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The Blogosphere is Thriving


People today speak of the blogosphere as a collective term of bloggers. The blogosphere, even though it is spread across the world, can be considered as social network in itself or a community where people are inspired by each other and share information and views. The blogosphere in many ways reflect public opinion and influential bloggers are part of forming the public debate.

The Blogosphere in 2010

Social Media Marketing

I just found the State of the Blogosphere in 2010 report over at BlogHerald. It's chock full of lots of data about blogs and the bloggers who blog them, taken from the BlogPulse survey that includes over 150,000,000 blogs. See if you can guess what #1 is.) Revenue earned by bloggers Geographic distribution of blogs within the U.S. Typically, this is a function that was handled by Technorati.

7 Ways To Build Your Brand In The Blogosphere


It’s a great way to connect with potential customers – the blogosphere gives you a ready-made audience who are already interested in your type of product or service. If you’re wondering how to turbocharge your brand in the blogosphere, here are seven ways to get you started. 1. Ways To Build Your Brand In The Blogosphere. This is a guest contribution from Jeff Foster. General

The State of the Blogosphere 2010

Brian Solis Home Articles Business – Marketing PR 2.0 – New Communications Social Media Speaking Books Appearances About The State of the Blogosphere 2010 December 13, 2010 View Comments The question we ask ourselves when examining the state of the blogosphere is whether or not the cup is half full or half empty? The State of the Blogosphere [.]

Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action


Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , a site that curates the best of the blogosphere, as well as an award-winning print journalist. Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action. You might be saying, “I’m a blogger, not a sales person. create content. Why would I need to worry about calls to action?” But if you are, I’d encourage you to adjust your thinking. Making money from your blog, growing your business, and getting readers to interact will be next to impossible if you can’t effectively motivate your audience to take action. Still skeptical? Be clear. Solve a problem.

Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging


Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging. Live-blogging—writing about an event as it happens rather than after the fact—can be a valuable resource for your readers, providing them with up-to-the-minute information about important events and making your blog the go-to destination for information on a developing story. It is also rife with perils: insufficient power supplies, spotty Internet connections, and errors made in haste, to name a few. Do research as you blog to fill in gaps in your own live reporting. Example: World Watch ’s Live Blog: Egypt in Crisis, Day 11. Do the same.

Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring


Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , a site that curates the best of the blogosphere, as well as an award-winning print journalist. Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring. Do you know your blog’s readability score? If not, there are several ways to find out. But before you go calculating, let’s talk about why you should even care. For starters, the average American adult reads at a level between eighth and ninth grade, according to the National Adult Literacy Survey. Other nations’ results vary but many are in the same neighborhood. heading. Flesch Reading Ease: 62.2

3 Tips For Effective Blogger Outreach


Social Media Social Media PR blog reach blogger outreach bloggers Blogging blogosphere Influencer online mention PR publicity social media pr strategy word-of-mouthTweet Bloggers are one of the key influencers in the online sphere. Working with social media PR a lot of good publicity can be gained from getting the right mention of a large blog. Is there anything I have missed out here?

11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Taking this theme a little further, I decided to branch out into the blogosphere, but using the number seven this time around was a tad too limiting. Granted, these are typically publications that have a staff of writers at their disposal, but they are like the newspapers of the blogosphere and readers have come to expect frequent updates. Want to build your blog and following?

Why Great Writers Win Out in the Blogosphere—And How to Join Them


Why Great Writers Win Out in the Blogosphere—And How to Join Them. This guest post is by Ali Luke of Writers’ Huddle. Is your writing holding you back? If new visitors never stick around, if you rarely get retweets, or if there’s tumbleweed blowing through your comments section, this might not be because you’re getting anything wrong in terms of promotion. There’s a chance that your writing isn’t quite up to the high standard required for blogging success. Here’s why. Text is still dominant online. However, text certainly isn’t dead: Text is much faster to consume than audio or video.

Super list of 50 social media links - Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

have collected a Super Link List from around the blogosphere for you to be all that you can be online! Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Super list of 50 social media links Have you ever wanted to know more about how to make a huge impact in social networking? From Blogs to Twitter and everywhere in between. Leave a comment! Mr. Javo’s last blog post. Thanks.

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Blogosphere Trends + Interview Tips


As always, the weekly blogosphere trends have been provided by 1.  Blogosphere Trends + Interview Tips. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts) – Darren. Think interviews are best left to Barbara Walters, news reporters, or magazine journalists? Think again. Conducting interviews for your blog helps create unique content, increases your blog’s authority, and adds an additional voice of expertise. Keep a database of people who can be interviewed or quoted on your topic. 4.  Share This.

An introduction to blogging: Making your mark on the blogosphere

Gemma Went

Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe An introduction to blogging: Making your mark on the blogosphere 09/02/2010 tags: architecture blogging , blog strategy , blogging , construction blogs , Content Marketing by Gemma Went I spoke at the Construction Marketing training event last week about blogging and how to introduce it into your business. The presentation is here. If you have any questions, pop them in the comments and I’ll respond there. Angela Reply Will Corry permalink 17/02/2010 12:00 pm Gemma, This is good stuff!

Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?

Spin Sucks

Based on Wall Street and fast-growth companies, blogging is down, and now it’s time to claim the whole blogosphere is dead. When I speak to CEO organizations , I typically run through a series of quick slides that show where technology is right at this moment. But the stat I want to talk about today is the number of blogs on the Internet. It’s not an easy think to keep up.

Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts


Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. I’m often asked about the “ideal length” for a blog post. I’ve heard answers ranging from 200 to 800 words, but my answer is always the same: Enough to tell the story and not one word more. Writing short is actually considerably more difficult than writing long because every word has to truly pull its weight. There is no room for filler. Impossible? Not at all. Continue looking for places to tighten (e.g.,

Differentiating in a Sea of Sameness

Geoff Livingston

Marketing Reality social media bloggers blogosphere brand cancer Danny Brown differentiation iPad Jennifer Strauss marketing positioning Ries same sameness stale WTF Lung CancerMaturation in social media marketing has created a sea of sameness, where conversations revolve around listening, responding, strategy, ROI, influence, etc. Differentiation distinguishes ideas, services and products.

Blogosphere Trends + A Challenge


Thanks for joining me for another edition of the weekly blogosphere trends, provided by Blogosphere Trends + A Challenge. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world's best blog posts) - Darren. Hi-dee-hoo, fellow bloggers! Click any trend to see posts about it.) Then share a link to your post in the comments. Let’s take a look at this week’s most popular stories…and your challenges: 1.  Ground Zero Mosque. Read more about: The importance of being opinionated. Star Wars. Facebook Places.

Ten steps to building a community blog that rocks!


It was a simple case study, using associationTECH to look at why we created the blog, what considerations were involved in setting up moderation policies etc, how we connected it to the wider tech blogosphere, and how we measured success. Just presented this session at the Technology Conference on Wednesday (opposite an Ignite session, no less – so happy I had a nice crowd!).

Blogosphere Trends + Storytelling


Because today, we’re going to use the weekly blogosphere trends from Regator to talk about the importance of storytelling in blogging. Blogosphere Trends + Storytelling. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts) – Darren. went tandem skydiving for my birthday in June. As the small plane packed with adrenaline junkies climbed, my blood pressure did the same. The air felt thin in my lungs. The fields below grew smaller and smaller, turning into a patchwork quilt of greens and yellows. Oh no. Oh no!”

Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated


Man alive, I hate bringing you a list of blogosphere trends that includes both Lindsay Lohan and Jersey Shore—not to mention Sarah Palin. Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. But I report the list, I don’t decide what’s on it (neither does Regator —it just calculates what’s being blogged about most this week). Then again, you might love Lohan and eagerly await the next episode of Jersey Shore. You may have voted for Sarah Palin. How depressing.

Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here

Ari Herzog

Across the blogosphere, Danny Brown wrote in September why he installed Lifefyre as a commenting system — and he wrote a month later why Disqus was installed to replace Livefyre. Anil Dash is insightful about the differences between the old web and the new web. Scroll below his post to add a comment — and be forced to comment through Facebook. Danny’s reason? Need help?

Blogosphere Trends + Guest Posting


Blogosphere Trends + Guest Posting. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. While Darren and his family are on a well-deserved holiday, he has lined up enough pre-written content and guest posts to keep ProBlogger readers supplied with plenty of quality reading in his absence. So it makes sense that, this week, we’ll be focusing on the art of the guest post. The most important thing to remember is that guest posts are a win-win situation for the host blog and guest blogger. Who is the audience?

65 Terrific Social Media Infographics


Breakdown of the Blogosphere. As you know, infographics are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. They present complex concepts quickly and clearly, and communicate ideas in an easily understandable fashion. Last year, I assembled a collection of 35 infographics that told the story of social media at that time. The History of Social Networking. The State of the Internet.

Blogosphere Trends + Encouraging Comments


Blogosphere Trends + Encouraging Comments. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. You may have heard the stat that for every 100 people who read your post, only one, on average, will leave a comment. The fact is, most of us are lurkers by nature. know I am; I read dozens of blogs every day but very rarely comment. It doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy the content, just that I didn’t feel the need—or have the time—to join the conversation. Google Instant. Labor Day. Lesson: Ask for comments. Tony Blair.

Blogosphere Trends + Unicorns


Blogosphere Trends + Unicorns. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. Okay, okay, so we’re not actually talking about unicorns…but even though it’s a vital part of your blog’s tone and voice, I didn’t think you’d click on anything that sounded as deceptively unsexy and unexciting as what we’re actually discussing this week, which is grammatical person. Before you zone out, stick with me for a sec: It’s not as bad as it sounds. What person do you use on your blog? Share This.

The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

He does write, “There’s no doubt that the blogosphere remains strong, at least for now. It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Editors talk. Verne Kopytoff wrote a sensationalist headline in the New York Times in February 2011 entitled, “ Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.” ” As if. Media blogging

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How CMOs Integrate Marketing Agencies and Consultants

Geoff Livingston

Contrary to today’s blogosphere conversation, CMOs, other C-level business executives, and their marketing lieutenants still drive marketing strategy in organizations. Image by cleonleclerc Consider how companies integrate agencies and consultants into the modern, multichannel marketing environment. Agencies and consultants vary in role from strategic partner to tactical provisioning. We live in an era of big [.].

Why are CEOs Afraid of Going Social?


The blogosphere is abuzz with the results of a new survey which looked for social media accounts for all of the CEOs of the Fortune 500, and found that 70% of CEOs are not using social media. This is from a post by Adi Gaskell on Technorati : Does it matter if CEOs tweet? argued  earlier this year  that yes, it does matter.  You can choose to work directly with me, or with Lindy.

5 Colleges Using Social Media to Boost Student-Alumni Relations


As the site boasts, “The blogosphere is filled with Princeton alumni, who share their thoughts on everything from planetary science to pop culture.” Guest post by Maria Peterson, an early education specialist who writes about advocating for head start schools. Colleges recognize social media has become one of the most powerful ways to both convey and aggregate information.

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. According to the blogosphere, even though it doesn’t include a link, it soon will be banned from Twitter. We’ve all received those tweets. The ones from an egg like the one below.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #27

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That's only half of the story in this very interesting Blog post about what is really happening in the Blogosphere. blogosphere. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "It's the holidays, which means travel for many of us. In Europe, vacationers are frozen to their respective runways and train tracks; here in North America, we're wringing our hands about the TSA and travel delays. Yikes. Safe travels indeed." " (Alistair for Hugh). A New 'Miracle on 34th St.,' " (Alistair for Mitch).

Today is the Day – Facebook Usernames

Social Media Citizens

Blogosphere Trends + Humour


Blogosphere Trends + Humour. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. Once again, we’re taking a look at the stories bloggers have been writing about the most during the last seven days (list provided by Regator ). This week, we’ll be using posts about those hot stories to look at one of the toughest forms of writing: humour. It’s difficult because senses of humour vary so much. What you find hilarious, might barely elicit a smirk from me or vice versa. Christine O’Donnell. Lady Gaga.

To The Crowd #crushIQ


Lately, I have been reading in the blogosphere that "content is king." I don't disagree but let's dig a little deeper. This is a guest post by Jeff Barrett. There is a fear, in Advertising, that crowdsourcing will eliminate or decrease the need for some services. Embrace it. In the past year I have worked on a dozen campaigns that have incorporated elements of crowd-sourcing.

Blogging or bust!


The American Geophysical Union – AGU Blogosphere. I love this slide deck by Deirdre Reid , for a talk given to the AENC. We strongly believe that building a blog is the single most important and effective thing you can do to move your association into the social age. Deirdre’s slide deck has some great pointers, and we can help too. And Now You Want Us To Blog Too?

It’s Our Birthday!

Spin Sucks

And we still  have one of the most engaged communities in the blogosphere today. By Gini Dietrich. And so, nine years ago—on September 11—we launched a little blog called Spin Sucks. Our goal? To figure out what this blogging thing was and see if it had any merit for clients. We had no idea what we were doing. mean, we really had no idea what we were doing. We had no clue about SEO.

Latest Social Media Tool Tips You Need To Know


There has been so much going on lately in the social media blogosphere that it seems the most efficient way to let you know the most important stuff is in a quick round-up post.  So here’s the latest on: Google+ and Google search. Google+ Brings Out The Big Guns (SocialMouths). Main takeway: ignore G+ at your peril. Pinterest. Facebook. Twitter. Main takeaway: Buffer is one to watch.

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