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How to Syndicate Your Blog to Digg

Ari Herzog

It used to be taboo to promote your own blog articles on Digg but, since June 2010 when the social bookmarking site was improved, this is no longer frowned upon. Presuming you have an RSS feed for your blog, you merely have to log into your Digg account and follow the prompts to verify to Digg you are the owner of your blog. Social Media Digg RSS

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Eight Common Blogging Mistakes

Spin Sucks

We created an editorial calendar and everyone was responsible for blogging, from the interns on up through me. Our goal was to blog about the silly things people do to hurt the perception of the PR industry and perpetuate the “spin doctor” image. So I’ve created a list of eight things to consider while you’re blogging. Was. A. Disaster. Link to people.

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6 cool curation sites you may not have heard of

SocialFish

So my new thing is curated news sites.  Or curated stories, as they are not all “news” per se. During my time off of blog reading, I discovered (or rediscovered) a bunch of new curation sites, some of which have now become my “morning newspaper time”  I though you might be interested in checking them out for yourself. The new Digg is really awesome.

NBC Targets Local Markets on the New Digg

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk NBC Targets Local Markets on the New Digg by Adam Sherk on August 11, 2010 Through branded profiles and the personalized “My News” feature on the new Digg, publishers are hoping that building up followers who view them as a preferred or trusted source will enable them to reach a larger number of users on a regular basis.

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120 Marketing Tactics for Blogs

Pamorama

Part of a good content marketing strategy, blogging helps you position yourself as an expert in your area. . Successful blogs play a pivotal role in delivering your brand message, and help drive sales without using traditional hard-sell tactics. steps for creating a successful blog. The key to successful blogging is creating content that your target audience wants to read.

News Sites on the New Digg: Who is Active, Who is Gaining Followers?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk News Sites on the New Digg: Who is Active, Who is Gaining Followers? by Adam Sherk on August 4, 2010 The new Digg has gotten a lot of attention for the opportunities it creates for publishers (see ReadWriteWeb and BlueGlass for details). Do they want to follow and interact with specific media sites?

How to Get Traffic from Web 2.0 Sites like Digg, Reddit & StumbleUpon

blog.mindvalleylabs.com

MindValley Labs Internet Marketing Blog We Test, Synthesize and Share the Latest Internet Marketing Tactics and Strategies to Help You Better Run Your Online Business. Sites like Digg, Reddit & StumbleUpon March 8th, 2007 by Mike Reining Read more about Articles , Popular Web 2.0 sites like Digg, StumbleUpon and Reddit are relatively new. Is this easy to do?

The Most Popular News Sites on YouTube

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Popular News Sites on YouTube by Adam Sherk on August 31, 2010 YouTube is both a major opportunity and an interesting challenge for news sites. News organizations want to drive video impressions to their own sites but since YouTube dominates the online video world they need to have a presence there.

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Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!

SocMed Sean

What to do…It’s 2012 and you’ve been blogging for almost a year now with no success. To add insult to injury, your Google analytics show that you get about 25 visitors to your blog every day, and you’re pretty sure that you, your family, and the GoogleBot account for about half of those. Maybe it's time to give up and pull the plug on that blog.

8 Basic Yet Necessary Tools or Plugins for your Site

Idaconcpts

There are many basic, yet overlooked, tools and plugins that you can add into your website arsenal to add functionality and intention to your business or personal site. While these are a totally different beast than going the advertising campaign way, there’s still something to be said for having an extremely functional and user friendly site for brand recognition. Digg this!

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Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement? by Adam Sherk on October 6, 2010 It is safe to say that most news sites are now experimenting with various forms of user engagement and content promotion through social media. So which news sites are getting the most out of their social media efforts?

Know About Social Bookmarking Sites - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

In the online world of Social Media we have the well known sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and so on. In this same world we have sites that enable you to share the various pages and blogs that may be of interest to you. These sites enable you to share links of pages / sites / blogs that you would like to recommend. Social Bookmarking sites are handy at two levels. There are various sites that enable Social Bookmarking. The popular ones are Delicious, Digg, Stumbleupon and so on.

Which News Sites Have the Most Valuable Facebook Pages?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Which News Sites Have the Most Valuable Facebook Pages? News sites utilize Facebook Pages to increase brand visibility, promote content, interact with users and drive traffic back to their main sites. The possibility of selling more CPM on associated pages of the linked content site? ref=ts).

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The Rapid eLearning Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Rapid Elearning Blog. As my daughter would say, “That’s stinkin’ thinkin’!&# If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you know that’s flat out wrong. However, every week I get emails from blog readers that basically read like this: "My company uses a branded PowerPoint template for presentations. It’s the live site.

Real-time Search Optimization for News Sites

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Real-time Search Optimization for News Sites by Adam Sherk on March 16, 2010 The major search engines are making real-time search a priority, resulting in good visibility opportunities for news sites especially for breaking news. So how can news sites maximize their real-time search visibility?

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Facebook Becomes Most Popular US Web Site

Pamorama

Web Site by Pam Dyer on March 16, 2010 Share If you work for a business or own one, social media engagement is probably on your radar. The site had a couple of traffic spikes during the holiday season that temporarily made it the largest site in the U.S., Comscore still ranks Google ahead of Facebook — it’s the top site by reach (81% of the U.S. population).

Facebook Pages: Which News Sites Get the Most Engagement?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Facebook Pages: Which News Sites Get the Most Engagement? by Adam Sherk on September 17, 2009 Now that the improved Facebook Pages have been around for a while I wanted to check the level of engagement that major news sites are achieving with them. Most news sites have an official Facebook Page now, with the typical approach being to add a daily stream of links to new content while promoting site features, apps, feeds, etc. Related posts: Which News Sites Have the Most Valuable Facebook Pages?

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30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources

Webbiquity SMM

Despite the occasional “death of blogging” pronouncements (often made, ironically, in blog posts), blogs remain the core of a robust social media strategy. The proliferation of themes, tools and plugins have transformed blogs from mere online text collections to powerful interactive, rich-media sites that can attract, engage and educate your potential buyers.

Add a Social Sharing Toolbar to Build Traffic and Engagement

Pamorama

Building traffic is key to successful Web sites and blogs. Tags: Social Media add Apture building traffic content Digg Extendy Facebook Google HootSuite Social Share increase traffic Instant messaging Meebo shares ShareThis social Social network Social Networking social web toolbar toolbars traffic traffic building Twitter Wibiya your site Social Web technologies have made traffic building easier via the use of sharing. Social sharing is a major behavioral shift — social.

The Most Buried News Sites on Digg

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Buried News Sites on Digg by Adam Sherk on July 23, 2009 It’s no secret that mainstream news sites are experiencing increased exposure on social news sites like Digg. Back in March Soshable noted that 46% of the Digg front page is controlled by 50 websites. Major news sites have seen strong increases in social media referral traffic over the past couple years, and Digg continues to be among the top referrers. What Horrible Things Did Time Magazine Do in 1964?

77 Blogging Stats to Improve Your Blogging Strategy

Writtent Blog

Still not sure whether your business should be out there blogging? Check out this list of blogging stats we curated for you. Blogging & Lead Generation. 1. Businesses using blogs are known to generate 67% more leads. 92% of bloggers who posted multiple times on a daily basis were successful in acquiring a customer via their blog. Blogging & Sales.

100+ Blog Directories and RSS Sites for Promoting Your Blog

Webbiquity SMM

Over time, the top source of traffic for most blogs is search. social networking profiles, social bookmarking sites, other bloggers). But two great sources are blog directories and RSS syndication sites. To give credit where it’s due, both the TopRank Online Marketing Blog and Robin Good have provided nice lists in the past, but as changes in the blog directory world can be challenging to keep pace with, both now include dead links and directories that have significantly changed their policies (e.g. Webbiquity B2B Marketing Blog). Blogged.

25 Major News Sites Ranked By Page Speed

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk 25 Major News Sites Ranked by Page Speed by Adam Sherk on April 13, 2010 Now that site speed is officially a Google ranking factor, site performance and page load time are important for SEO as well as usability. So how well do major news sites perform in these areas? So which news sites fared best?

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Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

Just a heads-up…your blog may need some Spring cleaning, too. So in preparation for my blog Spring cleaning, I thought I’d put together a checklist of things that I want to do that would positively impact my SEO and I figured I’d share it in hopes that might help you out. WP-CleanFix is a great plugin that can help you do some Spring cleaning on your blog.

32 Experts Share Their Best Blog Post Promotion Tips

Kikolani

In celebration of the launch of my first premium training course on how to promote your content , I asked some of the top blogging, content marketing, and online marketing experts to answer one important question. What’s your most successful method of promoting a blog post or other single piece of content? So how then does a blogger successfully promote a brand new blog post?

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Search Engine Optimization Tip: Adding Content to your Web Site

Bill Hartzer

For this search engine optimization tip, let’s talk more about content and adding content to your web site. You would think that when planning a new web site or a totally new version of your web site that you can sit down, make a list of web pages, create the content, and forget about it. Web Sites that Rank Well Are Experts. Digg this! How Do You Create Content?

B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Blogging is often viewed as the core component of a B2B social media marketing strategy, and other than discussion forums, it’s the most mature component of social media. Facebook, Twitter and even newer tools like Quora may be sexier and get more attention, but blogs are the workhorses essential to making social media marketing work. So what’s next for B2B blogging?

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Auto-Post Your Blog Posts to Digg « Saying It Social

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Auto-Post Your Blog Posts to Digg The new Digg lets you set it up so that your blog posts will auto post to Digg! All you have to do is log in to Digg then go to your Settings  and click on the menu item to “Import Feeds&#. Enter the URL of your Blog’s Feed and then you will be given a verification code to add to one of your blog posts so that Digg can verify your blog. Blog at WordPress.com.How cool, right?!

Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog

Webbiquity SMM

Over the last decade, business blogs have gone from being a novelty to a leading-edge practice to an essential element for any company seeking to optimize its presence on the web. According to Small Business Trends and HubSpot , the percentage of businesses with blogs has increased from less than half in 2009 to nearly two out of three in 2011. Why are so many companies now embracing blogging? blog helps on all three fronts much more than a standard corporate website. Will the blog be part of your corporate site or have its own unique URL ? Location.

How to Get People to Your Social Sites and Keep them Coming Back.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How to Get People to Your Social Sites and Keep them Coming Back You have all of these great social sites but nobody knows about them! Here are some ways to drive people to your social sites and then keep them engaged. Using WiseStamp, you can even add your most recent blog post as shown below. Add Social Networking buttons to Email Newsletters – A great site to get icons from is [link]. Mention your sites on your Radio commercials or shows. Online 1. Fetch!

20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing

Kikolani

As each year passes, blog marketing techniques evolve. If you’re a business, you may have the luxury of hiring an awesome Internet Marketing Company to keep up with the trends, but as individuals managing a blog for as a hobby or for profit, it’s up to you to not only maintain that blog but keep up with ways to increase traffic. Blog Platform. Enjoy! Content.

Analysis: Revealing the Highest Earning Blogs that Sell Advertising

Viper Chill

It has been a long time since I published a data-centric blog post, even though they’re often my favourite to write and tend to get the best response. Today I’m going to share with you some of the biggest earning blogs (and a few non-blogs) on the web that don’t rely on affiliate links or selling products. Blogging Impressions: 865,000. Ad Units: 1 (8).

What Could Kill Google and Facebook

Webbiquity SMM

You’d probably rip the place on every review site you can think of and then never return to that establishment. Yet we tolerate exactly that type of behavior from leading search and social media sites every day, and even reward them with growing traffic and more of our precious time. Given these issues, it’s little wonder that Facebook has the lowest user satisfaction rating of all the major social media sites. The leading micro-blogging tool isn’t as friendly to other web services as its cute little bluebird icon would make it appear. Twice.

10 Steps to Creative Blogging

Kikolani

There is nothing worse than producing a blog post that is lacklustre and without passion or zest. So to give myself and others a little creative inspiration I’ve put together these useful and practical steps to help you achieve a greater sense of creativity, whether you are blogging for business or in a personal capacity. Good luck in your creative blogging endeavours.

We'll Always Have Blogging

Social Media Marketing

Corporate blogging has been with us for quite some time, with some major companies having forayed into the space in the early to mid 2000s. Or is it that there's a purpose that isn't served by blogs? "I was misinformed." If you look at the recent statistics shared by eMarketer (" Corporate Blogging Goes Mainstream "), you'll see that only about a third of companies use blogs.

News Sites: Tame Your Blog Tags

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk News Sites: Tame Your Blog Tags by Adam Sherk on February 19, 2010 Ever notice all the tags that some blogs add to their posts? Adding a few meaningful tags is fine, but news sites in particular have a habit of taking this practice much too far. At that point over-tagging harms usability too.

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Inside the New Digg, Including New Auto Submit Feature

Kikolani

Somewhere, throughout my vast array of email filters, I must have missed my invitation to try out the new Digg 4.0 beta / alpha system, but this weekend out of sheer curiosity, I logged into new Digg site and got to play around with what is coming up. So, without further ado, here is a look at the inside of the new Digg system. New Digg Suggested People to Follow.