Tue.Nov 15, 2011

How To Remove the Yahoo! News, Washington Post or Spotify Notifications From Your Facebook Ticker

SocMed Sean

I’ve been asked this question more than a few times, so I thought I’d pass it along here. If you hate that apps like Yahoo! News, Spotify, and the Washington Post are pushing articles into your Facebook timeline, there is a quick way to get rid of them.

Raising Cain: Why Herman Cain Is a PR Case Study

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Daniel J. Cohen. Politics was my first love, but she broke my heart. As a student of American University from 2002 to 2006, I found politics a bit too vicious for my liking.

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Is Your Business Ready for a Google+ Page?

PWB Marketing Blog

When Google+ Pages for businesses was launched last week, I began to reason through and consider if it was a good or bad thing.

Run Your Business With Skype

Small Business Mavericks

Skype is one of the leaders in voice over internet technology, if not THE leader in VOIP. They have some awesome services for businesses who are ready to enter the 21st century. Consider these: Free Skype to Skype calling. You can have your own online phone number. Anyone from anywhere can call you and it’s local. Conference calls through Skype. Skype To Go allows you to use Skype on your mobile phone. I realize not every business in the world can benefit from this technology, but many can.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Is It Hip to Be Square?

Geoff Livingston

The great debate is upon us thanks to the launch of Google+ for Business.

Sign up for Small Business Success Summit Before Friday

Stay N' Alive

Just a quick note - I'll be speaking at Social Media Examiner's Small Biz Success Summit on February 6. Currently, if you sign up before Friday you can get 50% off the price of admission.

Quick SEO Tips For Google+ On Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

With Google bringing out the Google+ Business Pages it is clearly understood by many that you will have a heads up on the Google Search aspect. While there is no such certainty what perhaps you need to do is take care of your SEO when you are working on your Google+ Brand / Business Pages. What you need to look at and pay extra attention to is: When you Post on Google+ make it a point to have the Public Visibility on.

Social Media Marketing POV: To Blog or Not to Blog?


Blogging should be the meat and potatoes of any social media marketing (and/or SEO strategy). The benefits of blogging outweigh the costs. Seriously. So, why are you looking at us with blank stares and mouth agape?

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.

What Should Be The Outcome of Brand Conversations in Social?

Direct Marketing Observations

Do big brands actually have conversations with the people/customers/prospects that friend, follow and fan them? Before we answer that, let’s talk about the dynamics of what we the consumer “feel” if a brand does talk to us. Happiness? A sense of belonging or inclusiveness? What should happen after the like? What does a consumer want? Do they want content? Do they want to share what the brand says? Do they want something? Do consumers really want the following conversations?

Fight U.S. Government Internet Censorship

Ari Herzog

The video above discusses the U.S. Senate version of the PROTECT IP Act , but the House bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act , is worse. If passed by Congress, the government will receive new powers to block Americans’ access to websites that corporations don’t like.


Myrland Marketing

About a year ago, Twitterville author Shel Israel wrote a blog post titled “My Predictions for 2011″ on his blog Global Neighbourhoods. One of his predictions that resonated with me at the time was Number 9. Shel wrote: “The Chinese government will accelerate its suppression of free speech on the Internet. Simultaneously, more Chinese people will bypass the government [.].

McDonald’s Celebrates 30 Years in Spain With a New YouTube Video


Tweet McDonald’s is known for creating amazing campaigns that do not “sell” anything on the face, but instead remind the consumers about the brand and make them feel the connected to it.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Our Dangerous Addiction to Social Media Case Studies

Convince & Convert

The two most important words in social media should be “so what?”

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Sherrilynne Starkie


Why Social Media Helps My Reality

Engaging Brand

I was lucky as a youngster - Dad loved to choose a topic then debate it. If I had one viewpoint, irrelevant of his own thoughts he would argue the opposite. He believed that to come to a true decision you needed to full understand both sides then draw your OWN conclusion.

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6 Laws Every Blogger Needs to Obey so they Don’t Get Sued


This guest post is by Neil Patel of KISSmetrics. If you’re a blogger, do you know how to stay on the right side of the law? Do you know what you need to do to keep the FTC from knocking on your door or to keep from getting a dreaded cease and desist letter? Fortunately you don’t have to be a lawyer or law scholar to understand the laws that govern blogging, particularly in the U.S. In fact, you really only have to understand six basic laws. Let me explain….

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.

Smartphone Sales in India Q3 2011

The Marketing Blog

Monday’s Economic Times brings an interesting piece of statistic in its news story Nokia Bets on Lumia Regain Market Share. The graphic in the story talks about the market share of different players in the Indian smartphone landscape and how things have changed from Q3 of 2010 to Q3 of 2011.

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Are you achieving escape velocity?


Here’s a nice deck by Jeremiah Owyang.

Smartphone Sales in India Q3 2011

The Marketing Blog

Monday’s Economic Times brings an interesting piece of statistic in its news story Nokia Bets on Lumia Regain Market Share. The graphic in the story talks about the market share of different players in the Indian smartphone landscape and how things have changed from Q3 of 2010 to Q3 of 2011. Certainly worth a look with the fortunes of likes of Nokia, Samsung and RIM swinging in opposite directions.

Four Tips for Bloggers Who Want to Work with the Travel Industry


This guest post is by Matt Long of LandLopers.com. People are attracted to travel blogging for a lot of reasons. For some, they are doing a year-long trip and simply want an easy way to keep in touch with friends and family. Still others are attracted to the niche travel blogoshpere for the sheer love of travel, and any partnerships with the travel industry are a bonus. Image is author's own.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

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Jeff Esposito

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