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Sprout Insights

  • newDelete a Tweet? Careful, You Could Catch Some Heat
    For many companies, nearly every tweet involves a process aimed at making the post as perfect as possible — on brand, on message, and on target. A single 140-character statement gets input from the social media, marketing,…The post Delete a Tw…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:36pm -
  • Retargeting on Social: A Q&A with AdRoll
    Looking for fresh ways to extract real business value out of your social media efforts? The next chapter in our new webinar series is sure to have the answer. On March 12, Sprout Social will host a special online discussion…The post Retargeti…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Feb 15, 4:18pm -
  • Improve Your Ad Strategy with Facebook Relevance Score
    Facebook has long used a sophisticated algorithm to determine the reach of posts in its main feed. Delivering the right content to the right people at the right time is crucial. But what is the best way…The post Improve Your Ad Strategy with Fac…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 2:34pm -
  • Social Media in Higher Education: Strategies to Make You Best in Class
    A recent study by Uversity and Zinch found that 73 percent of high school students believe colleges and universities should have their own social media presence. In fact, nearly two-thirds of those students said they’ve used social…The post So…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 3:59pm -
  • Brands Are Your Friends
    It’s true to say that companies were never previously, in any way, your friend. Since the advent of capitalism, businesses were simply an ingenious way to extract money from your pocket, and that was the…The post Brands Are Your Friends appeared…
    - 7 days ago, 20 Feb 15, 11:29am -

Convergent1

  • Case Study: Dana Caledonia, DDS
    Our latest client, Dr. Dana Caledonia, DDS has a new website and is the focus of our latest case study. Find how a new website can help you! The post Case Study: Dana Caledonia, DDS appeared first on Convergent1.
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 9:01am -
  • Reddit Marketing — Don’t Call it Marketing
    Reddit is one of the most popular resources for content and information online. See our tips and advice to help navigate through it!The post Reddit Marketing — Don’t Call it Marketing appeared first on Convergent1.
    - 9 days ago, 18 Feb 15, 12:01pm -
  • Jerry Seinfeld’s Latest Comedy Hit . . . Online!
    These days, Jerry Seinfeld uses web and video to get laughs. Check out his new series and see how Convergent1 can use digital media for you!The post Jerry Seinfeld’s Latest Comedy Hit . . . Online! appeared first on Convergent1.
    - 14 days ago, 13 Feb 15, 1:01pm -
  • Case Study: Bellaire Family Eye Care
    Check out what we did for Bellaire Family Eye Care! They're loving the new look. (And the SEO!)The post Case Study: Bellaire Family Eye Care appeared first on Convergent1.
    - 17 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 12:00pm -
  • How To Use Tumblr To Your Advantage
    Don't have a Tumblr account for your business? What beneficial SEO ops are you missing out on?The post How To Use Tumblr To Your Advantage appeared first on Convergent1.
    - 28 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:00am -

Social Media Today

  • Your Tech Startup Doesn't Need to Be in Silicon Valley
    Your Tech Startup Doesn't Need to Be in Silicon ValleyFebruary 27, 2015I’ve seen many successful startups emerge and flourish outside of Silicon Valley, like Hootsuite, Jive, Bazaarvoice, Omniture, Spredfast, Sprinklr, BuddyMedia, BlaBlaCar, Freela…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 7:28am -
  • 20 Sites to Get Free Stock Images for Commercial Use
    20 Sites to Get Free Stock Images for Commercial UseFebruary 27, 2015Finding free stock images for commercial use for your website or for your next giveaway can be a pain. Just running a quick search for free stock photos, or royalty-free photos will…
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 6:39am -
  • Joining the Customer Journey Using Online Communities

    - 10 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 6:31am -
  • Inbound 101: 3 Major Inbound Components
    Inbound 101: 3 Major Inbound ComponentsFebruary 27, 2015Let’s begin by defining what inbound marketing is at a basic level. At its core, inbound marketing is marketing that is focused on getting found.
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 5:24am -
  • Be a Pinterest Pro
    Be a Pinterest ProFebruary 27, 2015Pinterest isn’t all fantasy holiday boards and dream wedding inspiration. Right now, hundreds of thousands of businesses are leveraging the power of Pinterest to drive traffic to their websites and increase sales.…
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 5:22am -

SocialTimes

  • newCute or Not: BuzzFeed Launches Animal Photo-Sharing App on iOS
    BuzzFeed has announced the launch of its second app, Cute or Not, on iOS devices. The app allows users to swipe left or right on pictures of animals to rate them as cute or \"not,\" all with the goal of discovering the cutest animals on the Internet…
    - 1 hour ago, 27 Feb 15, 3:30pm -
  • newMillennials Love Snapchat Because It’s Not Facebook
    Snapchat seems to have become one of the most important apps in the social market. The announcement of a recent drive for venture capital funding could make it the third-most valuable VC backed company in the world. The value of Snapchat is being dr…
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 3:00pm -
  • newAre Q&As the Future of Celebrity Social Media?
    Your favorite actress has millions of fans on Facebook and has recently announced that she’ll do a Q&A session in advance of her upcoming blockbuster. She’s asking for fans to submit questions ahead of time, so you click to see what comments hav…
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 2:30pm -
  • newThe Science of Posting on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Did you know that studies have shown that the optimum number of tweets to send per day is three, and that for maximum engagement you should aim to post between 9am and 3pm Monday through Thursday?And the worst time to tweet? Every day after 8pm.Whe…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 2:00pm -
  • newMobile Game Roundup: Age of Sparta, Under the Sun and More
    Looking for a new mobile game to try this weekend? Here’s a look at some of the new games released on smartphones and tablets this week.Age of Sparta (Free on iOS, Android, Windows Phone) – Gameloft’s newest title is a base-building combat ga…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:15pm -

The Next Web

Search Engine Land

  • newSearchCap: Bing Ads Editor, Client Management & Google Knowledge Graph
    Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.The post SearchCap: Bing Ads Editor, Client Management & Google Knowledge Graph appeared first on Search Engine Land.Please visit Searc…
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 3:00pm -
  • newSearch In Pics: Android Caveman, Google Ski Trip & Rope Logo
    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. Google Android Caveman: Source…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 9:51am -
  • newNew Bing Ads Editor Version (10.7) Now Available
    Changes include some subtle but welcome usability updates and, best of all, the ability to edit the text of keywords that have already been synced.The post New Bing Ads Editor Version (10.7) Now Available appeared first on Search Engine Land.Plea…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 9:28am -
  • newWhat Can Businesses Do About The Knowledge Graph Dominating Search Results?
    The expansion of Google’s Knowledge Graph may threaten the volume of organic search traffic to websites. Columnist Nate Dame explains what's changing and what marketers should do about it.The post What Can Businesses Do About The Knowledge Graph…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 9:15am -
  • newHow I Lost My Clients Their #1 Ranking And Their Profits Exploded Overnight!
    Columnist Stoney deGeyter shares the ups and downs of his longest-standing SEO client -- including a rather surprising result to site architecture tweaks. The post How I Lost My Clients Their #1 Ranking And Their Profits Exploded Overnight! appeare…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 8:55am -

Matt Cutts

English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangout
English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangoutJoin us for a *Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout* :) Add your questions to this event page, this session is open to anything webmaster related like crawling, indexing, mobile sites,…
- 5 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 11:53am -
German / Google Webmaster Central Sprechstunden-Hangout auf Deutsch
German / Google Webmaster Central Sprechstunden-Hangout auf DeutschDonnerstag Mittag gibt's hier wieder ein Google Webmaster Central Hangout auf Deutsch* *Thema:* Fragen koennt ihr hier auf der Event-Seite erfassen. Ich bin offen fuer alles Googl…
- 15 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:27am -
[Basics of a mobile website for SMBs] 1. Learn the tools: PageSpeed Insights, Mobile-Friendly Te...
[Basics of a mobile website for SMBs] 1. Learn the tools: PageSpeed Insights, Mobile-Friendly Te...1. Learn the tools: PageSpeed Insights, Mobile-Friendly Test and Mobile-Usability* Join us for a 4-part web series on making great mobile sites fo…
- 23 hours ago, 26 Feb 15, 5:10pm -
[Basics of a mobile website for SMBs] 2. Bring it in: Viewports, zoom and plugins
[Basics of a mobile website for SMBs] 2. Bring it in: Viewports, zoom and plugins2. Bring it in: Viewports, zoom and plugins* Join us for a 4-part web series on making great mobile sites for your small and medium businesses. Learn the correct con…
- 23 hours ago, 26 Feb 15, 5:10pm -
[Basics of a mobile website for SMBs] 3. Focus on the user: Tap targets, margins and font sizes
[Basics of a mobile website for SMBs] 3. Focus on the user: Tap targets, margins and font sizes3. Focus on the user: Tap targets, margins and font sizes* Join us for a 4-part web series on making great mobile sites for your small and medium busin…
- 23 hours ago, 26 Feb 15, 5:10pm -
[Basics of a mobile website for SMBs] 4. Set it right: Redirects and canonicals
[Basics of a mobile website for SMBs] 4. Set it right: Redirects and canonicals4. Set it right: Redirects and canonicals* Join us for a 4-part web series on making great mobile sites for your small and medium businesses. Learn the correct configu…
- 23 hours ago, 26 Feb 15, 5:10pm -

Gary Vaynerchuk

Monday Morning Motivational Video
Monday Morning Motivational VideoThe Monday Morning Motivational Video. - Music by Rome Fortune https://soundcloud.com/factmag/rome-fortune-trap-pop -- Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family...From:Gary Vayne…
- 2 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 2:52pm -
Should You Be Automating Marketing Software?
Should You Be Automating Marketing Software?Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author, self-taught wine expert, and innovative entrepreneur. Find more at http://garyvaynerchuk.com Jab, Jab, Jab,...From:Gary…
- 2 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 2:49pm -
How to Leverage Brand Equity
How to Leverage Brand EquityGary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author, self-taught wine expert, and innovative entrepreneur. Find more at http://garyvaynerchuk.com Jab, Jab, Jab,...From:Gary VaynerchukView…
- 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:16pm -
Would Gary Vaynerchuk Run For President?
Would Gary Vaynerchuk Run For President?Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author, self-taught wine expert, and innovative entrepreneur. Find more at http://garyvaynerchuk.com Jab, Jab, Jab,...From:Gary Vay…
- 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:16pm -
What Was Wine Library's Biggest Business Shift?
What Was Wine Library's Biggest Business Shift?Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author, self-taught wine expert, and innovative entrepreneur. Find more at http://garyvaynerchuk.com Jab, Jab, Jab,...From:G…
- 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:15pm -
What Content You Should Produce If You Were a Realtor
What Content You Should Produce If You Were a RealtorGary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author, self-taught wine expert, and innovative entrepreneur. Find more at http://garyvaynerchuk.com Jab, Jab, Jab,...F…
- 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:15pm -

AllFacebook

  • newCute or Not: BuzzFeed Launches Animal Photo-Sharing App on iOS
    BuzzFeed has announced the launch of its second app, Cute or Not, on iOS devices. The app allows users to swipe left or right on pictures of animals to rate them as cute or \"not,\" all with the goal of discovering the cutest animals on the Internet…
    - 1 hour ago, 27 Feb 15, 3:30pm -
  • newMillennials Love Snapchat Because It’s Not Facebook
    Snapchat seems to have become one of the most important apps in the social market. The announcement of a recent drive for venture capital funding could make it the third-most valuable VC backed company in the world. The value of Snapchat is being dr…
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 3:00pm -
  • newAre Q&As the Future of Celebrity Social Media?
    Your favorite actress has millions of fans on Facebook and has recently announced that she’ll do a Q&A session in advance of her upcoming blockbuster. She’s asking for fans to submit questions ahead of time, so you click to see what comments hav…
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 2:30pm -
  • newThe Science of Posting on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Did you know that studies have shown that the optimum number of tweets to send per day is three, and that for maximum engagement you should aim to post between 9am and 3pm Monday through Thursday?And the worst time to tweet? Every day after 8pm.Whe…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 2:00pm -
  • newMobile Game Roundup: Age of Sparta, Under the Sun and More
    Looking for a new mobile game to try this weekend? Here’s a look at some of the new games released on smartphones and tablets this week.Age of Sparta (Free on iOS, Android, Windows Phone) – Gameloft’s newest title is a base-building combat ga…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:15pm -

AllTwitter

  • newCute or Not: BuzzFeed Launches Animal Photo-Sharing App on iOS
    BuzzFeed has announced the launch of its second app, Cute or Not, on iOS devices. The app allows users to swipe left or right on pictures of animals to rate them as cute or \"not,\" all with the goal of discovering the cutest animals on the Internet…
    - 1 hour ago, 27 Feb 15, 3:30pm -
  • newMillennials Love Snapchat Because It’s Not Facebook
    Snapchat seems to have become one of the most important apps in the social market. The announcement of a recent drive for venture capital funding could make it the third-most valuable VC backed company in the world. The value of Snapchat is being dr…
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 3:00pm -
  • newAre Q&As the Future of Celebrity Social Media?
    Your favorite actress has millions of fans on Facebook and has recently announced that she’ll do a Q&A session in advance of her upcoming blockbuster. She’s asking for fans to submit questions ahead of time, so you click to see what comments hav…
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 2:30pm -
  • newThe Science of Posting on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Did you know that studies have shown that the optimum number of tweets to send per day is three, and that for maximum engagement you should aim to post between 9am and 3pm Monday through Thursday?And the worst time to tweet? Every day after 8pm.Whe…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 2:00pm -
  • newMobile Game Roundup: Age of Sparta, Under the Sun and More
    Looking for a new mobile game to try this weekend? Here’s a look at some of the new games released on smartphones and tablets this week.Age of Sparta (Free on iOS, Android, Windows Phone) – Gameloft’s newest title is a base-building combat ga…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:15pm -

Quick Sprout

  • newThe Ultimate Guide to Creating a Killer Explainer Video
    When you land on a website, do you end up reading all of the text on the page? The chances are, you don’t. So why not put an explainer video on your site? It could be an easy way to convert more visitors into customers. When we added one to Crazy E…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 10:00am -
  • How to Create a Deep Connection with Your Readers
    Why do you keep coming back to Quick Sprout? Maybe it’s because you are learning a lot from me, or maybe it’s because I’ve helped you grow your business. Although those are contributing factors, they aren’t the main reason you come back. So,…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 10:00am -
  • How I Increased My Search Traffic by 47% from Translating My Blog into 82 Languages
    When you write your blog posts, what language do you write them in? Chances are that you write them in English. What if I told you that you would get more traffic if you wrote your blog posts in Mandarin and Spanish as they are the two most popular…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 10:00am -
  • The Ultimate Guide to Hashtags
    You see them everywhere around the web… From Twitter to Instagram, hashtags are an essential part of social media. So, why should you care about hashtags? Well, hashtags are a great way to increase your overall social media traffic. For example, tw…
    - 7 days ago, 20 Feb 15, 10:00am -
  • 10 Most Costly Marketing Blunders I’ve Ever Made
    When you think of my name, Neil Patel, what comes to mind? You probably see me as a marketing guru or as an expert who is good at driving traffic to websites. Although that’s true these days, I’ve made a lot of marketing blunders over the years.…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Feb 15, 10:00am -

Moz

  • My Favorite 5 Analytics Dashboards - Whiteboard Friday
    Posted by KitsapKingFinding effective ways of organizing your analytics dashboards is quite a bit easier if you can get a sense for what has worked for others. To that end, in today's Whiteboard Friday the founder of Sixth Man Marketing, Ed Reese,…
    - 22 hours ago, 26 Feb 15, 6:15pm -
  • Become Intelligent: Use Google Analytics Intelligence Alerts to your Advantage
    Posted by Martijn_ScheijbelerThis post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Moz, Inc…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 4:06pm -
  • The Marketing Department of the Future
    Posted by SamuelScottMy first marketing job was in porn.After leaving my journalism career and having studied marketing in an M.B.A. program in Boston, I moved to Israel some years ago to pursue a marcom career in the so-called "Startup Nation."…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 6:16pm -
  • 15 SEO Best Practices for Structuring URLs
    Posted by randfishIt's been a long time since we covered one of the most fundamental building blocks of SEO—the structure of domain names and URLs—and I think it's high time to revisit. But, an important caveat before we begin: the optimal stru…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 6:18pm -
  • Building Online Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses
    Posted by MorganChessmanBuilding marketing strategies for small businesses is one of my favorite things. In my first marketing role, I worked in the marketing department for a small company before moving on to Distilled, where I've been lucky enoug…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Feb 15, 6:15pm -

KISSmetrics

  • newHow Customer Expectations Can Affect Your Conversion Rate
    Richard Lee McNair was a convicted murderer. He’d just broken out of federal prison and was on the run. Police were everywhere, and he needed to get out of sight fast. He ran for a few hours, until he was stopped by Officer Carl Bordelon. For most…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 12:57pm -
  • 29 Common Google Analytics Data Errors And How To Fix Them
    With the Ecommerce Foundation quoting B2C eCommerce figures of $2.2bn worldwide for 2015, it seems that if a business is not focusing efforts online then it’s falling way behind the current trend. Doing business online these days IS doing business,…
    - 22 hours ago, 26 Feb 15, 6:33pm -
  • Operation Camouflage: How to Hide Your PPC Ads from Competitors
    The benefit of hiding your PPC (Pay-Per-Click) ads from competitors is pretty obvious. PPC advertising is extremely competitive. You compete not only with your direct competitors but also with big-budget advertisers like Amazon and Ask.com who seem t…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Feb 15, 12:52pm -
  • Six Advantages of Hyperbolic Discounting…And What The Heck Is It Anyway?
    I was tossing around concepts for an article, when I decided to settle on the issue of hyperbolic discounting. True to my collaborative self, I shared the title with an industry professional, and here’s what he emailed back: WTF is HyerpWTF&$*R.. L…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 1:46pm -
  • Tom Conrad On The Seven Lessons He Learned Creating Products
    Tom Conrad has an impressive resume. He worked at Apple in the early 90s, where he was on the Macintosh team. He’s also been the technical director at Berkley Systems for the You Don’t Know Jack video game series. From there he moved to the Senio…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 7:25pm -

SEO Book

  • Responsive Design for Mobile SEO
    Why Is Mobile So Important?If you look just at your revenue numbers as a publisher, it is easy to believe mobile is of limited importance. In our last post I mentioned an AdAge article highlighting how the New York Times was generating over half the…
    - 23 hours ago, 26 Feb 15, 5:49pm -
  • You Can't Copyright Facts
    The Facts of LifeWhen Google introduced the knowledge graph one of their underlying messages behind it was "you can't copyright facts."Facts are like domain names or links or pictures or anything else in terms of being a layer of information which…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Feb 15, 8:16pm -
  • Mozilla Firefox Dumps Google in Favor of Yahoo! Search
    Firefox users conduct over 100 billion searches per year & starting in December Yahoo! will be the default search choice in the US, under a new 5 year agreement. Google has been the Firefox global search default since 2004. Our agreement came up for…
    - 100 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 6:03pm -
  • Peak Google? Not Even Close
    Search vs Native AdsGoogle owns search, but are they a one trick pony?A couple weeks ago Ben Thompson published an interesting article suggesting Google may follow IBM and Microsoft in peaking, perhaps with native ads becoming more dominant than on…
    - 16 Nov 14, 9:57am -
  • How Does Yahoo! Increase Search Ad Clicks?
    One wonders how Yahoo Search revenues keep growing even as Yahoo's search marketshare is in perpetual decline. Then one looks at a Yahoo SERP and quickly understands what is going on.Here's a Yahoo SERP test I saw this morningI sometimes play a "…
    - 11 Nov 14, 7:57am -

Social Media Examiner

  • Snapchat Marketing: What Businesses Need to Know
    Are you on Snapchat? Do you use it for marketing? To learn how to use Snapchat for your business, I interview Gary Vaynerchuk and Shaun McBride. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Med…
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 5:00am -
  • Four Ways to Increase Social Shares for your Website Content

    - 1 day ago, 26 Feb 15, 5:00am -
  • How to Use Facebook Video Cards for Business
    Do you use your Facebook Profile for business? Want a quick and easy way to say thank-you? Facebook video cards make it easy to say thanks to clients, employees and business partners. In this article you’ll discover four ways to use Facebook video…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 5:00am -
  • How to Find and Remove Fake Followers from Twitter and Instagram
    Are fake followers clogging your social media accounts? Would you like to get rid of them? Chances are you have some fake followers on Instagram and Twitter. You might even be following some fake accounts, yourself. In this article you’ll discover…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 5:00am -
  • Blogging Basics: How to Write Blog Posts People Love to Read
    Are you blogging for business? Do you want people to come back for more after reading your blog for the first time? Write posts that people love to read! The way you develop, write and organize content determines whether or not readers are attracted…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 4:00am -

Lifehacker

  • newTypeSnippets Is a Visual Text Expansion Keyboard for iOS
    iOS: We all know text expansion is great, but sometimes it's hard to remember the abbreviations you make. TypeSnippets solves this by making it a more visual experience.Read more...
    - 1 hour ago, 27 Feb 15, 3:30pm -
  • newChange Someone's Attitude By Pitching Into Their "OK Zone"
    It's incredibly hard to shift someone's perspective to your point of view, but it's certainly not impossible. Harvard Business Review suggests finding someone's "OK Zone," and working from there. Read more...
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 3:00pm -
  • new​Survive a Long Treadmill Run With Quarter Mile Change-Ups
    Unchanging scenery can make "dreadmill" runs the most boring kind. If you're training to cover distance—say there's a half-marathon on your calendar—here's a trick to keep your brain awake.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 2:00pm -
  • newThis Week's Most Popular Posts: February 13th to 20th
    This week we visualized our work with a new productivity method , rejoiced at the ability to download Windows ISOs , found the best home improvements , and learned some basic design . Here's a look back.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 2:00pm -
  • newThe Humble Binder Clip Just Became Much More Useful 
    Just because a product seems perfect doesn't necessarily mean there isn't room to squeeze just a little more usefulness out of it. Take the humble binder, or bulldog clip, as it's often called. Its simple design lets it keep giant stacks of paper in…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:33pm -

ProBlogger

  • How Compassion International Uses Blogging to Save Lives
    This is a guest contribution from Caitlin Gustafson.I imagine a dirt road with boys playing with a lonely old soccer ball in the warm sunshine. A little boy with dark brown curls chases the ball, his worn sneakers kicking up dust from the street. I d…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Feb 15, 8:06am -
  • Are You a Full Time Blogger with Small to Medium Traffic? Let’s Chat
    One of the biggest misconceptions that many bloggers have is that you need MASSIVE traffic to become a full time blogger. We often hear how many hundreds of thousands or even millions of visitors this or that blog has but the reality is that I’ve m…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 8:15am -
  • Top 15 FREE Internet Marketing Tools To Boost Your Online Business
    This is a guest contribution from Kulwant Nagi. Today, Internet marketing is evolving at a greater pace than ever. Companies are pulling out all the stops to get more online exposure and, eventually, more customers. Using premium services for all th…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 8:26am -
  • Why You Should Join us at the next ProBlogger Training Event
    Have you ever considered coming to a ProBlogger training event? We hear from a lot of bloggers around Australia (and internationally) that they’ve thought about it but were a little unsure if it was for them. So at last year’s event we filmed thi…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 8:13am -
  • What does the ‘Pro’ in ProBlogger Stand for?
    I overheard an interesting debate on Twitter recently about what the ‘Pro’ in ProBlogger stands for. Is it to signify professional behaviour, or is it about the profession of blogging? The answer is both – but in my mind it’s more. Here’s w…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Feb 15, 8:01am -

TED Talks

Helder Guimarães: A magical search for a coincidence
Helder Guimarães: A magical search for a coincidenceSmall coincidences. They happen all the time and yet, they pass us by because we are not looking for them. In a delightfully subtle trick, magician Helder Guimarães demonstrates with a deck...…
- 2 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 3:03pm -
Khalida Brohi: How I work to protect women from honor killings
Khalida Brohi: How I work to protect women from honor killingsNearly 1000 "honor" killings are reported in Pakistan each year, murders by a family member for behavior deemed "shameful," such as a relationship outside of marriage. When Khalida Bro…
- 2 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 2:40pm -
Ben Wellington: How we found the worst place to park in New York City — using big data
Ben Wellington: How we found the worst place to park in New York City — using big dataCity agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of urban life. But as data analyst Ben Wellington suggests in this entertai…
- 4 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 12:23pm -
Morgana Bailey: The danger of hiding who you are
Morgana Bailey: The danger of hiding who you areMorgana Bailey has been hiding her true self for 16 years. In a brave talk, she utters four words that might not seem like a big deal to some, but to her hav...From:TEDViews:188890 2747rat…
- 10 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 6:47am -
Romina Libster: The power of herd immunity
Romina Libster: The power of herd immunityHow do vaccines prevent disease — even among people too young to get vaccinated? It's a concept called "herd immunity," and it relies on a critical mass of people getting their shots to break...From:T…
- 11 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 5:14am -
Rob Knight: How our microbes make us who we are
Rob Knight: How our microbes make us who we areRob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health....From:T…
- 16 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 12:16am -

Search Engine Journal

  • newThis Month in #ContentMarketing: February 2015 by @dantosz
    What happened in #ContentMarketing world during the month of February? Let's take a look.The post This Month in #ContentMarketing: February 2015 by @dantosz appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
    - 45 mins ago, 27 Feb 15, 3:52pm -
  • new5 Steps to Ace #Mobile App Marketing by @DholakiyaPratik
    Apps have been around for much longer than most of us realize. The first apps made their appearance in the 1990’s via PDAs like the Psion and the Palm Pilot. The years that followed saw apps that ran on Java, Symbian, Brew, Bada, and more. Apps as…
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 10:43am -
  • newHow to Optimize Images For SEO by @michielheijmans
    If you are a blogger or write articles for an online magazine or newspaper, you likely encounter this question on a daily basis: Should I add an image to my article? The answer is “Yes”. Images make an article more vivid and can actually contrib…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 9:24am -
  • 5 Ways to Increase Organic Reach on Facebook by @beymour
    Facebook isn't the gravy train it used to be, and here's why.The post 5 Ways to Increase Organic Reach on Facebook by @beymour appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 7:33am -
  • Social Media and Search With Two Generation Z’ers #MarketingNerds by @wonderwall7
    A high schooler and a college student sit down with Search Engine Journal to talk about all things digital.The post Social Media and Search With Two Generation Z’ers #MarketingNerds by @wonderwall7 appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 6:17am -

Inside Adwords

PPC Hero

Social Fresh

  • 4 Proven Content Tips To Grow Your Community
    Building a community of one demographic is one thing, but building a community of multiple, various audiences is something completely different. It takes a different approach, and at times, a completely different set of skills. Savannah Peterson has…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Feb 15, 5:57am -
  • 3 Myths About Posting Too Much Content On Facebook
    Let’s bust some myths, shall we? We’ve aggregated a year’s worth of data on some entertainment brands to let the data tell the story. Of course, results vary by industry, technique, timeframe, and geography, but the main principles hold true. M…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Feb 15, 6:15am -
  • Tip: 6 Lessons For Building A Highly Engaged LinkedIn Group
    Community is a truly under-utilized instrument in the social marketer’s toolkit. Keeping customers and potential customers engaged in conversations that your brand hosts, takes part in, or can learn from is incredibly valuable. Whenever I see a gr…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Feb 15, 5:45am -
  • 5 Content Curation Secrets From Scott Monty
    Content curation is a game of numbers and filtering. To do it well, to be a depended upon news source for an audience, it also takes an attention to detail and consistency. Making sure the content you find and share is good and making sure you are sh…
    - 17 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 6:45am -
  • 6 Insider Tips From Copyblogger On How To Build A Content Empire #socialtoolkit
    As marketers, we are always looking for a better tool, better piece of software, or better process. That’s the base level inspiration for the Social Toolkit Podcast after all. When we invited Brian Clark on the show, we got to the root of all t…
    - 23 days ago, 4 Feb 15, 11:02am -

Boom Social

  • 10 Instagram Tools for Small Business Owners
    Using the right tools can save you time and money, and can actually make you a better marketer. Don’t believe me? Take these 10 Instagram tools for small business owners for a test drive and tell me what you think! 1. Collec.to (formerly Followgra…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 3:30am -
  • 9 Things Successful People Refuse To Do
    Success may contain an element of luck, but your attitude is perhaps the single most important factor when it comes to achieving your goals. There are certain behaviors and attitudes you should consciously avoid if you want to stay on a steady track…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 3:30am -
  • 10 Pinterest Tips and Tricks for Business Users
    Pinterest has HUGE potential for your business if you know how to use it! According to Shareaholic, Pinterest is still driving more social media traffic referrals than Twitter, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Youtube, Google and Linkedin. And according to Piqor…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Feb 15, 10:31am -
  • How to Crush It on Facebook with Videos and Your Smartphone
    In case you haven’t noticed, video on Facebook is HUGE right now. 2014 brought enormous growth in terms of video uploads and views…in fact, Facebook reports that there are around 1 BILLION video views every single day. WOW! The question on the m…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Feb 15, 3:30am -
  • Top 30 Women In Social Media Who Are Rocking It #LikeAGirl
    I don’t know about you but I LOVE lists! Lists of the best social media tools, lists of the best apps to use and lists of the best people to connect with around certain areas of expertise…love me some lists! As I was watching the Super Bowl and t…
    - 22 days ago, 5 Feb 15, 10:35am -

Razor Social

  • How to Validate that your Social Media Marketing Strategy is Working

    - 4 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 8:00am -
  • IFTTT: How to use IFTTT for Social Media Automation
    Have you ever wished you could add blog posts from Feedly to Buffer with a single click? Do you wish you had a quick, user-friendly way to save all your tweets in a spreadsheet? Or would you love to be able to add Instagram photos to a specific f…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Feb 15, 6:40am -
  • 4 Facebook Advertising Tools To Improve Ad Results
    Do you use Facebook Ads to promote your business online? Facebook’s advertising platform is not only easy to use, but it also includes some great tools that could help you reach a hyper-targeted audience of quality leads. However, using Facebook ad…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Feb 15, 5:40am -
  • 5 Awesome Ways to Increase Blog Traffic Through Competitor Research
    Coming up with new blog post ideas, week after week, can be tough. So, how do you find ideas for blog posts? And how do you know which topics will give you a strong edge over your competitors? If you can work out which posts on your competitors’ si…
    - 18 days ago, 9 Feb 15, 6:30am -
  • The Ultimate Guide to Using BuzzSumo for Content Research
    Are you buzzing with BuzzSumo? I don’t know what that means, but what I do know is that BuzzSumo is a very valuable tool to have in your social media toolbox. In this article, we talk about buzzing with BuzzSumo… eh actually no!  We talk about…
    - 23 days ago, 4 Feb 15, 5:15am -

Socialnomics

Social Media Explorer

  • Google Analytics: How to Define Goal Conversions
    Avoid committing crimes against humanity by making sure you are using goals on Google Analytics to effectively evaluate your digital presence and advertising. Sure, that statement might be exaggerated, but there is still some validity in it. Are you…
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 5:00am -
  • It’s All In The Mix
    Today’s marketers have a bevy of channels to choose from. Despite the plethora of options, the job is to drive sales in some form or fashion. With that single-minded goal, marketers often have to place the focus on the channels that have a more dir…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Feb 15, 5:00am -
  • Fire Your Social Media Team Today, and Hire Ron Swanson, Instead
    Yesterday, Tracey Parsons argued that Leslie Knope would be the quintessential social media manager. And she would be right, if we had never been introduced to the brilliance that is Ron Swanson. In Leslie, Tracey saw the light; in Ron, I saw the rig…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 5:00am -
  • Fire your social media team today, and hire Leslie Knope, instead
    For the last seven seasons, I have seen the light. And she is Parks and Recreation’s chief of everything awesome, Leslie Knope. She could do any of our jobs way better than we can. Thank God, she’s fiction. In case you don’t believe me, here ar…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 5:00am -
  • Social Media Managers Can Enter to Compete for 100,000€ Grand Prize
    Are you doing some kick ass social media work that deserves to get some credit? Do you want to visit France in the summer? Would 100,000€ make your bank account happy? If you answered HELL YES to all of those questions, then keep reading to find ou…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 2:00am -

Re/code

Copyblogger

TopRank Blog

  • Online Marketing News: Facebook’s Ad Grade, Google Testing Label For Slow Sites, YouTube Tightens Up
    New Research Shows 95% Use Customer Reviews - PowerReviews set out to look deeper at how ratings and reviews are impacting decision making. They surveyed 800 Americans to find out what they thought about ratings and reviews. Check out the interestin…
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 4:55am -
  • B2B Content Marketing and Optimizing the Full Cycle of Buyer Experience
    What is the biggest mistake B2B marketers make with content? It’s all about us (the brand). One of the most common and significant mistakes B2B marketers make with content is to create information and media that doesn’t solve a customer informa…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Feb 15, 7:52am -
  • All New Sophisticated B2B Marketing Guide for LinkedIn
    It wasn’t that long ago that most business marketers thought of LinkedIn purely as a place for online resumes and prospecting future hires. Today, with nearly 350 million members world-wide, LinkedIn has become a formidable marketing and sales res…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 5:03am -
  • How to Make a Marketing Impact with Instagram
    From James: Today’s post is the fourth and final in a series of articles on social media marketing – all part of a contest within TopRank Marketing for a chance to attend Social Media Marketing World. Watch for live posts from the winner of…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 4:55am -
  • Using Emerging Social Networks to Increase B2B Productivity
    From James: Today’s post is the third in a series of four articles on social media marketing – all part of a contest within TopRank Marketing for a chance to attend Social Media Marketing World. Watch for the next post in the series on how t…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 4:55am -

The Future Buzz

  • 4 Steps to Measuring What Matters Most
    While most brands have a digital measurement plan in place, it’s never a bad idea to take a fresh look at how you measure to determine if your approach is as strong as it can be. Even the best plans need realignment and there’s never a bad time t…
    - 17 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 11:43am -
  • Ditching Your Commute Qualified: Worth ~$40K / Year In Happiness
    5 years ago when I left Minneapolis to move to San Francisco, I went car-free and documented how even after a short time period I found the experience completely transformative for my life in a positive way. As positive if not more so than ditch…
    - 37 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 12:23pm -
  • 3 Tools To Ensure Your Analytics Implementation Is Setup Right
    In a previous column, I shared technical reports related to performance that modern marketers can’t live without. It’s true, technical issues are a shared responsibility of marketers and developers, with each group having a strong understanding o…
    - 53 days ago, 5 Jan 15, 11:35am -
  • Analytics Insights To Inform Your Marketing
    One of the most frequent requests I receive while speaking at events and talking to users is for us to release more macro insights. We’ve been listening, and December has been a great month for us for sharing big picture thinking and unique data.An…
    - 77 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 6:26pm -
  • Deadliest Catch & How To Win As A Content Marketing Greenhorn
    Unless you’ve embraced the life of a hermit over the past decade or so, it’s impossible that you haven’t seen at least one of the 1,000 episodes of Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch.” The show depicts the real-life, heart-pounding natu…
    - 87 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 11:13am -

Socialmouths

  • How To Get Traffic From Twitter: Tools And Tactics Pro Bloggers Use
    Here’s an amusing thing I’ve noticed recently. There’s a gap between what the “experts” teach us about marketing on Twitter and what the Pro bloggers actually do. Everyone knows that Twitter can be a huge source of traffic, so we’re alway…
    - 17 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 10:16am -
  • How to Segment Your Email List for ROI [Infographic]
    Do you segment your email list? If you don’t, you are probably leaving money on the table. Segmentation is the art of grouping your email subscribers with the purpose of sending the right message to each segment to increase open and click rates, a…
    - 31 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 11:17am -
  • 3 Marketing Ideas You Can Steal From Bruce Lee
    Could you believe that Hollywood can make your business better? You’ve seen a lot of movies and you’ve probably heard enough about Will Smith, George Lucas or Jackie Chan, but how those crazy guys can improve your marketing? I’ll get into that…
    - 45 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 10:30am -
  • How to Use Pinterest to Dramatically Boost Blog Referral Traffic
    The power of Pinterest for bloggers is undeniable for your social media marketing promotions. Tweets on Twitter and posts on Facebook and Google+ have relatively short periods of time that they are viable and found by your followers. By contrast, a P…
    - 52 days ago, 6 Jan 15, 9:58am -
  • How to Make Your Blog Images Perform Better on Social Media

    - 80 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 11:03am -

Top Dog Social Media

  • 11 Major Social Media Changes That Have Happened In 2015
    Do you find it difficult to keep up with all the latest social media changes? You’re not alone – and for a good reason. Social media is constantly changing and these past few months have seen some massive developments, a few of which may require…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 7:59pm -
  • 15 Ways To Create Social Media Content That Always Works
    Do you draw a blank some days when thinking about what social media content to post? Sometimes it can feel like you’ve thought of it all and are tapped out for ideas when posting to Twitter, Facebook or any other social network. Whether you’re cu…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Feb 15, 4:52pm -
  • Social Media Manager? Compete For 100,000 Euro & A Trip To France
    Are you a social media manager? If so, you can win up to 100,000€ and a trip to beautiful Corsica, France to compete at the Somero Contest for social media managers. The Somero contest is an international competition dedicated to finding the bright…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Feb 15, 8:31pm -
  • How to Write a Magnetic Social Media Profile
    Do your social media profiles create impact with your target market the first time they read it? First impressions are everything in this world, especially online. You have seconds to make a connection with a brand new prospect before they size you u…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Feb 15, 12:09am -
  • 9 Metrics Every Blogger Must Be Tracking
    Content marketing is as much of an art as it is a science. Often it’s a delicate balance between being creative and basing decisions on hard data. Over the years I have come to rely on a few different content marketing metrics to help me hone in on…
    - 23 days ago, 4 Feb 15, 5:03pm -

Simply Measured

  • newHow @MTV Asks Fans for Favorites Then Shares Them on Twitter
    Curious which brand cranked out the most retweeted Tweets on Twitter last quarter? Get ready for Bieber, boy bands, and screaming fans because the winner is MTV. Our data analyst Michael Thomason looked at the most retweeted Tweets from the Interbran…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:26pm -
  • newAudience Profile: What @Hurley’s Top Tweets Can Teach Us
    From January 21-February 21, surf brand @Hurley received over 15 million potential impressions…from just 73 Tweets. That’s a massive amount of eyes on a carefully selected, relatively small amount of content. So how does @Hurley stay on top of Tw…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:03pm -
  • Beyond Engagement: The Social Media Metrics You Ignore [Webinar Recording]
    Yesterday, we hosted a brand new webinar Beyond Engagement: The Social Media Metrics You Ignore. The insight and advice from our two speakers, Ron Schott and Kristin Dean, was incredibly valuable, walking through different metrics, and examples of br…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Feb 15, 8:02am -
  • #SimplySocial Podcast: Lee Odden on Content Marketing Strategy
    In the ninth episode of #SimplySocial, we’re joined by Lee Odden, the CEO of TopRank  Online Marketing to talk content strategy, setting goals, and creating common language across marketing departments. Enjoy! About #SimplySocial Join us each w…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 10:52am -
  • Social Analytics: Drawing Insight From Conversations
    Listening, by nature, is reactive. A person hears something, processes it, and potentially responds. In the social marketing world, “listening”  is interchangeable with “monitoring” – a process that allows marketers to keep tabs on conver…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 8:08am -

SEO Buzz World

  • Google Pirate Update Released to Curb Piracy

    - 1 Nov 14, 2:47pm -
  • Beat Your Competitors in SEO in 5 Steps
    If you are good at anything you want to be the best and on the top. This phenomenon applies everywhere including our rapidly evolving internet world. You put all the efforts in making your websites perfect and highly ranked. But this does not stop he…
    - 1 Nov 14, 2:32pm -
  • 7+ Advanced Webmaster Tools for Better SEO Results
    Google’s Webmaster Tools commonly known as GWT is a free software which makes it easier for you to understand the functionality of your website as well as to identify issues with it. Its prime focus is on the technical side of the website rather t…
    - 1 Nov 14, 11:42am -
  • The Influence of Fonts; How to Choose the Right One?
    There are plenty of factors that go into choosing a font. Much of it comes from your feelings regarding design and the brand of the website or product you are designing for. Fonts obviously have an influence as they are part of the communication proc…
    - 31 Oct 14, 8:02am -
  • How to Recover from Penguin 3.0 Penalty?
    Google is continuing their efforts to cut down spamming and improve search results by eliminating or penalizing links that appears to be ‘poor’ as per their webmaster guidelines. With Penguin 3.0 rollout started on October 17 and still in process…
    - 23 Oct 14, 10:37am -

Marketing Land

Daily Blog Tips

  • How to Create Ridiculously Good Content – Interview with Ann Handley
    Ann Handley is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and the world’s first Chief Content Officer. Named the most influential woman in Social Media by Forbes, she is a monthly columnist for Entrepreneur magazine and a member of the LinkedIn Influen…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 9:33am -
  • 4 Game-Changing Lessons from Losing My Guest Blogging Virginity
    A couple of years ago I started my blog. I didn’t know much about blogging and traffic at first. I started reading popular blogs like Copyblogger, Dailyblogtips and Problogger. I was amazed at how other bloggers were getting avalanches of traffic a…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Feb 15, 5:03am -
  • 3 Examples of How you Can Use Video to Standout (And How To Shoot Yours)
    If you are only focusing on the written aspect of your website, well, you might be missing on a big opportunity. Why? Because you are neglecting video, and video is huge online. Just to give you an idea, the New York Times has around 30 million uniqu…
    - 17 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 5:14am -
  • 4 Ways to Host Your Website for Free
    If you are just getting started online, or if you are testing a new project, you might not want to spend money with web hosting right away. Fortunately there are some ways you can host a website free of charge. Below you will find four of them.Wanna…
    - 23 days ago, 4 Feb 15, 10:08am -
  • 7 Time-Saving Tips For The WordPress Bloggers
    Are you so busy in these days? It has to be if you’re blogging part time. Job, family, friends, leisure, oh gosh! How can you blog in such short time? The answer is relatively “YES”. Blogging is not the matter of time; it is moreover tactical,…
    - 24 days ago, 3 Feb 15, 5:06am -