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What Do You Want To Know About Blogging?

What Do You Want To Know About Blogging?
Mike Allton and Jeff Sieh are creating an online course designed to help bloggers become better bloggers, but they want to hear from you. What do you want to know?

Are You Frustrated With Blogging?

Are You Frustrated With Blogging?

I'm working with a small team of people whose sole mission is to find a way to help fellow bloggers and entrepreneurs. Are you interested?

How to Create a LinkedIn Cover Photo Using Canva

How to Create a LinkedIn Cover Photo Using Canva

In this article, I'll share with you how I created my own branded cover photo for LinkedIn, all within Canva, and reveal all of the details and pitfalls you need to consider.

Capturing Audience Sentiment - What Periscope Means To Social Media Marketing

Capturing Audience Sentiment - What Periscope Means To Social Media Marketing

Twitter's new app and social network, Periscope, may be the forerunner of a new age of digital marketing, allowing companies to more accurately measure sentiment real-time.

How To Start A Podcast [Free Webinar]

How To Start A Podcast [Free Webinar]

On this podcast training experience, you'll learn how to set up your podcast from A to Z with the unique tools that Shannon uses to launch his and his client's podcasts.

Hootsuite and Evernote Pilot Your Social Media Millennium Falcon

The Millennium Falcon is arguably the fastest ship in the quadrant. A light freighter with upgraded, hyper-drive engines capable of light-speed, the ship also demonstrates superior maneuverability and resiliency in a fight.  Yet none of that matters.  The Millennium Falcon, all on it’s own, is just a “hunk of junk.” It’s only when it’s piloted by the most unlikely of friends, Han Solo and the wookie Chewbacca, that the Falcon becomes the kind of ship even Darth Vader covets.  Is it a stretch to say that Hoo
Hootsuite expert Mike Allton, and Evernote expert Jason Frasca, have teamed up to bring you these incredible maneuvers designed to improve your social media, using both tools in conjunction.

Top Blog Posts from The Social Media Hat for 2014

Top Blog Posts from The Social Media Hat for 2014
These are the top ten most popular articles on The Social Media Hat from 2014 - all of your favorites! Check 'em out and make sure you didn't miss any.

How Can You Improve Your Business In 2015?

How Can You Improve Your Business In 2015?

There are four areas of your business you should be looking at and evaluating for the new year: Your Content, Your Audience, Your Platform and Your Business Goals. Start here.

Why Followers, Not Follower Counts, Matter Most

Why Followers, Not Follower Counts, Matter Most

There's a grand misperception among business owners and social media users that follower counts are extremely important. Too much talk and emphasis is placed on how so-and-so has one million followers. The reality is that after a point, none of that matters. It's true that a new business Twitter account that has zero followers is both unimpressive and ineffective, but once you've picked up some followers, it's highly unlikely that anyone else would care how many you have.

Google+ University - A Complete Curriculum for Business

Google+ University - A Complete Curriculum for Business
Everything a business needs to get started on Google+. This free course includes 40+ modules from Google+ 101 to Google+ 601. Get started today!

Mike is a Social Media Consultant and Blog Coach in St. Louis, and the Chief Marketing Officer at SiteSell. He has been working with websites and the Internet since the early '90's, and is active on all of the major social networks. Mike teaches a holistic approach to content marketing that leverages blog content, social media and SEO to drive traffic, generate leads, and convert those leads into sales.

Mike is the author of, "The Unofficial Book On HootSuite: The #1 Tool for Social Media Management" and "The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect LinkedIn Profile."

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The Unofficial Book On HootSuite: The #1 Tool for Social Media Management