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Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?

Spin Sucks

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

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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Sex, Drugs, and Social Media – Do You Talk To Your Kids About Their Digital Behaviors?

SocMed Sean

This blog post was originally posted over at PopGoesDad. Thanks to Kurt for the invitation to Guest Blog. I admit it…when I was in high school, I was a total metal head…and so was my mom. It was kind of strange growing up with a mom who listened to AC/DC, the Scorpions, and M­ötley Crüe and there were some awkward explanations to my friends about why she often wore a black Van Halen 1984 tour t-shirt.

Humanize Does Not Mean Touchy-Feely

SocialFish

Obviously, Maddie and I are making a strong case for making our organizations more human, but based on some reactions we’ve been getting from people (who haven’t yet read the book, in their defense), there is a misperception that needs clarifying.

10 Ways to Improve Landing Page Conversions

Spin Sucks

We talked yesterday about whether or not blogging is dead and, in the comments, there was a good discussion about the big scary ROI.

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.

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.

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.’

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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Five Ways to Get Your CEO to Embrace Social Engagement

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest post is written by Jeff Hunt. . We just conducted a study which found companies who fully embrace social engagement have four times more business success than less-engaged companies. Four times.

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!

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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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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.

Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Have Social Network

Spin Sucks

This blog post is for all of the women Spin Sucks community. Guys, you can read it too, but I’m not sure it’ll mean much to you. I hate to lose half our audience on a Monday morning, but it’s going to be worth it to the girls. There is a new social network worth checking out…and it’s for women entrepreneurs and business owners.

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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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.

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?

Nine Books for Communicators

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest post is written by Geoff Livingston. After reading Molli Megasko’s , “ The Top 10 Fiction Books Every PR and Marketing Pro Should Read ” and Gini Dietrich’s “ Reading Fiction Helps Your Career ,” I felt inspired to offer my own suggestions.

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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).

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

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.

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.

Saving the Millennial Workforce from Bad Perceptions

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest post is written by Molli Megasko. . I love 60 Minutes just as much as my grandma does, but unlike my grandma I’m only 28. So you can imagine my distress when they aired a segment on the Millennial generation shown in an unfavorable light.

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.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

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.

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?

Legal Rules for Creating Flash Mobs and Performances

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest post is written by Jay Pinkert. The founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud , hypothesized that two conflicting desires motivate human behavior: Eros (the life drive) and Thanatos (the death drive).

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.

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