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...
A Twitter Exercise to Get More Followers

A Twitter Exercise to Get More Followers

I’ll be the first too admit it, I started using Twitter as a one-way communication tool, so that I could help promote my content.  However I quickly learned that by doing that, I would not be able to build the following and relationships that I wanted on...
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...
Ways to Use Facebook Video Chat

Ways to Use Facebook Video Chat

When somebody else decides to start something revolutionary, or at least nifty (let’s use this word) most people either don’t hear about it or it can’t be used properly due to small circle of people using the service. On the other hand, when Facebook releases...
Location Based Social Media Safety Tips

Location Based Social Media Safety Tips

With more and more happening in the way of location based social media, including deals that you get and contests you can enter simply by checking into places, there is also a growing need to remind people just what they are sharing when they “check in”...
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...
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...
How to Use Instagram to Build Your Business

How to Use Instagram to Build Your Business

You’re on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest… what’s next? If you’d like to continue to diversify your social media efforts, read on. Facebook’s recent acquisition of Instagram is proof of the company’s promise. You might not consider Instagram a top source for...
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...
100 Marketers You MUST Follow on Twitter

100 Marketers You MUST Follow on Twitter

If you haven’t already seen my previous post about 100 SEO blogs you should subscribe to, make sure you check it out.  In this collection, I wanted to highlight a number of marketers who really stand out from the crowd and do an outstanding job of engaging on...
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...
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...
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...
Using Facebook Applications to Engage Users

Using Facebook Applications to Engage Users

No brand can ever ignore the potential of Facebook applications. In order to build your brand presence on Facebook, you can use a variety of these applications. Each application has its own unique value. If you want to drive social momentum, it’s crucial to use...
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 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...
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...