Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category

May 13

Twitter is Down, But Only Kind Of

by | May 13th, 2011 | Posted in Social Media | Comments Off on Twitter is Down, But Only Kind Of

So I’m just sitting here, doing my job, when I think to myself, What does Twitter have in common with the Playstation Network? So, I go to Twitter to find the answer…it turns out, they have a LOT in common! Now, I’m new to the whole Twitter scene, but let’s call a spade a spade. […]

Apr 08

Bing’s Small and Powerful Social Media Marketing Move – Facebook “Like” Button Now on Home Page

by | April 8th, 2011 | Posted in Search Engines, Social Media | Comments Off on Bing’s Small and Powerful Social Media Marketing Move – Facebook “Like” Button Now on Home Page

In a progressive and highly tactical move, Bing has added a small and significant Social feature to their home page: the Facebook “Like” button. Bing is the first search engine to add the Like feature to their home page. In truth this is probably not even something that Google could do as they do not […]

Mar 30

20 Takeaways from The Science of Timing Webinar #TimeSci

by | March 30th, 2011 | Posted in Social Media | Comments Off on 20 Takeaways from The Science of Timing Webinar #TimeSci

I’ve always had an affinity for science. At a very young age I owned a microscope and a junior science kit from which I conducted ground breaking research into boogers, dead bugs and saliva. 2nd graders across this country are still reaping the benefiting from my saliva to spit wad ratio theory. For Christmas one […]

Jun 15

4 Father’s Day Tips for Being Successful in Social Media

by | June 15th, 2010 | Posted in Social Media, Top 10 Lists | Comments (1)

On September 13th 2009 Owen Matthew (a.k.a The Lil’ Dictator) was born and life as I knew it changed forever. You see I had become a father for the first time in my life and this momentous occasion spurred a huge change and maturation in me personally, forcing me to reprioritize my life, focus on […]

Jun 09

Red & Black vs. Black & White: Yelp Publicity Story for Small Businesses

by | June 9th, 2010 | Posted in Blogging, Social Media | Comments Off on Red & Black vs. Black & White: Yelp Publicity Story for Small Businesses

The Red & Black Café is a worker owned, collectively managed, anarchist friendly, vegan coffee shop and restaurant located here in Portland, Oregon. A curiosity in some parts of the country, but here in the Northwest just another place to get a vegan meal and a cup of coffee… unless that is; you’re a Portland […]

May 25

3 Social Media Guidelines for Keeping Your Private Parts Private

by | May 25th, 2010 | Posted in Social Media | Comments (4)

There has been a lot of discussion as of late regarding Facebook and their new “Your Information is not as private as you might have thought it was” privacy policy. While I really don’t have anything new to add directly to this conversation that hasn’t already been said, it does lead to a discussion about […]

Apr 06

Yelp Increases Transparency and Eliminates Favorite Review Feature

by | April 6th, 2010 | Posted in Local Marketing, Social Media | Comments (1)

Yelp has been getting a lot of attention recently and none of it is for being funny, useful or cool. With multiple lawsuits in the works, and claims of extortion and review manipulation being bantered around daily, the integrity of Yelp’s has been up for debate. In an attempt to quell those complaints and add […]

Apr 01

Yelp Interview Part 3: Luther Lowe Discusses Free & Paid Tools for Businesses, Opting out of Reviews & New Webinar Series for Small Businesses

by | April 1st, 2010 | Posted in Local Marketing, Social Media | Comments (2)

This is the third and final part of my interview with Luther Lowe, Business Outreach Manager at Yelp. In the first part we discussed what it means to be Yelp’s Business Outreach Manger, the recent class action lawsuit brought against their company and how Yelp is a transactional social media website. While part two covered […]

Mar 30

Yelp Interview Part 2: Luther Lowe Discusses Review Solicitation, Fraudulent Review Protection & Dealing with Negative Reviews

by | March 30th, 2010 | Posted in Local Marketing, Social Media | Comments Off on Yelp Interview Part 2: Luther Lowe Discusses Review Solicitation, Fraudulent Review Protection & Dealing with Negative Reviews

This is the second part of my three part interview with Luther Lowe, Yelp’s Business Outreach Manager. In Part One, we discussed what it means to be Yelp’s Business Outreach Manger, the recent class action lawsuit brought against their company and how Yelp is a transactional social media website. In this second part of the […]

Mar 25

Yelp Interview Part 1: Luther Lowe Discusses Recent Lawsuit, His Role as Business Outreach Manager & How Business Can Succeed on Yelp

by | March 25th, 2010 | Posted in Local Marketing, Social Media | Comments (1)

I recently had the opportunity to sit down for an extensive interview with Luther Lowe, Yelp’s Business Outreach Manager. Luther was in town to speak at SEMpdx’s Searchfest, and was kind enough to set aside some time to enjoy a couple pints of locally brewed IPA and answer questions regarding his role at Yelp, the […]

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