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Denise Wakeman
Los Angeles, CA
Business Blogging and Online Visibility Expert
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Earlier this week I hosted a webinar by my colleague Tom Treanor of Right Mix Marketing. Tom outlined his elegant and effective map for creating content for your blog that supports your sales and business goals. Right now you can watch the webinar replay video (no optin required) and take advantage of Tom's generous offer to save $30 on his Fast, Easy Blogging program plus get two blogging programs from me and a live mentoring class to get you on the path to better visibility on the web. While you're at it, I recommend you read Tom's guest post on... Continue reading
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Live Google+ Hangout on March 1 (no charge) This just in... Friday, March 1, I'm hosting a free, live, on-air Google+ Hangout with several of the featured experts who will be speaking at the upcoming Digital Publishing Online Intensive. Date: Friday, March 1 Time: 10 am PT/ 1 pm ET RSVP & Watch live: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cenfhnb3pnkmcjlb7l43sbi47ro Got questions about digital publishing? Post them on the event page. See you on the Hangout! P.S. $100 discount for the Digital Publishing Intensive expires in 3 days! http://digitalpublishingintensive.com Continue reading
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Repurposing your blog posts into an ebook is a fast, fairly simple tactic for you to get more visibility for your business, build your list and make more money. That's why I've decided to give away my program, From Blog to Kindle eBook, for a limited time. It usually sells for $57. For a limited time you can get the program for FREE - through January 26, 2013. Claim your gift now to get started creating a new stream of income using the world's largest ecommerce site! Related articles Top Ten Self-Publishing Blogs for Authors Business Blogging Tips - Guest... Continue reading
I love showcasing great business blogs! Yet the wealth of content across the web can be mind-boggling so it's always helpful to have a short cut to finding the best of the best. When it comes to information for authors and online entrepreneurs who want to self-publish their ebooks and other content, look no further than The Future of Ink's Top Ten Self-Publishing Blogs of 2012. After receiving hundreds of reader nominations, 30 finalists were reviewed by three judges: Guy Kawasaki, Mark Coker (founder of Smashwords) and Jim Edwards (Internet marketing mentor). The top ten self-publishing blogs, plus a People's... Continue reading
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While I was on my recent dream vacation in Peru, I practiced what I preach to my clients, and invited several clients and colleaugues to share guest posts on DeniseWakeman.com. After all, I didn't want my blog to go dark for two weeks and I was so busy before I left, I didn't have time to do a lot of advance writing. Three posts stood out because they focused on business blogging and I want to make sure you don't miss them. All are worth the time to read and share your thoughts and comments. How to Be an Ideal... Continue reading
How fun! Have you ever hired anyone from Task Rabbit? Curious to know how it works and if you (or anyone you know)has had good experience with them. Blog on, John!
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You've probably heard a thousand times that your blog is the foundation of your online presence (heck, I've said it at least ten thousand times!). Another way to think about it is that your blog is the heart of your business... ...the place where you deeply connect, share your message, engage your audience and have the opportunity to transform the lives of your ideal clients. Well, if your blog is the heart, then your list is the life blood of your business, pumping your message consistently into the hands, head and heart of the audience you wish to serve. Without... Continue reading
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As you may know, every now and then I host Brag About Your Blog Day on my Facebook page. This month, however, I'm doing it a little differently... I aim to create the BIGGEST list of blogs on the Web. Get the details here and add your blog to the list...blog on! Continue reading
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It's no secret that I read and share a lot of blogging articles and resources via my social networks. But, if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, then you may have missed some great blog posts about blogging... First, I want to circle back and close the loop on the Virtual Blog Writing Day. On DeniseWakeman.com, I posted a list of resources and a list of blog posts participants wrote on VBWD: Writing and Blogging Resources from Virtual Blog Writing Day Link Love from Virtual Blog Writing Day Managing Comments: 4 Plugins for Encouraging and Rewarding Your Readers... Continue reading
Let's face it. Blogging IS Content Marketing. As you plan and organize the content you write that will attract the right readers, it's generally agreed that it's good to mix up the style of posts you write. You want to keep your readers interested and engaged. Consider how-to posts, case studies, Q&A, polls and interviews to name a few styles. However, by far the most popular type of post is the List Post. List posts are easy to scan and read, and they tend to get shared a lot. In my travels around the web, I found a very cool... Continue reading
As I prepped for Virtual Blog Writing Day (you're welcome to join us!), looking for articles to help bloggers be productive, efficient and create great posts, I ran across this infographic from my colleague Derek Halpern of SocialTriggers.com. When creating your posts, this is a helpful guide for formatting your content. How to Write the Perfect Blog Post (click on the link to see the infographic in full size). Like this? Learn how to use psychology to get more traffic and sales with Social Triggers. Continue reading
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If you're planning to attend all or part of the the Virtual Blog Writing Day on August 23, then I recommend you hit the ground running so you can easily tap into your creativity and achieve the goals you set for the day. As I've been planning how to facilitate the Virtual Blog Writing Day, I've come up with seven tips to help you prepare and be as productive as possible during the time you commit to your blog wrting. 1. Back to basics: what's your primary message? When you look at at the last 10 posts on your blog,... Continue reading
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Not having enough time to write blog posts is a lament I hear time and time again from online entrepreneurs...even though they KNOW the benefits of publishing consistent content on their blog. Awhile back I wondered aloud if having a dedicated block of time, like a virtual blog writing day would help. Many folks I asked gave me a resounding "Yes!" So, I'm doing an experiment and have scheduled a Virtual Blog Writing Day... Date: August 23, 2012 Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time (check your local time here) Where: your computer Cost: FREE... NO CHARGE...My gift to... Continue reading
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There is no secret shortcut to blogging success. It takes time, energy and attention to attract clients this way. Use today's tips to make the most of the time you have. Continue reading
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The last couple of weeks have been busy at The Blog Squad HQ. Two blogging related webinars generated hundreds of registrations and I want to make sure you know you can still access the content (free and fee). Here's a roundup of links to blogging resources that can help you boost your business: “From Blog to eBook: How to Create New Revenue Streams with Amazon’s Kindle Ebook Program.” - get the 90 minute video presentation, audio (mp3), transcript, formatting cheat sheet and resource links for only $27 for a limited time. How to Use Mobile Marketing to Drive Traffic to... Continue reading
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Bloggers, you already have lots of great blog content,right? Now how do you maximize your time and energy and even make a few bucks from your blog? Leverage your blog content. Continue reading
Susan, under the Discussion Settings on your blog, you can uncheck the option to get ping and trackback notifications and that should take care of it.
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Don't you hate it? All those spammy comments that contribute nothing to your blog and are clearly being submitted by bots or people being paid a nickle a comment because they think they're going to get some kind of fabulous link juice? I received a question the other day from Yoon: I am finding that my blog gets inundated with spam type comments that has been taking my assistant on average about 10 hours a week to review all of the comments and delete spam vs post real comments. This seems like high maintenance. Is this normal? Or are we... Continue reading
The amount of content flowing around and past us every day is staggering. I scan and read a lot of articles with emphasis on blogging, online visibility and marketing on the Web in general. I also post one or two articles per week on DeniseWakeman.com and some are relevant to bloggers. Daily, I share great articles on my Facebook page, on Twitter and on my Pinterest Business Blogging board. Following are links to some articles you may not have seen in the past few weeks... Building Community on Your Blog (a lot of comments on this one) Top 5 Reasons... Continue reading
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Content is the basis of EVERYTHING online. Creating your content and then marketing it well is how you profit from your content online. Continue reading
I tend to get a lot of ideas when I'm running. Hard to jot them down, but I use Evernote to capture ideas so frequently I'll just record my idea with my phone so I don't forget. Love your post, Linda...blog on!
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If you missed it on DeniseWakeman.com, my colleague Ellen Britt and I have a survey running about how professionals and small business owners like you, are incorporating digital publishing into their content marekting. We would love to get your input, and then, if you choose, we will send you a copy for the indepth industry report we create from the information we glean. At the moment of writing this post, 770 people have added their two cents. Our goal is to have a minimum of 1000 responses. Whether or not you're actively involved in digital publishing, or plan to, your... Continue reading
Just ran across this infographic and I have to say, I'm in total agreement and have been preaching this for several years. This doesn't mean I don't think you shouldn't be using Facebook as a marketing tool, but think about where you're putting your effort and what you get out of it... Embedded with permission from Patricia Redsicker. Which side do you come down on...Facebook or Business Blogging...which is better for YOUR business? Continue reading
This video replaces one done about a year ago. AudioAcrobat made changes to their website so a new tutorial was called for. If you are publishing a podcast, feel free to post the link here in the comments.
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Sharon, here's a link to a post that may be helpful, about LinkedIn Groups: http://denisewakeman.com/social-media-marketing/linkedin-tips-groups-potential-clients/
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