Mind Mapping


 

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Twitter SEO Tactics To Attract Attention


 

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Succeeding online today is all about attracting the attention of people. However, this is not a very easy thing to do since there is so much content out there today. Even in your particular industry in niche you probably have hundreds or even thousands of competitors online. Among the best ways to attract attention online is by using Twitter. A good Twitter strategy can help people notice you and improve awareness about your brand.

Let’s take a look at simple Twitter SEO tactics that can go a long way when it comes to attracting attention.

Set Up a Professional Profile

Twitter SEO Tactics to Attract AttentionYour profile should stand out and show your personality. However, it should also be professional so that people will take you seriously. Use a professional looking picture or logo of your company. Make sure that people will immediately recognize your name or brand. This is one of the top Twitter SEO tactics that can help you attract people’s attention. This is your opportunity to give a great first impression that will last.

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5 Reasons Images are King with Social Media Marketing


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It’s a well-known fact that people are visual.5 Reasons Images are King with Social Media Marketing

They like things that attract their eyes. Color, images, movement, all these things bring them in and make them stay and brings them back.

So why do so many business bloggers forget this little tidbit? Why are their sites filled with words and empty of color, photos or images?

Here are five reasons to add images to your blog, Facebook, and other social media accounts right now:

1. Drive Traffic from Pinterest

The new big thing in social media, Pinterest is all about the pictures. This growing monster is something all businesses should keep an eye on and utilize as soon as possible.

Everyone can see everything on Pinterest, which makes it ripe for the picking. All you need is one great image and people will come flocking, people will click on the link embedded in the image and end up at your website or blog.

Of course, the image will need something to back it up or it is sort of pointless, but still. The idea is there.

2. Generates Likes and Comments… Leer más “5 Reasons Images are King with Social Media Marketing”

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time


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Tony Schwartz is the president and CEO of The Energy Project and the author of Be Excellent at Anything. Become a fan of The Energy Project on Facebook and connect with Tony at Twitter.com/TonySchwartz and Twitter.com/Energy_Project.

 

 

 

 

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Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work?

It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time.

What we’ve lost, above all, are stopping points, finish lines and boundaries. Technology has blurred them beyond recognition. Wherever we go, our work follows us, on our digital devices, ever insistent and intrusive. It’s like an itch we can’t resist scratching, even though scratching invariably makes it worse.

Tell the truth: Do you answer email during conference calls (and sometimes even during calls with one other person)? Do you bring your laptop to meetings and then pretend you’re taking notes while you surf the net? Do you eat lunch at your desk? Do you make calls while you’re driving, and even send the occasional text, even though you know you shouldn’t? Leer más “The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time”

Need Some Great Advice? Ask Death

Decisions are the key.

Every moment of every day of your life, you are making decisions. How many of those decisions are based on the fact that you are a being who is not only going to die, but could die at any moment? For example…

If most people knew they were going to die tomorrow, or next week, or even in a year, they would probably focus on just a few things…

Spending time with their loved ones
Forgiving and seeking forgiveness
Taking actions that they feel would make the world a better place
Doing the things they most enjoy doing — DON’T IGNORE THIS ONE
Tying up loose ends
Careful planning to make every moment count
Can you imagine what your life would be like if you were living like this now?


Written by Sky Abelar - http://www.pickthebrain.com


Death is a subject that few are comfortable with.  Yet, making death your best friend can enhance your life in ways you might not otherwise imagine.

One of the most effective practices recommended by traditional Toltec teachers, is called, “Using death as an adviser”. Deceased author of over ten books of Toltec wisdom, Carlos Castaneda said…

“Death is the only wise adviser that we have. Whenever you feel, as you always do, that everything is going wrong and you’re about to be annihilated, turn to your death and ask if that is so. Your death will tell you that you’re wrong; that nothing really matters outside its touch. Your death will tell you, ‘I haven’t touched you yet….In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.” Leer más “Need Some Great Advice? Ask Death”

Infographics: How to Strike the Elusive Balance between Data and Visualization

They started out as a social media experiment and then suddenly everyone wanted a piece.

A couple years back, if you dropped the word ‘Infographic’ or ‘Dataviz’ in a conversation, you would have been greeted by a good number of confused looks even if you were among other web designers.

Today, so many infographics have gone viral that it’s practically impossible to ignore them. You’ll find them tweeted by your friends who want to share an interesting new find, promoted by companies eager to display their growth trends and utilized by even the White House for its progress reports.

No matter what you are searching for online, whether employment statistics or endangered animals, you are sure to find an infographic for it. If you, miraculously, aren’t able to recall any that you have seen, take a look at this list of the 10 best infographics of 2011 via Nowsourcing to catch up.
Infographics spice up ‘boring’ data

Infographics are useful because they turn historically lengthy and tedious bulks of data in to something that’s much more interesting: a visual.

As a society heading into the new decade, we want to read less and see more. While this doesn’t bode too well for book publishers, it’s opened a whole new creative area for designers.

An increasing number of companies and clients are recognizing the benefits of infographics and want their data jazzed up and dressed for the prom. They know that their assiduously compiled information has a far better chance of being read, appreciated, shared and widely circulated if it looks less like an annual report and more like the next big meme. And if you aren’t convinced yet, here’s an infographic on why you should use infographics.
You will need your existing skills. And more.

While the graphics used in infographics have become more eye-catching and sophisticated, they are not too different in purpose from the charts and graphs we used to make in high school. After all, the objective is still to present data in a more visually engaging and accessible way.

However, print and web designers are having a hard time transferring their existing skills to infographics because, as the many aspiring infographics designers will tell you, designing good infographics isn’t as simple as it looks. Sure, you still need the same essential aesthetic and technical skills but you should also be able to effectively translate data into visuals. Most importantly, you need to ensure that the infographic acts as an informative tool and not as a visual distraction.
The 7 rules of great infographic design…


They started out as a social media experiment and then suddenly everyone wanted a piece.

A couple years back, if you dropped the word ‘Infographic’ or ‘Dataviz’ in a conversation, you would have been greeted by a good number of confused looks even if you were among other web designers.

Today, so many infographics have gone viral that it’s practically impossible to ignore them. You’ll find them tweeted by your friends who want to share an interesting new find, promoted by companies eager to display their growth trends and utilized by even the White House for its progress reports.

No matter what you are searching for online, whether employment statistics or endangered animals, you are sure to find an infographic for it. If you, miraculously, aren’t able to recall any that you have seen, take a look at this list of the 10 best infographics of 2011 via Nowsourcing to catch up.

Infographics spice up ‘boring’ data

Infographics are useful because they turn historically lengthy and tedious bulks of data in to something that’s much more interesting: a visual.

As a society heading into the new decade, we want to read less and see more. While this doesn’t bode too well for book publishers, it’s opened a whole new creative area for designers.

An increasing number of companies and clients are recognizing the benefits of infographics and want their data jazzed up and dressed for the prom. They know that their assiduously compiled information has a far better chance of being read, appreciated, shared and widely circulated if it looks less like an annual report and more like the next big meme. And if you aren’t convinced yet, here’s an infographic on why you should use infographics.

You will need your existing skills. And more.

While the graphics used in infographics have become more eye-catching and sophisticated, they are not too different in purpose from the charts and graphs we used to make in high school. After all, the objective is still to present data in a more visually engaging and accessible way.

However, print and web designers are having a hard time transferring their existing skills to infographics because, as the many aspiring infographics designers will tell you, designing good infographics isn’t as simple as it looks. Sure, you still need the same essential aesthetic and technical skills but you should also be able to effectively translate data into visuals. Most importantly, you need to ensure that the infographic acts as an informative tool and not as a visual distraction. Leer más “Infographics: How to Strike the Elusive Balance between Data and Visualization”

10 Ways to Get More Traffic, Attention and Higher Rankings Through Social Sharing

Here are some other tips on encouraging social sharing…

Test for the best location – I haven’t found anybody to tell me where the best location for the social sharing CTA should be…as it is probably going to be different for every blog.
Boost social sharing numbers immediately – Nobody wants to feel like they are the first sharing your content, so get the numbers increasing by sharing the content yourself and asking people to share it.
Tactic #3: Tap influencers in social content

Your social sharing numbers can get a jolt of life when a social media thought leader shares your content. They can even crash your servers.

But how do you even get these authority figures to tweet or post about your content on Facebook or Google+? You have to build a relationship with them.

Here’s how to gain the attention of these influencers:

Post round ups – Write a blog post once a month that gathers all the best content for the week…including a few content pieces from the blogs of these authority figures. Do this often enough and they will notice you.
Post lists on a specific topic – This is like the weekly round-up except you are creating a resource or guide for a particular topic, like I did with my Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest or 100 Ways to Become a Twitter Power User. Include some of these authority figures in your list post.
Interviews – Take the time to reach out to some of these authority figures and offer to interview them. Do your research and find a topic they haven’t talked about in a previous interview.
Always link to them – Get in a habit of linking to these authority figures on every piece of content you write. The more links you send out the better.
Go a step further and contact these people when you publish your content and ask them to tweet or share it every once in a while.

Tactic #4: Multiply your social sharing reach through Triberr


by NEIL PATELhttp://www.quicksprout.com/

social sharing

When it comes to getting more traffic, attention and higher rankings, there is one concept that is starting to have a huge impact on those goals…

Increasing the number of shares your content gets across social media.

That means if you write a post that gets 500 tweets, 100 likes and 40 +1s…and you do that consistently…your bound to grow your traffic and grow your search engine rankings.

So how do you get people to share you content across the social web? Here are 10:

Tactic #1: Making social sharing buttons very visible

Never force people to hunt down your social sharing buttons. Instead, make them obvious.

For instance, I use a social sharing plug in that allows my buttons to scroll up and down the post as people scroll through it:

sharebar

The other place to include buttons is at the end of the article.

Tactic #2: Ask readers to share content through social channels

Most of your readers won’t read your content and think “I want to share this.” That’s why you have to encourage them to share it.

Even though it was a study of re-tweets, Dan Zarella proved that simply asking people to “please RT” generated 4 times as many RTs as tweets that didn’t include that phrase.

ask for retweets

Unfortunately, too many people simply drop the social sharing bar plug in at the end of the post and then hope people will use it.

copyblogger share

You have to tell them to use it!

Here are some other tips on encouraging social sharing… Leer más “10 Ways to Get More Traffic, Attention and Higher Rankings Through Social Sharing”