Recommended Reading This Week
Here are our top picks for what’s buzzing on the web this week….
- 10 Ways To Measure Social Media Success
From Econsultancy: There’s so much talk about social media that it is easy for people to become cynical, perhaps losing track of the fact that it can have a positive impact on your business. So how can you determine whether a social media strategy is proving beneficial to your business?…For more on measuring Social Media Success see our Superlist of Social Media Metrics.
- Digg Toolbox: 50 New Tools and Resources
From Mashable: 50 tools and resources to enhance your Digg experience.
- Basics – The Quest for the Nearly Empty In-Box
From NY Times: What is it about e-mail that consumes us — that invades every corner of our personal space, demands ever more sophisticated methods of organization, and makes us wish for extra hours in the day to deal with the deluge? More important, how can we overcome it? We have more ideas for How To Boost Your Social Media Productivity.
- The 30 Standard Facebook Profile Photo Styles
From All Facebook: Trying to decide what type of photo to post in your Facebook profile (or any other profile for that matter). Here Nick O’Neill offers a rundown of 30 profile photos styles that you’ll find most often when exploring your Facebook friends list. If you’re looking to portray…
- New Facebook Pages: A Guide for Social Media Marketers
From Mashable: Curtis Hougland and Kristen Vang of Attention write- As more and more marketers use Facebook as a key conduit for brands online, it is important to note some of the new changes to their Business Pages. Following last fall’s overall redesign, these pages will now migrate to the…
- How To Use Icons To Support Content In Web Design
From Smashing Magazine: Why use icons? Design is all about communication: it doesn’t matter how important or exciting the information that you’re sharing is if you fail to hook your visitors. When initially viewing a website, most users will first scan the page for visually interesting content, and only after…
- How To Use Guest Posting To Double Your Your Blog Traffic and Subscribers
From Corporate Dollar: In addition to increasing traffic, subscribers and followers, guest posting is also a sure-fire way to influence your blog’s SEO.
- Simplicity As A Strategy
From The Future Buzz: A really excellent article from Adam Singer on simplifying your blog, PR campaigns, marketing promotions, website and more.
- Community Engagement
From The Buzz Bin: How does one engage people is a very common question, and there are general principles that apply across all social communities major or not. Here are some best practices for encouraging engagement.
- HOW TO: Measure Online Influence
From Mashable: Post takes a look at how someone becomes influential and what are the metrics for measuring their influence.
- Give Each Blog Post a Pretty Face With Flickr
From Chris Brogan: I was asked by a friend on Twitter where I got all the pictures that I use for my blog posts (like the one you see in the top left of this post). The answer is that I get them off Flickr. But there’s more to it…