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The Top Tactics and Goals of Social Media Marketing

Top Tactics and Goals of Social Media Marketing

Software Advice has partnered with Adobe to put together a Social Media Content Optimization Survey. The results are extremely interesting because they represent, not just what companies and social media marketers are doing and having success with, but also a shift in how social media is perceived by businesses.

Make Your Blog A Winner By Cleaning Off The Kelp

Make Your Blog A Winner By Cleaning Off The Kelp

What's the point of sharing a blog post to a site that's only going to get me a couple of views, at best? Should we waste time sharing posts to third tier social networks and directories?

REVIEW: Google+ Pro Tips: Strategies for Posting and Sharing on Google+ by Stephan Hovnanian

REVIEW: Google+ Pro Tips: Strategies for Posting and Sharing on Google+ by Stephan Hovnanian
Strategies for Posting and Sharing on Google+, is a masterpiece combination of both style and substance. Hovnanian deftly combines real-world examples and techniques, with innovative tips and business best practices, to deliver a Google+ Handbook that no business marketing department should be without.

Your Blog Needs Passion and Props like a Great Professor

Your Blog Needs Passion and Props like a Great Professor

In your writing, you have to be passionate and excited about your topic, even if it's as old and dry as an ancient English battlefield. Here are several tips and techniques to help you.

Content Marketing may be the most useless, impractical, non-measureable term in Marketing.

Content Marketing may be the most useless, impractical, non-measureable term in Marketing.

Is Content Marketing a useless phrase? Is it impractical and non-measureable? Perhaps. But Mike Allton suggests that it's still an extremely valuable term, and here's why.

You Are A Bad Blogger. But That's OK!

You Are A Bad Blogger. But That's OK!

It’s true, you’re a bad blogger now, but all that’s going to change! It takes time to become a good blogger, just like it takes time to become good at anything.

I'm Getting Far More Pinterest Traffic Because of Pinwoot, and You Can Too

I'm Getting Far More Pinterest Traffic Because of Pinwoot, and You Can Too

Over the past four months, I have seen my referral traffic from Pinterest go up by approximately 50%, every month, and that will continue to increase, mostly thanks to the tool Pinwoot.

How Much Content Can I Quote in a Blog Before It Is Considered Duplicate Content?

How Much Content Can I Quote in a Blog Before It Is Considered Duplicate Content?

Including quotes and content from other articles in your blog posts is often a great idea. But how much is too much? What will get you in trouble with Google or Copyright law?

How to Blog Like Mike

How to Blog Like Mike

I have received a lot of compliments lately about my blogging, particularly how fast I'm able to blog. Some have tagged them #MikeAlltonTime, called me the #BloggingBrute, and even said #BeLikeMike. Here's how I do it:

Should you upgrade to Buffer for Business?

Should you upgrade to Buffer for Business?

Buffer has started to offer three plans for businesses that allow far more social profiles and team members. With the addition of fine-grained analytics and Google Analytics, you may want to consider upgrading.


Mike is a Social Media Consultant and Blog Coach in St. Louis. He has been working with websites and the Internet since the early '90's. He is active on all of the major social networks and enjoys writing and teaching small business owners on how to leverage the Internet to promote and grow their business. Mike provides training and seminars to businesses and individuals on topics like "Content Marketing - Using Blogging + Social Media + SEO to equal Small Business Success" or "Establishing a Brand on Google+" or "How to use HootSuite to Manage Your Social Media Presence."

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