20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012

ProBlogger

As Michael Stelzner said at Blogworld, “You’re not a blogger, you’re a publisher!”. He had a popular blog, Free Pursuits, but focused on creating a legacy rather then just being a blogger. He runs a popular blog, but I wouldn’t called him a blogger.

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4 Ways A Superhero System Will Make You A Better Blogger

ProBlogger

The excitement of creating content and putting it out into the world was tangible… that feeling (and motivation) to publish a few posts and see what everybody thinks. And yet, here I am: now a pro-blogger (750 published posts, most of which are 2000+ words), and a published author!

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6 Laws Every Blogger Needs to Obey so they Don’t Get Sued

ProBlogger

If you’re a blogger, do you know how to stay on the right side of the law? law is that bloggers must be open with the fact that they are being paid to use, promote, or review a product. It’s really pretty straightforward if you think about a few things: Label information clearly: Wherever you have content, make it perfectly clear which information is editorial and which is advertising. To date not one single blogger has been sued over the issue that I know of.

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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). Here is how you can find content for your blog.

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

Webbiquity SMM

These are the journalists, bloggers, analysts (industry or financial) and others who can help amplify your content, spread your story, and lend credibility to your messages.

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Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

Akamai Marketing

This is the blogger as task-master part. If you can’t think of what to blog about, get inspiration from the news, industry occurrences, message boards and other communities where your customers are hanging out.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Think instead about social media traffic, good content, a cleanly coded website, slow progressive growth, and your site’s authority. This post is a somewhat technical approach toward dealing with duplicate content issues. The more you share, the more likely the content will rank.

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

Webbiquity SMM

” Nearly a quarter prefer video content to text. Content Sharing Trends in 2010 [Infographic] by Pamorama Pam Dyer reports on data from AddThis showing the top methods for sharing information from more than 300 options. just 4% contains links to non-blog corporate website content.

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38 Ideas For Your Pinterest Strategy

Diva Marketing Blog

Determine how graphics as linked to content can align with your brand values brand promise. Critical : determine your content direction that goes beyond your brands or company messaging. Board and Pin Creation. Create media/news board for larger businesses.

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Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!

Social Media Citizens

The first was blogger relations. This eventually led to my involvement in a couple of major blogging events that our company organized because of the relationship that I was able to build with a lot of bloggers. Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! in Southeast Asia.

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All your best content may now be considered fake news

Socialmedia.biz

While we both know you’re not a purveyor of so-called fake-news, if you’re not a proper J-school-certified and verified reporter, you might end up on the wrong side of the social media content filter. I t’s time for you to really invest in your own personal or professional social platforms.

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50 Habits of a Highly Effective Blogger " EdithYeung.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

50 Habits of a Highly Effective Blogger. I met a few celebrity bloggers like Mark Cuban, John Chow and Matt Mullenweg (founding developer of Wordpress) and attended many great sessions about blogging, podcasting, videocasting, SEO and social networking, etc. Their presentation made be stop and think and start evaluating myself as to if I am really doing everything I am supposed to as a good blogger. a highly effective blogger would â?¦. Network with other bloggers.

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How to Become a Niche Rockstar: The Guide

Viper Chill

It happened to me in 2007 and it’s just happened to tech blogger Louis Gray who, this week, announced he is now managing the social team for Google+. Some people ask me why my Twitter bio, for the last six months, has read “Z-List Blogger with 21 readers&#.

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LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account

Buzz Marketing for Technology

To include your blog content into LinkedIn news, go here. Amit Agarwal is a professional blogger and personal technology columnist for a national newspaper. Google SMS Channels: Send SMS Text Messages to your Group for Free. BlogAds Invitations Available for Bloggers & Site Owners. A Day in the Life of a Part-Time Blogger Who Has a Full-Time Job. Best Indian Bloggers. The content is formatted specifically for cell phones and mobile devices.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Its monitoring covers blogs, message boards, forums, microblogging sites, wikis, media sharing sites, social networks, online classifieds and review sites. The company’s built-from-the-ground-up monitoring tools cover more than 50,000 sources, and its database of more than one million journalists, bloggers and media sites are invaluable for connecting with the right writers and performing effective outreach.

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Top 10 Reputation Tracking Tools Worth Paying For

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Apple 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! Services start out at a minimal price of $1 for individual bloggers and shoot up over $100,000 for large enterprises.

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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.

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5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

mashable.com

Android 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! In many instances, these audiences self-identify online as interested in specific topics, themes, products and/or services and congregate in groups, message boards or communities.

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Changes in News Delivery Give New Power to Press Releases

Proactive Report

Over 40% of journalists say that their dependence on PR news content will increase as a consequence of these changes. Just as they have had to learn to produce excellent digital content and use open, collaborative tools and methods, so must we.

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5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

mashable.com

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! In many instances, these audiences self-identify online as interested in specific topics, themes, products and/or services and congregate in groups, message boards or communities.

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Cloud Jacking: 7 Steps to Dominate Your Niche

Viper Chill

I completely believe in honest engagement and quality content to help you rise about the competition. There’s also the ‘leave your job’ type bloggers writing excellent content such as Cody , Corbett and Christine. Bloggers : Bloggers are busy.

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Social Media Strategy: 10 Experts Reveal Their Secrets

Viper Chill

Use it to engage your audience (on a Fan Page) with questions, contests, photo and video sharing and sharing relevant content that makes people want to keep coming back to your page. Post content that asks questions, that’s eye-catching and that people will want to pass on.

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The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

www.convinceandconvert.com

Also, some bloggers (including Ari Herzog and Valeria Maltoni ) don’t favor including tweets as comments, since they are not true “comments.&# All In One SEO Pack Like many bloggers, I utilize the excellent All in One SEO Pack plug-in to optimize posts for search engine rankings.

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Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

Pamorama

“Blog&# can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. Blogger : Blogger is a free blogging platform owned by Google that allows individuals and companies to host and publish a blog. Tumblr : Tumblr lets users share content in the form of a blog.

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How Offline Promotion Landed 300 New Blog Visitors

ProBlogger

I still love writing new content, but like many of you, I have spent so many countless hours commenting, tweeting, and begging for backlinks that I’m simply too bored to keep it up. And these are the kind of people who aren’t trolling comment threads and message boards like the rest of us.

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Why Twilight has Such a Massive Following—and How to Apply This Concept to Your Blog

ProBlogger

I see message boards and fan sites brimming with excitement over the latest film or gossip about one of the actors, and when they show snippets of the premiers on the news, there are always lots of screaming fans. Why bloggers should care. Many bloggers do this extremely well.

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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.

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Find Fans’ and Followers’ Pain Points in 5 Simple Steps

ProBlogger

That members of your audience have: As a blogger, you’re only one member of your community, which makes it easy to assume that your audience members are experiencing the problems you expect them to have. This guest post is by AJ Kumar of Single Grain.

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Twitter Hashtags: Nonprofits Speak Up

www.devonvsmith.com

Growth » Twitter Hashtags: Nonprofits Speak Up Nonprofiteers have been collectively organizing online for years–from email listserves to teleconferences to online message boards. The contents of the blogroll are outsourced to the community, and is open for anyone to join.

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

Convince & Convert

Also, some bloggers (including Ari Herzog and Valeria Maltoni ) don’t favor including tweets as comments, since they are not true “comments.&# Use WWSGD to include a little message before or after each of your posts, asking readers to subscribe to your RSS feed (or buy you a drink). The genius of this plug-in (and the reason it’s named after Seth Godin) is that you can set one message for first-time visitors, and a second message for repeat visitors.

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A New Theme, Part 2: When Your New Theme Crashes Your Blog

ProBlogger

Then you see this message: Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_get_theme() in /home/colores/public_html/allcolores.com/wp-content/themes/path/library/functions/utility.php on line 119. Ayelet Weisz is an enthusiastic freelance writer, blogger and screenwriter.

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Transfer Your Blog From WordPress.com to WordPress.org Part 1

ProBlogger

You can also choose to export all the content at once—posts, pages, media files and comments. Since I wanted to transfer everything in my blog to its new location, I chose All Content and clicked on Download Export File. What’s a blogger to do?

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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.

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Book Review: Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Measurement: as Li notes, “Measurement comes in many different forms, from website traffic to the number of retweets your content is getting.&# Forums and Message Boards (the oldest and second-most commonly used forms of social media).

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Only recently, however, this story has become widely critiqued, with bloggers calling the practice a “vicious … royal mess&# that “crossed the line.&# Most of what we know about the program, we have learned here on the Cruise Critic boards.

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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. I totally agree with whoever coined the phrase, “content is king&#. Discussions (forums, message boards).

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Social Media Monitoring Grudge Match: Radian6 vs. Scout Labs

www.socialmediaexplorer.com

For the record, I ran it the way I should have (having read the instructions) and the numbers and content were all but identical. They also don’t do a good job of catching message boards and forums, though I’m sure that will improve over time.

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Is it easy to tell if you are a scammer or straight-shooter?

Bare Feet Studios

When all I can find about you on Google search are things like message board postings or a one-off weight loss blog offer, then you are not a serious business person IMO.

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An Open Letter to Facebook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I’ve heard about dozens of businesses who created Facebook Pages, pouring their hearts and souls and development hours into crafting content and attracting new fans, only to find out that their account disappears without a trace.

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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?

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