Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing with SEO

The folks at developed this infographic and named it Little Known Ways to Build High Quality Backlinks in 2014. I’m not sure I like that title… I don’t think companies should focus on building links anymore. Our local search experts at Site Strategics like to say that new strategies require earning links rather than actively building them. More importantly, I believe this infographic combines a ton of tools and distribution sites where you can

Small Business Social Cheat Sheet

I love my peeps over at Column Five, but I think they may have tipped a few many watching reruns of Diggnation. Digg? Really? By any stretch of the imagination, Digg‘s grave has been Dugg and StumbleUpon is the one planting flowers. Too soon? Sorry folks… when the audience leaves, the social app dies. It’s social media evolution. But wait… really… we missed LinkedIn, too? Google Business? Are you kidding me? Perhaps it was something

Blog-Tipping: S.R. Coley

This is a special one! Stephen is a good friend of my son, Bill’s. Stephen is a great guy – very intelligent, very curious, and incredibly patient. I know when he pings me for a question he’s probably already been up a sleepless night so I really enjoy helping him out. Stephen’s blog should get very interesting over the next year as he travels to Germany. Germany is actually known for its lack of bloggers.

The Digg Effect: Conclusion…Does It Help?

When I posted a funny video about Bill Gates and Napoleon Dynamite, my intent was to see what impact that Digg could have on exposing my blog to others. As well, my intent was to show the after effects of the “Digg Effect”. Noah on Okdork is keeping me honest on this one. “The Digg Effect” is the catapult in hits that your site obtains when you submit a story through Digg that other “Diggers”

The Digg Effect: Good Content + Social Networking = BIG HITS

The Digg effect is one that’s often discussed. So many people push to make Digg, but is it really a great method for gaining readership? Here’s what happened when my site was ‘Dugg’.

Television Lows and an Example of How the Web can Help

This month we saw a new low for network television viewership. I have been quite a critic of the mainstream media, having spent my first decade of marketing in the newspaper business. There are signs of change elsewhere, though. The Sci Fi Channel, for instance, has recently posted an Online Pilot for a new cartoon, The Amazing Screw-On Head. They combine the full pilot with a Survey about the show. (If you get a chance,