Over the years we've heard it all, but here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about group blog membership:
Who can join the group blogs?
What is the audience of the group blog sites?
We do not ask people to register on our site in order to read the content, so we do not track who they are. However, the majority of the content is focused on helping companies in the software selection process. Although some more technical, user focused content is posted, this is not the main audience of the sites. The audience is intended to be prospective software buyers.
How many articles can I post each month?
You can post as many articles as you like each month! We encourage you to post at least one per month. We do ask that each article have unique content that has not been published before. We provide tips to do this effectively.
What content gets the most traffic?
We recommend that you look at the Top Posts and Most Popular Posts on each site to get an idea of what type of content is resonating with our readers. We can advise you that posts comparing different software products and features, posts related to pricing and posts about new features do very well. Also, posts about niche industries may not get as many visitors, but the visitors may be more highly qualified.
What if I do not have time to write blog posts?
With our "Marketing Turnkey" membership level we can write for you. We can also provide recommendations for hiring writers and give tips on how to make writing easier.
Can I have a free trial?
While we do not offer free trials. You can cancel anytime with 30 days notice if you are not satisfied.
Can I cancel anytime?
Yes, we do not lock you into any commitment. This is a month-to-month membership and can be canceled anytime with a 30-day notice.
How will I be billed?
The membership fee for each site is billed by ACH or credit card subscription on the first of the month by ERP Blog LLC.
Is there a discount for joining multiple blog sites?
Isn’t it free to set up my own blog? What if I already have a blog?
Blogs require constant improvement, back-links, and a steady supply of fresh posts. Our group blogs have managers, editors, and developers who are constantly improving and maintaining the sites. That means more traffic. Even if you have your own blog, you can take advantage of the extra exposure to get more “eyeballs” on your content. Plus, you want prospects to see your name and expertise everywhere they search for information, not just on your website. Plus, did we mention backlinks? Read more here.
Should I post on my own blog or the group blog?
We feel that successful companies will post on both their own blog site to build their brand, and the group blog sites to build their traffic. We realize that good content is hard to produce. We can help you determine a strategy for where to post, depending on your goals. Read this tip.
Can I post the same article on my blog and the group blog?
You will get the best SEO results and traffic if you post unique content. This is why we offer a rewrite service. However, there are ways to safely post duplicate content, with a canonical link back to the original article, if you feel this is necessary. Read this tip.
Can I be listed for a specific state/province?
Even in a cloud/mobile world some Partners still focus on a specific region. We want to make it easy for these partners to target their region. To avoid conflicts we do limit the number of partners in some regions. If you would like to be assigned to a state or geographic area review your options here.
Who owns these blog sites?
Anya Ciecierski and David Foreman started the group blog sites in 2009. Anya Ciecierski has been working in sales and marketing in the Microsoft Dynamics channel since 1999. David Foreman is the owner of Interactive Limited, an SEO consulting firm. He has experience working with 150+ software partners and is an approved Dynamics Marketing Services Bureau vendor. We know software partner goals, competition, keywords and resources.
How did these blogs get started?
emfluence Marketing Platform
“Being a member of the CRM Software Blog is an important part of our Microsoft Dynamics marketing strategy. Knowing that many CRM users visit the blog on a regular basis, our membership gives us an opportunity to share our knowledge, insight, and resources with a large group of potential new prospects every day.”
-Natalie Jackson (Member since 2018)