Business 2 Community

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Business 2 Community
Business 2 Community Logo.jpg
Type of site
Business Blog
Created by Brian Rice[1] and Dan Criel[2]
Website http://www.business2community.com/
Alexa rank Steady 3,559 (January 2015)[3]
Users 15,000 contributors, 3,000,000 monthly visitors (as of 2014)

Business 2 Community is a business community website which originated as the personal blog of Brian Rice in 2010 and was transformed to Business 2 Community by Rice and Dan Criel. The site provides balanced views of the current business landscape[4] and articles posted on Business 2 Community are shared regularly through social media.[5] It has a high quality standard for contributors[6] and as of May 2014 has 15,000 contributors and more than 3 million visitors.[7]

History[edit]

Business 2 Community was founded as part of Insider News Group[8] in 2010 by Dan Criel and Brian Rice. It began as Rice's personal blog called B2C Marketing Insider and grew into 2,000 contributors posting up to 50 blogs per day by March 2012.[2][9]

Notable contributors[edit]

Commendations[edit]

Business 2 Community is ranked in the top 50 of the AdAge Magazine Power 150 rankings.[14] It was also listed as one of the Top 50 Marketing Blogs To Watch in 2012[15] as well as currently being ranked in the Top 100 Business and Top 100 Small Business blogs by Technorati.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilms, Todd (8 June 2012). "The Democratization of Social Influence". Forbes Magazine. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Burgess, Cheryl (13 March 2012). "Do The Math To Calculate the ROI of Business Blogs". Blue Focus Marketing. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Alexa.com Data for Business2Community". Alexa.com. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Charest, Dave. "15 Marketing Resources a Small Business Can Be Thankful For". Constant Contact. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Kelsey (24 October 2012). "Three Places To Syndicate your Internet Marketing Or Social Media Content". Performancing.com. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Wong, Danny (7 May 2014). "Smart Distribution Strategies: 11 Authoritative Sites That Want Your Content". Shareaholic. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Rice, Brian (1 May 2014). "Happy 4th Blog Anniversary!". Business 2 Community. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Terms of Use & Privacy". business2community.com. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ Stewart, Ian (2 July 2012). "Case Study in User-Gen Content Marketing: Brian Rice’s Business 2 Community". The Original 9. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Mark Schaefer Profile". Business2Community. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Edwards, Jim (15 October 2012). "Ford Social Media Chief Scott Monty Tells Us Whether Advertising On Facebook Actually Works". Business Insider. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Scott Monty Profile". Business2Community. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Simon Mainwaring Profile". Business2Community. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Power 150". Advertising Age Magazine. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  15. ^ Carmichael, Evan (29 November 2011). "The Top 50 Marketing Blogs to Watch in 2012". The Entrepreneur Blog. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Business2Community". Technorati. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 

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