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?

ProBlogger

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.

52 Types of Blog Posts that Are Proven to Work

ProBlogger

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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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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13 Fantastic Places to Find Background Music for Your Video Content

Buffer Social

of marketing professionals worldwide name video as the type of content with the best ROI. Licensing: Free (public domain) & Creative Commons. Price range: Public domain & Creative Commons. Licensing: Public domain & Creative Commons.

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

ProBlogger

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.

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.

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.

Putting the Art in Article, Part I: Beginner Thou ART, Teach I Shall

Waxing UnLyrical

Creative web content is all the rage in the marketing world. Before we get our hands dirty in digital paint… Let’s look at some of the basic terms you’ll hear when it comes to creative web content. Guest Post by Alicia Lawrence.

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Daring PR Professionals and the Lawyers Who Love Them: A Primer for Avoiding Legal Problems

Waxing UnLyrical

Contrary to popular belief, lawyers do not enjoy making your job harder by nixing your creative campaign ideas. Let’s explore a few common legal problems (and their solutions) so that you and your clients can stay on the right side of the law! The most creative photo.

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.

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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Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT

SocialFish

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.

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

Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT

SocialFish

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

Socialmedia.biz

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.

Best practices in nurturing leads into sales

Socialmedia.biz

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?

Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT

SocialFish

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.

3 killer ways to create & curate social content

Socialmedia.biz

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.

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.

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. JustinRLevy.com by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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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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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.

5 Intellectual Property Laws about the Internet Bloggers Need to Know

ProBlogger

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.

3 Reasons List Posts Are Guaranteed Blog Traffic Boosters

Firebelly

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

Firebelly

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.

4 ways to repurpose blog content in your email marketing strategy

Socialmedia.biz

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.

Content Creation? Curation? Focus on Publishing Instead

Firebelly

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

How to Market like a Musician

SocialFish

The key to getting over that “ick factor” is to get creative. Branding is a process that never stops, and you will only need to get more creative as time goes on. Traditional marketing can feel so grossly salesy.

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Schema.org Use May Infringe Upon Search Engine Patents

Bill Hartzer

We are, though, granted a license to use the code on Schema.org 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!

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

ProBlogger

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.

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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.

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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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.

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.