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Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

"Spring" via promanex on Flickr under creative commons license. Ahhhh Spring! The flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, and there’s a sense of renewal in the air. But with Spring also brings with it the need to do Spring cleaning. For our cars, we wash off the grime and road salt that has built up over the last few months. Do you have too many widgets? There you go! Cheers!

Creativity Takes A Lot Of Hard Work

Twist Image

Episode #297 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. How does creativity happen? Does it take a lot of time? Can brilliant creative just happen? What inspires creativity? Who is a creative? These are the questions and thoughts that we all engage and connect with as Marketing professionals in one way, shape or form at multiple times during our careers. We often lament the creatives as those who get to play all of the time or go to movies and grab coffees waiting for that moment of inspiration. Enjoy the conversation. advertising. itunes.

4 Job Search Apps for iPhone

Idaconcpts

They claim that the great recession is over. Those still immersed in the struggles of the job market might beg to differ. With the large amount of jobseekers out there competing for your dream job it can be a daunting experience to endeavor to be hired in the current climate of layoffs, downsizing and outsourcing. Search Jobs & Find a Career-Beyond.com. Adecco Jobs. Dice Job Search. JobAware.

Stephen King on Writing

Engaging Brand

For anyone involved in social media, for anyone who wants an insight into how truly engaging writing is created.for me there is no better book than Stephen King, On Writing. Here are some of the highlights I have made in my "well thumbed" Kindle copy ! Good writing is often about letting go of fear and affectation. Stories ans novels consist of three parts: narration, which moves the story from point A to point B and finally to point Z; description, which creates a sensory reality for the reader; and dialogue, which brings characters to life through their speech. Writing is refined thinking.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

4 Quotes That Show Facebook’s New Touchy-Feely Intentions

Convince & Convert

Most online retailers talk only about themselves on Facebook. Those days are about to end. According to research compiled by data-driven social media marketing company Argyle Social (a sponsor of this blog, and the software that we use for social communication), 65-66% of 566 online retailers surveyed only post content about their own company on their Facebook pages.

Get More Comments: Focus on the First Comment

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Danny Iny of Firepole Marketing. Remember the first time you realized that you’ve actually got traffic? Suddenly, you aren’t blogging to an empty void—real people are consuming and engaging with your content! Or are they? That’s when you begin to wonder … why isn’t anybody leaving a comment? This can be a frustrating challenge for bloggers, and some blogs never get past it. There are blogs with readerships in the hundreds of thousands with barely a handful of comments per post. Odds are you don’t want that to be you. You want people to read and interact! Be awesome.

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SXSW 2012 – Social Media’s Maturity Coming Out Party

Jeff Esposito

South by Southwest is often called spring break for nerds – a place filled with techies and marketers looking for the next big thing. So it may come as a surprise to you that my biggest takeaway from the conference was maturity. No, not the conference attendees, but rather the social media landscape. One hot topic among the folks I met was the new advertising models for Facebook and Twitter.

Want More Comments? Let ProBlogger Help!

ProBlogger

To be honest with you, I can’t remember much about the first comment I ever received on a blog post I’d written. It was back sometime in 2000, after all! What I do remember is the thrill. When that first reader comments on your blog, you know you’ve finally reached someone. Your writing has moved one of the people who’s arrived at your blog to respond. Whether the comment’s long or short, detailed or simple, it doesn’t much matter: that first real (non-spam) comment is a milestone for any blogger. Comments are always an issue for bloggers. Want More Comments?

When Should A Business Retain A Professional Online Marketing Consultant?

Small Business Mavericks

Marketing a business can be a time consuming job. When it comes to using a professional, you can generally break businesses in to their traditional sub-groups. Small businesses do it themselves, medium sized businesses retain consultants, and big businesses employ part or full time marketing professionals. It’s also fair to say that big business, when employing professionals, recruit a mix of experienced and new recruits, whilst medium sized businesses look to experienced professionals who have been through the employment -> self employment cycle. Is your business growing steadily?

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