JEFF KORHAN | MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
[Blog] A Versatile QR Code Generator
Just use the Google search in the right column on this blog for QR codes. . For more, mark your calendar for February 7th to catch a comprehensive article that I wrote for Social Media Examiner , one of the top blogs for small business marketing. That's right, the monetary investment is practically nil. So, don't let this one pass you by. I have published a number of articles on QR codes right here on JeffKorhan.com. While you are there, check out some of my other guest posts. In the meantime, I'd like to share a resource that I believe you are going to like. Say no more.
SOSHABLE | THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
[Blog] Top 10 Social Media Tips & Predictions For 2014
Blogging will become a greater digital monster. From a creative standpoint, blogging is ideal for talking about certain subjects, giving one’s take on the matter in a way that is as level as possible. It goes without saying that social media seems to shift at a moment’s notice. This may not mean much for those who utilize Facebook, Twitter and pages of that nature for leisurely purposes but what about those who wish to expand their digital presences? What if they want to help themselves or their brand become noticed? Expect certain networks to gain attention.
SOCIALNOMICS | THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
[Blog] Top 5 Social Media Tools Companies Use
Cool integration with Google Reader for blog influence too! We all know the three most popular social media apps in our toolkit are: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. But what else are companies using to have an edge and be more efficient and productive in their social media efforts? How are they actually Tweeting? How are they monitoring? Here are five tools that were found to be popular and widely used among brands and businesses! A. Cotweet. Companies that use it: Whole foods. Price: Standard for $600 or $1500/month for the Enterprise Edition (unlimited users, unlimited accounts).
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
[Blog] Need Help With The Google Disavow Tool?
Marie Haynes has given us help with this tricky subject on the Moz Blog. Google’s Disavow Tool is like a sharp implement — if you don’t use it correctly, it makes you bleed. There are definitely times when that sharp tool is what needs to be used, however. Small Business Mavericks looked at the disavow link tool when it came out a couple of years ago. Guide To Using Google’s Disavow Tool. Your Start-To-Finish Guide To Using Google’s Disavow Tool walks us through the whole process in reasonable, logical steps. Why Use A Sharp Tool That Can Cause Damage?
JUGNOO | THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013
[Blog] Facebook Analytics: Ferrari Wins Engagement War
Facebook Analytics: Ferrari Wins Engagement War originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Facebook Analytics: Ferrari Wins Engagement War appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. For Facebook analytics fans, SimplyMeasured has published a report on how some of the top 100 brands use Facebook. Facebook posts of over 250 characters average less engagement.”. Large brand activity on Facebook looks like this: 98% have Facebook brand accounts. 83% do 3+ posts per week. 60% do 7+ posts per week.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
[Blog] Use Social Media to Drive Local Traffic for Lawyers
According to this blog post from Search Engine Land, 74 percent of consumers use a Facebook brand page as the desired format for following a brand. Update your Facebook page with your operating hours, contact info, quality content from your blog, local events and activities you’re sponsoring, local prize giveaways, and much more to draw locals to your site. For example, this blog post from Bohn Law would be great to “pin”. Traditional local marketing for law firms includes sponsoring local events, advertisements at movie theaters, and handing out items at parades. Facebook.
NOWSOURCING | MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008
[Blog] The New Social Media Democracy
You can find Mark’s full Bio on his personal blog at marksblog.org. In the long game, social media does indeed offer significant value through allowing smaller blogs to be noticed, enabling the cream of the blogosphere to rise to the top more quickly, and effectively democratising the media industry by allowing readers to determine what gets attention based on merit, instead of allowing editors to decide this for them. believe that blogs will represent a crucial media battleground in the coming years. Are blogs which do not appeal to social media still viable?
DIGITAL DIVA | MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
[Blog] Frock Swap: H&M Floral Dress
Now, if you take a look at Char’s blog you’ll see that she’s got a gorgeous slim figure. I’m a few sizes bigger than her and whilst I think this is a larger size for her, I still could not get my ample, ummm, bosoms into the dress. You might remember that I’m taking part in Frock Swap 2015 with some other fab bloggers. The deal is we all pick an item of clothing and an accessory that we’ve run out of steam with an send it on to the bloggers in our frock swap group. She sent me a floral dress from the H&M garden range and a black hat from Primark.
DIGITAL DIVA | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014
[Blog] Eating at Salvos Salumeria and loving other people’s style
…and blog. Hey all. How’s your week been? This weekend, we went to the opening of Leeds Dock , saw Lee Evans at Leeds Arena (who finished with his famous Bohemian Rhapsody – yay!) and caught up with lots of house chores. During the week, myself and a couple of friends grabbed lunch at Salvos Salumeria each week and this week their pasta was particularly good! Andrew had the vegetarian option (basil pesto, greens and cherry toms) and I went for the ‘carne’ version – fennel sausage with nduja and peas. Just writing this is making me hungry!
SCOTT GOULD | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010
[Blog] A Conversation With Me and Andrew Pickering
This thought comes from Scott Gould 's thinking blog for thinking people. I had the pleasure last month of having a conversation with Professor Andrew Pickering from Exeter University, on the subject of “ where do good ideas come from? . The conversation was the latest in a range of interviews at Imperica, a smart new project by the renowed Paul Squires which “tracks a number of disciplines, wraps them all together, finds the interesting angles, then talks to the people behind them.. When I was an undergraduate, it was 10% of the population. Now, the target is 50%.
SCOTT GOULD | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010
[Blog] B2B & Social Media: Provide A Solution
This thought comes from Scott Gould 's thinking blog for thinking people. You’ve probably heard at one point or another the question “does Social Media work for B2B? Perhaps you’re even asking it yourself. One of the main things that helped with me this is a post by Dan Blank called “ Creating Interest vs Providing Solutions from late last year. Dan says a number of pertinent things in this post, my favourite being: If you can’t properly monetize 18 million unique visitors a month, how will another 5 million help clarify the way forward?
THE NEW STRATEGIST | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
[Blog] For Auld Lang Syne - 5 Resolutions to Help Make Social Media Better
Did someone comment on your blog? Forget those stereotypical resolutions like losing weight, learning ballroom dance, joining a book club, or taking up piano lessons. This year you can make a real difference by choosing one of these simple, easy-to-follow resolutions that will make unicorns dance, kittens smile, and rainbows shoot out of your ears. 1 - I will never send a Twitter Auto-DM from this moment forward. The auto-DM was a bad idea from day 1. People still do it. Doing stuff to raise your Klout score only benefits you. Really? Where do I know you from? Who ARE you? Answer. Reply.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
[Blog] YouTube Killed the TV Star: Why Online Video Marketing is Essential for Marketers in 2012
Comment on this blog, on Twitter at hashtag #AwarenessSMM, on Facebook at Social Media Marketing Best Practices, or LinkedIn at the Social Media Marketing Mavens Group. No other tool in your marketing toolbox delivers the bang-for-your-buck like video content. From our ebook Biggest Social Marketing and New Media Predictions for 2012 , Jay Baer , social media strategist, coach, speaker and all-around good guy, shared that 2012 will be “the explosion in short-form multimedia, as companies start to truly embrace video and mobile photography.” We think yes, and here’s four reasons why: 1.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
[Blog] Content Marketing: Have a Strategy and Be Relevant
Today we have a guest blog post from Rosemarie Ascherl, PR Foreman at Sonnhalter, discussing content marketing. Content marketing should be part of all B2B [and B2T] business’s overall marketing strategy. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend a fabulous week of learning and motivation when I attended the 2013 Content Marketing World Summit at the Cleveland Convention Center. Content marketing’s purpose is to attract and retain customers by consistently creating and curating relevant and valuable content with the intention of changing or enhancing consumer behavior.
JACOB MORGAN | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010
[Blog] My Thoughts on the Enterprise 2.0 Conference
Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER My Thoughts on the 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, If you enjoy traveling be sure to check out Jacobs travel blog. Conference View Comments June 16th, 2010 Today is the last day of the Enterprise 2.0 thought that for E2.0 initiatives.
WWW.SOCIALMEDIAEXPLORER.COM | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2010
[Blog] BuzzStream Next Must-Have Software For PR Professionals
Visit a blog or media site. Other posts by Jason Falls Did you enjoy this blog post? If so, then why not: Leave Comment Below | Subscribe To This Blog | Sign Up For Our Newsletter | Susan Gosselin Jason-- Great post. As a blog that we look to for best practices on social media marketing and blogger relations, it's particularly gratifying to read this on Social Media Explorer. clicked the "beta invite form" link on your blog and just went where it took me, which must have been on the linkbuilding side of things, not the BuzzStream for PR and Social media.
SOCIAL WAYNE | FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015
[Blog] Anonymously Ask A Black Person via SMS (ABP) is Back Online – Team, Goals, Features and Task List
After posting about my weekend hack about Anonymously Ask A Black Person via SMS. I’ve received another couple thousand page views on the blog post, numbers of tweets saying it was awesome and dozens of request to keep Anonymously Ask A Black Person up and running. The blog post, “ How and Why I built “Anonymously Ask A Black Person” SMS platform that reached almost 10,000 page views & removed from Product Hunt in 48 hours with Twilio ” was viewed over 2500 times in two days. Blog post about ADP is back on socialwayne.com. Well, that was unexpected.
VIPER CHILL | MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
[Blog] Announcement: The Most Requested ViperChill Feature Yet
There are over 1,000 customers now for Cloud Blogging and Cloud Living combined which – besides being awesome – is a huge challenge as a one man operation when it comes to offering support. I’ll be deleting this post in a day or two as I just want to make a quick announcement. literally reply to hundreds of emails every week, as do the two people who are helping me with support, but we simply can’t keep going at the rate we are much longer. For that reason, I’ve created a support forum for all ViperChill products, which you can find over here. Thank you!
CONVINCE & CONVERT | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
[Blog] 9 UX Strategies to Prevent Cart Abandonment (Infographic)
Infographic republished with permission from the Ripen eCommerce blog. According to Ripen eCommerce, $3.38 trillion will be forfeited in abandoned shopping carts globally in 2015. highlight to tweet) To put that in perspective, that’s about $463 for every person around the world. So how can marketers cure their abandonment issues? While retargeting emails should be a no-brainer, a website that is user-friendly and easily navigable will make it harder for shoppers to leave in the first place. Customer Reviews. Solicit reviews via email, and make sure they’re easy to find on your site.
DEVUMI | FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
[Blog] Social Media Optimization: 7 Techniques to Use on ANY Site
Having a blog where you share your expert opinions, ahem, can go a long way to establishing your reputation as you share these stories across social media. My long-time readers know they will get a new article on the Devumi Blog every week on Friday. It is also about what you do on your website, blogs, and other web properties to build up your social channels. The post Social Media Optimization: 7 Techniques to Use on ANY Site appeared first on Devumi Blog. Another angle to this is how you are with helping people. Submit here: https://t.co/FOXmuE8b7h! FOXmuE8b7h!
WWW.DESIGNINGSOCIALINTERFACES.COM | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
[Blog] Main Page - Social Patterns
Home About The Book Patterns Events Designing Social Interfaces Views Page Discussion View source History Personal tools Log in / create account Navigation Main Page Community portal Current events Recent changes Random page Help Search Toolbox What links here Related changes Upload file Special pages Printable version Permanent link Main Page From Social Patterns Jump to: navigation , search #What is this site? Whats a pattern? Contents 1 Social Patterns & Best Practices 1.1 Principles 1.1.1 Fundamental Principles 1.2 Self 1.2.1 Engagement 1.2.2 Identity 1.2.3 Presence 1.2.4 Reputation 1.3
GET SOCIAL PR | FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012
[Blog] UNLOCKING VALUE AND PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES
Anyone reading this blog know this. Tweet It’s not news that people are using social technology. It is changing how we live and communicate, giving voice to the voiceless. But what a new McKinsey Report report reveals is what business are discovering about knowledge workers using social technology. It’s making them more productive by streamlining communication and collaboration, lowering silo walls and redrawing enterprise boundaries. Here are a few other statistics from the report: Estimates suggest there are more than 1.5 billion social network users worldwide. Opinion
JACOB MORGAN | FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
[Blog] Lessons Learned from Cubetree; an Enterprise Social Software Company
Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Lessons Learned from Cubetree; an Enterprise Social Software Company View Comments January 22nd, 2010 I had the opportunity to speak with the CEO of Cubetree last night and one of the things we talked about were some of the lessons Cubetree has learned over the past 2 years of being in business. I first became acquainted with Cubetree at the Enterprise 2.0 If you enjoy traveling be sure to check out Jacobs travel blog. Conference in San Francisco where they won a best-in-show award.
SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
[Blog] Gin and Topics: Lollipops, Donkeys, and Misrepresentations
Sometime in the next week or so I’ll pull together what I think about it and write a blog post. It’s Friday! And it’s the weekend before Halloween, which means you have today and tomorrow to get your pumpkin entry in on our Facebook wall. I saw some of the prizes yesterday and I may have to enter myself! They’re goooood! We’ll be announcing the winners on Monday. So do that sometime before midnight on Saturday and read (and watch) Gin and Topics right now. 5. SNL Honors Steve Jobs; Skewers Netflix and Facebook. Prostitue Turned Into Donkey. His defense?
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
[Blog] Applying Social Storytelling to Strategic Online Fundraising
follow up to the Summit will be posted on the Inspiring Generosity blog. This is a preview of tomorrow’s Millennial Donors Summit presentation on “Connecting with Social Media at 11:30. There is still time to register for the telesummit! Join us! The fundamental skill of social is applying traditional relationship development savoir faire in the media. Meaning, the tools are the tools, but the actual interaction between people should be the focus for those seeking to cultivate donors. The message here? How you use the tools is the issue. Friends or family endorsement 2.
SOCIAL WAYNE | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
[Blog] Day 14: People of color impacting the social web – Faye Anderson – #29DaysofDiversity
Website/Blog: [link]. Her blog, Anderson@Large, is included in the Harvard University Web Archive Collection, “Capturing W omen’s Voices.”. As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph. Twitter: @andersonatlarge.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014
[Blog] Free Assessment – Let’s Find Out How the World Sees You
Today is the six-year anniversary of the Convince & Convert blog. Since 2008, this blog and the community that surrounds it has grown from me and my Mom, to hundreds of thousands of marketers and businesspeople from all corners of the world. It’s been an amazing ride, and I thank every one of you for your support. But really, WHO ARE YOU? I don’t know, and I’m not sure YOU know. Here’s a 100% free way ($37 value) to find out in a just a couple of minutes. can take the amazing How The World Sees You personality assessment for free. Go to: [link] 2.
CREATIVE RAMBLINGS | MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
[Blog] 5 great articles you may have missed (July 29 – August 4, 2013)
Every week, I share my favorite social media articles from around the blogosphere on Creative Ramblings. Here is my list for July 29 – August 4, 2013: From Flop to Success, How Brand Tweaking Saved This Company by Greg Connolly (Young Entrepreneur) 6 Ways To Irritate A Journalist Or Blogger And Blow Your Chance At Big Time Exposure by Christine OKelly (DashBurst) Are We Really That Obsessed with the ROI of Social Media? magazine, Flipboard magazine, and Google+ Community. Any articles you have read and liked recently? Share the links in the comment section below.
DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE | TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
[Blog] Need some one-on-one direction?
Note: In almost five years of blogging, I’ve never done anything like this before. So in broad terms, I try to answer some of them on the blog – thinking others may be wondering the same thing. No, I can’t get specific about someone’s business or precise problem, but it feels like I am helping a little. An Eight Week Jumpstart To Exploding Your Business. And I probably won’t do it again for quite awhile after today. But I keep getting requests and thought this was the best way to serve the need. …… Is this your opportunity? would love to answer them all.
FIREBELLY | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
[Blog] 3 Easy Ways To Make Your Facebook Page More Welcoming
Categories Adam Small adam Yale Alyson Ahrns Analytics Ari Herzog Beth Harte Blog Blog Development Blog Indiana Blogging Branding Brochure Buzz Camper Van Beethoven CD Chris Brogan CMS Content Convergence conversations Cracker Craig Donato Dana Todd David Evans David Hoppe David Lowery Death of the Brochure Design Digital Agency Digital Dirt Duncan Alney Elf Yourself email Emanuel Rosen Facebook Firebelly Marketing French Maids G.P. You're not in the social space to turn people away afterall. Make the default view for your wall posts by you and your fans.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
[Blog] 6 Parts of Your Company That Should be Listening to Social Conversations
————– This is the fourth in a 7-week blog post series covering themes included in The NOW Revolution: 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter, and More Social - my new book with Amber Naslund , debuting February 1 ( pre-order now and win prizes! ). How to Use Blog Lists for Your Social Media Strategy (Danny Brown). “Once upon a time, customer contact was centralized around the switchboard, and the phone was the preferred method for communication between companies and customers. Now, the calls are coming through online, via the social phone.”.
NOWSOURCING | MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
[Blog] Chicken Suits, Killer Dust Bunnies & Branding: Why Good Content Is Crap
Outspoken bloggers and popular blogs have this down to an art form. Arianna Huffington, Jason Calacanis, and Michael Arrington (to name a few) got filthy stinking rich by using one important tool. Sadly, most website owners have it and never use it. Instead, many site owners hide their Excalibur (or light saber, if that’s more your thing) in a dark corner somewhere and rarely bring it out into daylight. But, if you’re brave enough to fight off the spiders, bats, and killer dust bunnies, you’ll be able to expand and grow your business far beyond its current expectations.
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2009
[Blog] So You Just Graduated and You Want a Job
Talking with these student reminded me of a recent post I did for the PRSA-NCC blog, “ I Just Graduated and I Want a Job in Social Media. So, to help those students I’ve met recently, including: Renee Goldman , Yu-Ching Chiang , Heather Richey , Brooks Cooper , Jen Dryer , Courtney Wilson , Mike Hayes , and many others I’ve met over the last few weeks, I’m reprinting that post here: Are you "digitally prepared" for a job? One way in which I do this is through the strategic use of social media tools like blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
PROBLOGGER | TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
[Blog] Top Three Takeaways from Finding Readers Week: What Can You Do Today to Create Community?
We had discussions about introducing forums, how to get people to read your personal blog, how to drive traffic to a startup blog, and how to create a beautiful blog that people can’t help but share with their friends. She likes to interact with her readers both on the blog and on her Facebook page. Corinne took interacting with her readers to a whole new level when she shared her number-one tip for finding readers – to comment on other people’s blogs. Make blogging and writing a priority. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
DEVUMI | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
[Blog] 3 Pinterest Content Curation Ideas to Help your Brand
The post 3 Pinterest Content Curation Ideas to Help your Brand appeared first on Devumi Blog. Pinterest content curation may just be the easiest way that you increase exposure for your brand, reach relevant new followers, and create streams of information that people come back to again and again. The goal of your social media channels should be to become known as a reliable source of information for your followers. Pinterest content curation helps you do this in an organized fashion, and with a little help from other web users. What exactly is Pinterest content curation? That monkey?”
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
[Blog] Are You Following these 5 Headline Writing Tips for Better SEO Traffic?
There are so many variables to a great blog post. In blogging, there are two big headline goals: Get your viewer to actually read the post. It is amazing how often we can go on blogging without even taking time to consider who our audience really is. The process is simple: when you search for keywords related to your blog topic, Google will automatically suggest alternative terms and phrases that other visitors have used. Too often, we put a lot of our time and effort into the blog post, and forget about the headline. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
ENGAGING BRAND | MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
[Blog] 3 Leadership Qualities of the Social Business Age
Often I talk on this blog about the need for moving from a hierachy based upon command and control to a hierarchy of networks. . To do this we need to develop leadership skills in relation to communication, to linking people to a goal and as we said in this week''s Engaging Brand podcast to helping people achieve their own individual personal transformation. One way to simply look at this is this. This means ensuring that the team leader level understand what the business is wanting to do at a macro level and are passionate about developing followers themselves.
MINDJUMPERS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
[Blog] Getting Your Core Skill Set Ready For Social Media
Tweet Blog post written by Georgina Coates who is Senior Digital Strategist at UK based, integrated communications agency Kindred. Follow George on Twitter @GeorgieC and catch her own social media thoughts at: What’s a Girl to Do? Calling all newbie PR’s – there really is no reason why social media skills are not integrated into your day job. They shouldn’t be seen as specialist tasks, but as an extension to what you do already. Yes, you need to adopt a different approach, but good communicators are skilled at adapting approaches to different outlets.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
[Blog] Why Personalization Is the Next Wave of Content Marketing
He started writing the blog before they even wrote their first line of code for Engagio, which has served as the foundation for their success this early in the game. Quotes From This Episode. “In my experience, a couple or even just one really awesome big rock piece of content ends up being way more valuable than lots of blog posts.” —@jonmiller. Content Before Product. Jon Miller was one of the founders of Marketo, a successful marketing automation software company along the same lines as Infusionsoft, Eloqua, and Hubspot. In This Episode. You wait to see who comes to you.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012
[Blog] Social Media Video 2013
Online connections have valentines falling in love , Stanford researcher says,” Stanford University News, 1 out of 5 is also supported by Match.com Blog. Social Media Video 2013: The concluded election has us looking into 2013 and beyond. The future is all about digital media. You, as supporters and fans of Socialnomics understand this and is why you demanded a revised version of my book Socialnomics and its Social Media Revolution video – the are both finally here! Please enjoy and thanks for all the support. Social Media Video 2013 | Fatboy Slim Music. population.
LOUIS GRAY | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
[Blog] RSS Addicts Welcome Google Reader to Android
Reader's new app on Android is the full experience its users were waiting for, and it's a great option for mobile feed consumption - especially if you want to do two things: first, synchronize your read/unread data from mobile to the desktop, and second, share to your Google Reader link blog. There are also the options to view shares from people you follow, or to explore blogs you might like, based on your other interests. Google Reader has long been the gold standard for feed readers on the desktop. It's been a must-stop destination for me practically every day since 2007.
ENGAGING BRAND | MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
[Blog] Podcast 495 – Selling When You Hate Business Networking
Marni was chosen from anyone who shared this blog post or left an iTunes review for The Engaging Brand. Do you hate networking? Do you find business networking cringe-worthy? John Corcoran of Smart Business Revolution has an amazing story. John has no Ivy League background yet he landed a job as a writer in the Clinton White House at the age of 23. Well, John learned how to become an intentional networker… and now he helps people like me who enjoys business networking when it just happens but feels uncomfortable when you have to ‘make it happen’ We cover. Share.
SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
[Blog] Gin and Topics: The Royal Wedding Edition
And, with that, today’s Gin and Topics focuses solely on blog posts and articles found around the web about, you guessed it, the Royal Wedding ! 5. I told you I’m obsessed! promised Lisa Gerber I’d watch the wedding with her, so I’m DYING right now! cheated a little bit and watched them leave the church and saw the two kisses, but no wedding yet! And come on. Even for you haters (cough, Danny Brown ), you have to admit they look completely and totally in love. And she is drop-dead gorgeous (no, John Falchetto , her sister is not more hot). It’s historical.
DEVUMI | FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015
[Blog] 9 Free Marketing Tools from Google that Anyone Can Use
You can then use your best keywords to create new webpages and blog posts. Including it as part of your blog is a simple way to get more readers, all for free! The post 9 Free Marketing Tools from Google that Anyone Can Use appeared first on Devumi Blog. We all know all about Adwords, Google Drive, and Google Docs as useful free marketing tools from Google. But what else is out there that your marketing team, or you as a solo online marketer, can use to push your agenda forward? No, really! That’s because the two pages are linked. Didn’t see that one coming, did you?
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
[Blog] Social Media Success? It’s More Than Just ‘Likes’
This will include buying Facebook ads or advertising on key blogs. If you judge your business’ social media (SM) success solely on how many likes you can drum up, you’re only looking at a tiny piece of the puzzle. There’s a big disparity when it comes to optimizing your ROI with SM, with a number of marketers jumping full force onto the social media bandwagon, but falling short where it matters most: Actually looking at the data to seeing how successful they are. However, Adobe says that just 12 percent or marketers say they feel “capable” when it comes to measuring SM ROI.
LOUIS GRAY | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
[Blog] AOL: You've Got Brizzly! (And They've Got Your AIM)
The Thing Labs acquisition follows news today that the company also picked up TechCrunch itself , bringing the tech blog titan into the content-focused Web pioneer. It's said often that where there is smoke, there is fire. In early July, I tried to read the smoke signals emanating from Brizzly co-founder Chris Wetherell and investor Mike Hirshland on Twitter about a myterious "buyout offer" and "legalese", incorrectly guessing the social media client was going to be joining up with Foursquare. Brizzly the bear. Follow the Bouncing Ball! Other potential acquirers included Yahoo!
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011
[Blog] Tunisia Teaching Gladwell
The Tunisian revolution was tweeted, YouTubed, Facebooked and blogged , but not here in the United States. Perhaps the most dismissive part of of Malcolm Gladwell’s “ Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted , article was the closure: “A networked, weak-tie world is good at things like helping Wall Streeters get phones back from teen-age girls. Viva la revolución. Tunisia’s recent revolution demonstrates that social media can be a powerful tool purposed by revolutionaries for change. Social media are but tools. Stronger ties are the result.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
[Blog] Google Analytics Social Reports Provide Huge Metrics Edge
You can follow her on Twitter at @lisabarone or find her blogging about her own struggles with voice at VoiceInterrupted.com. Google Analytics Social Reports Provide Huge Metrics Edge is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve been known to spend a few too many minutes trolling Twitter and Facebook on personal time. You have, too. But when it comes to business, I’m not playing around. I’m not on social media to kill time; I’m there to build a business and find my customers. First, let’s be honest.
PUSHING SOCIAL | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
[Blog] How to become the greatest
“I want to average x number of comments on my blog posts. If you are blogging, you are: Sharing your writing in public. Is this what Blog or Twitter greatness is all about? How do you become a “blog great or a “Twitter great? Ask yourself what that would look like to you. Your coming to this website, your reading of the posts that are made available here, signifies something. You want to be great. Maybe you want to be a great blogger. Maybe you want to be a great Twitterer (Tweeter?). Maybe you want to be “the Social Media greatest..
THE WAY OF THE WEB | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
[Blog] Marketing and business books in Amazon’s Kindle Spring Sale
And let me know if there are any marketing, business or technology gems going cheap which I haven’t covered – I’ve found my impulse purchase price to be around the £3 mark, so try and keep recommendations around that price range! I’ve also written about these books in more detail, alongside more general technology and science fiction reading on my personal blog if you want to see everything I managed to buy for less than £10! I’m a firm believer that you should always be learning, and I’ve always been an avid reader. Buffer. TheWayoftheWeb
DIGITAL DIVA | TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
[Blog] Top Fashion Tips and Tricks
I recently found (via top friend Gaby) two fantastic blog posts with some top fashion tips and tricks and I thought I’d share my favourites with you all… Clothing Care. Never put a garment on immediately after ironing, as this can actually cause new wrinkles to form. Instead, let it sit for five minutes to set the press.” — Althea Harper, Designer and Rowenta Brand Ambassador. Spray tights with sticky (read: cheap) hairspray to avoid holes and runs. Use hairspray to remove a lipstick stain.” – Kaelen Haworth, designer, KAELEN. Wearing your clothes well. Shoes.
DIGITAL DIVA | FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014
[Blog] 7 Cardinal Rules For Life
For me, I have so many ideas, but not enough time…so many others seem to have more time to blog. I spotted this in my Facebook newsfeed and although I’m not usually one to pass around these types of things, I found myself agreeing with all the ‘rules’ so much. Definitely something to think about… 1. Make peace with your past, so it won’t disturb the present – It can be hard to move on from your past. I’m now very happily married for a second time, but getting over my first marriage ending was really tough. It’s a good feeling. Smile.
SPIN SUCKS | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
[Blog] Six Reasons Facebook Places Might Just Beat Foursquare
He is a proud dad and lucky husband who enjoys music, photography, and distance racing and can be found blogging about business strategy, communications, parenting, and life in Columbus, Ohio, at nateriggs.com. Guest post by Nate Riggs , owner of Social Media Strategies. Recently I was sitting on a panel at a SMC Columbus event watching another panelist speak about social search. Halfway through, my friend Rocky leans over to me and says: “Google buys up the technologies they want. Facebook just builds them.”. If you think about it, that’s a fairly accurate statement.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
[Blog] How to Make the Most of Tumblr for your Brand
With over 132 million blogs on the site alone, Tumblr’s potential reach is huge. Reblog, comment on or like posts from the blogs you follow & share relevant posts that fit in with your business. When devising your marketing strategy, Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn have long been the first port of call. There may be a missing ingredient, however, another important platform to give your content that extra push. According to Quantcast , the site received over 5.5 billion pageviews in May 2013 alone. Build a Brand Persona. Tumblr is a breeding ground for all things viral.
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
[Blog] Grab Your Ticket for the 2015 ProBlogger Training Event
Attendees not only come from all over the place but come from a wide spectrum of niches (everything from bloggers blogging about Fashion, to Health, to Travel, to Food, to Small Business and much more) and also a wide spectrum of experience levels. We’re brining out Heather B Armstrong from Dooce, Jadah Sellner from Simple Green Smoothies, Pamela Wilson from CopyBlogger and Ruth Soukup from the Elite Blog Academy. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. If you’re thinking of joining us please don’t wait too long and grab yours here. General
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
[Blog] What ComScore Data Tells Us About Google+
Per the advisory, published here and on Danny Brown’s blog , businesses should experiment informally. comScore released a report on Friday examining the demographics of the first 20 million people to join Google+. Some of the statistics were not surprising. American users tend to be from technology centric cities, and the overall user base is 2/3 male with a particularly strong age group of 25-34 years old. What was surprising was the international flavor of Google+. Only 5 million of the 20 million are U.S. based. population (more than 150 million). Update on Google+ for Business.
DIVA MARKETING BLOG | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011
[Blog] Friday Fun: Bathroom BlogFest 2011 Climbing Up!
Where else, but on a series of blog posts, can you combine friendships and creativity to celebrate the Bathroom ? For more fun Bathroom Blogfest drop by Facebook and click into a few BB blog posts! Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain-silly. What do you <3 ? most about the blogosphere? For me, friendships that often find their way to digital collaborations are high on the list. When BBF C.B. Congrats! CB on year six of a fun online event.
BRASS TACK THINKING | FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
[Blog] 8 Must-Dos For Aspiring Writers | Brass Tack Thinking
Write blog post titles. Write private thoughts in a journal or comments on a blog. Be Accountable to Something Friends, a book deadline, a regular blog posting schedule. And when you screw that up, like I did recently with my blog schedule, don’t wallow and use that to give yourself permission to slack. But if you hope to make a living in any way related to your writing – be it a blog or a book or articles in a business magazine – get over it. Elizabeth King´s last blog. Elizabeth King´s last blog. But get. Words.
WWW.IDEALOG.COM | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
[Blog] Aggregation and curation: two concepts that explain a lot about digital change
Bookmark It: Permalink for Aggregation and curation: two concepts that explain a lot about digital change Back to blog Nico Flores Very good post. blog comments powered by Disqus « Serious thoughts about the business (published by Barnes & Noble) Why publishers need to understand brand » Go Back | Top The Idea Logical Co. Consulting | Speeches | Clients | Baseball | About Us | Blog | Contact | HomeAggregation is one of the core concepts of content presentation and commercialization. Aggregation without curation is, normally, not very helful. Or they could.
TWITIP | FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
[Blog] Opt Out of Auto-DMs Using Social Oomph
blog at The Mogul Mom & help mom entrepreneurs grow their business without breaking the bank OR their spirit. Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Heather Allard @heathall MOM of 3 kids + @TheDudeDog. So, for those of you who hate them and unfollow tweeps who send them, Social Oomph has a super quick and easy way to opt out of auto-DMs. 1. Head over to www.socialoomph.com 2. On the left side, click on “ DM Opt Out 3. Follow @OptMeOut 5.
JACOB MORGAN | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
[Blog] Managing Information: Email Vs a Collaboration Platform
Collaboration platforms empower employees to be more self-sufficient without having to rely on email for everything but that’s probably a topic for another blog post. At a recent client workshop the topic of information flow came up. Basically the discussion was around how information is handled via email versus how it is handled via a collaboration platform. The issue was that if a collaboration platform sends notifications for every action, every activity, and every comment that someone creates then doesn’t that actually make the email problem worse?
WEB METRICS GURU | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010
[Blog] Present and Future themes – 2011 Predictions
Tumblr is becoming successful because it combines the best of self expression (Facebook and blogging platforms) with the best of curation (Twitter and RSS), and seems to have stumbled into a second-order social interest graph to boot. In RIM’s case, I sense that a “platform collapse , as the author of the blog post calls it, is a real possibility in the next year or two. Might as well join them (even though both will surely release their 2011 predictions more formally in the next week or two). Since its inception, the web has presented us with a discovery problem.
WEB METRICS GURU | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
[Blog] Moving Forward
While I have been known primarily online for my WebMetricsGuru blogging, for the past 14 months I was also working with the New York offices of WCG (a San Francisco based marketing communications company). It has been a pleasure to work with WCG, and to be able to do so while writing Social Media Analytics [.]. Web Analytics WebMetricsGuru Inc
BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008
[Blog] Connecting 2 the World: New skills for the workplace
blogs, wikis, etc.). Subscribe to this blog. Blog Archive. How did I get here (blogging). Education, the knowledge society, the global market all connected through technology and cross-cultural communication skills are what this blog and I am all about. hope through this blog to both guide others and travel myself across disciplines, borders, theories, languages, and cultures in order to create connections to knowledge around the world. Growing Change Learning Blog. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Connecting 2 the World. Monday, June 2, 2008.
DIVA MARKETING BLOG | MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011
[Blog] The Winner of Diva Marketing MNS Sponsored Branding Tip Contest Is.
Chelsea Aures @chelseaaures. Congrats! Congrats! and toss of a pink boa to Chelsea. The Challenge : Provide a tip on how to use social media to support branding ~ Social Media Changes the Branding Game post. . Our guest judge was BL Ochman of Whats Next? BL's reason for her decision ~ Constant self-promoting is transparent. If you've been a useful and helpful part of the online community, people are much more likely to cut you a break when there is a problem. There has to be some level of communication involved in social media. Guess Dr4Ward (Bill Ward) is doing some right in his class!
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
[Blog] Overcoming Blogger Fright
These statements—and others like them—are pretty typical sentiments that I hear from many new bloggers whose main barrier to blogging comes down to self-doubt, shyness or … Blogger Fright. It strikes me most when I meet in real life a person who has been reading my blogs. suspect that if I didn’t have the feelings there’d be a danger: I’d be blogging without boundaries or consideration of personal safety/privacy. Most bloggers become more comfortable with the public nature of blogging over time. Find a blog buddy. Take your time.
DIGITAL DIVA | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
[Blog] RMK Cleansing Balm – My favourite cleanser
I’ve been meaning to write a blog post about RMK Cleansing Balm for a while now… I’ve been using it for a few months and it’s by far my favourite cleanser. Birchbox gave me a sample (which actually lasted ages!) in one of their beauty boxes and I immediately fell in love with the it. It smelt… well, old fashioned! The rose scent isn’t what I’d usually go for, but maybe I immediately liked it because it smelt like something that would have been in my Nana’s beauty cabinet. Applying RMK Cleansing Balm. Afterwards my skin feels really soft!
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
[Blog] Write for Soshable (because it’s about the people)
We’ll still be hounding social media freshness like no other, but we want this blog to focus particularly on the people of social media. We will still be posting tips, analysis, infographics, and commentary, but there are plenty of blogs out there who hang on every move that Facebook or Twitter make. Things are changing at Soshable. For nearly 4 years, we’ve tried to bring the latest news, deep analysis, tips, and features about what’s happening in the world of social media. Today, we’re heading in a different direction. We’re talking about you.
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.
TREY PENNINGTON | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
[Blog] Finding hidden treasure in the data you might be ignoring
Pay attention to those new friends for two weeks by retweeting the retweetable and sharing some of their blog posts. As marketers, we EXPECT to find valuable insight in the data we pay attention to. We constantly scan for the infamous “signal and vigorously reject the “noise. Social monitoring expert Nathan Galliatt says there’s buried treasure in the noise. Social media, and especially Twitter, is often belittled because of the high noise ratio. It’s quite easy to use HootSuite, TweetDeck, or Seesmic as prospecting tools to find the treasure.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
[Blog] Social Media Video 2013
Online connections have valentines falling in love , Stanford researcher says,” Stanford University News, 1 out of 5 is also supported by Match.com Blog. Social Media Video 2013: The future is all about digital media. You, as supporters and fans of Socialnomics understand this and is why you demanded a revised version of my book Socialnomics and its Social Media Revolution video – the are both finally here! Please enjoy and thanks for all the support. Social Media Video 2013 | New Music. Social Media Video 2013 | Fatboy Slim Music. Social Media Statistics 2013 from Video.
COVISIO | TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
[Blog] The ROI of the $3000 Podcast
Home About this Blog About Me My Comments Elsewhere RSS Covisio Syndicate Subscribe in a reader About Me Alex - Alexandros Poulos is Covisios Managing Director and co-founder. Alex is the main contributor of the On the Scene marketing blog. Study your participant’s blogs, articles, presentations etc. Close by providing links to the participant’s blog, notifying the audience of the participant’s books or publications, asking the audience to connect with the participant via twitter, letting everyone know where the participant will be speaking next, etc.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
[Blog] 5 Social Media Distractions
Ironic, given that most of these conversations seek to reduce the barriers between the top and middle tiers of blogging voices. When there are more choices and conversations to spend time on, one can easily become distracted. Social media as an industry has created many distractions — some of which are enjoyable, some not — that can easily cause one to lose focus. This makes time prioritization and good decision making a critical skill set. Here are five social media items that in hindsight have been personal distractions: 1) The A-List. Image by eric van der eijk. So what?
DIRECT MARKETING OBSERVATIONS | THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010
[Blog] The Ideal Skillset for a New Hire for an Agency
The ability to write a blog post with tags, links and proper attributes. Know how to comment on a blog and why. Know how to post a blog post and where. I made a comment earlier to someone that it is really hard to find someone or people that have depth and breadth across the board. In fact this exact discussion took place at Social South late in the Summer by a pretty smart group of folks worth following on Twitter. The group included Scott Schablow , Tom Martin , Jason Falls , David Griner , Beth Harte and myself. What types of skills are needed? Soft listening skills.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
[Blog] A Pinteresting Story
Users create a board (it can be anything from cool pictures of cats to the most fascinating business Blogs) and as you come across pieces of content online (and it can be text, images, audio or video), you "pin" the content (which is done by installing a "pin it" button on your web browser's toolbar). Tags: business blog. That Facebook IPO. With rumors swirling of Facebook 's pending IPO (and the billions at play that go along with it), it does seem like the most opportune time for the online social networking behemoth to go public. That Pinterest thing. Is Pinterest delicious?
WAXING UNLYRICAL | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
[Blog] 10 Reasons to Attend IABC/DC Metro's Silver Inkwell Awards Gala
Capitol-Cast » Blog Archive » 10 Reasons to Attend IABC/DC Metro’s Silver Inkwell Awards Gala says: October 21, 2010 at 12:36 pm [.] the entire posting at Shonali’s blog, Waxing Unlyrical. Shannon Pauls Very Official Blog Spin Sucks TopRank Online Marketing Blog Writing Boots - David Murray Love WUL? Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox. And you take responsibility for your comments - just as this is my blog, those are your comments, not mine. Photo of the 2009 Silver Inkwell awards merriment courtesy Marvin T. Leave a [.]
WAXING UNLYRICAL | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2010
[Blog] Weekly Roundup: Rethinking Color
Cause-related marketing: seeing RED and pink , from Katya ‘s Non-Profit Marketing Blog. Cause and effect , by Michael Martin from MediaPost’s Marketing: green blog. Shannon Pauls Very Official Blog Spin Sucks TopRank Online Marketing Blog Writing Boots - David Murray Love WUL? Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox. And you take responsibility for your comments - just as this is my blog, those are your comments, not mine. you can barely take a step in October without being hit in the face by pink. Image: D. Sharon Pruitt via Flickr, CC 2.0
WRITTENT BLOG | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
[Blog] SEO is Dead. Content Marketing = Guaranteed SEO
To learn more about Google Hummingbird, check out our recent blog on the topic! I’m Still Not Convinced. In fact, you might be better off doing nothing to optimize your website than relying on poorly-repurposed content you scraped off your competitors blog. Blog Often and Well. Marketing research has found that the more you blog, the better your SEO rankings and chances of acquiring customers through content. Content Marketing = Guaranteed SEO appeared first on Writtent.com: Internet Marketing Blog. SEO as we know it is actually gone forever. In-Depth Results.
JEFF KORHAN | FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
[Blog] Double Dutch IS Foursquare for Conventions and Events - Jeff Korhan
Tweet Subscribe in a reader See how were connected Start Blogging Today! Recent Comments Seo Services on Typepad vs Wordpress Series - Own Your Blog Jeff Korhan on Authenticity Guidelines Supra Skytop II on A Social Networking Theory Walter Adamson on 5 Ways to Make Your Blog Posts Outstanding Walter Adamson on Authenticity Guidelines Jeff Korhan on What Does Your Blog Writing Style Say About You? Freshman Student on What Does Your Blog Writing Style Say About You? It turns out I was not alone. They travel. They travel.
SOCIALIZED | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2009
[Blog] Finally, a Twitter Hashtag I Like, Sort Of
If you’re a regular reader of my blog you know I detest most hashtags. Recently I noticed a Twitter hashtag that was short, made sense, and was even fun to use. I’m talking about #crushit, the hashtag associated with Gary Vaynerchuk’s new book — wait for it — Crush It! This is a rare instance of a hashtag that has a one-to-one correlation with the thing it identifies. It’s also just plain fun to use and say. (I use #socialcorp for my book SocialCorp, but it just doesn’t have the zing that #crushit does.). So congratulations to Gary.
ENGAGING BRAND | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
[Blog] Easiest and Quickest Way for Social Media Success
Those pigs flying are as likely as your first blog post. Imagine a world in which you had more time, in which you could eat as much as you ever wanted. Imagine a world in which social media brought YOU success with a few tweets and shares and where… Purple pigs fly whilst tweeting. The post Easiest and Quickest Way for Social Media Success appeared first on The Engaging Brand. Social Media
WRITTENT BLOG | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
[Blog] Small Business Lessons from B2B Brands with Amazing Content Strategy
To inspire you to a more original small business strategy that’s built to weather an era where literally every company blogs, Tweets, and pens eBooks, we’ve taken inspiration from some of the hardest-working companies on the block: B2B companiess with brilliant content. From daily high-quality blog articles , visually-stimulating social media content, and marketing-themed covers of popular music, few companies can compete with the quality or quantity of content produced by HubSpot’s team. Don’t Be Like Your Competition. Image Credit: Climation/Kuno Creative. Dominate Your Niche.
ARI HERZOG | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010
[Blog] Seth Godin Contradicts His Marketing Advice
Seth Godin gives free marketing advice every day on his blog. I’ve subscribed to his blog for about two years and soak up his insights like water on bread. Some of his articles stick out in my head more than others but, when he writes something that completely contradicts something he wrote in the past, I get very frustrated. Case in point… Seth’s latest article is titled Alienating the 2% and he argues companies should ignore, not engage, their small percentage of critics. And you’ll probably hear a lot more from the unhappy 2% than from the delighted 98.
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
[Blog] 11 Tips to Breaking Bloggers Block Through Solving Reader Problems
Recently I was speaking with a blogger of a ‘ how to ‘ type blog who told me that he’d been struggling over the last few weeks with coming up with things to write about. It’s not rocket science but almost every time I sit down to write any blog post on my blogs I start off by identifying a problem that I or my readers have and then try to write a post that solves that problem. In my ‘ 31 Days to Build a Better Blog’ eBook Day 16 is all about solving a readers problem and in it I share 7 ways to identify these problems.
BILL HARTZER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
[Blog] Search Engine Optimization Tip: Expand On Your Best Website Content
Maybe you wrote a lot of blog posts. This is only one Search Engine Optimization tip out of several SEO tips I have been providing over the years. All of my search engine optimization tips are supposed to be specific, they should not acquire a lot time to implement, and are supposed to be directly to the point. This SEO tip has to do with looking back at your web site statistics and looking at your website’s history to see which content is best. Just like a hot air balloon, you have to put more hot air into it. How you can discover your best content ? What if you sell products?
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
[Blog] Choose the Ninth Social Media Trend
A few weeks ago, I blogged about the eight social media and marketing trends to pay attention to going into 2011. The blog post also created some really great conversation in the comments, with the addition of things such as crowdsourcing, location-based marketing, and online coupons or discounts. Since then, I’ve used those trends when I speak and they have created a great starting point for conversation with business leaders, marketers, and students. Which makes me think…perhaps there is a way we can help! So, on December 15 at 11 a.m. central time.
WEB METRICS GURU | SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010
[Blog] Who killed my SEO Internet Experiece and Web Journal July 15th-18th, 2010
visit a blog for the first time. My browser knows what sort of stories I am interested in and shows me highlights of the new blog based on that history. “… SEO has left me in such as state that I can no longer look at a website like a normal person. I see flaws in websites everywhere I look. Here’s just a taste of what my warped little mind sees as I browse the web.. Reminds me that when someone takes up a discipline they tend to see the world in terms of it – can probably think of all kinds of examples. great application with great opportunity. So Do I.
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2008
[Blog] My Social Media Resolutions for 2009
Blog more often – I know, I know, this is always on everyone’s social media “to-do list. When I started this blog back in October, I had one goal – to give me an external “home base from which I could become a part of the social media and government conversation. My goal for 2009 is to build on this humble base and collaborate with all of you in bringing social media to our government. Spend at least one hour each day reading about social media - I’m not sure when it happened, but reading, whether it’s blogs, books, newspapers, etc.,
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011
[Blog] Is Youtility the Future of Marketing?
In a world where every prospective customer is facing an invitation avalanche, where every business is asking people to follow their tweets, read their blog, or watch their videos, you must resist the temptation to communicate solely and endlessly about your company, hoping for a quick sale. Is this the future of modern marketing? (I’m not sure if he coined it per se, but Jay Deragon – whose blog is one of the best anywhere – used this YOUtility phrase two and a half years ago.). Top of Mind Awareness. Frame of Mind Awareness. and then Google. Be a YOUtility.
DANNY BROWN | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
[Blog] Being Where You Need to Be
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Ning, blogging, Facebook Places, Posterous, etc – the list goes on. A mutual friend of me and my business partner Troy – let’s call him Joe – went to a Social Media for Small Business conference recently. He’s a sports bar owner, and has been thinking about using social media for a while. We’ve actually spoken with Joe before over at Bonsai Interactive , about how he could utilize some of the tools available. At the time, Joe didn’t feel social media was right for him, which is fair enough.
TWIST IMAGE | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
[Blog] The Death Of The Unconference
You would think that this Blog post should have been written and published five years ago. Tags: blog post. Does anyone remember the unconference? There was hope for collaboration and self-organizing groups, but it seems to have gone the way of the corporate spin machine. I was a massive proponent of the unconference movement (I still am!), but that word has been used so poorly by so many groups that it seems to have all but disappeared. Your conference is not an unconference if. There is a pre-set agenda. The organizers decide on the agenda. The organizers are doing everything.
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
[Blog] Why Infographics Are So Popular
Learn more about infographics and other marketing techniques on this social media blog. Contrary to popular belief, information graphics (better known as Infographics) were around before the internet. WAY before… According to Wikipedia , the first examples of infographics can be found on cave walls. They are visualizations of information or data with the purpose of bringing to light a point in a format that is graphically appealing. As our world moves towards a faster pace of life, the need to communicate a message quickly through visualization is becoming more pronounced.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
[Blog] Why it’s easier for B2B to measure content marketing
If you’re selling Steam Whistle beer and you have some sort of content execution, you don’t know necessarily who read this blog post and whether that generated beer sales. This is the seventh in a series of videos culled from an interview about content marketing I did with Terry Foster of Cision Canada. Cision (the USA version) is also a sponsor of Convince & Convert and our Social Pros podcast. here’s a post I wrote about their nifty content amplification tool ). link] For more of this series (and others) please subscribe to my YouTube channel. They might.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
[Blog] The 5 Top Google Analytics Reports for Social Media Marketers
The 5 Top Google Analytics Reports for Social Media Marketers is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Ever feel the pressure to prove social media’s value beyond subscriptions counts (Likes and Followers)? Is so, you have probably relied on Google Analytics. Recent updates to the platform have made life a little easier on social media marketers. Here’s a rundown of classic and new tasks you can perform in Google Analytics to demonstrate social media’s impact. What You Could Do Before (and still can). and how much?
MYRLAND MARKETING | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
[Blog] Networking: Would You Rather Have A Root Canal? #LMA13
Are you that oddly-wired Nancy Myrland who wrote that blog post?”. After I get over the shock that someone actually read this blog post, I know I will do my best to help you feel comfortable, and will be happy to introduce you to whomever I am talking to at the time. Perhaps you’re okay with this: “Hi Nancy. I recently read your blog post about how to feel comfortable networking at this conference. There’s nothing wrong with me, and there’s definitely nothing wrong with you if that’s not in your DNA. We are who we are, right? How are you?”. LET ME HELP.
ENGAGING BRAND | TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
[Blog] How to incorporate Google Analytics data into your social media strategy
Google Analytics is undoubtedly the best free web analytics software available for blogs, website owners, e-tailers, and any other kind of website. Tagged URLs are the easiest way to track social media traffic received on a specific website or blog post link. It helps tracks sales, conversions, sign ups, lead generation data, demographic data, geographical statistics, and much more! If you’re a business owner, it’s likely that your website already has the Google Analytics tracking code in place. If not, you need to get it now. . Social Interaction Analytics. Tagged URLs.
ENGAGE | FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
[Blog] That’s Just, Like, Your Opinion, Man
Y ou have written the perfect blog entry on a topic that seems harmless enough: “Five fitness tips for fighting flab.” You want to encourage people to share their viewpoints and build a sense of community around your blog , website, or social media page, but what do you do when things turn ugly? But even if your blog, site or page received only 6 comments per day, moderating takes time. You publish, and then you wait for the healthy dialogue to begin. Posted by x9jn76h at 9:07 a.m. Great article, please to enjoy multivitamins sale cheap Posted by Firstmaster at 9:08 a.m.
SOCIAL WAYNE | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
[Blog] infographic – The world map of Social Networks 2010 to show Facebook domination
The Vincos Blog posted an infographic of the World map by Social Networks use. It’s an updated graphic from their 2009 version. The 2010 World map infographic clearly shows how Facebook is dominating social networking use. Coming in second and third for the United States is MySpace and Twitter. For more information about social networks use across the world see [link] Do you think a new social network if launched today could gain as many users as Facebook? Do you think Google’s rumored +1 Social platform will be as dominate as Facebook in the upcoming years?
FEVER BEE | MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
[Blog] How To Build An Online Community - The Ultimate List of Resources (Updated)
Blogs. Let me know and I’ll be sure to blog about it shortly. This is a collection of my favourite and most popular posts from the last three years. It should give you a great overview about both the strategy any the process of creating an online community from scratch. The Online Community Basics. Primer About Successful Online Communities. The 11 Fundamental Laws of Online Communities. Building An Online Community: How You Start With 0 Members. How Do You Build An Online Community? Contrary Truths About Online Communities. Don’t Start A Community For Any Of These Reasons.
SHIFT DIGITAL | TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
[Blog] How to Master Your Online Persona and Fan Base via Social Media
messaged them back telling them they inspired my next post and then did my research on the topic and shared it in a post publicly on my blog for my other readers to enjoy. Inbox Creating your online persona to promote yourself, or your business, is essential because it gives you full control of how your online audience perceives you. The beauty of having this control is that you can entice an audience to see you in the best light to promote yourself from whichever angle you choose. YOU make people SEE the side of you that YOU WANT. Always respond to fan mail personally.