Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media

Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media

“Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media” is a guest post by Dustin Verburg. I added the image and text formatting like bold, italics, paragraphs, citations and lists. One day I read an article about a lawmaker in Trenton, NJ…

Content is Tyrant: Is it Publish or Perish for Everybody Now?

Content is Tyrant: Is it Publish or Perish for Everybody Now?

* Summary: In the era of “content marketing” it’s not just scientists and SEO specialists who have to create content to survive. Every business seemingly has to as Google etc. needs content to monetize. Do you have to submit to…

Social Media Conversation, Engagement & Sales Suck Say Nitpickers

Social Media Conversation, Engagement & Sales Suck Say Nitpickers

* There is a new trend in social media expert circles: nitpickers declare all the social media basics we take for granted to be nonsense or choose to ignore them.   Social Science vs Social Media Science I haven’t finished…

Google+ is a One Way Street, is Self-Promotion the Only Way Out?

Google+ is a One Way Street, is Self-Promotion the Only Way Out?

* For a week I wasn’t able to contribute much on social media. I was sick the week before so I had lots of work to do. Nonetheless I incited a small debate on Google+.   When social media aren’t…

7 Kinds of Tweets You Need to Publish Daily

7 Kinds of Tweets You Need to Publish Daily

 * While doing blogger outreach and relations for clients I often have to explain what it is and what it entails. The most important thing is the value proposition I said last time. On the other hand you need a…

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups

I offer a free consultation on blogging, social media + search for non-profits, charities and activist groups once a week. Contact me when you need one. Let me help you save the world. Nobody can do alone and every organization…

IFTTT Applets for White Hat SEO & Social Media Automation

IFTTT Applets for White Hat SEO & Social Media Automation

After months of lurking I have one day shared all my IFTTT applets. “What are IFTTT applets?” you might ask. IFTTT is an acronym for “if this then that”. It’s a service that allows cross-site programming of multiple other services…

7 Pinterest Mistakes Many Users Make and Quick Fixes

7 Pinterest Mistakes Many Users Make and Quick Fixes

Pinterest? You are doing it wrong! OK, I admit it, I have been using Pinterest for some months already. I haven’t done any “marketing” over there. I just used it like a normal person would. I picked some of my…

Future Proof SEO Strategy: Real Life Link Building

Future Proof SEO Strategy: Real Life Link Building

* Over the years I have repeatedly expressed my belief that the only way to do proper SEO in a social media world is to forge relationships. I have never elaborated on it in a single post here on SEO…

Why Google+ Engagement Surpasses Twitter Activity

Why Google+ Engagement Surpasses Twitter Activity

Why there is more engagement on Google+ than on Twitter? Is there? You may ask. For me there is.   Do people engage on Google+ or not? Many tech writers have complained about the perceived lack of engagement on Google+…

Social Sites Every Business and Professional Should Use

Social Sites Every Business and Professional Should Use

Many people argue that there is no single social media to go after for businesses trying to “join the conversation”. They’re right to some extent but I disagree nonetheless. There are 5 social sites you have to join and use…

Pinterest or How to Evaluate Social Media Opportunities

Pinterest or How to Evaluate Social Media Opportunities

Hype as hype can! Unless you’ve been hiding in a cage for a few months you have heard the news: Pinterest [or insert latest social media hype here] is the best thing since sliced bread. I don’t want to join…

40 Cutting Edge Social Media & SEO Services to Invest in Now

40 Cutting Edge Social Media & SEO Services to Invest in Now

* Unless you lived under a rock for the last decade you already invest time and money in web design social media Google optimization website analytics services. That’s a no-brainer, isn’t it? These basics do not suffice anymore though!  …

Hands On Google Social Search SEO Techniques for Getting Personal

Hands On Google Social Search SEO Techniques for Getting Personal

While everybody was writing posts what the Google personal search means for SEO I chose to make my hands dirty with hands on actionable advice! Then I decided to be more conservative and just summarized a few common sense hands…

10 Fatal Content Strategy Mistakes Most Businesses Make

10 Fatal Content Strategy Mistakes Most Businesses Make

* Everybody seems to agree by now that you need “great content“ to succeed on the Web. Both social media and search engines require quality content as their business model relies on others, us, to produce that content. The problem…

How Does Google+ Add to Your Social Media Strategy?

How Does Google+ Add to Your Social Media Strategy?

* Wow. Awesome! After just a dozen of tries I could sign up for Google+! Sadly it happened on late Friday so that I ended up trying it out on the weekend.   Are you working for billionaires for free?…

Can You Keep Up with the Joneses?

Can You Keep Up with the Joneses?

A few days ago I’ve watched a very intriguing movie called The Joneses. It’s about a seemingly happy family who is moving to a new city. Their main motive is to sell products though. How do they do it? They…

Science vs Reality: Do Not Obey Scientists – Practice What Works

Science vs Reality: Do Not Obey Scientists – Practice What Works

* More than once I had a lively discussion on Twitter with sometimes very opinionated individuals. In some cases they were rather dogmatic. I won’t name them here to prevent this debate from becoming personal. Let it be said that…

Quora vs Yahoo Answers: Which Q&A Site is Better for Your Business?

Quora vs Yahoo Answers: Which Q&A Site is Better for Your Business?

Graph: Yahoo Answers and Quora compared on Google Trends for Websites (plus Twitter and Tumblr for a better perspective). Twitter and Yahoo Answers dominate around 2010 when the Quora hype is strong. Tumblr is still considerable. Quora is barely visible….

L​ead or Follow?

L​ead or Follow?

One of the most important factors of success is not being satisfied with merely following. When you are just following orders following trends following people instead of being yourself and doing what’s best for you you won’t succeed. It’s not…