Here are the top ten social media and blogging posts this week…
Maybe you’re like a lot of bloggers who started a blog as a newbie, on a whim, but didn’t get into a good rhythm until many months in. Sometimes it takes a while to really get a good “feel” for our niche and settle on the right topic. And then it’s hard to know what to do with the blog that seems to be scattered all over the place. Maybe you want nothing more than to start with a clean slate.
Facebook’s new Insights have many people scratching their heads, trying to understand how these social media metrics can help their marketing and branding efforts, how best to use the information available and exact what it all means.
All of those conversations might seem like a waste of time to some people, but they are leading to real business for me, and I bet they have for many of you as well. And no, it doesn’t always happen overnight, and it often doesn’t happen when you try to ‘force’ it.
From one recovering solopreneur to another let me tell you frankly that the solopreneur within me has finally capitulated to the fact that it’s not nearly as an attractive model as it once was. In fact, I’m now somewhat repulsed by the idea. Not only that, I’ve actually been more successful now that I’ve put the solopreneur act on hold. This idea of doing things “on my own” within my own little vacuum and coming up with ingenuity and ground-breaking innovation is a farce, a lie. The point that I’m making is this: It’s far more healthy, far more satisfying, and the potential for success is far higher when you partner with others.
Unsubscribes are, in very technical terms, a huge bummer. Sure, a certain amount of self-scrubbing is good for every email list, but you can’t help but wonder if there’s something you could have done differently to save some of those subscribers.
One of the best ways to get actionable data out of your Google Analytics is to set up goals. Setting up a goal in Google Analytics tells it that someone has completed something important on your website, such as buying product, signing up to your email list, or similar.
Do you blog? Feel like you’re trying to reinvent the wheel time and again? Looking for some ideas to simplify your content creation process? What follows are 26 tips, from A-Z, to help you create optimal blog posts every time you sit down to write.
We’ve all been there, right? That first idea pops into your head, and then another, and then, oh my, you’re already thinking of redesigning the layout of our blog, but you also have that ebook you want to start, and you’re supposed to have a newsletter out at the end of the month! Your to-do list keeps growing and growing and there’s no end in sight.
The goal here is to better understand how to use images others create in a way that is both respectful of the author’s ownership rights and allows others to use it.
2012 is the year where social media oversaturation hits hard. We will scale back on our participation in social networks, and we will most certainly scale back who we choose to follow as sources. This won’t be because someone is bad or good. It will be based on whether the connection with that person adds value to the stream of information we’re cultivating or not.
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