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Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!

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What to do…It’s 2012 and you’ve been blogging for almost a year now with no success. Maybe it's time to give up and pull the plug on that blog. So, maybe it’s time to reconsider whether you’re actually going to make your first million in blogging.

Three Words That Will Speed Up Your WordPress Blog

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And recent trends in social media are showing that sharing photos and images is a great way to make sure that your blog posts are getting traffic. Additionally, Google penalizes slow-loading websites and blogs by not ranking them as high as those that load quickly.

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The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.

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I’ve been blogging for about 5 years now and as I look back over those years, I’m amazed at how much I have learned. When I first started blogging, I was so worried about driving readership, getting listed in the search engines, becoming popular, being liked.

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BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

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Since the whole purpose of this blog is to share my thoughts and experiences, I thought it might be a good exercise to just dump out the items that come to mind first on certain topics. Don’t ignore blogging, tweeting and developing content for YouTube.

Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

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Just a heads-up…your blog may need some Spring cleaning, too. So in preparation for my blog Spring cleaning, I thought I’d put together a checklist of things that I want to do that would positively impact my SEO and I figured I’d share it in hopes that might help you out.

Are You A Social Media Channel Changer?

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Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ Humor LinkedIn Pinterest Social Media Twitter YouTube facebook linkedin social media social networking strategy wordpressI admit it…I’m a channel flipper.

25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?

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Also, if you have a pet peeve to add, feel free to add it to the Facebook post or leave it in a comment on the blog post. A while back, I asked a fairly straight-forward question on my Facebook page : What is your social media pet peeve?

Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

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Blogging often entails a lot more than technical writing. Blogging requires writing, graphic design, search engine optimization, relationship building, social promotion, and a lot more. Did my readers all leave and flock to new blogs?

Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!

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In fact, Facebook has done a pretty good job of reassuring users that they will continue to be free by posting it on their blog and by posting it clearly on their login page.

Social Media Isn’t About The Numbers! Or Is It?

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In fact, this poor soul is pretty representative of a lot of folks trying to get the hang of social media and he probably also has a blog where he publishes links to his online affiliate programs, reposts articles from other blogs (without permission, of course) and is packed with Ads.

Can Social Media Disrupt Your Life Or Career? 5 Tips For Managing The Timesink

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If not kept in check, writing articles, playing online games and surfing blogs, tweets, posts and photos can easily suck away hours from your day. Have you written a blog post on managing time effectively? Social media offers a lot of great opportunities and access to information.

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Can Good Social Media Customer Service Help You Grow Your Brand?

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Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ Instagram LinkedIn People Pinterest Social Media Twitter Workplace YouTube customer service facebook social media social networkingThis week we welcome guest blogger is Stanna Johnson from Qwaya.

10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Twitter NooB

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For instance, suppose I write a blog post about signs that organizations might not understand Enterprise 2.0 Commented on a blog post? So, you’re ready to Tweet, right?

Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts

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I do schedule some of my blog posts and tweets, especially when I know that I’ll be in meetings throughout the day, that way I don’t spam my feed with 10-15 links at the same time during the 30 minutes that I have to surf the web or stumble some favorite site.

Facebook Tip: Changing From Mobile To Desktop View On Your iPad Or Tablet

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It took me an hour of finding workarounds for Twitter and I document the process of switching to the Twitter desktop view (not the mobile view) of Twitter in this blog post. I can’t live without my tablet.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Social Media Explained Through Coffee

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Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ Humor Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Social Media Twitter YouTube blog facebook humor social media social networking wordpress For today’s funny Friday, I had to share this great infographic from the fine folks at MarketPlaceMaven.

Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument

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Weak Passwords Can Jeopardize Your Personal And Professional Security [Infographic]

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I’ve been there, having had my blog and Twitter account compromised. Are your passwords strong? Better yet…are they weak? Do you know the difference? I know, I know…passwords are a pain.

[COMIC] Parenting In The Age Of Social Media

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Blogs Facebook Featured Humor People Social Media cartoon comic comic strip humor parents social media social networking teensParenting is tough. Image courtesy of bbaunach via Creative Commons.

Good Or Bad – You Must Engage With Your Customers Through Social Media

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Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ LinkedIn People Pinterest Social Media Twitter YouTube customer service customers engage facebook Google social media social networking strategy tipsToday’s post comes from Laura Clarke,a blogger and lover of all things social media.

Cartoon: Speaking Social Media

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Blogs Facebook Humor LinkedIn Social Twitter Workplace YouTube best practices blog collaboration social media social networking strategy tipsWorking in social media in my day job and my night job, I spend a LOT of time around social media geeks.

Cupcakes And Controversy: A Lesson In Business Social Media Etiquette

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This week we welcome guest blogger Amy Stewart, Senior Manager of Social Media Strategy for Intouch Solutions & author of great Kansas City-focused blog at beyondtheplazalights.com. Amy also tweets at @amylynnstewart , so be sure to check out her blog & twitter account.

Outsourcing Social Media – Is It Worth It?

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Whether you are looking to outsource your blog writing and social media to an outside agency either because they claim they are experts with a proven track record or because it simply costs less than hiring another employee, you should carefully consider the three main points below.

Mythbuster: Tweets Are NOT Going From 140 To 280

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People. PLEASE READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE before you tweet! Be sure that you understand what information you’re sharing. It’s important.

How To Develop And Execute A Social Media Strategy For Free

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Opting-Out Of Facebook Sponsored Stories May Be On The Way

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In 2011, Facebook announced a new advertising program called “Sponsored Stories” that basically told your friends what you were doing in the form of an add. For instance, if I posted “Grabbing my third cup of coffee from Starbucks today. Watch out co-workers!”

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[COMIC] Who Is Running Your Social Media Channels? Is It Your Intern?

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Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ Humor LinkedIn Pinterest Social Media Twitter Workplace YouTube best practices cartoon comic facebook humor social media social networking strategyAre you willing to risk your company reputation by putting an intern in charge of your social media channels? Would you be prepared if their activities sparked a social media crisis for your company?

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SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

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Sometimes, there just aren’t enough hours in the day and my blog takes a bit of a backseat to my clients and my family. No…I haven’t gone off the radar.

Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Peer Pressure Can Be Multiplied Through the Social Media

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Today’s guest blog post comes from Mary Tyler, who writes about parenting, social media & addiction at [link]. Blogs Facebook Google+ LinkedIn People Pinterest Social Media Twitter YouTube social media social networking

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Creating A Friendly URL For Your Google Plus Page

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With my WordPress blog , I use a plugin called Redirection. What this plugin does is allow me to create an easy 301 redirect from any page on my blog to any other page. Blogs Featured Google+ Social Media Google social media social networking tips usability wordpress

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Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink

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As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ LinkedIn People Pinterest Social Media Twitter YouTube blog facebook IRL linkedin pinterest social media social networking

The Ironic Beauty Of Google Indexing Tweets And Why Content Marketers Should Pay Attention

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Imagine that you’re conducting some research for an article, presentation, or blog post about developing a social media budget and you want something humorous for your PowerPoint presentation. My post ranks for a query that is darn close to the exact match of the title of the blog.

2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

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Some readers have asked for permission to use them in blog posts, presentations and even books and the answer is “Yes” as long as you keep the attribution and the URL to my blog.

Removing Trending Articles From Your Facebook Timeline

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Facebook does it again! First, it was adding ads to your timeline , next it was posting articles and updates based on what your friends were doing.

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Sex, Drugs, and Social Media – Do You Talk To Your Kids About Their Digital Behaviors?

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This blog post was originally posted over at PopGoesDad. Thanks to Kurt for the invitation to Guest Blog. I admit it…when I was in high school, I was a total metal head…and so was my mom. It was kind of strange growing up with a mom who listened to AC/DC, the Scorpions, and M­ötley Crüe and there were some awkward explanations to my friends about why she often wore a black Van Halen 1984 tour t-shirt.

Bloggers: Would You Rather Be First Or Right?

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As content becomes more and more valuable and as we each try to increase awareness of our blogs, build our following, and increase traffic, how important is it to ensure that our facts are correct before we hit the “Publish” button?

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[Infographic] Is Your Brand Really Engaging Or Are You Just Wasting Time With Social Media?

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Blogs Facebook Featured LinkedIn People Social Twitter Workplace YouTube best practices brand collaboration communication facebook social media social networking strategy tipsSocial media engagement isn’t easy.

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[COMIC] The Complexity Of Social Media Communications

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Blogs Facebook Featured Humor LinkedIn Social Media Twitter cartoon comic comic strip communication facebook humor linkedin social media social networking Social media…it’s a whole new shift in the way we communicate, right?

10 Surefire Ways For A Business To Fail At Social Media

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4) Write blog articles that read like stereo instructions or were written solely for SEO purposes – No one ever read a blog post and then said “Wow! Think about how a channel like Twitter could compliment your blog as an announcement/engagement channel.