Tue.Sep 06, 2011

The Life Cycle of a Social Network

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Babu M. Varghese. The launch of Geocities by Yahoo marked for some the beginning of a new revolution in the online media called social networking.

Thesis vs Genesis – Comparing Premium WordPress Themes


Over the Labor Day weekend, I had the pleasure of working on my first website using the Genesis Framework from StudioPress.

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Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands.

New Research Finds the Curation vs Creation Sweet Spot

Convince & Convert

Whether you’re on a first date, meeting new people at a dinner party, or making it rain on Twitter, it’s just not a good idea to go on and on about yourself. It’s just awkward. Conventional social media marketing wisdom suggests that brands should avoid being overly self-promotional.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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The Evolution Of Apps

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Is everything moving full circle back to the Web? It's hard to get excited about something called, HTML5 , but if you're in the business of media, marketing and/or advertising, you should be excited. Very excited. The past few years have seen some very interesting shifts from the importance of websites to the importance of apps (need I remind you of the August 2010 Wired cover story, The Web Is Dead. Long Live The Internet ?) to the pending dominance of smartphones and iPad -like devices.

How to Improve Your News Feed Ranking on Facebook


Tweet. According to a research done by comScore called “The Power of Like: How Brands Reach and Influence Fans Through Social Media Marketing&# , users on Facebook spend the majority of their time, more specifically 27% of their time, looking at news feeds and homepages.

Donna Karan - 'to be continued' tip

Engaging Brand

Donna Karan says in Success magazine that she ends each press release with the words "to be continued" because she still has so much to achieve. I love that. I love that. Think back to the Poilane Bakery and the continuity created by putting dough from the last batch into the latest one!

Twitter for Good


Claire Diaz-Ortiz runs social innovation, philanthropy, and causes at Twitter. One of Twitter’s operating principles is “Be A Force For Good&#. Claire is super nice and you can talk to her on Twitter anytime about your nonprofit.

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.

Building Links With Twitter

Small Business Mavericks

Rand Fishkin, in his Whiteboard Friday post last Friday, shared eight ways you can build links with Twitter. Only, none of these methods actually provide you with a link from Twitter. They are really ways that you can use Twitter to acquire links from other sources, which isn’t the same as saying that you are link building through Twitter. Nevertheless, these are all powerful ways to use Twitter to build some inbound links to your website. We’ve written about that before on this blog.

Online Success Need Not Be Measured in Enemies


This guest post is by Margie Clayman of margieclayman.com. One of my favorite Elvis Costello choruses goes like this: “What’s so funny ‘bout peace, love, and understanding?”. I have always liked that song, but I never really thought I would live in a time where that question would resonate. I always thought, “Well, that was written when peace and love seemed hokey, perhaps, or maybe impossible. It was more than a rhetorical question when Elvis first sang it.”.

Are you a smart, social business?

Jeff Esposito

I did a lot of head shaking while reading Michael Brito ‘s new book Smart Business, Social Business, a Playbook for Social Media in Your Organization.

What’s Your Blog Worth? How to Value Web Properties


This guest post is by Sunil of Extra Money Blog. I have sold an ecommerce website for $250,000 and several other niche websites for a five-figure price tag. I want to share with you one valuation method you can use to put a price on your web property today.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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Boost Your Blog #9: Create a Resources Page


Continuing our discussion of things you should be doing right now to improve your blog , today’s tip is: 9. Create a Resources page. One page on ProBlogger that has worked well for me is a Blogging Resources page (it is actually a page I need to update further). The page serves as a starting point for bloggers when creating blogs, and includes a mix of free and paid resources (some of which are affiliate links to paid options). This page is linked to from numerous places on my blog.

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