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The Blogosphere is Thriving

Mindjumpers

Tweet Blogging is here to stay. According to Technorati , people spend more and more time and resources on maintaining blogs. People today speak of the blogosphere as a collective term of bloggers. The blogosphere, even though it is spread across the world, can be considered as social network in itself or a community where people are inspired by each other and share information and views. According to BlogPulse there are around 150 million blogs registered.

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The Blogosphere in 2010

Social Media Marketing

I just found the State of the Blogosphere in 2010 report over at BlogHerald. It's chock full of lots of data about blogs and the bloggers who blog them, taken from the BlogPulse survey that includes over 150,000,000 blogs. Revenue earned by bloggers Geographic distribution of blogs within the U.S. Tags: study blogs news blogging

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Blogosphere Trends + Interview Tips

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts) – Darren. Conducting interviews for your blog helps create unique content, increases your blog’s authority, and adds an additional voice of expertise. As always, the weekly blogosphere trends have been provided by Regator.com. If you blog in a particular niche, you should be working right now to build relationships with experts in your field.

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Blogosphere Trends + A Challenge

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world's best blog posts) - Darren. Thanks for joining me for another edition of the weekly blogosphere trends, provided by Regator.com. This Post is from: ProBlogger Blog Tips. Blogosphere Trends + A Challenge. Tags: Pro Blogging News

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Blogosphere Trends + Storytelling

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts) – Darren. Because today, we’re going to use the weekly blogosphere trends from Regator to talk about the importance of storytelling in blogging. People communicate in stories every day and, used sparingly and appropriately, they can add a lot to your blog. Example: Bors Blog “ Haircuts in Herat ”. This Post is from: ProBlogger Blog Tips.

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Blogosphere Trends + Guest Posting

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). The most important thing to remember is that guest posts are a win-win situation for the host blog and guest blogger. Regator has, as always, provided a list of the ten most blogged-about stories of the last seven days, and we’ll use posts about those hot trends to learn about what makes a great guest post: 1. This Post is from: ProBlogger Blog Tips.

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Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Man alive, I hate bringing you a list of blogosphere trends that includes both Lindsay Lohan and Jersey Shore—not to mention Sarah Palin. But I report the list, I don’t decide what’s on it (neither does Regator —it just calculates what’s being blogged about most this week). Without it, your blog could end up being quite bland and blend into the crowd.”

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Blogosphere Trends + Unicorns

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Okay, okay, so we’re not actually talking about unicorns…but even though it’s a vital part of your blog’s tone and voice, I didn’t think you’d click on anything that sounded as deceptively unsexy and unexciting as what we’re actually discussing this week, which is grammatical person. What person do you use on your blog?

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Blogosphere Trends + Digging Deeper

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Each week, we look at the ten most blogged-about stories of the last seven days, as provided by Regator (which is turning two years old on Saturday!). Today, we’ll see how several great blog posts looked beyond the basics of these popular stories to give their readers more value and provide unique content. Post from: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.

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Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging

ProBlogger

Live-blogging—writing about an event as it happens rather than after the fact—can be a valuable resource for your readers, providing them with up-to-the-minute information about important events and making your blog the go-to destination for information on a developing story. Here are ten tips to make live-blogging work for you. Do research as you blog to fill in gaps in your own live reporting. Example: World Watch ’s Live Blog: Egypt in Crisis, Day 11.

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7 Ways To Build Your Brand In The Blogosphere

ProBlogger

It’s a great way to connect with potential customers – the blogosphere gives you a ready-made audience who are already interested in your type of product or service. If you’re wondering how to turbocharge your brand in the blogosphere, here are seven ways to get you started. Sites such as Tomoson , Brand Meets Blog , Nuffnang , and Blogger Connect attract high-quality bloggers who want to connect with businesses like yours. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.

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11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Marketing > 11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s 11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s by Tamar Weinberg on February 23, 2010 Share A few weeks ago, I posted about the seven characteristics of highly effective online video. There are at least ten characteristics off the top of my head that make blogs and bloggers successful.

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Blogosphere Trends + Your Blog’s Tone

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). After a brutal summer flu took me down and prevented me from writing last week’s weekly trends post, I’m especially happy to be back to bring you a fresh list of the most blogged-about stories of the last seven days. This week, along with the trends provided by Regator , we’ll be discussing your blog’s tone/voice. Think of your favorite blog.

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10 Blogosphere Trends + 34 Handy Grammar Tips

ProBlogger

Because the same principles hold true on your blog. Good grammar can do more than just help you avoid admonishment in the comments; it can also help your blog build trust and authority. Take our grammar quiz to see whether you’re guilty of some of the most common blogging errors. Check out the Apostrophe Abuse blog for grammar-nerd amusement. There is an entire blog devoted to the misuse of this word. Tip: Banish “anyways” from your blog.

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Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action

ProBlogger

Making money from your blog, growing your business, and getting readers to interact will be next to impossible if you can’t effectively motivate your audience to take action. His latest video on making money online encourages bloggers to build products, and for good reason: according to his blogging income breakdown , 40% of his February income came from ebooks and another 9% from membership sites such as Third Tribe Marketing and ProBlogger.com. Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips.

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Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). I’m often asked about the “ideal length” for a blog post. I think the best thing about Twitter is that it encourages people to be more concise in their communications…that’s not to say you should start using “b4” and “urself” on your blog. Post from: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts.

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Time to Rethink Your Blog Strategy? Writing Epic, Incredible Blog Posts

Pam Moore

I recently saw a video and blog post from a leader in the social marketing space offering tips to generate new ideas for content blog writing. They went so far as instructing them how to leverage RSS feeds, do social listening and more to get ideas for new blog content. Your goal is not to build a blog, website or business that is status quo, right? Your blog should be a living, breathing representation of who you are, and what you have to offer.

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Blog posts about social media

Direct Marketing Observations

A tongue in cheek observation of the social media blogosphere. I’m sure I could add a few more slices, what would you add? social media social media pie chart

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Why Great Writers Win Out in the Blogosphere—And How to Join Them

ProBlogger

There’s a chance that your writing isn’t quite up to the high standard required for blogging success. Of course, the ability to write isn’t the only skill you’ll need as a blogger—but it’s a crucial one, and perhaps even more important than being able to market your blog well, or handle the technical side of things. For instance, you might want to bring out your blog posts as a cheap Kindle ebook.). What should a blog post do? Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.

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The Truth About Blogging Income [Tipographic]

Your Escape From 9 to 5

I wish I had known some of these blogging income lessons before I started my blogging journey. How long will it take for you to earn money with your blog depends on a lot of factors such as your niche, knowledge, blogging time, budget available for marketing, experience and so on.

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What Guest Blogging Is For

Small Business Mavericks

This past week in the blogosphere has been a week full of turmoil. One of the largest guest blogging networks was penalized by Google and that got a firestorm going all over the Web. Then, a real discussion on the purpose for guest blogging got started and no one is agreeing. I think Michael Martinez has a better handle on guest blogging. Don’t guest blog for the SEO benefits. Blogging for Small Business Branding guest blogging link building

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20 Killer Facts About Business Blogging

Writtent Blog

About two-thirds of marketers say their company blog is “critical” or “important” to their business. Part of the reason is that blogs are a great way to engage your visitors. ( U.addresstwo ) Still not sure whether you need to have a blog? Here are 20 stunning facts about business blogging that will make you think differently. million people blog on blogging sites and 12 million people blog via social networks ( Barnraisersllc ).

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7 Writing Strategies to Boost Traffic on Your Blog

Writtent Blog

Every blogger wants to boost traffic on their blog, but not everyone has the right online writing strategies. Contrary to what newcomers to the blogosphere believe, blogging can be tough. It takes time, money, and experience to build a findable business blog that people want to read and follow, not to mention passion and determination. New blogs pop up every day. Want to increase traffic to your blog? Writing Strategies: 7 Ways to Boost Blog Traffic.

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5 Things You Can’t Blog Successfully Without

Writtent Blog

Blog successfully and you cam smile all the way to the bank. In order to achieve success, there are things every blogger must have – things you can’t blog without. If you’re just starting out with blogging, hopefully you will find this useful. Having a clear and documented blogging strategy is essential. What is the purpose of your blog? To blog successfully, you will also need to plan your topics , determine posting frequency, etc.

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Services & Tools for Bloggers

The Marketing Blog

18 am Services & Tools for Bloggers Jump to Comments Ever since the philosophy of blogging has become popular a lot has happened in the blogosphere planet. There was a time when traditional bloggers used to rely on ms-word because of comfort factor and less exposure with web-based blogging clients. So the moment you start keying in words in your web-based blog-editor its search starts recommending you new suggestions.

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iPhone 4 First Impressions

Justin Levy

My overall reaction: it’s an amazing device and I’m not experiencing (knock on wood) the issues that are being reported across the blogosphere. Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking iPhone 4 First Impressions Written on June 25, 2010 by Justin Levy in iphone , video 6 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed.

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3 Tips For Effective Blogger Outreach

Mindjumpers

Working with social media PR a lot of good publicity can be gained from getting the right mention of a large blog. Find the right fit for your brand: In order to build lasting relationships with bloggers, it is good to understand what holds their interest and what kind of customers do they reach out to, through their blogs. Bloggers will only respond to you, if your topic is relevant to their blog, so make sure to have your research in order.

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Can Communities Serve As Perfect Add-On For Your Blog?

Mindjumpers

There are several community building tools for blog promotion. Below, I have listed a few good things that a forum can do for your blog: Promote your blog/URL: Start a forum on any leading forum application like Forums or Ning with your blog name. You can also post your blog URL on a particular forum that deals with blogging directly. If you have a forum of your blog, you can update your blog post links to your followers as it happens.

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The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Verne Kopytoff wrote a sensationalist headline in the New York Times in February 2011 entitled, “ Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.” ” I and others responded at the time why Verne was nuts and blogging was very alive. 500 over time, that elaborates corporate blogs are disappearing and corporate Twitter accounts are gaining notoriety. Media blogging

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Tips to Add Originality to your Blog

ProBlogger

The post Tips to Add Originality to your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Recently, we’ve been looking at a variety of ways that bloggers let their blogs degenerate. Now I look at my blog and on any given week my readers are lucky to hear any of my own views on our niche.

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The Importance of Guest Blogging

Ari Herzog

Why does anyone bother guest blogging? Guest blogging is very important for both the blogger and the blog they are guest blogging on. Many bloggers don’t see the point in guest blogging and it baffles me! 1: Guest blogging gives you a new perspective. I know some who verify facts 1,000,000 times before their guest posts, but half as much time on their own blog! When you guest post on a popular blog, people get to know you.

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Tips for Using Keywords When Writing Blog Post

Kikolani

Are there any common keywords you’ve used regularly throughout your blog posts? When you’re focused on developing a top-notch blog post, you can start thinking about the best places for your keywords. Of course you need a keyword in the headline of your blog post. It’s always a good idea to include these words and phrases within or next to the links in your blog post. Search engines consider these sections important when ranking the blog posts in the search results.

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How to Promote Your Blog through Networking

ProBlogger

The post How to Promote Your Blog through Networking appeared first on ProBlogger. This is the second of five ways that I’d promote a new blog to new readers if i was starting out again. Today I want to turn our attention to Networking as a great way to promote a blog.

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The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Verne Kopytoff wrote a sensationalist headline in the New York Times in February 2011 entitled, “ Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.” ” I and others responded at the time why Verne was nuts and blogging was very alive. 500 over time, that elaborates corporate blogs are disappearing and corporate Twitter accounts are gaining notoriety. Media blogging

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7 Reasons WordPress Rocks for Blogs

The Social Media Incubator

Did you hear about the Blogger shut-down in May that left thousands of businesses without their blogs for several days? That’s not good news; after all, what are bloggers to do without access to their blogs? There are many blogging platforms in the blogosphere, the difficulty can be in knowing which one will work best for you, and will meet your blogging goals. BlogTrafficExchange considers WordPress to be the best available blogging platform.

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Marketing Beyond The Blog Buzz

Diva Marketing Blog

Within the past week three people from three different industries (advertising, internal branding and higher education) asked me to contribute to posts they were writing about blogs. . However, what was especially interesting to me was every person was concerned (in varing degrees) about the viablity and longevity of blogs in a world of social network clutter. . I wondered how different my point of view about blogs was back in the day versus today.

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Personal vs Corporate Blogging

Kikolani

After reading the a guest blog post on Kikolani by Peter Garety , which discusses ways of overcoming discouragement in blogging , I couldn’t just move on with the days assignments without expressing some of my own take on the issue. I work as the company blog manager for the KeywordShack SEM blog , in addition to being an Internet junkie with a personal blog (which I’d rather keep personal, for that’s what it is ). Tags: Blogging

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Are Blog Comments Dead? | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Are Blog Comments Dead? Written on July 30, 2010 by Justin Levy in blog , community , facebook , interactions , social media , twitter 23 Comments - Leave a comment! As engagement and sharing on Twitter, Facebook and other social tools continues to increase, many bloggers are noticing a sharp decrease in comments on their blogs. I just relaunched my blog a few months ago.

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Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

Akamai Marketing

Blogs for business are an outstanding tool for business, they can build community, be the backbone of your social media program, and drive traffic to your website, just for starters. Its so easy to think that because their are millions of blogs (and if you check out Technorati you’ll see that I am write right.) Welcome to blogging, the place where you try to suck less. But the business of blogging is just that, a business. Blog regularly 1-3X minimum per week.

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Blogosphere Trends + Using Infographics

ProBlogger

They add visual interest to your blog and are passed around more often than ordinary images or text. Promote your blog. If you do make your own infographics, rather than keeping them solely for yourself, use them as an opportunity to spread your blog’s brand by tagging them with your logo and allowing them to be embedded around the web, preferably with an embed code that leads back to your site. Before hosting an infographic on your blog, be sure you have the rights to do so.

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8 Deep Questions to Define Your Blogging Strategy

Writtent Blog

The majority of blogs aren’t a success. Anyone can launch and maintain a legendary business blog, provided they have sufficient dedication and direction. An equally dangerous mistake is to start publishing without knowing exactly what we’re doing… The technical aspect of blogging is certainly important to your success. You’ve got to have a firm grasp on the rules of grammar, know the basics of SEO, and understand a little bit about blogging metrics.

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Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability

ProBlogger

Last month, we talked about how to find and interpret your blog’s readability score. As I said last month, it’s not the score that matters, it’s whether readers find your blog useful and engaging. To give you some examples of these principles at work, we’ll use blog posts about the past month’s most-blogged-about stories (rankings provided, as always, by Regator. For example: “Wombats write gardening blogs.” Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.

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10 Unexpected Places to Find Business Blogging Inspiration

Writtent Blog

Great content creators learn to find inspiration in unexpected and surprising places, regardless of whether they’re in business blogging or composing music. Before business blogging existed, personal bloggers spent years publishing unique content to the web. Clive Thompson of New York Magazine estimates that the first blog was created in 1994 by a college student, even though the term wasn’t created for another 3 years. Blogging I’ll clue you into a little secret.

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