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Pinteresting Social Analytics, But No Big Data | Digital Pivot

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Pinterest has grown explosively;  the question on the minds of anyone with more than a couple of years of experience is, will they last, or are they the next MySpace?

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The 7 Best Social Media Tools for Your Business

The 7 Best Social Media Tools for Your Business | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
New business owners often avoid managing social media or get sucked into the addictive nature of the medium. Like any part of your growth strategy, it’s important to have tools to help you plan and measure your social media presence. ... Read More
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Good thoughts from the blogging community on fiverr.

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Knowing which social media tool to use is crucial to your business. 

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Building Trust, the Essential Ingredient for Success

Building Trust, the Essential Ingredient for Success | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
Building trust is as essential to the success of your brand as air is to all who breathe it. Here is why and how to go about building trust for your brand.
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With all the thousands and thousands of competitors out there in the fast growing world of internet business, it is essential for the online business person to be building trust into the brand.

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Different ways to Syndicate your content - Social Media and Marketing by Bogdan Fiedur

Different ways to Syndicate your content - Social Media and Marketing by Bogdan Fiedur | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it

 youThere are many ways to syndicate your content in ways that will add value to your audience and to yourself. Are you ready to get to work to be seen?


Via Diane Bjorling
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Synda-What?  What are you doing to syndicate your content at the moment?

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Diane Bjorling's curator insight, March 3, 9:52 PM


I know that when I first heard of syndicating, I thought about newspapers and how you would find articles put on papers from other smaller papers. Content syndicating is bascially the same thing.
How many of you know of zemanta? Many people use it to put related blog posts on their own content..well, Zemanta is a syndicating system but specifically created for bloggers.The goal of this particular service is less about SEO and more about sending traffic to like minded topics.
Like the post says, you need to think about what you are doing and develop a good solid plan to syndicate without going overboard

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Here's What The Girl In That Iconic LEGO Ad Thinks Now

Here's What The Girl In That Iconic LEGO Ad Thinks Now | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
What a difference 33 years makes.

Back in 1981, Rachel Giordano was a red-headed 4-year-old child model with pigtails and baggy jeans, starring in a LEGO ad -- in a time when toys did not yet scream pink or blue. Today she's a 37-year-old doctor ...
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It simply boggles the mind!  LEGO, what are you doing?  You had a great thing going, it's still going, according to how much fun I see my grandchildren having with the vintage toys their parents played with, male and female... so what with the very gender-stereotyped toys you're producing today?  Time to look back through your own history, and this article would be a good place to start!

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6 People Who Were Literally Erased From History

6 People Who Were Literally Erased From History | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
Dictators have long used photoshop to erase the past.
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Most intriguing.  Even before the digital age, the media was being seriously manipulated and history was being changed.

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Google's Ad Revenue Per User Is Insanely Ahead Of Its Rivals

Google's Ad Revenue Per User Is Insanely Ahead Of Its Rivals | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
Here's a good chart tweeted by analyst Ian...
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Google truly is so far ahead of everybody else, it's a bit mind bending.  I find it interesting that Youtube was shown separately, since it's owned by Google.  If you add everyone else together, Google is STILL way our in front.

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VA Dem Lt. Gov Refuses to Opponent's Handshake!

VA Dem Lt. Gov Refuses to Opponent's Handshake! | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
In a hard-to-believe optic, Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam refused his Republican opponent's handshake...ON CAMERA!
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Perhaps the "enlightened" Lt. Gov Northam is a bigot in more ways than one....

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Twitter Rankings! - Majestic SEO Blog

Twitter Rankings! - Majestic SEO Blog | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
Now Majestic has been able to rank the to 70 Million Twitter profiles based on how influential they are. You can download the top 50,000 for free. Ever wondered who’s more influential on TWITTER, Lady Gaga or Barack Obama?
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Majestic continues to impress me with their very useful software rollouts for keeping track of SEO.  They have been a huge help for me in tracking the progress of my many sites' SEO.

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The 5 Biggest Twitter Blunders by Celebrities | Social Media Today

The 5 Biggest Twitter Blunders by Celebrities | Social Media Today | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
Typing out a quick 140-character Tweet has got a lot of people in trouble--especially celebrities. Here's a look at the 5 biggest Twitter blunders. Consider them fair warning before taking to social media to rant.
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Remember that what you post on Twitter, and indeed, on the internet anywhere, is a permanent record that will follow you for the rest of your life.  Hint:  If you get mad, type out your tweet, then delete it and go for a walk!  That could save you years of publicity problems!

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Adland Digest Issue #908 Weekly tips and Information about marketing, promotions, and self-improvement

Adland Digest Issue #908 Weekly tips and Information about marketing, promotions, and self-improvement | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
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What's new at #adlandpro?  Lot's of good information for online business.

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Traffic Exchange Traffic - The Traffic Exchange Success Blog

Traffic Exchange Traffic - The Traffic Exchange Success Blog | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
A free traffic system is what a lot of people dream about, but never discover. As a long term traffic exchange user and owner, a common question I hear is, “How can I really make traffic exchanges work for me, and are they even worth the effort?
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There is no need to pay for traffic if you have a system in place that works.  The real beauty of this free system is that it doesn't have to be kept secret.  In fact, the more you share this with your friends and colleagues, the better it works.  This is a continually evolving system that has worked for us for a long time.

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The Newest Version of Scoop.it: Welcome to the Meritoc[u]racy

The Newest Version of Scoop.it: Welcome to the Meritoc[u]racy | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
1.  Why sharing ideas that matter, matters
We built Scoop.it to make it easy and rewarding to share ideas that matter.
Ideas matter: they make all of us, individuals, businesses and societies, progress.
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I love these guys!  If anybody is going to do something to make our online information sharing and curating just a little better, these are the ones who will do it.  Thank you, Scoop.it, for all you do.

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Subject line: Why Does he have a Turnip in his Pipe?

Subject line: Why Does he have a Turnip in his Pipe? | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
Subject line crafting is even more critical than good copy writing. Here are twelve good reasons, and there are more.
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Dr. Suess, used to do things like walking onto a bus “smoking” a pipe with a turnip in it. People would come up to him and ask him why he was smoking a pipe with a turnip in it! His answer was simple...


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Image Power – the power of using images in your articles.

Image Power – the power of using images in your articles. | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
Image power is what your advertising campaign is sorely missing if you're not putting it to use. If you're not using images, you need to start now.
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Images grab attention much faster than the printed word.  Sometimes words become images, but only when displays image-inatively...

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How to Add Value - Social Media and Marketing by Bogdan Fiedur

How to Add Value - Social Media and Marketing by Bogdan Fiedur | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
How to add value to the conversation in the online blogging world to bring fresh and targeted traffic to your blog.
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Have you ever been talking away to someone and noticed their eyes glazing over?   That is a sure sign they are not in the slightest bit interested in what you are saying!  Could it be you're not really adding anything of value to the conversation?  Could this be the same thing that's keeping your blog from gaining attention?

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How to Optimize Your Environment for Creativity with The Perfect Temperature, Lighting and Noise levels - - The Buffer Blog

How to Optimize Your Environment for Creativity with The Perfect Temperature, Lighting and Noise levels - - The Buffer Blog | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
I’ve written about how creativity works in the brain before, and I found it really useful to understand this process. Or, I should say, multiple processes. There’s so much going on in the brain during creativity that science is still trying to pin down exactly how it all works. What we do know is which [...]
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It is quite amazing how the brain works, and creating the right environment to maximize creativity is not to be ignored. Belle Beth Cooper does a masterful job of explaining how.

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Dead Cats - Social Media and Marketing by Bogdan Fiedur

Dead Cats - Social Media and Marketing by Bogdan Fiedur | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
How do dead cats help ME with MY marketing? Bear with me and learn a bit about the fine art of feline resuscitation!
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A recent article  I read made me laugh as I thought how this "new" concept was suddenly being discovered by the advertising genii of the online world...

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5 Questions to Ask Before Posting To Social Media

5 Questions to Ask Before Posting To Social Media | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
Some guidelines for thinking before you post.
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One rule of thumb is to read your post, then delete it, then rewrite it again if you still think you should post it,

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Hey Dude! You Can Market to Men on Pinterest, Too - Tailwind Blog: Pinterest Analytics and Marketing Tips, Pinterest News - Tailwindapp.com

Hey Dude! You Can Market to Men on Pinterest, Too - Tailwind Blog: Pinterest Analytics and Marketing Tips, Pinterest News - Tailwindapp.com | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
Pinterest may have a female stereotype, but that doesn't mean there aren't great marketing opportunities for men on Pinterest, too.
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Anyone who thinks Pinterest is only for women has to have been MIA from the internet world...

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Overdoing SEO - Social Media and Marketing by Bogdan Fiedur

Overdoing SEO - Social Media and Marketing by Bogdan Fiedur | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
Overdoing SEO... If SEO is good, how can you do too much of a good thing? Here are some common mistakes that can get you penalized in the search engines.
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Who would have thought you could overdo SEO?  It's not that you can do too much SEO;  it's that you can do too much of the wrong kind of SEO, and that can get you slapped by Google...

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Announcing Search Explorer™ - Majestic SEO Blog

Announcing Search Explorer™ - Majestic SEO Blog | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
Today marks a major milestone for Majestic. Some people may have THOUGHT we were launching things regularly over the last year – but this will take search optimization technology tools to the next level.
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A brand new search engine (sort of) is launched on October 23, 2013  by Majestic SEO.  These guys are doing some very cool stuff.  #socialhello #ClassifiedLand

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Profile Images - Social Media and Marketing by Bogdan Fiedur

Profile Images - Social Media and Marketing by Bogdan Fiedur | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
Profile images are what first tell the world who the person they need to trust is and what you look like. You must get it right...
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Seriously, if you're not using good photos for your #profile #images, you are throwing away #money

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The Most Embarrassing Possible Split-Screen Happened While Kathleen Sebelius Testified On Obamacare

The Most Embarrassing Possible Split-Screen Happened While Kathleen Sebelius Testified On Obamacare | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
Cringe.
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This is an excellent example of a very bad example of social media marketing... this is not the way to put your best foot forward!

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Dealing With Negative Yelpers: Put Down Your Dukes!

Dealing With Negative Yelpers: Put Down Your Dukes! | Advertising & Media | Scoop.it
Dealing with negative Yelp reviews is a common, unfortunate side effect of doing business online. But HOW you handle them can make or break you. So follow our tips to be sure you don't add fuel to ...
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Wise words from the "ghost."

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