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July’s Best of the Web – Business Blueprints and Templates
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Best of the Web

When it comes to online marketing, content is still king. And if you’re like most online entrepreneurs, writing is central to your business strategy. From blog posts to email engagement sequences, written content is one of the key ways you connect with your audience.

But what if you’re not a writer? Or what if you’re good at writing, but you just don’t have the time you want to spend on making your content awesome? In that case, you can do what the professional writers do: start with a template.

The truth is, all good writers imitate great ones. And the great writers? They steal from each other. Templates are powerful ways to jumpstart your content, enabling you to write at a higher quality while spending less time.

So for this month’s best of the web, we’ve scoured the internet to bring you the best templates out there. Whether you need to brush up your headlines or write a sales page, these templates will give you a structure to start from that will take your content from good to epic.

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12 Tips to Increase Social Shares
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If it was popular once, it will be popular again.Without social shares, your content is potentially worthless.

You need to have eyes on the work, or else why even bother? It’s about providing value, right?

So again, if nobody sees it, what’s the point of creating it? There is no point. Good, I’m glad we agree.

Now, next to providing valuable and personalized information, content marketing guides also preach the importance of expanding reach.

What is reach? Essentially, the number of eyes who see your valuable content. And a great way to expand your reach is through leveraging your social media world.

The more eyes you have the more potential social shares. However, as with many things in this life, expanding reach and increasing social shares is much easier said than done.

But there are ways to make it easier done than just said. Learn how to expand your content’s reach with this easy to follow 12 step formula.

Whether you’re a brand, retailer, online personality, or just some regular old Joe Schmo, this formula will definitely inspire social shares.

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BR09: Gini Dietrich on the Rocky Road of Reimagination
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Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communication firm and the author of the top PR blog, Spin Sucks.

But if you’re wondering what an ‘integrated marketing communication firm’ actually is in relation to PR, you’re not alone. Today Gini talks with Danny about how she’s reimagining the often misunderstood industry of PR, and how you can apply her innovations to your own business.

Download the transcript here.

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Blogger Outreach: What Everyone Needs to Know
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Building relationships is no simple taskTraffic.

Everyone wants it – few know how to get it.

I won’t say I’ve cracked the code on how to get massive traffic.

But I will say that I’ve cracked A code on how to get massive traffic… and it certainly was not without hard work.

Over the last few months we’ve doubled our own traffic at Ninja Outreach.

The code? Blogger Outreach.

After we implemented a blogger outreach campaign in mid-January of this year, we immediately started seeing results. The best kind of result, more traffic.

But don’t take my word for it. See for yourself:

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What Is Blogger Outreach?

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Firepole Funnies #24: Work/Work Balance
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Enjoying the Firepole Funnies?

If you liked what you read here, please let Christina (and the rest of the Firepole team) know in the comments below. Feel free to suggest future comic strip ideas – we can’t guarantee we’ll use your idea, but we’re always open to suggestions!
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