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  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
    [Blog] Laugh At Yourself, But Take It Easy
    Ever since I saw the trend of people tweeting out blog posts with “the comments are better than the post!&# , I've found it to be a disingenuous trend. link] Meg Fowler Ha! I'm going to start ending all my (infrequent) blog posts with, “Please don't mess this post up with dumb comments.&# As a larger woman, I think I'm always very conscious what my thinner friends think of my frame or my style or my choice of dish at dinner, but never more so when they bash the hell out of themselves. Except when they’re not. Where’s the line? Great points.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Blog] Psst…Do You Know What’s Being Said About You Online?
    Check who’s mentioning your website or linking to your blog. If I told you that there’s a simple way to keep bang up to date with what people are saying about you, what’s important to you and sift out the info you really want to know – for free, would you believe me? hope so, because it’s true! That tool is Google Alerts. It monitors words chosen by you and sends you the latest stories in as-it-happens, daily or weekly reports by email keeping you instantly up to date. Monitor what people are saying about you, your business and key people within it. No BS.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
    [Blog] Content Marketing: What Are Your Competitors Doing?
    Here are some highlights: Content  - what are they doing, do they have a blog, how are they talking about themselves and the industry? Blog  - does it have a consistent theme, how often are they posting, what kind of topics are they writing about? We hear a lot today about content marketing and how we all need to start producing more meaningful content to share. I’m OK with that, but most of us have the cart before the horse. Instead of starting to develop content, we first do a content strategy. Doesn’t this make sense?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Blog] The Medium Is the Message: The Importance of Tracking Analytics across Devices
    Publishing a blog and writing consistent copy got companies ranked sooner than later. A recent report by comScore shows mobile devices accounted for 55 percent of online usage in the U.S. as of January, 2014, with apps making up 47 percent of traffic. With mobile users officially tipping the scales in search, marketers can’t afford to ignore the analytics and keep focusing on traffic and conversions from PC usage. Here’s a look at growing trends in search, consumer behavior and what’s driving content marketing. Multi-platform tracking. How will customers find you?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [Blog] How to Identify Social Media Demographics & Target Viewer Interests for Better Social Reach
    Of course, it’s a more professional network, so you might want to steer clear of it if you’re trying to monetize a Paleo blog or other similar pursuit. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Image via flickr user Jason Howie. This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton. There are social media demographics in general, and then there are your social media demographics for your business. You need to know the details of both in order to garner this platform for optimal gain. Start with considering the basic facts about social media in general. Back to basics. Juicy tidbits.
  • GAURAVONOMICS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010
    [Blog] Announcing the 2010 World Summit Youth Awards Winners.
    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 « Audience Matters Story on Women and Social Networking in India Guardian Activate Summit 2010 Highlights: My Talk on the Crisis of Caring » Announcing the 2010 World Summit Youth Awards Winners Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! Subscribe to my blog to never miss a post again. 2. For more, read my bio.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2009
    [Blog] Do You Know Where Santa is Tonight? | Social Media Strategery
    link] blog comments powered by Disqus « Previous Entries Next Entries » Popular Comments Featured Tags Identify the Right People to Manage Your Social Media Initiatives The Evolution of the Social Media Evangelist Twenty Theses for Government 2.0, Guide Social Media and the Next Generation I Started a Blog But No One Cared The Public Doesnt Need to Know What Gov 2.0 is, But They Do Need to Experience It Six Villains of Gov 2.0 web20 wiki Have This Blog Sent to Your Email! Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0 Government 2.0 Where’s Santa at now?
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIA INCUBATOR  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
    [Blog] True Social Media ROI is All About Integration
    home about smi learning lab contact SMI is powered by seasoned professionals from C.E.L. Public Relations and Small Business Mavericks C.E.L. Public Relations Small Business Mavericks Loading Quotes. scan or click the QR code to see the packages we offer True Social Media ROI is All About Integration by admin on November 16, 2009 Not long ago, a client came and asked if we could “help her business go viral” by launching social media for her company. Too often, business owners tell me that they aren’t experiencing a return on their investment of time with social media.  Copyright © 2009-2011.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2009
    [Blog] What I'm Thankful for on Thanksgiving
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER What I’m Thankful for on Thanksgiving View Comments November 28th, 2009 Yes I know my Thanksgiving post is up a bit later than all the others but I figured you already had a chance to read all the other “what I’m thankful for posts&# so I decided to mix it up a bit.  I’m thankful for a lot of things thing this year, here are just a few from top of mind: Friends and family that I love very much, even though I can be a bit hard to deal with at times. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010
    [Blog] Vote For Me and Olivier Blanchard to Present at Enterprise 2.0 Boston!
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Vote For Me and Olivier Blanchard to Present at Enterprise 2.0 Mark McCulloch Success Coach I always find it very difficult to get quality information regarding social media however when I come to your blog that all changes. love the design and layout of your blog also. If you enjoy traveling be sure to check out Jacobs travel blog. Boston! View Comments January 15th, 2010 Myself and Olivier Blanchard are in the running to present at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston. 
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Blog] Day 1: People of color impacting the social web – Will Lucas – #29DaysofDiversity
    Website/Blog: about.me/will_lucas. 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. For the past two years for Black History Month, I started an online series called 28 Days Diversity where I would feature someone new everyday during the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. Twitter: @will_lucas.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
    [Blog] Are You Afraid of Your Own Media?
    Your newspaper is your personal blog or your Twitter feed. Access to the media has always been exciting, at least for those of us over the age of 30. Now everyone has access to media. You have your own TV station - it's called YouTube. Facebook is your version of People Magazine, and iTunes and  Cinch  are your radio stations. Your Small Business is a Media Company. You no longer have to grovel to media companies to have your message heard - now your small businesses is a media company.   Now you have the power. Now you can give your side of the story?  . Are You Afraid of the Spotlight?
  • ENGAGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
    [Blog] Conquer the Writing Process (Or Let it Conquer You)
    For articles—like this blog post—for which I don’t have interview notes, I often write one sentence that describes the focus of my article or the message I want to convey. T he interesting part about writing is that much of the “writing” process involves staring at a blank document on the computer screen. rock back in my chair, I play with my hair, I stretch out my back. But all the while, the ideas are churning in my head (and that’s not just what I say in case the bosses walk by). But whether the ideas are flowing or I have writer’s block , I just need to start typing.
  • CITIZEN MARKETER 2.1  |  MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010
    [Blog] Quick'n'Dirty Episode 43: We've Got a Producer!
    You can also read re-caps of the podcasts on Jennifers ZDNet blog or my Stroutmeister blog. days ago Blogs > Mark Wallaces - The UnCommon Denominator Should Business People Take Facebook Seriously? - *Entry by Mark Wallace*EntryMany professionals, ranging from environmental consultants to HR professionals, C-Suite executives at F1000 companies to sm. months ago Blog Archive ▼ 2010 (54) ► September (3) Looking at the Future: Onstar's Live On Fail or Fab? Citizen Marketer 2.1 Oh yeah, Ill also talk about new things Im learning too. Its about sharing.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
    [Blog] Let Your Freak Flag Fly
    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. And it paid off.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Blog] Twitter gets ugly in NHL playoffs
    After the flood on Twitter, Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis offered his take on his blog : What these people have said and done is unforgivable. Education is key – Before sharing something on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Path or a blog, take a step back and think about how that can be seen by others. It took a split second for Joel Ward to become a playoff hero to Washington Capitals fans. By the time the Capitals were done celebrating Ward’s overtime goal that knocked the Boston Bruins out of the playoffs; Ward was the center of a different emotion online. Image -    clydeorama.
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010
    [Blog] Newsonomics: Ken Doctor knows the future of news « Online.
    know him from his blog, Content Bridges , which is a favorite in my RSS feed and I am never disappointed with anything he writes. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry. StatCounter Blog Stats 66,103 hits Recent Readers View Entire Community Provided by MyBlogLog Pages About Angela Book Reviews Who is @Communitygirl? Blog at WordPress.com. Ken is a leading media industry analyst and a super-smart guy. del.icio.us
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [Blog] The Organizational Dangers of Personal Brands
    Yet, when it comes to LIVESTRONG social media it’s really about the community and that’s clear from tool to tool, from Gowalla to the blog. Lots of people talk about their personal brands online and how they are important to social media. Beyond the obvious self centered narcissism and the off-center marketing theory behind this pop ethos, organizations needs to be wary of personal brands harpooning their social media efforts. The dangers range from the obvious to the experienced-based hidden results of personal brands. Teams. Some personalities naturally rise to the top.
  • JUGNOO  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Blog] Social Media Dashboard has a Fresh New Approach
    Social Media Dashboard has a Fresh New Approach originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Social Media Dashboard has a Fresh New Approach appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. Jugnoo is a social media dashboard that has published a new trailer video:   Manage Your Social Media Presence • Jugnoo. “Social Media is big, powerful, and full of insight. ” What can social media presence do for enterprise? Social Media Presence
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
    [Blog] Are you signaling honestly?
    A few weeks back, I was having a conversation with my friend Geoff Livingston in the comments of a blog post. One thing led to another and he recommended Honest Signals from Alex (Sandy) Pentland. The book itself is a very smart read that took me out of my comfort zone of sorts. Instead of talking business, marketing or social, the book focused on an area that I have no background in – science. Throughout the research report, Pentland takes you through a number of studies and how her team was able to use computers and sensors to accurately predict the tells of humans.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
    [Blog] 7 Things Content Marketers Can Learn From Fiction Writers
    This is the inverse of most blog post structures. actually wouldn’t stray too far from that: meaning you probably shouldn’t use more than one in 30 blog posts. This can be done consciously, but often what it really takes is just reading a lot of blog posts , only the ones you actually enjoy reading, and subconsciously absorbing the skills. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Content marketing is storytelling, so it’s not all that bizarre to think that fiction writers might actually have some advice for us. certainly believe we can. The Art of Suspense.
  • JANET FOUTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Blog] Nonprofit Webinar Series – Social Fundraising
    Lisa has contributed writing in blogs including California NOW and Change.org , as well as books including #SOCIALMEDIA Nonprofit: 140 Bite-Sized Ideas for Nonprofit Social Media Engagement, and Open Our Eyes: Seeing the Invisible People of Homelessness. Whether you work with a grass roots organization or a humongous nonproft you know that social media can be an effective way to make your message more visible out there in the world. Because they may never find you, and if you can’t create shareable content they won’t tell their friends about you either. Free webinars you say?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Blog] The New Face Of Content Marketing
    He responds to almost all of the inputs he gets (from tweeting to leaving comments on blogs) and created a tiny tempest in a teapot last week by declaring that he plans on, "tripling down" on content - because doubling down doesn''t begin to describe how important he thinks it is," according to the Forbes article, Why Gary Vaynerchuk''s New Social Media Strategy Should Change The Way You Do Business. How much content is too much content when it comes to a brand? It''s a slippery slope for most brands when it comes to their engines of content creation. if you''re lucky). brand.
  • DIGITAL DIVA  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Blog] Harvey Nichols Chocolates – a perfect present
    Finally, my love of blogging has paid off, I’ve been asked to taste chocolate… every sweet tooth’s dream  ;-). When I received some Harvey Nichols Chocolates to review, I thought all my Christmases had come at once! What’s in the box of Harvey Nichols Chocolates? Is your mouth watering yet? I set about the very hard task of actually tasting the chocolates. They were awful. Ha… I’m obviously jesting, they were just gorgeous! I don’t often taste English Violets, so that was my first choice. It was a lovely subtle flavour.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
    [Blog] From MAGNET: Sauder Woodworking and MAGNET Find A Way To Innovation
    Each month we’ll be featuring a blog post from our friends at MAGNET (Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network). MAGNET’s mission is to support, educate and champion manufacturing in Ohio with the goal of transforming the region’s economy into a powerful, global player. You can visit MAGNET online at manufacturingsuccess.org. Sauder Woodworking and MAGNET Find A Way To Innovation. When Sauder Woodworking began seeing less growth and profits, the company couldn’t afford to invest in innovation, yet truly needed to explore new markets. Click here to read the original post.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
    [Blog] Version 2 of Viral Success
    Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Blowing Bottles With Viral Potential Youtube Makes User-generated Feature Film: Life In A Day » Version 2 of Viral Success Posted by Sara Hansson Jul 8th, 2010 Tweet You may have seen the campaign “The Hero&# made of Swedish public survive Radiotjänst (whose job is to take charge for peoples boadcasting licence).  It’s possible since the video has had 35 million views. The concept is to thank those consumers who pay their TV license instead of hunting those people who doesn’t.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Blog] New Year, New Start – What Have We Done?
    If you’re anything like me, you may have thought about what you want to do with your blog this year, and where you want to go. Unlike me, you’ve probably also made a start on a few of these, and started 2014 blogging with a bang. What kinds of things have you thought you might like to do with blogging this year? Feel free to have a chat in the comments, or link to a post you’ve written about your blogging goals for this year. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Maybe wrote down a couple of changes, or a few ideas to try.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Branded Experience Marketing Tips for Artists and Writers
    Hopefully, you are blogging/publishing so you have regular fresh content. Jimi Hendrix Image by jbhthescots. Music biz marketer Corey Biggs interviewed me five times for the book to help artists brand and market themselves. Based on those interviews, I have accumulated several branded experience marketing tips. While I have simply protested the personal brand movement in the past, it’s better to offer useful guidance to individuals. This is particularly true for artists and writers who often have no choice but to market creative products and ideas under their names. Want proof?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
    [Blog] 7 Effective Tips To Grow Your Social Media Presence The Right Way
    Your audience should be the focal point of your entire blog and everything you do should be based around helping them and solving their problems. Adam Connell is the Founder of Blogging Wizard, a website devoted to helping bloggers grow their traffic, email subscribers and online presence. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. This is a guest contribution from Adam Connell. Have you ever wondered how to gain a significant advantage with social media? Not Not just in terms of growing a following but growing an engaged following? have too, and so have countless others.
  • ENGAGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Blog] What the NYT’s Struggle to Embrace Online Publishing Can Teach Us About the Future of Content Marketing
    The blogging craze made average writers into expert reporters overnight. Reach beyond every article to create relevant social media tie-ins, blog posts, interviews, follow-ups and more. In the wake of New York Times ’ editor Jill Abramson’s firing, an internal company audit leaked to the public offers an inside view into how content marketing and the new media landscape will affect the way brands create content for consumers into the future. The now-famous document, known as the “Innovation Report,” starkly criticizes The New York Times Co. Be Flexible. Be Aware. Be Innovative.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
    [Blog] Influenster: Green VoxBox Review
    Twitter is a game changer for new blogs.  By far, it is the easiest and cheapest way to get readers to your blog. Such as: retweeting my own posts, posting my blog links 10-15 times a day, not retweeting other people’s stuff, and other knucklehead moves. But this time I decided to “model success”.  I made a list of 10 top blogs and started following them.  I watched how they used twitter and finally got a clue. Tags: Advanced Blogging Tips Social Media blogging tips get your blog noticed social branding social media strategy Here’s mine.
  • KYLE LACY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010
    [Blog] 3 Rules for Twitter Growth and Safety!
    Also when blogging about something you read be sure to give that author the credit for their post. We need you to be safe and courteous when using Twitter… period. It is important for all of us to remember three important rules when jumping into the world of tweeting. 1. Don’t Drive and Tweet. We should all know by now not to text and drive. Come on people! When Oprah says it… it’s LAW! Yet we’ve still managed to find a loophole and (much to our grandmother’s horror) we’ve taken social networking to the streets. Unfortunately, teenage drivers are not the only offenders.
  • DIRECT MARKETING OBSERVATIONS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
    [Blog] If You Could Use Only One Social Media Solution, Which Would It Be?
    Given that most of us claim to be too busy to do anything anymore-and it is somewhat true. Traipsing in and bellowing to anyone who will listen, that the tranformative nature of social media will change the way you do business for the better, is a lofty claim. Let’s do a hypothetical. What if you could only use one “social solution&# ? Which would you use? and why would you use it? Let’s say you’re a consultant, which social media solution would you suggest and why? Which one is going to have the largest impact on your company? On your business? For your client? Results?
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Blog] Three hardware trends that will drive growth in the gaming sector
    Some analysts had suggested that the console gaming business would decline as a result of the increasing popularity of free-to-play (F2P) mobile games and digital marketplaces, the growth of which was documented on our blog last month. In previous blog posts we have outlined the latest innovations in wearable technology – a market which could record $19bn (£11.4bn) in revenue by 2018. But sales of Sony’s Playstation 4 tell another story. The console, which launched in Western markets in November last year and in Japan last month, has sold more than six million units.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [Blog] Did Google Just Kill Email?
    Let''s go back in time to a blog post titled, Is Google+ About To Make Facebook Frown? Don''t know someone''s email address? No need to fret, Google is here. Confused? Don''t be. from January 2012: "Google has the power (and ability) to make Google+ (and everything being shared within it) the underlying social platform within all of its many applications ( Android , Gmail , Google Docs , Picasa , Google Maps , Google News , YouTube , etc.). And - make no mistake about it - both Facebook and Twitter are not fans of having their information indexed on Google." The end of email?
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
    [Blog] Are you a speed and sputter marketer?
    Since this isn’t a car blog, you’re probably wondering why I’m sharing. Are you guilty of speed and sputter marketing? I do a lot of driving. Between work, providing my mom (3.5 hours away) with computer support and fetching my daughter every so often at college (2 hours away) — I’m on the road quite a bit. Long story short — I definitely shortened my drive time when I used the cruise as opposed to me manually controlling the speed of my vehicle. And if nothing else, no doubt my speed is varying throughout the journey. There’s no consistency.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009
    [Blog] Why you need to build your Social Capital?
    So over the last few blog posts we have looked at ways in which websites will provide you with a very different web experience today and over the next 24 months. A web that brings your search results based on what your friends clicked on and a buying experience based on what others in your social network (like Facebook) have bought. A web where users can update their status, post photos, and play games with friends directly within web enabled appliances like Xbox Live! But this is just a look forward – what about a look backwards? And what does this mean for our future?
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
    [Blog] Brilliant writing is timeless
    Two months into launching my blog in 2006, I stumbled upon this example of copywriting brilliance and shared it with my readers. Back then, my readers consisted of my parents and about 2 other kind souls who took pity on the newbie blogger. I was going through some old posts for a project I’m working on and discovered it again. Now that I have a whole handful of readers, I thought I’d share it again. As you experience the copy, think about how it must have evolved. The time it took. The precision of the language. Enjoy. Related posts: The most brilliant outdoor campaign ever.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Blog] A CTRL ALT Delete Interview with Mitch Joel
    MJ: When we’re on Twitter or Facebook or blogging are we not in the real world? Does this blog post hold less value to you because it’s not on a page stapled to other pages with similar articles andads? Canadian blogger and bald brother of another mother Mitch Joel released his new book CNTL ALT Delete today. The book captures the zeitgesit of workplace change caused by a universal shift towards digital media. Mitch discusses embracing digital change to survive and succeed. Check it out, and don’t forget to pick up a copy of CTRL ALT Delete. Nothing more.
  • 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.
  • JANET FOUTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011
    [Blog] Social Media -YOU gotta do it
    If your blog is an automated sales pitch with comments turned off, do us all a favor and just go take out an ad and get over it. Social media engagement does not happen by accident. It does not do itself. Sure, there are those random occurrences where you get a referral or a hit from someone you just met on Twitter , but trust me, it almost never happens until you’ve put some effort into your Twitter presence. Social media is work. It’s good work. It’s important work. But not unless you do the work. “But I’m busy&# you whimper… Tough. You CAN do this.
  • JANET FOUTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
    [Blog] A little help over here?
    I don’t post here very often on topics not related to social business but hey, it’s my birthday on Saturday and it’s MY blog, and today is #EndHIVThursday , so bear with me for a minute or two OK? think it’s the responsibility of all of us to give back to the universe, and yes, I’m asking for your help now. Last year my partner rode over 500 miles on her bicycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the annual AIDS Lifecycle ride, and for her it was a life-changing event. It is nearly impossible today to not have been affected in some way by this HIV/AIDS.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Blog] 9 Persuasive Writing Tips for a Copy that Sells
    The post 9 Persuasive Writing Tips for a Copy that Sells appeared first on Writtent Blog. The most vital characteristic of copy that sells is persuasive writing. Once you have mastered the ability to weave words in a way that will persuade people to buy something, you’ve pretty much got it made as an Internet marketer. Persuasive writing is one of the most valuable skills you’ll ever learn … and, consequently, one of the hardest to grasp. Tell a Story. Image source. Stories are one of the best ways to connect on a personal level with your audience. Personally. Results.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011
    [Blog] 15 social media tips for small business
    There were a ton of great tips; we turned the top 15 into an eBook for the Vistaprint Micro Business blog. During the South by Southwest conference in March, I talked to a lot of folks and asked them for a piece of advice for small business owners looking to participate in social media.  Some of the contributors include Shelly Kramer , Eric Berto and Jeff Cutler. Take a look at the book below and feel free to utilize in your business or pass it along to any small business owner you know looking to get into the space. 15 Social Media Tips for Micro Businesses.
  • CREATIVE RAMBLINGS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Blog] Can we stop bashing Google+ now?
    was written by Cendrine Marrouat for her social media blog, Creative Ramblings. If you like this post, you will probably enjoy her latest eBook, The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips , available on Amazon! A few days ago, I read an article from a self-proclaimed Social Media Rockstar who was literally bashing Google+. His claim? The platform is fake because only marketers use it. His conclusion? G+ is hopeless, and he prefers losing clients rather than reconsidering his position. Writing controversial posts is an excellent technique to attract traffic to [.]
  • ENGAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
    [Blog] Web Gems: The Art of Being a Web Editor
    Whether you write every article on the website, have your own blog, or you have some say in design and advertising, you aren’t working in a vacuum. Image: jellaluna ] If you liked this, try: How to Make an Editor Happy Why the Best Social Media Begins Offline 4 Tips for Developing a Blog Comment Policy. G uess what? It’s not all about you. Anyone who has ever played on a team knows that. And shortstops know it best. This idea is the fabric of his or her nature. The great 1910 Chicago Cub infielders Evers and Chance would be nothing without their shortstop Tinkers. Innovate.
  • ENGAGE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
    [Blog] Magazine ‘App’-titude
    It brings to mind a post another contributor to this blog, Scott Bolgiano , published here last spring. have to imagine he reads this blog. W hen CNN announced plans earlier last week to acquire Zite, an upstart creator of magazine apps for Apple’s iPad, it wasn’t exactly Earth-shattering news. The East Coast was still sweeping up after Irene. In the wake of a disaster that almost was, the acquisition caused nary a ripple in the blogosphere. Understandable. The announcement didn’t exactly blow the deck chairs off anybody’s front porch. But content creators should take heed.
  • KYLE LACY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
    [Blog] Why I’m Not Impressed with the Twitter Follow Button
    From the Twitter.com blog: “For publishers and brands, adding the Follow Button to your website and using Twitter to stay connected with your audience is a powerful combination. On Tuesday Twitter announced that it has released a “cool new button&# that allows a company to insert a Follow button to help users interact and follow their brand on Twitter. People who follow your account are much more likely to retweet and engage with your Tweets, and to repeatedly visit your website. love Twitter as a communication and marketing tool because it works for me. twitter
  • FEVER BEE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
    [Blog] Curate And Increase Your Community's Expertise
    Seek out guest-posts on blogs for your top members to write. People join communities to learn. Your members are thirsty for knowledge - especially about your community's topic. Your community must provide that knowledge. You must raise the level of expertise your community has in that topic.    This is cyclical. Expertise attracts expertise. skiing community that has the members who can offer the best skiing tips will attract more skiers - with better tips. You need to start the cycle. You  You need to cultivate that expertise.  Seek out other experts.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012
    [Blog] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Baby Sloth Bathtime
    This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. Blogging / Writing. These 7 Simple Tweaks Will Get You More Blog Retweets – The good news is that you can fix your posts “retweetability” with a few simple tweaks. How to Figure Out What People Want To Buy From You – One of the easiest ways to make money from a blog is to sell stuff. The Resources Mashup. Fight back and beat writer’s block the hard way. Question is what do people buy?
  • YMARKETINGMATTERS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
    [Blog] Taking Control of Your Facebook News Feed
    Read the full blog here. Have you wondered why you are not seeing as many of your friends and business Pages in your News Feed? That’s because Facebook determines what appears in your News Feed, and how high, with an algorithm called EdgeRank. It’s important for you, as a business owner, to control and monitor this in order to get content you actually want to see, for example updated news from competitors, partners, vendors and industry leaders. Learn how to take control of your News Feed on your personal page with Facebook’s new Interest List tool. Yasmin.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
    [Blog] How to Run Successful Campaigns on Google+
    At this stage, you will want to think of the assets you will create , including images, videos, and blog posts that will help people connect to the campaign. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been working on the best practices for running campaigns on Google+ and how, as Chris Brogan would say, we can make our buyers the hero of the story. Google+ campaigns are a great way of building trust and relationships with the people who may well become your brand advocates. Campaigns Campaigns create movements. If you want to be a movement maker, then keep reading. Well, three reasons: 1.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
    [Blog] Twitter Hashtags 101
    You can find out more on my blog What’s A Hashtag on Twitter. If you’ve been using Twitter a while you will have come across the hashtag. That’s when you add ‘#’ in front of a word or acronym to create a clickable link. The hashtag groups tweets together on a particular subject into one place. When you click on the link you will see all the latest tweets containing that hashtag filtering out all of the other tweets. This makes it easy to find tweets on specific topics quickly. to add context or irony to a message: #fail and #justsayin being examples of this.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Blog] Dallas Local Search Engine Optimization Expert Launches Argent Media
    His work has been featured in several publications, and he regularly contributes articles to Natural Search Blog, Nodal Bits, and Search Engine Land (which is the leading online publication dealing with paid and natural search marketing). Chris Silver Smith, a local search engine optimization expert based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, has launched Argent Media , a search marketing agency. Argent Media will focus on providing both short-term search engine optimization services such as basic website audits as well as ongoing consultation retainers. Local. www.ArgentMedia.com.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Blog] The “Cardboard arcade kid”, vs “Push button to add drama” – value in viral video?
    Two weeks ago I posted a quick blog post about a video featuring 9-year-old Caine Monroy , who built a cardboard arcade over a summer vacation, and waited for his first customer to turn up. Well, after two weeks, the result of his first customer happening to make a video about him, and then organising a flashmob via Reddit and Facebook is in. million views on Vimeo , with 10,400 likes. million views on Youtube with 31,000 likes. 105,000 Facebook Likes. 6,400 Followers on Twitter. Over $186,000 raised for Caine’s Arcade Scolarship Fund. So basically: Interesting. Inspiring. Shared.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Blog] Get More Comments: How Q&A Video Can Help
    Create blog content that is relevant to your subscribers. Inspired by my own experiences and conversations with clients, I published four months’ worth of blog posts and videos addressing issues that I thought my readers would care about. Although I was drawing my post topics from real-life examples that were relevant to the theme of my blog, each week’s post was a total experiment. never directly asked my subscribers what they wanted from the blog. Determined to start 2012 with a video blog that pulled in consistent comments, I ditched the guess-work altogether.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Blog] Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime
    Well, loads of bad stuff, but also some truly epic lessons in how to create a great blog. 1) Provide Your Tribe with an Identity and a Brand They Can Care About. Author Scott Sigler calls his long-time readers “Junkies” and the Noir Factory, my blog, refers to its subscribers as “Confidential Informants.”. While no one is suggesting that you set prayer cards on fire, and – depending on your blog – it may be very inappropriate to demand blood-letting, you should instill that same kind of identity in your tribe. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010
    [Blog] Creating Your Own Facebook Community
    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? Blog Roll Book Rec. didn’t want to share it on my personal Facebook page, as most of my friends and family couldn’t care less.  I thought about Twitter, but I only check that once a day so the conversation would mostly stop after one or two tweets.  So I went searching. 
  • DEVUMI  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
    [Blog] Social Media Data Analysis: How to Build your Plan
    The Devumi blog is chock full of ideas to help move your social media marketing forward. The post Social Media Data Analysis: How to Build your Plan appeared first on Devumi Blog. If you’ve been reading regularly you’ll know a great deal about getting more Twitter followers, increasing your YouTube views, crafting response to negative comments, and on and on. The most successful social media business accounts will be massive, sprawling communities bursting with users, comments, and information. How you can make a bit of sense of all this is through social media data analysis.
  • SOSHABLE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
    [Blog] 5 Business Tools Leveraging the Power of Social
    Not only can you share presentations through social media platforms, you can also embed them into wikis, websites and blogs for a better user experience. Social business and social media, while two distinct entities and completely non-interchangeable, are similar in that they both aspire to leverage one and the same concept: the power of social engagement and communication. Nowadays, customers demand more open communication and personal relationships with businesses. It’s no wonder that more and more tools are being designed to bring the social aspects of a business to the fore. Asana.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Ways to Open the Social Side Door and Build Relationships
    Leave thoughtful comments on these blogs, build relationships with their influencers, and eventually submit a guest post. And don’t treat it like a numbers game, racking up as many expert quotes as you can cram into a blog post. Ian Greenleigh (@be3d ) is a social media and content strategist. He’s writing a book titled The Social Side Door: How Social Media Has Rewritten the Rules of Access and Influence , and he works at Bazaarvoice in Austin, TX. Social side doors are avenues of access and influence made possible by society’s adoption of social media. Get there early.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Blog] The Great Irony of Social Velocity
    Maybe what we’re lacking isn’t so much the tolerance for crunchy conversations – a word that Justin has helped me endorse here – but rather the patience and discipline to have them in forums and situations that are longer than 140 characters, that aren’t defined by a witty repost to a blog comment. I had a brilliant conversation with Justin Kozuch last evening on Twitter. If you don’t know Justin , you should. Smart, introspective, determined to find more in all of this, just like I am. We need willingness to embrace discomfort, yes. stand by that.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Blog] Favorite Social Media Management Tools for Small Business
    Pros : Supports Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs (WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Typepad, Squarespace, Drupal), Flickr, Bit.ly, YouTube, and reviews sites like Yelp. Allows posting to text, video, and image updates to all platforms, from tweets to full blog posts. Favorite Social Media Management Tools for Small Business is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. If you’re thinking about adopting a social media management tool, there are several questions you should be asking yourself and your team before you dive in.
  • STEPHEN P SMITH  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
    [Blog] Mark Steyn on the US Debt, and Other Warnings
    Peter Oborne at the Telegraph: In this grave crisis, the world’s leaders are terrifyingly out of their depth – Telegraph Blogs. Mad Debt – Mark Steyn – National Review Online. The fecklessness of Washington is an existential threat not only to the solvency of the republic but to the entire global order. If Ireland goes under, it’s lights out on Galway Bay. When America goes under, it drags the rest of the developed world down with it. When I go around the country saying stuff like this, a lot of folks agree. Forget about mid-century. military budget.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
    [Blog] 16 SXSW 2011 Panels to Vote For! The NC + friends edition
    The Cost, Commitment, & Satisfaction of Starting a Blog. Many people believe the cost associated with blogging will keep them from creating something that people will be interested in reading. While cost is a factor depending on what type of blogging your going to create, you have a choice to create a totally free blog, or one that comes with immediate cost that you have to pay up front. We all have a voice and blogging is one way of expressing that on a global scale immediately. Uploaded with plasq ‘s Skitch ! 27 (Fun!) Your vote. Yes No. Organizer.
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Blog] Career Development Tips with Social Media
    Keep interacting with your audience: write blogs, respond to their queries, and comment on related posts by your customers, and so on. Social media is a double edged sword: while you can leverage it to enhance your credibility and build your brand, you need to remember to create and maintain a professional image at all times. It is very easy to stray off the path. Here are some tips you can follow to ensure you stay right on track: What the public sees should not be too different from the real you. Authenticity is always appreciated by consumers. But here you need to be very careful.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Blog] Hospitals Operating with a More Social Approach
    Hospitals are even getting into the blogging field. When many of us think of social media, we think of teenagers sending pictures and snarky remarks, or middle-aged women planning high school reunions and sharing their kids’ latest achievements. However, there is much more to it. Most businesses these days would be at a loss without social media; it’s a huge marketing facet and one that opens a great informative forum. Even hospitals are deep into social media and seeing important benefits from its use. How and why are they using it? Hospitals use social media to form connections.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
    [Blog] Day 25: People of color impacting the social web – Kalimah Priforce #28DaysofDiversity
    For day 25 , I would like to introduce to some and present to others: Kalimah Priforce Twitter: @kapriforce Website/Blog: careersters.com Bio Kalimah Priforce discovered his calling to “transform children’s lives&# after his 18 year old younger brother was shot and killed right behind their old elementary school in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York. As we all know, February is Black History Month. 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.
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
    [Blog] Chrysler Social Media: Who They Should Hire Next
    Where is the ability to drive hundreds of thousands of visitors to individual blog posts or videos? The unfortunate mistake made Thursday that cost New Media Strategies their contract with Chrysler should be viewed as an opportunity to make a tremendous step forward in their social media marketing. It isn’t that NMS did a bad job – from what I can tell they run a pretty tight ship and have made solid contributions to promoting the Chrysler brand. However, now is the time for Chrysler to get exciting. What about Tumblr? Buzzfeed? Anything. This is a huge mistake.
  • JUSTIN LEVY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
    [Blog] Developing Routines and Finding Time
    When I look at my blogs and see that I haven’t written in several months I let out a deep sigh. For example, I’m going to focus on writing for 15-30 minutes a few times per week.  I’m not making a lofty goal of writing a new post every day for multiple blogs. Making anything a routine is hard. This becomes harder as the demands on our time increase. And with increased demands on our time come increased stress to accomplish it all and it becomes easy for things to fall off of our plates, even when we have the best intentions. When possible, make small changes.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2010
    [Blog] How To Prepare To Start A Social Media Community
    So whether you are on Blog or Social Media sites you need to have content defined and scheduled. Most of us have heard that we need to have Facebook and Twitter for business. have been asked a couple of times how will this bring in business. Well by setting up your profile page does not get us any business. We need to look at this as a very long term community event. At the start we are to have a plan of action. This plan would comprise of: Community Members: Who is going to be joining your community. Defining your target audience is crucial. And this difference is to be understand.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
    [Blog] On ROI, Social Media, and Relationships
    realize the irony of writing that last sentence on the blog of the maven of SM measurement. He is a husband, Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs fan, and also  blogs. [Ed: I'm on vacation. Here's the fifth of a week's worth of guest posts.]. just finished watching a video from LeWeb ’10 in Paris starring Gary Vaynerchuk in which he discusses the ROI of social media. I’d like you to watch the video and then we’ll discuss (warning; there’s some NSFW language in the video): Gary Vaynerchuk on Social Media ROI. Shonali is giving and kind, what can I say?
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2012
    [Blog] Day 11: People of color impacting the social web – Anthony Frasier – #29DaysofDiversity
    Website/Blog: playd.it. 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. For the past two years for Black History Month, I started an online series called 28 Days Diversity where I would feature someone new everyday during the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. Twitter: @AnthonyFrasier.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
    [Blog] This Week in Social Media – 4/3/2013
    Storify is a platform that allows you to curate content from other social networks - videos, tweets, blog posts, etc. A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry. Each week at Ford, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep the wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs. These are those links. Still, Facebook dominates in this space. We're not alone out there. Big Data is not a cure-all.
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010
    [Blog] Remaining Professional with Social Media
    Especially since social media and blogging are instantly available and free; this presents an ideal option for companies to facilitate people, who could become future customers in a mere effortless fashion. At some point, I believe we will all be expected to be fluent in social media. From my perspective, this means that we will basically be unable to stay truly connected without it. This naturally leads one to question—if social media is beneficial to those involved with it, or if it will create more of a divide amongst individuals who don’t have access to the Internet on a daily basis.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012
    [Blog] Introducing Stephen Tiano: Monday Muse #2
    Stephen Tiano, a freelance book designer, page compositor, and layout artist, wrote a guest blog post here in February 2009 about his blogging and tweeting and how both contributed to his economic success. blog to present my “take” on book design , what I do and how I approach such work, and hopefully to give those interested in publishing books reason to consider my services. How do you decide blog content to write? My decisions on what to blog about are guided to a great extent by what occurs to me in relation to the work. My influences vary. Muses
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Blog] Groupon Responds to Super Bowl Ad Complaints
     Groupon CEO Andrew Mason responded to the backlash on Twitter and Facebook about Groupon’s  &# Tibet&# Super Bowl ad via the Groupon Blog: We take the causes we highlighted extremely seriously – that’s why we created this campaign in partnership with many hallmark community organizations, for whom we’re raising money at  SaveTheMoney.org. viewer named Vinod posted on the Groupon blog in response to Mason’s explaination: I know what you were trying to convey, but you had 2 problems. The creators of the ads,  Crispin Porter + Bogusk, are known for making waves.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Blog] How to Triple Your Audience and Lead Generation With Content Syndication
    While blogs and social media may be replacing print media as primary information highways, the basic concept of syndication is definitely alive and well on the web. Not only can you syndicate your blog with the help of an RSS feed, there’s a number of websites which may republish your content. Additionally, if the website you’re syndicating allows you to include call-to-action buttons with your republished blog posts , you could notice your average lead quality plummet. Image Credit: suphakit73/freedigitalphotos.net. What is Syndication? How to Syndicate Content. AllTop.
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
    [Blog] Are Businesses Starting to Overpost on Facebook?
    We won’t get into a lengthy discussion on the intricacies of the Facebook news feed algorithm – I’m not sure that a single blog post dedicated to the subject would be enough to do it justice and it’s changing so rapidly that it would be outdated in weeks at best. There was a time not too long ago when it was hard to get businesses to post enough. More on that in a moment. Before we get into the numbers surrounding posting, let’s look at this from a human perspective. These people are important, but again, more on them in a moment. They wanted little Timmy.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Blog] Great Advertising (From An Unexpected Brand)
    If I''m going to be honest, even blogging about this ad kills my point, because I''m giving this too much attention and time. Have you seen this ad? When was the last time you paid attention to a commercial about toiler paper? Or even cared to? Kimberly-Clark ''s Cottonelle brand (not a client) has come out with dispenser packaging for its Fresh Care Flushable Dry Wipes product. Yes, a moist and flushable toilet paper. Innovative product? Maybe. Stunning Cannes-worthy advertising? But it''s short. It''s to the point. It catches your attention. It makes you smile. The butt of the joke.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2010
    [Blog] The best social games on any platform…
    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
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011
    [Blog] The One Thing GoDaddy can do to Avoid the Coming Mass-Exodus
    So many people (this blog included) have registered through GoDaddy over the years and when the prominent website owners like the Cheeseburger Network and Wikipedia started pulling their support, others followed in the same manner. Early signs of the mass exodus from GoDaddy are already starting to show up and the unofficial Leave GoDaddy Day is still later this week. First, they supported SOPA, the evil bill that would weaken the internet as we know it today. Everything’s better now, right? It may be too late already. Why GoDaddy? Who’s next? Do the right thing, GoDaddy.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
    [Blog] Smart reads that will make you DO
    Note:  If you read their blog Signal vs. Noise -- much of this will sound familiar.  I've read some really fantastic books lately and I want to share three of them with you.    Each one is very different but has one thing in common -- they will make you want to try something new or do something different. That's actually about as high a compliment as I can give a business book.    It inspires me to DO something in a better, smarter, more creative, more profitable, more giving way.    They get us to DO.   Do that well….and
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010
    [Blog] Is Unstructured Collaboration the Key to Business Agility?
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Is Unstructured Collaboration the Key to Business Agility? 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. Towards the end of last year Drew Gude, Director, U.S. Back to unstructured collaboration. No way.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
    [Blog] Google+, Google Apps and Your Social Graph
    Google+ product manager Christian Oestlien says, “The business experience Google is creating should far exceed the consumer profile in terms of its usefulness to businesses.&#. G+ is still in the crawl before you walk stage, but there is a apparently a hive of activity in the background as Google throws resources at G+ to incorporate apps like Blogger and Picasa, which are being renamed Google Blogs and Google Photos. One of the strongest reasons emerging for businesses to take a closer look at using Google+ is the integration with their other apps.  Ways to Use  Google Apps.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [Blog] Five Ways to Engage Potential Customers Through Facebook
    This SEO blog can give you tips on what to write about, and how to keep your customers interested. 2. Customer interaction has been completely revolutionized with the rise of social media. Where customer relationships used to be based on simply transactional relations, these days the relationship is much more about engagement and trust. Facebook is one of the best tools for engaging with your potential customers and creating a stronger brand image for your business. Below are five simple ways you can engage potential customers through Facebook and build better customer relationships.
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Blog] Out with the Old (Marketing) And In With the New
    Increase website and blog traffic. HubSpot offers advice on how to leverage different inbound channels to generate “awesome leads” from business blogs, email marketing and landing pages to social media. Companies soon came to realize that although there are no paid media costs, resources are needed to build and maintain initiatives on Facebook, Twitter, blogs or Google+. For example, instead of saying “let’s start blogging or let’s create a Facebook page”, begin with a good understanding of your goals and objectives. Charles Darwin. More Media Options Today. No Pain.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
    [Blog] my6sense for Android Adds Instapaper, Replies, DMs, More
    To find out more, check out the company blog post: Stream on, until your stream comes true: Android App Version 1.3 or check out The Next Web's great review: My favoriter, my6sense for Android, gets some hefty upgrades. I would be remiss to not highlight the continued updates the my6sense team has made to the company's Android application, aimed to surface the best content for you from your news and social streams, based on your own interests. When my6sense first debuted, the application was focused on RSS, and many folks still believe that's what the app is all about.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Blog] Have You Set up Timeline on Your Facebook ‘Page’ Yet?
    Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. In the last day Facebook have rolled out Timeline for Facebook Brand pages. There’s been a lot of talk about whether people like them or not – but the reality is that they are here and in a month they’ll be rolled out on your Brand page whether you like it or not. I’ve just pushed out version 1 of my own ProBlogger Facebook page here (I’m sure I’ll be tweaking it in the coming days but it is live) – but I’d love to see what others are doing? Have you activated Timeline on your Brand Page yet?
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010
    [Blog] Take the Network for Good Cause Marketing Survey
    With the advent of conversational media, cause marketing best practices are now in the midst of dynamic change, something we Zoeticans have been discussing quite a bit on our blogs. As CMO of Zoetica , I am proud to announce that we’ve partnered with Network for Good to create a best practice eGuide for corporate social good campaigns. We are launching this initiative at NTEN’s 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#10ntc on Twitter). Please take our two minute survey and inform companies on cause marketing best practice. If you feel the same way, please take the survey.
  • 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. 
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Blog] @SocialEmployee Featured in New eBook: Future of Marketing @BrennerMichael
    After setting out to interview over 20 leading marketers, Brenner crafted a “ Future of Marketing ” series on his blog that has since sparked a tremendous amount of conversation. Michael Brenner’s eBook – Future of Marketing -  Brings Tomorrow a Little Closer to Today. What is the future of marketing? Based on the sheer number of people asking this question over the past year, from Wharton to McKinsey , Harvard Business Review to Business Insider , clearly this question has occupied the minds of many of today’s prominent marketers.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Blog] The Power of Influence
    She connected to people through tweets, blogs and an online petition and within two weeks she had 300,000 names backing her plea for the bank to stop. Mark Schaefer is a consultant, college educator, and author who blogs at {grow}. The Power of Influence is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Last year, a young lady named Molly Katchpole graduated from college and, like so many young Americans, could not find a job. Desperate to make her student loan payments, she took a job as a part-time nanny. Molly had enough.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Blog] How Bing Is Improving Search
    For the full list, see Bing’s blog. We haven’t heard from Bing in a while, every now and then we’ll get a glimpse into how they are improving search. With Google becoming more restrictive with link building practices and tightening the reigns on content quality, Bing has a golden opportunity to step forward and gain some share of the search market. I don’t know if any of these innovations will do that for them, but they have potential. Here are seven new innovations Bing has introduced that could make a difference in search in the coming years.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [Blog] Stop Building Low Quality Links – Already
    You thought blog comment spam would help you. Every day now I see articles popping up telling webmasters how to win Google’s heart again after being penalized for low-quality or spammy links. The latest was at Search Engine Journal. All of this is well and good, but if you’re going to listen to bad SEO advice, then you’ll have to suffer the consequences of said advice. You probably trusted the wrong agency with your link building. Now you’re trying to figure out why your website lost rankings and traffic. Here’s why: You paid for links.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Blog] What Is True Link Building?
    That could include press releases, social media, some types of guest blogging, certain link requests, and even some traditional types of link building exercises. Some people would say Google Panda and Google Penguin effectively killed link building. But did they? Or is it that they simply killed an inefficient and spammy type of link building? You can’t really exist on the Web without inbound links. How will the search engines ever find your website? How will you get indexed if you don’t have at least one inbound link? There’s no guarantee that a No. Not even you or me.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Blog] Why Content Marketing Isn’t About Links
    It can be on your blog or website or it can be a guest post somewhere. Content marketing is the new buzzword. Everyone is talking about it. But do you know what it means? For some people, content marketing is about creating online content, slapping it on a website somewhere, building links to it, and sharing it on social media. happen to think it’s a little more involved than that. This approach is sort of like looking for a spouse by going on as many dates as you can with as many people as you can and hoping that one of them proposes. You put it on the Web and push it out.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
    [Blog] How SEO Has Changed In 20 Years
    Then, along came blogging and social media, videos, mobile marketing, etc. In the early days of Web marketing, webmasters spent their SEO capital writing impressive meta descriptions and stuffing their web pages with keywords. Particularly important was the meta keyword tag. It was not unusual to visit a website, view source, and see hundreds of keywords stuffed into the meta tags that didn’t even appear on the page. Google showed up on the scene in 1998 and suddenly back links became the most important thing. Webmasters scrambled to get the best links from the best websites.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
    [Blog] How And Why Great Content Works
    In other words, if you write a blog post and find out three days later that it has attracted thousands of unsolicited links, there’s your great content. Great content is everyone’s goal. That is, everyone who attempts to market their business, product, or service online. But why is great content so important? Can’t you do the same thing with mediocre content? That seems like a silly question, but there is a lot of mediocre content on the Internet. And a lot of bad content. After all, not all content can be great. It’s content that gets attention without effort.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
    [Blog] Should You Give Up Writing Meta Descriptions?
    Let’s use a search query that Michael references in his blog post as an example. Should you stop writing meta descriptions? Michael Martinez says you should. Here’s his reasoning for abandoning your meta descriptions: Trust me — there is nothing compelling about a meta description that a search engine chooses to ignore because it has moved the pointer a few degress further into the page. I’ll have to respectfully disagree with him even though I respect his knowledge, reputation, and his spirit. He’s wrong about meta descriptions. On Bing, the No.
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