7 Effective Call-to-Action Examples and Why They Work

Writtent Blog

Wikipedia defines a call-to-action this way: A call to action, or CTA, is a banner, button, or some type of graphic or text on a website meant to prompt a user to click it and continue down a conversion funnel. More Call-to-Action Examples and Resources.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Heidi lists 29 helpful “leaps of faith to help you build your social media presence and activity,” such as building your social media tribe, introducing your connections to each other (where is may be mutually beneficial), and guest blogging.

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Trending Sources

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools


We’ve all heard examples of how breaking news spreads immediately on Twitter. It also creates custom graphs that display the activity for any given word on Twitter. But to get a quick idea of a user´s activity on Twitter (before I decide to follow him/her for example), I use [link].

Bots And The Next Wave Of Marketing

Twist Image

From Wikipedia : "An Internet bot. Bots are routinely used on the internet where the emulation of human activity is required, for example chat bots. In the past short while, we're beginning to see the rise of bots as an engine of powerfully good marketing, personalization and better service (look no further than the Quartz app above, as an example). Messenger's current active user base exceeds even the total number of iPhones ever sold. wikipedia.

Social Media Insecurity: What to do When Online Activity Affects.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social media is about helping one another and building real strong friendships, usually around a certain interest or activity. A deep understanding and full support of your partner’s activities online and off will translate to a long and happy relationship. An example.

Five models of content curation


This is a pretty good deconstruction of how we actively curate content for you here on SocialFishing, and it’s a useful way to think about particular kinds of posts you could be posting on your association or nonprofit blog relative to your industry topics. Here’s another example.

Using word clouds in communications analysis

Sherrilynne Starkie

According to Wikipedia a word cloud is a visual representation for text data, typically used to visualize free form text. For example, it takes a human to make the judgement about the overall sentiment of the data. Are passive terms larger than active ones?

“I Don’t Know What an API Is, and at This Point I’m Too Afraid to Ask”

Simply Measured

Schedule a 3 hour Wikipedia self-study session this evening. An example JSON blob for a single day, showing all of those dimensions would look like: Don’t worry about entirely understanding all the curly brackets and colons.

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Gamification: Why Play?


The post contained an infographic that predicted the most popular online activity and trend of the future to be location-based services such as Foursquare and Facebook Places. More than 130 games on Facebook have over 1 million monthly active users. Take Foursquare as an example.

In-House Counsel Use of Social Media Survey: An Interview With Greentarget’s John Corey

Myrland Marketing

Background : Invisible user is a term that is used in this survey to mean those who listen and aren’t actively engaging in conversation in Social Media. ” WIKIPEDIA. Lee Pacchia : “Wikipedia usage is up. Is Wikipedia really being used that frequently?’

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Share the 10OFF discount code for everyone, for example. Better yet, to show that the page is active, give the users control by letting their Fan posts show up on the front page. As a result, engagement goes up as the page appears very active.

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Why Can’t We Define Public Relations?


Our industry, for a very long time, has used media relations as the example when describing what we do because it’s tangible. ” ( per Wikipedia , and if you click through you’ll see the debate over the definition is far older than today’s debate.) [LONG POST ALERT!].

How to Create a Social Thought Leadership Presence for the C-Suite

Simply Measured

But if they can be sold on the benefits of social media as a crucial marketing activity, the individual becomes the heavy artillery in a firm’s marketing arsenal, and the rewards are bountiful. If you’re looking for examples who stand out, I follow a few who are good value.

SEO Mega-Checklist: 75 steps to increased visibility for your site (infographic)


Here’s an example of how you can shorten your URL. Therefore, it is advisable to be active on social sites as search engines use data from these sites to rank your website. Be Active On Quora To Improve Ranking. Search For Broken Link Building Opportunities on Wikipedia.

Digital grassroots: the Internet fights back

Sherrilynne Starkie

Michael Geist (Photo credit: Wikipedia). The new law provides a safe harbour to those who create and also those who host that content, for example.”. There is some organization, but mostly the activity is far more distributed than orchestrated campaigns.

The Ultimate Guide to Keyword Research

Viper Chill

Terms like Facebook, Marketing, Forex and eBay are examples of this. Examples of Body keyphrases could be Facebook Banners (surprisingly popular), Online Marketing, Forex News and eBay Motors. A Little-Known Way to View Wikipedia’s Analytics. Wikipedia Analytics.

How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

For example, they use a green background on Twitter, black background on their YouTube channels and maybe red on their Facebook fan page landing tabs. For example, I’ll put “I tweet. Examples of baits are: graphics, eBooks, whitepapers, scripts, website themes, coupon codes, etc.

The State of Link Building 2016: What I Learned Manually Analysing 1,000 Search Results

Viper Chill

For example, I recently sent 1,000+ clicks to various search results (from around the world) to see if an increased click-through rate (CTR) would influence search engine rankings. I get pitched a lot of SEO services via ViperChill and I also actively seek them out myself.

Seth Godin on Steroids: Here’s My Evernote Password

Viper Chill

How to Get The Founder of Wikipedia (or Anyone) to Reply to Your Emails. ” Source: Wikipedia. But some of them were active users, and those people loved the site — and both of those categories included Silbermann himself. ” Source: Wikipedia.

The Ultimate Guide to Making an Affiliate Income from Your Blog

Viper Chill

At the end of it all I’m going to show you an example of this being done extremely well by a very nerdy individual who really knows how to match his traffic to a non-sleazy sale. Also, the example at the end of this post is AWESOME. Is there an active community? Example.

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Social Media Strategy from A to Z » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Lead generation and client acquisition can be had on LinkedIn, especially in the B2B space, just as long as you’re active and engaging. If you’re active in any particular medium, you become influential.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff 2010 Social Media Strategy | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

We have seen plenty of examples of how government and politics (sometimes one of the same) are using social media.

Why Google Pushed Me to Build a (Bigger) Link Network

Viper Chill

Every single person who is active in SEO – especially those who do it for clients – should have built at least one link network for testing purposes. Rap Genius failed to show any examples and ignored repeated emails asking for this information.

Civic Crowdfunding vs Tax – Collaborative Government #Gov2

Laurel Papworth

some basic democratic activities and then. No Gov – complete Big Society community activism. Crowd Activism ie. Worth reading wikipedia (and better yet, the links at the bottom). Social Activism.

How to Build a Billion Dollar SEO Empire

Viper Chill

billion dollars” or in Facebook’s case “Oh cool, now they have 1 billion active users” After doing a lot of internet detective work for this blog post, I came across a post on a forum from a user identified as bclark. Example #2: No More Community Sponsored Posts.

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Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes Everybody

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I started telling her about the Wikipedia article on Pluto. You may remember that Pluto got kicked out of the planet club a couple of years ago, so all of a sudden there was all of this activity on Wikipedia. So if you take Wikipedia as a kind of unit, all of Wikipedia, the whole project--every page, every edit, every talk page, every line of code, in every language that Wikipedia exists in--that represents something like the cumulation of 100 million hours of human thought.

What Kind of Online Community Do You Have Behind Your Firewall?

Social Media Strategery

"We'll have our own Wikipedia!" Lurking, but not active. Active and insightful. To do it, you need some examples of similar reports that have been produced by other teams.

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Want to Friend Me on Facebook? Please Use My Public Page or.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Take my husband’s grandfather as an example. These examples above illustrate a typical usability question faced by Facebook users (well, except for Grandpa). Reply Ray January 13, 2010 at 2:06 am I could be wrong but the Facebook user claim is based on active users only.

50 of the Most Dependable Web Resources for University Students | Educhoices.org

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The site looks almost exactly like Wikipedia, but there is a difference between the two: Scholarpedia can be cited in research papers. Examples include style guidelines, writing instruction, editing tutorials and grammar guidelines.

The Fight for the Future of Influencer Analytics

Convince & Convert

The most notable changes are: An increase in ranking factors from approximately 100 to 400, meaning there are vastly more activity and behavior types comprising your Klout score. For example, using Peek I can determine that my friend Jason Falls has 3.1

How ViperChill Founder Dave Cunningham Generated $1.4M in 2015

Viper Chill

I was active in a number of forums regarding SEO and a member in one had been reading my blog and reached out to me about a potential job offer in South Africa. An example of the latter can be found below. If you had found this example you could have taught it to other people as well.

105 Ideas to Add to Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

Pull together content in the form of a list and name it thusly (take this post as an example). Just take a look at “ 25 Ways to Create Shareable Content ” for an example, which was the inspiration behind the post you’re reading right now.

105 Types of Content to Fill Up Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

Pull together content in the form of a list and name it thusly (take this post as an example). Just take a look at “ 25 Ways to Create Shareable Content ” for an example, which was the inspiration behind the post you’re reading right now.

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How to Get an Influencer's Attention

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

For example, I write a lot about AOL, and after the recent layoffs, I wrote how the entire mobile advertising team took a voluntary buyout and quit the company. One example is Mint and the insights they offer via their blog. She was the epitome of this example! (I

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Considering the above example, I pose a question on Facebook etiquette: Is it appropriate to let these requests sit in pending mode or to reject the friends outright?? I’m currently actively following over 200 folks.

The Ultimate Editing Checklist for Content Marketers


Convert from the passive to active voice. Active: Ben broke the window. Active: Russia hosted the ice hockey match this year. So, let me give you a few examples and leave it at that. Example: Think up a plan —> Devise a plan. Internally link (like Wikipedia).

What makes an effective knowledge worker? (Gurteen Knowledge)

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Books Amazon.com Books Wikipedia Collegiate Dictionary Collegiate Thesaurus Daypop Google Google Images Gurteen Hotbot HyperDictionary Translate to French Translate to German Translate to Italian Translate to Portuguese Translate to Spanish Yahoo. The Gurteen Knowledge Website.

How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

With 350 million+ users, a self-promoting and natural way to have people promote your product, and a very active audience full of close friends and family, what’s not to like? Here’s an example of a simple tab I set up: Welcome!

The ‘second screen’ is an integral part of life…

The Way of the Web

I’ve always been a fan of urban sports (skateboarding, urban trials, parkour and BMW in this example), and for once the description of ‘jaw dropping action’ is pretty true.

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

For example, one of my Friendster aliases is Times Square. Extracurricular programs combine summer programs, vacations, and related activities.