The Right and Wrong Way to Use Social Media Marketing for Blog Growth

Earlier this week, I wrote a post that explained the differences between social media marketing and content marketing.  Bloggers can use both methods of marketing their blogs in order to drive traffic to them.  In fact, you’re probably already doing social media marketing and content marketing activities. But what are the right and wrong ways […]

20 Easy Ways to Promote Your Blog Across the Social Web

One of the key points I explain in my book, 30-Minute Social Media Marketing, is that for a business to succeed in building a brand and growing, it needs to surround consumers with branded online experiences, so those consumers can self-select how they want to engage with the brand.  The same theory holds true for […]

Give Your Blog a Marketing Boost with Press Releases

The press release doesn’t get the credit it deserves in the 21st century.  For longer than most of us have been alive, press releases have been a useful marketing and publicity tool that businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, and more use to tell the world about the great things they’re doing.  While press releases might not […]

The Laws of Brand Focus and Contraction and Why Bloggers Should Care

I’m a marketer by profession, and one of the basic laws of building a brand tells us that a highly focused brand is stronger in the long-term than an unfocused brand.  In other words, the most powerful brands own a word in people’s minds. On the other hand, there is another marketing law that tells […]

Blogging Strategically Not Tactically And 5 Steps to Do It

If your goals for your blog include growing your audience, developing an online platform to establish yourself as an expert in your field, or making money, then you need to start thinking strategically and not tactically or those goals will always remain just out of reach. There is a reason why companies create marketing plans […]