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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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”...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...