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Your “How-To” Post Will Fail If You Don’t Use These Techniques

Your “How-To” Post Will Fail If You Don’t Use These Techniques | social media literacy | Scoop.it

Gone are the days when you could write a simple “how-to” blog post and rank in the top search results. Why is that? Two very good reasons.

 

First, all of the general and highly-competitive posts like “how-to blog” or “how-to find a roommate” are already written.

 

The other reason is Google Panda. Remember Google’s update this past year that took down a lot of the content farms? That algorithm was designed to penalize short and shallow articles and reward high-quality content.

 

Now, I’ve got good news and bad news for you.


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How to optimize your blog’s RSS feed

How to optimize your blog’s RSS feed | social media literacy | Scoop.it

Your RSS Feed is sometimes the only way your visitors experience what you have to offer on a regular basis.


It serves to inform and entertain, but is also an essential tool for driving traffic back to your website and improving your overall search-engine ranking.

 

If all your feed does is show a poorly formatted excerpt of your posts, the hundreds of visitors who are not hitting your main site everyday will have no reason to read your content or share it with others.

 

When optimizing your RSS Feed, you have to consider the kind of content you curate. There are several reasons why you may want to use your feed to generate clicks. You may have a product, feature or art-directed element to your full site that needs exposure, or your content may be largely image-driven...


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TrueTwit - Satan, Savior or Simply Misunderstood? | Social Media Today

TrueTwit - Satan, Savior or Simply Misunderstood? | Social Media Today | social media literacy | Scoop.it

My Twitter profile (@SoftwareHollis) says “I boycott TrueTwit!”.

 

I use an entire 19 characters out of my allotment of 140 to let people know that I won’t follow them it I have to validate through TrueTwit. That’s a lot of characters in TwitterLand, so it must be a big deal for me.

 

But is TrueTwit inherently an “evil” product, or simply a great product that I dislike?

 

What is TrueTwit?

 

Not familiar with TrueTwit? It’s a “validation service” that some people use on Twitter.

 

When you follow someone who uses TrueTwit, you’ll get a direct message back asking you to fill out a “Captcha” form to validate that you’re a real person...


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6 Laws Every Blogger Needs to Obey so they Don’t Get Sued

6 Laws Every Blogger Needs to Obey so they Don’t Get Sued | social media literacy | Scoop.it

If you’re a blogger, do you know how to stay on the right side of the law? Do you know what you need to do to keep the FTC from knocking on your door or to keep from getting a dreaded cease and desist letter?


Fortunately you don’t have to be a lawyer or law scholar to understand the laws that govern blogging, particularly in the U.S. In fact, you really only have to understand six basic laws. Let me explain…

 

note: I’m not a lawyer, so do consult one if you are unsure about any blogging-related laws.

 

Law #1: Do you have to disclose paid endorsements?

 

One of the most important developments in the blogosphere when it comes to U.S. law is that bloggers must be open with the fact that they are being paid to use, promote, or review a product...


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TrueTwit - Satan, Savior or Simply Misunderstood? | Social Media Today

TrueTwit - Satan, Savior or Simply Misunderstood? | Social Media Today | social media literacy | Scoop.it

My Twitter profile (@SoftwareHollis) says “I boycott TrueTwit!”.

 

I use an entire 19 characters out of my allotment of 140 to let people know that I won’t follow them it I have to validate through TrueTwit. That’s a lot of characters in TwitterLand, so it must be a big deal for me.

 

But is TrueTwit inherently an “evil” product, or simply a great product that I dislike?

 

What is TrueTwit?

 

Not familiar with TrueTwit? It’s a “validation service” that some people use on Twitter.

 

When you follow someone who uses TrueTwit, you’ll get a direct message back asking you to fill out a “Captcha” form to validate that you’re a real person...


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