Thu.Sep 01, 2011

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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. On the home page the lead article in a story cluster about the Facebook music platform came from Tom’s Guide.

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The Best Blogging Platform and Plugins

Spin Sucks

It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap!). Jeremy Whittaker , my Utah turned Germany friend, asks, “Could you give a rundown of the the best technologies for a corporate blog? I’m looking for the best platforms and plugins that make a blog rock.&#. Sure, Jeremy! This is a question we get a lot so I have a handy dandy list already created. I need some questions.

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. Despite the fact that 88% of NPOs are experimenting with social media , ask small shops why they aren’t diving into the social media feeding frenzy and the answer is often the same – they don’t have the staff resources or budget to pull it off. Start small. Not true.

The Forgotten Stakeholder In Crisis Communication

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest post is written by Alicia Kan. She is presenting next week’s Spin Sucks Pro webinar on crisis communications. You’ll find more information below. From BP to Kenneth Cole to Mattel, there is no lack of disasters that we, as communications professionals, can analyze and learn from. In all these cases however, one thing is curiously missing. 50) Register here.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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#MyBootcamp Update: Month One

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s been a month since I embarked on redefining my life from the inside out – getting healthy and fit – with Grant Hill. One month since I’ve been getting up at 5 am every day (well, every weekday, I sometimes sleep in a little on the weekends) to get my butt kicked in what is aptly called #mybootcamp. Those of you who were kind enough to comment and cheer me on (thank you!) wanted an update. First, the bare numbers. In one month , I have: Dropped 10 lbs. Dropped a total of 7.25″ (never mind from where but trust me, they’re all the right places). postlink%%.

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. Smartphone have designed engaging content and games on parties Facebook pages. Obama led the way.

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. This can be likened to innovation in established sectors, like better DSLR cameras for consumers. Point being, we’ve entered the post social media revolution era.

3 Ways to Improve Your Life

Engaging Brand

The ditigal world offers not technology for technology's sake.but it allows us to give people an enhanced relationship from the ordinary retail reality. Technology is an enhancement for marketers, not a replacement. Often people see social media as a quick fix, or instead of a traditional method.and of course, it can be used for a replacement but the power is not AS a replacement.

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.

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? Promoting “offline” using a major influencer like a national magazine can bring a blizzard of traffic to your blog. Literally millions. Understand lead times.

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. In other words, it’s a free blogging platform with cooler, hipper, more visual features. Check it out. But let’s get back to that thought, shall we? Think visual.

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. Tip: Don’t just think about the holidays you celebrate: consider those of other cultures and countries.

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. You see I was born in 1981 and grew up playing Nintendo games. Needless to say, the book took me back to my childhood.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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. I recently looked over my own About page and realised that while I linked to my first ebook, I had made no mention of subsequent ones.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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Small Business Mavericks

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