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How to Use Your Business Blog to Test New Ideas

Posted by Allison Semancik

When you first come up with an idea for a new product or service, you may be very excited to just get it out to the masses.

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Tags: Blogging for Your Business, Business Blogging

5 Simple Ways to Reuse Your Blog Content

Posted by Allison Semancik

You spend a lot of time creating great blog posts and once it's posted, you forget about it, right? Nope!

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Tags: Blogging Tips, Blogging for Your Business

Give it All Away for Free in a Blog and Still Get Customers

Posted by Allison Semancik

Most of the time when I talk to businesses about blogging, they are excited at the prospect of sharing their expertise and knowledge online.

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Tags: Blogging for Your Business, Business Blogging

How to Claim Your Blog Authorship on Google

Posted by Allison Semancik

Have you noticed that when you do a Google search, some listings have a little picture of a person next to the link?

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Tags: Blogging for Your Business, Google +

Get Started: Resources for a Successful Blog for Your Business

Posted by Allison Semancik
Don't you just love how optimistic you feel at the beginning of a new year? You feel like you can take on the world!

So what better time than now to start a blog for your business! To help you get started, I've rounded up all of my best advice on business blogging and put it in one handy location for you.

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Tags: Blogging for Your Business, Business Blogging

The Fast and Easy Way to Brainstorm Blog Topics for Your Business

Posted by Allison Semancik

When you decide to start a blog for your business, you're probably super excited at the prospect of sharing information with website visitors. You envision yourself as writing amazing blog articles and lots of new people coming to your website because of your articles.

But what often happens, is that when you actually sit down to write an article, you start to doubt yourself. You wonder if you're writing in the right voice, giving the right information or if anyone is going to find it helpful.

The best way to counteract these doubts is to have an arsenal of topics that you can go to when your next article is due.

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Tags: Blogging for Your Business, Brainstorm Blog Topics, Business Blogging

Blogging: It's Not All About You

Posted by Allison Semancik

When businesses tell me that they want a blog, I always ask why.  I like to find out what type of information they want to post on their blog.

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Tags: Blogging Tips, Blogging for Your Business

5 Tips for Setting Your Business Blog Up for Success

Posted by Allison Semancik

Over the last two days, I attended the Empowered Woman Success Summit here in Miami.  I had the opportunity to hear some brilliant people share their business advice to help women grow professionally.

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Tags: Blogging Tips, Blogging for Your Business, Business Blogging

10 Common Mistakes While Blogging for Your Business

Posted by Allison Semancik

It can be a very exciting venture when you begin blogging for your business. You're sharing great content with current and prospective clients and people are looking to you and your company as an expert in your industry.

But it is all too easy to make mistakes and most of the time, you are completely unaware of them. Here are the top ten mistakes I see businesses make while blogging. And of course, I include tips on how to correct the mistakes so you can keep working towards reaching your goals.

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Tags: Blogging for Your Business, Business Blogging