This is the first of a 5-part series about social media marketing using Facebook by guest blogger, Alexander Alaric . One of the reasons people use Facebook for networking, especially for business, is because it is a protected environment. Unfortunately, many new users get caught by the Facebook spam Nazis and get their accounts shut […]
Is Twitter Just Twaddle?
As part of my social media marketing efforts for 2008, I signed up for a Twitter account on January 1st and have so far posted only 15 updates, most of which have been completely inane. For example, who the heck really wants to know that I was “up way too early… again” or that I […]
Reconsidering the Value of Social Marketing
Over the last few months, I’ve been very tempted to kill both my MySpace and Facebook accounts. I was sick of responding to the seemingly endless ‘friend requests’, mostly from internet marketers whose idea of friendship was to spam the heck out of my account with sales messages. I wasn’t particularly keen to waste my […]
What’s the Point to Technorati Tags?
In a comment made on the Technorati Tagging Made Simple post, Jim Hutchinson asked, “What’s the point of using Technorati tags in your blog?” If you are using Movable Type, WordPress, TypePad, Blogware, Radio to blog and are publishing RSS or Atom feeds, Technorati will read your categories as tags and your posts will be […]
10 Reasons to Start a Discussion Forum
Riches, fame, glory … OK, that’s perhaps exaggerating somewhat, but running a successful forum can certainly make you very popular and bulk out the wallet considerably. Here are the ten best reasons to start your own discussion forum: Meet People – Do you love to garden, do wood-working or build model airplanes? Visit a forum […]
YOU are Person of the Year for 2006
Congratulations! TIME Magazine named “YOU” Person of the Year for 2006. Why? According to the December 2006 issue of the magazine, “In 2006, the World Wide Web became a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter.” Jeremy Palmer and I also identified user-generated content as one of […]
Can You Really Get Free Traffic from YouTube?
The November 2006 issue of Affiliate Classroom magazine is all about viral marketing. More specifically, they dive into viral VIDEO marketing. To find out whether you can really get traffic from YouTube and other video services, read this month’s issue – which is free as always and available for you to download immediately. Click here […]
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