Mon.Oct 17, 2011

The Great Twitter Purge of 2011 Or Why I Have Decided To Unfollow Everyone & Start Over

Jason Yormark

The time has finally come. I think I always knew that I’d have to do some sort of Twitter house cleaning, but based on my last blog post, and some folks like Michael Hyatt and the mighty Chris Brogan who have pioneered by braving the backlash, I think I’m ready for a purge myself.

To Livefyre and Back Again: Vanilla WordPress Commenting System Returns

Ari Herzog

Nearly three months after installing the Livefyre plugin it is gone. There are many reasons for the change back to the default, most notably that many long-time commentators had complained about various functions (or lack of functions and didn’t want to wait until future plugin versions included their wish lists). I also grew frustrated with repetitive actions that were necessary on both the plugin’s dashboard and on the WordPress dashboard.

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The Great Twitter Purge of 2011 Or Why I Have Decided To Unfollow Everyone & Start Over

Jason Yormark

The time has finally come. I think I always knew that I’d have to do some sort of Twitter house cleaning, but based on my last blog post, and some folks like Michael Hyatt and the mighty Chris Brogan who have pioneered by braving the backlash, I think I’m ready for a purge myself.

4 Essential Business Productivity iPad Apps

Idaconcpts

Has the versatility of the iPad left you searching the app store for that perfect solution to your busy business life? The iPad has developed into a solution for almost every problem you can come across, heck, you can even order Chipotle to-go on this thing!

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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. 10 Things You Should Include in a Social Media Plan. By Mike Sweeney hile the 4 Ps of marketing are still relevant, it’s the 7 Ps that are most applicable to modern day marketing.

Neil Patel’s Guide to Writing Popular Blog Posts

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Neil Patel of KISSmetrics. Do you wish you knew the secret to writing popular blog posts? You know, the posts that get over 200 comments, 20 backlinks, and hundreds of shares on social networking sites? Over the past five years I’ve started two blogs. The first one became a Technorati top 100 site, and now I’m working on Quick Sprout.

The Soft Metric of Good Content and it’s Impact on the Digital Footprint

Direct Marketing Observations

Last week I asked via Twitter what the shelf life of a blog post was. I got some interesting answers. The essence was that there is no shelf life-they last forever. In marketing, digital marketing, email marketing, and social media marketing our success needs to be measured by both hard and soft metrics. Often times we are urged or encouraged to fail fast and fail often because that’s the best way to learn and the secret to digital marketing success.

Improve Your Reputation – Write A Book

Small Business Mavericks

One of the best ways to improve your reputation and your stature among your peers is to become an author. Write a book. But don’t just write a book for the sake of writing a book. Instead, come up with something important to say to people about your niche. If you can do that and do it well, you’ll become an instant expert in your niche and your reputation will shine far and wide. So let’s get down to a practical level. How do you do that?

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.

News Flash - Innovative New Idea! Listen To Your Customers.

Diva Marketing Blog

She asked, "What should we talk about in this new social web of yours.". I responded. It's not necessarily my social web. It's yours and your customers and their friends and their family and. Ask them what they want from you and how they'd like to interact in the digital world.". "Ah,"

Exit through the gift shop, a lesson from Disney

Jeff Esposito

This post contains video, please click here if you can’t view. On a recent trip from Disney I contemplate one of their best practices – exiting through the gift shop. This is the second installment of a three part series. Have you done this for your company?

Don’t be Like Cleveland – How to Succeed Even When Your Star Leaves

Social Media Strategery

Don't be like Cleveland.prepare for when your star leaves. We all know the story – local high school star LeBron James joins the hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, becomes a star, leads his team to the playoffs for five straight seasons and then “takes his talents to South Beach.”

The Consumer Gap

Engaging Brand

The web has brought a whole new transparency to the world. Social media has brought an array of information to our fingertips. It is easy to believe there is no gap to fill for the consumer.I think that is wrong and here's why.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Rae Hoffman-Dolan to Speak at DFWSEM in Dallas October 19th on Affiliate Marketing

Bill Hartzer

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day

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