The 10 Best Customer Service and Customer Engagement Platforms


1) Ning. Sample review: “It probably won’t be the subject of a Hollywood blockbuster any time soon, but the Ning platform allows you to create your very own Facebook. 6: The 24 Best Online Writing Tools and Apps. #7: 42: The 16 Best Sites for Free Stock Photos and Videos. #43:

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

Writing on the Web

Content marketing requires that you publish frequently on your site, your blog, and in social media. Here’s a quick list of survey questions to ask your target audience to help define what they want to read: What are the five top web sites you visit frequently in your work?

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


Opening this post by writing “Look, we both know that this is linkbait—a top ten list combined with infographics, c’mon!—but Top 100 Niche Job Sites by New Grad Life. Chad Bauer recommends an alternative—or rather 100 of them—niche job sites.

Your Business Blog Sweet Spot: How to Find It and Keep It

Writing on the Web

First and foremost, you must clarify your topic, and keep the readers’ needs in mind as you write each post. Here’s a quick list of survey questions to ask your target audience to help define what they want to read: What are the five top web sites you visit frequently in your work?

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

Writing on the Web

How to Write Like You Talk" alt=" Is the Social Web Changing How We Write? How to Write Like You Talk" />. I’m Barb Sawyers, a blogger who shares her interest in encouraging people to write like they talk. Just write like you talk, as if we were sitting here over coffee.

What Are Your Target Audience’s 5 Top Web Sites?

Writing on the Web

Here’s a quick list of survey questions for your target audience: What are the five top web sites you visit frequently in your work? I’m interested in knowing your top 5 web sites you visit regularly for work (besides your own, of course). My client’s blogs and sites where I manage their content marketing. Alltop blog aggregation site: My Alltop page. Neuromarketing blog and Neuromarketing social networking site on Ning.

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? by MediaPost SearchBlog Social media sites now drive more traffic to many popular sites—including Comedy Central, and Netflix—than Google does.

Content Marketing Ideas: Rethinking Blogging

Writing on the Web

Writing on my blog is my way of reaching out to people looking for ways to write content on the Web so that they can get found, get known and get new business. When’s the last time you reviewed your site or blog banner? Add this to Ning.

Directory of Social Networks for Learning Professionals

Buzz Marketing for Technology

WRITING & SPEAKING. 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 ). in Higher Education (Ning, Eduardo. Ning, Terry Freedman ). Ning, Simon ).

Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media - ReadWriteWeb

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blog , maintained by Peter Friedman and the students in his Legal Analysis & Writing classes at Case Western Reserve University of Law. Speaking of Facebook, the site makes it easy to be private - you must have email address to blog here. sites. ReadWriteWeb.

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Content Marketing Results: 18 Ways to NOT Get Blog Traffic

Writing on the Web

Here’s a typical one… “Okay, Patsi, I’ve been following you for a while now, and your blog writing tips have helped. Action : No easy way to retweet a post, or share to other social sites. automatically updates his selected sites. Add this to Ning.

The Bamboo Project Blog

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software that links to networking site (e.g. for Learning Professionals Ning where were on day three of the course, one of the more active forum discussions has been on getting value out of LinkedIn. Moodle, Second Life, Ning, etc.) Search This Site.

Phony Testimonials and Dumb Social Proof

Writing on the Web

Has no first and last name, photo or link to their site. A perfect example can be seen on Internet marketing gurus sites. Ask clients to write a testimonial for you and suggest they add a few results from working with you. Ask people on social media sites if they need such a product, or if this product seems like a good idea to them. Add this to Ning. Related posts: Is the Social Web Changing How We Write? How to Write Like You Talk.

Rant: The Problem with Formatting Sales Pages.

Writing on the Web

Even when you’re giving something away, for FREE, you’ve got to write good “sales&# copy that spurs people into action. Add this to Ning. Related posts: 6 Point Outline for Writing Great Sales Copy. 10 Steps to Writing Sales Copy for a Free Telecall.

The B2B Inbound State of Mind: Build the Brand

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93% of B2B buyers use search to begin the buying process and 37% post questions on social networking sites when looking for suggestions." 25 brand building inbound marketing tactics: Write a post on your B2B blog. Write a press release. Write an ebook.

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

Writing on the Web

Many independent professionals want to be in control of their sites, without having to go through a webmaster, and without learning coding or programming. Wordpress makes it easy for anyone to update their own site. Once set up, you can easily publish fresh content, write sales copy, add product pages, and benefit from the facility with which Wordpress works with the search engines. Add this to Ning. Online Surveys & Market Research.

Sales & Landing Pages Using Wordpress: Learn How

Writing on the Web

There are a few drawbacks to using WP, if you are using it for product pages, affiliate product landing pages or email squeeze pages: There are too many distractions when headers, navigation menus, and sidebars are present…and you want these elements on most of the pages of your site – just NOT your landing pages! Add this to Ning.

19 New Featured Sources on the B2B Marketing Zone


I thought I would take advantage of the power of the system to let you know about these new sources, what topics they tend to write about and some of their recent top posts. Writing on the Web ( Ning Advertorial Business Blogging Online Marketing Linkedin Landing Page ).

Online Persuasion: What Do Clients Say?

Writing on the Web

Do these same persuasion tactics work for sites and businesses that aren’t selling physical products? In 2007, Peter De Vries and Ad Pruyn studied whether recommendations influenced Web site visitors’ decisions when buying digital cameras and choosing tourist destinations. Will these results translate to sites for executive coaches, speakers, authors and other independent service providers? Guess what I see on many sites for service providers?

The Power of Educational Technology: Preparing Students to Succeed in the 21st Century

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Online social networks, such as Ning , Twitter , and even Facebook , provide teachers with a way to meet colleagues from around the world and around the country. There are also similar documents for teacher and administrator technology literacies on the ISTE site. Im in the process of trying to write a vision statement for 21st C learning as part of a 3 yr strategic plan and have found your thinking here very useful. Ning. (1). Doing the Ning Thing.

How to Make Social Proof Work Online

Writing on the Web

We are somewhat less influenced when we don’t know them, but we can imagine them because their is a name, a company name, a link to their site, and maybe a persona description of them (like, for example, a stay-at-home mom, a runner, a CEO, a Ph.D.). Add this to Ning.

Blog Checklist: 10 Items BEFORE You Publish…

Writing on the Web

You’re in a hurry, you write up a short post (300 words), hit publish, and then realize you’ve forgotten to write the headline… or select tags… or add any links or images! Write 350-600 words ( educate, entertain, engage, enrich readers). Write headline (compelling yet clear, keywords). Connect with social sites (use Sexy Bookmarks, etc.) Add this to Ning. Anatomy of a Blog Post: A Writing Checklist.

Social Media Strategy? Think Like a Reporter


When: how often will you write new blog posts? Where: which social media sites and tools will you use? Recent surveys have shown that while businesses are embracing social media in droves, many are doing so without any real strategy in place.


Content Marketing Results: Landing Pages Rule

Writing on the Web

You can’t get results from all the content you’re creating and publishing on your blog, e-newsletter, social media sites, unless eventually you send people to a landing page and ask them to take action. Add this to Ning. How do you get readers to take action?

Social Networking for Business: What’s Right for Yours?

Writing on the Web

Don’t forget, it might (or might NOT) be any of the “Big 3″ It could be a small community on a Ning network just waiting for an expert like you to join in the conversation. Related posts: Social Writing: Don’t ignore networking sites. Learn to use social networking sites for your own business… 4 Time-Saving Tips for Social Media Marketing. Is the Social Web Changing How We Write? How to Write Like You Talk.

Checklist: How to Start a Business 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. Target Audience – Who are you writing for? Bloggers – Who is writing? Will you be the one writing articles?

Connecting 2 the World

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Being pressed in this way to write puts one in a similar position to the poet who is about to create from “the world of Thou&# (abstract thought) a tangible, explicit piece of written knowledge. This actually brought back a debate I had with my dissertation committee while writing my prospectus. This explains the role of language in communities of practice and the role of writing in learning. Labels: knowledge management , language , work literacy , writing to learn.

New Communication Tech and Work Literacy Presentation

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We support embeds from Youtube, Google Videos, BlipTV, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Viddler, Yahoo Videos and several other approved sites only. networking (facebook, bookmarking) LinkedIn, Ning). Information filtering when reading and writing ï?® Journaling and writing as a form of reflective learning ï?® (beta). Browse. My Slidespace. Upload. Community. Widgets. Latest. |. Most Viewed. |. Most Embedded. |. Featured. |. Most Favorited. |. Most Downloaded. |.

Being Lightweight: Tools We Use | Common Craft - Explanations In Plain English

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Web Site - Were fans of content management platforms like Drupal , Wordpress , etc. We only know basic html, so when were working with designers on a new Common Craft site, we make easy, lightweight management a big priority. Ive wasted too many hours trying to write code.

Blogging and culture

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On the Work Literacy Ning , the group is looking at blogs this week. Blogging allows the student to write out their thoughts, in a public place, as it forms. Blogs tend to have a more formal written structure (and those who use it educationally often require a formal tone to the writing) and is much less socially bound (such as a social network like Facebook). Labels: blogging , wlning , writing to learn. Writing forces learning. Sites of Interest.

The FASTForward Blog " Managing Personal Knowledge: Setting a Foundation for Transformation? : Enterprise 2.0 Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary

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Tom was writing Thinking for a Living at the time. Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. This site is a companion blog to the FASTforward conference and summit series and is sponsored by FAST. Managing Personal Knowledge: Setting a Foundation for Transformation? by Bill Ives. May 2, 2007 at 2:45 pm. · · Filed under Enterprise 2.0.

Blogging Benchmaks: In Search of the Missing Metrics

B2B Marketing Savvy

Measurable site hits have grown to 1000+/week; . Five core contributors: writing, editing. All these I highly value but the ramp is very slow compared to site traffic itself. End of the day if no one visits/reads, the blog may still have value as a writing exercise or means to clarify thinking, but most of us will blog as an opportunity to connect to a larger community and dialogue on shared topics. pages viewed, time on the site, etc.

Connecting 2 the World: Lessons learned from New Communication Technologies in Organziational Life

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I began the course design by breaking up New Interactive Technologies (New Communication Technologies for this course) into four categories dependent upon the intended use: communication (mobile communication technologies such as cell phones, pdas, video conferencing), information sharing (pod and vodcasting, visual information software, blogs, pageflakes), collaboration (wikis, groupware), and networking (facebook, LinkedIn, Ning). Writing forces learning. Sites of Interest.

Ple - LTCWiki

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The differing viewpoints of PLEs are reflective of infancy of the concept, and the practical applications of the read/write web itself. PLEs site at a crossroads of societal change (the shift to more informality and increased questioning of authority), new affordances of technology, [ edit ] Why PLEs? Social networking services Ning. From LTCWiki. Jump to: navigation , search Contents. 1 Overview. 2 What is a Personal Learning Environment? 3 Why PLEs? Why Now?