Wed.Jun 08, 2011

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Do you syndicate your blog?

Janet Fouts

Recently the topic of syndicating content came up in conversation. You see, lots of bloggers have their blog posts syndicated on other sites that aggregate content, and sometimes we write posts specific to a site just to get our names in front of more readers who frequent that particular web site. It’s like guest blogging, but more focused. Really it boils down to three things.

How to Build the Ultimate Online Newsroom

Webbiquity SMM

by TomPick and guest blogger Maria Verven. Almost every PR pro over a certain age remembers press kits–actual physical folders stuffed with a company’s recent press releases, management bios,  a corporate fact sheet, a few case studies, and maybe an article reprint or two. They were bulky, killed lots of trees, and of course weren’t searchable.

As Netflix Grows, Illegal File Sharing Stays Strong


According to some estimates, Netflix Watch Instantly video streaming accounts for as much as 30 percent of total Internet traffic at peak hours of any given day. Even at 22 percent, Netflix’s traffic is more than any other single source, but number two on the list is BitTorrent at 21 percent, a strong indication that illegal file sharing is not going away anytime soon. Here are four others: 1.

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Social Media and Music In the 70s

Spin Sucks

My friend Rusty Speidel wants to be a rock star when he grows up. real rock star. Not of Internet fame, but of Jimi Hendrix fame. Because of that, he’s totally plugged in (no pun intended) to the music industry. And he sends me trend emails all the time…mostly to see what kind of connection I’ll make between the music industry and social media, based on that one email. from there.

Social Media Automation 101

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Inbound Marketing versus Outbound Marketing: a Pointless Debate


Since several years marketers are debating the evolution of marketing from the inbound marketing versus “outbound&# perspective. Inbound marketing is defined as all forms of (mostly digital) marketing whereby people “find” your company/products/services and that includes tactics and channels such as social media marketing, SEO, SEA, blog marketing and content marketing. Outbound marketing is basically [.]. Blog Connected marketing customer-centricity HubSpot inbound marketing outbound marketing

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How To Optimize Your White Papers For Google | PWB Marketing Blog

PWB Marketing Blog

The Age of Digital Enamorment

Direct Marketing Observations

I wasn’t the best history student but I do know that we’ve  had these periods in our history where there were just huge shifts and advancements in the way things were done. We We had The Stone Age, The Bronze age, etc. Kind of an ongoing and consistent theme even up to now don’t you think? But you know what though? They all ended. Everyone moved on, everyone advanced.

CustomScoop Offers Free Media Monitoring for 100 Disaster Relief Orgs

Waxing UnLyrical

One of the best things. about being connected to other people in social media is when you get the chance to help them out. And when you get the chance to help them help other people, there is really nothing like it. So I’m very glad to help my friends at CustomScoop (I’m a former, not current client) spread the word about something very, very good they are doing. There is no catch here.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Even Al Qaeda Using Online Video Marketing

Small Business Mavericks

This story of Al Qaeda No. Ayman al-Zawahri delivering a eulogy for Osama bin Laden caught my attention. The reason this story caught my eye is because I realized that Al Qaeda, like any other organization, has a story to tell. It may not be a good story. It may not be a story most of us want to hear. But it’s a story. And when a simple video draws media attention as a mere mention, then you know they’re onto something. This is video marketing at its purest. didn’t see the video. I don’t really need to. No. 1, they did something. That’s news. That means.

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Twitter is Just The Launch Partner. Will There Be "One More Thing" for iOS 5?

Stay N' Alive

The blogosphere is abuzz about Apple's announcement that iOS 5 will come bundled with built-in Twitter support. admit I scratched my head that Apple chose Twitter over Facebook. Twitter, having only about 30-40 million active users , vs. Facebook, with near 600 million active users, seemed like the least likely choice for a service Apple's customers would use (which one would your mom use?). Some are blaming Facebook's reluctance to sign to Apple's Terms on Ping. Maybe that's it, but I don't think Twitter's inclusion is the full story. Apple did not build this. btw, this is my 1,000th post).

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Maker’s Mark Hires Jimmy Fallon and #FAILS

Spin Sucks

An entrepreneurial attorney with an MBA, Adam Zuckerman is a  blogger and people connector inspired by the intersections of business, law, media, technology, and all things outdoors. You may have noticed that Maker’s Mark has tapped actor, comedian, and television personality Jimmy Fallon to narrate it’s most recent TV commercial, “It isn’t about hype.”. Yet, I do take issue with the script.  .

Feeling attacked on all sides?

The Way of the Web

Since leaving employement to start my own businesses, I’ve had to come to terms with a constant worry which I wanted to share in case the way I’ve changed my outlook can help someone else. The worry : Basically, I’m working on busineses in three areas. There’s freelance marketing, web design and development, and lastly a small media network as a side project/spare time project. Although it might seem like I’m juggling too many disparate ideas, there’s actually a lot of overlap between all three, so it seems to be working pretty well. And that’s fun!

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

How 12 Internet Giants Got Their Names

Engaging Brand

In the world of technology, there are a number high flyers that nearly everyone has heard of. Google, Yahoo, Hotmail and Motorola are just some of the biggest. The question that many people ask themselves is how did these top brands come up with their names? If you are looking to start your own business then you may be struggling with a name that will be memorable. Below you will find out how the top 12 Internet giants got their names. 1. Google. Originally named ‘Googol’ this well known search engine was created by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Microsoft. Yahoo. Sun Microsystems. Xerox. Oracle.

May The Taskforce Be With You


A few weeks ago a friend of mine saw me pull up my Gmail account. “550 emails?&#. smiled proudly. “Yeah, I just cleaned it out!&#. I’m fairly certain that melted her mind. know for a fact I’m not the worst offender out there. Some of you are the hoarders of email. Squirreling away your emails like there’s a famine coming. An email famine. Or something. Just go with it.

Engadget to Change Name to AOL Tech Guru?

Bill Hartzer

Is AOL about to change the popular tech site Engadget into the AOL Tech Guru? AOL does not normally purchase a whole heck of a lot of domain names on a regular basis. In fact, from what I can tell, it’s been a while since AOL has purchased any new domain names. And there is an outside chance that Engadget would be the most likely target of this rebranding.

The Social Reflection Theory

Josh S Peters

On the  New Mix Marketing blog I posted about an idea that I’ve had rattling around in my head for quite a while now. Something that I have been seeing indicators of more and more is how social media plays into more than just the popularity of your business, but it’s future. It’s not a solid statement of that, but an indicator none the less. Thanks for reading, Josh S Peters.

Social Media Marketing GPS

7 Ways to Make Testimonials Work Harder for You


This post was written by the Web Marketing Ninja—a professional online marketer for a major web brand, who’s sharing his tips undercover here at ProBlogger. Curious? So are we! While some of us are true trailblazers, the rest of us a’re happy to walk a path previously traveled. Yes, our individual journeys will be unique, but the tracks were already there—we just chose our own route.

Social media in action

Jeff Esposito

This is post is part of the Institutionalizing Social Media series. To see previous installments or to learn more about the series, click here. What do piles of sand, rocks and mortar have in common with your social media plan? For starters, they are all ingredients in constructing a strong foundation, but that is just part of the equation. Without Without an action they are just stuff. Don’t worry I won’t bore you with the nuances of mixing concrete. So how do you start putting your plan into action? nd determine your starting point. Remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Caption Contest: Win the ProBlogger Library of eBooks!


Okay, time for a little light-hearted fun. Caption Contest! This morning on Twitter (follow me @Problogger ) we were sharing our most embarrassing moments as bloggers and I shared the above picture which appeared in newspapers across Australia. But the photo became the focus of the piece, and generated quite a few laughs. Enter up to five times to increase your chances of winning!

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Ideal Customer Persona – made with Social Data

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Some advertising agencies charge you hundreds of thousands of dollars to create what they call the “ideal customer persona”. discussed how you can do this for FREE with Facebook in a prior post called Generating a Buyer Persona with Facebook Advertising but unfortunately you do get what you pay for. What if there was a way to build the ideal customer persona by using social data?

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Traffic: Stop Thinking in Numbers, Start Thinking in Words


Recently I’ve been writing down the frequently asked questions from my SEO clients. Here’s a few you may recognize: How much traffic do I need to make $10,000 a month in revenue? How do I get people to click like on my Facebook page? Why is no one following me on Twitter? Are the only people online successful because they are famous? How many links do I need to hit page one on Google? These questions are asked on nearly every incoming call. Sure, the keywords and markets are different, but it’s my job to manage the clients’ expectations and to give them the facts.

theadventuresofadgirl: The Twitter Infographic via mediabistro

The New Strategist

theadventuresofadgirl : The Twitter Infographic via mediabistro

Carton of the day

Jeff Esposito

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