Internet Roundup: Top 25; Pros and Cons of Facebook’s Subscribe Feature, Epic Uses of Embedded Tweets, Finding Inspiration on Fast Food, Turning Small Projects Into Big Profit and Email Marketing Services Reviewed.

Facebook Marketing

See What Attracts People to Your Business’s Facebook Page
Content matters. Looks matter. Everything you do on Facebook matters when it comes your customer’s attention and interests.

Continue reading Internet Roundup: Top 25; Pros and Cons of Facebook’s Subscribe Feature, Epic Uses of Embedded Tweets, Finding Inspiration on Fast Food, Turning Small Projects Into Big Profit and Email Marketing Services Reviewed.

Internet Roundup: Top 25; Killer Facebook Campaigns, How to Fix a Twitter Faux Pas, Small Business Predictions for 2012 and a Secret Sauce for Awesome Email Subject Lines.

Facebook Marketing

How To Get 41% More Likes On Your Facebook Posts

Take it to the next level without much effort by following these easy steps. It’s all about understanding.

Continue reading Internet Roundup: Top 25; Killer Facebook Campaigns, How to Fix a Twitter Faux Pas, Small Business Predictions for 2012 and a Secret Sauce for Awesome Email Subject Lines.

Less Tweets and More Followers, Buzzwords You Shouldn’t Use and 50 Tips to Increase Traffic.

Study: The less you tweet, the more followers you get
Proof that sometimes less is more. This is a journalism study, but someone needs to do a marketing one! Who says “I”?

http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/Study_The_less_you_tweet_the_more_followers_you_ge_10052.aspx

9 Buzzwords Your Start-up Shouldn’t Use
When you think about it, it’s hilarious how pretentious we actually sound when we use those words when writing a mission statement for a Startup. Be careful!

http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/9-buzzwords-to-avoid-in-business.html?nav=pop

Foursquare Badges Now Level Up

This is so exciting! Once we have a cool badge we can just add levels. It’s the twist Foursquare users were waiting for.

http://mashable.com/2011/11/14/foursquare-badges-now-level-up/

50 Tips To Increase Traffic To Your Blog

Short, sweet and to the point. Once again we share tips to increase traffic; read these and use them according to your needs.

http://pressography.com/syndicated/50-tips-to-increase-traffic-to-your-blog/

Animated Buttons with CSS3
These little monsters are cool and doable!

 

http://tympanus.net/codrops/2011/11/07/animated-buttons-with-css3/

35 Free Graffiti Fonts That Are Hella Cool

I don’t use the term “hella” but I’m going to agree these fonts are pretty cool… if you’re the graffiti type (pun intended).
http://www.youthedesigner.com/2011/11/14/35-free-graffiti-fonts-that-are-hella-cool/

Facebook Timeline Rollout, Fighting the Freelance Funk and WordPress Guides.

Facebook Timeline Rollout ‘When It’s Ready’: Lavrusik
Julie Andrews from AllFacebook tells us how Vadim Lavrusik’s speech for the Changing Media Landscape panel at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism convinced his audience that volume equals quality. Same idea for Facebook Timeline going 100% public, he says “It will launch when it’s ready.” We can safely assume that it’s not ready yet.
http://www.allfacebook.com/facebook-timeline-subscribe-lavrusik-2011-11

17 Twitter Marketing Tips From the Pros
17 marketing pros share one tip to improve your Twitter presence and gain traffic. Not only to Twitter but your blog/website and attract new customers.
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/17-twitter-marketing-tips-from-the-pros/

 

Email and social media study highlights differences between US and UK
This article highlights the difference between the usage of email, Facebook and Twitter in the UK and the US. The UK cares more about the free stuff than the US, surprisingly!

http://econsultancy.com/us/blog/8250-exacttarget-highlights-differences-in-social-behaviour-from-uk-to-us

Four ways to fight the freelance funk
Sometimes as freelancers we occupy most of our time working (because honestly we can survive on coffee and bagels), and sometimes our brains just give up on the creativity fight. Here’s an article with four tips on how to give yourself a break.

http://www.guerrillafreelancing.com/fight-the-freelance-funk/

Writing WordPress Guides For The Advanced Beginner
If you want to get noticed, write a tutorial. Google “how to…” and you’ll learn “how-to…” So here are great tips that our friends from Smashing Magazine put together to help you bring attention to yourself on the web by improving a WordPress tutorial for the smart folk. By making your tutorials easier to understand, you’ll greatly increase your own Web traffic and enrich the greater WordPress community.

http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2011/11/08/writing-wordpress-guides-for-the-advanced-beginner/

Entrepreneur Quiz, Case Studies, Marketing Automation and Veterans Day.

Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?
A 21 question quiz that will let you know if you should really start your own business or think about something else. Because you should have what it takes and it’s not as easy as it seems.
http://www.entrepreneur.com/personalityquiz

2 Must-Read Facebook Case Studies For Small Business
The North Social case studies for California Wine and Vermont Country Store and how they soaked up 100% of their revenue from their group-buying promo. A well-put study of how a well-put promo should work.
http://www.allfacebook.com/2-must-read-facebook-case-studies-for-small-business-2011-11

 

7 Deadly Sins of Marketing Automation
If you use marketing automation the right way, it will work wonders for you and your business but if you make a mistake, you should prepare to pay for such mistake: it’s “automation” not “automatic.”
http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/28439/7-Deadly-Sins-of-Marketing-Automation.aspx

Websites to increase your WordPress blog traffic and followers
Five websites that will help you gain traffic and increase Twitter followers that are useful. It’s worth the try, all you can lose is a follower that you never had in the first place.
http://www.wpinsite.com/articles/websites-to-increase-wordpress-blog-traffic-followers/

34 Veterans Day Pictures – A Tribute to Our Unsung Heroes
Veterans Day is coming up and the folks from You The Designer shared the best picture-tributes to the American heroes.
http://www.youthedesigner.com/2011/11/07/34-veterans-day-pictures-a-tribute-to-our-unsung-heroes/

Internet Marketing Round-up: 25 of the Week’s Best Marketing Articles: Best Facebook Pages, Twitter-generated ROI and B2C Success for the Holiday Season.

Happy Monday! Here’s our weekly round-up of last week’s and some of the weekend’s best articles for your brain and business to rejoice with.

Facebook Marketing

Once again our friends at HubSpot are doing it right. They found (and shared) amazing Facebook pages to help us get inspiration. They’re all different, they all have different target audiences and strength that we can learn from.

Continue reading Internet Marketing Round-up: 25 of the Week’s Best Marketing Articles: Best Facebook Pages, Twitter-generated ROI and B2C Success for the Holiday Season.

Holiday Marketing Stats, Designer Surveys and Domain Names.

How to Use Facebook Open Graph Apps for Marketing Through the Ticker and Timeline

The gentle Josh Constine from Inside Facebook did us a favour and explained us how to use Open Graph with graphic examples and some strategies to follow.

http://www.insidefacebook.com/2011/11/02/open-grap-ticker-timeline-marketing/

60 Inspirational Holiday Marketing Statistics

Exciting stats!
1) ShopperTrak reported that $10.69 billion was spent on Black Friday 2010, with 212 million shoppers visiting their favorite retailer offline and online.
18) Cyber Monday 2010 saw $1.028 billion of online sales that were made by 9 million shoppers.
52) 31% of smartphone users say they’ll use it to research or compare holiday prices.


http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/28008/60-Inspirational-Holiday-Marketing-Statistics.aspx

via @HubSpot

2011 GraphicDesigner Survey: For the Brilliant Minds Behind the Graphics | You the Designer

Everyone who takes the survey will have a chance to win a Macbook Pro , which is a great incentive.

http://www.youthedesigner.com/2011/10/17/2011-graphic-designer-survey-for-the-brilliant-minds-behind-the-graphics/

3 Ways Facebook Can Help You Get Repeat Shoppers

Can you build relationships during the holiday season and keep them year-round? Here are some helpful tips to do so!

http://www.allfacebook.com/facebook-shopping-repeat-2011-10

How to find a good domain name

Great resources to help you spend less time to find awesome domain names for your next Startup.

http://www.workhappy.net/2011/05/how-to-find-a-good-domain-name.html

Local marketing Tactics for Facebook, “Gold Rush” and New Twitter Ads!

7 Money Saving Ways For Local Businesses To Market Themselves On Facebook
A little advice that can have a huge impact for a small business with big dreams.

Local marketing is different than other marketing, and there are Facebook features that only work with local businesses, so local Facebook marketing has to be different as well.

http://www.allfacebook.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/local-facebook-marketing-business

10 Quick Tips for Photoshop Users
Texture, grid, brushes, layers, etc. Quick lessons that should stay in your brain.

http://designm.ag/resources/quick-photoshop-tips/

Why entrepreneurs should be watching Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush”
Gold Rush is extra interesting to me because it has all the elements of an engaging startup story, but in a completely different context than my world.

A TV programme that allows us entrepreneurs to scream at the television, hoping they’ll hear our advice… One day.

http://www.workhappy.net/2011/11/why-entrepreneurs-should-be-watching-discovery-channels-gold-rush.html

Twitter Adds ‘Top News’ and ‘Top People’ to Search Results
With no word from the official Twitter Blog, it looks like the microblogging service is slowly and quietly rolling out two new features to its search functionality: “Top News” and “Top People.”

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/28446/Twitter-Adds-Top-News-and-Top-People-to-Search-Results.aspx

Like BJ’s Wholesale Facebook Page, Feed The Hungry
If you ‘like’ their Facebook page, the unsold food will end up at a local Feeding America bank instead of a dumpster. Easy karma? I thought so.

http://www.allfacebook.com/like-bj%E2%80%99s-facebook-page-feed-the-hungry-2011-11

Clueless Marketers, Back to Basics, and Awesome Business Cards.

How to Spot a Clueless Marketer

The kind folks over at HubSpot have been good enough to tell you how to tell the difference between a marketer that can actually help you and one that,will just drain your budget.
http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/27944/How-to-Spot-a-Clueless-Marketer.aspx via @HubSpot

Back to Basics:
What Is A QR Code And How Does It Work?

Speaking of the clueless, here in the midwest QR codes are still a growing trend. Many companies and marketers are asking what they are and how they work. Heres a great primer.
http://www.youthedesigner.com/2011/09/29/what-is-a-qr-code-and-how-does-it-work/

 

55 Brilliant Letterpress Business Cards

Low tech is high fashion at the moment. In the world of vista print full color cards are no longer the way to stand out. These oldschool hand produced letterpress cards are “the new black” in business card design.
http://www.youthedesigner.com/2011/09/24/55-brilliant-letterpress-business-cards/

1 In 4 Small Biz Hate Social Media, Love Facebook

Finally business owners are starting to differentiate between the buzz words. Social Media is a concept, not a tool set. Nany small businesses are realizing that being social is hard work but facebook is pretty easy and the returns are easy to track….for now.
http://www.allfacebook.com/facebook-small-business-3-2011-10

Inbound Marketers, No Sleep and Apple’s Simple Marketing Manifesto.

It’s already November, and I hope you’re getting ready for Holiday season!
Here’s today’s Top Five: enjoy!

101 Signs You’re an Inbound Marketer .
Number 40 being my favourite… #youknowwhy via @HubSpot


8 Days A Week: How to find an extra 24 hours for your freelance business .
Because we’ll have time to sleep when we turn 60… and even if we don’t make it to 60 years old, we’ll have eternal rest.


Collection of useful illustrator tutorials #3
;
It’s playtime! (Just don’t let your boss catch you)

 

Apple’s Simple Marketing Manifesto
Literally, as simple as 1, 2, 3… can we learn something from it?

 

Network Solutions, North Social Launch Facebook Fan Page Marketing

Genius? You tell me.

 

Trick or Treaters, Zombies, and 1.3 Billion Facebook Photos

As I (Constanza) introduce myself as the newest IronShirtMedia member, I’d like to announce our Daily Top 5 where I will (or Carl himself) find and share articles for your learning and/or entertainment.

5 Lessons Trick-or-Treaters Can Teach Us About Inbound Marketing
including the biggest ‘duh’: make sure we know you’re open for business and you’re inviting us in. via @HubSpot

 

37 Zombie Photos that are Just Plain Nasty
and a few others that are just plain weird via You the Designer


Lessons Learned from Scary Business Mistakes
from a serial young entrepreneur. Although most of the time we learn from our own mistakes, it’s good to know we haven’t really messed it up.


Should you do ghostwriting?
… well… should you?

 

 

 

Facebook Halloween Photo Uploads Will Top 1.2 Billion
so treat your friends with your own Halloween pictures! We’ll see numbers tomorrow!