Follow Friday Challenge, Week 1 #FFwk1

Taylor Marek

I will be giving away one spot every week on Friday in conjunction with the “Follow Friday&# meme brought about through Twitter. You are allowed one blog comment entry and one twitter entry at maximum.

The Context of Images and Text

Mindjumpers

As this infographic from One Spot explains, images are processed 60 times faster than words by the human brain. “People don’t read anymore. It’s a fact!” Oh, how many times this has been uttered in the digital sphere, with complete disregard for context. People read!

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The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Pricing: five levels from $199 to $599 per month, plus one-time setup fee of $999 to $2,999. Sample review: “Nimble…merges the feeds from each (major social network) into one centralized inbox. It keeps track of all your contacts, leads, and tasks in one spot.

LinkedIn Profiles Can Be Very Boring

Myrland Marketing

We get to kill at least two birds with one stone by doing this, right? Simply choose the one that is perfect for what you are uploading, and click Save. Let’s face it.

Why Sustainable Competitive Advantage is so 1990

Buzz Marketing for Technology

When Apple – just to take a common example – goes from making computers to making music players, but that’s an investment in one of these new platforms. Things like making sure that leaders don’t get too calcified in any one role or any one spot.

How Rich Answers Provide a New Approach to SEO

Convince & Convert

You can also spot some ellipses in the answer, indicating that the complete answer isn’t quite there, and that the user will have to click through to the site to get the rest of the answer. Some include additional data in the right sidebar, as the one above did, and others don’t.

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88 Expert Content Marketing Posts Worth Another Read

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing has many uses, but one you may never have explored is its use as a networking tool. Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to breathe life into your brand. 78% of the most effective B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago.

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Web Presence Optimization Software Review: gShift Labs

Webbiquity SMM

Yes, you could do this from Google Analytics (GA) as well (in fact, gShift pulls a fair amount of its reporting data from GA) but gShift presents it all in one spot, attractively graphed out. number of mentions and retweets), LinkedIn and YouTube all into one spot.

Perfecting Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 10 Social Media Best Practices

SocialFish

For example: Every $25 donation will rehome one displaced lemur. One of the unique features of peer-to-peer fundraising is its ability to foster friendly competition among your supporters. Your supporters may compete for the number one spot and push each other to raise more.

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Can Flickr Catch Instagram?

Geoff Livingston

In fact, Flickr is now ranked just one spot behind rival photo network Instagram. redesigned the site to give it a modern feel, added new apps, gave photographers a massive amount of free space (one terabyte), and continues to evolve its feature set.

Dr. Houzz Reveals a Widget-Flawed Google Algorithm

Viper Chill

About a month after my blog post, Godaddy dropped back to page two for all of the terms they were ranking number one for. A few weeks ago one of my eagle-eyed readers in the home improvement niche showed me some rankings for a website named Houzz.

11 Reasons to Focus on Quality Content

Writtent Blog

They can tell a spammy site or page from a qualitative one, and they are quick to hit the back button on their browsers if your copywriting even looks like it might not deliver. But these methods usually have one thing in common when effective: the ability to persuade. Image source.

How to Get a Footer Link from SoundCloud.com (And Why I’m Continuing with “Dark SEO”)

Viper Chill

In fact, after just one year of running this website I had the opportunity to get a link from Matt Cutts, Google’s head of web spam. Shopify are of course one of the biggest (if not the biggest) brand online when it comes to building your own eCommerce store.

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46 Travel Tools to Optimize Your Next Vacation

Convince & Convert

While there are literally thousands of online tools and apps to help you plan the perfect retreat, here’s my top 46 list I hope will make your travel season one that’s effortless, fun and filled with great memories. Tripit - Keep all of your travel plans in one spot.

72 Hours Only: How to Become a Podcast Millionaire

Viper Chill

With over 1,000 5-star reviews in iTunes he has managed to position himself as an expert in one of the most profitable industries online. After just one month of the podcast launching he had hit the number one spot in iTunes in eight different countries.

7 Mind-Numbingly Easy Marketing Changes You Probably Haven’t Made Yet

Convince & Convert

The truly surprising thing about signup forms is that there is no one spot on your site that will account for most of the signups. The one place you can put a signup form that might irritate some visitors is in a pop-up. One of my favorites?

Attend the ProBlogger Training Event From the Comfort of Your Home with Our Virtual Ticket

ProBlogger

While it’s amazing to see so many bloggers in the one spot, every year that we’ve run the event we are very aware that there are thousands more ProBlogger readers who wish they could be there – but who for one reason or another can’t get along to the live event.

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Credit Cards and Social Media: Failures

Ari Herzog

Jeff Bullas has a list of what he considers to be the top 10 Facebook campaigns and gives Kohl’s the number one spot. Because as is the case with most store credit cards , the main incentive for getting one is usually just the coupons.

Is Publishing a Kick-ass eBook for Kindle One of Your Goals for 2012?

Debbie Weil

And there's one spot left to pre-register for the next Beta Author Boost , starting in March 2012. Click here for all the details and to lock in your spot now We're betting it is.

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50 Weirdest Websites That Rock the Web

Writtent Blog

Clicking on search results can sometimes seem like a game of Minesweeper , and a very traumatizing one, at that. In no particular order – each one of these is champions of their own kind. This one in particular requires a “R.I.P. Especially the one with the guy with no pants.

How to Steal the Next Billion Dollar Website Idea: A Case Study

Viper Chill

2008 was also the year that IndieGogo became one of the first ‘crowdfunding’ websites. Acquisitions can be one way to speed up this growth and excite new investors with their potential. One app that recently caught my eye is called GasBuddy.

The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

The number one reason Leo Babauta dominated the personal development industry in two months. Why the Verge was one of the fastest growing blog launches in history. If you only ever read one blog post on this entire website in full, make it this one.

Socialympics: How Social Media and Blogging Has Boosted Sports Media

Convince & Convert

Chad Ochocinco is regarded as one of the more savvy users of Twitter in the NFL. Most sports columnists either manage a Twitter account or have an assistant manage one for them. Honestly, sports media isn’t the only one suffering from this.

Bloggers: This Is How Long Your Posts Should Be

Viper Chill

In the comments for one of these posts, someone gave me the idea of analysing different industries to see the average post length in each, so they could gauge how long their articles should be. To me, it’s a lot more important to post content that will last beyond one day.

Explore, then find your horizon

Engaging Brand

But most of all, over all the centuries explorers have found that as wide as any horizon is, you can only aim for one spot.

The Must-have Blog Post Topic Generation Tool

ProBlogger

What if there was an all-in-one tool that could combine these tactics into one, so you didn’t have to painfully click around anymore? For Bing News, you’ll find two columns: one for “best match,” and one for “most recent” articles.

Follow Friday Challenge, Week 1 #FFwk1

Taylor Marek

I will be giving away one spot every week on Friday in conjunction with the “Follow Friday&# meme brought [.]. I’ve had this idea in my head since the beginning of the week, and am totally pumped to release it to the world! What I want to do is give you a FREE 30min consultation with me.

The Definitive Guide to Setting Up and Marketing a Podcast to Help Grow Your Blog

ProBlogger

So much so, that I would say if you could only add just one strategy to your blog marketing mix this year, I’d highly recommend podcasting, and here’s a few reasons why: 45 million Americans download and listen to at least one podcast a month ( source ).

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is not just standard required job skills but rather a deep interest that pervades one’s day to day life. One needs to constantly be informed of the latest technologies while striving always to learn and improve one’s knowledge levels.

Marketing Marvels – Build Remarkable Content Marketing Hubs with Uberflip

Convince & Convert

And speaking of today’s guest, I’m super, super excited to have here on Marketing Marvels, episode two, my good friend Hana Abaza, who is the marketing genius for one of my very favorite companies, Uberflip. She’s also one of my favorite Canadians.

Do You Need Help With Twitter?

Small Business Mavericks

If you ‘get’ Twitter but need to create a strategy , you can build a content calendar with their template, get tips for encouraging interaction with your followers, get help writing engaging tweets, and download the #MktgKickstarter Toolkit so you have all the stuff in one spot. Twitter just published an interactive help called The Small Business Guide To Twitter and it looks like it really can be helpful.

This SEO Quiz Is Helpful And Fun, Too

Small Business Mavericks

That’s nice, because I forget what I said and need to see it all in one spot. But in addition to seeing the correct answers and my wrong ones, there’s a link after each question that goes to a page explaining the correct answer. Okay, most quizzes don’t strike us as fun. But Moz just put out theirs and I enjoyed it.

10 Popular Affiliate Programs for Small and Medium-sized Blogs

ProBlogger

Reportedly the largest affiliate network, with over 10 million affiliate partnerships, LinkShare took the number-one spot in the 2012 Blue Book of Top 20 Affiliate Networks for platform strength, support quality, and international capabilities. Placing fourth in the 2012 Blue Book of Top 20 Affiliate Networks, for a reporting system that “far surpasses other big networks,” this is one of the largest and most diverse affiliate programs available.

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195: How to Crush Content Planning and Promotion with One Powerful Tool

ProBlogger

The tool is one that you may have heard of – CoSchedule. Darren: It’s been 195 or so episodes and I’ve not had you on the podcast yet so it’s time to get one of my team members on. Darren: I guess that was one of my big questions. The first time I started using a calendar, just a normal WordPress calendar, not CoSchedule but other ones, it was just helpful for me to see the flow of the content that was coming up as well. I really like that one.

PB138: Challenge: Create a List Post

ProBlogger

Here’s one Vanessa published yesterday – 50 Family Friendly Dinner Ideas – which is a longer post with a series of lists and other content around it. This is the easiest type of post that I could come up with for day one to help you ease into this particular challenge.

The Viral Marketing Virus

Akamai Marketing

Create content that strikes an emotional cord (funny, sad, inspirational) and is distinctly unique and you’re one step closer to viral. . Create content that tells a story, not a tagline and you’re one step closer to viral. . So, in honor of The Story, let me tell you one.

Turf Wars: Online Advertising Is Gonna Get Interesting

Small Business Mavericks

There’s only one spot at the top, and looking back, you can see how different internet giants have struggled to stay there. Now there are new players aiming for its spot: Amazon Aims For It All. Drone delivery is a little too much for one guy I know who swears he will shoot it down if it flies over his roof, but he might be in the minority.

100 Cool Things You Can Do With RSS " Accredited Degrees

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Using a reader will allow all the RSS feeds to come to one spot for you to read at your leisure. Select from one of these feeds to receive the most up-to-date currency exchange rate from CurrencySource. Use RSS feeds to share your Flickr photos with loved ones and buddies alike. One of the top news agencies offering world news brings it to you via RSS feed at Reuters. Use this aggregator to blend several RSS feeds into one feed you can post on your website.

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100 Cool Things You Can Do With RSS

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Using a reader will allow all the RSS feeds to come to one spot for you to read at your leisure. Select from one of these feeds to receive the most up-to-date currency exchange rate from CurrencySource. Use RSS feeds to share your Flickr photos with loved ones and buddies alike. One of the top news agencies offering world news brings it to you via RSS feed at Reuters. Use this aggregator to blend several RSS feeds into one feed you can post on your website.

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How I Earned $15000 from The Problogger Job Board

ProBlogger

Generally, those ones want to meet me face to face and make sure that I am a “real” writer. . Plus, no one likes worthless emails coming into your email box all day. A RSS feed of all the job posts in one spot. .

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