Top 10 Social Media Time Saving Tips for the Busy Blogger

This is a guest post by Brad Smith. Building a good social media presence doesn't have to take all your time. You just need to work smart, and focus on the activities that produce the highest ROI. Because you'll start to notice that specific activities pay off a lot more than others. Here's how you can identify those activities, grow your audience, and save yourself a ton of time in the process. Image courtesy of deanmeyersnet. 1. Have a Clear Goal The most common … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Improve Your Pinterest Profile in Five Minutes

This is a guest post by Allison Boyer, Community Outreach Coordinator and regular blogger for BlogWorld. Is your Pinterest profile optimized so you're found and followed by other users, repinned as much as possible, and sending tons of traffic back to your site? For most users, the answer is no, unfortunately. Don't worry: Pinterest is still a very new social media site and we're all still learning! If you have five minutes, though, you can totally improve your Pinterest profile with just … [Read more...]

How To Develop a Routine to Manage Social Media

This is a guest post by Justin McGill. When it comes to your social media routine keep it simple. There is too much information floating around out there on social media to consider it all. Bottom line, if how you're using social media isn't helping you meet your goals, DON'T DO IT! Photo Credit: Mark Biddle Developing Your Routine The following will help you get on the right path for developing a social media management routine. 1. Start by getting tools that make your … [Read more...]

It’s Not Just Pinterest RE: Copyright & Legal Issues

Because Pinterest is the hot topic of social media, it has come under a lot of scrutiny. First about the use of affiliate links, and now about copyright issues in relation to items saved (or "pinned") by users. Essentially, people are freaking out and removing their Pinterest content because they fear the repercussions based on the legal translation of their terms of service. But is Pinterest the first to do this? Not by a long shot. Disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer. I'm not even really that … [Read more...]

Using Google+ Hangouts to Get More Exposure for Your Google+ Business Page

This is a guest post by Kevin Lau. It's still the early days for Google+ and plenty of people are getting to grips with the various tools this social platform has. This is even truer for business users, who have only recently been able to set up business pages to help promote their work. One of the main features Google+ has to offer is Google+ Hangouts. Google+ Hangouts enable you to initiate video chats with other Google+ users who are in your Circles who also have access to a video … [Read more...]

560 Resources for Blogging, Online Marketing, and Starting a Business

This year, along with my Fetching Friday weekly roundups, I compiled several major resource collections for a variety of topics. As 2011 comes to an end, I thought I would share my 10 favorite list posts for anyone ready to learn more about analytics, conversions, email marketing, engagement, link building, keyword research, social media, starting their own business, usability testing, and WordPress. I hope you enjoy them! 50 Google Analytics Resources - 50 resources to help you get … [Read more...]

Buffer Review – My Favorite Time Saving Twitter Tool

As I recently mentioned in my BlogWorld recap, I met Leo Widrich, one of the guys behind the Buffer App for Twitter sharing. Now as many of you might know, I'm a huge fan of HootSuite for my Twitter management needs. For the longest time, I have heard people raving about Buffer, but I figured I didn't need another app to schedule tweets since I could already schedule tweets in HootSuite. What I didn't realize is how much simpler Buffer really is. Let me demonstrate. Before I begin, … [Read more...]

5 Things Blogging Taught Me About Tweeting

This is a guest post by Leo Widrich. It was less than 6 months ago that I decided to fully start out on Twitter. I soon got sucked in to a fantastic environment of helpful and knowledgeable tweeps. I was blogging for a while before. Vividly I applied some key lessons I learnt and my experience was that it worked extremely well on Twitter too. The most important part was that it came naturally because I was already used to these techniques. 1.) Don’t Rant – Copy … [Read more...]

How I Use Triberr

Over the last few months, I have been trying out the Triberr service as a way to expand my content's exposure to new audiences and to give my followers more content from other blogs as well. Now I know some of you will remember my post awhile back about why I turned off Twitterfeed, and you may wonder if I have gone back to automating. The answer is I haven't. I was wary of Triberr for the longest time, until I found out that they had created a manual option where you can review posts … [Read more...]

3 Great Social Media Lessons From Ancient History

This is a guest post by Ajay Chavda. Social media is capable of changing you, your business or your perspective overnight. It is important that we understand the social media before jumping on the social bandwagon. Tweeting, Facebook sharing and video making is only a miniature subset of the entire social ecosystem. History can teach us a lot about social media. In fact, history has known to be the very supporting pillar of social interaction. Various events spread across the timeline in … [Read more...]



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