11 Google Reader Alternatives to Consider

Kikolani

July 1st is just about here, so if you haven’t already, now is the time to choose your alternative RSS reader of choice to replace Google Reader. Since I last wrote about Google Reader alternatives, more services have sprung up to fill the voie. Digg Reader.

Google Reader Causes Pivot (and Purge)

Geoff Livingston

Well, the RSS apocolypse is upon us thanks to Google’s planned sunsetting of Reader. Now that my Reader has been scheduled for termination , expect a pivot. What do you think of the Google Reader sunset announcement? Geoff Livingston on Google+.

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The Death of Google Reader: Did Email Kill the RSS Star?

Stay N' Alive

I admit I'm not as mad as before , as the dust has settled off since they killed sharing and replaced it with a very limited Google+ sharing feature (on top of the "send to" feature that was there before). Compared to that, Google Reader was minuscule. Alas, the day has come.

Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions

Kikolani

If you follow my writing, you probably know how much I love Google Reader. On July 1st, Google Reader says goodbye. The Learn More takes you to a page that tells you what you can export using their Google Takeout tool, but nothing in the way of alternatives.

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Micro Persuasion: Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader. I have been using various RSS readers for nearly five years now - Ive tried them all. However, none matches the power of Google Reader. The Core Philosophy: Google Reader is a database and a feed reader.

The End Of Blogging?

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It's time for bloggers to take a deep breath, look in the mirror and admit that something (dramatic) is going on here. I was there when it first started (remember Blogger ), embraced the power of RSS feeds (remember those?), lamented the death of Google Reader , and still - to this day - love to hit the publish button. Content is everywhere. . Magazine and others started accepting and publishing bloggers alongside their most respected journalists. google.

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End Of Blogs

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I love Twitter , Facebook , Google+ and other places to publish, share and connect too, but I have a soft spot for blogs. It was a punch in the gut yesterday to read this tweet from Gina Trapani : "Wow, Google Reader shutting down. Watch for 'Subscribe in Google+.'" " So, am I supposed to forget about this blog and just post what I'm thinking about on Google+ or Facebook or tumblr or whatever? I haven't looked at Google Reader in months.

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

Viper Chill

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.

10 Steps to Creating Reader-Oriented Blog Content

Kikolani

Reader-oriented blog content writing is simple once you are familiar with the basic building blocks required to draw the reader in and keep them reading. Here are 10 basic steps that will lead any blogger down the desired path to creating compelling content.

How to Get More Content for Your Blog

ProBlogger

One of the biggest challenges that bloggers face – whether they are blogging for themselves or their business – is creating enough content. Creating quality content takes a major investment of time and resources. Supplement with Content Curation. Repurpose Content.

Online Content Curation: The Key To Building Visibility, Authority And Value

www.masternewmedia.org

But lets hit on the brakes for a minute and clearly point out what content curation is and why a " new media guide " like Scoble felt the need to make things clear. Content curation is also a way to make smaller fishes stand on the shoulders of giants. Who Is The Content Curator? "

How to Guarantee Your Editorial Calendar Works

Convince & Convert

Last fall I wrote a review on InboundWriter ; a web-based application (and sponsor of the Content Pros podcast) that forecasts how content will perform before it’s written. The truth is that most blog posts – and most content of any type, really – fails.

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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. My primary platform for content curation is Twitter.

Why as a Developer, I Switched to Blogger.com and Why I'm Staying With It

Stay N' Alive

Since writing for LouisGray.com a few years ago I've been curious about Blogger. I talked to Rick Klau , Blogger's Product Manager at the time, at a BlogWorld expo a few years back and he insisted I try it. I admit I didn't like the interface of Blogger at first.

As one widget goes, another appears

The Way of the Web

Following the decision by Google to shutter Google Friend Connect , that widget will have disappeared, along with the 82 lovely people who chose to support the site via that method. The next time you visit TheWayoftheWeb, you may notice a slight change to the site.

2897 Words on How to Create Viral Content (The Key Element Behind.

Viper Chill

I’ve already shared how I personally became a much better writer (though I don’t rate myself that highly) and now I want to get into the specifics of how to create compelling content. I find inspiration from magazine covers, books, and other bloggers along with my own imagination.

Content Curation: Learning from others and sharing their knowledge

www.heidicool.com

Go to Home Page: Access Key 1 Skip to Main Menu: Access Key 2 Skip to Section Menu: Access Key 3 Skip to Main Content: Access Key S Skip to Search: Access Key 4 Skip to Footer: Access Key 5 Cool Its not just an attitude , its my name. The process of content curation is pretty simple.

You Have Reached The End Of This Blog

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blogger. content. content creator. content distribution. content marketing. google. google reader. or, have you? Posted by Mitch Joel on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. What do you think? blogging. brand. business blog. buzzfeed. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog. digital publishing. facebook. facebook notes. harvard business review. inc magazine. j walter thompson. james altucher. journalism. journalist. linkedin. marketer.

The New Dilemma: Social Media Exposes Us to Too Much, Too Often

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The way that we explore and discover content on the Internet has drastically changed in the last decade. The first major step forward was with Google which organized the Internet so that anyone could run accurate searches on specific topics they found interesting.

3 New Tools That Can Help You Create Better Content, Convert More Readers and Conquer Higher Search Rankings

ProBlogger

Anybody can be a content marketer … but not everyone can be a good or even great content marketer who creates articles that convert and rank high in the search engines on a consistent basis. IFTTT: Automate your content curation tasks. The blogger’s favorite tool/s.

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.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

When it comes to link building publishers have a significant advantage because editorial content, be it hard news or evergreen content, lends itself naturally to linking and sharing. In addition producing quality content on a daily basis creates a steady stream of new opportunities.

If You Didn’t Think RSS Was Dead Before, Facebook Just Killed it, Completely

Stay N' Alive

Sure enough, if you read Google trends , a natural interest in RSS fell by at least 50% back in 2013. People simply aren’t using RSS readers any more, and I’d argue if you even mention “RSS” people won’t even know what you’re talking about.

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The Blogger and Marketer's Cheat Sheet to Getting High Profile.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

A blogger might say that he wants to write for a specific publication, sending emails and instant messages asking, “Hey, I really like that you write for this publication. Comment on other posts too, showing that you’re interested in the blog’s content.

20 Rocking Tools for Successful Blogging

Writtent Blog

Who likes to be distracted while working on their next best piece of content? After Google Reader ceased to exist, this news aggregator quickly became its suitable replacement. Save content for future reference from your browser directly, or from other apps, including Twitter.

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

What are the best strategies for promoting social content (and which bad ideas should be avoided)? 15 Strategies To Get More Shares For Your Content by Marketing Land. SlideShare Is The Biggest Opportunity In B2B Content Marketing by B2B Marketing Insider.

Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

Some of the biggest news in the blogging world over the last week was without a doubt Google’s announcement that on June 1st, they’re closing Google Reader. Reader simply isn’t paying for itself. Google are going a terrible job of it.

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Top 6 Ideas for Incredible Viral Content for Social Media.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Viral content is what people look for. Viral content is what people bookmark. Viral content is what people talk about. Viral content can spark memes. Viral content is the foundation for linkbait. What is makes good viral content?

3 Marketing Tools I Miss (and Their Alternatives)

Kikolani

I wrote about PostRank regularly as a way to discover the most engaging content on blogs for inspiration, guest post pitches, and competitor research. Feedly only measures shares through their reader, Facebook, and Google +1′s. Google Reader.

Content Aggregators are Killing Content Creators

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The problem as I see it is from a content creator paradigm, where the content creators are the ones footing the bills for bandwidth usage, paying the writers, and putting tears and sweat into their content so that it becomes sellable. We must evolve as content creators.

Analysis of The Top 10 Twitter Users and What We Can Learn From Them

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I’ve seen internet marketers who sell products designed to help accounts gain hundreds of followers, which defeats the process of engaging an audience with outstanding content. That’s the model that works best for bloggers, and it works the same for social media too.

RSS is Not Dead. The Concept of "Subscribing" Is.

Stay N' Alive

The bottom dips in the line represent what the actual number of subscribers for this blog are (the lower ones towards the end are when this blog was down as I switched from Wordpress to Blogger - another post on that later). Even Google Reader is moving more and more to the "follow" model.

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5 Steps to Submitting a Guest Post & Getting It Published

Kikolani

After some emails back and forth with a potential guest blogger on my site, he suggested I write a little guide on how to submit a guest post in a way that will increase the likelihood of getting it published.

17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Moving the third paragraph to the top of the post almost always makes for a better lead to get readers working their way down the page. Currently I’m doing this on Google+. I see a bright future for the Google.

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23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

” The collection here provides guidance on getting the most out of Google+, Facebook and Twitter, as well as network-specific spam definitions and keyboard shortcuts. For example, useful tools for keeping a collaborative calendar include Google Calendar, Outlook, Basecamp and ZOHO.

How Bloggers and Webmasters Violate Your Privacy With Google Analytics

Ari Herzog

of bloggers and other webmasters around the world use a free tool called Google Analytics to track website visitors and click-through metrics. I use it, and many bloggers I know also do. You will also use reasonable endeavours to bring to the attention of website users a statement which in all material respects is as follows : “This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google”).

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. Basically it lets you see which websites use the same hosting company, have the same IP addresses and use the same Google Analytics and Google Adsense tracking codes.

How to Get Testimonials for Your Business or Blog Using Twitter for Social Proof

Kikolani

When collecting tweets as testimonials, watch for tweets from readers, customers, well-known people in your industry, mentors, and role models. Look for tweets where these people are saying something good about you, your skills, your expertise, your content, your products, or your services.

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How to Increase Twitter Engagement with Nestivity

Kikolani

Benefits for Bloggers. While the tool was developed with brands and businesses in mind, there are lots of benefits for bloggers as well. This should lead to more retweets of your content. Here are some ways to use these prompts to engage with brands, businesses, and bloggers.

Why, How and When to Quit FeedBurner

SocialFish

Easiest way to check this – subscribe to your own blog in Google Reader, and see if it’s pulling the latest content.) For many years, FeedBurner (acquired by Google in 2006) has been the principal provider of RSS and basic email subscription services to bloggers.