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Open social bookmarking service to rival Delicious

The Way of the Web

A quick check has shown that I’ve been using Delicious since November 2006 , although my addiction to Google Reader means I’ve never used social bookmarking as heavily as some friends and colleagues. open source social networks delicious diigo freelis.us social bookmarking standards status.netwill come in useful for my own businesses and their clients.

Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts

Kikolani

Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. There may also be times where you want to only share writing by you, and if you have a lot of guest bloggers on your site as well as guest posts on other sites, having a full RSS feed for your blog won’t do. xml version="1.0"

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Google+ Halts Image Saving on Google+ Posts

Bill Hartzer

Google+ recently added some features but also made some other significant changes to the Google Plus social network. You have a few options: - you can click on the +1 button to +1 it, and, because of the way Google+ works, stuff you +1 will show up on your friends’ feed/timeline. But, you can still save the image directly from your feed/timeline. Okay, that’s great.

Ma.gnolia Down - Price For Social Bookmarking

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Ma.gnolia Down – Price For Social Bookmarking Ma.gnolia is a very popular social bookmarking site. Like StumbleUpon, Reddit and others, thousands of people trust Ma.gnolia to store their bookmarks online instead of saving them locally to a machine. Use get_bookmarks() instead.

Why Social Media Is So Important for Your Business in 2014

yMarketingMatters

Social media networks were a novelty 5 years ago, but today their importance is no longer debated.  Yes, businesses have definitely realized the power of social media and accepted that social media marketing has to be part of their marketing and PR mix. 89% of marketers stated that increased exposure was the number one benefit of social media marketing. Generated leads.

How to Make Social Media Less of a Time Suck

Spin Sucks

Because of the fast pace of social media, we are constantly bombarded with distractions from one social network or another. You have to participate and engage consistently, Facebook seems to change something on a weekly basis, Google has all of these animal-named announcements, new social networks pop up all the time…it’s exhausting to keep up with everything! Social Mention.

How to Syndicate Your Blog to Digg

Ari Herzog

It used to be taboo to promote your own blog articles on Digg but, since June 2010 when the social bookmarking site was improved, this is no longer frowned upon. Presuming you have an RSS feed for your blog, you merely have to log into your Digg account and follow the prompts to verify to Digg you are the owner of your blog. Social Media Digg RSSAre you an active Digger?

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How Social Media Can Be Magic For Your Blog

Peg Fitzpatrick

Social media can be the magic that helps people find your blog articles. A few years ago, blogging and social media were separate. Social media was short-form, personal, and spontaneous. Some people predicted that social media would replace blogging because of declining attention spans. Blogging and social media not only amicably co-exist, they complement each other.

Maximize Your Online Visibility: The Web Presence Optimization (WPO) Framework

Webbiquity SMM

It also requires an active presence and network of relationships in social media, coverage in industry press, and carefully targeted online advertising to be where your prospective buyers are looking, when they are looking. But it may also be sent to specific journalists and bloggers, who need to be followed up with, shared socially, and have any questions or comments responded to.

Eight Tools for Social Media Listening

Spin Sucks

There are five steps in social media we always recommend to  new clients who are just beginning to branch out online. Social media is no different. To be a master at social media communication you must have a strong foundation of listening. Social Bookmarking. Right now, go to  Web site grader and bookmark the page. The Art and Science of Listening.

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How to Show the World the True Rock Star You Are: 3 Social Media Bragging Techniques

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social media is an ideal platform to carve out a niche and own your territory. Images underline a point, help people visualize an idea and when they’re good, they’re memorable. #2: True Rock Stars Let Social Proof Do the Heavy Lifting. This chain reaction is social proof at its best. Social proof, in action! This is a guest post by Amy Porterfield.

Feature Friday: How to Increase Web Traffic

Ari Herzog

Use social media and bookmarking sites. Social media and social bookmarking sites, such as StumbleUpon , are other online space where you can meet with great number of people. Recent comments Recent comments Related articles Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ Hide Facebook Profile from Search Engines.

The Pinterest Debate Between Two Friends

Spin Sucks

make no secret of the fact I’m a sceptic when it comes to new social platforms (I’ve been told I have a ‘healthy cynicism’, although I prefer to think I’m pragmatic). As a social bookmarking site it’s far more interesting than the likes of Delicious or Diigo , and its visual nature gives it a point of difference. This post is running concurrently on Future Comms. Not yet.

SEO Mega-Checklist: 75 steps to increased visibility for your site (infographic)

Socialmedia.biz

Use Social Sharing Buttons. Effective use of social sharing buttons is important for on-page optimization. Moreover, it also helps you to get more outbound links and they do well on social media, thereby improving your search traffic. Optimize Social Share Image Settings With Yoast SEO. Social Signals Impact Search Engine Rankings. Post by Nirav Dave. Search SEO

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I’ve been meaning to do this braindump for a while now. I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media. Social media takes time and energy.

How Brands Use Pinterest

Mindjumpers

Tweet Pinterest, the social bookmarking tool for images and videos launched in 2010, has become a new favorite platform for many of us – myself included. Like Twitter, it’s an open social platform where you can follow whichever user you would like to. Unlike Facebook, Pinterest is first and foremost about content and social interactions secondly. Ideeli.

6 Reasons Why I Like Google+

Kikolani

After using Google+ for a few weeks, I decided to share some of the reasons I like it so much, and hope that it will be an attempt at social networking by Google that will stick around for the long haul. 1. Thus far, you can’t feed your Twitter, Facebook, or other updates into your Google+ stream. Reasons to Use Delicious for Social Bookmarking. Social Media

How to Get More Blog Traffic – Real World Data

Webbiquity SMM

The key is a balanced strategy of search engine optimization (SEO), social media, syndication and guest posting. But it makes sense: the more often your blog is “seen&# on other sites, the more people will bookmark it, subscribe to your RSS feed, and type in the URL directly. Social media is important. Every blogger wants more traffic. How to get it?

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Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

Akamai Marketing

Blogs for business are an outstanding tool for business, they can build community, be the backbone of your social media program, and drive traffic to your website, just for starters. Share and Enjoy: Tags: blog , social media , strategy 2 Comments Dania Posted March 29, 2011 at 7:00 PM Great information. I’ve taken notes and almost ready. What’s your social currency?

Social Media Complainers – your new BFF's

Akamai Marketing

My favorite tidbit of info: 68% of consumers who posted a complaint or negative review on a social networking or ratings/reviews site got a response.  Of those, 18% turned into loyal customers and bought more. The quicker the response, the happier the complainer and the more impressed the social media listeners are. What’s your social currency? They WANT a resolution.

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31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website? Search for a brand name or keyword across all of the most popular social networks at once? Flowtown.

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Top 10 Ways to Use del.icio.us - lifehack.org

Buzz Marketing for Technology

It also adds a “Tag this&# button to the top of your browser, which allows you to bookmark websites while you’re browsing the Web. website each time you want to access your bookmarks can be a time-consuming process. Why not plug your bookmarks into your desktop for easy access. To view bookmarks tagged with a specific keyword, type in: [link]. ABOUT. HOWTO.

Tool Tuesday: SocialOomph

Akamai Marketing

This is a discussion in social media circles today, and everyone has their opinion. The ability to AutoFollow is perhaps my favorite feature of Social Oomph. I’m pretty much on #teamfollow, which means if you follow me, I follow you. What’s your social currency? For those services, I use and suggest SocialOomph. So why do it at all? All Rights Reserved

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What's your social currency?

Akamai Marketing

By taracoomans – April 4, 2011 Posted in: Content , Featured , social media Photo credit: BaronBrian 97 Million  people use Twitter. Yet, according to HubSpot, brands who connect via the social sphere see a direct impact on sales. So – better get ahead of it and start developing your social media currency now. Your currency is your social media VALUE. Wrong.

Book Review Wednesday: Wikibrands: Reinventing your company in.

Akamai Marketing

There are so many layers to this topic that entire (worthy) books have been written on social media philosophy, content creation or audience engagement. With all the dynamics elements to creating a successful social media presence, its sometimes hard to know where to start or even what books are worth the time investment. What’s your social currency? All Rights Reserved

Personal knowledge management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Buzz Marketing for Technology

PKM has recently been linked to social bookmarking , blogging or knowledge logs (K-logs). Most notably, some argue that knowledge is never an individual product - that it emerges through connections, dialog and social interaction. weblogs (with a Web feed ). Personal knowledge management. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation , search. This article or section appears to contain a large number of buzzwords. Because: Article seems to speak in very vague, glittering generalities , and to contain quite a few business vogue-words. January 2007).

Social Networking, Bookmarking, and Sharing

Kikolani

One of my commenters last week asked about the difference between social bookmarking and social networking sites. think of social networking sites as ones where you can communicate directly with other members, where as social bookmarking sites are ones that you can add bookmarks to be shared with other members without as much direct communication.

Find Out How to Increase Traffic, Engagement, and Social Shares Today

Kikolani

To teach bloggers and freelance writers how to promote your content so you can get the traffic, engagement, and social shares that you deserve. The rules were simple: to win, you had to write a great blog post and get the most comments, likes, tweets, and social shares. Promote your content for increased traffic, engagement, and social shares. You have to promote it.

Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog

Webbiquity SMM

Three ranking factors that have recently taken on increased importance from Google (and will therefore likely soon become important to other search engines as well) are content quality and authority, social media links and content freshness. What’s more, blogs are a central component of web presence optimization , and the core of a productive social media strategy. Business Blogging Social Media Marketing Webbiquity blog design blog platforms core of social media strategy Google ranking factors Heidi Cohen pimping out your blog SEO WordPress pluginsLocation.

All You Ever Needed Were the Basics

Kikolani

How many times have you looked up and realized you have wasted over two hours on social media sites like YouTube and Facebook without accomplishing much of anything ? They subscribe to several blog feeds and consume the information day after day until they realize they’ve become like those little hamsters in cages, running in circles on their little ferris wheels. But thank God I did.

A Thousand Little Cuts of Social Media – A Kaizen Approach

Akamai Marketing

THEN, I’m going to tell you why its relevant to social media. How does Kaizen relate to social media? have when beginning a social media program. If we’re honest with ourselves, the only reason businesses today don’t employ social media already is because they are afraid. Start by asking your employees simple questions about social media.

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Top 1000 Favorite Blogging Links of 2008

Koka Sexton

have been using StumbleUpon as my social bookmarking tool this year and I wanted to share with you all of my favorite links from the past year broken into categories. link] This is a very large list and probably something you may want to bookmark yourself so you can reference it later. Scientific American socialADDICT blog – Social Marketing, Web 2.0 Apartment.

Top 1000 Favorite Blogging Links of 2008 - Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

have been using StumbleUpon as my social bookmarking tool this year and I wanted to share with you all of my favorite links from the past year broken into categories. link] This is a very large list and probably something you may want to bookmark yourself so you can reference it later. Scientific American socialADDICT blog – Social Marketing, Web 2.0 Apartment.

Tool Tuesday: Qwitter

Akamai Marketing

We should never sit on our laurels in social media. Share and Enjoy: Tags: social media , Tool , Twitter 4 Comments Kalin Dudley Posted March 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM Tara, This is an interesting subject as I was actually experiencing something from my personal twitter account last Friday. What’s your social currency? Its easy to get lulled into a false sense of success.

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Search Engine Optimization: Why a Blog is Important

Bill Hartzer

Every time you update your blog with a new blog post, it can be submitted out to the various social bookmarking and social networking websites, which could lead to more links. – You can publicize the RSS feed of your blog. An email newsletter is important because it allows you to keep in touch with your current customers and your potential customers. Digg this!

Measuring Social Media ROI & Goal Conversions with Google Analytics 5

unbounce.com

Social media is about building new relationships, generating word of mouth marketing, and strengthening brand loyalty with your customers. You’ll be celebrating your social media goal conversions too! Analyze just the social media referral traffic for your website in a customized segment which will help you know the effectiveness of your social media strategy.

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What's The Best Discovery Engine? | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

Social bookmarking has become a very popular way for many people to find new websites. About the Mavericks | Services | Social Media | Proffessional Speaking | Resources | Case Studies | Why Small Business Mavericks? About Us What’s a Maverick? » What’s The Best Discovery Engine? It’s what Erica DeWolf calls StumbleUpon. Or, you can Stumble by interest.