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The 14 Best WordPress Plugins for Social Media and SEO for 2012

The 14 Best WordPress Plugins for Social Media and SEO for 2012 | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

One of the ways to improve your blog in 2012 is by using plugins that make it more social media optimized and SEO friendly.

 

Having the right plugins can give you an edge over other blogs and can also assist you in gaining the extra functionality you need for your WordPress-powered site, especially if social media is an important part of your marketing strategy. Let’s have a look at the top plugins that I recommend you utilize in 2012. There’s a few new plugins in the mix together with several plugins that I recommended in my Best 2011 WordPress Plugins for Social Media and SEO that you’ll want to reference if you haven’t done so.

 

Social Media WordPress Plugins for 2012


There are many ways to utilize the power of social media to help spread the word about your blog posts. The 3 essential types of plugins you need to have here that I cover below are social sharing, social commenting, and integrating Twitter:

 

Read more: http://windmillnetworking.com/2012/01/10/best-wordpress-plugins-social-media-seo-2012/


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TuristicaCO's comment, January 17, 2012 7:03 AM
nice Thnaks
Martin Gysler's comment, January 18, 2012 7:19 AM
Thank you Chuck and your welcome Lino :-)
Martin Gysler's comment, January 18, 2012 7:19 AM
You're welcome TuristicaCO :-)
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Weebly website or blog builder

Weebly website or blog builder | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Create a neat website in minutes using the free tool Weebly.

 

From the site: "Named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites, Weebly has an easy, drag & drop interface to create your own website. It's free, powerful, and professional."


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Social Media has Evolved into the Art of Storytelling, and We Must All Become Masters of it.

This piece was written by Lauren Fisher for Simply Zesty - Lots of good insights and resources. I'm paraphrasing what caught my attention from the perspective of brand storytelling and how important narrative is in today's marketplace.


Excerpt:


Social media now as an essential form of communication, another side we don't often consider is its role in the evolution of storytelling. Throughout nearly every society and stage in history, storytelling has had a crucial role to play.



How this applies to social media


**we are now all storytellers, telling a story about ourselves through social media that plays a crucial role in the way in which others perceive us, but also, interestingly, how our own lives are preserved.


Here's my takeaway:


**It's important for brands to tell stories that speak to their consumer's needs and core values. Stories that are constantly evolving and living in real time because of digital technology and social networking .


**Stories become conversations that can lead to transactions and brand loyalty


Those brands or individuals that are succeeding the most in social media are those that are able to tell the best stories through digital means, in the most interesting ways.


Some people understand this better than others. Some for example understand the need to constantly create new ‘chapters’ in the story, to use social media constantly to share and create information so that our own personal timelines or stories consistently grow and provide entertainment.


Not only building up a more complete history of ourselves, but a more adept form of entertainment at the time. In just a few years we will have mastered the art of social media and that means we will have become masters of storytelling.


********The consequences of this for society are wide-reaching and most importantly, fundamental for connecting societies and individuals in a completely new way.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Storytelling, Social Media & Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/vjd2fw]


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janlgordon's comment, November 20, 2011 7:29 AM
Hi Gregg, This piece is a real gem, thanks for sharing it!
Gregg Morris's comment, November 20, 2011 7:49 AM
Thank you Jan!