Monday, March 4, 2013

Article Marketing - Optimize Your Blogger Blog Posts

One of your online marketing tools should be article marketing, and article marketing includes your blog posts.

Simply posting to your site isn't enough. You need to create a search engine optimized article that will bring traffic, increase your visit lengths, and enable the visitor to share your post.

Below is a SlideShare presentation that gives you simple instructions on creating effective Blogger posts. And, much of what's shown, is useful on WordPress and other management systems.

So, off we go:

OPTIMIZE YOUR BLOGGER BLOG POSTS



This is the first SlideShare presentation I've made and I'd really appreciate your input (comments):

1. Was it easy to understand?
2. Was it engaging?
3. Do you think it needed music or some kind of sound effect?
4. What's your impression of SlideShare presentations?

Thanks so much for your help!

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Karen Cioffi
Award-Winning Author, Freelance/Ghostwriter
Author/Writer Online Platform Instructor

12 comments:

Shirley Corder said...

Hi Karen. Good post. It was easy to follow and simple enough to put into practice.

My one comment is regards to the comment that it's best to post early in the morning. I feel this presumes your only readers live in America. For me, living in South Africa, it's okay to post to my blog early, but no Americans will read it for hours. Therefore I rarely post to social media in my morning.

Thanks for the reminder about the need for to use SEO effective keywords. That's one thing I need to remember.
Shirley

Margaret Fieland said...

Karen, loved the post. It was clear, informative, and easy to understand. I'm trying to get up to speed on this stuff, so it's a huge help to me right now.

I'm going to try this out on one of the blogger blogs I post on.

Thanks again.

Magdalena Ball said...

Excellent Karen. This is a fresh way to share content which is easy to unerstand and engaging. I think that music or sound effects would detract from it. It's perfect as is. I'll have to give it a try - maybe in my next WOTM post!

Karen Cioffi said...

Thanks Shirley! I appreciate the input! And, you're so right - the internet is worldwide. I think the time is for all though, no matter where you are. Studies show that people tend to open and read posts early in the morning.

Karen Cioffi said...

Margaret, Thanks for the input! It's really easy to tweak posts and so worthwhile. Glad you found it helpful.

Karen Cioffi said...

Maggie, Thanks for the input! Slideshare is such a simple tool to use and does offer a fresh approach to content.

What I especially like about it is you don't need to create a video and you get the HTML code to put on your own site.

Heidiwriter said...

This is great, Karen, easy to understand and very helpful. I'll have to keep slideshare in mind!

Dr John Yeoman said...

Karen, I love Powerpoint too. It's so easy to use! Problem is, it does need a voice over. The slides are not always self-explanatory. The Slideshare folk tell me they don't support integral sound or animation so, for me, that rules out Slideshare. The solution I've found is to put the Powerpoint presentation onto video, using Moyea, then upload that video to YouTube. (Metacafe is another option but it wrecks the video with advertising.) You can then imbed the video, complete with sound and animation, in your blog, Google+ and Facebook.

Dr John Yeoman said...

An addendum: I've just noticed that Slideshare drops its own advertising offers onto the last slide. That's where you want folks to stop and ponder _your_ offer, not someone else's! Another good reason to shun Slideshare...

Karen Cioffi said...

John, I do kind of agree that Slideshare is a bit dry without audio, but it's quick and easy.

I hadn't noticed their promo at the end!

I have to get into video - I've been procrastinating because of the learning curve. One of these days I'll have to buckle down and just do it. :)

Linda Wilson said...

Hi Karen, I liked your Slideshare presentation because I could go at my own pace and take notes. It helped me iron out some of my kinks from my posts on your WOTM blog. I'm interested in learning about video.

Karen Cioffi said...

Hi, Linda,

I'm so glad this slideshare helped you. I just realized that it doesn't play through and you have to go to the Slideshare site to finish. I'm not crazy about that and not sure if I'll use it again.

Thanks for stopping by!