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Follow Friday Challenge, Week 1 #FFwk1

Taylor Marek

I will be giving away one spot every week on Friday in conjunction with the “Follow Friday&# meme brought about through Twitter. You are allowed one blog comment entry and one twitter entry at maximum.

Slack: A Communication Tool Every Team Should Use

Spin Sucks

You have everything in one place, instantly searchable. All Communication in One Spot? Slack puts everything in one spot—and it has open APIs to most of the tools we use. Everything in one spot. By Gini Dietrich. Alright boys and girls.

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The Context of Images and Text

Mindjumpers

As this infographic from One Spot explains, images are processed 60 times faster than words by the human brain. “People don’t read anymore. It’s a fact!” Oh, how many times this has been uttered in the digital sphere, with complete disregard for context. People read!

Use Media Relations to Get on the First Page of Google

Spin Sucks

By Gini Dietrich Last week I wrote a blog post about how to use an editorial calendar to create lots of content ideas from one topic. You could have one epic piece of content that gives you expertise on that topic—in the eyes of Google—or you could create 200 pieces.

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The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Pricing: five levels from $199 to $599 per month, plus one-time setup fee of $999 to $2,999. Sample review: “Nimble…merges the feeds from each (major social network) into one centralized inbox. It keeps track of all your contacts, leads, and tasks in one spot.

Seven Must Read PR Blogs

Spin Sucks

On the seventh day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you…seven PR blogs, six must-watch PR webinars , five PR books , four PR podcasts , three productivity tools , two Spin Sucks Crazy secrets , and the one PR tool you need for 2016. You won’t regret subscribing to this one.

Google News Lab, Algorithms, and Content Creation

Spin Sucks

All of your favorite tools are now in one spot…and they come with tutorials on how to use them in your storytelling. By Gini Dietrich.

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Gin and Topics: Ellen’s Never-Ending Scares

Spin Sucks

I said she has to send me five videos in one week and they have to all pass my filter.so I hope I don’t create too high of an expectation, but the video in the number one spot made me laugh (out loud) so hard that I had to use my Albuterol. By Gini Dietrich.

10 Additional Ideas to Generate Comments and Shares

Spin Sucks

Mostly, I love writing one every now and then. Michelle publishes her interviews in one spot so they’re easily found. This is one that Marcus Sheridan pounds home on his blog and when he speaks. A tip of the hat to Adam Toporek and Kaarina Dillabough for this one!

LinkedIn Profiles Can Be Very Boring

Myrland Marketing

We get to kill at least two birds with one stone by doing this, right? Simply choose the one that is perfect for what you are uploading, and click Save. Let’s face it.

Eight Social Media Trends for 2012

Spin Sucks

This is kind of selfish one on my part (because I have a book coming out about it), but integration is going to be crucial next year. I think it’s super green and I love that I have them all in one spot. Welcome back to the real world!

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Why Sustainable Competitive Advantage is so 1990

Buzz Marketing for Technology

When Apple – just to take a common example – goes from making computers to making music players, but that’s an investment in one of these new platforms. Things like making sure that leaders don’t get too calcified in any one role or any one spot.

Five Tips for Taking an Unplugged Vacation

Spin Sucks

There was no service except in one spot in the middle of the camp, where everyone could see you on your phone. As it turned out, there was only one thing that was kind of important, but it wouldn’t have been the end of the world had it waited until Thursday, when I got home.

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Eight Digital Marketing Trends

Spin Sucks

One more day of vacation! Of particular interest is the second one, seeing as I just blogged more about it last week. This is kind of selfish one on my part (because I have a book coming out about it), but integration is going to be crucial next year.

Book Review: The Power of Unpopular

Spin Sucks

Each chapter in the book ends with a case study, and not the typical ones, that show you how unpopular brands (cough, Harry Potter , cough) eventually made it because their founders were comfortable with being told no and just kept at it. I was not popular in high school.

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How to Increase Site Speed and Improve Your SEO Ranking

ProBlogger

The closer to number one your site lands, the more people who will see it and visit your page. The big question is: how do you get your site ranked closer to the number one spot? One of the most important factors, and one of the easiest to fix, is your site speed.

What Wikipedia’s Google Ranking Means for Your Business

Convince & Convert

Here a clearer story emerged: Wikipedia lost nearly 12 percent of its number one ranking positions. That level of drop from the number one spot could easily account for a material drop in traffic. percent of the SERP pages had at least one Wikipedia URL in it.

Death of Bin Laden Spreads Rapidly through Social Media

Spin Sucks

And tools, such as Storify , have aggregated the information into one spot for you to quickly scan and review what’s most interesting. With the news last night of Osama Bin Laden being killed, I’m not sure anything PR or marketing related today is appropriate.

The Trouble with PR Links

Spin Sucks

You need a high quality site that truly deserves the number one spot, not just the site with the most inbound links with targeted anchor text. Today’s guest post is written by John-Henry Scherck.

Gin and Topics: Crazy Football Fans and Awkward Pregnancy Photos

Spin Sucks

It’s one thing to lose a game. My favorite is not in the number one spot. Two Hamsters, One Wheel. This seriously is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. I believe fall has arrived!

50+ Social Media Comics And Cartoons For Use Your Presentations

SocMed Sean

I have been publishing my social media cartoons and comics for a while now and I often get emails or tweets asking whether someone can use one of my comics in their book or presentation. So, with that clarified, here are 25 of my social media comics all in one spot.

How Rich Answers Provide a New Approach to SEO

Convince & Convert

You can also spot some ellipses in the answer, indicating that the complete answer isn’t quite there, and that the user will have to click through to the site to get the rest of the answer. Some include additional data in the right sidebar, as the one above did, and others don’t.

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88 Expert Content Marketing Posts Worth Another Read

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing has many uses, but one you may never have explored is its use as a networking tool. Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to breathe life into your brand. 78% of the most effective B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago.

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The 11 Most Read Blog Posts of 2014 (and a Bonus!)

Spin Sucks

Jess Ostroff takes the number one spot with her look at social media addiction. But maybe my favorite one is Pepsi dressing up like Coke for Halloween. Andy Crestodina slides into the number three spot! The One-Page Quarterly Plan Template. By Lindsay Bell.

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#FollowFriday: Lisa Gerber

Spin Sucks

But Lisa lives in Idaho and I live in Chicago and, while technology makes the divide not so great, I knew how important it is to have a start-up team in one spot while we launch, and get through the first year of, Spin Sucks Pro. This is not my typical #FollowFriday.

Perfecting Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 10 Social Media Best Practices

SocialFish

For example: Every $25 donation will rehome one displaced lemur. One of the unique features of peer-to-peer fundraising is its ability to foster friendly competition among your supporters. Your supporters may compete for the number one spot and push each other to raise more.

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Web Presence Optimization Software Review: gShift Labs

Webbiquity SMM

Yes, you could do this from Google Analytics (GA) as well (in fact, gShift pulls a fair amount of its reporting data from GA) but gShift presents it all in one spot, attractively graphed out. number of mentions and retweets), LinkedIn and YouTube all into one spot.

Can Flickr Catch Instagram?

Geoff Livingston

In fact, Flickr is now ranked just one spot behind rival photo network Instagram. redesigned the site to give it a modern feel, added new apps, gave photographers a massive amount of free space (one terabyte), and continues to evolve its feature set.

Dr. Houzz Reveals a Widget-Flawed Google Algorithm

Viper Chill

About a month after my blog post, Godaddy dropped back to page two for all of the terms they were ranking number one for. A few weeks ago one of my eagle-eyed readers in the home improvement niche showed me some rankings for a website named Houzz.

11 Reasons to Focus on Quality Content

Writtent Blog

They can tell a spammy site or page from a qualitative one, and they are quick to hit the back button on their browsers if your copywriting even looks like it might not deliver. But these methods usually have one thing in common when effective: the ability to persuade. Image source.

How to Get a Footer Link from SoundCloud.com (And Why I’m Continuing with “Dark SEO”)

Viper Chill

In fact, after just one year of running this website I had the opportunity to get a link from Matt Cutts, Google’s head of web spam. Shopify are of course one of the biggest (if not the biggest) brand online when it comes to building your own eCommerce store.

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46 Travel Tools to Optimize Your Next Vacation

Convince & Convert

While there are literally thousands of online tools and apps to help you plan the perfect retreat, here’s my top 46 list I hope will make your travel season one that’s effortless, fun and filled with great memories. Tripit - Keep all of your travel plans in one spot.

Gin and Topics: Chicken Pox Lollipops, Steve Jobs, and More!

Spin Sucks

But nothing compares to the video you’re going to see in the number one spot of today’s Gin and Topics. Love him or hate him, no one can argue Malcolm Gladwell is a brilliant writer. This is one of those WTH stories.

72 Hours Only: How to Become a Podcast Millionaire

Viper Chill

With over 1,000 5-star reviews in iTunes he has managed to position himself as an expert in one of the most profitable industries online. After just one month of the podcast launching he had hit the number one spot in iTunes in eight different countries.

7 Mind-Numbingly Easy Marketing Changes You Probably Haven’t Made Yet

Convince & Convert

The truly surprising thing about signup forms is that there is no one spot on your site that will account for most of the signups. The one place you can put a signup form that might irritate some visitors is in a pop-up. One of my favorites?

Attend the ProBlogger Training Event From the Comfort of Your Home with Our Virtual Ticket

ProBlogger

While it’s amazing to see so many bloggers in the one spot, every year that we’ve run the event we are very aware that there are thousands more ProBlogger readers who wish they could be there – but who for one reason or another can’t get along to the live event.

Credit Cards and Social Media: Failures

Ari Herzog

Jeff Bullas has a list of what he considers to be the top 10 Facebook campaigns and gives Kohl’s the number one spot. Because as is the case with most store credit cards , the main incentive for getting one is usually just the coupons.

Is Publishing a Kick-ass eBook for Kindle One of Your Goals for 2012?

Debbie Weil

And there's one spot left to pre-register for the next Beta Author Boost , starting in March 2012. Click here for all the details and to lock in your spot now We're betting it is.

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50 Weirdest Websites That Rock the Web

Writtent Blog

Clicking on search results can sometimes seem like a game of Minesweeper , and a very traumatizing one, at that. In no particular order – each one of these is champions of their own kind. This one in particular requires a “R.I.P. Especially the one with the guy with no pants.

How to Steal the Next Billion Dollar Website Idea: A Case Study

Viper Chill

2008 was also the year that IndieGogo became one of the first ‘crowdfunding’ websites. Acquisitions can be one way to speed up this growth and excite new investors with their potential. One app that recently caught my eye is called GasBuddy.