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  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Blog] 3 Common Facebook Ad Mistakes Everyone is Making
    Common Facebook Ad Mistakes Everyone is Making is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Facebook ads are a very powerful tool. There are so many options for marketers, it is a bit like flying the space shuttle for many of us. We just don’t quite know what we are doing yet. For many Facebook marketers we are having to learn how to create good Facebook ads by creating a few bad Facebook ads first. But there are plenty of best practices and lessons to take note of to help improve that learning curve a bit. Targeting Non-Fans.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [Blog] The Me, Myself and I Challenge
    In some top tier blogs, you can count 30, 40, even 50% of the ten visible posts beginning with the word I. And that provoked the thought, “What would happen to a blog if the blogger couldn’t use the words me, myself or I for a month?&#. So from Thanksgiving until Christmas, look for me to take the Me, Myself and I challenge on this blog. To discuss the whole meme of nihilism in social media would be pointless. It’s been beaten to death. Bloggers are by their very nature self centered creatures. How annoying would that be?
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Blog] 7 Tips for a Rocking Social Media Strategy
    Your editorial calendar should be much more than a list of dates, blog title ideas, and keywords. An estimated 88% of brands today are using social media for marketing. If you’re not on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or other major platforms, you risk getting left behind. However, the truth is, it’s getting much harder to stand out. How can your organization differentiate, and build relationships on noisy platforms? Whether you’re just starting out or trying to hack your low engagement or small fan base, we’ve compiled a highly tactical guide to building (or improving!) Define Your Goals.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
    [Blog] Book Review: iPhone Millionaire
    However, you may be the first to see whatever it is I end up creating, right here on this blog. This is a guest post from  Michael Rosenblum , author of  iPhone Millionaire. In this series of posts about social media books, I invite the author to share something about themselves and why they wrote the book, and what in the book might be of particular interest to association or nonprofit audiences.  . So watch this space. Verdict (Buy, Borrow, Skim, Pass?):  Buy if you’re at all interested in this medium (and don’t have an in-house video department). call it ‘screenworld’.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [Blog] 8 Random Thoughts
    All of the mentioned topics were notable but not worth full blog posts so you’re getting a bit of a mash-up. 1) Lists Don’t Matter Until You’re On One. It’s an honor, and rather than blog here and create entities to help the local community this seemed like an easier path. Strap in, this is going to be a bit of a random wild post. Most folks claim that lists don’t matter until they are on one. Then the lording of mightiness ensues, humblebrags and the posts of “how you, too, can be part of x influencer (or whatever) list.” Care to comment?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
    [Blog] Now That We Found Love, What Are We Gonna Do?
    Want to learn more about blog post styles? Join us Thursday, July 14, 11 am CDT for a webinar on Blog Style Guidelines :: Mastering the Lists , hosted by Nate Riggs. Today’s guest post is written by Michael Palko. Remember that song ? . “I’m not quite sure as to what is going down; But I’m feeling hunky dory ’bout this thing that I found.”. So what in the name of Dick Clark does this have to do with social media or marketing?  Well, let me tell you. I don’t have to tell this echo chamber that the use of social media has exploded over the past few years. 
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Blog] How to Price Your Services and Earn What You’re Worth
    If you choose not to pay but love the book, consider sharing it with other freelancers, consultants, and people who struggle with pricing in their business by writing a review on your blog or sharing it on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review for a book that I really enjoyed reading and got some great ideas from. I’m publishing this review because I know you will get value from it as well! One of the things many freelancers and small businesses struggle with, myself included, is pricing. How do you determine how much to charge for your services? Business
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Blog] A Scientific Approach to Writing Page Titles
    We all know how important page titles are for SEO and just the general success of our blogs and websites, don’t we? By the very nature of blogging you will be writing more posts soon, so there really isn’t any need to cram in more than one key phrase. Also, make sure your phrase makes sense for a blog. better phrase might be “how to buy an electric shower”—that’s a much better fit for a blog. Hopefully at least a few of the results will be blog posts. Is this a sign that Google doesn’t think a blog is the right sort of site for this phrase?
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014
    [Blog] 3 Resolutions for Your Social Business
    Maybe you have a blog, a Facebook page and a Twitter account, but have always been afraid of video. Try something and incorporate it into what you normally do (for example, sharing your blog posts to Facebook and Twitter) and see how it works for your business. It’s the new year and time to ramp up your social business with some resolutions. First, let us start off by wishing everyone a very happy New Year. We hope that you enjoyed some well-deserved R&R and you’re ready to get started with a new year full of potential! Tell More Stories. Try New Media. Who knows?
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blog] Peer-to-peer payments come to Snapchat but what are the implications for retail banks?
    In a previous blog, FreshMinds explored attempts by Twitter and Facebook to introduce micro-payments features; more recently, a series of leaked screenshots suggest that Facebook may be about to introduce a peer-to-peer payments service to its Messenger app. The trend towards increased peer-to-peer payments has reached a new milestone with news that social network Snapchat is partnering with Square , a payment processing provider, to allow users to send money to friends. There are two interesting insights here for the financial services sector. appeared first on FreshMinds.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Blog] The Strangest Protest I Ever Took Part In
    If you’re a regular WUL reader, you may have noticed that this blog went dark yesterday. And I have never had my blog go on strike before. used the SOPA Strike plugin to do so (after testing it as well as a couple of others). So if you were here yesterday, you’ll remember the splash page that told you why we were dark and which asked you to join the protest. Now, I’m not your typical “striker” (though you’ve probably figured that out by now). The last time I went on strike. was when I was in drama school. So we went on strike.
  • FEVER BEE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013
    [Blog] Community Service
      Members secured promotion for the community in various blogs/media outlets.  Wouldn't it be great if: Members wrote up the key points of conferences/events they attended. Those that couldn't attend could still get the same information. Members reviewed the products/services they used for the rest of the community. Members shared their best advice with everyone else. Members sent tips/news posts about the latest, relevant, news in the community.    Members interviewed each other and posted those interviews for the rest of the community to read. 
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [Blog] 16 trends I’ve noticed from marketers attending recent geo / location-based events
    Other trends I’ve noticed from attendees have been that everyone doesn’t have a smart phone and many are looking for use cases/case studies to see why everyone is talking/blogging about location-based applications. Marketers really don’t want another application to have to manage outside of Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and WordPress/blogs. Everyone is looking for case studies and are trying to duplicate the success stories they read via blogs. Flickr Photo  By ashley.adcox. Two weeks ago TriOut Founder, Lawrence Ingraham spoke at a NC New Tech meetup to a group of VCs.
  • DIGITAL DIVA  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [Blog] Hello September
    You can read Emma’s blog post here  - she’s rocking that necklace! Click to the link to read the full blog post. How is it September already? This This week I’ve been mostly… Recovering from a Hen Weekend. The previous weekend was spent with some of my favourite people laughing, drinking, eating and then recovering in a spa. We started off the weekend with afternoon tea followed by a game of Mr & Mrs. Here’s what I settled on to wear that day… French Connection monochrome dress with some Manolos. Going ga-ga over Gema Jewellery. September
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011
    [Blog] Business Lessons from the Woodtick Theater
    That depends on the type of business you’ve got, but a few tactics include producing an email newsletter that’s worthy of forwarding, including social sharing buttons on your blog and website, being active in social media, having a presence on review sites like Yelp (if applicable), or even developing a formal referral program with discounts or other incentives. A few weeks back, I had a chance to get away for a few days “up nort&# as Minnesotans say, for some fishing and relaxing with the family. That’s an impressive set of performance metrics for any business.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
    [Blog] How to Plan an Editorial Calendar: Webinar
    Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Wondering what is the best way of setting up an editorial calendar? Itching to know what kind of posts work well, and what you should have more of? In this webinar (available in full on ProBlogger.com ), you’ll see how Darren and the managing editors for both Digital Photography School and ProBlogger.net (that’s me!) prioritise content, work out what topics are the most useful and the most popular, plan ahead, and keep their sites fresh and interesting. You don’t want to miss it! How to Plan an Editorial Calendar: Webinar.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015
    [Blog] Monday Roundup: Meeting Google’s Mobile-Friendly Standards
    How to Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile Friendly. You know how you live on your smartphone? Google does too. And it’s changing up its search algorithm again (here’s the  official statement ), beginning tomorrow. If your site isn’t mobile-friendly, your SEO probably won’t be as high… or may even drop. And you know you don’t want to drop in The Goog! They tell you exactly what you need to do in the guide that we pointed to earlier. But here are a few more resources on becoming, and staying, mobile-friendly. 1.   The Definitive Guide to Mobile SEO.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Blog] Search Engine Optimization Firms Like RankPay Still Hurting SEO Industry
    Blog:* blog.RankPay.com. I am still amazed that search engine optimization firms like RankPay are still relying on what I would call shady marketing techniques like sending UCE Spam (UCE stands for Unsolicited Commercial Email), trying to get more search engine optimization business. It is the companies like Rankpay (detailed below) that are sending emails like the one below that is truly hurting the search engine optimization industry as a whole. And if you are so inclined, I would even complain to their ISP (Internet Service Provider) for sending out spam. noticed that your. underway?
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
    [Blog] 15 Ways to Make Your Social Media Strategy a Complete Fail
    Practical Fix: Utilizing Google docs or project management software, create a culture of total transparency between marketing staff, to better promote blogs, eBooks, sales initiatives, and specials. For more insight, we recommend 14 Tools for Writing a Content Marketing Style Guide for Your Blog. Simply having a presence on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ doesn’t guarantee your company scores of fresh leads and new customers. In fact, recent studies by Manta have found that 60% of small businesses have yet to see a significant ROI from their social media strategy.
  • FEVER BEE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
    [Blog] How To Optimize An Online Community Platform
    Remove blogging. This isn’t true for every site but many would benefit from removing the blogging feature for members (groups too). Optimizing the platform (the user experience) is part of the community manager's role which tends to get overlooked. Once it's developed, most people leave it.    It should be an ongoing process. The goal is to increase the number of interactions which take place in the platform. This is a process which can be continually refined.  Refine the most used features. Refine the most used features. Keep a high social density. 
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Blog] Defensive Branding
    Social Media has brought brands - kicking and screaming - into a world where they must defend their values (on a daily basis) in many different spaces (Blogs and YouTube to customer review sites and Twitter ). social media blog. Should brands respond to all negative comments? The common held response to a question like that is usually a stern and obvious, "yes!" " In theory, it makes perfect sense. In practice, what do you think is really going on? again). The theorists will also push that every complaint is a blessing too. Fair or not. it is what it is. branding.
  • ENGAGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Blog] Content Design for the Digital Reader
    content marketing executive with more than two decades of experience who’s helped develop online reading applications for publishers such and AOL and Hearst, Pittman is also the voice behind the blog, “ From Concept 2 Market: What Makes a Product Worth Talking About.” This interview, conducted and written by TMG Managing Editor Corey Murray, is part of the Content to Change series, a collection of interviews with the custom content industry’s best and brightest. I was sitting on the bus on the way to work a few mornings ago when a thought suddenly struck me: “Where’s all the trash?”
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
    [Blog] What Rex Ryan Taught Me About Social Media
    Take a look at their communication patterns on social outposts like Twitter, Facebook, and their blog. Tweet You might think he’s overrated, a blowhard, or a fatso but New York Jets coach Rex Ryan understands human psychology. Unlike most NFL teams, the Jets do not control players’ media access. Any player is free to speak with any reporter at any time. Ryan has just one rule that governs the interactions between players and press: “In all interviews, players must acknowledge at least two teammates, and one coach.&#. Genius. It’s Not About You.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Blog] 11.5 Amazing Content Creation Tools for Becoming a Super Blogger
    Being the third or fourth business blog in your niche to cover an industry-related trend will probably win you a small surge of traffic, but it’s far superior to be the first. Not only is it a valuable content creation tool for creating custom blog posts in real-time, it’s a pretty bomb tool for boosting your content curation strategy. 8. Excellent content marketers have learned how to balance quantity with quality, and create blog articles quickly. Your content is really only as good as its context. Probably not. Google Alerts. Twitter Keyword Streams. Twitter Lists.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Blog] 7 Tricks for Successful Social Media Branding
    At the very top of the site, you’ll notice that these guys even have a blog. Written from the perspective of the logo character’s wife, the Mrs. Rooter Blog is compiled of several entries with tips to help customers keep their plumbing systems running smoothly. An essential part of branding a business is developing and maintaining an online presence. Your business probably already has several social media pages up and running. But are they leveraged to brand your business the way you want them to? Find Your Followers. Photo by Geralt. Learn to Keep it Consistent.
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
    [Blog] How to Know in 30 Seconds if Your Facebook Presence is Working
    The posting strategies that have proven to be successful are a whole other topic that couldn’t fit into a single blog post, so for now I just want to explore the quick and easy methods that I’ve used to tell if a Facebook page is working or not. Over the last couple of weeks, my exploration into the world of effective automotive social media has turned more towards pitches and consultations. It comes down to reach, which means that the answer has absolutely, positively nothing to do with fans. I’ll demonstrate that in a moment. Wrong. It all looks great, right?
  • BILL HARTZER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Blog] Fresh Content Is Crucial To SEO
    always recommend adding a blog to your website (if you don’t already have one) and establish Google Authorship in order to update site content naturally.  One of the biggest things that anyone needs to know about search engine optimisation, or SEO, is that fresh content is still king. Letting a website sit dormant for months or even weeks can cause it to fall behind. It can quickly become outdated. The search results ranking will drop, potentially falling out of the top 10 search results or first page, which is where the vast majority of people look for their keyword search query.
  • STEVE RUBEL  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010
    [Blog] Quote: "In the future, everybody will be anonymous for 15 minutes.
    siliconia and erik, and anyone else who may take an interest: Ive written up a full blog post on the question of the origin of the "anonymous for 15 minutes" quote [link] Sep 29, 2009 siliconia said. The Steve Rubel Stream Edit Delete Autopost 28 Aug 2009 Quote: "In the future, everybody will be anonymous for 15 minutes." During a recent interview with Personal Branding magazine , the writer asked me what I thought about this amusing quote , which is the inverse of Andy Wharhols more famous one. I am not so sure. Aug 28, 2009 Corvida Raven said. disagree. Aug 28, 2009 AriMelber said.
  • KYLE LACY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
    [Blog] Top 10 Digital Marketing #Video Interviews with @JayBaer
    Most of the videos are published over at the ExactTarget blog and on our YouTube account. I have the pleasure of chatting it up with Jay Baer, New York Time’s best selling author and head honcho over at Convince & Convert , weekly concerning digital marketing news and trends. would encourage you to check all of them out. However, here are the top ten. 1. Facebook is Becoming Two-Faced. What Are They Doing? 2. Adventures in the New Google Inbox. 3. The Future of Instagram Video. 4. Will Twitter’s Lead Generation Cards Work? 5. Should Brands Use SnapChat? 6.
  • DEVUMI  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Blog] Mobile Marketing Tips: 8 Steps to be Seen ANYWHERE
    The post Mobile Marketing Tips: 8 Steps to be Seen ANYWHERE appeared first on Devumi Blog. The move to mobile marketing is taking off at crazy levels. With Google’s latest algorithm update, the over-hyped Mobilegeddon, taking the marketing world by storm lately, you’ve probably started thinking about mobile marketing strategies. Many businesses who aren’t that tech savvy have a hard time keeping up with what they need for their business. Getting your business into mobile marketing 1. Are you ready for mobile marketing already? When the grid shrinks the website shrinks these aspects.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
    [Blog] What's Coming Up Next for Social CRM and Enterprise 2.0?
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER What’s Coming Up Next for Social CRM and Enterprise 2.0? ellen at appfusions dot com (Your blog is just incredible - yet yes, I think you are a machine. blog comments powered by Disqus Connect with me Subscribe to Social Media RSS RSS About Jacob Email Me Jacob Morgan is the Principal of Chess Media Group , a social business consultancy that works with medium and enterprise companies on developing Enterprise 2.0, and SCRM.  space with a collection of over 50+ Enterprise 2.0
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Blog] ING Direct CEO Gives Employees “The Right to B h”
    Here’s a screenshot of what Peter said, taken directly from the ING blog. While I was speaking at the Newsgator conference in Amsterdam I learned of a very interesting story at ING Direct (Canada). For those of you not familiar with ING Direct, it has around 1,200 employees and is based in Canada and operates things such as savings accounts, retirement plans, mortgages, and mutual funds. Their CEO is Peter Aceto  and he recently gave his employees the right to b h. It’s rare (unheard of?) And, if they did so, would they still have a job the next morning? Collaboration
  • BILL HARTZER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
    [Blog] Search Engine Marketing Manager Job Opening in Mesquite, Texas
    – Strong Research skills and ability to review articles, blogs, web discussion forums, press releases, etc. A recruiter friend of mine is currently looking for a Search Engine Marketing Manager. The job opening/position is located in Mesquite, Texas. I’ve listed the details of the position, contact Pam directly if you think you qualify for the position: We are currently searching for a full-time, permanent Search Engine Marketing Manager in Mesquite. This position will report directly to the business owners. – Experience with a B2C web-based start-ups.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
    [Blog] The History of Google Panda & Penguin, Abridged
    Questions about how Google Panda, Penguin, or other algorithm changes and how they affect your blog? This is a guest post by Matt Beswick. Every year, Google quietly releases hundreds of refinements to their search engine algorithms. Most of these updates are small, incremental changes that go largely unnoticed. The major upgrades, however, receive serious coverage by mainstream news outlets and bloggers alike due to the momentous impact that they have on the broader web at every level. Why Google’s Panda Algorithm Was Released. The Panda Changelog. Panda 1.0 Panda 2.4
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011
    [Blog] This video deserves a longer post…
    If you read my blog, the line ‘God is people connected through the internet’ will probably do enough for you to watch the video below, even if, like me, you might be somewhat secular in your personal beliefs. It really does deserve a longer post and more discussion, which is how I found it via Kevin Kelly. Digital Culture activism connected internet religion
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Blog] The 5 Foundations of Social Media Success that No One Talks About
    Just as building your blog business is a marathon, not a sprint, so is your path to social media success. If you’re blogging about your passion, this will come naturally. 5. Now before you get all Rock Star on me, I mean the people who comment on your blog and your Facebook page, retweet your posts and always open your emails. Clare Lancaster offers blog reviews to help improve the business performance of your blog. Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips. This guest post is by Clare Lancaster, of WomenInBusiness.com.au. The rave, by leocub. Position yourself.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
    [Blog] I’m Probably the Biggest Asshole Online
    To give myself some slight credit, I cover blogging tips here quite a lot as well and have both ViperChill and PluginID to show that I know what I’m talking about. Blogging, however, is not how I make money online. Seriously. The whole point of this website is really to help people make more money online, yet I’ve never showed a single one of you any proof that I make money online myself. even built an audience of 10,000 subscribers who look forward to what I have to post. Without backing up what I’m trying to teach, though, I feel pretty much like a fraud.
  • SOCIAL CUSTOMER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
    [Blog] Reflections on the Social Customer
    At the time, I'd recently re-read Cluetrain , blogs were not well known, and I had just returned from Dave Winer 's  BloggerCon III , where I had fantastic conversations with Dave, and Doc Searls , and Jay Rosen  and many others I'm still grateful to call friends to this day. Others have taken the term and incorporated it into their own blogs and book titles. Almost seven years ago, in October 2004, I wrote The Social Customer Manifesto. want to know when something is wrong, and what you're going to do to fix it. Unless they have something useful.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010
    [Blog] VIP Access: The VIPerchill Business Plan
    It’s also very common for bloggers who apologise for their infrequent posting to quickly find themselves at a stage where their blog does not get updated at all. I’ll be the exception to that rule and apologise for my lack of updates over the last few weeks – stating that I’m genuinely back for good – and with a big announcement to make: As of the end of this month, I’ll be living in Thailand. In July for example, I only wrote one blog post, but consistently had over 1,000 people per day landing on my articles. Home What the F ? Cheers! Thanks!
  • SOSHABLE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013
    [Blog] Chevy Should Get Loud About the New Corvette Stingray
    The post Chevy Should Get Loud About the New Corvette Stingray appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. When something is as hot as an iconic automotive legend hitting dealerships across America, it often doesn’t need very much additional buzz created for it. Some would say that this is the case for the new Corvette C7 Stingray, just now landing at showrooms. think they’re making a mistake by not blasting this machine out there to everyone in the world. It’s that cool, but you wouldn’t know it if you’re following them on social media.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013
    [Blog] Why I Want a Dumb Phone
    Sign up to receive blog posts by email. I want this phone. It ain’t smart. It’s no Galaxy S4 or HTC One S or iPhone 5. Mobile introduced the 768 this year. It weighs 3.5 ounces. The phone features Bluetooth connectivity, an FM radio, a 2-megapixel camera, and it has 3G for faster texting and picture messaging. I can play music on the phone. I can still email if I want. wouldn’t use the phone for facebooking, tweeting, instagramming, or other social networking — but I’m doing that less and less on my current HTC phone so I’m not worried.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
    [Blog] Pedal-powered Storytelling
    know I’ve already found a few blogs from Rapha’s Festive 500 I wouldn’t mind reaching out to in future. I was catching up on emails recently when a message caught my eye from one of my favorite brands: Rapha. As a bike geek and cycling lover, I love Rapha’s comfortable and beautifully designed cycling wear, and admire its use of content (particularly video ) to tell its story. Over the holiday season, Rapha challenged its community to complete the Festive 500 – burning off those Christmas calories by getting outside and cycling 500km across one week. Quality, not quantity. Balance.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
    [Blog] The Distraction Of Twitter
    Some will take this Blog post as an indictment on Twitter. So too does my writing (this Blog, my newspaper and magazine columns, my future books), speaking and Podcasting. It's going to come to a head at some point soon. We're all going to realize that Twitter is the ultimate distraction. The problem with saying that Twitter is a distraction comes at a cost. realize that watching most prime time television is a waste of time and there are many other activities that us human beings engage in that don't really add much value to our own lives and the lives of people around us. tweet.
  • CREATIVE RAMBLINGS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
    [Blog] 5 great articles you may have missed (August 12-18, 2013)
    Here is my list for August 12-18, 2013: Pro Tip: Tracking Guest Blog Posts on Social Media by Stephan Hovnanian (WebSIGHT) Collector or Curator? Every week, I share my favorite social media articles from around the blogosphere on Creative Ramblings. magazine, Flipboard magazine, and Google+ Community. Any articles you have read and liked recently? Share the links in the comment section below. Great Resources Social Media best articles of the week
  • DIGITAL DIVA  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
    [Blog] Architect Hair’s new hair chalk service (Headingley, Leeds)
    recently went back to my usual very dark brown / black colour (more on my current hair soon on the blog) and so I did need to get the hair chalk out, which was challenging… I think it partly dyed my hair. I visited Architect Hair in Headingley (Leeds) to check out their new hair chalk service a few weeks ago. I’d wanted to try hair chalk for a while, but was always put off by the potential mess I could make in my bathroom! I’m not the tidiest of people and I just know I’d turn my lovely bathroom a bright shade of pink if I tried it myself.
  • VISUALREVENUE.COM  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
    [Blog] The False Promise of the News Carousel
    This post is in: Blogs , DDNW , News Media , Optimization. Product. About us. Contact us. By Charlie Holbech. comments. DDN Wednesdays; The False Promise of the News Carousel. This week Dennis and I chat about how many publishers use a ‘News’ Carousel on their Homepage and probably over invest in the management of it. From discussions we’ve had with publishers it’s also apparent that many don’t fully appreciate the importance each of the ‘slide’ positions holds and how this declines extremely rapidly. Do you use a news carousel? link]. PRODUCT.
  • MICRO PERSUASION  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010
    [Blog] Today's Top Conversation: When Did You First Discover the Internet.
    built my first website and first blog from scratch HTML using Geocities in 98 or 99. Steve is using Posterous to post everything online. Shouldnt you? Steve Rubel owns this site 5,034 subscribers The Steve Rubel Stream 30 Jun 2009 Todays Top Conversation: When Did You First Discover the Internet? Im adding a new semi-regular feature to the stream called "Todays Top Conversation." These will be pulled from Friendfeed via a widget, as described here. Todays topic: When did you discover the Internet and what were your first impressions? How about you? For more see the embedded widget below.
  • MINDYMCADAMS.COM  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
    [Blog] ‘Curation,’ and journalists as curators
    By Mindy McAdams HOME BLOG ABOUT Teaching Online Journalism You will see something cool here if you upgrade your Flash player. Notes from the classroom and observations about today's practice of journalism online « What we now know about blogs Keep them coming back (how?) December 4, 2008 at 5:37 am BuzzMachine » Blog Archive » Planning an event on curating news writes: [.] December 4, 2008 at 7:00 am Mindy McAdams writes: @Kevin Sablan – I agree, any successful link blog is an example of good curation. Why am I looking at this one?
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
    [Blog] Why Mobile Marketing is Essential for Your Small Business - Jeff.
      With that completed, I wanted to make sure I was not forgetting anything significant so I decided to stroll through my last 30 - 40 blog posts.   With that completed, I wanted to make sure I was not forgetting anything significant so I decided to stroll through my last 30 - 40 blog posts. Until tomorrow, Jeff  Tweet Subscribe in a reader See how were connected Start Blogging Today! Freshman Student on What Does Your Blog Writing Style Say About You? Mobile devices are ideal for capitalizing on your small business capabilities.  Pretty slick!
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
    [Blog] Gin and Topics: Kevin Bacon and Men In Heels
    It works for email marketing, blogging, or web traffic, in general. 1.  While I was in Florida this week, winter arrived in Chicago. In October. Global warming, my butt. It gets earlier and earlier every year…and stays later and later. It’s all good, though. love the colder temperatures. It means hats, scarves, sweaters, and boots. It also means riding my bike on the trainer so if anyone has any good tips for keeping me from getting bored out of my mind for two hours while I ride in one place, I’m all ears! You might notice the new photo on today’s post. Freaking.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Blog] Pushing Through Barriers to Strike Gold
    People who, like me, saw the opportunity in blogging to build something significant – but who at the first sign of clay abandoned their blogs. Then there were others who abandoned their work because of the exciting ‘rumors’ from up creek… bloggers who stopped blogging to MySpace… to tweet…  to Tumblr… to Facebook… to G+… The blogosphere is littered with abandoned blogs and I sometimes wonder what might have happened if some of those bloggers had kept digging through the clay. Image via Flickr user Tony Oliver.
  • WISDOM LONDON  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
    [Blog] Brands in Action: Raising a family of brands « Wisdom London
    Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Blog at WordPress.com. Wisdom London Creative Communications is our world… « Brand thoughts: Google the chameleon Brands in Action: The Big, Bad Re-brand » Brands in Action: Raising a family of brands We know what’s important when creating a brand, but what about when you have a whole stable of brands representing independent, yet complementary offers? Creating a brand proposition which brings a family of brands together in a meaningful and logical way is no mean feat, but we caught up with someone who’s done it well.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
    [Blog] Using Social Media Monitoring to Improve Your Search Engine.
    Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « 7 Important Steps to Great Business Communication Spacebook and Danceroulette Music Video » Using Social Media Monitoring to Improve Your Search Engine Marketing Relevance Posted by admin Aug 27th, 2010 Tweet Written by J-P De Clerck , who is an experienced content, conversion and social media consultant. Social media monitoring can help you link to the most popular sites and blogs that have the highest amount of influence. Like Mindjumpers, he is associated with Social Marketing Forum.
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009
    [Blog] Social media strategists to watch in 2010
    So this is my public word of thanks to those who read this blog, follow me on twitter and elsewhere, send me emails asking for advice and insight, challenge my thoughts and share my work with their peers. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry. StatCounter Blog Stats 66,103 hits Recent Readers View Entire Community Provided by MyBlogLog Pages About Angela Book Reviews Who is @Communitygirl? Blog at WordPress.com.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Blog] NamesCon 2014: SEO, Search, New TLDs and Audience
    The places that you blog for should want you to set up your Google Authorship. You can use social media by finding people who have a lot of authority to blog and post an article on your site. You can visit those sites and figure out, if they are blogs, you can get their attention. At the NamesCon conference here in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jason Hennessey from Everspark Interactive and Ruth Burr from Moz.com talk about SEO, search, and the new gTLDs. Adam Dicker is moderating the panel. Ruth: Google look at social media activity as a legit business. It’s a quality signal.
  • ENGAGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
    [Blog] 7 Steps to Dealing with Information Overload
    There are too many links to click, blogs to subscribe to, Tweets to Retweet, books to read, and oh yeah, work to do. B e honest: How many tabs do you have open in your browser right now? And And how many times will you stop to check your email, IMs or Twitter while reading this post? So how do we do it all? How do we keep up? We don’t. We We can’t. We We won’t. So what should we do? Focus. Easier said than done, of course. How do we know what to focus on? And some of it was very good. Their advice? 1. Be picky. Go ahead, be a snob. Which is why he’s redrawing.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Blog] 5 Ways to Develop a Unique Selling Proposition
    In lieu of trying to be the best in a sea of other customer service blogs, why not try to be  different  by offering up content that you won’t find elsewhere? With thousands of business owners, marketers, and social media mavens reading the Convince & Convert blog, my curiosity has gotten the best of me— I want to hear what your business does differently! Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared on the Help Scout blog. Get more insightful customer data from our  free e-book  or visit the Help Scout blog. Is this crazy or tactical? Absolutely!
  • SOCIALFISH  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [Blog] Social Media Management Blues
    December is a busy time for everyone, so I hope you’ll all forgive me for repurposing a post from my blog this month. Ok, maybe “rant&# is a better description than “post&# …but after I ran it on my blog I got a lot of feedback indicating that I’m not the only one who feels this way so at least it’s a rant that many can relate to. I’m at the ASAE Technology Conference. LOTS of sessions about social media, of course…by now we association people should have this whole social media thing down pat, right? Not so fast. Her point?
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Blog] Hacking Isn’t All Negative – Think Like MacGyver
    Related Stories Week in Review July 12 – 19, 2014: Posts and Podcasts TV Shows to Watch for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners (Clips) Creative Spark, Thinking Backwards, Capturing Ideas (Video Clips) 13 ½ Business Blogging Tips to Effortlessly Impress Your Readers and Skyrocket Your Sales. As we were visiting with family in South Dakota recently, a couple of flies got into the kitchen while we were cooking. Not knowing where the fly swatter ended up, I grabbed a towel, my wife grabbed a newspaper. “Remember, their first action is to launch backwards, then fly forwards.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
    [Blog] Five Primary Problems with Klout
    Ace Blogger Conversation Agent Valeria Maltoni has decided to up the ante on her blog and rightly so. Update: Klout CEO Joe Fernandez commented below and has asked to set up some time to chat. Kudos to Mr. Fernandez for a great and prompt response. As Klout gains steam online, the market needs to examine the platform’s actual merits, instead of buying its marketing program. This week, the DC Klout-up was an interesting get together of local digerati, but lacked any program or substance, and instead relied on free Pop Chips. See Klout versus reality.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Blog] Upcoming social media events in DC
    It’s by the people who published the 2010 Digital IQ Index for the Public Sector that we covered on this blog. Not one, but two events that I’d love to attend are just around the corner– The Social Graph Clinic DC , and What’s Next DC. As it happens, both are taking place in Washington, DC at George Washington University. So get ready to mark your calendar, and take advantage of the SocialFish discount codes. The Social Graph Clinic DC. Thursday, January 20 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Use SocialFish as your discount code before January 15 to save 25%. Featured
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011
    [Blog] Infographic: Is it Time to Consider SEO Automation?
    If you use a CRM to track your sales or contact lists, a few automation tools can even automatically correlate specific keywords to leads coming in from your blog contact form and eventual revenue. That kind of information makes it possible for you to make smart choices about what niche topics to blog about. For example, if you’re a tech blogger, and you find that every time you blog about 3D TVs you get above average numbers of page views, and many more leads from advertisers, then that might have a strong impact on your content strategy.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010
    [Blog] Twitter, Hope, Aspiration, Ambition and Future
    Another interesting development taking place, and definitely one to watch is Status.net which is an open-source micro-blogging site, but more importantly, an alternative to Twitter. The Role of Twitter And Blogs In Lead Generation For Small And Medium Businesses. Twitter’s new CEO Dick Costolo is working on a self-service ad tool, which will allow smaller businesses to advertise on the site on a smaller scale, letting them take advantage of targeting different possibilities such as location and through location based services. Twitter’s Current Trends. The Upcoming Trends.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2008
    [Blog] A reading list for aspiring knowledge workers. Future Tense:
    Weblog columns [select a blog]. Corante Blog]. About this blog. BNET Blogs - HRs Brand New Experience. The HR Blog. Dynamist Blog. Lessig Blog. Blog of Collective Intelligence. Dont Miss The AppGap , a blog on the future of the office and small business. Text Size: this blog. › Online News Blog : Internet News for Internet Business. About Us | RSS | Advertise | Contact Us. Home > Weblog Columns > Future Tense. BETWEEN LAWYERS: technology + culture + law. BRAIN WAVES: neurons, bits & genes. CONTRIBUTORS.
  • JANET FOUTS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Blog] Would you give up your passwords for a job?
    Maybe it’s a mention of a great weekend away on a blog, photos on Facebook, Twitter or Flickr, a video on youtube of you being silly. A recent AP Newswire story tells the tale of one Justin Bassett who was asked by a hiring manager for his user name on Facebook. When she opened the site and saw that his profile was private, she asked him for his password. Bassett refused and withdrew his application, stating that he didn’t want to work for a company that would ask for such personal information. Apparently this is all too common. Some companies are a bit sneakier than others.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
    [Blog] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, An Interview & Gift Wrap Inspiration
    Blogging / Writing. The Blog World eBook – for those who missed Blog World Expo, check out this free ebook on one awesome blogger’s experiences. ways to get traffic to your blog via LinkedIn Answers – great tips for bloggers on LinkedIn. List your blogging related jobs – a new job board for bloggers to list and find opportunities. WordPress plugins for a more user friendly blog plugins for search, print, broken links, breadcrumbs, comments, and site speed. Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup and Blog Post Ideas.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
    [Blog] Can Social Media be Effectively Outsourced? - Jeff Korhan
    Jeff Korhan - New Media and Small Business Marketing Home About Me Working With Me Speaking Favorites Trends Subscribe « How to Start a Blog | Main | Social Media and Small Business Marketing to Older Adults » August 26, 2010 Can Social Media be Effectively Outsourced? BTW, as I mentioned in yesterday's post , I tend to blog about what is going on in my life right now. BTW, as I mentioned in yesterday's post , I tend to blog about what is going on in my life right now. Freshman Student on What Does Your Blog Writing Style Say About You?
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011
    [Blog] The War Against Hopelessness, Lost. Today.
    Ordinarily, I’d “save&# this kind of post for my personal blog. But not today. Today, we lost a man to suicide, and his name is Trey Pennington. His loss is painful, indeed. In fact, it’s angering. It feels hopeless and impossible and like so many things, we wish it could have been prevented had we just seen it. But depression is a wily beast. It is not obvious. It is not kind, nor is it bold. It is not friendly, or social, or like to make itself known in our most intimate circles. Trey, I grieve for you. For your family. The balance is indeed amiss. It wants to win.
  • SOSHABLE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009
    [Blog] Still think social media is a fad?
    Read more on this social media blog. Blast. So, you’re not sold. You still believe that sites like Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace are passing fads that will fall to oblivion by 2010.  While I do believe that some sites will come and go, grow and dissolve, there is zero doubt that social media as a whole will continue to grow to the point that it encompasses most of our daily interactions. It is ever-becoming a more important part of our lives. This video below puts it all into perspective. Thanks to @murnahan for showing it to me and @equalman for making it. Great stuff. * * *.
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011
    [Blog] Radian6 Insights Platform Insight
    One of the topic profiles I set up in my Influencer Account at Radian6 is for my own blog, WebMetricsGuru.com; it had a tie in with Google Analytics Integration as well as topics gleamed from Google Webmastertools, Google Analytics Keyword Referrals and what I know about my own activities at conferences and upcoming book.   I first had to decide how much conversation to filter out (as my initial profile keywords used the keywords that drove traffic to my site, but may have also included conversations that had nothing to do with me). And how good is the gender determination?
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Tips to Stay on Top of LinkedIn
    Have any other things changed like you started a Twitter account, a blog or new website? If you’re not on LinkedIn you should be, and if you are, when was the last time you updated your page? Did you set goals when you first went on, but as time has passed you kind of let it slip a little? You and 131 million of your possible friends are on this site. How many are you connected with? Let’s review some basics and make sure we’re all on track. Profile page - Great place to make a good impression. Have you updated your photo or are you using one from 10 years ago? Be sure to include links.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [Blog] Like, Comment, or Share This
    Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. For every item posted on Facebook, there are three choices for you to do: like, comment, or share. I am creating a social experiment and starting a new Facebook page called Like, Comment, or Share This. It will be a stream of unfiltered things I discover online. Curious? Click here and be a fan. You will see articles, videos, songs, anything that I think you might be inspired to like, comment, or share. Thanks for reading. Related Stories Your Socks Should Match Your Trousers Social Networking In Your Face 3 Decembers of Twitter Data.
  • DIGITAL DIVA  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015
    [Blog] Relaxing in Conwy, eating healthier & preparing for #100daysnospend
    By this weekend, I was itching to get out and do something nice…so with a rare free weekend we grabbed the chance to make an impromptu trip to a hotel I’ve been meaning to visit for a while – The Quay Hotel & Spa in Conwy (North Wales). I’ll post a full blog post about this shortly. Hello 2015! Hope you all had a good New Year? We had a very relaxed one with friends, including delicious food from Happen Upon (mainly because we were all a little hungover and tired from a birthday meal the night before!…worth It was a fab weekend  . Preparing. Eating.
  • DIGITAL DIVA  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014
    [Blog] Christmas Parties Galore!
    She is one of those bloggers that I look at and think “oh wow…you’re pretty much perfect”…she’s very well ‘put together’ and has a great blog. This week I’ve been having lots of fun with Christmas get-togethers and parties. We (well, my husband) cooked for friends… @jamesdowsingreynolds making Crepe Suzette. video posted by Ally Dowsing-Reynolds (@digital__diva) on Dec 12, 2014 at 3:45pm PST. Our friend Liz threw a fab Christmas party called Sing For Your Supper. Just got to wait for them to heal over the next few weeks now.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [Blog] 17 Most Suggested Tools and Accounts for Small Business
    It’s now the standard and market leader in building web sites (with or without blogs). LinkedIn – Potential keeps rising, newest add-ons are spotlighting a particular portion of your company and  full blog-like writing component for profiles. Many small business owners work from wherever they are sitting or standing at any given moment. Recently, we shared our 29.5 Most Suggested Mobile Apps to Small Business Owners  for those in constant motion. The The tools and accounts shared here are for those stationary works areas – the desktops at home and work.
  • STEPHEN P SMITH  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
    [Blog] Parsing Social Media Networks in Two Dimensions
    The In Context Blog. The Premium Content [link] for 7 August is all about how I have been using various Social Networks & how you can analyze your own use. Changes are  coming. I am going to do an experiment with editing my audiences in Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter, the point being that not all content is appropriate for each of those audiences. If we become disconnected here it is likely that we remain connected on a different platform. encourage you to take a look at what is on each “channel” and decide for yourself what is going to be most appropriate. link].
  • STEPHEN P SMITH  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Blog] 2011 Survey
    My intention for this blog is for it to be a channel for helping people learn about improving their Productivity skills and practices in order to have a better life. In order to better serve this audience and community I would like to ask that you take a few minutes to complete a short survey. have a lot of ideas and areas of focus that I would love to address, but I need your help in orienting ourselves in the right direction. Business Development and Personal Development go hand-in-hand and I want to make sure that I am offering the best return on the time that you invest here.
  • STEPHEN P SMITH  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010
    [Blog] Housekeeping Note : : …words
    Archives Select Month September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 Recommendation The Authority Blogger course is an invaluable way to learn more about blogging for your business, whether you are a Fortune 500 company, a small business, or an entrepreneur. Have a great day! What is this RSS? Tired.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Blog] GoDaddy Released Personally Identifiable Information To Spammer Without Permission
    Here’s her blog post showing all of the information and where she explains what happened: [link]. Now this is bizarre. But apparently GoDaddy is being accused of releasing personally identifiable information (a woman’s email address) to someone who she’s accusing of being a spammer. And GoDaddy apparently released her email address to the spammer after she filled out an abuse complaint. The spammer wanted to know who had complained about their website, so GoDaddy gave them her email address. Of course, without permission. Marketing Foo
  • PAMORAMA  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010
    [Blog] 50 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits
    pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 50 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits by Pam Dyer on January 27, 2010 Share Thanks to their member-driven nature, nonprofits came early to the social-media party. Because nonprofits are so deeply invested in relationships, many were early adopters of online community and social networking tools. Chad Norman , manager of the Internet Marketing team at Blackbaud , compiled this excellent overview of the tactics and tools that nonprofits can use to support their goals. Don’t have a marketing plan?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015
    [Blog] 4 Marketing Lessons From the Creator Movement
    He told a story about a woman who told him that sometimes she doesn’t read his blog posts but shares his content regardless. If you haven’t noticed, the creators movement is in full swing, with new developments from YouTube , Snapchat , Vessel , and more. With the proliferation of text and user preference toward visual and audio-based content, the highly connected user bases of the big social networks, and trust in peers vs. companies, I have no doubt as to why the creators movement is taking off. There are many lessons that marketers can learn about the new class of creators.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Blog] Subscribe to “Optimal Play”, The First Social Business Newsletter for Decision Makers and Executives
    The top blog posts every month from Social Business Adviser will be showcased and linked to, meaning you can get the digest of the most popular social business topics every month. think there are a few things which make our newsletter unique and hence reasons why you should subscribe: Going to be focused on addressing issues that we are hearing from decision makers and executives at organizations. We will cover relevant industry news, updates, and events. We will be adapting the newsletter and the content based on the feedback that readers give us. The newsletter is 100% free.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
    [Blog] Leak Corporate Data, Get Caught, Get Fired.
    So the full-on e-mailing of an internal memo to a blog was a big breach indeed. Since Jobs' return, official leaks have practically been extinguished, and violating blogs and anonymous commenters have been sued. Access to key people is a major reason why some blogs get traction and others don't. After an "anonymous loyal reader" tipped Business Insider on Tuesday to an internal memo from Google saying the company was rewarding employees with both a cash bonus and a raise, news broke Wednesday that the leaker, a Google employee, had been tracked down within hours, and fired.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
    [Blog] 13 Writing Rules to Ignore for Becoming a Legendary Content Creator
    Blogging is about developing a voice as a company or personal brand online, and opening up conversations between consumers and companies. Not only are traditional conclusions uncommon in great content marketing, there’s reason to believe they could be a terrible idea for your business blog. For more insight on how to end your content marketing with a bang, check out Top Writing Tips to Infuse Your Blog with Stickiness. 5. When I first started writing, it took me 10 million hours to complete a single blog post. Have 5 Sentences per Paragraph. Write Formally.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Blog] Why Link Building Is Still Important
    In the last couple of years you’ve likely heard a lot about link building, guest blogging, and Google algorithms. A lot of it is true, but a lot of it is based on false information. By the way, “articles” refers to blog posts too. Some people are saying link building is dead – or close to it. Nothing can be further from the truth. While Google has changed the way it ranks web pages, and that includes the value it places on links, link building is far from dead. And since links are important, link building is important. That needs to come to an end.
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Blog] Facebook Ads: Do They Work?
    The Facebook Page for my personal blog is certainly popular enough, but what would I really offer? There are many ways to market your business website. You can do so through paid search, print ads or outdoor advertising, just to name a few. Broadcasting you business name, products, services or brand has never been easier. just didn’t have many clients willing to play along. A few weeks ago though, I received a free Facebook advertising opportunity after my Page reached a certain number of “Likes.” ” At first I too was stumped. What did I get you ask? A lot! The
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Blog] Groupon Responds to Super Bowl Ad Complaints
    Groupon CEO Andrew Mason responded to the backlash on Twitter and Facebook about Groupon’s  &# Tibet&# Super Bowl ad via the Groupon Blog: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwgYqIZUtZ0. viewer named Vinod posted on the Groupon blog in response to Mason’s explaination: I know what you were trying to convey, but you had 2 problems. xwgYqIZUtZ0. We take the causes we highlighted extremely seriously – that’s why we created this campaign in partnership with many hallmark community organizations, for whom we’re raising money at  SaveTheMoney.org. Facebook removed the campaign in 2009.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Blog] Tweet This! Top Tips Behind Successful Social Media Campaigns
    All those buttons next to your site’s blog posts and articles allow users to share content across their networks. To do this right, try syndicating every new blog post via social media. Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a successful social media campaign? You know, the ones that grab a reader’s attention from the start, with videos going viral while spawning memorable Internet memes? The ones where everyone is re-tweeting a creative image or story, tagged with the brand’s logo or other identifying characteristics? Get Your Social Media Names Secured.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008
    [Blog] Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective
    Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on eLearning Trends. Mostly, this is just trying to stay abreast of what is going on. I do this normally by skimming lots of magazines, newsgroups and blogs. When appropriate, instead of blog or tree, use blogs and trees. As Ive shifted towards reading a more diverse set of resources (primarily blogs and discussion groups), Ive come to realize that I get more relevant diverse and deeper information from these sources. Any new blog that hasnt produced anything of use in a month is going to get the boot from me. eLearning 2.0.
  • JUGNOO  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Blog] Facebook Ads – Some Thumbs Up, Some Down
    Facebook Ads – Some Thumbs Up, Some Down originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Facebook Ads – Some Thumbs Up, Some Down appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. Orginally Facebook promoted their advertising platform as having an algorithm that translated likes into real ad preferences, giving the advertiser the option of laser-targeting marketing campaigns. Facebook also offers  retargeting , as well as  custom audiences (demographic and interest-based profiling).
  • JUGNOO  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
    [Blog] Twitter Manager Tools – Compare!
    originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. When it comes to managing your Twitter account, there is a plethora of offerings, some free, some not. And because everyone has an opinion, here is a collection of  lists for Twitter manager, Twitter client, and Twitter management tools. Underneath are each “best of” list author preambles… 66 Twitter Tools You Should Know About  (2013). 2013 Best Twitter Client Comparisons and Reviews.
  • JUGNOO  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013
    [Blog] PinLeague Serves Up Great Pinterest Data
    PinLeague Serves Up Great Pinterest Data originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post PinLeague Serves Up Great Pinterest Data appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. Pinterest Web Analytics are only available to companies with a verified web site, and they aren’t very comprehensive. PinLeague has shown up to fill in the gaps. Pinterest has 70 million users who vote for brands, products, and other online content. As we dug in deeper, we began to see rapid success on Pinterest.
  • JUGNOO  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Blog] Kill Social Media Content Clutter with This Secret Weapon
    Kill Social Media Content Clutter with This Secret Weapon originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Kill Social Media Content Clutter with This Secret Weapon appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. Along with all the updates, retweets, self promotion, and other social media content clutter, it’s always nice to find a good story. good story educates, draws you in, is shareable, and most of all, resonates emotionally. The average person has a 5% recall. Manage the Process.
  • JUGNOO  |  FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013
    [Blog] ‘Get Real’ with Social Media Management
    ‘Get Real’ with Social Media Management originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post ‘Get Real’ with Social Media Management appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. Get real. Authentic customer service works when it comes to social media management. We’ve all seen social media go disastrously awry. Tweet posted from the wrong account. manager’s rant filmed and uploaded to YouTube. simple mistake or typo that altered the entire context of a comment. Don’t. Be sincere.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Blog] Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Intuit, Part Three: Cultural and.
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Intuit, Part Three: Cultural and Organizational Shifts View Comments July 15th, 2010 This is part three in a multi-part series on how Intuit is implementing Enterprise 2.0 blog comments powered by Disqus Connect with me Subscribe to Social Media RSS RSS About Jacob Email Me Jacob Morgan is the Principal of Chess Media Group , a social business consultancy that works with medium and enterprise companies on developing Enterprise 2.0, successful.
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
    [Blog] Things @Tom_Peters and others will TEACH you on TWITTER – NEW BOOK #FriedTwitterTales #socbiz
    highly encourage you to read the whole thing, but a quick summary can be found on his blog. Recently, our friend and colleague Tim Fargo (@ alphabetsuccess ) released an exciting e-book titled Fried Twitter Tales. The collection, which is available for free download here , compiles the experiences of various business professionals as they learned to navigate Twitter over the past several years. It’s a fascinating look at how a platform with such a simple premise—140-character tweets—can facilitate such a wide variety of experiences and exchanges. FOR EWORD by David C.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2014
    [Blog] Stop Shopping
    Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. I know this will sound like blasphemy to people who enjoy shopping — but let’s face the facts: the gifts you give your family and friends are things you think they want but are most likely things they do not need. Thus the question to ask yourself is why give something your recipient does not need? Even gift cards are bad because you assume the person wants something from that store. You have four choices if you must give a gift: 1. Give cash. Let the person buy what s/he needs. 2. Donate. Do nothing. Thanks for reading. Media
  • TWITIP  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2010
    [Blog] Getting Real Followers Rather than Other Marketers
    It would have been very easy to fall into the trap of endless marketing messages and links back to the blog. will use them and post your Information on my Blog. Im also using my blog name as my twitter user name too. January 20, 2010 Norma Joy @womanbehappier I just got started on Twitter with my new blog. I was wondering how to start finding followers who were actual people who would be interested in reading what I write about, instead of companies who only want to sell me something. It reminded me of a room full of salesmen trying to sell each other cars. Thanks.
  • STAY N' ALIVE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012
    [Blog] Moving Forward From My "Mormon Moment"
    For varying reasons including a family of 8, I felt I could accomplish more in this role, and could still on the side keep the efforts I have with SocialToo , this blog , my books, and my training courses on Pluralsight. As some of you may be aware, I have spent the last, almost 3 years, helping to grow Social Media in what some have perceived as very much a pioneering role for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My, thanks to the work of many, have we accomplished a lot since then! In many ways, in a time that pre-dates Romney's run for President, the Church was too.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Blog] The Digital Marketing Streams Of 2013
    Examples of content can be blog articles, infographics, tools, videos etc. Over the past couple years there’s been a huge increase in the amount of buzz surrounding certain types digital marketing. Companies are spending more money now on key digital marketing streams than ever before and it’s clear that this is only the beginning. 3 of those key components are as follows. Social Media Marketing. As a business owner, social media allows you to connect with your customers on a much more personal level as the primary purpose for social media is for friends and family. Mobile Marketing.
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