Posts Tagged ‘Content Marketing’

What’s the Difference Between a Tagline and a Brand Promise?

The best way to differentiate your business from the pack is to be crystal clear about your marketing message. But what does that mean? Do you need a tagline? Do you need a brand promise? And what is the difference between a tagline and a brand promise? Let’s get this cleared up… The Difference Between a Tagline…

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The Difference Between Categories & Tags in WordPress Blogs

A topic that causes a lot of confusion for business bloggers and a question that comes up frequently in my online course, Blog School, is this: “What’s the difference between categories and tags in WordPress blogs?” Yep, it is a little tricky. If you simply perform a Google search to try to get the answer you’ll likely get results that don’t…

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A Simple Blog Template for Compelling Business Blogs

In my Blog School course, I teach business owners how to create and publish blogs to be used as marketing tools. The goal of business blogs is to attract an audience, engage them and nurture them into paying clients and customers. But because blogging can seem like a daunting challenge, I’ve created a simple blog…

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How To Recycle Your Blog Posts

Here’s a great tip to get more mileage out of your marketing: recycle your blog posts! If you’re like most business owners you only have time to create about one blog post a month. But that doesn’t mean that you only have one piece of content to share during the month. The smart way to blog for marketing…

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How You Can Create Winning Email Subject Lines

  In last week’s post I gave you a challenge. (In case you missed it, click here to read.) I asked you to guess which email subject line resulted in more opens from two recent email blasts we sent. Did you guess right? Here are the winners: Campaign #1 A. Why You Don’t Need A Blog…

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How To Test Your Email Subject Lines

    Have you ever sent out an email blast that was opened by only a fraction of the people on your list? Argghh. It’s happened to me and I know how it feels. It’s a bummer when you worked hard to create stellar content that only a people read. Are you talking to air? Well,…

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Why You Don’t Need A Blog Calendar

I teach a course in business blogging, so it would be natural to assume that I have a well-organized blog calendar packed with inspiring topics all tightly scheduled well into the future, right? Well, I don’t.     The truth is, I’ve attempted to use a blog calendar many times over the past few years. I’d invest hours into set-up and schedule a…

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