5 Options to Monetize Your Blog

By philcohen4 Most people don’t make very much money from their blogs, but this is partially because they don’t know how to effectively monetize them. If you want to make money from your blog, take a look at these five options for making money—as long as you’re willing to put in the time and effort to implement them.

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Source: Social Media Today

    

Of Roku, Angry Birds, and the Importance of the Cloud

By Chris Horton IBM’s recent acquisition of Cloudant is just the latest reminder that the cloud wars may not be too distant in our horizon. However, this post is not about such heady fare. Instead, I’d like to share a recent personal experience I had with Roku and Angry Birds which I believe argues for the necessity of the cloud for individuals as well as businesses.

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What Can Digital Marketers Learn from Holmesian Deduction? Hint: It’s in the Small Data [PART 1]

By Loni Stark Digital marketers are overwhelmed to distraction with data: Big Data, third-party data, testing, analytics, etc. No doubt data is a useful, powerful, and essential asset for predicting the behavior of a target market, but deep customer loyalty is still sown and nurtured through one-on-one interactions.

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Source: Social Media Today

    

In Search of the Holy Grail of Social: Return on Human Potential and Participation

By Localspeak I think there was a general consensus at Social Media Week NYC last week that data-driven marketing produces higher ROI, ROE (return on engagement)—and higher “return” period on all brand value propositions. That’s the good news. And it signals an important new threshold in brand marketing thinking.

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Source: Social Media Today

    

Announcement from Social Media Today

By Robin Carey I’m delighted to announce that Simon Pearce, Founding Partner of Fabric Branding, is now working with Social Media Today to advise us on our integrated marketing products and services. Simon’s task is to help us to build on top of what we have learned through our successful collaborations with leading companies like Siemens, Shell, Oracle and SAP.

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Pinterest Traffic: 3 Fast Tricks You Can Use Today

By Angela Booth Want some Pinterest traffic? Some of my clients still don’t believe that they can get useful traffic from Pinterest. While it’s true that Pinterest won’t send you masses of traffic when your account is new, the traffic you do get pays off. Let’s look at some FAST tricks that will increase your Pinterest traffic quickly.

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Source: Social Media Today

    

Digital Love: How We Fall in Love in the Era of Social Media

By LaurentFrancois If Internet is made of servers, cables and electronic components, the magic of its technological chemistry lies in our ability to make it an emotional territory. Let’s talk about love for once, and, more precisely, about falling in love. The guys who were born now won’t fall in love the same way we used to.

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Source: Social Media Today

    

3 Online Lead Generation Worksheets for Marketers [FREE]

By Randy Milanovic Lead generation works best when you’re focused on compelling content, not trying to keep things like dates and file names straight. And so, in the spirit of sharing, we are giving away three of our most important lead generation worksheets – the same ones we use every day to achieve amazing results for our clients – absolutely free.

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Content Marketing Minds: The Magic Smoosh-3 Plan for Killer Content

By FeldmanCreative Up for a shortcut? Here’s a lesson on how to swipe, smoosh, smooth and spice up source material to create original content. It’s perfectly legit. If you’re struggling to get started on a blog post, give the magic smoosh-3 plan a try. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying to suppress your creativity. I’m trying to give it a kick-start.

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Source: Social Media Today