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Easier List Building and Faster Outreach: Introducing Metrics Filters, Unsubscribe, & Email Signatures

Today, we’re excited to announce three new BuzzStream features: email signatures, unsubscribe options, and advanced metrics filtering.

Target the Right Websites for Your Campaign

Being able to quickly segment a set of influencers or publishers based on their authority is one of the keys to successful outreach. For example, in a lot of outreach campaigns you’re going to be most successful if you reach out the mid-tier influencers.

Normally, finding these kinds of sites is a tedious, time-consuming process. Now, BuzzStream has made it a whole lot easier by adding two new filtering capabilities – range filtering and “any/all” filtering. Let’s take a look at how these capabilities work. (more…)

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Worfklow Improvements to BuzzStream: BuzzBar Defaults, Bulk Monitored Link Editing, and More

Today we’re excited to announce some new features that make it easier to accomplish your workflow in BuzzStream.  With these improvements, BuzzStream should map to your process in a more natural way, saving you some clicks and enabling you to spend time on the important parts of outreach.

Default Fields in the BuzzMarker

You can now set default fields when adding new websites in the BuzzBar:

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Default fields are perfect when you’re working through a prospecting list, looking for one type of opportunity, or bloggers in a specific vertical. For example, if you’re looking through a list of finance blogs, you can pre-tag every opportunity as ‘Finance’ and every site type as ‘Blog': (more…)

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Manage Your Link Profile with BuzzStream & LinkRisk

Today we’re excited to announce LinkRisk, the leader in backlink auditing and risk analysis, is now integrated with BuzzStream.  Now you can move data from your LinkRisk account to BuzzStream with the touch of a button, so it’s even easier to keep your link profile in tip top shape.

If you’re involved in link removal and link profile management projects, this is an integration you should definitely check out. (more…)

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Introducing Outreach in the BuzzMarker for Chrome

Today we’re launching the first major improvement to the BuzzMarker for Chrome.  Now BuzzStream’s outreach module is integrated into the Chrome extension, so you can take BuzzStream’s outreach capabilities with you, wherever you go on the web:

Let’s Take a Closer Look

Browse to a site you’d like to reach out to, and open the BuzzMarker for Chrome. (We’ll start with cucumbernebula.com.) Next, click on the envelope icon to activate the outreach module in the chrome extension, and BuzzStream opens an email editor: (more…)

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Prospect Faster & Do Smarter Outreach with the BuzzMarker for Chrome

Today we’re excited to announce the BuzzMarker for Chrome.

We’ve reinvented the BuzzMarker as a Chrome extension – and now you can take your BuzzStream account with you, everywhere you go on the web. (more…)

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BuzzBar Improvements: Add Person, Edit Contact Information, and More

We’ve made major improvements to the BuzzBar.  Now you can do even more of your work in BuzzStream’s toolbar, without ever leaving a prospect’s site.

Now you can:

Edit Contact Information

Need to edit a piece of contact info? Find another email for a contact? Now you can edit (instead of just approve) contact information from the BuzzBar.

Here’s How:

Press the Edit icon next to the ‘Contact Information’ field:

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Next, select which piece of contact information you’d like to add:

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Then add the contact information and press Save Changes:

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Add Background Information

When you’re researching sites for the first time, it makes sense to add information about the site and what they cover to their BuzzStream profile. 

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Outreach Now Available in the BuzzBar

The BuzzBar keeps getting better.  This week, we added Outreach capabilities to the BuzzBar. Now you can connect with bloggers and influencers, without ever leaving their site.

Outreach in Action

Enough of my carrying on – go open your BuzzStream account and see how much more effective the BuzzBar can make you. (If by some tragic oversight you do not yet have a BuzzStream account, you can sign up for one here.)

Start by selecting some contacts, and opening them in the BuzzBar.  Find a site you’d like to reach out to – maybe for a guest post, a product review, or perhaps to say thank you for a media mention – and then select ‘Outreach’ from the top of the BuzzBar:

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Now the Outreach Module will appear  at the bottom of the screen.  You’ll still be able to see the site – so you can match the tone and voice of blog in your pitch, and reference recent posts or contribution guidelines.

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Click inside the text editor, and email away!  The text editor will expand – and now you can use all of your templates, email addresses, and other information from your BuzzStream account.  You can also schedule emails and send them in the future – so if that blogger is in a different time zone, you can reach them while they’re in front of their computer.

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Please let us know what you think – drop us an email at support@buzzstream.com, leave a comment, or tweet us @BuzzStream.  Because of technical decisions made in the BuzzBar’s development, we can improve it rapidly. We read every single message, and we’d love to hear from you as we continue to make BuzzStream more powerful and easier to use.

 

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Presenting the Bigger, Better BuzzBar

When we launched the BuzzBar 3 weeks ago, our customers loved it. 

But our customers wanted more.  They wanted to use the BuzzBar on any list of sites.  They wanted to tag sites.  They wanted to view their history with a site, and assign it a rating and relationship stage. And if they found something cool, they wanted to write a note.

Presenting the Bigger, Better BuzzBar

The BuzzStream team listened to customer feedback, went back to the lab, and made the BuzzBar better.  Today, we’re proud to show you the next evolution of the BuzzBar:

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Now, you can:

Use the BuzzBar on Any Site

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You can use the BuzzBar with more than just prospecting results – now any site can be browsed using the BuzzBar.  Want to sort through your competitor’s backlinks and rapidly qualify the good opportunities?  How about look through Twitter influencer’s websites you’ve sourced from Followerwonk? We’ve got you covered with the new BuzzBar.

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Introducing the BuzzBar: Qualify Link Prospects at Warp Speed

Qualifying link prospects is arduous. Looking through thousands of pages, finding the right opportunities is like searching for a needle in a haystack.

At BuzzStream, we want to streamline link building and take care of the repetitive parts, so you can focus on marketing and building relationships, not building spreadsheets and working on mind-numbing details.

Today we’re introducing the BuzzBar – the new tool that makes link qualification fast, easy, and maybe even fun.

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A Simpler, More Powerful BuzzStream Import

At BuzzStream, we aspire to make a powerful, elegant tool that takes care of reporting, organization, and metrics for you, so you can focus on the important, difficult parts of outreach: real marketing and relationship building.

This month, we’ve improved our import module so getting contacts into BuzzStream is simple and easy – so you can focus on building links and buzz, not building spreadsheets.

Copy and Paste Import

Now, you can copy and paste lists of sites or pages directly into BuzzStream, letting BuzzStream research contact information, gather metrics, and discover recent content for you.

If you have a list of sites, or can find one, you can paste it into BuzzStream – without creating spreadsheets and matching fields.

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