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  • These Facebook Features Are Universally Useful
    Your social media strategy is layered, meaning that you’ll utilize a variety of different tools and tactics to achieve a desired outcome. And with all of the new tools and features emerging, it’s very easy…The post These Facebook Features Are…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:06pm -
  • Before Fans, Turn Your Employees Into Brand Ambassadors
    By now you should know that leveraging conversations happening around your brand and turning some of your most passionate fans into brand ambassadors can really pay off. And while that brand advocacy can go a…The post Before Fans, Turn Your Employ…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 7:13pm -
  • A Complete Guide to LinkedIn Ads
    With a user base of over 300 million working professionals and a plethora of highly relevant information on each user, LinkedIn advertising solutions have become powerful tools for marketers. Advertising on LinkedIn is less a question of…The pos…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • How Conferences Are Putting the Network Into Social
    Networking has been changing as our personal technology does. Sure, you can still trade business cards, but rather than a litany of phone numbers and an office address, that slip of card stock is more…The post How Conferences Are Putting the Netwo…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:39pm -
  • What You Can Learn From Public Figures on Facebook
    Celebrities and their fans have long been active on social networks, and recent upgrades have made social media an invaluable tool for the entertainment industry. Today, nearly 800 million people are connected to public figures…The post What You C…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:23pm -

Convergent1

  • Advertising Agency Tips: 5 Benefits of Writing a White Paper
    In this day and age of a variety of marketing services, it can be confusing for businesses to know what to ask of an advertising agency. However, for those of you offering a cutting edge service or good, putting together a white paper can pay off big…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • 4 Tips To Increase Advertising Agency Search Engine Placement
    Increasing your online visibility is key to generating sales and revenue for your business. If you own an advertising agency, you are well aware of the importance of standing out from the crowd. By following a few solid tips to increase your search e…
    - 14 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 4:06pm -
  • Case Study: Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies
    Convergent1 is proud to announce the revamp of Essentrapipeprotection.com.  Formerly MSI Pipe Protection Technologies, Essentra Pipe Protection is a leading international supplier of specialty plastic, fiber, foam, and packaging components. Converge…
    - 19 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 2:33pm -
  • 5 Social Media Marketing Hacks
    We were very impressed with Salman Aslam’s column on Social Media Today and wanted to follow in that spirit. He gave great tips on social media marketing for different networks including Facebook, Twitter and Google+, but what about when you need s…
    - 21 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 5:20pm -
  • 4 Reasons to Invest in Responsive Web Design Now
    We’ve previously discussed the future of SEO and Google, as well as 5 Essential Marketing Stats, and want to share in another of the most important aspects of your site: responsive web design. This is what allows your site to be found and enjoyed o…
    - 49 days ago, 10 Jun 14, 3:03pm -
  • Google Analytics Keywords Listed as “Not Provided?” Get an Explanation From our Houston Marketing Firm
    We’ve previously discussed what the numbers mean in Google’s AdWords Keyword Report and have run into another issue when using their tools for SEO research: the dreaded “not provided” entry on Google Analytics. For example, when we go into ou…
    - 57 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 7:30pm -
  • What Google Hummingbird Means for the Future of SEO
    We’ve previously discussed vital search stats and the benefits of Google Plus and are excited about the newest addition to Google: Hummingbird. Named after the bird for its speed and accuracy, it is positioned to change the world of SEO as we know…
    - 60 days ago, 30 May 14, 2:32pm -
  • Differences Between Graph and Chart in AdWords using Houston Marketing Firm
      Anyone who has used the new version of Google AdWords may have been confused by what the numbers mean when you search for information on a single term. Hitting return on a particular term or terms brings up a graph with blue columns and chart with…
    - 62 days ago, 28 May 14, 8:27pm -
  • 5 Marketing Strategy Search Stats You Must Read Now
      As any professional marketing consultant can tell you: the only thing for sure in the world of marketing strategies is that change is constant. Without the right data, this change can overwhelm any business without an up to date marketing strategy…
    - 76 days ago, 14 May 14, 9:52pm -
  • 5 Tips For Improving Social Media Productivity
    Managing the social media profiles of multiple clients while trying to keep up with your own can be a challenging thing. It often seems like there just isn’t enough hours in the day and sometimes that’s probably true. However, there are ways to w…
    - 91 days ago, 29 Apr 14, 1:04pm -

Social Media Today

  • newSocial Advocacy & Politics: Obama's Former Field Team's Training Program Stirs Up Controversy
    This is the story about President Obama special campaign strategy; specifically, it is about the new you-pay internship being offered by former Obama for America 2012’s field team leaders. Under the name 270 Strategies, Jeremy Bird and Mitch Stewar…
    - 11 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 11:55pm -
  • newVisual Content Widens the Branding and PR Gap
    In a traditional sense, Public Relations practitioners have been wordsmiths; conveying written and (limited) visual messages to the public. PR pros have mainly used words and text to increase awareness and educate people about products, services, con…
    - 10 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 11:07pm -
  • newInbound Marketing Best Practices: Don't Forget The Basics In Email Marketing
    Today’s plethora of online tools allow marketers to create beautiful emails while using inbound marketing best practices that their customers will be sure to enjoy. Services like MailChimp, Constant Contact, and HubSpot assist in creating HTML ema…
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 8:21pm -
  • newInterview with Employee Advocacy Summit Speaker: Liz Bullock
    At the 2014 Employee Advocacy Summit in Atlanta this September, Liz Bullock will share lessons, methods and cases from some of the world's largest employee advocacy deployments. She worked on social programs at Dell for 3 years and now runs a consul…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 7:39pm -
  • newHow to Rock Your Twitter Bio
    If Facebook is where you connect with your friends, Twitter is where you exchange with professionals from your industry, share articles and ideas, and why not, promote yourself. When Twitter users come across your profile, they will look at your bio,…
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 6:54pm -
  • newHow to Define Social Influence
    Lately, I’ve been reconsidering who I think are influencers in and on my business. There are those who you follow and hang on every word and there are those you watch from afar with admiration but caution. Who we let influence us, both professional…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 4:41pm -
  • newPromoting Your Business on LinkedIn
    Where LinkedIn really wins over the other social networks is that it offers business value due to the fact that it is based on the professional interests of both businesses and individuals. These characteristics make it the obvious go-to place for sh…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 3:31pm -
  • newIs Your Company Paying Attention to Social Listening?
    Social listening is a powerful tool for your business. Learn to use it correctly and you'll know your customers needs, provide better solutions, increase profits and move ahead of your competition.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 2:50pm -
  • newContent Marketers, Here’s How to Hire Your Next Great Leader
    Do you want to build out your content team? Find out how to hire a content marketing manager to lead the way.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 2:47pm -
  • newThe B2B Marketing Budget: When to Invest in Digital Marketing
    Not sure where to start? Most marketing budgets will need some sort of financial investment in digital tools. Start by checking the freebies off your list. Then decide if your marketing goals are strategic, branding or lead generation and base your d…
    - 8 mins ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:51pm -

SocialTimes

  • newSocial Media Newsfeed: Facebook Messenger | Twitter Earnings
     Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.Facebook Pushing Messenger, Removing Messages from iOS, Android Apps (AllFacebook)Facebook users who want to send and receive messages via their iOS and Android devices will soon o…
    - 43 mins ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Instagram: A New Marketplace for Professional Photographers?
    Instagram is perhaps the most popular photo-sharing app in the world. A few months ago, the service surpassed 200 million monthly active users, who upload more than 60 million photos per day. Some of those users are starting to realize that having a…
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:50pm -
  • Two-Thirds of Americans Take Their Smartphones to the Bathroom [Infographic]
    Users with smartphones are never very far away from them — even when they’re in the bathroom. According to an infographic from The Reader’s Edge, consumers admitted to frequently using their phones in the bathroom for reading and a host of othe…
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • Imoji Personalizes Your Texting Experience With Custom Emojis
    Until recently, most text-based emojis were based on a particular set of standard characters. But why settle for standard emojis when you can create your own? The iOS app Imoji allows you to do just that.Making a personalized emoji using Imoji is a…
    - 19 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:20pm -
  • Rising Snapchat Stars Earn $100,000 per Week
    Snapchat star ChrisCarm uses Tumblr to showcase his Snapchat Stories after they disappear.Jerome Jarre, Shaun McBride and Chris Carmichael have become the world’s first Snapchat stars. The trio is a viral sensation with a total of nearly 2 million…
    - 21 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:12pm -
  • Homer: A Fun Way to Share Your Favorite Apps
    There might not be a lot of every day utility to Homer, but if you’re an app aficionado, Homer is the perfect app to share apps.Rather than seeking and sending links to your favorite old classics, or searching and sharing names of new apps — y…
    - 21 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:24pm -
  • Social Media Newsfeed: William Shatner Blasts Facebook Mentions App | Social Media at Work
     Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.William Shatner, Ed Sheeran & Mariah Carey Join Celebrities-Only Facebook Mentions App (The Drum)Celebrity Facebook users have rushed to join a new tool with which to reach the wid…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Social Media Jobs: California Academy of Sciences, Hanley Wood, American Bar Association
    This week, the California Academy of Sciences is looking for a social media specialist, as well as a mobile application developer. Meanwhile, Hanley Wood is hiring an SEO strategist, and the American Bar Association is on the hunt for a digital mark…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Dogs vs. Cats: Which Pet is Better for Your Social Profile?
    Photo by Chaz CruzIn a survey of 1,000 pet parents on Klooff, men’s profiles were 78 percent more likely to be clicked on when their photos depicted a selfie with a dog, rather than a cat. While you’re at it, make sure it is a larger dog, as 64…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:12pm -
  • Facebook Takes Back the Lead in Social Logins [Infographic]
    Facebook is indeed a powerful force on the Internet. Not only have recent reports indicated that the social networking behemoth refers more traffic than any other social site, according to Q2 data from social identity management software provider Gi…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:35pm -

The Next Web

Search Engine Land

  • Google Search Designer Explains Why Some Features & Tools Get Axed
    Google often removes features from their search results and other services. Jon Wiley, Google’s Principal Designer of Google Search in a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) thread answered the question on why Google removes features people love. Most rece…
    - 23 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:19pm -
  • Google Testing Timeline View In Knowledge Graph
    Google is testing a new knowledge graph interface for showing a timeline of data, facts and knowledge in the top carousel section of the Google search results. Florian Kiersch spotted this first and captured a video of it, posting the video on Google…
    - 24 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:05pm -
  • SearchCap: Google Local Pigeon Update & AdWords Dynamic Sitelinks
    Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Google’s Pigeon Update Solves Yelp Problem, Boosts Local Directories As the analysis continues on yesterday’s…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:02pm -
  • Google’s Pigeon Update Solves Yelp Problem, Boosts Local Directories
    As the analysis continues on yesterday’s Google local search algorithm changes — that we’re calling the Pigeon update — one thing appears to be clear: Local directory sites are getting better visibility in Google’s search results. More spec…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:06pm -
  • Pigeon: Search Engine Land’s Name For The New Google Local Search Update
    Last night, Google released a pretty significant local search algorithm update. Google told us there was no internal name for the update, but now that we see that it was fairly significant, we decided to give it a name: Pigeon. Pigeon is the name we…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:02pm -

Matt Cutts

ウェブマスター オフィスアワー 7 月 24 日 (Webmaster Office Hours in Japanese)
ウェブマスター オフィスアワー 7 月 24 日 (Webmaster Office Hours in Japanese)This is a Webmaster Office Hour in Japanese. For Hangouts in other languages, please see our Office Hours schedule in our Google Webmasters page. https:/…
- 9 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 3:34am -
Best practices and common mistakes in SEO
Best practices and common mistakes in SEOFor those who missed our #io14 presentation, join us in this office hours hangout for SEO tips on improving your site's appearance in search results. The 3 topics we'll cover are: 1. Mobile...From:Google…
- 10 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 2:34am -
網站管理員在線問答 (Google Webmaster Office hours in Mandarin )

- 10 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 2:31am -
English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangout
English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangoutJoin us for a *Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout* :) Add your questions to this event page, this session is open to anything webmaster related like crawling, indexing, mobile sites,…
- 20 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:21pm -
English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangout
English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangoutJoin us for a *Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout* :) Add your questions to this event page, this session is open to anything webmaster related like crawling, indexing, mobile sites,…
- 2 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 4:16pm -
English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangout
English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangoutJoin us for a *Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout* :) Add your questions to this event page, this session is open to anything webmaster related like crawling, indexing, mobile sites,…
- 3 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 10:04pm -

Gary Vaynerchuk

Social Media State of the union Keynote - NERVE 2014 - Philly PA
Social Media State of the union Keynote - NERVE 2014 - Philly PAGuys this one got real. I honestly think this keynote in Philly set the benchmark for my new generation of talks. Check it out and let me know what you think! -- Gary Vaynerchuk is a…
- 8 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 4:28am -
I Can't Wait to Ruin Snapchat!
I Can't Wait to Ruin Snapchat!We all know that marketers ruin everything, but let's talk about the next generation of stuff we're going to ruin! Snapchat, Facebook's unpublished page post...From:Gary VaynerchukViews:3977 68ratingsTime:…
- 12 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 1:08am -
Gary Vaynerchuk is Dominating
Gary Vaynerchuk is DominatingYou've never seen a hustler like this before. Gary Vaynerchuk is a self-made businessman who has been making moves ever since he started a lemonade FRANCHISE...From:Gary VaynerchukViews:28414 111ratingsTime…
- 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:49pm -
The Fastest Growing Demographic on Instagram May Shock You
The Fastest Growing Demographic on Instagram May Shock YouMoms are seriously whipping out their phones and snapping selfies at scale. So the next time you try to play the "my demo isn't on social" card, you need to ...From:Gary VaynerchukViews…
- 16 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:39pm -
Everything That's Wrong with Modern Education!
Everything That's Wrong with Modern Education!I know that the teachers feel me on this one. Kids need to stop memorizing and start DOING! -- Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Be...From:Gary VaynerchukViews:2702…
- 20 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:01pm -
The Future of Wine
The Future of WineThe way that 20-somethings are into wine these days is totally mind-blowing to me. Honestly, we're going through an incredible period for wine drinkers, and ...From:Gary VaynerchukViews:1532 25ratingsTime:04:34More…
- 20 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:38pm -

AllFacebook

  • Facebook Wants Slingshot Panel Participants
    Facebook is looking for users of its new Slingshot photo- and video-sharing application to join a panel and take part in a three-month study. (more…)New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    - 12 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:43am -
  • Facebook Pushing Messenger, Removing Messages from iOS, Android Apps
    Facebook users who want to send and receive messages via their iOS and Android devices will soon only be able to do so via the social network’s Messenger applications, as messaging will be removed from its flagship applications for both operatin…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:40pm -
  • Bolt CEO to Instagram: Please Don’t Steal Our Name
    Facebook’s tendency to brand its new applications and features with names that are already in use in the tech sector appears to have been adopted by its Instagram unit, as well, as Andrew Benton, co-founder and CEO of mobile voice app Bolt, penned…
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:12pm -
  • Buzz Aldrin Lands at Facebook HQ
    The second man to walk on the moon became one of the first users of the new Facebook Mentions application for public figures, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin also participated in a question-and-answer session at the social network’s headquarters in Men…
    - 20 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:51pm -
  • Facebook Extends Deadline for Closing Acquisition of WhatsApp by One Year
    Facebook announced in its Form 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week that it was extending its deadline to close its acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp by one year, to Aug. 19, 2015. (more…)New Career Opportu…
    - 21 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:48pm -
  • SEC Completed Facebook IPO Inquiry in May; No Enforcement Action Recommended
    The Securities and Exchange Commission notified Facebook in May that its inquiry into the company’s initial public offering was complete, and no enforcement action would be taken, the social network reported last week in its Form 10-Q filing wit…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:41pm -
  • David Fischer, Jas Athwal Sell Facebook Shares
    Facebook Vice President of Business and Marketing Partnerships David Fischer and Chief Accounting Officer Jas Athwal detailed their sales of Facebook shares in Form 4 filings Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (more…)New Career…
    - 23 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:08pm -
  • Social Media Jobs: ISACA, KGW, Emerald Media Group
    This week, ISACA is hiring a social media strategist, while KGW needs a director of digital media. Emerald Media Group is seeking a vice president of technology, and JWT INSIDE is on the hunt for a social media community manager. Get the scoop on th…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 12:17pm -
  • Sandi Krakowski Shares Five Ways to Create Great Content for Facebook Pages
    Digital marketing expert Sandi Krakowski shared five tips for creating great content on Facebook in a post on the Facebook for Business page. (more…)New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:31pm -
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Shift’s 2Q Facebook Ad Trends
    Social marketing platform Shift, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, examined campaigns on the social network during the second quarter that were managed via its Facebook ad solution, and it shared its findings in the infographic below. (more…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:41pm -

AllTwitter

  • The Secret to Listening on Twitter: Advanced Search
    Many small and medium businesses ignore one of the most vital – and useful – aspects of Twitter: the ability to listen.Listening to customers, competitors and industry leaders doesn’t have to be an expensive proposition that only the “big g…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • How to Drive Business Sales With Twitter [TWITTER TIPS]
    How do you drive business sales with Twitter? Well, who better to ask than Twitter themselves, who have put together this nice little video that gives some simple, easy-to-follow tips on how you can use the platform to increase revenue for your bran…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Social Media Jobs: Hausman, Rescue Social Change Group, Splits59
    This week, Hausman is hiring an account manager, while Rescue Social Change Group needs a senior community manager. Splits59 is seeking a marketing/PR manager, and Healthcasts is on the hunt for a junior video editor. Get the scoop on these openings…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • When is the Best Time to Post on Twitter and Facebook? [INFOGRAPHIC]
    When is the best time to post on social media?It’s the age-old question that requires quite a bit of experimentation on your part – after all, in this space there is rarely a one-size fits-all solution. But, often what works well in social medi…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • Why Visual Content Matters in the Social Age [INFOGRAPHIC]
    I’m sure you know that visual content on social media can massively improve engagement. But just how important is it? (more…)New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:00pm -

Quick Sprout

  • Need Traffic? Here’s a Simple Strategy to Woo Bloggers and Win Their Readers Over
    Do you want to get your articles published on sites like Forbes, Huffington Post, or Entrepreneur Magazine? Of course, you do. It's a great way to gain traffic and generate sales. So, what are you waiting for? I know what you are thinking: "It’s e…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Build Brand Awareness for Your Business
    You have many options when it comes to marketing your business. Naturally, you might be wondering where you should start or what channels you should use to achieve the best results, right? Sadly, there is no one answer because it varies from bus…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • 7 Content Marketing Lessons Learned from Losing 225,418 Visitors a Month
    During its peak, the KISSmetrics blog received 768,766 visitors a month and was growing at a rapid pace. Can you guess what our monthly traffic is now? We get 543,348 visitors, which means our traffic is down by a whopping 225,418 visitors. Some of…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Why You Shouldn’t Hire a Marketing Consultant
    I started out in my career as a marketing consultant, and I was so good at driving traffic to websites that I was able to grow my agency to millions of dollars a year in revenue. To this day, even though I’m a software entrepreneur, I still get bom…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • The 6 Elements of a Powerful Blog Post
    You already know that blogs are popular and that you should have one. But do you know what makes a great blog post? Sure, you’ve heard of things like having great educational content, but there must be more to writing a winning blog post than that,…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • The Complete Guide to Building Your Personal Brand
    Do you know what separates me from other entrepreneurs? No, it’s not that I am smarter or work harder. A lot of entrepreneurs have those characteristics. It’s that I have a much bigger personal brand. You don’t want to build your personal bran…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • 7 Marketing Lessons Learned From Acquiring a Startup
    Last year, my co-founder Hiten Shah and I decided to acquire a sales CRM company Strideapp. Typically, we don’t like to acquire or build new companies because we already have enough on our plates. But the deal was too good to pass up. Plus, a mutu…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • 7 Landing Page Flaws That Kill Your Conversions (and How to Fix Them)
    Landing pages are supposed to help boost your conversions, but in some cases, they kill them. When does that happen? If your landing pages have the wrong copy or distract your visitors, your conversion rate will drop. And that’s just the tip of the…
    - 18 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • What Sending 62,619,592 Emails Taught Me About Content Marketing
    I started Quick Sprout on April 17, 2007. Since then, I’ve collected 184,291 emails - 126,443 of which are still active. Since the blog's inception, I sent 62,619,592 emails. It sounds like a lot of emails, but it really isn’t. Every time I write…
    - 20 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • 11 Essential Elements of a Perfect Blog Design (a Data Driven Answer)
    Are you trying to create the perfect blog design? You know, one that encourages people to read your content and share it on the social web and, most importantly, gets high rankings in the search engines? Luckily for you, I’ve worked with so many…
    - 22 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • The Formula for a Perfect Headline
    You spend hours writing exceptionally good content, but how much time do you spend focusing on crafting the perfect headline? Chances are not enough time. Why? Because 8 out of 10 people will read your headline, but only 2 out of 10 people will read…
    - 26 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • 27 Marketing Tips That’ll Woo Your Visitors and Win Them Over
    Having a website isn’t enough. Slapping a website together and offering a few paid products or services doesn’t ensure that you’ll make money. Even if your offering is superb, there is still no guarantee that you’ll generate any income. Give…
    - 27 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • How I Write 8 Blog Posts a Week While Running 2 Companies
    You’ll never succeed at content marketing if you can’t create content on a regular basis. In essence, you need to learn how to streamline your content creation. The good news is it’s not that hard. I’ve figured out how to streamline my conte…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Calculate the ROI of Your Social Media Campaigns
    Is it just me or do companies have a hard time accepting social media as a marketing channel? From what I’ve experienced, most companies aren’t willing to leverage social media because they don’t believe it can make them more money. Well, I ha…
    - 32 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Hire a World-Class Blogger for Your Company
    You know the benefits of blogging, but you don’t have the time to blog yourself. What should you do? Hire a blogger, right? You should. But do you know how to find a great blogger? Luckily for you, I’ve had a lot of experience in hiring bloggers…
    - 34 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • 7 Unconventional Marketing Tactics That Work
    Why do you spend money on marketing? It’s to get visitors to your site, right? If you think about it, getting visitors to your website is great, but what you are really doing is spending money to make more of it. From a business standpoint, it doe…
    - 36 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Generate Leads with Social Media
    You’re already on social sites like Facebook and Twitter, but are you generating traffic from them? And, more importantly, are you generating leads? One of the big misconceptions about social media sites is that they don’t drive quality visitors.…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 1:30pm -
  • Should You Write Controversial Blog Posts? A Data Driven Answer
    Just the other day, I wrote a controversial blog post. I don’t usually write blog posts that are controversial, but I thought it would be a fun experiment to see if these kinds of posts are worth writing from a traffic and revenue perspective. What…
    - 41 days ago, 18 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • Why Successful People Are Douchebags
    When I first started off as an entrepreneur, I had no fear. I didn’t have much money to my name, and I didn’t have much to lose, which is why I was willing to do whatever it took to succeed. One of the things I would constantly do is reach out t…
    - 43 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Use Google Plus for Marketing
    With over 150 million active users, and 50% of all users logging into Google Plus daily, Google Plus is a social network you can’t ignore. Sure, it isn’t as popular as Facebook or Twitter, but it can help impact your search engine rankings in a…
    - 46 days ago, 13 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Get Your Blog Posts Read
    Have you ever wondered whether people are actually reading your blog posts? You know, going through the whole post? And not just skimming through parts of it? I got curious myself, so I ran a Crazy Egg test to see how far down the page people scroll…
    - 48 days ago, 11 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • 7 Reasons Why Your Blog Is Failing (and How to Fix It)
    Do you know why most blogs fail? No, it’s not because of lack of traffic. Even the ones that get a lot of traffic tend to fail. Why? There are 7 strategies every blog needs to follow to be successful. Granted, if your goal is to create a media prop…
    - 50 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Increase Your YouTube Engagement by 374%
    When you think of social sites, what comes to mind? Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, right? But what about YouTube? According to Alexa, it is the third most popular site in the world, and it is the second most popular search engine after Google. S…
    - 53 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • What Every Marketer Needs to Know about Conversion Optimization
    Traffic acquisition is becoming more and more expensive as time goes on. Whether you are leveraging paid advertising, content marketing, or SEO, you are spending time on growing your traffic. That means you are spending money. To make your traffic ac…
    - 55 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Retain at Least 95% of Your Organic Traffic After a Site Redesign
    A total site redesign is a tricky thing. At some point, you must redesign your site, but when you do, you run the risk of your traffic dropping off. Redesigning a site is one of the biggest SEO challenges that a company can face. What’s going to h…
    - 57 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Get Fans Creating and Sharing Content for You
    Wouldn’t you love to get your fans to generate content for your company, brand, products, or campaigns and share it? Not only would user-generated content save you money, but it would also produce revenue for you. The more you get your fans engage…
    - 60 days ago, 30 May 14, 3:00pm -
  • When and How to Use the Google Disavow Tool
    The higher the number of relevant sites linking to you, the higher your rankings will be, right? What happens if a non-relevant site keeps linking to you? Or worse, you get a backlink from an adult or gambling site? These irrelevant links can be hur…
    - 62 days ago, 28 May 14, 3:00pm -
  • The Definitive Guide to Marketing Automation
    You've heard people talk about marketing automation, but do you know what it is and how your business can leverage it? Because marketing automation is something that most web-based businesses can use, I decided to create a 30,000-word guide on how t…
    - 63 days ago, 27 May 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Use Tumblr for Marketing
    You may have not used Tumblr before, but I bet you know that Yahoo bought it for over a billion dollars. Do you know why Yahoo valued Tumblr at such a high price point? It’s because Tumblr attracts tons of eyeballs. With over 300 million uniqu…
    - 67 days ago, 23 May 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Create an SEO Friendly Infinite Scrolling Page
    It’s trendy. It’s cool. It’s hip. It’s the infinite scrolling page! Like with every new design trend, SEOs need to figure out how this web design option fits into the grand scheme of SEO. Personally, I’d rather have a great-looking site wit…
    - 69 days ago, 21 May 14, 3:00pm -

Moz

  • Unraveling Panda Patterns
    Posted by billslawskiThis is my first official blog post at Moz.com, and I'm going to be requesting your help and expertise and imagination.I'm going to be asking you to take over as Panda for a little while to see if you can identify the kinds o…
    - 12 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:16am -
  • Here's Your Syllabus: Everything a Marketer Needs for Day 1 of an MBA
    Posted by willcritchlowA few years ago, I wrote a post on my personal blog about MBA courses. I have a great deal of respect for the top-flight MBA courses based, in part, on how difficult I found the business-school courses I took during my grad…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:15am -
  • How Do I Successfully Run SEO Tests On My Website? - Whiteboard Friday
    Posted by randfishBy now, most of us have gotten around to doing testing of some sort on our websites, but testing specifically for SEO can be extremely difficult and requires extra vigilance. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains three major…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:15am -
  • How PornHub Is Bringing its A-Game (SFW)
    Posted by malditojaviThis post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Moz, Inc.Editor'…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 11:25pm -
  • Dear Google, Links from YouMoz Don't Violate Your Quality Guidelines
    Posted by randfishRecently, Moz contributor Scott Wyden, a photographer in New Jersey, received a warning in his Google Webmaster Tools about some links that violated Google's Quality Guidelines. Many, many site owners have received warnings like…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:15am -
  • The Broken Art of Company Blogging (and the Ignored Metric that Could Save Us All)
    Posted by evolvingSEOThe perception of successThe following screenshot is from an actual blog post. Based upon what you see here, would you call it successful?I think it depends on perception.The optimist might see this:590 LinkedIn Sh…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:15am -
  • Calculating Estimated ROI for a Specific Site & Body of Keywords
    Posted by shannonskinnerOne of the biggest challenges for SEO is proving its worth. We all know it's valuable, but it's important to convey its value in terms that key stakeholders (up to and including CEOs) understand. To do that, I put together a…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 12:15am -
  • How to Prove ROI Potential of Content Campaigns - Whiteboard Friday
    Posted by iPullRankWe all know that creating and promoting content can be a ton of work (not to mention expensive). So how do we know whether it'll be worth it? In today's Whiteboard Friday, MozCon 2014 speaker Mike King shows you several ways yo…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:17am -
  • Building Better Content By Improving Upon Your Competitors
    Posted by Bill.SebaldIn rock n' roll music, stealing is expected. Led Zeppelin allegedly lifted from lots of earlier blues and folk artists. The famous I-IV-V chord progression of The Wild One's song "Wild Thing" was used only a couple years…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 12:17am -

KISSmetrics

  • Six Things You Should Learn from the PostJoint Penalty
    Every now and then a little bomb explodes in the search community. Blogs erupt with geysers of information. Authoritative sites spawn dozens of articles, examining the issue from every angle. Webinars offer “answers” to the new issue. And you and…
    - 20 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:43pm -
  • Five Shocking Facts That Will Change Your Entire Approach to Social Media
    Social media is fraught with legend, hysteria, and mass confusion. Because of its intensely personal nature, we tend to approach social media with a lot of strong feelings about its effectiveness, lack thereof, best practices, and how things should b…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:45pm -
  • Using Affiliate Marketing to Grow Your Business
    As an entrepreneur or a marketer, the risk for you to use affiliate marketing is extremely low and the reward is high. You only need to pay affiliates when a customer converts, not when they drive people to your website. In the webinar, KISSmetrics F…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:28pm -
  • 39 Resources for Understanding the Science & Psychology Behind Great Marketing
    We all know that a deep understanding of psychology will make us better marketers, but determining exactly where to start if we want to learn more about the psychology of marketing can feel daunting. After all, psychology is an enormous field, with m…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 2:48pm -
  • The Future of Conversion Optimization – What’s New and What’s Next
    Trend forecasting posts are usually reserved for the New Year, but so many changes have happened already through 2014, that we’d be remiss if we didn’t tackle a few of them now. With conversion optimization, the user still remains the key pivotal…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 2:25pm -
  • 5 Tips You Need to Know to Improve Your Twitter Strategy
    If you haven’t already heard, Twitter is becoming the new 1-800 number. Across the world, customers are using Twitter to publicly voice their pleasure or frustrations with a brand. It provides a make or break opportunity for brands. Responding to t…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 11:34pm -
  • Four Data Driven Alarm Signals for SEO and How to Respond
    There are some things about your website you simply can’t ignore — manual penalties, negative SEO, stuff like that. There are other problems that can come up, too. They aren’t quite as obvious, but they are just as damaging. In this article, I…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:54pm -
  • What’s New in the KISSmetrics iOS Blog Reader
    Our KISSmetrics Blog Reader iOS app has received a complete redesign in today’s update. In the app, you’ll see a lot of new features including a slick iOS7 UI, interaction design, a new icon, and a favoriting feature. One of the biggest changes o…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:19pm -
  • Twelve Things You Should Do on Your Personal Google+ Account Right Now
    Like it or not, Google+ is becoming more important in the digital marketing landscape. Google+ is not just a Facebook redux. Instead, it comprises a huge part of the social milieu of your online existence. Google+ has subtly creeped into your emailin…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:53pm -
  • 8 Online Advertising Tips for Tackling Discrepancies Between Clicks and Visits
    Anyone running a marketing campaign probably will come across discrepancies between the number of clicks received via ads and the number of visits reported for the exact same ads. There are a number of reasons for such discrepancies, and this post of…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 3:34pm -
  • Why Your Email Marketing Fails to Convert — Featuring Hunter Boyle of AWeber
    Hunter Boyle knows how to make email marketing pay. Senior business development manager at email marketing powerhouse, AWeber, Hunter’s skilled at showing you exactly what does and doesn’t work. He does so fearlessly and with a sense of humor. I…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 2:36pm -
  • Conversions and Statistical Confidence – What Does it Mean?
    If you read conversion optimization case studies regularly (which you should), you’ll often come across an example like this: The variation with [insert proposed tested idea here] increased downloads by 85% with 97% statistical confidence. But what…
    - 14 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 4:04pm -
  • 5 Psychological Principles of High Converting Websites (+ 20 Case Studies)
    You know the feeling when you pour your heart and soul into a promising new A/B test, only to have it flop like an entrepreneur’s first startup? I certainly do. Last year, I ran all product and brand marketing for an edutech company. For the first…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 2:54pm -
  • Maximize Your Marketing Campaign’s Potential With Multi-Step Funnels
    Optimizing your online marketing sales funnel is a constant effort of testing and tweaking, long hours spent creating content for every lead segment imaginable, A/B tests that confound you, and open rates that boggle the mind. Sometimes it’s good t…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:53pm -
  • 22 Resources To Help You Master Growth Hacking Analytics
    Good growth hacking depends on the scrupulous use of data to make decisions that will ultimately stimulate business growth. Learning how to use data in order to lead your company towards growth is no small feat: it takes persistence, practice, creati…
    - 18 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:23pm -
  • 10 Ways to Convert More Customers Using Psychology
    The more you know about your customers, the better. If you know what makes people tick, the better off your business will be. Having at least a basic understanding of consumer psychology and why they buy specific products is a valuable asset for mark…
    - 19 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:12pm -
  • How Mention Reduced Churn by 22% in One Month
    As one of the most important metrics for a startup, and especially for SaaS businesses, churn has been widely discussed. But because churn is affected by every single function of business, from acquisition channels to product, sometimes it’s hard t…
    - 19 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • 3 Myths About Duplicate Content
    The words “duplicate content penalty” strike fear in the hearts of marketers. People with no SEO experience use this phrase all the time. Most have never read Google’s guidelines on duplicate content. They just somehow assume that if something…
    - 20 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 4:10pm -
  • Growing Your Company Through Customer Referrals
    There is typically two ways potential customers will hear about your business: 1) through calling, advertising, marketing or emailing channels and, 2) customers acting on your behalf to tell people about your business and services. If you compare the…
    - 21 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 10:41pm -
  • 10 Things I Learned From Taking 100 Usability Tests
    Usability testing is a technique to evaluate a product or service by testing it with users. The users work on tasks while observers take notes, listen, and learn. After taking more than 100 usability tests (I took them all on Usability Hub), I’ve n…
    - 21 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 5:12pm -
  • Your Customers Don’t Need Pepperoni Pizzas When They’re Sleeping
    It’s 3 a.m. and you’re sending notifications to your customers’ smartphones telling them to check out your latest sales or use discount coupons to purchase your products. I hate to break it to you . . . but that’s just nuts. Your customers do…
    - 22 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 11:58pm -
  • How To Do SEO Without Even Thinking About It
    SEO can become second nature for you. Since SEO is one of the most important components of an online business, you need to be doing SEO automatically, reflexively, and instinctively. All the time. So how do you get there? How can you start doing SEO…
    - 22 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 4:39pm -
  • Website Testing Mistakes That Can Damage Your Business
    Everyone agrees that A/B testing can be a great way to make significant improvements to your online business. Testing when done right can take your business to the next level. When done wrong it can drive it into the ground. This video is part 1 in a…
    - 24 days ago, 5 Jul 14, 7:18pm -
  • Is Automating Your Marketing Saving You Time, or Losing You Customers?
    The modern marketer – or business owner, for that matter – has to wear multiple hats at any given time. There’s a lot of work involved and automation is absolutely necessary to maintain your sanity (and your work quality, too). But as customers…
    - 25 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 2:54pm -
  • How to Foster Innovation
    Innovate or die. It’s a common phrase thrown around in the business world. And for the most part it is true. The companies that innovate on the right things are the ones with sustained success. If some companies don’t innovate, small disruptive c…
    - 26 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 10:54pm -

SEO Book

  • Guide To Optimizing Client Sites 2014

    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 3:02pm -
  • Google Search Censorship for Fun and Profit
    Growing Up vs Breaking ThingsFacebook's early motto was "move fast and break things," but as they wanted to become more of a platform play they changed it to "move fast with stability." Anything which is central to the web needs significant stabilit…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 6:16pm -
  • {This | The Indicated} {Just | True} {In | Newfangled}
    A couple years ago we published an article named Branding & the Cycle, which highlighted how brands would realign with the algorithmic boost they gained from Panda & leverage their increased level of trust to increase their profit margins by leveragi…
    - 28 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 6:08pm -
  • Building a Legal Moat for Your SEO Castle
    About a month ago a year old case of an SEO firm being sued by it's client resurfaced via a tweet from Matt Cutts.I'd like to add something to this conversation that will be helpful for you as a service provider seeking to avoid that really, really…
    - 35 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 7:40pm -
  • Have We Reached Peak Advertising?
    The internet runs on advertising. Google is funded almost entirely by advertising. Facebook , likewise. Digital marketing spends continue to rise: Internet advertising revenues in the United States totaled $12.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013…
    - 40 days ago, 19 Jun 14, 5:42am -
  • The Rigged Search Game
    SEO was all about being clever. Still is, really. However, SEO used to reward the clever, too. The little guy could take on the big guys and munch their lunch by outsmarting them. It was such an appealing idea. The promise of the internet was…
    - 55 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 12:07am -
  • What’s In A Name?
    Many SEO love keyword-loaded domain names. The theory is that domains that feature a keyword will result in a boost in ranking. It’s still a contentious topic: I've seen bloggers, webmasters and search aficionados argue the case around the death…
    - 58 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 12:06am -
  • Pandas, Penguins, and Popsicles
    Are you still working through your newsfeed of SEO material on the 101 ways to get out of panda 4.0 written by people that have never actually practiced SEO on their own sites? Aaron and I had concluded that what was rolling through was panda befo…
    - 59 days ago, 31 May 14, 1:37pm -
  • Please Remove My Link. Or Else.
    Getting links removed is a tedious business. It’s just as tedious for the site owner who must remove the links. Google’s annoying practice of "suggesting" webmasters jump through hoops in order to physically remove links that the webmaster suspe…
    - 67 days ago, 23 May 14, 9:27am -
  • Google Helpouts Twitter Spam (Beta)
    Google is desperate to promote Helpouts. I first realized this when I saw the following spam message in my email inbox.Shortly after a friend sent me a screenshot of a onebox promoting Helpouts in the SERPs. That's Google monopoly and those are G…
    - 74 days ago, 16 May 14, 10:01am -
  • What’s Wrong With A/B Testing
    A/B testing is an internet marketing standard. In order to optimize response rates, you compare one page against another. You run with the page that gives you the best response rates. But anyone who has tried A/B testing will know that whilst it so…
    - 98 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 7:19am -
  • Learn Local Search Marketing
    Last October Vendran Tomic wrote a guide for local SEO which has since become one of the more popular pages on our site, so we decided to follow up with a QnA on some of the latest changes in local search.Q: Google appears to have settled their mon…
    - 99 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 1:07pm -
  • Google's Effective 'White Hat' Marketing Case Study
    There's the safe way & the high risk approach. The shortcut takers & those who win through hard work & superior offering. One is white hat and the other is black hat. With the increasing search ecosystem instability over the past couple years, som…
    - 15 Apr 14, 8:20am -
  • The Positive Negative SEO Strategy
    There’s a case study on Moz on how to get your site back following a link penalty. An SEO working on a clients site describes what happened when their client got hit with a link penalty. Even though the link penalty didn't appear to be their fault…
    - 1 Apr 14, 12:34pm -
  • Bing Lists 'Alternatives' In Search Results
    Bing recently stated testing listing 'alternatives' near their local search results. I wasn't able to replicate these in other search verticals like flight search, or on an iPhone search, but the format of these alternatives looks similar to the for…
    - 30 Mar 14, 12:23am -
  • Flip Guest Blogging on its Head, With Steroids
    Guest blogging was once considered a widely recommended white hat technique. Today our monopoly-led marketplace arbitrarily decided this is no longer so. Stick a fork in it. Torch it. Etc.It looks like MyBlogGuest was the "winner" - not appearing…
    - 19 Mar 14, 7:09pm -
  • Handling Objections From SEO Clients
    If the current war on SEOs by Google wasn’t bad enough if you own the site you work on, then it is doubly so for the SEO working for a client. When the SEO doesn’t have sufficient control over the strategy and technology, it can be difficult to…
    - 18 Mar 14, 4:26am -
  • Keep Visitors Coming Back
    Facebook. A mobile phone. Email. How often do you check them? Many of us have developed habits around these services. The triggers that help create these habits can be baked in to the design of websites. The obvious benefit of doing so is that i…
    - 11 Mar 14, 9:12pm -
  • Optimizing Against Competitors
    You’ve got to feel a little sorry for anyone new to the search marketing field. On one side, they’ve got to deal with the cryptic black box that is Google. Often inconsistent, always vague, and can be unfair in their dealings with webmasters. O…
    - 11 Feb 14, 11:05am -
  • Measure For Business Benefit
    Matt Cutts is just toying with SEO’s these days. Going by some comments, many SEOs still miss the big picture. Google is not in the business of enabling SEOs. So he may as well have a little fun - Matt has “called it” on guest posting. Okay,…
    - 28 Jan 14, 5:55am -
  • Disavow & Link Removal: Understanding Google
    Fear SellsFew SEOs took notice when Matt Cutts mentioned on TWIG that "breaking their spirits" was essential to stopping spammers. But that single piece of information add layers of insights around things like: duplicity on user privacy on organic…
    - 26 Jan 14, 11:36pm -
  • Yahoo! Secured Search Rolls Out
    Yahoo! is currently rolling out secured search, which prevents sending referrers to unsecured sites. The roll out is ongoing, but currently they do pass data to secured sites. Unlike Google's secured search roll out: rather than showing a referrer w…
    - 22 Jan 14, 10:20pm -
  • Google's Chris DiBona On Search Ecosystem Diversity
    It's hard to deny that some folks working at Google are geniuses. It's also hard to deny the disconnect in their messaging.As Google locked down their "open" ecosystem (compatibility as a club, abandonware, deleting privacy settings, extensions requ…
    - 16 Jan 14, 6:00pm -
  • SEO 2014
    We’re at the start of 2014. SEO is finished. Well, what we had come to know as the practical execution of “whitehat SEO” is finished. Google has defined it out of existence. Research keyword. Write page targeting keyword. Place links with th…
    - 11 Jan 14, 9:17pm -
  • Did Matt Cutts Endorse Rap Genius Link Spam?
    On TWIG Matt Cutts spoke about the importance of defunding spammers & breaking their spirits. If you want to stop spam, the most straight forward way to do it is to deny people money because they care about the money and that should be their end goa…
    - 4 Jan 14, 5:00pm -
  • Gray Hat Search Engineering
    Almost anyone in internet marketing who has spent a couple months in the game has seen some "shocking" case study where changing the color of a button increased sales 183% or such. In many cases such changes only happen when the original site had not…
    - 3 Jan 14, 1:27pm -
  • Quickly Reversing the Fat Webmaster Curse
    Long story short, -38 pounds in about 2 months or so. Felt great the entire time and felt way more focused day to day. Maybe you don’t have a lot of weight to lose but this whole approach can significantly help you cognitively. In fact, the diet p…
    - 1 Jan 14, 10:27am -
  • My Must Have Tools of 2014
    There are a lot of tools in the SEO space (sorry, couldn't resist :D) and over the years we've seen tools fall into 2 broad categories. Tools that aim to do just about everything and tools that focus on one discipline of online marketing.As we cont…
    - 30 Dec 13, 3:29pm -
  • Should Venture Backed Startups Engage in Spammy SEO?
    Here's a recent video of the founders of RapGenius talking at TechCrunch disrupt.Oops, wrong video. Here's the right one. Same difference.Recently a thread on Hacker News highlighted a blog post which pointed how RapGenius was engaging in rec…
    - 24 Dec 13, 8:57pm -
  • Beware Of SEO Truthiness
    When SEO started, many people routinely used black-box testing to try any figure out what pages the search engines rewarded. Black box testing is terminology used in IT. It’s a style of testing that doesn’t assume knowledge of the internal work…
    - 13 Dec 13, 7:57am -

Social Media Examiner

  • newHow to Streamline LinkedIn Sharing With Oktopost
    Do you want a quick, easy way to share content to LinkedIn groups? Do you want to measure how your LinkedIn shares perform? Oktopost lets you use multiple LinkedIn accounts to schedule shares and track performance. In this article I’ll share the ba…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • new3 Tools to Create a Social Media Hub
    Are you using user-generated content in real-time? Do you want to display all of your social media updates in one place? Streaming social updates to a social hub encourages your audience to share more, in real-time. In this article you’ll discover…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • How to Use Twitter Analytics to Find Important Data
    Do you use Twitter’s built-in analytics tool? Are you looking for new ways to measure success on Twitter? Twitter’s Analytics tool is the social network’s best-kept secret and gives you access to data that other third-party services can’t. In…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • How to Use Facebook Gated Campaigns for Leads and to Grow Your List
    Do you want a way to grow your list, get better feedback or increase user-generated content? Do you use Facebook giveaways and contests to collect information about your fans? Action-gated Facebook campaigns require users to share specific data or fe…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • Facebook Save Feature: This Week in Social Media
    Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week? Facebook Introduces Save Feature: “Now you can sav…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • Facebook Organic Growth: How to Defy the Odds and Grow a Huge Facebook Community
    Do you want to grow a massive Facebook following? Are you wondering how an organic Facebook strategy can be successful? To learn how to grow a huge organic following on Facebook using techniques you have likely never heard of, I interview Holly Homer…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • How to Get Started With Social Media Marketing
    Do you need a beginner’s guide to social media marketing? Looking for something to help you get started with social media? Social media is a conversation you can join any time. Join now. You’ll be welcomed. In this article I’ll help you blast t…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 5 Ways to Find Leads and Customers on Twitter
    Do you need more leads? Have you used Twitter to find qualified leads? Does the idea of finding new customers on Twitter peak your curiosity? Many businesses don’t know how to cut through the clutter and find the people they’re looking for on Twi…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • How to Use LinkedIn Publisher to Get More Visibility
    Do you want more visibility on LinkedIn? Are you using the new LinkedIn publishing platform? Publishing content on LinkedIn Publisher can give your content and your reputation a boost. In this article I’ll share the best practices for publishing yo…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • Got Fake Facebook Fans? How to Protect Your Facebook Page
    Do you have fake fans on your Page? Do you know how to tell? In February, Facebook announced that it had 1.23 billion monthly active users and up to 11.2% of those users are fake. In this article I’ll tell you how to spot fake Facebook fans and wha…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • How to Use Visual Content for Real-Time Engagement
    Is visual content part of your social media strategy? Is your content flexible enough to engage fans in real time? Your audience is never more primed to share content than when they’re “in the moment” at an event, on location or while experienc…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 3 Social Media Tools That Help Marketers Save Time
    How much of your day is spent on recurring social media activities? Are small tasks taking up too much of your time? When you know where tools can help you most, you can decide which tools best suit your needs. In this article I’ll address three t…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • 10 Changes to the Facebook Page Layout: What Marketers Need to Know
    Have you noticed some big changes in your Facebook Page layout? Do you know where to find everything? Earlier this year, Facebook announced a new design for Facebook Pages. It took a while to roll out, but most Page admins had it by June. In this ar…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 5 Google+ Tips to Improve Your Networking
    Are you wondering how to meet more people on Google+? Do you want to find and connect with influencers? Google+ offers important networking opportunities that set the stage for future partnerships. In this article I’ll share five ways to cultivate…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • Twitter Releases Organic Tweet Analytics: This Week in Social Media
    Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week? Twitter Introduces Organic Tweet Analytics: “For t…
    - 10 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • Facebook Ads: Creative Application to Help Your Marketing
    Have you been pondering using Facebook ads to promote your business? Did you know you can target your website visitors with Facebook ads? To learn how you can use Facebook ads to market your business, I interview Rick Mulready for this episode of the…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • How to Get More Leads With Creative Social Tactics
    Do you segment and track leads? Are you reaching the right people at the right time? Before customers buy your product or service, they go through a process of discovery, learning and understanding. Customizing your social tactics based on the buying…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 3 Steps to Create Podcasts With Google Hangouts On Air
    Are you thinking of starting a podcast? Have you considered using Google Hangouts On Air? Your podcasts don’t have to stop with basic audio files. Google Hangouts On Air offer ways to create audio, video and better SEO. In this article you’ll dis…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • 5 Google+ Marketing Tips From the Pros
    Are you struggling to figure out how to use Google+ to market your business? Looking for some tips and ideas? You’ve come to the right place. We asked 5 experienced social media professionals to share their best tips on Google+ for business with…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 8 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy
    Do you need help getting started with your social media marketing strategy? Do you know what to include? Goals and objectives guide your social media strategy to help you successfully connect with your customers. In this article I’ll share what you…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • How to Use Google Analytics Audience Data to Improve Your Marketing
    Do you need to learn more about the Audience reports in Google Analytics? Do you want to know more about your website visitors? Understanding the demographics, behaviors and interests of your website visitors improves your online marketing. In this a…
    - 14 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • How to Test Blog Post Titles With Twitter
    Are you choosing the best titles for your blog posts? Would you like an easy way to test headlines before you publish? Good titles lead to higher engagement and more click-throughs. In this article you’ll discover how to use Twitter to choose the b…
    - 14 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • 3 Tools to Better Manage Your Blogging Editorial Calendar
    Have you tried using a blog editorial calendar? Do you have a central place to track blog topic ideas, manage writers and schedule publish dates? Blogging is much easier when you have your content planned out. Knowing what you’ll write about and wh…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • How to Use the Facebook Pages to Watch to Track Competitors
    Do you know what your competitors are doing on Facebook? Have you used the Facebook Pages to Watch feature? Comparing what other Pages are doing on Facebook can give you useful information on current trends. In this article you’ll discover how to t…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • SlideShare on LinkedIn Profiles: This Week in Social Media
    Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week? LinkedIn Enables Users to Add SlideShare to LinkedIn…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 10:00am -

Lifehacker

  • newWunderlist Chrome Panel Makes Your To-Do List Easy and Unobtrusive
    Chrome: Wunderlist is our favorite to-do list app on Windows , Mac OS X and Linux . If you use Google Chrome, it just got easier than ever to access Wunderlist with a new extension that turns it into an always-open panel that doesn't clutter your s…
    - 43 mins ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • newClimatology Shows Average Weather Conditions in Any Place, Any Month
    Android: Travelling in the near future? Microsoft has created a new Android app to tell users what the weather is like in some part of the world in any month of the year. The app has a simple and easy interface, and is a good companion for frequent…
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • newThe Generic Foods and Ingredients Professional Chefs Choose to Buy
    We tend to think of generic products as a popular brand's less-cool little brother, but a recent study from the University of Chicago's Booth School shows that chefs are more likely to buy generic food and these are the foods they go generic with.Re…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • The Traveling Photographer's Fully Loaded Bags
    What people carry around with them every day is great, but sometimes it's nice to see what people need for more extended stays. Case in point, photographer Romain shares his loadout for a two week photography trip with Everyday Carry.Read more...
    - 13 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • Roll Your Sweat Pants like an Army Ranger to Save Packing Space
    It's always good to travel with at least one comfortable pair of sweat pants or pajama bottoms. If you're looking a slick, space-saving way to pack them, YouTuber CrazyRussianHacker is back to demonstrate how to roll your sweats Ranger-style.Read mo…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:00pm -
  • Fist Bumps Better Than Handshakes, Says Science
    I knew it! I knew it. Looks like Army of Two was onto something after all .Read more...
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:30pm -
  • Basic Home Security Systems are Not as Safe as You Might Think
    Many of us feel completely safe in a home protected by an automated security system, but security researchers Logan Lamb and Silvio Cesare found some easily replicated ways to get past some of the most popular security system brands.Read more...
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:30pm -
  • Drink Less Alcohol to Help Keep Mosquitoes Away
    They buzz in your ear, give you relentlessly itchy bites, and they are the world's biggest killer . Mosquitoes may go down in history as the worst pest of all time, and a recent study suggests that having a cold one could draw them to you.Read more.…
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Gawker I Need a Dollar: Should You Give to New York's Homeless?
    Gawker I Need a Dollar: Should You Give to New York's Homeless? | Gizmodo No One Knows What's Causing These Mysterious Radio Bursts From Space | Jalopnik Watch This Gas Station Clerk And 5-Time MMA Champion Destroy Robbers | Jezebel San Diego Comi…
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:35pm -
  • StatusDuck Stuffs Your Dock Into the Menu Bar
    Mac: The dock is an iconic part of OS X, but if you're not a fan, StatusDuck is an app that moves all your apps into the menu bar for easy access.Read more...
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:30pm -
  • Practice Self-Compassion to Improve How You Feel About Yourself
    I've been thinking about self-esteem lately, and how you can never have too much of it (or so I thought). I wanted to find out more about how self-esteem works and how to give it a boost when it's running low. I was surprised to find that self-este…
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • Get Better Advice by Being Clear with Your Priorities
    Asking someone for advice is always a little tough. Oftentimes, when you do, you'll get information you don't need, or someone will think you want them to make a decision for you. Writer Josh Kaufman suggests that you be clear with your priorities…
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:30pm -
  • "Diligence Isn't a Personality Type. It's a Skill You Learn"
    We like to think that certain skills are innate, but as writer Shawn Blanc reminds us, most skills needed to be creative and successful are learned over time.Read more...
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • Leave Your Future Self Notes to Reinforce Gratitude or Lessons Learned
    We know that our memories are, unfortunately, pretty crap . While there are ways to exercise your memory and improve it, blogger Joe Reddington suggests a simple alternative: send yourself notes from the past.Read more...
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:30pm -
  • Ask an Expert: All About Staying Fit for Busy People
    Admit it: at the end of a nine hour workday, you're more likely to plop down on the couch and watch some TV instead of going to the gym. How do people find the time to stay healthy while leading a busy life? Here to help answer that is Dick Talens…
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • Floatify Adds Customizable Pop-Up Notifications to Android
    Android: The notification shade is easily one of the best innovations that Android brings to mobile. However, it's not perfect for everyone. Floatify offers an alternative: pop up notifications that are even available in immersive mode.Read more...
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • This Chart Shows Which Companies Have the Best 401(k) Benefits
    Not all 401(k) plans are created equal. Some companies won't offer a match, some companies will match more than others. Bloomberg compared 401(k) options for 250 of the biggest U.S. companies to see which one offers you the best options for your mon…
    - 19 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • ​Check Your Restaurant Bill On Vacation to Avoid Double-Tipping
    It's great to travel to other countries, but different cultures handle tipping slightly differently . Double-check your bill to make sure you don't unwittingly tip your waiter twice.Read more...
    - 19 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • How to Be More Interesting When Meeting New People
    You might think that being interesting is an innate talent, or that it means you have to be the "life of the party." Neither of those things are necessarily true. If you want to leave a good impression, you don't have to make sure all eyes are on yo…
    - 20 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • Deals: $10 off $40 at Target, Optoma Projector, Ergonomic Keyboard
    If you don't mind running to your nearest Target store, you can take $10 off a $40 order today when you buy online, but pick up in-store. You can use this deal four times per account, giving you up to $40 in savings on video games, electronics, gro…
    - 20 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:46pm -
  • ​Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies Cards Break Down Creative Blocks
    We all encounter creative blocks from time to time. Writers suffer with writers' block, but people in all fields of work hit a wall every now and then. Oblique Strategies is a set of cards that offer a little creative inspiration when you need it mo…
    - 20 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:30pm -
  • ​Paint Grass to Avoid Crazy Homeowners Associations' "Brown Lawn" Fees
    Everyone wants a great-looking lawn, but things like the weather and a lack of time can get in the way. You can avoid fees from an overzealous homeowner's association with a quick paint job until you have time to deal with things properly.Read more.…
    - 21 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • Four Uses for Your Printer (Beyond Basic Paper)
    You can find a printer in almost every household that has a computer, but these machines are capable of printing on things beyond plain copy paper. Here are some of the best non-plain copy paper things you can do with your printer.Read more...
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • This DIY Wine Glass Rack Saves Space, Is Easy to Build
    If you're looking for a place to keep your wine glasses that doesn't take up space in your cabinets, this DIY wine glass rack was made from scrap wood, holds your wine glasses firmly, and looks great at the same time. Here's how to build one yoursel…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:30pm -
  • Three Quick Ways to Declutter in 10 Minutes
    Often "decluttering" comes with the connotation that the process will take all day (or days), and be mentally and physically exhausting. Apartment Therapy's Fay Wolf has three easy ways to declutter in just a couple of minutes: look over your towels…
    - 23 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:30pm -

ProBlogger

  • Create the Best Pay-Per-Click Landing Page in 7 Easy Steps
    This is a guest contribution from Poulami Ghosh of PPC Ads Management. If conversion rates really matter to you, you should be aware that every marketing campaign has to have a dedicated landing page. This is particularly true with regard to PPC wher…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:53pm -
  • Three Ways to Outperform Your Online Competition
    This is a guest contribution from Emma Henry of True Target Marketing. There’s no denying that plenty of us are trying to make a living on the internet. The good news is that it’s still early days when it comes to building a successful online bus…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:33pm -
  • How Social Media Can Affect Your Search Engine Rankings
    This is a guest contribution from digital media project manager Sandeep Sharma. Now more than ever, marketing experts are improving their marketing strategy with fewer resources, and they are shifting marketing budgets from traditional to digital tac…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:13pm -
  • How I Earned $15000 from The Problogger Job Board
    This is a guest contribution from Andy Nathan, of Smart at the Start. I have a secret formula for using the Problogger job board that will enthrall many, and bring others to tears with their boredom. That is OK! I do not want everyone to use what I a…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:01pm -
  • Content Isn’t King… Here’s What Is!
    Over the years I’ve heard many debates in the blogosphere about what is ‘king’. ‘Blogging is King’ was something many argued almost 10 years ago as it began to rise in popularity. ‘Content is King’ was the catch cry for many years… th…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 4:49pm -
  • 10 Ways to Exponentially Grow Your Traffic in 30 Days
    This is a guest contribution from Marcus Taylor of Venture Harbour. In Western cultures, there is a prevailing belief that you ‘work your way to the top’, ‘climb the ladder’, and make slow and steady efforts to achieve success. This way of th…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 4:33pm -
  • Top Tips to Help You Nail That Blogging Job Application
    This is a guest contribution from Steff Green, of WorkflowMax. Recently I wrote a post about my experiences as a company looking to hire another blogger for our team. Today I’m putting on my blogger hat and I’m looking at what the experience tau…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 5:59am -
  • Script Video Marketing Success with the Right Content
    This is a guest contribution from Amy Brown of Wordprax.com. Videos don’t have a magic wand, as believed by certain marketeers (both amateurs and seasoned ones).  Threading video marketing success is hard work, and requires a fair bit of creativi…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 3:08pm -
  • 5 Key Elements for a Successful Women’s Blog
    This is a guest contribution by Renee from Beautifille.com.  This year marks 10 years of my blogging career, and after starting several women’s blogs (some successful, some not), and being an avid reader of them myself, I’ve learn the key eleme…
    - 21 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 3:52pm -
  • 2 Simple Ways to Customise Your Facebook Updates
    Today I want to share a Facebook tip that I’m sure many ProBlogger readers will already know, but which I am sure some have not heard about. Every single time I share it, I get “wow, I never knew that!” comments. It’s all to do with how Face…
    - 22 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 3:27pm -
  • How I Got 180,000 Page Views in the First Month of Being Online
    This is a guest post from M. Farouk Radwan of optimistnet.com. In April 2014, I launched my social network www.optimistnet.com, and by the beginning of May we already had 180,000 page views and a few thousands registered users. Our Alexa Rank jumped…
    - 22 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 6:21am -
  • What You Need to Know About Your Stats if You Want to Work With Brands on Your Blog
    This is a guest contribution from Louisa Claire of Brand Meets Blog, a blogger outreach agency marrying brands with the bloggers who want to work with them. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by last week’s Partnering with Brands theme week,…
    - 22 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 2:25am -
  • Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Putting it All Together and Getting Started
      You have decided to work with brands on your blog to create a little income. Congratulations! You’re joining hundreds of thousands of others doing that very thing, and more than likely having a great time doing so. You’ve read all the advice,…
    - 24 days ago, 5 Jul 14, 2:48am -
  • Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Marketing Yourself
      Are you a blogger who has thought of maybe doing some sponsored work on your blog, but are wondering where all the opportunities are? Do you see other bloggers collaborating with brands and think there must be some magic list you need to be on to…
    - 26 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 3:51pm -
  • Partnering with Brands Theme Week: The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Media Kit
      You will have noticed this week we have learned how to reach out to brands for advertising and sponsorship on our blogs – and the best way to sell yourself is to have all your details in a handy, professional media kit. It shows that you’re se…
    - 27 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Ways to Collaborate and Earn an Income on Your Blog
    Today we welcome Nikki Parkinson, from Styling You, to chat about brand work on blogs. Nikki switched a 20-year journalism career for forging a path online with her fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog. One of Australia’s best, she’s won numerous a…
    - 28 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 3:23pm -
  • Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Advertising 101
    We kick off this week’s theme with Juanita Nessinger of Vertical Online Media – a total guru when it comes to all things advertising! You’ve started your blog, put in many long hours into nurturing it, growing it and building a following.  Con…
    - 28 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 2:05am -
  • Theme Week: Make Money on Your Blog by Partnering with Brands
    For all of you who have considered (or are already) partnering with brands on your blog, this week is for you. We give you the lowdown on: advertising on your blog – whom to approach, what kind of advertising works best, where to put ads for best v…
    - 31 days ago, 28 Jun 14, 5:17pm -
  • How to Plan an Editorial Calendar: Webinar
    Wondering what is the best way of setting up an editorial calendar? Itching to know what kind of posts work well, and what you should have more of? In this webinar (available in full on ProBlogger.com), you’ll see how Darren and the managing editor…
    - 34 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 4:32pm -
  • Blogging Like a Shark: 10 Secrets to Bootstrapping Your Blog into a Business
    This is a guest contribution from Matthew Capala of SearchDecoder.com. Shark bloggers are experts in their field of choice. However, they rarely call themselves experts or gurus. Skilled blogging pros, such as James Altucher, establish their authorit…
    - 36 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 3:23pm -

TED Talks

Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen
Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listenHave you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help you fix that. As the sound expert demonstrates some useful vo...From:TEDViews:280728…
- 11 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 1:39am -
Nicholas Negroponte: A 30-year history of the future
Nicholas Negroponte: A 30-year history of the futureMIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte takes you on a journey through the last 30 years of tech. The consummate predictor highlights interfaces and innova...From:TEDViews:106446 1501…
- 12 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 1:09am -
Heather Barnett: What humans can learn from semi-intelligent slime
Heather Barnett: What humans can learn from semi-intelligent slimeInspired by biological design and self-organizing systems, artist Heather Barnett co-creates with Physarum polycephalum, a eukaryotic microorganism that live...From:TEDViews:49…
- 13 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:07am -
George Takei: Why I love a country that once betrayed me
George Takei: Why I love a country that once betrayed meWhen he was a child, George Takei and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, as a "security" measure during World War II. 70 ...From:TEDViews:137280…
- 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:53pm -
Nikolai Begg: A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery
Nikolai Begg: A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgerySurgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find ou...From:TEDV…
- 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:27pm -
Ze Frank: Are you human?
Ze Frank: Are you human?Have you ever wondered: Am I a human being? Ze Frank suggests a series of simple questions that will determine this. Please relax and follow the prompts. Let...From:TEDViews:231865 4730ratingsTime:04:35More in…
- 13 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:19pm -

Search Engine Journal

Inside Adwords

  • Introducing Dynamic Sitelinks
    Whether it’s shopping for a TV or planning a trip, people perform multiple searches when completing activities online. Sitelinks have long helped to connect people to the content they’re looking for by linking to specific pages on your websites -…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:30pm -
  • Advertising on your schedule with AdWords Express
    Small businesses know the importance of being online, but running that first ad can be overwhelming. Google introduced AdWords Express to help small businesses start advertising online easily, without the need for daily management. Fast-forward nearl…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 3:01pm -
  • Scale your Shopping campaigns with bulk uploads and AdWords Editor
    With less than eight weeks left until regular Product Listing Ad (PLA) campaigns retire, we're excited that the majority of PLA advertisers have already started taking advantage of Shopping campaigns, and 85% of these have already fully upgraded. Adv…
    - 14 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 3:08pm -
  • A simpler way to manage your business locations in AdWords
    We’re excited to introduce upgraded location extensions, a better way to display your business locations in every ad by linking your Google My Business and AdWords accounts.Consumers increasingly look online for information such as driving directio…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 7:35pm -
  • Drive More App Installs and Engagement with New Ads on the AdMob Network
    Earlier this year, we announced a number of AdWords enhancements to our app promotion offering as part of a broader effort to connect consumers to relevant content, both on websites and apps.  Starting today, advertisers will be able to access many…
    - 34 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 10:35pm -
  • More Insights about Quality Score and the AdWords Auction
    People are happier with their search results, including the ads, when those results are relevant.  Advertisers are more successful when they show relevant ads, as they’re more likely to see engagement.  It’s with this in mind that we factor the…
    - 35 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 4:04pm -
  • Win the Digital Shelf with Our New Guide to Shopping Campaigns
    We introduced Shopping campaigns in February to make it easier for you to manage your Product Listing Ads (PLAs). In late August, Shopping campaigns will be the default campaign type for all PLA advertisers.To help retailers make the most of their Sh…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 4:00pm -
  • 2014 update to Google Shopping Products Feed Specification
    Over the past year the Google Shopping team has made improvements to help merchants sell their products with new ad formats and a new campaign type. These improvements would not have been possible without great product data from merchants to help bui…
    - 40 days ago, 19 Jun 14, 4:01pm -
  • New Study: Search Ads Lift Brand Awareness
    Everyone knows that search ads are for direct response, right?  But what if it turns out that search advertising also has a powerful effect on branding?That's exactly what we learned from a new meta-study run by Google and Ipsos MediaCT in 2013. We…
    - 43 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 5:47pm -
  • Help your business shine with Google My Business
    There’s one thing that lies at the heart of every business: customers. Customers are the reason why businesses flourish, and their shared passion for your craft is what makes running a business so rewarding. For many business owners, customers are…
    - 48 days ago, 11 Jun 14, 4:27pm -
  • New and Improved Content API for Shopping
    A few years ago, we introduced the Google Content API for Shopping to help you manage and update your Google Merchant Center product information programmatically and at scale. Today, we’re excited to announce a new version of this API, giving you m…
    - 53 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 4:02pm -
  • The Profit-Driven Marketer: Setting a New Standard for Performance
    What if your search investment could be managed as a profit center? A growing cadre of performance marketers are rethinking digital advertising basics like KPIs, budgets and customer journeys–all while driving maximum business value. We’re referr…
    - 61 days ago, 29 May 14, 4:00pm -
  • Improving Call-to-Action overlays and video reporting in AdWords for video
    Starting today,  Call-to-Action overlays on promoted YouTube videos will have a new look and feel across both desktop and mobile. The two lines of accompanying text will be gone leaving a single line call-to-action, giving more real estate to video…
    - 68 days ago, 22 May 14, 11:00pm -
  • Toll Brothers and Wayfair.com grow their businesses with in-market audiences
    What if you could connect with shoppers at the exact moment they're ready to buy?That's the idea behind in-market audiences a feature in the Google Display Network that we released last year.  With buying signals like sites visited, ads clicked, and…
    - 68 days ago, 22 May 14, 4:30pm -
  • Breaking Down the #1 Barrier to Brand Building Online
    As I’ve shared in the past, brands are starting to embrace digital in a big way, but there still remains one big hurdle to digital becoming the medium of choice for brands: measurement. This unsexy topic doesn’t win any awards at Cannes, but it i…
    - 69 days ago, 21 May 14, 4:00pm -
  • Dial Up Your Business with Higher Value Phone Calls
    In a constantly connected world, people rely on their mobile devices to engage with businesses on the go, at any time and from anywhere. From research to purchase, AdWords mobile click-to-call ads allow advertisers to connect with customers online in…
    - 71 days ago, 19 May 14, 11:15pm -
  • Analytics & AdWords Bulk Account Linking
    To maximize marketing investment and return, advertisers need insights into the effectiveness of their ads. However, gaining such insights is often overly cumbersome. This is why we’re pleased to announce that in the coming weeks, the Google Analyt…
    - 83 days ago, 7 May 14, 3:35pm -
  • New Research: Location Extends The Relevance of Search Ads
    4 out of 5 consumers say they want search ads to be customized to their city, zip code or immediate surroundings. That's one of the key findings to come from new research on local search conducted by Ipsos MediaCT and Purchased®. Google commissioned…
    - 84 days ago, 6 May 14, 5:34pm -
  • We’ve Got You Covered with Our New Guide to Keywords
    As people search for things on Google, advertisers target those searches, or queries, using keywords. The relationship between queries and keywords is at the heart of search advertising with AdWords.Do you have the right strategies in place in your a…
    - 84 days ago, 6 May 14, 4:01pm -
  • Boost your mobile ROI through smart mobile site design
    Mobile empowers consumers to connect with your business at anytime and from anywhere. But are you ready to be there for them in the moments that matter? To truly meet the needs of your customers, your mobile site experience should allow them to quick…
    - 96 days ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:59pm -
  • Sharing the latest AdWords innovations
    People are constantly connected, moving seamlessly between screens, sites and apps while on-the-go.  This makes the best ads more than just messages sent to various devices.  Instead, ads are now most effective when they connect people with the inf…
    - 98 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 5:02pm -
  • Step inside the future of AdWords
    Welcome to the Inside AdWords livestream! Today, Jerry Dischler, Vice President of Product Management, AdWords, announces the next generation of advertising innovations. Tune in to the livestream on YouTube or watch below. We look forward to engaging…
    - 98 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 3:04pm -
  • New upgrade option for Shopping campaigns
    Earlier this month, we shared a few success stories on Shopping campaigns, our new campaign type for Product Listing Ads (PLAs), and that the regular PLA campaign type will retire in late August 2014.To upgrade to Shopping campaigns, we encourage you…
    - 18 Apr 14, 7:21pm -
  • How Search Insights Can Inform Your Event Strategy
    Oscar Night. The Olympic Games. Bonnaroo. We think of produced events as finite moments in time. But as we saw with Bob Costas’ eye and “Adele Dazeem”, many of these “finite” moments actually create a much larger window of interest—and op…
    - 16 Apr 14, 10:00pm -
  • +Post ads now available to all advertisers and support Hangouts on Air
    Last December, we introduced +Post ads to a limited number of advertisers as a new way to amplify content and create conversations across the web. +Post ads let you to take a piece of your public Google+ content, like a photo or video, and turn it in…
    - 16 Apr 14, 1:14pm -

PPC Hero

Social Fresh

  • 4 Overlooked Tools and Tips for Multi-Contributor Blogs
    For the past five years I have been managing the Blogging4Jobs community recognized as the #1 HR & Recruiting blog on the Internet according to Forbes. In that time we’ve been able to grow the regular contributors from three to over twenty-five whi…
    - 23 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:24pm -
  • How Nicki Minaj leveraged social media to sell 25k units of perfume overnight
    When A-List celebrities invest time into building massive online communities, it only makes since for them to find ways to creatively share their art, products and services with them, right? After all, they’re more than entertainers – they’re…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 8:09pm -
  • Blogs Are Not the Only Type of Owned Content, Meet the Microcontent Hub
    Carrie Kerpen (@carriekerpen) is the CEO and co-founder of Likeable Media. She was our opening presenter at the most recent Social Fresh social media conference, in Orlando July 16-18, 2014. Her session focused on owned media, and the value of bring…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:38am -
  • 10 Tips to Break Your Productivity Slump 
    There’s a debilitating disease affecting nearly one in three creatives on the planet. They call it a slump, and if you’re one of the millions of suffering each year, you know that it’s a feeling that completely alters your state of being, with…
    - 14 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 12:45pm -
  • How To Use Social Sharing Buttons To Increase Email Marketing Results
    The idea of maximizing an email marketing campaign can be a hard slog. While this form of marketing is the best-converting sales channel, according to numerous reports, practices are constantly evolving. Wondering why? Because of the social era. What…
    - 18 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:11pm -
  • How to add audio to your Instagram photos
    Who says that pictures have to be silent? While Instagram has made it easy to shoot, edit, and upload short 15 second videos, sometimes you don’t really want to share video but you still want audio attached to a photo. Now before, you might have h…
    - 20 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 3:52am -
  • These 3 brands actually get employee advocacy
    For many moons they only called employees promoting the brand the Sales Team. Today, any employee can influence their personal network during the purchase process. Employee advocacy is a measurable approach to growing word of mouth sales while keepin…
    - 21 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 10:39am -
  • Don’t Be Social, Be Human
    HubSpot asked me to do a follow up interview to my BOLD talk on creativity from last year’s INBOUND conference. At the intersection of HubSpot’s inbound marketing approach and my belief that social is most certainly making the world a better pla…
    - 25 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 1:29am -
  • 8 People You Should Follow on Twitter Right Now
    With 255 million monthly active users and more than 500 million Tweets sent per day, Twitter is a noisy place. It’s not easy to find quality people to find, learn and grow from. While lists do a great job of curating people around a number of top…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 10:51am -
  • The Volume of #WorldCup Conversation on Twitter – USA vs. Germany
    As the entire world watches over Brazil and the 2014 World Cup, here in the US it feels like there’s never been more excitement around the most popular sport in the world. The USA vs.Germany match today offers a perfect storm of social TV opportuni…
    - 33 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 4:51pm -

Boom Social

  • How to Choose The Right Keywords For Your LinkedIn Profile
    How to choose the right keywords for your Linkedin profile… LinkedIn is by far the biggest professional social network in the world. Even though we can see through signs from Facebook that they probably won’t let LinkedIn be alone on this market,…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 11:54am -
  • 25 Things Small Businesses Need to Know From Facebook’s Q2 Earnings Call
    It’s clear why less people are seeing the updates you post on Facebook. During the World Cup, your content was competing for news feed space with 3 billion engagements generated solely from the tournament. There are now over 1.28b people and 30m b…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:51pm -
  • Little Known Ways To Sell On Instagram
    Instagram clearly isn’t set up for e-commerce transactions. Yet in spite of this, did you know there are many businesses and individuals who are successfully selling directly from the platform? This blog post will look at some of the ways people a…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 9:30am -
  • How to Split Test Facebook Ads To Get REAL Results
    Split testing is an important strategy for all areas of your web marketing.  It allows you to test two variations of something – like your website, email or ad copy – to see which performs better. Also known as A/B testing, split testing can re…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 9:30am -
  • How To Create Amazing Graphics With Phone Apps
    Did you know there are many free and low-cost phone apps that can help you easily create amazing graphics for your blog or social media? You don’t have to invest tons of money or time into creating image quotes, memes or even logos with all the fa…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 9:30am -
  • How To Set Up Twitter Cards and Why You Should Do So
    Whether you have set up Twitter Cards or not, you have likely seen them in action on your Twitter feed. They take a plain, text-only tweet and expand it into something that stands apart from other tweets, capturing interest and increasing click-thro…
    - 18 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:30am -
  • YouTube Around The World [Infographic]
    When it comes to watching videos on the internet, YouTube has always been the go to platform. It is universally popular all over the world and most people are surprised to learn that 60% of YouTube’s 1 billion monthly viewers come from users who d…
    - 20 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • 5 Easy Ways to Sell On Social Media Using Images
    The topic of using social media to sell your products or services is one that is covered often by pretty much every social media ‘expert’ out there. But selling on social media using images? That’s not something that gets nearly as much attent…
    - 22 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 9:30am -
  • 29 Bizarre Things People Who Are Addicted To Social Media Do
    For anyone who has doubts that social media addiction is actually a ‘thing’, think again. A study by Harvard University researchers showed that the act of disclosing information about oneself on social media – even trivial things like what you…
    - 27 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • 20 Ways to Save HOURS of Social Media Time
    Who doesn’t struggle with having enough time when it comes to managing their business and social media presences, right? IFTTT is an easy-to-use automation tool that allows you to build or select ‘recipes’ for your social media tasks that will…
    - 33 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 9:30am -

Razor Social

  • How to Simplify Google Analytics Reporting
    When you look at all your Google Analytics data, does it make your head hurt? Google Analytics is very useful but it includes an awful lot of information. Whenever you talk to anyone about Analytics, they always feel they should be doing more in th…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • How to Make Your Own Animation with GoAnimate
    Are you putting off creating animated videos because they cost thousands of dollars to produce? Many companies have spent a lot of money creating animated videos – and good luck to them – but you don’t need to spend that much any more. How doe…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:31am -
  • Why Facebook Application Providers will Disappear!
    Have you noticed that a lot of Facebook application providers aren’t focusing on Facebook alone any more?  They still provide functionality to support Facebook, but it’s not just about Facebook now. Why is this, and should we be concerned? We w…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • How to Perform a Hashtag Search Across Multiple Channels
    When you run a conference, event or Twitter chat, how do you monitor the traffic that is generated across multiple channels? Do you know how to track conversations across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram? The initial question came up after a discus…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • How to Use Twtrland to Build Influence on Twitter
    Are you looking to analyze your competitors on social media? Identify influencers? Analyze your own performance?  Become influential yourself? Twtrland is a really powerful tool for social media analytics, with a primary focus on Twitter.  By ident…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 10:55am -
  • Blogging for Profit? 5 Sure-Fire Ways Tools Will Help
    Are you using the right tools to turn all your writing into profit?   Blogging can be hugely beneficial to your business if you approach it the right way and use the right tools.  So, on 24th of July, we will partner up with the wonderful Kim Gar…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • SEO Report: How to Track Blog Performance on Google
    Was it worth spending all that time on your latest blog post?   You wrote it, you got some shares, and you maybe even got a couple of comments, but then nothing happens.  You get no more traffic, and the post is forgotten about.   How does that fe…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • How to Use SocialOomph for Social Media Management
    Are you looking for a social media management tool that provides good automation options? SocialOomph has some really useful functionality, particularly around the area of social media automation.  You might not need all of the functionality all th…
    - 18 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • Do You Need An Email Marketing or a Marketing Automation Tool?
    Email marketing tools are typically inexpensive and marketing automation tools are generally very expensive.  So which one do you need?   Do you need to invest $500 per month for a great marketing automation tool, or $50 per month for a good email…
    - 20 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 10:02am -
  • How To Increase Facebook Organic Reach
    Are you noticing that fewer and fewer of your Facebook fans are seeing your content (i.e. your Facebook organic reach is going down)? Well, you’re not alone.  The vast majority of your Facebook fans do not see your content unless you pay for them…
    - 22 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 10:00am -

Socialnomics

Social Media Explorer

  • newA leader in thought does not make you a thought leader
    In the post “Is your ego driving your social presence”), I asked how often you focus on being a thought leader as an indicator of whether or not ego is driving your presence. This is a pretty big topic that likely will bring up mixed feelings, so…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • Is Your Ego What’s Really Driving Your Social Presence?
    Have you ever stopped to think about why you’ve developed a social presence for yourself? I mean really stopped and asked, why am I doing this? Is this for me? Or is this for them? Many of us would probably answer that we are there to serve others,…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 3 Ways you’re Sabotaging the Sale
    When it comes to closing the deal, you could be your own worst enemy. Not happy with your sales numbers? Is your site not converting at the rate you need? Don’t blame the leads (The leads aren’t weak, you’re weak!). Instead, the answer could be…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • Be the editor of your brand
    There are about a thousand ways to say what I need to say today: Less is more. Never add, always subtract. Pare it down. I’ve recently decided that we could all use a good editor. It’s easy to believe that pushing out new content several times a…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • There Is No Reason To Like A Facebook Page
    Full disclosure: I “like” 256 brand pages on Facebook. Further disclosure: I actually don’t like how the majority of those 256 Pages are using Facebook. A cursory glance shows that many of these Pages haven’t posted a thing in several months,…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • Why are companies so horrible at communicating?
    In the last few months, I’ve had numerous real-life interactions with companies and front-line employees. And one thing is clear: companies suck at communicating in real life. This revelation begs the following question: how can they ever possibly…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • Content Lessons From The Real Pros
    The song list at a Dwight Yoakam concert reminds us that different audiences require different content for your content marketing to be ultimately successful.       Related StoriesBe the editor of your brand3 Ways Quizzes can drive social tr…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 3 Ways Quizzes Can Drive Social Traffic Back to Your Site
    One struggle I see marketers dealing with on a consistent basis is driving social traffic back to their websites. A lot of content either performs well on your domain or performs well in the social world, but bridging the gap is difficult. One soluti…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • How Sococo is Completely Transforming the Virtual Office
    One of the biggest challenges within a remote work environment is how to encourage the natural collaboration that would happen inside of an office environment. This is one of the things SME has been trying to figure out for the last couple of years.…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • Paralysis of Choice
    It’s overwhelming isn’t it? All of the choices, developments, options, approaches, strategies, opportunities, challenges. Marketing today is really a lot to process. There are new tools, channels, strategies, platforms (and so on!) being released…
    - 14 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • Tech Support Just Got Easier, Safer
    Clickwithmenow solves a big problem in tech support and screen sharing. It allows you do accomplish it without surrendering security and privacy for the customer.        CommentsGreat piece Falls. Great tool by Aaron PerlutOlark also has a…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 10:00am -

Re/code

Copyblogger

  • No Blog Traffic? Here’s a Simple Strategy to Seduce Readers and Win Clients
    You sit down at your desk. You start your computer. You check Google Analytics and your email provider dashboard. A deep sigh escapes from your soul. Why is your number of email subscribers still so low? Why aren’t readers flocking to your blog? An…
    - 14 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • Pamela Wilson Is Now Working With the Copyblogger Team
    I am so pleased to announce that Pamela Wilson is going to be working with the Copyblogger Media team on some cool new projects. You may know Pamela from her many Copyblogger posts, or from her business, Big Brand System, where she gives out lots of…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Master This Storytelling Technique to Create an Irresistible Content Series
    In this cold, hard, commercial world, everyone is looking for answers online. We are all “searchers” looking for the best way to solve a problem or satisfy a desire. And we are ruthless … We make split-second decisions about clicking a hea…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Lessons Learned While Content Marketing for an Early-Stage Startup
    If you’re marketing for an early-stage startup, every second counts. Any mistake is a massive setback. Setbacks ultimately lose potential customers. During our content marketing journey with Spectafy, a real-time photo sharing app, we made plenty o…
    - 20 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • The Prepared Writer’s Process for Creating Excellent Content Every Day
    I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately, I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning. ~ William Faulkner Authors often claim that writing a book is like having a baby — both in effort and length of time. Since I’ve done both myself, I would p…
    - 21 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 1:00pm -

TopRank Blog

The Future Buzz

  • Soon Everyone Will Own A Smartphone
    I previously shared research on smartphone ownership that showed more than 50% of Americans own a smartphone. In that post I noted the day will come sooner rather than later that everyone has one: of all ages and demographics.Soon Everyone Will Own A…
    - 21 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 6:13pm -
  • Movie Attendance Plummets: 43% Decline In Y/Y for July 4
    We've been sharing data related to the decline of people physically going to the movie theater to watch movies for several years, while also showing consistent increases in users streaming content to the comfort (and high quality screens) of their…
    - 22 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 6:04pm -
  • Initial Data (And Common Sense) Is In: MJ Legalization = Positive
    Despite some people who have either a biased, uninformed or simply out of touch view on marijuana reform, the US is finally moving forward with the logical step of legalization. We already know from historic experience that prohibition just doesn't w…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 5:46pm -
  • Digital Agencies: Include Analytics Access In Your Agreements
    I've been on several speaking circuits this year (thus why I've been posting less than usual lately) but finally back in the office and settling into a more normal routine.Digital Agencies: Include Analytics Access In Your Agreements is from The Futu…
    - 41 days ago, 18 Jun 14, 7:23pm -
  • Streaming Video Outpacing Movie Theater Revenue
    All I can say is: good. Movie theaters are overpriced, unclean, offer absurdly marked up / unhealthy snacks and have not innovated at all in the last ...well, as long as I have been alive.Streaming Video Outpacing Movie Theater Revenue is from The Fu…
    - 54 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 5:35pm -

Socialmouths

  • Tips and Tricks to Make A Video Go Viral
    Many people want to know the big secret to make a video go viral, but the truth is, there is no magic trick. There is a clear formula and plenty of tips and tricks to make videos, gifs, Tumblr accounts, or pretty much anything go viral. Jonah Berge…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:23pm -
  • 5 Things to Consider When Monitoring Your Brand on Twitter
    A couple of weeks ago we talked about ways to change what people say about your brand online, to continue in that line, this week we’ll discuss a few things you need to consider when monitoring your brand on Twitter, again in collaboration with Men…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 4:42pm -
  • Video in Email? Here is What You Need to Know
    Video is becoming one of the most important content formats online for many reasons, it’s easier to consume for users, it offers many opportunities for great distribution, it allows your brand to be more human, it’s a great way to implement story…
    - 21 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 3:35pm -
  • 9 Ways to Change What People Are Saying About You Online
    If you’re a SaaS startup like Mention, you probably receive a real mix of incoming messages that span the entire emotional spectrum — from absolute head over heals in love with your brand or product, to not so happy with a current bug. You may ev…
    - 27 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 3:03pm -
  • How to Increase YouTube Engagement [Infographic]
    Many business that produce content as a marketing initiative are looking for alternatives to jump into different types of media and new channels of distribution to reach their potential customer. Vine, Instagram, even Tumblr. But even though some h…
    - 50 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 2:49pm -
  • 10 Tips to Improve Your Pinterest Marketing Strategy
    Did you know 69% of online consumers who visit Pinterest have a clear intention of purchasing products? So, are you making Pinterest part of the social media marketing strategy for your business? If not, it’s still a huge opportunity for brand…
    - 53 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 3:44pm -
  • 6 Tactics for More Email Subscribers and Safer Money
    It’s not about Facebook and Twitter. Seems like a shocking thing to say on a blog about social media, right? Well, it’s true. Take a look at the homepage of this blog. Take a look at the sidebar. The most valuable real estate is not given to soci…
    - 56 days ago, 3 Jun 14, 3:15pm -
  • A Look Inside Facebook Audience Insights [Video]
    Earlier this month, Facebook announced a new tool called Facebook Audience Insights, with the objective to help marketers learn more about their target audiences, before actually running a campaign. I’ve been waiting for this and I finally got it…
    - 62 days ago, 28 May 14, 3:08pm -
  • Send Your Email Subscribers to Different Landing Pages [Infographic]
    List Segmentation is one of the most critical aspects of email marketing. You should always be looking at ways to separate your email subscribers into different categories, for example people that have previously purchased products from you, people…
    - 63 days ago, 27 May 14, 3:47pm -
  • 5 Creative Ways to use Social Media for Your Business

    - 70 days ago, 20 May 14, 2:15pm -

Top Dog Social Media

  • 5 Easy Steps To Organize Your Prospects & Build Relationships Using LinkedIn’s Relationship Tab [Infographic]
    Have you ever wondered how many of your connections are clients, leads or potential prospects? Do you forget to send follow up emails to some of your prospects? Perhaps you regularly lose the notes that you have collected on your hottest leads? Or ha…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 5:54pm -
  • 19 LinkedIn Mistakes That Make Me Pull My Hair Out
    If you aren’t getting the results you are looking for, it’s highly possible you’re making one (or several) LinkedIn mistakes that are turning off potential clients. Turning people off doesn’t always have to provoke a dramatic response that in…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 5:37pm -
  • 5-Step Content Marketing Checklist
    Do you have a content marketing plan for your business? Would you like to create blog posts people get value from and will share? Blogging for business is so much more than writing an article and throwing it up on your website. It encompasses a lot o…
    - 20 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 3:25pm -
  • 5 Ways To Maximize Reach With Content Marketing & LinkedIn
    I often have people tell me at speaking events, “Melonie I just haven’t got any business from LinkedIn.” Do you struggle with trying to figure out how to actually build relationships or get results on LinkedIn? One of the keys to a successful L…
    - 27 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 4:22pm -
  • 7 Steps To Creating A Social Media Strategy For Your Business
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once stated that “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Basically this is a nice way of saying that if you don’t have a plan to follow through on your goals, you are wasting your time. This was never truer than in the…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 6:03pm -
  • LinkedIn Company Page Vs Personal Profile: Which Is Better?
    By far, one of the most popular questions I get from people is, “How do I get more leverage from my LinkedIn company page?” Many “social media experts” will jump at every chance to defend any aspect of the online social world but I’m going…
    - 34 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 2:59pm -
  • What Is Social Selling and Will It Work For You?
    Are you interested in generating more leads, prospects and sales using social media but don’t know where to start? Have you invested time and maybe even money into marketing on social media, but just have seen the kind of results you hoped for? Soc…
    - 35 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 12:54am -
  • LinkedIn History: The Road To 300+ Million Members
    Watching the rise of social networks replicates a lot of the excitement that surrounded the dot com bubble but without the burst, at least not yet. It almost seems like to be a billion dollar company, you have to have started in your parent’s garag…
    - 41 days ago, 18 Jun 14, 5:00am -
  • The Guide To Social Media Time Management
    Do you struggle with social media time management? Are you spending more time than necessary and not getting the results you want? Most people tend to waste a lot of time on social media because the process they have to complete those tasks takes muc…
    - 48 days ago, 11 Jun 14, 11:50am -
  • The Secret To Getting Found On Page 1 of LinkedIn Search
    When B2B professionals hear that LinkedIn is 277% more effective for lead generation (aka social selling) than Facebook or Twitter, they quickly realize LinkedIn is not a tool that can be ignored. Despite this impressive statistic, there is a problem…
    - 55 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 5:00am -

Simply Measured

  • Measuring Twitter Brand Awareness: How to Define Your Golden Ratios
    A recent study by the Social Media Marketing University showed that 4 out of 5 brands use Twitter as a tool to increase awareness of their products and services. If you’re one of those 4 out of 5 brands, then your main focus on Twitter isn’t…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:56pm -
  • Instagram and Twitter May Pair Better Than We Thought
    Instagram links don’t perform well on Twitter, right? This is the assumption social media marketers have made for the last year, and it’s backed up by the data…or it was. Recently, Twitter updated its activity dashboard. Among other things, thi…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 7:48pm -
  • Managing a Growing Social Media Team Using Analytics and Data
    It can be tough to keep tabs on what your entire team is doing on social media – especially if many brands live under your company umbrella. You know your team members are mapping their activities to your brand’s larger goal, but how can you k…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 9:45pm -
  • Colt 45′s Instagram And Twitter Strategies: Rappers, America, And Hidden Treasure
    In a recent post, I mentioned that Pabst Brewing Company’s @coltfortyfive gathered more Potential Impressions than even its much-beloved and well-followed brother, Pabst Blue Ribbon, between July 3 and July 18. How could that be, I wondered, wh…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 7:53pm -
  • Potential Impressions vs. Actual Impressions: Which Should You Measure?
    Since Twitter updated its activity dashboard to include actual impression data, I’ve heard one question from a lot of social media marketers: Should my team focus on potential impressions, or actual impressions? It’s a good question, albeit a t…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:27pm -
  • How To Anticipate And Answer Your Boss’s Biggest Social Campaign Questions
    Raise your hand if these sound familiar: How’s that social media campaign coming along? Why aren’t we seeing more sales from social media? Is it really worth doing customer service on social media? Then have we got a whopper of a treat for you s…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:01pm -
  • 11 Beer Brands on Twitter: Pabst Brewing Company’s Tailored Tactics
    When I began researching Pabst Brewing Company, I was surprised by the breadth of their brand portfolio. From PBR to Colt 45, the Los Angeles-based beer behemoth is home to more than 20 beers, including many beloved regional brews like Rainier for th…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 10:48pm -
  • The Meeting Theory: How to Time Your Tweets Down to the Minute
    Scheduling your Tweets is an art form. First, you have to pick the piece of content, then craft the copy, the CTA, build the link and finally send it off. In the past, I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on the intricacies of that last step. I ran te…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 3:57pm -
  • Why You Should Start Measuring Social Media Now Instead Of Later
    Things getting crazy at work? Entering your busy season? No time to add an extra step to your social media strategy or daily workload? Actually, it’s just the right time. Just the right time to turn on the data. Because here’s the thing: when y…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:59pm -
  • LinkedIn’s Newsle Acquisition, Or Why Building A True LinkedIn Strategy Is Vital Now
    LinkedIn’s recent acquisition of Newsle, what’s been described as a Google Alert for your professional life, is just one more way the network is attempting to enable success for its users. It’s also the reason why LinkedIn is (or should be) so…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 4:31pm -

SEO Buzz World

  • Proven Content Marketing Tips for Startups
    There are a lot of ways how businesses and companies are advertising their products and services. And some may find content marketing online as an effective way to advertise their products and services. Success of technology has given a lot of opport…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 8:47am -
  • WP Pinner: Auto-Post Images from WordPress to Pinterest
    Many people who use WordPress for the first time are surprised when they find out that the most popular blogging platform doesn’t work as well as it should be with popular social media websites such as Pinterest. Thankfully, this can be changed by…
    - 22 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 7:20pm -
  • Google Panda 4.0: Losers and Gainers List
    Google Panda 4.0 is all about the content updation of the website and mainly aimed to weed out the thin quality content and boost up the high quality content sites. It has shaken up many big brands from their root. Check out the list of most gainers…
    - 25 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 4:45pm -
  • Blogger Outreach: The Next Big Thing
    Blogger outreach is a next big thing happening in SEO world. It is process to contact with your industry influentials and built up a network to increase your online visibility.Blogs are considered as a third most influential digital resources and acc…
    - 25 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 4:36pm -
  • Lead Generation through Social Media: How to Do?
    As per the marketing survey, it is clearly stated that lead generation is the prime concern for any business and Social media is suggested as a powerful tool in this regard. 30% of the total visits on our website come from the social media only.Here…
    - 25 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 4:28pm -
  • Reverse Image Promotion: What to do?
    Reverse Image search is a search engine technique to locate the original source information of an image.Reverse Image Promotion is a process in which you are supposed to get a backlink on your site or could ask for a due credit if anyone is using you…
    - 26 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 9:46am -
  • Make Money Online: A Step-by-Step Guide to Monetizing Your Blog
     Step-by-Step Guide to Monetizing Your BlogThe post Make Money Online: A Step-by-Step Guide to Monetizing Your Blog appeared first on SEO Buzz World.
    - 19 Apr 14, 2:35pm -

Marketing Land

  • Marketing Day: More Google Glass Apps, Zillow Buys Trulia & The Retargeting Trap
    Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Google Glass App Landscape (Finally) Showing Signs Of Growth It has a long, long way to go to riv…
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:01pm -
  • AT&T Beefs Up ‘It Can Wait’ Campaign With #X Hashtag Promotion
    Likely, you’ve seen AT&T’s “It Can Wait” texting and driving campaign. Today, working with MRY, AT&T has relaunched its “It Can Wait” website and is giving heavy emphasis to #X, the symbol it hopes becomes the standard for telling people…
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:47pm -
  • Google Glass App Landscape (Finally) Showing Signs Of Growth
    It has a long, long way to go to rival app stores like those for Android and iOS (and I doubt it’ll ever rival their size, actually), but the Google Glass app landscape is finally starting to show signs of life. There are hundreds of apps available…
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:13pm -
  • Roost Enables Web Push Notifications, Coming Soon To Mobile Browsers
    A company called Roost has developed publisher push notifications for PC web browsers. This offers a potential new channel to deliver content or marketing messages via the browser (which can complement or substitute for email). But what’s even more…
    - 19 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:38pm -
  • Zillow Buys Rival Trulia For $3.5 Billion In Stock
    The rumor that real estate site Zillow was buying its chief rival Trulia surfaced last week in a Bloomberg report. This morning it was confirmed. Zillow and Trulia’s boards had approved a $3.5 billion stock-for-stock transaction. Both companies a…
    - 23 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:50pm -
  • Turn Your Blog Into A Learning Center To Win At Content Marketing
    With the rise of business-blogging success in content marketing, it seems like every company has hopped on the bandwagon, which could be a great thing for audiences everywhere. Unfortunately, many companies are still missing the mark by using their b…
    - 23 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:48pm -
  • The Retargeting Trap: How Targeting Conversions Hurts ROI
    Data are wonderful things. Properly applied, data can provide insights into where to trim budget and where to increase it. Data will indicate what’s working versus what’s not, what’s a signal versus what’s an outlier. And, data help to determ…
    - 24 hours ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:07pm -
  • Cool Janrain Tool Shows The Data You Expose When You Log In Socially
    We all do it, likely without much thought. We use our social media — or other digital — identities to log into multiple websites daily. It’s quick, convenient and saves us the hassle of creating another username and password. But if you are con…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:58pm -
  • Marketing Day: Google Updates Local Search, Content Marketing Metrics & More
    Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Google “Pigeon” Local Search Algorithm Launches Last night, Google pushed out a major local s…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:55pm -
  • Google “Pigeon” Local Search Algorithm Launches
    Last night, Google pushed out a major local search algorithm update. The update has been pushed out to U.S. English based search results and seems to have had enough of a significant update that many SEOs, webmasters and local business owners have ta…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:04pm -

Daily Blog Tips

  • newNine More Blogging Milestones to Celebrate
    A while back, I wrote Nine Blogging Milestones to Celebrate, starting with “Getting Your Blog Up and Running” and finishing with “Getting a ‘Thank You’ Email from a Reader”. It’s been great to hear from DailyBlogTips readers over the pa…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 9:11am -
  • What Makes DailyBlogTips Readers Choose YOUR Blog?
    Last week, I asked you what makes you choose to read a blog regularly. Is it the useful content? The professional design? The engaging writing style? Or something else entirely? Lots of you responded with great, thoughtful comments. I’ve picked f…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:07pm -
  • Five Sure-Fire Ways to Come Up With Great Ideas for Your Blog
    Do you struggle to come up with ideas for your blog? Most bloggers do – at least from time to time. You might have had loads of ideas when you started out, but if you’ve been blogging for several months (or even several years), it can be tough to…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:10pm -
  • The Four Crucial Skills Every Blogger Needs to Develop

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