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Using Google AdWords to Test Your Messaging

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I am a communication professional, with a bent toward marketing because of the bottom line results it drives. The blog post discusses how to use Google AdWords to test your messaging before you go to your customers and prospects with it. In 2006, Timothy Ferriss and his publisher were searching for a title for his book about productivity, outsourcing, and mini-retirements.

Google's Third Wave Of Innovation

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If you''re in the marketing profession, you have to be scratching your head at the moves that Google has made over the past little while. It''s hard to reconcile how a company that was founded on a search engine (and then optimizing an advertising platform so efficiently that it drove them to a $350 billion market cap) could be spending its war chest on technology so nascent and future-focused. If Google''s main form of revenue is advertising and licensing software, where will the ads be going on all of these robots and drones? Google''s first wave of innovation.

Google Linking Webmaster Tools And Google Analytics

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» Google Linking Webmaster Tools And Google Analytics There have been several significant improvements made to Google’s Webmaster Tools over this past week. One feature that has been added is the ability to link your Google Analytics data to your Webmaster Tools account. About Us What’s a Maverick? Is your web site optimized for mobile?

Search and Social Lessons from the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference

Webbiquity SMM

Last month’s Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference opened with a blast of presentational energy from Neal Rodriguez. They also advised that marketers set SMART goals, and presented a selection of best practices for advertising on popular social networks: Among other key takeaways from Grant and Katy: • Use the scientific method. Google tests and updates daily.

Blogger: Redirecting

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Yes No Home | Features | About | Buzz | Help | Discuss | Language | Developers | Gear Terms of Service | Privacy | Content Policy | Copyright © 1999 – 2010 GooglePush-Button Publishing You're about to be redirected The blog that used to be here is now at [link] Do you wish to be redirected? This blog is not hosted by Blogger and has not been checked for spam, viruses and other forms of malware.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve.  Increase use of video marketing? Marketing Pilgrim ). 2. 90% of marketers now use social networks in their marketing efforts, but growth has plateaued; the figure was 89% in 2011. 500 firms. ( V3 Integrated Marketing ). But 3.1

Why Google Pushed Me to Build a (Bigger) Link Network

Viper Chill

By 2010, it had become a $40 billion company, with operations in 120 countries around the world, and a market leader in its main business line , which is still communications. Whether or not an idea fits perfectly within Google’s guidelines. GoDaddy Makes Google Their B h (Again). “Secure website” — Google Rank: #1. genuinely believe that.

Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success

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Guest post by  Sean McGinnis. I’ve been a web marketer for a long, long time. Having built my first web site ( DVD Verdict ) in April 1999 and managed one of the larger SEO teams in the country from 2006 to 2009, it’s safe to say I’ve seen many changes in web marketing over time. Google’s Keyword Tool. Google Trends. Google Analytics. Google search.

Google Goes Local With Local Search | Small Business Mavericks

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Google does that automatically for you based on your IP address, or based on your personalized settings if you are a user of Google’s personalized search features. I’m pretty certain, and I’m sure Frank would agree, that Google Places will be the main focus on Google’s local efforts far into the future. About Us What’s a Maverick?


Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Stop your online marketing right now. The problem with marketing today versus marketing in 2006 is volume. There are more social media marketing experts in the world than there may be doctors these days. More and more businesses these days hop on the “omg, I can get start a business and Google/social media will help me right away!”

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

2010 by far was the biggest year yet in the Internet Marketing realm. Here’s how I do it : I read and review hundreds — thousands — of articles yearly, on all Internet Marketing topics from SEO to social media to general entrepreneurship (new for 2010!), Content Development/Marketing. Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Marketing. Affiliate Marketing. Enjoy!

The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases

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Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases by Adam Sherk on June 29, 2010 Unique, one-of-a-kind, best-of-breed…blah, blah, blah. We see this type of marketing speak over and over in press releases and promotional materials. What would you love to see stricken from marketing speak forever?

What's An Internet Marketing Strategy Consist Of? | Small Business.

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Why Quora Is The New Twitter » What’s An Internet Marketing Strategy Consist Of? If you’re new to Internet marketing and you’re not sure what an IM package might consist of, relax. Strategic Internet marketing takes time. Therefore, it’s important to know your market. About Us What’s a Maverick? They’re all different.

Niches, Starfish, and Circles: The Potential of Google+

Spin Sucks

The concept of Google+ Circles is not a revolutionary one. Google+ makes segmentation easier, but do we need it? Everything from obscure music to old TV shows and books can now be found with relative ease, creating new markets for our niche interests. Google+ seems to be a great tool for this. In contrast, segmentation is built into the DNA of Google+.

Marketing Minds: Chris Pinkerton – VP, Enterprise Development, Media & Research @ Mediative

Puzzle Marketer

One of the best ways to evolve as a marketing professional is to generate, collaborate, and nurture ideas among like-minded peers. This post is part of a blog series called “ Marketing Minds ,” where I solicit thoughts and ideas from cutting-edge marketing leaders and post them on Below is an interview with a true marketing thought leader.

Content Farms: Did Google Go Far Enough?

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» Content Farms: Did Google Go Far Enough? Thursday, Google introduced a new algorithm to reduce the rankings of content farms in its search results. The interesting thing here is that the algorithm was introduced just days after a Google Chrome extension allowing users to block content farms from their search results. Indeed, did Google go far enough? The No.

Where Should You Spend Your Marketing Time? | Small Business Mavericks

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» Where Should You Spend Your Marketing Time? Are you making the most use of your time as a marketer? I’d be willing to bet that most online marketers are spending too much time on social media or unproductive channels. But 85% of your traffic is going to come from Google and Bing. Responses to “Where Should You Spend Your Marketing Time?&#

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. B2B Marketing and Social Media. And much more.

Increase Your SEO By Appearing on Google News


Getting on Google News. As Google’s algorithms get ever more efficient at filtering out good content from bad, more and more companies are turning to content marketing and guest posting to increase their Google page rank and appear higher up searches. In the world of content marketing, creating high quality posts is just part of the story. Quality of content.

11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is rapidly advancing in terms of adoption and sophistication, many marketers and business executives still struggle with it. This confusion is partly due to some still-common misconceptions about social media marketing. Social media marketing is really hard. Since social media marketing is labor-intensive, we should offshore it.

Is E-mail Marketing More Effective Than Social Media Marketing?

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» Is E-mail Marketing More Effective Than Social Media Marketing? It seems that e-mail marketing is still one of the most efficient and cost effective channels available to businesses – that’s both online and traditional brick and mortar businesses. 16 Responses to “Is E-mail Marketing More Effective Than Social Media Marketing?&#

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

Marketers, we’re told, need to think like publishers. How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts? How are marketers measuring social media success? 59% are on Twitter, and 43% use a company blog for marketing. ” B2B Marketing Research and Statistics.

Should We Continue To Trust Google? | Small Business Mavericks

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» Should We Continue To Trust Google? I’ve already written about Google’s recent algorithm update that has resulted in many websites losing search rankings while benefiting WikiHow and eHow, both considered content farms by many SEOs and Internet marketers. Google’s algorithm was intended to address content farms and lower their rankings. Really?

How a 3 Month Old Website Received 958373 Visits from Google

Viper Chill

Did you know that 20-25% of Google searches every single day are brand new? 1 in 4 search queries have never been typed in the history of the search engine – every single day. In the third month after launching a new website, I received almost 1,000,000 unique visitors from Google. Or, you can use a tool like Google trends to look at the past and utilise that for the future.

Why More Members, Money, and Ads Don’t Always Mean More Success: A B2B Marketer’s Survival Guide

Webbiquity SMM

There is an old adage that says “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” So the question is–are there things that today’s B2B marketers can learn from history, specifically, the tremendous success of Facebook and the rise, fall and possible resurrection of Myspace? In 2006, Myspace was the most visited U.S. social web site, surpassing Google in site visits.

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When Should An Online Business Begin Marketing?

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Is E-mail Marketing More Effective Than Social Media Marketing? » When Should An Online Business Begin Marketing? How do you define online marketing? When it comes to creating an online presence, that is, building a website, when should you start that marketing process? Responses to “When Should An Online Business Begin Marketing?&#

Small Business Marketing Through iPhone Apps | Small Business.

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Contact Us | Home Site Map | Legal Notices Small Business Mavericks is a part of Melberg Marketing, Inc © 2006 – 2010 Melberg Marketing, Inc., d/b/a/ Small Business Mavericks, Minneapolis, Minnesota Website Design, Development & Promotion Services About Us What’s a Maverick? Everyone is using the cell phone these days to log on, tune in, and plug up. You bet it is.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

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This year, we’re pleased to honor 50 women (below) and 50 men (in an upcoming post on the Blue Focus Marketing Blog ) who are among the top social media connectors and engagers in the technology world, representing technology vendors as well as related venture capital (VC), advisory and analyst firms. ” She was named B2B Magazine’s 2012 Digital Marketer of Year. sacevero.

What’s Your Mobile Marketing Strategy?

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Amidst all the hype with social media, there’s a growing trend that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle: Mobile marketing. Before starting my own company in 2006, I worked for 16 years in the wireless industry for AT&T Wireless and Cingular, so I’ve watched mobile develop over the years with more than a casual passers-by interest. For many reasons, mobile marketing has been slow to grow in the United States. “Mobile marketing in the US has been hindered by relatively slow adoption compared to the rest of the world. Who uses digital coupons?

Copyblogger Brian Clark on Authenticity, Klout and Google+

Geoff Livingston

Founder Brian Clark started the company as a blog in 2006, and has expanded it to become a media company that helps businesses grow through social media and online marketing. Special thanks to Brian for his insights on authenticity, Klout and Google+. This is the antithesis of good marketing, or even simply being a human being that others react favorably to.

Let The Grocer Teach You E-mail Marketing

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» Let The Grocer Teach You E-mail Marketing What can a grocer possibly know about e-mail marketing? And that’s why marketing is important. mail marketing is one strategy for making that happen. One grocer is using e-mail marketing and getting a 55% open rate on its e-mails. That’s clearly the answer of someone who understands e-mail marketing.

Bloggers Flash Back to 2006 and Flash Forward to 2009

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Several 2006 wishes came true. hope you enjoy the 2006 - 2009 comparisons. Elana Centor , Funny Business 2006 If I am going to be completely honest and self-absorbed, the thing that I would like it see more of in 2006 is more traffic at Funny Business. Yvonne DiVita , Lip-sticking 2006 MORE Smart Women Bloggers. Tim Jackson , MASIGuy 2006 More people blogging.

How are my Spiritual Birthday and this Blog related?

Taylor Marek

went to a conference in March of 2006, and there met Ken Pierpont. and Why Google Wave? (1) How to write a Check (1) Real-time Twitter Feed Popular Posts How to write a Check (3541) A Personal Review of Avatar (235) Marketing Fail: iNET Web Case Study (167) #85 Sponsored by GoDaddy: How Fast do you want your money, The Best Advertisement, Intel Quad-core and Plasma TV’s (151) Entrepreneur vs. Employee, Which one are you? April 2, 2009 by Taylor Marek Well, very simple. It was at that conference I first heard about blogging and the power behind it.

New Google Tool

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me New Google Tool February 14, 2009 by Taylor Marek Hey all, I originally wanted to post this early this month, but with my blog crashing and everything, never had a  chance to. Well, Google is working on a tool that will do just that. Take note. :) Filed Under: Blog , General , News , Technology Tagged: Google , M-Labs Comments are closed. Now I can, so here it is. Ever wanted to see if you were getting what you paid for when it came to your ISP?

#96: The Next Step, Dale Beaumont Part 1, and Google Chrome OS

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me #96: The Next Step, Dale Beaumont Part 1, and Google Chrome OS July 27, 2009 by Taylor Marek Interview Special! link] Technology : Google Chrome OS Yup, Google has kicked in another door. Take note. :) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:04 — 30.3MB) Filed Under: Business , Finances , General , News , Podcasts , Technology Tagged: Chrome OS , Dale Beaumont , Google , next step Speak Your Mind Tell us what youre thinking.

3 Ways Facebook Attracts An Older Crowd, How Google+ Can Catch Up


The baby-boomer crowd was never strongly into the internet or technology in general before around 2006. Google+ needs a bigger crowd. If it can keep heading uphill and establish that essential userbase and convert more people from Facebook, this side can easily swing to Google’s favor. Google+ needs to market its casual game availability. Farmville.

My 3 Words For 2017

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I've been doing this exercise ever since Chris first introduced it (I think it was back in 2006?). This quickly evolved into the "social media" speaker, and this (kind of) evolved into the "digital marketing" speaker. The monetization has created giant new media companies (take a look at Facebook , Google , Snapchat , etc.). content marketing. digital marketing. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog. digital marketing speaker. google. marketing. marketing agency. marketing blog. Happy New Year! brand.

Why Article Marketing Will Never Die

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The True Meaning Of Content » Why Article Marketing Will Never Die A couple of days ago I wrote about Google’s recent algorithm change and how it is beating down the article directories. However, I didn’t definitively answer the question about whether article marketing will die. Article marketing has been around for a long time. Not yet.

5 Current Internet Marketing Trends With Staying Power | Small.

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What You Can Learn From Web TV » 5 Current Internet Marketing Trends With Staying Power Trends come and go, but not all trends end up going. Mobile Search – Seriously, mobile phones have hit the market big time. Blog Marketing – Blog marketing came on strong, then it dipped. But it appears that blog marketing is experiencing a surge again. link].

Is Twitter Still A Good Marketing Tool? | Small Business Mavericks

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How Q&A Sites Can Boost Your SEO » Is Twitter Still A Good Marketing Tool? Twitter has posted some impressive numbers about its service and Frank at Marketing Pilgrim has picked up on them, and he’s asking some really pertinent questions. With so much noise on Twitter, is it still a useful marketing tool? About Us What’s a Maverick? Not likely. Many people are.