Happy Inbound Marketing Saturday! Listed below are links to interesting things I found on the web this week: cool tools, great blog articles, memorable Tweets – anything that stuck out to me and I think is worth sharing. I encourage you to check them out for yourself.
Blog Post: BLOGGING TOOLS FOR 2011 – You’ve resolved to blog more in 2011. You know you’ve got some blog topics figured out. But how are you going to amp up your blogging even more? Here are some blogging tools to consider, if you’re on the WordPress platform.
Blog Post: HOW TO: Make a Successful Marketing Video for the Web – In today’s YouTube crazed society, video is more accessible and easier to create than ever. One 30-second video has the potential to create a customer for life, or — conversely — a hater that will plague you with negative comments and bad word-of-mouth. This is why small businesses must learn to properly utilize videos to market their services on the web. These same videos can also be used in offline and online branding, sales, marketing and PR strategies. A great video will pay off ten-fold. Sure, not every web video you shoot on your iPhone will end up being the next Old Spice ad, but a few hundred — or even a few thousand — views can lead to some serious moola for your business. I asked a panel of successful Gen Y entrepreneurs how small businesses can improve their web video marketing efforts and what they can do to make their videos sing. Here are their responses.
Blog Post: Top 25 Most Useful Social Media Marketing Blog Posts of 2010 – As we head into 2011, it’s best to take a look back at the top 25 social media marketing blog posts of 2010 and see what we can glean to help us in the new year. Social media is fascinating in that the way we utilize these sites, and the functionality of these sites, is always changing. Therefore, as social media marketers, we always need to be staying ahead of the curve of not only the latest changes in the world of social media, but also what the thought leaders are saying about social media marketing.
Tool: Olark – Real-time chat and monitoring of your website visitors through Google Talk and Jabber.
Tool: Drivesafe.ly – is a mobile application that reads text (SMS) messages and emails aloud in real time and automatically responds without drivers touching the mobile phone. DriveSafe.ly is the solution to texting while driving.
Have fun checking these out and let me know what you think in the comments section below.