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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...