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How to Use Content Curation To Grow Your Online Presence


Guest post by Don Sturgill. ————-. In the not-too-distant past, information could be difficult to come by. One might need to travel to a large library, special collections or the headquarters of an association to get technical data. The Internet changed all that.

How to Use the New Twitter Analytics Dashboard

Convince & Convert

What if Twitter launched the most awesome analytics dashboard and no one really noticed? Well, that’s pretty much what happened over a month ago. I’ve been waiting for the posts that detail how much you can get from the tool and the different types of analysis you can perform.

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Don’t Try to Sell a Celebrity Their Domain Name on Twitter

Bill Hartzer

Would you be interested in buying [link] and [link] ? I can provide proof of ownership. deadmau5. — ToodyNoodlez (@McQuakenbake) September 19, 2014.

Are You Measuring Your Social Media Efforts?


Businesses that have jumped on the social media train will do well to make sure that they monitor their social media efforts.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Understanding B2B Online Reviews


Obtaining online reviews as a B2B industry or organization is not quite as easy or common as it is for your typical B2C business. Especially for those businesses who engage their audience or consumers through social media, online reviews can be fairly easy to acquire.

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Advanced Link Training Seminar – Tonight Sept 25 in Dallas

Bill Hartzer

Tonight is the night! This evening, at the Globe Runner offices in Addison, Texas (North Dallas area), we’re holding our first-ever advanced link training seminar.

Is Your Local Business Doing These Three Things on Twitter?


You tweet regularly and are beginning to build a following for your local business. You’re ready to take it to the next level and truly grow your presence on Twitter and harness the social aspect of social media for your advantage. So how do you do it? Engage with Your Followers.

Association Social Media: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)


3 Rules for Success from the Top 10 Marketers of 2014

Convince & Convert

As the amount of content produced online continues to grow at a rapid speed, content marketers are finding it harder and harder to stand out in an ocean of material that is all deemed to be valuable.

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 Use Natural Keywords In Your Blog

Small Business Mavericks

When someone tells me to “just act naturally”, it makes me feel self-conscious and awkward. Suddenly, I’m aware of all the things I might be doing wrong, and I’m more apt to make mistakes simply because I’m trying too hard not to. Telling someone to use natural keywords in their blog can have the same effect because suddenly you become overly aware of just how stilted your writing is.

5 Tips for Selecting the Right Employees


As a business owner, you make a lot of decisions every day. However, few decisions are as important as choosing which employees to hire. The employees you select will likely make or break your business.

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How to Build a Company Culture That Works


Jamie Notter and I have developed a set of workshops through our new consulting firm, Culture That Works , to help our clients with their culture change issues.

How to Cross the Visual Content Canyon

Convince & Convert

Remember when Big Data was a problem? Though its origins are somewhat murky , the phrase “Big Data” gained mainstream popularity as shorthand for a set of problems unique to extracting value from massive, complex data sets.

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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.

How to Run a Twitter Contest that Succeeds & Finds More Twitter Followers


Knowing how to run a contest on Twitter can be the difference between you successfully finding more Twitter followers, and you finding a new way to giveaway money for nothing.


Writtent Blog

Ranking in the top results of search engines, especially Google , is critical when trying to run a successful business.

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Association Social Media: American Society of Civil Engineers


5 Tips to Power Your Real-Time Marketing Efforts

Convince & Convert

At this year’s INBOUND and FutureM conference in Boston, Ekaterina Walter of Sprinklr delivered a real-time marketing talk that was one of the more buzzed about presentations.

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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.

LinkedIn Profile Tips for Those Who Want to be Professionals


There are a number of social media mistakes that you can make on the other, more ‘social’ and informal platforms. LinkedIn mistakes are a bit more subtle as anyone can tell you that it requires a bit more of a refined approach. This is business social, not Facebook social.

18 Things About Facebook Rankings To Remember

Small Business Mavericks

Once upon a time, a business could utilize the organic reach of their Facebook Page posts and show up on the news feeds of interested followers. Now, not so much. Chris Crum has put together Everything Facebook Has Said Over The Past Year About News Feed Ranking on WebProNews. He has 18 points from their series of “News Feed FYI” announcements since August of 2013. Here they are: Facebook only highlights “major” updates — August 2013.

9 Data-Driven Blog Writing Tips

Writtent Blog

Did you know that only 20% of today’s chief marketing officers believe their staff are ROI-driven? It’s a sad statistic that reveals some pretty depressing truths.

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How to Successfully Submit Your Article to Wikipedia

Convince & Convert

Lots of brands would love to have Wikipedia articles. If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume you already know why having one can be beneficial for yours.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Bill Hartzer – Weekly Update for September 21, 2014

Bill Hartzer

Less than 10 links to your site? You could still get a Manual Penalty in Google Webmaster Tools. Google Knowledge Graph and How to Get In–and a report on the results of my.Com vs. gTLD Domain Name tests. This past week, there are really two interesting new developments and posts worth noting. One involves Google Webmaster Tools and manual penalties because of bad links to your site. Turns out that I have a client that has a website with less than 10 links.

9 Things About PPC You Should Know

Small Business Mavericks

A lot of opinions get expressed about the value of PPC and whether it’s a good investment for your business. When an online marketing expert like Neil Patel asks “ Is Paid Search Ineffective for Online Marketing? ” in his recent Entrepreneur article, I know that his opinion is worth listening to. He looks at both sides of the question, and like he says, “This article could go viral if I started off with a “HECK, YES!”

Be inspired! 12 snappy blog and headline ideas that get readers to CLICK

Absolute PA

Ever have trouble coming up with blog post ideas and headlines that actually tempt people to click and read? A snappy headline is the very first step to getting visitors to your website to read your carefully crafts words. It works the same way as headlines in magazines.

Social Media is Not Your Problem

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments It doesn’t matter what department you’re in. You’re the company. unmarketing Tweet This. Turning Tables. “Unselling is not about not selling.” ” That’s a lot of negatives in one sentence.

5 Unique Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic


This is a guest contribution from SEO expert Zach Radford. Today, you don’t gain blog traffic by paying for backlinks or by swapping them like the old days. Instead, you need to focus on creating quality content that is beneficial to your visitors. We know that. But how do you do it?

What Are You Optimizing? Keywords vs Topics

Small Business Mavericks

“Searchmetrics recently launched their yearly Ranking Factors Study that bases numbers on rank correlation and averages of top 10 SEO rankings, and this year’s analysis shows that content on top-performing sites is much more holistic and less keyword-focused.” ” This is the opening statement of Marcus Tober’s excellent article on the Moz blog looking at Searchmetrics Ranking Factors 2014: Why Quality Content Focuses on Topics, not Keywords.

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How Social Media is Affecting the News

Proactive Report

A new report from Pew shows that while the news industry has lost more than a third of its newsroom jobs in traditional media, there are now more than 5000 jobs in digital news. 3,000 of these positions are at 30 big digital-only news outlets.

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If your employees suck quit blaming social media

Convince & Convert

Maybe when we’re looking into issues in social media, when we’re doing social listening, maybe we’re missing the most important factors.