Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Icons Etc offers 103,612 free icons and clipart stock images for web design, application design, graphic design, etc http://budurl.com/qwal
"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment" - Jim Rohn
Social Bookmarking call about to start for a free teleconference tonight at 9pm EST http://ping.fm/L4MDG call & pdf
Reminder: If you are interested in social bookmarking? Join us for a free teleconference tonight at 9pm EST http://ping.fm/L4MDG call & pdf
"It is not our mistakes that define who we are; it is how we recover from those mistakes" - Bo Bennett
Are you interested in social bookmarking? Join us for a free teleconference tonight at 9pm EST http://ping.fm/L4MDG
Join me on twitter and I’ll see you July 14 at the Summer Of Rich Media #SORM09 To really get some insights into Rich Media
Catherine Spurway (@Cat_Spurway) takes on the underuse of Rich Media and myths surrounding Rich Media http://budurl.com/flks
Anyone seeking to be at the leading edge of a niche or trend can use these trend spotting tracking tools & techniques http://budurl.com/kyg3
iMedia's 2009 Edition of those they've identified as the Top 25 Internet Marketing Leaders & Innovators http://budurl.com/3mu5
Some great comments and video from a recent conference on the topic of social change http://budurl.com/lkg2
Example of major companies finding creative ways to tap into a legion of online Moms using social media http://budurl.com/udmc
Amy Gahran (@AGahran) emphasizes the importance of just "being there" when forming social media connections http://budurl.com/ejve
Summary from a panel looking at the potential use of social media platforms for grassroots efforts http://budurl.com/dc77
Great Social Media "To Do" list from @ChrisBrogan Chris list's 19 daily tasks for your system http://budurl.com/43xq
Sound advice: "Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them" - Les Brown
A look at Twitter's architecture as revealed by Evan Weaver, Lead Engineer in the Services Team at Twitter http://budurl.com/8s65
Twitter revelations that you need to know so that you can properly determine its impact on your traffic http://budurl.com/9zud
Sunday inserts and discount coupons are about to go mobile in a big way. Can you benefit? http://budurl.com/qr3p
Reminder: Yahoo! 360° accounts close July 13, 2009. You need to shift over to your new Yahoo Profile
Don't use a free Press Release service before you read @marcharty's "5 Ways Free Press Release Sites Can Cost You" http://budurl.com/kgec
Chris Crum (@ccrum237) provides some of the reasons that StumbleUpon is part of my "Economy of Action" process http://budurl.com/sbuw
Examples of why @mjasay believes businesses need to adapt to the power and potential of the Web now. http://budurl.com/dys5
Good Morning! "Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure" - Napoleon Hill

Monday, June 29, 2009

"Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure" -
Earl Wilson
Twitter need to do a better job of filter extreme porno images. Perhaps require the poster have an established # of followers & time online
New Study indicates young women between the ages of 12 and 24 favor the use of mobile devices and cells to PCs http://budurl.com/6jjy
"Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life"- Les Brown
Marketing Sherpa shares a case study of how an online ad boosted Twitter followers by 69%s
Download [x+1] Search Engine Marketing Survey Results and Recommendations http://budurl.com/7f93
Unexpected benefits revealed by a Facebook skeptic http://budurl.com/3jm2
Facebook now asks users if they want their comments open to the public. So far, few do—but... http://budurl.com/mls5
Evidence of Twitter as an effective tool for correcting billing errors. Excellent usage table at bottom of article http://budurl.com/skhr
Examples of restaurants using Twitter for inexpensive and effective marketing. It can work for many local businesses http://budurl.com/qp2w
Good Morning all! Daily Thought: "If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary" - Jim Rohn

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Scott Lundergan of @optimizevideos just let me know his great video leadins http://ping.fm/WXNCt are updated. That's a pro!
Scoopler is another entry into the realtime search marketplace. It is currently in beta and available for testing http://budurl.com/gl2u
Join us on the School of Social Marketing's BlogTalkRadio show at 12:30 EST. Call (718) 766-4782 & itunes subscribe http://budurl.com/avz4
Good Morning all! Daily Thought: "Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success" - Ambrose Bierce

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pete Cashmore of @Mashable announces the debut of the "Twitter Guide Book" a Hub for Twitter Resources http://budurl.com/dc78
"If you have not taken the time to define what happiness means to you, what have your spent your whole life pursuing?" - Bo Bennett
Collection of excellent presentations on social media & a plain English explanation of significance of Twitter search http://budurl.com/axt2
"You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change" - Les Brown
"How the 'Internet of Things' social networking & creative collaboration will shape future market structure" http://budurl.com/plbr Download
Chris Kuhn (@CKuhnTampaBay) ask Heather Andrews of Magnetic.com to give tips to women starting to use social media http://budurl.com/qsfy
8 OpenSocial applications that you can integrate into and across your social networks http://budurl.com/d9jz
Maxwell Finn (@maxwellfinn) has a useful post about using Ning to leverage social networks in niches http://budurl.com/6zfd
If you crave a rural lifestyle or live on rural acreage like I do, Agmates Social network is worth a click http://budurl.com/95kw
Fine Arts groups find social networks are helping to draw all kinds of new people into arts groups as never before http://budurl.com/fbqx

Friday, June 26, 2009

"How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?" Logan P. Smith
"People who come from dysfunctional families are not destined for a dysfunctional life" - Bo Bennett There's hope after all!
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @PerryBelcher @MikePaetzold @john_stiles @thewebwhisperer @ghanamixtapes @webword @onlinepro
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @NicoleDean @MichealSavoie @RobertNelsoninc @AnnetteColby @HelenaRitchie @shelhorowitz
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @Kerrysherin @mikestivala @DavidCarleton @SeeYouOnTheCall @maddieweber @HedleyZafer @BenMack
It takes a few months for your online Christmas strategy to work, this is a useful checklist so your are prepared http://budurl.com/2bft
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @davidgideon @duFleurs @donnalendzyk @markhendricks @newhorizons72 @3pgroup @PhotoMemories
"Correlation, Causation & SEO" @SEOmoz Whiteboard Friday video series features @RandFish & Ben Hendrickson http://budurl.com/2h6v See Others
Data measurement and testing trumps bombast every time! http://budurl.com/3wa8
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @JeanAnnVK @LudaDrummond @rocketman528 @coryschop @Karmatical @MagneticMojo @affiliatetips
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @modeling22 @AliciaDunams @KenMcArthur @valeriovillari @HoustonDIVA @RandyTheHermit @markflav
Search Engine usage benchmark stats pre-Bing http://budurl.com/ygve
Cone releases their Nonprofit Power Brand 100 report. Available for download by following link in article http://budurl.com/bjf7
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @onlineresume @dianacacy @HaroldHickman @ Twist2_normal @epcotx @3xasif @searchguru @tap29
Ryan Paul (@segphault) of Ars Technica discusses experiences with Google Voice as it prepares for broader launch http://budurl.com/ypet
Facebook confirms the click-fraud problem revealed by Michael Arrington and @TechCrunch Discover the how & why http://budurl.com/gg6c
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @arunsays @emailcopywriter @Champigny @jesus247365 @realandrews @independencebwl @iberbiz
Lee Bryant of Headshift on Transition Strategies for Enterprise 2.0 Adoption at Boston's Enterprise 2.0 Conference http://budurl.com/4hms
Social Marketing funnel components are listed by @GraemeIStuart Incorporate these with my economy of action plan http://budurl.com/jen8
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions @bible4success @advocarewps @Advocarestore @terrycrim @tweeterfreak @loubortone @marlonsanders
Google Search beta "Deeper Web" http://ping.fm/shOfm @tinu looks at this deep tag-cloud search technique http://budurl.com/rbe4
As humans with the power to communicate and create lasting messages, like Michael Jackson our legacy will be there http://budurl.com/sakg
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @Jim_Berry @metajonathan @rossgoldberg @Laurie_Tossy @adsenseriches @JobFree @1salestrainer
Good Morning All! "Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence" - Colin Powell

Thursday, June 25, 2009

IBM shakes up Web 2.0 developer's world by providing a free version of its EGL tool for creating Web 2.0 applications http://budurl.com/ukmk
K-State Web 2.0 Expert, Michael Wesch, Tells Hollywood Heavyweights How YouTube Is Changing Media Landscape http://budurl.com/6twa
A look at some the changes in rules and regulations for Squidoo users posted by @AndrewHansen1 http://budurl.com/j4j8
"It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success" - Havelock Ellis
Be sure to download Josh Gordon's Whitepaper Survey: The Coming Change in Social Media Business Applications http://budurl.com/z3b7
Like Strunk & White or the Chicago Manual of Style, Twitter has its own style manual according to @SherryMain http://budurl.com/gjw4
Alex Mansfield looks at Stumbleupon's new SU.PR for twitter, Facebook and metrics http://budurl.com/b9ld
Michael Jackson singing "Ben" on the Sonny & Cher Show when he was 13. A love song about more than a rat http://budurl.com/m79m
Remember, social networking is a relationship business…not a collecting people business! @TimothyCarter http://budurl.com/nuj5
"Our nation's security, economy, and place on the world stage depends on the success our educational system" - Ed Markey Trouble ahead!
What a warped world we live in as the Associated Press attempts to stifle their employees freedom of speech http://budurl.com/v33m
ComScore Releases It's List of the Top 50 US Websites in May: Gifts, Photos & Coupons http://budurl.com/zvhf
Gord Hotchkiss (@outofmygord) shares thoughts on the implications of the shift from TV to computers an online video http://budurl.com/vecz
Good Morning All! Daily Thought: "Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life" - Les Brown

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Life has no limitations, except the ones you make" -
Les Brown
Joshua Odmark (@JoshuaOdmark) provides some useful information about the benefits & weaknesses of #hashtags http://budurl.com/bbjh
How do you know if your SEO is working? Tips & tools for spot-checking your SEO efforts and fixing the weaknesses http://budurl.com/w4cj
Lee Odden (@leeodden) on a discussion he had with @copyblogger about social media's potential for direct marketing http://budurl.com/fl2p
Tweet success: It's easy to lose interest in Twitter, but here are 5 reasons why you should stick with it http://budurl.com/y7el
A look at the ways that social media is being used for social good http://budurl.com/knmg
5 Tips for Safer Social Networking http://budurl.com/xnj4
Ever wondered..."What is the NicheProf Writing in that Notebook of His?" http://ping.fm/sSLIA Notebook Secrets Exposed!
Goo Morning All! "The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes" - Benjamin Disraeli
Night all! Time to rest. "If you are going to ask yourself life-changing questions, be sure to do something with the answers" - Bo Bennett
Sales letter complete for my new series of books compiled from conference notes. Catch 22 - 1st Volume is on Direct Marketing & Copywriting

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"A person's way of doing things is the direct result of the way he thinks about things." - Wallace D. Wattles
Good Morning All! Daily Thought "Untapped potential is the difference between where a person is now and where he or she can be" - Bo Bennett
Good Night All!"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure" - Colin Powell

Monday, June 22, 2009

"If you care at all,you'll get some results.If you care enough, you'll get incredible results" - Jim Rohn
A potentially important revelation about Twitter's incorporation of an ecommerce angle and shoppers tips http://budurl.com/j8k6
For all of our genetic diversity, it would appear that people remain fairly consistent at their genetic core http://budurl.com/9l3n
eMarketers reports on a new Mintel Study on word-of-mouth recommendations and U.S. Internet Users http://budurl.com/23n6
Good Morning All! Daily Thought: "Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education' - John Hersey

Sunday, June 21, 2009

"Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was" – Robert Louis Stevenson
Dark clouds on horizon: could this be the beginning of the end of affiliate marketing? FTC crackdown @TonyBlakeLive http://budurl.com/e2kb
True social networking can be found in action when you visit "IdeaBlob: Where Great Ideas Grow" http://budurl.com/e7rs
Dramatic Poster Art from Iranian Protestors on Social Networking Sites shared by David Drissel http://budurl.com/vkwd
"You have to accept failure to get better" " - LeBron James part 2
"You can't be afraid to fail. That's the only way you succeed. You're not going to be able to succeed all of the time" - LeBron James part 1
Just tested two new "Real Time" search engines and Collecta http://www.collecta.com out performed Crowdeye http://www.crowdeye.com Try them
Mashups are an increasingly important element of social media efforts and customizations. Examples http://budurl.com/walc
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother" - Father Theodore Hesburgh
Brief overview of how web site design can impact your search engine opitimization search engine optimisation efforts http://budurl.com/3q56
A brief overview of how web site design can impact your search engine opitimization search engine optimisation efforts http://budurl.com/3q56
School of Social Marketing's BlogTalkRadio show. is live now. Call (718) 766-4782 with any questions or post in the chat window or on Twtter
Thanks to the folks at Social Media Sydney for mentioning FeedMingle to merge RSS & Atom feeds into a new feed http://budurl.com/j9fb
A worthwhile Social Media Optimization (SMO) tip for getting productive traffic from YouTube Videos http://budurl.com/bgax
"Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad." -- Anne Geddes Wonderful day to all of you Dads and Dads in training!
Join us on the School of Social Marketing's BlogTalkRadio show. We are live right now. Call (718) 766-4782 & itunes http://budurl.com/avz4

Saturday, June 20, 2009

"A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided" - Tony Robbins
Don Reisinger (@DonReisinger) identifies 10 applications for your MySpace use http://budurl.com/e7ac
I was recently asked how to import blogs and feeds into Facebook. This shows you exactly how to do it with ease http://budurl.com/qb2y
I indicated earlier this week, MySpace is NOT dead! Many are overlooking its inherent base and this 10 point plan http://budurl.com/863g
"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work." H. L. Hunt
Copywriter @MichelFortin expresses his view about the displeasure expressed by victims of Facebook cyber-squatting http://budurl.com/v9xs
Google, keywords, searches, data centers & different organic results. Oh my! Where search originates impacts results http://budurl.com/6dx5
A day of reckoning is at hand for all Twitetr users who have used artificial means and software to grow followers http://budurl.com/8u7c
An overview of some social network options for the sport's fan in your life or for a bit of non-Facebook time http://budurl.com/kgbp
Interesting food for thought on the relationship between social media and the country's Gross domestic product (GDP) http://budurl.com/7gmd
LA Times piece (http://bit.ly/JVRhR) about Hyperclocavore an online social community for gardeners and share-cropping http://budurl.com/ksg3
Thanks to @Tinu and the crew at Free Traffic Tips shared this great Firefox add-on to simplify your day http://budurl.com/nvlx
"Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears" - Gillian Anderson
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @NicoleDean @MichealSavoie @RobertNelsoninc @AnnetteColby @HelenaRitchie @shelhorowitz
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @guiltyofcraving @FengShuiTips4u @lorenzomyers @continuum_q5 @apwalker @Ron_Hudson
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @StevoMoviemaker @michaelkpoh @jhipkin @theCSRfeed @cheergiver @ZnaTrainer @VickieRussell
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @sherrierose @TheStoryLady @LynnJordan @holdemtalkradio @guiltyofcraving @john_stiles
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @TinaCook @john_yeo @QuitOnPurpose @CaptnAffiliate @WorkIntegrity @art4thehomeless @GrowMap

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @JasonDunmore @aceconcierge @VOLOforDRBC @jmarks @gajsubudhi @stillsafe @mikestivala @ocmnet
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @bgreen @wchingya @mecarluen @luisgalarza @ThomScott @JRStratford @adamtaha @lspearmanii
"Advertising people who ignore research are as dangerous as generals who ignore decodes of enemy signals" - David Ogilvy
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @bobwarren @RonakGanatra @onlineresume @terrycrim @karenchia @elegantslummer @pphilp
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @ElsomEldridge @jim_turner @paulina1 @gwynnfowler @BobBurg @ateegarden @joelwesseldyke
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @kelseypromo @changeisgood1 @PaulRamsayBCH @PatMarcello @ShariFitness @AnnetteDubow @jmarks
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @AdamUrbanski @bobtheteacher @MelodyInFlorida @nicole_harrison @iberbiz @RonakGanatra
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @askthetrucker @Luciamitro @blindguy55 @MrElderCare @rondavies @LynetteEM @calm_compassion
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @CheriSigmon @drdollars @newthoughts @jacky_brown @k0zm0zs0ul @jwatts @sandrafriend @nlbctim
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @shellystarzz @Ryan_Pearson @payshel @John_Cussons @GaryFitzmorris @WontBeDenied @BenMack
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions @jshuey @TheWineWhore @SonnyAhuja @teresakeiser @jonathanbentz @lizarddawg @GrowWear @SDHolmes
"If you must doubt something, doubt your limits" - Price Pritchett #BeOriginal @JKWLEADERSHIP
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions @PerryBelcher @MikePaetzold @MarlonSanders @thewebwhisperer @ghanamixtapes @webword @onlinepro
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @gwynnfowler @WillieCrawford @JKWleadership @GeoffPeterson @anitafiander @Mollyinfolode
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @UrsulaKauth @edwardcates @markazevedo @RetireWithCarla @MichDdot @newthoughts @ecs_dave
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @JohnMelanson @timfahndrich @Luciamitro @MagneticWoman @diannawhitley @betti_dbac
Microsoft has released a new white paper discussing how webmasters can optimize for the Bing Search Engine http://budurl.com/6rth
There are two types of keywords on Twitter. Actual keywords and hash tag versions such as #seo @JoshuaOdmark http://budurl.com/xl88
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @webconomist @markflav @virtualhires @marcwarnke @jSchnure @tamaraschilling @anneholmes
An interesting discussion of 301 & 404 pages by Rand Fishkin of @SEOMOZ http://budurl.com/zx9m
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions:@ShannonGrissom @klane310 @seedplanter @luv4Animation @4u2behealthy @aureliom @straightstreet
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @studentofsucces @valeriovillari @Budor @kellythomas1 @msphilosopher @carltonriddick
“4 Resources on How To Optimize Your Website’s SEO Using Social Media” shared by @jeffbullas http://budurl.com/sjm7
Bionima provides an interesting twist to using social media to create a legacy statement http://budurl.com/lshb
"An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort..." - Bo Bennett
Further indication of Internet developers and social media responding to the wants of users http://budurl.com/v8x6
Annual Internet Survey by the Center for the Digital Future Finds Large Increases in Use of Online Newspapers http://budurl.com/4xwg
Good Moring all! "You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want" - Zig Ziglar

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention" - Jim Rohn
New StrongMail Survey Shows Social Media is Emerging as a Direct Marketing Channel http://budurl.com/5xqv
At SES Toronto, the big buzz was generating buzz and gaining a social media presence http://budurl.com/wurh
According to @jowyang Contextual Ads Based Off Social Network Profile: Twitter and Facebook are being used by VW http://budurl.com/p85d
MySpace has the potential for revival and shouldn't be dismissed prematurely http://budurl.com/qb8a
"Not failure, but low aim, is crime" - James Russell Lowell
It's just like a gunfight in the streets of the old west as new versions of Tweetdeck and Seesmic square off http://budurl.com/kslv
Sam Diaz of ZDNet reports that Facebook is testing real-time search before Twitter becomes defacto source http://budurl.com/pt67
The release of the new iphone is certain to prompt countless posts today. Take a break and smile with @jperlow http://budurl.com/a3ce
Inquiring city officials want to know! Bozeman Montana requires social media details from all applicants http://budurl.com/mbv8 Can of Worms
"You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset" - Tom Hopkins

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"I am the world’s worst salesman; therefore, I must make it easy for people to buy" - F.W. Woolworth
Nielsen Online reports that video viewership jumped almost 50% May, 2009 vs 2008. Download pdf http://budurl.com/e2n7
"In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverance" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Use quotation marks around headlines. Studies show 27% more people will read the headline" - Ted Nicholas
"Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure" - George Edward Woodberry
Morning all! "Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action" - Peter Drucker
"The difference between a one dollar bill and a one hundred dollar bill is the message on the paper" - Joe Polish

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Thanks to @anneholmes for posting a reference to Jenny Hamby's "Are Prospects Missing the Value of Your Seminar?" http://budurl.com/v9he
"What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination" - Zig Ziglar
"You are just one sales letter away from financial freedom" - Ray Edwards
"In life, what you tend to focus on, tends to expand - except for money. Instead focus not on money but on value" -Joe Sugarman
"The best message in the world is useless if it falls on deaf ears" - Joe Polish
BusinessWeek columnist Steve McKee: "Why Social Media Is Worth Small Business Owners' Time" Worth reposting http://budurl.com/kjx2
Email is not dead so it is important that you consider how you communicate with people in your welcoming email http://budurl.com/95wp
Jason Clark states his reasons why, he believes, Twitter will soon become obsolete. What do you think? http://budurl.com/jljz
Evan Gerber shares his advice for how to succeed across the social media spectrum http://budurl.com/9efa
Good Morning All! "Get around the right people.Associate with positive,goal-oriented people who encourage and inspire you" - Brian Tracy

Monday, June 15, 2009

A key question for self-examination from Mike Filsaime: With what I know, how can I add value to the world?
If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you -Les Brown
A "must have" Greasemonkey Script from Mark Carey (@mthacks) Adds Google Real-Time Twitter Search to results http://budurl.com/2bd4
**DON'T MISS** Learn How to Leverage Social Media for Your Business with this FREE Social Media Marketing Kit http://budurl.com/7drl PLS RT
Data from Experian Simmons, reported by Univision, shows Hispanic Consumers More Positive, Receptive to Marketing http://budurl.com/8rwf
Follow the tweeter to more robust business
Businesses using social networks to cut marketing costs by @BridgetCarey http://budurl.com/9g6p
Steve Glauberman (@sglauberman) shows you how to market your social media presence. Listen up http://budurl.com/fsh5
Good Morning all! Daily Thought: "It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference" - Zig Ziglar

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Good night all! Daily Reflection: "If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree" - Jim Rohn
"As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession - Bo Bennett
School of Social Marketing's BlogTalkRadio show. is live now. Call (718) 766-4782 with any questions or post in the chat window or on Twtter
Join us on the School of Social Marketing's BlogTalkRadio show. We are live right now. Call (718) 766-4782 & itunes http://budurl.com/avz4
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A Cheat Sheet for Twitter tools from @andyjenkins & StomperNet with a shoutout to my friend @ShermanHu He rocks! http://budurl.com/97eh
Video from @Yukai_Chou, a Social Entrepreneur and founder of Viralogy, discussing the true ROI of Social Media http://budurl.com/k5sz
A Basic Guide to Social Media Tools Geared Toward Small Business selected by Linda Daichendt @StrategicGrowth http://budurl.com/g3le
A worthwhile observation from @OliverMarks on the role of trust and its importance in the social media world http://budurl.com/2rqw
Historically during times of political upheval, the press was the first to be closed...now it is social media access http://budurl.com/laah
Morning all! "Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future" -Jim Rohn

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The difference between a successful person & others isn't a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will - V Lombard
"Never mistake activity for achievement" - Legendary UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden
"Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing" - Harriet Braiker
Judit Nagy of MySpace & Tom H. C. Anderson Discuss Social Media & Market Research in this brief interview http://budurl.com/vq4w
Feedback to an ongoing debate: The Internet Marketing Quest Revealed: How to Be a Social Media Guru Part I http://budurl.com/ndk8
This is a site worth investigating and testing if you are interested in PR, social media or link building http://budurl.com/zrp6
Just because a site calls itself a social bookmarking community it doesn't mean that it's worth a bookmark or revisit http://budurl.com/uwgk
“You will be the same person in 5 years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read” - Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
"If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around"Jim Rohn
Be sure to claim your name or brand on Facebook.com/username/ I welcome you becoming one of my friends at www.facebook.com/nicheprof soon

Friday, June 12, 2009

Remember to claim your Facebook Username. Just set www.facebook,.com/nicheprof for myself
"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you" - Thomas Jefferson
"Always sell a concept. Never sell a product" - Joe Sugarman
"I never worry about action, but only inaction" - Winston Churchill
"Everyone has to be able to explain a purchase to somebody else. People don't want to look dumb for making a purchase" - David Garfinkel
My friend @shelhorowitz shares what David Garfinkel & Denny Hatch see as Warren Buffett's Five Secrets of Success http://budurl.com/p2lz
"There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win" - Les Brown
"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims" R. Buckminster Fuller Thanks to @BenMack for the reminders of our humaneness
It is important that you learn how to write your copy and messages to the reading level of your reader http://budurl.com/3m3m
Dramatic proof of the power of social media, monitor the current Iranian election. Web 2.0 is the millionth new english word this is impact!
Whatever you may call him, @BenMack, Benjamin Garth Siddhartha Mack or ____ he has provocative insights! http://budurl.com/qttj
Download Borrell Assoc Economics of Search Marketing: Addressing The Challenges Of A Scalable Local Advertising Model http://budurl.com/evdj
“If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change” - John A. Simone, Sr
A resource for all homeschoolers or those considering homeschooling. Guilt-Free Homeschooling http://budurl.com/885t
Firing your friends may be the key to your success. Surround yourself with those who believe in you and your efforts and soar with eagles!
New Forbes Study says search is still the first focus for online marketing and sales conversions http://budurl.com/hxtj
New Facebook App Lets You Track Your Representatives' Cash Contributors and you can follow on Twitter @opensecretsdc http://budurl.com/rfkz
New study by the Association of National Advertisers reports Consumer Marketers Shifting Media to Online and WOM/Buzz http://budurl.com/qedr
Good morning all! Daily thought: "When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions" - W. Clement Stone
Jack Loechner reports that there is a growth in "long term video" viewership by the 35+ age group http://budurl.com/9wds

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The times they may be a changin' for flash video with the coming of HTML5 and the
Details on a Free Mobile App for Marketing, PR & Social Media News shared by @AndyBeal of Marketing Pilgrim http://budurl.com/swxc
PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D. writes about how social media has been an enormously useful tool in her work http://budurl.com/u3wv
"True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity" - Bo Bennett
The military makes a move to get social. Army Orders Bases to Stop Blocking Twitter, Facebook, Flickr per @dangerroom http://budurl.com/866y
Stake claim to your name or brand on Facebook Friday night when they provide an option to do just that http://ping.fm/DWWtG
Mike McDonald and others at SMX Advanced wonder if there are Google Changes to No-Follow on the Horizon? Implications http://budurl.com/znht
8 Tips to Get Domain Diversity (with the anchor text you want) from @RobOusbey of @SEOmoz http://budurl.com/qld7
If you market to businesses or individuals it's time Get It Or Die: Online Is Your Core Business (@outofmygord) http://budurl.com/3eff
The number of consumers who seek local information on a mobile device grew 51% from March 2008 to March 2009 http://budurl.com/ye74
Good Morning All! Daily thought: "The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something" -
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Good night all! Daily Reflection: "Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought" - Sallust

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

20 tips for mobile advocacy - Mobile social marketing works in increasing awareness and moving people to actions http://budurl.com/9wty
Day 1: Social Media & Search Marketing: Not the Same Old Stuff from SMX Advance Conference http://budurl.com/sfgc
Social Media to Increase the Importance of Inbound Marketing Follow @HubSpot for more info http://budurl.com/vt2l
"Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have" - Zig Ziglar
Does anyone else have fundamental problems with people creating Twitter accounts and then selling them on ebay? Are there ethical concerns?
Google PR and Twitter Profiles are unreliable. My Profile was a PR5 for months. Recently went to 3 for a day or 2, then 1, 5 just back to 1
A resource to help you better understand the emerging world of virtual conferencing as an adjunct to physical events http://budurl.com/xgfy
Download Cisco Visual Networking Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2008-2013 It predicts explosive growth of video http://budurl.com/q7ne
Good news for my wife following eye surgery. Now back at it. Collaborative tool for sharing documents and comments http://budurl.com/9h84
Good Morning All. "Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner" - Les Brown

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Winding the day down. Daily Reflection: "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment" - Jim Rohn
An interesting collection of social networking communities assembled by CIO that lists a variety of sites from A to Z http://budurl.com/vzz8
Time Saving Social Networking Strategy shared bhy @JenniferBourn A nice alternative to my Economy of Action Guide http://budurl.com/77zb
“Bondage is - subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes" - W. Clement Stone
“When habits clash with desires, habits win every time” - @Stephen_Pierce (So create some winning habits)
"Yu are what you are by what you are doing or aren't doing" - @Stephen_Pierce
“If you have everything under control, you are not moving fast enough” - Mario Andretti
Microsoft is providing a free beta version of a SEO Toolkit that you can download and use to analyze your site http://budurl.com/bvzc
"If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary" - Jim Rohn
Sally Church (@MaverickNY) shares some interesting insights for the Social Pharmer - in a brave new digital world http://budurl.com/vdaz
Music fan or professional? Check out Songkick's New Social Gig Database, With A Million Listings http://budurl.com/fk2w
Download a copy of a new 14 page report from the Pew Internet Project looking at Online Classifieds growth since 2005 http://budurl.com/h2h6
Local mobile ad revenue is expected to reach more than $3.1 billion by 2013, up from $160 million in 2008 http://budurl.com/kukq
Good Morning All! Daily Thought: "If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner" - Zig Ziglar

Monday, June 8, 2009

If you use Facebook for marketing you need to know these 4 Reasons to Choose Facebook Pages Over Facebook Groups http://budurl.com/ersw
Resource to bookmark and save showing over 30 Web 2.0 RSS applications and sites that you should be aware of today http://budurl.com/setx
"Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success" - Bo Bennett
The real problem with Bing...Where to begin? http://budurl.com/nkbl
"Never mistake motion for action" - Ernest Hemingway
Larry Chase provides 9 Short Reviews of Internet Marketing Calculators that he sees as mission-critical to your IM http://budurl.com/76gw
"Life has no limitations, except the ones you make" -
Les Brown
Tweeting the Masses: Social Networking Sites for Law Enforcement from Michelle Perin http://budurl.com/vzmh
A brief overview of how social media can help your business. Particularly, small businesses http://budurl.com/nrlz
Given the popularity of social media and social networking, we shouldn't be surprised at how NASCAR has taken to it http://budurl.com/uu7s
Google launches Local Business Center Dashboard. Video explains how to use system. Absolute must know info! http://budurl.com/xqcf
"Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process" - Jim Rohn
Interesting breakdown of Twitter activity and follower/following data from Erick Schonfeld and @TechCrunch http://budurl.com/hdtm
Trevor Hunnicutt reports on how nonprofits & philanthropics use online social media to raise cash, sell themselves http://budurl.com/pjfw
If you are a baseball fan, you may want to bookmark this site to follow the draft on Twitter and get updates http://budurl.com/g5hr
Live updates from Apple WWDC 2009 on Twitter We'll be Twittering the event, which you can follow at @LATimestech http://budurl.com/526z
Morning All! It's Happy Anniversary Today. "Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value' - Albert Einstein

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I think that this is the antithesis of social media and an example of something to be avoided. What do you think? http://budurl.com/k465
Excellent overview of popular of social networks in different global regions. Interactive map & country specific info http://budurl.com/9nkb
Susan Harrow (@soundbitesiren) shares some valuable suggestions for ways to use LinkedIn from expert Chris Muccio http://budurl.com/vddd
Ecademy coming under increased scrutiny and having their management team questioned by social media observers http://budurl.com/guke
"The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image" - Brian Tracy
I was chatting with someone about using editorial calendars to match your articles & PR efforts Download Resource PDF http://budurl.com/szjz
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will" - Zig Ziglar
"I'm occupied with now and next. I want to matter every day. That gives me great pleasure." - Norman Leer
“If you know your enemy and yourself, you will win every battle” Sun Tzu - The Art of War
Join us on the School of Social Marketing's BlogTalkRadio show at 12:30 EDT Sundays. Call (718) 766-4782 & itunes http://budurl.com/avz4
Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action -Napoleon Hill

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Getting late so thought I'd share this reflection: “Never leave the scene of a decision without taking action” - Tony Robbins
BYU ban on YouTube reminds me of conservative rhetorical theorist Richard Weaver's observed "Ideas Have Consequences" http://budurl.com/c5az
Ross Johnson identifies 5 parts of a website that are frequently neglected and deserve greater attention and detail http://budurl.com/5des
Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new-Brian Tracy
Beaucoup! Site provides a collection of over 2000 search engines and directories that are categorized for ease of use http://budurl.com/qgwb
Proof there are search options beyond Google. List of topical and vertical search engines to consider for best fit http://budurl.com/uu6r
"Selling has nothing to do with sales" says Bob Circosta-HSN's Billion Dollar Man. "Doing something for somebody is not selling but helping"
“Teach people what they need and want and they will love you forever” - John Childers
Jeremy Muncy (@jmuncy) identifies & discusses 5 tools to manage your Twitter unfollowers http://budurl.com/u7g9
Tweetpr considers these to be the top 5 reasons online community building trumps old-skool-marketing http://budurl.com/hcf4
These are the best drupa social community modules, according to @RacheLove http://budurl.com/rn89
Nice thumbnail analysis of women who blog and their use of social media and general media from eMarketer http://budurl.com/8nzm
Donna Wilkins, president of Charity Dynamics, provides solid suggestions for boosting your events with social media http://budurl.com/sm6q
Take a peek inside Marta Strickland's (@geekygrrl) social media toolbox for some tools & tips you may have missed http://budurl.com/65rb
An insightful resource to bookmark if you are a small business or if you consult with small businesses http://budurl.com/agrn
Case Study showing how Lockheed Martin Corp. is using social networking tools to fuel opportunities & interactions http://budurl.com/htvf
“Keep Testimonials specific to results” - The greater the specificity within the testimonial, the more believable it will be to others
Good night all! Daily Reflection: "Fears are nothing more than a state of mind" - Napoleon Hill
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @Mark_Braunstein @nathanegan @johnfurst @tonyblakelive @franklinlasalle @BobCallahan @bolora

Friday, June 5, 2009

Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @davidgideon @duFleurs @donnalendzyk @markhendricks @newhorizons72 @3pgroup @PhotoMemories
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @korkykathman @bkmacdaddy @themediaczar @studentofsucces @salesguru33 @Champigny @stuarttan
3 things that @Stephen_Pierce believes that everyone needs to know about successful Internet marketing & promotion http://budurl.com/scab
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @MichaelJStone @SOC_LRD @NickTako @barefoot_exec @marismith @nannette1094 @LudaDrummond
"In order to have more life, you have to give more life to more people" - @Stephen_Pierce
"Don't let what you don't have stand in your way from getting what you need and desire" - @Stephen_Pierce
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @audiencemachine @SistaWAHMs @vegtv @happinessisbetr @dreamswillcome @barnlight @rob_dale
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @Eternity87 @mduchamp @RickWDavies @shannoncherry @jstratford @rickybobby77 @HedleyZafer
"Never wait for someone else's permission to live your life" @Stephen_Pierce
Childhood lessons that lead to IM Failure: Don't talk to strangers. Don't ask for money. Don't play in the street (traffic)
"Everybody has a first day. All that matters is what you do next" Line from ABC's "Unusuals"
Joel Comm's basics of Internet math: Me + Google = GOLD
"Procrastination is the largest nation in the world! You don't have to get it right. You just have to get it going!" - Unknown but accurate
Priceless series of "CMO 2.0 Conversations" with CMOs. Play online or download for future listening. Don't miss these http://budurl.com/xg7z
Just had an unexpected gift...a call from my friend Deremiah, *CPE (Customer Passionate Executive) be blessed http://ping.fm/W1rlT
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @markflav @JeanAnnVK @LudaDrummond @rocketman528 @coryschop @Karmatical @MagneticMojo
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @RandyTheHermit @Kerrysherin @mikestivala @DavidCarleton @affiliatetips @SeeYouOnTheCall
Chris Copeland, CEO of GroupM Search, explores what he sees as the dawn of "Why" marketing online http://budurl.com/89gw
I'm looking for a copywriter willing to tackle a project to build their portfolio more than their bank account for now. Let's chat or DM me
Study shows Real-Life WOM Beats Online by Wide Margin. Report misses key link of seeing online commenting offline WOM http://budurl.com/u5vr
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @NicoleDean @MichealSavoie @RobertNelsoninc @AnnetteColby @HelenaRitchie @shelhorowitz
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @modeling22 @AliciaDunams @KenMcArthur @valeriovillari @epcotx @3xasif @searchguru @tap29
Research by Karen Pine, author of Sheconomics, confirms emotional extremes stimulate spending by women http://budurl.com/7zly
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @onlineresume @dianacacy @HaroldHickman @ Twist2_normal @PreciousLili (adult content)
Using Twitter to Communicate with Community Groups & other practical applications from Rick Broida (@cheapsketblog) http://budurl.com/h9qy
Adam Ostrow (@adamostrow) and Time Magazine share their perspective on what Twitter is and its use on @Mashable http://budurl.com/n4wp
More from the Harvard Business for Managers: New Twitter Research: Men Follow Men and Nobody Tweets http://budurl.com/6rsc
New Harvard Business data indicates that Twitter is a broadcast medium. I think they miss the point of potentiality http://budurl.com/aax2
Thanks for the Twitter #FollowFriday mentions: @askthetrucker @Luciamitro @blindguy55 @MrElderCare @rondavies @LynetteEM @calm_compassion
"I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often" - Brian Tracy

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Good Night All! "The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty" - Zig Ziglar
Locally Focused Social Network and Online Community. Links To Other Social Networks Like Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter http://budurl.com/emmy
"Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought" - Napoleon Hill
Important relationship: 86% Internet users search for local products and services online and then 90% purchase offline, reports Devin Davis
Dave Morgan (@davemorgannyc) poses an interesting question: "Could Twitter Replace Nielsen?" http://budurl.com/ysa8
Glenn Letham show you how to use Twitter as a private office collaboration tool http://budurl.com/484p
"Every minute you spend in your life is either spent bringing you closer to your goals or moving you away from your goals" - Bo Bennet
Rebecca Appleton lists 7 tips for successful video optimization (video optimisation) http://budurl.com/zrjr
Local businesses or people working with local businesses and local search should download these 5 free resources now! http://budurl.com/88vb
On the subject of mobile marketing Jose Villa (@jrvilla) offers valuable insights into untapped Hispanic mobile users http://budurl.com/zhgy
Mobile marketers need to open their eyes to the market that is already there. Don't be distracted by bells & whistles http://budurl.com/ql7u
"They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance" -
Terry Pratchett
TabTab is a new toolbar to organize, manage, and easy access to information important to everyday internet users http://budurl.com/e95r
New Sage-sponsored Study Indicates Small Businesses Use Social Networking to Better Serve Customers & Connect Peers http://budurl.com/cv2l
As a professional blogger, @DavidRisley, has discovered the importance of writing for people not search engines http://budurl.com/arrs
Denise Zimmerman shows how to use Twitter to mitigate a crisis http://budurl.com/lrt7
Good morning all! Daily thought: "The well-satisfied customer will bring the repeat sale that counts' -
James Cash Penney

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Good Evening All. Daily Reflection: "Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes" - Napoleon Hill
"It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference" - Zig Ziglar
Seth Godin wants to introduce you to the next Google. Hint: It's certainly not BING from MSN http://budurl.com/p9wa
"The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd, is the square root of the number of people in it" -
Terry Pratchett
Chad White (@RetailEmailBlog) examines the lessons that social media can learn from email and email from social media http://budurl.com/f396
Elie Ashery comments on the increasing effort to incorporate video into email delivery systems http://budurl.com/n8cm
Rafe Needleman (@Rafe) discusses shifts being made by @JasonCalacanis to his Mahalo social media platform http://budurl.com/dthf
A helpful post and question from @LeeOdden Is Your Web Site SEO and Social Media Friendly? http://budurl.com/ww26
The death notice for MySpace is premature. Tameka Kee (@GeekyChic) shows MySpace Video engagement trumps Facebook http://budurl.com/fjfv
Ben Parr (@benparr) takes a look at the recent changes at Mahalo tapping into Flickr, YouTube & Twitter http://budurl.com/d8gt
Chelsi Nakano reports on John Stone's workshop on the bare bones of web 2.0 and social media http://budurl.com/jrk3
Master Class Podcast from the Agency Summit discussing the state of online video - Download & RSS available http://budurl.com/zkml
5 major hurdles for email marketing and the impact of social media on email marketing according to @susankuchinskas http://budurl.com/efrk
Good Morning All! Daily Thought: "If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share" - W. Clement Stone

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful" - Zig Ziglar
David Berkowitz (@DBerkowitz) is convinced that Google Wave, will make nearly everyone a social media creator. http://budurl.com/xcqx
"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements" - Napoleon Hill
Kaila Colbin (@KColbin) understands that Social Media Doesn't Fail, But COncludes that Search Is A+ (SEO) http://budurl.com/kubp
Mark Memmott (@MarkMemmottNPR) reveals that U.S. Military In Afghanistan is Using Twitter, Facebook & YouTube http://budurl.com/kn3s
Fredric Paul (@TheFreditor) discusses Twitter's Business Uses and Challenges - Plus 5 Twitter Tips From TWTRCON http://budurl.com/7x7x
"What is the Future of Twitter? Only You Know" and @SteveRubel has a mind map that provides some clues http://budurl.com/7gxy
Good Morning All! Daily Thought: "Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street" - Zig Ziglar

Monday, June 1, 2009

Wave’s social media & SEO implications http://budurl.com/nhgq
"You can't trample infidels when you're a tortoise. I mean, all you could do is give them a meaningful look" - Terry Pratchett
CBS News announces that they will begin streaming their news programming live online through ustream http://budurl.com/8j8g
MSN's new search engine BING may be dead on arrival (DOA) accordig to Henry Blodget (@hblodget) http://budurl.com/rzrl
The new gold rush is in the data streams of the Internet instead of the foothill streams of California http://budurl.com/4l46
"It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through"
Zig Ziglar