How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. So why do corporate PR and social media efforts so often appear disconnected and out of sync? To be sure, some agencies and companies get it, and do an effective job integrating social media and PR efforts.

15 Wasteful Habits of Unproductive (and Unsuccessful) Part-Time Bloggers

Kikolani

But when you’re a part time blogger working around a full time job, taking care of the kids and/or your elderly parents, success can seem like it’s a mile away. While it’s not impossible to transform yourself from a part time blogger to a highly successful full time blogging machine (think Kristi Hines , creator of this blog and others), those blogging part time face unique challenges. Being a Part Time blogger doesn’t make you any less serious than those that blog full time.

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Nine Notable Uses for Social Bookmarking

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Webupon > Social Bookmarking. Nine Notable Uses for Social Bookmarking. Bookmarking doesnt need to be limited to tracking websites for yourself. Social bookmarking sites excel at maintaining an online grouping of websites for many purposes (e.g. Electronic bookmarking functions have been used by academics and other professionals for years as a means of sharing information and collaborating on projects. Use bookmarks as your own â??peopleâ??

How Social Media Can Be Magic For Your Blog

Peg Fitzpatrick

Social media can be the magic that helps people find your blog articles. A few years ago, blogging and social media were separate. Social media was short-form, personal, and spontaneous. Blogging and social media not only amicably co-exist, they complement each other.

5 Types of Video Posts for Bloggers

Kikolani

Video Ideas for Bloggers. Here are some of the ideas I came up with for videos that I plan to do for my new YouTube Channel , and I thought I’d share them for other bloggers looking to also build up their video repertoire. 5 Tactics Bloggers Should Borrow from Traditional PR.

Tool Tuesday: PostRank Analytics

Akamai Marketing

As a blogger, there are numerous tools at your disposal to track how your content is doing. Because if you are creating content, you are likely distributing and promoting that content in variety of ways, including social media. What’s your social currency?

Link-building Tips and Tools for Bloggers in a Post-Panda and Penguin World

ProBlogger

So you might be asking what more can be written about link building for bloggers? Bloggers have an advantage that static and retail websites don’t. Later, social networks like Digg, Last.fm, and others were affected as well. Link-building strategies for bloggers. Complete your social network and forum profiles. If you know a blogger who writes a lot of guest posts, search for their name and Google+ on Google. For example….

How to Promote Blog Posts: 200+ Ideas from Eight Experts

Webbiquity SMM

But creating and maintaining a successful blog takes more than just producing helpful and original content; as social media expert Heidi Cohen recently wrote , “The most epic content will FAIL without content distribution. How I promote my new blog posts by The Social Media Hat.

Maximize Your Online Visibility: The Web Presence Optimization (WPO) Framework

Webbiquity SMM

It also requires an active presence and network of relationships in social media, coverage in industry press, and carefully targeted online advertising to be where your prospective buyers are looking, when they are looking.

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media.

How NOT to Build Links to Your Website: Courtesy of American Express

Bill Hartzer

Through a division called “ American Express Market 3D “, American Express is doing Inbound Link Building, Social Bookmarking, and General Directory Submissions. – Inbound Link Building: Locate and Submit 10 Social Bookmark Links.

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

Webbiquity SMM

How can marketers make more productive use of their time on social networking sites? How can you make sure your company’s social media policy doesn’t run afoul of employment law? How can you measure (or can you measure) social media ROI ? ” Social Media Tools.

9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs? Monitoring beyond social media.

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How to Get More Blog Traffic – Real World Data

Webbiquity SMM

Every blogger wants more traffic. The key is a balanced strategy of search engine optimization (SEO), social media, syndication and guest posting. Social media is important. Twitter is the most productive, driving more than half of all non-blog social media visits.

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Find Out How to Increase Traffic, Engagement, and Social Shares Today

Kikolani

To teach bloggers and freelance writers how to promote your content so you can get the traffic, engagement, and social shares that you deserve. The rules were simple: to win, you had to write a great blog post and get the most comments, likes, tweets, and social shares.

What's your social currency?

Akamai Marketing

By taracoomans – April 4, 2011 Posted in: Content , Featured , social media Photo credit: BaronBrian 97 Million people use Twitter. Stop thinking like a marketer/business owner/blogger- extraordinare for a moment, and pause. Your currency is your social media VALUE.

Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog

Webbiquity SMM

Three ranking factors that have recently taken on increased importance from Google (and will therefore likely soon become important to other search engines as well) are content quality and authority, social media links and content freshness. What’s more, blogs are a central component of web presence optimization , and the core of a productive social media strategy. Blogger , TypePad ) to fee-based systems (e.g.,

SEO Mega-Checklist: 75 steps to increased visibility for your site (infographic)

Socialmedia.biz

Here’s an example of how you can shorten your URL. Use Social Sharing Buttons. Effective use of social sharing buttons is important for on-page optimization. Optimize Social Share Image Settings With Yoast SEO. Social Signals Impact Search Engine Rankings.

30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources

Webbiquity SMM

Despite the occasional “death of blogging” pronouncements (often made, ironically, in blog posts), blogs remain the core of a robust social media strategy. And more than half of all social media-driven blog traffic comes from Facebook (28%) and Twitter (26%) combined.

Simple On-Page Tag Optimization for Bloggers

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Tola Famakinwa, SEO Blogger. Most content management systems like Wordpress give you free reign over a lot of your tags, but others (like Blogger) do not. Blogger is notorious for not letting you do this! 10 Habits of Effective Bloggers.

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10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments

Kikolani

Besides her numerous guest posts all around the blogosphere, several prestigious awards like Finalists: Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2011 , and being an all around nice gal, Kristi is always about GIVING to her readers. properties, social bookmarking sites, forums, just to name a few.

Warning: Reading May Cause Your Hat to Fall Off

Viper Chill

For example, you may have just purchased a new car and you start to see that car all over the place. Guest posting, for example, can be done in a very natural way and it can be automated and spammy.

Measuring Social Media ROI & Goal Conversions with Google Analytics 5

unbounce.com

Social media is about building new relationships, generating word of mouth marketing, and strengthening brand loyalty with your customers. You’ll be celebrating your social media goal conversions too! When someone clicks on a link to your social profiles.

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Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Web presence optimization (WPO)—using tactics like SEO, PPC, online PR, social media, content marketing and reputation management in a coordinated fashion to maximize your online visibility and business results—is the core theme of this blog. The best 159 social websites by Populair.

Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media. Social media. Whether youre socializing on Facebook , updating Twitter , or just adding a new bookmark to Ma.gnolia , social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. Welcome to Social Media U.

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Link Trio: A Simple, Yet Powerful, Link Building Tactic

Viper Chill

Article marketing, for example, simply requires you to write articles for sites like Ezine Articles which are relevant to your industry, and then include a link back to your site in the author bio. You can use the example of Adobe ranking no.1

Top 1000 Favorite Blogging Links of 2008

Koka Sexton

I have been using StumbleUpon as my social bookmarking tool this year and I wanted to share with you all of my favorite links from the past year broken into categories. Top 6 Questions You Should Ask 17 Tips For Getting Bloggers To Write About You Interview 2.0:

Top 1000 Favorite Blogging Links of 2008 - Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

I have been using StumbleUpon as my social bookmarking tool this year and I wanted to share with you all of my favorite links from the past year broken into categories. Top 6 Questions You Should Ask 17 Tips For Getting Bloggers To Write About You Interview 2.0:

5 Reasons Why It is Hard to Make Money Blogging

Kikolani

And this need for regular new content puts you under pressure to constantly be producing it – either personally or through the use of paid writers or guest bloggers. Let’s take the example of a website about how to make money blogging. This is a guest post by Richard Adams.

Prepare Your Website for Geolocation with WordPress

Kikolani

This service is perfect for eco-friendly travel bloggers or writers who enjoy sharing information about green businesses in their communities. For example, a visitor in Naples will see specific references to his city, while a visitor in Nashville will see localized content for her.

Thesis vs Genesis – Comparing Premium WordPress Themes

Kikolani

I have seen a lot of well-known bloggers make the switch from Thesis to Genesis since it was released, so I have been curious what the fuss is about. The following are examples of the base Thesis vs Genesis Framework designs with some content, sidebar widgets, and other fillers.

4 Important Things to Do After Your Product Launch

Kikolani

Began full on promotion of the launch day post using instant messenger contacts, social media, social bookmarking, blog commenting, and guest blogging. Monitor Your Product Across Social Channels.

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90 Tips to Make Your Blog Rock

www.jeffbullas.com

Follow Me On Twitter 90 Tips To Make Your Blog Rock Written by jeffbullas - 30 Comments Categories: Blog , Blogging , Social Media Share Tweet Blogging whether it is for your personal passion or for the corporate blog is quite often a journey that has its highs and lows.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Here’s how I do it : I read and review hundreds — thousands — of articles yearly, on all Internet Marketing topics from SEO to social media to general entrepreneurship (new for 2010!), Quick Jump: Social Media: Getting Started, Implementation, and Execution.

7 Commonsense Tips to Improve Your Next Expert Roundup

ProBlogger

It was about “blogging mistakes made by top bloggers” I was quite sure that new bloggers would be very interested in learning about it. As the host blogger, you are banking on the expert’s reach to spread the word about your roundup.

Top 25 Blogging and Social Media Posts on Kikolani

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. Social Media.

Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

use automated social bookmarking tools like IMAutomater and Shareaholic tips for increasing traffic to your blog. J-P De Clerck reports that less than half of companies have blogs, despite the fact that “blogs are real social media hubs and cornerstones of inbound marketing.&#

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8 Ways Businesses Should Use Social Media

Kikolani

Many businesses hear about the advantages of social media in terms of marketing their products or services, but some forget to look at other major benefits of social media beyond finding leads or making a sale. Social Mention. Social media can be a great research tool.

10 Thought Leaders Share Thoughts on Curating Content

www.toprankblog.com

Content curation can takes many forms: feeds, “channels&# (such as on YouTube), it can appear on blogs, or even be the links you upload to social media sites such as Facebook. What is Expedia, for example?

11 Ways I Diversified Traffic Sources for My Blogs to Become Less Reliant Upon Google [With a Surprising Twist]

ProBlogger

Yesterdays story is the perfect example of why this is important. Every day I networked with other bloggers, submitted content to other blogs, engaged in forums on my topics, commented on other blogs, learned about SEO and much more. Social Bookmarking. Social Networking.