Five Reasons Why I Love Wordpress


Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « You can’t fight the power of video. Main | Stop tweeting about the # of followers you have » October 23, 2009 Five Reasons Why I Love Wordpress WordPress was originally made as a blog publishing application but has now evolved into a huge content management system (CMS). It was first released in May 2003 by its co-founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little as the successor to b2/cafelog.

Update: The CAN-SPAM Act

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Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Update: The CAN-SPAM Act by cinta5 on May 20, 2008 Four new provisions to 2003′s CAN-SPAM act have been announced by the Federal Trade Commision. Marketing.

Are Blog Comments Dead? | Justin Levy

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Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Are Blog Comments Dead? Written on July 30, 2010 by Justin Levy in blog , community , facebook , interactions , social media , twitter 23 Comments - Leave a comment!

The Changing State Of Blogs

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Are blogs dead? and I on to his podcast to discuss this whole, "is blogging dead?" What is a blog? In the early days of blogging (I started Six Pixels of Separation in 2003), I defined blogs as a personal publishing platform that enabled anyone to write something, hit the publish button, and instantly have it distributed to the world for free (and fast). At the time, many new types of blogs started down the same path. blogging. marketing.

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SMS Marketing: a Grossly Underrated Marketing Tactic


Text message or SMS marketing delivers insanely higher ROIs and ridiculously higher sales than any other digital or conventional media. Take a moment to let these figures sink in: Papa John’s SMS marketing campaign boosted sales by 33% and generated an ROI above 500%. Email Marketing can still yield excellent ROI so I wrote a post recently outlining some ways to take advantage of emails as a marketing medium. How to Kick Start SMS Marketing.

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Categorizing Blogs with ISSNs: Yes or No?

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successful strategies and tips in social media marketing. OCLC inclusion establishes both legitimacy and indexation, opined Joe Clark in 2003 why blogs should have ISSNs. When LOC employee Matt Raymond asked in 2007 about the necessity of describing blogs as serial , dozens of people commented. Maybe bloggers don’t need an ISSN or an Internet Blog Serial Number. How about you? -- You just read Categorizing Blogs with ISSNs: Yes or No?

Watching Me Blog

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Blogs are one of the most valuable marketing tools ever created. I started blogging in September 2003, and since then I have written almost three thousand posts. I'm proud of this blog mostly because it serves two personal Gods for me: my love of writing and my love of sharing. The morning of the conference, we had breakfast and our conversation sparked a blog post (this one: Where Do Ideas Come From? ). with his post: Watching Mitch Joel Blog.

How To Blog In 2014

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I still love to blog. It''s amazing to me how I often I get asked about blogging and the merits of publishing longer, text-based, content on a regular basis. There are still tons of blog posts being published daily, and they get shared in a myriad of online social networks. I also enjoy reading blogs (still!). I''ve been blogging (daily) since 2003. And, the world of blogging has certainly changed. Let''s talk about blogging software.

Journalism Is Not Content Marketing

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Blogging (back in 2003) was the perfect extension for me to continue to publish my words. Many people in other segments of the media suggested that journalists should not worry, because of the myriad of opportunities that now exist in the content marketing space. While true, brands can't seem to get enough content into the system, and are sorely lacking the skills to produce credible and quality content, I'm not sure how journalism will be saved by content marketing.

What Does Eight Years Of Blogging Get You?

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Eight years ago on this day in 2003, I started Blogging. Here's some basic info about what has transpired in eight years here at the Six Pixels of Separation Blog: over 2700 Blog entries, over 20,000 comments and over 270 audio Podcasts. The only question that continually popped into my brain was: was all of this Blogging worth it? Starting this Blog was (and still is) without the question the single most important thing I have done in my professional life.

Join us for a Webinar “Social Media Marketing for Franchisees.

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With a degree in Marketing AK prides herself in finding ways to utilize her knowledge in conjunction with the ever expanding mix and advantages of online tools to increase a brand’s exposure while establishing trust and cultivating meaningful business-consumer relationships. AK understands the time limitations and strict financial budget by which franchise owners are bound and has tailored her social media marketing program accordingly. Blog at

The State Of Business, Brands And Marketing With Tom Peters

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My level of respect for his thinking about business, marketing, and branding grows with every tweet, blog post, article and book that he writes. In 2003, I devoured Re-Imagine! blogging. digital marketing. marketing podcast. Episode #429 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I love Tom Peters. I''ve declared it before and it''s true. So, this is a total fanboy moment for me.

Top Tips for a Clean and Healthy Blog Email List


The post Top Tips for a Clean and Healthy Blog Email List appeared first on ProBlogger. At ProBlogger, we talk a lot about the value and importance of using an email strategy to drive traffic to, and make money from, your blog.

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The History of Marketing [Infographic]

Cody Ward

If you’re looking for a quick and easy Marketing 100 class then look no further than this great infographic created by HubSpot and designed by BlueGlass. Quick summary: It’s amazing to see how marketing has transformed over the years and even more impressive is the rate in which a single message is distributed instantly to millions or billions of people. Google launches in 1998 and launches paid search marketing through Adwords.

The Most Important Blogging Analysis Ever

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » The Most Important Blogging Analysis Ever The Most Important Blogging Analysis Ever Written by Glen, this post has 79 Comments If you ask anyone what makes a blog popular, they’ll say content. The two steps to building a successful and popular blog are simply: writing great content and having people talk about it. Blog’s don’t grow on their own; they grow through people sharing them.

Email Marketing: Are You Sure You’re Not Spam?

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UK Data Protection guidelines advise against sending unsolicited email broadcasts (called spam), and it was made illegal in the USA with the CAN-SPAM Act 2003. Here are 5 golden rules to consider before sending out bulk emails to your contacts: Use a permission based email marketing system. Email marketing systems make this super easy and most add this feature automatically to your emails giving you one less thing to worry about.

The Silent Rise of LinkedIn to 500M Members: What Marketers Need to Know for 2018 [SSM069]

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What if I told you that LinkedIn, a social media platform that is now 14 years old, is the next big opportunity for marketers and brands? While much of the focus over the last few years has been on perfecting our Facebook and Instagram marketing strategies, LinkedIn has been silently growing their user base to more than 500 million users. The silent rise of LinkedIn: What marketers need to know. Our team has been hearing the same sentiment from marketers everywhere.

PB150: How I Make Money Blogging – My Profit Streams Revealed


Profit Streams Revealed: How I Make Money Blogging. Today, I’m going to go through exactly how I make money blogging. I’m going to talk you through the income streams that I use to monetize my blogs and build an income for my family. This is something that I have done on the blog, but today I’m going to give you the information on the podcast because some of you don’t read the blog. In Today’s Episode How I Make Money Blogging – My Profit Streams Revealed.

Book Review: The B2B Social Media Book

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With The B2B Social Media Book: Become a Marketing Superstar by Generating Leads with Blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Email, and More , authors Kipp Bodnar of HubSpot and Jeffrey L. Cohen of Salesforce Radian6 have literally written the book on social media best practices for B2B marketers. Need for generating higher revenue with lower marketing budgets. All of which should sound familiar to B2B marketers.

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How Small Blogs Became 6-figure Income Generators (and How You Can Do the Same)


From its early beginnings in 1993 to its inevitable rise in the last few years, blogging has become part of our daily lives. Almost everyone has a favorite blog, a blog that they read first thing in the morning while taking the coffee, or a blog they wonder off to after reading the front page of the New York Times. These are just a few of today’s biggest blogs. Be passionate through every word you write on your blog. Advertising make money blogging

The Team Behind My Blogs: From Solo Blogger to Business


One of the requests that I’ve received a fair bit lately from readers here at ProBlogger is for me to write a little more on the team I’ve put together to help me run and grow my blogs. Blogging: from hobby to job. November 2002 : I started my first personal blog almost nine years ago, without even the faintest suspicion that it’d be anything more than a hobby. I began to slowly give up other work as the blogging income grew. Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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What Has Blog SEO Got to Do With How Your Readers Feel?


My blogging has evolved. Since 2003, when I first started blogging, the style and nature of my writing has changed to match trends, experience, and personal growth. And, from what I’ve seen shared by many successful bloggers, that’s one of the keys to enjoying rich rewards from blogging. In order to reach the largest possible audience of such prospects, you need to rely upon tactical approaches like blog SEO. Everyone has a blog.

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Media's Massive Problems With Jay Rosen - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

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My professional career started off in journalism (this was prior to becoming both a publisher and marketer), so yes, I have a soft spot for all things journalism. He is the author of PressThink , a blog about journalism's ordeals in the age of the web, which he launched in 2003. blogging. business blog. digital marketing. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog. marketing. marketing blog. mirum blog.

The Promise And Future Of Technology With Kevin Kelly - This Week's Six Pixels Podcast

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He is also founding editor of the Cool Tools website, which has been reviewing tools daily since 2003. blogging. business blog. digital marketing. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog. marketing. marketing blog. marketing podcast. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Episode #526 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I could not be more excited.

188: How to Build Two Successful Blogs (and the Pros and Cons of Doing so)


The Pros and Cons of Having More Than One Blog. In today’s lesson, I want to talk about having more than one blog on the go at once. Regular listeners of this podcast know I have two main blog – ProBlogger and Digital Photography School. The pros and cons of having more than one blog or business. In today’s lesson, I want to address a question that I’ve been getting quite a bit lately and that is, “How do you juggle two blogs and should you have two blogs?”

10 Money-Saving Tips for College Students


Author’s Bio: Lauren Bradshaw started writing in 2003. Since then she tried her hand in SEO and website copywriting, writing for blogs, and working as an academic writer at CustomWritings professional essay writing service. Her major interests lie in content marketing, developing communication skills, and blogging. While students learn, they should give heed to some non-academic situations too. Thus, most youngsters experience great problems with their money.

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188: How to Build Two Successful Blogs (and the Pros and Cons of Doing so)


The Pros and Cons of Having More Than One Blog. In today’s lesson, I want to talk about having more than one blog on the go at once. Regular listeners of this podcast know I have two main blog – ProBlogger and Digital Photography School. The pros and cons of having more than one blog or business. In today’s lesson, I want to address a question that I’ve been getting quite a bit lately and that is, “How do you juggle two blogs and should you have two blogs?”

Eliminate 21 Reputation-Crushing Writing Mistakes from Your Blog


Unfortunately for you and your readers, writing mistakes are like speed bumps on the blog post open highway. Darren looks happy in his bio photograph because he makes money blogging. The bespectacled reader decides to read Darren’s blog instead of another blog advice site. The art of effective blogging strikes a balance between traditional journalism concepts and the casual, interactive tone that is characteristic of new media. Your blog has inconsistencies.

5 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Deciding to Blog in Another Language


We don’t have to search very far to learn all sorts of little tips and tricks to make our blogs more appealing, to write better content, to interact better, etc. Copyright Vladimir Voronin - So we should all blog in English shouldn’t we? The market is huge! Nahhh it is often much easier to blog in our own native language because the words flow better, we know the local expressions, and we know what makes people laugh (or not!).

12 Years

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September 29th, 2003. That's when I wrote my first blog post. While it's hard to love every minute, it's easy to look back on these twelve years of blogging with a sincere sense of happiness, fulfillment and hope for the future. Why blog? I love the way something percolates in my mind and wants to become words on this blog. These people are not just blogging their thoughts, but then promoting them across Twitter , Facebook , YouTube and beyond. blog post.

Content Marketing 2018 - The Next Chapter

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What is the future of the content marketing industry? As the saying goes, "change is the only constant" and that applies just fine when it comes to understanding the future of the content marketing industry. One of the many favourite emails to get from Joe is his annual request to take part in the Content Marketing Institute's predictions for the coming year. Welcome to 2018 Content Marketing Predictions. What else is going to happen in content marketing?

Day One: Mirum

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It was a dream to think that this small group of people could really do something in the marketing industry. A lot of it has been documented, here on this blog. Having this out there - for all to see - was something new in 2003 (which is when this blog was started). I''m not proud of the fact that we were early in the blogging and podcasting game. With that, we''ve been surrounded by an incredible team of people that are passionate about digital marketing.

Diva Marketing Talks Online Publications With Deanna Sutton, Angela Benton & Heidi Richards Mooney

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Diva Marketing Talks i s a live, internet radio (BlogTalkRadio) show. 1 topic about social media marketing. On today's Diva Marketing Talks we're exploring the world of online publications. 30 minutes. 2 maybe 3 guests.

Where Is Content Marketing Headed In 2017?

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Here's my prediction for content marketing in 2017. Instead of brands trying to drive eyeballs back to their owned sites, blogs, newsrooms, articles, etc. I believe that a strong, intelligent and well-pursued content distribution strategy will become more important than the content marketing strategy for many brands. There will be more complicated and interesting times ahead for marketers. Most consumers no longer venture out to explore corporate websites and blogs.

The Hot Mess Dumpster Fire That Is Corporate Content

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We've been looking at this content marketing space for some time now. My blog, Six Pixels of Separation , started back in 2003. It wasn't the first corporate blog. These brands can put that content on their own website, app, blog, etc. Now, if you lay that raw fact on the table, and compare it to how many talk the talk about their content marketing strategies, platforms and more. Most of them have blogs. It's not just blogs. blogging.

How To Get Serious About Your Creativity

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" But that all changed back in 2003 when I read Steven Pressfield 's book, The War Of Art. People often ask me where I find the time to write books, Blog posts, articles, etc. blogging. digital marketing. marketing. marketing over coffee. new marketing labs. social media marketing. Episode #251 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Here's a confession: I'm a procrastinator.

A Clearer View Of Augmented And Virtual Reality

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NRF's Artemis Berry talks with digital marketing guru Mitch Joel. Mitch Joel   --  author, blogger and president of global digital marketing agency Mirum  -- wasn't dubbed the "Rock Star of Digital Marketing" for nothing. Top companies seek him out for his views on innovation and marketing, so NRF's Artemis Berry decided to do the same. Is it a complete game-changer, just another marketing tool or something else? Your most-read/most-shared blog post is.

The Secret To Getting Picked

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While I left journalism long ago, the feeling of choosing myself was profound when I first started this blog back in September 2003. I was doing everything I could to make a name for our digital marketing agency and working the channels at all of the industry trade publications to share my thoughts on what marketing and branding could be. To put everything I would put into an op-ed industry trade piece into our own, company blog. blog post. blogging.

Great Content Is Like Pornography

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While the notion of content as media is nothing new (it's something I was Blogging about back in 2003 and a topic I tackled extensively in my first business book, Six Pixels of Separation ), it's amazing how new and fresh this all still is for Marketers who - traditionally - have not had to focus on the role of content creator as a core pillar of their day-to-day business. There is an ongoing debate about how often you update your Blog, Podcast, tweet, post to Facebook , etc.

How to Create a Thriving B2B Advocacy Community

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Tweetable Moments Too many marketers these days are like T-rexes, with little, tiny arms. jtroyer Tweet This Giving Back to Your Top Influencers Back in 2003, VMware ‘s online community was centered around a forum. This one page aggregates all of the data from Twitter, Facebook, blogs, the community forums, and any other place online where VMware chatter might be going on.

Noodling Towards Greatness

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Maybe, sometimes, a hit blog post. That's what this blog is about. Blogs have changed. The blessing, because I've been writing (multiple times a week) here, at Six Pixels of Separation, since 2003 and I've managed to build up a brand and audience over the course of the thirteen years. The curse, because many people who blog less, and have been doing it for far less time have lapped me. A very smart and savvy content marketing play. blog post.

Be Kind To Brands

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Around the time that I first started blogging (2003), it became apparent to me (mostly after reading The Cluetrain Manifesto that what makes marketing so appealing and interesting to me, was the idea that brands can (finally) shift away from shouting at people, to the newly-available opportunity of creating real interactions between real human beings. blogging. marketing. Tags: blog. My holiday wish: be kind to brands. I know what you''re thinking.

Journalism And The New Media With Jay Rosen

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My professional career started off in Journalism (this was prior to becoming both a Publisher and Marketer), so yes, I have a soft spot for all things Journalism. There's also an important link between Journalism and Marketing. He is the author of PressThink , a blog about journalism's ordeals in the age of the Web, which he launched in 2003. marketing. marketing over coffee. new marketing labs. third tribe marketing.