How to Stop the Diggbar (or Anything Else) from Owning Your Site

the new diggbar: How to Stop the Diggbar (or Anything Else) from Owning Your Site web design social media marketing seo sem javascript Recently Digg has overstepped its bounds by framing the content of websites it links to with its new “Diggbar”. Internet marketing savvy site owners are, shall we say, less than happy about this. It’s tough to tell if they are being obnoxiously greedy or are just plain ignorant of internet etiquette. Not to be quick to judge, but I have a hard time believing they are that ignorant. Read more on How to Stop the Diggbar (or Anything Else) from Owning Your Site…

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SES NY – Small Voices, Big Impact: Social Media for the Little Guy

I recently live-blogged the Search Engine Strategies NY session: “Small Voices, Big Impact: Social Media for the Little Guy” for Search Engine Guide.

This session covered practical social media strategies and tactics that small business owners can employ.

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A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources

New to Twitter? Looking for some ways to get more out of your Twitter experience? For a while now, I’ve been putting together a list of helpful tools and resources for Twitter. I don’t claim to be an expert on Twitter, but I know a thing or two, and I found each of these pretty useful and/or interesting. Hopefully you’ll find something useful on this list. Read more on A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources…

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Social Networking with LinkedIn – A Simple But Powerful Tip

LinkedIn is a great tool for developing business relationships and building a solid network of professionals around you. It’s well known that you use it to can find business partners, jobs, and a vast array of other opportunities. Building your network with this great tool is not difficult at all, and yet I see many struggle with it because they commit one fatal mistake over and over again, with LinkedIn and other social networks. Read more on Social Networking with LinkedIn – A Simple But Powerful Tip…

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Small Business Marketing Unleashed – An Essential Conference for Small Business Owners

Small Business Marketing Unleashed - The AlamoYesterday I returned to southern California from Small Business Marketing Unleashed, an awesome 2-day internet marketing conference in Houston, TX planned by the expert team at Search Engine Guide and Small Business Brief. Small Business Marketing Unleashed - The LakeThe conference was held at the Northwest Forest Conference Center just outside the city, with all the technology and amenities of city-based conferences, but with the relaxed atmosphere of a retreat-like forest setting, with a genuine Texan old-west feel. The facilities included a replica of the Alamo, a Texas saloon, Spanish hacienda, a lake, acres of forest, tennis courts, a pool, and rec room to name a few.

Small Business Marketing Unleashed - Heather Lloyd-Martin SpeakingSmall Business Marketing Unleashed is a new and unique type of internet marketing conference targeted at small business owners, who have a unique set of challenges and are often faced with having to multi-task and function in many roles. One of the goals of this conference is to be smaller and more intimate than the larger conferences, in order to help attendees digest information learned and have an easier time connecting with each other. Read more on Small Business Marketing Unleashed – An Essential Conference for Small Business Owners…

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What Separates Great Linkbait from Mediocre?

That’s a question I hear all the time. It all starts with your definition of linkbait. There seem to be two schools of thought out there: 1) Linkbait is a temporary eye-catcher that fades away over time, and 2) Linkbait is quality content, but with a twist – it’s interesting enough to generate links. I lean toward school #2.

As such, here’s my definition of linkbait: Any content that generates links without you having to ask.

But, how can we separate the great linkbait from the mediocre? Read more on What Separates Great Linkbait from Mediocre?…

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SES NY Day 4 – Wrapping It Up, Along With Some Random Thoughts

The SES conference has continued to be a great experience. Last evening, after the conference sessions were over, many of us headed over to Spotlight Live in Times Square for the SearchBash event. Read more on SES NY Day 4 – Wrapping It Up, Along With Some Random Thoughts…

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SES NY Day 3 – The Conference So Far

The SES conference has been a great experience so far. The first major “networking” event of the week – the SES St. Patty’s Day PubCrawl on Monday – went a bit sideways to start, but a few mavericks were able to get things back on track. Read more on SES NY Day 3 – The Conference So Far…

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