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9 Must-Have WordPress Plugins


WordPress is the standard content management system for millions of websites, because there’s no web development platform that’s as user-friendly, valuable, and adaptable.  If you haven’t heard of WordPress before, learn about how WordPress can make your website more manageable. No really, they do. Here’s a list of 9 must-have WordPress plugins. 1. Life saver. 2. WP Super Cache. Disqus.

What’s the law around aggregating news online? A Harvard Law report on the risks and the best practices

ABOUT ARCHIVES CONTACT SUBSCRIBE TWITTER What’s the law around aggregating news online? Harvard Law report on the risks and the best practices By Kimberley Isbell / Sept. 8 / 10:30 a.m. [So much of the web is built around aggregation — gathering together interesting and useful things from around the Internet and presenting them in new ways to an audience. billion in 2008 alone. AFP v. Tori E.

Why I Deleted My Foursquare Account

Ari Herzog

Shea Sylvia , a Kansas City web geek and early adopter of shiny new internet tools, wrote on her blog in July 2010 that she was creeped out while eating at a restaurant with friends — when the hostess came over and told her she had a phone call. Shea recollected that conversation. But when I answered the phone, I didn’t recognize the voice on the other end. Hello?”. Hey Shea. This is Brian.”. Who?”. racked my brain, trying to figure out who I knew named “Brian”. “I saw that you checked in there on Foursquare, Shea,” he said. Maybe we should hang out sometime. What do you think about that?”

Eight Social Media Trends for 2011

Spin Sucks

A couple of weeks ago, I promised to write about the additional social media trends I’m seeing for 2011. Social commerce. Social who? In short, you can now sell on Facebook by letting your customers buy, but also letting them tell their friends. And letting their friends tell their friends. And it’s overly simple to set up. 2. Group buying. Mobile.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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First Look: Starbucks Digital Network Is Here

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We'll Always Have Blogging

Social Media Marketing

Image credit: Express Monorail (Flickr) "Round up the usual suspects." With all of the Facebook and Twitter commentary, out there, you'd think there's nothing else of significance worth doing on the Web any more. But of course, you know that's just crazy talk. Corporate blogging has been with us for quite some time, with some major companies having forayed into the space in the early to mid 2000s.

Facebook’s Like Button adds Life to your Content

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Like it or hate it – the Like button is here to stay. In the first week of its launch 50,000 like buttons were integrated on various websites and more than 1M “likes” were registered within 24 hours of its introduction. At last count well over 100,000 websites integrate some form of Facebook’s social plugins (including my site!). Hello affiliate marketing – I love it! Email this to a friend?

Interview with Social Media Citizen: Joe Pulizzi

Social Media Citizens

Joe Pulizzi is the Founder of Z Squared Media , a content marketing firm specializing in best practices, strategy, and execution planning. Joe’s blog, the Junta42 blog: Content Marketing Revolution , is recognized as one of the leading blogs on business content creation, marketing and distribution. Joe is also co-author of the book “Get Content. Get Customers”. Consistency is important.

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.

Social Media Toolkit - The Digital Strategist

The Digital Strategist Mike Fruchters stream of consciousness on digital marketing, with a heavy bias on social media. Blog Contact Subscribe via Email Subscribe via RSS « Back to blog Social Media Toolkit Edit Delete Autopost The barrier for getting started with social media is low, its dependent on your involvement level, objectives and goals. Your websites Black Box is Google Analytics.

The social media strategy series: Defining your resources

Gemma Went

We’re almost at the end of our social media strategy series, which has covered: Is social media is right for your business How to get buy in Identifying goals and objectives Finding your audiences Developing social media tactics Measure your social media activities Creating a content plan Now we’re going to look at how you [.].

Building a Facebook Presence

Spin Sucks

A couple of months ago, we talked about the huge presence Einstein Bagels has created on Facebook and what that presence has done for their same-store sales. Let’s face it – Facebook has more than 500 million users and they’re spending 700 billion minutes every day engaging with friends, family, and the businesses they frequent. It’s time to figure out how to use the tool to create brand loyalists.

Interview with Social Media Citizen: Barry Furby

Social Media Citizens

Barry Furby is the Co-Founder of techMAP , the online and offline community for Marketing, Advertising and PR professionals which derived from one of the biggest social media meet-up’s in UK. He is also the Founder of Fresh Resources , the digital recruitment agency which provides a specialist service that is truly passionate about social media and digital marketing.

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.

How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit

Waxing UnLyrical

this is a guest post by Erica Holt. By now you've most likely heard of Google Instant, a search enhancement that shows search results as you type. Image: Greig Christie via Flickr, Creative Commons. Since Google Instant's launch just

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How to Showcase Your Users on Your Email Newsletter


I would like to start by thanking the great response to the article on 4 Tips for a Successful Email Newsletter. This article was featured by MarketingProfs as a short article on Four Tips for E-Newsletter Success and as a piece on their Get To the Po!nt email newsletter. In this article, I want to talk about Tip 3 from the 4 Tips for a Successful Email Newsletter. That’s it. Short. Sweet.

Using the Power of Video

Spin Sucks

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again…video is your best entrée to the online world. In a world where things fly by us at increasingly fast speeds, it’s important to put a face and voice with your e-mail address, Facebook page, Twitter account, and even company URL. Trust me when I say, at one time I didn’t see the need for video. But it’s not just on YouTube. It’s hard? It’s scary?

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Invasive or Indispensable: The Case of Permanent GPS

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This isn’t a real post about social media strategy, but it’s an important issue that follows from our social media behavior online. I’m sharing this because I think that despite the controversial nature, it is a significant discussion, especially since I suspect that many of you might have thought differently about this topic 5 years ago. But who would own this? Ever watch CTU?

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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.

Addressing the Digital Divide WITHIN Your Organization

Social Media Strategery

Try teaching social media to someone who still looks at this day after day. If it wasn’t for my brother and I, my mother would still have a VCR that blinks 12:00 because she couldn’t figure out to change the time on it and never saw any desire too.  Despite fixing it every time I was there, she never saw a problem with it. About five years ago, I finally bought her a DVD player and upon opening the box, I was greeted not with a “thanks!&# but a “why do I need this? Our VCR works fine.&# Merry Christmas Mom! Print out their emails and schedule each day. Not good.

How To Use Social Media In Your Small Business

Social Media Network Marketing

For small business owners the Social Media landscape could be slightly overwhelming and daunting. With other tasks at hand you may require a special person dedicated to your Social Media requirements. In order to help you in working towards your brand exposure on Social Media am sharing a couple of pointers for your to start working towards: People do business with people. Hence what you need to make sure is that there is human touch to your entire online activities. Social Media is not and should not be a constraining factor to any business. Have a blog. It is useful in business as well.

Content, media and social interactions: how to benefit from the leverage effect of integration


//. Earlier this week I read an interesting post by Karen Talavera on The eMail Guide blog, a great resource for those who want to be kept well informed of every new development in the email marketing world. It seems that Karen and I are kindred spirits; her profile describes her as. Click title to read more

Ra Ra Wrong. How Facebook’s Cheerleaders Are Blowing Smoke

Convince & Convert

Tweet Part 1 of a 3-Part Rant. realize it’s in the best interests of Facebook, the media, application developers, and sometimes even brands themselves to concoct pseudo-science that “proves&# that people that “like&# your company are instantly turned into a zombie army of influential advocates. But it’s simply not true. Or frankincense. Or even myrrh. Rarely, if ever.

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.

Photographs, Digital Rights & Social Media Events

Geoff Livingston

Image by Vithaya Photography. I had the pleasure of being one of the guest models at last week’s Geek to Chic fundraising event. The next morning event photographer Moshe Zusman tagged me on Facebook with a great watermarked photo from my spin down the catwalk. cropped it and used it as my profile pic. Within hours I was told I needed to use a watermarked version of the photo or pull it down.

How Not to Use Twitter For Business (DMV Edition)

Almost Savvy

Is there anyone that likes dealing with the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)? Seldom does a day go by that I don’t see a comment from a tortured soul waiting in a painfully long line at the DMV. Similar to that other beloved public agency, the IRS, the DMV has a reputation for confusing processes, no sense of customer service and an infrastructure stuck in the technological dark ages.

The New Facebook Groups Explained


Tweet When it comes to Facebook’s different functions and products, the confusion is many times never ending for the general users. New changes are constantly being made, so I’m going to try and sort out the confusion a bit by explaining how to use the new groups. First of all, the new groups differ a lot from the groups that we have known so far. Groups as a collaboration tool.

How to Manage an Enterprise Hosting Solution

Ari Herzog

This is a guest blog post by Anthony Benedict. often get a lot of questions about enterprise hosting solutions – and for good reason. Most beginning web masters will understand how to get a domain name. The same domain name that can support five pages on the Internet can support millions of pages. However, hosting depends on the amount of space you need. In addition, you may need to have servers available for a public web site and different servers available for a private section only available to a select few – perhaps a group of employees or managers. Enterprise Hosting Software.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

3 Reasons To Dig Deeper In Social Listening

Convince & Convert

Tweet Guest post by Connie Bensen , the Director of Community Strategy and Social Media at Alterian , which provides leading marketing products for the enterprise. She also blogs at [link]. Brands have realized that social networks offer an opportunity to interact directly with consumers. They create pockets of communities where like-minded people share information and seek advice. So why bother?

How to Get Traffic from Web 2.0 Sites like Digg, Reddit & StumbleUpon

MindValley Labs Internet Marketing Blog We Test, Synthesize and Share the Latest Internet Marketing Tactics and Strategies to Help You Better Run Your Online Business. Home Forums Preview Contact Us Conquer the Web We Test, Synthesize and Share the Latest Internet Marketing Tactics and Strategies to Help You Better Run Your Online Business How to Get Traffic from Web 2.0 Is this easy to do? crowd.

Succesful Facebook Campaign by Corona Light


Tweet The light beer version of Corona has its own Facebook page and aims to become the most liked light beer on Facebook. To strenghten this mission, they are running a new campaign to boost the number of likers on their Facebook page. Once you have liked the page, you will have the option to upload your photo. Similar Posts: Probably The Best Campaign Use of Co-Creation And Social Media Ever.