Social Media That Made Us Laugh This Month

Ignite Social Media

The great Dr. Seuss once said, “You have to be odd, to be number one,” and while this quote can be interpreted many ways, to me it has always meant that to be the best, you must not be afraid to be a little quirky.

50+ Social Media Comics And Cartoons For Use Your Presentations

SocMed Sean

I have been publishing my social media cartoons and comics for a while now and I often get emails or tweets asking whether someone can use one of my comics in their book or presentation. So, with that clarified, here are 25 of my social media comics all in one spot.

The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

Webbiquity SMM

“Social CRM extends the boundaries of digital marketing with two-way interaction while traditional CRM focuses on the promotion of its product or service…social CRM places customer interests instead of data into the core of company’s strategy.”

10 social links you need to bookmark

Direct Marketing Observations

3) Quix is an extensible bookmarklet, that allows you to easily access all your bookmarks and bookmarklets, across all your browsers, while maintaining them in only one spot. Content. We’re either creating it or consuming it. There’s no in between here on the interwebz.

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Why Sustainable Competitive Advantage is so 1990

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Because it causes companies to do a lot of dysfunctional things like just focusing on the bottom line. So the assumption that change is the weird thing and stability is the normal thing is something that causes a lot of companies to get taken by surprise.

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4 Emerging Social Media Platforms To Watch In 2019

Social Media Strategies Summit

Unfortunately, no one has a crystal ball to see who is going to be the next Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat. And the decision for a brand to invest in a new social media platform is a big one. It’s one million users spend 20 million minutes each day hanging out on the platform.

Content Aggregation: The Future of (B2B and Consumer) Media?

Webbiquity SMM

David Koretz offered one vision recently on MediaPost, writing: The news organizations of tomorrow will no longer be loud-mouthed pundits espousing a barely informed worldview. While the use of such technologies is limited only by the imagination, there are three types of entities that could clearly benefit from content aggregation tools: large brands/companies, online publishers and PR firms. “Traditional&# media is struggling.

What Wikipedia’s Google Ranking Means for Your Business

Convince & Convert

As part of this, my company, Stone Temple Consulting, tested 18,534 search queries whose search pages contained 184,610 natural search results (i.e., Here a clearer story emerged: Wikipedia lost nearly 12 percent of its number one ranking positions. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

4 Ways to Embed Facebook Posts and Page Features on Your Site

Sprout Social

Since many people find company websites through Facebook, it’s a good idea to build a bridge between your social followers and digital leads. One example is the Custom Facebook Feed plugin that allows you to design a bespoke version of your feed to showcase on your website.

46 Travel Tools to Optimize Your Next Vacation

Convince & Convert

While there are literally thousands of online tools and apps to help you plan the perfect retreat, here’s my top 46 list I hope will make your travel season one that’s effortless, fun and filled with great memories. Tripit - Keep all of your travel plans in one spot.

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11 Reasons to Focus on Quality Content

Writtent Blog

Some companies invest as much as up to 50%. They can tell a spammy site or page from a qualitative one, and they are quick to hit the back button on their browsers if your copywriting even looks like it might not deliver. Image source.

Credit Cards and Social Media: Failures

Ari Herzog

Jeff Bullas has a list of what he considers to be the top 10 Facebook campaigns and gives Kohl’s the number one spot. Because as is the case with most store credit cards , the main incentive for getting one is usually just the coupons.

88 Expert Content Marketing Posts Worth Another Read

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing has many uses, but one you may never have explored is its use as a networking tool. Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to breathe life into your brand. 78% of the most effective B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago.

Marketing Marvels – Build Remarkable Content Marketing Hubs with Uberflip

Convince & Convert

And speaking of today’s guest, I’m super, super excited to have here on Marketing Marvels, episode two, my good friend Hana Abaza, who is the marketing genius for one of my very favorite companies, Uberflip. She’s also one of my favorite Canadians.

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Blog World 2010 Recap – My Notes and Experiences

Kikolani

Google SEO – no one shares “keyword rich,&# they share awesome. Adsense – if you’re positioning yourself or company, remove it. One person speaks, the other person handles technical issues and answers live questions via chat. Ok everyone.

10 Popular Affiliate Programs for Small and Medium-sized Blogs

ProBlogger

Reportedly the largest affiliate network, with over 10 million affiliate partnerships, LinkShare took the number-one spot in the 2012 Blue Book of Top 20 Affiliate Networks for platform strength, support quality, and international capabilities. offers affiliate, media, and tracking services and provides either a self-management or company-managed option for your affiliate relationships. Despite this, the company enjoys an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau.

How to Get a Footer Link from SoundCloud.com (And Why I’m Continuing with “Dark SEO”)

Viper Chill

In fact, after just one year of running this website I had the opportunity to get a link from Matt Cutts, Google’s head of web spam. Before I get into what might seem a bit like Google bashing, I want to add my usual disclaimer that I think Google are a great company.

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Dr. Houzz Reveals a Widget-Flawed Google Algorithm

Viper Chill

About a month after my blog post, Godaddy dropped back to page two for all of the terms they were ranking number one for. Cigna, a Global Health Insurance company. Norton.com , the anti-virus company (which they own). One Paragraph I Would Leave to My SEO Team.

An Open Letter to Facebook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Facebook’s goal to be the social network of choice for all was a lofty one, but I gotta hand it to you, Facebook — it was a big deal, and let’s be honest here, it made lots of sense. My grandfather, one of Facebook’s holdouts, even created his first account (finally!)

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is not just standard required job skills but rather a deep interest that pervades one’s day to day life. One needs to constantly be informed of the latest technologies while striving always to learn and improve one’s knowledge levels.

The Definitive Guide to Setting Up and Marketing a Podcast to Help Grow Your Blog

ProBlogger

So much so, that I would say if you could only add just one strategy to your blog marketing mix this year, I’d highly recommend podcasting, and here’s a few reasons why: 45 million Americans download and listen to at least one podcast a month ( source ).

The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

The number one reason Leo Babauta dominated the personal development industry in two months. Why the Verge was one of the fastest growing blog launches in history. If you only ever read one blog post on this entire website in full, make it this one.

How to Steal the Next Billion Dollar Website Idea: A Case Study

Viper Chill

2008 was also the year that IndieGogo became one of the first ‘crowdfunding’ websites. I’ll cover a little later why this kind of purchase not only makes sense for the company doing the acquiring, but makes a lot of sense for you as a potential startup founder as well.

3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website | Social Media Marketing.

Convince & Convert

Facebook took a major (yet curiously underreported) move in this direction last week, when they enabled companies to publish to Facebook members’ news feeds for anyone that has “liked&# a Web page. One of the reasons companies continue to put a lot of emphasis on their websites while still maintaining a robust Facebook page is that Facebook couldn’t do all the things a website can do. A company rang me recently to say that Google black listed them.

RIP 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website

Convince & Convert

Facebook took a major (yet curiously underreported) move in this direction last week, when they enabled companies to publish to Facebook members’ news feeds for anyone that has “liked&# a Web page. One of the reasons companies continue to put a lot of emphasis on their websites while still maintaining a robust Facebook page is that Facebook couldn’t do all the things a website can do. A company rang me recently to say that Google black listed them.

195: How to Crush Content Planning and Promotion with One Powerful Tool

ProBlogger

The tool is one that you may have heard of – CoSchedule. Darren: It’s been 195 or so episodes and I’ve not had you on the podcast yet so it’s time to get one of my team members on. Whether that be a department within a company who have got control of every bit of content that’s going out for that brand as well as different promotions and things like that. Darren: I guess that was one of my big questions. That’s the one top thing I love about it.

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276: How to Start a Successful Podcast

ProBlogger

Every single one of you have heard it because right now, you are listening to something that Craig and his team has been a part of. Craig is the founder of PodcastMotor, the company that edits every episode of this podcast, apart from the first few episodes. I’m one of those people.

181: How to Overcome the Challenges of Being a Solo Entrepreneur

ProBlogger

I do have a small team who works with me but I spend most of my day by myself and I’m not the only one. You’ve got a great story and your site Flying Solo is one that I would love to interview you about, but today I want to talk about Soloism and being a solo entrepreneur. It’s one day.