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  • How I create and publish podcasts
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    Last Updated: October 31, 2009

    “Jason Kern recently asked me to share information about how I create and publish podcasts here on “Moving at the Speed of Creativity,” and rather than send that info to just him I thought I’d create a post to share these links and procedures. Since I’ve developed these procedures over time it’s entirely possible there are much better ways to do this, so if you have suggestions and input on alternative podcasting possibilities I’d love to hear it.

    I published my first podcast on August 3, 2005, and since that time have utilized a variety of different podcasting tools and websites. Rather than share an exhaustive list of all those links (some of which are included in my Intro to Educational Podcasting wiki page and Intermediate/Advanced Topics in Podcasting page) I am going to attempt to share briefly the software, websites, and other resources I utilize now to podcast, as well as an outline of the steps I follow in podcasting today.”

    Read this article from Speed of Creativity.

  • Email Marketing Basics – Part One
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    Last Updated: October 30, 2009

    “Now you may have heard the saying “the money is in the list”. Today, I’m going to start off with discussing what email marketing is all about and give you a basic heads-up on the subject. In the next two lessons, I’ll also discuss email marketing strategies and the tools (including a complete walkthrough) for setting up and managing your very own email marketing campaign .

    Let’s start with the barebones of email marketing, and how it so important for anyone wanting to do business online.”

    Read this article from Very Easy Driving.

  • SEO Tips: How to deal with duplicate content issues
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    Last Updated: October 28, 2009

    “Not sure if I should call it an issue, however, duplicate content is feared lot by SEOs and webmasters – mostly unnecessarily. There’s the fear that a site could be banned from Google due to the presence of duplicate content, and even though we have no document to prove this, I’d call it more speculative than real.

    Having said that, duplicate content is definitely not “ignorable” as it could lead to possible screw ups on the site if left un-dealt with.”

    Read this article from Daily SEO Blog.

  • Retailers Try Twitter, Still Prefer Facebook, YouTube and MySpace
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    Last Updated: October 27, 2009

    “Social networking sites are quickly becoming one of the most important places where retailers can meet potential customers and interact with their current customer base. According to a new report from eMarketer, social network users are a lucrative target demographic because they are more likely to make online purchases than any other group.

    About three-quarters of all the retailers in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide maintain a presence on at least one social network. Facebook, YouTube and MySpace are the most popular social networking sites for online retailers.”

    Read this article from Read Write Web.

  • Secret YouTube Marketing Hints
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    Last Updated: October 26, 2009

    “It is estimated that in the year 2017 there will be 1.3 billion gigabytes of videos watched by mobile users, per month. Online video is a great way to market your product and brand. YouTube Marketing is a great first step for an online video marketing campaign, so here are some quick tips.

    YouTube quick stats include over 110 million unique visitors a month and each of them watches 65 videos on average per month. Your videos should be in those numbers and they can be. Getting started is as easy as creating your account, starting your channel and setting up how you want it to look. From there it’s all about making those videos you upload easily found in searches.”

    Read this article from Marcus Richard.

  • Social technology growth marches on in 2009, led by social network sites
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    Last Updated: October 26, 2009

    “We just published our third annual Social Technographics Profile in a document called “The Broad Reach of Social Technologies” . The author is Sean Corcoran, with help from out data expert Cynthia Pflaum. The data across North America, Europe, and Asia is now available.

    Starting with the book “Groundswell” and continuing now for three years running, we’ve analyzed consumers’ participation in social technologies around the world with a tool called the “Social Technographics Profile.” The profile puts online people into overlapping groups based on their participation (at least once a month) in the behaviors shown in the ladder. We’ve kept the ladder categories consistent to allow us to make comparisons year-to-year, across ages and genders, and across geographies. This provides something that’s often sorely lacking in analysis of online social phenomena: perspective.”

    Read this article from Forrester.

  • Affiliate Marketing – How Ezine Ads Explode your Online Profits
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    Last Updated: October 25, 2009

    “So we’re looking at E-zine advertising. Just a quick overview ? ezines are basically email newsletters, but most don’t redirect to a site, they just leave the full text content in the email. A good ezine publisher will engage more with their subscribers and readers by sending them to webpages where the content is a bit more interesting – find out if they do this as ezines like this nurture a more involved and active subscriber.

    Ezines can be done around virtually any subject there is out there and it will build up a subscriber base in time and eventually these publishers may begin to offer advertising space to companies and, of course, affiliates.”

    Read this article from How to Get Pregnant.

  • Social Bookmarking: The New Link Building For Search Engine Optimization
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    Last Updated: October 25, 2009

    “Contrary to popular belief, search engine optimization is extremely easy. You need to think about what it would take for you to become the renowned expert in your field. You must offer content that is original and valuable to a consumer. Only then, will you conquer the major search engines.

    One way link building is the core part of search engine marketing. There are many simple ways to obtain one way links: directories, articles, press releases, and most importantly social bookmarking. When you submit your website to a directory, the directory has an editor take a look at your website and either approve or deny it based on their rules. If you are approved, you will gain the all important one way link pointing to your website. Directories need to accept new submissions to keep their content fresh. This makes the search engines and consumers happy.”

    Read this article from Internet-Business-Tools.

  • 12 Blog Advertising Ideas , Promoting Tools and Free Tools
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    Last Updated: October 24, 2009

    “Finding free and/or low cost website advertising can be a daunting task. If you search the internet however you will discover there are several tools available to you. Listed here are some ideas that you can research further to help you build traffic to your website.”

    Read this article from HiSocial.

  • MySpace Tries to Recover Its Cool
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    Last Updated: October 24, 2009

    “A new executive team at MySpace is trying to reignite the brand by focusing on areas like music, videos and games as users abandon the social-networking site for cooler destinations.

    MySpace, which is holding a conference this week for its global ad-sales staff, needs to lure visitors back and kick-start advertising revenue, ad executives say. Research firm eMarketer estimates U.S. ad spending on the site will be $495 million this year, down 15% from $585 million in 2008.”

    Read this article from Wall Street Journal.