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  • How One Novice SEO Competes With The Big Boys
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    Last Updated: November 30, 2009

    “Be forwarned! I don’t know of any fast down and dirty way for you to get top of the list rankings and mountains of traffic to your site inside of ten seconds, like all of the other so called Search Engine Optimization Gurus who jam your email inbox claim. But then again, if you believe all of the hype that they spew, you probably still believe in Santa Claus or that the earth is flat.

    However, if you want some honest information about how a sheer beginner created a profitable website in way less than one year, then hang in there. This article is about what has worked well at getting tons of highly targeted traffic to an ecommerce website that I own.”

    Read this article from Stress Free Trading.

  • Twitter: 5 Ways to Write Retweetable Tweets
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    Last Updated: November 30, 2009

    “If you’re using Twitter for business as a way to promote your brand, products or services, it’s even more important that you write retweetable tweets. “Me, me, me” never works. People care about how you can provide value, so how can you be interesting or provocative, and stand out in the increasingly cluttered Twittersphere? Here are five simple ways to make your 140-character pronouncements highly retweetable.”

    Read this article from PHP Guruu.

  • Using Artistic Creativity and Imagination to Develop Innovation
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    Last Updated: November 30, 2009

    “In the two earlier posts in this series, we talked about the need for innovation, the importance of imitation to help develop early artistic successes, and the differences between imitation and plagiarism. Now, we’ve come to the real meat of this topic: How do you build innovation into your creative process? What can you do to put your artistic voice into a project?

    For this post, I’ve collected a list of techniques that I use in my own design process. If you’re a new artist, these suggestions should provide a solid foundation for exploring your sense of creativity. For everyone else, I hope you’ll find these methods a perfect complement to your existing processes and add them to your private bag of tricks.”

    Read this article from Grim Visions.

  • The 7 Most Powerful Youtube Marketing Tips
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    Last Updated: November 30, 2009

    “Ever Since Youtube has matured into the leading video sharing service online, marketers have sought, with moderate success, to broadcast themselves and to reach viewers with their messages. Creating a video is only the first step in launching a successful marketing campaign.

    Online video marketing is one of the most powerful mediums on the planet and at the top of the heap, is the video giant Youtube with over 107 million unique visits each month. On average, viewers watch around 65 videos per month. Currently, there is about 20 hours of video being uploaded every minute and there is a lot of competition. How do you get your message heard in that setting? ”

    Read this article from Better Life Ahead.

  • Social networking tips for the anti-social
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    Last Updated: November 29, 2009

    “Are you an anti-social social networker?

    While social networking (and your participation in it) could have me assume that you want to connect with others and be social — what’s the best way to approach social networking if you want to maintain privacy or if you’re typically shy and reserved?

    The great thing about social networking is that you can choose your level of engagement. You can also be very active, while maintaining privacy and control over who you connect with and how you interact.

    Even if you’re shy, not used to (or wanting) the spotlight or like to listen more than speak, you can still use social networks to share your expertise, show that you know your stuff in your own niche and connect with others with others of similar interests.”

    Read this article from Her Business Blog.

  • 21 Essential SEO Tips & Techniques
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    Last Updated: November 29, 2009

    “Small businesses are growing more aware of the need to understand and implement at least the basics of search engine optimization. But if you read a variety of small businesses blogs and Web sites, you’ll quickly see that there’s a lot of uncertainty over what makes up “the basics.” Without access to high-level consulting and without a lot of experience knowing what SEO resources can be trusted, there’s also a lot of misinformation about SEO strategies and tactics.

    This article is the second in a two-part SEO checklist specifically for small business owners and webmasters. Last week, I shared 20 “don’ts.” Naturally, this week addresses the “Do’s”—things to make sure you include whether you’re hiring an SEO company or doing it yourself.”

    Read this article from Panda Arcts.

  • Internet Marketing: The Importance of Article Writing
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    Last Updated: November 29, 2009

    “Everyone who is involved in internet marketing promotion has a dream; the dream of being successful and making some serious money. If you are really serious about making money on the internet then traffic generation is a must for consideration. The desire to be successful lead many internet marketers into buying the latest course or e-book on internet marketing in the search for the latest internet marketing tip or internet marketing secrets.”

    Read this article from Internet Niche Lab.

  • 7 Steps to Twitter Success
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    Last Updated: November 29, 2009

    “We’ve been running some great Social Media Workshops lately, introducing the business benefits of the likes of Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube and Twitter. Of them all, it’s Twitter that most companies want to discuss, with many businesses unaware of the true power of Twitter, thinking it’s just a hyped-up instant messenger type utility which generates a lot of “noise”.

    And to be honest – they’re right – Twitter is full of useless noise – much of it fun and amusing noise, but noise nonetheless, and certainly not the most obvious resource for “proper” business use. But with a little knowledge on how to get the best from Twitter, it’s possible to filter out that noise, and get easy access to powerful information about what your clients are saying – about you, your brand, your competitors, their wishes, desires, likes, dislikes and more. With gazillions of people worldwide already on Twitter, and unheard of growth rates, surely even the most skeptical business owner can see the value of tapping into this mind-set.”

    Read this article from NS Design.

  • Your Passion Vs Calculated Niche Marketing – Which Will Be More Profitable?
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    Last Updated: November 28, 2009

    “One of the most difficult things for niche marketers is finding a niche they are passionate about but that will also be profitable for them. Unless your passion deals in a subject that is not considered mainstream or popular, you will probably have to compete with hundreds, and sometimes thousands of other entrepreneurs looking to make money from their personal passions.

    Although popular mainstream niches, such as health, weight loss, and golf often seem saturated with competition, with the right tools and knowledge this highly competitive environment can actually work in your favor, IF you approach the situation correctly.”

    Read this article from Adam Bauthues.

  • Small Business Marketing: 12 Ways to Utilize Twitter
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    Last Updated: November 28, 2009

    “Twitter, the 140 character phenomenon that has adults speaking in acronyms, URLs shortened and roughly 6 million unique visitors has connected thousands upon thousands of people in different ways. Users of Twitter engage in conversations about various topics – people that never would have connected if it were not for Twitter. The Twitter language of hashtags, @username has become so popular that Facebook has incorporate the @username into messages. How many times in an email have you hit return to send it or referred to someone with their Twitter name? I know I have!

    I get asked a lot if anyone really doing anything besides Tweeting with friends about interests? Are businesses really able to get new customers/clients. ABSOLUTELY! So, how do businesses use Twitter?”

    Read this article from Kherize5 Blog.