How Relevant Is Stumbleupon To Your Marketing?

Stumbleupon used to be the new kid on the block. People couldn't stop writing about how much traffic they were getting from the site and how it should absolutely be incorporated into our online marketing campaigns. Then the analysis started and statements like "My stumbleupon traffic doesn't convert. Doesn't stick." started showing up. Along with statements to the contrary and guide after guide on how to make the most of Stumbleupon traffic. Many different and new shiny things have popped up since Stumbleupon came on the scene, but I still really like the service from both a user and marketing perspective. They've redesigned and updated themselves recently, and it got me thinking about how much marketers still use the service to promote their sites. So, as a marketer, is Stumbleupon (still) a part of your campaign? Do you use the Stumbleupon button on your pages?   Relevant... StumbleUpon, Not Pinterest, For Page Views(business2community.com) StumbleUpon passes Facebook in US referral traffic(zdnet.com) How to Use StumbleUpon for Business(business2community.com) How I consistently Get Traffic to My Blog from StumbleUpon(thetechscoop.net) StumbleUpon Primer for Bloggers, Part...

3 Ways Of Playing In Traffic With Trends

Let's think about trends and creating traffic pulling content today. I pulled positive results playing around with trends, and they contributed to lasting effects. I curate a theme on my site. I have to find fresh content a couple times a week to determine what to blog about. So how do I approach it? I try to go where the people go Journalists asked a famous bank robber in the 20's "Why banks, Wille?" He said "that's where the money is". Do likewise. Go where the people go. As a professional blogger, you're trying to hit it big in some market, some where. Blogging is social media marketing, and so I'm sure the geeks on Google have talked you to death about "getting social". It's much simpler than that. Your words just need to land in a crowded area to be seen or be heard. Find fresh content in the news A famous copywriting legend says "Read what people read. There is your market". Did you see John McCain scream for bombs over Syria a couple weeks ago? What a jerk, right? I call him "Johnny Rockets", feel free to make that a trending topic and credit the Merchant Of New York City. The point is, today's headlines is a great place to start content curation. These are broadly appealing subjects. Everyone's watching it or talking about it. People you know may even be involved in it. It's in these scenarios, you can begin content curation for your blogs. At the very least, you begin to develop an eye for what to blog about and where your market's minds...

All The Women In Social Media Universe In This One Post

You would think I was a feminist with this, that and the other post, featuring women in my posts. What can I say, I love the girls and getting the content is like shopping for bananas, crazy easy. Women in social media are dominating and I've curated the best information to date for women seeking women in social media. To start, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Campaigns like these make women in social media so powerful Founder, CEO of FCancer @yael explains how her lady parts and "feminine" attributes helped her build a cancer community http://t.co/R8h7ETjc — Forbes Woman (@ForbesWoman) September 27, 2012 The other day, Yael turns to me (figuratively on Twitter), and just comes right out and says, "Touch some boobs!" What's a grown young man like me to do? Of course, I had to sign up and take the pledge to touch some boobs. And damnit, so should you. Women Worldwide Every Woman, Every Child, A United Nations Initiative "... an unprecedented global movement, spearheaded by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, to mobilize and intensify global action to improve the health of women and children around the world." Yea, the United Nations clearly sees something in being ahead of the women-in-mainstream wave. Unless ... now that the power's shifting ... the Secretary-General is actually being held against his will and Mrs. Secretary General is running the show. Hmm ... Boobs across Europe Miriam Freudenberg: Why 10,000 women support the Istanbul Convention www.humanrightseurope.org10/4/12 “The campaign heavily relied on networking and social media,” she says. “This convention is a landmark to end violence towards women. Women activists are very...