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 … [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 … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Improve Your Pinterest Profile in Five Minutes

Move Pinterest Boards

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 … [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 … [Read more...]

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

Pinterest Boards

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. … [Read more...]

New Facebook Pages with Timeline Design

New Facebook Pages Timeline Design - About Section Links

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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

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

Favorite List Posts 2011

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 … [Read more...]

Tips for Starting a New Facebook Fan Page

Tell Your Fans About Your New Facebook Fan Page

One of the things many people struggle with in social media are identity issues, and I am no different. Up until yesterday, my main Facebook entities included my personal profile and my fan page for Kikolani. While I love both of these, I found some problems with sharing links to posts I've done elsewhere. Specifically... Links I've posted to my personal profile lately … [Read more...]