Thu.Mar 29, 2012

Trending Sources

Seven Principles to Building an Online Reputation

Spin Sucks

Today I’m speaking at re:think in Oslo, Norway (more on the city later). The conference organizer, Arnt Eriksen , asked me to consider speaking on something that is near and dear to my heart, but a topic I hadn’t yet created a presentation around. The topic? Principles of Building an Online Reputation. Therefore I give you the seven principles to building an online reputation.

Solving The Mystery Of My Highest Blog Traffic Day Yet

Jason Yormark

Yesterday was the day. Yesterday was the day I broke my long standing one day traffic record on my blog. And I can honestly say, I have no idea why.  I continue to dig into the numbers, but I only have a few ideas of what may have caused the spike.  At the very least, it’s an interesting look into the steps I take when I typically post to my blog, and I thought it would be a useful post to share. However the next morning, I woke up to find that my post was picked up by Mary Jo Foley, a prominent Microsoft blogger on ZDNet, and my traffic spiked big time. Until yesterday. Currently 219.

The Realities of Successful Entrepreneurs

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest post is written by Mark Harai. often read articles about the bliss, excitement, and glory of being an entrepreneur. Don’t get me wrong, these are certainly part of the overall journey, but typically just the icing on the cake. Everything in between the start of the climb to the icing at the top define you as a person and shape your entrepreneurial career. They create them.

How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education

SocialFish

This is an oldie but a goodie – from June 2011. By the Education Database Online. would love to see how these numbers have grown in the last almost-year. Click on the infographic to enlarge. Via: OnlineEducation.net. Social Learning

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

More Trending

Identify the Right People to Manage Your Social Media Initiatives

Social Media Strategery

A version of this post originally appeared on this blog last year. I'm re-posting it with a few minor modifications because I'm giving a presentation based on this content next Tuesday at 10:15am EST at PRSA's Digital Impact Conference. If you'll also be attending, let's get together. Who leads your organization's social media initiatives? It might be Kim over in HR.

Where Do Ideas Come From?

Twist Image

"I keep having my ideas ripped off!" " I grew up being friends with a very successful individual. The problem was that this individual could have been much more successful (especially if you asked them). If you sat down with this individual and asked them why they thought they weren't as successful as they had imagined, it would all boil down to one thing: "people keep stealing my ideas." " Sure there are patents and trademarks and other things to help protect that which is proprietary, but is an idea and/or a concept the same thing? Ideas come from the zeitgeist.

7 Reasons Why No One is Sharing Your Blog Content

Engaging Brand

In today’s connected world, it’s important that your content is shared with others through building links. Your reach spreads as your content is shared. That translates into more visitors to your blog, as well as a likely increase in purchases. How to get links is a frequently asked question. If you notice that no one is sharing your content, that’s something you want to change. Here are some reasons that no one is sharing your blog and improve traffic to your site 1. Unfocused Content People like to share content that is useful, interesting, entertaining and timely. Post on a regular schedule.

Sites 34

Digital Britain by Dare

Gemma Went

The smart folk at Dare have today published a spanking report on Digital Britain. Even smarter is that to download this gem you have to pay with a tweet, a lovely little tactic to help spread the reach of this content far and wide. like this kind of reciprocal activity, although one word of … Read more. Awesome stuff Social Media Stats Trends Dare Digital Britain Digital Report Digital Stats

Drive Toward Social Intelligence Maturity

Propelling your organization to new levels of social intelligence skill and application is essential for maximizing the value of your listening and monitoring efforts.

Managing Facebook Pages Just Got a Lot Easier

Janet Fouts

Part of what I do as a social media coach is help businesses large and small manage their facebook pages.Our social media management team is frequently asked to go to a client’s event and help live-tweet, take photos or video and post them live during the event to share with their fans. Frankly, Facebook’s iPhone app simply sucks at photo management. Ah, but no more. With PhotoBox!

How Social Is B2B? [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet A lot of brands have proven and established themselves in social media in the B2C industry, but for B2B side of industry, it is still a hard sell. A lot of companies in B2B sector are hesitant to try social media. Following is an infographic that I borrowed from InsideView. It takes a closer look at the useage of social media for B2B marketing and is based on a study done by Business.com.

B2B 21

Social Pros 9 – Christopher S. Penn, WhatCounts

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 9 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Christopher S. Penn , the Director of Inbound Marketing for enterprise email company WhatCounts. Read Read on for insights from Chris, and Eric’s Social Media Stat of the Week (this week: social media as a B2B lead generator!). Listen Now. The RSS feed is: [link]. Jay: Yeah.

How to Make a Video go Viral

Proactive Report

As we are often told there is no such thing as a viral video. There is however a plan to make a video go viral.  And it does not take an experienced video team or in-depth technical knowledge. Step One: You do need a network of people with some measure of influence that you can tap into to give the video an initial push. You need to give it some traction. This Step Two. Step Three. Step Four.

Video 17

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

5 Ebook Publishing Hurdles, and How to Beat Them

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Paul Jun of  Motivated Mastery. During the journey of writing my first ebook, there were many roadblocks and sudden realizations that I faced; it’s only right for me to share them with you so that you can avoid undermining your ebook’s true potential, or at least starting from scratch. Below you will find the crucial issues that you must overcome when it comes to writing the ebook and marketing it. Answering these questions mindfully will help you stay on track, deliver a compelling ebook, and prepared you as best as possible. Be original. Be you.”

eBook 15

Blue Booties

Waxing UnLyrical

My parents were quite the partygoers when they were young. They were also extremely devoted parents (I was born when my mother had just turned 21), so many of my childhood memories are of hanging out at “grown-up” parties. Hey, when you’re three, doesn’t everyone look big? Part of the merriment. invariably entailed the classic party game, Joke Telling. Blue booties.”

Flickr 21

Social Pros 9 – Christopher S. Penn, WhatCounts

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 9 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Christopher S. Penn , the Director of Inbound Marketing for enterprise email company WhatCounts. Read Read on for insights from Chris, and Eric’s Social Media Stat of the Week (this week: social media as a B2B lead generator!). Listen Now. Click the play button to listen here: Download the audio file: [link]. The RSS feed is: [link]. Find us on iTunes: [link]. Please Support Our Sponsors. Social Pros Transcript For Your Reading Enjoyment. Eric, what is going on my man?

Embedding Customer Reviews From Twitter Onto Your Blog Or Website

Small Business Mavericks

Customer reviews can be pure gold if they are left on third party websites. Their downfall is that they are only available to readers of that third party site. Unless that website is Twitter. Twitter has become a great source when it comes to reviews and recommendations, and they don’t have to be wasted, you can make use of them. If you have a website or blog, then you can embed individual Tweets into your pages. The code itself is easy to find – just go to the Tweet in questions page, click on embed, then insert the code into your pages. Tweets are independent.

The Smart Marketer's Guide to Social Media Management

Engaging in social media isn't an option anymore. So if you're going to do it, you want to do it well.

Face the Facts, Facebook is Good for Your Internet Marketing

Bill Hartzer

There are countless ways to go about putting together a successful Internet marketing strategy for your small business. For those overseeing the marketing plans, take a moment to look at your game plan to see if it involves Facebook. If it does not, you need to rethink your plans. Search engines act kindly to relevant keywords, meaning your pages are more likely to get hits in the process.

Arguing is innovation, expelled for cursing & pirate duel on your phone

Jeff Esposito

So are you ready for Facebook’s Timeline rollout later today? For me this newest iteratin of the social network has had me building up the Vistaprint fan page , so peep it out and let me know what you think. I can say that after staring at dual white screens plugging in dates and images, I am ready for the weekend. How was your week? Hopefully you’ve got some great plans and I will catch you next week, so see you then and here’s this week’s edition of Five for Friday. Innovation Is About Arguing, Not Brainstorming. Here’s How To Argue Productively – everyone likes to talk about innovation.

Looking for a Beneficial Summer Internship? Google It.

The Social Media Incubator

Searching for a meaningful summer internship can be difficult for many college students who are actively looking to add helpful experience to their résumés. But what if you were one of the lucky students chosen to spend your summer working for the largest online search engine? ” This is not the first year that Google has offered the opportunity to willing students.

Looking for a Beneficial Summer Internship? Google It.

The Social Media Incubator

Searching for a meaningful summer internship can be difficult for many college students who are actively looking to add helpful experience to their résumés. But what if you were one of the lucky students chosen to spend your summer working for the largest online search engine? ” This is not the first year that Google has offered the opportunity to willing students.

Master The Next Wave Of Social

As social media adoption becomes more and more mainstream, marketing leaders race to keep up - creating blogs, communities, and Facebook pages, all too often without a clear road map in mind.