Wed.Jul 06, 2011

How To Start a Blog in 7 Days


This is a guest post by Tony Hue. Sorry, Darren Rowse. I just don’t have the commitment to build a better blog in 31 days. Nor do I have $20. In fact, I don’t think anyone needs 31 Days to Build a Better Blog.

Why Best Buy and Hertz Fail

Ari Herzog

Good luck unsubscribing from email newsletters sent by Best Buy and Hertz. As the below video elaborates , when your email address (that receives the newsletters) is not recognized as a valid address, a failure occurs. Let this be a lesson to email marketing companies.

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Does it matter who follows you on Twitter or Facebook?

Akamai Marketing

Photo by Ken Lund, Creative Commons. Interesting question, isn’t it? Generally speaking, I’d say the answer is yes, but the REASONS you should care might surprise you. Here’s some different ways of looking at it: The care and feeding of followers and fans. I’m not a believer in checking my followers to see what they can do for me. My question is “what can I do for them&#. Ultimately, I think this attitude pays big dividends, but it is the long road and the high road.

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Myrland Marketing

Follow @NancyMyrland Those who know me won’t be surprised that I’ve been poking around in Google+ since it launched last week. It has many layers, but I thought I’d share a few early observations with you. Google+ is an interesting site to be sure. I think it will definitely be very popular, but it has a [.]. Social Media Uncategorized Facebook Google Plus Google+ How-To Legal Marketing Consulting Marketing Overview Professional Services Consulting Skype Twitter

Social Media Automation 101

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

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The Limitations of Facebook Insights For Websites

PWB Marketing Blog

Facebook Insights for Websites provides Facebook Page owners data around who is sharing their website content on Facebook. If someone links to your website in their Facebook status message or shares your content, you can get data on this.

Google+ Introductory Tutorial


Why reinvent the wheel when awesome honorary SocialFish John Haydon has recorded this fab 101 video for getting started with Google+ ? Thank you John! Here’s John’s rundown of what’s in this video. Original post is here. 00:45 – Filtering Streams. 01:25 – Sparks.

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5 Ways To Increase Your Facebook Fan Base


Tweet Facebook is a great channel to gain exposure and to drive dialogue with your tribe of fans. However, starting a Facebook presence will not give you immediate response.

Ring friends from Facebook | Sherrilynne Starkie

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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.

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Value Drivers in Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

Sometimes I’m not so sure I always know what that means. Value drivers. It’s sort of a corporate speak type of thing to essentially describe the capabilities of your company isn’t it?

Social media summer reading list

Jeff Esposito

This post originally ran on PR Breakfast Club but wanted to share here with you. With the weather heating up and Fourth of July weekend behind us, I find myself nostalgic for the summer vacations of my schoolboy years. While most of the memories are fond ones, I also remember the last month or so of the summer where everyone tried to cram in the required summer book list. Although it was somewhat of a drag, the activity actually kicked your brain back into gear for the coming year.

NASA Tweets as the Shuttle Sunsets

Geoff Livingston

by David Parmet. Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch Image by NASA. Sometimes shorter is better.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Do You Get It?

Waxing UnLyrical

[Ed: I'm on vacation. Here's the third of a week's worth of guest posts.]. Say what? One of the biggest gripes I have with people (myself included) is that we aren’t the best at … well, expressing ourselves clearly.

How to Build a Business By Supporting Bloggers: a Case Study


This guest post is by Jeremy Delancy of Some people get struck by lightning, some people win the lottery, and some people make good money by blogging two hours per day in their pajamas. I’ve never met any one the above-mentioned people, but the snake oil salesmen of the Internet will try to convince you that you’ll be making millions in a few months if you buy their info products and start a blog. The truth is, profitable blogging requires hard work.

4 Questions to Assess Your Progress

Engaging Brand

Progress is so important in order to generate enthusiasm and engagement - both internally and externally. However, progress is often judged on todays success rather than over time. Success, for me, should be measure not on last months figures but over the medium term. My fab boss from years ago used to hold each meeting with the following structure. How are we progressing over the last rolling 12 months? What do we need to do over the next 3 months?

The Blogger’s Ultimate Guide to YouTube Success


This guest post is by Hasan of MarketingTheInternet. YouTube , the second largest search engine right after Google, in 2010 broke the record of uploading more than 24 hours of video per minute! YouTube has also shattered the millstone of over 700 billion video views.

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.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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