• SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    [Blog] 7 Worst Mistakes That Are Eating Up Your Content Marketing Success
    Not Being Consistent: Whether you are writing up blog posts, uploading a fresh stream of videos, or promoting a new product, it has to be consistent! Choosing Only One Form of Content: Sharing inspirational blog posts is definitely a plus for content marketing, but since online visitors are particularly fond of diversity, it’s not always enough. Consequently, there is nothing wrong with giving your blog post or video a second or third round. Despite that, few organizations have it really figured out when it comes to content marketing. What could have gone wrong??
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    [Blog] Five Often-Overlooked Reasons Senior Executives Should Use Social Media
    It’s a lot of noise, and no one cares about what I’m reading.”. “I want to be a thought leader, but I don’t have time for blogging.”. “I don’t have time to build my LinkedIn profile. already get more useless messages than I can handle anyway.”. Why would I want to be on Twitter? Sound familiar? hear these objections all the time when speaking to top executives about social media. Their concerns are motivated by a basic misunderstanding of how people use tools like LinkedIn and Twitter. To follow my reasoning, you have to understand the concept of “connection points.”
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    [Blog] Why Values and Strengths Matter to Savvy Marketers
    This belief inspired my to write Born to Blog. I’ve written over 700 articles, dozens of videos, podcasts, and more to help my […]. What do you believe about the world that your competitors do not? Your answer will reveal your organization’s core values. For example, I believe that everyone can create compelling and useful content. Content Marketing Content Marketing Strategy Social Media
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    [Blog] 5 Eco-Friendly Digital Marketing Ideas
    Even blog posts! With the digital strategies in this post, you’ll learn new ways to be eco-friendly while marketing your business.  is that everyone reading this will learn at least 1 go green tip they can implement into their marketing strategy which at the same time will help us keep our earth a wonderful place to live. With With digital technology we have the ability to elevate our traditional marketing strategies. 1. These items include reusable shopping bags and refillable water bottles. Not only are these things that will last, but they also encourage people to go green. 2. 
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    [Blog] Will You Be Socially Active in Helping the Environment?
    As the following article looks at, whether it’s a general post about green construction materials or a blog entry where Bob Vila discusses green building , the outreach possibilities with social media are endless. Green Building Blogs. There are hundreds of blogs dedicated to green building. From architectural salvage blogs to blogs that are focused on cutting edge green construction processes and smart home technology, following green blogs is an effective way to stay on top of the green building movement. The U.S.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    [Blog] 5 Ways to Master Your Local Search Ranking
    Check out this blog post from KissMetrics to find 7 ways to get customer testimonials. Did you know that 82% of local searchers  will follow up by either calling the retailer, visiting the store, or making a purchase? Local search plays an important role in driving more foot traffic to your store. highlight to tweet) But as of August 2015, Google made some significant changes. Now, only three businesses are listed in local search rather than seven, meaning competition is tough to get your business seen. Verify Your Business on Local Directories. Dexknows. Yellowbook.  . Acxiom.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    [Blog] Why Story Telling is So Important When Dealing with Contractors
    For you, it starts with how you write an email or blog post, to your interaction when face to face with a contractor. By John Sonnhalter, Rainmaker Journeyman, Sonnhalter. recently read a post by John Jantsch from Duct Tape Marketing,  People Buy Stories Before They Buy Stuff,  that reminded me how true that statement was, especially when talking with contractors. Tell me, do you know a contractor that won’t talk your leg off? If you do, it’s a rarity. Contractors learn by telling and listening to stories. They need to feel comfortable with you.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    [Blog] The Ins and Outs of Postmatic
    by Kate Related Stories Four Types of Blog Posts Proven to Generate Organic Traffic Keeping a Journal: The Power of Daily Writing On Writing and Advice from Ernest Hemingway. Communication Content blog comments commenting system Danny Brown jason lemieux livefyre Mailchimp optin monsterPostmatic is a new commenting system that puts the blogger back in control, helps with the privacy of readers, and gives subscribers a plethora of options. Here, Gini Dietrich describes how it works, the benefits to you, and even some of the things that drive her batty about it.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [Blog] 3 Things To Do Today for Safer Internet Day
    You can learn more about this on their blog which they posted about earlier. Today, Tuesday, February 9th, is Safer Internet Day. honestly didn’t realize that it was Safer Internet Day yet, until a friend of mine posted about Google giving us 2 extra GB of data in our Google Drive accounts. If you do a quick 2 minute security check of your Google Account, Google will reward you with extra storage space (which they normally charge for). There are, in fact, other things that you can do today, as well, for internet security. Internet Usage
  • GREG VERDINO  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [Blog] Love Your Haters Redux (2007)
    Every now and then, I stumble upon a timeless concept that remains relevant for years after I first blogged about it. But if someone has taken the time to let you know that you’ve let them down — by calling your customer support line, by writing a letter, by complaining to their sales rep or (increasingly) by writing a negative blog post, uploading a video to YouTube or starting a negative thread in an online forum — isn’t that exactly the kind of person you should engage? The idea of loving your haters is one of those concepts. LOVE YOUR HATERS (PART 1). Right?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [Blog] Twitter: Why I Follow 500% More Than 1 Month Ago
    Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. This Twitter screenshot shows my follower to following ratio during the initial weeks of 2016. Courtesy of third-party analytics , you can see a marked increase in the number I follow and a slight increase in the number following me. The “dip” of followers is intentional as those are forced unfollows, a concept I discovered last year. It’s an automated process via Tweepi that enables me to choose inactive accounts that I don’t want following me. This is because I don’t support outdated influence.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [Blog] Blog Visits Down? Here’s What To Do First
    Blog Post Writing Blog StrategyFebruary is here (this year is already flying). Your numbers are down, not be a seasonally acceptable margin, but by a large panic-inducing percentage. What should you do? First, be careful of a wild shift in your content strategy that may sink your ship faster. It’s natural to lurch the strategic pendulum in the wrong […].
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [Blog] How Publix Loves Their Customers in Social Media
    Poke around on LinkedIn or small blogs and see what you find. Social Speed Dating. Social media can seem like a never-ending round of speed dating. Every day/hour/minute/second can be filled with new people with whom you need to forge a relationship from (near) scratch. Once that intro is made and the connection established, it has to be cultivated and sustained through product changes and launches, employee turnover, and a revolving door of seasonal trends in your marketplace. She has helped grow their social presence to a whopping 2.5 Instagram followers in the span of five years.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Blog] Why I Chose SiteGround for Web Hosting
    Considering only about half of my blog visitors are in the U.S., it was important for me to enable you to have a faster connection wherever you live in the world. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Related Stories Introducing a New Design at AriHerzog.com Hello 2016, Welcome Back Comments Tracking 2 Weeks of Blog Visitors. Blog News WordpressIn the 14 years since purchasing ariherzog.com, I’ve paid several companies for web hosting. From For the past three years I hosted my site with  HostGator. P.S. There are no affiliate links in this post.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Blog] How Can Social Media Be Useful For Students?
    Classroom Blogs : Each class should have their own blog , which is controlled by the teacher but authored by the pupils. So the student who develops the best assignment on the given topic of that week will have their paper published online to the classroom blog. Today, social media has become an important part of our society, especially for the kids and teens. Kids are using various social media platforms that parents are not cool enough to know about them. Furthermore, students are using social media sites during class time. Final World on Social Networking Sites.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Blog] Let Social Media Care for Your Parents
    Visit Blogs. Many retirement communities have blogs that discuss senior living topics and other helpful information. Following these blogs is a great way to gather advice and details on transitioning your parents into an assisted living or retirement home. In addition, reading blogs is a great way to find information on retirement communities in your area. If your parents are heading into retirement, then it’s important to find them a quality retirement community. Follow Retirement Communities. Read Reviews. Photo credit: BigStockPhoto.com .
  • YMARKETINGMATTERS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Blog] Social Media Updates January
    Sign up HERE to get my blogs directly to your inbox! Blog Social Media UpdatesThe first month of 2016 is behind us and we’re already in February! There have been some important social media updates in January. These updates will keep you informed of the latest changes to social media channels, and in turn, give you the knowledge to help you optimize and improve social media marketing for your business. Facebook. Publishers can add interest tabs to connect with their audiences, and audience restrictions based on age, gender, location and language. Twitter. This is brilliant !
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Blog] Heather Chapman Joins The Firebelly Team
    Must-read blog/website: https://dribbble.com. We’re excited to announce that Heather Chapman has joined the Firebelly team as a social media manager. Get to know a little bit about her below! Favorite social networks: Snapchat and Pinterest. Most-used hashtag: #MyKindOfCrazy. Favorite emoji: Thoughts on selfie sticks: I don’t own one, but do what you’ve gotta do. My wing span is pretty legit. Because my arms are so long, I’m the automatic selfie taker. Favorite Instagram filters: X-pro II and Clarendon. Favorite YouTube channel: TED Talks. Firebelly News
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Blog] Will The Real Super Bowl Advertisers Please Stand Up? #SB50 #SuperBowlAds
    As an early adopter of social media and digital technology, she also helps firms with blogging, podcasts, video marketing and livestreaming. It’s over. Super Bowl 50 is now a part of history. Living in Indianapolis, I am very happy for Peyton Manning. Whatever he decides, and I think we all know what’s coming, he can go out on top, proud of the legacy he left behind in two cities that grew very fond of him. Enough About The Game! Aren’t we really here to talk about the ads? One or two were ads seen before the big game. Many might be ads we will never see again.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Blog] How to Create a Social Media Campaign That Can Get You 100% Social Engagement?
    Naturally, users have become desensitized towards articles, blogs, white papers, etc. While choosing the topics for pop quiz, make sure to choose issues that you have raised recently in your blogs, social media posts, etc., so that they go back to the content to get more information that they have missed. Commenticle:  Commenticle is a type of opinion poll that helps you get readers’ opinions and views’ about an article or a blog. According to a report by Statista.com, there will be around 2.13 billion social media users worldwide in 2016. The answer is NO!
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Blog] 9 Tips to Improve Your Content Marketing
    Have a comment section on blogs, and keep your social media comment section available (it’s okay to require approval first to vet out trolls). The biggest mistake we make with content marketing is thinking that it’s easy. Creating quality, original content that’s also SEO-friendly and marketed well is no easy task. Unfortunately, content is where many businesses (especially startups) try to save money. Maybe the founder is writing the online content, or great content is being written but it’s executed poorly. If you want to optimize your content marketing, check out these nine tips: 1.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Blog] RIP Spammy Twitter Marketers (#RIPTwitter)
    Every time I blog about Twitter losing its mojo, I receive several comments about how that’s my fault. A Twitter meme — #RIPTwitter — took the social network by storm over the weekend. Users complained about a rumored change from a traditional Twitter user feed to an algorithmic-sourced feed next week. The angst was inspired by this BuzzFeed post reporting the change. The algorithm would source the most popular stories in people’s Twitter feeds. Users believed the experience would be bad enough to kill the network. We never planned to reorder timelines next week.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Blog] What Agile Content Marketing Means for Your Business
    To learn more about agile content marketing, visit the Agile Marketing Blog , follow @rsmartly on Twitter, or check out “ The X Factor: Creating Better Content Though Agile.” There it is, hanging on the wall, staring us down—its massive, white face with a blank, squeaky-clean stare. Sitting in its shadow, we spitball and brainstorm while leaning back into the most ergonomically creative position (sneakers up on the table). It’s our ritual, our process, and the way we tackle each new piece of content. The scene above is the same in every company. Techvalidate ). Pardot ).
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Blog] Customer Retention Strategies for Lovebirds
    Related Stories Customer Loyalty in a Changing World Fall in Love with Customer Relationships Four Types of Blog Posts Proven to Generate Organic Traffic. The customer lifecycle is much like any other romantic relationship. First you woo your customer through customer acquisition tactics and then you build a long-term, lasting relationship through proactive customer retention strategies. Laura Petrolino takes a look at three strategies you should use to ensure a happy, committed relationship with your customer.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2016
    [Blog] Future Content With Morgan Spurlock
    blogging. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Episode #500 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Episode 500. hard to imagine. It is a total pleasure to welcome Morgan Spurlock to the show. Most people know him for his amazing documentaries ( Super Size Me , Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden? , POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold , Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope and One Direction: This Is Us ). Enjoy the conversation. audio.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2016
    [Blog] Editorial Guidelines: How to Publish Content that Builds an Audience
    Blogging content marketing How-To Marketing Online Marketing Podcast Selling Small Business Social Business Social Media Success blogging Content Marketing Institute editorial guidelines Jeff KorhanThis is Episode 62 of  This Old New Business  weekly  business podcast with Jeff Korhan. In this, our first 2016 episode of This Old New Business we discuss why breaking your publishing schedule is not a good thing to do, but it’s better than publishing content that does not merit the attention of your audience. Build a Professional Digital Marketing Plan. Key Take-Aways.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Blog] Digital Transformation And The Big Bet
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Is digital transformation the future of work. or just a bet that companies are making? Say what you will about events like Davos (and, yes, there are many people and media who are quick to criticize the event), there are often moments that provide a batch of insights that make it worth our while to stop, watch, take notes and then reflect upon. It's a big question. Everyone has digital transformation on the brain. and they should. It's a shame. Back to Davos. On the agenda?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Blog] Meet 7 Twitter Influencers Who Follow Millions
    The conversations that I have on Twitter usually arise out of attending chats, reading blog posts, or if I happen to check in on a stream to see what someone is sharing. I am pretty good at responding to tweets, but if I am not able to, I at least try to go back and click ‘favorite’ so that followers know that I saw their tweet. I am also a big believer in a retweet for a retweet so when someone RTs my tweets, I like to check out their stream to see if there is anything interesting to share with my followers. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. million.
  • UNSPOKEN  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Blog] 3 Ways Romance Can Improve Your Work Life
    Blog FeaturedAs Valentine’s Day draws closer, expect to see more and more reminders of love all around you. It’s true that all of the pink, red, roses and pressure to buy boxes of chocolates can feel a little manufactured after a while; but the positive role that love, particularly romantic love, plays in our lives is well-documented. Researchers have found that a positive love life can boost everything from mood to bone health , and that people in love are generally less likely to encounter depression. More energy. Having purpose in life gives you a reason to wake up.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Blog] 6 Types of Iteration Every Content Strategy Needs
    Or if you release a podcast instead of a blog post? A seasoned pro can make reasonably informed guesses about what a given target audience will respond to. It’s the starting point of any new campaign. And by watching analytics, we can measure just how good those informed guesses are. But even if your marketing team’s initial guesses exceed your conversion goals, this is only your starting point. Odds Odds are, you didn’t master the optimization of every detail of the campaign on the first shot. What works for you now may not work so well next year. That’s where iteration comes in.
  • UNSPOKEN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
    [Blog] Catching the Customer Click: Better CTAs and Subject Lines
    blogs we ♥ Tumblr throws in an emoji to shorten their subject line even further. 9. Arguably, the most important words in any email you send are your subject line. Those few precious words stand between your message and the trash bin…or worse, the spam folder. Email use isn’t growing as steadily as it once was, but the average consumer still sends and receives roughly 88 emails per day. Who has time to open that many emails? No one. How to Pique Their Interest. Let’s talk about some of the most effective approaches with some good examples from my inbox. 1.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
    [Blog] The Digital Marketing First Timer’s Guide to Generating Leads
    Whether you’re starting your career in a firm or working on building your blog, digital marketing is a marketing aspect you will encounter. Guest Blogging. Utilize the strong follower count of other blogs and websites by submitting guest posts that relate to your industry. You do not have to go through an individual to have your blog posted on the website. Look for individuals who write about your industry or whose blog closely relates to the products or services you offer. If you have a crafting blog, you’ll want to create a series of how-to videos.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
    [Blog] Four Types of Blog Posts Proven to Generate Organic Traffic
    To increase the number of organic visitors to your blog you need to produce content that is so compelling to your visitors that they deem it worth sharing. Your blog posts must be well-written, unique, useful, and frequent. Here are four types of blog posts that are most successful at attracting organic traffic. The post Four Types of Blog Posts Proven to Generate Organic Traffic appeared first on Spin Sucks.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
    [Blog] 3 Quick Ways to Drive Conversions on Pinterest
    It is easier for brands starting out on Pinterest to understand users’ mindsets if you follow the Pinterest Business Blog on a regular basis. In a recent post, the blog revealed the Pinterest Experience , using a four-quadrant grid. If you aren’t marketing on Pinterest already, you may be missing out on potentially significant business opportunities. Just consider the following statistics: As of September 2015 , there are 100 million users (and counting) on Pinterest. Users pin over 3,400 images a minute. More than 80 percent of pins are re-pins. alone will reach 59.3
  • SOCIALFISH  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
    [Blog] Are You STILL Trying to Sell Social Media at Work?
    This post originally appeared on Mark’s blog here and you should go read more of his stuff. Guest post by the brilliant Mark Story. —————– I’ve said this many times, but I have worked in online communications essentially since its inception (19 years and counting). At some point, almost EVERYONE at wants to lay claim to a company’s social media presence. But guess what? have been at this for a long time, and I STILL see the need (almost weekly) to convince someone influential at my employer that social media matters. Work the crowd.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    [Blog] Moving Site from Static Home Page to Latest Posts
    Well, as you probably know, or at least if you read my blog (this site), or follow it, you’ll know by now that I’m always testing various things on the site. I was one of the first ones to move to HTTPs, for example, and even tracked my rankings and traffic…just to show that moving to HTTPs helps, and doesn’t hurt, traffic and rankings. But in this case, I’ve been wanting to go to a more lively home page with my latest blog posts so let’s see how Google interacts with these changes. BloggingAnyhow, here’s how the page looked before.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    [Blog] Musing About U.S. Media and Presidential Politics
    Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. There’s a story in Gawker — an internet news magazine launched in 2003 that promotes itself as the source of daily media news and gossip — about presidential candidates and their expenses for pizza. It’s a story you won’t read anywhere else. It’s a story that Gawker and its ilk are known to publish. During milestone occasions such as presidential races I’m reminded of a 2009 op-ed in The Christian Science Monitor about the stagnancy of newspaper reporting and why a paradigm shift is imminent. Of
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    [Blog] Lawyers: Do These Questions About Social Media Sound Familiar?
    As an early adopter of social media and digital technology, she also helps firms with blogging, podcasts, video marketing and livestreaming. I write a lot about Social Media and Social Networking because I find that lawyers have many questions. Many of you have shared those questions with me, such as: Where do I start? Who do I follow? Which sites should I use? How do I find the time? What should I say once I’m there? How do I sign up for the individual sites? What is the correct terminology? Are my clients even using these sites? What if I’m an introvert? She can be reached here.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    [Blog] Teamwork Is a Contact Sport
    He blogs at A Professor’s Thoughts. We’ve all heard the old… very old…saying, “There is no ‘I’ in team.” As a youngster growing up in rural Georgia, I was constantly chided by my elders… “Don’t always be talking about yourself; pay more attention to others.”. There are good lessons to be learned from both of these statements. Yet, time and again, we read about or see examples to the contrary in our workplace or even ( gasp! ) in team sports. Social media interaction isn’t exactly a team sport. have yet to come across a “group tweeting” assignment! You can have a good idea. Play ball!!
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016
    [Blog] 12 Tips To Become The Perfect Technical Writer
    Be sure to stop by and grab a copy of my free 8,000+ word guide to guest blogging and become a fan on Facebook. BloggingThe last decade has witnessed a paradigm shift in the way technical writers are dealt with in the software industry. There is a clear recognition of the fact that writers should play an integral role in projects. It’s no secret that a well-documented project is likely to be better received by the target audience. Unfortunately, companies have different yardsticks while working with technical writers. Stepping into a technical writer’s shoes.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016
    [Blog] Should We Rate Ads Or Just Watch Them? Or Neither
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. We have been voting with our eyeballs. It's plain and simple. Impressions, GRPs and mix in some repetition. It turns out that human beings are simple beings. Show them something, catch their attention, rinse and repeat and you will get them to take action. They will remember your message, think about your message (mostly subconsciously) and - if all goes as planned - when they're shopping, they will buy from you. The increasingly ad-free future that we're not seeing. . brand.
  • GREG VERDINO  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [Blog] Beyond Knowledge: Toward a Connections Economy (2008)
    As part of my A Decade in Digital series, I’ll be reposting some older articles from my original blog — articles that date back as far as 2006 but contain ideas that to some extent (and to me, at least) still feel relevant. If you enjoy it you can also  check out the fantastic conversation it sparked in the comments section at my old blog. Well, I share ideas every week (nearly every day) on this blog – some are good, some are bad and some are simply works in progress.  This follow-on post by Gavin Heaton is also highly recommended.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [Blog] When You Strip Everything Away
    Recently, I gave this blog a bit of a design makeover, and moved to a much more minimal look and feel. Not here on the blog, nor in life. Since starting this blog back in 2008, it’s gone through many iterations, both in the style of presentation, and the theme of the content within. My goal is to make this blog a destination for folks that prefer “pure blogging” , where a more personal experience is enjoyed, and the content isn’t driven by the desire for social proof and vacuous clicks. Hence the makeover. No featured image. No sidebar.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [Blog] Introducing a New Design at AriHerzog.com
    Long-time readers of my blog (and thank you) may recall I experimented with simpler blog designs as early as 2009. Here’s a blog post I wrote in 2010 that highlighted some of those designs. Genesis has run on my blog since 2013. I’ve used a few themes since then; but the  No Sidebar Pro theme  is the newest. It’s based on Brian’s No Sidebar blog which is focused on minimalism and simple living. I’ve read his blog for about a year. Here is an updated list of every plugin on this blog , if curious. Blog News design
  • BILL HARTZER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [Blog] Is Google Quietly Embracing Paid Inclusion?
    — Google had a separate blog search for bloggers, Google blog search. But you can still submit your blog ? Let’s think about Google’s current product offerings, what services they are offer us as business owners, online merchants, and website owners. You can submit your website to get crawled, but you can also pay for inclusion. Over the years, Google says that it’s free to get listed. But really, is it? You can get included, but the options are very limited. Is Google quietly embracing paid inclusion? It no longer exists. Google Search Engines
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [Blog] Why You Need a Business Strategy, Not a Social Strategy
    There’s no shortage of how-to articles and blog posts on leveraging the power of social media. And with this endless sea of social media-touting commentary, it’s natural to think you’ve got to jump headfirst into the social sphere to keep your brand from getting left in the dust. Although the need to engage with social media in business is undeniable, it’s easy to miss the bigger picture in all this: your business goals. Your business strategy should come first; your social media strategy should follow. highlight to tweet) Here’s why. Getting the Sequence All Wrong. Make It Count.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [Blog] Speed and Trust – Why Millennials Need Both
    This post  originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an  ongoing series  related to Millennials and online community.   And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our  Essentials of Online Community Management  program at a special discount. Contact me for details! ———– There is a big problem brewing on the horizon for many organizations. Based on our research, the Millennial generation is coming into the workforce expecting something that most, especially associations, are truly bad at: speed. Trust enables speed.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016
    [Blog] Introvereted Leaders And The Work Of Millennials
    blogging. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Episode #499 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. have been blessed. Don't think that I don't recognize it. I do. I'm still insanely driven and hyper-entrepreneurial, so I'm not always satisfied, but I am grateful. I get to spend a lot of time with people that many business leaders would spend fortunes to connect with. Over the years, I've done my best to give back as well. Enjoy the conversation. .
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2016
    [Blog] Digital Transformation And The Trillion Dollar Market Cap
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. You are magic. Literally. If you're reading this, you are magic. You spend your days (probably your nights and mornings too) thinking about the tremendous opportunity that the digitization of business has either offered you, or how you are going to transform your business from where it is today into a more fully-cohesive tomorrow. This is the promise of digital. and it is the promise that it delivers. Mirum is no different. This is our mission. The gang of four. apple. brand.
  • SHERRILYNNE STARKIE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2016
    [Blog] Boosting Twitter ads reach
    Twitter is taking  promoted tweets to 500 million users, many of whom aren’t even logged into the social network, as part of a pilot program announced by Deepak Rao on the Twitter blog. It means that any user, whether he or she is logged in or not, who clicks on a link to a tweet via Google search will be served promoted and sponsored tweets right alongside organic ones. This huge expansion in advertising reach is part of the company’s drive to create more value for brands and, ultimately, to bring in more revenues. Featured Headline Marketing Twitter Content marketing
  • SHERRILYNNE STARKIE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2016
    [Blog] Is it an ad or an article? Going native!
    According to Contently’s blog, “Miracle-Gro saw a 30 per cent boost from its native ad, and Raymond James got an 11 per cent bump. People have a lot of trouble discerning between online native advertising and editorial content, according to a recent survey by Contently, the content marketing software company. On nearly every publication tested, respondents identified native advertising as an article. . The online survey included 509 adult men and women over 18 and was implemented by Research Now, a global consumer panel provider. Publishers will be interested in the data too.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2016
    [Blog] SEO Search Engine Optimisation - Social Media
    quick tip: You need to get your Site, Blog, Social Media Page on to being Indexed by Search Engines. We know that SEO means Search Engine Optimization. We also now that SEO is important for us to rank higher on Search Engines. This is a a process wherein you administer and focus on how you are going to bring your Page higher on chronological search of Google for instance. In this post we will consider on-page SEO techniques. The on-page SEO does not need you to know technology in depth, neither do you need to know the programming language / software script. Simple? Have a question?
  • DANNY BROWN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
    [Blog] The Emotional Punch of a Child’s Lost Tooth
    Pure Blogging life parentingA little before Christmas last year, our five year old son Ewan lost his first tooth. My wife noticed it being loose at first, and our son got super excited. One of his favourite shows is Paw Patrol , and there was an episode where one of the dogs – Chase – had a loose tooth. Ewan kept imitating Chase, wobbling his tooth, rolling his tongue around it, and it was fun to watch. However, we didn’t want it to come out while sleeping, so my wife did her magic and got it out. And it makes me just a little sad. We have two kids. Our kids will grow.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
    [Blog] Your Content Isn’t as Influential as You Think It Is
    The top answers in the study are peers and colleagues (30%), news publications and blogs (20%), and search engines (13%). According to the survey, 29% of marketing technology buyers say that all vendor content (including the website, blog, reports, and white papers) are very influential in their research. First, don’t get hung up on the fact that both the company website and the company blog were lumped into the same category. Use that to your advantage, and make sure there are clear connections between appropriate sections of the blog and the website. Time to Buy.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016
    [Blog] You and Your Online Friends
    Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. If you think about your friends — not the Facebook ones but the real offline friends who you talk to and see on a regular basis — they’re all the same. They mirror you socially, geographically, demographically, vocationally, politically, and intellectually. And the best of them are your clones. Because these weak and absent ties don’t mirror you and your strong ties aka besties, wouldn’t you welcome their insights? This applies to traditional networking and social media. Don’t be that person.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016
    [Blog] 3 Reasons why you ask Experts for advice
    Attitude behavior BlogI recently started swimming again, because my doctor recommended a low impact exercise. finally found a swimming pool near me that has reasonable monthly rates. On the first day I showed up with a pair of swimming trunks that’s great for an occasional swim or a beach party, but not very useful for exercise swimming. As I looked around at other swimmers, I saw what was working for them and decided to ask some questions. That situation made me think about how important it is to ask the experts for advice when you want to be successful at what you are doing. 1.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016
    [Blog] The Right Time is Now: 16 Gaps to Fix in Your Blog This Year
    Now that 2016 is almost into its second month you may be starting to get frantic if you have not seen an increase in your following through your blog. Described below are 16 things you can do to fix those gaps in your blog and get it where you really want it to be. The right time to improve your blog is now! Use idiomatic language that makes the tone of your blog sound comfortable and relaxed. That is far more inspiring than writing as if your blog was a cover letter for a job application. Not enough variety of media in your blog posts?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016
    [Blog] 7 Worst Mistakes That Are Eating Up Your Content Marketing Success
    Not Being Consistent: Whether you are writing up blog posts, uploading a fresh stream of videos, or promoting a new product, it has to be consistent! Choosing Only One Form of Content: Sharing inspirational blog posts is definitely a plus for content marketing, but since online visitors are particularly fond of diversity, it’s not always enough. Consequently, there is nothing wrong with giving your blog post or video a second or third round. Despite that, few organizations have it really figured out when it comes to content marketing. What could have gone wrong??
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016
    [Blog] 4 Ways to Find the Right Eyes for Your Amazing Content
    And posting your Mona Lisa to some random blog won’t automatically bring hoards of awestruck readers to your website who are dying to peruse your products and services. You’ve just created the Mona Lisa of content. It’s beautiful, it’s one of a kind, it has metaphors, it has puns, and you’ve proofread it 14 times. Now, where is everybody? Unfortunately, great content is worthless if nobody ever sees it. Companies should be thinking just as creatively about their distribution strategies as they are about their content strategies. If they don’t do that, they’ve failed.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016
    [Blog] How to Maximize Your Trade Show ROI
    He cites a powerful example from his own blog as to how personal stories can reach people in more powerful ways. Quotes From This Episode: “I have found anytime I tell real word experiences on my blog, it does very, very well as opposed to when I write—and I write these a lot—’Five Tips to This,’ ‘Ten Tips to That,’ ‘Here’s My Generic Advice on Doing X.’ David’s Blog. David’s Successful Blog Post: What My Wife and I Lost and Gained Running a Business Together. The Power of the Personal. That’s key.”
  • NAVOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016
    [Blog] 4 Reasons Why We Love Super Long Tail Informational Posts
    Between you, me, and the wall, a lot of our clients operate in boring industries. I’m talking about the kind of industries that don’t typically get a lot of media attention, aren’t particularly glamorous, and don’t naturally get a lot of blog subscribers. Instead of focusing on social shares or devoted blog subscribers, we publish in-depth resources that cover how furnaces impact indoor humidity in winter , which include information on atmospheric vs. sealed combustion furnaces, relative vs. absolutely humidity, and other causes of low indoor humidity in winter.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016
    [Blog] How to Steal the Next Billion Dollar Website Idea: A Case Study
    My blog post back in February of 2014 about the success of Viral Nova was one of the most popular ever on this site. If you can’t tell from my Inc ideas series , I’m constantly on the lookout for new ideas and inspiration to take my web projects (or even just my blog posts) to the next level. As I’m obsessed with cars (and equally depressed at their prices in Asia) I find myself reading a number of car blogs on a semi-regular basis. On the 15th of January 2008 the domain name Groupon.com went live for the first time. Disdus, an Indonesian daily deals site.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016
    [Blog] Taking Ownership of Online Trust Signals
    Carrie also blogs at Rock The Status Quo and leads one of the largest Twitter chats in our industry, #PRprochat. Guest Post by Carrie Morgan. Trust. It’s cumulative energy. Michelangelo painstakingly sculpted each individual hair on David’s head—each eyelash, each eyebrow hair, each strand in a curl—knowing that his care and attention to the thousands of small details added to the quality of the finished sculpture. Every dimple, carved line, and swoop of a tool mattered. The end result? work of art that captures our hearts and imaginations, even thousands of years later.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016
    [Blog] To blog or not to blog in the age of Medium
    —————– More and more, blogging feels like speaking into an unplugged mic. Back in the day, blogging was about words. You Just as quickly as we celebrated blogs and the internet for giving individuals the power to voice their ideas without having to be filtered or curated by mainstream media, it seems we’re right back where we started: individual voices being lost as the new mainstream media tell us what’s worth reading. The powers that be are telling us not to bother with our little blogs or websites anymore because…money.
  • DIGITAL DIVA  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [Blog] Wanderlust Wednesday: Paris, Marseille, Croatia, Copenhagen…and the UK
    It doesn’t have to all be about abroad though… Fizzy Peaches (I’m newly following her blog and I love it) has written a lovely post with ideas for a staycation in the UK. It’s been a while since I’ve done a Wanderlust Wednesday…! took a bit of a breather while we concentrated on the house move…but I’m feeling a bit more focussed on travel again now we’ve booked our next trip! Iceland here we come! Can’t wait, we had a great (very cheap) trip there early last year and we’re looking forward to going back to explore some more.
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [Blog] Lawyers: Should You Follow Your Clients In Social Media?
    for encouraging me to turn this conversation into a blog post. As an early adopter of social media and digital technology, she also helps firms with blogging, podcasts, video marketing and livestreaming. Last week, a friend asked if there was prevailing etiquette regarding attorneys following and connecting with general counsel and other clients in Social Media. But Really…Why Follow Them? The reason to follow, friend or connect with these people is that you want to know what they and their companies, and even their families if they post that, are up to. mean it! Lather.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [Blog] Why You Should Follow Me on Facebook
    enjoy sharing, I’m guessing you want to know the man behind the blog — or the guy behind sporadic Facebook updates. I’m guessing you’re curious to read what I find motivating, listen to my curated playlists, or watch those videos that make me smile and cry. I don’t know a better hose to share myself than on Facebook. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. It’s a misnomer that you need Facebook friends to be productive. When you visit me on Facebook , you will see three buttons on the right side of the screen. Follow me  today. Media
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [Blog] How to Create More Conversions From Your Content Through Call To Action
    ” You see, it’s not just about traffic problems to your blog or website. Be sure to stop by and grab a copy of my free 8,000+ word guide to guest blogging and become a fan on Facebook. Blogging Call to Action conversions Create Content“Download Free E-book. Sign Up Today. Claim Free Coupon. I’ve tried them all. But nothing seems to be working!” ” Is this you? Don’t feel disheartened. You have to understand that viewers today are more knowledgeable than ever. Let me help you. The Need to Create More Effective CTAs. Eye-catching designs.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [Blog] It’s Your Own Fault If You Get Pregnant By Having Sex in the Ear
    simple paragraph from a blog post, with a simple question at the end of it – but one that has so many connotations, and one we should all be asking of ourselves. Back when I still had cable, before cutting the cord and moving to Netflix, one of the shows I watched every week was Family Guy. Before moving to Canada in 2006, I’d never heard of it. But my wife-to-be (who was in Canada) kept raving about this show. When I eventually moved countries, we had a mini-marathon of Family Guy watching, and I was hooked. Our Quest for Acceptance Dulls Our Uniqueness. What do you do?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [Blog] How to Train 80,000 People to Use Social Video Effectively
    Coldwell Banker Real Estate : YouTube ,  Blog , Facebook , Pinterest , Twitter. Virtual Reality. Training a couple upstarts in the marketing department to add video to their cache of social tools is hard enough. But imagine trying to wrangle 80,000 employees spread across the country into embracing and utilizing video as a serious marketing tool and a crucial component of their social presence. Seems impossible, right? Wrong! Lindsay has the kind of success story that makes virtual fantasy a virtual reality. In This Episode. Why social marketing doesn’t mean just social media.
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Blog] It’s Official. You’re In Charge!
    As an early adopter of social media and digital technology, she also helps firms with blogging, podcasts, video marketing and livestreaming. It’s over. You You no longer have to wait for someone else to promote you. You’re officially in charge! Remember the days when you hoped a member of the media would pick up your story, your accomplishments, your firm name, your pro bono work, or some other worthy piece of information that showed what a decent person you were, and what a strong practice you had? To be honest, that day could have been yesterday. That’s over.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Blog] Hello 2016, Welcome Back Comments
    A year after disabling blog comments, I’m bringing them back. New to this blog are two plugins. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Blog News email pluginsAt the time, I removed commenting partially because more people were sharing posts on social media than taking the time to write a comment and also because it was unproductive to manage increased spam. Here’s that post , if curious. Postmatic, at its basics, is automatic email delivery of posts. Epoch  improves WordPress commenting. Confused? think you’ll like these and other changes.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Blog] What You Can Learn About Storytelling from Charity Water
    Related Stories Making a Murderer: Storytelling Substance Over Style Six Tips for a Blog Redesign The Minimalist Approach to Brand Storytelling. Bryan Adams argues that once you realize the power inherent in effective storytelling, you have the potential to revolutionize the way you recruit talent, develop your business, and shape the world. The post What You Can Learn About Storytelling from Charity Water appeared first on Spin Sucks.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016
    [Blog] Future Digital Marketing
    blogging. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. advertisingpodcast audio blog blogging bobpearson brand businessblog businessbook businesspodcast davidusher dell digitalmarketing digitalmarketingagency digitalmarketingblog google itunes jwalterthompson jwt leadershippodcast managementpodcast marketing marketingblog marketingcollege marketingpodcast mirum mirumagency mirumagencyblog mirumblog precommerce socialmedia storytizing syracusecenterforsocialcommerce w20group wppaudio. bob pearson.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016
    [Blog] Complaining About Social Media? You’re Part Of The Problem.
    How much energy have you wasted complaining about Facebook’s algorithm…and then gone ahead and posted your latest blog post or pictures of your dog? I think, after all my years on the web, I’ve reached a certain tipping point with whining. You get the idea. I’ve written about this before, but perhaps it’s time for a reminder, because I sure need to get this off my chest (again). This is all opt in. You choose who you follow, friend, or connect with. Unfollow that crap. Stop listening. It’s a self-fulfilling system. Remove them from your field of view.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016
    [Blog] Postmatic 2.0 Just Changed Blog Email Subscriptions and Comments Completely
    From encouraging more thoughtful engagement around blog posts , to making subscribing to email updates frictionless , Postmatic has continued to impress me with each new update. has essentially closed the case on the best commenting and subscription mix for your blog (at least, if it’s a self-hosted WordPress one). First, Postmatic uses the design template of your blog to pull in your typography, brand colours, and H1/H2 tags, to offer a cohesive experience for your subscriber. When a One Stop Solution Really Is. Currently in Beta, Postmatic 2.0 With a very big difference.
  • NOWSOURCING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016
    [Blog] Dedication: The Difference Between Good And Great
    Blog Featured dedication inspiration persistence weekly inspiration weekly wisdom Will SmithThe biggest difference between being good at something and being great is having some level of above-average ability with the pure dedication to persevere. If you want to be truly great, you need to put in the work. Like 1000% and you need to keep this intensity up over time! Dedication: The Difference Between Good and Great! If you want to be truly great, you need to put in the work. Like 1000% and you need to keep this intensity up over time!
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
    [Blog] AMA #ContentMarketing Workshop Coming to Chicago Mar 3-4 #Content
    Previous article written for the American Marketing Association’s Elevate blog: “Periscope is Ushering in the Coming Content Renaissance.”. I am proud to announce that, on March 3 and 4, 2016, I will be delivering an AMA Content Marketing workshop in Chicago. . It is still early in 2016, and your need to create or fine-tune a powerful Content Marketing Strategy is more important than ever.   This workshop includes key strategic elements from brainstorming and storytelling to content distribution, and team structure to ROI  —  in a highly interactive format.  link].
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
    [Blog] Why Content Experience Matters
    Uberflip Blog. Oracle Marketing Cloud Blog. Crafting a Nuanced Experience. This week’s episode of Content Pros is a special hosts only show with your favorite hosts, Chris Moody and Randy Frisch. After hearing Chris and Randy interviewing the top content marketers in the industry each week, it’s time to turn the microphone back on them and hear their own thoughts on a multitude of content marketing topics. Much of the episode centers around the big picture effect of content marketing, which is experience. How globalization affects your content strategy. Resources.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Blog] Free Search Engine Submission Get Your URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! - Social Media
    Are you wanting more people to visit your WebSite and Blog? With business going all out on Social Media it is time that you have a good understanding of Search Engines. Search Engine Optimization is one of the clear ways in which you do things On Page and Off Page so that you feature a little higher in searches. Apart from this you can have simple OnLine Submissions that do not cost anything. Just put your URL and that is it - you are set in the queue. Better to start now rather later. link] Are you looking for more Referrals under you? Add Your Site For FREE! Over 3.5
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Blog] How to Apply Neuroscience to Business, Teaching, and Storytelling
    Margie’s blog. Feed Your Brain Story. Margie Meacham teaches multinational corporations how to apply neuroscience to their learning processes to better connect with employees and customers. She turns teachers and business leaders alike into learning experts so that they can be more empowering in their fields, creating knowledgeable, enlightened, and enthusiastic leaders. But how does this intersect with impactful storytelling? She joins the Business of Story Podcast to share how to harness this true, innate genius. In This Episode. Why pictures are truly worth a thousand words.
  • DIGITAL DIVA  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Blog] House of Koko, Chapel Allerton
    I’ve been to House of Koko in Chapel Allerton a few times now and am finally getting around to blogging about it. For those that haven’t been yet, let me introduce you to this wonderful café/tea shop/kinda-restaurant. I don’t really know how to categorise the place really…they call themselves an independent tea shop, but they aren’t your average café. No siree, this place serves food on a much higher level than the mediocre sandwiches and muffins usually seen at a local caff. haven’t tried a meat or seafood platter yet, but they do look good.
  • NOWSOURCING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
    [Blog] Do You Remember When You Were First Creative?
    Blog Featured childhood creativity creative process creativity ideation inspirationPablo Picasso once said “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ” Do you remember what it was like to feel creative? Before it got ruined out of you? In my most recent Facebook Live video I visit a place where I remember being creative and call on you to remember that place from your own past. Do You Remember When You Were First Creative? Posted by Brian Wallace on Monday, January 18, 2016. When and where were you first creative?
  • FEVER BEE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
    [Blog] Million Dollar Engagement Stories
    His Facebook page is empty. I don’t think he’s ever written a blog post (I doubt he reads many neither). Can you even imagine trying to engage this audience via blogs, Facebook, Pinterest and eBooks? A friend of mine earns $215k every year doing digital engagement. He hasn’t updated his Twitter account in 7 months. He doesn’t participate in Facebook groups or attend industry events. I can’t see any visible output of his company’s engagement efforts. His company’s Facebook page has just under 600 fans and syndicates news content from the site. There’s no public community.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
    [Blog] 4 ways social media is going to help your blog grow
    Optimizing your website or blog for the search engines is undeniably the easiest way to get noticed by other people using the internet like you. These are humongous numbers and were they to be transferred to your website or blog then definitely you are going to be at the top of those search engines. Picture this scenario: you have posted some really good article on your blog about terrorist attacks or the latest gossip on what Taylor Swift is planning to do. Social media is here to stay. The things that you can do with in social media are just so many nowadays. Conclusion.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
    [Blog] Is CES More Important To Marketers Than Cannes?
    long-time friend (and one of the main inspirations behind the Six Pixels of Separation blog and podcast), we've decided to hold semi-regular conversations, debates and back-and-forths that will dive a little deeper into the digital marketing and advertising landscape. blogging. marketing blog. Episode #497 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Joseph Jaffe is widely regarded as one of the top marketing bloggers ( Jaffe Juice ) and podcasters (both Jaffe Juice in audio and Jaffe Juice TV in video). Enjoy the conversation.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
    [Blog] The 3 Social Media Rules for Death and Tragedy
    My friend Douglas Karr writes the excellent Marketing Tech Blog and was particularly aggrieved by my “brands shouldn’t be paying tribute to Bowie” stance, and we got into a bit of a kerfuffle about it: Combined with Paris and other recent events, this exchange with Doug and the whole Bowie scenario got me thinking about social media, and death, and tragedy. Image via Unsplash. The most egregious was this hastily-deleted tweet from Crocs, which somehow managed to accrue more than 100 retweets and three dozen likes before being pulled. Louis. Louis by most people).
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
    [Blog] Brilliant Content Starts Here
    Blog Post Writing Content Marketing Creation Social MediaI have an another full-time job that most people don’t know about. I’m the Executive Pastor of my church – Monroe Nazarene. work 8 or so hours with Pushing Social clients, have dinner, hangout and recharge, and work another 4-5 hours as a Pastor. My job as a pastor has taught me to always […].
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
    [Blog] 47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts
    “Philosophically, it is important that Snapchat is a platform built for people and not for brands,” Snapchat’s CEO, Evan Spiegel, has stated. ( V3B Blog ). LinkedIn came in second place with 21%, followed by Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus. ( V3B Blog ). Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. 70% of the U.S. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 billion last year to 2.5 billion by 2018.
  • NET-SAVVY EXECUTIVE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Blog] My Language-Learning Toolbox
    follow a lot of industry blogs from all over the world, and it's nice to give Google Translate a break sometimes. Be sure to check out the web sites ( FF , Fi3M ) for more resources, as everyone playing in this space tends to share their own lists and have a blog. In the last year or two, I've rekindled an interest in learning languages. In the process, I've discovered an amazing variety of resources that weren't around when I was taking classes in school. Lesson one: there is such a thing. His resources page is the first of several worth exploring. Try ’em all.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Blog] Using Digital PR to Top up Your Sales Funnel
    Online visibility so that people looking for solutions find your website, blog and other content (SEO). Blog posts. The two goals every company has are increase sales and reduce costs. Increasing sales depends on a consistent flow of people interested in your product or service.  In the past the sales funnel was fairly straightforward – get qualified leads, and convert them to customers. The Internet changed that.  Monitoring online conversations and content to gauge brand awareness. Filling in the gaps with relevant content. Developing a brand story. Media coverage.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Blog] Using Digital PR to Top up Your Sales Funnel
    Online visibility so that people looking for solutions find your website, blog and other content (SEO). Blog posts. The two goals every company has are increase sales and reduce costs. Increasing sales depends on a consistent flow of people interested in your product or service.  In the past the sales funnel was fairly straightforward – get qualified leads, and convert them to customers. The Internet changed that.  Monitoring online conversations and content to gauge brand awareness. Filling in the gaps with relevant content. Developing a brand story. Media coverage.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Blog] Using Digital PR to Top up Your Sales Funnel
    Online visibility so that people looking for solutions find your website, blog and other content (SEO). Blog posts. The two goals every company has are increase sales and reduce costs. Increasing sales depends on a consistent flow of people interested in your product or service.  In the past the sales funnel was fairly straightforward – get qualified leads, and convert them to customers. The Internet changed that.  Monitoring online conversations and content to gauge brand awareness. Filling in the gaps with relevant content. Developing a brand story. Media coverage.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Blog] Does E-mail Marketing or Blogging Produce More Results
    You don’t have to search hard for people online these days who talk about the difficulty of reaching your core audience with blog content. And the author is talking specifically about social media, but many book authors (and business owners) write blog posts then share the through social media as a part of their overall marketing strategy, so I’m going to lump blogging and social media here into one heap. Does Blogging/Social Media Work? “How do I build a platform and make money with my blog?” Blogging Versus E-mail.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Blog] 5 Lessons from 1 Million Views on SlideShare
    If you’re interested in learning how to create SlideShare presentations that generate thousands of views and downloads, this will be one of the best blog posts you’ll ever read. You may have encountered them while watching TV or reading a popular blog. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Two years ago, I set out on a mission to uncover insights that would allow me to unlock the power of SlideShare marketing. started out with very little knowledge of what worked well, and my only presentation was one created back in 2012. built it from scratch. What does that mean? It
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Blog] 60 Steps for Your Content Writing Checklist
    You’ve posted it to your blog, and you haven’t forgotten to share it with other relevant websites. 2. The first thing everyone finds out about me is that I love lists and checklists. Shopping Shopping lists, to-do lists, reading lists—I am always thrilled to make them. It’d be a shame if I didn’t have a detailed checklist for my #1 activity: content writing. For all my industry peers who face the daily challenge of keeping in mind all aspects of content creation, this list breaks down a content marketing process step-by-step. I bet you know all of them. Body. 5.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Blog] How to Eliminate Obstacles to Engagement and Retention: Call to Action
    This is the title of a 2010 HBR blog by Matthew Dixon, Karen Freeman, and Nicholas Toman. We are inviting a small number of Association and other leaders , interested in increasing member and stakeholder retention, engagement and growth, to participate in a short discovery project that will apply lean start up principles to identify obstacles and solutions. Stop Trying to Delight Your Customers. According to a survey of 75,000 people, coupled with selected interviews, conducted by the Corporate Executive Board, “delighting customers doesn’t build loyalty.”  In Call to Action .
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Blog] Spin Sucks is Making the Switch to Postmatic
    Danny Brown shares his experience with Postmatic, the blog engagement solution he uses for his own blog, and why he thinks Postmatic is the perfect solution for Spin Sucks. Blog Social Media audience engagement blog engagement solution blogging tips comment plugin email email engagement email mindset livefyre postmaticThe post Spin Sucks is Making the Switch to Postmatic appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories How to Build a Community that Thrives Gin and Topics: The Five Second Rule The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laura Petrolino on Video.
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