Archive for Technology

LinkedIn’s New Navigation Bar

LinkedIn has been making a lot of changes and updates to their user interface recently, so things may look a little different if you haven’t logged in recently. For the most part, I feel these changes make the interface cleaner and improve the product, but just like everyone else, it takes me a while to [...]

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LinkedIn Now Helps You Manage All of Your Contacts

Linkedin continues to add new features to help you manage your professional network. Last Thursday they announced LinkedIn Contacts, which they are billing as a smarter way to stay in touch with your most important relationships. LinkedIn contacts aims to bring all your contacts, those in your address books, email, and your calendars, into one [...]

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Get a Head Start with Google Analytics Solutions Gallery

Getting started with Google Analytics can be challenging. The tool contains so many reports, filters, and ability for customizations that it can be overwhelming to figure out where to look first. There is a definite learning curve for moving from looking at data to drawing insights that will help you make business decisions. Google is [...]

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Conducting Business On The Go Is a Snap With These Nifty Apps

[Today's post is a guest post from James Porter. James is a programmer and college advisor who lives in Washington, D.C. ] Since travel is a given for most of us in the world of business and finance, having a mobile device filled with apps will help simplify work processes. Smartphones and tablet devices can be transported [...]

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Facebook’s Search Engine – Graph Search

Facebook recently announced their new search product called Graph Search. Graph search is a way for you to find people, places, and other interests that have been shared on Facebook. According to Facebook, “All results are unique based on the strength of relationships and connections.”. Graph search will be very different from searching on the [...]

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The Future of Google

Larry Page talks about the future of Google and technology. I found his comments about simplifying, both Google’s product lines and how technology fits into our lives, very interesting. This video also provides some insights into the role of social in search. But my favorite part of the whole video is when Larry talks about [...]

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Finding Customers Online by Listening for Intent

For small business owners, social media presents a familiar good news, bad news situation. The good news is social media gives us access to thousands (millions) of conversations going on in the marketplace. The bad news is social media gives us access to thousands (millions) of conversations going on in the marketplace. Small business owners [...]

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Keyword Research Using Übersuggest

Keyword research is becoming a staple of small business marketing these days. Whether you are optimizing a web page or searching for topics to write about on your blog, you will want to have a good keyword search tool in your toolbox. Übersuggest is a free keyword suggestion tool that makes good use of Google [...]

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7 Apps That Will Change The Way You Do Marketing

John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing has teamed up with the folks at HubSpot to bring you a handy guide called The Productivity Handbook. The handbook covers 7 web apps that you be more productive and grow your small business. The guide provides a nice overview of the tools and John shares examples of how [...]

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What’s In Your Digital Toolbox?

We all have our favorite tools for saving time and collaborating with others. Here are 5 applications that I use every day – what’s in your toolbox? Buffer App – Gives you a buffer to add items that you want to share with others via Twitter and/or Facebook. You add things to your buffer as [...]

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