Thu.May 17, 2012

Why Your Social Media Efforts Aren’t Working


This great slide deck By Olivier Blanchard from FusionMex, where Jamie spoke recently , is chock full of what you need to know about why your social media efforts are stalling. Tak a few minutes to read through this – then read through it again. Fusionmex lecture #103.

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From Living in a Van to IBJ’s “Forty Under 40?: The Daniel Herndon Interview


“I believe that creativity and philanthropy are two things that belong together.” ” — Daniel Herndon. Daniel Herndon is a bad ass. There I’ve said it. He’s a brilliant word-of-mouth practitioners, and he exudes energy. He’s just a pleasure to be around.

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Favorite Social Media Management Tools for Small Business

Convince & Convert

Although we consult primarily for large and medium-sized businesses here at Convince & Convert, we are often asked online and in speaking engagements about social media management tools for smaller businesses.

How I Built a Blog That Earned $10,000 in 5 Months


This is a guest post by Jason Acidre. I’ve been working as an SEO for 2 years now. I started working for an Australian-based SEO Agency in early 2010, before I was hired by Affilorama and Traffic Travis to be their in-house consultant.

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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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Spam Links – What Me? Never!

Small Business Mavericks

So you think you don’t have any spammy links. I would estimate that just about every website on the Internet would have at least one spammy link, even if it has been created by accident, or in the early days when you were trying to build your business. Of course, “build inbound links” has long been the call of the SEO wild. In recent times, that has changed somewhat to include building outbound links.

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The future is now…

The Way of the Web

At least it is while I’m reading my latest book purchase. I always love looking through charity shops to see what people once wanted but have let go due to changing tastes, changing fashions etc.

How I Increased My Search Traffic by 200% in 6 Months


This guest post is by Bamidele Onibalusi of Guest blogging is currently among the most popular marketing tactics, and you can be sure find guides on guest blogging almost anywhere you go online. The problem with guest blogging is that it is being used by so many people today that if you donít have a solid plan your blog will hardly benefit. What do you want from guest blogging? Imagine I ask the question, “What exactly do you want from guest blogging?

Twitter should be illegal … says Mike Francesa

Jeff Esposito

This post contains video, click here if you are having trouble viewing. Earlier this week WFAN’s Mike Francesa had an awesome rant on Twitter. Some of the top sound bites include Twitter should be illegal, one of these days someone will monetize it and Twitter cuts the middle man out of sports journalism. Now sports radio is known for dumb things being said, but this may take the cake. I guess we can just chalk this one up to old media not wanting to admit that media is changing.

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 Blog Tasks are You Embarrassed to Admit You’ve Overlooked?


Over the last few days we’ve been talking about taking your blog to the often-elusive “ next level.” ” We’ve seen tips for developing your voice and message , creating stronger calls to action , and increasing traffic. If you’re already working on those aspects of your blog, and are happy with your approach, you’ll probably be hungry for other ideas, looking to the future, and trying to predict what will be most successful tactics for you.

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