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  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2009
    [Comments] The lies behind online ratings and reviews
    So if we allow reviews we’ll end up with loads of nasty comments…&#. Ratings and reviews lie. Simple, subtle lies, but lies all the same. And I suspect most people will never know. Professional” reviews. The first time I realized what a con ratings could be was when I visited Dubai. was travelling with a group of friends and one of them booked the hotels. It was quite a surprise to hear we’d booked into a 5-star hotel for what seemed like a 3-star price. At least that’s true so long as the reviews are honest and any bias is stated. And I am sure they are. The result?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010
    [Comments] The Fascinate Book Review
    So go get the book, read it, and be ready to weigh in with your comments!       This website uses IntenseDebate comments , but they are not currently loaded because either your browser doesnt support JavaScript, or they didnt load fast enough. 1 comment… read it below or add one } Brian August 13, 2010 at 6:06 pm I heard some of this content from Sally at the unGeeked conference in Milwaukee I attended. Share Email This I’m a pretty tough critic of non-fiction books. So I had the great experience of being entertained and educated all in one sitting.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Comments] Top 20 iPhone Apps for Bloggers
    The WordPress app for iPhone gives you everything you need to make a quick post, edit previous posts, edit pages, reply to comments and the like. This guest post is by Daniel Scocco of Next iPhone News. The Internet changes pretty fast, and if you want to have a popular blog, you must keep up with it. What What if you get an awesome idea for a new post while at dinner? What if an important news breaks while you are at a birthday party? The bottom line is: you should be able to work on your blog all day long, even if you are not sitting in front of your computer. How do you do that?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #164
    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 love writing. It''s like a less-absent-minded narrative of myself, without the breathless tumbling-over of ideas and side roads. But because I also do it (partly) for a living, sometimes it feels like a chore. Drew Hoolhorst ''s piece on Medium reminded me of some important things about the act of putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard."
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Comments] Building Your Business With Internal Collaboration
    Somebody has commented. actually do all you activity, you respond and comment, and all. Video production by my friends at Candidio. Fast, inexpensive, great service. Abbreviated transcript below. Please watch video for entire interview.). Jay: Hey everybody, it’s Jay Baer from Convince & Convert. Joined today by. very special guest, Jacob Morgan , author of the book you see. right there, “ The Collaborative Organization ,” and also the CEO, Founder, and Grand Poobah of Chess Media Group. Jacob, how are. you good sir? Jacob: I’m doing well. Love it!
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, JULY 5, 2010
    [Comments] I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends
    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 I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends July 5th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Greetings from Canada. Please thank them for their contributions with your attention, comments, and tweets. It would mean a lot to me – and to them. I’ll be back in a couple weeks.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [Comments] Social Media Video Behind the Scenes
    Recent Comments Seo Services on Typepad vs Wordpress Series - Own Your Blog Jeff Korhan on Authenticity Guidelines Supra Skytop II on A Social Networking Theory Walter Adamson on 5 Ways to Make Your Blog Posts Outstanding Walter Adamson on Authenticity Guidelines Jeff Korhan on What Does Your Blog Writing Style Say About You? Behind The Curtain What is it?    That's for you to determine.    But I am going to suggest that it is something about how you get the job done.    That's why they work.   Why?    That's o.k.,
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012
    [Comments] Resources for Selling Consulting Through Your Blog
    Share them with us in the comments. As Ash explained in her post today , using blogging as a platform from which to sell consulting services can be effective and lucrative. Blogging has long been respected as a method for supporting offline businesses, but as the potential of blogging in general has evolved, so too have the options for those using blogs to sell services. He asks the crucial questions business bloggers will need to answer if their blog is to be a success—and helps them find the answers. If that’s you, you might find this post a good starting point.
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010
    [Comments] Social Media Monitoring Case Study for Columbia Business School Alumni Club – Part 2
    Think about it and please comment – a nd feel free to download the entire list here - case study -2. Last week I wrote about a case study I’m going to talk about and present a few times this month revolving around the geo-centric possibilities of Social Media Marketing augmented by Social Media Monitoring and Action – see Geo-Local Social Media Monitoring and Missed Opportunity of Social Media for the first part of this case study ( it was re-tweeted 52 times so far and provoked a fairly vigorous debate about what the case study really ought to focus on ).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
    [Comments] How to Use the Ansoff Matrix to Develop New Products for Your Blog
    The post generated a lot of comments and many people agreed on the importance of planning ahead. Please leave a comment below and let us know about an idea you’ve thought of that fits in one of the four quadrants. A Guest Post by Allan Ward from Blogger Business Plan. few weeks ago Darren wrote a post called Brainstorming Activity: What Could You Sell from Your Blog ? In the article he suggested you think of products or services you could one day add to your blog. The Ansoff Matrix consists of four quadrants: Market Penetration. Market Development. Product Development, and.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Comments] Why Your Blog Posts Are Falling Short of Greatness and What To Do About It
    It’s possibly one of the biggest influences on how much your blog post is shared and how many comments you get. 'This is a guest contribution by Belinda Weaver, marketing copywriter behind The Copy Detective. You’ve finished your latest blog post and it’s pretty good isn’t it, isn’t it? Are you sure? Some bloggers think that coming up with ideas is the hardest part of blogging. Maybe you agree. Personally, I think it’s harder to turn an idea into blogging GOLD. m going to let you in on a little secret. Writing a really great blog post isn’t simply down to your writing. Planning?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [Comments] Underwear Models, Law Library, Twitter Bring Buzz to Diesel
    Leave a comment. Guest post by Jon Ivanco , a lawyer in training and entrepreneur. On Thursday, Above the Law broke the story of the Diesel underwear ads that came out showcasing the lovely Brooklyn Law School library. This story is continuing to pop up all over my Twitter feed that is cued to search “law school.” The reality of the situation is wherever there is a scandal, social media is there, front and center and ready to help spread it. Ironically, the actual events are not all that shocking or deserving of a scandal. The library could be any library. Sex sells. Controversy sells.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
    [Comments] From $0 to $1000 on a Blogspot Blog
    couldn’t comment on related blogs, which is central to most other blogging success stories. would love to hear comments from you! He is always happy to connect to his readers through blog comments and ready to help those are beginning their journey online. This guest post is by Sid of GeeksMakeMoney. It has been a year now since an eventful day when I was browsing the Internet and clicked on an advertisement that seemed an obvious scam: Get 90% off a new iPad. “Yeah, right,&# I thought. found the idea exciting enough to blog about. Here is my journey in a nutshell.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [Comments] How I use Google Analytics ‘Compare’ Feature to Motivate Me to Grow My Blog
    Have a go yourself – do some comparisons and let me know what you find in comments below! 'This morning, a reader asked me this question: “How do you motivate yourself to grow your blog traffic from day to day?” What you’re looking at is the traffic so far today (the blue line) on Digital Photography School compared to the traffic on the site one week ago (the orange line) – arranged by the hour. Having something to compare traffic keeps me motivated to better the previous week’s result. and 18.1% higher than the previous week. How to Get This Report.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
    [Comments] Who's The Bad Guy, Google Or Bing?
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? Are You Overusing Jargon In Your Press Releases? » Who’s The Bad Guy, Google Or Bing? Google claims Bing is copying its search results. That’s a bold claim. Bing responds: “We use over 1,000 different signals and features in our ranking algorithm,&# Bing vice president Harry Shum said Tuesday, referring to the mathematical code that search engines use to choose their results. I’d be curious to know if any of those signals and features include crawling Google’s search results.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
    [Comments] Ode To Spam: Is It All Your Fault?
    You must be logged in to post a comment. About Us What’s a Maverick? » Ode To Spam: Is It All Your Fault? lot has been said of Google’s most recent algorithm change, which was designed to kill the content farms. They call it the farmer update. But what started this? Google has always tried to control the spam. That’s its mission. The sole purpose of the search engine is to help searchers find the best information for their search queries. Spam gets in the way of that. Consider this: You decide you want to buy a new plasma screen TV. So you go online to search for one.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010
    [Comments] Five for Friday 7.23
    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 7.23 Written on July 23, 2010 by Espo in Five for Friday I must be getting old. My weeks are running into one another. After three years, I finally succumbed to the pressure to get a smart phone. How was your week, any big weekend plans? Social media turf wars: are marketing and PR on a collision course?
  • LAUREL PAPWORTH  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [Comments] Got a Rubbish website? Social Media evaluation – Special Offer – $1800
    Does it have all the social media elements to gain comments, to be distributed through networks and to form a community? Very very rare for me to blog about our special offers, whether it’s social media evaluation discounts or something else. I usually offer them through my fortnightly email newsletter ( signup form ). Anyway. was reading 10 ways to make a rubbish website … …and thought about how often clients ask me to do a social media audit or social media evaluation. To put together a document on what they could be doing better. Overall: What could be done better?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012
    [Comments] Is Your Blog Doing Okay?
    I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Last week, I told the story of how I achieved my best month ever on DPS. While I used that post as a case study to present some ideas that I hoped you may be able to use on your own blogs, there’s a hidden hitch with that kind of post: it can give you the impression that you should be aiming to triple your revenue each time you hone a promotion on your site. Neither of those ideas is necessarily appropriate for every blog, or every blogger. Is your blog doing okay? Are you doing okay? But that doesn’t happen in a vacuum.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011
    [Comments] Act Like a Pro
    And, leave me a comment below to tell me what it is! This guest post is by Jean Compton of jeancompton.com. What would you do if you knew you were going to get paid a large chunk of cash—up front, without any pre-conditions—to do something? What would you do? How would you act? If it was something totally in the realm of your capabilities you’d get to work on it right away, right? You’d put in your best effort showcasing your greatest skills knowing that you were fluent in the information being asked for and sure that you would deliver a top notch product. So, what’s stopping you?
  • WHAT SPINKS THINKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
    [Comments] DEBATE: Why Brands Should Have One Person per Twitter Account.
    I’m looking forward to other comments. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Great reasons too Reply David Spinks says: October 20, 2009 at 11:04 pm Thanks for the comment Julio…and welcome to the blog. agree with the first part of LAF’s comment above – “Depends on the organization or client&# – and think the issue of one vs. multiple tweeters should be addressed in the process of developing a clear social media strategy that’s right for your organization. The debate in the comments is also pretty good. [.] Why not?
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010
    [Comments] Bravo Dan Gilbert – a PR stunt that worked
    Share your thoughts in the comments below or with your own networks. Comments - 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 Bravo Dan Gilbert – a PR stunt that worked Written on July 21, 2010 by Espo in PR About two weeks ago the city of Cleveland, the NBA and its fans around the globe were treated to The Decision – a one-hour long special on ESPN where LeBron James let everyone in the world know that the Miami Heat would be his next NBA team.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011
    [Comments] Google Plus is a VERY Different Sharing Environment
    Then, see if there’s more there, and see who comments, and consider following and Circling them. I’ve been writing a lot about Google+ , but that’s partly because it’s a very interesting social network environment, and it gives me a lot of opportunity to study a social network at its birth. Once you’ve been on Twitter or Facebook or wherever for a while, you take for granted what it was like in the beginning. This time, I’m capturing interesting things that might be of value. Google+ is a VERY Different Sharing Environment. But there’s more.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Comments] The Secret to Crazy-Happy Blogging
    Until I read all the comments. get weekly comments about how genuine I am and that it makes my audience laugh. That Now don’t forget to test this out and share in the comments below what you’ve done to stand apart from the pack. This guest post is by Lisa Cash Hanson of Mompreneuer Mogul. “Try to discover. The road to success. And you’ll seek but never find, But blaze your own path. And the road to success. Will trail right behind.” ” —Robert Brault. was a Las Vegas Impersonator. No one’s as good at being you as you! ” I am.
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009
    [Comments] Russian President Dmitry Medvedev launches video blog
    First, you asked for commenting on the site and I’m glad to say we have now got this. You can now post comments to the site and I hope you will do so. have already listened to your feedback with great interest and look forward to reading your comments. Medvedev posting his video blogs and allowing people to comment and respond to them. hope that he continues to do this and that he not only reads but also engages with the comments. Image via Wikipedia. Politicians can make great use of social media and online communities to engage with the public.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
    [Comments] Lessons Learned From the Traveling iPhone
    Do share via a comment. You know how I told you I was out in Eugene, Ore., earlier this week ? It was a dramatic trip in more ways than one. But I’m going to focus on the “one&# for the purpose of this post. My United flight to Eugene went via San Francisco, which is always dangerous, because it makes me start wondering why we ever left the Bay Area in the first place. DC, don’t be hatin’ I like you too. That particular leg of the trip was fine. Nothing untoward happened. On the San Francisco – Eugene leg, however (also on United), I lost my iPhone. Sorry.).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Comments] What’s the Best Type of Affiliate Site? [Case Study]
    Please leave your thoughts and comments below. This guest post is by Anshul Dayal of Nichsense Niche Marketing. Once upon a time, making money with affiliate marketing and AdSense was a question of following this step-by step recipe (circa 2009): Find a product to promote on Clickbank or other affiliate networks. Find a low-competition keyword. Register an exact or partial match domain. Write up a product review stuffed with keywords (which was of course always positive). Plaster the site with affiliate banners, links, and AdSense. Launch website or blog and wait for traffic. link].
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2011
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #41
    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? "With the Web, everyone's a broadcaster. Which means anyone can slander anyone else with the click of a button. It's not sending the message that costs money -- it's squashing it. Twitter has 'verified accounts,' Reddit checks identities for its Ask Me Anything discussions (or not, depending on who you ask). " (Alistair for Hugh). bitcurrent.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #39
    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? "In World War II, the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide an airplane factory in plain sight in Burbank, California. They went to some pretty serious lengths to create a realistic cover for their factory, even going so far as to pay people to walk around above it. This site has some shots of the cover-up from the 1940s. " (Alistair for Hugh).
  • ENGAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [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.,
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012
    [Comments] Use Word-of-Mouth Promotion to Boost Blog Traffic
    Please share your thoughts, ideas and stories in the comments section below! This guest post is by Jeszlene Zhou of First Communication Job. love the idea of using a blog as your personal hub, and how it creates a centralised space for all your social media sites, your portfolio, and more. Most bloggers and social media professionals promote a link to their blog or website, and shamelessly direct traffic towards their personal hub. Yet interestingly, they do not promote their personal hub via word-of-mouth in the “real world.” ” Here’s a true story. Where?
  • COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007
    [Comments] What A Mixx Up: Interview With Mixx Founder Chris McGill
    We’re seeing a lot more voting and commenting. Subscribe to the comments for this post? With me today is Chris McGill, founder of the latest and greatest social news site, mixx.com. Mixx, only a 7 week old community that’s still in beta, has really taken off as of late, and has been featured in TechCrunch and other prominent blogs. 1 – You’ve got an impressive looking background. Can you tell us a little about your experience with Yahoo and USA Today, and perhaps how these experiences prepared you for the foray into making a social news site? Any plans for an open API?
  • GREG VERDINO  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009
    [Comments] Storytelling at the brink of the future?
    Comments Storytelling at the brink of the future? Greg Verdino Marketing, Media, Technology & Trends Home About Me Book Me to Speak microMARKETING Journal On Twitter On Flickr Personal Blog Verdino Bytes My Company « Want to get the most from social media? Look inside. Main | Stop me if you think youve heard this one before. » Storytelling at the brink of the future? Although the odds are pretty good you'll never read a fiction review on this blog, I can't help but tell y'all about J.C. Hutchins' forthcoming novel Personal Effects: Dark Art.  know-how.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Comments] Social Pros 8 – Ian Greenleigh of Bazaarvoice
    Metrics like aggregate daily comments and likes per page and per post, and things like that. It’s comments plus shares plus things that show up in that stream. It Here’s how many people commented on this. This is Episode 8 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Ian Greenleigh , the Manager of Content and Social Strategy for Bazaarvoice. Read on for insights from Ian,, and Eric’s Social Media Stat of the Week (this week: an UNstat!). Listen Now. The RSS feed is: [link]. Find us on iTunes: [link].
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Comments] Social Pros 8 – Ian Greenleigh of Bazaarvoice
    Metrics like aggregate daily comments and likes per page and per post, and things like that. It’s comments plus shares plus things that show up in that stream. It Here’s how many people commented on this. This is Episode 8 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Ian Greenleigh , the Manager of Content and Social Strategy for Bazaarvoice. Read on for insights from Ian,, and Eric’s Social Media Stat of the Week (this week: an UNstat!). Listen Now. The RSS feed is: [link]. Find us on iTunes: [link].
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
    [Comments] Will Amazon Respect Its Kindle Fire Customers?
    Negative reviews are left unanswered by Amazon’s customer service team, with no private email or interaction, something social media users are quite familiar with as half of corporate brands ignore comments on their own pages. The Amazon Kindle Fire launched with great success this holiday season. Sales have outpaced Amazon’s forecasts, and manufacturing has stepped up. But the iPad competitor has quality issues with more than 30% of buyers rating the device negatively to neutral (1 to 3 stars). The New York Times ran an extensive piece about customers many Fire foibles.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #43
    The post is a great starting point, and the comment thread is filled with much good explanation." 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? "Every startup's dream is to become a platform, creating an entire ecosystem of developers and users that rely on their product. But nobody comes close to Google. " (Alistair for Hugh). Your flaws are my pain - LabSpaces. Sturdy Blog.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Comments] Get Off the Plateau: Growth Tips for Mature Blogs
    This can do a lot to create a sense of engagement beyond the everyday blog comments and social media interactions. We’d love to hear your advice—share it with us in the comments. Once the heady days of new-blog success are over, many bloggers find themselves on a plateau. Readership has stalled, subscriptions seem to be maintaining momentum but not growing, and you’re having trouble squeezing more value out of your already-loyal customer base. What should you do? There are a number of ways to kick yourself off that plateau and move into a new phase of blog growth.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Comments] Double Your Blog Profits in 2013?!
    Let us know your plans in the comments. Recently, I asked a blogger what his goals were for 2013. He told me he wanted to double his blog’s income. Image courtesy 401(K)2013, licensed under Creative Commons When I asked how he was going to do that he stared at me blankly and said, “That’s where I may need a little help. It seems such a big goal!” ” We began to brainstorm some possibilities for creating that kind of increase in profit. Increase conversions of first-time visitors into subscribers of his email list. Increase sales conversions (he sells ebooks).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012
    [Comments] One Essential Characteristic of a Pro Blogger [Not Your Everyday Blog Writing Advice]
    Share your perspective with us in the comments. Each week, my Content manager Georgina turns away around 20 or so posts for publication at ProBlogger. She tells me that maybe 5-10% of those are of a publishable standard, but they just don’t fit our audience or purpose. The rest aren’t pro-level pieces. Image courtesy stock.xchng user Valsilvae Forget for a moment that these are guest posts—which are supposed to be bloggers’ best content. What is “pro blogging”? Pro blogging isn’t just about making money through a blog. relevant, helpful content.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
    [Comments] We’re Spending the Week On Your Blog!
    Share them with us in the comments. It’s Monday—the start of a new week on your blog—and I wonder what challenges you’re facing. Image courtesy stock.xchng user Jan Willem Geertsma If you’ve neglected your RSS or social media feeds over the weekend, you’ll likely find plenty of good advice there—advice that you feel you really should try out if you want your blog to be its best. But before you become overwhelmed by all the things on your weekly To-Do list, let me tell you what we have planned for the week ahead. We’re focusing on you and your blog. Entirely.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
    [Comments] My Gov 2.0 Heroes
    Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 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 WordPress.org © 2010 Social Media Strategery. Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0 Government 2.0 Miscellaneous Personal Prof.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Comments] The Obvious Next Community Step – Mobile
    Comments may be used in the final edition. According to Pew Internet , forty percent of adults use the internet, email or instant messaging on a mobile phone (up from the 32% of Americans who did this in 2009). Of that group, 38% browse the web using their phones. This trend, given the ever growing (and cheaper) smartphone marketplace , represents the greatest sea change on the social web since Facebook opened its walls to non college students. Positioning a company or nonprofit to effectively engage stakeholders on their smartphone, tablet or other portable device only makes sense.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
    [Comments] Case Study: Green Moms Carnival
    The Green Moms Carnivals have reached millions of people and have spawned thousands of comments. A great example of Fifth Estate civic engagement is the rise of Green Moms Carnival. Comprised of self-organized green Mom bloggers, these family leaders gathered together to blog on selected universal topics to highlight the important role mothers play in the environmental movement. These carnivals of blog posts were slated for once or twice a month, and continue today. Ironically, it was a snub that caused the moms to self-organize. Engagement. Results.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Comments] Blogging on the Bleeding Edge: Create Content that Gets Liked, Shared, and Talked About
    Share your ideas in the comments. This guest post is by Glen Andrews of Glen-Andrews.com. There are two types of content… Regurgitated content. This is content, or information, that’s been shared throughout a niche for years. It doesn’t really excite anyone anymore. It’s considered useful, but it’s “old hat.” ” As an example, in the blogging niche (my niche) regurgitated content would be writing an article about hashtags, setting up a Facebook page, or discussing the importance of creating videos. What’s happening now content.
  • JASON YORMARK  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009
    [Comments] Turning Good Intentions Into Action
    Leave a Reply blog comments powered by Disqus 105 SUBSCRIBERS 50161 FOLLOWERS Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Mejasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Misc. Turning Good Intentions Into Action | Subcribe via RSS Turning Good Intentions Into Action October 27th, 2009 Posted in Misc. Tweet Share When I changed focus on my blog towards a professional approach my traffic went up considerably.  Makes sense considering most people are more interested in issues and discussion regarding social media rather then my life.  No related posts.
  • JASON YORMARK  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
    [Comments] Back From The Dead: Updates From The Blog Grave
    Leave a Reply blog comments powered by Disqus 105 SUBSCRIBERS 50161 FOLLOWERS Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Mejasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Microsoft , Misc. Back From The Dead: Updates From The Blog Grave | Subcribe via RSS Back From The Dead: Updates From The Blog Grave June 2nd, 2010 Posted in Microsoft , Misc. Tweet Share Oh man have I neglected my blog. No excuses really, just so busy with a variety of things, and I haven’t really thought of any topics that inspired me lately. New Job Started a new gig back in March.
  • JASON YORMARK  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
    [Comments] Back From The Dead: Updates From The Blog Grave
    Leave a Reply blog comments powered by Disqus 105 SUBSCRIBERS 50161 FOLLOWERS Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Mejasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Microsoft , Misc. Back From The Dead: Updates From The Blog Grave | Subcribe via RSS Back From The Dead: Updates From The Blog Grave June 2nd, 2010 Posted in Microsoft , Misc. Tweet Share Oh man have I neglected my blog. No excuses really, just so busy with a variety of things, and I haven’t really thought of any topics that inspired me lately. New Job Started a new gig back in March.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
    [Comments] Essential HTML for Bloggers Part 1
    I'd love to hear from you in the comments. This guest post is by Matt Setter of  MaltBlue.com. In the modern-world of blogging, there are so many blogging platforms to choose from. From the venerable WordPress , TypePad and Drupal to other great tools, such as Habari , Typo3 and CushyCMS amongst others. All of these make building a professional and stunning web presence, rather trivial—almost something so simple that our grandmothers and fathers could do it. Image courtesy of the W3C. There was a time when you were considered a true web professional when you wrote all the HTML by hand.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Comments] How I Increased My Search Traffic by 200% in 6 Months
    Tell us in the comments. This guest post is by Bamidele Onibalusi of YoungPrePro.com. Guest blogging is currently among the most popular marketing tactics, and you can be sure find guides on guest blogging almost anywhere you go online. The problem with guest blogging is that it is being used by so many people today that if you donít have a solid plan your blog will hardly benefit. What do you want from guest blogging? Imagine I ask the question, “What exactly do you want from guest blogging? How do you want guest blogging to contribute to the success of your blog?” Mozrank.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
    [Comments] How to Build a Business By Supporting Bloggers: a Case Study
    One alternative would have been to subscribe to blogs on blogging (ProBlogger) and read the comments to see what were the most common challenges faced. I’d love to hear of your experiences in the comments. This guest post is by Jeremy Delancy of passivepanda.com. Some people get struck by lightning, some people win the lottery, and some people make good money by blogging two hours per day in their pajamas. The truth is, profitable blogging requires hard work. An even less accepted truth is that profitable blogging will, more and more, require a collaborative effort. m on it.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010
    [Comments] How a Blog Reader Titled My Next Book
    Here is Ike’s comment on the Fifth Estate post: Geoff – maybe “Welcome to the Fifth Estate” would have been a better title for the book. In actuality, Ike’s comment is very correct. committed to considering all comments as pieces of information that can better the book. promise to cite you if it’s used, and there are already two citations in the current draft as a result of these comments. When I announced the revision of my book Now Is Gone , I published a draft of the first chapter, “ Welcome to the Fifth Estate.&# So there you are!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011
    [Comments] Whose Blog First?
    Literally find the readers who interact most often with comments and shares. This guest post is by Shakirah Dawud of Deliberate Ink. Writing for three blogs on a regular basis, with the odd request for a guest post elsewhere, my writing plans are already tight. But because I write for overlapping fields of interest, my  plans can also tangle. The most common: Snag A: The topic could be of use to any blog I write for. Should I send it to my friend’s blog, where the people know me better, or let it air at the writing forum where it’ll snag more eyeballs? Whose blog first?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [Comments] 150 Bloggers Pack Melbourne Hotel for ProBlogger Training Day
    One option is to bundle it into a DVD – if you’re interested in buying a copy please let me know in comments below to give us an indication as to whether it’s feasible to do so. One week ago today in Melbourne the first ever ProBlogger training day took place. What started as a spur of the moment idea less than 4 weeks before ballooned into a very worthwhile experience. Speaking on the day were Chris Garrett , Yaro Starak , Collis Ta’eed , Pip Lincolne , Shayne Tilley from SitePoint and myself. Finding Readers. Building Community and Reader Engagement. Share This.
  • JASON YORMARK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Comments] Social Media Book Giveaway Contest Follow Up
    First off, thank you to everyone that left a comment on the site. Here’s the raw data: -31 Comments (6 times the norm). Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet When I decided to do a book giveaway, my intentions were certainly noble. genuinely wanted to give them away. However I also wanted to measure how a contest would impact the traffic to my site from a visitor and engagement standpoint. Best of both worlds. always appreciate when people take the time to leave read anything I write, especially when they take the time to leave a few words. Tweet This! Digg this!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
    [Comments] 7 Reasons Why Competition is Good
    I’d love to hear about them in the comments. This guest post is by Sean Houser of StartByDoing.com. hear a lot of talk directed at new bloggers. Things like, “Stay out of competitive niche markets when you’re blogging. Find smaller, less competitive niches, it’s easier to establish yourself and make money.” Let’s put it this way: would you rather work a year straight on a blog knowing that there’s no ceiling on the amount of income you can generate? Small niche markets have income ceilings—there’s only so much money you can make.
  • SHIFT DIGITAL  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
    [Comments] How To Give Credit to Post Authors via Twitter
    Let me know in the comments below and I’ll be sure to get back to you. Almost all of the sharing plugins available for WordPress offer the same scenario: when a visitor clicks “Tweet” the Post title and URL are shared along with the companies’ twitter handle. Pretty simple right? But, what do you do when you have multiple authors posting content on your site (like this blog you’re reading right now!) and you want to give them credit via Twitter by sharing their Twitter handle as well? Rest easy, it’s a lot easier than you think. See:  [link] ).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2011
    [Comments] Three Reasons Your Blogging Resolutions Are Doomed to Fail
    I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments. This guest post is by Eugene Yiga of eugeneyiga.com. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavour.”. Henry David Thoreau. It happens every year. We wake up on January 1, and decide that this is the year things will finally change. But a few months later, all the gyms empty out and life goes back to normal. It’s the same with our blogs. All our intentions to finally succeed are met with nothing but more of the same. What’s up with that? Or whatever.”
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2010
    [Comments] Five for Friday 12.31.10
    Definitely give this and the comments a good read. How many of you worked this week? am sure not many as my office was a ghost town, but I did enjoy the two-day work week – hell it allowed me to get to a clean. inbox, down from the 700 unread emails in my work box. Hopefully you’ve got some good plans for tonight and have planned for a ride home or to spend the night somewhere. Don’t be a dumbass, and enjoy this week’s version of Five for Friday. Cory Booker: The Mayor of Twitter and Superhero of the Blizzard – there is no question that I am a fan of Corey Booker.
  • ACIDLABS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
    [Comments] links for 2009-10-20
    Cancel reply Leave a Comment Additional comments powered by BackType Previous post: YourHealth – clever consultation, minor issues Next post: links for 2009-10-21 Find Featured One to watch What now for Government 2.0 Home Work How acidlabs works Meet Workshops Speaking Past speaking For conference and meeting planners Press Clients Tumble Subscribe acidlabs Conversation. Collaboration. Community. links for 2009-10-20 October 20, 2009 in links Craig Newmark: A Nerd's Take On The Future Of News Media Great take on trust and quality editing of news from Craig Newmark.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
    [Comments] The Connections Will Always Matter
    hear from people all the time who tell me that they sent an email asking me to check out their blog post and I didn’t leave a comment. There are always going to be tweets that don’t get mentioned, comments on blog posts that don’t see a reply. 'In business, we’re told to focus on our primary function. But some tend to do this to the exclusion of any other efforts. The connections will always matter. There’s a conversation I have with S. He writes about it often (one example). Move on. Move on. Forget the person as soon as you’ve sold them.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
    [Comments] 15 Indirect Affiliate Marketing Tricks that Work
    Feel free to add them in the comments. This guest post is by Harrison Li of Blog Lectures. If you have ever bought something online, with no doubt, there have also been times when you rejected buying a certain product. And if you won’t buy it, the seller loses money. What about when you do buy something? As usual, you check out the item, all excited, and make sure it ships to your place as soon as possible. But, behind the scenes, there are tricks that naturally go unnoticed that were used to magnetically entice you to purchase. Those are what I’ll be teaching you today. Less is more.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011
    [Comments] Why You Absolutely Need a Blogging System
    Share your ideas in the comments below. This guest post is by Shaun Connell of Live Gold Prices. People like things to be predictable. Formulas—or patterned systems—are all around us. Many popular action movies have the same basic plot, every criminal trial is supposed to be run with the same basic principles, the planets follow the same basic paths, and billions of dollars are spent every day in stocks, futures, and currency trades using complex formulas. Long story short—formulas are important, and for a good reason. Copyright totti - Fotolia.com. Why you need a system.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Comments] The Simplest Way to Write a Unique First Draft
    Share your secrets in the comments. This guest post is by Stefanie Flaxman of Revision Fairy. Do you have 45 minutes to work on your blog? If so, I can show you how to write the first draft of your next blog post. First drafts are messy. This blog post originated from five unrelated words on five separate lines, double-spaced, in a Microsoft Word document. That might not sound like a draft, but without that foundation I would have never created the article that you’re currently reading. Each lonely word just needed friends to complete my thoughts. You can’t build the structure in a day.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2012
    [Comments] The Most Common Word at My House: “Why?”
    Again, this isn’t just about selling products or services—it’s an important consideration in any action you might ask people to take, whether that be subscribing, commenting, sharing, or even just reading. I’d love to get your insight in the comments. As a father of three boys aged five and under, there’s a word I hear a lot in my house. I’m sure other parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, child care workers, and people with kids in their lives will know what it is. “Why?” ” Why do I have to brush my teeth? Why does poo smell so bad?
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013
    [Comments] Scheduling Your Business Blog: How Often to Blog and the Best Times to Publish
    We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! 'If you’re trying to create an editorial calendar to keep your business blogging on schedule, there are two tricky things you need to master: coming up with new content ideas and figuring out how often to blog. The optimal blogging frequency and the best times to blog will vary from business to business, but the following tips and resources will help you discover the best publishing timetable for you. Blogging Frequency Best Practices. 2      Be consistent and always publish on the same day. 3      Focus on creating high-quality content.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013
    [Comments] 15 Must-See Conferences for Digital Marketers in 2014
    Let us know in the comments – we’d love to talk! 'No one needs conferences more than digital marketers. Inbound marketing is a rapidly-changing field, which is why opportunities to learn the latest strategies and best practices from thought leaders are invaluable. Whether you’ve got the budget to attend two or twelve conferences next year, we’ve compiled a list of 15 of the most prestigious gatherings that are sure to inspire your outreach! The 2014 Carnegie Conference – January 30-31, 2014. The Social Media Strategies Summit – February 4-6, 2014. February 10-12, 2014.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013
    [Comments] 20 Devastating Content Marketing Mistakes [Comics]
    It’s easy to focus on your number of words written per day, or blog comments per post, and lose track of the metrics that matter in the process. 'The science of content marketing is much bigger than publishing an occasional blog. Custom content has grown into a 43.9 billion dollar industry, and even skeptics have to admit that it’s serious business. The best content marketers are wizards who are able to blend writing, multi-media content, PR, social media, and networking into a comprehensive online presence. Not Prioritizing Time Management. Abusing SEO. Obsessive Self-Editing.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Comments] Creatives Are a Needy Bunch
    We can choose to relax when someone doesn’t comment right away. Writers are a needy bunch, for sure. Tell me if you know this story. You put together some interesting piece about something that matters to you, you post it up, and then you start to promote it. You must promote it, because you need people to see it. You need feedback. It’s not good enough to have written. It has to have been seen. We do this with our photos. We do this with a lot of what we create. It could be your favorite short bread cookies. It could be your scrapbooking project. We need the feedback.
  • FEVER BEE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013
    [Comments] The Dream Newcomer To Regular Journey
    If they complete this, their comment already appears (it’s deleted in 3 hours if they don’t click the e-mail confirmation link, after 2 reminders at one hour apart). 'The dream journey might look a little like this…. Step 1: The member hears about the community several times through friends, via existing sites for news on that topic, and on social media platforms. Better still, they hear about the community from a friend using a community-exclusive link. After the member submits an opinion, they are prompted for an e-mail address and anti-spam code to register. It’s two boxes only.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
    [Comments] How to Re-Ignite Your Blogging Fire When You’re Feeling Burnt Out
    If your blog isn’t getting many comments and the big bloggers in your niche are ignoring you then it’s unlikely you feel like you belong to anything. Instead of waiting for people to come to you, go out there and email fellow bloggers, comment on their articles and interact with like-minded people on Twitter or Facebook. A Guest Post by Glen Allsopp from ViperChill. In 2006, at 17, I started a blog about marketing which was very successful from launch. Yet, within a few weeks, I had already ran out of steam. For some reason, things were different this time. Share This.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #64
    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? " Richard Feynman is always enlightening. In this piece - laced with his groovy patter and hip sensibilities -he reminds us that much of science is sloppy and built on bad findings of others. In an age of information obesity, a skeptic's diet is a good thing. " (Alistair for Hugh). " (Alistair for Mitch). trillion in the past five years."
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2011
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #40
    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? "There are all sorts of fascinating, poorly-formatted nuggets in the corners of the Web. The Engines of Our Ingenuity is no exception: a labor of love that's been running on NPR since 1988, with around 2700 episodes under its belt. " (Alistair for Hugh). The Case of the "Audiosonic Identiglyph" - Kempa. " (Alistair for Mitch). bitcurrent.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2010
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #24
    Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "If I had a dollar every time someone used the printing press as an analogy for the Internet, I'd be richer than many of its bubble-born billionaires. What was the world really like when the press came out? Mathew Ingram pointed me at this piece in the Boston Globe that looks at the world after print. " (Alistair for Hugh). and facial hair."
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Comments] How to Beat Amazon eBook Competition
    Now, I don’t mean to bombard you with so much here that you wont’ be able to stammer out a comment (which you know I love) but I needed to include this too. If you have any stories from your own eBooks or personal businesses, I’d love to hear about them in the comments. 'This is a guest contribution from The Blogger, Greg Narayan. If you’ve tested your luck in the eBook industry you probably have noticed one thing: the scene is a total mess. This presents a real problem to both producers, and consumers as competition rises to the extremes. Gregory J.
  • JOEY STRAWN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [Comments] Blog: Available For A Limited Time Only!
    So, leave your comments and ideas and maybe we can get a good discussion going on this topic, but act quickly, this blog is available for a limited time only and will self-destruct in 30 seconds. |. |. |. |. |. |. |. |. |. Digg Digg My favorite part of almost every episode of Inspector Gadget was when Chief Quimby would show up in a garbage can (shown), or locker, or sewer grate and give Gadget his assignment. The best part was that each time Gadget would finish the letter it would self-destruct, making the message all the more important and secret. Classic. Scarcifying Forever.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
    [Comments] Measuring and Monitoring Online Reputation: What, Why, and How
    Tell us how in the comments. This guest post is by Rich Gorman of Reputationchanger.com. In this day and age, there’s really nobody who is exempt from the supreme importance of online reputation. Business owners need a sterling online reputation to ensure that they keep attracting new clients. Job seekers need a good reputation to put their best face forward, in the likely event that a potential employer checks them out on Google. The problem is, the chances for an online reputation to be utterly derailed are abundant. What’s your reputation like? Take Klout, for example.
  • CREATIVE RAMBLINGS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Comments] Guest post: 5 ways to optimize your call to action and encourage visitors to click
    At the end of each post, invite your readers to ask questions or help expand the content by posting a comment. 'The following is a guest post by Jesse Aaron. His bio is at the end of the article. The most important element of a website is a call to action (CTA). From subscribe buttons to eBook promo pictures; CTAs are what drive visitors to complete goals that ultimately fuel your business. Simply tossing up a CTA on a website is fairly easy. Optimizing a CTA so that it generates a good amount of returning traffic and/or influences visitor engagement is the real difficulty.
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013
    [Comments] Introducing “Communityisms”
    My blog was therapeutic, cathartic and a place where I learned from others through the comments. 'I’ve blogged about community management for a very long time. started when I was knee-deep in the trenches. am still very passionate about online communities. have given so many presentations about the topic and continue to get requests to do so. believe that it takes a special skill set to be good at it, and you only get better with practice.  to be honest, I hate the way that it has  become synonymous in some circles with managing a Facebook page or operating a Twitter account.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010
    [Comments] How to Boost your Income and Popularity by Giving Stuff Away
    And if you’ve done it, let’s hear how it worked out in the comments! A Guest Post by Johnny B Truant. know what you’re thinking. You’re blogging to make money, or to express yourself. So why would you ever give something away? If you’re in this as a business, giving stuff away without charging for it seems counterintuitive. If you’re just out there writing for the sake of writing, then what you want are readers… and how is giving stuff away going to get more eyes on your blog? The answer is that what goes around comes around. It works. thinking.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #183
    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? "Stories of self-driving cars, or flaming batteries, grab headlines. But if you look at the long-term impact of autonomous transportation, it becomes a jobs question. When we had steam power, we got the weekend and the end of child labor. What will automated logistics yield, and how much fighting will happen beforehand?" The American Prospect.
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Comments] The Numbers Behind Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter ! 'The numbers in this infographic help explain why Twitter’s IPO is such big news. Last week, the biggest news to come out of the world of social media was undoubtedly that Twitter announced its IPO. The microblogging platform is looking to raise $1 billion, and the numbers behind Twitter help justify that price tag. One of our loyal blog subscribers shared this infographic with us. For a long time, a certain stigma has been associated with Twitter by those that did not (and do not want to) understand it.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Comments] The Shocking Truth about Consistent Blogging Success: How to Find Your Voice
    Likes explode, comments go crazy, tweets multiply, and open rates are off the charts. The blaze that burns will be your blog, alight with likes and tweets, comments and subscribers. This guest post is by Bill Zipp of billzipponbusiness.com/. It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world! You write something on your blog that goes viral. That’s what’s great about blogging. So when the dust settles and the warm feelings of success fade, you ask yourself, “How did this happen?” ” and, perhaps more importantly, “How can it happen again?”
  • ALMOST SAVVY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009
    [Comments] One Random Thing About Me
    Additional comments powered by BackType Click ‘Like’ to join us on Facebook! They are all the rage on blogs and Facebook, but enough already! don’t think I could come up with 25 interesting things you’d want to know about me. Apparently, I’m not the only one. After reading some of the lists created, they seem to range from insightful and revealing to dull and boring. In the spirit of keeping things simple and making networking fun, I’d like to know one thing about you. Everest, whatever – it is up to you. Really! GrandpaDale – What a story!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012
    [Comments] Take a New Road with Your Blog
    Every new blog post got between 50 and 100 comments within days. Just look at the comments on all these blog posts on ProBlogger—there are so many people trying to compete on the Internet. This guest post is by Lars Holdgaard of Gode Karakterer. So you have a blog which has some kind of self-defined success. You are maybe making a good portion of money and you can see the visitors numbers rising. Your position in Google is also doing better and better every month, and everything is progressing. But maybe it doesn’t feel right. Let’s take a case. He wrote that book in 2007.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Comments] Building a Magnetic Blog: How to Keep Your Readers Coming Back for More
    I’d love to hear your thoughts on the importance of site traffic versus RSS and email subscribers so join the discussion in the comments if you have any opinions or further points to add. 'This post is from  Nick Amann, the founder of  SpecificFeeds. As bloggers, we tend to be a little obsessed with numbers – we check our stats compulsively to see how many more hits we got today than yesterday and freak out if we lose a couple of followers on Twitter or Facebook. However, most bloggers are focusing on the wrong numbers. Why Recurring Readers Are More Valuable. What is a true fan?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Comments] Bushido for Bloggers: What Samurais and Bloggers Have in Common
    Share your experiences in the comments section below. This guest post is by Aman Basanti of ageofmarketing.com. Yamamoto Tsunetomo’s Hagakure is the most famous text on bushido , the warrior code of the samuari. Written in an era when Japan was obsessed with warfare and martial prowess, the book offers instruction on how a samurai should live and die. The most famous and misunderstood line in Japanese history. The most famous line in Hagakure is, “I have found that bushido means to die. It means that when one has to choose between life and death, one quickly chooses the side of death.”.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
    [Comments] 5 Ways You Can Become A Blogging Philanthropist
    We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. This guest post is by Stephen Pepper of  Youth Workin’ It. Why should Bill Gates have all the fun?— Al Andrews. There are all sorts of reasons you may own a blog—to enhance your business site, to share ideas, to earn an income, or perhaps you just enjoy writing. Imagine the impact you could have, though, if you harnessed the power of your blog to make an even bigger difference to mankind by becoming a philanthropist. This may sound far-fetched, but it’s not at all. Write a book. What can you do? Microfinance.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010
    [Comments] Taking a quick security break…
    rather busy week… → Taking a quick security break… May 11th, 2010 · View Comments There will be a slight lack of posting at the moment as I scurry around updating various security measures due to WordPress exploit currently doing the rounds. love the Fort Knox comment – Good Job! blog comments powered by Disqus Blog Partners Web Strategy Wikinomics Rankings ← Not sure how to monetise your eyeballs? And here’s a handy tool to be able to remove some of the offending script if you’re affected.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [Comments] Collaborative Communities Work
      Or you can just write a comment.   Or you can just write a comment. Recent Comments Seo Services on Typepad vs Wordpress Series - Own Your Blog Jeff Korhan on Authenticity Guidelines Supra Skytop II on A Social Networking Theory Walter Adamson on 5 Ways to Make Your Blog Posts Outstanding Walter Adamson on Authenticity Guidelines Jeff Korhan on What Does Your Blog Writing Style Say About You? My 18 year-old is working two summer jobs - one as a lifeguard at the local pool and another as a "model" for an outlet of a national retail clothing company. 
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
    [Comments] Course Correction!
    Comments may be used in the final edition. The following is draft material for my next book, Welcome to the Fifth Estate (the follow up to Now Is Gone , which is almost out of print). You can download the first drafted chapter of the new edition — Welcome to the Fifth Estate — for free. Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of an outreach effort and results are lagging. Those measurable outcomes – the ones based on your original objectives before your strategy was created – seem unattainable. That’s when you consider a course correction. Maybe, and maybe not yet.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
    [Comments] 5 Lessons from an Internet Millionaire
    Don’t listen to negative comment. This guest post is by M.Farouk Radwan of [link]. As of August 11 last year, I celebrated making my first million selling books and products online. I’m not saying that I’m an Internet guru, but I do believe that my experiences in making money online might help you get to your first million. People are sick of marketers—especially online marketers. How many times did you close that long sales copy page a few seconds after it popped up unexpectedly while you were searching for something? Provide something different. Fair enough.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2013
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #163
    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 missed this piece from the Nieman Journalism Lab , but it''s a pretty smart prediction for the future of media, and a shift from brands to talent. Worth considering for books too--since as Julien Smith said, a book is just the longest form of content." " (Alistair for Hugh). BearDuino: Hacking Teddy Ruxpin with Arduino - ArsTechnica.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008
    [Comments] What's Going to be Your Social Media Legacy?
    Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Oh, and just to provide gentle clarification (before another, more critical, commenter does so)…Intellipedia was the brainchild of the DNI’s Intelligence Community Enterprise Services group. Oh, and just to provide gentle clarification (before another, more critical, commenter does so)…Intellipedia was the brainchild of the DNI’s Intelligence Community Enterprise Services group. Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0 Adam R.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #173
    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 a great post by Amanda Peyton about the future of hardware. She wrote a widely viewed piece about how Best Buy is going out of business (I''ve heard it referred to as ''the Amazon showroom'') but she has since concluded ''it''s not just Best Buy that''s going to fade away, it''s our entire notion of ''Consumer Electronics''. Great even.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #158
    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? "In 1968, a teacher thought of a novel way to teach racism. This resurfaced online recently, and it''s a fascinating lesson in just how easily our inherent tribalism can be tweaked. To me, Jane Elliott ''s unorthodox teaching is up there with Milgram and the Stanford Prison Experiment in terms of uncomfortable, but brilliant, social manipulation.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #153
    Now it''s your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. 'Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "A week ago I had a chat with A Friend Who Should Know About Such Things about the ways investigators can get into your email. Some are deceptively simple (using Gmail , authorize another account to receive mails on your behalf). In this Forbes piece, Andy Greenberg looks at what a treasure trove your phone is." " (Alistair for Hugh).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [Comments] Traffic Technique 4: Subscriptions
    The easiest way to fulfil those needs is to encourage your subscribers to look at more of your content—through links, cross-references, and ongoing discussions through your posts and in the comments ( if you have those turned on ). Tell us how in the comments. From the marketers’ point of view, subscriptions are a loyalty mechanism—they’re the first technique we’ve looked at that’s most often used to build repeat traffic from people who have already visited your blog, and like it. If they like it so much, why do they need to be reminded to come back?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
    [Comments] 5 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Deciding to Blog in Another Language
    Comments management: How will you decide if a comment is a good one to publish on your blog or not if you can’t read and understand it? This guest post is by Stephanie Hetu of StephanieHetu.com. Most of us international bloggers learned pretty much everything we know in English, just because the community of bloggers is there, huge, active, and available. We don’t have to search very far to learn all sorts of little tips and tricks to make our blogs more appealing, to write better content, to interact better, etc. The market is huge! Do you speak the language?
  • DANNY WHATMOUGH  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Comments] Facebook EdgeRank – what is it and why is it important for PR?
    Simply liking a post, leaving a comment or sharing an update can raise affinity levels. The word algorithm is one that most PR professionals will be aware of. Google’s method for determining search rankings is as secret as it is alluring for those looking to gain more search prominence. But there is another algorithm out there that is far less famous, but equally important. It’s called EdgeRank and it is what Facebook uses to determine the stories that show up in a user’s newsfeed. The Facebook newsfeed is the key to success for Facebook marketing. Introducing EdgeRank.
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