Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Embracing Life

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Search & Social Awards nomination, and what's coming up on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon and retweeted on @kikolani this week. Blogging / Writing How to be an honest blogger without being a jerk Attending a sponsored blogger event - a guide for newbies The best ways to find blogs to guest post for (and when it's good to say no) 5 … [Read more...]

My Favorite 2010 Search & Social Awards Nominees

This past Monday morning, when I started my day with the usual routine checking of my TweetCaster mention alerts, I was greeted with the following tweet from @LorenBaker: Talk about a great start to the day. In just a few hours, I had the Search and Social Awards banner in my sidebar and had sent out a tweet asking readers for support. Since then, I have gotten a few messages from people mentioning that they were not familiar with many of the nominees. So I would like to take a … [Read more...]

Is Your Content in Need of a Refresh?

This is a guest post by Steve Lazuka of Interact Media. Anyone who is in blogging and business will know only too well that the world never stands still. There is always a new product, an exciting development or an emerging trend. Keeping up-to-date is what keeps a website healthy and competitive. It can therefore be surprising that many professionals have online sites where the website content is stale and in desperate need of a refresh. Consider your website is a shop window. Just as a … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & What Social Media Is and Isn’t

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, what social media is (and isn't), and what's coming up on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon and retweeted on @kikolani this week. Blogging / Writing How to create a blog post idea incubator Huge list of 120 compelling headlines for your blog How unsociable is your blog? 5 reasons readers like numbers in a headline 5 old blogging … [Read more...]

Top 5 Social Media No-No’s To Get Away From

This is a guest post by Mike Stenger, a social media consultant with a strong passion of business and all things Internet. Is the glass half full or half empty? It is, depending on how you look at it. When it comes to social media, there’s a lot of negative but most people prefer to cover the positive. The amazing things that can be accomplished, the amazing case studies, and the amazing results. Sometimes though, it’s good to step back, remove all the sugar coating, and get down to … [Read more...]

Latest WordPress Hack – Symptoms, Solutions & Resources

It seems there are a lot of WordPress hacks happening recently. Network Solutions Some WordPress blogs hosted by Network Solutions experienced a hack that made their websites redirect to a malware site. It specifically attacked the database by changing the site URL filed in the wp_options table. Although Network Solutions blamed WordPress, they ultimately announced it was a hosting problem, not WordPress. Google Cloacking Hack The Google Cloaking Hack's notable symptom is in the … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Late Edition of the Resources Mashup

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, tilt shift videos, and what's been going on and coming up on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon and retweeted on @kikolani this week. Blogging / Writing How to write a blog post in 20 minutes flat Blog post optimization, title SEO, and deadeye targeting Top 42 content marketing blogs? 6 questions for beginning bloggers 7 simple … [Read more...]

HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers

HootSuite offers many great features that can aid bloggers in managing their Twitter accounts for blogging uses including promotion, monitoring, keyword tracking, reputation management and more. The following are reasons I chose to use HootSuite as my primary Twitter management tool, and the ways I use it to help in my blogging. Inside Kikolani's Twitter Management for Blogging in HootSuite Accessibility This is the reason I chose HootSuite in the beginning. It doesn't require you to … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Internet Marketing Internship

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, details about an exciting Internet Marketing internship program, and what's coming up on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon and retweeted on @kikolani this week. Blogging / Writing 6 things to do before publishing your first blog post 10 steps to arranging and writing a killer guest post 5 conversion rate optimization tips for … [Read more...]

8 Ways Businesses Should Use Social Media

Many businesses hear about the advantages of social media in terms of marketing their products or services, but some forget to look at other major benefits of social media beyond finding leads or making a sale. Here are eight ways that businesses can use social media to learn more about themselves and their industry as well as get more involved with their clients and communities interested in what they have to offer. 1. Monitor Conversation About Themselves There are many free ways to … [Read more...]