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Cursos online en tu red social Ning [Tools]

Dentro del gran fenómeno de la web social, son muchas las nuevas formas educativas de emplear la red. Una de estas es la de poder impartir cursos online o virtuales que puedan resultar interesantes y provechosos tanto a título personal como a grupos de estudio o comunidades que compartan un mismo interés.

Aprovechando las ventajas que ofrece internet, los usuarios pueden adquirir con los cursos online las habilidades y conocimientos que precisan con independencia de horarios…


Added by Lorenzo M. Oliver on April 18, 2014 at 2:08am — No Comments Wins THE FREAKING SCARY SITE PLATINUM AWARD!!

Better late than never...

Nov 3rd 2011 is proud to announce that we have just won the Freaking Scary Site Platinum Award for this very website. spends countless hours reviewings tons of Horror sites and many of them don't make…


Added by Mark Dickinson on February 3, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Communicating the value of your network with pages

Root-level custom URLs make it easy to share memorable links with people.

Here are some ways I've found to use this powerful new capability.

Organizing blog posts by topic: /topics

Organizing information by region: /texas

Offering help and contact information: /contact…


Added by John on August 23, 2011 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Santa Gift Exchange idea for Support Groups

Hi everyone! 

I have a support group for a rare medical syndrome.  

Well I posted an event today... for a "Not a Secret, Santa Gift Exchange" 

I wanted to share my idea! 

Basically everyone emails me a set of information (I have it all explained on my site) , everyone who enters the exchange will be put into a hat 

Then I will reveal the matches via video Nov 1st.  

I posted deadlines to ship their packages to each other 

The rule also is they…


Added by Shannon Klipstein on August 22, 2011 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Global One TV - Online Spiritual Site is REALLY Growing :)



This Chart Shows Visitors Per Month for the Past 24 Months, as of July 8, 2011:



Added by Eric Allen Bell on July 16, 2011 at 2:02pm — 1 Comment

Move follow links


This script moves the "follow" links to the top of the page and make them more noticeable. Try them. Post screenshots of them in use. Give me feedback and tell me about bugs, and follow this blog for updates. The latest version will always be in this description.



Set your options in the script where indicated.

Add this script code to your "custom code" as the LAST…


Added by Chris on July 10, 2011 at 3:30pm — 29 Comments

Getting free press for your network

One way of getting traffic to your network is by using the press, and I do mean USING, not paying.

Free press is great if you can get it, and I'm gonna tell you exactly how to do it.

So far I've been featured in local press as well as a couple of glossy monthly mags, 5 publications in all, and it did not cost me a penny!

Check out the coverage so far



Added by Alex Olejnik on July 1, 2011 at 3:56am — 15 Comments

Members not uplaoding profile pictures? Use this trick..

I don't know about you, but it does annoy me when members join my network and don't bother to upload a profile picture.

I've come up with a cunning plan to get members to upload profile pictures..

I simply changed the default profile picture (which you can find in: MEMBERS - CONTROLS)

From this:

As you can see my default profile pic was a…


Added by Alex Olejnik on June 27, 2011 at 5:53am — 35 Comments

Guía de ayuda para recordar las opciones de MI RED [en español]

He pensado que sería interesante disponer de una plantilla para recordar las opciones de MI RED, desde donde controlamos todos los aspectos y funcionalidad de nuestras redes. Se trata de 6 plantillas, 6 "chuletas", que muestran en español las correspondientes capturas de las diferentes opciones que hay. Esto sin duda ayudará a localizar rápidamente una determinada opción de menú. Es posible que también nos ayude a descubrir algunos aspectos nuevos.

He incluido también los iconos de los… Continue

Added by Lorenzo M. Oliver on June 22, 2011 at 8:40am — 2 Comments

The Ning POV: How Custom Social Communities Can Change the World

There are over 90,000 social websites on Ning worldwide. As a social platform that integrates with major social tools, Ning is in a unique position to observe patterns across the entire social ecosystem. The new Ning Point of View (POV) Report examines trends in community engagement across the ever-changing social ecosystem that all inspired organizations and businesses can apply to…


Added by Jason on June 21, 2011 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Thank you NING & Creators!... (member engagement)

I just wanted to thank everyone who helped me with advice on how to get members more engaged with my network...




I am just a baby network right now, but in less than 24 hours I had 4 new sign ups and they weren't people that I asked to join. It was word of mouth.  Not only that but most of the members that joined immediately were engaged with the network, and I am so much more confident in the potential growth of this site.


One of the main…


Added by Therese Leger on June 19, 2011 at 12:34am — 3 Comments

A new way to increase member activity on Ning networks

  • Have questions that members have to answer on sign up (e.g. country of origin)
  • Download your Ning member list, extract email addresses, and group them into segments based on sign-up answers (e.g. segment = country of origin - India, Australia, Canada, US, Europe, etc.)
  • Create groups on your network, representing these segments (e.g. Indian Chapter, American Chapter, etc.)
  • Invite all members from Canada to join the Canadian Chapter, etc.
  • Entice these…

Added by Vincent Granville on May 28, 2011 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Check Facebook Before Approving a New Member

I don't know why I didn't think of it before, but for the last few months, when I have a new member request and I can't quite decide if they're a spammer or just lousy at filling out their profile... I take their email and plug it into the search blank on Facebook. It's not a perfect system, but it is one more step to test a new member's authenticity before you hand them the power to blast nasty on all your members! 



Added by Shelli Russell on May 23, 2011 at 7:49pm — 20 Comments

A Thank You to Jen and Ning Creators, from The 100.

The screen shot, above, is of my private website for the members of The 100.  ---martial arts school owners, teachers, and their staff members. 


The green tabs on the left are expandable --and I found the idea here on Ning Creators. It's made organizing my information so…


Added by Tom Callos on May 20, 2011 at 6:37pm — 1 Comment

Getting banned from Google and it's alternative...


Post from my website: LTCW

What do you do when Google stops your ads?


If you have ever been on YouTube which if you're into websites then you have, you may have been checking out making money with Google Adsense or you want to be a YoutTube partner.  You more…


Added by Mark Flockhart on May 17, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Fuel your members activity and keep them coming!

Hey everyone! First time writing here, I hope it's useful.


Here's a way I keep my members interested, busy and coming back again and again to our Network. Using the Chat application!


1. I created a whole Online Programming for the Chat. Of course I have moderators; I myself only manage one of the Online Chat Programs while other members who I've chosen carefully moderate the other shows. The Program is posted on a Blog page and can be…


Added by Idáliz Escalante on May 13, 2011 at 6:51pm — 15 Comments



I could end the blog post there.  Do it!  Follow it, create it!  Your attitude will control your success.  If you want to be successful then you need to stick it out.  Usually the time things take off are right after you quite.  Don't miss out.


Self development is a form of motivation but not the same.  Both will help you reach the goals you should have set.  Do you want to have 5,000 members, or $10,000 a month?  I don't know, what I do know is that if…


Added by Mark Flockhart on May 12, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Google Adsense for newbies - 3 minute read...

What to expect

Google doesn't disclose what niche is better or what click through rate is on average. You need to test your own. There is very little averages with Google Adsense. Typically the average click through rate (CTR) is low. 10% is high. 

Are you going to make money now!?

Probably not. Don't expect to start a website or blog and put a handful of content on it and expect to be able to sit back and…


Added by Mark Flockhart on May 4, 2011 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Stop!! You're stressing me out Add-on + Add-on + Add-on

It's a well known fact that you have approxametly 4 seconds to make someone like your website or they're gone.  I just wanted to let you in on a little secret.  People get overwhelmed with the toys you allow them to play with.  What happens to kids when they're given 30 toys for Christmas?  They get tired angry and end up in their room without dinner (smirk).  Too many toys to play with and the value starts to dissapear the more they open another present just like the first.…


Added by Mark Flockhart on May 3, 2011 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Increased three times the number of weekly new members sign ups

I requested all members who want to join my groups on other networks (e.g. LinkedIn) to first sign-up with my Ning network, in order to be accepted. I don't have the time to check if all potential members follow my rule, but it significantly increased the number of sign-ups on my Ning network, and also help reduce the number of people who join for spamming purposes.



Added by Vincent Granville on April 18, 2011 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

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