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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 [.]

How to Differentiate Your Content

Geoff Livingston

If you don’t, it will be difficult for you to compete. You can’t do that and compete successfully. This is a prime example of where the social media marketing blogosphere let a vested interest blind it from covering a story with the journalistic precision. To successfully compete against individual bloggers you have to post at least three times a week.

Take the Easy Route. Everyone Is Doing It.

Spin Sucks

This past weekend, Danny Brown , Geoff Livingston , and I had an email conversation about the sameness of the blogosphere. Yet some of the best writing around was being published, since the attention span didn’t have to be geared towards 140-characters or compete with a thousand social networks. Tools such as Storify quickly aggregates content, without having to create it. And

Blogosphere Trends + Digging Deeper


Looking deeper: Rather than taking the figures at face value, Cult of Mac spoke to an analyst in an attempt to put the figures in perspective in “ Android Competing Against ‘Dumb Phones.’ ” Take time to question information you receive through press releases, other blogs, magazines, newspapers, television…well, pretty much any source. Blogosphere Trends + Digging Deeper. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. Let’s see some examples: Proposition / Prop 8. Chelsea Clinton. Android.

Eight Common Blogging Mistakes

Spin Sucks

Are you going to be competing with Forbes and Fast Company for the same headline? There are content “farms” whose sole job is to move throughout the blogosphere and scrape (or steal) content they then publish on their own sites/blogs. Not only was the URL available, but we had a fun little acronym: FADS – the Fight Against Destructive Spin. Disaster.

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8 Deep Questions to Define Your Blogging Strategy

Writtent Blog

But really, those are just competencies and best practices. How saturated is the blogosphere in your industry? The majority of blogs aren’t a success. While that truth is harsh and depressing, don’t let it deter you from establishing a content strategy. Anyone can launch and maintain a legendary business blog, provided they have sufficient dedication and direction.

PIN’s: The Future of Private Link Building

Viper Chill

This isn’t some “SEO is Dead” article you see go viral in the SEO blogosphere every six months, but a genuine prediction based on how Google search results have evolved over the last few years. I am utilising them because we’re not competing on a fair playing field, and what is supposed to work is very rarely what ranks, at least in the industries that I operate in.

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The Battle (and Blending) of Social and Search Rages On


Search engines and social networks are competing (and combining) in a myriad of ways. Many in the blogosphere are calling it a "Facebook killer." Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Firebelly Work: Social Media Optimization Summits | Main | 5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read This Week » February 11, 2010 The Battle (and Blending) of Social and Search Rages On A lot has been happening in the social and search (and social search) realms in the past few weeks. The relationship with Bing will be expanded globally (currently it is only in the U.S.)

10 Best Time Saving Apps and Plugins To Optimize Your Blog


Building a blog that matters is a full-time gig these days, especially if you want to stay ahead of close to 200 million other competing blogs – which you do, right? First off I’d like to say that if you really want a blog that sparkles like a diamond in the blogosphere sea, you need to focus on three things: 1. This is a guest post by Natalie Sisson. Hootsuite. Dropbox.

How David Blogger Can Beat Goliath with Triberr

Geoff Livingston

Today, media companies dominate the blogosphere. How can a small independent Davina or David blogger compete with Goliath brands like AOL, Gawker and Mashable? But, I’m here to say that with Triberr you can compete and thrive as an independent blogger in the face of Goliath media companies. Join me on September 22 in New York City for the Triberr Takeover conference.

IBM Social Computing Guidelines

Buzz Marketing for Technology

These guidelines aimed to provide helpful, practical advice—and also to protect both IBM bloggers and IBM itself, as the company sought to embrace the blogosphere. In 2005, the company made a strategic decision to embrace the blogosphere and to encourage IBMers to participate. Pay particular attention to what the BCGs have to say about proprietary information, about avoiding misrepresentation and about competing in the field. Skip to main content. Country/region [ select ]. Home Business solutions IT services Products Support & downloads My IBM. Introduction.

Seth Godin on Steroids: Here’s My Evernote Password

Viper Chill

It’s a dipshit move — and sadly, a tech blogosphere staple. You Can Compete With Free, And Win. “ If companies were not able to compete with free, Microsoft would have been crushed by Linux, Oracle by MySQL, and the dot-com boom would have wiped out half of the world’s brick and mortar economy. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Seth. million. 22.6m

Data Mining: The Ultimate Guide to Niche Analysis

Viper Chill

Compete Details. Compete offer a nice little service which lets you compare analytics (traffic volume, referring websites & search terms) between different websites. As you can see from the screenshot above, Compete has registered around 3.2 In that particular post I looked at the green industry from the perspective of a blogger and shared some of my findings. Spyfu.

Two New Google Developments

Small Business Mavericks

They’ve recently made two new developments that have already gotten the blogosphere talking. Again, that doesn’t sound like much, but this is a popular feature on Facebook and the fact that Google+ is adding the feature means that they are serious about competing in the social arena. Keep saying that Google+ isn’t competing against Facebook. Google, as always, is branching out. The first one may not seem much, but it could be over the long term. They’ve add an Events tab to the social network Google+. That’s right, keep saying it.

11 Common Mistakes That People Make With Their Personal Brands.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

To have credibility, you need to have other people in your field willing and able to testify to your competence. People will expect you to back up your brand with the truth, so when you fail to perform, they immediately begin to question your competence. Here you will find 11 common mistakes that people make with their personal brands and suggestions that will help you avoid them.

If You See a Problem, Fix It

Geoff Livingston

Now competitors like PayPal are offering competing solutions rather than lose market share. It’s one of my primary beefs with the current negative groupthink about the social media marketing blogosphere. Image by Minnie Photography. “If you see a problem, fix it,” said Peter Diamandis, X-Prize Foundation Founder and serial entrepreneur said last month in Wired.

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How to Get an Influencer's Attention

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I selected influencers in all different “walks of life&# and areas of influence, from the blogosphere to the power users of Digg to founders of successful startups and authors of bestselling books. As of January 2010, Craigslist boasts close to 50 million unique visitors per month, according to Compete. Perhaps this might serve as the start of a real relationship. Do be direct.

What George Orwell Taught Me About Blogging


The medium may have changed but these rules are as relevant to the blogosphere as they were in Orwell’s day. Your posts are competing with a myriad of other distractions both online and offline and so you need to get your point across with brevity and emphasis. This guest post is by Trevor Ginn of Hello Baby. Having written masterpieces such as Animal Farm and 1984 , George Orwell is considered one of the greatest writers of all time. . If you want to be understood and read widely, using effective language should be your top priority. Never resort to clichés.

12 Blogging Income Streams [And the Story of My 10 Year 'Overnight' Success]


She said she felt she’d never be able to compete. Rather, it is about giving something back to the Aussie Blogosphere (it is also great for branding and gives me a lot of personal satisfaction and fun). Today I was speaking with a blogger (I’ll call her Alice for the sake of this post) who was feeling a little overwhelmed with the idea of monetizing her blog. Phase 1.

The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

The only way people can compete is to be cheaper (create more viral content each day) or different (no ads, faster site, cooler brand, etc). What’s missing from the equation isn’t better drawing skills or funnier ideas or a “huge brand” to compete against but – you guessed it – this is Matt’s thing. It’s public, and you can comment.

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The State of MLK’s Dream Online

Geoff Livingston

While both communities are consumers and content generators, the pace to compete within the startup space is VERY slow. Let’s look at the social media marketing blogosphere’s defacto barometer the AdAge 150 and its top 20. Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. day as an official U.S. federal holiday. Are we talking? And to each other? It has to be.

Make Money Blogging: Start the New Year by Increasing Your Income Streams


She said she felt she’d never be able to compete. Rather, it is about giving something back to the Aussie Blogosphere (it is also great for branding and gives me a lot of personal satisfaction and fun). It’s the aim of the majority of the readers of this site – make an income via your blog. It’s a great place to begin, or to refresh your memory. Phase 1.

How to Generate Blog Post Ideas

Viper Chill

I think that due to the advent of all the FREE plugins available, making the internet the great equalizer, people that are starting from nothing are now able to compete with those that have everything. I think the success of this site is mostly showing how much the blogosphere is changing with the sheer volume of people that are writing in each industry and how to stand out from that.

HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers

To find and activate the people who are truly passionate about your products, services, or sector, you’ve got to carefully monitor the blogosphere, message boards, and forums. I've been finding influencers by scanning blog rolls and using the People Count feature in Compete. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! As a marketer, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the 1% rule — that just 1% of your brand’s social media followers are responsible for the majority of sharing.

You Have to Write about Making Money Blogging to Make Money Blogging [Misconceptions New Bloggers Have #3]


If you want to monetize in the Make Money Blogging niche by releasing a product, there are not only a lot of other blogs, but a lot of products you’ll need to compete with. But one of the factors to consider in this niche is that the barriers to entry for the blogosphere (as opposed to other pastimes) are extremely low. and that you must post every day on your blog.

7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

You need to network with like minded individuals and build relationships with people in the blogosphere so that you ultimately get inbound links, comments, and visibility. Whenever I have friends looking to enter teh blogosphere, I always remind them that the internet has an impressively long memory, so be careful what you put out there. But let’s be honest here. A month? Three?

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers


This list includes female bloggers that cover a huge variety of topics in the blogosphere. Her latest posts include 7 Reasons to Share Link Love , Holiday Gifts for Geeks Around the Blogosphere , and How Social Media Saved Me from the Forwards. When it comes to lists of leaders in the tech industry, there is usually always one person who notes the lack of women appearing in them.

Content Curation: Learning from others and sharing their knowledge

These feed directly to my Facebook and LinkedIn profile pages as well as my What Ive Been Reading in the Blogosphere page. Comment by Ashish — July 19, 2010 @ 9:09 am Its certainly hard for companies trying to create real and useful content with social media to compete with those who want to just create a sea of links for other purposes. Why curate content? Added June 30, 2010.

What’s the law around aggregating news online

The case arose from a unique set of circumstances involving two competing newsgathering organizations: the International News Service (“INS&# ) and the Associated Press (“AP&# ). ABOUT ARCHIVES CONTACT SUBSCRIBE TWITTER What’s the law around aggregating news online? A Harvard Law report on the risks and the best practices By Kimberley Isbell / Sept. 8 / 10:30 a.m. [So

Six Proven Secrets to Blogging Success


You want a platform that has a significant mindshare and therefore lots of plugins, themes, and competent developers that can help you. And yet the blogroll was one of the blogosphere’s features that drove our early growth. . This guest post is by Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty: The Ultimate Wedding Blog. I write a wedding blog. Before you start running for the hills, now that you know I focus only on girly things, know that I also happen to have a smarty pants husband who is joining me here to spread some of his crazy blogging wisdom. It changed my life. And it was painful.

The Secret to Growing Your Blog Twice as Fast With Half the Effort

Viper Chill

First, if you look at their traffic stats with Compete you can see that they have traffic spikes and dips at around the same time: Then, looking at feed subscribers , despite the large difference at the start of the graph, their growth rate is on a very similar consistent rise. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!" With those fundamentals alone you can go very far. Thanks for stopping by.

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Interviews , Marketing , Opinion , Social Media , Websites > What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer? What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer? This is not just standard required job skills but rather a deep interest that pervades one’s day to day life. Others aren’t. Fantastic!

Why Bloggers Should Also Be Freelance Writers


You certainly don’t have to be a budding Shakespeare in order to write a competent, professional blog post—but you do need a strong grasp of grammar, and the ability to write engagingly. When you’re Joe Newbie in the blogosphere, you’re probably used to big bloggers ignoring you. This guest post is by Ali Hale of Blogging can feel like a long, hard road—especially when you’re starting out. You haven’t hit 100 subscribers, let alone 1,000, and it feels like you’re writing into a vacuum. Chances are, you’re not making much money from it, though.

The Bamboo Project Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I know that for myself, while I certainly want to communicate credibility and competence, I also believe that a certain amount of humility, uncertainty and "wholeness" should make me more trustworthy, not less so. This tends to create a higher profile for men in the blogosphere because theyre quite literally creating an "old boys network"--right in front of our eyes!

25 Guest Posts on Blogging, SEO and Social Media


Now I want to share some of my off-site content, as I have been doing a LOT of writing around the blogosphere. Setting Up Your Google Profile for Google Buzz Users – Just like you have (hopefully) competed your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn profiles, you will want to fill out your Google Profile to reference for Buzz users. Earlier this week, I shared the top 25 blogging and social media posts on Kikolani. The following are my top 25 favorite guest blogging contributions, allowing me to cover a wider range of topics. Blogging. Link Building. Social Media. Twitter.

Affiliate SEO: How Websites Are Ranking in The Most Profitable Niches

Viper Chill

I’m competing against them in one industry and all factors would suggest I should outrank them, but I simply don’t. The first thing that struck me about the results here is how well the 5th site was ranking when it was so young compared to the other competing sites. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!" site ranking Wikihow. However, their on-site SEO needs some work.

7 Powerful Ways to Get Your Blog Post Noticed


Literary masterpieces should be revered but that just isn’t the case in the blogosphere. By the way, if you are competing in a competitive niche, research is the number one way to get an advantage). Stanford obsesses about how to get passionate people’s blogs noticed and promoted at Pushing Social. Great posts often get ignored. It shouldn’t happen. On a blog, a post has a few seconds to capture and pull in a reader. The writer needs to state their idea and immediately begin to persuade, entertain, and motivate. For many, writing a successful post is a game of chance. I was wrong.

Highlights from ProBlogger Event 2013 #PBEVENT


I agree – and I believe that the Aussie blogosphere is pretty unique with the sense of community. Of collaborating and cooperating rather than competing. Images by Helen H and WonderWebby. Note : the Virtual Pass for PBEVENT 2013 is still available for purchase here. People weren’t just talking about their plans for their blog. Tips + Takeaways. Problogger 2013 Takeaways.

How to Save the World

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Our professional value really is a function of the extent of, and our ability to integrate, our knowledge, our thinking competencies, and our communication competencies. What this chart says is that: Our social value to others is a function of (a) the extent of our knowledge, our thinking competency (critical, creative and imaginative), and our communication skills (conversation, presentation and demonstration), and (b) our ability to integrate these three things. Im listening to: WHAT THE BLOGOSPHERE WANTS MORE OF. February 28, 2008. -->. Social Fluency. comment [].

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

And… Brian Solis is the most eloquent writer I have ever seen in the blogosphere. These 50 Lessons Will Help You Succeed (The Future Buzz): Using data gathered from the Technorati State of the Blogosphere 2009, Adam Singer gives solid actionable tips on how you can start a blog and why it’s important that you do. And like last year, I have a gift for you. Who Should Tweet?