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    [Blog] Tool for Social Media Network and Online Reputation Management
    Blogs created and managed on Blogging communities as the Open Diary, LiveJournal, Xanga. Online Reputation Management comprises various elements. Together they start to form a complete picture and enable our stakeholder’s experience to percolate within the system. We understand that there's a high degree of correlation between good customer / stakeholder experiences and their willingness to associate with the same organization, brand, product and service. The various points of influence are: • Traditional/mainstream websites. Professional networks like LinkedIn.
    [Blog] Extend your influence by extending trust: a social story
    Olivier wrote about his experience with Jeff in a 2005 blog post called That Bond of Trust. blog comments powered by Disqus Previous post: What’s your favorite Twitter Chat? Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ Extend your influence by extending trust: a social story by trey on August 31, 2010 A stranger walks into your store and tells you about his problem. “If they work,&# you say, “just come back and pay for them. If they don’t, we’ll try a different pair.&#
    [Blog] Social Analytics & Web Journal Mid/Late August 2011
    Gizmodo has a story about a new drug that kills almost any virus (but it will also kill you) , otherwise, sounds interesting.   An Infographic on how people use QR codes was interesting because there isn’t much information I’ve found on who is actually using them, for all the talk about QR codes, including in my book and blog. On another note, I need to download/buy Trimensional, a 3D Scanner for the iPhone , as it looks really cool. There was news Facebook added Ad Targeting by ZipCode , but that got eclipsed by GraphEffect’s launch a few days ago.
    [Blog] Update all your networks automatically with
    Branding Great Resources Tips advice blogging facebook feed Tweet(function() { var s = document.createElement('SCRIPT'), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0]; s.type = 'text/javascript'; s.async = true; s.src = '[link] s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1); })(); EmailSharebar Tweet(function() { var s = document.createElement('SCRIPT'), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0]; s.type = 'text/javascript'; s.async = true; s.src = '[link] s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1); })(); EmailIn a previous post, I showed you how to update all your.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013
    [Blog] How One Fund Boston Used Crowdfunding and Social Media to Exceed Their Fundraising Goal – in Less Than a Week
    In other cases, it’s important to also use Facebook, other social media sites like LinkedIn, and blogs. To read more about these tips, read the original article on the Software Advice blog – a  site  specializing in matching nonprofit organizations with technology. In light of tragedy and disaster, crowdfunding can be a particularly successful fundraising strategy if a multi-channel approach is taken. The One Fund Boston was formed in response to the Boston Marathon bombings. Teespring allowed several individuals to create custom t-shirts in honor of the tragedy. photo credit ).
    [Blog] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & a Cute Cat Commercial
    Blogging. How I really built a blog with 6,500 subscribers. How I built a blog with 6,500 subscribers. 20 reasons why you need to start guest blogging. If you need a daily dose of cute, you should add Cute Overload to your daily blog reading list. Look What You’ve Missed: The Fetching Friday archives – tons of useful resources on blogging, social networking, and more. Tags: Fetching Friday blogging resources seo resources social media resources The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week.
    [Blog] Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts
    This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. I’m often asked about the “ideal length” for a blog post. I’ve heard answers ranging from 200 to 800 words, but my answer is always the same: Enough to tell the story and not one word more. think the best thing about Twitter is that it encourages people to be more concise in their communications…that’s not to say you should start using “b4” and “urself” on your blog. Post from: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Tags: Pro Blogging News
    [Blog] Who Needs Big Data?
    If you're struggling with what this looks like, check out Avinash's blog Occam's Razor (he goes way more in depth on what actionable insights can do over a data puke. My, what big data you have! You really can't toss a marketing blogger without watching the term "big data" tumble out of their pockets these days. If there's something - anything - that gets marketers all excited, it's the notion of big data. In short, big data is like sex in high school: everyone's talking about. few people are actually doing it. Death to big data. The excuse. Big data is good. I'm with him.
    [Blog] Trends: Twitter Changes Language Much Like the Telegraph Did - The.
    Congrats on doing such a great job on your blog! Steve is using Posterous to post everything online. Shouldnt you? Steve Rubel owns this site 5,034 subscribers The Steve Rubel Stream 3 Aug 2009 Trends: Twitter Changes Language Much Like the Telegraph Did The New York Times has a great piece up about how much as the telegraph changed writing back in the 19th Century, so might Twitter do the same today. This chart from 1891 illustrates how phrases were condensed down into single words to adapt for what then was a new medium. Could "RT" become something we use in everyday speech?
    [Blog] Success Built on a Mountain of Failures
    version of this post ran originally on the Vocus blog. Two weeks ago, Jelly Founder and Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone spoke at the Greater Washington Board of Trade about his lessons learned as an entrepreneur, as detailed in his new book, Things a Little Bird Told Me. The conversation with Board of Trade President Jim Dinegar inspired hundreds of executives. “My success is built on a mountain of failures,” said Biz. Biz continued and said that he attributed 99% of his success to failures and 1% to luck. He looked at failure as a method of experimentation.
    [Blog] Why Video Marketing is Essential for Your Business
    The transcription can be turned into a blog to showcase your video and  rank for specific keywords in there. Whether you’re writing blog or greeting your eCommerce customers, you can create a video for it. As technology continues to improve, your business’ marketing strategies need to grow and change as well. This is essential to the growth of your business or the method of marketing may be completely ineffective. Today, video marketing is growing in popularity. Learning “How To”. Google recently shared that the term “how to” on YouTube is growing 70% year over year.
    [Blog] Quote of the Day: Taking Your Tweets Back Home - The Steve Rubel.
    My micro and macro personal blogs will all flow through here (Posterous) out to Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook, etc and the intake valve is Google Reader and GMail." The takeaway is that companies that are doing customer service and other critical work on Twitter, well, this is a good sign that it is clearly time to diversify and its time to help/convince/remind your Twitter followers to also join you in other channels like your e-mail lists, blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. think I still fall back on blogging Steve. havent gone this far yet yet. Yep, already doing it.
    [Blog] How can Business Owners Enhance Their Success on Social Media?
    One way to do that is by asking your customers to share the links on their blogs or sites, but you can also buy likes and fans that will help you improve your reputation. 7. It doesn’t matter whether you own a small business or you have already established a successful brand; the charms of social media can enhance everyone’s success! If you stick to the right strategy, it won’t be difficult to reach a greater audience and start turning your base of followers into profit. The following tips will help you do that! 1. Image Sizing is Important! Social Share Buttons Add to the Effect!
    [Blog] 10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Grow Your Email List
    Having a quality email list is awesome because: It’s sustainable way to drive traffic to your blog website. For example, take five blog posts that are centered around a general topic, and reformat them into a PDF ebook using Pages or PowerPoint.  See this blog post for more on responsiveness. If you offer a freebie in exchange for signing up for your email list, write a relevant blog post on the topic and link it back to your signup page.  How can you get a blog with higher traffic and reach to pick up your guest post? Increase your blog traffic.
    [Blog] Digital PR: What You Need to Know
    That means you have to be able to use analytics or your website, newsroom, blog and the various online platforms you use for content. Blog Posts. Post on your blog. Guest posts on influencer blogs. There’s a good post in Business 2 Community about the challenges of starting out in Digital PR.  If you’ve been trained in traditional PR and technology is fairly new to you, it will seem overwhelming at first. Believe me, there is a lot to learn.  And while some of it is tactical, if it’s done in a vacuum it’s likely to fail. Digital PR Strategy.
    [Blog] Digital PR: What You Need to Know
    That means you have to be able to use analytics or your website, newsroom, blog and the various online platforms you use for content. Blog Posts. Post on your blog. Guest posts on influencer blogs. There’s a good post in Business 2 Community about the challenges of starting out in Digital PR.  If you’ve been trained in traditional PR and technology is fairly new to you, it will seem overwhelming at first. Believe me, there is a lot to learn.  And while some of it is tactical, if it’s done in a vacuum it’s likely to fail. Digital PR Strategy.
    [Blog] Digital PR: What You Need to Know
    That means you have to be able to use analytics or your website, newsroom, blog and the various online platforms you use for content. Blog Posts. Post on your blog. Guest posts on influencer blogs. There’s a good post in Business 2 Community about the challenges of starting out in Digital PR.  If you’ve been trained in traditional PR and technology is fairly new to you, it will seem overwhelming at first. Believe me, there is a lot to learn.  And while some of it is tactical, if it’s done in a vacuum it’s likely to fail. Digital PR Strategy.
    [Blog] Relevancy on Social Media: How Current Events Improve Support
    No matter what kind of blog post you’re writing, engagement is key to attracting large amounts of readers. Clarity Way’s blog does this well. Writing about current events and the economy is almost always tricky. It’s difficult to find a balance between starting lively discussions, being offensive and boring your readers. So it can be difficult to write a post that will spark a lot of social media engagement in the form of comments and shares. For the economics industry and beyond, it’s important to make your writing current and accessible. Real Time Marketing. Controversy.
  • PAMORAMA  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Blog] Beware of Shady Business Practices
    Feel free to surf my site as I have thousands of helpful blog posts regarding social media that can really help you. Beware of Shady Business Practices is a post by Pam Dyer on Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog. There are many sketchy activities online. . learned on Saturday that some unscrupulous people created an email address in my name and spammed many folks via email and their website contact forms. Unfortunately, there’s not very much I can do about it. I would never advocate buying social media followers. have removed the links, but not the typos. Great concept!
    [Blog] Reciprocal Altruism: P&G's secret marketing sauce?
    Here are a few more, quite tweetable, observations from Steve: “The marketing world is built completely backwards&# “Buzz marketing does not drive business results…so let’s put an end to it&# “Amplification without advocacy is a waste of money&# Photos from the 2010 Brains on Fire Firesession Mack Collier ‘s live blogging recap of Trusted Advocacy and How It will Change Marketing by Steve Knox { 5 comments } Barry Peters August 17, 2010 at 1:39 am I certainly caught him out of context… thoughts: reciprocal Altruism reminds me of the father of Merck (George W.
    [Blog] How do you stand out from the crowd?
    So now I’ve got a new place to visit when I’m in the area. I’m also telling all my friends plus blogging about it here! See this picture? Funny isn’t it. The A board belongs to a coffee shop called The Haberdashery but I didn’t know that when I first saw the photo. Aaron Lee ( @AskAaronLee ), a social media consultant based in Singapore, tweeted it. He’s passionate about humanising business using social media. He’s also got 230,000 Twitter followers. The tweet Aaron posted contained an image, just like this one, of this exact A board.
    [Blog] How To Think About Mobile Advertising
    If you''re looking at clickthroughs on mobile ads, just refer yourself back to the top of this blog post. I''m willing to bet that if you''re in the fifty percentile of being lucky enough to have your ad viewed, that over half of those clicks (maybe more) are mishaps, mistakes and frustrations that, possibly, create a negative brand impression. Mobile ads are not Internet ads. Mobile ads are not like other ads. Marketers can say whatever they want about advertising. Many brands feel that it is all about the message being consistent across all platforms. and being frustrated by it. brand.
    [Blog] SEO Tips for Your LinkedIn Company Profile
    The options that the site recommends include “Company Website” and “Blog,” but unfortunately, these are often not very SEO-friendly. Do you have a new eBook or a new blog post? LinkedIn now has more than 332 million registered users making it easily one of the leading social media sites out there for businesses. Naturally, this has a lot of spillover consequences that can help businesses get ahead. For example, nine in ten recruiters use LinkedIn to find job candidates, and many B2B companies are actually finding customers through LinkedIn. Use Anchor Text in Links. Here’s how.
    [Blog] Why People Don't Use Twitter
    Home It’s Josip Archives Let’s Talk The Word on the Web Why People Don’t Use Twitter Written on April 6, 2010 by Josip Petrusa 5 Comments Tweet Share Save “Why&# people don’t use Twitter is a simple question that is always asked and surprisingly, has a series of simple answers to it. For whatever reason, we have all been trained to believe that everything requires an elaborate and sophisticated answer. Statistics have proved to be powerful however they don’t show us everything. But that only explains one side of the story. And as soon as it started, it ended. And why would we?
    [Blog] Freedom of Speech and Social Media in the UK
    Despite this it’s important to remember that the severity of the penalty for making a defamatory statement online is not dependent upon the size of the statement (for example, a tweet as opposed to a blog post) but rather its reach and impact. This is a guest post by Jake Redknapp, who writes on the behalf of the Webmarketing Group (who are based in the UK) , For more information about them, please see the bio at the end of this article. ————  . We’re free to speak our minds – or are we? None of them involved mainstream media outlets. Social Media and Libel.
    [Blog] Snapping at Synapses: Why Digital Death Sucks
    But campaigns like this - and blog posts like yours - help prove that this is, in fact, very true. 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. If you’re catching up, notice anything different over the past few days? Are you sure? You mean the sun still rose in the east, and your days have been going (relatively) according to plan? Uh oh.
    [Blog] Social Organizations Make Mistakes
    From blog posts that go a little too far to public flops like Google Wave, it just doesn’t feel like a big deal when mistakes are made in the social media realm. But what happens when your association tries that first little step into social media by letting your members actually write a blog? I can hear it now: “But what if they say something wrong? Back in February I talked about the role of learning in social organizations , which is critical. Learning has always been the heart of social media for me. argument. As a human being, I know this is ridiculous.
    [Blog] 10 Quotes on the Apple iPad and the Business of News
    Borrowing Content Was Happening Long Before Blogging Leave a Comment Subscribe (1-2 posts per week) Connect with Me Recent Posts Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement? Shining a Spotlight on Video News Webmaster Tools: Updates to Search queries, Parameter handling and Messages Twitter data lets NPR glimpse a future of app-loving news junkies Shared Items Disclaimer The opinions expressed on this blog are Adam Sherks own and do not necessarily reflect the views of his company or its clients. Yet they will read 1,000-page novels on their Kindles. Possibly.
    [Blog] Freemium Revenues: Social Media Business Podcast
    So if you do get it, and want to dive straight in, Andrew Chen’s blog post on How To Create A Profitable Freemium Start Up might be for you. There’s also a great post on Andrew Chen’s blog with YouSendIt founder Ranjith Kumaran about the switch from advertising to freemium model called Free to Freemium – 5 lessons learned : A tech reporter recently asked me if had made the switch from a free ad-based business model to a subscription-based freemium model “just in the nick of time”. And what is free stuff anyway – marketing? advertising?
    [Blog] The Five-Year Marketing Plan: Looking Beyond Facebook
    He regularly contributes to Promo & Marketing Wall blog. Back in 2007, Tiger Woods was still the undisputed king of golf. MySpace ruled the social media roost, fending off a feisty underdog called Facebook that threatened to steal a share of its influence. Things change quickly. Within half a decade, most social networkers have fully abandoned MySpace. And although Facebook looked like the impenetrable Tiger Woods of social media just a year ago, the chinks in its armor are beginning to show. So is Facebook in any real trouble of becoming irrelevant? Probably not. The Way Forward.
    [Blog] The Five-Year Marketing Plan: Looking Beyond Facebook
    He regularly contributes to Promo & Marketing Wall blog. Back in 2007, Tiger Woods was still the undisputed king of golf. MySpace ruled the social media roost, fending off a feisty underdog called Facebook that threatened to steal a share of its influence. Things change quickly. Within half a decade, most social networkers have fully abandoned MySpace. And although Facebook looked like the impenetrable Tiger Woods of social media just a year ago, the chinks in its armor are beginning to show. So is Facebook in any real trouble of becoming irrelevant? Probably not. The Way Forward.
    [Blog] Unlocking the value of Foursquare « The Cube
    Subscribe to new posts by email Subscribe to The Cube by Email Sign up to receive our latest ebook: How to develop a Social Media Strategy Were currently publishing a ten stage How to develop a Social Media Strategy on this blog. youd like to receive a copy of this hot off the press (well hot off the internet), sign up here to receive a shiny new copy once its done Connect elsewhere *Website Delicious Facebook Flavors (everything in one place) Flickr Foursquare LinkedIn Slideshare Twitter You Tube Search ANY CHARACTER HERE Twitter followers Share or bookmark this blog/page Stumble It!
    [Blog] MeasurePR Enters 2012
    She suggested looking into Vizyx , which can build customizable dashboards, and shared this blog post that talks more about it. Last week we held the first #measurePR chat of 2012. Having taken a nice break over the holidays, it was great to be back with some familiar faces, er, Twitter handles, and some new ones too… we love new people! Seeing as how some of us (cough, me, cough) were still easing into the new year, we didn’t have a special guest. So the chat was a community chat or, as I like to call them, a fireside chat. We talked about: 1. Oh well. But oh! See you then?
    [Blog] Being Thankful
    So you, especially, have a lot to look forward to over the next two weeks, because there are some terrific posts coming your way! I am thankful for friends and family who, even when they are not physically near me, let me know that I am in their hearts and on their minds. I am thankful for all of you, because you make WUL fun and challenging at the same time, and you help to keep the blogging team and me going. I may not be able to say it on the day, but really, I’m thankful for all this, and so much more, every day. As I write this, it is just past 6 a.m. Here in the U.S.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Blog] Matthew and Sarah Turn Three Years Old
    Excuse the temporary non-tech focus of this post - but yesterday marked the third birthday for Matthew and Sarah, Silicon Valley's favorite set of twins, who were pre-announced on this blog, arrived on June 20th, 2008 , wore their unfair share of tech onesies from companies that have succeeded and failed, and celebrated two other birthdays in the interim. Last year, they even welcomed baby number three to the midst and have continued with their mostly upbeat spirits, inviting Braden as part of the family. Look daddy! How deep is their tech immersion? Daddy! Could be much worse.
    [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.
    [Blog] Keeping Your Readers Engaged Using Social Media
    You have a great blog post. Your site design, you site content, and your blogs are critical too, of course, but unless the traffic is generated, they are meaningless. 31% of website traffic now comes from social media. What this should tell every e-commerce organization is that, as this trend continues, their social media accounts and pages will be the most critical sources of consumer engagement, and the single most important vehicle for getting visitors ultimately to their websites to be further engaged and, ultimately to be converted. Psychological Aspects of Engagement.
    [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.
    [Blog] A May Day Balancing Act
    Figure it out? I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you sticking by me as I go through this process. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the WUL team and guest bloggers chipping in to help with the content (aren’t they great?!). I can’t tell you how much I’m still very much here… just silently; so just because you might not “see” me as much as you did earlier, on blogs, and Twitter, and Facebook, and Path, and … I’m here. Happy May Day! Anyone gearing up to dance around the Maypole? Hey, I’m not crazy. Happy happy.
    [Blog] The digital world keeps spinning faster…
    And it’s reminded me exactly why I use so many digital tools – it’s not the fact that I like cool technology (although that helps), but the fact that they can enable to me to do the things I desperately need to accomplish, with people around the globe, with the minimum of hassle and inconvenience… Blogging Content Marketing Personal TheWayoftheWeb social media marketing website designAt the start of the year I’d planned to maintain something close to daily updates, but things have slipped somewhat. And there was another #DPiP meeting to head along to.
    [Blog] Don’t wait for your ship to come in…
    Content Marketing Social Media Monitoring marketing best time to start digital marketing Blogging getting started listening monitoring social mediaIt was while I was working as a journalist at Motorcycle News that the news came through that legendary motorcycle racer Barry Sheene had died. After his death, a tribute poster was created for charity, with a suitable photo and the quote; ‘Don’t wait for your ship to come in… Swim out and meet the bloody thing’ That’s true of most situations, and especially in digital. So why hire someone?
    [Blog] Why You Don’t Need to Impress Gini Dietrich’s Mom
    Instead of posting blogs solely for your readers because you think they want to read them, post for yourself first and be 100% happy with that. Because if that satisfaction comes through in your writing, the readers that are right for your blog will be there for you. First, let me say right off the bat that Gini Dietrich’s mom is more than likely a very nice person. Heck, anyone that can put up with Gini’s wily ways has to be good, right? Anyhoo… This post came about for a couple of reasons. So, why don’t you need to impress Gini Dietrich’s mom?
    [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.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015
    [Blog] Fetching Friday – 24 Posts on Marketing and Productivity
    26 Blogging Tools to Simplify Your Life: An A-Z List by Melanie Nelson. How To Promote Your Blog Posts To Get 10,289 Shares (Without Spending A Penny) by Robbie Richards. Be sure to stop by and grab a copy of my free 8,000+ word guide to guest blogging and become a fan on Facebook. Fetching Friday is back for week thirteen of 2015! Each week, I’ll share with you the top posts on online marketing and productivity. Without further ado, here are the top posts this week! Content Marketing. The 10 New Rules Of Visual Content Marketing by Paul Bingham. Meyers. Productivity.
    [Blog] Are You Getting Any Leads Off Of Social Media?
    We target a very small market niche, and our blog alone gets 40-50,000 hits a year, many of which turn into opportunities for us. I’d like you to take a quick poll to see if you’re getting any leads, and if so, do you know where from? B-to-B marketers are responsible for generating leads from various sources, among them today are social media. know some folks use social primarily for brand awareness, but for most of us, the end game (strategy) is to generate leads and eventually a sale. Thanks, and you’ll be able to see responses from the other participants.
    [Blog] New Content Starts This Week
    The next phase of this blog is upon us. If you only read this blog, you’re missing the majority of my work.] – this blog. Starting this week, I’ll be talking a lot more about what it takes to own your business and to own your work, no matter if you’re the boss of the company or just the boss of your cubicle. As evolutions go, this is simple. I’ve written for the last little while about the human business way, my way of explaining how to build a sustainable, relationship-minded business. So anyway, keep your eyes open. Promotio
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Blog] The Steps to Managing a Social Media Crisis
    We’ve all seen examples of CEOs and VPs posting videos to blogs, YouTube and other social channels explaining a situation. We all fear the dreaded social media crisis, and it is important to have a clear cut policy in place when it comes to managing the situation. Have you ever looked at your overall social business strategy and asked yourself if you have a clear-cut set of steps to follow in the event of a social media crisis? Few brands do. No one likes to think about the devastating social media crisis but it is imperative that we do. Figure Out What Happened. Defense. Offense.
    [Blog] Questioning the value of the term Base or Bottom of the Pyramid aka the BoP
    Siim Esko wrote a short piece on his blog BoP Strategies after a conversation we recently had. But Aneel Karnani talks about the destitute poor and how the BoP is misconstrued. It’s apples and oranges. Its apples and oranges indeed but by only referring to them as fruit, that is, the BoP, one tends to forget that this acronym actually refers to the more than 4 if not 5 billion of the entire planet’s population. And they are not all alike in any way, shape or form.  We don’t take the whole World and consider that our market. We know that.
    [Blog] How to Build a Social Network Based on a Single Feature.
    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 « Is Game Mechanics Enough to Create Meaningful Social Games? Why You Should NOT Integrate Game Mechanics Into Your Service » How to Build a Social Network Based on a Single Feature Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! Lets talk.
    [Blog] Lessons from Facebook’s Hate Speech Controversy
    The response:  On Tuesday, Facebook agreed to modify its standards. “In recent days, it has become clear that our systems to identify and remove hate speech have failed to work as effectively as we would like, particularly around issues of gender-based hate,” Marne Levine, the company’s vice president of global public policy,  wrote in a blog post. “In some cases, content is not being removed as quickly as we want. A great summary of the recent Facebook controversy, this post by Ernie Smith originally appeared on Associations Now and is reposted here with permission. Times.
    [Blog] How to Write a Social Media Policy
    Blogs. Blog comments should be responded to within a reasonable period of time. While the tone of blog posts and other social media content is informal (not “corporate speak&# ) it should nonetheless be professional. Why is having a social media policy in place so critical? Because virtually 100% of companies are now involved in social media—whether they acknowledge it or not. If no one else is discussing a company, its employees almost certainly are. Or, if that seems overwhelming, use the outline below as a guide. Introduction and Definitions. Wikis. Digg this!
    [Blog] Panda vs eBay — Don’t Poke The Bear
    wrote about this on our blog when I asked, “Has Google’s Panda Update Affected You?” Panda 4.0 – Google’s latest algorithm change publicized this week – isn’t a “sweeping overhaul” but merely another change Google is making in their continued quest to rid the web of spammy content and sites. What happened to eBay is no surprise, and they aren’t alone. Their series of linked pages that contain in-site search, ads and little content that is valuable to the searcher is spammy – and looks spammy to Google.
    [Blog] The New Knowledge Creating Company
    This was based on a white paper which highlighted the differences in the way that Western and Japanese companies approach innovation. recently stumbled upon this whilst browsing in Foyle’s Book store as HBR have started publishing smaller abridged versions of these books. The thinking within the book is something that I found engaging and also massively relevant to a modern digital audience, so I will share now. Nonata and Takeuchi’s thinking pivots around the two common ideas of tacit and explicit knowledge. Tacit is knowledge that is internalised and not shared. Twitter is good, but public.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Blog] Is Your Marketing the PITS?
    Regular readers of this blog know how much I love the Livefyre comment system. originally appeared on Danny Brown - Social Media Marketing and Influence Marketing Blog - all rights reserved. When I took my marketing degree back in 2001, part of the course was learning about the  Four P’s of Marketing  –  Product, Price, Place  and  Promotion. These terms have been the mainstay of marketing since the 1950?s, when Neil H. Borden published an article called  The Concept of the Marketing Mix  , although the actual phrase The Four P’s was coined by E. Jerome McCarthy in 1960. Intent.
    [Blog] Gilda’s Club: What went wrong?
    As a dyed-in-wool Toronto Maple Leafs hockey fan, PR veteran Elissa Freeman jumped at the chance to guest blog for a guy with the last  name ‘ Esposito ’ from Boston.  A 20+ year PR veteran, she was named one of Twitters’ Top 75 Badass Females and Toronto’s Top 150 Social Media Influencers. This is a guest post from  Elissa Freeman. public outcry over the removal of Gilda Radner’s name from the iconic cancer support group has turned into a public relations and branding case study of ‘what not to do.’. People were mad, shocked and sad. My main issues with the statement? Terse in tone.
    [Blog] Creativity 2011 – Week #1
    How do you make sure you get to the one killer idea that will make your advert, novel, article or blog post really stand out from the rest? Happy New Year and welcome to the first creativity post of 2011. Here are some links to get the little gray cells percolating. My Creative Team’s 2010 Big List Of Creative Links – We have pulled together all of our 2010 links and placed them in a single document. Steps To Creativity – How To Have Ideas – How do you keep ideas flowing? How do you create a wealth of ideas to choose from? What Makes Kids Creative?
    [Blog] Seven Mistakes to Avoid in your Content Strategy
    Today, we have a guest blog from Machinery Zone on some of the common pitfalls found in a company’s content strategy. Every blog post, article and other piece of content you generate is an opportunity to plant seeds that could eventually blossom into a steady stream of viable leads. You host a blog that is appreciated and recognized by professionals in your business sector. You’ve focused on writing an excellent article and posted it on your blog. For instance, search engines are more likely to offer better ranking to longer blog posts over 250 words.
    [Blog] Is It Safe to Pay a Bookmarking Site to Remove Links with PayPal?
    Someone recently entered that question into Google and, because I’ve written about link removals before, they found my blog. That’s actually a great question. So, I decided to go ahead and answer that question. I’m sure there are others that would like to know if it’s safe to do so. Let’s first look at the process of removing links to your website. You’ve already identified that your website may be suffering from the Google Penguin algorithm update. Or, maybe you have a manual action from Google regarding unnatural links to your website.
    [Blog] Social Networking Stats: Facebook Tops 1 Billion Users on Mobile, #RLTM Scoreboard
    Tumblr: 183 million blogs. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 241 million monthly active users. via  re/code. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. VK: over 230 million registered accounts. via  VK. LinkedIn: 300 million members. via  LinkedIn. Google Plus: 343 million monthly active users. via  Vine.
    [Blog] Paid Posts: My Facebook Status Update is Smarter Than Yours
    In February, blog platform Tumblr launched an option for all users to pay $1 to highlight a post. He regularly contributes to Promo & Marketing Wall blog. Guest post by Christopher Wallace. Believing that your posts to Twitter or Facebook are more important than those of your friends may be a sign of egotistical delusion (or perhaps your friends just put up lousy, boring posts). Regardless, Facebook may soon give its users the opportunity to leapfrog their status updates to the top of the pile. It’s Not Unprecedented. Paid Posts (Kind of) Already Exist.
    [Blog] Maybe It’s Time You Called Yourself an Expert
    You can’t claim you’re a blogging expert if your own blog is a ghost town.  Start a blog and publish your results.  Listen, if you are just loitering in your niche then you don’t need to be an expert.  If your blog is just a hobby, they don’t sweat the expert title.  If you don’t have to feed your family with what you know, then ignore this post. Tags: Advanced Blogging Tips Social Media I hung up the phone and turned to my wife. Voice wavering, I gave her the short version of what the doctor had just explained. …What?
  • ADAM SHERK  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
    [Blog] Syndication Best Practices: Reduce the Risk of Being Outranked for.
    Shining a Spotlight on Video News Webmaster Tools: Updates to Search queries, Parameter handling and Messages Twitter data lets NPR glimpse a future of app-loving news junkies Shared Items Disclaimer The opinions expressed on this blog are Adam Sherks own and do not necessarily reflect the views of his company or its clients. However from an SEO perspective there is a downside, as syndication creates duplicate content issues. One of the most common concerns I hear from publishers is the fact that syndication partners are outranking them for their own content. for more information.
    [Blog] Oliver Peoples Online
    In addition to their videos, Oliver Peoples has a lifestyle blog which engages the viewer much like a glossy magazine. Blogs and videos are very simple solutions available to everyone. Oliver Peoples is one of those brands that I’ve always been familiar with, but never paid much attention to. This changed when I came across their online presence. follow them on Twitter and came across a link to one of their videos explaining how to select the right frames for different face shapes. think it is important to note this video. It’s inviting, not pushy.
    [Blog] How to Get the Best Out of Your B-to-B Facebook Page
    Post industry articles and blog posts fresh from your newsreader. Some folks are still confused as to what to do to get the most out of your Facebook page. There are a few keys…one is content (targeted at your audience) and the other is a strong call-to-action. Incorporating these will help engage people and drive traffic back to your site. recently read a great article in Social Media B2B , by Jeffrey Cohen, 75 of the Best B2B Facebook Marketing Tips that’s a good a summary of things you need to do to be best in class. He gives you tips and sources. Have a unique voice.
    [Blog] Make Your Company Look Alive
    Post to your blog. When I talk with people in the social media analysis business, it's common to speculate about a coming reduction in the number of competitors. Having just finished a long-overdue review of my vendor database, I'm here to report that it's already happening. number of companies have already gone away; they're just not the ones you've heard of. At the beginning of the review, I had roughly 350 companies in the database. Notice, for example, the companies that have repositioned themselves into the advertising space. We've seen some of both in this market.
    [Blog] Run Your Own Race
    Their blog traffic is higher or their fees are higher or they are the CEO? have friends that have built and sold companies, are writing books, drive fancy cars and are being promoted to positions with impressive titles while I blog about my life as a dad, drive a minivan and change diapers. Great blog post! Write a blog. recently read a great blog post, Run Your Own Race, that really ironed this out for me. link] Jason Kristufek's We Media Blog » Blog Archive » Sink or swim [.] It’s an all-too-common thing. This week, Inc.
    [Blog] Will You Be Socially Active in Helping the Environment?
    As the following article looks at, whether it’s a general post about green construction materials or a blog entry where Bob Vila discusses green building , the outreach possibilities with social media are endless. Green Building Blogs. There are hundreds of blogs dedicated to green building. From architectural salvage blogs to blogs that are focused on cutting edge green construction processes and smart home technology, following green blogs is an effective way to stay on top of the green building movement. The U.S.
    [Blog] Buying Your Way To The Top Of Search Rankings – Ethically
    Issue coupons that are great deals, and people will talk about you through blogs and social media. Blog – having a blog will, over time, help to increase search rankings, if your blog receives a lot of visitors, a lot of quality comments, and a lot of inbound links. Can you buy your way to the top of the search rankings? In the past you could. You could buy links, pay for directory listings, and even pay to have people promote you through social media. These tactics are frowned upon by search engines and most ethical business owners. And It’s all ethical.
    [Blog] Are You Overdoing Your Social Media Marketing?
    Add in a blog and you have a fairly active social media approach. Blogs are slightly different. Blogs also have a huge SEO value if organic search traffic is an important source of traffic to your website. However, even a blog requires planning. If you read some web gurus, there’s no such thing as too much social media marketing. If you’re running a business, then you should be in a position to know better. The problem for many small businesses is time; in particular, dedicating enough time to manage each of those social media activities.
    [Blog] How to Enhance Your Speaking Engagements Through Social Media
    Write your own blog post about your speaking engagement:  This doesn’t need to be a long post, but it’s an opportunity to direct people to your own website when posting about your speaking engagement on your social networks. Whether you’re a professional speaker for a living or speak as a way to grow other areas of your business, social media is powerful tool when it comes to enhancing your speaking engagements. Social Media can drive attendance, create buzz, build trust and strengthen relationships with your audience even before you take the stage. Comment and tell us below.
  • TWITIP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010
    [Blog] Twitter Commits Suicide (or Twipocalypse Now: Redux)
    As a society we have grown to count on Twitter for lots of things such as following our favorite stars, and marketing ourselves … who has a blog that doesn’t have the RSS feed on Twitter? Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Neal Wiser @nealwiser Twitter Commits Suicide (or Twipocalypse Now: Redux) 17 Over the past few weeks, the Twitterverse has been rocked by events that might have as much an impact on the Twitter ecosystem as asteroids did on dinosaurs.
    [Blog] 4 Steps to Successful Product Creation Every Blogger Should Know (But Most Don’t!)
    Do they leave lots of comments on the big blogs in your industry? And, if you’re feeling a little bit shaky about your connection to your audience, here’s a great ProBlogger post about building up your blog. If you’re not feeling completely comfortable with releasing something for sale on your blog just yet, check out this article about what to do before you launch a product. ” Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. This is a guest contribution from Danny Iny. You’ve heard it all before. Like, really skeptical. Simple surveys. Gimme!”
    [Blog] Radian6 Insights Platform Insight
    One of the topic profiles I set up in my Influencer Account at Radian6 is for my own blog,; it had a tie in with Google Analytics Integration as well as topics gleamed from Google Webmastertools, Google Analytics Keyword Referrals and what I know about my own activities at conferences and upcoming book.   I first had to decide how much conversation to filter out (as my initial profile keywords used the keywords that drove traffic to my site, but may have also included conversations that had nothing to do with me). And how good is the gender determination?
    [Blog] New Ways Of Working
    But wait, it gets better: those people can also leave comments (that I can respond to), they can create their own Blogs and they can share the links too? As much as we embrace change, we are all creatures of habit. Back in 1988, I became interested in actually publishing magazines. Prior to that (in and around my teenage years), I was always fascinated with journalism, newsletters, writing, media and marketing those messages. It's hard to understand how it happened, but I became a magazine publisher in my mid-twenties. It didn't scare me. It excited me. Crazy! Are there exceptions this?
    [Blog] So What’s The Big Deal About Google + Your World? Will It Kill Facebook And Twitter?
    So when I did a search for “ios 5″ on Google, not only did I see web pages and blog posts, but I also saw Google+ posts and comments on the operating system. Since no one appears to be using Google+, even writing blog posts like this one is essentially a big waste of time. Here we go again…Google treading in areas that it just doesn’t seem to “get” Don’t get me wrong. I am a HUGE Google fan, owning Android phones, using GMail as my email client, and Chrome as my primary browser. And, of course, I use Google as my search engine of choice.
    [Blog] Reddit AMA: Ask Me Anything
    This Is My 1000th Blog Post Screen capture of my WP Dashboard before my 1,000th post. Today, I feel honored to have been asked to participate in my first-ever Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). I’ve just kicked it off on the “Big SEO” section of Reddit, and welcome you to come ask me anything: [link]. Typically, in a Reddit AMA, lots of interesting questions are asked–and lots of interesting responses are always fun to read. Previous Big SEO Reddit AMAs: [link]. Mike King. Martin Macdonald. AJ Kohn. Fili Wiese. Venchito Tampon. Chris Dyson. Barry Schwartz. Dan Shure.
    [Blog] Book Suggestions from Social Networks
    Remember blogs? I''ve seen a few blog posts with suggested reading lists, such as these from the Oxford Martin School and Mention. It''s not an unusual topic for a blog post or web page. Where do you find books to read? Do you ask your friends, follow reviews or seller recommendations, or just go for the bestsellers? Whether you like your books on paper or downloaded, you have to know it exists to read it, and because we''re in the twenty teens, there''s a social way to do it online. Start where you are? Sometimes it''s just as easy as asking. So what else can we do?
    [Blog] You’re Not As Busy As You Think
    Julien Smith had asked me why I still blog daily, and whether it was worth any more or less than writing weekly, or even less frequently. How many times do you check on your blog to see whether you need to answer a comment? continue to maintain the fantasy that if I don’t blog every day, if I don’t tweet several times a day, if I don’t publish something interesting to Google+ a few times a day, then people will forget me and move on to other sources of information. Are the people who readily consume my blog and tweets and posts often my clients? See how you feel.
    [Blog] Distributor Survey Shows Online Training from Manufacturers Helps.
    Leave a Reply Cancel reply John Sonnhalter Welcome to my blog, Tradesmen Insights. Blog at to the professional tradesman in the Construction, Industrial and MRO markets Home About Me Contact Market Overviews Newsletter Podcasts Services Distributor Survey Shows Online Training from Manufacturers Helps Them to Recommend and Sell More Products If you’re a manufacturer who sells through a distribution channel, you need to think about training. recent survey by BlueVolt indicates that distributors who are trained online recommend and sell more.
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
    [Blog] SoundCloud Acquisition Imminent: Get your SoundCloud Account Ready
    The post SoundCloud Acquisition Imminent: Get your SoundCloud Account Ready appeared first on Devumi Blog. The past few months have been full of rumors of a Soundcloud acquisition. deal fell through around 3 months ago where Twitter was considering buy them up for around $2 billion. Twitter backed out of the deal when they became nervous of the fact that the major record labels were not happy with the lack of licenses for most of the music on the service. The difference now is that the three major record labels are buying into SoundCloud. SoundCloud Acquisition: How it would work.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
    [Blog] Can Twitter Change? Should It?
    He wrote an 8000+ word blog post about everything that's wrong and how to fix it. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly to SoundCloud , if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. What's the solution? or would they?
    [Blog] Relationships Don't Matter
    Sadly none of that puts food on my plate. A few eMail exchanges and a comment on a Diva Marketing post might not a deep relationship make; but they opened a door that resulted in an interesting exchange and this blog post about how one publisher finds content for his online site. Perhaps you'll find a few ideas that will help you write your next blog post. Diva Marketing : When you find a lead from a blog do you do additional vetting to ensure credibility?  Relationships don't matter. to some people. I'm a one-man show running two businesses. Well worth a visit.  Period.
  • KOKA SEXTON  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
    [Blog] #OriginalContent with @GetScripted and @DanaBrunetti
    Blog Social Media content marketing LinkedIn scripted Social Marketing Twitter Every now and then I actually get out of the office and attend an event for fun rather than work. It’s usually work related in some way but I don’t actually have a ‘job’ to do. Last week I had the opportunity to attend an event held by Scripted, a content creation, writing service company in San Francisco. The event had a special fireside chat session with Producer Dana Brunetti. Here are some of the highlights of the event.
  • KOKA SEXTON  |  SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013
    [Blog] A Week in Review – Happy Memorial Day
    Blog Compass Happy Day Home Dad Lot love Memorial Day Time In Iraq Veteran Another great week with some awesome  interactions  and goals accomplished. . want to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day. As a veteran this day means a lot to me. Here are some pictures from my time in Iraq. love my kid. Dad what’s Memorial Day? Well it’s a special day that we remember the soldiers that didn’t make it home. Didn’t they have a compass? remembering he was just playing with mine ). I’m sure they did.
  • KOKA SEXTON  |  FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013
    [Blog] A LinkedIn Birthday, Great Pictures and Some Awesome Tweets of the Week
    Blog Life at LinkedIn Social Media Birthday Pictures Cinco De Mayo Happy Birthday instagram LinkedIn Mayo Party Met opportunity people Strides tweets Twitter Happy Birthday LinkedIn!
  • KYLE LACY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
    [Blog] Day 7 of the We Love Boobies and Hate Breast Cancer Tour
    Douglas Karr of the Marketing Tech Blog donated $100! We have been on the road for seven days now… raising money for the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure in Indianapolis. For those of you who have not been in the loop here are the details: I am on the road with two guys, Daniel Herndon and Daniel Robertson. Daniel Herndon founded an initiative called that helps non-profits raise money by experiential marketing. will be the central location for all the content being distributed during our road trip. There is only one catch. Let us know if you can help! We
    [Blog] With Facebook Pages - Who needs a Website?
    website that is totally FREE of hosting and server costs, public and indexable on all search engines, with unique URL's for individual landing pages that you can tune based on if they are Fans or Non Fans, where you can host all your video (so long as it is under 10mb) and upload your product catalog with detailed descriptions (and get feedback from Fans), where you can throw an event or show presentations on a Slideshare ap, run a contest or a survey, host your blog or retweet your status updates (or better yet - just use Facebook instead of Twitter).
    [Blog] So You’ve Started A Small Business…What Social Platforms Should You Be On?
    If you want to post a video guide to your store or product, accompanied with product images and blog-length entries about the goings-on at your business, feel free to do all three. It’s a popular misconception that Tumblr is full of angsty teenagers and really weird blogs. If you have a small or medium sized business, but you’re not on social media, there are huge sales opportunities you’re missing out on. Maybe you chose not to do any social marketing on purpose. Maybe you thought it was too time consuming, or that your business wasn’t right for social media. Facebook. Twitter.
    [Blog] Friendfeed Should Become Facebook Labs - The Steve Rubel Stream
    have found so many interesting thing in your blog and I really love that Keep up the good work Leave a Comment Steve Rubels Posterous Steve Rubel ( bio ) is SVP, Director of Insights for Edelman Digital, a division of Edelman - the worlds largest independent PR firm. Steve is using Posterous to post everything online. Shouldnt you? Steve Rubel owns this site 5,034 subscribers The Steve Rubel Stream 10 Aug 2009 Friendfeed Should Become Facebook Labs The big news today is that Facebook acquired Friendfeed. Don't miss the bigger story. Here's my quick take on the news. Good points.I
    [Blog] Lifehacks: Three Tips for Managing the Stream Before it Manages.
    often feel guilty about skimming blog posts, but I usually can find the main points pretty quickly. Steve is using Posterous to post everything online. Shouldnt you? Steve Rubel owns this site 5,034 subscribers The Steve Rubel Stream 19 Aug 2009 Lifehacks: Three Tips for Managing the Stream Before it Manages You Image via Zee on The following is also my column in next week's AdAge. Three Tips for Managing the Stream Before it Manages You Tweets, texts and feeds - oh my. It's enough to make any one go batty if it lets you. letting it managing you). like number 2.
    [Blog] Two Facebook milestones reached…
    When I started creating my own blogs and websites, I always set up Facebook pages and links as an element of good practice, but that’s been about it. Tags: Blogging dan thornton facebook likes facebook pages onlineracedriver support thanks thewayoftheweb And a fair proportion of those people liking what I (and the rest of the OnlineRaceDriver team) do are not existing friends of mine. Now I know that there has been a lot of debate over the value of someone liking on Facebook, following on Twitter, or signing in via Google, but here’s the value to me.
    [Blog] Invest in Your Brand with Content
    List of benefits Infographics Competitive reviews Top 10 reasons you need today Customer reviews Video customer testimonials Video demonstrations Regular related blog posts Customer service via social media FAQ page Guarantees or trials. Your customers are looking to buy your product or service, but why should they choose you? As a responsible consumer, they do research online, read industry magazines, and ask their colleagues and friends about it. They have narrowed their search down to you and your number one competitor. You could offer the same. What do I mean by this?
    [Blog] This Week in Infographics #60: Effects
    Blog Featured This week we’ll be taking a look at a few infographics about how different things affect us, from the placebo effect to love. The first infographic we are going to check out takes a look at the placebo effect. This infographic delves into the history behind this age-old practice and how it really works. Next up, we will look at how media is affecting our kids. Seems like kids of all ages have every form of technology available, from iPhones to tablets kids are being bombarded with different types of media. This infographic focuses on how this is affecting them.
    [Blog] Twitter Etiquette: Should You Follow Everyone That Follows You.
    Since using Twitter more strategically, traffic to my blog from Twitter has increased to 14% (up 10%), and continues to grow.  So this method works for me. In my case, I only use Twitter for information from a search standpoint and value the larger (yet still relevant) following to increase my reach when sharing blog articles. If you are promoting products, services or a website/blog, I believe that it makes sense to grow your following as large as you can (of course in a strategic, relevant way). Which one is the proper “Twitterquette”? However, be weary and smart.
    [Blog] 5 Tips to Create Amazing Content for Your Website
    Create your own blogs, videos, podcasts or ebooks and offer them as gated content to change a visitor into a lead. It would not be wrong to say that content is the lifeblood of Internet Marketing, and when it comes to creating content for company website, expectations are even more. Your website content is what that determines the success and failure of your site and ultimately the future of your business. This is because your website is the first customer contact point and compromising with its quality means compromising with your lead conversion rates. This is where SEO lies. 
    [Blog] The Goal Post: Why Goals Matter More than Ever
    Overheard in Vegas at BlogWorld Expo: “I just started a blog and I’m excited to see where it will lead me.&#. Nobody really knew where the medium of blogging would lead—we were all quite happy to let thing evolve and see where we ended up. There was actually some sense in this approach: blogging was still evolving, and because the space wasn’t overly crowded or competitive, many bloggers were swept almost accidentally into amazing opportunities. Posts on the blog were critiques, rants, and personal attacks on other key people in the niche (including me).
    [Blog] One Big Traffic Secret
    That means you didn’t really read the first sentence of this post. I’m not saying what you should do. I’m not saying what’s better or worse. I’m not telling you how often to write on your blog. I’m telling you that there’s a reason why the top blogs on the Internet all post more than five times a day. Tags: blogging business I’ll tell you one thing I know: the more you post, the more traffic you get. It’s helpful if the stuff you post is worth something. I try hard to make that always the case. All of them. Not likely.
    [Blog] A Different Kind Of Green On St. Patrick’s Day
    You could even forward this blog post to anyone you think might be interested, or be interested in spreading the word, and ask them to share it. Disclosure and incentive: Zodiak is apparently working on a finder/referral fee for people who help cast a family that make it to the show. I don’t know the details of it, but since there’s a wee chance this blog post could qualify, you should know of it… and you should know of it for yourself too! There are a ton of Irish-themed events taking place all over the world and, most likely, in your neck of the woods today.
    [Blog] When You Have Nothing Unique to Say…
    Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. I’ve got nothing unique to say. It has all been said before. There are so many people who are smarter than me. Why would anyone listen to me? Have you ever found yourself thinking like this? If so – you’re not alone. At one point or another most bloggers do, and many would be bloggers have been stopped in their tracks by them. Here’s the deal: Nobody has lived your life before. Nobody has your story. Nobody has faced and overcome what you’ve overcome. Nobody thinks in exactly the same way that you do.
    [Blog] 15 Quick and Easy Productivity Super-Hacks for Busy Bloggers
    This is especially a great hack for those slow days when you’re too busy to post on your blog or social media. 4. Following up from the last hack, a smart strategy is to create a series of email autoresponders or teaser emails for your old blog posts. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. This is a guest contribution from  Pooja Lohana. Let’s face it. As a blogger, you have a knack to find just one more task that needs to be done. No matter what your situation, here are 15 productivity hacks that really work, well if you only try them. And the best part? Sound good?
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