Is Twitter Killing Blog Subscriptions?

Is Twitter Killing Blog SubscriptionsThere have been discussions on whether or not Twitter is affecting blog commenting and even if it’s killing blogging in general. This time we wanted to see how blog subscriptions, both RSS and Email, are being affected.

Instead of researching and relying on existing data, I wanted to ask people, not from the blogger’s point of view but the people that consumes them. We started conversations on Twitter, our Facebook Fan Page and I published a post last week with the question: How Do You Follow The Blogs You Love? And the intention of this post is to discuss those responses.

I should make very clear that the results are a very small sample of less than 200 people and by no means we are suggesting this is a formal study. Just a conversation.

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20 Social Media Divas You Should Be Following

Social Media Divas You Need To FollowTo finish the week, we wanted to spread some love and create a list of the most influential women in social media today.

These women are either providing great content online or leading the industry into new concepts or technologies. The truth is that they are leaders worth following online.

Two things to mention before going on the list:

First, There is no specific order, this is not a ranking, I just listed 20. And…

Second, of course there are many more that I probably left out but it’s your turn to add your favorite divas in the comments section of this post.

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The New SocialMouths Design And The Reasons For It

SocialMouths New Blog DesignSo it’s pretty obvious that last week we made some drastic changes to the way SocialMouths looks but we wanted to go over these changes and what they mean to us and to you as a reader or client.

These are not just changes on the front-end, stuff happened in the back as well as it is happening as a business, something we’ll address and share with you in a few days. For now let’s see what happened on the design and technical side…

It will be awesome if you have a couple of minutes to share your thoughts about it in the comments section. We have no problem with getting either positive or negative feedback so feel free to shoot!

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How Do You Follow The Blogs You Love? [Poll]

We had a couple of conversations last week on both our Twitter and Fan Page about how we subscribe to online content, in this case from blogs. One of the things I find interesting is that all the responses came with at least 2 options, usually following on Twitter and RSS or combining Twitter and Facebook. In some cases even connecting in 3 different platforms at the same time.

In my case, I first follow on Twitter, then depending on the content and if I consider worth subscribing I do it via RSS. If we are talking about a singular post then I’ll give it some bookmarking love on Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, depending on what’s appropriate.

So share with us, you can actually choose 2 options and also feel free to add comments too…

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Get To Know Your Keywords… And Your Competitor’s

The keyword competitionOne of the most complex aspects of running a site or blog is the keyword game. A little hard to understand and very tough to compete if you are not a SEO expert.

Since I’m very far from being one and the content of this blog is really intended for the business person and entrepreneur that is focused mostly on his/her business but wants to understand this game a little better, we’ll use a tool that is not only accessible to anyone but also very simple and user-friendly. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, is

You are going to discover a few things with KeyRow, starting with the keywords where your site is performing best, looking at the contenders in the category or even see who is dominating one specific keyword.

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So Which One Is The Right Use Of Twitter Anyways?

So which is the right use of twitter anyways?In my opinion, the whole conversation about what is the right way to use Twitter or who’s using it wrong just adds to the confusion of those on the early stages of social media.

There are different styles and it seems that we tend to go one way or the other. What’s important is that the objective of using Twitter for your business is clear to you. Your voice, as some call it, will develop naturally.

What I want to do with this post is provide some basic understanding and clarity on the different styles to see if there is in fact, a right way to use Twitter. If you navigate through some of the accounts of the biggest names such as @guykawasaki, @chrisbrogan or even @aplusk you will be able to see the differences in style very clear.

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10 Free Twitter Tools I Will Use Today

Twitter Free ToolsWhat tools do you use to handle your Twitter activity? This is one of the questions I get asked a lot…

And while I think tools should take the backseat in social media, they are still important in helping you be more productive, engage better, measure and just make your life easier. Besides, let’s be honest, tools are cool.

That’s why I thought of making a little list of 10 of the free tools I use on a daily basis, not just to share with you what I use but for you to participate and make this a useful discussion. So, add your tools in the comments section of this post to share with everybody and maybe learn from others too.

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Please Excuse The Dust… We Are Getting A Facelift

Today is a very exciting day at SocialMouths, we are finally launching our new redesigned home and, of course that means some weird stuff happening in the front-end. Please excuse us if you experience longer load times or you see stuff out of place, we are working very fast to go back to normal as soon as possible.

Thanks for your understanding!