10 Tips for Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile

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Been on LinkedIn lately? If not, you should wander over there and check it out. You will be pleasantly surprised at the uptick in activity on their network. People are starting to spend more time on LinkedIn and are posting/engaging more often of late. This trend is sure to continue as LinkedIn opens up long-form posting (blogging) to the masses.

Whether you are looking for sales, new employees, a new job, or just looking to connect with others in your industry, a strong, optimized LinkedIn profile is a must these days. Here is a handy infographic from our friends at LinkedHumans that offers a few tips on what to look out for when optimizing your LinkedIn profile.

Newsflash: Pinterest is Very Popular on Phones (New and Updated Stats)

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Today, I updated a post that I haven’t done much with in a little while. Pinterest isn’t a publicly-traded company so they aren’t required to share any data quarterly like some of their social network peers. For a while, Pinterest stats were popping up so quickly that it was tough to keep up with them. Things have quieted down considerably up until recently.

Below are a few of the new and updated Pinterest stats that I posted today. Please visit the full posts, listed below, for many, many more stats.

You Won’t Believe How Many Users Facebook Has Now (new and updated stats)

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Since it went public two years ago, one of the most heavily anticipated quarterly earnings statements in the digital world is Facebook’s. Not only does Facebook give us the usual income and revenue data that is required of them, but there is always a bunch of updated user stats littered throughout the filings.

As always, I have updated my Facebook stat posts to reflect the new tallies just released Wednesday evening. Below is a sampling of the new and updated stats. For hundreds more, visit the individual Facebook stats pages listed below them.

You and I Collide: a PR and SEO Story

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While many businesses, organizations, and individuals view PR and SEO as separate entities, they have become two sides of the same coin.

Public Relations (PR) is the practice of managing the spread of information between an individual or an organization and the public.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or webpage in a search engine’s “natural” or unpaid “organic” search results.

These practices used to be very different. SEO was focused on broadcasting as many links as possible, and luring search engine bots into websites with little to no content. Now, search engine traffic is derived from content, HTML, and the exclusion of link spamming sites. Nowadays, PR and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) have become more alike than ever.

Major Google Stat Updates and Additions

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The 2nd quarter 2014 financial reporting season has begun and an early entrant this time around is everyone’s favorite digital behemoth Google. Although their financials we pretty much just revenue and income, there were also a few interesting tidbits about Google advertising performance mixed in.

Aside from the financials, I also had a pile of Google stats that have been building up. Now seemed as good a time as ever to get caught up a bit, so there are a bunch of new and updated stats now in my Google posts.

Below is a sampling of some of the new and updated stats. Check out the full posts also listed below for even more.