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

ProBlogger

Drupal: Sophistication and usability in one package. Robust is one way of describing Drupal. Both the White Houses website and the British governments site, data.gov.uk , utilize Drupal, which provides a sophisticated means for delivering video, text and images in a user-friendly design. The following are the top reasons for using Drupal:. And the Winner Is..

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks

Convince & Convert

Here are 13 data-backed growth hacks we learned at CoSchedule while building our social media marketing plan. think you’ll find they’ll work for your social media marketing, too. With social media, you could share on the different networks and review your clickthrough rates to understand how you’re improving traffic. Drupal. Result?

Favorite Social Media Management Tools for Small Business

Convince & Convert

Although we consult primarily for large and medium-sized businesses here at Convince & Convert, we are often asked online and in speaking engagements about social media management tools for smaller businesses. If you’re thinking about adopting a social media management tool, there are several questions you should be asking yourself and your team before you dive in.

Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

Rewarding badges and points systems on your intranet – social scorecards – could be the turning point for turning your enterprise 2.0 Foursquare becomes Social Work and all the better for it. Now we can see leaderboards and games played out in social spaces, it’s easier to buy into as a concept. Economies of Social Scorecards. The Game of Work. agenda.

Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

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); // Mashable | The Social Media Guide Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Mashable Awards Subscriptions Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky Dynect DNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! Can effective social media drive your business growth?

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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.

How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The social web has opened the communication floodgates. Can’t a strong social media initiative start inside the walls of your website? If you want a scalable solution with plenty of feature options, Drupal is a great open source solution that requires some custom programming. Business Marketing Social MediaThis is a guest post by Michael Silverman.

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The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem

Puzzle Marketer

They hear buzzwords like mobile marketing, SEO, retargeting, inbound marketing, or social media engagement. This means they need a content management system such as WordPress, SharePoint, Joomla, or Drupal. This gap between tools available and execution presents an opportunity for those that understand the entire ecosystem. They say, “Okay, go!” Probably not.

Supercharge Your Sales Funnel Velocity With Content

Convince & Convert

Blogging also gives you exposure on social media sites, which dramatically broadens your audience. Acquia , a SaaS company that helps organizations manage their CMS platforms, consistently offers informative webinars on Drupal, the open-source Web content platform that is the backbone of Acquia’s offering. I don’t mean to get personal here, but do you have a leaky sales funnel?

A Brief History of the Evolution of Social Technology

Social Media Marketing

To truly appreciate social media and the ubiquitous nature of the Internet, the consumer must first remember the wireless networks' distant and humble beginnings. From there it was merely a hop, skip and jump to the fourth generation of cellular wireless (4G) standards that social media and wireless communication users enjoy today. guest post social media

Can’t make #12NTC? Watch the Online Livestream!

SocialFish

LIVESTREAMED SESSIONS -  Picturing Your Data is Better Than 1,000 Numbers: Data Visualization Techniques for Social Change. /  Building and Supporting Drupal Websites: In-House, Outhouse, or Both? - 15 min break – I’ll intro Common Knowledge who will talk about their latest Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmarking Report. Mark Your Calendars Social Learning

Donations as Revenue: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Episode 2 of monetizing online communities looks at donations – an overlooked revenue stream and the social media tools that enable donations online. This does NOT have to be Not For Profits – social networks that have a “community&# feel, can also connect with the goodwill of the members and seek donations as a revenue stream. With traditional media.

Web Lead Tracking Explained: How to Get High Quality Leads with the Internet

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In the same way, a unique phone number can be tied to Microsoft adCenter ads, an email campaign, a specific email blast, a social media landing page, or even a print ad. We normally start recommending this approach when a firm’s media spend exceeds $5000/month. Brad Shorr is Director of Content & Social Media for Straight North, a leading Chicago SEO firm.

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Scribe SEO for Wordpress

Janet Fouts

You can also use Scribe with other types of sites and here are videos for Scribe for Joomla , and Scribe for Drupal too. Tags: Social Media Tips and Tricks Social Media Tools Plugins Seo Wordpress Wordpress SEO I thought I knew quite a bit about search engine optimization until I found this nifty new tool called Scribe. Even though I optimize sites for search engines as part of my daily duties, it can be tedious and there is always more to learn. Unless you do this for a living it’s probably not the central part of your day now is it?

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources

Aggregage

Social filtering? Social distribution strategy?  What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing. The New Curators: Weaving Stories from the Social Web. Drupal. Nsyght – social search. Leverages social signals to indicate quality content. Ping.fm – ping multiple social networks. Used to produce sites like Social Media Informer.

5 Things You Can’t Blog Successfully Without

Writtent Blog

Open source  content management systems like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are good options. Offering Do you have active profiles on  social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+? Blog successfully and you cam smile all the way to the bank. Bloggers like Michael Arrington rake in up to  $800,000 per month ! But it’s not quite that simple. Important questions to ask.

Nurture Your Pinterest Audience With These Fabulous Tools

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Nurture Your Pinterest Audience With These Fabulous Tools. It's official, Pinterest is mainstream social network and one that virtually every blogger and business should be exploring. When talking about half-life of a social media post, we're referring to the expected lifetime engagement of an average post, and at what point it's already achieved half of that.

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Why Livefyre Is The Best Blog Comment System Evah

Waxing UnLyrical

In a nutshell, what Livefyre does is integrate the two social networks most of us use (and when I say “us,&# I mean people like you and me, who are online quite a bit) into its platform. Livefyre also has plans to shortly (most likely by the end of March) introduce integration with Drupal, Typepad and Blogger (it already supports WordPress, Joomla and open web install). Voilà.

3 Ways Your Experience Can Help You Sell Your Services

Convince & Convert

Set up a website or a blog, pour all your years of experience into a nice content guide, and start promoting it on social media and other marketing channels. He has experience with WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, the three  most popular CMSs of the web, which makes him a subject expert on the topic. He Experience is a wonderful thing; you gain it in happy as well as sad times.

Is Your Website Prepared For Mobile Traffic?

Small Business Mavericks

David Moth has published an interesting infographic on Econsultancy related to mobile statistics for 2011 (a good example of How Infographics Can Help Improve Your Social Media Appeal ). If you have a blog and use WordPress or Drupal for example, install plugins or modules that will make your blog easily accessible from mobile devices. One of the biggest changes in Internet use over the last two years has been the traffic coming from mobile users. It was interesting to read statistics this week related to the income of Microsoft and Apple over the past 12 months.

Noel, Luck of Seven and Episode 20

The Marketing Blog

Home About In the Media SmallBizPod – Episode 56 Asian Entrepreneurship News from Other Blogs October 18, 2007.6:51 am Noel, Luck of Seven and Episode 20 Jump to Comments C.C. Chapman’s latest podcast episode at Managing The Gray features friend, Drupaller & co-worker Noel. write about Social Media and how it is being used as a conversational channel by individuals and organizations. Noel talks about his project Luck of Seven and in particular answers seven questions in the podcast. Listen to the episode right away by clicking here. Theme: Pressrow

Xtees.com - A Unique t-shirt selling hub

The Marketing Blog

Home About In the Media Services & Tools for Bloggers OSSCamp Summer Edition June 18, 2008.3:22 am Xtees.com – A Unique t-shirt selling hub Jump to Comments Last week was quite interesting as I spent most of my time fiddling around with testing and installation of Drupal on local network. write about Social Media and how it is being used as a conversational channel by individuals and organizations. would give an overview of it in the near future. But as Sam told me there’s a subtle difference in what xtees.com is and in what it is trying to achieve!

How Distributed Content Can Help Control Social Messaging

Waxing UnLyrical

Yet with social media platforms, oftentimes messaging is controlled by the user. Distributed content is an effective way to have more control over your social messaging. It’s kind of like the social media version of the “telephone” game: the recipient gets a clearer message fewer iterations from the sender. Guest Post by Jim Dougherty.

Sizing Up the Social Media Software Market « Social Media Musings by Tom Humbarger

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Home About Tom Humbarger Social Media Consulting Social Media Links My Recommendations Social Media for Restaurants Social Media Musings by Tom Humbarger Entries RSS | Comments RSS Subscribe to Musings by Tom Humbarger by Email Twitter Feed Bought some Cebu mugs to take back to LA. (@ Starbucks I2) [link] 1 hour ago Trying the jambalaya. (@ Ilaputi) [link] 2 days ago Who Killed Big Corp Innovation? One of the projects was to create an estimate on the size of the social media software market. million potential customers.

HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers

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70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

Kikolani

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. This is also a great place to find social networks by niche including business, design, entertainment, health, music, photo, tech, and travel. One question I get asked often is how to start a blog.

Use Forums to Boost Your Blog’s Value

ProBlogger

And we use social media channels to get the word out and go viral. If you have a large content library powered by Drupal , you have options. Dooce’s Q&A section was built in Drupal. Among the most popular of the modules available for Drupal websites is the Advanced Forum module. This guest post is by Michael Silverman of  Duo Consulting. It worked for Dooce.

Presenters Failing the Social Media Communications Test | stuart henshall

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Stuart Henshall futurist + strategist + innovator … making "sense" actionable Blog About This Blog Old MT Blog About Profile Mosoci Phweet Writing Strategic Foresight Networks, Knowledge & Media Market Research Mobility Skype & VoIP My Daily Tweets Networks Twitter Facebook Linked In Del.icio.us Presenters generally came unprepared for a social media world.

Marketing Marvels – Build Remarkable Content Marketing Hubs with Uberflip

Convince & Convert

Welcome to episode number 2, dos, of Marketing Marvels, the show from Convince & Convert Media where I help you discover new marketing technology to improve what you’re doing in your business. You’ve got video content, you’ve got social media content that’s being pulled in here, you’ve got even SlideShare being pulled in as well. Hana: Exactly.

Dear Blog Comment Spammer: I Think Your Comment Spam Tool is Broken

Bill Hartzer

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Cranberry Launches PeoplePond.com Search Engine Optimization for People Service

Bill Hartzer

PeoplePond allows you to create an online profile complete with an “About Me&# biography–it will then link to your social media content. Using your PeoplePond profile, you can then promote your verified identity and authenticated ownership of your social media content. Drupal plugin is expected soon. Tasha Bourgeois. Peter Joles. Carlos Urreta.

Is Shared or Dedicated Hosting Best for You?

ProBlogger

While this makes it easy to set up a basic WordPress or Drupal blog, the options are often limited to whatever the host decides to support and, often, more extensive customization is not available. is a recent college graduate who blogs at [link] and enjoys all things social media and Apple-related. This guest post is by Jesse of Professional Intern. Shared hosting. Jesse L.

8 Best Practices for Collaborative Blog Groups

Kikolani

In the last few months, I have had the privilege of becoming a regular contributor on several multi-author blogs such as Search Engine Journal , Famous Bloggers , Social Media Examiner , Search Engine Watch , and Stay on Search. Therefore, one of the most important way a multi-author blog group could be used is to encourage all contributors to help push posts on social media. One way to make it simpler is to make sure that you have social bookmarking buttons on each post, such as the TweetMeme and Facebook share or like buttons, Sociable plugin , etc. link].

Blog Comment Spammer Leaves Comment. Forgets to Spin the Content.

Bill Hartzer

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WordPress Plugins that Make Your Blog Comments Social

ProBlogger

Are you worried that you are loosing social proof about the validity of your posts to the social media conversation, rather than as direct comment on your site? There is a way to get the best of both worlds and aggregate comments and social media responses on your site. People are building social media presences, and part of that is sharing great blog content and their opinions on those posts.  It’s more public and gives better results to share on Twitter or Facebook than it is leave a comment. Make your comments social. The problem.

30 Tips To Be a Digital Storyteller

Ari Herzog

Forget about Blogger, Drupal, etc. 3. Blogs without comment choice = not social media. Distribute your new posts to social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Enable social icons. Everyone wants to be a blogger. After eight years at it, I know something about digital storytelling. Choose a name for your blog. Buy a domain. Create a logo.

Stop Writing for Free and Launch Your Own Profitable Blog

ProBlogger

You feel pretty successful in terms of exposure, but large media companies are not knocking down your door to hire you. However, if you decide to use a content management system (CMS) that requires you to pay for third party hosting – WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla are good examples – you’ll want to make sure you monitor your costs closely. Sound familiar? Not quite.

The State of the Blog Sales Market: Interview with Andrew Knibbe of Flippa

ProBlogger

Buying assets: content, lists, social media and more. As well as content, I know there’s some other assets that bloggers see themselves as having: one would be social media accounts, and the other would be lists—email lists. The social media footprint is an interesting one, too. Andrew Knibbe of Flippa. yes, Blogger blogs do sell! For full details, read on.

Old-Fashioned Organic SEO Wins the Day After Google Penguin Update

Bare Feet Studios

Drupal). SMCHI-Setting Up Google Analytics WordPress Developed for our Social Media Club chapter by Rob Bertolf. SMCHI-Setting Up Webmaster Tools Developed for our Social Media Club chapter by Rob Bertolf. The latest Google search algorithm update (nicknamed Penguin) has moved strongly towards the long held principles of “organic seo.” Keep reading!

24 Things I Do When Launching a New Blog

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » 24 Things I Do When Launching a New Blog 24 Things I Do When Launching a New Blog Written by Glen, this post has 108 Comments Launching a new blog is very daunting for some whilst very exciting for others. Not only that, but you can easily setup email subscriptions and insert social bookmarking links directly into your feed.