Blogging Upstream

Waxing UnLyrical

Tootzypop , the lifestyle blog I founded for savvy women over 40 , is no exception. In women’s online media, the formula is one part fashion and beauty, one part yoga and fitness, one part recipe swap, a ginormous dose of mommy blogging; mix and cover with a thick frosting of e-shopping.

Parsing Social Networks

Geoff Livingston

A recent discussion on Ken Mueller’s blog about the creep factor online caused me to reflect on parsing social networks for professional success and personal enjoyment. Some blog posts and work stuff make it on Timeline every week if they have wider appeal.

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Old-Fashioned Organic SEO Wins the Day After Google Penguin Update

Bare Feet Studios

This used to be a classic SEO “trick” and not best practice, but easy and fast to do because of the amazing ability of blogs. We now call them “splogs” or spam blogs. Photo Credit: Penguin Small Group by Antarctica Bound on Flickr.

5 Key Elements for a Successful Women’s Blog

ProBlogger

Image via Flickr user Liquine. This year marks 10 years of my blogging career, and after starting several women’s blogs (some successful, some not), and being an avid reader of them myself, I’ve learn the key elements in what makes a blog “make it” or not.

10 Steps To Help Turn Your Blog Into A Number 1 Bestselling Book

ProBlogger

Image via Flickr user triedandtruetutoring. Although not everybody wants to make money from their blog, it is undoubtedly the goal for many. Hopefully you too can turn your blog into a bestselling book… 10 Steps To Help Turn Your Blog Into A Number 1 Bestselling Book.

Blogging for Grasshoppers: The Most Numerous Steps To Do The.

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: jim crossley via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: BES Photos via Flickr, CC 2.0 Establishing your voice A blog post with pointers isn’t only meant to teach, it is also meant to connect with readers. Image: Stuart Caie via Flickr, CC 2.0

Snooki v. Toni Morrison

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Hector Alejandro via Flickr, CC 2.0. Image: NVS_Inc via Flickr, CC 2.0. I hope Toni takes her Nobel Prize, melts it down, and fashions a club for beating the stupid out of the student body. Guest post by Brian Meeks. I don’t know Snooki. I can say with confidence.

Starbucks – It’s Time to Brew Some Tweets

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: bfishadow via Flickr, CC 3.0 . And that’s not even mentioning the non-urban population that has imbibed traditional Indian coffee the old-fashioned way, such as Kerala coffee, or Mysore coffee, for generations. Caffeine.

How Social Media Makes The World A Better Place

Waxing UnLyrical

Just like the glitterati from the worlds of fashion and business, we Twitterati are busy seeking the attention of our followers on the Twitterverse. Image: Geoff Livingston via Flickr, CC 3.0. I’ll start this post with a question for all my readers….

I Started a Blog But No One Cared | Social Media Strategery

Social Media Strategery

Development Social Media I Started a Blog But No One Cared Fri, Jan 8, 2010 Enterprise 2.0 Image Courtesy of Flickr user cogdogblog As many of you know, here at Booz Allen, we’ve got an internal suite of social media tools available on our Intranet – hello.bah.com.

How to Use Viraltag to Schedule to Pinterest, Tumblr, and More

Kikolani

These include Canva, Instagram, Flickr, Dropbox, and any RSS feed you choose. You will start by uploading an image from your computer, finding an image using Google search, or getting an image from specific networks (Instagram, Picasa, Facebook, or Flickr). Blogging

Why I Rarely Answer My Phone | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

When I sit down to craft a proposal or to build a blog or troubleshoot a marketing problem, I go deep into many layers of experience, technology, human behavior, internet psychology, the client’s budget level, etc. Photo Credit: Mute by woodlywonderworks on Flickr.

Keynote: The Social Web Is More Than Tweets the Eye | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

Some from clips I had in my archive from 3-4 years ago, some from YouTube, some new video slide shows I made using photos from HawaiiIRL.com and also from Flickr.

Uncovering The Remarkable In Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: digitalbob8 via Flickr, CC 2.0. Shannon Mouton , who blogs at Shannon Sez So , served in health missions in the Caribbean. Image: Shreyans Bhansali via Flickr, CC 2.0. Social media is an interesting animal.

Influence is Not a Number

Waxing UnLyrical

My initial reaction (and it’s also in the comment that I left over on the Klout blog post, since I didn’t think it fair to simply write about it here and not comment there as well) is … that it’s very pretty. Image: Leo Reynolds via Flickr, CC 2.0.

How could your organization use Instagram?

SocialFish

It’s only been in existence 8 months – by comparison, Flickr took 2 years to hit that number of photos. This post on The Next Web lists ten early-adopter brands using Instagram for news, fashion, behind-the-scenes info, and, really, anything visually interesting.

57 Notable and Unique Content Marketing Ideas

Writtent Blog

Today, your typical brand is investing in original articles, social media, blogs, eBooks and more. We’ve expanded beyond your basic blogs, eBooks, and white papers to incorporate some truly groundbreaking concepts: 1. Old-Fashioned Serials. Top Blogs. Flickr Photostreams.

Everyone’s a curator now…

The Way of the Web

And as always, I was carrying my phone (a Nokia N900 for the record), and taking a mix of personal family pictures and ones which I intended to make public on my Flickr account and possibly elsewhere.

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

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Methodology Wikis High Tech United States Peter Kim Bayer Berocca Blogger Relief pack Blog/Blogging Healthcare United Kingdom John Galpin Bank of America Medal Me! Whittemore DC Goodwill The DC Goodwill Fashion Blog Blog/Blogging Not for profit United States C.B. Blog Blog/Blogging Media & Entertainment Vietnam ePi.Longo ePi Tech Inc.

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In Public Relations, The Customer Is Your Media

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: han Soete via Flickr, CC 2.0. Finally I went on Twitter when I’d had enough of the “senior fashion writer&# giving me what I thought was fluff. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, a blog, an online community, you name it – we can reach them directly.

Tailoring Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

In fact, my friend Harrison Kratz recently wrote a post on this blog about the very topic of fundamentals in public relations. Image: Hello Turkey Toe , Flickr, CC 2.0. Last week I went to visit the team at P. Johnson Tailors to pick up a jacket they were making for me.

How to Leverage the Potential of Blogger Outreach

Kikolani

What this means is that you keep communicating with bloggers regularly and don’t just get in touch with them, when you want a guest blog to be posted. Photo Credit: Kenneth Yeung on Flickr. Only later do you approach them to share your content on their blog.

Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Web presence optimization (WPO)—using tactics like SEO, PPC, online PR, social media, content marketing and reputation management in a coordinated fashion to maximize your online visibility and business results—is the core theme of this blog.

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

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If your audience hangs out on a blog, you may want to offer that publication some guest posts or even a regular column. If you pick up someone’s work and put it on your blog, or mention a fact without crediting the source, you’re not building shared credibility. Fashion.

How to Get an Influencer's Attention

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

He also writes for the most popular marketing blog , is the founder of Squidoo , and is an extremely dynamic public speaker. Jesus Diaz Jesus is the Senior Contributing Editor of highly popular gadget blog Gizmodo. One example is Mint and the insights they offer via their blog.

Fastrack Adopts Social Media

The Marketing Blog

Yeah, I am talking about embracing of social media by Fastrack,a leading youth fashion brand by Titan. The site has been given the shape of a blog (why are comments closed?) and they’ve used a stand-alone a blogging platform WordPress.org. I think it’d be much better if the site Flickr stream uses dynamic thumbnails for images. and more 6 Comments media.fastrack.in » Blog Archive » Fastrack adopts social media December 22, 2007 at 8:20 am [.]

On Pink High Heels, Holi and International Women’s Day

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: twicepix via Flickr, CC 2.0. Photo: Shashi Bellamkonda via Flickr, CC 2.0. If anything, people should be super-awed at the fact that we can carry that off, not dismiss us because we happen to like fashion. Photo: ben.chaney via Flickr, CC 2.0.

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Streaming only your blog’s RSS feed on Twitter. (If I’m not connected to the LinkedIn individual who spammed me, but he still took the liberty to use my email address for his personal gain in a completely unsolicited fashion. Sometimes a specific blog will get an exclusive.

Driving Traffic From Blog Comments

The Marketing Blog

31 pm Driving Traffic From Blog Comments Jump to Comments Today morning, I was listening to the Episode No. PR Evangelist Neville talks about one of the blog-posts on Darren Rowse’s blog which addresses the power of commenting on blogs. The blog-post talks about Caroline Middlebrook. Caroline Middlebrook has done some analysis of her blog traffic/stats for the month of October and she’s got about 700 visitors just from blog comments.

100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

Pamorama

Social media monitoring helps brands discover, in real time, who is saying what online and where the conversations are happening so they can respond in a timely fashion. Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the Web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. Blog Grader. Blog Grader measure the marketing mojo of your blog and makes suggestions to help you improve it. BlogPulse is an automated trend discovery system for blogs.

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Top 30 social media, marketing, pr blogs « The Cube

Gemma Went

Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe Top 30 social media, marketing, pr blogs 16/01/2010 tags: advice , Marketing , PR , Social Media , top blogs by Gemma Went I spend a lot of time on the web. This is a great blog for that and, written by Rajan Sodhi, covers a range of topics across marketing. Brand Strategy Insider As the name suggests, great blog on branding. David Airey My favourite graphic design blog.

Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]

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Images courtesy of iStockphoto , flyparade and Flickr, epSos.de. First bloggers started blogging because they loved writing. Everybody has shelves… As for blog you could say that everybody had notebook. I don’t want to hijack this blog, here’s the post: bit.ly/ckYQBj

HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

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Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

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What to Consider When Building an In-House Social Media Team

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Learn more about it here or keep up with all Webtrends Social products by following its blog. They will also tend to be natural conversationalists and passionate about a personal area of interest, actively engaging in conversations and networks around that, possibly even writing a personal blog.&# Platforms like Twitter aren’t just micro-blogging, [theyre] micro-publishing.&# I've said this before in other blogs, but I feel anyone can be taught to use social media.

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5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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The company started a blog, participated in LinkedIn LinkedIn and engaged on Twitter. The community, along with the 21st Century Supply Chain blog, also enabled the company to increase exposure through social media and improve SEO, as content is shared through its social accounts. “The efforts have resulted in huge increases to traffic on our website (142%) and blog (308%) resulting in over 1,400 leads coming in to our sales team.&#

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5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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The company started a blog, participated in LinkedIn LinkedIn and engaged on Twitter. The community, along with the 21st Century Supply Chain blog, also enabled the company to increase exposure through social media and improve SEO, as content is shared through its social accounts. “The efforts have resulted in huge increases to traffic on our website (142%) and blog (308%) resulting in over 1,400 leads coming in to our sales team.&#

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100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

www.pamorama.net

Social media monitoring helps brands discover, in real time, who is saying what online and where the conversations are happening so they can respond in a timely fashion. Addictomatic Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the Web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images.

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

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Ann blogs on search and social media tools. Her newest project, My Blog Guest , is a free platform for guest bloggers and blog owners. inurl:"guest * post" search term] to find recent guest blogging opportunities on the topic of your interest. Blogging Lists. Fashion. Flickr. blogging. fashion. Top Stories Photo & Video Galleries Top Lists Trending Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video More Topics.

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

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link] Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing « Manish Mandhyan's Blog [.]