Sat.Jul 02, 2011 - Fri.Jul 08, 2011

Google+ Tips and Tricks

Janet Fouts

This post is meant to be a getting started guide for those of us who got an invite and are now wondering how to use Google+. If you’re looking for an overview of Google+ check out Part 1 of this post: Google+ and World Domination. Start with your Google Profile.

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Will Media Outlets Keep Using Google+ Personal Accounts? Will Google Let Them?

Adam Sherk

Earlier this week Search Engine Land reported that Christian Oestlien, the Ads Lead for Google+, had posted a message asking businesses to hold off on using personal accounts to create business pages and that non-user profiles would be shut down.

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Trending Sources

Q & A With Michael Stelzner on the “Launch” of Social Media Examiner

Debbie Weil

I’ve known Michael Stelzner , the man behind the popular online magazine Social Media Examiner , for years.

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11 Things I Wish More People Knew About Me

Dave Fleet

If you didn’t already know, I’m a huge Amber Naslund fan. Her latest post, over at the Brass Tack Thinking blog, focuses on the things she wishes more people knew about her, and it got me thinking.

Social Media Automation 101

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

More Trending

Why do People Engage With Brands Socially (Infographic)


Tweet Most businesses design a Facebook page and a Twitter profile as a part of their social media strategy. But it is also a good idea to think what attracts people to your brand on these social media channels.

Google+ and World Domination

Janet Fouts

If you’re as into social media networks as I am you’d have to have your head in the sand to miss the launch of Google+ , a shiny new social network from Google. If you weren’t lucky enough to score an invite, here’s a demo to tease you.

Who Will Buy Your.Brand Domain

Ari Herzog

How many companies are willing to spend up to $200,000 to purchase their own domain? The historical fare,net, domains is not at stake here — but a new group of domains that are determined by each purchaser.

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Smartphone Apps: Smart Marketing Or Fad?

Small Business Mavericks

It seems that smartphone apps are making a big play. They are becoming more and more popular and present themselves as an awesome way for businesses on the go to take advantage of mobile marketing. But is it a fad or this trend here to stay? I certainly don’t think mobile marketing is going anywhere. It will only get better. And it seems that smartphones – iPhones and Androids – may stick around as well. But who can predict the future?

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 Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

Everyone’s all abuzz and atwitter about Plus, the new social network from a search engine company with which you might be familiar. I won’t break down all the features and how-tos and what-ifs, as other folks are better at that, including Jason Falls and Chris Brogan.

Smart Location-Based Marketing By Home Depot

Dave Fleet

Just saw this photo on my friend Ben Lucier’s Posterous site – hardware retailer Home Depot reserved a parking spot for him at his local store in the “Pro&# parking section. Because he was the mayor.

Interview with Social Media Influencer: Gianfranco Cuzziol

Social Media Citizens

Gianfranco heads up eCRM at EHS 4D where his remit is to create first class eCRM programmes leveraging data, direct and digital expertise.

Your Community's Network Is Important - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Social Media is a great platform for sharing information. It is a great platform when things go well and people share either what you want them to share or they share on their own a positive note about you / your Brand / your Business. There are various people sharing various matter. People automatically start to prefer a certain platform for a particular aspect. For instance: LinkedIn to show professional side while Facebook Profile Pages for friends and family.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

How To Start a Blog in 7 Days


This is a guest post by Tony Hue. Sorry, Darren Rowse. I just don’t have the commitment to build a better blog in 31 days. Nor do I have $20. In fact, I don’t think anyone needs 31 Days to Build a Better Blog.

Where is Your Audience?

Stay N' Alive

Google+ is all the rage right now. For those that can get in, it's all they can talk about on Google+. For those that can't get in, it's all they can talk about outside of Google+. Or so it seems - that's what the people I follow and pay attention are doing.

Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

Everyone’s all abuzz and atwitter about Plus, the new social network from a search engine company with which you might be familiar. I won’t break down all the features and how-tos and what-ifs, as other folks are better at that, including Jason Falls and Chris Brogan.

7 Reasons To Attend The Next AllFacebook Expo


Todd Tweedy, AF Expo moderator (l) and Stewart Quealy, Director of Content, Events/Conferences at (r). I had the benefit of experiencing this conference as an attendee and speaker. Here are 7 reasons why you should attend the next AllFacebook Expo : 1. Facebook focused education. Facebook has 750 million users and the real opportunity is to for people, and brands especially, to do more with Facebook and its apps.

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.

Why Best Buy and Hertz Fail

Ari Herzog

Good luck unsubscribing from email newsletters sent by Best Buy and Hertz. As the below video elaborates , when your email address (that receives the newsletters) is not recognized as a valid address, a failure occurs. Let this be a lesson to email marketing companies.

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Does it matter who follows you on Twitter or Facebook?

Akamai Marketing

Photo by Ken Lund, Creative Commons. Interesting question, isn’t it? Generally speaking, I’d say the answer is yes, but the REASONS you should care might surprise you. Here’s some different ways of looking at it: The care and feeding of followers and fans. I’m not a believer in checking my followers to see what they can do for me. My question is “what can I do for them&#. Ultimately, I think this attitude pays big dividends, but it is the long road and the high road.

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The Importance of H2 Headings


What are H2 headings? An H2 heading is plain text that lives between these HTML tags: <h2> and </h2> An H2 heading is the next prominent piece of text on a web page after H1.


Myrland Marketing

Follow @NancyMyrland Those who know me won’t be surprised that I’ve been poking around in Google+ since it launched last week. It has many layers, but I thought I’d share a few early observations with you. Google+ is an interesting site to be sure. I think it will definitely be very popular, but it has a [.]. Social Media Uncategorized Facebook Google Plus Google+ How-To Legal Marketing Consulting Marketing Overview Professional Services Consulting Skype Twitter

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

LinkedIn Is The #1 Social Network

Small Business Mavericks

A new report shows that LinkedIn – not Facebook and not Twitter – is the No. 1 social network. If you think about it, that makes a lot of sense. Facebook is still a personal space for a lot of people. It’s a place to connect with friends and family. And, yes, if you own a business, then you probably use it for that too. But there is, and there will always be, an element of personal in Facebook. Twitter, on the other hand, hasn’t caught on in the mainstream just yet.

On Independence

Waxing UnLyrical

Going through the grind. Earlier this year, I went through the process of getting my Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card.


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When do the best ideas strike? Do the most original ideas come to you when you're working around the clock, not eating properly and struggling to sleep or when you are bored. bored stiff? Why do the best ideas hit you while you're in the shower? I have a theory (and it's probably going to ruffle some feathers): Being bored is fantastic for creativity. Have you ever played with a young child and you suddenly run out of ways to keep them stimulated? What's next?

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Don’t tell Jelli there is no ROI in Social Media!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I had the pleasure of meeting the team from Jelli ( [link] ) a few weeks back. Jelli for those of you who don’t know it already is 100% user controlled radio so what Pandora is doing for music is what Jelli is doing for radio – totally crowdsourced.

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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.

Mapping Your Social Graph

Proactive Report

“A powerful global conversation has begun. Through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed. As a direct result, markets are getting smarter—and getting smarter faster than most companies.” The Cluetrain Manifesto.

SEO: social networks influence search rankings | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google+ : A Quick Snapshot


Tweet G oogle + is everywhere. With a lot of buzz, the project is launched in its Beta phase and everyone wants to try it out. It’s a social networking web of ideas and elements that’s set to change the way we work with Google.

A Google+ Stream of Babble

Waxing UnLyrical

Google+, I’m on the horns of a dilemma. I don’t love you, I don’t hate you. Do I even like you? You’re nicely-laid out. I like dragging and dropping people into circles. It’s interesting to know who’s added me.

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Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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