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I love you for posting this. I was really on the fence about you until this. Now I heart you. Question, when you say choose a publication, do you suggest a single writer from said publication per quarter, or are you suggesting the possibility of multiple writers from the same place? As you know, I'm way too impatient to just work one at a time. Thoughts?..ready go...

1 year, 3 months ago on Get Media Attention: Six Tips to Pitch Journalists on Your Own

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Damn you for giving me another toy to play with. There goes my day.

1 year, 9 months ago on If This, Then That (IFTTT) Lets You Automate the Internet

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1) I prefer stale doughnuts over yogurt any day of the week. Especially if there are sprinkles involved.

2) If you put the word "War" in your title, people will watch it. Even if its a storage unit auction.

3) This is probably one of the better posts I've read on creating fun content in a long while.

2 years, 2 months ago on How Content Creators Can Think Like Fiction Writers

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Love them all, especially number 6. I think the only thing I'd add to this list is that Entrepreneurs know how to sit back ever once in a while and just allow their creativity and ideas to flow without distraction.

2 years, 3 months ago on The Realities of Successful Entrepreneurs

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These are really great @ginidietrich . I'm wondering if you could shed some light on what to do if you're a small business that hasn't been doing these things and has a more immediate need to control a situation. If you don't have time to write a book, build a community and God forbid, never put together a crisis plan, how would you approach a flamer who is gaining reach?

 

And I'm not talking about a single tweet or review but someone who took the time to write something on ripoff report or other lame site that does well in the SERPs.

2 years, 3 months ago on Seven Principles to Building an Online Reputation

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 @Lisa Gerber I could hug you for writing this. Over and over and over again I ask business owners what people are saying about their brand and they haven't a single clue in the world. If you're a small business owner and don't have the (or any) additional time in the day, having a single source for all of this is really really important. You need to be able to get in and get out quickly so you can move on to other things.

 

The other side of this that people typically don't think about but should be aware of is coverage acuracy. One would assume that when you have a Google feed for a keyword, they are going to see what ever Google sees for that keyword and will report back on it. That isn't the case at all. Know that Google is going to limit the amount of information it gives back to you, as they should or you would be getting millions of results in your RSS. Same goes for other RSS type feeds. You're typically going to see the "most popular" discussions, comments or threads to a certain extent.

 

I think I've mentioned this one on a previous post but I'd recommend business owners check out Trackur (www.trackur.com). They do a good job bringing everything under one roof and continue to improve their coverage accuracy. i'm not affiliated to them in any way, just a fan of their product. They have a free version and go up from there.

2 years, 3 months ago on Five Steps to a Social Listening Program

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Hi @Anna Barcelos,

 

This is such a hard topic to cover in a single post but you did a pretty good job. If I may add some color around some of your points.

 

1) Meta is critical to search. That said, the keyword meta tag really doesn't do anything to assist in increasing rankings

 

2) A bit about links. I highly advise anyone asking the question, to read this post from SEOmoz on how may links per page is too many. http://www.seomoz.org/blog/how-many-links-is-too-many.

 

3) If you run your brand's website, check out schema.org. Yes, it does get geek-heavy and can make your head spin pretty fast. As we all know, spin sucks so find a geek friend to help you with this. The engines are using schemas to get content to rank in different ways are there are some really really great ways to use this to improve your B2B visibility.

 

4) Last but not least, always always always keep an updated sitemap.xml file on your site and pay close attention to how many of your pages are being indexed and show up for the keywords you want them to show for.

 

As I'm sure you could have too, I could go on and on here but I won't.

2 years, 3 months ago on Four Ways to Optimize Content for B2B Search

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 @mikestenger How do you see Apple competing with Google any more than anyone else is?

2 years, 3 months ago on Apple Should Not Buy Twitter

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I think an all-out purchase right now would not make sense and I take comfort in the minds behind the Apple brand as I'm sure they wouldn't make this mistake. That said, I think if there is a way for them to get into the game and position themselves as an ideal candidate for such a purchase.

 

If Apple were to create a software/hardware mix that allowed users to leverage Twitter in a new/easier/faster/simpler way than they are now, that would open the door. If they were able to integrate the concept of micro-blogging into the brainless functions of their hardware, it would begin to make sense. If they were to find a way to tightly intertwine the iphone/pad/pod with tweeting, it would make sense.

 

But right now? Oh hell no.

2 years, 3 months ago on Apple Should Not Buy Twitter

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 @SociallyGenius  @HowieSPM  @ginidietrich THAT would be epic.

2 years, 3 months ago on Apple Should Not Buy Twitter

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 @HowieSPM your grasp on metrics this early in the day and week makes my brain hurt. I'm still trying to comprehend "purple" this morning.

2 years, 3 months ago on Apple Should Not Buy Twitter

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 @HowieSPM I think I got as close as you can to loading OSX to a windows machine a while back...which really just consisted of using some funky scripts to make my UX LOOK like a Mac. :) I would go OSX on my PC in a heart beat if I could...and if I had a PC. All my machines have a white apple on the top of'em.

2 years, 3 months ago on Apple Should Not Buy Twitter

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Did Andrea hypnotically make you post this? If so, that would be AWESOME!

 

While I don't think I've had the pleasure, he sounds like a cool dude I'd enjoy talking to. Thanks for the recommendation.

2 years, 4 months ago on #FollowFriday: Andrea Hypno

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 @ginidietrich  @TheJackB OH OH I KNOW THIS ONE...is it that Micheal Keaton movie from the 80's where he works in a car factory that a Japanese company takes over and wants to shut down the plant? No? dangit.

2 years, 4 months ago on Book Review: The Power of Unpopular

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 @RedheadWriting Did you do an interview on a morning show about your book? It may not have been GMA but something similar? If not, watch out, someone wrote a very similar book. :)

 

Thanks for the response.

 

 @ginidietrich not that your comments don't mean the world to me but...LOOK! @RedheadWriting actually talked to me! :: DOES A DANCE ::

2 years, 4 months ago on Book Review: The Power of Unpopular

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 @ginidietrich I learned it from watching you.

2 years, 4 months ago on Book Review: The Power of Unpopular

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I saw a review of this on Good Morning America a while back and the same nervous feelings of recalling my high school days came back to life. We too moved around a lot ( 17 schools in 12 years) and I never got grounded in any real friendships. Believe it or not, I never spoke up, never talked to other kids and omg never initiated a conversation that would require someone paying attention to me. I learned to fly under the radar. That said, it took someone with the exact opposite personality to pull me out of my shell. I might pick up this book, but I kinda feel like I have other things to read that make more sense. Why read what I'm living?

2 years, 4 months ago on Book Review: The Power of Unpopular

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Molli, this is one of the better write ups I've seen around this video. I completely agree about the call to action. While watching the video and admitting my urge to all of a sudden care about a cause I hadn't heard about before then, I kept asking, okay, what do you want me to do? When the answer was put up a poster and give someone else a bracelet I was disappointed to say the least.

 

After going to kony2012.com (which is the website they want you to go to) I realized that the main call to action should have been this page right here: http://www.kony2012.com/politicalaction.html. I can think of a few other CTA's he could have used but I'm interested, what CTA would you put in place?

2 years, 4 months ago on The KONY Video: What Worked and What Didn’t Work

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 @ginidietrich That reminds me...Yell at Sarah and tell her to call me, would ya? :)

2 years, 4 months ago on 10 Additional Ideas to Generate Comments and Shares

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 @rustyspeidel  @ginidietrich 5 wrong ways people use email:

 

1: No opt-in, they just email people because they happen to have their address from something else

2: They still rent outside lists

3: They don't test subject lines

4: Don't use a welcome series

5: Not enough calls to action that may be worth a damn to the person getting the email.

2 years, 4 months ago on 10 Additional Ideas to Generate Comments and Shares

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 @ginidietrich OR...read the transcript  in the video! YEAH! okay no, don't ever do that.

 

 

2 years, 4 months ago on 10 Additional Ideas to Generate Comments and Shares

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GREAT LIST! Except for #3. I don't know why but reading interviews has always bothered me. I'm sure I was beat up side the head with an interview transcript as a child or something but I cringe when I see'em. HOWEVER! A video interview...that I'll watch.

 

I really like #8 and really should do more of that. Not only does it help get the answers out to others who may be asking the same thing, but it helps us to remember the correct way to answer the questions.

2 years, 4 months ago on 10 Additional Ideas to Generate Comments and Shares

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Wow Steve, this is a new one for me and I can't wait to dive in. I just started a new blog so it might be an interesting case study to concentrate on traffic/reach growth through this specific channel.

 

It almost seems like this may be an excellent way to gain the audience you'd get from guest blogging but still retain the content on your own domain.

2 years, 4 months ago on Attention All Bloggers: Why aren’t you on Triberr???

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Both of these videos are excellent and I'm glad you brought them up. One shows how a no-name start-up can compete in a big-brand world and the other broke more virality records and hopefully will change the world for good.

 

There at the end you say that "Neither one is the right way to do it". How do you mean?

 

If both went viral, hit their target market and will likely generate the outcome they are looking for, wouldn't that mean they did indeed do it the right way?

2 years, 4 months ago on Videos Done Right: Dollar Shave Club & Invisible Children

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 @ginidietrich  @kevinfawley  @geoffliving it's about fricken time you got down here. looking forward to it!

2 years, 4 months ago on #FollowFriday: Kevin Fawley

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 @kevinfawley Ready to start the weekend after an amazingly long week. Wednesday sounds like a plan. Shoot me a DM with some deets and I'll put it on the calendar.

2 years, 4 months ago on #FollowFriday: Kevin Fawley

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Thats odd, Siri calls me the same thing! Good round-up Gini.

2 years, 4 months ago on Gin and Topics: Customers As Muppets and PR Are Not Liars

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 @jasonkonopinski It's funny you say that. @ginidietrich and I met when she was on a panel during a conference I was attending years back and a mutual friend sent me a tweet asking me to pass along some well-wishes after the session. Def. a small world.

 

2 years, 4 months ago on #FollowFriday: Kevin Fawley

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 @ginidietrich I'm sure I have NO idea what you're talking about. :)

 

On a more serious note, DC is becoming more and more of a hot-bed of really intense interactive marketing talent. Seeing some of our greats like Kevin get noticed is really cool.

2 years, 4 months ago on #FollowFriday: Kevin Fawley

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 @ginidietrich I don't know if I could handle a blog post mention. I'm entirely too shy for something like that.

2 years, 4 months ago on #FollowFriday: Kevin Fawley

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 @ginidietrich It is always awesome to see you give props to someone from my hood.

 

Kevin - Nice to meet you. I've been looking into getting hooked up with our chapter of SMC, lets connect for a lunch/beer sometime.

2 years, 4 months ago on #FollowFriday: Kevin Fawley

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 @TheJackB  @ginidietrich do ya think she could make through an entire FBQ using a pirate accent without cracking up?

2 years, 4 months ago on Carnival Cruise Lines Silent About Latest Accident

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I made the mistake of reading @TheJackB 's comment before writing this so now I've got bad pirate songs stuck in my head and visuals of Gini wearing an eye patch.

 

I keep going back and forth in my head as to whether or not this is intentional on their part, or just poor execution.

 

One thing I keep going back to is regardless of how important it is to communicate with consumers, if they truly are in a hostile area with minimal ways to protect themselves or their passengers, they need to stay as quiet as possible. Handle the PR later, but for right now, concentrate on getting everyone in a safe place.

2 years, 4 months ago on Carnival Cruise Lines Silent About Latest Accident

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Hi Jack, my humans calls me Yankee (or Bonk because I like to run head-first into stuff), I'm a 5 month old yellow lab. One of my humans read this to me and I wanted to agree that Dogbook is full of fakes. Rumor has it, the cat down my street is pretending to be a lab in order to lure unsuspecting pups into her layer of EVIL. Anyway, my human is getting tired of typing now so wish your mom a happy birthday and nice meeting you.

2 years, 5 months ago on Happy Birthday to Me from Jack Bauer

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@Griddy gave us 5 awesome ways, please allow me to offer a few more (there are some good ones in here)... http://ifaq.wap.org/society/sayno.html

2 years, 9 months ago on Five Effective Ways to Say No

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@Griddy Thank you for considering me for this opportunity but unfortunately I'm unable to do so. however, @balemar is an excellent writer and someone I believe beyond capable of exceeding your needs.

2 years, 9 months ago on Five Effective Ways to Say No

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@Griddy@wabbitoid I think thats a whole other post in and of itself. "Top 5 Excuses I'll Use to Get You To Do My Homework"

2 years, 9 months ago on Five Effective Ways to Say No

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@wabbitoid or..."Hell no I won't help you out while you sit on a beach and I'm stuck here in the snow". I mean, either way works I guess. :)

2 years, 9 months ago on Five Effective Ways to Say No

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Think of how often have you heard from a peer at work or exec "I know we shouldn't do this but think of all the doors this business might open" and now think of how many times you've heard someone say "Wow, I know we took it in the shorts in the beginning, but look at how lucrative this relationship has become".

Nuff said. Print this post and put it on that peer/exec's desk.

2 years, 9 months ago on Five Effective Ways to Say No

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With the walls of each digital specialty breaking down and each specialty becoming inter-dependent of another, to say someone is an expert in one is becoming less and less possible. That said, I do think specialists exist in SEO, paid search, email marketing, social, media etc. but to be an EXPERT, you really need to have a solid handle of each. 10 years ago, that wasn't the case but now... @ginidietrich @glenn_ferrell

2 years, 9 months ago on Using Google AdWords to Test Your Messaging

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@Marcus_Sheridan If you're running true ad split tests, able to set up a search/network campaign, can nagivate down to specifying if you want your ads to show on mobile or not and can actually specify quantitatively that it has been working for you...you might be a red ne...no, thats something else...you have what I'd consider a higher-than normal knowledge of the system.

What I've seen many times over are those who struggle through getting a campaign set up, but don't have any idea how Google uses their budget to throttle impressions, how to look for keywords or even set the dates that they want their ads to run.

If you don't know the correct ad types, network settings or budgets for your campaigns, what you think is a success could be an absolute waste of money but you wouldn't know because you don't know what a "success" really looks like.

@ginidietrich

2 years, 9 months ago on Using Google AdWords to Test Your Messaging

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Yeah, us SEO pros hang out with Bigfoot, the Tooth Fairy and play poker with elves every Thursday night. @ginidietrich @glenn_ferrell

2 years, 9 months ago on Using Google AdWords to Test Your Messaging

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Great article and a great idea. I do want to emphasize that trying this without an intimate knowledge of adwords is not advised.

2 years, 9 months ago on Using Google AdWords to Test Your Messaging

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SERIOUSLY?!? I didn't hear about that. Wow. #jackass @ginidietrich @rustyspeidel

2 years, 9 months ago on Gin and Topics: The Dwarf-Tossing Ban

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I think she uses the PAID version of Klout score. @deleted_91832_Sean McGinnis @ginidietrich

2 years, 9 months ago on Gin and Topics: The Dwarf-Tossing Ban

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Random question. Are those who regularly comment/post on SpinSucks.com considered Spinsuckers?

2 years, 9 months ago on Gin and Topics: The Dwarf-Tossing Ban

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As a dwarf, I am personally offended that you even added this to your post. @ginidietrich @WordsDoneWrite

2 years, 9 months ago on Gin and Topics: The Dwarf-Tossing Ban

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I think Gini's blog ranking just dropped 10 pts with the mention of that football team of which I shall not repeat. @deleted_91832_Sean McGinnis @HowieG @ginidietrich @TheJackB

2 years, 9 months ago on #FollowFriday: Howie Goldfarb

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Wouldn't that be character reaffirmation? @HowieG @ginidietrich @JoyFull_deb

2 years, 9 months ago on #FollowFriday: Howie Goldfarb

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Don't get me started on the Lions. #Thatisall.

2 years, 9 months ago on Gin and Topics: The Dwarf-Tossing Ban

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@ginidietrich Wait just a second here. You failed to mention that @HowieG is a Mets fan. I really need to reconsider following him now. I knew it was too good.

@TheJackB

2 years, 9 months ago on #FollowFriday: Howie Goldfarb

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Mid-20's? Seriously? I'll take that as a compliment...I think. I'm really just an old sarcastic bastard looking for an excuse to take a nap.@ginidietrich @HowieG

2 years, 9 months ago on #FollowFriday: Howie Goldfarb

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Hey Howie, go to google.com/dashboard and you should see it. It's the second section of the page. DM @levi_wardell if you still can't find it. @HowieG @ginidietrich

2 years, 9 months ago on Measuring PR Results On a Shoestring Budget

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I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Sir Howie. Guess I need to hang around SS a little more.

Hey Howie, I shall now begin stalking you on the Twitter machine. dun dun dunnn.

2 years, 9 months ago on #FollowFriday: Howie Goldfarb

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Google also has something they call Me On The Web that can be found after you log in account and view your Google Account dashboard.

Also, check out Andy Beal's product called Trackur (trackur.com). It is one of the better reputation management tools that I've found offering a free side.

2 years, 9 months ago on Measuring PR Results On a Shoestring Budget

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@Lisa Gerber there's a whole new post in that called "why I hate systems like ping.fm"

2 years, 9 months ago on Five Ways to Make Your Content Multi-Task For You

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Okay, first off... Mr. T... EPIC points for that.

Second, we struggle with this very question here every day. Why? because there is a fine line that must be traveled between allowing content to multi-task and redundancy devaluing the different channels/vehicles you use to speak with and to your audience.

We have found a couple things that work well for us like taking a strong blog post and creating a presentation out of it, placing it on your favorite presentation sharing portal and allowing that to drive more search and social traffic.

We also like video. For some of our clients who have multiple locations we can use content to generate video ideas that each location will create and send to us. That allows us to have a local spin on a global topic.

Then there is the "oh, I should post this on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, MySpace (because I can't let go of my bedazzled page of awesomeness), Tumblr, friendster and every other random social platform so they can all see it. To this all I can say is, sharing that a piece of content has been created is important, but please, for all that is holy, don't use the same language every single time.

And yes Gini, I'm working today so ZIP IT. :)

2 years, 9 months ago on Five Ways to Make Your Content Multi-Task For You

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Two word comments to increase his comment numbers? :0 @MSchechter @Lisa Gerber

2 years, 9 months ago on Brand Bullying: A Tale of Ragu and Social Media

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While I agree for the most part, a blog post on how Ragu messed up would have gained respect, gotten his point across and everyone would have left the situation a better person. Sure, he had every right to respond, I think he just took it too far. @Chris McNamara

2 years, 9 months ago on Brand Bullying: A Tale of Ragu and Social Media

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I think I'm going to register the domain FUFUragu.com and make sure everyone knows that the original FURagu.com was a bit much.

One of the biggest hurdles while trying to educate a brand (or herd kittens as it often feels like) on digital is that just because you can do something at the speed of light, doesn't mean you should. Just as you said, taking the time to test, LISTEN (if you haven't, go read today's earlier post from Gini) and make adjustments. I think Ragu could have saved themselves a lot of heartache if they had taken a step back and used some common sense.

Now, for all those haters out there looking to jump on a brand and create the next digi-fiasco, go find an original way to get yourself known. Let go of the bitterness and grab on to a cold one. It will do us all a bit of good.

Cheers Mr. Schechter, twas a good read.

2 years, 9 months ago on Brand Bullying: A Tale of Ragu and Social Media

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I can't wait to read part two! @ginidietrich @SocialMediaDDS

2 years, 9 months ago on Eight Tools for Social Media Listening

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Yes, but will it be there when I show up on the 9th of November? Something tells me not a chance in hell. @ginidietrich @Lisa Gerber

2 years, 9 months ago on Eight Tools for Social Media Listening

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I dunnnnnoooo, I might need to get into this wine and chocolate conversation... @ginidietrich @Lisa Gerber

2 years, 9 months ago on Eight Tools for Social Media Listening

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Thanks. I use this rule in Google Analytics all the time too. With GA, I look at the same metric from a high, mid and deep level report. GA loves to shift data depending on how deep the report is that you're looking at. @Lisa Gerber

2 years, 9 months ago on Eight Tools for Social Media Listening

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Gini, you scare me sometimes...lol. @ginidietrich @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing

2 years, 9 months ago on Eight Tools for Social Media Listening

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@Incredible_Eye_Care do you have a free seomoz account? They have some good tools for SEO too that can help you out. On a side note, are you following @eyeinfo ? He has some great insight into search and social for your industry.

2 years, 9 months ago on Eight Tools for Social Media Listening

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These are some great recommendations. I have a few ideas I'd like to recommend.

1) Triangulate your data. With an understanding that "free" typically means limited, do not rely too heavily on a singular source. Try to use a minimum of three tools that will give a slightly different perspective on the same metric (or very similar metrics that tell the same story).

2) Read between the lines...of data. Know that many of these services are giving you free tools to persuade you back to their paid products. Hubspot has a killer set of free tools that I have no issue with most of the time. I have seen, however, inconsistent reporting for the sake of driving me back to their paid side.

3) Analysis paralysis is a bitch. Each one of us has a little A.D.D. child in our head and when it comes to looking at the amazing amount of data that can be culminated surrounding a brand online, it can become difficult to focus on the meaningful information. Before you ever crack open Twendz, blog/website grader or even Google Analytics for that matter, jot down what exactly you are looking for. That way, when an hour has passed and you're not sure what you really came in to look for, you can refer back and go OH YEAH!.

4) Excel is your friend. Keep track of the specific metrics you're looking at in a separate document. This way you will have multiple data points of a longer period of time. Not only will this help you get a larger picture of what is going on, you'll be able to see what tools really help you find what you're looking for and what tools may not be as dependable as you once thought.

K, back to my Philly cheese steak. :)

Great job G!

2 years, 9 months ago on Eight Tools for Social Media Listening

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@Erin F. I could most definitely see my fav. comic character (Calvin) running from a soda machine!

2 years, 11 months ago on Public Relations for Sharks

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I wonder if there is an actual scientific name for those people who have a phobia of vending machines. I mean hey, if they are on this list, I'm sure there is someone out there with night terrors of a coke machine following them around town.

2 years, 11 months ago on Public Relations for Sharks

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I think many people look at what Klout is asking you to do rather than why they are asking you to do it. It's not that Klout will determine your authority based only on your content volume (while it is indeed a variable), but simply that without content volume, you can not have authority. The more content you share, the better Klout is able to understand if you have people who are listening to you, and therefore determine your impact on your audience.

That all said, what other recommendations do you ( et al), think Klout could give in this type of notice that would also improve that which they are truly attempting to refer to (a level of authority and impact). Here are a couple of my recommendations:

- Try more personalized commentary when RT'ing someone or something

- Be complimentary towards someone or something new every day

3 years, 1 month ago on Online Influence Is More Than Just Social Media Activity

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@ginidietrich Plancast what? Just as there is a problem in development where functionality is used for the sake of "cool" functionality, we also see something similar in social media where people use functionality for the sake of using it without thinking it through first.
There are good ways to use systems like Plancast but alas, with the good always comes evil.

3 years, 4 months ago on Facebook Is Sharing Your Home Address and Phone Number

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, its all about common sense. If you decide to put information in a social environment you must first acknowledge that it will be open for all to see, use and possibly exploit.

I really have a hard time when someone puts their entire life on FB or any other major social portal, then complains that their info isn't private. I'm not saying that is being done here but I've read a few different articles hit the wire bitching about this.

3 years, 4 months ago on Facebook Is Sharing Your Home Address and Phone Number

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::stands up:: Hi, My name is Levi and I'm an over-achiever.

On most days I go through my list of what needs to be accomplished, then quickly switch over to my list of what the collateral damage may be and prioritize based on what I'm willing to sacrifice to get something done. Sometimes its another project, other times its simply a lunch meeting. Either way, I've acknowledged this recently as an issue I need to rectify and find it ironic that I read this while the topic is so prominent in my thoughts.

Gini, this is the 3rd time you've done this and I'd appreciate it if you would so kindly get out of my head. There is barely enough room in here for me.

::sits down::

3 years, 4 months ago on Overachieving vs. High Performing

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@Brendon I think you just hit the nail on the head. I've been going 'round and 'round in my head as to WHY Facebook would choose this show to make the announcement. I can name a few other ways FB could have hit at the heart of their core audience.

Fact is, the folks influenced by 60 minutes are still somewhat of a small, but growing, segment of FB users. This was a new-biz move.

That also sheds interesting light on why they decided to allow the release before the announcement. My guess is that the assessment was done and ye ole PR folks recognized the risk of not being able to go back to that vehicle again as small and dispensable. They know thats not their core audience.

Question is, would they ever do such a thing to Mashable or any other major media tied to their core?

3 years, 7 months ago on The Facebook PR Mess with “60 Minutes”

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I'm a fan of TSA only because I have relatives that work for them. Other than that, yeah it can be a pain in the butt-scan. They are a true government agency and run like one.

That being said, did you REALLY link to Brett Favre's junk? I was too afraid to click on the link.

3 years, 8 months ago on TSA X-Rays, Enhanced Pat-Downs, and Traveling

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@Sushi @ginidietrich LOL that ain right

3 years, 9 months ago on I’m the Smartest Person In the Room!

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@ginidietrich @wabbitoid Don't worry, I just posted this article to all 4323 social profiles I own (I have to have that many to maintain my social media ninja status) with the title "Social Media Marketing Expert/Maven is The Single Smartest Guru in The Room". I'm sure the link juice from my social spam profiles will have you ranking for all of those terms in no time!

3 years, 9 months ago on I’m the Smartest Person In the Room!

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@ginidietrich @barryrsilver Why doesn't this surprise me? :)

3 years, 9 months ago on I’m the Smartest Person In the Room!

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@bradmarley I agree to a point brad. No one should concentrate on lists, but list count can become an indicator of influence and reach. More commenly, lists are used by those who create them to organize those they feel should be categorized into a meaningul group.

From a business perspective, concentration on building influence is important and understanding the KPI's that act as signals is equally important. To that end, creating a push for list placement isn't always a bad thing, but it should be done with supplimental efforts to generate reach and influence through other channels simultaneiously.

3 years, 9 months ago on I’m the Smartest Person In the Room!

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I just felt bad. At the time there was only one lonely comment and I didn't want it to sit around all by itself. :) Besides, it was a pretty decent article too.

3 years, 9 months ago on I’m the Smartest Person In the Room!

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Its true, there are a good number of self proclaimed esssperts out there [mental note, go check twitter profile]. That said, they really don't bother me that much. Not only do these jokers provide plenty of opportunities for a good laugh, they also make it easier to win new business by showing solid experience.

On a similar note, I recommend to you and your readers that you go check out something @seosmarty just posted on Twitter about guest blogging. It goes right along with what you're saying about displaying your authority on a subject matter. http://bit.ly/cem9hj

3 years, 9 months ago on I’m the Smartest Person In the Room!

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