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On Why You Need a Steady Flow of Content?

Kenny, thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. As a content author I'm surprised you couldn't find even a morsel of positivity in my thinking :)

You outright dismiss my assertion that "content plays a major role" in one's marketing plan? That "a steady flow of new content ...can help you generate more traffic."

I scoured the text for my use of the word "guarantee" and couldn't find it anywhere! Aside from wondering why you've become so cynical, I'm really more curious about what you suggest people do instead of market with content. Images and video instead of content? What are your suggestions of tactics that "play a major role in one's marketing plan and can help generate more traffic?"

An associate of mine likes to share this infographic with people. Thoughts?

Again, thanks for your comment!

Brad

April 11, 2014    View Comment    

On Has Google Hummingbird Killed SEO As We Know It?

I totally agree Daniel. "Create powerful content with value!"

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

March 20, 2014    View Comment    

On Newcastle Brown Ale: The Best Non-Commercial at the Super Bowl

That certainly doesn't hurt!

February 4, 2014    View Comment    

On CPAs Should Get LinkedIn to Customers, Prospects, Referral Sources and Each Other

Thanks for taking the time to comment Sunday. Obviously, I agree with you and appreciate you sharing the post with others. 

January 29, 2014    View Comment    

On Why Use Social Media When I Get Business from Word of Mouth?

You make some great points John. I don't ususally recommend people rely exclusively on social media for all their marketing. I generally suggest you look at your social media strategy as another tool in your marketing shed. I'm also not aware of "A Tweet, Facebook message or LinkedIn recommendation" getting anyone any business. It's really the follow up that matters, along with your activity on these social sites and the efforts you make to build trust and credibility. Remember, people do business with people, not companies.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post!

January 4, 2014    View Comment    

On Why Use Social Media When I Get Business from Word of Mouth?

Thanks for taking the time to read my post Hailey. You are so right when you say "social media opens up the door for many new opportunities."

January 4, 2014    View Comment    

On Why Use Social Media When I Get Business from Word of Mouth?

Sarah, Those are great additions and I agree that G+ is becoming more important for a variety of reasons. Love your idea about crowdsourcing too!

Thanks for taking the time to read my post!

January 4, 2014    View Comment    

On Why Use Social Media When I Get Business from Word of Mouth?

Paul, You are correct, I absolutely believe that "you can benefit from social media, no matter what business you're in" I'll read my post again, but I don't recall saying that "tweeting will yield new customers equally for a tattoo parlor and a funeral parlor." In the work I do, we don't take a cookie-cutter approach to the strategies we develop for our clients. We perform research and make educated decisions based upon the data we have. For example, I'd want to know if customers of a tattoo parlor are active on Twitter before I recommended that strategy. Maybe they are more active on Pinterest because tattoos are more visual.

Keep your eyes open for that study you're looking for. If it's not already out there, it will be soon.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

January 4, 2014    View Comment    

On Why Use Social Media When I Get Business from Word of Mouth?

Bryan, Thanks for the note. I'll try to have a look at your service and let you know what I think.

January 4, 2014    View Comment    

On MixBit is Competition for Vine and Instagram Video

My pleasure Andy! I'm in the same boat. LEt me know how you like it.

Brad

October 3, 2013    View Comment    

On Social Media and LinkedIn on the Rise

Michael, I think you're correct on all counts! Thanks for taking the time to comment on the post.

All the best,

Brad

August 9, 2013    View Comment    

On The Pepsi Like Machine [VIDEO]

Mark,

You make a great point. It will be interesting to see what Pepsi does with this growing list of Likes as they continue to develop their Facebook strategy. My fear is they will use the list to send targeted emails to people with coupons, "news," etc. instead of really focusing on the development of a vibrant Facebook community. Time will tell.

Thanks for taking the time to provide your insight.

July 9, 2013    View Comment    
 
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