SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
[Blog] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Alina Kelly
You can find her work on their YouTube channel , blog, and on Twitter and Facebook. By Gini Dietrich. Nearly two years to the day, I met Alina Kelly while she was in Chicago for a conference (and shopping, but that’s supposed to go unmentioned). We had dinner and had a lovely time regaling one another with stories of broken bones as grown women. Since then, she’s become a friend and someone on my “must see” list when I’m in Toronto. Allow me to please introduce her to you through the Spin Sucks Inquisition. What do I regret the most? Totally.
SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING | FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
[Blog] When Was The Last Time You 'Listened' To Your Audience? - Social Media
When Was The Last Time You 'Listened' To Your Audience? I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional, Blog Article Writing, OnLine Research And Also Help People With The Knowledge Of Internet To Earn Money Via The Online World
ABSOLUTE PA | THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
[Blog] Breaking Bad Habits: We did with iDoneThis
Read this blog on how I use Slack with my team: How I increased productivity by slacking off. Going from working solo to hiring your first team member is a big day in your entrepreneurial life. It feels like a big leap. Suddenly, you’re responsible for someone else in your biz. And, all your worky quirks are visible for someone else to see. Of course, the benefits outweigh the negatives: it pushes you to work smarter and grow your bottom line. By taking the time-consuming stuff off yer plate you’re left with more space for income-driven tasks – yipeeee! Eeeek. Over to you.
SOCMED SEAN | THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
[Blog] One Suprising Way To Skyrocket Your Profile Views On LinkedIn
Still others (including the authors of the LinkedIn Sales blog ) argue that stuffing your profile with keywords is a practice best avoided. Having worked in social media and digital marketing for quite a while now , I often get asked questions by my clients about gaining more Twitter followers , attracting new Facebook fans or generating more subscribes to a YouTube channel. From a personal perspective, however, the question I hear a lot when it comes to career grow relates to generating more profile views on LinkedIn. It’s simple… just leave your job. Cheers! –Sean.
SPIN SUCKS | THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
[Blog] Six Killer Employment Brand Strategies for Your Business
Give your workers a platform on social media, videos, and blogs. By Carol Scott. You’ve read the research and heard the buzz. We all know it: Killer employment branding is the wave of future. I t’s what you need to increase recruitment, find the highest-quality candidates, and even increase your profits. Employment Brand Strategies for Your Business. But…how do you make it happen? If you haven’t got much farther than spiffing up the HR section of your website, you’re not alone. However, today’s markets demand a much more proactive approach. Feeling stymied? Do Your Research. Scary?
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
[Blog] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately
The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog, Attracting Readers, and Making Money // The Penny Hoarder. description of those foundational things you really need to get your blog running as fast as you can – but also a few tips for us old fogeys like great places to find images, finding readers, SEO and more. have seen some very clever versions of this lately, and I’m left wondering how I could make it work for my own blog. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately. Blog News
KIKOLANI | THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
[Blog] 9 Productivity-Boosting Gmail Tools (That Are Actually Useful)
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. BloggingImagine you’re composing an email and you have to explain to someone what website to go to, what to click on, and what to look at before they can give you feedback. You also have to attach a file – but wait – the you get an error saying that the attachment exceeds the file size limit. And while some were helpful, I didn’t use them that often. But now I can say I’ve found my perfect toolkit (at least for now) that can make you more efficient in email.
DIGITAL DIVA | THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
[Blog] Bettys Champagne Afternoon Tea in Harrogate
I’d like to say thank you to Bettys for treating Jenni ( Blog By LittleOne ) and myself to a Bettys Champagne Afternoon Tea in Harrogate the other weekend. We popped along to review their new ‘Lady Afternoon Tea’ on a sunny Saturday and it was just lovely. If you have a little celebration coming up or just fancy a girls day out, then this is a fab way to spend the day! The idea soon spread throughout fashionable society and here we are today! We caught the bus over from Chapel Allerton in North Leeds to Harrogate. Really easy with the No. Lovely. Savoury Selection.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
[Blog] 5 Key Blogging Concepts to Advance Your Content Marketing Strategy
I’m sure you’ve noticed the extraordinary rise of blogging. In fact, did you know that every minute of the day there are an average of 347 new WordPress blog posts that are published! As challenging as it may seem, there are plenty of straightforward steps that you can follow to make the most out of your blog content. To get you started, here are 5 critical concepts for you to learn building your blog’s reach. 1. Blog Content Should Be Made For Sharing. How will people find your content? Know Where to Share. Build Relationships with Influencers. Conclusion.
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
[Blog] How Scarcity Impacts your Work
Blog businessCourtesy of Pixabay. In Scarcity , the authors make an interesting distinction between urgent work and important work. Urgent work is work that needs to be done because you’ve hit a deadline, while important is work that is high priority but may not have a deadline. Unfortunately, the authors note, that urgent work typically supercedes important work, because of the sense of scarcity that develops when the urgent work is being done in a time crunch. The downside of this, aside from the stress, is that it creates a cycle of such behavior.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
[Blog] The Many Faces of Internet Marketing
Blogging took off like a rocket followed by social networking and video marketing. You’ll likely find a few forums where athletes meet to discuss their interests, but you’ll also likely find a few blogs where this occurs naturally. You may find different members of your audience at different forums and reading different blogs. Soccer players, for instance, won’t be interested in golf blogs (unless they also play golf). Small Business Internet Marketing blogging internet marketing marketing channels website trafficYahoo!
SPIN SUCKS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
[Blog] Why Most Local Social Media Management Fails
Related Stories Five Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog Gin and Topics: A Bad Lip Reading Phenomenon The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Ken Jacobs. By Stefanie Daneau. If you are like most local businesses, you must understand the importance of your social network. It’s similar to your business network, but online instead of a monthly networking event. As social media continues to grow and more and more businesses are taking part, it still shocks me when I see these major failures time and time again. Right? Identify Your Target Audience. Who are your customers? Where do they live?
PUSHING SOCIAL | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
[Blog] Should You Still Use Google+ to Promote Your Blog Posts?
Blog Marketing blog blogging Content Marketing Social MediaI want Google+ to succeed. As a marketer, I want more options for reaching my audience. Google+ was positioned as a Facebook and Twitter alternative and I eagerly set-up my profile page and began piling up the ‘Plus Ones (+1)” I was in good company. Chris Brogan, Guy Kawasaki, Martin Shervington, and Ryan Hanley, all excellent marketers and thought leaders invested time and energy into demystifying Google+ for the rest of us. Listen to our opinions here: Get the show notes here. Have a Question?
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
[Blog] 10 Ways To Stay Productive as a Work-at-Home Blogger
Whether you write just one blog or you ghost write for 20, there are several tools you can use to stay organized both on the computer and off. Further Reading: 5 Ways to Make Your Blogging Life Easier. Productive blogging takes practice and a series of trial and error, but once you figure it out, the freer lifestyle is worthwhile. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton. Working from home sounds like a pretty cushy job. However, that list of things can often make it difficult to accomplish your work. Find Your Groove.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
[Blog] Fresh Ideas for Staffing Your Hard-to-Fill Skilled Trade Jobs
Today, we have a guest blog from Area Temps on new ways to staff hard-to-fill positions in the skilled trade industry. This post originally appears here on Area Temps blog. The job market is tight, and you have several unfilled openings for hard-to-find candidates, causing your company to lose production unless you pay overtime to your current staff. You’re not alone. According to a recent Boston Consulting Group report, by 2020, there will be a shortage of 875,000 machinists, welders, maintenance technicians and industrial engineers. Let’s explore why. Reason #1 – Flexibility.
SOCIALFISH | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
[Blog] Association Social Media: Kelli Windsor, Food Marketing Institute
oversee our digital communications strategy including social media, our blog , newsletter and website content. This includes using a blog and news app to talk about industry issues and trends and Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn to amplify and share this content and other relevant content. Next, I set up our social media posts for the day using Hootsuite based on our blog posts, news items and any campaigns we have at the moment. I’ll check this periodically throughout the day to retweet, like or respond. Second, we use social media to engage with the food retail industry.
SPIN SUCKS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
[Blog] Three Ways to Invest in Yourself through Learning
Laura’s blog post earlier this week recommended the same thing: Find a mentor. Read blogs (this very one right here tests things all the time to give you a head start on the trends of the PR industry). By Gini Dietrich. Earlier this week, Laura Petrolino wrote about the importance of professional development and keeping your skills fresh through ongoing learning. personally think it was her not-so-subtle way of suggesting we need Spin Sucks Trapper Keepers, but she had a great point. It may be a course on Coursera or Lynda. She doesn’t need to keep learning. For sure!
SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING | TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
[Blog] It's All About How Well You Do It - Social Media
How Well You Do It I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional, Blog Article Writing, OnLine Research And Also Help People With The Knowledge Of Internet To Earn Money Via The Online World
PROBLOGGER | TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
[Blog] How One Couple Drastically Changed Their Life by Blogging
secured an unpaid contributorship with The Huffington Post, got some samples by guest posting elsewhere and started my own blog. My income grew month-over-month and I figured out I really enjoyed this world of freelance. I had blogged socially for years, but this was the first time I was treating blogging like a business and reaping the financial rewards. Blogging changed our life. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. How One Couple Drastically Changed Their Life by Blogging. This is a guest contribution from Gina Horkey. And the provider was great!
KIKOLANI | TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
[Blog] Why Blogging can be a Ridiculous Waste of Time
I often get asked, “Do you make money from blogging?” No one pays me for creating blog posts for my own sites. But, if I DIDN’T blog, no one would know who the heck I was. Blogging is a way to get in front of the right people who are eager to read what you share. Is Blogging A Complete Waste of Time? Some people think blogging is a ridiculous waste of time. It’s no secret that there are many pros and cons to blogging. Blogging Benefits. Blogging Pitfalls. There are an equal amount of cons to blogging.
PUSHING SOCIAL | TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
[Blog] 15 Essential Blog Growth Tools and Checklists
We’ve written over 1,100 blog posts for Pushing Social and our clients. The Content Toolbox – The Best Blogging and Content Marketing Tools We’ve collected all of our tools and placed them in a private area called The Content Toolbox. We’ve learned much along the way. Whenever I’ve faced a challenge I’ve opened Evernote and created a checklist or outlined how I would solve it. Over the last three years, these quick guides have been incorporated into day-to-day processes. guess you could say that they are a key ingredient in our success. Social Media
DANNY BROWN | TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
[Blog] My Social Media Story: How Blogging Saved My Life
My Blog Kept Me Sane. When I first got back to blogging, I did so under a different name because my ex-boyfriend was stalking me online. Each day, I either used a friend’s laptop or went to the public library to go on Facebook and my blog to see how people were doing. Being on that blog allowed me to let those feelings out. The love and support I experienced on my Facebook and my blog kept me afloat more days than I can tell you. Part of what I wanted to do with my blog was give others hope that they can get out of these situations that seem impossible.
KIKOLANI | MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
[Blog] Writing for Effect: How to Create Exciting Blog Copy
Whether you are writing about HR outsourcing by CIPHR or the latest line in noir doormats is irrelevant, there’s humor almost everywhere and humor can make a blog post sing. You're reading Writing for Effect: How to Create Exciting Blog Copy , originally posted on Kikolani and copyrighted by Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger. 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. BloggingAt the heart of every great website you will find great content. Content can be: Text. Images. Videos.
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
[Blog] Take Advantage of the Beauty of Social Media
Beauty Blogs. In order to get the most up to date beauty advice and tips, you should consider following beauty industry blogs. Beauty blogs are a great resource for finding reviews on certain cosmetic products and expert opinions on new looks. Most beauty blogs also let you leave comments and create an ongoing beauty discussion. If you’re in search of helpful beauty tips to add to your daily routine, there’s no better place to look than social media. Choosing the right shade of lipstick or blush can become a system of trial and error. Application Tips.
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
[Blog] Five Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog
You’ve talked to enough marketing gurus and experts to know blogging can be a powerful way to expand your online presence and communicate thought leadership. So you upgrade your website, include a WordPress blog, post a few recent news releases and articles, and…Nothing. Five Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog. Here are five reasons people aren’t reading your blog. Today everyone wants to find out information as quickly as possible, and, if they are reading a blog, they are typically looking for a quick answer to a specific question. Zilch.
SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING | MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
[Blog] Have An Opinion In Social Media
Have An Opinion In Social Media I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional, Blog Article Writing, OnLine Research And Also Help People With The Knowledge Of Internet To Earn Money Via The Online World HERE ARE COUPLE OF LINKS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AND ONLINE EARNING QUICK REFERENCE: 1. Please Visit Blog: Social Media Network OnLine: [link KeyResources FOR BRANDS AND BUSINESS TO GET MAXIMUM EXPOSURE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND #KeyResources FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO EARN ONLINE FROM HOME REGISTRATION IS FREE [link] 2. Social Media TSU AM HERE: https://www.tsu.co/PervaraKapadia
TWIST IMAGE | MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
[Blog] Louder Than Words. Finding Your Brand Voice
blogging. marketing blog. advertisingawards advertisingpodcast audio blog blogging brand businessbook businesspodcast davidusher dieempty digitalmarketing facebook google itunes jwalterthompson louderthanwords marketingblog marketingpodcast mirum mirumagency sxsx theaccidentalcreative toddhenry twitter wpp Episode #476 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. won't miss a beat when asked what the best book title is when it comes to creativity. Todd Henry called his second book, Die Empty. The reason? audio. brand.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
[Blog] Why Data Driven Content Fails Alone
There are many, many useful methods of telling stories that have been discussed, and as many ideas out there (this one 2014 post features 200+ blog article approaches ) as there are distribution methods: Some use an advertising approach, using imagery to tell, and words to compel (Think General Electric ). Have you read any recent content marketing articles? Today’s articles feature shiny objects to distribute content through (hi, Snapchat and Periscope) and platitudes about impact. Largely trend pieces with statistics, they fail to help marketers grow and become better. Stories.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
[Blog] Monday Roundup: Best Practices for Social Media Metrics
There’s a difference between knowing what the stats mean and knowing which stats are meaningful,” writes Kevan Lee for Buffer’s blog. If you want to compete in today’s fast paced business environment, you have to be social. But just simply being active on Twitter, Facebook, and all the rest is never enough. How can you track your social media efforts to ensure that your strategy is up to par? This week’s roundup introduces you to some best practices for social media metrics. 1. 5 Social Media Metrics You Can Stop Tracking Yesterday. ” 2. ” 5.
SOCIALFISH | MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
[Blog] A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits
Social media shouldn’t be out there alone; it should be integrated and aligned with your strategic goals and target audiences,” said Beth Kanter , Nonprofit Consultant and Author of Beth’s Blog , one of the longest running and most popular blogs about nonprofits and social media. Consider how you will connect your organization’s social media efforts to your website and blog, email marketing, event promotions and any other content you share online. 2. Nancy Schwartz’s blog has a helpful step-by-step guide to creating personas. 4. Retaining donors. Acquiring donors.
MYRLAND MARKETING | SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015
[Blog] Myrland Marketing Motivation: Be That One
As an early adopter of digital technology, she also helps firms with blogging, podcasts, video marketing and livestreaming. Myrland Marketing Motivation, A Little Virtual Encouragement To Start Your Week. More Motivation Than Marketing. It’s A Monday Kind Of Thing! Was there a time in your life when you were an underdog…when you were the one who needed help…when you were the one who didn’t quite know what the next step should be…and you felt awkward, shy or silly asking? She is a frequent LinkedIn and Twitter trainer, as well as a content marketing specialist.
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015
[Blog] How to Drive Traffic to Your Blog Through Your Archived Material on Facebook
love discovering systems that work in the background so you can focus on your blog. And while much has been said about Facebook’s diminishing reach, it still stands as the best platform to find and gather a purposeful audience and promote a blog. This is about embedding videos from your Facebook page on your blog. After showing you how to do it, I’ll describe the power with it for promoting your blog and gaining leads. Beyond that there’s a few details to generate more traction both on your videos on your blog. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
TWIST IMAGE | SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2015
[Blog] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #270
Stuff for clients, for this blog, articles I want to write, projects I want Mirum to launch, book ideas taking fruition. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another: The Ballad of Johnny France - Esquire. Esquire 's archives are online, sometimes. This one's a doozy, by Richard Ben Kramer. Thus began a months-long search led by a rodeoman-turned-sheriff named Johnny France. Then it was a machine which did what we told it. Alistair for Mitch). amazon.
SOCIALNOMICS | FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
[Blog] Today’s Biz and Buzz
SOCIALNOMICS | FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
[Blog] Social Networking Can Bank a Better Future
Many of the well-known money advice companies offer great advice through their blogs and websites. When you are searching online, check out some of these companies and their blogs: • AARP – This one is a given. Along with reading informative websites and blogs, don’t hesitate to utilize social media , from Twitter to YouTube to get even more current, relevant information to help in your planning. It can be difficult to live off of a limited income when you are retired. After all, you’re trying to save, right? Cash-in on Social Media. Opening a New Chapter.
NOWSOURCING | FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
[Blog] Sacrifice: the Untold Taboo of Entrepreneurs
Chances are you are so blessed in ways that you take for granted. If you’re able to read this blog post, you are among the 50% of the world even has Internet and are at least semi-literate in English. Blog Featured entrepreneur hustle sacrificeAre you willing to do what others wouldn’t ever consider? Being an entrepreneur isn’t as easy and glamorous as it looks. Why do you want to be an entrepreneur? You want the fame? Not good enough. You want to be rich? That’s empty. You’re smart? That’s nice. Want to be your own boss? Peter Shankman did.
YMARKETINGMATTERS | FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
[Blog] Improve Your Marketing With Hashtags
Sign up HERE to get my blogs directly to your inbox! Blog Marketing Social Media for Business Social Media Marketing Facebook Facebook for business Facebook posting marketing for small businessHashtags are such a prominent part of online culture today that it’s rare to find anyone who doesn’t know what they are. Yet Yet even as most people have come to know what they are, many people still don’t understand how to use hashtags to improve marketing for their business. The proliferation of hashtags is truly incredible. makes your own content discoverable. You can use them anywhere.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
[Blog] 4 Ways to Generate More Leads Through Social Media
Post snippets of your e-book on your Facebook page and LinkedIn Pulse blog–just long enough to be blog posts–and drive people back to your landing page for the e-book. Start a Pinterest Blog - Pinterest is a highly visual platform. Write Killer Blog Posts and Share Them - I don’t care want anybody says, writing regularly to your blog and sharing your posts on social media is still one of the biggest drivers of traffic. Offer something for your readers when they land on your blog. Strategy is everything. Even Pinterest.
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY | FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
[Blog] More Than a Stepping Stone – the Mid-Size City Becomes a PR Career Destination
This post originally appeared on the PRSA Pittsburgh blog. Image used under Creative Commons license. Take a look at the social media feeds for the media in any mid-size city around the country and you’ll see a ton of listicles , articles , and hype videos talking up their hometown. Thanks to the seemingly endless demand for new content, hometown pride is stronger than ever before. And based on my newsfeed, Pittsburghers seem to love their lists more than most. That to really have a PR career, they have to move to New York or Chicago or LA. Can you expand on that at all? And we love it.
DANNY WHATMOUGH | FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
[Blog] ICYMI – Slack, Facebook Notes and Google Hangouts
Facebook relaunches Notes , turns towards blogging. Here’s my weekly round-up of things you need to know and might have missed this last week in the world of digital PR and social media. Want this in your inbox each week? Subscribe here. Slack integrates email. Twitter removes 140 character limit for direct messages. Google Hangouts gets its own site. Google is testing promoted video ads in search. The Twitter Publisher Network becomes the Twitter Audience Platform. Swarm adds leaderboards. Image credit. icymi
SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING | FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
[Blog] Emotions - Social Media
Emotions I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional, Blog Article Writing, OnLine Research And Also Help People With The Knowledge Of Internet To Earn Money Via The Online World
SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING | FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
[Blog] It Is The Dis-similarity Which Will Get You Ahead - Social Media
It Is The Dis-similarity Which Will Get You Ahead I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional, Blog Article Writing, OnLine Research And Also Help People With The Knowledge Of Internet To Earn Money Via The Online World
SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING | FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
[Blog] Brand Is What People Tell Each Other - Social Media
Brand Is What People Tell Each Other I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional, Blog Article Writing, OnLine Research And Also Help People With The Knowledge Of Internet To Earn Money Via The Online World
SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
[Blog] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Ken Jacobs
Well, except on his blog because he hasn’t posted there since June, even though he promised me he was going to blog weekly this year. By Gini Dietrich. A few years ago, I was sitting in the hotel lobby in New Orleans, having coffee with Ken Jacobs. He says, “I have your Christmas gift.” ” (Mind you, this was May and we had never before exchanged gifts so I’ll admit I was a little panicked. I had nothing for him.). Both perfect photos for Ken’s Hanukkah gift this year. He makes me laugh so hard, I have had asthma attacks. In all his glory.
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
[Blog] The Biggest Lesson I Learned About Building a Profitable Blog in 2015
Episode 38 of the ProBlogger podcast is focused on something I’ve learned in the course of the past year that I think has the potential to transform not only your blogging, but many areas of your life. talked about it at the ProBlogger event a few weeks ago now in my opening keynote – an unexpected topic perhaps, but one that I think is so useful as the foundation of everything, including building a profitable blog. ” Not your blog, not your business, but you ? hope it helps you set a solid foundation from which your blogs and online endeavours can grow.
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
[Blog] Grow Traffic to Your Blog Through Guest Posting and Creating Content for Other Blogs, Forums, Media and Events
To get you up to speed, you can find the first four here: Two Questions to Ask to Help You Find Readers for Your Blog. Two Types of Content to Help You Find Readers for Your Blog. Turn Blog Surfers into Loyal Readers by Building a Sticky Blog. Find Readers for Your Blog Through Commenting and Relationships. One of the best ways that you can showcase the kind of value that you’re able to deliver to people on your blog is to create that kind of content for other destinations on the web. Here’s How to Find the Best Blogs. Blog Promotion
SOCIALNOMICS | THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
[Blog] 3 Social Media Books that Will Help Your Online Marketing Efforts
If you don’t know what a tweet is or what to blog about, or have neither the time nor the patience to go through volumes of copy and are in a hurry to get something done fast on the internet, this book is for you. Looking to kick-start your social media efforts for your business ? Do you need a road map to find your way around or a manual that tells you exactly how to get to where you’re going and succeed at what you’re doing? Let’s take a look at some of the top rated Amazon bestsellers on social media marketing and how they might be helpful: 1.
NOWSOURCING | THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
[Blog] What a Journalist Learned by Interning for the “Dark Side”
Blog Featured corporate communication flack intern interns internship journalismThis summer I made the move from the newsroom to the conference room. My entire career (because I am recent college graduate/child) revolved around finding stories then fighting tooth-and-nail with more experienced people over a punctuation mark I demanded. Individualism is valued in the industry and instilled at my journalism school—as well as pity for writers “forced” into the “Dark Side,” trapped in the Public Relations and Marketing sphere. As it turns out, Nowsourcing is the polar opposite.
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
[Blog] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately
For now though, let’s check out blog news: Three Reasons Why You Should Take Snapchat Seriously // Hootsuite. I’m the first to admit I let Snapchat fall by the wayside years ago. And will blogs be next? know Facebook is the number-one referrer for a lot of blogs – what lessons can we learn from it? Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately. The post Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately appeared first on @ProBlogger. Blog News GeneralHere we are again!
PUSHING SOCIAL | THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
[Blog] You Must Have These 10 Keys for Successful Lead Generation Blogging
I think you will agree that growing sales with blogging is getting harder. Blogging works. Blogging is cost-effective. Blogging pays long-term dividends. But, successful business blogging is a tough nut to crack. The good news is that you can solve the business blogging riddle. You can generate high-quality leads by making simple tweaks to your blogging strategy. You just need to take a step back and approach blogging from a different angle. Use These 10 Elements to Boost Your Blog’s Lead Generation Power 1. Social Media
DANNY BROWN | THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
[Blog] So, Seemingly, Google Thinks I’m Dead
But aren’t all those experiences we feel are too dull to tackle in a blog post what life is really about? This is why I am taken with the concept of pure blogging. Pure Blogging At Its Heart. To me, pure blogging is all about creative freedom. In the end, we blog to tell our truths. Pure blogging doesn’t always mean pondering the big stuff (although it can). Why, you blog about it of course! The post So, Seemingly, Google Thinks I’m Dead appeared first on Pure Blogging Life is nothing, it seemed to say. Or funny. Or infuriating.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS | THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
[Blog] 4 Tips for B2B Social Media Success
Today we have a guest blog post from Stacy Combest, Marketing Team Leader at WTWH Media. It’s no secret that social media has become the major player in marketing, but with all the hype, there are still companies not ready to step up to the plate. In the beginning, business-to-consumer companies were reaping all the benefits of social media. Consumers were attracted to the informality of engaging with their favorite brands one on one. However, recently business-to-business companies have started to pay attention to the benefits of using social media. Tip 1: Lists are key for success.
ABSOLUTE PA | THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
[Blog] 4 ways to say YES YES YES to your biz
Check out this blog on setting boundaries in your biz: “Why open all hours is killing your biz”. I was chatting with a dear friend recently who runs her own biz here in Ibiza. She’s smart, creative, has plenty of ideas, full of entrepreneurial spirit, and dreams of being hugely successful. My pal’s been working her tail off. It’s the summer season here and as Ibiza’s main commodity is tourism the islanders go into overdrive, literally making hay dough while the sun shines. My friend feels she can’t say NO when the work shows up. She thinks she has to take it. My now tail-less friend?
PUSHING SOCIAL | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015
[Blog] Should You Hire a Blog Writer?
Thinking about hiring a blog writer? Hiring a blog writer, a taboo a few years ago, is now common, even critical task. Today’s competition for reader attention demands a high-volume, high-quality blog posting schedule. At first, it may seem that hiring a writer is unnecessary, but blog post writing is demanding. Just take a look through most company blogs, littered with half-backed, and sporadic posts and you can see that blogging isn’t as easy or quick as some claim. Need a Blog Writer? Blog Post Writing Blog Strategy
JASON YORMARK | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015
[Blog] 2015 Macbook Review
If you’ve read my blog for any period of time, it’s no secret I’m a fan of Apple. Despite my love for the majority of their products, I’m not without an ability to point out when they fail (Apple Music…eck). But once again I’m blown away by the technical achievement of their latest offering, the new Macbook. For the past few years I’ve worked on a Macbook Pro, and loved every minute of it. The build quality and user experience was second to none, and I rarely if ever had any downtime or crashes. find the whole argument tired and pointless. Check.
PROACTIVE REPORT | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015
[Blog] 3 Reasons to Improve your Visual Literacy
Including a good original image in a blog post or article can boost your visits and views by as much as 94%. Mouse over the image. Watch and read all the added content on this image. What exactly is visual literacy? Visual literacy is the ability to see, to understand, and ultimately to think, create, and communicate graphic ally. Visual literacy is more than a skill, it’s a form of critical thinking that enhances your intellectual capacity. Brian Kennedy TEDx talk. Here are three reasons why anyone in marketing or PR should improve their visual literacy skills. Tech.co ).
SPIN SUCKS | TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
[Blog] The Customer is Always…. (Fill in The Blank)
They might ask for a news release when what they really want is blog post. (Side By Aly Saxe. I’ve not made any qualms about what my experience has been like since I went from running an agency to being the client of a handful of them. I’m probably the worst client ever. Every interaction I have with an agency I hold to the measuring stick of how I ran my PR agency, and then I get all control-freaky on some poor junior account executive. And, um… I just got fired by one of the marketing agencies we work with. I was THAT client. And yes, we work with several. Customer Service in PR.
NAVOLUTIONS | TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
[Blog] 4 Reasons the New Google Local Stack Sucks
It’s easy to find resources on the importance of display URLs for ad campaigns , and if you’ve been following our blog you may have seen ebola.com sell for big bucks. Spend five minutes on the internet and there’s a good chance you’ll run into Google’s new local search result module, which Mike Blumenthal dubbed the “Local Stack” Google Local Stack showing results for “roofer in Livermore” If you have any issues with the new stack, you’re in good company. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The Local Stack Hides URLs.
ARI HERZOG | TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
[Blog] Tracking 2 Weeks of Blog Visitors
Since I announced 15 days ago that I wanted to increase blog visitors and decrease people bouncing out during the month of August, I wrote followup posts on August 5, August 11, and August 16. This tells me that people view blog posts on their own schedule and whether the post title sparks their interest to visit sooner. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Related Stories Challenge to Increase Blog Visitors Who You Are Happy 8th Birthday to My Blog. Blog News metricsNumber of Sessions. August 1: 14. August 8: 36. August 15: 17. Bounce Rate.
PROBLOGGER | TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
[Blog] 9 Habits of Bloggers Who Have Huge Audiences
The good news is that there’s a lot you can learn from bloggers who have already built an enormous following – no matter what they blog about, great bloggers share a number of habits that make them successful. Don’t pick a blog niche just because there are lots of potential readers, write about something you truly care about, and readers will come flocking. In any case, if you’re not deeply passionate about your subject, chances are you’ll get bored and abandon your blog very quickly. 2. To grow a huge audience for your blog, you need to keep your readers coming back.
DANNY BROWN | TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
[Blog] My Social Media Story: What Seems Like the End is Often the Beginning
One of how I might combine my twitter account with my portfolio and blogging to attract new clients. beefed up my website, started tweeting, and wrote about the new business we’d recently earned via my blog. T his is a part of a special series looking at how social media has impacted the lives of its users. This week, the story comes from Randy Milanovic. It was 2009. The world was being thrown into a ‘downturn’, and my visual communications firm was starting to feel it. I was focused on my work and burning the candle at both ends. The heat steady and strong. KAYAK).
KIKOLANI | TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
[Blog] How To Promote Your Content Through Social Ads Effectively
Your website or blog is the most important piece of the puzzle in online marketing. You should promote posts that have already had lots of engagement and your own blog posts or articles. Whether your goal is to promote your site, a specific piece of content on your blog, affiliate products, your own products or your email list, you need to have something in place that will make your visitors stay (instead of leaving as fast as they came). If you’re promoting: Your website/blog, present your visitors with a clear introduction to what the site is about. In short….
SPIN SUCKS | TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
[Blog] Facebook Rewards Longer Content: Here’s What We Found
And both articles talk about the importance of not only appeasing Facebook (and to get your reward), but to drive people to something you own, such as a website or blog. The idea being, of course, that if you publish your blog posts to Facebook, it encourages people to say on your page, instead of leaving for your blog, so Facebook rewards you. We started to post the first two-thirds of every blog post to our Facebook page with a “read more” and then a link to capture the community here. By Gini Dietrich. Here is what we found. Data is Gold. Can Be Beat!
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015
[Blog] Find Readers for Your Blog Through Commenting and Relationships
In the last episode of the ProBlogger podcast we talked about how to build a sticky blog to keep readers on your site. Today, we’re going to talk about how to find them in the first place by building community, strengthening relationships, and commenting on other blogs. So if you did the exercises in that episode, you should have a list of places your ideal reader is hanging out: blogs, forums, social networks, who they’re following, the podcasts they listen to , etc – this will be the basis of where you will look for places to be useful and build your profile.
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015
[Blog] Get on the Social Media Travel Adventures
Visiting Travel Blogs. Before you set off on your adventure, you should first visit travel blogs that relate to your travel destination. There are a number of travel blogs on the web that offer great advice on the traveling and vacationing process as well as tips about certain destinations. Many professional travel companies such as Condé Nast and Lonely Planet feature travel blogs that cover a number of destinations and travel topics. Likewise, many travel bloggers and vacationers such as you create blogs based on their adventures. Reading Reviews.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015
[Blog] 3 Signs Your Online Health is Deteriorating
By installing a blog to your website and writing to it on a regular basis, you could increase your website traffic tremendously over time. Another tactic to use is guest blogging. Write articles for other people’s blogs and drive traffic to your website. How’s your online health? Just like your physical health, you should get in the habit of checking your online health periodically. But how do you know if your online health is failing? Here are 3 sure signs that your business’s online health is going south. Get An Online Health Checkup Today.
DANNY BROWN | MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015
[Blog] A Blog is Exactly What We Wish It to Be
When I first started blogging “seriously”, it was a continuation of a public relations blog that I had, back in my early solo consultancy days. Looking back, I probably listened to and read too many kumbaya social media blog posts and bought into the mantra. Once that realization kicked in, the tone of my blog changed quite a bit and I was determined to make my little part of the web one that’s always evolving, and letting its vision, voice, whatever you want to call it, be shaped by the readers and commenters as much as it was by me. Blog is Just a Blog.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015
[Blog] 4 Takeaways from Photoshop World
One resource I found was Adobe Photoshop Evangelist Julieanne Kost’s blog. I attended Scott Kelby ‘s Photoshop World in Las Vegas last week. Analyzing the body of work comprising the 365 Full Frame Project , I identified two core areas of improvement for my photography. The first was lighting, and I learned a whole bunch about that from Tony Corbell during his Santa Fe Photography Workshop. The second was touch-ups and editing, and that brought me to Photoshop World. Overall I had four big takeaways, which are below. One bad setting and it’s all off. But why?
MYRLAND MARKETING | SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015
[Blog] Myrland Marketing Motivation: A Powerful Twosome
As an early adopter of digital technology, she also helps firms with blogging, podcasts, video marketing and livestreaming. Myrland Marketing Motivation, A Little Virtual Encouragement To Start Your Week A Powerful Twosome Has something ever happened to cause you to doubt your talents? Maybe someone said something to cause you to question your abilities? Perhaps many events over the years have caused this doubt? The result is often discouragement , which can be a major hit to your soul. Today, I want you to know you ARE worthy. You ARE talented.
TWIST IMAGE | SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015
[Blog] Your Live And Streaming Brand
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 #475 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). Periscope up, anyone?
ARI HERZOG | SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015
[Blog] How To Be a Better Guest Blogger
Every blog publisher wants to increase eyeballs and visits. We are open to introducing our readers to new voices by way of guest posts; but, after years of blogging and receiving email requests from wannabe bloggers, I’ve learned that a lot of people don’t understand the difference between blogging and article marketing. Here are 6 real examples of emails that suck: The 6th reason your email sucks: You never researched nor read my blog. The 5th reason your email sucks: You confuse guest blogging with article marketing. What has a cost here?
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015
[Blog] 3 Growth Hacking Strategies for Bloggers to Quadruple Their Blog Traffic without SEO
Who else wants more blog traffic? Unfortunately getting traffic to a blog is not easy. One of the hardest things for most bloggers is boosting their blog traffic. If you have a fairly new blog, it’s definitely a daunting task. If you’re one among them, this article is for you! We’ll discuss a few growth-hacking tips to grow your blog traffic without actually doing any SEO. The simplest way to increase your blog traffic is to create more content, right? And it is one of the most effective ways to increase your overall blog traffic. Are you ready?
SOCMED SEAN | SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015
[Blog] One Super-Easy Way To Convert Traffic And Avoid 404 Errors
When it comes to blogging or Websites, traffic is good… but what you do with that traffic can make the difference between life and death of your blog and your business. There are a million blog posts out there on converting traffic (actually 12,800,000 at the time of writing this for the search query of “converting blog traffic”), so if you’re new to conversion traffic there are a lot of resources at your disposal. Be sure that your site or blog has a visible icon or link to your RSS feed. So, what’s the magic tip? Cheers!
SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING | SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015
[Blog] TSU Has Started With Groups - Social Media
Grab it here: [link] I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional, Blog Article Writing, OnLine Research And Also Help People With The Knowledge Of Internet To Earn Money Via The Online WorldTSU the Social Network has introduced tsūGroups. Currently in BETA. This is definitely a space and a place for users with similar interests to discover and share content, build communities and keep the value they create. When you submit your application you will choose the group type: Public, Closed or Private. We appreciate your patience during this multi-week process.' is what they say.
SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING | SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015
[Blog] What Is A Re-Sharable Post - Social Media
What is your experience? I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional, Blog Article Writing, OnLine Research And Also Help People With The Knowledge Of Internet To Earn Money Via The Online World HERE ARE COUPLE OF LINKS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AND ONLINE EARNING QUICK REFERENCE: 1. Please Visit Blog: Social Media Network OnLine: [link] Examples Of My Work: https://www.pinterest.com/pervarakapadia We often make content that we hope will be shared. This way our Posts become Viral. Right! But, How does any Post become Viral? Well have you really experimented? Try it!
MYRLAND MARKETING | FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015
[Blog] Lawyers: 4 Easy Ways To Choose The Right LinkedIn Groups
As an early adopter of digital technology, she also helps firms with blogging, podcasts, video marketing and livestreaming. This is a video originally recorded today on Periscope. The actual lesson starts after about a minute as it is a best practice to welcome viewers into the “Scope” for a bit while you wait for people to join. Periscope only saves livestreams for 24 hours, so I have all of mine archived on katch.me. She is a frequent LinkedIn and Twitter trainer, as well as a content marketing specialist. She can be reached via email here.
BILL HARTZER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015
[Blog] One Year after Moving to HTTPs
attribute that to my blogging less in the past year due to family issues and my travel schedule the past 6 months. And, you can clearly see that the overall traffic to my blog decreased around January 2015, when I blogged less due to family issues and traveling so much. About one year ago, last August 2014, I moved this site from HTTP to HTTPs, and several weeks afterwards I updated the status of traffic, page views, and time on site. Several weeks after moving I some pretty good results, which I believe was a result of my moving from HTTP to HTTPs.
TWIST IMAGE | FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015
[Blog] The Four Outcomes Of Content
This blog post is editorial. What is your content trying to do? Why does your content exist? Who is it reaching? What business purpose does it solve? Is it any good? Does anyone care? If you weren't the publisher of your content, would it be the kind of stuff that you would be interested in? The list of questions is long, arduous and intimidating. We live in a world that marketers (like me) had hoped for (lots of people, creating lots of interesting content in lots of different media formats). Well, "be careful what you wish for," as the saying goes. Content is media. It's fast. media.
DANNY BROWN | FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015
[Blog] Introducing Pure Blogging, Where It’s All About the Content
Any regular reader or subscriber of this blog will know I’ve been talking a lot about “pure blogging” the last 6-12 months. Born from a frustration/tiredness/lethargy (delete where applicable) of seeing multiple blogs talking about the very same thing, all for shares and clicks, I wanted to stoke the conversation around what it meant to blog. Not that there’s anything wrong with business blogs, or blogs about blogging, or content marketing for content goals blogs, per se – some offer value. So… yeah.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015
[Blog] 6 Ways to Generate Leads Online Today
Do some keyword research, building web pages, write blog posts, and disseminate articles around the Web. Guest Blogging – Guest blogging has become a mainstay of marketers. If you do it right, guest blogging can deliver traffic, links, and great leads to your website. Small Business Internet Marketing guest blogging lead generation mobile apps online marketing podcasting search engine optimization Social Media Video MarketingNo matter what kind of business you run online, there are a ton of ways to generate leads. It doesn’t.
ABSOLUTE PA | FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015
[Blog] The little word that makes a big impact in your biz
This blog post about knowing your ideal client: Why knowing your ideal client is vital for success. One of the most important words you can learn in business is a small one. It’s one that you already know. But, it sometimes gets a bad rep. And, I bet you aren’t using enough. It’s a powerful little sucker when you learn to use it, I have and it’s given me the business and lifestyle of my dreams. little letters. No, non, nein, nie, net. How are you at saying no? hear it A LOT from my friends and clients: “I can’t say no”. This ‘can’t say no’ mentality is coming from a place of lack.
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015
[Blog] ProBlogger Podcast: Turn Blog Surfers into Loyal Readers by Building a Sticky Blog
When someone lands on your blog for the first time, you want them to stay as long as possible. In today’s episode, I talk about how you keep those readers there by building a sticky blog. What I mean by that is having your blog set up so there is something that motivates readers to explore it further, making the decision to return and keep connected in some way, which I think is a fundamental component of any successful blog. In the podcast, I discuss the ways you can make your blog completely irresistible to first-time viewers. Further Reading. Genera
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015
[Blog] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately
Read on for this week’s round up of what’s making news in blogging. Could be worth reviving… Want More Blog Traffic? Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately. The post Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately appeared first on @ProBlogger. Pro Blogging NewsGreetings from sunny Queensland, where we are hosting the sixth annual ProBlogger Training Event! Tonight is our poolside party, which promises to be even bigger. It might be time to dust off that old Twitter account.
DANNY BROWN | THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015
[Blog] Pure Blogging and the Experience We Give Our Readers
Recently, I read a blog post by Jack Steiner entitled Do People Really See You? The reason I wanted to share the comment was to show you what content should do when it’s at its purest form – the kind of pure blogging I’ve been talking about for the last few weeks and months. Think about it for a moment: When was the last time you read a blog post that carried you to a distant but treasured memory? When was the last time you wrote a blog post that inspired that action? The post Pure Blogging and the Experience We Give Our Readers appeared first on Pure Blogging
SPIN SUCKS | THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015
[Blog] Another Perspective on the Zirtual Shut Down Overnight Story
By Gini Dietrich. I am going to preface this blog post by saying it’s not going to be popular. relay this story because that is exactly what I was reminded of when I read Maren Kate’s (the founder) blog post on what happened at Zirtual. In fact, some of you may shake your heads in disgust and delete it from your inbox or feed. And that’s okay because I am about to give you a different perspective on this whole Zirtual shut down overnight mess. Making the Hard Decisions. certainly didn’t. Mr. D and I did the same. Burning Through Cash Quickly. feel for her.
NOWSOURCING | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
[Blog] The Best Investment You Can Make
Blog Featured angel investing entrepreneur entrepreneurship inspiration invest in yourself investment vc venture capital weekly wisdomIs in yourself. At your own company. Mind you, I’ve warned several times now against starting your own company. But if you’re stubborn enough to ignore me, then maybe you do have what it takes after all. Investing the Right Way. Not sure where everyone got the idea that recieving a round of investing should be celebrated like winning the lottery. You still have to pay it back, remember? Passive Income and Overnight Success.
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
[Blog] Opportunity and Perception
behavior BlogCourtesy of Wikipedia. One of the skills that a business owner needs to cultivate involves honing their perceptions to become aware of opportunities. Opportunities aren’t just new clients or money coming in the door. Opportunities can come in many forms and its up to us to be aware of an opportunity and not dismiss it because it doesn’t show up in a way we may want. So how do you cultivate your perception? First, keep an open mind about every encounter you have. Or I might read a book on psychology to better understand the motivations and actions of people.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
[Blog] Twitter officially drops 140-character limit… for direct messages
“You can now chat on (and on) in a single direct message, and likely still have some characters left over,” the company wrote in a blog post published Wednesday. Mashable - Twitter users can officially send one another direct messages topping 140 characters starting Wednesday. Twitter is phasing in the change across Android, iOS and web-based platforms on Wednesday, lasting over the next few weeks. Instead of 140 characters, the social network previously said in June the new character maximum would be 10,000. Article by JP Mangalindan for Mashable .
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
[Blog] Meet Google Alphabet – Google’s new parent company
The company, which was founded in 1998 and went public in 2004, announced its new operating structure in a blog post on Monday called “G is for Google.” CNN – Google announced a corporate restructuring on Monday, forming an umbrella company called alphabet and naming a new CEO to the core business of Google. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will run Alphabet — Page as CEO and Brin as president. ” They also said that Sundar Pichai is taking over as CEO of Google. Android, YouTube, search and ads will remain part of Google Inc. Google
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
[Blog] The Splintering of Content Marketing
Search engines began indexing web pages, forums provided a place for people to hang out and get to know each other, paid advertising models have made it easier for marketers to reach their target audiences, social media sites make hanging out much more fun and efficient, blogging allows companies to reach more people in a shorter period of time, and video and audio podcasts offer a new medium for online marketers to exploit. Small Business Internet Marketing article marketing blogging content content marketing Video MarketingList your website in directories. Join a traffic ring.
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
[Blog] 20 Tips for Better Business Blogging: How to Use Blogging to Generate Leads
Blogging can be an effective lead generation strategy, if done correctly. The majority of companies that hope to use content marketing to grow their businesses all understand that blogging is one of the most effective ways to go about it. Internet marketers, freelancers and agencies all use blogging as a means of generating qualified leads for their businesses. Recent statistics show that B2B marketers that use blogs receive 67% more leads than those that do not. In addition, marketers who give precedence to blogging are 13x more likely to enjoy positive ROI.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
[Blog] 5 Tips for Creating Content to Share on Pinterest
If you scroll through Pinterest’s most popular content, you’ll notice that blog posts are coupled with vivid imagery. According to a blog post from Yahoo! Pinterest is one of the best sites for generating new leads for your company site. There are currently more than 72 million Pinterest users in the world, and with the right content, you can gain the attention of many of them. However, if you’re like many business owners, Pinterest is a little more difficult to understand. To make the most of Pinterest, you’ll need to create compelling images. Cover Images Should Be Insightful.
PWB MARKETING BLOG | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
[Blog] Tips to Prevent Compromised Facebook Accounts
The post Tips to Prevent Compromised Facebook Accounts appeared first on PWB Blog. I always check into my client Facebook accounts first thing in the morning. Often I read what’s happening in the industry and find any “news” that I see coming through the various feeds. This morning at 6:30 a.m. noticed a post on one of the social media sites I follow, it mentioned a large scale Facebook hacking. By the time I got into work, the story was all over the news, and the sites were taken down temporarily by Facebook. Don’t click on strange links – Ever! Facebook
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
[Blog] 5 Ways Construction Design Will Change Within the Next 50 Years
Today, we have a guest blog from Jessica Kane of Federal Steel Supply, Inc., discussing some of the new innovations expected to shape the future of the construction industry. New angles are being used for the advancement of construction design that will most likely be widespread within the next 50 years. Designers and architects are implementing new trends that could very well be profitable in building spaces for new offices and living establishments. Here are just a few: One Stop Design. One trend that is already in play is the single design model. Sustainable and Efficient Solutions.
SPIN SUCKS | TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015
[Blog] Do Our Bathroom Breaks Dictate What We Read?
Related Stories Five Qualities Your Next Content Strategist Should Have Six Tips for a Blog Redesign Geography Pitfalls to Avoid in Writing. By Byron Gould. I was recently at a social gathering when someone asked, “Do many girls play video games?”. boldly stated that, of course, women did, and that—whether they realized it or not—most people with smartphones were playing video games of some kind. One woman rebutted that, despite having a smartphone, she did not have any games on it. But what do you do while you poop!? shouted incredulously into a confused crowd of nearby party-goers.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015
[Blog] 7 Twitter Mistakes You Need to Avoid
It would be best to post 1-2 links from your own blog or website each day. Twitter has become one of the most popular social media platforms used by celebrities, friends, musicians, politicians, entrepreneur, big brands, and small businesses. It has already grown to 316 million monthly active users with over 500 million tweets sent per day. The 140 character limited social platform gives users the power to share ideas quickly through the World Wide Web. If you’re looking to build a brand for yourself or your business, it’s important to use Twitter appropriately. Twitter
ARI HERZOG | TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015
[Blog] Social is More Important Than Social Media
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. I bought a Shark steam mop a few months ago and, with a question about the best way to wash its microfiber pads, I first turned to Google. Results suggested different customer opinions. wanted to know what the company thought and didn’t feel like clicking around its website. They tweet and facebook and, while they do respond to inquiries, I wanted a more immediate response. Enter Live Chat! inputted my name and email address — and typed back and forth with a customer support representative. Quick. And, she had a personality!
PROBLOGGER | TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015
[Blog] 2 Incredibly Innovative Ways to Draft a Spectacular Blog Post
Have you ever felt that way before hitting the “schedule” or “publish” button? I bet you have, during at least one point in your blogging career. Creating a stellar blog post is the goal, but drafting a blog post often takes a lot of time and frustration. Again, that’s what the editing process is for, and why posts such as how to edit your own blog posts have been written already! The quality of your blog posts will improve! You’ll have a greater appreciation for the various stages of editing and formatting a blog post. But guess what? More f@!*in’
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015
[Blog] The Social Advantages Consumers Need
Pinterest is an image-sharing platform where you can “pin” photos that you like that lead to a link on where to purchase the product or where to get more information on the product (such as a blog). Featured Finance Social Media blogs consumers networkingConsumers are constantly being influenced by everything around them. Television commercials, sales aisles at the store, seeing what other people have and do, and of course, social media, all impact what consumers desire and ultimately wind up purchasing. What Networks Are You a Part Of?
PUSHING SOCIAL | TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015
[Blog] How To Create a 52-Week Content Calendar in One Hour
Content Calendars are indispensable for planning and creating great blog content at scale. Our 5-Step Blog Creation Process uses the Top – Bottom – Why Framework. We’ll use a fitness trainer blog as an example for working through the funnel. Blog Post Writing Blog StrategyWorld-class content marketing requires: Relevant and useful information Metronome consistency Heartbeat frequency These requirements make advance planning critical. The problem is that most people create a monthly calendar, usually a spreadsheet with 4 topics.