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Pinterest: Pinlet Magic for Small Business Marketing

Pinterest is a social networking site where people share images and photos by adding them to “pinboards”.  It has achieved phenomenal growth – growing faster than Twitter and Facebook during the same early stages of its growth.  Pinterest is now the 3rd ranked social networking site behind Facebook and Twitter and is ranked 39th in […]

7 Ways Focus Improves Your Productivity

  I’ve been reflecting on how focus has helped me to improve productivity with respect to blogging.  Over the last 3 months, I have written 80 blog posts for my Small Business Odyssey blog (from 400 to 1000+ words each), while in the previous three months I wrote only one blog post.  This improved productivity […]

Leverage Your Blogging: Create a Small Business Ezine

One of the easiest ways to leverage your blogging, is to create your own small business ezine.   An ezine is basically an email newsletter where you share articles, news and blog posts with members of your mailing list (customer list).  This approach to small business marketing serves multiple purposes and achieves leverage on a number […]

Squidoo Has a Special Relationship with Google

Let’s talk about  Squidoo and its relationship with Google.  Google and Squidoo have some goals in common.  For example, they both want original content on websites (lenses) that are frequently updated.  They both want quality and not spam.  They each want to see the searcher satisfied when they use their respective platforms.  One of the […]

Squidoo is a Marketing Platform

Squidoo was designed for marketers by an Internet marketer, Seth Godin.  So Seth Godin’s Internet marketing principles are embedded in the Squidoo platform design. In this post, I’ll explore some of the characteristics of the Squidoo platform design and how you can best make use of these features to further your small business marketing. [Image […]

Linking Your Squidoo Lenses

  The key benefit of linking your Squidoo lenses is to demonstrate your expertise in a particular topic or niche.  Another benefit is that readers are more inclined to follow links to related lenses than to something that does not relate to their search term.  Both of these benefits can provide substantial assistance to your small […]

Squidoo is a Search Engine!: Implications for Small Business Marketing

Squidoo is a search engine in its own right with other 2.5 Million lenses focused on key topic areas.   Even experienced lensmasters tend to forget this aspect of Squidoo. As Squidoo grows so does its data base of information.  So if you are searching for information on specific topics, you will increasingly find quality, focused […]

The Many Ways to Market Your Small Business on Squidoo

 Squidoo, as a multimedia platform, offers many ways to engage in small business marketing.  You are really only limited by your imagination so it is well worthwhile visiting Squidoo to see how other lensmasters market their small businesses. You can build Squidoo lenses that focus on various aspects of your business and at the same time […]

Stream Podcasts (MP3’s) with the Yahoo Media Player on Squidoo

One of the multimedia features of Squidoo is the option to include podcasts as part of your small business marketing on this social network platform.  Squidoo provides a setting for a Yahoo Media Player that enables you to incorporate and stream MP3’s (your own or other’s) on your Squidoo lenses.  I have found that this […]

Video Marketing on Squidoo

  Squidoo offers a number of ways to use video marketing for the marketing a small business.  Essentially, Squidoo provides two modules that enable you to stream videos within Squidoo lenses. These modules enable you to identify a video from a video hosting site and embed it in your Squidoo lens.  You can use a video of your […]