Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg introduced Graph Search. As the whole social media world was buzzing with the news, I decided to wait until everything had calmed down a bit to conduct some research and see what people had to say about it.
In this article, I will give you a general idea of what Graph Search is, with links to articles that you might be interested in checking out.
Blogging can be its own reward. It helps the blogger understand his subject—be it himself, his business, his hobby, or something else entirely—better than he did before. It improves the blogger’s writing ability. It encourages discipline, hard work, and consistency. And it’s fun.
But for most bloggers, that’s not all the rewards they have in mind. Most bloggers would like another thing, as well: A big, devoted following of readers. Having people read the content on your blog makes all the effort needed to create your content seem worthwhile. It provides a validation, gives your content a wider audience, and (if your blog is tied to a business) can make a serious difference in your bottom line.
So if you want more followers for your blog, here are several ways you can tweak your blogging habits or your WordPress themes to get a bigger audience for your blog.
My friend Lady Khadija, a talented artist and fellow social media advocate, is ready to launch DGTS Multimedia & Learning, a new series of webinars for artists, entrepreneurs, and educators interested in making the most of social media and new technologies.
Join us! It will be fun!
Every week, I share my favorite social media articles from around the blogosphere on Creative Ramblings. Here is my list for December 31, 2012 – January 6, 2013:
The following scene gets enacted in numerous workplaces every day.Joe enters the cafeteria, and Sally, a senior executive, is standing right in front of him. Sally makes eye contact, smiles and asks
Like a business card, an elevator pitch will make a true difference in the way others see you...
Excerpted from review article by Journalism.co.uk:
"The platform enables users – such as journalists and photographers – to build interactive and visually captivating packages of content, which can then be embedded within a news site.
We discussed the concept with founder Bjarke Myrthu, who describes Storyplanet as "a packaging or a wrapping or an interface tool", which journalists can use to bring together collections of their work in a great user experience.
"So if you have a bunch of different media types, some text, some video, some photos, you can create a really nice package out of it that people can navigate in different ways," Myrthu added.
Each story is built on a grid, which users can then add "tiles" to, which effectively form each page of the story, and appear like slides in a presentation.
The grid format means tiles can be arranged in different structures based on the desired flow of the story and navigation between pages can also be applied.
Using the builder tool each tile can be laid out, edited and have content added to it, whether that is a photo, video, piece of audio or just text.
The content of a tile can vary from featuring just a photo to acting as an index page with a list of sections, like chapters, which can be clicked on by the viewer to reach different parts of the story.
Users can also edit transitions between tiles, the order of the tiles and other details such as changing the background colour of the tile.
The final product is viewable via a URL and can also be embedded, and played through the Storyplanet player. Currently this is a Flash player, but Storyplanet is currently working on a HTML version..."
Read full original article here:
Check out it and request an invite here: https://www.storyplanet.com
Here are two tutorials: https://www.storyplanet.com/tutorials
A single post is like a hook trying to catch prospects attention. What chance does your 1 hook stand? Blog Post Series let you scale like the net fisherman.
Brilliant post by Nick Kellet!
Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest happenings in the social media world.
URL-shortening service Bitly released on Tuesday three new social data
I am really happy that so many of you enjoyed reading the first extract from my upcoming new eBook. The interest you have shown for the project is very heart-warming!
Yesterday, I posted the picture above on social networks, and got some great feedback as well. So, I figured that it would be a good idea to share what I have written for that chapter so far.
The content of this chapter may change when I reach the second draft. I count on you to let me know what you think in the comment section!
Over the years my co-founder and I have launched 5 products, and we’ve helped hundreds of other companies launch their products.
Launching a product successfully is a science in itself — unless you find the right help.
Neil Patel shares some great insights and examples in his article. His seven takeaways are:Collect emails earlyContact the media as soon as you canThere’s nothing wrong with a betaPrice your product carefullyCompetition will always be aroundPolish your messageAlways keep the momentum going
As a newcomer to digital marketing I was amazed at the amount of information available on the subject of SEO. The number of blogs, forums, business and tool sites offering advice is huge, so it’s not hard to find everything you need to know. The tricky part is filtering it, working out what is worth remembering and what should be ignored. It’s easy to become overwhelmed.
I do believe it is possible to create strategic advantage by delivering great content and executing a social media initiative well. But the entry barriers to creating a Facebook page and initiating engagement, for example, are so low, I think it is unlikely that this can truly be “strategic.” Engagement should more likely be viewed as a tactic that supports an over-arching marketing strategy, unless you truly have some super-human community management skills that consistently bring customers in the door.
Excellent article by Mark Schaefer! A must read.
Marketers and graphic designers have long known that color plays a major role in the success of any marketing campaign. Specific colors tend to stir certain
Did you know that the colors you choose to use on your website / blog play a vital role in the bouncing rate and length of time people spend browsing?
Brian Morris shares short but good insights on the "psychology" of colors in marketing in this article.
“Social media fatigue” is a phrase used more and more loosely by entrepreneurs to express the frustration they experience when they do not get immediate results from their attempts at leveraging social media.
As Rhea Drysdale contends, it is time we stopped calling it fatigue, and started facing the real issues: fear and disappointment.
“It’s easy to pretend like we don’t care what others think of us and justify our fear and disappointment. The truth is, we do care. Maybe not about everyone, but we all have an audience who is important to us. They’re probably the motivation behind everything we do. I care most about what my family, my employees, my clients, and my mentors think of me. I don’t want to disappoint them or say anything stupid on social media that will make them question something about my character, work, or values. That’s why it’s so much easier to not even try. You can’t have negative consequences if you don’t act, so we let fear and disappointment produce “social media fatigue.””