Sat.Apr 21, 2012 - Fri.Apr 27, 2012

The Fastest and Slowest News Sites in 2012

Adam Sherk

It has been a couple years now since page speed has been an official Google ranking factor and one year since the launch of PageSpeed Online , the Web-based version of Google’s tool for analyzing site performance.

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Digital, Social, Brands in 60 Seconds [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

I recently attended a digital marketing conference where they showed this very interesting infographic as a slide in their presentation. I found it so interesting that I’d thought I’d write a post and share it. The infographic was created by a web design company called Go-Globe.

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Communication is about what they hear, not what you say

Dave Fleet

If you think you’ve conveyed something but the other person hears something completely different, is that their fault or yours? . Recently a friend of mine posted a photo on Facebook: As pithy and humorous as it was, I disagreed. Strongly.

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The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Editors talk. Verne Kopytoff wrote a sensationalist headline in the New York Times in February 2011 entitled, “ Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.”

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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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Six On Page Search Engine Optimization Must Do’s

Small Business Mavericks

Search engine optimization is not all about gaining inbound links. For a small business, your on page strategies are equally if not more important than your off page activities. These six areas are not difficult to work on, even in blog posts. For WordPress, you may need one or two plugins to make it a little easier; otherwise, everything can be completed from within the writing window. So what are the six areas that need attention? Title Tag. Title tags are as old as HTML.

How To Change Your Facebook Page Name

Firebelly

Facebook has finally made changing your Page name a bit easier. Here’s how to do it. View your Page’s Admin Panel, click the Help link, then scroll down and click ‘Request a name change for your Page.’

Deleting your Facebook status

Sherrilynne Starkie

Have you posted a Facebook status, immediately regretted it and taken it down in hope that no one has seen it? This is the question I recently posed on Facebook using the questions tool. Almost 30 people took the time to answer and the overwhelming response is, yes!

Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?

SocialFish

As someone who has a kid headed to college in three years, the concept of the staggering cost of a college education combined with the reality that a college degree (or even graduate degree) is no longer the guarantee of employment it used to be is one that weighs heavily on me.

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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.

4 iPad Apps for Writers

Idaconcpts

If you’re a writer, the iPad has a plethora of applications available for all of your creative, scholarly and professional needs. The following article provides a description of four good apps for writing on the iPad. Each has different features to suit your different tastes.

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Will Celebrities Ever GET Social?

Unspoken

It ‘s a given – Celebrities are social. Transformed by the Red Carpet, interviews and filling the stream via Social Media. Some are using the social universe well to promote… And that’s exactly NOT what I’m talking about. Do today’s media stars really get, or understand, the power of social media. Do they get the power of engagement that they have at their fingertips?

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The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

This is an important blog post, because it makes a prediction. A prediction about the future of blogging; a platform actively used by over 181 million people (Nielsen data for October 2011).

The Internet, Social Media and the Democratization of Education

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Zach Buckley, a recent college graduate who is interested in the intersection of technology, education and online learning.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?

spinsucks.com

When I speak to CEO organizations , I typically run through a series of quick slides that show where technology is right at this moment.

When the Bull Barged in on a Lazy Tuesday Afternoon

Waxing UnLyrical

It was a lazy Tuesday afternoon. Everyone was swamped with work, staring at their laptop screens, and all of a sudden I heard, “Do you want a can, Ma’am?”. Red Bull ! It really #givesyouwings. And that’s what it did to me the very moment I saw a Red Bull on my workstation.

Friday Marketing Picture Puzzle – #7913

Puzzle Marketer

For a fun Friday brain teaser, PuzzleMarketer.com brings you a puzzle using terms out of our digital marketing glossary. See how quickly you can guess what the images below are identifying. Check back every Friday for a new advertising puzzle to solve. Are you stumped?

Fails, the Center of the Universe, Automating, and Tracking Traffic from Social: 6 MUST READ Posts This Week

SocialFish

Just another quick roundup of MUST READ posts you may have missed: 1. What Does a Washington Post Blogger Resigning Say About the State of Digital Publishing?

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.

How Advertisers Are Using Facebook Ads [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Social Fresh recently published an infographic with highlights from their Facebook Advertising Report , which is the result of a survey completed by 347 Facebook advertisers. The report aims at understanding the challenges of Facebook advertising and how marketers are using the platform.

Four Points to Remember When Adopting a New Social Network

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Harrison Kratz. Unless you’ve been under a rock since the beginning of 2012, by now you’ve heard of little thing called Pinterest.

Intent Is Everything

Twist Image

What are you trying to accomplish? There is a story told in the amazing business book, Freakonomics , about a study that was being done to figure out what makes a good parent. The genesis of this came out of the massive business that is parenting books. If you are a parent, it's always surprising when you realize that for centuries, so many people have been parents and yet, there is no real manual for how to be a good parent.

How To Apply Social to Membership Retention and Renewal

SocialFish

Do you work in Membership? Social media can and should do more for membership than for any other association department. It provides additional ways to reach, understand, and engage members, helping to make your job easier and more fulfilling.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

What’s So Funny About Social Media and Online Marketing? April 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Let’s face it; lots of people consider spending one’s days with online games, tinkering in PhotoShop, “working” in Facebook, and using words like “viral” and “targeting” in decidedly non-lethal ways a funny way to make a living. Why not laugh with `em?

5 Content Marketing Assets You Forgot You Had

Convince & Convert

Stanford Smith obsesses about how to get small business blogs noticed and promoted at Pushing Social , except when he’s chasing large mouth bass! It’s usually a look of pure terror. I’m sitting across the desk from a professional and confident marketing executive.

Two Things That Should Rock Your World

Twist Image

Well, is the Web dead? Of course, the Web isn't dead, but it is changing in ways that many of us have (sadly) been ignoring. As more and more brands still struggle with the browser-based Web (and this includes everything from website development to social media and e-commerce), the Web as we've known it evolves.

Music Crosses Borders. You Can Help.

SocialFish

Thank you to Rachel (Phillips) Slotnick for this post. If you’re in NYC, GO TO THIS. If not, please tell your friends about it. Thanks! __. It’s not news to anyone that budget cuts are running wild in the NYC public school system and the arts are the first thing to go.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Social Media + Earth Day: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Yesterday was Earth Day, but the information and recommendations shared in some of these 5 must-reads can help you be “greener” every day of the year. How To Mobilize Social Media To Do Nice Things For Earth. By Drew Bowling Recyclebank had the great idea that people could use this medium as way to educate and share information about some fairly simple habits that would make big impacts on our dear old planet Earth.

Are You Worthy of Social Media? The 2 Types of Talk Triggers

Convince & Convert

The single most important element of your social media program is making your company worthy of discussion. We don’t tweet meh. We don’t upload blah to Facebook. We use social media to express feelings that are at the opposing poles of fascination and frustration.

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How to Actively Use Facebook Post Insights to Improve Your Community Management

Mindjumpers

Tweet. Blog post written by Anders Mikkelsen, Analyst at Mindjumpers. Facebook Insights is a treasure box of information for community managers who want to see the effect of their brands’ wall posts, and optimize on future content.

Why Bloggers Need to Build a Subscriber List

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Christine Brady of Insightful Mommy. If you have been blogging for any length of time, you have no doubt heard the phrase list building or building a list of subscribers. But what does building a list of subscribers have to do with blogging you may be wondering…. As bloggers, your focus is much like mine – creating great content to share with our readers, staying active on social media, connecting and promoting your blog.

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Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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