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#ContentChat Twitter Chat Recap

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The post #ContentChat Twitter Chat Recap appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories Please Embrace Owned Media and Help Alleviate a Pet Peeve Podcasting: The New Frontier for Women Bloggers The Wheel and Spoke Model of Content Marketing. This week, Gini Dietrich participated in the weekly #ContentChat, hosted by Erika Heald.

15 Amazing Women Bloggers You Should Get to Know

Janet Fouts

As I wrap up the year I want to take a moment to share with you 15 amazing women bloggers I’ve gotten to know, respect and learn from on a daily basis. Some of them I know in person, but many I know through their blogs and Twitter personas. Social Media in Action blogging women bloggersYou should probably get to know some of them too. Amber Naslund. Naomi Dunford. Really.

9 Awesome Tools for Content Authors and Bloggers


The app highlights common errors and catches wordy sentences, adverbs, passive voice, and dull, complicated language: 9 Awesome Tools for Content Authors and Bloggers is a post by Pam Dyer on Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer. Content marketing isn’t easy. It requires discipline, focus, and a lot of hard work. Content Idea Tools. Soovle.

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How to Own Your Blogger Outreach Process

Convince & Convert

At GroupHigh, I have worked with both brands and agencies on blogger outreach strategy. No matter the goal or the end result, a blogger outreach strategy that works has key components and crucial ingredients. Because I live in the world of blogger outreach, I’m always asking what other marketers are doing in order to see outside my world and stay an expert. Why Bloggers?

Top tips for bloggers and brands

Sherrilynne Starkie

Bloggers too, are being taken seriously as true influencers by marketers and are being courted by brands and the PR agencies that represent them. Here are some tips for new bloggers to help get the best out of brand relationships: Seattle-area Blogger Meetup Group Photo (2) (Photo credit: Chris Pirillo). Should the blogger tweet throughout the event? Related articles.

Why Twitter Killed the Twitter Share Button

Convince & Convert

Legions of bloggers and website publishers will log on November 21 and discover that the familiar digits displaying the number of  Twitter shares on their content have disappeared. Why would Twitter do this? Twitter is struggling to find a workable business model. How does that scenario help Twitter? If you guessed “Twitter ad options” you win!

Guest Bloggers Wanted

Ari Herzog

Sandbox Rules of Twitter by Brandon Yanofsky. 10 Twitter Tips to Make Friends by Thomas O’Rourke. Please continue reading Guest Bloggers Wanted and leave a comment if inspired. You used to read guest blog posts every Friday. Veteran and amateur writers sent me proposals and I worked with them to publish articles that inspired you to read, comment, like, and share.

Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

SocMed Sean

Blogger’s block sucks more. Blogger’s block, on the other hand, is a bit more challenging. And for me, blogger’s block occurs when I not only can’t write on my own blog, but often stops me from being able to do all the other activities that come with blogging. Frustrated courtesy of M artinaK15 on Flickr via Creative Commons Writer’s block sucks.

How To Get Results From Your Blogger Outreach Campaign


Bloggers are a unique breed. This is precisely why conducting a blogger outreach campaign can be the most difficult type of social media campaign. Part of the strategy included reaching out to bloggers in the nonprofit space in hopes that they’d write a blog post about the grant. They would also receive a few mentions on the CTK website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.

How to generate Twitter leads using automation


Enter Twitter. Journalists, anchors, customer prospects, and bloggers use the platform to find and vet sources on the fly. That said, Twitter is a huge place, so how are you supposed to find all these opportunities flying around you? That answer is twofold; Twitter search operators and IFTTT ( Zapier will work too) are the key. First, Twitter Queries. urgharo”.

Bloggers: Let Your Content and Your Readers Breathe

Myrland Marketing

Updates on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook & Tumblr. Blogging Content Marketing Uncategorized Bloggers Content Content marketing Facebook Google+ How To Write A Blog Post LinkedIn Marketing Publisher Tumblr Twitter Visual Content EVERYONE IS BECOMING A PUBLISHER. We don’t have much time to grab our readers’ attention these days. Comments on blog posts.

How To Use Twitter For PR

Waxing UnLyrical

When I first started writing this post, I was going to call it “How I Use Twitter.” ” Then I thought again, because a) I’m not as frenetically active on Twitter these days as I used to be, and b) who the heck cares how I use Twitter? Where Twitter for PR usually begins… and ends. Pitching journalists on Twitter. ” 3.

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

In just a few short years, Twitter has transformed from an odd little sort of public IM service where people posted what they just ate for lunch or what their cat was doing at the moment into one of the big four social networks and a significant channel for news, PR & marketing, politics and more. Twitter’s 200 million users collectively tap out a billion tweets per week.

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What Twitter’s Rate Limit Changes Mean to You

Janet Fouts

Twitter recently announced new rate limits on how many “hits” to the API it will allow. Twitter is changing the number of times the application can do that from 350 per hour to 60. In this diagram taken from the  Twitter developer blog  they break Twitter’s ecosystem up into 4 quadrants. Twitter prefers you use their website to access it.

The Best Free (or Cheap) Tools for Blogger and Influencer Outreach

Adam Sherk

Blogger and influencer outreach is an area with strong crossover between PR, audience development and link building. Finding Bloggers and Influencers. Followerwonk from SEOmoz is a great tool for researching Twitter users. The Twitter bio search allows you to easily find and evaluate users in specific areas. Related posts: The Best Free Tools for Twitter Analytics.

HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers


HootSuite offers many great features that can aid bloggers in managing their Twitter accounts for blogging uses including promotion, monitoring, keyword tracking, reputation management and more. The following are reasons I chose to use HootSuite as my primary Twitter management tool, and the ways I use it to help in my blogging. Twitter Lists. Accessibility. Drawbacks.

Twitter Basics: How To Get Started On Twitter For Business


What Makes Twitter Different. On Twitter, you’ll find friends and family as well as celebrities, companies and strangers who may share your interests. Same goes for anybody you want to connect with: potential clients, vendors, journalists, influencers, bloggers….the Like any social network, what you get out of Twitter is based on what you put in and how active you are.

Bloggers: Would You Rather Be First Or Right?

SocMed Sean

To all my blogger friends, I would love to hear opinions on whether it is more responsible for us to be right vs. first when reporting information. Blogs Facebook Social Media Twitter best practices blog facebook social media social networking tips Web Content ManagementIs speculation okay? Is it useful? So, can we just apply the same tenets of journalism to blogging? Cheers!

Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore

Laurel Papworth

Shares Extract: George Brandis today said that “Bloggers are not Journalists” meaning they don’t need the same protection. It’s probably worth investigating the number of bloggers killed in the “Line of Duty”… Today, George Brandis Attorney General for Australia stated that “ bloggers are not journalists ” in regard to the #metadata debate (Government accessing Big Data vs Privacy debate). AG George Brandis ‘I don’t regard bloggers as journalists.’ And we may need those bloggers in the future.

Nominate Now 2013 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Bloggers, Authors, PR, Journalists Award

Blue Focus Marketing

2013 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women and Men Bloggers, Authors, PR, Journalists Award. For 2013, the #Nifty50 will honor 50 men and 50 women writers, PR and content producers (see “Eligibility” section below) who actively engage on Twitter. To nominate them, just enter their name, company, Twitter handle and reason you’re nominating. 2012 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women.

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The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. These women are executives, thought leaders, bloggers, authors and role models for younger women with an interest in technology. We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 41 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women of technology on Twitter for 2012. Stacey Acevero. sacevero. AbbyBailey.

5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits


Twitter is perhaps one of the fastest-moving social platforms. With hundreds of thousands of tweets being shared every day, maintaining visibility and driving engagement become key challenges for most Twitter marketers. Take a look at UNICEF’s Twitter page and you’ll see that they’re rather disciplined with their posting – they share one tweet almost every two hours.

My 6 Best Tips for Beating Blogger Overwhelm


Here’s the problem: When you’re a blogger, and you hit Peak Overwhelm in your life, the first thing anyone suggests when you mention it to them is to ditch the blogging stuff. Recycling isn’t always an option for overwhelm-induced bloggers block. You might do what my friend Allison does, and let Twitter decide what to write about. burst into tears. Recycle.

Using Twitter to Disseminate News Without a News Release

Spin Sucks

That’s why I was so interested to read Peter Himler’s , “ Can Twitter Displace the News Release? The spate of #DREAMeconomy tweets — organized by the Center for American Progress to promote their study out this morning — were a notable example of what is fast becoming the new press release for a media and political class that lives on Twitter. million followers).

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Blogger Outreach Changes the PR Timeline Forever

Convince & Convert

PR behemoth Ketchum (the PR agency of record for ConAgra) caught it’s foot in a bear trap of its own manufacture recently, when it thunk up and perpetrated a bait and switch blogger outreach program. Simon Salt has an excellent post about this that rightly points out that the bloggers should have been more cognizant of the overall scenario, and asked who Ketchum was representing.

HMV’s Twitter nightmare

Sherrilynne Starkie

Then last week, as 190 people were in the midst of hearing that they were losing their jobs, the company’s Twitter account was hijacked by disgruntled employees who live tweeted events as they unfolded. One tweet read,  “Just overheard our Marketing Director (he’s staying, folks) ask, “How do I shut down the Twitter?” Related posts: Top tips for bloggers and brands.

Basic SEO for Bloggers


If it doesn’t apply to the content… remove it! I’m always impressed by bloggers who can relate their posts to seemingly irrelevant images, like Dan Schure’s post in SEOmoz. 5. The best bloggers I know are writing constantly. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This is a guest post by Derek Mabie. Search Engines for President.

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Dispelling Misconceptions About Bloggers


I’ve been reading a variety of blog posts and reactions to them recently about how bloggers should be doing this but should not be doing that that. I’ve come to realize that there are a few major myths about bloggers circulating out there that are just wrong. I’m ready to dispel these myths – right here, right now. Bloggers Do Other Things Besides Blogging.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

One source of inspiration was Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women by Diana Adams ( @adamsconsulting ) and Amy D. Diana writes for and, and as noted above, her post on Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women was one source of inspiration for this #Nifty50 list. She’s an entrepreneur, marketer, blogger, and alum of Wharton and Purdue. What is it? Jennifer Aaker.

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 Look for online communities of bloggers and contribute to their conversations to begin building contacts in your focus area. Twitter and LinkedIn are great ways to get introduced to gatekeepers. How do you connect with other bloggers and gatekeepers?

Kmart Halloween Campaign Combines Social Media, Mommy Bloggers, Live Video — and Breaks A World Record

The Realtime Report

Mommy bloggers were invited to view the event live, and it was streamed live on UStream. The  #Kmartworldrecord hashtag allowed people to follow and share on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Social Media Campaigns #kmartworldrecord costumes Draftfcb Halloween Kmart mommy bloggers Monternez "Monty" Rezell UstreamWhat do you think?

PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers

Spin Sucks

It has come to my attention that not every blogger knows about or uses PostRank. It gives you pageviews, how long a person spent on the page, “engagement&# events, Twitter, comments, Facebook likes, Delicious bookmarks, and linkbacks. PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 9, 2011. My mission today is to change that!

Roadmap to a Bloggers’ Roundtable

Spin Sucks

Bloggers’ roundtables have been around for a while. That’s too bad, because as a vehicle for companies to engage many customers at once, roundtables can be as effective, if not more, than their headline-grabbing cousins, Twitter and Facebook. Here, then: The what, why, and how of a bloggers’ roundtable. What is a bloggers’ roundtable ? What do you need to do ?

One Step Forward And Fifty Steps Back For Bloggers (And Society)

Twist Image

Instead of treating Bloggers as if they're not capable of reporting the news or having journalistic integrity, why not just elevate the journalists that we deem as "worthy" to a more professional status? Key to the plan would be legislation establishing the 'status of professional journalist' in order to distinguish those committed to 'serving the public interest' from 'amateur bloggers.' It is proposed that state-recognized professional journalists would enjoy unspecified 'advantages or privileges' not available to the great unwashed. blogger. twitter.

Why Char-Broil’s Blogger Outreach Program Gives Me the Warm and Fuzzies

Convince & Convert

A few months ago I was struck by the number of posts floating around that discuss digital marketing “fails,” and blogger outreach gone bad—so many posts that just focused on what not to do. While these posts are important, educational, and often very funny I had trouble finding positive examples of PR professionals going above and beyond when it came to blogger outreach. Enjoy!

#LoveCapeTown Campaign Shakes Up “Fam” Trip With Crowdsourced Tips for Travel Bloggers

The Realtime Report

And even before the 2010 event, Cape Town Tourism was no stranger to crowdsourcing and social media, having produced a city guide with content crowdsourced using Facebook and Twitter. This year, as part of its larger “iAmbassador” campaign, Cape Town Tourism invited four international travel bloggers for a stay in Cape Town. billion the city invested to welcome over 1.5 Locals?

Does Twitter Have a New Spam Policy?

Spin Sucks

While I can’t find anything about this on the Twitter blog , rumor around the blogosphere is that they  have a new spam policy to prevent you from tweeting a bunch of @ names and a link. They’re annoying, but it sounds like Twitter is taking action against them. According to the blogosphere, even though it doesn’t include a link, it soon will be banned from Twitter.

Pinterest Basics for Bloggers


Does your world only revolve around Facebook and Twitter? Bloggers can make use of these “clickthrough images” to attract more people to our blogs. Pinterest Basics for Bloggers. This guest post is by Yang of Now it’s time to move on: in case you haven’t heard, Pinterest is the new rising star of social media! The world seems to be going Pintereset crazy.

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers


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!

2015 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Specials for Marketers and Bloggers


Are you using influencer and blogger outreach for your marketing campaigns? The discount starts at 50% and increases to 65% when you share it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Are you looking to add to your business and online marketing toolkit or learn something new? More deals will be added and updated as they become available. Adobe Creative Cloud. AppSumo. Best of the Web.