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  • SOSHABLE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013
    [Blog] Chevy Goes Heavy at #SXSW with #ChevySXSW
    Live-blogging is not my strong point. If you had to pick one brand that was really killing it at SXSW 2013, it would be Chevrolet. That’s right, the automaker from the industry known for clinging to traditional advertising techniques continues to have a handful of brands – Chevy and Ford in particular – that are finding success in progressive digital techniques. I’ll go into much more detail about what Chevy is doing here, but if first impressions are anything, Chevy is making a splash in my book. Chevy has been able to blow it out of the water. Related articles.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Blog] STOP Now or Your Content Dies
    With industry-leading writers like Demian Farnworth , who are setting the standard for creating and publishing blog content, it is easy for people to feel overwhelmed and outnumbered in unprepared for this competitive environment. Your goal should be to create THE BEST blog posts , not the most. 'Failure. Even the sound of the word “failure” is disheartening. For me, it conjures images of a bomb exploding inside a watermelon. Am I alone in my sentiments? don’t think so. The biggest challenge confronting most writers is that there is no shortage of content online.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
    [Blog] Gin and Topics: Get a Job!
    It’s on Shelly Kramer’s blog and the commentary she puts with it is just as priceless. Mostly because I want you to read it before I blog about it next week. It’s Friday! On Wednesday Bill Prettyman emailed me about something we normally do on Thursdays and, when I told him it was only Wednesday, I think I took a few seconds of his life. It’s Friday now! We’re getting ready to launch beta 1.0 of Project Jack Bauer next week and soon you will know what the heck it is, what name we’ve chosen, and how you can get involved. Why I Sold to Amazon.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
    [Blog] Top Five Stories for Week Ending Jan. 14, 2011
    never include a Spin Sucks post in the top five, but the reason I am including this one is because it not only caused huge debate, several other people blogged about it. And Martyn Chamberlin wrote, “ The Worst Blogging Mistake You Can EVER Make.&# Before I bring you the top five stories of the week, I want to wish a happy birthday to the best mom in the entire world…MINE! Happy birthday momma! love you tons! Have you seen/heard it? It kind of disgusts me. Here this guy has an alcohol addiction, which causes him to hit bottom and become homeless. Leave the man alone!
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Blog] 2012 Social Media Business Trends
    Social networks and blogs are the top online destinations, accounting for 23% of time Americans spend online. Scott Brinker , President and CTO of Ion – Author of Chief Marketing Technologist blog. resonant piece of content (blog post, video, infographics, etc.) AT&T has sponsored the above blog post. As the end of the year draws near, it’s time to start looking at social media trends for 2012. Businesses should get ready for seismic shifts on the digital landscape. Social Commerce is essentially word-of-mouth applied to e-commerce. for brands? for mobile?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
    [Blog] VIDEO: When You Want to Dance
    Visit the blog archive to read more articles on new and emerging media. When you want to dance and nobody wants to do it with you, what are you waiting for? Follow in the footsteps of Billy Idol and Robyn ! Oh yeah, these are some weird videos. Thank you for reading! If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit VIDEO: When You Want to Dance in your browser. Ari Herzog provides social media marketing and editorial services to the nonprofit and public sectors. Recent comments Recent comments. Media music
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010
    [Blog] Why December Will Be Reverberative
    Agreeing to participate , I became the 274th blogger in a growing aggregate of ethereal minds who will respond to daily prompts about the year 2010 and reflect through answers on our own blogs and our own tweets. Gwen Bell asked me to join her crusade. didn’t blink. Amid a Twitter sabbatical, I will write here. If not every day, then as many days as I opt, I will manifest my thoughts to you. Let’s reverberate together. -- Thank you for reading Why December Will Be Reverberative at AriWriter. No related posts.
  • GET SOCIAL PR  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
    [Blog] How to End the Recession for Good!
    Topic Focus The primary focus of this blog is social media PR, where we can converse about all topics relating to public relations and social media. Resources Bringing Brands to Life Bulletproof Blog Conversation Agent Global Neighborhoods Logic + Emotion Media Training PR Squared PR. Home About Social PR Contact Me Subscribe Get Social PR By Rodger D. Johnson How to End the Recession for Good! September 22, 2010 We’ve heard the recession is over. But is that hype? While Bernanke and others say it is, the U.S. Department of Labor tells a different story. whopping 9.6%
  • BILL HARTZER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010
    [Blog] Search Engine Optimization Tip: Adding Content to your Web Site
    That probably could be a whole other blog post. One simple way of adding content to your site on a regular basis would be to add a blog to your web site. Or, if you are an online retailer then perhaps adding a blog to the site and picking one product per day to review would be enough. Depending on your industry, hiring an outside writer to create the content (write blog posts for you), industry-related articles, or even reviews of your products is an option. have recently seen blog posts outsourced to writers (contractors) for as little as $5 per article/blog post.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
    [Blog] The Purity of Work and Art
    He made an interesting comment on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network regarding the challenge for retailers today. To create outstanding work it is essential to start from the beginning – focusing on its most basic and essential qualities. As film animation studio Pixar achieved success with blockbuster films such as Toy Story, business partner Disney, and CEO Steve Jobs decided it was time build a new home that would encourage more creative collaboration. One aspect of the structure was that the steel beams would be exposed. Always Start with Purity. The True Nature of Work.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
    [Blog] How to Successfully Launch and Propel Your Business Upward
    In  Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition , Mike shares the learning he gained from previous business ventures and experiences that helped him build Social Media Examiner into a top business blog and a multi-million dollar business in less than two years – despite lacking direct experience in that industry. Do you have a great business idea but don’t know where to start? Is your small business stuck? Michael Stelzner in someone who has successfully met both challenges – and he describes how you can do the same in his newly released book.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Blog] A Practical Small Business Use of 2D Codes
    If you want to learn more now, just use the Google search box on this blog - search for QR codes and you'll find several articles on this topic. After one of my presentations this week to the travel and hospitality industry I was asked for more information on how QR codes work. More specifically, how can small businesses use them to bring in more business and increase profitability? This post is my response. This afternoon my mailbox had the usual armload of catalogs that I typically toss into the recycle bin before I step back into my office. MS tags presently have an advantage.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
    [Blog] Thwarting the Killjoy
    Sharing a blog post you’re proud of. Every single person who has shared a bit of their exciting news has run smack into the path of The Killjoy. You’re starting a business. Getting a promotion. Having a baby. Traveling around the world. Getting married. Moving in with your boy/girl/personfriend. Pursuing a new hobby, fitness regime, eating program, parenting approach. Proclaiming your love for a new band you’ve discovered. Whatever. Fill in the blank, from the mundane to the life-changing. You know him or her. But …” Here’s what I know that you should know.
  • JUSTIN LEVY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [Blog] Facebook Marketing for Businesses | Justin Levy
    Great blog over there. Susan Payton The Marketing Eggspert [link] The Buzz » Blog Archive » Euna Lee Bernard Henry Levy Justine Levy [.] Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Facebook Marketing for Businesses Written on August 4, 2009 by Justin Levy in announcements , books , facebook , social media 43 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Thanks for taking time out of your day to come hang out here! Now we’ll see.  Congrats!!
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
    [Blog] Day 9: People of color impacting the social web – Terrance Gaines – #29DaysofDiversity
    Website/Blog: brothatech.com. In addition to his blog, Terrance has also written technology news that empowers the African American community for BlackWeb20.com & AtlantaPost.com (now apart of Madame Noire), and currently writes mobile app news and reviews for AppScout.com, small business mobility and productivity articles for SmallBizGoMobile.com. 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.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010
    [Blog] This Week in Location: Facebook Places vs. The World. 57 must read location-based articles from last week.
    Regardless almost everyone had an opinion about how Facebook Places would either kill Foursquare, Gowalla, yelp and other location-based startup, honestly I think most are wrong but that’s another blog post. Soon after Facebook Places was announced people were blogging about deleting their other location app profiles and more. What a week for the location-based space. It could be summed up as Facebook Places vs. The World in the battle for check-in supremacy. It could also be described as how Facebook Places want to be the check-in hub for location-based apps. Impressive.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
    [Blog] How to Add Your YouTube Videos to Pinterest
    So you’ve started using Pinterest to promote your blog. ve spent a lot of time, effort and energy building my YouTube channels and I’ve made sure each video we upload is optimized and takes viewers to a page where they can sign up to be added to my blog’s mailing list. By “branding” I mean that you should always have a branded intro and outro to your videos, and you should also make sure that you add an image watermark or a URL to make it easy for people to work out where the video comes from, and to click through to your blog. Congratulations! Upload a new pin.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Blog] Online Phone Number Revelation Prompts Calls, Texts
    But when I tried to explain that putting a phone number on the Web wasn't all that different from having one's personal number in the local yellow pages, it didn't always compute - even after years of having my number publicly posted on my blog, in my e-mail signature, and even in the footer of my RSS feed, so anybody can call for any reason they like. One of the more amusing byproducts of CNN's article Monday around what they called the "End of Privacy" was that by the author's listing my phone number in the article and prompting readers to "Give him a ring", many people actually did.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011
    [Blog] A social media focus group in the 99-year old home of the Red Sox
    Anyone who reads this blog regularly can attest to my passion for social media and for exploring ways companies can leverage these technologies to better interact with their customers. No blog posts were required or asked for. What you may not know is that I am also a huge Red Sox fan. So when I got an invitation from the Boston Red Sox to visit their home offices for a Twitter focus group, I could not have said yes quickly enough. During the hour plus that we were sitting in the offices that overlook the 99-year old ballpark, nothing was off-limits. This was unsolicited.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Blog] Content Syndication: The Art of Effectively Using Existing Content
    All the effort and skill involved in creating great content – articles, blog posts, videos, songs, slides, infographics, etc. You and your brand may spend countless hours creating and publishing textual, visual and video content for your website or blog but it most probably gets little to no attention. 'Written by Jessica Davis of Godot Media. Many companies and content creators do produce great content, but no one gets to see it. This is because they are unable to get their content out because they are not well known or their content does not appear prominently on search results.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
    [Blog] This Week in Social Media - 3/19/2013
    With the number of screens and constant stream of content, context is king, according to the Harvard Business Review blog. 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. If you have additional links, sources or ideas that might be helpful, I'd encourage you to add some via a comment below or tag me in Google+.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Blog] The Nominees for Bees Awards 2011
    Best Use of a Micro-Blogging Platform. Best Relationship With Blogs. In the category of Best Innovation, we find the campaign of Corona Light called “Most Liked” , which we wrote about on our blog. At Mindjumpers, we will be following the competition and keep you updated on our blog. Tweet Yet again, it’s time for the Bees Awards – The International Social Media Award Show – to start. And yesterday, the nominees were announced. The Bees Awards will be held in San Francisco the 3 rd of May. Best Use of a Social Media Platform. Best Use of Mobile.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
    [Blog] 3 Things You Most Likely Do Not Know About Social Media Marketing
    According to Blog For Web , this is one of the most common SMM mistakes that small businesses make. 'Most people think that social media marketing is really easy. They think that they just have to post some messages on Twitter or Facebook and that they will be successful in the future. That is definitely not the case. While social media is quite cheap for marketers, this does not mean that it is free. At the same time, there are many things that are not known by most people out there. Here are 3 that are really important to comprehend. Marketing Gurus Spend A Lot Of Money. Socialnomics
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [Blog] Why You're the Key to Social Media Success
    Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Why You’re the Key to Social Media Success June 22nd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The biggest obstacle standing in the way of companies’ embrace of social media isn’t the tools, or measurement confusion , or even being able to make the time to do it day-to-day.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
    [Blog] From Couch To 5K: Why Lindsay Allen Runs
    wrote about how I got started running in my blog post entitled “On a Mission.” When she’s not working with words, Lindsay enjoys baking (she’s known in many circles for her cookies), cooking, photography, wine and craft beer, traveling, blogging , and, most recently, running. Shannon Pauls Very Official Blog Spin Sucks TopRank Online Marketing Blog Writing Boots - David Murray Love WUL? Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox. And you take responsibility for your comments - just as this is my blog, those are your comments, not mine. Why bother?
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Blog] The Lack of Engagement on Your Facebook is Probably Not Your Fault
    Prior to today, I thought that this little “hobby” blog was just that, a hobby. It’s mine. Those of us who are out here in the blogosphere preaching about how to use Facebook properly for your business – we’re the ones to blame for your Facebook page’s failures. Don’t pick on your marketing manager. Don’t pick on the nephew who’s running your search marketing. Don’t blame Facebook or Google or the media. You can blame the government if you’d like – I’m okay with that. Now, I realize it’s a responsibility.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
    [Blog] Is You Marketing a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?
    don’t write this blog to be right, I write it to make social and content professionals think beyond the obvious crap-ola that’s shoveled around the Web every day.) . is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Last week, I wrote that social media stunts can do more harm than good , because they set an expectation among the masses that they will also be treated with extraordinary kindness. But they won’t, because highly individualized “wow” moments aren’t typically scalable. Thank You.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
    [Blog] The New Standard for Evaluating Enterprise Software is How Consumer Grade It Is
    Twitter, Facebook, Klout, Foursquare, Wikis, Blogs, and many other pieces of consumer software are now the standard for enterprise software. 'It’s no secret that much of modern day enterprise software (specifically around collaboration) is being modeled around consumer web software; and there’s good reason for that. But, when we think of enterprise software those are pretty much the exact opposite things we think about. ” or “can you create groups like in Facebook?” Collaboration vendors which offer cloud-based offerings are making this that much easier.
  • 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.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
    [Blog] Facebook EdgeRank Ninjutsu: Social Marketing Discussion with Taulbee Jackson
    As marketers begin to see the profound potential of the Facebook data – and the data-driven impact Facebook can have for brands, marketers will start pulling more of the Facebook data insights into their owned media properties – such as websites, mobile apps, blogs, etc. Did you know that there is an invisible, silent force that determines your Facebook success, and that mastering this force can give you an advantage over your competitors? Why should marketers understand EdgeRank? What was the most surprising fact about EdgeRank you discovered when researching for this webinar? .
  • 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.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Blog] The Agency Of The Future
    Instead of hacking together a quick Blog post to respond/elaborate on Hook's perspective, I took the week to think, take notes and push some of the ideas to an edgier edge. The Marketing Agency world continues to change and evolve. Just the other week, news broke that ZenithOptimedia UK will be going through a restructuring. There are rumors that Starcom MediaVest Group may also look to change things up in the UK. What's it going to take a for an agency to make it? What's it going to take for a brand to find the right agency for the job? It won't be small. It won't be big. Content.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Blog] How do you communicate with your team?
    BETTER — Regular messages from leadership: Whether it’s an internal intranet/blog, a monthly video from the CEO, a weekly wrap up e-mail from the team leader — I think in this case, frequency wins. …How’s your employee communication? We’ve talked before about the importance of recognizing your employees as a very important audience for your business. You need them to all be pulling in the same direction. But like any audience — you have to decide what are your key messages to them — and how do you deliver them. Over and over. Ask Them.
  • FEVER BEE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014
    [Blog] Become Better Informed Than 99% of Community Professionals
      Much of this blog is based upon the results discovered here.  'I spend every morning trawling through the latest research published about online communities looking to see the latest progress.    I read the latest research.    Here's my tip: 1) Go to [link] www.google.com/scholar  (or scholar.google.co.uk) or whatever your variant is.    2) Click on Alerts at the top. 3) Click Create Alert. Ignore them if you like, or scan through and pick out the interesting ones.  Learn more,  click here.
  • KYLE LACY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Blog] A Personal Branding Story from Malta
    The Blog Chapter: Before I read this chapter I thought that blog writing was a waste of time. After reading this chapter, I decided that my blog would be useful to serve as a motivation and that it would showcase my knowledge on a particular subject. The chapter was useful because it was a step by step procedure of choosing an idea or theme for your blog, the various platforms available and tips how to write effective posts. He has his own  blog  that deals exclusively with trade and Japan. Some chapters in the book were real eye openers. ——-.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
    [Blog] How I Increased Facebook Reach and Engagement by 200-300% This Week
    I’ve long known that images are GOLD on Facebook and have played around with status updates that are a great image from a blog post and a link in the image description. chose a visually striking image from this blog post and uploaded the photo to Facebook. used a free web based app called Pic Monkey to create these collages which were a collection of images from blog posts. It was a collage of 16 images that came from this blog post from our archives. Isn’t that always the way?! Single Image Updates. Here’s an example of one of these. I Collages.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Blog] It’s About Response, Not Engagement
    He blogs at www.offthehookblog.com. Guest post by Jeff Molander , Author of the new book, Off the Hook Marketing: How to Make Social Media Sell for You. and adjunct professor, Loyola University Business School. We’re all listening, engaging, sharing, posting, updating. But with what business outcome in mind? When we say engagement, might we really mean “prolonged attention?”? ”? And if so, is engaging taking full advantage of the social media opportunity? I’ve met a handful of successful ‘social sellers’ while researching my book.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
    [Blog] 8 Compelling Reasons to Use Google Authorship
    If you’ve been struggling to get more traffic to your website or blog, implementing Authorship could make a huge difference. Your website and blog aren’t the only places you publish new content. As Google could be moving towards implementing AuthorRank , established business blogs with contributors who have registered for Google Authorship markup won’t be harmed in the process. 'While Google’s Authorship markup has been available to content creators since June 2011, adoption rates remain low. Over time, [Google] will be caring more about identity and social.”.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Blog] E-mail Mysteries, Facebook Mobile and Other Quality Content
    If you’re not a professional writer but still have to contribute to your company’s blog, don’t panic – it can become less painful if you follow some guidelines on how to write high quality content. If you are better at producing a great interview, a captivating blog post or making a fascinating video , you’re an Artist of Marketing. The Scientist is good at increasing content profitability and applying tools to measure the impact of blog posts but he does not use people’s emotions that much, so has a risk of a lower drive in customers.
  • SMTHREE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
    [Blog] Just Another Frantic Friday, Episode 2
    Chris Brogan puts in perspective with this excellent blog post. As if you didn’t have enough to look at. some light reading for your weekend: All the talk about Klout scores and Influencers can take our eyes off the ball. One of the best uses I have seen for Social Media, contests and engagement. great idea from Hallmark enhanced by a better delivery system. It’s finger lickin’ good! Long live the Colonel. Good case study from comScore. Yea, I know they are trying to sell something but it is good food for thought. Get ‘em hooked when they are young. SMThree.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
    [Blog] Let Go and Be Happy
    Tammy wrote about the shift on her blog last year — and was quoted yesterday in The New York Times about letting go of materialistic things. Next step for me is to make this blog uncopyrightable. -- Thank you for reading Let Go and Be Happy at AriWriter. Robyn Devine donated, gave away, or otherwise sold every book on her “two huge book cases&# and now owns 20 books. I’m envious. Once I had that realization, I began to let go of some of my books, and moved slowly towards a more minimalist reading collection. I’m halfway through that process.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Blog] The Tricky Parts of Balancing Work Travel and Life
    hope that when my daughter is my age, doing whatever the heck it is she dreams up, that she’ll point and laugh at this blog post and wonder what the hell we were thinking. I live in the Chicago suburbs. But many people would guess I’m from Boston, or New York, or some other city that I frequent when I’m actually seen in public. You see, I travel quite a bit as part of my career. speak professionally a couple of times per month, and I have clients and customers and meetings. The beauty of building a business in the internet age is that geography isn’t a limitation.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Blog] Reviving the Customer Experience – One Food Truck at a Time: Part 2
    They all link back to their blogs and newsletters or even print media via Twitter; even the food writers from the Washington Post are active on Twitter. I know, I know, the anticipation was killing you. Well it’s the day you’ve all been waiting for, the second part of my interview with entrepreneur and food trucker extraordinaire, Jeff Kelley ! If you missed part one, then drop everything you’re doing and go read Reviving the Customer Experience – One Food Truck at a Time: Part 1  first. It’s ok, we’ll wait.). Image: Courtesy of Jamie R. JK: Oh absolutely. And respond.
  • LAUREL PAPWORTH  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012
    [Blog] Facebook Intensive Class – Computer Class, 1 Day
    Laurel’s blog laurelpapworth.com has been named by AdAge in the Power150 media blogs worldwide and she is in the top 10 bloggers for Australia. Looking for a very indepth Facebook class? Not just building “likes” and “shares” but also competitions, coupons, adding shopping baskets and tickets, analysing FBO (Facebook Optimisation and  so on? Course Agenda. COMPUTER COURSE: Facebook has one billion members – are you ready? Your thinking of setting up a Facebook Business Page or have already got one but want to do more. Session Details. Please pass on!
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Blog] Outdoor Exercise: The Rules of the Road | Spin Sucks
    As we continued our ride, I thought about how to educate cyclists, runners, and walkers about the rules of the road and, while this blog isn’t typically about exercise or rules, I figure it’s a good place to begin the conversation. One blog post at a time. Gini Dietrich Reply: July 19th, 2010 at 9:19 am Ben commented on the blog! Gini Dietrich Reply: July 19th, 2010 at 9:20 am Now I wish I’d written BE PREDICTABLE in the blog post! The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. Tsk tsk Gini!
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012
    [Blog] Tumblr Virus Diseased with Hate
    According to Pocket-Lint, many Tumblr Accounts were attacked by a virus that was created and spread by an organization that is quote “a deeply racist anti-blogging and internet trolling organization”. It is a sad day to wake up to hearing of another virus has infected yet another tool or social platform by people who clearly get pleasure out of making the lives of others more difficult. It is even more disgusting to learn that the virus is meant to hack accounts and spread hatred, such as the Tumblr virus has done.
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [Blog] Facebook Users Can Now “Sort” Their Newsfeed
    Read More Social Media News on The Soshable Blog. There have been many changes on Facebook, especially with the users Newsfeed as of late. As with any change, it is not welcomed initially, but as time goes on so do new status updates. The newsfeed has automatically updated with what has been happening with the users’ friends, as well as almost “pausing” once you leave Facebook. Upon returning, it displays a number of how many stories have occurred since your last sign-in. Facebook has now enabled a new feature located at the top of the users’ newsfeed.
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
    [Blog] Customer Service Complaints: Taking to Twitter
    For the consumer, the age of instant information – Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube, et al – is a boon. It used to be, if someone had a complaint about a business, they’d have little recourse. Sure, they could go to the Better Business Bureau and lodge a complaint. Some TV stations and newspapers had consumer advocates who would shame companies into doing the right thing. But unless you were one of the lucky ones whose complaint got some airtime or ink, you would be lucky to be able to spread the word beyond your immediate circle of friends. Fact is, it’s easier.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Blog] How to Choose the Right Social Channels to Reach Your Customers
    This product versus corporate branding is an interesting topic in itself that we’ll tackle in another blog. 'The socialsphere continues to expand with new channels or new and improved features launching nearly every day. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+… the list goes on. For the user of these social networks, the question is how much time do you want to spend posting, tweeting, pinning, creating or following? But which channels are a must-have for your business? The reality is it’s virtually impossible to do them all – or at least do them all well.
  • 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.
  • FEVER BEE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Blog] When To Design For Mobile
    On this blog visits from mobile account for 9.73%. Mobile is becoming more important. Yet it's still not even close to the most important thing you should be worrying about right now.    Not unless you're in Nigeria, Somalia, Ghana or another country where mobile makes up a significant chunk of your web traffic (like 40%+)  or you're targeting an audience which primarily access the internet via mobile. There aren't many of these audiences yet. If you excuse the hype, mobile accounts for 8.46% of internet traffic in North America. in the last year. 
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
    [Blog] Video Review of 18 Rules of Community Engagement by Jason Falls
    It comes on the heels of this review on WiserEarth Blog , and this article and excerpt in EContent Magazine. 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. In the event that you have not read my book, perhaps this video will convince you. del.icio.us
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Blog] Getting More SoundCloud Plays: 5 Dos & 5 Don’ts to get More Plays!
    As is the tradition here on the Devumi blog, my favorite current track on SoundCloud will be at the bottom. Include linking URLs to your SoundCloud from your website, blogs, in your artist bio for interviews, and anywhere else a link fits. appeared first on Devumi Blog. 'SoundCloud is the most exciting opportunity for musicians to increase their exposure, find new fans, and even get discovered. Getting more SoundCloud plays is not, however, as simple as uploading some tracks and letting the magic happen. They’ll be obvious once you have them done, but you can’t skip them!
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Blog] The 12 Startups I’ve Invested In and Why
    Breather.com Buffer – Social Scheduling and Content Recommendations Probably the best known of the companies in which I’ve invested, due to their very large customer base and colossally popular blog. 'I was having dinner with a friend at the National Speakers Association conference a few days ago. During dinner, this friend (let’s call him “Chris Ducker” because it was Chris Ducker ) said something about Buffer. mentioned that I am an investor in that company, and Chris said, “You are? had no idea you did that kind of stuff.” Lesson.ly Lesson.ly
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [Blog] Why Facebook’s New Publishing Tool is a Threat to Twitter
    They are willing to use it to see interesting posts on blogs and news websites. The post Why Facebook’s New Publishing Tool is a Threat to Twitter appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. 'Since the beginning, Facebook has been a place where people share what they’re doing. They post pictures, videos, and status updates that let their friends and family know what’s going on in their lives at that very moment. Some use it to post thoughts on things that are happening at that moment. Others simply share the latest joke they heard. Related articles.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Blog] What Every Marketing Department Needs to Know About Google+
    The default commenting system generates a new blog post on Google+. '“Ghost town.” ” “Waste of time.” ” “It’ll never happen.” These are common sentiments when it comes to Google+, but it really is time to rethink your strategy because  Google+ is not going away. know, your department’s resources are all tied up with other channels, like Twitter and Facebook, and you think Google+ may well be a flash in the pan. Well, it won’t be. No chance. Google has put a social layer across its products and services – this is Google+. version of Google.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Blog] The New Journalism
    It's based on who passes the story around (and well beyond YouTube and into other channels like Twitter , Facebook , Blogs, etc.). Everyone likes a feel good story. It's part of the reason why the latest online viral video sensation is the story of Ted Williams - a homeless Columbus, Ohio man who was a former radio broadcaster. This is an amazing story (and you can watch the video that started it all below), but it's also another shot against the bow of traditional journalism as we've known it to date. "Just post it on the Web or something." It took us. not them. nose for news.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
    [Blog] China’s Great Firewall and Limitations to Social Media
    The Chinese are able to chat, find love and blog like the rest of us as long as they don’t write anything that might seem threatening or inappropriate to the Government – but that is a lot! Tweet For the last five months, I have been studying and living in Hong Kong among the tall buildings and the big crowds of people. As amazing as the city was to me, I spent most of my time studying and learning about China, and I also had time to visit the interesting and diverse country. Here, I will explain to you why I think it’s like that. Local sites substitute Facebook, Twitter etc.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
    [Blog] Seven Questions to Reflect On In the New Year
    Sure, reading blogs like this one and glancing through newspapers and magazines counts as “study.” Guest post by Abbie S. Fink , vice president/general manager of HMA Public Relations. As Jewish people around the world welcome the year 5771, I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with the readers of Spin Sucks seven questions to reflect on in the New Year. know, I know, it’s September. But the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, took place last week. In thinking about what to write for this guest post, I was reminded of the sermon my Rabbi gave last year at this time. Were you honest?
  • FEVER BEE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Blog] FeverBee SPRINT's Reward System - Invite Your Friends, Come To London
      If you invite your friends, colleagues, blog/website readers, mailing list subscribers, customers, clients, and others we're going to reward you with the following:   Get 3 people to attend, and we'll give you: A free conference ticket.   If you have a blog/media site/customer list and want your own tracking code to use, let us know and we’ll set one up just for you.  'Half the people that have signed up for  FeverBee SPRINT  came via your referrals.    We've decided to reward people doing this. 
  • FEVER BEE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Blog] Losing Uniqueness Is A Perceived Risk
    Give them a blog they have to update every two weeks. This forces them to learn more to fill the blog with new information. 'Jang and Ko found members see a risk of sharing knowledge in communities; they are no longer seen as unique for possessing that knowledge.    Imagine you have a unique expertise in a particular niche. Everyone comes to you for help. Now you're told to  share your knowledge through the community  where it can be documented and accessed by everyone.    Should you do it? Will you do it? Maybe. 
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Blog] Free Resources You May Not Know About (for Tradespeople)
    'Today we have a guest blog post by Sandy Bucher, Media Engineer at Sonnhalter, sharing a little-known tip on an easy way to keep up with news in your industry. If you are interested in finding out what’s happening in your trade, there are many trade publications available at no charge to tradespeople of all kinds, if you qualify. If you want to learn about the latest industry trends, read about upcoming trade shows or industry events or see new products available, all you need to do is request a subscription from these trade publications. It’s a pretty easy process.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Blog] 10 Ways Low-Quality Copywriting Services Will Hurt Your Business
    Blog articles which consist of only a few sentences can be perceived as thin by search spiders. Your blog articles don’t need to rival the quality of The New Yorker, but they should satisfy your prospects’ need for education, entertainment, or research. Your blog, eBooks, and social media should position your brand as likeable, knowledgeable, and someone your website visitors want to get to know better. Blog marketing metrics are a powerful tool for discovering what resonates best among your audience. What is Shallow Content? Originality. Few Social Signals.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blog] Things to Do While the Boss is On Vacation
    Related Stories The 11 Most Read Blog Posts of 2014 (and a Bonus!) 'By Eleanor Pierce I don’t know if y’all heard, but the boss is on vacation right now. Like, a real-live, bona-fide vacation. The kind where she swears up and down in advance that she won’t be checking email while she’s away. m writing this in advance, so I can’t yet tell you whether Gini Dietrich is being successful in refraining from checking in on us. think she will. And I know she deserves the time off—after all, she puts up with The Petro allllll year long. Oh, did I mention that Laura is also on vacation?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
    [Blog] Why I Quit the Third Tribe
    How many is unknown but Chris mentioned 2,000 on his blog last fall and the number likely increased since. The site is currently closed to new members (here’s Darren’s blog piece on the subject) as the foursome are apparently brainstorming to launch a second phase. Brian Clark, Sonia Simone, Chris Brogan, and Darren Rowse — four bloggers that command speaking rates of thousands of dollars a day — are the brains behind the Third Tribe Marketing project. Thousands of bloggers and affiliate marketers belong. Thank you for reading! Musings networking
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2009
    [Blog] Breathe new life into old features
    was so glad she asked and I steered her to a blog post I’d written when we started accepting zipped files, back from September of 2007. I’ve been thinking about this for about a month now and just got around to blogging it. Another thing I did recently was remind members that we offer RSS feeds on the blogs. With many of them spending time on other social networks I figured that they may not have known they could feed their GOLO blogs there, and many commented that they did not. Blog at WordPress.com. What about the one you launched 18 months ago?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Blog] Why People Share … and How You Can Get Them to Share Your Work
    Once you understand it, I’ll show you how to take advantage and make people want to share your blog posts material as a way of boasting. Perhaps the biggest blogging mistake I see is people trying to be profound. Unless you’re a leading researcher what you are writing about on your blog is nothing new. Anyone has the time to blog. It’s a nice idea to think that people are going to want to read your blog and interact intelligently. It’s an even nicer idea to think that people will go to your blog to learn. blog post is a tool, not your end game.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012
    [Blog] dot coma – Are Domain Names Even Relevant Now?
    I did not have a piece of that action, which is why I’m writing this blog instead of sunning myself in Barbados). is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. I have been in digital marketing a long time. How long? When I started, domain names were free , because why would anyone pay money for something of no consequence? My first online voyage was in 1994, working with my college pals at Internet Direct, Arizona’s first Internet company (and also the inventor of virtual Web hosting, ultimately sold to Mindspring).
  • SOCIALFISH  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
    [Blog] Get Open Community on Audible
    The conversations around Open Community will continue all year on the SocialFishing blog. See recent blog posts related to Open Community. '( photo credit ). Love audiobooks? Open Community is now on Audible! We have FIVE DOWNLOAD CODES AVAILABLE  - all you need to do is drop us a comment below. Just answer any of these questions: How has the growth of online community changed  the way you work today? Is community management part of your job? In what way? How has community management changed other business processes at your org (e.g. Why or why not? Open Community. Overview.
  • GAURAVONOMICS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011
    [Blog] Hindu Story on the Role of Social Media in Anna Hazare’s India Against Corruption Campaign
    have earlier written a blog post on why the campaign might not tip into a movement and a column on how cricket wins over ant-corruption campaigns in India. On the other hand, blogs too were abuzz. In fact, progressive blogs even attempted to counter the one-sided commentary provided on traditional visual media. I was quoted recently in a story in The Hindu on social media’s role in Anna Hazare’s India Against Corruption campaign. estimate that, between all the Facebook pages, Twitter mentions and missed calls, between 10 to 20 lakh people have supported it.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
    [Blog] What is Advocacy?
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER What is Advocacy? 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. View Comments May 31st, 2010 Here is another chess puzzle, white to move and mate in 2! We were to imagine that we worked for Direct T.V.
  • STAY N' ALIVE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Blog] Android is Finally "Enough", but I Still Miss My iPhone
    I've written a few times on this blog about my trials with Android and dissatisfaction with devices under Google's operating system. The fact is, lack of consistent experience because Google doesn't own the experience, means they will likely never have a leg-up on the experience iOS gives users, considering Apple controls and owns the entire experience in their OS. Google proved me only partly wrong in this though, with their latest release of Jellybean and the Galaxy Nexus, yet I still find myself missing my iPhone. I'll explain. The voice controls are solid. Then there are the apps.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011
    [Blog] A look back – bear with me
    Thirty years ago today Patricia Stefanczyk gave birth to a 10 pound bundle of joy that has grown up to give you this blog. [link]. Looking back there were a lot of good times, but a lot more left in the tank. So bear with me as I make this my song of the day.
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
    [Blog] Announcements & Web Journal August 15th-21st, 2012
    finally got back control of my other blog, ArtNewYorkCity.com , but I’m re-making it from scratch – too difficult to get the old content back, and I’m thinking more along the lines of aggregating much of the raw  information I’m collecting for the Social Media & The Arts course. I’ll be speaking three times in September (that I’m aware of now). September 12th 2012 –   Sign up Here. September 19th, 2012 – Sign up Here. Web Journal. So what’s in my course? First, an image. But  the Analytics is there for those that want it.
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Blog] Internet Week NYC Recap and other thoughts – Web Journal
    Interesting article in the Google Analytics Blog on the Next Generation of Measurement which includes some interesting findings such as on average, customers interact with a brand 4.3 Internet Week NY. was at Internet Week events at the #IWNY headquarters Wednesday and Thursday ; the yearly event was quite packed and there were several good sessions.  For example, today I listened to a session How to Make Videos that People Will Watch (fully expecting to learn something that I might pass on to Rutgers students next time I teach Social Media and The Arts (this fall).  Montreal. Oh well.
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010
    [Blog] Brandtology Social Media Analytics Academy
    For instance, although Twitter is wildly popular in most countries, it is banned in China, which has its own version called Sina Weibo, while Taiwanese prefer a micro-blog with a timeline by the name of Plurk. Brandtology is starting a new Social Media Analytics Academy – was just notified about it today and wanted to share the news with my readers (press release)- esp those in Asia.  Right now I haven’t seen a course offering – it will be all hands on and in person training, though. Data without analysis is meaningless.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2010
    [Blog] Redfin Highlights Schools Alongside Real Estate Search
    According to Redfin's blog , the service will even soon let you search for homes within a specific district, a big deal for some families. Two months ago, I told you about how my wife and I used Redfin for practically the entire process of searching for and buying a home. If there were properties not listed on the site, we simply didn't see them, as we leveraged the company to track our favorites and discover new options. You can even start with a school's description and find homes for sale in the neighborhood , effectively turning the real estate search process on its head.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
    [Blog] Why size isn’t everything – at least for communities…
    And yet the highest value interactions I’m having in terms of in-depth knowledge sharing and information which provides direct results for me comes from a couple of small subgroups on each, and a couple of far, far smaller forums, dedicated to relevant topics such as SEO, or Blogging. I made a note to respond to a recent post by David Cushman , in which he talks about the value formula applied to cities by a theoretical physicist, and applies it to social networks and particularly Google +. The money quote is: “…it can be understood by a single magic number: 1.15.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
    [Blog] Fishing for Excuses?
    link] Grandview Consulting Thanks for your consistently thoughtful blog. recently wrote a blog post called How to Catch the Time Thief and Get More Done. really like this recent post from Tamsen at Brass Tack Thinking, a popular blog I’ve only recently discovered and am so [.] blog comments powered by Disqus Search Brass Tacks About the Authors Amber Naslund Amber Naslund (@ambercadabra on Twitter) is a communications and business strategist and the Director of Community for Radian6. But time is a red herring. It distracts us from the real matter at hand.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
    [Blog] Two important SocialFish announcements…
    If you’d like to be involved in various conversations we’re planning around this topic, including informal focus groups, a session at ASAE’s Annual Meeting in St Louis and another proposed for the Technology Conference, a series of blog posts we’re writing on the Avectra blog , and other fun stuff, please contact us. Two important SocialFish announcements for ya: 1. Our brand-spanking new free SocialFish white paper on Social CRM for Associations is here! Download it today and let us know what you think. We want to hear your input on this important topic.
  • DANNY WHATMOUGH  |  SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
    [Blog] Update – EML Wildfire
    You can read the press release , the blog post from new MD Richard Parker and the coverage in PR Week. Hopefully with the merger now complete, I’ll be able to spend a bit more time sharing thoughts and views on here and also on the new EML Wildfire blog. Tweet. I’ve been pretty quiet on here over the last few months. This is due to a number of reasons including the merger between Wildfire and EML which was announced this week. It’s a very exciting development and makes the newly formed EML Wildfire one of the top ten tech PR agencies in the UK. Watch this space!
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
    [Blog] Security, SEO, and Google
    It isn’t going to be a big change at first, because it will be a light-weight signal affecting maybe 1% of global queries, but according to their blog this will change soon. 'Google has announced that they are interested in making the internet a safer place so they are going to start using HTTPS as a ranking signal. Whenever Google says they will be doing something like this, you know that your SEO will be affected eventually. Having a secure website is actually a very good idea, one that would be wise even if Google wasn’t in the picture at all. People Like Secure Sites.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
    [Blog] Insider Local SEO Tips
    'Greg Gifford, a self-described “Local SEO geek”, just put out a timely guide titled Everybody Needs Local SEO on the Moz Blog. He knows what he’s talking about because he does hyper-local SEO and manages social media for car dealerships all over the country. love reading the voice of experience, especially when it is so helpful to the rest of us. Basic Local SEO. It’s also reminiscent of the musclebuilding ads in all those comic books you read in junior high school.) Easy citation workflow — practical suggestions for making it happen right.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Blog] Are You Reading This On A Mobile Device?
    'If you are using a smartphone or some other mobile device to read this blog, you are part of the growing trend. According to the recent Moz article  Why Mobile Matters – Now , one-fifth of North American page views are on mobile. Dr. Peter J. Meyer does a nice job of looking at the way Google is changing to adapt to smaller screens and there’s a great discussion in the comments on what that means for internet marketing and SEO. This increased data transmission is how we get those cool videos on our smartphones and surf the web for local attractions, and more. Do you agree?
  • ENGAGE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Easy Steps to Increase Website Engagement
    Suppose you visited a website named Girl with a Pearl Earring , thinking it was for the book or movie and found a blog about a girl and her jewelry. Ask users what they want through blog posts or Facebook posts. How long would you stay? Your answer would probably be, “Hmmm, not very long.” And because of this, the site would have a high bounce rate and overall low engagement. Well, let’s assume your website’s name does the content justice and that you’ve already created great content. Generating engagement isn’t always easy. What can you do to make this magical process occur?
  • PAMORAMA  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
    [Blog] 4 Social Media Trends for Business in 2010
    via Web Strategy LLC Tagged as: 2010 , Jeremiah Owyang , Slides , Social Media , Trends [link] Looking (and recommending) Jeremiah Owyang Social Media Trends for 2010 « Fredzimny's Blog [.] link] Recommended read: Allen Bonde’s 10 steps to a practical social media business strategy « Fredzimny's Blog [.] We’re in the midst of a fundamental shift in communication. But the social Web is an evolving platform — some tools return terrific results, while others don’t work quite as well as they used to. Live the 80% rule.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Blog] The Next Billion-Dollar Startup
    Between us friends, just writing out sentences like that makes me feel like I'm typing a script for the next Austin Powers movie, instead of what I'm really trying to do: write a legitimate business blog post. business blog. The truth about Instagram. There wasn't a building high enough for me to jump off of when I first heard about Facebook acquiring Instagram for a billion dollars two weeks ago. know that sounds extreme, but I'm honest enough to admit that I could not see straight for a couple of days post-deal announcement. Again. Will it be for more money? Pinterest. facebook.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [Blog] Hiring for Social Media: Talkers and Listeners
    had a whole wish list of people I intended to meet or at least introduce myself to–people whose blogs or tweets I read who I knew would be there. I’m still trying to process my experiences from  BlogWorld …between it being a blast, a ton of awesome information and people…oh, and Vegas…I’m still reeling, even a week later. The sessions were all about some aspect of social media, the exhibit hall was filled with vendors who have some link to social media, and all the people I met were doing cool stuff either in their professional or personal lives.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Blog] Search Engine Optimization Firms Like RankPay Still Hurting SEO Industry
    Blog:* blog.RankPay.com. I am still amazed that search engine optimization firms like RankPay are still relying on what I would call shady marketing techniques like sending UCE Spam (UCE stands for Unsolicited Commercial Email), trying to get more search engine optimization business. It is the companies like Rankpay (detailed below) that are sending emails like the one below that is truly hurting the search engine optimization industry as a whole. And if you are so inclined, I would even complain to their ISP (Internet Service Provider) for sending out spam. noticed that your. underway?
  • SOSHABLE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Blog] Twitter Makes Changes To Profiles and User Experience
    Original article about  Twitter updates posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title Twitter Updates Profiles and User Experience. On the TODAY show earlier this week Twitter SEO, Dick Costolo made a live appearance to announce updates to the Twitter experience. The changes will affect the look and feel of profiles both on Twitter.com and on their mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android. Twitter users will now have the option of a header-photo not unlike what you have on your Facebook profile. Accessing these options online at Twitter.com is pretty much the same process.
  • DIVA MARKETING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011
    [Blog] Friday Fun: Bathroom BlogFest 2011 Climbing Up!
    Where else, but on a series of blog posts, can you combine friendships and creativity to celebrate the Bathroom ? For more fun Bathroom Blogfest drop by  Facebook  and click into a few BB blog posts! Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain-silly. What do you <3 ? most about the blogosphere? For me, friendships that often find their way to digital collaborations are high on the list. When BBF C.B. Congrats! CB on year six of a fun online event.
  • DIVA MARKETING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
    [Blog] Friday Fun: Top 13 Reasons to Halloween "Toilet Paper" A Social Media Strategy
    zillion landing page blogs are pretending to be social media. take off the mask and you find a search strategy built on a blog platform 12. Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain silly. In the spirit of David Letterman's Top Ten. comment that lists a company name instead of a person is likely looking for link treats not a relationship. Nondisclosure of paid posts or reviews of comp'ed products services comes with tricks of its own.
  • DANNY WHATMOUGH  |  MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
    [Blog] Is customer service via social media really the answer?
    He blogs at dannywhatmough.com and the Wildfire Blog. Tweet. My new iPhone 4 arrived on Friday; I was very excited. But alas, my experience in trying to get it activated and in getting my old number ported across has been less than satisfactory. The first thing I will say is that, despite the problems they’ve had in the past , the @vodafoneuk Twitter account is impressive. They answer tweets in good time and are always helpful and friendly. So how did my experience via social media make me feel as a customer? Tweet. social media customer service iphone twitter vodafone
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
    [Blog] Christmas Greetings
    Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful year in 2010. Wishing you peace and happiness in this holiday season and looking forward to connecting with you in the new year! Christmas Greetings. ProBlogger Site News
  • FEVER BEE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
    [Blog] Online Community Assets For Businesses
    Mailing lists or blogs to reach employees? Most organizations aren't sure what they need to develop a community. There are some elements that help and others which are essential.    Essential community assets. Staff. How many people do you have to commit to the project? The more you have the more you can develop relationships with top members, create relevant content and do outbound community development work. Time is a powerful asset. The more if it you have the slower you can develop the community and the longer you can spend sewing relationships as you grow. Passion.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Blog] Avoiding the Client-Consultant Ego Clash
    ” Not so long ago, one of them asked me a question that I thought would make for a good blog post: How do you avoid stepping on the toes of your client, so that they don’t think you’re trying to show them you’re smarter than they are? Some of you know I’m adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University. For those who don’t, I am (!), and this is my fourth year teaching a class on “not-for-profits in the digital age.” Ah, the client-consultant ego clash. I’ve encountered it, and I imagine you have as well. How do we get around this? as opposed to. >?”
  • SOCIALFISH  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Blog] Are You a Woman Entrepreneur in Digital News?
    Personal blogs and documentary projects will not be considered. We don’t normally post press releases here, but this grant opportunity sounds amazing. Please share with your networks! *. For immediate release. January 31, 2012. For more information: Nadine Hoffman. 202) 496-1992. newmediagrants[at]iwmf.org. The International W omen’s Media Foundation Seeks Applications for the 2012 Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital News Frontier Grant Program. Applicants can be full-time, part-time or freelance women news media professionals based in the U.S. . Date-specific
  • SOCIALFISH  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
    [Blog] W00t! HUGE Congrats to NTEN, recipients of a $1.1m grant from Google
    According to the accompanying blog post (which includes reactions from some NTEN members), Executive Director Holly Ross says: From our point of view, this is not just an investment in NTEN, it’s an investment in our entire sector. If you haven’t heard yet, check out this amazing news from our friends at NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network:   NTEN Receives $1.1 With this support, we can provide new ways to help our community connect with each other and learn about the most important technology strategies, tools, and trends.
  • SOSHABLE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Blog] Top 10 Social Media Tips & Predictions For 2014
    Blogging will become a greater digital monster. From a creative standpoint, blogging is ideal for talking about certain subjects, giving one’s take on the matter in a way that is as level as possible. 'It goes without saying that social media seems to shift at a moment’s notice. This may not mean much for those who utilize Facebook, Twitter and pages of that nature for leisurely purposes but what about those who wish to expand their digital presences? What if they want to help themselves or their brand become noticed? Expect certain networks to gain attention.
  • ALMOST SAVVY  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009
    [Blog] Twitter Allows "Real" Connections. I Defy You to Disagree.
    Home About Testimonials Events Services Webinars Twitter Getting Started on Twitter Webinar Twitter Webinar: Tools and Tips (Intermediate Level) LinkedIn LinkedIn 1 – Getting Started LinkedIn 2 – Building and Leveraging Your Network Ask Calendar Contact Blogging Branding Business Career Facebook LinkedIn Networking Social Media Tips Twitter Lijit Search Twitter Allows “Real&# Connections. Defy You to Disagree. Read from the bottom up. Mike’s friend, Vinay Venkatesh ( @djgraphite ) died today as a result of a motorcycle accident here in the Bay Area.
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