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How Bogus Likes Help You To Lose Your Edge

How Bogus Likes Help You To Lose Your Edge

Lately the hype about Facebook has surrounded the introduction of the new news feed and Facebook Timeline.  Yesterday I posted an extensive outline of the recent Facebook changes and how they impact users and their profiles, but today I want to get back to the business of Facebook Pages.  If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time you know how much I stress that social media is not a numbers game. In my post Like Me and I’ll Like You…

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Unraveling the Slew of Recent Facebook Updates

Unraveling the Slew of Recent Facebook Updates

Facebook hit users hard last week with significant updates to the Facebook news feed and then a day later unveiled Facebook Timeline, a new look for the Facebook profile that no longer looks to act as your online identity, but the story of who you are.  With the sudden change I was quickly inundated with cries for help and questions on about the changes, especially during my live updates about announcements from Facebook during F8.  A couple days later I promised my friends, fans,…

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Why Posting to Social Networks in a One Size Fits All Format Is A Bad Idea

Why Posting to Social Networks in a One Size Fits All Format Is A Bad Idea

There was a time when I thought Ping.fm was the greatest thing in the world. It allowed me to easily update nearly every social network I belonged to all at once, but there was one problem with that.  I was updating every social network I belonged to at once.  At the time I didn’t think about the fact that different social networks have different audiences and want different things from me as part of their network.  With so many networks…

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Why NetworkedBlogs May Not Be the Best Way To Push Your Blog’s Content to Facebook

Why NetworkedBlogs May Not Be the Best Way To Push Your Blog’s Content to Facebook

There are a number of free services available to push your blog traffic to Facebook, and an array of other social networks.  One of the more popular services that I have not only used, but recommended in the past was NetworkedBlogs.  NetworkedBlogs is an extremely popular app used by a number of professional and amateur bloggers to not only push their content to Facebook, but to connect with their other favorite blogs via Facebook. Overall it’s a great service, the…

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The Real Plus to Google+

The Real Plus to Google+

Last week I gave you all a rundown of Google+ tips for those who hadn’t yet had the chance to really dive-in and get their hands dirty or for those who had yet to receive an invite.  However, what I am finding is a bigger advantage to Google+ is that it is offering up some prime opportunities to not only rekindle, but build online relationships. Early on Google Engineer Matt Cutts posted this in his stream on Google+ The feeling…

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