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Sprout Insights

  • Please Link Responsibly: Social Media Guidelines for Alcohol Marketing
    Known for game day-stealing marketing campaigns and clever cross-platform advertising, alcohol brands are key content creators on social media. But while these brands appear to have no trouble giving people something to talk about, they face…The…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • 6 Social Media Pros Discuss Effective Client Relationship Management
    One thing that can unite any agency professional is a story about a client who may have been a bit, well, misguided. Maybe the client had limited social media experience or wasn’t clear on what results to expect. Or maybe the client’s ove…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 3:09pm -
  • Achieving Customer Service Success Through Social Media: A Q&A with Zendesk
    Customers have the world at their fingertips—and they expect an immediate and accurate response from your brand. When it comes to meeting those needs, what is the best way to empower your team for social success? On…The post Achieving Customer…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 9:00am -
  • Social Media Recruiting: Tips for Finding Talent (and Getting Hired)
    As the business landscape evolves, social media is becoming increasingly more important to the talent acquisition process. So how exactly should HR leaders go about developing a plan of action for their whole team to adopt…The post Social Media R…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 9:29am -
  • 8 Creative Social Campaigns & Ideas from Agencies
    From cereal to celebrities, agencies represent many things for many brands. But it all begins with having a clearly articulated market position of their own. With that in mind, we took a look at eight agencies with meaningful mantras that have…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 10:00am -

Convergent1

  • THE DRESS
    Is #thedress black and blue or white and gold? There's a graphic design lesson to be learned in the recent viral phenomenon The post THE DRESS appeared first on Convergent1.
    - 5 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 9:01am -
  • R.I.P. Internet Explorer
    Adios Internet Explorer! Microsoft will retire the much-maligned browser brand and introduces "Project Spartan" this weekThe post R.I.P. Internet Explorer appeared first on Convergent1.
    - 11 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 11:01am -
  • Takeaways from Apple’s Spring Forward Event
    We have the info from Monday's Apple Event that you need to know about. Find out what we think about the Apple Watch, new MacBook and more!The post Takeaways from Apple’s Spring Forward Event appeared first on Convergent1.
    - 20 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 5:03pm -
  • Embrace Creative Side with Snapchat
    Snapchat is growing rapidly, but is it right for a marketing campaign? Find out how to channel your creativity with the popular app! The post Embrace Creative Side with Snapchat appeared first on Convergent1.
    - 26 days ago, 5 Mar 15, 11:01am -
  • 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.
    - 34 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 9:01am -

Social Media Today

  • newSprinklr Joins the Billion-Dollar Club
    Sprinklr announced today that it has raised $46 million in new funding, bringing its total funding to $123.5 million, and the company is now valued at $1.17 billion. The New York City-based social software platform company received its last round…
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 11:16am -
  • Gigaom and the Question of Ethics and Advertising in News Business
    At the very beginning of news business, advertising only formed a fraction of the source of income for newspapers. The relationship between news organizations and advertisers evolved with time. But with the exponential growth of digital platforms, t…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 5:45am -
  • Twitter Tips to Turn into a Twitter Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]
    While Twitter is a user-friendly platform, there are some easy ways to improve your presence and make a real difference in your Twitter marketing strategy. Tweet analysis shows a specific tweet structure and additional assets can increase your chance…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 5:32am -
  • Think Like a Publisher: Best Practices in Brand Journalism
    By adopting the practices of a publisher like the New York Times or Wall Street Journal, large and small companies can create useful content that builds trust with potential customers and deepens their relationship with existing customers. Here are…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:49am -
  • How to Make an Explainer Video: Learn the Step-by-Step Production Process
    An explainer video is an incredible tool that can help your marketing campaigns in many ways, from greater online presence to branding and social buzz. But have you ever wondered how an animated explainer video is made? How many professionals do you…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:34am -

SocialTimes

  • newTwitter Launches Curator, a Platform for Media Publishers
    Twitter wants to make it easier for media entities to tap into conversation on its platform. The company announced Tuesday the launch of Curator, a platform that surfaces the most relevant and popular tweets and Vines around a certain topic.Media pu…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Mar 15, 5:30pm -
  • newICC Cricket World Cup 2015: 700M+ Interactions by 53M Facebook Users
    ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 wrapped up with Australia’s victory March 29, and the tournament generated more than 700 million interactions from Jan. 1 through the final match, from 53 million Facebook users.India’s victory over Pakistan Feb. 15…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:17pm -
  • newFarmVille 2: Country Escape Updated with Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
    Zynga has released the latest major content update for FarmVille 2: Country Escape on mobile, bringing an Easter celebration to gamers level 10+. The event will see players completing quests and crafting special \"Springtime Goods,\" turning them in…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 3:30pm -
  • newFacebook Adds Subscribe Button for Pages’ Events
    With the oft-mentioned drop in Facebook pages’ organic reach, page administrators of event-heavy pages, such as those for musical artists, have been hit hard. The social network launched a feature this week aimed at solving that issue.All pages…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:42pm -
  • newPinterest Celebrates 5th Birthday
    Pinterest on Tuesday celebrated its fifth birthday, sharing some statistics showing how the company has grown in the last half decade.In the past 5 years:50 billion Pins collected by people onto more than 1 billion boards80 percent of traffic com…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:00pm -

The Next Web

Search Engine Land

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,…
- 4 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:30pm -
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,…
- 14 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:40am -
German / Google News Publisher & Webmaster Sprechstunden-Hangout auf Deutsch
German / Google News Publisher & Webmaster Sprechstunden-Hangout auf DeutschDonnerstag gibt's hier wieder ein Google Webmaster & Google News Hangout auf Deutsch* *Thema:* Fragen koennt ihr hier auf der Event-Seite erfassen. Wir werden hauptsaechl…
- 15 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:27am -
[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…
- 18 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 12:48am -
Q&A session for mobile-friendly ranking change
Q&A session for mobile-friendly ranking changeIn this live Q&A session, we'll answer your questions about the upcoming mobile-friendly ranking change* (http://goo.gl/WEAZcX). Post your questions to the Q&A panel or in the comments below....From:…
- 1 day ago, 30 Mar 15, 5:39pm -
[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…
- 1 day ago, 30 Mar 15, 2:11pm -

Gary Vaynerchuk

#AskGaryVee Episode 82: Buying Followers, Dealing with Rejection & Millennials
#AskGaryVee Episode 82: Buying Followers, Dealing with Rejection & MillennialsQOTD: What are your three favorite music acts of all time? #TIMESTAMPS 1:17 - Will social media marketing become too expensive for a new start-up to compete with larger…
- 3 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:19pm -
#AskGaryVee Episode 81: Food Poisoning, Subscription Services & Youtube vs. Facebook Video
#AskGaryVee Episode 81: Food Poisoning, Subscription Services & Youtube vs. Facebook VideoQOTD (not really a question): Take a screenshot of the home screen on your phone right now and tweet it at me, @garyvee. I want to see the apps that dominat…
- 3 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:04pm -
How To Stand Out On LinkedIn
How To Stand Out On LinkedInGary 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…
- 4 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:51pm -
Whats Going On With You Gary Vaynerchuk?
Whats Going On With You Gary Vaynerchuk?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…
- 5 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:06pm -
What Is The Biggest Obstacle to Success?
What Is The Biggest Obstacle to Success?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…
- 6 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 12:46pm -
Native Video Storytelling: Twitter
Native Video Storytelling: TwitterGary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the...From:Gary Vaynerchuk…
- 7 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 12:26pm -

AllFacebook

  • newTwitter Launches Curator, a Platform for Media Publishers
    Twitter wants to make it easier for media entities to tap into conversation on its platform. The company announced Tuesday the launch of Curator, a platform that surfaces the most relevant and popular tweets and Vines around a certain topic.Media pu…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Mar 15, 5:30pm -
  • newICC Cricket World Cup 2015: 700M+ Interactions by 53M Facebook Users
    ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 wrapped up with Australia’s victory March 29, and the tournament generated more than 700 million interactions from Jan. 1 through the final match, from 53 million Facebook users.India’s victory over Pakistan Feb. 15…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:17pm -
  • newFarmVille 2: Country Escape Updated with Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
    Zynga has released the latest major content update for FarmVille 2: Country Escape on mobile, bringing an Easter celebration to gamers level 10+. The event will see players completing quests and crafting special \"Springtime Goods,\" turning them in…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 3:30pm -
  • newFacebook Adds Subscribe Button for Pages’ Events
    With the oft-mentioned drop in Facebook pages’ organic reach, page administrators of event-heavy pages, such as those for musical artists, have been hit hard. The social network launched a feature this week aimed at solving that issue.All pages…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:42pm -
  • newPinterest Celebrates 5th Birthday
    Pinterest on Tuesday celebrated its fifth birthday, sharing some statistics showing how the company has grown in the last half decade.In the past 5 years:50 billion Pins collected by people onto more than 1 billion boards80 percent of traffic com…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:00pm -

AllTwitter

  • newTwitter Launches Curator, a Platform for Media Publishers
    Twitter wants to make it easier for media entities to tap into conversation on its platform. The company announced Tuesday the launch of Curator, a platform that surfaces the most relevant and popular tweets and Vines around a certain topic.Media pu…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Mar 15, 5:30pm -
  • newICC Cricket World Cup 2015: 700M+ Interactions by 53M Facebook Users
    ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 wrapped up with Australia’s victory March 29, and the tournament generated more than 700 million interactions from Jan. 1 through the final match, from 53 million Facebook users.India’s victory over Pakistan Feb. 15…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:17pm -
  • newFarmVille 2: Country Escape Updated with Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
    Zynga has released the latest major content update for FarmVille 2: Country Escape on mobile, bringing an Easter celebration to gamers level 10+. The event will see players completing quests and crafting special \"Springtime Goods,\" turning them in…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 3:30pm -
  • newFacebook Adds Subscribe Button for Pages’ Events
    With the oft-mentioned drop in Facebook pages’ organic reach, page administrators of event-heavy pages, such as those for musical artists, have been hit hard. The social network launched a feature this week aimed at solving that issue.All pages…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:42pm -
  • newPinterest Celebrates 5th Birthday
    Pinterest on Tuesday celebrated its fifth birthday, sharing some statistics showing how the company has grown in the last half decade.In the past 5 years:50 billion Pins collected by people onto more than 1 billion boards80 percent of traffic com…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:00pm -

Quick Sprout

  • Don’t Get Caught with Your Pants Down: 3 Steps to Increase Your Search Traffic with Google’s Next Update
    On April 21st, 2015, Google will roll out an update that will make mobile friendliness a bigger part of its algorithm. If you don’t think this is a big deal, think again. Why? Because Google is saying the mobile update will have a bigger impact…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • How to Boost Your Revenue Through Upselling and Cross Selling
    What are the two main ways you can grow your revenue? Driving more traffic to your website and boosting your conversion rates, right? Although those two ways are effective, there is also another way to increase your revenue… it’s by increasing yo…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • How to Generate $100,000 a Month from a Brand New Blog
    A week ago, I wrote a blog post stating that anyone can generate $100,000 a month in income. To prove it, I told you that I’m going to create a new company and grow it from scratch without leveraging my connections. In the majority of your comme…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • The A to Z Guide on Creating a Memorable Brand (like McDonald’s)
    Neil’s introduction of the author: When I think about branding, logo design, and designing great products, there’s one person I love working with. He has worked with me for many years and for several of my companies. His name is Ian Main, and th…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • The Ultimate Guide to Creating Visually Appealing Content
    Have you noticed that I publish a lot of visually appealing content on Quick Sprout? From videos to infographics, I’m constantly leveraging visual media. Can you guess why? It’s because these visual content pieces are generating more backlinks th…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 10:00am -

Moz

  • Spam Score: Moz's New Metric to Measure Penalization Risk
    Posted by randfishToday, I'm very excited to announce that Moz's Spam Score, an R&D project we've worked on for nearly a year, is finally going live. In this post, you can learn more about how we're calculating spam score, what it means, and how y…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 6:00am -
  • Music SEO - 7 Lessons in Brand Optimization for 2015
    Posted by evolvingSEOBands, music, and SEO - A different paradigmFor B2B or ecommerce, people often discover your brand with commercial queries like "dining room lamps" or an informational search like "how to fix a dishwasher". Then they l…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 7:13pm -
  • What Does an SEO Do In Their Day-to-Day Work - Whiteboard Friday

    - 5 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 7:16pm -
  • A Sneak Preview of #MozCon 2015
    Posted by EricaMcGillivrayConsidering coming to MozCon, July 13-15 in Seattle this year? Maybe you're on the fence because you're not sure what's going on, and most importantly, what our amazing speakers are talking about? I hear you, MozCon fans!…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 7:15pm -
  • Advanced Content Analysis in Google Analytics
    Posted by JeffalyticsWe analyze the performance of our content every day. Sometimes it's subconscious, like when we check the number of tweets we get from a new blog post. Other times, we make more conscious efforts, like reviewing performance metr…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 7:15pm -

KISSmetrics

  • new6 Awesome MailChimp Automation Hacks – Lead Scored Emails, Pre-Filled Forms & More!
    For the last couple of years, I have been running marketing automation campaigns for large corporations and multinational brands that want to take their marketing strategy to the next level. The work involves advanced clustering and segmentation, aut…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 12:22pm -
  • How Onnit Can Use KISSmetrics to Drive Their Growth
    Launched in 2010, Onnit is a fast-growing company that sells nutritional supplements, food, and fitness products. Most products Onnit sells are their own private label, while a few are from third-party sellers. Many of Onnit’s products are consumab…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Mar 15, 12:42pm -
  • Driving SaaS Growth With Customer Success
    A business cannot survive without loyal customers. SaaS companies depend on recurring customers. Ecommerce companies need repeat purchase customers. Consumer internet companies need visitors to keep coming back on a routine basis. Happy customers are…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 4:31pm -
  • The Four-Step Process For Building a Scalable Sales Machine
    Mark Roberge has helped Hubspot become one of the real darlings of the SaaS industry. He’s one of the first employees, and currently serves as the Chief Revenue Officer. With this role, he’s created the revenue (over $100 million ARR) and custome…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 5:53pm -
  • How to Write Product Descriptions That Will Boost Conversions
    If you do any reading in the digital marketing space, you’ll find a ton of articles on landing pages, conversion rate optimization, email techniques, etc., etc. These are great resources, and I think you should keep reading them. But there’s a ga…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 1:41pm -

SEO Book

  • Google Mobile Search Result Highlights
    Google recently added highlights at the bottom of various sections of their mobile search results. The highlights appear on ads, organic results, and other various vertical search insertion types. The colors vary arbitrarily by section and are patte…
    - 13 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 6:19pm -
  • 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…
    - 33 days 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…
    - 48 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…
    - 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 -

Social Media Examiner

  • How to Start a Pinterest Board That Succeeds
    Are your prospects on Pinterest? Do you want to start a Pinterest Board? When starting on Pinterest, you’ll want to fill new boards with quality starter pins. Once you’ve launched your new boards, it’s important to pin more content to them dail…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 5:00am -
  • 8 Ways to Use Social Listening for Your Business
    Do you monitor what people are saying about you online? Are you using this information to enhance your business? The insights you gather about your customers, prospects, products and competitors with social listening can be valuable. In this article…
    - 15 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:00am -
  • How to Improve Your Email Marketing With Social Media
    Want to know how to grow your email list? Are you using social media to support your email list growth? If you’re thinking of marketing tactics such as email and social media as two separate entities, you’re missing out on a lot of benefits. In t…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 5:00am -
  • How to Use Facebook Groups for Business
    Are you looking for new ways to connect with Facebook fans? Have you considered starting a Facebook group? You may already use Facebook groups for networking, but you can also create your own Facebook groups to grow your business and nurture customer…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 4:00am -
  • Launching Products: Lessons From Mistakes and Pushing Boundaries
    Thinking of launching a product, service or even a company? Want ideas of what to do and what not to do? In this special episode, we’re going to talk about how to push the boundaries when you launch. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 5:00am -

Lifehacker

  • newUpgrade Leftover Pizza to Gooey Mini-Calzones with a Waffle Iron
    A waffle iron can already help you create some tasty homemade pizza pockets with crescent roll dough, but now you can upgrade your existing leftovers too. In just a few steps, you can turn leftover slices of cold pizza into tasty mini-calzones.Read…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 5:00pm -
  • newClean Your Teeth like a Dentist with the One-Minute Flossing Technique
    You’ve probably been told time and time again that flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing . The technique demonstrated in this video is the way the pros floss and it doesn’t take more than a minute to do.Read more...
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:30pm -
  • newBehind the App: The Story of Fences
    You might not realize you need Fences until you use it. It’s such a simple app that helps you organize your desktop icons into separate spaces—yes, fencing off different categories to organize your clutter. Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:00pm -
  • newGet a Live Web Page Preview from Spotlight on a Mac
    Spotlight does all kinds of great stuff , and OS X Daily points out that there’s also an easy way to get a quick look at a web page.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 3:30pm -
  • newBuild Your Own Automated Emergency Lighting System for Power Outages 
    Most of us keep some flashlights and candles around for when the power goes out, which works well enough. If you’d prefer something a little more automated, Make shows off how to build your own lighting system that turns out when the power goes out…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 3:00pm -

ProBlogger

  • 7 Effective Tips To Grow Your Social Media Presence The Right Way
    This is a guest contribution from Adam Connell. Have you ever wondered how to gain a significant advantage with social media? Not just in terms of growing a following but growing an engaged following? I have too, and so have countless others. The tr…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 9:13am -
  • Editing for People Who Love to Write… Too Much
    If you’re anything like me, you love words. You love prose, you love language, you love how a perfectly-constructed sentence can say so much more than just letters put in order. If you’re unlike me, however, you love to use lots of words, and wri…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 9:22am -
  • Blog Post Idea: How I Do It Posts
    Recently I shared a simple technique that I use to come up with ideas to write about on my blog – answering a beginner question. While not really rocket science I had a number of readers contact me privately with thank-you messages appreciating th…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 9:19am -
  • 3 Secret Weapons I Used to Launch My Fulltime Blogging Career
    This is a guest post by Jeff Goins of Goins, Writer. “I’d like to be a writer,” I told my friend one day when he asked what my dream was. “But that’ll never happen.” And I quickly went back to moping around, waiting for my big break. At t…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 9:23am -
  • 7 Commonsense Tips to Improve Your Next Expert Roundup
    This is a guest contribution from Neil. Are you wondering why your expert roundups are not living up to your expectations? Why you are never getting the level of response some other people are getting? After all, the idea behind creating an expert ro…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 9:41am -

TED Talks

Daniel Kish: How I use sonar to navigate the world
Daniel Kish: How I use sonar to navigate the worldDaniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but has learned to “see” using a form of echolocation. He clicks his tongue and sends out flashes of sound that bounce off surfaces...Fr…
- 1 hour ago, 31 Mar 15, 5:30pm -
Alison Killing: There’s a better way to die, and architecture can help
Alison Killing: There’s a better way to die, and architecture can helpIn this short, provocative talk, architect Alison Killing looks at buildings where death and dying happen — cemeteries, hospitals, homes. The way we die is changing, and th…
- 2 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 5:22pm -
Joseph DeSimone: What if 3D printing was 100x faster?
Joseph DeSimone: What if 3D printing was 100x faster?What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over ... slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveils a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator.…
- 11 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 8:01am -
Marc Kushner: Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by ... you
Marc Kushner: Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by ... you"Architecture is not about math or zoning — it's about visceral emotions," says Marc Kushner. In a sweeping — often funny — talk, he zooms through the past thirty years…
- 13 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 6:08am -
Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame
Monica Lewinsky: The price of shameIn 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has...From:TEDViews:…
- 14 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:38am -
Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativity
Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativityWhat's the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of "Collective Genius," has studied...F…
- 15 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 3:47am -

Search Engine Journal

Inside Adwords

PPC Hero

Social Fresh

  • Meerkat vs. Periscope #socialtoolkit
    People are talking about these apps like its the #HarryPotter prophesy. @AppMeerkat @periscopeco pic.twitter.com/GrCWwJXAL7 — Dom Garrett (@DomGarrett) March 26, 2015 Social Toolkit 20: Meerkat vs Periscope Check out the full podcast below or down…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Mar 15, 8:03am -
  • Tip: Do not focus on Facebook
    Bleacher Report is one of the most popular sports news websites in the world, so much so that they are competing with the likes of ESPN, CBS, etc. And they are not committed to Facebook, which is a different strategy when compared to most publishers…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 5:00am -
  • Top 3 Ways Brands Can Utilize the Meerkat App
    “It’s 9:00 on a Saturday, my regular thoughts shuffled in, there’s a new app right in front of me, blowing up on Twitter and LinkedIn.” New apps are always coming up in the social media space, claiming to be the latest and greatest in photo o…
    - 18 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 12:52pm -
  • Simplify Your Content Discovery Process: 4 Expert Tips
    Content discovery itself is no longer the challenge. The challenge is discovering unique AND quality content. Sorting through thousands (and sometimes millions) of tweets, posts, and emails each day can be a daunting challenge. Thankfully, Jason F…
    - 21 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 9:36am -
  • Tip: You are not tweeting enough
    I saw a benchmark study recently, from HubSpot, and a couple of their Twitter benchmark stats made me worry. HubSpot surveyed 7,000 of their customers, who I would anecdotally guess are more digitally and social savvy than the average business, on…
    - 27 days ago, 4 Mar 15, 7:24am -

Boom Social

  • 3 Reasons Why Big Data Is A Big Deal
    What is big data and why is it a big deal? I am excited to be contributing on exactly this topic at the Teradata Marketing Festival in May, 2015, in Las Vegas! The official definition of big data is “extremely large data sets that may be analyzed c…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:30am -
  • Ultimate Guide On How To Sell on Facebook
    Can you actually use Facebook to sell? How does it work? What are your options?  My ultimate guide on how to sell on Facebook will walk you through all the possible ways you can sell your products or services on Facebook! 1. Sell via local Facebook…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Mar 15, 8:05am -
  • Don’t Shoot The Messenger…YES, You Can Use Twitter Group DM For Business
    Have you heard of Twitter’s GROUP direct messages? You already know about the ability to send private, one-to-one messages – but did you know you can now communicate privately with more than one person on Twitter? How do Twitter Group DM’s work…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 4:30am -
  • What Is the Meerkat App and 3 Ways To Use it for Business
    Have you heard of the new Meerkat app? Given that it only launched a few weeks ago, it’s receiving an extraordinary amount of buzz. So, what is it, and why all the fuss? This post will tell you exactly what the Meerkat app is, and show you 3 ways t…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 4:30am -
  • How to Use Google Analytics to Optimize Your Content
    Do you find yourself running out of content ideas for your website or blog? Or maybe you are wondering how to make sure your current content gets as much traction as possible? Google Analytics contains a wealth of information that can help you get th…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 4:30am -

Razor Social

  • 12 Social Media Tools from Social Media Marketing World
    Social Media Marketing World (run by the team at Social Media Examiner) is the largest and certainly one of the best social media conferences globally. Over 2,300 people descend to San Diego for 2 days to meet and learn from fellow marketers. I deli…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Mar 15, 8:50am -
  • The Definitive List of Social Media Marketing Tool Categories for Businesses
    What types of social media tools are you using? Are there categories of tools that you’re not using, that you should be? Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a big industry built up around social media tools. The sheer volume of tools avai…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 6:57am -
  • 12 Awesome Social Media Tool Posts from Around the Web
    We write a lot of posts about social media tools…. I’m sure you have noticed! But we also come accross some tool posts that we really like from around the web. In this article we highlight some of the best social media tool articles we have come…
    - 13 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 8:15am -
  • The Ultimate Guide to BufferApp
    Do you schedule social media updates in advance?  Do you need a tool that does this – and much more – for a range of social networks? You’ve probably heard of BufferApp, but you might not know about some of its advanced features.  Read on to…
    - 15 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 7:50am -
  • How to use MavSocial for Social Media and Visual Content Management
    We all know that visual content is really important. But where do you store all your visual content? You generally want to use it more than once but, if you’re like me, it’s stuck on a hard disk somewhere. Well… …Maybe we have a solution f…
    - 19 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 10:15am -

Socialnomics

Social Media Explorer

  • The only four metrics that matter
    Man, do I have a closet full of hats, both literally and figuratively. I counsel clients with SME Digital and I run a startup called CredHive. I have written post after post challenging marketers to measure, and how the act of measuring alone is a ma…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 5:00am -
  • Shhh….What We Learned From Silence
    Last week, we had zero blog posts published here on socialmediaexplorer.com. Zero. Like, less than one. That’s not only odd for us, it’s unprecedented. And it was uncomfortable. And truthfully it was…odd timing. However, you should know that it…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 5:00am -
  • Google Analytics: How to Use Custom Segments to Up-Level Your Reporting
    The use of Advanced Segments on Google Analytics can be very valuable in giving us a deeper and more accurate picture of performance. Segments allow us to run a control group analysis in which we can isolate different groups of users and compare them…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 5:00am -
  • The Single Best Way to Protect Your Company from a Social Media Crisis
    Companies often think they’re protecting themselves by avoiding investing in a social presence. In fact, they’re leaving themselves as wide open as possible to the risks, without gaining any of the benefits. Although poor management can turn one…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 5:00am -
  • Do You Have Social Media #FOMO or a Social Media Strategy?
    Let’s begin by defining FOMO for those not in the know; FOMO is an acronym for “Fear of Missing Out.” We all have FOMO at various times in our lives and, yes, this extends into our professional lives, as well. As marketers, it is our job to fig…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 5:00am -

Re/code

Copyblogger

  • newImages: How to Find and Choose High-Impact Photos
    Ever throw your hands up in frustration when it comes time to look for an image for your latest blog post? Let’s start with the bad news: a terrible stock photo is worse than no photo at all. The good news? There are more free stock photos availabl…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:00pm -
  • newHere’s How Pat Flynn Grew an Audience of Raving Fans
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is one of the nicest people host Jon Nastor has ever met, as well as a serial online entrepreneur. Pat Flynn began his online journey back in 2008, after getting laid off from his job as an architect, and he h…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 1:00pm -
  • newThe 3 Pillars of Great Web Writing
    If you summarized every single book and article written on writing for the web, you’d get the three words I’m about to tell you. Yet, no one — not even the experts, authors, or pundits — has, to my knowledge, ever consolidated all this knowle…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 12:00pm -
  • A Quick-Start Guide to Measuring Your Content Marketing Efforts
    Simply put, if you’re not measuring, you’re not marketing. In fact, if you’re whipping up blog posts and infographics without business objectives, you’re basically partaking in a very expensive version of arts and crafts. Your job as a conten…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 8:15am -
  • Last Day to Save on Authority Rainmaker 2015
    The Early Bird Price for Authority Rainmaker ends today, so I had a message planned for today making one final case for why you should join us in Denver, Colorado this May. But then I read what Raubi wrote on Friday about how much last year’s event…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 8:00am -

TopRank Blog

  • 12 Tools to Help You Optimize Your Social Media Marketing Results
    Strategy gives you direction, but tools help you get there quicker, says Ian Cleary, founder, RazorSocial at Social Media Marketing World. Once you have a strategy, then you need tools to help you save time and provide value. Twenty-six percent of ma…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 6:00am -
  • How to Create and Repurpose Content That Customers Really Want
    According to Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs, 50% of marketers say that producing content consistently is a top challenge. Our clients at TopRank Online Marketing verify this statistic every day – as does our own team. Substantial c…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Mar 15, 4:50pm -
  • How Big Brands Measure and Communicate Social Media Success
    We have all struggled with what to measure to show how our social media program is performing. Additionally, how do you best communicate the results to executives, managers and other stakeholders? At the Social Media Marketing World conference, exper…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Mar 15, 1:00pm -
  • How Content Marketers Can Tell Better, More Strategic Stories
    As a marketer, are you a good storyteller? Do you have a content marketing strategy that guides your storytelling? Maybe you already know how to build a content marketing strategy, but you’re curious to know how to improve it. Jason Miller, senio…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 6:00am -
  • Facebook Marketing: Hidden Tactics and Tricks from Leading Brands at #SMMW15
    How are successful brands like Century 21, Western Union, Roadtrip Nation and the San Diego Chargers building and sustaining their Facebook communities? This Social Media Marketing World (#SMMW15) panel touted engagement as a key to a great community…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 1:00pm -

The Future Buzz

  • How a Brand Can Use Influencers to Target a New Niche
    What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about laptops? The tactile sensation beneath your fingertips as they gracefully jump around the keyboard from home position? The calming ohm sound that seems to emanate from the machine when…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Mar 15, 1:35pm -
  • Digital Analytics Best Practices For Agencies [Video/Presentation]
    Today I was making slides for a new presentation and happened to stumble upon one of my talks at Google I had no idea was posted. It’s on analytics best practices for agencies and I’ve embedded it below as it’s relevant for readers here, but f…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 3:39pm -
  • Must-Watch: Vice Special On Future Of Cancer Treatment
    Cancer will impact everyone on the planet, whether directly or indirectly, multiple times throughout our lives. Several of my friends are currently fighting it and despite having dealt with death and illness frequently in my personal life it doesn't…
    - 16 days ago, 15 Mar 15, 11:40am -
  • 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…
    - 49 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…
    - 69 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 12:23pm -

Socialmouths

  • Why I Dumped 2,500 of My Email Subscribers and You Should Do the Same
    Dump your Email Subscribers?! I know what you’re thinking… No, I’m not insane. In fact, I do this every year. In this post, I’ll tell you why I dumped 2,500 of my own email subscribers, how, and most importantly, why you need to do the same.…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 9:52am -
  • 10 Reasons Transactional Emails can Drive more Revenue than Bulk Emails
    Most people look at transactional emails as… well, let’s say it… a transaction. We need to welcome you after signing up, or we need to confirm that we got your order, right? But right there, my dear friend, is where you are wasting one of t…
    - 18 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 2:12pm -
  • How to Optimize Your Email Campaign through A/B Testing
    Practice makes a man perfect. Testing makes decisions perfect. If you make testing a practice in everything you do, you are always perfect. We know this principle well, but don’t necessarily follow it religiously. This leaves us with a lot of ifs a…
    - 28 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 10:40am -
  • 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…
    - 49 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…
    - 63 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 11:17am -

Top Dog Social Media

  • 11 Ways To Get More Email Subscribers & Increase Conversions
    Are you publishing content on a blog but not converting enough leads from it? Email marketing and blogging go together like peanut butter and jelly but it takes more skill and experimentation that achieves the end result we seek. It’s not easy, it…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 4:46pm -
  • 10 Steps To a Complete LinkedIn Profile Makeover [TUTORIAL]
    When a prospect arrives on your LinkedIn profile, are they inspired to take action and reach out to you? For most people, the answer to this question is a resounding NO. Nobody will dispute the value and importance of a first impression but there’s…
    - 13 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 2:03pm -
  • 6 Facebook Graph Search Tricks No One Talks About [Tutorial]
    Facebook graph search isn’t just one of the most under-leveraged tools on Facebook, but also in the entire social media world as a whole. When used right, it can give you unparalleled insight into your audience as well as your competitors’ audien…
    - 20 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 5:06pm -
  • The Evolution of Personal Branding (& Why It’s Relevant)
    Personal branding used to be something that was reserved for celebrities, speakers, authors and other public-facing professions just a mere decade ago. The Internet and social media have completely flipped that upside down. Flash forward to today and…
    - 27 days ago, 4 Mar 15, 6:41pm -
  • 5 LinkedIn Experts Share Their Top Strategies
    Do you have a strategy for using LinkedIn or do you just use it when someone new connects to you? Many people that have a strategy are seeing some great success with the platform. Did you know that LinkedIn is 277% more effective for lead generation…
    - 29 days ago, 2 Mar 15, 11:34am -

Simply Measured

  • newData Stories: 12 Tips to Track a Hashtag Campaign Effectively
    To tell any story, you first need to have the facts straight first. To tell a story well, you need to communicate those facts in the most compelling fashion possible. As social marketers, we don’t lack the facts. With so many channels offering diff…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 1:08pm -
  • Podcast: Jeff Gibb on Facebook News Feed, Messenger, and the F8 Conference
    In the 13th episode of #SimplySocial, Jeff Gibb calls in from Facebook’s F8 Conference, sharing some thoughts on their announcements and updates, giving some great advice for understanding Facebook’s news feed, as well as how Messenger is becomi…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 3:53pm -
  • What Is the State of Customer Service for Top Brands?
    Interbrand 100 companies are the most recognized brands in the world, including Apple, Google, and Coca-Cola. They’re also some of the most active on Twitter, particularly in the customer service sphere. Some social stats you’ll find in this quic…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 3:25pm -
  • Twitter Launches Periscope: 5,300 Reasons Per Hour Why You Should Care
    Twitter officially released Periscope this morning, the live-streaming video app that the network purchased in January. Periscope is being widely hailed as the “Meerkat killer” but what does that mean? Is it true? And why should you care? Let’s…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 10:15am -
  • #MarchMadness Infographic: Who Wins the Sweet 16 on Twitter?
    Which school’s basketball program is getting the most hype during March Madness? Which upsets broke the internet? We’re breaking it all down in our new infographic:
    - 6 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 1:24pm -

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

  • List of Sites Offering Free WordPress Themes (2015)
    Freebies! What an inviting word. Especially when it comes to WordPress development, as the vast majority of website owners and bloggers use WordPress today.Wanna learn how to make more money with your website? Check the Online Profits training progr…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Mar 15, 7:02am -
  • Facebook’s Dynamic Product Ads: Everything You Should Know About
    A few days ago, Facebook announced the launch of their new advertising unit, Dynamic Product Ads, to help businesses promote their products or even entire product catalog to shoppers across any device. With Product Ads, business owners can dynamicall…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 8:11am -
  • Not A/B Testing Your Website Ads? AdPushup can help you optimize your Ad Revenue
    One of the most important things you can do as an online entrepreneur or website owner in order to increase your revenue is to constantly keep testing things to figure out what does and doesn’t work with your users. For instance, you should test mu…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 6:51am -
  • 4 Steps for Securing the Evergreen Content for Your Blog
    When trying to create a successful blog, and be a renowned blogger, you should work towards the goal of building a certain online image for yourself. The best approach is to find a topic you can blog about - something interesting, useful, omnipresent…
    - 21 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 8:25am -
  • A Brief Introduction to Influencer Marketing, and Where to Get Started
    This is a guest post written by Tamar Weinberg, VP of Customer Success of influencer marketing platform The Shelf. The Shelf is a social influencer marketing platform ensuring that you connect with the most relevant influencers. The Shelf’s technol…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 3:56am -