this week found on the internet 3/12
March 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
How Do I Send a Monthly Digest of Featured Content and Events to Members, asks Kim Di Giacomo. Garfield’s template to the rescue!
Speaking of other languages, this discussion is an oldie but a goodie if you want to give visitors some translation options. It’s not a substitution for full-language translation, but it’s worth checking out if you’ve ever wondered How to Add Google Translate to Your Site.
Beginner’s Guide to Google Webmaster Tools: “GWT is a free toolset provided by Google that helps you first understand what’s going on with your website. This way you make decisions based off of data instead of going in blindly. Here is how GWT works.”
The Benefits of an Editorial Calendar to Keep Your Community on Track: “It’s easy to make grandiose plans but far harder to stick to them. Exciting events and milestones come and go, but it’s the steady forward thrust that really matters to ensure the continued growth of your community. By using a publishing calendar you can minimise a lot of the stress of figuring out what you should do next. An editorial calendar also helps you stay focused on your mid to long term goals, and provide your membership with regular initiatives.”
Critical Mass of Activity: “Communities succeed when they reach a critical mass of activity, not a critical mass of members. If you think you need lots of members to get activity, you’re wrong. You need lots of activity to get members. Any community that begins with a big promotion push fails. It’s the communities that start small, reach a critical mass of activity per member, then keep growing at that level of activity which succeed.”