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. Benefits of creating a badge system Creating a badge system isn’t easy.

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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. Everybody’s been arguing over the value of Google Plus lately.

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Trending Sources

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. magazine (and using Inc. I don’t get the physical magazine; I just download it on my iPad so it’s very convenient.

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

Adam Sherk

What Horrible Things Did Time Magazine Do in 1964?

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.

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.

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.

The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

The magazine industry is crumbling. This is an important blog post, because it makes a prediction. A prediction about the future of blogging; a platform actively used by over 181 million people (Nielsen data for October 2011).

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.

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.

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.

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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. This guest post is by Neil Patel of Quick Sprout.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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


Awards, badges, and recognition. When I was in high school and really into hiphop, I used to frequent a forum, NobodySmiling, that did a good job of this, placing badges (in the shape of various trophies) for various achievements alongside members’ posts.

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.

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.

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.

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


Throughout his time at Harvard, O’Brien wrote for the humor magazine, Harvard Lampoon. Tweet If you are a frequent reader of this blog you might have noticed that this isn’t the first time the American talk show host, Conan O’Brien, has found his way to these pages.


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. 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.

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. People are able to write about things in more detail that a magazine can possibly do. I still skim the magazines, but I find myself consciously spending more time with alternative sources.

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.

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.


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

Aggregated blogging networks + plus interactive community features are simply a new form of community newspaper or trade magazine. Read more» Maggie Fox is the founder and CEO of Social Media Group & was named one of the Top 100 Marketers in Marketing Magazine.

How I Achieved Blogging Success In 30 Days

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?