5 Top Tips for Bloggers and Marketers on a Friday

Since today is sort of a slow news day, being Good Friday and everything, I thought that I would mention 10 or more items that are useful tips for bloggers and marketers alike.

Legit News Photos for Free. Om Malik has the scoop on PicApp, where you can get legit news photos for free. It’s an interesting service, but I actually prefer to use something like the Voxant, a service that actually pays you for views of the latest news. I like free stuff, who doesn’t, right? Well, it’s even better if they pay you. Here’s sample content from today from Voxant, about the Republicans who have been instructed to blog, blog, blog:

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In an interesting post, Louis Gray says that “The new company profiles on LinkedIn are a gold mine for reporters who want to get data beyond what the PR guys may want to dish out.”.

Henry Blodget asks if Facebook is hot today and going to be dead tomorrow, like AOL. I guess Henry forgot about the post that I wrote a while back, saying that AOL is really going to be TMZ, which is hot now.

There is not much time left to sign up for evernote for free. downloadsquad has all the scoop about it.

TechCrunch talked about how mytopia, the new casual gaming network works with all sorts of other stuff. Monday it will release the same games across the major Web and desktop widgets: iGoogle Gadgets, Apple Dashboard Widgets, Yahoo Widgets and Windows Vista Toolbar Widgets, says TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld.

According to Cnet, Google wants to fill in the TV white spaces. Google is “planning a conference call with journalists on Monday to discuss a company filing with the FCC regarding the use of unused portions of the TV spectrum band, known as white spaces.”

OK, well, that’s not quite the number of updates that I thought I would make today, but five is quite enough. So, to fill up some additional space on this post (bold, right?) let’s again see what Voxant has to offer today:

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  1. scoop says

    As a new blogger, who is struggling to develop content, your information is helpful. I’ll use it to fill the empty spaces on my blog.

    With regard to Voxant, I wonder if the videos will affect performance on an “unlimited bandwidth” provider.

  2. hts says

    Thanks for the PicApp tip – never heard of it before. It may be a good source of images and stuff for my blog /other projects. Keep em coming :)

  3. Guy M'Naghten says

    Wow, I’ve never heard of Voxant before. I just checked out their site and it looks really interesting. Seems like a good way to add a revenue stream to a blog. I’ll try it out.

  4. Vas says

    Voxant sounds very interesting…thanks for that one. Ummm you kind of left u hanging with the Google thing…TV white spaces? what is that?

  5. Bricklaying Courses says


    Thanks for sharing this great tips and for the videos! This very helpful for people that are new to blogging.
    Keep it up.

  6. Nascar Diecast Cars says

    Thank you very much for introducing me to PicApp. That is a great way to get images.


  7. Printer Ink Cartridges says

    I’ve never heard of Voxant before either, they seem to have a cool site and I’m considering trying it out.

  8. JBourne says

    I’ve never heard of Voxant before, has it been around long? It’s a great idea, but I’m not sure it’ll last very long if too many take advantage of it and without actually getting people to go back and visit the site so that it can make ad money. Guess it works for people who really are interested in talking about news and/or political issues, but it’s a good idea.

  9. No / Low Calorie Beverages says

    Has Voxant continued to work for? I’m considering starting a political blog as we close in on Nov, that looks like it’d fit nicely!

  10. Descartes says

    I’ve used Voxant off and on for a couple of years, but have never had the persistence needed to make any real money with it. I did win a couple of books on Ireland recently though, so I will have to at least check out the contests and see if I can win anything else.

  11. Irish Gifts says

    Yeah I’d like to know where you were going with the Google and white spaces thing.

    Has anyone got any more on this?