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    [Blog] Reflections on the Social Customer
    At the time, I'd recently re-read Cluetrain , blogs were not well known, and I had just returned from Dave Winer 's  BloggerCon III , where I had fantastic conversations with Dave, and Doc Searls , and Jay Rosen  and many others I'm still grateful to call friends to this day. Others have taken the term and incorporated it into their own blogs and book titles. Almost seven years ago, in October 2004, I wrote The Social Customer Manifesto. want to know when something is wrong, and what you're going to do to fix it. Unless they have something useful.
    [Blog] Monday Roundup: Meeting Google’s Mobile-Friendly Standards
    How to Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile Friendly. You know how you live on your smartphone? Google does too. And it’s changing up its search algorithm again (here’s the  official statement ), beginning tomorrow. If your site isn’t mobile-friendly, your SEO probably won’t be as high… or may even drop. And you know you don’t want to drop in The Goog! They tell you exactly what you need to do in the guide that we pointed to earlier. But here are a few more resources on becoming, and staying, mobile-friendly. 1.   The Definitive Guide to Mobile SEO.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013
    [Blog] Why I Want a Dumb Phone
    Sign up to receive blog posts by email. I want this phone. It ain’t smart. It’s no Galaxy S4 or HTC One S or iPhone 5. Mobile introduced the 768 this year. It weighs 3.5 ounces. The phone features Bluetooth connectivity, an FM radio, a 2-megapixel camera, and it has 3G for faster texting and picture messaging. I can play music on the phone. I can still email if I want. wouldn’t use the phone for facebooking, tweeting, instagramming, or other social networking — but I’m doing that less and less on my current HTC phone so I’m not worried.
    [Blog] Today's Top Conversation: When Did You First Discover the Internet.
    built my first website and first blog from scratch HTML using Geocities in 98 or 99. Steve is using Posterous to post everything online. Shouldnt you? Steve Rubel owns this site 5,034 subscribers The Steve Rubel Stream 30 Jun 2009 Todays Top Conversation: When Did You First Discover the Internet? Im adding a new semi-regular feature to the stream called "Todays Top Conversation." These will be pulled from Friendfeed via a widget, as described here. Todays topic: When did you discover the Internet and what were your first impressions? How about you? For more see the embedded widget below.
    [Blog] The False Promise of the News Carousel
    This post is in: Blogs , DDNW , News Media , Optimization. Product. About us. Contact us. By Charlie Holbech. comments. DDN Wednesdays; The False Promise of the News Carousel. This week Dennis and I chat about how many publishers use a ‘News’ Carousel on their Homepage and probably over invest in the management of it. From discussions we’ve had with publishers it’s also apparent that many don’t fully appreciate the importance each of the ‘slide’ positions holds and how this declines extremely rapidly. Do you use a news carousel? link]. PRODUCT.
    [Blog] My Auntie's 10 Steps to Social Media Measurement
    Then decide on how social media can help - tweet a daily offer, blogging on ideas, interviews on podcast with offer of trial etc etc. There are two ways to measure illustrated by two of my relatives. one has to weigh every single item of ingredient.let's call her my dear Aunt Scales. one just seems to know how much ingredients goes into a recipe and can't write it down, just says a bit of that, a glug of that.lets call her my mad Auntie Scales. Both are delicious cooks but there again.both have years of experience. Measurement of social media is like that at the moment. Refine. Measure.
    [Blog] ‘Curation,’ and journalists as curators
    By Mindy McAdams HOME BLOG ABOUT Teaching Online Journalism You will see something cool here if you upgrade your Flash player. Notes from the classroom and observations about today's practice of journalism online « What we now know about blogs Keep them coming back (how?) December 4, 2008 at 5:37 am BuzzMachine » Blog Archive » Planning an event on curating news writes: [.] December 4, 2008 at 7:00 am Mindy McAdams writes: @Kevin Sablan – I agree, any successful link blog is an example of good curation. Why am I looking at this one?
    [Blog] Chevy Should Get Loud About the New Corvette Stingray
    The post Chevy Should Get Loud About the New Corvette Stingray appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. When something is as hot as an iconic automotive legend hitting dealerships across America, it often doesn’t need very much additional buzz created for it. Some would say that this is the case for the new Corvette C7 Stingray, just now landing at showrooms. think they’re making a mistake by not blasting this machine out there to everyone in the world. It’s that cool, but you wouldn’t know it if you’re following them on social media.
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015
    [Blog] Should you Buy Retweets? The Pros and Cons
    We’ve been here for years at Devumi creating this blog. The Pros and Cons appeared first on Devumi Blog. Every time you have a decision to make about how you’re going to grow your Twitter account, and your overall presence, is important. You can do things with the best of intentions and come out with both negative or positive results. Carefully weighing your options before you buy retweets is one consideration to put some thought into. Read on to have a fair look at both sides of your buying retweets options. It doesn’t have to be for anything complicated. You look right too.
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015
    [Blog] How to Get More Pinterest Followers Fast
    Try it it like this: Follow the Devumi Blog Pinterest board for my posts right in your Pinterest account! 6. The post How to Get More Pinterest Followers Fast appeared first on Devumi Blog. If you want to get more Pinterest followers fast on your business account, read on for 8 tips that will see your content getting followers, repins, and likes. The bonus out of all of this will be your website receiving more targeted traffic – and we all want that!   How to get more Pinterest followers fast! The most important aspect of Pinterest is content curation.
    [Blog] How to Choose a Social Media Platform for your Business
    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. The post How to Choose a Social Media Platform for your Business appeared first on Devumi Blog. Something that we don’t touch on enough is how to  choose a social media platform for your marketing style. will also be providing examples throughout the article for you to learn from first hand! things to think about as you choose a social media marketing platform.
    [Blog] Digital trends round-up July 2014
    For more information on Instacart and other disruptors shaking up the grocery industry, check out our recent blog post on the topic. Each month we bring you the  FreshMinds  trends round-up – a summary of  innovations , new technologies and the  latest digital trends  to help you navigate today’s fast-paced, tech-enabled world. This month we’re looking at grocery delivery start-up Instacart, Caixabank’s wearable technology payments programme, Amazon’s first smartphone and Santander’s new partnership with Funding Circle.
  • ENGAGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
    [Blog] 7 Steps to Dealing with Information Overload
    There are too many links to click, blogs to subscribe to, Tweets to Retweet, books to read, and oh yeah, work to do. B e honest: How many tabs do you have open in your browser right now? And And how many times will you stop to check your email, IMs or Twitter while reading this post? So how do we do it all? How do we keep up? We don’t. We We can’t. We We won’t. So what should we do? Focus. Easier said than done, of course. How do we know what to focus on? And some of it was very good. Their advice? 1. Be picky. Go ahead, be a snob. Which is why he’s redrawing.
    [Blog] Brands in Action: Raising a family of brands « Wisdom London
    Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Blog at Wisdom London Creative Communications is our world… « Brand thoughts: Google the chameleon Brands in Action: The Big, Bad Re-brand » Brands in Action: Raising a family of brands We know what’s important when creating a brand, but what about when you have a whole stable of brands representing independent, yet complementary offers? Creating a brand proposition which brings a family of brands together in a meaningful and logical way is no mean feat, but we caught up with someone who’s done it well.
    [Blog] Using Social Media Monitoring to Improve Your Search Engine.
    Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « 7 Important Steps to Great Business Communication Spacebook and Danceroulette Music Video » Using Social Media Monitoring to Improve Your Search Engine Marketing Relevance Posted by admin Aug 27th, 2010 Tweet Written by J-P De Clerck , who is an experienced content, conversion and social media consultant. Social media monitoring can help you link to the most popular sites and blogs that have the highest amount of influence. Like Mindjumpers, he is associated with Social Marketing Forum.
    [Blog] Why Mobile Marketing is Essential for Your Small Business - Jeff.
      With that completed, I wanted to make sure I was not forgetting anything significant so I decided to stroll through my last 30 - 40 blog posts.   With that completed, I wanted to make sure I was not forgetting anything significant so I decided to stroll through my last 30 - 40 blog posts. Until tomorrow, Jeff  Tweet Subscribe in a reader See how were connected Start Blogging Today! Freshman Student on What Does Your Blog Writing Style Say About You? Mobile devices are ideal for capitalizing on your small business capabilities.  Pretty slick!
    [Blog] Scheduling Your Feedburner Delivery
    Related Posts Seven Questions to Reflect On In the New Year How to Motivate Employees without Money Level 5 Leaders Need Level 5 Employees Create a Business Blogging Strategy While You’re On Vacation Have something to add? Fink August 4th, 2010 at 6:28 pm Gini — thanks for taking another one of my questions as part of your video blog. Yes, I do read most of my blog subscriptions at night, that’s when I can focus on them. The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. Leave a comment!
  • FEVER BEE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
    [Blog] How To Optimize An Online Community Platform
    Remove blogging. This isn’t true for every site but many would benefit from removing the blogging feature for members (groups too). Optimizing the platform (the user experience) is part of the community manager's role which tends to get overlooked. Once it's developed, most people leave it.    It should be an ongoing process. The goal is to increase the number of interactions which take place in the platform. This is a process which can be continually refined.  Refine the most used features. Refine the most used features. Keep a high social density. 
    [Blog] Social media strategists to watch in 2010
    So this is my public word of thanks to those who read this blog, follow me on twitter and elsewhere, send me emails asking for advice and insight, challenge my thoughts and share my work with their peers. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry. StatCounter Blog Stats 66,103 hits Recent Readers View Entire Community Provided by MyBlogLog Pages About Angela Book Reviews Who is @Communitygirl? Blog at
  • ENGAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Blog] 11 Best Practices for Social Journalists
    Blogs. Social journalism is a fairly new term. It hasn’t even made it to the Oxford dictionary yet—unlike “twerk” and “selfie”—but then again we don’t have Miley backing us up. While the term is new, the concept is not. Social journalists (SoJos) are classic journalists with a very important twist—they use the tools of our evolving digital world to connect with and reach their audiences. Social journalists produce content with four key characteristics. This content is: Timely. Useful. Relevant. Social. But if you coin yourself a SoJo, you know this role goes beyond content creation.
    [Blog] The Distraction Of Twitter
    Some will take this Blog post as an indictment on Twitter. So too does my writing (this Blog, my newspaper and magazine columns, my future books), speaking and Podcasting. It's going to come to a head at some point soon. We're all going to realize that Twitter is the ultimate distraction. The problem with saying that Twitter is a distraction comes at a cost. realize that watching most prime time television is a waste of time and there are many other activities that us human beings engage in that don't really add much value to our own lives and the lives of people around us. tweet.
    [Blog] Personal Branding Preys on Self Esteem Needs
    Cross posted on The BrandBuilder Blog. Personal branding remains a popular individual career and online promotion strategy (as evidenced by the top of the Blog Tree by Eloqua and Jess3 ) in spite of significant criticism from the marketing profession as well as many employers. For a variety of reasons already stated in other blog posts , personal brands provide employers dangers , and offer individuals band-aid solutions for deep problems. A point/counterpoint post by Geoff Livingston and Olivier Blanchard , respectively. Mood and worth follow action! by Olivier.
    [Blog] A Scientific Approach to Writing Page Titles
    We all know how important page titles are for SEO and just the general success of our blogs and websites, don’t we? By the very nature of blogging you will be writing more posts soon, so there really isn’t any need to cram in more than one key phrase. Also, make sure your phrase makes sense for a blog. better phrase might be “how to buy an electric shower”—that’s a much better fit for a blog. Hopefully at least a few of the results will be blog posts. Is this a sign that Google doesn’t think a blog is the right sort of site for this phrase?
    [Blog] 7 Tips for a Rocking Social Media Strategy
    Your editorial calendar should be much more than a list of dates, blog title ideas, and keywords. An estimated 88% of brands today are using social media for marketing. If you’re not on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or other major platforms, you risk getting left behind. However, the truth is, it’s getting much harder to stand out. How can your organization differentiate, and build relationships on noisy platforms? Whether you’re just starting out or trying to hack your low engagement or small fan base, we’ve compiled a highly tactical guide to building (or improving!) Define Your Goals.
    [Blog] NamesCon 2014: SEO, Search, New TLDs and Audience
    The places that you blog for should want you to set up your Google Authorship. You can use social media by finding people who have a lot of authority to blog and post an article on your site. You can visit those sites and figure out, if they are blogs, you can get their attention. At the NamesCon conference here in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jason Hennessey from Everspark Interactive and Ruth Burr from talk about SEO, search, and the new gTLDs. Adam Dicker is moderating the panel. Ruth: Google look at social media activity as a legit business. It’s a quality signal.
    [Blog] Twitter, Hope, Aspiration, Ambition and Future
    Another interesting development taking place, and definitely one to watch is which is an open-source micro-blogging site, but more importantly, an alternative to Twitter. The Role of Twitter And Blogs In Lead Generation For Small And Medium Businesses. Twitter’s new CEO Dick Costolo is working on a self-service ad tool, which will allow smaller businesses to advertise on the site on a smaller scale, letting them take advantage of targeting different possibilities such as location and through location based services. Twitter’s Current Trends. The Upcoming Trends.
    [Blog] Marketers embracing the world of wearable tech
    Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed the rise of wearable tech on the blog, in particular the Apple Watch. There’s a new way for marketers to understand more about reactions to campaigns – and the answer is on the wrist. UK-based Studio XO has created the XOX Sensory Wristband to provide real-time data on the way adverts are received. The wristbands measure biometrics such as heartbeat, breathing and body temperature. Global retail revenue from smart wearable devices is estimated to reach over $13bn by 2016 and over $52bn by 2019, according to Juniper.
    [Blog] 8 Do’s and Don’ts When Emailing a Company Newsletter
    Social media and blogging may be popular, but email is still one of the most powerful ways to keep and retain a loyal audience and customer base. good basic format to follow might be: Hey [Friend’s Name], As you may know, I’m [a small business owner, starting a new blog, working for XYZ Company, etc.]. I/we send out a monthly email newsletter full of [industry tips, recipes, deals, etc.], and it seems like the kind of thing you might be interested in. real address makes you seem like a legitimate blog or business, lowering subscribers’ natural mistrust of you.
    [Blog] Radian6 Insights Platform Insight
    One of the topic profiles I set up in my Influencer Account at Radian6 is for my own blog,; it had a tie in with Google Analytics Integration as well as topics gleamed from Google Webmastertools, Google Analytics Keyword Referrals and what I know about my own activities at conferences and upcoming book.   I first had to decide how much conversation to filter out (as my initial profile keywords used the keywords that drove traffic to my site, but may have also included conversations that had nothing to do with me). And how good is the gender determination?
    [Blog] Social Media Management Blues
    December is a busy time for everyone, so I hope you’ll all forgive me for repurposing a post from my blog this month. Ok, maybe “rant&# is a better description than “post&# …but after I ran it on my blog I got a lot of feedback indicating that I’m not the only one who feels this way so at least it’s a rant that many can relate to. I’m at the ASAE Technology Conference. LOTS of sessions about social media, of course…by now we association people should have this whole social media thing down pat, right? Not so fast. Her point?
    [Blog] Can Social Media be Effectively Outsourced? - Jeff Korhan
    Jeff Korhan - New Media and Small Business Marketing Home About Me Working With Me Speaking Favorites Trends Subscribe « How to Start a Blog | Main | Social Media and Small Business Marketing to Older Adults » August 26, 2010 Can Social Media be Effectively Outsourced? BTW, as I mentioned in yesterday's post , I tend to blog about what is going on in my life right now. BTW, as I mentioned in yesterday's post , I tend to blog about what is going on in my life right now. Freshman Student on What Does Your Blog Writing Style Say About You?
    [Blog] Pedal-powered Storytelling
    know I’ve already found a few blogs from Rapha’s Festive 500 I wouldn’t mind reaching out to in future. I was catching up on emails recently when a message caught my eye from one of my favorite brands: Rapha. As a bike geek and cycling lover, I love Rapha’s comfortable and beautifully designed cycling wear, and admire its use of content (particularly video ) to tell its story. Over the holiday season, Rapha challenged its community to complete the Festive 500 – burning off those Christmas calories by getting outside and cycling 500km across one week. Quality, not quantity. Balance.
    [Blog] Like, Comment, or Share This
    Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. For every item posted on Facebook, there are three choices for you to do: like, comment, or share. I am creating a social experiment and starting a new Facebook page called Like, Comment, or Share This. It will be a stream of unfiltered things I discover online. Curious? Click here and be a fan. You will see articles, videos, songs, anything that I think you might be inspired to like, comment, or share. Thanks for reading. Related Stories Your Socks Should Match Your Trousers Social Networking In Your Face 3 Decembers of Twitter Data.
  • SOSHABLE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009
    [Blog] Still think social media is a fad?
    Read more on this social media blog. Blast. So, you’re not sold. You still believe that sites like Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace are passing fads that will fall to oblivion by 2010.  While I do believe that some sites will come and go, grow and dissolve, there is zero doubt that social media as a whole will continue to grow to the point that it encompasses most of our daily interactions. It is ever-becoming a more important part of our lives. This video below puts it all into perspective. Thanks to @murnahan for showing it to me and @equalman for making it. Great stuff. * * *.
    [Blog] Welcome to the Fifth Estate Available for Pre-Order
    This introduction offers the experienced journalist’s view of an ever changing media landscape that has moved from blogs to group texting on mobile phones. Welcome to the Fifth Estate is now available for pre-order with a release date of May 11! Special thanks to Mashable Editor In Chief Adam Ostrow for writing the forward to Welcome to the Fifth Estate. You must be thinking, yet another social media book… And from a guy who wrote one of the first social media books, Now Is Gone ? Really? This book won’t pretend to be something it is not. That is a guarantee.
    [Blog] The 5 Foundations of Social Media Success that No One Talks About
    Just as building your blog business is a marathon, not a sprint, so is your path to social media success. If you’re blogging about your passion, this will come naturally. 5. Now before you get all Rock Star on me, I mean the people who comment on your blog and your Facebook page, retweet your posts and always open your emails. Clare Lancaster offers blog reviews to help improve the business performance of your blog. Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips. This guest post is by Clare Lancaster, of The rave, by leocub. Position yourself.
    [Blog] A reading list for aspiring knowledge workers. Future Tense:
    Weblog columns [select a blog]. Corante Blog]. About this blog. BNET Blogs - HRs Brand New Experience. The HR Blog. Dynamist Blog. Lessig Blog. Blog of Collective Intelligence. Dont Miss The AppGap , a blog on the future of the office and small business. Text Size: this blog. › Online News Blog : Internet News for Internet Business. About Us | RSS | Advertise | Contact Us. Home > Weblog Columns > Future Tense. BETWEEN LAWYERS: technology + culture + law. BRAIN WAVES: neurons, bits & genes. CONTRIBUTORS.
    [Blog] Subscribe to “Optimal Play”, The First Social Business Newsletter for Decision Makers and Executives
    The top blog posts every month from Social Business Adviser will be showcased and linked to, meaning you can get the digest of the most popular social business topics every month. think there are a few things which make our newsletter unique and hence reasons why you should subscribe: Going to be focused on addressing issues that we are hearing from decision makers and executives at organizations. We will cover relevant industry news, updates, and events. We will be adapting the newsletter and the content based on the feedback that readers give us. The newsletter is 100% free.
    [Blog] Parsing Social Media Networks in Two Dimensions
    The In Context Blog. The Premium Content [link] for 7 August is all about how I have been using various Social Networks & how you can analyze your own use. Changes are  coming. I am going to do an experiment with editing my audiences in Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter, the point being that not all content is appropriate for each of those audiences. If we become disconnected here it is likely that we remain connected on a different platform. encourage you to take a look at what is on each “channel” and decide for yourself what is going to be most appropriate. link].
    [Blog] 2011 Survey
    My intention for this blog is for it to be a channel for helping people learn about improving their Productivity skills and practices in order to have a better life. In order to better serve this audience and community I would like to ask that you take a few minutes to complete a short survey. have a lot of ideas and areas of focus that I would love to address, but I need your help in orienting ourselves in the right direction. Business Development and Personal Development go hand-in-hand and I want to make sure that I am offering the best return on the time that you invest here.
    [Blog] Housekeeping Note : : …words
    Archives Select Month September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 Recommendation The Authority Blogger course is an invaluable way to learn more about blogging for your business, whether you are a Fortune 500 company, a small business, or an entrepreneur. Have a great day! What is this RSS? Tired.
    [Blog] 5 Ways to Develop a Unique Selling Proposition
    In lieu of trying to be the best in a sea of other customer service blogs, why not try to be  different  by offering up content that you won’t find elsewhere? With thousands of business owners, marketers, and social media mavens reading the Convince & Convert blog, my curiosity has gotten the best of me— I want to hear what your business does differently! Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared on the Help Scout blog. Get more insightful customer data from our  free e-book  or visit the Help Scout blog. Is this crazy or tactical? Absolutely!
    [Blog] Facebook Ads: Do They Work?
    The Facebook Page for my personal blog is certainly popular enough, but what would I really offer? There are many ways to market your business website. You can do so through paid search, print ads or outdoor advertising, just to name a few. Broadcasting you business name, products, services or brand has never been easier. just didn’t have many clients willing to play along. A few weeks ago though, I received a free Facebook advertising opportunity after my Page reached a certain number of “Likes.” ” At first I too was stumped. What did I get you ask? A lot! The
    [Blog] Leak Corporate Data, Get Caught, Get Fired.
    So the full-on e-mailing of an internal memo to a blog was a big breach indeed. Since Jobs' return, official leaks have practically been extinguished, and violating blogs and anonymous commenters have been sued. Access to key people is a major reason why some blogs get traction and others don't. After an "anonymous loyal reader" tipped Business Insider on Tuesday to an internal memo from Google saying the company was rewarding employees with both a cash bonus and a raise, news broke Wednesday that the leaker, a Google employee, had been tracked down within hours, and fired.
    [Blog] Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Intuit, Part Three: Cultural and.
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Intuit, Part Three: Cultural and Organizational Shifts View Comments July 15th, 2010 This is part three in a multi-part series on how Intuit is implementing Enterprise 2.0 blog comments powered by Disqus Connect with me Subscribe to Social Media RSS RSS About Jacob Email Me Jacob Morgan is the Principal of Chess Media Group , a social business consultancy that works with medium and enterprise companies on developing Enterprise 2.0, successful.
    [Blog] From MAGNET: Out of Your Mind and Into Your Hands With Rapid Prototyping
    This post originally appeared on MAGNET’s  Manufacturing Success blog and is reposted with permission. Out of Your Mind and in to Your Hands With Rapid Prototyping. Rapid prototyping technology machines print physical models from virtual designs. These machines layer materials in to super tiny layers-anywhere from about.0006 –.01 inches thick! The benefit to this type of fabrication is that it’s inexpensive for producing small quantities of a model- typically for testing the fit, form, and function. ”You These rapid prototyping machines make that possible.”.
    [Blog] Facebook Ads – Some Thumbs Up, Some Down
    Facebook Ads – Some Thumbs Up, Some Down originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Facebook Ads – Some Thumbs Up, Some Down appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. Orginally Facebook promoted their advertising platform as having an algorithm that translated likes into real ad preferences, giving the advertiser the option of laser-targeting marketing campaigns. Facebook also offers  retargeting , as well as  custom audiences (demographic and interest-based profiling).
    [Blog] Twitter Manager Tools – Compare!
    originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. When it comes to managing your Twitter account, there is a plethora of offerings, some free, some not. And because everyone has an opinion, here is a collection of  lists for Twitter manager, Twitter client, and Twitter management tools. Underneath are each “best of” list author preambles… 66 Twitter Tools You Should Know About  (2013). 2013 Best Twitter Client Comparisons and Reviews.
  • JUGNOO  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013
    [Blog] PinLeague Serves Up Great Pinterest Data
    PinLeague Serves Up Great Pinterest Data originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post PinLeague Serves Up Great Pinterest Data appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. Pinterest Web Analytics are only available to companies with a verified web site, and they aren’t very comprehensive. PinLeague has shown up to fill in the gaps. Pinterest has 70 million users who vote for brands, products, and other online content. As we dug in deeper, we began to see rapid success on Pinterest.
  • JUGNOO  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Blog] Kill Social Media Content Clutter with This Secret Weapon
    Kill Social Media Content Clutter with This Secret Weapon originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Kill Social Media Content Clutter with This Secret Weapon appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. Along with all the updates, retweets, self promotion, and other social media content clutter, it’s always nice to find a good story. good story educates, draws you in, is shareable, and most of all, resonates emotionally. The average person has a 5% recall. Manage the Process.
  • JUGNOO  |  FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013
    [Blog] ‘Get Real’ with Social Media Management
    ‘Get Real’ with Social Media Management originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post ‘Get Real’ with Social Media Management appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. Get real. Authentic customer service works when it comes to social media management. We’ve all seen social media go disastrously awry. Tweet posted from the wrong account. manager’s rant filmed and uploaded to YouTube. simple mistake or typo that altered the entire context of a comment. Don’t. Be sincere.
    [Blog] Moving Forward From My "Mormon Moment"
    For varying reasons including a family of 8, I felt I could accomplish more in this role, and could still on the side keep the efforts I have with SocialToo , this blog , my books, and my training courses on Pluralsight. As some of you may be aware, I have spent the last, almost 3 years, helping to grow Social Media in what some have perceived as very much a pioneering role for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My, thanks to the work of many, have we accomplished a lot since then! In many ways, in a time that pre-dates Romney's run for President, the Church was too.
    [Blog] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, An Interview & Gift Wrap Inspiration
    Blogging / Writing. The Blog World eBook – for those who missed Blog World Expo, check out this free ebook on one awesome blogger’s experiences. ways to get traffic to your blog via LinkedIn Answers – great tips for bloggers on LinkedIn. List your blogging related jobs – a new job board for bloggers to list and find opportunities. WordPress plugins for a more user friendly blog plugins for search, print, broken links, breadcrumbs, comments, and site speed. Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup and Blog Post Ideas.
    [Blog] The Digital Marketing Streams Of 2013
    Examples of content can be blog articles, infographics, tools, videos etc. Over the past couple years there’s been a huge increase in the amount of buzz surrounding certain types digital marketing. Companies are spending more money now on key digital marketing streams than ever before and it’s clear that this is only the beginning. 3 of those key components are as follows. Social Media Marketing. As a business owner, social media allows you to connect with your customers on a much more personal level as the primary purpose for social media is for friends and family. Mobile Marketing.
    [Blog] Groupon Responds to Super Bowl Ad Complaints
    Groupon CEO Andrew Mason responded to the backlash on Twitter and Facebook about Groupon’s  &# Tibet&# Super Bowl ad via the Groupon Blog: viewer named Vinod posted on the Groupon blog in response to Mason’s explaination: I know what you were trying to convey, but you had 2 problems. xwgYqIZUtZ0. We take the causes we highlighted extremely seriously – that’s why we created this campaign in partnership with many hallmark community organizations, for whom we’re raising money at Facebook removed the campaign in 2009.
    [Blog] Relaxing in Conwy, eating healthier & preparing for #100daysnospend
    By this weekend, I was itching to get out and do something nice…so with a rare free weekend we grabbed the chance to make an impromptu trip to a hotel I’ve been meaning to visit for a while – The Quay Hotel & Spa in Conwy (North Wales). I’ll post a full blog post about this shortly. Hello 2015! Hope you all had a good New Year? We had a very relaxed one with friends, including delicious food from Happen Upon (mainly because we were all a little hungover and tired from a birthday meal the night before!…worth It was a fab weekend  . Preparing. Eating.
    [Blog] Christmas Parties Galore!
    She is one of those bloggers that I look at and think “oh wow…you’re pretty much perfect”…she’s very well ‘put together’ and has a great blog. This week I’ve been having lots of fun with Christmas get-togethers and parties. We (well, my husband) cooked for friends… @jamesdowsingreynolds making Crepe Suzette. video posted by Ally Dowsing-Reynolds (@digital__diva) on Dec 12, 2014 at 3:45pm PST. Our friend Liz threw a fab Christmas party called Sing For Your Supper. Just got to wait for them to heal over the next few weeks now.
    [Blog] Getting Real Followers Rather than Other Marketers
    It would have been very easy to fall into the trap of endless marketing messages and links back to the blog. will use them and post your Information on my Blog. Im also using my blog name as my twitter user name too. January 20, 2010 Norma Joy @womanbehappier I just got started on Twitter with my new blog. I was wondering how to start finding followers who were actual people who would be interested in reading what I write about, instead of companies who only want to sell me something. It reminded me of a room full of salesmen trying to sell each other cars. Thanks.
    [Blog] Stop Shopping
    Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. I know this will sound like blasphemy to people who enjoy shopping — but let’s face the facts: the gifts you give your family and friends are things you think they want but are most likely things they do not need. Thus the question to ask yourself is why give something your recipient does not need? Even gift cards are bad because you assume the person wants something from that store. You have four choices if you must give a gift: 1. Give cash. Let the person buy what s/he needs. 2. Donate. Do nothing. Thanks for reading. Media
    [Blog] Why Link Building Is Still Important
    In the last couple of years you’ve likely heard a lot about link building, guest blogging, and Google algorithms. A lot of it is true, but a lot of it is based on false information. By the way, “articles” refers to blog posts too. Some people are saying link building is dead – or close to it. Nothing can be further from the truth. While Google has changed the way it ranks web pages, and that includes the value it places on links, link building is far from dead. And since links are important, link building is important. That needs to come to an end.
    [Blog] Celebrating two years of business
    Tomorrow it will be two years to the day since TheWayoftheWeb became a business as well as a blog. It’s slightly surreal to think how fast that time has gone. Despite the fact I seem to have a habit of projects coinciding with family events which should help me remember anniversaries, it was only in a conversation on Monday that I realised 24 months has passed. Naming every single one of them would probably turn this into the longest article ever written, but I really and truly value the input of everyone. How did I get here? What did I learn? Especially at tax time. Buffer.
    [Blog] The Perfect Brand Example for Your Social Media
    What are we going to blog about? Business is about being an example; an example of how the world can be. Leadership is about leading by example. Customer service is about serving by example. Marketing is about giving examples. Sales is about delivering against those examples. Social media marketing is about BEING that example. Often people say they are confused about how they should be on social media. What if you saw it as an example of who you are? What if you saw it as giving examples of how wonderful your customer’s life could be? Social Media
    [Blog] How to Plan an Editorial Calendar: Webinar
    Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Wondering what is the best way of setting up an editorial calendar? Itching to know what kind of posts work well, and what you should have more of? In this webinar (available in full on ), you’ll see how Darren and the managing editors for both Digital Photography School and (that’s me!) prioritise content, work out what topics are the most useful and the most popular, plan ahead, and keep their sites fresh and interesting. You don’t want to miss it! How to Plan an Editorial Calendar: Webinar.
    [Blog] How a Cardboard Box Pays Tribute to 9/11
    Visit the blog archive to read more articles on new and emerging media. Six days after my 26th birthday, and precisely 10 years ago tomorrow, Mom awoke me at 8:49 a.m. and suggested I turn on the TV. She said an airplane crashed into the World Trade Center. My ears perked. turned down the prospect of sleeping to watch CNN. I don’t need to tell you my eyes were glued to that TV the rest of the morning. channel surfed to gain different camera angles and unedited commentaries. I was addicted. Las Vegas, Phoenix, Sacramento, Boston. People bought American flags and patriotism ran amok.
    [Blog] How To Make Most of Business Trends in 2013
    Trends in business for 2013 are now becoming the default blog post within my RSS feeds. trend becomes an opportunity when it is turned from something you blog about to something that you live by. E = EXTEND -   Can you explore a new concept to your portfolio to embrace the trend? S = STRATEGY  - How can you embrace the trend in the way you do business- including your social marketing and your social business model? T = TRIAL - Can you add a new product or experience as an extension to what you do as a business. The question that I would ask is this. Related articles.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [Blog] Why Content Matters
    It’s do we do mobile, do we do digital, do we do blogs, or traditional magazines. This interview, conducted and written by TMG Managing Editor Corey Murray, marks the first in an occasional series with the custom content industry’s best and brightest. Lori Rosen, Executive Director of the Custom Content Council L ori Rosen is executive director of the Custom Content Council (CCC), a membership organization representing nearly 90 publishers of custom print and online media. Rosen and several members of her organization are fresh from the CCC’s annual meeting in Charleston, S.C., How so?
    [Blog] Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective
    Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on eLearning Trends. Mostly, this is just trying to stay abreast of what is going on. I do this normally by skimming lots of magazines, newsgroups and blogs. When appropriate, instead of blog or tree, use blogs and trees. As Ive shifted towards reading a more diverse set of resources (primarily blogs and discussion groups), Ive come to realize that I get more relevant diverse and deeper information from these sources. Any new blog that hasnt produced anything of use in a month is going to get the boot from me. eLearning 2.0.
    [Blog] YouTube: An Excellent Way to Reach the Professional Tradesman
    Leverage other social media platforms - Blog about it, Tweet it, post it on Facebook and submit it to StumbleUpon. Are you looking for ways to get in front of tradesmen? If you’re a manufacturer and don’t have anything on YouTube, you’re missing a great opportunity. What better way to show a customer or prospect how to use your product, highlight features and benefits or even have a customer testimonial. Next to Google (who by the way owns YouTube), YouTube is the highest searched. hour of video is uploaded every second – that’s 60 hours a minute! Educate the customer.
    [Blog] To Trade or Not to Trade: Five Tips for Business Bartering | Spin.
    When not busy working or writing for her own blog , she enjoys running marathons with the Georgia Chapter of Team in Training, consuming massive quantities of cheese dip, and virtually celebrating wine:thirty with the Arment Dietrich team. And I think you make a good point–it’s good to know your policy, barter or no barter and why and how. I’m actually not a fan of it these days (that’s blog post part two, I guess), but there was a time when it worked for me. The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
    [Blog] The Gender Gap
    Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Facebook gives you a choice of 58 genders to associate your profile. I’m a male — but I could just as easily choose to be agender (someone with no gender or a neutral gender), bigender (someone who is male and female at different times), pangender (someone who is male and female with a third fluid), transgender (someone whose current gender is different today than at birth), or something else. That’s just gender. You can look it up. studied sociology as an undergraduate when there were only two genders in my books.
    [Blog] 17 Most Suggested Tools and Accounts for Small Business
    It’s now the standard and market leader in building web sites (with or without blogs). LinkedIn – Potential keeps rising, newest add-ons are spotlighting a particular portion of your company and  full blog-like writing component for profiles. Many small business owners work from wherever they are sitting or standing at any given moment. Recently, we shared our 29.5 Most Suggested Mobile Apps to Small Business Owners  for those in constant motion. The The tools and accounts shared here are for those stationary works areas – the desktops at home and work.
    [Blog] Twitter Revamps Twitter Tales and Launches Twitter Stories
    As Twitter quotes in its official blog, each story reminds us of the humanity behind Tweets and how they help make the world smaller. Tweet Twitter released a collection of stories called Twitter Stories, which showed users how to best use Twitter. Today, the first set of stories was released. Twitter stories can be accessed at How can you share your story? It is possible to submit your story by mentioning @ twitterstories or by using the hashtag #twitterstories. Each month, Twitter will provide a selection of profiles to share. Are brands a part of Twitter Stories?
    [Blog] Video Interview: The Posterous Team on their Vision, Strategy and.
    Im sending everybody I can to Posterous -- especially the lower-tech folks that would never try traditional blogging. Steve is using Posterous to post everything online. Shouldnt you? Steve Rubel owns this site 5,034 subscribers The Steve Rubel Stream 8 Jul 2009 Video Interview: The Posterous Team on their Vision, Strategy and Growth via In this video I talk to co-founders Sachin Agarwal and Garry Tan about the vision, strategy and growth of Posterous (traffic is up 20-50% every month). We also discuss lifestreaming and some forthcoming news: an iPhone app and theming.
    [Blog] Things @Tom_Peters and others will TEACH you on TWITTER – NEW BOOK #FriedTwitterTales #socbiz
    highly encourage you to read the whole thing, but a quick summary can be found on his blog. Recently, our friend and colleague Tim Fargo (@ alphabetsuccess ) released an exciting e-book titled Fried Twitter Tales. The collection, which is available for free download here , compiles the experiences of various business professionals as they learned to navigate Twitter over the past several years. It’s a fascinating look at how a platform with such a simple premise—140-character tweets—can facilitate such a wide variety of experiences and exchanges. FOR EWORD by David C.
    [Blog] Keeping Up With Social Media - Jeff Korhan
    Jeff Korhan - New Media and Small Business Marketing Home About Me Working With Me Speaking Favorites Trends Subscribe « Blogging Wet | Main | How Facebook is Humanizing Search » October 13, 2010 Keeping Up With Social Media The pace of social media is exhilarating for those of us that thrive on constant change.   The top social media and technology blogs have dozens of team members that cover social media.  In response to one question, I responded that I sift through approximated 350 blog posts every day - and read about 50 of them.
    [Blog] The War Against Hopelessness, Lost. Today.
    Ordinarily, I’d “save&# this kind of post for my personal blog. But not today. Today, we lost a man to suicide, and his name is Trey Pennington. His loss is painful, indeed. In fact, it’s angering. It feels hopeless and impossible and like so many things, we wish it could have been prevented had we just seen it. But depression is a wily beast. It is not obvious. It is not kind, nor is it bold. It is not friendly, or social, or like to make itself known in our most intimate circles. Trey, I grieve for you. For your family. The balance is indeed amiss. It wants to win.
    [Blog] Who are the Best Social Media Researchers?
    He commented on a recent blog post here, but I thought his question was worthy on its own. could share the blogs of people like Forrester Research analyst Augie Ray , Beeline Labs co-founder Francois Gossieaux , Harvard Business School professor Andrew McAfee , Microsoft researcher danah boyd , digital marketer John Cass , and Radian6 community manager Amber Naslund — but to say they are the top researchers is subjective at best. I share with you a question asked by Peter, studying for a Master in Business Studies at the University of Ulster in Belfast, Ireland. He agreed.
    [Blog] Why You Need to Care About Tomorrow
    The business world owes technology a lot of thanks, for that industry is responsible for invaluable inventions like podcasts, blogs, vlogs, and webinars. When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. It’s an issue that must be asked in a culture and society where technology is seemingly on the verge of supplanting the human race. Given the major technological milestones of the last decade people are wondering: What’s next? And what are the social implications? Business implications? Is this new technology being made affordable for all?
    [Blog] Lessons in Community Marketing From the Ice Cream Truck
    The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry. StatCounter Blog Stats 66,103 hits Recent Readers View Entire Community Provided by MyBlogLog Pages About Angela Book Reviews Who is @Communitygirl? Blog at probably knew it a full 20 seconds before they did though, because I have 28 and 33 years more experience with the ice cream truck and it’s marketing tactics than they do. My ears were trained long ago.
    [Blog] Essay: The Power of Pull - The Steve Rubel Stream
    Hey, maybe thats a topic for my own blog entitled: "How to write for searchers. " THX Sep 09, 2009 Steve Rubel said. The Steve Rubel Stream Edit Delete Autopost 9 Sep 2009 Essay: The Power of Pull Photo credit: iirraa on Flickr The following is also my column in this weeks Advertising Age. For more than 100 years, marketing has largely operated as a push paradigm. We create messages and funnel them through the media to reach stakeholders. Push remains viable. That, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer , is when consumers will trust what we have to say. thats a great picture!
    [Blog] Why B2B and B2C Connections Are Meaningless
    When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. Comments Comments Related Stories Reviewing 10 Restaurants on Facebook 6 Guest Blogging Emails That Suck. Mark Schaefer writes about his love-and-hate relationship with Home Depot. He explains how he bought plants with a 1-year guarantee. The plants died within the year. He returned to the store with a picture to ask for a refund and was informed that picture could have been from anyone and he would need to dig up the dead plants. Mark felt betrayed by his friend. It’s somebody I thought I could trust.
    [Blog] I’m Probably the Biggest Asshole Online
    To give myself some slight credit, I cover blogging tips here quite a lot as well and have both ViperChill and PluginID to show that I know what I’m talking about. Blogging, however, is not how I make money online. Seriously. The whole point of this website is really to help people make more money online, yet I’ve never showed a single one of you any proof that I make money online myself. even built an audience of 10,000 subscribers who look forward to what I have to post. Without backing up what I’m trying to teach, though, I feel pretty much like a fraud.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Blog] Nudity, Pregnancy, and the Power of Magazines
    Blog posts can be pulled down, links can be broken and servers can be wiped out. I n the celebrity world, there are three life events that absolutely warrant a magazine cover and spread: Babies (both pregnancy and newborn shots), coming out of the closet and losing a significant amount of weight. Though some digital devotees have dismissed the print medium in today’s laptop/mobile/iPad age, the truth is that this tradition still lives and thrives quite well. Case in point, Mariah Carey in all her pregnant naked glory posing on the cover of Life & Style. Yes, “dem babies.&#
    [Blog] 4 Marketing Lessons From the Creator Movement
    He told a story about a woman who told him that sometimes she doesn’t read his blog posts but shares his content regardless. If you haven’t noticed, the creators movement is in full swing, with new developments from YouTube , Snapchat , Vessel , and more. With the proliferation of text and user preference toward visual and audio-based content, the highly connected user bases of the big social networks, and trust in peers vs. companies, I have no doubt as to why the creators movement is taking off. There are many lessons that marketers can learn about the new class of creators.
    [Blog] VIP Access: The VIPerchill Business Plan
    It’s also very common for bloggers who apologise for their infrequent posting to quickly find themselves at a stage where their blog does not get updated at all. I’ll be the exception to that rule and apologise for my lack of updates over the last few weeks – stating that I’m genuinely back for good – and with a big announcement to make: As of the end of this month, I’ll be living in Thailand. In July for example, I only wrote one blog post, but consistently had over 1,000 people per day landing on my articles. Home What the F ? Cheers! Thanks!
    [Blog] How’s The Holiday Marketing Going?
    That’s critically important if you have a blog that you will be adding additional content for. We’re just two-and-a-half weeks away from Thanksgiving. Have you started your holiday marketing yet? The key to holiday marketing is to start early. You’ve likely seen some Christmas advertising on TV already. If you are marketing online, you do not necessarily need to start running your ads yet. But you should have started your holiday marketing planning by now. Also, you’ll want to start writing your content. Get your holiday marketing started now.
    [Blog] Pinterest Improves Mobile Experience
    Luckily, in 2013, there are some tools that can make your HTML website or WordPress blog or website mobile ready in a few clicks. Social networking site Pinterest has improved its experience for mobile users. Specifically, they’ve added notifications, mentions, and better search. The author of the article linked to above says: I know for a fact that many of my Pinterest-fiend friends simply choose to not bother with Pinterest at all unless they’re sitting in front of their desktops. That’s not uncommon, actually. That includes your website. WordPress has plugins.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Blog] Pushing Through Barriers to Strike Gold
    People who, like me, saw the opportunity in blogging to build something significant – but who at the first sign of clay abandoned their blogs. Then there were others who abandoned their work because of the exciting ‘rumors’ from up creek… bloggers who stopped blogging to MySpace… to tweet…  to Tumblr… to Facebook… to G+… The blogosphere is littered with abandoned blogs and I sometimes wonder what might have happened if some of those bloggers had kept digging through the clay. Image via Flickr user Tony Oliver.
    [Blog] Web Journal July 14th – 18th, 2011
    And Hubspot released findings that said the more you blog, the more traffic there will be (but I’m not sure that’s what we really want, is it?). Someone wrote a post on the correct grammar for Social Media , such as when or if to use “ReTweet&# or “retweet&#. See some stats from Hubspot below: Key takeaway : While it may not be realistic for your business to post high-quality content on a daily basis, post as frequently as feasible. You’ll outpace the competition and see improved results. According to Gizmodo. web journal
    [Blog] 5 Things to Think about Before Launching a Website
    Whether you are going to start a blog or a static site, one thing is certain – in order to succeed you have to provide it with first-rate content. In e-business, just like in many other spheres, the success of an enterprise is determined at the stage of planning: no matter how hard you work later on, if you’ve made some blunders in the very beginning all your efforts may go down the drain. Here are 5 things you should take into consideration before you launch your website. They don’t guarantee good results, but make them much more likely. 1.      Domain name. Socialnomics
    [Blog] Tweet This! Top Tips Behind Successful Social Media Campaigns
    All those buttons next to your site’s blog posts and articles allow users to share content across their networks. To do this right, try syndicating every new blog post via social media. Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a successful social media campaign? You know, the ones that grab a reader’s attention from the start, with videos going viral while spawning memorable Internet memes? The ones where everyone is re-tweeting a creative image or story, tagged with the brand’s logo or other identifying characteristics? Get Your Social Media Names Secured.
    [Blog] Reebok adds WOW factor
    These experiences often lead to a slew of negative blog posts and outnumber posts about positive posts tenfold. In the social media space, we’re too quick to jump on companies because they are too pushy for sales or just don’t care about their customers. The reason for this is that we’re all lazy and narcissistic and it is easy to get people to jump on our sides when we’re wronged. hate posts like this and wish that we’d see more positive experiences. So today, I am going to share mine with you. Have you been wowed recently by any company?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
    [Blog] Now That We Found Love, What Are We Gonna Do?
    Want to learn more about blog post styles? Join us Thursday, July 14, 11 am CDT for a webinar on Blog Style Guidelines :: Mastering the Lists , hosted by Nate Riggs. Today’s guest post is written by Michael Palko. Remember that song ? . “I’m not quite sure as to what is going down; But I’m feeling hunky dory ’bout this thing that I found.”. So what in the name of Dick Clark does this have to do with social media or marketing?  Well, let me tell you. I don’t have to tell this echo chamber that the use of social media has exploded over the past few years. 
    [Blog] Anonymously Ask A Black Person First 3 Day Numbers; 4900 Page Views, Top 5 Show Hacker News & Tons of Penis Questions
    Last Friday, I wrote the blog post “ Anonymously Ask A Black Person via SMS (ABP) is Back Online ” in which I listed our core values, features list and goals. I was at Google I/O and wasn’t expecting a big flood of text messages to come in. “You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. – Morpheus. Stats. Friday May, 29th 5pm – June 1, 11:59pm Stats. SMS Questions Received: 230. SMS Questions Sent: 262. Page Views: 4970.
    [Blog] Interview with Cory Edwards: Creating Social Business Structures
    One of the benefits of a biz blog is sometimes ''fair trade'' agreements. Recently Adobe reached out and asked if I would be part of a 4-member Insider group, along with  Travis Wright , Elizabeth Osmeloski , Michele Kiss , that would help socialize their digital marketing conference next week. Adobe Summit. Sounded like good learnings to share. With over 5000 attendees sounded like a biz carnival! Sounded Sounded like fun. Adobe also offered introductions to speakers and attendees who are doing innovative work in digital/social. More good learnings for us. Yes" to the opportunity.
    [Blog] How Your Cub and Girl Scouts (and Youth) are Being Cheated in the Personal Manufacturing Era
    For long-time followers of this blog, you are well aware of my passion for 3D printing, and predictions for the disruption of modern manufacturing within just years from where we now stand. Our youth are in for a wake-up call when they grow up. Gone will be blue-collar work. Gone will be factory and manual labor jobs. Gone will be construction and mechanical jobs. The fact is, machinery, robotics, and computer programming are replacing all of this, in favor of devices average families can buy and set up in their living rooms. It''s already happening in fact. If you have kids.
    [Blog] Twitter Hashtags 101
    You can find out more on my blog What’s A Hashtag on Twitter. If you’ve been using Twitter a while you will have come across the hashtag. That’s when you add ‘#’ in front of a word or acronym to create a clickable link. The hashtag groups tweets together on a particular subject into one place. When you click on the link you will see all the latest tweets containing that hashtag filtering out all of the other tweets. This makes it easy to find tweets on specific topics quickly. to add context or irony to a message: #fail and #justsayin being examples of this.
    [Blog] Find Complementary Affiliate Products In Your Niche
    That said, Rae Hoffman shares some good ideas on her blog about finding niche affiliate products. Affiliate marketing is a great way to increase your revenue opportunities. If you own a service business, you can find a couple of complementary affiliate products in your niche to promote to your audience, but I recommend focusing first on making yourself an authority in you niche. Become a recognized authority, then you’ll have the clout to recommend products. Here are a few ideas (borrowed from Rae): Cater to the needs of your audience. Search for high demand items at Amazon.
    [Blog] Should You Give Up Writing Meta Descriptions?
    Let’s use a search query that Michael references in his blog post as an example. Should you stop writing meta descriptions? Michael Martinez says you should. Here’s his reasoning for abandoning your meta descriptions: Trust me — there is nothing compelling about a meta description that a search engine chooses to ignore because it has moved the pointer a few degress further into the page. I’ll have to respectfully disagree with him even though I respect his knowledge, reputation, and his spirit. He’s wrong about meta descriptions. On Bing, the No.
    [Blog] Is It Good Business To Be Paranoid?
    She’s been online longer than most and shares a lot of insight into the subject of Internet marketing at her blog SEO Smarty. Ann Smarty is somewhat of an Internet marketing pioneer. She recently featured a guest post that suggests online marketers might want to change their profile pics soon due to the advent of facial recognition technology. Your world just got less private, the story goes. Should you be concerned? Yes and no. certainly agree that privacy is a legitimate concern. If you’re really concerned about it, however, maybe you should just leave the Internet alone.
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