TREY PENNINGTON | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009
[Blog] Links I commonly share
To make it easier for folks who hear me speak access those resources, I’ll do the “social media thing and list them in a blog post: For Search Engine Optimization: Google Trends and a sample trends search using “ Crimson Tide Google Insights and a sample insights query on “ social media marketing Free Keyword Tracker and a little info on keywords. disclaimer: I am NOT a SEO guru nor do I use keyword research to shape content to “trick search engines. For me, keyword research gives me a “feel for the questions readers are asking.
VIPER CHILL | MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
[Blog] Announcement: The Most Requested ViperChill Feature Yet
There are over 1,000 customers now for Cloud Blogging and Cloud Living combined which – besides being awesome – is a huge challenge as a one man operation when it comes to offering support. I’ll be deleting this post in a day or two as I just want to make a quick announcement. literally reply to hundreds of emails every week, as do the two people who are helping me with support, but we simply can’t keep going at the rate we are much longer. For that reason, I’ve created a support forum for all ViperChill products, which you can find over here. Thank you!
ENGAGING BRAND | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
[Blog] Are we becoming more machine like than human on the web?
If all we do is use social media to pass along and share blog posts - then machines can do that.they know who we connect with, they know who we read.we Sometimes I wonder who is the machine - us or the computer? It is an internet tool that suggest our connections - not us. It is an internet tool that judges our worth - not us through ranking. It is an internet tool that goes away and decides which sites suit our web search. Valeria Maltoni wrote an intersting post on evolution of socia l. It It made me think that the internet. in some ways switching places with us?
ENGAGING BRAND | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
[Blog] Why Not Make a Donation of Ideas
Why not comment on a blog post and add to the value of the content to create an even better idea or perspective? Make a donation is often talked about in times of time and money however there is one donation that has opened up because of the web and social media. We may not all Bill Gates fortune to donate to good causes but we all do have his capacity for new ideas. do a lot of sessions on small business ideas or with entreprenuers that are stuck and don't know how they can grow their business or translate their vision into reality. When was the last time you did that?
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
[Blog] 44 Things Bloggers Should Be Delegating to Virtual Staff to Catapult Their Online Growth
One of the biggest pain points that comes up when I talk to bloggers about growing their blogs is that there simply isn’t enough time in the day to do everything they need to, to truly start to catapult the growth of their blog/s. Transcribe the entire video file into Word, to use as blog posts, YouTube description, and more! Share your content on your personal social media accounts, as well as your blog’s Facebook page. Add this recent content to your ‘Blog Bank’, for easy access when creating fresh content and linking. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
SPIN SUCKS | SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
[Blog] Are Digital Devices Making Us Less Creative? | Spin Sucks
17, 2010 #FollowFriday: The Bike Whisperer A Rose By Any Other Name…Might Not Be As Marketable Blog: Share Your Link Love Spinonomics Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm? The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. By Molli Megasko | Email | Print | 10 Comments | In a follow-up to Gini Dietrich’s video post discussing Angelica Colantuoni’s idea of “unplugging,” I thought this article from the New York Times , “ Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime ”, related.
CONVERSTATIONS | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
[Blog] Content Syndication: The Art of Effectively Using Existing Content
All the effort and skill involved in creating great content – articles, blog posts, videos, songs, slides, infographics, etc. You and your brand may spend countless hours creating and publishing textual, visual and video content for your website or blog but it most probably gets little to no attention. 'Written by Jessica Davis of Godot Media. Many companies and content creators do produce great content, but no one gets to see it. This is because they are unable to get their content out because they are not well known or their content does not appear prominently on search results.
PROBLOGGER | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
[Blog] The Beginner’s Guide to Outsourcing Video Content Production
Does it make sense for blog owners to include video in their posts? If are looking for highly polished video content to complement the blog posts you are writing, you may want to consider this type of option. The company will even post a video direct to YouTube as a special service to drive traffic to your blog. If you are looking for a way to establish yourself as an expert in your niche, adding a series of videos to your blog is an effective way to enhance your online reputation. Adding video to blog posts is an excellent way to give your writing a boost.
BRASS TACK THINKING | MONDAY, JULY 5, 2010
[Blog] Learn to Fall…Off Your High Horse
Your post, and your sentiments, are more indicative of our overall state of behavior and inter-personal interactions than mere blog comments or @replies on Twitter, would indicate, I fear. read a book a few years ago by Joyce Meyer called Approval Addiction that really helped me get over that (I should probably go back and re-read it now), & I also apply a 24 hour rule to responding to critical/opinion-laden notes or posting blog posts. Because we can, because it’s expected, because how interesting are we if we have nothing to add? Presentation and patience are key.
WEBBIQUITY SMM | THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
[Blog] Web Presence Optimization Software Review: gShift Labs
gShift enables you to set up external pages to track in different categories: Press Releases, Blogs, social media accounts, videos, and shortened URLs (e.g. Few (if any) other SEO and/or social media management tools provide the type of detailed data about a blog post, web page, external article or news release that gShift does because other tools don’t “ask the right questions.” about a specified blog post or other piece of content. But based on a good look at the product, gShift has a great headstart on meeting the challenges of this discipline. Pricing.
WEB METRICS GURU | TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
[Blog] Speaking at #measurePR today at NOON EST with @Shonali for Online Chat as @SmAnalyticsBook
The details are in Shonali Burke’s blog Waxing Unlyrical near the end of a recent post on the last week’s #measurePR chat with Megan Berry of Klout (Klout is covered briefly in Social Media Analytics, btw). I’ll be the featured guest today at #measurePR which begins at Noon EST. All you have to do is follow #measurePR to join. And definitely save the date for next week, when Marshall Sponder – a web metrics guru! will be joining the chat to talk about social media analytics. So, remember: 12-1 pm ET, August 2, is the next #measurePR Twitter chat with Marshall.
PUSHING SOCIAL | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
[Blog] PS: Best of the Week
5 Tips to Sell Your Blog: . If you ever thought about flipping your blog then give this a close look. This Weeks Blog Posts. Ways to Use Slide Share to Get More Blog Traffic. Is Your Blog Theme Confusing Your Readers? I got fired up this week and challenged myself to publish a new post everyday. Mission accomplished. . The scary thing is that I kind of like it! If you are a subscriber you’re getting all of the Pushing Social goodness sent directly, in full-text, to your email. Sorry if I blew up your inbox, but now you know what to expect. Social Medi
ENGAGE | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
[Blog] A Magazine is Not a Broken iPad (No Matter What Your Baby Says)
But what my son does beyond print—skating chats, watching streaming video of Cali skaters and checking out related photo blogs on his smart phone—is what makes him a typical media consumer, circa 2015. H omer Simpson understands children. Well, his children. All right, maybe just Maggie because she rarely speaks. But he knows enough about the relative predictability of kids to have once uttered, “You couldn’t fool your mother on the foolingest day of your life if you had an electrified fooling machine.” Bravo, Homer. The images don’t move! Swiping only produces a crumpled page! Amazing!
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013
[Blog] Making Contact: How You Deliver Your Content Matters
'If you are reading this blog post, you probably already know that content can be a valuable tool for attracting and retaining great customers. To read his other articles, check out his content marketing blog or follow him on Twitter @kevinrcain. In fact, you may already be dedicating the time and resources it takes to create high-impact content that’s not only designed to resonate with your target audience, but that’s also inherently useful. Great, we are all on the same page, right? Not necessarily. Let’s be honest, a few tweets just won’t do. Other Websites You Can Control.
MINDJUMPERS | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010
[Blog] Add A Chatting Feature To Your Site With VisitorsCafe
Tweet A new initiative wants to turn your website or blog into a café. My impression is that people enter a blog or site only to read information or maybe making comments. It is difficult to determine how this idea will be spread and developed, but for many people who read blogs and enter communities the idea of VisitorsCafe looks promising. If you run a site, a community or blog you can try out VisitorsCafe yourself. Similar Posts: 4 Tips To Start a Blog. You are probably thinking ”what does that mean” – at least that was what I thought. Try it out.
SOSHABLE | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2011
[Blog] Why @0boy Stopped Before 100k Followers: “It’s about integrity, man!”
Blogs can easily be fed to Twitter. Even if you have a blog, how hard is it to put 140 characters together? Two questions always pop up when people visit my Twitter account: Why is your background so boring? When do you think you’ll break 100K followers? The answer to the first question is easy – my graphic design skills are nil, I don’t want to use a free service, and I don’t want to pay someone to make it look good. Besides, it’s about the content, not the background, right? The second answer is even easier. Never. From there, we continued to grow.
FEVER BEE | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
[Blog] How To Build An Online Community: The Ultimate List Of Resources (2012)
Blogs. This is a collection of my favourite and most popular posts from the last five years. It should give you a great overview about both the strategy and the process of creating an online community from scratch. The Online Community Basics. Primer About Successful Online Communities. The 11 Fundamental Laws of Online Communities. Building An Online Community: How You Start With 0 Members. How Do You Build An Online Community? Contrary Truths About Online Communities. Don’t Start A Community For Any Of These Reasons. Basics Community Building Principles. What Is An Online Community?
FEVER BEE | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
[Blog] Losing Uniqueness Is A Perceived Risk
Give them a blog they have to update every two weeks. This forces them to learn more to fill the blog with new information. 'Jang and Ko found members see a risk of sharing knowledge in communities; they are no longer seen as unique for possessing that knowledge. Imagine you have a unique expertise in a particular niche. Everyone comes to you for help. Now you're told to share your knowledge through the community where it can be documented and accessed by everyone. Should you do it? Will you do it? Maybe.
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
[Blog] Great Content 101
'It’s probably been repeated more than a million times online among marketing blogs – our own blog might even account for about 25% of those. We all talk about it and refer back to it regularly, saying, “if you can make good content, you can own your market” But in reality, how do you develop interesting photos, articles, blogs, and posts? It’s going to be much harder for someone to read your article or blog if you’re not going anywhere with it. Good content is what makes their marketing so effective, and makes them so successful.
TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009
[Blog] Announcing the Newest Social Media Prince
look forward to reading his blog. youtube Portfolio Lateral Action Lifehacker Macgasm Mashable Pistachio: Touchbase Blog Ramblings of a Sysadmin Real Simple Schwag Addict Search Engine Roundtable Professional Bio Spammr from Tumblr Home About Consulting Contact Sitemap Policy Site design by The Other Ben Rudnick. This blog is written and maintained by Tamar Weinberg. I recently wrapped up writing a book on social media marketing for individuals to large businesses entitled The New Community Rules ( Amazon link ) and the book is slated for a late June/early July release.
SOCIALNOMICS | FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
[Blog] Hospitals Operating with a More Social Approach
Hospitals are even getting into the blogging field. 'When many of us think of social media, we think of teenagers sending pictures and snarky remarks, or middle-aged women planning high school reunions and sharing their kids’ latest achievements. However, there is much more to it. Most businesses these days would be at a loss without social media; it’s a huge marketing facet and one that opens a great informative forum. Even hospitals are deep into social media and seeing important benefits from its use. How and why are they using it? Hospitals use social media to form connections.
ABSOLUTE PA | SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
[Blog] Book Review: Twitter Your Business, Mark Shaw
Having given it a thorough read, I wanted to review it here on my blog. Twitter Your Business, Mark Shaw. If you’re a regular here you will know I’m a big fan of Twitter as a marketing tool, and when I heard that UK Twitter expert, Mark Shaw, was writing a book on the subject I was immediately interested. It was in the very early stages of the book’s inception that he got in touch and asked if I would be a case study. didn’t hesitate – it was an honour to be asked and a great opportunity to tell my story about my Twitter successes! Review. 10/10. My story.
KIKOLANI | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010
[Blog] How Social Media Can Help You Live Your Dream Lifestyle
And when I’m not with them, I’m blogging about our lifestyle. Whether you live a more conventional lifestyle or not, please share how blogging and social media has helped you live the way you want. Blogging and Social Media Goals for 2010. This is a guest post by Hugh DeBurgh from The Passionate Warrior , who has dedicated his life to the achievement of the ultimate family lifestyle. I’m a personal development writer. So I don’t usually contribute to social media sites. An Unconventional Lifestyle. You see, we don’t live a conventional life.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
[Blog] Kick Your Competitor’s Ass
Whether its your phone operating system , selling music and tickets, ideas via blog content, a better answer to social crisis, or a marketing firm, competition exists. Yes, you did read the headline correctly. One of the most annoying flavors of kumbaya in social media circles remains the idea that we should all get along. These voices leave no room for public competition. Meanwhile most of the folks singing this tune don’t run businesses, and are bloggers and their fans. They are clueless about winning market share. Ignore them. You probably like some of your competitors.
SOCIAL WAYNE | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
[Blog] infographic – The world map of Social Networks 2010 to show Facebook domination
The Vincos Blog posted an infographic of the World map by Social Networks use. It’s an updated graphic from their 2009 version. The 2010 World map infographic clearly shows how Facebook is dominating social networking use. Coming in second and third for the United States is MySpace and Twitter. For more information about social networks use across the world see [link] Do you think a new social network if launched today could gain as many users as Facebook? Do you think Google’s rumored +1 Social platform will be as dominate as Facebook in the upcoming years?
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
[Blog] How This Fashion Brand Found the Sweet Spot in Blogger Relations
Sam Zivot is the brain behind all of Lorna Jane’s digital marketing, including blogs, social, email and search strategies. When Sam worked with a blogger network to promote a major fitness blogging event, he was able to activate 150 bloggers during a four-week social media challenge. 'Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Usually, I see brands sit on one of two sides of the fence. Either they work only with blogger networks or agencies, or they own their blogger relationships in-house. In fact, Lorna Jane is bigger than Lululemon in Australia and rapidly gaining popularity in the US.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
[Blog] Treadmill Desk and Multi-tasking
can type (I wrote this blog post while on it), create presentations, do spreadsheets, and even write hand-written notes. Here’s video proof of my new treadmill desk. like it a lot. have significantly more energy in the afternoons, and while I’m not logging a ton of miles (too much travel inhibits usage), I figure 2.5 miles/day (approximately) whenever I’m home is a net positive. The writing is the hardest part, but it’s not a big drawback for me because nobody can read my writing even if I’m not moving. Too many years on a keyboard, I suppose. affiliate).
PROBLOGGER | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
[Blog] How to Write a Year’s Worth of Posts in 30 Days
If I could use NaNoWriMo to write anything , why not blog posts? Of course, you can’t anticipate everything you’ll want to blog about—but core content? Should you also choose to hack NaNoWriMo this year in order to boost your blogging, I offer the following advice to help ensure your success. My goal formula this year is: 50 blog posts (about 700 words = 35,000) plus an ebook (approx. Writing, especially blogging, is too often seen as a solitary pursuit. What could you create for your blog in 30 days? Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
[Blog] How to Be the Architect of a Passionate Community
Being a resource can mean that you focus on sharing relevant content from your industry (this is a great tactic for a new blog or website) or sharing information about your product. How to Be the Architect of a Passionate Community is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Recently, I was lucky enough to give a talk at Syracuse University during their #140cuse conference on building cause-passionate armies. Since that talk though, I’ve started thinking about rooting that back to general community/social media management.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
[Blog] Why Critics of Klout Are Missing the Big Picture
Yet we’re not writing blog posts about Nielsen being an abomination. Other than signing book deals, the favorite sport of the social media punditry these days seems to be bashing Klout. The pugilists are plentiful, and appear to be trying to win a merit badge for dismissiveness. The most recent example was from B2B social media thinker Paul Gillin who wrote a post unveiling the flaws in Klout’s ranking scheme. Gillin is sharp enough to see the underlying challenge of trying to attach a number to something as amorphous as online influence, and point it out to his readers.
TWITIP | FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2010
[Blog] Happy 2010! Here's Your 2009 TwiTip Recap
I’ve started a brand based account and this will help a lot January 3, 2010 Mark McCulloch @MarkMcCulloch2 Great content and blog you have and also thank you very much for your recap. Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Lara Kulpa @larakulpa Happy 2010! Here’s Your 2009 TwiTip Recap 4 So I probably should’ve posted this yesterday, but here’s a recap of some of our most popular posts from 2009. Happy New Year, everyone!
CONVERSTATIONS | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013
[Blog] Three Words for 2014 on BlogTalkRadio: Friday 12/27/13, Noon ET
Here’s the archive: Online Marketing Radio at Blog Talk Radio with Mike Sansone on BlogTalkRadio. 'We go “on air” at BlogTalk Radio each Friday at Noon ET with a 15-minute delivery of tips, tools, and hot topics. This week’s show: Resolutions or Three Words? What Will Drive Your 2014? Next week’s show: Visual Displays – Online & Offline. Last week’s show: Planning for 2014 – Big Picture of Small Steps (archive). Using some of our own plans and goals as examples, this show will hopefully ignite your ideas and planning as well.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
[Blog] Why Content Marketing Is In Disarray
It consists of website content, blogs, videos, podcasts, links, and anything you produce that creates your brand. 'Content marketing has gotten a little bit of a bad reputation. In one sense, it’s well deserving. In another, it’s really quite unfair. Spammers and low quality content producers are partly responsible for the bad reputation because, let’s face it, they produce bad content. It’s low quality and often spammy. That makes us all look bad. If you insist on creating your own content, then you should be ready and able to take responsibility for it.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
[Blog] How To Rank In Google 101
Provide useful content and update your website often with a blog where you post original content associated with your niche. Google likes to help new webmasters. That’s why they recently published a PDF document that is a one-page cheat sheet for beginning webmasters to help them learn the basics of search engine optimization. These few suggestions Google offers won’t guarantee your website a page 1 ranking, but they do give you the basic run down on what Google is looking for from websites. It’s pretty simple, really. Use short, descriptive file names for your images.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011
[Blog] Can YouTube Help Your Business?
It looks fantastic and you have a lot of great products listed along with article or blogging content. You have your brand new website up and running. Are you wondering what else you could do to enhance your website? Consider doing various videos or podcasts about you, your business, what your products are and other ways. The general online public loves short podcasts on just about anything. For instance, maybe your website business is providing a service. You can also have a how-to section for people who like to have do-it-yourself projects. Look at it as giving away freebies.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
[Blog] Search Rankings Aren’t Man Vs. Robot
Jennifer Ledbetter wrote about something on her blog last week that not many people know about. She explained that when your web pages hit the No. spot in Google rankings, they are then reviewed by real human eyeballs. It’s not all “ man vs. machine ,” she said. That’s an important thing to understand. Search rankings are not just based on algorithms. If you do well and get your pages ranked for keywords that you target, you’ll have to get through a human reviewer. If your web pages can stand the scrutiny of that reviewer, they may stay at the top.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
[Blog] Is Your Small Business Like A Fly On An Elephant?
If you read blog posts like this one you might come away with the impression that your small local business is insignificant, worthless, and doomed to get lost in the great cyberspace shuffle. Don’t believe it for a minute. First off, Mike Blumenthal is absolutely correct about Google’s algorithm. It is impersonal and computational. But that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a better ranking. What should you if you find your small business not having the ranking in Google Places that you think it deserves? Will writing a letter to Google make it better? Not likely.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
[Blog] Why Link Diversity Is Important
Build your links from a lot of different types of websites (directories, blogs, forums, etc.) When you go about your link building campaigns, do you bother yourself with ensuring your links are varied in nature? That is, do you use the same anchor text all the time or do you strive to create a more diverse link portfolio? The truth is most SEOs only use one primary keyword for their anchor text. Link diversity means several things. It isn’t all about anchor text. That’s only one part of the equation. The key is to build a link portfolio that looks natural. within your niche.
FRESHNETWORKS | TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
[Blog] Why more FCA guidance on social media could free up financial services companies to be successful
In the UK, we’re well used to this on owned channels such as blogs but the practice is not supported in the US. What 'Marketers in the financial services industry were expecting the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to issue new guidelines about social media in the first quarter of 2014. But it hasn’t happened yet. The latest rumours we’ve heard suggest July is the earliest we’ll see something published. There’s much speculation about what such guidance could contain. International organisations have to deal with very different regulatory burdens across borders.
DEVELOP SOCIALLY | TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
[Blog] Welcome to The Facebook Studio
What’s New: AKA the Facebook Studio Blog. “But for ad agencies that are good at what they do – it’s Christmas,” – Andrew Bosworth discussing how agencies can no longer sell a bad product with a clever campaign. Facebook director of engineering Andrew Bosworth met with top ad executives last month to discuss how Facebook can become their platform of choice in brand advertising. The mood was casual with Andrew in jeans and a t-shirt but the topic was far from. They discussed the word-of-mouth power of Facebook and how ad agencies can benefit. You can like and share ads here.
PAMORAMA | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010
[Blog] Social Media Case Study: Turner Broadcasting System
They became more active in blogging, but but they weren’t listening to their fans. I’ve added this blog to my RSS and am looking forward to more great posts. I’ve added this blog to my RSS and am looking forward to more great posts. pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Social Media Case Study: Turner Broadcasting System by Pam Dyer on February 4, 2010 Share Here’s a presentation given by Turner Broadcasting System’s Digital Marketing Director, Seth Miller, at BlogWell Atlanta. Average Age of a Facebook User?
SOSHABLE | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
[Blog] Social Media Stats, Courtesy of SearchAndSocial
Find more social media marketing information on this blog. Blast. Jordan over at Search and Social did a fantastic job in getting this infographic done: * * *. Share it. The world should know: Blast.
SOCIAL WAYNE | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
[Blog] 3 Slide In Content Marketing Plugins for WordPress
'Twitter user @FashionistaChik asked me about those sometimes “pesky” but effective slide in WordPress plugins you see on many popular blogs. recently was looking for one myself for SocialWayne.com and found three. Slide In from Wpmudev. SimpleReach Slide. End of Page Slide Box. waynesutton hi do you know the name of the plug that creates a pop up on the bottom right with a related topic.
Expand. — TheFashionistaChic (@FashionistaChik) September 18, 2013. If you would like more control on what content to slide in then End Of Page Slide box is suggested.
THE RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
[Blog] History Tells The Story, What’s Yours?
Whether in 140 characters, a 500 word blog post, a YouTube video, a picture or a combination of them all we are the story and the story is us. 'Whether in business, politics, non-profits, religion or academia the function of leadership is the same. Leadership has Leadership has been described as “a process of ”organizing a group of people to meet a common goal. To achieve common goal people have to relate to the goal and believe it will make a difference in people’s lives. Some of the most effective leaders are those that have mastered the art of story telling. Yet only 7.6%
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011
[Blog] 7 Tips for Bloggers with Learning Disabilities
was inspired to write this post after reading a piece by the Blog Tyrant a few weeks ago. learning disability can hamper your blogging practice. Tips for blogging with a learning disability. Ignore all the advice on how to write a blog post in 20 minutes. Continue to read challenging blogs and try to participate in the discussion, knowing that your comments will likely be full of skipped words, switched letters and other indicators of how your brain works. d appreciate it if you’d send me a message if you find a mistake on the blog. Epictetus.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
[Blog] Content Marketing: Have a Strategy and Be Relevant
'Today we have a guest blog post from Rosemarie Ascherl, PR Foreman at Sonnhalter, discussing content marketing. Content marketing should be part of all B2B [and B2T] business’s overall marketing strategy. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend a fabulous week of learning and motivation when I attended the 2013 Content Marketing World Summit at the Cleveland Convention Center. Content marketing’s purpose is to attract and retain customers by consistently creating and curating relevant and valuable content with the intention of changing or enhancing consumer behavior.
FRESHNETWORKS | MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
[Blog] Russia: the fourth largest social networking market in Europe
We’ve posted in the past about the use of social media in Russia, when Russian President Dmitry Medvedev launched a video blog. Subscribe to updates from the FreshNetworks Blog. But data from TNS shows that use of social media and social networking in the country is widespread, making it the fourth largest market in Europe for social networking behind the UK, Germany and France. One of the main social networks in Russia, Odnoklassniki ( ????????????? is reporting 30 million registered users. VKontakte ( ? ???????? billion page views each day and 13.09 and Web 2.0 web 2.0
NOWSOURCING | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
[Blog] NowStreaming: Rage Comics
Stay tuned to our blog for more NowStreaming videos on everything from infographics to rage comics. In this video, NowSourcing’s Rose Wallace goes through the ins and outs of Rage Comics. The presentation centers around the spread and usage of Rage Comics, as well as how they can be applied to marketing. Because of their popularity on the online community, Rage Comics are quickly becoming a great way to gain views, subscriptions, and even customers to your site. To view all of our videos, head to the NowSourcing YouTube Channel. Rage Comics.
JUGNOO | TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
[Blog] Quantity vs. Quality in Social Media Management Tools
Here are some key measures to be aware of: - Reach: Measuring your company’s blog subscribers, fans, followers and other statistics will help you estimate the size of your community and track changes which can be attributed to specific social media campaigns. Quantity vs. Quality in Social Media Management Tools originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Quantity vs. Quality in Social Media Management Tools appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. Have they considered or made a purchase?
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
[Blog] The New Rules Of Email
Michael Hyatt over at Thomas Nelson Publishing has an excellent "how-to" post on how to automate more of your standard email work (and be sure to read the additional recommendations in the comment section of his Blog post) here: Using Email Templates To Say "No" With Grace. It's rare that you come across an individual who feels like they simply don't get enough email. In fact, the reaction most people give you when you even discuss the topic of email evokes words and emotions like, "overwhelmed" and "out of control" to "I wish it would stop" and "please give me my life back."
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
[Blog] 3 Trends in Digital Marketing Creative
For example, some brands are using blog content to sell consumer products, while others are taking advantage of having a captive mobile audience to promote their app. 'Let’s face it: Consumers don’t have any idea they are part of a “campaign” when they’re interacting with your brand’s digital marketing creative. They fluidly move between devices, channels, and screens and expect that their experience should be seamless, engaging, and fun. At every moment, any one person is taking in several bits of information and having to assess where they should pay attention.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
[Blog] How to Survey Your Audience
To accomplish this, you can look at analytics, such as subscriber numbers on email newsletters, click-through rates, site visits, Facebook likes, and the amount of comments you receive on a blog post. 'Image via BigStockPhoto.com Marketing is no longer about talking at the customers. It’s about talking with them, and figuring out which content they’re most interested in seeing. One way to find out your customers’ opinions is by sending out a survey. The following are some tips to keep in mind, as well as some websites that will help you effectively survey your audience.
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
[Blog] Why Great Writers Win Out in the Blogosphere—And How to Join Them
There’s a chance that your writing isn’t quite up to the high standard required for blogging success. Of course, the ability to write isn’t the only skill you’ll need as a blogger—but it’s a crucial one, and perhaps even more important than being able to market your blog well, or handle the technical side of things. Podcasts and video blogs are great ways to get your message out there—especially if you know you come across well when you’re speaking, but you struggle to put your thoughts in writing. What should a blog post do? Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
SOCIALNOMICS | FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
[Blog] The Medium Is the Message: The Importance of Tracking Analytics across Devices
Publishing a blog and writing consistent copy got companies ranked sooner than later. 'A recent report by comScore shows mobile devices accounted for 55 percent of online usage in the U.S. as of January, 2014, with apps making up 47 percent of traffic. With mobile users officially tipping the scales in search, marketers can’t afford to ignore the analytics and keep focusing on traffic and conversions from PC usage. Here’s a look at growing trends in search, consumer behavior and what’s driving content marketing. Multi-platform tracking. How will customers find you?
JACOB MORGAN | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2009
[Blog] Social Business Means Collaborating Internally and Externally
Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Social Business Means Collaborating Internally and Externally View Comments December 22nd, 2009 I had the opportunity to write an article for Jennifer Leggio over at Zdnet on the importance of internal and external collaboration. External collaboration occurs between a brand and its consumers via social media channels or platforms such as blogs, wikis, Twitter, or online communities. If you enjoy traveling be sure to check out Jacobs travel blog. Web 2.0 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
MYRLAND MARKETING | THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
[Blog] #LMA14: I’m Really Looking Forward To It!
Once again, we are curating blog posts, videos and other content from the conference over here on Pinterest (see, it can have business application!), 'I’m really looking forward to next week! Yes, I will miss my beyond-words-adorable Yellow Lab puppies, Mike and Nick, more than I can say, but I know they are in great hands here at home with my husband, John. Oh, yes, I will miss him too, of course! But this is the time of year that I get excited about. SNAPSHOT. Our conference czar, Kristy Perkins, tells me that so far we have: 1,100+ attendees. days of programming. 134 speakers.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
[Blog] Grace and Grinches
almost succumbed to the latter this week after reading enough nastiness and social media BS to feel inspired to write a contrarian blog. 'This time of year seems to bring out both the best and the worst in people. But instead of becoming yet another grinch, I opted to write this appeal for grace. The holidays can offer a beautiful time of year, but they can be really depressing and hard. Not everyone has a strong family, if they have a family at all. Some people are alone. Some people just feel bad. And others don’t want to be held, talked to, or greeted. have been there. Cheers.
VIPER CHILL | THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
[Blog] Backstage Pass: How I Do What I Do
spend most of my time helping other people make money online; mostly through this blog. could call myself a blogger but that suggests I make my living through blogging. To me, a blog is simply the medium I use to share my value. Writing If you’re new here you might not notice that I write around 5,000 words per week for this blog. If you’re writing your blog for everybody then you’re writing it nobody. don’t rely on this site for any form of income and this blog has no schedule so I don’t feel pressured to meet deadlines.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
[Blog] A New Look at the Marketing Mix: Paid, Owned, Granted, Leased, Earned
Owned media activities include store signage, product packaging, website and blog content, and press releases. More substantial content is better hosted on your owned media website or blog, and integrated into an email marketing program, making use of the unparalleled reach and stability of this granted media activity. 'Image via CreativeMarket.com. The paid-owned-earned (POE) media model hasn’t kept up with the times. We need new language and a new framework to describe marketers’ various channel activities to bring greater clarity to the marketing mix. Who controls the platform.
PROBLOGGER | TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
[Blog] 7 Steps to Proofreading Like a Pro
m sure we can all agree that proofreading is the least fun part of blogging. If you don’t have a product, then you could be missing out a blog subscriber or repeat visitor! Once you get the hang of it, you should be able to thoroughly proofread an average length blog post in 5-10 minutes. Time permitting, set your blog post aside for a while before you proofread it. Once you’re been through your blog post once, read it aloud. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. But while it may be tedious, it’s well worth the effort. red pen. highlighter pen.
ARI HERZOG | THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
[Blog] Credit Cards and Social Media: Failures
This is the second part of a guest blog post by Michael Dolen. Last week I shared 3 ways the credit card industry succeeds in social media. But what are some areas which could use improvement? Here are not-so-great moves in the credit card space… Most Counterproductive = Kohls. Jeff Bullas has a list of what he considers to be the top 10 Facebook campaigns and gives Kohl’s the number one spot. So how can I claim that such success to be a blunder? Well it’s a doubled-edged sword. That huge success is a problem when it comes to the Kohl’s card. Conclusion? Want my opinion?
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
[Blog] Help Me Connect the Social Media Economy
In each issue of the 3-2-1 email newsletter (links to 3 key social media articles; twice per week; sent at 1pm pacific) I’m going to include a link to an available social media job, or the Linkedin profile (or blog) of a potential social media-oriented employee. So, please send me a short email to email@example.com with a link to your online job description (employers), or Linkedin profile or blog (job seekers). “How many people do I need doing this?. “Do I need to be listening 24×7?. These are queries I hear all the time from companies.
JEFF KORHAN | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
[Blog] Free is Free – or Its Not Free
Some of the better ways to distribute your expertise are through a blog like this, a YouTube channel , or a Facebook Page. They do charge for access to the blogs, which for the most part is for the superfans – and that’s not me. When you treat your friends and advocates as customers, some will become customers. Those that don’t may spread your message to future buyers. The old model is treating customers like royalty, while encouraging others (via marketing) to become customers so that they can enjoy the same preferential treatment. Here’s an example.
JEFF KORHAN | MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
[Blog] Game Day - Increase Productivity with A Weekly Theme
This week I'm planning a major reinvention of this blog that will allow me to better serve you - my loyal subscribers, as well as the casual visitors that I hope will join us. For me, this is blog enhancement week. In any given week there is usually one high value activity that takes precedence over everything else - one that if successful will dramatically enhance your professional standing and personal confidence. With proper focus, these events can actually energize you and help you to more easily complete your other necessary activities. That's high value. Of course it does.
ALEX BLOM | THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
[Blog] Free eBook: Social Media Workout
The Contents are below: Workout 1: Back to Basics Workout 2: Get Facebook Fit Workout 3: Tone up with Twitter Workout 4: Exercise Control Of Email Workout 5: Lunging into LinkedIn Workout 6: Make Movie Muscle Workout 7: Website Weightlifting Workout 8: Build a Better Blog It’s totally free so what do you have to lose? Tagged as: Blog , ebook , facebook , linkedin , social media , twitter , wordpress blog comments powered by Disqus GET UPDATES Did you know? How to Build & Sell Through a Community Part 2: Why? have a confession to make. Want a taste?
CONVINCE & CONVERT | FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
[Blog] How to Create a Thriving B2B Advocacy Community
This one page aggregates all of the data from Twitter, Facebook, blogs, the community forums, and any other place online where VMware chatter might be going on. “We brief them before all of our product releases and we’d like them to blog and talk about the products as well.” 'Tweetable Moments Too many marketers these days are like T-rexes, with little, tiny arms. jtroyer Tweet This Giving Back to Your Top Influencers Back in 2003, VMware ‘s online community was centered around a forum. ” Nick’s grandmother doesn’t want to be left out.
KIKOLANI | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
[Blog] Writing Around the Web – Keyword Research, Google+, and Google Analytics
Writing Around the Web is a monthly series highlighting guest posts I’ve written on blogging, business, SEO, social media, and other topics! Also, be sure to contact me via email or on Skype at kristi.hines if you need a writer for your website, blog, or business. Writing Around the Web – Twitter Tools, Measuring Blog Growth, and Affiliate Marketing Organization. How to Make Money Online Through Blogging and Writing. Analytics. Here are just a few examples of the areas from which you might be getting conflicting data and the reasons why. Business.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
[Blog] Now THIS is How You Do Video Marketing as a Brand
An internal blog. In the zeal to create “viral” videos using puppies, puppets, props, and Pow! most companies completely ignore the power of an inherently useful video, perfectly executed. Recently, global biosciences company Life Technologies (not a business category typically known for its cutting edge YouTube stylings) launched the quintessential useful video that has the best utilization of video annotations I’ve ever seen. The shoot itself took about 2.5 So far, Life wants it to be more of a slow build through organic discovery. “Did we have an impact?”
ENGAGE | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011
[Blog] The Best Year-End Lessons Don’t Come From Top-10 Lists (An Office Meditation)
Tapera ] If you liked this, try: Born to Write: 3 Lessons from Rock Stars to Writers 5 Lessons From my Biggest Blog Fails of 2011 The Year of Living Quality. D on’t resist. Relax and let it happen. It shouldn’t hurt, though you might feel a tugging sensation. It’s okay to stop—just for a little while—the striving, planning, strategizing, evaluating that make your work so successful, that you hope makes you notable and valuable. When you’re able, close your eyes. What are they doing there? Picture the occupants of the building next door, Rear Window –style. For an 90-year-old in Laos?
WEB METRICS GURU | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
[Blog] Google Moves and Web Journal, June 1-7th, 2011
It’s one of the acquisition’s I did not expect Google to make but it makes sense as Postrank developed a way to cut through noise and rank blogs. I noted it last week but didn’t have a chance to post it – Google bought PostRank Analytics – the price of the deal wasn’t revealed. Also heard that Google’s software infrastructure is obsolete – ha! Well, at least, I signed up for piloting Google WebMaster Tools with Google Analytics pilot that is now underway. I guess it’s all in the timing – in life and in social media. web journa
BILL HARTZER | SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
[Blog] How to Promote Your Personal Brand on Google+ Plus
In order to avoid information overload, this blog post will focus on using pictures in your profile, and in your photo gallery. Marketing on Google+ can be a very rewarding, and cost effective venture for those with a limited marketing budget since Google+ is currently a very popular site amongst tech savvy people, such as myself. However, caution must be exercised so that your marketing efforts do not meet with a less than happy end. Here is how to market your personal brand on Google+ Plus. Here are some businesses that would do well with marketing on Google+: – Consultants.
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.
SOSHABLE | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
[Blog] Gerber Facebook Contest Goes Viral
Original article about Facebook contests posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title Gerber’s Great Contest. Running contests on social media is a risky proposition. It has to be just the right idea, and it has to be handled just the right way. Today, I want to take a look at one recent contest that has completely taken over marketing using Facebook. Which contest is it? If you’ve spent any time on Facebook this month, I bet you can already guess. That’s right, it’s the Gerber Generation Photo Search 2012. Do you think your child is the cutest?”
TREY PENNINGTON | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
[Blog] How to use what you've got to get more of what you want
Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ How to use what you’ve got to get more of what you want: The Chris White found materials tree house by trey on September 6, 2010 Consumers rush to experience the remarkable and memorable. Marketers clamor to give them what they’re looking for. Sometimes, it’s not as difficult as it might sound. One of the foundational principles in Spitball Marketing is “use what you’ve got to get more of what you want. No trips to Home Depot or Lowes.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
[Blog] In The Nick Of Real-Time
Last week, Jay Baer of the Convince & Convert blog (he's also co-author with Amber Naslund of the business book, The Now Revolution , and one of the editorial partners of The Social Habit) let the world know about this one, fascinating, nugget: "Among respondents to The Social Habit who have ever attempted to contact a brand, product, or company through social media for customer support, 32% expect a response within 30 minutes. Are consumer expectations getting out of control? True story: our brand-new dryer broke down. It's not even one year old. It's not the first time. apple.
LOUIS GRAY | TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
[Blog] LunchTree Hits Bay Area for Random Geek Connections
Profile on LunchTree Lunch History on LunchTree The founder, Jesse Spaulding, first hit our radar way back in early 2008 with his project BlogRize , a platform aimed to help blogs grow their communities. Geeks working on startups are notorious for not getting out much. Slaving in front of computer terminals at odd hours, the option of lunch often takes on a familiar routine - the same locations, the same people. even the meals themselves become things of habit. With projects taking precedence over casual connections, it's not unsurprising some startup addicts gain a feeling of isolation.
ARI HERZOG | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011
[Blog] Guess Who is Back on Foursquare
wrote a similar blog post on why I. Citing privacy concerns and not wanting strangers to know where I was every moment I checked in to a location, I deleted my Foursquare account 14 months ago. Recalling the ensuing storm of comments my action caused in the fall of 2010, it was evident some people were passionate I made the right decision and others felt I should give the location-based application a second chance. Was the second camp right? Forrester Research recently surveyed 37,000 mobile users and in its report issued this month, a mere 2% of those users had Foursquare accounts.
ARI HERZOG | SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
[Blog] Questioning Why I Still Use Twitter
Whether we share common backgrounds or if you merely enjoy reading my blog, I want to accept connection invitations from people who satisfy my intellect. Photo by darnok. Bill Dorman and Shonali Burke probe into the efforts of friendship and internet relations. Shonali expands: Whether you’re using social media for personal reasons or business, there’s nothing like carefully nurturing relationships, especially those that start with an @. The @ is the opening door; when we get invited to walk through it, that’s when we know we’re friends. Why do I follow you? Each has a unique voice.
ARI HERZOG | FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
[Blog] Feature Friday: Why Violating Copyrights on YouTube is Good
started my blog few weeks ago and wanted to add videos to it. The following feature article is written by Joy Mystic. Yes, you better get your act together and try your very best to find a copyrighted material to add to yours before you submit it for the world to see. Don’t even bother to ask for permission first or try to hide it as Scott Smitelli had fun trying. By doing so, you are not only doing no evil but also doing a good thing! Including to those who own the copyrights! Do I sound like a bad influence on your beloved children? Shall we? Well, I couldn’t be more wrong!
SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
[Blog] Is social media hurting our relationships?
Read more Social Media News on the Soshable Blog. As social networks like Facebook and Twitter have become a natural part of our daily routine, it often filters into our offline lives and conversations, therefore it must have just as much of a negative effect as it does a positive one…right? Some examples that are prominent are not adding someone as a friend on Facebook, who knew this would become such a difficult dilemma? There are some family members and friends, then and now that we simply do not want knowing details of our lives, let’s not even mention co-workers….
SOCIAL WAYNE | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011
[Blog] Barrack Obama Silicon Valley tech supper with the stars. Where was the diversity?
Yesterday President Barrack Obama held what the various blogs are calling “tech supper with the stars and the White House released a photo of a big cheers moment at the dinner table as you can see below. normally don’t blog about race or the lack there of in the web/tech/startup space but it’s becoming more of a hot topic and a much needed conversation. The post led to a follow up post by Kalimah called “ MAKING HISTORY | WILL SUPER ANGELS & TECH MAVENS CLOSE THE MINORITY-LED STARTUP GAP? In other words, it’s a touchy subject. Why Was He There?
ENGAGE | TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
[Blog] How to Find the Right Color Combinations for Your Magazine or Website
An added bonus is the COLOURlovers community that you can join to engage in forums, participate in groups and follow the COLOURlovers blog. '“The main function of color should be to serve expression.” Henri Matisse. Color is an important element in design. Everywhere we go, everything we see, everything we touch—we’re surrounded by various colors. It’s easy to fall back on your personal color preferences when creating your design, but the most important thing to remember is that your design needs to speak to your prospective audience. What colors will draw their eye? COLOURlovers.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
[Blog] Marketers Everywhere: Stop Marketing Your Brand
Don’t forget to ask for their social and blog URLs when they’re signing up! 'Image via BigStockPhoto.com. On Monday, I published a post using a Huggies case study to show the value of real an authentic storytelling to drive engagement with a brand. If you missed it, catch up real quick and read it here. The key takeaway from this example of great outreach marketing is that no matter who you’re marketing to, it’s crucial to always remind yourself that you are simply a human marketing to another human. The first step? Are Your Fostering An Engaged Network? Find New Influencers.
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010
[Blog] How To Create Link Bait Content
Throughout my blogging career, I’ve worked hard on my writing style. The thing I love about link baiting is that it allows your blog to build some quality backlinks and increase search rank over time. It also means additional targeted traffic is attracted to your blog, which can mean more subscribers. He recorded the entire confrontation, and posted it on his blog. The next thing you know, not only was he on the news, but everyone was linking to his blog when they talked about negative reactions to the TSA backscatter xray machine and the aggressive pat-downs.
FRESHNETWORKS | MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
[Blog] Social media as a crisis management tool
The benefit of having a well established blog or online community is that you can then use it for this purpose. This might be directing them to your blog where you are keeping people up-to-date or it might be telling them where to go to get refunds (for example). Work effectively with a the hub and the spokes of your social media presence : You can’t be expected to engage everybody in detail on Twitter, in Facebook or on blogs, forums and online communities. You need a blog or online community that people recognise as the place to go to to talk to your brand.
JACOB MORGAN | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
[Blog] According to Gartner Social CRM is Going to be Big
Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER According to Gartner Social, CRM is Going to be Big View Comments February 24th, 2010 I read an interesting article on information age a few days ago which references some new Gartner predictions around Social CRM. blog comments powered by Disqus Connect with me Subscribe to Social Media RSS RSS About Jacob Email Me Jacob Morgan is the Principal of Chess Media Group , a social business consultancy that works with medium and enterprise companies on developing Enterprise 2.0,
SPIN SUCKS | THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
[Blog] Brainstorming: “Yes, and” Like an Improviser | Spin Sucks
17, 2010 #FollowFriday: The Bike Whisperer A Rose By Any Other Name…Might Not Be As Marketable Blog: Share Your Link Love Spinonomics Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm? The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. So accepting, in fact, that you’re able to embrace and extend your partner’s ideas as if they were your own. Someone on stage just called you “Grandpa”? Accept and further that. Yes, you are their Grandpa. Congratulations! You’re improvising. Be patient. Leave a comment!
DANNY BROWN | TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
[Blog] Why I'm Loving BlogOnCloud9 - Danny Brown
Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs Why I’m Loving BlogOnCloud9 July 20, 2010 22 voices share yours! One of the blogs I read a lot is that of Mark Jaquith, and he had a post about WordPress and how certain hosts weren’t really set up for it (and I’m not saying this is the case with Hostgator, just to be clear). One-to-one support and forum support for all WordPress questions (not just your blog). Step up the search for a new web host. Cheers! John New!
SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
[Blog] Advice for the Beginners
Worse, they create one thing, one blog or video or SEO campaign , and it doesn’t live up to their own expectations so they scrap it and call it quits. And in poster form: Original post can be found on Wikimotive’s blog. 'Here at Wikimotive, we have a backlog of content that goes back years. We have multiple ebooks and podcasts and infographics, and we have material published all over the web. We get emails all the time from people, intelligent people, who want to get into the game but don’t know where to start. But there is this gap. We all go through this.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
[Blog] Are You Getting Your Sales Force Involved in Social Media?
Company blog - If your company doesn’t have one, maybe you should consider doing one. Make sure they know you have a blog. 'No, I’m not trying to delegate the social media tactics and implementations to the sales force, they’re too busy selling. But if you aren’t getting them involved to a degree, you could be missing some opportunities for prospecting, research, networking and branding. Let’s face it, your sales forces are in the trenches every day solving customer’s problems. Chances are other folks are having similar problems.
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
[Blog] DISCUSS: How do you Keep your Content Fresh, Interesting and Engaging?
regularly polling readers on what topics they want written about on the blog. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'Over on our Facebook page last week Kim Hill-MacCrone asked a question that I thought might be a good one to discuss with the wider ProBlogger readership. How do you Keep your Content Fresh, Interesting and Engaging? It is a question I get asked quite a bit and know is a challenge many bloggers face. having an editorial calendar that cycles through different types of posts on different days of the week. Reader Questions
JACOB MORGAN | FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
[Blog] Emergent Collaboration Vendor Review: Atlassian’s Confluence
A simple way to think about it is a bit like WordPress which at it’s core is a content management and blogging platform that can also be used to build entire websites on. On Friday’s I’ll be reviewing a vendor in the emergent collaboration space and will provide an overview on that vendor which includes aspects from leadership and vision to technology and market focus. If you are vendor that would like to participate, please contact me (email is in the sidebar as is the twitter link). Every post will cover the same elements for different vendors. Integration capabilities. Support.
BILL HARTZER | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
[Blog] Embedding Latitude, Longitude and NAP Data into Image Files to Help Local SEO
For the actual results of that test, you will need to read my post on the Standing Dog blog. 'When you take a photo using your iPhone or Android mobile phone, the location data (latitude, longitude) of where that image was taken is usually saved in the photo file. Other information, such as the device that took the photo, and the image size, is also saved. If you would like to see an example of this, save the image above to your hard drive. Then, right-click on the photo and select “properties” You will see all of the data that I saved/embedded in the image file. Address.
BILL HARTZER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
[Blog] Sedo.com and Sedo.co.uk Hacked, Hosting Malware on Site
Elliot also has an updated blog post about Sedo , as well. It looks like Sedo.com and Sedo.co.uk , the search engine for domain names, has been hacked, and apparently is hosting malware on their web site. These messages started appearing to visitors of both Sedo.com and Sedo.co.uk within the past 24 hours, and I have verified that users are still getting these messages. If you search for “Sedo” at Google.com, you will see the following message as part of the search results: This site may harm your computer. Contact your web host and have them scan the entire server.
BILL HARTZER | TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
[Blog] Search Engine Optimization Tip: Your Heading Tags Should Include your Keywords
This includes your blog pages too because they will often get a great deal of traffic. Lately, it seems as though many people have been concerned about over-optimization when it comes to search engine optimization of their web sites. Rightly so. There is some concern, especially since Google has been testing the over-optimization filter yet again. Keep in mind, though, that versions of the so-called Over Optimization Penalty has been around for years and SEOs have been concerned for a long time. These are the headings for the body of your web page. Let’s Talk About an SEO Audit.
BILL HARTZER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
[Blog] Why You Should Be Using A/B Testing
For example, testing the layout of your website or a certain blog design can provide the individual with valuable feedback, giving structure to future A/B testing campaigns. Guest Post by Rachel Hyun Kim. B testing, also known as split testing, is a marketing practice that compares the performance of a control group with test samples, differentiated by a single variable. This testing technique is used to improve conversion, response and performance rates on a variety of web and online marketing components, including emails, landing pages and call to actions. Create a Test Plan.
BILL HARTZER | MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
[Blog] Ripoff Report Strikes Back: Removes Code on Site Left by Hacker
In one of my recent blog posts, I examined how removing your website from Google can help–or hurt–your search engine rankings. The Ripoff Report has struck back against the so-called reputation management companies that claim to be able to remove posts about companies on the RipoffReport.com website. In a recent press release, Ripoff Report claims that they have removed code on their website that was left by a hacker hired by reputation management companies. sample advertisement claiming Ripoff Report removal is shown above. Ripoff Report explained what happened.
JEFF ESPOSITO | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
[Blog] Without a change in expectations, social CRM is destined to fail
You see while social media may be vital to what many of the readers of this blog do for a living; social media is actually a small sliver of what businesses are focusing their efforts on. While I believe that social media is a great platform for customer support, I think our current views of what is acceptable in terms of response time or expected quality of service for social Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is destined to fail. The expectations I am thinking about center around how many think companies should bend over backwards for a customer just because they Tweet. We can’t.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
[Blog] 5 Ways to Open the Social Side Door and Build Relationships
Leave thoughtful comments on these blogs, build relationships with their influencers, and eventually submit a guest post. And don’t treat it like a numbers game, racking up as many expert quotes as you can cram into a blog post. Ian Greenleigh (@be3d ) is a social media and content strategist. He’s writing a book titled The Social Side Door: How Social Media Has Rewritten the Rules of Access and Influence , and he works at Bazaarvoice in Austin, TX. Social side doors are avenues of access and influence made possible by society’s adoption of social media. Get there early.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
[Blog] Raising the Bar: How to Amplify Your Social Media & Content to Reach Your Ideal Audience
Lastly, accepting outside contributions on your business’s blog can help magnify their content as well as social media reach. Inviting others to contribute posts to a blog adds fresh, new content, and also allows the blog to be seen by the followers of the guest writer as well. 'Within the past few years, we’ve witnessed a variety of social media trends for business emerge. And as a business owner, you might have even given a shot at several of them in hopes of seeing improvement. The trick is to find the perfect balance so that you’re able to enhance your brand. Reach Out.