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  • SOCMED SEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Blog] Easily Turn Your Nook Color Into A Full Android Table Without Voiding The Warranty
    You don’t have to read a bunch of developer blogs and do any trial and error. only wish I had found his blog before I had gone through the process. Tablets were definitely THE Christmas present of 2011! With options like the iPad 2, Kindle Fire, Nook Color and Tablet, the Samsung Galaxy and a host of other offerings, consumers went tablet-crazy and electronics stores nationwide sold out. already had an iPad, so I knew how great these devices were and when my wife and I decided to get my daughter (who is a voracious reader) a tablet, I felt like it would be an easy decision.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA CITIZENS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013
    [Blog] How to choose your hosting company
    'If you are about to start your business or professional blog, the first thing you have to consider is your online presence. There are so many hosting services online that it is really difficult to choose the right one, but doing your homework always pays off in the long term. The hosting market keeps expending, various new services are being introduced every day. So how to choose what you need? First of all you have to consider the hosting package. 1and1.co.uk Secondly, you have to consider the ease of use of the hosting company. How To
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
    [Blog] Google releases new smartphone data showing how everything is going mobile
    Promoting the webinar google published a blog post with a lot of data showing how everything is going mobile. via  Smartphone user study shows mobile movement under way – Google Mobile Ads Blog. 79% of top advertisers don’t have a mobile optimized website. Today google is hosting a webinar called “ The Mobile Movement: Understanding Smartphone Users” at 11am PST/ 2pm EST ( Registration link ). It’s 2011 and you know how big the mobile/smartphone market is, so what are you waiting for? Contact me if you need help.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
    [Blog] Day 15: People of color impacting the social web – Kurt Merriweather #28DaysofDiversity
    For day 15 , I would like to introduce to some and present to others: Kurt Merriweather Twitter: @kmerriweather Website/Blog: growyourventure.wordpress.com Bio Kurt Merriweather is Director, Digital Media Business Development and Strategy, Discovery Communications, Inc. As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
    [Blog] Credit Cards and Social Media: Failures
    This is the second part of a guest blog post by Michael Dolen. Last week I shared 3 ways the credit card industry succeeds in social media. But what are some areas which could use improvement? Here are not-so-great moves in the credit card space… Most Counterproductive = Kohls. Jeff Bullas has a list of what he considers to be the top 10 Facebook campaigns and gives Kohl’s the number one spot. So how can I claim that such success to be a blunder? Well it’s a doubled-edged sword. That huge success is a problem when it comes to the Kohl’s card. Conclusion? Want my opinion?
  • TIPPINGPOINTLABS.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Blog] Chart of the Week: The Information Overload Paradox
    Home How We Can Help You We’re the Social Media Catalyst Our Content Philosophy Our Blog 5 Links You May Have Missed Last Week Chart of the Week: The Demise of 12Seconds.tv We used to blog 2 times a week, now we blog 2-4 times a day, and the traffic never stops growing. Collaborate Hire Andrew Davis To Speak Rent Our Studio Content Blog Flickr Vimeo YouTube. Information Overload Put yourself in the shoes of a consumer right now. Just for a second. Imagine that it’s the 1950s. You consume as much content as you can. You likely frequent your local library.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010
    [Blog] What the F is Social Media?
    You can also subscribe to the blog to ensure you receive the latest posts. Jeff Esposito’s Blog — Topsy.com [.] blog comments powered by Disqus Stay connected Recent Posts Can influence be bought? Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading What the F is Social Media? Written on August 2, 2010 by Espo in social media This presentation may be 104 slides long, but it really flies by. It also addresses the question that many of us ponder from time to time: What the Fuck is Social Media Now? Thanks for visiting! Comments - Leave a comment!
  • SOCIALFISH  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Blog] Advancing Nonprofits’ Missions With Storify and Quora – How MomsRising and charity: water Have Used These Tools for Success
    Storify is much like other blog platforms like WordPress, but has an added emphasis on curation. 'With so many social media tools capturing the attention of nonprofit organizations, how should nonprofits decide which tools are the best investment of their time and personnel? Some tools, like Facebook and Twitter, are are a given – but in the case of new social media platforms that continue to emerge and evolve, which tools should community managers and marketing staff focus on? Here’s how. MomsRising Expands Twitter Efforts With Storify Implementation.
  • TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009
    [Blog] Announcing the Newest Social Media Prince
    look forward to reading his blog. youtube Portfolio Lateral Action Lifehacker Macgasm Mashable Pistachio: Touchbase Blog Ramblings of a Sysadmin Real Simple Schwag Addict Search Engine Roundtable Professional Bio Spammr from Tumblr Home About Consulting Contact Sitemap Policy Site design by The Other Ben Rudnick. This blog is written and maintained by Tamar Weinberg. I recently wrapped up writing a book on social media marketing for individuals to large businesses entitled The New Community Rules ( Amazon link ) and the book is slated for a late June/early July release.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [Blog] SendinBlue Review – Small Business Pricing with Enterprise Features
    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. 'Just recently, I saw a long conversation on Facebook where someone asked if there were any good email marketing platforms outside of the top two or three that everyone seems to be using. This person was looking for a platform that had not been pummelled by hackers lately, keeping well-known email marketers down for days at a time. Around the same time, I was contacted about a sponsored post from an interesting email marketing platform. SendinBlue. SMS marketing. Spam checking.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
    [Blog] Being Social Makes You More Accountable
    Answer their questions, look to solve their shopping issues, and provide them with educational material (blog posts, links to videos and podcasts etc.) In a day and age when many small business owners are trying to keep their heads above water in a challenging economy, turning to social media can prove very beneficial. You might ask, just how can being on social media help my business? In fact, that is a good question to put out there, especially when you and your competitors are going after every single dollar available. Social media does come with a price, mostly time and effort.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [Blog] Emergent Collaboration Vendor Review: Atlassian’s Confluence
    A simple way to think about it is a bit like WordPress which at it’s core is a content management and blogging platform that can also be used to build entire websites on. On Friday’s I’ll be reviewing a vendor in the emergent collaboration space and will provide an overview on that vendor which includes aspects from leadership and vision to technology and market focus. If you are vendor that would like to participate, please contact me (email is in the sidebar as is the twitter link). Every post will cover the same elements for different vendors. Integration capabilities. Support.
  • SOSHABLE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2011
    [Blog] Why @0boy Stopped Before 100k Followers: “It’s about integrity, man!”
    Blogs can easily be fed to Twitter. Even if you have a blog, how hard is it to put 140 characters together? Two questions always pop up when people visit my Twitter account: Why is your background so boring? When do you think you’ll break 100K followers? The answer to the first question is easy – my graphic design skills are nil, I don’t want to use a free service, and I don’t want to pay someone to make it look good. Besides, it’s about the content, not the background, right? The second answer is even easier. Never. From there, we continued to grow.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
    [Blog] How to Write a Press Release in 2013
    Now a press release posted on the wire will be published verbatim on many major websites and could be picked up on smaller news sites and blogs too.  'Webinar August 28, 2013, Sally Falkow APR and Lisa Buyer discuss the new Google rules for writing a press release. Register here. Back in 2006 a few very smart PR folk recognized the need for PR content to be found online and that search engine optimization would become a necessary PR skill. Unfortunately, the SEO community saw the possibilities of using optimized press releases long before the PR industry did. See the PR Content Timeline.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010
    [Blog] Add A Chatting Feature To Your Site With VisitorsCafe
    Tweet A new initiative wants to turn your website or blog into a café. My impression is that people enter a blog or site only to read information or maybe making comments. It is difficult to determine how this idea will be spread and developed, but for many people who read blogs and enter communities the idea of VisitorsCafe looks promising. If you run a site, a community or blog you can try out VisitorsCafe yourself. Similar Posts: 4 Tips To Start a Blog. You are probably thinking ”what does that mean” – at least that was what I thought. Try it out.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Blog] New Year, New Start – What Have We Done?
    If you’re anything like me, you may have thought about what you want to do with your blog this year, and where you want to go. Unlike me, you’ve probably also made a start on a few of these, and started 2014 blogging with a bang. What kinds of things have you thought you might like to do with blogging this year? Feel free to have a chat in the comments, or link to a post you’ve written about your blogging goals for this year. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Maybe wrote down a couple of changes, or a few ideas to try.
  • ACIDLABS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
    [Blog] ACT Government’s open government steps — a cart-horse issue?
    And this week, the Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher launched her blog (though I note the media release fails to have active links (a basic misstep). So, the ACT Government is finally making moves to open up and participate with its community and enacting some open government programs. We’ve already had the first Virtual Community Cabinet , which seemed to go okay (though I remain doubtful that Twitter is the right venue for this kind of thing). Something good that’s already happening is the Time to Talk site, inviting community input on ACT Government activities. open government
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010
    [Blog] How To Create Link Bait Content
    Throughout my blogging career, I’ve worked hard on my writing style. The thing I love about link baiting is that it allows your blog to build some quality backlinks and increase search rank over time. It also means additional targeted traffic is attracted to your blog, which can mean more subscribers. He recorded the entire confrontation, and posted it on his blog. The next thing you know, not only was he on the news, but everyone was linking to his blog when they talked about negative reactions to the TSA backscatter xray machine and the aggressive pat-downs.
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [Blog] Social Media Stats, Courtesy of SearchAndSocial
    Find more social media marketing information on this blog. Blast. Jordan over at Search and Social did a fantastic job in getting this infographic done: * * *. Share it. The world should know: Blast.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Blog] Twitter gets ugly in NHL playoffs
    After the flood on Twitter, Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis offered his take on his blog : What these people have said and done is unforgivable. Education is key – Before sharing something on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Path or a blog, take a step back and think about how that can be seen by others. It took a split second for Joel Ward to become a playoff hero to Washington Capitals fans. By the time the Capitals were done celebrating Ward’s overtime goal that knocked the Boston Bruins out of the playoffs; Ward was the center of a different emotion online. Image -    clydeorama.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [Blog] The New Rules Of Email
    Michael Hyatt over at Thomas Nelson Publishing has an excellent "how-to" post on how to automate more of your standard email work (and be sure to read the additional recommendations in the comment section of his Blog post) here: Using Email Templates To Say "No" With Grace. It's rare that you come across an individual who feels like they simply don't get enough email. In fact, the reaction most people give you when you even discuss the topic of email evokes words and emotions like, "overwhelmed" and "out of control" to "I wish it would stop" and "please give me my life back."
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
    [Blog] Great Content 101
    'It’s probably been repeated more than a million times online among marketing blogs – our own blog might even account for about 25% of those. We all talk about it and refer back to it regularly, saying, “if you can make good content, you can own your market” But in reality, how do you develop interesting photos, articles, blogs, and posts? It’s going to be much harder for someone to read your article or blog if you’re not going anywhere with it. Good content is what makes their marketing so effective, and makes them so successful.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Blog] Launching the 365 Full Frame Project #365FF
    Today the project offically launches as a photo blog. Generally, these photos will be posted on the 365 blog, Pinterest , Google+ , Twitter and a cropped version on Instagram. You can see the site has a minimalist blog design. 'A couple of weeks ago I asked folks to consider the 365 Full Frame project. The project began publishing on Friday to help populate the site for today’s launch. The featured image for this post is today’s photo, a shot of McWay Falls in Big Sur. Facebook friends will only see some, but not all posts. More on #365FF.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011
    [Blog] Corporate Twitter Account Train Wreck! The 3 Types of Self-Destructive Tweets
    analyzed my Top 6 blog posts for 2011 by total page views, and am re-running them this week as a “greatest hits” compilation. (Happy Holidays! This is #3. Everybody loves a disaster! Enjoy. – Jay). Twit happens. As more and more companies ramp up their Twitter presence, the likelihood that something off-message will slip by the digital goalie goes up considerably. The question is not whether your company will have to deal with self-destructive corporate Tweets, but what kind of tweet it will be, and by whom. Twit Happens #2 – Tone Deaf. Trade-off?”
  • ENGAGE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Blog] 3 Ways Less Content Means More to Your Audience
    but is that place your blog or video channel? Even if your latest blog post isn’t one of your classics, you can offer new visitors a dozen reasons to stick around and become a regular. Indie music site Pitchfork , tech industry blog TechCrunch and (ahem) the blog you’re currently reading all take this approach: each displays its most popular posts in a dedicated area on the right side of the page. 'I made a surprising observation on my last trip to the grocery store. Spring water? Contain your astonishment: it also comes cheaper in large size. As a content creator ?
  • TREY PENNINGTON  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009
    [Blog] Links I commonly share
    To make it easier for folks who hear me speak access those resources, I’ll do the “social media thing&# and list them in a blog post: For Search Engine Optimization: Google Trends and a sample trends search using “ Crimson Tide &# Google Insights and a sample insights query on “ social media marketing &# Free Keyword Tracker and a little info on keywords. disclaimer: I am NOT a SEO guru nor do I use keyword research to shape content to “trick&# search engines. For me, keyword research gives me a “feel&# for the questions readers are asking.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010
    [Blog] How to mass delete Twitter direct messages. A premium Twitter feature in the future?
    This had me thinking, as earlier today Twitter CEO was blogged about saying “ Twitter lacks ‘clear long term vision &# about the idea of Twitter launching premium features for brands, businesses and media outlets. Today, @pipercarter sent a tweet saying “ Twitter needs to come up with a way to mass delete all of these fake DM’s. “ Ironically I sent her a DM saying there is a way to mass delete twitter direct messages using a site called [link] but it is not a feature from Twitter but a third party web tool.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
    [Blog] How to find the featured apps from Apple’s iPad commercials
    This is because of a few blog post about Twitter iPad apps and Apple’s latest iPad commerical that shows all of the native apps beside the Twitter web app. As I look at my analytics to SocialWayne.com I’ve noticed an increase of people searching for iPad apps they see in the commercials. The six primary iPad commercial search terms I’m receiving traffic for are: ipad commercial apps. ipad apps in commercial. ipad apps from commercial. apps in ipad commercial. apps on the ipad commercial. new iPad commercial apps.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008
    [Blog] Stop the Posturing About Government 2.0 and Do It Already
    We’re already seeing it with Intellipedia , with change.gov , with the TSA’s blog – within virtually every government organization, social media is at least being discussed.  Start a blog where you talk about it.  They didn’t see a policy prohibiting blogging and say, “oh well, I guess that ends that.&#   No, they pulled together briefings on why blogging was needed.  They told anyone who would listen about the power of blogging.  link] Adriel Hampton Enjoying your blog, Steve. « Bente Kalsnes’ blog [.]
  • SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
    [Blog] What Does Government 2.0 Mean to Me?
    isn’t about the tools, but what those tools enable – it’s about more than just creating a blog and engaging in dialogue with the public, it’s about more than just creating a wiki that’s open to multiple government agencies, and it’s about more than just making data accessible to the public.  blog comments powered by Disqus « Previous Entries Next Entries » Popular Comments Featured Tags Identify the Right People to Manage Your Social Media Initiatives The Evolution of the Social Media Evangelist Twenty Theses for Government 2.0,
  • NOWSOURCING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
    [Blog] NowStreaming: Rage Comics
    Stay tuned to our blog for more NowStreaming videos on everything from infographics to rage comics. In this video, NowSourcing’s Rose Wallace goes through the ins and outs of Rage Comics. The presentation centers around the spread and usage of Rage Comics, as well as how they can be applied to marketing. Because of their popularity on the online community, Rage Comics are quickly becoming a great way to gain views, subscriptions, and even customers to your site. To view all of our videos, head to the NowSourcing YouTube Channel. Rage Comics.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
    [Blog] DISCUSS: How do you Keep your Content Fresh, Interesting and Engaging?
    regularly polling readers on what topics they want written about on the blog. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'Over on our Facebook page last week Kim Hill-MacCrone asked a question that I thought might be a good one to discuss with the wider ProBlogger readership. How do you Keep your Content Fresh, Interesting and Engaging? It is a question I get asked quite a bit and know is a challenge many bloggers face. having an editorial calendar that cycles through different types of posts on different days of the week. Reader Questions
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
    [Blog] 12 Steps to Social Media Success…and a Gilly Flower Cordial to You!
    Your website/blog/online store/etc. You want to optimize your website and blog content for your desired keywords, so that when people search for: “finest alpaca backpacks,” your amazing alpaca backpack site shows up. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it. Fields. HAVE BEEN LIVING AND BREATHING AND CONSUMING AND QUAFFING social media for over five years now. In other words: what steps — applied to any business — results in social media success? Truth be told: we don’t. But, it’s all good. Here are the 12 steps: 1.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Blog] Embedding Latitude, Longitude and NAP Data into Image Files to Help Local SEO
    For the actual results of that test, you will need to read my post on the Standing Dog blog. 'When you take a photo using your iPhone or Android mobile phone, the location data (latitude, longitude) of where that image was taken is usually saved in the photo file. Other information, such as the device that took the photo, and the image size, is also saved. If you would like to see an example of this, save the image above to your hard drive. Then, right-click on the photo and select “properties” You will see all of the data that I saved/embedded in the image file. Address.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
    [Blog] Sedo.com and Sedo.co.uk Hacked, Hosting Malware on Site
    Elliot also has an updated blog post about Sedo , as well. It looks like Sedo.com and Sedo.co.uk , the search engine for domain names, has been hacked, and apparently is hosting malware on their web site. These messages started appearing to visitors of both Sedo.com and Sedo.co.uk within the past 24 hours, and I have verified that users are still getting these messages. If you search for “Sedo” at Google.com, you will see the following message as part of the search results: This site may harm your computer. Contact your web host and have them scan the entire server.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Blog] Search Engine Optimization Tip: Your Heading Tags Should Include your Keywords
    This includes your blog pages too because they will often get a great deal of traffic. Lately, it seems as though many people have been concerned about over-optimization when it comes to search engine optimization of their web sites. Rightly so. There is some concern, especially since Google has been testing the over-optimization filter yet again. Keep in mind, though, that versions of the so-called Over Optimization Penalty has been around for years and SEOs have been concerned for a long time. These are the headings for the body of your web page. Let’s Talk About an SEO Audit.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
    [Blog] Why You Should Be Using A/B Testing
    For example, testing the layout of your website or a certain blog design can provide the individual with valuable feedback, giving structure to future A/B testing campaigns. Guest Post by Rachel Hyun Kim. B testing, also known as split testing, is a marketing practice that compares the performance of a control group with test samples, differentiated by a single variable. This testing technique is used to improve conversion, response and performance rates on a variety of web and online marketing components, including emails, landing pages and call to actions. Create a Test Plan.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Blog] Ripoff Report Strikes Back: Removes Code on Site Left by Hacker
    In one of my recent blog posts, I examined how removing your website from Google can help–or hurt–your search engine rankings. The Ripoff Report has struck back against the so-called reputation management companies that claim to be able to remove posts about companies on the RipoffReport.com website. In a recent press release, Ripoff Report claims that they have removed code on their website that was left by a hacker hired by reputation management companies. sample advertisement claiming Ripoff Report removal is shown above. Ripoff Report explained what happened.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
    [Blog] A Double Dose of #measurePR
    And if I were you, I’d subscribe to both Small Business Labs (Steve’s blog) and the  Twitalyzer blog , they’re chockfull of good stuff. You’ve probably been wondering where the #measurePR Twitter chat recaps are. Well, once WTHashtag went down, all of us who moderate chats on a regular basis were scratching our heads a little… ‘cos where were we supposed to get the chat transcripts from? recently started using RowFeeder and, fortunately, had set up a search for #measurepr there. So that’s where I pulled these transcripts from.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010
    [Blog] A Decade of Thanksgivings
    Post Categories Select Category Blogging for Grasshoppers Business Career Networking Communication Blogging Measurement MeasurePR Public Relations Social Media Twitter Writing Events Guest Posts Amrit Pal Bryce Keane Conway Wigg Erica Holt Herwin Icasiano Howie Goldfarb Mike Doman Narciso Tovar Shanan Sorochynski Steff Metal Interviews Marketing Media Personal Cooking Recipe of the Week Philanthropy PRSA 2009 Resources How To Weekly Roundup Speaking Training Women Grow Business Featured Guest Bloggers Extra, Extra! Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox. That’s love.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011
    [Blog] Guess Who is Back on Foursquare
    wrote a similar blog post on why I. Citing privacy concerns and not wanting strangers to know where I was every moment I checked in to a location, I deleted my Foursquare account 14 months ago. Recalling the ensuing storm of comments my action caused in the fall of 2010, it was evident some people were passionate I made the right decision and others felt I should give the location-based application a second chance. Was the second camp right? Forrester Research recently surveyed 37,000 mobile users and in its report issued this month, a mere 2% of those users had Foursquare accounts.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
    [Blog] Questioning Why I Still Use Twitter
    Whether we share common backgrounds or if you merely enjoy reading my blog, I want to accept connection invitations from people who satisfy my intellect. Photo by darnok. Bill Dorman and Shonali Burke probe into the efforts of friendship and internet relations. Shonali expands: Whether you’re using social media for personal reasons or business, there’s nothing like carefully nurturing relationships, especially those that start with an @. The @ is the opening door; when we get invited to walk through it, that’s when we know we’re friends. Why do I follow you? Each has a unique voice.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Blog] Feature Friday: Why Violating Copyrights on YouTube is Good
    started my blog few weeks ago and wanted to add videos to it. The following feature article is written by Joy Mystic. Yes, you better get your act together and try your very best to find a copyrighted material to add to yours before you submit it for the world to see. Don’t even bother to ask for permission first or try to hide it as Scott Smitelli had fun trying. By doing so, you are not only doing no evil but also doing a good thing! Including to those who own the copyrights! Do I sound like a bad influence on your beloved children? Shall we? Well, I couldn’t be more wrong!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
    [Blog] What I Learned From Liars and Journalists, and How it Made Me a Better Blogger
    Trust Me, I’m Lying – Confessions of a Media Manipulator is the title of Ryan Holiday’s new book about the tactics cutting-edge bloggers use to drive hundreds of thousands of viewers to their blogs, seven days a week, 365 days a year. He has made a high-flying career serving irresistible blog content to places like the Huffington Post, Gawker, and Jezebel. ve personally poured through the book late at night to wring every last bit of knowledge from its pages and make my own blogging irresistible. That’s because blogs live and die by the pageview. On the move?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Blog] 7 (little known) Digital Reputation Stats and How to Use Them to Your Advantage
    Tip: If you have a blog or website, awesome! 'Digital Reputation is one of those topics where ‘what you don’t know ya don’t know’ could be very damaging. We often think of the mistweet or the incriminating facebook pic when we think of digital reputation, but it is so much more than that. Here are some of the little known stats related to digital reputation. Below each stat is a tip on how you can use this new information to your advantage. 88 percent of online adults avoid doing business with companies who they believe do not protect their privacy. percent.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Blog] Using Interactive Infographics to Boost Social Sharing
    With the recent shift in the power of guest blogging, many SEO’s have turned to making genuinely compelling content in the form of data visualisations. 'Infographics are one of the most effective ways to engage an audience and generate valuable social shares and links. As the trend for infographics grows, so do the options available when it comes to creating them. Interactive elements, or even entirely interactive data visualisations, have proven to be both popular and effective at building natural links online. Interactive content is a step in the right direction to keep up with this.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Blog] Hollywood-Style Taglines, Coffee Shops and Other Brilliant Content Strategy Insights
    Your Business Blog: The Corner Coffee Shop. If your content marketing isn’t driving return on investment, you may need to transform your blog into more of a hangout, sort of like a coffee shop. As Katherine Kotaw points out, taglines engage an audience before they’re even ready to listen to your elevator pitch or engage with your blog. Some of this week’s best insights on B2B content marketing for advanced practitioners come from the Eloqua blog, thanks to Amanda F. How do you make your business blog a more welcoming place for first-time website visitors?
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Blog] Speaking at #measurePR today at NOON EST with @Shonali for Online Chat as @SmAnalyticsBook
    The details are in Shonali Burke’s blog Waxing Unlyrical near the end of a recent post on the last week’s #measurePR chat with Megan Berry of Klout (Klout is covered briefly in Social Media Analytics, btw). I’ll be the featured guest today at #measurePR which begins at Noon EST.  All you have to do is follow #measurePR to join.  And definitely save the date for next week, when   Marshall Sponder – a web metrics guru! will be joining the chat to talk about social media analytics. So, remember: 12-1 pm ET, August 2, is the next #measurePR Twitter chat with Marshall.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  MONDAY, JULY 5, 2010
    [Blog] Learn to Fall…Off Your High Horse
    Your post, and your sentiments, are more indicative of our overall state of behavior and inter-personal interactions than mere blog comments or @replies on Twitter, would indicate, I fear. read a book a few years ago by Joyce Meyer called Approval Addiction that really helped me get over that (I should probably go back and re-read it now), & I also apply a 24 hour rule to responding to critical/opinion-laden notes or posting blog posts. Because we can, because it’s expected, because how interesting are we if we have nothing to add? Presentation and patience are key.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
    [Blog] The Future of Work Report: A Collaborative Effort
    This is the place to learn about every facet of customer-centric business management in articles, blogs, interviews, and news.  'This is a guest post from  Connie Chan , my business partner, Principal, and co-founder of Chess Media Group. Chess Media Group conducted a global research study in May 2013, surveying over 600 employees who currently use social and collaboration technology tools, to understand how these tools affect their ability to work efficiently and flexibly, as well as to understand the impact of the Bring-Your-Own-Device movement and flexible work arrangements.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
    [Blog] According to Gartner Social CRM is Going to be Big
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER According to Gartner Social, CRM is Going to be Big View Comments February 24th, 2010 I read an interesting article on information age a few days ago which references some new Gartner predictions around Social CRM.  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,
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
    [Blog] Brands Find Twitter Effective
    and they’ve got a blog going and feeds and widgets up the wazoo and then it’s like, “Okay, now I ‘m all confused and I don’t know what to do.”. 300 people gathered in Los Angeles to find out more about using Twitter for business, entertainment, comedy and music, The panel on how brands can effectively use Twitter featured Starbucks, Kogi BBQ and E Online. It was moderated by Guy Kawasaki who quizzed the speakers about their business strategies, how tweets for the brand, how to gather and interact with followers and some of their favorite tools. That’s the biggest challenge.
  • WWW.MASTERNEWMEDIA.ORG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
    [Blog] Real-Time News Curation - Process, Key Tasks, Workflow
    These may include specific news sites, blogs, RSS feeds, open persistent searches, Twitter channels, Facebook pages and more. Syndicate Distribute and syndicate your curated news channel (what I call a " newsradar ") on relevant online channels, including social networks, aggregated news channels, your blog / newsletter / site and other content distribution channels avialble. Print this article Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 4: Process, Key Tasks, Workflow What are the tasks involved in the real-time news curation process? What does exactly a news curator do?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
    [Blog] Love Drop: Making Money By Giving It Away
    probably read only about 10 blogs regularly (oh, the horror!), Nate St. Pierre is the founder of ItStartsWith.Us , a global group of people committed to changing the world in just 15 minutes a week. and Spin Sucks is one of them. The main reason I come here is for all the straight talk from smart people. Gini Dietrich leads the charge, and the rest of the community joins in with experience, insight, critiques, and always a bit of fun. It’s my kinda place. So today I’d like to throw out a topic that has turned out to be somewhat polarizing: The launch of my latest project, Love Drop.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Blog] Need a Job? Get LinkedIn
    Leveraging LinkedIn during your career transition is a blog topic that I’ve put off writing for quite some time because LinkedIn has written about from every angle and I wasn’t convinced that I could write anything about it that would be unique.  But, I’m going to give it a shot here.  As I talk with friends and former coworkers around the country I find myself sharing some of these tips and techniques repeatedly. I hope this will be a valuable resource for anyone looking to make the leap into their next career. Start with about 40 companies.  This is not easy.  This step is crucial. 
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010
    [Blog] You HAVE To Make Videos… Period!
    Reading a blog about how to cook a chicken, or watching a video? Today we have a guest post from Jim Kukral the author of the new book: “Attention! This Book Will Make You Money.&# Thank you Jim for the post and for the kind words! There I was, sitting in the board room of a global manufacturing company watching a presentation about their plans to use social media in 2010 and beyond. They started to talk about YouTube and they pulled up one of the Socialnomics videos that @equalman had made and told me, “Watch this video, it will wow you. It wowed us.&#. Powerful words, yes?
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
    [Blog] You’ve got a bird in your hand. Now what?
    Which is why I’ve always enjoyed and respected Becky Carroll and her blog Customers Rock. … Do you value what you already have? Like the old idiom goes…a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. I’d argue, when the bird is a customer, the ratio is even greater. For years, at the risk of preaching, I have been banging on the idea that we spend way too much time and energy chasing after potential customers and way too little time and energy romancing (and creating a love affair ) our current customers. I’ve pushed on the idea that our math is all backwards.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
    [Blog] Why would you want to enchant someone?
    As you know, I talk about creating love affairs with your customers a lot here on the blog. Guy Kawasaki’s enchanting new book. Why do I think it’s so critical? Let’s look at how people behave when they’re in the bloom of a new love. They find the other person intoxicating — they crave more. They can’t help themselves. They talk about their new love all the time. To everyone and anyone who will listen. They are very forgiving of missteps or mistakes. Now translate that back to a customer, donor, employee, volunteer, boss or vendor. Potato, potato.
  • TWITIP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2010
    [Blog] Happy 2010! Here's Your 2009 TwiTip Recap
    I’ve started a brand based account and this will help a lot January 3, 2010 Mark McCulloch @MarkMcCulloch2 Great content and blog you have and also thank you very much for your recap. 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 Lara Kulpa @larakulpa Happy 2010! Here’s Your 2009 TwiTip Recap 4 So I probably should’ve posted this yesterday, but here’s a recap of some of our most popular posts from 2009. Happy New Year, everyone!
  • GAURAVONOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010
    [Blog] afaqs! Story on What the Sunsilk Gang of Girls Redesign Means for.
    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 « Financial Chronicle Story on the Rising Role of Social Networks Like Facebook and LinkedIn in Recruiting The Difference Between Communities, Social Networks and Social Outposts » afaqs! Story on What the Sunsilk Gang of Girls Redesign Means for Branded Social Networks Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! afaqs!
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
    [Blog] 5 Advanced Lessons from Content Marketing World 2013
    Thanks to an increasingly talented workforce and amazing options like content marketing outsourcing services, the challenge for companies isn’t just getting their hands on a blog to publish. Page – a 120 year-old mesh and fencing distributor with one of the best blogs on the block. Treat your inbound marketing strategy the same way – create a blog post , video, social media posts, and guest post around each bright idea you have to save time and make the most of your concepts. Dream Big: Every blogger dreams of earning backlinks from high-authority blogs. Wait, what?
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013
    [Blog] Google’s In-Depth Results, Scaling, and Other Content Marketing News
    In the future where virtually every company is creating blogs, eBooks, and whitepapers, it’s critical to ensure your efforts have the potential to stand out. For companies doing blogging , eBooks, and social media right, scaling is inevitable. In a recent blog post , the world’s largest search engine revealed that around 10% of queries required in-depth answers, which can’t easily be answered by a news article or short blog post. Some small studies have found that blog articles consisting of 2,000 words or more tend to rank much better in search. Translated?
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
    [Blog] Day 14: People of color impacting the social web – L. Danielle Baldwin #28DaysofDiversity
    Danielle Baldwin Twitter: @LDBaldwin Website/Blog: sociia.com Bio Every time someone calls L. One of the tools she uses to connect to young women is WordPress, a free and open source blogging platform that is more than meets the eye. challenge every woman out there interested in technology to find one girl and get her excited about learning how to blog or how to develop a website in CSS, HTML and PHP. As we all know, February is Black History Month. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph. Start with one, impact a few.
  • DEVELOP SOCIALLY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Blog] Welcome to The Facebook Studio
    What’s New: AKA the Facebook Studio Blog. “But for ad agencies that are good at what they do – it’s Christmas,” – Andrew Bosworth discussing how agencies can no longer sell a bad product with a clever campaign. Facebook director of engineering  Andrew Bosworth met with top ad executives last month to discuss how Facebook can become their platform of choice in brand advertising. The mood was casual with Andrew in jeans and a t-shirt but the topic was far from. They discussed the word-of-mouth power of Facebook and how ad agencies can benefit. You can like and share ads here.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [Blog] When #measurePR Became A Campfire
    Comment as Show More Post Categories Select Category Blogging for Grasshoppers Business Career Networking Communication Blogging Measurement MeasurePR Public Relations Social Media Twitter Writing Events Guest Posts Amrit Pal Bryce Keane Conway Wigg Erica Holt Herwin Icasiano Howie Goldfarb Mike Doman Narciso Tovar Shanan Sorochynski Steff Metal Interviews Marketing Media Personal Cooking Recipe of the Week Philanthropy PRSA 2009 Resources How To Weekly Roundup Speaking Training Women Grow Business Featured Guest Bloggers Extra, Extra! Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Blog] Did you miss these? (week of 9/20)
    Mobile Marketing: Over at the MENG Blend blog, I ask the question -- should your business be considering a mobile app.   Blogging 101: Mike Sansone, the man who taught me just about everything I know about blogging, has begun a series he calls 0-60.  It will guide you day by day to building a blog that is full of relevance, heart and potential. I get so much smarter just by reading what others have to share.  But I always worry that I missed something big. You too? Just in case you missed any of these.I "  Read it.and discover your answer.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
    [Blog] Kick Your Competitor’s Ass
    Whether its your phone operating system , selling music and tickets, ideas via blog content, a better answer to social crisis, or a marketing firm, competition exists. Yes, you did read the headline correctly. One of the most annoying flavors of kumbaya in social media circles remains the idea that we should all get along. These voices leave no room for public competition. Meanwhile most of the folks singing this tune don’t run businesses, and are bloggers and their fans. They are clueless about winning market share. Ignore them. You probably like some of your competitors.
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
    [Blog] Gerber Facebook Contest Goes Viral
    Original article about  Facebook contests posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title Gerber’s Great Contest. Running contests on social media is a risky proposition. It has to be just the right idea, and it has to be handled just the right way. Today, I want to take a look at one recent contest that has completely taken over marketing using Facebook. Which contest is it? If you’ve spent any time on Facebook this month, I bet you can already guess. That’s right, it’s the Gerber Generation Photo Search 2012. Do you think your child is the cutest?”
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Blog] Jeff Korhan Moves to WordPress
    Many of you know that I have been blogging on the TypePad platform for more than five years – on this blog and few I have since abandoned. While I will still recommend TypePad to small businesses who are new to blogging, it is time for this blogger to get on a faster horse if he is going to accomplish some higher objectives. Just like WordPress, Typepad makes this possible by enabling you to forever own your blog content by mapping it to a unique url that you own – regardless of which platform it is attached to. More Than a Move – A Sharper Focus.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
    [Blog] This Chart Explains the Reachpocalypse and Why Facebook is Laughing All the Way to the Bank
    Every week we document an amazing social media case study here on the blog, and another one in the Social Pros podcast in the “Holy Social!” delivered a presentation about this at the recent Social Media Marketing World conference, and I’ll be writing a blog post about it (possibly with an accompanying BlogShare ) that provides details and how-tos. 'Facebook is the largest voluntary, non-religious organization in the history of the world. They are not dumb. Fundamentally, Facebook cares about THEIR business, not about YOUR business. ” tool. ” segment.
  • JUGNOO  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Blog] Quantity vs. Quality in Social Media Management Tools
    Here are some key measures to be aware of: - Reach: Measuring your company’s blog subscribers, fans, followers and other statistics will help you estimate the size of your community and track changes which can be attributed to specific social media campaigns. Quantity vs. Quality in Social Media Management Tools originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Quantity vs. Quality in Social Media Management Tools appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. Have they considered or made a purchase?
  • SOCIALFISH  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Blog] Working and Facebooking: No Longer Impossible
    So in theory, you could be searching for paint swatches or a crock-pot recipe and be struck with your next brilliant blog idea. For example, here’s the pin that led to this blog: Naturally, there’s the NSFW concern. 'Early in my career I had to be quick on the draw when it came to social media. Having Facebook open was a waste of time. MySpace (which was still popular at the time) was a HUGE no-no. don’t know why one was worse than the other, but it was for some reason.  So when my supervisors walked by, I had to shrink that screen FAST. But why? If not, that’s ok.
  • DANNY WHATMOUGH  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
    [Blog] PR and Wikipedia – let’s push for a better relationship
    Cross-posted from the EML Wildfire blog. As part of my work with the PRCA’s Digital Steering Committee, I’m part of a consultation process that is trying to create a set of guidelines for the PR industry to help it better understand and interact with Wikipedia. PR people shouldn’t touch Wikipedia. This is a common viewpoint amongst Wikipedians. And, considering the negative press that has often surrounded PR dealings with the encyclopaedia, and the bad practices that are all far too common, it is easy to see why. If you don’t have a neutral point of view (e.g.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
    [Blog] Time for a Change
    Over the last four years especially, I felt as if I was at the tip of the spear when it came to things like social media policy (this blog and my Twitter account were the first transparent, employee-owned, external social media properties), Enterprise 2.0 While I'm at C-K, I'll continue to blog here about social media, PR, advertising, and branding as well as my experiences in the PR industry – I hope you'll continue to read and engage with me here. Consulting. For the government. This Wednesday, more than 3,000 days later, will be my last day at Booz Allen.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Blog] LunchTree Hits Bay Area for Random Geek Connections
    Profile on LunchTree Lunch History on LunchTree The founder, Jesse Spaulding, first hit our radar way back in early 2008 with his project BlogRize , a platform aimed to help blogs grow their communities. Geeks working on startups are notorious for not getting out much. Slaving in front of computer terminals at odd hours, the option of lunch often takes on a familiar routine - the same locations, the same people. even the meals themselves become things of habit. With projects taking precedence over casual connections, it's not unsurprising some startup addicts gain a feeling of isolation.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
    [Blog] Writer’s Block, Content Teams and Other Content Marketing News
    And do not to be afraid to start blogging as so many doors get opened at once! 'Content curation is a lot about being useful and serving as an inspiration to you all! Let’s find out what has been written this week by the marketing industry leaders in order to use this information for our business advantage in the nearest future. Transform Your Team into Epic Content Creators: 6 Steps. You might have heard a lot about the need to involve your employees in content creation but most likely you still feel puzzled. Stuck on content creation? Accelerate Demand Using Rich Media.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Blog] The Simplest Way to Write a Unique First Draft
    Do you have 45 minutes to work on your blog? If so, I can show you how to write the first draft of your next blog post. This blog post originated from five unrelated words on five separate lines, double-spaced, in a Microsoft Word document. Once you answer this question, write every sentence of your blog post for that person. Your headline doesn’t just grab a reader’s attention; it helps you summarize your blog post. Share details that support your blog post’s headline. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. First drafts are messy. State them.
  • ALEX BLOM  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
    [Blog] Free eBook: Social Media Workout
    The Contents are below: Workout 1: Back to Basics Workout 2: Get Facebook Fit Workout 3: Tone up with Twitter Workout 4: Exercise Control Of Email Workout 5: Lunging into LinkedIn Workout 6:  Make Movie Muscle Workout 7: Website Weightlifting Workout 8: Build a Better Blog It’s totally free so what do you have to lose? Tagged as: Blog , ebook , facebook , linkedin , social media , twitter , wordpress blog comments powered by Disqus GET UPDATES Did you know? How to Build & Sell Through a Community Part 2: Why? have a confession to make. Want a taste?
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
    [Blog] Visual Literacy Means Better Thinking
    'A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the world moving from text-based to visual communications, an underlying angst was touched upon. fear exists that visual literacy may mean more ignorance and the general dumbing down of society as a whole. First, let’s be clear. Visual literacy is not a new concept. It dates back to the sixties. The recent media trend towards communicating with video, pictures and graphics has inspired people to building methods of encouraging visual literacy. Yet the tension remains. Will we become a society of ignorant fools? This is the End.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [Blog] Saying Goodbye to $5,000/m (& a Tiny Personal Update)
    If you haven’t noticed from the amount of 4,000+ word articles I write, I want to keep the signal to noise ratio on this blog hugely in favour of signal. Members have created almost 2,000 posts in just a couple of weeks and there are some well known faces inside you will be familiar with from blogs much bigger than this one. So, please understand that I don’t really like doing these little announcements as there’s not much you can get from them. There’s also another reason, which you’ll discover if you keep reading. Social Media
  • THE RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Blog] History Tells The Story, What’s Yours?
    Whether in 140 characters, a 500 word blog post, a YouTube video, a picture or a combination of them all we are the story and the story is us. 'Whether in business, politics, non-profits, religion or academia the function of leadership is the same. Leadership has Leadership has been described as “a process of  ”organizing a group of people to meet a common goal. To achieve common goal people have to relate to the goal and believe it will make a difference in people’s lives. Some of the most effective leaders are those that have mastered the art of story telling. Yet only 7.6%
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
    [Blog] Register Today for a Free Podcast With Ana White
    Ana is the blogger behind the popular Ana White Homemaker blog and she has a great story to tell. Here’s a few highlights from her story: In just over 2 years Ana has grown her blog from nothing to one that gets around 3 million unique visitors a month. Her blog is now generating enough income to support her family and she does it all from her home in Alaska. Over 90% of the content on her blog is written by readers and Facebook Fans. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Her #1 source of traffic is Pinterest. Alaska – 7pm Tuesday 8th May.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Blog] In The Nick Of Real-Time
    Last week, Jay Baer of the Convince & Convert blog (he's also co-author with Amber Naslund of the business book, The Now Revolution , and one of the editorial partners of The Social Habit) let the world know about this one, fascinating, nugget: "Among respondents to The Social Habit who have ever attempted to contact a brand, product, or company through social media for customer support, 32% expect a response within 30 minutes. Are consumer expectations getting out of control? True story: our brand-new dryer broke down. It's not even one year old. It's not the first time. apple.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012
    [Blog] Forget Everything You Think You Know About SEO
    I’m sure you are aware there are a whole host of WordPress SEO plugins available for your blog. can be ignored when writing blog posts. The main learning here for bloggers is that instead of worrying about search engines when you write your next blog post, you should focus 100% on the user. Without a doubt, the single most important factor in gaining search engine ranking is building links to your blog. If there is one piece of action everybody who reads this post should take, it is without a doubt to create a link-building strategy for your blog.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Blog] The Pillars of Online Marketing Success in 2014 & Beyond
    At least having a mobile responsive website / blog is mandatory and every piece of content created for engaging users should be optimized for mobile. 'As online marketing budgets continue to rise this year and with prospects to increase for the future, there’s good sign that more businesses are taking the potential and necessity of the web seriously. It also means a few others things; your number of competitors are increasing daily; tactics that once produced high conversion rates are now diluted and less effective and you will need to invest more in making your mark and selling online.
  • DIVA MARKETING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
    [Blog] Interview with Cory Edwards: Creating Social Business Structures
    'One of the benefits of a biz blog is sometimes ''fair trade'' agreements. Recently Adobe reached out and asked if I would be part of a 4-member Insider group, along with  Travis Wright , Elizabeth Osmeloski , Michele Kiss , that would help socialize their digital marketing conference next week. Adobe Summit. Sounded like good learnings to share. With over 5000 attendees sounded like a biz carnival! Sounded Sounded like fun. Adobe also offered introductions to speakers and attendees who are doing innovative work in digital/social. More good learnings for us. Yes" to the opportunity.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Blog] 7 Tricks for Successful Social Media Branding
    At the very top of the site, you’ll notice that these guys even have a blog. Written from the perspective of the logo character’s wife, the Mrs. Rooter Blog is compiled of several entries with tips to help customers keep their plumbing systems running smoothly. 'An essential part of branding a business is developing and maintaining an online presence. Your business probably already has several social media pages up and running. But are they leveraged to brand your business the way you want them to? Find Your Followers. Photo by Geralt. Learn to Keep it Consistent.
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Blog] David Ferrucci on Building the World’s Smartest Computer
    Live blogging Dr. David Ferrucci’s address to the IBM Watson University Symposium at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management. Example: In the category of Lincoln Blogs: “Treausre secy Chase just submitted this for the third time. Ferrucci was director of the IBM Watson project. Ferrucci tells a story about his daughter’s quote: “Interesting things are boring.” Because that was her frame of reference. Interesting things involve a lot of complexity that makes them boring (to people who aren’t explicitly interested in them). The Next Big Thing.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
    [Blog] The 3 “Ly”s of Social Media
    When you consider the amount of time we spend tweeting, updating status, checking in, watching YouTube videos, reading blogs, reviewing on Yelp and all the rest, the natural question (and one that will asked by interplanetary visitors, ultimately) becomes “Don’t we have anything better to do?&# Tweet Sure, the gadgets and gizmos and the apps and androids of social media make it more convenient for us to interact with one another, and with brands. But it’s not really about the bits and bytes and data and Dick Costolo, is it? That’s the most important “ly&#.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [Blog] Social Media is the Servant of Strategy, Not the Master
    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 Social Media is the Servant of Strategy, Not the Master July 14th, 2010 |Written By: Mike Cassidy | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Mike Cassidy , a non-profit Senior Executive Director specializing in membership development, engagement and retention. Why ignore it? Thanks, Mike!
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Blog] Advice for the Beginners
    Worse, they create one thing, one blog or video or SEO campaign , and it doesn’t live up to their own expectations so they scrap it and call it quits. And in poster form: Original post can be found on Wikimotive’s blog. 'Here at Wikimotive, we have a backlog of content that goes back years. We have multiple ebooks and podcasts and infographics, and we have material published all over the web. We get emails all the time from people, intelligent people, who want to get into the game but don’t know where to start. But there is this gap. We all go through this.
  • TREY PENNINGTON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
    [Blog] How to use what you've got to get more of what you want
    Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ How to use what you’ve got to get more of what you want: The Chris White found materials tree house by trey on September 6, 2010 Consumers rush to experience the remarkable and memorable. Marketers clamor to give them what they’re looking for. Sometimes, it’s not as difficult as it might sound. One of the foundational principles in Spitball Marketing is “use what you’ve got to get more of what you want.&# No trips to Home Depot or Lowes.
  • PAMORAMA  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
    [Blog] Pepsi Sidelines Super Bowl Ads, Opts for Social Media Push
    In the highly sought after 18-34 demographic, 85% use some sort of social media (social networking, blogging, or texting). If they decide to check out the blog, that makes four interactions. link] Vikings Blog | Minnesota Vikings NFL Announcer [.] For someone like Pepsi this may not matter but a lesser known company could benefit.-= ´s last blog. For someone like Pepsi this may not matter but a lesser known company could benefit.-= ´s last blog. Do you enjoy NFL football? If so, we’ll both be watching the Super Bowl on February 7th.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2012
    [Blog] Life Delivers Turbulence: Adjust or Start Over?
    We met some great people during our stay, and many stories and lessons sure to appear on this blog in the short future. On the first day of 2012, my wife and I were excited to begin our first full calendar year together. Focus. Excitement. We had big plans for the new year. On the second day of 2012, life threw us a curve ball. Angela’s dad had a “heart episode” and was taken to the hospital. Only two hours away (a commute for many, but in the country that’s a trip), we quickly grabbed a few things and headed home to help. We remained for 11 days. Big thanks!
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Blog] Google Moves and Web Journal, June 1-7th, 2011
    It’s one of the acquisition’s I did not expect Google to make but it makes sense as Postrank developed a way to cut through noise and rank blogs. I noted it last week but didn’t have a chance to post it – Google bought PostRank Analytics – the price of the deal wasn’t revealed. Also heard that Google’s software infrastructure is obsolete – ha! Well, at least, I signed up for piloting Google WebMaster Tools with Google Analytics pilot that is now underway. I guess it’s all in the timing – in life and in social media. web journa
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [Blog] 6 Sweet Tips to Help You Track Social Media Trends
    Read leading blogs about social media. HubSpot’s marketing team regularly blogs about social media trends such as the rise of mobile marketing , and provides additional resources in regularly published ebooks. Kallas writes, “Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. You can also sign up for an industry-leading Twitter blog like TwitTip via email. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. This guest post is by Lior Levin. Here are six simple ways to stay on top of social media.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
    [Blog] Do you take yourself seriously?
    My thanks to blog reader Amy Roppe for sharing these with me! At McLellan Marketing Group , we live by our core beliefs. One of them is: We take our work seriously. Ourselves… not so much. Let’s be honest here. None of us save lives every day. Okay, if you actually do… you have my permission to skip this post) Sometimes, I think we need to just get over how important our work is and lighten up. In front of our clients. Let them see we have a sense of humor about ourselves. Because they’ll actually enjoy working with you more. No doubt their work is serious.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Blog] The Power of a Question
    The Power of a Question is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. When I was 30, I lived in a largely rent-controlled building in New York City with my (then) girlfriend, who was also my age. There were nine other residents on our floor: a young couple in their 20’s, and seven single elderly widows/widowers in their 70’s and 80’s. The average age of our floor was 58. No one was 58. Trees were being slaughtered because someone asked “What’s the average age of that building?”. For most of us, it’s the same one: “Why?”.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Blog] Why Stronger Visuals Help You Sell More Stuff
    Why Stronger Visuals Help You Sell More Stuff is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Dial Corporation this week announced a new campaign that integrates its long-standing Facebook Page with its new-ish Pinterest page , giving its Facebook community a challenge to create cause-related boards on Pinterest. The top organizations featured on those user-generated boards will compete to win a $5,000 prize. Dial is looking to capitalize on what is becoming a known fact – strong visuals help sell product and the stories around them. Inform.
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Blog] Is social media hurting our relationships?
    Read more Social Media News on the Soshable Blog. As social networks like Facebook and Twitter have become a natural part of our daily routine, it often filters into our offline lives and conversations, therefore it must have just as much of a negative effect as it does a positive one…right? Some examples that are prominent are not adding someone as a friend on Facebook, who knew this would become such a difficult dilemma? There are some family members and friends, then and now that we simply do not want knowing details of our lives, let’s not even mention co-workers….
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