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    [Comments] Let Your Critics Be Your Best Friends
    Far more valuable than catching my typos is her frequent comment: “Mom, this doesn’t make sense.”. While I enjoy the “awesome post”-type comments, I love people who argue, suggest, or otherwise add to the discussion. This guest post is by Barb Sawyers of Sticky Communication. When I first started to write professionally, I hated people editing my work. To deal with these personal attacks, I would rant, cry, drink too much, and otherwise freak out. But one day I parked my ego long enough to realize that many of these editors were highly skilled. needed them. Seek out tough critics.
    [Comments] Guest Post: 3 Smart Ways for Small Business Viral Growth
    vivid example of this viral tool success is Orabrush “Bad Breath” video that gained 16 million views and lots of comments. About Guest Author : Victoria Kushner is a blogger and PR manager at She writes about top multimedia apps and tech startups. Nowadays everyone is talking about word of mouth promotion success. Viral marketing is a promising method, especially for small business and new companies. As matter of fact, viral campaigns bring substantial traffic, attract new audience and help build warm business-friendly atmosphere. Cool Infographics. People love to share it.
    [Comments] So, You Want to be a Web Editor?
    If you really want to be a pal, share your tips for being a web editor in the comments below and I''ll Tweet ''em out. 'Running a digital presence isn''t for the faint of heart. But it seems like everyone and their brother''s brand is dipping their toes into the content hustling game. Competition for audience share is heating up in every niche and only the strong will survive. Before you throw your hat into the ring, here are 11 things to consider if you''d like to come out on top: 1. The words business is a numbers game. Headlines drive traffic. Slogans increase sales.". Paint one. .
    [Comments] Starting Points for Selling Your Print Book Through Your Blog
    Let us know what you think about this blogging business model in the comments. Earlier today we heard from Kevin Cullis, who’s successfully using his blog to support his self-published print book , How to Start a Business: Mac Version. As print publishing evolves, we’re seeing more and more bloggers release printed books—either themselves or through established publishing houses , like I did. This is an interesting thrust for blogging. When ereaders first hit the virtual shelves, more than a few people said that print was dead. Have you considered writing a print book?
    [Comments] Google’s New Inbox By Gmail Can’t Handle Its Inbox
    but then I realized, as a commenter on this post pointed out: it’s and not the address. 'Wow, this is something that I found rather funny… Google just announced Inbox by Gmail, a new type of service that handles all of your appointments, calendar, and emails (and some other stuff) in one place. OK, so that’s really cool. If it works. I’d like to be one of the first to try it. In the blog post , Google asked people to send an email to Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM. To: Learn more at [link].
    [Comments] Social Media is the Servant of Strategy, Not the Master
    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 Social Media is the Servant of Strategy, Not the Master July 14th, 2010 |Written By: Mike Cassidy | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Mike Cassidy , a non-profit Senior Executive Director specializing in membership development, engagement and retention. Why ignore it? Thanks, Mike! Great post. Priceless.
    [Comments] Emulate Vladimir Putin and Be Yourself
    This video is spreading virally across YouTube: Russia Today correspondent Martyn Andrews commentated that the ploy was brilliant for providing a glimpse into a political leader’s side that few get to see. Whether you like or hate his politics, you must credit Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for having the guts to sing “Blueberry Hill&# at a recent charity fundraiser in St. Petersburg. Hollywood celebrities attending the Ice Palace event — Sharon Stone, Goldie Hawn, Gerard Depardieu, Kevin Costner, etc. You will not lose control by being yourself.
    [Comments] Link Building Strategy: How to Get First Links for Your New Blog
    Use social media, blog commenting, forum participation, events, and other techniques to grow your network and build lasting, valuable relationships. We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! 'Thanks to Google’s Panda and Penguin updates, getting your blog to appear on the first page of search results is trickier than ever. Building links is frowned upon, but you still need links to rank well. So what kind of link building strategy can you use to get the high-quality links you need without incurring the wrath of the Google gods? Google rewards the people who deserve it.
    [Comments] Reach Out and Touch Someone: How the Power of Personal Connection Creates Blogging Success
    If you’ve ever gotten a comment back from a reader remarking, “Your latest post helped me tremendously, and I can’t thank you enough for sharing that,&# then you know what I mean. In every idea you develop, in every post you write, in every comment you respond to, serve your reader. Solicit guest posts, ask them to Twitter something, comment on their blogs. If you receive a snippy e-mail or comment, resist the temptation to lob a snippy response back. A guest post by Barrie Davenport. There are many valid, self-serving reasons to blog. Be Sincere.
    [Comments] Top Five Stories for Week Ending Oct. 29, 2010
    When I speak, I hear ALL THE TIME comments such as, “my customers don’t use the Internet&# or “my business is unique and my customers aren’t consumers.&# Have you ever fit two weeks into one? That’s how this week has felt, but I have to say that, without Patti Knight , I’d still be digging through emails and would have accomplished nothing. But, because she is a saint and filed emails, answered ones that she could, and left me the ones that could only be answered by me, I got through them all of them on Monday. 29, 2010. Uh huh. What’s the stat?
    [Comments] Blogging vs Email – Is Blogging Dead?
    interaction - emails don’t have a comments section. Of course people will comment (replying to emails, on social media etc) but one of the great things that happens on some blogs is the public discussion that happens after a post goes live – a communal experience that often adds a lot to a post. When I asked whether he’d miss the comments people give he agreed and said he’d add a comments section to that website. Bloggers such as Jason Calacanis, Joel Spolsky and Sam Lessin were three ( all mentioned in this post on Gigaom ). Homebases.
    [Comments] From MAGNET: How to Sustain Lean Results
    Comment below or email at 'This post originally appeared on MAGNET’s Manufacturing Success blog and is reposted with permission. How To Sustain Lean Results. Michael O’Donnell, Growth & Innovation Advisor, MAGNET. Sustaining “Lean” results is a critical challenge for many organizations. Although Lean knowledge and tools are important to implementation and results, they are not sufficient to ensure sustainability. Many organizations, hungry for quick fixes, focus heavily on tools and achieve short-term results, but no long-term impact. Toyota Kata. 
    [Comments] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, TED & Creativity
    How to enhance your blog comments – create a conversation. Articles featured in the resources come primarily from people I interact with in the comments, and on the social networks. So comment away ( DoFollow, CommentLuv, and KeywordLuv enabled), and join me on the networks below, and if your article/photo/video catches my eye, it may appear in following Fetching Friday posts. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, a video from TED on creativity, and what’s coming up on The Resources Mashup. released.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010
    [Comments] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Getting Hot on Sphinn
    Ethics of blog commenting. Articles featured in the resources come primarily from people I interact with in the comments, and on the social networks. So comment away ( DoFollow, CommentLuv, and KeywordLuv enabled), and join me on the networks below, and if your article/photo/video catches my eye, it may appear in following Fetching Friday posts. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup and getting hot on Sphinn. The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging / Writing. WordPress.
    [Comments] The Case for Content Curation
    Not only can it help members of an audience engage in a larger conversation by connecting them with the latest ideas and innovative leaders in their field, it can also connect them — through comment fields, etc. OpenView. Our Story. Google Currents. LinkedIn. Twitter. Facebook. Subscribe to RSS. Email Updates Sign-up. Product. Customers. Sales & Marketing. Recruitment. Management. VC & Startup. Curation-ism, Part 1: The Case for Content Curation. days ago by Jonathan Crowe. Curation-ism, Part 1: The Case for Content Curation. imagecredit: SimonBlog. The Case for Curation.
    [Comments] Why Great Writers Win Out in the Blogosphere—And How to Join Them
    If new visitors never stick around, if you rarely get retweets, or if there’s tumbleweed blowing through your comments section, this might not be because you’re getting anything wrong in terms of promotion. You could ask them to comment, ask them to subscribe, or ask them to check out your new product or service. If you’ve got a great writing tip to add (or a question to ask), just leave a comment below. This guest post is by Ali Luke of Writers’ Huddle. Is your writing holding you back? Here’s why. Text is still dominant online. Readers want to enjoy your posts.
    [Comments] 7 Tips for Busy Bloggers on Finding Time to Blog
    Whether you are just starting out and blogging as a hobby, blogging as a part time job while juggling work, home, and a social life or even blogging as a full time business amidst other demands such as up-keeping of social media accounts, responding to comments and emails etc. Writing blog posts, reading and commenting on others blogs, responding to readers comments, guest posting on others blogs, being active on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, LinkedIn, Pinterest (and more), working on your blog design, writing an eBook, finding advertisers, creating a media kit…. Monetizing.
    [Comments] Why to Reconsider SXSW: A Smarter Guide
    Please let us know in the comments. You’ve heard the complaints. They aren’t going to SXSW anymore. The event has become too big, too loud, and too corporate. And the lines? Forget about it. As I write this on the airplane ride down to my 4th tour of SXSW duty, I’m thinking hard about why I’m going in the first place. Is it worth being away from my wife and children? What about the disruptive business week that’s unavoidable? That said, I move forward into the night. It’s too crowded.” ” Sure, SXSW is huge. 2 – Bring the gear. Say hi!
    [Comments] Is Your Facebook Page in Danger of Deletion? Save Your Fans in 6 Steps
    blog commenting. Let me know in the comments! This guest post is by James Dunworth of the Ashtray Blog. On the 28th August, shortly after getting our 14,000th follower on Facebook, we received one of those emails that makes your heart not just sink, but plunge through your stomach and crash onto the floor. Facebook had deleted our page from its network. In this post, I’ll provide some hard-won tips that’ll show you: how you can avoid losing your Facebook page. what to do if your page is deleted. why and how to diversify your traffic sources. tips to save your page. Appeal.
    [Comments] Enchantment - A Conversation with Guy Kawasaki
    Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Guy Kawasaki in advance of today's launch of his new book:  Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. In the following podcast Guy shares his passion for entrepreneurism and small business, as well as some interesting stories about skillfully enchanting your customers, your employees, and even your boss. We also recorded the video of our conversation, but my editing capabilities cannot seem to capture it in reasonable quality. Podcast. Enchantment is a Skill.
    [Comments] Why Bloggers Should Self-Publish
    Also, when you self-publish, you don’t have any teenage interns sending back editorial comments that you completely disagree with. If you just take the posts (mentioned in the point above) and publish them, people will say, “he’s just publishing a collection of posts” A couple of comments on that. Let us know in the comments! By James Altucher of I’ve published seven books in the past seven years, five with traditional publishers (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins), and the last two I’ve self-published. Why self-publish?
    [Comments] Social Media is Scary – How to Address Middle Managers | Social.
    Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 link] blog comments powered by Disqus « Previous Entries Next Entries » Popular Comments Featured Tags Identify the Right People to Manage Your Social Media Initiatives The Evolution of the Social Media Evangelist Twenty Theses for Government 2.0, web20 wiki Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS © 2010 Social Media Strategery. Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0 Government 2.0 The Whole. The Whole.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #101
    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? "I'm absolutely loving Jonathan Haidt 's The Righteous Mind , and in an election year, its implications for who wins votes cannot be overstated. So it was great to see this article on how we're largely pre-wired to vote Red or Blue, Right or Left, Conservative or Liberal. " (Alistair for Hugh). Getting Plowed - Maisonneuve. amazon. bitcurrent.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011
    [Comments] Monetizing Your Leaderboard
    Brogan was also called "very opportunistic," according to Gini Dietrich over at Spin Sucks in her Blog post, Beware The Google + Experts (I'd recommend reading the comments too, but there are close to 450 of them, so pack a lunch), and the debate has raged on all week (yes, I realize how very "high school" most of this is). The trouble with new media is that it's hard to tell the pretenders from the the professionals. You can't fake a track record, either. Social Media goes both ways. If you think someone is a fraud, why not leverage Social Media to figure it out.
    [Comments] How to Find an SEO Goldmine for Your Blog
    Comments & suggestions: Your visitors may suggest great ideas for new posts. To decide which format better suits your new post, analyze your previous articles that gained high social engagement (tweets, likes, comments). Tell us your tips in the comments. This guest post is by Elena Vakhromova of We all know that search engines are a big piece of blog traffic cake. So while your Facebook fans would rather go to check out your recent post on any abstract topic, visitors from Google & Co. And some of our initiatives have been successful. Step 1. Look
    [Comments] Atlanta Women In Social Media Marketing - 6
    Sidebar : Drop a comment if you are prof teaching social media and want to be highlighted This is a continuing series highlighting some of the fabulous women in the metro Atlanta area who are working in social media marketing. These divas include women from both the client and the agency side. From a personal (and I must admit selfish) view it's been a fun opportunity to meet and answer the question. Who are the Atlanta Women In Social Media? Today's post takes a slightly different direction. What does social media marketing mean to you? Confidence. Overview of class.
    [Comments] My Site Was Hacked and How it Was Fixed in 24 Hours!
    View Comments January 11th, 2010 Quick update.  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 My Site Was Hacked and How it Was Fixed in 24 Hours! My site was hacked a few days ago and it was just now fixed; which is why I haven’t posted anything in a few days. 
    [Comments] Social Media and Content Marketing Predictions for 2010
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Social Media and Content Marketing Predictions for 2010 View Comments January 12th, 2010 Joe Pulizzi from Junta 42 aggregated and edited social media and content marketing predictions from some of the top minds in the social media and content marketing space.  The end result is a great free ebook.  Contributors include folks such as Seth Godin, Mike Volpe (from Hubspot), and David Meerman Scott.  I was also asked to contribute and you can find my predictions on page 42 of the ebook. 
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
    [Comments] Introducing Andy Quayle: IT Professional
    Please continue reading Introducing Andy Quayle: IT Professional and leave a comment if inspired. Recent comments Recent comments. Andy Quayle is the founder and CEO of Tubu Internet Solutions , the company where I registered this domain and host this blog. And, yes, that is an affiliate link to reimburse me for a cup of tea.) But Andy is a man of many tech pursuits, including being a police dispatcher and once running a podcamp. I’m pleased to interview Andy, tweeting as @techburgh, as Monday Muse #5. ” moments that stick out as memorable to your own evolution?
    [Comments] A Real State Of Independence
    After that initial lump in my throat, I simply hit the publish button on this blog and watched the shares, amplification and comments flow. I''m not great at being overly active in the comments. 'It''s easy to get caught up in the news. Whether you are celebrating the Fourth of July (and, if you are, Happy Fourth!) or following the news as it is unfolding in Egypt today , it can be somewhat easy to detach our personal selves from the idea of independence. The vast majority of those decisions were based on my own desire for independence. in any industry. independence. compensation.
    [Comments] Why Mom Didn’t Make it as a Blogger
    Me: Mom, you need to read other blogs and forums, then post comments on them. All she needed to do was start visiting blogs and forums and comment on them, and she would have started developing a following rather quickly. Sadly, she equated leaving comments at these locations to knocking on doors like a salesman, or preaching in front of random people on the street corner. Spend one hour commenting on blogs and participating on forums. This guest post is by Chris The Traffic Blogger. Here is but one story in a sea of millions that can shine some light on the subject.
    [Comments] Goodbye Posterous
    You'll be able to find all of your favourite past posts on the new blog, complete with all the old comments. Leave a comment » By now, everyone knows that Posterious is about to shut down. After being a loyal user of the Posterous platform for almost 4 years, I've been forced into setting up a new blog. At first I wanted to blog about ideas I had. wanted a sounding-board that I could interact with, and learn from. The more complex the problems I explored in my blog were; the more it forced me to explore possibilities, interact with experts, and conduct experiments. link].
    [Comments] FreshMinds continues to boost its team
    Commenting on the new hires, FreshMinds Managing Director Andy Maher said: “Anjul brings a depth and breadth of experience to FreshMinds. 'We’re delighted to announce that we have appointed Anjul Sharma to join our growing team of insight and innovation specialists. Anjul joins us as a Senior Consultant, having previously worked at the Value Engineers and spent 10 years at Synovate (now Ipsos MORI). She brings a wealth of experience in new product development and brand and communications research. Anjul is the latest in a series of senior hires at FreshMinds.
    [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 Driving Sales with Relevancy and Utility June 16th, 2010 |Written By: Jeff Molander | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Jeff Molander, professor of digital marketing at Loyola University’s School of Business, public speaker and author of a forthcoming book aimed at improving digital marketing results.
    [Comments] The Power of Personalisation
    heard other customers comment on this to each other too “Wow, they know everyones name!” One that springs to mind was a practise I did in the early days of my own blogging, quite intuitively, and that was emailing anyone who left a comment on my blog. If I saw a new commenter, I would always answer the comment and then send the commenter an email to thank them and to let them know I’d replied. 'A year back, a new cafe sprung up in our area. The cafe had been bustling, which I put down to it being the only place open. belonged…. General
    [Comments] Top 5 Stories for Week Ending November 5
    The comments will shock you…and almost make you not want to get on another plane. In Chicago, we were promised snow last night and we didn’t get snow! Between Utah (my home state) and Colorado already getting snow and it getting close to ski season, I’m really homesick right now (but no, mom, I’m not moving back). It’s funny how long I’ve been gone, yet my heart still longs to be in the mountains from October through March. When Project Jack Bauer reaches its vision, I’ll be an opposite snowbird…I’ll head TO the snow. Enough about me.
    [Comments] Outlook Money Story on Being the Chief Marketing Offer of You Inc.
    View Comments Gaurav Mishra helps global brands benefit from social squared, or the intersection of social as in connecting people and social as in benefiting the society.Follow the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again. Powered by WordPress and K2 Entries Feed and Comments Feed 40 queries. Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! was recently profiled in an Outlook Money story on building a personal brand and being the Chief Marketing Offer of You Inc.
    [Comments] FOW Community Update!
    creating a single notification center where members can see who is commenting on content, liking content, etc. 'It’s been a few weeks now since we first launched the FOW Community to a very small and select group of members. We learned a lot through our initial (albeit quiet) launch and are getting ready to kick things up a bit. The goal of the community is to prepare organizations for the future of work by giving them access to valuable resources and a valuable network of some of the world’s most forward thinking and progressive companies around the world. and much more.
    [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 Social Media and Email – More Alike than Different February 15th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet From a business objectives standpoint, isn’t uni-directional social media more similar to email than it is different? Because the real advantage email has over social is data.
    [Comments] 20+ More Bloggers to Watch: The Readers’ Choice
    We had a fantastic response, including some compelling recommendations via the comments section and around the web. Let me know in the comments. It’s been nearly a month since Bloggers to Watch in 2013 was published. Image courtesy stock.xchng user saavem This post presents all the bloggers that people have highlighted over the past few weeks. Mark Richards. If you want to read a genuinely very funny Dad blogger then you can’t beat Mark Richards.  The blog has only been live for about three months but it is fast getting a strong following in the UK. via Charlie Plunkett.
    [Comments] What’s Cooking? Tracking the Growing Popularity of Slow TV
    brief analysis of viewer comments on the Arby’s video suggests that the act of broadcasting unedited content was enough to pique people’s interest. Tell us in the Comments 'Are we literally ready to watch paint dry? Let’s hope not. But, according to data from the Arby’s fast-food chain , more than few of us are happy to sit in front of our computers and watch meat cook.  . More than 400,00 viewers have so far tuned in online to watch a long-form promotional video of brisket cooking. Viewers apparently watched the video for an average of 38 minutes.  . Their only incentive?
    [Comments] Search Engine Adds New Features including Anonymous Twitter
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Aafter , a search engine that bills itself as a high privacy search engine and one that actually pays you to search, has added many new features, including a new way to post to Twitter anonymously. There are web search engines on the internet that are really useful in terms of its multi-faceted utilities. often use a site called which is a high privacy web search engine that works much faster than other popular search engines. here is a list of what has recently added to their search engine: Cash-Back on Lowest Online Prices.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009
    [Comments] Best Practices for Video Optimization
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Photo courtesy akolmetz on I’ve talked a lot about Search Engine Optimization in the past, and even a little bit about Social Media Optimization , optimizing your social media presence. My list of popular social media websites include sites like YouTube and MetaCafe. When submitting your video to these online video sites, did you know that you can optimize those videos so that they are bound to get more views? We all want our videos to get more views, right? Give your video a Catchy Title. Provide Transcripts of your Videos.
    [Comments] How I Met a Celebrity by Using Craigslist
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Over this past weekend, my wife and I had the pleasure of a brief third visit from a real, honest-to-goodness, “household name&# celebrity. This time, it was this celebrity’s husband visiting our home. And to think, it all started with a simple Craiglist ad , one that I placed on the Dallas Craigslist about two months ago. First off, I’m not going to go into great detail about the celebrity (or her husband), not only to protect them, but because who they are really isn’t my point here. And I was lazy this time. Digg this!
    [Comments] 2nd Annual Biggest Search Geek Contest
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Considering the fact that there are so many contests available today (like the unusual contest for blowing water out from a teapot ), it does not come as a surprise to find out there is a contest to see who is the biggest geek in the world of search engine marketing. But unlike many other contests out there, this one is something you can actually make some serious money training for, as well as, from the different clients that you can draw in. The contest begins on December 1, 2009 and ends on February 19, 2010. Who knows? Carpe Diem! Digg this!
    [Comments] Top 10 Questions of 2009
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? In a troubled economy there are so many questions people ask on a daily basis. How am I going to pay my bills? When will I find a new job? Are you really not allowed to wear white after Labor Day (wouldn’t want to blow an interview due to a ‘wardrobe malfunction’)? With all these different questions being asked, you’d be surprised to find out which ones actually made the top 10 list of questions asked on I’m surprised questions about Swine Flu weren’t closer to the top of the list. What is Twitter?
    [Comments] comScore February 2010 Search Engine Rankings
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I report it here. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing. comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR) , a leader in measuring the digital world, releases its comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. In February 2010, Americans conducted 14.5 billion core searches, with Google Sites accounting for 65.5 percent search market share. In February 2010, Google had 65.5 percent).
    [Comments] Domain Name Appraisal Services and Domain Name Values
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? As you might recall, a while back I talked about Leapfish, the world’s fastest search engine. Now, Leapfish has brought back a popular feature of their site, their domain name appraisal service. Type a domain name into their search engine and they will attempt to put a dollar figure on it, telling you how much it’s worth. From what I can tell, it appears that Leapfish is figuring out (estimating) the amount of traffic you have to your site, putting a price on each visitor, and then doing a quick calculation. But really! Digg this!
  • BILL HARTZER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009
    [Comments] Top 50 USA Web Properties for April 2009
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, has released its monthly list of consumer activity on the top 50 web properties in the USA. They do this every month, and it’s based on data from their comScore Media Metrix service. Some of the most notable drivers of traffic to certain websites include the swine flu concerns that people had (i.e.,, and the rise in popularity of Twitter and Facebook. Apparently since Spring is here now we’re also going to home improvement related websites. Digg this!
    [Comments] Web Hosts Hijacking 404 Error Pages on Live Web Sites
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Some web hosting companies have now taken it to a new low: they are monetizing (making money) from your web site without your knowledge. Web hosts are now hijacking their customers’ 404 error pages and putting up a slew of paid ads: advertisements, when clicked, make the company money. And most web site owners don’t even know that this is happening to them. It could be happening to you, on your web site, and you don’t even know it. But what your web hosting is doing is not right. Search Marketing. Absolutely not. Digg this!
    [Comments] Report Ranks Reputation and Exposure of Brands Across News and Social Media
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Across the Internet, in news, blogs, tweets and other social media , millions of people are talking about major brands. This “buzz” can be produced by product launches, ad campaigns, PR events, earnings reports, a single consumer‘s product experience, and many other triggers, even scandals and rumors. The volume and character of this buzz are predictors and influencers of brand performance; these exposures “count” in the real world, sometimes even more than the advertising-derived exposure typically measured. billion in paid advertising. billion.
    [Comments] Write Less, Say More
    You will experience less stress and less pressure as you stop focusing on traffic numbers, subscriber counts and comments. Share with us in the comments below. 'This is a guest contribution from Brooke McAlary, founder of Slow Your Home. You’ve heard of slow food, perhaps even slow travel or slow homes. But slow…blogging? Really? Isn’t the point of blogging to be topical, with our fingers on the pulse of global trends? Don’t we, as bloggers, pride ourselves on being the gatekeepers of information, upcoming releases and Game of Thrones memes? Keep it simple.
    [Comments] 4 Social Media Marketing Events You Won’t Want to Miss
    Share them in the comments. 'Last year, I shared the importance of taking conversations offline to grow your business and suggested some great events to help make that happen in 2012. Hopefully you were able to make it to at least one, but either way this year is looking even better for in-person events that will help you step outside of the blogs and get social to better your digital strategy. Check out these 4 marketing conferences you can’t miss this year: Ohio Growth Summit. June 6, 2013 Columbus, Ohio. She even tweeted it. So I believe her. Social Fresh Conference.
    [Comments] Earned Trust
    Leave a comment » Trust can be a touchy subject. When you stop to think about it, trust is a catalyst that fuels life. Almost everything we do is based on trust; I trust that P&G didn't accidentally poison my toothpaste. trust that my condo installed an elevator that won't crash to the ground floor. trust that no one really wants to hurt Canadians. And because I trust these things, I don't spend time worrying about them. They don't prevent me from doing the things I want to do, or from learning the things I want to learn. I've started to dislike the phrase "long-trusted".
    [Comments] Going to CES
    Only, fill out the form, not the comments section. : ). I’ll be at 2011 CES, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I’m going to be doing some work with American Express OPEN Forum. I’m also going to be shooting live TV with Butch Stearnsand team at The Pulse Network in the Kodak Zone. Are YOU Going to be at CES? If you want to get together, I made a form so that we can try and coordinate. PR and Marketing Types: This is my rare permission to pitch me. Let me HAVE It. Loading… I hope to see you there! Promotion
    [Comments] 15 Social Media Mistakes that are Strangling Your Success
    Then, let me know in the comments if you’re making any of these errors. Share your thoughts—and tips for social media success—with us in the comments. While it’s not new, I’m often surprised by the way bloggers use—and mis-use—social media. Each of us has our own blogging journey, and we use different tools in our own unique ways. Yet there are still quite a few very common errors that I continue to see bloggers making as they work with social media. Think about it: social media is a very public space, perhaps even more public than your blog. Who knows?
    [Comments] Why People Share … and How You Can Get Them to Share Your Work
    The status updates act as a form of therapy and both Likes and “atta boy” comments are medicine. Within the article itself some of the comments read as follows: “You could not have said it better, I have taken this attitude and I do get things done. This guest post is by Jonathan Goodman of It’s Friday night. You just pulled your new shirt over your head and sprayed on some cologne. One look in the mirror is enough to remind you how awesome you look. Time to roll out. The party doesn’t disappoint. Taking in a deep gulp of air you yell, “Everbody!
    [Comments] Business Today Story on Group Buying Portals in India.
    View Comments Gaurav Mishra helps global brands benefit from social squared, or the intersection of social as in connecting people and social as in benefiting the society.Follow the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again. Powered by WordPress and K2 Entries Feed and Comments Feed 42 queries. Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! Business Today recently quoted me in a story on group buying websites in India. Yes, 85 per cent! The deal attracted 343 buyers.
    [Comments] Killing as Many Birds with as Few Stones as Possible with Content: Thinking Three Dimensionally
    It helps to highlight their surroundings, gives them pride in their city, and offers a way for them to get involved with comments such as, “I saw that F-150 at Target the other day.” There’s really no way around it. The only technique to truly maximize the effectiveness of your content to be engaging on your website, relevant for SEO, and useful for social media is to think three-dimensionally. This is Part II in the series about “Killing Birds With Content Stones” Read Part I first. We all understand that different content has different purposes.
    [Comments] 16 SXSW 2011 Panels to Vote For! The NC + friends edition
    If I missed your panel, sorry, feel free to leave a “vote for me&# link of your panel in the comments and I’ll vote for it before the panel picker closes. Uploaded with plasq ‘s Skitch ! The SXSW Panel Picker closes today and there are thousands of panels to choose from. I’m sure by now you’re tired of all the “please vote for my panels&# tweets, Facebook messages and Twitter direct messages but don’t worry it’s almost over. 27 (Fun!) Ways to Kill Your Online Community. Your vote. Yes No. Organizer. Patrick O’Keefe , iFroggy Network.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
    [Comments] How Many Posts Should a Blogger Post? [Pros and Cons of Daily Posting]
    For example if you’re tweeting every day, answering comments every day and answering emails every day then this will certainly increase engagement. Related to this, I’ve noticed when I slow my posting frequency down that comment numbers often go up. 'Almost every time I do a Q&A at a conference I’m asked this question – How many posts should I post? The frequency of blog posts is something that gets talked about a lot and there is no perfect answer for all blogs – but here are a few thoughts on the topic. The Pros of Daily Posting. Reader Burnout.
    [Comments] 6 Great Conferences to Attend Before the End of 2012
    Leave a comment below! Amy Schmittauer is the Founder & Face of Savvy Sexy Social. She is a “social media frenzy” working in social relations consulting, blogging, and, of course, vlogging about life on her YouTube channel. Connect with her on Twitter. If there’s anything I’ve learned throughout this crazy ride of working in digital marketing, it’s that reading all the blog posts ever written, staying up-to-date on all the latest news, and watching all the how-to YouTube videos you can find is still not enough. But do you really “get it”?
    [Comments] Connect Online and Offline Consumer Insights Using Analytics
    In the past this was a labor intensive process to summarize comments and ratings to get the insights you needed to make decisions. With the influx of blogs and consumer social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, companies have a growing wealth of valuable information about how consumers are thinking about their products and services.  More and more often, these sites provide in-your-face descriptions of consumer perceptions of your brand. Opportunities and risks are hidden in the data thrown off by social sites and both can affect your bottom line! Too few!
    [Comments] What Progress Have You Made on Pinterest? [Discussion]
    in the comments. This week has given us a chance to look at Pinterest from a few different angles. If you’ve not had a chance to get into Pinterest, I hope that our Complete Guide to Pinterest got you inspired to set up an account and start pinning. If If it didn’t,  EcoKaren’s story of Pinterest success  should have convinced you of the pulling power of the network. Her expert advice on creating Pinterest Personas should help you take your first steps toward setting a Pinterest strategy for your blog. Today, we’re interested to hear your stories. Discussion].
    [Comments] The Golden Age of Content Curation
    blog comments powered by Disqus Popular The 7 Big Announcements Made on Twitter How Modern Marketers are Making Friends Before Making Customers Content Marketing by the Numbers (infographic) Recent • About The Golden Age of Content Curation July 13th, 2010 by Charles Smith This is the first in a series of blog posts that will explain how content curators can use to power and simplify their curation efforts. source ) We live in a time of content over-abundance. Some pundits claim that in the near future the volume of online content will double every 72 hours.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #167
    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? "What''s it like to date when you have crippling OCD? Watch Neil Hilborn tell you." " (Alistair for Hugh). If Disney Princesses had Instagram. B For Bel. " BforBel ''s satirical take on Disney in a social media era was hard to miss last week, but just in case, here it is. One can only hope they have Tumblr accounts too." disney.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #96
    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? "Deciding who should control the flow of information is the defining issue of our time. Our society is mostly based on systems to overcome the coefficient of friction of physical things -- representatives to Washington or Ottawa; goods to their destinations; etc. It's an investment in time that's well worth it." " (Alistair for Hugh).
    [Comments] 3 Ways to Use Twitter Favorites
    Leave a comment and share your thoughts below. This guest post is by Ryan Barton of The Smart Marketing Blog. Until I began receiving notifications of Twitter followers “favoriting&# my tweets, I admittedly hadn’t thought much of the Favorites feature. Some use it as a reminder to follow-up on a tweet’s topic. Others favorite a tweet they find funny. And some users go as far as importing favorite tweets on their Facebook page, email signatures, or even packaging them as an ebook. Completing your profile. is more telling than any marketing copy. Even bots have those.
    [Comments] Reading Blogs for Fun and Profit
    That’s the difficulty in connecting through blog comments—you’re just one in a hundred, and the comments all start blurring together. This means that a single blog comment is not enough to build a connection, and even a dozen might not do the job. Leave a comment explaining how the post was insightful for you, when you’ve seen an example of whatever is being described, and how it relates to your life. The blogger will appreciate the well-thought-out comment, and you will remember a lot more of the post for having drawn these associations. few hours per week?
    [Comments] The Key to Social Media Success is Just 2 Letters | Integrated.
    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 The Key to Social Media Success is Just 2 Letters April 14th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet I’m sitting in a restaurant in Cincinnati recently, surrounded by televisions with the sound turned down. Thanks for the comment. Thanks for the comment. Randy Bunker Thanks, Jay.
    [Comments] 15 Habits of Legendary Content Creators
    Here are some of Nirell’s ideas to move beyond simple responses to comments: Giveaways in Response to Shares and Feedback. 'Image credit: Artur 84. Everyone can have happy and successful careers as content creators, if they adopt positive working habits. According to Pearson, the right habits can be the difference between successfully achieving goals and having work-life balance, or struggling to simply meet expectations. We’ve highlighted some of the many ways modern content creators can boost their productivity and quality, by curating brilliant expert advice: 1. Read News Daily.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #180
    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 first met Moldover at Foo Camp a few years ago, and he''s an amazingly creative guy. Some traditional musicians hold on to their analog instruments, bemoaning the saccharine of autotune; others dive so far into electronica that the result is almost unrecognizable as music. Moldover seems to have found the right balance. The Infinite Jukebox.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #79
    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? "Science and hubris are strange bedfellows. loved this story, which reads like a nerdy Grisham novel, because it gives you a glimpse into what it's like inside the pressure cooker of publishing and research. It's also a strong argument for peer review and transparency in research." " (Alistair for Hugh). Passive Aggressive Notes. Appalled!
    [Comments] Content Marketers: Are you a Teacher, a Curator, or a Pundit?
    Comment on the articles and add a little editorial value.  « Previous Next » Tags Calendar Authors Comments Most Viewed apple Ariba BPM BPO Business Business process CIO issues Cloud Cloud Computing collaboration conferences crm Current Affairs Enterprise 2.0 Home Blog Meet the Enterprise Irregulars Contact Enterprise Irregulars Smart Thinking for the Smart Enterprise Featured Posts Business Software Trends & Concepts Subscribe Browse: Home / Featured Posts , Trends & Concepts / Content Marketers: Are you a Teacher, a Curator, or a Pundit? explain it this way. 
    [Comments] The 3 Emails You Must Send During a Launch … and a Fresh Alternative for Bloggers
    Make sure you always ask for people to hit Reply with questions about your emails, leave comments, do some homework based on your latest post, or click to read the post. Think about every communication and every post as a chance to call your readers to take some direct action—click this, comment below, share if you like, answer this question. If you aren’t doing this already, respond to every single comment and email you get. Watch where people click, comment, and speak up. Are you ready to launch a product from your blog? Blogger to launcher basics.
    [Comments] Accelerate the Convergence of Social, Search, and Content
    If you can tackle ten product pages a month and really improve them by maybe adding user generated content in the form of reviews, or comments, or feedback, video if you could, a how-to video, how to install this or how to size this, or whatever. This is my video interview with Arnie Kuenn about his excellent new book Accelerate. It’s a playbook for integrating your social media, search, and content marketing. wrote the forward for the book. Video production, editing, titling by my friends at Candidio. Video transcription from Speechpad. Fast, easy, inexpensive. How are you?
    [Comments] Use Your Blog as a Proving Ground
    Feel free to share this with your friends by clicking on the Facebook Like button, leave a comment, or considering subscribing to the feed. . Every auto company has at least one proving ground where they test their prototypes and learn more about their production vehicles. During the first ten years of my marketing career I worked with the Big Three automakers - at least that is what they were known as back then. . Test Drive Your Expertise. You can (and should) do this with your blog to test drive your expertise - what you share with your community. How Good Do You Want to Be?
    [Comments] Help bring clean water to the world's children!
    Trackback or Comment  on the post that Gavin will leave  here  today, so that everyone can follow the conversation and help promote exposure on social sites (Digg, StumbleUpon,, etc.). Today is Blog Action Day.and this year's focus is water.  Which fits perfectly with our efforts to drive Age of Conversation sales -- all which benefit charity: water. Remember, 100% of the proceeds from the book sales goes directly to the non-profit's efforts. The Age of Conversation Official Charity – charity: water. Paperback Version. Hardcover Version.
    [Comments] Tencent launches China’s first online-only private bank but will this move see long-term success?
    Although some commentators believe that these new entrants are unlikely to be able to rival the vast deposit base of the ICBC in the short-term, as competition now hots up, many predict that internet banks in China will be a driving force in creating new and compelling financial products – forcing both state-owned and private banks to innovate to stay ahead of the pack. We have already spoken about Tencent’s innovation within mobile messaging apps in an earlier post. But will this move see long term success? ” . appeared first on FreshMinds.
    [Comments] 3 Questions to Ask When Facing Fear [And Why Wobbly Courage Is Enough]
    The response was fantastic with some honest sharing – thanks to those who commented – your comments not only helped me prepare for a talk I was giving on the topic at our event but also helped me to overcome a fear I was facing on that very day. 'A few weeks ago I asked readers of ProBlogger to tell us about the fears that they’ve faced and overcome as bloggers. My Paralysing Fear. The day I published that post I did very little else because I almost let fear grind my activity to a halt. that a weather event would cause us to cancel our outside evening event.
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Comments] Turning Big Data Into Smart Data
    Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter ! 'Big data is an exciting concept and we hear a lot about it, but we need to get our data working towards achieving business goals. Big data is exciting. We hear about it everywhere we go. There are virtually limitless applications for these kinds of data, but when it comes to our businesses, we need to ensure that our own big data is working towards achieving the goals we have set for ourselves. This is the difference between your average big data, and smart data. But how exactly can we get our data working for us? So what are we to do?
    [Comments] Pepsi Sidelines Super Bowl Ads, Opts for Social Media Push
    Please leave a comment! pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Pepsi Sidelines Super Bowl Ads, Opts for Social Media Push by Pam Dyer on January 5, 2010 Share Are you like me? Do you enjoy NFL football? If so, we’ll both be watching the Super Bowl on February 7th. The Super Bowl is consistently one of the most-watched television programs each year. Even in the face of a recession and eroding network television viewership, advertisers are willing to pay big bucks for a commercial on Super Bowl Sunday. million viewers (42% of U.S.
    [Comments] Rebecca Black’s Viral Takeover Through Humility
    It proved to be the best creative decision, as Black earned a number of comments that actually praised the video. 'Does anyone remember “Friday?” It’s likely that it will become all the more familiar once you hear the few opening notes of the song that went viral two years ago. Since that time, Rebecca Black , who performed the song, seemed to stay relatively under the radar, which usually indicates the 15 minutes of fame cliché that’s easy to tie to any Internet fad. few days ago, Black posted a new music video on her YouTube channel called “Saturday.”
    [Comments] Thoughts on UK magazine ABC figures…
    Influence and Empire Avenue → Thoughts on UK magazine ABC figures… August 12th, 2010 · View Comments It still feels a bit weird not to be involved in the magazine industry when the ABC figures are released – although I’m getting used to examining the RAJAR figures for radio instead. lot of people have commented on the changes in the media over the years… The recession – not just disposable income, but the perception of value in times of economic hardship. blog comments powered by Disqus Blog Partners million. magazine, which dropped 20.2%
    [Comments] Getty Images vs Creative Commons and Privacy: What Bloggers Need to Know
    I’ve read comments on the WordPress announcement that communicated their leave from using the system as soon as ads start appearing. Takeaway I:  Getty is taking the right steps by making their images easy to use for editorial purposes, however there are still a couple of issues concerning their acceptable use policy (alleged first comments surfaced  claiming that Getty Germany  denied a blogger/freelancer the free embedding because of his blog being on the same domain as his freelancer page). 'This is a guest post written by  Simon Schmid  of  iubenda. Wikimedia Commons.
    [Comments] 3 Strategies to Make Big Content Work for Your Brand
    Leave your thoughts in the comments. '“Big Content”, also known as content that requires significant time and resources, is all the rage today. But how do you turn these ebooks, whitepapers, videos, webinars, Slideshares, etc., from fun, long-term content creations to powerful projects that really drive business? interviewed 3 marketers who make large content projects work for their companies and clients to find out how to make sure to get a return on investment from Big Content: Cyrus Shepard. Cyrus Shepard  is Senior Content Astonaut for  Moz. Can I choose all of them?
    [Comments] Top Five Stories for Week Ending Oct. 8, 2010
    We’re on day three of the Livefyre commenting system and I think I’m in love. Do you like how it sends one email with a bunch of comments in it instead of 16 different emails? may want to marry it, but first I want to hear from you. Do you like it? Do you like how you can @ reply someone and bring them into the conversation? Or, is it sending you too many updates when people have conversations that have nothing to do with you? get all of the emails so I don’t know it works for you. Please let me know! If you’ve not testing it out, try it! 8, 2010.
    [Comments] Alicia Cowan’s Best of the Blogs 2011
    Thanks for reading, and thanks for all your comments on the blog, kind messages on Twitter and Facebook, and for sharing my posts around the internet. 2011 was a busy year for me: As I approached my third year in business I changed direction, practically starting from scratch and re-branded. So, with the holiday season nearly here, I’ve decided to take a break until January. Wohoo! I’m really excited to be spending time relaxing with friends and family (especially the latest addition to the family – my 5 week old niece) and recharging the batteries ahead of 2012.
    [Comments] Duck Master Chris Brogan at the Memphis Peabody Hotel
    The fried pickles from Huey’s were fantastic.) [ Glenn Le Santos fun clip of Trey Pennington with Chris Brogan in Exeter, England earlier this year for Scott Gould & Drew Ellis s LikeMinds Conference.] { 11 comments } Robert Lavigne May 31, 2010 at 8:33 pm Great capture Trey. Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ Duck Master Chris Brogan at the Memphis Peabody Hotel by trey on May 31, 2010 There are NO tips, NO habits, NO secrets, NO steps to success in this clip. Well done, Chris!
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
    [Comments] Do Politics via the Web Stand a Chance of Changing a Country’s Political System
    Scott Proudfoot, a Canadian commentator on his own country’s political system, suggested in an article in 1999 that the internet would change the face of politics in three key ways: -        Allow easier access to greater amounts of information. -        Allow any group to publicize their views cheaply. -        Allow interest groups to form more effortlessly. Since 1994, the media has promoted the internet as a medium of political change among other things. To be fair, some progress in that direction has been made. Or have they already? The imagined future. Continued hopes. Geoffrey R.
    [Comments] Six ways to make Web 2.0 work - The McKinsey Quarterly - Six ways Web 2.0 work - Business Technology - Application Management
    x] The Quarterly welcomes your comments on this article. work Letter * ( characters remaining) (maximum length reached) * Required The Quarterly welcomes your comments on this article. The McKinsey Quarterly Home McKinsey & Company McKinsey Global Institute Help [+] Log In Register close Register Member Center The McKinsey Quarterly is the business journal of McKinsey & Company. Register now for immediate access to hundreds of articles. First time here? Read our Quarterly Basics. Forgot Password? work Web 2.0 Your e-mail address* Send me a copy.
    [Comments] Ho Ho Holy Cow! Facebook CPC Rates Dramatically Increase on Christmas Eve
    Please comment below. By Erik Qualman. was planning to take a day off from writing when the equivalent of eight tiny reindeer caught my eye.  The past few days I’ve been testing some Facebook Ad buys to see what kind of fluctuation there might be around the holidays (yes, this is what I do for fun).  Having played with PPC within Search Engines for over a decade I knew there were always spikes & valleys around this time of year. Never in my wildest dreams would I have suspected such a spike in Facebook CPC.  Dec 19-22:  Avg CPC $0.47 -0.83 in the morning to $25.94
    [Comments] Collaboration in the Oil and Gas Industry
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Collaboration in the Oil and Gas Industry View Comments March 29th, 2010 I recently came across a report from Microsoft which talks about how the oil & gas industry is really starting to focus on collaboration and social media.  Mike Cassettari [link] jacobmorgan Hi Mike, First off thanks for your comments. As I mentioned before, collaboration is at the heart of every single business and with a 36% impact on overall business performance, it’s hard to not make it a priority. 
    [Comments] Weekend Project: Get a Handle on HTML
    At the end of each post (or the series) feel free to add a comment about the main problems you have with encoding posts and content on your blog—I’m sure Matt will be pleased to answer your questions, perhaps in an extra post if needed! Let us know in the comments—and enjoy this weekend’s project! Tools like WordPress and Blogger and pretty much all online editors now provide us with WYSIWYG tools. That’s excellent for those of us who are less technical—like me! as we format and style the content using the buttons on the toolbar. And now we are. Why bother?
    [Comments] Search Engine Optimization: Why We Still Need Meta Tags
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Recently, there has been a lot of debate in the search engine marketing community about some of the more simple or basic elements of search engine optimization, a web page's meta tags. When I refer to meta tags, I am specifically talking about the meta description tag and the meta keywords tag. Let me explain. Some of the more "creative" and "enterprising" individuals out there felt that it was necessary to be dishonest when it came to filling out those meta tags just to get more visitors to their websites. Fill it out.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
    [Comments] Cottonelle Social Media Fail
    I’ve reached out to Cottonelle for a comment on today’s tweet, but haven’t heard back yet from them. 'In what appears to be yet another Corporate America social media fail, Cottonelle inappropriately used the viral news that LeBron James is returning to Cleveland to tweet out a message to their followers to use Cottonelle brand toilet paper and flushable wipes. This is one of those social media “failures” that just goes to show that many large corporations just don’t “get” the use of social media. JustInCase [link]. Thanks Scott.
    [Comments] Going back to Cali … NewME, Startup Dreams and To Change The World
    But being that I just attended an innovation Raleigh meeting where they are still trying to play catch up and establish Raleigh as an entrepreneur hot bed, I now agree and see why Vivek Wadhwa made some of his comments a few years ago about the community. “Going back to Cali, Cali, Cali…” Yesterday was a bitter-sweet day. I’m excited, nervous, sad, happy, out of my mind, but motivated. I’ve moved to San Francisco. It was a tough decision but with everything going on and my future plans, dreams and goals it’s the best move for life today. Vouch.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012
    [Comments] The 10 Rules of Social Media Engagement
    If you open a Youtube account, comment on 30 videos a day, and upload daily, people will begin to take notice. This guest post is by Matthew Turner of Turndog Millionaire. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a set of universal social media rules? The internet is full of social media wisdom, but what if we had 10 rules of engagement? If you’re reading this, you’re probably a writer of some kind. Whether you’re a blogger or author, social media has become a large part of our lives. The options are vast, but how do you stand out from the ever-growing crowd? Be regular.
    [Comments] How to Create a Membership Program that Rocks
    Over one hundred readers had expressed that they wanted to join the Fitness Challenge in comments on my introductory post. see that her latest post about the project has over 100 comments. People who join a membership program get hacked off if they read spam comments in the forum. Set the culture of the forum by responding in a friendly, supportive way to comments. This is a guest post by Mary Jaksch of A-List Blogging Bootcamps. Many bloggers dream of adding a membership program to their blog. And with good reason. ve learned what works, and which mistakes to avoid.
    [Comments] St. Louis Tornado Victims Need Our Help
    It’s affected comments here on WUL as well, as you may have noticed. It’s been a heck of a last few days. One of the biggest stories making the Interwebz rounds was, of course, the EC2 crash. But all that pales. in comparison with the devastating tornado that hit St. Louis. Just look at the havoc it wreaked on St. Louis airport. So today’s post is a plea to help, if you can. My friend Justin Goldsborough —who really does have a heart of gold, as his name suggests—has put together a fundraising page via CauseVox. So, if you can, please help. Create an account. Thank you.
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