Thu.Jun 30, 2011

How Social We Are With Social Media

Ari Herzog

The following article is written by Brandon Yanofsky. My parents love poking fun at my generation of 20-somethings. They say we lack social skills. They observe we walk around constantly looking down at our phones and never start any conversations with people around us. Photo by Funkdooby.

Thinking of Creating a Business Profile on Google+? Better Wait.

Stay N' Alive

Danny Sullivan posted a great critique of Google+ today - the fact that in order to create a business profile on Google+, you have to go through the motions of creating a user profile on Google, which includes putting an age (of which is a minimum 18 years old at the moment to use Google+).

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Physical Presence Means Marketing Simplicity


Marketing is essentially the business of making people aware.

Enterprise Social Media and Personal Branding

Webbiquity SMM

Personal branding is a hot topic for entrepreneurs and solo consultants, by does it matter to large enterprises? Oh yeah. Consultants and small business owners get the concept of personal branding , because in one-person or very small companies, one person is the “corporate&# brand.

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Facebook: How to View Newsfeed of a Friends List

Laurel Papworth

Let’s say you want to see just the status updates of a group or list of friends on Facebook. Perhaps you want to ignore work folk and just see your family’s statuses. How do you do that? It’s a feature that Facebook had and then I thought they had lost.

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The Man Behind The Myth

Waxing UnLyrical

This is a personal post. So if you have the patience to put up with it, I appreciate it. If not, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow. Today is my husband’s birthday. So rather than talk about you, or me, I’m going to talk about him today.

Everything I Needed to Know I Learned from Twitter


“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”. Confucius. I admit that when I first signed up for Twitter in the spring of 2008, I didn’t really “get it”. It took months for me to “see the beauty”, even though the awesomeness of Twitter had been there all along. Twitter really came alive for me when I began to see it as a mirror for life. I realized that Twitter teaches us everything we’ll ever need to know in 5 simple tips: 1. We Are Interconnected.

June 2011: Ottawa's Twitter top 20 | Sherrilynne Starkie

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U.S. Navy Virtual Scavenger Hunt Charts Fan Interest

Social Media Strategery

Is your Facebook Insights Dashboard filled with peaks and valleys? Do the same people do all of the commenting and liking? Do you have a lot of likes, but very little comments? Does your organization have several sub-pages with little or no traffic?

Marketing Lessons From Seth Godin

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The best businesses have the marketing baked into the product and/or service. That seems rudimentary enough, but leave it to Seth Godin to say it in such an easy to understand way. Godin's been thinking, writing and talking this way for a very long time, but he lives it as well. Have you been following his latest venture, The Domino Project ?

The Fallacy of Round the Clock Social Media

Convince & Convert

Guest post by Chris Hall an interactive content specialist at Off Madison Ave who specializes in writing for humans, not robots. It’s 11PM and the world around you is getting ready for bed. As a mobile obsessive, you instinctually check your Facebook, Twitter and all the rest of your social media accounts while you brush your teeth, only to find that someone has interacted with your brand. The world stops – you must answer.

The Best Piece Of Writing Advice

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What is the best piece of advice you ever got about how to get better at writing? For me, it wasn't so much a piece of advice as it was a self-realization. I got better at writing (much better, in fact) by reading books that we were written by comedians. and that's no joke.

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The thought process has changed…

The Way of the Web

So it used to be a case of having a thought, and then deciding whether to act on it. Now that’s changed as I have to: Tweet it with a short link and hashtag. Then Facebook it, ideally with a picture. Then give it a businesslike description for LinkedIn. Then +1 it , with a few more words. Then Tumblr it, ideally with the picture and a link. Then blog it here, with a lot more words. Then Stumble that post with a nice description. Then bookmark it with Diigo and Delicious.

Dropdo A Smart Online File Viewer


We’re halfway through 2011, and to me it seems like there are a host of things that haven’t been done yet. Where’s my flying car? My house on a hydraulic lift? Self-cleaning glasses! How is it 2011 and I still have to clean my glasses 19 times a day?

Why Link Diversity Is Important

Small Business Mavericks

When you go about your link building campaigns, do you bother yourself with ensuring your links are varied in nature? That is, do you use the same anchor text all the time or do you strive to create a more diverse link portfolio? The truth is most SEOs only use one primary keyword for their anchor text. Link diversity means several things. It isn’t all about anchor text. That’s only one part of the equation. The key is to build a link portfolio that looks natural.

Ramit Sethi: I Will Teach You To Monetize (In 6 Steps)


This guest post is by Michael Alexis, producer of They thought that I cared about making $300 or $500 a month. Honestly, I didn’t give a damn about that. – Ramit Sethi, How many of your readers tell you that you have to monetize your blog?

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

Don't be generic, be interesting!

Engaging Brand

Do we look for something interesting each day? I know that sounds silly but life can be generic and what we offer can be generic. This can be as relevant for brands and for leaders. Brands offer what people expect them to, leaders read the business books and follow the standard steps. For me generic is boring - generic should form the basis of your thinking but then you need to look deeper and make the offer, make your ideas 'interesting'.

Who Else Wants to Sell More Ebooks?


This morning I was doing some reports on eBbook sales over the last few years and it struck me how much difference there can be in terms of numbers of sales from one ebook to the next—even ebooks sold on the same blog.

Cartoon of the day

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Interview: EMC Does Social Media From The Inside Out

Adam Cohen

Recently I had a discussion with a client about doing social media “inside out&# – starting with leveraging collaboration tools and focusing on using social tools inside the walls before engaging customers.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

The Beginner’s Mind at Work

Geoff Livingston

by Benson Hendrix. Image by moonlightbulb. “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” – Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki, “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind&#.