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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.

Article Marketing - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Article submission is a great way to do propaganda about your business, your blog, your website, or yourself too. If you are writing about your business or your blog a good authentic article fetches you a great number of traffic.If you are writing about yourself then it gets you the 'expertise' value. Many search engines crawl and hook onto the keyword and keyword phrases of a site to put it in their results list. If your content contains a good number of keywords and keywords phrases, your site gets a higher position in the search engine listings. This can be done with research.

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 [.].

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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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?”

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.

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.

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.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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.

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Conversation Prism – A Three Sentence Blog [infographic]


Tweet Brian Solis , whom I think has a good sense of humour, apart from a brilliant marketing strategy, has made a Conversation Prism that gives an overview of all networks on the social media landscape, and how people use them in the social media universe; ie what networks are people using within for example location (he missed out on Glympse ), music, streams, pictures, blog platforms etc etc.

Conference: Public Sector Web 3.0 and Future of Social Media Government

Laurel Papworth

Government 2.0 is such a hot topic. I’m speaking in Canberra next week - a workshop on social media and government one day and presentation on online communities and voters/constituents the next. Come along if you are interested – I think you can book from Public Sector web 3.0 and Future of Social Media eGov. and a demonstration of tools to make your life easier. Also includes a 12 step social media strategy section, and a 5 step social media campaign outline. social media dashboard. How do you save time and energy when monitoring ALL those social media sites. Toodles!

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?

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.

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.

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.

How To Write A Blog For Better Engagement In Social Media!

Social Media Network Marketing

Blog writing is a very important area in Social Media. You need to have a good schedule of writing blogs and have a good list of topics that you may want to cover. The most realistic way of writing blogs would be to concentrate on what is relevant to your reader. Once you have understood and know what is relevant your  reader you then need to have a focus on what is feasible from your end. Reason being that whatever focus you take up you will need to be consistent with your posts on your blog. So how do we write blogs? What is your take? Please add more parameters to this.

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.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

5 Great Reasons to Retweet Others on Twitter

Webbiquity SMM

One of the key characteristics I (and many other Twitter users) use when determining whether I should follow someone back on Twitter is the level of interaction in their tweet stream. Do they ask questions? Answer them? And most importantly, do they ever retweet others’ content? Now virtually every blogger and business user on Twitter tweets their own content, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that—it’s one of the strengths of the platform. But Twitter is a social tool, not a broadcasting medium. More often than not, they end up talking only to themselves. Digg this!

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.

Twitter Is Part Of Your Customer Care

Social Media Network Marketing

Many a times we may observe that companies are trying to see how best they can use Twitter to promote their products and services. Unfortunately not many get the basics right. The fact is a few good tweets can also provide great customer service. There are various topics that you could Tweet on. For instance: Tips on how to maintain your products. Since you have been in your industry over quite some time you will know the nitty gritties of your product as well. Your years of experience can help you gain credibility on Twitter as a leader in your profession. Announce new arrivals of inventory.

The 7 New Roles Agencies Must Play to Survive Real-Time Business

Convince & Convert

Tweet Change is all around us, in many shapes and guises. Yet the nucleus of most of the shifts that have us feeling like we’re in a transformational maelstrom is speed. Everything happens faster now. Awareness can be captured more quickly than ever before. Sales can be closed instantly online. Customer service issues can be resolved in 140 characters on Twitter. Or sauce. Cartographer.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

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.

Are we seeing a shift in the quality-vs.-quantity content debate?

eMedia Vitals eMedia Jobs Article The next step: monetizing mobile inside and outsid. Article Mobile advertising: Do the metrics measure up? Blog Tips for improving iPad usability Blog Researcher predicts iPad will reign over tablet ma. eMedia Vitals Life Beyond Print.™ quantity content debate? Change in the wind? The pendulum is beginning to swing back. We don’t believe in that.”

Meta Tags And Keywords In Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

While working on Social Media you will have heard about Meta Tags and Keywords. These are the things you build into your web / blogs / Social Media pages so that the search engines find your site and rank it favorably. You should also know that there are many dozens of off-page criteria that the search engines (SE's) look at as well - this is more of technical side though. How does a search engine know that a page has relevance to a particular search term? They use one or more of the following on-page criteria [this is also known as on-page SEO]. What is keyword?: The answer is quite simple.

Top 10 Sponsored Brand Channels on YouTube


YouTube is one of the most powerful marketing tools on the Web. It has grown to one of the world’s largest social media communities, and it has the ability to increase a brand’s online presence dramatically for a fraction of traditional marketing costs. Here are some key YouTube statistics: 145 million unique visitors per month. broadcast networks combined. networks created in 60 years.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.

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

Crowdsourcing Curation: The Social Graph as Gatekeeper

Eric Reasons Its my name. Its what I do. Commentary from the Crossroads of Technology and Culture. Tuesday, July 20, 2010 Crowdsourcing Curation: The Social Graph as Gatekeeper Ive written before about the compromise we tacitly agree to when amateurs take over the roles formerly held by professionsals. It is at this point that many people interject: "This is the problem with the internet!

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.

Blogger Outreach for Conference Organizers


I just saw a great post by Irene Koehler on Almost Savvy Blogging for Tickets. Am I Selling Out? In it, she discusses the ethical dilemma that faces many bloggers who are offered something free in exchange for coverage in the blog.  Her case: I was just offered a ticket to an event I really wanted to attend. I had been aware of it earlier, but decided not to attend due to the time and expense required, even though I knew it would have been an excellent learning and networking opportunity. It just didn’t feel right. completely agree with her that this is an ethical dilemma.