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Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1


” Or that49% of B2B journalists write blogs, and 84% are on Twiter? Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. Is a Blog Still Important in 2011? Or that 73% of U.S. And 73% of U.S. That I believe.)

Best Random but Interesting B2B Marketing Posts, Articles and Resources of 2010


In this penultimate best-of-last-year post you’ll find a compendium of interesting, informative and valuable but difficult-to-categorize marketing-related articles and blog posts from 2010. 27 Marketing Lessons B2B Marketers Should Know by HubSpot Blog. The Top 7 Organizations & Events Every Agency Marketer Should Know by Business.com’s B2B Online Marketing Blog.

Social Media Strategy? Think Like a Reporter


Without a strategy, there may be no clear ownership, or definition of success, or measurement, or integration with other marketing and PR efforts—all of which can lead eventually to wasted time and effort, abandoned blogs and Facebook pages, and even the erroneous conclusion that social media doesn’t work for us. When: how often will you write new blog posts? Tweet? Digg this!

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19 New Featured Sources on the B2B Marketing Zone


CK’s B2B Blog ( SMS Mobile Marketing Mix Audience ). Writing on the Web ( Ning Advertorial Business Blogging Online Marketing Linkedin Landing Page ). How to Convert Readers into Clients on Your Blog , May 26, 2010. Tips for Getting People to Your B2B Blog , June 4, 2010. B2B Blogging Excellence , May 25, 2010. Business Blogging. June 7, 2010.

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Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

In this play- book, we’re going to examine how you can start plan- ning your content strategy to develop a content road- map that will set your company up for future results. you Google it, you’ll find a thousand different blog posts. than thinking about it as a company blog. Its three robust blogs see 2 million. Our blog generated 2 million views. years prior.

The Bamboo Project Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Bamboo Project Blog. The Power of Blogging ISNT Just in Reading Them. RANT ALERT! ) In a few weeks were going to be looking at blogs in the Work Literacy course. As we think about that module and the fact that for most people, their primary interaction with blogs is to read them, Im growing impatient with this idea from a learning perspective. Week 3-- Blogs.

Content Marketing: What Are Your Target Audience’s Interests, Needs, and Wants?

Writing on the Web

Yet how many of us post on a blog or upload a video to  YouTube  without taking time to survey what are our target audience ‘s interests, wants and needs? Content marketing requires that you publish frequently on your site, your blog, and in social media. What are your online reading habits, blogs, websites, articles, videos, podcasts? Harvard Business Review blogs.

Top 47 B2B Marketing Posts - Hot Topics Ning and Facebook - July 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Simple B2B Marketing Framework - Everything Technology Marketing , July 10, 2010 We often discuss in this blog how B2B marketing is becoming more complex, and how to manage this complexity. But that’s content for another blog post. Content is not just about an email send, or a blog post, or a white paper, or a Tweet. Blog to Generate Leads - Lead Views , July 16, 2010 The importance of Corporate blogging is known to all, but few companies are able to use this medium as a lead generation tool. Name your blog. Ning (22). Featured Sources.

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Content Marketing Ideas: Rethinking Blogging

Writing on the Web

There was a time I was in love with blogging … I had already been in the business of content marketing for 5 years on the Web, using an old-fashioned website platform. In 2004, I started blogging. But my lover wasn’t really “the blog.&# It was being able to speak with a world-wide audience. When’s the last time you reviewed your site or blog banner?

Twitter: the little bird that grew up strong

Writing on the Web

Her main blog is at [link]. Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Tags: Attracting Clients Content Marketing Online Marketing Social Media Stuff blog marketing blog traffic business blogging content marketing with blogs social media marketing Why Twitter Is Such a Powerful Social Media Platform , this week’s guest post by Phyllis Zimbler Miller , When I first heard Twitter mentioned two years ago – in a teleseminar with the BlogSquad! – I checked it out because I valued Patsi’s advice. Thus I didn’t join. Add this to 100 bookmarks.

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Blog Marketing: How Readers Find Your Business

Writing on the Web

What’s your favorite excuse for not blogging for your business? Here are some that I hear: “I don’t have time to blog.&#. “My clients aren’t surfing the Web reading blogs.&#. Here’s a drawing I made that shows how readers find your blog and become clients. Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Share this on Bebo.

Checklist: How to Start a Business Blog


People like to get something from blogs they read. You don’t have to be Shakespeare to have a good blog. The fact is that web sites with a blog received 55% more visitors , 97% more inbound links and 434% more indexed pages than those that didn’t have a blog. Give your readers something to chew on – A blog post should be 400-600 words on average.

Blog Checklist: 10 Items BEFORE You Publish…

Writing on the Web

What is a good checklist before you publish on your blog? I’m preparing some learning modules for a content marketing presentation and came up with this checklist of 10 items. Well, it’s easy to go back in and update your post… but what if the phone rings, you have a crises, you get distracted (this is my world)… and you’re stuck with an incomplete blog post. These are all little things that make a big difference in the look and feel of your blog, and also make search engines work more smoothly to index your page. Blog this on Blogger.


Top 10 Tips for Creative Blog Writing

Writing on the Web

These tips also apply to blog writing. Blogging may not take that long, but the more you do it, the better you get. Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. How is Playing Tennis Like Blog Writing? Tags: About Blogs Attracting Clients Content Marketing Getting Read On Writing Better blog writing Writing for the Web Ask “Why not…?&# a lot.

Who Really Controls Your Marketing?


Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Vine, WhatsApp, Meetup, VK, Flickr, Tagged, Ask.fm, MeetMe, Classmates, Yelp, Blab, Pheed, Reddit, Thumb, Medium, Chirp, Yammer, Ning, Xing, Plaxo — the list goes on, and on, and on. Blog FeedThis brings me to the question: Who controls your marketing? Do you? Or is it your C-Suite? Agencies.

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Social networks satisfy business, brands, and individuals needs to collaborate, learn, and embrace

Marketing Edge

There are plenty of platforms that exist for significant sharing of multimedia, and text along with other features like blogging, and forums. Today we speak with Gina Bianchini, the co-founder and CEO of an exceptional platform for creating and growing social networks, Ning. Provident Partners has a private network for listeners of the Marketing Edge podcast and readers of this blog on the Ning platform. Time 15:19. One of my current favorites is Natasha Bedingfield Many companies struggle with whether such a beneficial collaboration is a technology question.

The Buzz about Social Media Marketing

Content Marketing for BI

So much buzz about social media marketing (Facebook, Ning, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, LinkedIn), it’s almost tough to separate practical information from the hype. In reading dozens of blogposts on the topic, I recently came across a post by Mac MacIntosh who writes the Sales Lead Insights blog that made me go “hmmm….” Blogs – 24%. Your direct vendor salesperson – 69%.

How to do Social Media Management on the cheap

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

The service also supports Facebook (profiles and pages), Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, Tumblr, Ning, Bebo and a number of other options. By Kerry Gorgone, Contributing {grow} Columnist. while back, I wrote a post on the Best Social Media Management Tools for Small Business Owners. To restate, any tool considered must enable you to: Schedule posts. Connect numerous social media accounts.

Neuromarketing Books for Marketing to Brains

Writing on the Web

They also founded an excellent social networking site, Neuromarkting.com , a Ning group, for people interested in how brain science can be applied to marketing. Blog this on Blogger. If you want to know more about how to write content that makes an impact on the brains of your readers, here are some interesting sites and books about the emerging field of neuromarketing. Digg this!

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Is social networking right for corporate marketing? Two tests will you help decide

Marketing Edge

This podcast we'll highlight two ah ha moments with two leaders in social media, Gina Bianchini, CEO and co-founder of Ning , and Robert Scoble world renown blogger and managing director of Fast Company TV. also traveled south from San Francisco to Palo Alto and the home of the social network company Ning. Ning is a web-based platform people, organizations, and companies use to build social networks that can be public (open to anyone on the web) or private (only accessible to those you invite). All of these formats can be shared on Ning. Time 13:37. Test One.

Six Surprising B2B Content Marketing Ideas

PWB Marketing Blog

You can use a tool like Ning to create a custom social network. white paper can become a series of blog posts. One of the biggest challenges B2B marketers have is coming up with new content. Boring white papers and boastful case studies are common pitfalls. So how do you find new content that engages audiences? Try these six surprising B2B content marketing ideas.

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Blog Content: Are you personal… or all business?

Writing on the Web

Do you stay on track with your blog content and business goals, or do you share personal stories and events that are peripheral? I got an interesting comment on a post I did beginning of June and I can’t stop thinking about it. The post was about staying on target with your business goals when you create content for your blog. My blog niche is arts and crafts. Digg this!

Content Marketing Results: 18 Ways to NOT Get Blog Traffic

Writing on the Web

What are you doing or not doing on your blog that screws up your traffic? Here’s a typical one… “Okay, Patsi, I’ve been following you for a while now, and your blog writing tips have helped. I’m posting twice a week, but I’m still not getting comments, and my traffic stats stink. Action : No way to subscribe to get email updates to blog.

Blog Boredom: Renew and Refresh

Writing on the Web

One important key to effective blog marketing is to keep your brain clean and fresh. This blog and gmail will be doing a Savasana - corpse pose – of complete relaxation. I’ll be back next week. Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. How to Get Your Blog Buzz Back. Ways Blog Formatting Engages the Reader’s Brain. Top 10 Online Resources to Learn Great Blog Writing. Quality Blog Writing: Theme of the Week. By that I mean, it’s easy to fall into ruts and become bored and boring. Namaste… Share this on Bebo.

The best online reputation defense is a good offense


Next, you should become a blogger — or at least develop a process to produce blog content since Google adores blogs and seriously understands the architecture and framework of most blog platforms. If you’re a serious businessman who’s business isn’t digital, you’re probably too busy making money to fart around on social media. So, please beware.

Top 10 Benefits of Using a Social Network for Business

Marketing Edge

Twitter is a social networking combination blogging site. You are my inspiration @pchaney, at least for this blog post. Probably the best place to learn about the variety and possibilities of social networking is to visit Ning. It is where people can follow the quick thoughts of others throughout the day. Many people share ideas in a sentence or two then link to a long piece, video or audio file. You can even identify people that might be interesting to follow by using a search engine specifically designed for twitter, one of them is called www.tweetscan.com.

Blog or Website: Do You Use Wordpress as a Website?

Writing on the Web

My content business, ContentforCoachesandConsultants.com , is built on a blog platform, although I don’t use it as a blog. I use it as a traditional website for my business, with product pages, etc. I see a trend here. Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Content Marketing Goals for Your Website & Blog … and One Big Challenge. Website, Blog, Ezine? Online Surveys & Market Research. Do you use Wordpress for your business website? Many people do.  Leave a comment if you’d like, since the poll only gives you a yes/no choice.

Easy Steps to Amplify Your Blogging

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Tony is an inspiring web entrepreneur and offers in this Community Week guest post today some new ideas to attract more attention to your blogging efforts … I’ve been blogging since early 2006, so I know first-hand that it’s hard work — with often slow results — for both new and established writers to reach a sizable audience. Introducing Topic Hubs.

Easy Steps to Amplify Your Blogging

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Tony is an inspiring web entrepreneur and offers in this Community Week guest post today some new ideas to attract more attention to your blogging efforts … I’ve been blogging since early 2006, so I know first-hand that it’s hard work — with often slow results — for both new and established writers to reach a sizable audience. Introducing Topic Hubs.

Blogging and culture

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Blogging and culture. On the Work Literacy Ning , the group is looking at blogs this week. Because I am so busy, I decided to kill two birds with one stone and do a blog post and the "assignment" for the course this week. However, I feel blogging is an exception to this. Blogging, I look at, as a just in time learning tool. Blogging allows the student to write out their thoughts, in a public place, as it forms. The expectation for blogging is NOT that it be perfect, but rather that it communicates ideas and reflections. Blog Archive.

Directory of Social Networks for Learning Professionals

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Ning, LinkedIn, Facebook) and the. Ning, Jane Hart ). community of teachers and educational leaders in basic education, who are natives or immigrants in the digital world (Ning). 2.0 : Using new technology in art classrooms (Ning , Craig. Challenges (Ning, Carie Page ). transformative technologies in education (Ning, Steve Hargadon ). College 2.0 : Online Learning and Web 2.0 in Higher Education (Ning, Eduardo. Ning, Terry Freedman ). elearning strategies and development : (NIng, Brent. Ning, Simon ). Ning, Helen W ). D.

Blogs et Wikis en formation

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Post: Blogs et Wikis en formation. Blogs et Wikis en formation View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. Intervention lors de latelier organisé par le CTN de Caen sur lusage des blogs et des wikis en formation. Blogs et Wikis en formation. blogs. Slide 1: Blog Wiki « Blog, wiki, FOAD : Quelles articulations ? » Intervenante: Isabelle Dremeau Consultante Formatrice Atelier : Jeudi 22 mai 2008 Centre des Technologies Nouvelles, Caen [link]. I. Regards sur les Blogs �Création Blog! � Wiki Blog I. blog? �

Sales & Landing Pages Using Wordpress: Learn How

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Blog or Website: Do You Use Wordpress as a Website? Tags: About Blogs Attracting Clients Content Marketing Online Marketing Pathway to Profits Teleclasses & Seminars blog formatting blog marketing blog sales pages blog writing business blogging content marketing with blogs teleseminars wordpress teleseminars If  you want to learn about formatting sales and landing pages using Wordpress , please register for the free Webinar I’m hosting Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 4 p.m. Email.

Blogging Benchmaks: In Search of the Missing Metrics

B2B Marketing Savvy

Some ScoopDog Blog data points, two months in: . This blog has a CTR (Click Thru Rate) similar to tech trade banner advertising. 45 comments posted to the blog, 250+ comments outside the blog. Other just smart-thinking folx, can you share ideas on how to benchmark and measure for success – particularly for a blog that’s not out to sell any product or service. The suggestion, use  “STUTTER”   as a way of thinking about the start/stop dance step that starting a B2B Marketing blog  requires (yeah, we made it up…). Am I getting any?

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Identifying the Hottest Social Networks and Niche Sites for Your Target Audience

Modern B2B Marketing

Ning: A platform for creating social networks, Ning allows users to build their own unique social destination, customizing every element from profile questions to design choices. Care2 : Centered on green living, offers such elements as email, blogging and shopping. by Maria Pergolino In the buyer driven atmosphere of 2011, B2B marketing can’t ignore social media. 

Is the Social Web Changing How We Write?How to Write Like You Talk

Writing on the Web

Then along came the Internet, blogs, Twitter and Facebook: Overnight, it seems, our online social lives and writing was pulled back into conversational mode. Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Tips for Content Marketing on Your Blog, One Conversation at a Time. Blog Content: Are you personal… or all business? How to Write Like You Talk" />. Interact.