ADAM SHERK | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009
[Blog] Google Living Stories – Just Snazzy Topic Pages or is Google on to.
Shining a Spotlight on Video News Webmaster Tools: Updates to Search queries, Parameter handling and Messages Twitter data lets NPR glimpse a future of app-loving news junkies Shared Items Disclaimer The opinions expressed on this blog are Adam Sherks own and do not necessarily reflect the views of his company or its clients. Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Google Living Stories – Just Snazzy Topic Pages or is Google onto Something? Living Story takes it one level deeper by applying the concept to a specific story about that topic.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
[Blog] China Social Media: 6 Critical Sites
China blocked Twitter and other micro-blog technology (Fanfou.com) in 2009 when riots started in the Western region of Xinjiang. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google and others are blocked in China. Roughly 30% of China (1.3 billion) is online vs. roughly 75% in the U.S. This equals 390 million Chinese online, more than the entire U.S. population (310 million). Important Chinese Sites: Weibo: The Twitter of China. Weibo remains and is growing. Interestingly enough, 140 characters maximum isn’t as limiting in Chinese as it is in English. Youku and Tudou: Think YouTube/Hulu marriage.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
[Blog] Bringing Open Community To Public Relations
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. online.
JACOB MORGAN | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
[Blog] Subscribe to This Facebook List of Enterprise Collaboration Vendors For News and Insights
Robert stopped blogging a few months ago and even though his blog always did well, he shifted his attention over to Facebook which has inspired me to do the same. This blog is great for longer articles but for my points of view on various things happening in the industry, insights, news, and other more digestible pieces of content, I’m going to be focusing on Facebook. A few weeks ago I spoke at a conference in Arizona with Robert Scoble. I also spent some time with Robert over the course of the few days we were there together.
DIVA MARKETING BLOG | FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
[Blog] Social Media Kindness: The New "Little Black Dress"
Experiences I would never had if it were not for Diva Marketing, blogging and of course social media. This week I had the amazing opportunities to particiapte in two "taking online offline" experiences. Friendships I would not have made if I had not take a risk. I joined BBF Lynn Epstein as part of Everywhere's , a social media marketing firm, ongoing Wise Women series where women share their stories with the Everywhere staff. The other was at digital agency Engauge where I was part of a blogger influencer discussion with about 10 other women. . Skip over and take a look. be kind.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
[Blog] Why Facebook Timeline Ads Suck
In his free time, he does … well … social media … and publishes the blog Extremely Average. Guest post by Brian Meeks. was going to write a post on Pinterest, which has piqued my interest. Yes, the rhyme was intentional… and brilliant. Well maybe not brilliant, per se, but better than being attacked by an ill tempered gorilla. like to set the bar low, sometimes burying it. digress… This is NOT a Pinterest post, mostly because I’m preoccupied with my Timeline on Facebook, and not in a good lion cub hugging sort of way. see ads “not by facebook.” will not!
WISDOM LONDON | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
[Blog] Oh Boy! Our October Series is Here!
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Blog at WordPress.com. Wisdom London Creative Communications is our world… « Growing The Social Mindset: Social Evangelism At Work Brand series: What is a brand? » Oh Boy! Our October Series is Here! Oh boy, are we bursting at the seams with excitement! It’s October and what a glorious month it’s going to be! You may have heard the rumours. We’ve got a very special series for you this month! And we’ve brought in legends – practically demi-gods – in their field to help us out. What makes a mega-brand?
SOSHABLE | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
[Blog] The Social Media Spellbook: Become A Social Media Marketing Wizard
Are you falling flat on Facebook, tanking on Twitter, and blogging for an audience of one? From blog posts to infographics, we give you step-by-step instructions on how to create content that will get you the social media following you need to be successful. Are you interested in revving up your social media presence ? Check out the new comprehensive guide to becoming the king of your social media kingdom. With Wikimotive Social Media Spellbook For Marketing Wizards, you’ll be making the magic happen in no time. In this section we cover how to analyze the competition.
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
[Blog] Write for Soshable (because it’s about the people)
We’ll still be hounding social media freshness like no other, but we want this blog to focus particularly on the people of social media. We will still be posting tips, analysis, infographics, and commentary, but there are plenty of blogs out there who hang on every move that Facebook or Twitter make. Things are changing at Soshable. For nearly 4 years, we’ve tried to bring the latest news, deep analysis, tips, and features about what’s happening in the world of social media. Today, we’re heading in a different direction. We’re talking about you.
ENGAGE | MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
[Blog] How Social Media Favors the Underdog
It started with Wendy’s Sunday blog post, after the discovery of Topshop’s eerily similar rings. Not You’ve seen this before: a prominent clothing store knocks off an independent designer’s creation, and the community around that designer cries foul. That’s precisely what happened with jewelry designer Wendy Brandes, who found her popular “Swear Rings” the target of a cheap knock-off. This one hit a little closer to home since I’ve become acquainted with the designer; so it was really quite an experience to see the power of social media take control of the situation. Or compensate you.
WRITTENT BLOG | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
[Blog] Inbound Marketing vs. Content Marketing – What’s the Difference?
typical inbound marketing strategy may include content creation and distribution, via blogging, social media and email marketing, in order to generate, nurture, and close leads. We feel the infographic below does a pretty good job of putting the idea into pictures: Image credit : blogging. Blogs, eBooks, and whitepapers to improve your SEO, and engagement on your social media channels. Will you publish it to the web, in guest blogs, email newsletters , or social media? Caution. You’ve just unwittingly stepped into one of the fiercest marketing debates today.
SOCIALNOMICS | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
[Blog] 7 Surefire Social Media Strategies for Your Business
For example, start a company blog that will have something more to offer than generic news about your business, and publish links to them in appropriate social media. 'Over the past decade social media have irrevocably changed the way we live and perceive life – today an average person will hardly do anything without tweeting about it on Twitter, sharing the experience via Facebook or posting a selfie on Instagram. And as a business owner, you should make use of it – what once was just a pastime turned into a powerful marketing instrument you cannot afford to ignore. How To Social Medi
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
[Blog] Cutting Through Content Clutter with One Social Thing
Besieged by blog posts, articles, and columns about social media and content marketing? Last week, I wrote about our new blog and editorial calendar, coming soon to this very space. have a solution. Today, news of our brand-new email service… One Social Thing. www.OneSocialThing.com ). One Social Thing takes content curation to its logical conclusion. The Convince & Convert team (with help from you, read on!) figures out the single most important and interesting content about social media and content marketing, and sends it to you at the end of every day.
LAUREL PAPWORTH | MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
[Blog] Huge list: You know you are addicted to Twitter if
You no longer leave blog comments longer than 140 characters! Given the current State of the Twitosphere (down, and out, under maintenance – check here for Status ) I thought a You know you are addicted to Twitter if post was in order. Perused and collated from around the web: You went to a Tweet Up but had nothing to say to the people you met. And then immediately tweeted them about it. You miss ‘Fail Whale’ days. In an emergency, you tweet to @911. Hash Browns’ is your favourite new in joke. You were served court papers on Twitter because you no longer user Face Book. Twitip ).
ARI HERZOG | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2014
[Blog] No Thanks, @BostonGlobe
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. 'I want to read your online stories because I choose what to read and don’t care to subscribe to your ginormous printed version. But because I’m selective in what I read, your payment system is silly to me. Here’s a popup I just received when trying to read an article: But it’s not going to cost me 99 cents. Reviewing your pricing policy , you want me to pay 99 cents for four weeks — but then the trial ends and I’d have to pay $3.99 a week. Give me a micro-payment button and I’m all yours. Media
ARI HERZOG | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. '#Ferguson is America's selfie. — Chris Williams (@iamchriswms) August 20, 2014 I saw this tweet last night as the world reacted to the events in Ferguson. saw this tweet reflected in today’s newspaper front pages. From the Boston Herald to the New York Post to the Calgary Sun and every other U.S. and Canadian paper in between, let alone a few foreign papers who are located west of Missouri — we are seeing our reflection. Do you remember the days and weeks after 9/11 when people bought flags and patriotism ran amok?
ARI HERZOG | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
[Blog] Why Facebook and I Broke Up
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. 'I don’t blame Facebook. It’s not her fault for providing an outlet for people to share baby photos, cat photos, religious and political links, and updates about everything under the sun. But because all that stuff is being shared in a 24/7 news cycle that never sleeps, and further because I have no rules to accept someone’s friendship, it became too much. told Facebook to stop coddling me last weekend when I posted a picture from the folks at Facebook Sabbatical that I was taking a few days off. Thanks for reading.
SOCIALFISH | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
[Blog] When the Prince Becomes a Frog: Protect your Social Media Sites
Maintain in a safe, secure place the current administrator’s login and passwords for each social media outpost and any internal sites (web site, blog sites). The recent passing of two stalwarts in the social media community brought to light the issue of who holds the keys to your social media kingdom. Often your social media manager or “person” is the only one knowing the log-in names and passwords for your various social media sites. What happens when they are gone? Here’s a true story of an association that allowed one person hold all the keys and how it went very bad quickly.
SOCIALFISH | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
[Blog] What’s Next for Social Media and Events?
Thank you Ehren for contributing to the SocialFish blog! This is a guest post by Ehren Foss, who co-founded HelpAttack! and loves working in #nptech. If you’ve attended a conference in the past few years, you know that social media is an indispensable part of the conference experience. In much the same way, television shows, news topics, and other happenings also unfold simultaneously online. Woe to the networked nonprofit or association who only thinks of events in terms of their end of year fundraising gala or annual conference! Expertly use hashtags on Twitter and elsewhere.
WRITTENT BLOG | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
[Blog] Small Business Lessons from B2B Brands with Amazing Content Strategy
To inspire you to a more original small business strategy that’s built to weather an era where literally every company blogs, Tweets, and pens eBooks, we’ve taken inspiration from some of the hardest-working companies on the block: B2B companiess with brilliant content. From daily high-quality blog articles , visually-stimulating social media content, and marketing-themed covers of popular music, few companies can compete with the quality or quantity of content produced by HubSpot’s team. Don’t Be Like Your Competition. Image Credit: Climation/Kuno Creative. Dominate Your Niche.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013
[Blog] Use Content To Convert The Invisible Sale
Instead, I spend my time creating great content in the form of blog posts, white papers and helpful marketing and sales tips and techniques. To win that invisible sale, you need to create additional opportunities for prospects to see your content more often and in more places than just your blog. This is usually the point where they do things like subscribe to your blog) As they do, a portion of the audience will find a common ground with your beliefs. 'Prospecting for new business is a painful duty relished by very few business owners. Exact same result. Let’s be clear.
WEB METRICS GURU | SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
[Blog] Updates and Thoughts – March 1st – 4th, 2012 – Web Journal
won’t be formally speaking at STRUCTURE : DATA, but I will be informally speaking to a lot of people – and of course, covering it for this blog and AllAnalytics.com. Started reading Machine Learning for Hackers and quite enjoying it – have to decide how much time to put into recreating the examples in the code, but it’s likely I’ll give this book a pretty good review one I’m done. In the next book (thinking about it right now) it will be important to have in depth conversations with those who deal with Data. Cheers!
WEB METRICS GURU | TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011
[Blog] Web Journal July 14th – 18th, 2011
And Hubspot released findings that said the more you blog, the more traffic there will be (but I’m not sure that’s what we really want, is it?). Someone wrote a post on the correct grammar for Social Media , such as when or if to use “ReTweet or “retweet. See some stats from Hubspot below: Key takeaway : While it may not be realistic for your business to post high-quality content on a daily basis, post as frequently as feasible. You’ll outpace the competition and see improved results. According to Gizmodo. web journal
WEB METRICS GURU | TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
[Blog] Google Analytics Hacks – Web Analytics Rock Stars Post
The complete instructions are at Google Analytics: script to track outbound links and downloads on Stephane Hamel’s blog in a post titled: Google Analytics: script to track outbound links and downloads::immeria::web analytics blog::Stephane Hamel. have several goals set up on my blog and one of my favorite reports is Reverse Goal Path – one of my goals is on based on those who read my ebooks and another on those who view my CV. Hack 1: – Install Google Analytics Tracking Script. Hack 2: Build Advanced Segments so you can use them across site profiles.
BILL HARTZER | TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
[Blog] How Google Brought SEO Back to the United States
Before the Google Penguin algorithm existed, and before article writing & guest blog posting was penalized, many website owners outsourced their SEO. But when Google Penguin came along, penalizing low quality links from directories and article sites (just to name a few), and now when recently Google has penalized guest blog posts, the cheap outsourced SEO that you did is now something that got your site penalized. 'During my participation at the Pubcon SFIMA Conference in Fort Lauderdale last week, William Leake mentioned something that I have not realized before. What?!?
BILL HARTZER | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
[Blog] How To Market Successfully On Social Media Platforms For Absolutely Free
Creating ‘word of mouth’ promotion through your content is a well and truly priceless marketing attribute, yet it can be exceptionally prosperous for any brand, business or blog. By Andy Havard. Andy Havard is a Marketing Executive at Skeleton Productions, a UK based Internet video production company. Marketers, bloggers, brands and businesses worldwide are always looking for engaging new ways to connect with their audiences, and social media platforms seem to be the latest way of doing so. Facebook. Facebook is certainly becoming the talk of the town of late. LinkedIn. Twitter. Google+.
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING | WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
[Blog] [VIDEO] Ride the Möbius Strip to #SocialBusiness Success @SocialEmployee #SocBiz #SocialSelling
Solis’s observations come during a blog post and video interview with Porter Gale, former VP of marketing at Virgin America (@ VirginAmerica ). 'A few days ago, we unveiled our most recent video in support of our Amazon best-selling book, The Social Employee. As our roster of video content continues to expand, we find ourselves circling back on our earlier videos as a way of revisiting the concepts presented in them and exploring some real-world examples. Today, we look at our video, “ What is a Möbius Strip ?” How does this work? Watch the video to find out. Community Comes First.
ENGAGE | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
[Blog] 6 Ways to Interview Like a Champ
If you create content for a living—whether you’re writing short blog posts, interviewing for video or crafting longform narratives—you have to know how to talk to people. 'Without people willing to share their stories, there would be no storytelling. Compelling stories start with open, honest interviews. More important, you have to know how to get them to talk to you. m not claiming to be Jon Stewart or Charlie Rose, but I’ve interviewed enough people over the years that I’ve lost count. Here are a few tricks I’ve learned along the way. Introduce yourself. Talk small. Do your homework.
ENGAGE | THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
[Blog] Google Wants to Know Who Wrote Your Post: Here’s Why (and How) You Should Tell Them
It encourages guest blog posts since an author can gain credibility no matter where they write and good websites can build authority from the ground up and by seeking out credible content creators. “T here are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing — to find honest men to publish it — and to get sensible men to read it.” ” – Charles Caleb Cotton A little old school, I know, but you get the idea. If you write content on the web , you want to make sure it gets found. Next came the launch of their own social network, Google+.
ENGAGE | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
[Blog] Serving Up Social Media (When You’ve Already Got a Full Plate)
Not-So-Tasty Tweets I wanted to know what the panel does when they have angry customers or diners tweeting at them, or blogging negative reviews. L ucky me! Last week I was invited to host a Social Media Club of D.C. event and let my true nerd flag fly. My task? Moderate a panel discussion that combined two of my favorite things: food and social media. In the hot seats were three very tech-savvy people from D.C.’s We were there to chat about social media in the dining biz. Or rather, how the heck do you cook and tweet at the same time!? His response is simple: What have you done today?
ENGAGE | THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012
[Blog] Should I Have Crowdsourced This Post Instead?
image: proteinbiochemist ] If you liked this, try: Give Me One Reason to Share It and I’ll Spread Your Post Around How to Avoid Trolls, Landmines, and Time-Sucks in Social Media Why It’s OK For You to Hate This Blog Post. A few months ago an interesting article made its way across the web. The story was a remarkable crowdsourcing success story involving a team of international gamers and their ability to solve a molecular structure that had baffled industry experts for years. team of 15, called the “Contenders” solved the riddle in 10 days. Impressive, right?
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011
[Blog] Precious Life and Losing Yourself
No one will remember you for your blog rank or your follower count. Life is so precious. Having a child who smiles and laughs at the simplest of new things awakens such a deep profound joy in your heart. It makes you realize how important life and love is. fire burns inside of you to protect those you care about, and to make sure they live as joyfully as possible. Earlier today, we lost a good man, Trey Pennington. The level of shock and mourning online is unprecedented in this community, and there is good reason for that. It seemed very much in character. Caitlin was 39 and I was 38.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
[Blog] What ARE Influencers Good For?
The post-influence bubble decrease in traffic occurred because many found Quora’s product to be less interesting than advertised (and somewhat misrepresented as a blogging service ). There exists a hype bubble about the role of “influencers in an online marketing program. Influencer attention can’t sustain a community over the long term, and using them often fails to produce strength of online community and actual business measurements. It’s important to understand what influencers achieve in the larger social context. Far from it. The ship labors off the coast.
THE BLAKERY | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
[Blog] The Media Simulates A “Not Enough” Experience For Women
As I mentioned at the beginning of this blog we simulate our reality here on earth, but who is directing this simulation? Our experience here on planet earth is simulated by the environment in which we live. We experience that environment as a set of cultural norms–slowly conditioning us to live in civil society throughout our childhood and into adulthood. few months ago I listened to an NPR story on Fresh Air about an Afghanistan vet named Sam Brown who returned from war severe burns all over his body. It was a virtual world called “SnowWorld.” It’s profitable.
SOCIAL WAYNE | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
[Blog] What you really need to know from the how black people use Twitter article on the Slate.com
Lynne d Johnson @lynneluvah tweeted last night: I’m sort of over reading blogs that talk about the slate article about #blacktag , and am reminded of what it meant to be #bwb black in 2001. Today while looking at Techmeme I saw the post titled “ How Black People Use Twitter an article/research from the Slate.com written by Farhad Manjoo @fmanjoo. few things bothered me when I first saw the headline. One is what in the world is Techmeme’s link policy? know it’s part algorithm, part human and part buddy system. Does a Race have a brand? One more thing!
WEB METRICS GURU | SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011
[Blog] TRENDRR.TV Initial Review and Thoughts
Take the case study of the Weather Channel – while it’s not particularly detailed (giving you just the main points) there is more wealth of information if you use triangulation and read the TRENDRR blog, here. from the blog post: The Classifier. In this stormy weekend, as Hurricane Irene heads up the eastern seaboard, I’m sitting in an internet cafe, at 100% humidity , with TRENDRR.TV before me. So, it might be correct to say that I have been present at most of the transformations of TRENDRR, since it’s beginnings, in one form or another. TRENDRR.TV
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
[Blog] Pinterest Better than Google+?
Original post about Pinterest can be found on Wikimotive’s blog titled, “ Pinterest New Social Leader? Everyone acknowledges that Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media sites, but just how relevant it is still seems to be up in the air. According to recent studies, Pinterest was behind Marketing with Twitter and Facebook as well as Google+, but a new survey is offering a different opinion on the matter. The Survey in question is the “Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project Post Election Survey.” ” by Zach Billings.
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
[Blog] Life After Keywords (Not Provided): What’s Next For Bloggers?
When you use Google Analytics to track your blog’s traffic, you may see (not provided) on your list of keyword searches. The marketing blog at iAcquire recommends implementing a “content system” to create content that is both high-quality and consistent to get the jump start on life after (not provided). Follow it and use it to keep up with consistent social media and blog posts. When you’re constructing blog posts and social media, keep the themes consistent. Will the new Google strategy help or hinder your blogging? Louis. Louis.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014
[Blog] Announcing a New Podcast for Content Marketers
You’ll also be able to read episode summaries and listen to the show on Convince & Convert , the Oracle Marketing Cloud blog , and the Sysomos blog. . 'More than any other content format podcasting is poised to explode , because it’s the one type of content you can consume while also doing something else. That’s That’s why we built MarketingPodcasts.com (the only search engine for marketing podcasts), and also why we at Convince & Convert are positively THRILLED to launch our third podcast… Content Pros. What Is the Content Pros Podcast?
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2011
[Blog] Are You Getting Bad Real Estate SEO Advice?
I’d rather see you start a blog or list your website in local directories. like what Matt McGee had to say about NARs blog comment advice: Commenting on blogs can help with exposure, but it’s not a “campaign” and isn’t likely to make a search engine think your site is trustworthy, either. lot of real estate agents dropping links on each other’s blogs only adds to the perception that the entire industry is one big spam-fest. If they’re not local blogs, those blog comments are real low value for you. About Us What’s a Maverick? Not great.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013
[Blog] How Much Content Do You Need? Here’s a Formula
It’s not always sufficient just to create a detailed blog and be done with it. 'Image from Bigstock.com. was in St. Louis the other day, talking Youtility at an event put together by my friends at Standing Partnership, a killer reputation management firm. It was on the official book launch day , so that was a milestone to remember. Also memorable was a great question from the audience. One of the three ways to create Youtility – marketing so useful, people would pay for it – is to answer every customer question. The Formula For Content Marketing Success.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
[Blog] Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Video Content?
Visit them and they’re a mix of company hosted blog/website content and guest posts on reputable marketing sites. Results could inspire future blog posts, flowcharts, eBooks, infographics, and more. 'The popularity and variety of video platforms provides a prime opportunity to reach a large number of people and leave a lasting impression. But, what’s the secret sauce or winning formula for successful video content? There’s no shortage of content, opinions and tips on this subject. That’s enough to make any marketer go arghhhhhh ! Start your journey! Social Image of the Week
MINDJUMPERS | WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
[Blog] Blowing Bottles With Viral Potential
Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Meet The Founder of The Bees Awards Version 2 of Viral Success » Blowing Bottles With Viral Potential Posted by Sebastian Overgaard Jul 7th, 2010 Tweet Today I heard some strange sounds. And this is actually the reason for this impulsive blog post. They came from the shopping street in front of Mindjumpers office. When looking out of the window I instantly fell in love and jumped down the stairs with my camera. couldn’t help smiling. These guys were great. promise you that the ideas are there.
ARI HERZOG | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
[Blog] If You Could Turn Back Time
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. '“There are no regrets in life,” said Jennifer Aniston. “Just lessons.” ” I believe we are put on Earth for a reason and our lives are dictated to discover that reason. Everything we do is destined. believe there is free will and we choose how and when to act; but I also believe we are meant to make those choices. We learn through our experiences. Looking back at my life there are many things I wish I did differently. But these are not regrets. These are just missed opportunities. Lessons. Cher and R.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011
[Blog] Did Arianna Huffington Fire Michael Arrington Over Ethics?
Arrington will be welcome to contribute to unpaid blogs to the company as long as he stays within AOL blogging guidelines. Image by Joi. Guest post by Richard Laermer. CrunchFund is backed by AOL and several VC firms. TechCrunch is quoted as saying that Arrington will continue to write for TechCrunch, but will have no editorial oversight. When the news broke Arrington tweeted “slow news day.”. Business Insider story quotes Arianna Huffington, the President and Editor-in-Chief of AOL Huffington Post Media Group said , “Mr. Huffington said that “Mr. Huffington ousted Arrington.
PROBLOGGER | SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2011
[Blog] 3 Ways to Use Twitter Favorites
This guest post is by Ryan Barton of The Smart Marketing Blog. In his case, it was watching reading his blog. But I’ve also had followers favorite some marketing advice they thought was valuable, or a link to one of my latest blog posts they wanted to reread at a later time. Ryan Barton is the author of the “Smart Marketing” eBook and he writes at The Smart Marketing Blog for Small Business Success ; you can follow him on Twitter , where he shares entirely too much information. Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips. Others favorite a tweet they find funny.
SOSHABLE | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2011
[Blog] At Digg, There is Hope (and rightfully so)
Digg has gotten much better at communicating their changes on the blog. Learn more about Digg on this social media blog. Did you notice? There seems to be a paradigm shift going on over at Digg that hearkens to the cries of users and publishers alike longing for the glory of old. It would appear that for the first time in over a year, Digg senior management is not only listening to the users, they’re acting upon what they’re hearing. Things have changed. For the first time in over 7 months, I’m strongly encouraged about Digg’s future. Not yet. Changes.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
[Blog] Some Google Changes and Google Plus Tips
See below: I have debated whether or not to link the blog posts that I share on Twitter via Google Plus. I have read a few “How to use Google Plus for Business” posts and presentations. They all focus on search results and the power of Google. This is true. While I do not have a Facebook Page, my Google Plus result comes up third in search: I did a test for Chobani and Pepsi. didn’t get the same results, but Facebook did not rank high for either. Chobani was not on the first page, and Pepsi’s Twitter link actually trumped Facebook. Next of note is Google Places.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
[Blog] Public Relations and the Rebirth of Storytelling
She also tweets, blogs, drinks wine and makes up wacky acronyms JFTHOI. Guest post by Davina Brewer. As a PR pro, one of the things I’ve liked best about this social media movement is the rebirth or revival of storytelling. Banishment of the Business Barf. Down with buzzwords , no more word vomit. UnSucking of the corporate babble. Back to basics , we’re trying to tell real, human stories again. It’s not all about you. It’s about your customers or vendors, your clients and employees too; their stories and how your product or service helps them. Is it? Where.
WRITTENT BLOG | THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
[Blog] 45 Free or Super Cheap Tools for Creating Amazing Visual Content
To help you boost your business blogging strategy without an enormous investment in software and apps, we’ve created a comprehensive list of the best free and low-cost tools on the web. ' A content marketing strategy without visual elements is like chocolate chip cookies without any chocolate. It’s still good, but it lacks the mass appeal. Researchers believe that around 65% of the population are visual learners, who are able to best process information that’s relayed in images, infographics and video. Infographics and Word Clouds. Image credit: Marketing My Journey. Easely.ly. Easel.ly
SOSHABLE | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
[Blog] Twitter and Bing Stay in Bed Together
The post Twitter and Bing Stay in Bed Together appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. 'It’s not that we expected any different. It’s just good to know that it’s still alive and well. The two second choices in their respective niches have continued their firehose relationship to help Bing keep an advantage over Google and to give Twitter the added exposure and additional search filtering. It has been a symbiotic relationship for four years despite Bing’s relationship with Twitter. Read More: Search Engine Land.
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
[Blog] How @RonRicciCisco is Championing the @SocialEmployee Revolution at #Cisco – And Why He Thinks It’s Inevitable #SocBiz
Ricci recently posted an article to Cisco’s blog titled “ Why the Social Employee is Inevitable.” 'During our initial research for The Social Employee , we knew that one of the companies we wanted to focus on was the tech giant Cisco (@ Cisco ). We had learned that the business had recently undergone a dramatic internal transformation in both organizational structure and its decision-making process, but details on what exactly that looked like remained scarce. Naturally, we were dying to find out more. The details they shared regarding Cisco’s transformation were really quite incredible.
PROBLOGGER | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
[Blog] Setting the Hook: Fishing for New Readers with Social Media Lures
Bear with me as I show you part of why I like the idea of blogging as being similar to fishing. Digg: 4 Ways I Compose Posts to Drive Millions of Pageviews to Blogs Through Digg. LinkedIn: Top 10 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog Using LinkedIn. Twitter: Top Ten Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Small Business Blog Using Twitter. For bloggers, the hub of our content tends to be our blogs and websites. Darren illustrates this well in his post Home Bases and Outposts – How I use Social Media in My Blogging. Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips.
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
[Blog] 5 Crucial Link Building Strategies After Google Panda 4.1
ve always been a strong believer that the success of your website and/or blog has to do with providing “high” quality resources to your readers and using authentic link building techniques. From my experience, there have been five crucial link building techniques that have stood the test of time and continue to provide high quality traffic to my blog WITHOUT being penalized by Google algorithm updates. Guest posting opportunities is a great way to get your experienced noticed and you’re rewarded with a link back to your personal blog. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
JACOB MORGAN | FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
[Blog] My Thoughts on the Social CRM (SCRM) Panel at Social Media Club
Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER My Thoughts on the Social CRM (SCRM) Panel at Social Media Club View Comments May 21st, 2010 I recently had the pleasure of attending the Social Media Club (San Francisco and Silicon Valley chapter) panel session around Social CRM which was moderated by Jeremiah Owyang and included Salesforce, Get Satisfaction, Mint, and Lithium Technologies. If you enjoy traveling be sure to check out Jacobs travel blog. It became very clear to me that the Social CRM space is still ripe with confusion.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
[Blog] How NOT to Network on Twitter: 5 Common Pitfalls and how to Avoid Them
We’re exaggerating a little bit here, but twitter, much like blogging, can be a trap for some where they get really excited at first and tweet like crazy and then the excitement wears off and their tweets dwindle to once every couple of days, maybe once a week, and sometimes…months go by with no tweeting at all. There are countless articles circulating the Web about how to network on Twitter, how to get more Twitter followers, how to tweet, when to tweet, what to tweet, who to follow, what URL shorteners to use, Twitter SEO, and so on. Overzealous following. Tweeting TMI.
JANET FOUTS | TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
[Blog] Would you give up your passwords for a job?
Maybe it’s a mention of a great weekend away on a blog, photos on Facebook, Twitter or Flickr, a video on youtube of you being silly. A recent AP Newswire story tells the tale of one Justin Bassett who was asked by a hiring manager for his user name on Facebook. When she opened the site and saw that his profile was private, she asked him for his password. Bassett refused and withdrew his application, stating that he didn’t want to work for a company that would ask for such personal information. Apparently this is all too common. Some companies are a bit sneakier than others.
BRASS TACK THINKING | FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010
[Blog] Friday Fun: The Buzzword Graveyard
Matt [link] Jason Arican I half-jokingly wrote a blog post about this very thing. I am so over it that I blogged about it over on Audacious Ink a few months back. link] Matter Chatter » Blog Archive » Small steps, big results: 3 easy tips for writing (MUCH) better press releases [.] blog comments powered by Disqus Search Brass Tacks About the Authors Amber Naslund Amber Naslund (@ambercadabra on Twitter) is a communications and business strategist and the Director of Community for Radian6. It’s so overused, and most often complete hyperbole. Please.
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
[Blog] Things Bloggers Should Know Before Using Google Adwords
Many popular blogs are already using Google Adwords to popularize and monetize the sites. Google Adwords allows bloggers to create ads and generate paid traffic for blog, but with some underlying constraints. As said earlier, Google Adwords presents a great platform for blog promotion but also integrates several important restrictive policies. Among the most important Adwords policies, Arbitrage doesn’t allow promotion of blogs that have specifically been designed for the showcasing advertisements. Adwords doesn’t support websites/blogs with Bridge Pages.
ENGAGING BRAND | FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
[Blog] How to Change your Thinking About Life
So grab a pen, write a blog post, get on social media.whichever way works best for you transform your thinking from what you expect from life, to what life - and all those people around you - can expect from you. 'Life has a way of overtaking you and often weekends can be a great time to take stock of your personal brand - both inside and outside of work. Bab''s Booster this week is a little reminder that personal growth is a choice, your success is not about what you can expect to be given.but a result of what you give to life.
SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING | MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010
[Blog] Social Media Is A Path To Achieving Brand Objectives
Many a times we may wonder where is Social Media taking us. Is it really going to benefit the brand that we are looking at? What are the tactical tools to be employed? What could be the objectives to be achieved? Most of us have heard that we need to have Facebook and Twitter for business. Well by setting up your profile page does not get us any business. We need to look at this as a very long term community event. At the start we are to have a plan of action. Social Media is like an investment. Ofcourse if you do not use it wisely then you could suffer as well. It is similar to Page Rank.
SOCIAL WAYNE | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
[Blog] Day 14: People of color impacting the social web – Faye Anderson – #29DaysofDiversity
Website/Blog: [link]. Her blog, Anderson@Large, is included in the Harvard University Web Archive Collection, “Capturing W omen’s Voices.”. 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. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph. Twitter: @andersonatlarge.
SOCIAL WAYNE | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
[Blog] Day 3: People of color impacting the social web – Rob Fields – #29DaysofDiversity
Website/Blog: nbifestival.org. The Festival is a natural outgrowth of the work that he’s been doing on his black alt music and culture blog Boldaslove.us. 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. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph. Twitter: @robfields.
SOCIAL WAYNE | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
[Blog] How to introduce yourself when making cold calls & emails to build valuable relationships
In the mix of it all, there’s national media, local media, and niche media such as blog talk radio shows, podcast and more. When you do send an email, please include the following information: Name: Company/Startup Name: Company/Startup Website: linkedin profile: Twitter: profile: Blog URL: Angel List profile (optional and for investors). flickr photo by By marc falardeau. guess this is a good/bad problem to have but since the Black In America 4 showing on CNN, emails and phones have been flowing in like crazy. Sadly, I can’t handel it all alone. The ask? Much Success!
LOUIS GRAY | FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
[Blog] About.me User Count Spikes Beyond Host Montenegro
came from the far-flung URLs many of us are using to define ourselves, be it our blogs, our Twitter accounts, Facebook profiles, LinkedIn resumes, and more. Montenegro , a small country tucked into Southeast Europe, bordered by Bosnia and Hezergovina, Serbia, Croatia and Abania, has just over 600,000 residents. Among its most valuable exports of late has been its attractive.me About.me was initially referred to as "Pumpkinhead" , but was never intended to go by that name even from the service's inception. Conrad said the plan all along was to acquire the about.me About.me My About.me
ARI HERZOG | THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
[Blog] Adding Facebook Pages to Lists is Harder
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. 'Facebook recently announced a new layout for Facebook pages. Of the many changes is a feature I desperately miss: the ability to add a page to an interest list. Look at the following screenshots from old and new layouts. In the first example, you can mouse over the cog wheel and add the page you’re looking at to an interest list. You can mark a list to be private for your eyes only; or you can mark it public for anyone to subscribe. For instance, here’s one of my followed interest lists about media brands. Do you use lists, too?
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
[Blog] 50% Discount Ends in 36 Hours on the Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing Kit
A few weeks ago here on ProBlogger we launched a product I’m really proud of—the Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing Kit written by the Web Marketing Ninja (the guy who has helped me shape my own blogging business model over the last few years). library of 21 templates, documents and examples to help you develop your own blogging business model. The kit is really about helping bloggers who want to get serious about turning their blog into a business to do just that. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. to $49.99). ProBlogger Site News
WRITTENT BLOG | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
[Blog] 15 Ways to Make Your Social Media Strategy a Complete Fail
Practical Fix: Utilizing Google docs or project management software, create a culture of total transparency between marketing staff, to better promote blogs, eBooks, sales initiatives, and specials. For more insight, we recommend 14 Tools for Writing a Content Marketing Style Guide for Your Blog. 'Simply having a presence on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ doesn’t guarantee your company scores of fresh leads and new customers. In fact, recent studies by Manta have found that 60% of small businesses have yet to see a significant ROI from their social media strategy.
WRITTENT BLOG | WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
[Blog] Building an Epic Buyer Persona Profile: a Totally Comprehensive Guide
What blogs, news sources, or media do you consume on a regular basis? Check out our blog article Resources for Creating Buyer Personas Using the Right Content , which includes links to 11 of the best articles, interviews and tip sheets available on the web. 'No one needs more irrelevant marketing messages in their life. To stand out amidst the noise in an era where 91% of marketers are creating custom content, it’s critical to invest in relevant information. In fact, a recent eMarketer study cited targeting content as a top priority for 47% of savvy companies. Pain Points. Values.
JEFF ESPOSITO | MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
[Blog] Are you shipping too early?
If you answered yes to any of these questions for your blog posts, emails, work letters, postcard, etc., 'Are you proud of everything you’ve written? Do you ever feel like you rushed just to finish the task at hand? Have you cut a corner here or there while writing? you have shipped too early. We live in a world where speed is of the essence. Unfortunately the downside of speed is that we often sacrifice quality for clearing the task at hand. We have all done this at one point or time, but that doesn’t make it right. Are you proud of what you wrote? At the end of the day we’re all busy.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
[Blog] What the tech world is saying about Apple’s new IOS 8
Here are 7 curated blog posts from some of the biggest names in technology and social media to give you all you need to know about the launch of Apple’s IOS 8. 'Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Apple made some big news yesterday with the unveiling of their new operating system IOS 8. With an announcement this big, we can easily get lost in the thousands of articles popping up about the topic. Here is a curated list of 7 articles from the biggest names in tech news. Everything you need to know is all in this post. ’ 4. Featured apple experts IOS 8 Mac
TWIST IMAGE | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
[Blog] It's Not Marketing
Scooter re-iterated a key point from my recent Blog post on direct relationships (more on that here: What The Next Five Years Will Be About ): when Justin was turned down by the music industry, it only fueled them more to use Social Media to create that direct and tangible relationship with the fans. Confession time. few months ago I found myself on a long flight with nothing to watch. had already seen the many Hollywood blockbusters along with the documentaries and news specials that were being shown on-board. It's not cynicism. Crying. The movie captivated me. true musician. It's real."
ENGAGE | WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
[Blog] Lois Lane Isn’t Dead, She’s Reinvented: How Journalists Can Adapt to the Changing News Sphere
My colleague Daniel Ford reiterates this passion for writing on his blog : “Words give meaning to my life. '“When I went here, all I wanted to be—I mean from the time I was 13 years old and saw Lois Lane on television—I wanted to be a newspaper reporter.”. This is a quote from Nora Ephron when she received an Alumnae Achievement Award from her alma mater Wellesley College in 2006. Ephron came to New York City in 1960s to work as a reporter at the New York Post. So, is the once “glamorous” image of a confident, intelligent woman striving to report the truth defunct? Image: JD Hancock ].
CONVERSTATIONS | FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014
[Blog] How to Leverage the Power of Content to Scale up your Business
Publishing content regularly ensure that people keep coming back to the blogs and websites of the brand and this also encourages them to share your content thereby increasing brand visibility. 'How to Leverage the Power of Content to Scale up your Business. Content marketing is one of the most effective forms of marketing. Moreover, content marketing is subtle and this ensures that customers respond more favourably to content marketing as compared to other forms of traditional and digital marketing. Add to this the fact that content marketing is extremely cost-effective. Be consistent.
GAURAVONOMICS | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
[Blog] BBC Panel Discussion on Nicholas Carr's New Book 'The Shallows.
Gauravonomics Blog For Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists How To Organize and Energize Your Evangelists Blog Speaking Writing Bio Media Subscribe Slideshare Twitter LinkedIn Facebook IdeaSliver Labs Tumblr « The Social Squared Manifesto Thirty Three Things I Want to Do Before I’m Thirty Three » BBC Panel Discussion on Nicholas Carr’s New Book ‘The Shallows’ 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! should know.
GAURAVONOMICS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
[Blog] We Are More In Sync and More Out of Sync Than Ever
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 « Luxury Brands and the Social Commerce Opportunity in China Game Mechanics in Education: Leveling Up With Class Blogs » We Are More In Sync and More Out of Sync Than Ever 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.
ARI HERZOG | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
[Blog] Credit Cards and Social Media: Successes
This blog post is written by Michael Dolen. Return to this blog next week for the second part of my guest blog post and boy, let me say, you will be surprised… Please continue reading Credit Cards and Social Media: Successes and leave a comment if inspired. Depending on the source referenced, the financial services industry takes second or third place when it comes to online ad spending in the US (as you can probably guess, the retail industry always takes the numero uno). But what works and what fails? First, let’s go over three major successes…. Features finance
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
[Blog] Perspectives from 2013 International PRSA Conference
'Today we have a guest blog post from Rosemarie Ascherl, PR Foreman at Sonnhalter, who recently attended the International PRSA Conference in Philadelphia to learn the latest trends in public relations. . With traditional media on the decline, we have to find other ways to get our information to our audiences and consider alternate uses for the press release—such as social media, websites and blogs. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend a motivational week of education and networking at the 2013 PRSA International Conference. We are in an era of change.
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
[Blog] Internet Sales Composite: Why KPA is Going to IS20G (and giving away scholarships)
We don’t get to post often enough about the automotive industry here simply because it’s more of a general social media blog, but this itself is newsworthy enough. The Internet Sales 20 Group is being held in Chicago from October 23-25 and promises to be a game-changer in the automotive arena. As a result, KPA is not only sponsoring but offering seven scholarships to help dealers attend. Arguably the biggest differentiator between this and other fall conferences is the presence of Internet Sales Composites. Learn more about them in the video below.
ARI HERZOG | FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
[Blog] How Bloggers and Webmasters Violate Your Privacy With Google Analytics
only have a short sentence in this blog’s disclaimer that is relevant: This website does not place any cookies onto your browser, but third-party systems such as QuantCast and Google Analytics may do so. If the above title drew you in, good. Keep reading. Thousands (millions?) of bloggers and other webmasters around the world use a free tool called Google Analytics to track website visitors and click-through metrics. use it, and many bloggers I know also do. We’re all using it illegally. Take note of section 7 (my emphasis in bold): 7. PRIVACY. terms of service. Google”).
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING | SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010
[Blog] Rolling Thunder …. Welcome to Blue Focus Marketing
Inaugural Blog. Some of our initial blogs will include a series of cutting-edge articles on the topic of creativity. To support our robust business development offerings, our blog will provide deeper vision into the distinguishing elements of creativity in agencies. Blog contributor Brian Slattery ( @BrianSlatts ) will delve into an ongoing study of inspiration, habits and commentary from some of the industry’s most influential creative forces. After several months of preparation, I am proud to announce Blue Focus Marketing. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
[Blog] 5 Staggeringly Simple Ways to Create Custom Facebook Landing Tabs
Tabsite allows you to create and manage the content on your custom tab as if it was a Web page or blog post, including adding multi-media. Tweet Unless you can get people to click your “like” button , your Facebook strategy will be as limp and lifeless as Matt LeBlanc’s post-Friends career. That’s because the vast majority of consumer interactions with your brand on Facebook do not occur on your fan page, but rather on the Walls of your fans. This means that almost nobody is coming back to your fan page after they visit it the first time. Think about your own behavior on Facebook.
JACOB MORGAN | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
[Blog] Focusing on What Really Matters
If you’ve been reading this blog a while (thank you if you have, if not…welcome!) picture taken from a recent trip to Tibet (around 4500 meters high). you know that I’ve spent a lot of time talking about topics such as social media, social crm, enterprise 2.0, But every now and then I like to throw in a little personal post that has nothing to do with any of the above, this is one of those posts. First you should know a little something about me. I say what’s on my mind and ask questions if I have them. If I disagree with you I’ll tell you. Am I crazy?
WAXING UNLYRICAL | FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
[Blog] Why Post Planner White Label Has Me Enchanted
That means I get my logo at the bottom of the post instead of the Post Planner icon (or, if I were posting from HootSuite, for example, the HootSuite icon), and a branded footer link back to my blog … or any URL I choose. This This can be a custom landing page (if I have a special deal I want to share), my blog home page, whatever I want. Color me enchanted. wrote a while back about why I like Post Planner so much as a way to schedule posts to Facebook (have you tried it yet?). They created a white label version of it for me. Forever! First, you sign up for PPWL. No problem.
SOCIAL WAYNE | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
[Blog] Day 2: People of color impacting the social web – Sian Morson – #29DaysofDiversity
Website/Blog: kollectivemobile.com. As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human. For the past two years for Black History Month, I started an online series called 28 Days Diversity where I would feature someone new everyday during the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. Twitter: @xianamoy.
BRASS TACK THINKING | MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011
[Blog] Attention, Wayfarers: Win A Free Pass to BlogWorld LA
I’m giving away three passes to BlogWorld expo, right here on the blog. I’m so very proud and excited to be not just part of BlogWorld Expo in Los Angeles in November, but I’m beyond thrilled to be presenting one of the keynote speeches. And I want you to be there with me. I’ll be talking about an idea that’s very near and dear to my heart, especially in this incredibly pivotal, exhilarating time that we live in. History is full of great examples of philosophers, explorers, and innovators who were never content to just be pointed to an answer.
LOUIS GRAY | THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
[Blog] Chrome Is Fast. That's Why You Need Chromercise.
See this YouTube video: Everybody Chromercise and the original blog post from April 1, 2011: [link] /via My Google+ Profile. If you're a + Google Chrome user like me, you've probably gotten used to incredible speed. As with any other dramatic change to one's lifestyle, one must be adequately prepared. Thank goodness there's Chromercise ( [link] ). These finger sweatbands mean that I can browse more webpages, read all your posts, and simply get the web faster, without risking nasty finger sweat. And don't think I'm the only one who has Chromercise fever. Chrome Browser
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
[Blog] Group Writing Project: Write a ‘How To…’ Post
Years ago here on ProBlogger we used to run ‘group writing project’ where I’d nominate a style of posts and then all readers would go away and write a new post in that style to practice their blogging… and then would come back here and leave us a link to the post. bloggers reported seeing more traffic arrive on their blog. Here’s how to participate and put yourself in the running for the prize (please note – one entry per person – not per blog and please only submit NEW posts). Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Prize. Prizes.
TWIST IMAGE | THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
[Blog] Dear Seth Godin
Every so often, the online discourse about why you don't have comments on your blog pops up (it actually happened while we were having lunch during The Art of Marketing!). Before blogging, I'd sit around twiddling my thumbs waiting for your next book. blog comment. Dear Seth, It was great to see you this week at The Art of Marketing event in Chicago. I'm not sure if I ever told you this, but I consider you a mentor (don't worry, no additional time or work required on your side of things). After that, the floodgates just opened up for me. Thank you, Seth. austin kleon.
FEVER BEE | THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
[Blog] Comment Frequency Policy
'I like the simple wording of this commenting policy from the terrific Overcoming Bias blog : How many communities have a recommendation for commenting frequency? How many communities have one as simply explained as this? Branded Online Communities Managing Online Communities
SOCIALNOMICS | SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
[Blog] The State of Royalty Free: A Social Marketers Guide to Using Visual Content
Before you copy and paste to your blog post, visit Creative Commons. Adding video to blog posts generates 267 percent more links than a text post. 'The best social marketers tell the story behind the brand. But why paint pictures through words when images are worth so much more? Visual content drives engagement 90 percent faster than text , states Hubspot. Images and video enable media strategists to portray a brand or message through interactive experiences that pique user interest. Plenty of gray area exists within the diverse and complex landscape of visual online content.
SOCIAL WAYNE | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
[Blog] Where Are The Silicon Valleys of the World – infographic
In this infographic, we examine the world’s up-and-coming tech communities – from Germany to Mexico to Indonesia and more – and compare them on a number of different factors, including entrepreneurial mindset, access to capital and general strengths and weaknesses: social management blog. According to John D. Sutter, writing for CNN : “The fact that centers of tech innovation are emerging all over the globe – not just in that mountain-ringed, strip-mall-plagued valley near San Jose, California – is both encouraging and fascinating.
SOCIAL WAYNE | THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
[Blog] Podcast: TheSocialGeeks Episode 34 – Twitter clones, Photosharing apps and music on the cloud
Host your WordPress Blog at GoDaddy.com.US What started as a short list went into great conversations around: UberMedia and the Twitter clone. Photosharing application clones. What apps survived from SXSW. Music streaming services and cloud storage. and always more. Join Chris Miller , Sarah Perez ( ReadWriteWeb ), and myself in this ~52 minute roundtable. You can see our links right here on Diigo with the show linkroll below. TheSocialGeeks. Make sure to visit GoDaddy for discounts on all your domain needs. Go Daddy $7.49.com Sale! Go Daddy $12.99 SSL Sale! Domain Sale!
SOSHABLE | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
[Blog] 5 Common Causes of a Slow Website
There are a few times, such as with monetized blogs, that ads are necessary. 'There’s been a lot of time, money and energy put into the company website–only to find that it runs about as fast as a turtle. What’s causing this slow-moving phenomenon? Just like symptoms of an illness, there might be a few different causes. For the non-tech savvy crowd, it’s best to get the help of a professional and avoid headaches and frustration. good webmaster or tech support guru can quickly identify what’s going on with the site. Server and Hosting Issues. Too Much Flash.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
[Blog] 3 Key Roles to Make Your Social Team Scalable
————– This is the third in a 7-week blog post series covering themes included in The NOW Revolution: 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter, and More Social - my new book with Amber Naslund , debuting February 1 ( pre-orders and first chapter for free available now ). Steps To Finding Your Niche On Social Media Sites (The Arkayne Blog). Tweet One of the continuous discussions and questions surfacing in the social media chatterbox is that of “ who owns social media? Is it marketing? Public relations (PR)? Customer service? The answer is.
SOCIAL WAYNE | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010
[Blog] infographic – Apple’s iPhone history and specifications
The infographic below by Website Monitoring Blog gives you a history along with facts and figures about Apple’s much beloved iPhone. via: iPhone Facts and Figures (history & specs) | Website Monitoring Blog. As some of you know I’m a big fan of the iPhone. have purchased ever version of the iPhone from the first generation to the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 is by far the best smartphone in the world (IMHO) because of the battery life, usability, the camera, the shape and access to the app store.
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011
[Blog] 10 Productive Tasks You Should Be Doing On Google+ Right Now
And they are the very people who can have a huge impact on your blog and business. Your mother won’t use Google+, but that guy who can help bring attention to your blog sure will! Can you imagine the power and creativity you can tap into if you created a Circle dedicated to thought leaders in marketing, a Circle dedicated to social media, to technology, to innovation, and to blogging? Here are some ideas: Comment like crazy: Just like you would on a blog, you should leave thoughtful and useful comments on things that these thought leaders share. Fair enough.
SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
[Blog] Foursquare Expanding Facebook Presence
Original article about Foursquare updates posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title New Set Of Updates For Foursquare. Foursquare has quietly been making moves that will have a major impact on local businesses and local internet marketing. The service is already used to check in at a variety of places, and now their reach will be expanding. The first new feature is the explore option for non-registered users, and the attached ratings update. Explore lets users search for specific kinds of businesses and deals and gives them recommendations.
SOSHABLE | SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2009
[Blog] 7 Reasons Why I Won’t Tweet Diggbar Links Ever Again…
This makes sense because it’s a blog. Digg does not produce content within the site itself other than the blog and the occasional video interview. We write about the site on our blogs. Read more on this social media blog. Blast. … and you shouldn’t either. With that out of the way, let’s get right down to it: 1. They Pulled a “Bait and Switch. Regardless of what anyone at Digg says, this was just wrong. They should have either kept the Diggbar as a URL shortener or launched it initially with its current functionality. Baited.
THE WAY OF THE WEB | FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
[Blog] A couple of weeks of catching up…
TheWayoftheWeb The digital convergence of media, entertainment, marketing and PR front page archives about RSS Click below for the WayoftheWeb bookstore The Blogroll A Shel of Myself Chris Brogan Currybetdotnet Eaon Pritchard Faster Future Gaping Void Howard Owens Jaffe Juice Jonathan MacDonald KDPaine’s PR Measurement Blog Michael Leis – Digital Strategy Nick Burcher Occam’s Razor Web Analytics blog Only Dead Fish Seth Godin Simon Collister – Networked Society Teaching Online Journalism The Herd The Obvious? But I have some more cunning plans….