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    [Comments] Ten Responses to Someone Talking About Their Personal Brand
    As I commented on Rohit’s blog, in truth, Tom Peters did the world a disservice with the Fast Company article, “The Brand Called You ,&# 13 years ago. After reading Rohit Bhargava’s impassioned defense of personal brands , I could not help but laugh. While the personal branding movement may feel it will always be pushing the corporate boundaries, in reality to many, personal brands identify themselves as egos in motion. Reputation and brand are not synonymous , especially when it directly pertains to the human condition. Well, who doesn’t want to feel important?
    [Comments] How to Be Profound
    don’t have any stats on it, but I think profound content is probably more likely to be read all the way through, to encourage comments from readers, and to get shared. Share it with us in the comments so we can take a look and get a feel for how profound content works in different situations. Before you ask, let me start by saying that I don’t feel that I’m a profound writer, or that many of the things I have to say fit the description of “profound”! For bloggers, profound content is a worthy goal. So what is profound? What is “profound”?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Comments] Conversion Optimization: Our New Series
    Share your experiences with us in the comments … and keep an eye out for the first part of our series a bit later today. Of all the topics that bloggers ask me about, conversion optimization is among those at the top of the list. All of us have conversion goals of some sort. It doesn’t matter whether you’re aiming to make money blogging, or you’re in it purely for pleasure, you’ll probably want to grow a subscriber list at the very least! Some of the blogger’s most common conversion goals include: grow signups to an email subscription list.
    [Comments] The Simple Power of Asking
    Share your experiences in the comments. This guest post is by Sanjeev Mohindra of Makewebworld. What is asking? It is a simple act of putting together a query in order to obtain the answer. Whether you get an answer or not depends on how a question has been framed and asked. Image used with permission Asking has an awesome power, yet it is one of the most unused methods of advancement. When you enter the blogging world, there are lots of things which you might want to know. You can get them by just asking. Asking in practice. created a draft and send it for consideration. Ask for topics.
    [Comments] How to Blog Effectively When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed
    Yes you might need to blog, then tweet, then share on Facebook, then read six articles on blogging, then respond to comments, then find something to write for the next day, but it doesn’t all need to be done at once. 'This post is from ProBlogger Team member Stacey Roberts. Blogging is a voracious beast, and there is literally always something you could be doing to improve your traffic, find new readers, interact with other bloggers, and make some cash. Well, like anything, it takes trial and error. These tips could work with anything that you find overwhelming, not just blogging.
    [Comments] Warning: Are You Doing the Bare Minimum?
    When you comment other peoples’ blogs, are you leaving a message where people can follow up, and maybe even learn something, or relate? If you took your comment and compared it to the other 100 comments, does it look exactly the same? This guest post is by Paul of [link]. Bachelor’s degree. bare minimum. Master’s degree is becoming, well. the bare minimum. Posting on your blog once a day, tweeting a  few  times, responding to a  few  people, responding to a  few  emails. bare minimum. Blueprint for great content. Writers are prodigious notetakers.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #147
    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? "Following the breakout success this week of the Tumblr blog '' reasons my son is crying '' I remembered the genius of Mil Millington. Reminders both that the Internet can be equal parts cathartic outlet and mean-spirited shaming." " (Alistair for Hugh). Teton Gravity Research Aerial Reel - The Bay Area in 4K - Teton Gravity Research.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #144
    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? "Recovering from South By Southwest and the inevitable plague that follows it, I saw a lot of writing--but not much revolution. When tech goes mainstream, there's no need for a showcase of the remarkable any more. " (Alistair for Hugh). Friday Night Fright Flicks - Blip.TV. nearly didn't include it in my links. Sometimes, they're really clever.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #97
    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? "While in the UK, I've been attending events as part of Big Data Week. Last night, I watched a fascinating series on visualization, which included the Mapping London project. It tracks everything from bike commuters to tube riders geographically. imagine that a survey of Londoners by racial profile would be similarly controversial and frowned upon.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #19
    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? "I'm going to provide a couple of political links this week, because of the extraordinary rally that began as a post on Reddit and made its way to Washington, D.C. This piece by Ryan Kearney is an interesting look at what happens when the pundits are satirical, and the satirists tell too much truth. With both sides of the U.S. furore over centrism?
    [Comments] Move Beyond Fear: Find and Keep Your Writing Voice in 10 Steps
    Please leave your comments below. This guest post is by Sean M. Madden of Mindful Living Guide. ve been teaching creative writing, along with mindful living, for years now. And I can say, without hesitation, that fear is ubiquitous. Its presence, more than anything else, stops writers in their tracks. All seems to be going along beautifully, words and ideas are flowing, characters and plots are taking shape, and wham! certain self-consciousness seeps in. Or we compare ourselves against other writers, those in our midst, or literary greats of times past. Write down whatever comes up.
    [Comments] SES London 2010: Get ready – it is kicking off on Monday
    Advertisement blog comments powered by Disqus Top Videos Previous Entry 5 Reasons why Facebook is better than Twitter Next Entry Brand influence vs Consumer influence – Who will win the fight? smcitizens ] — October 8th via Twitter Comments ?????? SES London 2010 looks really promising this year – great keynotes, great speakers, its definitely the event that you can not miss if you want to stay ahead your competition. Particularly I’ll be looking forward to attend Online Marketing Summit Day at SES London and these three keynotes: SEO: Where to Next? SMC QUOTE “.As
    [Comments] TFM&A starts tomorrow
    Advertisement blog comments powered by Disqus Top Videos Previous Entry Brand influence vs Consumer influence – Who will win the fight? smcitizens ] — October 8th via Twitter Comments ?????? Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio TFM&A starts tomorrow February 22nd, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share Just a quick reminder for everyone about what’s happening in the marketing world in London. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site.
    [Comments] How To Draw Them In To Your Facebook Business Fan Page
    Share this on Facebook Share this on Linkedin Subscribe to the comments for this post? Home About Services Social Media Speaking-Training LMA Contact Subscribe Myrland Marketing Minutes Strategic Social Media: Making Social Media Make Sense How To Draw Them In To Your Facebook Business Fan Page by Nancy Myrland on March 2, 2010 ??I’m ’m a member of , and receive questions other members post on a regular basis. Tonight, “Tyler&# asked how he could attract and engage Fans to his Facebook Fan page. This, like other forms of marketing, takes a while.
    [Comments] What Metric or Statistic do You most Watch on your Blog?
    another group of bloggers are more interested in reader engagement – so comment numbers, ReTweet counts or Facebook ‘likes’ might grab their attention. I tweeted this question a few days back and the variation in responses was quite interesting: What metric or statistic do you most watch on your blog? There’s no right or wrong answer to this: for some it’ll be mainly about traffic – for some it is visitor numbers, for others it will be page views. some bloggers are more regularly checking the bottom line – earnings. And why? Share This.
    [Comments] Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Vistaprint Part Two: Change Management
    at Vistaprint Part Two: Change Management View Comments March 4th, 2010 This is part two in a multi-part series on how Vistaprint is implementing Enterprise 2.0 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, Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Implementing Enterprise 2.0 within their organization. 
    [Comments] Brand Haiku – Delta
    Leave your Brand Haiku in the comments. Tweet Today, I’m participating in a project with 20+ other bloggers. Each of us is writing a haiku about a recent experience we’ve had with a brand. Devised by the crafty Aaron Strout from Powered , this Brand Haiku initiative is set up so that you can link from here to the next blogger on the chain, and then from that blog to the next one, etc. I’ve seen the previews, and there are some hilarious and awesome haikus out there. Check em out! Brand Haiku – Delta. Why don’t more airlines. have in-air WiFi option.
    [Comments] Guidelines are important, but interpretation is key « Online.
    Let me illustrate why I feel this way:  A few months ago a long-time member had posted several comments and even a blog or two that were directed at another member. The comments were mean and degrading. Were those comments abusive according to the guidelines? could have stopped right there, marked her comments and blogs as abuse and she would have lost her posting privileges, community profile, the works. His comments, however,  had NOT been reported as abuse so it all looked very one-sided. They are imperative for any online community. You can.
    [Comments] How to Match 10 Key Success Metrics to Your Blogging Strategy.
    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 How to Match 10 Key Success Metrics to Your Blogging Strategy March 4th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet If you’re blogging for business, rather than blogging about your cat, baby, fashion addiction, or crush on Taylor Swift, you need to set some success metrics. Is anyone out there?
    [Comments] What Content Works Where? Smarter Traffic (and Revenue) Building Through Social Media
    Every time we publish a post on social media here at ProBlogger, readers comment that social media takes so much time —how can they get smarter about it? Let us know in the comments. Image courtesy pictureYouth, licensed under Creative Commons Today I wanted to give you a quick way to get a better handle on your social media activities, in about five minutes, using nothing more than your site stats (I’m using Google Analytics). You don’t need to get any software or be using a certain tool to share your content. Is your social media “working”? An analysis.
    [Comments] Social Media Fatigue
    On an absolutely random post about eating the Swedish meatballs at IKEA , I got a comment back from writer and all around interesting thinker, Jeff Jarvis , about how he not only likes the Swedish meatballs, but he admits to liking Taco Bell. Queue the Fight Club comments.) One of the biggest pushbacks I hear from people when I talk about how wonderful I think Google+ will be for business professionals is that they’re tired. They’re tired of joining a new social network. Social Media Fatigue. Are any of these you? Wake Up. Writing about social media can be boring.
    [Comments] Introducing Spotify, the Musical Paradise
    If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Introducing Spotify, the Musical Paradise in your browser. Recent comments Recent comments. Photo by doctor_bob. Wikipedia tells you that Aretha Franklin, Charlotte Church, Peggy Lee, Josh Groban, and the Jackson 5 are among the numerati who covered Bridge Over Troubled Water during their musical careers. It’s one thing to read their names, but what if you want to listen to each performer’s version in alphabetical order — without paying to own the songs? How do you do that today?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011
    [Comments] Helping You Communicate Better
    If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Helping You Communicate Better in your browser. Recent comments Recent comments. Beth Kanter, Geoff Livingston, and Kami Huyse comprise the leadership team of Zoetica , a media organization providing marketing communications and other marketing-related services to nonprofit organizations and socially-responsible companies. I’ve met Beth and John in the flesh and respect their work. Geoff, Kami, Kim, and Tina are people who I know only from their blogging and tweeting. Both are fine agencies.
    [Comments] Listen Smarter: How to Balance Proactive and Reactive Listening on Social
    The reaction to their post is surprisingly low-key, with just a handful of negative comments. 'Frank Eliason, Citi @frankeliason. Frank Eliason , author of the new book  At Your Service and Director of Global Social Media for Citi , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss crafting a cohesive social strategy for a global corporation, relying on the instincts of his team, and listening smarter. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, or listen to the full podcast. Please Support Our Sponsors. Huge thanks to our amazing sponsors for helping us make this happen.
  • ENGAGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Comments] The Key to Good Health (Content)
    You also have to respond to comments, questions and criticisms as quickly as possible. 'My first magazine job out of college was at American Health. It was the mid-80s, and the then three-year-old upstart had just won a coveted magazine industry award for general excellence. Today, nearly (gulp) 30 years after I started writing and editing health content for consumer magazines—did I mention I graduated from college when I was 8?—health health and wellness information is literally everywhere you look. Strive for simplicity but not at the expense of accuracy. Studies conflict.
    [Comments] Get Started Selling Electronic Products on Your Blog
    Share your tips, advice, and resources with us in the comments. Today I explained a bit about the strategy I use to sell electronic products through my blog at Digital Photography School. sell ebooks, but as technology evolves, bloggers face a growing array of product creation possibilities. Just as many hop on board the product bandwagon, so many keep well away from it. But developing a blog product can have many benefits for your blog , so it’s definitely not a business model you should simply ignore. How my ebook paid for SXSW in just two months , by Ali Hale.
    [Comments] Search Engine Optimization Horror Story Contest Launched
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Do we really need another Search Engine Optimization (SEO) contest ? Because the SEO Contest that Vizion Interactive is launching today is not a traditional “SEO Contest&# in the sense that SEOs (Search Engine Optimizers or those who practice Search Engine Optimization) are typically pitted against each other in an effort to “rank better&# than another. In this case, the SEO Horror Story contest is looking for SEO Horror Stories: and Mark Jackson explains it all very well here. This Search Engine Optimization is different. Digg this!
    [Comments] The Power of Not Giving Up – One Blogger’s Story
    wanted to email the people who commented to enter the contest and invite them to IttyBiz, but I didn’t have their email addresses. A guest post by Naomi Dunford from IttyBiz who emailed last week to remind me (Darren) that today is ProBlogger’s 6th Birthday and asked if she could write a birthday post. Here it is! ve sat where you sit. ve devoured the articles and the blog posts and the link roundups. ve agonized over whether I could afford that video camera or that conference or that membership program. ve felt like a fool for even hoping this blogging thing could ever work.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #30
    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? " Definitely the weirdest thing I've seen this week, and I'm sharing it for no other reason. What it says about how I spend my time is another matter entirely. Did you know that there was a plague of fatal dancing in Strasbourg in the 1500s? While this wasn't a medieval rave, it does seem to be a case of mass hysteria. " (Alistair for Hugh).
    [Comments] How to Assess Blog Content Submissions
    When Darren announced he’d hired a Content Manager , one fan commented that she hoped this would ensure greater consistency in the quality of guest posts published on ProBlogger. That comment points to a conundrum that every blogger faces: how can we assess guest submissions objectively? She’s commented to me many times that her publication on my site inspired her to keep going — it gave her faith that she could succeed and helped increase her exposure to peers and publishers. Who are you to judge? once faced precisely this dilemma on a site I was running.
    [Comments] The Hard Truth: Is My Blog Post Worthy of Becoming an Ebook?
    By tracking the number of reads, comments, social media shares, trackbacks, reposts, and questions asked, you have data that highlights what your audience wants to hear. Callers’ questions and comments offer great, real-time feedback. This guest post is by Nicolas Gremion of Bloggers invest a lot of time in their craft. Whether they’re dissecting the latest episode of Dexter , offering business tips, or creating Twilight -inspired fan fiction, bloggers work to provide timely, relevant content for their readers. Is this post compelling enough? Pulling in more feedback.
    [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 Tying Together Social Media and Corporate Social Responsibility July 6th, 2010 |Written By: Laura Hall | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Laura Hall , Managing Partner at PainePR. blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe to Convince & Convert Jay Baer Greetings. Don’t be Shy. Share it!
    [Comments] Traditional Customer Service Costs: A Redux
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Traditional Customer Service Costs: A Redux View Comments March 26th, 2010 Connie Chan , Principal of Chess Media Group, is guest posting today. Comcast Cares employs a team of 10 people to respond to problems, comments, suggestions, etc. Cheers, Prince conniechan8 Hey Prince, Thanks for your comment. It was normal to dial in and wait to speak to a real person, sometimes with little wait time: “Your call will answered in the order in which you called.  Wait 12 minutes!  No matter. 
    [Comments] Blogging in Brief: Ebooks, Print Books, Conferences and More
    Let us know in the comments which conferences, if any, you’ll be at! Tell us about it in the comments. From what I can tell, most bloggers are off to a flying start this year. Lots of great discussions going on on social media, and some interesting plans in the works for many… Launching an ebook in 2013? If you answered “yes” to that question, take a look at this post from Shayne , who helps me with both dPS and ProBlogger products. We’re so excited to get our products out there that we could, unwittingly, be undermining their success. Drink.
    [Comments] 6 Required Competencies for Social Organizations | Conferences and.
    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 6 Required Competencies for Social Organizations February 24th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Now, marketing is the center of American business. Now, he tweeted it to his 1.6 million followers, and it becomes a national incident in minutes. It’s always-on. Who’s listening?
    [Comments] Why Keepstream has Promise as a Curation Tool
    My comment has more to do with content curation on the whole, and less about Keepstream, which I don't have any experience with, short of meeting its very nice founders. Kelly, First, thanks for commenting. The comments here are really good too. That is all. :) September 12, 2010 2:18 AM Post a Comment Thank you for making a comment. One of the issues Ive come across as I read, digest and assimilate content online is the dilemma of what to read and what to ignore. Keepstream is one such tool in development with that goal in mind. Search. Customization.
    [Comments] Does Your Blog Have a Long Tail | Blogging and Content Creation.
    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 Does Your Blog Have a Long Tail April 20th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Most smart bloggers try to focus on a few, key search terms in their blog content. link] blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe to Convince & Convert Jay Baer Greetings. Thanks for the info. Thanks.
    [Comments] 5 Steps to Determine the Right Social Media Content for You
    You’re looking for content that has a high # of shares, likes, RT’s, comments, Ect. 'This is a guest contribution from Benjamin Taylor, of Eloqua. At the core, one of the biggest goals of social media is to foster and maintain engagement.  Anyone can create a social media account, but one of the hardest parts is to determine what kind of content you should be sharing. It’s safe to say that you have a good idea of what your niche or market finds valuable, but that is only a piece of the puzzle. Guidelines. What I mean by this is, the content MIGHT be interesting and valuable, but so what?
    [Comments] Do You Spend Enough Time Looking at Your Stats?
    The number of comments, Facebook likes and Twitter replies is miniscule compared with the daily number of hits on our blogs, and when no one’s answering your questions you need another way to learn what makes them tick. know it’s traditional to try to talk to those people and get them talking to you, but to get those comments in the first place you need to learn about the silent majority. This guest post is by Deb of Science@home. Do you spend enough time looking at your stats? Because for most of us, most of our community doesn’t talk to us. Nationality. Origin.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009
    [Comments] How to Promote the Perfect Blog Post
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? As you might recall, a while back I told you how to write the perfect blog post. Now that you’ve written the blog post and you posted it on your blog (which, I hope, is using the perfect Wordpress theme , it is very important that you promote your blog post. Let’s say that you’ve written a great blog post and you want it to “stand out from the crowd&# so to speak… and have a chance of other people finding out about it, right? Did you know that Google recently updated their blog search algorithm ? Propeller. Reddit.
    [Comments] Writing for Mobile Blog Readers
    The easiest way to encourage interaction is through comments. But on a mobile device, with fat fingers and tiny keyboards, commenting can be a challenge. Even if mobile users aren’t commenting on your blog in a traditional sense, give them plenty of other options to talk about your site, and, more importantly, link to you from the social mediasphere. Share your thoughts in the comments below. This guest post is by Brian Milne of the BlogHyped Blog Promotion Community. As far as you know, your blog is mobile friendly. You’ve started serving Google mobile ads.
    [Comments] How to Make Your Blogging Dreams Come True
    started with comments switched off to allow me to focus on creating more content – doing so fell short of my vision for a ‘community’ driven site but it allowed me to get moving. switched on comments and added a forum area to build community. I’m certain that others reading this post would have more personal examples – I’d LOVE to see them in comments below. '“ONE DAY I’ll be a full time blogger!” ” ‘V’ – my wife – must have heard that statement 100 or more times in 2003-2004. Schaar.
    [Comments] The 7 Deadly Fears of Blogging and How to Overcome Them
    You might have a great relationship on Twitter or in the comment section, but you don’t want to ruin it for the sake of a guest post … so you wait. How can you ask a friend or a peer to buy something, especially when you like seeing them comment and retweet your blog posts? This guest post is by Nathan Hangen of Build Your Digital Empire. remember back to early 2008, when I’d just started blogging, that even though I had great ambitions, my knowledge, expertise, and confidence as a blogger was sorely lacking. Here are the tactics I used to fight back. Manic idea generation. Email.
    [Comments] Rocket Content – Your B2B Secret Weapon
    He also blogs at Dare to Comment. Tweet Guest post by Ian Greenleigh , the Social Media Manager at Bazaarvoice – the market and technology leader in hosted social commerce applications. There’s no doubt about it, those of us tasked with enterprise-level B2B marketing have some incredible hurdles to overcome. The business decision makers (BDMs) that have the purchasing authority for our products and services tend not to be involved very heavily—if at all—in social media. But we have a secret weapon: Rocket Content. With rocket content, your end goal remains the same. Aim Lower.
    [Comments] Blogging and Social Media Goals for 2010
    Regular blog commenting. Posts that I share on StumbleUpon to my subscribers get many more comments and tweets than posts that I don’t. My main plan for this network is to be more active by voting, submitting new posts, and commenting on posts as well. It’s that time of year… when most people are in the midst of goal setting for the new year to make sure that it is better than the last. Here are some of my goals in blogging and social media for 2010. Although I’m off to a slow start, I feel I have plenty of time to make these goals happen! Twitter.
    [Comments] Enterprise 2.0 Tools Vs Strategies
    Tools Vs Strategies View Comments December 17th, 2009 This is the second post of a multi-post series covering the discussion between SOCIALtality founder and 20-year Fidelity-enterprise veteran, Wendy Troupe and myself.  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, The topics of our discussions were around Social Media, the emerging Enterprise 2.0 capabilities?
    [Comments] Five for Friday 08.6
    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 Five for Friday 08.6 Written on August 6, 2010 by Espo in Five for Friday Image via @laughingsquid Is it me or is the summer slowly fading away? Weeks just seem to be falling over one another at an alarming rate. know it is a scary place. Nothing major or earth-shattering more nerdy than anything. know I am. Enjoy this post?
    [Comments] Five for Friday 8.20
    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 Five for Friday 8.20 Written on August 20, 2010 by Espo in Five for Friday By the time you read this, I will be on the road to the Jersey Shore for a childhood friend’s wedding. My wife has never been to the shore so I may have to stop by Seaside to show her where the fist bumping places are at. Thanks. What do you think?
    [Comments] Link Shorteners and SEO - Jeff Korhan
    How about sharing yours with a comment.  How about sharing yours with a comment.  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? Why Do We Need Link Shorteners?  When you use the popular   Analytics and QR Codes A little trick with any links. Enjoy the weekend.
    [Comments] Authenticity Guidelines - Jeff Korhan - New Media and Small.
     Leave a comment below or share it with YOUR friends by clicking the Facebook Like button.   Leave a comment below or share it with YOUR friends by clicking the Facebook Like button.  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? Just be yourself, right? You are afraid.
    [Comments] Why I’m kinda over Yelp: Foursquare and Twitter are my recommendation engines of choice
    Still, I have an extensive network of people I follow on Twitter who, through link-sharing, insightful comments, witty @ replies, and other useful information, I have come to regard as a resource for any decision about what to do, where to go, and how to get there. I used to think Yelp was pretty cool. Kinda like that slightly-older but still-in-high-school boyfriend you had way back when: he knew the best people, the best places to go, but once you graduated, you just knew he wasn’t really your style, so you went your separate ways. Sorry, Yelp: I’m kinda over you. What can I say?
    [Comments] Frustrated by Blogger’s Block? Try this Exercise!
    You might get some hints in the comments section of your blog. Feeling frustrated today about a lack of ideas to write about on your blog? If so, you’re not alone. Here’s another technique that I use to overcome it. couple of weeks ago I wrote a post here on ProBlogger that gave a tip for fighting blogger’s block. It asked you to identify a problem that you had three years ago and to write a post that solved that problem for your readers. You’ll also be connecting with different personality types than if you just write a dry how-to type post. Feeling paralyzed?
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #220
    Facebook ''s research suggests that happy sentiment begets happy sentiment, and we know that angry comments on articles makes people dig in to their existing positions and ignore facts that don''t agree with them. 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? "I just came back from two weeks at Burning Man. So I learned all about Rampart, the emergency medical services on the Playa. gigaom.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #71
    The comment thread on this one is just as informative." 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? "We're increasingly dependent on computers to manage our lives - from picking our route to work to testing the air we breathe and the water we drink. " (Alistair for Hugh). Silly name, silly company, silly product? The Economist. Well, you're not alone. " (Hugh for Mitch).
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #56
    Not only is there some lively back and forth, but the comments are also hot and bothered. 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? "Pi is wrong. Okay, not really; it's just overcomplicated. Like saying 'four halves' when you could just say 'two.' At least, that's what Michael Hartl claims. missed Tau Day (6/28), but this is still worth reading." " (Alistair for Hugh).
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #47
    This has to be one of the best written pieces of content I've read online in a long time (especially the comments). 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? "I'm feeling a bit bleak this week, so here are some sobering links. First: Reporter Paul Lewis refused to let a story die. When Ian Tomlinson died during G20 protests, Lewis dug in. " (Alistair for Hugh). Tweeted). content.
    [Comments] Seth Godin, Tribes and Brand Communities
    link] Giedrius Ivanauskas Sorry , for late answer, but just found quite a few comments in my spam box. blog comments powered by Disqus Top Videos Next Entry The future of Online Video SMC QUOTE “.As smcitizens ] — October 8th via Twitter Comments ?????? From the marketers perspective it is very important to consider tribal relationships as it may be a powerful tool in building loyalty and trust among the consumers. Even though neo-tribes and brand communities are two different concepts they share very similar features and often are very related to each other.
    [Comments] Generation Y says “Yes” to the Convergence of Email and Social Media
    As Gen Y enters the labour market in increasing numbers this trend is only likely to continue [link] Giedrius Ivanauskas Good insights Thomas and thanks for your comment. … blog comments powered by Disqus Top Videos Previous Entry How to start and manage your community Next Entry What the Priests and Social Media Citizens Have in Common? smcitizens ] — October 8th via Twitter Comments ?????? Marketers sometimes wrongly assume that the new generation is just all about new technologies, tools and channels when targeting digital natives. link] Timeout ??? ????????…
    [Comments] How to Mass Monetize Your YouTube Channel
    After an exchange of comments on each other’s videos, I discovered Michael knew a lot more than I did about being found on YouTube and being paid for being found.  Share them with us in the comments. This guest post is by Jenny Dean of Floppycats. One of the joys of the Internet is the opportunity to become friends with a complete stranger on the other side of the world.  Michael Strange and I had two things in common when we first met: we both owned Ragdoll cats , and we both had YouTube channels. All you need now is a YouTube account that has videos on it and an Adsense account.
    [Comments] Take the 7 Link Challenge Today #7links
    PS : once you’ve written your 7 link challenge post – link to it in comments below so we can take a look! Today I thought it might be fun to do a bit of a fun challenge together that draws on a number of things that I’ve previously taught here on ProBlogger (see below for what these teachings are). The idea is to publish a post that is a list of 7 links to posts that you and others have written that respond to the following 7 categories. Your links should be to: Your first post. post you enjoyed writing the most. post which had a great discussion. Share This.
    [Comments] Blog Smarter: 5 WordPress Plugins to Help You Make Money From Your Blog
    Please note that I haven’t used every one myself yet, so I’d welcome your feedback in the comments if they’ve worked (or not) for you! Please let me know your opinions in the comments! This guest post is by Louise of Why do we blog? Perhaps you feel you have things to say which the world would be interested in, or maybe you’re very passionate about a topic and your friends are sick of hearing you talk about it! But the main reason for blogging, I think, is to make some money out of it. Amazon Associate. Ad Rotator. Kontera. MediaPass.
    [Comments] 5 Ways Blogging Can Make You a Better Person
    Whether it comes from a comment someone leaves, a random link that points me to a much-needed resource, or a post that reminds me of the bigger perspective in the midst of the daily grind, there’s no end to the ideas I’ve gathered. This guest post is by Jamie Martin of Steady Mom and Simple Homeschool. When I first began blogging over two years ago, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Image is author's own. How wrong I was! Looking back, I stand amazed at the ways blogging not only launched my writing career, but also transformed my life. How has it changed you?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [Comments] Calling all Women Bloggers and Movie Bloggers – Two New 31DBBB Groups Starting Soon!
    It’s kicking off on 19 July and looking at the hundreds of comments on the announcement post there is going to be a large group going through this together. If you’re a blogger and looking to work with a group of other bloggers to improve your blog – then there are two new groups starting up to work through the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog workbook together in the coming few weeks. In that post I offered any blogger who wanted to try something similar a head start by offering their group 25% off the 31DBBB workbook. Women Bloggers. Learn more and join them here.
    [Comments] Build Your Platform – Start
    Describe your business in the comments and maybe we can all take a whack at it. Hit me up in the comments. If you don’t make it easy for people to comment, to reply, to engage with you, you’re putting a gate up between you and potential buyers. People ask whether comments are better on a blog or Twitter or Google+ or … you get the point. love every comment I get, and I also encourage email responses in-show. The following is part ONE of a series called Build Your Platform. This post is long. You might want to bookmark it for later. Not sure?
    [Comments] Question: How Do You Beat the Social Media Monster?
    I’d really love to hear a bit about your social media strategy in the comments. Over the last couple of days we’ve looked at various tactics that bloggers are using to gain traction, grow followings, and generate blog traffic on: Google+. Twitter. Facebook. Pinterest. I’m sure that these posts gave you some great ideas for developing your interaction with fans and followers on these social networks. But I also know that social media is one of the key distractions that bloggers face. What’s your strategy for beating the social media monster?
    [Comments] Curation, attention deficit and the exaflood
    Home Comment Caviar Be 3-D. My Work Content Curation Subscribe Dare To Comment Fresh insights on social media and content curation marketing from a young professional in the field Curation, attention deficit and the exaflood by Ian Greenleigh on August 8, 2010 · 6 comments Overwhelmed by a conversation about being overwhelmed. Content on the subject was being published at a digestible pace, and it seemed we all had time to reflect, analyze and, if we cared to do so, publish our own thoughts, either in comments or on our blogs. Dare to Comment. Bonus!
  • FEVER BEE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Comments] Deaths Of Members
    Over 250 people posted their comments.  'Over the years, a few dozen people have asked how to handle deaths in the community.    I can recall one story on the topic. The first time a member died in my gaming community was in 2000. announced it.    We created a place for people to write eulogies for the member.   Then we created a separate navigation tab, on the homepage, to go to this thread. It forever remained one of the most visited pages.    The average age of members was around 16.   But then a strange thing happened.
    [Comments] Client solves Ecommerce for WordPress via Open Source
    They had already started discussing the open source model, obviously drawing from their experience with the likes of WordPress and other open source developments and plugins, and they’d also been open and honest on their blog about their ideas – which led to really helpful input from other WordPress plugin developers, for instance, comments and suggestions from some of the guys at RocketGenius, who make the great Gravity Forms solution. So what makes Jigoshop so good? The benefits of a true Open Source Ecommerce solution. It’s not just me recommending Jigoshop.
    [Comments] Try Out YouTube’s New Features With Cosmic Panda
    Cosmic Panda offers new features on YouTube such as comments that update without refreshing the page. Tweet YouTube has unveiled its experimental new design called Cosmic Panda. Anyone can be a part of the experiment by clicking on [link] followed by a click on “Try it out!” On YouTube’s official blog, the company calls it a TestTube experiment, which will be “A New Experience for Videos, Playlists, and Channels&#. TestTube, YouTube’s idea incubator is a side project conducted by YouTube in order to get user feedback on their latest project developments.
    [Comments] Add A Chatting Feature To Your Site With VisitorsCafe
    My impression is that people enter a blog or site only to read information or maybe making comments. Tweet A new initiative wants to turn your website or blog into a café. You are probably thinking ”what does that mean” – at least that was what I thought. simple code lets you add a chat window to your site, so that your users can connect and be matched to chat with other people visiting your site. The idea behind it is that you can add a chatting feature to your site so that like-minded people with common interests can connect and interact with others. Then they are gone again.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #99
    Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. 93Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "Nathan Morris makes a good case that 60 years of suburban dreams have ended, and that we'll no longer crave the suburbs. Technology, infrastructure, and lifestyle changes might turn the countryside into a ghost town the way the flight from urban cores has abandoned some cities." " (Alistair for Hugh). Startups, this is how design works.
    [Comments] 10 David Ogilvy Quotes that Could Revolutionize Your Blogging
    I’ve been pondering this one a lot over the last 24 hours and it’s true—some of my best blog posts and projects have emerged out of light-hearted tweets or comments in conversations to friends. This week, I’ve been reading The King of Madison Avenue —an interesting biography of ad man David Ogilvy (aff). I’ve always been fascinated with Ogilvy and see a lot in what he’s done as relevant to bloggers. So here’s some of his more famous quotes, with a few thoughts on how they relate to our medium. You wouldn’t tell lies to your own wife. Think big!
    [Comments] comScore Releases First Public Report of Online Usage in Singapore
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? According to a new report by comScore , Internet users in Singapore spend half of their time online using social and entertainment websites. This is the first public report of online usage in Singapore. It includes a ranking of the most “engaging and visited Internet site categories and properties, based on the comScore World Metrix service, and the top search properties, based on the comScore qSearch service. One of the most notable aspects of the report is that people in Singapore spend more time sending instant messages. Entertainment 13.8%
    [Comments] Why I Gave a Domain Name Back to Its Former Owner
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? With the economy being the way it is right now, with everyone fighting for every last dollar, every last cent, trying to make just a little bit more money for yourself and your family, I seems as if everyone is out for themselves–and not thinking of others. Every so often, an opportunity comes up when you can do something good. Yesterday, I had that opportunity. gave a domain name back to its former owner. They had started it back in 1996. He had written a bunch of short stories and put it up on the site. Or $5,000. chose the latter.
    [Comments] How Not to Increase Online Credibility: MediaPost Fail
    Now if only Aldi would recover the domain name… Subscribe to the comments for this post? Let me first say that I’ve been a fan of MediaPost for years now. MediaPost has, over the years, reported some great stories. But I’m actually embarrassed by a recent article in their Marketing Daily column that I read from time to time. I’m not sure if this is just a lack of attention to detail or not, but a friend of mine tipped me off, showing me this. And FreshAvails gave me inspiration for this blog post. But wait. That’s right, take a look again at it.
    [Comments] Unveils Database of 300 Million Questions and Answers
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Got a question? Well, according to , they have the answer. Well, apparently they now have the answers to 300 million questions. has unveiled a database of 300 million “Q&A pairs&#. used their “proprietary core search technology&# launched in the fall of 2008 and came up with 300 million Question and Answer pairs by crawling and indexing questions and answers from numerous and diversified sources across the internet. took a look today at this new database, asking a variety of questions. That’s helpful.
    [Comments] Spammers Still Hurting the Search Engine Optimization Industry
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? No wonder the SEO ( Search Engine Optimization ) industry has such as bad reputation. am amazed that there are still so many SEO snake oil salesman out there spamming small businesses. Let me show you one prime example of some of the junk that people calling themselves “internet marketing specialists&# and SEO specialists are spamming (sending unsolicited commercial email). bhqi547xyn. Let me ask you one question, first. Have you ever heard of a “heated pet&# ? Until I started reading it. WTF is a “heated pet&# ? 480) 445-9297.
    [Comments] comScore Releases August 2009 Search Engine Rankings
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR) has released their monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the United States search marketplace. In August 2009, Americans conducted more than 13.9 billion core searches, with Google accounting for 64.6 percent search market share. Microsoft Sites grabbed 9.3 percent market share, a 0.4-percentage point gain versus July 2009. You can keep up with my previous analysis of internet usage that I report every month or whenever new data is released. Google led the U.S. core search market in August 2009 with 64.6 percent).
    [Comments] Search Engine Optimization: Encouraging Google to Display Real Time Web for Your Keyword
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Back in December 2009 , Google began showing the integration of the real-time web in the Google organic search results. Google told us that their goal is to strive to bring us “the freshest, most comprehensive and relevant search results over an ever expanding universe of content on the multitude of devices&# we “use to access it.&# Somehow, algorithmically, Google adds these features into the natural search results. As a search engine optimization pro, I have been intrigued by this part of the search engine algorithm. Digg this!
    [Comments] Better Buttons Part 2: Buttons as Brand Engagement Tools
    We can see buttons as the mechanisms by which users effect their engagement—whether they’re clicking Subscribe or Comment or Share or Download or Buy, users enact engagement on your blog using buttons. I’d love to hear in the comments whether you’ve considered buttons as a branding element. Earlier today, the Ninja made an important point about buttons on your blog: he said that users have an expectation about the kind of response they get when they interact with a button. Another consideration is usability. Does your button text reflect your brand? Sign me up!
    [Comments] 5 Tips to Convince Editors to Say “Yes” to Your Guest Posts
    There’s an added bonus here, too: if your headline is great, more readers will read, share and comment on your post. We’d love to hear them in the comments. This guest post is by Alexis Grant of You know all the benefits of guest posting on popular blogs. And you’ve decided to start guest posting today. So you want to do your best to crank out awesome content. But smart ideas are only half the battle. ” In other words, go beyond providing awesome, unique content and make accepting your post a no-brainer. Then delve into your personal anecdote.
    [Comments] What PostRank Helps Me Do
    When you mouseover the number to the right, you see how many comments the post received, whether it was shared on Digg, on Twitter, bookmarked on Delicious, etc. If more people bookmarked it, but there weren’t many comments, they thought of it as a resource. I use the PostRank WordPress Plugin to tell me which of my posts really took off beyond my site and into social sharing, and which stayed relatively flat. Most recently, the plugin showed me that my post, Storytelling for Business , really traveled far. The Cool Part. Lord knows I do, sometimes. PostRank for WordPress.
    [Comments] Has the world changed really?
    Comments Has the world changed really? Free Podcast Google Search Join me on Twitter Facebook Fan Page The Engaging Brand on Facebook Our Community Recent Comments ANSHUL GUPTA on How Not to Become Boring. The Engaging Brand Home Podcast Online Social Media Training Speaking Contact & Bio Subscribe/RSS « 10 Most Listened to Podcasts | Main | Life is a series of Memories » Has the world changed really? People often talk about change and the speed of change. However, I am convinced that for "all that change, the world stays the same " Why?
    [Comments] From Blog to Profitable Business in Four Steps
    also observed a drop in daily traffic and comments. Address them by name and reply to their comments with the proper salutation. When Share your thoughts in the comments. This guest post is by Michael Chibuzor of Content Marketing Up. Let’s face it: updating your blog on a daily basis doesn’t necessarily make you smart. It might be helpful, but there is more to blogging than writing. How about doing this online “thing” as if it’s a real business? A brick and mortar business? It’s about productivity that leads to profit. You need confidence to win. profit.
    [Comments] 5 Things to Email Your Subscribers About Today
    You could invite your subscribers to: comment on a post that’s been something of an experiment or a break from the routine for you. Let me know in the comments. I’m a big advocate for building a list around your blog, then making the most of it. current list of email subscribers is an advantage to any blogger who wants to build their presence, whether you’re monetizing your blog or not. Your email list can help you meet both these challenges. Give them something. Ask them something. When was the last time you surveyed your readers? new product or service idea.
    [Comments] Mobelize Your Wordpress Blog! |
    View Comments to “Mobilize Your WordPress Blog!&# 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 / Wordpress / Mobilize Your Wordpress Blog! Subcribe via RSS Mobilize Your WordPress Blog! October 20th, 2009 Posted in Wordpress Tweet Share I could spew all the stats about mobile browser usage, but the cold hard facts are that more and more people are using their mobile devices to browse the web.  Mine really wasn’t. 
    [Comments] Fetching Friday – Lots of Blogging & Social Media Resources
    Will commenting harm your blogging success ? ways to increase comments on your blog. benefits of leaving comments while blogwalking. Comment design – considerations, best practices, and examples. 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. The Resources Mashup. Blogging.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011
    [Comments] Curing the Dreaded Blogger’s Malaise
    Right now, your blog is still new and shiny and everything is awesome, but one day, you’ll be hit with an unsettling dread at the thought of writing another post; the sudden realization that you just don’t care about deleting all the spam comments; the sense that you have nothing left to say to the Internet. If you allow yourself to be distracted by the ponies for too long, your readers will get bored of waiting for you to post the chocolate and answer their comments and they will find some other blogger to follow. This guest post is by Steff of So take one.
    [Comments] The Sweet Opportunity of Choosing Your Customer
    I had an interesting comment from someone at an event recently. Jump into the comments. We were picking apart my Twitter stream and I was explaining my philosophy around it. He raised his hand and said, “Well, to be really honest, I wouldn’t be all that interested in seeing your pictures of bacon.” ” In this case, he meant quite literally the picture above, but in the larger sense, he was saying, “I want a business-focused person to follow.” That’s a choice, though, and it’s something I encourage you to consider. Simple. My take?
    [Comments] Curb Your Blogging Frustration in 8 Steps
    Instead, it received the usual handful of tweets, smattering of likes and a gaggle of comments. How many other blogs you are reading and commenting on. Maybe a comment below on this post. This guest post is by Marc Ensign of  and That last blog post was  really  good. It was supposed to be the one. The post that launched you into blogging stardom. Right into the spotlight. Making you an overnight success. That post was supposed to change everything. But it didn’t. Barely enough traffic needed for a respectable flash mob. get it.
    [Comments] Google+ Tactics of the Blogging Pros
    Let us in on your secrets in the comments. Over the next couple of days on ProBlogger, we’ll be taking a look at key marketing tactics bloggers are using on Twitter and Facebook. Since we covered Pinterest recently , I thought I’d explore Google+ today, and check out the approaches some of the A-list bloggers are using on this network. Tactic 1: Cross-promote a particular offering. Gary Vaynerchuck might have become famous for his books, but he’s been vlogging since 2005, so its no surprise that his Google+ page is dominated by video posts. Tactic 4: Close curation.
    [Comments] Personal and Digital Inventory for 2013
    It’s a sight to behold when you take the time to look at your entire digital fingerprint from status updates to photos, videos, blogs and comments. Tell me about you goals for 2013 in the comments below. In the past year countless choices have been made, relationships forged, and for the first time ever, much of what we’ve accomplished has been recorded digitally. In a digital world, there’s no hiding from the ripple effect of our actions. Both the good and the bad leave ripple effects across spacetime and the digital cosmos. What are you truly capable of?
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Comments] 8 Annoying Things Brands Do on Twitter
    Tell us about them in the comments below or on Twitter ! 'Twitter is a great platform for communicating with your audience, but try to avoid these annoying things brands do on Twitter! Twitter is a pseudo-broadcast medium – that means that on Twitter, more so than most networks, we can drive traffic to landing pages and soft sell our product. That said, there are still a few annoting things brands do on Twitter, and you should avoid them at all costs. Stagnant Automation. Ignore Replies. It is a lot of fun to see that someone has sent you a message. Engage! Endless Links. Mystery.
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
    [Comments] Social Media Case Study: Financial Times
    Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter ! 'What is there for marketers to learn from the Financial Times social media strategy? Visit the Financial Times Google+ page and you will see an innovative use of social media by a brand in an industry that many think is outdated. The Financial Times social media channels looks great on the outside, but there is a lot taking place on the inside as well from which marketers can take a lesson or two. At a 125 years old, the Financial Times is not necessarily a brand that many would expect to see incorporating social media in such a crucial way.
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Comments] Social Media Case Study: Greenpeace
    Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter ! 'Greenpeace – among the more high-profile charities – recently took to Pinterest, and with some impressive results. Charities and not-for-profits have been resorting to social media in a big way. This is in large part due to the fact that social media is a great way to share important information and quickly have it spread to interested communities. Of the charities using social media, Greenpeace is among the more recognizable. Among the channels used by the Greenpeace social media marketing team is Pinterest. Plan Ahead.
    [Comments] I Am Not a Blogger, I Am a Human Being!
    chatted, commented, liked, moderated, shared and tweeted like a full-on social media butterfly. This guest post is by Katie Tallo of Momentum Gathering. ve developed a tweet. It’s involuntary and annoying. My vision’s distorted. All I’m seeing are the letters S, E and O. Worse, I think I’m losing my mind because I don’t know who some of my friends are—at all—no idea who they are. play with my widget all day. m obsessively turning my plug-ins off and on, off and on. m stumbling and tumbling around most of the time and alarmingly, there’s a growth mutating out of the side of my name.
    [Comments] What You Need to Know About Your Stats if You Want to Work With Brands on Your Blog
    The whole way it works is complicated and, to be honest, a bit nonsensical because unlike with traditional media where you can know how many people bought the publication but not how many people actually read the bit about your business, you can measure exactly how many people clicked on a link about your post, how long they spent reading that post and what they did after they read it (comments, clicked away, clicked on a link to the business etc…). One of the biggest challenges for businesses is how to determine the ROI (return on investment) with bloggers. The impact of search.
    [Comments] The Blogger’s Dilemma: When Is it Time to Start Paying for Exposure?
    Make sure the site has a great PR, check to see the average number of tweets and comments that an article on the site receives, and talk with others who have contributed there. Let us know your story in the comments below. This guest post is by Amanda DiSilvestro of Highervisibility. When you’re a blogger, you want to gain as much visibility and authority as you can, and featuring your content on more established websites is one way to make this happen. So what’s the issue? More and more blogs are beginning to ask writers to pay to post content on their pages.
    [Comments] Five for Friday
    The Weird Thing I Want You To Do On My Blog – This is a guest post on Danny Brown’s blog from Michael Schechter that stirred up a heated debate in the comments on selling premium content and giving things away on blogs. While the post stirred the pot, the heated debate in the comments is one not to miss. Man, I love short weeks. While I am off from work today, I am going to have my hands full with my first full solo day of kickin it with Baby Espo. am excited, but nervous at the same time so it should be a barrel of monkeys. How was your week? Don’t believe me? How about you?
    [Comments] Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated
    Cottle has a long history of writing highly opinionated pieces that have, no doubt, helped her build a tough skin when it comes to antagonistic comments. That is the beauty of opinions; they are likely (particularly among dissenters) to provoke discussions in the comments and, if they are divisive enough, to prompt entire posts providing an alternate position. Let’s chat about it in comments. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. You may have voted for Sarah Palin.
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