Scoopit

Scoop.it Integrates Google Authorship and Google+ Page Support

Scoop.it Integrates Google Authorship and Google+ Page Support

Scoop.it is one of the tools that I highly recommend for content curation, and they've just released a couple of updates that are really exciting for businesses involving Google and Google+.

Seven Great Ways for Content Marketers to Find New Ideas

Seven Great Ways for Content Marketers to Find New Ideas

I was grabbing a coffee with a random connection the other day and they asked me how I come up with so many different ideas for blog posts. They talked about how they have always wanted to start a blog but never did because they fear they'll run out of things to write about. The classic tale of writers block.

Going Quiet on Social Media in the wake of tragedy

Going Quiet on Social Media in the wake of tragedy

This is a post I have been holding off on writing for a while. You see, back in April, my daughter's great grandmother passed away. Tai Ma, as she called her in Cantonese, was 85 and had been in failing health for years. My wife and I thought we were blessed when Grandma was able to attend our wedding in 2010. And then a year later, when our daughter Cadence was born, words could not describe the joy that my little girl brought this lady who had worked so hard all her life.

How I promote my new blog posts

How I promote my new blog posts

After I have finished writing, editing, deep linking and have published a new blog post, my work has just gotten started. Simply creating content isn't sufficient to gain readership. You need to actively promote that new post so that people can see it and have a chance to read it. It can take a long time to build up email and RSS subscribers, so in the meantime, you will need to be more proactive.

Here are all the things I do after I publish a post to get readers to it. (Updated 12/27/13!)

5 Cool Content Curation Tools for Social Marketers

5 Cool Content Curation Tools for Social Marketers

In the Age of Information, the ability to “curate”, or gather and arrange content, becomes one of the most important skills you can have. After all, the information is out there for everyone to see. What makes you stand out from the crowd is how you locate and present it. This process can be a grueling one if you go at it alone.

The Best Blog Traffic Tools for Content Marketing

The Best Blog Traffic Tools for Content Marketing

Content Marketing for your business means creating great content and sharing it to your social networks. But it also means looking for additional, sometimes creative ways to get what you're writing in front of more people. What do you think are the best tools for getting more traffic to your blog?