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FEBRUARY 3, 2013 [Engineering] BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business
YouTube 37) YouTube is the second largest search engine on the planet (only second to Google). 46) Blog content can be gold for the search engines, but you should write your articles based on what the search engines want, write for your readers. Content Syndication Engines (eHow, eZine Articles, etc…) 84) These are fine to leverage IF you have unique content to publish.
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JULY 8, 2012 [Engineering] 25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?
Junk content that is only meant to bait the search engines , not offer value to readers. A while back, I asked a fairly straight-forward question on my Facebook page : What is your social media pet peeve? Mine is people who just post quotes all day long, thinking they are being inspirational. What’s yours? So…here they are. 25 social media pet peeves. Cheers!
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JUNE 21, 2012 [Engineering] The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.
When I first started blogging, I was so worried about driving readership, getting listed in the search engines, becoming popular, being liked. Stop caring about how you rank from a search engine perspective. If it doesn’t turn your engine, don’t write it. Stop caring. Stop caring. was frustrated. My blog became about me. And people liked that. And my blog grew.
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JANUARY 1, 2012 [Engineering] Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!
Are you REALLY doing search engine optimization? What to do…It’s 2012 and you’ve been blogging for almost a year now with no success. You published 30 articles this year, but none of them have gone viral , you still only have 250 followers on Twitter (none of whom retweet you), and your Google page rank still sits at a 2. Maybe it’s time to…well…quit.
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JUNE 10, 2012 [Engineering] Foursquare Evolves From Gamification To Recommendation – But Why?
So as Foursquare evolves to become more of a recommendation engine , I question whether the investors at Foursquare are ever going to find that magic that we all think is there. Of all the location-based social networks out there, Foursquare certainly has been the one to outlast the competition. Notice how I chose my words carefully. They do have something, though. Cheers! –Sean.
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SOCMED SEAN [Engineering] 2011 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012
2011 was a great year for my blog and I appreciate everyone who stopped by to check it out. The biggest category of content that attracted visitors to SocMedSean.com in 2011 was definitely my social media comic strips. What started as a review of the StripGenerator social network (a social network for people who like to create comics), quickly turned into a fun, entertaining passion for converting real-life social media conversations into humorous art. Yes…each comic strip was based on a conversation that I had with someone this year. Some of them are pretty scary/funny. Really??? Cheers! MORE >>
SOCMED SEAN [Engineering] Beyond Your Borders: Promoting Your Business Internationally Using Social Media
| THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
The Benefits Of Social Media Engagement While search engine
marketing is generally geared towards increasing sales conversions for your website, social media marketing is best seen as a PR tool, for building and maintaining brand awareness, gathering customer feedback and managing negative feedback about your brand. Today’s guest post comes from Christian Arno, the founder of Lingo24 , a global translation company specializing in website localization and optimization. Lingo24 has been helping some of the world’s biggest global brands with their localization campaigns since 2001. MORE >>
SOCMED SEAN [Engineering] Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
Blogging requires writing, graphic design, search engine
optimization, relationship building, social promotion, and a lot more. Frustrated courtesy of M artinaK15 on Flickr via Creative Commons Writer’s block sucks. Blogger’s block sucks more. And believe me…there is a difference. For me, writer’s block doesn’t mean I can’t write, it means that I can’t write about what I want to write about. No matter what I type, it’s just not right. For instance, I’m a sucker for a good Haiku. Here’s the link to the shirt. Take a break. MORE >>
SOCMED SEAN [Engineering] Blog Tip – Write For Your Readers, Not The Search Engines
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011
Before we ever dive into the technology behind their blog, I like to explore their content and their attitude toward the search engines
. Unfortunately, over the last few years there has been a LOT of focus on search engine
optimization, almost to the point that people believe they should write their content and then re-write their content with an SEO lens to ensure that the search engines
will index the article. The problem is, what if the search engine
spiders like your content, but your readers don’t? ” Wrong answer. What did you accomplish? Houston. MORE >>
SOCMED SEAN [Engineering] Tech Tip: 3 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve The Backend Of Your Site
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
This sure opens up a lot of possibilities, from redirecting an old URL to a new address, to helping clean up the complex or nonsensical URL that is coming from an abysmal publishing system – providing you with a URL that is not only user-friendly but also search engine
-friendly. Today’s guest blog post comes from Erik Gaandt, who has written this article for WhoIsHostingThis.com – see here for their iPage review results. Erik is a freelance technology writer and his articles appear on various website marketing blogs. By default, WordPress has a terrible URL structure. MORE >>
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