Friday Linx will be a recurring feature on our blog. We’re aiming to bring you a collection of links worth a read and cute cat video to ease you into the weekend. This week the “$%#@ People Say” meme collides with the Internet’s other big obsession, cats! We’ve got blogging, video, Google+, Google Analytics, Facebook and training opportunities below.
Onto the links!
Mashable has a good piece outlining 6 tips to build a high quality blog following. Incidentally, we’re employing a similar strategy and we hope to write up our results a few months down the road.
The biggest Google+ news to hit this week is their big change to search and the waves of controversy it’s causing. If this doesn’t change, having a G+ profile will quickly become mandatory for organizations trying to be found on Google.
Speaking of Google, they just keep rolling out more awesome analytics features. Here’s a post on 5 new things to check out. Our very own Melissa Foley will be going to a 3 day session on analytics soon, and we hope to share our insights from that in the future.
Beth Kanter has a good piece up on organizational use of Facebook vs. personal branding.
Some interesting training/learning opportunities coming up include:
- Laura Packard (PowerThrough Consulting) and Jeanette Russell (Salsa Labs) are doing a webinar called Advocacy Rising on Jan 19th at 2 pm eastern.
- New Organizing Institute and the Sierra Club are doing a debrief on Keystone XL on January 26th at 6 pm eastern in DC.
- New Organizing Institute is conducting a two day training in DC on the Fundamentals of Online Organizing. It begins on February 1st at 9 am.