Still Think You Can Ignore Social Media, Blogs, YouTube and Blended Search

Still think this whole social media, blog, youtube, universal search business isn’t here to stay or doesn’t effect you. I suggest you look at the SERP’s for Vice Presidential Candidate [Sarah Palin]. Not only will you see lots of blended and social media results but take note of the fact that a squidoo page for Sarah Palin is ranking above … [Continue reading Still Think You Can Ignore Social Media, Blogs, YouTube and Blended Search]

Why It’s OK to Offend People in Social Media

Recently, Kenneth Cole took a bit of criticism in the social media space for making what many considered an insensitive tweet. I’m going to disagree with the social media guru’s here and say it’s ok to offend people. In fact, it’s probably something you should do on a regular basis.

Linkbait – The Shirt and Tie

I love it when people use creative ideas to linkbait really boring subjects like how to match a shirt and tie I’m totally OK with it being in flash. The only thing I’d do to improve it is include a bit of text below the flash app, funnel some of that inbound link juice around a bit. So for those … [Continue reading Linkbait – The Shirt and Tie]

Facebook Brand Page Timeline Checklist

Starting March 30th, all Facebook brand pages and profile pages will be switching to the new timeline format. Some brands have already made the change but, if you haven’t, here’s a handy checklist of items you need to be aware of and fix before the change takes place.

How Long Should Page Titles Be – The Social Media Factor

Ever since the early days of SEO, the ideal title length has been the subject of much debate. Back then, it was important to use keywords that search engines would use to rank your pages near the top of the SERPS. Then you made the title as click enticing as possible so, when it appeared in the SERPS, people would … [Continue reading How Long Should Page Titles Be – The Social Media Factor]

Looking at Fake Social Media Profiles

Somewhere in the middle of all the drama last week was a discussion on fake social media profiles, and as usual the white hat zealots were ready to crucify anyone associated with them, claiming they were yet another tool disparaging the SEO and internet marketing industry. Well it’s my profession responsibility to provide some examples of this nefarious behavior and … [Continue reading Looking at Fake Social Media Profiles]

Is Social Media About Conversations

In the dawn of social media, pundits repeated the mantra that social media is about conversations. While conversations are part of the mix, I think it’s a small part, and, while it’s necessary, should be minimized with an eye for ROI

Hey Robert Scoble and Seth Godin Did You Forget Something

So Seth Godin and Robert Scoble talk about a video by Fred. When you look at all the views of his videos he has over 45 million youtube views Scoble and Seth go on to say how the traffic numbers aren’t important and it’s the quality of the viewers. Umm hey did you guys miss that his show has a … [Continue reading Hey Robert Scoble and Seth Godin Did You Forget Something]

How to Cross Post From Twitter to Your Facebook Page

One of the questions I get asked by clients who are developing a social media strategy is should I cross post my Facebook posts to Twitter and vice versa, or does everything need to be unique?

How to Use the Hootsuite Bulk Scheduling Tool

The following is part of a series on using the Hootsuite social media tool. In this post we are going to be looking at using the bulk scheduling feature.

Stop Abusing Social Media to Create Digital Vapor and Boost Your Ego

One of the problems I have with people who work in the social media space is that they use it simply to boost their own ego. It’s time for some tough love, creating linkbait in the SEO social media space is like joining in an incestuous circle jerking link orgy. While there is some content that has value, 95% of … [Continue reading Stop Abusing Social Media to Create Digital Vapor and Boost Your Ego]

How to Be Involved on Twitter in Less Than an Hour a Day

The following is part of a series on Hootsuite Social Media tool. In this post I’m going to show you how to set up a series of lists and custom tabs on Hootsuite to engage your followers and become part of you community–without needing to spend all day on Twitter.

What are You Doing With Your Social Media Traffic?

While I may have some level of notoriety within the SEO community and internet marketing space, once you step out of that area, I’m a nobody as writer Paul Carr so eloquently pointed out last week. Robert Scoble the original poster boy of blogging, is known far and wide by the tech community, but who gets more traffic, me or … [Continue reading What are You Doing With Your Social Media Traffic?]

Is Social Media The Best Use of Your Time?

When it comes to small businesses, time is usually one of the biggest hindrances. Every small business owner I know (myself included) would love to have a few more hours each day. Since our time is limited, it’s important to plan and be productive with every hour. Almost every day, I will have 10 hours worth of work and only … [Continue reading Is Social Media The Best Use of Your Time?]

Elliot Spitzer and Scandal Bait

I’ve mentioned using current events such as Britney Spears performance, and ghost riding the whip as ideas or jumping point for link bait. The recent scandal involving Elloit Spitzer and his involvement with a prostitution ring provide another opportunity, especially for sectors that are usually difficult to build links for.

How to Abuse the New DiggBar for Fun and Profit

Rule Number one of operating a web 2.0 user generated content website, if you don’t have someone involved in your development process who thinks about how to abuse the system, and put steps in place to prevent it, someone else will publish a handy step by step guide on how to abuse your system …

How Digg Castrated My Friends

When Digg.com launched it’s improvements last week plenty of sheeple who don’t use Digg regularly applauded the move toward a more facebook like model. However other people who do use Digg called the update what it truly was, a mistake. Not to worry the Digg editorial staff squelched the negative feedback and continued on the path dictatorial control under the … [Continue reading How Digg Castrated My Friends]

New Twitter Account @graywolfseo

Now that twitter lists have taken off and are being utilized, and in some cases are replacing RSS readers, I’m going to try to take advantage by experimenting with a new account @graywolfseo.

How to Perpetuate Internet Celebrity via Livetwittering

So here’s a new tool for all you twitter people called Live Twittering be sure to check out my event How to Perpetuate Internet Celebrity

Blackhat Method for Increasing Your Twitter Followers

When I started my new website ViralConversations.com, I also started a new twitter profile. Since this was a brand new profile I was able to observe changes easily. As you can see from the screenshot below I am following 42 people but have 43 followers. The extra person who is following me as a person I’d like to talk about.