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Pick your top 3 measures of success for business blogging

  • Engagement: comments, links (36%, 65 Votes)
  • Improved brand recognition (31%, 56 Votes)
  • Build thought leadership (31%, 55 Votes)
  • Search engine rankings (31%, 55 Votes)
  • Better communicate with customers (30%, 53 Votes)
  • Traffic to the blog (27%, 49 Votes)
  • Coverage by media and other blogs (18%, 32 Votes)
  • Traffic to the corporate web site (16%, 28 Votes)
  • Sales leads (16%, 28 Votes)
  • Industry Recognition (13%, 23 Votes)
  • Sell products (12%, 22 Votes)
  • Improved customer satisfaction (11%, 20 Votes)
  • Page views (9%, 16 Votes)
  • Time on Site (6%, 10 Votes)
  • Ad revenue on the blog (5%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 179

Start Date: April 28, 2009 @ 10:07 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do your online marketing efforts include SEO and social media working together?

  • Yes (77%, 226 Votes)
  • No (11%, 32 Votes)
  • We don't do Social Media (5%, 14 Votes)
  • We don't do SEO (5%, 14 Votes)
  • We don't do SEO or Social Media (2%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 293

Start Date: March 23, 2009 @ 9:11 am
End Date: No Expiry

Which do you listen to more often, downloaded podcasts or live streaming audio?

  • Downloaded Podcasts (50%, 44 Votes)
  • Live Streaming Audio (41%, 36 Votes)
  • I don't listen to either (9%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 88

Start Date: March 16, 2009 @ 6:02 am
End Date: No Expiry

What 3 digital marketing channels & tactics will you emphasize in 2009?

  • Blogging (34%, 183 Votes)
  • Microblogging (Twitter) (29%, 155 Votes)
  • Search engine optimization (28%, 151 Votes)
  • Social network participation (Facebook, LinkedIn) (26%, 137 Votes)
  • Email marketing (17%, 90 Votes)
  • Social media monitoring & outreach (17%, 88 Votes)
  • Pay per click (14%, 73 Votes)
  • Blogger relations (12%, 64 Votes)
  • Video marketing (10%, 51 Votes)
  • Social media advertising (7%, 39 Votes)
  • Online/digital public relations (7%, 38 Votes)
  • Affiliate marketing (7%, 37 Votes)
  • Corporate web site (7%, 36 Votes)
  • Viral marketing (6%, 34 Votes)
  • Free content (eBooks, white papers) (6%, 33 Votes)
  • Online communities/forums (6%, 33 Votes)
  • Branded microsites (6%, 30 Votes)
  • User generated content (5%, 26 Votes)
  • Widgets (4%, 23 Votes)
  • Link bait content (4%, 21 Votes)
  • Podcasts (4%, 20 Votes)
  • Webinars (4%, 20 Votes)
  • Article marketing (3%, 18 Votes)
  • Behavioral targeting/re-targeting (3%, 18 Votes)
  • IM/Mobile SMS (2%, 13 Votes)
  • Online contests, giveaways (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Online display ads (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Social news / Bookmarking (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Contextual advertising (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Sponsorships / Cross branding (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Mobile ads (2%, 9 Votes)
  • Rich media apps/demos (Flash) (2%, 9 Votes)
  • Blog advertising (2%, 8 Votes)
  • Freemium services/tools (2%, 8 Votes)
  • Advertorial (AdFusion) (1%, 6 Votes)
  • eCommerce feeds & Comparison shopping (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Teleconferences (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Buy web sites and retool (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Advergames (1%, 4 Votes)
  • RSS advertising (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Virtual worlds (Second Life) (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Virtual tradeshows (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Paid reviews (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Rich media avatars (0%, 1 Votes)
  • No holds barred spam (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 532

Start Date: February 18, 2009 @ 11:39 am
End Date: No Expiry

What is your favorite URL shortening service?

  • cli.gs (26%, 88 Votes)
  • budurl.com (20%, 70 Votes)
  • tinyurl.com (18%, 62 Votes)
  • zi.ma (12%, 42 Votes)
  • bit.ly (6%, 22 Votes)
  • is.gd (6%, 21 Votes)
  • adjix.com (4%, 13 Votes)
  • tr.im (3%, 9 Votes)
  • tweetburner (2%, 8 Votes)
  • snipurl.com (1%, 5 Votes)
  • poprl.com (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 343

Start Date: January 8, 2009 @ 5:53 pm
End Date: No Expiry

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