20 Expert LinkedIn Guides
JULY 7, 2014
LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network. Guides to Using LinkedIn for Career or Networking. Boost Your Brand’s Visibility With LinkedIn’s New Profile Features by Sprout Social.
31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010
JANUARY 24, 2011
Discover how to accomplish all of the tasks above and more using some of the coolest free and modestly priced social media and web tools released in the past year or so. Cool Social Media Tools. This tool makes unfollowing non-followers easy. free tool for finding the relative influence of any Twitter user. Highlight the best comments, selectively hide comments (e.g.
Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
LinkedIn is firmly ensconced among the “big 3″ social networks for marketing and business purposes, and though its base of 80 million members is far smaller than the 600 million users of Facebook, its impact in B2B marketing is larger. According to recent research , 32% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to generate leads, versus just 16% who do so on Facebook. Digg this!
Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010
JANUARY 31, 2011
And that leads to questions, like: What are the best ways to attract more (relevant) followers? Which are the most helpful third-party tools for Twitter? Get the answers to these questions and more here in some of the best Twitter guides, tips and tools of the past year. Best of 2010: 14 Ways Every Business Should Be Using Twitter by Inkling Media. Twitter Tools.
Big Data is Buzzing, But Small Data Packs a Punch [Q&A]
Sales Intelligence View
MARCH 26, 2014
Rand: Yes, big data has been quite the buzz word out there, but we really need to recognize the value in small data too. As salespeople and marketers struggle with all of the new data tools, we need to better understand how the small data we’re using drives sales effectiveness. It is important to note that most vendors claim their data is the best. But it is now.
55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
According to a HubSpot study, 71% of marketers viewed Twitter as a useful marketing tool last year, up from just 39% in 2009. ROI remains a contentious issue, but in at least a few areas best practices began to emerge. Discover the answers to these questions and more here in 55 of the best guides to social media strategies, tactics, tools and statistics of the past year.
What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends
OCTOBER 13, 2010
simple tool like Google Alerts would pick up most stray citations. The explosion of social media has led to a corresponding need for more sophisticated monitoring tools that can crawl the hundreds of social networking and bookmarking sites and millions of blogs across the globe. rapidly proliferating collection of tools are being developed to meet the need. You can find a list of more than 150 social media monitoring tools here or close to 200 here , but—that can seem overwhelming. If I overlooked your favorite tool, leave a comment below. Post on Google Buzz.
50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)
OCTOBER 5, 2010
Twitter users frequently exchange information about products and services.” 71% of business users now say Twitter is a useful tool, up from 59% a year ago. So what are the best ways to use Twitter for business? Which tools are most helpful? How-To Guides and Best Practices. Twitter SEO Best Practices by SEOptimise. Twitter Tools and Reviews. And much more.
Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010
JANUARY 12, 2011
Which online tools are most helpful for PR pros? Get the answers to all of these questions and more here in some of the best social PR guides, tips and tools of the past year. Interactive PR Guides, Tips and Tools. Public Relations: The best press release is no press release by MarketingSherpa. successful marketers reveal their favorite public relations tools by Matt About Business. The tools, briefly reviewed, range from the obvious (e.g., Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far). Post on Google Buzz. Share this on LinkedIn.
The Best Sales Groups on LinkedIn
Sales Intelligence View
OCTOBER 17, 2011
LinkedIn has quickly become one of the most effective and business-savvy social networking sites. To help those in the sales industry, the following groups and channels are among the most influential and valuable on LinkedIn. Sales Best Practices. technology, software, strategy, social media, blogging, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and more. technology, software, strategy, social media, blogging, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Innovative Marketing, PR, Sales, Word-of-Mouth & Buzz Innovators. Description: Have you some Sales or Marketing skills?
Creating an Influencer B2B Marketing Strategy to Fuel your Local Buzz
Modern B2B Marketing
AUGUST 6, 2012
Influencer b2b marketing (as part of a wider international marketing plan ) is one method that can help you generate a local buzz in your new market. FindPeopleonPlus.com : FindPeopleonPlus is a similar tool to FollowerWonk. Tools like Klout and Kred attempt to assign a score of influence. You can do this pretty easily using a tool like TweetDeck.
8 Ways to Make LinkedIn Endorsements Work for You and Your Network
JANUARY 3, 2013
The question is not whether or not your give LinkedIn Endorsements a thumbs up or not: It’s about how you can best leverage them to benefit you and your network. LinkedIn Endorsements. Nothing in the history of LinkedIn has created so much “buzz” in the online community as this newest feature. LinkedIn Endorsements – The Outbound Approach.
Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan
Buzz Marketing for Technology
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. B2B marketers often host bi-annual advisory boards or annual user group meetings and these are just screaming for a way to keep them connected via a tool like on online community. Users. Employees.
78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)
AUGUST 16, 2010
Here’s a modest contribution to help with that effort; more than six dozen of the best, most bookmark-able articles and blog posts about social media tactics, tools and strategies written so far this year, by leading writers like John Jantsch , Lori Dicker , Lee Odden , Lisa Barone , Jay Baer and many more. Todd Heim supplies a helpful guide to best practices for building a following on and generating traffic from social bookmarking sites like Digg, Reddit, Mixx and Propeller. Are you reaching your Best Customers through social media? Social Media Tools.
Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010
JANUARY 17, 2011
Discover the answers to all of these questions and more here in more than 40 of the best resources for social media and marketing stats, facts and research of the past year. Social Media 3Q Update: Who Uses Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, & MySpace? Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn continued to add users in the second half of 2010, albeit at a slower pace than in previous quarters.
What are the most reliable content channels to connect with customers?
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
I recently had a chance to hear entrepreneur and author Joe Pulizzi speak about his wonderful new book Content Inc and my mind was buzzing over some of the interesting new ideas he presented. ” The best content channels for reliable reach. So, when we attain that magical level, what are the very best ways to reliably reach those customers? LinkedIn connections.
LinkedIn Sales Prospecting Advice: 6 Ways to Touch the Untouchable on LinkedIn
APRIL 9, 2012
One of the biggest challenges in sales prospecting on LinkedIn is in how to find and contact those who are difficult to message through the site: The Untouchables. Luckily, LinkedIn offers several tools to aid in communication with your prospects. Unfortunately, those that are least active on LinkedIn are the hardest people to reach when sales prospecting.
33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far
AUGUST 28, 2012
What’s the best process for developing a social media marketing plan? Find the answers to those questions and many more here in almost three dozen of the best social media tips, how-to guides, lists and reports of 2012 so far. But the site is not of course, and shouldn’t be, a marketing tool. Social Media Tools. There is no one alive who is youer than you.’
Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
Read on to learn how social media is changing PR, how pitching bloggers is different from traditional media outreach, how to optimize press releases for search and online distribution, which tools should be in your social PR toolbox and more here in some of the best articles and blog posts on social PR of 2010 so far. Among the tools noted are Omniture (web and social media analytics), Eloqua (marketing automation / demand generation software) and Twitalyzer (Twitter-specific measurement). 10 Free Social Media Tools Every PR Pro Should Master by Social Media Today.
8 (of the) Best Web Analytics Guides of 2010
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
Which tools and plugins are really useful for extending the capabilities of Google Analytics (GA)? Discover the answers to these questions and others here in eight of the best guides to web analytics of last year. Google Analytics Enhanced with SEO Site Tools by Wisdom IT Solutions. 30+ More Google Analytics Tools, Apps, Hacks, Tweaks and Other Resources by SEOptimise.
The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today
OCTOBER 31, 2010
Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily. ChatCatcher This is a nice little tool that finds Tweets about your blog posts, and automatically adds them as comments. 39 social media tools I will use today. Smart.
Marketing Tools and Technology – How Does A Marketer Decide?
B2B Marketing Insider
JULY 28, 2011
So I asked some of the best marketing minds I know to tell us how they approach all the new technologies in the marketing landscape. Current example of Google+. An immediate technology review was warranted because of Google’s brand power. It didn’t matter if previous social media ventures (Google Buzz and Wave) resulted in failure. . The exact same thing holds true in this space.
39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011
JANUARY 24, 2012
What are the best practices for sharing content on each major social network? Find the answers to these questions and more here in more than three dozen of the best social media guides, insights, rants and reports of the past year. How to Twitter and LinkedIn Boot Camp) in this intriguing collection of infographics. While certain aspects of social media have stabilized (e.g.,
Best Website Design Guides and Tips of 2010
MARCH 3, 2011
Discover the answers to these questions along with a heavy dose of artistic inspiration here in 27 of the best website design guides, tips and insights of the past year. Abhishek Bhardwaj discusses “key aspects & techniques that a web developer/designer must follow to have a clean & professional looking mobile version of any website, with sections on layout, coding and tools.
27 Time-Saving Tools and Tricks to Be a More Productive Marketer
APRIL 10, 2013
We live in a world where inboxes buzz at 11pm and “busy” is the most common response to “How are you?” If this sounds familiar, you’re probably faced with a conundrum: You can’t get in any earlier. To reclaim precious minutes and hours in your schedule, you’re going to need a few good strategies, a collection of tools, and a liberal policy on office coffee consumption. Timeboxing.
Looking for Surprises in the 2015 B2B Lead Generation Trend Report
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
This year’s B2B Lead Generation Report from Holger Schulze of the B2B Technology Marketing Group on LinkedIn was recently published, detailing key trends, best practices, and challenges for B2B marketing professionals. Meanwhile, just 17% indicated that “generating public relations and awareness buzz” was among their most challenging tasks.
11 LinkedIn Marketing Gems You're Missing Out On
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
We already know that LinkedIn is more effective at generating leads than Facebook or Twitter. The companies that turn these possibilities into realities are those who leverage all the little hidden marketing gems LinkedIn has to offer -- and there are a lot of them. LinkedIn Answers. LinkedIn Answers is a forum for people to ask and answer questions. LinkedIn Apps.
Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Find the answers to these questions and many more here in more than 40 of the best reports, studies, videos and other sources of social media, search, and other marketing facts and statistics of the past year. Twitter, Facebook And LinkedIn: Age, Ethnicity And Gender Of The Major Social Networks [STUDY] by All Twitter. Infographic: Social Media ROI Statistics by Digital Buzz.
36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010
JANUARY 10, 2011
Find out here in three dozen of the best Facebook marketing guides of last year—along with some interesting stats and even counterpoints from a few naysayers and holdouts. The 12 Best Ways To Customize Your Facebook Pages by TechCrunch. Using Facebook as a Strategic Marketing Channel by Green Buzz Agency. Best Facebook Marketing Tips and Guides of 2009. People are busy.
3 Web Tools to Make Money Online
Writing on the Web
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
I’m curious… what web tools could you absolutely not live without? Roboform stores them all for you, and is right there in your tool bar. Here are my top 3 tools: Roboform. love the Headway Theme for WordPress, and also highly recommend the Scribe SEO tool. I am an affiliate of both. Obviously, of course, I promote KickStartCart , as the best, most comprehensive shopping cart and database management system on the planet. Please share the top 3 tools you couldn’t live without for doing business on the Web… Blog this on Blogger.
33 (of the) Best Marketing Strategy Guides and Insights of 2010
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
While you won’t find much in the way of “tips and tricks in this post, you will find guidance on answers to these big-picture marketing questions and more here in some the best marketing strategy guides and insights of the past year. must-have marketing tools for small businesses by iMedia Connection. The Best TED Talks To Make Use Of Social Media by MakeUseOf.
Best Email Marketing Tips, Tactics and Metrics of 2010
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
According to recent research , 92% of marketers consider email to be one of their “most important marketing tools” and 54% plan increased spending on it in the coming year. And as some of the posts below show, when integrated with social media tools, email becomes even more powerful. Use e-mail for what e-mail is best at! Post on Google Buzz. Share this on LinkedIn.
Best Content Marketing Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
Get the answers to these questions and more here in some of the best guides to content marketing of the past year. White papers are a popular b2b marketing tool, but good ones are expensive to produce. list of the best sites to submit articles to by Internet Marketing for Business Owners. Top 21: The Best Article Directory List by Friday Traffic Report. by Ink Rebels.
Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010
JANUARY 19, 2011
WPO is about capitalizing on these trends, so learn how to integrate your social media, search, SEM, content marketing and other interactive marketing and PR efforts to optimize your web presence here in some of the best articles and blog posts on (shhh! He also lists several tools to help track and monitor your brand reputation online. The best 159 social websites by Populair.
Best Google AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2010
JANUARY 28, 2011
Find the answers to those questions and more here in some of the best Google AdW0rds tips, tactics and techniques of the past year. Post on Google Buzz. Share this on LinkedIn. There’s no question that paid search delivers leads, and no question that AdWords is the big dog in the PPC world. Google Instant) and changes within AdWords itself. “Image ads (a.k.a.
35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far)
AUGUST 26, 2010
Whether you’re anxious to get started marketing on Facebook, already there but looking for better results, or not sure if Facebook is right for your company (despite the eye-popping audience numbers), you’ll find guidance here in some of the best posts on Facebook marketing so far in 2010: tips, tactics and best practices for building Facebook pages, growing your fan (or “like ) base, advertising, optimizing for search, using Facebook apps and tools, and more, from experts like Mari Smith, Lisa Barone, Ching Ya, John Haydon, Brian Carter, Marty Weintraub and Shel Holtz.
Best SEO Guides, Tips and Resources of 2010
JANUARY 26, 2011
Find the answers to those questions and many more here in more than two dozen of the best guides to SEO tips, strategies, techniques and tactics of the past year. The Art and Science of SEO Site Audits [Best of SEW 2010 #10] by Search Engine Watch. ** 5 Stars. Google Webmaster Tools and SEO. Beginner’s Guide to Google Webmaster Tools by KISS Metrics. Post on Google Buzz.
Best SEO Link Building Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)
JULY 14, 2010
Find out here in some of the best blog posts and articles about SEO link building of 2010 so far. Nine Tools for Your Link-Building Toolkit by ClickZ. Easy Ways to Improve Your Page Rank via LinkedIn by VibeLog. In this brief but useful post, Jessica Nielsen explains five ways, such as crafting a relevant “professional headline, to use LinkedIn to improve your company site’s Pagerank. An extensive list of blogs, tools, forums and other resources to assist with link building knowledge and tactics. Post on Google Buzz. Share this on Bebo.
12 of the Best WordPress Guides, Hacks and Plugins of 2010
FEBRUARY 10, 2011
Discover some great sources for free and reasonably-priced themes, essential plugins you may not be aware of, SEO tips, and other interesting techniques and hacks here in a dozen of the best WordPress guides of last year. Code to Create Custom Share Buttons for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Delicious by B2B Online Marketing. Post on Google Buzz. Share this on LinkedIn.
20+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools
SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
How about a real-time search tool to see what’s being said about your company or any topic of interest right now? You’ll find all of this and more in this collection of tools and reviews of some of the coolest free or low-cost social media monitoring and web tools so far this year. Cool Web Tools. Reviews of More Cool Tools. Post on Google Buzz.
(Almost) 100 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Blog Posts and Articles of 2009
FEBRUARY 1, 2010
So in case you missed any of these, here are almost 100 of the best blog posts and articles covering social media strategy and tactics, measurement, monitoring, research, pitfalls to avoid, policies, tools and more from 2009. Whether you’re looking for guidance on measuring social media results, justifying investments, utilizing best practices, finding the best tools, or just want to broaden your social media knowledge, you’ll find it here. Eight reasons to monitor social media and a list of tools for doing it by Chris Koch’s B2B Blog.
15 ways to use Twitter to toast your competition
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
Here are a few of my favorite ways to leverage this platform for new business benefits. 1) Using Twitter search and other simple listening tools, monitor real time conversations about your brand that can assist your marketing and management teams in seeing what is really being about your company today. There Now you’re just as likely to get LinkedIn profiles, video and yes, Twitter profiles.
Twitter for B2B Marketing
MI6 Marketing Agency
JANUARY 10, 2011
More importantly these chat sessions can create a body of knowledge on best practices and you can make new connections and build relationships with peers. Q1: What are the best and/or worst reasons to make Twitter part of a B2B marketing plan? Best reason to incorporate Twitter into B2B: to Shut Up (about “you ) and Listen instead. One of best “listening tools available. Best reason – your customers and prospects are on Twitter; Worst reason – you think you’re a social media “expert. Advice from Marketing Peers.