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Why Livefyre is Here and How It Helps You

Ari Herzog

You don’t want to be required to sign up for a user profile to write a comment. You want the ability to read an article and be allowed to share your thoughts quickly and easily. You want stress-free commenting. You want to avoid filling out form fields, checking boxes, and clicking verification links as prerequisites to sharing your views. You also want to be loved. True or false? Try it out.

Thoughts on social media, news and Utoya

Janet Fouts

Let me first say that I am shocked and horrified by the events at Utøya. My heart goes out to the family and friends of all on the island, and I cannot imagine what they must be feeling right now. The original post in Norwegian is here :  and there is a translation here. warning, graphic and truly heart-wrenching). She writes: "I am awake. Feeling grief, anger, happiness, God I don't know what.

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What ComScore Data Tells Us About Google+

Geoff Livingston

comScore released a report on Friday examining the demographics of the first 20 million people to join Google+. Some of the statistics were not surprising. American users tend to be from technology centric cities, and the overall user base is 2/3 male with a particularly strong age group of 25-34 years old. What was surprising was the international flavor of Google+. based.

How to Promote Your Personal Brand on Google+ Plus

Bill Hartzer

Marketing on Google+ can be a very rewarding, and cost effective venture for those with a limited marketing budget since Google+ is currently a very popular site amongst tech savvy people, such as myself. However, caution must be exercised so that your marketing efforts do not meet with a less than happy end. Here is how to market your personal brand on Google+ Plus. – Realtors.

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

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

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Weekly Roundup: Where Have I Been?!

Waxing UnLyrical

I left DC on Monday to conduct a workshop for IABC/Houston. After getting back, catching up on work and then my Reader, I found there was a whole lotta stuff I’d been missing out on. Where have I been?! If  you find yourself in the same predicament, have a read. 1. The hitchhiker’s guide to tracking website engagement , by Petri Darby for Convince & Convert.

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Talking About Anything And Everything With CD Baby Founder Derek Sivers

Twist Image

Episode #263 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. How far would you go to get something done? Derek Sivers was an independent artist trying to sell his CDs online back in 1998. None of the big online retailers of music would sell his music. He wasn't on a major label and he wasn't a "known" entity. Instead of sulking about it, Sivers went out, bought a book on Web programming, turned to page one and started to figure out - on his own - how to build a website and integrate it with a merchant account. Enjoy the conversation.

How to Be a Good Guest Post Host


This guest post is by LJ Earnest of You often see articles about how to be a good guest poster: things you can do to make an impression and get your post published. But what about the flip-side of that? Do you have what it takes to be a good guest post host? Guest posting is beneficial both to the writer and the publisher. It builds relationships, strengthens support, and generates publicity for the host while giving exposure to the writer. Here are eight things you can do to be a better guest post host. Have an FAQ. It will save the author a lot of trouble. Be kind.


Get Out of The Way of Yourself!

Engaging Brand

Michaelangelo once said  "Lord, free myself so I can please you". Al Pacino once said "In acting you are trying to get yourself out of the way to deliver a great performance". Ken Loach the film director said "A director is there to make a film come alive, and keep the story to its essential core". Three very different people but all three are wanting to engage an audience. company, a brand is also attempting to engage an audience.the customer. . In a similar way it is imperative that we also get out of the way of ideas. We get out of the way of our own fears.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Guy Kawasaki, Cristal, and 19 Facebook Webinars

Convince & Convert

Facebook best practices change about as often as Sean Combs/Puffy/Puff Daddy/P Diddy/Diddy/Diddy Dirty Money monikers , and keeping up on Facebook for business can be a significant time investment. Lots of newsletters, blog posts, and case studies to consume. Put on a little Beyonce in the background, grab some Cristal and join me at Facebook Success Summit ( [link] ). Who Should Attend? Umm, yeah!

Interview with Social Media Influencer: Robin Fray Carey

Social Media Citizens

Robin Fray Carey is CEO and Co-Founder of Social Media Today , one of the most popular social media news websites online. Social Media Today LCC also helps global organizations create purpose-built, B2B social communities designed to achieve specific, measurable corporate goals by engaging exactly the customers and prospects they most want to reach. Susan Scrupski for some time.

When’s the Right Time to Start Selling?


This guest post is by k out Brandon Yanofsk of B-List Marketing. If you’ve ever asked another blogger, “When’s the right time to start selling on my blog?”, you’ll know you never get a solid answer. Some say as soon as you get one person visiting your blog. Some say never to start selling until you’ve got at least 100 subscribers. Don’t sell: provide a solution to a problem. Of course not.