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Today Facebook announced their new Social Plugins and we're excited to be a showcase launch partner. In fact, TypePad bloggers are the only bloggers to have access to these features at launch. Woot! Starting Thursday... Continue »
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Daily action is required. A great many resistant entrepreneurs fail to take daily action to build their online presence even though they have seen great results when they do focus on building an online presence. I'm not referring to having a website, blog or eBay store. I'm talking about marketing so that people know your sites or online store exists. Continue »
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Well, we found it for you! Blogside search is now available for all TypePad bloggers. As simple as clicking on a button, you can add a search box that allows your readers to search posts,... Continue »
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When I talk with clients and colleagues about social marketing, one of the big frustrations that gets expressed is that they don't know if the time they spend blogging and on social networks is really paying off and netting new business. I ask how they would know or if they even track that information. Most don't. I do. I see a very direct connection between sales processed through my shopping cart and my marketing time spent blogging and connecting with people on sites like Facebook and twitter. I see it because I ask. KickStartCart is my ecommerce/database management system. There... Continue »
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What's your burning question about blogging? It's my pleasure to introduce you to Shannon Lowe and Melanie Nelson, the authors of the just-published TypePad for Dummies [affiliate link]. What better way to learn about why and how this book came about than to have a blog-based interview on a TypePad blog! On April 7, 2010, you are welcome to post your blogging and TypePad questions for Shannon and Melanie. You can ask any questions, their expertise is not limited to the TypePad platform. Be sure to read the entire interview...there's a gift for you at the end of the post!... Continue »
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We're proud to announce that a native, blogside search feature is available to our Beta members. The TypePad team has been hard at work the last several months to build out our very own search infrastructure. Last week we announced... Continue »
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The Basics of Content Syndication is a guest post by Dr. Rachna Jain of MindShare Corporation. Content syndication is a hot topic in social media, and there is a lot of confusion about what it is, and how to do it. In the most basic sense, content syndication refers to the process of efficiently distributing your content around the internet. Since effective content syndication does require a little bit of technical know-how, most people's eyes glaze over when they hear about it. The problem is that if you're ignoring the power of content syndication, you are only getting about 1/3rd... Continue »
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TypePad for Dummies is out now! Giveaway alert! Follow us on Facebook to find out how to win a free copy http://bit.ly/9cSU7q Continue »
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Last November we released a new feature called Reblog, which makes it easy for your readers to share your content others in their network. When someone reblogs your content part, or all, of your post appears on the reblogger’s blog... Continue »
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[Edit 11-18-09: My new TypePad Micro blog, Media Munchies, is here. Using it as a place to share tidbits I hope to blog about later] Microblogging sites like Twitter were once described as "what happens in between blog posts." Today,... Continue »
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Let's see... Quick compose, definitely awesome for it's quickness (and nifty help box): Default blog quick-look, because anything with sparklines is +1000 in my book: Custom color schemes from images? Way awesome: And since I didn't get around to praising this when it came out, the newish insert images dialog: All of those things! Continue »
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Typepad has long been a staple in the blogosphere. It was the first blogging platform I used and I admit to having a nostalgic attachment to it. Yes, they've been upended to a certain extent by WordPress, but to their... Continue »
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As part of our ongoing rollout of the NEW TypePad we are pleased to announce new social blogging features and the launch of TypePad Micro: a completely free level of TypePad focused on easy sharing... Continue »
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There's no such thing as too much traffic. You could read SEO blogs until your eyes fall out but the truth is you don't need a PhD in statistics to build your blog's traffic. It's... Continue »
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Here's a great video from CNN iReporter Chris Morrow, with quick interviews (me included) with some top bloggers at BlogWorld and New Media Expo...good stuff here. [Can't see the video in your blog reader? Click here.] Continue »