Women in engineering: How I found and started my career as a software engineer

Sprout Social

I made it through with top grades and decided that from then on, I wanted to make sure women in engineering would not have the same experience as me. I started to get more involved in outreach programs and activities that allowed me to connect with other women in engineering.

Search Engine Optimization THEN Blogging THEN Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Nonetheless, as I was identifying their needs; talking about where they are now; and what they’re goals and challenges are, one of the partners was skeptical about search engine optimization (SEO). And links are a critical part of rising in the search engine rankings. But, HubSpot generates a good portion of our traffic from search engines now. Here’s why: Search Engine Optimization is the Foundation. By Peter Caputa.

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Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. So our ragtag army of cruise bloggers, travel writers, technologists and travel professionals teamed together to reverse-engineer the cruise discovery, planning and booking experience. Guest Post by J.D. Lasica.

Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation

Waxing UnLyrical

You may have created great content, and you may have a good distribution plan, but shares and engagement are unlikely to come unless you have also focused on community building. All your content isn’t worth a dime if it’s not also optimized – in as human a way as possible – for search engines. Pushing out content is all very well, but unless you build a community, there will be limited-to-no engagement with your content.

New Search Engine Launched: Only Searches New gTLD Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

There’s a new search engine out there that apparently has ditched the legacy.COM,NET and.ORG TLDs (Top Level Domains) and only show New gTLDs in its search results. Using Google’s Custom Search Engine, Newgle has done what no other search engine has ever done before: only show search results from websites on New gTLD domain names. Newgle is a new search engine using Google Custom Search that takes the legacy TLDs out of the search results. Search Engines

Engineering at Sprout: Building an Android month picker

Sprout Social

As a result, although we could successfully compile our new MonthRangeDateSelector , the compiler did show a very scary warning to discourage us from doing so: One way to hide this compiler warning is to add a @Suppress("RestrictedApi") like so: This experience illustrates how, even though the Material Components Library has provided some great new components to the Android Developer Community, it is still a work in progress. Sprout Engineering Team Sprout

Community management and content creation

Janet Fouts

Community Management Isn’t Content Creation. (go Now, I don’t 100% disagree with him that not all community managers are suited to create content. To tell great stories you have to stop having your community managers produce your content. How does that relate to community managers and whether or not they should be creating content? I work with a talented team of community managers and I know many more through speaking, conferences and social media.

Hide Facebook Profile from Search Engines

Ari Herzog

I allow the global Facebook community to find me, read my personal profile updates and comment when inspired; but I disable my profile from being indexed by search engines. Responding to queries how I hide my profile from search engines and how people who are not friends can write on my wall, this video explains : -- Thanks for reading Hide Facebook Profile from Search Engines by Ari Herzog. I am a Facebook oxymoron.

New Search Engine For Vets | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

Enter The Age Of Facebook Phone Calls » New Search Engine For Vets If you are a veterinarian or pet doctor, then you now have a new way to market your practice. It’s a search engine for veterinarians powered by Google. There have been search engines launched for specific professions for years. I always recommend listing a business in a professional directory or search engine. About Us What’s a Maverick?

Can Communities Serve As Perfect Add-On For Your Blog?

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. There are several community building tools for blog promotion. If you think it is time to take a leap with your promotional plans and take some new pathways for promotions, a community building tool can be a perfect opportunity. You get to know bloggers from different places, communities and of varied blogging spheres.

Top 10 Search Engine Optmization Blunders of 2011

Bill Hartzer

This year, though, I thought that I would come up with a new list, the Top 10 Search Engine Optimization Blunders of 2011. This year was especially good for search engine optimization mistakes and blunders–and I had to narrow down the list quite a bit. We started off at the beginning of the year with some pretty irresponsible search engine optimization tactics performed by some major brands on the web. biggest search engine optimization.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & New Search Engine Community

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup and a new search engine news community on kikolani.com. Search Engines / SEO / Analytics. For all of you who loved being able to voice your opinion about news in the Internet marketing and search engine world, but have sadly lost your say on Sphinn, why not check out SERPD !

CheapTweet Upgrades Its Social Deals Search Engine

Bill Hartzer

CheapTweet.com , a major Twitter-based social deals search engine site, has launched CheapTweet Version 2, in celebration of indexing over 5 million deals online to offer users an better social shopping experience. rollout adds upgrades to its core search engine, voting mechanism, and a new look and feature called the DealStream that helps visitors find the right deal at exactly the right time. Related posts: Search Engine Optimization: Is Social Sharing the Next Link Building?

Book Review and Giveaway- The Commitment Engine by John Jantsch

Janet Fouts

The Commitment Engine: Making Work Worth It , by John Jantsch. In the Commitment Engine he shows us what commitment really means in a business and a personal sense. Community. For me everything relates to community in some way. John suggests that “In a perfect world, every business would spend a year or so doing nothing but community building before they ever open the doors.” Want a free copy of the commitment engine?

What's The Best Discovery Engine? | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

» What’s The Best Discovery Engine? Until Bing called itself a “decision engine,&# not many people had heard that term. And I’d wager to say the same thing about “discovery engine,&# though I like that term. 7 Responses to “What’s The Best Discovery Engine?&# small business says: March 17, 2011 at 9:57 pm What's The Best Discovery Engine? About Us What’s a Maverick?

Learning to Speak Your Community’s Language

Convince & Convert

Establishing Your Brand in a New Community. As a social and community expert, Matt presses the importance of engaging with your clients and community in an organic and authentic way, especially when trying to enter a new community or client base. Everybody has a “BS Meter,” and Matt reminds us of how sensitive it can be when meeting a newcomer to your community. Establishing credibility in a community. Taking risks to build community.

Google+ Communities Yay or Wait and See?

Janet Fouts

I don’t know about you but I’ve gotten more than a dozen invitations to Google+ communities in the last couple of days. In case you’re not aware of what that means, Google+ launched a new feature, Google+ Communities on Dec 6. Here’s a video from Google on what these new communities are all about: What Do Google+ Communities Offer My Business? Add to that the very important fact that anyone can create a Google+ Community.

7 Skill Sets for Nurturing Open Community

Convince & Convert

Tweet Guest post as part of the virtual book tour by Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer to explore concepts from their new book Open Community : a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. We come from the association industry and for many of us “membership” people, community is old hat. And yet, for some reason (actually a lot of reasons) what we know about community isn’t always translating well to building community online.

Search Engine Optimization Horror Story Contest Launched

Bill Hartzer

Do we really need another Search Engine Optimization (SEO) contest ? Because the SEO Contest that Vizion Interactive is launching today is not a traditional “SEO Contest&# in the sense that SEOs (Search Engine Optimizers or those who practice Search Engine Optimization) are typically pitted against each other in an effort to “rank better&# than another. This Search Engine Optimization is different. Tags: Search Engine Optimization

How Transparency Creates Engaged Communities

Convince & Convert

Topcoder is a community of designers, developers, and data scientists who specialize in design and technology. This community develops enterprise-level work for some of the biggest companies in the world. As such, Clinton’s job is to serve two masters: the community of designers and developers as well as the clients signing up to tap this community. How to effectively build and nurture a community. “Topcoder was always community first.

Courseopedia Search Engine Helps You Find Courses

Bill Hartzer

I’m always fascinated by the new niche search engines that great entrepreneurs are launching. Courseopedia is a new search engine (just launched recently in beta) that aggregates courses from many different sources: it allows you to quickly and easily find courses and view comments that others have left about it. So, if you offer a course, then you most likely will want to “optimize&# for the Courseopedia search engine by getting your courses listed.

Does Search Engine Optimization Benefit Your Visitors?

Kikolani

These 9 tips are geared toward simple ways to optimize your site for your visitors, not just for search engines, although these techniques might help you get better rankings as well. Special thanks to the contest media partner My Blog Guest , the free guest post exchange community by Ann Smarty where users meet to exchange guest posts and network.

Search Engine Statistics:: Google's share dips

The Marketing Blog

50 am Search Engine Statistics:: Google’s share dips Jump to Comments Although, Google continues to dominate the search market in U.S. The study says, among the top three search engines, Google sent the most visits to the four categories below. Current Search Market Share by Major Search Engines – from Market Share/H… The virtual fly on the wall… 4 Comments Filed under Google , SEO , Search Engines , Web 2.0

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community. We loved Garry’s idea for this two-parter and we welcome any guest post ideas from any of our readers who are interested in digging into Open Community from whatever angle you choose.

Search Engine Optimization: Why We Still Need Meta Tags

Bill Hartzer

Recently, there has been a lot of debate in the search engine marketing community about some of the more simple or basic elements of search engine optimization, a web page's meta tags. We call those people search engine spammers, and that's one reason why search engines need people like Matt Cutts to help clean up the search engine results. The search engines did not look at the content of the entire web page.

Search & Social – Understanding the Interdependence

Mindjumpers

The plan should encompass content, platform, and community management – and put a great deal of focus into the interdependent elements of search and social together. In order to produce engaging quality content that reaches your target audience as quickly and successfully as possible, Garner highlights that social marketers and community managers must understand search marketing and SEO to extend the value of their efforts.

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10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook by Tamar Weinberg on March 17, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Itamar Kestenbaum. Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. A community participates.

Building Your Community On Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Building Your Community On Social Media I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional And Review OnLine Earning Opportunities. ? Free Search Engine Submission Of Your Business, Brand, Referral, Product, Personal URL Submit Your Site For Free Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! million people worldwide have used the Free Search Engine Submission Service Go Here And Submit!:

The truth in online health communities

Harp Interactive

Like any company with marketing-savvy, they put in place an aggressive, integrated SEO and social media marketing plan in order to saturate the search engines with “their&# side of the story. That is why companies big and small are embracing social media and quickly diving head-first into the (deep, unfathomable) ocean of search engine optimization. Customers love to display creative badges and search engines love the links!

How to Discover Irresistible Content Ideas Using Reddit, YouTube, Quora, and Online Communities

Buffer Social

This week on The Science of Social Media , we’re sharing a simple, yet proven formula that you can use time and time again to discover irresistible content ideas using Reddit, YouTube, Quora, and other online communities. Part III: Using YouTube as a massive content search engine. Part IV: Other communities and social networks for content discovery. Part III: Using YouTube as a massive content search engine.

Is Community Leadership Better Value Than SEO?

Small Business Mavericks

Across the web, search engines deliver around 30% of all traffic. In doing so, rather than broadcasting your content, you have the perfect opportunity to become a community leader within your niche. Often, it is going to be more niche related areas such as forums and the blog community. You can access these channels, and if used wisely, can make you a community leader that everyone recognizes and trusts.

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Job Opening: Search Engine Optimization SEO Senior Analyst in Dallas Texas

Bill Hartzer

Cottonwood Financial has an opening for a Search Engine Optimization SEO Senior Analyst in the Dallas, Texas area. To learn more about Cash Advances, please visit the Community Financial Services Association of America website at [link]. The Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Sr. Stay abreast of new search engine optimization industry developments and incorporate into ongoing SEO management. • Tags: Search Engine Marketing Jobs

Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities I’d like to use this blog post to step out of our social-networking-for-business mentality and talk a little bit about using social networking for special causes. More here: Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities … [.]

Traffic Technique 1: Search Engine Optimization

ProBlogger

Search engines “qualify” the traffic they send you, since they’re based on keyword and keyphrase searches that reflect individual users’ specific needs. To attract the right kinds of search traffic, most of us follow a few golden rules: We avoid black-hat search techniques: we don’t try to scam or trick the search engines. The search engines, of course, also look at the amount of quality content you have around particular keywords.

Introducing Blekko, the Self-curated Search Engine

ProBlogger

It’s the search engine that prides itself on human curation. Blekko separates itself from other search engines by making use of the “/” tag—the slashtag as a search tool. Using slashtags, you can basically create your own search engine for any topic you like. Just ask the community over at stackoverflow.com , which helps Blekko tailor many of its “programming” slashtags. Introducing Blekko, the Self-curated Search Engine.

Public Relations becomes Community Relations – Social Media

Laurel Papworth

If you have the relationship with the community, and they like and respect you, it’s tough to turf you out and go with a competitor agency. Build and manage the community and you automatically take on a “public relations manager&# role. But tomorrow, the company that manages say, the largest community of women in the right demographic online, becomes a public relations company. Your knowledge of search engine optimisation (rate yourself out of 10).

Different Roles In The Community - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Free Search Engine Submission Of Your Business, Brand, Referral, Product, Personal URL Submit Your Site For Free Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! million people worldwide have used the Free Search Engine Submission Service Go Here And Submit!: When we handle a set of Audience on Facebook, Twitter, TSU, LinkedIn and other Platforms it is important to understand them. This would be their Mindset, their User Attitude, Behavior OnLine and OffLine and so on.

Irresistible Content: 10-Point Checklist for Content that Converts to More Customers [podcast + ebook]

Pam Moore

The social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter as well as the search engines such as Google LOVE it when your content is irresistible. This is one of the key success factors to content that converts to more attention, trust, traffic, engagement, community members, raving fans, leads and sales! SocialZoomFactor · How to Create Irresistible Content 10-Point Checklist.

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How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Maintaining traditional channels like phone, email and live chat support are a must—but a solid support community can cut that burden drastically, saving you time and money. But good communities are more than support channels. Customers who participate, create content and connect with other community members become loyal brand advocates. Support communities—forum sites, wikis or any venues that include user-generated content—are surprisingly self-sufficient.

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5 Reasons You Should Become Part of the SERPd Community

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Gerald Weber , search engine optimization blogger and co-founder of SERPd. In this new community, you can submit your quality content related to SEO, social media, and blogging, as well as discuss and vote on other quality content. Here are 5 reasons you should join the SERPd community today. We want everyone, from seasoned professionals to SEO newbies, to feel welcome in our community. We aren’t just a voting site, we’re a real community.