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Mayra Pacheco
Mayra Pacheco

Looking Back at 2012: Identifying Success

As the year comes to a close, it’s a great time to look to a few Ning Networks that have had great success throughout 2012 for inspiration. We asked Network Creators on our Creators Network to let us know how their year went, and we received some exciting stories of success and lessons learned.

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Richard Millington
Richard Millington

20 Conversation Starters That Will Get Your Community Talking

Are you struggling to stimulate activity in your online community? Do you have lots of members but little participation? Try asking the sorts of questions that stimulate discussion in every online community.

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Guest Blogger
Guest Blogger

How User Guidelines Help Your Community

Online community guidelines detail the types of behaviors that are and are not appropriate on your community. They include things that some might consider obvious, but they also include items that are somewhat unique to you and your community. I liken an online community to a country. Each country has culture, laws and social norms that make it different from every other country.

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Aaron Ilika
Aaron Ilika

Scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, February 20 from 10pm-2am

We will be performing some planned maintenance on the Ning Platform on Wednesday, February 20, from 10pm-2am Pacific Time. During this time, all Ning Networks will be offline and display branded maintenance pages. Ning.com will be down for maintenance as well.

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Guest Blogger
Guest Blogger

Business Fights Poverty: A Community With a Cause

Business Fights Poverty was established in March of 2008 to pioneer new ways of fighting poverty utilizing economic and business opportunities by groups and individuals. Founder and Director, Zahid Torres-Rahman discovered and implemented the perfect platform for his idea through a chance conversation and a day’s worth of work.

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Richard Millington
Richard Millington

How to Deal With Antagonistic Members

Many community managers are either too slow or too fast to remove antagonistic members. They either remove the antagonistic member without fully realizing the role this individual plays within the community, or they spend copious amounts of time trying to convert the antagonist into a happy member.

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admin
admin

Celebrate Independence Day with our 4th of July Special Offer!

In honor of the Independence Day, we decided to launch a 4th of July Program with the special conditions for using Ning platform.

At Ning, we are ready to set off fireworks, and celebrate 4th of July in the grand manner! To share the joy of this occasion with you, we decided to launch our 4th of July Sale, which provides all new users with a discount for using Ning platform. This offer will allow our new friends to get an edge in creating and managing their own online communities.

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Natalie Lesyk
Natalie Lesyk

Social Media Goals Every Business should Measure

We’ve seen social media growing from a simple way of keeping in touch with people towards the important weapons in the marketing stream to achieve social goals. It is foreseeable to use social media goals examples to look for the competitors and achieving your best to set up the desirable social media goals and objectives for your team. You need to stick to a well-devised plan to achieve success in social media world.

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admin
admin

Analytics as a Secret Weapon of Your Community

Social media marketers are always looking at the best ways to get ahead with the most powerful marketing techniques. When marketers used to think about social media marketing in previous times, they had a thought about using only social networks for the same. The major focus is on the creation of appealing content to get in the reach of the right people who are able to enhance your company’s social presence. Social advertising is indeed the best way to reach towards the target audience to give them a message about your work.

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admin
admin

The Importance of Design in Marketing Your Brand

Design and marketing are the two major interlinked terms for the potential increase in business and marketing. It is a challenge for the business owners to get all the aspects of business growth aligned in a right way. Unique concepts and best designs are sold by the high-end companies to make an impact on most of the audience.

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Gregory Mount
Gregory Mount

Social Media Strategy in 8 Steps

Whether you are an established company, startup, nonprofit, or any other organization, you need social media to stay relevant. It’s tough to navigate the different platforms, decide what type of content you want to create, and who you want to target. It is also crucial for your Ning network.

Check out our guide before you dive in. We have your back from beginning to end, and give you a detailed social media strategy plan.

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Ally Windsea
Ally Windsea

How to create a social media site on your own?

Thinking how to create a social media site? Then the first thing you have to remember: “social” is in its veins. Within Ning platform you can create a social online community, and turn it into a powerful magnet for many devoted followers.

Whatever you do, always make the word “social” primary. Remember: your social network is made by people, for people. Otherwise it’s just one more ordinary website.

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