How Authority SEO Uses Social Media To Market It’s Clients

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Many small businesses are beginning to understand the power of social media tools and tactics. Studies by eMarketer reports that 260,000 small businesses across the US and Canada are employing social media tactics. Furthermore 51% of small businesses are using social media for professional social networking. They are using tools like LinkedIn, Facebook,  and 28% are involved in microblogging using tools like Twitter. There are things to think about before starting. The most important is your time. Viral marketing through social media really requires a lot of original content and a great amount of time each day and you have to understand the value of … [Read more...]

Social Media in the New Search Engine Optimization Game

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More and more social media makes headlines with an increase in users and online visibility.  You also see now on tv commercials company's social media icons like Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter.  Not to mention Myspace which used to be a big player has just relaunched their website into a completely new interface with hopes of regaining some of its earlier market share.  For business owners the question becomes how to best use social media to in the end increase the bottom line. As it stands right now Google shows Twitter updates in its regular search engine results page and is the main feature of its real time search boxes.  Also, Bing incorporates Facebook … [Read more...]

Spam in Twitter Trending Topics

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On the right hand navigation of your Twitter profile is trending topics.  A nice snapshot of the most tweeted topics on Twitter for the day.  The idea is sound as I like to see what people are saying about current news and events though now I stay away because the trending topics is full of spam. I believe spam is the #1 threat to Twitter.  Twitter needs to get a handle on the automatic spam that is every where in Twitter.  You now have to very careful when clicking on a link in trending topics as it could send you to a site ready to dump spyware and viruses onto your computer.  I personally use Trend Micro for security which prevents me from opening … [Read more...]

9 Interesting Facts About Twitter

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Twitter.com has seen rapid growth in new accounts in 2009 with every media outlet and celebrity promoting it.  With all the media hype surrounding Twitter, Sysomos Inc, social media analysis company, to a look at the 11.5 million Twitter accounts presently tweeting or we believe they are tweeting. The average Twitter account with more than 1,750 followers tweets more than 10 times a day 9 Interesting Facts About Twitter 72.5% of all Twitter accounts were created in the first half of 2009 85.3% of Twitter members tweet less than once a day 21% of Twitter accounts are blank with no posts 93.6% of Twitter profiles have less than 100 followers and 92.4% … [Read more...]

The Science of Retweets and How to Get Them

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Retweeting or the act of re-posting a particular microblog post you like in Twitter seems simple enough.  If there is a post that you really like from a Twitter profile you are following you simply retweet their post to send it to your followers.  You may see many websites like Authority SEO which displays the number of retweets that each post gets. How do I get my tweet retweeted The goal of posting in Twitter is you want readers to find your information like it enough to want to share it with their friends and followers.  This is why what makes a good post worthy of being retweeted is important if you want to increase your online visibility through … [Read more...]

Twitter Promotion Beats Michael Jackson #moonfruit

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Companies are becoming more clever on creating publicity using Twitter.  It started with SquareSpace a blogging software company offered one free iPhone a day for 30 days for people to retweet them and has been taken to a new level by Moonfruit.  Moonfruit is giving away 10 Macbook Pro's over the next 10 days.  They state they will deliver them to your doorstep as SquareSpace send gift cards instead of real iPhones. Retweet this post and you will be eligible for free Macbook Pro computer To win you have to use the hashtag: #moonfruit in one of your Twitter posts.  Moonfruit is picking one winner per day with winners being announced at @moontweet. What is … [Read more...]

3 Steps to More Twitter Followers

By now I know you have heard of Twitter.  Twitter has become all the rage, though you start your account and now it is how do I get followers.  There is two ideas around followers before we get to how to get them.  You have to decide what type of followers you want. You may think that having thousands of followers is great.  It could be.  What would thousands of followers mean to your company if they were empty followers.  What do I mean empty followers?  You can easily tell the difference between a follower who is interested in your posts and a spammer or even just someone hoping to increase their own Twitter account who cares nothing about what you are … [Read more...]

Worm in Fake Twitter Invite Creates Havoc – Warning

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A warning has been spreading through the social networks reporting of a worm hidden in fake Twitter invite emails.  Symantec releases that the malicious email has a attachment which when downloaded unleashed a viscous worm that captures your email addresses and digs its way into your removable hard drives and shared folders. Look out for email saying "Your friend invited you to twitter!", and the fake Twitter email address is invitations @twitter.com.  Instead of a link the email carries an attachment with a zip file.  One downloaded onto your computer havoc will ensue. The issue with this worm is that it isn't spreading through the Twitter.com website or … [Read more...]

Blog Comments with Facebook and Twitter Accounts on your Posts – 2 Min SEO

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Comment on Posts Using Facebook and Twitter with Disqus

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Authority SEO has added the service of DISQUS to offer visitors even more flexibility in commenting on posts.  Disqus is a comment feature company used by popular websites like LifeScript.com and Laughingsquid.com to organize and make it easier for people to comment on blog posts. For good coversations on posts it is helpful to know who you are.  With DISQUS service you can now post comments using your Twitter or Facebook account.  Many people stay logged into these two social media while they read online and can instantly increase the visibility of their profiles by adding good comments.  Check it out and post a comment on one of Authority SEO's posts. One … [Read more...]

The Problems with Over Doing Social Media for Your Business

Twitter is all the rage.  Everyone is tweeting now on who knows what from celebrities to serious news anchors.  Do you remember when MySpace was the biggest thing around?  The problem with social networks is they come and go so you have to keep up with what is the current one that is generating traffic. Myspace is now laying off jobs as they are over saturated with employees expecting their rocket growth to continue. I am not saying not to have a presence on the social networks far from it.  What I am saying what will not come and go is a consistent approach to building your own successful website.  If you spend too much of your resources on social media … [Read more...]

Authority SEO is Now on Twitter

Authority SEO has officially joined the Twitter revolution.  If you want to get tweets from Authority SEO please follow our new Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/authorityseo. You can get up to date on the latest projects Authority SEO is working on from new social sites, blogs, forums, and more. If you want to know what search engine optimization work Authority SEO is up to then please follow us on Twitter. … [Read more...]

Top 10 Social Media Websites

With the proliferation of social media sites like Facebook there importance and influence on ecommerce and overall web traffic has increased.  One thing to keep in mind is that how social media content is being used is still in its infancy.  For those that understand the key aspects of each social media site can take advantage of the traffic social experiences offers.   Before you start dumping content into social media remember people can tell the difference right away from blatant self promotion of your business and real interaction. Now that you are going to start social media strategies begin with how you are going to measure success.  Social media … [Read more...]

New Social Site for Brides Planning Their Weddings

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Authority SEO launches Bridal Space for Bridal Online Store.  Bridal Space is new social site just for brides getting married.  Now, you can chat, share ideas, and more all in one site. Bridal Space allows brides to add videos, photos, blogs, messages, and more to interact with other women going through the same life changing event, your wedding.  You can even add your Twitter feed into your Bridal Space site so you can edit and review all your social media from one site. If you are getting married please visit Bridal Space and join the fun with Wedding101 by Bridal Online Store. … [Read more...]