Social Wednesday: August 20, 2014

SEO-Social_WednesdayDo you know what day it is? Many of you likely gave a hearty cheer, “Hump Day!” and by golly it is, but here at SEO-e it’s “Social Wednesday,” an exciting new venture where we search the vast reaches of social media to profile its brightest marketing stars.

Twitter’s Stephen Greenwood (@TasteFaker) wears many hats in the marketing arena. He’s an Analyst at GEICO and digital marketing professional for the Trillectro Music Festival. He recently wrote an article about how to use technology to grow and expand your non-tech event. Three years ago he and friends armed only with a couple of Macbooks started a music festival with no experience and no budget.… Continue Reading

4 Social Media Marketing Tips That Will Get You Results Today

I’m preoccupied with social media, and it’s not just to look at shared animal memes. I’m intrigued by the ease in which business can market to the masses simply by social engagement, and how impactful social media marketing can be if done well. I read everything I can about

I was reading Forbes the other day when Steve Olenski’s article about things marketers may not know regarding social media marketing caught my attention. I’m a marketer. I wanted to know what I may not know, so I read his great article.

Steve makes the excellent point that social media marketing is still growing.… Continue Reading

Social Media, Crowdfunding, and $56M Nail Polish


I’ve always been fascinated with crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. Hunting the subjects online, I came across Carol Tice’s Forbes article about a Seattle-based company called Julep that cranks out skin care products, makeup, and funky suede-look and 3-D holographic glitter nail polish. Julep has made quite a name for itself through social media marketing and crowdfunding since its 2007 debut as a single nail salon.

Why should we care? Julep applied rapid iteration—something foreign to the beauty industry—and their ecommerce sales have skyrocketed. Forbes estimates Julep’s 2013 revenue topped $20 million.That’s why.

And get this—Monday Julep announced it acquired $30 million in financing from venture-capital firms, including Starbucks founder Howard Schultz’s Maveron.… Continue Reading

How Google Authorship Can Help Your Business

Authorship was started by Google to eliminate spam and duplicate content. It helps search users receive quality content relevant to their search that is created by niche and industry authorities. Authorship protects authors’ work and at the same time, builds the authors’ credibility online. The search engine displays author information in search results. Here is a Google shared screenshot of how an author’s information appears in search results:


A content marketing plan and search engine optimization (SEO) is crucial to get your content ranked. Websites must deliver compelling content in different forms (product pages, blog posts, and more) that are formatted for search crawlers to achieve page ranking.… Continue Reading

LinkedIn Leaves Security-Conscious Scratching Their Heads Over Latest Iphone App

LinkedIn securityLast week LinkedIn introduced a new feature they dubbed Intro. Intro’s stated purpose, according to LinkedIn’s blog, is to display the LinkedIn profile of people who email you on your Iphone, purportedly to save you a step in trying to glean info on people you don’t know that email you. Intro is supposed to help you quickly identify spam as well as instantly provide information to you that might be helpful in closing a deal.

How LinkedIn Intro Works

The way Intro works is pretty simple: every piece of email that you send or receive is filtered through LinkedIn’s servers, where information contained therein is scraped and analyzed.… Continue Reading