Gravatar: Why You Should Use It

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There are so many services out there that help you with your authenticity online. Some are complex profiles, and others are simple. What a lot of people forget are the simple things like Gravatar. Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar image that when you type your email address, your avatar shows up. However, you have […]

While Content Is King, Your Visitors Are Queen

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For some it might be debatable whether it is that Content is king or actually your site visitors. At WordCamp Chicago, Amanda Blum mentioned during her speech that content was not king, but it is the visitors that fill that role – specifically, “Relationships are king”. I disagree. Why? You start a website. You create […]

Facebook Profiles, Groups and Pages for Business

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Facebook: Profiles, Groups & Pages Getting started as a business on Facebook can be confusing! For an individual to get started on Facebook is really pretty straightforward, but businesses are often left scratching their heads at what solutions are available to them. Facebook has three basic functional units: Profiles (for individuals), Groups (for community and […]

Can You Become Famous On Twitter?

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Yes and No. You can have thousands of followers and still be just another John or Jane Doe. It is up to you to brand yourself, engage, and influence. People are still doing the numbers game, but where is that getting them when they find out a lot of them are empty numbers? – Nothing, […]

Comments Are Important!

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I respect Michael Gray, but I cannot agree with his post Why Everyone Should Turn Off Blog Comments. Now, I do keep my post dates and it is a choice. I do not put it in my permalinks. Google will still index your site and tell when your post has been last updated. Yes, you […]

What Makes An Expert in Blogging And In Your Niche?

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Dan Keller covers a great article What Makes Someone An Expert At Blogging. It is funny because this is something that a lot of people will hear covered at social media related conventions. Now, it is not always focused toward being an expert in blogging, but also being an expert in your niche. In 2009, […]

How To Use Social Networking To Build Your Brand

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A person’s ambition to succeed can be seen in what they do. Their reputation, and how they interact with others eventually builds a brand. People are doing this everyday online and offline. When you go to work, when you connect with a stranger in the line at the post office, and even when you are […]

Are You Really Open Minded To Business Ideas Online?

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There are so many types of businesses online. Some are solely Internet based and others involve a little bit of engaging online as well as offline. The problem is that some people do not see the potential or fear to fail. Before I go further, if you start a business online, do not quit your […]