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March Blog Roundup

Cynthia Hull

Posts too GOOD NOT to share.....

It always amazes me how much great information is shared every month. March was no exception. Hope you find these posts as helpful as I did.

 

 

Melanie Duncan provides tips and advice on how to handle the inevitable unhappy customer, How to Handle Unhappy Customers. I particularly like the B.L.A.P.E., great reminders. Plus she offers a download of customer service scripts. If you aren't regularly reading Melanie's blog, you are missing out.

 

From Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income is a post on SEO and the importance of great content. Written by Glenn Allsop of Gaps.com, the post is well researched and informative. Take the time to read SEO in 2017: Proven Content Ideas That Attract Backlinks  

 

Also on SEO, Neil Patel writes about 12 Risky SEO Tactics That Might Work. These are ''gray hat' techniques, so proceed with caution. As he says in the post: "Gray hat tactics may get you in trouble, but then again, they might not. And sometimes, that’s a risk that’s worthwhile to take."  Neil's blog is a must read, plus you get to see him in his PJ's!

 

 

 

From MOZ, How to Create Content That Keeps Earning Links (Even After You Stop Promoting It) by Kerry Jones. The post sites research that claims "no overall correlation between sharing and linking"  -- lots of shares doesn't correlate to lots of links. The strategies presented are intriguing and worth considering for your business blog.

 

Small Business Trends published a report, 24 Percent of Small Businesses Don’t Use Social Media – At All, looking at social media statistics in small businesses. Does your business utilize social media? Take a look at what others are doing.

 

Also posting about social media, Search Engine Journal published 11 Tips to Improve Your Online Store Sales via Social Media. This has some great insights on the future of social media and how to maximize your social media efforts. If you aren't seeing the results you want with your social media strategies, it may be time to implement some of these tips.

 

 

Katherine Sullivan at Marketing Solved put together an informative post about branded graphics and included inspiring examples in 12 Facebook Pages that Have Branded Graphics & What YOU Can Learn From Them. If you are spending time and effort on your social media marketing you need to take steps to ensure your posts stand out and attract your targeted audience.

 

Thinking of starting a new blog or looking to change your blog's aesthetic, Krista at Blog Beautifully has a guest post from Krista Rae on how to choose a WordPress theme that fits your brand, A Pro’s Tips for Choosing a WordPress Theme That Fits You Like a Glove 

 

Need a kick in the pants? Read this: 95 Experts Reveal Their 3 “Must-Do’s” for Solopreneur Success. This is a lengthy post from Mike Allton at Sitesell.com. If you feel stuck or aren't hitting your financial goals online, read these recommended best practices and implement them in your business. Bookmark it and refer back for motivation.

 

Finally, from Ardelia Lee, How to Recenter and Prepare for a New Quarter. It's time to reflect on the first quarter of the year and set goals for the next quarter. Ardelia walks you through her process.

 

 

I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did --- there is a wealth of information to learn and implement in your business.

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