The Pros and Cons of the New Facebook Page Design

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This is a guest post by Kevin Lau. By now you will undoubtedly have worked with the new Facebook page design. Either you'll like it or you won't, and there are probably features you will think are pretty good and others you won't be so keen on. This seems to be par for the course when it comes to Facebook. Here are some of the pros and cons to be aware of in terms of the new design. Do you agree or disagree with them? Are there others that haven't been mentioned here that have annoyed … [Read more...]

How to Use LinkedIn to Connect with Top-Drawer Freelance Clients

This is a guest post by Carol Tice. For freelancers, LinkedIn is the 21st Century phone book. Increasingly, when companies want to hire a freelancer, they don't ask around their network. They don't look at the stack of business cards on their desk. They do searches for "freelance writer" -- or graphic designer, or web developer -- on LinkedIn. The question is, how can you connect with the right prospective clients on there? I'm talking big, well-funded companies with fat freelance … [Read more...]

Top 10 Social Media Time Saving Tips for the Busy Blogger

This is a guest post by Brad Smith. Building a good social media presence doesn't have to take all your time. You just need to work smart, and focus on the activities that produce the highest ROI. Because you'll start to notice that specific activities pay off a lot more than others. Here's how you can identify those activities, grow your audience, and save yourself a ton of time in the process. Image courtesy of deanmeyersnet. 1. Have a Clear Goal The most common … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Improve Your Pinterest Profile in Five Minutes

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This is a guest post by Allison Boyer, Community Outreach Coordinator and regular blogger for BlogWorld. Is your Pinterest profile optimized so you're found and followed by other users, repinned as much as possible, and sending tons of traffic back to your site? For most users, the answer is no, unfortunately. Don't worry: Pinterest is still a very new social media site and we're all still learning! If you have five minutes, though, you can totally improve your Pinterest profile with just … [Read more...]

How To Develop a Routine to Manage Social Media

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This is a guest post by Justin McGill. When it comes to your social media routine keep it simple. There is too much information floating around out there on social media to consider it all. Bottom line, if how you're using social media isn't helping you meet your goals, DON'T DO IT! Photo Credit: Mark Biddle Developing Your Routine The following will help you get on the right path for developing a social media management routine. 1. Start by getting tools that make your … [Read more...]

It’s Not Just Pinterest RE: Copyright & Legal Issues

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Because Pinterest is the hot topic of social media, it has come under a lot of scrutiny. First about the use of affiliate links, and now about copyright issues in relation to items saved (or "pinned") by users. Essentially, people are freaking out and removing their Pinterest content because they fear the repercussions based on the legal translation of their terms of service. But is Pinterest the first to do this? Not by a long shot. Disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer. I'm not even really that … [Read more...]

New Facebook Pages with Timeline Design

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Need more info? Be sure to check out 28 Things You Need to Know About the New Facebook Pages! This post includes additional and new details about the Timeline design for Facebook Pages. Last night, I decided to try out the New Facebook Pages with Timeline for my freelance writing page. Facebook plans to change things over on March 30th anyway, so you might as well prepare early for what's coming, and for pages, there are lots of preparations to be made. Here are some of my initial … [Read more...]

Using Google+ Hangouts to Get More Exposure for Your Google+ Business Page

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This is a guest post by Kevin Lau. It's still the early days for Google+ and plenty of people are getting to grips with the various tools this social platform has. This is even truer for business users, who have only recently been able to set up business pages to help promote their work. One of the main features Google+ has to offer is Google+ Hangouts. Google+ Hangouts enable you to initiate video chats with other Google+ users who are in your Circles who also have access to a video … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Drive Quality Traffic To Your Website From Google+

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This is a guest post by Kevin Lau. Google+ may have had a shaky start but lots of people are using it to help build up a new traffic stream to their website. If you are among them, you might be wondering how you can start getting the results you want. In truth you have to focus on a few different areas to start seeing some good results. A few small actions put together can create a much bigger end result – and a bigger stream of traffic – than one big promotion in one direction. … [Read more...]

560 Resources for Blogging, Online Marketing, and Starting a Business

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This year, along with my Fetching Friday weekly roundups, I compiled several major resource collections for a variety of topics. As 2011 comes to an end, I thought I would share my 10 favorite list posts for anyone ready to learn more about analytics, conversions, email marketing, engagement, link building, keyword research, social media, starting their own business, usability testing, and WordPress. I hope you enjoy them! 50 Google Analytics Resources - 50 resources to help you get … [Read more...]