Sun.May 29, 2011

Empire Avenue – Measurement of Social Influence?

Janet Fouts

People have been telling me I’ve “just GOT to sign up for Empire Avenue “, and “it’s a true measure of the real social influence of the experts&#. Bullshit. It’s a game. It’s a relatively interesting game, especially if you like to watch ant farms.

Are Social Media Companies Overvalued? [Infographic]


Are we experiencing a tech bubble in shares of social media companies? When LinkedIn recently went public with a blockbuster IPO, its shares were priced at $45 and they skyrocketed to over $100 in the first day of trading, a valuation of $8.9 billion.

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Weekly Roundup: the BWE Edition

Waxing UnLyrical

I’m still in NYC , having taken a couple of days for R&R after BlogWorld. As you read this I’ll be getting ready to head back to DC. It’s been fun to see and experience Manhattan again after three years. Three years? Jeez, what have I been thinking?

Tips For Facebook Marketing

Small Business Mavericks

All Facebook shares these tips for effective marketing and public relations through Facebook: Post your best content on Thursday because that is the day it is most likely to get read. Release major news releases early in the morning; otherwise, you will get shuffled to the bottom of the news feeds. Full links are 300% more likely to get read than short URLs (which is the total opposite of Twitter, by the way). When adding buttons to your website, use both the Like and the Send button.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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How To Get The Salary You Deserve

Twist Image

Episode #255 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Saul Colt (also known as the smartest man in the world ) e-introduced me to Jim Hopkinson a few years back (in fact, it was just prior to the launch of my business book, Six Pixels of Separation ). Hopkinson is one of the marketing people for Wired Magazine and has a Podcast called, The Hopkinson Report.

Never Used a Sales Video? Now’s Your Chance!


If you’re a regular here at ProBlogger, you know that I often post videos on the blog. I love doing video posts—it’s fun, it’s something a bit different, and it’s a good way to really reach out to my readers. I think videos provide bloggers with a good opportunity to connect in a way that can be hard to do through written text. I’ve also found video really useful for generating sales. Not my videos, though.