Klout Adds WordPress But Not For Self Hosted Blogs?

Jason Yormark

Apparently the new addition only covers WordPress.com hosted blogs and not self hosted blogs. Anyone that goes to the trouble of self hosting a blog typically is serious about their blogging. Most of the successful and lasting blogs you find online are self hosted.

A Mobile Marketing Strategy That Helps First, Sells Second

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Brands have rushed to provide value (optimally) or promotions (typically) on every new communication platform, all of which are increasingly accessed through mobile devices, making customers’ relationships with brands solely a collection of micro-experiences. This is a guest post by Jay Baer.

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The Transistor Radio and the Dawn of Mobile Media

Waxing UnLyrical

In a way, it marked the beginning of our mobile society, which would be fully realized in our current decade given all of the devices available today. Fast-forward to today: people are more mobile than ever. The Transistor Radio and the Dawn of Mobile Media.

The Future of Social Media Is Mobile. Are You Ready?

Simply Measured

There’s no denying the trend that mobile is taking over the digital landscape, particularly amongst the 18-34 year old demographic. Already 1 in 5 minutes of all digital media time is spent on social sites or in social media apps, and nearly 80% of all social media time is spent on mobile.

All You Need to Know About Instagram Takeovers: How to Host a Takeover in 6 Simple Steps

Buffer Social

With a takeover, the host gets someone who can bring value to their followers while the guest gets to reach a new audience with their content. For example, Kuno Creative, an inbound marketing agency, experimented with having employees take over the company’s Instagram account.

Why Host a Blog on Your Corporate Website?


› Home › Column › Search › SEO Why Host a Blog on Your Corporate Website? Mark Jackson | August 18, 2010 | 0 comments ); //]]> Share Tweet My company has recommended blogging to many of our search engine optimization clients.

Social Pros 6 – Instagram Lessons from a Giant B2B Company

Convince & Convert

This episode features Jonathan Wichmann the head of social media for Maersk Line , the world’s largest container shipping company. We use Argyle Social for our social engagement; we use Infusionsoft for our email; and Jim is our guest host for the podcast and a smart guy).

Using Mobile Surveys for Immediate Customer Insights

Engaging Brand

Mobile surveys is something that intrigues me - so I asked Mark Penson to share his insights into mobile surveys (watch out tomorrow for our interview on The Engaging Brand podcast ). Forget Email Surveys: Use Mobile Surveys for Immediate Customer Insights. Use people’s mobile devices to ask them about your brand— while they’re experiencing your brand. Compel them to give their input by: Using hosts at events to invite attendees to take your survey.

7 Tips to Leverage the Power of SMS Marketing

Convince & Convert

There are some companies who fully integrate SMS marketing into their business strategy and others who see it as a side project. According to a survey by ScanLife , 89% of customers use their mobile phones while shopping, and 64% of Americans own a smartphone as of 2015.

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101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Rapidly growing companies? WordPress Hosting SEO ). Furthermore–75% of social media users “object to major companies and platforms using their personal information for commercial purposes.” WordPress Hosting SEO ). WordPress Hosting SEO ).

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, you’re likely spotting the shift; instead of companies posting their URLs on television commercials, they’re asking their followers to join them on Facebook. If you are officially representing your company, you’d want to create an Official Page.

Why You Need to Invest in Responsive Web Design

Convince & Convert

In the past, companies didn’t have websites. The same plot has rung true with mobility and multi-device support for websites and cloud-based applications. Although 31% of global internet page views occur on mobile devices, 88.2% History repeats itself once again.

When Will Instagram Wake Up To Business (Or Should It)?

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Building a mobile app is harder. What about hosting it? Today, Fast Company ran an article titled, Young Entrepreneurs Are Using Instagram To Bring E-Commerce To Gaza. fast company. hosting. mobile. mobile app. With apologies to my friends at Shopify , is Instagram the best place to sell stuff online? Building a website is hard. Making your business work across both screens is even more complex.

Why Apps Fail and Other Mobile Marketing Truths

Convince & Convert

It’s Jay Baer from Convince & Convert live today with my friend, a very special guest, Simon Salt , who is a digital strategist and the CEO of IncSlingers and the author of the brand new e-book, “The Shorty Guide to Mobile Marketing” Simon, how are you, good sir? It’s called, “The Shorty Guide to Mobile Marketing” Are there other Shorty Guides or did you pick that name, or is that sort of a category? No mobile foundation whatsoever.

6 Ways to Attract Return Visitors to Your Blog

Convince & Convert

Construct an Attractive, Clean Design for Desktop and Mobile. This means that it needs to look clean, inviting, and easy to navigate for people utilizing mobile and desktop devices. Don’t let videos auto-play, since that eats up data for mobile users and distracts desktop visitors.

The Future of VoIP


With the advent of the Internet and the popularization of mobile phone use, people have reverted back to non-verbal forms of long distance communication, at least as far as preferences go.

Websites Will Become the AM Radio of the Internet

Convince & Convert

Brands have rushed to provide value (optimally) or promotions (typically) on every new communication platform, all of which are increasingly accessed through mobile devices, making customers’ relationships with brands solely a collection of micro-experiences.

The 6-Step Path to Creating Inherently Useful Marketing

Convince & Convert

It’s marketing customers actually want, instead of marketing that companies think they need. That’s a terrific advance in fan comfort and enjoyment, but the best Youtility is the forthcoming mobile app that will show patrons the shortest beer and bathroom lines.

5 Things You Should Know About the LIFT 2016 Speakers

Simply Measured

In his breakout session, “Pay to Play: Mobile Ads that Boost Social Sales” on the same day, Ron Schott, Sr. Communications Manager, Global Campaigns at Microsoft, will focus on increasing conversions and sales from mobile social ads.

4 Ways This Big Brand Blew It on Twitter

Convince & Convert

T-Mobile crossed that line. Evidently, T-Mobile was strategically eavesdropping on this thread, and proactively reached out to dissatisfied tweeters: @LachonPhillips On #teammagenta you wouldn’t have to put up with that. Matt M — T-Mobile (@TMobile) September 20, 2013.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Penenberg’s ( @Penenberg ) Fast Company article: “Social Networking Affects Brains Like Falling in Love” examines research by neuroeconomist Paul Zak that suggests social networking triggers the release of the generosity-trust chemical in our brains: Oxytocin (known as the cuddle chemical).

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Local/Mobile Search. How to Develop a Social Media Strategy: A Roadmap for Integration (Very Official Blog): Shannon Paul did an amazing job on this post that presents questions and answers that will help companies consider their goals for the creation of a social media strategy.

Ways to Use Google+ Hangouts for Business

Engaging Brand

While some companies are using Google Plus Hangouts for conducting meetings, here are five additional ways any business can benefit from Hangouts: Use Google Plus Hangouts for Mobile Meetings. Google+ Hangouts On Air go full-screen, put hosts front and center.

Marketing Automation, Set It and Forget It

Puzzle Marketer

Whether you’re a B2B or B2C company, it’s advantageous to manage your customers and prospects in one of the many customer relationship management (CRM) systems. If you’re like many companies, you employ a marketing individual or team to collect your contacts information and execute campaigns in somewhat of a batch and blast situation. Your programs will also be able to run outside of your companies work hours.

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Social Media is the Back Channel for Teen Angst

Direct Marketing Observations

Not much different than what adults and companies do, but what one has to question though, is the impact. Education education high school mobile communications social media

Time For Digital Transformation

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It really was an incredible evening (and book launch) that hosted over three hundred guests, who came and watched a conversation about the book with Seth Godin (you can watch the full video of the presentation below). Google has bought a bunch of robotic companies. digital company.

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9 Videos on the Digital Future

Geoff Livingston

Vocus is hosting the Demand Success 2013 conference in Washington, DC this June 20-21. Given how much of the current web — social and content marketing included — revolves around search, voice search represents a game changer, especially given mobile use with Siri and Google Voice Search.

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themarketingblog@wordpress on Mobile

The Marketing Blog

16 am themarketingblog@wordpress on Mobile Jump to Comments There was a time when mobile version of a website used to be a rarity. The trend appears to have changed now and today’s development-teams have to consider the compatibility of their website/blog with mobile phones. The process of creating a mobile version of your site/blog is pretty easy and takes less than 2 minutes – thanks to a company called MoFuse.

Shanan & Kate’s Excellent QR Code Adventure

Waxing UnLyrical

This Fall the University at which I work hosted a career fair, cramming booth-after-booth of employers looking for new recruits into the main gymnasium. Many of the groups were providing QR codes with links to non-mobile sites.

How H&R Block Activated 90,000 Seasonal Tax Pros in Social Media

Convince & Convert

This week: From ExactTarget , a free white paper called “ 3 Truths Every CMO Needs to Know About Social Media and the Customer Experience “ From Expion , a case study about how H&R Block mobilized 90,000 tax professionals in social media using Expion to guide their activity.

Sharing and Collaboration

Geoff Livingston

This collaborative shift is caused by technology in the form of social and mobile, and a new “we” ethos brought on by millennials. Some collaborative customers may not want to maintain or would not have access to offerings prior to companies like AirBnB and Uber.

Is Google+ the Next Big Social Media Site for Business?

The Social Media Incubator

Shorter term, Microsoft (Office, Windows), Apple ( App store ), companies like YouSendIt , and cloud back-up/storage companies like Carbonite , DropBox , etc. Google+ also needs to be made available to their business-level premium customers, who pay $50/year per user for Google apps, which includes email hosting. expect Google+ use to explode, just like hosted gmail premium has exploded in the business community already.

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Engaging the Right Audience on LinkedIn

Adam Cohen

Several weeks ago, LinkedIn launched the LinkedIn Follow Button allowing followers to follow a company page on LinkedIn directly from owned assets like web pages and blogs. This week LinkedIn launched two new products that allow companies to more effectively engage the followers they have.

The Pillars of Online Marketing Success in 2014 & Beyond


Develop for Mobile First. Cyber Monday in 2013 saw retail sales via mobile devices hit $400 Million in the US alone. Mobile is booming and adoption is expected to increase until we have phones and tablets coming out of our ears. Mobile email open rates from 2010 – Source.

This Is Being Recorded. By You

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Now, with the ubiquity of smartphones and mobile connectedness, it has never been easier to share with the world our each and every move (look no further than Facebook's one billion dollar acquisition of Instagram - a social network for mobile photography). mobile. mobile photography. The art of self-tracking. It was one thing to know where I was going.

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The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem

Puzzle Marketer

Take this common example, a company exec or CMO attends an industry event and buys in to the latest marketing craze. They hear buzzwords like mobile marketing, SEO, retargeting, inbound marketing, or social media engagement. How does the CRM connect to the company’s sales data?

5 Tips for a Fantastic Marketing Conference

Puzzle Marketer

Bring in the Big Dogs – Not every company has the resources to hire famous celebrities, bands, and entertainers to attend their conference. Some of them might come from your company but it is much more powerful if they don’t. If you’re going to put on an event then be a good host and go overboard in providing the essentials.

Unlock Facebook With a Physical Security Key?

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced support for physical security keys with certain web browsers and mobile devices. Security keys can be purchased through companies like Yubico , and the keys support the open Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard hosted by the FIDO Alliance.

ebay X.Commerce & If Indian eCommerce has Missed the Bus?

Atom Thought

Magento.com- Open sourced ecom platform-alongwith mcommerce and hosted shopfront options. PayPal: mobile and web payments (USD1.5B). from a web or mobile platform. Figcard is another interesting acquisition, given that it enables offline transactions via mobile.

8 Tips for Social Video Storytelling


Amy DeLouise is a video director-producer who specializes in telling real people stories that help nonprofits and companies tell their brand story. 5 – Think Mobile. 75% of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video by 2020 (Cisco).

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