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How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress

Firebelly

I’ve touted before all of the different things WordPress can do as a content management system. It’s no secret that I’m a WordPress advocate, but I’ve just recently discovered one of the project’s most impressive features– running a social network. No, you’re not going to create the next Facebook or MySpace on a simple WordPress website, but it’s a great (and cheap) alternative to social network creation engines such as Ning or Grouply. Before jumping to set up your network, consider a few thoughts.

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. Themes by Blogfreakz.

Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

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The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? Managing these multiple login systems from all these social networks is cumbersome due to changing APIs, protocols. Expect more now.

How I Got My Job As Director Of Social Media – Step 1: Build Experience Then Blog, Tweet, Collaborate!

SocMed Sean

When people ask me what I do for a living and I tell them I’m a Director of Social Media for a digital agency, they usually respond with 1 of 2 questions: 1) Does that mean you get to play on Facebook all day? -or- 2) How did you get that job? Social media is about people and relationships. While the answer to the first question is simple and a resounding “No!”

Online Tools that Help with PR

Spin Sucks

You have the opportunity to manage that yourself. All of this can be managed—and your day-to-day life won’t seem so hectic—with a few online tools. You can do social media graphics, blog post images, business cards, flyers, invitations, and more. If you use any of the social networks, Hootsuite is the tool for you. This is both good news and bad news.

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Got a Rubbish website? Social Media evaluation – Special Offer – $1800

Laurel Papworth

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. I 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.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS). YourMembership.com, 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.). Social learning is a growing trend.

Learn How to Measure What Matters

Spin Sucks

just had the opportunity to watch the pre-recorded video Tim Frick created about how to measure what really matters (cough, no ego-centric metrics, cough) using Google analytics and Sprout Social and all I have to say is…WOW. Then he’ll show you how they measured those efforts through Google analytics and Sprout Social. Admittedly, I am an analytics nerd. Strategy.

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

Diva Marketing Blog

He’s written four books that cover the topics of business blogging, social media marketing, and social commerce, the most notable of which is entitled "The Digital Handshake: Seven Proven Strategies to Grow Your Business Using Social Media," published by John Wiley and Sons in 2009. Ways to Build Online Authority Using Content Marketing. About Paul Chaney. YourName.com).

Review of Content Marketing Measurement Platform Squeeze

Spin Sucks

Squeeze is a Sequentia product and the way they describe it is as: A new content marketing measurement platform designed to help marketers make better decisions, optimize their budgets, and deliver greater results. You can squeeze links for any of your content, as well as forms. It’s not an aggregation of content across the web. I have something new for you to try!

Facebook Live Column Added to Signal

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network introduced Signal  in September 2015 as a tool enabling journalists to discover and curate content from Facebook and Instagram, giving them access to features including Trending  content, data on topics driving the most conversation on the social network and the ability to save content discovered via Signal to content-management systems or to embed it in websites and broadcasts.

Don’t Get Lost in the Jungle: A Field Guide to Navigating Your Targeted Content Strategy

SocialFish

Don’t Get Lost in the Jungle:  A Field Guide to Navigating Your Targeted Content Strategy. Personalized content isn’t anything new. And just when you thought you had a handle on content-first design, technology has thrown content strategists for another loop. With these technological advances, how can you design a targeted content strategy?

7+ WordPress Plugins For Every Website

Firebelly

WordPress is one of the best website content management systems out there – and not just for blogs. Redirection – A must on every blog migration, Redirection is a simple manager of 301 redirects. The Social. What makes it work so well is the versatility it provides through plugins. The Absolutely Necessary. Also check out: HeadSpace , Google XML Sitemaps.

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. PowToon. Yoast.

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

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Why are social analytics so important? Being a new tool set, there’s a lot of experimentation and it’s important to see what will actually make a change, It’s a very difficult medium to track, unlike transactional advertising, social engagement is hard to tie to point of sale or conversion. link] Dan Whitehouse Social analysis. Wowza! Wowza! Wowza! Wowza!

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources

Aggregage

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. Social filtering?

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

www.toprankblog.com

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.

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).

This Week in Social Media – 7/31/2013

Social Media Marketing

The secrets of success to building a digital newsroom, the secrets of bureaucracy-free content marketing, Sina Weibo was slow to evolve, Quebec loves Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ are gaining on Facebook, what to do with marketing data and more, it''s This Week in Social Media. Pinterest and Google are gaining on Facebook for social sharing. this week in social Images?

The Fifteen Classes of the Social Business Software Suite (Q4, 2010)

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The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 4 days ago « Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? The social software space has ballooned into a disparate set of technologies, data types, and over 1000 vendors confusing buyers. Social Media Management Systems. Read the Social CRM report to learn more.

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Looking Into The Social Media Past

Firebelly

In preparation for the New Year, we’ve been working on transferring our Firebelly blog from Typepad to the beautiful WordPress content management system. “The Facebook film, still untitled, will chronicle how an internal messaging system launched from a university dormitory grew into an online enterprise worth as much as 15 billion dollars.&#. Android.

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Prepare Your Website for Geolocation with WordPress

Kikolani

Geolocation software uses global positioning systems (GPS) on smartphones or unique IP addresses on visitors’ computers to identify where a person is located. Many small business owners choose to use a content management system (CMS), such as WordPress, for a hassle-free website and infinite customization options. Ways Businesses Should Use Social Media.

2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter

Blue Focus Marketing

Last year, my colleague Tom Pick ( @TomPick ) and I introduced the #Nifty50 awards , which honored 50 men and 50 women who were leading the way in social media through their active engagement on Twitter. This year, we also decided that honoring the tech sector’s greatest social media advocates on our respective blogs isn’t enough. Mark is the author of “ Socialized! Jeffrey L.

Learning via the Social Media Game

Bare Feet Studios

Tomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media. will be using a version of The Social Media Game , an interactive learning process originally developed by my darling colleague Beth Kantor a few years ago. I’ve updated it and added 12 more “tools&# – and am still missing a lot of those available to us today. It just shows you how much app and platform development continues in the sphere of online social networks and mobile options. Social Network.

List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

www.web-strategist.com

The issue of lack of scale is resonating with social strategists –as a result, the market is developing new tools that will help them manage them. This is one component of Social CRM, which if you haven’t heard about, please read the report on the 18 use cases of Social CRM. This is not unlike traditional editorial processes used in CMS systems. HMMMM.

How to Optimize Your Content for Authorship Success

ProBlogger

One of the most important things you can do in 2014 as a content creator, is identify who you are as a personal brand by monitoring how you come across online. Twitter, that always-on social network that is constantly abuzz, and Google+, a social network claimed to offer incredible SEO benefits, offer two incredible ways that complement each other to solidify your digital presence.

Instant Sales Plus Higher Conversion With These Ecommerce Tips

The Realtime Report

Developing and managing an online store is both easy and difficult. Most ecommerce platforms and CMS (content management system) scripts use a checkout workflow that involves completing two or three steps to complete the purchase. Customer registration, for example, can be replaced with a social sign-in. Embrace Social Commerce. Maximize User Engagement.

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

Kikolani

Sure, there are other blogging platforms and content management systems you can use on your own domain, but none are quite as popular or powerful as WordPress. Before you register that domain, be sure that it is available on social media! Knowem lets you search names / keywords to see if they are taken on over 500 social networks. Importing Your Content.

Brand Monitoring, Social Analytics, Social Insights

www.web-strategist.com

Social data is overwhelming. More customers, buyers, and consumers are creating content everywhere they go. Two trends, social analytics intelligence, and social business value networks, which I’ll discuss at a later time. Social Analytics and Social Insights are Components of the Social CRM Suite. Social Analytics Intelligent.

Vanessa Fox Discusses Search, Siri and Social

Geoff Livingston

She just released the second edition of her book, Marketing in the Age of Google , one of the best resources you can buy to understand how search impacts business outcomes, as well as content creation and social media marketing. Rather than wax poetic about Vanessa’s strengths, I asked her some questions about voice search, semantic data, social networking and more.

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary by Pam Dyer on June 30, 2010 Share The social media landscape is changing quickly, and it’s filled with terms that are strange to those who aren’t familiar with it. Use it to condense long URLs and make them easier to share on social networks like Twitter.

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

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Yet remember email is a social network. 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. Collect case studies of social media success. People power social media.

Social Media Monitoring Tools Comparison Guide

www.pr2020.com

blogs, forums, social networks) and responding to relevant posts is an effective strategy for organizations looking to: understand brand perception from internal and external audiences, connect with buyer personas , increase visibility online, establish thought leadership , provide value to their online communities and become familiar with how target audiences interact online. Thanks!

Content Is No Longer King: Curation Is King

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Content Is No Longer King: Curation Is King Steve Rosenbaum , Magnify.net | Jun. See Also: THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Even With Impressive ROIC, Stock Might Reach New Lows Watch Out Data Hogs: Verizon To Join AT&T With Its Own Tiered Data Plans Foursquare Is Going To Tell You Where To Eat Pretty Soon "Content is King" -- no longer. Bloggers make content. content is emperor!"

Australia Sharepoint Conference June 16/17 2010

Laurel Papworth

This article on IDM – Image and Data Manager has a good wrap up: While it is estimated that SharePoint is Microsoft’s fast growing product, the likely reality is that in many instances the product is not being fully utilised. In other words, SharePoint is a Microsoft product that manages the tasks and information of an organization with respect to their hierarchy levels. link].

Tweet your way

Social Media Network Marketing

Twitter is first and foremost a social network, so be sociable! 5.    Reveal something about yourself. Upload helpful, useful and interesting material to your website, using a CMS (Content Management System). From time to time, Tweet about this content and point your Twitter followers towards your website. 1.   Who do you want to connect with? What are they interested in? What are they searching for? 2. Find your Voice. This will lead to your 'Twitter voice' For example: informative, helpful, relaxed and humourous. 3.    Be a Giver. React now!

Social Media Strategies for Small Business: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Marketing

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WEB DESIGN Web Sites Email Newsletters Blogs ProSites Logos INTERNET MARKETING Your Web Site Search Engine Optimization Email Marketing Business Blogs Social Media Strategy Web Strategy Consulting ADVICE Web Marketing Ezine Web Marketing Seminars flyte blog ABOUT Crew Clients Jobs Directions Pay Your Invoice CONTACT SEARCH Web Marketing Advice Does Your Small Business Really Need a Social Media Strategy? Thinking that social media is easy money is just plain wrong. You must understand the social norms. The best part is, social media is fun.

The Most Common Causes of Duplicate Content on News Media Sites

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Common Causes of Duplicate Content on News Media Sites by Adam Sherk on October 8, 2009 Although search engines keep improving on their ability to deal with duplicate content, this continues to be one of the main SEO issues facing news and content sites. Even when the engines do a reasonable job of filtering out duplicates in their results, sites are essentially shooting themselves in the foot by splitting internal and inbound links to a particular piece of content across multiple URLs.

10 Quotes on the Apple iPad and the Business of News

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk 10 Quotes on the Apple iPad and the Business of News by Adam Sherk on January 28, 2010 Now that the first wave in the Apple iPad crazy-a-thon has past, I thought I’d do a quick round-up of what people are saying about the iPad from the perspective of the news media. Yet they will read 1,000-page novels on their Kindles.