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Creative Commons - Pseudonymity & Anonymity for Internet Marketing

Websites, social media and the Internet feed psuedonymity and anonymity while claiming "copyright" to their content.  It is simple enough to give yourself a fake name.  Even under a fake name you can own the copyright to content.  Your Twitter name can be a meme, mantra or brand.  Your eBay name can reflect the product you sell.  No one needs to know your real identity.  Even a website which has photos, videos and content can be fake, fake, fake.  The more technical term is that the website owner could have "psuedonymity and/or anonymity".

To understand the language we will review a few definitions.  Once these definitions are better understood, you can determine if your marketing strategy will be about standing behind a curtain and acting like the wizard in the Wizard of OZ or standing tall with pride and transparency to build a reputation which gains trust and forms relationships.

Topics: Internet Marketing Legal Copyright Get Published

The Trick to Creating Content

The trick to content:

  1. Don’t think.
  2. Listen to the questions.
  3. Answer them.
    Done.

Those who think before they listen can get lost in the possibilities.
The deeper they think, the bigger the possibilities.

Topics: Inbound Marketing Content Marketing

20 Videos in 20 Days condensed into 20 Minutes - Alex Goldfayn

Waiting 20 days to watch 20 videos is too long to wait. Here you have all 20 wrapped together and watch them in 20 minutes. Marketing tips at their best from Alex Goldfayn.

Topics: Guerrilla Marketing Marketing Marketing Plan Training

Marketing and Selling to Doctors

You will refer your own doctor but as a general rule won't walk into just any doctor's office to get treatment.  

Topics: Celebration Marketing Guerrilla Marketing Ideas Selling

How to Have the Next Money Making Guerrilla Marketing Idea

To have a guerrilla marketing idea isn't so tough but it can't be done in a dark room sitting by yourself.  If you have ever been stumped, you will know my secret for a never ending flow of  great money making guerrilla marketing ideas. 

Topics: Guerrilla Marketing Ideas

Learn if Your Website is Mobile-Friendly with a Google Test in 30 Seconds


There is a big buzz going on related to "mobile-friendly". Since Google announced "mobile friendly" will become one of the criteria for ranking, many website designers and software sales people are overly excited with a new reason to sell small businesses and entrepreneurs the next website.

Google have announced their campaign to get website owners and webmasters ready to update their websites for changes in mobile friendly ranking factors, with a deadline set by the firm of the 21st April 2015.

As of this date Google has advised they will be expanding their use of “mobile-friendliness” as a ranking signal, and that it will affect all mobile searches worldwide. There is expected to be a significant impact in Google’s search results so we are advising below what website owners can do to ensure they are ready in plenty of time.  

Topics: SEO Inbound Marketing Google Mobile Marketing Webdesign

How to Blog: The Relevance of Parables, Metaphors and Acronyms

Learning how to blog and get found in search engines is not too difficult.  If there is not a limitation of creativity, titles can be confusing or misleading. (Apple might, in reality, be an apple.)

Titles for blog articles, newspaper headlines and magazines are created to capture attention and entice someone to read more. 

Topics: Business Blogging How to Blog

Content Farms

"My website is not a content farm!" "What do you mean I am farming content?"  "My website is a review site, not a content farm!"  The exclamations and indignations are rampant.  Sensitivity and embarrassment are mixed with anger and regret.  Have you heard someone say:  "Sure, I borrowed a bit, took short cuts, and why not?  It is America!  We are free to pursue happiness and capitalism."

When the search engine companies have reputations to keep and the results are nothing more than fluff or misdirection which leaves those searching feeling frustrated, their "customers" are not happy.

Topics: SEO Inbound Marketing Content Marketing Google

What is Your Churn Rate?

Do you have a churn policy? Is it "Good riddance"? Or as Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank would say "You are dead to me"?  

It's easy to give up on people who have given up on you. Without an understanding of why they rejected you, it is difficult to improve. "Complaints" are the most valuable type of feedback but when they "walk away" or "unsubscribe", guessing is all you have.

Topics: Marketing Statistics Customer Service Analytics Conversion Ecommerce

Catching Fish With Strawberries and Cream

They look the other way, ignore your Facebook page, delete your email without reading and discount your interview. While your business is appears to visible, it might be intentionally ignored in the new world of media.

You take it personally because you took hours picking the exact photos for your website, the faucet for your AirBnB rental, the perfect font for your landing page. Perfection is ignored and it is all personal.

In reality, there is little seperation betweein personal and business.  This blur between personal and business warps our judgment and what appears to be so important may not be so.

Topics: Guerrilla Marketing Social Media Marketing Inbound Marketing Marketing Strategy