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Small companies try all kinds of tricks to make themselves look bigger and more established than they are. They outsource their receptions to call centers, rent tiny post boxes in the centers of major cities to con prospects into believing they have swish urban headquarters, and some even announce quarterly results (on newswires, because no real outlet is interested) using vague percentages and YOY increases rather than actual turnover figures.
People love raising themselves up too: Think about that time your company won an award and every employee within a five-year radius added ‘key contributor to award-winning campaign’ to their CV. Or how about your friend who went freelance and set up a company called “Your-Friend’s-Name-Enterprises”? Or have you ever noticed how people are constantly telling you how experienced they are, or letting slip into conversation that they were head hunted for their new role?
So I guess it’s no surprise that some bloggers have now taken to stretching the truth to mislead readers into thinking their blogs are more popular, or more widely read than they actually are. Well, bloggers, the cat’s out of the bag now, as I expose five sneaky little blogger tricks that won’t catch me (or anyone who’s read this) out anymore:
These tricks are the diet pills of blogging. They offer your blog a quick fix, but you know that you’re unlikely to get any sustainable results. Long term results take time, hard work and a little persistence. So stop being so lazy, get off your butt and start blogging!
This guest post was written by Heather Baker, who founded TopLine Communications in October 2008. The company offers social media, public relations, video and SEO services to organisations in B2B industries.
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