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How to Hire Your SEO Partner

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Brad Schorr. Hiring an SEO specialist is one of the most important decisions you will make in your pursuit of online marketing success. It is also one of the most perplexing. There are two enormous issues with search engine optimization that hinder your ability to zero in on the right partner: Rapidly changing, constantly evolving rules. Lack of industry standards. Results.

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You Finally Have a Google Plus Business Page… Now What?

SocialFish

Tuesday night I had the awesome privilege of hanging out with Marc Pitman and Nathan Hand on Google Plus. At one point Nathan put a challenge on the table for the three of us to write a post about Google Plus Pages during the Hangout. What follows is my version of the original document we collaborated on. Marc’s version is here and Nathan’s version is here. Use an attractive main image.

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Politicians Trying to Control What Is Said Online

Spin Sucks

Let’s talk politics today, shall we? OK, not really politics, but the politicians who don’t know how to use the web appropriately. In one corner we have Mike Winder, West Valley City (Utah) Mayor, who was using a false identity to write news stories that were published in at least three different publications. Let’s see who will win the biggest moron award. . Mike Winder.

Infographic: 5 Companies That Are Rocking Social Media

Social Media Marketing

This infographic was created by Voltier Digital , a content marketing agency based in Florida, specializing on the creation and promotion of impactful content marketing campaigns for businesses of all sizes. We all know the usual names of companies that are doing well in social media. And since infographics are all the rage, what better way to look at them? Drop a comment in below.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

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PUBLIC SPEAKERS, TAKE NOTE…I DID!

Myrland Marketing

Do you give presentations as a part of your business? Do you want to give presentations as a part of your business? If you answered yes to either of these questions, one of these thoughts has probably come to mind: I love to speak. hate to speak. want to love to speak. want to learn how to speak [.]. Uncategorized Audience Brendon Burchard Brian Tracy Business Communication Consulting How-To Marketing Presentations Public Speaking Social Media Teach Me How To Speak Tips on Public Speaking

Why Social Media Has Ruined Your Advantage

Convince & Convert

Yesterday, I wrote about real-time information and the death of news cycles. This of course creates considerable challenges for business, which typically is not yet architected for real-time communication (at least not in public). Speed matters. Your speed in answering the social media telephone is no different. And that’s probably true today. But it won’t be true for very long.

Anatomy of Facebook: The World is Getting Smaller! [Study]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Last week, Facebook released two studies made in collaboration with researchers at the Università degli Studi di Milano. In the first study, they measured how many friends people have, and found that this distribution differs significantly from previous studies. And in the second, they measured the number of connections between people. Now it is rather 4 or 5 degrees of seperation. Karrer, L.

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Shanan & Kate’s Excellent QR Code Adventure

Waxing UnLyrical

Okay, our adventure wasn’t as thrilling as traveling the Circuits of Time in a phone booth with George Carlin, but it was educational none-the-less. This Fall the University at which I work hosted a career fair, cramming booth-after-booth of employers looking for new recruits into the main gymnasium. Image:  Optiscanapp via Flickr,  CC 2.0. Here is what we found out: 1. ” Then it is doable.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

How I Got My Job As Director Of Social Media – Step 3: Combine Talent To Deliver Business Value

SocMed Sean

In the first two articles in this series, I talked about how my experience and real-life connections were important elements in getting a job interview and, eventually, an offer for a position as Senior Manager of Social Media Strategy for a digital agency here in Kansas City. Some of my team members have experience in public relations and in marketing consumer packaged goods. Let me repeat that.

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Social Media Marketing POV: Top Three Topics for Your Blog

Firebelly

The goal: get people to read your blog posts. While blogging acts as an integral SEO tool, your blog will have to engage readers to get them to leave a comment, share it or come back. Getting started can be awkward but there are a few tricks to finding some good topics to blog about. Here are few examples: What are the top 5 reasons someone would need or want your products or service? Be social!

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For Your Social Media Should You Be On Facebook Or Google+

Social Media Network Marketing

Google+ is the most talked about Social Media Platform today. There are questions like will Facebook do anything to face the Google+ syndrome that all are going though. Currently Facebook is being compared to Google+. Google brought out the Google+ Pages for Brands and Business Houses. The question most likely asked is if you are already on Facebook then why should you be on Google+. The answer is simple if your Target Audience is on Google+ then you need to be there as well. All the answers will not emerge today. As we use the two platforms we will start to realize the difference.

Facebook Account Security Flaw: Sites Auto Posting on Users’ Facebook Walls Without Permission

Bill Hartzer

Even after leaving Facebook.com, a serious flaw in Facebook ‘s account security allows any website to post and “Like” a page without the user’s knowledge or permission. Simple JavaScript code that is freely available, placed on any web page, will automatically “Like” a URL and post about it on Facebook Users’ walls without their permission or knowledge.

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.

The Best Piece Of Business Travel Advice

Twist Image

I use one particular technique/tactic that makes business travel all that much more palpable. It's also a technique I rarely see mentioned anywhere. It has nothing to do with the type of luggage to use (but, for the record, you should use either the Eagle Creek Tarmac 22 or the Eagle Creek Traverse Pro 22 ), how to pack (use the Eagle Creek Pack-It System , how to accumulate air mile points or how to get entry into the lounge. It also has nothing to do with getting through security faster (hint: get a Nexus Card !) or how to best make use of down time, flight delays or cancellations. flights.

Charles Darwin’s 12 Rules of Blogging Survival

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Tom Treanor of the Business Blogging Telesummit. Blog readers have a myriad of reading options for almost every topic you can think of. In fact, within your niche, potential customers may be enjoying blog posts written by your competitors while they ignore your blog like the plague. So what do you do about this dire situation? Do you hire ghost writers to create more content? Do you promote your content more via social media? Do you get better at SEO so you can attract more search traffic? These may work to a degree. There has to be a better way. And there is.

The Paradoxical World Of Todays Consumer

Engaging Brand

Understanding the world can be so complex. The world seems full of paradoxes, the consumer seems paradoxical! Think about just these 3 social media ideas. Just as the world became globalised and bigger the power of the individual is rising and the reach becomes more personal. Just as we became interconnected and we want individised products and services. banking crash). We need to give.

5 Ways I Kill Two Birds With One Stone and Generate Ideas for Blog Posts

ProBlogger

I love making the one piece of work pay off multiple times. One of the ways I do this is by turning other activities that I do into blog posts. Here’s five ways I’ve done it recently. 1. Live streaming video sessions. If I find myself with a spare half hour to fill in, one of the activities that I’ll sometimes engage in is a live video streaming session on Ustream. I log into my Ustream account, start a broadcast, and then announce it on Twitter that I’m on and happy to answer questions. The sessions are fun and also deepen reader engagement for those who join in.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

From Junk to Spam to Waste

Geoff Livingston

Image by diaper. recent Digital Life survey in Great Britain revealed that corporate social media is generally a failure, with organizations “generating mountains of digital waste, from friendless Facebook accounts to blogs no one reads.” ” And so in a long history of media, yet another has been turned into a source of noise pollution by direct marketers.

The Cynical Side Of SEO

Small Business Mavericks

Ask Aaron Wall who’s taking over the Web and it seems as if he is saying it’s Wal-Mart. He makes some good points in this post, but there was one paragraph that really stood out. In the meantime, I expect Google to keep increasing search complexity such that it’s prohibitively expensive to make & market a small independent commercial website. If you ask me, I think that’s pretty cynical. I’m not saying it couldn’t happen, or that it won’t happen. It’s just cynical. In Aaron Wall’s world, big companies win because Google let them win.

Google Waves Goodbye To Wave…Should They Do The Same To Google+?

SocMed Sean

This morning I received a very cute email in my Inbox from Google. This is what it said: Dear Wavers, More than a year ago, we announced that Google Wave would no longer be developed as a separate product. At the time, we committed to maintaining the site at least through to the end of 2010. Today, we are sharing the specific dates for ending this maintenance period and shutting down Wave.

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Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Lawyers non sequitur Waiting to get into heaven Wiley Miller

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