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Seven Reasons Moms Rock as Entrepreneurs

Spin Sucks

Erica Allison is a mom, wife, and entrepreneur/owner of Allison Development Group : Strategic public relations and marketing firm in Western, N.C. Many of you know by now that I’m a mom. also consider myself to be an entrepreneur. jumped into running my own business four years ago, with a brief interruption to have baby #2, then got back in the saddle this past June 2010. Really hard. We do.

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What’s the future of nonprofits?

SocialFish

Read this book to find out ! We were thrilled to have the chance to interview author David J Neff about his new book with Randal C Moss, The Future of Nonprofits: Innovate and Thrive in the Digital Age. See what you think – and check out the video below too. SocialFish: Thanks for joining us, Dave! So excited to see the book out. Give us some background on why you wrote the book. Awesome.

Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!

Social Media Citizens

Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! in Southeast Asia. Jonas has over 10 year experience in online marketing and is very passionate for all things social media. Jonas also blogs at his personal site. The first was blogger relations. The second thing is public speaking. That speaking engagement led to another invitation which led to another. The third is customer service.

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You Can Now Tag a Brand or Page in Facebook

Mindjumpers

Tweet Facebook has added a new, absolutely cool feature last night, which allow users to tag pages and brands in their Facebook photos as well as in updates. This is already know from the tagging of personal profiles. However, the new feature gives an additional “wow&# factor to the brands plus free advertising. Guys, you can show off your Hayabusa, Rolex, Macbook or anything.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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Why Foursquare’s Content Opportunities Are Awesome

Firebelly

No question that Foursquare’s continued usage growth makes it the most talked about location-based services for brands. It’s Foursquare’s customer focus that makes it truly appealing – customer focus from the standpoint that (a) you can focus on giving customers incentives, and (b) your customers can focus on you through their tips. Read it here.

Four Facebook Deal types and what they mean for your nonprofit

SocialFish

A survey conducted in February of 2010 by MerchantCircle found that roughly 32% of small businesses are using Facebook Places to market their businesses. Facebook Deals (not to be confused with the feared Groupon killer ) is a Facebook Places feature that allow admins to create virtual versions of coupons or loyalty programs for their businesses. REI creating a deal type called “Charity Deal”.

The Importance of Guest Blogging

Ari Herzog

Photo credit: kakisky. This Feature Friday article is written by Christopher Roberts. Why does anyone bother guest blogging? What’s the point of it? Guest blogging is very important for both the blogger and the blog they are guest blogging on. Why is it important for bloggers to guest post? Many bloggers don’t see the point in guest blogging and it baffles me! Check out our latest post.

How Human Should Brands Become in Social Media?

Mindjumpers

Tweet Since many people have been talking about how brands should be humanized in this era of social media, I have come to think a bit further on the subject. We want our brands to be more human because brands are made of human beings. And that also makes perfect sense! But how transparent should a brand actually be(come)? There was not as much personality in brands as at current time.

Drive Toward Social Intelligence Maturity

Propelling your organization to new levels of social intelligence skill and application is essential for maximizing the value of your listening and monitoring efforts.

Give Energy to Your Blog Post Titles

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Good bloggers write all of their post titles with high energy rates because they want their readers to engage with their content. If you don’t craft a title with a positive, friendly and authoritative attitude, your article will appear bland (a.k.a boring) to potential readers. Here are some good tips to give energy to your blog post titles. Relate to Your Readers.

Harness The Power Through Likeable Social Media

Saying It Social

Join me, AK Stout and Deb Evans tonight on Social Geek Radio with special guest Dave Kerpen, co-founder and CEO of Likeable Media , an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing firm. Dave has been featured on CNBC’s “On the Money&# , ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, the New York Times, and countless blogs. Find Dave on Twitter at: @davekerpen.

Are SEO And Link Building The Same Thing?

Small Business Mavericks

There seems to be two major philosophies with regard to link building in the SEO realm. You have SEOs who believe that link building is the most important SEO activity. Then you have SEOs who believe that content development is more important. Of the latter type, there are SEOs who place varying degrees of importance on links. So who’s right? I’m on the side of the content development SEOs. It doesn’t do any good to build links to a web page with no content. On the other hand, you can rank a web page with outstanding content even if it has no inbound links.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Cat Yoga

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing. Great tips! Making Money Online / Marketing / Online Business.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Moving People Creates Movements

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What is art? It's a question that has been asked for as long as humans have done acts of creativity - from painting on cave walls to the architecture that surrounds us. Music is art and so to is the work that many of us do. While trying to find a true definition for "art" may be more difficult and challenging than one might suspect, I tend to define art as something that moves you. Granted, it's a simplistic viewpoint, but it helps reconcile good art from bad art. If a work of art is bad it still moves you towards a feeling. Does your work move you. or anybody else? It's a shame.

How to Select a Social Media Agency Partner

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Evolving on Facebook From Then to Now

Ari Herzog

Reviewing my Facebook history from Day One (which you can learn how to download yourself ), I’ll guess I joined the social networking site in the spring of 2005 shortly after I gained an.edu email address in graduate school. The site was devoid of the many features evident today, but I do recall more customizations available than on MySpace which used to be the place to be. Facts from my Facebook past… August 30, 2005: I wrote a message to someone for the first time. August 20, 2006: Someone wrote on my wall for the first time. January 1, 2007: I shared my first note. didn't.

Leverage the Long Tail of Search on Your Blog

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Eric Enge of Stone Temple Consulting. Not getting all the search traffic you would like to get to your blog? One way to improve your results is to tap into long tail search terms to use in your posts. This is not always that easy to do, so today I will explore some ideas of ways to tap into that data. These are the search terms that we don’t normally think of.

The Smart Marketer's Guide to Social Media Management

Engaging in social media isn't an option anymore. So if you're going to do it, you want to do it well.

13 Reasons Why Jason Shouldn’t be in Email Marketing

Social Email Marketing

It’s Friday the 13th! So, I thought we could have a little fun and share 13 reasons why Jason from the Friday the 13th movies, shouldn’t be an email marketer. Who knows, someone might even pick up some pointers from him…about email marketing that is. Just in case you don’t. Email marketing email marketing Friday the 13th Jason

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Bomb Squad Bound and Gagged Police Prank

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SortPrice Unveils Store Application 2.0 Built on Facebook Platform

Bill Hartzer

Already an established and trusted leader in helping retailers effectively expand their reach to Facebook Platform, comparison search engine SortPrice.com has rolled out an updated version of its Store Application for Facebook that adds even more features to a tool that is already used by more than 1,500 merchants nationwide. Version 2.0 SortPrice’s Store Application 2.0 Version 2.0 Version 2.0