The first campaign was weeks long, on a billboard over a well-traveled thoroughfare outside of Minneapolis. Once a week, the billboard was painted over. Green, one week. Then Red. Finally, in its last iteration, blue. [Read more…]
Blogger outreach is an important element if you want to take your blog to the next level. As it often has been said, you cannot rely on publishing excellent content alone. You need to get the word out about what you have to say.
If you do not have a blogger outreach strategy, then take a look at this: The Art of Outreach: How to Build Relationships with Fellow Bloggers.
When reaching out to other bloggers, there is one thing that you cannot avoid: sending emails. Sure, there is always Twitter and other platforms, but more often than not, you go back to email.
And that is where an effective email signature comes in. [Read more…]
If you’re reading this article, then your site or sites are probably optimized exclusively for the English-speaking audience. You’ve also probably never considered translating your website to cater to the non-English speaking audience. By the end of this article, you will come to realize why you’ve been missing out big time.
Some people might think that English is the primary language of the internet as well as the entire world of online commerce. But the truth is; English is only spoken by 32.8% of the entire online community. And as the competition gets smaller, this measly number gets even smaller. [Read more…]
In order to stay relevant in the evolving blogosphere, bloggers need to invest in video content. You don’t have to completely transform your blog into a “vlog,” but you should have a plan for integrating visual content into your existing strategy. If you don’t, you’ll get left behind sooner or later. [Read more…]
Are you a textbook oversharer? Do your friends and family ever tell you that you’re posting way too much information online? Do random strangers ever walk up to you in public and ask how your dinner was last night? #Awkward.
New social media apps come and go, and pretty much no one notices — and as it turns out, that’s really a problem. No matter how great a new app is, if no one is using it, if no one knows it exists, if it never gets any traction, it fades away into the graveyard of failed apps in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. [Read more…]
To those considering starting a blog, the process seems easy: Choose a subject, create a site, and start sharing your brilliance with the world. How hard could it be to write about the stuff you’re interested in, take photos, and post it online? [Read more…]
For many, celebrity and average Joe alike, Twitter is the go-to social media platform. Its limited 140-character updates ensure that the platform remains simple to use. While it may be a little off-putting to the outsider, using symbols like hashtags (#) or commercial ats (@) are all over tweets, which helps Twitter retain its raw, startup feel. Politicians, movie and pop stars, religious figures and even terrorists organizations lean on Twitter to get their message to the masses easily.
Editor’s note: This post was written by James E. Hein, a web developer with 10 years of experience. He has immense interest and knowledge in the technology area. He is also working as a strategist in projects related to business and technology. You can follow him on Twitter.
Storytelling is one of the oldest (and most effective) forms of communication. Since the advent of language after signs, storytelling became a part of cultural rituals all around the world. In the olden days, every village and town had its own storytellers who used to entertain the locals with their stories every evening. All they needed to conjure up a story was an idea, a gossip, or a stimulus of any kind, and their imaginations did the rest. The art of storytelling has evolved through the ages, but the basics remain the same. Even today, gossips and rumors lead to the publication of featured lifestyle magazines.
All they needed to conjure up a story was an idea, a gossip, or a stimulus of any kind, and their imaginations did the rest. The art of storytelling has evolved through the ages, but the basics remain the same. Even today, gossips and rumors lead to the publication of featured lifestyle magazines. [Read more…]