Sat.Oct 19, 2013 - Fri.Oct 25, 2013

You star in this Google ad

Sherrilynne Starkie

Ever consider a career in advertising? You might be unwittingly embarking on one right now thanks to Google. Recently the search company announced a change to its terms of service that will see the name and photographs of some users in advertising.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] 5 Reasons To Teach Your Kid To Code


I can’t wait to get both my kids into programming. Have you signed your kids up to some cool stuff online (or IRL)? Anyone using CodeAcademy with their kids? Any advice much appreciated. by NowSourcing.

Pinterest Tips for Non-Visual Businesses


Guest post by Geoffrey Larson who is a social media and marketing coordinator in the hospitality industry. He enjoys the creative side to his job and draws inspiration from his two daughters.

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Never Underestimate The Power Of Twitter


I mean, I knew Twitter was powerful. But until recently, I had no idea how powerful less than 140 characters could be.

Social Media Automation 101

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

[Sponsored] Buffalo Wild Wings Takes Finger Football Mobile And Social

SocMed Sean

Disclosure: Buffalo Wild Wings did compensate me to write this post in the form of a gift card. The gift card was used to purchase meals for my family while we tried out the new mobile app. The opinions in this post are mine and do not represent those of Buffalo Wild Wings.

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Interpreting Facebook Page Insights: Reach vs. Engagement


Facebook is one of the most widely used and most popular social platforms (with an estimated 1.15 billion users) providing the opportunity to reach and engage with highly targeted potential customers in an intimate, exceptional one-on-one way.

How to Lose a Follower in 3 Days


I hear a lot of people asking the question, ”What is the best way to gain a lot of followers?” and usually that question is followed by, “How can I then market to said followers, and make them spend money on my products?”. But hold on people!

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Success with the Google News Standout Tag: A 90-Day Study

Adam Sherk

Which news organizations are having the most success with the Google News standout tag? I monitored “Featured” articles in Google News for 90 days to find out.

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You Haven’t Missed the Boat (Yet)


I spent a little time over the last few weeks outside of my usual bubble, and here’s something that surprised me: Much of the world still has not figured out social media. Really. They are wondering why someone would use Twitter (“Why do I care what they had for lunch?!”). ”).

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.

Google Now Showing Bing Search Results in Google Organic Search Results

Bill Hartzer

Google’s search results keep getting better and better, no matter what type of algorithm changes they make. Yes, I’m joking. Google’s organic, natural search results are so good now they’re actually indexing and ranking Bing search results in the Google search results.

Building An Editorial Calendar For Your Blog


Without content a blog can not exist. But without consistency, your readership will never grow. By creating an editorial calendar, it can help organize your stream of thoughts and ideas while turning blogging into a regular habit. Start with your core values and strengths.

Can CMOs Master The Customer Experience For Hispanic Shoppers?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Behavioral Targeting Communities Mobile Personalization Testing Web Design.

Six social media tactical articles you need to read


Just a few links I’ve been saving for you recently. In no particular order: Social Media Demographics: The Surprising Identity Of Each Major Social Network (Business Insider). The latest demographic info for each of the major social sites. Mobile Strategy for Small Businesses (Moz Blog).

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.

Tips for Branding a Company Pinterest Page

The Social Media Incubator

It seems to be that more and more businesses are adding Pinterest to their online marketing strategy. If that’s the case for your business, make sure you aren’t creating a Pinterest business account just for the sake of having one.

Beer, Technology, And Social Media Are Bringing People Together


On Wednesday evening, some of the Firebelly staff attended an event for our client SteadyServ. This open house allowed the community to see what we have been helping them work on for the past few months.

7 Ways the Speaking Business and Music Business are the Same Business

Convince & Convert

Image courtesy of In addition to my work as a social media and content marketing consultant working with the great team here at Convince & Convert , I’m a professional speaker.

Healthcare and mobile technology


Check out ICF new infographic based on our research at the intersection of healthcare and mobile technology. Well… it’s more than an infographic. It’s also a set of guiding principles for healthcare companies who need to engage consumers and members in a mobile context.

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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.

App Of The Week: HootSuite

The Social Media Incubator

You may have heard of this week’s App of the Week. It’s a very popular social media organizer for both businesses and individuals. HootSuite allows you to manage all of your social networks in one place.

Social TV: 5 Must-Reads


Many social networks are making a foray into social TV. Read all about their efforts in these five must-reads. Social TV Ads (Sort of) Come to Facebook.

3 Strategies to Make Big Content Work for Your Brand

Convince & Convert

“Big Content”, also known as content that requires significant time and resources, is all the rage today. But how do you turn these ebooks, whitepapers, videos, webinars, Slideshares, etc., from fun, long-term content creations to powerful projects that really drive business?

Six social media tactical articles you need to read


Just a few links I’ve been saving for you recently. In no particular order: Social Media Demographics: The Surprising Identity Of Each Major Social Network (Business Insider). The latest demographic info for each of the major social sites. Mobile Strategy for Small Businesses (Moz Blog).

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Content is King for Social Media Success

The Social Media Incubator

Content Marketing: a buzzword that’s been around for awhile in Online Marketing circles is making it’s way to broader marketing discussions–and this is a very good thing. Until the last couple of years as Google and other search engines changed their algorithms with updates like the “Panda” update, you rarely heard the term “content marketing.”

Google Updates Search Results, Removes Bing from Search Results

Bill Hartzer

On Saturday, I wrote a post about Google that showed that a search results page was showing up in the search results for a search query on Google. Not exactly the quality search results you would expect from Google.

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Volkswagen UK Caters to Dog Lovers with New #woofwagen Campaign

Convince & Convert

Following the trend of integrating social media with traditional ads , Volkswagen UK has introduced a new advertising campaign targeted at dog lovers. The campaign, which premiered during the UK’s X Factor on October 19, leverages a variety of cute dogs to showcase the company’s breadth of vehicles.

How many social media profiles do you need, exactly?

Absolute PA

Do you ever wonder if you should have 1, 2, 3 or MORE social media accounts to represent your different projects online? I was asked this by a filmmaker this week during a Burst Of Brilliance session.

Pin This For @JuliaCSocial

Ari Herzog

Slide 26 of Julia Campbell’s presentation on getting ahead with social media indicates bloggers should use “Pin It” buttons to help out readers who enjoy sharing on Pinterest.

35 Simple Blog Topics For You To Choose From

Writtent Blog

Picture this: You are surrounded by numerous cups of coffee, staring at a blank Word document on the computer screen, where you have been stuck from the get go. Being overwhelmed by the intention to create a stellar piece of content, you cannot narrow it down to just one topic.

Is Facebook All Wrong About Our Sharing Psychology

Convince & Convert

In this edition of The Baer Facts, I am indeed wearing an Evel Knieval robe, and I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about SnapChat stories , the new wrinkle from SnapChat that enables users to compile a daily stack of short clips.

Thank You Wayne Hurlbert

Diva Marketing Blog

My mind is still a jumble of thoughts. My heart wounded and broken. I''ve written this post a dozen times in my head but nothing seemed quite right. So, I decided to go in a direction that he would have liked.

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