• PROACTIVE REPORT  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
    [Comments] Why Small Businesses Need PR
    They’ve browsed online, looked at product reviews, been to your website and read comments from your current customers. Every small business owner is concerned about the bottom line.  How to make more sales, be more productive, cut costs and increase the ROI.  That, after all, is what business is all about – profit. In this  drive to make a profit the focus tends to get stuck on marketing, sales, production and income.  Of course those things have to occur. What does PR do? It makes the company known, accepted and understood. 
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
    [Comments] How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media
    Comments Buy, Buy, Buy – this one is still the case for some although. Do you know how NOT to build a following on social media? Eleonora Israele looks at the five things you shouldn’t do on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more. The post How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Aris Related Stories Six Steps for Success with Online Communities A PR Pro’s Guide to Facebook News and New Features Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
    [Comments] Understanding Photography on Instagram
    Portrait and wedding photographers could use it for lead generation, but it would require them to actually network with other people, like and comment. United Kingdom-based Digital Photographer Magazine interviewed me for their current edition ( Magazine Issue #173 ) on Instagram best practices for photographers. The article is titled “Market Yourself on Instagram”, but it is gated, unfortunately. However, I did keep a copy of my answers, which you can find below. DP: Do you use Instagram to post the same content as your other social media sites? whcd #nerdprom.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
    [Comments] The Single Most Important Social Media Marketing Metric
    Other vanity metrics you might recognize are followers, retweets, shares, comments, impressions, and page views. As marketers, Peter Drucker ’s oft-repeated phrase, “What gets measured gets improved,” is more than a piece of wisdom—it’s a way of life. We know we need to measure results in order to actually get them, but all too often we’re measuring the wrong things—especially when it comes to social media metrics. It’s easy to fall into the trap of using “vanity metrics” to measure social media marketing. Vanity metrics are those sneaky metrics that make you feel good (Followers! Likes!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016
    [Comments] 6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Blog
    It can be a bottomless pit for you to pour your money into if you don’t do your research, but take baby steps and you should soon see success. I use Facebook advertising to promote different articles on my website, often asking a question or inviting users to comment on the post within the advert. This is a guest contribution from Will Nicholls. It was a little over two years ago when I first went online and bought my blog’s domain name. probably read the entirety of the ProBlogger website in that time, as well as other web development blogs, cramming in as much knowledge as I could.
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
    [Comments] Your Employee is the Voice of your BRAND #Business #Marketing #Branding
    As Kruse comments, without true evidence of causation, many could be inclined to dismiss any correlation as evidence that people tend to be happier when things are going well. Share your stories in the comments below! Our first video in support of our Amazon best-selling book, The Social Employee,  affectionately titled “Think of Your Brand as a Planet,” approaches a key maxim of our book: The social employee is the voice of the brand. Watch the video below for a more detailed explanation on how this works. Let’s take a look at what’s making news around the web.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #306
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . Bots won't replace apps. Better apps will replace apps - Dan Grover. Everyone in Silicon Valley is talking about chatbots. I've written about them a bunch. Definitely a chewy, essential read." Alistair for Hugh). Worth a thousand words? Alistair for Mitch). Hugh for Mitch). . amazon. gigot.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
    [Comments] Gin and Topics: Lip Sync Conversations
    Comments For anyone interested in knowing more about Ida Keeling….here. On this week's Gin and Topics, Ariana Grande and Jimmy Fallon have a conversation all through lip sync. That and four others to feed your guilty pleasure. The post Gin and Topics: Lip Sync Conversations appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Dawn Buford Related Stories Gin and Topics: Taylor Swift Is My Hero Gin and Topics: Brothers Are the Best Gin and Topics: Gender Equality Has Never Been So Cool.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
    [Comments] Tips on Building and Maintaining a Great Relationship with Readers
    Encourage discussion in the comments – and respond to them. Asking your readers to contribute and share their thoughts in the comments can be a great way to build a relationship with them, as it turns your blog into more of a conversation, a forum where people are free to share their ideas and experiences and feel included. When someone comments on your post, make sure to thank them and respond to their questions or thoughts. If you need to stimulate your readers to comment, a simple call for participation or comments at the end of the post should do the job!
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
    [Comments] Social Engagement Is More Important Than Ever
    Facebook links to your individual personal profile which deters commenters from vile, unwanted opinions – something YouTube’s anonymity has had trouble with for years. The average human attention span has been decreasing extraordinarily in recent years. In fact, thanks to smartphones (and undoubtedly social media too), our average attention span is now shorter than that of a goldfish. Over 200 million pieces of online content is being produced every minute , and consumers are drowning in it. This Be Human. The truth is, good content needs to connect with users on an emotional level.
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
    [Comments] Lawyers, Can We Please Talk About Auto Direct and Private Messages?
    Okay, raise your hands if, out of the blue, you’ve received a private message on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook that was so disconnected from your world that you wondered what that person was thinking. Keep those hands up if you instantly formed a negative opinion of that person in your mind. Keep it up if you thought or said something to yourself like this: “This person has no clue what I do.” Alright, you can put them down now. It’s Tough Out There I know, I know, it’s tough out there. I’m not oblivious to that. Don’t forget, I’m out here, too.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Content Marketing Trends to Put You Ahead of the Pack
    To quote one commenter, “I never thought I’d replay a branded content video 38 times in a row.”. The rapid advance of technology forces marketers and creators to reinvent the way they produce content more quickly than ever before, but the goal remains the same: Tell a great story that captivates and informs. With that in mind, here are five emerging trends that’ll help give an edge to your content marketing strategy. Direct-to-Social Publishing. Many people now get their news exclusively from Facebook. This approach is now being adopted by brands. Dark Social and Chat. The Visual Web.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
    [Comments] Five Tips to Achieve Greatness In Your Professional Life
    Comments Yes Gini….you Throughout our lives, we lose the ability to pick ourselves up when we fall. To achieve greatness, we must learn to do that AND learn these other four tips. The post Five Tips to Achieve Greatness In Your Professional Life appeared first on Spin Sucks. you do all that. You work hard You put in sweat and. by Jay Cutler I had a similar thought. don't work as many hours as I. by Amanda Cleary Eastep No. by Gini Dietrich LOL! It’s an homage, is it not? Now you have me. by Gini Dietrich You're welcome – that'll be $47 please. by Danny Brown Plus 9 more.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
    [Comments] Why Is Integrity In Business So Uncommon?
    Comments I am so excited you're sharing your “commencement speech. Integrity in business is so uncommon that when someone shows great ethics, it becomes newsworthy. We issue a challenge to do good when no one is looking. The post Why Is Integrity In Business So Uncommon? appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Paula Kiger It's simple. Businesses are run by people. People either have. by Danny Brown Related Stories Seven Questions to Ask Your Team Consistently Seven Ways Leaders Listen to Build High-Performing Teams A One-Week, No Email Challenge.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Strategies for Boosting Engagement on Instagram
    You’ll have answer all of these questions to truly figure out what content will rake in likes and comments. Images of regular people, not celebrities, achieve thousands of likes and comments because captions to these images tell powerful stories. I don’t want to degrade the quality or skill of these powerful portraits, but I’d argue that it is the stories that accompany every single image that have such a profound effect on followers. A recent update to Instagram’s feed sorting got marketers worried. Who are they? What do they like? What do they dislike? Provide Inspiration.
  • TALKWALKER SM  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
    [Comments] Using Social Listening to Reveal Actionable Insights
    In monitoring the organdonor.gov Facebook community, HRSA noticed a common theme – many commenters were inclined to share emotional, life-changing stories about receiving a transplant, or how their loved ones saved lives by donating organs. This post originally appeared on the   Crosby Marketing Blog and was written by Social Media and Content Director, Lindsey Goebel. Follow her on Twitter: @LindseyGoebel. News about advances in 3D printing technologies, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s stance on LGBT issues, and contagious cancers are seemingly incompatible stories.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
    [Comments] 5 “Research-Backed” Ways to Earn More Social Traction for Your Blog
    Do you have any ProBlogger secrets to share? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. This is a guest contribution from Ashlea Green. Whether you’re a professional blogger or just getting started, gaining social traction for your posts is one of the most crucial tactics for getting your blog noticed and read. Hence the coined expression  “content is fire, and social media is gasoline.”. We found there are five main components to consider for your blog analysis: Publishers + High-Profile Bloggers. Keywords. Platforms. Social Influencers + Amplifiers. Timing. 1.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
    [Comments] 10 Keys to the Kingdom of Content Marketing
    When you post, you will get comments. And you will need to respond to those comments as soon as possible so that you can keep the conversations going. And, when you receive notification from Facebook that someone has included your name in a comment, you will need to go there and find out what was said. Content marketing is hard work. Balancing all of these personas may make you feel like you have multiple personality disorders at times, but take heart. Perhaps these 10 keys for content marketing will help. Write for Your Audience, not Yourself. How about educational level?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
    [Comments] Can Executive Thought Leadership Be Outsourced?
    Comments Pretty darned surprised to learn you have a ghost writer. Executive thought leadership is tactic that is bandied about like it's easy to do. When, in fact, it takes a ton of time from the executive to be successful. Here are some ways to get it done with minimal involvement from the busiest professionals. The post Can Executive Thought Leadership Be Outsourced? appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Sherrilynne Starkie Related Stories Main Principles of Conversion Content Marketing How Difficult Is It to Break into the World of Freelance Writing?
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Comments] Monday Roundup: Influence in Unusual Places
    Please share in the comments below. Though “influence” is buzzing louder than a swarm of bees these days, there’s really nothing new about it. After all, marketing doesn’t own influence. We can be influenced and impacted in all sorts of ways, and by all sorts of people… and that can have an impact on how we practice our own work. So, for today’s roundup I thought we’d take a look at the impact that peers, mentors, teachers, and more can have on our lives. After all, that’s real influence, don’t you think? 1. Mentoring Matters.
  • TRENDS SPOTTING  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016
    [Comments] 10 tips for effective enterprise innovation campaign:
    Throughout the campaign, you will need to keep participants active (posting, commenting and voting) – send reminders, status alerts, feedback, notification on progress. 9. Innovation stakeholders are currently dealing with innovation pushed forward by different departments in the organisation: Strategy, Communication, HR, IT and more. They all share the understanding that innovation is critical for the survival of the company and that innovation processes are important for motivating employees to contribute more efforts and share their insights. Research Review and Case Studies.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016
    [Comments] How to Squeeze the Most out of Your Facebook Posts
    These kinds of posts are the most potent when coupled with engaging imagery or a video, and tend to be commented on, liked and shared the most. This is a guest contribution from Nick Stillman. Facebook is an unbelievably potent marketing tool when used correctly. It is the largest social network in the world, with almost 1.60 billion active users every months  – that’s nearly 20% of the entire global population. Squeezing The Most out of Your Facebook Posts. Many of these people spend more than an hour a day on Facebook – more than any other social network. General
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #305
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . Graphs That Will Make You Gasp - Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession. Some hard data on just how unequal the balance of the sexes is, from authorship, to housekeeping, to tenure. We have a long way to go." Alistair for Hugh). Is the Universe a Simulation? Alistair for Mitch).
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
    [Comments] Gin and Topics: A Tribute to Prince
    Comments Well done, this week. On this week's Gin and Topics, we have a tribute to Prince, the man, the artist, the life influence. That, chimps, Civil War, and more. The post Gin and Topics: A Tribute to Prince appeared first on Spin Sucks. Also, if you can't handle JB, you. by Kate Nolan 1:28… have your hankies ready. oh man. by Kate Nolan Well holy cow. A) That mom has some incredible core strength B). by Paula Kiger That Jane Goodall video gets me every time. What an amazing.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
    [Comments] 7 of The Best Apps for Making Money Online
    Simply download the app for iOS or Android and then check out the “quests” that you are assigned, which could be anything from taking photos of a brand’s display in a store, to leaving your comments on the display. There is an app for just about anything you could possibly think of, from games that keep you entertained, to apps that help you find jobs and real estate, and even apps that help you know exactly what first aid procedures to take during an emergency. But did you know that there are also many social apps that are designed to help you make money online?
  • DANNY BROWN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
    [Comments] A Blog is Exactly What We Wish It to Be
    Once that realization kicked in, the tone of my blog changed quite a bit and I was determined to make my little part of the web one that’s always evolving, and letting its vision, voice, whatever you want to call it, be shaped by the readers and commenters as much as it was by me. The biggest learnings I’ve taken from my own blog is when someone comments on a post and completely blows my point of view out the water, whether from their opinion or from backing it up with facts and statistics. And you know, perhaps at that time it was okay to write about things that way. Sometimes.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
    [Comments] Why I’m not buying what you’re selling (and how to change it)
    And then let me know in the comments how you get on, I love hearing your breakthroughs and aha moments. Remember when you were younger, BEGGING to be allowed “the” shoes/jeans/hairstyle that all your friends had? It felt so important to blend in. Anything different was social death and anyone who couldn’t understand this was clearly a monster. Or parent. Trouble is, for many that’s carried over into adulthood, and if you own a business, that too. Bad move, girlfriend. The fear of standing out. Guess what? Being different WILL repel custom! And that’s OK. Cheeky accountant? Hell no.
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
    [Comments] Lawyers & Legal Marketers: Kick It Up A Notch in 2016 – An #LMA16 Infographic
    ” Your Turn If you have additional ideas or best practices, we would love to hear about them in the comments. [Infographic from #LMA16 below] Jonathan Fitzgarrald , Managing Partner of Equinox Strategy Partners, gave a stellar presentation at the recent  Legal Marketing Association’s Annual Conference   that was full of advice for how to prove your worth where your clients are concerned. He stressed it is a constant job, and it is our responsibility to let our clients, both internal and external, know and understand the value we bring to the relationship. All rights reserved.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
    [Comments] How to Use Google Suggest to Improve Your Content Marketing
    Let us know in the comments! Building traffic is a long-term goal, anyone will tell you that. What they might fail to mention is that laying a bit of groundwork in places you probably didn’t consider will pay dividends over time, and rather passively. My favorite method of doing this is through taking advantage of Google Suggest. This autocorrect feature on the search engine is what gives us suggested results in both the URL (for those who have Google set as their primary search engine), and their search boxes. Google Suggest is insanely useful when it comes to boosting traffic.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
    [Comments] 8 Tips for Effectively Outsourcing Your Content
    Social media shares, the quality/number of comments left on blog posts, website traffic, content-related conversions, and email newsletter subscriptions are all indicators of how effective your content is. In case you hadn’t noticed, the mass adoption of high-speed internet has dramatically transformed the way that businesses operate. For the first time in history, businesses are not impeded by geographical restrictions when it comes to securing a skilled, professional workforce. The output is what matters to the customer, not the process. Choose Writers Wisely. Judge by the Results.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
    [Comments] Stop! Check These Seven Things Before Hitting Publish
    Comments I found this post to be extremely helpful. You wrote an awesome post and you’re about to get it published. You’re aware of the importance of the editing process, so you made sure to read that piece, correct some misspellings, and improve the structure of a few sentences. Here are seven things you should check before hitting the publish button. The post Stop! Check These Seven Things Before Hitting Publish appeared first on Spin Sucks. have been blogging. by Emily Doyen Paula – re: mini paragraphs – I think it has a lot to do.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    [Comments] The 4 Secrets of Influencer Engagement
    Please share your thoughts on influencer engagement in the comments below. Guest Post by  Jordan Feise. [Ed: Jordan works for Traackr, an SBC client; we developed the Academy of Influencer Marketing together. Her Her guest-posting on WUL has no ties to AIM or any form of compensation; I asked her to submit a GP because she’s killer smaht.]. Influencer marketing has officially gone mainstream. 84% of brands plan to integrate influencers into their current marketing strategy. Agencies and enterprises alike are investing in and executing successful influencer marketing campaigns.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    [Comments] A PR Pro’s Guide to Facebook News and New Features
    Comments Yep. The big Facebook F8 Conference was last week and there was lots of news out of it, namely video, instant articles, and a massive change to the news feed. Here is the PR pro's guide to it all. The post A PR Pro’s Guide to Facebook News and New Features appeared first on Spin Sucks. Totally, totally agree with you. We're also going to test. by Gini Dietrich But at least you're getting feedback on the page, which –. by Danny Brown Maybe I'll record the Inquisition in a ball cap and no makeup. by Gini Dietrich Really? With as active as you are on Snapchat? This bothers.
  • FIREBELLY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [Comments] 7 Instagram Marketing Tips For Bars, Restaurants & Breweries
    Comment on and “double tap” those pics! love Sprout Social for monitoring & responding to comments/mentions/hashtags. We receive a lot of questions from bars, restaurants and breweries about marketing on Instagram. want to share quick answers to seven of the most common questions below. 1) Why should we be using Instagram to connect with customers? Instagram is the fastest growing social network—with 400 million users, it’s bigger than Twitter. Search for those tagging your brand in their photos or updates. Respond to mentions and tags. like Schedugram for scheduling content.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [Comments] Advertising and Marketing Awards Are Stupid Vanity Metrics
    Comments I don't think anyone's arguing that awards are “the most. Advertising and marketing awards are hardly representative of a successful marketing campaign these days. They are merely a popularity contest in which the coolest brands with the biggest budgets win over the judges. Steve Randazzo has a challenge for brands and agencies to double down on increasing sales and creating rock-solid foundations built by high-quality work. The post Advertising and Marketing Awards Are Stupid Vanity Metrics appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Carlin This. So much this. All of this.
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [Comments] 3 financial services firms using incubators and accelerators to drive innovation
    Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. Disruptive forces are set to radically transform financial services over the next decade. Traditional players are being asked fundamental questions about how to respond to the emergence of nimble and agile competitors and how to thrive in a disrupted world. But how can financial services brands respond to these challenges? Internal innovators are often so enmeshed with their company’s ways of doing things that innovative ideas and solutions can be constrained within the invisible box that is corporate culture.
  • TRENDS SPOTTING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [Comments] Enterprise Innovation Platforms and Online Innovation Campaigns
    With the right trigger for action, employees can engage easily by posting new ideas, voting, commenting, and building on each other’s ideas. Innovation platforms are fast evolving to address the need for controlled innovation management in large enterprises. Originally developed for idea-management at the initial stage of the innovation process, they now provide comprehensive solution to complex managerial change and improvement initiatives, especially as innovation becomes more central to product development and company competitiveness. Research Review and Case Studies.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [Comments] The Ultimate Toolkit for the Professional Content Marketer
    be great – you never know who may be reading it offhand, and you don’t want bad comments about how poor the writing quality it. Put in you “pitch” for them in the comments below. Content marketers have to wear many “hats.” They have to come up with great topics for posts; they have to create catchy and compelling headlines; they have to actually write the posts; they have to find engaging graphics and media; they have to distribute to the right channels, and then they have to review the analytics so as to know what is working and what is not. Identifying Your Audience. Topics.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [Comments] The Pros (and Cons) to a Virtual Team
    Comments This is pretty good! There are definite pros to building a virtual team for your business and we explore them here. We also describe the only two cons we've found. The post The Pros (and Cons) to a Virtual Team appeared first on Spin Sucks. You're winning, so far! by Gini Dietrich That's a really good point! While most of our team are. by Gini Dietrich I remember, it had to be 2009, when you told me about your. by Gini Dietrich We found it didn't work so well when there were some in the. by Gini Dietrich I have found that if you are intentional about it, you actually.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    [Comments] How to Defend Your Name and Protect Your Reputation Online
    You can better build out a positive presence through such behaviors as like making comments on professionally-focused blog posts, writing reviews on books concerning subjects you know and actively participating in professional online forums. Defending and protecting your reputation online is more difficult to achieve than ever before. The speed at which information spreads online, the ever-increasing number of ways to share it, and the tendency of some negative items to go viral, has made the defense of your brand and reputation nearly impossible. Improve Your Presentation. Socialnomic
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    [Comments] Monday Roundup: Building Influencer Relationships
    Please share in the comments below. . In today’s marketing environment, word of mouth is worth its weight in gold. And building influencer relationships is one of the best ways to spread the word about your business or campaign. There are many ways to form these relationships, such as through direct or indirect interaction, or through content … or through analytics. Here are some ideas. 1. Ten Tips for Creating Influential Content Using Social Media. ” 2.  Influencer Engagement: 15 Ways to Fail & 25 Ways to WIN [eBook]. ” 3.  ” 4. ” 7. 
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016
    [Comments] How to Use Your Inner Contrarian to Generate Endless Content Ideas
    Finally, the same reasons that encourage sharing will inevitably bring about engagement and, in particular, comments. This is a guest contribution from   Matt Clough. Whether your blog falls within a niche with apparently endless opportunities or a dreaded “boring” one, the one thing that all bloggers (and writers in general) come up against at some point or another is writer’s block. You might have covered every conceivable question your readers might ask; you may simply be burned out. As a blogger, there’s a constant temptation to tell people what you think they want to hear. General
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #304
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . Here are all the Facebook Messenger bots we know about so far - Engadget. Facebook announced a lot of stuff at its annual developer conference this week; it's widely accepted that chat is the new app store, and bots are the new apps. But what apps are out there today? Here's a nascent list.
  • SOCMED SEAN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
    [Comments] Nurture Your Social Network By Helping Someone Else
    Give it a shot and let me know how it goes with a tweet or a comment. Just a quick challenge for everyone today. Keep in mind that your social network largely consists of your in-person connections, as opposed to just your online fans, followers, and subscribers. So, today I challenge you to reach out to someone in your network who you haven’t spoken to in a while. Maybe it’s a previous employee, maybe it’s your favorite manager from a past job. Find someone who you just want to reconnect with and ask them to grab a  cup of coffee. Share stories and reconnect. Cheers!
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
    [Comments] How Difficult Is It to Break into the World of Freelance Writing?
    Comments Great tips and a very realistic take on freelance writing. Julie Peterson answers the tough question: "How difficult is it to break into the freelance writing market?" Here is what she has to say. The post How Difficult Is It to Break into the World of Freelance Writing? appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Paula Kiger Related Stories What Did the Comedian Say to the Marketer? Content Creation Should Include Experiences The Alexa Content Calendar Helps You Plan and Create.
  • TALKWALKER SM  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
    [Comments] #MyPillStory & the Anti-Baby App: Why Pharma Can’t Afford to Ignore Women’s Health on Social
    On Twitter, a story recently developed when London woman Holly Brockwell received a lot of negative comments about her battle to get sterilised on the NHS. Women’s health is a massive topic online. Surveys have shown that looking up health information is one of the main reasons why women use the internet. In fact, more than 80% of internet users are using the internet to get health topics, and about half say that information they find social media affects their health decisions. Between Savior and Side Effects: The Good and the Bad of the Pill. She soon received more than 500 replies.
  • TALKWALKER SM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Comments] F8 Recap: 3 Things You Need To Know About Facebook’s Next 10 Years – Guest Blog
    At F8, Zuckerberg announced that Live (Facebook’s live-streaming platform) is going to be made a more central focus, noting that Live videos gain 10 times more comments than regular videos. “We’re also at the beginning of a golden age of online video,” Zuckerberg said. “We opened up Live video to everyone, and the response so far has been pretty amazing.”. The following is a guest blog by founder and CEO of On Base Marketing Justin Lafferty who attended the Facebook F8 conference on April 12. Justin was formerly Editor of Adweek’s SocialTimes blog.  pic.twitter.com/zZlF9ObSGf.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Comments] What Happens When You Engage Fans With Facebook Live
    It was a gamble, but our fans seemed to love it on the first video: When you get comments like, “This is super cool,” and “LOVE,” it means the content resonated with your fans. If you’re the social media manager at your company, and you put yourself in front of the camera, be prepared for some tough comments: Invest in Swag. Image via Unsplash. As an agricultural company, part of our editorial calendar is telling the story of our products—seeds—and the people—farmers—who use them. From a storytelling perspective, the variables can provide the tension that makes a story compelling.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Comments] Influence your PR campaign with Influencer Marketing
    Please share in the comments below. Guest Post by Taral Patel. Let’s face it. Content is evolving and so are the ways in which people consume it. 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. This is where influencer marketing comes to the rescue. Loosely defined as a marketing strategy involving influencers to impact buyer decisions and boost a brand’s visibility by using their online personality and popularity, influencer marketing has many takers. But wait.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Comments] Business Success Varies By Person. What’s Your Definition?
    Comments Really? It takes 10 years to have overnight success in business, yet many people play the "keeping up with the Joneses" game. What is YOUR definition of success. The post Business Success Varies By Person. What’s Your Definition? appeared first on Spin Sucks. Shoot. by Gini Dietrich Anything that doesn't put you in jail, or sees you as a. by Danny Brown Related Stories Five Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Use Mind Mapping Man Convicted of Fraud for Falsifying Contracts at Agency Red Flags in Business Relationships Create Success.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
    [Comments] Welcome to the Newly Redesigned ProBlogger Blog
    Comments Boom! Welcome to the newly redesigned ProBlogger! If you’re a regular reader of ProBlogger the changes to the site will be pretty obvious, but I wanted to take a few moments to describe some of what’s changed, the story behind the changes, and reveal a little of our next steps (there’s a lot more to come). ProBlogger started as a fairly personal blog about my journey to make a living from blogging back in 2004, and since that time it’s grown far beyond even my wildest expectations. Step 1 of a New ProBlogger. Portals: To Help You Find the Help You Need Fast. Create Content.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
    [Comments] Clickbait: Information overload! How can brands cut-through all the noise?
    Ultimately, these new newsfeed algorithms exist to generate more meaningful engagement, driving not just clicks, but conversations via comments, and shares. You won’t believe the hidden message in this blog post! Or rather – there isn’t one, I just wanted you to click through and read this. But bear with me – I’m about to suggest something incredibly controversial – a never-heard-before admission by a social agency!*. For brands, adopting the same practice can negatively affect perception and ultimately – sales. How do they beat them rather than join them? Platform crackdown.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Strategies to Capture Readers That You Might Not Have Tried
    If you want to warm up first, you can start by posting thoughtful comments on a forum first. P.S. After you leave a comment, grab my guide to increasing your productivity here. Right now is the perfect time to reflect on the progress you’ve made this year, re-evaluate your plans as needed, and to explore new possibilities. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with different methods of attracting more readers to my blog. If you’ve been following Kristi for a while, you probably know the tried-and-true methods already, such as social media, guest blogging, and the like. Win-win! 5.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
    [Comments] How To Build An Effective Social Media Strategy
    Share them in the comments. As someone who is in the process of launching a new consumer-focused startup, I was keen to understand the factors that helped businesses grow their social media influence. How do companies go from the initial dozens of followers to hundreds of thousands, if not millions of followers? Here are some tips from fellow bootstrapped start-up owners who have successfully grown their social media influence. One way to do it is to find and engage with people using popular hashtags that relate to your industry and engage with them. So why are we discussing this?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
    [Comments] The Dangers of Virality Above Journalistic Integrity
    Comments Agreed. With more news being shared than reported, the danger of a misreported story reaching official viral status is real. Scott Merritt analyzes the controversy behind the removal of swastikas from the Tappan Zee High School production of Mel Brooks’ now-classic musical comedy ‘The Producers.'. The post The Dangers of Virality Above Journalistic Integrity appeared first on Spin Sucks. But sensationalism is what it is because we're human, by Scott Merritt Hey there Scott, So true, mate – and this point of yours. by Scott Merritt Hi Scott, Exactly!
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
    [Comments] Monday Roundup: Influencer Marketing
    Please share in the comments below and don’t forget to join us for #measurePR on April 14th from 12 to 1 pm ET. If you’re not already leveraging the power of influencer marketing for your campaigns, you’re missing out. Next week will see the monthly #measurePR Twitter chat (April 14, 12-1 pm ET), where we’ll welcome four heavy-hitting influencers to talk about measuring influencer marketing and more. In the meantime, let’s see what they and several past #measurePR guests have had to say about influencer marketing in this week’s roundup. 1. Kittens!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016
    [Comments] How to Make Your Blog a Cybersecurity Fortress
    Make sure that no commenters on your blog are trying to launch an XSS attack on your blog or linking directly to webpages that spread malware. If so, please leave a comment below to continue this important conversation that affects every single blogger. This is a guest contribution from Cassie Phillips. Problogger is where I learned a lot of my own blogging skills, and I cannot compliment Darren enough for creating a space for bloggers that focuses on real improvement and in-depth conversation. These bloggers are, unfortunately, wrong. Use a Virtual Private Network. Use HTTPS.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #303
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . Miniatur Wunderland - MiWuLaTV - YouTube. I'm going to Hamburg. When I asked around, apparently this was the thing to do. Yep, it's a model railroad. Yep, they took it to a ridiculous degree. Yep, it's had a Google Street View car." Alistair for Hugh). Friction used to matter. amazon.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016
    [Comments] 3 Ways to Effectively Engage Website and Blog Visitors
    The advantages of having engaging content are that it’s going to organically lead to more shares, views and comments. In the world of digital marketing, it’s no longer enough to have a well-designed website or blog with some solid evergreen content. The world’s top websites and blogs are the ones that also feature a high level of interactivity and engagement. This is what readers and site visitors want—a personal experience and the feeling of connecting with real people when they visit a website. Know Your Audience. This is something essential in every area of marketing. Socialnomics
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016
    [Comments] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    Comments SEO is not about the Google but mostly Google is on target for. Happy Saturday, ProBlogger readers! What a huge week it’s been (and an even huger one next week is on the cards!) we announced Dan Norris as a keynote at our upcoming ProBlogger Event (with a very cool video), and also revealed there will be a larger focus on podcasting than in previous years – it’s really come into its own for bloggers in the last few years. How to Publish 6 Posts Every Week | Medium. It’s a noble quest, but according to Jon Westernberg, entirely doable (with tools).
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016
    [Comments] Why 2016 Will Be the Year of Video Marketing
    Audiences are 10x more likely to engage with video content—embed, share, or comment—more than text-only blogs or related social posts. January has come and gone, and February slipped out the door right behind it. Now it’s March, and you’re probably working hard to implement all those new campaigns and initiatives you developed in December. But did you set the right goals? And are you using the right tools to achieve those goals? The fact of the matter is, if you didn’t include a video marketing strategy as part of your broader content marketing plan, you’re missing out. The good news?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016
    [Comments] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Travis Peterson
    Comments This just isn't fair. On this week's Spin Sucks Inquisition, we have Travis Peterson, the founder of Impact Campaigns, which does PR and political work in the Panhandle. Stop by and say hey. The post The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Travis Peterson appeared first on Spin Sucks. Pictures of the beach on a. by Amanda Cleary Eastep Where to begin with singing the praises of this inquisition? by Paula Kiger Related Stories The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Whitney Fay The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura on Video.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016
    [Comments] Don’t treat your speaking gig like a one night stand (do this instead)
    Let us know in the comments below. OMG You’ve been asked to give a talk – on a STAGE! With real people watching you! What an amazing opportunity for you and your business, more exposure means helping more people PLUS getting more clients, sales and money – right? Yes, in an ideal world but in the real world… not if you don’t ask for it. Presenting or speaking is so much more than turning up on the day in your fave lippy and telling people about your service or product to gushing applause and a stampede of clients. The “at school naked” feeling. Tweet that!
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016
    [Comments] How to Make Your Social Media Marketing Stand Out
    This goes beyond saying “thanks” for the comments that your followers make. They’ll make comments (or not) on your social posts, showing you what kinds of things they like and what they avoid. If you’re struggling to get the information that you need out of everyday comments, you can also try sending personalized messages to a few of your followers every day to get a sampling of what they want to see. If you scroll through your Facebook and RSS feeds right now, more than a few brands that you recognize will stand out. If you want to stand out, here are some things to try.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016
    [Comments] Content Creation Should Include Experiences
    Comments Absolutely! Want your content creation to be the very best? Benedict Brychta says you need to be human and create experiences. Here is more on how to do that. The post Content Creation Should Include Experiences appeared first on Spin Sucks. agree with you and most of us have the ability to. by Paula Kiger Related Stories Use the Animated PESO Model in New Business Pitches The Alexa Content Calendar Helps You Plan and Create Content Marketing for an Executive-Level Audience.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016
    [Comments] 4 Of My Most Viewed Blog Posts This Month and Why They Worked
    Feel free to put a link in the comments below. Comments Big time numbers reel folks in Darren. Feel free to put a link in the comments below. Sometimes it’s worth taking a look back over you recent posts, weeding out the ones that have done well, and going over them for a brief review. I do this quite regularly to keep tabs on what our readers are responding to, and if there are ways I can expand or reuse the post for further content. In the last month, the four posts I chose to discuss have all been in the top 20 on Digital Photography School. What are your thoughts?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Insanely Actionable Ways to Use LinkedIn Publisher for Businesses
    An expert comment is always welcome. It is a fast-moving digital world and with so many new developments happening every day on social media, you need to constantly be on your toes. Earlier, posting articles, blogs, guest posts, etc. was majorly limited to Facebook and Twitter. However, recently LinkedIn too opened its publishing platform – LinkedIn Publisher – to all its members. Earlier this was available to only a few people selected by LinkedIn itself. And these are not updates that will disappear with time. In facts your posts will be placed at the top of your profile permanently.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
    [Comments] Warning: Are You Making These 8 Traffic-Killing Mistakes?
    If someone leaves a comment for the first time, welcome them to your blog! Many people will say something like “this is my first time commenting…” or “I’ve just found your great blog…”.)   You might even want to drop them an email to thank them for commenting. You might invite them to leave a comment, share your post, move on to read another post … or even buy one of your products. For instance, they might want to comment but not know what to write: if you ask a specific question, this makes it easier for them to engage. page is really handy.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
    [Comments] How to Boost Social Media Engagement with Influencer Marketing
    Share their posts, leave a few comments on their blogs – really start engaging with them, before you can ask them to contribute a guest post, or tweet about your product. 2. Please share in the comments below. Guest Post by Jessica Davis. Influencer marketing is more than just a buzzword. According to a 2015 report by Augure , marketers are increasingly achieving positive results with influencer marketing campaigns. Marketers who participated in the survey said that influencer engagement was effective in building brand awareness, generating leads and nurturing loyalty.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Comments] Four Tips to Help You Write About Yourself
    Comments Fantastic tips. Whether it’s completing a social media profile, a blog article bio, or an introduction for a speaking gig, we’re called to talk about ourselves more and more. That makes it critical to find a balance between the conflicting impulses of not bragging too much and putting yourself out there confidently. David J.P. Fisher comes with some tips to help you do that. The post Four Tips to Help You Write About Yourself appeared first on Spin Sucks. It is hard to write about yourself! So hard!
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Comments] Drive Forward with Better Social Media Usage
    Yes, many such comments should always be taken with a grain of salt, but using social sites to hear what others have had to say following their vehicular accidents, the positive or negative results they received from attorneys and lawyers etc. Many drivers will go a lifetime without being involved in an accident. Others, unfortunately, will not be so lucky, some even having that fatal mishap that everyone dreads. That said the world of social media can play an important role on a number of fronts anytime you and millions of other drivers get behind the wheel.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Comments] How to Create a Bridge Business That Will Take You From Now to Your Dream Job
    Comments very actionable – thanks for the information. This is a guest contribution from Bryanna Royal. You spend every day going to your 9 to 5 job, but you know there’s something more out there for you. Maybe it’s starting a travel blog , a lifestyle blog, a food blog. Whatever it may be, you know it isn’t the 9 to 5 you’re at currently. When I was in my corporate job, I quickly learned that a cubicle was not where I wanted to be. wanted to be in control of my own time. Here’s your answer: start a Bridge Business. You may ask: “why don’t I just start my dream job right away?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Comments] A One-Week, No Email Challenge
    Comments While this is an interesting challenge in principal, there are. In a world where email is used inappropriately and incorrectly, it's time to challenge ourselves and create a "no email" work zone for one week. The post A One-Week, No Email Challenge appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Danny Brown Related Stories SaneBox is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread Be Optimistic: Improve Your Job and Your Life Five Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Use Mind Mapping. entrepreneur Time Management Email Ban email overload leadership coach LMGTFY sanebox slack
  • IDACONCPTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Comments] Increasing The Interactivity Of Your Site Is A Profitable Idea
    It’s a good business practice to install an instant messenger on your site so that customers can leave questions, concerns, and comments that can be communicated directly to you. If you are the new owner of a small Internet-based business, you’ll want to know all the details of every trick you can use to increase the interactivity of your website. One of the very best things that a business owner can do to increase the productivity and profitability of their official company website is to ensure that their site is fully interactive. Image Credit: windows au [link].
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Comments] Content Marketing for an Executive-Level Audience
    Comments Glad this piece was helpful, Amanda! Content marketing works in nearly every situation, but you have to know your audience. Here, Bob Murphy explores why executives needs something different. The post Content Marketing for an Executive-Level Audience appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Bob Murphy Bob, thank you! This information is so timely for me. I've been. by Amanda Cleary Eastep Related Stories Creating False Idols: Does Social Proof Have a Place? Use the Animated PESO Model in New Business Pitches How SEO and Content Work Hand-in-Hand.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Comments] Monday Roundup: Personality, PR, and Influence
    How One Blogger More than Doubled Her Comments, Traffic, Shares and Subscribers With a Simple Tweak. Please share in the comments below. While “larger than life” personalities have always drawn attention, it seems we’re really living in an era where personality often trumps almost everything else. And today more than ever, brands are exhorted to “show some personality.” Here are this week’s selection of posts that might shed some light on the subject. 1. ” 2.  Why influencer marketing works, and the new direction its taking. ” 5.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Comments] Human Connection: The Key to Better PR Strategy
    Comments So this is what happens when you go mall walking… by Gini Dietrich Related Stories Creating False Idols: Does Social Proof Have a Place? Human connection is one of the most important skills we must have to be successful in communications. And it's something which can't be learned through market research or data-driven customer analysis. Laura Petrolino explains why you need it and three ways to cultivate it in your own work. The post Human Connection: The Key to Better PR Strategy appeared first on Spin Sucks.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Ways to Be Comfortable on Camera So You Can Make More Money with Your Blog
    If everyone were forced to say their comments in person (or at the very least, on video), I believe it’d be a nicer place out there. This is a guest contribution from Nathan Agin. Sometimes you’re just terrified. It’s not a matter of passion or knowledge—you have written plenty on your blog in the past, and people can’t shut you up once you get started. But now, you’re face-to-face with the camera, and you just freeze up. Nothing happens. You don’t feel comfortable, you don’t like it, and there’s no “magic.”. For example, here are two versions of my home page. Which one is more engaging?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #302
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . Like - The Intercept. Following up on my recent link about click fraud in modern marketing, this short (10 minute) video looks underneath the pay-per-like market, estimated at $200M a year. It ain't pretty." Alistair for Hugh). Using computer vision to understand big visual data - O'Reilly.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
    [Comments] Social Media Won’t Kill Blog Comments – Uncaring Bloggers Will
    After all, if there’s no in-depth wisdom on display, why should anyone comment? 78 comments and counting later, I guess that train of thought has been blown out of the water. And these comments aren’t just “great post”, or “well, because a blog’s a blog and not a book” No, these are some of the most thoughtful and insightful comments I’ve seen about this topic – all despite a post of only 60 words starting the discussion, all within the context of “blog comments are dead” from a very vocal majority online.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
    [Comments] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Whitney Fay
    Comments You wouldn't believe how common your story is! On this week's Spin Sucks Inquisition, we talk to Whitney Fay, who is both a client and friend. She's smart and hilarious. Learn more about her here. The post The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Whitney Fay appeared first on Spin Sucks. And yes! drawl. by Whitney Fay I remember that story! by Gini Dietrich Oh my goodness this was fun!!! And I TOTALLY TOTALLY appreciate. by Paula Kiger Related Stories The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura on Video. FollowFriday follow Social Media chuck e. cheese five second rule good riddance locknet
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016
    [Comments] I, For One, Welcome Our Algorithm Overlords
    What if you saw this awesome combination of the people you really liked (based on photos you have hearted or commented on, or the people that you engage with the most) first, coupled with the subconscious choices that you make (the time of day that you tend to hop on Instagram, types of images that you may have liked and not known that you were developing a pattern of interest in, or even pictures of people you don't follow, but are heavily liked by those you engage with the most?). Are you done with Instagram? What does that mean, in plain non-Silicon Valley English? They're worried.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016
    [Comments] Six Ways Thinking Like a Cartoonist Boosts Your Content Marketing
    Let me know in the comments. It’s no secret—I am a humor nerd. At 8, my first class presentation was on one of Hollywood’s first comic stuntmen, Harold Lloyd! As a marketer, storyteller and performing improviser, I love anything that makes me think and laugh. That’s why I love cartoons so much. We all do. If you’re human, anyway! You can say so much visually and with a simple caption and make people think, laugh and feel. And humorous content is some of the most shared content online. ” Source: Marketoonist.com (Tom Fishburne). Great Content Contains  Big Truth.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016
    [Comments] How to Blog from the Heart
    How One Blogger More than Doubled Her Comments, Traffic, Shares and Subscribers With a Simple Tweak. The Unexpected Way to Write Killer Content: Blog from Your Heart and Break All the Rules How One Blogger More than Doubled Her Comments, Traffic, Shares and Subscribers With a Simple Tweak How to Create Blog Posts That People Remember 26 Blogging Mistakes That Are Costing You Time, Money, and Credibility The post How to Blog from the Heart appeared first on ProBlogger. The first blogger blogged with her heart on her sleeve, sharing personal stories to a virtually empty audience.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016
    [Comments] Build Your Influencer Relations Campaign with Six Steps
    Comments Yes. Influencer relations is an effective tactic in a communications program, but also very time-intense. Here are six steps for a successful campaign. The post Build Your Influencer Relations Campaign with Six Steps appeared first on Spin Sucks. That's exactly how it works. by Gini Dietrich I thought I could just pay a blogger to write an advertisement. by Howie Goldfarb Start the discussion by Howie Goldfarb Related Stories Creating False Idols: Does Social Proof Have a Place?
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
    [Comments] Those Tweets May Be Your Own…But They Still Have Consequences
    The “these posts/tweets/comments are my own” disclaimers don’t mean much of anything. With a heated political season underway in the US and so many social issues at the forefront of people’s minds, many of us are eager to express opinions and share our passionate points of view on the topics at hand. So it’s worth a reminder: What you say online can and will reflect on your employer, whether you like it or not. You don’t have to like it or think it’s fair. It’s just reality. ” Those associations stick. But Amber! That works too.
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
    [Comments] Agile Innovation Update – March 2016
    The website will give consumers the opportunity to vote for their favourite concepts and then comment on everything from the shoes’ materials to their colour to inform future iterations of the design. Each month we bring you the FreshMinds Agile Innovation Update. This month we’re looking at the rise of corporate/startup partnerships, a new wearable for tracking emotional responses, how Timberland is harnessing consumers in the product development process and the new challengers set to disrupt the automotive industry. Corporate/startup partnerships on the rise.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
    [Comments] How to Start a Blog in 5 Steps
    They usually have comments and a date to show readers when it was published. If you’ve used this guide to start a blog I’d love to hear from you in comments below. In this post I want to walk you through the basics of how to start a blog, and while I do, I want to answer some of the basic technical questions that many pre-bloggers need to answer to get their first blog up and running. There are many reasons to start a blog, but the challenge that faces all aspiring bloggers (including me back in 2002) is: how to start a blog? How to Start a Blog. Configure your blog.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
    [Comments] The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy
    But at the very least, make sure you respond to anyone with comments or questions directed at you and/or your brand ( except trolls ). Marketers should set up editorial calendars for social sharing just as for blogging, but these shouldn’t be so constraining as to inhibit spur-of-the-moment commenting or sharing based on brand interactions, world or industry events, or interesting content that pops up in monitored feeds. Image credit: BundlePost. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
    [Comments] How to Be a More Consistent Blogger
    If it’s something else that holds you back, you might find today’s discussion is just what you need – and if it’s something else you struggle with, please feel free to leave a comment or a tweet and let me know what it is. If it’s something else that holds you back, you might find today’s discussion is just what you need – and if it’s something else you struggle with, please feel free to leave a comment or a tweet and let me know what it is. Sometimes, life just gets in the way of blogging. How to Be a More Consistent Blogger. Prioritising tasks. Tools.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
    [Comments] Monday Roundup: Spring Cleaning Your Strategy
    Please share in the comments below. . Spring has sprung, and if you’re like most people, you’re getting the urge to break out your rubber gloves and indulge in some good old fashioned spring cleaning. But who says you have to restrict your yearly cleaning ritual just to you your personal life? Spring cleaning your strategy can be a breath of fresh air. And I hope you get inspired with this week’s roundup. 1. 13 automation apps and tools to streamline your whole life. ” And why did we lead with this post? The 4 Rituals That Will make you an Expert at Anything.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
    [Comments] How to Choose a Format When Writing Your Next Blog Post
    If you’ve read comments asking if you know of a good video for any topic , find or create one and post it to your blog. In some cases, a content won’t have a fan base or plethora of comments to create content from. If you’re a content creator, you know that your duties go well beyond just writing text. When writing a blog, multimedia is going to keep your readers engaged. If you’re only posting YouTube videos, for example, you’re missing out on an entire demographic of website visitors who actually like to read. Do You Have an Outreach Routine? What Do Your Readers.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016
    [Comments] How One Blogger More than Doubled Her Comments, Traffic, Shares and Subscribers With a Simple Tweak
    The blogger told me that she was ranking ok in Google but that she got very few comments and hardly any subscribers. Comment numbers increased from 1-2 per post to 10-20 per post. The post How One Blogger More than Doubled Her Comments, Traffic, Shares and Subscribers With a Simple Tweak appeared first on ProBlogger. “Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” — Chinese Proverb. Darren Rowse (@problogger) March 23, 2016. Tina responded publically: @problogger That is exactly what I needed to hear – thanks! Tina B. tmsb73) March 23, 2016.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #301
    One of the best things about a widely-shared post, is the way you learn from the comments. Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . Conversational UI: a short reading list - Berg. "A few weeks ago I wrote a Medium post on chat as interface that sort of blew up. Alistair for Hugh). Alistair for Mitch). Hugh for Alistair).
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
    [Comments] 7 Innovative Hacks to Adding New Email Subscribers
    This way we can generate more comments and a plethora of social shares. Are you unhappy with the existing email subscription rates? It’s time to stop worrying and focus on the best options to bump up the same in a positive direction. Even if you aren’t checking the rates— I would urge you to look in immediately as finally there are ways to skyrocket the email subscriptions without even going overboard with the budget. There are times when a website hits a pretty rough patch— lowering down the number of email subscribers. Using ‘Exit-Intent’ Pop-Ups. Proper Formatting is the Key.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
    [Comments] YouTube Explores Live Streaming
    Google spokesman denied to comment stating, “We don’t comment on rumor or speculation.” Thou Shalt Stream. If the rumors are true, then we feel like a high school girl with a crush. YouTube might be making it even easier and faster to watch our favorite stars. The video sharing service is venturing into the live streaming scene. According to VentureBeat, the app will be called YouTube Connect and will directly compete with the likes of Facebook, Periscope, Meerkat and other streaming platforms. Source Mashable). Donald Trump Loves Tinder. Just Kidding. Source MSN).
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
    [Comments] How to ‘Humanize’ Your Blog to Drive Engagement
    You want people to comment on your blog, to subscribe to your newsletter, and to connect with you. People follow blogs, share blog posts, and comment on posts not only because they like the ideas in the content but because they like the people who wrote it. comments. Those with an author photo averaged almost 27 comments. So when people reach the end of your post and you encourage them to leave a comment, they can see exactly who they’re responding to. This creates a social atmosphere and assures commenters that real people are listening to them.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
    [Comments] 17 Content Creation Secrets to Wow Your Readers
    Bonus Tip: Read the comments of these posts, and find if there is anyone who has a problem worth solving. According to one of the comments made by my wife’s best friend: This shows the type of emotions my dedication to my wife evokes. Creating high-quality content is critical to content marketing success. With With more than 2 millions blog posts published every day, you need a way to make your content stand out. But you’re probably wondering, “How do I create high-quality content that drives traffic and engagement?” David Ogilvy. highlight to tweet).
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
    [Comments] Eight Tips for Influencer Marketing Done Well
    Comments I agree, Bob. We live in an era where celebrity endorsements aren't what they once were. The work of the people is more influential when it comes to influencer marketing. The post Eight Tips for Influencer Marketing Done Well appeared first on Spin Sucks. loved working on the Florida Prepaid Program. by Paula Kiger I wonder about the truth of this sentence: “When I pushed. by Bob LeDrew Yes yes yes. It takes years to build up trust, and a second to. by Rosemary ONeill Ba da dum! by Gini Dietrich YEAH! That experience was out of this world (sorry I couldn't.
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016
    [Comments] Happy 10th Birthday, Twitter! Thanks For The Gifts. #LoveTwitter
    knew then, as I do now, that the chances he would see and comment on my Tweet were pretty slim, but that didn’t matter. I was a part of the conversation. I had an outlet to connect with people all around the world! When commenting on my friend Gini Dietrich’s 10th birthday blog post yesterday, I talked about how thankful I am for the relationships I’ve built that remain the same even though we don’t see one another often. There Was No Turning Back Right then and there, I knew I had to be a part of it for more reasons than one. Does Twitter Matter?
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