• JUNTA 42  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017
    [Digg] This Week in Content Marketing: Yes, Apple Will Buy Disney (Someday)
    Then, to continue to fine-tune the creative process in a cost-effective way, the company seeded its content on popular distribution sites, like Digg and Reddit. PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. In this episode, we discuss the rumor spreading through Wall Street that Apple will buy Disney.
    [Digg] The Nine Best Reputation Management, RSS, and Social Search Tools
    2) Digg. Digg Reader is a tool for keeping up with sites and blogs. Sample review: “Digg is my go-to RSS reader and social bookmarking tool.” A real-time social search engine that finds mentions of brands or topics acrosss blogs, social bookmarking sites, videos, and online forums, plus more than 100 social media properties including Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, YouTube, Digg, and Google+.
    [Digg] Contently Case Story: For Shutterstock, the Key to ROI Might Just Be the ’90s
    To distribute the videos, Shutterstock partnered with Digg, a news aggregator, and tapped an SEO agency to help drive organic visits. In its first week, prior to the Digg promotion, the video saw over 10,000 views and sparked over 5,000 interactions on Facebook, according to Miah. A Clinton running for president. The Full House cast on TV. Millions of people catching Pokémon. Crop tops, platforms, and chokers.
    [Digg] Get Over That Fear of Commitment—Your Content Marketing Program Depends on It
    ” Infographics and articles played well on sites like Digg and Reddit, said Jason Putorti, Mint’s former lead designer, via Kissmetrics. Are you fully committed to your content marketing program? If so, you’re in the minority: according to the Content Marketing Institute, only 20 percent of marketers feel the same way. Think about it: 20 percent.
  • ACT-ON  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016
    [Digg] Hiring the Perfect Person to Run Your Social Media
    Additionally, the candidate must possess a solid understanding of the social media universe, including YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Digg, reddit, forums, wikis and blogs. Planning to increase your social media budget this year? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Content Marketing Institute’s 2016 Benchmark report , 93% of marketers use social media, on an average of six platforms.
  • ACT-ON  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016
    [Digg] Hiring the Perfect Person to Run Your Social Media
    Additionally, the candidate must possess a solid understanding of the social media universe, including YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Digg, reddit, forums, wikis and blogs. Planning to increase your social media budget this year? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Content Marketing Institute’s 2016 Benchmark report , 93% of marketers use social media, on an average of six platforms.
    [Digg] 20 Online Marketing Tools That Boost Campaign Results
    Digg Reader. Digg Reader is a news aggregation service operated by Digg. How we use it : Digg Reader provides us with a way of staying on top of the latest trends across clients’ industries. As online marketers, we are required to understand all corners of the internet and continually expand our knowledge of the industry. However, like any profession, we’d struggle to be successful without tools.
    [Digg] 77 Blogging Stats to Improve Your Blogging Strategy
    At the same time, 15% of users prefer Digg, reddit or Slashdot for such purposes. Still not sure whether your business should be out there blogging? Check out this list of blogging stats we curated for you. Blogging & Lead Generation. Businesses using blogs are known to generate 67% more leads. Source ). Firms that lack online lead generation strategy are said to grow four times slower than those that generate at least 40% of their leads online. Source ).
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Digg] How to Stay on Top of Industry News & Trends: 35 Simple IFTTT Hacks to Try
    9) Save the day's most Dugg story from Digg to your Instapaper. 10) Get an email whenever Digg publishes a new story featuring a specific keyword. 15) Get an email with the most Dugg video on Digg every day. 29) Automatically tweet your Diggs. As marketers, we all face the same challenge: how do we stay on top of the news and trends that matter to our industry? Our inboxes are overflowing. Our Twitter feeds never stop scrolling.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
    [Digg] 11 of the Best Slack Apps & Integrations to Try
    Discover great web content curated by Digg. Every day, Digg aggregates 10 million RSS feeds from virtually all publishers, and collects 200 million tweets daily -- 40 million of which include links. You can use Diggbot to search for the latest news on any topic or from any publisher, get trending news alerts, and get the twice-daily Digg Edition right to your Slack channel. Here are a few of the top slash commands from Digg CEO Gary Liu : /digg: Gives you a cool, fresh link.
    [Digg] 17 Realistic Ways to Get More Website Traffic
    6) Submit your content to StumbleUpon , Reddit , Digg , Technorati and elsewhere. Traffic is to digital marketing like gasoline is to an engine. It’s what makes it go. So it’s not too surprising that web traffic usually comes in at the top of the list for content marketing goals. Trouble is, traffic can be hard to get. It’s not uncommon to invest months of work in content marketing before you see any significant traffic.
    [Digg] 5 Ways Mobile Marketing is Affecting Social Media
    Also, look into distributing your content via popular news-aggregation platforms such as Flipboard and Digg. How often do you check social media on your phone? In fact, when was the last time you even got through an entire day without your i-enabled device or Android-powered gadget? If you’re like most people, it’s quite hard – if not impossible – to recall such a scenario. Living without mobile technology is unthinkable this day and age.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Digg] Search isn’t about search anymore, it’s about social
    As a result, if you’re able to woo them with your message or pitch, they’ll spend an inordinate amount of their own sweat equity promoting their own content across their own social media platforms and profiles such as their own Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and even sites like Reddit and digg and whatnot — including cross-posting onto LinkedIn, Medium, and other aggregator sites like Business2Community, Google News, and Yahoo!
    [Digg] PWB Has Moved
    Hopping back and forth to check on progress in the new diggs was a big deal, especially through the bitterly cold weather we had! Please note that has of February 23, 2014, PWB Marketing has a new address. It’s nothing grand really, we just moved across the street. Imagine if you will, that if you had been watching us prepare for the move, you might have noticed us playing Frogger on State Street.
    [Digg] How to Hire The Perfect Person To Run Your Social Media
    Additionally, the candidate must possess a solid understanding of the social media universe, including YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Digg, reddit, forums, wikis and blogs. Planning to increase your social media budget in 2015? If so, you’re not alone. Salesforce’s 2015 State of Marketing report says 70% of marketers plan to increase their overall social media spend this year.
    [Digg] 8 Steps To A More Effective B2B Content Marketing Program
    RSS Readers such as Feedly , Digg Reader , or Hootsuite’s RSS Syndicator. There is no escaping it. You are executing a content marketing initiative as part of your broader B2B marketing program in 2015. If you are a regular reader of this blog, SEO performance is likely part of the reason content marketing has become a priority as well. But guess what? According to The Content Marketing Institute , at least 86% of B2B marketers are now engaged in content marketing as well.
    [Digg] 26 Ways to Promote Your Blog Post
    Try out Digg , Alltop , Technorati.com , or BloggerScope. Congratulations! You’ve just published a new blog post. There it is, on your blog, ready for the whole wide world to read. Fantastic. Now the work starts. Just kidding … but only a little. You see, many of us are a bit stuck in a “if you build it, they will come” mentality with our posts.
    [Digg] Announcing the Launch of the New Inbound Marketing Book [Free Preview]
    Five years ago, Digg was still a thing , Google still indexed tweets in search results , and Farmville was the most talked-about application on Facebook. A lot of things can change in five years. You could get a new haircut. You could move into a new house. You could start a new job. You could get a whole new set of friends (who then become old friends). You could watch your child, sibling, friend, or relative graduate high school, graduate college, and start their career.
    [Digg] Are You Committing Content and Social Media Sabotage?
    There are also several third-party social sharing widgets and applications you can choose from such as AddThis , ShareThis , or WordPress plugins like Digg Digg. Recently, I had a music journalist and friend conduct an interview with one of our favorite artists. The day the interview went live, I was beaming with pride for my writer pal and couldn’t wait to share his article with the rest of the world.
  • WRITTENT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Digg] 15 Blog Design Hacks to Maximize Social Sharing
    Digg Digg is my all-time favorite share button plugin for one very good reason: it displays the buttons in a sticky bar. For example, the plugin we use at WrittenT, Digg Digg, complements our overall blog design and background very well. Image source. Generally, when online marketers discuss social media marketing, we straightaway start thinking about headlines , content quality , and content marketing strategy.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Digg] Successful SNS’s should be modeled on the college campus
    The developers of reddit realized that after initial vertical growth based on the general members of Digg , kuro5hin, and Slashdot (techie, geeky, teens, boys), reddit would suffer from the same sort of vulnerabilities that Digg suffered when it didn’t evolve and grow and broaden itself past “ News for nerds. Social Media Marketing College football Digg Google Harvard Harvard University High school Social network service thomas pynchon USENET Yale College
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Digg] 7 Quick Ways to Curate Industry Content for Your Blog
    Some of the two most popular are Feedly and Digg, though there are certainly other options, too. Digg: Search URL to add content. Blogging for your business is an important part of establishing your company as an industry thought leader, bringing in new site traffic, and converting that traffic into leads and customers.
    [Digg] Five Free Tools for Startups to Measure Impact of Online Videos
    That includes Facebook likes, Facebook shares, Facebook comments, tweets, Google+ 1s, Diggs, Pins, LinkedIn shares, Delicious bookmark, StumbleUpon counts, and Reddit bookmarks. Video camera in action. Photo credit: Wikipedia) There are a lot of fancy tools which are being used by experts to track the progress of their video marketing campaigns. Most of these tools are very costly (but worth the price!), but are an investment you don’t really need yet.
    [Digg] Fulfill your resolution to blog in 11 steps
    And, if you’re really committed, try out all the platforms in order to build your personal brands: YouTube, Soundcloud, Facebook , Google+, Twitter, Reddit, StumbleUpon , Digg, Tumblr, as well as your blog. However, that said, tools like Digg Reader and Feedly are still powerful and useful drivers for your readership. So “blogging” is on your 2014 New Year’s resolution. Good for you. My goal is to guide you well past the first 28-days and into habituation.
    [Digg] 5 Ways BIG Data Can Be A BIG Deal for B2B
    You can generate suitably large data sets such as marketing campaign results – clicks, likes, shares, tweets, diggs and so on. “Big data is the term for a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications.”. Source: Wikipedia ). Let’s examine this definition, because I for one, don’t quite agree with it.
    [Digg] My social media marketing posts from 2011
    In today’s decontextualized world of walls, feeds, RSS , e-mail, diggs, reddits, Stumbles, tweets, and retweets, you need to attract your potential reader based only on the appeal of your title and nothing else, especially if you’re new to blogging and don’t happen to be Seth Godin. I am traveling this week so I have decided to spend my blogging time aggregating some of my favorite Biznology blog posts.
    [Digg] 15 Expert Guides to WordPress: Tips, Techniques, Plugins and More
    Berrie Pelser (again) lists more than three dozen top security and SEO plugins for WordPress along with brief descriptions of each, including Digg Digg [[link] (“Add a floating bar with share buttons to your blog. Powered by legions of fans and armies of developers, WordPress has evolved from a humble blogging platform to a flexible, robust and ubiquitous CMS.
    [Digg] How to recover from the ravages of Google Penguin and Panda
    People are freaking out about the new Google Search. Online marketplaces that have historically been very profitable in the past have dropped off a cliff for many companies, be it direct sales eCommerce or public relations campaigns. Everyone wants to know both why this has happened and how to make it right. What’s changed, post-Penguin and post- Panda , is that organic SEO isn’t free, cheap, and easy anymore.
    [Digg] After Google Reader’s demise, does RSS matter to your business?
    With Google Reader gone, feed junkies are scrambling to choose one of several dozen alternative platforms, such as Feedly , the new Digg Reader or NewsBlur. Business Management Content Marketing/Copywriting Small Business Marketing Tools/Services Andy Crestodina Digg Reader Feedly google Google reader Jason Siffring Little Bird Marshal Kirkpatrick News Aggregators Newsblur Obit Media Studios Raven real simple syndication RSS Rss Feed Rss Tracking W3C Yael Grauer
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
    [Digg] Bye Bye, Google Reader: 3 Viable RSS Reader Alternatives You Can Use
    Alternative 2: Digg Reader. Digg is probably better known for its link sharing product, but it''s a natural jump for the company to create a reader of its own. A little less established than Feedly, Digg Reader was released in beta after working on it for a few months. If you''re cool with some potential bugginess, though, Digg might be the right new reader for you to try out. On July 1, 2013, Google Reader will be shutting down for good.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Digg] What You Missed Today in Marketing: June 24, 2013
    Main contenders have been Feedly and Digg. Surprise! We''re switching things up today for these news-roundup posts. This week, we''re going to try sending you a little digest at the end of the day featuring some news you may have missed. No need to freak out -- we''re just trying to find the format that works best for this roundup, so let us know what you think in the comments. So let''s get to it! Lots of marketing news today. Snapchat for Kidz. You heard that right.
  • WRITTENT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Digg] 17 Ways to Succeed in Viral Content Marketing
    SingleGrain recommends Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, YouTube and Del.icio.us Every marketer’s dream is to create a piece of viral content. Old Spice, Smart Water, and BlendTec are just a few examples of companies with campaigns that have received million of shares, and some serious brand advocates. While there’s no reliable formula for virality, there are some tried-and-true tactics to increase the appeal of your next campaign.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Digg] 30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources
    Beyond the big social networks and Triberr, Laura-Lee Walker (again) presents an infographic illustrating 30 ways to promote your blog content using social media, social bookmarking sites (does anyone still use Digg?), Despite the occasional “death of blogging” pronouncements (often made, ironically, in blog posts), blogs remain the core of a robust social media strategy.
    [Digg] Athlete Sponsorships – The Most Under-Leveraged Social Marketing Asset
    • Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google More and more brands and retailers are sponsoring athletes with the goal of leveraging their large following and influence to generate brand awareness. Some brands have organized product sharing campaigns, while others leave the athletes to organically post at will. … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.
    [Digg] 5 Steps to Use Customer Service to Identify and Leverage Social Content from Brand Advocates
    • Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google Delivering best customer experience is a critical objective of every customer-centric business. Customer support and service departments play a phenomenal role in delivering such great customer experience after the initial transaction. However, seldom these departments are used to identify brand … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.
    [Digg] Beating Amazon at the Review Game: Top 3 Ways to Boost Sales With Social Media Testimonials
    • Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google Most major brands are now allocating larger parts of their overall marketing budget to custom content. With content marketing on the rise – a record $43.9 billion spent in 2012 according to The Custom Content Council – companies are looking … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.
    [Digg] Blogger outreach is more PR than social media
    If we do everything right, we’ll generally earn a couple-hundred earned media mentions directly shared on the bloggers’ blogs, we’ll also earn secondary mentions through Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon , Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, digg, and even, if we’re lucky, reddit. The current catch-all these days for what I do is social media; unfortunately, when what you do is described as social media, people tend to think Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , and maybe Google+.
    [Digg] The Story of a Short-Lived Testimonial
    • Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google As marketers we all know how difficult it is to delight our customers. Harder still is getting the customer to say something good about our brand. However, when the customer gives positive feedback in a public setting like social media, … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.
    [Digg] My $900 Tweet…
    • Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google Try to wrap your brain around this fact: there are more than 200 social networking sites currently available today. Say what?! As someone who’s job description dips into Marketing, Social Media, PR, and then some, this fact sometimes leaves me … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.
    [Digg] Interview with Elizabeth Houston, aap3 for Cisco – On Social Engagement and Advocacy
    • Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google Q: How did you get your start in Social Media? A: I have always been interested in technology in general, especially community building. When I worked at PeopleSoft several years ago, I was looking for ways to create communities online … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.
    [Digg] My Social Valentine
    • Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google A Social Valentine’s Day – 4 Campaigns for your success on Valentine’s Day Chocolate, roses, hearts, and a fancy dinner – isn’t that what usually comes to mind on Valentine’s Day? While we may be slightly obsessed with Social Media … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.
    [Digg] Interview with Selena Srabian on Annie + Isabel – Social Engagement and Advocacy
    • Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google Q: Tell me about A+I and why you started it? A: My sister Anna and I are both registered nurses and work in hospitals, and I’ve been a nurse for about 13 years. I work in the intensive care unit … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.
    [Digg] Interview with Bryan Srabian – San Francisco Giants – Social Engagement & Advocacy
    • Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google Q: You’ve won two World Series in the past 3 years – how does that feel being that you’re in PR/Social Media? A: First of all, it’s very cool! For anyone that works in sports or for a sports team, … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.
    [Digg] Future of F-Commerce: Why its the 180 degrees the wrong direction
    • Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google In a recent blog post, the CEO of Spreadshirt, Phillip Rocke talks about how disappointing Facebook commerce has been for his 2,000 FB stores. One of ReadyPulse’s customers has documented their initial forays and failures in Facebook Commerce. All of … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.
    [Digg] Creating Customer Rockstars: The Ultimate Marketing Gem
    • Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google Be a sponge, find the gems. That was some of the best advice I ever received from a mentor as I entered the start-up technology world. Many sponges and gems later, I truly believe I recently witnessed one of the … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.
    [Digg] Latest Case Study: Impact of Social Reviews on New Products Online www.oneillclothing.com
    • Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google O’Neill Clothing Presented this Case Study at the eTail West Conference in Palm Springs in Feb 2013. The case study revolves around a common problem for brands and retailers – how to get reviews and buzz on a brand new … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.
    [Digg] Cracking the ActiveMQ Monitoring Nut on AWS EC2
    • Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google At ReadyPulse, we extensively use ActiveMQ for our messaging backbone. Everyday, millions of messages flow through the ActiveMQ brokers across multiple topics and queues. Hence it is super important to monitor them for two main reasons - 1. Brokers in unhealthy … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.
    [Digg] Calling All Social Media Marketers: If a Fan Posts a Social Testimonial in the Forest, Does Anyone Hear It?
    • Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google The age old saying, ‘if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?’ ’ provides a great visual (for us nature-lovers) for the frequent misses of some of the best … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.
    [Digg] Kiss your line-of-shame smack on its social media lips!
    That, as we laugh and our shoulders relax and we let some of our daily stress disperse into the Interwebs, we also click Share To: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Reddit, Digg, Vine, StumbleUpon , Tumblr and everywhere else. If you want to build your brand online circa 2013 from scratch, you need to kiss your own personal shame on the lips through the protective glass that is the line in the sand that you and your employer have decided are grounds for termination. What do I mean?
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013
    [Digg] 7 Steps to Becoming a World-Class Real-Time Marketer
    Are they news junkies who dive deep into topics on Digg, Reddit, or StumbleUpon? Lately, real-time marketing is the buzzword du jour. While the notion of real-time marketing has been around since the mid-nineties, the practice gained steam after Oreo's "Dunk in the Dark" ad was created immediately following the power outage during this year's Super Bowl.
    [Digg] Measuring Social Media ROI with Google Analytics: Part 4 – Standard Reports
    There is also a column for data hub activities, which is the number of social conversions and events that have happened on one of the official social networks, which includes Digg, Blogger, Delicious, Google+, and Reddit. In previous posts, we discussed ROI with regard to campaign tagging , advanced segments, and profile filters. Google Analytics has recently expanded its reporting option to include social media outlets.
    [Digg] Build some social media marketing backbone you big wuss
    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. I recently received a comment chastising me for suggesting that your web site should be a trap from Peter Johnston , who said, “This attitude has no place in modern marketing.
    [Digg] Your corporate website needs to become a trap
    Finally, if you turn your static News section into blog-like posts, you can easily add social media share and submit buttons, extending these news items from just site-based brags and updates to social media-shareable content that is nearly frictionless to share via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, reddit, digg, Newsvine, StumbleUpon, or even Tumblr. I just started as Director of Social Media at Unison Agency in Washington’s historic Georgetown.
    [Digg] 14 Experts’ New Year’s Resolutions for Optimizing Social Media in Small Businesses
    Then, share your blog on social news sites (Digg, E-Zine, StumpleUpon). If anyone still doubts that social media isn’t going to play a dominant role in small business in 2013, perhaps these New Year’s resolutions from industry experts will change their minds. A few things remain certain in the coming year: Marketing budgets will keep shrinking, and competition will stay fierce.
  • HUBSPOT  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013
    [Digg] Helpful Instagram Analytics Tools, and Other Marketing Stories of the Week
    is improving its search feature, and even Digg is playing along. Digg Says It’s Growing, Starting to Monetize, From Marketing Land. Looks like Digg is finding more opportunities for marketers to advertise on its platform! The new Digg platform launched about 6 months ago and is now starting to monetize. If your company has a mobile application, you might want to consider Digg’s new advertising option. Guess what. We’re almost 2 weeks into the new year already.
    [Digg] The 17 Best WordPress Plugins for Social Media, SEO, and Better Visitor Engagement in 2013
    The easiest solution is to simply use the social sharing plugin that Buffer bought out and I recommended back in 2011: Digg Digg. Plugins can provide killer functionality to your WordPress website – but choose which ones you install carefully! Every year I share my own experiences using WordPress plugins to run Windmill Networking to help you make your own website more social media optimized, SEO friendly, and even help convert more of your visitors into new leads.
    [Digg] A Breakdown of All Your Website's Traffic Sources (What Means What?)
    There are sites like StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious, Squidoo, even HootSuite that might be bucketed under here! You know how we're always on your case to measure your marketing? Get in good with your analytics ? Evaluate what's working, and what's not, so you can spend your time and dollars more wisely? That's way easier to do when you understand what all the things you're measuring actually mean.
    [Digg] 11 digital marketing resolution ideas for ’13
    Digg, Reddit, and StumbleUpon have always done this; however, now it’s even in the way we view our content on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and especially Flipboard (see below). I am in the midst of setting up my New Year’s resolutions for 2013. I know not everyone does the resolution thing, but almost half of all Americans do. If you’re one of them and you can’t come up with some digital markeing resolutions for 2013, I have some suggested resolutions for you.
    [Digg] The 12 Days of Social Media; a Holiday Post
    2 Digg and Reddit bookmarking. . I don’t know if I am a great Christmas caroler, but I do like to play with words, and engage audiences with interesting posts. In the spirit of the holidays, and with inbound marketing and social media continuing to explode, here’s my take on the 12 Days of Christmas , social media style. On the 12 th Day of Christmas, my content gave to me…. . 12 Google Plus sharing and discussing. 11 Facebook status updating. 10 Tweets worth retweeting.
    [Digg] Upgrade your lame agency website into your social media brand HQ
    Another thing it lets me do is add a plugin that easily allows me to offer all my visitors the ability to effortlessly share my content to Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and even Google+, reddit, digg, NewsVine — whatever. Image via CrunchBase. At the end of the day, none of us own anything we do on Facebook, Twitter , Pinterest, Google +. What we do own is our own properties. No matter how many hours I spend at the Java Shack or Peregrine Espresso, I am just a customer.
    [Digg] Best Social Media Management Tools for Small Business Owners
    Enables users to populate multiple Twitter and Facebook feeds and Facebook pages, as well as Flickr stream, Google Reader, Digg and RSS subscriptions. By Kerry Gorgone, Contributing {grow} Columnist. Entrepreneurs are universally short on time and money. Everyone knows that social media needs to play a role in their marketing efforts, but managing all of the different social networks can seem daunting.
    [Digg] 10 Clever Website Error Messages From Creative Companies
    Digg is a social news website that gathers news from across the Internet and compiles it on one website for readers. Since people depend on Digg for a lot of their news, they use this funny message whenever they are down. Website up-time -- the amount of time a business' website is up and functioning -- is an important metrics for marketers and IT professionals to track. But no matter how many resources you put into ensuring your website never, ever, ever goes down.
    [Digg] Will Your Social Media Service Tell You When It Hits The Iceberg?
    financial resources in building a business presence at MySpace (rebranded Myspace), Second Life , Digg and other fallen stars has earned enough online combat pay to exercise a wee bit more caution before recommending the next new and shiny social portal on the block. In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin. Social Media and Business: Will your social media service provider sink and disappear?
    [Digg] How NOT to Do Social Media - Three Disastrous Social Media C**k Ups
    The recent sale of former social media darling Digg for $500,000 (it was valued at $175m four years ago) is a timely reminder that in the world of social media , nothing is forever. It got us thinking that despite the power of social media as an online marketing tool, all too often big business has managed to miss the point by a country mile, making a right royal mess of it in the process. Behold, three exercises in social media slapstick: Skittles falls prey to Twitter trolls.
    [Digg] The best online reputation defense is a good offense
    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. Social media’s stupid, right? Just baby pictures, workout check-ins, adorable kittens, and the self-indulgent ramblings of under-employed folks too far to either the left or the right to amount to much. Just because you’re old-fashioned doesn’t mean it isn’t working.
    [Digg] Focus on your blog, don't promote the social media services
    read " Sweep the Sleaze " for a great opinion piece on the subject) It's understandable, you want to get as much dissemination of your content as possible, and you're hoping that one person's "like" will inspire their friends to visit your page and share it, that a "pin" will get re-shared, that a "digg" will get voted to the top. A few weeks ago we posted an article entitled " Forget Facebook; keep your fans to yourself! ".
    [Digg] How to Save Time & Effort with Your Social Media/Facebook Posting
    StumbleUpon, Digg, Pinterest, etc. This article is for The Frontier Small Business “How to Become a Social All-Star” Contest. Small business owners face a key dilemma when promoting their businesses via social media. It can be incredibly time-consuming. Those business owners need to set up accounts for Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google +. Then they have to log into each one – one at a time – and do their postings.
    [Digg] What Could Kill Google and Facebook
    And Facebook’s size may be no defense against ultimate demise; it wasn’t all that long ago the MySpace was the largest social network, and the experience of social news site Digg—once valued at $100 million but sold recently for just 5% of that —is a cautionary tale. Facebook Social Media Marketing Twitter Digg Facebook changes facebook killer Facebook privacy Google Gears google killer Google Knol LinkedIn MySpace Panda Penguin Picnik twitter killer user experience
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
    [Digg] Images are now mandatory in social media content
    I knew that digg and reddit always looked for an illustrative graphics file every time I would submit a link and I knew that Facebook and Twitter would even give me the option of choosing which photo would best define my thousand words — I knew that. I first told you that Pinterest redefined social media from being mostly text to being mostly photos, illustrations, graphics, and infographics. Now, illustrating your content is not just preferable, it’s mandatory.
    [Digg] Is Your Marketing Content Leaving Footprints In The Sand?
    Use sites like Reddit , Digg , and StumbleUpon to increase your number of footprints on the web and make sure to stay engaged and reciprocate on interactions. You just created the best blog, case study, or ebook ever and want people to know it. So how do you get your information out into the industry? What can you do to differentiate yourself and get more views for your content?
    [Digg] Purchases are fun, but…….they don’t move the business needle
    Share the blog post on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, etc. We enjoy buying things, like cars, golf clubs, iPads, and vacations. I do too. Problem is, just spending money does not move the business needle. Too often we confuse business purchases with what is truly required to generate business results, especially quality sales leads for salespeople. Sales lead generation takes a lot more.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Digg] Adventures in Frictionless Sharing
    The framework that Facebook, digg, reddit, StumbleUpon , and Twitter is based upon, requiring liking, digging, redditing, thumbs-upping, or retweeting, demands way too much commitment from the casual visitor on a daily basis. I have been exploring frictionless sharing for years in the form of auto-tweets, retweets, automatic cross-posting, and attention data. What is it, you ask?
    [Digg] 10 Ways to Kickstart Your Inbound Marketing Program
    Here are social platforms to consider: Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Slideshare YouTube Facebook LinkedIn Although Facebook and LinkedIn may be core to your long-term inbound marketing program, you cannot emulate organic social media sharing with paid programs on these sites nearly as well. In contrast, Twitter, StumbleUpon and Digg indicate a listing is sponsored, but otherwise include it in the interface like other content.
    [Digg] How to Do Great Marketing with (Almost) Zero Money
    Make it really easy for prospective customers to find by posting to social networks like LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook as well as Digg , Delicious , StumbleUpon , SlideShare (presentations), YouTube (video). Can you really market a business without a lot of money? Many small companies and startups are afflicted with a serious problem – they have little spare cash. But they’re looking to sell their product and services.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012
    [Digg] Google Analytics Upgrade Could Bode Well for Google Plus
    Image via CrunchBase. This week Google introduced some significant changes to its widely used analytics offering. In a nutshell, the company is now providing a more in-depth look at the impact of social channels beyond the usual checking off of likes, followers, friends or whatever else online connections are called these days.
    [Digg] INFOGRAPHIC: Social Media Demographics
    From Online MBA, here's an infographic that breaks down the education level, income, age and gender of users of major social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Digg, and Reddit. View Original Article
    [Digg] Teleprospecting and Social Media: 2 Tools Sure To Improve Results
    Though all of these sites; Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Twitter, Digg, Tumblr, and StumbleUpon, have their place in the B2B environment, I would argue that there are 2 sites specifically that should be part of every Inside Sales Rep’s arsenal (for best results, you need to be active and engaged on these sites).
    [Digg] The Goal of Marketing – Trust
    Your company needs to be everywhere online – not just a website, but an active, frequently updated blog (the heartbeat of the business), Facebook, Linkedin, Digg, delicious, Twitter, and even Google Plus. We can talk about integrated marketing, social media and content marketing till the cows come home. It doesn’t mean a hill of beans. What marketing is really all about, boiled down to its very essence is this: Earn the Trust of Prospective Buyers. That’s right – it’s all about trust.
    [Digg] Will Content Marketing Destroy Social Media?
    The quality measures extend beyond pure readership to engagement metrics such as the tens of thousands of shares via social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Digg, etc.). There was a recent exchange on twitter where a prominent, intelligent and well-respected analyst predicted that content marketing will destroy social media. I mean “Whoa!”…The ”…The power of content marketing!
    [Digg] Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2
    He also notes that once-hot Digg has devolved into “the MySpace of social sharing sites.” Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. We’re all hungry for data. Marketers, we’re told, need to think like publishers. But which networks are most effective for spreading the content produced? How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing?
    [Digg] Go On Get Your Blog On: How to Empower Employees as Blogging Champions
    Social aggregators such as Digg and Stumble Upon are also great social platforms for employee participation. by Jason Miller Marketo launched a company wide initiative to train employees on all things social media last month by declaring December as Social Media Month. A series of workshops and luncheons open to all employees interested in participating and learning more about social media was put together and celebrated throughout the month.
    [Digg] The Ultimate Glossary: 120 Social Media Marketing Terms Explained
    Digg - Digg is a social news website that allows members to submit and vote for articles. Reddit - Reddit is similar to Digg. On the web today, things change fast. New applications launch every day, and existing applications continue to evolve and add new features. Just this year we witnessed the debut of Google+ and the introduction of Facebook Timeline. Even the Merriam-Webster Dictionary started adding a few to its collection!
    [Digg] Why Your Website Needs to Be Grand Central Station
    Your blog, on Facebook, on Linkedin, on Digg, on StumbleUpon, on Slideshare, etc. In order to drive sales leads for your business, you need to turn your website into Grand Central Station. Look at this image. See the people filling the Great Room at Grand Central Station? How did they get there? They are there for the trains. Trains going out and trains coming in. Without trains, Grand Central Station would be empty.
    [Digg] Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog
    Digg, Facebook, LinkedIn), even create an e-commerce store. Over the last decade, business blogs have gone from being a novelty to a leading-edge practice to an essential element for any company seeking to optimize its presence on the web. According to Small Business Trends and HubSpot , the percentage of businesses with blogs has increased from less than half in 2009 to nearly two out of three in 2011. Why are so many companies now embracing blogging?
    [Digg] How to Do Great Marketing with (Almost) Zero Money
    Make it really easy for prospective customers to find by posting to social networks like LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook as well as Digg , Delicious , StumbleUpon , SlideShare (presentations), YouTube (video). This post originally ran at SaneraPDC.com as part of March Marketing Madness. You can find the original post at [link] We wish to share it with our readers here. Or watch this Slideshare: _. You’re in for a treat!
    [Digg] Identifying the Hottest Social Networks and Niche Sites for Your Target Audience
    Digg: The most popular social news site named for the ability of users to ‘digg’ articles they agree with and ‘bury’ articles they don’t. by Maria Pergolino In the buyer driven atmosphere of 2011, B2B marketing can’t ignore social media. For the last decade, the net has been morphing into one huge social community with niches of interest breaking off and creating their own networking sites. Such online channels can’t be overlooked.
    [Digg] Should I Open A New Social Channel? 5 Questions To Ask Yourself
    Digg : Delve into this library of articles on almost every topic. General info sharing sites like StumbleUpon and Digg cover a wide variety of topics and that includes user profiles as well. by Maria Pergolino As the social media terrain becomes more populated with websites, the choices for B2B social media marketing stretch far and wide. Beyond the old (can we really say that? Facebook, has only been around for seven years, after all!)
    [Digg] The Secret to Effective Voice Mail Messages—with Kelley Robertson
    We also appreciate you sharing our content on social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Delicious, Digg , Tumblr , etc. B2B Demand Generation | Leaving Effective Voice-mail Messages. Good B2B demand generation relies on the phone. Emails are not two-way, so the phone. Kelley Robertson. plays a critical role in uncovering buyer needs and preferences. This means they leave lots and lots of voice mail messages. Improving the effectiveness of those messages would help a lot.
    [Digg] How to turn a good white paper into a great lead generation piece
    Post that content everywhere – such as Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon , Docstoc, Slideshare, etc. B2B Lead Generation : Is a White Paper just great content or a great lead generation tool. What’s the difference? In this post, we explain how to turn that great new white paper you just published into a superb lead generation tool — using the best-practice approach of one of our favorite companies, Kinaxis.
    [Digg] 7 Keys to BtoB Social Media Success
    For instance, social media covers Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Google Plus, Digg, Delicious, Reddit, and more. B2B Demand Generation | 7 Keys to BtoB Social Media Success. Social media is young and red-hot, but businesses, especially companies that sell complex products (software, hardware, insurance, etc.) struggle to get their arms around this exciting new capability. Precisely because it is so new – companies are continually trying to get their arms around it.
    [Digg] Viral Lift - How to Master the Art of Viral Marketing
    LinkedIn and social bookmarking sites like Reddit and Digg will accept a custom title and description, but no image or personalized, user-specific results information. ?SnapApp Viral Lift. Before we created the SnapApp marketing platform for our customers, Pangea Media operated a network of quiz and sweepstakes sites of our own. Our business was centered on building great interactive content, driving traffic to that content, and generating advertising revenue from that traffic.
    [Digg] People Curation
    Crowdsourced content curation (Digg and StumbleUpon). I just finished reading a great post by Ville Kilkku titled: Klout, Triberr, paper.li, and the future of content curation. It made me realize that people curation should be a lot of what we are really talking about here. But before I get to that, let me step through what he talks about. He takes us through a few different models of content curation.
    [Digg] 10 Social Media Cartoons Guaranteed to Make You Smile
    Digg in Real Life: The Bury Brigade. It's Wednesday, or Hump Day, as some call it. You're just about halfway through the workweek at this point. How about an extra little push? No, we're not talking about a second -- or third -- cup of coffee. What about some funnies? Over the past few years, we've published 45 marketing cartoons. To be honest, it's actually one of our favorite types of content to publish. After all, cartoons are.well.fun!
    [Digg] Why Niche Social Networks Like Empire Avenue Matter to Social Media Marketers
    minutes Digg 4.1 Social media websites are filled with communities and large numbers of people, and most businesses decide to strategically market to the largest websites that exist: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
    [Digg] A great title is what gets your blog post read
    In today’s decontextualized world of walls, feeds, RSS, e-mail, diggs, reddits, Stumbles, tweets, and retweets, you need to attract your potential reader based only on the appeal of your title and nothing else, especially if [.]. Image by reinvented via Flickr Long blog post short: please be as descriptive as possible when titling your blog posts.
    [Digg] What Google+ Needs to Offer Businesses
    by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this There’s no doubt Google made a huge splash when it unveiled Google+. With a reported 25 million users, it’s fastest growing social media network of all time. But the open question is whether the ripples from that initial splash will impact businesses’ social media marketing strategy. From the beginning, Google+ has promised to deliver business pages for brands, and even demanded companies remove pages set up as profiles.
    [Digg] A great title is what gets your blog post read
    In today's decontextualized world of walls, feeds, RSS , e-mail, diggs, reddits, Stumbles, tweets, and retweets, you need to attract your potential reader based only on the appeal of your title and nothing else, especially if you're new to blogging and don't happen to be Seth Godin. Image by reinvented via Flickr. by Chris Abraham. Long blog post short: please be as descriptive as possible when titling your blog posts.
    [Digg] [Chart] Thank You, Marketing Automation
    by Egan Cheung | Tweet this “ D?mo mo arigat? ”. Those first 2 words of Styx’ greatest song translates to roughly “ Thank you very much ”. And, as this Chart of the Week shows, marketers should be thanking Mr. Roboto for the automation he provides. For this chart, we divided companies into either the bottom 30%, the middle 50% and the top 20% in their use of marketing automation. We then looked at the overall volume of form submissions those companies received in the first half of 2011.
    [Digg] Are You Crushing Your Customers with Content?
    by Heather Foeh | Tweet this If you’re like me, you’re lucky to work in a company full of proactive people. It’s a good feeling. But proactive businesses especially need to make sure their teams are in synch. That’s because proactive companies are constantly developing customer content that addresses customer challenges. As Valeria Maltoni explains, customer loyalty is the byproduct of continued conversation.
    [Digg] Marketers: How To Get Noticed by “Influencers”
    by Joe Chernov | Tweet this The noisier the particular market, the more the influencers matter. After all, the person drowning in information clings to trusted sources – and influencers trade in trust. Because there are few who are truly have influence online, and because they could come from any corner of business (they may even work for one of your competitors), the struggle to get noticed is a pebble in the social marketer’s shoe. It’s a persistent discomfort.
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