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  • http://www.sfcg.org Matt Henry

    These are not “best practices” at all. “YouTube uploads are prominent” is not a best practice. I’d allow them to be called “key findings” maybe, but really they’re just results of a survey about usage. Find a study with specifics about how these platforms are being used to effectively meet specific goals, and then you can call it “best practices.”

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  • rokensa

    Best Practices, Good practices, Key findings… call them anything you want, I appreciate that you take the time to share knowledge. Thank you Jeff

  • http://www.Online-Business-Achiever.com I’m with Rokensa, semantics aren’t the important thing. I find it really interesting that NCO’s are using this better than the business community. Thanks for the Post.

    I agree – semantics aside, it’s an interesting post. I’m amazed that NCO’s are capitalising the blog phenomena better than the business sector. Thanks for the post.

  • http://minoritybusinessmatters.net Stephen Jackson

    This information will assist the non profits that I work with to incorporate social media further in their endeavors. Thanks for the article and for some organizations that are looking to grow the information will be considered Best Practices.

  • http://www.beckyjacoby.com Rebecca Jacoby

    Thanks for the information, Jeff. It encourages less nationally known NPOs who are just begining to use social media to continue putting marketing effort there and to grow their presence by noting value and response received.

  • http://www.affectacuity.wordpress.com Moria Byrne

    Thanks for the report. Interesting data. I would also note that there are many analytic tools that can help determine the ranking of a blog such as Tweetlyzer (for microblogs and blogs) and Google analytics.

  • http://www.nonprofitconversation.blogspot.com Bunnie Riedel

    Jeff, I would like to “re-print” this article on my blog Nonprofit Conversation. Let me know. thanks!!! Bunnie Riedel

  • http://mundoexchange.org Mouse

    Hey Jeff, this might sound a little cheeky but we’re an NGO that is trying to increase it’s public profile in order to help better develop our community projects led by volunteers and hope you don’t mind us posting here with our pot linked back to our site. We are only looking to increase how many volunteers we get – we are not looking to become big time or anything. We like our grassroots work and hope to only generate enough that we are not haemorrhaging the few donations we get.

    We see many other organisations use blackhat SEO methods which we feel are immoral and unfair as it not only clogs up the web like spam clogs up email but it also misrepresents how good they are at doing what they are suppose to do: Community development work.

    Technorati, blogging and the like are new to us and we’re wondering if you know of anything that is effective, non-wasting and worthy of hard work that could increase our ranking on the major search engines?

    We are trying to be as upfront as possible with people and let them know what is what in our area and I’m sure quality content over time will be a winner – I’m just curious if you know of anything that might help in an immediate sense.

    On the off-chance you reply to this a big thanks in advance and regardless of anything have a happy new year when it comes in!

    • http://jeffbullas.com jeffbullas

      If you are looking at something in an immediate sense I would be using Twitter to announce new blog posts or point people to your website Cheers Jeff

  • http://mundoexchange.org Mouse

    Thanks Jeff!!

    That was certainly a quick reply. I figured the holiday period would have it be a week or so. I’ll certainly be checking in on your future postings (and learning from your past postings) as you really seem to know your stuff.

    Thanks again!

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  • http://twitter.com/mylivingpower Laurie Wallin

    I wonder if they rank so high because those who work with the organizations entered that arena with a heart to help others, rather than profits. They believe in what they’re doing and it makes it easier to be authentically engaging and encouraging of those they interact with. Seems to me that is one of the toughest barriers to businesses attempting to get a presence in Social Media…. balancing a desire to market with a pure love of the people they’re interacting with and the cause they serve.

  • http://twitter.com/mylivingpower Laurie Wallin

    I wonder if they rank so high because those who work with the organizations entered that arena with a heart to help others, rather than profits. They believe in what they’re doing and it makes it easier to be authentically engaging and encouraging of those they interact with. Seems to me that is one of the toughest barriers to businesses attempting to get a presence in Social Media…. balancing a desire to market with a pure love of the people they’re interacting with and the cause they serve.

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