Too many posts to handle? If you missed out on a great post from last month, here’s a quick digest of the top posts that you may want to check out:
- Blogging Jobs
Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2009 in Uncategorized – Comments: (1)Blogging jobs are a new phenomenon. Just a decade ago if someone at a cocktail party asked you what you do and you said, “I’m a blogger,” they would probably look at you with a squint and quickly find someone else to talk to. These days, though, blogging jobs are legit, recognized, and a way to make a real income. There are many different ways to have blogging jobs:1. Freelance blogging:Freelance bloggers write for a variety of different blogs and are either paid per post or based on traffic to their posts. Bloggers who write this way are producing content either in their area of expertise or bulk content, often for the purposes of search engine optimization.
- MarketLeverageTV and @MLDina interview Murray Newlands #ASE09
Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing Conference – Comments: (3)I was interviewed by MarketLeverageTV along with some other faces you may recognise in New York at the MarketLeverage party.
- 360 degree feedback London and Cambridge with Vandy Massey of Engauge
Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (1)Tell me about your Blog?Our blog is about providing cool and fun employee development and engagement information, providing our readers with useful tools, hints and tips they can take back into their work place. We also like to help challenge peoples thinking and encourage them to look at things differently, so often there are posts which encourage and debate different perspectives. We encourage people to leave their views as comments on the posts and this has started some interesting discussions.What is the biggest tip you would give to a newbie blogger?Be passionate and true about what you blog.
- Affiliate Banner and Affiliate Banner Creative’s
Affiliate Banner and Affiliate Banner Creative’s.Affiliate banner creative’s are essential to affiliates promoting the campaign. You will need to provide quality creative’s. Surveying the creative’s of current competitors is a great place to start. Asking affiliates what creative’s they like and getting feedback on the creative’s you produce is essential. Periodically producing and distributing new creates is a good means of keeping the campaign fresh for consumers and affiliates alike. Your affiliate network should be able to provide the necessary affiliate banner and creative requirements.• Banners and creative strategy.• Dynamic banners need to be created and uploaded either to the network website or your co-branded banners are also a possibility with large affiliates.
- Affiliate Cookie, Affiliate Cookie Length
Affiliate Cookie, Affiliate Cookie LengthAn affiliate cookie is a small piece of code that is embedded on the user’s computer when they click on an affiliate link. The cookie enables sales tracking and confirmation that an affiliate should be paid for a sale. Cookies last for a specific period of time and affiliates get paid for sales made to users during that time period. Cookies are used to track sales to the original affiliate because users sometimes visit other sites before returning to make a purchase. Affiliates like affiliate cookie durations to be as long as possible. I recommend researching your competitor’s cookie durations before determining your own.
- Affiliate Data Feed, Affiliate Data Feed in Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Data Feed, Affiliate Data Feed in Affiliate MarketingAffiliate data feeds allow affiliates access to information about a merchant’s product database in a linier format. Affiliates use this information to create product listings. If you have a database of products, this is one of the essential ways to allow some affiliates to work with your products.-Product feed design and implementationBasic product feeds are a necessity for some affiliates. Feeds must be clean, accurate and updated frequently. I can offer guidance on formulating a feed for use by affiliates and fields that are compulsory and desired.
- Affiliate Marketing Tip, Affiliate Marketing Tip for Merchants 15 things NOT TO DO
Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 in Affiliate Book – Comments: (4)Affiliate Marketing Tip, Affiliate Marketing Tip for Merchants 15 things NOT TO DO 1. Don’t think affiliate numbers, think quality.2. Don’t have prominent telephone numbers unless you can track offline sales.3. Don’t promote your brand- if your site won’t convert your program will fail.4. Don’t spam you affiliates. Only send them useful emails .5. Don’t just use banner text- Links are more effective.6. Don’t ignore affiliate complaints and requests- it is easy to get a bad reputation.7. Don’t accept affiliates who use adware or spyware.8. Don’t look short term.9. Don’t include links to other websites that will cause you to lose affiliate traffic.
- Affiliate Marketing Tip, Affiliate Marketing Tip for Merchants 15 things TO DO
Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 in Affiliate Handbook – Comments: (0)Affiliate Marketing Tip, Affiliate Marketing Tip for Merchants 15 things TO DO1. Do pay your affiliate as regularly as possible.2. Do employ a professional affiliate manager or agency.3. Do pay your affiliates as much commission as you can.4. Do make your affiliate program visible on your website.5. Do Post on forums and go to networking events.6. Do setup product feeds for your affiliates.7. Do focus on converting your site visitors more efficiently.8. Do activate affiliates by sending out regular artwork and promotions to all affiliates.9. Do check on affiliates delivering no clicks or results.10. Do setup an active affiliate recruitment program.11. Do competitor analysis.
- Affiliate Marketing Video with Affiliate Director Liat Fuchs of Affiliate PLY
Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 in Top Ten – Comments: (5)Tell me about your company?AffiliatePLY.com is an interactive Affiliate Network based on a video platform that links online advertisers and publishers, and enables both parties to enjoy direct action monetization by using videos as marketing content, instead of banners.Utilizing the power of video to significantly boost web hits and user interest, AffiliatePLY.com revenue system is based on Cost per Action (CPA) and Cost per Lead (CPL) results and actual revenue to the advertiser and affiliates.Affiliates can choose from a selection of videos provided by our advertisers, which is simply embedded at their site.The embedded videos include an interactive, clickable and trackable action-based layer which enables viewers to be directed to the advertiser’s landing page.
- Affiliate Marketing Web site Preparation, Preparing your Web site for Affiliate Marketing.
Affiliate Marketing Web site Preparation, Preparing your Web site for Affiliate Marketing.It is critical that your website is prepared for affiliate marketing before you launch your affiliate program. This means having your conversion optimised so that an affiliate drives traffic to your site. The optimal change is for an affiliate to convert the user into a sale, lead or your target action. When that happens, an affiliate is rewarded.Creating a separate micro site or landing page are two proven methods to ensure that affiliate traffic converts to sales as often as possible. If you offer the same payout as a competitor but that competitor’s website converts better than yours, that affiliate will make more money sending their traffic to the other merchants website.
- Affiliate Network, Affiliate Network Explained
Affiliate Network, Affiliate Network ExplainedAn affiliate network software platform that enables affiliates and merchants to track sales, leads or clicks. An affiliate network company provides the use of an affiliate network software platform and should provide affiliate merchants with everything that they need to set up and run their affiliate marketing program.An Affiliate Network should provide:-Third party independent sales tracking technology and reporting for merchants and affiliates.-Tracking includes links and cookies.-Payment gateway for the merchant to pay one party and pay multiple affiliates.Affiliate Networks may also provide:-Consistency in optimising your landing pages.-Consistency in optimising your creatives.
- Affiliate Program, Affiliate Program Information
Affiliate Program, Affiliate Program InformationYou will need to develop an affiliate program information page. Whether this page is on your affiliate network site or your own website,werecommend creating a prepared email so it’s ready when you need it.Things to include are:-Affiliate information pages, design and implementation.-Design (editorial) of affiliate information pages (AIP) for client sites, including tips, facts and figures on program performance.-FAQ’sAlso, to be included on the about page:-Cover all standard topics regarding payments, cookies and deep linking.-Highlight your best sellers- What are the best selling products on your affiliate program?
- Affiliate Resources; make sure you have the affiliate resources you need to run your affiliate marketing program.
Affiliate Resources; make sure you have the affiliate resources you need to run your affiliate marketing program.Running an affiliate program takes resources- make sure that you have the necessary time and resources. You will need to create specialist creative for affiliates and confirm payments as frequently as possibly. Affiliates will have questions about your affiliate program and you will need to have the time to proactively and effectively respond. You may find you need to make technical or creative changes to your website and that will take time.Unless you have an affiliate marketing agency doing all the affiliate management for you, you will need to recruit new affiliates to work with you while motivating current affiliates to drive more sales.
- Affiliate Summit East 2009, Affiliate Summit East 2009 New York City
Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2009 in Uncategorized – Comments: (0)Affiliate Summit East 2009, Affiliate Summit East 2009 New York CityAffiliate Summit is the premier conference for affiliates. If you don’t already have your ticket, you’ll have to come next year- Affiliate Summit East 2009 has sold out.Next week from Monday, August 9 – Wednesday, August 11, thousands of experienced and dedicated affiliates will descend on New York City to meet each other and the biggest and best affiliate program companies from around the world. The exhibit hall will have merchants, vendors and networks and a multi-track set of educational programs on everything from affiliate information to the latest trends.Monday’s keynote speaker will be Chris Brogan, President of new Marketing Labs.
- Affiliate Summit Thanks to Shawn and Missy #ASE09
Posted on Saturday, August 15th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing Conference – Comments: (5)Affiliate Summit Thanks to Shawn and MissyI have just had another wonderful Affiliate Summit thanks to Shawn Collins and Missy Ward. I want to say thank you very much to both of you for all the hard work you put into setting up the event, and also for the hospitality you show during the event which gives it the great atmosphere it has. I enjoyed it very much and I know lots of other people who feel the same way. It is a credit to you that the show sold out long before the first day, and that is all down to what you two do to make it special.
- Affiliate Summit West, Affiliate Summit West Las Vegas
Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing Conference – Comments: (4)Affiliate Summit West, Affiliate Summit West Las Vegas. Yes Affiliate Summit New York has just finished but if you had a great time and made some great contacts now is the time to book for Affiliate Summit West. “Affiliate Summit West, the premier affiliate marketing conference, is taking place January 17-19, 2010 in Las Vegas.” Remember the last show was sold out!Reasons to attend Affiliate Summit WestGreat networkGreat Affiliate Network contactsGreat Affiliates to meetDo you identify with these people?Ted Murphy, Shawn Collins and Ben Spark Everyday PhotosIf Yes then you should book your ticket now.
- Affilicon Founder Itay Paz an Interview
Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing Conference – Comments: (0)Itay PazTell me about your Affilicon?Affilicon www.affilicon.com is a company who was founded with a clear mission to become a bridge for advertisers and publishers worldwide by organizing a series of international conferences and exhibition related to affiliate marketing. Being affiliates for the last 10 years and spending most of my time traveling to the US in order to get updated about online marketing emphasized the void in the international market and we decided to fill the gap.What is new in affiliate marketing events?We have decided to take a risk and explore new markets. While Europe is no brainer we are planning to have conferences and exhibitions in Mumbai and Beijing, where 1000s of active affiliates are active but they and affiliates programs as well as affiliate networks never had a chance to meet.
- AOL Advertising Affiliate Network in New York
Posted on Sunday, August 9th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing – Comments: (2)Last night I went to the pre Affiliate Summit New York party hosted by Buy.at / Platform A to find out they were now AOL Advertising. The event at the Empire State hotel was well attended and the AOL Advertising affiliate network guys and girls did a good job in hosting the event while informing everyone about AOL Advertising without being over pushy.
- BenSpark’s Ultimate IZEAFest Prize Pack Contest
Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2009 in Competitions – Comments: (3)Today MarketLeverageTV becomes the MarketLeverage TV Network with multiple shows. And during the debut episode of WrapUp the winners of BenSpark’s Ultimate IZEAFest Prize Pack Contest will be chosen.This contest sprang forth from the mind of Drew Bennett – AKA BenSpark (@BenSpark) after writing his list of 10 Essential items to bring with you to IZEAFest. While writing that post Drew was thinking about all the conferences that he’s attended over the years and the things that were essential to a blogger at each event. His dream was to be able to provide those items as prizes to a lucky blogger who will be attending IZEAFest 2009.
- BlinkAds Affiliate Network an interview with Tanya Alvarez
Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing – Comments: (0)Blinkads Affiliate Network an interview with Tanya Alvarez. Yesterday I get a quick interview with Tanya at the LeadsCon party. The video quality is not that great but I thought I would share it anyway.
- Blogger Forums Top 10
Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2009 in Top Ten – Comments: (3)Where do bloggers go to talk about blogging? Blogger Forums. In addition to twittering, posting, commenting and talking about it at blogger meetups and conferences, bloggers still use online forums to share and learn about blogging. On Monday there was a list about where to find blogging work, this one is about where to talk to other bloggers once you are blogging. Here are some of the best:Blogger Forums Top Ten1. Blog CatalogA great forum with thousands of participants and multiple same-day responses, this forum has a clean and fun layout with good conversation, good advice and good links.
- Blogging Forum Top Ten
Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2009 in Top Ten – Comments: (9)Freelance bloggers need to find work and consistently look for clients to write for and places to publish their work. Posting their expertise on a blogging forum or visiting a blogging forum where potential jobs are listed is a key source of work for most freelance bloggers. Here are some of the best places to seek or find work:Blogging Forum Top Ten1. Freelance BloggerThis blogging forum is primarily a place for bloggers to post listings of themselves about what their expertise is. Blogs also publish calls for niche topic and content bloggers- a fantastic resource focused on freelance bloggers who are established and desire more work.
- Blogging Job Board
Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2009 in Uncategorized – Comments: (1)Blogging Job Board For any freelance writer, finding wok is paramount. Getting steady gigs that fit your lifestyle, interests and workload can be difficult by word of mouth until you have a reputation and network established- even then the nature of freelance work dictates that you need to be on constant lookout for work.This is especially true when you are a freelance blogger. When you write online, your network is primarily online and that means that looking for work happens online. Word of mouth still happens through social networks, but chances are you have not met some of your editors or employers in person, and as a result you may not be on the top of their mind when they are talking to others.
- Celebs on Facebook Fan Page and the Concept of Facebook Celebrity
Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2009 in facebook marketing – Comments: (4)With over 822,000 Fans, the Celebs on Facebook Fan Page is testament to the power of celebrity in social media. The page keeps tabs on the Facebook updates and communications of all the celebrities on Facebook, reprinting their updates so that you know who is saying what and when.The Info tab says, “Get the inside scoop on what celebrities are doing on Facebook!” and goes on to say that the page is run by employees at Facebook itself. An interesting development in itself- a social media company personally aggregating the activity of its most famous users. While Facebook does not have a list to help you get started like Twitter does, Facebook does take pains to highlight its celebrity users.
- Chris Brogan, an interview with Blogger Chris Brogan
Posted on Sunday, August 9th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (1)Please tell me more about your blog?My blog (www.chrisbrogan.com/) is where I share my thoughts about how people can connect and communicate using social tools and other emerging technology. Others think I write about marketing and PR, but that’s like saying that telephones are only about telemarketing.What is your driving passion in blogging at the moment?My passion is to help people become human artists, to find value in how these tools allow us to be human at a distance, and to be better humans overall. If you squint, you’ll notice that.Which conversations would you like to be more involved in?
- Citizen Journalist and The Blog Paper founder Anton Waldburg, an Interview
Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (0)Tell me about your Company?Our aim at theblogpaper is to create a platform for bloggers, citizen journalists, photographers and other “content creators” to publish content online as well as in print. We believe that there are vast amounts of quality content online, which seem to be getting far too little attention.The ultimate goal is to create a platform for bloggers to reach out to new readers, increase their profile and redirect traffic back to their blogs. The main idea is that it should be as easy as possible to post content on theblogpaper.co.uk, making it convenient to get the chance to be published (of course only if the communtiy “likes” your content).
- Clickbooth Lee Aho an interview
Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing Conference – Comments: (3)Clickbooth Lee Aho an interview at LeadsCon affiliate marketing show in New York. Lee is looking for affiliate marketing advertisers and affiliates. Lee(noSPAM)@clickbooth.com take out the no spam.Thanks Lee and Clickbooth.
- CrispAds Affiliate Network, CrispAds US & UK Affiliate Marketing Network Review
Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing – Comments: (4)CrispAds is the Affiliate Marketing Network of the Intela performance-based media company.CrispAds specialise in working with UK merchant providing large scale customer acquisition programmes. I have personally worked with Jim Mansfield and Jenifer Mansfield for a number of years and am impressed by the continuity of great offers they work with. Crispads provide a high level of quality of service affiliates. CrispAds truly understand that affiliate marketing is about building strong relationships as well as the detail of affiliate marketing.CrispAds Affiliate Network for Affiliate Merchant Advertisers, CrispAds say:“CrispAds, a division of Intela, is the leading US and international CPA network, connecting you to hundreds of international publishers boosting your performance-based campaigns.
- Direct Marketing and Affiliate Marketing with David Resnik of Terra Matrix Media, an Interview
Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (2)Tell me about your company?Terra Matrix Media aims to become the world’s best and most technology enabled direct marketer. We excel in media buying, optimization, product development, and cross monetization in the US and UK. We use our direct response background to both drive traffic to capture forms as well as destination sites/portals and our own products.Our technology enables us to operate a very lean and intelligent buying machine across all media sources, but we particularly excel in any paid search and display where we can adjust bids and product mixes using software. We have very sophisticated analytics to support our decision-making, and great work flow tools to make site, form, and product changes in real time.
- Direct Marketing Blog Top Ten
Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2009 in Top Ten – Comments: (3)Direct Marketing is alive and well and has churned out many manifestations in the online world. In its purest form, direct marketing means individuals marketing to individuals, so it can encompass many different approaches. If you are looking for some great voices either around direct marketing or that will be helpful in your direct marketing pursuits, here are some blogs to check out:Direct Marketing Blog Top Ten1. Direct Marketing ObservationsJust what it says and the observations are about all aspects and forms of Direct Marketing and there has been a lot on social media marketing lately. Daily updates and great insight.
- eBay Affiliate Program, eBay Director of Internet Marketing William Martin-Gill an interview at #ASE09
Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing – Comments: (6)eBay Affiliate Program, eBay Director of Internet Marketing William Martin-Gill an interview at #ASE09I managed to catch up with William Martin-Gill at Affiliate Summit East and ask him about the Ebay Affiliate Program and the eBay Partner Network which is there in house affiliate program.I still have Williams’s contact details and I would love your feedback / additional questions for him and I will try and get a follow up interview to answer them all.Notes from the Video:-Will says that shopping comparison sites like www.stylehive.com/ and www.stylefeeder.com/ are doing well with eBay.
- Eco Education, Green Generations, Eco Education Green Generations Fundraiser with Green Drinks in San Francisco
Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2009 in Uncategorized – Comments: (3)<h1>Eco Education, Green Generations, Eco Education Green Generations Fundraiser with Green Drinks in San Francisco</h1>Green Drinks is an International networking group for Green professionals. San Francisco Green Drinks (SFGD) is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization for green networking, education and volunteer events in San Francisco.Later this month, Green Drinks will host a fantastic fundraiser called Green Generations to raise funding for established organizations that provide environmental education to underserved children. This is a great event that will raise critical money for organizations that rely on contributions who need all the support they can get during the economic crisis- not to mention recent California education budget cuts that will leave many schools without funds for environmental education options.
- Email and Social Media Heaven or Email and Social Media Hell
Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing – Comments: (10)Email and Social Media Heaven or Email and Social Media HellTink Taylor, Business Development Director, dotMailer recently wrote about how “It is possible to tap into these networks by simply providing links to social networks in your email communications and providing the means for recipients to quickly and easily share the content virally…” with their integrated social media tracking tool. Alterian bought Techrigy and StrongMail Systems, Inc bought PopularMedia, to enable social media tracking and “engagement” within email marketing campaigns.Email and Social Media HeavenIf you are a marketer and you want to know which email marketing campaigns translate into social media monitoring tools make a lot of sense.
- England Blogs Top Ten
Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2009 in Top Ten – Comments: (0)Whether English culture, football or travel, there are many amazing blogs about everything that England has to offer. Here are some of the best:1. We’re British, InnitWritten by Iain Aitch, author of a book by the same name, this blog is his perspective with wit and insight into the culture and politics of England.2. Lady Who LunchesAn ex-pat blog by a writer and former actress who chronicles her move to England and her now 3 years of ex-pat life.3. Lonely PlanetThe best and most up to date information if you are looking to travel to England.4. Made in EnglandA great blog of the creative and the visually interesting that comes out of England.
- Entrepreneur Blogger and Startup Blogger Andrew Warner of Mixergy, an Interview
Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (9)Tell me about your Company, Mixergy?Do you know how, when you hear about successful online entrepreneurs it seems like their success came easily, but when you start your own company, it feels like you’re fighting an unwinnable battle. Well, I run a site where the most successful internet entrepreneurs come to tell startups how they did it and help them get past those seemingly insurmountable obstacles.What was your first experience of social media?I remember when just posting my picture online seemed like an invasion of privacy. But then I slowly experimented with social media just to keep an eye on where online business was going.
- Eric Nagel US & UK Affiliate
Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing – Comments: (13)Tell me about your company?I started my business in November of 1998 as a freelance web designer, and kept it that way until early 2005. To make a very long story short, in 2005 I quit my day job and was a fulltime programmer for an affiliate in London and other agencies in my local area. Four years later, I’m now a fulltime affiliate, and only doing programming for myself.How did you get into affiliate marketing?I probably made my first affiliate link way back in the late ’90’s. However, I never took it seriously. Sometime in 2006 – 2007 I got into datafeeds & AdSense arbitrage.
- Eric Schechter and Clickbooth CPA Network in New York
Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing Conference – Comments: (2)Clickbooth CPA Network were number one last night, I say that with complete bias having won their $1000 beer pong tournament. A night of beer and prizes is a sure fire way to please affiliates! Eric Schechter put on a great dinner for bloggers in the affiliate marketing space, followed by beer pong at the Havana room. This was an exclusive event tucked away from the main party, and everyone had a fun night. Thanks Eric and the www.clickbooth.com team.
- Eric Schechter ClickBooth Social Media Guru Happy Birthday
Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2009 in bloggers – Comments: (7)Eric Schechter ClickBooth Social Media Expert Happy BirthdayNow do not worry I have not gone mad and this is not now a Happy Birthday blog! So why am I saying Happy Birthday Eric Schechter? Well because he is doing an exceptional job in working within in Social Media to promote his company the right way and I think he should be recognized for it and his birthday is as good an excuse as any. See his work here:blog.clickbooth.com/ and follow him on twitter at @clickbooth. His recent work at in the build up to and at Affiliate Summit New York was brilliant and his twitter competition recently made it to the WSJ.
- Erotic Blogger Godwyns Onwuchekwa of Erotic Fantasies
Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (5)Tell me about your Blog?Well, I write very different blogs. But my main focus at this point is on a controversial one. Although it does not meet with a lot of rejection when presented, yet it inspires blushes that makes chatting about it somewhat too cautious. However, the acceptance it receives is completely amazing and unbelievable. I guess by now you are wondering what this blog is all about. Anyway, one more thing, it is one of the reasons I am happy to be born in this age of openness through the aid of technology. So, join me to read and welcome to Erotic Fantasies.
- Everyday Photos an interview with @BenSpark at Affiliate Summit New York who had his day made by Gary Vaynerchuk @garyvee
Posted on Sunday, August 16th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing Conference – Comments: (6)While at Affiliate Summit last week I managed to get a quick video interview with Everyday Photos blogger BenSpark in the blogger lounge. BenSpark had obviously just had his day made by meeting Gary Vaynerchuk of www.tv.winelibrary.com/ . BenSpark said that he watches Garys show every day even though he does not like wine, he just likes the show. What can you do for BenSpark?
- Facebook Competition Ideas and Innovations
Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 in facebook marketing – Comments: (1)See ALSO Facebook CompetitionFacebook invites innovation and creativity. For years Facebook users have been creating apps that expand Facebook functionality and brand managers are finding new ways to engage through Fan Pages all the time.Facebook Fan Pages and Brand Pages are great Facebook marketing outlets and opportunities- you can engage a large group of people, get your message out there and get people excited about something new or something you have to offer.Facebook competitions do the trick. A Facebook competition will get people engaged with a classic combination- a challenge (it should be doable) and the need to check back in to see how the competition is going.
- Facebook Competition, Murray Newlands Fan Page Facebook Competition
Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 in Competitions – Comments: (6)Facebook Competition, Murray Newlands Fan Page Facebook CompetitionThis week marks the beginning of the End of Summer, Murray Newlands Facebook Fan Page Competition. The Murray Newlands Fan Page is a resource for affiliate marketing and social media innovation, as well as a great place to find other people who are doing just what you are- growing an online presence.By becoming a Fan at the Murray Newlands Fan Page you will find all the great things Murray is up to in one place- The MurrayNewlands.com blog, the @MurrayNewlands twitter feed, conference recaps and photos and much more.And what does a Facebook Fan Page need more than anything?
- Facebook Fan Pages Overall Top Ten Facebook Fan Pages for Facebook Top Fans
Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 in facebook marketing – Comments: (1)Facebook Fan Pages can be for anything people can be fans of, whether it’s a person, a food or a favorite activity. Check out what Facebook top fans have found their way to on Facebook- These are the top ten Facebook Fan Pages by Fans, perhaps revealing what people who love Facebook and love Fan Pages love the most!Overall Top Ten Facebook Fan Pages:1. Michael Jackson 10,000,000+ FansMost of the recent posts have been about Jackson’s death, videos and tributes. Tens of thousands of comments and likes on every post. Great place to go for a Michael Jackson news hub.
- Facebook Marketing in Action with Artful Change and the Jay Trainer Band
Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2009 in facebook marketing – Comments: (3)Facebook Marketing is a strong boost for both for profit companies to connect with their customers and build their brands. And it is already well-known that having a strong social media presence will do the same for individuals.With last week’s Summer of Social Good Conference from Mashable, it became apparent that social cause- driven nonprofits can also have a major impact through online channels. One organization, Artful Change, is on a mission to blend the passion of artists for creating art with the often shared passion for being stewards to the Earth. As they say, “Artfulchange creates art & music events to raise funds for other environmental and social nonprofits.
- Facebook Marketing Loses Sponsored Status Updates
Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2009 in facebook marketing – Comments: (0)Facebook proposed a change in its statement of rights to include this statement:“You will not use your personal profile for your own commercial gain (such as selling your status update to an advertiser).”Clear enough. It is included with other statements that bar anyone under 13 from using Facebook, convicted sex offenders from using Facebook, and that users will use their real names on Facebook. All fair enough in pretty much everybody’s book.No room for freedom of speech arguments here as it is a private service, albeit an Internet hosted one, but there is sure to be some sort of backlash and debate as the Facebook community always has something to say about any changes to the service.
- Facebook Marketing Possibilities Expand With New Features?
Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2009 in facebook marketing – Comments: (2)Facebook marketing is an evolving social media medium still finding and working out its web legs, with profile ads, wall posts and Fan Pages some of the top current methods. As Facebook continues to add new features and grow, both in functionality and in attractiveness to API developers, the way it is used for both social networking and marketing will grow and change as well.Mashable reported this week about new possibilities for the Facebook Inbox, which would present new options for both developers and marketers. If I understand it right, Facebook just announced that they are introducing two new API’s- Mailbox and Notifications.
- Facebook Marketing vs. Twitter Marketing
Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 in Uncategorized – Comments: (13)Facebook and Twitter are the two hottest social media and social networking services right now. Facebook is at 250,,000,000+ users and Twitter is at 10,000,000+. Both are constantly growing, attracting thousands of new users everyday. With the social media philosophy of going where the people are, celebrities on Facebook are going where their fans are and marketers are going where their consumers are. While the two networks both allow people to connect and communicate with their friends and meet new people, the similarities stop soon after that. And so do the ways that marketers use them.Here are some of the key differences between Facebook marketing and Twitter marketing:1.
- Facebook Marketing, 5 Facebook Marketing Tools You Should Be Using
Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 in facebook marketing – Comments: (2)Facebook Marketing, 5 Facebook Marketing Tools You Should Be UsingOnce you have created your Facebook Profile and Fan Page for your business or blog it’s time to start marketing. There are plenty of tools to use and you should explore what works best for you and your message and target market. Regardless, these are:5 Facebook Marketing Tools You Should Be Using1. Facebook Ads: With over 250 Million users and tons of demographic info on each, Facebook is the ideal place to use for demographically targeted advertising. The ads are unobtrusive on the right side of the page and mix well with the general Facebook interface design.
- Facebook Marketing, 5 Reasons to be using Facebook Marketing
Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 in Uncategorized – Comments: (4)Facebook Marketing, 5 Reasons to be using Facebook MarketingSocial media marketing is an important new approach for businesses and brands. It has its own set of best practices, approaches and metrics and its own set of advantages and disadvantages. If you or your company/brand/service are not on Facebook- go start a profile and a Fan page. Then come back and read the rest of this entry. If you are unconvinced, here are the…5 reasons you need to be on Facebook and utilizing Facebook Marketing1. It’s Where People Are: There are 250+ million users on Facebook. More than 75% log in to check on their profiles every day.
- Facebook Marketing, Facebook Marketing Blogs Top Ten
Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 in facebook marketing – Comments: (4)Facebook Marketing, Facebook Marketing Blogs Top TenSo you’ve decided to get into Facebook marketing and you want to do some reading online to keep up with the latest news and trends. Good idea. Here are some great resources:Facebook Marketing Blogs Top Ten1. Inside Facebook Since 2.06 this blog has been writing about Facebook marketing and how companies and individuals can use it best. As they say: “Leading agencies and online marketers – We’re here to help agencies and marketers understand the opportunities and risks associated with investing in both Facebook and Facebook applications. We provide reports, metrics, and insights on the campaigns marketers and brands are deploying inside Facebook.
- Facebook Marketing, Facebook Marketing for Causes with Dawn’s Everyday Wildlife Champions
Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2009 in facebook marketing – Comments: (0)Facebook Marketing, Facebook Marketing for Causes with Dawn’s Everyday Wildlife ChampionsFacebook Marketing is happening and happening successfully. I’m hoping to look at some case studies and interesting examples of how companies and brands utilized Facebook to get their messages out there- there’s inspiration and new ideas everywhere on Facebook!In the news today is an article from Brandweek about Proctor & Gamble’s Dawn- the brand is using a Facebook Fan Page to drive awareness and action to the cause of wildlife conservation.Dawn has a history of aligning itself with wildlife rescue and animal rehab and they are making the cause part of their in-store marketing by issuing limited edition packaging bearing the images of a duck, seal or penguin- and they are supporting that campaign with a lively social media campaign.
- Famous People on hi5 and Celebrities on hi5
Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 in facebook marketing – Comments: (2)Famous People on hi5 and Celebrities on hi5? Where are the famous people on hi5 and Celebrities on hi5?hi5 is dying, Twitter and to a certain extend Facebook have been hyped by celebrities and the media. Sure they have become the medium for mass fan communication, those social networks have caught the social media biz. But there is more to social media than hype. But what is happening to hi5, its alexa stats show it is slowly dying. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/hi5.comSure there are only so many social networks you can be on at once.
- Freelance Bloggers
Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2009 in Uncategorized – Comments: (3)Freelance bloggers are a new breed of writer with a classic set of skills and challenges. Just as freelance writers of the last century worked as writers and reporters for hire to the best publications and the highest bidder, so do freelance bloggers post at multiple sites on an array of topics.A freelance blogger can turn copy around, making quick work of a slow news day. One advantage the freelance blogger has over a freelance writer is that the seeds of the stories are delivered to their inbox. While there have always been public relations and story pitches from the outside, a freelance blogger often has the latitude to choose from dozens of stories in an RSS reader as the beginnings of a post.
- Government Social Media Strategy: Rax Lakhani, Blogger at RaxRaxRax, on his Government Social Media Strategy work with the Ministry of Justice
Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (3)Government Social Media Strategy: RaxRaxRax, on his Government Social Media Strategy work with the Ministry of JusticeTell me about your new Job?I joined the Ministry’s Communications Directorate on June 22 and have been tasked with formulating a cohesive digital strategy across the MoJ’s entire workforce – no small task! A large part of the newly created role is also to leverage social media platforms into the current communications strategy.The Ministry of Justice is one of the largest government departments, with around 95,000 people (including probation services) and a budget of £9.2 billion.Every year around nine million people use our services in 900 locations across the United Kingdom, including 650 courts and tribunals and 139 prisons in England and Wales.
- Graphic Novel Authors the Brothers of Silence and the Online Graphic Novel Blank
Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (1)Graphic Novel Authors the Brothers of Silence and the Online Graphic Novel BlankTell me more about you.We are the Brothers of the Silence, creators of Blank – The Graphic Novel, part one of the trilogy. Ian LeWinter is the writer and creative strategist. Don Richmond is the writer/illustrator and creative strategist. We come from a visual media background. We met in 2006 and decided to set Blank in motion in May 2009 as the first graphic novel in history to launch and be continuously unveiled on Facebook and Twitter with individual network specific content.Tell me more about your novel.
- Greg Rollett @g_ro with The Employment Guide wants to help you get a job by creating a personal brand
Posted on Sunday, August 16th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing – Comments: (0)I meet Greg Rollett at the ClickBooth beer pong tournament with. Well we were the winners of the $1000 prize. He is a cool guy checking out his website I found this video about The Employment Guide and help you get a job by creating a personal brand. Check out his Rock Star Life blog.
- Gumtree Classifieds Community and Social Media Manager Jon Bishop at Gumtree Classifieds, an Interview
Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (0)Tell me about your work at Gumtree?I am the Community Manager at Gumtree so I look after all the social media stuff. Some very exciting projects coming up including a new Gumtree blog (which is in beta), a Gumtree widget, web TV programs and a few more very exciting things that I can’t talk about just yet!What is new at Gumtree and what can we expect?Gumtree has had a major shift towards the user experience in the last few months. There are some big shifts in the way Gumtree is used coming which will make life a lot better to use whilst still maintaining the simplicity that we are famous for.
- How Will Acquiring FriendFeed change Facebook Marketing?
Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2009 in Uncategorized – Comments: (3)Have you heard? Facebook acquired Friend Feed. In the simplest terms, Friend Feed is a social media aggregator that streams information from dozens of networks into a Twitter-looking interface.This could be big. Facebook has about 240 million more users than Twitter, but Twitter continues to get more love from the press, possibly because it has two big things going for it: real-time updates and a toehold in the business and marketing worlds. Facebook has exponentially more users, but businesses have only recently started to use it for promotion and marketing with Facebook Fan Pages and paid ads. Twitter, on the other hand, is ideal for things like personal branding, product advertising and recommendations, and marketing of all kinds (some welcome by other users, some not so much).
- identi Friends, do you have identi friends?
Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2009 in Twitter – Comments: (2)identi.ca is the open source twitter platform that we have all been waiting for, apparently. How many people have asked you, please can we be identi friends? Friend me at http://identi.ca/newlands/http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/identi.ca show a fast growth in its popularity.identi.ca is a social microblogging service similar to Twitter, built on open source tools and open standards. Allows users to send text-based posts up to 140 characters long.Over the last week or so I have noticed lots more identi Friends notifications coming through. I signed up a while ago and did not pay much attention now I see more and more traffic coming through on it.
- In house affiliate program, In house affiliate program or use an affiliate network
In house affiliate program, In house affiliate program or use an affiliate networkFor running your affiliate program, you have the option of using an in house affiliate program or an affiliate network. There and advantages and disadvantages both.The advantages of using an affiliate networkAffiliate networks can provide you exposure to lots of affiliates. Affiliate networks already have a base of affiliates that they are working where they can market your affiliate program. They can also add you to their affiliate marketing blogs, affiliate forums like Abestweb, affiliate newsletters, affiliate Facebook groups. Affiliate networks also promote affiliate programs at affiliate events and affiliate marketing conferences like Affiliate Summit and Ad:tech.
- Jay Weintraub LeadsCon Founder an Interview
Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing Conference – Comments: (4)Jay Weintraub LeadsCon Founder an InterviewI did this interview at the end of the LeadsCon affiliate marketing show. We were both a bit tired and I could tell Jay was both exuberant at the success of the day (it wa good) and a little fatigued (so was I). He called my blog Murray News but I did not have the hart or energy myself to correct him and I was not sure it he would last another take.
- John Chow, John Chow Blog Lounge Interview #ase09
Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing Conference – Comments: (5)I interviewd John Chow in the Blog Lounge in New York at Affiliate Summit New York lask week. John Chow who’s blog is titled I Make Money Online by Telling People How I Make Money Online . John had just stolen all the beer from the bar Affiliate Summit East – Stealing All The Beer.Notes from the Video:-As you can probably tell from my face there were lots of people walking around in front of us at the time of the interview.- You can tell by his t-shirt that he was sponsored at the event by MarketLeverage. And he had fixed one of their competitions by stealing all the entries.
- Kim Rowley, Key Internet Marketing Inc An Interview
Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing – Comments: (11)Kim Rowley, Key Internet Marketing Inc An InterviewTell me about your Blogs?Kim’s Shopping Blog – http://Blog.ShoppingBookmarks.com – This blog compliments my first and favorite site – http://www.ShoppingBookmarks.com. I write about saving money, using coupons, shopping sprees, product reviews and whatever fancies me at the moment.http://www.ShoeaholicsAnonymous.com – I’ve always had a love for shoes so started a site for fellow shoe addicts where I blog about shoe sales, shoe reviews, etc. I, of course, am the self-appointed President for Shoeaholics Anonymous.http://www.HouseForKim.com – I originally started this blog three years ago when I was building my dream home.
- LeadsCon Las Vegas, LeadsCon Las Vegas February 23-24 2010
Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing Conference – Comments: (0)“LeadsCon is the pioneering conference and expo dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of those operating in the online lead generation industry.”LeadsCon Las Vegas 2010 will be at the Mirage Hotel Las Vegas. The affiliate marketing leads conference starts the morning of February 23rd and goes through the evening of February 24th.LeadsCon New York was a great show and well worth attending with lots of great leads buyers as well as affiliates both domestic to the USA and from around the globe. It got my approval and I am going to LeadsCon Las Vegas because I know I will get my return on investment, are you?
- LeadsCon New York Kickoff
Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing Conference – Comments: (0)LeadsCon New York started last night with their kicked off Soiree. At the Whisky bar at the W on Broadway. With Jay Weintraub maning the door and proving the perfect host. I hope to be able to catch him today for a short interview. The Soiree was packed and the business networking was good.
- LeadsCon Review
Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing Conference – Comments: (0)This was my first time at LeadsCon which is a relatively new show. I was unsure what to expect but I had heard good things in advance. It was small but it lived up to high expectations. The Sessions were good and well attended. The Exhibit hall was also small with about 40 booths and they were in general the people that I see at other shows. However what I would say it that it was busy all day and everyone I spoke to said that they were getting a good number of targeted leads and would be back again to exhibit at the next show.
- Link Love – Where have you seen murraynewlands.com recently
Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 in Murray Newlands – Comments: (0)Link Love – Where have you seen murraynewlands.com recently?Thanks to BenSpark.comEveryday Photos Winners of the Ultimate IZEAFest Prize Pack Contestwww.imnotafamousblogger.com/MarketLeverage Yacht Party RecapMarketLeverage TVThe Wrap up Clickbooth BlogRecap Of Affiliate Summit East 2009 www.tamebay.comAn interview with EPN’s Will Martin-Gill http://www.howdoyoutwitter.netMarketing On TwitterCash-bandit.comYour Cheese is About to Be MovedBuild A Niche Store BlogInterview With Will Martin-Gill From EPN – New Changes Cominghttp://blog.trrs.org/http://blog.trrs.org/buy_blue_roses_on_blue_rose_day.htmlwww.newwebmag.comSocial Networking Forum Top Ten | Murray Newlandshttp://Therealtimjones.
- LinkTrust – Affiliate Program Software amazing customer care
Posted on Saturday, August 15th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing – Comments: (12)At ad:tech San Fransicco LinkTrust were handing out some great bags as free give aways. I asked if I could please have one, however they had just run out. My friend Heather Smith also asked for one and she gave them her card and asked if they could both be sent to her address. A few weeks later 2 bags arrived at Heathers house from LinkTrust. By this time I was in San Fransisco heading for London and Heather was in Vancover. So when I meet up with Heather at the show she gave me the bag. What I did not expect was that Carol-Lyn Jardine from LinkTrust had been following the show saga and was here at Affiliate Summit checking up that I had received it.
- Market Leverage Affiliate Success
Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing Conference – Comments: (2)Market Leverage Affiliate SuccessOn Sunday night Dina Riccobono and the team at Dina Riccobono Market Leverage put on a Yacht tour of New York, which was the trip of a lifetime. What started out as a mini adventure turned into a runaway success. The boat tour and food provided by a celebrity chef was wonderful. With a great crowed of super affiliates, conversation turned to PPC and SEO. You will be able to see highlights on http://www.marketleveragetv.com/ shortly. Thank you Dina and Market Leverage.
- Marketing Blogger Resources for the Busy Marketing Blogger
Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing – Comments: (0)If you are a marketing blogger, you’ve got a full time job to do, maybe freelance projects on the side, a family and a life beyond work, and, oh yeah, a blog to keep up.If you are just starting out, it can be tough to know where to go. Or, if you have been blogging for a while and need some fresh inspiration or a new take on an old problem, finding new resources is crucial.Here are some great marketing blogger resources, in no particular order:CopyBlogger http://www.copyblogger.comCopyblogger is a blog about writing for marketing success.
- Marketing Blogging, Why Marketing Blogging is Good for Consumers and Bloggers
Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing – Comments: (0)Marketing Blogging is a powerful new trend that applies whether you are a marketer doing online or offline marketing. Why? Because consumers are looking for information on the web. And those consumers are not just consumers of products and services- increasingly, people are using the web to become consumers of information. Yes, there are hundreds of marketing print publications and there are dozens of marketing networking events, no matter what area you are operating in. But marketers are busy and business can move at the speed of thought- and when you need to find advice, perspective or information quickly, how do you find it?
- MarketLeverage Hugo Cardinale an interview
Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing – Comments: (5)MarketLeverage Hugo Cardinale an interview, this was life at LeadsCon New York. Hugo is looking for affiliate marketing advertisers. You can reach him at hugo(nospam)@marketleverage.com take out the nospam.
- Michael Stark of PostYourProperty Interviews Murray Newlands
Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (0)See http://southerncaliforniabroker.
- Microsoft Race Row how could this not get you in trouble?
Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing – Comments: (2)Microsoft Race Row how could this not get you in trouble?Software giant Microsoft has apologized for editing a photo to change a black man’s head to that of a white man while changing an advert from the US to show in Poland …… although the colour of his hands was unchanged. I just wonder what else they will be caught out at now. I am so glad that this is now unacceptable enough to make the news.
- Most Popular Blogs Top Ten
Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 in Top Ten – Comments: (1)Blogs are about so many different things that there are few places where the playing field gets leveled and they are all in the same category- Technorati is one of those places. According to Technorati votes, here are the…Top Ten Most Popular Blogs:1. Boing Boing“A weblog of cultural curiosities and interesting technologies.” Crazy, weird, useful and fun stuff. The award-winning, most popular blog on the Internet. See what it’s all about.2. ProBlogger Written by Darren Rowse, this blog is all about helping people write more professional blogs and earn money doing it. Fantastic tips and guidance.
- Music Blogger and Record Company Partner Tim Moore, An Interview
Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (1)Tell me about your Blog? My blog is where I post anything and most everything. It’s my fake newspaper (The Pine Cone Sandspur), it’s my update site, it’s a compositional tool, it’s an introduction to Tim Moore! I have several of them http://redneckraprocksongs.blogspot.com (updates, new writings, explanations), http://tatoetry.xanga.com (music and updates) http://myspace.com/trecords0 (music and plain stuff), http://myopera.com/trecords0 (I’m new to it, so there’s not much there)Hey everyone, if you want to know what’s happening in my world go to RedNeckRapSongs to find out!Tell me about your company?
- New York City Blogs Top Ten
Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2009 in Top Ten – Comments: (0)New York City. Too much to see and do in a lifetime, but if you want to get a headstart or the lowdown on what to check out right now in the moment, whether you are there for business or pleasure, these are the blogs to check.1. The Gothamist NYC. Gotham. News and dispatches with a great Theme all to be found here. Form the Yankees to construction to the food to the arts. Enjoy.2. Eater Scouring New York City for the best in culinary enjoyment. Very tapped into the scene and great reading.3. VultureWith a tagline like “Devouring Culture,” you know it will be good- especially if that culture is all that there is to see and do and live in New York City.
- New York Police Force, Walter Wasilewski of the New York Police Force an Interview
Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (0)New York Police Force, Walter Wasilewski of the New York Police Force an Interview.
- Online Gaming for Affiliates with John Samson of Snoopy Agency and his new website GamRep for Gaming Affiliates
Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (0)Online Gaming for Affiliates with John Samson of Snoopy Agency and his new website GamRep for Gaming AffiliatesI met John Samson of Snoopy Agency during one of the first A4U events three years ago on a boat on the Thames. Aside of his online advertising agency, he has recently launched a new service called GamRep, a very innovative monetization service for gaming affiliates, with a positioning I never encountered before, maybe something to inspire from in other sectors…What is GamRep?GamRep is specialized in the monetization and sales of advertising spaces from mid-level to high profile international gaming affiliate sites.
- Online TV Reviews and the Best Online TV Reviews Blogs
Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2009 in Top Ten – Comments: (2)For all the talk about advertising moving away from top-down delivery, television is still a huge forum both for the creative arts and for advertising. And people love watching tv- whether it is the older demographic that grew up with it or the folks who don’t want to have to navigate the Internet and like the consistency and format of television (or just the high definition and other bells and whistles options), television isn’t going anywehere. But there is a lot of bad out there, and you have to know how to wade through. These blogs can help:Online TV Reviews1.
- Patient Centered Care and Participatory Medicine with Mohammad Al-Ubaydli of NHS Secure Medical Record Database website Patient Knows Best, An Interview
Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (2)Tell me about your Company?Patient Knows Best: We help health care providers provide patient-centered care. High quality care today requires sharing data about the patient from multiple parties, each of whom contributes a little to the patient’s well-being, but each of which is also bound by confidentiality laws. We allow each of these parties to put their data about the patient into an encrypted workspace that the patient controls and which is already integrated into the NHS secure network. The patient can then share these data with all the people he / she needs help from, including relatives, and health coaches.
- Popular Fashion Blogs Top Ten
Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2009 in Top Ten – Comments: (0)Keeping up with popular fashion is like trying to read everything in your twitter stream- you want the highlights. These blogs do the hard work for you.Top Ten Popular Fashion Blogs:1. Fashionista Now part of Breaking Media, this blog has fun, knowledgeable post commenting on the newest and trendiest in the fashion world. Brought to you by Abby Gardner and Britt Aboutaleb.2. Fashion Wire Daily Claming “The First Word in Fashion,” this blog is all over the runways and the trends.3. Shoe Blog “Jitterbugbaby is a style maven hunting the high streets and alleys of London for the best of the best footwear.
- PR Blogger and Social Media Blogger Melanie Seasons of Fake Plastic Noodles, an Interview
Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (3)Tell me about your Blog?My main blog is called Fake Plastic Noodles, which is a little bit about PR, a little bit about social media and a little bit about my life as an American expat in London. I also run a food blog called Om Nom London, where I do reviews on restaurants, share recipes or food news.What was your first blog?My first blog was and still is Fake Plastic Noodles. I started it two years ago when I thought that I was moving to London imminently. I wanted to start getting to know people in London and gain a better understanding of the UK PR industry.
- San Francisco Blogs, Top Ten San Francisco Blogs
Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2009 in Top Ten – Comments: (0)San Francisco Blogs, Top Ten San Francisco BlogsAh, San Francisco. An amazing city full of amazing people doing amazing things. Great material for blog entries- plenty to read about, and I won’t say any more other than you need to check out the:Top Ten San Francisco Blogs1. SFistIf you want to know what’s going on in San Francisco, from news to events to the mood, this is the blog you start with.2. What I’m SeeingWhether you are a first-time visitor or a long-time local, this blog will give you a great take on the city, all in photographs.
- Scott James, An Interview with Green Blogger and Social Media Blogger Scott James
Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2009 in Uncategorized – Comments: (1)Scott James is a green blogger and social media strategist in San Francisco.Tell me about your Blogs and social media work?I write for several blogs in green media. Blue Living Ideas is a blog about current water issues and innovations around the world, and Green Living Ideas is a fantastic blog about how to live a more green and sustainable life. I contribute to Earth Talk, (http://earth-talk.com/) Politics Report (http://politicsreport.com) and Independent Talk (http://independenttalk.com/)that are all part of the Klat.com network. I write about green and world politics there. And I am a contributor to this blog, MurrayNewlands.
- SEO Blogger and Affiliate Marketing Blogger Udi Schlessinger, Ph.D. of Industry Review
Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (16)Tell me about your Blog?My blog, the Industry Review, is actually very new. Lately I realized that there’s only so much I can discuss with my wife (& friends), and unfortunately, I have too much to say 😉 So to keep everyone around me sane, I decided to create my blog. In my blog I focus on internet marketing (specifically, affiliate marketing), SEO and all that is related (optimizing for Yahoo, Bing, Google), PPC (on all search engines), Social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn – for which I’m working on an eBook at the moment), technology in general and everything that interests me.
- SEO Blogger and Blogging for Bloggers Blogs with Blogger Idea Author Tatjana, An Interview
Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (2)Tell me about your Blog?I started Blogger Idea early of 2009 year . The best part of starting blog was to chose theme and find the time to accomplish idea to turn this into full time income. Previous experience in internet marketing, as well coaching and consulting become part of my daily life. My blog is focused on coaching , consulting on online or offline business,blogging, . It’s rewarding work and took me some time to chose right color and design to like it to get concentrate of writing articles. I created logo myself and spend 7 days to do so. I know you will laugh at me because of that, but I took time to make it work for me, and be very marketable.
- SEO Blogger and Search Engine Optimisation Consultant Alex Chudnovsky from Majestic SEO, An Interview
Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (2)What was your first experience of search engines?It’s difficult to remember when I started using search engines, it must have been sometime around late 1996 when I first joined the Web revolution. Iremember vaguely switching to Google at about year 2001 and never leaving it since other than for testing or niche searches. I started programming first serious search engine in 2002 for the company I worked for that needed to search faster through around 300k products. That’s when I got hooked on search engine development (very challenging stuff) and this is what I wanted to do ever since.Tell me about your Company?
- SEO Blogger and SEM Blogger Nicolas Prudhon of SEO Help, an Interview
Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (6)Tell me about your Blog?My blog is “SEO Help by Nicolas Prudhon.” It’s a blog where I primarily provide Google SEO help information and advice to my readers, as well as general SEO/SEM tips regarding the best ethical practices online. My main goal is to fight off rubbish paid information polluting the internet from people looking for quick easy money by cheating others with less than valuable services or products.The biggest different my blog has compared to other SEO related sites comes from the way I simplify complex concepts making them very easy to understand and apply for beginners.
- Social Media Blogger : An Interview with Social Media Blogger Lolly Borel with Blog Till You Drop
Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (3)Social Media Blogger : An Interview with Social Media Blogger Lolly Borel with Blog Till You DropTell me about your Blog?Blog till you drop! is an advertising, social media and technology blog which I started writing in 2006, when blogs were still in their infancy in the UK. I mostly write about the latest social media tools, or cool advertising/social media campaigns that make me tick! I landed my dream job last year thanks to my blog, and I now work in London as a Social Media Strategist (although my dream is to move to NYC some day).What was your first blog?
- Social Media Events from Mashable: Social Good Conference
Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing Conference – Comments: (2)Mashable is one of the foremost of the social media news outlets, always bringing the newest, hottest and latest in everything social media. This summer they have been running a campaign called Social Good that donates money to causes doing good. The conference will also be broadcast on LiveStream.com.On August 28 in New York City they will be hosting the first annual Social Good Conference (#socialgood). The conference is sponsored by Zappos and MailChimp and 100% of the proceeds go to the Social Good supported organizations: LiveSTRONG, WWF, The Humane Society, and Oxfam America. If you are in or around New York City, this is a great opportunity to be part of the beginning of something that is sure to grow in both numbers and importance in the coming years, as well as influence.
- Social Media Marketing Solutions and Email Marketing
Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing – Comments: (5)“Social media monitoring and analytics comes of age with Alterian’s acquisition of market leader Techrigy …..Marketers now able to harness the power of the consumer’s voice within social media as an integral part of their online and offline marketing strategy”. This comes from Alterian’s press release about their recent acquisition. Certainly on murraynewlands.com when I get picked up on a blog with a newsletter I see a spike in traffic from the newsletter as well as directly from the site covering me. I also often get a spike of traffic from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter as well occasionally LinkedIn.
- Social Media Marketing Tools for Consumer Profiles from Forrester Research
Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2009 in social media – Comments: (9)Forrester Research released a Social Technographics Profile last week: It’s a free tool that every social media marketing person should take note of and spend some time exploring and using: The tool enables social media marketers to get stats on demographic groups and their specific social media usage from around the world. The tool is intended to help you research your target market and understand where they are at with social media and from there develop what you are interested in doing next. In that sense, it is a broad listening tool- not to what any individual is saying but to what entire groups are saying through how engaged and at what level they are engaged in social media.
- Social Media Tools and Purpose
Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (3)I recently interviewed Rax Lakhani who has a long history of working on digital strategy development with brands like Microsoft, Intel, Smirnoff, Guinness, Marmite and Carphone Warehouse. He now works with the Ministry’s Communications Directorate and is working on formulating digital strategy across the MoJ’s workforce!I wanted to share his perspective and a great story that he told:Social media has always existed for as long as I can remember. Back in the day before the Internet, it manifested itself wherever people were gathered en masse. That could be a bus-stop, a football match, the pub, the school playground, a town hall.
- Social Networking Forum Top Ten
Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 in Top Ten – Comments: (1)Social Networking is one of the fastest growing types of interaction on the web. Not only are there the popular services like Facebook and Twitter, but there are thousands of forums for people with all kinds of interests. Here are some great social networking forum options:1. BeboBebo is an acronym for “Blog Early, Blog Often” and is a community of people who create forums around their interests and many members blog in those areas. There is also a Bebo music component that allows bands to host a community.2. Care2Care2 is a social network that revolves around green issues.
- Top 10 Broadband and Top 10 Mobile Phones with Comparison Blogger Jessica McArdle, an Interview
Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (1)Tell me about your Company?Top10.co.uk is a comparison portal focusing on digital communications, our aim is to simplify the process of finding the right broadband or mobile phone package to save you time. The two key sites are the UK’s largest broadband comparison site “Top 10 Broadband” and our latest launch “Top 10 Mobile Phones”.What was your first experience of social media?My first experience of social media was using Bebo back in the day (cringe!) I’ve moved on from that now and enjoy Facebook and Twitter.What is the biggest tip you would give to a newbie in social media?
- Top Ten People Who Blog in London
Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2009 in Top Ten – Comments: (1)1. LondonistEdited by Lindsey Clarke and Matt Brown, the Londonist covers everything that happens in London. As they say, “That means news, reviews and events; the history and future of London. We celebrate the quirks, eccentricities, hidden and surprising bits that make up the alternative side of the city.”2. Dave Hill’s London Blog Dave Hill from the Guardian writes his take on the goings on all around London.3. London Daily Photo He says it best: “A London photo every day. Some pictures will be there for their own sake, some because they are places you may like to see, all because they are part of what makes London what it is.
- Trend Blogs, Top Ten Trend Blogs
Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 in Uncategorized – Comments: (2)Trend Blogs Top Ten1. PSFK Named with the initials of the two original authors (Piers Fawkes and Simon King) who started posting the trends they saw instead of emailing them to each other, this site is now based in New York City and has expanded to boast experts from around the world. They are constantly creating new venues for idea-sharing and post a dozen new entries every day to their blog. Inspirational and unique.2. SpringwiseSubtitled “New Business Ideas from Around the World,” this site highlights innovation and new business concepts. Both inspiring for your own innovative spirit and a great way to keep up on what is new.
- Twitter Contest: Twitter Pioneer and Website Creator Linnet Woods, an Interview
Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (1)Twitter Contest: Twitter Pioneer and Website Creator Linnet Woods, an InterviewQ: Tell me about your twittering?A: When I first joined Twitter, in August 2008 it was to please an acquaintance who had e-mailed to suggest I follow him there. As soon as I had joined I did so and he followed me back, but not for long!Frankly, I didn’t get the point of Twitter at all and, more or less, ignored my Twitter account until October, when I was followed by someone with whom I struck up a conversation when I logged on to follow her back. By the middle of December there were a couple of hundred people in my Twitter group, which I always referred to as the Twitterhood.
- Twitter Feeds, 10 Green Twitter Feeds Worth Following
Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2009 in Uncategorized – Comments: (2)Twitter is one of the fastest growing sites on the web, and has become a bit of a standard tool in the repertoire of social media marketing. Why not combine both the social media side with a little green living and get the best of both worlds in one place? These informative and interesting feeds do just that, keeping you up to date with all kinds of green and sustainable issues and allowing you to do it through the easy-to-use and popular format of Twitter. @Grist: If you’re a fan of thi blog, make sure to follow the Twitter feed as well.
- Twitter Forum Top Ten
Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 in Uncategorized – Comments: (1)Twitter has taken the social media world by storm, and even though Twitter itself is made for quick chats about anything and everything, there are many great Twitter Forums where you can go to ask questions, get the newest info and just find another place to connect with other dedicated Twitter users. Here is a…Twitter Forum Top Ten1. Twit TownFormerly Twitter Forum, this is a blog that is updated frequently. Twit Town calls itself the apps and widgets community, and it is the best place to learn and share about all that is new in twit town.2. Tweet Social A fantastic group of twitter users all there to share comments and tips on Twitter.
- Twitter Landing Pages, 10 Elements of a Successful Twitter Landing Page
Posted on Sunday, August 16th, 2009 in Uncategorized – Comments: (4)I recently met Alex Shalman at Affiliate Summit East and followed him on twitter. I was so impressed by his Twitter landing page I asked him to guest post about out it for me and you.You can see his Twitter Landing Page here:http://www.alexshalman.com/welcome-twitter-follower/ Guest post by Alex ShalmanEveryone and their cat are now on twitter. This makes twitter a very affective tool for communication, networking, broadcasting and marketing. For me it’s more of a personal play than anything else.Many people use their website homepage as a landing page, but I decided to be different and do something that will make me stand out and educate the readers at the same time.
- Vlogs and Vlogging Top Ten Examples and Resources
Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 in Top Ten – Comments: (1)Blogging is essential and has been around now for years. Now come Vlogging, or Video blogging. The great thing here is that you can do it from your phone, your computer, your anything, and it is accessible to anyone who is able to create and upload video. Here are the most popular Vloggers right now:Vlogs Top Ten1. iJustineJustine is a true social media video blogging celebrity. She does everything from videos and commentary to something like a variety show- and her Twitter remake of Rockin’ Robin is not to be missed.2. Alive in BaghdadThis was an award winning vlog years ago that continues to be consistent and amazing.
- Web Design Blogger and Web Designer Shekhar Mehta of Style Web Design USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 in Interview – Comments: (1)Tell me about your Blog?Well, Style Web Design USA is my primary site where I get most of my design clients. My Style Web Design blog was my first blog and was started so I could write about web design, web development, online money making tips, blogging, and all of the things I was learning through the growth of the my web design firm Style Design International. The first six months or so of blogging covered these topics on the blog, but later I decided to keep the content focused on web design.What was your first blog?I started blogging early in 2007, and my first blog was http://www.stylewebdesignusa.com/ web-design-blogWhat is the biggest tip you would give to a newbie blogger?
- WordPress Blog Automatic Summary Post Plugin
Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2009 in bloggers – Comments: (3)WordPress Blog Automatic Summary Post PluginLast night I was having coffee with my friend Geoff Jones (well known Cambridge blogger) and he told me that I my blog was missing an weekly summary post. Geoff told me that lost of blogs has a periodic summery post and that I would start them. After some digging around I found a great plugging that will automatically create a weekly summary of the post on murraynewlands.com. The benefits of an automated weekly summary post are as follows:-I write a lot of posts and it allows readers to find posts more easily.
- WordPress Forums Top Five
Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2009 in Top Ten – Comments: (2)Blogging and bloggers are everywhere on the Internet and one of the most popular blogging services is WordPress. WordPress lovers swear by it and there is even a dedicated WordPress Conference. If you are looking for anything WordPress on the Internet, these forums are a great place to start:WordPress Forums Top Five1. WordPress.com ForumsFrom the makers themselves and monitored in a very timely fashion- I saw many threads of questions where the answers came within the hour.2. WordPress ForumsForum topics on everything you need to know. High traffic forum topic about “WordPress How-To Tutorials & Hacks” Hundreds of posts and thousands of members.
- XSHOT Photo Contest at Affiliate Summit East 2009 August 9, 10 and 11
Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing Conference – Comments: (1)XSHOT Photo Contest at Affiliate Summit East 2009 August 9, 10 and 11@HeatherinBC of Beautiful British Columbia is the ASE09 Blogger Lounge Mistress/Liason and will be happy to show you how much fun it is to use the XSHOT Camera Extender!Contest Rules:While attending Affiliate Summit East in New York, photograph XShot Camera Extender ‘users’ holding an XShot Camera Extender – or get someone to photograph you holding the XShot. Perhaps you will see Lady Liberty holding her XShot Camera Extender – now that would be a great shot!The XShot Camera Extender MUST appear in the picture you submit!HINT: IZEA Insiders have XShots and many bloggers do as well :)Upload your photos to Flick’r and/or Facebook and use the two tags, ‘xshot and ase09’ on each photo.
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