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On The Death Of Google Reader

Waxing UnLyrical

Google recently announced it is killing off several of its services, which it does from time to time. This time though, Google  cut services for a tool that isn’t just “popular.” ” Google Reader is the bedrock for how many people collect information on the Internet. On The Death Of Google Reader is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

11 Google Reader Alternatives to Consider

Kikolani

July 1st is just about here, so if you haven’t already, now is the time to choose your alternative RSS reader of choice to replace Google Reader. Since I last wrote about Google Reader alternatives, more services have sprung up to fill the voie. If you’re not ready to choose your new RSS reader, that’s OK. Digg Reader. AOL Reader.

BREAKING: Google is shutting down Google Reader on July 1

SocialFish

From the Official Google Blog : We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. And what to do about it?  I was testing feedly recently, and I hate it, and I just realized it syncs with Google Reader anyway so I’m SOL.

Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions

Kikolani

If you follow my writing, you probably know how much I love Google Reader. On July 1st, Google Reader says goodbye. The Learn More takes you to a page that tells you what you can export using their Google Takeout tool, but nothing in the way of alternatives. Little About How I Use(d) Google Reader. follow a lot of blogs and various RSS feeds.

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How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting

Kikolani

As some of you may know, I recently launched a photography blog, Photostry. So how do I organize all of those blogs? In Google Reader, of course. And naturally, after I organized my photo blogs, the next step was to organize the rest of the blogs I wanted to comment on. Why I Use Google Reader. Google Reader & Blog Commenting.

What’s Your Reaction to the Retirement of Google Reader?

ProBlogger

Yesterday Google announced the retirement of their Google Reader RSS reader product. I’ve tweeted a little about it but thought it might be interesting to see the response of readers to this news. Last time I surveyed ProBlogger and dPS reader Google Reader was the #1 reader for subscribing RSS feeds among our readers.

The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

also have the Google Calendar gadget on my Gmail sidebar, so I have an easy way to access my upcoming meetings, appointments, and phone calls. Get notifications via Gmail Notifier : Google Notifier is a small app that tells me about new incoming email, much like Outlook does with its native app. Google Docs. I don’t live in Google Docs. Gmail. Filter! Rapportive.

How To Replace Google Reader

Small Business Mavericks

If you’re concerned that the demise of Google Reader will kill your blog, rest your eyes. In fact, I’m confident that it won’t – especially if you do these three things to increase your blog readership right now. Set up e-mail subscription – Few people within the general public ever figured out RSS enough to use an RSS reader, but everyone understands e-mail. You should set up an e-mail subscription link for your blog today and promote it wherever and whenever possible. doubt that’s going to happen. Don’t wait.

Advanced Tips for Google Reader

SocialFish

Deirdre Reid has another great 101 post about Google Reader.  At the end of the post, she asks if anyone has any other tips. As it happens, I LOVE Google Reader and  I have TONS of Reader tips for ya! Tags: Implementation blogging curation google Reader Tip 1 – Feed GR Shares to any website. Tip 2 – Tagalicious. Awesome.

The Spin Sucks Blogging Process

Spin Sucks

Last week, Mitch Joel wrote a blog post called, “ Watching Me Blog.” ” It was in response to Chris Brogan’s piece, “ Watching Mitch Joel Blog ,” which he wrote while we were all in Norway and, literally, watching Mitch blog. And, let’s be real, it’s a pretty easy blog post for me to write. Blogging Philosophy.

My Top 33 Digital Marketing Blogs

Convince & Convert

Digital marketing blogs may be numerous, but I find them to still be critical. I’ve been in digital marketing for 20 years, and the only way you can stay relevant that long is to read A LOT. used Google Reader for quite a while, but after it met its demise I retreated to a familiar and comfortable (for me) method of keeping up on what’s going on in the industry… email.

The End Of Blogging?

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The other week, I celebrated 12 years of blogging (not a typo). have posted anywhere from four to seven items a week, over on my Six Pixels of Separation blog , every week. To know me, is to know that I am still deeply passionate about my blog, writing and the digital publishing experience. I was there when it first started (remember Blogger ), embraced the power of RSS feeds (remember those?), lamented the death of Google Reader , and still - to this day - love to hit the publish button. Suddenly, you didn't have to have a blog to be a blogger. google.

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End Of Blogs

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I love my blog. love your blog. love blogs. Loving blogs has nothing to do with me not loving the newer stuff. love Twitter , Facebook , Google+ and other places to publish, share and connect too, but I have a soft spot for blogs. It was a punch in the gut yesterday to read this tweet from Gina Trapani : "Wow, Google Reader shutting down. It really IS the end of blogging and old school newsreaders. Watch for 'Subscribe in Google+.'" Confession time. I was a die-hard user and evangelist for Google Reader.

What Are You Going To Do About Google Reader?

Small Business Mavericks

In case you haven’t heard, Google killed Google Reader. What that means is, if you had subscribers to your blog who were using Google Reader, then they either have to find another RSS news aggregrator in order to subscribe to your blog or you just lost a subscriber. The big question is, does this pose a problem for blog marketers? There are other ways you can attract subscribers to your blog. Even today, there are still people who don’t know what an RSS reader is, but everyone knows what e-mail is and uses it.

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Is Google becoming evil?

The Way of the Web

Given the high standards Google set for itself with the aims of indexing the world’s information, and the mantra of ‘Don’t Be Evil’, it’s likely we hold it to higher standards than most companies. After all, if you’re paying $150,000 for Google Analytics Premium, you’d be expecting all information. That’s entirely lost now.

5 Excellent Productivity Tips For Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google Tutor. Your how-to guide for Google with Google tutorials, tips for using Google and advice. Excellent Productivity Tips For Google Reader. Written by: Abhijeet Mukherjee on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 Posted to: Reader 6 comments, add yours! There are no doubts about the fact that Google Reader is the best browser based RSS reader available. Master the Google Reader Keyboard Shortcuts. Google Reader provides some awesome keyboard shortcuts which let you save a lot of time while reading feeds.

4 Easy Ways of Subscribing to Feeds in Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google Tutor. Your how-to guide for Google with Google tutorials, tips for using Google and advice. Easy Ways of Subscribing to Feeds in Google Reader. Phil on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 Posted to: RSS/Atom , Reader One comment, add yours! Google Reader is a very popular online tool for reading RSS feeds. As a result, the number of ways to get a new feed in to Google Reader has multiplied. The Google Reader folks have created â??bundlesâ?? and share them with your friends in Google Reader.

20 Rocking Tools for Successful Blogging

Writtent Blog

Surely, success of your blog is defined by your knowledge of the topic. But if you don’t have the right tools at your disposal, chances of your blog becoming remarkable are pretty slim. After Google Reader ceased to exist, this news aggregator quickly became its suitable replacement. Blog editor/manager for Windows. Blogging Content Creation Feedly.

10 Steps to Creating Reader-Oriented Blog Content

Kikolani

Reader-oriented blog content writing is simple once you are familiar with the basic building blocks required to draw the reader in and keep them reading. Here are 10 basic steps that will lead any blogger down the desired path to creating compelling content. 1) Know Your Reader. You can get to know your readers by creating surveys and polls designed to gather data.

How to Make Money Online Through Blogging and Writing

Kikolani

Writing is my number one source of income that has been a result of my blogging activities. Guest blogging isn’t just about getting exposure – there are plenty of sites that will pay you to contribute an article to their site. record each opportunity I find in this spreadsheet which includes payment rates, site traffic, blog subscribers, whether the site offers an author bio, and additional details including a link directly to each site’s write for us page. The following are my tips for getting a paid contributor spot on a great blog. Related Posts.

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“Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook

gapingvoid.com

Home Buy Art Here Stormhoek Winer(y) Hughs Book Daily Cartoon Email About Contact/Connect Home Hugh MacLeod Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards August 19, 2011 (3 days ago) “Reclaim Blogging&# : Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook. Keeping up a decent blog that people actually want to take the time to read, that’s much harder. Much faster than on my blog.

With the New Design, Twitter Kills RSS, Literally

Stay N' Alive

Other blogs say “RSS isn’t dead.&# (of which side I tend to agree with). The debate lies with the fact that more and more people are starting to use Twitter, Twitter lists, Facebook, and other social means to just get the news from the streams they follow on these sites rather than typical RSS Readers like Google Reader. Hope that helps!&#.

Is Blogging Dead? How Blogs are changing and How You Can Stay on Top

ProBlogger

Like that sparkly rhinestone jacket you purchased last year but suddenly realise is actually kind of hideous, blogging trends change with the seasons. What was once the mark of a high-quality blog now screams of incompetence. Readers are fickle and changing, apt to desert you at a moments notice when something new and shiny and rhinestone-encrusted comes along. Or is it?

How to Set Up Blog Comments as Goals in Google Analytics Using WordPress Hacks

Kikolani

As many of you know, I love writing about Google Analytics. I’m a data junkie, and there’s nothing I enjoy more than learning more about the visitors coming to my blog. One of the best ways to get actionable data out of your Google Analytics is to set up goals. What You Can Learn from Setting Up Blog Comments as Goals. Name your goal Blog Comments or similar.

Facebook Reader a welcome feature

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google will soon shelve Reader and this has created a lot of panicky online noise from ardent fans.  have had a Reader account for several years now, but hadn’t really ever used it. I did, at one time, make use of an RSS reader called BlogBridge.  I liked that it had the ability  to search through feeds to find specific content.  But little by little Twitter and Facebook have taken over the reader duties for me.  I like that my online communities help surface the content that is most relevant to me and it seems to keep me up to date with news and events.

Tracing the Evolution of a Blog

Ari Herzog

Perusing my older stuff from 2007 and 2008, diversity is a good term to describe my blogging style. Blogs I Like (and my first roundup). Let’s Blog About Sex. The Brave New World of Blogging (and my first with a cartoon). 10 Blogs Worth Reading. Culture Blogs Worth Reading. Related articles you may enjoy: How a Blog Post Could Go Viral.

How to Get Testimonials for Your Business or Blog Using Twitter for Social Proof

Kikolani

Have you ever wondered what mentions and retweets are worth to your business or blog besides a boost in the Klout score? When collecting tweets as testimonials, watch for tweets from readers, customers, well-known people in your industry, mentors, and role models. Maybe you don’t feel like your blog is successful enough. Tweets can be the perfect source of testimonials.

Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

Some of the biggest news in the blogging world over the last week was without a doubt Google’s announcement that on June 1st, they’re closing Google Reader. Reader simply isn’t paying for itself. Here’s the jist of it: Reader’s closure is going to hit a lot of us very, very hard. Google are going a terrible job of it.

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A Blog Commenting Strategy

ProBlogger

When I first started my blog, about two months ago, I had a hard time getting five visitors a day. I got so tired of doing so much work to end up being a nobody on the side of the highway. One lucky day, I decided to convert all of the popular blogs traffic to my little blog. Well, readers of the popular blogs are high converters and very targeted to my blog.

How Targeting Influencers Can Sky Rocket Your Blog

ProBlogger

Have you ever sat in front of your computer, looking at other people’s blogs, and thought: “How the hell have you managed to be so successful so quickly?”. Instead of starting off from scratch with no blog readers, traffic or any sign of engagement, you put a strategy in place to connect with influencers and get them to promote and share your content to their already established audience.

The Bamboo Project Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Bamboo Project Blog. The Power of Blogging ISNT Just in Reading Them. RANT ALERT! ) In a few weeks were going to be looking at blogs in the Work Literacy course. As we think about that module and the fact that for most people, their primary interaction with blogs is to read them, Im growing impatient with this idea from a learning perspective. Week 3-- Blogs.

Stop Wasting Money: How to Get the Most Out of Your Blogging Education

Kikolani

Here are my top 12 tips for making sure you get the most bang for your buck when purchasing conference passes, courses, and ebooks for your blogging education. They are all courses I have taken myself and have found valuable for my blog and my business. Instead of just writing down a tip, write down how you will apply that tip to your blog. Blogging Organize your emails.

Is Your Blog Spiraling Into An Echo Chamber?

Kikolani

Blogging is all about connecting with people and continually making networks of folks who read and comment. Most blog tip sites constantly tell you to “use Twitter or Facebook” to reach the masses. Then they give up their dreams of glory because of all the work it takes, and the blog dies by a thousand little cuts. When I first started blogging in 2001, I was a complete newbie.

Why the Web is For Lazy People

Engaging Brand

Sign up to Google Reader and start subscibing to blogs (Press the orange RSS button) in your area of interest, about leadership, about business.about different areas of life to broaden your mind for 10 minutes in a morning. Careers Learning Google Reader subscribing to blogs grow and develop engaging brand linked in professional network create a personal brand personal brand

6.5 blogging essentials in my blog toolkit

Absolute PA

A blog (the word is a combo of ‘web’ and ‘log’ Web log = blog) is really the cornerstone of an online marketing strategy. Look what Chris Brogan says: I started my blog in early 2009 and have been posting regularly (with the odd hiatus in the past) ever since. Blog ideas bank. Never kick yourself for forgetting that brilliant blog idea again!

How to Get More Content for Your Blog

ProBlogger

One of the biggest challenges that bloggers face – whether they are blogging for themselves or their business – is creating enough content. Most people can’t just write a blog post in 15 minutes. If you’re struggling to create enough content, then here are some great ways to get additional content for your blog. Use Google Reader to subscribe to your favorite sources.

Top 25 Blogging and Social Media Posts on Kikolani

Kikolani

Thanks to an idea from Michele McGraw on ways to prep your blog before an event, I decided to do two lists for newer readers as well as people I meet at Blog World Expo later this week. Without further ado, here are the posts readers have engaged with the most. Blogging Tips. Blog Marketing. To find your blog on PostRank, use the search bar under Topics.

You Have Reached The End Of This Blog

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blogging. business blog. digital marketing blog. google. google reader. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Tags: blog. or, have you? Posted by Mitch Joel on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. What do you think? blogger. brand. buzzfeed. content. content creator. content distribution. content marketing. digital marketing agency. digital publishing. facebook. facebook notes. harvard business review. inc magazine. walter thompson. james altucher. journalism. journalist. linkedin. marketer. marketing. mashable. media. medium.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Blog Comments (The blog is on WordPress) Disqus This is what I use to manage comments here at Convince & Convert. ChatCatcher This is a nice little tool that finds Tweets about your blog posts, and automatically adds them as comments. Use WWSGD to include a little message before or after each of your posts, asking readers to subscribe to your RSS feed (or buy you a drink). Flickr Creative Commons Search This is my go-to source for photos for the blog and presentations. Despite being free, Google keeps adding functionality to Google Analytics.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Guest Blogging Hangout

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Content. Here are 11 things you should know before starting your first blog.