[Twitter] 5 Surefire Success Tips for the Modern Entrepreneur
    From viral videos to Twitter networking, the social web offers plenty of opportunities for hungry entrepreneurs to skyrocket sales overnight. 'Whether you’re exploring new territory or reinventing the wheel with an SMB, entrepreneurship has definitely changed in recent years. In many ways, entrepreneurs have never had it better. While starting a business is never easy, it can be made far less painful nowadays if you understand the current lay of the land. Certain contemporary entrepreneurial habits have proven themselves to be more effective than others. Make Your Mission Social.
    [Twitter] The Important Role Of Social Influencers
    According to the PokerStars Social Power Table the pair have almost 400,000 Twitter followers between them, both with a social authority over 65 meaning they have highly engaging accounts. It’s that speeding up of word-of-mouth, Jane could have thousands of followers on Twitter, who are more likely to trust her opinion of washing up liquid than Ariel USA’s opinion for example. '(Image URL: [link]. It’s pretty much common knowledge that we’re more likely to trust word-of-mouth than an advert on television. The customer is the most powerful tool in marketing. Image URL: [link].
    [Twitter] How to make 8 pieces of content from 1 piece of content
    We of course also promote each episode on Facebook (usually organic, occasionally paid); Twitter, Linkedin, and G +, where we’ve had very good success with the show due to the integration with Youtube. 'I’m nearing episode 70 of my near-daily video show, Jay Today. Three times each week (except holiday weeks) I publish 3-minute videos about business, marketing, social media, and life. Of all the content we create here at Convince & Convert, the Jay Today videos are among the strongest performers, especially on Facebook. Why Commit to Shooting 3 Videos EVERY Week? 14.95).
    [Twitter] 2015 Social Media Predictions
    Someone Will Want to  Buy Twitter Followers. Social Media Trends 2015 social media ello facebook future of social media Snapchat social media predictions Twitter yo 'By Eleanor Pierce. It’s officially been snowing on much of the Arment Dietrich staff for weeks. American Thanksgiving is tomorrow. The days are getting painfully short. All this? It means the year 2015 is headed our way pretty quickly, whether we like it or not. Social Media Predictions. can’t let this crystal ball (sure, I have one!) go to waste. might as well get those social media predictions done. Sexting ?
    [Twitter] Tricks to Get the Right Twitter Handle
    'In a world stuffed full of social media, Twitter is still in lane of its own. Twitter handles are also limited. Avoid the latter with these Twitter handle tips. Twitter is all about meeting new people and interacting with them. Since Twitter moves as the speed of 140 characters, it’s smart to get that part out of the way right up front. Well, PromoPete is a perfect Twitter name for you. Twitter idolizes the short, the brief, and the pithy. So try not to make long Twitter handles. Twitter spam is rampant. Oh and your name is Pete.
    [Twitter] How to Winterize Your Public Relations Plan
    When considering goals, don’t think in terms of earning five more placements than last year, or gaining more followers on Twitter. 'By Anthony Hardman. Winter is coming (or maybe it’s already here for some of you). Where I’m from (Cleveland, Ohio), that means it’s time to check my car battery, replace tires, and make sure everything checks out under the hood. Much like taking care of a vehicle, it also means now is the time for PR pros to dust off their strategic plans and give them a much needed tune-up. Well, there are several steps you can take to ensure success.
    [Twitter] 5 Sources of Ideas for My Blog Posts
    looked back over the previous years of tweets from my ProBlogger twitter account to find the most retweeted and liked updates – which then became a blog post. Talks/Presentations/Twitter Chats. Another example of this is a post I wrote here on ProBlogger recently titled – How to Build a Blog Worth Monetizing – in which I shared a series of tweets from a Twitter Chat that I’d co hosted (the #BlogChat twitter chat). 'On a recent webinar over at ProBlogger.com I was asked by John: “Where do you get your ideas for blog posts?” Genera
    [Twitter] How To Write A Post That Will Rock Your Facebook
    Unlike Twitter, shortened URL’s on Facebook result in 3 times less reader engagement. There is a difference in how a hashtag is used on Twitter and on Facebook – they don’t serve the same purpose or function. On Twitter, a hashtag is a tool used to search for information. 'Guest post by Cari Bennette. ————-. Are you getting the kind of response you want from your Facebook posts? You know, the kind where you get lots of reader engagement, ‘likes’ and clicks on your calls to action? Interested? Then please, read on… Some Facebook Posting Basics.
    [Twitter] Giving a Gift of Growth
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'As part of the season of thanks and giving, consider gifting your favorite small business owner a gift of growth. On December 23, 2014 we will award five business owners with a 3-month subscription to SubCLUBs. Each month the winners will receive. report on their current web and social media status, access to premium content, 90 minutes of one-on-one coaching calls, members-only discounts on any project work from the SmallBiz Tracks team. You can nominate as many business owners as you want – even yourself!
    [Twitter] Should You Care About Losing Blog Subscribers?
    After all, anyone can click a link on Facebook or Twitter and come over to read your stuff. Maybe. It depends. know – crappy answer, right? But each one can be applied to the question of losing blog subscribers and whether you should care or not. After all, as bloggers, we’re more often than not told that “it’s all about the list”. This usually refers to an email list, and why building one is important for your blog’s growth. m not going to get into the “do I need a list or not?” question – there are plenty of other blog posts dedicated to that topic already. Let’s dig in.
    [Twitter] How to Use Google in the Most Unusual Way to Make Your Self-Editing Faster, and Better
    Shout this out on Twitter? 'This is a guest contribution from Karol K. You can read the first and second post in this mini series here and here. … “[.] then the evening came and she found herself sitting by the drawing board again, trying to [.]“ “ Um … wait a minute, is it “sitting by the drawing board” or “sitting at the drawing board” ? Damn it, I never remember, and both sound okay to me! How do I check this?! … Oh, the struggles of every blogger attempting to edit their own work. There’s really no end to this craze.
    [Twitter] Facebook Says Thanks, FB Techwire, Contributor By Google, Amazon Goes Streaming And Twitter Goes Full Boar On Search.
    Have you ever tried to search on Twitter for something you (or someone you know Tweeted)? Twitter is now allowing us to search all public tweets that go back to its launch. twitter. amazon bell chom977fm chomfm ctrlaltdelete ctrlaltdeletewithmitchjoel digitalmedia facebook facebooksaythanks fbtechwire google googlecontributor guestcontributor heatherbackman mashable montrealradio morningshow morningsrockwithterryandheatherb netflix radiosegment radiostation rogers shaw shomi socialmedia soundcloud techmeme technology terrydimonte theonion twitter morning show. shomi.
    [Twitter] Monday Roundup: Thanksgiving
    Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Monday Roundup: Thanksgiving. 'This Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the U.S. So this week, we’re featuring seven posts from around the web that put the spotlight on the holiday, how it’s been impacted in modern times, and giving thanks. Image: DVIDSHUB via Flickr, CC 2.0. Are We Seeing the Slow Death of Thanksgiving? Why: Has the Thanksgiving holiday become less significant in today’s fast-paced, consumer-driven society? Laura Click  explores this trend in her Thanksgiving post from last year. Why: What are you thankful for?
    [Twitter] Peer-to-peer payments come to Snapchat but what are the implications for retail banks?
    In a previous blog, FreshMinds explored attempts by Twitter and Facebook to introduce micro-payments features; more recently, a series of leaked screenshots suggest that Facebook may be about to introduce a peer-to-peer payments service to its Messenger app. 'The trend towards increased peer-to-peer payments has reached a new milestone with news that social network Snapchat is partnering with Square , a payment processing provider, to allow users to send money to friends. There are two interesting insights here for the financial services sector. appeared first on FreshMinds.
    [Twitter] Making Sense of Social Media Analytics
    You can follow Maggie on Twitter at Maggielmcg or connect on LinkedIn ). 'Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks. At the beginning of October, I had the pleasure of finally going to (or at least *near*) Boston for the first time in my (long) life to present about social media analytics at NESAE’s Technology Conference. It’s a topic that I think is really important for associations, yet also a challenge for them. The good news is that this is partly because associations seem to have mostly moved beyond the “should we be doing social media?” ———-.
    [Twitter] The Grateful Challenge
    The crazy friends I’ve made out there in the digital world—those I run into at conferences and those I just see on The Facebook or The Twitters. 'By Gini Dietrich Last week, Jennifer Devitt emailed me and issued a challenge. She reminded me that, last year, I did the 82 Things I Love challenge. The idea is to list as many things that you love in just 10 minutes, with the hopes that you can get to 99 (I suppose you also have to be able to type  really fast). It was during Thanksgiving week and Jen thought we should do it again, with a twist. So here we go. sister. DIETRICH.
    [Twitter] Coaching Calls Designed for a LIFT
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'One of the best part of being a member of SubCLUBs are the coaching calls. Each month, active members receive 90 minutes of one-on-one coaching by phone, Skype or Google. These calls can be scheduled in 15, 30, 45, or 90-minute segments. One of the reasons we also apply LIFT to the coaching calls, as well as our Whistle Stops Weekly and to our Saturday Video posts , is that we realize the amount of fantastic resources available – whether tools, materials, or people. Consider leaving a comment! Blog Coach Small Business
    [Twitter] Why Big Audiences Become Very Small Communities
    Twitter connections * 0.01 (noisy). 20,000 Twitter followers (20000 * 0.01 = 200). 'There are two common ways to build a thriving community. The first is to begin with a huge audience and promote heavily to build a core, small, group. The second is to begin with a very small, very passionate, audience. It helps to have both, but this is rare. Most big organizations take the first option. They have big mailing lists with millions of members. There will usually be a few hundred die-hard members in the group to get the community started. Mailing list * 0.15 (or open rates).
    [Twitter] Nominate Your Favorite @SocialEmployee Advocacy Leader #EmployeeSEAL @Tom_Peters
    I’m happy to announce that the nomination for 50 Top Twitter @SocialEmployee Advocacy Leaders – #EmployeeSEAL is now open.  You can nominate your favorite social  leader for 2015 by including their twitter handle plus the hashtag #EmployeeSEAL in your tweets and/or submitting the application form below.  The submission form will help provide more information, but since this is a Twitter award you can send a tweet. Suggested Tweet:  I nominate @ __ as my favorite 2015 #EmployeeSEAL 50 Top Twitter @SocialEmployee Advocacy Leader. Twitter Handle: *.
    [Twitter] Week in Review: Posts and Podcasts Nov 16 – Nov 22, 2014
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Week in Review November 16 – November 22: Posts and Podcasts from  ConverStations  and  SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcasts. The repurposing of content to reach new audiences and extend the shelf life of your efforts is something we always coach. One way to do this is by combining your blog posts or other content into a week in review on  SlideShare. SmallBiz Tracks Week in Review: November 22, 2014 from Mike Sansone. You can catch a complete review, in addition to top links to give your small business a L.I.F.T
    [Twitter] The New Rules Of Sales And Service
    twitter. advertisingpodcast audio blog blogging brand businessbook businesspodcast davidmeermanscott davidusher digitalmarketing eyeballwars facebook google itunes marketingblog marketinglessonsfromthegratefuldead marketingpodcast marketingthemoon newsjacking realtimemarketingandpr thenewrulesofmarketingandpr thenewrulesofsalesandservice twitter webinknow worldwiderave 'Episode #437 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. We also look and how intrinsically connected sales, customer service and marketing have become. audio.
    [Twitter] Dark Clouds?
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Forecasting is an important part of business planning. Examining patterns and trends help us make ready for what might be ahead. Just as important is being able to determine if a task or tactic should be part of the plan or a plan for a pivot. Too often, I’ve seen business owners change a strategy or discard a tactic that has been successful – simply because of a forecast (often coming from some “expert” or pundit). Imagination is a powerful ally if it leads to growth of better flow. Thoughtography
    [Twitter] Fail, Perfect, Early – LIFT Slides 11-22-14
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'As we approach our customers and the content we publish, we always look for ways to give our people a boost using  the LIFT acronym. Here are a few decks on  SlideShare  that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. Now, we practice sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, , decks from SlideShare, LIFT clips, and other videos shared via feeds. Note : Every Sunday afternoon, our  Whistle Stops Weekly newsletter  is sent with at least one resource or link to L.I.F.T.
    [Twitter] How-To’s, Holidays, and Habits – LIFT Clips 11-22-14
    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 are a few videos that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. LEARN – How to Look Better on a Webcam Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! IMPROVE – Holiday Trends for Small Business Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! FIND FLOW – What Makes a New Habit Stick? Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here!
    [Twitter] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #231
    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: A Free Dive In Japan - Roads & Kingdoms. I was in Tokyo recently. Every time I visit the country I''m amazed. There really is no place like it on earth, combining formality and tradition with exuberance and a thirst for the new. Spoiler alert: 60-year-old female divers." The bad news?
    [Twitter] Best Practices and Ideas for a Content Audit
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'We often use Fridays as a showcase for Guest Posts that help business owners – like this one on opening an online store. We try to publish two such posts each Friday. The afternoon’s post didn’t show – so, practicing from the recent How I Use Feedy and Pocket post, I’ve found some of the better pieces on conducting a content audit for your site using Feedly Power Search and my Pocket tags. This will make for a great weekend project. This piece gets you ready. Ready? Consider leaving a comment!
    [Twitter] How Instagram Took Over Thailand
    While social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram are popular all over the world, Thailand has become a hotbed for them. million Twitter accounts, and 1.7 Twitter saw growth of approximately 350 percent, Facebook jumped 53 percent, and Instagram is up 13 percent. 'When you travel in Thailand, it’s important to understand the role social media plays in the country. While this may come as a surprise to many readers, Thailand has a huge number of social media users, so you can use it effectively to help you throughout your trip. Most Instagrammed.
    [Twitter] Lessons in Silence from my Grandfather
    Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Lessons in Silence from my Grandfather. 'Today would have been my grandfather’s birthday ( I’ve written about him before). Even though he passed away 11 years ago, I still miss him. suppose you never really “get over” the loss of those you love, you just get used to not having your insides turn upside down every time you think about them. It’s taken me a while to realize it, but my granddad gave me lessons in silence I wish I’d taken to heart much, much earlier. See a theme here? The absence of silence. But OMG.
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    [Twitter] How to use Hashtags on Instagram for your Business
    'Hashtags have been an integral aspect of Twitter since nearly its inception. Hashtags on Instagram may now be even bigger then on Twitter due to the more lasting nature of Instagram images. Related Post: Start using Hashtags to Effectively Promote your Business Part 1   (a Twitter post). Related post:  Start using Hashtags to Effectively Promote your Business Part 2   (a Twitter post). Once hashtags broke out big there, every other social media platform wanted to use them too. Without great hashtags on Instagram, your marketing won’t go anywhere. Period.
    [Twitter] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Nikki Little
    'By Gini Dietrich Not unlike many of my friends, I first met Nikki Little on The Twitter. Find her on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , Google+ , Pinterest , Instagram , Slideshare , and on her blog, Essential Elements. She was in town for a bachelorette party a few years ago (before she had twins!) and we got together for a drink before her craziness began. It was like getting together with an old friend. We had tons to talk about and lots in common. AND, she is a member of PRSA Detroit. Girl gets around! What is the Biggest Mistake You’ve Made in Your Career? ” Bull.
    [Twitter] How To DIY An Online Store For Small Business Owners
    Simply go to Selz.com register with your email address or using a range of Social Networks including Facebook and Twitter. Keep up with Geoff on Twitter , or Google+ 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+. 'Writtten by Geoff Austin Ecommerce continues to grow and is worth over $304bn in the US right now. The peak online selling period has started and will run until Xmas.
    [Twitter] Content Marketing Tools: How to Get Relevant Website Traffic
    Learn more about Ian at RazorSocial and connect with him on Twitter at @iancleary. Let your Twitter followers know about this podcast with this ready-made tweet. Connect with Jeff on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  Facebook , and  Google+. 'Listen to the Episode Below. Download. iTunes. Stitcher. SoundCloud. Get Weekly Marketing Updates. Discover What is New for Business. Powered by Simple Podcast Press. This is Episode 18 of  This Old New Business  weekly  business podcast with Jeff Korhan. Our Featured Guest: Ian Cleary. Start with Strategy. Invest Time to Learn. later. later.
    [Twitter] Medical Community and Big Data Getting More Social
    The top platforms on social media include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest. 'While many people think of social media as just a means to connect to old friends, it’s actually much more. Social media helps patients connect with others that may be suffering with the same disease, it allows doctors to relate to one another and it can help new and innovative ideas get funded. Support Just a Tweet or Share Away. An example of just how powerful social media is was the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Assisting Medical Patients.
    [Twitter] 3 Reasons Snapchat’s Brand is in Jeopardy with Snapcash Feature
    Even though the news is more than 72 hours old, the buzz on Twitter about Snapcash is certainly trending. Type in Snapcash in Twitter search and thousands of tweets similar to Colin’s will appear (along with claims that people will be paying for nudes – that’s a whole other issue Snapchat needs to handle). 'The dust has settled on Monday’s announcement from Snapchat about their new feature called Snapcash  - a feature that connects your debit card to your Snapchat account sending money just as easy as sending a snap to your friend. big hit. Security. Kevin.
    [Twitter] Inhabit One Social Media Channel
    Connect with Jeff on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  Facebook , and  Google+. 'Unless your company is a big brand, it’s unlikely your customers are scattered across multiple social media channels. Why not simplify your life and improve your marketing efforts by choosing just one? Consolidate Your Resources. As social media continues to evolve, it is increasingly important to evaluate the respective channels and the allocation of your resources to them. Obviously, your commitment to a social media channel will determine your success with it. Strategy determines the allocation of resources.
    [Twitter] Making The Impossible Possible: How I Created A Full Time Blogging Income With No Qualifications
    haunted the big names on Twitter and Facebook yet also took stock of the little ones who were making waves. 'Image via Flickr user Susy Morris. This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Stacey Corrin. It was a dark day in November 2012 when I first began to blog. Rain lashed the windows of the home we’d just moved into. Removal boxes lay strewn across the floor and the cries of my newborn twins rang shrill in my ears. felt trapped, with no escape plan. Being a new parent can do that to you. It can make you feel like the only person in the room. It Began As A Cry For Help.
    [Twitter] How I Use Feedly and Pocket
    This indispensable tool allows me to skim, search, save, and share relevant items in a variety of ways: Send Specific Feed Items I email industry-specific or interest-based items to individuals when I think they can find value for their business or possibly use for their blog or Twitter feed. Share Valuable Resources If you look at the two Twitter accounts I’m active on, you’ll find my sharing rate at around 15-20 each day. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'I share a lot of links and resources. But, I don’t share everything.
    [Twitter] The Dave and Busters Tweet Lesson: Stand By Your Brand
    Case Study Vent branding strategy Twitter 'Tweet This week, with the Dave and Busters “Juan” tweet yet another social media gaffe made it’s what into the collective conversation. It sparked furious cries of racism. It sparked snickers. It sparked the “holier than thou” media to earn mega points for traffic. Imagine for a moment, the alternative tweet: “I hate tacos” said no one ever. tacotuesday. Imagine what THAT would have caused: crickets. Branding is like getting a tattoo: it takes guts and commitment. It’s supposed to be FUN. Tweet.
    [Twitter] 5 Companies That Nail Social Media Recruiting
    Twitter. With their highly innovative and successful recruiting initiative “Join the Flock,” Twitter effectively consolidated the lines of contact between serious, highly skilled job seekers and overworked headhunters. The @JoinTheFlock Twitter account has more than 406,000 followers, and tweets everything from open positions to recruiting events to positive posts from current Twitter employees. The Walt Disney Company has a dedicated Twitter account (with more than 91,000 followers) for careers. Disney. Apply here! disneyjobs”). Capital One.
    [Twitter] Buying Your Friends: The Pros and Cons of Purchasing Social Media Followers
    If you’re facing the dilemma of whether or not to buy Twitter followers, Facebook Page likes, YouTube views or any other social media followers, consider these pros and cons: Pro : You get more followers and high follower counts look impressive. Twitter followers and Facebook Page likes are often called “vanity metrics” because they give a perceived popularity score. Purchased Twitter followers also skew metrics about the reach of your Tweets, as more followers suggest a higher reach even though those followers are not active. 'linkedmediagrp via Compfight cc.
    [Twitter] Work on Being More Social in the Job Hunt
    Twitter – Recruiters are always scouring Twitter for great candidates. LinkedIn offers great information on job searching, and you can also find valuable resources to follow on Twitter. 'Looking for a job is hard work. Luckily, social media plays a big role in finding a job, and there’s a lot more to it than just the big names, like LinkedIn. If you’re in the job market, make sure you take a look at some of these sites: Jobster – Jobster is a platform great for networking and job searching. Social Media Sites for Job Information.
    [Twitter] Protecting Yourself Against Social Media Security Threats
    Phishing : This is where you are sent an email to sign into Facebook, Twitter or another site, but the URL to sign up is actually redirecting to a malicious site. 'The lives of internet users have become interactive and more interconnected over time. While the web provides several channels for us to maintain relationships and create discussions every day, the rise of social networking sites have made it even easier to do so. Unfortunately, with millions of people online, social media sites not only attract family and friends, but they also attract cyber criminals. Featured Socialnomics
    [Twitter] Why Every Business Should Have a Facebook Presence
    Forget about Myspace, Twitter, and Google+, if you’re only going to use one social media website to advertise your company, Facebook should be the one.  'With over 400 million users (and counting!), Facebook is the largest social media network the world has ever seen.  If you’re still not convinced, or don’t know how to create a Facebook page , keep reading.  This article will explain why your business needs a Facebook presence, and how easy it is to create one. Photo by Marco Paköeningrat. Large User Base. Ever heard of the immensely popular TV show American Idol?  The Facebook Fan Box.
    [Twitter] 10 Ways to Advertise your YouTube Channel (With Examples)
    In this day and age, you can’t have a successful dog food company without a successful social profile on Twitter, Facebook, and maybe Pinterest or Instagram. All of your fans will like YouTube, but some of them may only use Twitter, another group may only use Facebook, and some of them will only like Pinterest. This is where something like Twitter cards , or advanced techniques like Twitter remarketing , and that social profile emphasis above, can pay off. We’re going to go a little off the well-beaten path with these 10 ways to advertise your YouTube channel. link].
    [Twitter] Comedians In Cars Getting Organic Reach
    Forrester will think that I''m crazy ( Brands Are Wasting Money on Facebook and Twitter, Forrester Says ). 'Jerry Seinfeld doesn''t have a throttling problem. Facebook is making more changes to the newsfeed that look to cripple the organic reach of brands (more on that here: New York Times - Facebook Will Curtail Unpaid Ads by Brands ). The main message that they''re sending to brands is this: if your posts even have a hint of shilling you''re going to pay for it. Last Friday, the company began to further distance the content marketing from the advertising. It wasn''t subtle. brand.
    [Twitter] Planning Your Work and Working Your Plan
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'During  coaching calls , there is a lot of discussion early on about planning your work: How much time invested in social media consumption, creation, and conversation When and Why you should post on your blog or write an eBook Who to connect with online or offline What and Where to find resources to curate and share Following up on leads generated from the activities above I’ve found that those owners who plan ahead and follow-through with their planning have more time available and more measurable success.
    [Twitter] How Social Media Is Changing Prime Time TV
    Billions of people fill their minutes (which add up into hours) with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Vine. 'It’s easy to talk about how social media is changing the world. What’s harder to put into words is how social media has changed us. But is social media a pastime? Or is it now a fully integrated part of our lives, impacting much more than simply how we interact with technology. On one hand, we now have more control than ever before over what we consume when it comes to media because we manage our own information networks.
    [Twitter] Picture Better Marketing with Social Media
    company like DirectTV has some 157,000 Twitter followers and more than 4 million likes on its Facebook page. million and 603,000 followers, respectively on their Twitter pages. million Twitter followers. 'Whether you are a large company or one of the countless mom and pop shops that dot the nation in all 50 states, marketing your brand correctly is as important as anything else on your to-do list. With proper marketing, you enhance the chances of standing out from your competition, building a following of trusted customers, and increasing your revenue stream over time.
    [Twitter] Blogging with Intention: Creating an Income from a Successful Blog with Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom
    See evidence on Instagram  here , on Facebook  here , and twitter  @veggie_mama. 'Crystal Paine is the founder of the amazingly successful MoneySavingMom.com , which sees 1.5 million visitors each month, and employs 13 full time staff. Born of a blog series that turned into an ebook, which then evolved into an e-course, Crystal realised her readers were hungry for a real-life guide to living frugally, but well; be it slashing their grocery bill, using coupons, or finding ways to run their home on less. The Beginning: Blogging Goals and Direction. Step Two: Creating an Income. Strategy.
    [Twitter] Monday Roundup: Business Best Practices
    Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Monday Roundup: Business Best Practices. 'Smart small business owners are constantly learning and sharing tips and tricks of the trade, not just to stay ahead of the pack, but to keep their own skills sharp. This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on business best practices. Image: Sung Ming Whang  via Flickr, CC 4.0. The Psychology of Pricing. Why: Do you want to know how to price your products more effectively? Before You Respond to that Email, Pause. In this guest post for Harvard Business Review , Anthony K.
    [Twitter] Thanksgiving & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads
    In addition to long car rides and overeating, consumers will be searching for cranberry sauce deals on Twitter, browsing Pintrest for green. 'It’s not too late for your brand to have some fun on social media this Thanksgiving. Get inspired with these five must-reads. Social Media Planning for Thanksgiving By Julia Bass Thanksgiving is upon us. Social Media thanksgiving
    [Twitter] 5 Shifts to Fix Your Social Media Metrics
    You may need to track your time to figure this out accurately, but you’ll want something like this: Facebook = 27%, Twitter = 18%, Pinterest = 10%, Youtube = 10%, Instagram = 15%, Linkedin = 20%. 'On the social media consulting side of our business at Convince & Convert, my team and I are frequently called in to advise companies on how to improve and enhance their social media metrics. These scenarios vary based on company size and type (as well as their social media activities), but typically I find 5 areas where social media metrics and reporting can be fixed: 1.
    [Twitter] If I Could Start Social Over Again
    'Looking online at the top social media news articles, it is amazing how Facebook and Twitter still dominate conversations. Yet, if I could start over from scratch — I would not use Facebook and Twitter for both professional and personal online efforts. Today, because I have shifted much of my content production to photography, I spend more time on Flickr and 500 Pixels than I do Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Google+. have been online in social networks for a long time now. Consider that online media giant AOL still has 2.3 It is a business.
    [Twitter] Tom Seaver: A Model of Consistency
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'In baseball, Tom Seaver was a model of consistency. He still holds the highest mark of votes on his way into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end.  ~ Tom Seaver  #136063133 / gettyimages.com Upon my return after a year of serving in the ministry mission field (domestic), I knew consistency would be a key to rebuilding. Small Business
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    [Twitter] Predictive Analytics for Data Beginners: An Introduction
    Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter ! 'Predictive analytics are on the rise in terms of popularity and importance, and for data beginners, they can be quite intimidating. Imagine a world where you could predict what would happen before it ever took place and be able to plan accordingly. It might sound like something H.G. Wells would write about, but in fact, this is the world we’re living in; this is the world of predictive analytics. Let’s start simply with a look at predictive data from the marketing side. Predictive Analytics in Marketing. Where the Two Meet.
    [Twitter] Week in Review: Posts and Podcasts Nov 9 – Nov 15, 2014
    Sharing Resources: Twitter and RebelMouse. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Week in Review November 9 – November 15: Posts and Podcasts from  ConverStations  and  SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcasts. The repurposing of content to reach new audiences and extend the shelf life of your efforts is something we always coach. One way to do this is by combining your blog posts or other content into a week in review on  SlideShare. SmallBiz Tracks Week in Review: November 15, 2014 from Mike Sansone. by subscribing to Whistle Stops Weekly email newsletter.
    [Twitter] Meditations On Social Media Marketing
    twitter. advertisingpodcast audio blog blogging brand businessbook businesspodcast davidusher digitalmarketing facebook google hubspot inbound itunes jasonkeath marketingblog marketingpodcast socialfresh twitter 'Episode #436 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. How well do marketers truly perform when it comes to social media? It''s a question that Jason Keath not only speaks and consults about, but he also gathers very serious marketers to attend his well-known Social Fresh events. Enjoy the conversation. audio. brand.
    [Twitter] Everything is an Experiment (Thoughtography)
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Everything is an Experiment. We are Always in Beta. It’s part of growth. As a person. With our business. Keep experimenting. Continue growing. Photo from DollarPhotoClub Everything is an Experiment (Thoughtography) is a post from: ConverStations. You just finished reading Everything is an Experiment (Thoughtography) ! Consider leaving a comment! Thoughtography
    [Twitter] LIFT Slides 11-15-14
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'As we approach our customers and the content we publish, we always look for ways to give our people a boost using  the LIFT acronym. Here are a few decks on  SlideShare  that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. Now, we practice sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, , decks from SlideShare, LIFT clips, and other videos shared via feeds. Note : Every Sunday afternoon, our  Whistle Stops Weekly newsletter  is sent with at least one resource or link to L.I.F.T.
    [Twitter] Why Facebook and I Broke Up
    Related Stories Why I List My Facebook Friends Follow Me, Friend Me, Do Me Wherever July 17: Turning a New Twitter Leaf. 'I don’t blame Facebook. It’s not her fault for providing an outlet for people to share baby photos, cat photos, religious and political links, and updates about everything under the sun. But because all that stuff is being shared in a 24/7 news cycle that never sleeps, and further because I have no rules to accept someone’s friendship, it became too much. Those days were freeing and productive as I did very little online. Thanks for reading.
    [Twitter] Backstory – LIFT Clips 11-15-14
    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 are a few videos that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. LEARN – How to Seize Opportunity Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! IMPROVE – By Helping Others Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! FIND FLOW – Start Something and Let Your Community Carry It Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here!
    [Twitter] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #230
    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: How to be literate in what''s changing journalism - Press Think. Jay Rosen ''s excellent list of things he expects his journalism students to have understood by the time they finish in his class. With plenty of links. If you''re dealing with the media, this is table stakes." Hugh for Mitch).
    [Twitter] Media Redefined
    Think about the amount of links that are shared daily on Facebook and Twitter. twitter. brianslater cnn content contentmarketing curation email enewsletter facebook fashionredef inbox internetculture jasonhirschhorn jaybaer marketing marketingpodcast marketingpodcasts media mediaredef mtv musicredef myspace originals paleymediacouncil pocket pocketapp podcast popculture slingmedia sportsredef technology techredef twitter 'When you think of someone who understand the state of media, who do you think of? You can''t finish the Internet. Four hundred. And, it has arrived.
    [Twitter] Five IFTTT recipes from the FreshMinds Team
    5) When I take a photo with Instagram, share it on Twitter. In the recipe below, photos shared on Instagram are automatically posted as pictures on Twitter. Digital tools and technologies evohome Honeywell IFTTT instagram Jawbone UP Nest Parror Flower Power Phillips Hue Twitter Ubi 'FreshMinds brings you our Friday picks – ideas to help you make the most of digital technologies and understand how they are helping brands to grow and innovate. This week we’re sharing our top 5 IFTTT recipes. The premise is simple. If this happens, then that should happen as a result.
    [Twitter] Why Social Networking Can Make Your Home Best Prepared for Winter
    Reach out on TwitterTwitter is another extremely popular social media tool. Like Facebook, you can ask your Twitter followers for handyman recommendations in your area. 'We all know social media is used for networking, possibly landing your dream job, connecting with friends from your past, discovering the best trendy new item and finding a deal, but did you know that social media can also be used when it comes to maintaining your home? In the United States, 65 percent of people own their own home. Investing in Your Home for the Future.
    [Twitter] Dentist’s Drill Home Importance of Social Media
    Dental professionals are using sites like Facebook and Twitter to inform audiences on everything from flossing tips to brushing techniques. 'With schedules getting busier and days getting shorter, it’s easy to forget about keeping up with dental care. That’s why more and more dentists are turning to social media to get the word out about cleanings and other dental checkups. Here are just a few ways dentists are looking out for your teeth by spreading the word about dental care on social media: Teaching Social Audiences About Dental Care. Customer Outreach. Informing Parents.
    [Twitter] Best Resources Shared of the Week 11/14/14
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Related Stories Timestamp Your Posts Sharing Resources – Twitter and RebelMouse Free Yourself from Facebook by Leveraging 3 Other Platforms Best Practices – Twitter for Business [Resources]. Best Resources Shared of the Week 11/14/14 is a post from: ConverStations. You just finished reading Best Resources Shared of the Week 11/14/14 ! Consider leaving a comment! Social Media
    [Twitter] Socializing Your Business Communication Needs
    By now, all business owners know the importance of having a Facebook page, Twitter page and LinkedIn profile. It usually overlaps with Twitter as many users use both platforms simultaneously. 'Ask any business owner what their biggest concern is and most likely they will say something along the lines of continuing to bring in a profit, continuing to grow and making sure they stay afloat. Most small businesses fail within one year of starting, so this concern is legitimate. Identify Your Goals. Step one is simple – identify what your trouble areas are.
    [Twitter] ICYMI – Twitter updates, Echo and Instagram
    Twitter announced a whole host of tweaks , including Instant Timeline and new changes to DMs. The Daily Mail questions our ability to make a sandwich, and Twitter responds. '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 launches ‘say thanks’ – a new video tool for sending personal thank you messages to friends. Facebook is planning to host publisher content on its apps. Google has rented space with NASA.
    [Twitter] Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?
    Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog? 'Alison Kenney asked this question yesterday in a Facebook group I belong to: “When it comes to your own website, do you think a blog is a must?” ” You’re reading this blog on a business website, so you already know what my answer is. However, let’s examine this a little more closely. Why do people ask whether or not you should host your own blog? Usually, two reasons: 1. There are several platforms that want you to produce long-form content on their sites. Must and must not.
    [Twitter] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jayme Soulati
    Where You Can Find Jayme Soulati You can find, follow, and talk to Jayme on Twitter , Facebook , LinkedIn , Google+ , YouTube , Slideshare , Pinterest , and on her blog. 'By Gini Dietrich One of my most favorite stories about Jayme Soulati is she was in Chicago during the holidays a few years ago. Because things at work were very slow, I met her for a long lunch, which she spent flirting with the server. Every time he came back to our table, she reapplied lipstick. Which led me begin to tell people that I count how many times she applies it every time we’re together. OHMYGOSH, NO!
    [Twitter] Relationship Focused: How to Successfully Run Any Business
    You can connect with Marty on Facebook , Twitter , and at marty.grunder@martygrunder.com. Let your Twitter followers know about this podcast with this ready-made tweet. Connect with Jeff on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  Facebook , and  Google+. 'Listen to the Episode Below (0:31:08). Download. iTunes. Stitcher. SoundCloud. Get Weekly Marketing Updates. Discover What is New for Business. Powered by Simple Podcast Press. This is Episode 17 of  This Old New Business  weekly  business podcast with Jeff Korhan. Our Featured Guest: Marty Grunder. Your Business is a Laboratory.
    [Twitter] How Century 21 Creates Award-Winning Real-Time Social Media
    Some offices have their own Facebook and Twitter accounts, and they leverage the content that Matt’s team provides. 'Tweetable Moments Today’s consumer wants it right now. MattGentile Tweet This. Earbud Giveaway. For the launch of MarketingPodcasts.com earlier this week, we’re giving away a pair of $600 earbuds! Visit the website, poke around to discover new podcasts, and enter to win. The site gives you the ability to search for new podcasts based on the topic or even based on the host’s name(s)! Franchise Flexibility. No one is going to buy a house on Facebook.
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    [Twitter] How to Create a Social Media Holiday Campaign
    watching Twitter for mentions from friends about what’s hot this year. Twitter hashtags for more #holidaysale specific terminology. retweet package from us could be just the gift which gives your Twitter account the boost it needs these holidays, sparking others to RT your content! Facebook Instagram Pinterest Twitter instagram marketing online marketing pinterest marketing social media marketing twitter marketing twitter marketing strategy 'It’s mid-November, your social media holiday campaign planning has to start now. No Hassles, No Restrictions.
    [Twitter] Buying a Business: Are You Ready to Take the Retail Plunge?
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Written by Francois Bondiguel Jumping into a business can be scary. It’s a lot of money to spend on something where the survival rate is dismal. Then again, there are few other ways – short of winning the lottery – that you can achieve financial independence and write your own paycheck. Are you ready to take the plunge? Make a Good Plan Before you do anything, make a business plan. Any good tutorial or book on how to start a retail business will include this as the first step. What will their job duties be?
    [Twitter] Orchestrating Viral Social Media? Claiming #AlexFromTarget
    2, a Twitter user named @auscalum tweeted a photo of a cute young man, minding his own business, just working at Target. According to Topsy , by that same evening, plenty of people on Twitter were talking about “Alex from Target.” . The post says the company had fun with the hashtag after “one of our fangirls from Kensington, UK” posted the picture of Alex on Twitter. The fangirl from the UK who has largely been credited with first sharing the photo on Twitter claims she does not work with Breakr and doesn’t know anything about the company. 'By Eleanor Pierce.
    [Twitter] Is It Time to Trade Your Blog for a Newsletter?
    You can read more from Randy on the Kayak blog , and connect with him on Twitter , Google+ and LinkedIn. 'This is a guest post by Randy Milanovic, Principal of Kayak Online Marketing, and takes a look at a changing shift in how content is being presented. few months back, I noted that a handful of prominent bloggers were switching things up and taking their content straight to Google+. As a behavioural change, I found it interesting; as an online marketing practice, it wasn’t something I was willing to try. G+ isn’t the only alternative to blogging, though. Nothing wrong with that.
    [Twitter] Business Development for Communications Firms
    Also think about: Participating in LinkedIn groups, Google+ communities, and Twitter chats. 'By Gini Dietrich. On Tuesday, I gave you a rundown on how to build a business plan , specific to a communications firm. Today, at noon ET, Benson Hendrix is going to give you a rundown on how to build a communications plan for your organization or client’s organization (you still have time to register for this free webinar!). The one thing we’re now missing is how to build a business development plan for a communications firm. You heard me right. People refer business to you.
    [Twitter] Timestamp Your Posts
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Related Stories Sharing Resources – Twitter and RebelMouse Too Many Carrots? 'We were on a path of discovery , searching for a relevant and valuable link to use in her blog post. As we skimmed through a few Search Engine Result Pages ( SERPs ), I noticed her skipping over a few items I would’ve clicked through, but it was her exercise not mine. After she finished the post, I embraced an opportunity to ask why she chose the link she did, and why she skipped over the links that ranked higher. And I agree!
    [Twitter] Bill Hartzer Weekly Update – November 12, 2014
    SocialCentive Twitter Marketing Software Free Trial. SocialCentiv is some new Twitter marketing software (it’s really a dashboard) that feeds you Tweets by people. and here’s the post that I wrote about it: https://www.billhartzer.com/pages/using-socialcentiv-twitter-marketing-software-lead-generation/. 'Google Updated the Knowledge Graph, and State of Search conference next week. only have one update this past week, as it was a short (but busy) week last week, with traveling at the end of last week. Google Knowledge Graph Update. State of Search Conference.
    [Twitter] The Best Video Content About the Greatest Feeling on Earth
    142K followers on Twitter. 'Image via Guitar Center. I was pretty much afraid of everything. Afraid of the world, afraid of speaking – a really, really shy kid. And music was a way to speak. As simple as that.”. These words belong to Metallica’s James Hetfield, from the opening lines of Guitar Center’s most popular video on their YouTube channel. The video does what many other corporate videos fail to do: It opens on an emotion soon followed by a promise to the viewer. Also, there’s a main character who’s got something at stake and is not trying to hide it. But, the impact is massive.
    [Twitter] New gTLD Domain Name Forum Launched
    Apple iPhone Doesn’t Recognize New gTLD Domain Names I’ve written before about how Twitter, Facebook, and even recently. 'A New gTLD Domain Name forum has recently launched. The site, called gTLD.Link , is your everything link to the gTLDs. I’ve recently joined the forum, and so far have made several helpful connections through the site. As you may know by now if you haven’t been following my blog, I’m a big fan of the new gTLD domain names, and especially the keyword-rich opportunities they provide. Recently Sold gTLDs. gTLDs For Sale. gTLDS Wanted.
    [Twitter] 3 Hidden Resources for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign
    GivingTuesday could also be a great day to let one of your super activists manage your Instagram account for the day, or to host a Twitter chat. Don’t hesitate to visit and review discussion boards, Facebook groups , blogs (like this one and others ), Twitter hashtags , and more to find the latest conversations, tips, and resources on #GivingTuesday. Definitely try these first: #GivingTuesday search on Twitter. 'Guest post by Jenna Sauber, CauseVox. You may be thinking, “We have so much to do and so little time!” We hear you, and we get it. Your Community. Your Peers.
    [Twitter] Top Tips for Small Business Saturday #ShopSmall
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'While there is always plenty of talk about Black Friday shopping, in recent years, Small Business Saturday and the #ShopSmall movement by American Express  have become the buzz around towns. 10 Tips and Ideas for Celebrating Small Business Saturday – Putting at least one or two of these simple suggestions will give your business a boost this season. Ways to Get Your Business Involved – Some great ideas, including an important follow-through in building relationships with customers who shop small.
    [Twitter] Using the Twitter Small Business Planner: #SmallGoesBig
    First, we’ll be looking at the Twitter Small Business Planner app that was just announced this past week by Twitter. The Twitter Small Business Planner explained. The goal of the Twitter Small Business Planner app is to help small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) improve their Twitter marketing. It is a deliberate move on Twitters part to get more potential advertisers not only using their service, but seeing the true value of it. The Twitter Small Business Planner app is currently available for iOS (both iPad and iPhone), as well as Android.
    [Twitter] 4 Simple Steps to Finding Perfect Freelance Writers
    You can find professional writers on sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+ if you do a little digging.  'Hiring freelance writers makes perfect sense when you run a small business or startup. There is only so much you can do yourself. Sure, at the outset, you may be the marketing, accounting, sales, and support departments all rolled into one, but as the company grows, you will need help – especially with the content creation. To stay relevant and competitive online, it takes more than just a few static website pages, these days – you need a  content marketing strategy. Explore them.
    [Twitter] How To Promote Your Blog With Content That Will Grow Your Traffic, Links, and Shares
    If you are a B2B blog, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook are your top platforms. 'This is a contribution from Gary Dek from StartABlog123.com. Starting a blog is easy. Step-by-step tutorials to creating a blog and one-click CMS installations have ballooned the number of online blogs to over 200 million. But creating a blog isn’t the part you should worry about. Unique and creative content can be hard to develop, especially when you are writing for a wide demographic. Am I producing something interesting, practical, actionable, valuable, and shareable? It’s the little things.
    [Twitter] Sharing Resources – Twitter and RebelMouse
    'Twitter can be a noisy place. Sharing resources is simply a part of the Why and How I Use Twitter. These are often the same resources I share on Twitter. Still, some business owners refuse to use Twitter. Photo from DollarPhotoClub Sharing Resources – Twitter and RebelMouse is a post from: ConverStations. You just finished reading Sharing Resources - Twitter and RebelMouse ! Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. To cut down on the noise, I try to segment the shared resources into two accounts. Subscribe today.
    [Twitter] The History of Social Selling Old vs New
    Social Media Tips Social Selling Strategies LinkedIn Social Marketing social selling Twitter 'Bubba Page from QuotaDeck put together this cool infographic that explores two eras in the history of sales that share a common name: social selling. Social selling is highly in vogue right now, so we contrasted the current era against the original era of social selling in the 1940s and 1950s. Powered by WP Bannerize.
    [Twitter] How Small Businesses Should Utilize the Underdogs of Social Media — A Deeper Look at Snapchat and Reddit
    'Facebook and Twitter are arguably the most popular social networking sites of the last decade. While Facebook and Twitter will remain popular for a long time (and quite possibly the long run), small businesses should look to platforms like Reddit and Snapchat for alternative digital marketing distribution. With the amount of people using this social media outlet, it is important for small businesses to take note: move away from the rigid belief that social media marketing equates to simply creating facebook and twitter accounts.
    [Twitter] Get Your Game on with Social Media
    If you aren’t already involved with Twitter, you could set up an account and follow all of your favorite stores. 'Americans are typically thought of as over-consumers, and by the looks of their holiday spending, this is completely accurate. According to Monthly Consumer Survey , holiday spending accounts for nearly 20 percent of total annual retail sales for retailers. To put a number on that, American consumers spend roughly $600 billion dollars on holidays, and that number is only rising. How to shop for gifts using social media. Keep your eyes open for that perfect gift.
    [Twitter] Social Media’s Role in Finding Birth Parents
    Other popular social networks that can help connect adoptees with their birth parents include Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram. 'How adoptees can use social media to find out about their birth parents. Almost all adoptees want to know some sort of information about their birth parents. Even if they don’t necessarily want to meet them (many adoptees do not go searching for their birth parents), knowing where you came from can provide insight into medical records and other information that adoptees may find of value. Using social media to find birth parents.
    [Twitter] Value Your Fanbase: Marketing Lessons from Taylor Swift
    Connect with Jeff on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  Facebook , and  Google+. 'Last week Taylor Swift pulled her music catalogue from streaming service Spotify. The merits of that decision are being debated in the media with regards to the future of the music industry, as well as the business brand of the artist, and of course, her fans. It turns out there are important marketing lessons to be learned from this for mainstream businesses like yours and mine. Lesson #1 – Grow Your Audience. Spotify is like Groupon for musicians. Your business needs the same. disagree. True fans are buyers.
    [Twitter] How Tweet It Is: Twitter is Becoming a Better Way to Offer Customer Service
    Trending companies like Hootsuite, a social media management system company, are using Twitter to field questions and complaints from consumers. Soda giant Mountain Dew is also joining the Twitter train. No longer used as a platform for quick-read headlines and tidbits of people’s thoughts, Twitter is now transforming into a tool for businesses to field customers’ calls. Hootsuite may have created the best benefit of using Twitter for customer service issues. Here’s how they are doing it. Customer & Company. Implementation
    [Twitter] Monday Roundup: Blogging for Veterans
    Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Monday Roundup: Blogging for Veterans. 'Seeing as how tomorrow’s Veterans Day, I thought for today, we’d focus our roundup on content from blogging veterans; what it’s like, what their tips are, and how they keep going. WUL is coming up on five years (five! and I remember how, when I was just getting started blogging, I wondered how people could keep at it for years and years and years. I guess this is how. Had your content stolen? Get over it. This is an interesting POV from Alisa Meredith for Mark Schaefer’s {grow} blog. Coming.
    [Twitter] Too Many Carrots?
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'We recently found ourselves with too many carrots. Pounds of them. With several family gatherings coming up, along with the weather changes bringing up reasons to cook plenty of soups and stews, putting the carrots to work wasn’t going to be a problem. Much like when Bubba and Gump talked about the different ways to re-purpose shrimp, I consulted with some of the best and healthiest sites to combine and concoct some tasty and zesty dishes. You might find yourself with a few go-to tools and solutions for repeat problems.
    [Twitter] Week in Review: Posts and Podcasts Nov 3 – Nov 8, 2014
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Week in Review November 3 – November 8: Posts and Podcasts from  ConverStations  and  SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcasts The repurposing of content to reach new audiences and extend the shelf life of your efforts is something we always coach. One way to do this is by combining your blog posts or other content into a week in review on  SlideShare. SmallBiz Tracks Week in Review: November 8, 2014 from Mike Sansone You can catch a complete review, in addition to top links to give your small business a L.I.F.T Blog Coach Brain Stew
    [Twitter] Analytics for Content Marketers and Bloggers: What Do You Need to Track?
    Twitter: Add a “Tweet” button and analyze what content got shared on Twitter. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. 'This is a guest contribution from Rizvan Ullah of  Ranktactics. The term “content marketing” refers to strategic marketing techniques where you create valuable and relevant content to attract a clearly defined audience. You’ll use this content to market a product and/or service in an attempt to generate profit through your blog or business. With an in-depth post, you can rank high enough and generate enormous commission through referrals. Desired Results.
    [Twitter] The Happiness Of Pursuit
    twitter. advertisingpodcast audio blog blogging brand businessbook businesspodcast chrisguillebeau davidusher digitalmarketing facebook google itunes marketingblog marketingpodcast the100startup theartofnonconformity thehappinessofpursuit twitter unconventionalguides worlddominationsummit 'Episode #435 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Chris Guillebeau is a super-interesting human being. This idea of non-conformity and unconventionalism is a theme that binds Chris'' life. Enjoy the conversation. . audio. blogging.
    [Twitter] Complaining is Draining; Comparing is Wearing
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Like a reflex, some business owners begin complaining or comparing when asked hard questions about improving their business. Complaining is Draining and Comparing is Wearing. I recently heard this on a James Altucher podcast, “How to Be Grateful.” ”   Gratitude is a muscle that needs exercise. The more you exercise it, the more likely it is to be the reflex. Photo from DollarPhotoClub Complaining is Draining; Comparing is Wearing is a post from: ConverStations. Consider leaving a comment! Thoughtography
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