Social Media Marketing- 10 Secrets to Creating a LinkMagnet Tsunami

 

 

 Linkbait.

Gotta love that term.

I prefer another term and am preparing a course on it “LinkMagnet 101.”This is going to teach you in a simple non-geek way how to literally attract hundred of links a day to any site that you have- every time-with  a unique focus. Not hard to do at all, but does take some discipline and work. Many people in social marketing are looking for the ‘easy path” and I have news for you- there is no easy path to social marketing. It takes time and effort, but it will pay off huge if you do what needs to be done.

But there are three rules to creating a LinkMagnet before we go any further:

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Social Media Marketing- The Top 20 Social Media Sites that Can Impact Your Traffic

There are many sites out there in social media and all of web 2.0 has some form of traffic. We as marketers are interested in social traffic, and where it can come from.

Many social media sites carry a TON of traffic and can send a lot your way, if you know the process of developing that traffic flow to your website. Knowing which sites are the most visited can add impact to your social networking and your traffic blueprint you have set up for your website and social media efforts.

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Social Media Marketing- The Most Misunderstood Tool in Social Media-Part 1

The first time I heard this word- a few years ago- I was like- “What in the world?”

I did not know much about it- but since then, have seen the concept take ahold and really rock the social media zone. But the strangest thing happens. Whenever I mention this powerful and traffic blasting tool/software to people  they just laugh and say, “I prefer blogs” or “I prefer facebook.”

Ok. But they are missing on what search engines are LOVING and RSS feeds are cranking out.

The Super Powerful Secret of: The Wiki.

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Social Media Marketing- Cast Your Net on the Other Side of the Boat

Just got back from listening to the pastor.

And thought of an interesting analogy concerning Social media marketing.

No- I am not going to get religious- but go with me for a minute about this analogy. I think that you will like it, and it will make sense.

Whether you believe in the Bible or not, it has powerful transcending life principles that can help guide you to a better life and business. And I like to compare what is written – with today’s world and the social media zone.

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Social Media Marketing- The Incredible Marketing Power of Transparency

Drives Me crazy.

Many marketers today do NOT let people really know what their true intentions are.

Case in point: I get a call from someone asking me to possibly help them with their social media strategies. I have a particular consulting focus and it was within that focus and I said that we should discuss it.

Well…about 3 minutes into it, they start pitching me on a PPC program that I know is not that good. And they pitched…and pitched..and pitched. Finally, I said, “Why didn’t you from the beginning just try and sell me this versus wasting my time with a bait and switch?”

THAT would be refreshing.

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Social Media Marketing- 11 of the Most Critical Words to Utilize in Social Media in 2009

Conversation.

Yep- that is what the core focus is in Social Media.

I have seen just about everyone write about it. Chris Brogan. Scott Monty. Darren Rowse. Brian Solis. Louis Gray. Michelle Macphearson

And the list is nearly endless.

Ok- let’s get REAL. If Social Media marketing is about conversation, then should there not be words that fit in to what the culture of social media is all about?  Should not you paint a picture with your words? Should your words not elicit feelings and emotions?  

Of course they should.

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Social Media Marketing- 2 Quirks of Human Nature that Costs You Dearly

More curious quirks of human nature
to take to the bank in 2009 …

Dear Web Business-Builder,

Last week’s article entitled, Three weird and wonderful little quirks of human nature that can make you richer than Midas in 2009 proved pretty popular. So I figured, hey, why not add a couple more of these gems to your collection?

In that article I talked about leverage … and taking the path of least resistance toward the sale … by harmonizing your sales message with three pre-existing biases we all share as human beings.

Naturally the more of these biases you can leverage the better. So here are a couple more for you to use in your next promotion …

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Social Media Marketing- The First Social Media President-Barack Obama

The First Social Media President.

Barack Obama.

You may agree with him, or not - but he is still the new President of the United States.

And Social Media was one of the Driving Forces in the election. Twitter. facebook. Myspace. Blogs. Podcasts. ustream. And many more social sites that were used by both during the election.

Yes, social media has become a FORCE.

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Social Media Marketing- The Top 10 Mistakes People will make in Social Media in 2009

Here we go again!

Another year and another great possibility! With the election of Obama to the presidency, there is Hope and all are looking for a great future.

But I am sitting here thinking of all the folks in social Media that are going to be frustrated again in their social Media marketing efforts. wondering why they are not getting the traction or friends that they thought they should. And the main reason is that they continue to make the same mistakes  in Social Media as last year.

Are YOU going to do that- I sure hope not. You may not have the power of a Robert Scoble, or the personality of a Gary Vanyerchuck, or the mind of a Chris Brogan, or the networking focus of a Mari Smith or Coach Deb micek. Or even the amazing writing talent of a Scott Monty.

At least not yet.

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Social Media Marketing- FREE Social Media Ebook from Valeria Maltoni

Conversation Agent.

GREAT blog and wonderful writer behind it- Valeria Maltoni.

You may have heard her!

She has a great FREE EBOOK on “Social Media Marketing in 2009″ that is awesome and OFF THE HOOK!!

Here is part of her blog post about it:

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