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Four Things You Can Do Now to Increase Traffic to Your Website

How much web traffic can you generate with 26K Twitter followers, 1K Facebook Fans and a few thousand people in your Google Plus circle? I share from experience: not a lot.Distribution is challenging for publishers. You may write articles that are...

Posted March 30, 2014    

Google Plus Embed Options: How to Integrate G+ Into Your Site

There is a school of thought that asserts that Google Plus shares may be more valuable to the SEO value of your site than other social shares (because of the structure of G+ or affiliation with Google).Google Plus has been around for awhile, but the...

Posted March 20, 2014    

Job Recruiters Use Social to Vet Prospects Rather than Find Them

I found the data in this infographic to be interesting because it’s kind of anti-hype. LinkedIn is a fascinating network (as are Facebook and Twitter of course), but it seems that digital recruitment is still done on job boards rather than social. I...

Posted January 24, 2014    

Everything You Wanted to Know About Millennials But Were Afraid to Ask [INFOGRAPHIC]

I ran six miles today and cut about a minute per mile off my time from last week. This probably says more about my speed last week than it does how fast I went today, but I cut that time off by watching coaching videos on YouTube. I couldn’t have...

Posted January 21, 2014    

Anatomy of a Successful Entrepreneur [INFOGRAPHIC]

With all of the creative web entrepreneurs that one sees everyday online, I thought this was an interesting infographic describing some common characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Of course, odds are most people do better academically in...

Posted December 26, 2013    

Christmas Trivia: The French Write More Letters to Santa than Anyone Else [INFOGRAPHIC]

This infographic is about Christmas commerce, but since it is rendered irrelevant by the fact that there is no more Christmas commerce to be conducted I thought it might be fun to highlight the more trivial points:The French write more letters to...

Posted December 25, 2013    

How to Organically Grow Web Traffic [INFOGRAPHIC]

When building web-content, I’ve found that a lot of the effort that I’ve put into certain projects has been fruitless. Conversely, some of the things I’ve thought would be of nominal value to people turn out to be quite useful.I like this...

Posted December 19, 2013    

Are Your Holiday Social Media Posts Naughty or Nice? [INFOGRAPHIC]

"Promotions are in full gear, the eggnog is flowing, vacation days are calling your name. The holidays are an exciting time. But don't let your guard down when it comes to social media. Check yourself with this flowchart and make sure to share it...

Posted December 9, 2013    

How Twitter Influences Holiday Purchases [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter and shopping go hand in hand. Now I know what you might be thinking: “who says?” or “that’s not what nearly every other study that has looked at Twitter’s impact on shopping reports.”To answer your first question: Twitter says so. To answer...

Posted November 29, 2013    

2/3 of Marketers are Overwhelmed by Marketing Data [INFOGRAPHIC]

As a person who often suffers from analysis paralysis, I’m attuned to the incredible wealth of data that is available to marketers. In his great book The Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver discusses some of the challenges that data points present to...

Posted November 27, 2013    

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Marketer [INFOGRAPHIC]

This is a fantastic infographic by Ian Cleary and his team at RazorSocial. I don’t find it especially useful as a run-down of a SMM’s life so much as a commentary (and chronicle) of the multiple amazing digital tools available at anyone’s disposal...

Posted November 26, 2013    

Best Practices for Creating and Promoting Infographics [INFOGRAPHIC]

This may seem a little meta to have an infographic about infographics, but the best practices that it shares are sound. The most reliable source of infographics that I’ve found is from press releases or direct pitches.I’m curious to know your...

Posted November 25, 2013    

72% of Mobile Users Make Weekly Purchases [INFOGRAPHIC]

 Like any statistics that you see about social media or device usage, this infographic could be wrong. But agnostic of the numbers, this makes a good argument for mobile driving a good part of e-commerce growth.I’m curious to know your thoughts...

Posted November 18, 2013    

Future Internet Growth in Emerging Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you follow the growth of Facebook and many other digital platforms, you are bound to hear that “emerging markets” are driving a lot of growth. With technologies like Raspberry Pi and increasing mobile and broadband connectivity, and with the...

Posted November 6, 2013    

Content Creation for the Lowest Common Denominator [INFOGRAPHIC]

I was so pumped up this weekend to get on Spotify and listen to some music. I’d read in Rolling Stone that Mazzy Star and Nine Inch Nails released new albums and enjoyed listening to their albums. There’s something about Hope Sandoval’s drawl or...

Posted November 4, 2013    

How Alcohol Adversely Impacts Social Media Usage [INFOGRAPHIC]

How does alcohol usage affect social media usage? A tongue in cheek infographic for sure, but it’s good humor. My favorite part was the recommendation to update your LinkedIn after rehydration.I’m curious to know your thoughts on this one.Photo by M...

Posted November 3, 2013    

Think HR Isn’t Monitoring Your Social Media? Think again [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sevnty five percent of recruiters are required to do online research on prospective employees. That’s crazy. A couple of years ago, I had a hard time convincing my boss that promoting a manager who wrote “f my employer” on her myspace page wasn’t a...

Posted October 25, 2013    

Counterintuitive Statistics About Email Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

While email marketing seems like a remnant of the 1990s, there’s a lot of data that suggests that email is very effective, particularly to re-engage past customers. The statistics on this infographic, via Alchemy Worx, seem to substantiate that...

Posted October 18, 2013    

What Google "Hummingbird" Does and Which Sites It Affects [INFOGRAPHIC]

Only in Googleland does the natural order of things go from Pandas to Penguins to Hummingbirds. If the latest Google update has you mystified or concerned, this infographic offers some insight about what Hummingbird purports to do, who it...

Posted October 14, 2013    

The Value of Google Authorship [INFOGRAPHIC]

A lot of futurists point to Google Authorship as an SEO trend for the near future. Conceptually, how this happens may be a little abstract. This infographic does a good job describing the origins of Authorship and the potential for it to be used for...

Posted October 10, 2013    

 
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