19 Sep Building Social Media Profiles For Fun & Profit

Building a targeted social media follower base is no easy task. However, there are certain ways to speed things up and get a quick ROI for your time spent. It's really hard to see the value when you're starting out, especially when trying to get upper management to put good money and manpower towards the cause. It's one of the toughest areas we have with our clients as they hate waiting for results, and really they should only be using...

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11 Feb Olive Garden Doesn't F#$@ Around

  Pure Branding Gold   I have no idea if this is fake but it was a hot discussion on Reddit this past week. I for one hope it's real as it would be one helluva PR stunt. A lot of brands are not against pulling off a stunt like this although they're quite family oriented so I can see how this may be a photoshop. Despite that factor, this image has been the talk of the town and it has inadvertently brought...

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11 Aug Infographic Marketing Strategies For Links & Brand Buzz

Marketing your infographics properly is a sure fire way to snag natural links, build brand buzz and gain social media followers. It's a form of content creation that is relatively inexpensive to do and can continue to bring in links for years to come. The latter aspect really gets me excited because I've seen some crazy good links come in a year later from some great topical link bait. There's no doubt that infographics have become the most widely used...

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21 Jul Interview with Anand Patel, Founder of TalkHotels.com

Recently I've been enjoying the beta-test of TalkHotels.com, a new professional and social network for hoteliers and hospitality professionals. I’ve been sharing my knowledge and chatting with hotel industry members and had a chance to meet the founder, Anand Patel. He’s agreed to have an interview with me to share what it’s all about. Simon: Hi Anand, please fill our readers in on the basic concept and features for TalkHotels Anand: The concept for TalkHotels is simple: create a free networking tool for...

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12 Jun Buy Google +1 Votes? How Long Before It's Gamed?

I was recently adding the Google +1 button to my site, and while I'm not too happy about adding another bloody button to the long list of ones here, it had to be done. I've yet had to see any positive results, or notice a change within my Google SERPs in regards to this new social voting feature. The long tail search results still are over spammed and it seems that Google's Panda update is still lost in the dark...

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01 Apr StartupCrave.com Launches & Needs Beta Testers

I've just spent that last couple of hours signing up and checking out a new social network for entrepreneurs that's caught my interest. If the site owners are reading this and thinking, "oh no, we just got blogged about on a link building blog", don't worry I'm not working that angle anymore(lol). Everyone on the Linkbuildr Team is an entrepreneur, and I've had the pleasure of getting them on the team here. We appreciate the resources available to folks like...

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31 Mar Google Adds +1 Aka The Like

This is fresh news hot off the press, and it has be a tad worried. Google is implementing a new social feature to their search engine similar to that of Facebook's Like button. This is most likely not going to make much of a difference, although, you never know for those locked into a heaty top 10 SERP. I won't go into it much because the feature is pretty self explanatory, and will only be used if you're logged into...

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25 Aug Connect With Me Socially

I've been so bogged down with client work and my own Ecommerce project I've had little time to write a good post. I have a few in the works that are going to help a lot of you out there, and I still have an Ecommerce SEO/Link Building guide in the works. I've had to cut down on the resources in that article or I think I'd have to charge for the information :) We setup an Ecommerce shop a little...

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