the world champion of competitive air guitar, who reverse engineered a winning routine in what has become a template for all creative marketing strategy going forward.
How Air Guitar Became a Template for All My Creative Marketing Strategy

Instagram for Small Businesses: Your New Best Friend

WSS Marketing
Instagram is possibly the new lifeblood of social media platforms for small businesses. Is that overdramatic? Whether you’re brand spanking new to the world of Instagram or have found yourself unsure of how to manage your account, here are some tips to turn you into a small business Instagram marketing guru.
Instagram for Small Businesses: Your New Best Friend

Where Is the Ad Spend Headed? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Leslie Nuccio
The biggest difference between content marketing and advertising, though, is that one of the main principles of content marketing is getting out there and marketing the marketing, which isn’t something one would typically do with a traditional print ad or a digital banner ad.
Where Is the Ad Spend Headed? [INFOGRAPHIC]

7 Ways to Be a Kicka** Blogger

sueyoungmedia
Kick-ass bloggers are clear on their expertise, niche, and passion. They don’t panic and lie awake at night trying to figure out their niche. They know they are the sum of all their experiences. They look at their professional and personal journeys and know what instinctively feels right. Lack of passion leads to lack of clarity.
7 Ways to Be a Kicka** Blogger

Why Social Media Is Essential to SEO Success

MarkSimonDidit
SEO has two main elements: on-page factors, which include site content, usability, and accessibility to search engines; and off-page factors, including the inbound links that influence the degree to which search engines think a site is important.
Why Social Media Is Essential to SEO Success

5 Principles for Creating a Social Media Following That Sticks

Will Blunt
Here are five guiding principles and a couple of handy online tools to guide your social media activity and help you create a social media following that sticks. This group of people will become an asset that continues to appreciate over time as they share, promote and re-purpose your best content.
5 Principles for Creating a Social Media Following That Sticks

The Emotions of Social Sharing

Bryan Kramer
We live in a time when emotions are high because they’re publicly shared, and displayed, in social media. In essence, we’ve opened up “Pandora’s Box” filled with emotions, both positive and negative, for all to see. Regardless of the sentiment of the emotion shared, sharing our feelings with each other builds connection, which equates to relationships.
The Emotions of Social Sharing