Pinterest Winners and Losers

Pinterest is hot, so hot there have been warnings that it may be contributing to global warming. Even if this isn't true, it's certainly contributing to the sudden shortage of mod podge and hot glue sticks. But, like every hot website to hit the internet, there are...

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Brand Building Through Guest Blogging

For those of you that missed my show on Talk Marketing Now here is the presentation deck that I used. I'll be breaking the presentation down in to a series of blog posts, but you can see it here now.   Brand building through guest blogging 2012 View more...

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Mobile Home Living

We created this great little infographic for Complete Mobile Housing Supply. Finding data for mobile homes only was a bit of a challenge, but we, and more importantly they, are happy with the end result. courtesy of Complete Mobile Home...

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When Is A Link A Bad Link?

The last week has been full of speculation, hypothesis, and outright guess work by many people in the SEO industry. Suddenly years of supposedly acceptable link building tactics are coming back to haunt thousands of websites. Right or wrong, it appears that the sins...

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Which Reports Matter and Which Ones Don’t

We write a lot of reports here at Steam Driven Media. We have monthly client reports, site audits, executive summary reports, SEO reports, traffic reports, proposals and more go out every month. Over the years we have refined our reporting process to a point where our...

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Search Geeks Speak: eCommerce

Barry Adams and I were invited to join David Harry and Terry Van Horne on last week's Search Geeks Speak on the SEO Dojo Radio podcast about ecommerce link building and ecommerce in general. We hit on a lot of topics including foundational link building, article...

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6 ways charities can increase business donations

We are very involved in helping animals in need through our Animal Charms jewelry web site. But we also have a business to run, so we tend to help charities that can help us raise even more money for them than those that are either indifferent to the needs of business...

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Why Pinterest Should Be On Your Radar

I had originally written this post a few weeks ago, before the Pinterest feeding frenzy started. I debated internally about publishing it because I really like Pinterest and it seems like marketers tend to ruin everything they touch by turning it from something fun...

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MingleWing: Sharing With More Than Just Your Friends

Everybody seems to be sharing everything these days, from news stories to videos, from pictures to the smallest details about their daily life. The only problem is that with most social communities you are limited to sharing with people that you already know. This...

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Adding Categories in OpenCart

This is the first in our series of training tutorials on how to set up and use OpenCart, our preferred entry-level eCommerce software. In this video I explain how to create new product categories, explain what each field is used for, and which ones you can ignore if...

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Slaktivism: Awareness or useless?

"Slaktivism" is a term coined in the early 2000's that generally means: the act of participating in obviously pointless activities as an expedient alternative to actually expending effort to fix a problem.(1) In other words, doing something easy that makes "you" feel...

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SEO Breadcrumbs for OpenCart

OpenCart is one of the more popular open source eCommerce systems available. We use it here for many of our clients and like most aspects of it. One of it's failings, however, is the lack of attention to clean URLs in the breadcrumb structure. Fortunately this is a...

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