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January 16, 2012

Top Posts of 2011

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Top postsWell, it’s that time of year again, where we recap the most popular posts here on the old blog. Since we looked at the most popular posts during the first half of the year, here’s the second half:

Thanks again for all your support in the last year, Big Thinkers. I’m looking forward to keeping the dialogue going here in 2012!


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January 15, 2012

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-15

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January 13, 2012

Build a better blog: 7 tips from top marketers (Small Business E-commerce Link Digest – January 13, 2012)

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Content marketing successGetting customers to care about your business often depends upon the quality of your content. And I know of few better ways to build a committed community of customers than with a great blog. In fact, my guide on how to build your small business blog remains one of the most popular parts of this site.

But what if you want more? What if you’re ready to move past the basics? Over the coming weeks, I’m going to look at building a better blog in more detail. But to get you started, check out these 7 tips for improving your content—and improving your marketing:

  1. Leading off, HubSpot shows 11 ways to use content to build your authority online.
  2. Writing can be hard. Thankfully, ProBlogger suggests 10 David Ogilvy quotes to inspire your blogging.
  3. OpenForum has a great piece on 5 simple ways to get more traffic to your website. Spoiler alert: great content factors into heavily in the mix.
  4. Mashable offers 5 steps for creating “magnetic” content.
  5. CopyBlogger looks into the 2nd most important element in your writing.
  6. Getting people to read your content is only half the battle. Which is why I love this ProBlogger piece on what motivates readers to share.
  7. And, finally, Social Media Examiner has a terrific video that explains how to use content marketing to increase your sales.

Enjoy the list, Big Thinkers. And look forward to more in the coming days.


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January 12, 2012

5 Steps to Online Marketing Success in 2012 | Biznology

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Is it better to be lucky or good? Why can’t you be both? After all, luck favors the prepared, right? Which is why, as you hit the ground running here in 2012, it’s important you’ve prepared in all the right ways. How you can do that is the subject of my latest post for Mike Moran’s Biznology blog: “5 Steps to Online Marketing Success in 2012.”


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January 11, 2012

Room Key launches

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Six major hotel companies today announced the launch of Room Key, available at Roomkey.com:

“Choice Hotels International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, InterContinental Hotels, Marriott International and Wyndham Hotel Group have combined to establish the joint venture under the leadership of CEO John Davis, founder of the Pegasus hotel distribution and technology service.
The site is essentially a metasearch platform for properties, prices and availability across all six companies, including their sub-brands and affiliates.
Users can browse rates across every property, read independent reviews, compare prices and share information around their various social networks.”

Interesting approach. Definitely worth watching going forward.

[Full disclosure: My wife works for Wyndham Hotel Group]