Social Media Training

Blogging 101

This course provides a foundational understanding of the role of a blog in a marketing strategy and how to begin a blog. Objectives for this course include:

  • Building and expanding your current blog
  • Writing for the blog and the blogosphere
  • Building readership and joining online blogging communities
  • Hosting a blog and managing a web hosting account
  • Learning blogging best-practices and writing styles and techniques

Advanced Blogging

In this course, you will learn everything you need to know to optimize your company blog. You will learn how to:

  • Choose a blogging service or blogging platform
  • Extend your blogging tool kit with plug-ins, templates, and services
  • Appropriately tag or categorize content
  • Protect your online brand and promote your brand using your blog and website
  • Implement search engine optimization (SEO) training, tips, and tricks
  • Discover the importance of meta data, meta keywords, meta descriptions, etc.
  • Learn the importance of and how to activate ping servers such as Technorati, Feedster, Truth Laid Bear, Blog Pulse, IceRocket,, and Digg
  • Engage blog and site promotion techniques and strategies
  • Create video blogging (vlogs), Podcasting, Flickr, YouTube, and Google Video
  • Learn marketing techniques and strategies, including word-of-mouth marketing
  • Implement RSS, ATOM, RSS2 blog and site syndication
  • Monetize your blog using contextual ads and affiliate networks
  • Use Social Bookmarking and Social Networks
  • Engage blogger outreach and online advocacy activities
  • Distinguish among corporate blogging, PR blogging, public affairs blogging, and marketing blogging
  • Join collaborative blogs and blogging communities

Stand-Alone Training Modules

We offer modular training sessions that can be taken as stand alone courses, which allows you to choose a training that is most appropriate to your needs. Choose from the following modules:

  • Domain Name Registration Basics
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Strategy: The Key to Google-ability
  • Online Community Outreach
  • Step-by-Step Online Messaging
  • Increasing Your Online Intelligence
  • Online Marketing and Brand Promotion
  • Blogging Explained: Why Do We Do It?
  • Blog Protocols and Communications: More Than Knowing the Handshake
  • Online Best Practices: Insider Information
  • Blogging Platforms, Software, Services, Technologies, and Tools
  • SEO for Blogs Explained
  • Marketing Conversation with Blogs
  • Reputation Management
  • Business Blogs
  • Complementary Blogging Technologies: Pumping It Up