Understanding Social Networking Demographics

Understanding Social Networking Demographics

Each Social media website develops its own community and its own demographic profile. With the ever changing world of social media, it can be hard to determine which social media community would be the most effective place to market your company. With one in four...
How Social A/B Testing Generates Traffic

How Social A/B Testing Generates Traffic

Marketers have long understood the benefits of ab testing content on their site to increase subscriptions, signups, and sales through small changes on elements of their site. In this increasingly interactive web, have you considered the placement of your social...
Traditional SEO to Social, What Matters?

Traditional SEO to Social, What Matters?

Have you ever wondered how Twitter links and updates play into search results? A recent study by Michael Stelzner on small business social media use reported, 88% of all marketers found social media helps get them increase exposure. But where is this exposure coming...
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...
OneUpWeb: A Kick Ass Facebook Fan Page

OneUpWeb: A Kick Ass Facebook Fan Page

A Facebook Fan Page is more than just a way for fans of your business to keep up with your status updates.  It has turned into your company’s secondary website that can be used as a traffic and lead generating machine.  Recently I came across the OneUpWeb...
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...
Pinterest Tips for Your Business

Pinterest Tips for Your Business

I started using Pinterest not long after it launched in 2010. Not too many people were using Pinterest at the time; the people I followed were mainly other bloggers, but only a few I actually knew in real life. Now, as more and more people join (Pinterest made TIME’s...
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...
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...
How SEO and Social Media Are Joining Forces

How SEO and Social Media Are Joining Forces

I have discussed with a number of people recently the debate about what is considered Search Engine Optimization and what is considered Social Media.  To tell you the truth, I feel like they are starting to blend together to become the ultimate marketing machine on...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
Gary Vaynerchuk, Social Media in Action

Gary Vaynerchuk, Social Media in Action

When it comes to social branding, there is none better than Gary Vaynerchuk.  Gary has build one of the largest followings on the web and he continues to gain new fans everyday.  For people that are not firmilar with Gary, he is a wine enthusiast…to say the...
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...
How to Use Twitter During Blog World Expo

How to Use Twitter During Blog World Expo

There will be a heavy amount of tweeting going on during this week’s Blog World Expo. Here are some ideas on ways you can use Twitter during this or any event, conference, or seminar. 1. The Event #Hashtag The most important thing to keep an eye on as well as...