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  • The One Thing You Should Do on Social Media Every Day

    Social Media Online Classes
    Maria Peagler
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Social media is often called “relationship” marketing: instead of throwing messages at your audience, you’re actually developing a connection with them. You get to know what they like, share jokes and your latest specials, and you eventually earn their trust. How do your customers feel when they haven’t heard from you in a while? Disappointed and wondering where you’ve been. They miss you. Eventually, they’ll forget about you. The simplest way to growing your business using social media? Be consistent: “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”…
  • Six ways you can do social media like MacGruber

    Jim Dougherty
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    If fictional SNL character MacGruber were a social media marketer, he would offer these insights about social utilization.The post Six ways you can do social media like MacGruber appeared first on leaderswest.
  • Facebook: Best Bang For Your Small Business Buck

    Shannon Huppin
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    A new study concludes that Facebook has more active membership and user frequency than other social networks.The post Facebook: Best Bang For Your Small Business Buck appeared first on leaderswest.
  • 10 Tips to Boost Your Reach With Album Cover Design

    Anna Guerrero
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Are you an artist or DJ uploading original sounds to SoundCloud, a new band releasing your first signed album, or a seasoned public speaker hoping to take your podcast to new heights? If so, you’ll be no stranger to the task of self promotion. Album covers are often the first point of contact between listeners and your music or audio. But, if you’re like many artists who are either pressed for time, or cash, and want an easier way to design an album cover – Canva has great news! We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of a new library of pro album cover layouts, which…
  • Bonus Webinar Excerpt: How to Get More Sales from Your Website [VIDEO]

    Social Media Online Classes
    Cam Waller
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you want your website to generate sales you HAVE to make sure you’ve got your most important content right in front of your audience. Here at we use a simple tool to analyze visitor activity and make sure that our most vital content remains front and center. Here’s a brief look at how to make sure prospective clients are seeing your most important content. Click here to view the full bonus webinar with even more advice on boosting sales. Timestamps & transcript are below the video: 00:07:  What Keeping It Above the Fold Means 00:28:  Put Your…
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  • New Type Features – And How to Use them

    Poppie Pack
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Want to learn more about the world of design and take your skills to the next level? Give them some nuance and start exploring the world of typography!  Something the untrained eye may not choose to consider is the artistic significance of the space between letters (letter spacing or tracking) and the space between lines of text in graphic design (line height or leading). Mastering these techniques can be challenging, so to fast-track you on your way to becoming a design pro, Canva is thrilled to introduce two powerful new features: letter space and line height tools! Glossary Since you…
  • 10 Tips to Boost Your Reach With Album Cover Design

    Anna Guerrero
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Are you an artist or DJ uploading original sounds to SoundCloud, a new band releasing your first signed album, or a seasoned public speaker hoping to take your podcast to new heights? If so, you’ll be no stranger to the task of self promotion. Album covers are often the first point of contact between listeners and your music or audio. But, if you’re like many artists who are either pressed for time, or cash, and want an easier way to design an album cover – Canva has great news! We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of a new library of pro album cover layouts, which…
  • 5 Fall Inspired Color Palettes

    Julya Buhain
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Fall is here! ‘Tis the season for crunchy leaves, sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes. When it comes to design, you need to make sure your brand stays on top of seasons and holidays. Show your audience you’re paying attention and are on top of the freshest trends. Color is a good way to stay on track. Put a Fall flair on your design with these color palettes! 1 Warm Up Your Design Brick Red (#C2453B), Sunflower (#FFE645), Pottery (#ECC66E) and Chocolate (#B25641) Warm tones are colors in the shades of yellow, orange, red and brown. Warm tones are colors we associate with things…
  • Canva Shortcuts Infographic

    Peg Fitzpatrick
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Creating great designs just got a little easier! We’ve created an infographic of Canva shortcuts for you to enjoy and use as a design resource.   We hope these tricks will help you design some amazing graphics for your blog, small business, classroom, or wherever you need a little bling. We know that you don’t have a lot of time – who does? So working smarter with keyboard shortcuts will help you get more done and maybe help improve your graphic design skills a little as well. You can grab the embed code below the infographic to add it to your own blog post. You may…
  • Branding Basics: An Introduction

    Poppie Pack
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The correct visual use of your typefaces, color palette and images together is an imperative part of the brand development process. Branding is a specific trade, with devotion to the art of cohesion brought together by psychology and science. It doesn’t matter if your brand is a large-scale company or a part-time passion, the importance of branding consistency throughout your marketing can not be faulted. We give you some awesome insider tips to help you look at your brand a little differently, and potentially start creating your very own guidelines. 1Your Brand Essence This is the…
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  • Interview | Introducing

    21 Sep 2014 | 1:36 am
    I always wanted to be the first to do something. When I stumbled across the basic idea for Ampervize, I couldn’t believe there wasn’t already something available that could calculate the best online marketing strategies for a business. I was really looking forward to being able to say “I did that first”!
  • 5 Reasons Why You Are Not An Influencer

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    "influencers are Individuals who have the power to affect purchase decisions of others because of their (real or perceived) authority, knowledge, position, or relationship."
  • Twitter Tweets Up

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Twitter has always been a great operating system of news but in terms of driving traffic that potentially turns into customers, it falls well below leaders such as Facebook and Google +. Showing passion and the desire to... Read More
  • A Passion for Fashion with Stephanie Said

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    I have been desperate to put this post live and after finding out Stephanie was in the Australian Financial Review on Friday, I think she truly demonstrates her passion and motivation to make a unique jewellery business a success.
  • Social Sydney 2014

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    Back in 2013, I was given the chance to report on behalf of Nokia at Social Media Week in Mumbai. This year I’m in Sydney and Social Media Week is taking place from September 22 – 26, 2014.... Read More
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    Keith Paul

  • When tech joined your psyche

    Keith Paul
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    Those who know me or follow this blog might have heard me rant about folks who rant about the occasional changes Facebook makes to its layout, news algorithm, terms of service, you name it. A similar level of fervor is spreading across the “Applesphere” as some folks are getting bent out of shape over U2’s latest album appearing FREE in their iTunes accounts. I’m a long-time fan of U2, so I was thrilled at this lovely surprise. And who doesn’t like free? But for some, Apple, like people have longed complained about Facebook, is messing with MY stuff. We’ve…
  • Character actors in the age of binge watching

    Keith Paul
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Binge watching. If you’ve got Netflix, you know the feeling. If you’re one of the 7.6 million American households who’ve cancelled their cable subscriptions, in favor of DVD or iTunes or Roku, you know the feeling. Think of all those character actors you see EVERYWHERE across your TV dial. I’ve recently taken up binge watching of old TV series available on iTunes or Netflix. It was great to re-watch the Sopranos in a very short few weeks, instead of the seven years of HBO subscriptions the first time. You see things differently watching in shorter periods and with…
  • From Fitchburg to Amherst

    Keith Paul
    21 May 2014 | 9:35 am
    Ken (FHS ’67 and UMass ’73) and Keith (FHS ’93 and UMass ’98) As time goes by things that at once seemed distant, or perhaps perfunctory, claim an ever-bigger focus in one’s life. There are many reasons for this… principally life… but the death of a parent certainly can shape perspectives some. This year marks the fifth anniversary of my Dad’s passing. It also marks the fifth annual Kenny Paul Memorial Scholarship given to a Fitchburg High School graduate who will study business or math at UMass Amherst. That scholarship is a small award,…
  • Measuring LinkedIn with Google Analytics

    Keith Paul
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Does your company leverage its LinkedIn profile? Are you using LinkedIn discussion groups? Can job seekers find their next great role on your LinkedIn page? All great questions. And if you answer yes to these (I hope you do) are you also measuring the value LinkedIn can provide for your SEO and possibly your lead-gen efforts? Here are a couple ways you can geek out with LinkedIn, Google Analytics, and regular expressions to help paint your LinkedIn ROI picture. Google Analytics is already good at showing you total traffic hitting your site via LinkedIn. These examples drill in a bit to help…
  • Downside: Is anything possible?

    Keith Paul
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    … and the BEST message comes from the folks at They produced their own parody of the Cadillac “Poolside” ad, focused on the dreams and realities of our Latino friends. Enhorabuena, Desmadre. Your “Downside” parody strips the ideals of the so-called “American dream” down to what matters. Thank you to Samuel Martinez for sharing this with me. “Downside” The post Downside: Is anything possible? appeared first on Keith Paul.
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  • How To Unfollow 2200 Inactive Twitter Accounts for Free

    Worth Gurley
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Do you want to learn how to quickly & easily unfollow inactive accounts on twitter? If you’ve never heard of Manage Flitter, it is an excellent website that links up to your twitter account and is the simplest way to manage your unfollows. Ideally you want a ratio of more followers and than you are following. This post will describe a step by step guide of maximizing your unfollows per day the free way. Enjoy! Log into the twitter account that you’d like to manage. Make sure when you’re on that you click the home button and then click START. After you connect…
  • 7 Email Opt-in Tips That Improve Conversions

    Todd Meisler
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Okay guys, here we go… I am sharing 7 tips that we use to improve conversion on landing pages and squeeze pages to get opt-ins and new leads. First, I want you to know that, from my experience, nobody will buy or opt-in for crap. Your offering needs to be good, good enough to make you opt-in. Keep this in mind as we continue. I believe your emails are the little pots of Gold that you have in the safe of your business, if they are segmented and fresh, even better. Really, your emails are much more valuable than you would think, and will be more so in the future. Many of these ideas below are…
  • How to Schedule Facebook Posts in 7 Easy Steps

    Emily Nguyen
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Do you want to maximize your time on Facebook? Of course you do! This article explains How to Schedule Facebook Posts IN ADVANCE! Schedule your whole week’s facebook content in one sitting so that you don’t have to worry about posting anything for the rest of the week! Utilize the rest of your time to engage  with others on Facebook or creating ads. 1. Create your post. Put some thought into it and create valuable content! For the sake of example, we are going to schedule a photo and a text caption. Feel free to post whatever you want: a status, photo, link, video, or event. Be sure to…
  • 5 Simple Design Tips for Landing Page Optimization

    Brendan Steele
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    A landing page is different from other web pages because of one defining factor. It is designed to sell one thing. Whether it’s a product, a subscription, or a free e-book download, the only thing you want the visitor to do is complete the sale. It is important to review and optimize landing page design because the goal is so specific. You want to create a user experience that is fast, easy and guided, like a personal tour. Don’t make your visitors think about what to do, limit their options to one distinct pathway. This will greatly increase your click-through rates and provide a…
  • 5 Step Viral Cycle to Promote & Push Any Content

    15 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Have you ever attended a conference and learned some amazing new tools, tactics, tips and ideas and were excited to get back to the office and share them with your co-workers? Our commander in Chief, Todd Meisler, recently attended Blitz University, which was led by Facebook Guru’s Dennis Yu and Alex Houg. He returned with pages and pages of notes he wanted implemented and tested here at ZD Design. The first task was for Todd to teach me Dennis’ Viral Cycle and implement it in our marketing as well as one of our clients’. The cycle boils down to a 5 Step process and the key…
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    Digital Marketing, Social Media, & SEO - Lancaster, PA — Inkling Media

  • The Social Life of Frank & Linh: iSerenity

    Ken Mueller
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Send to Kindle The post The Social Life of Frank & Linh: iSerenity appeared first on Digital Marketing, Social Media, & SEO - Lancaster, PA — Inkling Media.
  • Blogging: The Rise and Fall of an Addiction

    Ken Mueller
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Send to Kindle I don’t want to blog anymore. Well, for the most part. At least I don’t really want to blog here much. Not as often as I once did. For five years, I blogged nearly every day here. Writing the next post was the last thing on my mind when I fell asleep, and the first thing on my mind when I got up. I had no trouble blogging. Rarely did I get the dreaded writer’s block. But now, I’m struggling to blog. I sit down to write and stare at my computer screen. So what happened? The first half of 2014 was a bit of a struggle for me, and I got to the point where I…
  • The Social Life of Frank & Linh: Mailing it In

    Ken Mueller
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Send to KindleJeff’s been a little busy lately, and hasn’t had time to get on a computer to create a new Frank & Linh comic, so he went the old school route, and then he mailed it in. Well, emailed it in to be exact, but neither snow, nor sleet, nor lack of computer access kept Jeff from his appointed rounds. The post The Social Life of Frank & Linh: Mailing it In appeared first on Digital Marketing, Social Media, & SEO - Lancaster, PA — Inkling Media.
  • Social Media and Events: Learning as You Grow

    Ken Mueller
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Send to Kindle This post is a guest post from Patrick Mendoza, who wrote a post about Foodstruck York back in April, 2014. On a daily basis, users of the Internet witness an unusual society full of negative engagement and constant criticism. Doesn’t matter if it’s a super model’s Instagram post or a YouTube sensation, comment threads have spread like wildfire, with many of them burning everything in their path. In an age of instant connectivity, the digital realm allows a false sense of disconnection, which then spawns a channel used to share personal unpleasantness. With a fear of the…
  • The Social Life of Frank & Linh: Spice Up Your World

    Ken Mueller
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Send to Kindle The post The Social Life of Frank & Linh: Spice Up Your World appeared first on Digital Marketing, Social Media, & SEO - Lancaster, PA — Inkling Media.
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    Social Media Training and Classes Colorado

  • 3 ways to Pin – Club Stellar Training

    Kelly Mirabella
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    This is the 3rd video in this Pinterest series and this week I am going to show you 3 ways to pin. I am also going to talk to you about the importance of adding your source link to a photo. Don’t forget you can create your own graphics for free at… This content is for Stellar Monthly Club Member, One Year Membership and 6 month pre-paid membership members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post 3 ways to Pin – Club Stellar Training appeared first on Social Media Training and Classes Colorado.
  • New special with Constant Contact Email Marketing

    Kelly Mirabella
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    So I was on a call with the folks over at Constant Contact and they convinced me to run another one of my crazy specials for those of you who want to sign up for the best email marketing around! Below is the deal. By the way if you are not using email marketing in your business you are totally missing out on some serious conversions! Don’t leave money on the table! Get on with Constant Contact and see what it’s all about. If you sign up as a paying customer with Constant Contact by September 30, 2014 you will get the following: A FREE branded email template (worth $99) –…
  • Pinterest Page Settings – Club Stellar

    Kelly Mirabella
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    In this second training in our Pinterest series I am going to go over the settings. These are really important so that you don’t get annoyed by too many emails and so you get found in the search…. This content is for Stellar Monthly Club Member, One Year Membership and 6 month pre-paid membership members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post Pinterest Page Settings – Club Stellar appeared first on Social Media Training and Classes Colorado.
  • Pinterest – Creating a Business Page

    Kelly Mirabella
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    You know I love to get request from club members on what you want to learn. This next series I am going to do is on Pinterest and was a special request from a member. This week I am going to start with the basics and show you how to create a business account. It’s… This content is for Stellar Monthly Club Member, One Year Membership and 6 month pre-paid membership members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post Pinterest – Creating a Business Page appeared first on Social Media Training and Classes Colorado.
  • How to use the Facebook Save Button

    Kelly Mirabella
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    This week I am going to do a short tutorial on how to use the Facebook save button. I also give you a sneak peak of the new Club Stellar site! Also this week I did a 45 minute webinar on creating successful offers and promotions which you can view now in the member’s library… This content is for Stellar Monthly Club Member, One Year Membership and 6 month pre-paid membership members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post How to use the Facebook Save Button appeared first on Social Media Training and Classes Colorado.
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  • Viewing Facebook Messages Without Installing The Messenger App

    Sean R. Nicholson
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of stink over the fact that Facebook is splitting its messaging functionality out into a new Facebook Messenger app. Some fear-mongers have been spreading rumors that Facebook plans to use your camera and microphone to listen in on your private conversations, while Facebook has sent pretty clear messages that it has no intent to do so. The result, however, has been quite a few conversations where friends and family have asked me whether they should avoid installing the Messenger app.My response has been pretty simple. Even if it were true, and…
  • What Is A Social Intranet And Is It Right For My Company?

    Sean R. Nicholson
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:15 am
    Today’s article is a guest post from Karleen Murphy, A Marketing Assistant with Intranet Connections, a Business Intranet Software provider in Vancouver, British Columbia. Thanks to Karleen for sharing her thoughts on the definition of a social intranet and ideas about how social media capabilities and intranets can be combined to help businesses succeed!The question about using social features on an intranet is always a highly debatable topic of conversation, and every business will offer different pros and cons of implementing social features on their intranet.  Whether social…
  • How Do I Turn Off The Trending Box In Facebook?

    Sean R. Nicholson
    9 Feb 2014 | 9:25 am
    In case you haven’t notice, Facebook recently launched an addition to the user-experience called their “Trending” box. The content in this widget providers users with a quick way to see what topics of conversation are trending across the entire Facebook community.While some see this as a great way to learn about new and timely topics, Facebook failed a bit by giving us no way to turn the feature off or even minimize it. Other features like the Ticker, Trending Articles and even the Facebook advertisements in our feeds have options to minimize, disable or remove them so…
  • UnSocial Social Media – Surfing LinkedIn Profiles As Anonymous

    Sean R. Nicholson
    8 Jan 2014 | 7:53 am
    I’ll be starting a new series on SocMedSean that focuses on some of the most unsocial social media behaviors that I see in the digital space. In previous posts, I’ve covered items like:Buying Facebook/Twitter friends and followersAuto-Direct messagingLiking your own status updatesThis weeks comes focuses on those folks who surf LinkedIn profiles and choose to display themselves as anonymous. Really? When you visit my LinkedIn profile, I invite you to unmask yourself and show that you stopped by. Yes, I check to see who visited my profile on a weekly basis and I often reach out and…
  • Social Media Comic: The Technophobe

    Sean R. Nicholson
    22 Nov 2013 | 9:17 am
    Anyone else run into technophobes in their digital lives? You know…the one who never wanted to be on “the Interweb” or thinks that “the YouTube” is just about cats on skateboards? Funny how those same people who dismissed email and mobile phones are now seen carrying smartphones, tablets and sending pics of their vacation via GMail. How long do you think it will be before they are tweeting?Enjoy the comic! Would love to hear your technophobe stories. If you found this video because you are a social media technophobe or you are generally afraid of technology, in…
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  • One thing to do now to protect your personal information online

    Jim Dougherty
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    You need secure, unique passwords in order to keep your stuff safe. The F-Secure Key tool helps to easily manage all of your passwords.The post One thing to do now to protect your personal information online appeared first on leaderswest.
  • Email Blacklists: Remedies to stay miles away!

    Jaymin Bhuptani
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    This post discusses email blacklisting, the implications of being blacklisted, and its effect on your email marketing campaignsThe post Email Blacklists: Remedies to stay miles away! appeared first on leaderswest.
  • Facebook: Best Bang For Your Small Business Buck

    Shannon Huppin
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    A new study concludes that Facebook has more active membership and user frequency than other social networks.The post Facebook: Best Bang For Your Small Business Buck appeared first on leaderswest.
  • Six ways you can do social media like MacGruber

    Jim Dougherty
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    If fictional SNL character MacGruber were a social media marketer, he would offer these insights about social utilization.The post Six ways you can do social media like MacGruber appeared first on leaderswest.
  • How SMART goals can help you achieve more focused results

    Greta Boris
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    Greta Boris discusses how SMART goal planning helps people to accomplish bigger goals, and how this technique can be applied to goal setting for anything that we wish to accomplish.The post How SMART goals can help you achieve more focused results appeared first on leaderswest.
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    New Media Rockstars

  • Vine’s 10 Best #6SecondAudtions

    Evan DeSimone
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It’s clear that Vine has star making power. Its creators are garnering millions of followers, landing record deals, and winning awards. Still, I wouldn’t say it’s the best place to demonstrate your acting skills. It looks like Vine is out to prove me wrong though. Check out the best of #6SecondAuditions so see some Viners try out for the role of a lifetime. I hear there’s a Bill and Ted remake in the works so let’s keep these guys around I really like this minimalist interpretation of TitanicJake nailed this audition. Too bad Alien vs. Predator killed this franchise. Paul has…
  • Gabuscus’ Ice Bucket Challenge! [NMR Video]

    Logan Rapp
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    Gabuscus during NMR Live decided to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but… well, things didn’t quite go the way he thought it would. Take a look!
  • YouTube Matchmakers: NMR Ships YouTubers Who Should Totally Date

    Jeff Klima
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    It’s Friday (unless you live in, say, China) and so we thought we’d pull our old matchmaking gloves out of the closet. See, YouTubers are mostly busy making videos and doing fan engagement, plus a lot of them are shy so they never get to meet even when at big YouTube events like VidCon. So we at NMR decided we would get our Dating Game on and pair up YouTubers who we totally think should be together. Now this is all fun Friday speculation, so even if a particular YouTuber already has a love-of-their-life (and some of them do!), it doesn’t count today. Today is all about us finding…
  • LisBug Slays The Haters Better Than Taylor Swift

    Evan DeSimone
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Taylor Swift dropped her hater shaming anthem “Shake It Off”and the world has been shaking it right along with her ever since. But let’s be honest with ourselves. T-Swift might think she knows a thing or two about haters but when was the last time she sat down and read her own YouTube comments? If anyone is really qualified to tell you how to shake off the haters it’s a YouTuber. So check out this sweet and still totally danceable parody from the always awesome Lisa Schwartz. Feel free to call me a hater, but Taylor could never! Shake off some of that love onto our Twitter and…
  • YouTube Will Fund Big Projects From Top Creators

    Evan DeSimone
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    Could this be Original Channels 2.0? It looks like YouTube is gearing up to invest serious coin in original content again. A post on the YouTube blog confirms that the video giant is ready to put more money into upping its original content game for the first time since the Original Channels Initiative. However, unlike last time, YouTube is keeping it in the family. Rather than tossing money at big name celebrities and media brands, YouTube is doubling down on the strategy that has dominated the year and investing more money in original content from its top creators. In the past, YouTube has…
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    Social Media Online Classes

  • Bonus Webinar Excerpt: How to Get More Sales from Your Website [VIDEO]

    Cam Waller
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you want your website to generate sales you HAVE to make sure you’ve got your most important content right in front of your audience. Here at we use a simple tool to analyze visitor activity and make sure that our most vital content remains front and center. Here’s a brief look at how to make sure prospective clients are seeing your most important content. Click here to view the full bonus webinar with even more advice on boosting sales. Timestamps & transcript are below the video: 00:07:  What Keeping It Above the Fold Means 00:28:  Put Your…
  • How an SMOC Member Used Her Social Media Training to Rebrand and Launch a New Career [CASE STUDY]

    Cam Waller
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In this exclusive case study, you’ll learn how a SMOC member earned her LinkedIn certificate and leveraged it to launch a new career as a LinkedIn business coach.  You’ll discover the tactics she uses and those she says to avoid like the plague. Case Study: Penny Pearl of Bear2Bull Coaching Penny Pearl is a former SMOC member who rebranded herself on LinkedIn after earning her course certificate. She previously had a food business, developing the first developed the first baked products made with Truvia (and sold in Whole Foods!). After earning her LinkedIn 101 certificate, Penny…
  • Most Popular Infographics from First Half of 2014

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    Infographics are some of the most popular resources we offer here at  Here are member favorites from the first half of 2014: Social Media for Local Business How do you decide where to spend your time marketing your local business? So many social networks and marketing options can be overwhelming. How can you ensure you’re focusing on tactics yielding the most return on investment (ROI) for your local business? Rely on the Social Media for Local Business infographic.  It reveals the eight most powerful social marketing platforms for local businesses; use it…
  • The One Thing You Should Do on Social Media Every Day

    Maria Peagler
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Social media is often called “relationship” marketing: instead of throwing messages at your audience, you’re actually developing a connection with them. You get to know what they like, share jokes and your latest specials, and you eventually earn their trust. How do your customers feel when they haven’t heard from you in a while? Disappointed and wondering where you’ve been. They miss you. Eventually, they’ll forget about you. The simplest way to growing your business using social media? Be consistent: “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”…
  • Weekly Top 5 for Sept 15, 2014

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Our classes are just the start of the learning you get here at  Here are the additional resources available this week: #1. How to Get More Sales from Your Website How is your website performing? If it’s not generating revenue for your business, it could be time for a tune-up. Attend this brief webinar to learn simple “tweaks” to starting making money from your website. . . . #2.  Online Training for Different Learning Styles: Social Media Training Do you learn best by reading, watching a video, listening to an audio, or…
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  • Tweet, Pay, Love: The Modern-Day Social Media Pop-up

    Tonia Ries
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    This is a guest post by Rupa Ganata, co-founder of men’s grooming online retailer Yes Sir,  and of Brand us Social (BUS). From fashion to food, an increasing number of businesses are exchanging goods and services for tweets and Instagram posts in the form of modern day Social Media pop-up shops. Pop-up shops have become a regular and vital part of high streets around the world—but the latest trend is the exchange of free goods and services in return for tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram posts: the “Social Media” pop-up. At, a men’s grooming company, we will be…
  • Weibo Users Embrace ALS #IceBucketChallenge in China; Raise $400,000 To Date

    Tonia Ries
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has generated a fair amount of debate. Rich Becker sums up the arguments in support and against #IceBucketChallenge here. Whatever your perspective, you can’t argue with the windfall of $88.5 million and 1.9 million new donors that the campaign has raised to date. Today I received an email from a PR firm answering one of the questions I’ve had about the campaign: has the #IceBucketChallenge made a splash outside North America? I am connected to a lot of people around the world, but haven’t really seen anyone outside of my American and some…
  • Realtime Marketing: How To Plan For The Moment

    Tonia Ries
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    This is a guest post by Matthew Yeoman of the Social Media Marketing blog. When realtime marketing works, it’s because you have something much bigger than you doing your marketing for you. It’s simple: if many people are already interested in a particular event, and you create a realtime marketing campaign that is centered around that event, the public awareness associated with the event benefits your marketing efforts. This concept plays off an idea presented by Stephen McIntyre, the Managing Director of Twitter Europe, at the Dublin Web Summit last year. His quote,…
  • Social Media News Ticker: Instagram Launches Bolt, Foursquare Debuts New Logo, Facebook Drops Gifts

    Marissa McNaughton
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    Check out all the latest social media news from the last two weeks, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Foursquare: Facebook Facebook forces users worldwide to download Messenger for mobile chat – Facebook is no longer allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps; now users worldwide must download its standalone Messenger app. Mobile web, iPad, feature phone, Windows Phone, Paper, and desktop users can still message in their main Facebook apps or sites like before. (TechCrunch) Facebook gives up on Gifts – Facebook is…
  • Media Fragmentation: 3 Strategies For How Business Marketers Can Keep Up

    Tonia Ries
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    This is a guest post written by Lisa Smith, Director of Media and Markets Research/Mindwave Research. Maybe you remember when media research was just about capturing TV viewership and print readership? Even when we first began analyzing web site traffic we had a manageable set of properties to measure. But today, the pervasiveness of social media, the continued digitization of content, and the fragmentation of media platforms have given consumers and business decision makers a bewilderingly broad array of offline and online sources—creating significant challenges for marketers when it…
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    Fire Brand Social Media

  • When in SEO Doubt, Look to the Sky

    Cynthia Cavoto
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    There is a saying that bigger is better, and when it comes to things like digital media and search engine optimization that is the case. You want to create content that viewers want to read about, and is easily accessible through search engines and social media. Search engines use an algorithm to find out how [...]
  • How to Know if Your SEO is Working

    Cynthia Cavoto
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Social media is a vital tool for any business, but it is still a relatively new concept in the marketing world. Everyone needs to be on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, Pinterest, YouTube, and any other social media website in order to be plugged into the major trends and reach the largest amount of people. [...]
  • Common Facebook Mistakes to Avoid

    Cynthia Cavoto
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    Facebook is the most popular social media website ever created, and billions of users have created profiles to connect with others online. The social networking outlet has everything from the news feed to games to video chat and more. The amount of information can be over whelming, with the news feed updating each time new [...]
  • Slow and Steady Wins the Race

    Cynthia Cavoto
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Social media is everywhere these days, and it is an important marketing component for any type of business. However, increasing your social media coverage is not something that happens overnight. Search engine optimization is a long process, since the content needs to be added to the Internet, scanned by Google, and ranked against similar content [...]
  • Google is Your Best Social Media Tool

    Cynthia Cavoto
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Google is one of the most recognizable words in the world. The search engine is a standard in the digital age, and billions of people use it to complete searches everyday and it is the most used search engine ever created. But Google is more than just a search engine. It’s a place to expand [...]
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    Jackson Marketing Services

  • Great Tip on How to Keep A More Organized Notebook

    Stacy Jackson
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    Nothing trumps good, old-fashioned pen and paper when it comes to taking effective notes. Except maybe this trick. Source: I am a big fan of Evernote, but I am an even bigger fan of good, old-fashioned pen and paper when it comes to note taking. Thanks to the Evernote app, I can combine the best of both worlds! However, you still need a system in your notebook to find pages for a certain topic. This productivity hack is a great one! I’m going to start using it today. Read the full post on for the details. The post Great Tip on How to Keep A More…
  • Editorial Calendar for WordPress & Social – CoSchedule

    Stacy Jackson
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Blogging is an important piece of the content marketing/inbound marketing puzzle. All the time you take crafting the perfect post for your audience is just part of the battle to break through the clutter and resonate with your audience. The next big effort is getting it read and (hopefully) shared. There are several ways you can drive social traffic to your WordPress blog: Go to each individual platform (LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and publish the link to your post. That’s not very efficient. Use the Publicize feature in JetPack to auto-publish a link to your post. That’s…
  • 7 Steps to Gain the Market Share You Deserve (& Sometimes Don’t!)

    Stacy Jackson
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    Underfunded marketing programs don’t work. Market your way to success! You’ll get what you pay for—LITERALLY! Read more from James Obermayer. Source: If you aren’t marketing your business, you may as well pack it in and do something else with your time. Besides the product or service itself, the most important thing you can do is to take your offering to market. However, many businesses — big and small — treat marketing as an afterthought.   Check out this post from James Obermayer of the Sales Lead Management Association. He wraps the post…
  • It’s Over: The Rise & Fall Of Google Authorship For Search Results

    Stacy Jackson
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Anyone who follows Google knows that nothing it creates is immune from elimination. Like so many efforts before it, Authorship is fading into the sunset. Source: Do you ever wonder if the folks at Google just sit back and laugh as many in the SEO world go nuts after each announcement about anything that affects/potentially affects rankings? While there are “non content” things to consider when optimizing your site — back links (natural acquisition of good ones, removal of bad ones), architecture, alt tags, etc. — just remember that Google is…
  • Engaging Your Social Media Followers

    Stacy Jackson
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    A key part of doing social media is, well, being social. It’s important that you engage with customers and prospects on each of your platforms every day. The more you’re there interacting with with your social media followers and others, the better results you’ll get. Here are several easy ways to start engaging with your social media followers & internet audience. Ask Questions. Chances are someone in your network audience will love the chance to share opinions in response to questions you ask on social media. You can pose questions based on something closely connected to…
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    Nischala’s Space, Thoughts, Expressions…

  • Blogging for Business / Run a corporate blog? – Here are a list of topics for 1 year (for FREE!)

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Are you blogging for your business / run a corporate blog to gain mind-share, market-share or profit-share? And you don’t know what to blog about? If I had to create a Blogging FAQ( Frequently Asked Questions) on what I get asked most of the time, the top questions would be 1) Why blog? 2) What to blog about? If I had to answer Why should a business / corporate blog? – The answers are manifold : (i) To share their views / voice (ii) To engage / nurture your industry ecosystem by connecting with customers,partners, suppliers, analysts, solution providers, etc. (iii) To learn…
  • Women at Work | Round-up of articles to read today

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The regular readers of this blog know that I’ve started a new section on this blog around the topic of Women at work / working women. Here’s the thing | Being a working woman, I regularly read on this subject – simply because it enable and equips me to appreciate and understand multi-dimensional issues, and possible solutions. I can safely say that there is a lot of literature on this subject, and a lot lot lot more is required. Many times when I read something, I wish someone had shared it with me much earlier. The thing about reading is that “timing sometimes makes all…
  • Launching “Women at Work” | A new section on this blog…

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:25 pm
    If you’ve ever read or followed my blogs, you’ll know that Women at Work is a topic very close to my heart. Why? Because I’m a woman, I work and I’d love to see more women at work finding their spot under the sun. I dream of a tomorrow where The workforce includes at least 50% women by default Women are given “right, fair and equal” opportunities, exposure, experiences and environment to blossom and reach their true potential Globally, there is at least 30% representation of women in business, politics, policy, education, reforms and everywhere where it counts She…
  • What is the ROI of an MBA?

    7 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    The dilemma is “To do an MBA or not”.. What better way to find an answer than by looking at this good infographic on ROI (Return of Investment) of an MBA course Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment to let me know Src:
  • Online, Digital, Social – 9 Insights from the lens of a Marketer

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    A few months ago, I was in conversation with the CEO of a multi-billion$ global consumer goods company. One of the topics of discussion was around online, digital and social strategies that the enterprise was embarking on (yes! They are  some-what “old school” in operations even in 2014 and as I learned there are so many companies who are NOT ONLINE, NOT adopting DIGITAL, and NOT really SOCIAL – and many are successful with impressive growth targets), and the conversation got exceptionally interesting when we spoke about the below questions: Is there a boundary between…
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    Peg Fitzpatrick

  • Instagram 101: 7 Keys Steps to Instagram Success

    Peg Fitzpatrick
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Wondering how to get started and learn to rock the Instagram platform? Then this Instagram 101 post and video are for you! Instagram is a wonderful ways to tell your story through photos. It’s a little glimpse into your world that can lead to better connections, new friends, and most importantly amazing business connections. I had a hangout with my good friend Instagram Gal Sue Zimmerman and she shared a wealth of amazing tips to turn your Instagram presence into something to be proud of! Let’s get a look into how Sue excels on Instagram. She did this presentation from her phone…
  • Easy Ways to Tell Your Story Through Twitter

    Peg Fitzpatrick
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Twitter can be an incredibly effective addition to your current online marketing and a strategic way to amplify and unleash your personal brand to the online world. What you need is an easy way to tell your story through Twitter. Twitter moves fast but with practice and a little structure Twitter can be a fantastic network builder. I’ve asked my colleague Rebekah Radice to share a guest post with her tips on making Twitter a success. Keeping up with multiple social channels, Rebekah’s excels at grabbing the character of each and being social in a way that works across all social…
  • Smart Methods to Dominate with Social Media Optimization

    Peg Fitzpatrick
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Social media optimization or SMO is applying your social skills to your social media platforms. SMO sounds like a fancy term but I can guarantee that you have the social skills necessary to build your blog traffic and social media network. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, writer, or small business owner, SMO can help you bring traffic to your blog and bring awareness to what you’re doing and get more clients, sell books, or build your email list. What is Social Media Optimization (SMO) The principle of using social media to build your blog, not SEO. If you love SEO and it’s…
  • Quick Tips for Great Social Media Graphics

    Peg Fitzpatrick
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:58 am
    Social media graphics are crucial these days for getting your message across. For me, the perfect social media post always includes a graphic. From Pinterest to sharing on Google+ to tweeting an image the message is the same: visuals are the key! If you write great content, you should share it with an image. You can’t be guaranteed a share if an image doesn’t pull through on the Pin it button or onto Facebook or Google+. Help people help you by providing an image that they can share. If people can look like a rockstar sharing your content, it’s a win! The secret to my…
  • Boost your Blog IQ by Repurposing Content

    Peg Fitzpatrick
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    One of the greatest challenges for bloggers is content creation. The second greatest challenge is what happens after that content is created. While promotion is key to a successful blog, the astonishing truth is that most bloggers write an article, hit publish, share it across one or two social networks and call it a day. You might wonder why anyone would take the time to write an article simply to let it gather dust? Mainly because they don’t know what to do with it or how to get that content in front of as many people as possible. The answer? Repurpose your content by putting a new…
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  • Don’t get caught by a Hacker

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Public Service Announcement – Hacker tried to access my computer files As a home-based business, I have to be just as diligent as a company that has office space. Read my story and share it with those who might be … Continue reading → The post Don’t get caught by a Hacker appeared first on Time2Mrkt.
  • New Facebook Tweak to Use

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Facebook Updates Tweek Who manages a Facebook page? How often would you like to comment as yourself, or perhaps a different page that you admin?  Facebook has given you a simple option to accomplish just that! Take a look at … Continue reading → The post New Facebook Tweak to Use appeared first on Time2Mrkt.
  • Using a Boolean Search

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
    How can you take advantage of a Boolean Search? All of the major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing let you enter keywords you select to find the topics you are researching. This works the same way in LinkedIn … Continue reading → The post Using a Boolean Search appeared first on Time2Mrkt.
  • LinkedIn – Warm up Cold Calls

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    What is your process to warm up cold calls? With 30% of the over 300 million users in the United States, isn’t giving LinkedIn worth a try? This 2013 Harvard Business review looked at some of the statistics with salespeople … Continue reading → The post LinkedIn – Warm up Cold Calls appeared first on Time2Mrkt.
  • What is your social media strategy?

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Social media strategy – do you have one? Take a look at this article by Buffer. It has some great ideas about your social media strategy. Did you get to the part of the article that said 12 hours per … Continue reading → The post What is your social media strategy? appeared first on Time2Mrkt.
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    Savvy Social Media Style™ Blog

  • The One Thing Holding You Back From Success

    Tamyka Washington
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    There is always one thing that holds entrepreneurs back from experiencing success. Do you know what it is? It’s not lack of knowledge. It’s not lack of time. It’s not lack of money. In fact, as entrepreneurs, we all experience a time on our journey where we ‘lack’ one of these things. Life gets in our way, things happen and we sometimes get stuck where we are. We start to allow our current situation to alter our thinking and distract us from what we need to be doing in our business. I know because I have been down this road more than once. But, what I’ve…
  • The Benefits of Starting A Network Marketing Business

    Tamyka Washington
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    When some people hear the words, Network Marketing, they automatically get a bad idea in their mind. Most of the time it is because they are greatly missed informed, or have heard negative stories from those who’ve had little, or no success. The truth is, starting a network marketing business has great benefits, especially because it doesn’t require a college education or tons of experience. In fact, I came across an interview by, Jack Canfield (affectionately known as “America’s #1 Success Coach,” and the originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series.) In…
  • Entrepreneurs Improve Health and Increase Wealth

    Tamyka Washington
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Entrepreneurs are known to spend countless nights and endless hours, up working on building their dream. Many of us know what it’s like to be so involved, that we can go almost an entire day before we realize we haven’t eaten a single thing. You may laugh as you read this because you know it’s true. But reality is, after a few months of this…a lot of entrepreneurs notice a few extra pounds from lack of exercise and even some new aches and pains from the amount of time sitting all day at a computer. It can seem hard to make time for our health even though it is vital to…
  • Women In Business – Lucretia A. Williams

    Tamyka Washington
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Name: Lucretia A. Williams Company/Business: Lucretia’s Body Oils and Sprays Year Started: 2007 Website: I am a: Mom Entrepreneur Tell us about yourself: I’m a mother, wife, caregiver. I also work full-time in addition to running my business. I LOVE people and I base my business on having STELLAR Customer Service. Tell us about your business: In February 2007, I launched Lucretia’s Body Oils and Sprays. It was that day that I decided to take a leap of faith and make my longtime dream of owning my own business a reality. I started my company with…
  • You Are Invited To Step Into Your Success

    Tamyka Washington
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    September is going to be a pivotal month for growth and will require a higher level of focus and attentiveness…it is time to shift into greater position. Are you ready to Step Into Your Success? If so, read on… MY MISSION Is to be a source of inspiration and a help to women and moms who have a passion for entrepreneurship. I’m dedicated to showing women how to get their time back, earn a lucrative monthly income in their spare time, and be able to leave the 9 to 5 world…forever. In order to do that, I’m making a huge sacrifice of time over the next 30 days so…
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    Frederic Gonzalo

  • KPIs for Your Social Media Dashboard

    Frederic Gonzalo
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    Ever wondered what you really need to measure in order to gauge your success on social networks? The social conundrum is that we often find it hard to report on the success of given initiatives, while at moments we get overwhelmed with a stream of stats and indicators, struggling to make sense of it all. Too much data, or not enough? Here are the key performance indicators (KPI) I typically focus on with my clients, so I hope you find this useful! NOTE: These are metrics that ought to be followed by social media managers, in order to report progress and performance of given accounts on these…
  • How Buying Travel Packages Differs: US vs UK

    Frederic Gonzalo
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Did you know American consumers average 38 visits to travel sites before booking a package? This was one of the key findings from a seminal study by Expedia Media Solutions, the advertising sales division of global online travel leader Expedia, back in October 2013. Since we all know UK consumers don’t have the exact same online behaviors as their US counterparts, Expedia Media Solutions released today a study taking a look at content consumption in the UK, comparing the vacation package planning and booking phases across both UK and US consumers. The findings are quite telling!
  • Photos Impact Bookings More Than Reviews

    Frederic Gonzalo
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    According to a new study published today by TripAdvisor, it would seem like photos have the greatest impact driving engagement from travelers researching on hotel and B&B pages on the world’s biggest travel review site. The study, based on a sample from 25 of the most reviewed cities in the world, analyzed data including the number of reviews, management responses to reviews, photos and videos from hotels and B&B pages to reveal which factors have the greatest influence on travelers leading to booking inquiries. With over 170 million reviews and 280 million unique visitors to…
  • 5 Travel Marketing Conferences For This Fall

    Frederic Gonzalo
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    The last months of the year are often synonym of a time to reflect, plan for the year ahead, network with peers and learn from case studies and/or best practices in any given industry. In the travel and hospitality vertical, it is perhaps even more so as many organizations have seasonal operations, and many tend to be busy during the summer period between May and September in particular. But regardless of the industry, a recent survey conducted by Korn Ferry shows that one of the key concerns for Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) is “staying ahead and taking advantage of the digital…
  • Top Travel Bloggers in Quebec

    Frederic Gonzalo
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    In Canada and in North America, the province of Quebec remains a mystery to many, mostly because of its French-speaking nature. With a population of more than 8 million people, of which more than 6 million speak French-only at home, Quebecers make up a fourth of the Canadian population and pack a similar punch on the economic front. While the language is the prominent differentiating factor, Quebecers boast a different culture as well, watching locally-produced TV shows, not to mention a thriving music scene, oscar-winning movie-making, and award-winning restaurants and products of the…
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    Kyle Communications

  • Thank a Reporter

    Kyle Elyse Niederpruem
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    Thank a Reporter Today When a reporter hits a home run, say so. Comprehensive stories with context are more difficult to report than ever in our nanosecond-obsessed world. Occasionally, just say thanks — for no reason. It’s a tough job, with awful hours and stress. And reporters are often lied to and force fed junk. (I can recount by name everyone who bold-faced lied to me when I worked in a newsroom. You still know who you are.) Provide just what’s needed and no more. No one appreciates a deluge of information unless it’s needed. More isn’t always better. Less is often best. Tweet…
  • Crisis Communications at IU

    Kyle Elyse Niederpruem
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    When you’re as big as Big Red (aka Indiana University), there’s limited worrying about brand recognition. But crisis communications? That’s another matter. Indiana University’s Mark Land spoke at the Hoosier PRSA luncheon recently in a brief give-and-take with Inside Indiana Business Host Gerry Dick about the challenge of every day and crisis communications for a Big Ten university. Land, who is the associate vice president of public affairs and government relations, spoke frankly about university communications – sometimes a very cumbersome boat to steer in choppy waters. Here are…
  • The Social Media Story of “Chef”

    Kyle Elyse Niederpruem
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:54 pm
    If you haven’t seen “Chef,” the movie, it will be a flick frozen in time for how Twitter works (right now). Jon Favreau’s up and downs as a chef gone viral with a critic rant is pretty spot on. Now, whether a food truck traveling cross country can actually claim a following via a tech savvy 10-year-old using Vines and GPS to create a social media story is another matter. But in the way of the social media story as it happens today, it all seems very plausible. “Chef” is a summer feel good movie with today’s modern twist inserted. A chef that’s sublimated his creativity in the…
  • Most Clicked News Stories

    Kyle Elyse Niederpruem
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Survival of the Most Clicked Reality TV has set a funny tone across the globe for survival of the most talented, most skinny, most bitchy, most addicted, most pregnant, most Amish, most mean and more. In journalism, it’s a sad state of affairs that clicks are winning the war in wooing readers in a similar way. Most clicked news stories are now part of the survival series. In our short attention span world, we must be captured and entertained. Then, we click. And those clicks are driving media outlets as they make decisions about news coverage – and how long that news coverage drones on…
  • Media Wrongs: Asking for a Correction

    Kyle Elyse Niederpruem
    3 Mar 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Asking for a correction from a reporter who gets it wrong can be a tough assignment. With the nature of online information and clicks driving the nation’s conversation, it must be done. Here’s advice on how to ask and receive a correction  – and what to expect in the war of facts. 1. Make sure your facts are correct. There’s nothing worse than bringing an error to light if you’re even a tad off the mark. Keep emotion and tone out of the request. Even if people are upset by an error, 99.9 percent of errors are made without intent. Intent, of course, triggers…
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    Brand Meets Blog

  • So, you wanna get paid. Here are 3 things you need to know to do business with businesses.

    Louisa Claire
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:33 pm
    It’s no secret that bloggers are big business. I’m certainly impressed and inspired by the many creative ways bloggers are turning their passions in income! if you’re going to monetise your blog then there are some basic business practices you need to think about, this includes getting paid to work with brands! Working with brands is business so you want to get yourself set up to do business! That’s just smart, like you! 1. Get set up Register a business name, get an ABN and set up an invoicing system. These are all pretty simple things to do yourself or you can ask…
  • {Live Blog} How to turn casual readers into raving fans – Pat Flynn

    Louisa Claire
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
    What builds the raving fan base that want A raving fan is someone who is loyal to you that they can’t imagine life without you – they read everything you post, listen to everypodcast and promote you without beingask and the minute you stop they wll feel liking something is missing.   Pat’s Affinity Pyramid of Reader Connection Why do we spend so much time trying to get people into   the pyramid when most of the people who share our content and love our blogs are the raving fans.   It’s not easy to move people fromthe bottom to the topi of the pyrmid.   Raving…
  • An invitation to join me and make your blog irresistible to brands!

    Louisa Claire
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Today is a very special day but to tell you why, I need to invite you back in time with me. Back to when I was young mum, with two little kids and a blog that I loved and I was facing the big question of where to next – back to work, or can I take my blog to a new level? I took the plunge and choose the latter and decided to start a little thing called Brand Meets Blog – to help Australian companies connect with great bloggers. Brand Meets Blog / Boy Meets Girl. Cute, right? I thought so. At the time I felt really frustrated because not only were most Aussie companies doing a…
  • 7 Days to a more PR friendly blog!

    Louisa Claire
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:08 pm
    For the last little while I’ve been planning and creating some resources to help you take your blog to the next level when it comes to working with brands. The first in the series of resources is a free ecourse that I’m thrilled to introduce today! Over the past week a number of our network have been previewing the course and the feedback has been lovely – helping bloggers uncover the world of PR and brands is something I’m really passionate about so I’m beyond excited to open the doors to this today! I give you 7 Days to a more PR friendly blog! Helping…
  • 5 myths about working with brands, for bloggers

    Louisa Claire
    3 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you want to work with brands on your blog you might find yourself getting caught up by some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding the industry – things like a heavy focus on stats and an idea that brands might not be so concerned by bloggers needs. Today, we’re going to bust some of the most common myths around and uncover the truth! Are you ready for it?! 1. You have to have big stats I’m tackling this first because it is probably the biggest myth around. I’m not going to pretend that stats don’t matter, of course the reason brands want to engage with…
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    Top Tier Media

  • 3 Things to Know About Twitter Analytics

    Shannon Smyth
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    With more than 271 million active users each month, Twitter has taken the social media world by storm. It has become a mecca of advertising potential, telling brand stories and customer engagement. However, Twitter has not always provided the tools necessary for brand marketers to accurately test and measure the success of a campaign or follower engagement. The new Twitter Analytics tool is bound to change all that. In order to maximize its benefit, there are a few things you should pay attention to with Twitter Analytics. Tweet Activity The purpose of creating a marketing campaign in Twitter…
  • How To Create a Custom Formatted Tweet

    Shannon Smyth
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Looking to have your tweets stand out on Twitter? While customers are following your brand, they may also be following hundreds (if not thousands) or other people, as well. A tweet announcing a product launch or an amazing review can simply getting buried in their already busy stream.  Even when tweets are grouped, they may not quite stand out on a screen where literally dozens of tweets can populate at a time depending on the size of the monitor or display on the mobile device. So what’s the solution? A custom formatted tweet. What’s a custom formatted tweet? We’re so glad…
  • 3 Reasons You Should Include Images in Your Social Media Content

    Jen Mathews
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    3 Reasons to Include Images on Your Social Media Channels Billions of people have camera phones and aren’t afraid to use them. In our personal lives we all take pictures of the places we go, the things we do and the fun times we have. We share with family and strangers, here in town and all over the world. Those images garner a lot of discussion, and including pictures into your social media content is just as effective at increasing the conversation as well. Social media consumption has caused people to try absorbing vast amounts of information in tiny bite-sized pieces. The easiest…
  • 5 Ways Twitter’s Redesign Can Benefit Brands

    Jen Mathews
    22 May 2014 | 1:00 am
    Recently, Twitter decided to roll out its first new design since its original launch. Although Twitter has millions of users, keeping them active can be challenging, especially with the advent of new methods of utilizing the site itself, including mobile phone devices and tablets. Here are 5 benefits of the redesign: Simplicity and First Impressions The new Twitter design is simplistic with a feel that is more appealing to users who browse and are familiar with Facebook. Even the “Pin to the Top” option exists in the new Twitter design, which has long been an option for Facebook fan…
  • 3 Ways Social Media Is Changing Advertising

    Jen Mathews
    16 May 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Today’s advertising landscape is an eclectic array of both online and real-world marketing strategies, from a post on Facebook to a billboard on a main drag. Social media, in particular, has created an entirely new platform for businesses to attract customers. Because social media is interactive, advertising is now more about relationships than ever before. Take a look at some of the tops ways social media is changing advertising: Constant Contact When it came to old-fashioned advertising, your flyer or billboard had to be located in a busy area to be seen by hundreds or thousands of…
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    Gigya's Blog

  • Information for Value: 4 Ways to Make Customers Happy to Share Their Personal Info

    Susan Kuchinskas
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    Consumers care about privacy, but they’re also willing to share personal information with brands – as long as they get something in return. A recent Accenture survey found that 49 percent of consumers said they would not object to having their buying behavior tracked if it would result in relevant offers from brands and suppliers. However, “relevant offers” does not mean having the pair of shoes you looked at and rejected following you all over the internet. Providing truly relevant offers requires a careful blending and parsing of data from multiple sources. One of the…
  • 4 Keys to Unlock The Value of Mobile: Continuously Test & Optimize

    Rachel Serpa
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Mobile is still uncharted territory for many expert developers, who are struggling to implement and optimize mobile on both the front and back-end. This blog series will cover 4 strategies to help you successfully create a seamless, high-performance mobile experience: Go the Responsive Design Route Make Your Mobile Experience More Social Continuously Test and Optimize Pay Attention to Mobile Identity Part 3: Continuously Test & Optimize Brands that are serious about driving performance via smartphone and tablet devices must test and optimize mobile just as much as if not more than…
  • 3 Ways to Leverage First Party Insights to Capture More Customers

    Ashley R. Cummings
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    You’ve finally acquired the right marketing software in order to gather first party data. In other words, you officially have, at your fingertips, detailed and accurate consumer insights. Now what? While implementing a social login dialog that allows users to substantiate their social identities is definitely the first step in capturing more customers, it’s only the first step to success. After you gather this key information, it’s vital to have a strategy in place to use this data wisely in order to more effectively cater to your customers. This may seem like an obvious statement, but…
  • 5 Ways Ecom Brands Can Use Customer Data to Personalize the Shopping Experience

    Rachel Serpa
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    As consumers are inundated each day with new products and brands, personalization continues to play a growing role in creating the types of meaningful, memorable user experiences that drive conversion. Consider the following statistics: 73% of consumers prefer to do business with brands that use personal information to make their shopping experiences more relevant (Digital Trends) In-house marketers who personalize their web experiences and are able to quantify the improvement see an average 19% uplift in sales (HubSpot) Personalized emails improve CTR by 14% and conversion rates by 10%…
  • 3 Steps to Deeper Intimacy With Your Customers

    Emma Tzeng
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    This blog post was co-authored with Uyen Nguyen, Content Manager at Sprinklr. Sprinklr provides the technology that enables large brands to manage customer experiences at every social touchpoint across teams, departments, divisions and geographies. It’s a bewildering truth that marketers have gotten away with treating their customers like a series of nameless IP addresses for far too long. Now that people are sharing more information about themselves than ever across the Internet, though, it’s imperative that businesses keep in stride with their users and start marketing to them…
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    BRM Social Blog

  • Is it Ok to Buy Youtube Views for Your YouTube Videos?

    Carrie Drisko
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Hesitating to buy YouTube views because of rumored risks? Start thinking why big brands resort to them.  Buying views have risks too,but there’s no doubt on the great benefits you can get from a humongous batch of views. Great kickstart Start somewhere great and that is by buying views that can help your YouTube account or page gain momentum. Aren’t you wondering why some brands, whether big or small always get a sudden increase in views just hours or days after a video gets uploaded? How come all of their YouTube videos turn out to be gathering a massive amount of views? The answer is…
  • Mass Unfollow Twitter Followers

    Carrie Drisko
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:18 am
    Trying to get rid of Twitter followers? Are they annoying you by posting rude comments? Are they inactive or suspected fake Twitter users? Want to meticulously categorize all these followers you got in your account? Want to determine which ones to keep? The decision to unfollow Twitter followers is all yours and you just need all the help you can get from Tweepi. This clean-up tool will help you study the users you have in a geeky way and can save you time and effort in getting rid of them. Geo-tracking Getting their location can make your business better because you can come up with an…
  • How to Avoid Failed Email Marketing

    Carrie Drisko
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    How to Avoid Failed Email Marketing Marketing online means paying attention to all methods that you can use including email marketing. It may not be as large as social media, but it’s still a slice of the pie.  Using it in the smartest way possible can help you amplify traffic and boost your sales. So, what are the ways on how to avoid failed email marketing?   1. Clear message Use the most suitable words to send out a message. Don’t set hurdles by trying to sound like you are an expert who uses complicated words. Remember that expert marketers find ways to send out messages clearly…
  • Tips for Using Instagram for Business

    Carrie Drisko
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:59 am
    The promising image-hosting platform is gaining popularity among users because visual content is simply powerful. Shoppers go online to view products and research on feedbacks or recommendations from other social media users.  Using Instagram for Business has a lot of advantages. The more followers you get the better because it proves that you (or at least your posts) are well liked. Know your business If you have images to show off, Instagram will suit you well. Online catalogs are most popular on Instagram. Gone are the days when it was used to show off personal photos because now it is…
  • How to Get Your Twitter Account Verified

    Carrie Drisko
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:23 am
    Twitter’s interface has changed to meet the demands of users. Every user would want to get a massive following whether to market personal credential or promote a business. Turn yourself into a Twitter celeb by being a pro or at least sounding like one and boosting the number of Twitter followers you have in your account. Did you know that Twitter account verification has a huge impact to your credibility? Did you also know that a high credible user can become a Twitter celeb? Twitter account verification proves that you are a real person or business.  Somehow it establishes authenticity of…
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    New Media and Marketing

  • Marketing will always be marketing

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    If you read enough content on the web you’re likely to believe that marketing has changed a lot and for some products that may be true but for a lot of others it’s still inform and convert. If I see a new flavor of ice cream that I want I’m not going to go online to “research” the product; just make sure it’s in my market when I go shopping and remind me via great placement and POP displays.  However, if I’me interested in a new computer or car I’m going to do a lot of research online to see what others have to say before I consider your…
  • Social media still difficult for marketers to quantify ROI

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    Social media is taking up a bigger portion of marketing budgets, but few companies said they have been able to quantitatively measure its impact.   Despite the increasing investment in social media, it’s still difficult for marketers to quantify their return on investment. Only 15% of marketers in the study said they can show the impact of social media on their businesses using quantitative approaches, while 40% of marketers can only demonstrate the impact qualitatively. Nearly half of marketers said they haven’t been able to demonstrate the impact of social media spending on their…
  • The digital divide in the marketing department

    8 Sep 2014 | 12:25 am
    It is abundantly clear that there is a massive “digital divide” between consumers engaging in real-time across channels, versus the digital marketing industry that is still largely siloed and not executing in real-time. It appears that this digital divide is due, in large part, to two key challenges observed in this research, namely:  Overwhelming Complexity and Lack of Unified Measurement. • Overwhelming Complexity: The digital divide results from the overwhelming complexity experienced by all groups — the currently fragmented digital marketing landscape adds undue complexity and…
  • Advertising is NOT dead

    4 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    OK, I’m a new media person and love digital marketing, but let’s make one thing clear “traditional advertising is not dead”.  While more brands are shifting dollars to digital they may be making a huge mistake as consumers just don’t have time to go to every website that strikes their interest. Last Spring I consulted with a gourmet ice cream company that wanted to announce some new flavors to gain awareness and sell through.  When I joined the marketing team they had spent most of their budget online via targeted ads and social media.  After 6 weeks,…
  • Social media’s value in consumer insights

    3 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    More and more companies are adding people with titles like “Manager of consumer insights” or “customer insights specialist”.  However too many of these positions are nothing more than a renaming of market research people and departments that still rely on old market research methodology to gain insights from consumers who, by the time the insights are analyzed and acted on, have moved on to competitors products.  Consumer  insights people have to be able to two things very well identify key insights but more importantly ensure the organization acts on those insights…
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    Modern-Day Cicero

  • How Mondelez is Creating Value by Hacking their Corporation

    Nick Cicero
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    Originally posted on Expion’s Blog When we think about the word hacker, it often raises concerns about being violated. Cell phone hacks, credit card hacks, illegal invasions of privacy. But at Expion’s Social Summit in Raleigh B. Bonin Bough, Vice President of global media and consumer engagement at Mondelēz International, suggested a second definition, hackers as experts of programmatically solving problems. Many big organizations have been slow to adapt at the speed of digital. Bough highlighted companies like Dropbox, Square and Pinterest who have all achieved valuations in excess…
  • Facebook adds snapshot view for page admins

    Nick Cicero
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
  • Why the @Colts Sponsored Content Works

    Nick Cicero
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    Nick Cicero:Great post about sponsored content Originally posted on Social 'n Sport: I can be tough on sponsored programs. All too often it’s forced or simply screams advertisement (think the “sponsored by” copy you see everywhere), adding noise to the community and little value to the sponsor. But this football season the @Colts have found a formula that actually works. They’ve found a way to integrate sponsorships into their content in seamless fashion. Go ahead and take a look: The Colts have created mini series of sponsored content. The series range from behind-the-scenes…
  • News Feed FYI: Click-baiting

    Nick Cicero
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    Originally posted on Facebook Newsroom: By Khalid El-Arini, Research Scientist and Joyce Tang, Product Specialist Today we’re announcing some improvements to News Feed to help people find the posts and links from publishers that are most interesting and relevant, and to continue to weed out stories that people frequently tell us are spammy and that they don’t want to see. We’re making two updates, the first to reduce click-baiting headlines, and the second to help people see links shared on Facebook in the best format. Click-Baiting Headlines “Click-baiting” is when a publisher…
  • Brands can now add a custom Call to Action on Facebook Videos Natively

    Nick Cicero
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Noticed today that you now have the ability to create a video CTA natively inside of Facebook pages, instead of only through ads or the Power Editor. This would be pretty awesome for all types of brand publishers, and I can imagine a ton of different use cases here when combined with the other Facebook products.  A full post on all that to come, but thought I’d throw up a few screenshots of what I’m seeing.
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    Katie Leimkuehler

  • 4 Keys to Developing a Killer Social Media Brand

    Katie Leimkuehler
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
      If you want to truly create a social media brand and business that stands out you need to know not just how to reach your audience, but what they want to talk about, what content they are interested and develop a plan that you can roll out to connect with them. Here are a few key steps to follow when developing your social media brand. 1. Know your audience and where they spend time online. There is no point to doing social media unless you’ve done your research. Where are your customers spending time? What are they talking about? How can you connect and engage with them? Until you…
  • Founder of Stage 32 Shares the Secrets to Starting a Social Networking Site

    Katie Leimkuehler
    11 Oct 2013 | 7:58 am
      Richard Botto, film producer, screenwriter, and CEO and Owner of Stage, a social network and educational hub for film, television, and theater creatives, knows the challenges entrepreneurs face from rolling out a new product to adapting to emerging technologies. Botto shares his insider tips and advice from entrepreneurs looking to turn their ideas into a business and how to move through the inevitable roadblocks that you’ll encounter along the way.   Where did you get the idea for Stage 32? The “Ah-ha” moment came at the American Film Market.  You have all of these…
  • Harnessing the Power of Images in Social Media

    Katie Leimkuehler
    20 May 2013 | 8:22 am
      Everyone will take a moment to look at photo or image they almost can’t resist. Mainly for two reasons: they know it won’t take up much of their time and they’re instantly intrigued. The power of images has been around since the days newspapers were able to capture horrific and touching moments, but now we are the creators of those moments. Image sharing is one of the fastest growing social media channels today. Image-based communication that is able to tell a story in a quick picture has been growing since the launch of Instagram and Pinterest which focuses only on taking and…
  • The Rising Influence of Social Media on the Movie Industry

    Katie Leimkuehler
    23 Jan 2013 | 10:08 am
    The days of buying billboards and print ads are quickly fading in the movie industry. Viral social media campaigns are becoming the new and best marketing strategy for the movie biz. And just how is the industry taking advantage of this? One of the best tactics they’ve nailed down is creating anticipation and hype of a movie nearly a year in advance. Not to mention social media drastically cuts the cost of advertising and fuels constant communication. There have been a few movies that have capitalized on social media marketing resulting in big box office numbers.   The Hunger Games is one…
  • How Social Media is Changing the Publishing Industry

    Katie Leimkuehler
    12 Nov 2012 | 8:13 am
    The days of having a book in your head and never seeing in print are long gone. Any, writer or author can now bring their book to life with self-publishing and a viral social media campaign. Many people believe the publishing industry is dying, but it’s not the game is just changing. Social media has now given a voice to so many authors who’d never stand a chance against giant publishers. While writers need a pen in their right hand, they need social media in their other hand—it’s the best free marketing tool out there and it has revolutionized the publishing industry. Publishers…
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  • How To Make Extra Money From Home

    Keith Everett
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    How to make extra money from home is a question many people are seeking the answer too, fortunately I do have a good logical answer for you.  With job uncertainty at it’s highest and the ever upward spiralling cost of living to contend with, people are fed up. Fed up with being broke and not being able to afford the good things in life. For some, the good things may just be fuel and food.  We all need more money, this is going to show you how you can make more money working from home. There are many work from home jobs out there, two of my very good friends are doing one such job.
  • Think Big, Win Big In Business & Life

    Keith Everett
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    “Think big, win big in business and life” What exactly does that mean?. It means that generally you get to go as far in life as your thinking. This doesn’t mean that small thinking naturally makes a persons achievments any less significent, It just means that people tend to do big things after or during periods of thinking big. How is this ? You aren’t just a body with a brain bolted on. You are a brain with a body attached. Your brain has far more power than each of us realises. Many people only use 10% or less of their true brain power. Our brains have the power to…
  • MONEY – The Dark SECRET

    Keith Everett
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    MONEY!..Sung about, dreamed about, loved and despised. No matter what you think about money, it does seem to make the World go round. However, there is a very DARK side to money which many people do not know.   MONEY – The Dark SECRET Holding on to Money and not letting it go can actually make you poor. Here’s why.. It can create a fearful mindset. Although people describe money as many things… the people who tend to have most of it are those who are willing to spend it in order to make more. The opposite of this is when a person won’t spend it for fear of loss.
  • How To Turn Prospects Into Sales..

    Keith Everett
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:36 am
    Ok, so how do we get our prospects in the first place ?. Well, first of all we need to know who we are targeting. If you say you are targeting everyone and anyone, you’ll probably end up selling to no one. Target a specific market that are looking for the products you sell.  The first thing you need to know is the profile of the person you are selling to. Are they young or middle aged? Maybe you are targeting baby boomers. Are they male, female (or both)?. Maybe your ideal prospect could be someone just like you. This will give you an advantage straight away, as people tend to like…
  • 3 POWERFUL Network Marketing Tips That Work In 2014

    Keith Everett
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    Network Marketing Tips 1) Calling up family and friends can be soul destroying. Once you’ve compiled a list of family and friends and you’ve hit them all up. then what?… Strangers?… Rather you than me. Network Marketing Tips That Work In 2014 Why not use the Internet instead?. Instead of calling people up and three waying them into conversations with your sponsor, why not create a video, explaining all the relevent advantages of joining you in your business. Show them what’s in it for them, tell them how you can help them achieve their goals.It’s all…
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  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jack Ma, Co-Founder of Alibaba

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:14 am
    Alibaba started as a B2B online portal in 1999 and now, It is one of the largest internet based company in the world. Post Alibaba’s IPO launch this Thursday, It turned out to be the biggest US IPO in the history. Just to give you an idea, Alibaba’s IPO is bigger than Google, Facebook, and Twitter combined. Now the question is how does it all happened? Well, It’s a lot of hard... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 21 Fabulous Jumping Cats Will Make You Go ‘Aww’

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    I am not a ‘Cat person’ but these pictures of jumping cats are so adorable that I couldn’t resist myself from sharing the pictures here. It’s only after seeing these pictures I realized that the Internet is incomplete without them. So, without wasting anymore time let’s just see the pictures. Enjoy! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • First Person to Buy An iPhone 6 Drops It Immediately, Here’s How (Video)

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:11 am
    The first person to buy an iPhone 6 is Jack Cooksey from Perth, Australia. Though he is proud of the fact that he is the first person to buy iPhone 6 but at the same time he also became the first person to drop it on concrete, which isn’t that great. After he got his iPhone, TV reporters rushed towards him. He opened the box in excitement and iPhone fell out of it on hard concrete. Poor... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 9 Hilarious Minimalist Posters Explaining What Punjabis Think of Road Signs

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Jaspreet Singh, Graphic Designer from New Delhi have come up with a series of hilarious minimalist posters about Punjabi people’s perception towards road signs. If you are a Punjabi or have Punjabi friends, you are going to enjoy these posters a lot. So, let’s just begin. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Recommended: Visualize Delhi in 10 Beautifully Designed Minimalist Posters If you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 56 Amazing Examples Of Beautiful Currencies Of The World

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:05 am
    Every country has a currency of its own, except for some countries. A currency’s design is kept in such a way that it shows its country’s culture, history and interests over the time. But out of all the currencies which exists, we have listed 56 most beautiful currencies of the world in this post. I hope you will enjoy the list. Check them out. 1. Afghanistan: Afghan afghani... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Social Jumpstart

  • Social Storytelling for Business – Better Than A Cool Logo

    Mike Wolpert
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Do you struggle to write content that will engage and convert? Are there days, weeks, months, even, when writing feels as torturous as getting a cavity filled? Or maybe you’d rather get that cavity filled than write content? We’re talking about those times when you have the perfect topic but the moment you start putting it into words it simply doesn’t read the way it sounded in your head. It lost its fire somewhere in translation. That’s every writer’s nightmare – outside of writer’s block or continuous interruptions. Or clowns. You may be suffering from something we’ve…
  • The Social Sales Funnel

    Meagan Albury
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:13 am
    Guest Post by Nick Rojas, a business consultant and journalist from Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter @NickARojas. It’s well understood by now that the entire process of sales has been completely revolutionized by social media. Before, access to consumers was limited not only to business hours, but often to the time they spent physically in the store. Now, new social media tools give unparalleled and unprecedented access to consumers, no matter where they are. This revolution has enabled many brands to build a thriving online community that works for them. With some nurturing and…
  • Marketing is Emotion. Emotional Stories.

    Mike Wolpert
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
    This TD Waterhouse commercial is a powerful example of story telling as marketing. It picks you up and carries you along. Give it a watch, you might get that teary thing going in your eye. Doesn’t this make a bigger and better impact than some advertisement about rates or benefits or service? Those ‘we are better’ claims DON’T WORK ANYMORE. Engaging, emotional stories with a payoff for the viewer is what does work. As small business owners and entrepreneurs we have beautiful stories to tell, meaningful stories to tell. We may do it differently – and with a…
  • Why The Gallup Poll on Social Media is both Right On and Dead Wrong

    Mike Wolpert
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:38 am
    A recent Gallup Poll caught some extra press attention claiming social media does not influence consumers while missing the entire point of social media and how it actually does make a positive impact for small businesses and big brands alike. Their numbers are right-on correct. Their questions and follow-on conclusions are both out of context and dead wrong. A Gallup Poll on social media? More than just a few flaws. Of course, Gallup has been wrong many many times in the past even with clear cut binary decisions like the 2012 Presidential election. In this case, Gallup goes even further off…
  • How Jeff Walker is Saving the World

    Mike Wolpert
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:19 pm
    As entrepreneurs we all face similar challenges – sometimes they are from the outside; business roadblocks, customer hurdles, vendor hassles – and sometimes they are internal; the secret nagging fears and doubts that can creep in around the edges from time to time. Let me turn you on to a guy that has had a significant impact on what we do and how we do it; his name is Jeff Walker, he’s the creator of Product Launch Formula – Jeff is the guy who has essentially invented – or at least re-imagined – internet marketing (the good kind). He has inspired thousands of…
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    Rose McGrory Social Media Management

  • Our Top 5 marketing and social media blogs

    Kate Rose
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:39 am
    Keeping up with the latest developments in social media is hard work – and even for us, working in the industry full time, it’s difficult not to let it take over waay too much of the day job. Having a handful of really great blogs on your RSS reader helps a lot with this; but really great blogs aren’t that easy to find. Some of the “old favourites” (mentioning no names here – no really, for once we’re actually not going to mention any names!) have got a little stale and repetitive, and others have got drawn into hyperbolic, clickbait headlines which…
  • Employee Advocacy: the ultimate Social Media Strategy

    Kate Rose
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:21 am
    The problem of developing the right approach for a company to be effective on social media is one we’ve touched on several times – if you’ve not already read them, you may want to check out our social media policies, and  Can A Company Ever Be Social? posts. Today we’re going to look at the “holy grail” of business social media implementation: Employee Advocacy. What is Employee Advocacy? Simply put, an employee advocacy-based approach means allowing a range of employees to represent the company on social media, as an everyday part of their professional…
  • Facebook cracks down on clickbait headlines

    Kate Rose
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:21 am
    Fed up with seeing those blatant clickbait headlines in your Facebook news feed? You know, the “this cute kitten / starving puppy was attacked/ rescued / cuddled by a baby / chihuahua / alligator. You won’t BELIEVE what happens next!!!” ones (if you’re still not sure, spend a few happy minutes with this clickbait headline generator. If nothing looks familiar, you have super-intellectual friends – well done Apparently, a few Smart Cookies are making megabucks from these sites; this is how it works. They dredge the internet, and other “viral” type sites…
  • Twitter account sending spam messages? Here’s how to stop it

    Kate Rose
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:09 am
    We’ve seen another outbreak of spam messages from accounts we follow on Twitter this morning – this time, it’s the usual “make millions of pounds working from home” type tweet, plus the more ingenious “Is this you in this picture? <link>”. All have come through as Direct Messages from accounts we know fairly well, so we immediately recognised that the tone and content was unusual for them. Don’t click! I’m sure we don’t need to mention that clicking on links in this kind of message (anything which seems “a bit odd”…
  • Why everybody* hates LinkedIn**, and what they could do about it

    Kate Rose
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    *Almost everybody. Click-drones in spam-farms and obsessive seekers after vast networks of people who don’t care about them, don’t count. ** Maybe “hates” is too strong a word, but definitely “finds it yawnsome” / “irritating” / “a chore”…..   Oh hurray, a LinkedIn notification... There’s a statistic that we’ve long since lost the source for (Socialnomics?! possibly..) saying that for a third of women in the 18-34 age group, the first thing they do in the morning is check Facebook. They wake up, and immediately…
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    Todaymade Blog

  • Four Ways Technology Is Being Used to Solve Problems Around The World

    Britni Schwartz
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
      At Todaymade we have a mantra, do what you love, love what you do. Although each Todymade team member has a different role, we all are brought together by a common passion of doing the one thing we love to do …solve problems through the use of technology. Our clients often come to us hoping we can help them build a web product, but our hope is to leave them with more than they ever could of ever imagined. We do this by using technology to streamline processes, increase efficiency, and to solve problems in ways our clients never thought was possible. Technology is amazing. It can…
  • Gustavo San Jose Joins Todaymade As Application Developer

    Britni Schwartz
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Please join us in welcoming our newest team member Gustavo San Jose. Gustavo will be working as an application developer for our team, building single-page web applications on our signature Node.js and Ember.js stack. I like being a developer because it allows me to create things literally out of nothing. It is truly amazing the power that developers have to build solutions that can result in hundreds of hours saved to the users of those solutions. Gustavo San JoseClick To Tweet Gustavo’s past experience had him focused on providing solutions for desktop applications in C# and WPF. He…
  • Bringing Girl Develop It to Fargo

    Shannon Luney
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When I heard about a program called Girl Develop It back in 2013 from Jenn Lukas, I knew it was something I needed to get involved with. It wasn’t until I started my position, here at Todaymade, that I really started to realize the benefit of being able to code the websites I was designing through HTML and CSS. I approached my pal, Megan Beck, a fellow web designer who had learned a little code in the past but wanted to extend her knowledge base and help out with this program. Together, we applied for a chapter of Girl Develop It in Fargo, and three months later, we are in the…
  • Why Strategic Planning Doesn’t Work

    Britni Schwartz
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Strategic planning is a component of every business. I’ve worked for an association, non-profit, fortune 500 company, and a start-up. In each of these businesses, I’ve been a part of the strategic planning process. When it was time to build a strategic plan for Todaymade, I referred back to my previous experience. The problem is, I’ve never felt like strategic plans really worked. Why? To get to the root of the problem, I first analyzed the typical components of a strategic plan: These components didn’t seem to answer my questions. All of the components seemed valuable, so why…
  • Waterfall v.s. Agile – Which One Will Work Best For Your Project

    Britni Schwartz
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    We all have experienced moments when technology has failed us. Most of us respond in one of two ways. We either decide to completely avoid the use of that piece of technology or we get resourceful and hack together some type of complicated system to make it “work” for us. Either way it’s not easy, not without frustration, and often not worth the time. During these technology fails we often blame it on a poorly built product, which it probably is. However, should our blame be limited to just the product? What about the process it was built in? After all the process determines…
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    Grow Socially

  • Webinar Announcement: Social Media 101: What Publishers Need to Know

    John Foley Jr.
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    I’m excited to announce that on Tuesday, September 23rd at 2PM EST, I will be hosting a free webinar with The Sheridan Group, entitled Social Media 101: What Publishers Need to Know. In this webinar, I will discuss the pros and cons of the major social networks, and get you […]The post Webinar Announcement: Social Media 101: What Publishers Need to Know appeared first on Grow Socially.
  • Why Social Media is an Insurance Hotbed

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    From a single employee to a multinational corporation, health insurance will always be a hot topic. Whether looking for the best plan for you or for your employees, or finding out how to get the best coverage while still getting a great deal, health insurance matters. Luckily social media is […]The post Why Social Media is an Insurance Hotbed appeared first on Grow Socially.
  • Are You Marketing with Social Media?

    John Foley Jr.
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Your business needs to be on social media. Instead of traditional marketing methods like TV and radio ads, print ads and direct mail advertising, social media marketing promotes your products and services through blogging, posting, tweeting, and video. And it is very cost effective. Social Media has Evolved Social media […]The post Are You Marketing with Social Media? appeared first on Grow Socially.
  • Don’t Be Scared of Social Media

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Social media is a great way to stay connected to a massive online community and the horror industry is taking advantage of social networking in some very effective ways. Whether it’s creating buzz around a new slasher flick or keeping fans updated on all-things Halloween, social media and the horror […]The post Don’t Be Scared of Social Media appeared first on Grow Socially.
  • Welcoming Dan Swain, Marketing Assistant

    Donna Vieira
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    I’m very excited to announce that we have officially added a new member to the interlinkONE and Grow Socially marketing team, Dan Swain. Dan is a recent graduate of Northeastern University in nearby Boston, hails from Rhode Island, and joins us as a Marketing Assistant. Our marketing team, and the […]The post Welcoming Dan Swain, Marketing Assistant appeared first on Grow Socially.
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  • How to Make Your Content More Shareable?

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    What drives people to do things? What drives people to share content? The most fundamental component to keep in mind is when people share content, they are getting some sort of reward for it. Build content that speaks to human psychology, for example creating positive articles or establish an emotional connection with others. Here are… Continue reading →The post How to Make Your Content More Shareable? appeared first on BIGprofile.
  • Mobile Shoppers are Embracing The Ads

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:14 am
    More mobile shoppers are clicking on ads, according to the latest study from call management provider Telmetrics. One in three consumers see mobile ads as helpful and informative, according to the report, which represents a spike of 76% from this time last year. The researchers argue that this boils down to different types of content… Continue reading →The post Mobile Shoppers are Embracing The Ads appeared first on BIGprofile.
  • 5 Ways to Make Your Content Compelling

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    Content marketing is here to stay. The problem is, you can bet your competitors are doing it too. To be successful now, you need to invest and thrive at creating great content. It takes time and effort. But here are 5 top tips to keep in mind when creating content for your company: Write Valuable… Continue reading →The post 5 Ways to Make Your Content Compelling appeared first on BIGprofile.
  • Understanding the Impact of Dwell Time on SEO

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    In this article, we discuss dwell time, which is a critical, but often overlooked facet of Search Engine Optimisation. Dwell time is a user-based metric that Google uses to decide how to rank your site. If you want to succeed in the SERPs, you’ve got to succeed with dwell time. What is Dwell time? Dwell… Continue reading →The post Understanding the Impact of Dwell Time on SEO appeared first on BIGprofile.
  • Generating Traffic Through Reddit

    4 Aug 2014 | 2:12 am
    Reddit is a powerful tool for traffic generation that can work wonders for the amplification of a content strategy. However, not everyone is aware of how beneficial Reddit can be. Reddit differs from its competitors through the ability to specify different types of content and present them to certain audience groups. So, in order to… Continue reading →The post Generating Traffic Through Reddit appeared first on BIGprofile.
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  • Creating the Landing Page: What NOT to Do

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    You’re finally beginning to create the website of your dreams for your business – where do you begin? When it comes to designing the landing page, there are many tools available to help you create the best one out there. In fact, everyone has an opinion as to what the best steps are to creating the most effective landing page. You will find pages upon pages of what you need to include on your landing page to ensure its success, but what you won’t find is what not to do. There are several things that should be avoided when it comes time to making your landing page. Lack of Creativity…
  • Pros and Cons of Using an Autoresponder

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    So an autoresponder doesn’t require a long explanation; it’s pretty straight to the point. It’s a software program that small businesses can use when they need to send out emails or responses in a prompt manner. This program can be used to send out mass emails to many people. You can even add your own flair of personality so the emails almost look like you wrote each and every one of them yourself. Using an autoresponder can save you much time and effort from having to reply to emails manually. It’s a great way to keep in touch with current clients and potential clients. Not only can…
  • 4 Tips for a Successful Email Marketing Strategy

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Email marketing is pretty self explanatory. There isn’t a lot to what it entails and it’s pretty easy to do, especially if you have hired the right copywriter. As easy as email marketing may seem, it can be difficult to create a successful marketing strategy that works for everyone. While some emails work for certain customers, others are not as satisfied with the strategy you have created. There are several tips to creating the perfect email strategy that can satisfy even the most difficult customers and clients you have. Focus What is the focus of your email? This is an important…
  • Follow the Leader: Top 5 Landing Pages

    8 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    Because the landing page is so important when it comes to your website, finding a good one to follow the steps of can be difficult. Every page is unique – you obviously don’t want to copy another page, but you want the same results. If you want to be a leader, you have to hang out with leaders. The top 5 landing page examples can help give you an idea of what works, what is successful and what can drive more traffic to your page. If you’re a woman, the chances that you’ve never heard of this website are high. This is why this page may be successful. Their target audience…
  • Benefits of an Online Web Design Class

    4 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    Becoming an entrepreneur opened the door for many people who felt that door had closed long ago. For some people who never had the opportunity to go to college or the few who didn’t finish high school, running your own business was a dream come true. It provided an opportunity for you to succeed in areas that you were once told were impossible. Many aspects ranging from marketing to writing you had to learn on your own without the help of college professors, but there are definitely some areas that could still use a helping hand, especially when it comes to your business’s website. Taking…
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    LiveWorld - Social media marketing - Social marketing management » The Blog

  • How to Become the Starbucks of B-to-B Social Media

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    I first got to know Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in the late ’90s when I produced a virtual live event that featured both Schultz and Mark McGuire speaking on behalf of a social cause. The event took place on Talk City, a consumer-community website that LiveWorld created and managed during that period. During the run-throughs […]
  • The Social Media Metrics That Support Brand Marketing KPI’s

    Jennie Chen
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Marketing in the era of social (or the connected consumer) involves brand listening, and allows brands to better understand consumer behavior, to optimize marketing messages that drive acquisition, conversion, or loyalty. Evaluating metrics native to each social media platform is merely the starting point in understanding how content is resonating with consumers. Measuring What Matters What […]
  • Using Social Media For Business? Think Strategically

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:32 am
    Our CEO, Peter Friedman, was recently interviewed by Investors Business Daily on how to use social media initiatives strategically for your business. In the interview Peter speaks about his new book, The CMO’s Social Media Handbook, and also offers some tips and best practices to make the most of your social media efforts. Peter explains […]
  • Become the Social CEO

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:26 am
    Peter Friedman, LiveWorld CEO, has written about becoming a Social CEO for The CEO Magazine. Peter talks about the transformative power of social media and conversations with customers for a business. Strong executive leadership and support from a CEO can enable a company to leverage social media and the customer’s voice in an immense way. […]
  • 20 years on: eWorld, Apple’s spectacular online ‘portal’ failure

    24 Jun 2014 | 2:18 am
    The Register recently interviewed and spoke with LiveWorld CEO, Peter Friedman, about the original online service and social network he founded and lead at Apple, eWorld. In 1994 Apple launched what some consider the first actual social network, eWorld. Peter led the project at Apple. In this article, Peter talks about the project he headed […]
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    LKR Social Media

  • Literally Everything You Could Possibly Need to Know About the New Pinterest Analytics

    Laura Roeder
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    If Pinterest isn’t already part of your social media strategy, it’s about to be. “Oh, but Pinterest isn’t really right for–” NOPE. Don’t click away just yet. Even if you’re not using Pinterest right now, y’all are gonna wanna check this out. See, it’s been just over 2 years since Pinterest stopped requiring people to... [Read More]
  • Facebook is Cracking Down Hard on These Types of Updates – So Stop Sharing Them!

    Laura Roeder
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Sometimes I feel like Jerry Seinfeld over here, standing at the microphone, asking, “And what’s the DEAL with Facebook algorithms!” All through 2014, Facebook’s algorithm changes have been causing serious headaches for pretty much any business trying to keep it together on social media. Reach is up, reach is down. This type of post does... [Read More]
  • 4 Reasons Being Mega Popular on Social Media is NOT Always Best for Your Business

    Laura Roeder
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Is it just me, or do a lot of business writers seem determined to make social media marketing AS SCARY AS POSSIBLE? I mean, don’t get me wrong – there are obviously things that everyone should know not to do. But still, when you look at the types of articles that get published about businesses... [Read More]
  • Is This Secretly the Reason Your Facebook Reach Has Been Tanking?

    Laura Roeder
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Have you heard the one about alligators living in the sewers beneath New York City? How about the one about people exploding after mixing Pop Rocks and Coke? Or the one where the babysitter was getting creepy phone calls…FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE?? See, urban legends are a ton of fun. They’re juuuust believable enough to... [Read More]
  • 6 Cringeworthy Social Media Automation Mistakes That Will Make Even Your Biggest Fans Roll Their Eyes at You

    Laura Roeder
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Let’s go back a couple of years. See, a couple of years ago, the whole idea of social media automation was pretty new – and it didn’t necessarily make sense for a ton of people to be jumping on board that bandwagon. Back then, you could manage your company’s social presence basically the same way... [Read More]
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  • Do You Have The Time? Pros and Cons of The Apple Smartwatch

    Anja Micevic
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Pros and Cons of The Apple Smartwatch Apple isn’t the only major mobile technology company to come up with the idea of a smartwatch (we’re looking at you, Samsung), and while many are excited about this new advancement, we think it is still important to do some research before running […]The post Do You Have The Time? Pros and Cons of The Apple Smartwatch appeared first on Developaweb.
  • Green Light: 4 New Transportation Apps for Entrepreneurs On The Go

    Anja Micevic
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    4 New Transportation Apps for Entrepreneurs On The Go In a fast paced work environment, today’s entrepreneurs have to be able to get from point A to point B quickly. Some entrepreneurs have mobile businesses and have to meet up with several clients in a day. Transportation costs include gas, […]The post Green Light: 4 New Transportation Apps for Entrepreneurs On The Go appeared first on Developaweb.
  • Young and In Charge: 3 Steps to Being Taken Seriously in Business

    Anja Micevic
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    3 Steps to Being Taken Seriously in Business Young people today are go-getters. They know what they want and aren’t afraid to work hard to get there. That being said, more experienced co-workers don’t often take kindly to being told what to do by a much younger person who is […]The post Young and In Charge: 3 Steps to Being Taken Seriously in Business appeared first on Developaweb.
  • Once Upon A Time: 3 Ways To Use Digital Storytelling

    Anja Micevic
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    3 Ways To Use Digital Storytelling Why are we loyal to the brands and companies that we choose to associate ourselves with? More often than not, it’s because we can relate to their story, their roots, their humble beginnings. When a company can get consumers to relate to how it […]The post Once Upon A Time: 3 Ways To Use Digital Storytelling appeared first on Developaweb.
  • End of The Phone Age: 4 Reasons to Use E-mail

    Anja Micevic
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    4 Reasons to Use E-mail More and more professionals are getting increasingly irritated with the amount of phone calls they get. Phone calls come at all times of the day, usually when you’re unavailable to give the person on the other end the amount of time and attention they deserve, […]The post End of The Phone Age: 4 Reasons to Use E-mail appeared first on Developaweb.
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    Affordable Mobile Marketing Solutions - Blog

  • Social Media7 Statistics About Facebook Users That Reveal Why It's Such A Powerful Marketing Platform   

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Social Media7 Statistics About Facebook Users That Reveal Why It's Such A Powerful Marketing Platform   Who's on Facebook? The short answer, of course, is everyone. And that's why every company and brand needs to seriously consider a major presence on the platform, as well as a Facebook-specific content strategy.But digging into the data reveals more specific and compelling reasons why marketers should be active on Facebook, such as the fact that despite recent news coverage about how Facebook is getting older, it's still strongest in the young adult age bracket so precious to many…
  • Have you gone mobile with your money? Survey says most Americans have

    10 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Smartphones have become an essential part of everyday life; from texting and email to social media, Americans rely heavily on their mobile devices. If your mobile phone was taken away, how long could you survive without it?The answer may surprise you: nearly half (47 percent) of U.S. consumers polled say they could not go more than one day without their smartphone, according to the inaugural Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility Report. An overwhelming majority (85 percent) say they check their phones at least a few times a day, while more than one-third (35 percent) admit to constantly…
  • Who's watching this thing happen?

    24 Jun 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Wow, its amazing to watch how fast the mobile revolution has happened.  When I begin working with a client, there is no tracking usually in place, so there is no way to see who is visiting websites or social streams.  Once we turn on our programs for our clients, things start to light up and we can watch the true metrics happen in front of our eyes.  No matter what size market we work within, the mobile consumer is at least half, if not more than all of the traffic. Once we turn on the mobile capture aspects for our clients ( see Gloryview, Global or Baypoint) we start to…
  • Why Mobile Marketing Counts

    2 May 2014 | 7:33 am
    So the numbers are in...and....there is an overwhelming agreement from our platform consumers that text/sms is the best way they receive "specials, discounts, invites or opportunities" and upwards of 50% or more act upon these messages within 1 HOUR! Mobile Marketing is the best marketing engagement tool available, and Baytech Mobile has the absolute best platform, know how and experience to get the job done right the first time!Affordable Mobile Marketing Solutions by Baytech Mobile
  • Is your website ready for the mobile consumer? Watch this video to find out

    9 Mar 2014 | 6:42 am
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  • Is Your Business in “The Corner Where History is Made”? – Inbound14 Shorts

    Alisa Meredith
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:54 pm
    From Scalable Social Media This week, I’m at HubSpot’s Inbound14 – a world-class marketing conference in Boston, MA. It’s amazing being with ten thousand (?!) other people who “get” marketing. The speakers have been amazing and though my accommodations are definitely on the sketchy side, it’s a great time. Yesterday’s opening keynote address was by Guy Kawasaki – chief evangelist at one of my favorite companies – Canva!!! He’s also smart enough to work with the fabulous Peg Fitzpatrick, and has also worked with some of the…
  • The One Tip You Need to Generate Massive Leads with Pinterest

    Alisa Meredith
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    From Scalable Social Media Last month, 14% of our website visitors AND new contacts came from Pinterest. Pretty good, right? Well, for one of our clients, 48 percent of his traffic 57% of new contacts came from Pinterest. Insane! How do we do it, you ask? Well, it has a little to do with the industry. This particular client is a pharmacist and nutritional counselor, so it’s not too hard to find a topic that will really do well on Pinterest. Every month, we create a new piece of downloadable content for his website. Often, our ideas are inspired by what we see on Pinterest. For…
  • Pinterest FAQ: Why Join a Group Board?

    Alisa Meredith
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    From Scalable Social Media Wouldn’t it be better to put images on your own Pinterest boards? After all, when you don’t own the Pinterest board, you have no control over who else pins, what they pin, and even whether that board will still exist tomorrow. That’s right – entire group boards disappear when a frustrated owner deletes the entire thing. Not to mention the fact that when people follow that board, it doesn’t add to your own follower count. So, why would you add pins to a shared board? It’s about exposure. Let’s say you have 100 followers.
  • How Canva Creates Brand Advocates and Raving Fans

    Alisa Meredith
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    From Scalable Social Media Brand advocates. Everybody wants them. They give you referrals, they advertise for you for free. They stand up for you when you’re under fire. How does a company attain and retain brand advocates? Sometimes the best way to figure it out is to follow the example of a successful company. We’ve been on Canva since the days when you needed an invitation. We’ve written about them extensively online and even in print. Yes, I said, “them,” without even meaning to because though Canva is a tool, there are very real people behind it, and it is…
  • Pinterest FAQ: Is Following Others a Good Way to Increase My Own Pinterest Followers?

    Alisa Meredith
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    From Scalable Social Media We have this question from a Pinterest user: “So how does the following growth work? It seems that it’s not a “I follow you, you follow back” system like Twitter.” The first thing to clear up is that Twitter does not operate on an “I follow you, you follow back” system unless you want to always follow everyone who follows you, which is not a great idea, but is a subject for another post.  You always have a choice regarding which accounts you follow. That said, the real question seems to be, “How can I get more…
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    Mandi Lindner: The Digital Storyteller

  • What The Walking Dead Taught Me About Storytelling

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    I recently posted about obituaries, so the living dead is, of course, the next step, right? Have you ever watched a horror movie? Yes, probably, okay. Have you ever watched a horror movie with me? In general I am a terrible movie friend. I point out the plot inaccuracies, I’m really good at detecting mistakes in continuity, and when super sappy things happen in romantic comedies and everyone else is going “Le sigh,” I’m cackling like the realist I am (sorry, everyone at the sold out show of He’s Just Not That Into You). Which brings me to zombies. And…
  • The Story of a Life as Told at Death

    14 May 2014 | 7:13 am
    I saved this obituary from last summer because it’s such a great example of someone’s life story being told in a captivating way when most other such announcements lend themselves more toward a simple rundown of facts and figures. The Typical Obituary John Smith. 1967-2014. Survived by loving wife, three children, ten grandchildren, and two beloved dogs. Smith served in the Army for five years, then worked 30 at the local factory. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10, with visitation an hour before. Gifts in John’s memory can be made to his favorite charity. A few…
  • Where There’s Smoke There’s…4 Ways to React to a Fire

    13 May 2014 | 12:12 pm
    I work part time at a local coffee shop – both for the free coffee, human interaction (working from home is a lonely endeavor) and for some extra cash (we all have student loans to pay). The other day we noticed an insidious smell of smoke, but couldn’t determine where it was coming from. Thinking it was just a heating element or an exhaust fan out of whack we all but ignored it. Half an hour later the smell became sharper and we soon noticed gray smoke pouring out of the ceiling vents. This was a defining moment. You can tell a lot about a person by how they react in an…
  • 6 Tips for Effectively Using Gestures When You Speak

    21 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    Recently I wrote about how body language improves your public speaking, giving 5 reasons why you should add movement to impact your story. Today I’m going to tell you how you can add gestures effectively. The classic, awesomely high-waisted video below discusses the three main types of body language we utilize on a daily basis: posture, movement, and gestures. Posture is the way you hold yourself, often based upon the level of confidence or type of emotion you are feeling. Movement is the subconscious body language you engage to fulfill an action or move from point A to point B.
  • The 7 Stages of a HostGator Network Outage

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:02 am
    Today I Learned one of my websites is inaccessible due to a HostGator network outage. This is my therapy.   1. At first I was confused. Why isn’t my site loading? I paid my bill; I have the receipt! WHY CAN’T CHROME FIND MY URL! Then I went to to check and make sure it wasn’t some specific issue with my computer or Internet access.   2. Then I tried to login to my HostGator cPanel to see if I did, in fact, pay my most recent bill (which I KNOW I did, I just know it!). Do you know what I found? NOTHING! Because the site wouldn’t…
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    Ron Sela

  • B2B Marketing: Dominate Your Niche with Social Media

    Russel Cooke
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
      Business to Business (B2B) organizations have long thought it difficult to create and measure B2B marketing campaigns on social media networks. In fact, many B2B companies don’t believe that this kind of marketing is significant and don’t understand how it could be applicable to their business goals. Despite these thoughts, it is absolutely possible for B2B organizations to successfully approach social media marketing and produce the desired business results. One of the clearest ways for B2B companies to be successful with social media, and B2B marketing overall, is to have…
  • How to Optimize Your Content Marketing Reach with Online Influencers

    Arthur Hilhorst
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:14 am
    All marketers face the same problems every day, figuring out ways to captivate their audience with quality content. The concept that content is king is well known to all, but the real problem that businesses face now is that firms have to focus on generating a non-stop stream of quality content. Creating remarkable content is the first step to an effective strategy but if nobody actually interacts with your content it’s a lost effort. Finding the key influencers that will amplify content is the next step, this is where content marketing and influencer marketing become best friends in modern…
  • Google Plus vs LinkedIn: Which Platform is the Winner for B2B?

    Dave Landry
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Google+ and LinkedIn are both vying for top position among business networks, and both have their own unique characteristics to bring value. Social media has absolutely exploded, and digital marketing has proven to be an incredibly valuable tool in a business’s advertising arsenal. Which one brings more value? Which one is more beneficial to a company’s marketing plan? Tale of the Tape Google+ has been around for several years, and was the fastest growing social media in networking history. It offers a very integrated approach to social media, rather than simply the traditional news…
  • How to Make Your “Boring” Business Blog Interesting

    Dan Stelter
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Can you really make things like accounting, law, and insurance interesting? Do most of your client’s eyes glaze over when you start talking to them about your business in person? I’ve heard many businesses say: Our customers are boring, so they need boring facts to read Nobody wants to read about our business – it’s too boring to blog about It’s easy to justify and rationalize the true value of business blogging away, because: It takes a long time to see the payoff The true ROI is difficult to calculate The attitudes of senior leadership typically don’t favor business blogging…
  • The Key to an Awesome Blogger Outreach Campaign

    Ron Sela
    28 May 2014 | 11:23 am
    In order for it to be successful and generate targeted traffic any blogger outreach campaign requires a solid foundation. First, clear objectives are needed so make sure that everyone on the marketing team knows the goals. They should be measurable and address both the campaign as well as business objectives. For instance the campaign may seek to obtain X new visitors or Y new leads, but these targets should also translate into business outcomes such as a certain amount of increased sales. Second, a thorough understanding of the campaign itself is essential. This is more than simply finding…
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    Just Ask Kim

  • What Are WordPress URL Slugs?

    Kim Castleberry
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
    WordPress: What Is A URL Slug?  WordPress Tip: “Slugs” Just what is a “slug” and why is it important? No, I don’t mean those slimy little animals that crawl around your garden! In WordPress, the “slug” is the section of the URL, that occurs after the domain name, that references the specific post, page, or item (category/tag/author) page. The “slug” is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers and hyphens. Take care not to include spaces or special characters. Slugs are the URL…
  • What’s In A Name? Two Social Media Name Tools You Need!

    Kim Castleberry
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In Social Media, Name Recognition is CRITICAL! According to Wikipedia, “A brand is the identity of a specific product, service, or business. A brand can take many forms, including a name, sign, symbol, color combination or slogan.“ To that I also want to add that a brand includes the culture inherent in a business or individual. Examples of these are a culture of classy products, a culture of carelessness, a culture of laid back honesty, a culture of negativity or a culture of taking good care of ones customers. But… back to brands as they relate to NAMES. While many of us…
  • 3 Email Newsletter and Autoresponder Plugins For WordPress

    Kim Castleberry
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    Need A Newsletter Or Autoresponder For WordPress?  Generally when we hear content marketers talk about autoresponders and newsletters – we are talking about a third party service…  And for good reason! Because these services often have better deliverability and less headaches than self hosting can provide.  However, that’s not to say that you can’t self-host an email newsletter and autoresponder! And in the last year, the available alternatives for doing so, particularly using WordPress as an application base, have really grown up.  Keep in mind that unless you…
  • How To Export Feedburner Email Subscribers To CSV File

    Kim Castleberry
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Exporting Feedburner Email Subscriptions With Feedburner having become abandoned by Google, one of the major concerns is whether our email based subscribers will become stranded in the system. Fortunately, there is an easy way to export the email addresses which you can then import into another service. (RSS readers on the other hand can only be redirected for a painfully short 30 days so they are actually more trapped than email subscribers are now.) I suggest you go ahead and make a backup today – even if you don’t plan to move – just so you have a backup in case anything…
  • Trouble Getting Your Cellular Signal In The House? Get A Cellular Extender!

    Kim Castleberry
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Improve Your Indoor Call Quality Trouble Getting Your Cellular Signal In The House? (Or In Certain Rooms?) One of the big troubles I had when I moved back to the farm about 8 years back was trying to get cell signal in the house. I had call-quality signal outside, but dead space inside… especially in rooms with few windows. That was when I purchased my first ZBoost (formerly named “Wireless Extender”) which let me put up a small aerial antenna outside and run a coaxial cable to this “repeater” inside. (It’s important to understand that though this looks…
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    Barbara Ling's Official Authority Marketing Cafe

  • NEW? Start Here!

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    BarbLing, 18+ Year Internet Marketing Veteran, at your service! Hey there, I’m BarbLing and welcome to my site!  It’s been up now since 1998 and yep… lots and lots of evolutions you’ll see. The main benefits you’ll get and the … Continue reading → The post NEW? Start Here! appeared first on Barbara Ling's Official Authority Marketing Cafe. © Barbara Ling's Official Authority Marketing Cafe, 2014. Written by kiya Post tags: in Categories: Insights Share the Love! Find Us on These Social networks:
  • Your Sunday Morning Perkup – YouTube Channel Trailers from Hangouts, Social Anxiety, T-spring, more!

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Your Sunday Morning Perkup – YouTube Channel Trailers from Hangouts, Social Anxiety, T-spring, more! +=================== | | oOo ==> Profit Builder PointNClick Squeeze/Sales Page goodness | | | BENEFITS:  60+ predesigned Lead Sales and | marketing layouts – sales pages made easy! … Continue reading → The post Your Sunday Morning Perkup – YouTube Channel Trailers from Hangouts, Social Anxiety, T-spring, more! appeared first on Barbara Ling's Official Authority Marketing Cafe. © Barbara…
  • Top Quality PLR Vendors: Internet Marketing PLR Tip Day 2

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:57 am
    Looking for the BEST quality PLR Vendors? The following are known for the detail and quality they infuse their PLR products with. Definitely check them out! Tiffany Rae Lambert PLR MiniMart: Nicole Dean Easy PLR: Justin Popovich Best … Continue reading → The post Top Quality PLR Vendors: Internet Marketing PLR Tip Day 2 appeared first on Barbara Ling's Official Authority Marketing Cafe. © Barbara Ling's Official Authority Marketing Cafe, 2014. Written by kiya Post tags: plr, private label rights, products,…
  • Authority Marketing Feedly Introduction – how to be the first with breaking news!

    21 Sep 2014 | 1:56 am
    No matter what life throws at you… You deal with it and make it yours. Visual tutorial is found at Enjoy! Grow strong, Barbara Ling You might also enjoy these insights: Offline Gravity Method by Dr Ben Adkins Super … Continue reading → The post Authority Marketing Feedly Introduction – how to be the first with breaking news! appeared first on Barbara Ling's Official Authority Marketing Cafe. © Barbara Ling's Official Authority Marketing Cafe, 2014. Written by kiya Post tags: authority, feedly, Make Things Simple…
  • Your Saturday Morning Perkup – Stretch Yourself Challenge, Utterly Hosed, Microwaving iPhones, more!

    20 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Your Saturday Morning Perkup – Stretch Yourself Challenge, Utterly Hosed, Microwaving iPhones, more! +=================== | | oOo ==> 30 Day Stretch Yourself Challenge October! | | | BENEFITS:  25% Step by Step and 75% | pure ButKicking! | +===================   Good morning! … Continue reading → The post Your Saturday Morning Perkup – Stretch Yourself Challenge, Utterly Hosed, Microwaving iPhones, more! appeared first on Barbara Ling's Official Authority Marketing Cafe. © Barbara Ling's…
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  • How Used Heyo for Lead Capture Success

    Emily Goodrich
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    Gathering leads through Sweepstakes is great, but what if you want to gather leads and can’t run a sweepstakes? Heyo templates can be used to run evergreen pages, which will sit and gather leads for you.  That’s exactly what Heyo customer, Sam Hosseini from did with his custom build lead capture pages. Read on […] The post How Used Heyo for Lead Capture Success appeared first on Heyo Blog.
  • The Secret to Stunning Visual Content

    Brooks Tiffany
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    “Use high-quality, engaging images to make your brand stand out.” You may have read something like that before, and it’s the truth. But what exactly does that mean? What exactly is it that makes an image high-quality and engaging? Well, if you’re asking those same questions, you’re in the right place. Read on to find […] The post The Secret to Stunning Visual Content appeared first on Heyo Blog.
  • Best Website Builders for Small Business

    Emily Goodrich
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Whether you are an entrepreneur or own an online shop, having a custom-built website is vital. And with mobile internet usage increasing by the minutes, having a responsive or mobile version of your website is also key to your company’s online success. So how do you create a website? Conventional wisdom would say that you […] The post Best Website Builders for Small Business appeared first on Heyo Blog.
  • How Heyo Helped a Photography Blog Build an Email List

    Emily Goodrich
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    Meet Heyo customer Scott Voelker, who runs New Portrait Biz with his wife, Lisa. Scott and Lisa owned their own studio for over 10 years, and now run a company dedicated to helping others start their own photography studios. With content ranging from using digital backgrounds and props, to photoshop tutorials, the photography super team […] The post How Heyo Helped a Photography Blog Build an Email List appeared first on Heyo Blog.
  • How Valley-Hi Got 1,154 Emails with Heyo’s Sweepstakes Template

    Emily Goodrich
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    Valley-Hi Toyota is part of the family-owned Browning Auto Group, located in the High Desert of California. For the past two years, they have won Best Car Dealership of the Desert, because they keep their customers in mind. The team at Valley-Hi Toyota was looking for a way to get their customers excited and engaged […] The post How Valley-Hi Got 1,154 Emails with Heyo’s Sweepstakes Template appeared first on Heyo Blog.
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    Concise Training

  • Representing yourself or a business on Twitter?

    Mary Thomas
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Way back in 2011, I wrote a post about selecting a Twitter username.   In the post I talked about using ConciseTraining as my username, but use a photo of me, Mary to ensure I show some personality in the account.  During the post, I did mention that I might have to rethink this if the company was to grow. Well, I am now at that stage and I thought it would be useful to share my thoughts with you as I know many of my peers have also grown and developed their sole trader companies. During the past year, I have taken on two fantastic part time employees who are not only responsible for…
  • Did you know Twitter displayed analytics?

    Mary Thomas
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    If you have a Twitter Ads account, you can get some interesting data on your organic tweets (even those you are not using for promotion). If you don’t have a Twitter Ads account, you can sign up for one at – submit your payment information.  Set up a promoted campaign in the future and cancel it once you have access to analytics. Sign in to your Twitter Ads account and click Analytics (along the top menu bar). Looking at the information available: Tweet activity This displays the number of views (anytime a user sees your Tweet) over the last 28 days…
  • Different ways to use Google+ Hangouts

    Mary Thomas
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:28 am
    Have you used Google+ Hangouts yet?  They are a unique feature of Google+ that allow you to either have up to 9 other people in a private webinar or allow you to livestream webinars to YouTube to allow anybody to listen to the webinar and ask questions via text. Aside from the obvious way of using Google+ hangouts to have team or group webinars, as an alternative to Skype, brands have used hangouts on air in some really creative ways. Cadbury UK have used hangouts and hangouts on air for chocolate tasting hangouts, cooking demonstrations and interviews with famous sports stars to help drive…
  • Simplifying Social Media With Spreadsheets – Part 4 – Using IFTTT

    Steve Beavis
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    Last week we looked at some of the social media spreadsheet add-ons that are available. Continuing our spreadsheets for social media theme, today we are going to look at one of my favourite tools – IFTTT – it stands for “If This Then That”. This powerful service allows you to link web channels (web applications) to each other via a “trigger” and “action”. The combination of channels, trigger, rules and actions is known as a recipe and once you join IFTTT for free you have access to many recipes that are created for you already or you can create your…
  • Simplifying Social Media With Spreadsheets – Part 3 – Spreadsheet Add-Ons

    Steve Beavis
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    Last week we looked at using a spreadsheet with management tool Hootsuite to bulk schedule social media posts. Continuing our spreadsheets for social media theme, today we are going to look at some of the social media spreadsheet tools that are out there. Supermetrics In November 2013 Automate Analytics became Supermetrics. They produce a series of add-ons for Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets, some of which are paid and some free. The Microsoft Excel add-on which they call their Datagrabber allows you to pull in information from several sources of analytic data including Google Analytics,…
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    NewsOrator :: SEO, Social Media, Wordpress and Blogging News

  • PlayMag – Creative Magazine & Shop Premium WordPress Theme

    Manish Agrawal
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    Playmag is a cutting edge, responsive Magazine WordPress theme that combines both form and function into one exhaustive site. It is ideal for different sorts of online magazines, fantastic news sites, proficient blogs and other article related projects. Playmag has an inherent audit framework, advanced theme admin options, instant search feature, off-canvas mobile navigation, custom fonts support, Woo-commerce shop and much more. In this way, whether you’re making a straightforward website, business site or an online magazine, Playmag WordPress Theme is stacked with brilliant, brand new…
  • Top 5 tips for Making Your Social Media Posts Stand Out – Infographic

    Manish Agrawal
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    In this infographic you will get five basic (yet powerful) tips on what makes an extraordinary social networking post. So next time you make a post for Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest or other social networks, remember these focuses: Before you post anything, inquire as to whether it is something that would engage you. Pair an amazing picture with your content presents and connections on support engagement. Make sure your posts are opportune and current focused around the most recent industry-applicable news and occasions. So What Can We Do for This Lets See… 1. Good Content :- No…
  • Informative Android Applications that keeps you Updated

    Manish Agrawal
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:45 pm
    While most of us still prefer a newspaper as the primary source of knowing the informative stuff, the other part of the world is getting much advanced information than we ever get reading an entire newspaper. So its time to turn our eyes in the next generation style of living by choosing the right things for knowing the most accurate and the trending information in a matter of seconds. Its also true that there are quiet lot of news outlets, blogs, RSS feeds available on the internet, but keeping up with all of them is wearisome. But luckily there are a lot of Android Applications that cover…
  • Protected: Face Recognition: Who’s Watching & Why?

    Manish Agrawal
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Face Recognition: Who’s Watching & Why? [Infographic] by the team at Who Is Hosting This  
  • Link Building Via Guest Blogging

    Manish Agrawal
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Want to rank for competitive keywords on Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines? Do great link building. There are many ways of link building but one sure way is guest blogging. By guest blogging, you will get useful back links with the desired anchor text. You will also be able to build brand authority, get traffic and increase the number of subscribers. The biggest advantage of guest blogging is that it is a white hat SEO technique which does not make your site penalized. So, what is guest blogging? This is a technique where bloggers write posts to be published on other blogs mainly…
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  • Grandmaster Flash and Grandma on social media

    Saqib Sherazi
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Every couple of days you hear some funny news about how people just do not know how to use Facebook correctly. The latest victim are Grandmothers. Everyone loves their Grandmothers and Grandfathers but it always brings a smile on people’s faces when they make a mistake on social media websites. Lately, Grandmothers have been tagging themselves as “Grandmaster Flash” even though they did not mean for that to happen. So if they start typing “Love Grandma” Facebook gives them a suggestion if they meant “Grandmaster Flash”. Below we will see some…
  • How to handle a crisis communication?

    Saqib Sherazi
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    In the age of social media, there are companies that face issues relating to crisis communication. Some companies are able to handle this crisis well and other companies tend not to do so well. Below we will look at a great infographic, created by meltwater, which highlights the steps which need to be undertaken to handle a crisis communication effectively.The post How to handle a crisis communication? appeared first on
  • Starbucks: that’s not how you spell my name

    Saqib Sherazi
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    When is the last time you have been to a Starbucks? Yesterday? Today? 2 weeks ago? Well if you have been there or know friends who have been there then you may have heard of the problems they face when ordering their choice of coffee. The coffee may be great but this problem relates to something else. Please watch the video below to see what I meanAlthough this video is not an official Starbucks sanctioned video. It does address a problem that people face but in a humorous way. There are points you can agree with in this video.When you get a cup with your name spelled wrong then you are…
  • More about the Apple Watch

    Saqib Sherazi
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    You have probably heard of the new Apple watch news. In addition to the Apple watch, Apple also released the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. The plus model is a bigger version compared to previous iPhone models. Below we will discuss this news in more detailThe first thing I notice about the Apple watch is that they did not go the traditional “I” route way and but that I mean that most Apple products have i infront of their models excluding the laptops. So you have iPhone, iPod, iPad. So in this line of thinking I would have expected it would be called the iWatch but it is just called the…
  • Interesting stats on Social Media Growth in 2014

    Saqib Sherazi
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    Social media has grown at a tremendous pace over the past couple of years. Everybody you ask will at least have one social media profile. Some may use Facebook, others Twitter and others some other social media platform. The one thing all social media sites have in common is that they allow users to interact with people all over the world to share their ideas in unique and creative ways. Below we will look at an interesting infographic by Search Engine Journal which shows the growth of social media in 2014 and some surprising statistics related to that growthThe post Interesting stats on…
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    Engagor Blog

  • How to Quickly Respond to Incoming Mentions on Social Media

    Sofie De Beule
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Every single minute, every second even, social media messages are being sent your way. People are always on, always connected, and they can immediately send a new tweet to a company on the go. Once you have your social media engagement strategy in place with fixed social media guidelines delineating how to reply to incoming mentions, your social media team is ready to then take an active role in replying to those incoming mentions. Initially, you will start with Inbox Zero. This means that, in the beginning, you will have very few mentions awaiting a reply and, consequently, your average…
  • 3 Keys to Building Happy Customers on Social Media

    Sofie De Beule
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    The times of cheesy loyalty cards to make your customers happy are long gone. How do you keep customers happy nowadays? What is the true value of customer satisfaction on social media, and more importantly, how can you measure and proactively act on the satisfaction of your customers? We all want to do business with a company who cares about our satisfaction. No one wants to be left in the dark once a sale is made. From a business perspective, pursuing new customers seems enticing. But how do you keep your existing customers happy? In this article, we’ll discuss: How to keep your customers…
  • 4 Key Principles of Social Customer Service

    Sofie De Beule
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    Customers are sick and tired of poor customer service. Treat them wrong, and they won’t return. The world of social media is constantly evolving. Expectations and demands change and are continuously growing. However, the basics of social customer service and CRM aren’t. If you haven’t gotten traditional customer service right in the first place, providing the same support on social media won’t go smoothly either. In a survey by ClickSoftware, 35% of the people surveyed stopped doing business after an incident of poor customer service. Although many companies have a presence on…
  • Walmart Most Socially Engaged Retailer in Back to School Campaigns [Infographic]

    Lien Brusselmans
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    Once students have had a couple of weeks to enjoy their summer holiday, retailers already start preparing them for the next school year! Children and teenagers are probably the most mobile and digital generation, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that brands invest a lot in social media for their Back to School campaigns. Engagor has kept a close eye on 8 US retailers to gauge the success of their social media efforts. Scroll through the infographic and read on to find out: which retailer is most closely engaged with their community who replies fastest to questions and remarks which…
  • 5 Ways Social Media Has Completely Transformed the Telecom Industry

    Sofie De Beule
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Telecom companies operate in an extremely competitive industry where it’s a constant bidding war over who offers the best coverage for the best price. Providing a service that is widely used by consumers requires direct, real-time access to customers in order to stay one step ahead of competition. Social media is, without a doubt, the most effective way of making a real and meaningful connection with customers. Telecom companies all offer very similar services, so it’s extremely hard to differentiate themselves from their competitors. However, a strong social media presence and…
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    Room 214

  • Infographic: Where Can SaaS Companies Use A/B Testing to See Direct Results?

    Graham Swalling
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Even when you are familiar with your target market, making an engaging ad, effective landing page, eye catching email takes a little bit of guess work. Small differences in copy, color scheme, or topic can make a vast difference in conversion rates. The problem marketers continue to face in not knowing which color or combination of words is going to be the best, or worse, believing that they do know what is going to work the best, without any data to back their choice up. Old school market research teams would remedy this problem by print out several versions of an ad, or even mocking up…
  • Social Media Roundup: Instagram for Business & Pleasure

    Isabel Kieszkowski
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you are reading this, you either use Instagram for business or for pleasure. This week’s social platform update is extra exciting because Instagram has unveiled something for the  professional and personal Instagrammer. Instagram has released  an analytics program catered to its advertisers. Users of the program will be able to break down Instagram entries by demographic and can also stage potential advertisements on Instagram prior to posting them. The goal of the program is to make digital analysis more effective and actionable. Marketers should be especially happy because the…
  • 3 Step Guide to Integrated Marketing for SaaS Companies

    Caitlin Sherwood
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Setting up your software to encourage users to upgrade from a free trial or a freemium account to a paid subscription is one way to gain more users, but if you aren’t using a multichannel approach to market your software, you are missing out. Anyone that’s put a moment of time into considering advertising can spout off the most common channels for gaining friction: TV, newspaper, email campaigns, social networks, and even guerrilla street campaigns may come to mind. When it comes to promoting software, any number of these channels may work, but Software as a Service companies…
  • Storytelling at inContact

    Jen Casson
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    Many smaller companies have the common problem of creating content – they just don’t have much and/or what they do have is poor quality. inContact, a cloud-based contact center solution provider, is the exception and an excellent example of a SaaS company leveraging the power of storytelling to drive their brand. Because inContact intimately understands its audience, the challenges they face, and the stages of the buying/customer lifecycle, they are able to create relevant and targeted content. According to inContact’s Senior Director of Demand Marketing, Marina Antestenis,…
  • Room 214 is Hiring: Account Manager

    Room 214
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Account Manager Support Room 214 clients’ social media marketing campaigns through research, content creation, community engagement and reporting. Requires excellent attention to detail, organizational, analytical, and copywriting skills, as well as strong problem-solving skills. Must have a passion for figuring out what’s next, what’s possible, and what delivers return on investment in digital marketing. Key Responsibilities: Work with account supervisors, account directors and managing partners to support client social media campaigns Create and curate content to be published…
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  • 31 Quick Social Media Engagement Tips

    Brittany Bullen
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    ( By Brittany Bullen on - Social Media Marketing Resources ) If you’re an inbound marketer, or you use social media to help promote your business, you’ve probably heard that engagement is essential. But why is ... The post 31 Quick Social Media Engagement Tips appeared first on
  • 7 Ways of Creating Social Engagement To Get Active

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    ( By StuartJDavidson on - Social Media Marketing Resources ) If you don’t use social media to engage with people, then you haven’t understood the real value of social media marketing. It’s now all about ... The post 7 Ways of Creating Social Engagement To Get Active appeared first on
  • Create Positive Customer Service Experiences In Social Media

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    ( By StuartJDavidson on - Social Media Marketing Resources ) Customer service ultimately defines what a customer thinks of your company. It includes how people interact with your company and employees, how they remember the ... The post Create Positive Customer Service Experiences In Social Media appeared first on
  • 12 Customer Service Tips In Social Media

    8 Sep 2014 | 1:48 am
    ( By StuartJDavidson on - Social Media Marketing Resources ) Social media can be the perfect medium for delivering effective customer service. But you have to know and understand what best practice is, as well ... The post 12 Customer Service Tips In Social Media appeared first on
  • Why Marketing Documentation Should Matter to your Business

    3 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    ( By StuartJDavidson on - Social Media Marketing Resources ) No matter the size of your business, if you participate in marketing then you need to have various forms of marketing documentation in place. It ... The post Why Marketing Documentation Should Matter to your Business appeared first on
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    Digital Information World

  • A Glimpse Into Marketers' Social Media Strategies - #infographic

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    92 Percent of marketers say social media is important channel for their businesses, reveals new study from adweek."Almost every company puts much money and effort behind social media strategy, with goals ranging from enhanced brand awareness to direct leads or sales. But while 97 percent of those surveyed said they use some form of social media marketing, only 37 percent reported being able to measure ROI—and this problem extends to even the largest marketers, 78 percent of whom said they struggle with this measurement."Take a look at this infographic called  "A Glimpse Into…
  • Engagement Leads To Loyal Customers - #infographic

    21 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    Whenever customers interact with your brand, they become slightly more or less engaged. Stay consistent across every touch-point of the consumer experience to increase your engagement. Discover why customer engagement is more important than ever before, and lean what to do now to create an engaged and loyal consumer base.Infographic courtesy of: cirrusinsightClick image to enlargeShow Your Love, Connect With Us On Social Media: Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter
  • The Social Media Marketer’s Guide to Bid Types for Facebook Advertising - #Infographic

    21 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    Buying ads on Facebook means taking part in a world wide auction.The demand for reaching users is greater than the supply of ad space, so you're competing against millions of others all trying to get their message seen. When targeting a segment of Facebook's users, understanding different bidding strategies is key to making sure your ads come out on top.Take a look at the below infographic from Nanigans for an explanation of Facebook's distinct bid types, how they impact your ad's effective reach, and tips to help you achieve your campaign ROI goals at scale.Show Your Love, Connect With…
  • The Big Influence: A Century of Consumer Purchasing Decisions - #Infographic

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    When it comes to identifying cultural trends from the past century, we often focus our attention on what people were buying. What types of clothing. What types of music. What types of food. But there's another side to this consumer story that's easy to overlook. How were people buying? Where were they getting the information they needed to make informed purchase decision. Follow the timeline below to find out.infographic courtesy of hubspot.Show Your Love, Connect With Us On Social Media: Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter
  • Insights You Need to Know for Listening to Your Community Worldwide on Twitter - #infographic

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:09 pm
    The team at has analyzed 70 million mentions to uncover global trends among Twitter mentions. And result is the infographic below.Here are some key stats from their study:The US accounts for less than half of all mentions on Twitter (41 percent).English is the most used language for Twitter mentions, coming in second in most countries that speak another language abroad.In Europe, mentions start to ramp up as early as 5am. After a peak at 10am, they’re stable during the afternoon, and start to fall off around 3pm.See rest of the findings in this visual:Click image to…
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  • The Anatomy Of Marketing R.O.I.

    Sweta Patel, GMT Founder
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
     CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TOSEE THE ENTIRE INFOGRAPHIC Related posts: Content Marketing Ideas That You Don’t Know About Part 1 How to Protect Your Online Reputation
  • How To Target Facebook Ads To Increase Conversions

    Sweta Patel, GMT Founder
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:34 pm
    How To Target Facebook Ads To Increase Conversions There are a lot of different ways that you can ensure that your business grows. One of them is to highlight Facebook advertising to deliver ads to a captive audience. Social networking is an excellent way to get your message across the masses. As more and more people utilize these pages, especially Facebook, the opportunity for marketing grows exponentially. This has been shaped and helped by the fact that Facebook has allowed targeting of their ads to people in a lot of different ways. You can now highlight and isolate only the people that…
  • How To Monetize From Google Hangouts

    Sweta Patel, GMT Founder
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    How To Monetize From Google Hangouts   The lifeblood of marketing is monetization. Whether you’re blogging, writing, working with social media, building SEO links, or just trying to gain traffic on the web, you will need to keep in mind how to monetize everything. If you do not do this, or you don’t think in terms of engaging cash flow through your digital outlets, you will not make money online. Simply put, you need to learn how to monetize anything that you’re doing online, as it will turn your hobby into a business fast. One of the digital tools you can use today is that of…
  • How To Make High-End Sales Through Social Media Part 2

    Sweta Patel, GMT Founder
    20 May 2014 | 6:39 pm
    How To Make High-End Sales Through Social Media Part 2 Until this day I have gathered hundreds of recommendations from my connections. I also made my profile searchable by using a simple technique. I am a Marketing Consultant, so I searched for all the “Marketing Consultants” within the social search. I investigated the top 5 profiles, and found out that they used the word “Marketing Consultant” at least 6 times. I made sure my profile had 7 times that. Here you go, now I have made myself searchable and trustable. The last tactic I am going to go over is the offer. The Offer The offer…
  • How To Make High-End Sales Through Social Media Part 1

    Sweta Patel, GMT Founder
    13 May 2014 | 11:53 am
    How To Make High-End Sales Through Social Media Part 1 In most cases I experienced our clientele using social media to just increase their ‘exposure’ through updates of various articles, quotes, facts and multi-media pieces.” Failure after failure has taught us what it really takes to win business through social media marketing. Be Searchable First, make sure the content is searchable and findable. The content strategy is the fuel for the business online marketing campaign. If the content is not easy to discover then the consumer may go elsewhere to find their fix. This is when a…
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    Socedo Blog

  • Now Socedo Let’s You Find Prospects on LinkedIn

    Aseem Badshah
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    We’ve been working hard at Socedo to introduce our new LinkedIn Prospects Beta! Previously, all new prospects generated through our platform came from Twitter, while additional automated engagement was used to connect with those leads on LinkedIn. This new beta feature enables you to find and connect with new prospects directly on LinkedIn. We know that LinkedIn is the main B2B professional network and we want to bring our clients one step closer being able to use both Twitter and LinkedIn as social prospecting pools. This feature is only an early-release beta tool and we’re just getting…
  • Marketing On A Shoestring Budget

    Aseem Badshah
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Conventional shoestring budget strategies have been word of mouth, referrals, guest speaking events, free samples/trials, and of course blogging and content marketing. But what should the preferred marketing channel be for a shoestring budget? Twitter is free, has massive potential, and allows for a personal approach to lead generation. It’s essentially the perfect medium for marketers to reach prospects, research their needs/interests/background, thus allowing for a much more personal and tailored marketing approach. The main issue with Twitter (It takes time) A organic approach to lead…
  • Real-Time Marketing Done Right: Why Customers Should Be Your Main Focus

    Aseem Badshah
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Guest post by Dave Landry, an online business journalist from Southern California. In today’s marketing world, social media is no longer a luxury– it’s a necessity. However, there is much more than a handful of brands out there that do not clearly understand what they actually bring to the table. “Brands are brands, not people”. While there are plenty of brands that wish they could really connect with their audience by commenting on popular events, businesses really need to take a step back and think about their strategy and if their real-time marketing efforts…
  • If Only Online Dating Were as Easy as the Socedo Social Selling Tool

    Aseem Badshah
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Guest post by Travis Wright, Chief Marketing Technologist at CCP Global. You’re a business owner, entrepreneur, or freelancer trying to make the right connections. You know that social media is a must, and you’ve figured out that Twitter and LinkedIn are two of the top catch-all hubs for business-minded pros. Facebook is fun, Pinterest is addicting and Instagram is nice, but they’re not necessarily the best platforms for SM for business. However, you’re busy—you don’t have time to pore through profiles, craft witty individualized messages and spend all day reaching out to…
  • 3 Strategies To Build an Audience on Social Media

    Aseem Badshah
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    So you are working on building a presence on social media? The first task ahead of you is to build the right audience of followers in order to meet your business goals. The approach you take to build that audience can be vary greatly based on your brand, target market and business goal.  Let’s take a look at three different approaches that a business can take to build an audience on social media. 1. Spray and Pray In this approach you are looking for anyone and everyone to follow your social media channels. To goal here is to gain as much exposure as possible while also building…
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    Shane Barker

  • 3 Ways to Add Video to Your Marketing Strategy

    Shane Barker
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Google and Bing have incorporated blended search into their algorithms to bring up results that include videos, news stories, maps, images and tweets. In “Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars, and More That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business,” Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman claim that video content is 50 times more likely to appear on the first page of search results than text-only content. That makes marketing strategy video a very valuable form of content to reach customers. Channel Pages “Video Marketing for Dummies” author Kevin Daum…
  • Germany Bros Make Billions Cloning IT Businesses!

    Shane Barker
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    In today’s high-tech industry, IT businesses are increasingly being faced with clone armies who ramp up their good ideas and then sell the company for a sizeable profit. IT cloning is defined as the process of duplicating any idea or business model that successful runs in the tech industry. As so-called Web copycats, clones find popular web platforms, analyze them, find another ripe market, and startup a new duplicated business. 

 There is perhaps no one better at IT cloning than the trio of German brothers, Marc, Alexander, and Oliver Samwer, who have made their billions of riches by…
  • The Shark Tank Formula for Startup Success

    Shane Barker
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    On the hit ABC show Shark Tank, contestants don’t survive the tank simply because they’re pretty…Well, maybe sometimes. But, to actually win the show and achieve startup success, you’ve got to know how to play the game. This is especially difficult when the rules of the game are very tricky and almost nonexistent. Yet, the same is true for your startup company outside of reality TV in this cutthroat business world. In order to make it, you’re going to compete against a horde of bigger sharks that have been around a lot longer than your startup has and a lot of other baby sharks in…
  • Does Wearable Tech Make Sense for Your Business Operations?

    Shane Barker
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Wearable tech is waging a war for the hearts and minds of consumers. Early adopters praise them for the fresh perspective while skeptics ban them for fears of privacy violation. Although the consumer arena is drawing the most attention, businesses are quietly waving the white flag by adopting the products without much hassle. The argument for wearables certainly makes sense in theory, but will they benefit all businesses in a practical way? Each business has to make its own call, but the benefits are undoubtedly biased. Those That It Will Help Manual Labor Wearables in contracted labor excel…
  • Top 6 Marketing Strategies for Online Retailers

    Shane Barker
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Marketing Strategies for Online Retailers Online retail sites are now attracting nearly 10 percent of brick-and-mortar stores’ customers, according to a Gallup poll conducted during the last holiday season. 6 percent of those surveyed had bought a product online after showrooming it in a physical store, while another 3 percent said they viewed the item in-store intending to buy it from a website. Projections by eMarketer anticipate global business-to-consumer e-commerce sales growing 20.1 percent this year to total $1.5 trillion. This growing market includes established brands such as…
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    Digital Insights

  • 10 Customer Service tips for Businesses leveraging Social Media

    Harsh Ajmera
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:40 am
    Customer service has rapidly progressed on social media. Gone are those days when your customers would write a letter or pick up the phone and wait in queue for the customer service executive to solve their problems. Now your audiences take to social platforms immediately to voice their displeasure and expect an instant reply. You haven’t encountered anything like this? You might need to check if your audience know you exist.It is important that you start strategizing on how to make your social platforms the new frontier for customer service. The tips mentioned below will help you…
  • 25,000+ tweets said #iStandwithDeepikaPadukone against Times of India

    Digital Insights
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Times of India Entertainment, the news portal that published a crass cleavage-baring post on their Twitter handle of Deepika Padukone, after seeing the post she expressed her disgust of the quality of news they are sharing on 14th September 2014 through her Twitter profile. The news portal later deleted the tweet, after criticism escalated on Twitter and other social networks against the offensive story. Instead of salvaging the situation and gracefully apologizing they told her it was a “Compliment.”And then it is when it began, that Twitter users and industry colleagues lashed against…
  • 5 Things to keep in Mind before Hiring a Social Media Manager

    Harsh Ajmera
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    As your online presence develops, you may find that you no longer have time or energy to devote to other things. Maintaining your online presence may feel like a full time job. Hence, it is time to find someone to help you out to manage your businesses online presence. You can either hire a digital/ social media agency if you have that much capital to spare or get someone in-house to help you out like a Social Media manager.The ideal Social Media manager should be knowledgeable and should be passionate about things online. In addition, a social media manager should have:Flair for…
  • How these 7 brands are leveraging new Instagram Hyperlapse!

    Harsh Ajmera
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:41 am
    Instagram recently released a cool app in late August. Hyperlapse is designed to capture high-quality time lapse videos in an easy to use format. So how can you start using Hyperlapse to promote your branded content? But before we dwell about that – important to note if you’re going to share your Hyperlapse on Instagram, the time limit needs to be 15 seconds. Sounds cool? Check this video out!Your audiences are constantly looking out for ways to consume snackable bits of information as they are easier to comprehend. Videos are the rising stars, and you must incorporate it in your…
  • 5 sure-shot ways to write Catchy Headlines #Infographic

    Priyanka Ravani
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:22 am
    How to get people to read what you write? It is more important that you have great ‘Headlines’ first than creating great content. People do underestimate the power of headlines, they put in all their efforts on creating the best content and a half hearted attempt for their headline. I’ve got news for you, headlines is the first impression you make on your prospective reader for them to go read your article!It is a challenge to come up with catchy and interesting headlines. But there is no one-size-that-fits all strategy when it comes to your headline, you need to do your…
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  • 3 Things that Make Content Marketing Invaluable

    Mark Woodcock
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Image courtesy of Boykung/Flickr. Content marketing is an extremely popular form of Internet marketing and one that can bring a lot of benefits to your business. Using things like blog posts, online articles, infographics, images, videos and other types of content can help you reach a variety of business and marketing goals, but what is it about content marketing that makes it so valuable? Each company and campaign will get different results, but some very common benefits that come with content marketing are just a few examples of what makes this strategy so invaluable. Telling Your own Story…
  • SEO in Barnsley

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Barnsley is a historical market town sitting on the River Dearne in South Yorkshire, which is fast becoming a hub for digital and online marketing with the setup of many new SEO agencies, full services digital agencies and social media management company’s. Barnsley sits in the City Regions of both Sheffield and Leeds and was built at the centre of 3 road Sheffield to Wakefield, Rotherham to Huddersfield and Cheshire to Doncaster. It isn’t surprising that in the 17th century is became a way-point for those travelling between Leeds, Wakefield, Sheffield and London. Barnsley is largely…
  • What is Social Proof and how do you use it for Marketing?

    Mark Woodcock
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    Image courtesy of Sarah Reid/Flickr. Using a marketing tactic called social proof is a great way to show off your reputation, tell potential customers that people are satisfied with your services and make more sales. But what exactly is social proof and how do you use it? Social Proof Defined Social proof is online content from your current customers that helps you promote your business. Sometimes this is organically created as customers are satisfied with a business and other times businesses create it as part of their marketing strategy. Some common forms of social proof include: Social…
  • Support Dogs pay us a visit ahead of Mucky Pups walk

    Mark Woodcock
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    Bigfoot Digital’s latest visitor may have turned a few heads when he took the lift to the fifth floor of the Barnsley DMC. Certainly, it’s not often that you find yourself sharing a lift with a 13 stone Irish Wolfhound. But, the enormous pup, was not here to play – he was working. Despite the name Titch is literally Support Dogs’ biggest fundraiser and helps the Sheffield based charity achieve some amazing things. Titch gives the team a lesson in Online Barketing   Support Dogs is a national charity dedicated to improving independence and quality of life for people living with…
  • Facebook Media: a New Resource for Marketers

    Mark Woodcock
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Image courtesy of Marco Paköeningrat/Flickr. Facebook has announced a new resource, called Facebook Media, that is designed to help marketers find better ways to use the site. Social media marketing can be very effective and when you know how to leverage all the tools available to you, your marketing can be even more successful. What’s in the Resource? According to the announcement, Facebook Media will highlight ways brands and public figures are finding success on the social network. It will help marketers find ways they can use Facebook to promote their own business and build their…
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  • How to Upload Images In Different Social Networks

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    Social networking websites have become the most required part of any online business website to spread a word about their product and services. It is required to know all the measures of social networks to earn advantages from every corner of a social network platform. Here is the definitive guide to all the exact measurements […] The post How to Upload Images In Different Social Networks appeared first on Blog for Social media and technology
  • 10 Useful Tips To Create Value For Your Business On Twitter

    5 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    Social networks, including Twitter which will be discussed specifically in this article require much effort on the part of companies to gain followers. We will see that this is not just publishing interesting content that can cause a commitment … With more than 218 million monthly active users (22% in the U.S.), the probability that […] The post 10 Useful Tips To Create Value For Your Business On Twitter appeared first on Blog for Social media and technology
  • 5 Reasons to Use SMS Marketing For Your Business and Brand

    5 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Most companies use common marketing levers like SEO, animation, social networks, (Pay-per-Click) PPC or offline methods. However, despite the use of increasingly mobile, these companies have not yet tried the adventure of mobile marketing. This is particularly the case of SMS Marketing , also called “SMS Push”, which allows any advertiser to automatically send mass […] The post 5 Reasons to Use SMS Marketing For Your Business and Brand appeared first on Blog for Social media and technology
  • 8 Interesting Key Tips to sell through Social Media

    3 Jun 2014 | 4:47 am
    Ask a question to yourself, is it possible to earn from social networks? According to me “Yes, You can”. I have seen and worked with teams that have managed to do. Thanks to tools like salsa, Chirpify or application developed by Amex to pay for Twitter. Sell without leaving networks, which is said to sell, […] The post 8 Interesting Key Tips to sell through Social Media appeared first on Blog for Social media and technology
  • Motorola Moto E: Specification, Features and Comparison with Moto X and Moto G

    19 May 2014 | 9:22 am
    The Motorola Moto G has been one of the best phones of 2013, not by its Full HD screen or the more powerful quad-core processor, but it has a good set of specifications at a good price that makes it a mockery of the competition. Now, Motorola wants to break the mark established with the […] The post Motorola Moto E: Specification, Features and Comparison with Moto X and Moto G appeared first on Blog for Social media and technology
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  • How to Use Images on Twitter To Blow Up Your Marketing

    Greg Barber
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Using images on Twitter is one of the best ways to increase click-throughs and get more retweets. But HOW you post them and what TYPES of images you post can also make a big difference. Following are 5 strategies that will help you use images on Twitter to BLOW UP your marketing!  1. Use Twitter’s […] The post How to Use Images on Twitter To Blow Up Your Marketing appeared first on Kim Garst - Social Media for Business Owners Greg Barber
  • 9 Easy Ways To Generate Twitter Leads

    Kim Garst
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    You may already know that Twitter is one of my favorite platform for generating high-quality, targeted leads for my business. But I always caution business owners that in order to generate leads, you have to go in with a plan. If you don’t, you are likely to spend tons of time on Twitter and have […] The post 9 Easy Ways To Generate Twitter Leads appeared first on Kim Garst - Social Media for Business Owners Kim Garst
  • The 12 “C’s” of Building Authentic Conversations on Social Media

    Kim Garst
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Social media is a phenomenal way to communicate and ultimately, conduct business, with people that you would never in the ordinary course of life meet, much less be able to do business with! It can open the door to conversations, relationships and community around your brand in ways that have previously been very difficult for […] The post The 12 “C’s” of Building Authentic Conversations on Social Media appeared first on Kim Garst - Social Media for Business Owners Kim Garst
  • 21 Social Media Mistakes To Avoid

    Kim Garst
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    We have all made mistakes when it comes to social media; but the best way to avoid them in the future is to draw attention to them. Following are 21 common social media mistakes I see business owners making all the time, along with how to avoid them! 1. Spreading yourself too thin: Just because […] The post 21 Social Media Mistakes To Avoid appeared first on Kim Garst - Social Media for Business Owners Kim Garst
  • The Ultimate Content Marketing Tools List

    Kim Garst
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    You have probably heard the saying “it’s all in the tools”, right? This is absolutely the truth in both social media AND content marketing. In fact, using the right tools as part of your content marketing strategy can make all the difference in the world! There are many free and paid tools that can help […] The post The Ultimate Content Marketing Tools List appeared first on Kim Garst - Social Media for Business Owners Kim Garst
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  • Research The Company Before Your Interview

    Alex James
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:45 am
    You know that researching a company before an interview is important, it shows that you’re genuinely interested. Where do you start? Just how do you go about researching a company? You’d be wise to follow these few steps to research the company before your interview Do a Google Search The first thing to do is run a Google search on the business. This will bring up the website, any social media accounts and any websites the business may have been mentioned on. It’s useful for finding out  about any news, old and new, interviews given in local papers or magazines, & what…
  • You Wont Get A Job With A Klout Score Of 30!

    Julie Bishop
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    How’s your influence across your social media networks? What’s your Klout score? These are the questions that forward thinking businesses are asking and other businesses will also be asking in the future It was so easy when you just got “Googled” whenever you applied for a job but now you have to deal with your Klout score being checked too. Just as Sats scores students, Founder of Klout Joe Fernandez believes that the Klout score will become an “ingredient” in job interviews, which is definitely the case if you wanted to work at Klout! Klout says “Be known for what you…
  • OMG I’ve Been Invited To An Interview On A Google+ Hangout

    Julie Bishop
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    Have you been invited to an interview on a Google+ hangout yet? More & more companies are using Google+ hangouts to conduct interviews. I come across candidates asking for advice about these on reddit  so I knew a post was required to help anybody else who has never done an interview on a Google+ hangout before. What is a Google+ hangout?  Basically it’s a free video chat which can be conducted one to one or with up to ten people on the same chat. An interviewer will most likely use it one to one but sometimes they may invite a group of applicants at once onto the call, that’s more…
  • When Mikey Went To Morrisons

    Julie Bishop
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    This morning at 1.00am Mikey Payne, a Norfolk teenager camped outside Morrisons ready for the grand opening of the shop at 9.30am. He’d been invited to go to a party but instinct told him to wait outside Morrisons instead, in his head he just thought he would be first in line for some special offers. He sat outside in his deckchair in the dark until sunrise. A couple of times during the night he questioned why he was doing it but something told him to persevere. At 7am the store manager spotted Mikey, sitting in his deck chair and found it quite amusing, but when he found out he’d been…
  • Could Snapchat Get You A Job?

    Alex James
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    Have you heard about companies taking job applications through Snapchat? If you’ve not heard of Snapchat it’s a photo messaging service that deletes the photo after a set amount of seconds.  There are some companies that have accepted job applications in this way successfully. Recently a pub in Ireland only used Snapchat to recruit and had many innovative, creative candidates apply, the exact type of candidate they were looking for. It is easy to use, convenient and gets all the information across that an employer initially needs to decide whether to go further with the application.
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  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

    Prasad AS
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:36 am
    Stand out in meetings and present your slides with style using the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. This flagship is crafted from satellite-grade carbon fiber; a durable, industrial-strength shell capable of shrugging off any blow while weighing only 2.83lbs. A battery life of around 9 hours; adaptive keyboard which streamlines workflow, integrated voice and gesture controls, a […]The post Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook appeared first on Buddyfix.
  • Asus ROG G550JK Gaming Notebook

    Prasad AS
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    The G550JK is the Republic of Gamers’ (ROG) answer for those wanting to keep their game on even while on the go. It has a slim, aluminum body fronted by a full-HD IPS display with anti-glare coating and a wide viewing angle of 178 degrees. This, coupled with Intel Core i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX800 […]The post Asus ROG G550JK Gaming Notebook appeared first on Buddyfix.
  • The JBL JB56BT Headphones

    Prasad AS
    5 May 2014 | 4:31 am
    The JBL JB56BT is a beautiful little pair of headphones. It’s blue in colour, it has Bluetooth 3.0 and a battery life of 16 hours. With 40mm drivers and pivoting earcups, these cans are sure to get your ears tingling. JBL has also included Pure-bass tech for tunes that require deep bass. Oh, and there […]The post The JBL JB56BT Headphones appeared first on Buddyfix.
  • AOC I2360PHU A top-notch budget monitor £156

    Prasad AS
    2 May 2014 | 11:25 pm
    The AOC I2360PHU A top-notch budget monitor price: £156 AOC’s I2360PHU 23inch budget monitor may be unassuming because of  its plain black appearance, but it has a lot going for it. For starters, it’s far more adjustable than other similarly priced displays. You can tilt it, rotate it to work on portrait photos and documents […]The post AOC I2360PHU A top-notch budget monitor £156 appeared first on Buddyfix.
  • The Cooper Apple ipad 2,3 and 4 folio-style case

    Prasad AS
    27 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    Tablet2Cases The Cooper Postpad (ipad 2,3 and 4) is a folio-style case with a denim exterior and a microfiber interior for maximum protection and a unique look. It comes with a black or gray bezal. The case is compatible with the Ipad magnetic sleep/wake features, doubles as a stand in landscape orientation and even includes […]The post The Cooper Apple ipad 2,3 and 4 folio-style case appeared first on Buddyfix.
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  • #Sing2Lines: Social Media Singing Challenge to save a child

    BL Ochman
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    By B.L. Ochman #Sing2Lines challenge to save Eliza When Cara and Glenn O’Beill, parents of 4-year-old Eliza O’Neill were told their daughter had a rare metabolic disorder called SanFilippo Syndrome, they knew it was a death sentence – unless they could raise $2.5 million for a clinical trial that may just save her life. Thanks to the power of family, a video they hope will go viral, and the giant hearts of over 20,000 supporters across the globe, the O’Neill family has made history, raising more than $1 million – the largest amount ever through the fundraising…
  • National Coalition for the Homeless Newsjacks iPhone6 Launch

    BL Ochman
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    By B.L. Ochman The Wait is a short social documentary set on the steps of the 5th Avenue Apple Store in Manhattan where the National Coalition for the Homesless newsjacks the story of a group of people waiting for the new Apple iPhone 6. Scores of people slept on the street outside the Apple store for days, despite rain and chilly nights in NYC. They all got to go home with their new phones on September 19th. But 600,000 homeless American’s don’t get to go home. The video contains a clever message urging you to text “NCH” to 85944 to donate $10 to the National…
  • Worst 9/11 Brand Tweets; Rice/NFL Debacle; Apple’s Launch

    BL Ochman
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 63 In this episode, BL and David discuss brands’ dim-witted 9/11 tweets, the Ray Rice/NFL debacle, the Apple Watch & iPhone 6 product launch…and much more… Worst Digital Cases 9/11 Brand Tweets The worst, hands down, was from @BikramArlington, a yoga studio. (LEFT) Owner Zahra Vaezi, 33, told the Washington Post, “I didn’t realize people would be so ‘roar,’ you know?” In response to the Twitter storm that followed, one Tweet read: “I wrote that stupid post at 1am with yoga brain. …”. Frankly,…
  • Join our first-ever Google+ Hangout Training Office Hour (gratis)

    BL Ochman
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    We still have a few spots left for Andrew Cabasso and my first ever Google Hangouts Office Hour – on Friday, Sept 12 at 2 PM EDT, 11 AM PT. Register here and we’ll send you all the info on how to join us. Don’t worry: we won’t kick you out if you’re not a lawyer :) You won’t just watch a Hangout: you’ll be on the “inside” in the filmstrip and be able to interact with us in real time. It’s a follow-up to the webinar on Google Hangouts for Lawyers that I did with Andrew Cabasso, co-founder of which got a lot of great…
  • 9/11 – The Slip

    BL Ochman
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    I published this on Sept 11, 2006. It’s still the strongest memory, and the biggest regret. By B.L. Ochman The time from when the first plane hit, until the first building fell is clear to me as if it happened this morning. But, besides my sensory memory, I don’t remember anything about the hours between the collapse of the first building and the time I was brought to a hospital in New Jersey. At the end of the day, I had a woman’s slip, and no idea how I got it. I was sick with pneumonia and mercury poisoning, and still dazed when, a couple of weeks later, I threw the slip…
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  • Reason Why Your Facebook Likes Are Dropping?

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    This problem faced everyone who are running Facebook pages for their personal or business use. I made bunches of research or even attempted to contact Facebook support team. Ultimately, I discovered a reply posted by one of the Facebook support team personnel. They claimed Facebook has been transforming algorithm and also it will certainly impact numerous accounts when it concerns likes and post reach. Facebook declares they are removing likes from users who are fake. So if you acquire likes as through software program or similar tools, they will be taken out immediately. Facebook is checking…
  • 5 Tips to Stand Out on Google+

    15 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Google+ is searchable similar to quora, and is by now being used as Q&A platform. Both platforms include early adopters, mostly marketer & they change loyalty quickly. When Google plus is facilitated by open profile and long conversation. But what if Google Plus is just a trend the next Friendster instead of the next Twitter? The first is Google Plus’ Communities feature, which allows groups to form around particular interests. Here are 5 ways you can use Google+ to promote and market your business. #1: Use Your Google+ Profile to Claim Authorship of Your Content If you write…
  • Become A Successful Facebook Marketer Using This 5 Tips

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    It’s not that Facebook replaces your other types of marketing. However your possible customers ARE spending time someplace. And you want to get in touch with them and enhance the time they spend with your brand. Therefore if they are on Facebook, and if they are on Facebook A GREAT DEAL, it behooves you to create a plan to connect with them on Facebook in a way that includes value to their experience. So exactly how do you launch a Facebook marketing project and make it successful? How do small companies utilize Facebook to get big outcomes! Below are 5 fantastic steps to far better…
  • Grow Facebook Fans Fast With 5 Simple Steps

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    If you have actually struggled to connect your customer base to your main page at Facebook, you’re not the only one. Several brand names are locating it challenging to transform consumers into fans. While most brand names wish to scale social networking sites sensibly, there is constant tension from senior management to grow social media as a marketing channel. This pressure can occasionally cause rash choices and bad investments as brand names seriously try to obtain their numbers up on Facebook. The pressure will certainly not just continue, it will boost. And why wouldn’t it?
  • Track Your Facebook Referral Traffic With Google Analytics Using This 3 Steps

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:21 pm
    The future of content marketing is going to be about analytics. Simply posting content and discussing it is no longer sufficient. You might have discovered your organic reach dropping over the last couple of months. Facebook is taking actions to advertise their own paid reach, which together – or otherwise – suggests a reduce in the reach you could obtain naturally. More than ever, your success will certainly depend not on getting to an extensive audience, but on getting to the ideal audience. To ensure you’re reaching the right people, you require to find who are the…
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  • 3 Things Worth Noting In Social Media This Week

    Jeremy Evans
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    This week in the wonderful world of social media… Here are the latest noteworthy changes in social media this week which we felt you should know about: New Benchmarking reports for Google Analytics Facebook adds view counts for videos SlideShare updates Android app Google Analytics Benchmarking Reports Google Analytics has announced new Benchmarking reports which →
  • The Importance Of Social Media Customer Service

    Jeremy Evans
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:42 pm
    The Importance Of Social Media Customer Service: As more and more businesses join social media, it is inevitable that customers will continually turn to these channels to ask questions, give feedback and possibly make complaints. Ensuring your business responds to all of these with exceptional customer service skills is crucial in determining how your brand →
  • Twitter introducing ‘Buy Now’ button

    Tracy Lynch
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Buy now option coming to a tweet near you! In what came as a surprise to very little, Twitter announced this week that it is to begin rolling out a ‘Buy Now’ button on its social network. It was no huge surprise, as in recent months tweets had appeared with an embedded ‘buy now’ button →
  • 6 Content Ideas For Newcomers To Facebook

    Jeremy Evans
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
    6 Content Ideas For Newcomers To Facebook Life can be tough in the beginning for businesses joining Facebook. What should you post about? Should you advertise? How can you get more likes? While advertising is a good idea in the beginning to establish yourself an audience (check out our post on Facebook Advertising), choosing the →
  • Linkedin Publishing Platform – Long-Form Posts

    Jeremy Evans
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Linkedin Publishing Platform – Long-Form Posts   What is publishing long-form posts on Linkedin? Some of you may have heard of (or even been granted early access) to Linkedin’s new Publishing platform which is gradually being rolled out over the coming months. For those of you who haven’t, this new feature will give members a →
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  • What The Experts Are Saying About The iPhone 6

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    Critics and consumers alike watched with anticipation as Tim Cook announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Did the products live up to the expectations? We look at what the experts are saying. The post What The Experts Are Saying About The iPhone 6 appeared first on Number Direct.
  • The Mobile Network That’s Making You Pay For Good Customer Service

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    A decent level of customer service should be part and parcel of a company. But one mobile network in the UK is shaking this system up in a controversial way. The post The Mobile Network That’s Making You Pay For Good Customer Service appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Could Karbonn’s £26 Handset Be The Dark Horse Of The Phone Market?

    12 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    There is a fierce new competitor in the low-end game that threatens to shake up the market even more: the Karbonn A50S. The post Could Karbonn’s £26 Handset Be The Dark Horse Of The Phone Market? appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Is Motorola’s Phone Protection Tattoo The Worst Tech Idea This Year?

    5 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    As we rely on our smartphones more and more, there is a greater need to protecting your device. But Motorola's solution might be the worst tech idea of 2014. The post Is Motorola’s Phone Protection Tattoo The Worst Tech Idea This Year? appeared first on Number Direct.
  • What To Expect With The Samsung Galaxy S6

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 we can now start to speculate about what Samsung's next phone, the Samsung Galaxy S6, will bring to the market. The post What To Expect With The Samsung Galaxy S6 appeared first on Number Direct.
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  • Marketing with Images

    Richard g Wallen
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Marketing with Images: Know Your Social Media Image Size Guidelines Social media is one of the most powerful traffic drivers around. While social media will never replace the search engine, most search engines are now taking social media signals into account. You can’t afford to ignore the social game. As you’ve no doubt noticed, images […]
  • Has Google set the Content Bar Higher?

    Richard g Wallen
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    How Google has set the Content Bar Ever Higher In Google’s quest to improve the overall quality of content on the Web, the company makes continuous updates to its algorithm. These updates may receive colorful names, but they are serious business. You should familiarize yourself with these changes so that you can remove or change […]
  • Leveraging the Twitter Retweet

    Richard g Wallen
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    5 Powerful methods of Leveraging the Twitter Retweet Since Twitter’s inception, the retweet has been a powerful tool. The retweet offers marketers an easy way to monitor their own success, and it affords them the ability to quickly share content with their followers.Though you need to use the retweet strategically, there is no doubt that […]
  • The Power of Secret Facebook Groups

    Richard g Wallen
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:48 pm
    The Power of Secret Facebook Groups Facebook Groups provide marketers with an easy way to create communities around their products and services. Better yet, with Facebook Insights, marketers always know the best time to share content—think three hours before peak traffic—and which types of content their fans like to engage with the most. Knowing both […]
  • Getting More Social Shares

    Richard g Wallen
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:56 pm
    4 Powerful Methods for Getting More Social Shares Social signals have been in the spotlight before 2012, when Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan first blogged about them. Shortly thereafter, Steve Cutts confirmed in a video that Google does consider these signals. This should come as no surprise. Social signals, like backlinks, provide an objective vote of […]
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  • Promote Yourself

    Randi Sherman
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you know your customers’ needs, finding the right content for them is easy. The difficult part is volume. Search Engines need content to index. If your site has very little, you will get a low ranking no matter how good that one perfect article is. Spiders (eek!) And it must be optimized for the spiders to index. SEO analyses how your site flows, what information it has, and how recently it has been updated. And your site must be designed for spiders (not the insect kind, of course, but the little guys that wander the web powering Google, Bing and a host of other search engines). Imagine…
  • Write Right Content

    Randi Sherman
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you are not distinct from the crowd (and what a huge crowd it is!) how are people going to remember you and your brand? Why should anyone care about you? If you’re just like all the others, you offer them nothing unique, no advantage, and no reason to do business with you! If your mission statement stands out, if your capabilities rise far above the mean, if you can provide value to your visitors, that is when they are going to sign up to your mailing list, subscribe to your newsletter and read your blog. Eventually they are going to purchase from you, support your charity work, or…
  • Turning a Writer into a Copywriter

    Randi Sherman
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Writing is simple. We do it every day by jotting down a note, sending an e-mail, or issuing a memo. All of these things make you a writer. But what if your ambitions are greater than that? Do you want to blog regularly? Is ad-copy that you encounter inferior to what you could produce? Could that story you read have been ten times better if you had written it? The Simple Truth Competent writers read constantly. Their appetite is voracious; books, articles, poetry, or anything can be a source of inspiration; the written word is their mental fuel. And the best-read writers make the best…
  • Are Visitors Leaving your Website?

    Randi Sherman
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    The World Wide Web offers an often overwhelming amount of information. Sometimes, it is simply too much and we need to remember to slow down and let our audience stop and smell the roses, as it were. The focus of any well-presented website is to make a message heard, and for the readers to interact with the material. Gaining traffic through SEO practices is one thing, as anyone can ‘buy’ traffic, but if the visitors don’t stick around long enough to experience it, then that’s a wasted opportunity that needs fixing. Here are the top 5 reasons people won’t stay on your website. After…
  • Top 4 Social Media Platforms and Their Target Markets

    Randi Sherman
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Social networking is never going to go away. It’s starting to mutate and involve far too many interested parties to collapse. Not only do you have the big three or four at the top, there are niche sites that cater to a very specific market share. If you own a business or run a website, you absolutely need to know what social platforms you need to hit and why. It’s easy to go along and just start throwing your weight around on these pages, but it’s not going to do much for you if you’re not sure what demographic each one is pulling right now. Consider the following as a quick view on…
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    TheeDesign Studio

  • What is Internet Marketing?

    Richard Horvath
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Internet marketing is a term that gets thrown around a lot these days, and with all the different advice on Internet Marketing, SEO, link building, social media, and Google search, it can be overwhelming for a business to try and figure out where to start. Not only is the topic of internet marketing a broad one, but there are also many ways you can hurt your business if you approach internet marketing incorrectly. From link spamming that can cause Google penalties and prevent any ranking, to PPC campaigns which are not set up correctly, there are many online marketing activities which can…
  • 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Party & Halloween Open House

    Lauren Curatola
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Join TheeDesign Studio’s 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Party & Halloween Open House! Enjoy a spooktacular night of pumpkin carving, decorating and all around family fun with TheeTeam! Everyone who RSVP’s will be provided with a FREE pumpkin, and plenty of carving and design tools. All you need to bring is your pumpkin carving skills! We’ll also be providing food, drinks, outdoor games, and other Halloween fun surprises. Check out last year’s fun by watching the video below! TheeDesign Studio's 2013 Pumpkin Carving Party! Who? Friends of TheeDesign Studio, and our…
  • How to Migrate from Magento to WooCommerce

    Keri Giordano
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Magento and WooCommerce are both professional e-commerce solutions and both have their pros and cons.  There was a time when Magento was the best e-commerce solution on the market, but WooCommerce came on the scene in 2011 and has since proved to be a better option for many businesses. In general, Magento is still best for large enterprises or groups of online stores. If you currently have an outdated Magento site, this is the perfect time to see which e-commerce solution is best for you. It may be more cost effective to migrate your data from Magento into a new WooCommerce site. Why Migrate…
  • What’s New in WordPress 4.0?

    Eric Warncke
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Last week the WordPress team unveiled the latest version of their content management system, version 4.0. Version 4.0 is the first major upgrade to WordPress in over 4 years with the last being version 3.0, released on June 17, 2010. The new version, named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman is currently available to everyone for download at The majority of the new features in WordPress 4.0 are actually upgrades to existing features designed to bring you a smoother experience creating, editing and publishing your content. Watch…
  • TheeTeam Heads to The Mountains!

    Richard Horvath
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The weekend of September 5th TheeTeam enjoyed a trip with our families to Beech Mountain, NC. We stayed at Archers Mountain Inn, which had beautiful views of the valley and Sugar Mountain. We spent a lot of time sitting in rocking chairs on the large deck enjoying the mountain air, scenery, and camaraderie. Friday night our Marketing Specialist Eric treated us to a mix of Beatles, Beach Boys, and Eagles songs on his guitar. Check out his performance of George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” on our Facebook page. Gabbie, Tevan, Mike, and James also tried their hand at playing the guitar with…
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    ME Marketing Services, LLC

  • The Struggles with Being “You” in Your Business

    Mandy Edwards
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Mandy Edwards “There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.”  - Steve [...] The post The Struggles with Being “You” in Your Business appeared first on ME Marketing Services, LLC.
  • Ask Mandy Q&A – How to Be More YOU in Your Business

    Mandy Edwards
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Mandy Edwards Ask Mandy is a weekly Q&A blog series. To ask your question about social media, please click here. When thinking about [...] The post Ask Mandy Q&A – How to Be More YOU in Your Business appeared first on ME Marketing Services, LLC.
  • Why Social Media is a Requirement & How Small Businesses Can Effectively Use It

    Mandy Edwards
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Mandy Edwards I know you have heard this time and again, much like a broken record,  – “social media is here to [...] The post Why Social Media is a Requirement & How Small Businesses Can Effectively Use It appeared first on ME Marketing Services, LLC.
  • Online Marketing Lessons We Learned In Kindergarten

    Jennifer Hanford
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Jennifer Hanford This is the time of year where many children start heading back to school after a much-needed summer break. Did [...] The post Online Marketing Lessons We Learned In Kindergarten appeared first on ME Marketing Services, LLC.
  • Ask Mandy Q&A – 4 Ways to Use Twitter Lists

    Mandy Edwards
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Mandy Edwards Ask Mandy is a weekly Q&A blog series. To ask your question about social media, please click here. Don’t miss [...] The post Ask Mandy Q&A – 4 Ways to Use Twitter Lists appeared first on ME Marketing Services, LLC.
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    Minneapolis Social Media Marketing

  • How to Develop the Best Social Media Campaign

    Nicole Harrison
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    I am currently in my seventh year of working in the digital marketing/social media marketing space with small businesses, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, artists, authors and more. I have advised and participated in social media efforts for a gubernatorial election, a large public school district, a silicone valley tech start up, nonprofits both large and small and many, many, many small businesses and individuals looking to leverage social media. And honestly, I can say without a doubt it has been awesome, exciting and exhilarating. I love my work. I have passion for what I do. I’ve found…
  • 10 Social Media Tips for Small Businesses [Infographic]

    Jens Pinther
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    Do you know what day of the week Facebook posts are most successful? Is written or visual content better for marketing? When is the best time of day for retweets on Twitter? These questions and more will be answered below. Today’s world is going mobile and becoming more technological, but people have always been social.  Where people are building relationships across oceans and discovering shared interests across other differences, social media networking is what is making this happen. There has never been a better time for your business or cause to get social. To learn more about the…
  • #FacebookFriday: How to Engage With Facebook Pages

    Nicole Harrison
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Welcome to #FacebookFriday, where those of us at SocialNicole are working to teach you how to use Facebook effectively for marketing your business. We’ll break down the complicated concepts into easy, step-by-step instructions that are easy to understand and apply immediately. Please scroll to the bottom of this post to check out all the posts in this series! Are you looking to accelerate your Facebook marketing today? Contact the team at SocialNicole now! We can help you build a Facebook marketing program that will get results fast! How to Like and Share on Facebook Business Pages Now that…
  • The Social Media Revolution: Empower Yourself Today

    Nicole Harrison
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    I often interchange terms like “social media marketing,” “interactive marketing,” “online marketing,” “digital marketing” and simply “social marketing.” This is intentional and has had the effect for which I hoped: it has inspired discussion about what these terms mean. Why is it that I want to trigger this discussion? Because social media is a revolutionary change in how people communicate, yet we treat it as if it’s just a place to share meaningless things like what someone had for lunch. The fact is, social media is often…
  • 3 Most Important Things to Know About the New Twitter Profiles

    Jens Pinther
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Whether you’re a Twitter veteran or a Twitter baby bird, there are certain things you need to know to keep up with Twitter’s new profiles. In all my experience working with small businesses and non-profits and their social media strategies, I’ve found I like the new changes Twitter made to its layout and customization options. To optimize your experience with Twitter, it is important to know how to take advantage of the options it now provides. What to Know About Twitter’s New Profile 1. Dimensions Even though the switch to the new profile happened at the beginning…
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  • How To Frame ROI For Your Business Intelligence Program

    Jason Bowden
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    Digital-Warriors. - Web Presence Solutions to get your business going by Jason Bowden Image credit: intelligence has transformed businesses by providing a plethora of IT structures, tools and systems that optimize the strategic planning used by organizations. Most business enterprises are facing an enormous pressure against the growing competitiveness in the digital market environment. The introduction of business intelligence system to business allows marketers to explore marketing opportunities, improve customer service and enhance the customer shopping…
  • Top 5 Ways To Plan Customer SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytic, Cloud)

    Jason Bowden
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    Digital-Warriors. - Web Presence Solutions to get your business going by Jason BowdenImage credit: digital marketing ecosystem is currently driven with SMAC programs and initiatives. SMAC is the combination of the social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology that businesses now adapt in order to revolutionize their digital marketing approach. Marketers view SMAC as a system of business intelligence that can reinforce the capability of driving businesses towards delivering a better customer experience and lucrative business profits. With the escalating…
  • How To SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytic, Cloud) Your Business Model

    Jason Bowden
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    Digital-Warriors. - Web Presence Solutions to get your business going by Jason BowdenImage credit: exuberantsolutions.comIf there is a new emerging paradigm for business, it is SMAC. Social, Mobile, Analytic, and Cloud (SMAC) based business models are becoming a hotter trend in digital marketing networks. Intuitive business owners are embracing the SMAC as a convergent force that could drive their business thrusts towards productivity. SMAC-based enterprises are able to develop an enticing customer engagement process and it consequently unfolds vast revenue opportunities for business.The…
  • The Best Cloud Business Intelligence Solutions for Marketing Analytics

    Jason Bowden
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    Digital-Warriors. - Web Presence Solutions to get your business going by Jason BowdenCloud based business intelligence is a game changer in the digital business. All types of businesses, from small to large enterprises are equally adapting to the emergence of cloud based tools to enhance business intelligence. Small to medium business enterprises are now embracing cloud based applications to make their marketing strategies highly competitive. Large firms, on the other hand, are using cloud business intelligence solutions in further expanding their market and using it for experimentation in…
  • Is Guest Blogging Really Dead? A Digital Marketer’s Insights

    Jason Bowden
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    Digital-Warriors. - Web Presence Solutions to get your business going by Jason Bowden Image credit: stpaulmarketingteam.comMany speculations left many digital marketers contemplating whether they should just drop their interest about guest blogging as part of their search engine optimization strategy. There was an overwhelming response about Matt Cutts’ statement that guest blogging is dead and bloggers and online marketers alike are now in the dilemma whether guest blogging is wasting their time for SEO marketing or it remains to be a worthwhile optimization process worth pursuing.Is…
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    Oracle Social Spotlight

  • The Social Spotlight Will Shine on #OOW14

    Mike Stiles
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Want to see an example of “busy” and “everywhere”? Then keep an eye on the Oracle Social Cloud team as they head into this year’s Oracle OpenWorld. Famous for their motto of “surely we can tackle even more,” Oracle’s top socializers will be all over Moscone, from the Social Intelligence Center in CX Central to 16+ social track sessions to live demos to comprehensive social coverage. Oracle Social Cloud will be trumpeting the social business imperative with live, interactive displays and inspiring speakers from Oracle, General Motors, Chevrolet, FleishmanHillard, Nestle,…
  • People Shopping: Social HR and Recruiting

    Mike Stiles
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    “We have an opening.  I’d better start looking for somebody.” If those words ever ran through your head, you confirmed you’re already behind the 8-ball when it comes to social HR and social recruiting. Today, you should ALWAYS be scouting and courting talent. It’s a perpetual process, and because it is, social is at the forefront of it. Social is the means for pretty much everything involved; referral, discovery, connecting, research, vetting, selling the virtues of the employer, reading recommendations, answering questions, gauging cultural fit, etc. Just as transformative…
  • Essentials of an Employee Social Media Policy

    Mike Stiles
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    There’s still a lot of fear out there around employees’ use of social media related to their company of employment. Employees are scared to mention the company for fear of doing something wrong. That’s not good. Brands want and need employees to be the first wave of social message amplifiers and engagers. Companies are afraid an employee post referencing the company will lead to a humiliating PR nightmare. That’s not good either. With the content fire hose wide open and as hard as it is to get your brand noticed on social, restrained marketing rooted in fear is a sure path to #fail.
  • 8 Steps to Become a Social Enterprise – Even With Silos

    Mike Stiles
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    A social enabled enterprise is one that activates social media across every department to the effect of optimizing internal communication and improving customer experiences. Despite those clearly positive benefits, it calls for root changes in how organizations are structured. That’s why even today, the struggle to infuse social rages on. An easier blog to write would be to call for corporate silos to come down. We’ve done that…a few times. But the reality is many of those silos have the permanence of Stonehenge. Silos work for somebody, and those somebodies are defending them to the…
  • Real Time Marketing: Is It Worth the Rush?

    Mike Stiles
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    The marketing world was awakened to real time marketing during Super Bowl XLVII when Oreo seized on the lights going out and tweeted “you can still dunk in the dark.” Was it brilliant creative? Did it sell a lot of cookies? I don’t know. What got the industry’s attention wasn’t what was done, but that it was done at all. Predictably, the following year for Super Bowl XLVIII, marketers were armed and ready to flap their lemming wings and do “me too” real time marketing. It fell as flat as the Bronco’s defense. Oddly, brands mostly engaged with and reacted to other brands,…
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  • Your SEO Insider: Mobile SEO, Bing Cracking Down, Voice Search Coming to PCs?

    Brent Carnduff
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    Google Mobile SEO Don’t ignore your mobile site. Whether you have a responsive website, or have set up a separate mobile site, make sure that it is optimized for search! A Beginner’s Guide to Mobile SEO by Navneet Kaushal on ClickZ 10 Best Practices for Mobile Optimized Websites by Rocco Baldassarre on Search Engine Journal Selecting the Best URL You may have seen the announcements that new top-level domains are available – i.e. example.Guru, example.Pizza, example.Rentals, etc. – over 1300 in the next few years. See the full list. How do these new gTLDs…
  • How Brand Influencers And Brand Ambassadors Are Different

    Brooke Ballard
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    While on a recent Twitter Chat, someone said brand influencers and brand ambassadors were the same thing. But they’re not. There’s actually a crucial difference between the two, and it involves MONEY. And if your company or brand is looking at using in any sort of influencer marketing programs, you’ll need to know the difference. So today, my friends, we’ll break it all down and go in depth on the following: The role of the Brand Influencer The role of the Brand Ambassador How each role fits into influencer marketing How to use both (the best of both worlds) Brand…
  • 3 Tips To Turn Your Email Marketing Into SEO Opportunity

    Daniel Faggella
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    For many companies, email is seen as either a polar opposite from search engine optimization efforts, or simply a completely separate activity. However, if you’re looking to enhance your search engine optimization (SEO), email can also be a valuable medium to promote your marketing message. Before we get too deep, note that Google spiders aren’t crawling through your emails looking for keywords and the size of your email list has no bearing on your SEO rank. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use email to effectively drive traffic to your site, engage with your customer and beef up your…
  • How To Use Twitter To Boost Your Business Development And Sales

    Yael Kochman
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    * My article this month was written by Marni Mandell, Head of Business Development @Roojoom and the person that keeps me sane in the mad startups world. You can connect with her on twitter @marnimand.* If you’re anything like me, then you came to the world of social media later in life. And by later in life, I mean when I was over the age of 27. I can also remember the day I sent out my first Tweet – having no idea what I was doing, and thinking the whole thing was a bit nonsensical. A few years later, I can hardly imagine my professional life without Twitter playing a central…
  • Will The #FutureOfBusiness Radically Change Everything As We Know It?

    Hessie Jones
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    I had the pleasure of taking part in GoToMeeting in Canada’s #FutureOfWork debate on Twitter this past week. It brought together business and technology discussing emerging trends with respect to Collaboration, The Internet of Things, Virtual Reality and Workforce Disruption that will impact how business will function in the future. And while I saw substantial perspective from the business side, I noticed that the debate was lacking the voice of the employee: their viewpoint, their receptiveness to these new notions, and whether there was some alignment to how the business perceived…
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    Devumi Blog

  • How to Choose a Social Media Platform for your Business

    Matthew Y
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    We talk all the time here on the Devumi Blog about how to make certain social channels work for your business, increase your followers, get more views, and better your investment in social media marketing. Something that we don’t touch on enough is how to choose a social media platform for your marketing style. This article will look at six points that you can consider while choosing the best platform for your style of marketing so that you feel comfortable in your voice and certain that you’ll succeed. I will also be providing examples throughout the article for you to learn from first…
  • Get More YouTube Subscribers with these 5 Tips!

    Matthew Y
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    You have a YouTube Channel and you want to get more YouTube subscribers – let’s skip the lengthy intro and get to those five tips that will help you get more YouTube subscribers quickly! Five tips to get more YouTube subscribers Use a call to action and simply ask for more subscribers You’ll never know how easy it is to get your regular viewers to subscribe to your YouTube channel until you simply start asking them to with a simple call to action via an audio cue, with a visual back up. Here’s how you can construct a simple call to action that gets more YouTube subscribers with…
  • Facebook vs. Twitter: Which is Better for your Brand?

    Matthew Y
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:48 am
    When you’re looking at a Facebook vs. Twitter comparisons in terms of which is best for your brand, the first the thing that comes to mind is which thing first came into being. Facebook has been around since 2004, while Twitter has been around since 2006. That’s an extra two years of exposure, plus Twitter doesn’t have a movie. This has lead to Facebook having bigger and better brand exposure for its own brand, but what about yours? Facebook vs. Twitter: Which is better for promoting your brand? Facebook vs. Twitter: Facebook is the big ugly gorilla in the room Facebook faces the…
  • SoundCloud Ads are Here: Prepare your SoundCloud Account

    Matthew Y
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    SoundCloud ads were recently introduced by the world’s second most popular music sharing site (behind the all-powerful YouTube) in an effort to grow the amount of money that uploaders can earn. As of now, the revenue sharing is only available to a select few. I’ll break it all down in the article below! As is tradition here on the Devumi blog, every SoundCloud post also features my favourite track on SoundCloud right now at the bottom. Read all the way through to find it! SoundCloud ads are introduced: What you need to know People sign up for Soundcloud accounts for a number of reasons.
  • YouTube and Vimeo video marketing: Ride the Next Wave of Content Marketing

    Matthew Y
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:16 am
    Youtube and Vimeo video marketing are the two hottest advertising platforms online today. This is for a few very good reasons, namely that people are watching more and more video all the time as networks get faster and uncapped limits come into play. Taking advantage of YouTube and Vimeo video marketing should be your next step after mastering written content. Here are 5 solid reasons to start moving in that direction, along with advice on how to accomplish them. YouTube and Vimeo video marketing: Rise the Next Wave of Content Marketing YouTube and Vimeo video marketing gives your brand a…
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    Social Shmooze

  • A Writer’s Guide: Calls to Action – Tips Inspired by Tweets from Content

    Social Shmooze
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:08 pm
    In managing the content marketing for a brand, you have to focus on the bottom line. You have to push sales to help you reach growth goals for the business. But in reality, most people who encounter your brand (especially in B2B) aren’t going to buy right away. The sales funnel has to attract, engage and convert people in a way that makes sense for them. - Read article: - Social Shmooze
  • 10 Awesome Testing Ideas From the Conversion Pros at Call to Action

    Social Shmooze
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    When optimizing landing pages and marketing campaigns, many marketers look to the pros for advice.  Conversion rate optimization veterans have spent much time in the testing trenches, where they’ve both triumphed and seen epic conversion fails. Learning from their mistakes can save you hours of trial and error – and many marketing dollars. – Read article: - Social Shmooze
  • 4 Common Blogging Mistakes That Prevent You From Growing Your Business

    Social Shmooze
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Your blog is a great way to deliver value to your prospects and establish yourself as an authority in your niche.  But if you’re not blogging strategically – with your business goals in mind – then chances are you’re preventing hoards of interested prospects from converting. – Read article: - Social Shmooze
  • Agile Marketing is Evolution, Not Revolution, and Why You Must Adopt It

    Social Shmooze
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    In the 1950’s the Waterfall Development Model was introduced into software design and development. The system is a relic of the manufacturing industry where, by necessity, the right answer had to be devised before work started. And, in that world, the right answer makes sense! Could you imagine a scenario where you decided to build a skyscraper differently half way through the build? – Read article: - Social Shmooze
  • 5 Ways Retail Benefits from Hyperlocal Social Monitoring

    Social Shmooze
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    Retail firms are competing with online retail giants like Amazon and Zappos. Retail brick-and-mortar stores are aiming to provide the best experience to their customers. Foot traffic is a measure of customer motivation and interest (why did the individual prefer to come to the store to purchase when the option of online purchase is available). – Read article: - Social Shmooze
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  • 3 little known hacks to get more leads using Reddit

    Roy Povarchik
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Marketing on Reddit has been a big challenge for me to comprehend. Everyone kept telling me: if you’re Reddit for marketers doing content marketing and still haven’t tapped into the power of Reddit, then you are truly missing out. So I kept going. I would like to share with you 3 tricks that are currently working for me that I haven’t seen any marketers using. According to their 2013 stats report, you can easily see why marketers love Reddit. It gains a lot of traffic, active users who share stories and click on articles, and is basically a juggernaut for posting content and luring…
  • How To Make Your Content Marketing Stand Out In The Crowd

    Roy Povarchik
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    Throughout the last 3 years, content marketing has gone from a methodology only advanced marketers How To Make Your Content Marketing Stand Out In The Crowd know and use to one of the trendiest and overused buzzwords. Suddenly every marketer has a blog talking about marketing. Every brand that wants to get more visitor to their website and create awareness is creating link bait posts. So how do you stand out? A quick review of my Feedly account shows that I’m following over 45 different marketing blogs; going to reveals more than 60 blogs that I wasn’t aware of or had the time…
  • Master social media marketing for startups in under 4 hours

    Roy Povarchik
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:24 am
    Social media, if used properly, is one of the best marketing channels and a powerful tool for the customer acquisition. The amount of blog posts written about social media and entire blogs dedicated to the subject can sometimes seem overwhelming, but I promise you, the subject is in fact possible to master.   Instead of writing a 1,500-1,800 word blog post trying to explain the “how to”s of social media I gathered 10 infographics with all the information you need to become an expert on social media.   Social Media in 2014 To really know your way around social media…
  • 3 Secret Content Distribution Techniques Only The Pros Know (part 1)

    Roy Povarchik
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:39 am
    Creating engaging content is a two part job. First, you have to make sure you’re creating the right kind of Great distribution is the key to great engagement content for your target audience, second, you have to make sure it reaches your target audience so they can engage with it.   The distribution part of content marketing is just as important as the creating part when it comes to building your audience. If you’ve ever created a piece of content, worked on it for hours (if not days) just to publish it into the saddening sounds of crickets you know how important it is. Great content…
  • The 3 hacks that got SpringSled 138,790 users in less than 40 days

    Roy Povarchik
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    About two weeks ago I saw a friend’s post on Facebook promoting a new management tool SpringSled logo called “SpringSled”. He posted a link saying – “Honestly I don’t know what this product is, but if you sign up using this link, I will get it for free for 12 months”. He even wrote a blog post about it.  I was intrigued.   If you’ve been following my blog, you already know that i’m a sucker for productivity tools and workflows (I’m actually working on a 12 minute video to help content marketers set up their own content echo-system). So the hook was in. I clicked…
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  • Content Marketing World: 5 Recaps that Got It Right

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Did you miss out on Content Marketing World this year? Orange ya sad you didn’t go? ​Well cheer up, and do your best to be “content” with catching up on all the happenings with this meta-roundup of #CMWorld14. Here Comes […] The post Content Marketing World: 5 Recaps that Got It Right appeared first on Leadtail.
  • What Digital Marketers Were Tweeting About In August [Study]

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Digital marketers are the innovators and trendsetters when it comes to embracing social media. So what were they talking about on Twitter as the summer came to a close? To provide insights into this very question, Leadtail analyzed the Twitter […] The post What Digital Marketers Were Tweeting About In August [Study] appeared first on Leadtail.
  • Should You Use LinkedIn to Build a Network or an Audience?

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:26 pm
    I’m not sure how to use LinkedIn anymore. I’m on LinkedIn all the time as a social marketer, and over the last year or so I’ve noticed some big changes to two basic aspects of how I think about LinkedIn […] The post Should You Use LinkedIn to Build a Network or an Audience? appeared first on Leadtail.
  • What Digital Marketers Are Talking About on Social Media [Study]

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Social media is great for starting and engaging in conversations, or listening in to find out what everyone else is talking about. And while every marketer worth his or her salt is now active on social media, it’s digital marketers […] The post What Digital Marketers Are Talking About on Social Media [Study] appeared first on Leadtail.
  • 5 Steps to Doing Social Media Listening the Right Way

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Have you heard the old adage: “You’ve got two ears and only one mouth”? It means you should listen twice as much as you talk. This is especially true if you want to understand what your target audience really cares […] The post 5 Steps to Doing Social Media Listening the Right Way appeared first on Leadtail.
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  • 7 Factors of Make Your AdSense Account Banned

    Nurdin Budi M.
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    Image credits: theinquirer.netAnd many people complain about their account banned Google. Despite the possibility of a good to a certain extent that their accounts banned because of something they did, perhaps because of the reason that they do not realize they are doing something wrong. Or have been arrested in an attempt to cheat the system.The following are 7 (seven) of the things that make your AdSense account banned:1. Click on your own ads If you do, or are considering doing so as a way to increase your income, cut it out. For starters, if you use the same computer that you will…
  • Fewer Ads, In Just a Few Clicks?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Image credits: www.mediabistro.comYou've probably noticed that Google-started automatically change the number of ads advertising units. If they see that the people most pressing only one advertisement, they are going to remove the others, and leave you with only one reference to earn the highest.Now that sounds like a good idea, and I'm all in favor of what he earns more. It is the second part of the process that bothers me: When I was out the other ads, one ad in Google expands to fill the remaining space that remains.Because it breaks the golden rules of successful Adsense statement…
  • How to Boost Your AdSense Earnings Calculators Adsense?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    How to boost your AdSense earnings calculators Adsense? How can we help to increase? Potential of your AdSense site?To simplify calculations such as the image besides, you can use some web that provides the functionality of the calculator, such as MiniWebTools.AdSense calculators are often very simple things. You perform a number of different values in a number of specific areas and the calculator does the potential benefits of your website. How you can help this process is very simple to keep your AdSense site on the right track.It does this by focusing on the three key fundamental elements…
  • You Can Create Your Own AdSense Ads?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    This is great news, to a certain extent. As far as what you want users to click on ads that look interesting, you cannot be trusted to pick which ads a robot - and you can choose to have ads on your page to pay for each the highest possible amount click to have.But you do not get this choice. You can find a lot of things to improve, from choosing the design of your ad unit to choose the color and font, your AdSense earnings, but the only thing you cannot do is sneak into the database and choose the Google ads. If you can do that no one can ever choose low-paying ads.This does not mean you can…
  • Pay Per Click Affiliate Programs

    Nurdin Budi M.
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:49 am
    Pay per click affiliate program is a program that allows you to sell advertising space on your website, and get paid when people click on the ads on your website to other sites.Google AdSense is a contextual pay most popular affiliate programs with a click, but does not mean only pay option click cent.Some affiliate programs pay per click might want to try is the Yahoo Publisher Network, AdBrite and, BidVertiser or Clicksor. This is an alternative, there are thousands of websites that offer Pay per click affiliate program, but these are some that are experienced in their…
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    Digital Self Marketing Advantage

  • Twitter & the Job Search Breakfast Club

    Denny McCorkle
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Twitter is much more than social networking. First and foremost, it is a personal learning network. This blog post explains how Twitter can be used as a PLN for a better defined personal brand and a more successful job search. I love the smell of Twitter in the morning. The Twitter app on my iPhone […] The post Twitter & the Job Search Breakfast Club appeared first on Digital Self Marketing Advantage.
  • Lazy Content Curators & the Bugaboos of Social Sharing

    Denny McCorkle
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Content curation plays an increasingly important role when using social media for personal branding and job search. However, social sharing behaviors that dominate with link dropping, auto-posting, and copy-posting are the marks of a lazy content curator.  This blog post presents an improved approach for building a more remarkable personal brand identity using social media. […] The post Lazy Content Curators & the Bugaboos of Social Sharing appeared first on Digital Self Marketing Advantage.
  • The Foolhardiness of Mismanaging Your Twitter Streams

    Denny McCorkle
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    Twitter is love.  Twitter is hate. It depends upon whom you ask. Not surprisingly, Twitter continues to grow as new users, new features, and new investors discover its benefits. As a Twitter user since 2009, I have had my share of rejoices, discoveries, frustrations, and learning experiences. For now, the positives of using Twitter do […] The post The Foolhardiness of Mismanaging Your Twitter Streams appeared first on Digital Self Marketing Advantage.
  • A Social Media Enthusiast Walked Into a Bar

    Denny McCorkle
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:46 am
    A social media enthusiastic life can sometimes be overwhelming to others. This story illustrates that social networking should complement, not replace, traditional physical networking for personal branding and job search. The post A Social Media Enthusiast Walked Into a Bar appeared first on Digital Self Marketing Advantage.
  • Click Into the Serendipity of Twitter for a Social Media Refresh

    Denny McCorkle
    14 May 2014 | 4:32 am
    I admit it.  I am a list maker.  To do lists. “Honey do” lists. Blog post lists. I also like to make and use Twitter lists and have previously written about using Twitter lists for personal branding and job search. The Value of Using Twitter Lists. My Twitter lists are of my favorite Twitter people […] The post Click Into the Serendipity of Twitter for a Social Media Refresh appeared first on Digital Self Marketing Advantage.
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    Meshfire : Social Media Management Dashboard

  • Why We Work At Meshfire: A Thank You To Our Customers

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    “It’s not about the people who tell you no, it’s about those people who say yes.” As a startup at Meshfire, we’ve been through many challenges and rejections in our two years as a company. However even on the bad days, there is something that has always fueled our fire since the beginning. I see a spark of that fire every morning when I wake up and I get a note or tweet from one of our customers that says “Thank you.” In this I remember why I do this, why I moved 3000 miles from Florida to Seattle. I remember first getting into social media and not knowing where…
  • Buffer and Meshfire: A Match Made in Social Media Heaven

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Many of you in the social media world, might know of or use the very helpful app Buffer to help you schedule your social media posts. Here at Meshfire we are a proud partner with Buffer and have integrated it into our social media management platform Meshfire. We could tell you all the many reasons why we think Buffer is one of our most helpful integrations with Meshfire, but we will let our customers (firestarters) tell the story! Here’s a awesome video from one of our Firestarters Jeffrey Barnes (@aztecconsulting) on how our integration with Buffer has helped him further get social…
  • Meshfire Monday: Updates on Team Member Invites and More!

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    Today we’ve made some adjustments on how you can invite team members to join your Meshfire missions. Now to invite team members go to the setting icon located on the left side of your Meshfire dashboard. Then you can invite team members and adjust the permissions you want to give them. When you invite a team member, use their personal twitter handle for verification. That way you always know exactly who you’re extending an invitation to. That team member will then get an email confirmation inviting them to join. We have also updated the icons along the left navigation toolbar…
  • Meshfire is a social media blockbuster and cheaper than a movie

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Today is a big day…. We are making Meshfire and social media management more affordable for everyone. We are making it easy for you to have access to social media management: Since day one of starting Meshfire our goal has been that “getting social done” doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. This is why today, we are bringing social back and offering ONE pricing plan. Meshfire is now only $8 a month. Yup, for everything, even our new Metrics and Reporting. And… you can have as many team members as you want. (No per seat charges, ever!) Also… No more account size limitations!
  • Meshfire Updates: Checkmarks and Klout scores and Previews, oh my

    7 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Today, we are happy to report that we have released a big list of Meshfire improvements, including: Verified checkmarks for users that have been verified by Twitter Revamped and improved ‘New Mission’ dialog, with access to all of the Twitter profiles you have added to your Meshfire account Revamped and improved main menu to make it easier to find what you’re looking for A bunch of visual improvements for cards on the task board, including: tweaked layouts, image previews on the back of cards, & reduced card motion when cards change Preview image when composing a tweet…
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    Driftrock Blog

  • New Facebook Custom Audiences Integrations with Driftrock Flow: Mailchimp, Infusionsoft and Hubspot

    Gabi Barbosa
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    You asked for it, and we got your back! We are very happy to announce that we have launched new integrations for our Facebook Custom Audiences management tool, Flow. What does this mean? We created Flow so marketers who use the great product that is Facebook Custom Audiences, like ourselves, would have an easy way to manage said Custom Audiences. Mailchimp, Hubspot and Infusionsoft join and Constant Contact in the list of tools you can now integrate Flow with. Once you link Flow to any of these tools, you are able to automatically sync your customer data, segments, lead lists or…
  • What Twitter's New Ads Interface Means for Your Campaigns

    Gabi Barbosa
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    At last! Yesterday Twitter unveiled an all new ads interface (OK, maybe not ALL new, but a bit different), which takes it a few steps in the direction of Facebook's ads interface, allowing you to create campaign objectives and only pay for the actions that correspond to your objective. Objectives You can create Twitter ad campaigns with the following objectives: Followers - to use when you are looking to grow your Twitter following. Website Clicks or conversions - for when you want to promote a specific product or service, or want to drive more traffic to your website. For conversions,…
  • How to automatically update Facebook Custom Audiences using Constant Contact

    Matt Wheeler
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:09 pm
    If you use Constant Contact, it's likely that it's the heart of all your customer email communication. But that's not the only place your customers hang out. Did you know that the average Facebook user logs in 15 times a day? We are going to show you how automatically sync your Constant Contact lists with Facebook Custom Audiences every 3 hours. This means you can: 1) Target Ads at your existing customers on Facebook to increase conversion (go beyond just email!). 2) Exclude your existing customers from certain Facebook campaigns. 3) Reach new customers who are similar to your…
  • 3 Free Analysis Reports to improve your Facebook ROI today

    Matt Wheeler
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    If we could only give one piece of advice on creating profitable Facebook Ads campaigns it would be "Experimentation". Like all digital marketing channels, Facebook involves testing as many niche audiences with as many ad variations as possible. The faster you can experiment and the more tests you run, the better your performance. Facebook ads have the most comprehensive target options for any digital media channel, so learning what ads are working, and even which audiences are converting within your target groups is essential. For this reason, we’ve designed 3 analysis reports…
  • 5 smart ways travel companies can use the Weather in Social Media campaigns

    Matt Wheeler
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:47 am
    The weather has a commanding effect on the travel industry - It's blamed for delayed flights, canceled trips and changing sales. However, used in the right way, weather-based marketing means more sales, and the chance to get creative with ads. Our new tool Elements, allows marketers to target campaigns based on the weather. For inspiration, here are our top 5 favourite social media campaign ideas based on the weather: 1) Local ads Triggered when sunny locally 2) Escape the country! Triggered when it's been raining for two days. 3) It's sunny in Spain today... Triggered when sunny…
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  • 7 Factors of Make Your AdSense Account Banned

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    Image credits: theinquirer.netAnd many people complain about their account banned Google. Despite the possibility of a good to a certain extent that their accounts banned because of something they... This Blog presents the actual articles that will help you increase your knowledge on things: Monetize, SEO, How-to, Bloggers, Internet, Software, Tech News.
  • Fewer Ads, In Just a Few Clicks?

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Image credits: www.mediabistro.comYou've probably noticed that Google-started automatically change the number of ads advertising units. If they see that the people most pressing only one... This Blog presents the actual articles that will help you increase your knowledge on things: Monetize, SEO, How-to, Bloggers, Internet, Software, Tech News.
  • How to Boost Your AdSense Earnings Calculators Adsense?

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    How to boost your AdSense earnings calculators Adsense? How can we help to increase? Potential of your AdSense site? To simplify calculations such as the image besides, you can use some web that... This Blog presents the actual articles that will help you increase your knowledge on things: Monetize, SEO, How-to, Bloggers, Internet, Software, Tech News.
  • How to Maximize Google AdSense Revenue

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    AdSense is a free service from Google that allows selling advertising space for other people's ads on the website. Advertisements are placed by Google on a website relevant to the content pages and... This Blog presents the actual articles that will help you increase your knowledge on things: Monetize, SEO, How-to, Bloggers, Internet, Software, Tech News.
  • You Can Create Your Own AdSense Ads?

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    This is great news, to a certain extent. As far as what you want users to click on ads that look interesting, you cannot be trusted to pick which ads a robot - and you can choose to have ads on your... This Blog presents the actual articles that will help you increase your knowledge on things: Monetize, SEO, How-to, Bloggers, Internet, Software, Tech News.
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  • Social Media for Restaurants: Easy Restaurant Marketing Ideas From Indulgence Pastry Shop & Cafe

    Glen Kosaka
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    As the co-owner of the Indulgence Pastry Shop & Cafe, Executive Pastry Chef Sean Wojtkowski adds a creative flair not only to his creations but also to his social media activities. Sean manages to mix a daily fare of interesting social posts with highly successful restaurant promotion ideas, including giveaways and campaigns on their social networks. These activities keep fans engaged and provide a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look into the cafe. “As a business owner, our biggest social media challenge is to stay committed! We want to stay on top of new ideas to post to drive awareness.”…
  • 3 Examples of Using Social Media For Tourism Marketing

    Glen Kosaka
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    When you’ve got a steady stream of promotions for events, attractions, and travel specials to manage, you’ve got to be efficient in your social media tactics. Whether you’re a large city’s visitor bureau, a local hiking and biking trail system, or an independent, eclectic movie theatre, you’ve got to keep a steady drum beat of information, specials, and promotions running. When using social media for tourism marketing, it can be quite a challenge to keep your social media networks active and engaged. How to Use Social Media For Tourism Marketing Efficiently Here’s a few examples…
  • 5 Best Social Media Campaigns to Drive Customers Through Your Sales Funnel Stages

    Glen Kosaka
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Ka-ching! We all love the sound of a new customer buying our product. And most likely their purchase was the result of many efforts to move them through your sales funnel stages, whether you did this on purpose or not. So how can you move your prospects through your sales funnel stages using social media? Here are the best social media campaign examples to demonstrate how you can move people from awareness to purchase using social media. There’s even a sixth bonus campaign for customer retention at the end! 5 Best Social Media Campaigns, Plus 1 Bonus! 1Generate Awareness – Get more…
  • The NonProfit Social Media Strategy That Works For Nashville AMA

    Glen Kosaka
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    For Julie McReynolds, Social Media Manager for the Nashville chapter of the American Marketing Association (NAMA), maintaining a steady drumbeat of posts on social media networks can be quite a challenge. At any time, there are many diverse events, announcements, and initiatives going on which all require a marketing campaign to help get the word out about them. For example, their nonprofit social media strategy involves getting the word out about special interest group meetings (SIGs) such as the Healthcare SIG, new member mixers, and new job postings, all of which need some promotion. “As…
  • 5 Best Social Media Tactics to Grow Your Business

    Maureen Lenehan
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    Social media marketing is ever-evolving. Sometimes it can be difficult to keep up to date on the latest trends, but luckily we’re here to help! We’ve narrowed down our 5 most effective social media tactics – check them out below and see how you can make use of them within Rignite. 1Social Media Tactic #1: Monitor and Respond Do you remember that famous scene in Zoolander where Hansel and Derek are desperately trying to locate important files… inside the computer? The answer to this complex question of how to get to the documents is so simple, they thought. Monitoring and…
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