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Are anonymous communities most authentic?


And all will be well in the communitys garden. I am a proponent of “real name” communities. I am also a proponent of safe communities — and real name accountability tends to civilize people’s behavior online in a big way. That said, are anonymous communities more authentic? . Personally, I am afraid of Reddit. Maybe. Goaded? Bullied.

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I am hereby making the jump from humans to robots for all my blogger research. And what was I comparing all of these social CRMs, influencer-identification services, and blogger databases to? I don’t reach out to 40 bloggers over time, I reach out to upwards of 2000 bloggers all-at-once. Blogger outreach is more PR than social media (

Take your bloggers and social media influencers to lunch


And, it’s so very rare that anyone who pitches bloggers and expects them (us) to do stuff for free ever asks bloggers (us) out to do stuff IRL (in real life). Share their posts on your personal social media profiles. But you also must remember that most bloggers have very rich lives outside of their blogging life. Bloggers and their readers know each other.

How to Ignore Annoying Strangers and Build an Online Community Your Way

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By Rosemary O’Neill, {grow} Community Member There are 20 months between the birthdates of my first child and my set of twins. From the day we finally left the hospital and started strolling around with our crew, my husband and I became experts at dodging super-personal and inappropriate advice from random strangers. Online community is a long game, not a quick hit.

5 Key Characteristics Every Social Media Community Manager Should Have


Social media is an effective tool to engage your target audience, drive website traffic and, ultimately, boost sales; so why do so few companies employ a social media community manager? You know, the person that manages the whole thing? But at our company, Tomorrow People , we've been developing our community management team and processes to real effect over the past 16 months.

35 experts weigh-in: How we create influence on Facebook

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In the “real world,” a person might have power and influence through their position on an organizational chart or through some elected position. So I asked a few of my friends … What do you think it takes to become powerful on Facebook? Facebook forces companies and people to compete for attention pixel-by-pixel. Real influence is built one person at a time.”

Tumblr Shuts Down Popular Blogger: Who's Next?


That’s exactly what happened to a popular blogger who goes by the name Bohemea. Worse, Bohemea claims other Tumblr bloggers have been similarly wiped out. But shutdowns like the one that happened to Bohemea could scare business bloggers away, Balboni says. Why do some bloggers get busted while others carry on? but instead, Tumblr deleted her entire account. Just a form.

Finally, the truth about social media and customer engagement

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Here is a question I received on a podcast interview this week: Should our listeners be on Facebook Live? Mark Zuckerberg is certainly pushing live video streaming aggressively and predicted that one day soon MOST of the Facebook news stream would consist of live videos. Personally, I can think of nothing more horrifying. By Mark W. Schaefer. And then, it got crowded.

Lessons learned while deleting 274 blog posts

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Michele Linn was the first guest blogger. There was a group of us who guest blogged for each other at the beginning to help our communities get started. It’s funny that nearly all of the “top bloggers” I wrote about seven years ago have moved on to other things. If the Beatles ran Facebook. Smartphones have really worked against bloggers.

Earned-media micro-influencer marketing master class


My Personal Digital PR Philosophy. Blogger outreach tends to focus on only identifying and engaging top-25 influential bloggers. We collect every blogger who has ever had a thematic interest in our customers. Most good pitches don’t require a personal relationship. Increase community engagement? Social media is much bigger than Facebook. My goal?

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24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012


Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? It’s certainly gaining traction, with over 500 million users now on board, already half of Facebook’s total. Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. You can!

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How to Use Hashtags on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram


While hashtags were originally made famous by Twitter , they're now used on many major social networks, including Facebook and Instagram. Let's explore what a hashtag is, why they're so great, and how they work on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. How Hashtags Work On Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. How Hashtags Work on Facebook. 2) How Hashtags Work on Facebook.

Why you shouldn’t bring your social media (completely) in-house


While “everyone” is on Facebook , social media is no longer a land of tinkerers, it’s a land of consumers. Someone who has completely rebuilt itself to over-serve its communities. It always lands on one person’s shoulders. The moment work (or personal life) picks up and gets busy, will the social media responsibilities suffer?

Is it time for an anonymity movement to challenge Facebook?

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I ‘m delighted to feature today a guest post from Gregory Pouy, one of France’s top marketing bloggers. This is his first post on an English-speaking blog and I’m pleased to bring his views to the {grow} community: I’m a social media guy. I’ve been blogging for six years and have been on Facebook since its beginning in France. Facebook uniquity.

Want to Build a B2B Community? Twitter Chat Offers Advice and How.


About | Advertise | Submissions | Write for Us CrowdsourcedFRD Home Advertising Branding Content Marketing Lead Gen SEO-SEM Social Media More Strategy Design PR eBooks Educational Facebook Guest Posts Twitter Want to Build a B2B Community? But how do you build and nurture this community, where do you start with? What does it mean to have a community? They paid to belong.

2015 is the Year of Message Boards and Forums


In the beginning, the Internet was populated by an infinite number of ad hoc communities. Over the past decade, these safe and private communities have been consumed and subsumed by Facebook, Google, Twitter, Reddit, and others. Who trusts Facebook? Don’t be a Facebook Rube anymore. Facebook owns your content and all the work you’ve put in.

Build some social media marketing backbone you big wuss


A lot of it is more about stress-testing you to see what kind of person you are. All you do is make it as easy as possible but sharing your content not only on your own site and blog but also across Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and even reddit, digg, Newsvine, YouTube and anywhere else. Social media is people and not a pit full of vipers. Or your village.

One thousand posts. No navel gazing.

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Should I honor my community in some way? I asked some of my friends on Facebook and the general consensus was that they wanted me to write a reflective piece on what I have learned, my expectations when I wrote post number one, and the challenges of success. Maybe I’ll get to these subjects another time but I think the focus today needs to be placed on the {grow} community.

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Understanding Generational Social Media Preferences

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of Gen Xers use Facebook regularly. Biggest takeaway: Millennials, especially the younger generations, are more willing to split their time equally across a wide range of social communities versus being loyal to just one platform. Juiciest report stats: For Gen X, Facebook is 54% more popular than YouTube. By Brooke B. Sellas, {grow} Contributing Columnist. 64.7% 58.9%

What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

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It’s called Google+ , and it’s been labeled the search giant’s Facebook contender. Google+ is aiming at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter users. At its core Google+ is a social media platform, much like Facebook. It’s another way Google is taking full advantage of its search and personalization functionality to drive social sharing. Facebook. Make no mistake. Reddit.

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5 Essential tools to attract a relevant audience to your blog

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When you are searching through Google for content you often see the authors picture displayed in the search results: The person in the picture is Amy Porterfield. How many visitors you have, how many fans on Facebook, how many Twitter followers? Related Stories Why it pays to be a patient blogger How do you know if your blog is making an impact? But it does make sense!

Big blog posts that made a difference

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35 Experts weigh-in: How to create influence on Facebook — Great insights with a little help from my friends. Why Facebook Will Be the Most Dangerous Company on Earth — I speculated why the Facebook IPO would signal disturbing changes at the world’s most popular social networking site. Let’s start with the blog posts that you loved. ‘Nuff said.

Rick Short Explains How to Turn Staff Into Prolific Bloggers

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Website Grader Badge Connect with Us HubSpot on Facebook HubSpot on Twitter InboundMarketers LinkedIn Group ProMarketers Facebook Group Subscribe to Blog RSS Want to share your Inbound Marketing advice with the community? My real challenge was getting my staff to warm to the concept of being a blogger. That was the voice of many of my bloggers at one time or another.

How to turn blog readers into brand advocates

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They send you personalized emails. One of the things that will immediately set you apart from other bloggers is how approachable you are. Add them as a friend on Facebook or other social network. Get a more in-depth view into who that person is beyond their twitter handle. By Srinivas Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist. You just have to keep an eye out for them.

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Build your brand (for free)


Traditional entrepreneurs, salesmen, and business owners have always served on boards, been members of clubs, non-profits, joined fraternal and sororal groups, faith communities, churches, conferences (mostly paid), have taken lunches, spoken at high schools, colleges, at the YMCA, and even volunteered to sit at fold out tables in order to hand out alumni information on behalf of their alma maters.

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Fulfill your resolution to blog in 11 steps


A majority of my revenue is generated from blogger outreach, namely long-tail and deep-dive, outreach that extends all the way into the thousands of bloggers. As part of the client service work on behalf of my clients I have engaged with many thousands of bloggers over the last decade. Blogger. Trying GroupHigh for Blogger Outreach Campaigns (

Content Marketing for In-Person Events: 15 Ways to Extend Your Reach

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Cater to the Blogger Community – SXSW did a fantastic job catering to the bloggers their with the Samsung Blogger Lounge, a place where bloggers could meet and, most importantly, charge their devices. If you don’t have a blogger lounge, make sure you know who the bloggers are and give them access to pretty much whatever they need.

Why the economics of blogging are diminishing

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2) Blogger interaction has moved to social media networks. Back in the day, Twitter and Facebook were solely networks to share your blog posts, while the interaction happened on your blog, in the form of (many) comments. I often catch myself clicking on Twitter and Facebook vids, even if I’m not interested in the headline. Make the post all about the reader/customer.

What are the best social media platforms for your business?

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But today I want to assume that your primary goal is to create an actionable audience — that is, develop an online community who will create some business benefit for you over time. If you are reading this post, you might have discovered it through Twitter or Facebook. But if you have no emotional connection to me as a blogger, are you going to hire me? It does not.

The is the message


Share your old content via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and maybe Pinterest? It’s very simple and actually uses an inline, HTML-free, click-to-edit method of adding new images and changing font, size, headers, and title that might be counter-intuitive for us old-timey bloggers who are used to hack-hack-hacking through HTML, CSS, and IMG tags until things worked out. Medium Stats.

Understanding Online Community and Influencers with @Tamar Weinberg [@InboundNow #8]


In the show we chat about: The importance of understanding your online community. For audio and the complete transcript head click here: Connecting with your community and infleuncers online. It really depends on the communities that your service or product targets. "So, Niche Communities Matter. Don’t send blind pitches to bloggers. Think mini social CRM.

This is why I am not reading or tweeting your blog post

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I know this aspect of blogging has been written about before so I am mystified as to why it remains such an obstacle to so many bloggers. Unless I am a regular reader and already interested in you as a person, this is probably not enough information for me to click through. Eight of my 10 most popular blog posts have a number in the headline and that goes for most other bloggers too.

Marketing and Peanut Butter Cups: Advice From Facebook Employee #30


The first thing you’ll probably read about Noah Kagan is that he missed out on $100 million when he got fired from Facebook. As you can imagine, getting fired from Facebook early on sparked an endless slew of “Why?” If you haven’t checked out Noah’s personal blog,, yet, I demand that you go do so. Tweet this for your fellow bloggers.).

A good reputation online is an essential marketing strategy


The content can be created by you as you build out your social media and social network empire: Twitter , Facebook Pages, Google+ Business Pages, Pinterest , Tumblr,, LinkedIn, Blogger, TypePad ,, YouTube , Slideshare, or your own blog. Why don’t you and your corporate executives spend a little more time invested in your community. What are on them?

70 Rising Social Media Stars

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He is currently the director of platform at NextView Ventures and a co-founder of the industry community group, Boston Content, which now boasts more than 500 members. Jonathan Chiriboga (Home Depot Canada) — Passionate about digital social, both from a big brand side but also the personal side and huan impacts. The Australian is also a prolific business writer and blogger.

4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook

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In case you missed it, the best marketing posts of 2016

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Do you see my writing on Facebook or LinkedIn? b) my personal favorites. Four ways Facebook Instant Articles will dramatically impact marketing. One person called me “bonkers” for writing this post. My personal favorite posts of the year (and why). By Mark Schaefer. How many people read an individual blog post? I really have no idea. That’s OK.

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