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HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

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.

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

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Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves

Spin Sucks

Tools such as Yoast (a WordPress plugin), FeedBlitz (an RSS feed and email subscription service), and Genesis (a WordPress theme) automatically create that sentence for you so it appears any time someone scrapes your content. RSS footer.

Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?

Spin Sucks

Applying for ranking with the Ad Age Power 150 to get that awesome badge in the sidebar of your blog. Migrating from freebie to Feedblitz (or other RSS publishing options). Today’s guest post is by Jayme Soulati . If your blog was ranked (how does that even happen?)

The Gamification of News

Social Media Marketing

This week Google announced the launch of their Google News Badges. Edition of Google News now lets you collect private, sharable badges for your favorite topics. Keep your badges to yourself, or show them off to your friends.

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3 Top Challenges Facing the Social Content Curator

What’s more, the tool integrates with the top social media dashboard tools in the business – including Buffer, Hootsuite, Sprout Social and Oktopost – so that you can easily set your account to include Start a Fire badges on every URL you post. Post by Adi Englander.

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


Pages Badge Application. Insights Badge Application. Ads Badge Application. Kikolani is now using Feedblitz to deliver the latest posts to you via RSS.

On Creativity and Content

Waxing UnLyrical

If you’re a regular reader (and if you’re not, there’s that lovely RSS button/email subscription box in the right sidebar, hint hint), you’ll remember Erin as the very talented artist who created the Baconator badge for me (thank you, Klout).

I Don't Care Where. You. Are. Right. Now. | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

If it is worth it to you to tick off a bunch of your online friends to publicly proclaim that you just earned a GymRat badge on Foursquare and you’re comfortable with the privacy issues of announcing where you are at every given moment, then more power to you.

4 Critical Mistakes that Cost me 1000?s of Subscribers, Fans and Followers


A Focus on RSS Numbers. 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. The number of people who subscribe to your blog via RSS is one of the most meaningless metrics because it’s not an accurate representation of who is really reading your blog. Related Posts How to Keep Your RSS Subscribers.

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

Adam Sherk

Sitemap | RSS | © 2009-present Using Thesis Wordpress Theme

7 Best Newsletter Builders for Creating Great Newsletters

Writtent Blog

RSS-to-email and blog digest capability. This email manager offers unlimited image hosting, automatically inlines CSS, and doesn’t impose design restrictions or “powered by” badges, allowing you to be as flexible and creative as you want. RSS to email.

Make Your LinkedIn Profile Work for You |

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Subscribe to the RSS feed and get lots more! HERE STARTS THE BADGES SECTION. When adding new badges, make sure to wrap them in tags. Covering social media business strategy and personal power. About. Speaking. Rockstars. Subscribe. Newsletters. Make Your LinkedIn Profile Work for You. May 19, 2008. LinkedIn is a professional network built around one’s employment capabilities.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

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.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It’s my birthday and I have some great news! In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. And I did.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

Join the conversation by adding Mashables Pete Cashmore to your Circles on Google+ Close Welcome to Mashable! Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started!

8 Powerful Features to Help You Use Buffer to the Fullest

Buffer Social

You can be sure that the post will stay on that date, too, if you see the blue badge icon on the update. I use it as a big RSS feed to find great content for social media. Social media offers a huge opportunity for you to reach and connect with people in creative ways.

20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing


This includes your traffic, overall audience (include RSS subscribers & social followers), SEO stats, and any other data you wish to share. As each year passes, blog marketing techniques evolve. What worked in 2011 may or may not be as effective in 2012.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

How I Grew My RSS Subscription Count by 243% (Quick Sprout): Neil Patel offers some really good actionable web design tweaks that brought him an increased number of RSS subscribers.

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media |

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Build RSS outposts on Facebook. Add Flog Blog, and several other RSS tools. There are 60+ rss readers in my blog, I write daily with at least 1 article. Chris, when you discuss making Facebook an “Outpost,&# are there any other RSS/etc. Andy - blog networks, feedheads, simply rss, to name a few. I’ve been looking for a good RSS parser for Facebook for a lone time. HERE STARTS THE BADGES SECTION.

11 Reasons Why Prospects Don’t Convert Into Customers

Convince & Convert

If you haven’t yet written a book, the “social proof” (or evidence) surfers seek can come from articles, videos, reports, case studies, testimonials, badges, certifications, press releases, and so on.

Measuring Social Media ROI & Goal Conversions with Google Analytics 5 – Allows users to automatically tweet new RSS feed items to their users. Build, Publish & A/B Test Landing Pages Without IT Log In or What Is It?

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The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

A lot has changed from the days when Digg was the only share button people used on their posts and – besides going directly to a website – RSS was the most common way to consume blog content. People can leave comments, and they can subscribe to your updates via RSS.

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9 Elements of the Perfect Post


Use this area to show off links to your social networks, subscriptions to your RSS feed and email list, and free downloads of white papers, infographics or badges. This guest post is by Ginny Soskey of Shareaholic. A perfect blog post is hard to come by.

How to Use Your Blog to Leverage Social Proof and Increase Your Authority


Badges – If you have badges that mention article directories or web directories, these provide no benefit and just serve as a distraction. Total number of followers (including email, RSS and social media). This is a guest contribution from Ad am Connell.

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Do you lose value by turning off comments on a blog?

The Way of the Web

A hope for the future: But there also needs to be more resource devoted back to improving the commenting systems available – ideas such as Disqus tools for commenter badges and status levels need to be more widely available to allow for better user moderation.

7 Tips for Effective Marketing with Twitter


The fact that Twitter can be set up to automatically update your followers every time you post a blog entry or that any RSS feed can be re-broadcasted through your Twitter postings, are great examples of Twitter’s strengths. Another great option is the ability to add buttons, badges and widgets to sections of your other sites (articles, pages, etc.)

Social Pros 17 – Maria Ogneva, Yammer

Convince & Convert

The RSS feed is: [link]. Jim : I’m really surprised that that whole badge stuff really didn’t take off as much. People want to feel satisfied, and I thought the badges really… let me put it to you this way.

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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Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary


Atom and other Web syndication formats like RSS are now used for many purposes, including journalism, marketing, bug-reports, or any other activity involving periodic updates or publications.

Meta! Here’s how Storify looks telling the story of Storify

Microsoft’s vision for a “next-gen newspaper&# looks like TweetDeck How a blog, a camera, and a court are feeding journalism’s long tail In the Times R&D Lab, the future of news is the future of advertising Badges? We might need some stinkin’ badges!

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. Subscribe to new posts by RSS Subscribe to The Cube in a reader Find out what RSS is here What the heck is RSS?

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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Yet Another SXSW Post (And, No, I Don't Know If You Should Go Next.

Almost Savvy

Keeping up-to-date on which parties are where and when, which are invitation-only, open to anyone with a SXSW badge or open to anyone period, is an exercise unto itself. If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed !

WEEK 1: Introduction to LinkedIn - Work Literacy

Buzz Marketing for Technology

You can also add your LinkedIn badge to this forum and/or to your Ning profile page by going to your profile page on LinkedIn and looking for the "Promote my Profile" link. You can also add your badge to your blog, as Paul did. For more detailed instructions on how to find/add your badge, check out Kates post ). heres my attempt at pasting the html badge: Harold Jarche said: ▶ Reply to This. how do i get the badge?? Work Literacy Badge. Badges |.

Local Business Offers Up Foursquare Special

Freelance Social Media

It was the venue of Lawrence’s only known “Swarm&# badge on Foursquare so it should come as no surprise that it would have such a special.


Buzz Marketing for Technology

25Tools Badge. Get your own 25Tools badge for your website or MySpace page. ( Get More Badges. Search. 25Tools. Community for the 25 Tools Programme. My Page. Members. Forum. Groups. Videos. Members. View All. Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day. 2 online clocks. Jumpcut. Rich Chart Live. Need any advice or support? Zoomii Books. Moreâ?¦. Latest Activity. Vicki Mizner joined the group 25 Tools for K12 educators 1 day ago. Sidonie Pichard joined 25Tools.

The truth in online health communities

Harp Interactive

Aggregate social media content on core website: Using aggregations tools like RSS to pull in social media content into your website is great for sourcing regularly updated material. Customers love to display creative badges and search engines love the links!

Four Challenges Facing Location-Based Services | Spin Sucks

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4) Badge exhaustion – I use Foursquare. So let me be completely candid here: Those early months where I got lots of points and badges for doing things were AWESOME. I haven’t gotten a badge in months and it’s really starting to kill my motivation.

Work Literacy

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Week 4-- Aggregators and RSS Feeds. Im going to introduce concepts like tagging and RSS readers to our Education group. RSS View Archives. Work Literacy Badge. Get your own Work Literacy badge for your website or MySpace page. ( Get More Badges. Search. Work Literacy. Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals. Main My Page Members Forum Videos Photos Groups Events. GETTING STARTED. Welcome to Work Literacys Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals.