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This was like a software upgrade for headline writing.
I noted one sentence which needs a tweak, it was in number 5 and reads - This tells us you might want to work in something more specific to give readers get a better idea of what they’re going to get.
Otherwise, a great article Courtney.
In our niche business, it is all about being on the first page and being more than half the way up the first page. We all know that over 70% of customers will click on one of the first 5 results and today, customers want the most relevant result in a matter of seconds, so it is all about being on that first page. The key points in this article about listening and providing great shareable content are ofcourse very important, but a prerequisite would be to drop anchor on that first page and be on the lookout for pirates.
On Linked in, it's quality which matters more than quantity. If you only had 10 connections and they were 10 very influential people who would take your call right now, this would be more useful than connecting with 500+ connections who are not strategically important to where you are going. Only connect with relevant people and avoid friends or associates who will have no influence or affect on your success.
LinkedIn is a great platform which is still under-utilised by graduates. It is so easy to follow a company which you are interested in and increase your visibility by making useful comments on their posts. This often results in the company checking your profile and contacting you or responding to the comment.
I like this piece as it is something which I am currently investigating. One of the key challenges appears to be the location of the hub, so I am looking at unused commercial property. The next challenge is to carve out a sustainable business model and attract investment.
Successful Bloggers should be given awards and recognition from the department of education for their immense contribution and the benefits to thousands of readers. What do you think?