My Top 40 Online Marketing Blogs

my top 40 online marketing blogsOn this post I would like to share some of the best blogs on Digital Marketing and the ones that I have been learning the most of Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Email Marketing and Marketing in General. I decided to make this post in two parts: first part has blogs written in English, and the second part in Spanish.

I have also decided to make this post to pay a simple tribute to the bloggers that thought me so much in the past year and where I got a lot of knowledge from.

The list is a personal choice and it´s based on the blogs I found more relevant on their content applied to the Digital Marketing world. There are a lot of talented bloggers on this list and I strongly recommend you to add them to your Feedly list.

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7 Dos and Don´ts of Marketing Automation + 8 Tools

7 Dos And Don´ts of Marketing AutomationWorking on Social Media and maintaining an online presence is hard work, but there are a lot of tools out there that can save us some time. They automate some tasks and make our life easier. But should we automate our Marketing? How far should we go with automating tools? Is Online marketing becoming less human? These are some of the questions that I will try to explore it on this post and at the end I´ll drop 8 tools that I have been using for parts of my marketing automation.

Growth Hackers have a great responsibility on the growth of marketing automation, andI became more conscious of that when I wrote an article of  10 Surprising Examples of Growth Hacking. This means that automation still has lot of room to grow and to become more and more important on every Marketer´s life.

I personally believe that Marketing can gain a lot with automation tools, but may be difficult sometime to draw a line and see what has a positive or negative impact on our Marketing strategy. After reading this article of Gary Vaynerchuk, one of my biggest influencers, I decided to put some thought on this and tried to draw some lines on what I feel is right and wrong on Marketing Automation.

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10 Ways To Deal With Internet Trolls

10 ways to deal with internet trolls

Nowadays you cant avoid hearing or reading about internet trolls, they are everywhere and they affect everyone. They are like your problematic friend that appears uninvited to your birthday party and in the end of the day if have no other option than deal with him. However the way you deal with it will seal the outcome, and there are many different ways to deal with problematic friends and internet trolls.

Before we go any further, let me define what a troll is:

A troll is a person who causes discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community

In a recent past have I have been having to deal with a few. As a blogger I have a fairly good amount of visibility and as soon as this post goes online I have no control on where it goes and who might be reading. And what we have to bear in mind is that behind an internet troll there is a person. A person that has a lot more freedom to say and to do whatever they want behind an avatar, a nickname and a computer screen.

I have to say that I have been lucky enough to have much attacks directly on my blog but when I explained my method to gain more followers on Twitter, I got some expected bad comments and after that I started to do some research on how to deal with bad comments, reviews and trolls.

I have decided to put together a list of the best ways to deal with negative feedback on the internet in order that you can come out of it on the best possible way.  Continue reading

How to improve your Networking in 10 easy steps

How to improve your networking in 10 Easy steps

When I landed on this world of Social Media and blogging I soon realized that in order to have any sort of success I needed to get noticed and build online relationships with other bloggers.

I was fortunate enough to start my journey through the hand of great teachers and colleagues at Aula CM that helped me to establish my self and get my work known and shared. But if you are starting alone, if you are looking for a job or if you need to get more noticed you need to start networking effectively and quickly.

It´s as simple as thinking that going through all of this by yourself is harder, like anything in life, alone and  you have less chances than with other´s help. So you need to find people that will more likley going to help you, but maybe before you need to help them.

In a previous post I went through 9 sites where you could publish your content and now I would like to explain some of my tricks for an effective online networking.

So why do you need to Network? Why do you need to get noticed? And why do you need to start today?

Networking is a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest

Establishing profitable relationships for both parts will be a win-win situation, this means that if you help someone you will be very likely helped as well. Above anything else, for this relationships to work, they need to be genuine, so whatever you do you need to be very personal and truthful. Continue reading

8 Tools to Create The Perfect Post Title


tools to create a perfect post

When creating a post one of the most important things is the title. By any means the content and topic need to be useful for your audience, however the first thing people will see is the title. You need to make sure the title is interesting enough to be clicked on.

Before I start writing a post, the first two things I think about are the topic and the title. When I figured out these two things is much easier for me to start writing, and this I know the importance of a post title, I spend a good amount of time choosing my titles.

On my previous post, 9 Super Sites to publish your blog content, I had the chance to share some of the platforms I use to publish my content. If you had the time to have a look on some of them, you have came across with tons of blog posts. So why do you choose to click in one instead of another? Yes, that´s right… the title of the blog post!

The title of your post needs to be almost perfect in order that you can have a chance to compete with the tons of articles out there.  Continue reading

9 Super Sites to Publish Your Blog Content

9 Super sites to Publish your Blog Content

On this post I will go through a list of super sites where you can publish your blog content in order to give it more visibility and hopefully more visits and shares. Writing a post is just the beginning of the hard task of getting your content seen. On my last post we´ve seen a few surprising examples of Growth hacking and how some of the most known companies used a few platforms and strategies to give more visibility to their products. This list of sites where you can publish your content is a good start  either if you have a personal or a corporate blog in order that more people have the possibility to see what you post. Publishing your content in other platforms, besides the obvious social networks like Twiiter, Facebook and Google Plus is a clever way to engage with different types of communities  and by that reaching interested readers on your content. The first thing you need to bear in mind is that you need to find your niche and understand your audience, that way you will be able to target properly your readers and increase visits and engagement.
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10 Surprising Examples of Growth Hacking

Surprising Growth Hacking

Not long ago I started to get more familiar with Growth Hacking due to my close contact with Start Ups and their need to grow fast. My last post, where I explain how to grow your Twitter account is a good example of it. So, before we go any further let me ask you if know what Grow Hacking is? 

“Growth Hacking is a marketing strategy developed by technology Start Ups using creativity, analytics and social metrics to sell products and gain exposure quickly.” 

The term Growth Hacking was first used in 2010 by Sean Ellis who helped a big number of internet companies to grow explosively but there are many myths and misconceptions around Growth Hacking. The first issue comes with the wortd Hacking, associated with Hacker and carrying a very negative image. However, most of the Growth Hacking is non harmful to others and is mostly white hat.

A few quick objectives of Growth Hacking can be: Increase your followers on Social Networks, increase your mailing list or increase your visits to your website. In summary anything that makes a online service/product to grow. Due to the fact that Start Up companies tend to be short on money, Growth Hacking became very popular amongst these type of business since it´s a very low cost service. Continue reading

How I got 7500 Twitter followers in just 4 months

Twitter Followers in 4 monts

You have probably stumbled on tons of posts on how to get more followers on Twitter, so why is this special? Because it actually works! It worked with me and I want to show you how so it can work for you as well. My first post on this blog was in fact about beginner tools for Twitter, and that seems a very long time ago.

I have already been sharing this technique with a few close friends and they have been impressed, so I thought I should sharing with everyone.

At the time I started to write this post I had 7500 followers that you can confirm here that 99% are real followers. Also, I am  on 267 liststhat increased from around 30 and my Klout score jumped from 50 to 65.

So what I am going to show you is not any sort of scheme or dodgy tricks, it really worked and I don´t waste more than 15 minutes on it every day. Continue reading

7 Smart Ideas For Snapchat Marketing #Infographic


Have you ever used Snapchat? Do you really know how it works? It can really be a very powerful platform for your business and your social media strategy.

On my post about Content Marketing I went through some brands that are doing an excellent work on their blogs and providing amazing content. On this post I will explore you can use Snapchat to increase your visibility and why you should start using it right away.

Snapchat can play a an important role on your Social Media strategy for your business and you should jump on it before everybody does. Remember when Facebook was used by a very young audience? Nowadays, teenagers and youngsters think Facebook is for older people and are looking for other platforms to be on. Snapchat is for sure a platform very much used by young people and with a huge growth. If you think Snapchat is just for “sexting” you´re wrong.

Snapchat is not yet crowded with ads and Marketeers behind their brands experimenting everything they can like you have on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, so there´s plenty of room for you and your business to starting creating innovative stuff to gain people´s attention.

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8 Brands Doing Amazing Content Marketing


On my previous post I have explained why companies need a Community Manager and on this post I will go through other important part which is Content Marketing.  Some brands are still taking their first steps on the Online Marketing, but others are shaking this field and doing it really well.

In order to increase the online presence it´s not only important to be active on Social Media, but having a smashing blog can really do wonders and give a lot of visibility. In the last few years Content Marketing became extremely popular mainly because it really helps to position your content and therefore your blog or website, on Google´s first positions.

The great thing of Content Marketing, and this is why I love this strategy, is that it´s a win-win situation. I explain. Someone publishes content with a few keywords to in order to help Google to position well their brand or blog on searches. However, for this strategy to work well the content needs to be useful for users. So everybody wins. Users get access to useful and good content and writers get visitors on their websites.

Everyday I read tons of blogs and I am always looking for new and useful content, either to publish on social media or to self-learn and I always find it amazing when brands are able to publish useful tips and share their knowledge. So I have decided to pay my tribute and share the brands that are absolutely nailing with their blogs.  Continue reading