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Thursday, November 17, 2011

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I am one of the very lucky few to get an early supply of Mostic Inc's newest gear. http://bit.ly/tUn0Y5 These T's are amazing, liquid repellent, stain repellent, order repellent and more. All MOSTIC inc. high performance garments are constructed with world class quality.



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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Faulkner Media Group Launches Social Media Solution for Financial Professionals
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Faulkner Media Group Launches Social Media Solution for Financial Professionals

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Search engines are complex software tools that send out scouts called ‘robots’ into the World Wide Web to find, analyze and index webpages, blogs and other forms of content, constantly growing their database of information about the Web.

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Global X Funds, the New York based provider of exchange traded funds, today launched the Global X Social Medi... http://amplify.com/u/a1iazx
Global X Funds, the New York based provider of exchange traded funds, today launched the Global X Social Media Index ETF, the first ETF globally to focus on social media companies.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

As a social media marketer and online entrepreneur, there are plenty of tasks that keep your daily schedule as busy as your old 9 to 5 job. After all, there are blogging strategies to look after. Video marketing links to update. And let’s not forget your fans and followers, who all look forward to your daily updates and insights into your specific marketing niche.



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As a social media marketer and online entrepreneur, there are plenty of tasks that keep your daily schedule a... http://amplify.com/u/a1gvds
The social media sphere is an increasingly noisy place, especially for brands. But hiding somewhere in the st... http://amplify.com/u/a1gvdk
The social media sphere is an increasingly noisy place, especially for brands. But hiding somewhere in the static, some companies are sending strong signals that reaches their customers in innovative ways. The Dachis Group has recently begun a real-time ranking of which companies have the most effective social strategies with their Social Business Index. Each Friday we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying and why it matters.



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It is evident that social media usage is increasing every day. Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter seem to be attr... http://amplify.com/u/a1gvco
It is evident that social media usage is increasing every day. Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter seem to be attracting a new demographic of users 35 and older. These mediums have gained the respect of major corporations due to their ability to attract targeted audiences.



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It is easy to look back at our last week in Social Media and ask slightly sceptically … “What was the ROI... http://amplify.com/u/a1gvbi
It is easy to look back at our last week in Social Media and ask slightly sceptically … “What was the ROI on all my Social Media activity in the past week?”.

We probably cannot see any dramatic new interest in our business or change in the world or huge increase in our “followers”.



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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

With more than 800 million registered users and counting, there is practically no argument that Facebook is t... http://amplify.com/u/a1f5qk
With more than 800 million registered users and counting, there is practically no argument that Facebook is the largest social networking website in the world. As such, Facebook is a powerful vehicle that makes personal interaction for users possible on a real-time basis.



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Social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are where recommendations are made and informed decisions take s... http://amplify.com/u/a1f5n5
Social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are where recommendations are made and informed decisions take shape. The trends in social media can determine whether a company’s new marketing campaign or price structure succeeds or fails.



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Perhaps you already write online content pages for your clients. Or, maybe you plan to do so at some time.

E... http://amplify.com/u/a1f5mr
Perhaps you already write online content pages for your clients. Or, maybe you plan to do so at some time.



Either way, you will be riding a huge wave of opportunity.



Companies large and small are waking up to the fact that if their content is widely shared across social media, they will get in front of thousands of new prospects, and have the opportunity to convert those prospects into customers.



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Sunday football is typically an American ritual — but it won’t be for long if NFL Digital has anything to... http://amplify.com/u/a1f5mn
Sunday football is typically an American ritual — but it won’t be for long if NFL Digital has anything to say about it.



The 150-person team, led by Jeff Berman, is working to establish the league and its 32 teams as a 24/7, nonstop topic of conversation, not just on Sundays but in the off season, midweek, and around the world.



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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Surprise! Facebook is being sued again. In on the action now is Mississippi woman, Brooke Rutledge, who also ... http://amplify.com/u/a1en0o
Surprise! Facebook is being sued again. In on the action now is Mississippi woman, Brooke Rutledge, who also believes that Facebook is violating wiretap laws by tracking user-activity even after they’ve logged off of the social networking platform.



The lawsuit was filed just yesterday at the U.S. District Court in north Mississippi, following several other allegations from different states also rallying against the social super giant.



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Timeline and the open graph call for a review of one’s privacy settings, although not to the extent that yo... http://amplify.com/u/a1emzk
Timeline and the open graph call for a review of one’s privacy settings, although not to the extent that you lose sleep or close your Facebook account.

So far, open graph applications have been allowing users to opt out of publishing information to Facebook news feeds, and the timeline will give users a five-day period to choose what they want to show before the new profile publishes.

However, people continue to ignore the ever-growing number of privacy options that Facebook has to offer, so we appreciate the warnings in CheckPoint ZoneAlarm‘s infographic about timeline and open graph. Let us know in the comments section whether you agree with the six points raised below.



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How do you fuel connections that matter? Every day we see the ability of social media to power connections between brands and consumers. And if you work in digital or social marketing, PR, or advertising at a brand or agency, chances are you’re constantly trying to figure out where your brand or clients fit in. To help connect the dots, Buddy Media and Booz & Company recently released a research report titled “Campaigns to Capabilities: Social Media & Marketing 2011.”



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How do you fuel connections that matter? Every day we see the ability of social media to power connections be... http://amplify.com/u/a1emz4
Facebook ads are offering an alternative to other digital advertising and in 2010 the number of display ads ... http://amplify.com/u/a1emyn
Facebook ads are offering an alternative to other digital advertising and in 2010 the number of display ads served up by Facebook passed the 1 trillion milestone for the first time in history passing Yahoo with 529 billion ads according to recent report by Comscore.



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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Do you wish you had the ability to quickly and easily replace a media file in use at various locations on you... http://amplify.com/u/a1d95i
Do you wish you had the ability to quickly and easily replace a media file in use at various locations on your site? The Media Update module gives you this functionality.



When maintaining websites with many media files, the Media module from drupal.org has become a staple for providing an easy way to upload and insert files into content. The Media module also makes it easy to upload a file one time, save it in a Library, and use it in multiple pieces of content on your site.

While the Media module improves the overall task of inserting and associating files, the process of replacing those files when they become outdated quickly becomes cumbersome. This is because you are forced to go into each piece of content that uses the file, delete the old media file, and add the new one.



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Achieve Internet has released a new Drupal 7 module named Media Update on Drupal.org. This module simplifies ... http://amplify.com/u/a1d8cl
Achieve Internet has released a new Drupal 7 module named Media Update on Drupal.org. This module simplifies the process of updating media content by allowing replacement of existing files. To install the module, go to www.drupal.org/project/media_update.



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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

To understand how marketers are using social media, Social Media Examiner commissioned the 2011 Social Media ... http://amplify.com/u/a1cv22
To understand how marketers are using social media, Social Media Examiner commissioned the 2011 Social Media Marketing Industry Report. We set out to uncover the “who, what, where, when and why” of social media marketing with this report.



A significant 3300 social media marketers provided valuable insight you won’t find elsewhere. In this free report, you’ll discover:



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Photographers are visual storytellers. In one way or another, we depict some version of creative reality thro... http://amplify.com/u/a1cv21
Photographers are visual storytellers. In one way or another, we depict some version of creative reality through our photographs. While genuine transparency is important, we control what information is distributed.



We utilize our skills to garner trust, attract the right audience, develop content that engages and motivates our audiences. All of these bring me to the topic of social media.



Social media is currently the most successful medium in creating relationships. It allows you to:



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Successful Marketing campaigns in social media to target women. Recent studies point out that women use socia... http://amplify.com/u/a1cv1w
Successful Marketing campaigns in social media to target women. Recent studies point out that women use social networks more than men; indeed, Facebook & Twitter female users reach 57%, Flickr’s 55% and MySpace 64%.

Following those results, one thing is certain: the future of social media will be focused on women, and businesses wishing to promote their products or services will have a great opportunity to attract them directly via targeted marketing campaigns.



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The single biggest resistance I get when talking to clients about engaging in social media is the amount of t... http://amplify.com/u/a1cv1r
The single biggest resistance I get when talking to clients about engaging in social media is the amount of time social media requires. Most companies that are not using social media find it overwhelming and difficult to understand. And, they lack the time or resources required to make social media successful for them.



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Friday, August 26, 2011

Pizza Hut Southern California's Facebook Page suffered a little social media embarrassment Thursday night, thanks to one little checkbox.



EDIT: As of 8:30pm Thursday, after being up for at least 3 hours, the Question was deleted.



Facebook Questions is a growing favorite among Facebook Page Owners. According to EdgeRankChecker.com's Chad Whittman, "[Facebook]’s current weight hierarchy is as follows: FB Questions > Video Update > Picture Update > Link Update > Status Update." It's no surprise that a large brand such as Pizza Hut would use Facebook Questions on their Fan Page, but it is surprising when their Questions contain profanity.



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Pizza Hut Southern California's Facebook Page suffered a little social media embarrassment Thursday night, th... http://amplify.com/u/a1bwq8
Social Media is now the fastest way to get your message across in "Real Time." Now is the time to monetize yo... http://amplify.com/u/a1bwq2
Social Media is now the fastest way to get your message across in "Real Time." Now is the time to monetize your business with a maximum return of investment (ROI.) All over the world, people are discovering that the power of Facebook and social networking is becoming a viable advertising option to market products or services. It is a revolution on how we connect with one another.



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There’s been lots of mention in the press about Facebook’s exploding popularity outside the U.S. – curr... http://amplify.com/u/a1bwp9
There’s been lots of mention in the press about Facebook’s exploding popularity outside the U.S. – currently there are over 500 million international Facebook users! But we haven’t seen any coverage about how this growth impacts the way multi-national brands think about social media marketing –until now. Based on the data we pulled from over 100,000+ promotions run on our platform, it’s clear that international users are not just using Facebook to interact with friends; they’re also on Facebook to engage with brands. This represents an enormous opportunity for global and regional brands to create targeted and relatively inexpensive viral marketing campaigns for fans throughout the world. In this post we’ll discuss the demographic trends you should be aware of, we’ll highlight some best practices for international social media marketing and we’ll showcase a very cool global campaign from Qatar Airways.



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A colleague asked me the other day: “What do you say when clients tell you they don’t have time to listen... http://amplify.com/u/a1bwp7
A colleague asked me the other day: “What do you say when clients tell you they don’t have time to listen to social media conversation?”



It’s a good question.



But it’s one I’d answer with a “why wouldn’t you want to listen?”



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Friday, August 19, 2011

Today's investment climate offers unprecedented opportunities. At Selective Benefit Specialists Inc., our mis... http://amplify.com/u/a1bkvh
Today's investment climate offers unprecedented opportunities. At Selective Benefit Specialists Inc., our mission is to help clients take advantage of those opportunities by providing them with three key tools:



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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Of all the issues facing marketers when it comes to interactive strategy perhaps none is more important than ... http://amplify.com/u/a1b2fj
Of all the issues facing marketers when it comes to interactive strategy perhaps none is more important than determining how a social media branded page on Facebook is going to integrate with a branded website. Some brands have chosen to repurpose their website on their Facebook page but I believe this is a mistake. The people who use Facebook and friend your brand maybe a different segment then people who come to your website.



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To delegate or not? This is actually the question commonly developing in management discussions regarding bu... http://amplify.com/u/a1b2fb
To delegate or not? This is actually the question commonly developing in management discussions regarding businesses’ Social Networking Marketing Campaigns. This is a excellent question. While you will uncover numerous factors a company must consider when creating this decision. You'll uncover pro’s and con’s to outsourcing any business operation. When determining, should you delegate a function that directly impacts brand image and customer engagement? For example; Social Networking Marketing, it’s crucial that you not make any rash options. Although each situation is exclusive, we feel companies should take full advantage of outsourcing.



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It’s something of an understatement to say social media is a moving target – especially for business owne... http://amplify.com/u/a1b2f4
It’s something of an understatement to say social media is a moving target – especially for business owners. Just when you feel like you have a handle on your strategy for one social medium, another platform surfaces and forces you to re-evaluate. The latest entrant is Google+, Google’s fast-growing challenge to Facebook and Twitter.



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How can you accomplish your online branding goals as efficiently as possible?
Social Media Marketing (SMM) ha... http://amplify.com/u/a1b2er
How can you accomplish your online branding goals as efficiently as possible?

Social Media Marketing (SMM) has become a popular alternative for online business branding. Companies don't think of social sites (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Linkedin) as "websites for kids". They are valuable Internet marketing and networking resources for business. On the other hand, there are 4 major issues involved with diving into SMM without the proper knowledge and strategies. These can "make" or "break" your success in social media marketing:



http://www.olamoana.com/content/social-media-marketing-tips http://amplify.com/u/a1b2er

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Social media optimization is nothing but the various methods that are utilized for making a site easily acces... http://amplify.com/u/a19rzp
Social media optimization is nothing but the various methods that are utilized for making a site easily accessible to visitors on the web. In this internet age, instant information and gratification is what people look out for and the faster visitors can access your site the more popular you will be on the web. After all, search engine optimization is all about becoming popular on the web and if you can do it really well, it will be a tremendous boost for your product. There are several means that can be implemented for doing social media optimization and doing this is very crucial for you if you are really serious about the success of your business venture.



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One of the practical opportunities for companies that acquire and engage customers through a sales force, is ... http://amplify.com/u/a19rzc
One of the practical opportunities for companies that acquire and engage customers through a sales force, is through social media content and participation. In fact, many corporate marketing departments have found their field sales reps active on sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and even YouTube before headquarters has. Such “rogue” social media activity might be proactive, but can also create issues without adherence to corporate standards and provide conflicting experiences for customers.



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Even for a small business the use of social media marketing can boost sales and increase customer retention a... http://amplify.com/u/a19rz5
Even for a small business the use of social media marketing can boost sales and increase customer retention and brand loyalty. While it's difficult to evaluate the average performance of a Social Media strategy as it depends a lot on your industry and target audience, it's a fact that many large and small business have benefited greatly from going Social. The main aspects where a sound social media marketing strategy most often benefits sales are referrals (or word of mouth marketing), improving your brand image and knowing your audience better.



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Recently, the Pivot Conference team set out to learn more about the state of social advertising and the futur... http://amplify.com/u/a19rz1
Recently, the Pivot Conference team set out to learn more about the state of social advertising and the future ahead by conducting an industry survey of 230 brand managers, executives, and marketing professionals. We will release the full report during the week of July 25th. Not all of the insights we learned will make it into the final report. However, I will share a few interesting findings as they come up starting with this one…



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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

As we’ve said around here a few hundred times, smart social media marketing is actually content marketing.
... http://amplify.com/u/a18mm2
As we’ve said around here a few hundred times, smart social media marketing is actually content marketing.

Why?

Because people love to share content on social networks.

If that content is yours, you’re being introduced to new people with every share … to people who now have an opportunity to know, like, and trust you enough to buy from you.



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Brands are making plenty of money in social media: Dell Outlet’s Twitter account has generated millions fo... http://amplify.com/u/a18mlr
Brands are making plenty of money in social media: Dell Outlet’s Twitter account has generated millions for Dell, the Intel Channel Voice community has decreased costs by eliminating the need for expensive in-person events and P&G used media mix modeling to demonstrate that the BeingGirl.com community is several times more effective at driving sales than the brands' television ads.



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Social Media Marketing is all the buzz, but drives Google's advertising is still a great web traffic (and pro... http://amplify.com/u/a18mll
Social Media Marketing is all the buzz, but drives Google's advertising is still a great web traffic (and profits to Google): Last year, Google has more than $ 33 billion in revenue, 97% comes from advertising, with much of the AdWords.

But what are the most sought after and more expensive than Google AdWords? Here is a list of words flow, a search marketing software and services. (For a complete list of the word stream 's Top 20 most expensive Google AdWords Keyword infographic).



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Was doing some homework with my friends from NetBase for our 11 for ’11 Webinar Series (see ad below) and w... http://amplify.com/u/a18mlc
Was doing some homework with my friends from NetBase for our 11 for ’11 Webinar Series (see ad below) and was poking around trying to see what people thought about LinkedIn’s initial public offering (IPO) now that the company has a few months under its belt on the New York Stock Exchange. Thursday’s webinar won’t be about the business of LinkedIn, but rather your business on LinkedIn. You can register for the free webinar over at NetBase.



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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

To delegate or not? This is actually the question commonly developing in management discussions regarding bu... http://amplify.com/u/a17pzl
To delegate or not? This is actually the question commonly developing in management discussions regarding businesses’ Social Networking Marketing Campaigns. This is a excellent question. While you will uncover numerous factors a company must consider when creating this decision. You'll uncover pro’s and con’s to outsourcing any business operation. When determining, should you delegate a function that directly impacts brand image and customer engagement? For example; Social Networking Marketing, it’s crucial that you not make any rash options. Although each situation is exclusive, we feel companies should take full advantage of outsourcing.



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Social media optimization is nothing but the various methods that are utilized for making a site easily acces... http://amplify.com/u/a17pzf
Social media optimization is nothing but the various methods that are utilized for making a site easily accessible to visitors on the web. In this internet age, instant information and gratification is what people look out for and the faster visitors can access your site the more popular you will be on the web. After all, search engine optimization is all about becoming popular on the web and if you can do it really well, it will be a tremendous boost for your product. There are several means that can be implemented for doing social media optimization and doing this is very crucial for you if you are really serious about the success of your business venture.



Read More....http://bit.ly/mY4t94 http://amplify.com/u/a17pzf
How can you accomplish your online branding goals as efficiently as possible?
Social Media Marketing (SMM) ha... http://amplify.com/u/a17pz7
How can you accomplish your online branding goals as efficiently as possible?

Social Media Marketing (SMM) has become a popular alternative for online business branding. Companies don't think of social sites (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Linkedin) as "websites for kids". They are valuable Internet marketing and networking resources for business. On the other hand, there are 4 major issues involved with diving into SMM without the proper knowledge and strategies. These can "make" or "break" your success in social media marketing:



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According to Wikipedia.org; “Social Bookmarking is a method for Internet users to share, organize, search, ... http://amplify.com/u/a17pz2
According to Wikipedia.org; “Social Bookmarking is a method for Internet users to share, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web resources. Unlike file sharing, the resources themselves aren’t shared, merely bookmarks that reference them.”



Ok, but what does that really mean? So many clients ask about social bookmarking that I have attempted to come up with a really simple explanation.



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Thursday, June 30, 2011

With social media having such an incredibly strong foothold and print media stepping back a bit, you may wond... http://amplify.com/u/a16cbo
With social media having such an incredibly strong foothold and print media stepping back a bit, you may wonder what is in the future for journalism. In the future, how will social media connect with journalism?



Social media has tremendously changed the way that journalists do their jobs. In order for journalists to be successful nowadays, they must be heavily involved with social media. They need to be tweeting, updating their various social media profiles and blogging. If they are not doing that, other journalists will be involved with social media and they will have a serious advantage over them.



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Parents Can Fight Summer Learning Loss On Twitter

Did you know that summer break produces an average of one ... http://amplify.com/u/a16cbl
Parents Can Fight Summer Learning Loss On Twitter



Did you know that summer break produces an average of one month learning loss in average children? It’s even more pronounced in lower income families. That’s according to a study by Harris Cooper, a psychology professor at Duke University, formerly of the University of Missouri where his research took place. Parents today juggle a thousand things and while summer has to be chock full of activities for their kids, often times learning is forgotten. If the school isn’t doing it, then the parents sure don’t have time, right?



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If you build it, they will, well, probably go somewhere else.

Your target audience probably doesn’t share ... http://amplify.com/u/a16cbh
If you build it, they will, well, probably go somewhere else.



Your target audience probably doesn’t share the same level of enthusiasm that you have toward your new website/redesign/mobile app/digital venture. More than likely, they won’t even notice. They’ll go about visiting their normal destinations online; checking Facebook, maybe Twitter, and dipping into their pool of RSS subscriptions.



But your target audience almost definitely won’t just come to your website because it happens to be there.



Launching your endeavor is a big first step. But it’s just the beginning of a long, long marathon.



Here are some things you can do to make sure more than tumbleweeds check out your new online offering.



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You’ll have to forgive Facebook if they woke up this morning thinking the sky was falling; if they were sub... http://amplify.com/u/a16cbf
You’ll have to forgive Facebook if they woke up this morning thinking the sky was falling; if they were subject to the same avalanche of news, comments and questions about Google+ as the rest of us were these last 24 hours it’ll seem like they’ve already been condemned to the social media scrapheap. And in case Facebook needed any reminder how quickly social networking pioneers can fall, Google+ was launched on the same day MySpace, once supposedly valued at $12 billion, was sold for just $35 million to an ad network.



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Google Plus invite like a “diamond,” proves Facebook and Skype hate growing?

Google now facing “overca... http://amplify.com/u/a16cad
Google Plus invite like a “diamond,” proves Facebook and Skype hate growing?



Google now facing “overcapacity,” halted more Google+ invites.

Looks like Google+ is quickly becoming one of the hottest properties of the search engine giant.

According to a recent post by Google’s Senior Vice-President of Social Vic Gundotra, the company is currently facing an “insane demand” of customers wanting to have their very own Google Plus account. Apparently, early adopters of Google+ reveal that the new Google service is a powerful piece of art, but getting some lagginess, maybe due to the exceeded capacity.



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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Social media, QR codes hottest trends in marketing



Social media is becoming just as popular as email when it comes to direct marketing, and that’s not nearly all a recent study uncovered.



While email is still considered more cost-effective and easy to use, more marketers are migrating to social media in response to competitive trends and to reach new prospects, according to an April 2011 study by Pitney Bowes.



The study also gauged social media’s popularity in comparison to several other well-known marketing channels. It found that while social media is now more popular than direct mail and advertising, most marketers still don’t have faith in social networking’s ability to deliver consistent ROI.



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Social media, QR codes hottest trends in marketing

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Did you know that Google has added a new feature to Google searching? It’s called Voice Search and it allows you to complete a search by speaking your search criteria. Having this new feature will help in the following areas:



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Ask the Mompreneur:
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Ask the Mompreneur:

Your company specializes in helping small businesses and solopreneurs harness the power of social media and online marketing. What advice do you have for beginners? Should someone start with a website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn?





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What is social media marketing?

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What is social media marketing?



Social media marketing is the practice of using social media networks and user-generated content platforms to promote a business, product or service. Social media marketing typically involves participating in conversations with a key audience instead of blatantly throwing out a sales pitch to a large number of people.



Social media marketing also includes creating and promoting content that is meant to be shared by users. The viral and personal nature of social media makes it an effective channel for product advertising, reputation management or corporate branding.



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After receiving Uh, Obviously...Your Facebook Updates Are Mostly Ignored posted on theFutureBuzz from several Internet marketing friends we discussed implications. We see clients making a common mistake. Many clients believe Facebook = social media marketing. They erroneously believe Facebook is inclusive and an end unto itself.



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Friday, June 24, 2011

Introduction
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Introduction

Aside from private, “invitation only” virtual events, most other virtual events can benefit from the integration of social media channels. Integrating social media is a win/win because it increases and augments the degree of engagement within the event. And, it enables your attendees to promote the event on your behalf. Awareness extends to your attendees’ friends and followers. A few retweets and likes later, and the visibility of your event can increase to “near viral” proportions. Social media integration should not be about slapping up Twitter and Facebook icons throughout the event. In this posting, I outline an approach that aims to give you the best results.



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Aside from private, “invitation only” virtual events, most other virtual events can benefit from the integration of social media channels. Integrating social media is a win/win because it increases and augments the degree of engagement within the event. And, it enables your attendees to promote the event on your behalf. Awareness extends to your attendees’ friends and followers. A few retweets and likes later, and the visibility of your event can increase to “near viral” proportions. Social media integration should not be about slapping up Twitter and Facebook icons throughout the event. In this posting, I outline an approach that aims to give you the best results.



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Social networks continue to prove their worth as a marketing channel

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Social networks continue to prove their worth as a marketing channel



Social media marketing has been top of mind among marketers and is becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Earlier this year, eMarketer estimated that worldwide social network ad revenues alone, not including money that companies spend developing presences on social networks or hiring staff to manage them, would reach $5.97 billion in 2011, a 71.6% increase over 2010.



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“Identify some of the major problems that you face as a leader of social media within your organization. I thought it’d be great for each of us to email our top 5 problems to see if there are consistent issues across our teams. It’s OK if you don’t have all of the solutions, that’s why we come together, right? Be honest!” (thanks, Alex Plant from NetApp )



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Social media has disrupted the way marketing has operated for decades. It’s an exciting development, but it presents philosophical dilemmas for many companies. In the span of just a few years, communication has evolved from a one-way to two-way discussion on social media platforms. As consumers have rapidly adopted social media, companies have etched out their plans for effectively engaging with them.



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Friday, June 17, 2011

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Facebook has changed the way many of us communicate in the 21st century. Originally created for young adults in college, the social media powerhouse has become increasingly popular with people of all ages, including tweens and teenagers. But has this digital exposure put our kids at risk for online predators and other dangers?



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Monday, June 13, 2011

Since individuals belong to so many communities, it is often difficult to entice them to become a part of another group. However, when companies or organizations want to build a community, what do they need to know? Community development is the topic of #SMchat for June 15, 2011. Join us at 1P ET as we answer questions like:



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Social media has taken over the internet over the past few years. While it has given people a way to stay connected to friends and family members, it has also given small business owners the opportunity to network strategically and target their specific niche. In order to make the most of your social media marketing activities, it is crucial to make note of the three C’s of social media: content, community, and commerce.



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Social media has become an essential asset for marketing. So how can you utilize this resource? Read on for tips on how to use social media to your advantage and how to access business services on the web.



Tip 1: Build an Identity

Social media is a great way to brand oneself. Is your company less serious and more fun-loving? This could come across in colloquial speech and joke-y tweets. Your personality on the web is a reflection of your business’ personality. Let it shine through!



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You need to get everyone in your company on board with your Facebook marketing plans in order to generate a return on investment.



You’ll need subject-matter experts from sales, product and other disciplines to contribute ideas or full blog posts. They have insights from in the trenches, and this is what will resonate with your clients and prospects.

So, before you reach out to prospective buyers, you’ll need to engage your prospective helpers. Without them, you’ll have nothing of substance to bring to your target market.



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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

For a long time there has been a deserved suspicion about the dulling affect that over-consumption of entertainment media can have on mental skills. Television addicts can become mind numbed couch potatoes, etc. and never again have an original thought. Similar concern arose from teachers and parents of children who seemed addicted to hand-held gaming devices. So in turn one might judge too quickly that the tsunamic spread of social media across the face of social culture will quickly dull overall social awareness and weaken social skills to the admittedly shallow levels one typical reads in social media posts.



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First off, what exactly is social media? Okay I’m sure you probably know what social media is by now but you may not know what social media sites can allow you to do beyond sending pictures and messages to your friends and family. The truth is social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube, and many more are becoming very powerful tools in every industry.



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Not long after Larry Page took over as Google's CEO, he made it excruciatingly clear that Google was - finally - going to crack the code and get good at social media. Really good.



How?







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Are you a social media marketing expert?

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Are you a social media marketing expert?



A travel company needs to create, brand and run a total social media campaign using (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, YouTube, Blog. etc)



We estimate it will be work twice a week. Bid your best rates as this can lead to full time long term work. Bid for 1 month of work for some daily work.



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As Google puts the squeeze on traditional ranking signals and subsequently, Search Engine Optimization tactics, the growing emphasis on social signals has many SEO practitioners getting more serious about social engagement.



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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

We all agree that the power of social media is that it enables us to engage our audiences one-on-one. Then why, I ask, is there so much focus on building large groups of followers? Isn’t that the old media model…the one where we broadcast our message to as many people as possible with the hope of compelling a few to respond? Social marketing is supposed to be about the power of economically communicating at a personal level with like-minded individuals and not on circulation figures. Right?



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The following is a guest post from Nick Jerome.

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Marketing is a science. You have your goals, you consider the many ways in which you can achieve these goals, you implement your methods, and then you look and see how it helps you reach your goals and by what degree.



For example, a small business wants to increase sales. They give out discounts to those who cut out a coupon from flyers that they have mailed to select members of the community.



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The following is a guest post from Nick Jerome.



QR codes, a.k.a. Quick Response codes, are a useful way to encourage individuals to interact with a product or service. They can be used for a variety of engagement tactics including driving consumers to an ecommerce landing page, providing a coupon or giving in-depth product information.



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Sunday, May 22, 2011

What Happens If I Withdraw Money from My Tax-Deferred Investments Before Age 59½?

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What Happens If I Withdraw Money from My Tax-Deferred Investments Before Age 59½?



Withdrawing funds from a tax-deferred retirement account before the age of 59½ generally triggers a 10% federal income tax penalty; all distributions are subject to ordinary income tax. However, there are certain situations in which you are allowed to make early withdrawals from a retirement account and avoid the tax penalty.



IRAs and employer-sponsored retirement plans have different exceptions, although the regulations are similar.



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Friday, May 20, 2011

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Aloha!!!



OB Surf and Skate is hosting two awesome events, one this Saturday and one next Wednesday, and we hope that you can join us! Read on for details about our skate demo at the OB Beach Ball this weekend and for details on our movie premier next Wednesday. Don't miss these awesome (and FREE) activities, we hope to see you soon!



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Back in the 1990s, Intel CEO Andy Grove had a famous slogan: “Only the paranoid survive.” He meant that companies (and people) had to constantly be ready to change, quickly, and adapt-or get crushed.



I had a lot of respect for Grove (I worked for Intel in the 1990s), but that thinking doesn’t work when it comes to social media. I’ve never met a successful paranoid blogger (someone who was scared to blog, but did anyway).



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Some of the fun we have here at Marketing Pilgrim is getting people riled up about something in the Internet marketing universe.



Last month our own Cynthia Boris reported on data that was produced regarding web visits from social media. Of course, since we have all graduated from the “It’s Not the Content, It’s the Headline That Matters!” school of journalism the post was entitled “Under 1% of Web Visits Come From Social Media“. That was simply a statement from the findings but not necessarily our position. Not everyone saw it that way, .





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What does the date April 16th mean to you, probably nothing right? It’s not a national holiday, I couldn’t tell you if anyone famous died on it but for millions of Internet users it’s fast becoming a date of note. It’s the official Foursquare Day, yep that geo-location start-up you’ve heard about here and there officially has it’s own holiday.



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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Monday, May 16, 2011

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New businesses are challenging to manage. Particularly in the present recession. Start-ups present several different unique issues that can be difficult to deal with when not experiencing financial uncertainty. Creating a business model, generating money and creating sales are areas which need careful planning and continued managing. Advertising can play a substantial part in how successful your business might be. Depending on the field of your company, there might be choices available to specifically help. As an example, if you open up a food shop you can offer free nights where you invite critics and people and sign up for reviews to help create a buzz.





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Sunday, May 15, 2011

QR (Quick Response) codes are two-dimensional barcodes that are scannable by smartphone cameras when you download the appropriate QR reader app. You can generate your own QR code with the information you want others to read on their phones quickly. One type of QR code generator can embed a URL, text, a phone number, or a ready-to-send SMS message into a QR code. The other multi-colored code is from Microsoft and can embed the same type of information. Both tags are free to create and use, each one requires its own QR code reader.



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At this point in time, nobody questions the value that social media has brought to our professional and personal lives. The next question is always how can the value of social media translate into increasing revenue. There are many ways.



The answer is yes; however, the way that you go about achieving greater financial success through your social media efforts needs to be well thought out and strategically planned. Social media and sales can work together to locate new prospective clients for your business, speak with those prospective clients, and furnish useful information. The big challenge in this case lies in the idea that the success of social media is based on building, strengthening and maintaining relationships. It does not have the hard sell as its foundation.



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Before creating your Social Media marketing strategy and delving into the social media sphere, here are five things you should consider.





A lot of companies’ approach to Social Media has been to act first and create social networking accounts and think later about what they want to achieve from online marketing and then stepping back and creating a Social Media marketing strategy. Here are five phases every company should ideally think about and evaluate before entering into the Social Media space and creating social networking sites.



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For the business personnel who are at the starting point of their business. The 10 ultimate rules which will help you build and boost your brand.



Unleashing the potential of social media and unique content can help you increase your target audience and clientele in a remarkable way. But getting started without any previous experience or insight could be challenging.



It is imperative that you comprehend the marketing fundamentals of social media. From maximizing quality to increasing your online entry points, abiding by these 10 Rules will help build a foundation that will serve your customers, your brand and your brand image.



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On the web today, things change fast. New applications launch every day and existing applications continue to evolve and add new features. As we all learn about social media and inbound marketing and we teach others about it, having a resource that quickly and clearly explains all of the basic terms and applications is critically important.



I hope that you will pass this blog post along to others in your organization and maybe even print it out to have on hand when others have questions related to social media marketing.



Social Media Marketing Dictionary: 101 Terms to Know







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Even though Facebook parted ways with Burson in the wake of the botched PR smear campaign, the implications of its relationship with this PR shop in particular are symbolic of the social network outgrowing its startup roots, and ironically, exhibiting increasingly buttoned-up, corporate behavior. Now that investment houses like Goldman have taken a big stake in Facebook one has to wonder if Facebook is going to become too corporate to remain hip and cool.



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Saturday, May 14, 2011

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Summer is just around the corner and to help you get ready, Ocean Beach Surf and Skate is giving away variety of FREE GIFTS.



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Monday, May 9, 2011

Social Media Marketing Tips
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Blogs | Ola Moana Social Media Marketing

Blogs | Ola Moana Social Media Marketing
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To delegate or not?

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To delegate or not?
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Why Delegate Business Social Networking?
To delegate or not?
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12 Social Media Monitoring Tools Reviewed
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Automate Social Media Marketing Efforts
So you’ve got all of your social media networking accounts set up, now what? Once the social media account creation tasks are complete, the next stage involves growth, building and interaction. To give you some assistance in determining what tools and strategies you could be implementing to build your customer base, your social media growth and your brand image, here’s a tip: automation. By automating parts of your social media campaign, you can save yourself a large amount of time and money.

Word of warning: if you automate your entire campaign particularly Twitter then you will eventually lose your client base. Let's not forget that Social Media is all about engagement and connecting with people. Try 'listening' to help your Social Media strategy before automating as that will help improve your overall campaign. Here are some quick suggestions for automating your Social Media campaign without losing that essential human connection:

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Why Social Media Marketing Is Practical

Social media is critical to guarantee productive website selling simply because that is the spot the individuals are. The "population" of Facebook is around equivalent to the dimension of Germany and creating by fifty % a million each day. Other giants in this issue are not appreciably behind these as Twitter, You Tube and LinkedIn. This phenomenal progress in end consumers is a reflection of the human make and require to connect with people who have like-minded interests. Based mostly on this form of durable statistical truth, there are not in a position to be a shadow of a doubt any longer that social media advertising and advertising is no longer an resolution but a necessity for monetary accomplishment on the web.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

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The market for social media marketing tools includes the dominant leaders, such as Google Insights, HootSuite and Radian6, as well as niche services that have small but loyal users, such as Pipes, Trackur, Viral Heat ... well, you get the idea. It's a crowded field, and new tools are being introduced regularly.

Here are a few that may be worth a look as alternatives to help monitor particular channels and manage certain tasks.



• Crowdtap. Introduced this spring, Crowdtap is a social marketing platform that allows marketers to engage targeted customers and tap into their enthusiasm for real-time idea generation. The platform uses content, such as market research and even parties and gift cards, to encourage this type of engagement.



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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Article marketing is really a remarkably effective type of backlink building for SEO. Typically, you simply won't focus on anything at all in relation to search term denseness. The exception is where the particular submissions are specifically being authored as well as sent out for Search engine optimization objectives. Article submitting websites know about that. They may also be aware how keyword padding makes articles look unnatural and inadequate.



Why Add Keywords and Phrases to an Article?



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Do you ever feel like you are addicted to email or twitter or texting? Do you find it impossible to ignore your email if you see that there are messages in your inbox? Have you ever gone to Google to look up some information and 30 minutes later you realize that you’ve been reading and linking, and searching around for a long time, and you are now searching for something totally different than before? These are all examples of your dopamine system at work.

Enter dopamine – Neuro scientists have been studying what they call the dopamine system for a while. Dopamine was “discovered” in 1958 by Arvid Carlsson and Nils-Ake Hillarp at the National Heart Institute of Sweden. Dopamine is created in various parts of the brain and is critical in all sorts of brain functions, including thinking, moving, sleeping, mood, attention, and motivation, seeking and reward.



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Tumblr blogs are known for being easy to use and simple to set up. But the blogging platform lives up to its reputation only as far as standard accounts go.



Want to set up a company blog that contributors can post to from multiple accounts? Want to use a password-protected Tumblr internally? Get ready for some help-section browsing.



Because Tumblr wants everybody’s “primary blog” to represent them, it does not allow users to create group blogs or password-protected accounts. In order to do so, you’ll need to create an additional blog under your account and then invite other members to join it. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial to get you started:



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You accepted a while back that social media needs to be an important part of the marketing mix. But resources are limited and maybe you find yourself asking “which social media tactics should I focus on?”



My own social journey (and years of procrastination) pushed me into starting this personal blog nearly a year ago. And with 93 posts, almost 500 comments, nearly 30,000 visitors and just over 47,000 page views later and I am convinced that blogging is one of the simplest and most effective forms of marketing.



Earlier this week I addressed the need to shift more of our marketing mix from interruption-based outbound tactics to customer-focused inbound marketing tactics. There were 3 data points on blogging that I thought were worthy of an entire post:

57% of businesses have acquired a customer through their blog

Company websites with a blog get 55% more visitors





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You’ve probably heard the term “content marketing.” You’ve certainly heard of social media. How do these two trends fit together in your sales and marketing plan?



Here’s a method you can use to determine where content and social media fit into your online sales strategy. Let’s start with your good ol’ sales funnel. These vary somewhat by company, but here’s a typical B2B sales funnel showing the steps a customer typically experiences:



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Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

From the beginning man has constantly been searching for something, whether it was cavemen searching for food and shelter, philosophers searching for the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything (The answer is 42 by the way) or teenagers searching for their friends and favorite music. Searching has always been part of our lives.

Searching has evolved over the years with mankind’s constant demand for wanting information faster. Many of us can remember the days when a phone book and rotary phone was the best way to find people and information. In today’s world, we have access to the Internet and search engines, which allow us to get to the information we need from anywhere in the world, and all of this can be done with a simple click of a button or a swipe of a finger.





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