Find top social brands each month
Ever wonder who the top social brands are? Wonder no more. Check out Hootsuite's LOVE LIST, which compiles a list of the top 450 social brands based not only on likes and followers but also on a big data from their uberUV platform. They combine the following items to determine a companies score.
3 Tips to Boost Social Media Marketing
Everyone is talking about how social media is the latest, greatest marketing platform. There are so many ways to reach people and to understand what they want and why, it almost seems like a no-brainer. However, many do not seem to believe that social media can work for them or have failed to generate the desired results. This could be due to strategy, tactics, or the emphasis of the campaign.
For professionals falling in the category of skeptics, or those simply stuck with how to take advantage of these platforms, keep the following ways to use social media to boost sales and drive profit margins in mind.
This is interesting. In 2010 the most common job in Utah was a Truck Driver. Now, in 2014, its software developer... Hmm. What's up with Utah tech??
5 Secrets of a Good SEO Writer
SEO writers are experts at optimizing text content online in such a manner that that specific page is highly likely to turn up in first search results. SEO is a very common concept but not everyone can master it as it requires a strategic mind and techniques to be implemented. SEO writers are a big part of SEO services and SEO firms and they are specialized in their field of work. Here are 5 secrets that make SEO writers so good at their work:
The fight for net neutrality is on again. To help illustrate what is at stake, the folks at FightForTheFuture.org have set up BattleForTheNet.com which has a variety of protest widgets and a wealth of related resources to help YOU PROTEST the potentail slowdown of the internet that Comcast and other cable companies are fighting for. (How will they slow down the net? They want to start charging websites for faster service and delivery times. In short, big companies will be forced to pay more to be seen at faster speeds. The added cost will of course be passed on to consumers. And, smaller companies and organizations will simple be put in the slow lane if they can't afford to be in the fast lane. That too will hurt as small business is what drives America. So, to join the protest and raise awareness of the pending vote on Feb 26th, just add one of these countdown widgets to your site, share it, and visit BattleForTheNet.com for more details.
MOZ Domain Authority and NEW Extensions - Wait for it..
Some months ago we bought some new domains with the new extensions like .company, .today, etc. Though both domains are ranking well in the SERPS for their respective keywords, we've noticed that the Moz Domain Authority has held steady at 1, which every new site gets.
Patience, we thought. Patience. Well, finally we asked MOZ directly if they have issues and the new domain extensions, and what do you know?
YES, MOZ is having problems with setting domain authority for new domain extensions with Mozscape API connected products like the Firefox browser plugin. Here is what they said specifically on the FB conversation we had..
"You are correct. Unfortunately, we're still working on upgrades to our tools in order to better serve the new domain extensions. Right now, they are not working. We expect this work to be done within the first half of 2015...Specfically this affects our Mozscape API, which is used for DA, PA, and our OSE tool. Moz Analytics and our other tools are just fine with the new extensions."
So, there you have it. If you have a domain with a NEW extension such .gallery, .company, .today, etc, your domain authority will not change from 1 until some time in the first half of this year.
Does that mean you should not continue working on building great content and your in-bound marketing efforts? Of course not. It just means we have to wait little longer until the new domain extensions have been incorporated into MOZ. When they are, your sites DA and PA should increase dramatically if you've been practicing good content and in-bound marketing strategies.