Thursday, September 29, 2011

Say Goodbye to Facebook Reviews & Discussion Tabs

Facebook has announced as of October 31st, Reviews and Discussions tabs will be removed from Facebook Pages.

What is the reason for this?

Facebook explains this change is a way to make Facebook Pages better. This is their attempt to aid in making the management of your Page as effective as possible.

Additional details from Facebook include:

“We've found that the best way to encourage conversation and feedback is through posts and comments on your Wall. We've removed these tabs for now as we work on tools to help you moderate and filter content. Our goal is to help you manage everything from one powerful place. Stay tuned.”

I think this change is aligned with plans for Facebook Timeline for brands

What are your thoughts on this change? Will this affect your Facebook community strategy?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Presents Ten Leading SEO Strategies and Tactics

This Wednesday Webinar, presented by Jay Berkowitz, CEO of, will provide Ten Leading Strategies and Tactics for Natural Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

This webinar will cover how to read the minds of prospective consumers, how to use tools to measure how Google reads your site, website build best practices for SEO , keyword research, link building, meta tags and the new Google Panda update.

This free webinar will take place Wednesday, September 28, 2011 from 12:30pm EDT – 1:30pm EDT. To register and for more information please visit: Ten Leading SEO Strategies and Tactics

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My First Thoughts on Facebook Timeline

Announced today, Facebook is completely overhauling its profiles with Facebook Timeline.

Facebook Timeline is defined as:

The story of your life

• All your stories
• All your apps
• Express who you are

The Facebook Timeline is being portrayed as a new way to express who you are. The cover photo affords you the opportunity to tell the story of who you are without even reading anything about you. You will now be able to visually learn someone’s story just by scrolling through their timeline. For example, a traveler’s timeline versus a chef’s timeline will now jump off the page at you – pictures from around the world and snapshots of delicious food dishes.

Do I personally want to invest the time into documenting my entire life on a social network? I’m not completely convinced right now. Although I do see this as an attempt for Facebook to try to emotionally connect with me, I’m not sure that I’m ready to catalog my life.

Did you miss the f8 conference? You can find the entire recording here:

Watch below for an introduction to the Facebook timeline:

The New Facebook

Are you watching this? How will Facebook make even more changes? Check this out - I will recap after.

Get response with an autoresponder

"What do I need an autoresponder for?"  That's a question that you will face over and over again as a TrafficWave affiliate.  Of course, TrafficWave is an MLM business with a digital product.  But that product just happens to be what every Internet Marketing pro uses on a daily basis.  In other words, if someone asks, "Why do I need an autoresponder?", you should answer with a question of your own:  "Are you truly serious about online business?"

If you have a website, blog or online ad without a capture form (or at least a link to one), then you are throwing all your work and money right down the drain.  You work so hard to get traffic to your sites, but if you can't (or won't) capture the email addresses of those visitors, how will you ever market to them again? Your autoresponder should be the foundation of everything that you do with online business.

As far as which autoresponder to use, my choice is obviously TrafficWave - and that's for three reasons:

1)  The affiliate plan blows everyone else away.
2)  Flat-Rate pricing for endless campaigns.
3)  The software works great!

Whether or not you are interested in the Team co-op that I talk about on this blog, and whether or not you care about any other program or tool that I have discussed or recommened in the past, TrafficWave is just a no-brainer.  Because if you don't think you need an autoresponder in this industry, then I just don't believe that you're truly serious.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Presents Neuro Web Design: What Makes Them Click?

This Wednesday Webinar, provided by Dr. Susan Weinschenk, will explore the real reasons people decide to go to a website, return to a website, refer a site to others, make a purchase, register, etc.

Dr. Weinschenk has a Ph.D. in Psychology and has over 30 years of experience in applying psychology to web design. In this session, Dr. Susan Weinschenk will share insights from her book, Neuro Web Design: What Makes Them Click?, including research on the unconscious decisions users make when visiting websites.

This free webinar will take place Wednesday, September 21, 2011 from 12:30pm EDT – 1:30pm EDT. To register and for more information please visit: Neuro Web Design: What Makes Them Click?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Just What We Want, More Ads!

Twiiter's Promoted Tweets program is expanding!!! you may see ads from people you don't even follow!
Ads can now apprear:
  • At the top of relevant search results pages on
  • In search results for a Promoted Trend.
  • Users’ “home” timelines.
  • Official Twitter clients.
  • Third-party Twitter clients.

The good new is that Promoted Tweets will only appear once at the top of the user timeline. Just like other tweets, it will scroll down the stream like any other tweet. Also, once a Promoted Tweet appears in a user’s timeline, the user will never see that tweet again.

Happy Tweeting!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Please Fasten Your Seat Belts as Google Debuts Flight Search

Yes, it’s true – Google has another new service.

As a follow up to Google’s acquisition of ITA, it has now released the new Google Flight Search. Currently available to a limited number of U.S. cities, this service will allow you to search for flights by time, destination and compare prices all within the same real time search interface.

Google explains that the Flight Search feature allows you to:

Get super-fast results. Speed is critical to all the things we love on the web, and travel planning should be no exception. Making changes to dates, destinations, and filters should be as fast as we hope you’ve come to expect from Google.

See a simple list of the most relevant flights. Flight Search shows you an easy-to-scan list to help you get to your destination quickly and inexpensively.

Figure out when to travel. Quickly see which travel dates are least expensive by dragging the date selector forward or backward, or check out the bar chart to compare lots of dates at once.

Consider your destination options. Flight Search helps you explore possible destinations, letting you filter them by airline, flight time and price. For example, you can use the map and filters to see where you can go from San Francisco within 3 hours for less than $300.

What are my favorite aspects of this feature?

I appreciate the focus on the speed of the results. You don’t have to wait at an interstitial page watching the “searching for flights” screen any longer. Another aspect to highlight is the focus on pricing. It gives you the ability to locate other flights at nearby airports (that may be at a lower cost) and a calendar feature to quickly find the lowest prices.

Do you see yourself using Google Flight Search?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Presents Advanced Lead, Prospect and Client Acquisition Strategies for a Local Internet Marketing Agency

This Wednesday Webinar provided by Scott Gallagher from Local Marketing Source, LLC, will include strategies acquired over 20 years to win new business from local companies. Initially developed in 2006, Scott will teach his SEO Sales Trail, a systematic solution selling approach earning the right to do business with local companies, including questioning techniques, closing techniques and after sale service strategies.

The webinar will cover strategies in lead acquisition, prospect meetings including pain creation using SEO reports such as the Rank and Link Popularity reports and finally closing techniques such as effective proposal creation and closing questions.

This free webinar will take place Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 12:30pm EDT – 1:30pm EDT. To register and for more information please visit: Advanced Lead, Prospect and Client Acquisition Strategies for a Local Internet Marketing Agency

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Volunteer Work Now Included In LinkedIn Profiles

Announced this week, LinkedIn will now allow its users to add “Volunteer Experience & Causes” to their profiles. This new section of LinkedIn profiles allows users to answer, “What causes do you care about?” and “Which organizations do you support?”

Mashable reports, “The company polled nearly 2,000 U.S. professionals and found that 41% said that when they are evaluating candidates, they consider volunteer work just as much as paid work. Of the hiring managers surveyed, 20% said they gave a job based on a candidate’s volunteer work experience.”

I see this feature as an enhancement to LinkedIn profiles. This has the potential to give causes and organizations additional exposure to gain even more volunteers. And for those who prefer to keep their volunteer work private, this feature is completely optional.

Do you think this feature will give LinkedIn users an incentive to volunteer more? Leave your comments below.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Presents Tips and Tools To Power Up Your Social Media

Are you giving up on social media because it's taking up too much of your time?

Let's face it, social media represents a great opportunity for getting ahead in your business and your career. The challenge is dealing with all the platforms and keeping up with the posts. How can you run a business and participate in social media? What are the best ways to integrate social media into your profession?

In this Wednesday Webinar, we will explore some of the best tools and techniques to help you make the most of your time online. So join us on September 7th and get ready to get social like never before!

This free webinar will take place Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 12:30pm EDT – 1:30pm EDT. To register and for more information please visit: Tips and Tools To Power Up Your Social Media