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SPIN SUCKS [Blog] The Best Blogging Platform and Plugins
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
Jeremy Whittaker , my Utah turned Germany friend, asks, “Could you give a rundown of the the best technologies for a corporate blog? I’m looking for the best platforms and plugins that make a blog rock.. If you’re curious about my personal Tumblr blog I mention, you can find it here ( Del Williams calls it food porn). Tweetbacks (shows tweets as comments on the blog). OnSwipe (allows you to view the blog on the tablet as if it’s a magazine). The Best Blogging Platform and Plugins originally appeared on Spin Sucks on September 1, 2011.
SPIN SUCKS [Blog] Blogging Mistakes Equal Lessons Learned
| MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, I made a blogging mistake. That week, a handful of people sent me the Chick-fil-A Mashable story about fake Facebook accounts and, because I needed a blog topic, I was in a hurry, and it seemed like an open and closed case, I blogged about it. But I missed the part that the company denied any part in the fake Facebook accounts and my blog post, while it had an update on it, created a PR lesson for something that didn’t really exist. But, because they hadn’t done it, it became a moot point for this blog.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING [Blog] Blogging Is Dead
| TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
Every year, pundits proclaim the death of blogging. In 2008, it was Wired , wondering if the rise of Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and the like would be more en vogue for individuals, who were getting pushed aside as the conglomerate professional blogs were beginning to take prominence. In 2009, Copyblogger declared blogging dead (again) but noted that it would continue to live on. But Malik won't have us count blogging out - there's still plenty of room left for long-form content. Do we need to force-fit blogs to become more snack-sized as we Tumblrize the world?
FIREBELLY [Blog] Pinterest: Top 4 most popular pinboard categories
| THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
As part of Pinterest week at Firebelly, here are some of the key findings from RJ Metrics: The all-time most popular pinboard categories are Home (17.2%), Arts and Crafts (12.4%), Style/Fashion (11.7%), and Food (10.5%). Good news for e-commerce players looking to cash in on Pinterest: Products I Love is the third most popular pinboard name, and pins that exist on pinboards about Products are the most likely to be liked by other users. Food is the fastest-growing pinboard category. Many of our clients have already recognized the value of Pinterest. Ciao for now!
KIKOLANI [Blog] 10 Steps to Creating Reader-Oriented Blog Content
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
Reader-oriented blog content writing is simple once you are familiar with the basic building blocks required to draw the reader in and keep them reading. If your blog is about the latest business trends in fine dining, talk to local restaurant owners. Sprinkle your blog with a variety of posts that include illustrative stories, how-to articles, product reviews, interviews, personal anecdotes and tips. Ask them what they like and what they dislike about your blog, and then act on the answers. How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting. Blogging
FIREBELLY [Blog] 12 Questions To Ask Before You Build An Online Community
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
“I don’t know if I should build an online community. hear this very often when I’m working with clients that are launching a community – or building the foundation of what might become a community – to be more accurate. couple of over arching considerations: What are the marketing goals and how will building a community support them? Can your organization sustain an ongoing investment of time and money to build a community? Here are some more specific questions*: Are people genuinely interested in your organization? How will you keep people engaged ?
KIKOLANI [Blog] How to Set Up Blog Comments as Goals in Google Analytics Using WordPress Hacks
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
I’m a data junkie, and there’s nothing I enjoy more than learning more about the visitors coming to my blog. For those who aren’t interested in selling products or capturing mailing list subscribers, is there anything else you can count as a goal on your blog? What You Can Learn from Setting Up Blog Comments as Goals. This will let you know what social media sites, guest blog posts, or other referrers are sending traffic that not only reads your posts, but also gets engaged. Name your goal Blog Comments or similar. BloggingDisclaimer.
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] Blogging Advice for the Creatively Challenged
| TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
It’s painful coming up with blogging topics. In fact, I believe most people are fantastic blog writers. If you blog for a business, then you need to embrace and show your organization’s culture. Blogging is an exercise of individualism. The same goes for business blogging. Boring corporate blogs reflect a boring corporate culture. Being an Editor “Compile, Categorize, and Comment” Free yourself from the tyranny of “blog original content” The original content mantra says that the best ideas are unique.
KYLE LACY [Blog] 15 Stats On How The Top Nonprofits Use Social Media
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
This is interesting to me because it tells me that only 22% of nonprofits actively blog. bloggingI was reading an infographic from Craig Newmark’s CraigConnects and realized that the statistics within the image were brilliant. wanted to outline some of the top stats and give you some ideas in regards to how the top nonprofits are using social meida. The deal is, it’s not about money, it’s about getting people to talk with each other to make people’s lives better,” said Newmark. 92 % of Nonprofit Websites Contain At Least One Social Media Button. This is a shame. C.A.R.E
WRITTENT BLOG [Blog] 6 Experts’ Proven Tips for Creating a Successful Blog
| THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
'It’s easy to start a blog, but it’s incredibly difficult to build an audience. But there’s nothing to worry about as our blogging experts are here to share their tips for creating a blog from scratch and maintaining it building a lively and active audience. “When first starting a blog, the most important thing to do is to just start writing and publishing. Many blog starters get caught up in the fear of publishing a piece with typos, a post that’s not meaty in its advice, or whatever other reason they may come up with. Blog for the job you want.
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] How to Clean Your Blog’s Junk Drawer
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
Is your sidebar your blog’s junk drawer? Originally blog sidebars held all the “cool” blog add-ons. Then Google Adsense came along and pimped out everyone’s blog to the highest bidder. Top blogs are stingy with sidebar real estate. The goal is to find a way to talk to your audience in something other than 300 word blog posts. well thought out blog is an amusement park for your ideal reader. Your reader should be infatuated with your content and curious to peek around every corner of your blog. Blog Marketing Blog Strategy
FIREBELLY [Blog] Millennials: The Digital Natives That Are Always ‘On’ Social Media
| THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013
'There seems to be a lot of talk about the oddities of Generation Y, or the Millennials, but what really makes this generation stand out? The millennial generation is full of technology driven, social media fanatics. Millennials were born between the early 80’s to the mid 90’s, currently being between ages 18-29, making me part of the generation. Mobile devices have created an environment where Millennials are almost always on. Millennials engage in real-time mobile activities all the time. am currently in college thus my friends seem to throw a lot of parties. Generation ADD?
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] How to Promote Your Blog with Irresistible RSS Feeds
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
also learned that managing your RSS feed is a great way to get traffic for your blog. Check your blog posts and make sure you have a well formatted and visually appealing image. m very interested in blogging, apps, apple, productivity, and lifehacks. Review your blog’s current RSS feed and see if your Twitter, Facebook, and other share icons show up. I’ve only touched on a few great ways to pump your RSS feed’s blog promotion power. Do you have any questions about using RSS to promote your blog? Blog Marketingignored everyone of them.
FIREBELLY [Blog] Facebook For Business Tip #1: Pages not Profiles
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
Over the next 12 weeks we’ll we sharing 12 Facebook tips for businesses. This first tip is pretty important. If your business has a Profile instead of a Business Page, then you won’t be able to utilize most of the other 11 tips we’ll be sharing. receive Facebook friend requests from businesses daily. always politely decline (I don’t want to be friends with a shoe store) and send them a helpful message of “Hey, you’re missing out on some pretty neat features by having a Profile instead of a Business Page…blah blah blah.. Pages provide analytics.
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] Why Your Blog Needs More than Great Content
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011
Blog StrategyLike most, I would rather purchase an iPad 2 at the Apple Store than at Best Buy. Think about it. If the purchase is just about the product, then any old store will do. Hell, I could pick my iPad up at the check out window at McDonalds and still be happy. Right? Nope. [.].
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] 7 Blog Marketing Ideas the Experts Forgot To Tell You [Special Report]
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
Know what I don’t know” instead of “Not knowing what I don’t know” Blog marketing is a race to discover the strategies you don’t know so that you can put them into action. When I first started Pushing Social 2 years ago, I did exhaustive research on the the latest blog marketing techniques and strategies. The problem is that a lot more people blog and the competition for attention is sharper than ever. wrote “7 Blog Marketing Secrets The Experts Forgot to Tell You” for two reasons: Arm you with 7 new blog marketing ideas. More Blog Promotion Tips.
FIREBELLY [Blog] 2012 Social Media Predictions: 5 Must-Reads
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011
Below are 5 must-reads related to 2012 social media predictions that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Social Media Predictions For 2012. By Avi Savar Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other outlets are constantly evolving and experimentation is necessary to find success. Once we accept that “social” does not equal “transactional” we’ll all be a lot more adept at using it in 2012. Three trends and tools to watch in the coming year: 12 B2B Social Media Predictions for 2012. By Jeffrey L. Cohen 2012 is going to be a big year for adoption of social media for B2B companies.
GRANDMA MARY SHOW [Blog] 6 Places to Find Ideas for Blog Posts
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010
Gotta get the blog post out and feeling fresh out of ideas? Here are 6 great places to find ideas for your new blog post. If so, turn it into a blog post! Other blogs. Make sure you are subscribing to other blogs with Google Reader and keeping track of blogs in your industry. You can also find blogs listed by category at Alltop. How about you, where are your best places to find blog posts ideas? bloggingBrain freeze! Questions on your Facebook Page. Are people asking questions there? E-mail questions. LinkedIn Answers.
FIREBELLY [Blog] Infographic: Pinterest Best Practices
| THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
This is an excellent supplement to an earlier post on our blog, Pinterest: Early Best Practices From Firebelly. Edelman , a global PR firm, recently released an infographic highlighting the best practices of social media marketing on Pinterest. Are there any additional best practices that you would include?
KIKOLANI [Blog] 10 Free Blogging eBooks That Should Be Paid
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
In fact, there are many that give us good tips, advice and knowledge about blogging. Whether it is as a business or a personal project, you can improve your blog using these ten ebooks about blogging that are free, but shouldn’t be. Farnoosh is the creator of blog Prolific Living. Since then, he has not only been able to make a decent living, but his blog has become wildly popular. While his site is full of useful tips he has learned, he focused his ebook on one specific topic: how his blog grew to more than 10,000 subscribers within a single year.
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] How to Use the Golden Thread To Get More Blog Readers
| MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
Your readers can tell in a second if your blog feels right. In a heartbeat a reader analyzes your blog looking for a reason to leave. If your blog makes it through the checklist, then your post will be given another second for review. And so it goes until the reader leaves your blog a new fan or just another blip on your traffic report. As you may know, I’m reviewing a number of reader’s blogs. It’s usually simple to diagnose what’s wrong with an unsuccessful blog. But one day I ran across a blog that did everything right but still was struggling.
SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM [Blog] Whitepaper: B2B Blogging Trends in 2011
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
B2B blogging can be tricky, but rewarding all the same. That’s one of the questions the folks from Aggregage posed to a number of B2B blogging thought leaders in a new whitepaper titled: B2B Blogging Trends in 2011. [.]. B2B marketing Blogging Brand marketing Content marketing PR Research Social media marketing B2B blogging content marketing corporate blogging corporate blogging tips tips & tricksThe hardest question may well be whether you even want to start one in the first place.
CREATIVE RAMBLINGS [Blog] 5 more tips to increase blog traffic
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Write series of short articles Be grateful when people share your articles Autopost extracts from your articles on your website Use IntenseDebate to generate interaction Consider guest blogging Related Posts: In a previous article, I shared 12 tips to increase blog traffic. Blogging Tips Wordpress blog traffic tips blogging search engine optimizationSince then, I have received a few emails from people asking me if.
SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM [Blog] Content Marketing: Content and Blog Frequency
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
Blogging Content marketing blog blog frequency blogging content marketing Joe PulizziContent marketing is marketing. So it should serve your business goals, take into account the needs and the behavior of your different ‘audience’ segments and finally be relevant from the perspective of costs, benefits and resources. These elements have an impact on the frequency of putting out content via the different channels you use. Frequency [.].
CREATIVE RAMBLINGS [Blog] 10 websites to find free images for your blog
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
Blogging Great Resources Tips free imagesIn this day and age, writing high-quality articles is not enough. Visitors want to be entertained visually. Adding images to your content will certainly make a difference in the experience of your audience, while increasing your chance of being found in search engine results. “Now, how do I find great pictures without breaking my piggy [.].
KIKOLANI [Blog] 5 Blogging Tips to Give Your Readers What They Want
| MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
By keeping these five blogging tips in mind, you’ll increase the likelihood of being a highly successful blogger. Building relationships with your readers is a key aspect of successful blogging and in order to do this you not only need to interact with your readers but you need to be genuine and authentic by expressing true emotions while at the same time being informative. Be sure your blog includes a personal touch that enables your readers to connect to you and to what you are saying. It’s not all about you – unless you’re using the blog as your own personal diary.
SOSHABLE [Blog] Blogging For Humans
| MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
We talk a lot about the importance of a blog. In the rush to keep up with the content volume being demanded by industry best practices, it’s too easy to forget the fundamental point of having a blog to begin with. mean, of course if should help bolster your Business SEO , but the true point behind a blog is for people to read it! If you’re writing a blog that you hope is read by humans and not just crawled by robots, then you need to (at least while you’re writing) not think of it as “content generation”, but as sharing. Blogs
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] 5 Can’t Fail Blog Promotion Strategies That’ll Get You Noticed
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
When you write a blog post, what is your workflow or your blog promotion strategy? If you asked me this a year ago, I’d say Facebook, Twitter, email list… and be done with it (then wonder why my blog wasn’t growing…). To start, I do the standard blog promotion on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+ updates. ve recently started to take the featured images on my blog posts more seriously so I have a thumbnail that stands out in the busy Facebook and Google+ Feeds. SocialMediaToday (and other community blogs). Blog Marketing
FIREBELLY [Blog] If Twitter Would Have Been Invented In The 80s
| FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
Last week we imagined if Facebook were invented in the 90s. This week, however… …we’re exploring what Twitter would have looked like if it had been invented in the 80s. Video URL: [link] ].
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] How to Make Your Blog Posts Work Harder for Your Business
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
Do you need to earn an income from your blog without scaring off loyal readers? Many bloggers are realizing that their blog has to work harder and earn an income. Even though you have a services link your readers are used to going directly to your blog and reading the latest post. go into detail about how Presell Posts work and how to combine them with your overall blogging strategy. More Blog Promotion Tips. Blog ProfitsAre you wondering how to market your product without looking like an used car salesman? You aren’t alone. Why Presell Posts Work.
FIREBELLY [Blog] 2 Cool (And Free!) Instagram Analytics Tools
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012
I love Instagram. My favorite filter, and therefore the one I use the most, is X-Pro II. My followers, however, seem to prefer when I use the Earlybird filter. Those photos received the most engagement by way of likes and comments. How do I know this? Well, I could have scrolled through all of my photos and tallied it up, but who has time for that? Not this guy (and I’m sure you don’t either). used Statigram and cross-referenced it with the Simply Measured Free Instagram Analytics report. Learn more about: • Top performing filters and photo tags. Best days and time for engagement.
SOCIALFISH [Blog] Fourteen sources of awesome topics for your nonprofit blog
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
Now that you set goals for your blog and have selected the right blogging platform , what are you going to write about? Monitoring blogs and using the advanced Twitter search will enable you to find out who’s talking about your cause. Read the rest of this post over at the Razoo Blog. From the Trenches Blog bloggingThis is the number one question that keeps every blogger up at night, and is exactly why it’s referred to as “feeding the beast. Survey your readers. Keep your ear to the ground. Check out your click-throughs on Twitter.
FIREBELLY [Blog] How To Transform A Facebook Account Into A Pinterest Pinboard
| FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
Love Facebook? Love Pinterest? Want to combine your love for the two and make Facebook look like Pinterest? Now you can! The Pinview Facebook app reformats your Facebook account – making it look like a Pinterest pinboard. It’s a really cool way to experience Facebook. You can select to view the News Feed, your own Facebook profile Wall, only photos or only videos in pinboard format. Check it out: Happy pinning/posting!
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] How to Find and Unleash Your Blog’s Voice
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
If your blog is a microphone and your posts are the lyrics then what is your voice? Two blogs start at the same time. Both blogs target the same audience. If you were to question readers of the successful blog, they would swear that the blogger is speaking directly to them. The successful blog had a distinct voice that gave it almost magical rapport-building power. Voice, it seems, is the magic, the force, behind extraordinary blogs. Blogs are getting more boring by the minute. Three million blog posts are published every day. Will you?
FIREBELLY [Blog] 3 Cool Pinterest Tools For Brands & Marketers
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
The popularity of Pinterest is growing by the pins! With all of the followers, likes, repins, boards and comments, it can be hard to keep track of everything your brand is doing on Pinterest. Consider using these tools to help with your Pinterest efforts: PinReach. Pinreach is a free platform that is very user-friendly. It breaks down each board in chronological order based on repins, followers, pins, likes and comments. It also displays analytical graphics, most popular pins and your influential followers. Pinerly. Curalate. Curulate offers affordable plans and can be tested with a free trial.
FIREBELLY [Blog] Public Relations And Social Media Q&A With IUPUI Professor Bruce Hetrick
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
'One of the reasons I loved going to IUPUI was because we had relevant professors. And by relevant, I mean they had real life experience in their fields and provided us with actual examples that helped propel our learning. One professor who made an impact in my life and the lives of others is Bruce Hetrick , who always stands out in my mind as one of the most professional and passionate individuals I have ever met. He knows public relations inside and out and remains a force in this field to this day in Indianapolis. decided to do a Q &A with him regarding social media and public relations.
FIREBELLY [Blog] “You Have To Love People”: The Shashi Bellamkonda Interview
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011
Web.com helps customers build their Facebook Pages [link] We have excellent resources on our three blogs: a) Solutions Are Power. My Blog. Twitter, Trains & Tandoori Chicken. met Shashi Bellamkonda a few years ago at the Optimization Summits where we were both speaking (along with Mack Collier , Jason Fall s, John Jantsch , Jay Ehret , Mark Juleen and other members of the social media intelligentsia). was immediately struck by the sheer number of people that Shashi knew – and how he intentionally went out of his way to get to know new people. b) Grow Smart Business.
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] 3 Cunning Blogging Lessons From the Game of Thrones
| THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
A hidden lesson that might have escaped your notice, but it’s critical that you understand it and use its lesson with your blogging and content strategy. Your blog is the product. Your blog has to represent a core principle and satisfy a universal need. What is your blog’s role in your audience’s life? Our go-to tool is blogging and content marketing. What are the 3 content launches that will flesh out your roster and attract the perfect reader to your blog? Only the largest blogs can profitably sell advertising. Can you?
FIREBELLY [Blog] Top 11 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts of 2011
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011
Here are the top 11 social media marketing posts on the Firebelly blog in 2011 based on number of views. Facebook For Business Tip #1: Pages not Profiles. Social Search: Tempur-Pedic “Ask Me” Commercial. Facebook For Business Tip #8: Wildfire Contests. Gettin’ Unique With QR Codes. Make Your Social Media Sharing Buttons Effective. Facebook for Business Tip #4: Custom “Tabs”. How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress. Realities About Facebook Page Likes (And Why Big Like Numbers Mean Nothing). Social Media Mistakes Easily Prevented By Common Sense. Image by Paul Octavious ].
FIREBELLY [Blog] 5 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Website For Mobile
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011
Apple iOS icons are a professional touch. Recently, HubSpot’s Website Grader began factoring mobile optimization in to its scores. After all, it’s about time for mobile platforms to be considered in the production of every website, as more people are owning smartphones. This doesn’t mean making a completely new version of the website built just for mobile. There are three essential steps, though, that should be followed during website production. The most important thing to do is test, test, test. The most important thing to do is test, test, test. Build CSS for Mobile.
FIREBELLY [Blog] 5 Social Media-Related Pinterest Boards To Follow
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
Interested in social media, but still not sure where to begin with Pinterest? Start by following these 5 social media-related boards. All are guaranteed to be educational and/or entertaining. Let’s Get Social. The Social Media Manager. Marketing + Social Media. Social Media Place. Social Media Infographics. Looking for something more specific? You can also find Facebook-related boards here. Twitter-related boards here. Linkedin-related boards here. Google Plus-related boards here. And even Pinterest-related boards here. Happy pinning!
FIREBELLY [Blog] 3 Ways Brands Can Prepare For Facebook Timeline
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
Rumor has it Facebook will be rolling out Timeline for brand pages any day now. The most frequently given date is February 29. Until Facebook makes their official announcement, however, we don’t exactly know how Timeline will work for brand pages. Assuming it’s going to be a lot like Timeline that’s already rolled out for people, here are 3 easy ways brands can prepare for the change: 1. Prepare your cover photo. The cover photo at the top of the page gives you a lot of room to make an impact. Establish your timeline of events. Keep calm and carry on.
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] Why You Should Ignore Social Media Etiquette and Promote Your Blog Posts
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
Here’s the “secret” to attracting more readers to your blog. Promote your blog posts. . am not being a smart ass and unfortunately I’m not stating the obvious either. Most bloggers either under-promote their blog posts or refuse to tell their readers that they have something new to say. They depend on you to break through the clutter and direct their attention to your blog. Of course, there are some misguided jerks who will promote their blog posts 100 times daily on Twitter and Facebook. hate theory so I’m going to tell you how I promote my blog posts.
SOCIAL MEDIA CITIZENS [Blog] TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs February 26th, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share I’ve just created a new tab in my RSS reader solely dedicated to Augmented Reality. RobertRice I'd suggest [link] (Tish Shute) and my own blog [link] as well. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. powerful as it is, technology is just an enabler. It’s the technology in the hands of almost ALWAYS CONNECTED PEOPLE that make it so powerful.”
KIKOLANI [Blog] How To Create Better Video Blogs
| MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012
Today we’ll be looking at how you can better your video blogs through 8 simple steps, which will really make your vlog stand out from the crowd. Take some time to look at popular video blogs and vlogs that are just starting up. Each of your video blogs should talk about one particular topic concisely. When you start thinking about how to present your video blogs always bear in mind the three golden genres of online video; entertaining video, informative video and educational video. It’s Not Enough to Create Content on a Blog. Blogging
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] These Blog Posts Always Get Noticed
| MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
Copy Junkie, my second attempt at blogging, was failing fast. Even though the blog was packed with information and tips they were getting ignored. I was commenting on other blogs. In fact, writing with a pole up your butt is a surefire way to flushing your blog down the toilet. You need to trash your intellectual and logically structured blog posts. Too many bloggers think professional blogging is about spouting off about their personal annoyances. Blog Post WritingI couldn’t crack the code. What sucked was that I was doing everything right.
KIKOLANI [Blog] 5 Tips to Highlight the Best Content on Your Blog
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Not every post you write on your blog will be a winner, but that doesn’t mean you should stop writing blog posts that aren’t perfect. After all, you won’t find out what’s popular until you post it, and you need to keep your blog updated at all times. Highlighting the best content on your blog is one great way to show off your most valuable content and entice readers to click from your “traffic-attracting” posts to the ones that provide value and make them a loyal reader. Questions to Ask About Offensive Content on Your Blog.
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] Blog Mastery Weekend Assignment #9 – Commenting Mistakes That Make You Look Like a Schmuck
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012
H ow are you using comments to attract readers to your blog? Comments, by far, are the easiest and cheapest way to build a reputation and attract readers to your blog. Drive-By Comments: Some folks have got it in their heads that they can boost their Google rankings by dropping one-sentence comments on as many blogs as they can find. Quick Tip: I love WordPress but it’s pretty hard to do anything special with your blog post layout. If you use your blog for sales and leads then I’m sure you’ve pulled your hair out trying to customize landing pages and blog templates.
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The Bamboo Project Blog. You can: Take a picture (or several) and upload them to Flickr or to your blog. Write about your hometown in your blog. They are: For the most comments on a wide range of blogs (not just the â??topâ?? thought about this while reading Brad Neubergs little gem of a blog post on Creating a Personal Research Agenda. At that time I was focused on creating a very structured, "beautiful" product, so I covered how to use wikis and blogs to construct a portfolio. » Wondering What This Blog is All About? Blogging.
FIREBELLY [Blog] 7 Reasons Why The Time Is Right For Online Community
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
People ask me all the time for my recommendations and thoughts on building online communities – and why this is such a good time to build them. The answer is layered and yet perfectly straightforward. People are less willing to commit to traditional organizations. People want greater transparency from traditional organizations. People want to make smaller commitments to more organizations. People don’t want to make big time commitments. People don’t want to drive places all the time. People are less conscious of being openly interested in shallow “organizations. Notes: .
ARI HERZOG [Blog] Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
One of the key goals when I started blogging was to encourage a healthy discussion area in the comments. ve always been a firm believer that the real gold to any blog post can (and does) come from the comments left afterward. From challenging the post itself to debating the thoughts left by other commenters, a blog’s comments can extend the life of a post infinitely (unless the blogger switches comments off after a certain period of time). Because a vanilla comment system is integrated, it’s part of your blog design’s file base. Ways To Foster It On Your Blog.
SPIN SUCKS [Blog] Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments
| TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. Valeria, who is one of the smartest people I know, rarely gets any comments, but her blog is one of the go-tos for nearly everyone in marketing. It’s one of a handful of blogs I have come into my email (instead of my RSS feed) so I don’t miss it every day. The blogger replies to every comment left on his or her blog post (Chris and me). Of course, I wrote that blog post from my perspective. Your blog is your home. You see, he writes to write.
KIKOLANI [Blog] 5 Essential Qualities of Growing Your Blog Quickly in a Crowded Niche
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
We all want our blogs to grow. For those of you unfamiliar with Danny, he started his blog Firepole Marketing at the beginning of 2011 and managed to not only build a name for himself, but also produce one of the Year’s best works (IMO) with his excellent book, Engagement From Scratch , a must read for any blogger. Not only did he produce 2-3 great articles each week on his own blog, but he also managed to land more guest posts in one year than anyone I’ve ever seen… by a landslide. Learn to Post Powerful and Effective Blog Titles. Blogging
SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM [Blog] Tips on Handling Negative Blog Comments
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011
One issue of concern which always comes up when considering a company blog and comments, regards the inevitable negative ones. B2B marketing B2C marketing Blogging Brand marketing Community marketing Content marketing Social media marketing blog comments corporate blog tips corporate blogging tips & tricks user commentsIt’s a valid concern because at some point you will get critical or negative comments and unless you plan on never taking any position on anything, you will almost certainly have to deal with someone [.].
KIKOLANI [Blog] 32 Experts Share Their Best Blog Post Promotion Tips
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
'In celebration of the launch of my first premium training course on how to promote your content , I asked some of the top blogging, content marketing, and online marketing experts to answer one important question. What’s your most successful method of promoting a blog post or other single piece of content? So how then does a blogger successfully promote a brand new blog post? Ramsay Taplin has sold blogs for $20,000 and now helps people learn how to start a blog and work from the couch over at BlogTyrant.com. Blog Marketing Blogging Featured
SPIN SUCKS [Blog] Three Blogs You Must Read
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, solopreneur and PR pro extraordinaire, Kellye Crane , wrote a blog post title, “ Three People You Must Read.. Three Blogs You Must Read. Instead, I’m going to look at really thoughtful leaders that have business, entrepreneurial, or leadership blogs. It’s only increased since reading his blog consistently. won’t repeat the vulgarity here, but it’s worth a trip to his blog to see it. His blog, Buzz Machine , is a not-to-be-missed daily read. What are the three blogs you think everyone should read? concur!
KIKOLANI [Blog] 5 Common Misconceptions Newbie Bloggers Have about Blogging
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
The popularity of blogging has recently erupted in the last few years and many new bloggers are coming on the scene. However most of them have a lot of misconceptions about blogging, probably because they have only heard about the success stories of probloggers, while never really bothering to delve into some ground realities of blogging. So let me share with you the five most common misconceptions newbie bloggers have about blogging. This is undoubtedly one of the most common misconceptions, not just about blogging but about about any other online business as well.
FIREBELLY [Blog] It’s Not Your Facebook Page, It’s You (That’s The Problem)
| TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
I hear it a lot. “We had/have a Facebook page, but it didn’t/doesn’t do anything.” ” If you’re thinking this right now about your brand’s Facebook page, forgive me for being the bearer of bad news, but your Facebook page is not going to do anything. YOU have to do something… First, YOU have to determine if your audience is on Facebook. Don’t assume that you need a Facebook page because you’ve been told everyone is on Facebook. Your particular audience may not be. Investigate, then be where your customers are. Promote your page.
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] Blogging Bed Time Story – How I Spent $1,200 for 4 Quarts of Oil.
| FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
don’t know what’s more twisted, that I paid that much for 4 quarts of oil or that I can turn the situation into a blog post. What Does This Sad Story Have to Do with Your Blog? I’ve looked at a lot of blogs that are working hard but are handicapped by their owners. But this just overlooks the fact that the blog is heading for a “Ka-chunk!” call it “Blogging without Oil” Oil lubricates and keeps things running. In your blog’s case, your oil is your obsession. Your obsession is your blog’s topic.
SOCMED SEAN [Blog] Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2012
What to do…It’s 2012 and you’ve been blogging for almost a year now with no success. To add insult to injury, your Google analytics show that you get about 25 visitors to your blog every day, and you’re pretty sure that you, your family, and the GoogleBot account for about half of those. Maybe it's time to give up and pull the plug on that blog. So, maybe it’s time to reconsider whether you’re actually going to make your first million in blogging. The Web is littered with the casualties of failed blogs. Remove the ads.
FIREBELLY [Blog] Infographic: How Educators Can Use Pinterest
| THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
From: Online Universities Blog. Pinterest has gone to the classroom. The infographic below demonstrates how people in the education field can utilize the visual bulletin board platform. Pinterest allows educators to conveniently organize ideas, share information, be a resource for their students and so much more.
KIKOLANI [Blog] Is Your Blog Better Now Than When You Started It?
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
Where is your blog at today? For a quantified measurement, you can tell if your blog is better using numbers. When it comes to blogging, numbers mean traffic and social media metrics. Or maybe you want to track your blog’s bounce rate, but aren’t concerned about what country your visitors are from. blog that is getting better will reveal increased traffic and a decreased bounce rate. Is your blog showing this kind of improvement? Early blog writing can be painful to go back and read. Is your blog feeling focused? Blogging
FIREBELLY [Blog] Facebook for Business Tip #4: Custom “Tabs”
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Adding a custom tab to your Facebook Page can be an effective way to help your Page stand out from the crowd, promote exclusive “fan-only deals, showcase a new product or simply welcome new visitors with a branded splash page. Tabs can be fancy with a lot of bells and whistles, but I recommend focusing more on news feed optimization and keeping your tabs simple. Two simple, yet effective, tab types: 1. graphic with a message explaining what people can expect from “Liking your page (ie exclusive discounts, behind-the-scene access, general conversation, etc). No worries.
KIKOLANI [Blog] How to Get 40,000 Readers Without Guest Blogging
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
Not only that, this new blog isn’t about marketing, blogging, or making money online! Only a few months ago, I started my recent project, an electronic music blog by the name of Sophistefunk. And I did it without a single guest post about this blog! But first, let me address why I didn’t use guest posting for this new blog… Seriously, Why No Guest Posts? What they don’t tell you in the blogging world very often is that sometimes, guest posting is not always a viable option depending on the niche that you are in. Blogging
FIREBELLY [Blog] Instagram for Businesses: 5 Must-Reads
| MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
Below are 5 must-reads on using Instagram for business that we wouldn’t want you to miss. 23 Brands Using Instagram And What They’re Doing Right. By Jason Keath So the question is, can brands get real business value out of a photo sharing app that is not focused on link sharing or buying products or distributing specials to fans? The jury is still out, but there are some big brands testing the platform for spreading awareness and cultivating relationships with their biggest fans. Key Takeaways From Brands Rocking Instagram. 25 Ideas On Using Instagram For Business.
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] How to Attract and Seduce New Blog Readers
| TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
The result was Lady Lady Gaga’s 8-Point Guide to Larger than Life Blogging. In fact, I credit this blog post for putting Pushing Social on the blogging map. Today, we’ll talk about how to use the Fan Transfer Post to attract a new audience to your blog. Fan Transfers posts are a great change of pace for any blog. Not bad for a blog that was only 2 months old. Thankfully, the music business has many transferable concepts like selling singles (blog post promotion), getting opening acts (guest posting), and so on. Blog Post Writing
FIREBELLY [Blog] 3 Tips For Building Your Brand On Twitter
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
Studying what other people who have built successful brands, like the person I studied for this blog post, do on a daily basis can help you build your own brand. At my job, I am constantly surrounded by people who are building a brand. They are building brands for their new companies or, more often, themselves. They, as individuals, are the brand. The key to building a brand is to pick a word that describes your brand and stick to it. You define the word. The word defines you. And One particular woman I met has strongly used social media to build her brand. You ask. Followers answer.
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] Will Your Blog Idea Work? Use These 10-Steps to Find Out
| MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
'In Born to Blog , Mark Schaefer and I proposed a new way to rapidly prototype a new business blog. We called it the “Minimum Viable Blog” (MVB) modeling the concept after the Lean Startup movement’s Minimum Viable Product. The MVB is designed to rapidly launch a blog prototype to see if people want and support your content. If you are about to launch a new blog, consider launching a Minimum Viable Blog first. I invite you to pick-up a copy of Born to Blog to dig into the MVB concept. Pencil in each blog post.
DANNY BROWN [Blog] Of Blog Design Changes and Looking to the Future
| MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
Redesigned the blog. Here’s the lowdown, for anyone interested in the thought process behind a blog design. I’ve written about the changing paths of this blog before. Whereas it was originally a straightforward social media-led blog, I’d like to think it’s grown into something more as I’ve grown as a blogger. This leads naturally to the redesign, and the switch from a traditional blog format to a more website-type feel. Highlight your most important content, from blog posts to subscription details, books and more.
KIKOLANI [Blog] 44 Blogging Questions and Answers
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011
would have to say that it was the fastest and hardest I’ve typed within one hour, but it was a great experience where I got to really learn a lot about what blogging questions people have today. Social Media Examiner’s Live Blogging Q&A. You’ll find questions from a variety of topics including business blogging, make money blogging, social media, video, WordPress, and more. Question: I have a wordpress blog and am considering hosting it myself so that the site name looks more professional. Answer: I think video blogging is a great thing.
ARI HERZOG [Blog] Why You Should Stop Writing Blog Comments
| TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
DoFollow existed on this blog since 2009. Robots recognized this blog as the originator of each DoFollow comment link and credited your site with leaving a backlink. While this reciprocal relationship improved both of our sites’ search engine result page ranks , it also told internet marketers that this blog was an easy target. You have no idea how many comments this blog receives in the moderation queue and how much time is spent marking them as spam. The cons outweigh the pros on this blog. Introducing a 5-Part Series on Enhancing Blog Comments.
MINDJUMPERS [Blog] How Much Content Is Enough For Your Blog? [Study]
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
Tweet Many businesses run a blog as a part of their social media strategy. But amidst the hustle bustle of the day, how do we ensure that our blog is up and running with the right amount of content inflow? In the following post, I will share some research findings on optimal frequency of blog posts for customer acquisition and how to ensure that the frequency is maintained. In order to understand this first, we need to find answers to the following questions: What is the right frequency of posting the content on the blog? Do you have some tips for running a blog?
SPIN SUCKS [Blog] Two Blogging Camps: Which is Better?
| MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
They blog about social media, online marketing, and best practices. Members of each group sell plenty of books, know how to attract fans, and have mastered the fine art of blogging. It’s a mindset that started some of the worlds most popular brands, but could also be the golden key in bringing that little blog of yours to the next level. What about your humble little blog? If you’re blogging for business, are you proudly displaying your own special form of genius? Today’s guest post is written by Craig McBreen. Your personality? Your core?
FIREBELLY [Blog] Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
By Michael Stelzner I recently interviewed Jay Baer, co-author of the brand-new book The Now Revolution and founder of the popular blog ConvinceandConvert.com. Below are 5 social media must-reads from last week that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Ways To Build A Twitter Community With Substance By Amber Naslund Ah, Twitter. keep seeing all these people saying “Yay! 1,000 followers!”. And then I get sad, because I think they’re really missing the point. Connecting with people is great, but don’t you want to connect with people who will enrich your experience overall?
KIKOLANI [Blog] How to Build Relationships and Grow Your Blog with Comments
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
Are you getting tons of links from other blogs? The problem isn’t your blogs design – you’ve probably spent countless hours (and dollars?) Nobody Knows About Your Blog. The real problem is lack of people being exposed to your blog. When people don’t know your blog, they won’t link to you. And without traffic you will have a very hard time, establishing a tribe around your blog. No Blog is an Island. But you can help them get the conversation on their blog going, by leaving good comments. BloggingOver to You.
CREATIVE RAMBLINGS [Blog] 3 plugins to monetize your WordPress blog
| SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011
Ad Squares Widget Easy Ads Smart Ads Related Posts: In a previous article, I shared 12 must-have plugins to make your WordPress blog more interactive. Branding Great Resources Tips affiliate marketing marketing marketing tips monetize your blog plugins to monetize your blog Promotion Wordpress tipsThis time, I want to tell you about three plugins that will help you monetize your page. Ad Squares Widget “The Ad Squares Widget makes it possible for you to.
KIKOLANI [Blog] CommentLuv 2.9 – Guide for Blog Owners & Commenters
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
This guide will cover what is new for both blog owners and blog commenters alike as well as how to install and configure this plugin on your WordPress blog. If you are new to CommentLuv, here is a breakdown how it benefits everyone involved with your blog. Benefits for Blog Owners. Installing CommentLuv on your blog will allow commenters to leave behind a link to their latest blog post with their comment. Benefits for Blog Commenters. Benefits for Blog Readers. for Blog Owners. Reasons to Love CommentLuv Blogs. Plugin?
KIKOLANI [Blog] 4 Free Tools for Researching Guest Blogging and Advertising Opportunities
| SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011
If you are looking for guest blogging or advertising opportunities on other blogs, you will first want to research your options so that you choose the best home for your post or banner ad. First of all, what should you be looking for in another blog? Maybe it will give you an idea of how many sites are linking to the blog, but it doesn’t help determine traffic, engagement or if Google even considers the blog an authority. So when it comes to determining the worth of a blog, I would worry more about traffic and engagement, and less about PageRank.
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] 7 Local Business Blogging Tips
| THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
More Blog Promotion Tips Most blogging advice is national even international in scope. How do you create a blog that connects with your next door neighbor? First, I believe that locally-focused blogs are powerful marketing tools for smart business owners. These tightly focused blogs are immediately relevant to readers. Let’s walk through seven techniques that will boost the local power of your blog. You can create profitable relationships by offering your blog as a platform for local news. Local Blogging is Easier. What works best for you?
PUSHING SOCIAL [Blog] 7 Local Business Blogging Tips
| THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
Pushing Social Most blogging advice is national even international in scope. How do you create a blog that connects with your next door neighbor? First, I believe that locally-focused blogs are powerful marketing tools for smart business owners. These tightly focused blogs are immediately relevant to readers. Let’s walk through seven techniques that will boost the local power of your blog. You can create profitable relationships by offering your blog as a platform for local news. You’ll find that people will visit your blog simply to see your creative!
FIREBELLY [Blog] Clever QR Code Example: The World Park
| TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011
Today’s YouTube Tuesday video shows a clever use of QR codes. The World Park campaign turned New York City’s Central Park into an interactive board game. You have to see it for yourself. Video URL: [link] ].
FIREBELLY [Blog] 9 of Facebook’s Own Facebook Pages You Should Like
| FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
Facebook is always changing. Stay in the loop by “Liking” these 9 pages run by Facebook employees. Facebook. Facebook’s primary page with nearly 65 million fans. Like this page for ongoing updates on new products, announcements and stories. Facebook Marketing Solutions. Facebook Marketing Solutions helps marketers reach their customers on Facebook. This page is run by Facebook employees to provide educational materials to help you succeed and provide success stories to inspire you. Facebook Security. Facebook Pages. Facebook Mobile. Facebook Design. Facebook Tips.
KIKOLANI [Blog] How To Start a Blog in 7 Days
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
just don’t have the commitment to build a better blog in 31 days. In fact, I don’t think anyone needs 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. You have the talent, you have the passion, and, evidently, you have the desire to improve your blog. Let’s build a blog people want to read. Your blog is better already as you read this sentence! questions that as a blogger, you need to be able to answer: Why do you blog? Why do you blog, Tony? wanted people who shared my interest to read my blog. Why do you blog? Blogs.
FIREBELLY [Blog] LinkedIn Loosens Its Tie & Shows Its Funny Side
| THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
All work and no play makes LinkedIn a dull boy. They loosened up a bit and showed a sense of humor with a marketing parody video they played at the D10 conference. Take a look… [Video URL: [link] ]. What do you think? Do you like the ‘softer side’ of LinkedIn?
FIREBELLY [Blog] If Facebook Were Invented In The 90s
| TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
Has wondering what Facebook might have looked like if it was launched a decade earlier – 1994 instead of 2004 – kept you up at night? Rest easy, my friends. Here is your look at Facebook as if it were invented in the 90s: [Video URL: [link] ].
KIKOLANI [Blog] Build Your Blogging Platform By Creating Scarcity
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
The idea of building platforms through blogging has been top-of-mind for me recently. Anyone, with little to no money spent, can create a blog, a company, and a platform. Rightfully, most of us have figured out that through building a blogging platform, slowly yet surely, we will eventually be a much better position to make a living online. You're reading Build Your Blogging Platform By Creating Scarcity , originally posted on Kikolani and copyrighted by Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger. 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. Blogging
FIREBELLY [Blog] 2012 AllFacebook Marketing Conference: 5 Must-Reads
| MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
The Firebelly crew is back in the office today after spending last week in San Francisco for the AllFacebook Marketing Conference. Here are 5 must-reads by AllFacebook’s Justin Lafferty that came out of the conference sessions. We will be sharing some of our own thoughts on the conference later this week. Photos, Engagement Are Keys To Facebook Marketing Success. Want to get people to like, share, comment, repost and talk about what you post on your page? Post a picture. Want To Really Engage With Facebook Fans? Listen To Them. But how do you find people within your demographic?
WAXING UNLYRICAL [Blog] How I Set Up My WordPress Blog In 2 Hours
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011
But really, how many blogs does a gal need? If you and I talk regularly on Twitter, or Facebook… heck, even in the early days of WUL (and I have to stifle a giggle as I say that, because this blog is barely two years old!), So it’s probably high time that I started a food blog. On Waxing UnLyrical, my regular bloggers and I take blogging about the business of public relations, in all its facets, very seriously. This past Saturday, I was looking at Lindsay Allen ‘s and Gini Dietrich ‘s food blogs respectively. Love eating it.
KIKOLANI [Blog] 7 Things I Learned in Almost 3 Years of Blogging
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
This is my almost third year into blogging and I’ve learned a lot about how things go on the Internet. lost four of my Adsense accounts and been somehow able to monetize my blog. am writing all this because I want you to know that there are some things which you might not know unless and until you have an own blog of yours. In these two-and-half-years of blogging, I’ve witnessed many a things which amused me. Blogging isn’t just writing and publishing. When I first started my blog with the little knowledge I had, I just wrote and published articles.
KIKOLANI [Blog] Don’t Let Hackers Crash Your Blogging Party
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
Are you a full-time blogger earning a living from your WordPress blogs or an aspiring Problogger with your first taste of the freedom that comes from blogging? However, there’s shockingly little on protecting your blogging nest egg. If you rely on income from blogging to support your family you need to secure your WordPress installations immediately. Here are five actionable steps you can take today to ensure hackers won’t disrupt the income stream you’ve worked so hard to build from blogging. Best of Blogging on Kikolani in 2009.
FIREBELLY [Blog] Facebook Promoted Posts: 5 Must-Reads
| MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
Here are your 5 must-reads on Facebook’s Promoted Posts that began rolling out last week. Facebook Promoted Posts: A Step-By-Step Guide. By Lauren Drell Facebook has started rolling out Promoted Posts for Brand Pages, a new feature that allows businesses to pay for posts to be more predominantly displayed on news feeds. Facebook Launches Promoted Posts For Pages. Facebook Promoted Posts (Sorta) Explained. By Drew Bowling A Facebook spokesperson replied to a few questions I had about the promoted post features. Below is the Q&A from our correspondence. want to interact with them.
VIPER CHILL [Blog] How to Build a Six-Figure Blog Without Anyone Knowing
| MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
This guide is going to reveal the concept of Email Blogging, a strategy which I personally think is one of the easiest and most profitable ways to make money online. The idea behind Email Blogging actually came to me by mistake. In a few weeks I was achieving what would have taken me months with regular blogging, and I was saving a lot more money, a lot more time, and building my audience easily. Based on this, I came to the conclusion that… Blogging Sucks. even teach people how to become better bloggers, and make more money from blogging. Blog Banners.
FIREBELLY [Blog] Is Brandon Prebynski The Most Eligible Man In Social Media Marketing?
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
What do Nicki Minaj, “techertainment”, solomo, and walks on the beach have in common? Brandon Prebynski is at once engaging, funny and charming. He doesn’t do coffee – juice only please. His questions have stumped national speakers. He’s most recently fascinated by video, mobile, and analytics. Here’s some insight into his psyche through an interview we did a couple of weeks ago. finally caught up with Brandon who is now working for a secret tech company in San Francisco. What are you doing these days? Are you a social being in person? People motivate me.
- [Blog] Official Google Docs Blog: Live blogging with Docs
Live blogging with Docs. Posted by: Amit Agarwal , a professional technology blogger at Digital Inspiration and an exceptionally creative Docs user We were first introduced to Amit Agarwal when he sent us a video , detailing how to use Docs as an RSS feed reader (check out the accompanying and instructive blog post , as well). We watched the video, read his blog post, and were completely impressed. Create a new document in Google Docs and give it some descriptive name (like “Launch of Blue Widgets Version 2 ) - this will later become the title of our blog post.
MR. RYAN CONNORS [Blog] 5 Ways To Use Your Company Blog To Attract New Customers
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
Along with social, a company blog is a great way to attract new customers. company blog effective way for businesses to deliver valuable content to their customer base. business blog offers an additional avenue for followers to stay in tune with your brand while providing the opportunity to answer questions, share facts, and increase customer confidence. Also, when it comes to your social media marketing strategy, regularly sharing relevant content on your business blog will help to boost SEO and improve your company’s page rank on a search engine site.
JEFF KORHAN [Blog] Why Isn’t Your Business Blogging?
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
Knowing this, why are so few small businesses actively blogging? Early blogs were predominantly personal journals consisting of periodic communications on random topics. However, the top business blogs today are some of the most valued sources of fresh and relevant news. Think of your business blog as a digital magazine for your customers. Quality blog posts are now often considered articles. Even the word blogging is considered passé. Your business blog should include the following, which you can easily accomplish with a self-hosted WordPress site.
VIPER CHILL [Blog] Analysis: Revealing the Highest Earning Blogs that Sell Advertising
| THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
'It has been a long time since I published a data-centric blog post, even though they’re often my favourite to write and tend to get the best response. Today I’m going to share with you some of the biggest earning blogs (and a few non-blogs) on the web that don’t rely on affiliate links or selling products. Of course, there are blogs making much more money than this – Digital Photography School, Huffington Post, TechCrunch, etc – but there isn’t much inspiration when you think of how many people are actually working on those sites.
PAMORAMA [Blog] 40 Social Media Blogs You Should Be Reading
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 40 Social Media Blogs You Should Be Reading by Pam Dyer on December 16, 2009 Share If you’re reading this blog ( thank you! ), you probably agree that social media is valuable. ve included an excerpt from each blog’s About page to give you some idea about what each one covers. All Facebook : AllFacebook.com is a blog that was started by Nick O’Neill. She blogs here about social media and marketing stuff for businesses of all sizes. He is also a blog and social media consultant.
FIREBELLY [Blog] Social Media Marketing POV: To Blog or Not to Blog?
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
Blogging should be the meat and potatoes of any social media marketing (and/or SEO strategy). The benefits of blogging outweigh the costs. Whether you have no idea what a blog is or the idea of writing intimidates you into a frozen face of fear, you are not alone in your hesitation to blog. While I’d like to be the one that writes the blog posts for a potential client, the truth is just about anyone can blog effectively, especially if you have stock in the subject matter. Seriously. So, why are you looking at us with blank stares and mouth agape?
FIREBELLY [Blog] GUEST POST: Vlog vs. Blog
| FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
As I approach the 3 year anniversary of my first blog, Tidbits from The Marketing Nerd , I can definitely say the last 3 years have been a tremendous learning experience. truly believe blogging opens up fantastic opportunities to not only help build a personal brand online, but also to extend and build the online brand of one’s business. In this post, I wanted to share my experience so far with vlogging vs. blogging. think in the case of video blogging this rings even more true. Guest post by Mark Juleen , V.P. of Marketing, J.C. Hart Company. While Gary V.
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