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Aug

17th

4 Quick, Simple Ways to Build Links

1. Social ProfilesSites such as Technorati and Google Profiles are popular in this industry for building profiles and generating free links to your website. On sites such as Technorati, you can input your RSS feed for additional links to your latest posts. Aside from Technorati and Google Profiles, there are several networks out there you...

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Aug

17th

New Twitter Features Help Build Your Social Following

Twitter has recently released a couple of new features that aid us in building up our social network. The new features – “Who to follow”, “Followed by” and “You both follow” are being rolled out and on its way to 100% availability. I was one of the fortunate few to have this feature last week....

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Jul

28th

Google Transcribe Audio Fail: Matt Cutts %uh

Google’s attempt to introduce subtitles on YouTube videos is somewhat impaired. The audio transcribe option on most videos which involve talking brings up subtitles for the video, supplied by Google. Unfortunately, their audio transcribing has produced a number of howlers in the videos I’ve watched. A good example is in one of Google’s own. While...

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Jun

22nd

Google Reveals Link Building Secrets!

It seems that all these years I have spent link building for Receptional have been a waste of my time. All the research, the testing and innovation have been needless. Now that Google have come out with their definition of getting quality links to your site. According to a recent Google article, I need to...

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Jan

27th

Trending Topic: Twitter Local Trends

This week Twitter has rolled out a new option to locate trending topics by location. ‘Local Trends’ as it is pragmatically named allows you to set a specific location, from a choice of 6 countries (Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, United Kingdom and United States), 15 cities (London, Sao Paulo and 13 US cities) and Worldwide....

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Jan

18th

How Many Backlinks Do You Need?

How Many Backlinks Do You Need? It’s quite obvious to most people how important links are to your website. But how many is enough? I can’t give you an exact amount, there is no exact amount, this is for the same reason that I try not to offer an exact amount of how many I’ll...

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Nov

20th

Twitter drops bit.ly

***Please read Edit beneath original article*** In the midst of a busy afternoon and evening yesterday, I didn’t have the opportunity to get a blog out about my new find on Twitter, not even a blog as short as this. I noticed yesterday while posting a couple of stories from our website on Twitter, which...

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Nov

19th

Use Social Media to improve Customer Service

While Dell are living on a reputation of “Making $3,000,000 from Twitter” which is frankly somewhat overhyped in my opinion, they are only one of many companies using Twitter for customer service purposes. As customer’s estimations of customer service have dropped substantially in recent years, not helped by outsourcing abroad to countries that don’t have...

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Nov

16th

LinkedIn Add NoFollow Tag, YouTube Remove It

It has been commonplace for big social networking sites to add nofollow tags to users profile links over time and now LinkedIn has gone the same way by adding a nofollow tag to the links you are allowed to post to your profile. This is disappointing news for link builders, as these were easy-to-build links...

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Oct

1st

Link Building Myths

While link building is an important part of any website, there are plenty of myths and misconceptions when it comes to what works and what doesn’t. Hopefully my previous posts have improved your knowledge, while this blog aims to dispel any false claims to successful link building that you may have come across in your...

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