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  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
    [Blog] Are The Yellow Pages Outdated?
    About Us What’s a Maverick? Is AOL Moving Forward, Or Back? » Are The Yellow Pages Outdated? The Yellow Pages now have an opt-out website. Really. And that’s a good thing, right? Not if you listen to Frank Reed. guess there’s good reason to be skeptical, but I have a different take on the subject than Frank does. agree with his five talking points, of course, but I’m not so sure about his cynical conclusion. when they know full well that most people won’t even know the option exists. Welcome to online America, home of the shallow. Then what? Period. Really.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
    [Blog] How To Increase Your Twitter Followers | Small Business Mavericks
    About Us What’s a Maverick? » How To Increase Your Twitter Followers So you’ve set yourself up a Twitter account and you’re raring to go. Good for you! But how do you increase your followers? First, keep in mind that you are not a celebrity. If Ashton Kutcher or Oprah Winfrey is your name, then you might need 1 million followers to keep the world notified of your whereabouts and goings on. The object of Twitter is to help you connect with people you’d like to do business with so, with that in mind, let’s talk about how to grow your Twitter followers.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [Blog] Can’t Miss Campaign: Your Year with Nike+
    Nike even hits at this in a blog post , where they note, “the first of a series of initiatives that will see Nike use data to help it’s members do more – whether they are attempting to run their first mile or complete their tenth marathon.”. According to Nike, “Data means nothing if you don’t do something with it.”. Inspired by the amount of running and training stats logged by Nike+ users, the company decided that data should be doing more for the people who matter the most: their community. Enter the, “Your Year With Nike” campaign. The strategy behind the videos is two-fold.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015
    [Blog] Investing in Social Media Pays Financial Dividends
    However, if you don’t feel comfortable reaching out on social media, blogs are another great option. Many investors are starting their own financial blogs where they can speak about their own investment experiences. These blogs aren’t direct advice, but they are extremely helpful if you’re getting your feet wet with investing. If you’re looking to make a sound investment for either personal gain or to benefit your family; social media can help. Here are just a few ways social media can help with your investment endeavors: Investment Advice.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
    [Blog] Thanks, a Million!
    My photo blog on Flickr surpassed one million total views. You can read my coverage of #smmw14 here on the Vocus blog , but I do want to excerpt one section: Ekaterina Walter , co-author of The Power of Visual Storytelling, offered a different statistic, which was that visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text by the brain. Over the weekend I achieved one of those crazy vanity metrics that I feel great about even though it has little measurable impact. It feels great and exciting, kind of a cool thing to happen. San Diego at night. But I digress. really appreciate it.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
    [Blog] 5 Staggeringly Simple Ways to Create Custom Facebook Landing Tabs
    Tabsite allows you to create and manage the content on your custom tab as if it was a Web page or blog post, including adding multi-media. Tweet Unless you can get people to click your “like” button , your Facebook strategy will be as limp and lifeless as Matt LeBlanc’s post-Friends career. That’s because the vast majority of consumer interactions with your brand on Facebook do not occur on your fan page, but rather on the Walls of your fans. This means that almost nobody is coming back to your fan page after they visit it the first time. Think about your own behavior on Facebook.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Blog] How to Create a Sales Page for Your Own Products
    Have you ever tried selling a product or service on your blog? That’s why I’m here today on Kristi’s blog. started a blog back in 2008 because I hated every job I’ve ever had. If you enjoy talking about your dog on your blog make sure to include this part of you in the story too. This is a guest post by Karl Staib. Then you know how maddening a sales page can be. What do you say? How long should it be? How do I actually convince someone to buy my product? You’ve probably seen some really good sales pages and it almost looks easy.
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011
    [Blog] Get Optimized: How-To Tap into your Local Community with Google Places
    This means you need to use other sites (social networks, blogs) and any other source to link back to your website. Read more Articles like this one on our blog. Times have most certainly changed. Gone are the days of searching a phone book or yellow pages to find a local restaurant or business, technology has replaced the need for paper location searches with search engines that have upped their ante through adding local searches. Why is your Business not easily Found on Google? It is most likely that you have not added your business to Google Places. What is Google Places?
  • DIGITAL DIVA  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
    [Blog] Weddings, Birthday Parties & Keeping Comfy
    This time 5 years ago I was Seville. I do really like Timehop (if you’re a regular reader of my blog, check out my band photo). Another week gone. Whooosh. Gone. I don’t know where times goes at the moment, seems like I have a lot on and endless to do lists. shouldn’t complain though, I get bored easily and like being busy. This week was mostly full of work, weddings and birthday parties… mixed with bumping my beloved car (bad times!) to balance out the fun. Here are a few highlights…starting off with what I wore: Keeping comfy and showing my knees.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [Blog] 6 Timely Tips for Twitter Success
    tweet my blog posts 3 times daily, with a different headline each time. Tweet New research from Sysomos shows that 92.4% of all retweets happen within the first hour after the tweet has been sent. This demonstrates that Twitter users are not browsing the public stream (or even their own lists) to find and interact with tweets from earlier in the day. Consequently, WHEN you send your tweets has a tremendous impact on virality. Previous research by Dan Zarrella found that the best times to tweet in general are 10am – 3pm. Steps to Add Efficiency to Your Tweeting. Repeat Your Tweets.
  • GAURAVONOMICS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010
    [Blog] Branded Social Entertainment in India: Online Talent Hunt Contests.
    Gauravonomics Blog For Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists How To Organize and Energize Your Evangelists Blog Speaking Writing Bio Media Subscribe Slideshare Twitter LinkedIn Facebook IdeaSliver Labs Tumblr « The Opportunity at the Intersection of Social Entertainment, Social Gaming and Social Commerce Mail Today Story on Identity Theft on Facebook, Orkut and Twitter » Branded Social Entertainment in India: Online Talent Hunt Contests and Reality Shows Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! What do you think? Well!!
  • DIRECT MARKETING OBSERVATIONS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
    [Blog] Anger, Denial, Acceptance in a Digital Agency
    The flow of my blog posts have gone from one extreme to another. write a blog post about it. Knowing this and coming to grips with the situation  has allowed me to finally find the way forward, and realize that yes, I still love social media so much that I blogged about it. I’m so thematic. But for good reason… Anger at clients for parting ways with me. Denial of the fact that clients are not paying me and now acceptance. Acceptance that though I indeed love what I do and know how to do it well, it may be time to do it for someone else. Share this Post.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
    [Blog] How a 30 Minute Reject Post Brings Me Hundreds of Subscribers a Week
    This guest post is written by the Blog Tyrant. Three weeks ago I wrote a guest post for a large blog that got rejected on the grounds that it contained ideas that had already been discussed at the blog. Ever since I first thought about selling a blog I knew that I had to grow my email subscriber list. I’ve talked about it in my post on how to blog and I’ve talked about here on my Problogger guest posts. In order to grow my readership, though, I knew I had to write exciting and relevant guest posts about themes that are closely tied to my blog.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [Blog] Emergent Collaboration Vendor Review: Atlassian’s Confluence
    The core of Confluence feels (and is) very much a wiki and they stayed true to that and with the 400+ add-ons you can really make Confluence do anything you need it to do.  A simple way to think about it is a bit like WordPress which at it’s core is a content management and blogging platform that can also be used to build entire websites on. On Friday’s I’ll be reviewing a vendor in the emergent collaboration space and will provide an overview on that vendor which includes aspects from leadership and vision to technology and market focus. Integration capabilities. Support. Pricing.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Blog] LXRSEO Review – Getting an Edge on Competitors in Search
    You can embark on a journey to boost search rankings via keyword optimization, backlink building, blogging, competitive research and more. Be sure to stop by and grab a copy of my free 8,000+ word guide to guest blogging and become a fan on Facebook. You know it when you’ve seen it. It’s that competitor appearing on the first page of Google who changes you. You are so affected that you can’t help but take measures to rank higher than him. We’ve all experienced situations like this. But do we know a way around it? That’s the question. How to use LXRSEO. SEO Performance. Tools.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
    [Blog] Launch, a video book review
    A few weeks back, Wiley sent me over a copy of Michael Stelzner’s latest book Launch  (Amazon link)  to review for my blog. While I initially thought the book would be on social media since I know Stelzner from his blog Social Media Examiner , I can safely sat that I was wrong. The book was more of a manual for small business owners to build up their business via strategic content, below is my full review: Book Review Michael Stelzner Small Business Social Media Examiner
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [Blog] A Message from Gini Dietrich’s Mom
    Last summer she made her debut in our weekly  video blog. My momma, Christy Norton, is today’s guest blogger. This is not the first time she’s been on Spin Sucks. In honor of my birthday she writes about grounding me for my entire life and other fun stuff. Here she is…Skirsty, momma, mumsily, Mamma Mia…my mom. Happy Birthday Gini Gin!!!! wish that we were together celebrating, I miss you tons! One that causes explanations.  I’m sure that many people have been in therapy for years after being called as many names as you have been called.  Let us explore this. 
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
    [Blog] The New New New Rules of Marketing and PR
    Well, it’s hard because in comparison to blogging or things like that, the time horizon of book publishing is pretty tough. And again, I’m just dumbfounded at one blog post and a million dollars in revenue. I’d love to have one of those blog posts. You mentioned blogging, both in that example and when we first started talking. Why are people not understanding that this is probably, if you had to pick a way to spend your time, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or something else, blogging is probably the most efficient use of your time.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Blog] Get More Comments: How Honesty Compels Readers to Comment
    If we’re intimidated by a blog post, we probably won’t leave a comment on it. Honesty builds credibility, and the more credible you are as a blogger, the more worthwhile it’ll seem to readers to comment on your blog. For that reason, you might also use honesty to help drive the moderation of comments on your blog. How to Make $30,000 a Year Blogging : another from-the-trenches tale, but one in which the opening involves the true story of a conversation I had with a reader. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. What is that technique?
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Blog] Finding Influencers using CisionPoint – Attend our CisionPoint Webinar Tuesday, November 16th 2PM EST
    Influencers.   You want it, CisionPoint can find Influencers (esp if they are in Mainstream Media , since the media database evolved from MSM but now includes 50,000+ blogs). And it’s mostly on Blogs but CisionPoint knows about Radio and TV. Just want to remind readers the CisionPoint Webinar I’m doing is Tuesday, November 16th at 2PM EST. Tuesday, November 16 th. 1:00 PM CST. Let’s talk about one thing you’ll learn at the Webinar.  What about “who&# is writing about “Social Media Monitoring&# ?  Jacob Morgan is writing the most about it?  
  • SOCIALFISH  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
    [Blog] What’s Next for Social Media and Events?
    Thank you Ehren for contributing to the SocialFish blog! This is a guest post by Ehren Foss, who co-founded HelpAttack! and loves working in #nptech. If you’ve attended a conference in the past few years, you know that social media is an indispensable part of the conference experience.  In much the same way, television shows, news topics, and other happenings also unfold simultaneously online. Woe to the networked nonprofit or association who only thinks of events in terms of their end of year fundraising gala or annual conference! Expertly use hashtags on Twitter and elsewhere.
  • 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.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Blog] Social marketing - Brand Ripples That Expose Your Weakness
    Do people struggle to know what to blog about? Social marketing are like brand ripples, lapping up to the potential consumers shore. The shore may be their laptop, their mobile, their inbox. However I have been reading Choosing Yourself by James Altucher and in a personal development context he says. And it reminded me that your social media, your content marketing strategy will only be as powerful as the business or brand itself. Many brands use social media as an plaster to cover up the scars of not truly being customer-centric. You need someone to buy them. Related articles.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
    [Blog] How Many Dead Ends Are On Your Site?
    It is easy to create a site and add a blog post regularly without realizing that things aren’t healthy. Laura McDougall has some pet peeves she shared on SwellPath recently. When she says “ Don’t Make Me Click The Back Button “, she is talking about the frustration of navigating a website and running into dead ends — a pet peeve that many of us share. When a website is frustrating to use, how many of us go find another site that gives us what we want without all the hassle? Rich snippets like breadcrumb navigation. which makes for breezy browsing.”
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Blog] Are You Using The Best Way To Get Traffic To Your Site?
    Putting photos and video on your own blog improves your click-through rate, too — rich media posts get 13% more clicks than plain text. Marketing Pilgrim’s Cynthia Boris knows a lot about online marketing and content so she was pretty happy the other day. As she says, “ You can pay and pay but organic search still wins.” ” What is she talking about? Organic Search Wins. Organic Search sends 51% of the traffic to company websites when you combine all the industries, but they do vary when you break them down. What’s The Best Way For YOU?
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Blog] Improving On Competition
    There’s an interesting discussion going on over at the Moz Blog in the comments of Bill Sebald’s article, “ Building Better Content By Improving On Your Competitors.” Competitive Intelligence has always been a useful tool for improving your content strategies by looking at what others in the same market are doing. ” The article takes a look at how to isolate information by using a tool like Screaming Frog  to look at things like the URL, Title Tags, Meta Descriptions, and the like on a rival site. That sense of community is what I am really impressed with.
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
    [Blog] Why Reachli is Ideal for Businesses Using Pinterest
    Pinterest has done wonders in particular for blogs and for websites who have taken interest in creating supporting pages and picking proper images. As with any site, the more exposure received the better it is for your brand, in particular organic exposure. Organic is content seen by people on the site and is numbers or views that are not inflated with fake or irrelevant accounts. With that said, it is not always easy depending on others to repin your pins and in some instances promoting pins can help further your reach. Cats and Bacon image via infographr].
  • STEVE RUBEL  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010
    [Blog] Listen to the Doers - The Steve Rubel Stream
    Not much more to add here than it reminded me of a great question to ask any one who claims success or experience with social media (and would make for a great blog post). The Steve Rubel Stream Edit Delete Autopost 21 Aug 2009 Listen to the Doers Last night was among the more memorable of my career. I had the unique opportunity to dine with social media strategists who work for three giants. Joining me were (pictured above left to right) Michael Brito from Intel, Tony "Frosty" Welch from HPs personal systems group and Richard Brewer-Hay from eBay. full summary is here. Sound easy?
  • ENGAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Blog] How To Make Print Stand Out in an Increasingly Digital World
    It’s those details that make a card less likely to be tossed. Q: What websites or blogs do you read for design inspiration? A: I get inspiration from so many different websites. 100layercake.com and snippetandink.com keep me up-to-date in the world of weddings, and thehousethatlarsbuilt.com is a great lifestyle blog. “Why bother with print, when digital is what people prefer?”. Those of us who produce printed content hear that question a lot. And for valid reasons. Clearly then, for print to stand out these days, it needs to be out of the ordinary. The St. My go-to font is Gotham.
  • DEVELOP SOCIALLY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Blog] Meet Our Friend @mikefoster
    He lives in Southern California and blogs at www.POTSC.com. One of my goals with Develop Socially is to expose people within the social media community to people who have had a profound affect on me and my personal growth. There are lots of rock stars out there who get headlines every day. But there are thousands more who are both amazing and thought leaders! MikeFoster is one of those people : Mike is a speaker, author, and consultant with organizations on personal sustainability and life management. Mike is also an adviser for the Q and Catalyst conferences. GIVE A SECOND CHANCE.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010
    [Blog] #techMAP Monday’s
    Tweet Written by Tehneyat who currently resides in London, United Kingdom from where she is blogging for Mindjumpers. Similar Posts: Conversation Prism – A Three Sentence Blog [infographic]. You can follow Tehneyat on Twitter @tehneyat. Being in London for the past almost 7 weeks now has been an absolute pleasure. Apart from being in the buzzing vibrant city, I have particularly enjoyed the social media scene here, getting to know people, figuring out who’s who, what agency does what, who are Twitter’s cool kids in town and who aren’t! TechMAP events.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
    [Blog] Customer and Employee Collaboration Solve Different Problems
    Recently I had a conversation with the CEO of a company (anonymous since I discuss that I will be blogging this) that provides customer community solutions (so clearly he is already biased). This person is a friend so we usually get in little debates about things pertaining to customer and employee collaboration. For some reason the conversations usually turn to, “why do organizations need employee collaboration platforms?” ”  Why can’t they just stick with email, intranets, and phone systems? Both are valuable because both solve different problems.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
    [Blog] Either they trust you or they don’t
    All very important concepts on this blog. Marketing. The art of selling. Customer loyalty. Brand promise. Social credibility. And in your organization. At the core of every one of them is trust.  Or the lack thereof. Think of any relationship you have — personal or professional. How close you feel to that person is directly correlated to how much you trust them. The deeper the trust, the deeper the relationship. And the deeper the relationship, the more likely it is to be long lasting. Which from your business’ point of view translates to more profitable. Regularly.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014
    [Blog] 21 Steps to the Perfect LinkedIn Profile
    Readthis blogfor tips on getting more LinkedIn recommendations. I thought this post would be great to share with our readers. It provides 21 helpful tips for anyone trying to beef up their LinkedIn presence. This article was written before LinkedIn offered a publishing tool, so I have also included a few other posts that our Socialnomics team has written in the last year about LinkedIn. LinkedIns Best New Tool: Professional Publishing Platform | Socialnomics [link]. How To Get A (Strong) Recommendation on LinkedIn | Socialnomics [link]. Keep it clean and concise! 3. Same drill!
  • NOWSOURCING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
    [Blog] Interview With Artsy Editor Creator Stephen Ou
    in order for blogs to attract traffic, they rather have headlines like “X years-old created Y&# ) and put me into a different consideration (both positively and negatively). It had helped me and others create countless websites and blogs. Bloggers around the world have all experienced the woes of WordPress editor: the tricky business of adding videos without going from HTML to Visual, image placement, unruly fonts and styles that have a mind of their own, the list goes on. Earlier this year, 16 year old Stephen Ou decided to make a better WordPress. Possibly.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
    [Blog] New Trend, Same Revolution
    This post ran originally on the Vocus blog. It’s funny how we as community feel compelled to recreate the same trend over and over again as a new revolution. Consider how the same audience centric principles become repackaged over and over again during the past eight years. We have moved from Web 2.0 to social media to social business to content marketing to the trend of the immediate future, context marketing (user experience). In all of these cases, while the technology evolves, the general revolution is the same: Customers have control of their media and experience.
  • NOWSOURCING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
    [Blog] The Future of Mixx Social Voting: An Interview
    MixxingBowl.com will still have the blog and the forums, but the social news part of the site will become the main focus. We will still have the blog and the forum, and we are always willing to listen to feedback, be it constructive or other wise. 4 years ago, we interviewed Greg Davies, a then newly banned Digg power user. Greg helped lead the way to bring a great number of users to social news newcomer Mixx. We then watched Mixx in its rise to power through fearless leader Chris McGill. We caught up with Greg and Jay to hear the rest of the story. How have things been? Staff?
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Blog] Guest Post Guidelines (Update for 2014)
    ’13), ConverStations has become the blog and voice of SmallBizTracks ( FAQ ). It is  a requirement to have a bio to plug at the bottom  that includes your page on at least one of the following (best case: all) – Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or your blog.  I’d prefer to start with your sending the piece and I’ll post. A couple of years ago, I offered to start publishing “guest posts” with guidelines. This is a new set of guidelines (though there may be similarities) for 2014. ’12; launch, cir Nov. give them a boost in building their presence.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
    [Blog] How to Use Research to Create Content That Works
    “ There is a renewed interest in thought leadership , and providing thought leadership that is not simply viral, but will have some legs to it. A lot of the content that we are being hired to help produce is designed to be real, flagship, pillar content and not, ‘Oh, I need a blog post.''” (highlight to tweet) Take a strategic approach to figuring out what you’re good at and what your audience wants to hear from you, and go from there. Tweetable Moments Finding the spicy meatball in a piece of data is key. He is a music maven and saucier.
  • SIMON MAINWARING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
    [Blog] Will Facebook’s mission be compromised by the pressure for profit?
    Blog: www.ekaterinawalter.com. Guest post by Ekatarina Walter , author of “Think Like Zuck.” ” The letter from Mark Zuckerberg that was included with Facebook’s May 2012 IPO prospectus begins by stating: “Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission – to make the world more open and connected.”. Facebook’s IPO was the biggest in history by trading volume, with 576 million shares exchanging hands. Can they balance profit against the user experience that they believe so passionately about? Revenue choices. GENERA
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010
    [Blog] Open 24 Hours: Marketing Messages Are Everywhere
    Molly Fatkin said: Be sure to check out Kris' guest blog post on marketing messages: Do you work as hard as we do? The particular blog post, entitled Open 24 Hours: Marketing Messages Are Everywhere, drew attention to the fact that whether we like it or not, advertising is [.] 17, 2010 #FollowFriday: The Bike Whisperer A Rose By Any Other Name…Might Not Be As Marketable Blog: Share Your Link Love Spinonomics Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm? The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain?
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
    [Blog] 5 Ways Joe Pulizzi Blew Our Mind at #CMWorld2013
    It was a bit shocking to learn that blogs aren’t quite as common as you might think. Blogs. If your business isn’t spending 2 hours promoting your work for every hour creating a blog, whitepaper, or video, it may pay to ramp up your social sharing. If your business blog suffers so your company can fund pay-per-click advertising or radio spots, it may be time to follow nearly 2/3 of your peers and spend more on whitepapers, eBooks, and social media. Social Media Rules. Social media. newsletters. In-person events. Video. Content Is Worth Every Penny. Write It Down.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [Blog] The Democracy of Metallica
    Post Categories Select Category Blogging for Grasshoppers Business Career Networking Communication Blogging Measurement MeasurePR Public Relations Social Media Twitter Writing Events Guest Posts Amrit Pal Bryce Keane Conway Wigg Erica Holt Herwin Icasiano Howie Goldfarb Mike Doman Narciso Tovar Shanan Sorochynski Steff Metal Interviews Marketing Media Personal Cooking Recipe of the Week Philanthropy PRSA 2009 Resources How To Weekly Roundup Speaking Training Women Grow Business Featured Guest Bloggers Extra, Extra! Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox. Go figure.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Blog] 4 Reasons Google Bought Wildfire
    Reasons Google Bought Wildfire is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Wildfire , a pioneering social media management software application that specialized in contests and promotions, announced today that it has been bought by Google for a smooth $250 million. Happy day for Gary Vaynerchuk , who was an angel investor in Wildfire). Even though Wildfire had been courted for weeks by multiple suitors, most observers – including me didn’t view Google as a potential acquirer. But it’s brilliant. Access to Social Signal.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Blog] Do You Use Relationship Marketing When Trying to Reach Contractors?
    This blog focuses on helping manufacturers better communicate with contractors and professional tradesmen. Be helpful and positive in all interactions – whether it’s on Twitter, Facebook or your blog…always be helpful, positive and upbeat. Give back on other blogs – link when appropriate to other blogs, visit their sites and make comments and write guest posts for them. By John Sonnhalter, Rainmaker Journeyman at Sonnhalter. I’ve always been a big believer in relationship selling. After all, we usually buy stuff from people we know, like and trust.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [Blog] 7 Skill Sets for Nurturing Open Community
    Here’s an excerpt from Chapter 2: Open Community Means Developing into a Social Organization: We talk a lot about the idea of the social organization on our SocialFishing blog ; whether you are for-profit or nonprofit, an association, company, B2B, B2C, or small business, it pays to think strategically about the skills you might want to develop in your staff in order to be the kind of business that can nurture its Open Community online. Blogs are a great way to play with multimedia by mixing up different kinds of posts with photos, videos, audio clips. It’s what we do. online.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Blog] The No Fly Zone (Except Exodus)
    During this time, I will blog on a reduced schedule. We are in the midst of that rare holiday season when Christmas and New Years both land on a Wednesday. People are enjoying vacations throughout the two weeks, forcing many non-retail businesses into a no fly zone. Little can be done until the new year begins and folks return to work. Like most entrepreneurs, my business will be coasting through these weeks with one exception. I’ll be giving Exodus away for free on the Kindle from December 24 through the 28th. Last year I gave away Twitter header images as a holiday giveaway.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Blog] Quick appearances elsewhere
    And at the same time, freelance social media and digital PR consultant Ben Matthews has written a good blog post on starting out freelancing , which includes advice from a number of wise and successful freelancers. Client work has kept us all really busy at the moment, along with some work on our own projects – some live, such as OnlineRaceDriver , and some still at the ‘skunkworks’ stage. And me. The post Quick appearances elsewhere appeared first on TheWayoftheWeb. TheWayoftheWeb
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Blog] Quick appearances elsewhere
    And at the same time, freelance social media and digital PR consultant Ben Matthews has written a good blog post on starting out freelancing , which includes advice from a number of wise and successful freelancers. Client work has kept us all really busy at the moment, along with some work on our own projects – some live, such as OnlineRaceDriver , and some still at the ‘skunkworks’ stage. And me. Buffer. TheWayoftheWeb
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
    [Blog] Broadening Horizons
    subscribe to a lot of local blogs written by friends and acquaintances who write about different topics than I do and that helps, plus I can keep up with what’s going on in their world. subscribe to a lot of local blogs written by friends and acquaintances who write about different topics than I do and that helps, plus I can keep up with what’s going on in their world. link] 40 Tips On How To Be A Social Media Rockstar « Virtual Assistant Jobs Blog [.] wondered whether or not to make it public, but it was getting to be too good to keep to myself. Thanks.
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
    [Blog] One Billion Users On Facebook Monthly
    Original article about  Facebook’s milestone posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title Facebook Hits A Billion Monthly Users. Facebook has hit another incredible milestones yesterday; the social network now has over a billion active monthly users. Did you read that right? That’s a BILLION with a B. Every single month. Marketing using Facebook can potentially reach more people than any other media outlet ever. If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. It’s because you’re lazy…and maybe a little afraid.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013
    [Blog] Reciprocity - so easy to give so hard to refuse
    It got me thinking why do I blog, why do I produce these little thoughts and ideas? On a gorgeous sunny day like this, there is nothing I enjoy more than a walk in the countryside. love the countryside, I love the calm.after a business week of work, meetings, travelling etc. walk allows you to talk, discuss life and take a timeout from your busy life. It gives you space to think about your life, your career, your business - to think about your own personal growth. Saturday is when I post a ''Bab''s Booster'' to get you thinking about life, to inspire personal growth. Sharing is easy.
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
    [Blog] Reddit Graduates, Becomes Its Own Corporate Entity
    Reddit announced today in a blog post aptly called Independence that they are forming reddit Inc, a corporation owned by Advance Publications (the company that owns Condé Nast). As a testament to the power of Reddit, the posting of the story was able to take down the server that hosted the blog post for a few minutes. When Condé Nast acquired Reddit 5 years ago, they were getting 700k page views daily. Today, Reddit gets 700k page views in a less than an hour… at 3am. In peak times, it can get that much traffic in 15 minutes. That has never really been the focus.
  • KYLE LACY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
    [Blog] Of Risqué Products, Drugs, and Social Media
    Start your own blog where you discuss controversial issues, give health tips etc. For more information about her visit her blog www.socialglitz.com , follow her on Twitter (@antwizzel) or join her on Facebook www.facebook.com/socialglitz. Many companies pop up in the social web trying to promote themselves and their products. However, when you take a closer look it’s usually companies that sell products that are “easy” to market. We all know these companies exist. They make big bucks selling those kind of products and yet, it’s something that our society chooses not to talk about.
  • GAURAVONOMICS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010
    [Blog] Hindu Story on Identity Theft and Cyber-stalking on Social Networks
    If you liked this post, you might also like: Made in India, Made for the World: A Manifesto for Indian Social Web Startups List of Marketing, Public Relations & Social Media Blogs in India Times of India Story on Social Media Careers in India The Ultimate List of Social Media Surveys, Research Reports and Scoring Methodologies A Simple Framework to Measure the Effectiveness of Social Media Programs 18 Social Media Use Cases: Conversation, Campaign and Community. I was recently quoted in a Hindu story on identity theft and cyber-stalking on social networks. Sudhakar. Legal aspects.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
    [Blog] Be Impressed by Brobdingnagians and Not Gyps
    Quickly glancing through this blog’s spam queue to find false positives, I observed an out-of-place verbosity that would make Erin McKean bounce. You can see it contains words that the typical blog comment spammer would need to look up in a dictionary. Neopia is a brobdingnagian life on Neopets to tour! There are to 20 weird areas of Neopia to traverse, so assail Neopia today! What is the period of Neopia? There is tons to do in the Neopia world, including snagging items from the Medium of exchange Tree to robbing treasure from the Snowager! What would you think?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
    [Blog] How to Uncover Meaningful Social Data
    started my first blog in 1996 and joined the early waves of adopters for Facebook and Twitter. I’ve been at this so long that it’s hard to believe that we haven’t mastered the ROI of social media. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Call it the Analytics Effect: People get so hooked on cheap-and-abundant data from sources like Google Analytics that they ignore useful data from other sources. Interesting as a concept, but does it really exist? percent — a pale shadow of the conversion rates for email and search. Seems like it ought to be settled law by now.
  • CREATIVE RAMBLINGS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
    [Blog] Do not encourage negativity (4th extract from my upcoming new eBook)
    Looking for tips to attract quality traffic to your blog? Check out The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips. Many of you have asked if I would be wiling to share more extracts from my upcoming new eBook. You know me, I do not like to make people wait. ;-) I am quite pleased with the way chapter 19 looks in its third draft. hope you will enjoy it. As always, feel free to share your feedback in the comment section. Golden Rule #19: Do Not Encourage Negativity Did you watch the 2012 Summer Olympics? Do not read that statement as a judgment on my part.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
    [Blog] ProBlogger Training Event: A Last Release of Early Bird Tickets Today
    What : 20+ sessions of content on many aspects of building profitable blogs, networking events, a digital pass (audio recordings of the event) and much more. Topics that we’ve got in our soon to be released schedule include: Building Community and Deepen Reader Engagement on Your Blog. Blog Design and User Experience. How to Build an Editorial Strategy for your Blog. What Product to Sell from Your Blog. Using Video on Your Blog – Creating, Editing and Publishing. The Nuts and Bolts of Selling Products From Your Blog. About the Event.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
    [Blog] Questioning Why I Still Use Twitter
    Whether we share common backgrounds or if you merely enjoy reading my blog, I want to accept connection invitations from people who satisfy my intellect. I do not know what I want Twitter to represent. I’m experiencing an identity crisis. Photo by darnok. Bill Dorman and Shonali Burke probe into the efforts of friendship and internet relations. Shonali expands: Whether you’re using social media for personal reasons or business, there’s nothing like carefully nurturing relationships, especially those that start with an @. Why do I follow you? Twitter used to be very valuable to me.
  • GREG VERDINO  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2009
    [Blog] Greg Verdino: GyPSii: all-in-one social networking for the iPhone
    Greg Verdino Marketing, Media, Technology & Trends Home About Me Book Me to Speak microMARKETING Journal On Twitter On Flickr Personal Blog Verdino Bytes My Company « Best Buy CMO on digital and social marketing | Main | Want to get the most from social media?   But the reason I'm blogging about them now is that -- as of today -- GyPSii has launched its iPhone App.    But the reason I'm blogging about them now is that -- as of today -- GyPSii has launched its iPhone App.  Look inside. Looking forward to connecting. microMARKETING
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
    [Blog] Social Layers or Networks. Is There Room for More?
    Neither blog post even mentioned the word social. Sometimes, it seems the phenomenal success and user growth seen by Facebook and Twitter in the last few years has boxed in what we accept as a bonafide social network - as we early adopters and tech press absorb potential challengers like chum and digest them quickly, mocking their attempts as feeble, and their traction as futile. The world is going social, whether it's little bit by little bit or in an all-in gamble to change the world. Just take a look at Apple's Ping, within iTunes. What about Spotify Social ? What about Google Buzz ?
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013
    [Blog] 9 Videos on the Digital Future
    The consolidation of the social web into corporate media companies combined with the increasing focus by search algorithms on frequency and social validation has harmed individual blogs and voices. Happy April Fool’s Day! We now resume our regular programming… Five weeks ago at xPotomac , nine speakers and one emcee delivered speeches and conversation starters that sparked 25-30 minutes of questions and answers each. The following nine videos are listed in the order of presentation. Special thanks to my client Vocus for providing videography services. Check it out.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2010
    [Blog] Why I won't be signing up to Blippy…
    TheWayoftheWeb The digital convergence of media, entertainment, marketing and PR front page archives about RSS Click below for the WayoftheWeb bookstore The Blogroll A Shel of Myself Chris Brogan Currybetdotnet Eaon Pritchard Faster Future Gaping Void Howard Owens Jaffe Juice Jonathan MacDonald KDPaine’s PR Measurement Blog Michael Leis – Digital Strategy Nick Burcher Occam’s Razor Web Analytics blog Only Dead Fish Seth Godin Simon Collister – Networked Society Teaching Online Journalism The Herd The Obvious?
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
    [Blog] Do we get more than we give from the web?
    TheWayoftheWeb The digital convergence of media, entertainment, marketing and PR front page archives about RSS Click below for the WayoftheWeb bookstore The Blogroll A Shel of Myself Chris Brogan Currybetdotnet Eaon Pritchard Faster Future Gaping Void Howard Owens Jaffe Juice Jonathan MacDonald KDPaine’s PR Measurement Blog Michael Leis – Digital Strategy Nick Burcher Occam’s Razor Web Analytics blog Only Dead Fish Seth Godin Simon Collister – Networked Society Teaching Online Journalism The Herd The Obvious? → Do we get more than we give from the web?
  • SOSHABLE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011
    [Blog] Stop Focusing on your Facebook PAGE
    It’s easy to say, “I have my Facebook widget on my blog and my website. I’m doing what I need to do to get people to my Facebook page.” Create a tab on your page that focuses only on the charity and your involvement, then blast the link out through your websites, blogs, other social media sites, press releases, and everything else. This is a dangerous topic and I’m heading down a steep slope on this one as people may misunderstand, but it’s important to get it out anyway. Period. This is a good thing. Post on Other Pages. ” No.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010
    [Blog] Know someone in the military?
    What if one of these family members, friends, colleagues, friends of friends came home wounded (or worse)? I don’t often appeal for any particular nonprofit here on this blog, since we’re close to so many, but we’re coming up to October and Ride Allegheny , a biking tour that rides every year from Pittsburgh to DC to raise money for Operation Second Chance. have a friend in North Carolina who’s recently finished a several year stint as a captain in the US Army. Heck, I drive past Walter Reed pretty much every day on my way home. What if something bad happened?
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Blog] Agile service development in action: Uber’s on-demand delivery service
    As Uber states on its blog, Corner Store is a “limited-time-only experiment that will run a few weeks – but the more you love it, the more likely it will last” i.e. Uber is testing the concept of a delivery service to see if it resonates with consumers and if it does, it may be here to stay. In the blog post introducing Corner Store, Uber seeks customer feedback on the service at multiple points, asking them to list products they’d like to see added to the inventory list and to register their interest. This week Uber, the rideshare and taxi app worth a whopping $18.2
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
    [Blog] The Rise (and Fall) of the Lazy Marketer
    And as long as people have questions I can’t answer in a blog post, I’ll probably write a book.” Tweetable Moments Content isn’t the finish line. It’s the starting line. markwschaefer Tweet This Creating Content Isn’t Enough Mark Schaefer , in addition to running his successful marketing company Schaefer Marketing Solutions , has  written five books in five years , including his latest, “The Content Code.” ” Mark didn’t set a business goal to write five books in five years. But it’s not enough to create content. Air Force.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
    [Blog] How Social We Are With Social Media
    by Christopher Roberts@Philosophy Blog. The following article is written by Brandon Yanofsky. My parents love poking fun at my generation of 20-somethings. They say we lack social skills. They observe we walk around constantly looking down at our phones and never start any conversations with people around us. Photo by Funkdooby. Technology Does Make Us Less Social. But is it true? As more and more technology enters our lives, primarily social media, are we actually becoming less and less social? In some ways, social media brings us closer. But it’s also driven us apart. Features cultur
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Blog] The Best Five Social Media Websites For Meaningful Comments
    Images are being shared and people are starting to comment, and the comments accumulate like a Facebook or blog set of comments. When it comes to meaningful comments, and deep discussions, forget Facebook and Twitter. If anything, they can flood you with banal comments that take a lot of time yet deliver little in results. If you do go the Facebook and Twitter route, you need to maintain a lot of control over what you do and don’t become involved in. There are other sites where comments reach a more meaningful level, and often lead to much deeper conversations.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Blog] Do Your Page Titles Make Your Content Redundant?
    Consider the following: A user types a question into a search engine, let’s say they want to know “are keywords still important to SEO”   If your blog post is near the top in the search results, and the title is “Keywords Are Still The Backbone Of SEO” – their question has been answered, no need to dig further. One popular type of content is that which answers questions. Is that good or bad? In my opinion, it’s not the best way to craft a title, and it could effectively make your content redundant before a word is read. How so you ask?
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
    [Blog] Google Gives Local Search A Boost
    If you publish content regularly, for example, on a blog, then combination of fresh content and improved local results could help drive your pages closer to the top of page one. Google made 40 changes to it’s search functions during February. record for Google apparently, even if many of the changes are very subtle ones. Of interest to many small business owners will be the changes made to local search. This is one area that Google has worked hard to improve, and for many small business, the results have been very encouraging. So what changes have Google made to local search?
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Blog] Passion, People, and Professionalism
    He blogs at A Professor’s Thoughts , and he’d love for you to talk to him on Twitter. I had an amazing experience recently while in Dallas for a PRSA Board of Directors meeting. The good folks at advertising agency The Richards Group generously provided space for us to gather, and, as part of the deal, we had an opportunity to witness what in my opinion is a true “all-about-people” story. What happened, you ask? It’s one thing to say your employees are happy; it’s another to witness that happiness. But this post isn’t about the “business.”. Teamwork. passion for what you’re doing.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Blog] Why 2 Days Later is 2 Days Late
    Of course links will be included to all of the blogs participating in the chapter-by-chapter review process. Click over to his blog post and you can peruse blog posts from other chapter reviewers. Boost Corporate Branding and Add That Blog Comment. Tweeting back and forth with a Verizon Wireless customer support representative last night, I learned data-only monthly plans for the Blackberry are only eligible for hearing-impaired customers. could have googled the information or called the company’s hotline but I turned to Twitter and received an answer quickly.
  • COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
    [Blog] Last Minute Superbowl Party Planning Tips
    Learn more tips and tricks for a great Superbowl party from this blog post Even if you’ve never had a Superbowl party before, there’s still time to plan a great one. The hardest part will be inviting your friends, I promise. Once you’ve done that you have all day Saturday to plan a great Superbowl party. Start my planning the menu and decorations. You can do most of it yourself very easily. Decorations are easy to make yourself, and you can even get your kids to help. Print off some Game Day Commercial Bingo cards to entertain your guests during your party. Viola!
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010
    [Blog] Do your bit for the earth on Saturday
    TheWayoftheWeb The digital convergence of media, entertainment, marketing and PR front page archives about RSS Click below for the WayoftheWeb bookstore The Blogroll A Shel of Myself Chris Brogan Currybetdotnet Eaon Pritchard Faster Future Gaping Void Howard Owens Jaffe Juice Jonathan MacDonald KDPaine’s PR Measurement Blog Michael Leis – Digital Strategy Nick Burcher Occam’s Razor Web Analytics blog Only Dead Fish Seth Godin Simon Collister – Networked Society Teaching Online Journalism The Herd The Obvious? blog comments powered by Disqus Blog Partners
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
    [Blog] Cliqly in Alpha: Visual Interface, Filters for Top Tech News
    tried searches for many top tech terms, from "apple" to "google", "Android", "t-mobile" and blogs like Engadget and TechCrunch , all of which returned multiple results, clickable to the main original link. Curated news sites are so prevalent, it seems practically everybody has one. With simple tools like paper.li and others, you can even have them automatically generated from the social connections you have on Twitter and other networks. But there's still room for ingenious alternatives that play with highly visual layouts, filters, search and personalization. But it's early days.
  • SOCMED SEAN  |  SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012
    [Blog] Klouchebag Let’s You REALLY Know What Your Klout Score Means
    Okay…I’ll confess. I can’t stand Klout. That was until I found a hilarious Klout parody site that I just had to share. Apparently, Tom Scott has some similar angst over the validity of Klout as measure of social influence, so he created Klouchebag.com -where you can find out just how big of an online douche you are through your Klout Score. So…I’ll feed my Klout angst one more time just so I can  share this hilarious resource. Cheers! –Sean. Featured Humor Social Media influence klout social media
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011
    [Blog] 7 Tips for Bloggers with Learning Disabilities
    There was just no escape from the stupid jokes. I was inspired to write this post after reading a piece by the Blog Tyrant a few weeks ago. learning disability can hamper your blogging practice. Tips for blogging with a learning disability. Ignore all the advice on how to write a blog post in 20 minutes. Continue to read challenging blogs and try to participate in the discussion, knowing that your comments will likely be full of skipped words, switched letters and other indicators of how your brain works. Kudos to everyone who blogs in a second language.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
    [Blog] When Things Matter More than People
    While still the stuff of social media expert conversations, marketing blogs seem repetitive, and industry publications like em>Advertising Age are moving on. The Internet of Things is beginning to drive the tech industry and soon the marketing and media sector. You need look no further than this year’s CES to see the trend unfold. At the same time, social media is losing luster in the eyes of traditional technologists and marketers. Before we get into that, let’s discuss the Internet of Things trend. And with good reason. The Social Star Loses Luster. What?!? Far from it.
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [Blog] Add Your Pages to Stumbleupon
    Instead, add an interesting blog post (you blog, right? You should add tags the same way you would when you post a blog or add metadata. Stumbleupon is one of the most interesting social media sites around, and by interesting, I mean it is a complete and total time-sink. Essentially, it’s a toolbar that has a “Stumble” button you can press that will bring you to a random page on the web based on your interests. You can also upvote and downvote pages, which is how Stumbleupon gets better at finding stuff that you’ll like. know, I know.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Blog] My thoughts on Facebook’s commenting system
    You may want to keep Facebook personal, and use Twitter/LinkedIn/your blog or site as your professional reference. Blog comments have long been one way of creating community between bloggers, whether or not those comments are seo-friendly ‘do follow’ links or ‘no follow’ If someone posts a great comment on my site, I’d like them to get the small reward of a direct link to their site, if anyone wants to find out more. There are viable alternatives already out there – for instance Disqus, as used on this blog.
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
    [Blog] Digital Marketing Trends you NEED to Know About
    The post Digital Marketing Trends you NEED to Know About appeared first on Devumi Blog. If there’s one thing you can count in when it comes to digital marketing trends it is change. The very nature of all things digital is that nothing is really permanent in the way that a book is permanent. Algorithms can be changed, ideas can fall out of favor – but you can go back and edit your website. Here are 7 quick digital marketing trends that you should be thinking about right now. Apply them to your current plans, and start building them into your future plans in advance! Good job.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blog] Keep What Works
    Related Stories Are Comments Really Necessary on Your Small Business Blog? The savings in the SmallBizTracks  belief of improvements-by-component workflow is threefold. Time, Savings, Worry. By dividing projects into smaller segments, we can implement faster, measure what’s working, shelf what isn’t working, begin the next project. I’ve seen small businesses agree to big-dollar projects – especially web-based projects. The longer the project takes, they more they worry. If something doesn’t work, more money is needed. Frustration. measure how it works.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
    [Blog] BuzzSumo, Quartz Briefs and a Love of Cauliflower – Friday Flutterings
    Great for fiction or non-fiction, long-form or blogging. BuzzSumo has become a great research tool for content, influencers, and where things are getting shared. Screen shots hint at the potential for a Search Once and Subscribe practice coming soon. … One of the quickest news blitz reads is the Quartz Daily Briefs  - know a little about a lot and be able to always have talking points for your day. … Whatever happened to Dakota Moon ? Good sound. I can listen to them a lot, but only two albums? I’ve got both of them. Here’s one of my favorite singles ( My Song ).
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011
    [Blog] The 5 Reasons Most Companies Aren’t Measuring Social Media
    ————– This is the seventh 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 , ( available at Amazon now in hard-cover and Kindle ). We hate math. Our abhorrence for calculation enables us to mutually agree on statistically dubious metrics with nary a shrug or arched eyebrow. Nielsen ratings have a direct impact on hundreds of thousands of people in the United States. That’s not math; that’s folly. friends). Probably not. One equals one.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012
    [Blog] Day 5: People of color impacting the social web – Joselin Mane – #29DaysofDiversity
    Website/Blog: bostontweetup.com/. He has posted his Kolbe results on his company website and his blog. 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. Even though it’s black history month, the goal for 28 Days of Diversity is to feature not just African-Americans but other minorities in the web/tech space.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015
    [Blog] A Simplified Guide for Naming Business Products
    If you’re a small company who sells information products to your blog audience, you can probably get away with finding a perfect name and registering the domain yourself. – Author Bio : Susan Finch is a freelance writer with a passion for travel and helping small businesses find their online voice through content marketing, blogging and beyond. Written by Susan Finch Entrepreneur reported a professional naming firm charges up to $80,000 to develop a name. It’s also possible to get a basic service for $50. But it can also pigeonhole you into one product or service.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013
    [Blog] Tweetdeck to Facebook: See Ya Later!
    But that’s not all that Tweetdeck recently announced on its blog. Tweetdeck is dropping Facebook like a hot potato. beautiful relationship has come to an end. They’re also dropping some of their own apps, including Tweetdeck AIR, Tweetdeck for Android, and Tweetdeck for iPhone. That means they are going fully web-based. Of course, Tweetdeck’s web-based platform has been increasing in popularity. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a steady trend towards people using TweetDeck on their computers and Twitter on their mobile devices. Social Media facebook Tweetdeck
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
    [Blog] Google+ Adds Ripples
    Let’s say, for instance, that you share a post from your blog. Have you ever wondered where your social media posts went after you shared them? Whether you were on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or somewhere else? Well, Google+ is making that possible. It’s really a recycled idea from the Wonder Wheel. Remember that Google product? Not many people used it, but some people did. It essentially allowed you to search for a keyword then see what related keywords return in their SERPs. Then you can look at related keywords to that keyword, etc. Here’s an example.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011
    [Blog] How To Get Instant Credibility
    By writing a book on your topic and offering it for sale on your blog or website, you tell your prospects and your customers that you are a person who knows your business. If you are a small business owner and trying to pave a path to your door for your customers to follow in getting to know you better and do business with you, then the one thing you should prioritize above everything else is writing a book. That’s right. Writing and publishing a book will give you instant credibility. Here’s why. When people hold something tangible in their hands, they know it’s real.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2010
    [Blog] Conventional Wisdom - Danny Brown
    Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs Conventional Wisdom August 15, 2010 13 voices share yours! subscribe to danny subscribe by rss or network search this blog Lijit Search This Blog is Powered By Reader favourites Audi and the Super Bowl Social Media Shit Storm An Invite to Pimp Your Blog Are You Abusing Your Social Media Voice? Back to Business and Thank You Response to Barbara Talismans Misinformed 12for12k Post Is Twitter Killing Blog Comments?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [Blog] Why Google+ is an Essential Part of Your Social Strategy
    For that matter, make sure that when you post to your blog, each post has a plus 1 button at the bottom. While its 2011 launch debut was easily forgotten, Google+ usage has quietly but steadily been growing. So much so, in fact, that usage of the site now surpasses both LinkedIn and Twitter, with over 343 million users and 34% of all social logins, according to a recent study commissioned by Janrain. Google+ now seems more poised than any other social media platform to dethrone Facebook in terms of social sharing. Why Businesses Should Use Google+. 1) Social Logins Matter. No excuses! 2.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Blog] Report shows social companies make more money
    It won’t do anything for your business just sitting there, and that includes customer social outreach like blogs, social media, video sharing etc. A new report by McKinsey shows that ‘fully networked enterprises are not only more likely to be market leaders or to be gaining market share but also use management practices that lead to margins higher than those of companies using the Web in more limited ways.’ Want to become social? And if you’d like some assistance, then look for someone with experience of rolling out new social technology and knowledge transfer.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014
    [Blog] Content Week: Come Join the ProBlogger Twitter Chat
    Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. This week is all about content, and we will be featuring a post a day for six days giving you insight into content-creating from many different angles. We’d love for this to be collaborative, so Darren will be hosting a Twitter chat this Wednesday 5th February from noon – 1pm Melbourne, Australia time (8pm US Eastern). Come armed with questions you’d like answers to, and to have a content conversation with like-minded people. Use the hashtag #PBchat and get involved! Content Week: Come Join the ProBlogger Twitter Chat. General
  • SOSHABLE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013
    [Blog] 3 Ways to Make Your Facebook Page More Like-Worthy
    Getting people to visit your Facebook is an art unto itself that requires a future blog post, but once you get them there you can do certain things that can help you to get more likes as a result. It’s on thing to have people like your business. It’s another thing to have them “like” your business, as in on Facebook. Your customers may like you, but there’s a good chance that they won’t like you on Facebook. There’s something extremely important to keep in mind when trying to understand how Facebook for business works. Get selected!
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
    [Blog] 5 Advanced Lessons from Content Marketing World 2013
    Thanks to an increasingly talented workforce and amazing options like content marketing outsourcing services, the challenge for companies isn’t just getting their hands on a blog to publish. Page – a 120 year-old mesh and fencing distributor with one of the best blogs on the block. Treat your inbound marketing strategy the same way – create a blog post , video, social media posts, and guest post around each bright idea you have to save time and make the most of your concepts. 4. Dream Big: Every blogger dreams of earning backlinks from high-authority blogs.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013
    [Blog] Google’s In-Depth Results, Scaling, and Other Content Marketing News
    In the future where virtually every company is creating blogs, eBooks, and whitepapers, it’s critical to ensure your efforts have the potential to stand out. For companies doing blogging , eBooks, and social media right, scaling is inevitable. In a recent blog post , the world’s largest search engine revealed that around 10% of queries required in-depth answers, which can’t easily be answered by a news article or short blog post. Some small studies have found that blog articles consisting of 2,000 words or more tend to rank much better in search. Translated?
  • ADAM SHERK  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
    [Blog] AOL Newsroom: A Model for the Future or Shades of 2001?
    Shining a Spotlight on Video News Webmaster Tools: Updates to Search queries, Parameter handling and Messages Twitter data lets NPR glimpse a future of app-loving news junkies Shared Items Disclaimer The opinions expressed on this blog are Adam Sherks own and do not necessarily reflect the views of his company or its clients. Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk AOL Newsroom: A Model for the Future or Shades of 2001? Are you sure you want to write that article, Dave? Is this a good thing? Done right, I say absolutely.
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