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22 Jul 2014

Two Tips to Declutter Email Inbox for the Social Media Marketer

Email inbox is the huge part of my productivity. I am using it as a task manager: it is easy to sort and organize email messages as separate tasks (with Thunderbird, I can also bring it to my desktop, and enjoy more flexibility with options). However as an active social media user, I have to deal with hundreds of automated email notifications and alerts daily (and on busy days even…


21 Jul 2014

Strike a Ninja Pose and Win a Pass to Pubcon Las Vegas 2014

Around this time each year, there is a flurry of excitement over Pubcon Las Vegas. Social media is filled with details about registration and announcements of great speakers and cool keynotes, and it’s hard not to get excited. This is a popular conference for the ninjas (it may have something to do with the great location), and we’re always looking for ways to send others to this awesome event. This…


18 Jul 2014

Sharing Your Greetings: Holidays, Birthdays, and Anytime Greetings

With a couple of holidays hitting North America (Canada’s Canada Day and the United States’ Independence Day) this month, it got me searching for that list of web sites to use for sending greetings. Hey, greetings can be sent for holidays, birthdays, and just to say “hi.” For savvy business people you can find uses for greetings sites to work into your engagement. I’m going to start with one of…


17 Jul 2014

8 Metrics for Backlink Analysis

I often hear people in the SEO industry talk about which metrics they use. Sometimes I will hear that some swear by a given data set. Others will completely ignore some data, and some develop their own metrics. Personally I like to collect as many metrics as possible and judge the quality of the site/page based on their relative context to other sites/pages in the same niche. But then the…


14 Jul 2014

How To Control Your Video Search Result Listing

Search engine result pages is becoming plain again. With author pictures going away, who knows what other rich snippet will be affected next. But there’s no reason to be discouraged! We need to make the most of what we have now and if it’s gone one day, well, we’ll learn something else. That’s what makes Internet Marketing so exciting, right? So let’s try to get the most from our video…


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,…