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Online Communities are Not Virtual

Biznology

Do you consider message boards, forums, virtual realities, and virtual communities to be a waste of time, populated by losers? Abraham PR respects online community; Abraham PR respects the online life. There is a general misunderstanding that online virtual communities are escapist.

Are anonymous communities most authentic?

Biznology

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.

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Trying GroupHigh for Blogger Outreach Campaigns

Biznology

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? What My Clients Have Taught Me about Blogger Outreach (business2community.com).

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

Biznology

My expertise, however, is online community outreach and engagement. Back in 2006 I developed a strategy of blogger outreach that allowed my to reach out to more than just 25 top-tier bloggers by hand over time but to 2,500-5,000 bloggers. The Long Tail of Blogger Outreach.

Take your bloggers and social media influencers to lunch

Biznology

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. Bloggers and their readers know each other.

5 Key Characteristics Every Social Media Community Manager Should Have

Hubspot

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? Where does the community manager role fit?

Why Now Is The Time To Build Your Personal Brand

Marketing Insider Group

And those who know how to use social channels to deliver helpful messages will ride the wave of this new era in personal branding. And I’ll offer tips on how to get there… Foundations of The Personal Brand. I had never spoken in public about personal branding.

Tumblr Shuts Down Popular Blogger: Who's Next?

Hubspot

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.

How to Become the Best Blogger in Your Niche

Hubspot

So here’s my thesis: If you are the best blogger in your niche, you can be the most successful in your niche. If blogging is the core of content marketing, and content marketing is the path to success, then we must conclude that being a kickass blogger is the path to marketing success.

Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it?

Biznology

My definition of blogger outreach has always been about acquiring earned media coverage from bloggers and online influencers. My definition–and my assumption–has always been that blogger outreach is public relations and not paid media.

How to Build a Memorable Personal Brand on Twitter

Hubspot

We’re talking Twitter, of course: the 300-million strong whirlpool of information that has emerged as a personal branding, relationship-building nirvana. Yet, too many people have joined the community simply because they know they should be there, not because they’re strategic or focused.

4 Promotion Strategies Used by the Best Business Bloggers

Modern Marketing

70% of business bloggers have had their blogs for more than two years. ?44% 44% of business bloggers have more than two blogs. There is an exclusive group of business bloggers, which we’ll call “The 10K Club”, who receive more than 10,000 page views per month.

New Blogger? Get Started on WordPress.com

Marketing Action

For bloggers with limited technical experience or no time to spend on that aspect of managing a website, wordpress.com is the way to go. The first step to becoming a WordPress blogger is to register your account. You’re part of a whole blogging community.

4 Promotion Strategies Used by the Best Business Bloggers

Modern Marketing

70% of business bloggers have had their blogs for more than two years. ?44% 44% of business bloggers have more than two blogs. There is an exclusive group of business bloggers, which we’ll call “The 10K Club”, who receive more than 10,000 page views per month.

Earned-media micro-influencer marketing master class

Biznology

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.

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Why most marketers should ignore A-List bloggers

Biznology

And it feels tantalizingly possible–I mean, don’t you just need to know the right person and get the most interesting angle to them? It’s about as easy as your PR person calling up the New York Times and getting them to print your story. The D-List bloggers!

The Long Tail of Blogger Outreach

Biznology

That’s fair enough, and surely a common question, and a question we must address close to the beginning of every sales call we make at Abraham Harrison , when we propose blogger outreach to a prospective client. Image via Wikipedia.

Bloggers: Feel Free to Repeat Yourself

B2B Memes

But what if the person who made the point was you ? If you aren’t actively engaging with your community by reading, asking, and listening, your ideas, old or new, won’t be relevant. Big ideas justify repetition.

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

Biznology

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? Photo credit: edrabbit.

The Innovative Educator: 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network

Buzz Marketing for Technology

5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network. If youre new to this world, personal learning networks are created by an individual learner, specific to the learner’s needs extending relevant learning connections to like-interested people around the globe.

Rick Short Explains How to Turn Staff Into Prolific Bloggers

delicious b2bmarketing

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? That was the voice of many of my bloggers at one time or another.

5 Bloggers Who Started a Blog in 2017 and Survived

Marketing Insider Group

Just recently we asked the ProBlogger Community to submit their stories of starting a blog, and their tips for those considering starting a blog in 2018. Roshni is a lawyer and entrepreneur who discovered the importance of having systems in her personal life and business. Successes: While she’s enjoyed meeting the blogger community where she has received a lot of support, she realised she needed to write for her avatar, not other bloggers.

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

Webbiquity

“Ghost town” or not, many experts agree that Google+ is here to stay, and it’s valuable for b2b marketing, SEO , personal branding, and reputation management. Search results are personalized based on the +1s of those in your circles, and as a marketer, that changes the game.

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Build some social media marketing backbone you big wuss

Biznology

A lot of it is more about stress-testing you to see what kind of person you are. It’s all totally embarrassing if you’re shy (and I can almost guarantee that most Online Community Managers are introverted by nature) and afraid of rejection or confrontation.

The Road to the Top: Personal Branding Examples in Professional Services

Hinge Marketing

Our recent book, The Visible Expert SM , explored the many ways that high-visibility experts’ personal brands boosted the profile and ultimately the success of their firms. Baer is an active blogger and social media presence; he delivers webinars and co-hosts the podcast Social Pros.

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

Hubspot

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,

2015 is the Year of Message Boards and Forums

Biznology

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. Reddit’s known for it’s personal pile-ons.

What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

Modern Marketing

It’s another way Google is taking full advantage of its search and personalization functionality to drive social sharing. Some brands, like Ford and The Next Web, jumped into the fray in the first few days and just created personal profiles for their brands.

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“How I Work”: Amanda Nelson, Community Marketing Director at Salesforce @amandalnelson #HowIWork

Heinz Marketing

This week I’m excited to feature Amanda Nelson , Community Marketing Director at Salesforce. Amanda has held numerous positions at Salesforce for the past six years and is a well-known blogger in the B2B marketing community. Plus, if you’re in the Hartford, Connecticut area – stop by the dog park or community theater. It’s important to have a personal hobby (or hobbies). In addition to my morning run, I take dance classes and do community theater.

Fulfill your resolution to blog in 11 steps

Biznology

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.

Vulnerability is essential to your social media marketing success

Biznology

In order to succeed in social media, be it as a tool to build your own personal brand or as part of a marketing strategy for your own interest or for your employer, you will need to get over yourself and deal with some very primal fears you may have that feel a lot like your fear of public speaking.

What Would Those Bloggers Tell Their Younger Selves Before Traveling Abroad

Altitude Branding

To help facilitate and expedite the process, following are several bloggers who looked at their foreign travels and took a moment to reflect on what they would have changed. Learning about their culture opens my mind and makes me a better person… So “never lose your curiosity, Katia”!

Is it Ethical to Edit Online Customer Reviews?

Marketing Craftmanship

More importantly, let’s assume this “Snob Effect” on online customer reviews has implications in other businesses, where socio-economics and personal status are factors in the selection of a product or service, and where online customer reviews for those businesses are readily available.

A good reputation online is an essential marketing strategy

Biznology

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, About.me, LinkedIn, Blogger, TypePad , WordPress.com, YouTube , Slideshare, or your own blog.

I was a teenage Russian troll OG

Biznology

Other folks from other cities are all about building their own personal brand on the back of their employer; DC’s not like that: CIA, NSA, DIA, NRO, FBI, BIR, DHS, DEA, OIA, OIC, AMI, ONI, CGI, and NMS. We spent all day, every day, becoming essential parts of these online communities. 80% of all cyberstrikes were done in order to build trust in the community.

The Medium.com is the message

Biznology

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.

Build your brand (for free)

Biznology

You need to be that person and that person reveals himself through being accessible, understandable, available, and knowable. My webinars generally deal with social media marketing, online reputation management, search engine marketing, and blogger and influencer outreach.

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Why Every Social Media Team Needs Millennials AND Boomers

Biznology

The counter-argument (minus the spitting anger) was that Gen X and Boomers were quite capable of using social media successfully for both business success and for making personal connections. 3 community managers. Community manager. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

Six Steps to a Remarkably Powerful, Personal Network - Liz Strauss at Successful Blog - Thinking, writing, business ideas. You're only a stranger once.

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Six Steps to a Remarkably Powerful, Personal Network. Six Steps to a Remarkably Powerful, Personal Network. Follow these six steps to build and care for a living network that will powerfully support you as you move forward in your personal and professional life. With a powerful personal network, it seems so much easier to become all our potential will allow. 25 Comments to “Six Steps to a Remarkably Powerful, Personal Network&#. Community Newsletter.

Double Your Impact & Reach The Community With Your Hospital Blog [Webinar]

Fathom

Reaching The Community With Your Hospital Blog. When writing for an audience concerned about their health, a personable, humanistic approach is almost always a good method to take. Dealing with an aspect of life close to a person’s heart is no small feat, but there are plenty of ways to create content that can appeal to a person’s need for information from hospital bloggers who understand, not marketers simply trying to convert.