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    [Twitter] Do Something Different Today to Help Grow Your Blog
    Have we forgotten about Twitter ? (I have!). See evidence on Instagram  here , on Facebook  here , and twitter  @veggie_mama. It is a truth universally acknowledged that if one has a blog, one is in want of readers. We want people to stop by and read our stories, hear our messages, see our videos, listen to our podcasts. We want to connect, we want to share, and we want to engage. But sometimes we get stuck in a rut marketing ourselves to our audiences. It might be from a lack of time to spare, it might be from fear of the unknown – but it happens more often than we think.
    [Twitter] Attract More Visitors to generate business leads
    Tweet this on Twitter! Business leads from your blog promotion are very important for getting success in an online business. Besides setting up a blog, there are lots of things for which you have to concentrate. You have to do lots of research and do lots of marketing so that you can better stand your online business and get some profits. Setting up a corporate blog can give you excellent credibility and authority in your business. With the help of blog promotion, your business can achieve all that you are aiming at. Tips to drive traffic and generate business leads. Improve Blog Design.
    [Twitter] Write Whitepapers to Capture Leads
    Tweet this on Twitter! Write Whitepapers to Capture Leads. Online business should be ready for competition from competitors. Competitors may use different marketing strategies that may capture your leads. So companies should plan their marketing strategies and build an effective marketing plan to stay ahead of their competitors. One efficient marketing strategy is to write white papers and attract leads towards your landing pages. This article describes how to capture leads by crafting effective white papers. What is a White Paper? Writing a informative white paper isn’t easy.
    [Twitter] Why to have a great Business Blog design for your Corporate Blog
    Tweet this on Twitter! Why to have a great Business Blog design for your Corporate Blog. Corporate blog is essential for your website if you want to get fast online exposure. It is therefore essential for you to design your corporate blog well so as to attract most customers and business clients. Having a great business blog design that looks professional is must for you to go professional. One of the most advantageous parts of using great business blog design for your corporate blog is it attracts more traffic. It should have the ability to serve what your visitors are finding.
    [Twitter] Social Media’s Rise from College Outsider to Campus All Star
    During a 2009 leadership conference, I conducted a session about social media. Memories still swirl in my mind from my audience’s warnings about the inability to control student postings, the abundance of policy questions, and most of all, the deeply seeded fear of how social media’s very existence would disrupt college life.  Fear of the Unknown. Even more troubling for the attendees that day than the unknown elements of social media, were cases such as Murakowski vs. University of Delaware  in which a student was suspended for posting violent & sexually graphic materials.
    [Twitter] How to Create a Sales Page for Your Own Products
    Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This is a guest post by Karl Staib. Have you ever tried selling a product or service on your blog? Then you know how maddening a sales page can be. What do you say? How long should it be? How do I actually convince someone to buy my product? You’ve probably seen some really good sales pages and it almost looks easy. That is until you actually try to do one yourself. I’ve sat, stood and paced in front of a blank screen for days, not sure where to start. That’s why I’m here today on Kristi’s blog.
    [Twitter] Internet vs. Television: Which Is the Second Screen?
    Social media comes in a variety of different forms, from Facebook to Twitter to Tumblr and beyond. If you haven’t already, create Facebook and Twitter accounts for your blogs. Do you spend more time in front of the TV or in front of the computer screen? Just a few years ago, the answer probably would have been the television. But with a growing global online population, the Internet is gradually replacing television in the lives of modern individuals. Why Is the Internet a preferred medium for entertainment? How are Internet users watching TV? Flexibility. They can send emails.
    [Twitter] 7 Unique Ways to Find Content Ideas for the Most Boring Topics
    Here is how you should go about it: Twitter. With 400,000+ million tweets from Twitterati each day, Twitter contains dynamic ideas for any writer out there. Twitter Search. Twitter allows user to search tweets by hashtags and keywords. Twitter trending topics allows you to do just that. Just like Twitter, you can look for at StumbleUpon tags for most popular and unique topics. Follow us on Twitter @ viteb. This is a guest contribution from Ellis McGrath, digital marketing strategist at VITEB. But nothing happens other than going in circles.
    [Twitter] You Do Not Own Your Audience
    To win a copy, just find an audience acquisition method in the wild – some way that businesses are capturing emails, Facebook likes, Twitter followers, etc. They can turn off their televisions, unfollow you on Twitter and RSS feeds, unlike you on Facebook, unsubscribe from your email lists. The media is still talking about Twitter’s all-male Board of Directors , revealed earlier this month. Twitter is in the spotlight right now because of its IPO, but this really sheds light on the larger issue. Jeffrey Rohrs, author @jkrohrs. Please Support Our Sponsors.
    [Twitter] Michael Martin: The Inner Voice of Trading
    To order Martin’s book click here , and to follow him on Twitter click here. In the context of the global economic meltdown , the Great Recession that followed, and the most recent protests around the Occupy Wall Street movement, it seems relevant to consider what fresh responses to trading practices are being volunteered to temper the worst excesses of ‘Me First’ financial practices.  A new book by Michael Martin called The Inner Voice of Trading is a great example. The directions within it sound unlike typical advice you find in books about investment.
    [Twitter] One simple reason why you should do Inbound marketing – PROFIT
    Tweet this on Twitter! In the past five years the inbound marketing – Internet marketing strategy has emerged and grown his popularity through its massive and convincing results. What’s Inbound marketing? Inbound marketing is the marketing strategy that focuses on getting found by customers. With Inbound marketing businesses EARN their way to the customer, by publishing helpful information on a blog, in social media and forums. This gives you the opportunity to create customer tailored and demanded products and services for your audience. Stand out of your competition. C.
  • DEVUMI  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
    [Twitter] Improve YouTube Adsense Revenue Part 2: Your channel and Marketing off YouTube
    Twitter will help you promote individual videos. In part one of our “Improve YouTube Adsense revenue” series, we looked at the videos you’re producing and the ads themselves. Here in part two of our efforts to help you improve the YouTube Adsense revenue that you’re getting, we’ll looks at your YouTube channel, and what sort of marketing you can do off YouTube to drive traffic. Improve your YouTube channel for more overall views. Having great videos is essential, but you’ll never take off unless your YouTube channel has an overall feeling of connectedness. Add your social icons.
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Movie of the Week
    Why fans stop liking and following you on Facebook and Twitter – if you’ve noticed a drop in fans / followers, you might want to take a look at these 10 reasons people will stop connecting with you on each site. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing. Making Money Online / Online Business.
    [Twitter] 5 Ways Crowdsourcing Improves Your Content Marketing
    You can follow David on Twitter at  @TDCrowdsource. As content marketing matures, marketers continue to identify appropriate channels where their investments will pay off with content that sells. Content creation remains a huge undertaking, however, and as Jay Baer puts it, the opportunity costs are significant. The drivers behind a potentially long sales cycle involves content created and distributed over a broad array of social media channels that need to be measured against business objectives. Crowdsourcing, when done properly, can play a pivotal role with your content marketing.
    [Twitter] How to get more Sales and Customers with Inbound Marketing
    Social media networking sites like Twitter, myspace etc are the places where you can find the people from various countries hence social media helps your business find the customers from all over the World. Tweet this on Twitter! Inbound Marketing is the new strategy of marketing through Internet. Inbound marketing gives qualitative leads with using very little resources in terms of money, time, human resources and it is much more easier than outbound marketing which needs more resources and time. Simple tips to increase sales and customers through Inbound marketing.
    [Twitter] Put Yourself on the Social Map: From Vagueness to Greatness
    And when it comes to measuring success, it’s not as simple as looking at how many cars they’ve sold through Twitter (hint: it’s probably not very many). It seems that WeChat has fused together the best parts of the open social networks like Twitter – anyone can follow anyone – and the closed social networks like Facebook, where you are connected with mutual friends. Erich Marx, Nissan @emarxe. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, or listen to the full podcast. Please Support Our Sponsors. Listen Now. The RSS feed is: [link].
    [Twitter] Fight U.S. Government Internet Censorship
    If you want to protect free speech and innovation, and keep services open with names such as Twitter and Facebook, you need to ask your elected officials in Washington to oppose the PIPA and SOPA bills. The video above discusses the U.S. Senate version of the PROTECT IP Act , but the House bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act , is worse. If passed by Congress, the government will receive new powers to block Americans’ access to websites that corporations don’t like. Think about the number of videos you record and upload to Facebook and Youtube. Thank you for reading! Media law
    [Twitter] Social Media for Small Businesses That Don’t Have Time for Social Media
    I found this little gem on Twitter the other day: Your Small Business Should Hire A Dedicated Social Media Expert. would estimate that I spend about 30 hours a week on theBizEngine blog, Twitter feed, Facebookand various other platforms in order to promote our content and have conversations around small business. Instead, look for a deep understanding. They also need to have one heck of a work ethic. Social media management is relatively easy to get started with and requires little time per post or update, but that time adds up fast. Give us a call (603) 287-1864. We can help!
    [Twitter] Cutting through the clutter
    Twitter. Email marketing open rates are dipping and on a site like Twitter only 25 percent of your followers will see what you Tweet out. Our lives are filled with clutter. Email. Facebook. While all are great, they contribute to the clutter that we see. Standing out and earning and holding someone’s attention is getting harder and harder. This goes for both personal and marketing communication. We’ve all been there – tuning out our significant other because the game was on or something shiny was on the side of the road. On the business end, we all see it.
    [Twitter] Content Marketing for Professional Services: Does It Cannibalize Your Business?
    For more on Joe, check out his  personal site or follow him on Twitter  @juntajoe. For example, with the Content Marketing Playbook , although the eBook was the main content product, we produced a SlideShare version, multiple podcasts, multiple blog posts, a news release, an enewsletter version, snippets in our print magazine, Chief Content Officer , guest blogs, promotions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and more. Guest post by Joe Pulizzi, founder of the Content Marketing Institute  and  Junta42. If you want to get on his good side, send him something orange.
    [Twitter] Content Marketing for Professional Services: Does It Cannibalize Your Business?
    For more on Joe, check out his  personal site or follow him on Twitter  @juntajoe. For example, with the Content Marketing Playbook , although the eBook was the main content product, we produced a SlideShare version, multiple podcasts, multiple blog posts, a news release, an enewsletter version, snippets in our print magazine, Chief Content Officer , guest blogs, promotions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and more. Guest post by Joe Pulizzi, founder of the Content Marketing Institute  and  Junta42. If you want to get on his good side, send him something orange.
    [Twitter] 7 Bright Ideas for Promoting Your B2B Content Marketing on Pinterest
    It may not have the massive membership of Facebook, but the network’s engagement rate is staggering: users spend more time on Pinterest than Google+, LinkedIn, or Twitter combined. With 25 million members and growing , Pinterest has grown from a niche curation platform to a formidable presence among major social media networks. It’s a referral traffic powerhouse, and many Pinterest users view the network as a tool for discovering products to purchase. However, is the network a viable tool to promote content in the B2B realm? Sure, but it’s a bit harder. Create Custom Images. Experiment.
    [Twitter] Trackable vs Verifiable: The Social Media Conundrum
    On Facebook and Twitter, getting into their community is only loosely associated with them liking or following you. “ROI” and “KPI” are the longest sustained buzzwords in the world of marketing. They’ve been around forever and while they might fade for a short period of time from the talking points in sales presentations and blog posts, they always bounce back up with a vengeance. We’re on the high-buzz portion of the cycle right now and more people are asking again, “How can I track my social media ROI? What are the KPIs in social media?”
    [Twitter] The Evolution Revolution
    Today, we are likely to find out breaking news before it is officially reported across a diverse group of media, from Twitter and Instagram to email and radio. It used to be that every seven years, you would need to adapt a new skillset and your career would evolve. For example, it became necessary to learn team management or email marketing or [fill in the blank]. Now in communications, you need a new skill set every year or at least a major evolution of an existing one. We are in the evolution revolution, a constant state of change. The Medium Is Everything. But for the communicator?
    [Twitter] 3 Strategies to Make Big Content Work for Your Brand
    Follow him on  Twitter  and  Google+. You can connect with Kelsey on  Twitter ,  G+ , or  LinkedIn. You can connect with him on  Twitter ,  LinkedIn , and  Pinterest. “Big Content”, also known as content that requires significant time and resources, is all the rage today. But how do you turn these ebooks, whitepapers, videos, webinars, Slideshares, etc., from fun, long-term content creations to powerful projects that really drive business? Cyrus Shepard  is Senior Content Astonaut for  Moz. How do you measure the ROI of your big content initiatives?
    [Twitter] Presentations to Jump Start Your 2010 Planning
    Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ Presentations to Jump Start Your 2010 Planning by trey on December 24, 2009 We’re living in an amazing time. Not only does technology enable massive data storage, it empowers everyone to be GoGivers on steriods (the good kind). If you’re looking to learn from your peers, SlideShare is a great place to start. Social Media: A So Sticky Story View more documents from Jackie Prince. Designing For Social Traction View more documents from Joshua Porter.
  • ENGAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
    [Twitter] 5 Marketing Clich?s Worth Repeating (One Last Time)
    Follow him on Twitter. Subscribe to feed via RSS or FOLLOW US ON TWITTER to connect. Follow him on Twitter. Follow her on Twitter. Engage Content marketing resources and insights from content marketing professionals. Home 1. Strategy 2. Creation 3. Management 4. Distribution 5. Measurement Opinion 5 Marketing Philosophies Worth Their Weight in Gold by Andrew Hanelly on May 11, 2011 I f you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times, but that doesn’t always mean the marketing mud you throw against the wall is sticking. See what I did there?) Invest in yours.
    [Twitter] Auto Insurers’ Taking a Ride on Social Media
    By doing so, your business will come across as an authority in the car insurance business; * Turn to the social media leaders – While there are countless social media vehicles available for businesses, it only makes sense to first focus on the big ones, i.e. Facebook and Twitter. Twitter is also a great online vehicle in order to share links to auto insurance items like educational pieces, industry updates and more. You should also use Facebook, Twitter and other venues to link back to your videos, podcasts and more. Photo credit:
    [Twitter] From “mass” to “micro”: When to take online offline
    But there are some factors which are tantamount to a flashing neon sign, signalling when the time is right for going offline, and for taking our communication from “mass” to “micro”: When 140 doesn’t cut it anymore: Is someone commenting regularly on your blog or engaging in discussion with you on Twitter? When you see a client engaging as a fan or ambassador for your product or service online : Online thank yous and positive comments on Twitter / Facebook, along with external blog mentions, should not be ignored. But is online engagement enough? 
    [Twitter] Politics Gets Social: 160 Jaw-Dropping Facts about the 2012 Presidential Election
    We’d love to about your favorite on Twitter ! The election for the 45 th President of the United States is upon us. By and large, this election season has run as most do – with lively debates, lots of ‘fact-checking,’ and increasingly antagonistic television ads from both sides. But in one respect, this election has deviated significantly from those that came before it. This election, the candidates have been tremendously active on social media. 38% of social media users agreed that information found on social media was as impactful in making a decision as traditional media.
    [Twitter] Week in Review: Posts and Podcasts September 21 – 27, 2014
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Week in Review September 21 – September 27: 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. SBTD 75:  What is Freemium? SBTD 76:  Do I Need a Coach for My Business? You just finished reading Week in Review: Posts and Podcasts September 21 – 27, 2014 ! Brain Stew Whistle Stop
    [Twitter] 7 Reasons You Might Never Become an A-list Blogger
    list bloggers don’t spend every minute of their day on Twitter or on doing things that don’t matter. This is a guest post from Onibalusi Bamidele , a young entrepreneur with a free guest blogging guide for more on how to get traffic and build your brand via guest blogging. There are different types of bloggers with various levels of success. We have the average blogger and the super-successful blogger (often called the A-list blogger). Many new bloggers think becoming an A-list blogger is all about writing content and promoting your blog. You Don’t Manage Your Time. You’re Not Focused.
    [Twitter] Who’s On Our Client List?
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. During the past decade, we’ve worked with over 100 different types of business owners and operators. The list grows because new types of businesses are created all the time. We’ve learned that no two businesses are alike, not even if they are in the same industry in the same town. Maybe they’re in different phases of business or their intended audience is different. No two outfits are the same. When our customers succeed, it is by their own hard work and flexibility towards change. Food Producers. Associations.
    [Twitter] Social Networking In Your Face
    Twitter enables people to “follow” you but if I randomly started following you in real life, you’d think that’s weird, right? Related Stories What You Do is Not That Important My Story About Living My Life 3 Decembers of Twitter Data. Jena Kingsley is the latest in a series of comedians to poke fun at social networking systems by forcefully interacting with people in public places and proving that our online lives are silly when taken literally. Facebook has a little-used function called a poke. You can then ignore it or poke me back. Or poke anyone else.
    [Twitter] Social networks are redefining what a friend or a relationship really is
    This is a post where I am right but so is Brian… So yesterday I was talking via Twitter with Brian Dresher, the manager of  social media at USA Today. The discussion brought on by this tweet/thought: Brian followed that thought up with mentioning that “following&# someone pre-Twitter meant something more akin to stalking than it did to something more related to complimentary. You got that right. There was a bit more to the conversation but here’s the point that I want to get across- and I’m fairly certain that you would agree with me. He’s right.
    [Twitter] 5 Social Sites That Should Offer Online Associates Degrees
    Twitter. If Facebook is the MBA, Twitter is the Social Media Networking Guru. The Internet is the greatest collection of knowledge in human history, but if an alien were to download it he’d think we were still experimenting with how to breed. And getting it fantastically wrong a lot of the time. The Library of Alexandria was not stuffed with naked bodies in improbable combinations, but it also wasn’t open to everyone. You had to be well enough off to have time to read instead of earning food. Imagine logging on to education instead of funny pictures of cats. You’ll thank us.
    [Twitter] How to Motivate Employees without Money | Spin Sucks
    Arment Dietrich Overview Expertise Resources Gini Dietrich News Media Center Careers Contact Follow US Facebook Linkedin RSS Feed Twitter YouTube Share Categories Communication Social Media Advertising Entrepreneur SEO Marketing Marketplace COMMUNICATION / SOCIAL MEDIA / ADVERTISING / ENTREPRENEUR / SEO / MARKETING Sep 06 2010 How to Motivate Employees without Money By Daniel Hindin | Email | Print | 8 Comments | Guest post by Dallas Kincaid , founder and operations manager of Xecunet. Twitter Handles: My Name or a Nickname? Simply put, when things go wrong, people are pissed.
    [Twitter] So much going on – launch of Social Media Analytics And Web Journal, July 20th to July 26th
    Meanwhile, Twitter has been going through changes of it’s own and one has to wonder if Twitter will become more boring too.   And Google just released a quarterly magazine  on Thought Leadership … but when did Google ever do that before -whereas that’s exactly the kind of stuff Microsoft is good at putting out a lot of – same thing with IBM. Google, join the club of boring but successful large corporations. And some wax poetically about not loving or trusting Google and Google +. … Endless demands for  super-granular ROI and analysis.
    [Twitter] Digital Sharecropping – Why Most Facebook Customization is Wasted Effort
    North Social has more than 20 plug and play apps to juice up your Facebook page, from a video player to a Twitter integration, and everything in between. Tweet Part 3 of a 3-Part Rant. The time, money, and overall exertion being spent on customizing Facebook fan pages is largely misspent. Just because you CAN replicate much of your corporate website functionality on Facebook, doesn’t mean you SHOULD. Your Facebook fan page is not a collectible automobile. You do not get extra brand advocacy points for fuzzy dice, pin stripes, a chrome engine, or a bitchin’ stereo.
    [Twitter] Friday picks: FreshMinds’ favourite data visualisations
    This beautiful portrayal of the world in 140 characters was put together by Miguel Rios , Visual Insights Manager at Twitter. Every Friday we bring you the FreshMinds Friday picks – tools and hacks and ideas to help you make the most of  digital technologies  and to understand how they are helping brands to grow and innovate. This week we’re looking at our five favourite data visualisations:  including car sharing, global oil, Tweets and 19th Century cholera deaths in London. 1. The Bright Future of Car Sharing. Global Oil Since 1965. Real Time Internet Map App.
    [Twitter] The Fifth Model “Crowdsourcing” Hits Madison Avenue + Crowdsourcing Infographic
    Agency compensation models fortified with high overhead are under pressure since it isn’t easy for a large agency to monetize the creation of a Twitter background page or Facebook fan page. The Rise of Crowdsourcing 2.0: Benefits for brands and ad agencies. In the era of seismic change now occurring on Madison Avenue, ad agencies are starting to strap on an extra seat belt.  There is a lot of talk about revamping traditional ad agency models, e.g., digital, hybrid, tradigital or simply, creation of the “new agency”.  The “Fifth Model” Recognizes the Value of Social Media Marketing.
    [Twitter] Entertainment and Social Media Make a Great Combo
    Sure, you may not have thousands and thousands or even millions of followers on Twitter or Facebook as such high-profile entertainment companies and entertainers do, but the potential is there to grow your brand’s recognition. While Time Warner Cable has nearly 90,000 Twitter followers, your company may very well only have a fraction of that figure. When it comes to the entertainment world, the recent Oscars show in Hollywood was seen worldwide, but not just on television. Now imagine if your brand could get even one-fourth of that attention on social media.
    [Twitter] Show 320 - Making your competitors irrelevant
    If you have feedback for me on the show or topics that you would like me to cover then e-mail me at or join me on  twitter. Show 320 of  The Engaging Brand leadership and marketing podcast is ready  just for  you. To subscribe or listen for  free , you don't need to download anything and all explained at the end of the post. The difference between brand relevance, brand positioning and brand preference. The balance between looking at beating the competition and concentrating on the consumer. Concept of anthropological research. David Aaker, a recognized.
    [Twitter] Mining for Gold in Blog Comments
    This post was mentioned on Twitter by Social Media Guide, Ed Borasky, mo' stash, nancyrubin, SocialMedio and others. Back to Business and Thank You Response to Barbara Talismans Misinformed 12for12k Post Is Twitter Killing Blog Comments? Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs Mining for Gold in Blog Comments August 2, 2010 26 voices share yours! Share 1 save Two blog posts caught my eye today. Think about it – why do you blog (either personally or as a business)? Others?
    [Twitter] Google Waves Goodbye To Wave…Should They Do The Same To Google+?
    If you would like to continue using Google+, there are a number of alternative projects, including Facebook and Twitter. This morning I received a very cute email in my Inbox from Google. This is what it said: Dear Wavers, More than a year ago, we announced that Google Wave would no longer be developed as a separate product. At the time, we committed to maintaining the site at least through to the end of 2010. Today, we are sharing the specific dates for ending this maintenance period and shutting down Wave. We encourage you to export any important data before April 30, 2012.
    [Twitter] The 11 Types of Alexa Hot URLs and How to Get There
    How You Get There – Twitter. Network with the right people on Twitter and get it retweeted. Run a Twitter social media marketing campaign. But it also can really help out if you are able to get a lot of people to Tweet it on Twitter, link to it from your popular blog, and maybe even use StumbleUpon to get traffic to it. How You Get There – You have to get your content to go hot or “popular&# on Digg (which is a feat in and of itself) and then you need even more of a boost: like getting a bunch of retweets on Twitter, as well. Sports News.
    [Twitter] How to Leverage a Community of Passionate Fans
    She was mentioned on Twitter every 27 seconds during SXSWi. Jake praises Shane’s Twitter stream, claiming that you’re either going to learn or laugh if you follow him. Jake Jacobson, Garmin @jakesjournal. Jake Jacobson , Social Media Manager at Garmin , joins the  Social Pros Podcast  this week to reveal Garmin’s Youtility-esque goals when it comes to social media and customer service, plus how Garmin has been able to educate its wide and dedicated fan base through specialized content. Please Support Our Sponsors. We couldn’t do it without them! HolySocial!
    [Twitter] The W’s of Digital PR
    Where do these conversations take place?  Do some people talk about one subject on Facebook but another on Twitter?  Follow  me on Twitter. Social media is about communication.  As The Cluetrain Manifesto pointed out – Markets are Conversations. And as we strive to improve our conversations we have to improve our grasp of the basics of communication.  Take a new look at the 5Ws. Who :  Who are the people we might want to have a conversation with – women, men, mothers, IT executives?  Are gardeners, nurses or grandmothers?  Are they young, old, well-educated, underserved?
    [Twitter] Day 18: People of color impacting the social web – Lauren Thomas #28DaysofDiversity
    For day 16 , I would like to introduce to some and present to others: Lauren Thomas Twitter: @HelloLT Website/Blog: [link] Bio Lauren Thomas is a digital marketing strategist with a passion for connecting with people through social media, storytelling, and travel. As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human.
    [Twitter] Social Media Loaning You Better Offers
    Yes, being active on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and others can actually be financial beneficial to you over the long haul. Hit Up Facebook and Twitter for Starters. First, go to sites like Facebook and Twitter for starters. Whether you are in search of funds to deal with a medical condition, home or car repair, to start a new business or any other circumstances where a sizable influx of cash is needed, do you know how to go about getting the right loan? To them, the loan is a bridge to get them to better financial days ahead. What Loan Works Best for You?
    [Twitter] What is ‘The Way of the Web’
    But as the site has grown from friends and family to thousands of people every month, I’ve been increasingly asked about the name (Although not as much as my Twitter username ). When I started blogging years ago, I had no idea that one day it would become the main public face of my business and career. If you’ve ever tried to name a website, business, book or band, you’ll identify with the problem of coming up with a name for something – until it’s established and familiar, most names just sound odd. And that’s the personal hidden joke within the name.
    [Twitter] Rental Car Agencies Drive Off Being More Social
    Hertz has more than 23,000 followers on Twitter alone, not to mention how often they use Facebook. Enterprise has a great reputation for replying to questions or concerns on Facebook and Twitter, making their customer responses public. Searching for “ California auto insurance ” brings up results in sites like Twitter, that show them not just auto insurance companies, but reviews of other people who use these companies. Rental car agencies are included in this, where previously their best marketing tactics were word-of-mouth and some Internet searches.
    [Twitter] Marketers as Movement-Makers
    Please e-mail me at , call me at +91-9999856940, or connect with me on Twitter. Here’s a narrative I am trying to develop: 1. From Moments to Movements. The economics of entertainment have changed in a way that TV shows, video games and film franchises make most of their money not from opening weekends, but from repeat viewings. No Trust, No Relevance, No Logo. In the last year, I have done 30+ workshops with. 1000+ senior client and agency side marketers in half a dozen countries across Asia. Less than 5% of the participants mention a FMCG brand.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Landscapes Volume II
    The Top 100 Twitter Tools of 2012 (Categorized) – A list of cool and highly useful Twitter tools, some of which you may have seen before and plenty that are sure to be new to you. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Still, nada.
    [Twitter] A Teen Social Network Gets Justin Bieber’s Approval… and $1.1 Million
    He’s already the crown prince of Twitter. million Twitter followers, which is more than anyone else in the world (save for fellow singer Katy Perry, with whom he is effectively tied). We know that Justin Bieber loves social media. Now, he’s giving more than his 2 cents. He led a round of funding worth $1.1 million to the social network that wants to be the place for teens to express their angst. The network will be called Shots of Me but will not have a matching domain. It launches this week. He currently has 46.5 Read More: Fortune.
  • FEVER BEE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
    [Twitter] Rethinking How We Hire Online Community Managers
    Otherwise, magazines, in twitter conversations or outright looking for people discussing the topic and asking them for suggestions is a great way to start. We urgently need to rethink how we hire community managers. At the moment too many organizations, with little idea of what makes a great community manager, are hiring people who are either great at technology, have irrelevant community or social media experience, or have far too much free time.    This is a tragedy that's sabotaging their community efforts. It's time to rethink it. This is a big mistake. Attitude.
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Twitter] Turning Big Data Into Smart Data
    Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter ! Big data is an exciting concept and we hear a lot about it, but we need to get our data working towards achieving business goals. Big data is exciting. We hear about it everywhere we go. There are virtually limitless applications for these kinds of data, but when it comes to our businesses, we need to ensure that our own big data is working towards achieving the goals we have set for ourselves. This is the difference between your average big data, and smart data. But how exactly can we get our data working for us? So what are we to do?
    [Twitter] How Commentluv Premium Promotes Your Blog
    plugin, a trackback validation plugin (to confirm the other site allegedly linking to you is truly doing it), a DoFollow feature to tell search engines to follow readers’ links, the ability to add a Twitter field to the comment form, a feature to eliminate self pings (when you link to another link of yours and you get notified of a new trackback), and a widget sharing the top plugin users. Photo by Edumigue. Every blogger wants people to visit, read, and comment. Visiting is the easy part. Type in a URL or click a link and voila. Commenting has a stigma of being hard. the regular.
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – 20 Marketing Links
    17 Tactics for More Twitter Followers (And Two New Followerwonk Features to Help!) – Like it or not, you need to build a significant following on Twitter in order to take full advantage of the platform. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on Blog Post Promotion is LIVE! Be sure to register now and start promoting your content effectively today! The Resources Mashup. Blogging / Content. Well, now you can, in a way that’s easier than you may think! Finally!
    [Twitter] Tip: Quick and easy instructions for adding Pinterest - Blogger Xpertise
    Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Blogger Xpertise. Blogger sites that go beyond the basic template, showing you how to make your Blogger site just as amazing. About Us. Portfolio Pieces. Blogger Tips. Hangouts on Air. Submitted Questions. Opinion Pieces. Templates. Contact Us. Follow by Email. Subscribe To. Posts. Posts. Comments. Comments. Google+ Followers. Upcoming Events. Join us for our free weekly Hangout On Air event called the Friday Request Line, providing Blogger discussion, assistance, and helpful suggestions. Loading. Post Topics. Atom/RSS feeds. Contact/submission forms.
    [Twitter] The Importance of Brand Ambassadors
    Top 5 sportswear brands you should follow on Twitter. We’ve all heard the cliches. “Build raving fans!” ” “Word of mouth is the best form of advertising!” ” “Delight your customers!” ” These sayings would start to get really annoying if they weren’t 100% correct. As I said in part 1 of this series , it isn’t what you’re saying about your brand on social media as much as it’s about what other people say. Unfortunately, many people only talk about a brand if they have something bad to say. Related articles.
    [Twitter] Back to Business and Thank You
    Will try and catchup with you on twitter soon (or as soon as Im back from the home country, gotta go see the wee lads Granny before she snds out the lads looking for us!) Back to Business and Thank You Response to Barbara Talismans Misinformed 12for12k Post Is Twitter Killing Blog Comments? Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs Back to Business and Thank You April 22, 2010 138 voices share yours! will be responding to the emails and calls more personally soon. Enjoy this post? swear!
  • ENGAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Twitter] Social Tracking Made (Almost) Simple With Google Analytics
    Here you will be able to access to the new social dashboard where you can see how much traffic is coming from social media sites, which pages are the most popular on social sites and which social plugins (Facebook “Like” button, Twitter “Tweet” button) are being used. You may be very active on Twitter but find that your readers mostly click the Facebook “Like” button. Stay informed about the relationship between your content and the social web by subscribing to the Engage blog and following TMG on Twitter. Important note: You will need play with some code to implement this.
    [Twitter] Updated Google Reader Not so Great for Kindle 3
    After getting my thoughts together and setting my goals for the day, I opened Google Reader to see if there were any cool articles and find out what was worth sharing on twitter.  I began my morning routine as usual.  I arrived at the office, found a slightly flat bottle of Root Beer I left in fridge that was still worth drinking, and then sat down at my computer.  Low and behold, I discovered that Google has changed the appearance of their reader.  There are no major updates this time, but it is still worth mentioning.  Below is a screenshot of the home screen. Click to Enlarge. Googl
    [Twitter] 17 (mostly failed) Brand Tweets From The Oscars
    Lots of companies went the pretend real-time route, creating images based on nominees and winners, and pushing them into the Twitter stream organically or via promoted Tweet. Well that didn’t take long. In the few short weeks between the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards, it seems dozens of brands (and/or their agencies) have decided to “get themselves some of that real-time marketing!” ” Here’s the deal. Unfortunately, several brands missed that mark by a mile at this year’s Oscars. Missed Opportunities. Oscars. Not in-the-moment, nor even a link.
    [Twitter] Even a Tin Star Has Multiple Points (Saturday Clips)
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. A favorite past time for a Saturday afternoon was watching the great Westerns starring John Wayne. Sometimes, you could watch two different John Wayne movies – even thought it was the same story told a different way. great double feature would be Rio Bravo  (’59) and El Dorado  (’66). Pretty much the same story with different casts. gunslinger, a drunken sheriff, an old deputy, and a young traveling stranger with a stately nickname. Both movies also had the same director (Howard Hawks). Click Here! Click Here!
    [Twitter] Morning Commutes in Friday Flutterings
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. “Is there anything better than Corn Flakes and Boxscores for breakfast?” ” –  A memorable question from a Larry King column long ago. (I’m more of a Must C video and scrambled eggs now). … Morning commutes in San Jose, Washington DC, or Chicago might be safer than those in smaller metro areas. I’ve lived in the larger areas and the commutes come to a stand still. The ‘ Fast and Furious ‘ style of driving in Omaha is dangerous. Who’s copying it? Themed Days?
    [Twitter] Laugh At Yourself, But Take It Easy
    link] Tim Jahn I love that YOU'VE written this, because although we've yet to meet in person (and we need to change that considering we're both in the same city…), the you I know from Twitter is a very fun, spunky, questioning personality. blog comments powered by Disqus Search Brass Tacks About the Authors Amber Naslund Amber Naslund (@ambercadabra on Twitter) is a communications and business strategist and the Director of Community for Radian6. Except when they’re not. Where’s the line? Sure, being arrogant isn’t pleasant. Joy Good article!
    [Twitter] The Delicate Art of Letting Sacred Cows Go
    They interact with us on Twitter, but share our content on LinkedIn, too. Forced change is one of the hardest aspects of communications today. With consistent technological evolution and its impact on the Internet and media, change we must. Often change requires letting go of sacred cows, meaning those marketing and communications initiatives that are important to us or the company yet we know their not working. Why would a company continue efforts that produce little or no results? Still internal stakeholders feel these programs are the way business should be done. Begin with Clarity.
    [Twitter] 7 Ways to Find Epic Blog Writers for Your Site
    Then social media networks like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ are the right places to search for your best blog writers. It’s not a secret anymore that creating quality content is a priority for any business willing to grow their blog and get more customers. Recent research shows that 61 % of clients are more likely to order products and services from companies that create custom content. If you keep track of the current marketing trends, you’ve already made a decision to produce engaging and useful content to attract new leads and boost your sales. Great! How to manage it?
    [Twitter] Online Marketing: Why Email is a Richer Cousin to Social Media
    Again, this applies to the two most popular platforms, Twitter and Facebook. Thanks to the deluge of people your fans follow on Twitter, your tweet gets lost before it’s noticed. You can find him on Facebook , Twitter , and G+.  . This is a guest contribution from Mike Swan of Markupcloud Ltd. Let’s put it without masking – email marketing is facing challenges unbridled;  not in terms of its effectiveness as an online marketing endeavor, but in a way it is being adopted and used. Emails are still much more effective than any social media platform.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
    [Twitter] The Essential Guide to Lucrative Guest Podcasting
    Then, find their contact information (usually a website or Twitter username) either on the iTunes page or by searching for them on Google. This is a guest post by Chris from The Traffic Blogger. Appearing on a podcast is exhilarating, fun and most importantly: easy. All you need is a skype connection and most podcast crews will be able to have you on their show as either a special guest or temporary cohost. Reasons to Guest Podcast. Here are five reasons why you should guest podcast! Loyal Followers. Attentive Listeners. Instant Credibility. Future Audience. Making Money. Why or why not?
    [Twitter] Five Proven Ways to Improve Affinity Marketing Results
    Follow Martha on  Twitter  or connect with her on  LinkedIn. Having worked with a number of clients that market through affinity partners, SIGMA has identified a number of marketing best practices that have dramatically improved affinity marketing results. Affinity marketers may identify improvement opportunities by examining these top-performing methodologies. Targeting the Right Affinity Partners.   The potential value an affinity partner provides may vary greatly from group to group. Optimize Affinity Member Targeting. Multichannel Personalized Communications. Collaboration Portals.
    [Twitter] Using Social Media At Camp: A Question from a Five Year Old
    Arment Dietrich Overview Expertise Resources Gini Dietrich News Media Center Careers Contact Follow US Facebook Linkedin RSS Feed Twitter YouTube Share Categories Communication Social Media Advertising Entrepreneur SEO Marketing Marketplace COMMUNICATION / SOCIAL MEDIA / ADVERTISING / ENTREPRENEUR / SEO / MARKETING Aug 19 2010 Using Social Media At Camp: A Question from a Five Year Old By Gini Dietrich | Email | Print | 12 Comments | Last week, Mr. D was in New York visiting friends and, out of the blue, I received a video question from Sabrina, their five year old daughter. GO KU!!
    [Twitter] Engaging Brand 427 - Guy Kawasaki talks Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur
    love to hear your thoughts so email me, , join me on  twitter  ,  Google+  or to hear your opinion and ideas. Welcome back to  The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social marketing , business ideas and brand marketing tips  but before we start. The listener of the week and winning an  Engaging Brand  goodie bag is Erica Lee who joined the Google + group. Remember the Remember the goodie bad is picked from all the people who share, like, tweet about the show to say a BIG thank you from me! Will self publishing merge with publishing eventually?
    [Twitter] Being More Social With Aging Parents
    Twitter is also a great place to find lots of helpful information regarding anything you want. Instead of browsing a search engine and weeding through article after article, search on Twitter. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, something new comes your way. Maybe you’ve got your teens all set – an idea of college, maybe even some money tucked away and you feel great. Then you realize that your aging parents need some help. They are on a fixed income and need some guidance in creating a budget, and guess what- you are the one to help them.
    [Twitter] The 6 Step Online Marketing Strategy Every Small Business Should Follow in 2015
    Get active on forums and discussions websites like Quora, LinkedIn groups, Twitter and any other platforms where you can talk directly to your customers. You can start by following their Twitter account and joining their blog’s mailing list. Follow him on his blog Writing My Destiny , Twitter , and Google+. This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. 2013 was the year when people started taking content marketing seriously. The momentum grew in 2014 and thousands of corporations, small businesses and startups invested heavily in content creation. Content Marketing.
    [Twitter] Social Media Reading From “Resolution Week”
    PS+Twitter. 3 New YouTube Changes and What They Mean For Your Business. I love the New Year. It’s awesome to see people reevaluating their lives and making goals for the New Year.  I’m cheering for you to achieve everything you set out to do and much much more. guess you can say we are the cheering team for the Ambitious Blogger. Wondering if that should be the tagline? Anyways… Here’s what we’ve talked about this week. This Week on PS. Psst…The Spectacular Blog Review is Open. quietly reopened my Spectacular Blog Review Service. Social Media
    [Twitter] 13 Not-So-Scary Ways to Become a Master at Blog Commenting
    Blog commenting can leave a bigger impression on another writer than just sharing their article on Twitter or Google+. Every content marketing strategy should involve a plan for blog commenting. It’s entirely too easy to get stuck in a comfort zone of creating content , while keeping up on other blogs in your niche via RSS feeds or email subscription. However, taking the time to leave comments really matters, and it’s an integral part of your content promotion strategy whether you realize it or not. Over 2 million blog posts are published every 24 hours. Setting Reasonable Expectations.
    [Twitter] 2 New Programs Prove the Inmates are Running the Social Media Asylum
    Now, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is taking that situation to its logical conclusion by updating expected response times to their Twitter page every five minutes! KLM is serious about social media customer service, offering support 24/7 in ten languages on Twitter, Facebook and VKontakte. Image from If you’re reading this, you probably had little doubt about the power of the populace – armed with social media – to profoundly impact the behavior of companies. You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Free Tacos. But then it was gone. tweet this ).
    [Twitter] How to Create Online Buzz for Your Launch
    You may also find influencers who have more of a presence on a particular social media website, like Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube. You’ve been working for a year or more, and the big day is here at last. Your product is finally ready to launch. Now’s the time to kick off your online marketing campaign and watch the customers roll in. You set up your hashtags, update your Facebook page, and get the message out to anyone who’ll listen. And then—nothing. What did you do wrong? The problem is that you started to market too late. Mystery and Suspense. Tweet tantalizing clues. The result?
    [Twitter] Getting Down to the Skinny on Social Media
    Search twitter with hashtags, like #skincare #glowingskin or #dryskinredemy. You’ll be surprised how much information those sites like Facebook and Twitter can offer you! Your skin is often the first thing people see on you. You can only cover so much of it up, and it can reflect your health and well-being. Healthy skin glows, with or without make up, while drab, dry skin can bring you down. How can you find out some of the best tips and secrets of healthy skin and some of the latest trends? How about taking a look at social media? Social Networking is Colorful.
    [Twitter] Social Media and the news
    Twitter provided instant updates and quotes from sources that would otherwise be unavailable. This situation comes just before the posting last week on the Journalistics blog about the Top 25 newspapers on twitter. Of all the industries that have been had their paradigm shifted by social media perhaps journalism is the leader in the clubhouse. Look at the world through eyes of an information gatherer. Google has taken the search for information from pounding the pavement to pounding the keyboard. And, for the most part, that level of access is a good thing for all of us. Please.
  • ENGAGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
    [Twitter] Wow Your Customers: The Music Industry Ups Its Marketing Game
    Beginning as a completely black page with album opener “Chasing The Shadows” playing on loop, listeners will be prompted to ‘Share To Illuminate Luminous.’ As fans share the page on Facebook and Twitter, it will gradually brighten and songs will slowly be revealed. We’re constantly hit with a glut of information and content, including music. used to be the person whom friends would go to for new music recommendations. Nowadays, I often shrug when asked. That’s not because I’m not listening to new music—I am! All the time!—it’s Exactly. In one corner, we have mega-band Coldplay.
    [Twitter] Why Your Special Offer Isn’t
    When every company has a Facebook page, and a Twitter account, and a blog, and a YouTube channel, and a Foursquare offer, and whatever else is coming along next, how are customers going to parse all of those invitations? Social media and its impact on business only exists because of the larger trend of customer information and consequent choice making. Did we write letters to Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, and Budget and ask them to send us brochures so we could make a more informed choice? Of course not. You’re the Exception, Not the Rule. It’s an incredible gift. Danny Brown).
    [Twitter] Andy Gilman on How Social Media Changes Crisis Communications
    Now you would have to be able to communicate through Twitter, through a blog, through Pinterest, through Facebook. GL: When you think of a Twitter crisis or a Reddit crisis or another social media crisis, what can a brand do? Meet Andy Gilman , president and CEO of CommCore Consulting , otherwise known as “The Tylenol Man.” In 1982, when the Tylenol Crisis broke out, Andy prepped Johnson & Johnson Chairman James Burke for his 60 Minutes Interview, considered a turning in helping to resolve that issue. Here is an interview I conducted with him last week. That’s bad.
    [Twitter] Renovate Your Home by Being More Social
    In addition, there are a number of home improvement websites like HGTV, DIY Network, Houzz, and This Old House that have huge social followings on sites like Twitter and Instagram. You can ask your Facebook friends and Twitter followers which electricians, drywall installers, plumbers, or any other contractors they used to complete their home improvement projects. If you’re ready to give your home a facelift, then it’s important to use every research tool possible. When home improvement comes to mind, you probably think elbow grease, swinging hammers, and sawdust.
    [Twitter] Facebook, Sharing, Social And Me
    You can follow Tehneyat on Twitter @tehneyat. Tweet Written by Tehneyat who currently resides in London, United Kingdom from where she is blogging for Mindjumpers. Two days ago, Facebook announced how they are going to use Facebook as a platform for communication between users and franchises. Facebook is offering people deals from different places they check into (coffee shops, clothing stores, restaurants etc) by checking into Places on Facebook. This is great advertising for consumer communities on Facebook. Brilliant marketing strategy. Sharing and Location Based Services (LBS).
    [Twitter] The Pixar Guide to Feel-Good Blogging
    Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This is a guest post by David Masters. Is your blog sending out subtle signals for your readers to unsubscribe? Most top bloggers will tell you that to hold on to your readers, you must give them value. Value means the providing information they need to solve their common problems. For example, a photography blogger might write a blog post on choosing a new camera, which is a common dilemma for photographers. blog on writing might include an article on how to pitch editors so they say yes to your article proposal. Blogging
    [Twitter] Open Community Case Study – American Library Association
    For example, a few years ago when a new registration system wasn’t working correctly, Twitter lit up with complaints. ALA Twitter feeds. This post is part of our regular series of Open Community case studies, in which intrepid association blogger and freelance writer Deirdre Reid will be digging into associations (and other kinds of organizations when relevant) who are living and breathing their open communities in the ways we describe in the book.  If you have a case study to share, from the angle of any of the “big ideas” in our little book, please contact us. Datalicious.
    [Twitter] StoryStreamLab: MSLGROUP’s Social Curation Software
    We invite you to see the conversation taking place across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and blogs in one place, at I am delighted to share that we have launched  MSLGROUP ‘s proprietary social curation software StoryStreamLab at Cannes Lions 2013. helped create StoryStream — along with MSLGROUP’s crowdsourcing software People’s Lab and social analytics software Social Hive Index  – with Pascal Beucler , Narendra Nag and Tushar Bajaj. StoryStreamLab: Social Curation Software by MSLGROUP from MSLGROUP.
    [Twitter] Super Bowl XLVI Goes Social: Amplifying the Game Experience Online [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Share your thoughts in the comment section below, on Twitter (hashtag #Awarenessinc ) on Facebook at Social Media Marketing Best Practices, or on LinkedIn at the  Social Media Marketing Mavens Group. The Super Bowl XLVI was a social media success thanks to the Indianapolis Super Bowl XLVI Host Committee and team at Raidious , who created and managed the first ever Super Bowl Social Media Command Center. As a result, the Social Media Command Center generated over $3.2 million in value – through amplified social reach and engagement, estimated at 64 million impressions at kickoff alone.
    [Twitter] The Carpenter: Becoming a Craftsmen
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Building a business takes hard work. Which emotion drives you to work so hard at building your business? Is it possible to to work so hard and craft a fulfilling life for yourself and others around you? The Carpenter by Jon Gordon is a story centered around two small business owners. One, the Founder of a startup that is struggling. Another, a Carpenter in high demand. Both men very busy in their work, begin a friendship in an unlikely way as one saves the life of the other one morning. Click Here! Enjoy and embrace this story.
    [Twitter] Ideas on Ideas (Saturday Clips)
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. This morning when I woke up, I had a great idea. With guests over for the long weekend, I planned on making breakfast then working to flesh out the idea. But I forgot what the idea was! So I watched a few TED talks in hopes to regenerate the idea. And now I have a whole notebook full of ideas (though I still don’t recall that first idea of the day). So I share a few of the TEDs I watched: Adam Savage – How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here!
    [Twitter] A Single Gold Nugget is Worth It
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. If you could skim through a book or a blog and find one gold nugget, it could be a treasure worth the time it took to find. Recently, I was listening to a replay of a webinar while doing a few other simple tasks. played it for two reasons: I had missed the live call; I was hoping to get at least one gold nugget of an idea. ended up taking two pages of  scribbled notes. As I reviewed my notes a short time later, there were two items that stood out. Both items had more to do with style rather than content. Posts.”
    [Twitter] Your Business – Creating Additional Income
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Just about every business owner I’ve met is looking for ways to create additional income. For some, it’s simply a new product or additional services. Others may lean on their experiences and look to public speaking or teaching a course. As a business owner, you’re smart enough to know that so-called “get-rich-quick” tactics are most often flighty at best. While sometimes it may seem someone’s success came in an instant, it was probably preceded by long, hard work. Consider leaving a comment!
    [Twitter] Nothing to Say or Share? (Friday Flutterings)
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Sometimes, there is nothing to say or write. So don’t. … Story tells, the great preacher Charles Spurgeon once approached the pulpit on a Sunday morning, took a deep breath and said, “The Spirit has given me nothing to say this day.” ” He turned and walked away. … Do we share article, posts, quotes and images on social networks because the piece is so worth sharing you want everyone to know about it – or are we simply trying to build likes? If it’s the latter, please share less.
    [Twitter] What is an API?
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Occasionally, a question comes up about some programming or technology piece. While some questions may seem complicated, I’ve learned that in most cases, a simplified answer – one that makes meaning if possible – is what’s desired. One such question is: What is an API? First – a techy answer : An acronym (Application Programming Interface) representing a computer system or application allowing for requests to be made of it by other programs and allows for data to be exchanged. Think What is an API?
    [Twitter] Caption Contest: Win the ProBlogger Library of eBooks!
    This morning on Twitter (follow me @Problogger ) we were sharing our most embarrassing moments as bloggers and I shared the above picture which appeared in newspapers across Australia. When I shared it earlier today on Twitter the captions for it started coming in thick and fast, so I thought perhaps it’d be fun to open it up. Okay, time for a little light-hearted fun. Caption Contest! But the photo became the focus of the piece, and generated quite a few laughs. Enter up to five times to increase your chances of winning! To enter simply leave your caption in comments below.
    [Twitter] Write for Soshable (because it’s about the people)
    We will still be posting tips, analysis, infographics, and commentary, but there are plenty of blogs out there who hang on every move that Facebook or Twitter make. Things are changing at Soshable. For nearly 4 years, we’ve tried to bring the latest news, deep analysis, tips, and features about what’s happening in the world of social media. It’s been a labor of love – we only maintain enough advertising to keep the lights on and the bills paid – but we’ve had some wonderful success considering that it’s a (very) part-time gig for all of us.
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