Social Media Speed-Marketing Tools

Click for full size infographic  and witness the dramatic rise in the importance of Facebook and Twitter and YouTube to marketers  as companies and brands embrace social media across the board in a number of ways to reach potential customers. An active social media program will make your business locations more prominent in sources across…

Top Social Media Tutorials

When I joined Twitter, there wasn’t a big marketing presence. It was me, my friends, some news sources, and a dozen celebrities.  Today many use Twitter as means of promoting their blogs and for many others Twitter has become an online marketing tool for selling their products and/or services to followers. As both profiles and…

BlogCatalog Forum in the Frying Pan

So a month from now the outdated Blog Catalog discussion forum will be replaced by “Connect,” which will run on FriedEggs.com software. Connect has been designed to give BC members control over who they befriend and follow, and who befreinds and follows them. As Tony Berkman said members will be in total control of who can communicate with them and view their activity records.

This innovative approach will provide BC members with the ability to rid themselves of the creepy spammers, scammers and Adsense click fraud fools, who squeeze through the cracks into blog directories and social networks.

Promoting your blog in blogger forums

One way we all form acquaintances and friendships  both offline and online is through small talk.  By participating in small talk others have an opportunity to discover our personality types, attitudes, interests  and sense of humor. Therefore, it’s not surprising that a very effective way of making “friends” in the blogosphere is to use a…

Social Media and Social Networking Plain and Simple

Several readers who are new to blogging have asked me to explain what social media and social networking mean, and how to use them to promote their blogs. I have used some resources in this post to define the two and explain how bloggers can join the melee,  participate and use them in effective ways…

Houseplants can tweet too

Do you have a greenthumb? Or do you have a brown thumb? Do you forget to water your houseplants? A group of researchers at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program came up with Botanicalls—a small leaf-shaped electronic device that allows houseplants to tweet about their thirst via Twitter.

7 steps for effective networking at Blog Catalog

My first post in this series is Blog Catalog: Premium Directory and Social Network and if you haven’t read it previously then I do recommend that you read it prior to reading this one. (1)  Write an appealing profile Your Blog Catalog profile page is the most effective advertising spot in the social network for…

Ten Causes of Social Media Meltdown

by Doc Nicole Sundene, Naturopathic Physician, Editor in Chief of Kitchen Table Medicine La la la la la la …isn’t social media fun?  First you make a few accounts meet some great people, find some fabulous blogs to read and receive unsolicited kind feedback and support from virtual strangers. Yay! Don’t you feel so positive?…