10 Steps to How We Built An Award-Winning Blog!March 2012Kevin GibbonsDirector of Strategy, SEOptimise       @kevgibbo
Who is SEOptimise?@kevgibbo
1) Where It All Started = Just Get Started @kevgibbo
2) If You Can’t Commit to Blogging Frequently -Hire Great Writers Who Can! @kevgibbo
3) Build a Great Team & Get Them All Involved @kevgibbo
4) Brainstorm Ideas & Create a Content Strategy @kevgibbo
5) Be Topical – Tip: Use UK Time Difference toGet Headstart on US Blogs = Citations@kevgibbo
6) Linkbait - Learn What Type of Content YourAudience Likes & Write More of It!@kevgibbo
7) Interact - Connect with Influencers & ShareContent, Not Just Your Own @kevgibbo
8) Guest Blogging – Write & Promote YourContent on Industry-Leading Blogs Too @kevgibbo
9) Take It Offline – Conference Speaking &Meeting In Person Builds Better Connections @kevgibbo
10) Gamification – A Bit Of Friendly CompetitionNever Hurt Anyone! @kevgibbo
Results – what do we get from blogging?@kevgibbo
Speaking Opportunities & Media Coverage@kevgibbo
Traffic - 443,763 Visits to Our Blog in 2011• 51.58% via search• 21.09% via referral/social media    @kevgibbo
45,897 Links from 3,402 Referring Domains @kevgibbo
Social Media Attention & Subscribers @kevgibbo
Thank you            Q&A    Please follow me on Twitter: @kevgibbo& feel free to email me: kevin@seoptimise.com    @kevgibbo
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  1. 1. 10 Steps to How We Built An Award-Winning Blog!March 2012Kevin GibbonsDirector of Strategy, SEOptimise @kevgibbo
  2. 2. Who is SEOptimise?@kevgibbo
  3. 3. 1) Where It All Started = Just Get Started @kevgibbo
  4. 4. 2) If You Can’t Commit to Blogging Frequently -Hire Great Writers Who Can! @kevgibbo
  5. 5. 3) Build a Great Team & Get Them All Involved @kevgibbo
  6. 6. 4) Brainstorm Ideas & Create a Content Strategy @kevgibbo
  7. 7. 5) Be Topical – Tip: Use UK Time Difference toGet Headstart on US Blogs = Citations@kevgibbo
  8. 8. 6) Linkbait - Learn What Type of Content YourAudience Likes & Write More of It!@kevgibbo
  9. 9. 7) Interact - Connect with Influencers & ShareContent, Not Just Your Own @kevgibbo
  10. 10. 8) Guest Blogging – Write & Promote YourContent on Industry-Leading Blogs Too @kevgibbo
  11. 11. 9) Take It Offline – Conference Speaking &Meeting In Person Builds Better Connections @kevgibbo
  12. 12. 10) Gamification – A Bit Of Friendly CompetitionNever Hurt Anyone! @kevgibbo
  13. 13. Results – what do we get from blogging?@kevgibbo
  14. 14. Speaking Opportunities & Media Coverage@kevgibbo
  15. 15. Traffic - 443,763 Visits to Our Blog in 2011• 51.58% via search• 21.09% via referral/social media @kevgibbo
  16. 16. 45,897 Links from 3,402 Referring Domains @kevgibbo
  17. 17. Social Media Attention & Subscribers @kevgibbo
  18. 18. Thank you Q&A Please follow me on Twitter: @kevgibbo& feel free to email me: kevin@seoptimise.com @kevgibbo
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