Sat.Apr 06, 2013 - Fri.Apr 12, 2013

Viral video: Jim Carrey’s take on gun control

Sherrilynne Starkie

Canadian comedic actor Jim Carrey has taken aim at America’s gun laws and the late Charleton Heston , former National Rifle Association (NRA) president with a satirical Internet video, “ Cold Dead Hands’. Done in the style of classic country western variety show “Hee Haw!”,

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Social Media Explained Through Coffee

SocMed Sean

For today’s funny Friday, I had to share this great infographic from the fine folks at MarketPlaceMaven.

On The Death Of Google Reader

Waxing UnLyrical

Google recently announced it is killing off several of its services, which it does from time to time. Really, that’s what any good company does; cut the dead weight. Usually these announcements include a bit of “Awww, that’s too bad” and we move on with our day.

How to Make a Great Contest on Facebook


Engagement is key when you want to run a successful Facebook page. Updates with questions, eye-catching photos, and share worthy stories that go viral are all important elements to make your fans more devoted to your Facebook page and brand.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

The Most Important Component Of Social Media Program Success: Executive Buy-In


Regardless of the size of your company, the most important component of your social media program is executive buy-in. It doesn’t matter if you work for a Fortune 100 company or a small business.

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20 Tools to Grow Your Business, Efficiency and Productivity

Waxing UnLyrical

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post on the five productivity tools I found myself using frequently. Since times change, and apps/platforms come and go, I thought I’d take a fresh look at how my daily toolkit has changed, and share that with you. Image: gothick_matt via Flickr, CC 2.0.


Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Originally posted on Real Time Email. Stop your online marketing right now. Tell me the truth: have you signed up to SEO, PPC, or social media services in the last few years, paid a couple of grand per month for visibility, and found that you were seeing slow uptake but no ROI?

How Millennial Are You?


From the left: Duncan (Millennial Score: 88), Charlotte (98), Stephanie (77), Chad (87), Kelly (87), and Jacquelyn (90). There is a fun quiz offered by Pew Internet that gauges how millennial you are. I am a member of the millennial generation and got a pretty solid score of a 98!

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Your Testing Program: Smart Ways to Get Your Team On Board

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in eCommerce Optimization Testing. On the face of it, the idea of a rigorously testing and optimizing your ecommerce web site seems like a no-brainer.

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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.

Things I Learned From Erin Feldman

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular readers of Waxing Unlyrical probably are familiar with Erin Feldman, the talented eclectic responsible for WUL’s Sarah and Sheldon illustrations. That’s how I was acquainted with her. Image: crimfants via Flickr, CC 2.0.

[IMPORTANT] Big changes at SocialFish


Deep breath. We have very exciting news to share – and no, it’s not baby news yet. (We’re We’re on full on baby watch – Lindy’s baby boy is due to arrive literally any minute, and yes, she’s getting VERY cranky about the wait now.).

Firebelly News: NFPT Best Workout Face Photo Contest


The National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT), a Lafayette, Indiana-based, organization that has been certifying fitness trainers since 1988, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year! We’ve recently helped them launch its Best Workout Face Photo Contest on Facebook to celebrate.

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Tryst with Categorization in a Classifieds Platform

Atom Thought

When I started tradusads a C2C classifieds platform at ibibo, one of the many thoughts that engulfed the product strategy was – Why do all classifieds platform have a directory based approach or a newspaper style to categories? For e.g. why do we have matrimony as a category in India?

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.

That Moment When Your Social Media and Real Worlds Collide

Waxing UnLyrical

I always wondered when it would happen and, last week, it finally did. I’m talking about that moment when your social media and real worlds collide. Leaving on a jet plane. I left last Thursday morning for Social Slam , via a direct flight from Dulles to Knoxville.

What you need to know about Facebook Ads


Need a quick primer on the different kinds of Facebook ads? Watch this 20-minute video lesson from SEOmoz. No time to watch? The full transcript of the video is here. And by the way, I watch SEOmoz’s Whiteboard Friday videos religiously – really really useful stuff.

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Enter to Win 1 of 3 Lifetime Memberships to ElegantThemes


Are you in the market for new WordPress themes ? If so, then you will want to enter to win one of three lifetime memberships to ElegantThemes. What is Included? You will receive lifetime access to all of ElegantThemes designs, plugins, updates, support, and photoshop files.

Taking a Peek at Twitter Analytics

Social Media Marketing

I received an email recently that contained an analysis of a high-profile Silicon Valley executive’s Twitter followers, as performed by PeekAnalytics. The request was to share the analysis with you, my readers.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

#measurePR, Die Hard and Squirrels

Waxing UnLyrical

“You know you’ve been in a good Twitter chat when ‘Die Hard’ and squirrels are mentioned within seconds of each other.”

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How to Get More Google+ Reviews for Your Business


Every time you look at a search results page on Google, there is a good chance that you may see something new. It wasn’t too long ago that videos, images, author profiles, links to Google plus reviews, and maps weren’t all shown on the same screen.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Facebook Page Growth Rates


So, yeah, everyone else’s Facebook pages suck too. Except for Finance pages. ??? H/T to FanPageKarma. From the Trenches Useful Data

This Week in Social Media – 4/10/2013

Social Media Marketing

A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

How to Fix Google Analytics to Properly Calculate Bounce Rate

Bill Hartzer

Google Analytics is broken. Well, at least the way that Google Analytics calculates bounce rate and the average time on site is broken–or at least has a major flaw. Let’s first take a look at bounce rate, and how Google explains it: There is a difference between exit rate and bounce rate.

The Rise of “Open Business”

Convince & Convert

Image via A recent survey found that 42% of customers who reach out to brands via social media expect a response in less than 60 minutes.

Working and Facebooking: No Longer Impossible


Early in my career I had to be quick on the draw when it came to social media. Having Facebook open was a waste of time. MySpace (which was still popular at the time) was a HUGE no-no. I don’t know why one was worse than the other, but it was for some reason.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & World’s Cutest Frog


This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week.

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What Is An API (Application Programing Interface)?

Josh S Peters

To read the full article visit Social Media Launchpad -> What Is An API (Application Programing Interface)? Social Media Launchpad

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Is Facebook Home the Beginning or the End?

Convince & Convert

Social Media Controversies Addressed, Fresh Each Week. In this edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about the newly launched “Facebook Phone,” released to little acclaim last week.

How Nonprofit Leaders Can Develop Their Online Voice


Love this deck by Debra Askanase on social leadership. We’re doing a lot of work with association CEO’s to help them build their online presence – is your CEO or ED using social?

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The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Janet Fouts

Oh boy, here’s a hot button topic for you. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) was created with good intentions.