Wed.Aug 31, 2011

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The One Marketing Technique that’s Best for Your Launch

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post from Mukund Mohan. When Brian Solis and I launched BuzzGain in January 2009, we had 5 primary blog(ger)s who covered us out of the top 10 influential ones that we targeted and 27 other blogs that made a mention of our launch.

Groupon IPO In Jeopardy As They Violate SEC Rules

Spin Sucks

On the radio yesterday, they did an interview with Daniel Kibblesmith , a 27-year-old comedy writer for Groupon. Rumor has it he’s one of Chicago’s most eligible bachelors. And, apparently last night, he was the guy date on The Millionaire Matchmaker.

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How to REALLY Increase B2B Blog Traffic

PWB Marketing Blog

Good content isn’t enough for a blog. You also need traffic. You can have the best blog in the world, but if nobody goes to it, then you’re spinning your wheels. If the saying, “Content is king” is true, then traffic is queen.

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5 Reasons I Should Get More Comments than Gini Dietrich

Spin Sucks

Today’s Coup de Blog is written by Michael Schechter. Every day, Gini Dietrich leads you to believe that she is kind enough to provide others an opportunity to give their voice on this blog; to share in her audience. This is a flat out lie.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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What Can Social Learning Do For You?


Watch this GREAT video of Tom Hood , CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs talking about social media and specifically how important social learning is becoming for his association. Watch this space, as we will be talking a lot more about this. Explore this in action with our Think Tank Webinars

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Taxonomy in Content Curation


I ran across an interesting post by Karan Bavandi: “Link Management System&# vs. “Content Management Systems&# – In search of tools for curators. He talks about the differences between Content Management Systems and Link Management Systems for curation.

The Mark of Great Salesmanship

Geoff Livingston

Image by lrargerich. Have you listened to someone defend that they are selling? How pathetic is that? It’s not that they are wrong, the entire economy moves on financial transactions, for profit and not. We are all salespeople at some point in our lives, even if we’re trying to get a job.

The Reason You Might Not Be Making Money from Your Blog


This is a guest post by Paul B. I suppose I could have chosen a more positive title like 7 great new ways to make money from your site , but something in my psyche is always looking to the negative, oh well. There’s a practical side to it too though.

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.

9 New Productivity Tools to Simplify Your Online Life


This guest post is by Leo Widrich of Buffer. After Google+ entered the social networking scene not so long ago, the number of online distractions hasn’t really decreased. At the same time, innovations and smarter solutions to handle your actions online have fortunately continued to thrive too.

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Austin Beckons

Waxing UnLyrical

There’s been a lot of chatter recently over conferences that have a voting component to their submissions. That’s because the “panel picker&# part of the 2012 South by SouthWest Interactive conference is currently in progress, ending on Friday, Sept.

Social Media Is Growing Up: You Can Stop Copying the Cool Kids Now

Bare Feet Studios

My partner @Shane sent me a link today “ Why They Stopped Using Foursquare &# by David Berkowitz. It summarizes a number of my social media friends and peers who have weaned themselves off this geo-location social network also known as a check-in service. As Shane reminded me, he stopped using them almost a year ago: yet again he changes his behavior in advance of many of his peers. (If If only we could trade in his futures stock!) It is a long-standing aspect of our company.

My “Methods” for Building a Successful Online Business


Today I received an email from someone asking what my “methods&# are for building an online business. That’s always a tough question—particularly because I got the sense that it was asked by someone looking for an easy and quick answer. Here’s my response. I’d love to hear what you’d have added or said. Thanks for the email.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Is Groupon a Good Incentive for the Small Business Owner?

The Social Media Incubator

Groupon is The Small Business Owner’s “First Time Home Buyer’s Incentive.&# Sure, the First Time Home Buyer’s Incentive increased the sales of new homes to first time home buyers last year – up until it expired.

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PR coup? Steve Jobs saves the best for last

Danny WhatMough

Tweet. The news that Steve Jobs has been forced to step down due to illness is incredibly sad. He was without doubt one of the business and technological pioneers of our age and the tech industry will be worse off without him.

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Can you pick NFL games better than Social Buzz can?

Jeff Esposito

In exactly one week from today, the most exciting season on TV starts up. No I am not talking Real Housewives or Big Bootied Weddings, but the hard hits of the National Football League.

Your Most Important Blogging Move

Small Business Mavericks

So you’ve decided that your small business needs a blog. Now you’re ready to move and get it going. You’ve designed it, you’ve SEOd it, and now you’re ready to write it. Did you know the most important thing about your blog is yet to come? What exactly is the most important part of your blog? Do you know? The most important aspect to your small business blog are your blog post titles. Yes, titles.

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.

It's not what your eyes see, its what your mind sees.

Engaging Brand

Learning and improving is all about seeing, its all about taking in what is around you. I don't think it is just what your eyes see or what your ears hear.its about what your mind sees. It is how your mind interprets the incoming messages. .

When In Doubt, Turn To Twitter


When my office did a “shaky dance&# last Tuesday afternoon, I couldn’t tell if what I had felt was real. I didn’t turn on the TV. I didn’t even turn to an online newspaper. I picked up my Blackberry not to text, but to click on my friendly blue bird icon and asked, “Did anyone else in Midtown just feel that shake or do I just need to eat lunch?&#.

Boost Your Blog #3: Optimize Your Advertising Page


Continuing our discussion of things you could be doing right now to improve your blog , today’s tip is: 3. Optimize your advertising page. When I mentioned I was writing this post on Google+ (connect with me here ), Nick Roshon suggested auditing your advertising page. If monetization through selling advertising is part of your business model, then this one should be a task you build into your regular schedule of pages to update.

B2B Social Media Fact or Fiction

PWB Marketing Blog

Know B2B social media fact from fiction. Fiction: Social media offers limited value to B2B marketers. Fact: 86% of B2B companies are using social media. . B2B companies are absolutely using social media to generate leads, connect with customers, and reach business goals. We compiled twelve tweetable facts about the prolific use – and success – of social media among B2B marketers. Dispel the myth that social media isn’t for B2B and tweet the truth. .

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Bound and Gagged perm pig