Why Great Writers Win Out in the Blogosphere—And How to Join Them


Why Great Writers Win Out in the Blogosphere—And How to Join Them. This guest post is by Ali Luke of Writers’ Huddle. Is your writing holding you back? If new visitors never stick around, if you rarely get retweets, or if there’s tumbleweed blowing through your comments section, this might not be because you’re getting anything wrong in terms of promotion. There’s a chance that your writing isn’t quite up to the high standard required for blogging success.

Instagram and Pinterest for Storytelling: Grey Goose’s Social-Mobile Campaign


Ambassador programs are most commonly seen in the blogosphere, so this Instagram ambassador campaign positions Grey Goose as a pioneer. The French vodka brand Grey Goose just launched an innovative social campaign to tell their brand story based on Instagram and Pinterest in order to drive awareness for the new Grey Goose Cherry Noir.

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Tweet After Death: How to Use Social Media to Live Forever

Waxing UnLyrical

“At least some healthy minority of we blogosphere mouthpieces must be using post schedulers, and surely at least a few have thought while scheduling, ‘I’ll post something three thousand years from now,’ or accidentally hit the wrong key when typing the date and stumbled onto this by accident.”. I don’t believe in ghosts. I know, that seems rather snappy and off-handed to say, so immediately like that, but I don’t.

Facebook Edgerank Changes & Rumors: 5 Must-Reads


Like many in the blogosphere, I noticed a “September slump” in regard to reach on some of the Facebook pages I manage. Many have speculated that Facebook changed their Edgerank algorithm so that organic reach of brand updates was decreased – forcing brands into pay to play visibility via promoted posts. Get the scoop in today’s roundup. Facebook Accused Of Changing A Key Algorithm To Hurt Advertisers.

Using Social Media to Make People Feel Special

Waxing UnLyrical

replying to blog comments, participating in the blogosphere by commenting on other blogs, and sharing blog posts that I like. A social media lesson from hibachi. The other evening, my husband and I tried a new Japanese restaurant that’s opened in our ‘hood. It bills itself as “hibachi steakhouse and sushi.”

Long Live Seuss! A PR Pro’s Tribute to History’s Greatest Children’s Author

Waxing UnLyrical

Even if we are a little bug, a whole town (or blogosphere, or organization) may be at stake. #4: March second! March second! March Second! March Deuce! I say it to celebrate good Dr. Seuss! Today was his birthday. He’d be one-oh-eight! Hooray to the man! Though he’s late, he was great! To think Seuss does not seem. To remind of Bernays. Nonetheless, our good rhyme king. Does have his place. In teaching us that in our own operations. We must always dream big about public relations.

5 Essential Qualities of Growing Your Blog Quickly in a Crowded Niche


This is a guest post by Marcus Sheridan , recently named one of the Top 10 Social Media Bloggers of 2012 by Social Media Examiner. I honestly feel one of the biggest problems in the blogosphere, especially for newer bloggers, is that they simply don’t understand how to write blog post titles that arouse reader interest and lead to a high click-through rate.

Two New Google Developments

Small Business Mavericks

They’ve recently made two new developments that have already gotten the blogosphere talking. Google, as always, is branching out. The first one may not seem much, but it could be over the long term. They’ve add an Events tab to the social network Google+. Again, that doesn’t sound like much, but this is a popular feature on Facebook and the fact that Google+ is adding the feature means that they are serious about competing in the social arena.

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How to Build Relationships and Grow Your Blog with Comments


And that’s simply not the case, in today’s blogosphere. This is a guest post by Tune Seidelin. Are you getting more traffic, than the server on your cheap hosting account can handle? Are you getting tons of links from other blogs? And do you have core group of loyal readers, doing everything they can to help spread the word about your latest content? If not, then you’ve probably been pondering questions like “what am I doing wrong?”

The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

He does write, “There’s no doubt that the blogosphere remains strong, at least for now. It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Editors talk. Verne Kopytoff wrote a sensationalist headline in the New York Times in February 2011 entitled, “ Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.” ” I and others responded at the time why Verne was nuts and blogging was very alive.

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Anyone with a New Idea is a Crank Until the Idea Succeeds

Webbiquity SMM

In order to do this, you need to set your website up like a ‘hub’ for your industry that attracts visitors naturally through search engines, the blogosphere, and social media.” I was reminded of that famous quote from Mark Twain recently in a Twitter exchange about the web presence optimization framework.

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10 Best Time Saving Apps and Plugins To Optimize Your Blog


First off I’d like to say that if you really want a blog that sparkles like a diamond in the blogosphere sea, you need to focus on three things: 1. This is a guest post by Natalie Sisson. Building a blog that matters is a full-time gig these days, especially if you want to stay ahead of close to 200 million other competing blogs – which you do, right?

Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here

Ari Herzog

Across the blogosphere, Danny Brown wrote in September why he installed Lifefyre as a commenting system — and he wrote a month later why Disqus was installed to replace Livefyre. Anil Dash is insightful about the differences between the old web and the new web. Scroll below his post to add a comment — and be forced to comment through Facebook.

The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

He does write, “There’s no doubt that the blogosphere remains strong, at least for now. It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Editors talk. Verne Kopytoff wrote a sensationalist headline in the New York Times in February 2011 entitled, “ Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.” ” I and others responded at the time why Verne was nuts and blogging was very alive.

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10 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve Your Blog Posts


That might be true, but before there was a Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, there were plenty of discussions taking place in the blogosphere. This is a guest post by Heather Higgins. “Quality over quantity” is one of those sayings that gets thrown around a lot, but when it comes to content publishing and marketing, they are truly words to live by. Blog development is more than presentation. Your success ultimately lies in the hands of your posts.

20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012


” I love Maria’s work because talented curators are needed in this cluttered blogosphere. I think we will learn a lot from her experiments in digital publishing, especially during the latter part of 2012. She has such a natural talent, yet is still a bit of an unknown in the blogosphere. In 2012, she’ll be just as busy. I’m curious to see how he leverages his brand in 2012. I can’t wait to see what she does in 2012.

Four Handy Windows Phone Apps


Blueprints is a versatile app for bloggers and their readers to help them stay afloat in the blogosphere. It must be difficult for Microsoft. They have had to get used to playing second and even third fiddle in this thing called the Mobile Operating System competition. Back in the tech boom 90’s, everything was ‘Wintel this’ and ‘Wintel that’. People were worried that Microsoft would be the evil monopolistic empire that they probably still aspire to be.

Crowdsourced Funding: How to ask for $75K but get $1.5million

Laurel Papworth

Which will backfire because usually it’s then greeted with a deafening silence in the blogosphere, if not mild disdain. Casey Hopkins asked people to fund his new project to make a better dock for the iPhone. He wanted $75,000 he got $1.5 million. Kickstarter kicks ass. But how does one do that? How does one build a community that will give money to a project? Do you just stick it up on Kickstarter and hope for the best? Here are some steps to look at. Understand the opportunities.

Social Media Clout: Klout them up – don’t you know who I am?

Laurel Papworth

Because the blogosphere is full of very busy, successful practitioners that are nothing like journalists, we tend to give up on going to them after a short while. I just came up with a new term. To “To Klout Them Up” As in “ to hit them up” or ask for something. Klout is the social media ranking tool – tells companies how influential a twitterer or blogger or Pinterester is in influencing others to find, filter and forward their stuff.

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Marketing Beyond The Blog Buzz

Diva Marketing Blog

In 2004, I stepped into the blogosphere with Diva Marketing and soon after began developing workshops for the American Marketing Association on a national and local chapter level. Plus 1 Bonus : If you do nothing else – read blogs & monitor the blogosphere. Within the past week three people from three different industries (advertising, internal branding and higher education) asked me to contribute to posts they were writing about blogs. .

Is Today Tonight Breaking Facebook Competition Guidelines?

Laurel Papworth

What say you, O Blogosphere? Is the TV show Today Tonight breaking Facebook terms and conditions by running a competition requiring fans to like the Today Tonight Facebook page? . You can’t run a competition on Facebook, on your wall, by asking fans to like your page. You just can’t. And yet, Today Tonight is running a competition where the first requirement is to “like” Today Tonight on Facebook. Facebook Page Competition Guidelines T&Cs.

24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

But as the blogosphere continues to expand (as noted by Diana Adams below), it becomes more difficult to stand out and be heard above the noise. Despite any recent recent rants you may have seen about how blogging is dead or blogs are passé , the fact of the matter is that business blogging is now more important than ever.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Temporal Distortion


5 Key Innovations Made to the Blogosphere This Month – If you are a Triberr fan, you have to check out their latest plugin! 8 Industry Experts Weigh in on the Toughest Social Media Topics – Read the answers to some difficult questions about how social media is changing in 2012. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup.

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Just Because You Can (Publish an eBook), Doesn’t Mean You Should

Debbie Weil

Or does it just contribute to the blaa blaa blogosphere? The wonderful thing about the new world of publishing is that anyone can write, publish and start selling an eBook on Amazon Kindle. The unfortunate thing about the new world of publishing is that anyone can write, publish and start selling an eBook on Amazon Kindle. Sound too harsh? Maybe.

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To blog or not to blog – that is the question

Proactive Report

Some conflicting numbers showed up this week about blogs: The State of the Blogosphere from Technorati claims 70% of businesses are blogging. According to a recent analysis of websites and blogs by Percussion only 20.5% of mid market tech companies have an active blog. UMass Dartmouth studies show that back in 2007 INC 500 companies were outstripping the Fortune 100 when it came to blogging, but that the bloom has definitely gone off the blogging rose.

Protect Your Content from Being Copied in 3 Steps


Content scraping still haunts the entire blogosphere. In order to stop such exploitation you should either allow partial/short RSS feeds (so that the scraping software doesn’t take all of your content) or add a custom feed signature with a copyright notice in the feed footer section of your blog, like this: © 2012, All Rights Reserved ¦ yourblog.com. This guest post is by Abhishek of Budding Geek.

The 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Bloggers


If you look around in the blogosphere I’m sure you’ll find tons of bloggers who fit this description perfectly. Networking in the blogosphere isn’t even difficult. If you have some friends in the blogosphere, you can let them know whenever you publish something really valuable (your pillar content). This guest post is by Karol K of YoungPrePro blog.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Buttermilk the Dwarf Goat


Add these to your playbook, and never head out to the blogosphere without a gameplan again! 2012 Social Network Analysis Report – As Facebook became the mainstay for many users in late 2009 and into 2010 and continuing into 2011, we see the continued fallout in interest for many other social networks. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com.

Seth Godin on Steroids: Here’s My Evernote Password

Viper Chill

It’s a dipshit move — and sadly, a tech blogosphere staple. New York Times best-selling authors Chris Brogan and Julien Smith recently launched their latest book, The Impact Equation , and kindly mentioned me as someone who has built up a large following of passionate (and attractive) readers. They also compared me to Seth Godin, showing how people who write totally different types of content can still grow a respectable audience in the same niche.

Why are CEOs Afraid of Going Social?


The blogosphere is abuzz with the results of a new CEO.com survey which looked for social media accounts for all of the CEOs of the Fortune 500, and found that 70% of CEOs are not using social media.

5 Simple Online Services for Checking Content Plagiarism


If similar issues are being discussed in the blogosphere, it is not outside the realm of possibility that some similar content may inadvertently appear—even if the work was made by the blogger personally and not copied and pasted from someone else’s site. This guest post is by Kimberly Nilson of writemyessay4me.com.

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Blogging in Brief: Targeting, Teasers, and Trends


Australian Blogosphere Report released. Australian blog advertising network Nuffnang has released its 2012 Blogosphere Report , which provides interesting reading for anyone who’s in, or targeting, this space. The results show a number of interesting aspects: The Australian blogosphere is 92% female. The last few weeks have turned up some interesting new finds in the world of blogging.

Good Blogs Take Time


Even if they’ve only entered the blogosphere recently, if they’re already experiencing success, you can bet they’re leaning on a wealth of past experience with your niche, or a related niche, or with technology. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the course of my blogging career, it’s that good blogs take time.

What New Bloggers Can Learn From Some of History’s Greatest Minds


Turning to them to learn the ropes of the blogosphere is a no-brainer. In March of 2012, Nielsen published findings which tracked over 181 million blogs around the world. This guest post is by Kate Miller of BestWebsiteHostingServices.org. Today’s new bloggers are a fortunate group. The blogging community is swarming with a plethora of experienced bloggers who they can turn to for advice, tips and DIY tutorials.

Behind Every Great Blogger is an Even Greater Voice


The blogosphere would be a much better place if every fledgling writer didn’t attempt to achieve expert status from day one. On the flip side, those who are talented and skilled at poking fun in their industry make for some of the most entertaining reads in the blogosphere. The truth is, the blogosphere is growing fast. You can download his Affiliate Marketing 2012 Survival Kit for free.

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Five Blog Business Models That’ll Make You Money


One of the great things about the blogosphere is innovation, and the fact that there is an almost unlimited number of ways you can make money blogging. One glance around the web shows such variety in terms of the way bloggers approach their audiences and provide them with value. Image courtesy of stock.xchng user danzo08 The thing is, all that choice can be overwhelming. Those looking to being monetizing their blogs can be put off by the profusion of choices.

5 Essential Elements of a Successful Self-published Book


Much like the blogosphere, only the best rise to the top, while the rest get lost in a sea of noise. This guest post is by Srinivas Rao of BlogcastFM. Self-publishing is a hot trend. People’s eyes are lit up by the possibility of actually making money from their content. But there’s more to it than throwing together a PDF, uploading it to Amazon, and waiting for a check to arrive in the mail.

What George Orwell Taught Me About Blogging


The medium may have changed but these rules are as relevant to the blogosphere as they were in Orwell’s day. This guest post is by Trevor Ginn of Hello Baby. Having written masterpieces such as Animal Farm and 1984 , George Orwell is considered one of the greatest writers of all time. .

The Not-so-secret Ingredient of an Engaging Blog


As I read it, it reminded me of a question that I see asked often in the blogosphere: How can I make my blog more engaging? If you read Lisa’s post on the Grace of Communication over the weekend, I hope you felt inspired. Her heartfelt post really spoke volumes, and not just about social media. What’s “engaging”? If you’ve ever thought “I want my blog to be more engaging,” you probably had some idea in mind of what that means.

8 Reasons Why Students Should Blog


Here are eight reasons why students should join the blogosphere. The year 2012 is different. This is a guest blog post by Michael White of Musings of a PR Student. Students should be worried about their job prospects. Competition is rife and the top advertised jobs receive hundreds of applications. Our work experiences are not just being challenged by a surge of candidates, but our very degrees are being questioned. Surely only post-graduate degrees now hold credibility?