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4 WordPress Alternatives: the What, Where, and Why

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As bloggers, we’re all familiar with WordPress, whether as a self-hosted setup, or via WordPress.com. If you do a Google search for “ blogging software ,” WordPress will likely be among the first results you’ll see. concerned WordPress is not meeting your needs.

Please Help Me Pick a New Look For My Blog

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click to enlarge) Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 More from Convince and Convert Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps 4 Steps to Drive Sales with a Social FAQ 9 Blog Failures and Remedies Convince and Convert Recommends WordPress For Business (The Arkayne Blog) How to SEO your Blog Titles (The Arkayne Blog) Alexandra Kirsch and the Perfect Blogger Pitch (Danny Brown) Tagged as: blog , blogging , convince & convert , design and usability , jay baer Did you enjoy this blog post?

It's Time for Real-Time

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Amber is Director of Community for Radian6 , co-proprietor of the influential Brass Tack Thinking blog (formerly Altitude Branding), a cool mom, a motivating force, and a hell of a flautist). We reconfigured our companies to accommodate phone. Not just the big companies, but the every companies. DJ Waldow Director of Community, Blue Sky Factory @djwaldow [link] DJ Waldow As I wrote on Brass Tack Thinking, I have the chills.

22 Exceptional Business Blogging Guides, Tips & Tactics

Webbiquity SMM

Why the Company Blog is More Important Than You Think by Business2Community. This presentation from Billy Mitchell and the team at MLT Creative covers the benefits of blogging, how to keep company politics out of business blogging (“Everything starts with strategy.

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Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

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How To Optimise Your WordPress Ping List by Pimp My WordPress. 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.&# and using the blog as your customer FAQ.

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Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News

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If not, Google offers a comprehensive FAQ on getting included in the news search engine. Combining creative ability and optimization skills to create compelling, keyword relevant press releases will only prove to be a rewarding public relations effort for your company.

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105 Ideas to Add to Your Editorial Calendar

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These are their own words—a form of word of mouth—that you use to inspire interest in your company, products, or services. Company News. Your company is ever-changing. Even silly, simple news can help your customers feel a connection with your company. Company Goals.

Can You Trust Your Blog to the Cloud – The Pros and Cons

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We want to be great writers, be great artists, take amazing photographs and build an engaging community. A FAQ to reference. Do you know that the company has a good track record for protecting your privacy and the privacy of the information that they store?

Is Social Conversation a Myth?

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it’s really not possible for a company (or even an individual like me) to have true conversations within social media – and certainly not with any real scale or breadth. That’s why “ humanization &# is – at least to me – a better and more accurate description of what companies and individuals can and should aspire to achieve on the social Web. Remember, social media makes big companies seem small again.

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media | chrisbrogan.com

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Track things like audience/community sentiment (positive/negative) if you want to map effort to results. Use social networks respectfully to share the best of your content, in a community-appropriate setting. Community. Remember that community and marketplace are two different things. Make it easy for your community to reach you. Contribute to your community’s blogs and projects. Celebrate important information in your community (like birthdays).

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Are You Growing Enough Voices

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Blogging every day doesn’t make you a better thinker or consultant, it makes you faster at WordPress formatting. Whether it’s finding other people in your company to contribute an occasional post, recruiting guest bloggers from within your industry, or encouraging your customers to let you interview them for a podcast, make finding and supporting new content creators a mandatory part of your content marketing strategy.

Social Media Lawsuits Protect Yourself From Them | Guest Posts.

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Companies must also uphold privacy laws. For you fellow WordPressers out there, go to Appearance > Editor and open footer.php. Social-media marketing & customer service can be legal minefield &companies need to stay alert [link] [link] Keeps You In Control How to avoid a social-media lawsuit [link] [link] Tom Tibbits Protecting yourself from social media lawsuits. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Is that due to the natural progression of success (all big companies are eventually vilified) or a fundamental shift in Apple's brand promise as ultra hip and very convenient? Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Blog Comments (The blog is on WordPress) Disqus This is what I use to manage comments here at Convince & Convert. Google Alerts Like most marketing professionals, I have several Google Alerts set up for my name, my company name, and topics of interest to me. WordPress The WordPress iPhone app is slick. Katie Morse Community Manager @misskatiemo [link] [link] Katie Morse Jason – great post!

3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website | Social Media Marketing.

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Facebook took a major (yet curiously underreported) move in this direction last week, when they enabled companies to publish to Facebook members’ news feeds for anyone that has “liked&# a Web page. One of the reasons companies continue to put a lot of emphasis on their websites while still maintaining a robust Facebook page is that Facebook couldn’t do all the things a website can do. A company rang me recently to say that Google black listed them.

RIP 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website

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Facebook took a major (yet curiously underreported) move in this direction last week, when they enabled companies to publish to Facebook members’ news feeds for anyone that has “liked&# a Web page. One of the reasons companies continue to put a lot of emphasis on their websites while still maintaining a robust Facebook page is that Facebook couldn’t do all the things a website can do. A company rang me recently to say that Google black listed them.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Can you describe what your company does in 120 characters or less? If you’re a small company, congratulations, this should be pretty easy. If you’re a big company, how can you act small again? Social Media Strategy Worksheet from Jay Baer at Convince and Convert As a social media consultant, I specialize in helping companies create and implement social media strategy.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Agencies should also be working with clients on using social media as a market research tool, by surveying fans or creating dedicated, invite-only brand communities that serve as a living focus group. Remember, the most important customer of EVERY company is Google. Don’t just let your clients post to their Facebook page willy nilly, or write random blog posts whenever they feel that WordPress urge.

Ignore Foursquare at Your Peril - An Analysis of Potential.

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note that Chuck is the official WordPress and SEO consultant to me here at Convince & Convert. 2) There are major time-cost/benefit considerations (especially for companies with limited resources) 3) It is a “must&# for some businesses at this point (like restaurants, hotels,consumer goods), but still questions about larger adoption 4) I think some of the data capture benefits are overblown (for example when people are coming into a restaurant and how many people.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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The feeling of community, and “we’re all in this together&# is slipping away. Both companies (as well as a second tier of contenders) are working on new features and ramping up their business development teams. Larger space, more interesting companies, and better production overall. I went to a session yesterday and then 2 today, “workshops&# none the less, that were simply companies touting their wares.