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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. If you are a Blogger user and a Google+ user, then I believe integrating your two accounts will cause a big boost in your blog. Blogger has done a lot to help new businesses go online.

The State of the Blogosphere 2010

Brian Solis Home Articles Business – Marketing PR 2.0 – New Communications Social Media Speaking Books Appearances About The State of the Blogosphere 2010 December 13, 2010 View Comments The question we ask ourselves when examining the state of the blogosphere is whether or not the cup is half full or half empty? The State of the Blogosphere [.]

Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging


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. As a live-blogger, your job is not to transcribe an event but to distill it for readers and present the most important points. Choose your weapons carefully.

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers


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. They are not only bloggers, but many are also published authors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, experts in their niche, and overall inspirations.

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. You can download my plugin here, and install it like any other WordPress plugin. The Getting Started Page.

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? Five Comments No Serious Blogger Should Ever Post ¬ Mihaela Lica #265 February 13th, 2008 at 5:08 pm What an excellent list, Koka! From Blogs to Twitter and everywhere in between. Thank you.

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40 Bloggers to Watch in 2011


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. Jaime is a fiercely talented blogger, but what I liked was how she approached the topic of personal finance. Discovered at BlogWorld. Benny.

7 Habits of Professional Bloggers


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. The best bloggers I know are people who I put a lot of trust in. 7 Habits of 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. As you explore WordPress, you will find there are two versions: and

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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. However, this has led to an almost stale conversation in the social media blogosphere where we’re preaching to the choir. Powered by Wordpress. Government 2.0

Eight Common Blogging Mistakes

Spin Sucks

That said, there are several mistakes we made early on we still see bloggers making. If you have a WordPress blog, it comes with its own commenting system. You see, the WordPress system allows people to be alerted when someone comments on their comment, but Livefyre allows people to be alerted when anyone comments, driving interest, conversation, and debate. Disaster.

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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. 12 things every business blogger should know how to do by Ragan’s PR Daily. 6 Tips for Blogging for SEO in WordPress by Business Insider.

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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. For example, by looking at ProBlogger, we are being told that the owner is not an amateur but a pro blogger.

Behind Every Great Blogger is an Even Greater Voice


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. Great bloggers form a pose! I’ve noticed that many new bloggers just love to brand themselves as experts.

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. > Like I mentioned, Zemanta appears to be solving a big problem for an average blogger.

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. Open source content management systems like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are good options. But it’s not quite that simple.

How to Start a Blog in 5 Steps


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. There are many reasons to start a blog, but the challenge that faces all aspiring bloggers (including me back in 2002) is: how to start a blog? Design your blog.

10 Best Time Saving Apps and Plugins To Optimize Your Blog


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. I can assure you there are better ways to spend your precious time, and I want to show you how with these great apps that are made for helping busy bloggers, like you and me. This should be in every bloggers toolkit.

10 Fresh Tips for Finding Time to Blog


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. For example, did you know you can embed a YouTube video in the body of your WordPress blog by simply pasting in the URL of the video? In the latest version of WordPress, 3.4,

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. If you look at the first sentence of my WordPress SEO guide that’s exactly what I’ve done before, with great results. Those Map Packs Now Contain Ads, Too.

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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. Or someone said you should so your considering it. But where do you start? Well, its an often overlooked question. Define your goal. Define it.

How to Get Traction with Your New Blog


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. Be a visible and genuine addition to the blogosphere. This is it. Do that. Even you!

How to Take a Blog Break Without Losing Momentum


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. Nobody likes a burnt-out blogger, and you and your readers both know when stuff’s getting stale.

How to Build Relationships and Grow Your Blog with Comments


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. No, there is another thing that comes before good content, that all popular bloggers have. Give Fellow Bloggers a Hand.

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. Then there was no major social media component, but social media ended up being a key media set when bloggers took to their WordPresses. The Good: Small Business Saturday.

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. Frequent best-of contributor Brian Solis shares stats from Technorati showing that nearly half of all bloggers are U.S.-based, Social Media Facts and Stats.

Want Traffic? Then Make Things Happen


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. Night after night I have been absorbing useful information from blogs of acclaimed bloggers.

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. Instead, not only did they blog about me with the headline “ViperChill is busted&# but they tweeted dozens of bloggers I connect with to share the link. Why I’m Sharing My Income.

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. Now, bloggers have access to trending analytics data so they can predict which hot topics they should be writing about next. 5,000? 50,000?

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How to Get Traction with Your New Blog


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. Be a visible and genuine addition to the blogosphere. This is it. Do that. Even you!

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. He made that money by teaching you how to make more money through courses like Teaching Sells and through selling Wordpress themes like Thesis. Steve Pavlina is the biggest personal development blogger in the world.

The Case For and Against Popup Opt-In Forms


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. I received the following answers from the following bloggers and website owners about why they use popup opt-in forms and their results. The Survey. Michael.

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. What makes this list interesting is that all of the bloggers have been around in the social media space from at least 2005 which provides some additional perspective. 2006. We all talk about it.

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. Though some blogs do show off their most popular posts for you (mentioned below), it’s very useful to see what other bloggers are writing about that is grabbing their readers attention. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!" BTW, nice post.

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. Since there are people who need marketing tactics that don’t just apply to bloggers or affiliate site owners, I decided I would try and give an example for product owners (and the marketing guys who are trying to sell them via the web).

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. After all, this is WordPress’ own built-in feature so we expected it would be working flawlessly. Another option that a number of bloggers use is 99Designs.

Top 25 Blogging and Social Media Posts on 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. Here are the reasons why bloggers are using them, why visitors dislike them, and some alternatives. Series. Blogging Tips.

HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers

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. These key influencers are more than just fans — they’re brand ambassadors. Thanks. iTunes 10.1

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


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. Since my site is powered by WordPress, I used this Google Website Optimizer-Wordpress workaround to be able to use GWO. Want to find out how to boost RSS subscriber conversion?

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Should You Use a Third-Party Commenting System on Your Blog?


” I have used both the built-in WordPress commenting system and a third-party commenting platform for an extensive period of time. In this article, I will share the pros and cons, from my personal experience, of using a third-party commenting system, and point you to some of the plugins that I use to extend the power of built-in WordPress comments. Are they helpful?