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5 Great Google+ Features

5 Great Google+ Features

After all the begging and the waiting, I finally got an invitation to Google+ and frankly, I must say that I am very impressed with what they have done so far! And though many people are comparing Google+ to... Read more »

10 Ways Leaving Facebook Changed My Life

10 Ways Leaving Facebook Changed My Life

I would like to share with you the 10 ways in which leaving Facebook have changed my life, maybe you would be inspired to leave as well, or maybe you would reconsider your Facebook use! Read more »

HOW TO: Protect Your Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Facebook from Hackers!

Hotmail

Hotmail

Note: If you have a Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo or AOL account, it’s advisable to change your password now!

Last week, about 10,000 Hotmail user accounts and passwords were posted on a developer’s forum. The accounts listed were the ones starting with the letters A and B hinting that this is just a snippet from a bigger list of accounts that have been compromised.

To further freak out webmail users, another list containing a cocktail of about 30,000 Gmail, Yahoo, and AOL user’s accounts was leaked later on during the week.

So how did they do it?

Apparently, people are still not able to tell the difference between an authentic website and a phishing website. Most of the compromised accounts on the list were obtained using fake websites that ask for your login and password to authenticate your account. While campaigns educating the user on how to better protect himself or herself from phishing scams have been running nonstop for the past 5 years, they can’t be blamed for falling for such scams.

How to Best Promote Your Brand Using Social Media [read @ bkmacdaddy.com]

This article was written as part of our first article exchange with Brian McDaniel (@bkmacdaddy on Twitter). Brian wrote us a great article entitled ‘Google Wave: First Impressions from Real People, Not “Experts”‘ which got more than 700 views and 50 RTs in under a day. In exchange, we wrote this article (click here to read full copy at bkmacdaddy.com) for his blog. Enjoy!


People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps”. Mary Kay Ash

Celebrating Success By Michael D. Brown

Celebrating Success By Michael D. Brown

Whether we like it or not, people – customers- are and will always be the main focal point of any marketing, promotional and research and development efforts. They are, as the quote above clearly indicates, the real assets of any business with which it can’t operate or function without. Therefore, when considering the best practices for promoting any brand or product, through social media or offline,  the first thing the company has to consider is its target audience, in terms of demographics, education, backgrounds, likes, dislikes and so on and so forth.

Yet, since the simple marketing mix theory consists of 4 main elements: product, place, promotion and price, the tricky part is figuring out the right mix that suits a liquid medium such as social media.

Therefore, this article will discuss, in details, the best 10 top tips and ideas that can help steer a brand towards success and away from mistakes that might lead to utter failure and losses!

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Top 10 Tips to Avoid Getting Blocked on Twitter…

What are the things one should take into consideration when using Twitter? And how does an active Twitter user, seeking more business or communication opportunities, avoid being blocked on Twitter?

HOW TO: Create Trending Topics and Success Stories Over Twitter

Creating a Twitter trending topic is every online marketer dream. Is there anything that we can learn from successful stories? What can we do to create a Twitter trending topic?

How To: Organize Effective Brainstorming Sessions!

How To: Organize Effective Brainstorming Sessions!

Using visual aids for effective brainstorming sessions...

Did the good old days of gathering to pool ideas, knowledge and thoughts in efforts to create unmatched outcomes through brainstorming sessions come to an end? How could brainstorming sessions be organized in such a way that brings about valuable results? What are the main things to be avoided during brainstorming sessions?

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HOW TO: Blog About the Latest News Scoops Using Yahoo! Pipes (Part 1)

HOW TO: Blog About the Latest News Scoops Using Yahoo! Pipes (Part 1)

Y! Pipes Screenshot

Thoughtpickers take you on a short "How To" tutorial to collect fresh news, filter and sort it out via Yahoo! pipes in order to be the first to come up with a news scoop.

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How To: 5 Top Methods & Applications to Reduce Twitter Spam!

How To: 5 Top Methods & Applications to Reduce Twitter Spam!

Clean Tweets Firefox Extension

How much of Twitter's trending topics are polluted by spam? How many Twitter verified accounts are there? Have you ever thought of reaching Twitter utopia: a spam-free Twitter where information and knowledge sharing are the main purposes for using Twitter? Is Twitter doing enough to protect us from spam? Would you like to find all...

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HOW TO: 14 Tips to Promote Your Remarkable WordPress Plugin

HOW TO: 14 Tips to Promote Your Remarkable WordPress Plugin

Wordpress Most Popular Plugins - The target!

A good elevator pitch, many updates, dedicated blog, along with many other tips for promoting your WP plugin.

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