How to Build Community for Niche Site Success


But then again, I never expected the little website I created to keep friends and family informed about Jerry’s progress to become the largest online community for canine amputees and their people either. We considered a number of different ventures during our three years on the road, but that thing turned out to be right under our noses, and the Tripawds Blogs community was born. The network creates community. Building a community of support.

12 Tips to Organize and Run a Tweetathon

Waxing UnLyrical

There are so many things I’ve learned during the course of this campaign – about blogger outreach, about measurement and analytics, about Facebook Groups, about community building – there are probably a ton of posts waiting to be written. Get your community on board before the tweetathon. Props to Champion Tony Rivera and his team for creating this über-cool widget counter for the campaign… free!


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The Top 16 Facebook Analytics Tools for Marketers

A range of Facebook analytics tools competes for the same market, forcing marketers and community managers to decide between similar products. Along with finance and general web metrics, you can add and remove more than 50 Facebook widgets from your dashboard.

7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Thanks to books like The New Community Rules , written by yours truly, Engage , Social Media 101 , and others, social media marketing is, for the time being, going to still be on people’s minds as they discover this bright and sunny marketing opportunity. The Golden Truths Social media marketing requires dedicated, devoted individuals who can aggressively seek opportunities in highly populated communities. btw, mind using full URLs in the future and not shortened ones?

Pros And Cons Of Translating Your Blog Posts Into Other Languages

SocMed Sean

The benefit is the fact that it is pretty much “set it and forget it” Install the plugin, add the widget somewhere on your site that allows users to choose their language and the plugin does the rest. There is also a paid version of the plugin that allows you to assign URLs to the translated content. This is really nice if you want to have URLs that are specific to the language.

Pinterest 101: What Every Smart Social Media Manager Needs to Know

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Website tools: You can add widgets and Pinterest save buttons on your website, so visitors can create Pins directly from your site. By saving and commenting on popular Pins, you can cultivate a community and forge relationships with influencers and other key figures.

An Early Look at Facebook Open Graph Protocol Integration on News.

Adam Sherk

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post has added a “Hot on Facebook” module to its home page and in a sidebar on posts: I like this and think it will do a good job of encouraging user clicks, similar to the Digg widget that has worked well on news sites. Consider the impact that Facebook Open Graph protocol integration will have on your existing on-site community features and social functionality.

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How Commentluv Premium Promotes Your Blog

Ari Herzog

Type in a URL or click a link and voila. I wrote articles explaining the benefits of Commentluv and Keywordluv , two exceptional wordpress plugins that build community. Photo by Edumigue. Every blogger wants people to visit, read, and comment. Visiting is the easy part. Reading is also easy, especially if the content flows smoothly and is not long. Commenting has a stigma of being hard.

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The Convergence of Search and Social Part 7 – A Strategy Framework

Josh S Peters

GOAL: Increase awareness of blue widgets and increase the sale of blue widgets by 10%. Do a thorough audit of your site and ensure that all of the architecture (URLs, Meta tags, OG tags, etc.) If the content is good and your community is active you should be able to get your content ranking for the kind of terms used by your customers when they’re searching.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Curalate also has community management capabilities that allow you to discover uncovered conversations about your brand.” Sample review: “A nice, easy user interface is provided by Quintly and I particularly like the dashboard approach where you can customize your own widgets. Identify key influencers, monitor brand mentions and conversations, curate and share engaging content, respond to your community, and measure the impact of campaigns.

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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?


I’m also keen to hear your input into our community discussion on what social platforms everyone uses and why. Google to Penalise Widget Link Tactics | Search Engine Roundtable. If you’ve got some keyword-stuffed or otherwise not-so-legit links in your widgets, you might wanna remove them – now! Probably time to get the date out of your URLs – just like we’ve done here at ProBlogger.

Did You Give A Social Media Party & Forget To Invite The Guests?

Diva Marketing Blog

However, for me, the customer experience stumbles with the goal of providing only the website url. Add urls to your email signature 2. Add urls to your business card 3. Engage with the social web communities where you 'live' e.g., comment on blogs, @tweets, etc. Include "share this" widget on posts 15. Add urls in media releases 18. Congrats! you've launched your social media initiative and you did it the right way. 7 Steps To Social Media Success 1.

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Choosing a blogging service: Blogger, Tumblr or Wordpress


It does not have options, widgets and plugins, but it is stylish and you can add your own domain for free. In that way it is more or less easy to connect with other bloggers on the Tumblr platform, but it can also be a downside that it is a closed community with no external comment options. You can instantly start blogging away and have a customized URL like for instance

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How to create, manage and report on social media campaigns in Sprout

Sprout Social

Managing your community and monitoring social for all campaign mentions and engagement opportunities. In addition to message tagging, Sprout users can add URL tracking to links to easily identify social referral traffic and conversions from social campaign posts in Google Analytics.

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Looking at the most significant social networks for the coming year, Upfluence contends that “Twitter remains a must-use for content distribution to boost visibility and drive follower growth in niche or specific communities,” and that while both B2C and B2B marketers extensively use the platform, its performance is slightly stronger on the B2B side.

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Embed Facebook Content Into Your Website | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

Widgets and tools that allow for embedded content have been around for years. It’s free and all you have to do is copy the URL, click on the “ditto&# button, and copy/paste the content you want to embed. About Us What’s a Maverick?

Want Traffic? Then Make Things Happen


I trashed out all unnecessary widgets and made the essentials: Email Subscription. The meta tags have been updated and my URL resubmitted to top search engines. Joining in online community forums that have topics relevant to your niche and indirectly promoting your blog through a URL in your profile signature can also help boost your presence. This is a guest post by Ramcel Gatchalian.

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. For example, you might create a spreadsheet with all of this data: URL. Or, if you have the meta data exported you can even crunch that data, add prices and photo URLs to it, and upload it into Google Product Search.

How to Build a Billion Dollar SEO Empire

Viper Chill

He showed that back in 2010, Retail Me Not were basically paying people to put the Retail Me Not widget on their websites (a widget which came with a dozen internal links to different pages of RMN – do-followed, of course). ” A quick search on Google for text that was included in the widget shows there are over 100,000 results with links from websites directly back to Retail Me Not. Example #2: No More Community Sponsored Posts.

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Top 13 Social Media Monitoring Tools


You can track keywords, hashtags , URLs, and much more. You can look at keywords, hashtags, URLs, and usernames. There are also buttons and widgets that can be added to websites, blogs, and social media profiles that show the number of followers and the most recent Twitter visitors. If you or a certain keyword is mentioned, you can reply directly from the dashboard, making it a great tool for managing your interaction with the community.

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7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

so that they’re alerted to those posts, using hashtags to call out and index conversations, a widget that you can add to your blog, posting to multiple “Amplogs&# (the sites you set up on Amplify, though as of now, you can’t do this at one go), and more. It really is a community. I think what delights me most about Amplify is that there really is a community sense to it.

HOW TO: Build your own link shortener | Shuaism

Josh S Peters

ink shorteners are very prevalent in today’s online communities. Josh “Shua&# Peters image by existentist Tweet This Post Written by Josh Peters « Previous Post Next Post » Dylan Whitman There is a fantastic plugin for Wordpress called Pretty Link Pro - it allows you to have analytics built in to your blog dashboard, your own custom shortlink with current URL or alternate base URL (make it even shorter by buying

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Tweet Spinner Review: A Powerful Application to Manage Your Tweets

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

You can also choose a very aggressive spam filtering method that will consider any DM with a URL as spam. You might also want to see that they are future upstanding members of the community. Tweet content: URLs. If a high percentage of the user’s Tweets are filled with URLs, you might not have an interest. Your pruning filters also can apply to Twitter users who are inactive, if their tweets contain URLs, or if they tweet too excessively (default: 600 per month).

Choice of Form: Two Legal Seminars As Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The blogger (Professor Jutras) posts his ideas, occasionally throws in some editorial and takes some light, widget-fed microblogging (the current events some students share). What functionalities do you think WordPress, vBulletin, and other common platforms need to be able to better develop communities? Beyond the core of people who want to demonstrate their expertise in a niche by blogging, will blogging continue to grow, or will community-oriented sites become more popular?

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5 Tips for Optimizing your Facebook Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Encourage them to become fans and drive the conversations to create a thriving community. With the new Facebook Fan page design, you can send them directly to a tab of your Fan page since each tab has a unique URL. Facebook Applications are similar to widgets or snippets of code that can be embedded in any Facebook Fan page to make it more distinguished.

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Communication (and Coordination?) in a Modern, Complex Organization

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Widgets. Updated: Community and Social network Vendor Blogs. I know its Friday, but can I have an online community by Monday? TrackBack URL for this entry: [link]. URL: Remember personal info? Tagging Community Collaborative Thinking. Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta. See how were connected. July 2008. Categories. Attention Management. blogging. BurtonGroupCatalyst07. BurtonGroupCatalyst08. Business_IT_Alignment.

4 Easy Ways of Subscribing to Feeds in Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Add subscription will take any a keyword, feed name, feed URL or web page URL and attempt to parse it to find the feed you want. And finally, if you put in a site URL or feed URL, it will add the correct feed for you. As you can see, there are little subscribe widgets near the top of the page that allow you to choose which application to invoke to add your subscription. Community. Google Tutor.

44 Powerful Marketing Tools for Facebook Ads, Websites, CRM and More

Jon Loomer

You get short codes, widgets and metrics. Pretty Link Lite : Every blog post has a long URL that includes the year, month and key words. Sometimes it’s also nice to have a short (and readable) URL to share in an email. I’m talking about a shorter version of the URL to a post on my domain. But my use of video these days is largely for my private community, so I want more control of branding and private embedding.

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog


It is also great for socializing and building your own community. Permalinks – Here you will determine how your URLs (links) will be displayed. I usually go with Custom Struction /%postname%/ that will make my URLs look like [link] Whatever you choose, make sure you include /%postname%/ somewhere so the keywords from your post title will be in your URL for SEO value. Essential Sidebar Widgets. One question we hear quite a bit is how to start a blog.

Manage Your Social Media Better - Distribute Your Blog To Twitter.

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? There are couple of tools available online that enable you to communicate with your various communities. To the extent that this site even shortens long urls so that they fit in well with the posts and even leave space for Retweet in Twitter. Hi Folks, do you work as an Online Community Manager?

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog


Permalinks – Here you will determine how your URLs will be displayed. I usually go with Custom Struction /%postname%/ that will make my URLs look like [link] Whatever you choose, make sure you include /%postname%/ somewhere so the keywords from your post title will be in your URL for SEO value. Redirection – This plugin allows you to create permanent redirects from one page on your website to another URL in your WordPress dashboard.

44 Blogging Questions and Answers


But since we all seem to use shortened URL’s these days, does it really make a difference? I am concerned about losing the existing followers that I currently have if the URL changes. Be sure to list your new blog URL as well as your new RSS feed URL in that post so people can subscribe easily to your new site or visit it directly. URL would not actually include the word categories)?WP It just depends on the site and the community!

Micro Persuasion: Three Little Tips for Capturing Info Bits Quickly

Buzz Marketing for Technology

TrackBack URL for this entry: [link]. URL: Remember personal info? Community. Widgets. Micro Persuasion. Steve Rubel explores the impact of digital trends on business, culture, media and marketing. « Measure Traffic with the Google Web Site Trends Bookmarklet | Main. links for 2008-06-22 » Saturday, June 21, 2008. Three Little Tips for Capturing Info Bits Quickly. I consume a lot of information - all of it, digitally.

Why as a Developer, I Switched to and Why I'm Staying With It

Stay N' Alive

If I wanted to accomodate my entire community, that would be another $30 per year. Wordpress has plugins, but Google uses the standardized OpenSocial API , along with Google Gadgets , to provide an interface to Widgets and other features within the blog. They do provide a URL you can fall back to when your content doesn't resolve on, but that means I've got to keep my previous custom Wordpress solution running for it to work.

Social Media requires good SEO Management

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Next is to submit the pages url to search engines. Hi Folks, do you work as an Online Community Manager? Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming. Optionally use this Widget installer to add this link to your blogger blog.

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The Future of Work Weblog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The official blog for the Future of Work Community. Our goal is to foster community, conversation, and mutual learning about the future of work and the forces driving change. Communities and Economic Development. Community Development. Future of Work Community News. As weve said many times, you cant order up a "batch of creativity" to be delivered at precisely 10 AM on Wednesday morning the way you can produce well-defined widgets coming off an assembly line.

Micro Persuasion: Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

TrackBack URL for this entry: [link]. like tool for storing, tagging and sharing all the URLs you might come across regardless of where you found them. Community. Widgets. Micro Persuasion. Steve Rubel explores the impact of digital trends on business, culture, media and marketing. « links for 2007-12-29 | Main. links for 2007-12-30 » Saturday, December 29, 2007. Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader.

9 Key Ingredients for Creating the Perfect Sales Page


Their sales page begins with a clear statement: “How to Take the Guesswork Out of Content Marketing”, followed by supporting copy about it being a training and networking community. It’s just a URL you can send by email, use in a sales page, etc.). And there are no interesting links and widgets to distract the customer from making a purchase.

Micro Persuasion: Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Note that the Google Toolbar automatically inserts the source URL. TrackBack URL for this entry: [link]. Its called "toread"; their URL is [link]. The cached version should be what youve read, even though the URL may require a paid subscription. Furl will provide the user a copy of the original page, but if the URL requires a paid subscription, thats out of Furls control. At this point, the URLs require paying for a copy of the articles. Community.


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Its awesome to have a lot of friends, and even more so being active in the hottest blog communities. But with messages coming in from other MyBlogLog members & the communities you follow, on top of your many friend requests and updates, we understand that sometimes all those alerts can be a bit much. Starting tonight, MyBlogLog is feeding in MyBlogLog activity (adding contacts, joining communities, tagging) as well as your most recent blog posts into Messenger as well.

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