Sat.Dec 03, 2011 - Fri.Dec 09, 2011

New Infographic: Associations Going Mobile


I’m doing a session all about mobile with Jeff De Cagna and Paul Gannon at the ASAE Technology Conference on Wednesday morning. Mobile is something Maddie and I think and talk about a lot.

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Alan K’necht: Über Thinker & SEO Brainiac: An Interview


Social analytics, the role of social in the future of SEO, and his favorite city – Auckland. Our visualization of the candid, cerebral, caffeinated Alan K'necht. I’m thrilled to bring you this interview with Alan K’necht! Alan and I hung out in San Francisco recently.

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How To Market Your Business With A Blog

Small Business Mavericks

Everywhere you turn, you can hear someone talking about a blog. Whether they are writing a blog or they are reading a blog, one thing is for sure. Blogs are wildly popular. And one more thing is certain – social networking is the most popular thing on the Internet. You might as well jump on the bandwagon and market your business this way. Blogs are like websites, but you have social interaction with your viewers. Many blog sites are free and easy to use, too.

Understanding Viral Content Marketing [Infographic]


Tweet On our blog, we have several times written about how to create a viral success. Through a guest blog post called “ Tips for Viral Marketing Success: Channels, Stories and People ”, our posts “ Viral Campaigns: Do’s & Dont’s ” and How to Create Viral Success: Top 10 Viral Campaigns.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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[Infographic] Facebook Is NOT The Largest Online Social Network, Email Still Rules!

SocMed Sean

Contrary to popular belief, Facebook is NOT the largest social network on the planet. That honor still goes to email. Think about it, your email contacts are like your Facebook friends, LinkedIn contacts, and Twitter followers all rolled into one.

Infographic: The psychology of social commerce

Gemma Went

Now this is a nice infographic that looks at the psychology of social commerce (or in other words, it looks at our behaviour and what drive us to purchase online). I can certainly relate to this and rely on reviews and recommendations of my peers for most purchases. In fact I rarely search for anything … Read more. Infographics Marketing Social Commerce infographics social commerce

4 Radio Apps for the iPhone


There are so many wonderful radio apps out there to choose from for your iPhone. With the endless choices causing you such needless confusion and wasted time trying to decide, it is truly a wise decision that you have made to consult this consolidated and concise list.

How To Make The Best Use of LinkedIn Groups


Tweet We have recently been writing about how to make the best use of LinkedIn for your brand. So far, we have written about LinkedIn pages and Recruitment Solutions , which are the direct ways of marketing your brand.

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.

You Suck! So I Unfollowed You On Twitter!

SocMed Sean

Maybe you should be more interesting! Let’s get something straight. For those of us who take social media seriously, it’s not a game. It’s not about numbers, it’s not about volume, and it’s not about tweeting every little thing we’re doing all day long. In fact, for me I make my living from social media and I take it very seriously. So, to be brutally honest, I don’t care how many followers you have. I don’t care about how many tweets you have.

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Add a Local Element to Your SEO Links

Small Business Mavericks

As I’ve written before, having a successful SEO strategy involves a number of elements, with getting your content out there being foremost among them. But having links is still an important part of the larger strategy. Recently, I’ve written about the importance of making your links diversified and able to fit naturally into a body of text. I’d like to now try to complement that advice with another important link consideration: locality.

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Principles of Social Business


Olivier Blanchard needs no introduction here. Flip through this excellent slide deck. Principles of a Social Business Intro 7DEE. View more presentations from Olivier Blanchard. Social CRM and ROI The Social Organization

How to Find and Ban Members in Facebook Groups

Almost Savvy

Seemingly stealth group members. You know they're there, but you can't find them. Today’s post is written specifically for those responsible for managing a Group on Facebook.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

The Truth About Facebook and Grades


A recent study on 1,839 college undergrads provides some interesting insights between Facebook use and grades. Infographic created by Provided to idaconcpts by Greg Voakes. Via:

10 Words And Phrases Social Media Pros Should Help Their Clients Understand

SocMed Sean

Case Study: How Campbell Makes Up to $10K/m in the Forex Niche

Viper Chill

When I was working in a clothes shop, dreaming of making a living from the internet, I remember one thing that really kept me motivated was reading success stories from other people. Just knowing that someone, somewhere was doing exactly what I wanted to do was enough to keep me putting in the hours.

The Worst Reason to Hire a PR Pro

Waxing UnLyrical

Recently, I received an email from someone asking if I would be interested in providing PR services for a fundraising campaign he is embarking on.

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 Set Up a Google+ Page


In this article I am going to talk about the ins and outs of setting up a brand page on Google +, the web’s newest social network. A brand page on Google + is basically the equivalent of a fan page on Facebook and I highly recommend it for all of you budding marketeers.

Book Review And Giveaway: The Real Truth About Social Media

Josh S Peters

The real truth that “cuts through the bull shiitake of social media…” huh? We’ll see about that. When I first heard about this book I thought “oh great… another.” ” Though after a quick read I changed my tone.

Get Traffic And Retain Them On Google+ For Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Google+ is one more feather in your cap on the Social Media front. The question is how should you get more Traffic to your Google+ Page? Also what should you do so that they do not 'Un-friend' you. Here are a couple of points that you might want to work towards so that your Google+ Pages have a good Traffic flow which you can retain as well: Remember to update your Profile Page. Have an appropriate image and proper Bio-Data. Use Keywords wisely and sparingly. Have Content that matters.

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What “Saved by the Bell” Teaches us About Influence and Ambassadors

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Justin Goldsborough. Remember that Johnny Dakota “Saved by the Bell” episode? You know, the one that taught us “There’s no hope with dope.”. Thanks, NBC.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

You Are The Company That You Keep

Twist Image

It's a question of scruples: is what you do off of the company's time any of the company's business? It's hard to answer "yes" to that question. We're entitled to do (and be) whoever we want on our own time so long as when we're on the job, we're doing everything we can to meet or exceed the requirements and expectations of our employers. The problem is that many of our lives are no longer all that private at all.

Can Oracle Be More Boring?

Ari Herzog

Oracle Corporation is launching a new social network — called the Oracle Public Cloud — geared to business departments to share and collaborate. It’s scheduled to arrive in 2012. But can they create a more boring video? By contrast, Google Inc.

The 6 Stages of Exposing Yourself with Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

In just 10 years we’ve moved from laggards pondering whether they even wanted a website, to a circumstance where “content marketing” and “corporate storytelling” are garnering serious budgetary resources. But have we let the pendulum swing too far?

Search Engine Optimization Tip: Include Keywords in URLs

Bill Hartzer

Your keywords are a great tool to reach potential customers, so make them a priority. However, you should do more than just have those keywords in your tags and your text. They should also be found in your URLs. This is a logical step to really get more overall benefits from your SEO efforts.

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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.

Is Your Flinch Response Holding You Back?

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Does your flinch response still protect you? Tony Blauer is a a world-class close-quarters combatives instructor who now spends his days training law enforcement, military and civilians in his personal defense system ( Blauer Tactical Systems ) based in San Diego. I had the pleasure and honor of not only training with him for over a decade, but in also being one his coaches and friends.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Wonderful World


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.

Reflections on Dell’s Social Media Facility

Geoff Livingston

Dell continues to be one of the most innovative companies out there in social media. Yesterday, on the one year anniversary of its Social Media Listening & Command Center , Jason Falls and I toured the computer giant’s headquarters.

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Search Engine Optimization: Anchor Text and Internal Links

Bill Hartzer

When it comes to search engine optimization and optimizing your web site, the anchor text of your internal links, anchor text of those links are important. Let’s take a look further and discuss more about internal anchor text links.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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