In a phone call with a corporate client today, I once again found myself quoting from this excellent Forbes article: Domo CEO Josh James: Why I Pay For Twitter Followers. As somebody who used to be against promoted tweets, this article changed my point of view.
I recently taught an advanced social media marketing class at UCSC Extension Silicon Valley. To make it more interesting, I invited two innovative pros into my classroom to talk about inbound marketing and the use of social media for job search. Here are the two decks they presented:
I generally try to do some “house keeping” at the beginning of each year but, of course, it pays to implement the tips below whenever you get to it. Cyber security, or rather the lack thereof, is one of the main threats of our time. Here two simple tips that could make the difference:
Does duplicate content hurt you in Google search? As I sometimes syndicate my blog to other sites (that get more traffic than mine :-)), I recently got push back from a company that had asked me (persistently) to write a commentary on one of their blogs.
Here at MarketingXLerator, we are pretty darn proud of three accolades we received for the year 2013. We got included in a list of top marketing book authors on Twitter, hosted one of the top 5 marketing webinars on BrightTalk, and were listed as one of 25 social media rock stars!
A frequently asked question is: How can I create a vanity URL for my LinkedIn Company page? Here some options:
A friend recently asked me how he could track click-throughs on a single link that he had posted on multiple social media sites. He had created a bit.ly of the URL and posted it on Twitter and LinkedIn, but bit.ly could not differentiate which platform (Twitter or LI) the clicks had come from.
This week, in recognition of Thanksgiving, Sean Callahan of Bizo / Digital Marketing Remix reached out to me and others in the marketing world to ask what we are thankful for. Read the answers to his two questions in this blog:
Thanks to social media consultant JC Giraldo of JC Giraldo Social Media for letting me share his blog on my site this week. After reading 50% of my book 42 Rules for B2B Social Media Marketing, he already felt compelled to share a list of what he considers the highlights so far.