5 Takeaways from Day 1 of Blogworld NYC

New York City in HDR

I’m speaking this week at Blogworld NYC (#BWENY), but one of my favorite things to do is to go attend other sessions to see what I can learn. There’s always something good to be shared, and even in the “101″ sessions, there are usually new tools and new methods to be found for old practices. Here are 5 things I picked out from yesterday’s talks that I found to be especially useful.

Scott Stratten not only leaves calls to action in his books and eBooks, but he leaves different calls to action with different end points so that he can tell where readers are, where they’re giving the most feedback, and where they get stuck. Very clever.

Jim Kukral goes the self publishing route to preserve his digital rights. He prefers to use a cycle in which content is sold, then repurposed, then given away, in order to provide as much exposure as possible.

Jay Baer says that you are the early warning system for your blog. If you’re bored of blogging, there’s a good chance your readers are, too. Use that as an indicator to mix things up with interviews, different pieces of content, different kinds of content, etc. Jay also showcased his business value lifecycle. Jay’s fantastic slide deck is here.

Missy Ward had a presentation filled with useful things for people new to the affiliate marketing space. There wasn’t as much for veteran marketers, but I did find her list of CPA networks to be useful, since they’re a breed apart from the CPM and PPC networks. Her deck is here.

Tom Webster showed off a ridiculous amount of data about the social habit, which is a new study from Edison Research. Among the gems included were that daily deal users were significantly more affluent and avoided traditional methods of advertising as much as possible, and people following brands in social outlets has doubled to 33% of Internet users in just two years. The deck for that is here, registration required.

I didn’t get a chance to catch the keynote where apparently a topless protester disrupted the discussion.

If you’re at Blogworld today, you’ll catch me at Michael Stelzner’s Social Media Examiner at 11 AM and at the SocialChorus booth at 2 PM, doing interviews at both. I’ll be attending sessions as well.


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  • http://www.aaronhockley.com Aaron Hockley

    Topless protesters?  Man, last time I was at BlogWorld everyone had clothes on.  I see that I’m missing out, and I’ll have to make plans to be at the Vegas event in January…