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What is Inbound Marketing?

Book Review
The 7 Essentials to Content Marketing

 Free eBook “Content is the currency of social.” – Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company (at Dreamforce Conference 2012) Originally posted to Social Media Today. In what was one of the most socially-spirited Dreamforce conferences ever, Scott Monty’s statement last week was one of the most universally resounding. This, because the shift we’re seeing today is all […]

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Social Media Optimization is Part of Good SEO

Social media optimization (SMO) is an entirely new concept dealing with all the methods that can be used to create publicity, referral traffic, and bookmarking of your website using social media tools.  Things like social book-marking, up-voting (or down-voting), content tagging, sharing, liking, RSS feeds and similar all constitute social media activity.  For the author, […]

Inbound Marketing
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Inbound Marketing and Why It Works

What Is Inbound Marketing, Anyway? Inbound marketing is the practice of online marketing that deliberately uses a combination of search engine optimization (SEO), various social media channels, and blogging to publish content that people will seek-out, find and engage with.  The concept of Inbound marketing was first introduced to me by HubSpot, and from their founders’ […]

Digital Trends SMB’s Need to Know [Infographic]

Business owners will be familiar with the process. They hear about the latest digital trend that is a must for every business and they worry they are falling behind the curve. Many of them will read articles online about how x, y and z are the future – their head will be spinning trying to […]

Why So Many Businesses Are Failing To Use Social Media For PR

You probably know this already – social media is fundamental for attaining success in the online environment. Considering that we live in the 21st century and 73% of adult people have at the very least one type of social media account, it’s safe to say that businesses now understand the power of these channels. However, […]

What is “Free” Really Costing You?

Who doesn’t like free stuff? Most people can hardly resist free apps and software, especially when it is so easy to download. But did you know “free” could cost your cyber security big time? In 2014, it was found that several flashlight apps were being used to spy on smartphone users. These apps, designed by […]

Guest Post
When Employees Back Their Brand as Social Media Ambassadors

Written by: Disha Dinesh The perfect business plan is the one that writes itself with little support from you or external factors. Essentially, it is leveraging available resources and filling all the right gaps in your market – from production and marketing perspectives. Your organization has untapped social capital in its employees. Did you know that […]

Click Fraud: Are Bots Eating Your Ad Budget? [Infographic]

We all know that the prospect of someone hacking your computer is bad news, but although most of us will quite rightly rush to check that our bank account hasn’t been drained of cash or our passwords haven’t been compromised, there is another issue that doesn’t grab the headlines, but has wider implications, namely the […]

Brand Management
5 Trends in Social Media Branding for 2017

In such a dynamic industry like social media marketing is, it is difficult to predict trends with 100% accuracy. However, we can get an idea of what they are likely to be based on recent developments. Rather than speculate on potential breakthroughs in technology that may be some way off (such as artificial intelligence in […]

Andre Bourque (SocialMarketingFella) is Editor Emeritus of Technorati.

He covers emerging trends and news in social, mobile, cloud, and related technologies.

Based in San Francisco, he can be contacted via his social channels and at:


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