Effective Online Marketing with Forums and Message Boards


Today’s companies are quickly recognizing the power that social media tools such as forums and message boards can have for finding new customers and spreading the word about products and services. Online marketing is key to success in today’s technologically-dependent society. Among these social media platforms, forums and message boards are the most popular for discussing products and services. Don’t Immediately Begin Marketing.

Blogs, Message Boards and Social Networks Now Daily Destinations for Many Women

Proactive Report

. If you are marketing to women and are not yet fully engaged in blogs and social networks, take note of the latest BlogHer-iVillage 2010 Social Media Matters Study. . Social media is playing an increasingly important role in the everyday lives of Americans, particularly when it comes to getting advice on consumer products with many consulting blogs or message boards before making purchases. Marketers cannot afford to overlook this captive audience.&#.

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Social media metrics: why, what and how to measure according to Jim Sterne

Social Email Marketing

Social media management Social media metrics and measurement Social media ROI blogging bookmarking consumer-generated content customer satisfaction David Berkowitz Delicious Digg Facebook Flickr Forums and message boards Jim Sterne key performance indicator KPI LinkedIn lower costs Marketers Studio marketing mix media sharing micro-blogging Ning raise revenue roi sentiment social media marketing Social Media Metrics social networks StumbleUpon YouTube

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. Welcome to blogging, the place where you try to suck less. Blog regularly 1-3X minimum per week.

How to Find Content for Your Blog

Bill Hartzer

I was just looking at the WordPress dashboard for my blog and noticed that I have written 587 blog posts (this is the 588th blog post to be exact) and 31 pages of content (well, that’s 31 articles that I have posted here on my blog). – marketing.

The Benefits of Offline Marketing


It seems everyone’s obsessed with online marketing, from the growth of search engine marketing and Google controlling the majority of searches in the US to social media marketing with Facebook and Twitter being the hottest topics at the moment. For that 21.9%, here are some offline marketing methods to consider to reach everyone in your overall marketing strategy. Direct mail is another method of offline marketing. Blog Marketing

Five Ways to Draw Traffic to a Blog Post

Webbiquity SMM

As buyers spend more time with online articles, blog posts and reviews, and rely less on advertising for product information , companies have quickly caught onto the fact that they need great content to attract new customers and retain their current ones. Many of them have addressed this need by publishing blogs on their websites that relate to issues and common customer challenges in their industries. Just make sure that you’re reformatting your blog post to match the platform.

Where Do Forums Fit Into Social Media Marketing?

Josh S Peters

As someone that previously worked at an internet marketing company, I was always amused when a client would become obsessed with their Facebook or Myspace profile (yes, this was a few years back) and ask us to dedicate an unreasonable amount of resources to managing it.

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Where Do Forums Fit Into Social Media Marketing?

Josh S Peters

As someone that previously worked at an internet marketing company, I was always amused when a client would become obsessed with their Facebook or Myspace profile (yes, this was a few years back) and ask us to dedicate an unreasonable amount of resources to managing it.

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How My Guinea Pigs Became Famous Guest Bloggers

Waxing UnLyrical

A year and a half ago, I started a blog about my pet guinea pigs called Cavy Savvy. Originally, I wanted a way to test the SEO techniques I was learning about at work, and having a hobby blog just seemed like a fun way to do so. Here is how I made Cavy Savvy a success, and how you can apply some of these techniques to your blog. Post on message boards and other blogs when relevant. Hold giveaways to increase blog membership. Guest Blogging.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. Many loyal readers have checked in on the newsletter throughout 2011 to get both evergreen content , the content that typically embraces these monthly updates, in addition to something completely new, monthly digital trends – the stuff you use for presentations and proposals, for arguing that social media and online marketing does have a firm place in today’s landscape.

Offline Marketing: Great Ways to Promote Your Blog Without the Internet


Every blogger wants to promote their blog. When it comes to promotion, many bloggers mostly use the online world as their main marketing vehicle. The online world is great though, social media helps your blog and your daily posts go viral. You can tweet about your next blog post or send an email to your subscribers. Online marketing is critical for promotion. Just because you turned off your laptop does not mean you can’t promote your blog anymore.

How (and Why) to Map Your Company’s Digital Landscape

Webbiquity SMM

Many organizations, having now realized that the “build it and they will come” model doesn’t work in social media and that it isn’t just another channel for promoting news releases and marketing brochures, are stepping back and retooling their social media strategies. Which voices are most influential in your market space. Identify the key influencers in your market.

Technical Project Manager: A Guide on Their Role in Managing Your Digital Marketing Projects

Razor Social

It’s crucially important you have a strong technical person on your side for any Digital Marketing project that requires technical knowledge! And…this technical person needs to have management and marketing skills also! As I’m sure you know, Digital Marketing has become quite technical over the last few years. I started my career in technical roles within the software industry and drifted into the Marketing industry when I started a blog.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? ” Or that49% of B2B journalists write blogs, and 84% are on Twiter? Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. companies now use social media for marketing.

12 of the Best WordPress Guides, Hacks and Plugins of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

WordPress is no longer just the leading blog platform , but is now the most popular open-source CMS (content management system) as well. 10 SEO Tips To Get Your WordPress Blog Ranking Highly In The Search Engines by SEOheap.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Objective Marketer This power-user Twitter app is the preferred vehicle for Guy Kawasaki. I use Objective Marketer for all of my in-advance Tweets, and when I want to engage in some headline and/or time of day testing. Disclosure: Objective Marketer gave me a free account) Note: There are thousands of Twitter apps (literally). Blog Comments (The blog is on WordPress) Disqus This is what I use to manage comments here at Convince & Convert.

Ethics in Social Media: A Glossary | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

Second – Conflicts of Interest As bloggers, podcasters, marketers and PR professionals adopt social media tools and tactics, they are often caught in the middle of problematic situations. The FTC is looking into the practice as well, as I blogged about here and here.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The Science of Inequality – Finding Your Influential Customers April 28th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Does social media breed inequality?

Get Your Social Media Story Straight | Blogging and Content.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Get Your Social Media Story Straight April 1st, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet This is the best ad I’ve seen in months.

Beat Your Fear of Technology, and Grow Your Blog


As Matt Setter recently pointed out here on ProBlogger , pretty much anyone can set up a blog these days without worrying about technical mumbo-jumbo. Yet as I learned when I transferred my blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org , sometimes the technical mambo-jumbo will haunt you regardless, and your choices will be to learn its language, to pay highly for others to handle it, or to give up. You could also create a blog to document your progress and improve your learning process.

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How Offline Promotion Landed 300 New Blog Visitors


I’ve been blogging for six short months and I’m bored. What makes the situation worse is that I have spent months establishing myself as a unique brand in my niche, yet I’ve been employing all of the same marketing strategies as my competitors. My marketing is the first impression I give potential readers and, by reusing old strategies, I have been leaving readers with the impression that I was just another personal finance blog. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.

How to Develop a Social Media Policy for Employees in 2020 and Beyond


Social media policy found its origins in the early 2000s as a “blog policy”, little more than a warning of what employees could and couldn’t post on message boards and blogs. But the tone, and message has stayed the same – At work, just don’t. HR, legal, marketing, and even IT all play a pivotal role in developing the policy. So before you can do anything, you need to ensure that HR, Legal, and Marketing are working toward the same goals.

Real Brand Storytelling

Twist Image

Back when I first started publishing music magazines on the Internet (in the mid-nineties), there were few people writing about the power of the Internet from a business and marketing perspective. There were message boards and email lists. We have also shared the stage on numerous occasions, because Bryan is a professional marketing keynote speaker as well. blogging. digital marketing. marketing blog. marketing podcast.

Visibility is More About Social Than Search

The Proactive Report

Google is severely penalizing sites that are buying links or are invested in private blog networks. In addition to editorial “blog” content and social media content, consider developing content on the maddafella.com domain. Authentic, Organic, Inbound Linking : Content marketing is an essential part of developing a strong organic search reputation online. Message Boards and Forums : Only do this if you’re already someone who loves and uses message boards.

9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity SMM

With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs? Many include at least the most popular blogs as well. The best also monitor message boards and forums, easy to overlook but critical particularly for niche b2b products and services.

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What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity SMM

The explosion of social media has led to a corresponding need for more sophisticated monitoring tools that can crawl the hundreds of social networking and bookmarking sites and millions of blogs across the globe. I’ve used this tool on behalf of small clients for finding hundreds of key influencers on Twitter, blogs and various other social networking sites and forums. blogs, microblogging sites, social networks, etc.).

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Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community.

Jason Yormark

I’m sure many digital marketers will tell you that there are hundreds of 2nd tier social networks that exist that you should consider, but the fact is, this post is about people or businesses on a budget, and while using these networks don’t cost money, they do cost time. Blogging Hands down, WordPress is THE blogging solution. They offer the standard fare including profiles, groups, message boards, multimedia, etc.

US Women Are Following Brands & Stores

Proactive Report

Blogs 33%. Tags: Research blogs brands facebook networking social media strategy twitter women It’s no surprise that women dominate most social networks and news sites.

The 5 C's of nurturing the Human Element in Social Media

Josh S Peters

D o you remember that chemically fueled commercial which states, that good ol’ Hu (as they refer to it on quick little graphic during the beautifully shot marketing video) is fundamental? Don’t force them to visit your Facebook page when they hang out on a forum or message board.

The Internet Could Be Closed For Business

Twist Image

When I first started blogging and podcasting (in 2003), the Internet was both an open and a closed environment. When people got more comfortable with the Web and browsing on their own, the beginning of blogs and message boards (which happened in parallel) were an indie-like fairground for independence. Back then, I could have never imagined that thousands of people (each and every day) would be interested in my musings about the marketing and communications industry.

KeywordSmash Free Keyword Research Tool Launched

Bill Hartzer

As a blogger, online marketer, writer, and a shameless self-promoter, I am always on the hunt for content and ideas for creating online content. Discussions (forums, message boards). That could be one blog post for your blog, perhaps even a daily blog post.

3 Scientific Studies With Real Insight Into Social Media

Convince & Convert

. It’s no secret: social media marketing has a data problem. Despite a growing number of tools available to measure the ROI of social media, many of the claims made by “marketing gurus” in this sector come from the gut. Social media marketers have been arguing for a while now that social networks aren’t useful as a “broadcast” medium. When it came to interactions with the marketer, only direct interactions influenced sales.

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The Taylor Swift Guide to Creating Compelling Content

Convince & Convert

So how do you apply this to your brand’s content marketing efforts, especially if your fans aren’t teenage girls? I’ve heard from many top brand marketers that 4-star ratings are often more valuable to them than 5-star ratings because they include a reason why they didn’t give the product a 5-star rating. This can come in many places, such as blogs, Twitter, message boards, etc. Image via Billboard.com. I am a huge Taylor Swift fan.

12 Ways to use social media for education

Sprout Social

Social media has various uses in the classroom as well as to help market and promote schools and universities. Use Twitter as a class message board. Twitter can be great as a discussion board or message board for a class. Create a class blog for discussions. Writing blog posts gives students another outlet for digital content that they can then easily link back to class social channels. Assign blog posts as essays.

Manage Your Online Reputation in Multiple Languages


E-marketers are now more aware than ever of the difference that a good online reputation can make. For businesses hoping to expand into markets overseas, naturally, you’d also want to manage that precious online reputation in languages other than English to claim your stake in foreign-language online spaces and garner feedback about your brand. So, how do you know what your online reputation is in foreign markets? Monitor Message Boards.

How to Integrate Social Media into Your Website with a Homeland Embassy Strategy

Convince & Convert

Michael Dell spoke about the issue of proximity in an article in Forbes back in 2006: The first step was to add blogs and message boards in the hope that irate customers will talk to the company rather than gripe to the whole Internet. Marketers issue Visas on social networks all the time as well. Eric Schwartzman is CEO of Comply Socially , a online social media training provider, and bestselling coauthor of Social Marketing to the Business Customer.

Successfully Engaging Customers with a Cause

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Case Study at the Media Convergence Forum from Liz Cahill, VP of Marketing and Communications of Lee Jeans 13 years ago Lee recognized women were the top consumers of their jeans. And at the same time cause marketing was starting to take hold.

3 Ways to Improve Your Site’s User Retention

Convince & Convert

In fact, according to Search Engine Journal, Gen Y is eager to participate in a brand’s marketing. That’s why marketers have reported a conversion rate of 70% when interactive elements are included, in contrast to just 36% when it is absent. User generated content is one of the most exciting things to hit content marketing since its inception. UGC gives your users the rewarding opportunity to participate in your creative marketing campaigns.

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When is Brand Evangelism a Crime? Exploring the Royal Caribbean.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media , Viral Marketing > When is Brand Evangelism a Crime? Exploring the Royal Caribbean Promotional Marketing Strategy When is Brand Evangelism a Crime?

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Are You Ready to be a Full-Time Blogger?


There are lots of skills to master and tools to learn – not only in your chosen field of blogging, but in business management, time management, marketing – and the list goes on. Instead, relish in your blogging journey and, as you challenge yourself, remember to give yourself a break. Few jobs will take you in without an interview – and your blogging business should be one of them. What could you do with the skills you have right now to start building your blog?

Using Social Media to Reach the Hard-Working Class

Social Media Strategery

For marketers, these moms don’t represent just a new, sizable consumer segment, they wield a lot of influence within their families and with their friends. Marketers have to not only better understand this new segment of consumer, they have to find out how to help them. That’s why they’re constantly scouring message boards, forums, and other social media for tips, tricks, and deals. How are you engaging with the new “hard-working class?”

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Three Ways Users Can Help Keep Twitter Vibrant

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter’s difficulties are distressing to many B2B marketers. Furthermore, LinkedIn groups are challenging because each moderator sets his/her own rules (is posting a link to relevant blog post viewed as helpful, or spam?), A continued decline for Twitter would be bad news for B2B marketing professionals, the loss of a valuable, versatile tool. Use direct messaging judiciously but helpfully (avoid auto-DMs). Is Twitter dying?