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How badges help news websites build community, make money | Poynter.

Just like the military uses badges to display rank, and scouts use them to honor accomplishments, a news site or mobile app can award digital badges to users who complete tasks or reach certain levels of engagement. The Huffington Post offers badges for connecting with other users, moderating comments and other useful behaviors. But I think it’s worth it. Community building.

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Creating Google Plus Business Pages

Janet Fouts

The online social media magazine Social Media Examiner didn’t waste any time creating a page, and neither did most of the regular users of Google Plus. Once you leave this page, just click “Get Started” under your avatar and you’ll find a place to create a custom badge for your website as well as some good advice from Google about making the most of your page.

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Dr. Houzz Reveals a Widget-Flawed Google Algorithm

Viper Chill

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. There’s no badge attached, just the text “About SSL certificates” The exact phrase that Godaddy were using for a lot of their links. (I magazine (and using Inc. Cigna, a Global Health Insurance company.

Foursquare and The New York Times Archive Would Be a Great Match

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Foursquare and The New York Times Archive Would Be a Great Match by Adam Sherk on February 9, 2010 Now that Foursquare is all the rage (or the bane of existence if you don’t like all those check-in and badge tweets invading your Twitter stream) news sites are looking at how best to leverage location-based social networks.

3 Things Marketers Can Learn From Teenagers

Convince & Convert

Anyone who tweets about a brand or favorites a brand is doing it because it is a symbol of who they are–it is a token, it is a badge. You will have to leaf through more ads than content in your magazine. Image via I came across an Inc. article by Abigail Tracy recently with a brilliant Seth Godin quote in it. People care about themselves. I love that. Don’t. A lot.

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The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Contributor to the Social Media Marketing Magazine – B2B Column. Speaker at TEDx and is regularly quoted in publications and news media, including Marketing Magazine, Canadian Marketing Association, Philadelphia Inquirer, Fast Company and City News Toronto. In addition, Eric writes a column for SMM Magazine, and contributes as part of the “Crew&# at The Social CMO Blog.

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women

Blue Focus Marketing

Jenara is an Asia-based filmmaker, organic farmer, and freelance journalist for Fast Company magazine and CNNGo, as well as a Harvard and Berkeley grad. She’s also the editor of Brain Pickings and writes regularly for Wired UK magazine, The Atlantic and Design Observer. Ellen writes for Fast Company magazine and helps run the 30 Second MBA site. What is it? Amber Buhl.

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men

Blue Focus Marketing

Contributor to the Social Media Marketing Magazine – B2B Column. Speaker at TEDx and is regularly quoted in publications and news media, including Marketing Magazine, Canadian Marketing Association, Philadelphia Inquirer, Fast Company and City News Toronto. In addition, Eric writes a column for SMM Magazine, and contributes as part of the “Crew&# at The Social CMO Blog.

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How To Get Celebrities To Tweet You


Most Twitter users usually know to look for the Verified Account badge in the profile information of someone’s Twitter page. You should also make sure the badge is clickable because sneaky fakers have gotten clever and made the background image on their Twitter profile include that Verified badge image but the badge isn’t clickable. I often Tweet a lot.

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How to Systematically Build a Mountain of Links


Distilled’s SEO Guide to Creating Viral Linkbait and Infographics and Smashing Magazine ’s The Death of the Boring Blog Post are also linkable assets. Guides: The guides that I mention above by Distilled and Smashing Magazine provide evergreen content in the form of “how-to” guides. Creating a badge for accomplishing some sort of task is another great example of linkable asset that is spread by embedding the code. For instance, once you “finish” Distilled’s link bait guide, you can grab a badge that shows off your new knowledge: Monitoring your linkable asset.

The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

The magazine industry is crumbling. There have been over 140 million comments left on the Huffington Post, and they’ve taken advantage of that by totally overwriting their comment system, creating badges for specific types of users and implementing advanced, automated spam checking controls. This is an important blog post, because it makes a prediction. They really don’t.

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Top 10 Public Relations Blunders for 2012

Bill Hartzer

The confluence of these issues was too much to bear for many Americans: parents pulled their boys out of scouting, corporations such as United Parcel Service withheld donations and adult Eagle Scouts returned their badges. I always look forward to the end of the year. Every year Fineman PR puts out their list of the top public relations blunders. I’ve posted this for the past few years.

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers


She has written for major sites like Mashable and Smashing Magazine as well as published the book Internet Famous: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Online Celebrity. Lisa is a publisher of an online fitness magazine, fitness blogger for AOL, and happy almost always. And it’s no surprise they notice. A Little List Analysis. Who Are These Women. Enjoy! Adria Richards. Ali Brown.

mizz information: List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers

skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Monday, February 1, 2010 List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers Every time I see Jeremiah Owyangs list of corporate social media strategists and community managers I wonder when hell do a similar list for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees--or nonprofits, for that matter. Im realizing he has his hands full trying to keep up with the list of enterprise social media types since the market for these jobs seems to be exploding, so I may as well just start my own list for nonprofits. the way the way Web 2.0

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The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach

Share Posted by Maggie at 10:20 PM | Older Post Home Subscribe to: Comment Feed (RSS) Subscribe via email Subscribe in a reader Get this badge. 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. Score. Is that fair?

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The Creative Plateau and Content Curation

Read more» Maggie Fox is the founder and CEO of Social Media Group & was named one of the Top 100 Marketers in Marketing Magazine. Urban sustainability, green building, and alternative transportation Social Media Today LLC © 2010 Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Jobs | Get a Badge | Help | About & Contact. Here are three possible reasons: 1. Think of any subject. Pros 1.

Blog Design for ROI Rule #3: Shower Attention and Appreciation On Your Community


Awards, badges, and recognition. Since you want to encourage high quality participation, as well as helping people understand why they should visit a particular member’s profile page instead of clicking elsewhere, give your members titles (or “badges”) and display these alongside members’ profiles. The skeptics amongst you may ask, “What are the benefits?”

Unlocking the value of Foursquare « The Cube

Gemma Went

You can earn points and unlock badges as you discover new things. There is a competitive edge to it (the more you check in at locations, the more points and badges you win – there’s even a leaderboard), however I believe the true value is in the word of mouth opportunities they offer. I’ve been trying out both Foursquare and Gowalla for a little while and can see great potential for brands using them in the future. Foursquare is the clear favourite for me so I will focus more on that here. Of course, as the user base grows, so will these tips. Well done so far.

78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Oli Gardner reveals key tactics for converting social media followers into buyers, from using a landing page with a clear call to action and offering “social proof&# through badges and widgets to optimizing post-conversion opportunities. Managing Your Reputation Online: 5 Essential Tools by CIO Magazine. With the amount of helpful content about social media marketing growing faster than Facebook’s user base or Lindsay Lohan’s court appearances, it’s tough to keep up. Social Media Marketing Tips, Tactics and Guides. by Kuno Creative. 5 stars. s, 50?s, s, 70?s

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Musing About QR Codes

Ari Herzog

And unlike the Microsoft Tags which I’m also seeing in magazines, QR technology is free for anyone to use. I bought several eye-catching customized conference badges for $2.50 Hold your smartphone up to this image and, if you have Google Goggles or another barcode-reading application active, you can scan this and be shown information about me. I see QR codes everywhere these days, from newspaper classified advertisements to restaurant menus to retail storefront doors. Granted a mere 6.2% They are real people. They include me and maybe you too. Want a QR code of your own?

Repositioning Through Social Media: The Conan O’Brien-Case


Throughout his time at Harvard, O’Brien wrote for the humor magazine, Harvard Lampoon. A huge orange blimp – hot air balloon – with a build in GPS has been circling around major cities on the east coast during the month of October enabling Foursquare-users to earn a Conan-BlimpSpotter badge as well as seeing images on Flickr. • So what exactly has he done?


Freemium Revenues: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Wired offers the magazine for free online yet 800,000 pay $1 a month for subscriptions. And 9,000 buy the magazine at newsagencies. Offer additional services at a premium but don’t annoy the member – make it a nice-to-have, or a way of showing value, or a Badge of Honour (for ProAms professional amateurs). And what is free stuff anyway – marketing? Too weird.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Like last year, if your article is highlighted in this comprehensive post, there’s a badge for you to proudly celebrate this achievement on your site. How to Integrate Social Media into Product Marketing (Social Computing Magazine): This is a nice detailed guide on how you can market products via social media. And like last year, I have a gift for you. Here’s 2007.

Why Aren’t You Promoting Your Social Profiles? 10 Ways to Make it Happen

Social Media Citizens

Plus, as you update your social networks, it reflects on your blog/website badge which not only makes you look up to date, but it provides your website/blog with fresh content on a consistent basis. Add to Your Advertising : This one is a no-brainer – make sure that you add the link to your social media presence in your magazine, newspaper, radio and television advertising. 3 types of blog: closed, conduit and participant in the conversation

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Renjith on Cybersociology Magazine - relaunch? Neo Magazine (Argentina, 04/05). This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from robinhamman. Make your own badge here. trendy site badges. subscribe. what is this? search cybersoc. Categories. academic studies. activism. b4b2007. blogging. blogging techniques. citizen journalism. conferences/events. Current Affairs. cybersex. Data Protection Act. digital television. headshift. internet libel. journalism. leweb3. location based services. mmr2007. mobile. Music. netvocates. newspapers. nmkforum2007.

Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I do this normally by skimming lots of magazines, newsgroups and blogs. Now, Im assuming that we will be disciplined enough during our use cases to roughly do the following: Articles in Print Magazines - No matter how you do it (I personally rip out the articles as I read), get the article in front of the computer. eLearning Technology. Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on eLearning Trends.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, November Discounts & Life on Facebook


How to get your community to build links for you – ways to motivate your community to link to you with badges, leaderboards, and more. 21 of the best magazine style WordPress themes. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, a great discount code for November, and life on Facebook on The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing. What benefist do you get from blogging networks ? Facebook. Twitter.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2008: Social Media, SEO, and More " techipedia | tamar weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

New for 2008: If your article is highlighted in this comprehensive post, we have badges for you! SEO Mastermind Aaron Wall Brings Bad News : In an interview with Entrepreneur magazine, Aaron Wall talks about all things SEO. Thanks again to the Portland Web Design company for their awesome badges (and to Jill for the idea). Let me know how I did in the comments. Nuff said.

Social Media 2008: The End of the Beginning or the Beginning of the End?

Marketing Profs, The Huffington Post, even the old-line business magazines like Forbes and BusinessWeek, discovered that most bloggers were willing to produce good content for free as long they could write about what they wanted to write about, reach a bigger audience and build their personal and professional brand. Blogging was way cowboy cool. The cowboys grew restless.

How I Achieved Blogging Success In 30 Days

Tia’s Note: This is a PERFECT combination of blog promotion tactics to see results rather quickly. Use them! Thanks, Wayne! When the doors to a new blog are opened, usually you don’t have a bunch of people waiting outside to run in. Well, this is exactly what appears to have happened with my blog. Hopefully bloggers new and old will be able to take something away from this. Great.

Cyberbullying and blogs – a case study Mumbrella

Laurel Papworth

NOTE: for overseas readers, Tim Burrowes is a journalist, ex-editor of B&T magazine and others I guess and now a blogger. Stil appears to be wearing the name badge of Dr Mumbo’s other favourite blogger, Laurel Papworth. What is a cyberbully? Can adults really be bullied by pixels? Surely it’s a case of sticks and stones? Or should we speak up? That is not cyberbullying.