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12 Content Research Tools You Should Be Using

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How Real Businesses Are Using Gamification to Spice Up Their Marketing

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Posted by Corey Eridon Thu, Sep 20, 2012 @ 08:00 AM  Comments 111
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Gamifi-wha?
If that's your reaction to the word "gamification," you're in the right place.
You might have heard the word thrown around a bit over the last several months, but never really dug into what it is and what it means for your marketing. That's where I think most of us stand ... gamification is just one more thing to learn ab

9 Facebook Marketing Tips to Improve Engagement

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9 Facebook Marketing Tips to Improve EngagementBy 
Published September 19, 2012  Need some Facebook marketing inspiration? Here are nine Facebook pages using some great techniques for more engagement. Keep reading for some awesome tips from businesses of all sizes. #1: Get PersonalSmart Passive Income with Pat Flynn does a great job with a variety of posts but also adds some of his personal life. You can throw the old “don’t tell them what you had for lunch” advice right out the window with this tip. Your community wants to get to know you and wants to be able to relate to you and your company. You can tell them what you had for lunch. Better yet, add a picture! Personal cover photo with his podcast setup and a picture of his son. #2: Use PicturesNo doubt you’ve heard the visual marketing drumbeat, and it’s all true. Pictures are very powerful on Facebook. They take up more space in the news feed and can get more engagement than a straight text post. Home Depot uses pictures very wel…

40 Ways to Get Banned From the Top 5 Social Networks Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33589/40-Ways-to-Get-Banned-From-the-Top-5-Social-Networks.aspx#ixzz26mCQBXAk

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Posted by Corey Eridon Mon, Sep 17, 2012 @ 08:00 AM  Comments 302
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It may feel like a fustercluck, but there are actually some rules and regulations that go along with participating in social media. Not the kind that ban people from uploading pictures of their meals (PB&J no crust today guys! #omgsohungry), but the ones that help alleviate things like spamming, bad content, and a poor community experience. You know, the things that help make