Moderating What Gets Hot on Social Networks

Moderating What Gets Hot on Social Networks

In light of the recent blog post on voting patterns and unexceptional content over at Sphinn which has drawn several desphinns and some heated debate in the story’s Sphinn page comments, I thought it would be a good time to touch on some issues when it comes to...
What Does Google+ Mean For My Blog?

What Does Google+ Mean For My Blog?

Google+ has been out for over a month now, and incorporating another social media site with your blog can be a daunting task if you are looking for solid results. Thankfully, Google has integrated the +1 feature, compared to the “like” on Facebook. But what benefit is...
Is Social Media Over-Saturated?

Is Social Media Over-Saturated?

Social media is an important part of our lives. Most of us rely on it to receive and relay all sorts of information. But lately it feels like there’s a bit of a social media bubble. Social Media: Tactic Not Strategy Social media is rapidly starting to reach...
Why I Auto Follow and DM on Twitter

Why I Auto Follow and DM on Twitter

In a follow-up to Mark’s post yesterday on whether to follow or not to follow on Twitter, and what criteria you use to determine whether to follow someone, I thought I would share the Twitter strategy I have been using for the past year. I do two things that...
Why You Need Dedicated Social Media Personnel

Why You Need Dedicated Social Media Personnel

If your company or business uses Social Media to advertise, market and brand your business you might already know how powerful and persuasive it can be.  Sites like FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and the rest (and boy are there a lot of them) can increase your...
Digg: Gaming the System

Digg: Gaming the System

I have been addicted to Digg for over three years…active for two… and in SEM for a little over one.  Each phase of my relationship with the site has yielded a different return.  I am just like every serious Digg user. I am a click-happy, instant-gratitude seeking...
How To Measure Social Media ROI

How To Measure Social Media ROI

Measure the ROI from a social media campaign, is much different than measuring a Pay-Per-Click or Banner Placement campaign.  The reason is because there are many qualitative factors and other moving pieces that are hard to measure.  Things like branding, company...
Making the Most Out of Facebook Fan Pages

Making the Most Out of Facebook Fan Pages

Since my last post, Making The Most Out of Google Places got such good feedback, I thought I would do a similar style post for Facebook Fan Pages.  Facebook Fan Pages if used correctly, can be a great way to drive traffic, generate leads and sales.  When Facebook...
Panda and the New Google

Panda and the New Google

Google is a great example of how powerful the Internet really is.  With more users than all the other search engines combined, and by a crazy wide margin, Google is a powerhouse the likes of which the business community hasn’t seen for a long while. No More...
Top 25 Social Media Keyword Search Tools

Top 25 Social Media Keyword Search Tools

Want to find out who is talking about what in your niche or industry? There are many search engines that allow you to search one or multiple sources of information to see real time results. Check out these popular (and free) blog, forum, and social media search...
Is Twitter a Stethoscope or Megaphone??

Is Twitter a Stethoscope or Megaphone??

I just don’t get Twitter!!! This is the catch cry I constantly hear from business owners almost every time I speak to them about social media interaction and marketing. And you know what?? This lack of understanding of how to use Twitter effectively doesn’t...
Why You Should Monitor Your Brand

Why You Should Monitor Your Brand

No matter who you are, you should be monitoring your brand. Your brand could be anything from your own name, your business or company name, your product, your blog, and so on. Brand monitoring isn’t just about reputation management issues – it’s...
Essential Twitter Searches for Your Business

Essential Twitter Searches for Your Business

When it comes to Twitter, there is a wealth of information that is at your fingertips, as most everything on Twitter is public record. For businesses, this can mean a wealth of market research, lead generation, and reputation monitoring can be done with the use of...
4 Ways to Get Noticed by an Industry Leader

4 Ways to Get Noticed by an Industry Leader

Whether or not you want to admit it, there has probably been some point in your life where you wanted to be noticed by someone who is top dog in a particular niche or industry like digital marketing. This could be for the development of your career, your blog, or even...
Top 10 Ways to Grow Your Twitter Following

Top 10 Ways to Grow Your Twitter Following

Individuals and businesses around the world are unleashing the power of social media as you read this.  While almost every social network adds value to the world in some way, some enjoy more exposure and popularity than others do. As we stand today, Twitter is...
3 Ways A Small Business Can Dominate Facebook

3 Ways A Small Business Can Dominate Facebook

Many small business owners have come to appreciate the benefits of Facebook for professional purposes in the last several years. But, for those who are just starting out, it can be frustrating trying to compete with some of the more established businesses. It’s a...
Using the Google Keyword Tool

Using the Google Keyword Tool

Using Google Keyword Tool Among other functions, the Google Adwords keyword tool plays a vital role in effective SEO. All know the role of SEO on internet and the benefits it brings. If you ever plan to optimize your web content, you will definitely come across this...
YouTube Introduces Video Edits

YouTube Introduces Video Edits

YouTube has introduced a new editing feature on Wednesday.  This allows users to edit their videos on the website. The user can edit the already uploaded videos and the videos will retain the same video IDs so that the counts and comments are not lost. All the links...
What is the Google+ Project? A Look Inside…

What is the Google+ Project? A Look Inside…

By now, almost everyone has heard about the new and exciting release of the Google+ Project, the latest product from Google.  I myself have only been using it for a few weeks, so I am still trying to get use to it and test out all of the features it has.  This is the...
Filter Your Following with Forumlists

Filter Your Following with Forumlists

While perusing the recent Twitter lists that I have been added to, I spotted several that were generated by @formulists. Intrigued, I Googled it and was led to an interesting service that automatically creates Twitter lists based on particular specifications. Basic...
Is SEO Dead or Alive?

Is SEO Dead or Alive?

Evolution of Search Engine Optimization Death to the Old SEO Methods There is a prevailing theme often heard in Internet Marketing that Search Engine Optimization, better known as SEO, is DEAD.  Any number of reasons can be attributed to this idea, and there are many...
So, what does the Groundswell mean?

So, what does the Groundswell mean?

I just finished reading “Groundswell: winning in a world transformed by social technologies” by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff. This is a must read for any internet marketer or company looking to implement Social Media Strategies. This book is jam packed with social...