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Twitter Eases Process of Embedding Timelines

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Senior product manager Mollie Vandor  used a blog post  to reveal three ways for publishers to generate an unlimited number of timelines: factory functions , Twitter’s new oEmbed application-programming interface  and via publish.twitter.com. Vandor also said publishers no longer need to create and save widgets to their accounts.

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.

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources

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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. Widget output?

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? Cost and ease of use are certainly factors, but one of the important reasons is its extensibility through plugins. How did WordPress win?

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

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After interviewing nearly 40 experts and working with Charlene Li and a bit of help from myself, she’s found six distinct use cases (see compass below) on how companies are measuring using these new toolsets. Why are social analytics so important? This is a new medium, and proof over re allocation of investment is key. The more you share it, the easier it is for us to produce more. Wowza!

WordPress Themes 101

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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. Widgets, Plugins and Skins, Oh My! Related posts: Mobile Project Management Tools and Tactics. Free Themes.

How to Optimize Your Blog for SEO: 5 Steps

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Fortunately, publishing fresh content regularly is one of the best ways to build positive SEO for your business. If you’ve failed the speed test, optimize your blog by removing any extraneous widgets that could be slowing you down. In most content management systems (CMS), like WordPress, Blogger and HubSpot, your H1 tags double as your URL. One tag is sufficient!

10 Compelling Calls to Action to Brighten Your Blog

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However, this button is only one type of call to action that can be included with your content. Simply invite your readers to keep the conversation going by leaving a comment, or checking out some of your other content assets. Some brands are trending towards larger and more-detailed advertisements for their content offers to share at the bottom of blog posts. While Check.

List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

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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.

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

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Yet don’t discount other systems, as when you look closely, Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL are also social networks, and will continue to innovate as well as aggregate. Social Media Management Systems. This recent entrant spurred out of the need for individuals to manage their multiple disparate identities and information from a variety of social networks.

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Blogging Metrics: How to Find and Apply Actionable Intelligence

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If the purpose of your content strategy is profit, customer acquisition or even brand awareness, it’s critical to apply regular analysis and take immediate action. As Jay Baer points out , “without a statistical measure of your blogging process, adding content…can be an incredibly lonely proposition.” Do blogging metrics really matter? Yes, they absolutely do. Website Visitors.

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

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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. Importing Your Content. WordPress.org has a Importing Content guide that includes information on how to import content from almost 50 different sources (or, in some cases, if it is even possible).

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

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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 a Lijit Wijit or other aggregator widget.

Brand Monitoring, Social Analytics, Social Insights

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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.

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

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Managing these multiple login systems from all these social networks is cumbersome due to changing APIs, protocols. More accurate contextual information as first time users information can be used to match relevant content, media, products, and even advertisements. Single Sign On systems don’t go away they simple aggregate this new level of data. Expect more now.

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

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Atom also provides a standard way to export an entire blog, or parts of it, for backup or for importing into other blogging systems. “Blog&# can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. Box.net : Box.net enables users to organize and view all of their content online in a familiar file and folder structure. But never fear! site (e.g. Nice work.