Wed.Jan 25, 2012

Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down

Adam Sherk

The rise of Reddit and the steady decline of Digg have been well documented. Just recently Reddit announced that its traffic has more than doubled in less than a year (to 2.07 billion pageviews in December), an impressive feat.

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MUST READ: 2012 Edelman Barometer is out

SocialFish

Just saw this post from Edelman: Why Your Company Needs to Structure Properly for Social Media… Right Now. From the post (my bold): Yesterday morning in London, Richard Edelman unveiled the 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer.

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Facebook Small Business Boost: Free Ads for Small Businesses

Firebelly

Calling all small business owners!

6 iPhone Accessories for Almost-Professional Photos/Videos

Waxing UnLyrical

I saw a post from Chris Brogan a while back, talking about how it’s ok to not be an expert and, in fact, we shouldn’t wait until we’re experts at something to do it. Sounds about right to me.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Life Without Facebook ~ A View From Gen Y #2

Diva Marketing Blog

This is a special interview series on what life is like for Jessica Robyn Porter , a Gen Y-er, who disabled her 7 year old Facebook Page. We're calling it quasi social media reality ! Part #1. .

And In The End.

Twist Image

Do you have a morbid fascination with the end? I'm not sure why (but I'm pretty certain that a psychiatrist would love to figure it out of with me), but I often think about the end. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm scared about how my life will end (which is in direct relation with the many issues I have around control) and that I don't want it to end any time soon.

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Metaphors: you break ‘em, you buy ‘em

Socialized

On a recent Way With Words podcast, a caller asked whether a half-full trash can should be referred to as half full, or half empty, and whether this trash can was symbolic of optimism or pessimism. The question is in relation to the expression "is the glass half full or half

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What ‘Search Plus Your World’ Means for your Google Ranking

Mindjumpers

Tweet Guest blog post written by Neeral Bhatt, who works as an SEO specialist for Orchidbox London. She is especially interested in online communities and social media. You can find her on Linkedin.

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.

Human beings are weird

Engaging Brand

I have now gained true insight after over 20 years in business. Human beings are weird! . Social media is a wonderful example. We get the chance to converse with our consumers and then decide we don't have time, we get the chance to show our personality and yet produce generic messages, we get the chance to listen, yet we still prefer to tell! Questions we need to ask ourselves are:-. What are we ignoring as an opportunity?

Ramit Sethi Exposed: How He Earns Millions Blogging

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Michael Alexis of WriterViews. In this post, I’m going to show you the exact steps one blogger used to earn over $1 million. Not long ago, I interviewed Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich. If you’re serious about making money blogging, then you need to read this interview. But a heads-up: this post is long and extremely detailed. It took me over 20 hours to write. It will take you about 15 minutes to read.

4 Android Apps for Facebook

Idaconcpts

Facebook is an inspiring success story during a difficult and tumultuous time. Everybody loves a success story. As Sir McCartney opined, ‘What’s Wrong with That?’ Some have criticized the fearless founder, Mr. Zuckerberg and his company for invading privacy.

10 Ways Multi-blog Authors Can Stay Creative and Generate Great Posts

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Jo Gifford of Cherry Sorbet Creative. Keeping fresh and creative is key to keeping on top of the game when writing different blogs across various sectors, and for various clients. Working with efficient workflows, time management and organization all help to keep that valuable information harnessed to be used when you need it, but how about making sure you can produce great content on time and on demand?

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

SEO Made Simple – And It Really Can Be Simple

Small Business Mavericks

Search engine optimization (or SEO) is often made out to be some strange and scary beast that only professionals dare go near. In reality, SEO is a tame beast. In fact, it’s a beast that you have a lot of control over. Sure, once you get past the basics, SEO can be time consuming, and perhaps even frustrating at times, but in reality, it’s still a simple concept. For a web site to rank well, it’s necessary to understand what goes into the ranking process.

Measuring your social media output

Jeff Esposito

Today I will be presenting at the Social Commerce Strategies Conference in Las Vegas on measuring social media. Four key takeaways are: Traditional and non-traditional measurements. Measurement is not one-size fits all. Social customer personas. How Vistaprint got started in the space and what we measure. Measuring your social output. View more presentations from Jeff Esposito. social media Jeff Esposito Measuring Social Media Social Commerce Vistaprint

Marketers, Here are the Keys to Your IT Department – Good Luck

Convince & Convert

Clinton Bonner is an Open Innovation author/blogger, futurist and Marketing Manager at TopCoder – a global Open Innovation platform and community. Look no further than a very recent post by the purveyor of Convince and Convert and you’ll notice something remarkable.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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