Digital Debrief – Six Things We’re Reading Right Now
It’s another busy start to the week! Here’s a quick list of what we’re taking some time to read this week. For more links that are capturing our attention, check out our Disruption blog!
How to Change Your Twitter Header Image – Twitter revealed a new profile design this morning that offers users the ability to upload a header image, similar to on Facebook and Google+ as well as updates to its iPad app. The new design changes are available to all users as of today, but the old profile will continue to stay in effect until a user opts to upload a header image.
12 Most Essential SEO Factors Bloggers Don’t Know – While search engine optimization (SEO) isn’t always at the center of our roles as communicators, it’s something that’s extremely important when strategizing about content or web development. But SEO is more than link building, strategically writing content and developing keywords – things like the speed of your website, security, and image optimization can make a big difference in your off-page SEO. Find even more SEO tips over on HyperText!
10 gems from Reuters’ social media ‘cheat sheet’ – Reuters Social Media Editor Anthony De Rosa released a public ‘cheat sheet’ via Google Docs several months ago for reporters to share tips on social media. Unsurprisingly, many of these tips are relevant for communicators as well. Here are 10 of the most relevant of the nearly 50 tips available in the sheet.
Twitter vs. Weibo: How the World’s Leading Microblog Platforms Stack Up – We’ve discussed China’s version of Twitter, Sina Weibo, several times on HyperText, but visuals always help enhance the story. Here’s a great infographic that pairs both side-by-side. Here’s a bit more about social media in China.
The 40 Best Corporate Blogs In The World – With brand journalism being one of the most effective thought leadership strategies, blogging is just as important to a brand’s digital mix as ever. For major corporations, crafting an effective and widely read blog is a challenging process. Here are 40 of the companies getting it right (note: all are English-speaking).
18 Tips For Success From Richard Branson – Everyone can stand to learn something from one of the most successful entrepreneurs in recent history. Here are some of his best tips from his recent book, Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You At Business School. Have anything to add? Share your best piece of career advice in our LinkedIn discussion!