Open Source Web Management and Design Tools
AUGUST 25, 2010
Everything a web designer needs for free: Designing and managing a website need not be an expensive affair. This list is not comprehensive, but rather provides the categories for each step of website management, as well as open source examples of tools you can use. – Image Editing Software. FireFTP – Runs in Firefox on all operating systems. PHP/SQL. Python.
Social Media Software + Silos=Trouble
JUNE 16, 2011
The big thing these days is social media software–everyone wants to get into the game. Whether it’s social media monitoring, social media management, social CRM, community platforms, social media measurement, the bottom line is that every company seemingly wants a piece of the social media pie. How can associations avoid overlap and overspending on social software?
22 Social Media Marketing Management Software & Services Reviewed - Online Marketing Blog
OCTOBER 31, 2010
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. Awareness - Social marketing hub that centralizes social media content publishing, management, measurement and engagement.
The Fifteen Classes of the Social Business Software Suite (Q4, 2010)
OCTOBER 3, 2010
Fast forward a few years, this space has grown tremendously with an influx of new types of software vendors as well as specialization from a growing market. The social software space has ballooned into a disparate set of technologies, data types, and over 1000 vendors confusing buyers. Social Media Management Systems. The most common vendors include Gigya and Janrain.
Four SEO Tips for WordPress Websites
DECEMBER 7, 2012
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.
Five Reasons Why I Love Wordpress
OCTOBER 23, 2009
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| Stop tweeting about the # of followers you have » October 23, 2009 Five Reasons Why I Love Wordpress WordPress was originally made as a blog publishing application but has now evolved into a huge content management system (CMS). Plugins are extensions that add additional functions to the basic WordPress software. 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 a very big misconception.
Measuring PR Results On a Shoestring Budget
OCTOBER 6, 2011
So, Anthony, my answer is a combination of three or four different tools (depending on what your content management system does and which customer relationship management software you use – even if it’s WordPress and Excel). It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap!). This week’s question comes from Anthony Rodriguez.
Six Tips for Better Business Writing
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Internet browsers, content management systems, Pages, Word, and most software have spell check built in. In today’s text, Twitter, social media world, people are getting more and more lazy about their grammar and spelling, according to This Embarrasses You and I* , an article in the Wall Street Journal. “I am losing the battle.” Homework in Text.
5 Things I’ve Learned from Running BizSugar
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
JANUARY 24, 2012
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.
Why millions of WordPress sites are at risk
JANUARY 21, 2014
WordPress remains a popular content management system for many people, owing to both its ease of use and the fact that it doesn’t cost anything. As with any software, if it’s not updated regularly, WordPress can be susceptible to attack. Unfortunately, the security issues didn’t end with TimThumb. Other assaults have taken place within the last twelve months.
Six Tips for a Blog Redesign
AUGUST 3, 2015
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? Think Like a Software Developer.
Measuring PR Results to the Bottom Line
NOVEMBER 1, 2011
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.
The 15 Most Life-Changing Editorial Calendar Tools
OCTOBER 7, 2013
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. SocialCast.
How WordPress Can Make Your Website More Manageable
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
The standard content management system for millions of websites, WordPress is one of the most praised and appreciated online development platforms out there. Here are five great reasons to use WordPress as your development platform of choice, each geared around the platform’s simple manageability. Few content management systems load as quickly as WordPress.
27 Must Use SEO Tools for Incredible Content Marketing Results
MAY 28, 2014
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.
How to Create a Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan for Your WordPress Blog
APRIL 20, 2016
When it comes to managing a website, the loss of such information causes more than just a headache for you. Here’s a handy checklist to make sure you’re covered: Track your software logs. Any good backup software will include audit logs – which you can use to track everything that’s happening in the background of your blog’s operation. Have you ever lost something important?
Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
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?
Prepare Your Website for Geolocation with WordPress
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
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. How does Geolocation Work? How it Works.
2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter
Blue Focus Marketing
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
In order to qualify this year, each #Nifty50 nominee had to work for a technology company such as software, hardware, IT services or telecom. Based in Barrie, Ontario (just north of Toronto), Chris is CTO and co-founder of gShift Labs , a developer of web presence optimization software for midsized companies and agencies. Chris Adams – @chrishadams. in August 2006. Founder of St.
7 Reasons WordPress Rocks for Blogs
The Social Media Incubator
JULY 7, 2011
WordPress.com is provided by WordPress, the Open Source blogging software. Hosting and managing the software is provided when you work with WordPress.com. When using the WordPress.org version of the software, you will need to download and install the free software on your own server or with a 3 rd party website hosting provider. Did you hear about the Blogger shut-down in May that left thousands of businesses without their blogs for several days? That’s not good news; after all, what are bloggers to do without access to their blogs?
7 Ways to Take the Media World by Storm
Convince & Convert
OCTOBER 2, 2013
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! Leverage it.
7 Steps to Creating Million-Dollar Web Apps (And a Big Announcement)
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
A few weeks ago I asked on the ViperChill Facebook page whether people would be interested in a blog post on how I’ve developed various web software and plugins. Before I get into the core details of how you can go about creating your own software success story, I want to quickly highlight some companies that are making a lot of money. For me, it’s a game changer. Heh.).
WordPress Themes 101
AUGUST 15, 2013
Although WordPress began as a tool for bloggers, it has now expanded to include a sophisticated content management system. To get the most out of WordPress, it's important to have a basic understanding of the system and options available to you. Backing up will save you costly time and energy rebuilding functionality and content lost in translation.
Brand Monitoring, Social Analytics, Social Insights
OCTOBER 3, 2010
More customers, buyers, and consumers are creating content everywhere they go. They don’t want to end up being trilobites and have become part of a larger system: Recent acquisitions include Scoutlabs+Lithium(community), Filtrbox+Jive(Community), Techrigy+Alterian(WCM) and others. Social data is overwhelming. Social Analytics Intelligent. Derive meaning what social data means.
The Complete Bloggers’ Guide to Web Hosting
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
In addition, there should be multiple ways to contact the hosting company, such as via email, a ticket system on their website, and via telephone. 3. Easy to Manage. The control panel should allow you to easily install WordPress or the content management system you want with a few clicks. You should spend more on marketing and content. must-know factors. 1.
List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)
OCTOBER 31, 2010
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. Definition: Social Media Management Systems are collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a disparate social media environment. This is not unlike traditional editorial processes used in CMS systems.
Microsoft’s Future in Digital Marketing
Buzz Marketing for Technology
APRIL 3, 2011
So one of the best examples we have is Ferrari.com where they used SharePoint as the presentation layer and content management system. Few people know that SharePoint is one of the largest content management software’s out there, not just inside the enterprise but also outside the enterprise.
Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary
JUNE 30, 2010
This list will constantly evolve — please add other terms in the comments below and I’ll be happy to incorporate them. A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A Application Programing Interface (API) : An API is a documented interface that allows one software application to to interact with another application.
World Class Processes, the War of Ideas and Other Content Strategy Wins
JULY 19, 2013
The media was buzzing about the power of content marketing this week. Between the power of content marketing for talent recruitment and growing attention in the tech realm towards tools for content creators, it’s clear that the discipline continues to be embraced by the brightest minds in business. The Case for Associations Adopting World Class Content Processes.
50 Ways to use Social Media, listed by Objective « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing
MAY 13, 2009
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? Couple your email newsletter content with additional website content on a blog for improved commenting. Try out a short series of audio podcasts or video podcasts as content marketing and see how they draw. Practice delivering quality content on your blogs, such that customers feel educated / equipped / informed. Consider the value of hiring a community manager.
Social Media Monitoring Tools Comparison Guide
OCTOBER 27, 2010
Radian6 Due to its large coverage area, robust analytics and workflow management capabilities, Radian6 is ideal for large companies who need in-depth social media monitoring. Basically, this software can slice and dice your data however you see fit , making it an awesome tool for identifying trends and opportunities. Radian6 dashboard pricing starts at $600 per month.) What Next?
Web Design Or Development: What’s the Difference?
Small Business Mavericks
JUNE 26, 2015
Content Management Systems (CMSs): Some website designers work exclusively with CMSs. Photoshop: If you’re going to work with graphics, and every website designer works with graphics, then you should learn to manipulate those graphics using a photo editing software. Small business owners often confuse website design with website development. While they are similar, they are completely different tasks. Here’s a little discussion on how they are different. What Web Designers Do. Web designers are the beauticians of the Web. What Web Developers Do. Python.
Content Is No Longer King: Curation Is King
SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
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!"
My 9 Favorite Wordpress Social Media Plugins | jasonyormark.com
OCTOBER 6, 2009
It’s by far one of the greatest pieces of software ever built, and to think that it is free is the icing on the cake. These add ons turn what essentially is a blogging platform, into just about any type of site you want from community to content management systems to storefronts. Disqus Comment System – The Disqus plugin transforms your WordPress comments into a true social media friendly experience. What really makes the platform as successful as it is, are the thousands of themes and plugins that the WordPress community contributes. Join Now!
How to Build and Monetize a Mobile-Optimized Blog
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
Plus, a mobile version of a site doesn’t require its own content management system. Check it out by clicking and dragging the corner of your browser on his site to make the content bigger and smaller. You’ll see that all the content shifts and rearranges itself based on the size of your browser. This guest post is by Thomas Samph and Matt Convente of Grovo.com.
Content Curation on Steroids
JULY 29, 2010
In the process, it’s creating some compelling new ways to derive value from content. Content curation is about filtering the stuff that people really need from out of all the noise around it. CIThread scours the Web for relevant content, much like a search engine does. As those decisions are made, the engine analyzes the content to identify patterns. world. Shhhhh!
Out With The Old…Rethinking Outdated Intranet Portal Models Part I – Introduction
NOVEMBER 3, 2009
“Traditional” intranet portals that are simply presentations layers with a back-end content management system just don’t cut it anymore. Instead, organizations want their employees to generate peer-to-peer content using 2.0 second option that we discussed was looking at a lower cost software vendor or an open source solution. Tweet Sean R.
Social Media Strategies for Small Business: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Marketing
MARCH 27, 2009
Rich Brooks President, flyte new media GET WEB MARKETING ARTICLES EMAILED TO YOU MONTHLY WEB MARKETING NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES 2010 How to Claim Your Business on Facebook Places 6 Reasons Your Conversion Rates Are So Low The Visibility Formula: How Web Marketing Builds Your Business How to Build Your Online Social Network Quickly and Ethically 8 Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog Content Strategy for Online Lead Generation 5 Steps to a More Effective Web Site Business Blog FAQ: Blogging Secrets Revealed! Last week we got a small job from someone who found me through Twitter.
Joomla! Surpasses 15 Million Downloads
FEBRUARY 26, 2010
the industry’s leading open source content management system (CMS), has been downloaded more than 15 million times from JoomlaCode. is a free, award-winning PHP-based content management system that enables users to build Web sites and powerful online applications. The platform’s ease-of-use and extensibility has made it the most popular and downloaded open source Web site software in the industry today. He has been a core team member of the Free Software Foundation Europe and the Freedom Task Force for three years. Project. Project.
eLearning & Deliberative Moments: The present and future of Personal Learning Environments (PLE)
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JUNE 27, 2008
Contents Introduction Towards a Definition Driving Forces Developments to Date Barriers Future Potential References Web Links Introduction A definition for the term Personal Learning Environment ( PLE ), remains elusive. The primary purpose of the systems is to organise course content for transmission to enrolled students. eLearning & Deliberative Moments. services. 2002).
Australia Sharepoint Conference June 16/17 2010
MAY 23, 2010
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].
How Do We Get On the First Page of Google? | Spin Sucks
SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
New Community Manager at Arment Dietrich Facebook Privacy Have something to add? Now don’t get me wrong – I don’t know a ton about optimization and SEO – all the little tricks and ratios and content that gives you some of that oomph. By producing original, valuable content that many people reference, visit, engage with, etc. Leave a comment! My $0.02.
$1M Case Study: My CMS & Content Strategy
JANUARY 27, 2010
You are here: ViperChill » Business » $1M Case Study: My CMS & Content Strategy $1M Case Study: My CMS & Content Strategy Written by Glen, this post has 58 Comments It has been a while since I wrote about my million dollar case study. First, I want to talk about my CMS and Content situation. Any little details about the content would be helpful.