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


Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at How does a blogger generally relate to a forum? There are several community building tools for blog promotion. For example, one of them is the application called Forums that I work with. You can also post your blog URL on a particular forum that deals with blogging directly. Quote solutions suggested by your community members.

10 Inspiring Examples of Amazing Brand Communities

Social Media Strategies Summit

Building a brand community isn’t about improving vanity metrics like engagement and follower count. According to a survey from Vanilla Forums , 58% of brands say their communities improve customer loyalty. So how has the company managed to build an engaged brand community ?


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A Tale of Two Communities Part 1 – Volkswagen


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. We loved Garry’s idea for this two-parter and we welcome any guest post ideas from any of our readers who are interested in digging into Open Community from whatever angle you choose. Open Community

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


Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at Community building- The impact of group communication. You can start a forum on the arena you think requires special attention and share the problem with a likeminded group. Group communication can help you to share, discuss and spread your thoughts to a community as a whole.

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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. However, over the last few years, a new Community Manager role has emerged – the internal Community Manager, responsible for increasing and maintaining user adoption for social media tools behind the organizational firewall.

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].

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.

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.

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?

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?

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 February, 2011, Google penalized for links to their website –which were determined to be what I would call “unnatural” in nature. In January 2011, Search Engine Roundtable.

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. Community requires involvement and a certain amount of passion or the discussions are pretty shallow. BUT, that’s just my opinion, and it’s only one kind of community. Forums.

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? 70% of marketers planned to increase their social media budgets by 10% or more in 2011. • The number of monthly active users on Twitter increased 82% from January to September 2011. •

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

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.

40 Bloggers to Watch in 2011


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. Blog lessons aside, I believe that How to Get a Grip should be required reading for everyone wanting to focus on the important stuff in 2011. After meeting at BlogWorld, I got him on the phone and we chatted about his 2011 plans.

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. ” Twitter Noise Reduction: The Twit Cleaner by Social Marketing Forum. 6 Ways To Monitor Your Brand On Twitter by OPEN Forum. The 11 Twitter Tools and Apps I Use Every Day in 2011 by Business2Community.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. Many loyal readers have checked in on the newsletter throughout 2011 to get both evergreen content , the content that typically embraces these monthly updates, in addition to something completely new, monthly digital trends – the stuff you use for presentations and proposals, for arguing that social media and online marketing does have a firm place in today’s landscape.

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. So, as promised in Tom Pick’s blog, “ 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women ”, in honor of mothers, our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men now honors fathers. It takes a community to build a community.

6 Tips for Building A Sustainable Social Strategy


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. Avoid burnout.

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. But from the perspective of an individual member of that community, the value you get isn’t just tied to the economic levels of the overall group, or the overall utility of the network as laid out in Reed’s Law.

Enterprise 2.0 Success is About the Players, Not the Field

Social Media Strategery

Over the last few years, I’ve seen dozens of failed wikis, blogs, microblog platforms, forums, and idea management deployments, and I’m sure I’ll see many more. You don’t have anyone talking about user adoption and community management on the team from the very start. e2conf community management conference E20 enterprise20 firewall santa clara social business social media user adoption

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? Tags: small business , Social Media This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 9:27 am and is filed under Social Media. About Us What’s a Maverick?

How To Kill Relationships With A Slap In The Face

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali How To Kill Relationships With A Slap In The Face January 7th, 2011 Tweet Tell me when Last April, I was approached to speak at a PR conference targeted to health care professionals by a former vendor. On Influence In Public Relations And Social Media | Waxing UnLyrical says: January 11, 2011 at 7:16 am [.]

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. More recently, numerous writers including Olivier Blanchard , Neil Glassman and Mark Schaefer have tried to make the case that social media ROI is real, can be measured, and must be measured.

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Tactical Tips for Building an Online Community


With all the wonderful feedback on my guest post about how we utilize WordPress multisite and discussion forums to build community for our rather niche market, I thought I might offer some detail about specific tactics and network plugins we use to keep members informed, active and increasing in number. Here are just a few social media nuts and bolts that keep the Tripawds Blogs community together. How to build community on membership sites.

Tips for Starting a New Facebook Fan Page


I updated my WiseStamp email signature, a few forum profiles, and my freelance portfolio. If you’re just getting started with Facebook fan pages for yourself or your business, or you want to learn more ways to get your fan page more community, fans, and engagement, be sure to check out these resources. 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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2010 Review: SocialFish clients and work


We helped them experiment with a private whitelabel community for their members. Omnipress/Engage365 –Omnipress came to us in 2009 with an idea for starting an online community for event professionals who want to talk social media. We helped them launch and build Engage365 into a thriving online community. We talked weekly through the launch phases, and stayed on to help post content, lead webinars, and host community chats on Twitter. FORUM magazine.

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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. B2B marketers often host advisory board and user group meetings, and these forums are hungry to stay connected via a tool like an online community. It’s easy to get caught up in the buzz, and the hype, around social media.

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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? Tags: business , local marketing , media , media company , Social Media This entry was posted on Sunday, April 17th, 2011 at 7:19 am and is filed under Social Media. About Us What’s a Maverick?

Feature Friday: How to Increase Web Traffic

Ari Herzog

Use related forums. Forums are places that many people visit everyday to find solutions, enrich their knowledge and find out what other people in their niche are doing. Many people gather at forums like Blog Engage and Blogger Forum to discuss and help each other out. Join forums that are related to your blog, following their rules and regulations. Tunnel picture by pixelplacebo. The following guest article is by Steven Papas.

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog


Have the best customer support options (do you prefer text chat, 24 hour phone support, or forums). It has hands down the best built-in SEO options, lots of great designs that look awesome right out of the box, and easy to follow installation & customization instructions within the support 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.

How can using social media as an employee help my company?

Janet Fouts

You’ll find a community of other people working in that very same space participating in social media somewhere. Do a search on S ocial Mention to find blogs, forums, discussions on Twitter or other micro-blogs. Who is the smartest in your community of practice? Locate peers to talk about innovations in your sphere of interest, build a community of practice around those interests. Let’s say you’re not looking for a job.

10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments


What does it really take to build a hustling and bustling blog with a thriving and active community around it? Besides her numerous guest posts all around the blogosphere, several prestigious awards like Finalists: Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2011 , and being an all around nice gal, Kristi is always about GIVING to her readers. 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


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. Having an online network of marketers and peers will help you position yourself above copycats because you’ll have comments on your hard work and a thriving community that knows where to find you. This is a guest post by Gabrielle Conde.

Celebrate Community Managers Day in 2021

agora pulse

What’s a community manager? And why should community managers have their own special day? Find out more about this special social media role and tips for celebrating Community Manager Day. And we will also look at how to perform great community management for your brand.

Social Media, Pretend Friends, and the Lie of False Intimacy

Convince & Convert

The number of “inboxes&# we possess is staggering : Email (3 accounts for me), public Twitter, Twitter DM, public Facebook, Facebook messages, Facebook chat, Linkedin messages, public Google +, Google + messages, blog comments, Skype, text messages, Instagram, phone, voice mail, and several topically or geographically specific forums, groups and social networks. It’s not an illusion.

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. Get my Internet Marketing newsletter , buy my book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web , and subscribe to the Techipedia RSS feed. This is a guest post by Andy Havard.

10 Twitter Tips to Make Friends

Ari Herzog

Blog comments and forum signatures are also an ideal place for linking to your Twitter feed. I find that if you provide interesting content on blog and forum comments, people are equally as likely to want to engage with you via your Twitter account too. Ari Herzog provides communications services to the nonprofit and public sectors, and encourages you to join his Facebook community. This is a guest article written by Thomas O’Rourke.

How to Build Community for Niche Site Success


But then again, I never expected the little website I created to keep friends and family informed about Jerry’s progress to become the largest online community for canine amputees and their people either. We considered a number of different ventures during our three years on the road, but that thing turned out to be right under our noses, and the Tripawds Blogs community was born. Forums create discussion. The network creates community.