social media management tools

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Posted on 21st January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Social media Management tools |Technology

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Social Media Management toolsQuick review on Social Media Management tools

I have been reviewing and researching some of the more social media management tools and starting to try out a few to see the difference. I found this great synopsis on Social Media marketing tools that was already produced so thought I would pass that on to my readers. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have used one of the proposed solutions and let us know what has been working for you.

Social Media Marketing Tools

13. Back At You – Online marketing promotions can dramatically enhance any campaign, but it’s not easy to get them going or make them effective without a little help. That’s where Back At You steps in. With this well-designed tool, you can build, launch and analyze online marketing promotions on Twitter and Facebook in one easy place. Instead of twiddling your thumbs and wondering how your promotion is working, you’ll enjoy instant feedback.

14. Wildfire – Marketing efforts have to be ongoing and continual if they’re going to provide consistent and effective results. Wildfire makes it easy to continually work to grow your audience. Its robust lineup of tools allows you to engage with your audience and monetize your interactions with it. In addition to using social media for this purpose, it incorporates SMS and email tools as well.

15. Sendible – It’s critical to know what people are saying about your brand online, whether it is good or bad. Sendible lets you keep your finger on the pulse of what people are saying about your brand on social media sites. It can be used to manage, promote and track your brand’s reputation online. With it, you can quickly jump on great opportunities. You can also use it to perform swift damage control.

– For a viral campaign to go truly viral, it needs to be transmitted to as many social media outlets as possible. Crowd Factory optimizes the process and makes it a breeze. You can also use it to track social activity back to conversions, which gives you a much clearer understanding about what’s working and what isn’t. At the same time, you can enhance the process of acquiring new customers….More at Top 25 Social Media Management Tools

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SocialMotus, a new social media management tool for small and midsized businesses, has released an in-depth team management and analytics tool with multi-user support, conversion tracking, integration with Google …More at SocialMotus Launches Social Media Management Tool for SMBs

Small Business Trends
Did We Really Think Social Media Would Stay Free Forever?
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Even banner advertising, a relatively new kid on the marketing block, has become markedly less popular under this performance based paradigm. Companies aren’t willing to pay for yesterday’s marketing tools in today’s economy. Charge the social media
Buddy Media eases pain of social media moderatingPRWeek
Rethinking Social Media’s ROIMediaPost Communications
8 Ways Businesses Can Use Facebook and Customer Relationship ManagementCMSWire
Business 2 Community –Trefis –Technology Digital
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…More at Did We Really Think Social Media Would Stay Free Forever? – Small Business Trends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finding junk silver coins to invest

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Posted on 20th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

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You probably don’t work on Wall Street right now. Your current job probably doesn’t involve working closely with stocks, silver prices, or other investment vehicles for growing your money. I realize how low the percentages are that most people reading my blog have absolutely no ties to the financial markets of the world. I bet those numbers go up, for those who currently know about the booming gold markets.

Silver has a long history in America and throughout the world. It’s hard to keep a good secret for very long; when that secret can result in a financial gain. The junk silver coins is available for anyone who wishes to get in on this silver market right now. No, it’s not too late! Don’t ever think you missed the train or boat when it comes to junk silver and opportunities. Investors who seek to buy gold coins in 2010, can still reap some short term rewards; while securing their self for a financial explosion in the future. There are no guarantees that any investment will return rewards in the future for investors. Just because the “guarantee” is not in place, doesn’t mean you and a company like the United States Gold Bureau could become very good partners over the next few years. They can supply you with gold, silver proof coins, and other precious metals you seek to invest in. I am extremely excited about the future of gold and even made gold panning my new favorite hobby!

Getting tax help for your stock trades

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Posted on 19th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

Making money on Wall Street today, isn’t as easy as it use to be. There are still some good stocks you can buy and make money, but your selection process has to be much more carefully planned these days. I have located 5 stocks that have a long track record of beating the odds. I don’t see any reason why these stocks won’t continue to soar in the future. What is important to remember is that with every rising stock there are usually 20-30 that are slipping.

Investing today doesn’t have to be in your stock broker’s offices. The internet has made the way investors conduct business in a whole new way. There are so many investors making trades today online. Millions of dollars are getting electronically moved daily, as investors learn the ease of stock trading with an online broker. For you day traders who hate the end of year when you have to compile your gains and losses for tax time there is a Stock Tax Software that does most of the work for you. Relying on your personal tax software to help calculate your end tax responsibility could leave you at risk. The online trading of stocks is big business and for the beginner it can be very intimidating. As more and more people learn how to use a computer, they are learning just how easy it is to have a portfolio online.

Using vehicle wraps to increase your exposure

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Posted on 18th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

We have all seen the cars and trucks that look like one giant traveling billboard. They have the company name and branding with some simple information like the phone number or website address. Using vehicle wraps in this digital age is just one other avenue that you have to help create brand awareness and drive people to your site. Imagine how many people see your fleet of vehicles on a daily basis and having them click on you web site when they get home can be a huge opportunity. They will either be curious to find out what you represent or make or be looking to make a purchase. Either way you overall cost per impression is minimal and this type of advertising is reaching a larger audience 24/7.

Gold exploration mining company finding gold

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Posted on 17th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

Men and women for thousands of years have held gold in high regard. We want more of it. And this is not down to greed, but rather the soundness of gold.  A Gold exploration mining company by the name of Edgewater Exploration Ltd is helping to uncover new sources to mine gold. Gold is a stable investment; the price does not fluctuate as drastically as oil or the stocks on the stock exchange. Gold bullion is 99.99% pure gold that may be bought or sold for investment. There is actually no such thing as 100% pure gold. If someone tells you otherwise then you know he is not telling you the truth. Small details like this may help you in the future, you never know.

Provding remote technical support

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Posted on 16th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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More companies are using Remote PC Access Software is the latest ways that companies are keeping their employees in touch. Since most of the work we do is now captured on a PC/laptop/ and now tablets the best way to help your team stay productive is to provide 24 hour support.
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This being many programmers who work remotely are in need of support in the field since they will not be sitting at home in front of their 22 inch monitors coding away. Since many are programming in an open source environment it is highly possible to get some rogue code in your laptop that will require immediate attention. Remote installation and trouble shooting is a great way to take care of adware and malicious problems that plague many laptop computers today.

Visit one of the top vancouver attractions

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Posted on 15th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

If you are looking for a great location to take a trip then Vancouver, BC may be your destination spot. You can cross the Capilano suspension bridge which is one of the top Vancouver attractions. This suspension bridge is 450 long that crosses over a 230 foot deep canyon. It is one of Vancouver’s oldest attractions, originally built in 1889, it now offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver. The addition of Treetop adventures has helped add to the overall offerings of the park. Treetop adventures offers seven suspension bridges  through the evergreen forest that are about 100 feet above the forest floor. There is also a restaurant available so you stay and enjoy lunch while taking in the breath taking scenes.

Commercial Equipment for your business

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Posted on 14th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

The end of the fiscal year for most businesses is coming to an end so planning for next year has already begun. Those companies that still have money left in their capital budget may be looking to purchase larger commercial items to take advantage of the tax breaks in 2012. With the government in debate on current tax cuts and increases in order to avoid the “fiscal cliff” some businesses are buying now in order to make sure that they get their tax breaks on capital equipment. Large machinery could be at the top of that list like Bobcats from commercial equipment kentucky specialists The Yard Park. They offer both rental and purchases for big name manufacturers like Husqvarna, Toro, Bobcat, or Wacker Neuson.

The new year will bring about some great opportunities and in our area we are already seeing major construction projects going up. One nice incentive for businesses is that even if they are not going to pay cash for equipment there is some cheap money out their to borrow and the interest rates on business loans are still at competitive rates.

A smarter shopping tool

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Posted on 13th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

Since the first doors opened up for businesses online to begin selling merchandise, all the way to our present day, one thing has remained a constant. Shoppers want to pay the lowest prices possible on everything from electronics to humidifiers . The trick to finding the lowest prices online is knowing where to go. After you have shopped for awhile online, you discover which places offer the best prices. You meet up with family and friends and compare notes and get more advice on where to look for the best online bargains. However, you may still be missing out on places that offer the exact items you’re buying which comes with a cheaper price tag.

This is where ShopWiki comes in and saves the day. They do a great job at connecting shoppers online to the retailers that offer the products they are looking to buy that day. Their services is more like a search engine than any online store. They search all over the Internet finding anything and everything that a shopper would buy online. I wanted to test this out for myself, so I decided to do a search on “carpet cleaners” and to find some great information on advantages and disadvantages of the various types of cleaners. There were several places that were offering steam cleaners for sale and many were less than what you pay in the store.Lots of people have never heard of ShopWiki or even aware that a service like this exists on the World Wide Web. It’s a very helpful and useful website for just locating specific items. It’s an added bonus when you get to see which websites are selling your items at the cheapest prices.

Finding cost effective Dell 5110cn toner

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Posted on 12th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

If you own a color printer you know that the most expensive item is the ink or toner. Luckily today you can find cost effective toner and ink online through various companies. For printers like the Dell 5110cn color printer you can a lot of money by just doing a little research. This 35 PPM printer is an excellent solution for those looking to add a networked color printer to their system. The great thing about laser printers like the Dell 5110cn is that your toner are 4 separate colors. So if you run out of cyan you do not have throw away the entire cartridge like you would for an ink jet printer. By finding great deals on the toner your cost per copy can be well below what you pay to have copies printed off site and the money you would save on labor will add up as well.

Just leave it to the professionals, they’ll manage them

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Posted on 12th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Broadband

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Managed servers provide more options for the user looking to benefit from support and consultation from trained professionals. Often businesses fall prey to thinking they are able to provide the optimum environment necessary for data storage; however with a managed server, no longer will you worry because there is certified staff that handles the maintenance of your server for you. Many companies that provide managed server services offer state-of-the-art facilities and constant monitoring to provide peace of mind, so that your business is free to focus on the bottom line: strategic planning for profits. Managed servers are the premium choice when you want to be sure that your server is secure and running at maximum capacity. If your company is eager to take the next step, trust a managed server provider to guide your company to success.

Protecting your valuables with home security

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Posted on 10th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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I really never gave too much thought about those home security signs and wondered why someone would even want to put up one in the first place. I assumed it was an employee of the company or some big manager or boss that was advertising for the security place they worked for. Later on as I saw more and more of these signs, I realized it was really customers for these security companies. I figured these companies must have great customer service; since so many home owners were helping to advertise for them, by placing signs in front of their homes. Now it makes me wonder if the signs are better than the actual security systems that get installed.
You first have to think like a criminal and figure out ways that you would prefer to break-in other people’s homes and what types of systems you would worry about the most. We often think about the bad guys breaking in at night and this is actually false. Most of your crimes that are centered around the home actually take place during the day. Many house wive are carrying pepper spray to provide a first line defense when they are home alone. The typical family that has a husband, wife, and kids will likely have day jobs and school, so it’s the daytime your home needs the most security. I would choose the day for those reasons and also you have more lighting during the daylight hours and no need to carry any flashlights or lighting equipment.

Increase your brand awareness through vehicle wraps

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Posted on 9th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

Companies are using  vehicle wraps in order to help increase their brand awareness. You have seen the tricked out trucks that look like a big traveling billboard and they certainly grab your attention.

Can you really get top 10 Google rankings, Bing, and Yahoo

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Posted on 8th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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Top 10 Google Rankings:

 

Top 10 rankings SEO softwareNow that the November 2012 updates have taken place there are more blog and website owners trying to figure out exactly how to improve their content and links in order to stay in the good graces of google. The changes have been made in large part to provide a more user friendly experience for end users and eliminate spam sites that were made soley for the purpose of gaming the system. I found this cool infographic below that shows the differences in the Panda VS Penguin updates and their impact  on the search engine traffic. You can find different opinions on what it now takes to get and maintain Top rankings in Google and the other search engines. More is being written about Authorship and having more of an impact on the sites and content you create. I will be creating a new post based on the articles that I have been reading to help you understand the changes and the things you can do to today to start increasing your authority. It ultimately comes down to creating a unique experience for your visitors and offering them something of value so that they will staay on your site and then come back on a regular basis. You can find articles where they talk about current SEO for 2012 being dead:

”    “SEO” means Search Engine Optimization.

There is internal and external SEO. Internal makes up about 15% of the process (I’m told it may be much higher now) and it means to design your site so it follows the best practices proven to rank high on Google. External SEO used to mean to write articles, press releases, blogs, comments, and content with embedded keyword “backlinks” to your site. Now it is changing fast to include social media strategies.

SEO has been traditionally divided into “white hat” or “black hat.” Black Hat is the obvious villainous practice of gaming the system by doing things to raise rankings that Google doesn’t want, and White Hat is just more subtle.

But what does Google want? They want relevant, real content on the internet that people want to read and tell other people about. If Google doesn’t bring you the most relevant content when you search they aren’t doing their job. ” Read more from Ken Crogue at Forbes.com

 

I have been demoing several SEO software tools promoting Top 10 Google rankings and wanted to provide some of my insight here. The first one is iBusiness Promoter which has different components on rankings, links, and optimizing your blog or website. You can download a Complete SEO free trial here.

Some of the highlights of iBusiness Promoter:

  1. Enter your URL that you are wanting to improve rankings and search engine visibility
  2. Use their keyword suggestion tool to get laser focus on the markets that you should be targeting
  3. Find their suggestions on blog optimization on what to do now in order to start getting ranked for your keywords
  4. Rank tracker lets you see what keywords are tracking and which ones are a dead end
  5. Get high quality backlinks that are Panda compliant and are in line with current (Novemeber 2012) updates
  6. Lastly you can input the URL’s of your competitors and see what they are doing in order to get to the top of the search engines
Final word on iBusiness Promoter SEO software!!! Do not let this replace great content and remember that while these tools can help you accelerate your rankings there is no substitute for creating a site for your customers. Do not simply create pages and content with Search engines in mind. Always start with the customer in mind and any future updates can only benefit all your efforts

 

 

 

 

 

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Promoting your business through brochures from Uprinting.com

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Posted on 7th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

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Promoting your business, company or just a product or service you might be involved with can be done effectively with postcards. Personal or online brochures are a great way to get the word out about your business and can be an effective marketing tool to have on your side. Do you think your competitors are using brochures or postcards to promote their business? You can customize your  print brochure at UPrinting in a matter minutes and customize it with details about your business or a special promotion that you are running.  Many companies haven’t even thought about the idea and here is your chance to get a leg up on them. You always want your company or business model to look professional and these customized business brochures are a great way to do just that. They are a marketing tool that gives your business that professional look and feel to it, so people can see your business with a tasteful short description.

Brochure printingYou can get your own business brochures starting at $24.99 for 50 and the in as little as one day with rush delivery. These postcards are sure to drive more sales your way and it’s a great way to market your business to targeted customers. You can also receive matching envelopes with your postcards; that also makes a nice touch. Finding companies online  take care of your postcards, they can target the market for you, so you are getting the attention of customers interested in your business. At Uprinting.com they have made it easy for any size business to create and customize their own business brochures or postcards. You first just select the style (standard or oversized). The second step is the design process, where you can use a template to design your postcard; you can also upload a design. The choice is up to you when it comes to the way you want your postcards to look. These cheap postcards will pay for themselves in no time and you will soon be enjoying more sales for your business.

Finding that advertising agency

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Posted on 6th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

The newest advertising agencies that are competing online are the ones that started there. That Ad Agency, where there existence started on the web so they know and understand the  channels and various models that work.
Through their experience and tools they can help you gain the traction that you need in order to enhance your brand both organically and through the search engines. A true advertising agency can also help you synch up your online advertising to make sure that your keywords are landing within your specific target market. This provides you with a comprehensive tracking mechanism to see which ads are being clicked through, and which ones are not matching up with your target campaigns. You can even target your audience with ads based on domain, day of the weeks, and browsers.
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Ultra Website hosting for your blog

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Posted on 5th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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In the world of online blogging you will find multiple writings about how to successfully gain new readers and improve your SEO position. There are very few blogs about some of the basic building blocks that can make or break your entire blog. One of the key foundations that any good blog needs is fast reliable webhosting. We learned this very early on as we started to build various channels and really started to learn more about the power of blogging and how to best support our sites. You can find high end servers that can run $500 a month and beyond or you can find cheap hosting for under $100 a year. The key is to understand what you need at that moment and how fast do you anticipate your site will grow.

Many bloggers will cut their teeth on some of the free services like blogger.com but come to realize that while it is a great deal the ability to scale your site and really customize your templates can be limiting. Many of the hosting companies got this ideal early and saw the explosion in blogging so they started to advertise their blog hosting capabilities on hosting sites like Ultra Website Hosting with Litespeed hosting.We can say that we have tried a few different companies and the traffic and uptime can vary greatly between hosts. A few things to ask or explore before settling on a host are:

Can they scale up your server in the event you start getting more traffic than you had anticipated?

What do they do if there is a spike in traffic that may put a heavier load on their servers? Some will shut your account down while others will work with you to find a better solution.

What type of up time do they guarantee?

Lastly, if this is shared plan how many sites do they usually host on one server.

Keep a few of these points in mind and you will find that your blogging will be less frustrating and allow you top focus more on developing your content and customers.

Better than a VCR

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Posted on 4th January 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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A digital video recorder is an amazing tool which allows us to digitally record television programs that air on our standard receivers. This is much better than what we used to have in the old days, this device called a VCR, which involved the use of bulky, cumbersome tapes that we would stuff into the machine, then force us to jump through a number of hoops and solve complex algorithms for the sole purpose of setting the clock to the appropriate time. In fact, you need doctorate in mathematics just to program a VCR, and often times you would have to call the local mathematics doctor to come to your house and program your VCR for you. This was fine if the mathematics doctor was a smoking hot woman, but alas many people who pursue the field of mathematics are frumpy and unattractive.

A DVR solves this issue by making recording as simple as pushing a button. You simply press and let the machine work its wizardry. No more negotiating times and dates, no more having a stack of dust covered VHS tapes in your living room, unable to discern which of those is pornography. Instead, all that data gets stored on a hard drive, which then can be played back at an individual’s leisure. A DVR typically comes standard with your satellite TV subscription from http://www.directstartv.com/directv_equipment/directv_dvr/directv_dvr_tips_and_tricks.html.