Getty Images vs Creative Commons and Privacy: What Bloggers Need to Know


Getty Images recently announced a new image embed feature that allows bloggers (and others) to access and use their vast library of images for non-commercial purposes. Creative Commons II : NonCommercial in CC’s Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Wikimedia Commons.

Google Penalizes Copyright Infringers: Are You At Risk?


An example is —a site where free-software enthusiasts criticize the use of proprietary software especially Microsoft Windows. For a blogger this does not matter much, unless they’re copying material from printed sources, because the web didn’t take off until the late ’90s. Use materials licensed under Creative Commons. Here are the different types of Creative Commons licenses.

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Real-Time News Curation - Types And Real-World Examples

Print this article Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 3: Types And Real-World Examples Whats more important? They are simply, to the best of my limited know-how in these areas, the best and most representative examples I have been able to find so far. (I

Is Blogger Copyright Dead?


Content scraping—by automated programs that pull entire posts from your blog for republishing elsewhere—and autoblogging—where sites regurgitate whole articles from your RSS feed on their pages—are the most common content ripping practices. You’re a blogger.

How to Reach Out to Bloggers

Home About Speaking Newsletters Contact Best Of Work With Me How to Reach Out to Bloggers January 7, 2010 View Comments New here? Are you hoping to connect with bloggers and get the word out about your product or service? Do Your Homework All bloggers aren’t the same.

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

Waxing UnLyrical

There’s one area within today’s creative industry that is not only comparatively new (when compared to more traditional disciplines), but is taking a growing foothold via a clear aptitude for maximizing effective use of the ever-expanding world of social technology.

Kpop Lessons: Handling Defamation Through Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: twchoi11 via Flickr , Creative Commons Though I wouldn’t consider myself as devoted as some fan clubs. Image: Gitgat via Flickr , Creative Commons Instead, speak up and join the conversation. And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent.

So What Will You Have For Lunch?

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Ranjit Bhatnagar via Flickr , Creative Commons And thanks to , I can share it with you. PR, social media, and news articles I’ve found interesting, for example. And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent.

Talking The Social Media Walk

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Image: Lars Plougmann via Flickr, Creative Commons Really, if you just read through the comments, there’s your follow-up blog post… but since I promised you one, you’re getting one. And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent.

The Value Of A Fire Drill

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Stephen Korecky via Flickr , Creative Commons I was finger painting in kindergarten and having a good ole time. I can go into other examples, but… you get the point. And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent.

Rules of Engagement


For example, rarely will an attorney even mention Creative Commons when discussing copyright issues. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that provides alternative copyright licenses to encourage and foster the sharing of information.

Blogger outreach: 5 best practices when writing pitch emails

Communications Conversations Conversations about digital PR strategy Home About Arik Work With Me Around The Web Speaking Contact Subscribe From The Blog Blogger outreach: 5 best practices when writing pitch emails Posted by arikhanson on 15. By our very nature, bloggers are driven by ego.

Content Marketing is More Than Just Blogging


While that’s the first thing that people think of — at least me, as a professional blogger — content is anything that can be read, watched, seen, or heard. For example, a basic $150 Snowball mic can produce some better-than-average sound quality.

Improve your Google search results today

Photo by Oriol Lladó / Creative Commons BY NC ND. For example, I will link my name, Chris Abraham , to my page on And, don’t start your blog in or on or on Blogger/Blogspot, but on your own domain.

Three Most Important Content Marketing Lessons of 2012


Now that Google has rolled out AuthorRank, and is starting to place a “trust score” (my term, not an official one) on bloggers and writers, you’re going to start having your content boosted or dinged based on your AuthorRank. Photo credit: JanneM (Flickr, Creative Commons).

Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps

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First, you… Image: Kate Sumbler via Flickr , Creative Commons Hold on! Bland Image: jason carlin via Flickr , Creative Commons I mean, chicken-soup-with-no-celery-or-pepper bland. And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent.

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Prospecting for new clients with social media

Photo by mkhmarketing / Creative Commons BY. For example, if you offer website visitors the summary of an important marketing report by posting the highlights on social media, they don’t have to pay big bucks to get the report itself.

How One “Wishie”, A $25 Loan, and a Whole Lot of Community Gives Hope to Formerly Trafficked Women in India


A perfect example of unity is a fundraiser spearheaded by 12 friends. Guest post from Sourabh Sharma, co-founder & CEO of Milaap Social Ventures.

Common Creativity: Understanding the Rules and Rights Around “Free” Images on the Web


Image by Jayel Aheram, licensed under Creative Commons Sites offering free copyright images are gaining in popularity throughout the blogging and web design communities alike, but they are by no means created equal. Enter: the world of Creative Commons licenses.

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Picture This

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Now, not every blogger uses images, charts, graphs, or other visuals as part of their storytelling approach ( Seth Godin , most notably, is almost always a text-only blogger). What's Creative Commons ?

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5 Steps to Submitting a Guest Post & Getting It Published


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. See the end of this post for an example.

15 Places to Find Free Images for Your Blog

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Creative Commons Search. The official Creative Commons website lets users search websites for free-to-use images from a variety of sources, including Google Images, Flickr and the Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons. Creativity 103.

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

The Creative Commons license is Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

Learning 2.0 - The Things

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Depending upon the Blogger template that you selected, the "permanent link" for each individual post can be found either through the postâ??s Example: Here is where you would find the perma link for this sample blog post : Click on this link to see actual post. This work is licensed under Creative Commons- see details. Welcome to the original Learning 2.0 Program. This site was created to support PLCMCs Learning 2.0

5 best growth marketing strategies for B2B

Image by TopRank Marketing / Creative Commons BY. For example, a Facebook paid update, with the Contact Us button embedded right in the news feed, contributes to positive exposure. Michael Gorman is an expert blogger in London.

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How To Start a Blog in 7 Days


3 questions that as a blogger, you need to be able to answer: Why do you blog? Simply, the toughest question I ever had to tackle as a blogger, but it’s incredible how we often we fail to ask ourself this before we start blogging. For example, do they have a Twitter account?

6 Brands That Nailed Their Product Launches (And What You Can Learn From Them)


As a blogger, you regularly produce valuable content that your audience loves. elow are some great examples of brands that nailed their product launches so you can get a better idea how to successfully promote your new product : Example #1: Pingit by Barclays.

5 things I’ve learned from failed blog posts

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The conversation took place elsewhere: Sometimes, instead of commenting on a blog post, people will choose to engage on another outpost, Facebook or Twitter for example. So, bloggers…do you agree with my lessons learned? Creative Commons photo by Amaury Henderick.

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Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

Hill and Knowlton’s Public Relations Pledge for Bloggers [link] . For example, if I trashtalk Widget company, a community member might point out I am a competitor and then send me to my own companies public guidelines. Managing staff who participate in social networks.

How to Promote Your Content Across Owned, Earned, and Paid Media

Convince & Convert

Remember to follow the protocol of the sub-Reddit you’re advertising on– for example, use the AMA or TIL conventions on the relevant subreddits. Bloggers and Other Influencers Writing About Your Content. These sites can send LOTS and LOTS of traffic, especially the two examples above.

30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources

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Better yet, invite those experts to share their knowledge on your blog as guest bloggers. ” Guest post: 7 powerful headline techniques to skyrocket your blog traffic by Creative Ramblings. ” How Bloggers Can Grow Each Others Readership by The @Steveology Blog.

6 Reasons to Link Away from your Blog


For example, this awesome resource from is genuinely one of the best articles and tools I’ve ever read for link building strategies in 2013. By linking out to the best resources, you can improve your relationships with other bloggers and websites.

20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing


If you’re just doing it for fun or personal reasons, then maybe consider , Tumblr , or Blogger in that order. Anytime someone asks to be a guest blogger, I send them those guidelines. As each year passes, blog marketing techniques evolve.

Micro Persuasion: Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader

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Annotate your data by connecting Reader to Gmail or Blogger. For example, I subscribe to high volume streams like Twitter timelines, AP news syndicates, various digg feeds and more. For example, lets say your job is to compile a report to your boss at the end of the week.

How to Write a Great Article for the Internet

Social Media Network Marketing

Here are seven simple tips and some examples that will teach you how to write a great article for the Internet: 1) Create a catchy title Your article's title can be a make or break for readers. If it's a popular topic, try to put a fresh spin on it or explore an area of your topic that is not commonly written about. Optionally use this Widget installer to add this link to your blogger blog. Powered by Blogger

Double Your Blog Profits in 2013?!


Recently, I asked a blogger what his goals were for 2013. Image courtesy 401(K)2013, licensed under Creative Commons When I asked how he was going to do that he stared at me blankly and said, “That’s where I may need a little help. Let’s look at some examples.

Four New Ways to Monetize a Blog


Image by Jeff Kubina, licensed under Creative Commons. Today The New York Times is successful in its paywall strategy, and it’s paved the way for bloggers to start looking at this as a viable option. The ad industry is dead. Target will only buy remnant inventory.

Blog Marketing Tactics - 10 Tested, Proven Ideas

On this blog, for example, there are 20 distinct share/subscribe buttons on each post. As an example, see this link for a shout I received from Techdirt, one of the most popular tech blogs with more than 700,000 RSS readers simply by forwarding the blog’s editor an email.

6 Experts’ Proven Tips for Creating a Successful Blog

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Or material they care about, but their target audience won’t (for example, a demographic mismatch where young bloggers make pop culture references that their target audience won’t understand or care about). It’s easy to start a blog, but it’s incredibly difficult to build an audience.

PB173: How to Use Quotes in Your Blog Content Legally and Ethically


I’m regularly asked – particularly by new bloggers – what the etiquette and legalities are around using content that others have written in your own content – or the practice of quoting others. This is probably the most common way of using quotes.