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8 Must-Have Apps for Your Mobile/Social Business

Janet Fouts

Publish a magazine style page on any topic you like, then populate it with content you curate from your desktop or your mobile device. Doing business in 2013 is going to be a whole lot easier if you can take your business with you on the road.

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50 Inspiring Tech Savvy Leaders Over 50

Janet Fouts

Author of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. Publisher, Owner Magazine ( [link] Author of The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth. Publisher of @PRDaily, @RaganComms, @RaganHealth, HR Communication. You know what? I’m tired of hearing people say “I’m over 50, too old to understand this stuff” or similar balderdash. I’m over 50 and I get it, so can you!

What is your Reach on Facebook? (Any why you shouldn’t care)

Janet Fouts

Viral reach is the number of unique people who saw this post from a story published by a friend.”. A client contacted me this morning, upset because her “reach” seems to be seriously declining on Facebook.

CEOs-Roll Up Your Social Media Sleeves

Janet Fouts

Brandfog , a marketing consultancy, published a survey of employees that found engaged CEOs both add value to a brand’s visibility and galvanize the work force: The survey found that social engaged CEOs are either very effective or somewhat effective at: Raising a brand’s profile (87.5%).

Who will win the video app wars?

Janet Fouts

Just before I get ready to publish it something changes! Most of us do no live in a reality TV show and broadcasting a live feed in social channels would run contrary to the unbelievably fantastic lives we all allegedly live through still photos published to Facebook.

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Wanna learn about Google+? I’m your girl

Janet Fouts

The other big news is, my publisher at has asked me to write another “ Think Aha!” I expect the book to go to the publisher before the month is out. You might have seen my post last week when Google+ launched business pages or attended my webinar to help people get started with Google+. Since then I’ve had a lot of questions from readers and clients about Google’s newest network, so two things are in the works I thought you’d like to know about.

Am I talking to myself over here? My Feedburner saga

Janet Fouts

Add to that email subscriptions with custom templates, statistics and tracking, importing of contacts from Outlook, Google contacts or a CSV, auto publishing to social networks and sharing buttons within the feed and it’s pretty easy to figure out.

Who will win the video app wars?

Janet Fouts

Just before I get ready to publish it something changes! Most of us do no live in a reality TV show and broadcasting a live feed in social channels would run contrary to the unbelievably fantastic lives we all allegedly live through still photos published to Facebook.

My bestseller and the next book is on the way!

Janet Fouts

I was honored to be invited to co-author a book with the legendary Jack Canfield this summer.

Are You an Irregular Blogger?

Janet Fouts

Write it all out on a calendar and decide when you will publish. Then either write them before your scheduled publishing date and set them to go live on time or scedule the day you will write them and publish. You can set up some keyword searches in advance and see posts almost as they are published. Every successful blogger or blogging coach will tell you it’s important to blog regularly to maintain the interest of your readers.

Social Media PR Tweet

Janet Fouts

Then get on over to my publisher’s site at Think aha® and reserve your copy of #Socialmedia PR tweet now!

Traditional Book Publishing vs. Self-Publishing

Spin Sucks

One of the questions they asked me yesterday was how six months of book tour travel and speaking had gone and whether or not I’d self-publish my second book. Book Publishing. Book publishing is fascinating. It was all due to the publisher the first week of January.

Self-Publishing vs. Publisher: Why You Should Do Both

Spin Sucks

He and I were talking to Bob Reed about the book publishing process – Mark having just published Return On Influence and Geoff Livingston and me having just published Marketing in the Round. Is Publishing Dead? If I publish this blog post by 7 a.m.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

When it comes to link building publishers have a significant advantage because editorial content, be it hard news or evergreen content, lends itself naturally to linking and sharing. So what link building tactics are most effective for publishers?

The Value of a PR Pitch According to 1,300 Publishers

Spin Sucks

The post The Value of a PR Pitch According to 1,300 Publishers appeared first on Spin Sucks. As PR professionals, nurturing intricate relationship with publications and journalists is essential.

Content Marketing Success: Three Ways to Think Like a Publisher

Spin Sucks

The post Content Marketing Success: Three Ways to Think Like a Publisher appeared first on Spin Sucks. It's the New Age! As Seth Godin famously said “content marketing is the only marketing left.” But how can you create content that draws customers to your brand? Dan Curran explains.

How Much Search and Social Media Traffic Do Publishers Get?

Adam Sherk

On average, what percentage of referral traffic to publishers comes from search, social media, links and direct navigation? To get an idea of where things currently stand, I pulled 2013 referral data for a selection of 52 magazine and content sites, all well-known brands from major publishers.

Done with Traditional Publishing

Geoff Livingston

Brian Driggs asked me to discuss self-publishing after reading my sordid Fifth Estate story. While I don’t want to dismiss traditional publishing altogether, I can only speak for myself. I will self publish my next book. Learn How to Publish. Image by Hash Milhan.

Branded Content: 6 Things To Remember before Publishing

Mindjumpers

Whenever you publish content it should be relevant for both your audience and your own business perspectives. Always ask yourself if this specific piece of content is relevant enough to publish. You are hopefully already publishing a lot of content in different formats.

The Best Social Media Analytics Tools for Publishers

Adam Sherk

What are the best tools for publishers looking to track social media activity at the content level? Chartbeat Publishing. Chartbeat Publishing was the first on the scene in this category and it continues to be the most popular.

6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing

Waxing UnLyrical

The Internet has made brand publishing ubiquitous. In the words of Mark Ragan , CEO of Ragan Communications, “If we tell our stories the right way, we have the ability to become legitimate publishers in our own right.”. And in today’s hyper connected world, everyone’s a publisher.

The New(ish) Trend Of Publishing Within Publishing

Twist Image

What made it most unique, was that they were going to publish it solely on Facebook. Not just a random bunch off "b-side" type of articles that weren't fit for publishing on Business Insider. The thing about this publishing thing. . Writers used to write for publishers. Publishers were the gatekeepers to an audience. Social media enabled writers (and other forms of content creators) to become their own publishing platform. publisher. publishing.

Your 16-Point Content Publishing Checklist

Convince & Convert

The same goes for publishing content. With so many moving parts that take place even before you press “Publish,” a checklist can seriously come in handy. We’ve all had those cringe-worthy moments when we see a typo or two in a blog we just published.

The Future of Association Publishing

SocialFish

Thanks to Association Media & Publishing for this interesting video. Do you have any thoughts about the future of publishing? You know we do. photo credit ). Content Strategy

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

SocialFish

published it. In fact, publishing your article is just the first step. I have shared some of the most essential steps to take right after you publish an article which include: Email those who helped you write it (If you were using any expert quotes).

Mobile Visits Account for 40% of All Traffic for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Mobile is an important and growing traffic source for all publishers, but just how much traffic does it represent? Related posts: How Much Search and Social Media Traffic Do Publishers Get? Publishing

SEO and Social Media for Publishers: A Low-Rent Infographic

Adam Sherk

SEO and social media are now vital components of audience development for publishers of all shapes and sizes, but there are still huge opportunities for improvement. Since infographics are still (kind of) the rage I’ve been meaning to publish one here. Publishing

Take Advantage of Additional Google News Opportunities for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Google News continues to be an important source of traffic for publishers, in particular from the news OneBoxes that are frequently included in regular Web search results.

How Much Google News Traffic Do Publishers Get? Here’s Data on 80 News Sites.

Adam Sherk

But just how much traffic is it currently driving to publishers? But I’ve included enough sites to provide a good sense of the current news search opportunity for publishers. So publishers are right to continue to make it a priority.

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You Can Be An Internet Publisher

Small Business Mavericks

Many small businesses are starting their own publishing companies as a separate branding element for their online presences. There are many ways to go about publishing online. Look at your skills and abilities as well as the human resources at your disposal before determining what type of online publishing you will undertake. Start a blog – Blogging is another way to be a publisher.

8 Social Media Questions Publishers Should Be Asking Themselves

Adam Sherk

For most publishers social media has earned itself a prominent seat at the audience development table. Here are eight social media questions that publishers should be asking themselves: 1. The big thing for publishers now is figuring out their level of comfort with frictionless sharing.

What Does Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Change Mean for Publishers?

SocialTimes Facebook

There is another struggle here, and that’s the one between Facebook and publishers. Social networks have the upper hand when it comes to online publishing now. Unfortunately, the latest algorithmic changes could devalue publisher content; a fact Facebook is well aware of. Indeed, many publishers fail to turn a profit from these content deals, or from the mass of referrals they receive from Facebook.

Content Creation? Curation? Focus on Publishing Instead

Firebelly

But the one thing that we’ve both agreed on is the importance of publishing of our content, regardless of where it came from. Publishing is the overall approach of content and conversation. It’s more than just publishing a post to your blog, or uploading a video to YouTube.

8 Tips On Developing A Social Publishing Approach For Brands

Firebelly

A social publishing approach is the cradle-to-grave, beginning to end approach for audience-based content development, distribution, and measurement. 8 tips on developing a social publishing approach for brands.

Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down

Adam Sherk

Has this translated into a significant change in social news referrals for publishers? ” I wanted to get a better idea of just how much of a shift has occurred with some of the publishers that we work with at Define Media Group.

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Stop! Check These Seven Things Before Hitting Publish

Spin Sucks

You wrote an awesome post and you’re about to get it published. Here are seven things you should check before hitting the publish button. Check These Seven Things Before Hitting Publish appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Three Essential Blog Writing Tips for Just Before You Click Publish

Spin Sucks

But what about those last moments before you click publish? But before you hit publish, sit back and really think about your target reader. She’s not ready to hit publish! What do you regularly do just before you hit publish? By Eleanor Pierce.

Smart Monetization for Publishers in a Facebook Instant Articles Era

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook opened Instant Articles to all publishers in April, and Google introduced Accelerated Mobile Pages last October. At F8 in April, Facebook boasted about some interesting results from publishers using Instant Articles.

Pinterest: Great Opportunity for Lifestyle Publishers and Brands

Adam Sherk

While any photo-rich site can benefit from Pinterest, at least at this stage in its evolution there are particularly strong opportunities for lifestyle publishers and brands. I am primarily covering publishers in this post but there are also solid opportunities for retailers.

Why Publishers Need to Walk Away From Facebook

SocialTimes Facebook

In late June, Facebook once again announced a News Feed algorithm change —this time to focus more on friends and family content, and less on brands and publishers —a change that’s not all that surprising since Facebook is organized around who you know. This modification, however, is making huge waves in the publishing world, since publishers and content houses have relied on Facebook as an effective way to get in front of consumers.