Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action

ProBlogger

Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , a site that curates the best of the blogosphere, as well as an award-winning print journalist. Reach her on Twitter @kimber_regator and get free widgets for your blog from Regator. Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action. You might be saying, “I’m a blogger, not a sales person. I create content. Why would I need to worry about calls to action?” But if you are, I’d encourage you to adjust your thinking.

Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging

ProBlogger

Reach her on Twitter @kimber_regator and get free widgets for your blog from Regator. Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging. Live-blogging—writing about an event as it happens rather than after the fact—can be a valuable resource for your readers, providing them with up-to-the-minute information about important events and making your blog the go-to destination for information on a developing story.

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Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring

ProBlogger

Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , a site that curates the best of the blogosphere, as well as an award-winning print journalist. Reach her on Twitter @kimber_regator and get free widgets for your blog from Regator. Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring. Do you know your blog’s readability score? If not, there are several ways to find out. But before you go calculating, let’s talk about why you should even care.

Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions

Kikolani

At the bottom, you can also see results from the blogosphere. Netvibes allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds and view them in a Reader (list) or Widgets view. I personally find the Reader view loads faster than the Widgets view. If you follow my writing, you probably know how much I love Google Reader. As you can imagine, this stopped me in my tracks. That’s right. On July 1st, Google Reader says goodbye.

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A Blog is a Better Social Media Hub Than Twitter

Socialized

My blog is on WordPress, which is very popular for its rich feature set, wide variety of (generally free) third-party plug-ins and themes, and ability to use widgets. When there’s a buzz out in the blogosphere that your company has shipped a defective product, is closing its doors, or is under investigation for example, a press release on the wire is no longer the fastest or most effective way to to respond.

The 5 Best Ways to Get Instagram Followers for Your Business

agora pulse

Peruse the blogosphere or YouTube, and you’ll uncover common tips like: Use hashtags like #f4f (follow for follow) or #followme in comments of popular users. Add a widget that gives visitors a flavor of what your account looks like and gets them to your account with a tap or click. Businesses using Instagram, like businesses using any other social network, seem to have a perennial burning question: “How can I get more followers?”

Want Traffic? Then Make Things Happen

Kikolani

I trashed out all unnecessary widgets and made the essentials: Email Subscription. The blogosphere has been ever growing and ever dynamic. This is a guest post by Ramcel Gatchalian. The million-dollar question every newbie blogger ask is “How can I drive traffic to my blog?&#. Driving Traffic. Sure you can find tons of resources over the internet from successful bloggers who tackle topics on how they were able to achieve traffic when they started a decade ago, more or less.

8 Deep Questions to Define Your Blogging Strategy

Writtent Blog

What is their widget, and how will yours be different? How saturated is the blogosphere in your industry? The majority of blogs aren’t a success. While that truth is harsh and depressing, don’t let it deter you from establishing a content strategy. Anyone can launch and maintain a legendary business blog, provided they have sufficient dedication and direction.

Friday Fun: #BringBackTheBlog

Diva Marketing Blog

With all the chatter about social networks and widgets and videos and podcasts and apps and tweets and gizmos (oh that's the next Big thing) the traditional blog has gotten lost in the digital maze. So I thought I'd use Friday Fun from time to time to #BringBackTheBlog by highlighting some of the great work that continues to be done in the blogosphere. Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade.

Busting Facebook’s Most Widespread Myth

Convince & Convert

The real difference between the reach of fans (below) and organic reach is that the latter include views of people that are not fans of the page but have directly accessed your page or seen its content in a widget (for example, a “like box” on your site or blog). As mentioned above, the 16% figure embraced by the blogosphere for nearly a year makes no sense and most likely does not apply to your page.

15 Blogging Secrets Even Gurus Would Be Surprised to Know

Writtent Blog

Consider Brogan’s tech tips: Evaluate Your Widgets: Do your buttons and apps slow down your blog’s loading time, or enhance your readers’ experience? Consider the following: if you don’t comment on other blogs, you basically don’t exist in the blogosphere. Have you taken the time to figure out what works, or are you publishing content and just hoping for the best? There’s strategy, metrics, and then there’s closely-guarded blogging secrets that even many of the elite don’t know.

Are Blog Comments Dead? | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Putting a widget on your site stating the number of visitors or subscribers doesn't either but that's a discussion for another time. I don't know if this is due to personal taste/need or a trend in the blogosphere. Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Are Blog Comments Dead?

Blogging Between Hot Flashes

Almost Savvy

Do I belong in the blogosphere? The first lesson anyone learns about the blogosphere is “listening&# before jumping in to conversations. WordPress is a great example, with so many themes that you don’t have to learn css; tracking built in, so you don’t have to rely on offsite tracking scripts; and plugins, so you don’t have to hand code widgets. Do you belong in the blogosphere?

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Blogging Between Hot Flashes

Almost Savvy

Do I belong in the blogosphere? The first lesson anyone learns about the blogosphere is “listening&# before jumping in to conversations. WordPress is a great example, with so many themes that you don’t have to learn css; tracking built in, so you don’t have to rely on offsite tracking scripts; and plugins, so you don’t have to hand code widgets. Do you belong in the blogosphere?

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5 Ways to Produce Content Readers Will Love

Kikolani

Nowadays, we have countless blog posts to read concerning how to improve our traffic numbers through various search engine optimization techniques and blog-design widgets. In the blogosphere, this means that you sometimes have to open up your blog to other voices in order to foster discussion among the blogging community. This is a guest post by Lauren Bailey.

7 Simple Ways To Attract More People to Your Blog

ProBlogger

Not only should you have social widgets at the bottom of each blog post, you should be posting your work on every site you’re active on. Be thoughtful, use research, and know what’s going on in the blogosphere but above all else write about what you know. This is a guest contribution from Ryan Currie at Spokeo. Blogging is an art and it takes practice to really get right.

Boost Traffic and Trust by Giving Back

ProBlogger

After you set up your giving page, you’ll be able to create a widget that displays the amount of money you’re trying to raise, the organization you’re supporting, and how far you’ve progressed in your fundraising. Place this widget somewhere on your blog. I truly believe that with so many wonderful, giving people out there in the blogosphere, blogging will change the world for the better in the years to come.

Top 5 Affiliate Sales Techniques

ProBlogger

Reviews work much better for affiliate sales than buttons, widgets, or advertisements. We’ve seen this approach work much better, as far as conversions are concerned, than advertisements, widgets, or buttons on your website. Doing the right thing, day in and day out, over and over for years, is what makes the difference between generating a six-figure income online, and the rest of the blogosphere. This guest post is by the team at E-junkie.com.

The Case For and Against Popup Opt-In Forms

Kikolani

First of all, I do a lot of testing on my blog, and I choose to have a popup to increase my newsletter subscribers because I was not getting any great results by displaying the newsletter subscription form on sidebar widget, and to be honest, I didn’t take this step till I saw some blogs using a good looking popups that encouraged me personally to subscribe to their newsletters! What long-term effects would there be on the blogosphere?

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How to Build a Business By Supporting Bloggers: a Case Study

ProBlogger

Readers now want multi-media content, social media widgets, great writing, and so on. In this turmoil created by the growth and development in the blogosphere, I see opportunity. The blogosphere is a big place and as it grows there are more and more opportunities for you to fill in the gaps. This guest post is by Jeremy Delancy of passivepanda.com.

Monthly Trends + How to Instantly Triple Your Post Ideas

ProBlogger

The blogosphere trends for the month of January 2011, in order, were: Egypt , State of the Union , Golden Globes , Verizon iPhone , Gabrielle Giffords , Super Bowl , Martin Luther King Jr , Sundance Film Festival , Flooding , and Consumer Electronics Show.) Identifying trends before the rest of the blogosphere will help your blog become the place to go for those who want to be in-the-know. For many bloggers, coming up with ideas for great posts is one of the biggest challenges.

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. Whenever I have friends looking to enter teh blogosphere, I always remind them that the internet has an impressively long memory, so be careful what you put out there.

PIN’s: The Future of Private Link Building

Viper Chill

This isn’t some “SEO is Dead” article you see go viral in the SEO blogosphere every six months, but a genuine prediction based on how Google search results have evolved over the last few years. Adding do-followed links to widgets. ” If you follow the SEO blogosphere, you’ll undoubtedly know who he is. What I’m going to reveal in this blog post is a strategy that will likely weed out a certain section of the ViperChill audience.

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Accepting the Blogger’s Social Responsibility

ProBlogger

Darren mentions the five “Cs” of blogging include content, community, points of connection, cash, and contributing something of value to the world and the blogosphere. A passive blogger is more likely to place a widget on their blog sidebar, enabling a reader to navigate to a third-party site to make a donation if they feel inclined. Place a widget or PayPal button on your blog. This is a guest post by Bryan Cassidy of Endless Bucket List.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, ASW11 & Productivity Systems

Kikolani

Essential statistics from the State of the Blogosphere 2010 – this post summarizes some major findings, but if you want the full details, head to the source at Technorati. Trick or Tweet: Meet the new Twitter style guide – a look at the official Twitter buttons, widgets, and apps. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, who’s going to Affiliate Summit West, and productivity systems on kikolani.com.

6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Blog

ProBlogger

Despite that, and even with a lot of in-depth research on marketing, the blogosphere and online business, there are a number of things I wish I knew when I finally took down my ‘Coming Soon’ page and opened for business. My original sidebar sign-up widget saw a 0.5% This is a guest contribution from Will Nicholls. It was a little over two years ago when I first went online and bought my blog’s domain name.

5 Techniques to Create Raving Loyal Fans

ProBlogger

It’s been said before, but in the blogosphere, the more colloquial you can make your writing, the better. Font formatting, color schemes, picture choice, picture captions, headlines, comments, and widgets all play an integral role in conveying the overall message of your blog. This post is by Brad Branson of Lessons in Lifestyle Development. Most people walk through life in a living daze. Most people live their lives vicariously through television, sports, or the gossip section.

Monthly Trends + Resolutions for a Better Blog

ProBlogger

It’s the beginning of the month as well as the year, so, as always, Regator has provided blogosphere trends for the month, and I’ll use posts about these popular stories to inspire you to make a vow to improve your blog in the New Year. Find her on Twitter @kimber_regator , get free widgets for your blog , or nominate your blog for review. Happy 2011! How are the ole resolutions holding up so far?

October Trends + The 10 Horrors of Blogging

ProBlogger

See you next month with more blogosphere trends from Regator. In the meantime, you can get your niche’s trends or other free widgets for your blog at Regator’s new widget site. For those celebrating Halloween, it’s the spooky season, with haunted houses, terrifying costumes, and creepy decorations around every corner. What better time to look at the horrors that plague bloggers?

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social media connections are those I know through a variety of online forums, the blogosphere, Twitter, and the like (but I generally don’t befriend someone immediately; I still give it time). Delicious – collect news links that feed into my blog, because WordPress.com has a widget for it. Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal , Social Media > How Do You Network on Different Social Sites?

Content Week: how to consistently come up with great post ideas for your blog.

ProBlogger

Over the years, plenty of bloggers have found themselves in the same situation, written a bunch of ideas down, and shared them with the blogosphere. so even if you have sidebar advertising or a banner/widget somewhere, you’re still more likely to make conversions if you write a post and have affiliate links in it (appropriately disclosed, of course). Content. Where to find it, how to get it, what’s going to resonate with our readers?

PB120: Should You Start a Blog? 22 Questions to Ask To Identify if Blogging is a Good Fit for You

ProBlogger

Bigheadedness abounds in the blogosphere, but the humble blogger often ends up on top. You can use the following widget to ask a question. Note: this episode can be listened to in the player above or on iTunes or Stitcher. 22 Indicators to Help Determine If You’re Suited for Starting a Blog. Today I want to talk about the characteristics and qualities of professional bloggers.

Micro Persuasion: Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Data Shows English Blogosphere Has Peaked » Sunday, February 25, 2007. Widgets. Micro Persuasion. Steve Rubel explores the impact of digital trends on business, culture, media and marketing. « NBA Launches Social Network | Main. Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center. I was lucky enough to get in on the Gmail beta when it launched and I havent looked back since.

Monthly Trends + 10 Tips for a Flawless Linking Strategy

ProBlogger

The top ten stories of the last month, according to Regator.com ’s blogosphere trends were: 1. Find her on Twitter @kimber_regator , get free widgets for your blog , or nominate your blog for review. This guest post is written by Kimberly Turner, cofounder of Regator. To link or not to link—that is the question. What should you link to in your blog posts? How many outbound links should you have? When and why should you use outbound links?

5,867 Words on Becoming a Conversion Machine: A Guide for Bloggers

Viper Chill

However, thanks to the ViperChill forums, I recently learned of ‘ Widget Context ‘, a plugin that lets you specify which sidebar widgets show on which types of pages on your blog. Though I don’t do this personally, it’s a popular choice around the blogosphere so that’s why I’m covering it. June was the first time in the history of this site where the blog gained over 1,000 subscribers in a month.

6 Powerful Guest Post Tactics that No One’s Talking About

ProBlogger

If you care to read any of the numerous guest posting guides available across the blogosphere, you will typically read about advice relating to the same two topics: how to find guest posting opportunities. For instance, say you wrote an article on blue widgets. Your byline would link back to a landing page offering a free guide on blue widgets in return for an email address. This guest post is by Tom Ewer of Leaving Work Behind.

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Online community managers are a slightly different breed than social PR folks, or bloggers, or people who are devoted to social news or folks who are widget and mashup fiends. 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?

ViperChill Surpasses 10K Subscribers (Or, How I Gained 9000.

Viper Chill

And, since I started using the “little white men&# in my post graphics I have started to see them all over the blogosphere. Thanks for the support, and welcome back to the blogosphere! I definitely borrowed the idea of your footer RSS/Twitter widget but have modified it consistently over the past couple months. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

How I Helped Make a Bland Blog an Overnight Success

Viper Chill

Some people focus too much on designing & putting all the ‘fancy widget’ that the site get cluttered. I think if we help each other out like this we can start to make the blogosphere look brilliant, not blah. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

Jumping Over a Mountain | chrisbrogan.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I believe that our business practices, processes, and output will modularize the way widgets have changed web design. One of the most encouraging realizations, that is happening throughout the social media, including significant numbers of people in the blogosphere and the twitterverse, is that this leap, this nonlinear emergence, this social returning from the fringe to the center, is all about people. chrisbrogan.com. Covering social media business strategy and personal power.