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As one widget goes, another appears

The Way of the Web

Following the decision by Google to shutter Google Friend Connect , that widget will have disappeared, along with the 82 lovely people who chose to support the site via that method. Cash and blogging: Definitely worthy of a follow-up post, but put simply, the mainstream media model of advertising-supported publishing doesn’t work for the majority of people to make a living by blogging.

7 Conversion Rate Optimization Tips for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Paras has been doing some interesting work with A/B testing and conversion rate optimization so I thought it would be good to get some tips for publishers from him. As the director of Visual Website Optimizer (A/B testing software) I have had the opportunity to observe hundreds of A/B tests by our (publisher) customers and analyze what works for them. Tags: Publishing Yes / No.&#

Advertising Flight 2020: Destination “The Future” @whartonfoa #whartonfoa – The Wharton Future of Advertising Program’s Advertising 2020 Project

Blue Focus Marketing

The following post by Cheryl Burgess ( @ckburgess )  was initially published as a contribution to T he Wharton Future of Advertising Program’s Advertising 2020 Project. Your mind wanders in the silence of the night, and you begin to reflect on how lucky you are to still be a cutting-edge advertiser in a cutthroat world.  Advertising & Mktg.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

Close Mashable Top Stories My Stories Topics People Activity Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Mashable Follow Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Mashable Awards Subscribe Now Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky Dynect DNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! Publisher Platform (P3).

How publishers curate the world of content

Blog Publishers integrate new Foursquare features Article SB Nation: Turning fan bases into media brands eMedia Vitals Life Beyond Print.™ While publishers choose to utilize aggregation and curation platforms in a variety of ways, the main point is clear: Many media companies see benefits in collecting content from around the Web. Publishers find curation can attract and retain readers by offering the best of all content, rather than the best of just their own content. The amount of curation versus staff content varies by publishers. Some news sites (e.g.

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How to create future brands

Blue Focus Marketing

Purpose driven. “ The future of profit is purpose: Consumers want a better world, not just better widgets ”, according to Simon Mainwaring , ( @simonmainwaring ) author of We First. Today, the mere mention of the word ‘ simple ’ is a hook for purchasers and for that reason advertisers and marketers stock their copy with the words: ‘easy ’, ‘ convenient ’, ‘ quick ’ and ‘ simplified ’.

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36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Basic but nevertheless helpful tips for successfully marketing on Facebook, such as adding a Facebook widget to your blog, highlighting your personality, updating your page regularly, and participating on other pages as well. Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers by Buzz Marketing for Technology. Facebook Rolls Out New Like Buttons For Publishers by All Facebook.

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Is Social Media mainline advertising or direct marketing?

Social Media Network Marketing

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Is Social Media mainline advertising or direct marketing? Optionally use this Widget installer to add this link to your blogger blog. To Submit your contribution please read: Social Media Network - Your Contribution To This Blog Google News Official Dilbert Widget Protect Kids From Cyber Crime Via: The Steel Method Simple template by Josh Peterson.

21 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Tools and Rants of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

So what are the best tactics for marketing and advertising on Facebook? Explaining that “a Facebook Social Plugin is basically a widget you can add to your website to extend the benefits of your Facebook marketing efforts beyond Facebook. That’s because your paid advertising on Facebook and the content you publish on Facebook are now one and the same, from a messaging standpoint. Despite a shaky IPO last spring, Facebook remains the 800-pound gorilla of social media marketing, as it now approaches the billion-user mark. Facebook Guides, Tips & Techniques.

Four Blogging Tools to Make your Content Go Further


These four blogger tools are must-haves for any publisher looking to increase the reach of their online content: 1. Use Let’s say we are searching for a particular infographic about, say,  Digital Advertising. All you have to do is type  Digital Advertising  into the search box, hit Enter, and will Publishers see their earnings in real-time. RSS integration.

How Do I Turn Off The Trending Box In Facebook?

SocMed Sean

The content in this widget providers users with a quick way to see what topics of conversation are trending across the entire Facebook community. Other features like the Ticker, Trending Articles and even the Facebook advertisements in our feeds have options to minimize, disable or remove them so it’s possible that Facebook has not added that feature… yet. Cheers!

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

If they are similar to a thought you have published previously…I’m glad we think alike, but these aren’t quotes stolen from anywhere else. If you really want to create a great channel, call YouTube and tell them you want to spend some money on advertising revenue. 50) Spend time learning about plugins, themes and widgets. So, here they are. measurement plan.

Introducing the ProBlogger Job Board 2.0


It now has new features those advertising to hire bloggers, writers, editors and more, and also makes it easier for those who are applying for jobs. This started very small with a very basic system hacked together by friends and just a few jobs a week advertised but gradually in that time the ProBlogger Job Board has become more and more active. New Features for Advertisers. 1.

22 Social Media Marketing Management Software & Services Reviewed - Online Marketing Blog

Direct Message Lab – Provides consulting, implementation and a platform (REACH) for centralized management of social media promotions & contests, advertising and measurement. Awareness - Social marketing hub that centralizes social media content publishing, management, measurement and engagement. Social Media Marketing is no different. Solutions for small and large business.

Seven Great Questions on Blogging

Spin Sucks

The webinar was an outline of one of the style chapters that will be published along with 20-30 other blog post styles that you can use as a framework. A3: Sure can… If by business you mean blogs that make money well, then here are three: Social Media Explorer : Jason Falls is doing everything right from content to conversion and advertising. Today’s guest post is by Nate Riggs.

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

For an additional 500, be sure to visit Master List 2.  And the third 500 has started on Master List 3. To learn how to contribute/edit, visit the Administration page. Wikis  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Hurra Torpedo campaign   Presentation sharing  Automotive  United States  Philippe Deltenre   Ford   Where are the Joneses? adenin Facebook Page   Social networks  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Evans   adenin TECHNOLOGIES Inc. Adenin Twitter   Microblogging / Microsharing  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Whittemore   ePi Tech Inc.

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20 Ways to Generate ROI from a Corporate Blog

Webbiquity SMM

It’s challenging to get the metrics really needed to measure social media ROI primarily because social media is much more like public relations than it is like direct marketing or search engine advertising. Through a blog, marketers become publishers, providing their audience with relevant and valuable content. Again, you can “advertise&# upcoming webinars in your sidebar.

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7 Things You Need to Know From My Content Amplification Test

Convince & Convert

The same way that ( now part of the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud ) aggregates and simplifies social media advertising, Cision makes content amplification quick and painless by aggregating it all into one system. You can choose to amplify specific content pieces, or attempt to boost everything you publish by connecting your RSS feed (which is the option I selected for the test). 2.

7 Ideas for Seriously Growing Your Subscribers


site’s bounce rate is unique to its own appearance and content, but generally you can aim to reduce bounce rate by cleaning up the site’s layout, removing/reducing advertisements, targeting niche-relevant audiences, ensuring server stability and speed, having a mobile-compatible version of your site and avoiding walls of text. Reduce Your Bounce Rate. Use Tactful Pop-Ups. Recommended Posts.

44 Powerful Marketing Tools for Facebook Ads, Websites, CRM and More

Jon Loomer

Email Custom Audiences allow advertisers to target people on their email list. You get short codes, widgets and metrics. When I publish this blog post, I will generate a Pretty Link for [link] Nice and easy — and pretty! Yes, this is probably the biggest need for Facebook advertisers. One of the most common questions I get is concerning the tools I use. Great tool.

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Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

We know that measurement is the the top goal inside of companies , and while I’ve published this data before, it’s important to recast it to show the important of measurement in an emerging technology set. Why are social analytics so important? This is a new medium, and proof over re allocation of investment is key. The more you share it, the easier it is for us to produce more.

6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Blog


My blog is in the photography niche, and when new products are released I will publish a post about it. But what I really love about it is that is pushes notifications straight through to my Mac laptop when websites I follow publish posts. This means I’m always at the ready to publish news as it is broken.  . 2. My original sidebar sign-up widget saw a 0.5% The result?

Facebook Brings Ads To Your Timeline – Whether You Like It Or Not

SocMed Sean

Nothing says social networking like advertisements. Apparently Facebook isn’t satisfied with targeting advertisements to you in the right-rail of the Facebook user experience. think about it…when was the last time you actually looked at anything in that annoying ticker widget? Right? Blech! Obviously, Facebook has to make money. Cheers! Digg this!

PIN’s: The Future of Private Link Building

Viper Chill

The less success people have with SEO, the more likely they are to move to Google’s advertising platform. Adding do-followed links to widgets. recently found an article on the website, published by a contributor and not a staff member, which could serve as a great example for how PIN’s work. It’s certainly not going to end up on the homepage of

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Social Media Community Manager's Management

Social Media Network Marketing

Optionally use this Widget installer to add this link to your blogger blog. To Submit your contribution please read: Social Media Network - Your Contribution To This Blog Google News Official Dilbert Widget Protect Kids From Cyber Crime Via: The Steel Method Simple template by Josh Peterson. Unported License. Based on a work at Social Media Ne.

List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

These procedures can be manual or computer-based and enable the manager to listen, aggregate, publish, and manage multiple social media channels from one tool. In particular, this is an existing enterprise class vendor (previously I’ve published thorough research report on them) which bodes well to their level of potential levels of service, support, and market viability. HMMMM.

Benefits of Online Reputation Management - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Optionally use this Widget installer to add this link to your blogger blog. To Submit your contribution please read: Social Media Network - Your Contribution To This Blog Google News Official Dilbert Widget Protect Kids From Cyber Crime Via: The Steel Method Simple template by Josh Peterson. Unported License. Based on a work at Social Media Ne.

Micro Persuasion: Three Little Tips for Capturing Info Bits Quickly

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Lifestream Feed (Includes all the places I publish online.). Advertising. Widgets. Friendfeed Can Disrupt Search and Reshape Advertising. Why Your Car May Soon Be Driving Digital Advertising. Will Waugh on Friendfeed Can Disrupt Search and Reshape Advertising. Micro Persuasion. « Measure Traffic with the Google Web Site Trends Bookmarklet | Main.

Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 6: The Tools Universe

The biggest shift from mainstream media publishing to curation is that the expert curator has no obligation to rely on ‘expert’ or ‘professional’ sources. Because speed and authenticity are increasingly essential – a good curator can publish, and then edit and update as the conversation or the story requires. can individual news stories be selected and published manually?) 4.

10 Compelling Calls to Action to Brighten Your Blog

Writtent Blog

The following example from agency PR20/20 is a great one – the brand chose to showcase the founder’s published book: Image credit: Impact Branding and Design. awful lot like traditional advertising and be routinely ignored by your website visitors. Yes, that is an all-in-one button advertising an eBook. Blog Subscription Widgets. Simple Text. Sidebar Buttons.

Busting Facebook’s Most Widespread Myth

Convince & Convert

The real difference between the reach of fans (below) and organic reach is that the latter include views of people that are not fans of the page but have directly accessed your page or seen its content in a widget (for example, a “like box” on your site or blog). This metric is relevant if you publish every day and publish the same number of posts every day. Fan Reach. reach)!

Monetizing Facebook

Direct Marketing Observations

Recently, Social commerce platform ChompOn , threw down the gauntlet by publishing some data on how much a Facebook share and tweet is worth. For those who have never heard of ChompOn, they are a site/service where you’re able to create  Groupon like widgets to embed on your website. billion to advertise on social networking sites this year. OK last one here. Perhaps.

Paywall for and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

e.g. my partner Gary Hayes being published in Wired and The Guardian. Commercial Clients (Advertisers) pay to display their ads to the readers. From Mumbrella : But to recap, it’s a “freemium” model – enough free content to hang on to advertising revenue; with the more exclusive, analytical and opinion stuff likely to be behind the wall. They produce eyeballs for advertisers.

90 Tips to Make Your Blog Rock

Write about customers successes – Write up a case study about a clients successful project, they will often let you publish their name 5. Publish content on what not to do! 37signals who took its own experiences as a web startup and published them on their corporate blog and monetized that over 2 years into a $750,000  revenue stream by publishing and then repackaging it) 79.

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MySpace is Reborn as Social Curation

Because artists will self-publish first to MySpace while theyre looking for a record deal. These are recent artist successes that start with publishing content directly to fans via MySpace." Members curating content turns the tables on old media, giving members the role of tastemaker that used to be held by the powerful publisher. HuffPosts QuickRead. Loading. Post to Blogger.

The Full Blog Monetization Menu – 60+ Ways to Make Money With Your Blog


Display Advertising. Generally speaking, the traffic numbers of most blogs don’t have the volume to make a real dent with display advertising, and once you have the traffic, there are usually better ways to monetize. Here are the best options: Display Advertising Options: PPM. Pros: Standard advertising model — it is the best bang for your buck. Mobile Advertising.

Pausing my Facebook Series: A Personal Update

Viper Chill

Ramsay, consider this a push to get publishing new episodes again! From the strategies and advertising tactics I’ve learned, I’m able to reach millions of people week after week. At the beginning of next week I’ll be starting a direct mail campaign which aims to entice potential advertisers to pay to be on my site. Please?). ” I really liked that. P.P.S.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Timescapes


Keep Calm and Carry On: How To Handle 4 Common WordPress Emergencies – Whether you’re getting the ‘white screen of death’ or accidentally published a post, learn how the average WordPress user can fix common panic-inducing issues. The Resources Mashup. Blogging / Writing. You need to teach your readers a few things. Business / Career. Freelancing. You become alive.

Online Content Distribution: Guide To The Best Content Syndication Services

Print this article | Read this article in: | IT | PT | ES | Online Content Distribution: Guide To The Best Content Syndication Services Online content distribution services allow you to syndicate your content to other web publishers while improving your prestige, visibility and in some cases, even your end-of-month revenue. To monetize your widgets, join the widget advertising network.

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog


Writing – This includes basic settings for writing your posts including size of the post box, default categories, whether you can post by email, remote posting options, and updating services (sites that WordPress will let know you have published a new post). Essential Sidebar Widgets. One question I get asked often is how to start a blog. Choosing a Domain Name. DomainsBot.