Can Communities Serve As Perfect Add-On For Your Blog?

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. How does a blogger generally relate to a forum? There are several community building tools for blog promotion.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. Is a Blog Still Important in 2011?

Social Media Community Management: An Interview with Kathryn Peck of EA SPORTS

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Her community outreach on behalf of Electronic Arts was amazing and her engagement with customers gives all of us lessons to live by. What’s a typical day like for you as the EA SPORTS Active Community Manager? There are a number of channels (Facebook, Twitter, forums, etc.)

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Websites, Emails, Chats, Forums, Social Media, Clouds, QR Codes

Social Media Network Marketing

Simultaneously the Forum Platforms were getting strong. There were Forums for practically everything. The websites that had people logging in and having an Online Community is also a part of Social scenario. Forums are also a part of this. Twenty years back having your Business and Brand in the virtual world was not a very digestible thought. Being on Social Media was not even thought of. People had started with the dot com [.com].

Changing Trends in Social Media Can Influence Your Business Model (part II)

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. Community building- The impact of group communication.

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Top 10 Search Engine Optmization Blunders of 2011

Bill Hartzer

This year, though, I thought that I would come up with a new list, the Top 10 Search Engine Optimization Blunders of 2011. I cannot possibly forget Robert Scoble’s apology to the SEO community as a whole, saying that he was wrong. In January 2011, Search Engine Roundtable.

The Many Roles of an Internal Community Manager

Social Media Strategery

When someone in the communications industry refers to a “ community manager ,&# they are usually referring to someone that can manage the online relationships for a particular brand, using tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. The Internal Community Manager wears many hats.

Open Community Case Study – Local Government Knowledge Network

SocialFish

Community: Local Government Knowledge Network. Our best stuff – magazines, reports, data, discussion forums and more – lived behind the member wall. Associations debate whether to tear down their walls and open their communities to non-members.

A Tale of Two Communities Part 1 – Volkswagen

SocialFish

This post is the first in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community. Open Community

Open community and clarity over control: American Nurses Association

SocialFish

If you are interested in participating in this review please download the document and submit your comments via the online form below by 5:00pm EDT on June 9, 2011. Association Case Studies Open CommunityHow awesome is this!

When a Con Artist Comes Calling: Online Community

Laurel Papworth

Recently, in an online community I am involved in, the members decided to get together in real life (IRL). So the group booked a venue interstate, a dinner, hotels etc and submitted a deposit to the moderator (community volunteer admin) who agreed to organise it all. The moderator had been a mod for around a year, and was someone the administrator had selected from the community. What would you do in this situation, as a community manager?

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Community manager Jen Lopez explains how SEOmoz increased its total Twitter followers by 250% to over 27,000 people. Hint: it helps to have a community manager. Top 7 Ways to Save Time on Twitter by OPEN Forum. 6 Ways To Monitor Your Brand On Twitter by OPEN Forum.

4 Old-Fashioned IM Strategies That Still Work

Small Business Mavericks

It’s interesting to note, however, that what worked in 1992 still can work in 2011. Now, in 2011, article marketing is still a powerhouse despite the Panda update. Forum Marketing – OK, I’m being a little bit misleading here. Today’s forums are 1991s bulletin boards. Still, those old bulletin boards were a lot like forums. communities, a website is still the perfect online marketing tool.

A Community of Practice Is More Than a Website

Social Media Strategery

A community of practice (CoP) is, according to cognitive anthropologists Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger , a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession. Over the last year or so, the term communities of practice has entered the social media buzzword lexicon along with virtual collaboration, engagement, platforms, and Enterprise 2.0. Sounds like we might already be members of dozens of communities of practice – at work, at church, at school, etc.

Sony online communities hacked

Laurel Papworth

Playstation and other online communities have been hacked. Odd that Sony didnt remove it from the Playstation forum – transcribed from hacker webpage. If you are the community host YOU are responsible for protecting members online. Also, the consumer now has the same tools that big companies have – these guys are shutting down Sony, using community tools, as a response to the corporates shutting them down using corporate tools.

Online Community Manager – Social Media Business

Laurel Papworth

Also, we managed the Junior Masterchef online communities (Facebook, blogs, forums) and keeping kids safe online against their own efforts! and also the launch of our brand spanking new Social Media Q&A online community forum at The Community Crew. Online Communities social media Social Media Australia Social Media Business social networks itunes online community podcast video youtube

Mr. Popularity and Your Enterprise 2.0 Community

Social Media Strategery

Take five minutes and do a quick search of your organization’s blogs, microblogs, wikis, and forums that are available behind your firewall – and then let me know what the most popular topics are. If so, Mr. Popularity may be taking over your community and the worst part of it all? This makes your communities far more social media and technology-oriented than your organization really is. Instead of a community manager, was I becoming a community bully?

Have we got our head in the clouds about the value of online community?

Janet Fouts

If it’s not yours, or if it is, please– for the love of community –pitch in and SAY something! We were talking about how to build community on a Facebook page and whether or not that’s really even possible. Now, I’m one of those old school community people.

20 Ways to Generate ROI from a Corporate Blog

Webbiquity SMM

An active and helpful support forum? Highlight your company’s community involvement. The “ROI of social media&# (or lack thereof) is a hot, and still hotly contested, topic. I summarized arguments from both sides a few months ago in The Social Media ROI Debate.

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5 ways to use social media for solution marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

3) Leverage your community – Whether you build your own or rent one from a provider like LinkedIn Groups, a community is a great place to promote a new solution to your existing customers. It’s easy to get caught up in the buzz, and the hype, around social media.

40 Bloggers to Watch in 2011

ProBlogger

Welcome to the 2011 list of bloggers to watch. Based on many conversations over coffee, fries, and ice-cream, I was able to ascertain that the following people will have a lot to contribute to the wider blogging community. I believe that he will continue to impact people in 2011.

What’s Trending @Twitter? [infographic]

Mindjumpers

It seems as if Twitter users see the great value that lies in the social forum. Not only is it a great platform for these to connect with other users sitting across the world, but it’s also a useful community for brands to engage with their consumers. Tweet.

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How To Monitor Your Three Essential Internet Marketing Strategies

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Conversely, some organizations actually use their website as their home-hub for all of this activity by creating forums for social interaction, and embedding videos onto their website, doing away with any other website platform but their own. This is a guest post by Andy Havard.

Why size isn’t everything – at least for communities…

The Way of the Web

If you’re a social network or community owner, then the application of the value theory makes sense, and from an overall perspective, then the rise tide lifts all your individual ships up. community social networks engagement growth rates online communities size value

The Success of Customer Service is Dependent Upon True Social Engagement

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Over a year later , I discovered that some improvements were to be announced — this was communicated to me via a third party forum. As many of you know, I am the community manager for domain name registrar Namecheap.

6 Tips for Building A Sustainable Social Strategy

Firebelly

Additionally, not every brand can really build community. Social media offers a forum for affinity first and relationships later. Sustainability is critical to ongoing success with your social media marketing strategy. Here are 6 tips for building a sustainable program: 1.

Content strategy for associations is different

SocialFish

Have you read the feature article in the August 2011 edition of Associations Now? Member-only but free as a benefit - typically a magazine, or peer-to-peer discussion forums or member community. In Ohio, we called these "elephant ears." " Is that weird?

How To Kill Relationships With A Slap In The Face

Waxing UnLyrical

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Who Profits From Social Media?

Small Business Mavericks

If you are a local business and you are interested in connecting with potential clients locally, you might find a social networking site or forum that services your local area. GrassRoots says: April 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm #dm2 Who Profits From Social Media? About Us What’s a Maverick?

Facebook talks like a pirate. Movember and online community rituals

Laurel Papworth

Ahoy Me Hearties: One of the tasks our online community managers undertake with clients (PR or Marketing agencies, or companies) is to build out a Social Media Conversation Diary – a list of tasks and engagement activities to keep online community members entertained and loyal.

What an Opportunity!

SocialFish

My most recent (before this one) “social media risks” rant was in August 2011, Fear and Social Media , asking again when are we going to stop having this conversation. These inherent communities are a strength, an advantage associations have over other business entities.

Tips for Starting a New Facebook Fan Page

Kikolani

I updated my WiseStamp email signature, a few forum profiles, and my freelance portfolio. This one is the most recent, published in August 2011, and is authored by Facebook experts Amy Porterfield, Andrea Vahl, and Phillis Khare.

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Are You A Business Or A Media Company?

Small Business Mavericks

These include forums, blogs, community websites where industry news can be published, wikis, etc. GrassRoots says: April 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm #dm2 Are You A Business Or A Media Company? About Us What’s a Maverick?

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

Kikolani

Have the best customer support options (do you prefer text chat, 24 hour phone support, or forums). After that, you can try the WordPress support forums. You can use the search to see if your issue has already been discussed or add your issue to one of the forum categories.

10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments

Kikolani

What does it really take to build a hustling and bustling blog with a thriving and active community around it? properties, social bookmarking sites, forums, just to name a few. This is a guest post by Ana Hoffman.

10 Ways to Position Your Blog Above Copycats

Kikolani

In a thread on the WordPress forums, some users mentioned visiting Stolen Content to report content thieves. A strategic way to build your community on your blog is by networking. This is a guest post by Gabrielle Conde.

Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

In you guessed it–another guest post–Wayne Howard describes his method for quickly building the following for a new blog, using tactics such as Facebook postings, the BloggerLuv community, Twitter, LinkedIn and contests.

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The Future of Social Media

Webbiquity SMM

Gutenberg didn’t “invent&# printing any more than Zuckerberg really invented social networking—online forums and chat rooms existed long before Facebook—but like Zuckerberg’s, his creation popularized the medium.) We live in amazing times.

The Gamification of Social Media

Social Media Marketing

It's a chance to connect and brainstorm with others by finding affinity groups ("Communities") within Empire Avenue. Empire Avenue is the new game in town.

Clarity over control in action: American Nurses Association

SocialFish

Benefits. • Networking and nurturing relationships. • Exchange of knowledge and forum for collegial interchange. • Dissemination and discussion of nursing and health related education, research, best practices. • Educating the public on nursing and health related matters. Association Case Studies Featured Open CommunityCheck out this Fact Sheet – Navigating the World of Social Media By AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION on Facebook.

How To Start a Blog in 7 Days

Kikolani

Join a Forum. The Secret to Success is Support(SITS) : a general community of bloggers with over 6,000 members. Mac Forums : for Mac lovers! Forums are a great way to interact with like-minded people. Here are some forums that might interest you: Comment on related blogs.

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Social CRM Use Case 3: Optimize and socialize your member services

SocialFish

In ALL cases, you should be building your community on social media sites before you even think about ROI. The Social CRM team turns to the new community platform to create a member question center.