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A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger  Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at  NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book,  Open Community. Salesforce is actively running their communities with fervent involvement.  Read Part 1 here. Productive? 

5 Strategies to Build a Network of Bloggers and Journalists

Waxing UnLyrical

Creating a network of bloggers and journalists is a great way to provide mutual support in the world of online media. For For both public relations and search engine optimization,  publishing content via other people’s sites is a critical part of their everyday duties. Do you have a great community building strategy? How do you connect with other bloggers and gatekeepers?

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. And I’m hoping you can tell us if our strategy makes sense or if it sucks (don’t hold back!), so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. So our ragtag army of cruise bloggers, travel writers, technologists and travel professionals teamed together to reverse-engineer the cruise discovery, planning and booking experience. Guest Post by J.D. Lasica.

Social Media Community Manager's Management

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming. Hi Folks, do you work as an Online Community Manager? Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming.

Interview with Community Manager: Helen Lynch from Yell.com

Social Media Citizens

Helen Lynch is a community manager at Yell.com, UK’s leading local search engine. You can follow Helen on Linkedin or Twitter. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? H: I started out in forums and IRC chat rooms, first as a user then as a volunteer mod and eventually moving into the role professionally. where I sometimes get to play with gadgets/toys and pretend it’s work! G: What are you top resources for community management? H: The emint mailserv, mentioned above. And what you mean by community – no two CM roles are exactly the same.

What Do the Best Bloggers Have in Common?

Kikolani

If you haven’t read about that many blog success stories , you may or may not know that it is in fact, the blogger’s attitude which plays a major role in the success of any given blog. As a blogger, your mindset defines your attitude. In any case, a blogger must always identify the end-goal before beginning a write-up. Someone you might call a “hobby blogger”. Good luck!

How to Leverage the Potential of Blogger Outreach

Kikolani

Blogger outreach is reaching out to the blogger community to create a relationship that involves you having regular, constructive and mutually beneficial contact with them. What this means is that you keep communicating with bloggers regularly and don’t just get in touch with them, when you want a guest blog to be posted. What is Blogger Outreach? Business

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

took a look at 14 lists that have come out over the last year for the top bloggers, social media marketers, search marketers, and entrepreneurs. This list includes female bloggers that cover a huge variety of topics in the blogosphere. They are not only bloggers, but many are also published authors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, experts in their niche, and overall inspirations. Enjoy!

PB161: 3 Things Most Bloggers Don’t Pay Enough Attention To

ProBlogger

In today’s lesson, I will highlight 3 things that I see a lot of bloggers ignoring – or not paying enough attention to – that could be limiting the potential of their blog. While we do each need to work out our own priorities with our blogging, these are 3 things I think most bloggers wanting to build traffic and income should focus their attention on. AWeber. MailChimp.

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Why Bloggers Need a Personal Landing Page

Kikolani

As a blogger you’ve got an ultimate goal: stand out of the crowd of fellow bloggers and -writers and get your words read by a large ammount of enthusiastic, engaged readers. Let’s see some of the most important advantages for bloggers of having a personal landing page. Enhanced Accessibility Will Delight Your Blog’s Community. Be Unique. Related Posts.

3 Growth Hacking Strategies for Bloggers to Quadruple Their Blog Traffic without SEO

ProBlogger

One of the hardest things for most bloggers is boosting their blog traffic. The #1 reason most bloggers quit is because they don’t see any growth in their traffic. Reverse engineer your content creation. You simply need to reverse engineer your content creation strategy. Having a list of hungry email subscribers is an asset for every blogger. Are you ready? Wrong.

Six Skills Every PR Pro Needs

Spin Sucks

Search Engine Optimization. Now we have to take that skill and learn how to optimize our content so it’s being crawled by the search engines, while also being highly valuable and engaging. Search Engine Marketing. Start yourself a personal Tumblr blog, get on WordPress , or even try out Blogger (though it’s not as good as the others). Yes, 30 years ago.

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31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity SMM

event sponsorships, community outreach, analyst coverage, trade association membership) components. ” As indicated by the posts from Search Engine Watch and All Twitter highlighted below, that is starting to change, but only just. Beyond Search & Social: Online Marketing in 2014 by Search Engine Journal. Many SEO companies do the same with their outreach to bloggers.

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10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook by Tamar Weinberg on March 17, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Itamar Kestenbaum. Check it out!

5 Mistakes Bloggers Make with SEO and What to Do About Them

ProBlogger

Search Engine Optimisation and all that goes with it is an incredibly important part of successful blogging, but it’s also a topic than many find too advanced – particularly for beginners. In this episode, Jim goes through what he thinks bloggers are doing right (even better than his brand customers), and the five things he sees bloggers get wrong – and how to fix them!

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Dear Bloggers, I Apologise. Regards, the SEO Industry

ProBlogger

Each day, I work with businesses and websites to make sure their sites and Internet presences are in the best shape possible to be found in search engines. A big part of my role is to respond to the first two of the reactions, which is something I actually enjoy doing. And one of the most vocal groups of this negativity is from you guys—the blogging community. The scammer SEO.

Traffic Technique 1: Search Engine Optimization

ProBlogger

If you’re one of the thousands of bloggers out there who’s trying to generate the right kind of blog traffic , you’ve probably felt a bit bewildered at some point. Firstly, it’s the primary way for bloggers to reach readers who have never heard of us, let alone visited our sites. Traffic Technique 1: Search Engine Optimization. know I have.

Is Blogger Copyright Dead?

ProBlogger

Image by stock.xchng user Spiders As an old-skool content creator, I’ve been astonished at the things I’ve heard and read in recent months on this topic, particularly among the blogging community. Then I’ll outline what bloggers should do if they find their rights have been infringed. And we all know the search engines work actively to penalize such sites anyway.

PB136: The Best Investment of Time You’ll Ever Make as a Blogger

ProBlogger

Why Evergreen Content is the Best Investment of Time for a Blogger. Further Resources on Evergreen Content the Best Investment of Time You’ll Ever Make as a Blogger. What New (and Old) Bloggers Need to Know about SEO. Evergreen content is also the type of content that you’ll find other bloggers will want to link to as well. What is the best age to go to Disneyland?

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Community Management/Engagement. Today, I turn 30. Enjoy! Social Media: Measurement and ROI.

A Brief Introduction to The New Community Rules: Marketing on the.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > A Brief Introduction to The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web A Brief Introduction to The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web by Tamar Weinberg on July 15, 2009 Share After years of trial and error and months of writing, The New Community Rules ( O’Reilly link | Amazon link ) has been released, and I wanted to dive into some of the concepts I discuss in the book, many of which I hope to explore in depth in future blog posts.

Bloggers, Think for Yourselves: Reject the SEO Rumor-Mongers!

ProBlogger

In order to appease bloggers, panic-stricken lemmings of the SEO world have recently been purporting the value of “link earning” rather than link building. Rather than trying to set bloggers’ minds at ease by changing the name of an industry, SEO professionals should be concerned with generating quality content that bloggers actually want. with bitterness and vitriol. Spammer!

A 10 Step Guide to Becoming a Better Blogger – Starting Today

ProBlogger

Instead of trying things out at first, guessing, hitting a wall and then becoming discouraged, this post is a ten step guide to becoming a better blogger than you are right now. Besides your content, search engine optimisation will help increase your traffic. He is the author of the ebook, Discipline: The Art of Achieving Greatness and also an editor/ blogger at asmithblog.com.

The New Model: How Google+ “Gets” Content

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Prior to the latest Google updates, links were closely related to high rankings and more pronounced visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs). recent study in the UK has shown that most PRs are working closer with bloggers, and AuthorPageRank is bound to give these former underdogs of the Internet even more weight. Marketing Search Engine OptimizationThe Old Model.

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The Pan Am Games Won’t Let You Link to Them

Spin Sucks

The website has yet to add a robots.txt file or other technical method to stop search engines from indexing and linking to the site, so they are effectively forcing Google et al to unwittingly and automatically break its own rules. Executives who won’t work with bloggers because they’re afraid of not being able to control the agenda. By Gini Dietrich. Mr. D.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

User Friendly SEO : These are the tactics that search engine optimizers should use to optimize for search engines and user experience. Your strategies must employ content creation, community management, local/maps optimization, among others. Here are 99 ways, from giveaways to community building to media connections to offering discounts and so much more. And I did.

How to Reach Out to Bloggers

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Home About Speaking Newsletters Contact Best Of Work With Me How to Reach Out to Bloggers January 7, 2010 View Comments New here? Are you hoping to connect with bloggers and get the word out about your product or service? Do Your Homework All bloggers aren’t the same. Bloggers can be fickle and often work to the beat of their own drum. I get dozens of pitches a day.

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Lisa Peyton highlights three examples of successful Google+ brand pages such as the NASA page , where “The active space and science community on Google+ may support speculation that platform users are mostly tech-savvy early adopters. How to Effectively Create a Google+ Following of 10,000 Engaged Fans by Search Engine Watch. So what makes Google+ special? You can! Think Again!

7 Surefire Ways StumbleUpon Can Make You A Better Blogger

SocMed Sean

For a while now, I have been hearing stories about how other bloggers are getting great traffic results from StumbleUpon. StumbleUpon, in my humble opinion, is one of the best learning tools for new and experienced bloggers and if you’re not taking advantage of it, you’re missing out. Then stumble them and share your article with the StumbleUpon community. Cheers!

How I Tweaked my WordPress Blog to Rank Better in the Search Engines

ProBlogger

As bloggers and website owners, improving our websites is an absolute must, and search engine optimization is important if we want to get more traffic through search engines. It is almost as if SEO gives us esoteric super-powers that are only fully understood by a small community of internet marketers. But I also knew that I couldn’t have the old pages and the new posts existing together because that would create duplicate content issues for my site with the search engines. also preferred to have more pages indexed by the search engines anyway.

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Link-building Tips and Tools for Bloggers in a Post-Panda and Penguin World

ProBlogger

So you might be asking what more can be written about link building for bloggers? Bloggers have an advantage that static and retail websites don’t. Link-building strategies for bloggers. Remember that link building should not just be solely for increasing search engine rankings or building up PageRank. If you participate on any social media network, social bookmarking site, community, or forum, you will want to make sure that you have a link to your blog on that website in your profile. Join communities like My Blog Guest. The answer is, a lot.

3 Secrets to Not Getting Discouraged as a Blogger

ProBlogger

The other night, I was catching up with a writer friend who is taking his first steps towards becoming a professional blogger. No wonder so many authors turn into drunks and most bloggers don’t receive their due appreciation. If you spend all your time on maintaining your community, you’ll never able to grow it. Remember: if you’re writing posts that are optimized for search engines, then you’re not writing for today. Secrets to Not Getting Discouraged as a Blogger. This is a guest post by Jeff Goins of Goinswriter.com. Relax.

The Digital Marketing First Timer’s Guide to Generating Leads

Kikolani

Some websites have guidelines for guest bloggers, so ensure that you understand all requirements before submitting a post. site like Buzzfeed allows Community Members to generate their own posts by having an account. business that does custom party decorations can offer a mommy blogger free decorations for her four-year-old son’s upcoming birthday party. Guest Blogging. eBooks.

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Why Can’t We Define Public Relations?

SocialFish

Some of us even integrate what might be considered more traditional marketing: Email, database development, search engine optimization, trade shows, search engine marketing, inbound marketing, cultivate and convert leads, gamification, and mobile technology. Association Case Studies Debunking the hype Open Community[LONG POST ALERT!]. But it’s doing us a huge disservice.

I’m not Technical Enough to Blog [Misconceptions New Bloggers Have #4]

ProBlogger

A couple of years ago I wrote a series of posts here on ProBlogger that looked at ‘Misconceptions New Bloggers have’ We covered: Blogging Takes Super Human Effort vs Blogging is Easy. Today I’d like to add another misconception – that you have to be technical to be a successful blogger ! wonder how many potentially great bloggers have been put off starting a blog because they perceived blogging to be a technical task? Being able to engage with readers and build community on your blog. You MUST post Every Day! My Story. Miscellaneous Blog Tip

Book Review: Optimize

Webbiquity SMM

That’s clearly good for searchers, as search engine results have become more relevant and useful. “Audits are a key part of search engine optimization, allowing marketers to access the current state of the website in ways that identify any conflicts or inefficiencies for search engines.” ” •  Develop content for your prospects, not for search engines.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Or that a third (or more, depending on which study you believe) of all clicks go to the top result on a search engine query? Social Media Stats, Facts and Research Does Facebook Need To Build A Search Engine? Citing these and other statistics, Laurie Sullivan ponders the meaning of the term “search engine.” Or that 73% of U.S. And 73% of U.S. Fridays at 4 p.m.

This Blog Sucks (And You're Probably Not Reading This)

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could also name some bloggers that I'd like to see stop. Absolutely not. I see too many agencies and bloggers struggle with their blogs. Because it's good for search engine optimization. Because it helps an agency build a community. blogger. online community. search engine optimization. I don't mind that I'm becoming a dinosaur. I'm not going to lie and say that I was shocked to read the DigiDay article, Agencies Ditch Blogs , that they published on Monday. "With the rise of social media, businesses are blogging less. Nothing new here.

The Value Of Blog Comments

Twist Image

The story goes back to the early days of Blogging (now, over a decade old) where the discourse tightens over the idea that anyone and everyone should be able to contribute to content, and that the true value of Blogging content - in the first place - is how the Blogger engages and responds in the comment section. The macro theory here is that Blogging is a part of Social Media which inherently means that the spirit of community needs to be present. They can favorite the Blogger's tweet about the post. blogger. online community. And it was good. dramatically.

Public Relations becomes Community Relations – Social Media

Laurel Papworth

If you have the relationship with the community, and they like and respect you,  it’s tough to turf you out and go with a competitor agency. Build and manage the community and you automatically take on a “public relations manager&# role. But tomorrow, the company that manages say, the largest community of women in the right demographic online, becomes a public relations company. External PR consultants will know which community managers to approach and how to approach them. Seeking Australian mum bloggers to write about what they love to write about. ?What