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  • 8 Characters to Make Your Tweets Sparkle
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    Last Updated: December 31, 2009

    This article was written by Rhys Wynne.

    “On Twitter, you have 140 characters to play with. Most people stick to the 26 letters, 10 numbers, half a dozen punctuation marks and currency signs. Fact is, underneath your fingers there are a treasure trove of characters to make your tweets more interesting, shorter & more colourful.

    By making your tweets stand out, you will get more people actively reading them because subconsciously your eyes are drawn to them. If your tweets are useful (and I’ve no reason to doubt why they should be), you should end up with more clicks on links, more retweets and generally more twitter love.

    Here’s a few of my favourite special characters that I like to put in Tweets…”

    Read this article from Twitip.

  • After social networks, what next?
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    Last Updated: December 30, 2009

    This article was written by Mercedes Bunz.

    “In digital media, as in fortune-telling, the future is pretty much treated as part of the present. “What is the next big thing?” is a question everyone who works with the internet asks continually. But after several years of boom, the question of what comes after social platforms is no longer so remote.

    Luckily, some experts just gave us answers. On Monday evening, the Said Business School in Oxford had invited some very bright and successful entrepreneurs who spoke in front of a packed alumni audience as Silicon Valley came to Oxford for the ninth year. The event was chaired by the very lively and assertive Frances Cairncross, rector of Exeter college.”

    Read this article from The Guardian.

  • The Power of Social Media: 10 Rules for Viral Marketing with Twitter
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    Last Updated: December 29, 2009

    This article was written by Amanda Brooke.

    “Social media is a force to be reckoned with in today’s society, and Twitter is one of the most powerful social media forces around at the moment.
    If you intent to use Tweets and Twitter for social media marketing, read on for a few handy pointers on how to go viral…”

    Read this article from Drop Ship Access.

  • Twitter For Business: The 7 Things That Will Surprise You Most About Twitter
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    Last Updated: December 28, 2009

    This article was written by Jeremy Victor.

    “Recently in my travels I’ve had several conversations with people about Twitter for business. Most of the people that I have spoken with aren’t yet on Twitter. It’s been a mixture of curiosity and skepticism.  When we approach the topic of social media as part of their B2B marketing strategy, almost immediately the conversation turns to the “how-to” of tweeting and if there are benefits for their business. Here are seven points people have been most surprised to hear me say.”

    Read this article from BtoB Bloggers.

  • How To Choose A Domain Name That Reflects Your Business Theme
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    Last Updated: December 27, 2009

    This article was written by Claudia.

    “Oh boy! It’s time to pick out your new domain name. If you’re one of the lucky internet marketers, your creative name (you know, something to the point and descriptive like “yummybrownies” or “expertpondbuilders”) might be sitting there, available to purchase. But for most of us, the domain name we want has already been taken.

    Certain niches are more saturated than others, like those dealing with the area of internet marketing. So, you might encounter obstacles in finding an available domain name that also is one you will feel comfortable with. As example, I had a hard time when I was choosing the domain name for my SEO consulting website. Every name I kept coming up with (meaning that I could live with it for the rest of my website’s life) was taken. I spent hours and hours until I finally settled on one.”

    Read this article from SEO Innovation.

  • If You Care About Search, You Must Care About Social Media
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    Last Updated: December 26, 2009

    This article was written by Moe Tamani.

    “All of the search engines are rushing to incorporate more social media elements into their interfaces. Examples of this are evident in things like Google and Bing’s deals with Twitter and Facebook. You can see it in Yahoo’s new Twitter tab for news results. You can see it in Google’s Social Search lab. Really you can see it in everyday search results.”

    Read this article from Moe Tamani’s Blog.

  • SEO Tips: What Are The Top 10 On-Page SEO Tasks To Do and To Avoid?
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    Last Updated: December 25, 2009

    This article was written by Bill Egan.

    “I know that off-page seo is overall more important but it is difficult and takes a long time to implement.

    You can get good results for medium competitive keywords using on-page seo. Here is my list of the top 10 on-page factors you should optimise for.”

    Read this article from Interleado.

  • Twitter For Business: How to Find Local People
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    Last Updated: December 24, 2009

    This article is from Article Source.

    “There are many articles on line that tell how to use Twitter for business.  This article is a little different as I am going to give you some suggestions to do the same.  But, the biggest problem of using Twitter is trying to figure out how to target your local people.  So we will discuss that along with some ideas you can implement for your business.

    Of all the tools I have seen on the web, the best experience I have had with trying to target local followers is through a site named www.twellow.com/twellowhood.  This is a powerful site, so I will explain a little of how it works.”

    Read this article from Digi Deal Marketing.

  • Hey, showbiz folks: Check your contract before your next tweet
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    Last Updated: December 23, 2009

    This article was written by Andrew Wallenstein and Matthew Belloni.

    “Hollywood is coming down with the Twitter jitters.

    There’s a growing number of studio deals with new language aimed specifically at curbing usage of social-media outlets by actors, execs and other creatives. The goal: plugging leaks of disparaging or confidential information about productions via the likes of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

    A recent talent contract from Disney includes a new clause forbidding confidentiality breaches via “interactive media such as Facebook, Twitter, or any other interactive social network or personal blog.”

    Over at DreamWorks, a writer’s deal cautions not to jump the gun on studio press releases via “a social networking site, blog or other Internet-type site.” An agent spotted a talent deal with a stricture that forbids bashing any element of a production with social media.”
    Read this article from THR Esq.
  • How The Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies Are Using Social Media
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    Last Updated: December 22, 2009

    This article was written by Jeff Bullas.

    “This is quite an interesting study due to the fact it looks at the 500 fastest growing companies in the USA and how they are using Social Media.

    The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recently conducted a new in-depth and statistically significant study on the usage of social media in fast-growing corporations.

    The new study compares adoption of social media over three years (2007, 2008 and 2009) by the Inc. 500, a list of the fastest-growing private U.S. companies compiled annually by Inc. Magazine. For details about the 2009 Inc. 500 and the complete directory of the included companies, please visit Inc. Magazine’s website at www.Inc.com.”

    Read this article from Jeff Bullas.