Riley Gibson

Mediabistro Course

Blogging: Analytics, SEO, and Content

Blogging: Analytics, SEO, and ContentWork with the former marketing director at Conde Nast Digital to improve your search rankings, integrate social, and increase traffic to your blog! Starting November 5, Jim Hopkinson will teach you how to analyze KPIs, monetize your blog through ads, sponsorships, and affiliates, and leverage your blog toward a larger platform such as publishing, speaking, or consulting. Register now!

Facebook Fans: Quality Matters More Than Quantity

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More Facebook brands are starting to realize that it takes something more than just a sheer mass of likes to gain popularity on the social network. Companies are realizing the power of advocates, or superfans, who regularly share content with their friends and drive engagement. A new study by Napkin Labs, analyzing several well-liked pages, shows that the engagement of one superfan is worth that of roughly 75 regular fans.

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Lay’s Joins Growing Trend Of Brands Crowdsourcing Through Facebook

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Lay’s wants to introduce a new flavor of potato chip. But it is not hiring a marketing firm or forming a blue-ribbon committee to figure out a flavor — it is asking people who have liked the brand on Facebook. In exchange for the winning flavor, the user with the best idea receives $1 million. More and more companies are turning to their Facebook fans for new ideas.

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