Samsung Threatens Bloggers and Provides a Valuable Lesson
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
Then we had a healthy debate about it and she convinced me it’s something we should all know about and consider for any future blogger relations and/or brand ambassador programs. So here’s the story… Samsung Threatens Bloggers. But a brand ambassador is different than a blogger. For all intents and purposes, bloggers should be treated as journalists.
Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?
JUNE 29, 2009
Methodology Wikis High Tech United States Peter Kim Bayer Berocca Blogger Relief pack Blog/Blogging Healthcare United Kingdom John Galpin Bank of America Medal Me! For an additional 500, be sure to visit Master List 2. And the third 500 has started on Master List 3. To learn how to contribute/edit, visit the Administration page. Wikis Automotive United States David Bausola Ford Hurra Torpedo campaign Presentation sharing Automotive United States Philippe Deltenre Ford Where are the Joneses? Evans adenin TECHNOLOGIES Inc. Whittemore ePi Tech Inc.
The Truth About Writing Killer Content for Mobiles
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
We’re being told constantly that mobile content is like a snack, long texts are dead. You’ve just read TOP myths about mobile users. Yes, mobile users choose different content; yes, they use it in the different time and, what is more important, the different way. Writing Mobile-Friendly Content. Users spend more time on mobiles than desktops ( KPCB ).
9 Social Media Tools Every Blogger Needs To Know About
OCTOBER 29, 2012
As a blogger, you have to wear several different hats, from creating good quality blog post to trying to spread the word for your blog and connecting with others. From my own personal experience, here are the top 9 social media tools every blogger needs to know about. Often the most popular bloggers are also the most influential on social media sites. Addict-o-matic. Dropbox.
The Power of Location Based Ads in Mobile Technology
AUGUST 2, 2012
While mobile advertising can be effective, the medium has some inherent challenges that companies have to deal with. In order to get an ad in front of someone, that person has to be on a mobile website or on a specific app while they are in a geographic region. Even if they do, they may not be on a mobile website or the right app that can show them the ad. Potential Issues.
15 Wasteful Habits of Unproductive (and Unsuccessful) Part-Time Bloggers
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
But when you’re a part time blogger working around a full time job, taking care of the kids and/or your elderly parents, success can seem like it’s a mile away. While it’s not impossible to transform yourself from a part time blogger to a highly successful full time blogging machine (think Kristi Hines , creator of this blog and others), those blogging part time face unique challenges. The fact is, if you want to succeed as a part time blogger, you’d better bring your “A game” at all times. This one is true for all bloggers, but especially so for part timers.
15 Quick and Easy Productivity Super-Hacks for Busy Bloggers
OCTOBER 30, 2014
As a blogger, you have a knack to find just one more task that needs to be done. 15 Quick and Easy Productivity Super-Hacks for Busy Bloggers. 1. As a blogger, I receive a ton of email each day. For example, if I receive a “thank you” email, I acknowledge their reply with a simple two-sentence email. Examples of an evergreen post: Long list posts. Let’s face it.
Why Web Push is the Next Big Thing for Bloggers
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
Raise your hand if you’re a blogger who’d like to turn your one-time visitors into repeat visitors — and eventually, engaged community members. Because coming soon to a browser near you is a new technology called web push.And it’s quickly becoming every blogger’s go-to traffic driver. Read on to learn what exactly web push is, and why it’s the next big thing for bloggers.
Making Dough(nuts): A Real World Example of Using Social Media.
AUGUST 13, 2009
jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community , Social Media / Making Dough(nuts): A Real World Example of Using Social Media Effectively | Subcribe via RSS Making Dough(nuts): A Real World Example of Using Social Media Effectively August 13th, 2009 Posted in Community , Social Media Tweet Share There aren’t many folks who will argue that social networking isn’t a valuable tool for business. However there are very few who are actually taking full advantage of those opportunities. These aren’t your average, run of the mill, doughnuts.
How to Build and Monetize a Mobile-Optimized Blog
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
For bloggers, creating a mobile site can seem daunting. Without the time, money and a working knowledge of various coding languages, a mobile site can seem out of reach. Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, noted in her 2012 Internet Trends report that mobile traffic today accounts for 10% of total Internet traffic. Why have a mobile site?
8 Data KPIs Every Blogger Should be Using to Grow Their Blog
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
In this post, I cover eight different key performance indicators that every blogger should be tracking, and how each of these metrics can be used to grow a blog over time. 1. If your site-wide bounce rate falls within the standard 65%-80% then you should compare your mobile vs non-mobile traffic. Caption: Example of a funnel report in Kissmetrics. Bounce Rate. Exit rate.
40 Bloggers to Watch in 2011
JANUARY 12, 2011
Welcome to the 2011 list of bloggers to watch. A few caveats before we launch into the list: This is my own list of the people I’m watching. I was approached to do this list because of my work as a professional connector. It was where thousands of the world’s best bloggers met to network and learn. Jordan Cooper is a blogger that I highly respect. Discovered at BlogWorld.
Writing for Mobile Blog Readers
AUGUST 17, 2011
As far as you know, your blog is mobile friendly. You’ve optimized the design for mobile devices using plugins such as WPtouch. You’ve started serving Google mobile ads. Heck, you even have your own mobile app. Copyright Aaron Amat - Fotolia.com But are you turning away mobile readers with your content? give your mobile readers the details they’re searching for.
How Social Media Can Be Magic For Your Blog
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
This number is a form of social proof and might encourage more people to share it. I use the Social Warfare plugin on my blog which is a paid plugin that adds mobile responsive social sharing buttons that you can customize. 4. For example, if you want to position yourself as an expert in adoption, you should try to list your blog in Adoption.alltop. You are the magic. hope so. Reddit.
Top 20 iPhone Apps for Bloggers
JUNE 21, 2011
Just recently, the app was updated to version 8, bringing one essential feature suited for mobile bloggers: the ability to post photos that you’ve taken using your iPhone’s camera. Literature on being a successful blogger will always tell you to be organized with your thoughts and to keep notes for your ideas. PayPal is a must-have for bloggers and online entrepreneurs. mean, being a blogger, I’m sure you do a lot of web surfing using your iPhone. It supports Blogger, WordPress, TypaPad, and others. Top 20 iPhone Apps for Bloggers.
Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
JANUARY 5, 2011
Local/Mobile Search. Here are other examples about how to leverage the popular video sharing site to get a job. Pam’s post has some great examples of how to find those “social media experts who just don’t deserve to be hired. 20 LinkedIn Case Studies and Examples for Professionals (Kyle Lacy): How are YOU using LinkedIn? Today, I turn 30. Enjoy!
So You Are a Marketer
DECEMBER 18, 2013
And though many have built businesses around digital, they are struggling to adapt to the mobile revolution. You, see I wrote a blog post for Gravy analyzing top marketing and PR bloggers for their responsive design and social network presence. Many, many of the top voices in the business don’t offer a responsive, adaptive or a mobile specific website design.
Link-building Tips and Tools for Bloggers in a Post-Panda and Penguin World
AUGUST 15, 2012
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. Guest blogging is really the best way bloggers can build links to their website that will not only count for search rankings (99% of the time) but will also lead to increased traffic generation. If you know a blogger who writes a lot of guest posts, search for their name and Google+ on Google. See the first paragraph of this post as an example. For example….
Getting Mass Traffic from StumbleUpon: A Definitive Guide
JUNE 21, 2010
You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » Getting Mass Traffic from StumbleUpon: A Definitive Guide Getting Mass Traffic from StumbleUpon: A Definitive Guide Written by Glen, this post has 83 Comments Many bloggers end up having a love-hate relationship with StumbleUpon. have had a site up for a couple of years which is a blogger blog, and a purchased domain. pages. Crazy.
What I Learned From Liars and Journalists, and How it Made Me a Better Blogger
AUGUST 30, 2012
Trust Me, I’m Lying – Confessions of a Media Manipulator is the title of Ryan Holiday’s new book about the tactics cutting-edge bloggers use to drive hundreds of thousands of viewers to their blogs, seven days a week, 365 days a year. And how can you, the blogger, use old-school journalistic tactics and a bit of sensationalism to draw traffic to the valuable content of your blog?
Never Miss Important Social Media Updates
The Social Media Hat
MAY 16, 2016
For bloggers and businesses, it's even more important to stay on top of the most important social posts. We've covered before how to make sure that you aren't getting too much spam notifications from networks, and those same settings can be used to refine whether you get notifications on desktop or mobile, emails or otherwise. On mobile, tap the same buttons. even competitors.
Behind Every Great Blogger is an Even Greater Voice
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Much is said of the great content that is required to become a great blogger. Great bloggers don’t settle for great content. Great bloggers understand that how you deliver your message is just as important as the message itself. And unfortunately, many bloggers have this down to a fine art. Great bloggers lend identity to their work. Some bloggers have the knack of writing about anything and making it exhilarating on our eyeballs. Great bloggers form a pose! Some of the worst offenders are music bloggers. You have to be memorable.
16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats
MARCH 15, 2016
For example, what percentage of businesses maintain company blogs? ” For example*: Videoconferencing and unified communications provider Advanced AV writes about meaningful applications for video technology, such as keeping sick children engaged and reshaping healthcare delivery. It seems to depend who you ask: one source below says 62%, another says 80%, and still another, 86%.
Five Web Design Trends to Watch
JANUARY 20, 2014
This post originally appeared on Frogloop and is by the intensely awesome Allyson Kapin, Blogger-In-Chief for Frogloop and Founder of Rad Campaign. For example, to get users to focus on reading or skimming the content on a desktop website page, navigation menus will temporarily disappear. The Daily Beast is a good example of this. 2. Simpler and More Focused Mobile Sites.
Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User
AUGUST 1, 2010
FarmVille, for example, has Farm Coins. In fact I already have 80 for doing nothing and it’s only been implemented a short time… Now lets say that Foursquare (the mobile phone game) is bought by Facebook or integrates their karma point system with Facebook Credits. coins are obtained either by purchase, one coin for one RMB, or for using the mobile phone service.
Influence your PR campaign with Influencer Marketing
APRIL 13, 2016
What captured their attention decades ago via billboards will not even make them sit up and notice in this digital era , where everyone is glued to their mobile devices. Here are some examples of how influencer marketing was leveraged by some leading brands: 1. The influencer list included bloggers as well as well-known publications. Guest Post by Taral Patel. Let’s face it.
50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media
MARCH 4, 2016
At Socially Sorted, my content manager and I have an “ideas dump” document where we basically throw any and all ideas that we have… thoughts, ideas, screenshots, examples (we don’t copy of course, but instead use them for “inspiration”). Image Creation Shortcuts – Mobile. You can see examples on their Instagram account. Ready? Let’s
4 Key Criteria to Build Your Dream Blog
DECEMBER 25, 2011
the time you need to take reaching out to fellow bloggers and networking with people so they even know you exist. For example, for me, the key tasks that I need to do are: Keyword Research (Google Analytics, Twitter research). ” I am probably not unlike a lot of people with two computers on my desk, a tape machine with an interview I am listening to, two landlines, my mobile phone, a TV in the background, and a radio on low. For example, I: check email twice a day; once in the morning, once in the evening. checking email). Have a dream. Have clear goals.
10 Fresh Tips for Finding Time to Blog
JULY 30, 2012
Start photo blogging from your mobile device. Mobile content is becoming a lot more acceptable in today’s blogosphere, whether it’s an inspirational image or an event photo that’s related to your site, snap it, and post it in less than a minute. You can use the WordPress app , which allows you to post images, text and even HTML straight from your mobile device. For example, did you know you can embed a YouTube video in the body of your WordPress blog by simply pasting in the URL of the video? And that, my fellow bloggers, would be a waste of everyone’s time.
How to Create Your Social Media Strategy
DECEMBER 28, 2015
For example: Build brand awareness. Objective and Key Result Example. To gain a better understanding, take a look at your target market’s interests, demographics, buying behavior, mobile footprint, where they engage on social media and what influences them. For example, what are their top interests? But the good news? They have: Clarity of purpose. What do you see?
Social Media Hitchhiking: Audi Sends College Student Cross-Country Using Only Digital Networks
The Realtime Report
AUGUST 20, 2012
University of Pennsylvania grad student and blogger Lindsay Rule recently hitchhiked across the US using only social media and online networks, as part of a partnership between Architizer and Audi’s Urban Future Initiative. “Mobility in cities is getting more and more relevant to us,” says Dominik Stampfl of the Audi Urban Future Initiative.
BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business
FEBRUARY 3, 2013
24) If part of your mobile/social strategy is to build a Facebook application, just remember that Facebook apps can’t be accessed via the Facebook mobile app. This is important because a large percentage of Facebook users access it from their mobile device, rather than via the desktop application. Don’t mess around with blogger or WordPress.com. content plan.
10 Ways Multi-blog Authors Can Stay Creative and Generate Great Posts
JANUARY 25, 2012
Evernote is one of my favorite tools for mobile info dumping, and for grabbing info while browsing. So often bloggers and freelancers work in isolation—in the ubiquitous PJs, of course. For example, a car: think of wheels, motion, driving, journeys … do these spark any ideas for your subject? Jo Gifford is a designer, writer, blogger, and founder of Cherry Sorbet Creative. Writing Content blogger productivity inspiration writing blog postsThis guest post is by Jo Gifford of Cherry Sorbet Creative. Make the info come to you—start mass reading. Dump it!
Design Trends of 2015: How Your Blog Can Adapt
JANUARY 28, 2015
Since mobile internet began to overtake desktop internet usage in January 2014, there have been major innovations in website design in light of this trend. In general, websites have been opting for a simpler, mobile-friendly design. Emphasis on Mobile. While mobile used to be a consideration, for web-savvy designers, mobile is now the focus. Focus on Typography.
The Difference Between PR and Advertising
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Our industry, for a very long time, has used media relations as the example when describing what we do because it’s tangible. 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.
B2B Marketing Stats from HubSpot’s Marketing Data Box
MAY 16, 2011
While there is some excellent information here, the wide range of topics covered (B2B, B2C, consumer demographics, TV, online, mobile, print…) ensures that while almost every marketer will find some information of value in the report, each reader will also have to sift through a bunch of figures and charts they don’t give a flying rat’s tail about in order to find those nuggets.
5 Smart Marketing Strategies for Niche Businesses
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 6, 2016
These are examples of niche enterprises that cater to very specific audiences. Great examples include Instagram photos or Vine videos. Ride-sharing app Sidecar did this in 2014 when they partnered with famous bloggers to create a one-of-a-kind experience for their customers. Three famous bloggers were chosen to decorate three sidecars. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.
Nielsen Report: Blogs Still on the Rise | ClickZ
MARCH 13, 2012
Mobile. Mobile. App Economy Mobile Marketing. Mobile Email Search Social Media Video Display. Combined, the three major blogging platforms -- Blogger, Wordpress and Tumbler, in that order -- account for 80.5 NM Incite did not separate blog readers from writers; its numbers include all unique visitors to Blogger, Wordpress and Tumblr. Mudd does follow some bloggers, but he does it through Twitter or Facebook, scanning the headlines they post and only occasionally clicking through to the actual blog. Mobile. Mobile Marketing. Mobile.
How Design Impacts Blog Readership
MAY 14, 2015
That’s why you’re a blogger. But, if you’re like most bloggers, you’re much better with words than visuals. As a result, many bloggers’ sites are poorly designed or rely on simple templates. Here are some great examples of web pages with effective CTA designs. Make it Mobile-Friendly. This makes your content easier to read and navigate on mobile screens.
Social Media Insurance: Do These Things Now Before Your Account is Hacked
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Just think of the information that someone could get: pictures of your home, your mobile number, possibly even your mother’s maiden name. I am sure the implications don’t escape your notice. This should always be enabled as your first and best line of defense against mobile account hacking. All it takes is a mobile phone number. Everyone fears being hacked online.
The Best Research Tools for Finding Kick-Ass Content
MAY 18, 2016
From infographics to Slideshares, articles to memes; marketers and bloggers can never have too much help coming up with ideas for compelling, relevant content. But that can’t stop bloggers from learning what makes content effective, what renders it ineffective and the analytical tools used to tell the difference. Educate Your Content Creators (or Yourself). Answer the Public.
SEO Mega-Checklist: 75 steps to increased visibility for your site (infographic)
JUNE 20, 2016
Mainly because responsive sites are compatible with Desktops, mobiles & tabs. You can check if your website is mobile-friendly or not with the help of this Google’s tool. 9. Here’s an example of how you can shorten your URL. Post by Nirav Dave. Capsicum Mediaworks. L et’s be honest. But even that is way too much for businesses and marketers to get their arms around.
Supercharge Your Sales Funnel Velocity With Content
Convince & Convert
MAY 19, 2016
here is a blog post from the Roojoom team that attracted considerable attention: Managing the Content Pipeline with the Right Dose of Guest Bloggers. If people were unaware of, or uncaring about, the content pipeline, then surely a post about guest bloggers got their attention. It’s I don’t mean to get personal here, but do you have a leaky sales funnel? Guaranteed. Awareness.