Category Archives: Social Networking

Creating a Facebook Page Part III: Creating a vanity URL

Unfortunately, the URL to your page on Facebook  is an impossible-to-remember huge string of numbers and letters.   Vanity URLs which are shorter and easier to remember are only available to businesses which spend a significant amount of money on Facebook … Continue reading

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Creating a Facebook Page Part II: Adding fresh content

One of the challenges of adding a Facebook Page to your already overflowing list of things-to-do is figuring out how you’re going to add fresh content on an ongoing basis. One way that Facebook makes it easy to do this … Continue reading

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Traffic building tips from ProBlogger

Darren Rowse shares an interesting post from one of his readers about how to drive traffic to your site using forums.

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Creating a Facebook Page

What the heck is a Facebook Page?  And how is it different from a profile on Facebook? There are three main differences: Facebook profiles may only be created for real people, and each person may only have one account.  Facebook … Continue reading

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Nice store you have here …

… shame if something were to happen to it! Merchants are yelping about yelp.   Not surprising – this sort of service is just ripe for abuse by shakedown artists.  What’s the remedy?  I think services like RatePoint, which focus on … Continue reading

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Twittering strategies

This post on effective Twittering was rich with linky goodness and excellent advice. Bottom line: write for the followers you want to have.

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The most famous blog post ever

Last month’s Inc. Magazine had a story on Evan Williams, the creator of Twitter.  The story was interesting on its own, but one of the things I enjoyed the most was the reference to an early blog post by Williams … Continue reading

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Business Week talks Twitter

A recent Business Week article discusses the Twitter. Lots of interesting links. One of them was Ellen Petry Leanse’s blog (from the comments); contains loads of Twitter-tips and advice.

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Chris Brogan talks about LinkedIn

Social guru Chris Brogan wrote an article about how he uses LinkedIn which I thought was quite interesting. He advises being generous in connecting but restrained in recommending, which is consistent with my thoughts about best practices. The only point … Continue reading

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Reputation Management

I’ve read a few interesting posts recently about reputation management – a fancy phrase for “pushing the bad stuff off the first page of Google.” Andy Beal (Marketing Pilgrim) here – and here too Site Creations.com Monitor This – a … Continue reading

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