Blogger Integrates With Google+

Small Business Mavericks

Well, that integration is happening right now for Blogger, the Google blogging platform. I’ve kept it no secret that I’m a fan of WordPress on your own domain name, but there are still people who would rather use Blogger as a free blogging platform. It’s not as effective in terms of SEO as WordPress on your own domain name, but it’s still a blog. Blogger has done a lot to help new businesses go online.

The State of the Blogosphere 2010

www.briansolis.com

After all, the blogosphere at one point seemed to succumb to the allure of the statusphere and the effortlessness and trendiness of rapid-fire, micro publishing. The State of the Blogosphere 2010 Since 2004, Technorati has published its annual State of the Blogosphere report.

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Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

I took a look at 14 lists that have come out over the last year for the top bloggers, social media marketers, search marketers, and entrepreneurs. This list includes female bloggers that cover a huge variety of topics in the blogosphere.

Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging

ProBlogger

The live-blogging plugin for WordPress , CoverItLive (the service used in this example post and acquired on Thursday by Demand Media), and ScribbleLive are solid options for general live-blogging assistance. In this example, the categories, nominees, and predicted winners could all be filled in prior to the show, leaving the live-bloggers with extra time to cover the spontaneous moments and announcements of winners. Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging.

5,867 Words on Becoming a Conversion Machine: A Guide for Bloggers

Viper Chill

Did WordPress look ugly back then or what? Blogs take a long time to build, since they’re very much relationship focused, and just relying on RSS – like most bloggers do – sets you on a horrible path when it comes to converting readers into buyers.

Super list of 50 social media links - Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

I have collected a Super Link List from around the blogosphere for you to be all that you can be online! 10 Habits of Highly Efficient Social Media Power Users Blogger or Mind-Reader?

40 Bloggers to Watch in 2011

ProBlogger

Welcome to the 2011 list of bloggers to watch. It was where thousands of the world’s best bloggers met to network and learn. I recommend that bloggers of any niche attend conferences such as this to check out the rising stars. See, Peter isn’t like us bloggers.

7 Habits of Professional Bloggers

ProBlogger

These are seven habits which top bloggers share. As I’ve met more and more great bloggers, I’ve been struck how much they invest in learning. Professional bloggers post consistently—whether that means once a week or three times a day. You can schedule a post to publish in the future using WordPress, so your posts can keep going up consistently even if you’re jetting off on holiday. That’s why self-discipline is so important for professional bloggers.

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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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Social Media Strategery

You see, the current state of the social media blogosphere is very much like an echo chamber , in that a bunch of social media evangelists, strategists, gurus, and other experts are talking to and amongst one another. Powered by Wordpress. Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0

Analysis of Five Top Blogs and What You Can Learn from Them

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I was contacted by 16-year-old blogger Onibalusi Bamidele who has guest-written this post. There is a trend among many new (and even old) bloggers. Yet many bloggers who have not even spent up to a year on their blogs keep complaining about not achieving any results.

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

Webbiquity SMM

But as the blogosphere continues to expand (as noted by Diana Adams below), it becomes more difficult to stand out and be heard above the noise. Guidance for New Bloggers. 20 Common Mistakes Made By New Bloggers by Ink Rebels. 21 Ways Bloggers Engage by Heidi Cohen.

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Zemanta: A blessing in disguise for bloggers?

The Marketing Blog

30 am Zemanta: A blessing in disguise for bloggers? While writing a blog-post a bloggers needs to spend time & effort thinking about appropriate tags which would make it easy for other bloggers to locate the blog-post. A powerful plugin from Zemanta enables bloggers to focus on ‘writing’ while it takes care of their hyperlinking , images and tagging needs. The good things first > As a blogger you can now focus only on writing and quality content. >

5 Things You Can’t Blog Successfully Without

Writtent Blog

Bloggers like Michael Arrington rake in up to $800,000 per month ! In order to achieve success, there are things every blogger must have – things you can’t blog without. This applies to bloggers, too – especially if you are doing it for business.

10 Best Time Saving Apps and Plugins To Optimize Your Blog

Kikolani

If you’re like most bloggers, you spend your time constantly tweaking your sidebar, installing new plugins, changing your optin form and rewriting your about page. This should be in every bloggers toolkit. Makes backups for your WordPress site simple.

Behind Every Great Blogger is an Even Greater Voice

ProBlogger

Much is said of the great content that is required to become a great blogger. Great bloggers don’t settle for great content. Great bloggers understand that how you deliver your message is just as important as the message itself. And unfortunately, many bloggers have this down to a fine art. Great bloggers lend identity to their work. Some bloggers have the knack of writing about anything and making it exhilarating on our eyeballs.

10 Fresh Tips for Finding Time to Blog

ProBlogger

Mobile content is becoming a lot more acceptable in today’s blogosphere, whether it’s an inspirational image or an event photo that’s related to your site, snap it, and post it in less than a minute. You can use the WordPress app , which allows you to post images, text and even HTML straight from your mobile device. Take advantage of additional WordPress features that streamline posting. In the latest version of WordPress, 3.4,

Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

Akamai Marketing

Seriously, the blogosphere is different, you are allowed and even encouraged to experiment and be creative. This is the blogger as task-master part. Let your talented employees be your bloggers – ask for volunteers to start.

How to Start a Blog in 5 Steps

ProBlogger

In this post I want to walk you through the basics of how to start a blog, and while I do, I want to answer some of the basic technical questions that many pre-bloggers need to answer to get their first blog up and running. of new bloggers a theme that you tweak is the way to go.

PIN’s: The Future of Private Link Building

Viper Chill

This isn’t some “SEO is Dead” article you see go viral in the SEO blogosphere every six months, but a genuine prediction based on how Google search results have evolved over the last few years.

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How to Build Relationships and Grow Your Blog with Comments

Kikolani

and “what are successful bloggers doing, that I’m not?”. No, there is one thing all popular bloggers have, that you don’t. And the reason you’ve been doing the wrong things, is because your assumptions about what it takes to succeed as a blogger are flawed. They are most likely based on what you’ve been told by successful bloggers. And that’s simply not the case, in today’s blogosphere. Give Fellow Bloggers a Hand.

Want Traffic? Then Make Things Happen

Kikolani

The million-dollar question every newbie blogger ask is “How can I drive traffic to my blog?&#. Sure you can find tons of resources over the internet from successful bloggers who tackle topics on how they were able to achieve traffic when they started a decade ago, more or less.

How to Get Traction with Your New Blog

ProBlogger

It sounds frightening to plenty of newbie bloggers, but SEO can be a real boon if you pay a little bit of attention to it straight up. If you’re on WordPress, you can download a plugin that will help you navigate your way through post SEO – we use Yoast, and it is user-friendly.

The First Ever ViperChill Income Report

Viper Chill

Most of you probably weren’t around the blogosphere a few years ago when a well named blogger named Kathy Sierra decided to quit blogging due to death threats she was receiving. Because one of my free WordPress plugins doesn’t have a feature he wants.

How to Take a Blog Break Without Losing Momentum

ProBlogger

In the 24-hour machine that is the blogosphere and accompanying social media, there is the potential for our blog/life balance to be so far off kilter it’s all but disappeared from view. And the best way to deal with blogger burnout is to stop it before it begins.

The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

In a room full of 100 people there will statistically be at least two active bloggers. We are closing in on having 200 million active bloggers online, so I want my advice to be relevant and useful for people in the majority of industries.

The Most Important Blog Post You'll Probably Never Read

Viper Chill

I’m simply telling the truth, and giving you the real state of the blogosphere for no other reason than it’s about time something like this was said. Steve Pavlina is the biggest personal development blogger in the world. In many ways, he’s a successful blogger.

The Case For and Against Popup Opt-In Forms

Kikolani

There have been several plugins built for WordPress, and designs by email marketing services available to manually install a popup form to greet visitors to your website asking them to subscribe to a newsletter or mailing list. Hesham Fathy of Famous Bloggers.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Online Cause Marketing

Geoff Livingston

When the blogosphere blew up, Groupon did not address concerns, instead it justified the attempted joke on their blog. Further, Groupon did not engage bloggers directly, and disregarded feedback. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Cause Marketing.

Bloggers Flash Back to 2006 and Flash Forward to 2009

Diva Marketing Blog

As December 2005 drew to a close, I asked a few bloggers what their wish list was for the new year. Twitter found its way into the 2009 blogger wishes as did more ways to collaborate. Yvonne DiVita , Lip-sticking 2006 MORE Smart Women Bloggers.

Top 25 Blogging and Social Media Posts on Kikolani

Kikolani

Fetching Friday Many great posts over the last year have been from my Fetching Friday series, where I compile the best posts of the week throughout the blogosphere on a variety of topics, including blogging, social media, SEO, personal development, and more.

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Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

70% of bloggers are organically talking about brands on their blog, and 38% of them post brand or product reviews. 35% of bloggers are professional journalists. The State of the Blogosphere 2010 by Brian Solis.

How to Generate Blog Post Ideas

Viper Chill

You will find blogs with tips here and there on Wordpress SEO , and I go and write what I think is the only guide you’ll ever need. Many bloggers are finding similar results, so they proudly display their most popular posts in their footer or blog sidebar. Home What the F ?

Data Mining: The Ultimate Guide to Niche Analysis

Viper Chill

In that particular post I looked at the green industry from the perspective of a blogger and shared some of my findings. WordPress seo. A Guide for Bloggers.

HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media MARKETING Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! But, in many cases, the people who really influence traffic and conversion on your site are the bloggers.

Case Study: Have Your Best Product Launch Ever (Without a Single Affiliate)

Viper Chill

All it really took was a redirect 301 line in a.htaccess file, but since Hostgator had installed WordPress on that new domain and not understood his instructions, there was a lot of unnecessary stuff going on in that file. Another option that a number of bloggers use is 99Designs.

How to Get Traction with Your New Blog

ProBlogger

It sounds frightening to plenty of newbie bloggers, but SEO can be a real boon if you pay a little bit of attention to it straight up. If you’re on WordPress, you can download a plugin that will help you navigate your way through post SEO – we use Yoast, and it is user-friendly.

Micro Persuasion: Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Data Shows English Blogosphere Has Peaked » Sunday, February 25, 2007. How to blog from Gmail (Gmail + Wordpress/TypePad/Blogger + IMified). This works if you blog on Blogger, Wordpress, Moveable Type or TypePad. Blogger Steve Rubel details how he uses Gmail as his center of operation for almost all of his work. Micro Persuasion. Steve Rubel explores the impact of digital trends on business, culture, media and marketing.

100 Media Monitoring Tools for PR

www.pamil-visions.net

BlogScope is an analysis and visualization tool for blogosphere which is being developed as part of a research project at the University of Toronto. StartPR is the easier, more effective and more organized way to keep up to date and engage with bloggers and social networks users.

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How I Bumped My RSS Conversion Rate from 16% To 25%

ProBlogger

Besides having an obvious call to action above the fold and getting to [social news site] ‘s frontpage, the blogosphere doesn’t much discuss how to convert more readers to subscribers. Want to help other bloggers and email marketers increase RSS conversions?

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