Amazon Acquires Goodreads: Boon or Bust for Small Publishers? + MORE

HP Empowers Social Care in Customer-Manned Forums – socialmediaexplorer.com They may not be talked about much, but forums are a driving force in true social media success. Social Media Explorer has experienced the prevalence of forums first hand. When we begin working with a client we create a Conversation Report, which uncovers research on where online conversations are happening around their brand, competitors and industry… Continue Reading On socialmediaexplorer.com » PR and the Airline ‘Fat Tax’: Endless Possibilties – prnewsonline.com/prnewsblog/ Recently, Dr. Bharat P. Bhatta of Sogn og Fjordane University College in Norway, laid out a modest proposal in the...

Some Helpful Ways to Get People to Share Your Blog Posts + MORE

25 SEO Tools for Links, Keywords and Rank Tracking – marketingtechblog.com We’re always on the lookout for great tools and with a $5 billion industry, SEO is one market that has a ton of tools to help you. Whether you’re researching you or your competitors’ backlinks, trying to identify keywords and cocurrence terms, or simply trying to monitor how your site is ranking, here are the most popular SEO tools and platforms on the market… Continue Reading On marketingtechblog.com » Better Ingredients. Better Pizza. Better Social Strategy. – marketingtechblog.com Mind the spelling error and the fact that a fat guy...

Marketing Day: March 26, 2013 + MORE

5 Big Brand Landing Page Examples [with Critiques] – unbounce.com/blog The big question here is: “Do the big brands produce better landing pages than the average SMB?” Do they utilize professional designers and take advantage of their status and brand image to design experiences that work in perfect concert with their other brand properties (Website, magazines, advertising)? In this post, I’ll look at 5 company’s landing pages and critique what’s good and bad about each of them – and things they might want to throw into an A/B test for optimization… Continue Reading On unbounce.com/blog » High-Speed Coding: Goodbye, Zen...

How To Build Your Own Custom Google Analytics Dashboard + MORE

Facebook Adds Reply to Comment Feature: A Cheer Rises Up Across the Land! – marketingpilgrim.com Take notice, my fine readers, today is a banner day – I’m going to say something nice about Facebook. After years of wishing and hoping, Facebook just implemented replies to comments. Yes, you heard it right. Now you can directly respond to a comment whether it’s first, last or somewhere in the middle… Continue Reading On marketingpilgrim.com » Design Patterns: C-Swipe: An Ergonomic Solution To Navigation Fragmentation On Android – smashingmagazine.com    There are 3,997 different Android devices. Your navigation should work with all of...

Business owners: Never confuse silence with satisfaction + MORE

Build Your Google Analytics Infographic on Visually – marketingtechblog.com We love Visual.ly for finding and sharing infographics. DK New Media is a certified designer on Visual.ly, with a ton of great infographics we’ve researched, designed and promoted for our clients. As well as static infographics, the Visual.ly team continues to enhance their dynamic infographics as well… check out this great Google Analytics infographic that pulls your weekly stats into a beautiful design… Continue Reading On marketingtechblog.com » Zero Moment of Truth: 8 Steps to Readiness – marketingtechblog.com Late last year I stood in for a colleague to do a presentation...

Weekend Favs March Twenty Three + MORE

Share Your Google Analytics Data As An Infographic – marketingland.com Wouldn’t it be great to get weekly website performance updates as a simple, easy-to-read graphic? Now you can go beyond the Google Analytics dashboard with a new creative  – and free – tool by Visual.ly. The New Google Analytics Report automatically delivers an infographic… Please visit Marketing Land for the full article… Continue Reading On marketingland.com » SpeakPipe: Put Voicemail on your Website – marketingtechblog.com If your business doesn’t have the resources to man the phones and respond to every request that comes through your site, you may want to...

Yahoo’s Firefox Toolbar Serving Up Questionable Affiliate Links As Coupons + MORE

Yahoo’s Firefox Toolbar Serving Up Questionable Affiliate Links As Coupons – marketingland.com Yahoo’s partnership with a toolbar provider has led to questionable affiliate links showing up in the latest version of Yahoo’s Firefox toolbar. How questionable? In one case, an affiliate was redirecting traffic from Ticketmaster.com to a competing online ticket seller. In other cases,…. Continue Reading On marketingland.com » The 3 Keys to Success – ducttapemarketing.com/blog/ Enjoy this guest post from Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Joe Costantino. photo credit: seeveeaar via photopin cc What separates the good from the great in any endeavor? What allows one athlete to compete...

What Is the Difference Between Earned and Paid Traffic? + MORE

Make a Big Impact on Your Landing Page with a Small Budget Video – unbounce.com/blog Filming yourself? Awkward, yet cheap. (Image source) It seems like almost every respectable, tech-savvy company has a homepage video these days. And while it may be somewhat of a trend, it’s not without good reason. Adding a video to your landing page can produce big results. Like a 64% increase in conversions big… Continue Reading On unbounce.com/blog » How to Sell More by Focusing On Less – ducttapemarketing.com/blog/ Today’s guest post is from Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Sean D’Souza. – Enjoy! Image Credit: Sean D’Souza...

Infographic: Mobile APPeal – Exploring the Mobile Landscape + MORE

Klout’s New Product Invites Businesses To Get Serious About Social Influence – marketingland.com Klout is hoping businesses will start to take social influence — and Klout itself — more seriously with today’s announcement of an analytics dashboard called Klout for Business. Klout describes it as “a set of tools designed to help you unlock the reach and power of your… Please visit Marketing Land for the full article… Continue Reading On marketingland.com » How User-Generated Content Powers Better Social SEO Results – socialmediaexplorer.com User-Generated Content (UGC) allows online properties to grow in size and depth through an open-relationship with online...

Will A Watch or Glasses Be The Norm for Internet Users? + MORE

How a Pro Marketer Would Sell a Used Workout Machine on Craigslist – blog.crazyegg.com It doesn’t matter whether you are writing offers for a Fortune 500 company or Craigslist. To get results, you use the same basic techniques. Let’s take a look at some Craigslist ads to see what works. Then try the same techniques on your own sales pages and see if they don’t make a difference. Start with a compelling title Every offer should start with a strong headline… Continue Reading On blog.crazyegg.com » Business to Business Alternative Marketing – marketingtechblog.com One of the opportunities for Business to...

What Is Your Content Giving? + MORE

Responsively Retrofitting An Existing Site With RWD Retrofit – smashingmagazine.com    Since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, touchscreen mobile devices have exploded in popularity. They have introduced new problems, new solutions, new interactions, new ways of thinking and, of course, new costs to our clients. The most important question on everyone’s mind — clients and developers alike — is, “How can we provide a great Web experience to our users on mobile?” It All Started With iPhone The mobile Web was rarely considered before the iPhone (mostly because mobile browsers were so bad)… Continue Reading On smashingmagazine.com »...

Pinterest Introduces Web Analytics, and Other Marketing Stories of the Week + MORE

Pinterest Introduces Web Analytics, and Other Marketing Stories of the Week – blog.hubspot.com Email. Search engines. All those social networks. These channels and platforms are what make inbound marketing possible. Think about it. Without search engines, how would prospects find the content they’re looking for? If there were no such thing as social media, how could businesses still have scalable interactions with thousands of customers and prospects? Sometimes it blows my mind to think how far marketing has come just in the last few years — and how those changes just keep on coming… Continue Reading On blog.hubspot.com » Google...

Microsoft Study: Multi-Screen Behavior And What It Means For Marketers + MORE

How to Center Align Your Embedded Tweets [Quick Tip] – blog.hubspot.com We love us some embedded tweets. They’re a great way to give your content a little pizzazz, and they help to enhance engagement with it, too — among other use cases. But a couple of months ago when we went to embed a tweet into one of our blog articles, we noticed that Twitter no longer included an out-of-the-box option to specify the alignment of embedded tweets like it used to… Continue Reading On blog.hubspot.com » Microsoft Study: Multi-Screen Behavior And What It Means For Marketers – marketingland.com We all...

How to Sell a Car over the Internet

If a person owns a car, there is likely to come a time when they wish to sell it. This is usually an inescapable element of motoring. Now we are well into the 21st century, most things can be accomplished while sitting comfortably in an armchair, and selling a car is one. Legions of websites sell cars, although larger ones ask for a fee. Vast numbers of people pass through eBay.com and Craigslist, and the latter is free. EBay is sometimes used to sell objects as expensive as a Holden Captivia, and as you would discover from reading a Holden...

Planning the Perfect Corporate Event

As business becomes increasingly competitive the whole idea of corporate entertainment is becoming more important than ever. Taking good care of clients and building a good ‘out of work’ relationship with them is almost as essential as delivering good work. If you’ve been put in charge of corporate entertainment for a big client then here are just a couple of things to bear in mind before you start organizing an event. Firstly, like any other project, it’s really important to do your research and find out as much as you can about what your client likes and doesn’t like. There’s no point organizing what...

All good things must come to an end…It was a good run while it lasted…RIP Encyclopedia Britannica print edition

Childhood….Ahhh those were the days of no responsibility where my only recollection of money was that my parents had it and I needed it to buy candy or that new toy.  But what I do remember as a youth was that my parents subscribed to Encyclopedia Britannica.  I asked my mom a while back how they ended up with the encyclopedias and she gave me the spiel where a salesman came door to door saying something about how it was going to be the way of the future.  They had just had me as their first child and they didn’t...

Side Hustle: The Real Mobile Hot Spot

The bulk of us that read and blog have regular full time jobs.  Many of us do this for fun or as a side hustle trying to make some passive income.  I have been an avid reader for a few years and have seen some interesting side hustles over at Budgets Are Sexy side hustle series.  This one that I am about to tell you about takes the cake.   A New York marketing firm, Bartle Bogle Hegarty’s Labs (BBH), created a stir at the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) recently.  The festival held in Austin, Texas is...

Week 5 Recap: A Month in and I am here to stay for the long haul!

Well here it is the Five For Friday.  Another week has come and gone and we continue to pump out the articles.  It has had its share of ups and downs over there past month and a half, from late nights to early mornings.  A lot of great comments and plenty of feedback received via email.  Thank you and keep those suggestions coming.  I really appreciate it.  Here is what I have been reading this past week that has really kept my interest and even provoked some commenting.  Homeownership may not be for everyone but here are some lessons learned. ...

Week Dos Recap – I am fluent in Spanish, not really…

Wow a whole 2 weeks into personal finance blogging and I have to say I love doing it.  It has been a great journey thus far.  I am building some great friendships with the personal finance blogging community.  I have found the Yakezie Network great and everyone is very willing to help out.  I learned that with blogging or your spouse you have to give love to receive love.  I am out there sharing the love as much as I can with my fellow bloggers.  Here is it close to midnight preparing the post after a long day of blogging and...

How to Market yourself with a magnificent resume

While I haven’t disclosed much personal information yet, bits and pieces will come out as we delve further into this blog about How to Market.  I am an accountant/financial analyst that works at a local non-profit organization in Market who receives much of its funding from state and federal governments resumes.  Recently it has been discussed merging with another non-profit in the area which is teaching to people How to Market yourself.  They organizations are still in the very infancy stages of seeing if something like this is even plausible.  But I could be one day without a job because...