Weekly Marketing Skinnies are… back!
Quite a few of you managed to notice I was absent for a couple of months.
It’s nice to be missed, I tell ya!
And now it’s time to go back to school (parents, rejoice!), back to work, back to ‘normal.’
I’ve traveled a lot this summer – trips planned and last minute, but all equally enjoyable. Spending time with family is priceless; I am starting to understand it with every fiber of my being… must be getting old! ?
I also managed to break my wrist while… GASP!… gardening! Who says I don’t live on the edge!
Of course, my husband’s reaction to the incident was ‘And that’s why I don’t garden – it’s too dangerous!’ As if…
Also, one for the bucket list (told you, I am a daredevil – first gardening, now this!): this summer I jumped (was pushed?…) out of a plane!
As a matter of fact, this was the world’s HIGHEST tandem skydive – 18,000 feet above gorgeous Monterey Bay.
Even my broken wrist hasn’t stopped me…. however, common sense should have!
It was quite an experience to be quite honest with you. I LOVE impressing people with it, but truthfully, will never do it again. 😉
So now you know why I haven’t responded to your emails, blog comments, or social media interactions.
It’s not because I don’t appreciate you!
I am s-l-o-w-l-y catching up.
Now… back to business! Grab your cup of coffee and let’s catch up on the marketing news that matter to your business.
First, let me tell about the latest from Traffic Generation Café (I am the boss, so why not?…)
I didn’t mean to love you, Content Samurai… really didn’t…
What tipped the scale was trying to create the video tutorial from the post with Screenflow.
After days of recording, re-recording, editing all the um’s and oopsies, it still wasn’t good, the audio track was a mess, and the video was too long (because of all the blabbering… that’s my video ‘signature’ 😉 )
I scrapped all that and redid everything in Content Samurai – wrote up the script, took screenshots, recorded – took me about 2.5 hours to the finished product.
Using Google Keyword Planner for keyword research? Bad news… Google Keyword Planner is now showing less traffic estimate data to most (?) users.
Twitter released two new Notifications settings to combat abuse.
Ha! Twitter is rolling out a way for people to slap an ad right on the photos they post to its social network.
Which type of Twitter cards does better on Twitter: Photo Card or Summary Card with large image?
Pinterest has announced a few changes based on the user feedback they’ve heard.
A few shut-downs:
Hangouts On Air will no longer be available on September 12. Start using YouTube Live.
Blab has been shut down. For GOOD.
Few of us will cry for this one… Spammy social network Tsu shuts down.
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Marketing This & That
WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” is here.
Google announced Google Duo, a simple 1-to-1 video calling app for everyone. Best part? It’s cross-platform…
To all of you who mentioned Traffic Generation Café in any shape or form in the past FEW week, my whole-hearted THANK YOU.
Traffic Generation Café would NOT be what it is today without you.
And I am not the only one who thinks that, by the way.
Take a look at the comment Kurt Frankenberg of Shoestring101.com (one of my favorite blogs, by the way) left on a recent Weekly Marketing Skinny:
Here are just SOME of the mentions I came across in the past few weeks (yes, it’s been a while, so please forgive me if yours isn’t listed here!!!):
Ultimate Guest Blogging Guide: Journey from Zero to Hero – Yatin Khulbe at mushroomcontent.com
First Blog Post: The Definitive Guide [+63 Tips from Experts] – Michael Pozdnev at iwannabeablogger.com
How to Generate Leads Online Without Content Marketing – Jack Collins at startafire.com
Bidsy Podcast: Episode 039 – Rob Barisoff at bidsy.com
101 Tips From Top Experts On How To Start A Successful Blog – Raelyn Tan at raelyntan.com
63 Experts Share Their Best Email Marketing Tools – Julian Sakanee at bloggingaid.com
Blogging Motivation: 7 Things to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Writing – Deb Lee at dallisonlee.com
6 Surprisingly Simple Ecommerce Content Marketing Tips – Tony Messer at jeffbullas.com
How to Promote Your Blog the Right Way. 35 Expert Resources That Will Help You Explode Your Traffic – Marius Kiniulis at markinblog.com
How These Top 10 Female Bloggers Are Making From Their Blogs – Anil Agarwal at bloggerspassion.com
18 Content Marketing Blogs You Need to Follow Right Now – Benjamin Carter-Riley at successpromotions.wordpress.com
3 Proven Ways to Drive Massive Traffic to Your Blog Overnight – Shahzad Saeed at shoutmeloud.com
How To Craft The Perfect SEO Content (And Keep Google Happy) – Ashley Faulkes at madlemmings.com
16 Simple Small Business SEO Best Practices You Need To Follow – Larry Maguire at larrygmaguire.com
100 Powerful Quotes from the World’s Top Internet Marketers – John VanDerLaan at jvanderlaan.com
35+ Bloggers Share Their Top Secret Strategies for Google+ Traffic – Minuca Elena at warfareplugins.com
Death to Content Vomit! How to Make Sure You Aren’t Just Spewing Content – Sue-Ann Bubacz at kathrynaragon.com
How to Make Money Blogging – Hint:Choose the Best Mentor – August J. Specht at tarbubbles.com
Have I missed your mention? Let me know in the comments!
Want to see your name here? Mention Traffic Generation Café in your next blog post!
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