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100+ Blog Directories and RSS Sites for Promoting Your Blog

Webbiquity SMM

Over time, the top source of traffic for most blogs is search. social networking profiles, social bookmarking sites, other bloggers). But two great sources are blog directories and RSS syndication sites. Not only do they provide valuable links, they can also supply direct traffic and help build your RSS subscriber list. Create a plain text file, using Notepad or a similar tool, with the following information compiled: Blog name/title (e.g.,

How to Syndicate Your Blog to Digg

Ari Herzog

It used to be taboo to promote your own blog articles on Digg but, since June 2010 when the social bookmarking site was improved, this is no longer frowned upon. Every blog has its own verification key. Social Media Digg RSS

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How to Get More Blog Traffic – Real World Data

Webbiquity SMM

The key is a balanced strategy of search engine optimization (SEO), social media, syndication and guest posting. So where does blog traffic come from, and how does this change over time? Looking at data from the Webbiquity blog, several trends are apparent.

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Yahoo News Syndication: Attribution Links Not SEO-Friendly

Adam Sherk

In looking at syndicated content on Yahoo News, most of the syndicated articles do not include attribution links (each news source likely has to request or provide them), but among those that do exist there is a problem. For example at the bottom of this syndicated LiveScience.com article you’ll see the attribution link: ( 2010 Update: The syndicated article no longer appears on Yahoo News so I removed the link to it.

Syndication Best Practices: Reduce the Risk of Being Outranked for.

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Syndication Best Practices: Reduce the Risk of Being Outranked for Your Own Content by Adam Sherk on June 30, 2009 Syndicating content is an important business development initiative for publishers; it generates revenue, increases exposure, drives traffic and helps facilitate inbound links. However from an SEO perspective there is a downside, as syndication creates duplicate content issues.

6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds. RSS is easily one of the best things to happen to web publishing in the past 10 years. Information overload is a real problem for many web users, and one way to cope with it is to filter your RSS feeds so you only see what you want to see. There are many ways to filter news feeds from your favorite sources, including passively by relying on meme trackers like Techmeme or social news services such as Google Readers shared items.

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How to Triple Your Audience and Lead Generation With Content Syndication

Writtent Blog

A relatively little-known option for your marketing strategy is to syndicate content , which carries many of the benefits of guest posting without the attached labor. What is Syndication? The concept of syndication isn’t unique to web content marketing. How to Syndicate Content.

48 Ways to Measure Social Media Success

Webbiquity SMM

Ultimately, as Olivier Blanchard has pointed out repeatedly , social media marketing has to demonstrate an ROI (though he acknowledges the questions have to be made more specific). But it’s crucial to the social media ROI debate to recognize that “R” is an end-of-the-process measure. These metrics don’t represent the goals of social media marketing in and of themselves, but are critical measures to help optimize processes to achieve the ultimate objectives.

Social Media Weekly Roundup 1/18-1/22

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « We Interrupt This Lifecast: Syndication Overload (Part 2) | Main | Youtube Tuesday: Lost Generation » January 22, 2010 Social Media Weekly Roundup 1/18-1/22 Theres a lot going on in the social media space and so much can get lost or overlooked in your RSS feed reader. Here are 5 news items or blog posts that I wouldnt want you to miss: 1.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

The following is a guest blog article by Chris Apple. I don’t know about you, but as a real estate blogger, I tend to read a lot of blogs during my workday. You may be asking yourself, “How does he stay current with all of those blogs?” How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

The following is a guest blog article by Chris Apple. I don’t know about you, but as a real estate blogger, I tend to read a lot of blogs during my workday. You may be asking yourself, “How does he stay current with all of those blogs?” How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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

Convince & Convert

Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily. Blog Comments (The blog is on WordPress) Disqus This is what I use to manage comments here at Convince & Convert. ChatCatcher This is a nice little tool that finds Tweets about your blog posts, and automatically adds them as comments.

Social Media Strategy from A to Z » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Business , Marketing , Social Media > Social Media Strategy from A to Z Social Media Strategy from A to Z by Tamar Weinberg on May 28, 2010 Share Social media might be old.

List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Shares Whether you are a VA looking after the Facebook and Twitter of a small business or the marketing manager who needs to social media Monitor Instagram and Risk Management, social media tools to schedule, automate, autofollow, autotweet, monitor are critical to saving time and resources.

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Social Media Weekly Roundup 1/11-1/15

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 4 Ways To Celebrate MLK Day With Social Media | Main | Youtube Tuesday: ESCP Europe Human Experience » January 15, 2010 Social Media Weekly Roundup 1/11-1/15 Theres a lot going on in the social media space and so much can get lost or overlooked in your RSS feed reader. Here are 5 news items or blog posts that I wouldnt want you to miss: 1.

Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

When it comes to staying on top of social media, one of the big challenges we have is to find the social media tools that will help us achieve a happy medium between curating, listening, engaging and producing content. managing social media presence hootsuite post planne

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need a refresher course on social media etiquette — and perhaps real-life etiquette also. Here are some egregious sins that you must not perform on social media sites. Perhaps that why I love social sites so!?

How to Hire Your Social Media Marketing Partner

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

After taking the social media plunge, companies quickly discover that it is vastly more complicated and time-consuming than they thought. But companies must avoid a panicky response, because hiring a social media marketing (SMM) partner requires careful study.

Where Do You Want Your Social Media Press Releases to Live?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Where Do You Want Your Social Media Press Releases to Live? Leave a Comment Subscribe (1-2 posts per week) Connect with Me Recent Posts Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

What's The Point In Commenting On Blogs?

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What is the true value of a comment on a blog? If you go back in time (a little over a decade ago), the mainstreaming of blogging as a publishing platform brought with it a couple of unique features. Simply put, there is a strong legion of new media pundits who believe that a blog isn''t a blog without comments and the back and forth between the key blogger and the readers. A personal story: often when people leave a comment on my blog, I do not respond.

One Super-Easy Way To Convert Traffic And Avoid 404 Errors

SocMed Sean

When it comes to blogging or Websites, traffic is good… but what you do with that traffic can make the difference between life and death of your blog and your business. Before we get to the tactic, I want to make sure you understand the value of an RSS feed.

Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement? So which news sites are getting the most out of their social media efforts?

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Journalist Social Media Usage Increases, Concerns About.

Adam Sherk

Conducted with Don Bates of George Washington University, the study measures the journalists’ use of and attitudes toward social media for researching and reporting stories. Newspaper journalists were the most likely to report using no social media tools (21%).

Introducing Social Media Informers

Ari Herzog

Joining Janet Fouts , Kyle Lacy , Alex Blom , Dave Fleet , Joel Postman , Damian Davila , Jennifer Jones , and others, you can add “social media informer&# to my bio the next time you introduce me. That is, my and their blog content are now syndicated and aggregated on a new online community that informs you about social media. Click one and see blog articles around what you click. Related posts: Do We Celebrate the Wrong Social Media Tools?

Social Media Dominates 2010 PR Planning, But SEO Increasingly in.

Adam Sherk

Not surprisingly, social media gets the most attention with 80% of respondents indicating they plan to do more with it in 2010. Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement? Sitemap | RSS | © 2009-present AdamSherk.com Using Thesis Wordpress Theme

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Social Media Super Bowl: Which Team Has More Reach?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Social Media Super Bowl: Which Team Has More Reach? But I’m here to look at what really matters – which team has more reach via social media?

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Does Social Media Increase a Journalist's Value?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Does Social Media Increase a Journalist’s Value? One journalist has a large following and active presence on several social media sites.

No patience for the ROI of Social Media discussion

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a blog post last week, Dell revealed that it has generated more than $2 million in revenue from @DellOutlet, one of its many Twitter sites. But this is not a dig at Dell it’s a dig at all of us marketers who say they don’t understand how to calculate an ROI from Social Media.

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24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Despite any recent recent rants you may have seen about how blogging is dead or blogs are passé , the fact of the matter is that business blogging is now more important than ever. How can a company launch (or relaunch) a new blog properly? Write great blog post headlines?

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Social Media Visitors More Loyal But Still a Very Small Percentage.

Adam Sherk

But I wouldn’t have expected Digg to be a strong second, since the social news site is known for sending large spikes of visitors that quickly scan the page and then move on. Sitemap | RSS | © 2009-present AdamSherk.com Using Thesis Wordpress Theme

6.5 blogging essentials in my blog toolkit

Absolute PA

A blog (the word is a combo of ‘web’ and ‘log’ Web log = blog) is really the cornerstone of an online marketing strategy. Look what Chris Brogan says: I started my blog in early 2009 and have been posting regularly (with the odd hiatus in the past) ever since.

Search Marketing Dwarfs Social Media in Interactive Marketing Budgets

Adam Sherk

What caught my eye was the chart on budget allocation across various industries in 2009: As you can see search marketing got a much greater share of interactive marketing budgets than social media. Sitemap | RSS | © 2009-present AdamSherk.com Using Thesis Wordpress Theme

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Corporate social media marketing is about two-way communication

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Corporate Social Media Marketing is about Two-Way Communication by Adam Sherk on April 14, 2009 It’s a simple concept, but one that many companies are still struggling with in terms of practical implementation. In developing a corporate social media strategy, making the transition to direct participation, genuine engagement and two-way communication is not always easy.

Tools for Monitoring Online Conversations: Part 2 of Monitor Your Brand Online

Harp Interactive

This blog post is the second in the 2 part series on brand monitoring. In case you missed the first blog post, here is the link: Monitor Your Brand Online. In order to make things easy you should fiirst create a place that will aggregate all your monitoring results like an RSS reader.

Content Curation Tips: 6 Places to Find Content to Share on Social Media

Writtent Blog

To inspire you to approach content in a campaign mindset, we’ve curated some brilliant ideas on how you can find the best resources on social media networks and other web hubs: Twitter. Top image credit: Welenia ; Bottom image credit: Social Media Examiner.

4 Ways to Make Sure You Always Have Something to Say Online

yMarketingMatters

It’s probably the most common problem faced by business owners who use social media and blogging for their business: What am I going to say? Stoked with enthusiasm and lots of great ideas, they start blogging, posting and tweeting away.

Social Media Press Releases and Social Media Newsrooms – Just Good PR

Proactive Report

Ian Capstick posted an excellent piece about news releases and online newsrooms in the PR column of the PBS MediaShift blog yesterday. Looking back at the history of the press release one can see that the way we format a release to reach the media has changed as the media has changed.

My Top 10 Posts of 2009 on News Media, SEO and Social Media

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk My Top 10 Posts of 2009 on News Media, SEO and Social Media by Adam Sherk on January 4, 2010 I was going to post this last week but then opted wisely for letting myself enjoy a holiday break. Also I’ve only been blogging here for about six months, so I’m still building up momentum. The Most Popular NFL Teams on Twitter and Facebook Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

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4 Ways to Make Sure You Always Have Something to Say Online

yMarketingMatters

It’s probably the most common problem faced by bloggers and social media users. Most people feel that blogging is only about writing blog posts and social media is only about posting updates. This works especially well for your blog.

5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read

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Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Dentyne "Friend Request" Commercial: 60 Connections In Every Bottle | Main | Social Media & The Super Bowl » January 29, 2010 5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read Theres a lot going on in the social media space and so much can get lost or overlooked in your RSS feed reader. Here are 5 news items or blog posts that I wouldnt want you to miss: 1.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2008: Social Media, SEO, and More " techipedia | tamar weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There’s no order to the posts; I’ve used my bookmarks and a variety of social sites and peer recommendations to create this list. What is the ROI for Social Media? Jason Falls explores the commonly-discussed (but not easily answered) question about social media.

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Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Is there a way for me to cut down the amount of time I spend in social media?&#. How I use it: I never schedule more than one, or max two, updates per day, and I always try to share other blog posts or news items I think my community would be interested in.

5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read This Week

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Social Media Bootcamp: Facebook For Business | Main | The New Dork - Entrepreneur State of Mind » March 05, 2010 5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read This Week Theres a lot going on in the social media space and so much can get lost or overlooked in your RSS feed reader. Here are 5 news items or blog posts that I wouldnt want you to miss: 1.