May, 2009

Students and Graduates: Got LinkedIn?

Almost Savvy

Graduates If you are a college student or graduate, there is no better time to get started on LinkedIn. What's that you say: LinkedIn is really just Facebook for old people? Not at all. Yes, there are many experience professionals on

Social Networking Online and Non-Profit Organizations | Freelance.

Freelance Social Media

As budgets and fundraising levels for non-profits get smaller, more organizations are turning to using social networking online as an essential part of their

Where Do You Want Your Social Media Press Releases to Live?

Adam Sherk

The discussion about hubspot's post on the syndication of social media press releases vs. traditional press releases called my attention again to pitchengine, a platform for creating and sharing social media releases (smrs

KeywordSmash Free Keyword Research Tool Launched

Bill Hartzer

As a blogger, online marketer, writer, and a shameless self-promoter, I am always on the hunt for content and ideas for creating online content. I totally agree with whoever coined the phrase, “content is king&#.

Social Media Automation 101

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

I'm going to be an Author!

Josh S Peters

I'm writing a book on social media. That's right, me and Jacob Morgan (my co-author on Social Media for Authors) got a book deal and are now writing a guide to social media. That's why I've been a bit pre-occupied and haven't been as

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Blogs: I'll Show You Mine if You'll Show Me Yours

Almost Savvy

blog-weblog-image. Blogs. Who doesn't have a blog these days? It seems everyone and their dog has one (yes, literally). Many started a blog way back when, but may have since abandoned them for other pursuits

Laid Off, Inc. – How I Plan To Create Purpose In A Relatively Un.

Jason Yormark

A good friend of mine that was also laid off summed it up best when she said the hardest thing for her was not waking up everyday with a purpose. It's true. Not having that defined job/career to wake up to changes everything

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Google News Wants Title Tags to Match Headlines?

Adam Sherk

In looking over a post on the Google News blog from a few months ago on ways to help Google News better crawl your site, this tip in particular caught my eye: * Article Titles in Google News. In order for Google News to crawl the

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How to Promote the Perfect Blog Post

Bill Hartzer

As you might recall, a while back I told you how to write the perfect blog post. Now that you’ve written the blog post and you posted it on your blog (which, I hope, is using the perfect Wordpress theme , it is very important that you promote your blog post.

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.

44 Social Media Books for 2009-2010 Plus One

Diva Marketing Blog

Ta da. for your reading pleasure here's a list of titles of social media books scheduled to be release 2009 – 2010. The Digital Handshake: Seven Proven Strategies to Grow Your Business Using Social Media by Paul Chaney - Sept 22,2009 2.

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Can Twitters growth continue?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The most recent numbers from Nielsen indicate that Twitter grew 1,382% year-over-year, registering a total of just more than 7 million unique visitors in the US. Not only is that huge growth in one year, but in one month like in January, Twitter.com clocked 4.5

I'm A PC…And A Mac. A First Impression macbook Pro Review

Jason Yormark

After getting my walking papers from Microsoft, I thought long and hard about what machine I was going to buy now that I was empty handed. I had pretty much used my work machine and didn't have anything at home that I could depend on

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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.

Newsweek's Tim Geithner Interview Live on Facebook: Don't Forget.

Adam Sherk

Today Newsweek offered live streaming of Jon Meacham's interview with Treasury Security Tim Geithner on its Facebook page. This is a good example of how publishers are attempting to add more value to their official pages on social media

Reputation Management Seminar to be Held in Dallas Texas May 13

Bill Hartzer

Photo Courtesy Sean Dreilinger on Flickr.com. How is your reputation? What about your online reputation? If you search for your name or your company’s name in the search engines, what shows up in the search results?

How can we help the older generation “catch up”

Josh S Peters

First let me preface this by saying that in no way am I saying “old people” don't know what the internet is or how to use it. This is not a belittleing or condescending article. This article is being sparked by conversations I've had

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Personal Branding - Beyond Your Resume

Diva Marketing Blog

I recently found an article that someone sent me back in 1997. I don't know who gave it to me but I saved the article because while the concept was strange to me the idea intrigued me. It was Tom Peters' - the brand called you.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Growth through Disruptive Innovation

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Takeaways on a speech by C. Prahalad speaker at the World Innovation Forum. So we are beginning to see the impact of current economic crisis.

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9 Things I Learned While Working @ Microsoft

Jason Yormark

Microsoft is certainly a unique place to work in a lot of different ways, some good, msadvertising_v_rgb some not so good. All in all, it was a very rewarding experience, and know that I've had a bit of time to reflect about it

Newsweek's Tim Geithner Interview Live on Facebook: Don't Forget.

Adam Sherk

Today Newsweek offered live streaming of Jon Meacham's interview with Treasury Security Tim Geithner on its Facebook page. This is a good example of how publishers are attempting to add more value to their official pages on social media

Top 50 USA Web Properties for April 2009

Bill Hartzer

comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, has released its monthly list of consumer activity on the top 50 web properties in the USA. They do this every month, and it’s based on data from their comScore Media Metrix service. Some of the most notable drivers of traffic to certain websites include the swine flu concerns that people had (i.e., www.cdc.gov), and the rise in popularity of Twitter and Facebook.

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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.

Morning Dream

Taylor Marek

Ever had a dream in the morning? I did, and boy was it a good one. I’m going to post it here, as I don’t know any better place to put it, plus this is a personal website of mine as well… I was enjoying a Saturday morning rest, when my mother woke me [.].

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What's Your Government 2.0 Personality Type?

Social Media Strategery

Over the last few years between starting the social media practice at Booz Allen and getting involved with the broader Government 2.0 community, I've had the opportunity to meet a ton of different people, all with different motivations

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Why is measuring Lead Gen in Social Media so hard?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This isn’t a new problem – how to measure lead generation from online activity is as old as the web itself. Not everyone had a shopping cart on their website year ago either, so ways of correlating offline business with online activity had to be devised.

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When It Rains, It Pours. Cold Rain In My Case.

Jason Yormark

Sometimes I wonder if life is just a series of pranks controlled by some higher being. He's just up there, having fun at our expense. Take my case for instance. Recently laid off, trying to piece things back together, maybe a nice hot

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Rich Snippets: Increase Google Visibility for Reviews through.

Adam Sherk

One of the announcements at Searchology yesterday was a new enhancement called Rich Snippets, in which Google is using structured data embedded in web pages (microformats and rdfa) to give users “convenient summary information about

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Thanks to @oprah and @aplusk, Twitter Now a Spammer’s Heaven

Bill Hartzer

Thanks to @oprah (Oprah) and @aplusk (Ashton Kutcher), Twitter is now the 49th most popular site according to Alexa. In the past 3 months, Twitter’s traffic is up a whopping 334.6 percent. But, with the increased popularity, comes the spammers. Unfortunately, though, it just goes with the territory.

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Taylor Marek

Wish this was posted on the 19th (hint: birthday), but its being posted now…. I am now 20 and embarking on a new stage of my life, one that I am thoroughly enjoying. The interactions on a daily basis, the variety of daily life

Swine Flu 2.0 : A Case For How Managing Social Media is a Matter.

Social Media Strategery

Swine Flu 2.0 : A Case For How Managing Social Media is a Matter of National Security