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Are You Getting Paid to Tweet?

Monetizing Social Media Activities

Social Media Publishers Making Money

Monetizing your social media content like your tweets or fan page content is paying off.

According to a recent survey, over one-half (56%) of social media content publishers, including Twitter users and bloggers, report having monetized their social media activities.

Although the IZEA survey finding that 88.3% of social media publishers monetize social media seems somewhat high,  they also find some interesting data.

  • Twitter users earn 298% more for their blogs than non-twitter users in social media sponsorship.
  • Most common venues for sponsored social media activity:
    • Blog posts (64.3%)
    • Twitter updates (44.5%)
  • 52.3% of social content publishers have received direct material compensation for their social content.

Learn more about social media.

Read the full post here.

Team Blogging Just Got Easier

Email Post Changes plugin - email view. Image via WordPress.com

Multi User Blogs Get Edition Notices with Plugin

Do you have a collaborative or team blog?

WordPress‘ new plugin, Email Post Changes, helps multi-user bloggers notifying them of post editions.

Email Post Changes enables email notification when a user on a multi-user or team blog has edited your post, and give you a side by side comparison of the post versions.

A great tool for collaborative content creation.

Learn more about the plugin here. Or download it for your WordPress blog.

Corporate blogging to rise 43% by 2012: eMarketer

US Companies using blogs for marketing purposes 2007-2012

Companies are finding that blogs fill a specific niche
that other forms of social media do not.
– Paul Verna, eMarketer Senior Analyst.

Social media marketing for companies is gaining traction and yielding business results.

A recent study on eMarketer shows corporate blogging to rise by 43% by 2012.

Most notable is the increase in companies marketing with a public facing blog. Up 1 in 3 (34%) in 2010, which is up from 1 in 4 (25%) in 2008.

Business value to companies in using blogs: for lead generation; as a traffic driver; for customer service.

How are you using your company blog?

Read the story on eMarketer.

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Open for Business: Google and SBA Launch Small Business Site

Google and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) launched a website to help small business site to help businesses establish an online presence and find web tools to help them succeed.

Tools for Online Success presents many of Google‘s suite of services for small businesses, entrepreneurs or solopreneurs.

Read more on the Google Small Business Blog.
Visit the Google SBA website.

Google launches Small Business Site with SBA

Killer Marketing Strategies: No free lunch?

Buy someone a meal in a random act of kindness

How far does a compliment or gesture go
in your
social networks?

Let’s be real.

We’re all hopping around the web “Like”ing all sorts of content. We spend hours daily approaching others for business and social relationships without much time or effort genuinely spent enriching the lives, not just business, of those others.

Your brand is your behavior
as seen thru the eyes of others,
both online and off.

When the hallmark of business is relationships, how you enrich your personal and business prospects can add long-tail value to your online social capital.

Your brand is your behavior as seen thru the eyes of others, both online and off. Random acts of kindness add to your social capital bottom line – and to others’. Think “community volunteering” or “philanthropy”.

Here Are 7 Things You Can Do to Build Your Social Capital:

  • Share your thoughts and professional advice as blog comments.
  • Answer a question on a Q&A forum or professional forum.
    (Linkedin Answers, Yahoo Q&A, Mac Users Forum).
  • Leave digital *hugs* on someone’s misfortunate status update.
  • Write a brief post linking to a well written, informative, or provocative blog post.
  • Retweet a company brand or product citation (#CompanyHashtag) you respect.
  • Buy or offer a stranger a cup of coffee.
  • Pay the toll for the car behind you.

Participation and contribution are the glue in building and maintaining social connections.

Add value by helping another’s product or post — or day, and add to your social capital.

Read about one blogger’s random act of kindness.

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Just Pressed: WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” hits the shelves

WordPress goes 3.0

New features abound in the newly released WordPress 3.0 named “Thelonius.”

Read more here.

Download your copy here.

Journalism 2.0: WordPress now powers The Independent

The Independent

WordPress, the blog publishing platform now powers The Independent, the UKs.

The Independent switched all its blogs on blogs.independent.co.uk from LiveJournal to WordPress. The switch now empowers the news journal offer a more customization to journalist and readers, and to “raise standards” improving the standard of comments by introducing the Disqus system.

Read about it on WordPress Blog.

Read The Independent Editor’s Blog post on it here and article here.

Learn about Disqus blog commenting system here.


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