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blogging: Powerful Tweeting Techniques To Drive Traffic To Your Blog - 07/06/09 11:40 AM
Image by magia3e via Flickr I found this a great start to giving ideas on how to use Twitter to drive traffic to your blog or website. What's best about using Twitter, is that it can gain some speedy viral sharing, via retweeting and reposting. I've used Twitter for just a short time and found that I've already seen an increase in my traffic to my blog posts. There has been increase when used with video as well and I'll be posting my daily video blog here shortly. Some of the first 5 tips are: Communicate a benefit Blogs have been (4 comments)
blogging: "What's the FOUR Letter Word Asked Most About Social Media?" Video - 07/02/09 06:39 PM
What is the FOUR Letter Word Asked About Most Frequently Regarding Social Media, at Social Media Marketing Seminars and Classes throughout the United States? (As originally posted on my blog at blog.pdxloan.com) It's all revealed at the 1:45 mark in this video blog post by Ed Bisquera, Mortgage Matchmaker & Social Media Guy. Quote of the day: Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength. ~George Henry Lewes • Today's Mortgage Rates Watch & Real Estate/Mortgage News Rates look like they are sitting fairly stable at the 5.375-5.625% range (5.77%-5.99% APR) on a Conventional 30 YR Fixed Loan, (4 comments)
blogging: Facebook announces Unique Vanity URL's for users - 06/10/09 10:57 AM
I came across a post recently about the fact that Facebook will be offering Vanity Facebook URL's, starting this Friday, June 12th at 9 pm for registration. You can read more at the Facebook blog and you'll want to bookmark the registration page, to secure your vanity ID right away. Here's the short of it: You're able to create a Vanity URL like http://www.facebook.com/edbisquera (no, it's not registered yet, but you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be registering it on Friday at 9:01 PM!) and you can do the same for Facebook business pages as well. So make sure and mark on your (6 comments)
blogging: Microblogging (ie Twitter) for business - A Video Interview - 01/02/09 06:40 PM
I find that many are embracing Twitter and other Social Media Marketing options. From all the posts I read on Activerain and other outside blogs, I come to agree that "microblogging" like using Twitter may seem small and a waste of time, but I think if done correctly can be useful. Another great post is from Chris Brogan that talks about goals for 2009 and social media can be the delivery method for those goals you create. On to the video below...enjoy! Ed Microblogging’s name may include a term meaning “small,” but it’s a rather big deal. Laura Fitton, the CEO (3 comments)
blogging: 5 Benefits of blogging/Facebook for business (& real estate) in a recession... - 12/31/08 02:31 PM
I came across this video on 5 benefits for blogging and why a business should have a blog. I think it pertains equally well to us Activerain blog users and to our outside blogs as well as how re-blogging to Facebook using an application such as Simplaris Blogcast and the Activerain connection to Twitter, can benefit in many ways. Since we are all trying to maximize our efforts, time and money, the 5 simple benefits are really quite easy to understand and I find most active bloggers on Activerain are experiencing some, if not all of these benefits already. What are (4 comments)
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