SOCIAL WAYNE | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010
[Blog] seven days, seven needles and no tweets
and got an idea for a sarcastic blog post called “21 ways how to become a social media ninja rock star in 2011? … Don’t ask. To say the last seven days have been rough is an understatement but here it goes. If you have no clue to what I’m talking about then carry on with your digital life and have a great 2011. For the rest of you here’s my story. Last Tuesday evening I was sitting at the dinner table around 8:30 P.M. told LaToya (wife) my head was hurting and I wasn’t feeling well. A few minutes later, I pulled myself up to the bathroom and vomiting twice then laid back down. Terrible!
KYLE LACY | MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
[Blog] Restaurants and Social Media
Create a Blog to Share Your Story. It’s easy to assume that a restaurant doesn’t need a blog. However, a blog can be give your customers an even greater sense of a relationship. The blog will reflect the restaurant in a more detailed way. Every blog post read can increase the chance for potential customers and current to visit the webpage and drive traffic through the doors. 4. Restaurants using social media is not a new concept. There are certain things restaurants should and should not do. The restaurant business is a form of entertainment. It should.
JACOB MORGAN | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
[Blog] Case Study: Implementing Enterprise Collaboration at TELUS
Implementing collaboration tools within TELUS has been a four year journey for the organization and includes multiple technologies such as Cisco Telepresence, micro-blogging, and virtual worlds. Dan Ponteract , the Senior Director / Head of Learning & Collaboration at TELUS, recently gave Chess Media Group an inside look into their journey of implementing Enterprise 2.0 tools within their organization. Below is a short overview of the study, you can check out our collaboration resources to download the free full case study along with other content. The push for Enterprise 2.0
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
[Blog] The Social Strategist: Social Marketing Discussion with Chris Barger
Whether they’re on Facebook, Twitter, a blog or in a forum, what people want from companies is candor, directness, dialogue and interaction. ateWhen it comes to social media for the enterprise, you’d be hard pressed to find a more qualified expert than Chris Barger. He spent four years as Director of Global Social Media at General Motors, served as IBM’s “blogger-in-chief”, and is now the Senior Vice President of Global Programs at Voce Connect. Chris also recently penned The Social Media Strategist: Build a Successful Program from the Inside Out. Brilliant.
ELASTIC THOUGHT | FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2009
[Blog] Can Social Media Solve the Global Economic Crisis?
The debate this morning on the blogs, the Diane Rehm show and in a lot of the 24 hour cable media is focused on how the executives lied, how the journalists were duped, and how do we bring accountability into this. The debate this morning on the blogs, the Diane Rehm show and in a lot of the 24 hour cable media is focused on how the executives lied, how the journalists were duped, and how do we bring accountability into this. Elastic Thought About My Other Accounts Facebook: 690281596 Other.: link] Other.: link] Other.: Probably not. movement.
MINDJUMPERS | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010
[Blog] Top 10 Tips on Planning a Blogger Event
Tweet Blog post written by Georgina Coates who is Senior Digital Strategist at UK based, integrated communications agency Kindred. Cover all transport costs – blogging for many is a hobby and therefore any costs incurred are not tax deductable. An occasional email would not go amiss if a particular blogger had expressed an interest in keeping up to date with your campaign but Twitter is also a great way to keep the connection going by replying to Tweets and retweeting interesting blog posts. experiences to inspire their writing. The (R)evolution of Social Media Bloggers.
THE WAY OF THE WEB | TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
[Blog] Quick appearances elsewhere
And at the same time, freelance social media and digital PR consultant Ben Matthews has written a good blog post on starting out freelancing , which includes advice from a number of wise and successful freelancers. Client work has kept us all really busy at the moment, along with some work on our own projects – some live, such as OnlineRaceDriver , and some still at the ‘skunkworks’ stage. And me. The post Quick appearances elsewhere appeared first on TheWayoftheWeb. TheWayoftheWeb
THE WAY OF THE WEB | TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
[Blog] Quick appearances elsewhere
And at the same time, freelance social media and digital PR consultant Ben Matthews has written a good blog post on starting out freelancing , which includes advice from a number of wise and successful freelancers. Client work has kept us all really busy at the moment, along with some work on our own projects – some live, such as OnlineRaceDriver , and some still at the ‘skunkworks’ stage. And me. Buffer. TheWayoftheWeb
KIKOLANI | THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
[Blog] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Facebook Summit and Hamsters with Soul
Blogging / Writing. content strategy for audience engagement – use this when planning your blog posts, and you will get more interaction. ways to skyrocket your blog traffic – simple yet effective ways to get more visitors to your blog. Secret Blog Collaboration Group – maybe not so secret, but an exceptional place to meet other bloggers for some serious blog collaboration. How to start a blog in a crowded niche – five ways to overcome the overwhelming side of it and get to blogging. The Resources Mashup. Twitter.
DIVA MARKETING BLOG | TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
[Blog] Diva Marketing's 5th Anniversary! Who would have thought?
Pop a Cork For The New Diva Marketing Blog. launched Diva Marketing as an experiment because my friend Dana VanDen Heuvel told me I couldn't talk about blogs in workshops I was conducting unless I was active in the space. Dana said blogs were different and in order to establish credibility I had to participate in this thing called a "converstation." What did I really need with a blog. I had a website!? Diva Marketing turned into not only a learning playground but a labor of love and one of the first blog brands. As my story goes. Thanks to you. Thanks to you.
BILL HARTZER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
[Blog] Meltwater Acquires IceRocket
IceRocket is a real-time search engine that crawls over 200 million blogs, as well as tweets, news, and videos that are each profiled, categorized and ranked. The Meltwater Group , an online media intelligence company, has acquired IceRocket , a social search engine that provides real-time search (among other things). Combined together, IceRocket and Meltwater plan to provide public relations, marketing, communications and advertising pros “with the most comprehensive set of tools for monitoring, analyzing and engaging in relevant conversations across social channels. Marketing
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
[Blog] Social Pros Podcast – Justin Levy, Citrix Online
It’s funny, this one rings a little bit personal. I got into it on a blog last night and the comments with somebody who wrote a blog post about social media “experts” ruining the ethos of Pinterest by posting social media-related content and infographics and things like that. You may have seen the cartoon, we’ll make sure we link it up in the blog post about this podcast. Jay : In this blog comments that I got into yesterday, there’s one that says “Must Co-opt All The Things” with the same guy. Listen Now. Jay : Exactly.
CHRIS BROGAN | MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
[Blog] Looking for Work- The Impact Equation
Your home base in this case is a simple website and possibly a blog (I’d use WordPress and spend a few bucks on a premium design, but then, that’s me), so that you can craft a page or pages to help explain yourself to prospective buyers. The first is…” And below that, I’d have a quick “REPLY HERE” kind of opportunity that maybe is a comment box like a blog post, but MIGHT be an email contact form and/or your cell number. When you’re seeking work, it’s always a frustrating challenge. You know you’re missing something.
ENGAGING BRAND | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
[Blog] Why Imitation Can Bring Social Success
Copyright law never seems far from a blog post and yet sometimes I think we tend to see all copyright as bad - copying can be good and here's why. Humans love to imitate and as technology advancements happen.we have an even greater ability to imitate! Listen to The Knock Off Economy to hear about the copyright issues). Human's are an evolution of their genetics.we have copying built into our DNA. It is part of our 'humanness'. Therefore social media and social marketing are playing to genetic make up - copy and share. People talk about elevator pitches.I must say that I don't do those!
LOUIS GRAY | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
[Blog] Social Layers or Networks. Is There Room for More?
Neither blog post even mentioned the word social. Sometimes, it seems the phenomenal success and user growth seen by Facebook and Twitter in the last few years has boxed in what we accept as a bonafide social network - as we early adopters and tech press absorb potential challengers like chum and digest them quickly, mocking their attempts as feeble, and their traction as futile. The world is going social, whether it's little bit by little bit or in an all-in gamble to change the world. Just take a look at Apple's Ping, within iTunes. What about Spotify Social ? What about Google Buzz ?
TWIST IMAGE | THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
[Blog] Awards Worth Winning
In that blog post above on buying your way to the top, I did contemplate using one of those business book services that guarantee a spot on these lists. Are you cynical of people who win awards or make some kind of bestsellers list? Whether it''s the New York Times '' book list or an advertising award, I have always had a love/hate relationship with these types of accolades. I''ve seen so many people game the system (yes, even ones that seem un-gameable) that I often look at the "winners" with an air of deep suspicion. Still, the book hit the top ten list. Not really. for sure."
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
[Blog] 10 Great Ideas Coming Right Up
Consequently, I’m taking three weeks off from Convince & Convert blogging. It’s time for my annual summer vacation. This year, as a token of my appreciation + relationship reconnection after writing a book, moving to Indiana, and then embarking on a six month book tour, I am taking my wife to Vahine Island , a 23-acre motu in Tahaa, French Polynesia. There are only 9 rooms on the entire island, and essentially nothing to do other than be mesmerized by your surroundings. Ways to Deliver B2B Marketing Content That Sells – Carmen Hill from Babcock & Jenkins.
WEB METRICS GURU | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
[Blog] Social Media Analtytics Case Studies
I need Social Media Analytics Case Studies for the the book I’m writing and I put up a page up on this blog (link in the upper right) where you can read and contact me if your interested in providing a case study that can go into the Social Media Analytics Book. Shortly (in a week or so) the Book Blog will be up but it’s not ready yet. Note: You can contact me via twitter at @webmetricsguru or you can fill out the form on the page in the upper right of the masthead of this blog (submit a case study). SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYTICS: THE BOOK. Industry Segment: (i.e.:
MYRLAND MARKETING | THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010
[Blog] THE SEARCH FOR YOU
It is so nice to be able to follow a blog or an expert, such as yourself, to obtain this type of information. Home About Services Social Media Speaking-Training LMA Contact Subscribe Myrland Marketing Minutes Strategic Social Media: Making Social Media Make Sense THE SEARCH FOR YOU by Nancy Myrland on August 19, 2010 Because Social Media and Social Networking revolve around connection to other people, which then leads to developing relationships, it’s important to monitor activity that is directly related to you. Mine is @NancyMyrland. Let’s take a look. Digg this!
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012
[Blog] One Social Thing Wrap Up – Week of 5/28/2012
One Social Thing Wrap Up – Week of 5/28/2012 is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Here’s what we included in this week’s One Social Thing daily email. Scroll to see the social media and content marketing articles you need to know. To get One Social Thing delivered to your email each day, please subscribe below. If you find a social media or content marketing story you think is a must-read, tweet it out with the #OneSocialThing hash tag. Thanks! – Jay. What was the big issue of the week for you? Jess Ostroff.
WEB METRICS GURU | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
[Blog] HubSpot’s 101 Marketing Charts and Graphs contains some gems
Blogs: The words “Insights and “Analysis seem to generate the most views of blog content (I guess that’s because people are looking for insights and analysis – the big picture, no surprise here) according to slide 11 in the deck. If your giving away something (slide 13) you’ll get a better response than if your not (common sense) while the best time to get your content seen is 10AM (but in what time zone – ha!) 101 Marketing Charts and Graphs. View more presentations from HubSpot Internet Marketing. according to slide 24. Twitter. Facebook.
BRASS TACK THINKING | THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010
[Blog] Choosing Goals for Social Media
And if you’re looking for some other guidance about goals, metrics and measurement in social media, I’ve got a bunch of other stuff here on the blog, including an ebook, that might help. blog comments powered by Disqus Search Brass Tacks About the Authors Amber Naslund Amber Naslund (@ambercadabra on Twitter) is a communications and business strategist and the Director of Community for Radian6. Many of those questions start at the very beginning: How do I know I’m setting the right goals? Problems aren’t always bad things. Yes, indeed it can. Right?
LOUIS GRAY | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
[Blog] OneTrueFan Adds Personalized Hot News From Your Friends
One recent share I made of Micah Baldwin's " It All Changes When the Founder Drives a Porsche " article gained more than 1,000 clickthroughs, passing the points to me and making me the OneTrueFan of Micah's blog - which I was already, but now is confirmed by irrefutable science. OneTrueFan is looking to be more than a badge-creating Web surfer tracking toolbar gimmick. Quietly launched at the end of last week and being publicly unveiled today, OneTrueFan has added a "Your Hot News" tab to every user's profile, showing items that are popping throughout your network of connections.
LOUIS GRAY | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
[Blog] RockMelt's Social Hooks Put Users In Control Of Invite Flow
You often see a flurry of posts on blogs or Twitter , or pings via e-mail that amount to "Who wants into Service X? Capping initial access to one's service has long proven to be one of the most successful ways to drive buzz around the product. Today's launch of RockMelt is an interesting tweak on the old model, and a first test of the browser's real integration with Facebook as your social engine. It is not too uncommon for users who gain early access to a product to have a limited number of invites to pass to their friends. This is the "request and wait and wait and wait" method.
CHRIS BROGAN | FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
[Blog] Hold No Ground Solid
Some are about blogging. It’s so easy to get set in our thinking. spent 2013 working hard on creating courses , and paid a little less attention to my media efforts. I’ve also started work on some rebranding efforts. All of it gives you and I a lot to think about. What In Your Plans Are You Holding As Solid? For all of 2013, most of my business has come from offering courses to help people grow their businesses. Others are about productivity. Others are about building out a better digital channel for marketing and business-making. Zero are about “social media.”
FEVER BEE | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
[Blog] Community Lead Generation Machine
If someone comments on your blog, they become a lead you can follow up with later. Like a business, a community needs to generate leads. These are people potentially interested in joining the community. A good community manager both generates leads and converts them into regular, active, members. Generating leads. This typically means content, events/activities, and direction interaction (see the CHIP process ). The goal is to collect e-mail addresses or methods of directly contacting someone. Whitepapers. The more analytical, the better.
BILL HARTZER | SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014
[Blog] Nominees for Domainer’s Choice Awards – Dana Point, California – June 28, 2014
The Domainer’s Choice Awards are taking place this evening, here in Dana Point, California, at the Dana Point Yacht Club. I had the wonderful opportunity today to help set up for this evening’s event, and plan on live blogging the event. I’ll be posting an update either during the event or right after the event (depending on internet/wifi access availability). Kevin Allen is helping set up for the 2014 Domainer’s Choice Awards. will also post the final results of the awards as soon as they’re available. Escrow.com. Allegheny Internet. Parking Crew. NamesCon.
CHRIS BROGAN | MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
[Blog] Where I’m Headed
If we are going to talk about building platform, I’ll work on developing resources for it. I’ve already started by creating courses, like this one for how to improve your writing and blogging. I’ve been thinking a lot about you. want to be helpful. want to do more to see you successful. This is what’s on my mind. identical for the big guys and the little guys. wanted to take a moment and give you a preview of what’s to come for me and my business plans for the next many months (give or take any course correction that happens along the way).
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
[Blog] Easy Content Scheduling for Bloggers
Get a calendar, drop a blog post onto each day, and you’re done. That approach might be fine in the early days of a blog, when you feel the need to cover every topic in your niche, and you want to write about everything. Knee-jerk writing might get content onto your site, but it won’t necessarily meet the long-term strategies you’ve set for your blog. You may have seen them listed in our Guest Post Guidelines —they’re things like blog SEO and design, WordPress tips, and so on. How do you manage content scheduling on your blog? Right?
LOUIS GRAY | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
[Blog] Follow NFL Football With Game Center on Android
Play by play and Other Highlights in Game Center Lest the current game be in timeout or halftime, you can tap over to read headlines and blogs from around the league, view press conference videos, or see high quality photographs from other games - including, yes, cheerleaders, if you're into that. Professional sports leagues are warming up quickly to mobile customers who can't be at the game or in front of their TV sets at home. The MLB At Bat application is a top program on iPhones, iPads and Android phones alike, and is so good, I swear I bought it three times - once for each platform.
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
[Blog] How to Use Social Media When Customers Aren’t that Into You
Use your blog, website, and social networks to provide answers to the most common questions. Guest post by Debra Ellis , founder of Wilson & Ellis Consulting. Every marketer should ask, “How do conversations increase sales and improve service for our company? The answer may not come easy because there is a major roadblock preventing companies from creating highly engaged communities. Their customers don’t want to talk to them. People want to complete their business transactions with minimal effort. Conversations require effort. Sometimes, they require a lot of it.
THE WAY OF THE WEB | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
[Blog] Fighting for the internet, and for my son…
If you read my blog regularly, or follow me on Twitter , you’ll doubtless have an idea of my views on SOPA, PIPA, ACTA etc. I’m one of over 2 million people who have signed a petition to try and get ACTA rejected, and I support the hundreds of protests taking place later today in cities across the UK and the globe. I’m against these measures for 2 reasons, and it’s not about being able to pirate films, music or books. Generally many of the acts, artists and authors I enjoy tend to be aware of and use Creative Commons licences anyway. Buffer.
THE NEW STRATEGIST | THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
[Blog] 4 'Share' Button Tips - Choosing the best buttons for the job.
There’s no denying that you need to have share buttons on your site or blog. In sidebars, below product title headers, or at the end of blog posts are all great locations that make it clear what information you’ll be sharing. If it’s a blog, for example, you’ll likely want a multi-site share button so that readers can share it in any way they want (Tweet, Like, StumbleUpon, Re-blog, email, print, etc). Overall, what you really need to look at when deciding how to setup your sharing options is what really fits with your site or blog. Sound like a contradiction?
STAY N' ALIVE | FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2010
[Blog] Introduce Friends to the New Year With SocialToo
most our traffic happens on the backend where we process your social stream) We saw coverage from blogs like Mashable and TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb and even the New York Times , and that coverage continues to share the word of what we offer with more people. We introduced DM filters and the ability to clean up your stream, making us the first, and one of the only services to make Twitter and the Social Streams you belong to cleaner places. 2009 was a great year for SocialToo ! Traffic peaked at around 150,000 page views and we’re not even a page-view generating site!
KYLE LACY | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
[Blog] The Definition of Social Media from a New User
wanted to encourage novice users and bloggers to write guest posts on my blog that defined social media in their minds. By no means an expert but frequently expresses his opinion regarding technology at his blog blogtekkie. There are many of us who scoff at the idea of the definition of social media because we have been talking about it for a couple of years. However, we are in the minority. Here is the first one. ———-. What is social media? This is a very good question and has been asked many times. 573 million results! Overwhelming? Yes it is.
INBLURBS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010
[Blog] Six Search Engine Submission Tips to Get Search Engine Traffic
Make use of social networking communities or by doing some blogging activities which will help you to advertise yourself and your contents by which people will find you easily. Six Search Engine Submission Tips to Get Search Engine Traffic. Online business is a platform of tough competition. You need to make use of each and every strategy to sustain in this competitive world. So to attain a position in this world of websites, you need to have a well optimized website. In which each word of your site is accountable in determining search engine traffic. Keep an eye on your customers needs.
WHAT SPINKS THINKS | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
[Blog] 3 Steps to Help Starters Beat the Twitter Learning Curve « The.
The Spinks Blog A Fresh Look Into Social Media Home About Contact Me Under 30 Professionals 3 Steps to Help Starters Beat the Twitter Learning Curve Picture Cred: "Shovelling Son" You’ve probably heard people say “I dont get the point of twitter or “twitter is just like facebook updates as much as I have. I’m not sure any twitter user completely understood its concept when they first tried it. Blogger’s recommendations : Read the blogs of the people that you follow on twitter. Blog at WordPress.com.Highly appreciated!
DANNY BROWN | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
[Blog] Your Best Work is You - Danny Brown
Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs Your Best Work is You September 6, 2010 26 voices share yours! Is it the blog post about a charity that you’re involved in? To me, every single thing we share about ourselves through a blog post is our best work. You might also like: Social Media Bashing is Boring as Hell You Scratch My Back Hello, It’s Good to Meet You Tags: best posts , blogging , personalities 26 voices - share yours! And what defines our best work? Stand by!
WEB METRICS GURU | TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010
[Blog] Inception of an Idea & Web Journal July 27th, 2010
First, I found the I nception Infographic on Jason Calacanis’s blog. And if you like Widgets, Wolfram Alpha will let you build your own Widgets and embed them in your blog, again, according to JatiN. You can take a look at SN Reach’s website but I’ll cover it in more detail in early/mid August when I have some of my own data to display and talk about. This goes along with my strong bias to talk about data that I touch. Here’s some high level charts of how the conversation about Inception is progressing (and how it’s broken down). source: [link].
TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
[Blog] Content Aggregators are Killing Content Creators
After I had expressed my thoughts in my blog post, I had an exchange with Louis on Twitter about comment fragmentation. have NO PROBLEM with conversations happening offsite. I’ve learned to adapt by integrating those conversations on my blog wherever I can (as you can see, Richard Cunningham just posted on Louis’s site and you can read it here. If someone wants to comment on it, usually he’d do that by visiting my blog. How is someone able to “like a blog post on the basis of a title (or a short description)? The major “Web 2.0″
DIVA MARKETING BLOG | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009
[Blog] Secrets to Building Digital Relationships
So, I try to value them by commenting in their blogs, linking to them on Twitter, replying to their comments and being available when asked. Last Valentine's Day I asked a few marketers how to develop great business relationships. The responses were insightful and smart. With so much of our time spent in the online world I wondered how people were developing digital relationships. posted on Diva Marketing and sent off a tweet asking. What is your "secret" to building digital relationships through social media? It seems appropriate that the response are a Valentine's Day post.
SPIN SUCKS | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010
[Blog] Net Semi-Neutrality: New Rules from the FCC
The rules are bogus, according to Gini Dietrich. I’ve been pretty outspoken about the need to maintain net neutrality for several months now. I’ve blogged about it and, when I speak, I advise business leaders to pay careful attention to the rulings. Well, the FCC has made their decision on net neutrality and we are now faced with two versions of the web. One where we are protected on our computers, but not on our phones. Which means we can gain access to anything we want if we’re using our browsers, but the wireless carriers can block apps if they want (i.e.
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
[Blog] Is Your Brand Navigating the Social Stream Blindly?
He takes up passion projects via his company, Crave Engine , and helps social media marketers suck less via his blog. Guest post by Scott Bishop , director of social influence for Bozell. Is your business out there navigating on the web and the social stream blindly? Not sure what I mean…ok, do you ever find yourself scrambling to find things to tweet about or post on Facebook that ever receive engagement back? Are your metrics increasing? And for the final gut punch…is your business’s social media activity working? By how much and, if not, by how little? Don’t fall into this trap.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
[Blog] RIP 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website
Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search R.I.P. 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website August 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The game used to be relatively simple. Do you join in, and try to engage your customers there, or try to pull them out of their Facebooking to go to your static site or unlinked blog?
CHRIS BROGAN | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
[Blog] CYBER MONDAY SALES: New Course and Program Offerings
BLOG TOPICS: THE MASTER CLASS. Blog Topics: The Master Class is 16 weeks of lessons from me (who knows a bit about writing), videos from experts in the publishing and writing field, and a community of people there to help. BLOG TOPICS. The easy-going little cousin to Blog Topics: The Master Class is Blog Topics. This is 45 weeks of writing advice and at least 10 topics a week for you to share on your blog (business or personal or whatever you need!). We have a lot to share with you. Take a look and see if any of these projects are helpful to your goals.
PROBLOGGER | SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010
[Blog] Blogosphere Trends + Storytelling
This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts) – Darren. Because today, we’re going to use the weekly blogosphere trends from Regator to talk about the importance of storytelling in blogging. People communicate in stories every day and, used sparingly and appropriately, they can add a lot to your blog. Example: Bors Blog “ Haircuts in Herat ”. Have you recently used a story on your blog? This Post is from: ProBlogger Blog Tips. Tags: Miscellaneous Blog Tips Oh no.
TRENDS SPOTTING | WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
[Blog] Do Traditional Media Top New Media? Discussion on Corenell’s Research Findings
million mainstream media sites and blogs. Cornell Researchers report that most news flowed from the traditional media to the blogs: The traditional news was found to lead blogs discussions by 2.5 percent of story lines originated in the blogs and later made their way to traditional media. Aggregated media platforms, top media blogs (even those which belong to the traditional ones) can not be considered as traditional media. 2. Blogs might capture shorter terms and not full sentences as searched for by the researchers. 3. Key findings reported: 1.
SOCIAL WAYNE | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010
[Blog] Offline, Online Mobile Marketing experiment with Google Goggles and Brands
For a closer look at these specific campaigns, take a look at our video: To read more about the Google Goggles marketing experiment read the blog post: Offline, meet online: a marketing experiment with Google Goggles. As we start to wrap up 2010, brands continue to experiment with technologies to bridge online, offline and mobile users to increase customer interactions. Last month Google along with T-Mobile, DIAGEO, Buick, Walt Disney Pictures, and Delta Airlines launched a new Google Goggles marketing experiment with the focus for people to explore the world using mobile devices.
TWIST IMAGE | MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013
[Blog] CTRL ALT Delete Book Reviews And Media
Media Coverage (Interviews, blog posts, podcasts, etc.): 360 Incentives - Interview With Mitch Joel "Sex With Data and A Digital First Posture" The Human Business Way Podcast - Ep 36 The Future of Media with Mitch Joel. In trying to figure out a place to keep reviews and media organized for my second business book, CTRL ALT Delete , I settled on this page. If you're interested in reviews, media and that sort of stuff about the business book, here it is (and it will be updated on a regular basis). But, this is more for archival purposes than self-promotion. GoodReads by C.C.
KIKOLANI | FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
[Blog] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, April Fool’s Pranks & Rainbow Bridge
Blogging / Writing. 100 ways to write a better blog post. What makes a blog post successful. invaluable blog SEO tactics you should not ignore and 3 fresh SEO tips. How to Guest blogging contest beginning and coming to a strong finish. 23 ways blogging has changed me. 10 social media blogs you should be following. 11 must install WordPress plugins for multi-author blogs. Look What You’ve Missed: The Fetching Friday archives – tons of useful resources on blogging, social networking, and more. The Resources Mashup.
CONVERSTATIONS | FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
[Blog] A Cup of Coffee – is a Conversation Station
The store almost always has people in it. - A book store offers bottled water and has a table-top game area for people to commune. - A health food store has snacks and herbal teas at a table in the back of the store for sharing recipes, workouts, and healthy living ideas. - A pizza parlor uses Facebook to offer one-night-only specials and follows up good reviews with private “thank you” coupons. - An auto mechanic uses his blog to answer questions and has created a Q & A area so customers can help each other. They linger a bit while sharing conversation.
TWIST IMAGE | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
[Blog] The Digital Marketer's Master Library
There are tons of new, evolving and fresh content online that can be found in Blogs (start here: Ad Age Power 150 ) , audio and video Podcasts and simply by following some of the smarter marketing folks on Twitter who shoot out fascinating links on a daily and continual basis. What business books should you read if you are looking to up your game in the digital marketing channels or if you're just about to enter the fray? I'm often asked this question, but the answer is not so cut and dry. When people ask about Digital Marketing, it sounds more like they're thinking about Social Media.
SHIFT DIGITAL | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
[Blog] 7 Habits of Expert Analytics You’re Probably Missing Out On – Part 3 of 3
Ask questions, read blogs, post a comment on this article or tweet me ( @kirkholmes ). In today’s day and age of social media and blogging this habit is of key importance. Share it with your co-workers, share it on this blog via the comments section, post about analytics on your own blog and just watch the response! So go forth and share your knowledge with the world and with us via the comments below or your own blog! Here is the third part of my three-part series on 7 habits of expert analytics you’re probably missing out on. Habit 6: Synergize.
GAURAVONOMICS | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
[Blog] Social Media Programs: The Sweet Spot Between Strategic Planning.
Gauravonomics Blog For Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists How To Organize and Energize Your Evangelists Blog Speaking Writing Bio Media Subscribe Slideshare Twitter LinkedIn Facebook IdeaSliver Labs Tumblr « A Simple Framework to Measure the Effectiveness of Social Media Programs MS&LGroup’s Webster Lewin on Real-Time Engagement and Mobile Marketing » Social Media Programs: The Sweet Spot Between Strategic Planning and Tactical Implementation Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! What do you think?
LOUIS GRAY | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2010
[Blog] The Quora Phenomenon - Peaking on Value & Authenticity
Robert Scoble called this an ingredient of major blogging innovation , which helped kick off the spike in users, but even if it's not revolutionary, it's great to see more in depth discussion than abbreviations, hashtags and @replies. Unless you've been completely logged out of all social networks, taking the post-Christmas week off as part of a tech detox, you have no doubt bumped into discussion of Quora , the red-hot question and answer site that has taken Silicon Valley by storm. The more accurate and transparent the answer, the more likely to be accepted by the community, of course.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010
[Blog] Are You World Famous In Poland?
Post Categories Select Category Blogging for Grasshoppers Business Career Networking Communication Blogging Measurement MeasurePR Public Relations Social Media Twitter Writing Events Guest Posts Amrit Pal Bryce Keane Conway Wigg Erica Holt Herwin Icasiano Howie Goldfarb Mike Doman Narciso Tovar Shanan Sorochynski Steff Metal Interviews Marketing Media Personal Cooking Recipe of the Week Philanthropy PRSA 2009 Resources How To Weekly Roundup Speaking Training Women Grow Business Featured Guest Bloggers Extra, Extra! Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox. Perfect!
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012
[Blog] How to Be Profound
But in some blogging niches—self help, personal development, and other emotive categories—”profound” is a word that’s often used to describe posts. I don’t have any stats on it, but I think profound content is probably more likely to be read all the way through, to encourage comments from readers, and to get shared. trend I see often on blogs is that of using formatting to emphasise “profound” or meaningful points within a post. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. For bloggers, profound content is a worthy goal. So what is profound?
CONVERSTATIONS | SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014
[Blog] Week in Review July 20 – 26, 2014: Posts and Podcasts
One way to do this is by combining your blog posts or other content into a week in review on SlideShare. ConverStations blog posts you may have missed this week: Save Your Research Work on the Cloud – With TabCloud. Week in Review July 20 - 26: Posts and Podcasts from ConverStations and SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcasts. The repurposing of content to reach new audiences and extend the shelf life of your efforts is something we always coach. Pictures and Images and Words: A Thoughtography Assignment. Your Face is a Conversation Station. The Customers Love Cheese. Small Busines
NET-SAVVY EXECUTIVE | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
[Blog] Discovering New Applications for Data and Analysis
Sure, but not all in one blog post. Do you have any of those mix-and-match books that let you remix parts of their pages? It's ok; you can claim they're for your kids.) We once bought a story starter for my son (see, like that) that combines an opening quote, a character, and a situation. Put together a random grouping, and you have the beginning of a story. That's sort of how I look at data and analytical methods. Here's how it works: First, remember the basic building blocks of social media analysis : data, analytics, and application. This is a good area for And not Or thinking.
WEB METRICS GURU | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
[Blog] AOL buys TechCrunch, the end of an Era plus The Social Network and Web Journal Sept 23rd – Sept 29th
But I wasn’t tired of writing, or speaking at events. I was tired of our endless tech problems, our inability to find enough talented engineers who wanted to work, ultimately, on blog and CrunchBase software. At this point, where else could TechCrunch go, they are already the top Tech blog and they already have been doing their own conferences, have their own TV Channel and in fact, have become almost a part of Mainstream Media and being bought by AOL just makes it official. According to Arrington… … The truth is I was tired. Will the brand be diluted? Probably.
TWIST IMAGE | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012
[Blog] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #126
" Clay Shirky does not blog. Instead, he posts long-form text-based content on his blog. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? " Teller (the quiet one) talks about magic and neuroscience. By breaking down a card trick, he reveals how easily our brains can be duped. It's a topic that's more and more mainstream, as everyone from politicians to marketers tries to manipulate us. It's also a reminder of how unfree free will is. Plus, cool trick." " (Alistair for Hugh). Magical times.
DIGITAL DIVA | SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015
[Blog] Relaxing in Conwy, eating healthier & preparing for #100daysnospend
By this weekend, I was itching to get out and do something nice…so with a rare free weekend we grabbed the chance to make an impromptu trip to a hotel I’ve been meaning to visit for a while – The Quay Hotel & Spa in Conwy (North Wales). I’ll post a full blog post about this shortly. Hello 2015! Hope you all had a good New Year? We had a very relaxed one with friends, including delicious food from Happen Upon (mainly because we were all a little hungover and tired from a birthday meal the night before!…worth It was a fab weekend . Preparing. Eating.
BARE FEET STUDIOS | TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009
[Blog] Join us at Social Media Club Hawaii Chapter
Home About What We Do PayPal Speaker Contact Subscribe Press / PR Bare Feet Network Internet Literacy for Business: Blogging, Podcasting, Online Video & Social Media Howto, Consulting, Training & Public Speaking Home > Activism , News , Social Media > Join the Email List at Social Media Club Hawaii Chapter Join the Email List at Social Media Club Hawaii Chapter by Roxanne Darling on June 9, 2009 The Social Media Club is an international organization with over 40 active chapters, whose goal is to develop and support best practices in the use of social media. Many thanks. Hawai?i
SOCIALFISH | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
[Blog] What we’d like for Christmas
recommend our blog to two people you know who may not be aware of it. subscribe to Jamie , Maggie , Leslie or John ‘s blogs, our amazing Team SocialFish who have helped us make this blog into a better resource than we could ever have done all by ourselves. Have we been good this year? Have we helped you in small or big ways this year? I hope so! Because that’s what we’re here for and why we do what we do! :). either way, buy one as a gift for all of your co-workers ! - “like our Open Community Facebook page (or our SocialFish Facebook page !).
JACOB MORGAN | TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
[Blog] Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Vistaprint Part One: Business Drivers
Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Vistaprint Part One: Business Drivers View Comments March 2nd, 2010 This is the first in a series of posts on how Vistaprint is implementing Enterprise 2.0 This realization started when the company was comprised of just a tiny staff of 80 people. At first Vistaprint started public folders, then share drives, and then a blogging platform on Drupal which failed. If you enjoy traveling be sure to check out Jacobs travel blog. Within the enterprise 2.0
TWIST IMAGE | SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2011
[Blog] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #41
"I wasn't sure whether to link to this long piece - a dense and difficult, but fascinating, analysis of Stanley Kubrick 's ' The Shining ' - or the short blog-post that lead me to it (found here ). In the end, my link is for the long article, though I never would have read it without the context provided by the short blog post." "There was a common held misconception that because of the Internet and our desire to have quick and snackable content (250 word Blog posts or 140 character tweets) that long-form journalism would die. " (Alistair for Hugh).
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
[Blog] Why “No Comment” is the Worst Thing You Can Say
Esther specializes in online PR and blogs about home décor trends at The Finishing Touch. Esther Steinfeld is the public relations manager for Blinds.com , the premier online retailer of custom window treatments. Recall a few weeks back when Spin Sucks featured a post called “ How ‘No Comment’ Has Edelman in Trouble. It revealed how both Edelman and Best Buy dropped the ball on having someone on-hand and well-versed to discuss the new video program they were launching. Sure, window treatment-related emergencies present themselves (“I can’t sleep, it’s too bright in my bedroom!”
ENGAGING BRAND | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
[Blog] How to Go Off-Topic in Social Media
This blog post was contributed by Harrison Kratz. There's nothing new about networking to build business relationships, but social media has turned networking on its head by allowing businesses and customers to connect on new levels. Unlike advertising, which is built around one-way commercial messages, social media promotes two-way conversations and relationships. Many businesses recognize the potential of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, but many are also at a loss about how to tap into the real power of social media.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
[Blog] 6 Internal Links Your Site Should Have
But, as Ben Acheson points out on Search Engine People Blog, “ 6 Ways to Use Internal Links (The Next Key SEO Tactic?) ” it’s getting even more important. Link Blog and News Content to Products and Categories – always a logical and valuable way to add to your optimization. Did you know that internal links are powerful SEO tools? “Sure,” you say, “I learned that way back at the beginning.” ” And it’s true, internal links on your site are basic SEO stuff. Always. link building internal links links online health checkup
ALMOST SAVVY | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2009
[Blog] Hey, Facebook, It's Me – Really! (Just Ask the Goat)
Home About Testimonials Events Services Webinars Twitter Getting Started on Twitter Webinar Twitter Webinar: Tools and Tips (Intermediate Level) LinkedIn LinkedIn 1 – Getting Started LinkedIn 2 – Building and Leveraging Your Network Ask Calendar Contact Blogging Branding Business Career Facebook LinkedIn Networking Social Media Tips Twitter Lijit Search Hey, Facebook, It?s Looking forward to having to identify pictures of my friends from kindergarten. =] Kenneth´s last blog. s Me ? Really! You know who you are. Stay right there; I?ll deal with you in a minute.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
[Blog] How to Find Your Social Voice and Help Others Do the Same
Tom also on a personal level is very active and interested in sports and social media , so he has his own personal blog on that too. Michele Wingate, American Family Insurance @michelewingate. Michele Wingate , Social Media Manager for American Family Insurance , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week todiscuss building lasting relationships on social media, complying with federal marketing regulations, and developing an internal community to support employees in social media. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, or listen to the full podcast. Listen Now .
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
[Blog] UNcanny Insights From UnMarketing | Book Reviews | Social Media.
Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search UNcanny Insights From UnMarketing September 7th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The new book UnMarketing from Canadian viral marketer and Twitter gadfly Scott Stratten takes the rules and purees them, Blendtec style. UNsettling Stratten has a knack for gaps. The rise of [.]
DIGITAL DIVA | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
[Blog] Wanderlust Tag: My Life’s Travels…so far
hadn’t heard of the travel blog World of Wanderlust before reading Makeup Savvy’s blog post…I’m already in love with it. I haven’t done any blogger tags before, have always meant to but never got around to it. spotted this the wanderlust tag on Makeup Savvy and it hit me just at the right time (I’m currently trying to book our Jan holiday, its taking ages to sort and I just want to go already!!). So in the meantime… Where was your first plane to? think it will have been to the South of France when I was around 4 years old. Shanghai, China.
ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST | FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010
[Blog] Ning is phasing out “free” and communities will die
The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry. StatCounter Blog Stats 66,103 hits Recent Readers View Entire Community Provided by MyBlogLog Pages About Angela Book Reviews Who is @Communitygirl? Blog at WordPress.com. The company announced earlier this week that the free model is going away. TechCrunch published the memo issued by Ning CEO Jason Rosenthal and I encourage you to read it. Do you run a network on Ning? del.icio.us
CHRIS BROGAN | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
[Blog] Do the Work
Maybe you’re writing a blog post (like this one) that will jolt someone into taking a different course of action, or hiring you to do work with them. There’s a lot of what we do that is intangible. We are off “marketing. Sometimes, it’s at an event. Your presence at the event is with the goal of growing your potential future business. Maybe you’re tweeting and updating Facebook and really showing people that you’re real and genuine. But are you doing the work? Do the Work. There’s a lot in this space that isn’t sexy. But we have to do.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
[Blog] 4 Social Media Marketing Events You Won’t Want to Miss
Hopefully you were able to make it to at least one, but either way this year is looking even better for in-person events that will help you step outside of the blogs and get social to better your digital strategy. And this year we’ll be hearing from Anthony Iannarino from The Sales Blog and Amber Mac from The Social Hour on TWiT for our keynote presentations. Watch her videos on the marketing lifestyle blog Savvy Sexy Social and tweet her @Schmittastic. Check out these 4 marketing conferences you can’t miss this year: Ohio Growth Summit. She even tweeted it.
JEFF ESPOSITO | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
[Blog] Interning, Bad Social Media Jokes and Pinterest
Blog Comments and Experimentation – Or Why @Livefyre Is Here to Stay - great post from Danny Brown on the importance of nimble commenting systems. This week was an interesting one… super busy at work and barely realized how quickly the time had flown until having to stay home yesterday with a sick baby Espo. Looking forward to a productive day tomorrow before a nice weekend capped off with an AFC Championship game rematch between the Pats & Ravens… pulling for the good guys in this one, despite our divided house. Who you picking this weekend?
PAMORAMA | TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
[Blog] Pepsi Sidelines Super Bowl Ads, Opts for Social Media Push
In the highly sought after 18-34 demographic, 85% use some sort of social media (social networking, blogging, or texting). If they decide to check out the blog, that makes four interactions. link] Vikings Blog | Minnesota Vikings NFL Announcer [.] For someone like Pepsi this may not matter but a lesser known company could benefit.-= ´s last blog. For someone like Pepsi this may not matter but a lesser known company could benefit.-= ´s last blog. Do you enjoy NFL football? If so, we’ll both be watching the Super Bowl on February 7th.
VIPER CHILL | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009
[Blog] How I Ranked for 66000 Visitors Worth of Keywords
You could simply buy directory links, sponsor blog posts, and even have Wordpress themes developed which included a link to your site in the footer. As long as I have the basics in place, I often find that it is enough. I don’t think it’s wise to try and optimise your entire site for multiple keyphrases, so instead I created a blog post on the topic of personality development. Based on that, my plan was simple: I would grow my blog by writing guest posts for other blogs, and link back to my website with my desired anchor text links. Home What the F ?
BILL HARTZER | TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
[Blog] Top 3 Ways to Maximize Your Sucess with Social Media
If your goal is to measure visitors, sales or Search engine optimization ranking, here are some other free of charge tools that may help: – Google Analytics and Feedburner.com are essential, free of charge tools to assist analyze your company’s internet website or blog visitors, subscriber count,keyword optimization too as additional trends. Denise Wakeman: Business Blogs. The explosion of the internet and social media may be the fastest change in human history. “The stats document a revolution. Begin Strategically With Your End Result In Mind. — Bit.ly
ARI HERZOG | SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010
[Blog] Facebook Movie Comes to Theaters in Fall 2010
Nearly two years after writing a very long blog post title about Aaron Sorkin (who received an Emmy Award for writing “The West Wing ) writing a movie screenplay about the beginnings of Facebook, that script is now written and the film is shot. It stars Jesse Eisenberg (who I enjoyed as the lead character in Adventureland) as Mark Zuckerberg. The full cast list and other details are up at the Internet Movie Database. From the official website , here’s the trailer: I think trailers share too many scenes, but this is an account of real life, not a made-up yarn. like it.
FEVER BEE | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
[Blog] Possibly The Last Posts From FeverBee
About 70% of you read this blog through Google Reader. On July 1 st , Google is shutting Google Reader down. This means we need to persuade you to take one of two actions. 1) Click here to subscribe by e-mail. best option). 2) Move your Google Readers feed to Feedly (it takes about 2 minutes). We’re going to repeat this message over the next few weeks. Apologies in advance for the annoyance. wish there was an easier way. Branded Online Communities Managing Online Communities
CITIZEN MARKETER 2.1 | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009
[Blog] Interview Like a Pro: Lessons from Maestro, Susan Bratton
As a fellow podcaster, I was amazed at the thought and preparation that went into Susans invite, prep and interview process. I am fairly thorough myself but Susan takes this stuff to a whole new level which is part of the impetus for this blog post. That won’t mean that I won’t be working but rather that I can blog, travel, spend time with my family and do a little consulting on the side as appropriate, especially for non-profit companies. months ago Blog Archive ► 2010 (54) ► September (3) Looking at the Future: Onstar's Live On Fail or Fab?
DIGITAL DIVA | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2015
[Blog] Designer bargains – grab yourself a gem in the sales
Take a look at Net A Porter , Matches , Flannels , Outnet and Coggles. I’m going to post my favourites from the top designer sales – so look out for the upcoming blog posts over the next few days. I do love a designer label…even when I was a teen with little money, I’d press my nose up against the window of Browns in York and lust after all the gorgeous clothes, shoes and bags. We didn’t have the money then to spend on anything like that, so it did feel like another world. My favourite ways to find designer bargains. Current designer sales. Fashion
KIKOLANI | FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010
[Blog] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, #FBCLContest Update & Funny Tennis
Blogging / Writing. 101 blogs that accept guest posts – extremely helpful guide with PR 2 – 8 blogs accepting posts. Common blog SEO mistakes – 10 problems with blogging SEO, and ways to fix them. Become the blogging expert in your own niche by running a blogging course – using the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog course by Darren Rowse. 33 common business blogging mistakes – and how to fix them. How to compare your social media presence with competitors – case study comparing 3 blogs.
JEFF ESPOSITO | THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
[Blog] The Parables of Business
still find myself reading a lot from blogs and eBooks to soft and hard cover, mostly of the business variety. Back in my English major heyday, I was reading 36 books a semester from various authors. While some could captivate you, others well they could not and were quickly tuned out. Fast forward nearly a decade since that last college class. Unfortunately the authors I read today often miss that “it” that I loved reading in college. Sure I tell myself that these books aren’t fiction so the data and concepts are more important than the “it.”. Curious as to what the “it” is?
WAXING UNLYRICAL | FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
[Blog] How Not to Pitch (Insert Site Here)
Note what I’ve bolded … Hi. I’m <name>, I’m a tech writer and I’m looking for opportunities to contribute interesting and original articles to relevant blogs and websites like (insert site here). This may be the crown jewel in my Wall of Shame for bad pitches thus far. Would you be interested in me writing a free article for your site? I specialize in articles related to the internet, satellite TV, mobile broadband, 4G LTE and mobile phones. Let me know if this sounds of interest? Gotta love anything that gives you a laugh, right? Happy Friday! Image: jox.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
[Blog] What Bubba Gump Shrimp Can Teach You About Social Media
Some brands have a blog, Google+, things like that. He goes on blogs. This is Episode 3 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Lauren Fernandez , the head of social media for Landry’s Restaurants. Read Read on for insights from Lauren, our “Work It Out” advice segment, and Eric’s Social Media Stat of the Week (this week: has the role of the salesperson changed because of social media?). Listen Now. Click the play button to listen here: Download the audio file: [link]. The RSS feed is: [link]. Ready?
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
[Blog] ProBlogger Training Event Tickets are Available to Purchase Now
Year two we saw 200 bloggers show up and we ran a streamed event with three rooms running at any one time, and featured more international guests like Sonia Simone from CopyBlogger, and Tim Ferris (4 hour work week), as well as a growing number of bloggers making a part-time living from their blogging. We also featured 20 or so Aussie bloggers as speakers – many of whom are doing really innovative things with their blogs to build profitable businesses. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. You can get your tickets here. It’s Our 5th Birthday. 2014 Speakers. You can!
CHRIS BROGAN | MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 2011
[Blog] Public Relations for 2011- Small Bites
I’m not a public relations professional, but lots of PR people read this blog for ideas on how social software and social networks are changing the business. Technical skills beyond learning how to put up a blog post are a must. want to offer some thoughts for 2011: small bites but a larger meal. Let’s get into it. Platform Fatigue is Upon Us. We don’t want to update our status on FB/Twitter/Foursquare/LinkedIn/ThirdTribe/OWN/etc. We want to connect on maybe two or three networks tops. The PR company will maintain the space. It’s theirs. Small bites.
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
[Blog] Optimizing Your Social Marketing Program – A Practical Way to Social Media Optimization (SMO)
Let’s continue the discussion on this blog, Twitter: Follow us on Twitter , Facebook at Social Media Marketing Best Practices and in our LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Mavens Group. Graph charting social reach. If you are serious about your social marketing program, you are likely focused on executing across a number of social platforms. I am of the mind that ideas are a dime a dozen and execution is key to success – that is, if our ideas are right to begin with. How do we compare to our competition? What can our social marketing teams do better? Curious to hear from my peers.
DIRECT MARKETING OBSERVATIONS | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
[Blog] Avoid Managing the Minutiae of Social and Search
In social you have to have the ability to create and manage a strategy, understand and manage social analytics, create blogs, wikis, microblogs, manage profiles and activity feeds, create and manage communties, create tags, create and manage campaigns and then rinse and repeat. Remember all of the Rocky movies with Sylvester Stallone? How could you not? He only made 6 of them. In the very first movie, Mickey, Rocky’s crusty trainer played by Burgess Meredith, had a couple lines in the movie that I will never forget. Some Some of which seem to be appropos for two reasons.
CHRIS BROGAN | THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
[Blog] Looking for Work- The Impact Equation
Your home base in this case is a simple website and possibly a blog (I’d use WordPress and spend a few bucks on a premium design, but then, that’s me), so that you can craft a page or pages to help explain yourself to prospective buyers. The first is…” And below that, I’d have a quick “REPLY HERE” kind of opportunity that maybe is a comment box like a blog post, but MIGHT be an email contact form and/or your cell number. When you’re seeking work, it’s always a frustrating challenge. You know you’re missing something.
WEB METRICS GURU | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010
[Blog] Monitoring Social Media 2010 Conference & Bootcamp NYC thoughts and Recollections
Chase McMichael talked about being able to track the content that is most shared, top affinities and Social Relevance – he gave me a widget I will put up on this blog shortly to show what that all means and mentioned a community manager needs to feed their community good content and do we always know how to find that out? Decided to write about Monitoring Social Media 2010 and Monitoring Bootcamp , along with some videos I made without my notes (I took many notes on my iPad , but found they are more to help me remember what’s important and paste here). came to me.
WEB METRICS GURU | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
[Blog] Google Instant and Web Journal Sept 8th-9th, 2010
Maybe all of this, Google Instant, Social Media, Social Media Monitoring, etc – Public Relations getting into Social Media, and now Public Relations getting into Search (I’m seeing that) is leading the way toward all of it converging. In fact Meteor Blog takes a view that Convergence (what I’ve been talking about all along – happened with the Double Rainbow video). Perhaps over time, as Matt Cutts suggests (see below). Webmetricsguru.com Google Search Referrals. It’s too early to tell that for sure but my guess is we will adapt ( and thrive ).
WEB METRICS GURU | MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
[Blog] Google Search Enhancements + Social Monitoring for new talent
The post then suggests you can measure your on recency of search results from Google and I tried it with Webmetricsguru.com using Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools – no luck getting the data. I tried getting the server log files off Dreamhost where my blog is hosted but could not find the data. Read a post on How Google’s Time Dimension Will Disrupt Your SEO showing a new feature of Google Search that allows the searcher (you) to chose any period of time and see the most relevant search results for a query. Latest: “&tbs=rltm:1”. Past 24 hours: “&tbs=qdr:d”.
BILL HARTZER | THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
[Blog] Facebook Privacy Gone Awry: Search Engines Indexing Email Addresses from Facebook
It also would have been nice if the author of that blog post had asked us before claiming that the “only way Google could have possibly found pages was by following links in emails. Private email addresses of individuals who have Facebook accounts are getting indexed by the search engines, including Google , Yahoo! , and Microsoft’s Bing.com. There are certain web pages on Facebook, mainly the Facebook Email Opt Out web page, that are getting indexed by the search engines. There is a problem because these web pages contain email addresses that can easily be harvested.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2011
[Blog] Weekly Roundup: Finding Comfort
Why: I try not to pimp WGB too much here over at WUL, but the remarkable women who contribute to this blog really do amaze and inspire me almost every day. His blog is a joy for me to read, and he is as delightful over the phone; we haven’t met IRL yet. 5. Day 992 , from Amitabh Bacchan’s Big Blog (can’t figure out if that’s really its name, but I’m running with it). What blogs give you comfort? Shannon Pauls Very Official Blog Spin Sucks TopRank Online Marketing Blog Writing Boots - David Murray Love WUL? Wanna Subscribe?
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
[Blog] 13 Ways for Bloggers to Make Money with Advertising
Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Recently, I posted my “How bloggers make money MindMap on Google+. I’ve had a few people ask for clarification around the Advertising section, and what all the options there mean. Here’s a summary: 1. Ad networks. These are services like AdSense and Chitika but also smaller or more local ones like NuffNang (which operates out of Australia and Asia). They can probably fit in some of the other categories as well, as they use different models to deliver their ads. 2. Cost Per Impression (CMP). Cost Per Acquisition (CPA). Image ads.
CHRIS BROGAN | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
[Blog] Is It Moving You Forward
Business-wise, I’m getting the most yield from email marketing, forum software, and blogging. I’m not using paper.li to write any “daily whatevers. I’m not using Quora to answer questions. haven’t tried that new Twitter client. In fact, I’m not doing a LOT of things. have a very simple question to answer each time: will this move me forward? We do things because we want to stay informed. None of these technologies is hot, new, or otherwise bleeding edge. They are all helping me move forward. That saves my back, because I travel tons.