Make Your Online Content Sharable! Best Plugins & Widgets (Free)
JUNE 13, 2011
Sharing Content Social Media Marketing Tips Blogging Facebook Facebook sharing marketing for small business share buttons social media Social Media Management Tools Social Media Sharing Plugins Social Media Sharing Widgets Social Share Buttons TwitterFor an SMB, creating good, valuable content takes a lot of sweat, right? I know. So making this content SHARABLE is a must! I am surprised to find how many of my clients (and many companies) OVERLOOK this or just simply don’t think about this small basic concept when creating content! Its social media marketing.
Dr. Houzz Reveals a Widget-Flawed Google Algorithm
APRIL 7, 2014
In that post I showed in great detail how Godaddy were utilising customers who are using their SSL services and getting top search rankings by adding anchor-text-rich backlinks in the widgets that clients place on their websites. I mean, each of these widgets has more than a dozen links in them (without no-follow, of course) and they’re clearly benefiting from it. Slashfilm.
As one widget goes, another appears
The Way of the Web
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Following the decision by Google to shutter Google Friend Connect , that widget will have disappeared, along with the 82 lovely people who chose to support the site via that method. The next time you visit TheWayoftheWeb, you may notice a slight change to the site. Thankyou for your support Friend Connect people! So what’s being added to the sidebar?
API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast
NOVEMBER 3, 2009
Episode 3 focusses on monetizing APIs and looking at revenue streams from widgets. Companies that open their business databases and stream that data out, can have an army of hundreds of thousands (mostly) unpaid developers creating Facebook apps, iPhone apps and blog widgets to help sell their products and services. Web 3.0 An overview of social media monetization revenues. Ebay API.
Facebook Connect Launches First Widget
Freelance Social Media
FEBRUARY 19, 2009
Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Facebook Connect Launches First Widget by cinta5 on February 19, 2009 “Today, we’re launching our first social widget for Facebook Connect, the Comments Box. About the author Jacinta wrote 70 articles on this blog. Media. Marketing.
Google+ Growing With The Times – Are You Badged Yet?
Small Business Mavericks
JANUARY 29, 2012
changing the background color of a widget to match your page’s color. including a widget that displays your Google+ profile’s circle count. According to an article on WebProNews, some businesses are receiving a 30% increase in followers simply because of the widget. Google+ looks to be one widget that’s here for the long run – are you badged yet? Social Media google website badges widgetsThere are some marketers that are quite sensitive when it comes to any foray into social media by Google.
Android Apps for Baseball Fans
APRIL 11, 2012
MLB Countdown Widget. MLB Countdown Widget is a splendid little app. Android Apps Tech & Gadgets android baseball android baseball apps baseball banter free iscore baseball softball mlb baseball news mlb countdown widgetIt is a new season and even the worst of teams has a shot at the playoffs until the fat lady greases up her lungs to sing the blues. Baseball Banter Free.
App Providing Shortcuts on iPhone Returns From Ban
The Social Media Incubator
APRIL 8, 2015
Launcher was banned by Apple last year for a violation of their design guidelines, due to the ability of the app to create a widget that leads to other applications and functions on the iPhone. Once you’ve downloaded the app, it will prompt you to give the app certain permission such as allowing access to your contacts, in order to be able to call or message them from the widget.
Twitter Eases Process of Embedding Timelines
JUNE 8, 2016
Vandor also said publishers no longer need to create and save widgets to their accounts. As part of these improvements, we’ve also removed the need to create and save widgets to your account. Of course, if you already have timeline widgets, you can always access them in your Twitter settings. All you need is a public profile, list, like or collection URL to get started.
Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic
MARCH 18, 2012
7 Tips For Cleaning Up Your Blog And Improving Your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Clean up those plugins – If you have been trying out new plugins or widgets for your blog, be sure to delete them if you’re not using them. Do you have too many widgets? Are those widgets slowing down your blog? "Spring" via promanex on Flickr under creative commons license.
7 Creative Ways to Increase Instagram Followers
MARCH 31, 2016
3 Add an Instagram Widget to your Website. Get the attention of your fans while they are on your website through a noticeable and accessible Instagram widget, so they can easily check you out on Instagram. Having the Instagram Widget on your website helps people to find you on Instagram… #4 Don’t Forget the Power of Email. Are you on Instagram? Over to You.
Link Building Tactics for Publishers
MAY 14, 2013
Widgets and badges. Utilizing various forms of widgets and badges is a tactic more often used by other types of businesses, but it is applicable to publishers too. But beyond the SEO implications, widgets offer a way to help promote new and featured content so there is value in the right situation. So what link building tactics are most effective for publishers? Partner links.
Three Ways to Use Pinterest for Business
JANUARY 9, 2012
Add the “Pin It” widget to your sites. Just like you have the social network widgets on your website and blog, you can add the Pin It widget. I’m not going to lie. I’m obsessed with Pinterest. I blame my sister. She’s an enabler. Since its launch, I’ve been a big proponent of it. It’s, in a sense, an online scrapbook. You find images and videos you like and “pin” them to your online boards. But the best part? The “what do you want for dinner” discussion has left our house. Pinterest feeds that in a big way.
The FTC and Social Media: You Have to Disclose
JANUARY 6, 2015
One day, a colleague sends a company-wide email encouraging everyone in the organization to share the latest product, widget, client campaign, or even hashtag contest. Even if you were a fan of the company, product, widget, or service before you were working with them, you still have to disclose during the tenure of your work together. By Gini Dietrich. Allow me to set the stage.
The Art of Persuasion, or PR, Cannot Be Automated
APRIL 21, 2015
In a product business, if you want more widgets, you just make them. Sure, there needs to be a person to run the machine to make the widgets. You might even need to hire two or three more people—and buy two or three more machines—to create 100,000 more widgets. I also would not name it after myself, but that’s another story for a different time.) Read Spin Sucks.
Top 10 WordPress Theme Frameworks in 2016
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Packed with page elements: Comes integrated with the basic WordPress page elements such as custom widgets, background, templates, headers and page layouts. Main Ultimatum Features: Drag and Drop Theme Builder: Ultimatum is equipped with a unique layout builder that allows you to drag and drop native WordPress widgets. Genesis Theme Framework. Ultimatum. Divi by ElegantThemes. Avada.
18 WordPress Social Media Plugins to Live By
MAY 23, 2016
New Google Plus Badge Widget. The New Google Plus Badge Widget makes it easy to show off your Google+ page in your sidebar or other areas of your site. Try it: https://wordpress.org/plugins/new-google-plus-badge-widget/. Pinterest Widgets. The Pinterest Widgets plugin allows you to add pins, boards and follow buttons to your site without embed codes. Facebook All.
The Best Blogging Platform and Plugins
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
Most commented widget. Recent comments widget. It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap!). Jeremy Whittaker , my Utah turned Germany friend, asks, “Could you give a rundown of the the best technologies for a corporate blog? I’m looking for the best platforms and plugins that make a blog rock.. Sure, Jeremy! I need some questions. Free Plugins.
Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources
JANUARY 31, 2011
Widget output? That said, if you already have one of these, let’s say a WordPress based blog/site, then it may make sense to look at some plug-ins, reblogging, widgets that help with this process. These can be used as curation tools where the output is then used to form blog posts or can be displayed as widgets. They produce destination pages or widgets or both. Images?
MARCH 20, 2012
Below is a view of videos that is in a widget on their home page. I just ran across a great article Association Publishing Priorities, Challenges and Hot-Button Issues for 2012. The article goes on to talk about different kinds of opportunities that trade associations and professional societies have including Associations Social Media Opportunities. Association Curation Examples. Curatio
9 Tools to Address Various Aspects of Visual Marketing
MARCH 20, 2017
you can use this extension to create a widget on your site that displays both photos and videos from Instagram, Facebook and more. Visual marketing has been growing steadily throughout the years now. These days readers expect to see visual content when they land on a blog post. Few people enjoy reading a wall of text. Content marketing will not work unless you engage in visual marketing.
Have You Been A Victim Of Grouponitude?
MARCH 1, 2012
A Grouponitude encounter usually goes something like this: Store Owner: Welcome to Old Franny’s Widgets & Stuff! I’ll just take these 2 widgets, and some of this stuff! I’m as guilty as anyone for being sucked into the group buying frenzy. Hey, a deal is a deal. Of course I’m not sure what I’m going to do with all those massages and laser hair removals. Lately however I’ve noticed a growing trend when using one of these deals that actually has me wanting to not purchase or use them anymore. Grouponitude. What is Grouponitude you ask? grou
Boosting Opt-Ins with Selz
DECEMBER 9, 2013
Before we dive into numbers, let’s compare the two widgets I was using for opt-ins. Next is the Selz widget. The difference in number of opt-ins I received using my standard opt-in box vs. the Selz widget is pretty dramatic. The Selz widget received 62 downloads and opt-ins vs. 26 opt-ins with the standard opt-in box. The Selz widget combats that. Verdict.
Why Share of Voice is a Useless PR Metric
MAY 24, 2011
Let’s say that our client is Widget co. Widget co has a 20% SOV and their nearest competitor has 30%. The following month Widget co is at 18% and their rival at 37%. This is a guest post by my Edelman colleague Rob Clark. Sometimes you say a word too many times in a row and the word slowly begins to lose meaning for yourself. Why do we measure? What action is needed?
The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Scott Baradell
JANUARY 23, 2015
The term “content” suggests our job is to make widgets when we should be making, if not art, at least something closer to art than widgets. By Gini Dietrich I first met Scott Baradell in a private Facebook group, of all places. He was hanging out in there with other smarties and I liked his sarcasm and wit, so I figured he’d make a good friend. And I was right!
5 Ways to Improve Your Online Shareability
AUGUST 6, 2015
Here are a few ways to do it: Add a “share this” widget. Make it really easy for readers and viewers to share your content by having a widget installed that allows a single click to post to their social media accounts. Producing content online is a really smart way to garner attention for your personal brand and your small business. By providing your expert input on issues that impact your industry, you are establishing yourself as credible and making an impression on potential future customers. Make content entertaining. Use Facebook Authorship. All Rights Reserved.
How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia
JULY 1, 2015
Call to action widgets (sign up for email newsletters, download industry PDF, fill in survey). Shares The days of emailing out a PDF to a small group of journalists and hoping they will open the attachment on their blackberry – lol – and act on it are over. Let’s tame it. What are the Main Features of a Social Media Press Release?
Adjectives are Cheap: Sell Yourself with Nouns and Verbs
APRIL 2, 2014
Reduce marketing costs by 45% by creating a widget that puts the e-zine together for you. Guest Post by Ann Wylie. “Adjectives are cheap. Everyone is a ‘best selling’ author or a ‘sought after’ speaker or a ‘world class’ coach. Nouns are more expensive: How many BOOKS, how many SPEECHES, how many CLIENTS?” Adjectives are cheap. 15+ oDesk Tests.
Why Social Media Is So Important for Your Business in 2014
FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Best Plugins & Widgets (Free). Social media networks were a novelty 5 years ago, but today their importance is no longer debated. Yes, businesses have definitely realized the power of social media and accepted that social media marketing has to be part of their marketing and PR mix. 89% of marketers stated that increased exposure was the number one benefit of social media marketing.
Six Surprising B2B Content Marketing Ideas
PWB Marketing Blog
OCTOBER 5, 2011
Widget – This is a small web application that provides a simple function – such as weather, news headlines, sports scores – without requiring the user to visit a website. A widget is a good way to extend a brand into a customer’s everyday life. One of the biggest challenges B2B marketers have is coming up with new content. So how do you find new content that engages audiences?
Three Ways to Get the Most From Your Brand’s Blog
MAY 15, 2014
Avoid Widget Overload. One of the most annoying things about reading a blog is when it’s overwhelmed by widgets. Don’t just count on the little “share this” widget at the bottom of your article. However, some methods are going to get you more bang for your buck than others. You can do advanced keyword studies for your title tags once you’re ready to run your own SEO firm.
20+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools
SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
Want to show the world how social you are with a cool widget on your website or blog? Social Mention also lets you set up alerts (simiar to Google Alerts) and offers a widget that can be installed on a website or blog to display the real-time buzz about your specified topic. Looking for a way to monitor social media activities and results on a tight budget? Cool Web Tools. uberVU.
How to Drive Traffic from Twitter using @Anywhere
MAY 8, 2010
I have been using twitter for a long time and it is just now that I have known about this type of widget or plugins. Anywhere is great because it lets your users do the most common activities relating to Twitter (tweeting, following) without leaving your site. Not only that, there are a couple of ways you can use @Anywhere to drive traffic to your site. Adding @Anywhere To Your Site 1.
Social Media Informer
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
Regular readers of this blog may notice a new widget featured in the right margin. Social Media Informer is a website that collates social media blog posts to create an online where people can get all the latest news, information and opinion. Some of social media’s top bloggers are featured on Social Media Former and it gives readers a great one-stop-shop to read their favourite blogs.
Five Steps to a Social Listening Program
MARCH 28, 2012
The user experience in netvibes isn’t superb, but you can toggle the layout to a newsfeed type or a widget. It’s going to be more helpful for the person who doesn’t understand how to set up RSS feeds, because it walks you through the process of installing the different search widgets. Today’s guest post is written by Lisa Gerber. Develop your Keywords. Handy!
How to Build a Billion Dollar SEO Empire
APRIL 15, 2014
He showed that back in 2010, Retail Me Not were basically paying people to put the Retail Me Not widget on their websites (a widget which came with a dozen internal links to different pages of RMN – do-followed, of course). Of course, the linked text in all of the widgets is “popular coupons” and not Retail Me Not, as you might expect. Billion dollars. Valpak.
8 strategies for Pinterest for business
JUNE 11, 2012
Like in the case of Oreck, this is not about the widget you sell, it’s about the mindset of the person who might be interested in it and also to show a bit of the human side of the company. Pinterest has become a running joke to many. It’s not about you. You don’t need to be blatant about what you offer your customers. Be subtle. Best example? Oreck on Pinterest. Everybody loves a story.
So you've got a blog, now what? How to promote your bloggo
JULY 5, 2010
You’ve got all the whistles, bells and widgets added to it. Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe So you’ve got a blog, now what? How to promote your blog 05/07/2010 tags: blog marketing , How to promote a blog by Gemma Went By: flydime / www.flickr.com License: Creative Commons License (By 2.0) So you’ve got a blog. Readers.
The State of Link Building 2016: What I Learned Manually Analysing 1,000 Search Results
JUNE 22, 2016
Billion Dollar Houzz Prove Widget Links Still Work. To summarise much longer commentary, I revealed that Houzz were using their widget to unsuspectingly embed dozens of hard-coded links in the websites of those who used it. Within 24 hours of my blog post about Houzz’s shady tactics going live, they removed all links in their widgets , as shown below. The Results.
10 Tips to Build Better Converting Twitter Traffic
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
Just create a new widget for Twitter search and your searchable archive will be building up over time. It uses powerful curation feature letting you pick social media reviews or testimonials you want to feature on your site and publish it using the site widget. Twitter is an integral part of social media marketing these days. Almost every business, big and small, is on Twitter.