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...
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...
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...
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...
Social Media and Post-Purchase Referrals

Social Media and Post-Purchase Referrals

A part, but a severely overlooked one, of running a business is motivating your customers to brag about your products to their friends and connections. In the past, this task was accomplished only through word-of-mouth referrals. But with the help of social media,...
Google+ – Is it the Future of Search?

Google+ – Is it the Future of Search?

In the SEO community we have been fighting the effects of personalised search in Google, turning the function off so as not to cloud our results pages with links that are biased towards our browsing history and recommendations from our friends on social networks. So...
Facebook for Business: Setup and Usage Tips

Facebook for Business: Setup and Usage Tips

The new Facebook Timeline format for business includes a more visual on-page presence with the Cover Shot, more user data via Insights, and features, like the Apps Ribbon and Milestones that allow businesses to better share their story with Facebook’s millions...
Top Facebook Application Development Companies

Top Facebook Application Development Companies

Recently I have noticed some killer Facebook applications designed to give your Fan Page more flair. I thought I would feature some of the companies that built these applications, along with links to these custom applications that you can try out on your own Facebook...
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...
New Twitter Interface Revealed!

New Twitter Interface Revealed!

Some of you may have already noticed, but Twitter announced yesterday that they will be rolling out a new user interface.  They will be pushing the new interface to a select test group initially, and then to the entire community over the next few weeks.  This is one...
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...
Beyond Facebook: Diversifying Social Media

Beyond Facebook: Diversifying Social Media

Internet marketing is rapidly becoming the most powerful tool utilized by companies and individuals to bring attention to themselves and generate an income online. A wide variety of websites have come and gone in the past, due to public interest waning and the overuse...
Building an Impenetrable Brand

Building an Impenetrable Brand

A business’s heart is its brand. For most industries, it costs many times more to retain an existing customer than to acquire a new one. Customers need to be able to trust a company before they’ll part with their money. A strong brand is the single most...
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...
Karmin Music – Social Media Case Study

Karmin Music – Social Media Case Study

A few months, I happen to stumble across a HOT new music duo when I was wasting away my day on YouTube. The band “Karmin” are two up and coming artists that have been using YouTube to jump-start their music careers. Like thousands of other musicians, they...
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...
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 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...
Google+ Working for Your Business

Google+ Working for Your Business

As anyone can tell from Google’s stock on the trade market, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Google+ is a testament to the new technology in search engine features, which Google continues to improve upon. This awesome Google software enables social...