January, 2009

Twitter Webinar Basics Etiquette | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

So, you've just signed up for a Twitter account and are wondering one or more of the following: twitter-blue-bird. What have I gotten myself into?” What are tweeple and am I one?” Should I tweet about business or social stuff

Facebook Fan Page

Harp Interactive

Create a presence to connect and engage with your customers and amplify your business’s voice to their friends. Facebook has over 400+ million active users and is experiencing significant growth. No longer just for teenagers.with its fastest growing demographic between 35-55 years old and is doubling in size roughly every 2 months, Facebook is the place for your business presence. Over 6 million users become fans of business/brand pages every day on Facebook.

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Raising Brothers

Jason Yormark

Before we had kids I had always said that I hoped to experience having a boy and a girl. There were obvious unique aspects to raising a boy and a girl that I had IMG_1691 hoped to experience in my life. Now, 2 boys in, I'm not so sure

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Social Media Mercury rising up in India

The Marketing Blog

Let me start of by wishing everybody a very 'Happy New Year 2009? ! I hope that this year brings great success and joy to all of us. If I re-collect the recent developments, it is really fascinating to see so much happening on the

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.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2008: Social Media, SEO, and More " techipedia | tamar weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

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Why Social Media is Scary | Social Media Strategery

Social Media Strategery

As one of my company's social media leads, I've had the opportunity to speak with a wide range of people about social media. From our most senior VPs to

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Online Reputation Management

Harp Interactive

Online Reputation Management or counter-SEO is a specialized area that requires professional skills and tools. Harp Social is geared to develop strategies and implement systematic programs for dealing with negative websites. We devise long-term solutions to monitor your brand and guard against negative listings on search engines. Learn more >.

Mr. Bluetooth Headset

Jason Yormark

I don't think there is anything these days that amuses me more than that of Mr. Bluetooth Headset. Let me preface this rant with the fact that I understand bluetooth_headset that there is a time and place for using a bluetooth headset

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My First Laptop

Taylor Marek

While we are on the subject of laptops, I might as well let you know about the first laptop I got. I purchased my first latop in Nov of 2007. I had it for several months, and it worked like a charm. I had to return it, but here is what

Best Internet Marketing Blog Posts of 2007 » Techipedia | Tamar.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The best posts of 2007 in social media, marketing, SEO, reputation management, viral marketing, domaining, and affiliate sites

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.

Social Media is Driven by the Person, Not the Position

Social Media Strategery

Last Wednesday, I moderated a panel discussion on Government 2.0 for the Social Media Club, DC Chapter, where I had the opportunity to speak with, and more importantly, learn from, some of the people most responsible for that phrase

LinkedIn Tip - Got Street Cred?

Almost Savvy

There was a time when a recommendation from your mother that you were a real catch was enough of an objective opinion to satisfy others' due diligence to determine if you were all thumbs up and down you claimed to be

Will ‘Technology’ Survive the Recession?

Atom Thought

. . . . www.atomthought.com. . USD 250b technology giant in 2008 reduced to USD150m nobody in2009! Is this the beginning of the end of technology giants? . NORTEL at one point in time commanded almost 33% of Canadian stock market value and boasted of a stock market value of over USD250b before filing for bankruptcy as we entered the year 2009. Motorola, Microsoft, Intel and even Google announce layoffs and office closures. Circuit City declares bankruptcy! Is 2009 worse than 2001?

Cool Sites: Wordle.net

Jason Yormark

wordle. A friend of mine showed me a cool little site where you can input a group of words or import your blog's RSS feed and it will spit out a word cloud like the above. The words that are larger are the ones that are more prominent

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

IE8 Coming to a PC near you

Taylor Marek

For those who like to know what is happening in the tech world, here is your little tidbit of news… Most of us remember the days of Internet Explorer 6 (IE6). Some of us might still be using it. Some of us brave types moved to IE7

Positioning your Personal Brand

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Having taken on this new role of blogging on the Personal Branding Blog , I naturally have been looking at many of the other personal brands that are out there. A few names come to mind very quickly when you think about strong personal brands: Robert Scoble, Guy Kawasaki, Steve Jobs (the only non blogger), Jonathan Schwartz, Gary Vaynerchuk. Seems to me when you think of these individuals you also think of some attribute(s) about each of them.

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Forward thinking and a few updates

Josh S Peters

I want you to think about moving forward. Not just in a physical direction, for most of you that would mean you would just ram into your desk and that would serve no purpose. I'm talking about moving forward in life, actions

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Presidential Transparency Vs. Good SEO

Freelance Social Media

This content from: Freelance Social Media. Presidential Transparency Vs. Good SEO. The BBC published an article last week describing the changes in the old Whitehouse.gov's robots.txt file vs. the new administration's robots file

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Will 'Technology' Survive the Recession?

Atom Thought

www.atomthought.com. USD 250b technology giant in 2008 reduced to usd150m nobody in2009! Is this the beginning of the end of technology giants? NORTEL at one point in time commanded almost 33% of Canadian stock market value and boasted

Writing A Book: Take 2

Jason Yormark

Some of you may know of my attempt at writing a book last year under the idea of a separate blog that would detail my journey of getting it written and Book 2 published in a year. It was a great idea, but only one problem

Updates + Holidays = Crashed Website

Taylor Marek

Hope everyone had an awesome Christmas and New Years! I'm finally back on track writing. What I thought would be a simple update from wordpress 2.5 to 2.7 on my site turned into a couple weeks of error messages. Not to mention Christmas

Sincere Marketing – a podcast with Romi Mahajan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

We live in an age of skepticism about all forms of consumption. The diffusion of our skepticism is accelerated by the Internet and makes the sincerity even more pressing. So it’s no surprise that the world of business -- specifically in the realms of advertising, branding, and marketing -- has to once again ennoble the concept of sincerity, which is to say, they have to simply be sincere and do work that is bounded by and radiates honesty.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Mashable guest post: 30+ facebook Apps for Doing Business on facebook

Josh S Peters

facebook as over 150 million users and it's growing! Mom's, dad's, kid's, crazy aunts who ruin every holiday and yes even businesses are flocking to facebook these days. Not just businesses either but business professionals from Lawyers

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China spends more leisure time online than we do!

Freelance Social Media

This content from: Freelance Social Media. China spends more leisure time online than we do! The US still spends a lot of time online at home, but lately its been to scour careerbuilder.com and find jobs.

eCommerce Chargebacks and Remedies

Atom Thought

According to a recent report (Oct, 2008) by CyberSource (a leading payment & risk management services company), a record USD4B were lost due to online scams by online retailers in 2008. The silver lining in the above is that retailers have managed to restrict the percentage fraud under 1.5% since 2006. But with rising unemployment and recession, we might see a rise in ecommerce fraud in 2009. The impact of fraud is not just restricted to the USD4b, but it goes beyond that figure.

Microsoft Advertising Podcast: Insights - 15 Minutes With David.

Jason Yormark

The latest edition of the Microsoft Advertising podcast. This edition features my sit down with David Szetela of Clix Marketing at SMX East last year. We chatted about the state of the economy and how it impacts search buys

On the Podango “End of Service”

Taylor Marek

I got an e-mail the last week of 2007 and it went something like this, Sun, Dec 28, 2008. Dear Podango Customers (Podcasters and Station Directors), We at Podango believe that you, our customers, are our most valuable

How NOT to Create Loyalty in Tough Times

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Marketing’s mission is to somehow change a customer’s behavior. We try many things to affect that behavior: advertising, email, search, events, webinars, and the list goes on and on. And in tough economic times the opportunity to affect customer behavior is exceptionally acute, especially when it comes to existing loyal customers. So check out this email I got from hotel about my loyalty card with them, it went something like this … Dear Mr. Dunay We miss you!

Guerrilla Social Media Marketing: Guest posts and articles

Josh S Peters

The second post in the series has been put up with a guest post on Mark Goren's blog and it's about the tactic of guest posting. A guest post can add credibility to your name, get your ideas and content in front of a whole new set of

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Mobile Social Networking Growing

Freelance Social Media

The percentage of mobile phone users who said they accessed social networks from their handset jumped 182% from September 2007 to October 2008, according to a study conducted by The Kelsey Group and constat

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ecommerce Chargebacks and Remedies

Atom Thought

According to a recent report (Oct, 2008) by cybersource (a leading payment & risk management services company), a record USD4B were lost due to online scams by online retailers in 2008. The silver lining in the above is that retailers

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Music Favs: Dave Barnes

Jason Yormark

About a year ago I was searching for some design inspiration, and just happened to stumble across the website for a relatively unknown artist by the name of 51hiubrom3l__ss500_ Dave Barnes. I wasn't looking for music, but I liked the

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