Wed.Aug 31, 2011

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Groupon IPO In Jeopardy As They Violate SEC Rules

Spin Sucks

On the radio yesterday, they did an interview with Daniel Kibblesmith , a 27-year-old comedy writer for Groupon. Rumor has it he’s one of Chicago’s most eligible bachelors. And, apparently last night, he was the guy date on The Millionaire Matchmaker. I’ve never seen the show, but I’ve heard the guys who are typically on there are douchebags. or Kenneth Cole or Tiger Woods.

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The One Marketing Technique that’s Best for Your Launch

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post from Mukund Mohan. When Brian Solis and I launched BuzzGain in January 2009, we had 5 primary blog(ger)s who covered us out of the top 10 influential ones that we targeted and 27 other blogs that made a mention of our launch. Chris Brogan , Louis Gray , Mashable ( Jennifer Van Grove ), TechCrunch ( Jason Kincaid ) and Brian Solis covered us over 2 days. This was an avalanche.

5 Reasons I Should Get More Comments than Gini Dietrich

Spin Sucks

Today’s Coup de Blog is written by Michael Schechter. Every day, Gini Dietrich leads you to believe that she is kind enough to provide others an opportunity to give their voice on this blog; to share in her audience. This is a flat out lie. If you want to believe that, it’s fine, but you are playing the fool. Take a moment and really think about what I am saying. Get out of your comfort zone.

How to REALLY Increase B2B Blog Traffic

PWB Marketing Blog

Good content isn’t enough for a blog. You also need traffic. You can have the best blog in the world, but if nobody goes to it, then you’re spinning your wheels. If the saying, “Content is king” is true, then traffic is queen. Great content and consistent traffic are the backbone for creating a viable blog. Explode Your B2B Blog Traffic. We’re now getting 300 visitors per week.

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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How Social Media Helped Get Top Search Engine Rankings with 2 Hours

Bill Hartzer

Today, I performed a really simple test to see if Likes from social media type websites could contribute to a top search engine ranking in the search engines. Granted, there are a lot of various factors here to take into account–but after analyzing the results, it appears that social media “likes&# contribute a lot when it comes to search engine rankings. The results? The Experiment.

What Can Social Learning Do For You?

SocialFish

Watch this GREAT video of Tom Hood , CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs talking about social media and specifically how important social learning is becoming for his association. Watch this space, as we will be talking a lot more about this. Explore this in action with our Think Tank Webinars

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Austin Beckons

Waxing UnLyrical

There’s been a lot of chatter recently over conferences that have a voting component to their submissions. That’s because the “panel picker&# part of the 2012 South by SouthWest Interactive conference is currently in progress, ending on Friday, Sept. 2. remember the first year I paid attention to SxSW. They were all sooo kewl! In fact, it looked like a very cool event. First up.

9 New Productivity Tools to Simplify Your Online Life

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Leo Widrich of Buffer. After Google+ entered the social networking scene not so long ago, the number of online distractions hasn’t really decreased. At the same time, innovations and smarter solutions to handle your actions online have fortunately continued to thrive too. Here are my favorite new tools to help you stay focused and use the Web more innovatively. 1. SimpleNote.

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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.

Taxonomy in Content Curation

Aggregage

First I have to admit that they have done a very good job of building a comprehensive taxonomy (classification) system to organize all the content they serve.  But the site also proves my point that CMS systems are not the right solution for managing curated content for the following reasons. As the number of links grow, finding the right information becomes harder. Automated Classification.

The Mark of Great Salesmanship

Geoff Livingston

Image by lrargerich. Have you listened to someone defend that they are selling? How pathetic is that? It’s not that they are wrong, the entire economy moves on financial transactions, for profit and not. We are all salespeople at some point in our lives, even if we’re trying to get a job. What’s pathetic is that their defense deflects the real issue, which is shoddy sales skills.

The Reason You Might Not Be Making Money from Your Blog

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Paul B. suppose I could have chosen a more positive title like 7 great new ways to make money from your site , but something in my psyche is always looking to the negative, oh well. There’s a practical side to it too though. I see so many bloggers and webmasters making crazy assumptions about getting rich from the internet. For example let’s look at YouTube. Related Posts.

When In Doubt, Turn To Twitter

Firebelly

When my office did a “shaky dance&# last Tuesday afternoon, I couldn’t tell if what I had felt was real. didn’t turn on the TV. didn’t even turn to an online newspaper. picked up my Blackberry not to text, but to click on my friendly blue bird icon and asked, “Did anyone else in Midtown just feel that shake or do I just need to eat lunch?&#. When the earthquake hit the East Coast earlier this week, I — like many of my.Com generation counterparts — turned immediately to Twitter. It was natural instinct. It turns out, Pew was ahead of me. This shocked me.

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.

Social Media Is Growing Up: You Can Stop Copying the Cool Kids Now

Bare Feet Studios

My partner @Shane sent me a link today “ Why They Stopped Using Foursquare &# by David Berkowitz. It summarizes a number of my social media friends and peers who have weaned themselves off this geo-location social network also known as a check-in service. As Shane reminded me, he stopped using them almost a year ago: yet again he changes his behavior in advance of many of his peers. (If only we could trade in his futures stock!) It is a long-standing aspect of our company. However, it is also my job as a trainer to give people the latest and the greatest info on topics. Savor it!

My “Methods” for Building a Successful Online Business

ProBlogger

Today I received an email from someone asking what my “methods&# are for building an online business. That’s always a tough question—particularly because I got the sense that it was asked by someone looking for an easy and quick answer. Here’s my response. I’d love to hear what you’d have added or said. Thanks for the email. Try to blog something interesting and useful to others every day, for a very long time (I’ve been doing it for nine years). Put yourself “out there&# on a daily basis to find new readers for your blog. Love them to death!

PR coup? Steve Jobs saves the best for last

Danny WhatMough

Tweet. The news that Steve Jobs has been forced to step down due to illness is incredibly sad. He was without doubt one of the business and technological pioneers of our age and the tech industry will be worse off without him. But perhaps the best legacy Jobs could leave is a company that will continue to go from strength to strength. Tumbling stock. This might sound surprising. Filling a void.

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Can you pick NFL games better than Social Buzz can?

Jeff Esposito

In exactly one week from today, the most exciting season on TV starts up. No I am not talking Real Housewives or Big Bootied Weddings, but the hard hits of the National Football League. Now as with any season, there will be folks making their weekly predictions based on everything from their gut to uniform colors and cold hard football facts. If so, I invite you to join my ESPN group.

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.

Is Groupon a Good Incentive for the Small Business Owner?

The Social Media Incubator

Groupon is The Small Business Owner’s “First Time Home Buyer’s Incentive.&#   Sure, the First Time Home Buyer’s Incentive increased the sales of new homes to first time home buyers last year – up until it expired.  Now, sales of homes to first time buyers are down, and it’s contributing to the overall housing crisis. Is that a huge surprise?  Or Both?

Your Most Important Blogging Move

Small Business Mavericks

So you’ve decided that your small business needs a blog. Now you’re ready to move and get it going. You’ve designed it, you’ve SEOd it, and now you’re ready to write it. Did you know the most important thing about your blog is yet to come? What exactly is the most important part of your blog? Do you know? The most important aspect to your small business blog are your blog post titles. Yes, titles. Here’s why: Blog post titles are the first thing visitors will read on your blog. Search engines place high emphasis on blog post titles in SEO.

It's not what your eyes see, its what your mind sees.

Engaging Brand

Learning and improving is all about seeing, its all about taking in what is around you. don't think it is just what your eyes see or what your ears hear.its about what your mind sees. It is how your mind interprets the incoming messages. . For instance, when you walk through your town you don't look too close as you know the area. To speak to the mind I believe there are 3 steps.

Boost Your Blog #3: Optimize Your Advertising Page

ProBlogger

Continuing our discussion of things you could be doing right now to improve your blog , today’s tip is: 3. Optimize your advertising page. When I mentioned I was writing this post on Google+ (connect with me here ), Nick Roshon suggested auditing your advertising page. If monetization through selling advertising is part of your business model, then this one should be a task you build into your regular schedule of pages to update. Do you have an advertising page on your blog? Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Boost Your Blog #3: Optimize Your Advertising Page. Advertising

Master The Next Wave Of Social

As social media adoption becomes more and more mainstream, marketing leaders race to keep up - creating blogs, communities, and Facebook pages, all too often without a clear road map in mind.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Bound and Gagged perm pig

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B2B Social Media Fact or Fiction

PWB Marketing Blog

Know B2B social media fact from fiction. Fiction: Social media offers limited value to B2B marketers. Fact: 86% of B2B companies are using social media. . B2B companies are absolutely using social media to generate leads, connect with customers, and reach business goals. We compiled twelve tweetable facts about the prolific use – and success – of social media among B2B marketers. Dispel the myth that social media isn’t for B2B and tweet the truth. . Thanks to Hubspot for the “ tweet this “ blog post inspiration. TWEET THIS. TWEET THIS. TWEET THIS. TWEET THIS.