Celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of the ERP Software Blog

Back in 2009 Dave Foreman and I had an idea. I am very proud that this year we can celebrate the ten year anniversary of the success of that idea. We are grateful to all the Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partners that have supported the site over the years. Our members are the real reason the site has been so successful. All of us, together, are truly “using the power of the group.” The ERP Software Blog proves that one good idea has the power to change your life! So just keeping brainstorming.

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Traffic, Leads and Notoriety: The True Story of a Reluctant ERP Software Blog Member

“I'm glad that I ignored my in-house marketing guy and went ahead and joined the ERP Software Blog.  I do feel it's the best decision I could have made.” – Rod O’Connor, Briware Solutions, ERP Software Blog member since 2015. If you are considering joining the ERP Software Blog or the CRM Software Blog, consider the traffic and the leads but don’t forget that it just could make you famous. It took Rod O’Connor a long time to make the decision to join the ERP Software Blog and now he is very glad he did. In this post, Rod explains the very real benefits he has seen.

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6 Bloggers Expose Their Referral Click Traffic from ERP Software Blog

How can you prove that blogging is effective?  It’s all about tracking the traffic. Of course you can track the number of people that read your article. But I think an even better indicator of ROI is to track the number of people who take the next step and click on a link back to your website. I asked a few more of my ERP Software Blog members to share their referrals stats for a 10 month period in 2017 and the results were very impressive. Look out their numbers and find out how to check your own. 

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Pinpoint is Dead; Long Live Partner Center – What Dynamics Partners Need to Know Now

Have you been to the Microsoft Pinpoint site lately? No, because it’s gone. As of July 7, 2016 it has been replaced with the Microsoft Partner Center website. I have done a ton of research and talked with several people. This is what I have come up with, but I make no guarantees that I understand it all correctly. With that being said, here are a few things I think my fellow Microsoft Dynamics partners should know about the transition from Pinpoint to Partner Center including what you can do now.

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The History of How the ERP Software Blog Actually Got Started

“Can you imagine if we actually got one member in every state?”

I clearly remember sitting in our kitchen and asking my husband that question just before the ERP Software Blog launched in June 2009. Fast forward 6 years later and we have over 150 members across several sites that are the most popular ERP and CRM group blogs, not just in our channel, but on the web.

But let’s go back to when it all began.

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3 Ways to Avoid Posting Duplicate Blog Content

Duplicate content is bad. You should not post exactly the same blog article on more than one site. But many of you that write for the ERP/CRM Software Blogs also write for your own company blog sites. How can you avoid duplicate content across company and group blogs? Here are my 3 tips:

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How To Use Yoast To Optimize Your Blog Post

Once you have made the effort to write a blog post, isn’t is worth just a little more effort to make sure it is optimized so people (and search engines) can find it?

An easy way to optimize your post for SEO is to the “Wordpress SEO by Yoast” tool. This is already installed on the blog sites that I manage.  There are 4 basic fields on the “General” that take just a few minutes to fill out but can improve your SEO results.

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How to Change Thumbnail Images on Google+ Posts

The image added to this article doesn't really match the content, and it is actually kind of confusing….Are you doing the same thing to your readers with your Google+ posts?

Using the right graphic is an important way to engage readers. It may seem simple to some people, but many don’t realize that you can change the default image that appears when you add a link in a Google+ post.

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6 Tips From Fellow ERP Software Blog Writers

Don’t feel bad, you are not alone.  Ever blogger I have met struggles to find enough content. But we can help each other by sharing our creative ideas.

At the annual Microsoft Dynamics Convergence event I met with several of the writers for the ERP Software Blog. Here are some of my favorite ideas that were shared by the group:

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