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Your 16-Point Content Publishing Checklist

Convince & Convert

The same goes for publishing content. With so many moving parts that take place even before you press “Publish,” a checklist can seriously come in handy. ” Maybe it’s as simple as read and learn, or leave a comment, or maybe you have an action you want them to take, like download a free guide or register for a webinar. I love checklists. Then test it!

Download Welcome to the Fifth Estate

Geoff Livingston

It almost been two years since my second book Welcome to the Fifth Estate was published. Because of the compensation issues , time since publishing, and frankly, the plethora of social media and online marketing books out there, it’s time to give it to you for free! Welcome to the Fifth Estate by Geoff Livingston. And per the issues link, please forgive any typos. Enjoy!

7 Conversion Rate Optimization Tips for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Paras has been doing some interesting work with A/B testing and conversion rate optimization so I thought it would be good to get some tips for publishers from him. For readers who aren’t familiar with the terminology, CRO consists of moving around and changing different elements on a website to increase conversion rate (signups, downloads, engagement, sales, etc.). – Adam.

Flickr adds Downloadable Video Sharing

The Way of the Web

Flickr has now made it possible to allow you to share videos in the same way as you can allow people to download your photos. And it also allows friends and family to potentially download and save videos which are important to them – meaning that your backup archive doesn’t just have to be on your own computer. But it’s actually quite interesting.

How to Consistently Publish Great Content While On The Go


Since publishing content and interacting with my audience is a huge component of my business, those were the apps I downloaded first. want to show you which smartphone apps I love and recommend, and exactly how I use them to stay productive and publish content consistently while I’m on the road. The best smartphone apps to track and publish content consistently. 1.

PB128: How to Launch a Podcast and Get Your First Million Downloads


Her Slow Your Home podcast just went past the one million download mark already so she’s had some real success! Actually listen to it again yesterday because as much as I just published that I had a day yesterday where I suffered with it and had to go and rev myself up by listening to my podcast. obviously still publish two blog posts a week when I publish episodes of the podcast.

Why Bloggers Should Self-Publish


By James Altucher of I’ve published seven books in the past seven years, five with traditional publishers (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins), and the last two I’ve self-published. In this post I give the specific details of all of my sales numbers and advances with the traditional publishers. Image copyright photogl - The rest of this article is really three discussions: Why self-publish, rather than use a traditional publisher? Why bloggers should self-publish. How to go about self-publishing.

WordPress 3.8.2 now available to download and install

The Way of the Web

The latest version of WordPress is now available to download and install. Privilege escalation: prevent contributors from publishing posts. now available to download and install appeared first on TheWayoftheWeb. It’s an important security release which solves some important security issues, along with fixing a number of bugs. The security list is: Potential authentication cookie forgery. CVE-2014-0166. CVE-2014-0165. Hardening) Pass along additional information when processing pingbacks to help hosts identify potentially abusive requests. The post WordPress 3.8.2

500 Top-Tier Publishers Tell You What They Want from Content Marketers


The bad news: The boom in content marketing has resulted in a veritable avalanche of email for publishers. In fact, some top-tier publishers receive over 300 pitches a day – more than 3x the email volume of the average worker. That’s why BuzzStream and Fractl collaborated to survey more than 500 publishers to find out how to break through the noise and improve your content promotion.

How to Publish Your Blog on Amazon Kindle


Have you published your blog on Kindle? We’re not talking about publishing ebooks or PDFs, but your dynamic and regularly updated blog. Kindle publishing for blogs has already opened the doors to myriad opportunities for many businesses that have a blog. So, by publishing on Kindle you’ll pull in people who might never hear about your business otherwise. Feedback.

5 Media Relations Strategies that Help Get Your Brand Story Published

Proactive Report

While this is not good news for the media, it has opened many new opportunities for businesses and organizations: brands can become a content resource for the media (earned media), publish their own news, (owned media/brand journalism) and buy space for branded content on news and social sites (paid media). Brand journalism – think like a publisher and write your own stories.

Repurpose Content with These Six Tools

Spin Sucks

At the end of the year, we’ll combine all 12 #ThrowbackThursday posts into one downloadable “career tips from the pros” eBook for section members. Take Advantage of LinkedIn Publishing . Just make sure the altered content aligns with the platform you’re publishing on (e.g., By Stephanie Vermillion. often wonder if Hermione Granger knew how good she had it. Say what?

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40 Cool Things to Do With Your Posts *After* You Hit Publish


” Your role as a blogger doesn’t end as soon as you hit Publish. To get anything out of your blog post, you’ve got to put in extra effort, even after you’ve hit Publish. You could combine pillar posts with additional content to create free, downloadable ebooks that you can promote through your site, or sell on Amazon. Why not contact a publisher about creating a gift book? Look for print magazines that accept “reprints”—these are articles that have been previously published, and can include blog posts. make you some money!

Is Publishing a Kick-ass eBook for Kindle One of Your Goals for 2012?

Debbie Weil

Beta Author Boost is a unique writing workshop that enables up-and-coming business authors to write and publish a short, kick-ass eBook for Amazon Kindle in 8 weeks. The cool thing about publishing a book for Amazon Kindle is that you can think of yourself as a beta author. We're betting it is. The first Beta Author Boost sold out in less than 12 hours. We are having a blast.

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Stop. Don’t post that post! 7 questions to ask before you hit publish


You’ve downloaded a cool image and even managed to code it into WordPress. questions to ask before you hit publish. This is a guest contribution by  Kate Toon , an award-winning SEO and advertising copywriter. You have a blog post. Who cares whether you wrote it yourself or paid someone to create it? It’s the right length. You’ve shoe-horned your chosen keyword phrase ‘Pink llama-wool pyjamas’ into it five times. It’s time to press upload, right?  Wrong. Before you do anything, stop and ask yourself these seven critical questions. Does your blog post target your audience?

20% Of Apps Are Opened Only Once

The Realtime Report

So your brand has created a useful, engaging app for consumers, and seen a significant number of downloads. It’s good news for app publishers, but there’s still a long way to go. Does your brand have a dedicated app?  Do you think most users are engaging with it more than once after downloading? social networking and weather apps have the highest retention rate.

18 WordPress Social Media Plugins to Live By

Sprout Social

Note: It’s always smart to back up your WordPress site and download each plugin at your own risk. Whether you have other teams or external contributors, Public Post Preview is an easy link plugin to increase your security and share a link to a post before it’s published without worrying about another user publishing early. PublishingClick to Tweet. PopUps.

Lessons Learned with Amazon, iBooks and Lulu

Geoff Livingston

We both recommend APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur , but there were several proverbial “devils in the details” missing from the text. In publishing this post we hope to help folks avoid these same issues. The current version of the book is published on CreateSpace , Amazon’s independent publishing service. Good news! CreateSpace versus Lulu.

How to Improve Your Content Promotion in 10 Words (or Less)

Convince & Convert

But the second, and no less important, step is honing your outreach practices in order to earn placements with the publishers you’re targeting. BuzzStream and Fractl collaborated to survey more than 500 publishers for a two-part study to learn how to engage publishers more effectively, and the answer to improving your pitch open rates is this: 10 meaningful words.

3 Questions to Ask Before You Publish Your Next Blog Post


So before you hit Publish on your next blog post, here are some questions you can ask yourself to increase the chances of getting your message across. Download his free ebook on How To Create Your First Product Online and visit his blog at to learn more about him. Questions to Ask Before You Publish Your Next Blog Post. “Warning: this post may cause dizziness.&#. This is not a warning you want to put at the top of a blog post. But guess what? Many should. Because some blog posts leave visitors feeling dizzy and confused. What is it exactly?

Attention Beta Authors: Get a Professional “Boost” to Publish a Kick-ass Kindle eBook in 8 Weeks

Debbie Weil

The cool thing about publishing a book for Amazon Kindle is that you can think of yourself as a Beta Author. It's easy to take the plunge and commit to publishing a digital book, knowing you can update your book later. And with the new $79 Kindle in every pocket and purse, a short book can be downloaded and read on almost every device, from smartphones to iPads.

Attention Beta Authors: Get a Professional “Boost” to Publish a Kick-ass Kindle eBook in 8 Weeks

Debbie Weil

The cool thing about publishing a book for Amazon Kindle is that you can think of yourself as a Beta Author. It’s easy to take the plunge and commit to publishing a digital book, knowing you can update your book later. And with the new $79 Kindle in every pocket and purse, a short book can be downloaded and read on almost every device, from smartphones to iPads.

4 Things You Need to Know Before You Pitch

Convince & Convert

BuzzStream and Fractl have collaborated to figure out the most important aspects of publisher personas and pinpoint the four aspects you need to research before you pitch: Education. In this excerpt from their Guide to Publisher Personas , we detail how to investigate and apply these four essential publisher traits, and provide an example from the research. Work History. Video.

Behind Time and Again

Geoff Livingston

My friend Brian Meeks released his newest novel Time and Again yesterday, a self published mystery. It’s been pretty cool reading Brian’s blog, wathcing his drafting process, and chatting about publishing books. Before we ask about the business of publishing, why will my readers like Time and Again? GL: What’s it like to independently publish your books?

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5 Reasons Snackable Content is (Still) Awesome

Visually SM

Moreover, these content building blocks are valuable because they include information your audience actually cares about, are branded with calls to action, transfer across multiple social channels, and are published on a regular basis–meaning your audience comes to expect them and actively consumes them. The ability to easily tweak content for appropriate platforms. Puh-lease.

Open Source Web Management and Design Tools


There are several useful free and open source applications available for download that allow you to do everything from designing the graphics for your site to editing blog posts. eZ Publish – PHP/SQL. The Web itself is free and open, and there is no reason why publishing on the web needs to be closed and expensive. – HTML Editors. Notepad++ – For Windows.

You Can't Pay Me To Do That

Twist Image

I'll download it, find some time and peruse the book." " Then, I clicked on the link to download it and was suddenly told that I have to tweet about the book before being able to download it. Because I got a free book and because it blew mind (let's face it, if anyone is going to publish a book, let's make sure it blows our minds), I'll do anything for the author. publishing. At what price integrity? There was book on the future of advertising (or media. or something) that was being offered for free. The tweet made me feel uncomfortable. who cares?

Joomla! Surpasses 15 Million Downloads

Bill Hartzer

the industry’s leading open source content management system (CMS), has been downloaded more than 15 million times from JoomlaCode. reached 15 million downloads,&# said Elin Waring, President of Open Source Maters, part of the Joomla! reached 10 million downloads, so to hit the 15 million mark is quite an achievement and shows an accelerated download pace over the past 8 months. The application has been averaging 20,000 downloads a day for the past 250 days.&#. Other notable JoomlaCode downloads surrounding the Joomla! million downloads), Joomla!

Free Summer School For Marketers

Twist Image

At the same time, I was already publishing a couple of music magazines that were becoming successful. As I ventured down the road of burnout by trying to be both a publisher and a full time college student, I had a heart-to-heart conversation with my parents. In a very non-traditional fashion, my mother said, "If the magazines don''t work out you always go back to school, but if you stay in school and stop publishing those magazines, you will never know what could have been." custom publishing. publishing. Spoiler alert: I dropped out of university.

Ceefax and the end of a technology era

The Way of the Web

Assembled from volunteers either already working in the media or hoping to break into it, the DM online magazine was produced entirely online via a private forum, and was available as a PDF download which managed to reach tens of thousands of people each issue. Content Marketing Digital Publishing Magazine Publishing Print Publishing ceefax digital magazines digital only disposable media

REPORT: As Facebook’s Algorithm Changes, How Brands Use the Network

Simply Measured

The 2016 State of Social Marketing Download. This change will mean less prominent exposure for brands and publishers sharing content on the network, and will require an increased focus on optimizing tactics, leveraging paid opportunities, and creating content that users will want to share with friends and family. Download the Full Report. Billion Monthly Active Users.

The Resurrection Of Podcasting

Twist Image

This past week, I published episode #321 of my weekly audio podcast ( Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast ). The social media by-product is that I freely publish the conversation (unedited) for all to hear, share, comment and connect with. Some will blame the fact that it's called "podcasting," while others will claim that it's still not intuitive or easy to find and download the content. publishing. Does anyone listen to podcasts anymore? Does anyone even care? consider the podcast my guilty pleasure. It hasn't happened. didn't. With over 1.6

Show - 350 How to Promote your Book

Engaging Brand

To subscribe or listen for  free , you don't need to download anything and all explained at the end of the post. Is it easier or harder to promote with social media - many tools to promote or self publish but easier means more authors? Should you write for a publisher or the end consumer. Show 350 of  The Engaging Brand leadership and marketing podcast  is ready  just for  you.

The Future Of Display Advertising (It's Bigger Than You Think)

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For every person that claims to hate display advertising and for the millions of ad-blocking software downloads that happen annually, there's still a major and brisk business being done in the selling and placement of banner ads. It's not only the golden question when it comes to advertising, but something that both brands and publishers continue to grapple with. publishers.

Our Relationship to Technology is Changing; Don’t Get Left Behind

Convince & Convert

Shel Israel , co-author of the new book Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss his alternative routes to publishing, how software is becoming more important than hardware, and the potential packed within our many technology outlets whose progress is hurdling forward every day. Shel Israel, author @shelisrael.

Cloud Computing And The Streaming Of Everything Will Change Media Forever

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The biggest change is going to be that you won't have to really download anything, as all content will not only live in the cloud, but will be accessible to you on-demand. Now, push this even further and imagine that your content is not just the things you have downloaded to date, but it now becomes anything and everything that can be sold via iTunes (and beyond). This is the true promise of streaming and it's the type of technology and media delivery mechanism that should get the traditional broadcasters and publishers either extremely nervous or amazingly innovative.

Maybe Nobody Knows Nothing

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How many consumers do you think fully understand the process of downloading, using and managing their apps? According to a MediaPost news item published today titled, Study: Consumers Don't Fully Understand Social Media, Search , consumers may not be as great at this stuff as you might think. Maybe, it's actually a small fraction of people (like you and I) who truly understand what they're doing, how what they publish makes them a media channel and just how empowered the individual now is? publishing. Is it bad? More than one-third of U.S. Playing to the one percent.