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A Soccer Star's Transition From the Pitch to YouTube

Sunday April 20th, 2014 03:55:47 AM Sam Laird
Jimmy Conrad was a reserve defender for the U.S. Men's National Team (USMNT) at the 2006 World Cup, getting onto the field against group-play opponents Italy and Ghana He's going to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup in June — this time, however, in a completely different role. Conrad has become one of the Internet's go-to sources for soccer video content, thanks to his multi-pronged role with the popular YouTube channel KickTV. Along with revolving around the world's favorite sport, Conrad's contrasting World Cup roles have something else in common: He's living a reality most can only dream of See also: Proof That Brazil Is World Cup Soccer's True Home Read more...More about Media, Soccer, World Cup, Entertainment, and Sports

The Loch Ness Monster: Only on iOS

Sunday April 20th, 2014 02:17:59 AM Ann-Marie Alcántara
Apple Maps did what Google Maps never could -– it found the Loch Ness Monster Members of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club identified a shadow in the loch's waters that can be seen only in Apple Maps' satellite imagery –– the same form was not found on Google Maps See also: Food Maps Turn the World Into Delicious Art The shadow, about 100 feet long with two “flipper-like” appendages, can only be seen on iPads and iPhones, according to The Huffington Post The disputed outline of the Loch Ness Monster spotted on Apple Maps. Image: Apple Maps Many Nessie watchers have already taken to the Internet to debunk the theory. Some, like the Daily Dot, argue that the mysterious figure is actually an outline of a boat and its wake, since companies that provide satellite imaging services often delete identifying information like the pictures of boats themselves Read more...More about Google Maps, Us World, World, Pics, and Apple Maps

A-Sides and B-Sides: Record Store Day Lives On

Sunday April 20th, 2014 02:00:23 AM Ann-Marie Alcántara
These days, thanks to various technologies, listening to any type of music anytime, anywhere is pretty easy. But across generations, people still love dusting off an old vinyl record, and listening music on a record player Record Store Day, which takes place every third Saturday of April, brings people together to celebrate their love of vinyl, even as digital-music sales continue to grow See also: 11 Musicians on Tumblr Who Hit the Right Note Despite the fact that music-streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora are becoming increasingly popular, vinyl sales grew 32% last year, up from 4.5 million units sold in 2012 to 6 million in 2013, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Keying in on the nostalgia, some modern artists are also opting to sell vinyl records of their albums or songs, often through retail outlets like Urban Outfitters Read more...More about Pandora, Spotify, Vinyl, Entertainment, and Music


Amy Porterfield

Amy Porterfield

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How to Increase Fan Engagement on Your Facebook Page

Thursday April 3rd, 2014 04:34:30 AM Amy
Facebook’s organic reach has drastically declined.  That’s a fact. When reach declines, it often feels impossible to get your fans to engage with you on your Facebook Page. It’s really a Catch 22: Low engagement means less people see your posts (this lowers your reach), but you can’t increase your your reach if you don’t ... Click to Read More

#027: Video Marketing Tips and Tricks with Caleb Wojcik

Thursday March 27th, 2014 01:00:32 PM Amy
Click here to download the .mp3 On this episode of the Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast, we talked all about video creation and editing. I know a few of you instantly felt a little anxious when you read those words, because video is not usually at the top of anyone’s “favorite things to do” list ... Click to Read More

Changes to Facebook Pages: What You Need To Know

Tuesday March 25th, 2014 01:00:52 PM Amy
Facebook recently announced a new, streamlined look for Facebook Pages. It’s no surprise that Facebook is making some changes. It is, after all, Facebook. ;) You can read an overview of the changes here. Some of the changes will take some getting used to, but many of them are positive, and there is one in ... Click to Read More


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Google Translate. Is it Good for your business?

Monday February 17th, 2014 02:55:39 PM Andy Nathan
Welcome to my RSS feed! Get my ebook free, Boost Your Social Media Traffic Overnight for subscribing. Would you believe that IKEA once had a children’s desk called a Fartfull? Or that they had a dining table called a Lyckhem. As crazy as it seems to Americans it did happen. But why would you have products with such obvious and inappropriate synonyms? The answer is simple – they did not check the [...] The post Google Translate. Is it Good for your business? appeared first on Social Media Marketing.

Plavid Viral Media Advertising

Monday February 10th, 2014 03:16:44 PM Keith Bloemendaal
Welcome to my RSS feed! Get my ebook free, Boost Your Social Media Traffic Overnight for subscribing. As bloggers, we are always looking for better ways to make money with our blog. Videos are a great way to do that, and Plavid fills that need. Plavid viral media advertising platform allows you to make money publishing integrated media on your website, blog, or social profiles. Plavid viral media advertising offers three different [...] The post Plavid Viral Media Advertising appeared first on Social Media Marketing.

6 Powerful Tips to Boost Blog Conversions

Monday December 16th, 2013 01:37:31 PM Renaud Gagne
Welcome to my RSS feed! Get my ebook free, Boost Your Social Media Traffic Overnight for subscribing. Sometimes small things make a big difference and what is the purpose of a blog anyway?   As you read this post until the end, you will discover 6 “leverage points” that you can apply to instantly boost your  blog conversions and turn them into a well oiled sales machine. I use the word ‘sales’ because [...] The post 6 Powerful Tips to Boost Blog Conversions appeared first on Social Media Marketing.


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Six Simple Ways to Measure Owned, Earned and Paid Social Media ROI

Thursday April 17th, 2014 01:59:54 PM Danny Brown
There’s a popular misconception that it’s difficult to use targeted metrics to measure your social media ROI. Not true. Nor is social media only good for measuring an increase in brand awareness, although that’s definitely a measurement gauge. The fact is, social media can offer some of the best metrics for measuring your ROI. All […]Six Simple Ways to Measure Owned, Earned and Paid Social Media ROI originally appeared on Danny Brown - Award-Winning Social Media Marketing and Influence Marketing Blog - all rights reserved.        Related StoriesWhy Your Brand Looks Foolish When You Don’t Walk the TalkAn Open Discussion On Social Media Monitoring and Ethical Data MiningThe Three Metrics Your Business Needs to Answer on Social Media 

The Problem With Making Grandiose Statements

Tuesday April 15th, 2014 04:10:13 PM Danny Brown
There’s a popular method of content creation, centred around making grandiose statements. These statements, and the blog posts around them, can range from the usual war cries of being more human in business, to posts on transparency and authenticity on the web, to how an “industry” – for want of a better term – like […]The Problem With Making Grandiose Statements originally appeared on Danny Brown - Award-Winning Social Media Marketing and Influence Marketing Blog - all rights reserved.        Related StoriesRemember When We Just Hit Publish?Facebook for Android and Why Zuckerberg Now Owns Your AssWhy Your Brand Looks Foolish When You Don’t Walk the Talk 

The Sunday Share: The Future of PR Isn’t Tomorrow, It’s Now

Sunday April 13th, 2014 12:57:44 PM Danny Brown
As a business resource, Slideshare stands pretty much head and shoulders above most other content platforms. From presentations to educational content and more, you can find information and curated media on pretty much any topic you have an interest in. As a research solution, Slideshare offers analysis from some of the smartest minds on the web across […]The Sunday Share: The Future of PR Isn’t Tomorrow, It’s Now originally appeared on Danny Brown - Award-Winning Social Media Marketing and Influence Marketing Blog - all rights reserved.        Related StoriesThe Sunday Share: The Beginner’s Guide to PR for StartupsThe Sunday Share: A Game of Social ThronesThe Sunday Share: Robots Replacing Humans (Our Automated World)