Weekend Update – Sept03

Social Media for Schools - Weekend UpdateHappy Social Media Saturday! Listed below are links to interesting things I found on the web this week: cool tools, great blog articles, memorable Tweets – anything that stuck out to me and I think is worth sharing. I encourage you to check them out for yourself.

Blog Post: 7 Blog Writing Steps BEFORE You Check for Keywords – This is a little story I share with new blogging clients who get hung up about keywords. One client in particular (let’s call him Ted) had written about 10 blog posts which were saved as drafts because he was worried about keywords.

Let me say that there’s a learning curve involved in writing for your blog, and there’s no way around it. The only way to learn to write good blog posts is to write and publish blog posts—a lot of them. Saving them as drafts won’t work.

Being that it’s U.S. Open time, I was thinking about how this relates to tennis (of course!). You can practice your serve on a tennis court by yourself too. But until you serve the ball to someone on the other side of the net and keep score in a game, it really doesn’t count. You can’t learn from your results.

Here’s what I told Ted, “When you sit down to write a new post, focus first on these steps:

Blog Post: 9 Email Marketing Best Practices to Generate More Leads – While email marketing may not get the attention some of the newer tools get, it’s still a terrific way for you to generate leads and convert more prospects for your business. With that in mind, I wanted to share some email marketing best practices you can use to generate more leads for your business.

Blog Post: Does Google PageRank Really Matter? – So what’s the deal with PageRank? Should you panic over every little change in your PageRank scores? Or do you even need to focus on increasing your PageRank?

Although those are all good questions that you have, before I dive into the Google PageRank (PR) metrics, let’s look at exactly what PageRank is and how it’s gained or lost. By understanding how PageRank is calculated, you can see its specific limitations in the evolving world of search, as well as what it can still be used to measure effectively.

Tools: Signal – Mobile, social, and email marketing in a single platform.

Have fun checking these out and let me know what you think in the comments section below.

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