• http://profiles.google.com/ajfried Aaron Friedman

    I will stay true to my words and be the first to comment :) Awesome article Courtney, and really awesome tips! Thanks for putting this together!

  • RavenCourtney

    Thanks for sharing your tips, Aaron! I appreciate your help on this one. :)

  • John Wolforth

    Great suggestions! I was going to call them common sense, but I guess if they were, I’d be doing them! Well, I do some of them…but thanks for the rest!

  • RavenCourtney

    Thanks, John! It’s funny you should say that. For the longest time I would nix potential blog topics because I thought they were common sense. But then I realized that some of the posts I read that I liked best were posts that put a name or process to things I already knew but hadn’t given enough thought to or fully implemented. Hmm, maybe THAT’s a blog topic! :)

  • John Wolforth

    Well Raven, you know what they say about common sense :) And I’m definitely guilty of that lapse now and again. So I’m glad you decided to write this post.

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    Great stuff, Courtney!

  • RavenCourtney

    Thanks, Danny! Nice to see you hanging around these parts. ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/sylvain.lefebvre.336 Sylvain Lefebvre

    Like Danny said Courtney, it is definitely great stuff here. Thanks for it.
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  • http://www.callboxinc.com/ Amber King

    Thank you for sharing these tips Courtney. What is the purpose of the content if nobody will see it right. It is important that we make our content readable and easy to find so that we can share our knowledge.

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    I actually started interviewing influencers and experts for my own company blog in the last few months and my readers really seem to respond to those posts. I think long form content, like an interview, is a great addition to any content marketing campaign because it gives you more time to really cover every detail of a particular topic and get to the heart of the subject. Interviews are also nice because it lets your readers hear information from a different point of view, which sometimes helps it stick better.

  • RavenCourtney

    Glad you liked the post, Amber! Thanks for your comment.

  • RavenCourtney

    Great thoughts on interviews, Nick. Interviewing someone well is an art, and good interviews are a pleasure to read. Glad they’re working for you!

  • https://twitter.com/RizzoMB RizzoMB

    Nice post, pretty solid strategies.

  • http://www.advancedwebranking.com/ Philip Petrescu

    Great post as always Courtney. I see you used most of these strategies in this very post. :) I like people that talk the talk and walk the walk. I just wish I could write as well as you do. Maybe you can teach me someday…

  • RavenCourtney

    I really appreciate you saying that, Philip. :) Some pieces are easier than others!

  • http://twitter.com/kim_kgmoore Kim Moore

    This is a really great and useful post Courtney. Thank you. I’ve been spending time learning about social media strategies and trying a few things myself. Your points have confirmed some of the tactics I’ve used and have given me some new ideas. I like to practice what I preach so when developing marketing strategies for my clients, I need to demonstrate how to integrate social media strategies into an overall marketing plan. I’d love to hear your views on this. Would you fancy writing a guest post on my blog?

  • RavenCourtney

    Kim,
    Thanks so much for the lovely accolades. I’ll have to politely decline your very kind offer as I don’t get too much writing time outside of my steady gigs, but I’m really glad to hear the post was useful for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.bernard.ouwendyk Anthony Bernard

    I guess that isn’t one of Raven’s walk the talk strategies Kim. Not all people who give you free advice value it any more than its worth or selling price. True FREE advice is worth exactly what you pay for it and being shot down by the author is about the worst effect of giving accolades expecting Nothing in return. Quid-pro-quo is not only right… it is fair. Interviewing successful bloggers is suggested to get the successful bloggers more attention it would seem. Just my personal view on this post.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003606643561 Matthew Brown

    I agree, I think the strategies you mentioned are really useful. I have tried using some of them on some businesses I handle and the last strategy, about using Psychology have been the most useful, maybe because of the type of business that I have, which involves crime scene cleanups, which is really hard on the families of the victims.

  • http://www.thetraveltart.com The Travel Tart

    Some good strategies there.