Social Media Analytics: Measuring the Web’s Newest Marketing Frontier

This guest post is by Justin McGill, founder and CEO of SEORCHERS (read: [surch-ers]), a local web marketing firm specializing in organic search engine optimization (SEO) with a focus on converting visitors into clients. Facebook has long been a thorn in the side of marketing executives who understand the necessity of creating exposure on the popular networking site but who cringe at the thought of being unable to effectively measure ROI through traditional web analytics. While Facebook … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Getting Hot on Sphinn

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup and getting hot on Sphinn. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging / Writing 10 reasons your site isn't getting enough traffic and how to fix each 5 ways to make friends with strangers on your blog 45 exciting words to spice up your blog headlines 3 basic elements for a user friendly blog Ethics of blog commenting Business / … [Read more...]

10 Habits of Effective Bloggers

This is a guest post by Tom Walker of CreativeCloud, a refreshing blend of printer technology news, guides, and reviews. There are tens of thousands of blogs out there, many of which will never make it past the initial stages of early bloghood. Sometimes this is just due to bad luck, harsh competition, and poor planning, but equally as likely is that the decline of these blogs is due to their owners' poor management or inability to effectively maintain the site and communicate with their … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Twitter Top Ten

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Letterman's Twitter Top Ten, and what's coming up on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging / Writing Massive list of blog post ideas Blogging in 2010 - what you need to know Top 10 productivity tips for bloggers How to master blogging How hard work will help you achieve your blogging goals Business / … [Read more...]

Potential Benefits of Duplicate Content

This is a guest post by Duncan, a digital marketing expert. Last week, I wrote a guest post here on duplicate content, detailing some of the ways Google determines the original source of content, and which versions have been scraped or syndicated. Whilst it is often the case that you don’t want your content appearing all other the web due to duplicate content issues, someone raised an interesting point in the comments about the positives of having your content out there, duplicate or not. … [Read more...]

Social Media for Non-Profit Organizations

This is a guest post by Forest Whaling. If you would like Forrest to write for your blog, please leave your request in the comments or visit MyBlogGuest (username Fgump910). It is no secret that the web's new social media outlets are a wonderful way to reach a large audience and get them involved. After having the privilege of working with the CO based youth outreach program SOS Outreach, I have come to realize the power of social media and its ability to draw traffic and conversions. If you … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Official Eclipse Trailer

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, the official Twilight Saga Eclipse trailer, and what's coming up on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging / Writing 5 additional ways to recycle your content The five hour blog post Tips for guest posting and protecting your content and reputation when guest blogging Iron Maiden guide to rockstar blogging Valuable … [Read more...]

How Google Handles Duplicate Content

This a guest post from Duncan, an internet marketer who blogs about everything from on-site optimization to finding the best links on the net. Duplicate content is a hot topic at the moment, with much speculation about if it can harm your site, or if you can actually benefit from scraping content from other sites and placing it on your own. Most webmasters, bloggers and SEO experts agree that accidental internal dupe content, caused by pagination, categorization etc, won’t harm your site … [Read more...]

Valuable Commenters vs. Comment Spammers

Comment spam. Everyone has encountered it. Even the typical blog reader who just stumbled upon an article for something they searched in Google has probably seen their fair share of comments from people by the name of Loan Modification that think that article is a "great post" and would also like to drop in the fact that they offer incredible deals. Here are some different viewpoints of valuable comments and comment spam from blog owners to link builders. Blog Owners Perspective As a … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & a Viral Video

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, an effective viral video, and what's coming up on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging / Writing Online content theft - find out if your content is being stolen Headline writing techniques that work Blog trolls How to match 10 key success metrics to your blogging strategy How to keep readers coming back to your … [Read more...]



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