9 Social Media Tools Every Blogger Needs To Know About

Kikolani

As a blogger, you have to wear several different hats, from creating good quality blog post to trying to spread the word for your blog and connecting with others. From my own personal experience, here are the top 9 social media tools every blogger needs to know about. Disqus.

The Post Your Fellow Bloggers Don’t Want You to Read

Viper Chill

Your fellow blogger does not want you to see this because these simple tactics are guaranteed to help you make more money from blogging, and (possibly) reduce the potential income they can make themselves. And then bloggers look at how they can make money with products as well.

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How to Reach Out to Bloggers

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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.

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.

Blogger outreach: 5 best practices when writing pitch emails

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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.

Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog

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Depending on how encouraging the blogger is to foster open discussion, the comments can take the original post in a whole new direction. If you do create a profile with a third-party system, that follows you around the web (as long as other bloggers are using your chosen system).

Top 6 Ideas for Incredible Viral Content for Social Media.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Some examples follow: What are Your Chances of Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse? Examples include: Instant Domain Search (with its AJAX glory) Website Monitoring Tests Think about it this way: MyBlogLog has a widget , statistics, and a community.

5 Painless Ways to Get Maximum Blog Comment Love

Shift Digital

Any serious blogger will tell you that the secret to a successful blog includes consistency , dedication , and inspiration. Take Danny Brown for example. Danny is one of the most successful bloggers I’m proud to call a friend (and he’s Canadian like me – yay!)

5 Reasons I Still Use CommentLuv

Kikolani

One of the questions I’m often asked about this blog is why I still use the base WordPress comment system as opposed to Disqus, Livefyre, Facebook, or Google+.

Why Zappos.com Stands Out As a Best Practice

Mindjumpers

Social media is a social tool So what does Zappo’s social media usage make them stand out as a best practice example?

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Share the 10OFF discount code for everyone, for example. Hootsuite , for example, has multiple tabs that highlight their social involvement elsewhere on the web. Take MySpace as just one of many examples of an online property that become too comfortable with its “space.&#

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Social Media Strategy from A to Z » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

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And read these tips on how to become a great blogger. Here are tips on becoming an influential blogger. People love the prospect of submitting to Digg, for example, and some immediately submit the spammiest articles to the service.

How to Get an Influencer's Attention

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The question was purposely left open-ended; I wasn’t necessarily seeking out attention in the form of a product pitch, despite the fact that many of those asked are prominent bloggers. Chris Brogan Chris Brogan is a blogger and president of New Marketing Labs.

Want to Friend Me on Facebook? Please Use My Public Page or.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Take my husband’s grandfather as an example. These examples above illustrate a typical usability question faced by Facebook users (well, except for Grandpa). I also consider bloggers who have forged real-life relationships with me to have connected via social media.

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

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We do see a lot of ROI case examples come out of companies that have social close to the point of conversion, such as Bazaarvoice or other social commerce companies –but for those that are focused on conversion, it’s harder.

How Young is Too Young?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Today, there are young bloggers who have their own websites and blogs. I contacted a handful of young bloggers, all under the age of 17, to get an idea of whether they see their age as a hurdle and what advice they would give to new bloggers.

How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

For example, they use a green background on Twitter, black background on their YouTube channels and maybe red on their Facebook fan page landing tabs. For example, I’ll put “I tweet. Examples of baits are: graphics, eBooks, whitepapers, scripts, website themes, coupon codes, etc.

How to Become a Niche Rockstar: The Guide

Viper Chill

The huge growth of online sites like Youtube, Twitter and Facebook, which have the potential to give anyone a large audience are a great example of this in action. Before I continue, I want to say that I don’t think of myself as an A-Lister, but the following example is relevant.

A Commenting System to Rule them All: Why Choosing the Right Comment System can Make or Break your Blog

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Whether you’re a journalist, author, blogger, or anything else–your words have power. Blogger Comments. Another popular CMS for bloggers, Google’s Blogger offers their own comment system featuring simple solutions for bloggers to manage discussions on their site.

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Defining a Strategy To Use Content In B2B Marketing

Mindjumpers

This guest blog is written by J-P De Clerck , who is an experienced interactive marketing journalist and blogger.

Blogging Etiquette in the Face of a PR Pitch: What Miss Blogging.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As someone who does public relations for companies, I’m sure you carefully pick your bloggers for the pitch. Bloggers have to weed out the crap and PR pros need to find the right people for the job. The job of someone who does blogger outreach can be difficult.

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. Optionally use this Widget installer to add this link to your blogger blog. Powered by Blogger

Tweet late, email early, and don’t forget about Saturday: Using data to develop a social media strategy » Nieman Journalism Lab

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My personal favorite example of this is @ebertchicago. My personal favorite example of this is @ebertchicago. For example, he thinks 11 pm might seem a wise time to reach out to bloggers because they post in the early AM.

Measuring Social Media ROI & Goal Conversions with Google Analytics 5

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For example… If someone purchases an item, the Goal URL would be the “thank you for your order&# or confirmation page. I had no idea about tracking conversations on Google Analytics, I used Disqus for that purpose and also livefyre. Here are 10 Examples That Dont.

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Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

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For example, when people join, they are greeted with a welcome message and are immediately connected with someone else in the community (for instance, the site’s manager). For an example, see Mashable ‘s commenting guidelines.

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The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Considering the above example, I pose a question on Facebook etiquette: Is it appropriate to let these requests sit in pending mode or to reject the friends outright?? Sending a pitch to a blogger requesting a link exchange even though your site has no relevancy at all to their content.

Good blogger outreach and is Worky worth trying?

The Way of the Web

Web Strategy Wikinomics Rankings ← Newsflash: The world is constantly changing, so don’t panic… Google’s Inside Adsense home for spam comments → Good blogger outreach and is Worky worth trying?

An Interview with Blogger Bob From TSA's Evolution of Security.

Social Media Strategery

Development Social Media An Interview with Blogger Bob From TSA’s Evolution of Security Blog Tue, Mar 10, 2009 Best Of , Government 2.0 My questions are underlined and bolded below – Blogger Bob’s responses are found just below each question.

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

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A great example of this is Kimberly-Clark’s (K-C) U by Kotex campaign. If a young woman posts a relevant question on Yahoo Answers, for example, the community manager answers the question and leaves a direct call to action to visit the U by Kotex website.

7 Ways to Take the Media World by Storm

Convince & Convert

Look for bloggers in your industry to help, or review the masthead for the leading trade magazine in your industry who are freelancers. For content distribution , look at Disqus , Outbrain , PRNewswire or Taboola. For example, we did this in the content marketing niche in 2007.

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

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For example, the Old Spice social media campaign saw an 800% increase in Facebook interaction and a 107% increase in sales. Good examples of this include Ideastorm , Vitamin Water and Fiat.

The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

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Blog Comments (The blog is on WordPress) Disqus This is what I use to manage comments here at Convince & Convert. I’ve seen my average number of comments increase since I moved to Disqus.

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How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Here’s an example of a simple tab I set up: Welcome!

Are Blog Comments Dead? | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

As engagement and sharing on Twitter, Facebook and other social tools continues to increase, many bloggers are noticing a sharp decrease in comments on their blogs. So, when a blogger begins noticing a decrease of comments on their blog, it can be depressing.

Why And How Your Employees And Business Can Become Trusted Influencers

Mindjumpers

Let me give you an example from the viewpoint of an integrated social media and e-mail marketing strategy. A simple example: someone whose influence leads to a substantial spreading of your content is not the same as someone whose influence strengthens your brand reputation.

Why Livefyre Is The Best Blog Comment System Evah

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So, for example, if I’m commenting over at Gini’s place , or Joe Hackman’s place , and I think of someone with whom I had a similar conversation, or who would be interested in participating in this one, I simply type an @ into my comment.

How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

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We have a Palisade Blog where we write and talk about Data Loss Prevention and various issues for corporations, we are on Twitter, shooting out information, retweeting interesting articles in the space, and participating in conversations [ @PalisadeDLP ], and, we reach out to security bloggers.&# “One recent example is that EPISD (El Paso Independent School District) is a legacy customer of Palisade Systems, and recently signed up for the DLP solution.

11 Common Mistakes That People Make With Their Personal Brands.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It might also be a good idea to have clear examples from previous examples of your work that you can show them, with solid stats, visual tools and information, so you have something concrete to back up the points you’re trying to make.

5 Tips To Great Blogging

Mindjumpers

Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Danish CSR Initiative on Social Media Meets Criticism Mapping the Social Internet – what part of the world is the most developed?

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How To Measure Blog Conversion

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We’ll create an example to explain the process. In this example you sell coaching sessions, you need to find clients that will put you on a retainer for a period of time. It’s clear that in this example our approach is a 2-Step lead generation process.