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How to Get Your Profile and Data Completely Disconnected from Klout


LATES UPDATE. November, 1 2011: As of today you can request complete opt-out of your Klout account! Login your Klout account —> profile settings —> if you would like to delete your account press here!

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Is Your Business Worth An Extra Hour Per Week? 5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Blog

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Preston Ehrler. As a business owner, do I really have time to blog? I’m a business owner too, and I realize that we are already pressed to our limits for time.

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The Frustrating State Of Obtaining Inactive Twitter Usernames

Jason Yormark

Imagine you come up with a great idea for a blog, or business idea. Or maybe you just are helping a good friend out with getting them their website up finally. You’ve got the domain name, the business or organization is registered, and you’re just about good to go.

How You Can Get Netflix For Free

Ari Herzog

I resisted Netflix from its beginnings in 1999 until earlier this summer when I downgraded my Comcast cable from their “digital preferred” package to basic cable (essentially about a dozen stations) and decided to pay Netflix $7.99 a month for the ability to stream movies and TV shows through my Roku player and onto my HDTV.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Blogging: Just like riding a bike.


Not too long ago, Lindy wrote that content strategy for associations is different. No big surprise to me, of course, but it takes some deep thoughts and a little conviction to develop a content plan that associations can actually fulfill.

A Fresh Start


Today is a wonderful day! For the first time, I made the commute to work from one room of my house to another. I am excited to announce that this Halloween marks the first day that I am no longer a part of the 9 to 5 workforce, but am instead a new member of the proudly self-employed! The Transition.

5 things to measure in social media ROI

Akamai Marketing

We’ve been talk A LOT about social media analytics, metrics and measurement here on this blog.

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Commenting Etiquette 101

Jason Yormark

One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. I’m always incredibly thankful for those that actually take the time to leave their thoughts on my blog posts, and it makes it that much more inspiring for me to continue to write here.

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.

Being a social organization means being trustworthy.


Jamie Notter and I explain how organizations can become more TRUSTWORTHY in our book, Humanize: How People-centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. Trustworthy organizations embrace a culture of strategic transparency.

Is Privacy Important?

Small Business Mavericks

Copyblogger podcast radio host Robert Bruce interviews Copyblogger CEO Sonia Simone about privacy and other content matters. So the question is, is privacy important for marketers and small business owners? I think it is. Here’s the best way to think about this. Your clients don’t want you to sell their private information. They’d rather you protect it at all costs. So it’s in your best interests to protect and safeguard that private information.

10 Ways to Position Your Blog Above Copycats


This is a guest post by Gabrielle Conde. So, you’re seeing your post on scraper blogs, and want to know how to avoid them outranking your content in Google? When my daughter watches Dora The Explorer, they stop the thief, Swiper, by simply raising their hands and saying, “Swiper, no swiping.”

Commenting Etiquette 101

Jason Yormark

One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. I’m always incredibly thankful for those that actually take the time to leave their thoughts on my blog posts, and it makes it that much more inspiring for me to continue to write here.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Use Facebook Data to Unlock Consumer Affinity

Buzz Marketing for Technology

When I started this blog back in 2006 Facebook was just getting going but nobody had a clue on when it came to the volumes of valuable data that they would ultimately produce. Today we are talking about almost 1 billion posts on Facebook per day, the same happens on Twitter every 4 days.

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective B2B Websites

PWB Marketing Blog

Are you thinking about building new B2B website or maybe making a small tune-up? Don’t make a mess out of it. Start with a clear scope of work, define strategic goals, and then compare what you have with the list below. Redesigning a B2B website can seem like a daunting task.

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Social CRM Use Case 3: Optimize and socialize your member services


Our [SocialFish] definition of Social CRM is “the discipline of applying social media to membership management”, and the 12 use cases in our white paper, ROI and the Impact of Social CRM , show this in action.

How to Get More People to Read Your Tweets and Get More Retweets!


Twitter has been growing tremendously. In 2010, Twitter had 75 million user accounts. In 2011 (and the year is not over yet), there are 100 million active user accounts, with 50 million active users and 230 million tweets every day. Twitter says it expects to add 26 million active users by the end of the.

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.

“Like” Means Different Things To Different People


Tweet. Brian Solis recently released the 7th book called “The End of Business As Usual” In the book, he talks about the 3 Fs of social media – friends, followers and fans – and what they mean to brands.

Formula for Social Media Success

Proactive Report

To be successful in social media you need to l isten, learn and respond. Some companies are not even listening: In Europe just under a third of companies have implemented monitoring and analysis of the social media conversations.

Interview with ASAE’s Community Manager, Mandy Stahl


Community management is a new role at many associations, and it’s further complicated by being both a very public-facing job as well as one managing internal processes that often cut across more than one department inside an organization.

Miss My Google Reader Updates? Here Are 4 Ways You Can Still Get Relevant Tech News

Stay N' Alive

If you're an avid Google Reader user like me, you are well aware of the recent changes Google Reader made to their interface, removing the ability to share news with friends, and as a result, killing the means for over 1,500 of you to receive relevant tech news updates from me.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Where Should You Post Your Status? [Infographic]


Tweet You may have already seen this during the last week as it has been shared a lot in social media, and especially Facebook, during the last week or so. And here it is again. The reason why it has been spread a lot is probably because its witty angle to social media.

B2C Facebook Results Are 30% Above Average on Sundays

Convince & Convert

Last week I did a Webinar with my friends (and Convince & Convert sponsors) Argyle Social about social media timing.

Where Are Our Fundamentals?

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Harrison Kratz. A while back, I was involved in a discussion among my PR student community about the balance between social media and public relations.

Your Media Is Controlled By A Handful Of Companies (Yes, Even The Internet)

Twist Image

What happened to The Long Tail ? What happens in a world after Here Comes Everybody ? Apparently, not much. We had a dream. The dream was that the Internet and the many digital channels and platforms that have poured out of this technology and connectivity would give us better, more unique and different voices. There was a hope that the Internet would reshape the media world as we have known it to date.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Inbound Marketing Is Rising [Infographic]


Tweet Marketing has come a long way. First different forms of advertisements, a boom of billboards and innovative television commercials and now with integration of social media and web 2.0, marketing has been given a totally revamped identity.

Wasting Time on Klout and Influence Metrics

Geoff Livingston

Klout only gives President Barack Obama an Influence Score of 48. It’s been an interesting week with all the news and ensuing hub bub about Klout’s new formula. Beyond the curiosity of the moment there’s not much to talk about, though.

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The New GMail Look - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

GMail has recently rolled out the new look. This is available to everyone. You can revert back to your previous look of GMail if you wish to. This option of reverting back is temporarily. Later on your GMail will be having the new look. There are a couple of new functions / changes that the New Look of GMail brings with it: You can re-size your Gmail. This means that you can have a condensed or a free look of the same. This works well for people using mobile hardware.

Is Ashton Kutcher a fundraising dud? | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie


Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.