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5 Incredible Ways To Master Google Plus with Circloscope

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We all know that it’s important to take time out to clean-up our streams so we can focus more of our attention to engagement. There are plenty of tools that can help us build an engaged following on platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Yet in the case of Google+, there’s only one tool that will save time and simplify the cleansing process and that tool is Circloscope. Christine DeGraff and Craig Fifield took over development of this wonderful Chrome extension earlier this year and at the beginning of each training video you’ll hear Christine say – “Circloscope is a powerful circle management tool, that can help you grow and active and engaged following on Google plus.”

The No Frills Guide to the Latest Trends for Tracking YouTube Views

Not Getting Enough Views on Your YouTube Videos

As a rule, don’t compare your YouTube stats, to those of other YouTubers. Set realistic goals for your channel and only make comparisons with yourself. Otherwise, you might get discouraged when you see others racking up numbers on one single video that you can’t muster across your entire channel!

Instagram Tutorial – Getting Started With the Most Engaged Network of Our Time

Instagram Tutorial

Instagram is taking the lead when it comes to engagement on social networks. Just to be clear, I didn’t just make that up, it’s a statistical anomaly I learned about from Mark Schaefer in his post Why Instagram is Becoming The Dominant Social Network. Mark didn’t make it up either – it’s actually based on a presentation by Scott Galloway, Clinical Professor of Marketing from NYU. There’s a fascinating video that you can watch here that explains how and why he feels that Instagram has even surpassed the impact of Pinterest in terms of engagement in the social media space! Wow.

Are You Missing Out by Ignoring the Little Red Notifications Button on Pinterest?

Use TailWind To Find Recent Pins And Pinners

By now I’m sure you have given some serious consideration to the roll that Pinterest will play in your overall marketing mix. The numbers are pretty staggering and recent studies, like this one from TailWindApp, demonstrate that the lifespan of a Pin exceeds what we can expect from content shared on other social networks and to say the least, it makes the network extremely difficult to ignore. The web is moving more and more toward a place where visual content is highly favored, and as a blogger, you’re truly missing out if Pinterest doesn’t show up as one of the top referrers in your traffic stats. When it comes to increasing your engagement levels, your visibility and your interactions with other Pinners on the popular image sharing and discovery platform – Pinterest Notifications are where it’s at!

How To Make the Perfect Thumbnail for Your YouTube Videos

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Everyday, millions of people are flocking to YouTube searching through an endless sea of videos. They want to find information, they need a laugh, or even if they just want to be entertained they can rest assured that YouTube is the place to find just what they are looking for. Let’s face it, this is why so many of us started YouTube channels in the first place. It’s a huge platform with tremendous potential and opportunity for anyone trying to make a name for themselves online. How can you make your YouTube videos stand out among the crowd? By adding the perfect YouTube video thumbnail.

How to Tell Your Story and Connect with Your Audience on YouTube

How to Tell Your Story on YouTube

Are you making the most out of your YouTube channel? Here’s what I mean by that. I’m sure by now you have uploaded a video or two to YouTube. Perhaps you even created a playlist or learned how to add annotations that link back to your website. Of course you should always try to send people back to your blog from outposts like YouTube, but let’s face it, lot’s of people will never leave YouTube and head for your home base unless you’ve given them a darn good reason to do so.

11 Brilliant Podcasts To Help You Improve Your WordPress Blog Significantly

11 WordPress Podcasts to Improve Your Blog

Podcasts and podcasting are quickly becoming part of main stream culture. It’s no secret that the proliferation of Smart Phones and their wide spread use among consumers of all ages, has played a huge part of the so-called Podcasting Renaissance.

Podcasters are learning quickly how starting a podcast can open doors in terms of audience development. There’s nothing better than literally getting “inside the heads” of your listeners when they subscribe to your show. iPhone, iPads and other smart devices put podcasts into the hands of every-day users who can access their favorite shows as they are jogging, doing household chores, walking their dog, commuting back-and-forth to work or simply looking for a way to connect to an uninterrupted stream of content surrounding their favorite hobbies or special interests.

Harness the Power of Images to Breathe New Life into Old Blog Posts

Breathe New Life Into Old Blog Posts

If you have been blogging for awhile I’m sure you have some classic, evergreen content buried in your blog’s archives. It’s the kind of blog post that needs to get as much exposure as possible because it’s extremely helpful, well written, and even though it already has a ton of social shares, you and I both know that it deserves even more. Now that you know the kind of post I’m talking about, let’s take a look at how you can use sites like Pinterest and Google + to get your post the traffic and attention it so desperately needs.

Social Buzz Club Webinars Are Smoking Hot #sbzclub

SocialBuzzClub Hot Webinars

My favorite reason for introducing you to the Social Buzz Club is the unique learning experiences offered during their weekly webinars. There is always so much to learn in the constantly changing landscape of social media and the online marketing and the weekly webinars keep you on the cutting edge of what’s hot and what’s not in the online world.

One Critical Component For a Successful YouTube Collaboration Video

YouTube Collaboration Videos Need Laughter

Put two or more YouTubers together on one video and there is bound to be a barrel of laughs. No laughs means no views. Regardless of the seriousness of the topic being addressed people want to feel good while they are watching your video and they can tell if there is positive energy between the folks in front of the camera or not.

Time for You to Get Serious with Your Pinterest Promotions

Get Serious With Pinterest

We know that Pinterest is a huge social network that has tremendous potential for growth in 2014.
We also know that visual assets are the wave of the future and a critical component to any successful online content marketing strategy. We can even see the growth of Pinterest traffic in our very own traffic reports on Google Analytics. So let’s start taking our Pinterest promotions more seriously shall we.

The Naked Truth About Your Podcasting Stats and Why You Should Host Your Show on Libsyn

naked truth about your podcasting stats

Just like bloggers, most podcasters are obsessed with checking their stats. I’m a huge stats junkie myself so I can totally relate to why people are constantly checking their stats. But if you’re hosting your podcast with Libsyn (which I highly recommend) there are a few things to keep in mind and be prepared for before you start digging through the mountain of data in your dashboard.

I’m not going to tackle this task all by myself (although I am going to add my own personal take) instead I want to share with you a video HOA featuring the top podcasters in the industry as they go behind the scenes, and get down to the nitty-gritty of podcasting stats in the Libsyn dashboard with Rob Walch, the VP of Podcaster Relations.

This Message is Being Brought to You by AWeber…Literally

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Most of what I’m going to share with you in this post, will benefit those of you who are using AWeber. But if you haven’t started building an email list yet or even if you’re using another email service provider keep your eyes peeled because there’s something in this post for you too. I’m not going to tell you how important it is for you to build an email list because I’m sure you have heard that a gillion times before, I’m also not going to give you a full blown tutorial on using email marketing or even AWeber. But what I am going to share with you are basic principles you can (and should) use in your blog posts, in your YouTube videos and podcasts, in social media updates and more.

Blogger Interviews: Blogging and Social Media HOA with Mitch and Ileane

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When long time blogging friend Mitch Mitchell of I’m Just Sharing asked me to sit down and chat with him via a Google+ Hangout On Air, I was more than happy to do so. It seems I’ve been spending a great deal of time in Hang Outs lately so there was relatively little fuss involved with getting things set up for the recording.