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Does Social Media Improve Google Organic Search Ranking?

Pamorama

If you manage a website, you know the importance of search engine rankings. Since Since more than 90% of all online traffic is driven by search results, search engine optimization can be vital to businesses. If your site appears on the first page of Google results, it can make a huge difference in brand recognition, sales, and [.]. Google Infographics Search Social Media Google Search Statistics

The Future of Association Publishing

SocialFish

Thanks to Association Media & Publishing for this interesting video.  Do you have any thoughts about the future of publishing? You know we do. photo credit ). Content Strategy

6 Reasons to Make Your Big Idea Small

Convince & Convert

Brad Van Orden is the most interesting man in the world. It’s not the Dos Equis guy, it’s Brad. Sheena Navigates the Market in Nebaj, Guatemala. Exactly the same way I spend my free time, if you swap “drinking tequila” for the “teaching yourself how to program” parts. But Brad Van Orden thinks small. And so should you. In short, it worked. YouTube. Pinterest.

Pinterest: Blocking Spammers

Laurel Papworth

Pinterest chooses not to let users block spammers, encouraging users to report the spammers to them instead. Talk about making a rod for your own back! never know whether to be amused or irritated when I see new social networks repeat old errors. In Pinterest’s case, they refuse to give users tools to manage their own networks. Background. Spammers can  tag you in Pins, meaning you get an email each time “Weight loss- how I lost 20lbs” or “Viagra special offer!!” ” over and over and over. Oh Joy. Oh Bliss. Impact – Customer Service. Impact: Legal.

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Why Technology Does Not Give Life Value

Engaging Brand

In 1955 Sarnoff was speaking about mass media and said. "We are too prone to make technological instruments the scapegoats.The products of modern science are not in themselves good or bad; it is the way they are used that determines their value". Strikes me in over 50 fifty years, as much as technology advances.our ability to develop our minds as humans, remains harder! Value in life comes not in using things, not in owning things.but in connecting 'things'. Connecting ideas. Connecting technology to how to make life better - for you and others. Connecting people through the art of technology.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #99

Twist Image

93Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "Nathan Morris makes a good case that 60 years of suburban dreams have ended, and that we'll no longer crave the suburbs. Technology, infrastructure, and lifestyle changes might turn the countryside into a ghost town the way the flight from urban cores has abandoned some cities." " (Alistair for Hugh). Startups, this is how design works. "These days, it's all about the interface. " (Alistair for Mitch). What's a floppy disk? what does the menu bar say?'

9 Steps to Take When You Loathe Your Own Blog

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Ryan Barton, author of Smart Marketing. You’ve got an editorial calendar, you’ve scheduled blog posts weeks in advance. Look how professional you are. Well done. You’re an inspiration. You press Publish and bask in retweets, praise, and a flood of comments. You’re “resonating” with your “tribe.” ” You’re prolific. You’re a cocky so-and-so. Then it hits: the loathing. You’re exhausted. You’re ignoring your calendar. You can’t be bothered to think about new topics. It lacks moxy. Narrow your focus.

Take a New Road with Your Blog

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Lars Holdgaard of Gode Karakterer. So you have a blog which has some kind of self-defined success. You are maybe making a good portion of money and you can see the visitors numbers rising. Your position in Google is also doing better and better every month, and everything is progressing. But maybe it doesn’t feel right. You can see the results, but it still doesn’t feel right. Writing every blog post feels like a pain, and you postpone it as much as possible. Actually, you would much rather just write about something else. Let’s take a case. He wrote that book in 2007.

Drive Toward Social Intelligence Maturity

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