The State of the Blogosphere 2010

After all, the blogosphere at one point seemed to succumb to the allure of the statusphere and the effortlessness and trendiness of rapid-fire, micro publishing. In fact, with Twitter, we are simply competing for the moment. The State of the Blogosphere [.]

How to Differentiate Your Content

Geoff Livingston

If you don’t, it will be difficult for you to compete. You can’t do that and compete successfully. This is a prime example of where the social media marketing blogosphere let a vested interest blind it from covering a story with the journalistic precision.

Trending Sources

Blogosphere Trends + Digging Deeper


Looking deeper: Rather than taking the figures at face value, Cult of Mac spoke to an analyst in an attempt to put the figures in perspective in “ Android Competing Against ‘Dumb Phones.’ ” Take time to question information you receive through press releases, other blogs, magazines, newspapers, television…well, pretty much any source. Blogosphere Trends + Digging Deeper.

The Red Ocean Strategy of Miming Top Bloggers

Geoff Livingston

A red ocean — or in our case, the established blogosphere — is dominated by an established leadership that owns a majority of the market. Consider the Ad Age Power 150 for the marketing blogosphere. Image by hueystar.

Get and Keep Readers

Geoff Livingston

I lost the desire to compete for a while. The blogosphere is dominated by an established leadership of individuals and media companies that own a majority of the market. Remaining open to change and evolution is essential for long term survival in the blogosphere.

Social Media Tips From Around The Web

Diva Marketing Blog

Facebook Live Video competes with Pericsope. I met Darren in the early days of the blogosphere. Who remembers the once famous icon? The world of the internet is one of here today and gone tomorrow.

10 Best Time Saving Apps and Plugins To Optimize Your Blog


Building a blog that matters is a full-time gig these days, especially if you want to stay ahead of close to 200 million other competing blogs – which you do, right? This is a guest post by Natalie Sisson.

How David Blogger Can Beat Goliath with Triberr

Geoff Livingston

Today, media companies dominate the blogosphere. How can a small independent Davina or David blogger compete with Goliath brands like AOL, Gawker and Mashable? Join me on September 22 in New York City for the Triberr Takeover conference.

IBM Social Computing Guidelines

Buzz Marketing for Technology

These guidelines aimed to provide helpful, practical advice—and also to protect both IBM bloggers and IBM itself, as the company sought to embrace the blogosphere. In 2005, the company made a strategic decision to embrace the blogosphere and to encourage IBMers to participate. Pay particular attention to what the BCGs have to say about proprietary information, about avoiding misrepresentation and about competing in the field. Skip to main content.

Seth Godin on Steroids: Here’s My Evernote Password

Viper Chill

It’s a dipshit move — and sadly, a tech blogosphere staple. You Can Compete With Free, And Win.

Data Mining: The Ultimate Guide to Niche Analysis

Viper Chill

Compete Details. Compete offer a nice little service which lets you compare analytics (traffic volume, referring websites & search terms) between different websites. As you can see from the screenshot above, Compete has registered around 3.2

Two New Google Developments

Small Business Mavericks

They’ve recently made two new developments that have already gotten the blogosphere talking. Again, that doesn’t sound like much, but this is a popular feature on Facebook and the fact that Google+ is adding the feature means that they are serious about competing in the social arena. Keep saying that Google+ isn’t competing against Facebook. Google, as always, is branching out.

11 Common Mistakes That People Make With Their Personal Brands.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

To have credibility, you need to have other people in your field willing and able to testify to your competence. People will expect you to back up your brand with the truth, so when you fail to perform, they immediately begin to question your competence.

If You See a Problem, Fix It

Geoff Livingston

Now competitors like PayPal are offering competing solutions rather than lose market share. It’s one of my primary beefs with the current negative groupthink about the social media marketing blogosphere. Image by Minnie Photography.

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How to Get an Influencer's Attention

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I selected influencers in all different “walks of life&# and areas of influence, from the blogosphere to the power users of Digg to founders of successful startups and authors of bestselling books.

The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

The only way people can compete is to be cheaper (create more viral content each day) or different (no ads, faster site, cooler brand, etc). This is an important blog post, because it makes a prediction.

The State of MLK’s Dream Online

Geoff Livingston

While both communities are consumers and content generators, the pace to compete within the startup space is VERY slow. Let’s look at the social media marketing blogosphere’s defacto barometer the AdAge 150 and its top 20.

3 Ways to Make More Affiliate Income as Bloggers


The Blogosphere is a crowded space these days. To stand out from those mega name players, who are pretty hard to compete with, you have to differentiate yourself. This is a post by ProBlogger expert Jerry Low. Promoting affiliate products is still one of the most effective ways to make money from your blog.

What George Orwell Taught Me About Blogging


The medium may have changed but these rules are as relevant to the blogosphere as they were in Orwell’s day. Your posts are competing with a myriad of other distractions both online and offline and so you need to get your point across with brevity and emphasis. This guest post is by Trevor Ginn of Hello Baby. Having written masterpieces such as Animal Farm and 1984 , George Orwell is considered one of the greatest writers of all time. .

How to Generate Blog Post Ideas

Viper Chill

I think that due to the advent of all the FREE plugins available, making the internet the great equalizer, people that are starting from nothing are now able to compete with those that have everything. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers

To find and activate the people who are truly passionate about your products, services, or sector, you’ve got to carefully monitor the blogosphere, message boards, and forums. I've been finding influencers by scanning blog rolls and using the People Count feature in Compete.

12 Blogging Income Streams [And the Story of My 10 Year 'Overnight' Success]


She said she felt she’d never be able to compete. Rather, it is about giving something back to the Aussie Blogosphere (it is also great for branding and gives me a lot of personal satisfaction and fun).

7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

You need to network with like minded individuals and build relationships with people in the blogosphere so that you ultimately get inbound links, comments, and visibility. This isn’t a “Tamar is great, here are my competencies&# piece.

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers


This list includes female bloggers that cover a huge variety of topics in the blogosphere. Her latest posts include 7 Reasons to Share Link Love , Holiday Gifts for Geeks Around the Blogosphere , and How Social Media Saved Me from the Forwards.

Content Curation: Learning from others and sharing their knowledge

These feed directly to my Facebook and LinkedIn profile pages as well as my What Ive Been Reading in the Blogosphere page.

Make Money Blogging: Start the New Year by Increasing Your Income Streams


She said she felt she’d never be able to compete. Rather, it is about giving something back to the Aussie Blogosphere (it is also great for branding and gives me a lot of personal satisfaction and fun).

You Have to Write about Making Money Blogging to Make Money Blogging [Misconceptions New Bloggers Have #3]


If you want to monetize in the Make Money Blogging niche by releasing a product, there are not only a lot of other blogs, but a lot of products you’ll need to compete with.

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What’s the law around aggregating news online

The case arose from a unique set of circumstances involving two competing newsgathering organizations: the International News Service (“INS&# ) and the Associated Press (“AP&# ). ABOUT ARCHIVES CONTACT SUBSCRIBE TWITTER What’s the law around aggregating news online?

The Secret to Growing Your Blog Twice as Fast With Half the Effort

Viper Chill

First, if you look at their traffic stats with Compete you can see that they have traffic spikes and dips at around the same time: Then, looking at feed subscribers , despite the large difference at the start of the graph, their growth rate is on a very similar consistent rise.

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Interviews , Marketing , Opinion , Social Media , Websites > What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer? What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I know that for myself, while I certainly want to communicate credibility and competence, I also believe that a certain amount of humility, uncertainty and "wholeness" should make me more trustworthy, not less so. The Bamboo Project Blog.

Six Proven Secrets to Blogging Success


You want a platform that has a significant mindshare and therefore lots of plugins, themes, and competent developers that can help you. And yet the blogroll was one of the blogosphere’s features that drove our early growth. . This guest post is by Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty: The Ultimate Wedding Blog. I write a wedding blog.

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25 Guest Posts on Blogging, SEO and Social Media


Now I want to share some of my off-site content, as I have been doing a LOT of writing around the blogosphere. Setting Up Your Google Profile for Google Buzz Users – Just like you have (hopefully) competed your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn profiles, you will want to fill out your Google Profile to reference for Buzz users. Earlier this week, I shared the top 25 blogging and social media posts on Kikolani.

Affiliate SEO: How Websites Are Ranking in The Most Profitable Niches

Viper Chill

I’m competing against them in one industry and all factors would suggest I should outrank them, but I simply don’t. The first thing that struck me about the results here is how well the 5th site was ranking when it was so young compared to the other competing sites.

Why Bloggers Should Also Be Freelance Writers


You certainly don’t have to be a budding Shakespeare in order to write a competent, professional blog post—but you do need a strong grasp of grammar, and the ability to write engagingly. When you’re Joe Newbie in the blogosphere, you’re probably used to big bloggers ignoring you. This guest post is by Ali Hale of Blogging can feel like a long, hard road—especially when you’re starting out.

7 Powerful Ways to Get Your Blog Post Noticed


Literary masterpieces should be revered but that just isn’t the case in the blogosphere. By the way, if you are competing in a competitive niche, research is the number one way to get an advantage). Stanford obsesses about how to get passionate people’s blogs noticed and promoted at Pushing Social. Great posts often get ignored. It shouldn’t happen. On a blog, a post has a few seconds to capture and pull in a reader.

Highlights from ProBlogger Event 2013 #PBEVENT


I agree – and I believe that the Aussie blogosphere is pretty unique with the sense of community. Of collaborating and cooperating rather than competing. Images by Helen H and WonderWebby. Note : the Virtual Pass for PBEVENT 2013 is still available for purchase here.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

And… Brian Solis is the most eloquent writer I have ever seen in the blogosphere.

How to Save the World

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Our professional value really is a function of the extent of, and our ability to integrate, our knowledge, our thinking competencies, and our communication competencies. What this chart says is that: Our social value to others is a function of (a) the extent of our knowledge, our thinking competency (critical, creative and imaginative), and our communication skills (conversation, presentation and demonstration), and (b) our ability to integrate these three things.

How Young is Too Young?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Thank you very much Tamar for introducing them to the blogosphere! Reply Nicole Dominguez June 10, 2010 at 10:05 am As a young blogger myself, I find it hard to compete with those adults that are older than me.