Online Marketing: the Onion You Should Peel

This post was written by the Web Marketing Ninja—a professional online marketer for a major web brand, who’s sharing his tips undercover here at ProBlogger. Curious? So are we! One of the most common mistakes people make when entering into the world of online marketing and sales is having a narrow understanding of what the [...]

Three Essential Tips to Growing Sales and Service, One Tweet at a Time

This guest post is written by Phil Hollows, the Founder and CEO of FeedBlitz. Twitter offers small businesses and independent professionals unique opportunities to out-maneuver their larger competitors, by using the social network as a real-time prospecting and customer service system. You can improve your pipeline and grow a stellar support reputation simply by following [...]

Cold Stone Transforms the Ice Cream Social With Facebook

By Casey HibbardPublished November 22, 2010 Ice cream has always been social. But Cold Stone Creamery has found a way to make it even more so—with Facebook. The American ice cream retailer, known for pounding and slapping customized creations on a “cold stone,” has long been a favorite of ice cream lovers – enthusiasm that [...]

10 Cures for Your Social Media Pains

By Jamie BecklandPublished November 23, 2010 For marketers, social media is becoming increasingly complicated. The number of channels continues to grow and the pressure to show how all this effort will impact the bottom line only grows stronger. The pains of managing social media are obvious – now let’s look at 10 different cures to [...]

4 LinkedIn Tips to Help You Stand Out

By Linda ColesPublished November 10, 2010 Very few people ignore you in real life, face-to-face networking situations. So why do they do it to you online? The simple answer is because they probably don’t even realize that they are! Be honest. Do you follow up on every LinkedIn connection request you get? No, probably not. [...]

This Week in Social Media: The News You Need to Know

By Cindy KingPublished November 20, 2010 Are you struggling to keep up with what’s happening in social media? We’re happy to introduce a new weekly column where we review the hot social media news items of the week. To help you keep up to date with social media news, here are some of the links [...]

How to Get the M.O.S.T. From Your Social Media Marketing

By Clement YeungPublished November 19, 2010 Many small businesses and solo entrepreneurs dive into social media marketing strategies without visualizing a bigger plan. What ensues is usually far from what they had hoped. Instead of attracting more leads and sales, they end up wasting time, money and passion. It doesn’t have to be this way. [...]

How Connecting Your LinkedIn Contacts Builds Social Influence

By Stephanie SammonsPublished November 18, 2010 Are you wondering how to leverage your presence on LinkedIn to build social influence? Regularly updating your status, joining and participating in groups and answering questions is just the start. There are also a number of ways to build deeper relationships with your connections on LinkedIn. I’m going to ask you [...]

How to Control Your Privacy With Foursquare and Other Geoloaction Services

By Peter WyliePublished November 17, 2010 Geolocation is one of the hottest trends in social networking today. Users enjoy connecting with friends at nearby locations. Businesses are beginning to take note of the opportunity to tie their brick-and-mortar locations to their online marketing. In addition to the main local social networking applications—Foursquare and Gowalla—Google, Facebook [...]

How to Use the New Twitter User Interface

By Michael StelznerPublished November 16, 2010 Welcome to Social Media Examiner TV with your host Mari Smith. In this episode, Mari reviews the new Twitter user interface. Mari shows you how the new design impacts the way you use Twitter and how you can use popular Twitter clients and apps in conjunction with it to [...]