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11 Jul 2014

New Google Quality Rating Guide: Reputation and Expertise Get Hotter!

Here’s the summarized adapted script of the video: Thom: We are hanging out with Internet Marketing Ninjas today and we’ve got Jim Boykin, CEO Internet Marketing Ninjas, Ann Smarty who in charge of communities and social for us. My name is Thom Craver. I’m the field development and IT. And are wonderful guess today is Jen Slegg, search marketing consultant extraordinaire.. Welcome and thanks for joining us! Jen has been…


07 Jul 2014

5 Tips for a Winning Youtube Custom Video Thumbnail

YouTube is one of the most useful tools for content marketing. The problem is the high number of competing videos you have to stand out against. According to the site’s statistics, 100 hours of video are uploaded on YouTube every single minute! You read that right… that is 6,000 in an hour, 144,000 hours in a day. Your best bet will always be building a consistent audience. But you still…


03 Jul 2014

8 Strategies For Leveraging Big And Small Brands For Link Building

We already know that Google is keen on identifying patterns in their data that are likely the result of a brand presence. This is largely because it has become universally understood that brands are trust worthy and deserving of attention. Whether or not you agree with that, the fact remains that brands perform better in search results. It may seem like common sense, but it’s worth noting that larger brands…


01 Jul 2014

5 Ways To Save Time This Week

All of us could use some extra time, right? Even if is to sun bathe and take advantage of beautiful weather. Many of the tools I’m going to suggest are tools that you are not only familiar with, but probably already using. And, you probably already realize that they are a time saver. Let’s list them and get those creative juices flowing and maybe you can identify areas where you…


30 Jun 2014

How To Use Pinterest For Brainstorming

For every writer, there are these beautiful moments where ideas are flowing so freely that you can’t write them all. You are overcome with inspiration, so much that you don’t know where to start. You are a literary machine, busting our words faster than should be possible. Nothing feels better. Then you have those other times. You know, the ones where you are distinctly lacking in ideas? Where nothing seems…


27 Jun 2014

Why Usability Matters to Search Engine Marketing

What came first, a website or a user friendly website?  If a website falls in the forest, does it make a sound? Most people reading this have never seen what websites looked like in the early to mid-1990.  In those days, web pages were like black and white TV shows, devoid of color and flat as a cutting board.  The background colors were universally grey.  Images did not have transparent…


24 Jun 2014

Web Page Core: Energy, Personality and Creating Desire

We can tell the difference between a website that wants every visitor to enjoy the experience of being there, because it is the same feeling we get being around a person who enjoys the experience of being here. Since most web sites are designed and built in environments that drain human energy, by stressed out people with fire breathing dragon management hovering about shouting encouragement like “This is due tomorrow”,…


23 Jun 2014

How Pinterest Notifications Work (+ How to Interact on Pinterest)

I have already did detailed tutorials of making the most of Google Plus notifications as well as managing your Twitter notifications with Tweetdeck. Today I’ll follow up on the topic describing Pinterest notifications (as I already covered how great Pinterest is for marketing!) but first let’s sum up all the three for your convenience: Google Plus Twitter Pinterest Notifies of… When you are added to circles, when you are tagged,…


20 Jun 2014

Facebook Notifications: Keeping You Caught Up and Providing Social Engagement Opportunities

Continuing in Ann’s series on notifications, let’s take a look at Facebook and how Facebook keeps us informed and ready to engage. But, first, get caught up in this series by reading these wonderful articles by Ann Smarty herself: How To Manage Twitter Notifications with Tweetdeck How Google Plus Notifications Work: Who You Can Reach on Google+ The Notifications Bar in Facebook Before digging into just the notifications, let’s look…


19 Jun 2014

5 PROTIPS For Finding Low Hanging Fruit In Your Existing Back Links

Building back links can be the most tedious process of any SEO effort. Therefore, looking for low hanging fruit that can make the process easier, can be a very effect use of one time. The best way to identify low hanging fruit is to take an inventory of the assets already at your disposal, and look for new opportunities. For example, if you are wanting to develop new content ideas,…


17 Jun 2014

Web Page Core: Prediction and Understanding Site Visitors

Selling information, ideas and products online has been an activity based on physical world tactics, and the going is still rough and sometimes inaccurate. Prediction is part of your Internet marketing strategy. What is one of the first steps an SEO takes when working on a new Internet marketing strategy? Keyword analysis.  Why do they look for specific words to put into their PPC ads and page content? Information searcher…


16 Jun 2014

How to *Easily* Add Slideshare to Your Content Marketing Channels

There are so many tools out there that small businesses can exploit to improve everything from sales to visibility. There are even more that are under-utilized, and have a greater impact than most might realize. One of the best examples of one of those lesser-used tools is Slideshare. Presentations are an important part of any business structure. From creating plans to present to investors and partners, to showing new features…