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How to Create a Wildly Successful Blog in Just 6 Months

The great thing about blogging is that you can create a big, popular, famous site, become well known, gain influence and quit your day job (if you play your cards right and have the patience and drive)–from scratch. It’s truly a shot at the American dream. Blogging also presents an interesting dichotomy as well: it’s at the same time easy …

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An In-Depth Social Media and Content Marketing Strategy (Explained)

What if Coca-Cola wanted to copy your marketing ideas? What if you could easily “evangelize” customers using a smartphone? What if you could reach hundreds of thousands, or even millions of targeted individuals every month? What if you were the most cutting-edge business or organization in your sector? These don’t have to be hypothetical questions… you can be what you …

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3 Tech Newsletters You’ll Actually Want to Read

While there are so many avenues of learning and staying informed these days, many of which are much newer and currently more popular than email is, there are times where there truly is nothing better than a good ol’ fashioned email newsletter subscription. Especially when managed/tamed with Unroll.me, a new favorite service of mine that is a, “free and easy …

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Is Facebook’s Future Bright or Dismal?

Despite the beating Facebook’s stock has taken recently, many people see plenty of opportunity in the company’s future. Mark Cooper, the co-founder and CMO of Offerpop says, “I believe Facebook is in a great position to reshape the digital marketing landscape, and we’ve only seen the beginning of what that might mean. Ultimately, it comes down to leveraging the power …

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Is Google+ Here to Stay?

Will Google Plus be around one or two years down the road? Is it here to stay, or another failed attempt by Google to get in on social in a meaningful way? These are important questions. Personally, I’m doing some research for an upcoming book and I’ve been very curious lately as to whether or not Google Plus will still …

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5 Awesome Ways to Tame Your Social Media Feeds

If you’re busy on social media platforms you know it can be hard to find the good content, the content that’s actually worth your time, the stuff you really want to see. In order to quit wasting your time, you may consider checking out one of the tools below which can help you sift through the junk and get to …

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10 Powerful Social Media Monitoring Tools

Where there’s big data there’s big responsibility and if you’re the one tasked with monitoring and understanding a major brand’s impact on the digital continent (social media) then you better have some powerful tools to help you get the job done. There are literally hundreds of professional social media tools to choose from and new social media trends are popping …

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10 Affordable Social Media Tools for Small Businesses

Small businesses can’t afford to be ignorant about social media any longer, but can they afford the tools necessary to get the most out of what social media has to offer? The answer is yes. There are plenty of tools that cost less than $100 per month that can add new dimensions to your business while adding to your bottom …

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When Brands Automate Twitter and Facebook Responses I’ll Revolt

Have you seen this article on TechCrunch describing how and why brands will soon try to automate social media responses? I just read it and it makes me a bit furious. Many companies, especially large ones, already go out of their way to make it as difficult as humanely possible to contact a real, live human being to talk to. …

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Want More Twitter Followers? Quit Trying to Bribe People

If you’ve ever looked closely at your Twitter followers you’ve probably seen a few that have nearly identical following/follower numbers. That’s because these account owners have a “follow-back” policy. Sometimes they even put it in their profile description that if you follow them they will follow you back. This is essentially a bribe and I believe it’s definitely the wrong …

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Stashtag: A Social Media Startup Project from DailyTekk’s Founder

I’m excited to announce a new project I have been working on today called Stashtag (view profile on AngelList). I am not going to say a whole lot about the intricate details just yet, but I can tell you a little bit about what it will do. In short, Stashtag allows publishers (like DailyTekk) to facilitate a unified discussion around …

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7 Scorching-Hot Social Media Trends Happening Right Now

While doing some research for a recent article on breakout social startups I was able to identify 7 unique trends happening in social media right now. All I can saw is, “wow,” because the social media landscape is changing so quickly. I believe this is because companies have started asking themselves what real life social situations people are facing day …

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8 Innovative Social Startups that Could Help Topple Facebook

Can Facebook ever be toppled? This is a question that began running through my head when I saw that nearly half of the people surveyed in a recent poll believe Facebook will fade away as new platforms come along. It wasn’t long before I began wondering what those new platforms might look like. I’m actually one of those crazy people who aren’t on …

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A Successful Experiment with the AddThis Button (Screenshot)

You’ve probably noticed the Digg Digg plugin on the left-hand side of each DailyTekk post (even if you had no idea what it was called). It’s what we use to embed social sharing buttons on our site to make it easier for people to spread the work about what they read and like on the site. It was working great …

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100 Useful Blogging Tools

This post is #17 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 105. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! Have you heard?!? Blogging is dead! It’s not, actually, but that’s what some people would like you to believe. …

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100 Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music

UPDATE 12/10/13: We’ve released a follow-up to this post with 100 More Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music. Prepare yourself for another dose of Monday roundup madness! It’s time for another crazily comprehensive, yet carefully curated, look at an entire industry–the music industry to be specific. This if the first in a two-part series on the music industry which will …

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Use Twitter to Get Free Stuff by Complaining

By the time you’re done reading this post, you’re going to have a whole new outlook on Twitter. It is, as you know, both a great way to let people know what’s happening in your life as well as an excellent place to discover what’s happening in the world around you. As incredibly useful as those functions are, I’ve discovered …

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Instagram Insanity: 60+ Ways to Print, View and Share Instagram Photos

Follow @DailyTekk Instagram, the iPhone (and soon Android) app that makes it easy to share photos will friends and family, is blowing up. In March of this year, Instagram had over 27 million users and over 100,000 weekly downloads. Whether you already love it or are just now getting into the craze, this roundup is all about helping you get …

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Video Revolution: 100+ Ways to Watch and Create TV, Film and Web Video

This post is #10 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 151. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! Right now our culture is in the middle of a huge video revolution. The lines between content creators and …

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Empire Avenue: The Social Stock Market

At it’s core, Empire Avenue is a quick and effective way for people to expand, engage and evaluate their social networks. The company views itself like “social media rocket fuel” as depicted in it’s branding and graphics. What’s cool is that it’s powered by a social stock market where share prices are determined by engagement and activity across social networks, …

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