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  • FEVER BEE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
    [Comments] Adding and Subtracting Behaviour
    If every member spammed the community, tried to siphon traffic for their own activities, posted provocative comments, or played silly games – this would clearly be a bad thing. 'Let’s divide community behaviour into two (oversimplified) categories. There is behaviour that adds to the community and behaviour that subtracts from it. You can judge whether behaviour adds or subtracts from the community by judging what would happen if everyone took the same action. This is where innocuous and (sometimes) well-meaning posts that help an individual member run into trouble.
    [Comments] Get More Twitter Followers
    Comment on other people’s tweets with relevant and non-spammy replies. Give people enough room to retweet you with a comment. Do you want more Twitter followers? People seem to believe they do. wrote about how to get more Twitter followers a few years ago. To be honest, I don’t know what more followers gets you. It’s like living in Los Angeles versus living in Buffalo. There are more people in Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean much. More followers doesn’t directly equate to more attention. How to Add Twitter Followers. see more on that here.).
    [Comments] How Social Media Should Connect Us
    tried to rationalize that unless you commented here, I didn’t know you. I need to confess something. need to get something off my chest. need to tell you why I refused your friend requests over the past two years on social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. want to say I am sorry for reading your messages and requests to be my friend, for me to join your networks and for you to join mine. You wanted me to share myself with you on a deeper level outside of this blog and you invited me into your inner sanctum — and I said no. So, I said no. And, I’m sorry.
    [Comments] 5 great articles you may have missed (April 29 – May 5, 2013)
    Share the links in the comment section below. 'Every week, I share my favorite social media articles from around the blogosphere on Creative Ramblings. magazine and Google+ Community. Any articles you have read and liked recently? Great Resources Social Media best articles of the week
    [Comments] 5 great articles you may have missed (April 22-28, 2013)
    Share the links in the comment section below. 'Every week, I share my favorite social media articles from around the blogosphere on Creative Ramblings. magazine and Google+ Community. Any articles you have read and liked recently? Great Resources Social Media best articles of the week
    [Comments] Four Ways to Make a Captivating First Impression with Your Blog In a Reader’s Market
    Invite readers to share, comment, and interact. Test your comment process and archiving. Share them in the comments. This guest post is by Bill Post of Business Card Design. In real estate, first impressions are everything. Even though the color of the front door would be easy and affordable to repaint, it’s one of the first things a potential buyer notices. If your door is red and the buyer doesn’t like it, most likely she isn’t going to bother looking at the interior. Maybe she doesn’t even know why she doesn’t like the house.
    [Comments] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, New Portfolio Design & Surprised Kitten
    Why you should moderate all comments in WordPress. Articles featured in the resources come primarily from people I interact with in the comments, and on the social networks. So comment away ( DoFollow, CommentLuv, and KeywordLuv enabled), and join me on the networks below, and if your article/photo/video catches my eye, it may appear in following Fetching Friday posts. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, a new portfolio design, the surprised kitten, and the week in review at The Resources Mashup. Blogging.
    [Comments] Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.
    Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 7 Reasons Not to Put All Your Eggs in the Twitter Basket March 16th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Are you too Twitter-obsessed in your social media approach? Read the comments [link] [link] Suzanne Hull RT @jaybaer: 7 Reasons Not to Put All Your Eggs in the Twitter Basket.
    [Comments] Can non-profits lead the way for mass-adoption or geolocation.
    I know I do, at least unless there is a cheeky comment making me want to check out the location, but I still use the applications. Share your thoughts in the comments below or with your own networks. Comment - Leave a comment! blog comments powered by Disqus Stay connected Recent Posts Can influence be bought? Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading Can non-profits lead the way for mass-adoption or geolocation applications? With that said there is one group that is ripe to set the standards for geolocation check-ins – non-profits.
    [Comments] Help make “Open Leadership” a bestseller - Founder of Altimeter.
    By the way, sorry for my bad english Leave a Reply Please read my comment policy Search Twitter Updates Laughing my head off watching The Flying Karamazov Brothers (trying to) juggle greased balloons in San Jose. (@ San Jose Repertory Theatre) 2 weeks ago @ artist_branding Glad you enjoyed Open Leadership! Home Blog Open Leadership Groundswell Resources Engagements News About Charlene Help make “Open Leadership&# a bestseller I’m looking forward to finally launching my new book, Open Leadership. The official launch date is Monday, May 24th which is right around the corner. I
    [Comments] How Size Matters in the Social Media ROI Debate
    That was a comment I added to a great post from Matt Ridings called “ Is Our Addiction to ROI Killing Social Media &# on Convince & Convert. Tweet Guest post by Simon Gornick , a content consultant specializing in short form slogans, and owner of The Tagline Machine. ROI in social media is a luxury. And the only brands that can accept that are likely to be big ones with multi-platform marketing budgets. The larger the brand, the more likely they are to use social media without concerning themselves with its dollar ROI, when goodwill for them, is priceless. You are the CMO.
    [Comments] SEO is Dead. Content Marketing = Guaranteed SEO
    recent Searchmetrics study brought more weight to what we’ve known for a full year: social signals, defined as shares, comments, ReTweets and similar factors, is critical to guaranteed SEO results. 'SEO as we know it is actually gone forever. The most recent Hummingbird update to Google’s search algorithm was a final nail in the coffin of an industry that had been in decline since the major Panda update in 2011 that affected as many as 30% of all search results. Are you dubious, or worried that our position is extreme? image credit: Search Engine Watch. Google PageRank May Be Dying.
    [Comments] 11.5 Amazing Content Creation Tools for Becoming a Super Blogger
    m sure I’ve missed many helpful resources, so let’s discuss your tried-and-true tools in the comments below. 'Your content is really only as good as its context. Would you read something about a 2012 political election, or best practices for using MySpace? Probably not. Humans have an innate craving for trending news and breaking stories. Being able to blend your branded messaging with relevant topics will significantly increase the virality of your content marketing. However, as content marketing expert Marcus Sheridan believes, “many businesses…are missing the mark big time.”.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013
    [Comments] 20 Devastating Content Marketing Mistakes [Cartoons]
    It’s easy to focus on your number of words written per day, or blog comments per post, and lose track of the metrics that matter in the process. 'The science of content marketing is much bigger than publishing an occasional blog. Custom content has grown into a 43.9 billion dollar industry, and even skeptics have to admit that it’s serious business. The best content marketers are wizards who are able to blend writing, multi-media content, PR, social media, and networking into a comprehensive online presence. Not Prioritizing Time Management. Abusing SEO. Obsessive Self-Editing.
    [Comments] Social Connectivity is a Human Need - Jeff Korhan
    Recent Comments Seo Services on Typepad vs Wordpress Series - Own Your Blog Jeff Korhan on Authenticity Guidelines Supra Skytop II on A Social Networking Theory Walter Adamson on 5 Ways to Make Your Blog Posts Outstanding Walter Adamson on Authenticity Guidelines Jeff Korhan on What Does Your Blog Writing Style Say About You? My friend Richard Heller and me at a Green Industry Event The Paradox of Social Media Technology This study validates what I have said before, that there are a lot of paradoxes involved with social media.  Or it can be an industry association. So there you go.
    [Comments] Does Facebook Anonymous Login Encourage Brand Trust?
    Let us know in the comments. 'Image via Facebook As a digital strategist at Janrain , a social sign-in company, I wanted to focus on the two major announcements related to marketing with social login and social data: 1. Anonymous Login: Social login without requiring the user to hand over PII (Personally Identifiable Information) 2. Line by Line Controls:  The ability for users allow or disallow individual permissions at the point of authorization (rather than all or nothing) What do these changes mean for marketers? Of course, these concerns are not new. Check out this screenshot below.
    [Comments] Our Digital Lives
    We must be vigilant with all of this technology, and we must also stay positive and do our best to self-educate ourselves about what it means to be putting all of this "stuff" out there for the world to see, share and comment upon. 'Don''t blame technology. Technology is ambiguous. Yesterday, I blogged about a new documentary that was being aired on TVO titled, Life After Digital. The documentary depressed me on many levels. It''s sad. In fact, in many instances, it''s tragic (as the documentary displays). or our society. It would be easy to create a documentary on any city.
    [Comments] 10 Vital Stats for Blog Health—and How to Track Them
    Comments: An excellent way to see if you are having an impact is to look at the comments on your site. How many comments are posts getting? not to your homepage) you will see the link in your comments list—and then go back to their sites and engage with them. Let me know in the comments. This article is by Dan Norris of Web Control Room. As an active blogger, I’m always looking at various stats to help me understand how well I’m doing. And better still, most of the tools are free! Revenue and profit. RSS subscribers. What are others talking about?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Comments] Weekend Project: Write Posts that Hold Readers to the End
    Well, we can measure engagement in terms of statistics or sales or comment counts or … but really, engagement means people paying attention to what we have to say, and the ability of our messages to stay with them. Look out for the first post later today, and in the meantime, share your favorite writing technique with us in the comments. I’ve said before that blog posts contain many elements , and we all know that writing a good blog post takes work. After all, to write a good blog post you need to be a good writer—generally speaking, anyway! how to write metaphors.
    [Comments] Apple Magic Mouse Review
    Leave a Reply blog comments powered by Disqus 105 SUBSCRIBERS 50161 FOLLOWERS Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Apple , Computer Hardware / Apple Magic Mouse Review | Subcribe via RSS Apple Magic Mouse Review November 8th, 2009 Posted in Apple , Computer Hardware Tweet Share It’s no secret I have formed a deep, passionate love for all things Apple over the past 6 months. After a 2 month learning curve getting used to the differences in operating systems, I am fully assimilated. Expensive?
    [Comments] All Public Facebook Posts Are Now Searchable On Graph Search – Here’s How To Make Them Private
    You will have to go into those sections separately to change the privacy settings to “private” Let us know in the comments if you will be switching your privacy settings. 'Back in January, I explained and described Facebook’s foray into making a search engine called Graph Search , and how it had the potential to turn things upside down. Now Graph Search has become even more powerful, with the news that all public posts on Facebook, will be fully searchable via the Graph search engine. but the public posts? They are now fair game. Ask Open Graph. Ask Open Graph.
    [Comments] Is Brand Advocacy Part of Your Marketing Strategy to Reach Tradesman?
    Some brand advocates will surface on their own by commenting on your blog or website several times or talking you up on an online forum.  Others might offer positive comments on a survey or warranty card. 'Let’s face it, in an ideal world we’d all want our customers to love us! We all know that’s not going to happen, but I’ll bet you might have more advocates for your brand than you think. Why are brand advocates important? Studies show that people rely on peer recommendations and reviews before purchasing goods. They are your ambassadors in the trades.
    [Comments] Web Journal June 13th – 19th 2010 plus what are the real motivators to decision making
    Invest time reading, commenting on and sharing other people’s content. First, the basic stuff – a report that small businesses are collapsing like wild fire around the Gulf of Mexico due to the Gulf Oil Spill that was largely caused by British Petroleum – while this is not unexpected – it’s also grimly illuminating.  Then another story we probably already forgot but was big news early this week that the Pentagon ‘Discovers’ Huge Lithium Deposit in Afghanistan. Think I could really get into dropping virtual pennies into the pot! We’ll see. 
    [Comments] afaqs! Story on What the Sunsilk Gang of Girls Redesign Means for.
    Carvalho declined to comment on the core reasons behind the withdrawal or change in social media features. View Comments Gaurav Mishra helps global brands benefit from social squared, or the intersection of social as in connecting people and social as in benefiting the society.Follow the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again. Powered by WordPress and K2 Entries Feed and Comments Feed 43 queries. Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! afaqs!
    [Comments] Friday Vendor Roundup: Huddle, HiqhQ, Mango Apps, & Mindjet
    This newest release includes some big new additions such as: responsive design for mobile (all devices), tablet, and desktops; secure file sharing, rich profiles, private messaging, activity streams (including microblogging, image sharing, commenting, and “liking”), and task management. 'Every Friday I’m going to attempt to summarize any relevant news in the future of work/collaboration space. ll provide the name of the vendor, a short summary of what the announcement or piece of news is with a link to the original, and finally a short POV. Huddle launched Connected Desktop.
    [Comments] Emergent Collaboration Vendor Review: Traction Software
    Deeply integrated action tracking and coordination, the system lets you comment, tag, task, and link within work space boundaries or across boundaries. Traction also offers a very unique approach to tagging, creating tasks, commenting, and linking to content which can be done anywhere pretty much as though you were reading a word document. Every Friday I’m going to be reviewing a vendor in the emergent collaboration space and will provide an overview on that vendor which includes everything from leadership and vision to technology and market focus. Integration capabilities.
    [Comments] Social Business Means Collaborating Internally and Externally
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Social Business Means Collaborating Internally and Externally View Comments December 22nd, 2009 I had the opportunity to write an article for Jennifer Leggio over at Zdnet on the importance of internal and external collaboration.  blog comments powered by Disqus Connect with me Subscribe to Social Media RSS RSS About Jacob Email Me Jacob Morgan is the Principal of Chess Media Group , a social business consultancy that works with medium and enterprise companies on developing Enterprise 2.0,
    [Comments] Blog Karma: How Good Blogging Deeds Can Spike Your Traffic
    This blogger was actually the very first person to post a comment to my blog (other than my mom!), She made me feel like a blogging rock star, even though it was just one little comment! There were so many wonderful comments from outstanding people. This is a guest post by Joshua Noerr of Since I was very young, I was told, and shown, the importance of giving back and doing things for other people. I’ve always felt that the highest measure of a person’s character is the degree of service they are willing to provide for others. What can you do?
    [Comments] So, You Want to be a Web Editor?
    If you really want to be a pal, share your tips for being a web editor in the comments below and I''ll Tweet ''em out. 'Running a digital presence isn''t for the faint of heart. But it seems like everyone and their brother''s brand is dipping their toes into the content hustling game. Competition for audience share is heating up in every niche and only the strong will survive. Before you throw your hat into the ring, here are 11 things to consider if you''d like to come out on top: 1. The words business is a numbers game. Headlines drive traffic. Slogans increase sales.". Paint one. .
    [Comments] Help Wanted: Searching for the Next Five-Tool Editor
    Share your thoughts in the comments 'If you follow professional baseball, you’ve probably heard that Robinson Cano, former all-world second baseman for the New York Yankees, recently left the Bronx Bombers for an obscenely profitable gig out west with the Seattle Mariners. Just how much money are we talking here? At $240 million over 10 years, it’s being called the third-richest free-agent contract in baseball history. It’s a massive haul for the five-time all-star, who made waves earlier this year when he hired hip-hop mogul turned sports agent Jay-Z to represent him. Who is? Nowhere.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #132
    Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "If you want to learn how to build tech companies, Peter Thiel is a good place to start. He taught a class at Stanford -- even though he's famous for telling people to drop out -- and it was the hot ticket on campus. Here's a student--and prolific note-taker-- Blake Masters ' summary of the course." " (Alistair for Hugh). completely nuts.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #54
    Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "Two videos for the long weekend, whichever side of the border you live on. but if you're not in Canada or the US, you'll just have to chug some maple syrup, fire a gun, and pretend) First off: the tech world was abuzz this week with Google + , a new entrant into social networking from a giant that seems to have learned the lessons of Buzz and Wave.
    [Comments] Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.
    Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Kurrently Revolutionizes Real-Time Search With Twitter + Facebook Results May 17th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The future of real-time data didn’t come from Google. Take a second to check it out and then leave a comment, okay? Or Microsoft. Or IBM. link] PUBLIC ACTIF!
    [Comments] How to Convert Visitors from Your About Page
    Offer personal comments on why you love each of the products you recommend in order to make your About page product features more engaging to visitors. Share your tips with us in the comments. This guest post is by AJ Kumar of Single Grain. One of the most under-utilized pieces of website real estate out there is the About Us page.  While most webmasters treat it as a throw-away repository for a stock biography or company history, consider the mindset of the visitors who arrive on these pages. . So why waste this valuable opportunity to engage visitors and increase conversions?! 
    [Comments] Opting-Out Of Facebook Sponsored Stories May Be On The Way
    I’d love to hear about it in the comments! In 2011, Facebook announced a new advertising program called “Sponsored Stories” that basically told your friends what you were doing in the form of an advertisement. For instance, if I posted “Grabbing my third cup of coffee from Starbucks today. Watch out co-workers!” In face, Facebook’s FAQs clearly indicate that opting out wasn’t an option. The case, Angel Fraley et al., individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated vs. Facebook Inc., 11-cv-1726 , was argued in U.S. Too funny! Cheers!
    [Comments] 3 Questions to Ask Before You Publish Your Next Blog Post
    Leave a comment? Let us know in the comments. “Warning: this post may cause dizziness.&#. This is not a warning you want to put at the top of a blog post. But guess what? Many should. Because some blog posts leave visitors feeling dizzy and confused. They come in with the intention of either being entertained or learning something. But they leave saying, “What the heck was that?&#. Part of the reason readers feel this way is because the author has “ Lost syndrome.&# What is it exactly? Well I have a few theories. But the top one is this. Build a bond with them.
    [Comments] Weekly Trends + Using Polls
    Last week, along with the list of the ten most-blogged-about topics of the week, we talked about how to get more comments on your blog. But the truth is, some readers aren’t going to comment, no matter what you do. Polls are quicker and easier than comments and many readers who won’t take the time to form a fully thought-out comment are more than happy to hit quick button to share their opinion via poll. This example provides results with minimal commentary, but it prompts a conversation in the comments. Darren. MTV Video Music Awards / VMAs. It’s a great fit.
    [Comments] The Roundup: What I Wish People Knew
    If I’ve missed you, just let me know in the comments. You just never know when you’re going to hit a nerve. Several weeks ago, I wrote a post entitled What I Wish More People Knew About Me. The intention was to share a bit more of the personal side of me as commentary on how we get to know people superficially online, but we rarely see or explore past the surface. Apparently I’m not the only one that feels that way. There’s something cathartic about writing a few things about yourself, whether they’re surprising or not so much. The roundup is below. Miller.
    [Comments] Five Myths of Community Management | Brass Tack Thinking
    Brass Tack Thinking Make Things Happen Home About Amber Naslund Tamsen McMahon Contact Speaking Amber Naslund Tamsen McMahon Brass Tack Reading Archives Five Myths of Community Management June 30, 2009 | by Amber Naslund View Comments Community management as a discipline is evolving. People need the validation that the faces behind the avatars and the voices behind the comments are real, sentient beings with personalities. How about tracking the volume and sentiment of the posts and comments written about you over a period of time? Comments, aweigh. What Say You?
    [Comments] Russia’s Biggest Social Media Sites Becoming Monopolized?
    In the world of social media, it’s easy to take for granted those inane posts, likes and comments; for some in the world, simply using it can be dangerous. 'Contrary to what many Americans may think, it’s not all about just Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest when it comes to social media (SM) platforms. In other parts of the world, there are some SM sites which top the charts but the majority of Americans have never heard of. In Russia, the go-to SM platform is VKontakte (VK), the biggest platform in the country, and it was just taken over by eccentric billionaire Alisher Usmanov.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #45
    Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? " A student in the UK may have beaten Microsoft 's Kinect tracking system. As the videos on this site show, it's amazing what you can do with a webcam these days -- from haptic interfaces to facial recognition. Cheap, ubiquitous tracking can help the disabled, provide better security, and much more." " (Alistair for Hugh). alistair croll.
    [Comments] Do Something Different Today to Help Grow Your Blog
    There are tons of articles on what social media platform might be best for you , how to write a great comment so you get noticed on other people’s blogs, and how to be seen. 'It is a truth universally acknowledged that if one has a blog, one is in want of readers. We want people to stop by and read our stories, hear our messages, see our videos, listen to our podcasts. We want to connect, we want to share, and we want to engage. But sometimes we get stuck in a rut marketing ourselves to our audiences. Proven traffic-drivers and ways to engage your readership are talked about a lot.
    [Comments] How I Got 1,000 People to My Blog in its First Ten Days
    commented on other blogs and articles: I found people who were writing about similar subjects and commented with a link back to my blog. d be delighted if readers would share their experiences of their most successful blog marketing tools in the comments below. This guest post is by Heather Baker of the B2B PR Blog. When I launched my first blog, the B2B Guide to Social Media , in 2010, my strategy for building its readership relied heavily on blind faith. It was a slow process, but provided an excellent opportunity to learn what it takes to build a blog’s followers.
    [Comments] Selling Soft, Willy Loman
    Share your thoughts in the comments below or with your own networks. Comment - Leave a comment! blog comments powered by Disqus Stay connected Recent Posts Can influence be bought? Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading Selling Soft, Willy Loman Written on July 6, 2010 by Espo in Branding Over the past few weeks I have found myself pondering about Arthur Miller’s iconic Willy Loman. If you are unfamiliar with the character, please stop reading and pick up a copy of Death of a Salesman , or click here for a quick version. Don’t believe me?
    [Comments] 6 Potentially Wildly Inaccurate Observations about Tostitos and Social Sentiment
    As a marketer, don’t sound the alarm just because you see a few negative tweets or forum comments doesn’t mean all hope is lost. It’s entirely possible you love this commercial. don’t. The Tostitos “talking bag” commercial ran extensively during the bowl game extravaganza on ESPN and other channels on January 2. There are actually at least two spots, but this one ran more often). Given that I almost never watch television without an iPad nearby, I quickly retweeted displeasure about the commercial. Dusty (@DustyHunt) January 3, 2012. Hell, 12.7%
    [Comments] YouTube to launch a kid-friendly app
    The result is a simple-to-use interface that rids the screen of distracting elements such as viewer comments while offering unique features such as a parent-controller timer that shuts down the app after a set amount of time. 'USA TODAY reported on Friday morning that YouTube, Google’s online video library, wants to provide a more age-appropriate experience to its younger users causing their engineers to come up with a new app called YouTube Kids. The free app launches Feb. 23, and at present is available for Android devices only. Instead, they often pump money into TV ads.
    [Comments] 4 Companies Changing How We Communicate Online
    Let me know in the comments section. 'Today’s technology moves so fast we rarely take a moment to step back and look at the impact on our lives. The way we communicate online is rapidly changing thanks to several key companies and their innovations. In the post, I wanted to take a moment and recognize three companies that are playing an integral role in changing the way we communicate, and one company that I believe you’re going to see big things from in the future. The Three You Know: Snapchat. Snapchat is  changing online communication  by making it less permanent. Reddit. WhatsApp.
    [Comments] Welcome to!
    How can I add comments to my blog posts? uses Disqus for comments. Its a widely used and excellent tool for adding threaded comments to your site quickly. ' is the blogging platform that''s powered by your Evernote documents. Creating a Post. creates blog posts and pages from your notes. To create a post, write a note and tag it as "published" in this notebook. Then click the "Sync" button. Your note is published on your site, just like that! Creating a Page. Creating a page works the same, except you add an additional tag "page". This tells
    [Comments] 3 Companies Focused on Helping Not Selling
    Facebook uses an algorithm called Edge Rank to determine what is interesting based on the number of likes, comments and shares. This article for me is part sharing what I know about digital marketing tools and part love letter to three companies that really deserve your business. Each of these businesses are, in equal parts, inspirational and invaluable to me. Each of them I’ve used for years and am proud to write about and evangelize to all of my friends, colleagues and clients. Its no secret that my  favorite web company right now is Wistia. No problem.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010
    [Comments] Why Bloggers Should Care About Google Suggest and Online Reputation Management
    But negative comments and keywords in online reviews and other user-generated content can coalesce, gather stream and finally snowball until it’s picked by Google Suggest. Even more maddening is that innocuous comments and the regular flow of content and reader interaction can contribute to similar problems. The same goes for incendiary posts or comments, no matter their origin. A Guest Post by Chris Birk from Write Short Live Long and Blogging is neither dead nor for losers. It also has the potential to produce headaches for bloggers and business owners.
    [Comments] Stephen King on His Male Cigar-Smoking Muse | Gauravonomics Blog.
    View Comments Gaurav Mishra helps global brands benefit from social squared, or the intersection of social as in connecting people and social as in benefiting the society.Follow the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again. Powered by WordPress and K2 Entries Feed and Comments Feed 37 queries. Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! He lives in the ground. He is a basement guy. For more, read my bio. Here are some things you should do: 1. Lets talk.
    [Comments] Guardian Activate Summit 2010 Highlights: My Talk on the Crisis of.
    View Comments Gaurav Mishra helps global brands benefit from social squared, or the intersection of social as in connecting people and social as in benefiting the society.Follow the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again. Powered by WordPress and K2 Entries Feed and Comments Feed 43 queries. Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! am convinced that I don’t quite belong in this group and I am grateful to Guardian for highlighting my talk. Lets talk.
    [Comments] BBC Panel Discussion on Nicholas Carr's New Book 'The Shallows.
    View Comments Gaurav Mishra helps global brands benefit from social squared, or the intersection of social as in connecting people and social as in benefiting the society.Follow the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again. Powered by WordPress and K2 Entries Feed and Comments Feed 43 queries. Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! also said that the internet creates powerful possibilities for the 21st century book. should know. For more, read my bio.
    [Comments] We Are More In Sync and More Out of Sync Than Ever
    View Comments Gaurav Mishra helps global brands benefit from social squared, or the intersection of social as in connecting people and social as in benefiting the society.Follow the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again. Powered by WordPress and K2 Entries Feed and Comments Feed 43 queries. Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! As the very idea of mass culture erodes, so many of us are synced with ourselves but unsynced with those around us. Lets talk.
    [Comments] My Guardian Activate Talk on How the Crisis of Capability and the.
    View Comments Gaurav Mishra helps global brands benefit from social squared, or the intersection of social as in connecting people and social as in benefiting the society.Follow the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again. Powered by WordPress and K2 Entries Feed and Comments Feed 44 queries. Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! It’s a short 10 minute talk. Do have a look. For more, read my bio. Here are some things you should do: 1. Lets talk.
    [Comments] 7 Old Post Revival Techniques You Won’t Believe You’re Overlooking
    This can be especially effective if there are valuable comments on the old post, and you can pick up on those in the new one. If you have another idea, share it in the comments! This guest post is by Ahmed Safwan of To Start Blogging. Do you have hundreds of posts in your archive? Most of them receiving a big zero in traffic? You aren’t the only one who has this problem. Most of the bloggers, even pro ones, have this problem. That’s why this post was created. Your old posts can generate additional visitors for you. Let’s see how. Create internal links.
    [Comments] New Bloggers Beware: 3 Traps You Need to Avoid
    Every blog you visit looks good, has lots of posts, has lots of comments and has thousands of RSS subscribers and hundreds of retweets for every post. Write compelling content, have a RSS feed, post often, reply to comments, create backlinks—do all these things, and you will succeed. Tell us about them in the comments and prevent other bloggers from falling into the same trap. This guest post is by Roman of how this website makes money. After more than two years of blogging, I’m happy to be still around. Most new bloggers do not survive longer then six months.
  • GET SOCIAL PR  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [Comments] The “Secret” Facebook Strategy that can Generate $500,000 in Revenue
    billion Likes and Comments on average were generated by Facebook users per day during the first quarter of 2012. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to generate $500,000 in annual sales from your Facebook Fan Page? Yes, it is possible to earn money, sell products and make a profit from your fan page, just like State Bicycle Company. The problem failed Facebook fan pages is that there is no strategy behind them. Some business owners think that if they build it, they will come. To be honest, the if-you-build-it-they-will-come strategy only worked for Kevin Costner in “Field of Dreams.”
    [Comments] Make SEO Copywriting A Breeze For Social PR
    Home About Social PR Contact Me Subscribe Get Social PR By Rodger D. Johnson Make SEO Copywriting A Breeze For Social PR June 9, 2010 Finn is writing about SEO copywriting. And he has some really good tips on SEOBoy, one of two blogs sponsored by Hanapin Marketing down in Bloomington country. The points are very apropos to writing online. Without taking Finn’s thunder, he gives us three pointers: Use Active voice. Why Use a Pronoun when you can use a keyword? Short, sweet sentences. Writing with SEO in mind is important for social PR and public relations planning. Join me, please.
    [Comments] How a Blogger Landed His Dream Job
    Along with posting on a regular schedule, which I know readers of ProBlogger don’t really need to be told about, I made sure I responded to nearly every question, comment, or email in a timely fashion. Every comment. They had seen me in action on my blog, in my comments section, on my Twitter feed, and were able to see the passion I had for their product, and the way I related to their current and potential customers. I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments. This guest post is by Brad Dowdy of Do it for yourself. Every email.
    [Comments] Influencer Marketing for your Brand: Avoid These 5 Mistakes
    Reach out in the comments below! '“Influencer Marketing” – the latest buzz phrase in the marketing sphere – but is your brand doing it right? There are multiple pitfalls, which are easy to miss even if they’re right in front of you. So instead of running towards the finish line, tread carefully and strategically for your brand’s benefit and ensure you have chosen the right influencer with the right tone, brand fit, and appropriate audience. Avoid these pitfalls along the way: 1. Not understanding the definition of an Influencer. Missing the brand fit.
    [Comments] How to Self-Edit your Blog
    There are many blogs people read, comment on and subscribe to, but the thing that concerns me is the lack of editing and proofreading. 'Writing blogs that will capture the hearts of your audience and influence their standings on a particular subject doesn’t only require writing talent. You’re definitely trying to write engaging and inviting content, but you shouldn’t offend your readers by not spending time to correct the obvious mistakes. You should make sure to make your blog posts as great as you can before publishing them. Hook your reader right from the start. Avoid long sentences.
    [Comments] 5 Best TV Shows That Integrate Social Media
    The show keeps up active conversations via Twitter, and maintains an open dialogue by addressing as many viewer comments as possible on the Twitter feed. 'How can producers keep viewers engaged with their programming and excited about the show even during the off-season? The natural answer is social media. Though most shows leverage Facebook and Twitter, some are pulling out all the stops — offering viewers a social media experience beyond the simple “click to Like.” The Walking Dead on AMC. Bones on FOX. Dancing With the Stars on ABC. The Big Bang Theory on CBS.
    [Comments] The Biggest Twitter Fails of 2012
    Many online commentators believe that Waitrose knew exactly what they were doing, fully aware of the middle and upper class clientele that typically shop in their stores and rather than denounce the chain, the resulting tweets actually reinforced its posh and exclusive brand image. There have been some epic fails on Twitter this year proving the important point that many multinational brands are still not adept at using social media to interact with their customer base. The monumental mistakes have provided yet more evidence that social media campaigns are still in their teething stage.
    [Comments] Social Media Metrics for Small Business
    Engagement could be a like, comment, share, retweet or mention.  '2014 is almost upon us and many businesses are doing their planning for next year. One of the areas of concern to small businesses is how to measure their social media activity. Here are few suggested metrics: Activity on each social platform: Most small businesses have limited time and resources. If you know which social network is getting the most activity it helps you to focus your resources where they get the best results.  Engagement: Every small business is focused on getting more sales.  You have to respond.
    [Comments] Would You March on Facebook?
    Increased comments. Comment and like posts you put up. Interestingly enough there is a Facebook page called Send in the Troops , it has a crazy number of people who LIKE it – over 14,000.  Why I say crazy is that the page is all about you marching (in the dead of night, well 9pm UK time) and liking 100s of pages in that time frame with both your personal profile and business page.  On their page they “brag” about getting 16 pages (between them) over 1600 new LIKERs in one night…. Why Do they do it? The idea is to……. Increase the number of people who LIKE your page. Ask questions.
    [Comments] Is the trend for anonymity online a challenge or opportunity for social media listening?
    Sites such as Whisper and Secret let users write a secret over a complementing image and broadcast it to the world, while Spraffl (still in beta testing) allows you to post anonymous location-based messages wherever you are, to everyone around you to read and comment on. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, once commented that the age of privacy is over. 'Our recent 2014 Social Media Listening Report examines the current state of the nation for tools that are available to help brands to listen to, and interact with, the conversations about them online.
    [Comments] Was Eleven Years Of Relentless Blogging Worth It?
    So, before I say thank you for sticking with me over the years, I also want to apologize if you didn''t receive some kind of public acknowledgement from me because you did share, retweet, comment or simply whisper my name to someone else. 'It was eleven years ago today. Actually, that''s a bit of a lie. started blogging eleven years ago yesterday. It wasn''t every day (at first), but quickly - over time - the pace picked up. It was less about driving traffic, building audience and studying analytics, and much more about disbelief. That''s right, disbelief. My own place to publish. words.
    [Comments] Top 5 Stories for Week Ending Nov. 12, 2010
    Justin Long Comes to an Understanding with the Film Critic Who Called Him a ‘Mooky Mook’ Justin Long, himself, writes a well written and thoughtful comment on an article about Going the Distance , Long’s movie with Drew Barrymore.  The National Labor Relations Board ruled two weeks ago that an employee cannot be fired for negative comments posted to his or her personal Facebook page. I’m just now noticing a trend in the stories I collected this week. Sixty percent of my recommendations are hysterical. 12, 2010. My Son Is Gay. My favorite line? Indian Style.
    [Comments] 7 Tips for Bloggers with Learning Disabilities
    Continue to read challenging blogs and try to participate in the discussion, knowing that your comments will likely be full of skipped words, switched letters and other indicators of how your brain works. Rejection is a standard part of blogging for everyone: guest posts get turned down, comments in the forums get misinterpreted or misunderstood. Feel free to comment. This guest post is by Leigh Stevens of whereapy. If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid with regard to external things. Epictetus. Image is author's own. “Are you stupid?
    [Comments] Facebook Chat Client – Chit Chat for Facebook
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Guest Post by Daniel Offer. If you spend as long as I do passively connected to instant messenger networks, particularly Facebook chat, then you may be interested in hearing about a free Facebook chat client named Chit Chat for Facebook. Chit Chat for Facebook is a novel chat client that permits users to access Facebook chat from their computers without using a web-browser – an application such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. Although, there is nothing to stop them also using the Facebook client Chit Chat. Share this on
    [Comments] Reputation Management Seminar to be Held in Dallas Texas May 13
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Photo Courtesy Sean Dreilinger on How is your reputation? What about your online reputation? If you search for your name or your company’s name in the search engines, what shows up in the search results? bet that you probably would like something else to show up in the search engine rankings when you search for your name, right? Panelist include Tony Wright, President of WrightIMC and Derick Schaefer, Managing Director of Orangecast Social Media Marketing. To register online, go to [link] for more details.
    [Comments] comScore Releases May 2009 Search Engine Rankings
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR), has released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the United States search marketplace. In May 2009, Americans conducted 14.3 billion core searches. Google’s websites continued to lead the US search market in April 2009 with 65.0 percent of the searches conducted, followed by Yahoo! percent), Microsoft (8.0 percent), Ask Network (3.9 percent) and AOL LLC (3.1 percent). Here are the official numbers, as reported by comScore: comScore Core Search Report* May 2009 vs. April 2009 Total U.S. N/A Google Sites 64.2
  • BILL HARTZER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009
    [Comments] Shuts Down Amazon Associates Affiliate Program
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? has “jumped the gun&# so to speak and shut down its affiliate program, the Amazon Associates Program , to associates who live in the State of North Carolina. is taking this unprecedented step of shutting down their affiliate program ahead of what they’re calling an “unconstitutional tax collection scheme expected to be passed any day now by the North Carolina state legislature (the General Assembly) and signed by the governor.&#. Best Regards, The Amazon Associates Team. Share this on Digg this!
    [Comments] Link Building Strategies for Search Engine Optimization in Dallas October 14
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Attend the Link Building Strategies for SEO Event in Dallas Texas on October 14, 2009, where we talk about Black Hat versus White Hat Link Building. have to admit, search engine optimization (SEO) is difficult. It is not an exact science, although some would like to tell you that it is. Promoting your website on other websites is sometimes a daunting task, even when you think you are in a non-competitive industry. But what makes link building difficult is that there are actually links that can hurt your search engine rankings. Does it matter?
    [Comments] New Leapfish Demo Brings Even More Search Engine Power To The Table
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Not too long ago, LeapFish unveiled a demo of it’s new multi-faceted search engine to the public, and it was received with warm reviews, although it did contain many glitches that needed to be worked out. Just recently, LeapFish unveiled another demo of their product to a select few, and this time around there were many benefits to really make this search engine conglomerate much more appealing the second time around. There was no way to access your personal toolbars when using someone else’s computer. and Google’s homepage.
    [Comments] Top Search Engine Optimization Firms for December 2009
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Every month, Top SEOs comes out with a list of what they think are the top search engine optimization firms, the top search engine optimization companies. As someone who has been in the search engine optimization industry since the mid 1990s, I can tell you that while I don’t totally agree with these “rankings&# , it could be a place to start looking if you’re wanting to hire a search engine optimization company. Noticeably absent from this list is Vizion Interactive , one of the top SEO firms in my opinion. Perhaps. WebiMax.
    [Comments] Search Engine Optimization Training Now in Washington DC
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Search Engine Academy – DC , the first search engine optimization (SEO) training school in the Washington Metro area, has begun enrolling students in its upcoming certification courses. Classes are designed for people with little or no previous experience in SEO and for current search engine optimizers seeking the most current optimization skills and SEO certification. The Search Engine Academy – DC accepts limited enrollment per class and offers a mentoring program for graduates for six months following course completion. Digg this!
    [Comments] comScore December 2009 Search Engine Rankings
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? comScore, Inc. has recently updated its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the United States search marketplace. In December 2009, Americans conducted 14.7 billion core searches, with Google Sites accounting for 65.7 percent search market share, virtually unchanged from 65.6 percent in November. Microsoft Sites grabbed 10.7 percent market share, up 0.4 percentage points versus November. Here’s the actual numbers as released by comScore: December 2009 U.S. Home/Work/University Locations Source: comScore qSearch. Nov-09 Dec-09 Point Change.
    [Comments] Where to Get Ideas for Website Content
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? I colleague of mine recently wrote a great blog post about website content and how it relates to search engine optimization. It’s all about a developing a content strategy whereas great content is added to your website on a regular basis, showing the search engines (and those who are reading your website and visiting your website on a regular basis) that you’re a thought leader, and that you have a website that is not just “sitting there&# idle. Content is king. Really, it is. Share this on Digg this! Tweet This!
    [Comments] LeapFish Search Engine Continues to Grow User Base
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? I have talked about the LeapFish search engine earlier , as you might recall. am a lover of LeapFish, particularly because I think LeapFish is one search engine that might actually have a chance of making it to the big-time. Further affirming this, LeapFish continues to grow its user base. LeapFish anticipates that there will be more than 20 million searches in 2010 at their search engine. They have lately reported good early adopter growth in 2009, and they have reached a 10,000 Alexa rank in one year. Share this on Digg this!
    [Comments] 11 Things A Business Could Do With the New Vine App
    If you do, feel free to leave them in the comments! The new app Vine gives you six seconds of Video. Now what? The folks at Twitter just released a new brief video making application called Vine. It’s being called an “Instagram for video” or maybe “Another way to do Seesmic” (I’d say). If you’re a business person, you’ll hear about this in a little while, and think, “Okay. Now what do I do with THAT?” ” I have a few thoughts that come right to mind. You’ll probably have more. About a million uses at a trade show.
    [Comments] Numbers That Matter
    Can you add some numbers that matter in the comments? The other day, someone told me they were a bit down because their score on a social media site was low. was quick to point out that the number had no bearing on the outside world. It was just something a site had decided about game dynamics within a single social network. It got me thinking about the numbers that matter, from a business perspective, but then even out into other areas. Here were some numbers I thought might matter more. Numbers That Matter. Number of smiles you caused today. Number of hugs you distributed today.
    [Comments] Strawn Weekly Wrap(s) – Nov. 12
    She also sparked some awesome discussion in the comments. I hope you enjoyed the posts from these last two weeks and continue to stop by and comment. Alright, another week is behind us and that means another group of posts on Since I was bad and didn’t post a Wrap-Up for last week, I’ve included those posts in this week’s. Enjoy! Week of Nov. 1, 2010. Monday: No-Suck November – A resolutions-of-sorts. This post is my charge to myself to not suck at the things that are important this month and beyond. Tuesday: Post 100 – I did it.
    [Comments] A Work Of Cinematic Proportions
    And while you can blame a vision like that on the drugs or the booze (and I can't comment whether or not either of those played a factor in the creation of the vision for The Joshua Tree), it gave me immediate pause to stop and think about the work we put out into the world as marketers. How often do you really (and truly) push yourself? On my flight home from the Media Bistro Socialize event in New York City yesterday, I watched an in-flight documentary on the making of the album, The Joshua Tree , by U2. it was hard to be a true fan of both bands). Hindsight is another story. artist.
    [Comments] How to Optimize Your Resume with Social Media
    You could end up getting a comment from an interested employer! There are two things we know for certain about today’s economy. 1) Finding jobs is getting more and more difficult, for both college educated and non-college educated people. 2) Social media has made job hunting and job candidate hunting trickier. Social media brings a degree of transparency - for better or worse - to the application and interview process that wasn’t there before. In the old world, before the heavy use of LinkedIn and Facebook , employers relied on personal networks to find great candidates. Facebook.
    [Comments] Email Lists: Make them a Priority in 2015 with These Tips
    Interact more in the comment section. Leave a comment below and let’s see what you have to offer to the Problogger community. 'Last year, Luke Guy ran us through why our email open rates are nosediving, and what we can do about it. He also gave us solid tips on how to write great emails to begin with. We’re re-running this post today so you can nail your email list right from the start 2015. You won’t regret it! This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy, blogger and graphic designer. But how do these blogs retain the traffic and keep a steady flow? Right? But why?
    [Comments] 2 Amazing Movember Case Studies That Will Make You Grow it Back
    Share them in a comment below. 'Movember may now be but a fond memory, but Mo’vangelists and content enthusiasts alike have a lot to learn from how the movement was driven online and through social media. According to data from Topsy , there were 1.5 million tweets about Movember, with more than 790,000 of them generated from the United States. For Instagram, data from Sysomos shares 914,000 photos on Instagram used the hashtag #MOvember. So, what was fueling the social conversation? Movember participants! The content on Buzzfeed alone was pretty amazing. Movember Introduces The Moscars.
    [Comments] Influencers and Web Journal early December 2010
    Just became aware of PeerIndex while commenting on the Fresh Networks Influencer study over the weekend but Who needs Whuffie – What’s your PeerIndex at Le Web? Was reading Untangling The Social Web on the Economist Web site as a result of glancing at Jeff Larche’s post on Social Media Explorer titled Tracking The Elusive Influential and thinking how much attention is going into this these days (will write a chapter on Influentials for my book though it wasn’t in the original proposal – beware, site is still being worked on ). according to Mike Butcher at TechCrunch.
    [Comments] Interesting Search Observations & Web Journal – Aug 22nd- Aug 23rd, 2010
    Monitor posts, comments, and likes. Today I’m at the Pimp Your Reports training in NYC. lot of search related material came up during this period including an excellent article in Search Engine Land titled Even Lasik Surgeons Have To Pay Attention To Search Behavior that is one of the best articles on Search Engines I’ve read – plus I can figure out how to replicate it – but for other subjects.  Point being – for Social Media Monitoring and Analytics – the Search Behavior approach integrates really, really well.   There is no guessing involved.
    [Comments] Kodak's Jeffrey Hayzlett on Social Media and a Global Brand: a.
    Much like the first commenter I'm consistently impressed by the work that Jeff (and the entire team at Kodak) does across the social space. pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Kodak’s Jeffrey Hayzlett on Social Media and a Global Brand: a B2Bbloggers Exclusive Interview by Pam Dyer on February 21, 2010 Share This post was written by Jeremy Victor, the founder of Make Good Media and Editor In Chief of is an online magazine for B2B marketers. Enjoy! Jeremy: What brands do you admire? How’d that happen? Cheers!
    [Comments] 2011 Q3 Review: SocialFish Clients and Work
    American Society of Interior Designers –We’ve provided comments and general consulting as they draft a social media policy and handbook for their chapters. It’s time for our quarterly recap of what we’ve been working on. Here’s a review of what we’ve been up to in the third quarter of 2011. This year’s flying by. STRATEGY WORK –We have clients who come to us at a stage where they understand the tools, they see the benefits, and they need help defining a social media strategy for their organization. Strategy clients. SPEAKING AND TRAINING.
    [Comments] Social Network Marketing: Empowering Others
    Comments may be used in the final edition. The following is draft material for the second edition of Now Is Gone , which is almost out of print. You can download the first drafted chapter of the new edition — Welcome to the Fifth Estate — for free. Relinquishing control let’s an organization achieve a marketing sweet spot in social network communications. Specifically, by opening the brand to an extended enterprise, stakeholders are empowered to drive conversations. Many social networks serve as outposts for organizations. That means empowerment must occur. So let them!
    [Comments] My Secret Strategy to Send Surges of Traffic to Your Blog
    Besides SEO, blog commenting, guest posting, Youtube and social media, there is another way. This feedback does two things: In most forums, when a user comments on a thread, that thread is “bumped” to the top of the forum thread topics. In forums, people love to look at popular threads that have lots of views or comments or high star-ratings. This is because it is assumed that when a thread in a forum has many views, comments, or ratings, that thread is valuable and needs to be clicked on. This guest post is by Diggy of
    [Comments] The 7 Cs of Business Communication: Make Your Posts Shareworthy Every Time
    Show them the benefit of reading your posts, and gently encourage them to take the desired action—sharing your post, commenting on it, or buying something from you. Do you reply to your comments? Tell us your approach in the comments. This guest post is by Marya of Writing Happiness. When I finished my MBA degree about a decade ago, I undertook a course which taught me how to write great content for my blog. Sceptical? know what you are thinking: blogging wasn’t even around then! Allow me to explain. And I knew it would come in handy one day. Conciseness. Clarity.
    [Comments] The Power of Personal
    Simple: put the personal focus onto others: Your readers and commenters: by doing regular Q&A posts, highlighting their contributions to your blog and niche, and so on. Industry leaders: quoting them is a good start, but why not interview them yourself , add commentary or opinion on their comments, and include publicly usable photos and videos of them? Share your tips and advice with us in the comments. This week, we’ve got a couple of intriguing blog posts coming up that deal with bloggers’ personal stories. Personal stories are big. We have reality t.v.
    [Comments] Turn Twitter Followers into Blog Subscribers in 2 Steps
    And if you have any difficulties, you can always ask in the comments section. Let me know in the comments. This guest post is by Momekh of LifeETC. Too many interesting people out their are not using Twitter effectively. They may be using it to make solid connections, which is great, but they are not using it to directly build their own communities. propose a little experiment. It won’t take much of your time, as you’ll see. The benefits, on the other hand, can be significant. In all probabilities, your Twitter bio includes the web address of your site. Ready? First, a reminder.
  • DIGIGEN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2010
    [Comments] Five Ways Brands Can Drive Social Commerce
    The social graph is what Facebook’s hopes and dreams are built upon, yet to date there aren’t hugely obvious examples of how the social graph dream is going to accelerate social commerce. Clearly, as a Head of Social Media, social commerce is something I am keen to get my brands to test, formulate learnings and grow. Yet, there are few businesses really genuinely thinking about the way to do this. In order to make social media consistently valuable to clients it needs to deliver a genuine ROI and without social commerce it is difficult how to prove this.
    [Comments] Friendgiftr Lets You Send Gift Cards on Any Social Network or Social Media Website
    Introducing our network of gift card storefronts across numerous social networking sites is a game-changing step forward in the commercialization of social media,” commented Rob Carpenter, Friendgiftr CEO. Subscribe to the comments for this post? If you are like me and you spend quite a bit of time hanging out on social networks and social media websites online, then you know that your friends’ and family members’ birthdays and other special occasions tend to pop up out of nowhere, and you are left to scramble and purchase something online and send it to them.
    [Comments] You’re a Human, Act Like It.
    Whether you’re writing a blog post, responding in a forum thread, leaving a comment on a blog, interacting on Twitter (or Facebook, or Google+, or Reddit, or whatever) you’ll have most success when you identify who you are and what brings you to the conversation. 'Audiences are made of people, they aren’t made of logos. And when building an audience, you must connect with other people as a person, not as a logo. There are very few that can succeed while ignoring this basic mantra. According to the law of averages, you are not one of them. In sales, people buy from who they like.
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