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11 Google Reader Alternatives to Consider


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.

Google Reader Causes Pivot (and Purge)

Geoff Livingston

Well, the RSS apocolypse is upon us thanks to Google’s planned sunsetting of Reader. Now that my Reader has been scheduled for termination , expect a pivot. Of course the sunsetting of Reader disrupts my and many other bloggers’ daily link sharing on Twitter and Google Plus, which causes change. Geoff Livingston on Google+. Onward.

The Death of Google Reader: Did Email Kill the RSS Star?

Stay N' Alive

admit I'm not as mad as before , as the dust has settled off since they killed sharing and replaced it with a very limited Google+ sharing feature (on top of the "send to" feature that was there before). At the same time we see other "social networks" of Google's (Youtube) hitting over a billion active users. Compared to that, Google Reader was minuscule. Like, a lot.

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


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. My Favorite Google Reader Alternatives.

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Micro Persuasion: Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader. have been using various RSS readers for nearly five years now - Ive tried them all. However, none matches the power of Google Reader. Some of these may work with RSS readers from Newsgator, Bloglines and others but they are written with Google in mind.). Reader Mail. Micro Persuasion.

6 Tools That Help Bloggers Manage and Monitor Their Online Reputation


As a blogger, your name stands for the quality and authenticity of your posts, apart from your personal and professional interest in having a “clean and positive” online reputation. Actively develop your reputation by creating “positive” content. Then add the RSS feed to your favorite RSS reader like Google Reader. Me On The Web. DooID.

The End Of Blogging?

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It's time for bloggers to take a deep breath, look in the mirror and admit that something (dramatic) is going on here. 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. Content is everywhere. . Suddenly, you didn't have to have a blog to be a blogger. the longer pieces of content.

End Of Blogs

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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. Watch for 'Subscribe in Google+.'" " So, am I supposed to forget about this blog and just post what I'm thinking about on Google+ or Facebook or tumblr or whatever? Confession time. I was a die-hard user and evangelist for Google Reader. haven't looked at Google Reader in months. blogger.

5,867 Words on Becoming a Conversion Machine: A Guide for Bloggers

Viper Chill

Blogs take a long time to build, since they’re very much relationship focused, and just relying on RSS – like most bloggers do – sets you on a horrible path when it comes to converting readers into buyers. Though I’m sure you take this as a given for ViperChill content by now, the article below is very long and contains a lot of different recommendations.

10 Steps to Creating Reader-Oriented Blog Content


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. Instead of interrogating the reader, ask for their opinion. Be creative.

How to Get More Content for Your Blog


One of the biggest challenges that bloggers face – whether they are blogging for themselves or their business – is creating enough content. Creating quality content takes a major investment of time and resources. If you’re struggling to create enough content, then here are some great ways to get additional content for your blog. Supplement with Content Curation.

How to Guarantee Your Editorial Calendar Works

Convince & Convert

Last fall I wrote a review on InboundWriter ; a web-based application (and sponsor of the Content Pros podcast) that forecasts how content will perform before it’s written. The truth is that most blog posts – and most content of any type, really – fails. Content Marketers continue to struggle with production and execution of high quality content.

Online Content Curation: The Key To Building Visibility, Authority And Value

When I first wrote about this , six years ago, I called this type of work newsmastering and newsradars , but now that the real-time element has come into play, as much as social media, video, Twitter and other new content sources, the original idea of what a newsmaster / content curator is and what tools and features are really needed has certainly started to change. But not only.

Why as a Developer, I Switched to and Why I'm Staying With It

Stay N' Alive

Since writing for a few years ago I've been curious about Blogger. talked to Rick Klau , Blogger's Product Manager at the time, at a BlogWorld expo a few years back and he insisted I try it. admit I didn't like the interface of Blogger at first. At the same time, he Tweeted back in December that over a 2 month time frame, Blogger had experienced a 100% uptime.

2897 Words on How to Create Viral Content (The Key Element Behind.

Viper Chill

As the final paragraph is the least important, their editing does not affect the article too much. I’ve already shared how I personally became a much better writer (though I don’t rate myself that highly) and now I want to get into the specifics of how to create compelling content. find inspiration from magazine covers, books, and other bloggers along with my own imagination.

Content Curation: Learning from others and sharing their knowledge

Go to Home Page: Access Key 1 Skip to Main Menu: Access Key 2 Skip to Section Menu: Access Key 3 Skip to Main Content: Access Key S Skip to Search: Access Key 4 Skip to Footer: Access Key 5 Cool Its not just an attitude , its my name. Some of you have actually been curating content for years, others are just hearing about it, so it seems a good topic for discussion. Thanks again!

As one widget goes, another appears

The Way of the Web

Following the decision by Google to shutter Google Friend Connect , that widget will have disappeared, along with the 82 lovely people who chose to support the site via that method. And I’ve already included the Google+ icon in the sidebar to hopefully allow the site to benefit from direct search and anything else Google decides to roll out.

3 New Tools That Can Help You Create Better Content, Convert More Readers and Conquer Higher Search Rankings


Anybody can be a content marketer … but not everyone can be a good or even great content marketer who creates articles that convert and rank high in the search engines on a consistent basis. Eric showed us one of them— the Content Strategy Generator Tool —earlier today, but I wanted to show you three others that are definitely worth experimenting with. The Web Search filter.

You Have Reached The End Of This Blog

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


Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

When it comes to staying on top of social media, one of the big challenges we have is to find the social media tools that will help us achieve a happy medium between curating, listening, engaging and producing content. And, as a matter of fact, Krishna De asked me just that not so long ago: Here is what makes Buffer critical for me: it integrates with Google Reader. What to do?

The New Dilemma: Social Media Exposes Us to Too Much, Too Often

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The way that we explore and discover content on the Internet has drastically changed in the last decade. The first major step forward was with Google which organized the Internet so that anyone could run accurate searches on specific topics they found interesting. The next evolution in content discovery came with the social revolution. This is a guest post by Jason Butlion.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

When it comes to link building publishers have a significant advantage because editorial content, be it hard news or evergreen content, lends itself naturally to linking and sharing. In addition producing quality content on a daily basis creates a steady stream of new opportunities. Blogger and influencer outreach. Recommended Tactics. 1. Link reclamation. Partner links.

Analysis of Five Top Blogs and What You Can Learn from Them

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There is a trend among many new (and even old) bloggers. Yet many bloggers who have not even spent up to a year on their blogs keep complaining about not achieving any results. Further, if we also take a close look at some of the domains, you will notice they try to establish a type of authority for the blogger. It is how you treat yourself that your readers will treat you.

The Blogger and Marketer's Cheat Sheet to Getting High Profile.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

blogger might say that he wants to write for a specific publication, sending emails and instant messages asking, “Hey, I really like that you write for this publication. Instead of emailing a blogger to include your company’s service in a specific blog post that has already been in the public arena for three years, comment on the post. The same with bloggers.

20 Rocking Tools for Successful Blogging

Writtent Blog

Who likes to be distracted while working on their next best piece of content? After Google Reader ceased to exist, this news aggregator quickly became its suitable replacement. Adding new sources and discovering new content has never been easier thanks to the minimalistic interface, which you can alter by playing around with the layout and categorization. WordPress.

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

What are the best strategies for promoting social content (and which bad ideas should be avoided)?  15 Strategies To Get More Shares For Your Content by Marketing Land. SlideShare Is The Biggest Opportunity In B2B Content Marketing by B2B Marketing Insider. ” stage to the “how do I do it?” ” phase. 90% of Inc. by Social-Hire. Email can work.

3 Marketing Tools I Miss (and Their Alternatives)


wrote about PostRank regularly as a way to discover the most engaging content on blogs for inspiration, guest post pitches, and competitor research. Feedly only measures shares through their reader, Facebook, and Google +1′s. 2. Google Reader. Google Reader only has a few more days before it is retired. Google Reader Alternatives.

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. What people haven’t been writing about though is how this affects us as bloggers and what we can do about it (if anything). ProBlogger: 94,647.

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Top 6 Ideas for Incredible Viral Content for Social Media.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Internet , Marketing , Social Media > Top 6 Ideas for Incredible Viral Content Top 6 Ideas for Incredible Viral Content by Tamar Weinberg on October 29, 2007 Share As many of us alluded to earlier this month at SMX Social Media , viral content is king. People like lists. Teach us.

Content Aggregators are Killing Content Creators

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Opinion , Social Media > Content Aggregators are Killing Content Creators Content Aggregators are Killing Content Creators by Tamar Weinberg on September 23, 2009 Share This is a guest post from Josh Schnell, founder of and web developer. The major “Web 2.0″

Analysis of The Top 10 Twitter Users and What We Can Learn From Them

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Social Media > Analysis of The Top 10 Twitter Users and What We Can Learn From Them Analysis of The Top 10 Twitter Users and What We Can Learn From Them by Tamar Weinberg on September 8, 2010 Share The following is a guest post from one of my favorite young bloggers Onibalusi Bamidele (he’s 16!)

RSS is Not Dead. The Concept of "Subscribing" Is.

Stay N' Alive

The bottom dips in the line represent what the actual number of subscribers for this blog are (the lower ones towards the end are when this blog was down as I switched from Wordpress to Blogger - another post on that later). Because of that, I don't think it's a matter of you don't like my content (although I won't blame you if you think that's the case). Show me your numbers.

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5 Steps to Submitting a Guest Post & Getting It Published


After some emails back and forth with a potential guest blogger on my site, he suggested I write a little guide on how to submit a guest post in a way that will increase the likelihood of getting it published. One of the easiest ways to do that is using Google Reader in the Chrome browser with the PostRank Chrome extension. thought, not a bad idea. Get to know the blog owner.

17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Moving the third paragraph to the top of the post almost always makes for a better lead to get readers working their way down the page. Currently I’m doing this on Google+. I see a bright future for the Google. It really frees me up to manage social content and engagement away from a desktop and is very functional and enjoyable to use. Jason Falls. Pretty nifty.

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23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

” The collection here provides guidance on getting the most out of Google+, Facebook and Twitter, as well as network-specific spam definitions and keyboard shortcuts. Google+, for example, allows you to link to as many of your other social profiles as you choose”) as well as specific suggestions for getting the most out of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Data Mining: The Ultimate Guide to Niche Analysis

Viper Chill

In that particular post I looked at the green industry from the perspective of a blogger and shared some of my findings. Basically it lets you see which websites use the same hosting company, have the same IP addresses and use the same Google Analytics and Google Adsense tracking codes. Google Reader Subscriber Counts. Google Trends. Board Reader.

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


When collecting tweets as testimonials, watch for tweets from readers, customers, well-known people in your industry, mentors, and role models. Look for tweets where these people are saying something good about you, your skills, your expertise, your content, your products, or your services. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. What You Are Looking For.

How Bloggers and Webmasters Violate Your Privacy With Google Analytics

Ari Herzog

Thousands (millions?) of bloggers and other webmasters around the world use a free tool called Google Analytics to track website visitors and click-through metrics. I use it, and many bloggers I know also do. You will also use reasonable endeavours to bring to the attention of website users a statement which in all material respects is as follows : “This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google”). Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Keep reading.

Why, How and When to Quit FeedBurner


For many years, FeedBurner (acquired by Google in 2006) has been the principal provider of RSS and basic email subscription services to bloggers. Well, unfortunately, from Google’s perspective, it seems not that much. Worse, from Google’s perspective, it seems that the ads running in feeds just weren’t that productive and so the economics don’t seem to be working out.

How to Increase Twitter Engagement with Nestivity


Benefits for Bloggers. While the tool was developed with brands and businesses in mind, there are lots of benefits for bloggers as well. 1. This should lead to more retweets of your content. 4. Here are some ways to use these prompts to engage with brands, businesses, and bloggers. On communities by bloggers, you could post ideas about what they should write about.