Dr. Houzz Reveals a Widget-Flawed Google Algorithm

Viper Chill

In that post I showed in great detail how Godaddy were utilising customers who are using their SSL services and getting top search rankings by adding anchor-text-rich backlinks in the widgets that clients place on their websites.

Google+ Growing With The Times – Are You Badged Yet?

Small Business Mavericks

These changes include: the ability to configure a badge to a suitable width. changing the background color of a widget to match your page’s color. including a widget that displays your Google+ profile’s circle count. As a marketing tool, website owners have nothing to lose by including a badge on their sites. According to an article on WebProNews, some businesses are receiving a 30% increase in followers simply because of the widget.

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Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

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.

18 WordPress Social Media Plugins to Live By

Sprout Social

New Google Plus Badge Widget. The New Google Plus Badge Widget makes it easy to show off your Google+ page in your sidebar or other areas of your site. Try it: https://wordpress.org/plugins/new-google-plus-badge-widget/. Pinterest Widgets.

How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Major Social Network

Buffer Social

Place follow links and widgets on your blog or website. Facebook offers a huge helping of buttons and widgets that you can add to your site. Pinterest offers five different styles of buttons and widgets that you can place on your website. Pin widget. Profile widget.

MLB Introduces Social Layer to Online Viewing

Jeff Esposito

Similar to collecting badges for check-ins, people logged into the Gameday platform can receive virtual tokens of players. In addition to the game within a game, you can keep track of the game’s running dialogue via the Twitter widget. social media Badging MLBBaseball is America’s sport – no matter how boring or long it may seem at times, we are drawn to the sport in some way shape or form.

Top 20 Twitip Twitter Tips of All Time!


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10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both


Not technology , not buttons, not widgets. 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!

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. One of my favorite plugins for the sidebar is Social Media Widget —it’s easy to customize and use for bloggers of any level.

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. Twitter widgets – Again, if you have a large following these can be worth including but if you don’t, they are worth removing.

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How My Old Blog Post Got Half a Million Pinterest Views [Case Study]


I use the Pin it extension or widget from my bookmark bar. Load a generic blog badge or logo on your landing page, so that even if there is no image attached to your post, at least your logo or badge for your blog will be pulled up on Pinterest for people to use.

Measuring Social Media ROI & Goal Conversions with Google Analytics 5


Get Updates Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Subscribe to our RSS feed Get Updates by Email A Big Shiny Badge Free Resources Download our free white papers and reports for some bedtime conversion optimization reading.

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100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media | chrisbrogan.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Pay attention to which widgets you use in your sidebar. HERE STARTS THE BADGES SECTION. When adding new badges, make sure to wrap them in tags. chrisbrogan.com. Covering social media business strategy and personal power. About. Speaking. Rockstars. Subscribe. Newsletters. 100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media. June 16, 2008. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else.

How to Systematically Build a Mountain of Links


Sometimes these assets are a simple widget like Bankrate’s millionaire calculator or egobait like the Ad Age Power150. Widgets: Pretty much as long as there are human beings there will be a desire to be rich…or at least to know how long it would take you to become a millionaire. You’ll also see copy that reads “Get this widget,” which helps promote the adoption and spread of the tool by encouraging people to embed it in their site.

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7 Tips for Effective Marketing with Twitter


Another great option is the ability to add buttons, badges and widgets to sections of your other sites (articles, pages, etc.) Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Robert Gourley @thisismojave Im the creative director at Mojave , a participation marketing agency that uses social media to build community around brands.

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary


Possibilities include sharing content with direct links to files and folders, turning any folder into a public Web page in one click, and creating widgets to share files on a company Web page or blog. Widgets are used on both Web sites and blogs.

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. To help out, Sean Horrigan has compiled this glossary of social media terms from aggregator, blogs and crowdsourcing to thumbstream, widget and wikis.

I Will Not Write About Old Spice

Adam Cohen

The truth in online health communities

Harp Interactive

Develop badges and widgets from social media contests: Widgets and badges with embedded links to your website are great for growing backlinks and increasing brand visibility. Customers love to display creative badges and search engines love the links!

Blog Design for ROI Rule #6: KISS Headers, Navigation, and Sidebars


Considering the popularity of widgets (typically styled sidebar boxes like the one above) in the world of WordPress blog design, I’m probably not the only one prioritizing the sidebar over the main content. You can have widgets that highlight related content (e.g.

Social Media Chat Tuesday, July 21st

Adam Cohen

Freemium Revenues: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

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). API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast (11).

10 Ways to Support Charity Through Social Media

Justin Levy

Embed a Widget on Your Site Many charities offer embeddable widgets or badges that you can use on your social networking profiles or blogs to show your support. These badges generally serve one of two purposes (or both).

Could Google Wave Be One Of The Many Social Media Networking Sites

Social Media Network Marketing

While Facebook and Twitter are getting onto various methods like providing follow badges which can be put up on the sites and blogs Wave does not have this as yet. Optionally use this Widget installer to add this link to your blogger blog.

Social Media a CRM perspective

Social Media Network Marketing

Businesses also need to monitor social networking sites, recognizing and rewarding - often with badges, stars or other low-cost measures - those who are most proactive and communicative about a company's products or services.

13 Reasons Why I Am an Obsessive Compulsive Facebook User Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It allows for Facebook widgets, mashups, and more. As a small extension of that, Facebook allows you to create your own “profile badge,&# a snippet of code that you can display on other websites, and even for users who don’t have Facebook.

Social Media Puts F-U-N In Non Profit Fund Raising

Diva Marketing Blog

We did launch our own widget tied to our Plant a Billion Trees campaign at plantabillion.org. Sidebar : Be sure to check out the new blog Cool Green Science , (Lil) Green Patch Badges and of course the Facebook page.

Jumping Over a Mountain | chrisbrogan.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I believe that our business practices, processes, and output will modularize the way widgets have changed web design. HERE STARTS THE BADGES SECTION. When adding new badges, make sure to wrap them in tags. chrisbrogan.com.

Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

Twitter Badges : This comes straight from the developers of Twitter: Flash badges intended to be displayed on your website, showing your latest Twitter posts TwitterBuzz is an interesting tool that turns Twitter into some sort of simple Digg.

How I Achieved Blogging Success In 30 Days


I added a top posts widget awhile back so I hope it will encourage people to explore more.