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Solving the Content Management System Standoff: Drupal, Joomla or WordPress?


Similarly, the same approach should be taken when it comes to choosing the best open-source content management system (CMS). Whether youll be running a company blog or a site thats jam-packed with graphics and video, making the right choice depends on your content. Drupal is built to provide a stable performance with a great deal of content versatility.

12 of the Best WordPress Guides, Hacks and Plugins of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

WordPress is no longer just the leading blog platform , but is now the most popular open-source CMS (content management system) as well. An outstanding list of useful WordPress plugins from Andy Beal, author of Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online and the brain behind the Trackur social media monitoring tool. WordPress Themes and Plugins.

The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem

Puzzle Marketer

For maybe the first time in history, there is a surplus of technology and strategy to help advance both sales and marketing of a business, while at the same time a lack of resources and understanding to utilize it to its fullest capacity. Closing the loop on marketing ROI becomes both easier and more complicated at the same time. Does the Marketing Automation tool provide any insight?

Become a Content Marketing Fox

Spin Sucks

By  Michael Gerard According to a survey by Curata , more than three quarters of content marketers plan to boost their content marketing investment in the coming year. We have a name for content marketers that are the most savvy with their content marketing budgets: FOXES. Identify and replace outdated content.

Discover Marketing Technology Used by Leading Companies

Puzzle Marketer

Have you ever wondered what technology the most innovative and successful companies are using to power their platforms, foster collaboration among their employees, or market their products and services? As someone who strives to keep up-to-date with the latest marketing tools, I was curious to see what was the most popular for Support, Sales, and Marketing. Lead Generation

27 Must Use SEO Tools for Incredible Content Marketing Results

Writtent Blog

Content marketing is about creating, optimizing, and distributing valuable content to grow your web presence and steer the actions of consumers. Some are free, others are paid, but they can all help you get incredible content marketing results. It also gives you valuable crawling, indexing, and content optimization insights that can affect your Google rankings. 3. 

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15 Rocking Content Marketing Tools with Advice from Experts

Writtent Blog

With  9 in 10 organizations marketing with content , it’s evident that we need effective tools to create, publish, distribute, and analyze content published online. reached out to content marketing experts with the question, “What Are the 3 Content Management Tools Epic Content Creators Can’t Live Without?”. Content Creation. 1.

Four Mobile Marketing Growth Areas

Spin Sucks

This first ran on MyMobiManager , a company that creates content management systems for the mobile web. And, as business leaders, we may have to consider jumping in bed with the wireless companies in order to get our content out (and not blocked). The global mobile advertising market is valued at more than $16 billion ( ComScore ). We love you, but oy! And apps?

Technology Challenges Facing Today’s Marketing Workforce

Geoff Livingston

My friend Steven Slater recently began working in Marketing Workforce Solutions for Employment Enterprises, Inc. In his new capacity he places senior marketing executives at large companies. While we chatted he told me about how technology was providing some of the greatest challenges for companies seeking capable marketers, ad for potential marketing executives trying to find work.

Content Marketing: Dos and Dont’s [Report]

Mindjumpers has just released their second complimentary white paper from the series on Successful Content Marketing. The first white paper called “How to kick-start your Content Marketing” includes a seven-step approach that can be used by any organization to develop or re-energize a successful content marketing strategy and program. Tips and tricks.

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources


Great picture and post on the Information Overload Paradox : The post talks about the issue of overload: I can certainly consume more content than I could two decades ago, but no matter how much content is available, I can’t consume much more. And relative to the sheer volume of content available to me, I’m actually consuming a smaller percentage every day. Finding Content.

5 Ways to Build Online Authority Using Content Marketing - A Guest Post By Paul Chaney

Diva Marketing Blog

Diva Marketing's 12th Birthday celebration continues with a very special post written by the first blogger I met IRW (in the real world) -- Paul Chaney ! Paul is an online marketing consultant, editor, writer, and author with more than 20 years experience in the digital marketing space. Paul is a sought-after speaker on digital and marketing topics. About Paul Chaney.

21 Content Marketing Tools to Use in 2014

Writtent Blog

What if a marketer was only as good as their content marketing tools? The brands that succeed at content marketing are those that take an agile stance. While some of the content marketing tools trending in 2014 are familiar, many of the rest are brand-new and probably worth adding to your program. Image credit: content marketing experience.

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eCommerce Marketing: Do Free Trials Work?

Spin Sucks

We’re really stabbing in the dark here because no one on the team is an ecommerce marketer. How to market to people who abandon the cart. Even information on using an outside email marketing company to deliver your information (vs. keeping it inside your content management system). eCommerce Marketing: Do Free Trials Work? But today? Nothing.

22 Social Media Marketing Management Software & Services Reviewed - Online Marketing Blog

Social Media Marketing is no different. Over the past 6-9 months, I’ve been researching and reviewing a variety of social media management tools that help with everything from source network connections to campaign & social content management to monitoring & measurement. Also offers a white label option for agencies. Solutions for small and large business.

Four SEO Tips for WordPress Websites


WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system. Not only is it used by almost a quarter of new webmasters, it’s also the system of choice for 17% of Alexa’s top one million sites on the web. There are a number of good WordPress plugins ; all you have to do is search for “SEO plugins” in your plugin manager and you’ll be given a wide choice.

11 Qualities of the Ideal Social Media Strategist

Sprout Social

social media strategist’s toolkit could include a range of productivity apps, a social media management tool like Sprout and they might even need familiarity with content management systems. 2. Audience Social media strategists should have a genuine desire for their company to succeed beyond increasing market share and revenue. Multidisciplinary. Strategizing.

WordPress vs Drupal: Which CMS is Right for Your Site?


Most websites these days have massive amounts of content that must be managed for the smooth functioning of the site. The role of this falls to content management systems, or CMSes. Many government sites, including, run on Drupal because of its security features, but it’s not as popular because it is perceived as a difficult system to learn.

Five Reasons Why I Love Wordpress


Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « You can’t fight the power of video. Main | Stop tweeting about the # of followers you have » October 23, 2009 Five Reasons Why I Love Wordpress WordPress was originally made as a blog publishing application but has now evolved into a huge content management system (CMS). These are what turn the basic blog program into a full content management system. Essentially, the WordPress theme system is a way to skin your website. It’s bigger than all of us. This is very untrue. Plugins.

5 Things I’ve Learned from Running BizSugar

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you’re considering acquiring or building a user generated content site, here are a few things I’ve learned that may help you. BizSugar is built on Pligg, an open source content management system. It has fewer plugins and a lower level of functionality, but the benefit is that it’s geared toward managing a user generated content site, so it.

Six Tips for a Blog Redesign

Spin Sucks

And, as my agency got deeper and deeper into content marketing and SEO, the evidence became irrefutable. Yet, as our profession as a whole shifts full throttle into content marketing, it turns out we’re in an ideal position to harmonize words and visuals. How can you make it easier and more inviting for the reader to consume the content? By Lou Hoffman.

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Five Ways to Become a PR Technologist

Spin Sucks

As PR/marketing professionals, it is our responsibility to stay ahead of technology. It means you understand how to use a content management system. Social media monitoring and measurement tools; Analytics and measurement; Social media influence tools; Collaborative social media platforms; Content management systems; and. ” I mean, come on.

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Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass

Spin Sucks

It will prepare you for the dearth of content you have to produce next year. It will get you ready to rule the world…or at least your vertical market (because, let’s be real, only one of us can rule the world and that is my goal). I’ve had many questions about who this is for. It’s How to build content upgrades in existing content, to drive leads.

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The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Amanda Gant

Spin Sucks

With a good content management system or a developer, you can add almost anything to your site. also edited all three versions of Andy Crestodina’s book, Content Chemistry , so I’ve read that one more than a hundred times and at least thirty times in the past six months. Like any great web marketer,  Amanda Amy  Heather can be found in various places. three times.

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing


Just over half of respondents (51 percent) report using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver and manage education. percent of respondents who reported using either an LMS or a learning content management system (LCMS) in the 2010 edition of the survey. Download! Anther 10.6 percent said they plan to within the coming 12 months. Only 31.4 percent).

Measuring Results at the Enterprise Level

Spin Sucks

This week we’re talking online monitoring, measuring results, some elbow grease, and marketing expertise. He thinks marketing expertise and elbow grease aren’t enough for most, because most people aren’t analytics nerds like I am. That’s right! It’s that time again. Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! In the case, does size matter?

PR for Products vs. Services: Do They Work the Same?

Spin Sucks

It was a follow-up to his first webinar on creating content for pull PR and marketing. He talked about how to force feed prospects your content so, by the time you meet with them, they’re ready to buy from you. The links include our pricing page (under development), boutique vs. large agency , and then content specific to their business needs (i.e. think it does.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems


We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS)., an AMS with a built-in social community platform Acquires Digital Ignite , the most socialicious LMS on the market. (We wrote about this acquisition here.). ————-. Here’s our take.

The 15 Most Life-Changing Editorial Calendar Tools

Writtent Blog

Online content marketing may be a relatively new practice, but editorial calendars are virtually as old as the publishing industry. Creating a shared spreadsheet to track the types of content you’ll be creating, teammember assignments, publication dates and keywords can be accomplished in just minutes:  . Content DJ. Content Marketing Google Docs. Kapost.

How WordPress Can Make Your Website More Manageable


For many online marketers, there’s no web development platform that’s as user-friendly, valuable, and adaptable as WordPress. The standard content management system for millions of websites, WordPress is one of the most praised and appreciated online development platforms out there. To your average marketer, it’s not. WordPress can do it.

Learn How to Measure What Matters

Spin Sucks

He’ll show you how to determine whether or not you need a mobile-specific website (right now), how to use annotations to provide historical data, how to integrate your analytics with your email marketings, how to determine if/what people are sharing on the social networks, and how to use the URL builder to track exactly what people are doing when they click on your links. Strategy.

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Measuring PR Results to the Bottom Line

Spin Sucks

Customer relationship management (CRM) software (even if it’s just in Excel or  Constant Contact ). Content management system on your website or blog. For this particular client, we use email marketing, pay-per-click advertising, the  response campaign , and  content marketing. Do they read and share the website content? Clicky.

7 Ways to Take the Media World by Storm

Convince & Convert

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Joe Pulizzi’s new book Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter and Win More Customers by Marketing Less (McGraw-Hill, 2013). Most media companies either have legacy systems in print or (I can’t believe I’m saying this) digital. Repurpose All Your Content. Enjoy!

How to Build a Content Calendar (Plus a Free Template for 2014)

Convince & Convert

Creating a content calendar for your company from scratch is one of those tasks that seems ridiculously complicated at the outset but which, with a systematic approach and no scruples about stealing other people’s methods, can actually be fairly straightforward. The Goal of a Content Calendar. Building a Content Calendar in Three Easy Steps.

12 (of the) Best WordPress Guides and Plugin Reviews of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

WordPress is not only the most popular blogging platform , but is increasingly becoming a leading website content management system (CMS) as well. What are some techniques, beyond the obvious, for search-optimizing WordPress content? Blog Technology: Most Downloaded WordPress Plugins by Marketing Technology with @iamreff. WordPress Guides and Commentary.

3 Projects to Improve Auto Financial Services Websites


Throughout my experience in online marketing, I have found that the auto financial service industry has a lot of great opportunities in improving its sites. Note: the content management system of the desktop and mobile sites may or may not be the same, so there is no guarantee that the updates are automatic.). NOT for managers. Still, there is one BIG problem.

50 Ways to use Social Media, listed by Objective « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

Collectual these folks own social media budgets: LIST [link] in reply to spicedawg56 1 week ago « Community Platform Pricing for New Clients Scorecard: Should Startups Have Community Managers? Of course, the first thing to do is to first understand how your community uses social technologies, start by using this free social technographics profile generator. 1) Listening: Gleaning market and customer insight and intelligence 10. Build blogs and teach conversational marketing and business relationship building techniques. 5. Social Media Marketing Good post.

Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog

Webbiquity SMM

In addition to the traditional benefits of business blogging , recent changes in the way search engines rank content have made blogging crucial for obtaining and maintaining high search engine visibility. Three ranking factors that have recently taken on increased importance from Google (and will therefore likely soon become important to other search engines as well) are content quality and authority, social media links and content freshness. Blogger , TypePad ) to fee-based systems (e.g., Why are so many companies now embracing blogging? Location. Author(s). Sassy?

2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter

Blue Focus Marketing

Brands willing to engage with and give back to their communities will see these efforts rewarded with increased sales, market share and—most important of all—improved brand loyalty. “ The future of profit is purpose. ”. Prior to starting gShift, Chris was a co-founder of Hot Banana Software, a search engine-friendly web content management system that was acquired by Lyris Inc.

How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress


I’ve touted before all of the different things WordPress can do as a content management system. BuddyPress markets itself as “social networking in a box.&# It provides all of the usual staples of a social network: activity streams, status posts, photo sharing and customizable profiles. Will BuddyPress replace the need to manage a Facebook page or replace other social networks? With the help of the BuddyPress plugin , you can turn your website in to the perfect hub for a group of people. In other words, this plugin has plugins ! Never.