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  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010
    [Twitter] Video Blog: Social Media and Employees part 2
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Video Blog: Social Media and Employees part 2 Posted August 6th, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , social media behavior , video Tags: employees , social media policy , Taylor Ellwood View Comments I think one of the challenges that faces businesses is developing policies that simultaneously protect the business while also respecting the voice of the employee. Imagine Your Reality. All Rights Reserved.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010
    [Twitter] What is Return on Relationship
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes What is Return on Relationship Posted August 20th, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , social media behavior Tags: Return on Relationship , Social Media View Comments Return on Relationship is more than just a buzz phrase. It’s a philosophy about Relationships and how important they are for business. ? Imagine Your Reality. All Rights Reserved. This site is powered by WordPress and uses the theme called Basic Simplicity by Michael Janzen
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
    [Twitter] Social media and workplace discipline
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Social media and workplace discipline Posted October 8th, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , business , social media behavior Tags: Social Media , social media coach , Taylor Ellwood , workplace discipline View Comments In the workplace social media can be a useful tool for presenting the company or a distraction from the job. Imagine Your Reality. All Rights Reserved. This site is powered by WordPress and uses the theme called Basic Simplicity by Michael Janze
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Twitter] New Downloadable Guide Helps You Rock Video Marketing
    Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This is a guest post by Adria Saracino. With over 500,000 new WordPress posts made each day, it’s important that your blog is the highest quality it can be in order to maintain your readership. But don’t worry, maintaining and attracting a strong readership is not impossible. It’s actually very doable. One of the best ways to interest readers in your blog is by using video, and specifically video marketing. Why will video and video marketing make a difference to your blog? Simply put, people love video.
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Twitter] New Guest Post Policy – Join the Discussion or No Link
    You should include an author bio, Twitter username, and email address associated to Gravatar. As a blogger and an internet marketer, I sympathize with the efforts made to get guest posts on blogs in order to increase exposure, traffic, and rankings to your website. Recently, I have been doing a regular spot every Wednesday for a guest post. This way, my readers can get viewpoints outside of my own about blogging and social media, which I believe is important in getting the best information about anything that you do. Increasing Discussion. know, it sounds harsh. Your Guest Post Policy.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Late Edition of the Resources Mashup
    Free Twitter backgrounds to download and customize. Twitter. common myths about Twitter. Noteworthy South African Twitter users. 10 reasons to encourage Twitter links in blog comments. Help your Twitter followers get more followers on Follow Friday. Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Twitter Top Ten. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, tilt shift videos, and what’s been going on and coming up on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup. Blogging / Writing. Design / Inspiration.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [Twitter] Scale or Say No
    When on Facebook or Twitter, if you correspond with me publicly I will respond no matter what. am not on Twitter during the weekends and most nights, but can be found on Facebook periodically during off hours. There’s a growing symphony of voices from our more well known friends that publicly demands cash for time, whether that be for a call, a lunch or a day. The underlying tone of these statements is anger towards frequent requests for time from their communities. But in reality, this problem should not be pushed back onto the community. Ways to Mindfully Say No.
  • FEVER BEE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Twitter] The Opportunities And Dangers In Our Existing Habits
    When did visiting Facebook/Twitter/our daily news sites become a habit? mail, Facebook, and Twitter are powerful platforms to let people see when their is interesting activity happening in the community. Imagine you have a successful mailing list/newsgroup. People subscribe once to whichever groups they like and then receive e-mails when someone posts to the group. The community comes to them. It's inserted into their existing habits. They don't have to go to the community. This is a powerful thing.   This isn't to say you can't create new habits.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012
    [Twitter] How Video Interviews Can Help Grow Your Blog
    Say hi to Torrey on Twitter. This guest post is by Torrey McGraw of Grind & Thrive. For beginner and more advanced bloggers, one of the most important questions we must ask is, “How will my blog stand out in my niche?” ” With the ever-growing list of blogs that are created daily, this can be a difficult question to answer. One way to set yourself apart is by incorporating video into your content strategy while others are primarily using written articles. That number has been and will continue to trend up each year. How interviews help grow your blog. Skype.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [Twitter] A PSA From The TSA On Instagram: #TSACatch Shows Photos Of What Not To Pack
    Each confiscated item is featured on the TSA’s Instagram and Twitter accounts with a dedicated hashtag, #TSACatch. 'Think you can sneak that bejeweled lipstick taser past the TSA? Think again. The TSA is nearing its one year anniversary of using Instagram to educate travelers on what not to pack by featuring photos of real items confiscated from airports across the country. The account was created in June of 2013 and features a range of confiscated items, from guns, to grenades, drugs and martial arts weapons. The TSA also features a more detailed account of these items on its blog.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008
    [Twitter] Stop the Posturing About Government 2.0 and Do It Already
    Had a higher up pinhead trot around a recent ABC News article about how terrorists use Twitter. Had a higher up pinhead trot around a recent ABC News article about how terrorists use Twitter. Trot out reports of all the good things that Twitter is doing. Trot out reports of all the good things that Twitter is doing. went on to add content about her book on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, RSS sites, & some bookmarking sites. went on to add content about her book on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, RSS sites, & some bookmarking sites. Government 2.0 Web 2.0,
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
    [Twitter] Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.
    Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Nobody Said Social Media Was Easy April 21st, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Social media isn’t inexpensive, it’s different expensive. Succeeding on the social Web requires daily participation. How could it not be so? Exactly. So, you have two options. One hour? Really hard.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
    [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.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
    [Twitter] Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.
    Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Why Are Companies Not Valuing Judgment As A Critical Element September 20th, 2010 |Written By: Noemi Pollack | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Noemi Pollack, CEO & Founder of The Pollack PR Marketing Group , a 25-year old integrated PR and marketing agency in Century City, CA. I disagree.
  • THE JORDAN RULES  |  SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
    [Twitter] Why a Portfolio of Websites Needs to Have Flexible UI Standards
    Share your thoughts below, or let me know what you think on Twitter. As more-and-more brands increase their online presence, they'll be faced with a dilemma: create strict UI standards, or flexible UI guidelines. There are pros and cons associated with either choice but, with the chancing face of the internet, flexible guidelines seem to be the best option. Firstly, let me explain what I mean by UI standards or guidelines. Anytime a online style guide is created, there should be a section for UI and UX guidelines. Creating this type of document is often lead by the creative team.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Twitter] Paid Posts: My Facebook Status Update is Smarter Than Yours
    Believing that your posts to Twitter or Facebook are more important than those of your friends may be a sign of egotistical delusion (or perhaps your friends just put up lousy, boring posts). Guest post by Christopher Wallace. Regardless, Facebook may soon give its users the opportunity to leapfrog their status updates to the top of the pile. In the Kiwi-based trial run, the costs of a highlight range from 40 cents to $2 (New Zealand dollars). Let’s look for a minute at the pros and cons for Facebook of a paid post program launching for all users: PROS. Investors Will be Happy.
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Twitter] A few new Analytics Dashboards and Upgrades – Web Journal Late July- August 2nd, 2011
    and I found out about it when someone followed me on Twitter from DashThis!   A couple of new Analytics Dashboards for Social Media Analytics “popped up&# over the weekend including: HowSociable? Pro   – I’ve been a fan of HowSociable? for a while – and I have a chart in Social Media Analytics derived from the data of HowSociable? Can't wait to see HowSociable? Pro in action!    I'll be curious to see what the advanced version has in it, beyond the screenshots - and when I get access, which I surely will, I'll share my impressions here. To be honest - DashThis!
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011
    [Twitter] The Pond vs The Stream: The Difference Between Marketing on Search and Social
    We might search for “Mustang vs Camaro Reviews&# on Google, or we may go to Twitter and ask, “Which is better, Mustang or Camaro?&#. Your Facebook likes and Twitter followers are the fish in your lake. One of the biggest mistakes businesses make when comparing search engines and social media for their marketing is assuming that since many of the basic activities are the same that the same strategies will work on both. The fishing analogy works well, here. The Similarities Between Search and Social. Both are used to: Gather information and have questions answered.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Twitter] SXSW Interactive: The Real Talk About Brands, Social Media and Consumer Behavior
    In the end, regardless of whether it’s Reddit, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, the most important thing for brands to keep in mind is their mission and objective. 'The typical panel at SXSW usually involves an expert or guru of some sort spouting so-called knowledge or reading factoids gathered from research firms thrown up on a giant screen. Instead, Hanelly and Kelly played host to a lively, thoughtful and engaging discussion on the role of brands in the ever-evolving digital media landscape. Opinions on how to engage on Reddit varied. Smart Digital Strategy Brings Brands to Life.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Twitter] 5 Ways To Enhance Your Research Techniques
    was researching Twitter chat tools and wanted the latest information. 'Research is the most important and time-consuming part of creating content. know because it takes up a big chunk of my day. It can be the most aggravating process when you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for. Like if I need 10 facts about a wrench but can only find five interesting ones, none of which are supported by primary sources, so, in the end, they’re useless. That’s when I know it’s either time to change my research method or re-evaluate the project. Here’s an example.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013
    [Twitter] 8 Ah-Ha Moments from SXSW 2013
    Thanks to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr, it seems like everyone is in the content creation game. Co-written by Jeff Ficker and Angie Thompson. Share, care and wear. This year’s SXSW Interactive Festival reflected the current mobile and social revolution—and previewed the coming wave of “wearables.”. We were there, and here are our eight “ Oh, wow! takeaways. Content marketing is bringing back Mad Men creativity to advertising. When was the last time you clicked on a banner ad? Exactly. The big shift to social content is coming to advertising.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Twitter] Published Social Media Research in Education
    Stanaityte  ( Eds.),  Cutting edge social media approaches to business education: Teaching with LinkedIN, Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, and Blogs,  7-38. Imagining twitter as an imagined community.  The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades.  Putting twitter to the test: assessing outcomes for student collaboration, engagement and success.   Learning by tweeting: using twitter as a pedagogical tool.   Experience of developing twitter-based communities of practice in higher education.   A case-study of twitter us.   2010). 
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011
    [Twitter] Mashable Editor In Chief Adam Ostrow on the Future of Media
    How portable identity differentiated Facebook and Twitter, and whether there’s any room for competition. Welcome to the Fifth Estate is officially available for purchase today. What better way to kick things off than a video from Mashable Editor in Chief and author of the book’s introduction Adam Ostrow? In this short two minute video Adam expands on a couple of trends discussed in the introduction: What the rise of Netflix and other online video players means to the traditional broadcast and cable marketplace. Why tablets (and smartphones) have changed everything.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
    [Twitter] Marketing with New Media in Mind - Jeff Korhan
    This is exactly what occurs when you deliver a barrage of Twitter messages to your community. This is exactly what occurs when you deliver a barrage of Twitter messages to your community. Jeff Korhan - New Media and Small Business Marketing Home About Me Working With Me Speaking Favorites Trends Subscribe « Fusing is Confusing: How To Uncomplicate Your Marketing | Main | How Blogging Enhances Your Sales Presentations » September 07, 2010 Marketing with New Media in Mind This past weekend I took two solid days off - no Internet or cell phones.   Relax.
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011
    [Twitter] Web Segmentation – Web Journal April 1st – 10th, 2011
    Using Gary Angel’s definition of a two level segmentation, we’d have to first determine a metric to look at (such as a change in amplitude in blogs, message boards, twitter, facebook, etc) and then answer  &# Who&# is that change made up of  - that’s the first segmentation. Was thinking about Gary Angels recent post titled Semphonic’s Two-Tiered Segmentation: Segmentation for Digital Analytics Done Right and realized the new Radian6 Insights features support such a segmentation, though imperfectly, as of yet. Explanation #2 : Our SEO has improved.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Twitter] Social Media Case Study: Walmart’s Fight Hunger Contest
    Supporters also took to Twitter to help promote their favorite town. Guest post by @Lisa Loeffler , Research & Analysis Lead at Convince & Convert. She is also founder and principal of Genuine Media , a marketing agency that helps clients build their individual and brand reputation through social media. You can’t always see it and many don’t talk about it, but hunger is a daily, global struggle. YouTube video highlighting the Fight Hunger Campaign. The community that tallied the most votes was awarded $1 million to help fight hunger. The rest of the winners and the story. link].
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010
    [Twitter] So Much To Do
    Comment as pts moderator Joe Hackman Getting info Pending approval share On Facebook On Twitter flag Delete Hide Unhide Ban user New! removeClass(livefyre-hidden)" class="livefyre-show-comment livefyre-button"> View comment pts mod Shonali Burke Getting info Pending approval share On Facebook On Twitter flag Delete Hide Unhide Ban user New! This post was mentioned on Twitter by Gautam Ghosh, Shonali Burke and Julie Walraven, Linda Machado. So much to do So much to see To hear, to taste, to ask, to be. So much to do So much to know To live, to love, to hurt, to grow.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
    [Twitter] 3 Digital Marketing Trends To Watch in 2012 and Beyond
    Looking forward to continuing the discussion on Twitter. Chances are on any given workday, marketers take advantage of a social feature, channel, tactic, or strategy that didn’t exist 12 months ago. An accelerated rate of change has always been a hallmark of social marketing, and with this in mind, eMarketer published a study in this area, Top Digital Trends for 2012. was particularly struck by three key ideas: Companies are no longer satisfied with standard social media success metrics. Magnetic content allows companies to succeed in the social and digital spaces. 2012 and beyond.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Twitter] Show 475 - The Truth About Trust
    love to hear your thoughts so email me,  anna@theengagingbrand.com , join me on  twitter ,  Google+  or Facebook.love to hear your opinion and ideas.  . love to hear your thoughts so email me, anna@theengagingbrand.com, join me on twitter, Google+ or Facebook.love to hear your opinion and ideas. 'The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social marketing , business ideas and  brand marketing tips  has a new episode. We talk about The Truth about Trust  and how it determines success in life, love, learning and more. Do you need to trust yourself before you can trust other people?
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2012
    [Twitter] Day 4: People of color impacting the social web – Brett Anitra Gilbert, Ph.D. – #29DaysofDiversity
    Twitter: @profgilbert. 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. For the past two years for Black History Month, I started an online series called 28 Days Diversity where I would feature someone new everyday during the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. Website: [link].
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
    [Twitter] NewME Launches Accelerator for Minority-led Start-ups in Silicon Valley
    The speakers and mentors have an unspeakable amount of experience and come from companies like Twitter, Path, Foursquare, TechStars, SoftTechVC, and a lot of others, you can check the  full list out on the site there. Originally posted on BlackWeb 2.0 by Angela Benton. It seems like just yesterday we closed out the first NewME Conference, #goodTimes.  While small, we got a lot of good information and data on what is needed to make technology focused start-ups successful.  And by successful we mean either operating in the black or experiencing a liquidity event.  Start-up Lifecycle.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
    [Twitter] Caring, Consistency, and the New Relationship Marketing
    For example, if somebody’s Twitter handle includes their name, you can still say, “Hi, Jay @JayBaer. Jay: One of the things that I do to sort of take advantage of how people do dive in and dive out of Twitter, in particular, is a lot of times when I’m tweeting posts of my own, my own blog posts and things like that, I typically tweet those within three minutes of the top or the bottom of the hour, because I figure more people are checking Twitter right before their next appointment or right after their appointment ended. love HootSuite for Twitter.
  • BRENT CSUTORAS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    [Twitter] We Are Gods Now by Jason Silva
    Related Posts: Foundation.kr : Kevin Rose’s Entrepreneur Interview… A Geek’s Glimpse Into Oktoberfest New Content Marketing and Infographic Offerings Twitter Soft Ban or Simply a New Bug? 'I do not know how I had never seen anything put out by Jason Silva before today, but a friend of mine Jake Filan, who is forced to listen to me ramble on about my theories on the future of society and technology, as they continue to emerge and how our adaptation and advancement rate [.] How Affiliates Can Use Social Media to Generate Traffic. Social Media Technology
  • ARI HERZOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
    [Twitter] Why I Changed My LinkedIn Summary
    LinkedIn MySpace Facebook Twitter Time. In an effort to better explain to friends and colleagues what I do and where my passions lie, and to illustrate who I am to those who don’t know me at all, I changed my LinkedIn summary yesterday. It’s smart to rewrite your summary once in a while to ensure it accurately reflects you. Mine wasn’t up to par. Here is the old: Public policy and communications professional with experience in public administration, constituent relations, writing, speaking presentations, policy analysis, and social media marketing.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011
    [Twitter] Rethinking how I manage my sites
    still own the domain, which I registered back in 2008 to give me a place to write about Twitter and Microblogging as it started to gain interest from early adopters and a wider audience, and over time I included the likes of Tumblr, Posterous, Plurk, Yammer etc, with whatever insight and analysis I could provide, as well as covering the bigger news stories. Or is there another way to utilise it which would mean that it’s providing value to people – considering that Twitter coverage in particular has spread to mainstream traditional news publications? Hopefully.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2011
    [Twitter] Seth Godin’s ‘Poke The Box’…
    For instance, he’s avoided Twitter for various reasons and disabled comments on his blog, but was actively involved in a closed social network created for purchases of his Tribes book, for example. I’ve been lucky enough to get a free copy of the new book, ‘Poke The Box’ by Seth Godin (I’m doing well at the moment after also getting a copy of Guy Kawasaki’s ‘Enchantment’ earlier this year). It’s a book you could get through in a couple of hours, and then follow the instructions at the end to pass it on to colleagues and friends.
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Twitter] Privacy on social media – do we even care?
    Android simply imported all my Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn etc. I lost all my phone contacts recently, which of course was a pity, but it led to an interesting discovery about privacy. Here’s my story. wanted to restore my smart phone to its original state – it started to work pretty slow after some time. The thing is that I simply forgot to copy my contact list backup. Shame on me. But no use crying over spilled milk. started installing some apps, configuring etc. and after a while I noticed that I have a few hundred contacts! How’s that?
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & BRNO HDR
    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 kikolani.com. 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. Blogging / Writing. Creative Tips to Increase Blog Traffic and Boost Your Business – How t o create the blog content you need to generate traffic, increase leads and sales for your business. Business / Career.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [Twitter] All You Ever Needed Were the Basics
    Not to mention, I find Twitter like internet crack ! With all the information online about everything and anything, it’s so easy to get lost in learning and researching things. How many times have you looked up and realized you have wasted over two hours on social media sites like YouTube and Facebook without accomplishing much of anything ? So it’s not much of a surprise when people find out about making money online, they flood Google with relevant queries. The Harm in Consuming Mass Information. This Is How You Waste Time. domain within three months. But thank God I did. Hell yeah!
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Twitter] 7 Critical Elements Of Effective & Complete Domain Management
    Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen. Effective and complete domain management is a composition of processes with essential elements that if used together forms a system that determines the success of your business or blog online. Many start a blog without a “business plan” and soon find missing elements that are harder to implement at that point in time. There is no right or wrong, I agree. Choosing A Brand Name. The objective is that you do so choosing a brand name carefully will count much in your favor.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Twitter] No more excuses! Apply these accountability butt-kickers…
    Try one of these for uber-productivity… Antisocial blocks sites that make you unproductive, like Twitter and Facebook. 'Some things in business are easy. The things we’re really good at. They’re the reason we walked the path of self employment in the first place. Our creative genius. The spark. Our flow. We can do it with our eyes shut. It’s magical. Then there’s the other stuff… That which overwhelms us. Makes our eyes glaze over at the slightest thought. We’ll tackle any other task but THAT one. We’d rather. Dust every inch of the house. And do it willingly. Here’s how….
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010
    [Twitter] From Side Project to Sustainable Business … Using Social Media
    Around about this time, Twitter was the next big thing. realized if I wanted to offer my clients the best service I could, I’d better get to know what Twitter was, and work out it was going to be any good for business. Twitter was (and still is) my social networking platform of choice. few days later I woke up to find that I’d been listed on Forbes as one of 30 female entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. In addition to emailing a thank you to every commenter who interacted with my blog, I’d also visit their blogs and add them to my Twitter network. domain.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Twitter] 5 Email Engagement Lessons from the Big Social Networks
    Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter send a significant amount of email to their users, and by examining their strategies and formats, you can learn a great deal about using email to reach your blog readers. Twitter’s email strategy. Twitter’s “digest” email is a relatively recent innovation that provides a list of the most important tweets from your followers. This digest focuses on helping users find the content that is most popular, but that might have been missed given the immediacy of Twitter. This guest post is by Lior Levin.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
    [Twitter] The Year of Living Older… And Liking It
    Comment as pts moderator timepass Getting info Pending approval share On Facebook On Twitter flag Delete Hide Unhide Ban user New! removeClass(livefyre-hidden)" class="livefyre-show-comment livefyre-button"> View comment pts mod Shonali Getting info Pending approval share On Facebook On Twitter flag Delete Hide Unhide Ban user New! removeClass(livefyre-hidden)" class="livefyre-show-comment livefyre-button"> View comment pts moderator Jillfoster Getting info Pending approval share On Facebook On Twitter flag Delete Hide Unhide Ban user New! “How old I am.&# Hoo boy.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Twitter] From Joysticks to Likes: The Merger of Social Media and Gaming
    Though many games offer Facebook pages or Twitter updates for their fanbases, only one company has taken the effort to provide a social platform dedicated to games themselves. 'Facebook is part of our daily routine and we can Tweet in our sleep. Social media has become so compelling and integrated into our lives, we return time and time again to check out our newsfeeds and update our lists. The continued development of new features has increased the time spent on social media , to the point where Experian Media reports 27 percent of the hours spent online involve social media.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Twitter] How to Use Social Media to Land Your Next Job
    'Social media has exploded over the last few years, and more professional companies than ever are turning to websites like Facebook and Twitter to reach out to customers and connect with people. You can take advantage of this new trend in the hunt for your next job. There are many ways you can use social media to aid your search. Make Yourself a Virtual Resume. Companies are going to want to know about your work history and qualifications before they hire you. Social media can help you show them what you can do before you even have an interview. Advertise Yourself to Potential Employers.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014
    [Twitter] Content Isn’t King… Here’s What Is!
    Twitter is King’ was something I heard a number of bloggers crying (as they gave up their blogs to get onto Twitter), ‘Facebook is King’ was the cry a few years later when setting up pages there was the cool thing to do. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and G+ are just ways of delivering usefulness. 'Over the years I’ve heard many debates in the blogosphere about what is ‘king’ ‘Blogging is King’ was something many argued almost 10 years ago as it began to rise in popularity. How to be useful?
  • SOSHABLE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012
    [Twitter] When Exploring New Ideas in Social Media, Remember to Stay on Target
    They were telling me about all of the interesting content they had posted on Tumblr and Pinterest , a pair of sites that I encouraged them to use a month ago once they had their Facebook, Twitter , LinkedIn , Google+ , and YouTube covered properly. There are few things that can stop productivity like distractions, particularly if they’re fun or exciting. Those who use social media for business are well-aware that shiny new play toys bounce in front of us almost every day. Pinterest (Photo credit: PixByDee). The problem was that they took it way too far. They had gotten sucked in.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [Twitter] Three Things Businesses Need to Focus on For Successful Social CRM
    Take a simple example of companies that have Twitter accounts or Facebook Fan Pages yet do not utilize these assets for anything more than a customer database aggregator.  Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Three Things Businesses Need to Focus on for Successful Social CRM View Comments March 17th, 2010 I was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and was asked what the three most important things are for small businesses as they pertain to Social CRM (this applies to large businesses as well).  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Twitter] 17 Ways to Succeed in Viral Content Marketing
    Virgin Airlines offered 1000 tickets at $9 several years ago – expensive, but they gained over 16k Twitter followers from the experiment. 'Every marketer’s dream is to create a piece of viral content. Old Spice, Smart Water, and BlendTec are just a few examples of companies with campaigns that have received million of shares, and some serious brand advocates. While there’s no reliable formula for virality, there are some tried-and-true tactics to increase the appeal of your next campaign. Image Credit: Voltier Digital /ProBlogger. Inspire the Right Emotions. recent study by Frac.tl
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [Twitter] YouTube Launches Charts of Top Videos
    Social Media Marketing Goals & Tools An Interactive YouTube Campaign By Tipp-Ex Subscribe to Blog Subscribe to Danish Newsletter TOPICS Best Practise Cases (46) Facebook (53) Linkedin (5) Marketing & Communication (104) Mindjumpers (32) Social Media (219) Social Network (128) Social Responsibility (43) Tech Development (51) Tips (25) TribeSourcing (15) Twitter (23) FLATTR MINDJUMPERS Mindjumpers © 2010 All Rights Reserved On each list, you can see the Top 100 videos. Where do I go? For example, this could be by making categories such as “most shared” or “best newcomer”.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
    [Twitter] 9 Questions with Sean Platt of Ghostwriter Dad
    Even when not actively on Twitter or Facebook, social media affects everything we do. Not everyone subscribed to my Twitter feed wants to hear about my book every 20 minutes. The following is an interview with Sean Platt of Ghostwriter Dad and previous guest blogger here at Kikolani. Hi Kristi! it’s great to be here! Thanks for having me. How do you promote your book in a very competitive marketplace? refer to this as the “build stuff and talk about it” model, except I never use the word stuff in private. This will probably be the hardest book we’ll ever promote.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [Twitter] Is Your Social Approach to Recruitment Working?
    Platforms that are leading the way are LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, with LinkedIn being the most popular business social networking site. 'Whether you’ve just begun your small business journey or you’ve been in the field for decades, recruitment is an ongoing task that is ever-changing. Owning a solid company starts with having smart, dedicated employees. With millions of people out there, how do you find the right people for your company? Social Networking Proves Popular. When the advertising spend dries up, so too does the candidate’s interest in their business.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [Twitter] Five Ways to Generate Content for Your Social Pages
    Find what’s being talked about in real-time on twitter, through photos, videos or even by influencers. 'Photo Credit: Hannes Treichl. Social media managers have to keep up with the latest news in their client’s genre. While at first this task may seem easy to find statistics, quotes and other news related to their industry, over time information can seem sparse or overdone. Social media fans want to follow brands who will give them unique, entertaining and applicable information. But how do you find that content for them? Keep in mind that generating content is like building with Legos.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Twitter] How Social Media Is Transforming Insurance Company Practices
    Likewise, insurance companies that are active on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Quora and other social information sites can transform insurance marketing language into easy to understand points for consumers. At Socialnomics, we’re always writing about the enormous impact of social media on so many aspects of our daily lives. Recent posts have shown the importance of using social media for a company’s business sales , its online business reputation and even one’s TV entertainment. But here’s a new twist – have you ever connected social media with insurance?
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
    [Twitter] New Postling Streams: Save Time While Being Social
    In two simple steps you can post a blog post to various blogs, update Facebook and Twitter with status updates and/or links and various other accounts such as; WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, Squarespace, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr. Postling has come up with an easier way for all users to now be able to see their Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr streams in one place, with Postling Streams. 4.The best part is you’re not restricted by platform, you like something on Twitter; share it on        Tumblr or Facebook etc. So how can you do both? Register and/or Login.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Twitter] Is Social Media the New Online Education?
    Knowing the ins and outs of Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Google Plus, Twitter and more may pay dividends in your job. 'Studying your way through a 4-year college degree used to be a clear path to jobs, success, income and more. To graduates, having a college degree was the essential tool for career advancement. But more recently, those notions are coming under fire. Recruiters and business owners alike are seeing young social media talents finding ways into jobs and career paths without a formalized 4-year education. And that’s just those who have found jobs. Online Degrees.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [Twitter] Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.
    Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 6 Degrees of Influence – The Value of Customer-to-Customer Connections July 22nd, 2010 |Written By: Yael Davidowitz-Neu | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Yael Davidowitz-Neu , a Sales Strategy Analyst at Google responsible for analyzing consumer behavior, search trends and market dynamics. link].
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [Twitter] Social Media is the Servant of Strategy, Not the Master
    Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Social Media is the Servant of Strategy, Not the Master July 14th, 2010 |Written By: Mike Cassidy | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Mike Cassidy , a non-profit Senior Executive Director specializing in membership development, engagement and retention. Why ignore it? Thanks, Mike! Great post. Priceless.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Twitter] Airbnb Releases First Short Film Crowdsourced From Vines
    The Vine scenes were solicited over a six-day period, during which Airbnb leveraged Twitter as its “director” by tweeting visual twitpic instructions to communicate how different clips should be created. 'The creativity and power of Vine continues to generate headlines as marketers keep pushing the limits of what’s possible with the popular six-second video platform. The latest example comes from Airbnb, which recently released the first short film, “Hollywood & Vines,” created by crowdsourced Vines. The end result is highly artistic and in no way promotional.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [Twitter] 10 Fresh Tips for Finding Time to Blog
    Twitter. In fact, while you’re at it, turn off your phone, Twitter alerts, Facebook messages, IM and email inbox—anything that’s going to keep you from getting your thoughts down. Remember, it’s better to own your content than get owned by Twitter or Facebook. It helps me organize and prioritize my thoughts, and keeps me from cursing iPhone autocorrect fails—which, when funny enough, lead me to waste another 15 minutes ridiculing those blunders with all of you on Twitter. This guest post is by Brian Milne of The Corporate Mentality. School. Friends. Facebook. 9 p.m.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Twitter] Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT
    If you’re posting content to any other platform other than Twitter and Instagram, you don’t need to shorten the URL. Twitter. In my case, I selected my Twitter profile which is also public by default. For example if you’re using Twitter in the recipe, you will be prompted to authorize your Twitter account. Especially if you use Twitter, where rapid responses to replies are expected. 'You know what’s a huge time-suck? Social Social media drudgery. YOU have creative ideas that the world needs!  What is IFTTT? How to start using IFTTT. Tumblr.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010
    [Twitter] 5 Ways I’m Using Facebook to Drive Traffic, Build Brand and Increase Reader Engagement
    I’m not sure why – but despite my best efforts I couldn’t seem to get Facebook to ‘work’ as well as I could with Twitter when it came to engaging readers, driving traffic and building community. Interestingly when we ask the same questions on Twitter (where we have 1000 more followers than we have ‘likes’ on Facebook) we only get 10 or so answers to our questions where on Facebook we get hundreds (we’ve had as many as 700). I was always a doubter when it came to using Facebook to promote a blog. Here’s what’s worked: 1.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
    [Twitter] Fighting for the internet, and for my son…
    If you read my blog regularly, or follow me on Twitter , you’ll doubtless have an idea of my views on SOPA, PIPA, ACTA etc. I’m one of over 2 million people who have signed a petition to try and get ACTA rejected, and I support the hundreds of protests taking place later today in cities across the UK and the globe. I’m against these measures for 2 reasons, and it’s not about being able to pirate films, music or books. Generally many of the acts, artists and authors I enjoy tend to be aware of and use Creative Commons licences anyway. Buffer.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Twitter] First person accounts and social media…
    There’s obviously the question of whether archives will exist for what is proprietary social media data on the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Delicious, etc. I’ve been sorting through hundreds of books recently. Partly it’s an attempt to free up some space in the house, and partly it’s an acknowledgement that I no longer need to compulsively hoard every piece of media that comes my way. Collections were in alphabetical and chronological order, items were very rarely lent to anyone, and I never sold anything. Now that has all changed.
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Twitter] Getting More SoundCloud Plays: 5 Dos & 5 Don’ts to get More Plays!
    Try to match your username from Twitter or other social platforms so that things look like they lining up. Go into the Advanced Settings tab and start adding links to your: Twitter. 'SoundCloud is the most exciting opportunity for musicians to increase their exposure, find new fans, and even get discovered. Getting more SoundCloud plays is not, however, as simple as uploading some tracks and letting the magic happen. You have to work for them, and you have to have a good plan to get more SoundCloud plays. They’ll be obvious once you have them done, but you can’t skip them! Tumblr.
  • FEVER BEE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014
    [Twitter] Tiers Of Motivation For Participating in Online Communities
    It's up their with BBC News, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, FeverBee, and GMail.  'Let's begin with the first, the unique benefit. You join a community because you want access to a unique benefit.    The unique benefit is typically one of:  Unique benefit. Pleasure. You join the community to get immediate gratification from a specific activity. Reduce pain. You join the community to reduce a pain you are affected by. Customer service communities thrive here.    Hope. You join the community to change something in the world (or about yourself).
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Twitter] Women like Pinterest, measuring and Instagram
    Women More Likely To Buy From Pinterest Than Facebook, Twitter – this news should really come as no surprise given the social network’s visual nature and primarily female demographic. Is it me or has Mother Earth decided that spring was overrated? In Boston, the week started out in the 80’s before closing out a bit cooler and days topping out near 70. Nothing like the crisp days I am longing for… Hopefully you had an eventful week full of nothing but goodness and an even better weekend planned. Enjoy this week’s edition of Five for Friday and I’ll catch you next week.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Twitter] Emergent Collaboration Vendor Review: Mango Apps
    If you are vendor that would like to participate, please contact me (email is in the sidebar as is the twitter link). On Friday’s I’ll be reviewing a vendor in the emergent collaboration space and will provide an overview on that vendor which includes aspects from leadership and vision to technology and market focus. The goal of these posts is not to bash or praise vendors but to simply offer an objective view on what various vendors offer so that YOU can decide if they are a good fit for your business. Every post will cover the same elements for different vendors. Support. Pricing.
  • JUSTIN LEVY  |  SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2009
    [Twitter] Sleep is Forbidden | Justin Levy
    Even this morning, on a holiday weekend, while Chris is taking his first vacation in years, we were discussing some new ideas over DM on Twitter. My answer: Sleep is forbidden [link] This comment was originally posted on Twitter [link] lvadgal Reading: Sleep is Forbidden | Justin R. Levy [link] This comment was originally posted on Twitter [link] CoachDeb Here's 2 maintaining the hustle, and knowing that work IS play! This comment was originally posted on Twitter Matt Wilson My 2 year old grandson has been having sleep terrors for over a week now. I can’t.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Twitter] The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Customers Purchasing In-Store And Online
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Written by Chris Allen of BePoz. If you operate a retail outlet, you may have both a storefront and an online presence. The question is, how do you keep customers engaged and buying in both locations? Your physical store and your online store have separate strengths. You need to play to those strengths, and use them effectively to market to your customers. What are customers looking for online? What are they looking for when they visit your store in person? Give them what they want and they will come back for more.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
    [Twitter] 0-60 Series: Day 13 - Templates, Loose Ends, Plugins
    There are others we'll do soon, such as an optin form (MailChimp or aWeber), traffic analysis, Social Network add-ons (Twitter, Facebook, Favorite videos, etc) - but for now, this is a good start. In this series, we will cover some of the first 60 days of integrating social media into your overall business and marketing strategy. These trainings are designed to be completed in an hour (after all we have businesses to run). With just a day or two before we launch (soft and quiet), let's grab a pizza and tie up some loose stuff: Make sure you have your dotcom (your domain name) reserved.
  • CREATIVE RAMBLINGS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011
    [Twitter] Google+ Business Pages are good for brands
    While Twitter will always be my favorite social network, I have grown to like Google+ immensely. There was a time when Facebook was the be-all and end-all of social networking. Since November 7, 2011, the balance has shifted. Google+ moved up a gear with its Business Pages. am very impressed with the new Pages and. Facebook Google Tips benefits of Google+ facebook google Google+ Business Pages social networking
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
    [Twitter] 4 Fresh Trends in B2B Social Campaigns
    When you think of social campaigns today, don’t think about a single network like Facebook or Twitter. 'Consumer brands spent the early years of the social boom using campaigns to collect likes, create conversation, and distribute coupons. Meanwhile, B2B marketers sat on the sidelines waiting for social campaign technology to deliver against their more sophisticated needs. In the B2B space, having people follow you is not enough. You have to go beyond likes and simple conversations. That’s changing rapidly. Here are four of the more common, fresh approaches I’ve seen of late.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
    [Twitter] Are You Still Being Social or Are You Getting Social Media Fatigue?
    When was the last time you used the advanced search on twitter, facebook etc to find people with the same interests.to Are you being social or are you being media? Are you allowing familiarity to breed contempt? It is a question that we need to keep asking ourselves, our brands and our marketing teams, because familiarity can breed contempt. Personal relationships need work not to take them for granted.and so do customer relationships. Social marketing tools been around for a decade and with the reliance on them and with the familiarity of them.we Some questions to ask yourself.
  • SOSHABLE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Twitter] LinkedIn SEO: Increase the visibility of your business profile
    The LinkedIn profiles do appear on the Google search engine results pages, but normally only if you type in a person’s name and it has already shown you the Facebook and Twitter answers for that name. 'LinkedIn was created for business persons to communicate with each other. You can improve the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) of your profile so that you are more likely to appear on the Google search engine results pages, as well as making your profile more prominent and easy to find on the LinkedIn website itself. Make sure you fill out every section on your profile.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
    [Twitter] Where To Put Your Contact Information
    Some have About sections, like Facebook pages, while some simply have a place for short bios (Twitter). If clients, potential clients, and potential business partners can’t find a way to contact you, they will be disappointed and frustrated. That will be difficult for your business. But where should you put it? Here are some great places to put your contact information on your website, in your e-mail newsletter, and in social media: Contact Information On Your Website. Usually, a phone number is enough. Contact Us page – Where else? That’s the purpose for this page.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010
    [Twitter] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, #FBCLContest Update & Funny Tennis
    Twitter. Twitter trifles : a follower conundrum – how to address a friendly non-follower. new ways to use Twitter at live events – beyond just hashtags for promoting the event. Process for analyzing a Twitter account – 3 out of 4 free tools you can even use on other people’s accounts as well as your own. How to create screenshots of Twitter tweets without software – 4 quick methods using different websites. The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon and retweeted on @kikolani this week. Facebook.
  • SOSHABLE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2009
    [Twitter] Social Media for Car Dealers: An Interview with Richard Valenta
    “The goal is not to set up a Facebook or a Twitter account and start pushing inventory and specials and coupons,&# Valenta said.  “The goal is to interact with people in the community, gain that credibility and utilize it as a place to soft-shoe your way into advertising your products and services.&#. Twitter friends, Facebook fans, etc., Just as there were dealers who did not have websites a few years ago, there are dealers today who do not have accounts on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, or Flickr, and there are even more who do not have a dealership blog.
  • ALEX BLOM  |  FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009
    [Twitter] don't forget the others
    Tagged as: marketing , offline mattsparks88 (Matt Halliwell) Twitter Comment @AlexBlom no worries there dude. Posted using Chat Catcher AlexBlom (Alexander Blom) Twitter Comment @mattsparks88 @phycodes Thanks for the RT's guys, 'Don't forget the others' [link to post] - Posted using Chat Catcher karriann A deliberate adopter, I really enjoyed reading this! Matt Halliwell Its good to see you back online @ Twitter. By the way, it's so good to see you back in action on Twitter and here. How to Build & Sell Through a Community Part 2: Why?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Twitter] 7 Simple Steps to Writing Great ‘How To’ Content on Your Blog
    On Twitter a number of people told me that they were having a little trouble with writing a ‘how to…’ post because it wasn’t their normal style of writing on their blog so I thought I’d jot down a few tips for writing ‘how to…’ content (something I’ve been creating for 10 years now on my blogs). Yesterday I announced our ‘How To…’ group writing project and issued readers of ProBlogger with the challenge to go away and write a ‘ How to ‘ post for their blog. How to Write ‘How to’ Content on your Blog. Add Depth.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
    [Twitter] If You Did SXSW Right
    In #2, sort through who you really want to stay connected with, and send them a LinkedIn request, find them on Twitter, get their blog into your RSS reader, and throw them a really quick “Great Seeing You&# email, and then throw the card away. Make a Temporary Twitter List. If you are landing in your city of choice and are setting about the business of resetting yourself back to the workaday life after attending the big spring break for geeks, South By Southwest, then what you might consider doing next is probably what matters most. Sort Your Cards. Colleagues. Trash.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
    [Twitter] Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.
    Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Social Media Monitoring Tools – How to Pick The Right One July 7th, 2010 |Written By: Katie Van Domelen | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Katie Van Domelen , the social media manager at Off Madison Ave in Tempe, Arizona. applications like Facebook, Twitter, Skype, etc. What about you?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [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).
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011
    [Twitter] Crowdsourcing: Intersection of Madison Ave and The 5th Model (Part 2)
    Agency compensation models fortified with high overhead to handle traditional media, are unable to monetize the creation of micro-projects like a Twitter or Facebook fan page.  No, you’re not in the Twilight Zone.  In this new world, Madison Ave and 5th do cross at the intersection of “ Crowdsourcing ”.  The advertising world is rife with talk about revamping traditional ad agency models.  We hear the terms:  digital, hybrid, tradigital or simply, creation of the “new agile agency”.  A new compensation model is needed to reflect activity-based pricing delivered more efficiently. .
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Twitter] Blog Posting Mantra No. 4 – At Least One Link Out
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'In the original Blog Posting Mantra version (circa 2006) , At Least One Link Out was the 4th item on the list. It remains there for consistency sake – and because  it’s still an important piece (though ignored too often). In 2006, I wrote: The challenge many business people and busy bloggers have is, well, time. Who Who has time to look for links? hear (and feel) your pain. Still, linking out is important and there’s a quick-n-easy way to go about it. The reason to link out is simple. and share the link.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Twitter] QuickSprout Website Analyzer – SEO and Speed Test
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'It seems no matter what level of knowledge a small business owner has on web-related tools and behavior, the term “SEO” and how their business “ranks” is on the minds of many. While optimizing your website, mobile, and social media efforts is important, it’s always been my concern that writing with an emphasis to please a search engine rank will hurt your overall business efforts. To gain a better ranking, provide highly consumable content satisfying to the human reader. . Related Stories 29.5
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Twitter] Benchmarks are not Hurdles in Friday Flutterings
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Benchmarks Are Not Hurdles – not at first. When we wait until the last part of the timeframe to reach our benchmarks, then they become brick walls, don’t they? Do what you like least, first. Soon, you will end up beginning to like those things, too. … Cracking Eggs on a Flat Surface is Best – I read this around the holidays, and have practiced it daily since. No shells in the eggs. And here’s a video to show it to be so, along with 23 other things you might be doing the wrong way. Themed Days?
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
    [Twitter] How SmallBizTracks Works: Every Project Gets a Scope
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'One of the most important practices we have at SmallBizTracks is starting things out with a Scope Document. Whatever  level (size of project) or track (type of project), “The Scope” starts the project off on the right foot, keeps the project on “track”, and serves as a check list to know when to modify and when the task is complete. The outline below is written in a format similar to our scope document, just to give an idea of what our scope looks like (not a specific track or model): Initial Consult.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014
    [Twitter] Practice, Purpose, Perseverance, and Playlists in Saturday Videos
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Here are three videos with points of view to assist small business owners and solopreneurs who are already digging in and feeling a bit of overhwelm, though still in the early stages of a calendar year. John Paul Dejoria – Why I Never Use Email or a Computer (via Inc. Magazine). Listen for this quote: “Pay attention to the vital few and ignore the trivial many.” ” Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! See more of this interview at the Inc. Click Here! Click Here! Tools I Use.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
    [Twitter] Clap for the Click, Reward the Review
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'We live in an age of the  Quick Attention Span  and Instant Gratification. When it comes to the digital landscape of social media and mobile usage, are we cutting efforts short by asking for the quick-action connect? Maybe we get too excited about scoring social media with how many “Likes” or “ReTweets” or “Follows” or “Check-Ins” or “+1s” we receive. suggestion for small business owners: Clap for the Click; Reward the Review. Clap for the Click; Reward the Review.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2012
    [Twitter] Life Delivers Turbulence: Adjust or Start Over?
    Follow Mike Sansone on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. On the first day of 2012, my wife and I were excited to begin our first full calendar year together. Focus. Excitement. We had big plans for the new year. On the second day of 2012, life threw us a curve ball. Angela’s dad had a “heart episode” and was taken to the hospital. Only two hours away (a commute for many, but in the country that’s a trip), we quickly grabbed a few things and headed home to help. We remained for 11 days. Dad’s doing great in his recovery. Physically, Mentally, Spiritually.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014
    [Twitter] How I Balance Personal and Professional Online Today
    On Twitter , I’m kind of an amalgam. To be honest, it’s an ever-changing battle for me, deciding what’s okay to post on Twitter or not. For the most part, feedback from Twitter friends has always been that they like that I’m more personable and accessible, so I try to keep it that way by not making myself just an RSS feed of marketing articles. have formed great friendships through Twitter connections over the years, so this is a bit of a gut-feel thing for me and always has been. Earlier if you count much more nerdy things. So here goes.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Twitter] Expert Interviews, Mindmaps, and Action Worksheets for Bloggers
    HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers. Most of you are probably already familiar with the amazing interviews brought to you by BlogcastFM , a podcast by bloggers for bloggers. They have interviewed a number of successful bloggers including Dave Navarro , Leo Babauta , Luciano Passuello , Johnny B Truant , and many, many more (all of which can be found in the archives ). Who is Behind BlogcastFM? BlogcastFM is run by Srinivas Rao and Sid Savara , two incredible bloggers I had the pleasure of meeting at Blog World. BlogcastFM Premium. Current Interviews Available.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [Twitter] How can Business Owners Enhance Their Success on Social Media?
    There should be an abundance of sharing buttons at your website, so your visitors can share the content with their friends and followers on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, etc. You can use Twitalyzer to track the usage of hashtags within your account and get great analytics for your Twitter profile. 'It doesn’t matter whether you own a small business or you have already established a successful brand; the charms of social media can enhance everyone’s success! The following tips will help you do that! Image Sizing is Important! Social Share Buttons Add to the Effect!
  • JUSTIN LEVY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010
    [Twitter] How a Bill Becomes a Law
    Check out this infographic [link] #gov20 (cc: @digiphile) This comment was originally posted on Twitter [link] jlevymedia How a Bill Becomes a Law [link] This comment was originally posted on Twitter melissaleon Inforgraphics are incredibly useful they present info in a very organized way. link] devseo [link] – Nice – How a Bill Becomes a Law This comment was originally posted on Twitter [link] Brad Blake I'm a big fan, too. If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Thought you might find it neat to check out.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
    [Twitter] Are Your Employees Causing You Social Media Heartburn?
    'A Chrysler employee, while making fun of Detroit drivers, used the F-word on the company’s Twitter page. The employee was promptly fired. Domino’s employees posted a YouTube video of themselves ridiculing Domino’s and their customers, and handling food in an unethical manner. They were fired as soon as managers found out about their actions. Employee misconduct on social networking sites can cause major headaches for owners of businesses of all sizes. Create both overall and site-specific guidelines. Make sure everyone understands legal regulations.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2008
    [Twitter] My Social Media Resolutions for 2009
    In 2009, I’m going to move reading back up my priority list and start dedicating time each day to my Google Reader, my stack of unread books, magazines, and Twitter stream. Turn more of my virtual connections into real-life ones – Om Malik had it right – Twitter followers aren’t really friends.  Following someone on Twitter or commenting on their blog doesn’t make you friends with someone.  In 2009, I hope to meet face-to-face with more of the great folks I’ve meet this year on Twitter and GovLoop. Government 2.0 Good luck!
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013
    [Twitter] How to Cut Out Advertising in Favor of Inbound Marketing
    At first he didn’t understand Twitter when he joined, but after he got a smartphone he became increasingly involved with various social media platforms. ” That means meeting up with Twitter friends and becoming friends in the real world, too. 'Dan Moyle, Amerifirst @danmoyle. Dan Moyle , inbound marketing evangelist at Amerifirst , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss the importance of educating consumers, why advertising is a waste of money, and how a mortgage company got so many followers on Pinterest. Please Support Our Sponsors. Listen Now .
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013
    [Twitter] Social Media, How Can Tradesmen Connect?
    Even Twitter can have a role in your tradesman marketing. 'Mile Free, Director of Industry Research and Technology for the Precision Machined Products Association, is posting today with advice for connecting on social media. Miles blogs regularly on PMPA’s blog, Speaking of Precision. As tradesmen, advertising used to be pretty easy to figure out. yellow pages ad in the local phone book, small display advertisements in the newspaper and maybe some classified advertisements in the weekly as well. Near a big city? As a customer, in the old days, that’s how I would have found you….
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