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    [Comments] 5 Key Elements for a Successful Women’s Blog
    This is especially vital with negative comments you may receive – do not lash back or be rude. 'Image via Flickr user Liquine. This is a guest contribution by Renee from . This year marks 10 years of my blogging career, and after starting several women’s blogs (some successful, some not), and being an avid reader of them myself, I’ve learn the key elements in what makes a blog “make it” or not. Here they are. Key #1: Make Sure Your Blog is Visually Great. usually try not to generalize, but let’s face it: women like pretty things. Keep them clean and easy to see.
    [Comments] Looking Back at AriWriter Blog Designs
    But after reviewing past comments that you and your peers left me over the past year, namely when I edited the header image and otherwise asked for your feedback , I recognized with a new year approaching there is no better time than the present to revisit the past. Frequent readers of this blog are familiar with blog designs appearing, disappearing, and reappearing throughout the year. November 2009 featured a one-column layout. August 2010 saw a grid layout. August 2010 also introduced a minimalist design. I, too, liked my header image and missed it. Blog News design
    [Comments] Like This Post? Share it on LinkedIn!
    Remember to leave a comment below so we can visit your blog and share your posts! -- Thank you for reading Like This Post? The top right corner of every blog post on AriWriter now sports a LinkedIn share button. It is located directly underneath the pre-existing Twitter share button. A Facebook share button is at the bottom of the post.). The LinkedIn share button was released earlier today on the professional networking site’s blog. There are three types of share buttons you can use. opted for the horizontal count. To set it up on your blog or website, head over to [link].
    [Comments] 872 Subscribers in 24 Hours?!
    Running a contest: Writing a post with a question, and asking people to leave a comment answering it, with the best comment winning a prize. Leave a comment and answer this question: what will you throw yourself into? This guest post is by Danny Iny of Firepole Marketing. Could you get 872 new subscribers in just 24 hours? Have 1,587 subscribers by the third day? And 3,381 within three weeks? didn’t think I could do it either, but I did, and in this post, I’ll show you how you can do it too. Those first 24 hours happened on November 29th… November 29 was launch day.
    [Comments] Satisfying Saturday: 6 Social Media Blog Posts I Liked That You May Like Too
    When she’s done reading a friend’s comment on her page, she’ll delete it. Please visit their blog posts — and add a comment over there if inspired. -- Thank you for reading Satisfying Saturday: 6 Social Media Blog Posts I Liked That You May Like Too at AriWriter. Here are 6 articles I recently read and liked, and think you may like, too. Sasha Taylor reflects on a conference session he attended pitting bloggers against press officers. …it was suggested that bloggers are negative about organisations and therefore this is the reason that they are not being engaged.
    [Comments] Weekly Roundup: Around The World
    Get Shareaholic test Filed under Weekly Roundup | Tags: luray caverns , travel | Comment (1) Site settings comment help? Get notified of updates in this conversation "> Follow conversation Stop receiving notifications "> Following conversation people listening Followers Livefyre is in Offline Mode - you can still post comments. Sign out Leave your comment here. Comment as Show More Trackbacks Tweets that mention Weekly Roundup: Around The World | Waxing UnLyrical -- says: August 30, 2010 at 7:52 am [.] Let me rephrase that. He broke the last one.
    [Comments] The Most Important Take-Home Advice from BlogWorld Expo LA [#BWELA]
    They commented that they “knew it all” already and wanted speakers to reveal their “real secrets.” If you’d like to share them in comments below to help make you a little more accountable to them, please do! Yesterday I returned from a trip to the US to attend Blog World Expo. This year was my fourth BWE and as usual it was a great event—well worth the 14-hour commute each way! Of course when I return home, everyone always asks, “What was the best thing” or “What did you learn this year?” ” Here’s what I learned.
    [Comments] 6 Things “Saved By the Bell” Taught Me About Blogging
    End your posts with a question, encouraging your readers to engage, and please, allow comments. People won’t be able to resist the urge to comment. This guest post is by Chiara Mazzucco of There are hundreds of thousands of articles written on being a successful blogger and driving traffic to your website or blog. You can sit down and read each one, leading you to write your first blog post in about 4 years, or you can pick the gems (on sites like ProBlogger) and choose to drive inspiration from the world around you, instead. Be yourself, loud and proud.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #168
    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? "Here''s a short story about the rise of sentient artificial intelligence. If we create a computer smarter than us, connected to the Internet, it can likely use our dependence on the Internet to make us do whatever it wants. Point taken." " (Alistair for Hugh). Your phone is blabbing your location to anyone who will listen - NBC News.
    [Comments] How to Use Content Themes to Make Blogging a Snap
    Share it with us in the comments below! 'This is a guest contribution from Sonja Jobson. This might sound familiar: you’re staring at a blank screen, panic slowly rising, headache setting in, mind blank. You’re due to publish a blog post but you have absolutely no idea what to write about. Again. The “writers block” cycle can put a serious cramp in your blogging style, but contrary to popular opinion, it’s not a mysterious ailment with no known cure. In most cases, writers block is a direct result of poor planning. First Things First: Your Editorial Calendar. What are Content Themes?
    [Comments] Increase Your SEO By Appearing on Google News
    The goal is to become a trusted and respected commentator in your niche, but this can often take a huge investment in both time and resources. Being featured on Google News will not only boost the domain authority of your page but, as other businesses and professionals begin to rely on your site for news that’s relevant to them, your actual authority as a commentator in your niche will also increase. Keep checking influential commentators and trade bodies regularly for press releases. 'This is a guest contribution from business/tech writer Nick Chowdrey. Quality of content.
    [Comments] Why You Should Celebrate Every Win
    Let’s share them in the comments, either here, or on Rick’s post. When I read Rick’s post on the thrills new bloggers get to experience this morning, of course I laughed (I’m not really a margarita kind of guy). Rick’s post is great—I love it as an example of the way we can use humor to get a message across in a blog post. And that message is loud and clear: celebrate every win. Every advance you make as a blogger—whether you’re just beginning your blogging journey, or you’re a bit further along the path—is important. about it.
    [Comments] Are You Overusing Jargon In Your Press Releases?
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? Are Small Businesses Effective Online? » Are You Overusing Jargon In Your Press Releases? One of the biggest mistakes online marketers make is the overuse of jargon, or phrases that don’t mean anything to journalists. This is actually more prevalent than you may think, and it is avoidable. Jargon can be anything from industry speak to catch phrases like “touch base.&# Do you include these types of phrases in your press releases and other public relations documents, either online or off line?
    [Comments] Is AOL Moving Forward, Or Back?
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? Social Media Rule #1: Don’t Post Too Frequently » Is AOL Moving Forward, Or Back? The big talk of the day is the AOL acquisition of Huffington Post. Everyone is speculating about whether or not AOL made a good buy. They purchased Huffington Post for $315 million. And, the Huff-Post press release states that $300 million of that will be cash. Yummy! Another thing AOL gets is Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington. Arianna is the clear winner here. What more could a person want? How does AOL win?
    [Comments] Is SearchDex A Scapegoat? | Small Business Mavericks
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? Facebook Changes Page Layout Features » Is SearchDex A Scapegoat? The New York Times published a story on Saturday about huge retailer J.C. Penney getting caught buying links. The interesting part of this story from a small business standpoint is what happened to J.C. Penney’s search firm, SearchDex , after Google discovered the paid links. You might have guessed. They were canned. I’m not here to beat up on SearchDex. They took a huge risk and it didn’t pay off. Is that well deserved?
    [Comments] Tweeting Can Lead To Short-Term Traffic Gains
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? Anyone who has used Twitter knows that it can lead to some additional traffic if you publish a click-generating tweet. But what is even more interesting is the power of a retweet or a third party tweet as it relates to SEO and traffic. That’s what SEOmoz’s post can give us a little bit of insight about. The fact that SEOmoz was able to secure a 4th position search rank for a term that they weren’t targeting all because of a quantity of tweets and retweets is a pretty amazing discovery.
    [Comments] What Are You Doing With Abandoned Shopping Carts?
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? Do You Review Your Inbound Links? » What Are You Doing With Abandoned Shopping Carts? One of the most frustrating aspects of running an online business is losing a customer during the checkout process. This is often referred to as an abandoned shopping cart and is similar to an offline shopper heading to the checkout, then dumping their basket and leaving the store empty handed. In an offline environment it is relatively easy to analyze why that shopper had left empty handed. But what about the online environment?
    [Comments] Do You Review Your Inbound Links?
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? Facebook Page Promotion – Offline » Do You Review Your Inbound Links? Inbound links are still the lifeblood of any search engine optimization program. No matter what the search engines do with social media data, search result will rely heavily on inbound links as a major factor for a long time. With so much emphasis being placed on link building, sometimes it’s worth looking back over the links you have acquired and analyzing their affect and value. You don’t need thousands of links.
    [Comments] Facebook Page Promotion - OfflineOffline | Small Business Mavericks
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? Did Facebook Screw Up? » Facebook Page Promotion – Offline A lot has been said of Facebook Pages. The general consensus is that they make great marketing promos for businesses of any size. They are particularly useful for small businesses. However, you still have to promote them. How do you promote your Facebook Page? would bet that you do most of it online through your other Internet marketing channels. But have you considered offline marketing? Offline marketing still works. Maybe you should too.
    [Comments] Is Link Buying Necessary?
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? » Is Link Buying Necessary? Here’s a great interview with three professional link builders. The thing I find interesting about this interview is the repeated encouragement from Julie Joyce of Link Fish Media, Inc. to incorporate link buying into your marketing plan. She says point blank that link buying is absolutely necessary in an “ultra-competitive&# niche. In her own words: I’m going to harp on paid links here but I do think it’s that all paid links are crap. Is link buying evil? Is it unethical?
    [Comments] Are You About To Lose Your YouTube Presence?
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? Content Farms: Did Google Go Far Enough? » Are You About To Lose Your YouTube Presence? nasty rumor is spreading, according to WebProNews , that YouTube is considering paying celebrities to provide video content channels. If true, what will that do to your channel? Can you imagine competing against the likes of Ashton Kutcher and Oprah Winfrey for attention? If this report is true, you might have to. If you think this is no different than competing against the Big O and the Big A on Twitter, think again.
    [Comments] How Unique Is Your Marketing Plan?
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? Why Article Marketing Will Never Die » How Unique Is Your Marketing Plan? Are you breaking new ground, or just breaking wind? Here’s a unique concept in publishing. I’m assuming this novelist got a good response in Croatia because his novel is now going to be published in print. But what if it had been published in English on Facebook? Would it have received the same level of response? As this article points out, serialized novels are nothing new. But what are small businesses doing? Because you can.
    [Comments] The True Meaning Of Content
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? » The True Meaning Of Content What is the true meaning of content? In the old days of the Internet, it was your text and photos. That was about it. But today, content has a rather broad view. Content has moved beyond the web page. It is now anything that you develop for the purpose of interacting with the marketplace, and that includes your iPhone applications. Truly. I’m sure you can come up with your own. Of course, not all content is created equal. But I want to talk about inbound links for a second.
    [Comments] The YouTube Creator Institute
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? It’s called the YouTube Creator Institute. This looks like a good deal. You can learn more creative ways to produce your content so that it shines and attracts new audiences. The reason for introducing this is obvious. YouTube is hoping to make money from your content. Of course, if you make money, they’ll make money so there’s a strong interest in helping you become the best content creator you can become. YouTube is one of the top video marketing and video sharing websites online.
    [Comments] Rumor: Yahoo Sells Delicious | Small Business Mavericks
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? The latest is around the social bookmarking site Delicious. Yahoo had originally said it was going to fold the site, but then the groans started. Now, the rumor is they have sold it. What’s the reported price? 5 million. think that is a gross underestimation of Delicious’s value, though I’m no expert on business valuations. Nevertheless, if it’s true, it could be a big boon to Yahoo. mean, I’m sure they could they use the $5 million for something. That surely must be good news.
    [Comments] How's Your Website's Health?
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? » How’s Your Website’s Health? Do you have a healthy website? Does it do what it was meant to do? Every small business website has a function. The job is to sell your services and attract new business. Of course, there are different methods and strategies for accomplishing this goal. But the bottom line is, your website must perform, and if it is a healthy website , then it will perform its necessary functions in a healthy manner. These include: Does your website target the right keywords?
    [Comments] How Q&A Sites Can Boost Your SEO | Small Business Mavericks
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? What’s The Best Discovery Engine? » How Q&A Sites Can Boost Your SEO SEOmoz has a great article on how Q&A sites can boost your SEO. First, I’d like to say this is an awesome article and I encourage you to read it through and through. Secondly, I think it’s important to point out that Pavel Israelsky classifies four different types of Q&A sites: Social Q&A – Includes sites like Quora, Aardvark, Formspring, and Facebook Answers. Standard Q&A – Yahoo!
    [Comments] Online Reviews: Opportunity Or Obstacle?
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? Get Your Own YouTube Channel » Online Reviews: Opportunity Or Obstacle? One of the most frightening things in the world for a small business owner is a negative review. But should you be afraid of them? think there are several reasons not to be afraid of negative reviews, the first of which is that no one can please everyone all of the time. If someone had a negative experience with your company, try to find out why and look at it as an opportunity. Be proactive and make good on your promises.
    [Comments] IM: Small Business Tool Or A Waste Of Time?
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? Q&A Sites And Competitive Intelligence » IM: Small Business Tool Or A Waste Of Time? If you are going to do business online, then it makes sense to use online communications tools. Right? One of the most primitive online communications tools is instant messaging. It’s been around almost as long as the Internet itself. And it’s gotten better over the years. There are some instant messaging clients, IM clients, now that allow you to send and receive e-mail and manage your social networks.
    [Comments] Facebook Experiments With Real-Time Advertising | Small Business.
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? As well it should. The social network is now the most trafficked website online. But there is another reason to fear Facebook too. It has a competing advertising model. For the longest time, serious advertisers online went to the pay-per-click line, and Google was the beginning of that line. The alternatives were Yahoo!, Bing (or Windows Live), and smaller PPC search engines. But then Facebook became the popular social network and introduced its own PPC advertising model. Will it win out? Would it creep you out?
    [Comments] Are You A Business Or A Media Company?
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? Steve Rubel, who is a bit of an Internet pioneer, has an interesting take on marketing in this global Internet economy. Even if you’re a local business. And I fully agree. In fact, that’s precisely what you should strive to be. media company. We’ve talked about social media so much that I think you know how I feel about that. But what does it mean to be a media company? It means this: That you set up Web properties beyond your own business website that give other people a platform as well.
    [Comments] Are We Having Fun Yet?
    I’d absolutely love to hear your thoughts in the comments too, because most of you are far more experienced than I am in struggling with this issue, so I know you’re going to have more ideas to share. lost the conversational aspect of my blog in favor of a series of mini-lectures that (not surprisingly) got little if any comments. Please, share in the comments your suggestions for having fun with your blog, how you overcame issues that were keeping you from having fun, or how you plan to do so starting now! Quick question: are you having fun? Courtesy. Relax.
    [Comments] Snapshots from #LikeMinds 2010 in Exeter, England
    8 comments } Scott Gould March 13, 2010 at 8:50 am Trey you're awesome. blog comments powered by Disqus Previous post: TEDxGreenville, March 5, 2010 Next post: Google’s gonna love Greenville! Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ Snapshots from #LikeMinds 2010 in Exeter, England by trey on March 12, 2010 While TED is all about “ideas worth sharing,&# LikeMinds was a place for people worth meeting. shot this inside Charter House, part of the Exeter Cathedral.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Comments] Six Mobile Marketing Case Studies
    Note: if YOU have written a useful mobile marketing case study, add a link to it in the comments, and then within 30 hours, I’ll approve it so people can follow along.). On American Express OPEN Forum, I wrote about my friend, Tim Hayden, and his new 44 Doors company, which deals with the powerful world of mobile marketing. teased Tim over beers that maybe I’d just zag left out of social media and join him in talking more and more about mobile marketing, which isn’t really my goal. Six Mobile Marketing Case Studies. Crocs Mobile Coupon Campaign. Interesting, eh?
    [Comments] How to Deal with a Firestorm of Controversy on Your Blog (Before it Suffocates You)
    That, coupled with thousands of comments from users on Reddit and Yelp added fuel to the fire. Know when to respond, when to walk away , and when to learn from your actions (and yes, you can do all three of these based on the comments in your post!). Above all, don’t attack the commenters for posting their point of view, like the bakery company did. Keep the discussion on track and resist the urge to give in to commenters who interrupt or veer off topic.  Above all, resist the urge to delete the post and censor the comments. You’ve just hit Publish. Lumps.
    [Comments] Blogging in Brief: Goal-Setting … and Reaching!
    Let us know about it in the comments. Share your thoughts with us in the comments. It’s that time of year: we’re all setting goals and making plans for the next twelve months (if we haven’t already!). And the blogosphere is a great place to get inspiration for setting and meeting those goals… Image courtesy Moyan_Brenn, licensed under Creative Commons. That time of year… Many of our favorite blogs have published posts that either look back on the last year, or look forward to this one. Read this post for a chuckle! Get better at online marketing.
    [Comments] How to Speed Up the Blog Writing Process [My Method]
    While there are still some posts that are more of a grind to write and can take time (for example three days ago I spent most of the day working on the Ultimate Guide to Writing Comments on Blogs ) I do think that my writing has sped up when I compare it to how I used to write. I’d love to hear a little about how you tackle the task of writing in comments below. 'Image by Jonathan Cohen. Earlier today I was asked for tips on how to speed up the writing process when writing longer posts. And before I share them – one quick note/disclaimer… sometimes slow is best.
    Validate the other person by showing them their comments matter in your conversation. Send to Kindle. In honor of the official start of baseball season in this household [Cubs, yes, sigh], I had to pay homage to the sport by using this photo. couldn’t find a Cub without paying for him, and John Myrland reminded me that some people pay too much for some baseball players, so I’ll leave that to them. Plus, I like the focus on this gentleman’s face.). Have A Question For You. Do you ever get interrupted? know, me too. Another Question For You. Do you ever interrupt? Really?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Comments] On the Elusive “Next Level” of Blogging
    Please do share your experiences with us in the comments—we’d love to hear your stories and advice. We’ve all heard of it—the elusive “next level” that so many bloggers talk about online. But what is the next level? How many levels are there? Is there an end point in leveling up? These are all worthwhile questions—especially for more experienced bloggers who have spent a lot of time and energy in reaching the level they’re already at. In my experience, both approaches are valid—different techniques work at different times, after all.
    [Comments] Nine Ways to Spice Up Any Blog Post—Fast
    Did your latest post get all the readers, comments and tweets that it deserved? I’ve noticed that when I do this with posts, I get more comments and retweets than otherwise. This guest post is by Ali Luke of Aliventures. Probably not. You wrote a great piece, but somehow, it seemed bland. Your ideas were good, but the post lacks a little something. What you need is more spice. Here are nine ways to add some heat to your post, and grab readers’ attention. 1: Add a snappy title and subtitles. You know that posts need great headlines. Don’t do that. moment.
    [Comments] Show 274 - How to succeed as an entrepreneur
    How you can listen to the Engaging Brand 1) You can listen on your PC now without downloading any software just click hear to listen to the latest marketing podcast 2) You can subscribe to the show via iTunes or 3) If you use a different podcatcher then you can subscribe using the following  [link] 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. Alpha male on Show 297 - Dave Ulrich on Why of Work Alpha male on Step into my world and make my day.
    [Comments] Show 275 - How to stay younger and feel sharper
    How you can listen to the Engaging Brand 1) You can listen on your PC now without downloading any software just click hear to listen to the latest marketing podcast 2) You can subscribe to the show via iTunes or 3) If you use a different podcatcher then you can subscribe using the following  [link] 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. Main | Are you on the road to nowhere? We talk about Why we lose the wisdom of youth as we grow older?
    [Comments] Show 276 - Am I the only sane one working here
    How you can listen to the Engaging Brand 1) You can listen on your PC now without downloading any software just click hear to listen to the latest marketing podcast 2) You can subscribe to the show via iTunes or 3) If you use a different podcatcher then you can subscribe using the following  [link] 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. Main | What brings How I wish I had read this book - Am I the only sane one working here - 20 years ago!
    [Comments] 3 Ways to Tap into People's Emotions - The Engaging Brand
    February 03, 2010 in Customer Service | Permalink Reblog (0) | | Digg This | Save to | TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference 3 Ways to Tap into Peoples Emotions : Comments 3 Ways to Tap into Peoples Emotions The social in the phrase social media gives you a clue on what people are looking for.When people get their social media strategy right, they tap into the emotional element of people's lives. But how can you tap into that emotional element? think there are 3 key ways with social media Tap into memories.
    [Comments] Show 288 - Reinventing Business
    How you can listen to the Engaging Brand 1) You can listen on your PC now without downloading any software just click hear to listen to the latest marketing podcast 2) You can subscribe to the show via iTunes or 3) If you use a different podcatcher then you can subscribe using the following  [link] 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. Try GoToMeeting FREE for 30 days. How to make tough choices on strategy How hard is it to create accountability.
    [Comments] Show 296 - Inspiring Resilience - The Engaging Brand
    How you can listen to the Engaging Brand 1) You can listen on your PC now without downloading any software just click hear to listen to the latest marketing podcast 2) You can subscribe to the show via iTunes or 3) If you use a different podcatcher then you can subscribe using the following  [link] 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. Jill is an expert in talent management, leadership development and well-being. Is resilience a predictor of success?
    [Comments] Show 299 - The 24 Hour Customer
    How you can listen to the Engaging Brand 1) You can listen on your PC now without downloading any software just click hear to listen to the latest marketing podcast 2) You can subscribe to the show via  iTunes or 3) If you use a different podcatcher then you can subscribe using the following   [link]   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. Adrian Ott joins me to talk about her fabulous new marketing book - The 24 Hour Customer.
    [Comments] Rogue Snapnames Employee Bids on Domain Name Auctions, Drives Up Prices
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Snapnames, an aftermarket domain name auction service, has reportedly discovered that a rogue employee set up an account and bid against other bidders. And was doing it for several years. In a letter that I received today, Snapnames explained the situation: From: []. Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 12:23 PM. To: Subject: Important Update From SnapNames. This is a clear violation of our internal policy and was not approved by the company. Extent of impact. SnapNames. must-read.
    [Comments] 11 Tips to Breaking Bloggers Block Through Solving Reader Problems
    Let us know how you go in comments below! Have you ever had bloggers block? If so – you’re not alone. Almost every blogger I’ve ever asked has admitted to having it at least once! Below is some practical tips on how to break through it (including a little homework to action it). Recently I was speaking with a blogger of a ‘ how to ‘ type blog who told me that he’d been struggling over the last few weeks with coming up with things to write about. “Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem.
    [Comments] Why Your Business Needs to Be a FLOP
    ” I’ll get 30 likes and 57 comments. 'I had the pleasure of interviewing David Newman, a fantastic marketing consultant, coach, and author of Do It! Marketing: 77 Instant-Action Ideas to Boost Sales, Maximize Profits, and Crush Your Competition. The book is all about taking a tactical approach to marketing and offers actionable ideas that you can implement today. David reveals his reasons for writing the book, what tools are most useful for him, and why you need to make your business a FLOP in order to succeed. Jay : I see your book over your shoulder, and rightfully so.
    [Comments] How to Build a Thriving Blog by Being Yourself
    Emergent by Design is the brain child of futurist Venessa Miemis who has an entirely unique take on the intersection of technology, communication, and culture, and attracts intellectuals, academics, and big-picture thinkers to her blog and with them a wide array of opposing comments. You’ll also witness your blog community react strongly by sharing your content across the social media sphere and commenting like crazy. This guest post is by Natalie Sisson of The Suitcase Entrepreneur. When you first start blogging it can be difficult to find your real voice. Seuss. They want that.
    [Comments] Our Many New Phones
    LinkedIn Google Wave Comments back to people who’ve commented on my blog or others (not always, but I try) Contact form (thank you, Steve Brogan, for blocking and tackling most of this) Face to face. We have really messed ourselves up, haven’t we? It used to be that we could expect correspondence from two (at most three) ways: phone, mail, face to face. Look at us now. Have we really improved the world? I’m not alone. This isn’t just me doing this. Companies are faced with this. “The social phone is ringing. Is your company answering?&# Or could we?
    [Comments] The Five Worst Ways to Title a Blog Post
    I’d love to hear how you title your posts in the comments. Post titling seems to be something of sacred territory for many bloggers. We feel that the title contains the essence of our post, and therefore, it’s the essence of ourselves—our personalities, our messages, our brands. On the other hand, we see a lot of post titles on the Web, and there appears to be endless variation available to us. Many factors play into a title: the post’s topic, the angle we’ve taken, SEO and keywords, and so on. Always follow a formula. Readers may well get bored. The ideal title.
    [Comments] Niche Social Media Sites: Rebelling Against the Mainstream
    Fans all over the globe “put their paws up” and connected with the famous singer on a site that combines the trending topics of Twitter and the recognizable “Like” and “Comments” of Facebook. Foodie allows followers to add recipes and photos from their favorite restaurants, in addition to liking and commenting on the photos of others. 'Facebook still tops the list of popular social networking sites. Here’s a fun comparison of some lesser-known emerging social media networks, with an ultimate decision of which site reigns supreme for their niche audiences. Music and Lifestyle.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #206
    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? Gizmodo. "Take a step back. Way back. Back to the point when you think about human existence. Why are we here?'' is a good question to ask, but unfortunately, the related conclusion is that as sentient life in the universe, either ''we''re rare, we''re first, or we''re f-d.'' Damn, it''s time to get off this rock." " (Alistair for Hugh).
    [Comments] Google Penalizes Copyright Infringers: Are You At Risk?
    For criticizing, commenting, and news reporting, short quotations are considered fair use. Tell us how you do it in the comments. This guest post is by Shahzad Saeed of Recently Google announced on its official blog that it will start penalizing sites that are accused of copyright infringement. The announcement may reduce the content theft around the web, since now it is clear that if a site continuously violates copyright laws, it will lose search rankings and possibly even be removed from Google’s index. Here are a few tips. Reusing content? Source ].
    [Comments] 5 Ways to Use Images to Make Your Posts Irresistible
    Share your advice in the comments. This week on #blogchat on Twitter, we discussed the use of images in blog posts, and I thought that some of the advice we covered there might be useful for you too. So here are my top tips for using images in your blog posts. Use an image per post. At Digital Photography School , I include an image at the top of every post. This provides a visual point of interest that draws people to read the post. Whilst the audience is particularly visually oriented, I think this is true across the board. The web is filled with rich media, and great images now.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #128
    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? Jackie at Krispy Kreme Delivers! YouTube. "What if you decided you needed to learn to handle rejection as a basic life skill? Maybe you'd try to practice it by making outlandish requests. What if those requests were answered? As a parent, I wonder about how to instill these things in my daughter as she grows up." " (Alistair for Hugh).
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #78
    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? "This is sure to polarize people. Documentary about a sex worker? Fair enough. What if that sex worker specializes in helping people with disabilities? Here's the trailer for a movie that makes you think, no matter where you stand on the issue." " (Alistair for Hugh). What tricks do you use to get customers to spend more money? Reddit.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #69
    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? "As we use computers to communicate more and more, wiretapping doesn't work -- there's no 'middle' to tap into, and the end nodes of a phone call are easily encrypted. So, the German government introduced 'Quellen-TKÜ' (source wiretapping), a complicated way of saying 'software we put on your machine to spy on you.' " (Alistair for Hugh). Slate.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #53
    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? "The most eviscerating (and funniest) piece of political writing to come along in a while, It's filled with poisonous barbs and it became news in its own right. And that's just the first few paragraphs. " (Alistair for Hugh). The First World Problems Rap - YouTube. But mostly, it's just a great video that hits too close to home. ClickZ. amazon.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #32
    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? Horizon. "From the BBC 's Horizon , a trippy answer to an apparently simple question. Alan Davies gets complicated responses that question the fabric of the universe from. length of string? " (Alistair for Hugh). Emotion and Music - McGill University. "From our own McGill University , here's a study of how music affects us. Until now.
    [Comments] Why Should Old Spice Get to Have All the Fun?
    Would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section. Guest post by Clinton Bonner , President of NoSox Productions ; a character based brand story-telling firm out of Westbrook, CT. It was 2010… The Toyota Sienna Family somehow made mini-vans cool and the Old Spice Guy literally rode-in on a white horse and into our social lives. The emergence of amazing character-based brand storytelling on the social web. But there is a major ‘scene missing’ from this truncated tale. Many brands to their credit are doing it and doing it well. Meet Kan Jam. Cross Brand Pollination.
    [Comments] Social Media Monitoring Grudge Match: Radian6 vs. Scout Labs
    Home About Archives How To Pitch SME Newsletter SME-TV Speaking Work With Me Social Media Monitoring Grudge Match: Radian6 vs. Scout Labs April 13, 2009 · View Comments Share Jason Falls Ever since I reported on the launch of Scout Labs , I have had people ask, fairly or not, how it compares with Radian6. The comments, as always, are yours. If so, then why not: Leave Comment Below | Subscribe To This Blog | Sign Up For Our Newsletter | Petermenzies111 How would you say they compare to the new Vocus Social Media tool? JasonFalls Thanks for the comment. monthly.
    [Comments] How to Blog to Build Your Product Sales Business
    There’s no way I would have been able to create products that responded well without having a blog to see which posts were popular, which ones received comments, which ones people shared, and which ones got the most traffic. Let us know in the comments! This guest post is by Amy Harrison of This article is the final part of a three-part series on how your blog can feed different types of business models. The final piece of the puzzle is looking at one way a blog can be used to sell products to customers. Here’s how. This does a couple of things. Staying flexible.
    [Comments] Your Avatar on the Web
    Passports are what I call accounts that you might find useful to have, should you find yourself in need of commenting or participating in certain sites. Disqus (for commenting) BackType (which tracks comments, too) and probably many more (you can add in the comments section, if you want). Wikipedia defines “avatar&# as “…a computer user’s representation of himself/herself or alter ego…&# That is to say, an avatar is the “you&# of the computer world. It Starts at About. Note that I want both. So start there. Good Graphic. Plenty.
    [Comments] 5 Essentials of a High Converting Copy
    Let us know in the comments below! . 'Image source. If you want copy that converts, you need to understand these 5 basic essentials of good copywriting. Good – nay, great copywriting has to have a certain set of standards. By following those standards, you can ensure that your copy has a fighting chance to make your business (or your client’s business) money, and lots of it. Perfect Grammar & Spelling. High converting copy has perfect grammar and spelling. When a visitor stumbles across your website’s copy, they should look at it and think one word: professional. Audience Targeting.
    [Comments] Why’d You Choose That Domain Name?
    If so, let’s hear about it in the comments. These websites are more likely to get blog comments and will inevitably build larger email followings. The Blogger is a 25 year old guy from Manhattan who answers 150 blog questions before breakfast and holds a world record for comment response time. This guest post is by The Blogger. Let’s admit one thing. We all started this web thing honestly, naively. Our first site was designed to help people, to fill a gaping void we saw in the online world. We wanted to do so much good. Where, then, did it go so wrong? And why?
    [Comments] Bloggers, Think for Yourselves: Reject the SEO Rumor-Mongers!
    This stems from a comment by Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz (video included below), whose argument is that if you’re doing things to “get” links then you’re doing it wrong. The reason link building is under fire is because certain methods (black blog networks, comment spamming, keyword stuffing) try to “game the system” and outsmart search engines. Good content always makes an impact—whether it makes someone want to reexamine their Google Analytics data, want to ride their bike, want to leave a heartfelt comment, or just makes someone laugh. with bitterness and vitriol. Spammer!
    [Comments] The Only SEO Your Blog Posts Need
    If you learn something by the end of this, post a comment and tell me. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. This guest post is by  The Blogger. Okay, I know you’ve read posts about SEO, PageRank, and other things we bloggers should all know about. This stuff is helpful, but it has come to overshadow some of blogging’s golden rules, like that original content is king. doubt  this fantastic blogger  ever focused on “Search Engine Optimization,” yet her fan page is bigger than yours or mine will ever be. Find popular keywords. Weird huh?
    [Comments] Blogosphere Trends + Guest Posting
    Check back to answer questions and follow up on comments. This example received several negative comments but when the guest poster didn’t return to address them, they got out of hand. Lesson: Stirring controversy in a guest post is risky business, particularly if the host blogger disagrees or the comments get out of hand. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. So it makes sense that, this week, we’ll be focusing on the art of the guest post. What topics are covered? Emmy Awards.
    [Comments] Study Proves Facebook and Digg Visitors More Loyal; Twitter in Last Place
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Are you a loyal visitor? When you browse the web every day, when you log on, are there websites that you go to every day? We all have a few websites that we constantly watch or constantly read. And that’s a good thing. Apparently you feel that the content on those websites keep you coming back enough that they cause you to be a loyal reader. There is a new study out that shows that people who visit Digg and Facebook are more loyal readers than on other web sites. Visitors to and are not as loyal. Digg 16.09%. Yahoo!
    [Comments] AMA Handbook of Public Relations Published
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Before the invasion of YouTube , Facebook , and bloggers, the Internet was embraced by visionary PR professionals working feverishly to develop online content to advance a client’s agenda. But since the birth of social media, citizen journalism and an ever-evolving world of online communications, we are facing new challenges more complicated than ever before. If you are a Public Relations Specialist, how can you exploit what’s new and exciting on the technology front without overlooking traditional media that still matter? Hardcover). Robert L.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010
    [Comments] Search Engine Optimization Tip: Adding Content to your Web Site
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? This is only one seo tip out of many search engine optimization tips I have been providing over the years. All of my search engine optimization tips are meant to be specific, they should not take too much time to implement, and are meant to be directly to the point. For this search engine optimization tip, let’s talk more about content and adding content to your web site. That is simply not the case. They are, in fact, updated on a regular basis and contain a lot of good content on their subject. Web Sites that Rank Well Are Experts. Digg this!
    [Comments] Activation, Comfort, and Other Secrets of Online Community Management
    Deb: It’s hard, because we don’t want to spam people, and we don’t want to say, “Will you please comment on my blog, dammit?” Video production by my friends at Candidio. Fast, inexpensive, great service. Abbreviated transcript below. Please watch video for entire interview. Somehow, my side of the video got cut out, so it’s only audio for me!). Jay: Welcome everybody to Convince & Convert. Deb Ng. Deb, how are you? Deb: I am terrific, Jay. How are you? Jay: I am marvelous. love your festive red background for videos. Deb: Thank you. really like it.
    [Comments] Why Content Marketing Matters To Me And Should To You
    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 Why Content Marketing Matters To Me And Should To You April 15th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Last week, Joe Pulizzi and his merry band of content strategists at Junta42 released new metrics , ranking the top content marketing blogs in the world. And guess what? Reviews.
    [Comments] How to Brand Your Blog’s YouTube Channel
    If you’ve had experience with becoming a YouTube partner, please tell us about it in the comments. This guest post is by Jenny Dean of Business Blog Writers. Whether you run a business with a YouTube channel, you’re a blogger whose blog has a complementary YouTube channel, or you’re someone with a blog who’s thinking of setting up a YouTube channel, you may be interested in knowing how to brand a YouTube channel. Why is branding important?  The most famous brands in the world are identified by their logos. Your brand gives people a way to easily identify you.
    [Comments] PR at Sunset – Time to say goodbye
    And slowly but surely, the blog began to attract more readers, more comments flowed in, PR at Sunrise gained notoriety, I was approached to speak at conferences, and was even quoted by AdAge. This blog would’ve been nothing had it not been for all of your social shares, comments, and overall interest in participating in this community. I started this blog on New Year’s Day in 2010, so I figured it’s only appropriate that nearly three years later I let you all know that the sun will no longer rise with new articles from this site.
    [Comments] Shared Items Might Be Gone, but the LG Stream is Back
    That may or may not, and probably doesn''t impact, any of my comments related to real or perceived competition or partners for any of our products and services. 'Longtime blog readers and social connections know that for years, one of my most fulfilling actions on the Web has been the ability to act as a human filter , passing through hundreds of feeds a day and sharing the best with you, with Google Reader as my workbench, and my shared items being my finished product. And again, you can follow the stream in your favorite RSS reader or on Twitter. The LG Stream. It''s Back.
    [Comments] Use a Facebook Campaign to Find New Fans
    Back when I implemented this plan, you had to get someone to actively share or comment on a story to get it to show up in their News Feed. I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments. This guest post is by Matt Robison of Propdrop Web Development and Marketing. In mid-April of 2010, I officially launched , a site for Pit Bull owners to connect with other owners and read accurate training and health information about their pets. At the same time it would help curb some of the myths out there about the breed, and promote rescue shelters in general.
    [Comments] The Power of Facebook: One Man’s Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons
    Every day, I was on Facebook either reporting on my latest adventure or planning my travel to the next stop, and after I left each city, I felt validated and “liked” by all of the people who commented on my posts.  'This story was written by David Menasche – former teacher and author of The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons. My Diagnosis. Six years ago, I was told that I only had a few months to live. Just a few weeks before, I had started hearing a ringing in my left ear.  Instead, I lived more than ever. 
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Comments] Homage to Brady, Our Family Cockapoo
    In the days after we put you to sleep, I remember scores of Facebook comments from people who could relate to family dog deaths. One comment in particular was from someone I never met but who occasionally comments on this blog. One of the comments to John came from Allen Maxfield who suggested dog owners read a book called, “Merle’s Door.&# Recent comments When I started blogging someone was grumbling – what's with. It’s been nine months since your 17-year-old body breathed its last breath and your soul went wherever doggie souls go. Musing
    [Comments] 7 Reasons Your New Blog Visitors Bounce, and How to Stop Them
    Tell us in the comments. This guest post is by Christian Schappel of Progressive Business Publications. The last thing you want is for people to land on your website or blog only to immediately hit the Back button. The vast majority of the time, it’s an avoidable scenario. Something on the page turned the visitor off to make him or her move on to another site. To find out how likely your site or blog is to drive visitors away, consult this list of the top eight blunders that spark abandons and see if your blog guilty of any. Your blog requires browser plugins (from the start).
    [Comments] In a Blog Slump? Here’s What to Do
    You’ve spent a ton of time on other people’s sites, commenting and being involved, and the bloggers have never responded.They don’t come to read your blog either, like you’d hoped. 'Image via Flickr user Toni Birrer. Do you ever want to chuck blogging in sometimes?” came the question at the end of an email recently. Yep”, I answered. At least twice, pretty seriously.”. It’s a situation I think many of us find ourselves in at some point in our blogging journey: we’re not quite sure, but we think we might want to throw in the towel. Time to hang up our keyboards and call it a day. Right?
    [Comments] New Year, New Start – What Have We Done?
    Feel free to have a chat in the comments, or link to a post you’ve written about your blogging goals for this year. 'It’s January 31 – the end of the month where we make and break New Year’s resolutions and swear to do better next time. If you’re anything like me, you may have thought about what you want to do with your blog this year, and where you want to go. Maybe wrote down a couple of changes, or a few ideas to try. Unlike me, you’ve probably also made a start on a few of these, and started 2014 blogging with a bang. Community Discussion General
    [Comments] Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.
    is Crucial to your Content Marketing Strategy May 19th, 2010 |Written By: russhenneberry | View Comments Tweet Guest post from Russ Henneberry , who writes, speaks and executes on content marketing plans for small businesses. This means your content should allow ratings, comments or other forms of feedback. Thanks for your comment! is Crucial to your #ContentMarketing Strategy [link] blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe to Convince & Convert Jay Baer Greetings. Then they can go back to business as usual. Marketing was much easier when it was controllable.
    [Comments] Five for Friday 7.30
    The comments are. 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 7.30 Written on July 30, 2010 by Espo in Five for Friday Despite starting slow this week really picked up for the better and closed out July on a good note. Hopefully August starts out on the same foot.  She wrapped up the bar and now just needs to wait for the results.
    [Comments] 8 Must-Dos For Aspiring Writers | 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 8 Must-Dos For Aspiring Writers May 21, 2010 | by Amber Naslund View Comments If writing is part of what you do or want to do, calling yourself a “writer&# isn’t as simple as putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, now is it? Write private thoughts in a journal or comments on a blog. Some of you will think to yourselves or comment here that you don’t do things this way. don’t watch much TV.
    [Comments] Plan the Blog; Blog the Plan
    Blog more often, guest post more often, add sponsors, or get involved in the comments? This guest post is by Tricia Lawrence of Oh, it’s a love/hate relationship with New Year’s Resolutions, isn’t it? If you’re feeling a bit dismayed at your lack of resolution to blog better in 2011, you’re not alone. But I’m here to help. How can you get that resolution back on track? Revisit your plan. What did you decide to do this year? You can pick yourself back up again. It’s only February, and there’s a lot of 2011 left. So, where did you lose heart? What made you trip?
    [Comments] Managing Feedback
    If that means talking about last weekend’s sports game to get someone commenting on your page then let them know your office is full of fans. 'Community feedback–that is, when a customer actually uses your product and provides real feedback to improve it–is the dream that everyone’s chasing. You’d be hard pressed to find even small brands in your home town that don’t tuck Facebook or Twitter logos beside their company names. That dream is largely a fantasy when it comes down to the nuts and bolts. So the solution is to take more control over your brand. Owning Search.
    [Comments] Blogger Accountability 101
    They’re not only reading, but commenting and coming back every single time you hit publish.  Let us know in the comments. This guest post is by JC of JCDFitness. Every blogger who’s responsible for a sizeable readership knows the excitement associated with gaining new subscribers and exposure. The process is encouraging and humbling at the same time – people are actually reading what you have to say.  They have your site bookmarked, and never fail to tweet about it whenever you publish something new. It’s a basic need that everyone shares: community. By being accountable.
    [Comments] Obama School Speech Addresses Facebook for “Glass House” Generation
    Candidate made discriminatory comments – 26 percent. The transparency of social media mandates that you need to live your life as if your mother is watching, because what happens in Vegas stays on YouTube.  Based on President Barack Obama’s speech to our nation’s schools yesterday our commander-in-chief is in agreement. Obama cautions students about what they post on Facebook. When Obama was asked for advice on becoming President from a group of 14-15 year old students, he replied:  “Well, let me give you some very practical tips.  Krieger and Lisa Fernandez.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
    [Comments] It’s Not Who You Circle; It’s Who Circles You
    Comment with meaningful and useful information or ideas. Comment with relevant links to your own work, if it makes sense. In Google+, one of the main activities we perform is finding people of interest to follow. In this graphic to the left, I started following journalists and news professionals based on a great list that I found at Muck Rack (hat tip +Steve Garfield ). This will prove to be great, because I’ll get to learn what they’re doing with Google+, figure out what has their attention, and also, it never hurts to know some reporters and journalists.
    [Comments] How to Make Everybody Happy
    They visit your blog every day and are the first to comment, retweet, and mention your posts. They are infrequent commenters but frequent retweeters. A Guest post by Stanford from Pushing Social. Image by superbomba. Your blog is like the popular kid at school. It needs to look great, be funny, smart, and remember everybody’s name. It’s a tough job. But the hardest part of the job is keeping everyone happy. You are probably figuring out that your readers are not all cut from the same cloth. Some are casual readers, while others are hardcore fanatics that devour every word. Not so.
    [Comments] 3 Reasons No One Comes Back to Your Blog—and How to Fix It
    Your content teaches people something useful, it’s immediately applicable, and you get tons of comments and feedback, so you know it hit the spot…. This guest post is by Alexander Heyne of  Milk the pigeon. You do a series of incredibly useful posts that get a great response, or you get some massive traffic spikes from guest posting, Stumbleupon, Youtube, or your content randomly going viral. Yet no one comes back. Your next post goes into the black hole of the Internet, with little to no response. What gives? Your readers are confused. What happens when a new person comes to your site?
    [Comments] Super-Automate Your Online Life
    Let us know in the comments which are your favorites and any interesting ones you find 'Would you find it useful if you received a text of the weather every morning? Or if every time someone tagged a photo of you in Facebook it was added to your Dropbox account? Or if you got an e-mail when one of those Barcelona chairs that you’ve been eyeing pops up for sale on Craigslist? Would you like to create a Google Calendar event from your iOS reminders ? Or add your Foursquare check-ins to your Google Calendar for posterity? Here are the recipes for the above examples. Choose a trigger (i.e.,
    [Comments] Taking a 5+ Figure Blog to the Next Level
    These conversations often start with the comment, “I’ve done really well, but growth is flattening off. ” Being a straight-down-the-line sort of person, my response to these comments isn’t always what the business owner wants to hear. Simply by making that comment, though, you’re admitting that your To-do list is longer than you can handle, and that in itself is costing you money. This guest post is by the  Web Marketing Ninja. In my work, I get to speak with a lot of people who’ve done really well from the web. Taking stock. Trust me!
    [Comments] Is Blogger Copyright Dead?
    Don’t make snide comments on the ripped version of your post on their blog. I’d love to hear your feelings on this topic in the comments. If you’re reading this blog post anywhere other than, you’re reading an illegal rip of the original. Content scraping—by automated programs that pull entire posts from your blog for republishing elsewhere—and autoblogging—where sites regurgitate whole articles from your RSS feed on their pages—are the most common content ripping practices. They are illegal. There’s no two ways about this. Tomorrow?
    [Comments] SoundCloud: for Bloggers, Not Just Musicians
    I’d love to hear what you think of it in the comments. Have you tried podcasting on your blog? Not long ago, Carol Tice wrote a couple of posts on the topic for us, covering the benefits of podcasting and how to get your first podcast up and running. know Carol advises against using a hosted service for your podcasts, but after listening to this podcast on—and about—SoundCloud , I began to wonder about the hidden benefits of using a service like this. Why give it a try? By the end of the podcast I was thinking, this service really makes sound recording and distribution easy.
    [Comments] 5 Advanced Lessons from Content Marketing World 2013
    Share in the comments, we’d love to know! 'Quality content isn’t enough anymore. If we had to describe the pulse of the marketing industry, which was on full display last week in Cleveland at the Content Marketing World 2013 conference, it would be the concept of pushing yourself a bit further than ever before. In industry influencer Doug Kessler’s talk at the show, he stated that the biggest challenge in the marketing industry was “an over-reliance on competent, professional, well-made, on-strategy content.” Wait, what? Do Something Remarkable. Think Like a Sports Coach.
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