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.

Open Community Case Study – Local Government Knowledge Network


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.

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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. Open Community

Open community and clarity over control: American Nurses Association


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!

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.

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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.

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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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?

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].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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. I believe that he will continue to impact people in 2011.

Content strategy for associations is different


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?

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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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. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. New Edition of the Ranking Factors for 2011 is Now Live !:

What an Opportunity!


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.

Clarity over control in action: American Nurses Association


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.

Tactical Tips for Building an Online Community


Here are just a few social media nuts and bolts that keep the Tripawds Blogs community together. How to build community on membership sites. Use a plugin that enables searching of all blogs and provide instructions for searching discussion forums and member or blog directories.

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.

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


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.

The State of Association E-Learning


Here’s a bit that interests us, of course : Social media is attracting some interest in the association e-learning community but leaves much room for growth. percent, combining public and private networks), followed by discussion forums (36.2

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?

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

How To Kill Relationships With A Slap In The Face

Waxing UnLyrical

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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. Forums create discussion. The network creates community.

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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?

Tips for Starting a New Facebook Fan Page


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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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.

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.

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Do you syndicate your blog?

Janet Fouts

You could lose your community. Hmm, well if your community is that easy to distract maybe you need to work on that a little more. Be part of their community. Give the community more focused posts relevant to the site content.

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?

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.

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. FORUM magazine.

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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). 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


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.

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.