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3 Great Ways to Do Keyword Research

Listening to SEO experts about Google’s Panda and Penguin changes, most say superior content is going to get you ranked better than using blackhat, backlinking and other questionable techniques. Being a supporter of high quality content online, I was excited to hear that. So how do you determine what kind of content is valuable and […]

Why Consider Mobile Marketing: Mobile Statistics Infographic

This infographic demonstrates the mobile explosion. If you’re not thinking mobile marketing, these statistics presented by Eric Qualman in his Mobilnomics video (view under infographic), will give you pause to reconsider. Please Pin this image if you like it Mobile Statistics from @EricQualman of Socialnomics Mobile phones outnumber the number of people on planet Earth. […]

Social Media Advice for New Users

Recently I received this question on Klout:  What are the 3 most important pieces of advice you can give to someone who is new to social media? Since Klout only gave me 300 words, I decided to offer a more extensive social media advice article for new users. Social Media is a Relationship Building Platform First […]

Common Facebook Privacy Misconception About Who Sees What on YOUR Facebook

Some Facebook users still seem to get confused as to who sees what on their Facebook account. Let’s set the record straight today: Your Facebook friends will NOT see your nieces, nephews, other friends, and children’s embarrassing posts that they post to their timelines. You see their updates on your News Feed because you are “friends” with them. This […]

How To Be A Power Pinterest User [Infographic]

After plunging deeply into Pinterest over the past month, I found some incredible resources, pins, new connections and tips for optimizing your pins including image dimensions and more.  All the information I gathered, tested and used to develop my own Pinterest account incorporated into the comprehensive Pinterest Blast Off System which was a hit with attendees. I […]

Pinterest News: Business Accounts and Widgets Now Available

Pinterest announced they are now offering business pages. Unlike Facebook and Google+, at this time, Pinterest business accounts have the same functionality as personal accounts. However, they only require the business name (bye bye first and last name requirement) and do incorporate website verification in the sign up process. Three cheers for Pinterest for making […]

LinkedIn: Keep Your Skills Up and Get Endorsements

LinkedIn added the Endorse Skills feature this week which allows for a new and very easy way for people to give and receive endorsements. Not only that, it’s a great way to get visibility. That is, LinkedIn shows the profile thumbnail of each person who endorses you. So, if you go to your connections profiles […]

Why Twitter Is an Author’s Best Friend

On April 26, this year, I decided to get serious about Twitter. My follower count that day was in the ballpark of 2,400. As I guest blog here, a mere four months later, it’s about 13,000 and climbing daily. What I pride myself in, however, isn’t the number of “tweeple” in my “twibe” (where is […]

Seven Steps to Building Your Social Media Brand for Busy Business Women

Most everyone has come to realize that social media is addicting and in order to build your social media brand you must stick to a plan. Otherwise, you start off reading one Facebook post and you find yourself clicking through to people and pages, comments and groups you never knew existed. Then you realize it’s […]