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  • newFacebook Regulates Link Posts, Here’s How You’re Affected
    We all want our content to perform well, and as marketers, we sometimes worry too much about making our content clickable rather than valuable. By manipulating headlines or purposely leaving out details to encourage clickthroughs…The post Facebook…
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:47pm -
  • 3 Outstanding Use Cases for Branded Hashtags on Instagram
    Used in everything from daily online conversations to national commercials and billboards, hashtags have become a key element of marketing campaigns. And while popular among social media users, hashtags are used differently depending on the platfor…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:23pm -
  • Take Your Content Marketing to the Next Level With Vine
    There’s a lot of pressure on marketers today when it comes to content marketing. Not only are you tasked with creating campaigns that resonate and provide value, but also spread through shares, likes, retweets, and…The post Take Your Content Mar…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 2:06pm -
  • Essential Tools and Tips for Branded Content on Instagram
    While only a small number of hand-picked partners have been selected to run sponsored photos on Instagram, the company’s methodical approach to advertising seems to be paying off. Not only is branded content resonating with…The post Essential To…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 2:42pm -
  • Taking Social Listening Beyond Brand Mentions
    Once you have a social strategy in place, the heart of good social networking is in refining that strategy to be sure you’re making the best possible use of your social resources. The trouble is…The post Taking Social Listening Beyond Brand Ment…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 3:54pm -
  • New Guidelines for Dealing With Facebook Ratings and Reviews
    Businesses relied heavily on word-of-mouth marketing before the days of Twitter and Facebook. But rather than replace personal recommendations, the global adoption of social media has made word-of-mouth marketing much more prevalent and actionable fo…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 2:44pm -
  • Creative Ways Brands Are Using Snapchat to Engage Fans
    It’s no surprise that the number of brands using Snapchat is increasing. As the time-sensitive, image-based social app becomes more popular among consumers, marketers are finding new ways of integrating it into their strategies. Plus,…The post C…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 1:50pm -
  • What Community Managers Should Look For In Read-Later Apps
    With more social media channels promoting news and shared content among their members, community managers can come across tons of fascinating reading material each day. They have to be experts of time management, which often means…The post What C…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:53pm -
  • How Brands Use Amplify and What’s Next for Video on Twitter
    Twitter has already proven to be a valuable asset to the entertainment industry as a majority of online public conversations around TV currently take place on the social platform. But as video becomes an even…The post How Brands Use Amplify and Wh…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:56pm -
  • Verified Accounts: Are You Using These Twitter Features?
    The social teams behind prominent public figures and popular brands face unique challenges when it comes to their social media presence. Not only do you manage an incredibly high volume of incoming messages from fans,…The post Verified Accounts: A…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:31pm -

Convergent1

  • 5 Qualities Of A Successful Advertising Agency
    There are many firms in the market, which makes it somewhat challenging for business owners to choose the right advertising agency. Fortunately, there are traits that all successful advertisers have. By simply watching out for these qualities when se…
    - 33 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:15am -
  • 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…
    - 41 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • 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…
    - 49 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 11:06am -
  • 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…
    - 54 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 9:33am -
  • 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…
    - 56 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 12:20pm -
  • 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…
    - 84 days ago, 10 Jun 14, 10:03am -
  • 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…
    - 92 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 2:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 95 days ago, 30 May 14, 9:32am -
  • 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…
    - 97 days ago, 28 May 14, 3:27pm -
  • 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…
    - 14 May 14, 4:52pm -

Social Media Today

  • new#Circloscope: Free Tool to Grow Your Google+ Audience
    Google+ is a great social network and one which most people are now turning to, in the hope of boosting their SEO. One of the main unique features for Google+ users is the ability to create circles and with this new, free tool called Circloscope, thi…
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:00am -
  • newNew Dashboard from Pinterest to Keep Track of Your Marketing Success
    Pinterest has launched new Analytics dashboard for the interested brands who like to see how their promoted pins are performing on the platform. The revamped dashboard design is easier to use and understand. Hope that the brands will be benefited fro…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:30am -
  • new5 Scientific Secrets to Get More Instagram Followers
    Getting followers on Instagram isn't easy and there are things about this rapidly growing social network that a lot of users still don't know. Revealing five scientifically backed secrets about Instagram that will help you use the network better and…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:00am -
  • How to Drive Sales With Content Marketing
    Traditional sales and marketing tactics were mainly focused on pushing a message, pushing a meeting, pushing a contact. Content marketing is focused on the pull. It is about getting yourself distributed, so that when you customers come looking for wh…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • 3 Ways to Find Your Target Audience on Social Media
    One of the first questions any business needs to know when looking to build their social media presence is, "What platforms should we be active on?" The answer, of course, is wherever your target audience is, but how do you work that out? Here's thre…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • The Overview of Mobile Apps Market: Why You Should Enter Now
    The mobile app economy was worth $53 billion in 2012, and the forecast for 2016 is that it will grow to $143 billion. The figures vary slightly from researcher to researcher but the fact is that mobile is really big. Revenue is generated through in-a…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • How to Merge Duplicate Facebook Pages
    Here's how to deal with duplicates pages on Facebook, either from your own organization’s mishaps, excited fan communities, or even copycats.
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • We Need an "Internet of Not Only Customers"
    CRM software vendors tout a similar story-line. “Focus on customers,” they all basically say. SalesForce, for example, advocates creating an “Internet of Customers” and become a “Customer Company.” But paradoxically, customer fixation may…
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • How to Champion the Visual Discovery Tool Pinterest
    The platform from its inception made quite the buzz in the world of social media networking. Pinterest’s popularity in 2012 exploded as the fastest site in history to break through the 10 million unique visitor mark. In the same year, the company b…
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • Social Media Policies and More: Managing Digital Era Risks
    You need to be prepared to manage the risks associated with operating in the digital era regardless of whether social media and other digital technologies are part of your organization’s strategic agenda. It is critical that you ensure your policie…
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • Is Content Marketing a Definitive Strategy for SEO Success?
    Content marketing is imperative for SEO. Researching keywords, creating engaging content, maintaining blogs, relevant links, using Google Analytics to measure content performance, utilizing social media networks to promote content: these are some of…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 6:00am -
  • How to Use Google Better [INFOGRAPHIC]
    How many times have you been frustrated by a search on Google? This infographic shows all the search pointers that I need every once in a while, but never remember!
    - 11 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 5:00am -
  • The Evolution of High Definition Video Conferencing
    Times have changed since AT&T first introduced a video conferencing device in the 1960s, and so has the technology. Video conferences now use high definition to conduct online meetings between two or more people in remote locations.
    - 12 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 4:00am -
  • Getting Started with Your Personal Branding
    Personal branding is a practice of marketing themselves and their careers as brands. It can have many long-term and short-term benefits. Such as, helping you find a job, improving your overall professional image, and utilizing your Google search resu…
    - 12 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 4:00am -
  • Do You Have an Innovation Mindset?
    The innovation mindset is associated with creativity, cutting-edge technology, R&D. For the more advanced mindset, innovation is also a disruptive force. The importance and interpretation of innovation varies according to sector, but globally, innova…
    - 13 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 3:00am -
  • Five Social Media Tips For Back-To-School
    It's that time of year again when students head back to the classroom. Their cell phones have become an everyday part of their school supplies just like paper, pens, and textbooks. Parents, instructors, and coaches can help kids learn to use social m…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:00pm -
  • New IBM Study Reveals 3 Key Characteristics of the Most Successful Companies
    Is your business a pacesetter, follower, or dabbler? If you're on Facebook, this probably sounds like one of BuzzFeed's personality quizzes. It’s actually part of the latest IBM Tech Trends study, “Raising the Game.” IBM evaluated the adoption…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:00pm -
  • 7 Ways to Target the Right Facebook Fans
    The main objective of all Facebook pages is to create fans’ engagement in order to begin their own discussions about the page. These discussions will increase not only the virality of the page, but also the number of its fans. In order to achieve t…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:00am -
  • The Mobile Enterprise: Engaging Where Your Customers Are
    Welcome to another Social Media Today webinar as part of the Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of The Mobile Enterprise: Engaging Where Your Customers Are.
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:00am -
  • Lead Segmentation: Enhance Your Email Marketing
    Segmenting leads into targeted lists will allow your organization to be more relevant with your messaging and achieve greater engagement through your email marketing efforts.
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:00am -
  • 3 Ways to Conduct B2B Market Research Using Digital Marketing
    Especially in the B2B world, where customer relationships mean everything, having feedback and data directly from your market sector can greatly influence your marketing and sales strategy. How can marketers conduct research using digital marketing t…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 3:00am -
  • Why Are Millennials So Fickle with Brand Loyalty?
    As more millennials begin to enter the market and have cash to burn, the question raised is, "How can my company appeal to this tech-savvy generation?"
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:00am -
  • Facebook Clickbait... and Switch
    While there is an immense amount of power in an inspiring headline, there is success in an inspiring story. You can't change a user's behavior with one line, but with a story, you can change their life.
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • There's No Social Media Pool
    Suddenly typing stopped being a job or a career and it became a skill every entry-level employee needed to have. Eventually it worked its way up the corporate ladder and eventually even senior executives would type at least some of the own communicat…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Aug 14, 11:00pm -
  • 10 Tips for Optimal AdWords Campaign Settings
    Campaign settings are pretty basic, but many times we overlook a basic thing and wonder why things aren’t going as smoothly as we anticipated. Here’s a quick rundown of his idea of the basics.
    - 2 days ago, 31 Aug 14, 9:00am -

SocialTimes

  • newAnonymous Apps are Not so Anonymous After All
    Users are flocking to anonymous apps this year, seemingly enticed by the concept of posting something without having to own up to it. If a post can’t be tracked back to a user, they can say anything they want, for better or worse. According to whi…
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Sep 14, 3:10pm -
  • newReddit’s Popular ‘Ask Me Anything’ Feature is Now a Beautiful App
    If you have a burning desire to know President Obama’s favorite basketball player (Jordan), or are curious about the medical bills of a woman mauled by a bear (300K+), then you’re probably already familiar with Reddit’s popular ‘Ask Me Any…
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 2:20pm -
  • newInStyle Teams Up With LIKEtoKNOW:IT to Offer Shoppable Looks on Instagram
    Instagram is increasingly becoming a platform for consumer discovery. While more entrepreneurs are using the platform to display their wares, it seems Instagram is also the fashion industry’s social network of choice — with followers often wond…
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:44pm -
  • newInstagram is More Important than Facebook to Teens
    While Facebook is still holding strong amongst teens and millennials, it is no longer the most important social platform for younger users. Instagram has greater prestige compared to Facebook and Twitter, according to a new BI Intelligence report.…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:04am -
  • newYouTube Reaches More 18- to 24-Year-Olds Than Any Cable Network
    YouTube is especially valuable to TV advertisers who want to reach millennials, according to a new BI Intelligence report. The online video platform reached more U.S. adults 18- to 34-years-old than any cable network. YouTube beat out ESPN, Hulu, Fa…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:03am -
  • newDoes Tumblr Have a Mobile Problem?
    Tumblr usage is almost the most desktop-heaving social platform – second only to LinkedIn, which has a much older user base. According to a new report from BI Intelligence, Tumblr is the youngest and most teen-centric of the social networks. Desp…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:02am -
  • newLinkedIn is More Popular than Twitter Among Adults
    More adults in the U.S. use LinkedIn compared to Twitter, according to a new BI Intelligence report. This finding was based on data from Sept. 2013, as newer data were not available for LinkedIn. While LinkedIn has more American users 18 and over,…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:01am -
  • newIs Misogyny on Twitter a Demographics Problem?
    Misogyny on Twitter has been well-documented. Just last week, Anita Sarkeesian, who analyzes how video games treat women in the web series “Tropes vs. Women,” left her home after death threats she received on Twitter contained her address.I usu…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:00am -
  • newSocial Networking Has Officially Gone Mainstream
    It’s official: Social networking is mainstream. What used to be the realm of teens and college students has matured, and is now a part of even the lives of senior citizens. While millennials still lead in social network use, more than half of thos…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:59am -
  • Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook-WhatsApp Deal | Rick Perry’s ‘Oops’ on Twitter
     Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.European Union Sends Questionnaire to Rivals Over Facebook Deal With WhatsApp (The Wall Street Journal)European Union antitrust officials have sent a second wave of extremely detai…
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 7:00am -

The Next Web

Search Engine Land

  • newReport: HTTPS URLs Have No Discernible Ranking Benefit In Google Currently
    In August 2014, Google announced that they would give a small ranking boost to HTTPS with the new HTTPS ranking factor. Now that it is a few weeks later, many are wondering how much of an impact does HTTPS URLs actually have on rankings. The answer a…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:28am -
  • newGoogle Rolling Out Consolidated Billing For AdWords MCC Users
    Over the weekend, Google announced the roll out of Consolidated Billing for AdWords users managing multiple accounts through an MCC (My Client Center). The new billing system combines invoices for several accounts into one. Consolidated Billing will…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:40am -
  • 5 Less Common Link Building Mistakes You Might Be Making
    Even the most advanced link builders can sometimes make simple mistakes. Are you one of them?The post 5 Less Common Link Building Mistakes You Might Be Making appeared first on Search Engine Land.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full artic…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • Check Out the Workshop Lineup at SMX Social Media Marketing – Best Rates Available Now
    Attend a comprehensive workshop conducted by leading experts in internet marketing on November 18, immediately preceding SMX Social Media Marketing November 19-20 in Las Vegas. Workshop topics: Marketing Land’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp: The…
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • Communicating SEO’s Value To Clients And C-Level Execs
    When it comes to marketing activities, SEO is often the first thing on the chopping block when budget cuts come around. Here's how to avoid the axe. The post Communicating SEO’s Value To Clients And C-Level Execs appeared first on Search Engine L…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:20am -

Matt Cutts

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 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:49pm -
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,…
- 12 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 4:08am -
German / Google Webmaster Central Sprechstunden-Hangout auf Deutsch
German / Google Webmaster Central Sprechstunden-Hangout auf DeutschDonnerstag Mittag gibt's hier wieder ein Google Webmaster Central Hangout auf Deutsch* *Thema:* Fragen koennt ihr hier auf der Event-Seite erfassen. Ich bin offen fuer alles Googl…
- 12 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 4:06am -
English Google Webmaster Central mobile-sites office-hours hangout
English Google Webmaster Central mobile-sites office-hours hangoutJoin us for a *Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout* :) This session is about mobile sites. Add your questions to this event page and vote on existing questions! This is a…
- 12 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 4:03am -
German / Google Webmaster Central Sprechstunden-Hangout auf Deutsch
German / Google Webmaster Central Sprechstunden-Hangout auf DeutschDonnerstag Mittag gibt's hier wieder ein Google Webmaster Central Hangout auf Deutsch* *Thema:* Fragen koennt ihr hier auf der Event-Seite erfassen. Ich bin offen fuer alles Googl…
- 15 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:35am -
English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangout
English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangoutJoin us for a special *Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout* with personal slots for you & your site. You can sign up for a 4-minute slot for your personal questions at http://goo.gl/G…
- 23 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:22pm -

Gary Vaynerchuk

#AskGaryVee Episode 7: Parents, Patience, and Pie
#AskGaryVee Episode 7: Parents, Patience, and PieGetting into some long-winded answers today! It's a really great sign, too, because it's clear that you guys are asking me amazing questions, so I really wan...From:Gary VaynerchukViews:35695…
- 11 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 4:52am -
The #AskGaryVee Show - Remix #1
The #AskGaryVee Show - Remix #1I may be on vacation, but that's no reason to stop putting out new videos. David took my first 11 episodes and had himself a bit of fun, whacha think?? _ Wel...From:Gary VaynerchukViews:48003 81ratingsTim…
- 12 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 4:22am -
#AskGaryVee Episode 4: Personal Branding and Brett Favre
#AskGaryVee Episode 4: Personal Branding and Brett FavreIn this episode I talk about the importance of my wife, my health, and the fact that Brett Favre had a brief stint as a NY Jet. I also ask the most important...From:Gary VaynerchukViews:…
- 15 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:08am -
#AskGaryVee Episode 11: Diplomas, not GPAs
#AskGaryVee Episode 11: Diplomas, not GPAsQOTD: What are you doing this weekend? #LINKS: My AMA on Reddit - http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1svvca/iama_gary_vaynerchuk_serial_entrepreneur_nyt ...From:Gary VaynerchukViews:39571 213…
- 18 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:25pm -
PCBC 2014 Keynote at Moscone Center
PCBC 2014 Keynote at Moscone CenterIf you remember nothing else, remember this: The key variable that will determine success is the ability to market like the year you're actually living in. T...From:Gary VaynerchukViews:6185 125ratings…
- 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 3:45pm -
#AskGaryVee Episode 10: Ridiculously Hard and Obnoxiously Smart
#AskGaryVee Episode 10: Ridiculously Hard and Obnoxiously SmartQOTD: What did you think of today's episode? #LINKS: Facebook dark posts - https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/ads-api/unpublished-page-posts Mus...From:Gary VaynerchukV…
- 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 3:31pm -

AllFacebook

AllTwitter

  • newThe 10 Most Popular People on Twitter [STATS]
    Katy Perry, who became the first person to reach 50 million followers in January of this year, maintains her position as Twitter’s most-followed individual, with a lead of more than two million followers over second-placed (and former number one)…
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 2:00pm -
  • newThe History of Hashtags in Social Media Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Twitter didn’t invent the hashtag (#), but it certainly popularised it with the masses.Once more commonly referred to as the pound sign, online use of the hashtag began on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) in the late 1990s, where it was used to categori…
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Social Media: Then Vs Now [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Do you remember what we did before Twitter? How on earth did we share small but important messages with our friends and colleagues?With a Post-It note, perhaps? (more…)New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • 33% Comment on Facebook or Twitter About What They’re Watching on TV in the UK [STUDY]
    A survey of 11,000 people in the United Kingdom has found that one third (33 percent) comment on Facebook or Twitter about what they’re watching on television during the show. (more…)New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:00pm -
  • Twitter’s Latest Experiment: ‘Trends’ That Explain Why Something is Trending
    Twitter experiments with at least one new feature each and every day, and while most of these are simply that – experiments – some do move out of the beta process and become system-wide.The platform’s latest venture, which it’s testing…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:00am -

Quick Sprout

  • 3 Content Creation Strategies That Will Help You Prosper
    Did you know that 90% of the information your brain receives is visual? Or that blog posts with images tend to get 94% more views? Using images isn’t the only strategy you can employ to get more traffic. Increasing your word count can help too.…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • 7 Strategies That’ll Actually Drive You More Social Media Traffic
    Just like most marketers, I have my bag of tricks - ones that I’ve been leveraging that most people have not. I still use them because they work extremely well. So, what’s in this bag of tricks? As you read on, know that these tactics will work…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • Why Your Corporate Blog Is Going to Fail and How You Can Fix It
    Why would you start a corporate blog? Chances are it’s to communicate with your customers, build your brand, or generate sales. If your blog isn’t helping you with one of those 3 things, you’re wasting your time. From the outside, it looks like…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • How to Optimize Conversions for the 3 Major Website Types
    Chances are your website is designed to either generate leads, produce sales, or get users to sign up. Depending on the type of website you have, the methods you use to increase your conversions will vary. To help you boost your conversions, I have c…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • Is It Worth Responding to Blog Comments?
    You’ve seen me respond to thousands of comments, but is it really worth it? To date, I’ve responded to 50,696 comments on Quick Sprout and a few thousand more across the web. On average, it takes me just over a minute to read each comment and th…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • Does Infographic Marketing Still Work? A Data Driven Answer
    I used to be a big fan of leveraging infographics to grow my traffic and brand. Why? Because it used to provide exceptional results. The results were so great that when we started releasing infographics on the KISSmetrics blog in 2010, it helped us…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • How to Effectively Use Remarketing to Increase Your Revenue
    Can you guess what my favorite form of advertising is? It isn’t pay per click or banner ads. It’s actually remarketing. "Why?" you may ask. Because remarketing is the easiest way to get people to come back to your site and complete the purchase…
    - 18 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • What Type of Images Should You Use Within Your Blog Posts?
    From stock photography to graphs, charts, and infographics, the types of images you can use to illustrate your blog posts are numerous. The question is: what types of images should you use? I decided to analyze 41 blogs within different industries t…
    - 20 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • Ever Tell Yourself That Your Startup is Going to Make It Instead of Facing the Truth?
    I know I’ve been there before and, sadly, more than once. Chances are you are going to be there too. Why? Sometimes solving problems and executing fast isn’t enough. It doesn’t matter how smart you are. The biggest factor in a startup's success…
    - 22 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • 8 Ways to Improve the Usability of Your Website
    Marketing isn’t just about driving traffic to a website. It also incorporates design and usability. Just think of Apple. Its computers and products wouldn’t be as popular as they are today if they weren’t beautiful and, more importantly, usabl…
    - 25 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • 7 Marketing Tactics That Increased My Growth by 679%
    What’s the number one quality a good marketer needs to have? It's not a specific skill such as being good at SEO or conversion optimization. A good marketer needs to be creative. Why? Because all of the normal marketing tactics that everyone know…
    - 27 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • What I Learned About Guest Posting From Blogging at Entrepreneur Magazine, TechCrunch, and Mashable
    I’ve had my content featured all over the web, ranging from sites like Business Insider and Entrepreneur Magazine to niche blogs like Copyblogger and Search Engine Land. Some of my posts did extremely well, while others didn’t do as well as I wa…
    - 29 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • How to Increase Your Instagram Engagement by 182%
    You may know Instagram as the place for sharing selfies, but it is one of the fastest growing social media platforms with over 200 million users. It gets 15 times more user engagement than Facebook and 40 times more engagement than Twitter. So, how c…
    - 32 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • 7 Lies About SEO You Probably Believe
    SEO has been around for so many years that it should be easy to figure out what you should and shouldn’t do, right? I wish that were the case! The thing about SEO is that it's constantly evolving. Not only does that mean a lot of the old informatio…
    - 34 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 36 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 39 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 41 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 43 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 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,…
    - 46 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 48 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 50 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 53 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 55 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 57 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 61 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 62 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 64 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 67 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 69 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 71 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 10:00am -

Moz

  • Negative SEO: Should You Be Worried? If Attacked, What Should You Do?
    Posted by MarieHaynesThere has been a lot of talk lately about negative SEO. Does it really happen? If so, should you be worried? How do you know whether someone is attempting to attack you with negative SEO? And what should you do to protect y…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 7:15pm -
  • 10 Tips to Take the Moz Tools to the Next Level
    Posted by EllieWilkinsonHey Moz fans! I'm Ellie, and I'm part of the newly formed Customer Success team at Moz. As part of the "S" team, I work to teach customers how to be successful marketers and awesome Moz users.Whether you're an old pro or a…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 6:48am -
  • Video SEO in a Post-Rich Snippet World
    Posted by PhilNottinghamThis post can be considered a sequel to this post from 2012.Back in July, Google rolled out a bunch of changes in the way they treat rich snippets in the search results (check out this fantastic post from AJ Kohn for t…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Aug 14, 7:16pm -
  • Customer Journey Maps - Whiteboard Friday
    Posted by kerrybodineAt every stage in the marketing funnel, it's crucially important to empathize with your customers' interactions with your business, feeling great about the high points and frustrated by the lows. In today's Whiteboard Friday,…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:15pm -

KISSmetrics

  • newHow to Use Social Media to Drive Traffic for B2B Companies
    A lot of B2Bs stink at social media. But in today’s social media-saturated environment, B2Bs can’t afford to stink. For some reason, B2B companies have lagged behind B2Cs in both the adoption of social media and using it effectively. Here are fiv…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:50am -
  • How to Build Your Audience on YouTube
    If I had a dollar for every time someone told me they wanted a viral video, I’d be rich. But here’s the problem… A viral video is not a win for a brand. It’s just an amazing video. It’s a unique thing unto itself and has little to do with a…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Aug 14, 12:37pm -
  • 12 Things You Can Do Today to Get Your Mobile Strategy off the Ground
    According to the Federation of Small Businesses, SMEs (small and medium enterprises) have embraced mobile/social advertising. However, only a small percentage of them view mobile apps as a significant opportunity to break out from the clutter. One of…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 10:22am -
  • Why You Don’t Have to Write 2,000-Word Articles
    I write long articles. Most of the time, I’m in the 1k-2k range. I’ve written a few humdingers that clock in at over 4k words. That’s a lot of writing. I do it for a reason. My number-crunching, data-loving self has come to the conclusion that…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 8:35am -
  • How to Avoid Analysis Paralysis as a SaaS Product Marketer
    Optimizing for conversions at a SaaS company can often lead to analysis paralysis. What do you track? Do you track new signs up? What about after the sign up? What about revenue? What about churn? What about whether or not your users are actually usi…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 5:22pm -
  • The Science Behind What People Love to Share on Social Media
    The web is a crowded place, with millions of articles being shared every day on social media. Wouldn’t it be nice to know the types of content that resonate with readers the most? Here, at BuzzSumo, we’ve crawled and analyzed over 120 million art…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:27am -
  • What is the Difference Between Google Analytics and KISSmetrics?
    One of the most common questions we get from people is how KISSmetrics is different from Google Analytics. We understand the curiosity. Both services are in the analytics space, so it’s easy to think they’re the same tools. However, there are a n…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 12:04pm -
  • The One Metric Dashboard Helping SumoMe Reach 1 Billion Users
    A few weeks ago I was hanging with Sean Work of KISSmetrics, drinking hippie gunpowder tea in Venice, CA. I mentioned our company dashboard for our free tool that is used to grow email lists at SumoMe.com, and Sean was blown away. Sometimes simple is…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 1:02pm -
  • 6 Advanced Steps for Doubling Your Activation Rate
    Imagine you’re living the marketer’s dream. You’re acquiring hundreds, even thousands, of customers every day because your product and marketing are just that awesome. Your team, spouse (or Tinder match), and family are excited as your company…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 12:31pm -
  • Behind the Scenes of Behavioral Advertising
    Today we’re going to look at some of the little known details and services surrounding the world of behavior advertising. And just in case the term “behavioral advertising” is confusing to you, let’s define it real quick: Behavioral advertisi…
    - 10 days ago, 23 Aug 14, 3:34pm -
  • 10 Things Every Marketer Should Know About A/B Testing
    As customer attention spans are shrinking and online competition is expanding, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) is a must-have skill for marketers. CRO is one of the most important aspects of your digital marketing strategy because conversion rate…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:49am -
  • 4 Simple eCommerce Product Page Tests That Take Less Than an Hour
    To buy or not to buy is the question. And a product page is where this crucial decision is made. At (Visual Website Optimizer), we see an array of product pages being tested every day. While some people love to start testing with their “add to cart…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:53pm -
  • The Secret Ingredient for Winning the Customer Service Battle in E-commerce
    It’s hard to deny the monumental impact that the “Age of the Customer” has had on e-commerce. Today’s customers are smart, connected, web savvy, and fiercely disloyal. They enjoy a growing array of product and brand choices. This may sound li…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 11:07am -
  • Customer Testimonials: How to Put Your Customers to Work for You
    “The crowd sometimes plays a tremendous role to give you wings and carry you to victory.” – Bela Karolyi With those words, famed Romanian and U.S. gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi showed that he understood the power his “customers” had to take…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 7:00pm -
  • Data-Backed Tips for Getting Your Content Shared on Facebook
    If you’re normal — you have a beating heart and functioning mind — then you want more shares on Facebook. A huge part of this desire is just because you’re human. All humans want recognition and approval. Another huge part of this desire is j…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 11:54am -
  • How to Get Survey Answers That Actually Help Your Business
    Creating great surveys can influence the success of your business. But most times, surveys are not created to optimize on the results and effects they can produce. How do you get a high response rate and interesting answers to the questions you’re…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 7:34pm -
  • 26 Social Listening Tools to Infuse Your eCommerce Marketing with Awesome Intelligence
    When you start off in eCommerce (or if you’ve been doing it for a while), you will realize how important quality marketing is to keep the pipeline of traffic going to your site. It is very likely that initially you will be relying mostly on organic…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 1:58pm -
  • The Complete Guide to Online Customer Research
    How well do you know your customer? Do you know where they spend their time online, their average annual income or revenue and their biggest problems relevant to your solution? How about how they take their coffee? (Ok, maybe that last one is a littl…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 11:27am -
  • How to Prepare Yourself for the Next Penguin Update
    Algorithm updates from Google are like thunderstorms; they always begin with visible brewing and hit with force. Just recently, Google revealed the latest Panda 4.0 update, and now there is a buzz about the next update brewing on the horizon: Penguin…
    - 17 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 9:25am -
  • What is Customer Analytics?
    Tracking your customers step-by-step as they use your website or mobile app allows you to gather extremely important information about your online business. If you run a SaaS, e-commerce, or any other website that requires member signup or login, you…
    - 18 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 11:47am -
  • How to Turn Freebie-Seekers into Paying Customers: 4 Strategies Worth Testing on Your Site
    Freebie seekers. The very words send a shudder through both product and service-based businesses alike. The worry is that these potential customers will cause a drain on the system – taking, taking, taking without buying. However, with the right ap…
    - 19 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 11:45am -
  • A Simple Framework for Building User Engagement Features
    Engagement is the first thing you will need for your product. Without engagement, you won’t have returning users, and you won’t monetize. One of the easiest ways to make your app more engaging is to gamify it. But let’s not. Games tend to be fu…
    - 20 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 10:53am -
  • 22 Tips For Creating Great Content When You Don’t Have a Clue
    One of the challenges you have as a content marketer is continually creating new content. You likely don’t have the luxury of running a content site like Huffington Post or Buzzfeed, where you’re free to write anything from cat memes to particle…
    - 21 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 6:20pm -
  • An Introduction to Analytics for Ecommerce Websites
    The online marketing space is in constant shift as new technologies, services, and marketing tactics gain popularity and become the new standard. Online store owners are one of the many different segments affected by these constant evolutions. In ord…
    - 21 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 12:24pm -
  • How to Avoid Over-Optimizing Your Website
    Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. This is true in life, and in SEO. SEO is awesome, but too much SEO can cause over-optimization. Search engine over-optimization is the practice of creating too many SEO improvements, to the point that the impr…
    - 22 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 11:15am -

SEO Book

  • Measuring SEO Performance After "Not Provided"
    In recent years, the biggest change to the search landscape happened when Google chose to withhold keyword data from webmasters. At SEOBook, Aaron noticed and wrote about the change, as evermore keyword data disappeared. The motivation to withold t…
    - 10 days ago, 24 Aug 14, 2:50am -
  • Loah Qwality Add Werds Clix Four U
    Google recently announced they were doing away with exact match AdWords ad targeting this September. They will force all match types to have close variant keyword matching enabled. This means you get misspelled searches, plural versus singular overla…
    - 17 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 9:09am -
  • Understanding The Google Penguin Algorithm
    Whenever Google does a major algorithm update we all rush off to our data to see what changed in terms of rankings, search traffic, and then look for the trends to try to figure out what changed. The two people I chat most with during periods of big…
    - 33 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 9:18pm -
  • Guide To Optimizing Client Sites 2014

    - 48 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 10:02am -
  • 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…
    - 50 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 1:16pm -
  • {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…
    - 63 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 1:08pm -
  • 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…
    - 70 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 2:40pm -
  • 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…
    - 76 days ago, 19 Jun 14, 12:42am -
  • 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…
    - 90 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 7:07pm -
  • 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…
    - 93 days ago, 1 Jun 14, 7:06pm -
  • 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…
    - 94 days ago, 31 May 14, 8:37am -
  • 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…
    - 23 May 14, 4:27am -
  • 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…
    - 16 May 14, 5:01am -
  • 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…
    - 22 Apr 14, 2:19am -
  • 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…
    - 21 Apr 14, 8:07am -
  • 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, 3:20am -
  • 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, 7:34am -
  • 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…
    - 29 Mar 14, 7:23pm -
  • 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, 2:09pm -
  • 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…
    - 17 Mar 14, 11:26pm -
  • 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, 4:12pm -
  • 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, 5:05am -
  • 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,…
    - 27 Jan 14, 11:55pm -
  • 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, 5:36pm -
  • 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, 4:20pm -
  • 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, 12:00pm -
  • 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, 3:17pm -
  • 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, 11:00am -
  • 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, 7:27am -
  • 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, 4:27am -

Social Media Examiner

  • 9 Blogging Tools Every Blogger Should Be Using
    Are you looking for blogging tools that can enhance your blog, help with your marketing and help you focus? We asked top bloggers to share their favorite tools. In this article you’ll find 9 blogging tools to check out. #1: BuzzSumo Use BuzzSumo …
    - 11 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 5:00am -
  • How to Remove Fake Facebook Fans
    Do you want to get rid of fake Facebook fans on your page? Do you need to know how to find and remove them? You may have attracted fake Facebook fans without even realizing it, and those fans may be damaging your position in the news feed. In this ar…
    - 12 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 4:00am -
  • Win Free Tickets to Social Media Success Summit 2014
    Want to win a free ticket to the largest online social media marketing event of the year? Social Media Examiner has worked hard to bring you our sixth-annual Social Media Success Summit. This is our biggest event ever! And we’ve come up with a fu…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:00am -
  • Pinterest Business 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? Pinterest Offers New Business Analytics: “…we’…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • Vine: Short Videos and What Marketers Need to Know
    Do you want to know more about Vine video? Are you wondering how brands and businesses can successfully market with Vine video? To explore how to use Vine short video on Twitter, I interview Zach King for this episode of the Social Media Marketing p…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • 26 Creative Ways to Publish Social Media Updates
    Are you struggling to find ideas for posts on Twitter, Facebook and Google+? Do you need to come up with additional social media updates? Even seasoned social media marketers can find it difficult to keep up with the demand for fresh content. In this…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • How to Use Pinterest Messages for Marketing
    Do you want a new way to engage your Pinterest followers? Have you used Pinterest Messages? Pinterest’s newest feature lets you communicate directly with your followers via private message. In this article I’ll explore Pinterest Messages and how…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 4:00am -
  • 5 Ways You Can Influence Consumer Purchasing Decisions: New Research
    Are you wondering whether social media has any real impact on consumer purchasing decisions?  Do you sometimes question the potential of social media marketing? Most businesses and organizations dive into social media hoping to increase brand awaren…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • 5 Tools to Help You Discover Great Content to Share With Your Fans
    Do you need more engaging social media content? Are you looking for ways to discover great content to share with your fans? What if there were great tools that surfaced popular content you could share? In this article I share five tools to help you d…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 4:00am -
  • How to Get Started With Visual Content Marketing
    Do you want to use visual content in your social media marketing? Do you need help getting started? You don’t have to be a professional designer or photographer to create interesting images and video. In this article I’ll share tools and tips for…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • 7 Simple Twitter Marketing Tips to Improve Your Results
    Are you looking for easy ways to improve your Twitter marketing? Have you thought about how getting back to basics can lend a new perspective? Even Twitter’s most advanced users may be missing out on engagement opportunities if they aren’t bother…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 4:00am -
  • 18 Social Media Marketing Tips to Improve Your Marketing
    Are you looking for the latest social media marketing tactics? Do you want to know what the social media marketing pros are doing today? Keeping up with the latest social media changes is not always easy, but here you’ll find ideas worth exploring.…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • How to Use Targeted Facebook Ads to Promote an Event
    Are you promoting events online? Have you tried using Facebook to spread the word? Targeted Facebook ads are an ideal way to reach people who are most likely to share and attend your event. In this article I’ll show you how Facebook ads increase e…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 4:00am -
  • Vine Introduces New Camera: 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? Vine Introduces New Camera: “The new camera offers…
    - 10 days ago, 23 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • Measuring Social Media: What Marketers Need to Know
    Do you understand how to measure social media activities? Do you know how to gather the right data to help you achieve your business goals? To explore how you can measure social media activities, I interview Lutz Finger for this episode of the Socia…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • How to Combine Text and Visual Content for Better Social Engagement
    Do you keep text and image updates separate? Have you considered how text and visual content complement each other? Pairing visual content with clever, descriptive text can create a true marketing force that leads to more interaction. In this article…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • How to Build Your Google+ Hangout Audience
    Would you like to use Google+ Hangouts On Air? Are you worried no one will attend your hangout? Laying a strong foundation for your Google+ hangout can help you find the audience you need. In this article you’ll discover how to build an audience fo…
    - 13 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 4:00am -
  • 4 Tips to Create the Perfect Cover Photo on Any Social Network
    Are you proud of your social media cover photos? Do you want to find out how to improve them? Your cover photo is the first thing anyone sees when they visit your social media profiles. Make that first impression a positive one. In this article I’l…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • Get Free Training for Facebook Page Admins With Facebook Studio Edge
    Do you want to learn the fundamentals of Facebook pages? Do you need to know more about Facebook ads? Facebook offers free training to help page admins understand everything from business page basics to Facebook ad policies with its Facebook Studio E…
    - 14 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 4:00am -
  • 12 Twitter Marketing Tips From the Pros
    Are you using the latest Twitter marketing tactics? Do you want to raise the bar on your Twitter marketing? We asked top Twitter pros to share the tips and tricks they’re using to make a difference in their own Twitter marketing. In this article yo…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • How to Use Instagram Hashtags to Expand Your Reach
    Is your business marketing on Instagram? Do you want your Instagram posts to be seen by more people? You can make it easier for people who don’t follow you on Instagram to find your content by using hashtags. In this article you’ll discover how h…
    - 15 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 4:00am -
  • Facebook Ad Scheduling: What Marketers Need to Know
    Do you use Facebook advertising? Do you want to control the times when your ads run? Facebook recently introduced an ad scheduling feature to let users choose what times of each day their ads run. In this post we’ll explore what ad scheduling is, w…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • 4 Ways to Improve Your Pinterest Marketing With Analytics
    Do you use Pinterest to market your business? Do you use Pinterest analytics to help you market better? Most brands on Pinterest aren’t tracking their metrics. The companies that do are finding optimized engagement. In this article I’ll share fo…
    - 16 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 4:00am -
  • Twitter Promoted Video: 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 Promoted Video: “After months o…
    - 17 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • How a Podcast Built a Business: The Lou Mongello Story
    Do you have or want to start a podcast? Are you wondering how your podcast can lead to bigger things? To explore how a podcast went from a hobby to a full-time business, I interview Lou Mongello for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast…
    - 18 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 5:00am -

Lifehacker

  • newFive Best Solid State Drives For The Money
    We've collected and counted your votes and now your five picks for Best Solid State Drive For the Money are ready to be narrowed down to a winner. These are absolutely the five drives we expected to see make it to this round, but the winner isn't…
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:40pm -
  • newThe Best and Worst Banks, Based on Checking Account Fees
    Many bank fees are unnecessary—and often outrageous, possibly costing over $700 a year depending on your usage. WalletHub compared 25 of the biggest banks to find the most and least affordable checking accounts.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • newBe Careful of How You List Colleges on Your Financial Aid Application
    Applying for financial aid is no picnic, but in addition to the general confusion, some colleges also use sneaky tactics that can greatly affect your chances of being able to afford attending—or even gaining admission to those schools. Read more..…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:30pm -
  • newThe Best Body Hacks to Boost Your Productivity at Work
    The human body is marvelous. If you know how to harness its built-in superpowers , you can do so much more than you are right now. Use these small tricks to become a more efficient worker.Read more...
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:00pm -
  • newFree Gift Card with Household Essentials, Charge Everything [Deals]
    You need to buy laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and paper towels anyway, so you might as well get a $10 Target Gift Card with your purchase. Just choose three eligible household items to get the deal. Dozens of items are available, so you sho…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:45am -
  • newDeposit Money Into Your Simple Account Without Delay Using Square Cash
    You probably know you can send money to your friends using Square Cash, but if you're a Simple customer, it has an even better use: you can send money to yourself without the delay.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:30am -
  • newSkip the Gym and Choose an Intensive Side Gig Instead
    Some people like the gym, but there are plenty of people who don't. If you'd rather avoid the gym membership and scary equipment, get an active side gig to stay fit.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • newHow to Fix Credit Unions' Biggest Annoyances
    Banks get a pretty bad rap for a lot of well-deserved reasons. Credit Unions are an attractive alternative , but that doesn't mean you're guaranteed an easy life. Here are some of the biggest problems with credit unions, as well as how to fix them.R…
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:00am -
  • newMix Patterns Effectively By Picking One as a Focal Point
    Whether you're mixing patterns on your clothing or in your apartment, there are a few guidelines to follow. Apartment Therapy recommends picking one out as a focal point to mix patterns effectively.Read more...
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:45am -
  • newMacro Xposed Module Brings Text Expansion to Any Android Keyboard
    Android (root ): Text expansion is one of the most useful features of desktop OSes . On mobile, they're a bit more rare. You can use shortcuts in the stock Android keyboard , but if you want expansion everyone, the Macro/Text Expansion Xposed module…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:30am -
  • newThe Average Cost of Raising a Child in Major Cities
    Parenthood can be expensive. In fact, the national average cost of raising a child to the age of 18 is about nearly a quarter of a million dollars—$245,340 to be exact. Of course, depending on where you live, that number will vary with cost of liv…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:00am -
  • newHave Your Toiletries Bag Do Double-Duty as a Clutch
    If you need to lighten the load in your suitcase, one item can often serve multiple functions. For instance: use the same zippered bag to carry your toiletries to your destination and as a clutch during your daily adventures.Read more...
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:00am -
  • newDeadspin Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Buffalo Bills | Jalopnik How To Cross The Country In Your Daily D
    Deadspin Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Buffalo Bills | Jalopnik How To Cross The Country In Your Daily Driver | Jezebel I Had a Mexican Star Trek-Themed Wedding and It Was the Best Thing Ever | Lifehacker The Perfect Sleeping Positions to Fix Common B…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:52am -
  • newFittr Helps You Get in Shape with Varied, Voice-Guided Workouts
    iOS (Android coming soon): Fittr is a mobile app that helps you get and stay motivated to get in shape and find workouts that you can do safely. Those workouts adapt to you over time, getting more challenging as you progress, and backing off if you…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:30am -
  • newSave Up to 85% on Kindle Self-Help and History Books, Today Only
    Today's Amazon deal of the day features over 1,000 discounted Kindle books that are meant to help students, but anyone who wants to pick up some new skills should take a look at the selection. Read more...
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:15am -
  • Update Your Door’s Hardware in About 10 Minutes
    A new doorknob can make a big difference in how a door looks or works, and most can be replaced with just a few tools. Here's a quick video tutorial from Buildipedia on how door hardware works, and how to replace it. Read more...
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • DashNotes Quickly Saves Text, Images, Links to Chrome's New Tab Page
    Chrome: DashNotes snips and saves parts of the web in Google Chrome's New Tab page, so you can refer to them later. Plus, it looks pretty, like a little pinboard.Read more...
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • Think About a Loved One You Impact to Successfully Negotiate Salary
    When you are haggling for your salary, it might be best to put your ego aside and think about others whose lives your money will impact. In other words, think you're bargaining on behalf of your family.Read more...
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • Mix Creates Your Own Custom Filters for Photos
    Android: The right filter can make your photos look better than they are, and get a lot of reactions too . But if you aren't happy with the filters Instagram gives by default, you can create your own with a new, free app called Mix.Read more...
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 6:30am -
  • The Perfect Sleeping Positions to Fix Common Body Problems
    The amount of sleep you get every night is important, but what's even more important is that the sleep you're getting is good sleep . If you have aches, pains, indigestion, or tend to snore, these are the positions that can help cure what ails you.Re…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 6:00am -

ProBlogger

  • Top 5 SEO Techniques That Will Hurt Your Business
    This is a guest contribution by Greg Whelan of RankExperts. 5. Relying on Backlinks Alone The use of SEO has been on the rise for a long time, especially for people who venture in online business. However, while SEO is considered a core tool in enhan…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 11:35am -
  • How to Create Massive Value Content & Blow Your Readers’ Minds
    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Let’s face it. Your readers are selfish. The moment they land on your blog, they look for “what’s in it for me?”. And that’s not such a bad thing after all. Knowledge is power. Once you know…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 11:57am -
  • How to Write Smart Content on Days You’re Feeling Dumb & Distracted
    This is a guest contribution from Pratik Dholakiya. It’s Wednesday morning, you barely slept last night, missed your morning coffee because you were running late, and are now sat in front of your computer staring at a blank Word file wondering wha…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 9:37am -
  • How to Optimize Your Content for Authorship Success
    This is a guest contribution from Jaclyn Freeman. Who are you? Don’t fret – this isn’t philosophy class and no, we’re not trying to steal your identity. One of the most important things you can do in 2014 as a content creator, is identify who…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Aug 14, 11:20am -
  • 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips
    This is a guest contribution from John Philips. 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips Security should be of paramount concern to any blogger or website owner. It may seem like a tedious task, but it could protect your website from becoming a hacker’s pl…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 11:57am -
  • How to Use Content Themes to Make Blogging a Snap
    This is a guest contribution from Sonja Jobson. This might sound familiar: you’re staring at a blank screen, panic slowly rising, headache setting in, mind blank. You’re due to publish a blog post but you have absolutely no idea what to write abo…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 11:48am -
  • Why You Have a Better Chance of Landing a Guest Post Than You Think (and How to Do It)
    This is a guest contribution from writer Ali Luke. Do you ever think about guest posting but worry you’re not ready? You probably already know that guest posting is one of the most effective ways to build relationships in the blogging world, get wr…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 11:31am -
  • Stop Writing for Free and Launch Your Own Profitable Blog
    You’ve spent countless hours crafting article after article. Your articles have generated thousands of page views. You feel pretty successful in terms of exposure, but large media companies are not knocking down your door to hire you. That paying g…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 11:21am -
  • How to Make Friends and Influence People at the ProBlogger Event
    This is a guest contribution by blogger Johanna Castro. Day one of the ProBlogger conference dawns, and butterflies are probably winging around your stomach as if making a bid for freedom. For many of us this day has been eagerly anticipated for abou…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 11:17am -
  • How to Build a Blog Worth Monetizing
    Earlier in the week I co-hosted the popular #BlogChat Twitter chat. The topic was ‘How to Build a Blog Worth Monetizing’ – a massive topic. The hour-long Twitter chat was one of the fastest moving Twitter chats I’ve been involved in (and the…
    - 16 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 11:41am -
  • 5 Tips From a Bestselling Author (and Former Luddite) on Overcoming Blog Phobia
    This is a guest contribution from author Eileen Goudge. There’s no such term as “blog phobia” as far as I know, but the condition is very real, I assure you. I know authors who quake at the mention of blogging, as I once did before I got a han…
    - 19 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 11:29am -
  • How to Use Your Blog to Leverage Social Proof and Increase Your Authority
    This is a guest contribution from Adam Connell. Have you ever wanted your readers to take more notice of what you have to say? You’re not alone. And have you ever wanted other bloggers, journalists and writers to reference you as an expert in top…
    - 20 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 11:59am -
  • Business Led by Technology: How Mobile Commerce is Dominating Total eCommerce Activity in 2014
    This is a guest contribution from online journalist and entrepreneur Megan Ritter. Every year, tech companies continue to roll out dazzling new smartphones and tablets into the market. Depending on personal preference, people have the option to choos…
    - 21 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 11:13am -
  • The 6-Step Guide for Crafting an Effective Content Marketing Channel Plan
    This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Kanika. With businesses employing multiple channels for marketing, it can quickly get overwhelming. To stay across everything without losing your head, you really need to have a plan of attack for ea…
    - 22 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 10:23am -
  • Solving the Content Management System Standoff: Drupal, Joomla or WordPress?
    This is a guest contribution from Kyle Metcalf, of Rackspace Digital. Choosing the right vehicle all depends on the trip you have in store. Just as you wouldn’t take a Formula One racing car off-roading through the Rockies, a rugged 4×4 Jeep would…
    - 23 days ago, 10 Aug 14, 11:40am -
  • Facebook Week: Putting it All Together
    It has been an action-packed Theme Week here at ProBlogger as we delved into making Facebook work for you. We’ve been hearing for a long time now that bloggers and small business owners are both confused and frustrated with the platform – where t…
    - 25 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 7:19pm -
  • Facebook: The Lowdown on Advertising, and What We’ve Found Works Really Well
    Often when I float the idea of advertising amongst my blogging colleagues (including Darren) I get looks of skepticism, dismissal, and that blank empty stare of disinterest. You might have that look on your face already. In some ways I can understand…
    - 26 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 11:33am -
  • Theme Week: Tips and Tricks to Nail Facebook Advertising, a Webinar with Jon Loomer
    Jon Loomer, the King of advanced Facebook marketing, recently stopped by ProBlogger.com to share his insight and specialist tips on all things Facebook advertising. Not just for business with big budgets, targeted Facebook ads and a little forethough…
    - 27 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 11:53am -
  • Facebook Theme Week: Boost Your Organic Reach with These Tips
    It’s a war most of us as bloggers find ourselves in with Facebook fairly often: our desire to have our posts seen by our likers, versus Facebook’s desire to not overwhelm its users with thousands of updates every single time they log on. With so…
    - 28 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 7:13pm -
  • Facebook Theme Week: Case Studies of Popular Pages (and What They’re Doing to Get Great Engagement)
    There has been much discussion in blogging circles of late about Facebook and the effects their algorithms have on reaching all your “likers” with each of your posts. While Darren mentioned yesterday in his brief overview of organic vs paid reach…
    - 29 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 11:45am -

TED Talks

Jim Holt: Why does the universe exist?
Jim Holt: Why does the universe exist?Why is there something instead of nothing? In other words: Why does the universe exist (and why are we in it)? Philosopher and writer Jim Holt follows this question toward three possible answers....From:TED…
- 2 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 2:22pm -
Megan Washington: Why I live in mortal dread of public speaking
Megan Washington: Why I live in mortal dread of public speakingMegan Washington is one of Australia's premier singer/songwriters. And, since childhood, she has had a stutter. In this bold and personal talk, she reveals h...From:TEDViews:67859…
- 15 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:50am -
Meera Vijayann: Find your voice against gender violence
Meera Vijayann: Find your voice against gender violenceThis talk begins with a personal story of sexual violence that may be difficult to listen to. But that's the point, says citizen journalist Meera Vijayann: S...From:TEDViews:26640 96…
- 18 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:31pm -
Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming
Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are comingNick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist — and he has something to say to his fellow plutocrats: Wake up! Growing inequality is about to push ou...From:TEDViews:…
- 18 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:16pm -
Clint Smith: The danger of silence
Clint Smith: The danger of silence"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says slam poet and teacher Clint Smi...From:TEDViews:408066 7051ratingsTime:04:…
- 19 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:35pm -
Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand power
Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand powerFar too many Americans are illiterate in power — what it is, how it operates and why some people have it. As a result, those few who do understand power wiel...From:TEDViews:105097…
- 19 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:32pm -

Search Engine Journal

Inside Adwords

  • Making it easier to build rich and engaging mobile ads for the Google Display Network
    We recently added the ability for AdWords advertisers to upload HTML5 ads built with Google Web Designer into Google Display Network campaigns. Below is an overview of how you can use this integration to build HTML5 ads for your GDN campaigns. Peopl…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 11:59am -
  • A Guide to the New Profit-Driven Marketing Movement
    A new breed of marketers have made the shift to “profit-driven marketing,” which is about tackling traditional marketing challenges with unconventional approaches.  For example, they understand that in order to make more money, they have to stra…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 2:51pm -
  • Are your Product Listing Ads ready for August 31st?
    Earlier this month, we introduced an upgrade tool for advertisers to upgrade to Shopping campaigns quickly and easily. If you’ve already upgraded, then you’re all set. If you haven’t upgraded yet and don’t do it by the end of this month, the…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 9:59am -
  • Using Google Search and YouTube to Promote Your App
    Earlier this year, we announced our next generation of app promotion ads across Google Search, the Google Display Network and YouTube. The features on the Display Network launched in June as part of Google I/O. Today, I’m excited to announce the gl…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 10:58am -
  • Introducing Website Call Conversions
    Seventy percent of all mobile searchers have called a business directly from search ads. AdWords click-to-call ads, call metrics, and calls as conversions help you connect with these customers and gain insight about those calls. However, many custome…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 12:00pm -
  • Close variant matching for all exact and phrase keywords
    People aren’t perfect spellers or typists. In fact, at least 7% of Google searches contain a misspelling. And the longer the query, the greater the likelihood of a typo. But even if what they’ve typed isn’t perfect, people still want to connect…
    - 19 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 6:14pm -
  • New Shopping Campaigns Upgrade Tool
    This is the final stretch. At the end of August, regular Product Listing Ad (PLA) campaigns will retire and be replaced by Shopping campaigns. A majority of you have started upgrading to Shopping campaigns, but if you’re one of the few who haven’…
    - 22 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 2:09pm -
  • Search Network with Display Select: What happens on September 16th, 2014
    Earlier this year we shared some of the ways that advertisers like WordStream and Elmo Talent Software have been getting great results with the new AdWords Search Network with Display Select campaign type. Since then, hundreds of thousands campaigns…
    - 26 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 11:04am -
  • New shipping configuration tool available in Google Merchant Center
    Imagine a shopper has searched for a product on Google Shopping and found the perfect offer at the perfect total price inclusive of shipping. They reach checkout on the merchant’s site only to realize that the final price differs from what they’v…
    - 28 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 1:27pm -
  • Helping shoppers decide with product ratings on Google Shopping
    Product reviews provide critical information to shoppers making purchase decisions. To help shoppers easily find this information when searching for products, we’re introducing product ratings on Product Listing Ads.Shoppers in the United States wi…
    - 35 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • 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 -…
    - 40 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 48 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 10:01am -
  • 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…
    - 49 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 10:08am -
  • 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…
    - 50 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 2:35pm -
  • 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…
    - 69 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 5:35pm -
  • 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…
    - 70 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 11:04am -
  • 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…
    - 74 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 11:00am -
  • 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…
    - 75 days ago, 19 Jun 14, 11:01am -
  • 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…
    - 78 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 12:47pm -
  • 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…
    - 83 days ago, 11 Jun 14, 11:27am -
  • 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…
    - 88 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 11:02am -
  • 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…
    - 96 days ago, 29 May 14, 11:00am -
  • 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…
    - 22 May 14, 6:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 22 May 14, 11:30am -
  • 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…
    - 21 May 14, 11:00am -

PPC Hero

  • newThe People vs. Bing Broad Match
    Having trouble with Bing broad match? You're not alone. Join PPC Hero and the rest of the jury as we cross-examine Bing's broad match keyword, and see how it measures up compared to Google.Read more at PPCHero.com
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:15am -
  • newThe Opportunities Tab – The Good And Bad
    The Opportunities tab offers account suggestions in Google AdWords and Bing Ads. There are both benefits and poor suggestions that need to be considered.Read more at PPCHero.com
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:20am -
  • 10 Things Every PPC Account Should Have [New Webinar!]
    Are you just starting out as a PPC Account Manager? Maybe you just need a refresher on things you should be doing? Do you have a clear vision of your …Read more at PPCHero.com
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 6:45am -
  • PPC – The Ultimate Guide to Pay-Per-Click Marketing
    This in-depth guide to pay-per-click (PPC) marketing covers the complete PPC scope. From settings to remarketing, this guide is packed with actionable information.Read more at PPCHero.com
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 6:00am -
  • [Webinar Recording] PPC Attribution: Bury The Last Click And Move On
    Are you still only crediting the last click when you measure your marketing success? We hate to break it to you, but last click attribution is dying and no longer …Read more at PPCHero.com
    - 3 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 11:00am -

Social Fresh

  • 11 Creative Brands Using Instagram’s Hyperlapse App
    This week Instagram released Hyperlapse, a standalone app that enables users to shoot create moving, handheld time lapses with enhanced video stabilization. Instagram has always built its company on top of producing, publishing and sharing great visu…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 5:51am -
  • Tip: You won’t believe what Facebook just did to improve the newsfeed…
    Yesterday Facebook announced a few improvements to the newsfeed. They are trying to reduce click-bait posts like those popularized by Upworthy and similar sites that create a lot of curiosity, but tell you very little about what you are actually goi…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • 10 Lessons Marketers Can Learn From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    If you haven’t been digitally detoxing, you have probably seen your friends (and some celebrities) dumping ice over their heads, challenging others to do the same, and in some cases donating money to ALS. It seems everyone has a point of view on th…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 5:45am -
  • Social Media Marketers: Win A Luxury VIP Trip To Social Fresh West
    Enter To Win Social Fresh WEST 2014 is in San Diego on October 28-30. We have just launched our free ticket sweepstakes. You can enter to win the grand prize, a luxury VIP Trip and full scholarship to Social Fresh WEST 2014. To enter the sweepstakes,…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:47am -
  • The Beginners Guide to Establishing Personality and Engagement on a Facebook Page
    Even with the mass migration of businesses to Facebook over the past few years, many of them have neglected Facebook’s central values; community and connection. Instead, they perceive it as just another advertising channel. Facebook’s advertising…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • Tip: Are you using too many social media tools?
    The number of tools, services and software that we use for marketing these days has increased exponentially. From publishing to analytics to creating images and lead generation and plenty of other categories. Really quickly there starts to be some ov…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 5:45am -
  • 8 Simple Tips That Can Help You Stand Out on Social Networks
    It’s not easy to stand out among a million posts and messages on Twitter and Facebook these days. And it actually gets harder each day as these and other social networks continue to grow. Luckily, I had the honor of interviewing some of the top i…
    - 19 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 9:35am -
  • 3 Tips For Making Sure Your Next Brainstorm Doesn’t Suck
    Jason Keath (@jasonkeath) is the CEO and founder of Social Fresh. He was a presenter at the most recent Social Fresh Conference. His session focused on owning your creative process, and how to get more out of your brainstorming sessions with colleagu…
    - 20 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 5:30am -
  • Tip: How to Create a Trending Topic on Twitter
    Cision pulled together a great blog post on this topic. And recently at Social Fresh EAST we pulled together a little data of our own. Cision looked at three different trending topics and the Twitter activity that lead to them being featured. Of thos…
    - 21 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 5:30am -
  • 4 Ways to Build Community On Your Blog
    In the early days of social media, everyone talked about community. Build your community. Talk to your community. Community is the bee’s knees. Everyone should have a community. Speaking from the perspective of having one of the most active communi…
    - 22 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 5:37am -

Boom Social

  • The Ultimate Content Marketing Tools List
    You have probably heard the saying “it’s all in the tools”, right? This is absolutely the truth in both social media AND content marketing. In fact, using the right tools as part of your content marketing strategy can make all the difference i…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:30am -
  • A Step-by-Step Guide to SEO Keyword Research Using FREE Tools
    Choosing keywords can easily become an overwhelming and costly part of your content creation and SEO strategies. And that’s why in this post, I’ll lay out a step-by-step strategy you can use to find the best keywords for your website or blog…u…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 5:01pm -
  • Discover How being human helped this Facebook Page Get 1.2 Million Likes on a single post [Case Study]
    What does it mean when businesses are asked to be more human? Share funny jokes? Tell people about their day? Share their favourite TV shows? Although the above might seem a little farfetched in actual fact those suggestions aren’t far of the trut…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 6:36am -
  • How To Rally Your Email And Contest Efforts? [Antavo Product Review]
    Sweepstakes and contest apps are still popular even though Facebook lets you run contests on your wall. It just makes sense; with apps you can capture leads, and add a spin to the contest. Apps have viral mechanics that not only capture new leads,…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • 8 Tools to Help You Create the Perfect Selfie
    I have to admit, I am a bit fascinated by the concept, popularity and mass use of the ‘selfie’. The word itself came into existence back in 2002, but has really taken off in the past few years due to the huge popularity of sharing selfie’s on…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 6:30am -
  • The Ultimate Guide to Building a Successful Business Blog
    I know that the vast majority of you who are reading this post have a blog. You have been told that having one is the best way to connect with your customers, to generate leads and to become an established expert in your niche. You have probably als…
    - 19 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 4:30am -
  • How To Remove or Block Someone From Your Facebook Fan Page
    Have you ever had someone posting inappropriate content or try to incite another fan on your Facebook fan page? It could simply be someone who tries to use your wall as their advertising platform. If you have asked nicely and they simply won’t sto…
    - 22 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 4:30am -
  • Facebook Bans Likes for Content
    Recently, Facebook made some announcements and one of those announcements was that you can no longer “like gate” or require people to like your page to get something in return. “You must not incentivize people to use social plugins or to like…
    - 25 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 7:37am -
  • Google Does Away With Authorship Photos! Is Authorship Still Necessary?
    You may have noticed over the past several weeks that Google’s search results are looking a little bit bare. Until very recently, if a blogger or site owner had connected their Google+ account to their website, a small thumbnail image (taken from…
    - 27 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 4:30am -
  • Facebook Has a BUY NOW Button? WHAT???
    That’s right – you may soon be seeing a Buy Now button on Facebook posts and ads! Facebook has made a few attempts over the years to break into the e-commerce game; these strategies have commonly been referred to as ‘f-commerce’. That stands…
    - 29 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 4:30am -

Razor Social

  • How to Find Out Which of Your Blog Posts are Not Indexed by Google
    Google doesn’t index all your content. Do you know which pages on your blog are not indexed on Google? Do you know which pages on your website are indexed but shouldn’t be? In this post, we take you through the process of figuring out which post…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:50am -
  • AgoraPulse Review: How to use AgoraPulse to Manage Facebook and Twitter
    Are you looking for a well-priced Facebook and Twitter management tool to support your business? We decided to take AgoraPulse for a spin to see how it fares against other competition in this space.  Let’s take a look! What is AgoraPulse? AgoraPul…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 5:40am -
  • Website Maintenance: 5 SEO Maintenance Tips to Oil Up Your Engine
    I generally only go to the garage when my car doesn’t switch on or if there’s a noise that can’t be hidden with the radio. But that’s not how I treat my website! I like to oil my website engine well before it breaks down. How often do you do…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 5:55am -
  • Image Optimization: How to Optimize Images for Your Blog
    Google hates a slow website, and it loves fast ones. This is going to continue because more and more people now browse their content on mobile devices, where you typically have slower connection speeds. Are you monitoring the performance of your we…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 6:00am -
  • How to Make Simple Animations For Social Media
    Have you seen any blog posts recently with animation videos that play automatically? Did you notice that Twitter recently started supporting animated GIFs? These kinds of animations are a great way of capturing attention, and also an effective way…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 5:15am -
  • 7 Cool Tools for a Blog That Will Rapidly Increase Your Traffic
    Christy Moore is a popular Irish ballad singer who is well known for his amazing songs and lyrics.  One of his songs is called, ‘Don’t forget your shovel if you want to go to work’, and it’s very apt for this article! When you’re blogging…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 5:40am -
  • How Do You Know if Your Twitter Strategy is Effective?
    Are you tweeting on a regular basis but not really sure if it’s working? What is your strategy for figuring out if Twitter is really useful for you? Years ago, I used to run software development teams and I remember developers using Twitter: I c…
    - 20 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • 9 Really Interesting Social Media Tools – Q2 Report
    Are you looking for some new social media tools to add to your arsenal? Every day, we come across new tools and, each quarter, we write a post where we share some really interesting tools that we have come across.  Some of these tools are new, some…
    - 22 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • 7 Sizzling Hot Social Media Tools Posts from Razorsocial
    Which hot posts have you missed on Razorsocial for the first two quarters of this year? We’ve had an amazing year so far and I’m extremely excited about what’s to follow! We deliver a lot of content on a weekly basis, so it’s possible you’…
    - 27 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • Can A Social Media Share be Used as a Route to Monetization?
    Have you been seeing more and more options for paying with a tweet, Facebook post, LinkedIn share or similar on the websites you visit? Can a social media share  be used a monetization strategy?  Is using social to get more eyeballs – and ultimat…
    - 29 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 6:30am -
  • How to Increase Google Pagerank
    Do you know the PageRank of your home page, and your other website pages?  Do you link your home page to important content on your site to help its PageRank? In this article, we take a look at PageRank and, in particular, how content can help incr…
    - 34 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:40am -
  • 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…
    - 36 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • 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…
    - 39 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:31am -
  • 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…
    - 41 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 6:00am -
  • 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…
    - 43 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • 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…
    - 46 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 5:55am -
  • 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…
    - 48 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • 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…
    - 50 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • 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…
    - 53 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • 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…
    - 55 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 5:02am -
  • 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…
    - 57 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • Buffer or Hootlet for Social Sharing?
    Spacing out the timing of your social media updates makes perfect sense.  Your audience is no longer 9 to 5 and you can’t be up 24 hours a day to service your social media accounts. Buffer and Hootlet (from the team at Hootsuite) provide useful…
    - 62 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • How to Rapidly Grow Your Instagram Followers
    Do you feel your Instagram followers are growing too slowly?  Want to rapidly speed up this growth?   The importance of great imagery is constantly increasing, so it’s not surprising that Facebook bought Instagram for over $1 billion in 2012.  …
    - 64 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 5:00am -
  • How to Use Oktopost to Manage and Track Your Social Media Activity
    Want a social media management solution that really tracks what you do and tells you what Return on Investment (ROI) you get from sharing content? Want support for sharing across LinkedIn Groups as well as the usual suspects (Twitter, Facebook etc.)?…
    - 67 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 5:00am -
  • What is Marketing Automation and How Does it Affect Social Media?
    When we talk about automation in the world of social media, we often think it’s a bad word.  And yet, when it’s done well, it’s actually an essential part of social media marketing. One-to-one communication is not possible with a large audi…
    - 69 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 5:00am -
  • Why it’s Essential You Monitor Trending Content
    Are you curious to find out what content on social media is trending or was trending at some stage? What about sharing information that is trending on your site with your audience? Why is it Essential to Monitor Trending Content? 1. If content is tr…
    - 71 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 5:00am -
  • Buy Facebook Likes or Grow Organically?
    Is it right to buy Facebook likes to build your Facebook Page? Buying likes by going to one of those spammy sites that offers 1,000 likes for $10 dollars (or similar) is extremely damaging to your brand.  You will end up with a large number of fans…
    - 76 days ago, 18 Jun 14, 5:00am -
  • How Do You Track if Your Social Media traffic Is Converting?
    Do you know how your social media sites’ traffic converts? What the conversion rate is from Twitter compared to Facebook?  From Google+ compared to LinkedIn? Do you track which social media traffic is assisting your conversion rates, and which is…
    - 78 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 5:00am -
  • How to Use SocialBro to Dramatically Grow Your Twitter Presence
    Do you want to grow your Twitter following significantly? Do you want to build a highly engaged community? What you need is a tool that is specifically focussed on doing this, so we want to talk about a tool called SocialBro that could be just the…
    - 81 days ago, 13 Jun 14, 5:00am -
  • How to Get Twitter Followers for Free – 7 Juicy Tips
    Are you struggling to grow your follower count on Twitter? Do you want to know how to get more followers? Getting more Twitter followers is actually very easy because a lot of people will automatically follow you back when you follow them. If you kno…
    - 85 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 8:00am -
  • How to use HitTail to Consistently Increase Traffic to Your Blog
    Do you struggle to write posts that rank well in Google and get you traffic? Do you find keyword research painful, or do you just avoid it altogether and write about whatever comes to mind? The most important thing is always to write great quality co…
    - 90 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 5:00am -
  • Throw Out Hootsuite and Use Sprout Social?
    Are you looking for an alternative social media management tool to replace Hootsuite? Hootsuite is a useful tool, but the interface and reporting could be a lot better.  Sprout Social offers a viable alternative that is simple to use, has a really n…
    - 92 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 5:00am -
  • How to Use Brand24 for Brand Monitoring
    Are you currently monitoring mentions across social media and web channels for your brand name? What about monitoring competitors, or even keywords, related to the content you want to track (e.g. blog posts)? Listening is just as important as talking…
    - 95 days ago, 30 May 14, 7:00am -
  • 5 Secret Ways to Instantly Become More Effective with Slideshare Presentations
    SlideShare is a powerful platform for promoting your products and services and for helping to build your brand. SlideShare has over 60 million users, and it is a particularly important channel if you’re marketing to other businesses.  You may th…
    - 97 days ago, 28 May 14, 6:00am -
  • How to Find Influencers on Twitter
    Who are the key influencers in your industry on Twitter that you need to connect with? Networking with people who have a large audience, and whose audience pays attention to what they have to say, is very useful for you, when their audience is your p…
    - 99 days ago, 26 May 14, 6:05am -
  • How to Use Raven Tools to Manage Social Media and SEO
    Have you ever wished you could manage all your internet and social media marketing with one tool? There are so many tools out there to help with SEO and social media, and the problem is that it’s difficult to find one tool that does everything. W…
    - 23 May 14, 5:00am -
  • 11 Social Media Management Software Applications to Shave Time off Your Day
    Are you interested in changing the social media management software app that you use? There are literally hundreds of social media management tools available in the marketplace and it’s difficult to choose which one would be the most suitable. So w…
    - 21 May 14, 5:00am -
  • 32 Hot Social Media Software Tools from Tool Providers
    Did you know that there are well over 1,000 social media software tools to choose from to help you manage your social media presence? We come across great tools on a regular basis. One of my favorite recent ones is OptinMonster which is a WordPress p…
    - 19 May 14, 6:02am -
  • 8 Very Useful Social Media Tools Reviewed Q1
    Are you looking for tools that will help you become more effective and efficient with social media? We do a lot of social media tool reviews, but there are a few tools around that we haven’t reviewed before.  Some of them are new, while others hav…
    - 14 May 14, 7:00am -
  • How to Promote Your Blog Post to Get 1,000 Shares
    Do you want to know how to promote your blog post so it’s shared over 1,000 times on various social media channels? There are some optimization tricks, tools and techie stuff you need to be aware of if you want to make that happen.  However, you h…
    - 11 May 14, 10:00pm -
  • Optinmonster Review: Growing Your Email Subscribers
    Is your email list growing on a daily basis or is it stagnating? An email list is so important to most online businesses, and if you’re growing your list with a relevant audience it will bring amazing benefits to your business. You could give me an…
    - 7 May 14, 6:10am -
  • 4 Extremely Useful Google Analytics Alternatives… Or Are They?
    Do you give your website’s metrics, data and analytics the attention they deserve? We all generally realize the importance of analytics, and feel that we should be doing more with the information it provides, yet many of us aren’t sure how best…
    - 5 May 14, 5:00am -
  • Website Analysis Report: 7 Questions That Need Answers Today
    Do you feel that you should be doing more analysis on your website? Do you know how well the traffic coming into your blog performs? It’s great to chat about traffic but there’s a lot more to take into account than just this.  We’d recommend a…
    - 30 Apr 14, 5:00am -
  • 7 Hot SEO Tips and Tricks for Blogs
    The more SEO skills you have, the more likely you are to get into trouble with Google. Of course that is not always the case, but there are many SEO professionals who still recommend shady practices that Google frown upon.  There are also some great…
    - 28 Apr 14, 5:00am -
  • 7 Amazingly Simple Ways to Get More Blog Comments
    You’re getting no blog comments, you’re becoming disillusioned, you’re about to to give up… But there is a way forward. Have I caught your attention?  I hope so because comments are so important. Over 90% of everyone that visits your site is…
    - 23 Apr 14, 5:00am -
  • 3 Super Tools To Track, Analyze and Improve Your Results Online
    There are plenty of great free business monitoring tools out there for small businesses, however, at some point you will find yourself needing a few more features than the free ones can offer. You generate all the social media traffic you want to en…
    - 21 Apr 14, 5:00am -
  • How to Improve Social Sharing by 97%
    Are your articles getting shared hundreds or thousands of times across social media channels? Isn’t it annoying to see other people getting lots of shares when your content is better?! Social sharing is a great way of driving more traffic to your b…
    - 16 Apr 14, 5:00am -
  • 7 Costly Technology Mistakes Made by Content Marketers
    If you are in the world of content marketing and are not allocating sufficient time to the technology side of things, then you are likely to be wasting a lot of time.  It’s easy to get consumed by the creation of content, but smart content creatio…
    - 14 Apr 14, 5:35am -
  • Growth Hacking: An Alternative Way To Build A Massive Social Media Presence
    Do you think you have a strong enough knowledge of the right social media tools to help you maximize results you achieve? Are your marketing skills supported by a strong understanding of technology? I read a recent article from Michael Brenner titled…
    - 9 Apr 14, 5:00am -
  • Social Media Tracking: 5 Simple Techniques to track ROI
    Are you measuring the performance of your social media efforts?  If so, what are you measuring? Return on Investment (ROI) with social media may not turn into dollars or Euros immediately, but there’s still a value in getting traffic to your site…
    - 7 Apr 14, 5:59am -
  • 7 Simple Ways of Maximizing Value from Guest Posting
    Guest posting is dead, you should no longer do it.  Is that true? Have you read all the talk about how Google doesn’t like people guest posting on other blogs any more?  Matt Cutts, who is the head of spam at Google, had a little rant about guest…
    - 2 Apr 14, 5:30am -
  • Social Media Marketing World: 16 Tools to Optimize Your Social Media Performance
    Want to make significant improvements to your social media presence to-day? At the Social Media Marketing World conference in San Diego last week I presented to a packed room about a range of tools to optimize social media performance. It contained a…
    - 31 Mar 14, 5:15am -
  • How to Discover Social Media Influencers
    You’ve probably heard that if someone doesn’t have a Klout score of above 80, then you should ignore them. Or have you heard that Klout should be ignored? Read on and find out the truth… There’s nothing like a bit of controversy to kick off a…
    - 26 Mar 14, 6:00am -
  • 8 Social Media Marketing Tools to Rapidly Accelerate Your Growth Online
    We’re all looking for ways to improve how we market our business through the many social media channels available. Paying for advertising through the social media channels can help but it’s very costly. There are many tools and apps that can help…
    - 24 Mar 14, 6:00am -
  • Who else wants 7 Extremely Useful Online Video Marketing Tools?
    Video helps you show up in Google search results, really gets your brand noticed and gets people converting on your website. Are you paying it enough attention?  Is online video marketing important to you? We all know that it’s good to share som…
    - 19 Mar 14, 6:00am -

Socialnomics

Social Media Explorer

  • Raising the bar: Customer relationships
    The past few months I have been a little focused, some may say obsessed, with lowering the bar. From my post on creating less content to my ideas on having a point in your social media marketing. I’ve been talking about being more deliberate, I’v…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • Wait, Weight? Do Tell Me
    A few months ago, I checked back into my Vermont hotel room and accepted my fate: snowed in; no way out. I took some time that night to sit out on the hotel balcony, watching the snow continue to fall, staring out at the monochromatic landscape, and…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • And The Era Of Social Sales Begins
    David Meerman Scott's new book, The New Rules of Sales and Service, is bound to usher in a new era of social sales as his marketing and PR version did.       Related StoriesThe New Buzzword That Is 100 Percent BullshitSuccessful Marketing St…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • How to Respond to Online Brand and Reputation Attacks
    Online brand and reputation attacks have become some of the easiest and most impactful mechanisms for individuals and companies to cause serious harm to businesses. These types of attacks can originate from a variety of sources, but most commonly the…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • Successful Marketing Starts With The Basics
    The same people keep asking the same questions about digital marketing, social media and marketing in general. They keep wondering where the easy button is (there isn’t one). They keep looking for someone to swoop in with an answer (there isn’t o…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • 5 Essential Components of a Successful Facebook Sales Strategy
    With almost 1.5 billion registered users from all across the globe, Facebook is any marketer’s dream platform. Over the last couple of years, it has seen the average age of its users rise steadily, which means there are more people on Facebook with…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • Consider the trusted resource
    A few weeks back Nichole Kelly wrote a series about ego and social and it took me a few weeks to really marinate in her words, the thing that I keep coming back to is this: We are overshooting social media. If the idea was to connect people with peop…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • Your Presence Is The Best Present You Can Present
    Flashback: My 2-year old daughter, like many 2-year-old daughters, has a doll that she has latched onto: Chandani. She carries it around; it rides in the car with us; she puts it down for naps. This particular doll has a bit of prescribed interactivi…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • Integrating Print Signage and Social Media to Extend Your Marketing Reach
    Now is a better time than ever to use a combination of both print marketing materials and social media tactics in a glorious cycle of promotion that gets all of your great content seen. While social media is king of communication and customer engagem…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • Could “Prospective-Customer Service” Best Traditional Marketing?
    My latest obsession: Prospective-Customer Service (PCS) departments. Their time has come. In Nichole Kelly’s amazing blog post, Is Your Ego What’s Really Driving Your Social Presence, she asks: “…if [our social presence wasn’t] about our eg…
    - 19 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • What’s the point?
    For the last year, I have been lucky enough to regularly contribute to this blog. I love it and aim at all times to be useful. I do get preachy, #sorrynotsorry. I am passionate about the customer. I enjoy encouraging my fellow marketers to think abou…
    - 19 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:00am -

Re/code

Copyblogger

  • The Marketer’s Guide to Using Quizzes to Reach and Engage Your Audience
    On July 5, 2014, a food blog called Food52 shared a quiz on Twitter titled, “Which cake are you?” The quiz was built to raise awareness for several new cake recipes on the site, and the results of the quiz showed each quiz taker’s “cake type,…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • A Quick Note About the History of Labor Day That You May Not Realize …
    The first Monday of September is upon us, which means that it is Labor Day in the United States (and Labour Day in Canada). Have you ever wondered why North America celebrates Labor Day in September, while many parts of the rest of the world celebrat…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • The 7 Things Writers Need to Make a Living
    If you’re a writer, you might have heard this most of your life. People don’t make a living writing. You should find something practical to do with your life. Smart, capable writers grimly pass around war stories on Facebook. Penny-a-word assignm…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 8:00am -
  • Two Important Announcements for Writers
    First, you may have seen yesterday the abrupt announcement that Google is, at least for the moment, discontinuing their Authorship functionality for search results and webmaster tools. For those in our Authority community, as well as those in our Cer…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 8:00am -
  • How to Earn $250 Per Hour As a Freelance Writer
    How sweet it would be to earn $250 per hour — as a writer, no less. Sounds like a crazy dream, right? It’s kind of like your dream to win America’s Got Talent with your nose whistling routine: Fun to think about, but it ain’t gonna happen. We…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 8:00am -
  • Save $100 on SMX East in New York
    Search Marketing Expo is the world’s largest search engine marketing conference, and this fall SMX East will take place in the nation’s most populous city. And if you’re planning on heading to New York City for SMX East (September 30 – Octobe…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 11:00am -
  • Clueless About Technical Writing? Get Started With These Essential Tips
    Technical writing is like copywriting’s old, boring uncle. In the communicative garden party that is online content, Copywriting gets everyone a drink and socializes, while Technical Writing runs the grill and feeds all the guests. Copywriters may…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 8:00am -
  • An Internet Marketing Education in 16 Ebooks and 20 Emails. No Charge.
    Want to discover the smartest ways to mix social media, content marketing, and SEO for lead generation? Want to convert those leads to customers and clients? We’ve got you covered with Internet Marketing for Smart People. And there’s absolutely n…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • 4 Simple Steps to Writing a Blog Post That Floods Your Inbox with Inquiries
    Are your blog posts helping you win clients? Blogging helps boost your authority, drive relevant traffic, and generate leads. But are your blog posts working for your business? Although business blogging is a longterm strategy, you can employ a few s…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 8:00am -
  • 3 Lessons Learned From a Titan of Copywriting
    I was on the phone earlier this week with copywriting legend John Carlton and we were ranting about all sorts of topics. (You know, like you do when you’re on the phone with John Carlton.) He made the observation that the next “big thing” in ma…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 8:00am -

TopRank Blog

The Future Buzz

  • Six Measurement Practices PR Pros Can Borrow From Marketers
    Way before “PR” or “marketing” came to be, humans were doing something both disciplines hold (or claim to hold) dear: telling stories. So if telling stories is core to what we do, - and it is, as we tell our brands’ or clients’ stories to…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 1:53pm -
  • Today’s Chinese Customer: Living at the Speed of Light
    Confusion reigns around the question of engaging today’s Chinese consumer. The question holds lucrative promise for those who can answer it, as China’s Internet economy is rivaling America’s in terms of scope, and eclipsing the West’s in term…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 10:40am -
  • A New PR Resource For Search Visibility & Measurement
    In many ways, PR is still run the way it was in web 1.0: very very far behind the times. But we are making progress as more entrepreneurs and investors see PR as a wide-open opportunity – especially in terms of technological innovation.A New PR Res…
    - 34 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 3:49pm -
  • HBO Doesn’t Get It, (Still) Forces Cable TV On Users For Streaming
    I really, really want to pay for HBO's content. But I do not want cable TV. Or any 'dumb pipe.' I've written about this time and time again and having never paid for cable TV since moving out of my parent's house in early 2000s I'm not being force…
    - 35 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 11:57am -
  • 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…
    - 56 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 1:13pm -

Socialmouths

  • After 1.5 Million Posts Analyzed, Here is the Perfect Facebook Post
    Do you know how to craft the perfect Facebook post? Being on the Facebook News Feed has become as hard as being on Google’s first page. The fierce competition and recent changes in the algorithm are turning this almost impossible, and what make…
    - 25 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 10:56am -
  • Newsjacking: How to Use Recent Events to Get Traction on Social Media
    Chances are, you’ve imbibed a tidbit or two about keeping your social efforts relevant to current events. Turning to the news for content ideas will keep you chock full of inspiration, and will also help you piggyback on search terms potential cust…
    - 27 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 10:32am -
  • 3 Reasons to Rethink Your Facebook Ad Bidding Strategy
    By now, you already know the basics of running ads on Facebook – impactful headlines, attention-grabbing images, and concise copies, delivered within an emotional framework. Of course, you should not forget the advanced Facebook targeting capabilit…
    - 33 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:32am -
  • 8 Tips to Take Advantage of The New Google My Business
    Google has been honing its small business products for years, a process that has just as often been confusing for small business owners as it has been helpful. Now that confusion should be drastically reduced with the release of Google My Business. U…
    - 35 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 10:48am -
  • 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…
    - 41 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 11:23am -
  • 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…
    - 48 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 11:42am -
  • 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…
    - 56 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 10:35am -
  • 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…
    - 62 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 10:03am -
  • 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…
    - 85 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 9:49am -
  • 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…
    - 88 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 10:44am -

Top Dog Social Media

  • My Top 7 Worst Blogs & Why They Sucked
    Have you struggled with creating content that people both read and share? Content marketing isn’t always a walk in the park. In fact, it often results in quite a few failures before you really start to get the hang of creating content that resonate…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 1:42pm -
  • Cracking The LinkedIn Code: A Modern Social Selling Strategy
    Once you’ve dialed into the formula, social selling and LinkedIn go together like coffee and donuts. When used properly, there is an endless opportunity to generate more leads, prospects and clients. There are spoken and unspoken rules of best prac…
    - 14 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Publish Content On LinkedIn
    The ability to publish long form posts on LinkedIn used to be a feature reserved for the elite of the network, aka LinkedIn Influencers. Those days are over and now anyone can use the LinkedIn publishing platform and there are an exciting amount of b…
    - 20 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 1:34pm -
  • 10 Experts Share How To Improve Facebook Organic Reach
    Have you noticed a drop in Facebook organic reach for your page posts? You’re not alone. We wrote about it when we spotted the first sign of the reachocalypse back in December 2013 and our site nearly blew up with traffic in the first 48 hours. App…
    - 27 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 8:19am -
  • The State of Social Media Marketing – August 2014 Edition
    Do you struggle to keep up with the latest social media changes? With the rapidly evolving world of social media, it’s easy to feel like your head is spinning just to keep track of all the new features that are always coming into the mix. LinkedIn…
    - 34 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 41 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:54pm -
  • 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…
    - 48 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 12:37pm -
  • 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…
    - 55 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 10:25am -
  • 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…
    - 62 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 11:22am -
  • 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…
    - 64 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 1:03pm -

Simply Measured

  • How Companies on Forbes List Make Big Gains on Twitter
    Forbes America’s Best Small Companies list brings together the most successful 100 small companies in the nation. We used the Forbes collection as a a sample set for our Twitter Study in January, comparing their activities and engagement to the In…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 9:12pm -
  • Vine’s New Customization Features, and Why Social Media Marketers Should Care
    Today, Vine announced major updates to its shooting, importing, editing, and sharing capabilities. These customization options make Vine more valuable to marketers than ever before because the tool is now stronger, faster, and more multifunctional. H…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 1:31pm -
  • 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Sephora’s Cross-Channel Social Strategy
    If your brand is active on multiple social channels, looking at audience response and engagement results on a channel-by-channel basis just isn’t going to cut it. You’re not seeing the data in context. I wanted to show how much rich information c…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 5:50pm -
  • Cross-Channel Social Media Measurement Webinar
    Cross-channel measurement is critical to any advanced social media strategy, but it’s a complex problem that is difficult to solve. With more networks, bigger audiences, and advancing tactics, the measurement needs for social media marketers are in…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 1:10pm -
  • Social Media Strategy: The Pros and Cons of Global vs. Local
    Every social media strategy – local or global – has pros and cons. Understanding these tradeoffs will help your brand decide which type of presence you need, or whether you want something in between: a “global-local” presence. Choosing a d…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 12:19pm -

SEO Buzz World

  • newHow to Redirect Website from Http to Https?
    As per the Google new updates, migration from Http(non-secured) version of the website to Https(secured) version is mindatory. In this article we have summed up 3 simplest ways to redirect website from Http to Https. Read on to know more.The post Ho…
    - 34 mins ago, 2 Sep 14, 3:39pm -
  • 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…
    - 53 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 3:47am -
  • 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…
    - 57 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 2:20pm -
  • 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…
    - 60 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 11:45am -
  • 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…
    - 60 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 11:36am -
  • 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…
    - 60 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 11:28am -
  • 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…
    - 61 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 4:46am -

Marketing Land

  • newU.S. Open Uses Social Media To Tell The #StoryOfTheOpen On A Billboard
    Think billboards are boring? Well, this one, which combines elements of event marketing with social media and online video, is anything but. The post U.S. Open Uses Social Media To Tell The #StoryOfTheOpen On A Billboard appeared first on Marketing…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:30pm -
  • newContent Marketing: What To Measure Beyond Sales & Leads
    Sure, you should be measuring revenue and leads related to your content marketing, but what are the other less-obvious benefits that content provides? The post Content Marketing: What To Measure Beyond Sales & Leads appeared first on Marketing Land…
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:45am -
  • new3 Online Website Creator Tools For Your Small Business
    If you run a small business ready for its own web site, or if you're ready to upgrade to a more modern design, you should check out these three easy site-creation services. The post 3 Online Website Creator Tools For Your Small Business appeared fi…
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:23am -
  • newWill Apple Payments Resurrect Google Wallet?
    Google’s near-field communications (NFC) based Google Wallet launched with enormous fanfare in 2011. Then it fizzled. Now it could ironically be revived by competitor Apple as the latter prepares to offer its own iPhone-based mobile payments syst…
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:14am -
  • newVIDEO: HubSpot’s Dharmesh Shah, The Engineer Who Hacked Marketing, Chats At MarTech
    Now poised for a $100 million IPO, HubSpot’s co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dharmesh Shah, says the company’s early aha moment came from the success of Shah’s company blog. Speaking with host Scott Brinker at the inaugural MarTech con…
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:52am -
  • newEU Taking Harder Look At $19B Facebook-WhatsApp Deal
    European regulators have reportedly sent an unusual “second wave” of questions to a range of companies as part of its antitrust review of the pending Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp. The Wall Street Journal reports the questionnaire is “ex…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:24am -
  • Why Perfectionists Make Great Content Marketers
    Does perfection get in the way of good? Arienne Holland argues that perfectionists make great content marketers. What do you think?The post Why Perfectionists Make Great Content Marketers appeared first on Marketing Land.Please visit Marketing La…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:11am -
  • Check Out the Workshop Lineup at SMX Social Media Marketing – Best Rates Available Now
    Attend a comprehensive workshop conducted by leading experts in internet marketing on November 18, immediately preceding SMX Social Media Marketing November 19-20 in Las Vegas. Workshop topics: Marketing Land’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp: The…
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • Disappearing Act: LinkedIn Lays Off InMaps Network Visualization Tool
    One of the slicker connection features that LinkedIn offered has been quietly discontinued. InMaps was a tool from LinkedIn that allowed users to better visualize their connections that they’ve made on the service. As of this week, InMaps will be r…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 6:22am -
  • The First New User Sign-Up Path In 3 Years Arrives On Twitter
    Twitter users that are new to the service will be greeted by a brand new sign-up flow, the first change to the user experience in quite awhile. According to Twitter’s Senior Director of Product Management, Christian Oestlien, the refresh took month…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 5:57am -

Daily Blog Tips

  • How to Build and Sell an Online Business
    It’s the dream of every online entrepreneur. But it seems to evade most. Stuck between one idea and the next big thing, most online entrepreneurs struggle to see any of their websites really create traction and substantial financial return.Wanna le…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:07pm -
  • How to Generate Blog Content
    So, is it better to write content for people or write content for search engines? I trust you know the correct answer to this question. However, writing content for search engines and writing content for people doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 6:55am -
  • No More Authorship in Google Search Results
    Around two years ago Google introduce the Authorship project, which aimed to introduce a new factor to classify and rank web pages: the author of the content. First of all the site would need to follow some guidelines, including clearly displaying th…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 6:50am -
  • Write and Promote Your Posts the Right Way
    Once in a while I like to recommend resources and posts from around the web. I believe this helps to expand the community around the site (as the bloggers I mention usually become readers themselves), and it also enriches the content, as you get to r…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:46am -
  • Down on Blogging? How to Beat the Blogging Blues
    "I am tired of blogging," a friend told me.As I resisted the urge to play him the world’s tiniest violin, I asked him why he was tired.Wanna learn how to make more money with your website? Check the Online Profits training program!
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 11:04pm -