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Watching Me Blog

Twist Image

have an amazing team at Twist Image that did all design and infrastructure, but the content is all me (including the updating of the Blogroll). So, while I may not post daily, you will receive seven pieces of content from me each and every week. The core ideology is that the content should be of value to you first and foremost. From e-newsletters and magazine to business books and RSS feeds, I'm constantly consuming reading, watching and listening to content. It makes it much easier to find content later on. blogroll. content.

Weekly Roundup: The Magic of Discovery

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Weekly Roundup: The Magic of Discovery November 14th, 2010 Tweet Whither blogroll? question from Davina Brewer on how folks are using their blogrolls got me thinking. have a blogroll (I suspect you do too). What’s a gal to do? Fifty-FOUR!

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Blog Comment Spammer Leaves Comment. Forgets to Spin the Content.

Bill Hartzer

In some sort of effort to bypass Google’s duplicate content filter. Very well|Perfectly|Well|Exceptionally well} written!| {I will|I’ll} {right away|immediately} {take hold of|grab|clutch|grasp|seize|snatch} your {rss|rss feed} as I {can not|can’t} {in finding|find|to find} your {email|e-mail} subscription {link|hyperlink} or {newsletter|e-newsletter} service. Way cool!

Etsy's PR Nightmare: Greeting Cards Making Light Of Rape

Waxing UnLyrical

Walking the transparency talk I WAS going to write about something to do with online integrity, but, like many well-meaning bloggers, I got side-tracked by my Twitter feed. Etsy does not pre-screen users or the content or information provided by users.” “Use of mature, profane and/or racist language or images in the public areas of your Etsy shop is not permitted. and now Flickr is.

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How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting

Kikolani

started out on sites by photo bloggers I met at a photowalk in downtown Phoenix and branched out from there with people in their comments and on their blogrolls. So after a full weekend of removing feeds that hadn’t updated in a year, I began to slowly collect feeds from new bloggers I have connected with since the last time I did a full sweep of my RSS subscriptions.

Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

Akamai Marketing

Remarkable content isn’t easy to produce and don’t expect every brilliant blog post to go viral, but just because it doesn’t go viral doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be brilliant  And remember, you can (and SHOULD use key words in your blog post) but don’t be a tool and write a blog post for Google, write it for your audience, use real language. There I said it.

Social Media Complainers – your new BFF's

Akamai Marketing

Because – he’s the truth: for every person who gives you a chance to respond, there are probably 2 more who just complained to their friends and didn’t even tell you why there were unhappy. Ignoring the fact that you HAVE complaints is a  “if a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it.did it really happen?&# customer service philosophy. They WANT a resolution.

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What's your social currency?

Akamai Marketing

By taracoomans – April 4, 2011 Posted in: Content , Featured , social media Photo credit: BaronBrian 97 Million  people use Twitter. This is all about content.  If all you do is push content, then that’s a pretty one-sided relationship don’t you think? 640 Million on Facebook. Million users on YouTube. Ever ask yourself why they are there? Hold on. Wrong.

Tool Tuesday: SocialOomph

Akamai Marketing

All of these are things you can set on autopilot with the help of a 3rd party, but you can not do it directly from Twitter. For those services, I use and suggest SocialOomph. Heavy users of Twitter are to the point where they almost ignore their DM’s because there is so much junk (spam). So why do it at all? This is a discussion in social media circles today, and everyone has their opinion.

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Book Review Wednesday: Wikibrands: Reinventing your company in.

Akamai Marketing

There are so many layers to this topic that entire (worthy) books have been written on social media philosophy, content creation or audience engagement. Each element has its own chapter: F ocus, L anguage and Content, I ncentives & Motivations & Outreach, R ules Guidelines & Rituals, T ools. But before we get started: what exactly is a Wikibrand? All Rights Reserved

Tool Tuesday: Qwitter

Akamai Marketing

Using a form like this , if you are tracking your follows AND unfollows, you’ll begin to get a feel for how your content is reverberating across the Twitter-sphere.With trend tracking you can more easily identify which type of content is engaging or turning off and as importantly, you’ll see who is following and unfollowing and see if there is reason for concern.

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A Thousand Little Cuts of Social Media – A Kaizen Approach

Akamai Marketing

Essentially its an idea  “catch phrase&# born from the Kaizen approach. Maybe you are familiar with the Kaizen method to change. If you aren’t – hold on to your shorts boys and girls you about to get a quick 101. THEN, I’m going to tell you why its relevant to social media. Fear is so often the reason we do nothing, isn’t it? How does Kaizen relate to social media?

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Are You Skilling the First Step of Your Daily Social Networking.

Saying It Social

Daily Social Networking Tasks: It’s not all about content blasting. days ago Blogroll Constant Commentary Mashable Social Media Examiner Techipedia NetworkedBlogs Blog: Saying It Social Topics: social media marketing , search engine optimization , social networking Follow my blog Facebook Page Feed Do you use social media to obtain customer retention/loyalty or are you primarily focused on customer acquisition? I'm guessing for most of you the answer is both. The task that I am referring to is listening, reading, and responding. « Saying It Socia… [.]

Taming the Content Curation Beast

www.flacksrevenge.com

Buzz Tracker: Twitter and PR Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePad Google Analytics Tracking code « What is PRs Most Dangerous Game (share YOUR story)? Main September 24, 2010 Taming the Content Curation Beast It is not easy, keeping all those social media outposts populated with fresh content. with related content from around the Web.  Check!

A Look at Muck Rack's Twitter Press Release Service, 51 Releases Later

Adam Sherk

Releases are posted on their press release page (and in its RSS feed) and tweeted via @muckrack , which currently has 5k+ followers. Based on their press release page and RSS feed, since the service launched in late July they’ve distributed 51 press releases, a small number being their own. So I’ve been curious to see how their Twitter press release service would do.

90 Tips to Make Your Blog Rock

www.jeffbullas.com

Sometimes we need to find that inspiration to write that next post or optimize the blog so that maybe one day you will be able to monetize your expertise and content and retire to the Bahamas. Read and develop content on industry  Trends – where is the industry going, what are the emerging hot segments 3. Publish content on what not to do! Use Alltop to promote your content.

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20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing

Kikolani

It gives you full ownership of your blog & its content, full control over design & functionality, lots of support because of the number of people using & writing about WordPress, and an overall professional presentation. Content. Content is the heart of blogging – without great content, your blog will certainly fail. Enjoy! Blog Platform. Comments.

The Most Popular MLB Teams on Twitter and Facebook

Adam Sherk

BTW, I’m not saying seeing a Facebook feed and watching an entire game broadcast on TV are equal impressions. Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now! Enjoy it while you can. But reach has value too and I like to see which teams are faring best in that area.

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eLearning 2.0 Technologies and Concepts: Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners

Buzz Marketing for Technology

What I like most is the combination of RSS feeds, bookmarks and widgets in one tab (section) according to a context. It took me some time to realize that it is more effective to have on one section RSS feeds from one topic, together with the relevant bookmarks and widgets, rather than having all RSS feed, all bookmarks and all widgets on separate sections. The XHTML editor will be the tool for writing the contents, while the content manager will be the tool for distributing those contents among the services of the "cloud". Blogroll. eLearning 2.0

What the ComScore Digital Year in Review means for small biz marketers

Akamai Marketing

Mobile Content And speaking of mobile use, according to ComScore 2010 was the first year when 3G/4G penetration crossed the 50% threshold in November 2010; its no surprise then that digital content usage increased, in fact, by December 2010 nearly 47% of mobile subscribers were digitally connected (using browsers or downloading content, including apps), but the most used feature was text messaging.

6 Tips to Make Your Blog More Successful in Reaching the.

tradesmeninsights.com

What fuels the engine to this strategy is good content. You must consistently feed your inbound marketing machine with rich content or you will see a slow-down in traffic, search engine results and prospective client leads. The more content can also fuel repurposing content through other social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Be consistent.

NBC Targets Local Markets on the New Digg

Adam Sherk

This is particularly appealing for publishers with content that may be of interest to specific audiences as opposed to the wider Digg user base. These are anchored by the main NBC Local profile that highlights the best local content with a better chance of having a wide appeal. Has there been interest/demand for market-specific content? Will it work with local news?

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JVC Facebook Page Sweepstakes a Big Success. But Does it Violate.

Adam Sherk

Some marketers have felt that the guidelines are too limiting or controlling, but among other things Facebook is trying to prevent significant manipulation of the news feed. Of course everyone tries to facilitate engagement on their Facebook Pages and increase exposure in users’ news feeds; that’s a basic component of Facebook marketing. But Does it Violate Facebook Guidelines?

Dear Blog Comment Spammer: I Think Your Comment Spam Tool is Broken

Bill Hartzer

made good content as you did, the {internet|net|web} will be {much. Very well|Perfectly|Well|Exceptionally well} written!|. {I will|I’ll} {right away|immediately} {take hold of|grab|clutch|grasp|seize|snatch} your {rss|rss feed} as I {can not|can’t} {in finding|find|to find} your {email|e-mail} subscription {link|hyperlink} or {newsletter|e-newsletter} service. Way cool! be} up too.

News Sites on the New Digg: Who is Active, Who is Gaining Followers?

Adam Sherk

First and foremost is the ability to create official profiles and automatically submit content, which publishers are hoping will turn Digg into a friendlier place for mainstream media. Some additional notes: 1) It is not clear yet how well using an RSS feed to automatically submit articles is working. But how will users respond to the new format? Congratulations!

Free Tools for Social SEO

Saying It Social

Keyword optimized social content and channels of promotion provide abundant signals to search engines for improved visibility on standard, social and real-time search. days ago Blogroll Constant Commentary Mashable Social Media Examiner Techipedia NetworkedBlogs Blog: Saying It Social Topics: social media marketing , search engine optimization , social networking Follow my blog Facebook Page Feed Do you use social media to obtain customer retention/loyalty or are you primarily focused on customer acquisition? I'm guessing for most of you the answer is both.

Tool Tuesday: PostRank Analytics

Akamai Marketing

As a blogger, there are numerous tools at your disposal to track how your content is doing. Because if you are creating content, you are likely distributing and promoting that content in variety of ways, including social media. It isn’t that we need a tool that does everything. Its that we need a tool that does what it does really well. Enter: PostRank.

Like Stuff On Facebook? Say Cheese, You're An Ad!

Waxing UnLyrical

For example, if Starbucks buys a “sponsored story&# ad, the status of a user’s friends who check into or “like&# Starbucks will run twice: once in the user’s news feed, and again as a paid ad for Starbucks. These “sponsored stories&# will only appear in the news feeds, and sidebar ads, of your Facebook friends, based on your privacy settings. Zilch.

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Facebook Pages: Which News Sites Get the Most Engagement?

Adam Sherk

Most news sites have an official Facebook Page now, with the typical approach being to add a daily stream of links to new content while promoting site features, apps, feeds, etc. Some news sites are supplementing content links with direct questions and comments to users, but this does not appear to be happening in any significant volume. Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now! in the sidebars and subpages. NPR 489,413 513.5 New York Times 472,277 334.8

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Pros and Cons of Starting a Blog

tradesmeninsights.com

Letting friends and family know is a great way to get started, but ultimately you need to build your audience through dynamic, interesting content targeted at a niche subject. If you’re thinking about doing a blog, here are a few things to consider first. Starting a blog is a great way to show the world your unique identity. Pro – It’s Free! Con – Time Consuming. Maybe You Should.

Organic Marketing Vs. Pay Per Click (PPC)

Saying It Social

Once up in the organic search with good quality relevant content, the easier it is to stay there. 5. Content is King. days ago Blogroll Constant Commentary Mashable Social Media Examiner Techipedia NetworkedBlogs Blog: Saying It Social Topics: social media marketing , search engine optimization , social networking Follow my blog Facebook Page Feed Do you use social media to obtain customer retention/loyalty or are you primarily focused on customer acquisition? I'm guessing for most of you the answer is both. When you stop paying, the ads stop. Period. 3.

On Alice in Wonderland and Social Media

Akamai Marketing

Once you know WHO, then you can decide HOW (platform) and WHY (content) you’ll be conversing with them. Alice had lots of marketing avenues to explore, and one day, while Alice was pondering her next marketing move, she saw a White Rabbit. Recently, I’ve been thinking about how social media compares to Alice in Wonderland. Would you eat or drink these? Alice does both. Confused?

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Connect with Your Friends on Your Favorite Websites: Learn About.

Saying It Social

Updates The page that you liked can also keep you updated through your News Feed. Your Friends Find out what your friends have liked, shared, and commented on through the Activity Feed and Recommendations social plugins. These features enable you to share the things you care about on Facebook and with other visitors to that website through the activity feed and recommendations plugins. When you click a Like button, you create a connection, which enables the website to keep you updated through your News Feed and is displayed publicly on your profile. Thanks!

Use CommentLuv for better comments - Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

Once I left a comment I saw that it had grabbed a feed from my site of the last post and added it. I saw that the plugin is called commentluv and once I saw this I had to have it. If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed ! Tay over at Super Blogging must have added a new plugin to his site. will start to do this more often. Are you using commentluv? Thanks!

Blog Design for ROI Rule #6: KISS Headers, Navigation, and Sidebars

ProBlogger

Highlight Your Key Content. The sidebar was screaming for attention, distracting people from reading the post content. Considering the popularity of widgets (typically styled sidebar boxes like the one above) in the world of WordPress blog design, I’m probably not the only one prioritizing the sidebar over the main content. Show Love To Your Community. Maybe louder!

Tactical Tips for Building an Online Community

ProBlogger

These methods work for us, as proven by growing membership and increased traffic to featured blogs and archived content. Offer free blogs and use a Supporter plugin to enable enhanced features, or set membership levels for accessing premium content. Create a blog ring: Show network-wide global content in the headers and footers of all blogs across your network. Epilogue.

Blogger Outreach is Media Relations

blog.journalistics.com

– how will you track coverage and sharing of your content on and off the Web? Try a blog aggregator like Alltop or Regator , use Google Blog Search or read the blogrolls (blog suggestions) on other blogs you like. Is blogger outreach really a new service offering? I don’t think so. think it’s just a different way to say media relations. How Will You Measure Results?