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Category Archives: Social Media

Blogging my passion, Pinterest

4 boards from my Pinteres.com/AlisonsArt account

This post was inspired by and is the result of a questionnaire presented to bloggers, event planners, photographers, social media experts and other professionals by a freelance writer seeking input and opinions on Pinterest etiquette.  Pinterest research and blog posts: I have done a substantial amount of research on Pinterest, have written several posts about …

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Facebook Changes Not for Faint-of-Heart

“If you have not yet converted your Facebook fan page over to the new Timeline design, your page will automatically convert on March 30th, 2012 which is coming up fast.” Mari Smith, speaker and author

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Why Major Marketers Are Moving to Google+

Businesses should jump on Google+ because it’s the Wild West, so you can stake your claim, as opposed to breaking through the noise on Twitter and Facebook.

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Business will fully embrace social media in 2012

The summit stars 27 social media pros teaching business owners and marketings how to master social media marketing (brought to you by Social Media Examiner).

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Pinterest Now Generates More Referral Traffic Than Twitter: Study

A Pinterest picture board now generaltes more referral traffic than twitter. A
picture is worth more than 120 – 140 characters!

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INBOUND MARKETING: How to Get Customers Without Really Trying, Updated

Readers, what do you think? Your comments and my ability to reply to them are part of the process of developing more ideas, a larger perspective and new theories. This are very important to me both as a writer and someone who seeks to be a thought leader. Looking forward to reading and responding to your comments. Thank you all.

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Cutting Up The Social Media Pie: Let’s Go To The Videos

INTRODUCTION There are so many parts and facets of social media. Just attempting to keep up with them can put one into a dizzying tail spin. So what I thought might be fun, every once in a while, is to present a particular slice of the social media pie as its own post topic. Today …

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Where Have All The Blog Posts Gone?

Where Have All the Blog Posts Gone? One might think that based upon the infrequency of my posts lately, that I had lost interest in blogging. The opposite is the case. I love to write and I think blogging is one of the coolest inventions for someone like myself who has plenty to say, to …

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Steve Jobs’ 2012 Presidential Prediction for Obama

“Steve Jobs, known for his aggressive and sometimes prickly personality, didn’t hold back when he met President Obama in 2010: The Apple CEO warned Obama he wasn’t going to win re-election.”

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A Casual Glance at Social Media

By now, just about everyone is at least aware of social media. Whether one participates in it, likes it or dislikes it, favors certain venues over others, social media has become part of our everyday culture and part of our technology in its brief 30 year history. It is also inarguably here to stay and will continue to morph into more and more amazing forms.

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Technologically Speaking

There are many things that are no longer just the way they were. Similar to the story of Rip Van Winkle, someone who had simply fallen asleep or gone underground for a few decades and returned to the present would find his present to be very much in the past. There would be many technological changes that could baffle him. This post, Technologically Speaking, illustrates a few of them.

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Graphic Design 101 for the Internet by Alison Gilbert

In the early days of websites, the picture was quite different. A site could be nothing more than a digital business card with a logo, the name of the company and the person, their phone number and e-mail. That was called a ‘web presence’ and for a time it sufficed. It was a no-brainer to copy a business card design on to a website page especially with the help of a program designed for such a conversion task.

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A Blog Post a Day, they say. I say, Are You Crazy?

My biggest challenge has been that I want to know EVERYTHING about this social media and I want to know it YESTERDAY. Neither of these is possible. But I have come to not only see the dots, and have started to connect them to the extent that the gaps are filling in. It is starting to make sense, a lot of sense. It is also a thing of great beauty in my eyes.

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Essential Marketing Tools: Local Directories and Google Places

Here’s my latest entry in the Local On-line Business Directories: http://www.yext.com/apps/?utm_source=email#profile?location=117378 And if you want to know more about this, view this informational video: Sincerely, Alison Gilbert, Marketing Bytes Maven, Connecting B2B and B2C locally and globally Inbound Boomer, Mascot for Marketing Bytes, teaching baby boomers Inbound Marketing 516-665-9034 info@MarketingBytes.biz http://www.MarketingBytes.biz http://www.MarketingBytesBlog.com

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A Discussion on Social Media and Traditional Advertising Pros and Cons

Visit our latest blog post on our favorite Local On-line Business Directory, MerchantCirle and read about a A Discussion on Social Media and Traditional Advertising Pros and Cons Let us know what you think of it. And definitely let us know if you have questions or if we can help you in any way. Sincerely, …

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Does Google +1 = facebook ‘LIKE’ page?

So begins a recent blog post by colleague, Basil C. Puglici, Digital Brand Marketing Educator. It is a fascinating article about an experimental program that Google has begun, called Google +1, to ‘compete with’ or ‘emulate’ the facebook ‘LIKE’ page.

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Playing Internet ‘Telephone’

When someone quotes an excerpt from a blog that lists content that another writer wrote, what do you call it? Internet telephone? So I guess I am going to play a little Internet telephone with you.

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Tech care packages for parents (and grandparents)

Ok all you adult kids. It’s time to say thanks to your parents and grandparent for all those cookies and extra socks they sent you in camp and college. Google has come up with a parent’s TECH SUPPORT care package.

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A Great List of Must Haves for Small Biz Websites

“Every small business needs to have a website. But business owners aren’t exactly sure what should go on their website. A website needs to be an asset to your company. It needs to make money, rather than cost money.” Ken Builder

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A Woman’s Place is in the House, the Senate and on the Internet!

“It feels like we’re in a Golden Age of the web, led by consumer internet services and e-commerce. Just consider these stats: Facebook—over 600 million users. Twitter—25 billion tweets last year. Tumblr—1 billion page views a week. Zynga—100 million users on Cityville in just 6 weeks. We’re witnessing a generation of consumer web companies growing at an unprecedented rate in terms of both user adoption and revenue. But here’s a little secret that’s gone unnoticed by most. It’s women.” Aileen Lee

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