Tag Archives: online

What kind of blogger coverage is best for you?

It seems to be a hot topic – connecting with bloggers for online media coverage – so below are some thoughts from my recent stint co-hosting a #blogchat on blogger outreach (#blogchat is one of the first and biggest regularly-scheduled chats … Continue reading

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See the new blog layout? It’s sure not ’cause I planned it this way.

Yes, the blog looks different. That’s because I made a mess. This is what happens when you are trying to improve a blog’s loading speed (a site that is slow to load = bad, both for readers and for SEO.) … Continue reading

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The 8 WordPress plugins that I recommend for your blog

The great thing about (powerful AND free) WordPress.org online publishing software is that you can customize it with plugins. The problem with this abundance of bloggy toys is that there are so many different ways to customize, you may go … Continue reading

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Protect your online reputation by listening and responding

Your online reputation built on many things, including the impression people get when they search for you and/or your business, organization or destination online. All of those reputation management services you read about don’t do anything mysterious; they basically churn … Continue reading

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A blogger is not always the droid you’re looking for

Some influential online communicators either don’t have a blog or it’s pretty dormant. Their channels are elsewhere. They might be big on Facebook, or very active on Twitter, or photo powerhouses on Flickr and Instagram, or busy with LinkedIn, but … Continue reading

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Why right click is wrong: proper use of online photos and images

(Part of my “Better Online Content” series of posts: quick tips on creating more effective content that takes advantage of the social web’s unique publishing environment.) “I found just the photo I needed on Google Images,” she said. “Did you have … Continue reading

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Complexity is not insane; it’s our job

There’s a lot of buzz about the infographic to the left that shows many of the different social media marketing-related tools and services that have sprung up in the last few years. Note:  it is missing Pinterest and Foodspotting, and … Continue reading

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Talking to Dell: how tech and social media can help tourism

After a thoroughly enjoyable day speaking and participating in Dell’s pre-SXSW Unconference for Small Business, I was asked at the after party why we at Tourism Currents feel so strongly that technology and social media can be helpful for tourism … Continue reading

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How to be a digital concierge, from a high school student

This is a guest post by Chris Fancher, educator and speaker. He’s also my husband, and I thought his recent experience at a destination was worth sharing, so I pestered asked him to give me a writeup. Sometimes you just … Continue reading

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Kickstart 2012: reach visitors anywhere with local radio

First in a blog post series for the get-revved-up week between Christmas and New Year’s Here’s a way to reach fans of your destination who live far away, but still want to connect even when they can’t visit …. tell … Continue reading

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