Thu.Sep 01, 2011

Google News Not Always So Great at Favoring Original Sources

Adam Sherk

News publishers are all too familiar with the fact that Google News doesn’t always do such a great job of favoring original sources in its story clusters. It is not usual to see a syndicated, aggregated or simply re-covered version of an article gain prominent visibility over the original.

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Nonprofits and Social Media: How Even the Smallest Shop Can Join the Frenzy

The Way of the Web

As social media takes the world by storm, many small non-profit organizations (NPOs) are being left behind in the digital realm.

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Tweeting with Zombies


I’m a lucky guy. Although I never received credit (I didn’t have an agent), I was fortunate enough to have done some “script-doctoring” on a few forgettable network TV series back in the 90s.

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Josh S Peters

I’m taking part in a Social Media Manager interview series with Jason Falls , David Meerman Scott , Trey Pennington , Aaron Strout , and 19 others. It’s a premium series filled with insights, tips, tricks, and more for Social Media Managers. The series starts today and costs $97 to get the full run plus a subscription to the SMMGR newsletter and the Social Media Manager’s Manifesto ebook (available for free using that link).

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

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Danish Election Becomes Social


Tweet The Danish parliamentary elections were announced by the Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen last Friday and are scheduled to take place on September 15 th. For a while, there have been discussions about which role social media will play in this election and now we will see some answers.

The Post Social Media Revolution Era Begins?

Geoff Livingston

Image by Vagawi. It’s 2011, social media is not new, and for all intents and purposes, there are no new form factors, just better versions. Innovation in the space revolves around better form factors and features.

Online, It’s Think Vertical

Small Business Mavericks

Reading this blog post by Cynthia Boris at Marketing Pilgrim, a thought occurred to me. It’s a thought that has occurred to me before, and I’ve probably written about it a time or two on this blog though not exactly in these terms. Cynthia is talking about Tumblr. Of course, it grew by 218% last year so it’s worth talking about, right? First, what is Tumblr? Cynthia describes it as a more visual Blogger.

The Fail-Proof System to Score National Magazine Publicity for Your Blog


This guest post is by Melissa Cassera of You write a blog post. You post it. You tweet, Facebook, Digg, Stumble, and perform every other type of online promotion to supersize your presence. What are you missing?

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

How Super Mario took over America

Jeff Esposito

I read a ton of business books, but it is rare that one speaks to me in a truly personal way. So when the folks over at Portfolio passed along a copy of Jeff Ryan’s Super Mario, How Nintendo Conquered America (Amazon affiliate link) , I was ecstatic to take a look.

Make Business Blogging Fun: Write About Holidays, Anniversaries, and Other Milestones


This guest post is by Lindsey McCaffrey of Absolutely Write. Business bloggers: do you consider every day Labour Day? Take a breather: finding things to blog about doesn’t have to be hard work. In light of the upcoming Labour Day weekend, I’m going to share a little tip I like to tell clients who blog: consider holidays, anniversaries and other observances. By relating your blog post to an occasion, you can come up with some creative, timely and fun pieces. Blog about holidays.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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Boost Your Blog #4: Optimize Other Key Pages


Continuing our discussion of things you could be doing right now to improve your blog , today’s tip is: 4. Optimize other key pages. Yesterday, we talked about pages on your blog, and it might also be worthwhile looking over some of the other key pages on your blog. For example, the About page is one that, on many blogs, is read a lot by new visitors. It’s also a page that many bloggers forget to keep up to date with new developments.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

By: Caroline Melberg

Small Business Mavericks

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