to 3:30PM

Socializing Your Blog

event::type Platforms and Apps
: Jacob Javits Center 1A16
: Heather Solos, Kelby Carr

Content is king, or is it? There is an arms race between Google and content farms, will your site be collateral damage? Socializing your site gives readers an incentive to become an active participant in the success of your site. Some social tools provided by Facebook and Twitter allow readers to build on their own reputations through the addition of smart commentary. Other tools such as forums and Buddypress encourage user generated content that can lead to additional pageviews, user involvement, and potentially more revenue, all without the dependence on the almighty algorithm. The discussion will touch on social media identity and its relevance to your goals. Your audience consists not only of content consumers, you also have creators and curators; meet their needs.