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[Cool Infographic Friday] How Will You Deal With Your Digital Afterlife?


I find this fascinating, if a little uncomfortable to think about. “ In a recent poll only 20% of UK adults admitted to having given though to what will happen to their social profiles after they die.

Top 3 Firebelly Blog Posts Of August


Facebook was a popular subject on our blog in July, but interests varied in August. What would you like to see us write about in September? Let us know in a comment below! YOUR SELFIES TELL A STORY, PREPARE TO GET CREEPED OUT By Stephanie Daily Think about all the photos you take in a.

Seven Communication Sins That Kill Simplicity and Business

Convince & Convert

Image source: Mindaugas Danys, CC 2.0 The way you communicate with prospects and customers creates or destroys value. When communication is focused and simple, it can add value by challenging your prospects’ status quo, expanding their options, and helping them to see things in new ways.

Using Insights to Tame the Strategic Planning Beast

Buzz Marketing for Technology

With the proper planning and strategic thinking, a competitive advantage is something that your company can definitely create in today’s dynamic and fast moving marketplace of business niches.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

Association Social Media: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)


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5 Tips to Turbocharge Conversions on YouTube

Convince & Convert

With over 55% of the US market share, YouTube is the largest online video platform in the country. It is also the 2 nd largest search engine in the world.

Local SEO – Be Found!

Saying It Social

Nearly 80-90% of all customers ''google'' businesses or check online reviews before making a purchase. How can you ensure your company will be found - in this case, your restaurant? Today we''re taking a look at local search engine optimization and using a local Thai restaurant, Indochine, as our example. The post Local SEO – Be Found! appeared first on.

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Privacy vs Progress – Who Will Win?


I know you will love this as much as I do. By the fabulous Amy Vernon. Privacy vs Progress from Amy Vernon. ———— ( photo credit ). More like this.

Online Marketing 101 for Entrepreneurs


When you’re a struggling entrepreneur, your business takes over your world as you try to boost your brand and broaden your customer base.

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.

How to Make a Successful YouTube Channel

Convince & Convert

There is no doubt that the Internet overall and social media specifically have made the world a smaller place.

The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Laurel Papworth

Using trolling as a marketing campaign on social media. Advertising used to be so polite. Well except when it wasn’t. When Apple ripped into IBM with the Superbowl 1984 Ad, it was a shocker to the world. And unusual.

Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community


This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have useful tools they’d like you to know about. Startups are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms.

11 Actionable Writing Tips [+Examples]

Writtent Blog

Image source. Engaging a blog reader is a hard thing to do, especially in this digital age. As more and more content is produced on the Internet, people are less and less likely to read your blog in particular and stay interested in it.

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.

You Are Not the Star of Your Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

I talk a lot about the principle of “Marketing Sideways” – content marketing that is inherently useful (a Youtility ) but is NOT about your products and services per se.

YouTube and Vimeo video marketing: Ride the Next Wave of Content Marketing


Youtube and Vimeo video marketing are the two hottest advertising platforms online today. This is for a few very good reasons, namely that people are watching more and more video all the time as networks get faster and uncapped limits come into play.

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Quiz: Social Media and Voice

Laurel Papworth

Social Media & Voice: In the Attention Economy, if your content is boring (or at least not educational in some way) your engagement is going to suck. And if engagement sucks, social media pays it no never mind. Types of Voice: Educational – how tos, tips, etc.

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9 Ways to Create Great Content

Writtent Blog

Image source. If you are marketing a product or building a brand, the internet is arguably the best tool at your disposal. It has the potential to introduce your ideas to thousands or even millions of viewers a day.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Social Selling Works But Not How You Think

Convince & Convert

(watch video to see guest appearance from Sharpie, the hedgehog) I read an article a couple of days ago that really got me mad. It turned out that J.D.

New Pinterest Analytics Dashboard Tools: How to Use Them


Pinterest has huge potential as a social media marketing platform. The new Pinterest Analytics dashboard will make this even more obvious, and help business accounts on Pinterest thrive.

Digital Sabbaticals are Healthy

Ari Herzog

“It’s only by having some distance from the world that you can see it whole, and understand what you should be doing with it.” ” - Pico Iyer. Five days after logging off Facebook to spend time with family and enjoy the other side of the country, I returned to the social networking site and observed 6 private messages and 67 notifications. The messages were pithy and not time sensitive.

10 Super Tips for Managing Freelance Writers

Writtent Blog

Image source. I know exactly why you’re here, reading this. Creating content takes a really long time, especially if you’re trying to create something new, fresh, and valuable.

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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.

#TBT: Three Can’t-Miss Video Campaigns From Summer 2014

Convince & Convert

Although Labor Day is not the official end of summer, it does cause us to reflect on some of the season’s best memories. And, for the Convince & Convert blog, that can only mean one thing – a summer social media #TBT.

I Might Have To Smack You If You Do This On LinkedIn

Myrland Marketing

I’m not naive. I’ve seen my share of rotten business practices, along with many good ones, some even great. I’ve witnessed people who try to do good, and plenty who seem to specialize in doing the opposite.

Is Marketing About Your Business?

Small Business Mavericks

The answer to the question in the title is a resounding negative. Your business has a lot to offer, and you have poured your efforts into making it a good thing, but the truth is that marketing, in order to be effective, is not about you. Marketing Is About Your Customer. People pay attention to your message to see if you can give them what they want or need. They become your customers because you can give them what they want or need.


Ari Herzog

This is a test of a new blog-to-email system. If you’re on the list, you should be reading this in your email inbox. If you’re not on the list, click here. Thanks for reading. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Related Stories Why I List My Facebook Friends Follow Me, Friend Me, Do Me Wherever Why Foursquare and I Split Up. Media

Does Your Personal Brand Help Your Employer?

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments Focus on what really is working. yegg Tweet This Playing with Experimentation Most people wouldn’t create a company that essential takes Google head-on, but Gabriel Weinberg is not most people.

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Please Build A Better Presentation. It Will Help You Build A Better Life.

Twist Image

Are you surprised by some of the presentations that you have been forced to sit through lately? It''s a topic that is near and dear to my heart.

Are You Pigeon-Proof?

Small Business Mavericks

It’s a fact of life: pigeons aren’t such great birds to have around if you are trying to keep the sidewalk clean. So it’s kind of funny to have “Pigeon” be the nickname for Google’s latest update in local search. Local makes me think of sidewalks, and sidewalks should be kept clean. But pigeons mess those sidewalks up. From the way that local SEO questions have accumulated, maybe “pigeon” is appropriate after all.

Top 10 Web-Based Personal Project Management Tools


This is a guest contribution. Every time we encounter the phrase “project management”, the very first thought you might have is that only businesses undertake projects for managing their needs. In reality, time-bound activities can be dealt as a project, irrespective of size.