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And that’s exactly why I blog every single day…

Blogging is a long-term game.  You’re not going instantly viral. You’re not shooting for the home run post. But every post builds your reputation. Every post drives you hired in the search engines. Week after week, more people know about you and what you do. And then, out of the blue … you get the […]

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Newsletter #965: The “Lessons from Sharknado” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] Sharknado originally aired as a typical, made-for-TV, B-movie on the Syfy channel. (You know, the one famous for gems like Titanic […]

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Newsletter #959: The “We Don’t Normally Do This” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] When you say “We don’t normally do this, but…” to your customers, it gets their attention. People know something good, something […]

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How to get $48 in 15 seconds

The Dollar Shave Club is famous for building a business selling discount razors based on one fantastic viral video. But their real secret? It’s easy, easy, easy to buy from them. So when they launched a new product — butt wipes for men — I clicked the link. It took less than 15 seconds to […]

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Funny because it’s true: viral video

Run away if someone promises that they can make your video go viral. They can’t. It’s a scam. No agency has the magic formula. All you can do make a great video and promote it well. If a gazillion people share it, then it went viral. Same as with a song: No one can guarantee you […]

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LBJ Buys Pants

There is no purpose to this post, other than to share a historically signification recording: Actually, it’s a great demonstration of how to create remarkable viral content to promote your blog. From producer Jesse Thorn: In 1964, Lyndon Johnson needed pants, so he called the Haggar clothing company and asked for some. The call was recorded […]

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This is how you make advertising

Possibly the best Craigslist ad ever. And a lesson for anyone who creates advertising: Ads have to be worth reading or they don’t work. They don’t need to be silly, they can be informative, entertaining, educational, sentimental — anything works. As long as the advertisement gives you a genuine reason to pay attention. (Click for […]

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Viral marketing: This always works

People LOVE to share infographics. Besides being interesting and fun, they have specific qualities that make them very viral: Easy to share on Facebook Easy to paste into a blog Makes the blogger look smart Makes the blog more attractive (most bloggers can’t design) Plus: Infographics are that rare offline viral item. They get printed […]

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LBJ Buys Pants

There is no purpose to this post, other than to share a historically signification recording: Actually, it’s a great demonstration of how to create remarkable viral content to promote your blog. From producer Jesse Thorn: In 1964, Lyndon Johnson needed pants, so he called the Haggar clothing company and asked for some. The call was recorded […]

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