How Can A Blog Help Your Business

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If your business website doesn’t have a blog, get one. A blog, if done right, can act as a direct and indirect mechanism that brings large amounts of qualified visitors to your site, many of whom may become customers. This is mostly related to the way blogs interact with search engines and the traffic I am speaking of will come …

Budgets on Rise for Social Media

In Internet Marketing, Social Networking by Phil Smith1 Comment

Mashable recently discussed a Forrester report that forecasts an increase in budgets on social media to “grow at an annual rate of 34 percent – faster than any other form of online marketing and double the average growth rate of 17 percent for all online mediums.” The report does not dive into what the money will be spent on or …

Bing Indexing Some Real Time Tweets

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Microsoft’s Bing search engine will start indexing some Tweets in real-time. This will make Bing the first major search engine to do so. In a post on the Bing community blog, Microsoft’s Sean Suchter said the company would highlight new Tweets from a select group of people in both the “search technology and business sphere” and also from those with …

Social Networking and the Wine Industry

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A Napa firm is sharing with the wine trade a comprehensive study billed as the first thorough analysis of the Internet’s social impact on the wine industry. VinTank, in partnership with wine industry consultant Derek Bromley, has released a white paper profiling the impact of today’s social media companies on the wine industry. It has been offered as a valuable …

Review of the Application Present.ly

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What is Present.ly and what can it be used for? In short, it is Twitter for companies. Present.ly is a communication tool that benefits any company that wants their internal communications to be efficient, easy to use and private. Security is important for any business. If a company allows their employees to use Twitter to discuss private information, it will …

How are Businesses Using Twitter?

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Twitter has certainly stirred things up lately. The site came out of nowhere and has really changed the way people are communicating lately. Yes, we know Facebook and Myspace changed things already, but Twitter has taken it to the next level. The level of being more distant if you ask me. We are certainly becoming more disconnected from each other, …

Top Free SEO Tools

In Internet Marketing, Search Engine Optimization by Phil Smith2 Comments

Automated free tools always make life easier. It doesn’t matter if you are an expert at SEO or a newbie. By successfully using the tools below, you’ll be able to concentrate on what you do best, instead of wasting time with the tedious work. Below are some great tools that I recommend. Basic SEO Health Check and Analysis: 1. Website …