Tue.May 01, 2012

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The Web Is Dead! Long Live Smartphones!

Spin Sucks

The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The web is dead! I guess all those business owners who’ve told me all these years that their customer doesn’t use the web were right. I really hate being wrong. It rarely happens. Yet here we are. What are we going to do?

SEO Metrics for Publishers: How are You Tracking and Measuring Success?

Adam Sherk

Your sites have been audited, improvements have been made and there is more to come in the road map. The technical, editorial and marketing teams are trained in SEO best practices and are integrating them into the daily workflow. Sounds good, but are your efforts working?

How to Make Your Facebook Ads Convert

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post from Craig Robinson. Getting proper return on investment for Facebook advertising can be tricky. First, you need to create an ad that attracts clicks, which usually is the easy part, and then you need a decent percentage of the people clicking through to be potential customers.

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Good Or Bad – You Must Engage With Your Customers Through Social Media

SocMed Sean

Today’s post comes from Laura Clarke,a blogger and lover of all things social media. Laura currently works on behalf of Sentiment Metrics, a leading provider of social media management software.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Pinterest: Early Best Practices From Firebelly

Firebelly

Brands are still relatively new to Pinterest. I’ve been working on several brand programs on Pinterest over the last several months. I’ve come up with a few early “best practices,” based on our work, that brands should consider before launching a Pinterest program.

The Role of Social Media in Sports [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet. During the past years, we have seen an increasing involvement of social media in sports – especially American sports with Super Bowl being the prime example.

PR Pros and Wikipedia: Can They Ever Get Along?

Social Media Strategery

Photo courtesy of Flickr user bitjungle. All Wikipedia articles and other encyclopedic content must be written from a neutral point of view.

You'll Always Hear it First on Google+

Stay N' Alive

I'm starting a new experiment. From now on every post I make to StayNAlive.com will originate on Google+.

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.

A May Day Balancing Act

Waxing UnLyrical

Happy May Day! Anyone gearing up to dance around the Maypole? Hey, I’m not crazy. In fact, you’re lucky I’m not wishing you for “Labour Day,” and no, that’s not a typo. It took me years of living in the U.S.

3 Ways Social Business Will Develop

Engaging Brand

Social business is a concept that I believe we need to think more about.why? Over the last couple of decades we have seen the importance of moving from transactional agreements to more relational style. . Think customer relationship management , supply chain management , employee engagement programs etc etc. What all these intiatives were showing, was the importance of human relationships.

Why Website Design Is So Important To SEO

Small Business Mavericks

It’s hard for some business owners to rationale the effect of website design on SEO, yet is is an integral part of a successful online business. If you need a pointer, look at everything that comes out of Google – everything hinges on relevance and user experience. User experience starts with your websites design and that design is now impacting on search results.

5 Ways to Open the Social Side Door and Build Relationships

Convince & Convert

Ian Greenleigh (@be3d ) is a social media and content strategist. He’s writing a book titled The Social Side Door: How Social Media Has Rewritten the Rules of Access and Influence , and he works at Bazaarvoice in Austin, TX.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

The Sound And The Hurry Of Podcasting

Twist Image

It's funny how things fall together. I found out that Julie Burstein , the author of Spark - How Creativity Works and creator of the radio program Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen for Public Radio International , was going to be a speaker at this past year's TED conference. I usually choose a handful of speakers or guests to try to connect with prior to boarding my flight to Long Beach.

Why You Should Start Guest Posting … Today

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Jaime of USBundles.com. When they’re done correctly, guest posts can be a true “meeting of the minds”—a way for both the guest blogger and the host website to benefit from association. However, many bloggers may resist the opportunity for various reasons. Let’s examine some of the most common reasons why a blogger might be reluctant to guest post—and see why these aren’t really issues after all. Tone is a ubiquitous conundrum.

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Jeff Esposito

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5 Tips to Convince Editors to Say “Yes” to Your Guest Posts

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Alexis Grant of AlexisGrant.com. You know all the benefits of guest posting on popular blogs. And you’ve decided to start guest posting today. So you want to do your best to crank out awesome content. But smart ideas are only half the battle. The difference between pitching a thought-provoking post and pitching a thought-provoking post that gets accepted is making it easy for your editor to say “yes.”

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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Guest Post Hosting: the Surprising Traffic Driver

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Shari Lopatin of ShariLopatin.com. We’ve all heard how writing guest posts for other blogs can increase exposure and drive traffic to your site. But what about hosting guest bloggers as a way to increase traffic? New concept, huh? Before we move on, I want you to stop right here and clear your mind. Then, repeat after me: “Inviting others to my site will not help my competitors. Inviting others to my site will not help my competitors.”. Benefits of hosting guest bloggers.