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Getty Images vs Creative Commons and Privacy: What Bloggers Need to Know


Getty Images recently announced a  new image embed feature  that allows bloggers (and others) to access and use their vast library of images for non-commercial purposes. Compare these facts above to going with Creative Commons content instead: Creative Commons : Creative Commons-licensed images can be used for any purpose, by anyone, anywhere.

Google Penalizes Copyright Infringers: Are You At Risk?


An example is —a site where free-software enthusiasts criticize the use of proprietary software especially Microsoft Windows. For a blogger this does not matter much, unless they’re copying material from printed sources, because the web didn’t take off until the late ’90s. Use materials licensed under Creative Commons. As you might know, Creative Commons (cc) enables you to license your own writing, photos, videos, or anything you’ve created for reuse by others, and it’s free. Here are a few tips. Source ].

How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Greig Christie via Flickr, Creative Commons Since Google Instant’s launch just over a month ago, digital marketers have been scrambling to figure out how search engine marketing strategies might need to change. For example: Let’s say you are searching for volunteer opportunities in Silver Spring, Md. And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent. Yahoo!

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Real-Time News Curation - Types And Real-World Examples

Print this article Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 3: Types And Real-World Examples Whats more important? So this is by no means an attempt to rank or highlight the best out there, but only a dutiful report of what I have found during my investigation and I am very eager to discover more great examples to expand this collection. Types of Curation 1. magazine in 2006.

How to Reach Out to Bloggers

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.

So What Will You Have For Lunch?

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Ranjit Bhatnagar via Flickr , Creative Commons And thanks to , I can share it with you. PR, social media, and news articles I’ve found interesting, for example. I’ve used it to find sources and new handbags. And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent. October 23rd, 2010 Tweet I can still remember my first tweet. Or pathetic.

The Value Of A Fire Drill

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Stephen Korecky via Flickr , Creative Commons I was finger painting in kindergarten and having a good ole time. The smart brands kept their chips in: they stayed in the game with different messages, new incentives and, ultimately made themselves part of the conversation. I can go into other examples, but… you get the point. Give accurate & correct information.

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6 Laws Every Blogger Needs to Obey so they Don’t Get Sued


If you’re a blogger, do you know how to stay on the right side of the law? law is that bloggers must be open with the fact that they are being paid to use, promote, or review a product. This all started back in 2006, when the Federal Trade Commission, recognizing that bloggers were displacing traditional ways of advertising that could open up dishonest business practices and conflicts of interest, issued a letter that recommended all bloggers need to be open and honest with their endorsements and reviews. Some bloggers like Leo Babauta do not. Let me explain….

15 Blogger Resources Not Previously Featured on ProBlogger


This is a guest post by the creators of the new site Bloggers’ Domain: 369 (and counting) blog tips, tools and resources. One of the most exciting things about being a blogger is finding new ways to improve your blogging experience. And getting to know your readers and fellow bloggers IRL (in real life) is a highly rewarding experience. tool designed for blogger outreach.

Blogger outreach: 5 best practices when writing pitch emails

Communications Conversations Conversations about digital PR strategy Home About Arik Work With Me Around The Web Speaking Contact Subscribe From The Blog Blogger outreach: 5 best practices when writing pitch emails Posted by arikhanson on 15. Earlier this week, a student sent me a note and posed the following question: What do you consider an effective blogger outreach effort?

Kpop Lessons: Handling Defamation Through Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: twchoi11 via Flickr , Creative Commons Though I wouldn’t consider myself as devoted as some fan clubs. The rumors about Tablo’s supposed forgery were spread by two online communities: “We Urge Tablo to Tell the Truth,&# or TaJinYo , and “A World Where Common Sense is the Truth,&# or SangJinSe. And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent.

Rules of Engagement


For example, rarely will an attorney even mention Creative Commons when discussing copyright issues. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that provides alternative copyright licenses to encourage and foster the sharing of information. Many websites and bloggers use Creative Commons to encourage the distribution of their material.

Common Creativity: Understanding the Rules and Rights Around “Free” Images on the Web


Image by Jayel Aheram, licensed under Creative Commons Sites offering free copyright images are gaining in popularity throughout the blogging and web design communities alike, but they are by no means created equal. For example, “royalty free” simply means that once you pay for the photo, you are “free” to use it however you like. Enter: the world of Creative Commons licenses.

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Content Marketing is More Than Just Blogging


While that’s the first thing that people think of — at least me, as a professional blogger — content is anything that can be read, watched, seen, or heard. Find photos from Flickr or Picasa — be sure to use Creative Commons photos — or buy royalty-free stock photography, and put them in your blog posts for added impact. Content marketing is about more than just blogging.

How One “Wishie”, A $25 Loan, and a Whole Lot of Community Gives Hope to Formerly Trafficked Women in India


perfect example of unity is a fundraiser spearheaded by 12 friends. At the end of 2013, we organized a meet-up for like-minded folks in conjunction with the Indiblogger community, in both Bangalore and Mumbai.These were attended by over 150 bloggers who were motivated enough to spread Milaap’s message of empowerment to their communities. suspect you’d make that wish. Let me explain.

Three Most Important Content Marketing Lessons of 2012


Now that Google has rolled out AuthorRank, and is starting to place a “trust score” (my term, not an official one) on bloggers and writers, you’re going to start having your content boosted or dinged based on your AuthorRank. For example, the big co-citation link here is my use of “content marketing” in the headline, plus my name. Boom , co-cited.

15 Places to Find Free Images for Your Blog

Writtent Blog

Creative Commons Search. The official Creative Commons website lets users search websites for free-to-use images from a variety of sources, including Google Images, Flickr and the Wikimedia Commons. Aside from just image search, you can use it to access Creative Commons music, media and video files. 3.  Wikimedia Commons. Creativity 103.

Crisis Management: Six Keys to a Great Apology

Spin Sucks

Let’s look at a few examples. Chapman, well-known blogger and author. Thanks to     _Noura  for the image, Creative Commons. Today’s guest post is written by Anne Weiskopf. Apologizing is hard to do. As Elton John so memorably summed up; “Sorry seems to be the hardest word.” Know when you owe someone an apology and give it. Among them was C.C

Picture This

Social Media Marketing

Now, not every blogger uses images, charts, graphs, or other visuals as part of their storytelling approach ( Seth Godin , most notably, is almost always a text-only blogger). In fact, there have even been examples of companies that have gotten into trouble , as they didn't seek permission to use Flickr-hosted images before they used them in official advertising. Or shouldn't.

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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. The next great strategy is knowing when to pounce. I’ve had some guest bloggers utilize their posts on other sites to get more opportunities. thought, not a bad idea.

Learning 2.0 - The Things

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Depending upon the Blogger template that you selected, the "permanent link" for each individual post can be found either through the postâ??s Example: Here is where you would find the perma link for this sample blog post : Click on this link to see actual post. This work is licensed under Creative Commons- see details. Welcome to the original Learning 2.0 Program. This site was created to support PLCMCs Learning 2.0 Program; a discovery learning program designed to encourage staff to explore new technologies and reward them for doing 23 Things. 23 Things. journey.

Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Customize Your Blog’s Error Page in 5 Easy Steps November 4th, 2010 Tweet This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series Here’s how to customize your 404 error page in 5 easy steps which is a wise thing to do for bloggers, grasshoppers or not.

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Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

The Creative Commons license is Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 After interviewing nearly 40 experts and working with Charlene Li and a bit of help from myself, she’s found six distinct use cases (see compass below) on how companies are measuring using these new toolsets. Why are social analytics so important? You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site.

30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources

Webbiquity SMM

Better yet, invite those experts to share their knowledge on your blog as guest bloggers. ” Guest post: 7 powerful headline techniques to skyrocket your blog traffic by Creative Ramblings. Geoff Livingston lays out four steps to becoming an “A-list” blogger in your niche subject area. ways to promote your blog by commenting on others by Creative Ramblings.

How To Start a Blog in 7 Days


questions that as a blogger, you need to be able to answer: Why do you blog? Simply, the toughest question I ever had to tackle as a blogger, but it’s incredible how we often we fail to ask ourself this before we start blogging. What is the biggest mistake you ever made as a blogger? Furthermore, it’s common that guest posts are rejected. Sorry, Darren Rowse.

6 Reasons to Link Away from your Blog


For example, this awesome resource from is genuinely one of the best articles and tools I’ve ever read for link building strategies in 2013.  It offers hundreds of tips for building white hat links such as PR, competitions, tools, interviews and tests. By linking out to the best resources, you can improve your relationships with other bloggers and websites.

Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

Hill and Knowlton’s Public Relations Pledge for Bloggers  [link]  . For example, if I trashtalk Widget company, a community member might point out I am a competitor and then send me to my own companies public guidelines. Are the guidelines, now public, under creative commons so other companies can use them and help provide a fully informed educated ecosystem community?

How to Promote Your Content Across Owned, Earned, and Paid Media

Convince & Convert

Remember to follow the protocol of the sub-Reddit you’re advertising on– for example, use the AMA or TIL conventions on the relevant subreddits. Bloggers and Other Influencers Writing About Your Content. These aren’t traditional media but rather individual bloggers writing about your content. These sites can send LOTS and LOTS of traffic, especially the two examples above.

5 things I’ve learned from failed blog posts

Akamai Marketing

The conversation took place elsewhere: Sometimes, instead of commenting on a blog post, people will choose to engage on another outpost, Facebook or Twitter for example. So, bloggers…do you agree with my lessons learned? Creative Commons photo by Amaury Henderick. So every once in a while…I think I have a fabulous idea for a blog post. mean, it was crickets.

Four New Ways to Monetize a Blog


Image by Jeff Kubina, licensed under Creative Commons. 1. Today The New York Times is successful in its paywall strategy, and it’s paved the way for bloggers to start looking at this as a viable option. Andrew Andrew Sullivan, for example, launched a paywall and raised $100K in a few days. The ad industry is dead. Target will only buy remnant inventory.

Photographs, Digital Rights & Social Media Events

Geoff Livingston

In today’s digital media environment, images, content and ideas are shared with creative commons credit, links — and some times with no attribution. Really, if you don’t want your images used and shared freely, why would you put them on Facebook of all places and tag bloggers (Flickr and its Creative Commons licenses offers a much better place for protection)?

Double Your Blog Profits in 2013?!


Recently, I asked a blogger what his goals were for 2013. Image courtesy 401(K)2013, licensed under Creative Commons When I asked how he was going to do that he stared at me blankly and said, “That’s where I may need a little help. For example, a 30% increase in each of the above areas takes him well past a 100% income increase overall. Increase traffic.

Blog Marketing Tactics - 10 Tested, Proven Ideas

On this blog, for example, there are 20 distinct share/subscribe buttons on each post.  All you need to do is create an excel doc and add the email addresses of popular bloggers/journalists in your industry and brief description of what they cover (bonus points if you know these people well enough to do this without descriptions).  Here’s a quick example. Exactly. 6. 

6 Experts’ Proven Tips for Creating a Successful Blog

Writtent Blog

Or material they care about, but their target audience won’t (for example, a demographic mismatch where young bloggers make pop culture references that their target audience won’t understand or care about). Creative Commons is a good place to find free ones, but be careful to observe the copyright rules, and give the artists the credit they are due. Go all in or go home.

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary


An example of this is the Twitter API. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Blogger : Blogger is a free blogging platform owned by Google that allows individuals and companies to host and publish a blog. TypePad : TypePad is a free and paid blogging platform similar to Blogger. An example of a successful video blog is Wine Library TV.

Your Ultimate Guide to Creating Amazing Content that Draws Readers Into Your Blog


Although many bloggers write their title after writing their post, it’s a good idea to come up with a “nearly-there” title before starting on your post. One key aspect of writing that many bloggers struggle with (or don’t understand the importance of) is structure. Three Fool-Proof Post Formulas (Plus Examples). but also look out for common spelling mistakes. haven’t.

Micro Persuasion: Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Annotate your data by connecting Reader to Gmail or Blogger. For example, I subscribe to high volume streams like Twitter timelines, AP news syndicates, various digg feeds and more. For example, lets say your job is to compile a report to your boss at the end of the week. Anotate your data by connecting Reader to Gmail or Blogger. Micro Persuasion. However, theres more.