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#FollowFriday: For Bloggers, By Bloggers

Spin Sucks

Well, this isn’t a #FollowFriday for a particular person; rather a site that is written for bloggers by bloggers. The brain child of Danny Brown and contributed to by Joey Strawn , Frank Dicksinson , Aaron Lee , and Judy Dunn , For Bloggers, By Bloggers is chock full of tips for everyone interested in blogging to the most sophisticated blogger. Get my drift?

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

She describes herself as a “small business coach, speaker, corporate trainer, blogger, singer, lover of life, dreams, family and God.” She’s an entrepreneur, marketer, blogger, and alum of Wharton and Purdue. She’s been named by Forbes.com as one of 20 top Women Social Media & Marketing Bloggers. What is it? The answer may come from the email marketing field. aaker. Ambal.

Blogger Relations: Know Your Audience

Spin Sucks

Last month, ConAgra, the company that owns the brand, and Ketchum , their PR firm, invited food and mom bloggers to a night out with “ Ultimate Cake Off &# host George Duran and (my favorite) food analyst Phil Lempert. Turns out, upon finding out, bloggers were not pleasantly surprised. Clearly bloggers are not the right medium for this kind of event. The catch? Sure, 62.5

Startups To Watch in 2011

Idaconcpts

Recently, they’ve been on the lookout for bloggers to join them in keeping up with the latest news and “watercooler talk&# on their blog, and they’ve also hit close to 2 million impressions (or more since last I heard) for the month of January, so this submission site is definitely one to keep your eyes on. Rapportive Replaces Ads with Useful Info. Already sold? Tweet This!

Bloggers Unite Today Around Food

Ari Herzog

Blog Action Day in 2011 is a collaboration among 2,250 bloggers in 100 countries who come together to write about one topic on each of their blogs today — October 16, 2011 — and this year’s topic, in conjunction with World Food Day , is the f-letter word. The 2011 plate looks more appetizing. Loving Kikolani and 15 More Bloggers. The U.S.

Are Bloggers Community Managers?

Spin Sucks

Are all bloggers also community managers? Are Bloggers Community Managers? Some bloggers are (whether they know it or not) community managers; others are new media journalists, content curators, or simply diarists. When a blog collapses, the most common outward culprits are blogger burnout or failure to thrive.  So What’s a Blogger to Do? Finance , Yahoo!

Using Guest Bloggers

Spin Sucks

She asks, How do you decide who to feature as a guest blogger every week? How do you determine how you use guest bloggers? Using Guest Bloggers originally appeared on Spin Sucks on August 4, 2011. Blog Social Media erin feldman facebook question of the week factotum guest bloggersIt’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap!).

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. New Edition of the Ranking Factors for 2011 is Now Live !: SEOmoz It’s my birthday and I have some great news! And I did. wget, curl, Xenu, etc.)

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. John Bottom has crafted an amazing, creative, interactive B2B social media landscape image with links to a large group of key B2B bloggers like Mark Schaefer, Joe Pulizzi, Beth Harte and Tony Karrer. What should I monitor for?

B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

To answer those questions, the founders of the B2B Marketing Zone asked 22 of the most influential b2b marketing and PR bloggers—including Roxanne Darling, Jay Baer, Ardath Albee, Erik Qualman and Chris Abraham—for their prognostications. Among the findings: • If you don’t have a blog yet, 2011 is the year to start one. So what’s next for B2B blogging? Share this on Bebo.

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Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. Is a Blog Still Important in 2011? Social Media 2011 Just The Stats by Reciprocate Karen Emanuelson shares research from HubSpot showing that there are 10.3

Blogger Integrates With Google+

Small Business Mavericks

Well, that integration is happening right now for Blogger, the Google blogging platform. I’ve kept it no secret that I’m a fan of WordPress on your own domain name, but there are still people who would rather use Blogger as a free blogging platform. If you are a Blogger user and a Google+ user, then I believe integrating your two accounts will cause a big boost in your blog. Blogger has done a lot to help new businesses go online. It’s a decent place for new small business bloggers to their start in the blogosphere.

#FollowFriday: The Friendly Blogger

Spin Sucks

Well, Lisa Drubec had it all figured out when she named her blog The Friendly Blogger. FollowFriday: The Friendly Blogger originally appeared on Spin Sucks on March 25, 2011. FollowFriday Social Media friendly blogger link building lisa drubec SEM SEOThat was just me? Not only is she friendly, she’s hysterical. And that is why she is today’s #FollowFriday.

Two Tools for Bloggers

Spin Sucks

Isn’t it fun being a blogger? Two Tools for Bloggers originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 3, 2011. You’re always trying to keep up with the latest and greatest without (in most cases) spending any money. People are talking apps and tablets and eReading and you’ve just figured out WordPress and how to optimize each blog post. But I’m here to help!

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The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list. Now, along with Tom Pick ( @TomPick ) and myself, we would like to introduce the recipients of the 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Award.

#FollowFriday: January through June 2011

Spin Sucks

Dino Dogan can be found on  Twitter  and blogging at  DIY Blogger NET. For the last two Fridays of the year, I thought I’d do something a little bit different and fun. With the help of my work wife,  Patti Knight , we compiled a list of all of the #FollowFridays for the year. This week is a list of everyone featured January through June. Just click on that and voila! Happy Holidays!

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women

Blue Focus Marketing

Cheryl and I thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on this special social media project – and so the process began for creating the 2011 #Nifty50 List of Top Twitter Women. She describes herself as a “small business coach, speaker, corporate trainer, blogger, singer, lover of life, dreams, family and God.&# What is it? Jennifer Aaker – @aaker. Amber Buhl.

How To Get Results From Your Blogger Outreach Campaign

SocialFish

Bloggers are a unique breed. This is precisely why conducting a blogger outreach campaign can be the most difficult type of social media campaign. Part of the strategy included reaching out to bloggers in the nonprofit space in hopes that they’d write a blog post about the grant. An additional 103 bloggers participated throughout March. Results. How we did it.

Discounted Tickets for BlogWorld & New Media Expo in NY (May 24-26, 2011)

Idaconcpts

Deal: Registration to 2011 BlogWorld & New Media Expo. Date: May 18-24, 2011. This May 24-26, 2011, BlogWorld , a conference specifically for bloggers and social media specialists, will be taking place in New York. Deal: Registration to 2011 BlogWorld & New Media Expo. Date: May 18-24, 2011. Landing Page: [link]. Landing Page: [link].

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men

Blue Focus Marketing

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 )  present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.  Blogger for Huffington Post and @op_editorial , Marketer, Do-Gooder, Master Surfer! But, by no means, is this list complete.

The Key to Starting a Blogger Outreach Program

Spin Sucks

We talk about the key to starting a successful blogger outreach campaign. So, learn the key to blogger outreach and make fun of me at the end. Then come back here and tell us what you think the key is to blogger relations. The Key to Starting a Blogger Outreach Program originally appeared on Spin Sucks on August 25, 2011. I’m going to be frank.

Top 10 Guest Blog Posts of 2011

Spin Sucks

Your clicks have told us your favorite guest blog posts for 2011 and we have compiled the Top 10 here for your review, and, for 10 of you, for your bragging rights. We started working with guest bloggers on Spin Sucks around the middle of 2010 for a few reasons: To involve the community, broaden the expertise offered here, grow beyond Gini Dietrich , and increase engagement and traffic.

PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers

Spin Sucks

It has come to my attention that not every blogger knows about or uses PostRank. PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 9, 2011. My mission today is to change that! You see, PostRank is one of the tools that AdAge uses to determine their Power 150. And Matt’s guest post had 19 comments, 42 likes, and 269 tweets.

B2B Blogging Trends 2011: Towards an Integrated Approach

Conversionation

You can read a summary of the trends and their thoughts and tips in the B2B Blogging Trends 2011 white paper. It is obvious that this requires an integrated approach whereby your blog and bloggers work closely together with other interaction channels, people and departments that are involved in these goals. B2B Blogging Trends 2011. included). Should a company blog?

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Nearly 3/4 of active Twitter users are bloggers. The 11 Twitter Tools and Apps I Use Every Day in 2011 by Business2Community. Daniel Flamberg shares some fascinating intelligence on Twitter users, such as that: • 72% of active Twitter users are bloggers. • 61% write at least 1 product review per month. • 56% write articles for third-party sites. More than 80% of U.S.

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The 5 Must-read Books for Bloggers in 2011

ProBlogger

This book will resonate with bloggers who are struggling to launch products from their blogs, or who are shying away from aggressive launch tactics. Many bloggers are embracing the concept of the human curator. Learning about curation will become increasingly important for bloggers who want a competitive edge due to their knowledge about content marketing. promise! Launch.

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Presenting as Shock Jocks… Or Bloggers?

Waxing UnLyrical

Blogging Events Shonali Burke Social Media Speaking #bweny alienating your audience bloggers blogworld presentation skills shock jocksMuch has already been written about BlogWorld at which, for the most part, I had a really great time. While there have been a ton of recap posts, here are some from  Arik Hanson , Justin Goldsborough and  Chuck Hemann to get you caught up. It was boring.

40 Bloggers to Watch in 2011

ProBlogger

Welcome to the 2011 list of bloggers to watch. A few caveats before we launch into the list: This is my own list of the people I’m watching. I was approached to do this list because of my work as a professional connector. It was where thousands of the world’s best bloggers met to network and learn. Jordan Cooper is a blogger that I highly respect. Jaime Tardy.

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SXSW 2011: Strong on Networking; Less on Content

Dave Fleet

The blogger lounge alone provided significant value for me through the opportunity to meet and learn from new people. I just arrived home from South by Southwest Interactive after six days down in Austin, Texas. Networking Mecca. Tips: Don’t just hang out with people you already know. Book meetings with people you want to meet well in advance. Look beyond the big parties.

Curation a Key Theme in B2B Blogging Trends in 2011

Aggregage

The new white paper – B2B Blogging Trends in 2011 has been released. Several of the contributors pointed out that a big challenge in 2011 is rising above the noise.  At the same time one of the primary challenges for blogging is the effort involved in creating quality content in an on-going basis. B2B Bloggers can rely on curation, aggregation and filtering as a technique to produce quality content in an on-going basis.  That’s why Yann Ropars tells us that: 2011 is often cited as the year of ‘curation’. Certainly one of the big trends is curation. 

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, 2011 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Kikolani

Ways to Make Money With a Blog (And the Major Mistake You Should Avoid) – If you carefully survey the world of successful bloggers, you will find a variety of revenue generating opportunities. Review and Interview – Freelance writers, journalists, and bloggers need to show editors and prospect clients examples of their work. Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers.

Two Examples of What NOT to Do When Asking Influential Bloggers For a Link

Idaconcpts

Editorial in-content links, the most valuable kind of links today, are impossible to get without contacting people; even if you have a few friends among influential bloggers in your niche that you can ask for a favor to guest post on their blog or just to insert an anchor text link to the existing post, eventually you will run out of them, and new backlinks will be waiting to be made.

Dispelling Misconceptions About Bloggers

Kikolani

I’ve been reading a variety of blog posts and reactions to them recently about how bloggers should be doing this but should not be doing that that. I’ve come to realize that there are a few major myths about bloggers circulating out there that are just wrong. I’m ready to dispel these myths – right here, right now. Bloggers Do Other Things Besides Blogging.

Blogger to WordPress – Why Make The Change?

Firebelly

Recently a lot of websites and blogs have made the transition from Google’s Blogger service to an independently-hosted WordPress installation. One of the disadvantages with Blogger is that it only does that – blogs. It can be a tricky process, because transferring isn’t easy when you have hundreds of posts published already. So, what’s so great about WordPress?

Irresponsible Blogger Syndrome: Do You Have It?

Saying It Social

What is Irresponsible Blogger Syndrome? Irresponsible Blogger is a common Syndrome which can afflict bloggers of any shape and size, regardless of expert status and subject matter. No blogger is safe from Irresponsible Blogger Syndrome without taking the proper precautions. The Syndrome is not contagious unless you emulate an afflicted blogger.

Top 10 Public Relations Blunders of 2011

Bill Hartzer

So, here is this year’s list, the top ten public relations blunders of 2011. 1. While some might declare Rick Perry’s inability to recall his own agenda his most memorable campaign gaffe of 2011, to many his most significant – and completely preventable – blunder was dredging up the birther meme in an interview with Parade Magazine. I always look forward to the end of the year.

Blogger Outreach Changes the PR Timeline Forever

Convince & Convert

PR behemoth Ketchum (the PR agency of record for ConAgra) caught it’s foot in a bear trap of its own manufacture recently, when it thunk up and perpetrated a bait and switch blogger outreach program. Simon Salt has an excellent post about this that rightly points out that the bloggers should have been more cognizant of the overall scenario, and asked who Ketchum was representing.