David Barad on the Future of Facebook Marketing [Interview]

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Santa Monica, CA., Fan Appz helps businesses, celebrities, musicians, athletes, public figures and brand owners grow, engage and monetize their social network fan base through an integrated suite of applications and features. As Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Fan Appz, David Barad keeps his clients [...]

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The Evolution of SEO [INFOGRAPHIC]

  SEO strategies have changed immeasurably over the past decade. In the past couple of years alone, search personalization, constant changes to the Google algorithm, the rise of social media and the demise of Yahoo have been major game changers. None will be as transformative as the change to revenue-based SEO. Put another way, corporate executives [...]

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How Evidence-Oriented Consumers Have Reshaped the Buying Cycle

As evidence-based marketers, we are constantly testing the most profitable ways to engage consumers. But consumers themselves are becoming more educated and demanding more evidence before making each purchase. The rise of evidence-oriented consumers has reshaped the buying cycle and increased the importance of quality content, social media optimization and marketing technology. In Jim Leckinski’s [...]

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New Evidence That Quality Content Will Rule The Web

By now we are all familiar with Google’s aggressive push to improve the quality of its search results. So far, it has implemented ranking algorithm changes that sought to punish content farms, many of which published thousands of articles a week with the primary goal of ranking well in search results in order to display [...]

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How Twitter Hashtags Can Hurt Your SMO Strategy

Hashtags are symbols that start with a pound sign, followed by a keyword that attempts to organize the topic into a thread or category (#SEO, #worldcup, #ladygaga). From the time the first hashtag appeared on Twitter in 2007, they have helped organize seemingly disparate posts into cohesive themes, aided followers in finding like-minded souls when [...]

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SMO Strategy: How to Leverage Facebook’s New Developer Plugins

Facebook’s new developer offerings are a boon to social media optimization strategies, enabling Web publishers to quickly turn ordinary Web content into distributable social objects. At the heart of the strategy is transforming the “Fan” button utilized by brand and organization Facebook pages into the “Like” button. The benefits of this change to brands is [...]

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How Social Search is Predicting the Future of the Box Office

For years, search marketers have been utilizing search data trends to make predictions that help calculate the probability that certain marketing messages might connect with audiences. As one small example, you have no doubt noticed an increase in Fortune 500 companies using the term “Cloud Computing” as of late. Although this term is still somewhat [...]

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How to Create a Company Social Media Policy

Despite the massive investment in social media underway by most consumer brands and service-based businesses, most are still struggling in regards to their own employees’ use of networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. The lack of comfort with employee use of social media is such that many companies completely ban use from the workplace. [...]

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B2Bs To Increase Social Media Spend

Reports on increased B2C spending in social media are nothing new, but according to a report compiled by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and American Marketing Association, social media spend by B2B services are on the rise. Planned social media spend on B2B services in the next 12 months jumped to 11% in 2010, [...]

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Social Media Optimization: Facebook Pages Now More Important than Ever in Google Search

This week, Facebook Pages (typically created by businesses, organizations and artists) have started to appear in Google search results. With this highly anticipated move, it’s more important than ever to include Facebook as a vital part of your social media optimization (SMO) and SEO campaigns. Bold prediction: by the end of 2010, don’t be surprised [...]

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