Sat.Sep 24, 2011 - Fri.Sep 30, 2011

Facebook users no longer have to “like” your Page (and what that means)?


Up until Tuesday the only people that could comment on or like content on a Facebook page were fans of that Page. Now Facebook eliminated that requirement , allowing anyone (fans and nonfans) the ability to engage with a Facebook Page.

Is Klout Really Accessing Your Protected Tweets?


Last week I wrote, “Klout Story Part 1 – Are you reading between the lines? ” , which concentrated on some of Klout’s privacy issues. Klout’s Marketing Manager, Ms. Megan Berry , commented on my post and disputed my claim that privacy might be at risk.

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5 Great Tools For Finding A Domain Name

Jason Yormark

I’ve always been quite entrepreneurial in nature and constantly am thinking about new ideas for websites, blogs or businesses. Needless to say that often has me frequently looking for good names to inspire me enough to go through with those ideas.

Facebook Fans: Are They Worth the Excitement?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Amanda DiSilvestro. Sometimes when I think of Facebook, I can’t help but think addiction. Coffee and cigarettes I can quit, but for some reason Facebook has a hold on me, and after doing some research, I have found that I am not the only one.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Content & Conversations: The MBJ Rule


It’s easy to make content (for 2-5% of most audiences). It’s even easier to take part in conversations – comment, like, RT, MT, and share. This applies to both brands and individuals. Wait – it applies to the individuals behind the brands as well.

5 Questions To Answer On Your About Page

Small Business Mavericks

When you wrote your About page , did you have a specific strategy or did you just “wing” it? If you aren’t satisfied with the content on your About page, ask yourself why you wrote it. Ask yourself what you expect your customers to get out of it. The truth is, your About page isn’t really about you at all. It’s about what your customers expect to get from a business like yours.

How to Avoid Action Figure Disorders

Ari Herzog

The Acute Action Figure Addiction Disorder Council of Australia released the following public service announcement about two years ago, but it is as relevant today as it was then. Please watch and learn how you can fulfill your life to avoid the serious addiction that adults sometimes develop.

11 Twitter Tips for Building Business Relationships

PWB Marketing Blog

More and more businesses are jumping into Twitter to find new customers and connect with current ones. The word’s out that Twitter builds relationships – but many businesses get it wrong. Twitter has unwritten rules of engagement.

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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.

Open for business

Gemma Went

A little while ago I made the leap from my business, Red Cube, to the new brand story agency, Aesop. It was a bold move, giving up my own business to join someone else. I hadn’t really been looking at the time, but the opportunity showed its face and my instinct was to jump. Well … Read more. News digital strategy marketing consultant social media consultant social media strategy

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What Moneyball Teaches Digital Marketers About Winning

Buzz Marketing for Technology

“Adapt or Die” – Billy Beane.

Design Your Own Blog or Ask For Help

Ari Herzog

There comes a time in every blogger’s life when a choice must be made: do you keep doing things the way you’ve always done them, or do you step out of your box and ask someone to do it for you? This blog is powered by WordPress — and the Thesis framework , a premium theme that sits on top of WordPress. I bought Thesis in November 2008.

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3 Ways To Use E-mail To Increase Your Social Following

Small Business Mavericks

So you want to increase the number of followers and fans you have on the social media websites you use the most? That’s a good idea. You can use your e-mail list to drive new traffic to your social media profiles and increase your following. Here are three ways to do that. Send an invite – Aside from your weekly or monthly newsletter, send out a special e-mail invitation to your subscriber list to invite them to follow you on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media sites.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

5 Sure Fire Ways To Lose Website Visitors

Jason Yormark

I’m always surprised at how many sites use questionable tactics with their websites that most certainly drive away readers. In some cases these decisions are certainly centered around monetizing a site, but in others, they are simply mind boggling.

What I Like About the New Facebook Timeline Profile, Privacy Settings, and News Feed


By now, you’ve probably read your fair share of “What I Hate About the New Facebook Updates” to the point that you’re pretty comfortable with the fact that you hate the changes.

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Being a Social Strategist – What Does It Take? [Infographic]


Tweet With the increasing number of businesses using social media, there’s now great focus on the role of being a social strategist. But who are the persons in this type of job and what does it take? That is what the infographic below tries to answer. I found the infographic on Mashable.

Your 5-Point Plan For Online Marketing

Small Business Mavericks

When it comes to building an online Web business, or putting together a Web marketing plan for your off line business, it isn’t difficult. It takes time and money, both of which you have in limited quantities. But you can take what you have and build a solid Web marketing plan. Here is a template you can follow – a 5-point template that works for any business. Your website – Your website is the hub of your online business.

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.

How the New Delicious Stacks Up

Social Media Marketing

In the last week, we've seen major changes from Google+ and Facebook. You can now add Delicious to that mix.You'll recall that last December , Yahoo! decided to sell Delicious, and then in April, Delicious announced it had been acquired by AVOS.

Netflix: Blowing It, or Being Human?


I am guessing most of you have heard that Netflix has been making some changes. Not too long ago, they changed their pricing structure, resulting in a significant increase for subscribing to their DVD by mail plan. This made a lot of people unhappy.

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3 Tips For Building Your Brand On Twitter


At my job, I am constantly surrounded by people who are building a brand. They are building brands for their new companies or, more often, themselves. They, as individuals, are the brand. The key to building a brand is to pick a word that describes your brand and stick to it. You define the word.

How to Run Windows on your Mac


Almost every Mac user will agree that Mac OS X is an awesome operating system and they will agree that in general, they are satisfied with choosing OS X as well. Still, they might admit that there are those times when the Windows OS would be a handier addition though.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

How Altoid Used Social Media to Change Customer Perception


Tweet Sometimes brands run cross-channel campaign in which they use one channel to motivate people to engage with another. These campaigns may involve 2 or more than 2 channels to increase participation. I found a really cool campaign by Altoid, a brand of breath mints owned by Wrigley.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Facebook Reassurance


This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on The Resources Mashup.

What Does Eight Years Of Blogging Get You?

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Eight years ago on this day in 2003, I started Blogging. Here's some basic info about what has transpired in eight years here at the Six Pixels of Separation Blog: over 2700 Blog entries, over 20,000 comments and over 270 audio Podcasts. If you have read or listened to only one percent of all of that content, you'll know that both acknowledging this milestone or speaking about the numbers (how big/how many) is not my style.

This is your Brain on Google


View the whole infographic below. click for larger image). Infographic Credit: Social Media effects of google effects of google on brain googl'es brain google and memory google brain this is your brain on google

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

5 Reasons Why Your Social Media Sucks


Great stuff in this deck by Michael Brito. Includes a bunch of measuring tools you may want to take a look at! Oh and if you want it all explained more wordily (hehe) and in greater detail, buy his essential book. 5 Reasons Why Your Social Media Sucks. View more presentations from Michael Brito.

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Facebook Timeline: First Impressions


Developers got first access to the new Facebook Timeline profiles, and even non-developers are trying to get in on the action. Since I’ve already had a developer account and app made through Facebook, I noticed a pop-up inviting me to be one of the first to try it out.

Who Are You Working For?

Social Media Strategery

What are you working on right now? Can you explain exactly why you’re working on it? Do you know why you’re spending time writing that blog post? Sitting in that meeting? Answering that email? Preparing that presentation? Do you have an idea of what you’re trying to accomplish?

How Much Content Is Enough For Your Blog? [Study]


Tweet Many businesses run a blog as a part of their social media strategy. The aim is to pass on their thoughts as a corporate brand and comment on the relevant topics. But amidst the hustle bustle of the day, how do we ensure that our blog is up and running with the right amount of content inflow?

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.