CITIZEN MARKETER 2.1 | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
[Blog] Bring on the Content at SXSW 2012!
The guts of this post were cross-posted from colleague, Meredith Owen’s, fabulous write up on the WCG blog. Big thanks to her for doing the heavy lifting on this. If you hadn’t noticed, it’s that time of year again. Yes the time where all of your social media friends flood your Twitter stream and Facebook
SIMON MAINWARING | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
[Blog] Images and Voices of Hope Summit: Is media disconnecting us from ourselves?
As we’ve discussed from various angles in this blog, it’s difficult to strike the perfect balance between the joy of this newfound connectivity and the anxiety it creates as technology moves ever faster. I’m really excited to be speaking at the Images and Voices of Hope world summit in September in New York. wanted to share the event with you because it addresses what I think is a very important question. In short, the conference will be looking at how we maintain a healthy human experience in the context of digital technology. How does our engagement with media shape our awareness?
MINDJUMPERS | TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
[Blog] China’s Great Firewall and Limitations to Social Media
The Chinese are able to chat, find love and blog like the rest of us as long as they don’t write anything that might seem threatening or inappropriate to the Government – but that is a lot! Tweet For the last five months, I have been studying and living in Hong Kong among the tall buildings and the big crowds of people. As amazing as the city was to me, I spent most of my time studying and learning about China, and I also had time to visit the interesting and diverse country. Here, I will explain to you why I think it’s like that. Local sites substitute Facebook, Twitter etc.
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011
[Blog] Influencers Are Real, But they’re Not Always Who You Expect
Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. This guest post is by Dan Zarella of of danzarrella.com. find myself in the quantity of followers versus quality of followers debate quite a bit. And one of the fundamental questions of that argument is the concept of influencers. There are clearly some social media users who have more reach and more influence than others, and it is obviously a good thing to have as many of them following you as possible. Content sharing frequency. asked takers how often then shared content with their friends. Death hoax timeline. Source ). Social Media
PROBLOGGER | SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2011
[Blog] Don’t Let Your Blog Get Caught with its Pants Down
This guest post is by Joseph of Blog Tweaks. Hopefully you’ve been entertained by this story, but what does it have to do with blogging? You don’t ever want your blog to get caught with its pants down. The blogging equivalent. For your blog to get caught with its pants down is for you to not be ready for traffic before it arrives. If Darren Rowse at ProBlogger tweeted one of your posts today, would your blog be ready? The day my blog was caught. It happened to my first blog—www.JosephWesley.Wordpress.com. Miscellaneous Blog Tips
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011
[Blog] Revitalizing Brand Appeal & Value With Mobile
This week’s Mobile Insider Summit at Lake Tahoe has given me new insights and loads of material for my blog posts and columns. real highlight was the opportunity to hear how mobile is revolutionizing real estate. It was just a few years ago that the best way to find a new home was also the hardest. You had to drive up and down streets, look for ‘for sale’ signs, write down phone numbers and call later from a landline. Thankfully, that way is the old way as real estate grasps on to the mobile opportunity with both hands. Clearly, because there is this new home buyer.”.
KYLE LACY | FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011
[Blog] 6 Seminars About Social Media and Digital Marketing at the IGC
Panelists include Shirley Bovshow, garden designer, TV host, product spokesperson and new media producer; Melinda Myers , garden author and radio and TV host; William Moss , garden TV host and author; Trey Pitsenberger, Owner of The Golden Gecko Garden Center and the personality behind The Blogging Nurseryman ; Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Director of the Garden Writers Association ; and Jennifer Youngquest, Marketing Manager at English Gardens. I had the pleasure of speaking at the Independent Garden Center Conference this week in Chicago. Everyone should check it out. social media
FIREBELLY | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
[Blog] Politics & Social Media – The President Joins Foursquare
was the first president to understand television, and Howard Dean saw the value of the Web for raising money,” said Ranjit Mathoda, a lawyer and money manager who blogs at Mathoda.com. Barack Obama has long been considered the politician to lead the way with social media. According to a 2008 New York Times article , Obama is the first president to truly understand social media. Thomas Jefferson used newspapers to win the presidency, F.D.R. used radio to change the way he governed, J.F.K. Tuesday morning, the president’s administration announced that he would be joining Foursquare.
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
[Blog] The problem with email marketing
Blog business technology busienss development can-spam laws email marketing SpamIt’s actually no a problem with email marketing. It’s a problem with people using email marketing. find myself, on a fairly regular basis to be on email newsletters that I never asked to sign up for. I’ll meet a person one time and suddenly they think I want to hear from them about their business. Email marketing can work, but it is annoying to get an email from someone who’s added you because s/he is trying to get business instead of trying to get to know you. Make sure its opt-in.
WORKFACE | MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
[Blog] Customer Service Equals Active Listening for Social Media
Expansion of these three primary listening elements will be included in my next blog post. By Courtney Bassil. Being a Customer Service Manager, a relevent tweet caught my attention. The tweet stated: In case you missed it, best customer complaint ever. Of course I took a moment to visit the link. Although there was some humor in the article, what I found fascinating were the stats at the bottom of the article. As of Monday June 6, 2011 the article had been shared 5,681 times, and the ‘thumbs up’ icon for facebook was at 667. Great question! And is it even possible? Wiki.com.
TAYLOR MAREK | SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2010
[Blog] My 2010 Resolutions
Blogging Business General New Media Social Media 1000 True Fans 2010 comment New Year Resolutions stumble upon thought leadersOk, before all of you start throwing bananas at me, let me say one thing… I originally didn’t want to make any New Year Resolutions! That changed though. You are.
TAYLOR MAREK | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
[Blog] The Apple iPad. Greatest thing since iSlicedBread?
Blogging General New Media News Podcasting Social Media Technology 3G Apple AT&T iPad IPhone iSlicedBread netbook rpg gaming app VerizonIt is a week after all the hubbub around the Apple press conference. Things have now cooled down a tad. Now its time for me to interject my thoughts… Here.
TAYLOR MAREK | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2010
[Blog] Building a Personal Brand vs. an Iconic Brand
Blogging Business General How To New Media Social Media Branding gary vaynerchuk iconic brand mcdonalds personal brand Ray KrocYou are in the midst of setting up your brand, do you setup an iconic brand or a personal brand? Do you want people to remember you for something you.
TAYLOR MAREK | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2010
[Blog] #106: Jordan Cooper of Not A Pro Blog Rants on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing
Listen in as we chat and rant about Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing. Listen in as we chat and rant about Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing. Blogging Business General Interviews New Media Podcasts Social Media Jordan Cooper Marketing Not A Pro Blog rantToday I interviewed Jordan Cooper of NotAProBlog.com. Today I interviewed Jordan Cooper of NotAProBlog.com.
TAYLOR MAREK | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
[Blog] The Call To Action/Author Bio WordPress Plugin For Pro Bloggers
Blogging General Products Author Bio Call To Action Wordpress PluginI have some awesome news for you guys. I’ve been working on this plugin for a while, and just now am able to finally announce the release of my first.
TAYLOR MAREK | FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010
[Blog] Taking A Page Out Of Life’s Book
After taking a brief hiatus from my blog, podcast, twitter, facebook, and everything else online, I’ve come to several conclusions. First one is I need to schedule and take a. General Life Lessons Seth Godin Vacation Vision
TAYLOR MAREK | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
[Blog] Call To Action WordPress Plugin Giveaway
Blogging General Call To Action Giveaway Plugin wordpressI have some awesome news! Do you remember that plugin I found that professional bloggers used? The one that flowed and integrated with your site rather than distract and interrupt.
TAYLOR MAREK | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
[Blog] Do You Really Know Your Destiny?
Blogging Business General New Media Podcasting Social Media Destiny endless frontier Master Rockstar trueThis thought just hit me out of the clear blue sky. Actually, it was in the middle of the night so the sky is dark, but before we diverge down.
TAYLOR MAREK | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
[Blog] Friday Picks Of The Week
Blogging Friday Picks Of The WeekHere are some articles I read during the week that I think you will enjoy as well: Seth Godin: This is broken | Video on TED.com Stradivarius, whose work is.
TAYLOR MAREK | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
[Blog] Re: Since When Are Blogs Not Social Media?
About a year back Copyblogger wrote a post on Since When Are Blogs Not Social Media? Blogging General New Media Social Media Blogs New Media ContentHere is my response to that post. figured this idea needed to be.
TAYLOR MAREK | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
[Blog] What Is Your Social Media Question?
Blogging General Social Media pillar article series social media questionOk, I am about to embark on my first ever pillar article series. I’m super excited to be doing this and super excited to be helping you guys! What I.
TAYLOR MAREK | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
[Blog] Daily Vs. Weekly Blog Posts: A 30 Day Test
Blogging General New Media Social Media 30 Day Test Blog Post Daily Frequency WeeklyAfter one month of collecting data and testing a couple options, I’ve come to several conclusions. Before I tell you, let me show you a couple pictures… Conclusions This just.
TAYLOR MAREK | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
[Blog] I’m Not Doing This For You
Why do I have this blog, this website, this company? Why am I doing all this? Well, let me just tell you straight out… I’m Not Doing This For You. General
TAYLOR MAREK | MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010
[Blog] Ready, Aim, Wait
Blogging Business Finances General New Media Social Media Opportunity Ready-Aim-WaitHow many times have you done this? How many times have you done this unconsciously and not even realized it? Did you know you may be programmed to do this?
TAYLOR MAREK | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
[Blog] The One Word Secret To Blogging Success
Hundreds of videos have been made, hours of audio have been recorded, and millions of words have been written on how to become successful at blogging. Blogging General New Media blogging success one word secretWhen it really comes.
TAYLOR MAREK | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
[Blog] I Need Your Comments – Blog Redesign?
I’ve been tinkering with the idea of changing my blog design once again. Blogging General comment redesign voteTypically it comes to me every year around this time and I start to play around with.
TAYLOR MAREK | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
[Blog] 5 WordPress Plugins I Could Not Live Without
After having this blog for 4+ years now, I’ve gone through over 150 different plugins searching for just the right ones. Blogging General Plugins wordpressHere are 5 I could not live without (my.
TAYLOR MAREK | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
[Blog] Post Footer Box Plugin For WordPress
With this plugin you can easily add a custom text box to the footer of every blog post to increase reader comments and. Blogging General Products post footer Wordpress PluginIntroducing the Post Footer Box WordPress Plugin!
TAYLOR MAREK | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
[Blog] Targeting A Portfolio For Freelance Designers And Content Writers
Blogging Business General Content Writers Freelancer PortfolioIf you’re a freelancer, you have to pay your dues and work your way up the ladder. The problem is that a lot of people are sitting on portfolio material.
TAYLOR MAREK | TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
[Blog] What Happened?
Blogging New Media Online Video 2011 New Year Resolutions YouTubeHello Everyone, No, I didn’t die. No, I didn’t fall off the edge of the planet. No, I didn’t get bored of this online stuff and go “offline. A New.
TAYLOR MAREK | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
[Blog] How To Get Customers From Google, Facebook, and YouTube In 2 Steps
Blogging Business General How To New Media Online Video Social Media 2 steps Customer Facebook Google YouTubeHere is how you get customers from Google, Facebook, and YouTube in 2 steps. This video will show you how.
ABSOLUTE PA | SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2011
[Blog] Social Media Training: Leading You Through The Digital Landscape
Here are some nice things my clients have said: Alicia provided me with some bespoke training in blogging and web updating. Services business blog training Facebook for business Facebook training Internet Marketing Services LinkedIn profiles and training Social Media and Internet Marketing social media for business social media presentations social media support services social media workshops Twitter trainingSocial media and online marketing can be scary, frustrating and time consuming – but it doesn’t have to be! You can get the answers to your specific questions.
ABSOLUTE PA | MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
[Blog] Nice Things People Say About Me
Alicia provided me with some bespoke training in blogging and web updating. Most importantly, for the purpose of this recommendation, she is reliable, hard working, creative, and proactive – she has been working with me recently on running my recent seminars on blogging and social media, and it was a huge help to have someone who has the experience and confidence to ensure that things go smoothly and that all attendees are kept happy. would have absolutely no hesitation in referring her time and time again… Mark Shaw, UK Twitter Expert and Published Author.
THE SOCIAL MEDIA INCUBATOR | TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
[Blog] Content Marketing – What is it and How Does it Work for Business?
Content marketing includes writing articles, blog posts, guest posts on other blogs, articles and content for your website, creating videos, creating podcasts, press releases … anywhere you can create and publish content online. Once the content is written, you then begin to utilize it to link to your website or blog. Let’s start with writing a blog post of between 300-500 words on an upcoming presentation you will be doing. Does this sound daunting? Perhaps, but it doesn’t need to be. Content Marketing. Next, include those posts in your newsletter.
FRESHNETWORKS | MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
[Blog] LinkedIn v Facebook: growth statistics and trends
Eldon’s words actually apply to LinkedIn too and recent figures on LinkedIn’s own blog highlighted Brazil, Mexico and India as markets with the fastest growth rates. Having already looked at how LinkedIn has grown over the last eight years , we thought it would be interesting to look at the growth of LinkedIn in comparison to another online networking giant – Facebook – as well as in relation to Internet use in the more general sense. Whilst LinkedIn’s growth has been continuous, the rate at which this growth is occurring has been in decline since 2007. Tweet This!
STEPHEN P SMITH | MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
[Blog] Mark Steyn on the US Debt, and Other Warnings
Peter Oborne at the Telegraph: In this grave crisis, the world’s leaders are terrifyingly out of their depth – Telegraph Blogs. Mad Debt – Mark Steyn – National Review Online. The fecklessness of Washington is an existential threat not only to the solvency of the republic but to the entire global order. If Ireland goes under, it’s lights out on Galway Bay. When America goes under, it drags the rest of the developed world down with it. When I go around the country saying stuff like this, a lot of folks agree. Forget about mid-century. military budget.
FRESHNETWORKS | MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
[Blog] LinkedIn Week: the growth of the world’s largest online professional network
So this week is LinkedIn week here at FreshNetworks and over the next five days we’ll be blogging about all things LinkedIn in the run up to a free report which will be avaliable to download on Friday. LinkedIn has changed the online landscape for employers and employees alike. The growth rate since LinkedIn launched eight years ago has been phenomenal and it now has a user base of over 100 million people. LinkedIn’s growth to date. (A full, high resolution version of this chart will be avaliable in the final report on Friday 12th August). Tweet This! Share this on Facebook.
THE SOCIAL MEDIA INCUBATOR | SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011
[Blog] How to Use LinkedIn for Marketing/Non-Sales Professionals – Part III
Internet Marketing 101 LinkedIn Online marketing social media Social Media ROI Social Media Tips find clients on social media grow my business with social media Linked In advice LinkedIn Answers LinkedIn expert LinkedIn for business Linkedin Groups LinkedIn help LinkedIn referrals LinkedIn tips new clients LinkedIn social media answers Social media as business tool social media blog social media help social media resource social media to add clientsNow let’s take a look at using the social site to evaluate a potential new supplier or partner before meeting in person.
INBLURBS | TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
[Blog] Location based marketing social media to get in front of your audience
Location based marketing integrates mobile advertising with different mobile technologies. Location based marketing is used to pinpoint consumer’s location and provide location specific information, to attract customers to products and services, on their mobile devices. Location based marketing is going to out beat other types of traditional advertising as the mode of delivering the advertisements is a mobile device which is ubiquitous. As location based services use mobile devices to share location and your doing with your network, they get more info and improve your experiences. The Dealmap.
INBLURBS | MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
[Blog] Attract your buyer persona with article marketing to generate more business leads
Article marketing or we can say content marketing is a very interesting way to attract customers online. Article marketing is a great way to generate business leads for your businesses. Writing customer attractive articles helps in bringing new customers for your business and by generating quality leads. How Article marketing works for your business. Article marketing doesn’t cost much, what it costs is just effort and to invest knowledge about how to write in the best possible manner. Content writing or article writing can be done by a hired professional also in lieu of some fee.
INBLURBS | SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011
[Blog] Make the Most of Social Media Marketing
There is no doubt about it; social media is here to stay. While the thought of venturing in into the realm of social media can be intimidating, the thing to remember is to start small, start with a purpose, and work to grow your social media marketing strategy over time. The Facts. The trajectory of social networking continues to rise and gain momentum. In fact, in 2010, 9 out of every 10 U.S. Internet users visited a social networking site each month and in 2010 social networking sites accounted for 12 percent of all time spent online, with an average Internet user spending more than 4.5
INBLURBS | FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
[Blog] The pros and cons of promoted Tweets
Paid ads should be used in a context of a clear marketing strategy which includes blogging, social media and social web marketing, premium content creation and real time marketing and PR. More and more advertising money is shifting to social networks. Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter offer various opportunities to advertise a company targeted to their audience. Twitter announced to start displaying promoted tweets in user streams. Twitter is also planning to release a self-service platform later this year. Pros of paid advertising. Flexible budget: You can start paid as with any budget.
FIREBELLY | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
[Blog] Wordless Wednesday: Purple Haze
Someone *ahem* in our office has been diagnosed with monochoromaticitis. We hope she gets the help she needs soon.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011
[Blog] 5 Things Article Marketing And Blogging Have In Common
Article marketing is generally thought of as something that takes place off of your website whereas blogging is generally something thought of as something that takes place on your website. However, you can publish articles on your website and you can blog apart from your website. Here are 5 things blogging and article marketing have in commong: High quality content is very important. Consistency is key , both with article marketing and with blogging. As with any type of content marketing, articles and blogs both have huge SEO and social media benefits.
KOKA SEXTON | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
[Blog] A Reality Check on My Assumption of Good Natured People
An inspirational blog called Claycord.com who is a master of hyperlocal blogging that keeps an entire community up to date on all of the news that matters to the people. Disclaimer: This is a new story and more facts will be released in due time. I’m only writing this as a reaction to news being published by other blogs and local news. I write mostly about social media and other geekery that I find interesting. Sometimes I feel compelled to write about other things that move me. One of the biggest voices in this process was the mother of Stephanie’s boyfriend.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
[Blog] Why Post Planner White Label Has Me Enchanted
That means I get my logo at the bottom of the post instead of the Post Planner icon (or, if I were posting from HootSuite, for example, the HootSuite icon), and a branded footer link back to my blog … or any URL I choose. This This can be a custom landing page (if I have a special deal I want to share), my blog home page, whatever I want. Color me enchanted. wrote a while back about why I like Post Planner so much as a way to schedule posts to Facebook (have you tried it yet?). They created a white label version of it for me. Forever! First, you sign up for PPWL. No problem.
FIREBELLY | WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
[Blog] Wordless Wednesday: A Surprise Visitor
Our new mascot?
SOCIALFISH | TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
[Blog] Facebook Contests–Worth Getting Your Page Deleted?
If you really want to do a contest and don’t want to go to the effort or expense of creating the requisite Facebook app, how about doing the contest on your blog then using Facebook to direct people there? This morning I received an email from my bank announcing a contest they were doing on Facebook. The email instructed me to visit their Facebook Page, like it, and then vote on something to be entered to win. I see contests like this every day–contests inviting people to comment on a post or “like a photo as means of entering a contest. See my comment on #3 above.
PWB MARKETING BLOG | MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011
[Blog] New Research: 39% of B2B Marketers Say Blogging Is Their Most Valuable Content Asset
The data found that blogging is the most valuable method B2B (and B2C) organizations use to support their marketing objectives. 39% of B2B marketers said blogging was their most valuable content asset, followed by webinars (38%), white papers (31%), and videos (23%). Some of the other challenges include consistently creating content that is engaging, churning out enough of it, and producing a variety of it in the forms of blog posts, white papers, videos, etc. Business Blogging Blogging Content Marketing Google AnalyticsNew research reveals these answers.
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
[Blog] When’s the Right Time to Start Selling?
If you’ve ever asked another blogger, “When’s the right time to start selling on my blog?”, you’ll know you never get a solid answer. Some say as soon as you get one person visiting your blog. It’s no wonder then that people don’t want to sell on their blogs. So, the right time to start selling on your blog is: As soon as you identify a problem and create a solution to that problem. Looking for more tips on creating a blogging business? Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Blogging for DollarsDon’t sell: provide a solution to a problem.
PWB MARKETING BLOG | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
[Blog] Happy Birthday, Sean | PWB Marketing Blog
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[Blog] Recent Research Reveals Best Time to Post on Social Media
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[Blog] Google's Guide to Building High Quality Sites | PWB Marketing Blog
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[Blog] Can QR Codes Be Different Colors? | PWB Marketing Blog
PWB MARKETING BLOG | FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
[Blog] Can QR Codes Be Different Colors? | PWB Marketing Blog
FIREBELLY | WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
[Blog] Wordless Wednesday: Climb Time
And then he climbed all the way to the top.
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011
[Blog] Don’t Drive Your Blog Distracted
Blogging while distracted. Don’t blog while distracted. For the blogs I run, I tend to keep a very strict schedule as to when I write every single day. Blogging while extreme. Once again, the root problem that I suggest avoiding while blogging is a lack of focus. Don’t publish their comments, don’t respond to their emails and don’t publish responses on your blog. Focus is the key in blogging without distraction, whether the distraction comes from external or internal forces. And please, don’t blog while distracted! Keeping a schedule.
DIRECT MARKETING OBSERVATIONS | FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
[Blog] Who’s making the rules in social media?
In the evolution of social, we might say that first it was blogs in which the written word was used in long form, then Twitter in short form, followed quickly by Facebook who then realized that Twitter was onto something so they borrowed the Twitter stream idea… The underlying theme in all of this is that we, the users have determined what we want from our social networks and we will use them-and not the engineers. I know it sounds like I’m bucking the system right? Or I’m challenging authority. came into the project mid-stream and yet the product had essentially been built. The reason?
FIREBELLY | THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
[Blog] BeKnown…on Facebook
It may be attributed to the fact that Facebook is the greatest time suck when you’re supposed to be doing something else, but that’s another blog post. Many out there are job hunting, and for some reason, many of us end up on Facebook during our online job searches. Thanks to Monster , spending time on Facebook is now productive for your job search with the professional networking app, BeKnown. BeKnown allows users to tap into their Facebook friends for potential job opportunities in an organized manner. When you sign up, BeKnown uses your Facebook account to build your basic profile.
CITIZEN MARKETER 2.1 | THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
[Blog] Pre-Commerce and Location-Based Marketing Mashup
[cross-posted on WCG's Common Sense blog] Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of presenting to about 75 business professionals at the Big Frontier conference in Chicago, Il. The event is run by Steve Lundin who is a peach of a guy and knows a thing or two about events (he’s been running them for 12+
SOCIALFISH | THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
[Blog] Social Media Background Checks – Scary or Helpful?
Gizmodo (hi-tech gadget blog) did an excellent job explaining the new social media background screening process (perhaps a bit tongue-in-cheek, with a few swear words). We know social media is all about sharing, being authentic and building relationships; however, some people take the sharing part too far. From the Cisco tweet to Anthony Weiner , social media has brought down the mighty and the not-so-bright. The difference today is that thousands of people may see it, instead of the small group you intended to receive the information. Will this keep us from ever getting another job?
MARKETING VOICES | MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
[Blog] Google+ Request to Brands regarding Google+
Blog Marketing VoicesI ran across this video and request from Google regarding their new service and thought you might be interested in seeing the video and copy from Click Z. Related posts:Bullhorn: Reaching staffing and recruiting executives online Customer Service Megatrends: Social Media Won’t Be A Differentiator Keynote Branding Venture Firms: Jennifer Jones NVCA/PWC CFO event Related posts: Bullhorn: Reaching staffing and recruiting executives online. Customer Service Megatrends: Social Media Won’t Be A Differentiator.
GEMMA WENT | MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
[Blog] Free social media strategy ebook
As regular readers know, at the end of last year I ran a series on this blog on how to develop and deliver a social media strategy. Blogging Facebook Foursquare Linked In Social Media Social Media Strategy Series Twitter free ebook social media strategyThis has now been gathered together into an easy to read ebook which covers each stage of the process, from getting buy-in at the start to ongoing management, [.].
GEMMA WENT | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011
[Blog] Are You a Sizzling Taco or Going Down in Flames?
Luke is hosting Social PR 2011 (London) on 28th Feb and has kindly agreed to let readers of our blog get a 10% discount to the conference using the code “red10”. This is a guestpost by Luke Brynley-Jones, social media consultant and blogger. Last month Taco Bell had a social PR disaster. Rumours spread online that their [.]. PR Social Media KD Paine social pr social pr 2011
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
[Blog] Why WordPress Rules
He recently decided to turn the comments to his blog completely off. Because John’s blog, Searchblog, is not on WordPress. As he mentions in the blog post. At one time, Moveable Type was one of the leaders in blog platform software. As was several other early blogging platforms like Greymatter. WordPress, however, has emerged as the industry leader in blogging software. If you know that you are going to start a blog for your business, don’t bother using another software. Blogging for Small Business blogging wordpress
WAXING UNLYRICAL | SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2011
[Blog] Weekly Roundup: While I Was Out
There are boundaries in blogging , also by The JackB. And I will be catching up on blog comments, etc., Like all good things, my vacation (such as it was, I didn’t go anywhere but needed to take some time off, which I did… mostly) must come to an end. Since I was on vacation, I didn’t do very much online. And, as a result, my Google Reader has been mostly untouched. So there is a lot for me to catch up on. As I do so, here are seven posts I wanted to share with you: 1. 10 reasons why we [puppets] hate Facebook from Glove and Boots. Jack gets you thinking. 3.
FIREBELLY | SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011
[Blog] Did You Know…You Will Like This Show?
Before the holiday weekend, I sat down with my laptop and popcorn to finally watch the season finale of one of my favorite TV shows. I was about a month overdue for watching. Needless to say, I was extremely excited. As I nestled into the couch and hit “play,” the first commercial to appear took my night (and week after) for an unexpected turn. The opening slide read: “Did you know that 80% of viewers who watch this show will like this show too?” This question was followed by a trailer for Lipstick Jungle , an NBC sitcom that for 2 seasons in 2008 and 2009. ads on Hulu like I have?
WAXING UNLYRICAL | FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
[Blog] On ROI, Social Media, and Relationships
realize the irony of writing that last sentence on the blog of the maven of SM measurement. He is a husband, Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs fan, and also blogs. [Ed: I'm on vacation. Here's the fifth of a week's worth of guest posts.]. just finished watching a video from LeWeb ’10 in Paris starring Gary Vaynerchuk in which he discusses the ROI of social media. I’d like you to watch the video and then we’ll discuss (warning; there’s some NSFW language in the video): Gary Vaynerchuk on Social Media ROI. Shonali is giving and kind, what can I say?
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011
[Blog] I’m still here
And now I’ll be back to writing my blog entries and as always doing my best to help you out with your business and social media needs. Blog Imagine Your Reality Taylor Ellwood websiteThis is just a quick note. I’m still here. I’ve been getting my website redone by Dan Delmain of Umbrella Web Solutions , and then getting it fixed by him, after I managed to mess it up. Did I mention I am NOT a web designer? So it goes. But this new site is finally here and I’m really pleased with it.
ENGAGE | FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
[Blog] That's Just, Like, Your Opinion, Man
Measurement Opinion That’s Just, Like, Your Opinion, Man by Chris Blose on March 11, 2011 Y ou have written the perfect blog entry on a topic that seems harmless enough: “Five fitness tips for fighting flab.” You want to encourage people to share their viewpoints and build a sense of community around your blog , website, or social media page, but what do you do when things turn ugly? But even if your blog, site or page received only 6 comments per day, moderating takes time. Engage Content marketing resources and insights from content marketing professionals. Home 1. First!
ENGAGE | FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
[Blog] That’s Just, Like, Your Opinion, Man
Y ou have written the perfect blog entry on a topic that seems harmless enough: “Five fitness tips for fighting flab.” You want to encourage people to share their viewpoints and build a sense of community around your blog , website, or social media page, but what do you do when things turn ugly? But even if your blog, site or page received only 6 comments per day, moderating takes time. You publish, and then you wait for the healthy dialogue to begin. Posted by x9jn76h at 9:07 a.m. Great article, please to enjoy multivitamins sale cheap Posted by Firstmaster at 9:08 a.m.
ENGAGE | TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
[Blog] What the Top 10 Blogs in Content Marketing Are Doing That You.
Measurement Opinion What the Top 10 Blogs in Content Marketing Are Doing That You Probably Aren’t by Andrew Hanelly on March 15, 2011 I f you want to have one of the most-read blogs in all of content marketing, the formula is actually pretty simple. If you break down the output of the top 10 blogs on AdAge’s Power 150 , you’ll find that the average blog has been producing content for nearly 2,500 days. Do As I Do, Not as I Say The top 10 blogs in content marketing have taught us a lot over the years. The top blogs don’t care.) Home 1. Strategy 2. years.
ENGAGE | THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
[Blog] All the News That’s Fit to Ignore
If you liked this, try: 4 Tips to Develop Engaging Story Ideas The Lifespan of Social Media Content (Or, the Fish, the Stream, and the Shore) Want Infinite Blog Post Ideas? M y mom sold my trumpet a couple months ago on EBay and you probably couldn’t care less. Sure, it was a big moment for me – I’d been playing for about one third of my life and the proceeds of the sale would help out my family – but for the rest of the world it was about as interesting as well, some random guy selling a trumpet. Has anyone written something nearly identical? Is it readable? Is it skimmable?
ENGAGE | FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
[Blog] What to Do with Twitter When You Aren’t on Twitter
Make sure the last Tweet (and for that matter, blog post) you’ve left leaves a lasting, positive impression of what people can hope to get from following your account. Good idea: A link to your latest blog post or inspiring article. Say they had a great blog post on a new shop that opened up. L et’s face it: Twitter is a bit addicting. Even as a former Twitter-hater , I’ve gotten somewhat swept up in the RTs, the #FF and that special feeling of being listed. Every article you see has the “How to Act on Twitter” and “What You’re REALLY saying in 140 characters.”
ENGAGE | THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
[Blog] This Blog Post is Brought to You by Paper…Mostly
T his blog post was written mostly on a blank piece of paper. This blog started out the old fashioned way it did because I wanted to test if my brain was truly wired differently. Image: farween ] If you liked this, try: 5 Reasons You Won’t Read This Blog Post Paper is Greener than Pixels Want Infinite Blog Post Ideas? Yes, actual paper, with ruled lines and everything. I can’t remember the last time I sat down and scribbled away until I figured out what on earth I was writing about. By the time I graduated, I was essentially living in a paperless world.
THE SOCIAL MEDIA INCUBATOR | THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011
[Blog] 7 Reasons WordPress Rocks for Blogs
Did you hear about the Blogger shut-down in May that left thousands of businesses without their blogs for several days? That’s not good news; after all, what are bloggers to do without access to their blogs? There are many blogging platforms in the blogosphere, the difficulty can be in knowing which one will work best for you, and will meet your blogging goals. BlogTrafficExchange considers WordPress to be the best available blogging platform. WordPress.com is provided by WordPress, the Open Source blogging software.
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
[Blog] The Blogger’s Ultimate Guide to YouTube Success
It can ultimately help you increase traffic to your blog while quickening the process of building loyalty and trust between you and your audience. After knowing all the stats and the potential, why don’t bloggers use YouTube more to build our blogs and to reach out to millions of people, free? Video is by far the best way to build your brand and increase traffic to your blog. This guest post is written by Hasan from MarketingTheInternet , Internet Marketing and Make Money from Websites Tips Blog. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3.
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
[Blog] The ripoff of airport wifi
I’m at the Norfolk airport and I wanted to get online, check email, and write blog entries, like this one I’m typing in MS Word on my computer. I go to logon and what I find out is I need to pay for wifi access through Boingo at this airport, and when I look at the terms for signing up, it turns out that if I pay for 24 hour access ($6.95), it only applies to this location, and that I’ll need to pay additional fees if I want to login at another location ($7.95 per location in the U.S. after the initial payment, more if its an international location).
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
[Blog] Why you need a blog on your website
I’ve become more convinced than ever that the blog is the center tool of all the other social media tools, mainly because it functions like a website and because if updated regularly, it not only allows you to post material to social media sites, but also helps with the search engine optimization for your website. As such, I think any business that’s serious about using online marketing needs to integrate a blog into their website, in order to take advantage of what a blog can offer. Don’t think of a blog as just a tool to post articles.
PROBLOGGER | TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
[Blog] Why Your Blog Isn’t Making Money
After coming in like a cowgirl blogging newbie and failing with making money online with my blog, I have figured out what lead to my blog bringing in $0.00 most months. To think I came into the blogging world with a typical “make money online blog and with the mindset that I’d blow everyone away with loads of affiliate income rolling in was foolish. If you don’t think that’s such a bad thing, that’s probably because you are a new blogger, probably less than six months into blogging. In the last year, I never had a business plan for my blog.
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
[Blog] Internet Marketing: Is it about Creating Relationships or Making Money
On Web Strategist Jeremiah Owyang’s blog, he had a blog post about monetizing blogs and whether it was more important to create a relationship based presence or to monetize the blog for monetary returns, and ecommerce. At the same time, I don’t the blog should be given over to ads and promotions so heavily that people only see that. If you’re going to monetize your blog, keep the following in mind: You still need to provide quality content that will make people want to read your blog. My own approach is to take a mixed strategy.
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
[Blog] How games can teach us to network
Blog business classes communication networking Fallout 3 gaming Group-dynamic game How to Solve It Problem solving Taylor Ellwood video gamesI have a confession to make: I’m an avid video and board game player. The other day I was playing through Fallout 3, a game set in a post apocalyptic future America , and it occurred to me that underlying the adventure aspects of the game was a very simple formula found in just about every role playing game I’ve played. Even video games involve having the main character interact with other characters to achieve goals.
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
[Blog] SEO and SMO Stratgies for my website and blog
After taking care of the website, I also decided to upgrade some of my plug-ins for my wordpress blogs, and get some new plug-ins that would allow me to continue improving the SMO for my blogs. upgraded my livejournal cross-poster, which allows me to syndicate my blog entries to my livejournal account, and also upgraded my social bookmarking plug-in. added Tweetback , which tracks mentions of the blog post in twitter, useful for determining what the overall reach of a blog post is in the twitterverse as well as for responding. also added some new plug-ins.
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
[Blog] Social Media and audience pt 4
I’ve discussed social media and audience in regards to social networking, but lets turn now to other mediums of social media, such as blogs. blog, such as this one, can be its own website as well as directing readers to the primary website. But a blog is much more than a website, when we factor in the interactive elements such as comments that allow people to participate in a conversation, or the relatively recent addition of social bookmarking and social networking share buttons that allow readers to promote the content of a blog to other mediums.
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2010
[Blog] Why I video Blog
Watch the video below to learn a bit more about why I’m incorporating video blogging into my social media. Blog Social Media video social media presence social networking Taylor Ellwood video blog YouTubethink video is underused and is one of the most power mediums available. Also check out the latest Social Media Coach Radio show , where I discuss how to deal with spammers in further depth and really explain why it’s empowering to do so!
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010
[Blog] Why you need to choose your plugins for wordpress carefully
I’ve been puzzled for a little while about why the functionality to schedule blogs via wordpress wasn’t working for me. Then I wrote a guest post for another blog and saw that the schedule functionality worked just fine and I realized the problem: One of my plugins was coded to stop that functionality. quickly figured out what the plugin was, deactivated it and I was able to schedule blog posts again, as well as do a few other things I’d been missing. Blog Social Media plugins Taylor Ellwood wordpressWhat do you think?
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010
[Blog] Videoblog: How to build more genuine relationships on social media sites
You may have noticed yesterday that the blog wasn’t available. There were some issues with the server. I’ve been told we’re migrating my website and blog to more a stable environment, but occasionally for the next few weeks it may hiccup. On to the video blog! Blog networking Social Media video Relationships social media coach social networking Taylor Ellwood
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
[Blog] The value of an email subscription form for a blog
Something which surprises me is how many bloggers don’t include a subscribe by email form on their blogs. think more bloggers should include this service because it allows people to get the latest blog entries in their email. subscribe by email form allows me to get the blog entry in my inbox, without having to go anywhere else to look at the information. I don’t think it’s ever wise to to write off one form of communication in favor of others, mainly because there are people who will prefer to be communicated with the technology they already use.
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010
[Blog] Get your blog listed on blog directories
My blog is now on Alltop. You can also find it on social media today and a number of other blog directories. Each time I learn about a new blog directory or resource site, I get my blog listed on it as soon as possible, in order to build up backlinks to the blogs, and also to expose it to a wider audience. If you post on a regular basis and you think of your blog as a professional platform, it’s worth your time to get it listed on different blog directories. Blog Social Media backlinks blog blog directory Taylor Ellwood
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010
[Blog] Just because you post it, doesn't mean they read it
Something I’ve observed about posting a link to a blog, with even an excerpt of that blog is that there is no guarantee people will actually read the blog. The question then, is how do you get people to actually visit your blog and read it? The truth is, most people, even if they click the link, and visit the blog, will only skim the first paragraph or so, before deciding if they will actually slow down and read the blog. Finally, the body and conclusion of the blog need to actually deliver on solving the problem you stated in the first paragraph.
IMAGINE YOUR REALITY | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
[Blog] Hello world!
Edit or delete it, then start blogging Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post.
SAMIR BALWANI | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
[Blog] Blogger Outreach Guide: How to Get Started
The growth of blogs, attributed to the ease of access and the simplification of publishing, has signaled a change in PR strategies for businesses both big and small. In aggregate, a number of smaller blogs can command the same audience as major publishers. It’s the reason blog networks were born, to leverage the audience of multiple sites to create one huge audience. PR experts leverage this opportunity to connect with a number of smaller blogs, to get their message out. Guest posting is the act of writing articles to be published on a blog you don’t own.
SAMIR BALWANI | TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
[Blog] 7 Simple Fixes for Your Small Business Website
Update Your Blog Often. Update Your Blog Often. Having a blog makes this process really easy. brand blog is an extremely powerful tool for marketing your business online. If you don’t have a blog already, it’s really simple to add one. Check out WordPress as a free blogging solution that can easily be added to your current website. Why Your Small Business Needs an Active Website and Blog. When I hear “business website” I think “business storefront”. To me, both are synonymous. Would you leave your stores’ windows shattered? Build a Contact Form.
SAMIR BALWANI | TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
[Blog] Why I’m Not Excited About Mobile Applications
Similar Posts: Micro-Blogging Monetization Possibilities. No I don’t think mobile applications are dead, there will be new mobile apps launch today and some of them will probably be extremely successful. Instead, what the title of this article alludes to is the fact that mobile applications are a temporary way for users to access the mobile web. Mobile applications segment data, users, and technology. History has taught us that technology wants to converge and that segments break down over time. Table of Contents. The Mobile Problem. The True Mobile Solution. credit.
SAMIR BALWANI | TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
[Blog] Grow Your Newsletter List With These Two Tips
Recently, Pat hosted an interview with Derek on his blog “Smart Passive Income (brand marketers take note, you learn the most from affiliates and passive income marketers) where they talked about email conversions and building your list. The two conversion points that stood out to me were: at the end of individual blog posts and multiple points through long page resources. This blog is powered by the Genesis Framework, a WordPress theme that is very easily customized. Most business owners and marketers are always looking for new ways to increase their email lists.
SAMIR BALWANI | TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
[Blog] 5 Small Business Marketing Campaigns You Can Execute Today
If you want to be more advanced, don’t hesitate to create a Blog page and begin posting your own content. Maintaining a business blog is an extremely effective way to build traffic and visibility to your business website, but that’s a topic for another post. Getting overwhelmed is pretty easy when you read all the different strategies available for small business marketing. It’s actually kind of crazy how many options are available. Instead of giving you yet another strategy or theory, let’s talk about some tactics you can put in place today. Table of Contents. Client Newsletter.
PROBLOGGER | FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
[Blog] What to Do When You’re so Boring You’re Boring Yourself
Have you ever finished one of your own blogs written by yours truly and finished the dang thing bored out of your own mind? decide what I’ll look like (always some sort of super model, of course), what my past was like, where I’m headed in life and how many hundreds of dollars I’m getting paid to write this blog (it helps). Who cares if it’s even remotely relevant to what I typically blog about. If you’re not so gutsy yet, post it as a guest blog. Do you need an entirely new blog? know, I know, sometimes blogging is torture. It happens. Or something.
PROBLOGGER | FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
[Blog] 5 Ways I’m Using LinkedIn – to Drive Traffic, Build Community, Generate Sales and Build Influence
For example check out the ’31 Days to Build a Better Blog’ recommendations that have already come in. 2. Start a ‘group’ on your blog’s topic – it can open up opportunity for you to become a leader and authority in the niche and opens up some interesting networking opportunities ( join the ProBlogger Group here ). 3. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Let me quickly mention a few: 1. Companies. In the last week I set ProBlogger up as a ‘Company’ on LinkedIn. Groups. Finding Guest Writers. Status Updates. Social Media
ADAM COHEN | THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
[Blog] Interview: EMC Does Social Media From The Inside Out
Many of our public bloggers, as example, honed their voice and refined their blogging skills on EMC|ONE before going public. Thanks for letting us share our story via your blog, Adam. Recently I had a discussion with a client about doing social media “inside out – starting with leveraging collaboration tools and focusing on using social tools inside the walls before engaging customers. I was quickly reminded that storage technology and services company EMC has taken that approach and embarked on a journey with employees, customers and partners worldwide. Len Devann
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
[Blog] The Beginner’s Mind at Work
For a communicator, with the added benefit of the plethora of “social media tools (from video to audio, and blogging to Facebook, livecasting and beyond), the toys for this childlike creativity have never been greater. by Benson Hendrix. Image by moonlightbulb. “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” – Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki, “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. One of the concepts in Zen Buddhist philosophy is the idea of the “beginner’s mind. Don’t stop asking “why can’t we do …?”.