Weekly Marketing Skinny – February 16, 2013

I read everything. You get the skinny. In this week's spotlight: Positive constraints, women (almost) trump men, Twitter is out of its mind 6 seconds at a time, how to drive traffic without SEO, and more.http://www.trafficgenerationcafe.com/weekly-marketing-skinny-february-16-2013/...more

Book Review: Twitter for Good

Nonprofits can and must use social media to further their mission and engage with their audience. This book review of "Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time" gives some specific outlines on how nonprofits can do just that. ...more

My Magic (right....) Formula to Getting More Twitter Followers [SLIDESHARE PRESENTATION]

Twitter. Can't live with it, can't live without. Even when Traffic Generation Café was a brand new blog, I did one thing VERY well: drive traffic from Twitter by getting more and more Twitter followers each day. I followed three rules: automation, the right bait, and the right foundation. Learn more about those rules and how to actually apply them to your business to get more Twitter followers. ...more

Is Social Media the Easy Way Out?

Which raises an interesting question: is social media an enabler, playing to our human instincts that we used to have to fight in order to have a social life. We used to need to put in a lot of work to have a circle of friends. We needed to call them. (Remember that? Telephones that called people instead of ones that send texts and emails?) We needed to make plans to see them. If we didn't do these things, we felt disconnected from society. ...more
I really don't think it's any different in real life than online. So we see each other in real ...more

How to Tweet Adder Your Way into Powerful Twitter Traffic (Plus Coupon Discount Code)

This is one of my favorite traffic generation tools I've been using for years.Many folks are too afraid of automation, or they simply speak up against it because they don't know what they are talking about (like that never happens around internet!).However, when used well, it'll do WONDERS for your Twitter traffic generation.It did for me.(in the case the video below doesn't show, watch it here: http://youtu.be/mFVYzD9JkiE)...more

Highschooler Opens Bogus Twitter Account In School Directors Name

We’ve seen this before and it never ends good. This time it’s resulting in an identity theft charge  for Ira Trey Quesenberry III, an 18-year-old student at Sullivan Central High School. A few years ago this would have been looked upon as a victimless prank. But times have changed and as social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and others have morphed into much more than just recreational websites, it’s not just unacceptable, it’s a crime....more

Will Twitter's Vine App Be the Next Big Social Media Thing?

Twitter, in my mind, is rather notorious for being slow to change -- which is why I was surprised that its brand-new Vine: Make a Scene app, which allows users to create six-second video loops and post them on Twitter, might just be the social media game-changer we've been waiting for. ...more
@JennaHatfield I predict a Callie video at some point. ;-)more

Beliebers Overtake Little Monsters: Justin Bieber Unseats Lady Gaga On Twitter

I usually feel pretty good about my Twitter following. But then I heard that Justin Bieber overtook Lady Gaga as the King of Twitter (or do we call it the Mayor when someone rules a form of social media?)Either way, the Beliebers went for it recently by trending #33MillionBeliebers -- a nod to how many followers JB would need to take down Lady Gaga's 33,381,197 followers. As of this writing, Bieber is at 33,408,946....more
I'm not trying to make anyone jealous, but he follows me on twitter. lol -Ymore