Wed.Jan 25, 2012

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Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down

Adam Sherk

The rise of Reddit and the steady decline of Digg have been well documented. Just recently Reddit announced that its traffic has more than doubled in less than a year (to 2.07 billion pageviews in December), an impressive feat. Has this translated into a significant change in social news referrals for publishers? The numbers represent visits, not pageviews. million visits in 2009 to 22.7

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The Pinterest Debate Between Two Friends

Spin Sucks

This post is running concurrently on Future Comms. On Facebook just after the first of the year, Paul Sutton posted something about not understanding what the big deal is about Pinterest. It won’t be a surprise to you that I commented. I said something about how he was off his rocker (except I think I was a bit more nice than that). So he challenged me to a duel. so I accepted. Not yet.

MUST READ: 2012 Edelman Barometer is out


Just saw this post from Edelman: Why Your Company Needs to Structure Properly for Social Media… Right Now. From the post (my bold): Yesterday morning in London, Richard Edelman unveiled the 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer. It’s the twelfth year that we’ve conducted the study, which tries to answer the seemingly simple question: “Who do you trust?”. That’s down from 50% last year. Buy the book today.

Facebook Small Business Boost: Free Ads for Small Businesses


Calling all small business owners! Facebook Marketing Solutions , the official Facebook Marketing page, has launched a contest called Facebook Small Business Boost that will award a $10,000 prize to the 10 participating small businesses that accrue the most likes on their Facebook page by April 1, 2012. What you need to participate: 1. A Facebook Page for your small business. How it works: 1.

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

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What’s New in Social Media for Associations


I have a confession: one of my least favorite things to do is public speaking. I had never done it at all until three years ago when Debra Stratton of Stratton Publishing & Marketing asked me if I’d present with her at ASAE’s Great Ideas conference, which just happened to be in Miami in February. So I said yes. I was terrified, and incredibly relieved when it was over. I figure if I’m going to spend countless hours online, reading and learning and doing, others may as well benefit from my compulsive information gathering. The presentation is below.

Chances Are You’ve Met Less Than 5% of the People in Your Social Network

Direct Marketing Observations

The difference between a friend, an acquaintance and the friends and acquaintances we have met online is blurring…Social media would seem to dictate or would assume that I’m supposed to develop or have developed these deep online, networked, connections, i.e. That I have met them. Jay Baer calls it false intimacy. Does it matter that I have not met them? Absolutely not. Mathematics.

Life Without Facebook ~ A View From Gen Y #2

Diva Marketing Blog

This is a special interview series on what life is like for Jessica Robyn Porter , a Gen Y-er, who disabled her 7 year old Facebook Page. We're calling it quasi social media reality ! Part #1. . Diva/Marketing/Toby : The big question I've been asked is, "What were the reactions from Jessica's Facebook friends?" By the way, how many friends did you have? can you sense the sarcasm in my writing?).

What ‘Search Plus Your World’ Means for your Google Ranking


Tweet Guest blog post written by Neeral Bhatt, who works as an SEO specialist for Orchidbox London. She is especially interested in online communities and social media. You can find her on Linkedin. As mentioned in last week’s post on Mindjumpers Blog, Search Plus Your World is currently the biggest talking point in the online marketing community. Make use of inbound links.

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.

And In The End.

Twist Image

Do you have a morbid fascination with the end? I'm not sure why (but I'm pretty certain that a psychiatrist would love to figure it out of with me), but I often think about the end. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm scared about how my life will end (which is in direct relation with the many issues I have around control) and that I don't want it to end any time soon. Don't worry, this Blog post will not descend into the scary depths of our mortality. All of this leads me to wonder: "why do I do what I do?" " The truth. From smartphones and Kindles to iPads and laptops. apple.

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Metaphors: you break ‘em, you buy ‘em


On a recent Way With Words podcast, a caller asked whether a half-full trash can should be referred to as half full, or half empty, and whether this trash can was symbolic of optimism or pessimism. The question is in relation to the expression "is the glass half full or half

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Ramit Sethi Exposed: How He Earns Millions Blogging


This guest post is by Michael Alexis of WriterViews. In this post, I’m going to show you the exact steps one blogger used to earn over $1 million. Not long ago, I interviewed Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich. If you’re serious about making money blogging, then you need to read this interview. But a heads-up: this post is long and extremely detailed. It took me over 20 hours to write. It will take you about 15 minutes to read. If you like, you can download a PDF of the entire article here. Ramit Sethi and I Will Teach You To Be Rich. IWTYTBR is ranked 19,466 on Alexa. to $12,000.

Human beings are weird

Engaging Brand

I have now gained true insight after over 20 years in business. Human beings are weird! . Social media is a wonderful example. We get the chance to converse with our consumers and then decide we don't have time, we get the chance to show our personality and yet produce generic messages, we get the chance to listen, yet we still prefer to tell! Questions we need to ask ourselves are:-. What are we ignoring as an opportunity? What are we railling against.not for innovation but because we are humans? How can we turn this human reaction into a positive? Faced with change we create stability.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

10 Ways Multi-blog Authors Can Stay Creative and Generate Great Posts


This guest post is by Jo Gifford of Cherry Sorbet Creative. Keeping fresh and creative is key to keeping on top of the game when writing different blogs across various sectors, and for various clients. Working with efficient workflows, time management and organization all help to keep that valuable information harnessed to be used when you need it, but how about making sure you can produce great content on time and on demand? Keeping creative and informed means you are working efficiently to produce content that’s engaging, informative, and, of course, profitable for you. Dump it! Map it!

4 Android Apps for Facebook


Facebook is an inspiring success story during a difficult and tumultuous time. Everybody loves a success story. As Sir McCartney opined, ‘What’s Wrong with That?’ Some have criticized the fearless founder, Mr. Zuckerberg and his company for invading privacy. The FTC apparently agreed and Facebook is fully cooperating. For that he deserves a greenly constructed blue ribbon. Facebook for Android.

SEO Made Simple – And It Really Can Be Simple

Small Business Mavericks

Search engine optimization (or SEO) is often made out to be some strange and scary beast that only professionals dare go near. In reality, SEO is a tame beast. In fact, it’s a beast that you have a lot of control over. Sure, once you get past the basics, SEO can be time consuming, and perhaps even frustrating at times, but in reality, it’s still a simple concept. For a web site to rank well, it’s necessary to understand what goes into the ranking process. SEO is the process of optimizing your pages (and web site) to gain the best position possible in search rankings.

Measuring your social media output

Jeff Esposito

Today I will be presenting at the Social Commerce Strategies Conference in Las Vegas on measuring social media. Four key takeaways are: Traditional and non-traditional measurements. Measurement is not one-size fits all. Social customer personas. How Vistaprint got started in the space and what we measure. Measuring your social output. View more presentations from Jeff Esposito. social media Jeff Esposito Measuring Social Media Social Commerce Vistaprint

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.

Marketers, Here are the Keys to Your IT Department – Good Luck

Convince & Convert

Clinton Bonner is an Open Innovation author/blogger, futurist and Marketing Manager at TopCoder – a global Open Innovation platform and community. Look no further than a very recent post by the purveyor of Convince and Convert and you’ll notice something remarkable. As Jay lays out 4 Nearly Guaranteed 2012 Social Media Predictions , what do you notice? What does this mean?

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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