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Oct 18 2013

Google Hummingbird: Using Google+ for SEO

You may have read Greg’s Hummingbird blog post, which gives recommendations for updating your SEO and content strategies to keep up with the new algorithm. It appears that one of Google’s strategic goals in the design of its Hummingbird launch was to build the popularity of Google+ by increasing: the number of Google+ accounts the popularity of communities and hangouts the frequency of engagement (+1s and comments), and the quantity and quality of content posts. For each change instituted by the new Google algorithm, they’ve built in a way to improve your SEO using Google+:   Hummingbird Change What...

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Nov 15 2012

SEO Strategies to Survive Google Penguin

Feeling the cold of Google Penguin? You're not alone. Many businesses have noticed a significant hit to their search rankings after Google introduced the new Penguin algorithm change in April 2012. Tighter guidelines on website optimization and new rules on what constitutes spam, including changes to keyword usage and inbound links, have left many wondering if Penguin killed SEO. Nearly every day, a digital marketing journalist proclaims the death of SEO. This is not true today, nor will it be true next year. The rules of SEO have simply changed and...

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Aug 10 2012

What is VividWall? A Visual Aggregator

VividWall is a visual content social media aggregator. Billions of pieces of content are shared every day, and visual content is one of the fast growing segments within content marketing. Brands need easy-to-implement solutions to scan, monitor, moderate, curate and display visual content from the web in a manner that encourages engagement and sharing. VividWall makes this process seamless, intuitive and exciting. Platform-Agnostic Sharing Images are more shareable than text and often more effective at showing your story, as consumers are drowning in wordy content. User-generated content is one of the most...

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Nov 22 2010

Live Tweets from Future of Marketing

I virtually attended another Future of Marketing Virtual Conference put on by Sam Rosen of ThoughtLead.  Below is my attempt to capture the most provocative, instructional and useful takeaways.  This is only meant to whet the appetite.  To listen to the recording, which I highly recommend, go to http://futureofmarketing.com/.  A complete Twitter list of the speakers can be found here: http://twitter.com/#!/LyndonHaselhuhn/the-future-of-marketing-virtual-conference.

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Sep 15 2010

Facebook SEO: Personalization and Search

Last night, my husband’s cell phone rang and he didn’t recognize the caller’s number. Because he enjoys harassing telemarketers (and because he was being “funny”), he answered, “Hola.”

There was a brief pause, then a recording came on in rapid-fire Spanish. Since the only word of Spanish my husband speaks is “Hola,” the telemarketer’s message wasn’t very effective. But that’s not the point.

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Jul 14 2010

Social for Search: How to Fail

You’ve heard of the term “Social for Search,” right?  The idea is that your social media marketing efforts can be used to improve search engine rankings for your properties.  How?: 1.  Use a listening system to find keywords that are being used in your space 2.  Research those keywords and find others around them: What keywords are people actually using in searches? How are your competitors using keywords? What does recent trending look like for those keywords? 3.  When you’ve narrowed down your top keywords, use them everywhere in your social media marketing content. Sounds like a...

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Mar 12 2010

Getting Started in Social Media: A Mambo checklist

Conversations about your brand are happening – whether you partake or not. What are customers and competitors saying? How can you differentiate your company from all that chatter? Where, online, are these conversations happening?

Mambo has chosen ten social media techniques as business-critical for today’s marketplace.

1. Listen to Conversations on Social Media. Run a social media monitoring program to keep tabs on chatter about your product or company. Discussions and opinions are happening on forums, Facebook, blogs and a slew of other sites – hear what they are saying so you can respond strategically.

2. Join Other Thought Leaders. Set-up a personal and company profile on Linkedin.com. Contribute to “Groups” and “Answers” discussions. This builds awareness for your company, establishes your brand voice, and most importantly, positions your personnel as thought leaders in the industry. LinkedIn participation also boosts SEO presence and raises awareness in your industry. 

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