How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Greig Christie via Flickr, Creative Commons Since Google Instant’s launch just over a month ago, digital marketers have been scrambling to figure out how search engine marketing strategies might need to change.

Google Penalizes Copyright Infringers: Are You At Risk?


Use materials licensed under Creative Commons. As you might know, Creative Commons (cc) enables you to license your own writing, photos, videos, or anything you’ve created for reuse by others, and it’s free. Creative Commons is not a license that allows the reuse of any work, but it is less restrictive than standard copyright. Here are the different types of Creative Commons licenses.

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Dealing with Social Media Rejection | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Every social network has some type of “follow&# or “friend&# feature that allows you to build communities on those networks. Levy: Every social network has some type of follow or friend fe.

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52 Types of Blog Posts that Are Proven to Work


As a blogger, you can choose from a much bigger variety of possible blog post types (and content in general). This list is divided into a couple of sections depending on the purpose and characteristics of each content type. This is one of the most popular post types and one that arguably brings the most value to the reader. List post is one of the most popular post types in use today (you’re reading one right now). What’s your favorite type?

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24+ Sites to Find Free Images You Would Actually Use for Your Marketing

Buffer Social

But you can find a public domain photo, use a Creative Commons image that might need attribution, or even create your own image from scratch. Read over the terms and conditions of each site you try so you know exactly when and what type of attribution is required.

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Ready Yourself Now for a Mobile Only Future

Waxing UnLyrical

For businesses, that means learning how mobile-only communication is different than other types of communication, and driving automation as much as possible when working in this space. Image: Alejandro Escamilla via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0.

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How to Find Images for Your Blog That Won’t Get You Sued


Copyright and Creative Commons (Briefly) Explained. Before we take a look at specific image sources, I want to briefly talk you through a couple of important terms: ‘copyright’ and ‘creative commons’. Another type of image you can create is a screenshot.

12 of the Best Guides and Sources for Free Stock Images

Webbiquity SMM

Interesting visuals add value beyond blog posts as well, of course: they’re useful in presentations, videos, e-books, and other types of content at the core of an effective web presence optimization strategy.

15 Metrics You Should Measure in Content Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

One of the most commonly used metrics to measure the success of any content marketing campaign is the number of unique visitors who view the content in a given timeframe. This can give you an idea about what type of content works best with your intended audience.

Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument

SocMed Sean

'two face' courtesy of Broderick on Flickr via Creative Commons license. ” If the answer is NO, then stop typing.

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What is the best blog platform for my wife?

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the day Offline Spam Recent Tweets Powered By Headway Go To Top Copyright © 2010 Strategic thoughts on using social media and public relations in business from Jeff Esposito This work by Jeff Esposito is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Where to Get Awesome Free Images for Your Social Media (Without Stealing Them)

agora pulse

CC0 (Creative Commons Zero). Flickr Commons. You could spend hours browsing the weird, wonderful, and vintage images on Flickr Commons. Select the correct license when searching Flickr Commons. Search free stock images by color in Flickr Commons.

The Psychology of Sharing


They found that according to a study in the New York Times, there are six main types of sharer: Hipsters, Careerists, Altruists, Selectives, Boomerangs and Connectors. Each type of sharer has unique characteristics. Do you fancy seeing what type of sharer you are?

Best practices in nurturing leads into sales

jasonwoodhead23 / Creative Commons BY. Here are the best practices for nurturing different types of leads. The most common way to lose sales is through lack of data tracking. Are you analyzing and optimizing your sales pipeline?

What You Need to Know About Visual Content for Social Media

agora pulse

Social Media Examiner tells us that 37% of marketers in 2016 said that, next to blogging, visual marketing was the best performing, most important type of content for their business. What Types of Visual Content Should You Be Posting? The following guest post was written by Alla Bogdan.

Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

SocMed Sean

Frustrated courtesy of M artinaK15 on Flickr via Creative Commons Writer’s block sucks. No matter what I type, it’s just not right. Put something on paper or type something electronically that you never intend to publish.

5 Intellectual Property Laws about the Internet Bloggers Need to Know


Though you aren’t always required to pay to enjoy this content, that doesn’t make it free for all types of use. If you’re looking for images you can post on your blog, you need to look for those with a Creative Commons license. Creative Commons Licenses Come in Different Forms.

Rework – Video Book Review

Justin Levy

This is the type of book that I will be passing on to a couple folks that may be in a rut lately and/or who are getting ready to launch new businesses. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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3 Reasons List Posts Are Guaranteed Blog Traffic Boosters


By using white space and either bullets or large, bold-faced type and a few paragraphs, you can make posts that people can breeze through in a matter of minutes. Photo credit: puuikibeach (Flickr, Creative Commons). Admit it. You looked, didn’t you.

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Five Social Media Haters We Love To Hate


These types don’t understand what purpose social media serves. Photo credit: sokabs (Flickr, Creative Commons. Social media haters are familiar to those of us who do social media on a regular basis.

Content Creation? Curation? Focus on Publishing Instead


types of discussions. What types of content is your audience interested in? Photo credit: Chris Devers (Flickr, Creative Commons).

Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT


YOU have creative ideas that the world needs! You know what’s a huge time-suck? Social media drudgery. You know, the tedious and repetitive tasks that are part of every social media manager’s job.

Common Creativity: Understanding the Rules and Rights Around “Free” Images on the Web


Image by Jayel Aheram, licensed under Creative Commons Sites offering free copyright images are gaining in popularity throughout the blogging and web design communities alike, but they are by no means created equal. Enter: the world of Creative Commons licenses.

Remix 56 Use May Infringe Upon Search Engine Patents

Bill Hartzer

We are, though, granted a license to use the code on under Creative Commons. What if some website owner or webmaster comes up with the idea for a type of website and uses some of this code as part of their site. As you probably know by now, Google , Bing , and Yahoo!

25 Free Digital Marketing Tools for Nonprofits

Waxing UnLyrical

The life of a communications pro for a nonprofit organization is one that seems to require a daily mix of magic tricks, extreme sport level time management and creativity. Type in a keyword and get charts which show related questions. Guest Post by Laura Petrolino.

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3 Random WordPress Blogging Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

You probably already know that you shouldn’t use images you don’t have a right to use; i.e. if you don’t own them, or they don’t have a Creative Commons license. This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series.

20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But instead of just typing in a phrase and wading through page after page of results, there are a number of ways to make your searches more efficient. One of the handiest uses of Google, type in a quick calculation in the search box and get an answer. File types.

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Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT


YOU have creative ideas that the world needs! You know what’s a huge time-suck? Social media drudgery. You know, the tedious and repetitive tasks that are part of every social media manager’s job.

Building Content That Attracts Customers and Clients

Akamai Marketing

Women are likely to be attracted to that type of communication so she naturally attracts more of the type of business she wants with that tone. But again, it isn’t about demographics, its about attracting the type of business you want.

Collaboration supports successful campaigns

Akamai Marketing

That’s an awful lot of talent wrapped up into one type of marketing. Creative Commons by PSD. As for me, as a marketing professional, I bring the creative juice and the desire to track and measure the results. Social media professionals are a fascinating bunch.

3 killer ways to create & curate social content

Chris Dlugosz / Creative Commons BY. 2 Just as you want to have a variety of types of content on your own blog or social media stream , you also want to vary what you share. Attract customers by building a relationship with your audience.

Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT


YOU have creative ideas that the world needs! You know what’s a huge time-suck? Social media drudgery. You know, the tedious and repetitive tasks that are part of every social media manager’s job.

4 ways to repurpose blog content in your email marketing strategy

Courtesy of Ben Seidelman / Creative Commons BY. Armed with analytics and data about their previously created content, they have a better understanding of exactly what type of content has worked to help leads flow through the customer journey.

6 Must-Have Social Plugins for Your WordPress Blog

Convince & Convert

Photo Dropper is a free plugin that aggregates creative commons images and makes them available to you from directly within your WordPress dashboard. Type your promotional message, your link text, and your link URL into the Hello Bar dashboard, choose your colors and font, and voila!

Forget e-readers, I just want a CC-reader

The Way of the Web

Content by Cory Doctorow – selected essays on technology, creativity, copyright and the future of the future, which is essential reading for anyone in publishing or technology – and happens to have a lot of great insight into ebooks and e-readers.

What Drives You? | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Those type thoughts. I think a huge thing that also drives me is creativity and enthusiasm. Creativity and enthusiasm are both great motivators! by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

The Growth of Demand Discovery

Justin Levy

Demand, or the creation of it, can be broken down into three distinct, yet dependent parts: Demand Generation Commonly referred to as Awareness, encompasses traditional media such as Television, Radio, Print, Billboards, and so on.

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Facebook Marketing: Now Available! | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

This book is not just a Facebook-is-cool-and-you-should-join type book. Keep typing away! by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

4 Ways To Protect Your Online Content From Thieves

Absolute PA

This works on the assumption that anyone wanting to steal your blog post or text from your website will be too lazy to re-type it out for themselves. Protect your online products, photos and images using a Creative Commons license.

Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps

Waxing UnLyrical

First, you… Image: Kate Sumbler via Flickr , Creative Commons Hold on! Bland Image: jason carlin via Flickr , Creative Commons I mean, chicken-soup-with-no-celery-or-pepper bland. After you do this, don’t forget to type in the new title of the page (e.g.

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Twitterville Video Book Review

Justin Levy

The book doesn’t provide you with a lot of tactical, go out and do it-type information. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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Breaking Out of Social Disclosure Jail With CMP.LY

Convince & Convert

has become the standard for URL shortening; Klout has become the standard for influence measuring; and Creative Commons has become the standard for digital copyrights, CMP.LY There are 8 types of CMP.LY type 0 is no relationship, so why disclose that?).

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Ten Reasons PR Pros Should Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Chris Lott via Flickr , Creative Commons One of the questions that Joe asked us was what our blogging experience has been like. Image: Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr , Creative Commons I’ve already said that blogging is a strange beast.