Wed.Aug 17, 2011

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Five Reasons You Should Discuss Pricing on Your Website

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest post is written by Marcus Sheridan. Some scientists claim the phenomenon of Stonehenge is the greatest mystery the world has ever seen. Others argue the case of crop circles, the Lost City of Atlantis, or even the location of the Ark of the Covenant. You might think I’m kidding when I make these comparisons, but I’m not. Five Reasons to Discuss Pricing on Your Website.

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Understanding the Nature of an Event Using Social Analytics

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post from Marshall Sponder , author of the newly released Social Media Analytics. Recently, I was asked if Social Analytics sheds light on the nature of online events like the Netflix Outrage , which happened a few weeks ago as customers voiced extreme disappointment at Netflix for imposing a $6 a month increase for customers who still wanted DVD delivery. Like this post?

Why This Blog is Hosted with Tubu

Ari Herzog

Screenshot by theloon. Every website must be hosted for you to see it. Purchasing a domain is not enough, for the content must reside somewhere that is connected to the world wide web. When you create a blog using a free platform, such as or, you relinquish control. In these circumstances your readers will only be able to see and do what the platform allows.

Studies Determining The Value of a Facebook Fan


Tweet At the moment, there is much discussion going on about the actual ROI of a social media presence. Many businesses going social are not sure how to measure their social media efforts and this makes them question how much to invest online. They have gathered some interesting cases where several companies have decided to examine and analyse the value of a Facebook fan. Loyalty. Brand affinity.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

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New Features Added to B2B Marketing Zone and Social Media Informer

Webbiquity SMM

Several great new features were recently added to the B2B Marketing Zone and Social Media Informer by co-founder Tony Karrer. One of the most obvious is that posts now include images, making the sites more visually appealing than the former text-only design. You can find a long list of the Featured sources on the right side. You can change the Edition at any time.

Social Media Is About 3 Things

Engaging Brand

Well almost! I remember an artist called Ken Howard commenting. " For me painting is about three things. It is about revelation, communication and celebration ". And do you know I think there is art in social media, I think there is art in any communication and for both, the concept of revelation, communication and celebration is a wonderful model to use. want art to raise me above that.

What Teaching Teaches Me About Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Yesterday a friend of mine emailed me. He said, “I’m stepping out of my comfort zone. I am teaching a _ class at _ starting this fall. I’ve never taught before. I know you have. Any guidance or tips?&#. I replied with one of my shortest emails ever: “Work closely with your program chair, follow instructions, record everything, and don’t let students give you crap.&#.

10 Questions To Ask When Stuck In A Rut

Engaging Brand

On podcast 330 I interview the wonderful Michael Gelb on Lessons from Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci is an enigmatic character who intrigues me as he was both a scientist and an artist. Anyway reading How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci (again!) I wanted to share the following 10 questions. I often coach people through ruts in their business life and although this is not exactly what we talk

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.

Coalition Marketing for the Common Good

Geoff Livingston

Image by jdhilger. Just as individual web site owners use affiliate marketing, small and large companies and nonprofits are engaging in teams — coalition marketing — to reach common stakeholder groups. Modern Internet tools have made coalition marketing incredibly simple. It’s easy as setting up a web site and providing the common offering or cobranding. Conference.

Do You Need A Media Kit?

Small Business Mavericks

Do you have an online media kit? Do you need one? I think, if you are an expert in your niche and you have a website, then you should have a section of your website that is set aside just for the media. Call it a media kit, or call it what you want. But you should have it. I have one and I call it a media kit. Your media kit can be as basic as providing a bio and publishing your press releases to something more dynamic that involves video and multimedia presentations. Amy Lynn Andrews does a good job of telling you how to put together a media kit for your small business.

The Uphill Battle of Social Media Buy In

Direct Marketing Observations

If you talk at any length to any large corporations these days, they are all excited about the possibilities that social media might bring to their organizations, except that they are scared to death of the risks that social presents. Does anyone remember this? This is the uphill battle that all consultants, marketers, and marcomm people are facing. Digital footprint are not made in sand.

Specific Targets vs. Sustained Growth: Blogging Goals


“When you started blogging for money, what amount of traffic were you aiming for?&#. This was a question asked of me recently in conversation by a newer blogger. The reason they asked was that they were wanting to come up with a number to aim for, at which they knew they could become a full-time blogger. As I reflected on the early days of my own entrepreneurial blogging, I realized that I never had a goal like that. My goal was never a certain amount of traffic, or even a certain amount of money. The calculations. Here are the calculations that were behind my goals. per month.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

A few social media goodies to check out.


I’m trying to get back into work mode after moving, #ASAE11 and the beach, and Lindy’s barely back from vacation today so I need to not bug her quite yet, so in the meantime here are a few social media goodies I didn’t want you to miss. The videos are purely for inspiration, they make me cry my eyes out every time. MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo. Quora’s Browse page.

Writing for Mobile Blog Readers


This guest post is by Brian Milne of the BlogHyped Blog Promotion Community. As far as you know, your blog is mobile friendly. You’ve optimized the design for mobile devices using plugins such as WPtouch. You’ve started serving Google mobile ads. Heck, you even have your own mobile app. Copyright Aaron Amat - But are you turning away mobile readers with your content? Possibly.

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Jeff Esposito

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Politics & Social Media – The President Joins Foursquare


Barack Obama has long been considered the politician to lead the way with social media. According to a 2008 New York Times article , Obama is the first president to truly understand social media. Thomas Jefferson used newspapers to win the presidency, F.D.R. used radio to change the way he governed, J.F.K. Whether it’s “Obama was here!&#

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

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Jeff Esposito

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