Sun.Jul 03, 2011

Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

Everyone’s all abuzz and atwitter about Plus, the new social network from a search engine company with which you might be familiar. I won’t break down all the features and how-tos and what-ifs, as other folks are better at that, including Jason Falls and Chris Brogan.

Smart Location-Based Marketing By Home Depot

Dave Fleet

Just saw this photo on my friend Ben Lucier’s Posterous site – hardware retailer Home Depot reserved a parking spot for him at his local store in the “Pro&# parking section. Because he was the mayor.

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Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

Everyone’s all abuzz and atwitter about Plus, the new social network from a search engine company with which you might be familiar. I won’t break down all the features and how-tos and what-ifs, as other folks are better at that, including Jason Falls and Chris Brogan.

On Independence

Waxing UnLyrical

Going through the grind. Earlier this year, I went through the process of getting my Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Twitter, Celebrities And People In Power In Power = Big Mess

Twist Image

Episode #260 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Joseph Jaffe is widely regarded as one of the top Marketing Bloggers ( Jaffe Juice ) and Podcasters (both Jaffe Juice in audio and Jaffe Juice TV in video). He is the author of three excellent books ( Life After The 30-Second Spot , Join The Conversation and Flip The Funnel ).

The Secret to Blog Popularity

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Ankesh Kothari of SuccessNexus.com. Psychologist Antonius Cillessen of the University of Connecticut wondered how kids became popular. So he started researching social behaviors and peer relations of early adolescent kids in American schools.

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Has Google Gone into the Photography Business?

The Social Media Incubator

The old saying, “a picture is worth 1,000 words” has new appeal as social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have made recent moves to make photography and photo sharing a much larger part of their offerings. Now, Google is jumping on the bandwagon with the new Business Photos from Google. In conjunction with Google Maps, you can now highlight your business by signing up to have it photographed by a Google photographer.

Tandemizing Your Content Marketing

Small Business Mavericks

It’s important, as a small business, to have a content marketing strategy. What’s the alternative? You could just post random content and hope it gains traction, drives traffic, and wins customers. But that’s kind of like wishing in a well. A better strategy is to plan your content marketing so that all levels of your content work together for the good of your customers and your company. So how do you do that?

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 You a Creative Blogger?

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Chris Kahler of bloggeritus.com. It doesn’t take a genius to stroll around cyberspace and quickly find that the World Wide Web is littered with junk. There is a lot of “stuff” out there, most of which isn’t very good. On the flip side, though, there are still many amazing gems hidden beneath the rubble. The magical ingredient that marks the divide is creativity. Creativity isn’t just part of a fairytale that only children believe in.