Thanks to Luie De Von for these useful blogging tips.  OMG … sharing  your article on my blog makes me guilty of mistake #5.  Hope that’s OK folks.   😉

Promoting an online business can be easy if you know the tools and techniques to use. One effective way used by internet marketers is blogging. How can you make your online marketing through blogs more effective? Below are ten blogging mistakes you should know to help you avoid committing them:

1) Not being committed

If blogging is just your past time, then you can get away with blogging whenever you feel like it. But if you’re blogging is part of your online marketing technique, commitment is important. See to it that you give time to blogging on a regular basis.

2) Not getting any help

If you’re maintaining a blog for marketing online, consider getting some assistance. Trying to update and optimize your blog alone can a difficult job especially if you have other tasks to attend to. Have another person, or better yet, a team to help you attend to your blogging tasks.

3) Not targeting an audience

Niche blogging is surely the way to go. If your blog is not targeted to a particular niche or audience, it would be too difficult to get the traffic you want.

4) The lack of passion

In reality, if your main purpose for blogging is just to sell your ads, then this won’t take you very far. People will instantly see right through you if your blogs are all about commercials. An Adsense ads on your blog without quality content cannot give you a more positive result.

5) Not being original

Some bloggers rely solely on news feeds from other sources. However, if people can read the same content in your blog that they can find from other places, they will not be convinced to subscribe to your blog. They may not even bother to re-visit you.

6) Not analyzing your website traffic statistics

Your web stats can tell you a lot of information. It can tell you which page of your site most readers like, it can tell you which days you receive more visits, where you hits are coming from, what type of readers go to your site and other important details.

7) Not making the needed changes

Don’t be contented with just the same layout, the same content, and the same structure on your blog. If something’s not working, then have the initiative to make some changes. The adage “there’s always room for improvement” also applies to blogging.

8) Not editing your posts

If you don’t have time to do the editing or you don’t have the editing skills, it is best to hire an editor to do it for you. The role of an editor is to make sure that your posts are free from grammatical errors, typos and punctuation mistakes. It will make your blog more credible and professional.

9) Not using RSS feeds

RSS feeds allow people to get updates from your blog. There are many free feeds on the web that you can use. Make sure that your blog has RSS feeds buttons that your readers can simply click on.

10) Not using keywords on your title tags

Without keywords on your titles, it would be more difficult for search engines to find you. On the other hand, keywords on your title tags allow search engine spiders to crawl on your page and categorize your content easily.


Luie De Von is a marketing consultant with Easy Postcard Marketing and has been providing consumers and business owners with marketing strategies. For years he has helped businesses to have more and growing clients through Postcard Advertising, Marketing Postcard and Business Post Card.
This article courtesy of SiteProNews.com

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According to Jolie O’Dell, there are 10 things that brands should not do and do on Twitter.  Are you guilty of any of the Twitter infringements or are you a savvy Tweeter?  Check it out!

The following are 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Brands on Twitter:

1. Don’t Be a Showoff

2. Don’t Use Poor Grammar or Spelling

3. Don’t Get Too Personal

4. Don’t Auto-Tweet

5. Don’t Leave Air in the Conversation

6. Don’t Overtweet

7. Do Shout Out to Users Who Mention You

8. Do Monitor Keywords and Competitors

9. Do Make an Informative Profile

10. Do Fish Where the Fish Are

(10 Dos and Don’ts for Brands on Twitter Posted using ShareThis from Mashable)

According to Jolie O’Dell, there are 10 things that brands should not do and do on Twitter.  Are you guilty of any of the Twitter infringements or are you a savvy Tweeter?  Check it out!

The following are 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Brands on Twitter:

1. Don’t Be a Showoff

2. Don’t Use Poor Grammar or Spelling

3. Don’t Get Too Personal

4. Don’t Auto-Tweet

5. Don’t Leave Air in the Conversation

6. Don’t Overtweet

7. Do Shout Out to Users Who Mention You

8. Do Monitor Keywords and Competitors

9. Do Make an Informative Profile

10. Do Fish Where the Fish Are

(10 Dos and Don’ts for Brands on Twitter Posted using ShareThis from Mashable)

Though there aren’t any hard and fast rules for social  media success, these guiding principles from social entrepreneur, Rob Carpenter will help your brand go boldly where none have gone before.  Click here to view >>

Article Highlights:

  • Remember that what works for one brand is unlikely to work for another, even if they are direct competitors
  • Be sure to post relevant, engaging content that is central to your customers’ lives, not just to your company
  • It’s crucial to focus on engaging only three to four social media technologies, and constantly review your strategies on each one for indications of success or failure

Lewis Howes Interview by Michael A. Stelzner

This video is awesome for those interested in learning some quick and easy tips about using Linkedin for business.  In addition, the SocialMedia Examiner intro shows how to engage and present your brand with style.

Social media marketing allows customers and fans to spread your ideas and share your stories.  It points the world to your virtual doorstep. Check out this SlideShare presentation:

Gaga, Oooh La La: Why the Lady Is the Ultimate Social Climber – Advertising Age – Special Report: Digital A-List 2010.