Archive for May 2010

Hooking Up with LinkedIn

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

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My previous post was about using LinkedIn as an “Online Marketing Power Tool” but it really just scratched the surface.  Since then I’ve discovered a lot of other people talking about the same thing and I wanted to share these resources with you…

Use LinkedIn Effectively

Chris Brogan Blog Post:  LinkedIn is the de facto online social network for business types. The thing is, lots of people are “on there” but aren’t necessarily using it to the fullest. There are books out there about it, like I’m on LinkedIn–Now.
Publish Date: 05/24/2010 1:30

Using LinkedIn for Inbound Marketing | Media Hunter

Media Hunter Blog Post: Up until now I have never really thought about LinkedIn as an inbound marketing tool. However I think I might have to take a fresh look at LinkedIn.
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Online Marketing Power Tools: LinkedIn

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
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Melanie Kissell started the Pink Ladies of Online Marketing and blogged about specific “Online Marketing Power Tools” that she uses regularly.  Then Marcia Hoeck wrote a great post about her recommendations.  Today I decided to start mine, but this will be a continuing series because I want to supply more details on each.

I will be blogging about the power of social networking over the next few posts because social networking has basically changed the way we do business.  And it’s not going to go away.

It’s not about jumping on board just to be there.  It’s about understanding how to use it effectively because it can help you grow your business and is vital to your long term success. This is why I recently started really studying many of the social networks.  I plan on using them to their full potential for myself and my clients.  Since, I’m doing that, I thought I’d share what I learn with you, my readers and subscribers.

Today’s post is about Linked In and how to use it to its full potential, which most people are not doing. Linked In is the dominate business to business network online.  It is social networking for professionals. Read More→

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WordPress, other blogging software and some Content Management Systems come standard with “nofollow” attributes applied to external links and comments.

It all started back in 2005 when Google’s webspam team came up with the concept.

They favored nofollow because they thought it would cut down on comment spam on blogs and prevent spamdexing.

So, what does this mean to you?

I realize that when you interact on another blogger’s site, for instance, that you intend to leave a quality comment — whether it be an additional point, a different opinion, or a simple thank you.  However, there’s also the additional benefit of link building, right?

With nofollow, your link won’t be followed by search engines and thus no link building is happening.

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