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On The Death Of Google Reader

Waxing UnLyrical

But is this just a sign of RSS feeds becoming a part of Internet Past? Before Google announced they were shutting down Reader , I hadn’t looked at my feed in months, maybe a year, or more. ” This is mainly because Twitter has become my RSS feed over the last couple of years. I think this could be the beginning of the end for the RSS feed. An RSS feed is really just another stop I have to make in my daily intake of information.

Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions

Kikolani

I follow a lot of blogs and various RSS feeds. Then I rename each subscription with the blog’s main Twitter handle. Plus, when I’m ready to periodically purge my RSS feeds, I can look at the Twitter handles and figure out quickly whether I have engaged with them or not. How to Export Your Google Reader RSS Feeds & Subscriptions. The first thing you will want to do is export your RSS subscriptions in Google Reader.

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Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

Though niches that have more web savvy audiences like marketing or technology are more likely to be affected, this is going to impact anyone who has built up their RSS readership. Also, doing it now means you can alert them again in the future with enough of a gap to remind them without annoying people who don’t subscribe via RSS. Step One: Find Another RSS Reader You’re Happy With. RSS monitoring is great for reputation management as well.

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The 3 big marketing fallacies for 2013

The Way of the Web

So identifying and tackling them now as part of your strategy for 2013 will be key in having a successful year with less problems. 2013 Marketing Fallacy 1: Content Quantity not quality: The recognition of how content has become increasingly important, and the rise of content marketing is a good thing for various reasons. 2013 Marketing Fallacy 2: We need more Facebook/Twitter/etc. 2013 Marketing Fallacy 3: It’s all too much.

Facebook Reader a welcome feature

Sherrilynne Starkie

I did, at one time, make use of an RSS reader called BlogBridge. I liked that it had the ability to search through feeds to find specific content. But little by little Twitter and Facebook have taken over the reader duties for me. Today, we are hearing reports that Facebook is going to launch a reader application, and my first thought was, I hope this won’t change Facebook’s current update feeds. Goodbye, Google Reader: 5 Alternatives to Get Your RSS Feed Fix.

10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.it

Kikolani

Twitter is one of my favorite networks to engage upon, primarily because you don’t have to wait until someone follows you to communicate with them and updates are fast to read as well as send at only 140 characters long. Plus, there are a ton of great tools for Twitter. helped me quickly identify the valuable people in my Twitter community that I was neglecting to engage with because of the noise in my Twitter stream. Who Needs a Twitter CRM Tool.

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Kikolani

The following are links to the contact information for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Reddit. Report an Issue with Home Page or News Feed. How to Contact Twitter Support. In order to contact Twitter, you have to jump through some hoops (answer a bunch of questions) in order to reveal the right contact form for your needs. Twitter’s mobile site. Twitter mobile apps.

2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

I hope you have enjoyed the social media humor and I’ll be continuing with my comics and cartoons throughout 2013 so check back or use the form on my home page to subscribe to my RSS feed and have them delivered to your Inbox. Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ Humor Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Social Media Twitter YouTube cartoon comic comic strip facebook linkedin social social media social networking

20 Tools to Grow Your Business, Efficiency and Productivity

Waxing UnLyrical

And while I still try to read my daily newspaper (albeit on my iPhone or iPad) and go through my Feedly (I decided I might as well get used to it since Google Reader is going away), I enjoy theSkimm’s take on current events (for the most part). Feedly : so … we all went through Google Reader withdrawal and started looking around frantically for an alternative. I’d signed up for Feedly a while back, and have just started using that as my RSS reader of choice.

Where Content Goes To Die

Twist Image

Long before RSS feeds, Twitter , Facebook and more, I was a heavy subscriber to email e-newsletters (in fact, I still am). twitter. bookmarking consumer content dvr dvrusage email enewsletter facebook feed marketer marketingcharts media mediaengagement motorolamobilty nielsen pvr recordedcontent recordedtvcontent rss technology television tv twitterWho amongst us is able to consume all of the content that we save?

Third Tuesday feat. Craig Silverman

Sherrilynne Starkie

May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013. Spundge is based on a “notebook” concept where users can curate and save posts from RSS feeds. May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013. May 27, 2013.

The Best Free (or Cheap) Tools for Blogger and Influencer Outreach

Adam Sherk

Followerwonk from SEOmoz is a great tool for researching Twitter users. The Twitter bio search allows you to easily find and evaluate users in specific areas. Twitter is often the easiest social gateway to finding bloggers since people with a blog tend to be on Twitter too. The tool indexes millions of RSS feeds and a Feed Authority score is applied to each. Related posts: The Best Free Tools for Twitter Analytics.

20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As the fourth-largest social network, and the fastest growing in 2012 , Twitter has emerged as a serious platform for business professionals to share breaking news, promote thought-leadership content, and engage with customers, prospects, peers and industry influencers. As noted here in a preliminary summary of the best Twitter articles and posts of 2012 last fall, “Twitterers collectively post a billion tweets every three days. Most effectively use Twitter advertising?

4 Ways to Make Sure You Always Have Something to Say Online

yMarketingMatters

Tools like Google Alerts and Yahoo Alerts monitor the web for you and alert you, by email or through RSS news feeds (see below), every time a new piece of information relating to your keywords is posted to the web. Hashtags: It used to be that #hashtags were used almost exclusively on Twitter. It’s probably the most common problem faced by bloggers and social media users. What am I going to say? What can I post that is topical, interesting and valuable?

Search and Social Weekly (1.4)

Josh S Peters

This is a short week for links, I just didn’t find that many “must reads” as I was going through my feeds and RSS to include in this roundup. Mobile, Local & Search: 5 Sources of Innovation & Investment in 2013. Search and Social Weekly FaceBook Search SEO Social Social Media twitterThe Difference between Strategy and Tactics. Because sometimes it’s good to get a refresher. How To Cite A Tweet In An Academic Paper.

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11 Google Reader Alternatives to Consider

Kikolani

July 1st is just about here, so if you haven’t already, now is the time to choose your alternative RSS reader of choice to replace Google Reader. The following are the current available web-based RSS readers you have to choose from and some quick facts about each. If you’re not ready to choose your new RSS reader, that’s OK. Please note that since I prefer looking at my RSS subscriptions in list view, I have included screenshots of each reader in that view.

Enter to Win 1 of 3 Lifetime Memberships to ElegantThemes

Kikolani

You will then have the option to earn entries by signing up to receive updates from Kikolani via email, become a fan of my Facebook page, follow me on Twitter, tweet about the contest, and refer this contest to friends. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. Kikolani is now using Feedblitz to deliver the latest posts to you via RSS. Are you in the market for new WordPress themes ?

Forget Best Practices – Get 100,000+ Likes with Your Genuine Voice

Convince & Convert

And from Expion , a free report on the top 50 retail brands’ social media use in 2013. The RSS feed is: [link]. Perhaps not surprising because he was Time’s Person of the Year , Pope Francis is the most influential world leader on Twitter. Pope Francis @Pontifex is the most influential world leader on Twitter. David Oliver, Brimfield Police Department.

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Popup Opt-in Forms: Case Studies, WordPress Plugins, and Alternatives

Kikolani

Are Email Subscription Pop-ups Worth The Risk (2013) – Pop-ups are probably one of the best ways to increase your email subscribers. How to Raise Your Email Opt-In Rate: 3 CRO Case Studies on Overlays (2013) – Generally, a site with an overlay garners up to 400% more email opt-ins than a site that relies on an in-line form will. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. Kikolani is now using Feedblitz to deliver the latest posts to you via RSS.

4 Ways to Make Sure You Always Have Something to Say Online

yMarketingMatters

Tools like Google Alerts and Yahoo Alerts monitor the web for you and alert you, by email or through RSS news feeds (see below), every time a new piece of information relating to your keywords is posted to the web. Using RSS (Rich Site Summary, or sometimes Really Simple Syndication) news feeds assemble feeds from different sources, including Google and Yahoo Alerts, into one place so you can scan all of them at once to find items of interest.

Contagion, Social Media, and Why Things Catch On

Convince & Convert

The RSS feed is: [link]. Students who are not already on Twitter are to join it and build up a follower base, tracking who looks at their tweets, etc. The researchers over at Syncapse have put together a study for 2013 valuing the average Facebook fan at $174.17. Jonah was not even on Twitter until about 8 months ago, but he started using it for Contagious. Jonah Berger, Wharton @j1berger.

5 Tips for the New Facebook Timeline for Personal Profiles

Kikolani

Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. Kikolani is now using Feedblitz to deliver the latest posts to you via RSS. If you are subscribed through a RSS reader like Feedly - my Google Reader alternative of choice - please click here to subscribe to the new feed link. Facebook is beginning to roll out the new timeline design for personal profiles for more users. If you haven’t looked at your profile yet, you should go check it out now.

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Fetching Friday – 20 Marketing Links & Sad Cat Diary

Kikolani

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. The Ultimate Resource for 2013 Inbound Marketing Stats and Charts – Looking for a compelling inbound marketing stat? Google Penguin 2013: How to Evolve Link Building into Real SEO – SEO used to be about tuning a website for optimal consumption by spiders. Or subscribe directly to Fetching Friday only via RSS.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & The Science of Productivity

Kikolani

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Save Your Business Blog From Google’s RSS Hammer – July 1st, Google’s RSS Reader is done. Social Media in 2013 – Demographics for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram – How are social media demographics in 2013 distributed? Or subscribe directly to Fetching Friday only via RSS.

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How Gary Vaynerchuk Uses Micro-Content to Drive Social Media Results

Convince & Convert

And from Expion , a free report on the top 50 retail brands’ social media use in 2013. The RSS feed is: [link]. We all know that the piece of content you write for Twitter doesn’t necessarily belong on Facebook, but that same mistake still happens constantly. Someone using Pinterest is going for something entirely different than someone using Twitter, and respecting that difference is essential. Gary Vaynerchuk, author @garyvee.

9 Tools to Improve Social Media Productivity

Convince & Convert

In the example above, the source is a blog’s RSS feed and the destination is a Twitter account. monitors the blog feed so when a new post is picked up by the RSS feed, it will automatically be delivered to the attached Twitter account for publishing there. With the free account, you can add up to 5 different blogs and send to 3 different social accounts, including Facebook and Twitter.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & The Future of Google Author Rank

Kikolani

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. The 2013 YouTube Marketing Guide – How does a company that sells blenders attract over 220 million views on YouTube? The Ultimate Guide to Twitter Ads for Small Business – Are you looking to get more followers on Twitter? Then Twitter ads may be the perfect fit for your small biz.

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3 Marketing Tools I Miss (and Their Alternatives)

Kikolani

Feedly also offers social engagement scoring on blog posts, but it is no where near as comprehensive as PostRank. Feedly only measures shares through their reader, Facebook, and Google +1′s. So far, the only thing that comes close is CommaFeed , although it has been a bit slow lately and doesn’t let you search within a specific group of RSS feeds or within just one feed. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter and Facebook.

How to Fix a “Broken Brand” with Social

Convince & Convert

And from Expion , a free report on the top 50 retail brands’ social media use in 2013. The RSS feed is: [link]. The areas are branded and allow people to watch the game up close while eating a hot dog, take photos with the logo, and view live Instagram and Twitter feeds about the game. ” Lots of Lightning jerseys at the stadium in 2013. What’s remarkable is that Twitter stats are now a normal part of ratings reporting.

Are Spammers on Your Mailing List Costing You Money?

Kikolani

Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. Kikolani is now using Feedblitz to deliver the latest posts to you via RSS. If you are subscribed through a RSS reader like Feedly - my Google Reader alternative of choice - please click here to subscribe to the new feed link. A few weeks ago, I noticed that Aweber charged me a little more than usual.

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10 Steps to Creating Reader-Oriented Blog Content

Kikolani

Set up RSS feeds for Google Search Results for terms that are relevant. You can also set up Google News RSS feeds in the same way. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This is a guest post by Kimberly Nelson. Reader-oriented blog content writing is simple once you are familiar with the basic building blocks required to draw the reader in and keep them reading.

Is Your Brand Socially Agile?

Convince & Convert

The RSS feed is: [link]. Andy was the engineer behind the world’s most successful Twitter campaign , which was centered around the hashtag #WantAnR8. The hashtag was actually originated by a consumer on Twitter, and Audi actually gave her the car for a weekend and filmed it, then ran a promotion on the hashtag. The RSS feed is: [link]. Andy White, Audi @white.

How to Maintain Your Brand’s Authentic Voice

Convince & Convert

The RSS feed is: [link]. The Boston Globe , Boston Police Department , MIT , and Cambridge Police Department did particularly excellent jobs of disseminating information to the public on Twitter. ” Of course, putting together a broadcast for television requires a little more than typing a tweet and sending it out, but at times it was shocking how far behind Twitter the televised news was. Brooks Thomas, Southwest @brooksethomas.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Google Internship

Kikolani

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. 18 Meta Tags Every Webpage Should Have in 2013 – While Google keeps messing around with our tried and true understanding of the title and meta description they are still the most important meta tags for an SEO to prepare. Also, be sure to follow him on Twitter @jasonphines or Google+ ! Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+.

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Fetching Friday – 22 Marketing Links

Kikolani

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Off-Page SEO in 2013 and Beyond – Off-site SEO factors have been transforming its filters to become more reliant in data that are outcomes from pure marketing efforts (off-page SEO is pure marketing). Also, be sure to follow him on Twitter @jasonphines or Google+ ! Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & World’s Cutest Frog

Kikolani

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. The State of Pinterest: What Content Marketers Need to Know Now – Wondering what’s new for Pinterest in 2013? Be sure to catch the weekly roundups by subscribing to Kikolani’s full feed via RSS or email. Or subscribe directly to Fetching Friday only via RSS. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+.

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Get Happy: Putting Yourself into Your Brand’s Personality

Convince & Convert

And from Expion , a free report on the top 50 retail brands’ social media use in 2013. The RSS feed is: [link]. Debbie joined more willingly; as a wine blogger she was already entrenched in the social media mentality when Twitter first came out. Keryl Pesce, @thehappybitch Debbie Gioquindo, @hvwinegoddess Happy B h Wines.

How to Price Your Services and Earn What You’re Worth

Kikolani

If you choose not to pay but love the book, consider sharing it with other freelancers, consultants, and people who struggle with pricing in their business by writing a review on your blog or sharing it on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. Kikolani is now using Feedblitz to deliver the latest posts to you via RSS. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review for a book that I really enjoyed reading and got some great ideas from.

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Stop Wasting Money: How to Get the Most Out of Your Blogging Education

Kikolani

Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. Kikolani is now using Feedblitz to deliver the latest posts to you via RSS. If you are subscribed through a RSS reader like Feedly - my Google Reader alternative of choice - please click here to subscribe to the new feed link. Over the last couple of years, I have consumed a lot of educational materials – free downloads, ebooks, paid courses, webinars, etc. Chances are, you have too.

Do You Know When to Create and When to Curate?

Convince & Convert

And from Expion , a free report on the top 50 retail brands’ social media use in 2013. The RSS feed is: [link]. When Paul joined Omaha Steaks , they already had some of the social channels in place: an Omaha Steaks Facebook page , a scattered Twitter presence, a company blog called Steak Bytes that shared recipes and resources. Paul Haskell, Omaha Steaks @phaskell.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Imagine the World

Kikolani

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. How to Increase Twitter Engagement with Nestivity – Learn how to increase Twitter engagement and followers with Nestivity, the Twitter tool that turns your tweets into conversations. Be sure to catch the weekly roundups by subscribing to Kikolani’s full feed via RSS or email.

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Fetching Friday – 21 Marketing Links

Kikolani

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. 12 Google Reader Alternatives to Consider – You still have until July 15th to download your Google Reader subscriptions and move them to an alternative RSS reader. Be sure to catch the weekly roundups by subscribing to Kikolani’s full feed via RSS or email. Or subscribe directly to Fetching Friday only via RSS.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Guest Blogging Hangout

Kikolani

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Share them easily on Twitter and look like an online marketing smartypants. If you offer RSS as a way to subscribe to your content, whether it’s a blog or some kind of feed, then you stand to lose a chunk of your traffic on July 1. But you should absolutely drive people to them with links in the News Feed or through advertising.

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