Abinet Gebremedhin

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Should Your Company Be on Google+?

For the last few years, social media experts have heavily debated Google+ and its role among the big social media platforms. While many claim that …

7 Content Marketing Tips: Your Audience Attention Cheat Sheet - Jeffbullas's Blog

I won’t lie: content marketing is <i>hard</i>. But most of us make it harder than it needs to be. We pour energy and resources into minute gains, instead of …

Google Wants To Use Your Photo To Promote Stuff In Ads, Here's How To Stop It

What's changing? How your Google+ profile name and photo might appear in Google products, like reviews and ads.<p>Here's how it works:<p>Your Google+ connections may start to see your profile name and photo next to content like the reviews you share or the ads you've "liked" (or in Google terms, …

Finally, the Facebook-ification of Google+ is complete

Google is trying to use your face, name, and activities to sell things to your friends. The company today announced that it has updated its privacy …

5 Big Reasons Why You Should Consider Google Plus Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog

It snuck up so quietly that a lot of people didn’t even realize it was happening.<p>One minute you could post a comment on YouTube just by logging into …

99 Ways to Market Your Art - Copyblogger

You’re an artist — a writer, musician, illustrator, or dancer. Maybe you’re into doll sculpting, keepsake jewelry making, fashion photography, plein …

How to Run a Facebook Timeline Promotion: 6 Tips for Success

Shares 4K<p>Are you thinking of running a Facebook contest or promotion without using an app?<p>Would you like to run a contest or sweepstakes on your …

Email Open Rates and Click Rates Fell in 2Q13

Email open rates decreased 8.3% in 2Q13 from 1Q13 levels, but increased 11.5% over the equivalent period in 2012, resulting in an overall average …

Twitter Solves The Follow-Back Tango, Enables Direct Messages From All Your Followers

Twitter has pushed out a feature update that is extremely useful for journalists like myself, and anyone else who hopes to use Twitter to communicate both publicly and privately. The social network now lets you receive Direct Messages from any of your followers, regardless of whether you follow …

9 Excellent Facebook Pages You Should 'Like'

Best Facebook Pages<p>1. A Girl's Guide to Taking Over the World<p>2. Humans of New York<p>3. Post Secret<p>4. God<p>5. Pusheen<p>6. Shit My Dad Says<p>7. Texts From Last …

4 Ways to Write LinkedIn Messages That Actually Get Read

Imagine you were at a networking event, and you spot someone you don’t know but would love to. Maybe she has your dream job, or maybe he runs a great …

3 Free Twitter Tools to Schedule Tweets

Twitter announced Monday that advertisers now have the ability to schedule tweets. If you're not a Twitter business user but this kind of …

Pinterest Drives More Traffic to Publishers Than Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit Combined

When it comes to referral traffic from social networks, there's Facebook and Pinterest — and then there's everyone else.<p>Facebook accounted for more …

20 Quotes Telling You What To Write About

You want to write, so you sit down to begin.<p>You stare at the blank page or screen. And stare. And stare.<p>After this happens a few times, you come to …

20 Tools to Showcase Your Portfolio

Working in a creative industry often means that you need to present your work on a global stage, using an attractive and professional platform. A …

10 Rules for Writing First Drafts [Poster] - Copyblogger

Forgive me, for I am here to destroy your insecurities. Your excuses. The lie that suggests your first draft must be perfect. The illusion that great …

3 Secrets To Writing Blog Posts That Go Viral | WTD

Shares 213<p>Would you like to write blog posts that go viral?<p>Do you want to attract thousands of readers and keep them coming back for more?<p>Do you want …

50 One Sentence Tips for Bloggers - Jeffbullas's Blog

The blogosphere is stuffed with tips for bloggers, but if you don’t have time to sift through 100,0000 articles, this quick-hitting post is for you. …

20 Apps and Resources that Do Cool Things with your Social Data

Social media seems to get a bad reputation nowadays, what with recurring talks of privacy concerns and freedom of speech restrictions. It’s understandable, of course; platforms like Facebook and Twitter are for many the primary means of communicating with large groups of people and have collected a …

Facebook Now Gives More Control Over What You Share

Facebook announced on Thursday that the site's two-step app permission process has been fully integrated with users worldwide. The feature, which was …

Facebook Updates News Feed to Feature More 'High Quality' Content

Facebook has updated its News Feed algorithm in an attempt to flag and display more "high quality" content from pages that users engage with.<p>The …

How to Connect Your Facebook Account to Skype

1. Contacts Menu<p>2. Connect to Facebook<p>3. Your New Homepage<p>4. Liking and Commenting From Skype<p>5. Sorting Your Contacts<p>6. Instant Messaging From …

7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom

Millennials live and breathe on social media, so teachers are learning how to incorporate the medium into the classroom successfully.<p>In doing so, …

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid on Google+ - Jeffbullas's Blog

Google+ maybe a newer social network, but it’s a powerful one.<p>In fact it is now the second largest social media network behind Facebook after only …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

13 Timeless Lessons from the Father of Advertising - Copyblogger

In 1962, Time magazine called David Ogilvy “the most sought-after wizard in today’s advertising industry.”<p>In his years as an advertising executive …

Content Marketing

10 Apps That Will Help You To Organize In The Smartphone Age

Staying organized requires hard work but, luckily, technology has brought make improvements on this chapter as well. Nowadays we basically have an …

JustUnfollow Is A Twitter & Instagram Friend Management App You Might Actually Use

Let me address this straight away: I don’t personally care for services which “help you better manage your Twitter followers,” because they tend to be used by those attempting to game the system to increase their perceived popularity in inorganic ways. That being said, I <i>don’t totally hate</i> …

The Top 3 Public Health Trends Across Africa

<i>Editor’s Note: In advance of the many health-related discussions to take place in September at the Clinton Global Initiative, the Social Good Summit, UN week and other such events, the Skoll World Forum asked some of the world’s leading voices in global health to paint a comprehensive picture of</i> …

70% of Fortune 500 CEOs Aren't Using Social Media

Perhaps they're too busy working on the bottom line, or maybe they just want a little privacy. Whatever the reason, CEOs from the majority of the …