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How to Attract Guest Bloggers [Updated]

How to Attract Guest Bloggers [Updated]

Mar 9, 2017

Social Media Sun has been very fortunate in our campaign to attract qualified guest bloggers. I had always planned to fill some of our need for content with regular guests. There are many benefits to letting other bloggers contribute to your blog, and there can be many benefits for the contributor as well. It’s a way to bring in fresh ideas, it is slightly...

Guest Blogging Guide from Idea to Publish

Guest Blogging Guide from Idea to Publish

Nov 26, 2012

A great way to increase your blog viewership and also boost your search engine ranking is to begin guest blogging on other websites and blogs. When a good writer submits a high quality post to a popular blog, it’s a win-win situation. However, since guest blogging is one of the only ways to guarantee backlinks, the guest blogging community (like many other...

Blogging Isn’t a Rocket, It’s More Like a Roller Coaster

Blogging Isn’t a Rocket, It’s More Like a Roller Coaster

Nov 19, 2012

Compared to other marketing blogs that have launched in 2012, Social Media Sun has enjoyed quite a bit of success. We’ve had some awesome guests, we’ve attracted a ton of traffic and for some time our posts were averaging nearly 500 social shares.   Every project is going to have a different level of potential. The success of a website depends largely...

How to Run a Successful Facebook Contest

How to Run a Successful Facebook Contest

Oct 16, 2012

We all love being a winner, right? Who doesn’t want to get something for free or come in first place in a competition? Facebook contests allow you to take advantage of a large user base that has a track record of contest participation.   It seems like everyone these days is using Facebook to give something away, but running a successful contest is not as...

Value vs. Expectations: The Fight for Startup Survival

Value vs. Expectations: The Fight for Startup Survival

Aug 31, 2012

Something you cannot get around in marketing is the marketing cycle itself. When people first hear about a product, project or service they immediately form an expectation. Up until the time that they make the purchase, all new information they receive about the product in question will affect their expectations. This becomes especially crucial for products that...

Why Aren’t People Sharing Your Content?

Why Aren’t People Sharing Your Content?

Jul 20, 2012

How does content go viral today? Well, it has to be shared and while we cannot expect every piece of content we create to go viral, we can work to give it the best chance of being shared as much as possible.   If you’re wondering why people aren’t sharing your content, take a look at the reasons below and see if any of them apply to you.   Your...

Boost your Online Presence: Make your Content Viral

Boost your Online Presence: Make your Content Viral

Jul 3, 2012

Drawing more internet traffic to your website can be the boost you need for higher visibility. The hottest thing these days in internet marketing is creating viral content. Like a virus in your body, viral content can spread like a wild forest fire, with people sharing links to the content. This exponential backlink building can be created with a bit of time,...

Effective SEO Made Easy

Effective SEO Made Easy

May 28, 2012

There is a disturbing amount of content floating around on the Internet pitting Social Media against SEO. In the last two months I’ve read a dozen articles, looked over a pair of infographics and joined in a forum debate on which one is a better investment of your time and money.   This is one of the problems with the Internet in general. Something that...

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