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Weekly Link Round Up – 03-29-13

Friday, March 29th, 2013

The 5 Stages of Building a Culture of Community on a Blog [Case Study] (ProBlogger.net)

Building a following is one thing, but what about a community? While this can be simple to achieve on a platform built for communication among different members, this can be tricky on a blog. Fortunately, with the right mindset, it’s possible to get the ball rolling on creating a culture of intercommunication.

Encouraging Existing Members of Your Community to Participate Without Nagging Them to Death (ManagingCommunities.com)

Participation is the key to a vibrant community, but what happens when it seems to be in a sleepy state? While it’s possible to encourage members to go out and participate, doing it too much may lower their perception of your brand. Furthermore, it helps to take extra steps to ensure that the reminder feels more personal than cold and automated.

2 Exercises To Strengthen and Grow Your Social Networks (ChristopherSPenn.com)

Content can only do so much when it comes to building a social network. To further strengthen and grow what you already have, consider focusing on the people you’ve already connected with and get them connected with others. This in turn would add to your value as a connection.

Kickstarter: How Crowd Funding Is Changing Business (SocialMediaExaminer.com)

Crowd funding takes community and business to an entirely different level by taking ideas and encouraging people from all over the internet to fund it. Making the most of it involves not just having the right connections, but also rallying a community through great incentives and engaging updates.

Email and Newsletter Design Best Practices [Infographic] (SocialTimes.com)

Although the limelight constantly shines on Facebook, Twitter, and emerging stars in social media, email and newsletters shouldn’t be overlooked. With smart design, they can serve as essential tools to help manage your brand community and keep followers engaged.

Spicing Up Your Business Blog

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

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If you already own and manage a business blog along with other social media accounts, then you’re probably already established your brand’s online identity. But simply managing an identity isn’t enough to drive conversion. This is especially the case if your blog has been around for a long time. Your readership may have changed dramatically without you knowing it, so you may need to consider a new strategy to drive interest back into your feed.

 

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The Effect of Google Reader’s Shutdown on Blogs

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Blogs are known as one of the earliest forms of social media. Since 1994, people were writing and following these online weblogs that often chronicled people’s lives. Over time, many companies followed suit. Through their own blogs, they got to communicate with customers about their own products and services.

 

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Blog in 2013

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

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Although marketers are constantly a-buzz with new ways to reach their audiences, there are some approaches that have been tried, tested, and still hold salt today. One of these is the blog. In fact, according to Technorati’s 2013 Digital Influence report, blogs currently hold the same rank as Facebook when it comes to influencing a purchase.

But why would you still consider investing in blogging when all the action is happening on Facebook?

 

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Weekly Link Round Up – 11-23-12

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

You don’t need drawing skills to create powerful images that amplify your content (SocialSignal.com)

There’s no doubt that images will surely catch more attention on the social web. Fortunately, there’s no real need to be a professional illustrator or cartoonist to create eye-catching media that inspires audiences to share your creation. The trick is to simply remember that the underlying content trumps everything else.

5 Tips for Creating Pinterest Images That People Love to Share (SocialMediaExaminer.com)

If your company’s keen on getting noticed through Pinterest marketing, it’s a must to create images worth sharing. But aside from employing all kinds of image manipulation tricks and graphic design techniques, there are a few things worth noting to make sure your images are sharable through Pinterest.

3 Ways To Get More Facebook Engagement By Using Photos (SocialMediaToday.com)

With its new photo-friendly layout and instantaneous photo-sharing through Instagram, there’s no better time than now to harness the power of photos for your brand’s Facebook page. Aside from making use of the handy retro photo-creating app, there are other ways to boost engagement with different kinds of graphics you can share.

How You Can Use Infographics to Tell a Story (SocialMediaClub.org)

Among the different kinds of images you can share over the social web, the infographic is perhaps one of the most attractive to audiences. In contrast to memes that provide a good laugh and promo photos that draw attention to your latest offerings, infographics establish expertise and authority.

There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills: Finding Hidden Content Treasures for Your Blog (BlogWorld.com)

Having trouble cooking up new content for your social media feeds? If you’ve been blogging or sharing content for a year or two, chances are you’ll have something worth digging up and sharing once more. In fact, you can stand to benefit from reposting or repurposing some of the older things you’ve created back when your audience was much smaller.

Tool Time: VIP Liveblog lets you liveblog from your WordPress blog

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
VIP Liveblog is a new plug-in that adds liveblogging features to your WordPress blog.

For a lot of companies, holding live events have become an integral part of their social media strategies. After all, it can offer a lot of benefits to brands, helping them reach out to their targeted demographic at an intimate setting. And for those who simply cannot physically be at the venue, some brands have opted to also liveblog the entire affair to make sure no one’s left out. For this, Automattic, a tech startup made up of developers from around the world, has unveiled the VIP Liveblog, a plug-in that lets you liveblog from within your WordPress site or blog.

 

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Weekly Link Round Up – 08-31-12

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Blogging Networks Can Expand Your Reach, Influence, and Income (SmallBizTrends.com)

Blogging networks provide a good opportunity for savvy and honest business owners to monetize their business blog. Essential in expanding your reach is learning how to exercise good judgment when subscribing to a blogging network that fits with your overall business plan.

How to Turn the ordinary into the Extraordinary in Your Business Blogging (WeBlogBetter.com)

Now that anyone can simply create content that can be seen by thousands and even millions of people, we can really say that the Internet has greatly changed the rules of content production and distribution. Amidst all the chaos, there are five things you need to consider when producing content that is far from mundane and ordinary.

4 Blogging Tips to Double Your Site Traffic (SocialMediaExaminer.com)

In this helpful case study, Louise Julig explores four blogging tips that have helped Block Imaging, a provider of pre-owned and refurbished medical imaging equipment, double its site traffic, succeed in its content marketing, and gain more returns.

5 Ways to Lose Readers (BloggingForBusinessBook.com)

There are many articles that tell us how to encourage discussions and collaboration online and drive more readers to our blogs. But when the usual tricks don’t do it for you and your readers start dwindling and visiting less frequently, it’s time to begin evaluating whether your methods are actually causing your followers to flee.

Infographic: Anatomy of a Business Blog Post (BitRebels.com)

Setting up a blog and gaining readers is quite easy. However, the idea that it’s easy to produce viral content on a daily basis is far from simple. This comprehensive infographic enumerates general blogging principles that help your blog become well-rounded, interesting, and engaging.

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