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Marketing Ripples on Twitter: "Videos set a face to your business, and promote your brand in a subtle manner. http://t.co/eQ0wuMST8Y"

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Yo.<p>It seems so simple. So mindless. It’s only slightly less boring than “Hey” or “Hi,” if only because of some perceived aggression or excitement attached to it. But Yo is anything but simple.<p>If you haven’t been following along on Twitter, Yo is the hottest new app that will leave you scratching …

7 Magic Words (And 10 Negotiation Ideas) For Entrepreneurs

Of all the skills we teach prospective entrepreneurs, there’s an element missing. Where in our MBA or business preparedness programs do we talk about the skills of negotiation? Um… with the exception of sales training, which is highly focused on negotiation, perhaps the answer is never.<p>My friend …

Twitter Lets You Add 4 Photos to Tweets, Tag Anyone in Them

In case anyone doubted Twitter's commitment to photo-sharing — or to becoming more like Facebook — the company added a couple of features Wednesday …

8 ways to make Twitter your own

While #Twitter8 has come and gone, it’s not too late to give you a gift from us: a few best practices (eight, to be exact) that we hope are useful to …

5 Ways to Harness Hashtags to Drive Business Value

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since debuting on Twitter in 2007, hashtags have rapidly spread across social media. Today they are used on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram and Vine and seen in print, TV and elsewhere on the web. But while social media users have …

Vine's Newest Trend is a #Whaling Good Time

Breaching isn't just for whales anymore. It's also for Vine stars looking to get in on the platform's newest trend: #whaling.<p>Whaling has even enticed …

An Upcoming Anonymous App Called Cloaq Promises A New Way To Post & Share, No Email Or Phone Number Required

A team of engineers, who have asked to not be identified by name, are working to develop a new platform for anonymous posting called Cloaq (pronounced “cloak”). This upcoming web and mobile platform, they tell me, will combine the anonymity of apps like Secret and Whisper, with the ease-of-use of …

Taming the Social Media Marketing Beast - Jeffbullas's Blog

What if someone said.<p><i>“Today we are announcing three revolutionary products that will transform your business</i><p><i>The first one allows you to self publish</i> …

5 Steps to Building Quality LinkedIn Connections

Shares 3K<p>Are you trying to find quality leads for your business on LinkedIn?<p>Are you rising above the noise with quality engagement?<p>Using your …

Facebook Launches Its 15-Second, Auto-Playing Video Ads

Facebook just announced that it’s starting to run the video ads that it started testing last fall.<p>In a company blog post, Facebook says it’s working with “a select group of advertisers,” and that users can expect to start seeing the ads “over the next few months.” The 15-second videos will start …

4 Pinterest Mindsets: Can Knowing These Improve Your Marketing?

To effectively use Pinterest as part of your company’s marketing strategy, you have to understand its users and the different Pinterest mindsets they …

The World Wide Web Celebrates Its 25th Birthday

It’s hard to believe, but the Web becomes 25 years old on March 12, 2014. It seems like only yesterday that we were on Yahoo Geocities making our …

A Bluetooth Ring Could Improve Your Productivity Like Magic

A new Bluetooth ring being promoted in a recent Kickstarter campaign could be a major productivity tool. That includes for the small business owner …

30+ Ways for You To Use YouTube Effectively

YouTube is one of the hidden gems in online marketing. It is a terrific way for small business owners to compete with the big brands. But creating …

12 Ways to Increase Traffic From Google Without Building Links

Link building is hard, but it's not the only way to make traffic gains in Google's search results.<p>When I first started SEO, building links wasn't my …

SEO

6 Ways to Promote Your Business With Pinterest Places

Shares 3K<p>Do you use Pinterest to promote your business?<p>Have you heard of Pinterest place pins?<p>Whether you have a storefront, products or a travel …

5 Ways to Use Pictures to Tell Visual Stories With Social Media

Shares 5K<p>Are you sharing your stories with your fans?<p>Do you use pictures in your social marketing?<p>People want pictures in their social channels.<p>When …

Twitter’s direct response pitch: a new ‘click-to-call’ button

As part of its continued effort to evolve and broaden its advertising capabilities, Twitter is now touting itself as a platform for effective direct …

How to Get More YouTube Views

Want to boost your YouTube views and turn channel visitors into subscribers? YouTube star Lamarr Wilson has some tips for you in this debut episode …

Shopify Examines Social ROI For Commerce Sites, Finds Facebook Dominates But Reddit Is Growing

Shopify has compiled data from its platform merchants to determine how much value commerce sites get from social media engagement, and put the results into a massive infographic. If, like me, you find infographics tedious and antithetical to meaningful analysis, then you’ll be happy to see I pulled …

This Woman's Massive Instagram Following Helped Her Launch a Business

This story originally appeared on Business Insider <br>When Laura Kasperzak began an Instagram account to document her yoga practice, she had hoped to get 100 followers.<p>Now, more than 600,000 people look for her daily updates, either photos or videos of her in insanely difficult yoga poses, while …

6 Tips For Using Social Media to Boost Sales | Inc.com

Whether you're a sales manager or sales rep, chances are you've heard of social selling. At first glance the trendy phrase is intuitive--selling via social media channels. But while the definition might be straightforward, understanding how to effectively use social media to generate leads and make …

Public Relations

The Secrets of Social Media in China | Inc.com

Last month, social media giant Facebook acquired messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion, reportedly to help the social media company buttress its presence overseas. Unfortunately for Facebook, that's going to be an uphill climb in many markets--perhaps none more so than China.<p>Despite its buzz …

Social Media

Meet The Stars Of Vine: These Kids Have Millions Of Followers And Make Eye-Popping Amounts Of Money

All she has to do is press the re-Vine button to share a sponsor's video with her followers and an advertiser will cut her a large check.<p>Giraldo is a star on Vine, the Twitter-owned video platform that launched in January 2013. There, millions of people post 6-second clips and share them with the …

The 10 Most Surprising Brands on Tumblr

Tumblr is home to a wide array of brands, many of which produce incredulous double-takes—Bisquick? Fancy Feast? Fiji Water? Really?<p>With a majority of …

Pinterest Joins Other Social Giants, Provides First Transparency Report

Pinterest on Friday unveiled the company's first transparency report, a document detailing the number of information requests Pinterest received in …

Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos and Social Media to Market Your Business

Shares 4K<p>Do you use visuals to market your business?<p>Are you wondering how you can tell a story with visuals?<p>To learn how your business can benefit …

It All Begins With Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is the best place for business professionals to post information about themselves, regardless of your discipline. As a business …