Mon.Oct 03, 2011

Klout Adds WordPress But Not For Self Hosted Blogs?

Jason Yormark

A few weeks ago I noticed that Klout had added the WordPress button to the available channels to connect to which was encouraging. Quite frankly I think those that write successful blogs carry more influence then just about anyone in the social media sphere, so a welcome addition. But not so fast.

How to Know if You Should Renew Your Domain Name?

Bill Hartzer

If you own domain names, then you are inevitably going to have answer the question: should I renew this domain name?

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4 iPhone Apps for Choosing a Restaurant

Idaconcpts

It is not always easy to find a good restaurant: a restaurant that is not only convenient, but also appropriate to your tastes for a particular evening. Many apps are being developed for iPhone and other smart phones that can find you restaurants, cafes, and places to shop for something special.

The Conflict of Honor, or Fame and Expertise - What Would You Do?

Stay N' Alive

I came across some very public information tonight on Facebook's site (not from any of my Facebook friends - anyone can find it), that to any other blogger would be fair game to share.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 social media must-reads that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Facebook Launches New Metric: “People Talking About”. By Todd Wasserman Facebook has overhauled its Pages Insights analytics tool and added a new metric to gauge the health of a page: “People Talking About.”.

2011 Q3 Review: SocialFish Clients and Work

SocialFish

It’s time for our quarterly recap of what we’ve been working on. Here’s a review of what we’ve been up to in the third quarter of 2011. This year’s flying by.

The Winner of Diva Marketing MNS Sponsored Branding Tip Contest Is.

Diva Marketing Blog

Chelsea Aures @chelseaaures. Congrats! and toss of a pink boa to Chelsea. The Challenge : Provide a tip on how to use social media to support branding ~ Social Media Changes the Branding Game post. . Our guest judge was BL Ochman of Whats Next?

Has social media burned PR bridges?

Jeff Esposito

There is no question that social media is the most useful innovation or tool for the public relations industry. It has leveled the playing field and allowed easier access to reporters for public relations pros.

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.

Self-employment – the first anniversary

The Way of the Web

It’s strange to think that it’s exactly a year since I became self-employed, considering that it’s almost hard to remember what it was like working for a full-time employer. Luckily the fact that it coincided with my father’s birthday is a handy reminder that 365 days ago I started working on my dining room table with an old laptop running Ubuntu, a notepad, and the idea that if I could survive for a year on my own I’d consider it a massive success.

The Nudge to Budge Theory!

Engaging Brand

Social media is a wonderful communication tool for developing a brand story. For me, social media isn't about telling the whole complete story to create emotion.it is about nudging the reader to feel the emotion for themselves and for them to develop their own story.

Is E-mail Dying?

Small Business Mavericks

Let something get popular for a few days and someone somewhere is going to ask if something else is dying. Social media was supposed to kill search. It didn’t. Now, it’s supposed to be killing e-mail. But is it? Mark Evans says “no” and I heartily agree. It will be a long time before e-mail marketing dies. And it likely won’t be social media that kills it. Social media is about public interaction. There is also a lot of competition for your content.

When Familiarity Breeds Familiarity

Direct Marketing Observations

Everything seems hard the first time we do it doesn’t it? Until it no longer ceases to be difficult and then it becomes innate, routine and sometimes mundane. On the web, we as digital marketers and change agents, worry that the sites, applications and networks that we build, share and promote aren’t intuitive enough. Yet even the toughest of sites to navigate seem to succeed with massive amounts of traffic and uniques. Why is that? Because people want to go there.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

6 Tips for Dressing Up Your Product Reviews

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Peter Lawlor of the B2Web Internet Marketing Blog. One of my favorite methods of monetizing my blogs is by promoting products as an affiliate. As an affiliate, I have the opportunity to learn all I can about a product I promote, and share what I know, including likes and dislikes, with my readers. I’m constantly experimenting with ways to pre-sell products, with a focus on quality content and dressing up reviews with eye-catching and informative techniques.