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How Flickr and Google Help Us Remember

Ari Herzog

The Library of Congress did not know the names of French brothers Michel, age 4, and Edmond, age 2, when the institution uploaded this photograph to Flickr in the summer of 2008. Through Flickr’s users who viewed, commented, liked, and shared that photo, the LOC can now tell a story for what was once a story-less photograph. Media culture Flickr GoogleGot a question?

3 Reasons To Love Flickr Again

Small Business Mavericks

has decided, after eight years, to spend some energy improving Flickr. Specifically, there are three new improvements to Flickr that I think make it worth sharing photos (and videos) to again. Access Flickr from anywhere on any device. And, as an added bonus, Flickr looks nicer too. Besides, these cool new improvements to Flickr, you can also share your photos in full resolution, a bonus if you are a professional photographer. So What Can Flickr Be Used For? Bloggers used to use Flickr as a place to store photos that they could use for their blogs.

Can Flickr Catch Instagram?

Geoff Livingston

Flickr celebrated 10 years of serving photos earlier this month, making it an old man amongst social networks. In fact, Flickr is now ranked just one spot behind rival photo network Instagram. Most recently, Flickr added Creations, an easy way for photographers to create their own Photo Books. Image by antony5112 on Flickr. In the past two years, Yahoo!

App of the Week: Flickr

The Social Media Incubator

You may ask yourself, how can Flickr benefit a business marketing strategy? Whether that means you display it on a conference room TV, on a blog or in a Facebook post. Flickr allows accessibility, sharing and organization with your photos. With the Flickr App , you or anyone you allow to organize your account can add photos from anywhere from their mobile device.

Flickr adds Downloadable Video Sharing

The Way of the Web

It’s not often that there’s a new feature worth talking about at Flickr. And it seems to have been so long that Flickr’s marketing team dropping it into a particularly bare email, giving it just two lines. Flickr has now made it possible to allow you to share videos in the same way as you can allow people to download your photos. It’s useful in two ways.

Easing Up on the Blog Throttle

Geoff Livingston

It’s the tension of new business development versus client work versus blogging. Then there is the creative tension of wanting to finish writing The War to Persevere (3/4 of the way there), shoot more photos, and develop better, more visual blog stories. So I’m going to blog less. A tension exists in my business life. Crazy? Maybe. What does that mean?

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Flickr Friday: Video Infographic


Flickr: ARQCARLOOS ]. Blog Flickr Friday VideoThe state of video today. Does anything surprise you? On which platform do you consume the most video?

The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.

SocMed Sean

I’ve been blogging for about 5 years now and as I look back over those years, I’m amazed at how much I have learned. The biggest change that I observed came when the traffic wasn’t coming and my blog wasn’t growing. I was frustrated. I had put a ton of time and energy into my blog, but it wasn’t going anywhere. My blog became about me.

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Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success

Waxing UnLyrical

That’s a blog post for another day. Image: esocialmediashop via Flickr, CC 2.0. Take every question your company gets asked and consider writing a blog post to answer it. 5. Competitor websites, blogs and industry forums. Add to that list and then you’ve got a pre-vetted list of blog post titles you can easily pull from when the muse strikes. Let’s dig right in.

Content Marketing is More Than Just Blogging


Content marketing is about more than just blogging. According to Jeremy Williams, you all should be going crazy over this blog post now. According to Jeremy Williams , social media director for the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (and my boss when I do travel writing for IOTD), blog posts with photos get more traffic than blog posts without. And video?

Tips for Creating a Profitable Trade Show Experience

Spin Sucks

You can: Blog about the upcoming event and your company’s involvement. Share images of your booth (and a map highlighting your booth’s location) on Flickr and your other social networks. You can: Have someone in the booth to live blog the event using your event hashtag. Email the hot prospects with something of value, such as a valuable or educational article or blog post.

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14 Blog Writing Tips for Creating SEO-Friendly Blog Posts

Writtent Blog

If you’re in charge of your company’s blog, SEO is just as important for you as creating quality content that inspires engagement and generates leads. After you slave and sweat over writing those high-quality articles your readers love, use this checklist of 14 blog writing tips to properly optimize your blog posts. Link to Other Blog Posts. More SEO Blog Writing Tips.

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

SocMed Sean

"Spring" via promanex on Flickr under creative commons license. 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. Ahhhh Spring!

What Is A Blog? The Question That Won't Go Away

Twist Image

By the way the conversation flowed at this year's BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Los Angeles, you would think that Blogging was brand new. It was yesterday morning's keynote (which was also the last day of this three-day long conference) that brought out a ton of in-person discourse on Blogs, Blogging, Social Media and the future of media. In all of that, it seemed like everyone (including yours truly) grapples and struggles with the definition of a "Blog." " or "is TechCrunch a Blog?" " What is a Blog? blogging.

How to Write a Great Business Blog Post


Seems that everyone’s churning out content these days – but that doesn’t mean that everyone knows how to write a really good blog post that grabs interest and keeps it. Here are just a few tips that might just help your blog writing stand out from the crowd. 1. ” Well, not so in blogging. Blogging is ultimately a personal art. Have an opinion.  Don’t.

17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog

Ari Herzog

Plug photo by Adam Mulligan on Flickr. The blog platform, as an open source community, is collectively shared by anyone and everyone who contribute code and provide feedback about what works and what needs improvement. With more than 1,300 themes and over 13,000 plugins , the appearance and functionality of any WordPress blog is up to the blog owner’s imagination.

Instagram Does the Two Step - And Steps In It

Social Media Marketing

It's not too long ago (okay, in social media terms, it was eons ago) that Flickr was one of the major social networks. But the rise of Instagram as a deft and light app that allowed seamless integration into sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more made some wonder if there was a future for Flickr. UPDATE: Instagram has posted a clarifying statement on their blog. For now.

Flickr Friday: The Content Grid


Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 5 Helpful Social Search Articles | Main | Twitter announces #NewTwitter » September 10, 2010 Flickr Friday: The Content Grid A content marketing framework that plots type and channel across two dimensions: who should create it (a single owner or the entire staff) and how it should be distributed for maximum impact on the sales funnel.


3 Random WordPress Blogging Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. If you’ve been doing this blogging thing for a while, you already know this stuff. Image: Virginia Postrel via Flickr, CC 2.0. But here are a few things I’ve been asked about a few times when it comes to blogging – particularly in WordPress – and I’m going to jot ‘em down for you. 1.

How I Set Up My WordPress Blog In 2 Hours

Waxing UnLyrical

But really, how many blogs does a gal need? If you and I talk regularly on Twitter, or Facebook… heck, even in the early days of WUL (and I have to stifle a giggle as I say that, because this blog is barely two years old!), you’ll know that I love food. Image: kennymatic via Flickr, CC 2.0. So it’s probably high time that I started a food blog.

How to Make Better Visualizations for Your Blog

Convince & Convert

Do you ever run out of ways to promote your blog content? Let’s look at the type of visual content you can create for some of the more popular blog post types. Let’s say you sell electronics and have a blog post on the latest updates to iOS 8. For blog posts, your smartphone will capture good enough images. If so, then visual content may be the solution.

Blogging: Just like riding a bike.


One of the great things about Lindy’s post is her number one action for creating valuable content – writing a blog post, updating your website, or hosting a Twitter chat. Blogging is inherently human. Some of our best ideas come from what we read and write on blogs. Flickr photo by AMERICANVIRUS It doesn’t have to be difficult, but you have to start somewhere. Whew!).

How to Write a Blog Post in 30 Minutes

Writtent Blog

Image credit: Flickr. What if you could get an entire blog totally ready for publication in this amount of time? Nor do I think that every blog you write should take 30 minutes or less; it’s much better to provide a variety of article lengths and depths to your readers. Getting started: Image credit: Flickr. 0-8 Minutes: Outline your blog. Here we go! That’s fine.

How to Build the Ultimate Online Newsroom

Webbiquity SMM

Links to analyst (industry and/or financial) research and coverage. • A link to the company blog(s). • RSS feeds for press releases and blog posts. She’s well-versed in the “new rules” of doing PR, with expertise in social media, SEO (search engine optimization), content marketing, social media and blogging. by TomPick and guest blogger Maria Verven.

3 Reasons List Posts Are Guaranteed Blog Traffic Boosters


And what if the headline had been “Boost your Blog Traffic” instead? What if the original title of this post had been “Boost Your Blog Traffic”? And I’ve seen blog posts and magazine articles that are just about that jumbled. And readers know that when they’re being told how to “Boost Your Blog Traffic.” Admit it.

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15 Reasons Your PR Pitches Suck

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: JKönig via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Andy Field (Hubmedia) via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: marissaorton via Flickr, CC 2.0 11. Image: Leo Reynolds via Flickr, CC 2.0 So when you send an email to a journalist, with a terse introductory note telling them to “please read the press release below,&# do you really think they will be enchanted? And O.M.G. And that was it.

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Make Your WordPress Blog More Readable in 3 Clicks

Waxing UnLyrical

This is part of the Blogging for Grasshopper series. This post isn’t about adding visuals or video into your WordPress blog , or using Cincopa , or judging a blog post by its cover. So I turned to the almighty Google (did I already say that?) to see what I could find about even dummies being able to change the font size on one’s WordPress blog. Aargh! Wallah!

Understanding Photography on Instagram

Geoff Livingston

find that crossover between social networks – 500 Pixels to Facebook to Flickr to Instagram to Twitter – is minimal. Like blogging it can create a sense of expertise for inexperienced smartphone heroes. came to photography ten years ago through blogging and social media, the need for original images was critical. GL: When it comes to photography, yes, for the most part.

Connecting Your Business Blog with Your Readers (How-to)

Waxing UnLyrical

Does your business blog have the livelihood of a funeral? When you look around at your blog and analytics, what do you see? You have absolutely no evidence whatsoever that anyone even cares remotely about your blog. What’s going wrong with your business blog?! Blogging for business purposes is (still) relatively new. Image: GotCredit  via Flickr, CC 2.0.

20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing


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.

Blogging Is Dead

Social Media Marketing

Every year, pundits proclaim the death of blogging. In 2008, it was Wired , wondering if the rise of Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and the like would be more en vogue for individuals, who were getting pushed aside as the conglomerate professional blogs were beginning to take prominence. In 2009, Copyblogger declared blogging dead (again) but noted that it would continue to live on.

Monday Roundup: Blogging

Waxing UnLyrical

Blogging is a great way to start conversations, share ideas, and build your online community. Whether through guest posts or original content on your own site, blogging can help your brand gain traction (I mean, just look at me!). So this week, the roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on blogging. Image: Mike Licht via Flickr, CC 2.0. 1.  Enjoy!

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8 Steps to Write a Meaningful Blog Post

Ari Herzog

Choose a topic. I get a lot of my ideas from other blogs. He shared how to get blogging ideas from emails. When I find my writing segues away from the title, I copy that chunk of text and create a new blog post from it. I try to stay within the confines of the title because it helps me stay focused. 3. There are many places online for free photos for your blog. 6.

Instapocalypse and the Permission War

Geoff Livingston

Although I didn’t blog about the issue initially, as an amateur photographer with a lot of photos of his kid on Instagram I was annoyed. Flickr does a better job of letting me choose which photos are searchable and by whom. So in my book, Flickr offers a better venue for public photos anyway. Image by tres.jolie. How’s your Instagram account treating you now?

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Open Community Case Study – Food Bank


Their Flickr page and YouTube channel are used to support Food Bank activities, for example, displaying photos taken at community events. One of their most effective unofficial outposts is the NC School of Science & Math food drive blog where they’re going for the world record in March. Flickr. Open Community community ecosystem facebook Flickr social media Twitter YouTub

Flickr Friday: Sexist Profiling on Twitter


» June 04, 2010 Flickr Friday: Sexist Profiling on Twitter Heres an interesting look at a breakdown of the several different Twitter user types. Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Jakes Take: Fresh Logos, Fresher Coffee | Main | YouTube Tuesday: I Can Make You Go Viral! Its kind of sexist really. Nevertheless, it still makes for an interesting read.


8 Basic Yet Necessary Tools or Plugins for your Site


YouTube Widget 4.0 : bastawhiz made it easy for anyone to include all of their favorite videos right on their blog or site without having to jump through hoops. FaceBook Like Button :  We all know how important social media is for increased visibility, so adding that ‘like’ button to your blog post or webpage is critical. Tools in Action. Eight Crowd Pleasing Tools/Plugins. Digg this!

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We'll Always Have Blogging

Social Media Marketing

Image credit: Express Monorail (Flickr) "Round up the usual suspects." 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. But if you look at the growth over the last three years, the use of blogs has actually doubled (!). Blogging was something of a curiosity in its first wave.

How To Start a Blog in 7 Days


just don’t have the commitment to build a better blog in 31 days. In fact, I don’t think anyone needs 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. You have the talent, you have the passion, and, evidently, you have the desire to improve your blog. Let’s build a blog people want to read. Your blog is better already as you read this sentence! Why do you blog?

6 Must-Have Social Plugins for Your WordPress Blog

Convince & Convert

This popular plugin lets you incorporate all of your social sharing buttons into a customizable bar that sits on the top or side of each blog post for easy sharing. Creating visually appealing content for your blog has become increasingly important, especially now with the advent of Pinterest. No Google or Flickr search necessary. Digg Digg. All in One SEO Pack. Photo Dropper.