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Connecting Twitter to LinkedIn: Just Say No

Almost Savvy

I already know most of you will be in one of two camps. Some of you will immediately feel my pain and totally get what I’m talking about. Others will think I’m making much ado about nothing and ought to let go of my outdated idea of how and where content is best shared. That said, bring on the controversy. Let’s get ready to rumble! Sound a little melodramatic? Maybe.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. Of course, then, today is my birthday, but it’s a big one. Today, I turn 30. I started this “best posts&# idea five years ago and it’s grown huge. 2010 by far was the biggest year yet in the Internet Marketing realm. Enjoy! Social Media: General.

Deleting Your Spokeo Profile

Spin Sucks

Privacy, as we know it, is dead. A website called Spokeo now provides everything about you in one convenient little form. And when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING. The site claims to be “not your grandma’s phonebook&# and it provides photos, bios, email addresses, wealth, hobbies, and social networks about everyone who has a presence on the web (which is 99 percent of Americans). I logged on there, put my name in, and it came back with: My exact address, my age, that I’m married, and how much we paid for our house. And that’s just on the first page. Enter the code.

10 Social Media Lessons From Home Improvement

Dave Fleet

Tweet If we’re connected on Twitter or Facebook, you may have noticed me posting a lot about the renovations we’re currently conducting on our new house. In a brief moment of downtime, I started thinking about the social media lessons you can learn from the process of renovating a house. I came up with ten – let me know what you think of them in the comments: 1. Hub and spoke?

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Lather, Rinse, Repeat

Ari Herzog

For the better part of a year, a black REPLY button has existed underneath every comment. Scrolling through the archive it is clear that few people take advantage of clicking it and replying to others. It is also clear that when someone (me, a guest author, anyone) replies to your comment, you rarely return to add a follow-up comment. You may not be aware of the reply. But what if you only want to receive comments in reply to you, and not every future comment on the blog post? Enter another WordPress plugin called ReplyMe. Effective January 8, 2011, this is now installed. Make sense?

How to Get the Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every year, I spend hundreds, perhaps thousands of hours reading articles on Internet Marketing for my annual Best Internet Marketing Posts blog post. The effort to find these posts, read them thoroughly, identify whether they meet certain criteria, and categorize them takes an incredibly huge toll on me, but at the end of the day, I’ve been proud to provide regular content to my readers. Over the last five years, hundreds of URLs have been carefully collected and selected for inclusion in this post. The posts for the last five years are: Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010.

90 Tips to Make Your Blog Rock

Jeffbullas's Blog Internet Marketing Home Bio Speaking Grade your Site Marketing Resources Twitter Jeff’s YouTube Contact Congratulations: You have successfully subscribed! Sometimes we need to find that inspiration to write that next post or optimize the blog so that maybe one day you will be able to monetize your expertise and content and retire to the Bahamas. be authentic. s more.

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What To Remember In Social Media Marketing & PR


Tweet Now, when we talk about marketing & PR, we are not only talking about the traditional way to do it. Taken into consideration how much social media have affected the way we do business, the same is of course valid within these disciplines as well. What to do? This can be done by using Google Analytics and Google Alert , just to name a few, both of them being great tools for doing this.

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.

Why Blog Lurking is Not Bad

Ari Herzog

Denise Tanton loves lurkers. The BlogHer community manager, a self-confessed lurker, admires people who may be you who prefer to read and lurk than read and comment. In a comment about lurking, she writes : I know the word “lurk&# and thus being a “lurker&# sounds bad but really, it’s not bad at all. It’s good. I love lurkers! Lurk away! I understand. I lurk a lot too.

What We Really Think of Internet Marketing Gurus

Bill Hartzer

Imagine that you just lost your job and decided to start your own business. You have heard that you can make money online, at home, in your pajamas. So, you go on over to Google and search for “work from home opportunities&# or “make money online&#. What do you find? Probably something like this: All sorts of “work at home&# opportunities, from so-called “gurus&#.

Deconstructing Your Social Business Plan For 2011

Logic+Emotion About Me About You About My Employer Design Strategy Visual Thinking Speaking Slideshows Foursquare Posterous Twitter The Fine Print David Armano is SVP at Edelman Digital. This is my personal blog where I share thoughts + opinions that are solely my own. But before even doing that, you may want to think about how you've approached initiatives in the past. Sales? Customer Service?

Know About Social Bookmarking Sites - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

In the online world of Social Media we have the well known sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and so on. In this same world we have sites that enable you to share the various pages and blogs that may be of interest to you. These sites enable you to share links of pages / sites / blogs that you would like to recommend. Social Bookmarking sites are handy at two levels. One is, they are handy to share and spread the message / articles etc. At another level they enable better SEO [Search Engine Optimization]. There are various sites that enable Social Bookmarking.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

How to Successfully Network Online

Ari Herzog

The following is a feature article by Onibalusi Bamidele. This is also the debut of a weekly feature series to appear every Friday. If you’d like to contribute an article, learn the process here. No matter what you do online, your network is your most important asset. Most bloggers, writers and others who have a part to play online believe that some other thing like their blog, mailing list etc. is their most important online asset. Your network is your most important asset because your status doesn’t matter. Your network will play a large role in your success. Understand the Truth.

The Biggest Trend in 2011? Our Continued Laziness.

Direct Marketing Observations

Why do you think YouTube is the #2 search engine in thw world? Did you know that it was? Some of you might not know but are you surprised by that statement? Did you know that as of March 2010, 24 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute? Here’s some perspective for you. Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance video has been viewed over 328 million times since it’s release. Who knew?

Mix of Social Media Trends 2011

Digital Influence Mapping Project Home About John Speaking & Events Papers Contact Archives Links Useful Tools December 28, 2010 My Mix of Social Media Trends 2011 It's trendy to write a "trends" post at the end of the year. Which doesn't make it wrong. 2011 will be a big year for brands who have gotten serious in social media. use at their companies." agree and disagree.

Content Sharing Trends in 2010 [Infographic]


The link sharing service AddThis , which announced last month that it’s now tracking the interests of more than 1 billion people across the Web , has created an infographic that breaks down the most popular destinations for content shared through its widget. Sites that utilize AddThis enable readers to send pages of interest to friends through more than 300 different methods. So what’s the most popular way people share? Facebook. The runner-up? E-mail. And MySpace, though it’s in sharp decline (-27%), remains very popular. Infographic Social Media MySpace Sharing Twitter

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 Pink Panties Heralded India's Social Media Movement

Waxing UnLyrical

Move over, adult entertainment. It might border on redundant to mention that the social web has surpassed pornography as the most popular activity on the Internet. In the Indian context, the web has begun to move beyond a media genre

The Importance of Logos

Social Media Marketing

The guys at I Design Your Logo ( @idesignyourlogo ) contacted me with an idea. They decided they'd like to highlight my site as part of their ongoing work - where they create a number of logos for sites and then let the community decide which they prefer. I've never really had a logo for my site before, so I gave them some feedback and they came up with designs. The response was swift and brutal.

#FollowFriday: Joey Strawn

Spin Sucks

It’s funny how this World Wide Web works (thanks Al Gore !). You meet people out here in various locations and they all begin to blur and you don’t remember a) how you met your new BFF or b) how you haven’t know them your entire life. That’s how it is with Joey Strawn. I’m pretty sure we first “met&# on Danny Brown’s blog through the comments. I disagree.

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Social Media Refresh Tip #1: Clean-Up Unused Apps

Almost Savvy

Remember how excited you were when you learned that you could connect your Flickr account to Facebook so that all of your photos could easily be uploaded and shared with your friends? Or, how intrigued you were with the idea of posting every single update to all of your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn friends simultaneously? Do you know what all those clicks were doing? Me neither. Anyone beat that?

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

How PR 2.0 Created the Social Media Bubble

Geoff Livingston

Image by John Petrick. The social media influence bubble finds its basis in measurement of inaccurate barometers. While one can use glittering generalities in defining influence — such as the ability “to cause desirable and measurable actions and outcomes&# — in reality, those desirable actions are vapid benchmarks. Specifically, PR 2.0 incarnation. Like PR 1.0′s Are PR 2.0

The Social Media Resolutions I Want You to Make

Social Media Strategery

Ugh – the phrase 2011 social media resolution s returns more than 12 million search results on Google and I find most of them totally insufferable. Let me guess – in 2011, you resolve to “blog more often,&# “double the number of Twitter followers you have,&# “stop spending so much time on Facebook,&# and “engage more with your customers/readers?&# Two years ago, I even did one of these posts myself. So why do I have such an aversion to these posts now? To start, most of them are cliche (blog more often!), totally ambiguous (engage more!), population.

Case Study: Wholesome Tummies Grows Via Facebook

Spin Sucks

This ran in the January issue of Franchise Times so it’s franchise-specific. But I think you’ll really appreciate the case study that comes from building a business through Facebook ads. Think you can’t have an ROI from Facebook? Think again. Wholesome Tummies , a franchise out of Florida, has used Facebook (and Facebook alone) to gain five new franchisees since February of 2009.

What Can We Learn from 7 Awesome Corporate Blogs?

KISSmetrics Home About KISSmetrics What Can You Learn from 7 Awesome Corporate Blogs? By Cameron Chapman on Oct 8, 2010 11 Comments Share Tweet Share A winning corporate blog can bring new traffic to your website and added attention to your company. According to one study, businesses that blog get an average of 55% more traffic on their websites than those who don’t. It’s that simple.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

3 Key Roles to Make Your Social Team Scalable

Convince & Convert

Tweet One of the continuous discussions and questions surfacing in the social media chatterbox is that of “ who owns social media? ” Is it marketing? Public relations (PR)? Customer service? The answer is. For the long-term, anyway. You’re not likely at the point yet where you have social media wired into everything. That’s perfectly okay, and it’s where a lot of organizations begin. The Players.

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Social Media Calls For Pro-Active And Re-Active Actions

Social Media Network Marketing

When on Social Media you need to have a plan of action. A plan that has directional steps for two paths: one which guides you on the road ahead and the other which helps out when you meet with hurdles on that road. What this goes to say is that you need a plan that is pro-active along with a plan that is re-active. Allow me to explain this: Just creating a Facebook Business / Fan Pages is not enough. You need a plan - which indicates on what is to be done. Developing a community is time consuming job. The community is to be nurtured and fed with information.

Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

How can you improve your blog’s position in search engines? Grow your audience? Effectively generate content contributions from subject matter experts in your organization? Produce more stylish and readable content? Find free, high-quality images to add visual appeal to your posts? Avoid common mistakes that can cost you traffic and goodwill? Blogging Guides, Tips and Techniques. by ClickZ.

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My 3 Words for 2011

Justin Levy

Over the past week I have been working on my goals for 2011. These goals include a mix of personal and professional challenges , including financial, fitness, blogging, and project goals. For each of these goals I have defined the steps to achieve that goal (e.g. to pay off a debt during 2011, I must make a specific payment each month) and then what the next action is to achieve that goal (e.g. set up an automatic payment so it is “set it and forget it&# ). Each of these goals are tangible and within reach but they will be challenging and will push me to stay focused on achieving them.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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