Fri.Sep 16, 2011

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64 Inspiring Facebook Marketing Techniques [infographic]


Tweet Being a business maintaining a Facebook page, there’s no doubt that you need to be engaging in order to increase the number of fans and make them interact with you. The best thing is, of course, to be a bit different than your competitors, so there’s a reason for fans to stick with you rather than with other players in the field. Seeing an idea, often creates another one.

ebay X.Commerce & If Indian eCommerce has Missed the Bus?

Atom Thought

ebay is gradually but steadily& seriously working towards becoming the dominant ecommerce player if the world. After having been beaten by Taobao in China and observing the surge of Amazon as a cloud-marketplace, it’s not unnatural for ebay to initiate what it calls X.Commerce. Let’s look at the buy outs first: 1. – Over 1.2 lac retailers onboard. USD135M). USD 1.96B).

How data visualization brings numbers to life


“ More about this programme : Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before – using augmented reality animation. This is so cool. How might you inspire, with your data

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6 Annoying Ways You’re Using WordPress


I’ve never made any attempt to hide it, I have an ongoing love affair with WordPress. The website management system flat-out beats all other blogging and even web development platforms I’ve worked with… when used correctly. Often times, WordPress I’ve found WordPress used poorly. Handy features go unused, the website looks boring, and issues plague the website. Reddit?

Social Media Automation 101

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

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#FollowFriday: Michelle Olson

Spin Sucks

I met Michelle Olson in Cabo San Lucas four years ago. Tough life, huh? We were there for the spring Counselor’s Academy conference and, when I was introduced to her, she noticed the bandages on my knees and elbows (how embarrassing). When asked what happened, I explained that I flew over the handlebars while mountain biking with two local tour guides who smelled so bad I had to get in front of them and missed seeing a large crevice they would have prevented me from hitting. We became fast friends, I’m certain, because of that first impression. But that’s not everything Michelle does.

You Never Know

Dave Fleet

Tweet. It’s all too easy to shoot your mouth off sometimes – to pass judgement and get a quick dose of attention and reaction from others - without thinking carefully of the consequences. Just remember – you never know: Who might be your boss one day. Who might interview you, or review your resume, one day. Who might be a colleague one day. Who might be a client one day. Tweet.

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Gin and Topics: Eels, Bites, and Beef Fat Hurt People

Spin Sucks

It’s been a crazy travel week. Now I’m in Phoenix doing media training with a client. The one really great thing about all this west coast travel is I have a TON of uninterrupted plane time to write. I hope Geoff Livingston can keep up! I probably just jinxed myself and will be way too tired to do any writing on the flight home tonight. So without further ado…. A motorcycle and a car collided.

Google Registers Google Analytics Domain Name Typos

Bill Hartzer

On a regular basis, I watch the domain names that Google registers, as sometimes it is an indication of things to come–sometimes the registration of a domain name may indicate a future project. It is interesting to note that Google today registered a lot of typo domain names related to Google Analytics , their web analytics service. Domain Names

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.

Are Keywords Still Necessary?

Small Business Mavericks

A very prominent SEO and veteran Internet marketer recently said that keywords are no longer necessary. Just write content, he says. The search engines will rank you. Is there wisdom in that or is it a bit misguided? I certainly believe that social media has changed the stakes of the game. You can feasibly build a business model completely around social media marketing, in which case keywords are not necessary. You could promote your content through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Klout, Foursquare, YouTube, and every other social media giant out there and do just fine. No keywords necessary.

Show 351 - Climbing Your Own Kilimanjaro

Engaging Brand

Show 351 of The Engaging Brand leadership and marketing podcast is ready just for you. To subscribe or listen for free , you don't need to download anything and all explained at the end of the post. Herta von Stiegel , has been a leader in international finance for 25 years at Citibank, JP Morgan and AIG. How you handle failure. What is your calling? How you can listen to The Engaging Brand.

If You Don’t Stop Doing This One Thing, Your Blogging Business Will Never Go Anywhere


This guest post is by Tommy Walker, Online Marketing Strategist and owner of Why are you reading this article? Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate it, but isn’t there something else you could be doing? What are you putting off? I’m going to be straight with you. You are your own worst enemy. And you are killing your business. The curse of the boring business.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #65

Twist Image

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "I spent a week in the desert North of Reno at Burning Man. While it's a rough place to spend any time, plenty of people bring their creature comforts. This brief video (and the accompanying article ) show just how far some people are stretching the definition of 'self-reliance.'" " (Alistair for Hugh). Jeff Jarvis Remembers 911 On Twitter - Storify. "On Sunday, author and journalist, Jeff Jarvis , relived his day in New York exactly 10 years ago. Really?

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How to please Twitter addicts! [VIDEO]

Absolute PA

If you follow me on Twitter , are a fan of my Facebook page or receive my weekly social media tips (you don’t? You can sign up for them here: ), you will know how excited I was when I came across Addict mugs. I thought it would be fun to record the gift giving which then became a great excuse to tinker around with the iMovie editing software on my Mac. Not bad for a first attempt!

Five for Friday – Oktoberfest is a brewin’

Jeff Esposito

Today is one of those days where I will cornily pronounce TGIF. No I am not five, but am just happy to have two days to just kick back, brew some Oktoberfest and watch some football. Next week is also a short week of sorts as I’ll be headed to Chicago to speak at the WOMMA event as part of the city’s social media week, which I am excited about. How was your week? Any interesting weekend plans?

Facebook launches a subscribe button & changes the social game again

Danny WhatMough

Tweet. I do wonder if the guys at Facebook, Twitter and Google have slept at all in the last few months. Only hours ago, in a blog about Twitter’s new analytics product, I mentioned that we are living through an intriguing battle as the three pretenders to the throne compete for supremacy. And for those of us working in the social media PR space, it is truly fascinating. Public v. private.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day BC Cartoon comic Dinosaur


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