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    [Blog] The Era of Social Data Convergence is Here!
    As I noted in a recent blog post, there’s no such thing as too much data. He can also be found blogging at Analytics Is King. Guest post by Chuck Hemann , director of analytics for WCG. My boss, Bob Pearson , is fond of talking about integration in communications. The reality, as he sees it (and I agree), is that it doesn’t really matter where social media falls within the organization. What’s key to the success of the organization’s communications efforts is that social media is integrated with PR, marketing, investor relations, or whatever business unit communications touches.
    [Blog] Whistle Stops 11/28/10
    25 Ways to Use the Web to Find Content for Your Blog by Danny Brown - Some fantastic tips for curating content so you can add to the conversation on your own space. 50 Brilliant Ideas You Can Execute On Right Now by Gary Whitehill - Really great list of ideas -- and if you start on any of them, you can also start a blog to go with it:-). Whistle Stops are conversations, eye-openers, or tools representing the brain train discovered while traveling along the Conversphere.  Elsewhere: Archiving My Tweets by Tara Seale - Great tips on how to archive your twitter messages.
    [Blog] Can Your Agency Share Examples Of Great Communities?
    My only rules are: No Facebook pages, Twitter following or blogs. I did a disservice to agencies when I suggested they can't develop online communities. stand by the core of my argument I believe that it's best for the organization to develop their community themselves. However, there are some fantastic agencies out there. So lets find them. In the comments below submit examples of communities your agency has created on behalf of your clients. Getting a big audience isn't a community. The community must have high levels of interaction between members.
    [Blog] How To Make Print Stand Out in an Increasingly Digital World
    It’s those details that make a card less likely to be tossed. Q: What websites or blogs do you read for design inspiration? A: I get inspiration from so many different websites. and keep me up-to-date in the world of weddings, and is a great lifestyle blog. “Why bother with print, when digital is what people prefer?”. Those of us who produce printed content hear that question a lot. And for valid reasons. Clearly then, for print to stand out these days, it needs to be out of the ordinary. The St. My go-to font is Gotham.
    [Blog] Gulf Fact Finding Mission to Help Fishermen
    We hope to provide a citizen journalist accounting of the story using our social media tools, specifically, Twitter, Facebook, FLickr, U-Stream and of course our blogs. We believe that BP and Obama administration have been incapable of providing a satisfactory resolution to the incredible devastation from the Deep Horizon oil spill (White House Image: Obama talks to Gulf region fishermen). In fact, both BP and the federal government mostly seem to act only under the gun of media pressure. The clear losers are the people of the Gulf and the environment.
    [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.
    [Blog] 7 Social Media Lessons From Phil Collins
    If you are succeeding on Twitter, try to concentrate on getting your blog to the same level. Don’t feel like your blog posts all have to carry the exact same tonality or subject. If your blog is just a series of news releases, people will block you out. Guest post by  Marjorie Clayman , resident blogger at She works at Clayman Advertising, Inc., her family-owned full-service marketing firm. There are seven, in fact, that came to my mind. Here they are. 1. Develop as many different skills as you can. He didn’t stop there, however. That’s a given.
    [Blog] 4 Ways to Become a YouTube Expert
    Ileane and follow her on her blog, “ Basic Blog Tips.” She is highly regarded by Jon Morrow and his guest blogging course , where he includes here in his “little black book.”. I have had the opportunity to become an expert in YouTube SEO. It was almost accidental. In fact, I was shy about admitting it. There is a snippet of my story in the Resource #2 section below. It was after I had obtained success on behalf of well-known clients (who need to remain anonymous), that I decided to “own it.” In that way, you, too, can become YouTube SEO Experts like me. Resource 3: Udemy.
  • ENGAGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Blog] Increase Your Website’s SEO Rankings With Quality Backlinks
    These “black hat” techniques included, but are not limited to, spamming directories, blog comments, link networks and basically anywhere spammers could list a link, for example, posting a link for a local bridal shop on directory website that specializes in mechanics. Once your website is optimized for keywords, you’ve written great content and you have all of the structural elements of a high-quality site in place—all part of on-page SEO strategy—what will set you apart from your competition? Backlinks. So what’s the difference between buying a link and earning a link? Paid Links.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [Blog] LeBron James: A PR Nightmare | Spin Sucks
    Mr. D is a huge Bill Simmons fan and is always relating his blog posts to me. would have had a ton more respect for him, and looked at it like a smart business decision (as Esther Steinfeld points out in her blog post – LeBron James is a Genius ), if he’d come out and said, “I made a pact with these guys two years ago. No (another blog post for another time). Gini Dietrich Reply: July 14th, 2010 at 9:51 am Well, not true or I would have sent him this blog post. The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Probably.
    [Blog] 7 Easy Steps to Increase Website Engagement
    Suppose you visited a website named Girl with a Pearl Earring , thinking it was for the book or movie and found a blog about a girl and her jewelry. Ask users what they want through blog posts or Facebook posts. How long would you stay? Your answer would probably be, “Hmmm, not very long.” And because of this, the site would have a high bounce rate and overall low engagement. Well, let’s assume your website’s name does the content justice and that you’ve already created great content. Generating engagement isn’t always easy. What can you do to make this magical process occur?
    [Blog] The Hobbit has turned Social Media into the Shire
    It is always amazing to see words light up social networks and blogs regarding a conversational topic and today it just so happens to be The Hobbit, easily turning Social Media into our very own version of The Shire. If you have been waiting for what seems like forever to watch The Hobbit raise your mouse. It has been a long journey that we have traveled since the final LOTR trilogy ended and have been awaiting to revisit the Shire once again and today, today is THAT day, where elves, dwarves and Hobbits gather together once again and are able to venture into the minds of J.R.R. Tolkien.
    [Blog] The Libyan Revolution As Seen From Malta
    Unburdened by the machine of a news organization, blogs have managed to be the first to publish information about Maltese in Libya, leading to a few spats about giving credit to who the source of a particular story is. This is all, of course, familiar territory for most people reading this blog. Guest post by Conway Wigg. It’s hard to believe. that just 18 days ago I was flying out of Tripoli and leaving it as a city in what appeared to be total tranquility. Image: People’s Open Graphics via Flickr, CC 2.0. Looking back, perhaps they were just being careful.
    [Blog] Peer-to-peer payments come to Snapchat but what are the implications for retail banks?
    In a previous blog, FreshMinds explored attempts by Twitter and Facebook to introduce micro-payments features; more recently, a series of leaked screenshots suggest that Facebook may be about to introduce a peer-to-peer payments service to its Messenger app. The trend towards increased peer-to-peer payments has reached a new milestone with news that social network Snapchat is partnering with Square , a payment processing provider, to allow users to send money to friends. There are two interesting insights here for the financial services sector. appeared first on FreshMinds.
    [Blog] Tips on How Manufacturing Can Utilize Social Media
    Videos, links, blogs, podcasts and photo sharing – firms can use each of these components to share more information about their company with their customers. Manufacturers should get on the bandwagon and start using social media. You can be afraid of it and then you’re missing lots of opportunities to tell your story and generate interest in your company and what you do. This guest post was provided by Dean Vella who writes about social media training and Internet marketing  for University Alliance, a division of Bisk Education Inc. and talks about ways you can get started. Enjoy.
    [Blog] The 12 Startups I’ve Invested In and Why Buffer – Social Scheduling and Content Recommendations Probably the best known of the companies in which I’ve invested, due to their very large customer base and colossally popular blog. I was having dinner with a friend at the National Speakers Association conference a few days ago. During dinner, this friend (let’s call him “Chris Ducker” because it was Chris Ducker ) said something about Buffer. mentioned that I am an investor in that company, and Chris said, “You are? I had no idea you did that kind of stuff.”
  • 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+.
    [Blog] Social Media Contests: Promoting The Promotion
    The ideal place is the home or news page or on the blog. I wanted to get another expert opinion on social media promotions so I asked our own  Chad Richards , who has run more social promotions than he can remember, to offer some advice. “There have been so many occasions when I’ve seen brands build a promotion and complain about the low participation. After all, if you build it – shouldn’t they come? Unfortunately, that’s not the way it works. Building it is only one (important) part and the other part is to promote the promotion. You’ve got to get the word out. Email. Website.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
    [Blog] How Video Can Replace Student Textbooks
    Learn how you can contribute a guest blog article. Photo credit: dave. This Feature Friday article is written by Charles Sipe. The recent documentary Waiting for Superman paints a bleak picture of the US education system that is falling behind other developed countries and failing to provide the high skilled workers that are needed to drive innovation and compete with the rest of the world. According to the film, by 2020, 123 million US jobs will be high skill, high pay, but only 50 million Americans will be qualified to fill them. Flip the Status Quo Upside Down. In fact, an.
    [Blog] More Updates Means More Traffic | Small Business Mavericks
    Think about it, simply adding a blog to your small business website can lead to tons more traffic. blog is the best way to update your website every day. Tags: Blogging for Small Business , small business , Social Media , website traffic This entry was posted on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 9:36 am and is filed under Small Business Internet Marketing. About Us What’s a Maverick? » More Updates Means More Traffic An interesting study by SiteKreator has confirmed what I’ve been telling you for more than two years now. times per month. Surprised?
  • DIGIGEN  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [Blog] Social Business Books: Seth Godin – Linchpin
    Posted in social business books blog comments powered by Disqus « Why “Cultivating Linchpins&# is a Key Social Business Strategy How the New BBC iPlayer sets a benchmark for Social Businesses. Its very motivational but also acts as a great guide for anyone who is in need of a change. Link Here ) I would give this a 5 out of 5 rating as I love Seth’s style of writing, the cracking ideas and also the thought that anyone can become a linchpin.its just whether you want to or not. Dan on A New Focus on Social Business Strategy. Powered by WordPress and Hybrid
    [Blog] auDA misuse of power?
    It auto updates with tweets from Twitter, blog posts, Facebook, whatevers. Which is how I responded to the PDF above: Hi Vanessa, is a satirical site gently poking fun at Optus by collating ALL tweets, blogs and social media mentions (good and bad) about Optus in one place. I registered about a year ago ,to create an online community of people annoyed with Optus. There is no Optus branding, my site aggregates all discussions re: Optus on social networking sites. Good, bad, indifferent – all can be seen and discussed on OptusPoo. Cheers.
    [Blog] How to Get More Followers and Give Back at the Same Time
    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 Courtney Mroch @HauntJaunts Courtney Mroch blogs about paranormal tourism on Haunt Jaunts and her adventures with social media on her new blog, The Sociable Scribe. The project turned out to be Haunt Jaunts , my travel blog for restless spirits. This was my way of not only increasing my blog’s visibility and my Twitter followers, but also showing readers they’re valuable to me in more ways than one.
    [Blog] 15 Habits of Legendary Content Creators
    Almost no one can sit down at their laptop and hammer out a brilliant blog article first thing in the morning. When you get to work, grab your tea, sit down and dive into your carefully-curated RSS feeds, favorite blogs, and news websites. For more on the subject, we recommend 13 Time-Saving Blogging Tips from the World’s Busiest Marketers. 3. well-written blog about a tired subject isn’t going to do as well as a mediocre piece of content about a fresh, new, and exciting idea. Really successful content marketing brands aren’t just blogging anymore. Be Curious.
    [Blog] Listen up! Here's 10 top snippets from Social Slam!
    Blog comments come from emotional reactions to your content. “You can’t teach how to blog unless you blog. by Jonathan Barrick. Social Slam 2013 has concluded, and that makes me sad. However, Social Slam 2013 was awesome, and that makes me happy. The content was brilliant, the speakers were tremendous, and the people were the best. Social Slam is without a doubt, a must-attend event for ANYONE working with digital tools, professionally or personally, to connect and communicate. “You’re not just competing with the guy down the street.
    [Blog] The Intimidating Secret Every Blogger Shares
    Like you, blogging often scares me and repeatedly takes me to a point of stale conversation and blocked fingertips. Tonight, I want to share my story with you; the story of how I admitted and overcame a fear so strong it stopped me blogging for six months…. I sit here tonight with the ever dimming light of day flowing over my garden behind me, and for company the slight bronze glow of my desk lamp and the 30 minute chime of the cuckoo clock on my office wall. It’s approximately ten years since I started blogging at this very desk. This is what blogging is about.
    [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.
    [Blog] 5 great articles you may have missed (February 18-24, 2013)
    Here is my list for February 18-24, 2013: 26+ Pinterest Tools and Tips to Enhance Your Pinning Experience by Wong Ching Ya (Social @Blogging Tracker) 12 Home Page Optimization Musts by HubSpot (By Reputation) Should you work for free? Every week, I share my favorite social media articles from around the blogosphere on Creative Ramblings. by [.]. Great Resources Social Media best articles of the week
    [Blog] 20 Proven Ways to Increase Engagement With Your Audience
    MacDonald recommends collecting 7 high-value pieces of blog content, and emailing each to your newest subscribers daily to create an attractive training series. 4. Convert Your Blog Posts into Podcasts. While there’s a definitive art and science to podcasting , simply converting your most valuable blog posts into audio format can increase engagement by providing options to busy website visitors. Twitter may be a micro-blogging platform, but that doesn’t mean you need to rely solely on text-based messages and supporting links. Why Engagement Matters. Be Distinct.
    [Blog] The Albert Einstein Guide to Social Media | Brass Tack Thinking
    We all wish that you could just throw up a blog and instantly see a lift in your sales numbers, but it doesn’t work that way. That’s where you find good case studies.-= Joe Boughner´s last blog. That’s where you find good case studies.-= Joe Boughner´s last blog. Tabitha Dunn´s last blog. Tabitha Dunn´s last blog. Jack Hadley´s last blog. Jack Hadley´s last blog. Thank you! -= Melissa´s last blog. Thank you! -= Melissa´s last blog. David Wiggs´s last blog. Trust.
    [Blog] Using Social Media as a Support Group
    have shared issues of mine on my blog and the community has lent their support. Image by gem fountain. It seems that now-a-days we can do most things online… clothes shopping, looking for Colleges, buying Holiday gifts, doing our banking… pretty much anything. But there is something else we can do online… something much more personal and sacred. We can even work on mending our inside pain and turmoil. Before I get deeper into this topic I want to show why finding support groups online can make a lot of sense. The Definition of a Support Group. Could that happen?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Blog] 7 Steps to Proofreading Like a Pro
    This is a guest contribution by Charles Cuninghame, website copywriter and owner of Text-Centric. I’m sure we can all agree that proofreading is the least fun part of blogging. If you don’t have a product, then you could be missing out a blog subscriber or repeat visitor! Once you get the hang of it, you should be able to thoroughly proofread an average length blog post in 5-10 minutes. Time permitting, set your blog post aside for a while before you proofread it. Once you’re been through your blog post once, read it aloud. highlighter pen. Prices.
    [Blog] Earned Media Tip #7: Use Offline Events for Content
    You can find links to all the posts in the series in the right-hand column of the blog. All of this live interaction will find its way into blog posts and videos that I post online. There is no gatekeeper on reporting anymore.  If you have a Twitter account, a blog, or a corporate online newsroom , you can publish content. This post is part of the series of 10 tips to increase earned media. At the core of earned media is great content.  Media is all about attracting more people to their content. Instead of just being a passive attendee, become an event reporter. Facebook.
    [Blog] HTC Desire Review: The Digitall and the Digicool
    This thought comes from Scott Gould 's thinking blog for thinking people. I spent some time recently with the HTC Desire with my new reviewer hat on, not just wanting to say how I feel products are, but also how they affect our lives. Right now, I am using an old style phone, you know – the ones without predictive text, internet, and touch screens – and it is amazing to see how many habits I have picked up because I’ve been using the iPhone for two years. So let’s being: The Digitall Review. Don’t confuse us. This is an important point for anyone these days.
    [Blog] Challenging the old media business models (Part 1)
    Advertisement blog comments powered by Disqus Top Videos Previous Entry Why augmented reality will change the world as we know it? Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio Challenging the old media business models (Part 1) January 18th, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share I was just reading this great post by Robin Carey , the co-founder of Social Media Today, about the maturity of social media and the challenges it faces on the way. The Consumer. think that’s about to change. Valid XHTML 1.0
    [Blog] Are you here to make friends?
    Advertisement blog comments powered by Disqus Top Videos Previous Entry Is Social Media Damaging Our Social Skills? Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio Are you here to make friends? July 1st, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share I’ve just read this brilliant quite personal story by Peter Bregman on Harvard Business Review “Why Friends Matter at Work and in Life“. The author analyzes a few interesting researches how friendships affect your business and everyday life. Valid XHTML 1.0
    [Blog] Internet Trolls
    Clients often ask me “How do I deal with negative comments across social media?” I have even blogged about censorship in blogs.  I have begun to realize though that negative comments are becoming all too common. The space, whether on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or within the blog and comments, should be a platform where your customers feel comfortable sharing, connecting, and receiving help. Like children fighting one another, it is spiraling out of control and is often something that doesn’t get remedied easily. Need help creating your social media policy?
    [Blog] The Now Revolution Is Here.
    Thank you also to my amazing colleagues at Radian6 who gave me the freedom and trust to work on this project, and to my brilliant blog co-Tack Tamsen who has made BTT shine. In some ways, this post feels like it’s been ages in the making. In others, these last few months have absolutely flown by. In all ways, I’m incredibly excited to share that The Now Revolution – the book I’ve co-authored with Jay Baer – is available for pre-order. What’s It About? Build a Fire Extinguisher: Plan for, find and manage real-time crises. The Geeky Stuff. Read On.
    [Blog] The Group Hug Effect
    It has to do with Twitter, blogging, and social media. Being that this is a Twitter blog though, we’ll keep the discussion focused on Twitter. have paid attention to what people are tweeting and if I like what they are saying, and by like I mean they are adding value or are interesting, I tend to follow their blog if they have one. Based on spending months reading other people’s blogs I have even recommended them to clients or friends when they’ve inquired about a service provider or product in their particular field. Are they in another niche?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
    [Blog] Get My Next Book CTRL ALT Delete Now
    Warning: the following blog post will be self-promotional. If you have been following this blog, listening to my podcast, seen me speak live or engaged with me on many of the various social media platforms, I'm hopeful that you will keep on reading. If you're not interested in it, please feel free to ignore it. My second business book, CTRL ALT Delete , comes out on May 21st, 2013, but you can get a pre-release copy today. There will be many interesting and fun marketing initiatives leading up to the launch of CTRL ALT Delete on May 21st. Galleys are not finalized books. dan pink.
    [Blog] What’s in a Social Media Strategy?
    Current vs. Published – For example, Twitter and Facebook messages are in real time, Facebook posts, blog articles and YouTube videos are published content that is consumed when users see them. originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. The following elements should be included in a social media strategy. That way each part of the organization can have input as well as get the benefit that is relevant to that particular team. What are they saying?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
    [Blog] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Travis Peterson
    Instead, he and I have in-depth conversations via email about the blog topic du jour. By Gini Dietrich. I am very excited to introduce you to Travis Peterson. Travis is a Spin Sucks reader and I’d even put him in the Crazy community, but he rarely (if ever?) comments. It’s kind of a shame that I have him all to myself because he’s ridiculously smart, but I also kind of love having him all to myself. But, because my mama taught me to share, I asked him to sit on the Spin Sucks Inquisition hot seat. What is the Biggest Mistake You’ve Made in Your Career? Nope. .
    [Blog] Who Wins in the New Partnership of Twitter and Google
    Terrific blog called The Future Buzz and a must-follow in social media. Image via Get all JayToday episodes at [link] Even when things are going great, you’ve got to remember extinction could be right around the corner. Watch today’s video to see my stationed in front of an enormous T-rex skeleton. In Montana.) Recently Google and Twitter announced that you will now be able to get tweets inside Google search results again. That used to be case until 2011, and then their previous relationship lapsed. But that is changing, and it’s mutually beneficial.
    [Blog] Using Social Media to Promote Your Brand
    There are many ways you can create content for social media marketing, including blogging, article writing and finding or creating images and videos. If you have not been using social media to promote your brand, maybe it is time for you to start doing so. Social media marketing is a free or low-cost marketing strategy that enables you to widen your market reach, target specific groups of consumers and interact on a personal level with your customers. It is an excellent tool for distributing your marketing message to a large number of people, and it is also very easy to use. Planning.
    [Blog] Shanan & Kate’s Excellent QR Code Adventure
    Shanan Sorochynski  manages the University of Regina’s first official blog:  YOURblog. Okay, our adventure wasn’t as thrilling as traveling the Circuits of Time in a phone booth with George Carlin, but it was educational none-the-less. This Fall the University at which I work hosted a career fair, cramming booth-after-booth of employers looking for new recruits into the main gymnasium. It was a great opportunity for students to explore their options and a fun way for Kate (my colleague) and I to see how some organizations are using QR Codes. Image:  Optiscanapp via Flickr,  CC 2.0.
    [Blog] Quality Still Counts - Danny Brown
    Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs Quality Still Counts August 17, 2010 16 voices share yours! removeClass(livefyre-hidden)" class="livefyre-show-comment livefyre-button"> View comment pts JayTurn moderator Pending approval Rate Down Rate Up px; width: px;"> I think you have hit on a massive topic, much too large for one blog post Danny.A Back to Business and Thank You Response to Barbara Talismans Misinformed 12for12k Post Is Twitter Killing Blog Comments? Then expand.
    [Blog] How to Use Social Media for Business Ideas
    Social media throws at us an array of business opinions, of marketing strategies - it is so easy to read the blog post yet not see the business trend. Milton Glaser is my favourite designer, I love the way his design ideas are conveyed with such simplicity. I was struck by a story about when Milton Glaser was sixteen and him he deciding to draw a portrait of his mother. “I was just sitting in front of her one night and I thought it would be fun to sketch her face,” he says. “So I got out a piece of paper and a charcoal pencil. And you know what I realized?
    [Blog] The Five Reasons Why Most Facebook Brand Pages Aren’t True Communities
    Visit her blog for social media, technology, public relations and marketing ramblings. Jessica Malnik is a PR/marketing coordinator, social media specialist, videographer and an avid blogger. What are the defining characteristics of a community? It’s a topic I’ve been pondering more and more lately. Is it about geography, common interests, socio-economic similarities, or similar viewpoints? The list goes on and on. To get to this point, it becomes necessary to define what a community is. According to, a community is. They are just glorified marketing channels.
    [Blog] When Will the Social Media Losers Emerge?
    Do you know why every article or blog post with even a scintilla of information about success metrics goes supernova? Tweet Today, social media is like a soccer league for seven year-olds: everyone gets a trophy. The vast majority of press coverage and conversations around social media centers around the fact that businesses are DOING social media, not necessarily doing it EFFECTIVELY. Because we’re still in the social media head-patting phase, and we’re handing out participation ribbons by the truckload. Thus, anything with real data snaps us to attention like a Taser.
    [Blog] Vox Media to acquire technology news site Re/code
    Re/code founders Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg announced the news in an official blog post on their news site, which they launched in January 2014 after splitting from the  Wall Street Journal  at a time when many star journalists struck out to create their own start-up media sites. Vox Media itself launched a blogging news site called with online commentator Ezra Klein, who founded Wonkblog at the  Washington Post. Vox, which is led by former AOL executive Jim Bankoff, has been raising venture capital recently to fund an aggressive acquisition spree. Acquisitions
    [Blog] Create a Newsfeed based on your Interests
    Read more Social Media News via the Soshable blog. We all much prefer reading anything that is of interest to us as opposed to searching for our interests across the web or on our various social networks. We easily give up and just move on to games or images, yet reading and gaining knowledge is still prevalent and necessary as much as it is hard to stay still long enough. There is an app that can help you create a customary newsfeed that pulls from your current social networks that will be created based on your social interests.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011
    [Blog] 5 Tornado Ingredients that’ll Ensure Your Next Post Turns Viral
    In such a construction, the blog post is a dense nugget of gold that cannot be ignored. In the opening three months of my blog, I experienced the sensation of having more than a thousand people read a single article. Regardless of how gravely Blogging Syndrome has stricken you, there are five tornado ingredients that ensure your next post turns viral. 1. If your blog already has subscribers, you can skitter past this step. My brand-new blog had 89 subscribers after I appeared on ProBlogger. Read their comments and blog posts. Don’t blog too much.
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
    [Blog] Facebook Increases Visibility of Business Pages by Connecting with Community Pages
    Community pages can also help bring more traffic to your website or blog. Read More Social Media Articles on the Soshable Blog. Facebook is constantly changing and at times, it is difficult to keep up, but at a closer glance, many of the changes might actually be helpful to your business. Once such alteration, noticed only recently, was done very quietly by Facebook to the Business pages. Most of us have used or heard of Facebook Business pages and Community pages, but did you know they can be combined? That is right!
    [Blog] Net Semi-Neutrality: New Rules from the FCC
    The rules are bogus, according to Gini Dietrich. I’ve been pretty outspoken about the need to maintain net neutrality for several months now. I’ve blogged about it and, when I speak, I advise business leaders to pay careful attention to the rulings. Well, the FCC has made their decision on net neutrality and we are now faced with two versions of the web. One where we are protected on our computers, but not on our phones. Which means we can gain access to anything we want if we’re using our browsers, but the wireless carriers can block apps if they want (i.e.
    [Blog] Measuring social media
    If we have ever interacted on the social web or read this blog, you know that I am passionate about is social media measurement. Many people say that it can’t be done or that only unicorn and rainbow numbers can be measured. To that I say bullshit. For this year’s South by Southwest conference , I have gathered a group of friends who are passionate about the topic including Eric Berto , Rebecca Denison and Erin Korogodsky. For us to get on the docket, we’ll need your help as the conference asks attendees to vote for panels they find interesting. How can I tie revenue to social media?
    [Blog] How Online Courses Changed My Business
    When I started out, it was because Julien Smith told me that I ought to teach people how to create their own blog topics. That evolved into Blog Topics: The Master Class, and since then, I’ve launched a dozen or so more. I’ve been teaching online courses for the last three or four years. Continue Reading The post How Online Courses Changed My Business appeared first on onlinecourses
    [Blog] Key To Inbound Marketing: Buy an iPhone
    All of our franchisees now realize why blogging, social media, search engine optimization, etc. encourage our franchisees to think of the iPhone as a natural extension of their body, always at hand to shoot a video, snap a photo, dictate a blog headline, or record a stream of consciousness for a social media post. Larry Spada is vice president of branding and marketing for Outdoor Living Brands and author of the blog Web Wise Rants and Raves. The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. Apple changed my life.
    [Blog] 16 trends I’ve noticed from marketers attending recent geo / location-based events
    Other trends I’ve noticed from attendees have been that everyone doesn’t have a smart phone and many are looking for use cases/case studies to see why everyone is talking/blogging about location-based applications. Marketers really don’t want another application to have to manage outside of Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and WordPress/blogs. Everyone is looking for case studies and are trying to duplicate the success stories they read via blogs. Flickr Photo  By ashley.adcox. Two weeks ago TriOut Founder, Lawrence Ingraham spoke at a NC New Tech meetup to a group of VCs.
    [Blog] How To Succeed With Visual Social Media Marketing
    savvybostonian Tweet This Visual Marketing on All Scales We have an exciting show today featuring Ekaterina Walter and Jessica Gioglio , both of whom are veteran Social Pros guests (and Jessica is a regular guest contributor on the Convince and Convert blog ). Tweetable Moments Our whole mantra is to celebrate our fans. They join us this week to talk about their new book The Power of Visual Storytelling. The book, designed for businesses who want to stand out from the noise , focuses on the ways brands can tell their story in the changing media landscape. Holy Social!
    [Blog] Strategy Lessons: The Fire Book
    This blog series looks at each of the Five Rings (chapters), and discusses how some of the phrases apply to the modern communications market. classic example of this was Southwest Airlines’ decision to blog about seating policy changes. The negative response was overwhelming with seven hundred loyal Southwest customers expressing their disdain on the blog post. A Book of Five Rings , written by Miyamoto Musashi in 1645, is one of the world’s classic sources of strategy. Musashi. This is a timeless truth in marketing. GM only surrendered its lead as top U.S.
    [Blog] Business Lessons from the Woodtick Theater
    That depends on the type of business you’ve got, but a few tactics include producing an email newsletter that’s worthy of forwarding, including social sharing buttons on your blog and website, being active in social media, having a presence on review sites like Yelp (if applicable), or even developing a formal referral program with discounts or other incentives. A few weeks back, I had a chance to get away for a few days “up nort&# as Minnesotans say, for some fishing and relaxing with the family. That’s an impressive set of performance metrics for any business.
  • ENGAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Blog] 30 Tweets Worth Reading, Retweeting, and Maybe Even Printing Out From #AMP12
    Be sexy with your blog writing. I can get behind that. The great thing about Twitter is that for live events you can get in on the action without really being there. For example, Association Media and Publishing is having it’s annual meeting, which is kind of a big deal for those in the association media space. And while I wasn’t able to attend myself, I was able to follow the hashtag #AMP12 and feel like I was almost there. debbiemillman : “if you wait until you’re confident to try something new, you’re doomed.” ” Just go for it! amp12. amp12. amp12.
    [Blog] Radio shows are up
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Radio shows are up Posted July 5th, 2010 by admin and filed in Radio Show , Social Media , social media behavior Tags: Brenda Buratti , Social Media , social media coach , social media identity , Taylor Ellwood , Time management View Comments Interview with Brenda Buratti about time management, media, and definitions of time and space. Social Media radio show on identity and Social media. Imagine Your Reality. All Rights Reserved.
    [Blog] Interview with Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist
    The value of context in defining your business Social media and workplace discipline How to figure out how to participate on social media sites Participation and its role in affiliate marketing Why I enjoy learning outside my discipline What makes you stand out? social context determines how contact is perceived Recent Comments Anonymous on Accountability in social media Tony Karrer on Accountability in social media Anonymous on Why social media etiquette is important for business Anonymous on Why social media etiquette is important for business Info on What makes you stand out?
    [Blog] Interview with Erik Radtke of and social media coach radio.
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Interview with Erik Radtke of and social media coach radio shows Posted July 27th, 2010 by admin and filed in Search Engine Optimization , Social Media , business , social media behavior Tags: DNS , Eric Radtke , geo location , mobile social media , Social Media , Taylor Ellwood View Comments Social Media coach radio:  Is social media a vocation? In this episode, I ask if social media is a vocation and offer evidence that it is. Imagine Your Reality.
    [Blog] What is Return on Relationship
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes What is Return on Relationship Posted August 20th, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , social media behavior Tags: Return on Relationship , Social Media View Comments Return on Relationship is more than just a buzz phrase. It’s a philosophy about Relationships and how important they are for business. ? Imagine Your Reality. All Rights Reserved. This site is powered by WordPress and uses the theme called Basic Simplicity by Michael Janzen
    [Blog] Social media and workplace discipline
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Social media and workplace discipline Posted October 8th, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , business , social media behavior Tags: Social Media , social media coach , Taylor Ellwood , workplace discipline View Comments In the workplace social media can be a useful tool for presenting the company or a distraction from the job. Imagine Your Reality. All Rights Reserved.
    [Blog] How to Add Your YouTube Videos to Pinterest
    So you’ve started using Pinterest to promote your blog. But once I realized I could promote my YouTube videos on Pinterest, everything changed! I’ve spent a lot of time, effort and energy building my YouTube channels and I’ve made sure each video we upload is optimized and takes viewers to a page where they can sign up to be added to my blog’s mailing list. Make sure the copy is inviting, and that it includes a number of keywords related to your blog. 8. Add a link to your blog or squeeze page. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Congratulations!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011
    [Blog] How to Use SEO Wisely for Long-term Profits
    If you have a blog online, the bottom line is you need to reach targeted audience.  The main keyword that I have been trying to rank my blog for receives a nice 9000-10,000 hits a month.  Start with your blog posts. Even though you have a main keyword you want your blog to rank for, you should take a look at your past posts. Do Just because you want your blog to rank for “vegetable gardening” [5400 searches globally] doesn’t mean you can’t have a post that ranks for “grow tomatoes” [1300 searches globally].  Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
  • FEVER BEE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
    [Blog] Community Management: Planning The Week
    For example, a typical day might include: 9am - 11am: Growth tactics (invite 5 people, reach out to a blog for promotion). Professional community managers plan their week in advance. Their plans are based upon data collected from the community (growth, engagement and sense of community), and knowledge of what communities need to further develop.    Let's assume your community is in the establishment phase and you're a full-time community manager working 40 hours a week (I know, but let's imagine). Now you can slot these activities into a plan for each day.
    [Blog] Why Facebook’s New Publishing Tool is a Threat to Twitter
    They are willing to use it to see interesting posts on blogs and news websites. The post Why Facebook’s New Publishing Tool is a Threat to Twitter appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. Since the beginning, Facebook has been a place where people share what they’re doing. They post pictures, videos, and status updates that let their friends and family know what’s going on in their lives at that very moment. Some use it to post thoughts on things that are happening at that moment. Others simply share the latest joke they heard. Related articles.
    [Blog] Hurts So Good
    Amazingly, some brands do have their very own Steve Jobs reality distortion field. I bet you thought this Blog post was going to be about Apple , didn't you? blog post. What do you do when a brand is so good no matter how bad it treats their customers? While on vacation, I frequent a particular restaurant. It's a basic health food restaurant (salads, smoothies, sandwiches, etc.) and everything is fresh and delicious (no kidding). The problem? The wait staff is terrible. To the point of embarrassment. The service is also slow (have you ever waited 45 minutes for a salad?). brand.
    [Blog] Scheduling Your Feedburner Delivery
    Related Posts Seven Questions to Reflect On In the New Year How to Motivate Employees without Money Level 5 Leaders Need Level 5 Employees Create a Business Blogging Strategy While You’re On Vacation Have something to add? Fink August 4th, 2010 at 6:28 pm Gini — thanks for taking another one of my questions as part of your video blog. Yes, I do read most of my blog subscriptions at night, that’s when I can focus on them. The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. Leave a comment!
    [Blog] No One Knows Who You Are
    Even if they have heard their names, they don’t care about someone’s big blog or Instagram profile. I don’t care how big you are online — in your community or nationally — you have to assume no one knows who you are. It’s funny how some people feel an online profile is the most important part of their career today. Building a business or a career based on an online reputation instead of an the actual product or service can only lead to difficulties. As shocking as it may to many big online influencers, a lot of people don’t know who they are.
    [Blog] From MAGNET: Out of Your Mind and Into Your Hands With Rapid Prototyping
    This post originally appeared on MAGNET’s  Manufacturing Success blog and is reposted with permission. Out of Your Mind and in to Your Hands With Rapid Prototyping. Rapid prototyping technology machines print physical models from virtual designs. These machines layer materials in to super tiny layers-anywhere from about.0006 –.01 inches thick! The benefit to this type of fabrication is that it’s inexpensive for producing small quantities of a model- typically for testing the fit, form, and function. ”You These rapid prototyping machines make that possible.”.
    [Blog] What Rex Ryan Taught Me About Social Media
    Take a look at their communication patterns on social outposts like Twitter, Facebook, and their blog. Tweet You might think he’s overrated, a blowhard, or a fatso but New York Jets coach Rex Ryan understands human psychology. Unlike most NFL teams, the Jets do not control players’ media access. Any player is free to speak with any reporter at any time. Ryan has just one rule that governs the interactions between players and press: “In all interviews, players must acknowledge at least two teammates, and one coach.&#. Genius. It’s Not About You.
    [Blog] The Me, Myself and I Challenge
    In some top tier blogs, you can count 30, 40, even 50% of the ten visible posts beginning with the word I. And that provoked the thought, “What would happen to a blog if the blogger couldn’t use the words me, myself or I for a month?&#. So from Thanksgiving until Christmas, look for me to take the Me, Myself and I challenge on this blog. To discuss the whole meme of nihilism in social media would be pointless. It’s been beaten to death. Bloggers are by their very nature self centered creatures. How annoying would that be?
    [Blog] ING Direct CEO Gives Employees “The Right to B h”
    Here’s a screenshot of what Peter said, taken directly from the ING blog. While I was speaking at the Newsgator conference in Amsterdam I learned of a very interesting story at ING Direct (Canada). For those of you not familiar with ING Direct, it has around 1,200 employees and is based in Canada and operates things such as savings accounts, retirement plans, mortgages, and mutual funds. Their CEO is Peter Aceto  and he recently gave his employees the right to b h. It’s rare (unheard of?) And, if they did so, would they still have a job the next morning? Collaboration
    [Blog] What's Coming Up Next for Social CRM and Enterprise 2.0?
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER What’s Coming Up Next for Social CRM and Enterprise 2.0? ellen at appfusions dot com (Your blog is just incredible - yet yes, I think you are a machine. 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, and SCRM.  space with a collection of over 50+ Enterprise 2.0
    [Blog] Quote: "In the future, everybody will be anonymous for 15 minutes.
    siliconia and erik, and anyone else who may take an interest: Ive written up a full blog post on the question of the origin of the "anonymous for 15 minutes" quote [link] Sep 29, 2009 siliconia said. The Steve Rubel Stream Edit Delete Autopost 28 Aug 2009 Quote: "In the future, everybody will be anonymous for 15 minutes." During a recent interview with Personal Branding magazine , the writer asked me what I thought about this amusing quote , which is the inverse of Andy Wharhols more famous one. I am not so sure. Aug 28, 2009 Corvida Raven said. disagree. Aug 28, 2009 AriMelber said.
    [Blog] Top 10 Digital Marketing #Video Interviews with @JayBaer
    Most of the videos are published over at the ExactTarget blog and on our YouTube account. I have the pleasure of chatting it up with Jay Baer, New York Time’s best selling author and head honcho over at Convince & Convert , weekly concerning digital marketing news and trends. would encourage you to check all of them out. However, here are the top ten. 1. Facebook is Becoming Two-Faced. What Are They Doing? 2. Adventures in the New Google Inbox. 3. The Future of Instagram Video. 4. Will Twitter’s Lead Generation Cards Work? 5. Should Brands Use SnapChat? 6.
    [Blog] The History of Google Panda & Penguin, Abridged
    Questions about how Google Panda, Penguin, or other algorithm changes and how they affect your blog? This is a guest post by Matt Beswick. Every year, Google quietly releases hundreds of refinements to their search engine algorithms. Most of these updates are small, incremental changes that go largely unnoticed. The major upgrades, however, receive serious coverage by mainstream news outlets and bloggers alike due to the momentous impact that they have on the broader web at every level. Why Google’s Panda Algorithm Was Released. The Panda Changelog. Panda 1.0 Panda 2.4
    [Blog] Hello September
    You can read Emma’s blog post here  - she’s rocking that necklace! Click to the link to read the full blog post. How is it September already? This This week I’ve been mostly… Recovering from a Hen Weekend. The previous weekend was spent with some of my favourite people laughing, drinking, eating and then recovering in a spa. We started off the weekend with afternoon tea followed by a game of Mr & Mrs. Here’s what I settled on to wear that day… French Connection monochrome dress with some Manolos. Going ga-ga over Gema Jewellery. September
    [Blog] 8 Random Thoughts
    All of the mentioned topics were notable but not worth full blog posts so you’re getting a bit of a mash-up. 1) Lists Don’t Matter Until You’re On One. It’s an honor, and rather than blog here and create entities to help the local community this seemed like an easier path. Strap in, this is going to be a bit of a random wild post. Most folks claim that lists don’t matter until they are on one. Then the lording of mightiness ensues, humblebrags and the posts of “how you, too, can be part of x influencer (or whatever) list.” Care to comment?
    [Blog] Will Facebook’s ‘buy’ button succeed where its previous ecommerce attempts have failed?
    As we discussed on the blog recently , this app has monetised well through in-app purchases and marketplaces – this year, it sold 150,000 smartphones within 10 minutes. Facebook is determined to finally crack e-commerce and if it proves to be a success, its rivals are determined to cash in too. In recent years, Facebook has been frustrated with incorporating micro-payments, removing its virtual currency ‘credits’ , as well as twice culling its ‘gifts’ offering , and several major brands have closed their Facebook stores too, after claiming that return on investment was poor.
    [Blog] Draft And Burn
    There's a reason why I write and Blog the way that I do. Unload via a Blog post, but save it as a draft before hitting the "send" or "publish" button. We can sometimes forget how easy it is to blast off a message in the heat of the moment. One of the biggest drawbacks to these digital channels is that it's hard to understand the emotion that happens behind a text (emoticons can both help and hinder this further). grapple with this on a daily basis. I'm shooting much more for clarity and directness. When you're really pissed off. Create a draft first. draft.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011
    [Blog] This video deserves a longer post…
    If you read my blog, the line ‘God is people connected through the internet’ will probably do enough for you to watch the video below, even if, like me, you might be somewhat secular in your personal beliefs. It really does deserve a longer post and more discussion, which is how I found it via Kevin Kelly. Digital Culture activism connected internet religion
    [Blog] Bootcamp, Here I Come
    Give Waxing UnLyrical wings : yes, I think this is progressing as planned. I see more comments, traffic and greater engagement (certainly thanks in no small part to the Livefyre comment system but also to the consistency and range of content on the blog, much of which comes from killer guest bloggers, so this is not me patting myself on my back). And it made me re-evaluate the goals I’d set for myself at the start of the year , and ask myself whether or not I’d made any progress towards them. Looking back, they were: 1. And you are a large part of that, so thank you. 2.
  • 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.
    [Blog] Book Review: iPhone Millionaire
    However, you may be the first to see whatever it is I end up creating, right here on this blog. This is a guest post from  Michael Rosenblum , author of  iPhone Millionaire. In this series of posts about social media books, I invite the author to share something about themselves and why they wrote the book, and what in the book might be of particular interest to association or nonprofit audiences.  . So watch this space. Verdict (Buy, Borrow, Skim, Pass?):  Buy if you’re at all interested in this medium (and don’t have an in-house video department). call it ‘screenworld’.
    [Blog] Reddit vs Digg: A Case Study
    Websites, even tech blogs, have stopped paying attention to them. We’ve been planning on this story for a while but it’s been challenging finding a piece of content that fit the criteria. It needed to be very close to being equally popular on both Digg and Reddit, plus we needed the site owner to be willing to share their analytics data with us. Thanks to our friends at Techi , we found a case study story. Let’s take a look: The Numbers. As you can see, they had the same title and both were submitted to the Politics section. The Circumstances. The Results. Will they?
  • ENGAGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Blog] Content Design for the Digital Reader
    content marketing executive with more than two decades of experience who’s helped develop online reading applications for publishers such and AOL and Hearst, Pittman is also the voice behind the blog, “ From Concept 2 Market: What Makes a Product Worth Talking About.” This interview, conducted and written by TMG Managing Editor Corey Murray, is part of the Content to Change series, a collection of interviews with the custom content industry’s best and brightest. I was sitting on the bus on the way to work a few mornings ago when a thought suddenly struck me: “Where’s all the trash?”
    [Blog] 3 Common Facebook Ad Mistakes Everyone is Making
    Common Facebook Ad Mistakes Everyone is Making is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Facebook ads are a very powerful tool. There are so many options for marketers, it is a bit like flying the space shuttle for many of us. We just don’t quite know what we are doing yet. For many Facebook marketers we are having to learn how to create good Facebook ads by creating a few bad Facebook ads first. But there are plenty of best practices and lessons to take note of to help improve that learning curve a bit. Targeting Non-Fans.
    [Blog] Some Social Media Sites That Ultimately Failed the Test
    They already had a misstep in early June: The developers deleted all user information from the classic site without warning (including personal emails and blog entries), creating a major outcry from users who lost several years’ worth of data. 2. Launched as a book and music review site in 1999, Xanga soon morphed into a blogging platform. Users were given a “Xanga site,” which consisted of a blog, photoblog, videoblog, audioblog, a mini-blog called a “Pulse,” and a social networking profile. MySpace. ITunes Ping. Xanga. Friendster.
    [Blog] How to Write Posts People Will Remember
    I am fortunate enough to meet quite a few of my blog’s readers face-to-face at conferences. What people don’t remember about your blog. What people do remember about your blog. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. It’s always a surreal and enlightening experience. One of the most interesting parts of the experience is having readers share with you the posts that you’ve written that they remember most. On some occasions they remember things you’ve written years in the past! loved it!” ” Or. What a great post!”
    [Blog] GoDaddy Released Personally Identifiable Information To Spammer Without Permission
    Here’s her blog post showing all of the information and where she explains what happened: [link]. Now this is bizarre. But apparently GoDaddy is being accused of releasing personally identifiable information (a woman’s email address) to someone who she’s accusing of being a spammer. And GoDaddy apparently released her email address to the spammer after she filled out an abuse complaint. The spammer wanted to know who had complained about their website, so GoDaddy gave them her email address. Of course, without permission. Marketing Foo
    [Blog] How to Know in 30 Seconds if Your Facebook Presence is Working
    The posting strategies that have proven to be successful are a whole other topic that couldn’t fit into a single blog post, so for now I just want to explore the quick and easy methods that I’ve used to tell if a Facebook page is working or not. Over the last couple of weeks, my exploration into the world of effective automotive social media has turned more towards pitches and consultations. It comes down to reach, which means that the answer has absolutely, positively nothing to do with fans. I’ll demonstrate that in a moment. Wrong. It all looks great, right?
    [Blog] Search Engine Optimization Firms Like RankPay Still Hurting SEO Industry
    Blog:* I am still amazed that search engine optimization firms like RankPay are still relying on what I would call shady marketing techniques like sending UCE Spam (UCE stands for Unsolicited Commercial Email), trying to get more search engine optimization business. It is the companies like Rankpay (detailed below) that are sending emails like the one below that is truly hurting the search engine optimization industry as a whole. And if you are so inclined, I would even complain to their ISP (Internet Service Provider) for sending out spam. noticed that your. underway?
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
    [Blog] The Best Brands on Instagram 2014
    The post The Best Brands on Instagram 2014 appeared first on Devumi Blog. 2014 may go down as the Year of Instagram as the photo sharing app surpassed the 300 million user mark. This number surpasses even the mighty Twitter. Brands in 2014 have finally gotten on board with Instagram, and some exciting content has been produced over the year. Here are five of the best brands on Instagram according to which are my favorites. If you’re short on ideas about what you can do, visit one of them and see what they’re up to lately so you know how it’s done. GoPro – GoPro Cameras.
    [Blog] Reflections on the Social Customer
    At the time, I'd recently re-read Cluetrain , blogs were not well known, and I had just returned from Dave Winer 's  BloggerCon III , where I had fantastic conversations with Dave, and Doc Searls , and Jay Rosen  and many others I'm still grateful to call friends to this day. Others have taken the term and incorporated it into their own blogs and book titles. Almost seven years ago, in October 2004, I wrote The Social Customer Manifesto. want to know when something is wrong, and what you're going to do to fix it. Unless they have something useful.
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