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Online converter - convert video, images, audio and documents for free

Online converter - convert video, images, audio and documents for free | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it
Convert files like images, video, documents, audio and more to other formats with this free and fast online converter.

 

This free online file converter lets you convert media easy and fast from one format to another. We support a lot of different source formats, just try. If you can't find the conversion you need, please let us know and write us an e-mail. We probably can help you...


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Namita Patel's comment, March 18, 2012 11:27 AM
What a great resource! Thanks Martin.
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It's my pleasure Namita
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Blog Smarter: Turn Your Blogging Skills into Successful Affiliate Promotions

Blog Smarter: Turn Your Blogging Skills into Successful Affiliate Promotions | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

You're a blogger and you spends a lot of time to write your blog posts. Maybe you would like make some money so that you could continued your blog, if it's the case, this excellent article will give you interesting information about how you can do it. [note mg]

 

Like most bloggers, you probably want to make some money from your blog. Chances are good you’ve tried things like writing product reviews or putting banners or links to affiliate products into your sidebar.


But while many bloggers have mastered the “Art of Blogging” (or at least the basic principles) successfully, earning money from your blog doesn’t seem to be that easy. So what could be better for you than to use your blogging experiences and skills to improve the results of your affiliate promotions?

 

In this post, I’ll show you how you can re-purpose three of the most successful blogging strategies to get more out of your affiliate promotions. As a nice extra, these tactics will also have a positive effect on your blog. But more importantly, you’ll learn how you can merge them into a combined and even more powerful strategy for your affiliate promotions.

 

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5 Steps to Thinking Outside of the Box

5 Steps to Thinking Outside of the Box | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it
How do people think outside of the proverbial box? They know how to view things more expansively. Here's how.

 

A few years back our litigation team was faced with a seemingly insurmountable task: how to defend our client’s trademark rights against a Fortune 500 company with a massive litigation budget. They had the facts on their side. Moreover, they had money. Worst of all, they had a gaggle of lawyers that just made the case down right unpleasant. In spite of this, as luck would have it, they were missing one very crucial thing that they had never learned in law school. Something big firm life had failed to teach them. Quite simply, they were limited in their thinking to that which was rather than that which could be.

 

Looking beyond conventional defense methods, we deconstructed every element of the case until we discovered a plan to turn the tables...

 

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150+ Content Marketing & Social Media Predictions for 2012

150+ Content Marketing & Social Media Predictions for 2012 | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

Let the predictions begin.

 

We had about 50 predictions for 2009. 2010 and 2011 brought hundreds more.

 

This year’s content marketing and social media predictions contain more than 150 predictions from over 75 of the leading marketing experts (a big thanks to all our contributors).

 

Here were some of the main themes of last year’s predictions:

 

Facebook will take over the world in 2011, apparently becoming an added appendage to most humans on the face of the planet. (PREDICTION = 80% correct.)...


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Backup Your Social Media Accounts For Free With Backupify

Backup Your Social Media Accounts For Free With Backupify | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

Imagine one fine day Facebook or Twitter suspends your account. You apply for reactivation and then wait until the account is restored, but there is a good chance of your account never seeing the light of the day leaving you with no option but to open a fresh account and start all over again.

 

Social media plays a dominant role in our lives and it is estimated that 22 percent of all time online, or one in every four and half minutes is spent on a social network. Shutting down a Twitter or a Facebook account literally erases one’s online identity along with the data has been shared with friends over the years...


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Top 10 Blogs for Authors

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Serious writers, who have experienced some level of success, when probed, will reveal that they have done their homework.

 

They continuously read various magazines and blogs for authors, not just to help them improve their writing, but to ensure that they stay on top of the latest developments and opportunities.

 

Many of the opportunities that I’ve snagged were discovered only as a result of reading and interacting with others on various blogs. These are opportunities I never would’ve found, otherwise...


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8 Easy Twitter Monitoring Ideas | Social Media Examiner

8 Easy Twitter Monitoring Ideas | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

Do you want to improve your Twitter listening skills? Here’s a closer look at how to monitor your brand, yourself or your competitors using Twitter (and you don’t need to be a big business!).

 

With these points in mind, simply follow these guidelines to grow bionic listening ears.

# 1: Decide What You Want to Monitor...

# 2: Find the Best Real-Time Monitoring Tools...

# 3: Track With URL Shorteners...

# 4: Follow Hashtags...

# 5: Monitor Trends When It’s Appropriate...

# 6: Use Twitter Lists to Monitor People on Twitter...

# 7: Set Up a Listening Plan...

# 8: Build Relationships...


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The 5 Keys to Content Marketing Mastery

The 5 Keys to Content Marketing Mastery | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

What does it take to be the best?


The best copywriter, the best graphic designer, the best blogger, the best content marketer?

 

The off-the-cuff answer is 10,000 hours, popularized by the great Malcolm Gladwell book Outliers. That’s what you need to become a renowned concert violinist, a brilliant mathematician, a chess grandmaster, a Pulitzer-winning novelist.

 

That’s 20 hours a week for 10 years.

 

You may respond to this one of two ways. You might get depressed and re-consider applying for that barista job at Starbuck’s. Or you may decide to sit down and start plunking away at those hours.


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Kate Hay's comment, November 18, 2011 6:04 PM
Great post - copyblogger.com also has a great list of resource blogs...working on staying in flow mode.
Martin Gysler's comment, November 18, 2011 6:24 PM
Thanks Kate! I like the copyblogger blog it's one of the best one!
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5 Ways to Humanize Your Company With Social Media

5 Ways to Humanize Your Company With Social Media | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

We call this crazy thing we’re all addicted to social media for a reason: it’s about people. It’s about developing relationships.

 

So, if you use social media to connect with your customers (or fans, or followers, or tribe…), authenticity is a must.

 

Keep reading to discover five tips to make your company more “human.”

 

#1: Use your name
Putting a name (that’s a real, human name) on your blog posts, tweets or status updates shows your audience that you’re not a robot or an automated stream of sales pitches and company news. Using your name when updating social media humanizes your content and makes you relatable for your audience...


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6 Easy Ways to Find Compelling Content for Your Blog | Social Media Today

6 Easy Ways to Find Compelling Content for Your Blog | Social Media Today | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

Blogging is simply one of the best things you can do to build your brand. Writing in a blog doesn’t always have to be a time consuming task. The main core of your writing should be to educate and entertain your readers.

 

Content means value, and you always want to provide your readers with a great deal of value.

 

I would recommend that you focus your blog around a topic in which you are passionately interested. The huge advantage of basing your blog around your passions is that it will be fun and exciting everyday. Remember – when you do what you’re passionate about, it never feels like work. However, many people often wonder – “How do I keep coming up with content?”...


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The Complete Guide To The New Facebook Insights

The Complete Guide To The New Facebook Insights | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it
Facebook Insights is an analytics tool which you can use to see how people are interacting with your fan page, much like Google Analytics.

 

Facebook Insights is an analytics tool which you can use to see how people are interacting with your fan page, much like Google Analytics. It’s a powerful and free tool which is provided by Facebook to give you a better insight into your following, and with the release of the new version, it’s better than ever before.


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12 Signs That Your Business is Successful

12 Signs That Your Business is Successful | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it
How do small-business owners know whether they should keep the business open or close up shop?

 

Running a small business can be confusing. Many owners are just successful enough not to go out of business. The path forward is often unclear. Should they keep the business open in hopes of future success or close up shop?

 

What is that moment of truth that tells the small-business owner they will be successful? Here are 12 signs that you've got something going beyond survival.

 

1. Your company earns money while you're on vacation

Going on vacation and earning money at the same time means you have built a company, not just a job...

 

Read more: http://www.openforum.com/articles/12-signs-that-your-business-is-successful


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How To Find Royalty Free Images That Haven’t Been Overused

How To Find Royalty Free Images That Haven’t Been Overused | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

I don't know you, but for me, images are very important. A text without an image, is like a sky without stars. For this reason, I like this post with several ressources, maybe you too! [note Martin Gysler]

 

“Hey, I’ve seen that image before. Actually, I’ve seen it many times before.”


Images allow you to express what words can’t.

 

They draw the viewer in and elicit an emotional impact, providing your users with information while confirming that what your selling or promoting is real.

 

There are many affordable options available to purchase stock photography. This may be a blessing or a curse. Affordability often comes at the cost of originality.

 

It’s important to consider your ideals and the image’s ability to illustrate a concept perfectly. But consider originality as well. You wouldn’t want to fall into the trap of using cliche imagery because it’s easy and convenient.

 

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Martin Gysler's comment, February 9, 2012 3:44 PM
Great Katipsoi, I'm glad that you can use this information to improve your page.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 11, 2012 10:32 PM
So helpful and something that is a daily struggle o THANKS. Marty
Mike Ellsworth's comment, February 12, 2012 1:10 PM
Marty, thanks for the comment.

I just found another great way to search for Creative Commons images: http://search.creativecommons.org/

It automates a CC search on Google Images, Flickr and more. Wow!
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From Blogger to Book Author: The 4-Step Guide

From Blogger to Book Author: The 4-Step Guide | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

Some bloggers don’t start a blog to make money. They start blogging, because they have a message that the world needs to hear. In other words:

 

Some bloggers blog to get published.

 

Recently, I signed a contract with a book publisher. I had always hoped to one day publish a book, but I never thought it would happen in a few months.

 

What made this possible? In a word: blogging.

Image copyright Lasse Kristensen - Fotolia.com

 

If you want to go from blogger to book author, you’ll need to do a few things. But the pay-off can be significant.

 

Why you should publish a book

 

With the rising popularity of ebooks and self-publishing, why should you go with a traditional publisher?

 

Why even write a book at all? Doesn’t a blog suffice?...


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Martin Gysler's comment, January 6, 2012 7:38 AM
Hi Chuck, It's a question I am often asked me and..., I do not have a definitive answer on this. I, for one, a Baby-Bommer and I think it is not related to generation, but to humanity in general. Everyone would like always appear in the best light possible, which does not always favor the authenticity. I also think that the social media demonstrate even better the malaise of our society and the lack of commitment of most people on this earth!
Chuck Bartok's comment, January 6, 2012 10:54 AM
Thanks for the response.
Because of realistic parents, my siblings and I were never directed to operate to Please Others, rather be sure we were satisfied with our behavior.
Because, if I am on the right track, it is easier to share Abundance with others.
Self-Interest is different than Selfishness.
I bring up this point to reflect on the fact many have Stories of Benefit to share and if they focused on their personal "greatness" it would be easier to get the Job done.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 6, 2012 11:27 AM
Yes Chuck, I see and I know that each generation change. Sometimes in a good sense and sometimes on a worse way... that's life! Indeed, when people make personal work, it is easier to do something constructive with them, but I also know that for many people, it's only bla bla and serves no purpose. What makes me say that we must choose the world around us. Have a great weekend.
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12 Most Important Leadership Lessons I Learned By Hiking 12 Miles |

12 Most Important Leadership Lessons I Learned By Hiking 12 Miles | | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

I love hiking and mountains, and fortunately, Oregon is one of the best places to experience both!

But sometimes, I truly wish I lived in Kansas. This sentiment was especially strong last weekend when my husband suggested we hike up Salmon Butte, which involved a 12-mile, 3,000-foot trek near Mt. Hood Oregon. I’m slow and steady on the trail, with 7-8 mile jaunts comfortably within my “do-able” zone, but this trip posed a new challenge – it was the longest and most elevation gain hike I’ve ever attempted.

 

Add on the fact that there was going to be snow involved at some point at the higher elevations, and I knew this was going to be one of those experiences that really tested who I am as a person.

 

We set out on a cold and frosty morning, spurred on by weather reports that at higher altitudes, the weather was clear and we would be guaranteed great views–provided that we made it to the top of Salmon Butte...


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5 Golden Links for Link Building and Beyond | Outspoken Media

5 Golden Links for Link Building and Beyond | Outspoken Media | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

We’re almost halfway through our 12 Days of Christmas—er, SEO—and I want use my day to talk about five golden link finds that can help your link development efforts. I know, I know, we do a link-up post each month, but this a different kind of list.

 

Golden Link #1

http://mentionmapp.com

Mentionmapp is a simple tool to help you discover groups of people that Twitter users connect with the most. Simple: Enter a Twitter handle and watch a map of connections appear. Thicker lines indicate more interactions and recent mention between individuals...


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7 Things I Learned from the First Blogger

7 Things I Learned from the First Blogger | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

I was first called “Charlie Brown” in 8th grade. I refused to stand up and say the Pledge of Allegiance with the other kids. I didn’t like being forced to do anything. Afterwards some kids came up to me.

 

“Hey Charlie Brown,” one of them said, “you a commie?”

 

“No,” I said, “I just don’t like being forced to do something.”

 

“He’s more like a Linus,” Larry Sorbino said. Having stayed back a grade or so he was having more sex than anyone else in junior high school. I was definitely jealous of him. Everyone laughed because he was the leader of the roost. “Linus, hahaha.” And then for the next few months people would pass me in the hallway and sneer, “Hey Linus, haha” or, when they forgot who Linus was, “Hey Charlie Brown, haha!”...


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20 Tips To Increase Content Visibility On The Top 4 Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+

20 Tips To Increase Content Visibility On The Top 4 Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article intro:

 

With all the content and information cluttering the web, it's a constant struggle to get people's attention online. And with so many different social media channels available to marketers, it's difficult to make your content truly stand out.

 

As soon as you follow a few hundred Twitter users, a few hundred Twitter users are inundating your Twitter feed with information that may or may not pertain to you. So the question is, as a marketer, how do you cut through the clutter and direct the attention of prospects and customers to your social media content and messages?

 

To help make your content stand out, we've come up with a list of 20 tips for increasing content visibility on the top four social networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ ...


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Kate Hay's comment, November 19, 2011 11:23 AM
Another great scoop..I never knew about LinkedIn Answers - what a great business marketing tool.
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How Guest Posting Destroyed My Klout Score

How Guest Posting Destroyed My Klout Score | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

This post you’re reading just lowered my Klout score. How is that possible you ask?

 

Why Do We Guest Post?

 

There are only few reasons why bloggers guest post on other blogs. Here is why I do it:

- To extend my online influence (Klout)
- To rank better in search results (google)
- To tap into the host-blogger’s audience
- To reach a wider circle of followers (Twitter)

 

Online Influence


I don't know exactly how Klout calculates my influence score. No one does. It's their secret sauce so we don’t know for sure. But we can guess based on little information that we do have...


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12 Common Mistakes New Bloggers Make

12 Common Mistakes New Bloggers Make | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

Blogging’s a great way to grow awareness of you and/or your brand and, with bloggers now getting book deals and media contracts, it can also be a lucrative one.


Unfortunately, many bloggers shoot themselves in the foot by making some basic errors that holds their blog back from its true potential.
Knowing how to avoid these mistakes can mean the difference between just another blog online, and one that stands out as the kind people take notice of...


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Page Owners: Save your Discussions from Your Facebook Page Before it’s too Late!

Page Owners: Save your Discussions from Your Facebook Page Before it’s too Late! | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

Since the early days, Facebook page owners had the possibility to add a Discussions tab to their Facebook page. At some point, over 55 Million users were using this tab to talk, share their points of view, give feedback, and connect with each other. Then Facebook changed the layout of the pages, which lead to a drop in traffic, but the tab is still widely used today: 22 Million users per month use this tab.

 

Conscious of those issues, we have built a free Facebook Application called Forum for Pages in order to offer a solution for page owners to keep the discussions on their Facebook pages. The application is easy to use...


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