|Taking The Headaches Out
of Internet Marketing
Week of 10-10-11
In this issue:
• Latest News
Earlier this week on FB I showed off a pair of custom thesis theme designs I’m working on. One is one you may have seen before (slowly coming together) and the other is a modification of that (and still with a LOT of work to go). Check these out for a sneak peek: & http://services.just-ask-kim.com
We’re officially into the last quarter of the year (where did it all go??) and hopefully you are doing well wrapping up yearly goals and starting into this quarters goals.
Hit REPLY to this email and share with me your plans till the end of 2011 and/or how do you want me to help you reach your objectives.
We all win!…
A lot of people have gotten their feathers in a fluff over all of the back and forth feature swiping being done between Facebook and Google.
Let me tell you something… this is a GOOD thing.
Competition breeds creativity and better CARE of the customer.
Although Facebook really has not behaved like they care a lot this week, their recent feature upgrades were really aimed at putting the cards back into their hand that they lost to the launch of Google+
There’s been some alarming mis-quoted math floating around, but at the end of the day, after Google+ recently went into “open beta” (meaning it still has bugs, but we can all use it)… they saw a NET increase of somewhere around 50-60% growth. That’s HUGE for a beta that is only a few months old.
Neither site however, is going to kill the other any time soon and that means they both have to be on your radar. (Twitters future really is the rocky one for long term sustainability however.)
That said, Google still has some growing up to do.
So my advice is this. Continue to work hard on your PRIMARY platform… but keep some activity on G+. A single posting a day (your blog post or affiliate link doesn’t count) plus some comments on a few other people’s stuff is just enough to keep your profile active… while letting you invest most of your time on the platform that is currently generating you revenue.
Letting your G+ account go idle would be a bad idea (new tools can easily filter you for easy un-circle if you haven’t posted anything publicly recently) and could be detrimental to your SEO long term. However, for those NOT in a blogging or tech or photography niche, I feel that the platform has not matured as fast as I expected to see it happen.
I hope this gives you an idea of how I would allocate time and resources at the moment. This will of course change over time and I’ll do my best to keep you updated as always!
11 Plugins I Depend On!
Rather than share one plugin with you, here is 11 that power my blog!
While this certainly is not all the plugins I like to run, it’s my “gotta haves” for my main site.
Drop in, check em out, and tell me what plugins YOU can’t live without!
G+ now impacts your Klout scores! More and more reasons continue to line up (besides that all important SEO I mean!) to remind you that your G+ account can’t be ignored… read more
WordPress Security Alert – even if you think you’re safe, be sure you don’t miss the updates in this post!… read more
Funnies! Probably one of the most amusing posts I’ve ever published, check this out for a giggle!… read more
Deadline! Have you made sure that your custom tab will work for all users under the new SSL rules?… read more
Deleting a list isn’t always as straightforward as it sounds. Here’s where they hid the setting this week!… read more
Been meaning to start learning SEO but it all seem over your head and you don’t know where to start? Start here!… read more
Changes! The new insights rock… IF you know what they mean. Here’s a primer!… read more
One of my must-have free gmail add-ons! This little gem keeps me connected and “knowing about” those I’m corresponding with. I have used this about 2 years and swear by it!… read more
Rapportive just keeps getting better. Aweber, MailChimp, Klout, PeerIndex and more, now with integration! Woot!… read more
Facebook Courtesy (and dysfunction solving) Tip –
When adding someone you would really like to connect with as a friend on facebook, it’s “correct” to always include a message.
However, for the most part FB no longer makes it easy to include a message with the invite (since most users don’t use that feature).
However, if you go directly to the profile, and use the “add friend” button there, rather than the ones on all of the hover cards and listing locations, you will be easily able to see if the individual has messages enabled (there will be a message button) and to click that and follow up with a message.
This is not nearly as convenient as it was but I still recommend using a message to connect.
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