• SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Blog] The Medium Is the Message: The Importance of Tracking Analytics across Devices
    Publishing a blog and writing consistent copy got companies ranked sooner than later. 'A recent report by comScore shows mobile devices accounted for 55 percent of online usage in the U.S. as of January, 2014, with apps making up 47 percent of traffic. With mobile users officially tipping the scales in search, marketers can’t afford to ignore the analytics and keep focusing on traffic and conversions from PC usage. Here’s a look at growing trends in search, consumer behavior and what’s driving content marketing. Multi-platform tracking. How will customers find you?
  • DIGITAL VOICES  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Blog] This Week in Digital Strategy 4.18.14
    We received a great guest blog on building your content marketing strategy from Karo Kilfeather, the Content Marketing Manager at Percussion Software. 'Happy Friday, everyone! This week there have been some incredible insights in the world of digital strategy. An aspect of digital strategy that we want to harp on this week is the importance of content marketing. Delivering the right content at the right time is every marketer’s goal. Having a robust content marketing strategy can help get you there. Getting Started with Content Marketing Strategy in 5 Easy Steps via Ayantek.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Blog] Getting Customers in the Door with Social Media
    Author: James White is a writer for SEO Company Go and blogs in his free time at InfoBros. 'Written by James White. With the advent of online shopping and the popularity that it now includes, finding a way to get customers inside your business’ doors has become more of a challenge. While social media has often been a tool for online shoppers to buy items on the Internet, as a business owner, you can also encourage potential customers to visit your location. Target Customers. With Facebook alone having approximately 1.4 Know How to Use Coupons. Pictures and Videos.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Blog] 25+ Resources To Teach You How To Write Killer Headlines for Your Blog
    Quit wasting your time agonizing over how to write killer headlines that will get your blog posts read. These great tips will have you writing amazing killer headlines that will get your blog read and shared. How to Write Killer Blog Titles & Why Mine Suck. This satirical blog post details great tips for teaching you how to write killer headlines for blog posts. 7 Powerful Trigger Words Used In Your Blogging Headline | YouTube Video. How to Write Killer Blog Headlines | Gary McLaren. How To Write Award Winning Blog Headlines.
  • JUGNOO  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Blog] Compare What Facebook, Pinterest, & Instagram Give to Ecommerce Sites
    The post Compare What Facebook, Pinterest, & Instagram Give to Ecommerce Sites appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'Interesting to see how Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram contribute to ecommerce site traffic. Facebook has the biggest impact, and in some cases it really depends on how engaged the brand audience is. Petflow has the most engagement from their fans on Facebook, doing a combination of listening and engagement to get the best results. And of course having over 1 million likes on their fan page doesn’t hurt! From the  8thBridge Social Commerce IQ (SCIQ) report.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Blog] Success Built on a Mountain of Failures
    version of this post ran originally on the Vocus blog. 'Two weeks ago, Jelly Founder and Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone spoke at the Greater Washington Board of Trade about his lessons learned as an entrepreneur, as detailed in his new book, Things a Little Bird Told Me. The conversation with Board of Trade President Jim Dinegar inspired hundreds of executives. “My success is built on a mountain of failures,” said Biz. Biz continued and said that he attributed 99% of his success to failures and 1% to luck. He looked at failure as a method of experimentation.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Blog] Free Comic Book Day – May 3
    Related Posts [Cool Infographic Friday] The Ultimate Guide to Creative Commons [Cool Infographic Friday] 5 Reasons To Teach Your Kid To Code 6 Ways to Get Your Employees Blogging [Cool Infographic Friday] Dispelling the H1-B Myths [Cool Infographic Friday] Big Data Big Profits Crowd Empowered Microfinance. 'Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 3 rd , 2014  . The biggest event in the comic book industry, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), is taking place on Saturday May 3 rd , at participating comic book specialty shops across the U.S., Canada, and worldwide! Related articles across the web.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Blog] How To Succeed With Visual Social Media Marketing
    savvybostonian Tweet This Visual Marketing on All Scales We have an exciting show today featuring Ekaterina Walter and Jessica Gioglio , both of whom are veteran Social Pros guests (and Jessica is a regular guest contributor on the Convince and Convert blog ). 'Tweetable Moments Our whole mantra is to celebrate our fans. They join us this week to talk about their new book The Power of Visual Storytelling. The book, designed for businesses who want to stand out from the noise , focuses on the ways brands can tell their story in the changing media landscape. Holy Social!
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Blog] The Best of WordPress in 2014: Hosting, Themes, & Plugins
    Designed with the needs of bloggers and designers in mind , vFlex is a responsive theme that is most popular for blogs and portfolios. 'WordPress powers approximately 19% of the web. It’s important for those who run WordPress sites to optimize with better hosting, themes, and plugins. However, with the wide range of options available, it can be difficult to make the right choices. Refer to this guide to learn what hosting providers, themes, and plugins stand out from the crowd and will allow you to make the most out of your WordPress site. Top 5 Hosting Providers. 1.     Bluehost.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Blog] How to Connect with People on Social Media
    Link to your personal blog or profile. 'Though the name should say it all, it’s outright shocking just how many brands on social media refuse to be social. Some try and fail, obviously, but many simply don’t try in the first place. They enter business to make money, and depending on how much they spend on ads and how often they plaster their image around, they might end up being successful despite a cold, robotic-like image. Odds are, however, you can’t afford to be anti-social as a brand on social media. When you’re ready to connect social media is the place to do it. Right? link].
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Blog] 9 Crucial Tips for Self-Editing Your Blog Posts (That Every Blogger Can Use)
    Here’s how: 9 Tips for Editing Your Own Blog Posts. Have you ever started a blog post, got a paragraph or two in, scrapped your introduction, started again… and then ended up bogged down mid-way? If you’re in a hurry to get a post out, or simply in a blogging mood, you might finish drafting your post and immediately start editing. Most blog posts benefit from some cutting … and introductions are a great place to begin. . If you’re stuck, try How to Write Irresistible Blog Intros for some great tips. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Blog] Six Simple Ways to Measure Owned, Earned and Paid Social Media ROI
    Six Simple Ways to Measure Owned, Earned and Paid Social Media ROI originally appeared on Danny Brown - Award-Winning Social Media Marketing and Influence Marketing Blog - all rights reserved. 'There’s a popular misconception that it’s difficult to use targeted metrics to measure your social media ROI. Not true. Nor is social media only good for measuring an increase in brand awareness, although that’s definitely a measurement gauge. The fact is, social media can offer some of the best metrics for measuring your ROI. Blogger Outreach. Twitter. Facebook. Google+. Mobile.
  • JUGNOO  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Blog] Social Discovery: Cracking The Code for Ecommerce Sites
    The post Social Discovery: Cracking The Code for Ecommerce Sites appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'Some interesting insights from the  8thBridge Social Commerce IQ (SCIQ) report that challenges some assumptions about how retailers are benefiting from social traffic and social discovery. For one, Facebook reigns supreme in providing traffic to ecommerce sites, beating out Pinterest by a large margin (and everything else for that matter). Facebook is off the charts for the amount of traffic it is giving retailers compared to the other social platforms.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Blog] 8 Tips for Media Interviews
    'Today we have a blog post from Rosemarie Ascherl, PR Foreman at Sonnhalter, discussing tips for successful media interviews. Do you ever pick up an industry trade journal and wonder why your company’s perspective hasn’t been included? Editors often rely on “round-up” articles, which entail interviewing several manufacturers’ spokespeople to develop an industry trend story. The trick to getting your company included in these stories is to portray your company as a thought leader. Once an interview is scheduled, what do you need to do? Request questions prior to the interview. Be honest.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Blog] 4 Ways To Fix Your Facebook Problem
    wrote about it recently in a very popular post on this blog. Also, Robert and CMI are simultaneously publishing our conversation on the Content Marketing Institute blog – with his own commentary. That feeds right into a quote from your excellent blog post where you say: “If you think Facebook isn’t going to eventually pull the EXACT same move with Instagram you are naïve.” ( click to tweet ) Jay: Indeed, there is a difference between future growth and future usage. 'There has been a ton of conversation around Facebook’s declining organic reach for businesses.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Blog] 7 Ways to Bore the Hell Out of People
    blogging 'I was looking at the news flow stream thing on LinkedIn just now. Don’t ask. But you know, I thought I’d see if anything was worth my time. found that pretty much every post fell into two categories: “go to my thing” or “read my bland and boring article.” ” So, a fun idea came to mind. Ways to Bore the Hell Out of People. Use graphics everyone else would use. Especially people in suits or weird stick men and dollar signs. Make sure you use a number in the post title, unless it’s an event. ” Make splelling errors.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Blog] Five times as many Brits turn to Google ahead of Social Media for breaking news
    Data & Infographic Source: Search Laboratory Blog. 'Social Media has for a long time been noted as “the place” to get up to date breaking news on the web. Research undertaken by the multilingual search engine marketing agency, Search Laboratory now suggests otherwise, well at least in the UK anyway. Research released by the company this week found that more than half of UK adults (58%) confessed to asking Google for the answer to a question than their partner. Adults from both of these regions are much more likely to ask Google than their significant others (both 61%).
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Blog] Shutting Down Blog Comments
    'I think that I provoked the blog comment Gods today. Sorry about this, but the ability to comment on blog posts here at Six Pixels of Separation has been disabled. was recording a podcast today with Gini Dietrich of Spin Sucks (it will be published in the coming weeks) and we were talking about the many bloggers and news sites that have shut down their blog comments ( Copyblogger being the one that has most recently decided to do so: Why We''re Removing Comments on Copyblogger ). As you may (or may not) know, I have been blogging for over a decade. blog comments.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Blog] Consider the Roles Your Content is Playing Before Determining Its Success
    share these analogies because I’ve had quite a few recent conversations with clients, colleagues, and friends who were obsessing over the performance of an individual blog post, Tweet, or Facebook status. 'Image Credit: Matt Becker. “Can’t see the forest for the trees” –> An expression used of someone who is too involved in the details of a problem to look at the situation as a whole. His manager comes over and tells him to hit the ball on the ground and leg out his hits because that’s the role he plays on the team. Makes sense, right?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Blog] How to Turn Your Blog Into Your Top Salesperson
    During my last review I noticed something… I talk about blogging – a lot. Anything you care to know about blogging is right here. You really don’t care if it is a blog, a Twitter account, or a yellow pages ad that gets you there. Somewhere along the way, I lost sight of the fact that a blog is a means to an end. Next Wednesday, April 23rd at 4PM EST I will be teaching a brand new free workshop called “How to Get More Sales in 30 Days With Your Blog.” Blogging is a great tool – but let’s talk about how to make it pay.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Blog] How to Implement the rule of 3 in your business
    Blog business 'In Romancing the Brand , the author discusses a rule of marketing call the rule of 3. The rule of 3 works in this way: If you hear about an issue 3 different times, then you know you need to do something to resolve the issue. While it’s a marketing rule, it also applies to customer service. If you hear of an issue 3 times then you need to do something about it. It’s not going away and it needs to be resolved. The question is how do you effectively implement this rule? Here’s a few tips that can help you develop such a process: 1. Have an escalation plan. 
  • BILL HARTZER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Blog] GoDaddy Released Personally Identifiable Information To Spammer Without Permission
    Here’s her blog post showing all of the information and where she explains what happened: [link]. 'Now this is bizarre. But apparently GoDaddy is being accused of releasing personally identifiable information (a woman’s email address) to someone who she’s accusing of being a spammer. And GoDaddy apparently released her email address to the spammer after she filled out an abuse complaint. The spammer wanted to know who had complained about their website, so GoDaddy gave them her email address. Of course, without permission. Marketing Foo
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Blog] 5 Ways to Connect with Your Audience Emotionally to Drive More Engagement
    Think about them as you’re writing your next blog article. or, “Your question is great and deserves a full blog post to answer it!” 'As a marketing professional in today’s über-competitive online space, you understand the importance and value of engaging your audience. You’re part of the 91% of B2B marketers establishing and building a community using both content and social media marketing. It can be difficult. You’re interacting with your audience constantly: fostering new relationships, nurturing existing ones, and listening/responding to feedback. Don’t speak to the masses.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Blog] Canvassing ProBlogger Readers: How Have You Built Your Readership?
    Our next themed week is all about building readership and creating community on blogs. If you’re interested in how to build your readership base, you might like these posts on ProBlogger.net: 8 Tips for Building Community on Your Blog. How to Find Readers for Your Blog. Strategies for Growing Readership on Your Blog. Steps to Building Your Blog into a Community. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'As you might be aware, each month this year we are running a themed week – delving in deep the topics that are of the most interest to you.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Blog] How Often Should You Update Your Blog? A Data-Driven Answer
    'When it comes to blogging, is more always better? You should blog as much as possible, until your quality starts to slip. Some of us are familiar with HubSpot’s state of inbound report , which has consistently found that the more blogs you publish, the more traffic, leads, and sales your business will generate. Many of us have also noticed that big-name blogs, from HubSpot to Jeff Bullas blog at least once daily. In In fact, it’s pretty rare to encounter a notable business blog that doesn’t blog at least five times a week. Can I Outsource?
  • JUGNOO  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Blog] Turbulent Post Rocks American Airlines Brand
    Within six minutes, Terry Maxon  writes  in the  Dallas Morning News ’ “The Airline Biz” blog, American responded with: “@queendemetriax_ Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. The post Turbulent Post Rocks American Airlines Brand appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'News of a girl who spoofed a terrorist in her tweet directed at American Airlines has probably increased the likelihood that more teens will copy the prank – rattling security forces and causing a major headache for large brands caught in the fray. Jugnoo SoMeAnalyzer (™). See more at [link].
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Blog] Learning to Violate Your Templates
    Keep What Works Are Comments Really Necessary on Your Small Business Blog? 'Every good small business owner has a set of practices or behaviors they rely on while operating their business. These “best practices” serve as a template for employees, customers, and during peak hours or seasons. As business climates, economies, and the marketplace continues to change at an accelerating pace, “ Learning to Violate Your Templates”  can be a profitable exercise. It worked for a while, but what does it mean, really? Whose box are we talking about? Test and Measure.
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Blog] How to Guest Blog in Light of Google’s Restrictions
    'At the beginning of 2014, Google’s Matt Cutts made headlines by stating that guest blogging was dead. After all, hasn’t almost everyone used guest blogging to help with SEO at some point or another? In late March, Cutts followed through on his statement and shut down a popular guest blogging website called MyBlogGuest. This proved he was serious about his campaign against guest blogging for SEO. At the same time, though, it’s worth noting that many businesses have continued to guest blog and have benefitted from it.
  • JUGNOO  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Blog] What NPR, the Walking Dead, and Rooster Teeth Have In Common
    The post What NPR, the Walking Dead, and Rooster Teeth Have In Common appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'Below are the number of people active in social media, and all of them are big numbers. But what is interesting is the trend for podcasts. One of the reasons for this growth is the fact that many people listen to streaming audio in their car during commutes. And it’s not only well-known brands like NPR,  the cast of Walking Dead, or the Podcast Award-winning Rooster Teeth  podcast that are making this happen. On iTunes alone, in 2008, 46.8 In 2012, that number increased to 75.4
  • NET-SAVVY EXECUTIVE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Blog] Twitter Changes the Social Data Ecosystem
    Other data providers There are other companies in the social data business, mainly those specializing in collecting data from blogs and forums. 'Today''s announcement that Twitter is buying Gnip raises big questions about the market for social media data. While it''s too early to know how things will fall out, the deal changes the shape of the playing field for everyone involved—publishers, data resellers, software developers, and corporate customers. Gnip competes with other Twitter partners, and Twitter competes with other Gnip partners. Social media analysis twitter
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Blog] The Problem With Making Grandiose Statements
    These statements, and the blog posts around them, can range from the usual war cries of being more human in business, to posts on transparency and authenticity on the web, to how an “industry” – for want of a better term – like social media needs its proponents to apologize for all their wrong-doing. The Problem With Making Grandiose Statements originally appeared on Danny Brown - Award-Winning Social Media Marketing and Influence Marketing Blog - all rights reserved. The problem is, many don’t. Except it doesn’t. image: Alex Eylar.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Blog] When Journalism and Blogging Collide: 7 Reporters’ Tactics to Make You a Better Blogger
    None of this means journalism skills aren’t a great way to separate your blog from the competition. In fact, blogging with Cronkite-colored glasses can help your site gain both trust and readers. That’s why you’re blogging about it in the first place. Writing a political blog? Blog about cooking? Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. When Journalism and Blogging Collide: 7 Reporters’ Tactics to Make You a Better Blogger. 'Image via Flickr user Binuri Ranasinghe. This is a guest contribution from journalist and blogger Christian Toto.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Blog] LIFT: Learn, Improve, Flow, Think
    'When ConverStations first began in 2006 , the goal was to teach business leaders how to use blogs and podcasts to extend their reach and augment their voice. There’s still plenty of blogging and social media, but also other small business development topics and thoughts as well. I’ve often said that the categories of a blog site are like a table of contents in a book, giving the reader an opportunity to see what’s within. Keep What Works Are Comments Really Necessary on Your Small Business Blog? Blog Coach Small Business Social Media Think.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Blog] How to Build a Billion Dollar SEO Empire
    'A few weeks ago I was one of the tens of thousands of people who enjoyed reading a blog post on Priceonomics about “The SEO Dominance of RetailMeNot” It was an absolutely fascinating read because, being a total SEO geek, I rarely find information in this space that hasn’t been repeated 100 times before. billion dollars” or in Facebook’s case “Oh cool, now they have 1 billion active users” After doing a lot of internet detective work for this blog post, I came across a post on a forum from a user identified as bclark. Billion dollars.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Blog] Are You Using Influencers in Your New Product Launch to Professional Tradesmen?
    His blog is known throughout the industry and he’s a respected source of information. 'When you’re planning your next new product launch beyond your traditional media lists that you send to, are you utilizing the Influencers in the market you’re going after ? Most times you don’t think about those bloggers out there that have big followings in the markets that you’re trying to reach. An Influencer is someone who is able to mobilize options and create reactions when talking about a specific market or topic. Get to know them and they you.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Blog] Easy B2B Tips for Google+ Users
    Ideally, tie the topics of conversation into subject areas you’ve recently covered elsewhere, such as your company blog, and urge people to go check out your website or similar social media channels to learn more. 'Businesses often use Google+ to connect with target audience members but forget it’s also a useful tool to gain prominence among peers in the marketplace. As this is an invaluable aspect of Google+, keep reading to get some actionable strategies for reaching out to other businesses in an effort to benefit your own. Use Google Circles to Create Personas.
  • FEVER BEE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] The FeverBee Approach To Building Communities
      In this e-mail,  blog post(!), 'I recently posted this on our private mailing list. It received a significant response, so I'm posting it to a broader group.    Recently  we mentioned  we had a system that ensured our success ratio was close to 100%   The system is the sum of all our knowledge in linear form. Once you’ve been trained in the system, you can use it to build any number of communities you like. I’m going to explain a little more about this system.   The FeverBee System   Our system is successful for two reasons.
  • JASON YORMARK  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] Why Sometimes You Have To Say No To New Business
    was inspired to write this blog post by something that literally just happened in our office that is driving me nuts. 'Not every lead is a good one. In my first year I’ve starting my company, while few and far between, I’ve actually had new business prospects that I’ve turned down. For a startup, that seems a bit crazy, but sometimes, it’s unavoidable. What initially started out as a very promising lead for our company, turned into the most ridiculous showing of disorganization and disrespect I’ve faced since launching my business. No thank you.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] Finding Order in Chaos: Month 4
    Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Related Stories Finding Order in Chaos: Month 3 The Page 69 Test Share Your Blog Here. 'Looking back at my history of finding order in January , February , and March , Twitter is where I struggled the most. Because of multiple hats I wear, it was frustrating to appeal to different audiences at the same time. But then I emailed Jonah Lupton about his perspective of following 809,000 and being followed by 738,000; and something he said struck a nerve. follow lots of people because it’s a way to get noticed. My tweets in 1 month.
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] Roundup of Firebelly’s CEO, Duncan Alney
    'At Firebelly our CEO has been on a serious writing kick. Here are Duncan’s most recent posts: Subtweet: Trash Talk or Invaluable Customer Intelligence Subtweeting is a trend seen and done by many teens and early twenty-somethings where they indirectly complain about someone or something. This article addresses the hidden value that subtweets could possibly.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] Pop-Up Shop at a Networking Event?
    Related Stories Keep What Works Capturing and Delivering Ideas on Paper (Saturday Clips) Are Comments Really Necessary on Your Small Business Blog? 'At almost every local networking event or association workshop, there is a vacant table among the vendors and partners. Those vacant tables could be an opportunity. Often, these tables are the result of no-show vendors or slow sales by the host. Empty tables make the vendor area look less valuable. Offering to fill a table provides the host and registrants with a more robust event. Pop-Up Shop at a Networking Event? Marketing Small Busines
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIA INCUBATOR  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] Heartbleed Bug Creates Need for Businesses to Change Passwords
    If you have not changed your password to your website or blog recently, this is the perfect time to do that even though WordPress and other website platforms have not been released as being compromised…yet. 'If you have yet to hear about the Heartbleed bug , it could easily be called one of the largest security threats to the Internet ever! The bug has created a need for all businesses to take immediate action in changing their passwords. Changing your passwords on a regular basis is a best practice for businesses, but when a security threat arises, it is an immediate need. Amazon.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] 6 Lessons for Writing Irresistibly Magnetic Blog Post Headlines
    Many newbie (and sometimes even veteran) bloggers erroneously spend 95% of their time creating blog content and only 5% pondering titles. Garret Moon proposes re-writing your blog headlines at least three times  to A/B test your headlines using Twitter and email marketing. If you are serious about blogging, invest as much resources and time as you can to headline testing and optimization. Lessons for Writing Irresistibly Magnetic Blog Post Headlines. At SearchDecoder blog we did an in depth headline analysis looking at the most popular posts of 2013.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] Facebook Reach: A Decline in Mass Communication, an Upgrade to Segmentation
    Like the former press release, the former blog post and the former direct mail piece, Facebook is no longer a mass communication platform, and to treat it as such is a failure for any marketing or communications plan. 'We’ve all been pulling our hair out, revolutionizing our game plan and crossing our fingers because of the noticeable decline in reach to audiences within Facebook. And while it’s human nature to wish and hope things are easy, that’s often not the case. And sometimes, you have to pay to play. In February 2012, typical across-the-board reach was 16 percent or more.
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] Keyword Density: When Is It Enough?
    am oversimplifying here, however it is not difficult to write good webpage content, an amazing blog post or online article. Certainly writing techniques and strategies vary if writing a stand-alone article or part of a larger website or blog. like to use my personal blog as an example of this. used it throughout the blog, and in many relevant posts. As a result, the blog and keyword phrase “Ann Arbor Mom Blog” has had top SERP billing since 2009. Want to know more about incorporating blogging into your marketing plans? Use good tools.
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] The Best and Worst Features of Major Social Networks for Brands
    And much like a blog or website, you’ll need to continue producing new content in order to find your channel on top. 'Not every brand is right for the major social networks, and not every one of those networks is right for a specific brand. When a brand gets started with social media marketing, the initial thought process is something along the lines of: “I need to be everywhere, all the time, no matter what.” ” Considering the massive presence that some of the most successful brands have had on major social networks, this is a natural rationalization. Facebook.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] Keep What Works
    Related Stories Are Comments Really Necessary on Your Small Business Blog? 'The savings in the SmallBizTracks  belief of improvements-by-component workflow is threefold. Time, Savings, Worry. By dividing projects into smaller segments, we can implement faster, measure what’s working, shelf what isn’t working, begin the next project. I’ve seen small businesses agree to big-dollar projects – especially web-based projects. The longer the project takes, they more they worry. If something doesn’t work, more money is needed. Frustration. measure how it works.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] How To Win In Japan With Your Mobile App
    If you have a blog where I can contribute a column, or an event/meet-up where I can share the tips, tricks, advice and key takeaways contained in Apponomics, then please contact me directly­ peggy@mobilegroove.com.). 'Japanese users aren’t only big on apps; they’re the world’s biggest spenders,  according to app tracker App Annie. Growth in mobile apps spend —­ particularly on games —dramatically outpaces growth in the rest of the world. To help you crack the Japanese market, and succeed, here’s a simple checklist. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. And don’t be shy.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] How to Automate Your Businesses’s Blog Post Writing Process
    Ideally you want to automate the process so one simple step can turn your employees into blog idea champs. Today, we’ll review one technique for getting quality blog ideas from your team into your inbox. For the first couple of weeks you’ll need to remind your team to send every question major or minor to you but once they get into the hang of it I’m sure that you’ll get have all the blog post ideas that you need. put new blog post ideas on the Idea board. Blog Idea Blog Post Writing The key is to make the process as easy and “non-interruptive”.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Blog] How to Convince Someone to Be Interviewed on Your Blog
    or How can I get an established blogger like yourself to do a guest post for me on my blog? can only speak for myself really but writing a guest post for someone else’s blog is low on my list of priorities when I already have a blog to create content for. The exception might be if I had something I was launching or wanted to get some attention for – but even then unless your blog has a sizeable audience and/or and audience that is right on target for the type of reader I want to reach – I’m not likely to take you up on that offer. Followup.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Blog] The Best That Social Media Has To Offer
    If you have yet to fall in love with his blog, Convince And Convert , or his first book, The Now Revolution (which he co-wrote with Amber Naslund ) or his podcast, Social Pros , you don''t know what you''re missing. blogging. 'Episode #405 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Jay Baer is back and he''s doing what most people in Social Media are not doing: making big and smart moves (and good money, as well I am sure). Enjoy the conversation. amber naslund. brand. business book. business podcast. content marketing.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Blog] The Sunday Share: The Future of PR Isn’t Tomorrow, It’s Now
    The Sunday Share: The Future of PR Isn’t Tomorrow, It’s Now originally appeared on Danny Brown - Award-Winning Social Media Marketing and Influence Marketing Blog - all rights reserved. 'As a business resource,  Slideshare  stands pretty much head and shoulders above most other content platforms. From presentations to educational content and more, you can find information and curated media on pretty much any topic you have an interest in. As a research solution, Slideshare offers analysis from some of the smartest minds on the web across all verticals. Enjoy.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Blog] 8 Things I’m Trying to Improve with This New Convince and Convert Website
    Real Home Page Since almost day one, the Convince & Convert blog has been the home page for the site and for the company. With our consulting business growing quickly, it was time to create a true home page that describes all the things we do here (consulting, training, blog, podcast, email, ebooks, books). The new site gives us a spiffy new podcast index page, and outstanding new formatting of the podcast-related blog posts. Category Clean-up Like many blogs that have thousands of posts, we had gotten some creep in our categories. and we do! Stay tuned.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
    [Blog] The State of Royalty Free: A Social Marketers Guide to Using Visual Content
    Before you copy and paste to your blog post, visit Creative Commons. Adding video to blog posts generates 267 percent more links than a text post. 'The best social marketers tell the story behind the brand. But why paint pictures through words when images are worth so much more? Visual content drives engagement 90 percent faster than text , states Hubspot. Images and video enable media strategists to portray a brand or message through interactive experiences that pique user interest. Plenty of gray area exists within the diverse and complex landscape of visual online content.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
    [Blog] Infographic: Keeping it Simple With Responsive Web Design
    Featured Infographic Blogging infographics Tech Web Design 'We all know how much the internet has changed the way we communicate and do business with each other, and whether you run a home-based firm or something much larger, it is no longer enough to rely on a simple website that does not reflect that our changing habits when it comes to web browsing. The latest internet-based revolution is centered around Responsive Web Design, which involves the creation of web content across a multitude of different platforms and formats such as smartphones, tablets and of course, PC’s.
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Blog] Who Said That? What Happens During Live Tweeting?
    received a blog pos t titled Stealing Ideas and Social Media via email this morning from Randall Craig , one of our presenters last week at the LMA , or Legal Marketing Association, ?annual He asked the readers of his blog to provide feedback as to whether it was appropriate to simply use the conference or session hashtag at the onset, and not include one''s Twitter handle, or whether that was akin to taking credit for someone else''s content. MY THOUGHTS I shared these thoughts on Randall''s blog: ?"Your annual conference?. RANDALL PRESENTS THE FOLLOWING. FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Blog] Reaching Out to Birth Parents Via Social Media
    Among the ways: Create a blog – You can start a blog with basic information about yourself so you can be easily found in search engines. According to Adoption Birth Mother’s How to Use Social Media for An Adoption Search , there are three main things you’ll want on your blog – your place of birth, sex and birth date. This information should be included in the URL of the blog in order to rank high in Google. All forms of social media should link back to your blog in order to help it gain maximum visibility. alone. Using social media.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Blog] Social Networking Stats: Teens Prefer Instagram Over Facebook, #RLTM Scoreboard
    Tumblr: 180 million blogs. 'The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 241 million monthly active users. via  re/code. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. VK: over 230 million registered accounts. via  VK. LinkedIn: 259 million active users. via  LinkedIn. Google Plus: 343 million monthly active users.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Blog] 5 Tips for Brands to Get the Most Out of Twitter’s Latest Update
    Twitter’s blog offers the instructions below : Photo Tagging on TwitterPhoto Tagging on Twitter. 'New Twitter Layout April 2014. As you have likely already seen, Twitter began implementing a new design this week that has a major impact both on the interface and functionality of the site. The new look shares many similarities with Facebook and focuses more on improving the overall user experience while making it easier to navigate and filter through tweets. The most visible area of the latest Twitter upgrade are the changes to profile and cover images. Latest Mobile Functionality.
  • HARP SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Blog] 5 Big Twitter Changes, New Facebook Right-Hand Rail Ads & “Pin It” Explores New Platforms | Social Media Snapshot
    'Categories: Blog , Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: Facebook , Instagram , instant twitter notifications , Pinterest , right hand column ads , right hand rail ads , social media , Social Media Snapshot , Twitter , Twitter profile changes Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place. Below are highlights of changes on top social media platforms for the week ending April 11, 2014: New on Twitter 5 Big Changes Coming to a Twitter Profile Near You Are you ready?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Blog] Key success factors in viral videos marketing
    Shares” are total shares accumulated for the commercial on Facebook ,Twitter and blogs. 'After watching hundreds and hundreds of the most successful commercial video, I identified four major current trends that make brands successful viral video producer. You can look at the video here: First, global corporation extensively investing in TV advertising use social media to give to their TV ads a 2 nd life. For example, Evian (Danone), the most performing commercial channel on YouTube with over 230 millions accumulated views, massively invest in distribution. Laurent Donnier. 5% ratio.
  • YMARKETINGMATTERS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Blog] Twitter Update: Twitter Rolls Out New Profile Redesign
    'It seems I have been writing a lot of social media “update” blogs recently:   Linkedin Update: Linkedin Products & Services Page To Be Removed  and  Facebook Update: New Layout for Business Pages. Sign up  HERE  to get my blogs directly to your inbox! Blog Marketing Social Media Marketing Twitter marketing for small business marketing strategy Tips twitter marketing twitter tips Yes, now Twitter started rolling out its new profile redesign on Tuesday April 8th. It’s rolling out slowly with celebrities and new users getting priority. Larger Header Photo. Amazing!
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Blog] What is a Digital PR Strategist? (WTFS No. 1)
    'What is a Digital PR Strategist? It’s a question I get asked all the time: by confused in-laws, strangers on the bus, the police–whosoever asks me what I do for a living, I usually end up getting asked that question next. And I’ve found it’s a difficult question to answer. In this video, I make.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Blog] Security Update for Jetpack WordPress Plugin
    Blog Design & Development 2.9.3 'Joining the news of the Heartbleed vulnerability that affects much of the internet, and a security update for WordPress itself , now comes the news that there is a critical security update for the Jetpack WordPress plugin. Jetpack 2.9.3 contains a fix for a bug which allows an attacker to bypass access controls and publish posts, which could be combined with other attacks to escalate access. It’s existed since the release of Jetpack 1.9 in October 2012, and as yet there is no evidence of it being used in the wild. through to 2.9.3.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Blog] The Single Most Effective Change I Made to My Digital Presence
    don’t blog here at [chrisbrogan.com] as much. This blog is free. 'People ask me quite often whether the world of social media has changed much. The answer is yes. It’s changed a lot. There are lots of details to think about. I’ll give you those. But I also wanted to share the single most effective change I made to my digital presence. What’s Changed In Social Media. Here’s a quick list: Then: conversational. Now: promotional. Then: thoughtful sharing. Now: shovel it over the wall. Then: “I’m hungry for lots of great information.”
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Blog] The Benefits of Making a Business Blog Available in Multiple Languages
    'Your company blog: while often neglected due to its perceived lack of purpose (and the commitment it requires), it is also a personal way to convey a message to a client base that isn’t possible with different forms of social media. Far too many business owners forget that a comprehensive blogging strategy is essential for a company’s greater marketing plan: a company blog puts a face and personality to what appears to potential customers everywhere as a faceless entity offering a product or service. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Breaking the Barriers.
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Blog] Subtweets: Trash Talk or Invaluable Customer Intelligence
    Blog Social Media real time data intelligence social data intelligence subtweets 'Subtweets: is it something that people in their early twenties do (and useless to marketing people) or does it contain hidden customer experience gems. There’s been a quiet phenomenon evolving in the social media landscape over the past several years.  People are alluding to personal problems, politics, friends, family and even brands without directly mentioning.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Blog] Why Blogging is Like the Oil Industry
    'Blogging is an undervalued tool yet it is also overvalued in terms of expectations. Blogging is a wonderful platform. If we equate social marketing to the oil industry then we demonstrate how blogging can help you reach people BUT it doesn''t guarantee striking oil. So often in social marketing you hear we must have a blog, without knowing if they are blogging on the right subject, reaching the right people and suggesting ideas for the right reasons. Blogs are platforms to connect from; they don''t guarantee connection. What do I mean? However.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Blog] 11 Ways to Come Up with a Rocking Content Marketing Strategy
    Between websites, social media, eBooks, whitepapers, and blogs, we’re all functioning in information overload. During their time online, whether they’re reading blogs, checking their email or online shopping, they’re looking for examples and inspiration to screen cap and share in their next piece of content. Check out 15 Call to Action Samples for Rocking Blog Posts that Convert. Skip an extra blog article or Facebook post before you skip your weekly measurement session – this is how you improve! 'Image source. No more mediocrity. Are you with me? Image source.
  • JUGNOO  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Blog] Vimeo’s Infographic of Social Engagement
    The post Vimeo’s Infographic of Social Engagement appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'Vimeo has posted data on how much video is consumed in the U.S. and elsewhere) …and the amount of social engagement it creates. This comScore video report has some interesting findings, and shows how important it is to include video in your social media listening and engagement strategy. 61% of Americans watched (on average) 397 online videos in January. 36% of those videos were ads (makes sense when you consider a video ad often runs right before you watch the actual video!).
  • SOCIALFISH  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Blog] ePatient 2015: Healthcare Associations, Are You Ready?
    'Excited to point you to my friend Rohit Bhargava’s new book, ePatient 2015: 15 Surprising Trends Changing Healthcare : From his blog post introducing the book , Rohit states: “As I continued thinking about the future of healthcare and watched the landscape changes happening across the world – both due to technology changes and political changes – it became clear that the story was much bigger than doctors on social networks. Something fundamental was changing in healthcare and no one was explaining it in a way that anyone could understand. NEW ICF Whitepaper] Are You Game?
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Blog] From MAGNET: Find New Talent
    'Each month we’ll be featuring a blog post from our friends at MAGNET (Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network). MAGNET’s mission i s to support, educate and champion manufacturing in Ohio with the goal of transforming the region’s economy into a powerful, global player. You can visit MAGNET online at manufacturingsuccess.org. Employers: Find New Talent with MAGNET’s Summer Work-Based Learning Experiences Program. Judith Crocker, Director of Workforce & Talent Development, MAGNET. Manufacturers can contact me,   Judith Crocker , by phone (216.432.5386) or email to participate.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Blog] Are Comments Really Necessary on Your Small Business Blog?
    'There was a time, before the launch of Twitter and open registration of Facebook, where the general feeling among people was that  comments were an important and necessary piece of blogging. It was part of what made a blog a dynamic and engaging website. Arguments were made how comments, especially for business blogs, allowed better engagement and put a personality behind a static company website. With so many ways and places to engage and interact, blog comments might not make as much sense as it once did. Are Comments Right for Your Company Blog?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Blog] What Every Marketing Department Needs to Know About Google+
    The default commenting system generates a new blog post on Google+. '“Ghost town.” ” “Waste of time.” ” “It’ll never happen.” These are common sentiments when it comes to Google+, but it really is time to rethink your strategy because  Google+ is not going away. know, your department’s resources are all tied up with other channels, like Twitter and Facebook, and you think Google+ may well be a flash in the pan. Well, it won’t be. No chance. Google has put a social layer across its products and services – this is Google+. version of Google.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Blog] What are your BHAGs?
    Blog business Goals 'In Built to Last , the authors discuss the concept of the BHAG, the Big Hairy Audacious Goal. BHAG is a goal that is risky, visionary, and pushes the company to go places it hasn’t gone before. The authors use the example of Boeing, and how Boeing used a BHAG to push themselves to develop the first jet. Up until the jet was developed, propeller technology was still used for airplanes. You’ve probably heard of BHAGs. The questions is have you actually employed them in your own business. Defining your BHAG doesn’t need to be difficult.
  • HARP SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Blog] 5 Power Tips for Writing Killer Blog Headlines for SEO and People
    'Categories: Blog , blogging , Content Creation , Content Marketing , Social Media & SEO Tags: blogging , content marketing , seo and headlines , tips for good headlines , Write Great Headlines , writing great headlines How to write blog headlines that get found and shared! In this article we''ll show you 5 power tips for blog headline writing that will elevate your blog to share-worthy status. Read more. ).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Blog] Top Tips to Let Go of Fear
    Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'Image via Flickr user audiolucistore. This is a guest contribution from Jennifer Louden. . What I’m about to tell you is the most overlooked key to being a successful teacher – as well as a successful business owner, parent, writer, athlete, and all around happy human being. It’s the precursor to more sales, to repeat business, to turning customers into raving fans, to your ideas having a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of your students, readers, and clients. It’s also how you unlock your own potential to thrive.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Blog] [Podcast] Episode #8 Jay Baer – How to Create Marketing So Good That Your Customers Would Pay For It
    Are you trying to turn your blog into a business? 'Episode #8: Jay Baer – Convince & Convert. Are you trying to figure out how to create marketing so good that customers are willing to for it? Join me today as Jay and I discuss the future of marketing and how to make your business stand out from the crowd. Show Notes: Youtility. Convince & Convert. Youtility for Accountants. https://s3.amazonaws.com/pushingsocial/podcast/Episode_8_Jay_Baer.mp3. Listen on: iTunes | Stitcher. Podcast
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Blog] Some Questions About Your Questionable Content
    How long should a blog post be? b2bmarketing b2cmarketing blog brandmanager businessbook communicationsdepartment communitymanager content contentdistribution contentmarketing digitalmarketing edisonresearch emailmarketing facebook facebookpost fastcompany headline humancondition internetculture marketer marketing marketingdepartment pathtopurchase podcast portal powerpoint pressrelease researchbrief searchengine socialmedia tomwebster trustedcontent tweet twitter vendorwebsite viralmarketing 'Marketers, we have a problem. Do you know how long an effective Facebook post should be?
  • JUGNOO  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Blog] Social Listening: Listening AND Engaging
    The post Social Listening: Listening AND Engaging appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'David Dubois at INSEAD has an interesting take on social listening. Because he spends a lot of time talking to key executives from many different companies, the issue of how to leverage social media is always a popular topic. He talks about 3 levels of social listening that can be useful: The company level : Listening to conversations can provides insight about brand reputation and inform managers about corrective actions that need to be taken. Jugnoo’s SoMeAnalyzer. See more at [link]. Social Media
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Blog] Are You Getting Your Sales Force Involved in Social Media?
    Company blog  - If your company doesn’t have one, maybe you should consider doing one. Make sure they know you have a blog. 'No, I’m not trying to delegate the social media tactics and implementations to the sales force, they’re too busy selling. But if you aren’t getting them involved to a degree, you could be missing some opportunities for prospecting, research, networking and branding. Let’s face it, your sales forces are in the trenches every day solving customer’s problems. Chances are other folks are having similar problems.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Blog] Remember When We Just Hit Publish?
    'Remember the good old days of blogging? It seems we spend so much time worrying on the presentation, we lose track of the real reason we blog -  love. originally appeared on Danny Brown - Award-Winning Social Media Marketing and Influence Marketing Blog - all rights reserved. Come up with something to say, write it down, hit Publish, and onto the next piece whenever that came to mind. Now we have to worry about content authority , author rank , Hummingbird , content overkill , content optimization , etc, etc. Publish. Remember When We Just Hit Publish?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Blog] TED And The Art of Loyalty
    won''t be the first to blog about how many people are quite sensual with their devices. amazon architecture blog businessbook businesscolumn chrisanderson colloquy connecteddevices consumerloyalty creativity design education entertainment facebook kevinroberts kindle lovemarks loyalty loyaltyprogram martinmull music onlinesocialnetwork onlinevideo personalinformation podcast richardsaulwurman saatchiandsaatchi smartphone technology ted tedactive tedconference tedconferencevancouver tedexperience tedglobal tednpr tedtalks tedster tedx timetodevice writing youtube Don''t laugh.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Blog] WordPress 3.8.2 now available to download and install
    Blog security update wordpress 'The latest version of WordPress is now available to download and install. It’s an important security release which solves some important security issues, along with fixing a number of bugs. The security list is: Potential authentication cookie forgery. CVE-2014-0166. Privilege escalation: prevent contributors from publishing posts. CVE-2014-0165. Hardening) Pass along additional information when processing pingbacks to help hosts identify potentially abusive requests. Hardening) Fix a low-impact SQL injection by trusted users. The post WordPress 3.8.2
  • SIMON MAINWARING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Blog] 6 Steps to Unlocking Employee Passion and Propelling Your Social Purpose
    Some choices include mentorship, blogging, or contributing to one of the company’s social impact programs. 'In Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success , Wharton Professor Adam Grant examines the correlation between personal contribution and professional productivity within large organizations. In doing so, Grant examines an issue at the heart of the future of business: how to inspire employees to bring their best and full selves to work in ways that have a positive impact on the planet and our future. 4) Demonstrate to employees the tangible positive impacts of their efforts.
  • FIREBELLY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Blog] Design Thinking: Why Does It Even Matter?
    Blog design thinking; outcomes Firebelly results 'You’re probably wondering what design thinking is all about and what its role at Firebelly is… Put simply, it’s a way of thinking that gets the root of any problem, no matter how big or small, or how ambiguous it might be. Yes, aesthetics are a part design, but design thinking goes deeper. When design.
  • JUGNOO  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Blog] Twitter’s New Look is Sexy & Visual
    More information about the new changes on Twitter’s blog. The post Twitter’s New Look is Sexy & Visual appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'Twitter has released the new interface design for all Twitter users. It will be rolled out over the next few months. As you can see, it is very similar to Facebook, and having said that, it is a more user-friendly design (check out the tile design for followers below). It’s ultimately much for visual and video focused, and giving more screenspace for information and graphics. New Twitter Interface.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Blog] Can Social Media Make You Happier?
    This social media site runs a blog full of posts promoting happiness and positivity. 'Social media has become a daily staple in our lives. We take time out of our day to post pictures and statuses to inform our followers and friends what we are up to. We live through the experiences of what others post, which is typically the most exciting and interesting parts of their lives. This leads us to the question of whether social media makes you happier. The simplest answer may be, “it depends how you use it.”. FOMO, or fear of missing out, plagues a huge number of social media users.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Blog] Getty Images vs Creative Commons and Privacy: What Bloggers Need to Know
    Even  WordPress also published an announcement post  in which they share the details of Getty’s new offering and how easy it is to embed an image into your blog. Is Here’s an  official statement by Craig Peters  that goes into detail and helps us at understanding non-commercial use: Blogs that draw revenues from Google Ads will still be able to use the Getty Images embed player at no cost. Simon Schmid  blogs at  thegodfounder.com  and works on  iubenda. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'This is a guest post written by  Simon Schmid  of  iubenda.
  • JUSTIN LEVY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Blog] Please Take My 2014 Reader Survey
    After I have compiled the data, I’ll share the results with you in a blog post. Announcements Blog Social Media 'One area that I have struggled with over the past couple of years has been consistency in writing. Over the last few months I have had several friends encourage me to create more because they have either learned or been inspired by something I have shared. There are many different ways that I could create this information but before doing that I need to know more about YOU. Your needs, interests and types of content you enjoy consuming. The survey is anonymous.
  • DIGITAL VOICES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Blog] Getting Started with Content Marketing Strategy in 5 Easy Steps
    If you find it easiest to do a weekly video blog, start there. 'It isn’t hard to find information these days about taking your content marketing to the next level. But what if you’re just getting started with content marketing and feeling like you’re late to the party? Where do you actually begin? First, let’s define content marketing. My favorite definition comes from Joe Pulizzi , who is one of the original content marketing gurus, emphasis added by me. ” Content marketing can be a tremendously powerful driver of traffic, leads, and business.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Blog] Announcing the New Sticky Top Bar Plugin: A ProBlogger WordPress Plugin
    'A couple of weeks ago we launched the new ProBlogger.com – a private membership site that not only has a community/forum area for bloggers to network, collaborate and learn but one which provides members with regular webinars as well as exclusive access to some tools that my team have been developing for my blogs. show specific bar messages on specific pages on your blog (so you could set many different calls to action for different landing pages on the site). Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. It looks like this when he page loads. ProBlogger Site News
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Blog] Can You Really Build A Blog Written By Employees? I Say…
    'Let’s be honest, asking your employees to blog is probably a non-starter. Blogging is writing and writing for most people has a fear factor right up there with public speaking. You can coach, bribe, threaten all you want but in the end, you’ll be writing most of your blog posts. So forget about getting your employees to blog. Instead, get them to contribute blog  ideas. The hardest part of blogging is the ideas. Take these emails, put them on a list, and turn each into a blog post. More than Blogging: Everyone Can Contribute. Interviews.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Blog] Dr. Houzz Reveals a Widget-Flawed Google Algorithm
    'On January 28th you may recall that I did a huge blog post on why I’m building a bigger link network. About a month after my blog post, Godaddy dropped back to page two for all of the terms they were ranking number one for. His entire website received a manual penalty over one or two blog posts that had been written on the site. DocSheldon what "Best Practices For Hispanic Social Networking" has to do with an SEO copywriting blog? Without looking at the post, I don’t see how that isn’t relevant for an SEO and marketing blog?
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Blog] Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Debuts New Ad Types, Vine Gets Direct Video Messaging
    'Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube: Vine adds direct messaging via video (photo: Vine blog). Facebook. Facebook updates Pages Manager for IOS – Facebook released version 3.0 of Pages Manager for iOS with several new features, including the ability for page administrators to pin and unpin posts on their pages, create and edit events on iPad, and more (AllFacebook). Twitter. ’s SecondSync; teams from both will join Twitter’s London office (WSJ). Google+. YouTube.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Blog] My Top 5 Mistakes as a Blogger
    'Over in the ProBlogger.com forum last week, I issued members with a challenge to complete this week on their blogs. ve been blogging 11 and a half years now, and while I pinch myself everyday at where blogging has taken me, that time has been littered with mistakes and failures along the way. My first blog was a personal blog and an extension of who I was. only wrote about what I was interested in and profit was not on the radar as nobody made money blogging back then. One of the routes I saw I could take to achieve this dream was to start more blogs.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Blog] Trust Me, I'm a Marketer
    Whether you’re writing a blog post, responding in a forum thread, leaving a comment on a blog, interacting on Twitter (or Facebook, or Google+, or Reddit, or whatever) you’ll have the most success when you identify who you are and what brings you to the conversation. 'Think for a minute about who you might expect to meet in hell. have a pretty good idea of the type of person who might be on your short list. Aside from the truly reprehensible—like the people they make Law & Order episodes about—there would be sleazy lawyers, of course, and fraudulent investment bankers.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Blog] 5 Secrets of Blog Posts that Go Viral
    However, we’ve chosen to look a little deeper, and shared the science behind some of the world’s most popular blog posts: 1. In one of the most interesting research cases I came across, individuals who ran on a treadmill while reading a blog were more likely to have a strong reaction than their counterparts who read it while sitting. You can exactly ask your audience to exercise while they read your blog posts, so make sure you’re working towards high arousal emotions. The post 5 Secrets of Blog Posts that Go Viral appeared first on Inbound & Content Marketing Hub.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Blog] Don’t Expect Campaigns to Disappear Anytime Soon
    version of this post ran originally on the Vocus blog. 'Sometimes I wonder about supposed technology trends that are discussed. One of the latest trends I am hearing about is the death of the marketing campaign. Marketing technologists and analysts say that new tools will put an end to the dreaded campaign. My response? Don’t bet on it. In the mid 2000s, this meme emerged for the first time. Then, the end of the marketing campaign was a Cluetrain Manifesto -esque railing against corporate treatment of customers. and an immense amount of data was created. Sound familiar?
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