I received a request to repost some of our older material. There was some good stuff back there that has been buried under some other good stuff (and some that was not so good). Well, I cant do that and here’s why, another basic rule of SEO is that duplicate content is bad.
As much as I want to post that old content again, doing so would mean that I had two posts and thus two pages with the exact same content. To a search engine this looks like I am recycling content and even keyword stuffing. What I can do, is write a post, like this, that includes new content and links to the original articles. So here you go, our three top blog posts.
Scheduling Updates For Peak Times is Dumb. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 1000 times. There is no solid reason for posting all your Facebook or Twitter content at peak times. In fact, it can even be bad for your interaction levels. In fact, I argue that posting at off peak times can often be better for your content than posting at peak times. You shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater though! Scheduling your posts can be great for your creative process. Sitting down and writing your articles for the week will result in better articles. Having to pound one out a day will result in articles like this. Yep, my Monday got all messed up and that’s why you are getting the “clip show” version of the blog. Sorry about that.
The second most popular article on record is the announcement that our book, Social Media for Small Business Owners is now on sale. Lucky for you the coupon code listed there still works, so pick up your copy ASAP. I’ve been getting the most phenomenal feedback from everyone that has read the book. The prevailing sentiments are that it’s an easy, informative and fun read. It makes me so happy to hear that because a book for beginners that is easy and fun was exactly what I was aiming for. If you like the articles here, imagine them in order, checked for run-ons, hanging participles and general readability.
The third article is a newcomer, Mail Chimp Vs Constant Contact. I had a feeling that it would be a popular one. There aren’t many guides out there on choosing an email campaign manager, but it’s a big decision! If you want to know who has better design, pricing and usability march on over to that article and find out. If you didn’t know that you should be using an email campaign manager then you need to read the lead in article explaining why not using an email campaign manager can be very bad for your business.