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4 Reasons Social Media Marketing May Not Be Working for Your Business

You can make social media marketing work. I’m not going to lie – it’s hard and does take time, but it can work. I come across business owners everyday who struggle with using social media in their business’ marketing plan. I eat, live and breathe it so it’s like second-nature to me, however most business […]

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Owner/Social Media Strategist at ME Marketing Services
Mandy is the owner of ME Marketing Services, a social marketing company located in Georgia providing social media consulting & management for small to medium-sized businesses. A proud graduate of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia she has a thorough marketing background of over 12+ years. In the fall you can find her & her family at Sanford Stadium cheering on their beloved Georgia Bulldogs. Mandy was recently named as one of the Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers for 2015 by StatSocial.

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Your SEO Insider No. 50 – Most Important Trends in SEO [Survey]

Welcome back SteamFeeders! For this week’s milestone 50th edition of Your SEO Insider, some of the smartest, most trusted names in the SEO industry share their insights into what they see as the most important SEO trends or strategies for business owners and marketers. Don’t miss: Original Content from Eric Enge, Ana Hoffman, Neil Patel, Phil […]

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I am an Search Engine Marketing specialist and speaker, former teacher and basketball coach, married with 2 children (Daniel & Ashley), a wanna be author, avid reader, an out of shape cyclist, and a Canadian ex-pat.

I hope to add a voice of reason, understanding, and professionalism to the SEO industry.

I blog at BrentCarnduff.com

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Startups — Legal Matters: Controlling Digital Assets

Over the past three months, I have addressed key legal fundamentals in launching a new business venture, ways to protect your “public face” with customer agreements and balancing big data and privacy. This month, I discuss maintaining control over your business’ key digital assets. Specific topic include: • The role of digital assets in today’s […]

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Kathy Ossian is Founder and CEO of Ossian Law, P.C., a firm focused exclusively on Information Technology Law, including technology contracts, data protection and compliance and corporate technology policies. Kathy has over 30 years of legal experience and over 17 years of Information Technology law expertise. Kathy is the Managing Editor of “Social Media and the Law” published by the Practising Law Institute. Kathy is also an Advanced Certified Faculty Member at University of Phoenix where she teaches graduate and undergraduate business law courses. She is a long-time Best Lawyer in America and a Michigan Super Lawyer in information technology law.

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Your Weekly SEO Insider: No. 49

Welcome back SteamFeeders! Your SEO Insider is a curated list of the best and most important Search Engine and SEO articles from the past week. Don’t miss: Is click-through rate a search ranking signal? how to rank on YouTube Link building tactics Creating content that will rank Search Engine news and updates SEO Still on […]

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I am an Search Engine Marketing specialist and speaker, former teacher and basketball coach, married with 2 children (Daniel & Ashley), a wanna be author, avid reader, an out of shape cyclist, and a Canadian ex-pat.

I hope to add a voice of reason, understanding, and professionalism to the SEO industry.

I blog at BrentCarnduff.com

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I Own A StartUp, Why Should I Blog?

As a start-up company, you are the ship’s captain and are running a million different things that are coming down the pipe. You are the one who has all of the answers and makes all of the decisions. Then one day you are sitting with a buddy who asks “Why don’t you have a blog?” […]

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Laurie currently owns and operates SiteMast, which is where WordPress Web Design and Social Media meet. She also is a project manager and social media manager for K-3 Technologies in Atlanta. Diet Coke addict, Iowa Cyclones Football supporter, and animal lover. Can't wait to connect with everyone!

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How to Use Evernote to Research and Write Amazing Blogs

Key Takeaways Participating in interviews with colleagues and influencers empowers knowledge, relationships, and professionalism. Research creates solid content posts. It shows you are familiar with your topic and have done your work.  It amplifies your authority, showing that you know influencers. You are a master of the current topic and an intelligent writer. You can verify the credibility and strength of […]

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You've got to check out Darin's innovative blogging right now at ZipMinis: Science of Blogging. 

Speak your mind in a comment below, and he'll respond.

Darin rocks professional blogging, writing, teaching, and leadership at ZipMinis Freelance Writing.

He also provides traffic help for bloggers. He publishes on many power sites like Technorati, Blog Critics, B2C, SteamFeed, LifeHack, and Social Media Today. Find Darin on Google+.

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How Better Personalization can Help Drastically Improve Your Conversions

Even as technology improves drastically, our experience of shopping remains the same as always. We still love the “window shopping” aspect of buying things, browsing through numerous products before making an informed decision. Buying your son a helicopter during your office lunch? Picking up a pair of shoes and perhaps some new socks to go […]

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K S Bisht
K S Bisht is an entrepreneur running a small online marketing site called Semark Media – A Modern Digital Marketing Platform. He likes to write in a unique way which help user to understand better. When he is not immersed in work, he finds time to chill out in his own fortress of solitude.

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How Much of the Internet’s Potential are You Wasting?

There is an interesting dichotomy floating around on the Internet. On the one hand, the web (and social media specifically) is supposed to be fostering creativity and individual expression. On the other hand, the partisan and anonymous nature of the Internet is fuelling a stronger and stronger herd mentality. A distance that causes people to […]

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Randy is the principal at Kayak Online Marketing. His experience includes extensive work with more than 440 companies and organizations. He is the author of three online marketing and business books, Findability: Why Search Optimization is Dying + 21 New Rules of Content Marketing, Building a Better Business Website: 10 Crucial Strategies for Turning Your Online Presence Into Something Your Company Can Actually Use, and the collaborative book, Disruption: How Successful people Use Social Media for business (all 3 books are available on Amazon Kindle).

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The Best Time to Tweet… Is When Your Audience is Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

Think the best time to tweet is Mondays at 9 a.m.? Think again. Despite all of the analysis of the best time to tweet, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Bright and early Monday morning might work for a small sample of businesses, but what if your audience is still sleeping at that time? Or in […]

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Tukan is the co-founder of LeadSift, a platform to identify actionable business opportunities from social media. At LeadSift, he is the hacker, hustler and the dreamer where he is working with his team to make social sales a reality. Outside of work, he likes to play cricket, soccer and watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart! Connect with him on Twitter @tdas

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Your SEO Insider (No. 48): User Experience as an SEO Ranking Factor, Understanding SEO, and more . . .

Your SEO Insider – your key to keeping up on the SEO strategies and search engine changes that you need to know about each week! Don’t miss: Is User Experience (UX) a ranking factor? Bing changes local search UX  for home buyers/renters Picking the best “Barnacle” sites for your industry Understanding SEO User Experience is undeniably […]

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I am an Search Engine Marketing specialist and speaker, former teacher and basketball coach, married with 2 children (Daniel & Ashley), a wanna be author, avid reader, an out of shape cyclist, and a Canadian ex-pat.

I hope to add a voice of reason, understanding, and professionalism to the SEO industry.

I blog at BrentCarnduff.com

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Facebook Authorship: A Guide For Startups

What do startups need to know about Facebook Authorship? Marketing managers for startups and small businesses might immediately grimace at this idea because they remember the difficulty in setting up Google authorship.  Facebook is different…stay with me. As Google discontinues their authorship functions, Facebook sees the opportunity to extend it’s focus on providing quality news […]

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Keri Jaehnig is the Founder and CMO at Idea Girl Media, an international Social Media Marketing Agency. Keri helps business brands, non-profits and public figures achieve social media success and positive online reputation. Keri's work has been featured at Forbes and Social Media Today, Search Engine People, and she has been quoted by Business Insider. She also writes for her own blog at ideagirlmedia.com. In 2013 Keri received a Small Business Influencer Honorable Mention Award, and a commendation for Outstanding Attainment in Social Media from the State of Ohio Senate. Non-fat lattes, travel & quick wit make her smile, and Keri is always enthused to meet new people!

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Profitable List Building in 2015 and Beyond: Proven Tactics You Mustn’t Ignore

Research by Monetate has shown that email beats search and social combined as a driver of online sales; the study, analyzing over 500 million shopping experiences, revealed that the average conversion rate from email is 3.19% as opposed to 1.95% and 0.71% from search and social media respectively. It’s been said for long that the […]

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Bamidele Onibalusi is a successful blogger and entrepreneur. Huffington Post calls him an "ultimate business success story" and he's been featured in Forbes and Digital Journal. He owns Effective Business Ideas and Writers in Charge.

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Starting With On-Page SEO? Here’s How to Get Your Keywords Right

Every website owner who has been around for a while knows that SEO has two main parts to it: there’s on-page SEO and off-page SEO. The former is about tuning your site internally, improving its structure and keyword layout, while the latter is about everything you do outside your site (things like link building, for […]

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Karol K
Karol K. (@carlosinho) is a blogger and writer for hire. His work has been published all over the web, on sites like: NewInternetOrder.com, MarketingProfs.com, Lifehack.org, Quick Sprout, ProBlogger, Six Revisions, Web Design Ledger, and others. Feel free to contact him to find out how he can help your business grow by writing unique and engaging content for your blog or website.

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Building Content Bench Strength

Do the following situations sound familiar: Are you struggling to keep up with your content requirements? Are you only developing content authored by you and your organization? Are you reaching enough of your audience? Do you see a decline in reach and engagement in your social channels? There is no shortage of advice about the […]

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Andrew is a recognized senior social strategist, speaker, and blogger. He has held senior strategy roles with wireless, e-business, financial, and social CRM service providers, helping clients remain competitive by embracing social media and digital technologies.

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Startup Lesson: What I Learned From Landing My First Clients

Startup founders have many priorities, but none is more important than finding customers and building revenues. Sure, you have many priorities in product development, operations, and the like. But without clients, you have no revenues. And without revenues, there is no business. Period. This article tells the story of how my then-startup got its first […]

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Marco Terry
Marco Terry is the managing director and founder of Commercial Capital LLC and Commercial Capital LLC (Canada). He provides invoice financing to small and midsize companies that need working capital. For more information, please call (877) 300 3258.

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The Blunt and Brutal Honest Truth About SEO

There is no other marketing effort more complex or changing at a faster rate than search engine optimization (SEO). It takes a great deal of time to just keep up with the trends. Something you learned six months ago can be outdated today. And it’s unique in that you no longer really perform SEO on […]

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Thomas is a high-energy, socially-consumed digital marketer. With a passion for telling stories, he puts his creativity to use in building content that is optimized and attractive on the ever-changing, ever-growing web. He works full-time at Site-Seeker Inc, a small digital marketing agency, and part-time as an adjunct professor at Utica College where he teaches social media. Tom earned his master’s in IMC from West Virginia University and his bachelor’s in PR from Utica College of Syracuse University. He's a music enthusiast, obsessed with punk rock and 90s rap, and lives in Central NY with his wife and daughter.

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How to Reach Over 1 Million People Through Guest Blogging

It was a high. The very first time I had a guest post published. I had never seen so much traffic come to my site all at once. The first hour my post went live, I got 200 new email addresses.  At the time, my single biggest day in email acquisition I ever had. What […]

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Greg Digneo is the founder of Birchfield, a software company that helps content marketers build their email list through referrals. We are in beta. Click here for early access..

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4 Agile Collaboration Tools to Manage Your Project Better

There are several project management tools out there, but not all allow agile task tracking and real-time collaboration. Why agile? Because agility is the key to successful project management. It is your way to move forward and adapt to changing situations easily, with the ability to think and take decisions quickly. Agile project management and […]

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Sébastien Boyer is the product manager of Nutcache, a smart and simple project management tool for all size of businesses with time tracking, invoicing and expenses.

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Case Study: Here’s How to Get 2,600 EXTRA Subscribers in 6 Months

The money is in the list. If you’ve been running an online business for more than a few weeks, you’ve probably heard the above axiom before. While there are several figures given by various sources as to the value of an email subscriber, many experts will agree that estimating a subscriber on your list to be […]

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Bamidele Onibalusi is a successful blogger and entrepreneur. Huffington Post calls him an "ultimate business success story" and he's been featured in Forbes and Digital Journal. He owns Effective Business Ideas and Writers in Charge.

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