HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers
AUGUST 20, 2011
Badges are among the most visible elements of gamification, the use of game-thinking and game mechanics to engage media audiences. However, social media badges are often maligned as boring or weak. This has been exacerbated by the decline of Foursquare ’s badging system.
Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges
JULY 12, 2011
Nuh-uh, we have badges and stuff! Adding badges to your website does not make you any more of a gamified business than adding a picture of a giraffe makes you a zoo. Points and badges are a good start, but they are just a start. Badges?
Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore
MARCH 16, 2015
Shares Extract: George Brandis today said that “Bloggers are not Journalists” meaning they don’t need the same protection. It’s probably worth investigating the number of bloggers killed in the “Line of Duty”… Today, George Brandis Attorney General for Australia stated that “ bloggers are not journalists ” in regard to the #metadata debate (Government accessing Big Data vs Privacy debate). Bloggers are not Journalists. (see
How to Leverage the Potential of Blogger Outreach
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Blogger outreach is reaching out to the blogger community to create a relationship that involves you having regular, constructive and mutually beneficial contact with them. What is Blogger Outreach? The way you approach these publishers forms the very core of Blogger Outreach.
The Vanity of New Metrics
JANUARY 15, 2014
You can see this already with leaderboards and badges for social giving, fitness apps, and more. ” Or badges on their blog. Consider school grades, attendance reports, boy and girl scout badges, colored belts for martial arts, etc. Boy scout badges image by torbakhopper.
Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?
OCTOBER 4, 2012
Applying for ranking with the Ad Age Power 150 to get that awesome badge in the sidebar of your blog. When a blogger hits the big time and earns a ton of subscribers or has a large community commenting, said blogger has to be there to reply, engage, comment, and return the favor.
Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime
NOVEMBER 12, 2013
What can a blogger learn from the worst criminals in America? Let the identity serve as a badge of honour. For many entrepreneurs and bloggers, making acquaintances and building friendships lead to interview opportunities, traffic building exercises, and even the odd friendship or two.
The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach
OCTOBER 6, 2010
skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Tuesday, October 5, 2010 The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach Its not often that two of my favorite things to blog about happen to intersect but today youre in luck. Mom blogger drama has made its way to the association world.
6 Ways Web Check-ins Can Benefit Your Brand
Convince & Convert
DECEMBER 22, 2010
Tweet Guest post by Clinton Bonner , community connectivity expert, futurist, and blogger at Everything to Everything. Instead of “checking in at a restaurant or coffee shop via a mobile application, MOJO (and others) let you “check-in to a particular piece of Web content (blog post, video, photo, graphical badge), and assign points and other rewards for an array of marketer-determined behaviors. And it’s a lot more than just giving out some badges.
Breaking Out of Social Disclosure Jail With CMP.LY
Convince & Convert
MARCH 3, 2011
It’s been about 15 months since those crazy kids at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) passed their new disclosure guidelines to “protect the public from inappropriately cozy business relationships being companies and bloggers, tweeters, Facebookers and more. badges.
Link Building Tactics for Publishers
MAY 14, 2013
Widgets and badges. Utilizing various forms of widgets and badges is a tactic more often used by other types of businesses, but it is applicable to publishers too. Blogger and influencer outreach.
The Baconator on Social Media
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
We bloggers like badges. Right here on WUL, there are a few that I’m proud of (you’ll remember how thrilled I was when we finally got the Alltop badge ). But today I’m exceptionally proud to unveil my newest badge and, perhaps, my favorite of all: the Baconator.
Outsourcing Social Media Management
MARCH 4, 2013
Outsourcing Social Media Management: The Flawed Logic of the Badged Employee. For example, a successful blogger outreach program is infinitely more impactful for your brand over one that never gets off the ground! The badge doesn’t change the dynamic.
The Carrot and Stick of Social Media Disclosure
Convince & Convert
JULY 17, 2012
URLs, along with our recognizable visual badges for multiple disclosure types across all digital and social media platforms. influencer outreach blogger relations CMP.LY Did you cringe just a bit when you saw the word disclosure in the title?
Lanyrd: Social Media Conferences & More
APRIL 13, 2011
I’d love to see a more user friendly badge feature to give bloggers an easy way to implement dynamic content to their sites regarding their conference participation. It seems like almost every day more and more cool sites are popping up taking advantage of the social web. A few weeks ago I stumbled across another gem, Lanyrd and it’s officially my go to site for all things conferences.
PR 101- Reaching Out to Bloggers
JULY 2, 2010
If you’ve got a great story it seems only natural for PR to reach out to bloggers in your space and get them to write about you right? Yeah… well that seems to be the latest problem for bloggers who get tons of emails and press releases every day trying to get them to write about whatever product or service. So if you really want to connect with bloggers you need to read these best practices first. Well maybe some read the PitchEngine releases, but bloggers?
Returning to the Gravity Summit
SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
P.S. To conference producers reading this sentence, I’m more than willing to write pre- and post-writeups about your social media marketing event if you have the goodness in your heart to provide media bloggers like me access.
How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks
APRIL 15, 2013
Pages Badge Application. Insights Badge Application. Ads Badge Application. You''re reading How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks , originally posted on Kikolani and copyrighted by Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger.
Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
We took two approaches: I commented on every post that was mine with things such as, “You can’t scrape a blogger’s content and not attribute correctly” or “Boy, this blog post sure looks familiar.”
Gamification: Much Less Scary Than What’s Under the Bed
MAY 28, 2012
All of them are smart and savvy bloggers, and we know you’ll enjoy what they have to say! When the term “gamification” is used, many envision a highly technical system of levels and badges and that can be done. Here’s the latest post in our “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” column.
Conference Season: Learning for More than Members
MAY 7, 2012
All of them are smart and savvy bloggers, and we know you’ll enjoy what they have to say! The client set me up with a staff badge and I spent the day bouncing from session to session, chatting with attendees and walking the floor.
24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012
DECEMBER 12, 2012
Plant +1 badges on all your assets to take advantage of the Direct Connect tool that automatically brings customers and prospects searching in your category to your page.” This tip from guest blogger Mark Traphagen (again) is almost too good to share.
Dr. Houzz Reveals a Widget-Flawed Google Algorithm
APRIL 7, 2014
The Norton badge works totally fine (it is a pop-up with security information like most privacy badges) so there’s really no need for the link. On January 28th you may recall that I did a huge blog post on why I’m building a bigger link network.
How Businesses like Sylvan Learning Center and Computer Explorers.
Saying It Social
JUNE 22, 2010
Foursquare awards points and badges when users check-in at locations (check-ins can be done via a mobile phone with internet access or a computer). Businesses can engage and reward consumers by providing deals and discounts to Foursquare users that hold certain badges for checking in and patronizing their business.
4 Critical Mistakes that Cost me 1000?s of Subscribers, Fans and Followers
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
Like many early stage bloggers, for months I obsessed about seeing the chiclet count on my Feedburner badge hit 1,000, only to find that it wouldn’t do much for me other than inflate my ego. If there’s one thing that cost me and many other bloggers 1,000′s of subscribers, it is not having landing pages in their guest post bylines. There is probably not a single successful blogger who won’t tell you that “the money is in the list.”
3 Simple Gamification Ideas for Your Brand Strategy
JUNE 26, 2012
Let customers earn points, badges, and rewards. Additionally, you can benefit from offering them badges and rewards like free shipping or gifts once they've accrued a certain number of points. Katheryn Rivas is a freelance education writer and blogger. How does a bank get its customers to trade their free checking accounts for checking accounts that charge a monthly fee? According to the Chicago Tribune , it turns the process of switching accounts into a game.
Your Mom Tells You What You Want to Hear
JANUARY 31, 2011
We even judge people with friends who judge the same way (I’m really bad in airports; like someone handed me a fashion police badge and a book of blank tickets). Go find a reporter, blogger, or even colleague who you completely disagree with and have a conversation with them.
Interview with Community Manager: Helen Lynch from Yell.com
Social Media Citizens
MAY 5, 2011
On the blog we’ve been featuring interviews with our ‘Local Heroes’; the independent businesses our users really like, and some of our favourite food bloggers. We’re hoping to extend the scope to interview businesses and bloggers from other spheres in the near future, but when we launched most of our users were focused on reviewing restaurants and cafes so that’s been the focus to date. Visible status symbols, such as badges or greater visibility on site are always good.
PayPal Research Shows Strength of Community Trumps Popularity
NOVEMBER 2, 2011
A DonorsChoose.org fundraising competition among bloggers —- including TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington and All Things D’s Kara Swisher —- was dominated by a blogger offering to parade around in a tomato suit.
Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
JANUARY 5, 2012
Top 10 Attributes of a Successful Blogger : If you like writing, have good grammar skills, are creative, and have an entrepreneurial spirit, you might make a great blogger for yourself or your company! It’s my birthday and I have some great news!
Tips for Starting a New Facebook Fan Page
DECEMBER 13, 2011
After some browsing of some awesome freelance writers’ fan pages, I decided to name mine with the title Freelance Writer & Blogger. At the bottom of it was a badge saying it was created with the free version of Pagemodo.
7 Best Newsletter Builders for Creating Great Newsletters
MAY 20, 2013
Mailchimp is one of the most popular email clients for bloggers thanks to its affordability, ease of use, high-quality campaign reports , and fun quirky culture. Like other forms of content marketing, email marketing can be a very powerful tool for boosting engagement and generating leads.
Creating Online Courses with Kunerango
MAY 23, 2014
You will want to promote your courses every chance you get – consider using organic and promoted posts on social media, an announcement to your mailing list, email signatures, a badge on your blog, a blog post, and any other avenue you can think of to get the word out.
5 things I’ve learned from failed blog posts
JULY 19, 2011
That post last week was easily the least engaging post I’ve ever written earning me yet another badge of lessons learned. So, bloggers…do you agree with my lessons learned? So every once in a while…I think I have a fabulous idea for a blog post.
7 Effective Ways to Market Your Business Blog
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Promote other bloggers, be an active participant in digital communities, and network tirelessly. Display your Feedburner badge, and don’t be shy about sharing how many subscribers you’ve gained. Over 392 million people worldwide view more than 13.3
Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both
AUGUST 20, 2011
As a result, publishers and bloggers of all sizes are constantly bleeding site content to social channels in order to encourage crucial engagement and interaction outside of their homepages. Meanwhile, bloggers and small content producers are adopting new technologies at lightning speed.
4 Free Tools for Researching Guest Blogging and Advertising Opportunities
MARCH 13, 2011
They even offer a badge you can add to your site that will link advertisers to your Google Ad Planner data.
Why Critics of Klout Are Missing the Big Picture
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
The pugilists are plentiful, and appear to be trying to win a merit badge for dismissiveness. I’ve seen Klout engage with a large number of bloggers and talking heads openly and honestly (without of course revealing the algorithmic secret sauce).
7 Insider Tips To Help You Get Noticed On Blog Directories
DECEMBER 14, 2013
Once you’ve found directories to list on, you can be one of the 99% of bloggers who press ‘submit’ without thinking too much about the potential of that listing. If the blog directory requests that you display their hyperlinked badge or text link on your blog, then display it loud and proud.
Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business
JANUARY 26, 2011
Making a leader board, developing badges, or another effort to reward participation with recognition in the community will be an important component of a world-class community.