[Twitter] DEVOTIONAL: Strength for Today, Bright Hope for Tomorrow
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Each Sunday afternoon on this site, we share a short devotional message.  If this kind of post is of no interest to you, feel free to skip it and return on Monday. As we pointed out earlier , our post will close with a hymn or spiritual. Strength for Today, Bright Hope for Tomorrow One thing I’m sure of … well, several things really. The longer I live, and with every stumble and each victory, I see God’s hand at work. ” Nothing about the past. But, remember Lot’s wife (Luke 17:32). Devotional
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015
    [Twitter] Four Blogging Tools to Make your Content Go Further
    It is therefore a good option for those people or businesses that have either multiple accounts on one social media network or accounts across multiple networks – for example Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. It gives you access to up to five of your top social media streams for free – including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, WordPress, Mixi, Instagram, Google+ among others, which can be much easier than trying to manage all of these accounts directly from a browser. This is a guest contribution from Chris Crawfurd of  sovrn. Upload your content. RSS integration.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015
    [Twitter] The Minimal Viable Brand
    twitter. advertisingpodcast audio blog blogging brand branding burgerking businessbook davidusher deniseleeyohn digitalmarketing digitalmarketingpodcast growthhackermarketing harvardbusinessreview landrover marketing marketingpodcast minimalviablebrandwhatgreatbrandsdo mirum mirumagency sony twitter unilver    businesspodcastEpisode #463 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This shores up into two thoughts: One, build it and they will come (because the product is so great). Brands matter more than ever. audio. blogging. brand.
    [Twitter] Week in Review: Posts and LIFT Shares, May 17 – 23, 2015
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. How to Take Better Smartphone Photos FIND FLOW : 7 Productivity Hacks To Accomplish All Your Tasks Every Day How To Plan A Blog Schedule That Will Crush Your Goals THINK : Are You Really Prospecting? Be PATIENT! Social Media Takes Time — You can catch a complete week in review, in addition to top links to give your small business a L.I.F.T by subscribing to  Whistle Stops Weekly  email newsletter. You just finished reading Week in Review: Posts and LIFT Shares, May 17 – 23, 2015 ! Consider leaving a comment!
    [Twitter] WATCH: Design, Schedule, and Monetize in LIFT Clips 05/23/15
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. We are always looking for ways to give small business owners a boost using  the LIFT acronym. Here Here are a few videos that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. LEARN – How To Design An Ecourse IMPROVE – Scheduling Posts on Instagram FIND FLOW – Becoming a Magnet for New Ideas THINK – Monetizing Your YouTube Efforts — As a youth, Saturdays were filled with visual candy of cartoons in the morning and movie matinees in the afternoon. Subscribe today.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
    [Twitter] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #257
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another: The Six Best Tips From 'On Writing Well' - James Altucher. "I absolutely adored this book; Zinsser passed away recently, and I don't think anyone's ever written about writing better. It's doubly hard; your audience is scrutinizing your every word, hoping to catch you out. Alistair for Hugh).
    [Twitter] Nailing the Right Career
    Let your Instagram followers, Facebook friends and Twitter followers know where you are, what your specialties are and any specials you or your salon may have. You’re looking for a career, maybe it’s when you’re ready to join the workforce as a young adult, or maybe you’re looking for a career change after working already. Have you considered becoming a nail technician? The beauty industry is going strong; people want to look their best and will pay for it. You will need to take classes from an accredited nail school or cosmetology school. Use social media!
    [Twitter] #LetsAskNancy 004 – Lawyers, How Can You Be More Sticky?
    If you have a question you’d like to be considered for #LetsAskNancy, feel free to leave it in the comments below, on Twitter using the hashtag #LetsAskNancy, or via my  email ….thanks! #LetsAskNancy is where I answer questions others have about legal and lawyer marketing and business development, including content, social and digital marketing.  . You have a choice…either listen to this post in the podcast player below, read it below that, or both! Sticky…hmm, what is that? What Does Sticky Mean? Let’s first look at the definition of sticky as it relates to your website.
    [Twitter] 7 Tools for Social Media Management, You’ll Love to Use Every Day
    This post was originally published on the Twitter Counter blog. All you need to do is login with your Twitter account to get content recommendations based on your interests and the content your community finds interesting. Oh and did you know that you can also s schedule tweets using your Buffer account via Twitter Counter? TweetDeck is sort of a wildcard tool as you can also schedule tweets but its real power lies in Twitter monitoring. Twitter Counter. Take a look at seven of my most favorite tools of daily quick and effective social media management. Swayy.
    [Twitter] ICYMI – POTUS, Tweets in search, Facebook call buttons
    Twitter rolls out objective-based pricing to all. …and Obama joined Twitter , officially! Here’s my weekly round-up of things you need to know and might have missed this last week in the world of digital PR and social media. Want this in your inbox each week?  Subscribe here. Facebook adds ‘call’ buttons to ads. Facebook takes on eBay with listings functionality. Google rolls out tweets on mobile search. And the guys from #prstack launched a great new ebook. Image credit. icymi
    [Twitter] Trust, Disclosure & Content: 3 Keys to Thought Leadership in the Media [Report Review]
    ” And sure enough, you can see from the report that Twitter and Facebook are the most frequented social networks when it comes to giving journos story ideas. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Trust, Disclosure & Content: 3 Keys to Thought Leadership in the Media [Report Review]. No matter how the world changes, three things seem to stay the same when it comes to building thought leadership: trust, transparency, and content. If you’re not familiar with DSS, they do a lot of work in the digital space, particularly around video – producing and distributing it.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
    [Twitter] The 2015 Spin Sucks Inquisitions, So Far
    If it weren’t the crack of dawn and I’d actually thought about this before now, I’d have created Feedly and Twitter lists so you could follow them all at once. By Gini Dietrich Because I am willing to bet many (if not most) of the United States is going to cut out early today to start the long weekend, I decided not to feature someone new in the Spin Sucks Inquisition. It wouldn’t be fair! Instead, I thought I’d give you the list of everyone who has been featured so far this year. If you missed anyone, this makes it easy to go back and learn more about them.
    [Twitter] GUEST: The Power of SEO for Small Business
    He can be reached via email here or on Twitter @EdgarTwilson. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Written by Edgar T. Wilson. Would you rather be told what to buy, or given advice on how to buy something once you decide you need it? Marketing messages have historically been rooted in establishing influence—catchy jingles latching on to your subconscious, attractive logos emblazoned on your memory, celebrity endorsements making your consumption feel like a cultural event—and so on. But while marketing is about a message, SEO is about having a conversation.
  • DEVUMI  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Twitter] Mobile Marketing Tips: 8 Steps to be Seen ANYWHERE
    This is also a great time to start mobile marketing ad campaigns on Twitter, Google ad networks, and Facebook. Google Twitter YouTube content marketing online marketing social media marketing twitter marketing youtube marketingThe move to mobile marketing is taking off at crazy levels. With Google’s latest algorithm update, the over-hyped Mobilegeddon, taking the marketing world by storm lately, you’ve probably started thinking about mobile marketing strategies. Many businesses who aren’t that tech savvy have a hard time keeping up with what they need for their business.
    [Twitter] How is Social Media Used in Business Globally?
    If, for example, you follow a business on Twitter, instead of bombarding you with advertising and low prices, they could post something more personal or relating to a charity they support. Social media was a major player during the so-called Arab Spring, where thousands of people in countries such as Egypt and Libya used platforms such as YouTube and Twitter to communicate with each other and the outside world to inform about developments and send pictures and videos of what was happening, frequently live. Image source: pixabay.com. Building trust. Global influence.
    [Twitter] Invest in Content: Not just your Own
    They can be bloggers, video stars, journalists, food Instagrammers, or a reputable advocate who has a large voice on Twitter. Content takes many shapes and forms these days. It can exist in as small as a tweet, to a Snapchat video, to website copy, to a whitepaper. Every brand has different formats and types that work best for them and their audiences in order to reach their marketing and business objectives. However, does a brand always have to invest in creating content themselves? Not necessarily. But what type of supplemental content is right for your brand? Content…is costly.
    [Twitter] How to Take Advantage of the Google-Twitter Partnership
    Information about the Google-Twitter Partnership and how your business can take advantage of the new possibilities it provides. The post How to Take Advantage of the Google-Twitter Partnership appeared first on. Digital Marketing Google-Twitter Google Real Time Marketing SERP Tweets twitter Twitter Marketing
    [Twitter] Mexico’s Social Media Trends
    Mexico is one of the most active countries in the world on Twitter, more than doubling the number of users in the UK to 12 million. The number of internet users in Mexico grew more than 150% from 2006 to 2013. With President Enrique Peña Nieto announcing that his target of 100,000 free internet hotspots is set to be surpassed by the end of this year, we take a look at what this means for Mexico’s growth on social media. Time spent online. Social media dominates time Mexicans spend online, at three hours and 46 minutes. Facebook is favorite. Social and e-commerce.
    [Twitter] 5 Basics to Having Your Post go Viral
    We all know Facebook is making it difficult to be seen in newsfeeds, and evidence is showing Twitter doesn’t drive traffic like it once did – so think outside the box. I’m sure you’ve got an RSS or email post mailout sorted, but you can also upload to Slideshare, LinkedIn, YouTube, have something in your email signatures, forum signatures, you can submit to Digg and Reddit if you can, even StumbleUpon if you think that might help. Chat with her on Twitter  @veggie_mama  or be entertained on  Facebook. Going viral wouldn’t hurt, right? No emotion?
    [Twitter] Buy Into Social Media When House Hunting
    Twitter – When you have a concern or interest, hashtag it on Twitter. Everyone has a different list when house hunting. Some want new and clean and modern, others love the charm and history of older homes. However, older homes come with a price, and it’s not just in the upfront cost. You’ll often uncover defects or other surprises you weren’t expecting. Don’t let that deter you, though, if your wish is an older home. They are quite beautiful and have charm that usually cannot be replicated. Use Social Media. Finance Social Media houses Real Estate
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Twitter] The 2015 Summer Reading List
    This is the debut novel from Jim Mitchem , who some of you may know from Twitter or his blog, Obsessed with Conformity. By Gini Dietrich Though last weekend was the official start to summer in Canada, it doesn’t officially begin in the States until this weekend. But, if you’re anywhere but Chicago right now, summer began several weeks ago (it’s 42 degrees here right now; blah). So I thought it’d be fun to give you the 2015 summer reading list to get your BBQ, beach, flip-flop wearing season off to a bang. present to you the good and the bad. The Goldfinch.
    [Twitter] THOUGHTOGRAPHY: Be the Resource
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. When in Doubt, Ask a Librarian There was a time in my life, before Google became our “find” engine, that the local library and the wonderful person at the reference desk was a great resource. Not always quick, but correct. Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one. – Neil Gaiman While these days, Google – and perhaps even more so, YouTube – has become a resource for how-to information. Great resources. Quick answers. Not always correct, but quick.
    [Twitter] Press: BUILDUP Partners with Leading Tech Companies to Help Solve Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
    based 501(c)(3) non-profit teams with Twitter, TechCrunch, Uber, Google and Galvanize to produce a six-part technical workshop series to prepare individuals from underrepresented groups for careers in technology. The BUILDUP Technical Workshop Series will feature leaders from Google, TechCrunch, Uber, Twitter and Galvanize coaching attendees on pitching a startup, cyber security, building a minimum viable product (MVP), application program interfaces (APIs) and more. BUILDUP, a U.S. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 20, 2015 – BUILDUP a U.S. About BUILDUP. BUILDUP Fund, Inc. is a U.S.
    [Twitter] Announcing The BUILDUP Technical Workshops Series with Google, Twitter, UBER, Galvanize and TechCrunch
    Today BUILDUP is excited to announce a five week, six series technical workshop series with Google, Twitter, UBER, Galvanize and TechCrunch starting May 26th. The workshop series co-led by Google , TechCrunch , Uber , Twitter and Galvanize is targeted at individuals considering new careers in tech, launching a startup or building a product, or interested in attending a code school. June 17 – Twitter: Abuse and Diversity Online – Leslie Miley, Engineering Leader Specializing in Mobile and Web Development. Twitter. Click To Tweet. Design Thinking. Cyber Security.
    [Twitter] 3 Smart Thought Leadership Tips for Entrepreneurs
    They regularly post insightful articles to their own sites, comment on other peoples’ blogs, write opinions on LinkedIn  and  Medium , post presentations to SlideShare and have active Twitter profiles. If your Google presence looks a little weak, focus on amping up your blog and Twitter profile (remember that Google is bringing Twitter back into its search results). You can jam with her on Twitter at @mollyborchers. Guest Post by  Molly Borchers. Here’s a harsh truth: anyone who tells you “build it and they will come” is full of crap. Sorry, Field of Dreams.
    [Twitter] Storytelling For Startups
    twitter. advertisingpodcast audio blog blogging brand businessbook davidusher digitalmarketing digitalmarketingpodcast markevans marketing marketingpodcast mesh mirum mirumagency storytellingforstartups twitter  businesspodcastEpisode #462 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. first met Mark Evans close to fifteen years ago. We were both speaking during a three-day conference dedicated to corporate blogging. Yes, it was a long time ago. Long before social media was a channel. Enjoy the conversation. audio. blogging. brand.
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [Twitter] Google Now Showing Tweets
    When it was announced in February, we went to work integrating Twitter back into the search spectrum of content marketing strategies. “When tapping on a tweet in Google search, you’ll be taken directly to Twitter where you can view the Tweet and discover additional content,” Jana Messerschmidt, vice president of global business development & platform at Twitter said in a blog post. ” This will give the real-time power of Twitter that Google craves. This has been a long time coming. From a marketing perspective, the jury is still out.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Twitter] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #256
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another: The Crazy Connection Between Color And The Existence of Life - Mitch Kirby. The colors we see were driven by natural selection. Which happened because of the dangers we were looking out for, and the food we sought. Which has to be certain colors to turn sun into sugars. Alistair for Hugh).
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Twitter] Distinction Marketing: How to Attract Customers with Clarity
    Meet me over on  Twitter  to take the conversation further. Connect with Jeff on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  Facebook , and  Google+. Meet me over on Twitter to take the conversation further. Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ Community content marketing How-To Marketing Online Marketing Podcast Search Optimization Selling Small Business Social Business Social Media Success Trends Business Podcast customer service customers Distinction Institute distinction marketing Jeff Korhan Jim Rohn Scott McKain social mediaLighting Round Tips and Advice.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Twitter] New Dates and Ticket Pricing For Tech Inclusion Conference
    In the upcoming weeks we will announce more speakers to join the list from participating companies such as Google For Entrepreneurs, 500 Startups, Pinterest, Yelp and Twitter. One of the key visions behind the Tech Inclusion conference is to create an event that allows tech companies/startups, individuals, consultants, diverse communites/organizations and thought leaders to share their solutions, lesson learned and case studies around tech diversity and inclusion. We originally set an ambitious date of June 12-13th. TECH INCLUSION Conference, September 11-12th. Diversity Events Feature
    [Twitter] @MNBurgess Rutgers Executive Ed Interview on Social Brand Strategy #RBSEE #socialmedia
    Right away, I liked the opportunity that social media provided in the sense that I could choose both my level of engagement and where I engaged. I’ve found Twitter to be a tremendously versatile platform for sharing. Twitter highlights one of the things I appreciate most about social media as a marketer—specifically, the way it brings brands closer and closer to impacting the customer within a micro approach as opposed to a sweeping mass approach. You can’t treat Twitter like Facebook, YouTube like Periscope. Please tell me how you started out in Social Media?
    [Twitter] Brazil’s Social Media Boom: 10 Things Every Marketer Should Know
    Sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ (really, the entire Google world) are still blocked in China. The ultimate goal for any young social media program is to go global – to conquer an international market. But this is usually much easier said than done. Aside from all the legal, political, and logistical issues that could suffocate your efforts… there’s also the big issue of knowing where to commit your time, resources, and dollars. As nations around the world undergo digital transformations, the options available to brands proliferate. The 2016 Olympics.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Twitter] How Social Media Automation Can Encourage Engagement
    When talking about automation, social media gurus and consultants will offer the following reasons why there may be something wrong with automation: Bots, which are fake, automated Twitter accounts, attract bots, giving […] The post How Social Media Automation Can Encourage Engagement appeared first on Danny Brown - all rights reserved. When it comes to social media, there’s a widely held belief that automation is wrong and that all engagement should be human and one-to-one. Insights engagement social media automation
  • SOCIALFISH  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Twitter] How to Leverage Mobile Payments to Garner Customer Loyalty
    This technique isn’t exclusive to Twitter, either. This eliminates the risk that your non-Twitter clientele won’t opt into your incentive and gives everyone a chance to share. Mobile payments will reach $90 billion by 2017, according to Forrester. The ability to attract mobile customers isn’t just a matter of selling more products, however. It also can help form long-lasting loyalty between your organization and consumers (members and non-member customers). Here’s a round-up with some ideas: Use Pay with a Tweet. Open up Your Mobile Wallet. Geotarget Your Customers.
    [Twitter] COOL TOOL: Send to Kindle
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Some content is simply too long to read on your desktop. Maybe it’s the chair or the lighting. Maybe it’s a time issue. How about sending long articles or ebook you got for subscribing to your Kindle or Kindle App?  It’s easy. With Send to Kindle. The two ways I most often use the Send to Kindle tool : Long Articles – Epic content (long articles) that I know I will refer to or highlight a lot, I save right from my browser. I use the Send to Kindle Chrome extension (there is one for Firefox , too).
    [Twitter] Some thoughts on Facebook Instant Articles
    Facebook’s Instant Articles announcement last week was met with a array of different reactions on Twitter. Compare and contrast: Facebook instant articles vs Twitter link pic.twitter.com/IlNCg68fYw. — Matt Roper (@mattjroper) May 13, 2015. think capitulating to Facebook with Instant Articles is the media equivalent of becoming Vichy France. But perhaps I'm a little hardline. — Mic Wright. brokenbottleboy) May 13, 2015. If you work for ad-funded publisher, bbc news using instant articles is another kick in the face. How far will this go? social medi
  • IDACONCPTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Twitter] 5 Ways to Market Yourself as a Professional Online
    Twitter has grown into an amazingly large organization which handles millions of messages each day. Due to the nature of the Internet, people are able to network across great distances in order to create greater opportunities for themselves. The saying of, “it’s not what you know, but who you know” has never been more accurate thanks to digital communications. There are many ways you can market yourself as a professional online, which can lead to careers and connections you may never have thought possible. 1. Blogging. Professional Online Presence. Tweeting Updates.
    [Twitter] These Famous Residences Aren’t Shy of Social Media
    If you want to read the Pope’s latest thoughts, find him on Twitter. • You can also look to social media when visiting these landmarks, and find information on good times to visit, prices of admission, what you need to do in advance to get in, etc. • You can read other people’s social media reviews on visiting the famous landmarks of the world. Twitter – a realm for actual engagement. Social media is a great way to find out anything you want to know about famous and historic sites. How can people learn more of famous places using social media? The White House.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Twitter] Interview With a Small Business Owner Crushed by Google
    Of course, I use Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , Google Plus as well as more traditional offline marketing methods. I am working toward doing a much more intensive social media marketing campaign to go along with the marketing done with Google, Bing, Yahoo and other online resources. May is small business month, so as a follow-up to a blog post I wrote recently , I tracked this small business owner, Ira Zoot from TicketStub.com, and interviewed him. Mr. Zoot originally claimed that he, as a small business owner, has been crushed by Google. If so, how has it suffered? It’s not.
    [Twitter] Empowering employees to be brand ambassadors #amplifyfest #DW24 #DigitalWorkplace
    Imagine an online brand presence that extends far beyond a simple Facebook page or Twitter account and becomes an environment where professionals can collaborate in virtual hangouts, lead webinars and podcasts, and share behind-the-scenes peeks into exciting goings-on within the company. Social technologies have revolutionized the modern workplace, providing employees with new communication and data sharing tools that allow them to collaborate and interact in exciting new ways. The Important of Establishing Guardrails. And this engagement is essential. Join Me at the 2015 AMP Fest.
    You can put them on Social Media like Facebook, Twitter, on your Blogs, WebSites, on your EMail etc. You can put them on Social Media like Facebook, Twitter, on your Blogs, WebSites, on your EMail etc. So you can get people to Visit from your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn EMails and so on! You can put them on Social Media like Facebook, Twitter, on your Blogs, WebSites, on your EMail etc. So you can get people to Visit from your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn EMails and so on! This is called SECTION 1. This is called SECTION 2. Million Users! 2. Million Users!:
    [Twitter] Monday Roundup: Building Thought Leadership
    Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Monday Roundup: Building Thought Leadership. Building thought leadership is one of the primary reasons companies engage in PR, so that’s our editorial theme this month (in case you hadn’t noticed). But who exactly are “thought leaders” and why is this so important? Thought leaders are not only the go-to people in their industry, but those who move and inspire others in their field. Becoming a recognized thought leader can attract new business, boost sales, and make you indispensable to your client base. Have a look-see. 1. 
  • SOCIALFISH  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Twitter] Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation
    Do they want to host a Twitter chat or other social media activity inside the community? This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community.  I’m excited to share them here for you over the next few months! Check out the other good stuff over on Higher Logic too. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount. Contact me for details! This generation learned early on they can do it themselves.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Twitter] 6 Ways to Make a Good Impression on Facebook
    Here are some pages I visit daily and Twitter handles I follow: Blogs: Social Media Examiner. Next, I’ll be back to discuss Twitter strategy and provide a few useful tips on growing your Twitter community. Now that I’ve used a poker analogy to sell you on  committing to your paid social strategy  and made the case for  strategically growing your Facebook community , I wouldn’t want to leave you hanging by not explaining how you can turn those likes and followers into something tangible. So, without further ado, let’s get to it! Hone Your Craft. Social Media Today. PR Daily.
    [Twitter] METHOD: Too Long; Didn’t Read (TL;DR) – Epic Content
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. There is some truth, I suppose, to the practice and success of writing “epic” content. recently asked someone to define “epic content” as best as they could. Their answer: TL;DR. Slang for Too Long; Didn’t Read. I’m not sure how epic any content truly is if it can be defined as “too long, didn’t read”, though most content of epic proportions probably is long. Some say a good, quality piece of content is 1,500 words. As a reader, as a writer, and as a coach. never print!
    [Twitter] DEVOTIONAL: Give Me The Bible
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Each Sunday afternoon on this site, we share a short devotional message.  If this kind of post is of no interest to you, feel free to skip it and return on Monday. As we pointed out earlier , our post will close with a hymn or spiritual. Give Me The Bible. heard the story once of a young man taking a long trip. His suitcase was already pretty full when a friend asked what else needed to be packed. His His friend looked at the suitcase and wondered if there was room for anything more. Consider leaving a comment! Conversations
    [Twitter] Week in Review: Posts and LIFT Shares, May 10 – 16, 2015
    Week in Review  May 10 – 16, 2015: Posts and Podcasts from  ConverStations , Armchair Articulations , and LIFT resources shared on Twitter ( @mikesansone ): This Week on ConverStations. LIFT Resources Shared on Twitter This Week. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. METHOD: 75% About the Customer. WHY: Providing Signal by Prefixing Headlines. PERSEVERE: Climbing to the Top. GUEST: Does Your Business Have a Disaster Preparedness Plan? GUEST: Benefits of Crowdfunding Campaigns – Even if they Fail. IMPROVE : 3.5 Consider leaving a comment!
  • PAMORAMA  |  SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015
    [Twitter] 15 Fantastic Books on Social Media Marketing
    New features are constantly being added to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, all of which increase your daily responsibilities as a marketer. He examines newly-popular tools such as infographics and photo-sharing using Pinterest and Instagram, and delivers expanded information on social media such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 3.  Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer. Do you want to learn more about social media marketing? You’re not alone. 15 Must-Read Social Media Marketing Books 1.  It’s not easy, but it’s easier than you think. 6. 
    [Twitter] WATCH: Creating and Capturing Creativity in LIFT Clips 05/16/15
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. We are always looking for ways to give small business owners a boost using  the LIFT acronym. Here Here are a few videos that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. LEARN – Recording Your Screen. IMPROVE – YouTube Creativity Tips. FIND FLOW – Track All of Your YouTube Subscriptions. THINK – Creativity Under Pressure. — As a youth, Saturdays were filled with visual candy of cartoons in the morning and movie matinees in the afternoon. your presence or practice. 
    [Twitter] #LetsAskNancy: Lawyers, Why Should You Publish Your Content On Other Sites?
    On social media in small doses, such as on Twitter where you are limited to only a few characters [yes, it is possible to distill what you’ve created in only a few characters, trust me]? What is even more important is that you are taking the time to offer this content in ways that benefit your clients, and that you are making it easier for them to find the help they need…from you! [ If you have a question you’d like to be considered for #LetsAskNancy, feel free to leave it in the comments below, on Twitter using the hashtag #LetsAskNancy, or via my  email ….thanks!
    [Twitter] GUEST: Benefits of Crowdfunding Campaigns – Even if they Fail
    well-placed story on Twitter can generate an avalanche of re-Tweets, connecting you with investors that are normally out of your reach. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Written by Neil Adams The concept of crowdfunding is gaining more and more popularity these days. Although it has been around for a while, it is relatively new industry for many consumers, especially outside of the United States. It can be defined as the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, usually via the Internet.
    [Twitter] Don’t Let Social Media Age You
    Chances are most of your friends are already using social sites like Facebook and Twitter on a regular basis, so adopting a social mindset won’t be much of a challenge. Once you find one or two fitness sites you like, you can find and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Like most men, you’re probably trying to avoid the thought of middle age. Fortunately, there are ways you can feel younger and it all starts with social media. Social media is a great place to stay up to speed on what’s trending in men’s fashion and fitness. Social Forums.
    [Twitter] ICYMI – Swarm, @twitterfood, Instant Articles and Net A Porter
    Twitter launches @twitterfood. Here’s my weekly round-up of things you need to know and might have missed this last week in the world of digital PR and social media. Want this in your inbox each week?  Subscribe here. Swarm updates with a new version on the way too. Facebook and Nokia do map deal. Foursquare targets businesses with location cloud. Snapchat allows you to send Discover clips to friends. IBM announces marketing deal with Facebook. Facebook announces Instant Articles. Linkedin adds Analytics to its publishing platform. Image credit. icymi
    [Twitter] My Oscar Moment: the 2015 Matrix Awards
    That’s how I got involved with measurement, that’s how I got into social media (I’ve told you how much I detested Twitter when it first came out , haven’t I?), and that is how I come to be living this extremely blessed life that I have – for which I am so very, very grateful. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn My Oscar Moment: the 2015 Matrix Awards. This past Wednesday I received what is possibly the greatest honor of my career to date: the Association of Women in Communication, D.C. Chapter, presented me with the 2015 Matrix Award. Deborah Tannen. 
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015
    [Twitter] Should you Buy Retweets? The Pros and Cons
    Every time you have a decision to make about how you’re going to grow your Twitter account, and your overall presence, is important. This psychological concept applies directly to Twitter, and whether you should buy retweets, as well. specific tweet with few retweets, or accounts that don’t have much retweet action overall, can be ignored and never retweeted. I’m sure everyone on Twitter has ignored an account just because of its low numbers. Twitter account with fewer retweets, regardless of how they get them, grow slower than those that do. You look right too.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015
    [Twitter] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Bill Smith
    Where You Can Find Bill Smith You can find Bill on Twitter , LinkedIn , Instagram , and on his photography blog. By Gini Dietrich I first met Bill Smith  when I taught a class (via Skype) for Martin Waxman and then, like a good student, he came around these parts and built a relationship with all of us. Bill is a marketing communications professional who has an expertise in social media. He is the IABC/Toronto social media manager. And he is a fine art photographer. What is the Biggest Mistake You’ve Made in Your Career? Moral of the story, trust your gut. No, I would not.
    [Twitter] GUEST: Does Your Business Have a Disaster Preparedness Plan?
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Written by Brittni Brown A growing small business is a time consuming, yet rewarding, endeavor that is often the result of the owner’s hard work and sacrifice. With a plethora of daily and weekly tasks at hand – such as approving timecards, managing employees, maintaining a social media presence, and balancing budgets – it can be hard to find time to prepare for the future, let alone the unexpected. Unexpected disasters happen. Unfortunately, the vast majority of small businesses are not prepared for them. The U.S.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [Twitter] Nail this to get more readers for your blog
    For instance my blog, ‘What Does FF Mean on Twitter” regularly pulls in 1000s of visits a month because it’s a keyword term that people actually type into Google Search. There are some people’s blog you’ll read no matter what (like mine, right?!). You know that you’ll either A) enjoy or B) get value from what they write. Ideally, you’ll get both. How did I get here?! But what about those other articles you read online? Something you may have had little or no interest in previously? Why are you reading it? The headline. Which type are you? million results! But, NO!
    [Twitter] Affordable Loans Mean More Socialization
    They can see how customers rate businesses on Facebook and Twitter and how the business interacts with customers – which help evaluate success. Loans – no one wants them, but many often need them. It can be tricky, though, finding the best loan providers and the best terms. Did you ever think to look towards social media to get your facts in order before seeking a loan? If not, you may want to consider it. Different Kinds of Loans. People seek loans for a variety of reasons. Some need a loan for a new house or a new car. More People Taking out Loans. Check out the providers.
    [Twitter] With Instant Articles, Facebook Shows Us What Paper Was For
    More specifically, Paper engineer Ben Cunningham revealed on Twitter that Instant Articles makes use of a tool called AsyncDisplayKit that’s responsible for making Paper’s complex user interface so quick and responsive by tapping into the iPhone’s multi-core processors. WIRED – Facebook Paper was a strange thing. After its release early last year, the  extravagant news-reading smartphone app  that  unbundled  the News Feed from the rest of Facebook quickly faded from view. But now it’s paying dividends—at least for Facebook. But it makes good sense for Facebook. The Facebook Way.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [Twitter] Preaching to Our Choirs and Setting Up Blinders for All Else
    There's a lesser-used feature in TweetDeck, which enables you to view a Twitter stream through the eyes of another user, surfacing public tweets from accounts they follow. During the Baltimore riots, while a huge portion of Twitter's audience was living through the accounts through the news media, or sharing their experiences about race and police, the Silicon Valley tech bubble largely stayed silent, as if there were two different worlds that didn't connect. Filters Silicon Valley TweetDeck TwitterBut it goes beyond picking a side in a discussion. Or race. Or Ferguson.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [Twitter] Make Your Website Living with These Five Elements
    company with hundreds of Facebook likes and thousands of Twitter followers should share that information in a prominent place such as the website’s home page. Consider contributing to at least two of the big three (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) on a regular basis, then add something unique, such as Tumblr, Pinterest, or Google+, depending on your individual preference. By Willy Gissen. If you last updated your website a few years ago, you should reevaluate your company needs because business sites have been evolving as rapidly as other technological and social media platforms.
    [Twitter] Team up the 1-2 Punch of SMS Marketing and Social Media
    With Facebook and Twitter, all potential followers have to do is friend or follow your business. When it comes to marketing matches made in heaven, social media and SMS marketing prove quite a pair. Whether you are pitching a new product or simply spreading the word about your business, using social media and SMS marketing can make a huge difference. Here are just a few ways the SMS/social 1-2 punch can benefit your marketing campaigns: Marketing Synergy. Are you trying to decide whether to pour all of your marketing energy into social media or SMS? Why not choose both? Sharing Links.
    [Twitter] PERSEVERE: Climbing To the Top
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” ~ Vince Lombardi Climbing to the Top It’s not about the rat race or maddening crowd. It’s It’s not about looking behind you to see who’s catching up. It really has little to do with others. It’s about becoming the best you possible. Growth. Perseverance. The climb, at times, is hard and grueling. The view from the top, the feeling of victory in overcoming, is exhilarating. Keep climbing. Consider leaving a comment!
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
    [Twitter] The Four Skills Digital Marketers Need Today
    Ten percent of the businesses I looked at cite a requirement for social media experience among applicants, and that experience needs to go far beyond keeping up an active personal Twitter account. Develop site-specific and interactive content : Are you posting the same things to Twitter as you are to LinkedIn? By Avi Levine We all know that marketing is changing, and businesses are taking note of the move online, which requires the need for digital marketers. Are you keeping up? The numbers I’ve seen show what skills are most valuable—and it’s no surprise that they’re all digital.
    [Twitter] Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community
    Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community. Hey there, #WUL. Long time no see! I’ve been a bit busy lately, and the reason I have been so busy serves as the inspiration for this post. In October of last year, I launched an online community called Agree, Disagree, or Qualify. Agree, Disagree, or Qualify ( ADQ ) is a closed group for open minds dedicated to rigorously testing claims in concert with the values of free expression, eager education, and utmost respect. Building an online community doesn’t happen overnight. ” 1.
    [Twitter] WHY: Providing Signal by Prefixing Headlines
    In blog post titles and sharing resources on Twitter, I’m using a one- or two-word phrase, in caps, to signal what the piece is about or what can be expected. For example, a recent blog post title reads, “ METHOD: Before Following on Twitter ,” a piece describing the method I use and teach others to decide whether to follow someone on Twitter. For several months, I’ve been sharing resources on Twitter, using the acronym LIFT (Learn; Improve; Flow; Think) introducing a headline. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+.
  • JANET FOUTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Twitter] Easy guide to the Periscope video streaming app
    You don’t have to use Twitter to join Periscope. still recommend it if you have a Twitter acct as Periscope can leverage the social graph to spread the word about your video stream, but if you don’t have a Twitter account you can simply sign up with just a mobile phone number. Sign in with your Twitter acct (preferred) or your mobile phone number. You are not required to use your Twitter handle but if you have a following there it’s a good idea. You followed them on Twitter so they are probably a good choice right? Get to the how-to.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Twitter] 4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Domain Name
    Doing Google, Bloglovin’, Facebook, and Twitter searches for the blog name or URL you want will turn up all the people currently blogging under that name. Chat with her on Twitter  @veggie_mama  or be entertained on  Facebook. When there’s more than 284 million registered domain names online, you’re going to want yours to stand out. But you also want to be easily remembered, have a URL that accurately describes your business, and it would help if it ranks well in Google. Right? Right. It’s very easy to buy a domain name that you come to regret later.
    [Twitter] Do You Use Relationship Marketing When Trying to Reach Contractors?
    Be helpful and positive in all interactions – whether it’s on Twitter, Facebook or your blog…always be helpful, positive and upbeat. By John Sonnhalter, Rainmaker Journeyman at Sonnhalter. I’ve always been a big believer in relationship selling. After all, we usually buy stuff from people we know, like and trust. Agree? So why not take that to another step in the selling process by using the same principles to your marketing efforts? This is especially true now that content and content marketing is such a big part of everyone’s overall strategy.
  • FEVER BEE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Twitter] The Rising Star
    You can't afford to have a bad day. A bad day can blow up the community (we see this on Twitter often).  If you have a growing audience, you're becoming a rising star. When that happens, you might be tempted to turn that audience into a community. People join to engage with you and each other. At  At least that's the theory.    Too frequently, they come more to engage with just you. You're famous and people are attracted to BIRG (bask in reflected glory). That's dangerous for both you, them, and the community concept. 
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Twitter] Social Media and Why You Can’t MYOB
    For me, personally, I use Facebook and Twitter as a way to keep in touch with people that are far away, to post the occasional status when something important happens or something bothers me, and to look at the wide array of pictures my friends are posting. When I was a kid, my mother was constantly hissing “MYOB” in my ear. I was a curious child, and very much enjoyed eavesdropping on adult conversations, and if my mother told me to go watch the Disney channel, I was sure to be found elsewhere trying to hear something I shouldn’t. Are we all too nosy? This concerned me.
    [Twitter] Turn Those “Likes” Into Cash, How To Use Social Media To Make Money
    You want to establish a brand using Facebook fan pages, and connect with your audience with a funny but also insightful blog, while also being available on linked in with all your professional qualifications, and reaching out to people on twitter and on and on and on. One of the cool things about Twitter and Facebook is that they allow you to reach out to your existing contacts as you create your account. Now obviously Amanda has a huge amount of followers but even if you only have 2-3 thousand you can be making an extra 2-3k a month on twitter just from affiliates.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Twitter] Memes: Tips to Help Them Go Viral
    By Elizabeth Victor You may have noticed that your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media feeds have been dominated by images for the past year and a half. Many of them are memes—images or short videos combined with text that often depict a popular celebrity, figure, or phrase. Grumpy Cat , Bad Luck Brian , and Success Kid are all viral memes that have been remixed over and over again. Memes may seem like frivolous Internet fun, but they can be powerful viral marketing tools. But first you have to make a meme that your audience wants to share. Take The Walking Dead as an example.
    [Twitter] Health Care Needs Digital Marketing
    For instance, that rash of Twitter users doing the Popeye pose is part of the 2015 #StrongArmSelfie campaign — an effort to raise awareness for colorectal cancer screening. The #StrongArmSelfie hashtag has been used more than 11,000 times across social platforms (3,600+ on Twitter & 6,900 engagements on related posts on Facebook). “We know that the consumer experience today starts online. Consumers check out symptoms, providers, and treatments, often before even seeing a provider, and in fact, a significant amount of consumers self-diagnose. ” .
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Twitter] Are You Living In A (Filter) Bubble?
    Basically, we shifted from a world where Yahoo and AOL were our homepage (curated by editors) to a place where Facebook and Twitter are our homepage (a place where we, mostly, see what our family and friends think). twitter. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. and make money. It does.
    [Twitter] Why Yik Yak Makes Sense to Me and Snapchat Doesn’t
    Is Snapchat a zeitgeist, a reaction to the over-indexing of Twitter and Instagram by companies and data spiders? Yik Yak has received a lot of media attention as of late , most of it negative from fearful adults. One psychiatrist [on Fox News] called it the most dangerous form of social media. Funny. Yik Yak offers the most obvious form of social media to me, much more so than other youth-driven apps like Snapchat. Yes, the critics are right. It allows people to be as mean as they want to be without repercussion, and that’s why everyone is afraid of it. And Then There Is SnapChat.
    [Twitter] METHOD: 75% About the Customer
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Related Stories METHOD: Before Following on Twitter Why Images Work: 10 Reasons Visuals Make Good Content Why Lists Work – 10 Reasons Listicles Are Good Content Learning from Social Media’s Role in Healthcare Informatics. “ I’m tired of posting the same stuff all the time, ” he said. “ I’m sure folks are tired of looking at them, too. ” That’s what a small-town business owner recently told me as our conversation turned to social media updates. Click To Tweet.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Twitter] Live Events: Delivering the Social Media Marketing World Experience
    Meet me over on  Twitter  to take the conversation further. You can reach Phil on Facebook and on Twitter @Phil_Mershon. Connect with Jeff on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  Facebook , and  Google+. Meet me over on Twitter to take the conversation further. This is Episode 40 of  This Old New Business  weekly  business podcast with Jeff Korhan. If you are considering hosting your own live events, and even if you are not but instead want to learn new insights for planning and delivering an exceptional customer experience , then you will want to listen to this episode.
    [Twitter] Devotional: Prayer Block?
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Such great faith is present as birds sing before sunrise. Do birds get chirper’s block? How do they know what to sing? In the midst of a spiritual journey, I’m taking part in The 100 Day Project , inspired by Elle Luna and The Great Discontent. At the outset, I knew the project would take a great commitment, a great discomfort. My project: Write a love note to God each day. For 100 days. Poetry. Way out of my comfort zone.  Love Aware is the name of my project. Let tomorrow be written tomorrow. Rely on God, not self.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015
    [Twitter] 3 Content Tweaks to Increase Your Blog Traffic without Spending a Penny
    Follow him on his blog Writing My Destiny , Twitter , and Google+. This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. Who doesn’t like more traffic? Not matter how many monthly blog visitors you have, you still want more. Because more traffic means more opportunities to build relationships, generate leads, close deals and make money. However, the problem with most of the conventional traffic generation advice is that it’s either too expensive or it’s just simply outdated, ineffective and useless. But what if you need something to create an immediate impact? Use Relevant Long-tail Keywords.
    [Twitter] Week in Review: Posts and LIFT Shares, May 3 – 9, 2015
    Week in Review  May 3 – 9, 2015: Posts and Podcasts from  ConverStations , Armchair Articulations , and LIFT resources shared on Twitter ( @mikesansone ): This Week on ConverStations. METHOD: Before Following on Twitter. LIFT Resources Shared on Twitter This Week. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Why Repetition Works: 10 Reasons to Repeat Good Content. Small Forward Movements. Businesses You Should Be Following on Facebook. How Small Businesses Can Save Money. Lots of How in LIFT Clips 05/09/15. How Getting Stuck Leads to Progress.
    [Twitter] Lots of How in LIFT Clips 05/09/15
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. We are always looking for ways to give small business owners a boost using  the LIFT acronym. Here Here are a few videos that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. LEARN – How to Begin Your Presentation IMPROVE – Fix Your Writing FIND FLOW – To Be More Focused, Get Dsitracted THINK – Learn How to Say No – As a youth, Saturdays were filled with visual candy of cartoons in the morning and movie matinees in the afternoon. your presence or practice.  LIFT Clip
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015
    [Twitter] Name Game: How to Target and Achieve Ideal Results
    Meet me over on  Twitter  to take the conversation further. Connect with Jeff on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  Facebook , and  Google+. One of the most underrated techniques for attracting virtually any business objective is the combined practice of seeing and naming the desired ideal results. This simple practice makes the goal or objective tangible, real, and therefore, attainable. First See It. Seeing helps you ignore or remove what is unnecessary. While this may seem like visualization, it’s actually a proven technique for creating a space for new possibilities. Then Name It.
    [Twitter] Don’t Retire on Social Media and Ruin Your Future
    In the event you are starting a family and thinking about saving for college versus retirement plans, hashtag that on twitter to get both sides of the argument. Twitter – Not only can you find answers to specific questions by using hashtags, you can also follow your favorites and trusted sources to see any new information, press releases and insight. Often big names will have question/answer sessions on Twitter where they’ll answer direct questions that you submit. Retirement may seem like a way off. Maybe it is. Maybe it’s not. So we do it ourselves.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015
    [Twitter] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #255
    have a better idea: let's ask authors to stop writing books and get better at Twitter and Snapchat. Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. twitter. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another: The Policy Machine - Slate. "As we automate more of our lives, machines and the algorithms that drive them make more and more decisions. Alistair for Hugh). Working moms?
    [Twitter] How Small Businesses can Save Money
    You can connect with Felix on Google Plus or Twitter. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Written by Felix Tarcomnicu The definition of what constitutes a “small business” varies from country to country. In the United States, the definition of small business is determined by the US Small Business Administration and depends on the industry, the number of employees and total gross receipts per year. In Australia, a small business is an enterprise that employs less than 20 people. regular office employee will start out at a minimum of $ 20 per hour.
    [Twitter] Investing in Social Media Pays Financial Dividends
    Thanks to pertinent social sites like Twitter, you can keep track of developing investment opportunities from companies themselves. Whether it’s an emerging business venture or new company that’s a potential investment opportunity, Twitter is a great place to keep track of the movers, shakers, and up-and-comers. By following these columnists on sites like Facebook and Twitter, you’ll stay up to date on the most important investment news available. Here are just a few ways social media can help with your investment endeavors: Investment Advice.
    [Twitter] Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: #thoughtfulgifting
    Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: #thoughtfulgifting. No matter how old we are, I think we’re all momma’s girls (and boys) at heart. And when thousands of miles separate you, I’m really grateful for the technology that allows me to stay close to my own momma. Between recovery and traveling to Portland yesterday (I know! just had surgery last week!), it’s been pretty hectic for me. thought about trying to write something connected to Deflategate , but a) it would have been a stretch, and b) I really don’t care about Tom Brady.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015
    [Twitter] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jamie Rutter
    You can find Jamie on Facebook , Twitter ,   Instagram , Google+ , and  LinkedIn.  . By Gini Dietrich. At least a hundred years ago, I walked into Lightspan Digital and found Spin Sucks sitting on the desk of every employee (OK, so it was last year). What an ego boost! To say I was pleasantly surprised is putting it mildly. This was all the doing of one Jamie Rutter (with a little help from boss, Mana Ionescu). She made sure everyone at least scanned the book and she took photos of the book in different parts of their office. like her because she’s smart and H-I-larious. Hating.
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015
    [Twitter] How to Start your Social Media Strategy
    Do they have live Twitter feeds? smart social media strategy may be to boost your audience numbers with a Twitter follower, YouTube Subscriber, or Pinterest Follower package that boosts your numbers up high enough to convince new potential audience members that you’re worth paying attention to. Twitter: Is also visual and will benefit from the same approach as Facebook above. Facebook Pinterest Twitter YouTubeYour social media strategy is what is going to separate you from the average user who just tweets, shares, and comments whenever they feel like it.
    [Twitter] 5 Businesses You Should Be Following on Facebook
    You can connect with her on Twitter  @amthewriter Note:  Occasionally, this site will publish a post by a guest author if the content, links, and purpose is to assist small businesses in building a better presence online or offline. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Related Stories METHOD: Before Following on Twitter Why Images Work: 10 Reasons Visuals Make Good Content Why Lists Work – 10 Reasons Listicles Are Good Content Learning from Social Media’s Role in Healthcare Informatics. million Facebook likes. million supporters.
    [Twitter] Social Media Updates: April
    Twitter Updates Direct Message : Twitter has changed the way in which direct messaging works. Things happening at breakneck speed in technology these days, and social media service providers are doing their best to vie for the most popular, most innovative and most highly sought-after spot among their users. Here are the most important social media updates that you might have missed in April……. Facebook Messenger Introduces Video Calling :   Now you can not only instant message people, but you can have one-on-one conversations with people who matter. There you have it!
    [Twitter] @BlueFocus announces Top 50 Twitter #EmployeeSEAL 2015 Award #Leadership
    The #EmployeeSEAL honorees are business men and women who are active, engaging and respected on Twitter and within their organizations—and who meet the following requirements: Must regularly produce some form of business-related online content (i.e., must have at least 200 followers on Twitter). Over the past few months, we’ve collected your nominations via Twitter and our website and tallied them up.  We also tapped industry leaders for their recommendations.  . We are proud to announce the winners of the first annual #EmployeeSEAL Awards. Natanya Anderson   @NatanyaP  .
    [Twitter] Audi Ireland Runs Risky Twitter Campaign
    One quick glance at Audi Ireland’s Twitter activity recently could have had many in an uproar. Instead, the company is being praised by some for their most recent Twitter campaign that uses ‘ #WomenDrivers ‘ with images of crashed vehicles, parking mishaps, and more. Should the posts have been promoted through paid Twitter advertisement? In the Media Online marketing Online Reputation Management Public Relations Social Media Social Media for Business Social Media News Strategic Social Media Twitter YouTube audi ireland social media campaign women drivers
    [Twitter] Five Essential Steps to Removing a Google Manual Penalty
    Follow Nick on Twitter @nickchef88. This is a guest contribution from Nick Chowdrey. Google takes webspam very seriously. The search giant currently sends over 400,000 messages a month to webmasters, warning them that their site performance could be at risk due to a manual Google penalty. But what exactly are these manual penalties, and what can you do should you receive one of these notifications? Number of manual penalties issued per month. Via Google.com. Google’s webspam team is split into two divisions: algorithmic and manual. Link discovery. Link classification.
    [Twitter] Small Forward Movements
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. “There is nothing about your present circumstances which prevents you from making progress – even if but one small forward movement at a time.” ” I hear it often, some version of this crutch: “Where do I start?” ” With the first step. Or the next step. small step. Put your shoes on? Results don’t come on their own. Even if you outsource the work, you have to pick up the phone or send and email. Are you feeling stuck? Don’t know where to start? Make Repeat.
    [Twitter] New Learning App For Kids With Special Needs
    Connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube  . STOP SEARCHING – START EDUCATING! SpedEdTech, a California-based company, released a new app designed to help special needs students, their teachers and therapists, and their parents. Downloaded to  iPads,  the SmartEdApp provides a library of educator-selected activities for individualized student learning, tracks student progress, allows sharing goals and results with an entire IEP team, and integrates with the school’s existing Apple technology. Find out more about SmartEdTech at www.smartedtech.com.
    [Twitter] Hey, Where Did All My Online Friends & Connections Go?
    Remember that passionate follower of yours on Twitter that shared everything you wrote? Then one day, it could be a week, 6 months, or 2 years, we see that person float by in our newsfeed, or on Twitter, or commenting in one of our shared LinkedIn groups, or because someone else mentioned them, and we think: “What happened to her? Remember that new connection you made on LinkedIn that seemed interested in what you had to post? Remember that friend that went out of his way to like everything you wrote on Facebook? The Reality. We don’t connect any more. What Do You Do?
    [Twitter] Marketing Twitter
    It's hard to imagine a brand not seeing Twitter as an opportunity to share and connect with customers and potential customers. It's near-impossible to find any semblance of a marketing campaign that hasn't attached itself to some kind of hashtag or Twitter call-out. Some might argue that Twitter is less about communication these days, and much more about a place to share information (a micro-broadcasting platform instead of a micro-blogging platform). At the very least, Twitter continues to be an amazing, public water cooler of information, links and consumer insights.
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