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Book Review: Optimize

Webbiquity SMM

The old days when SEO meant writing key-stuffed copy and then begging for or buying as many links as possible, from any willing website, are long gone. “SEO, social media and content marketing” is descriptive, but a mouthful.

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Co-op SEO and the Future of Websites | Guest Posts | Social Media.

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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 Co-op SEO and the Future of Websites July 26th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Jason Kintzler , the Founder and CEO of PitchEngine, where people go to get the word out.

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103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

How does social media use differ in B2B vs. B2C companies? Find the answers to these questions and many, many more in this compilation of more than 100 compelling social media, content marketing and SEO stats, facts and observations. Just 17% ranked their company at 7 or above.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Quick and Dirty Competitive Research for Keywords : If you’re looking for keywords to target in your SEO campaign, this guide will tell you what to do with available online tools and websites. How to Do an SEO Audit : How well is your newest SEO client’s practices?

Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

In you guessed it–another guest post–Wayne Howard describes his method for quickly building the following for a new blog, using tactics such as Facebook postings, the BloggerLuv community, Twitter, LinkedIn and contests. Blog SEO. and using the blog as your customer FAQ.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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When I discuss this concept with companies, however, too often I hear something in the realm of “we don’t know what to provide our customers that would be helpful.&# Because helpfulness hasn’t historically been looked at as a marketing objective (tons of great stuff about this umbrella concept in Scott Stratten’s forthcoming new book UnMarketing – buy it ), identifying areas where help could be provided isn’t in the DNA of most companies – yet.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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In fact, social media can be MORE transformative for a B2B company than a B2C company. Creating and calibrating a social media strategy for any company should follow the same process. You need to determine why your company should be social, for whom your efforts are intended and where your audience is in the buying cycle, and how you’ll measure success. Private brand communities vs. Facebook.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Her company Audience Audit provides strategic marketing support and audience segmentation research that helps organizations understand their customers better. True relevance grows from a deep understanding of what motivates your customers, and ensuring that every contact they have with your organization shows to what degree your company values their reasons for choosing you. According to Jamie Grove, the company’s Director of Evil Schemes and Nefarious Plans (i.e.

3 Reasons Email is the Coolest Vampire Today

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A driving force behind the company’s SUBSCRIBERS RULE! link] [link] Zuberance RT @jaybaer: 3 Reasons Email is the Coolest Vampire Today [link] [link] SEO India Excellent quote Thanks for Interesting post.

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Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News

Waxing UnLyrical

The thing is, despite the ad nauseam posts on SEO for news releases, I discovered this recent report from Schwartz Communications that shows a pitiful 18% of news release headlines are SEO-optimized. But what about SEO for news sites, particularly Google News?

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22 Exceptional Business Blogging Guides, Tips & Tactics

Webbiquity SMM

Why the Company Blog is More Important Than You Think by Business2Community. This presentation from Billy Mitchell and the team at MLT Creative covers the benefits of blogging, how to keep company politics out of business blogging (“Everything starts with strategy.

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Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? | E.

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August 25th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Today’s post is a collaboration with Clinton Bonner , community connectivity expert, futurist, and blogger at Everything to Everything. Starbucks could use their SDN to reinvent themselves as a key member of any local community, and not as a coffeehouse, but as the best-possible advertising platform available in every city and town in the country.

Is Your Twitter Addiction Paying Off

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I love the Twitter culture and community, and I spend quite a bit of time using Twitter. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

Please Help Me Pick a New Look For My Blog

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click to enlarge) Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 More from Convince and Convert Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps 4 Steps to Drive Sales with a Social FAQ 9 Blog Failures and Remedies Convince and Convert Recommends WordPress For Business (The Arkayne Blog) How to SEO your Blog Titles (The Arkayne Blog) Alexandra Kirsch and the Perfect Blogger Pitch (Danny Brown) Tagged as: blog , blogging , convince & convert , design and usability , jay baer Did you enjoy this blog post?

The 6 Hottest Forms of Content for Ecommerce Brands Right Now

Pixlee

It boosts your SEO, engages your customers, and gives your online store value. Incorporating UGC into your content strategy builds your community by involving your customers in your brand. Customers are increasingly favoring mission-driven brands that align with their community values. Share your charitable commitments through your content to get your community involved. It should be thorough and detailed, with natural headings and an FAQ section too.

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105 Types of Content to Fill Up Your Editorial Calendar

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO). While SEO is typically a part of most content you publish online, it can be a powerful angle to help you generate traffic from huge referral sources like Google. Company News. Your company is ever-changing. Company Goals.

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105 Ideas to Add to Your Editorial Calendar

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO). While SEO is typically a part of most content you publish online, it can be a powerful angle to help you generate traffic from huge referral sources like Google. Company News. Your company is ever-changing. Company Goals.

An Open Letter to Facebook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

With the initiative for Facebook to be open and to empower businesses to host pages that celebrate their business, offering deals and giving the community the ability to converse directly with the business or entity these pages represent, you forgot about accountability.

Kevin Rose is Digg's Biggest Hypocrite » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Infraction #1 : Digg’s FAQ (Submitting Section, Question #3) says that duplicate submissions are bannable violations. Both wanted to create a Facebook community to connect users to each other. Your loyalties are to your community, and mine are to mine.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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co-authored with Clinton Bonner ) Is Your Company More Interesting Than My Wife? Any SEO geeks want to weigh in on that? Is it extra SEO fodder? Let me hear about it: View Comments | Subscribe To This Blog | Sign Up For Our Newsletter Share This Post: Similar Posts That You Might Enjoy: Does Your Blog Have a Long Tail 14 Things I Think I Think About Social Media Co-op SEO and the Future of Websites [link] Amy Spreeman This is a terrific resource.

107+ Blog Post Ideas for a Rocket Start

Writtent Blog

Just keep it SEO friendly, check out this post for more SEO copywriting tips. FAQ Post. Share Your Company Story. What are your company’s rituals? What are the great things you do as a company? Share your company know-how. Tell Them About Your Company.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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A collaboration between RESMARK Systems (a provider of hospitality software), Western River Expeditions (an adventure tour company), Compendium (provider of corporate content creation software), and ExactTarget (provider of enterprise messaging software) shows how this can be done day-to-day. Note to readers: all of these companies are Convince & Convert clients. Allowing for and creating communities.

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

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4 WordPress Alternatives: the What, Where, and Why

ProBlogger

Habari is a secure blogging platform designed from the ground up with the current and future needs of the blogging community firmly in mind. Habari support is available via: FAQ. package FAQ. a thorough FAQ. In addition to this it’s also: SEO friendly.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Very interesting [link] [link] SEO 5 Steps to Winning Fans with Content Strategy [link] [link] amira ben ghanem RT @jeanlucr 5 Steps to Winning Fans on Social Media with Content Strategy. Very helpful as our company moves forward with our plan for Social Media. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media | chrisbrogan.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Track things like audience/community sentiment (positive/negative) if you want to map effort to results. Use social networks respectfully to share the best of your content, in a community-appropriate setting. Community. Remember that community and marketplace are two different things. Make it easy for your community to reach you. Contribute to your community’s blogs and projects. Celebrate important information in your community (like birthdays).

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6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace | facebook | Social.

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Don’t Sell Too Early Many of the missteps that contributed to MySpace’s decay were based on the company not moving beyond its core proposition. In 2006, you have a veritable ATM machine, with companies begging you to put banner ads on your site. Nearly all the once mighty, now defunct social network or community sites unfurled and died after being purchased. link] Raj – SEO Australia Great research on every point!

How to Match 10 Key Success Metrics to Your Blogging Strategy.

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Blogging for Community These blogs seek to guild a consistent readership that interact with the blogger(s) and advocate on behalf of the content on other social outposts. We see blogging both as community building and as a function of being a web based business. Community If people are paying attention, and connecting with one another around your content, you have attained success. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

10 Ways to Use Your Blog to Manage a Crisis

ProBlogger

Your blog is a very important part of your personal image or company brand. Reassure the community that you’re actively working on the issue and that safety is paramount. Use your blog as your company’s voice when you can’t reach everyone more easily in other ways.

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Wow Online Influencers With An In-Person Experience

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link] IG Digital Supplies Social media in action – great post from @pjhahn [link] #SM [link] IG Digital Supplies Social media in action – great post from @pjhahn [link] #SM [link] Mike Cassidy awesome from @pjhahn RT @jaybaer: Wow Online Influencers With An In-Person Experience [link] [link] Hilary St Jonn This is what it is all about – Wow Online Influencers With An In-Person Experience – [link] [link] Sean SEO Marketer In this case we can consider Google's homepage.

Facebook Success Summit - 22 Sessions on Everything Facebook.

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I’ll be talking about brand community strategy and how to activate your audience. Danny Brown) Tagged as: brand communities , facebook , facebook strategy , facebook success summit , Speaking Engagements Did you enjoy this blog post? Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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According to a recent Social Media and Online PR Report from Econsultancy , 86% of companies surveyed planned to spend more on social media marketing in 2010, but only 25% say they have gained “real, tangible value&# from the medium. This allows Yelp to strengthen loyalty among Elite Squad members, offers an impetus for wanna-be-members to post additional reviews; and, makes the site content stronger – keeping the broader community active and engaged.

Digital and Dollars – Successfully Adding Online Marketing to Your.

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link] Shane Jacob Like this post from @jaybaer nice advice on addin online marketing to an agency's services [link] [link] Shane Jacob Like this post from @jaybaer nice advice on addin online marketing to an agency's services [link] [link] Patrick Reyes The digital eco system can be applied to large companies too! by @jaybaer: [link] (via @ginidietrich) [link] Patrick Reyes The digital eco system can be applied to large companies too!

Would You Try It With a Fox?

Convince & Convert

Could I get you to reply to the people who like you and your company on Facebook if we can demonstrate that it strengthens your brand recognition? Jay Baer has said on this very blog that he believes every company will have a social component within 2 years, and Amber Naslund has written persuasively about the dangers of requiring case study “proof&# before getting involved. It's all about their blog, or get SEO ranking, etc.

4 Simple Growth Strategies Any Breakthrough Blog Can Learn From Pinterest

ProBlogger

Like most great entrepreneurs, he created the company out of his own interests, passions, and purpose. Throughout history, truly great companies answer these question: Who are we? In fact, purpose is the catalyst for all great companies and organizations.

The 8 Wrong Questions PR Firms Are Asking About Social Media | PR.

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But there are still plenty of PR firms (and companies, for that matter) looking at social media purely as a distribution vehicle. Let me hear about it: View Comments | Subscribe To This Blog | Sign Up For Our Newsletter Share This Post: Similar Posts That You Might Enjoy: 4 Steps to Drive Sales with a Social FAQ 18 Social Media Quotes My Wife Is Sick of Hearing Me Say The 3 Amigos: Email, Blogging, Social Sharing Jonny Stark Wow, quite a few comments on here already!

Are You Growing Enough Voices

Convince & Convert

Whether it’s finding other people in your company to contribute an occasional post, recruiting guest bloggers from within your industry, or encouraging your customers to let you interview them for a podcast, make finding and supporting new content creators a mandatory part of your content marketing strategy. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

You have to create content, be part of many communities, and proceed incrementally. Your company needs to be part of that conversation. It’s about having a strategy for making your company or organization more like a person and less like a machine. If your customers and prospects feel like your company is more human and actually cares about them, they’ll want to be part of it. Especially social media, but even SEO, PPC, email, etc.

Social Media Lawsuits Protect Yourself From Them | Guest Posts.

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Companies must also uphold privacy laws. Social-media marketing & customer service can be legal minefield &companies need to stay alert [link] [link] Keeps You In Control How to avoid a social-media lawsuit [link] [link] Tom Tibbits Protecting yourself from social media lawsuits. I had experience in defending our company's trademark when someone used it for a vanity URL and it was pretty effortless.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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She develops and supervises strategic communications programs for major companies in professional and financial services, with a particular emphasis on the legal, consulting and insurance industries. Advertising shops, SEO agencies, email consultants…the list goes on. Why not try spending time commenting in your targets’ community blogs? Find teachers, identify valuable communities, volunteer time to non-profit organizations who need your energy.

Are You Ready for the Opportunity Economy | social media case.

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But while companies are rightly trying to get their heads around the concept that every customer is now a secret shopper and a potential reporter, not enough attention is being paid to the positive ramifications of real-time business. The ability of companies to win hearts and minds through contextually appropriate, just in time marketing is the hallmark of the Opportunity Economy, and it has never been healthier. Pity the typical company who can't see it.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Within 12 months of its invention, 1,200 companies entered the radio “business&# in some form or fashion. Social media adoption is happening at an extraordinary rate, and I believe every company will have some sort of social media presence within the next 24 months. However I don't agree that every company will have some level of social media in the next 24 months. I can see a lot of old-school companies still putting it off simply because 1.

Does Your Blog Have a Long Tail | Blogging and Content Creation.

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While this is important for a blog like mine, it’s flat-out critical for e-commerce companies, and others that are blogging for business. link] [link] stephen elliott RT @jaybaer: Does Your Blog Have a Long Tail [link] [link] Catherine Davis RT @jaybaer: Does Your Blog Have a Long Tail [link] (interesting search applications) #SEO [link] Steve Woodruff RT @jaybaer: Does Your Blog Have a Long Tail? Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.