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Category Archives: Technology

Blogging my passion, Pinterest

4 boards from my Pinteres.com/AlisonsArt account

This post was inspired by and is the result of a questionnaire presented to bloggers, event planners, photographers, social media experts and other professionals by a freelance writer seeking input and opinions on Pinterest etiquette.  Pinterest research and blog posts: I have done a substantial amount of research on Pinterest, have written several posts about …

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Facebook Changes Not for Faint-of-Heart

“If you have not yet converted your Facebook fan page over to the new Timeline design, your page will automatically convert on March 30th, 2012 which is coming up fast.” Mari Smith, speaker and author

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Why Major Marketers Are Moving to Google+

Businesses should jump on Google+ because it’s the Wild West, so you can stake your claim, as opposed to breaking through the noise on Twitter and Facebook.

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INBOUND MARKETING: How to Get Customers Without Really Trying, Updated

Readers, what do you think? Your comments and my ability to reply to them are part of the process of developing more ideas, a larger perspective and new theories. This are very important to me both as a writer and someone who seeks to be a thought leader. Looking forward to reading and responding to your comments. Thank you all.

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The Treacherous Trip from Leopard to Lion: A Digital Fable

About a month ago, I awoke to find that I could no longer view videos on my computer. Was it a nightmare or was I really awake to this horror. I would receive indications on e-mails, on social media comments, on blog posts, it seemed like everywhere. The reason I knew they were videos hidden from sight was because I was constantly plagued by the sign of the black rectangle.

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Traditional Print Advertising versus Digital Online Marketing

Unfortunately, one of the major obstacles to going paperless is the generation of adults, considered baby boomers and older, who grew up and became educated without this technology. The height of sophistication was slide rules and pocket calculators. Now there are the Inbound Boomers to help with this transition.

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Steve Jobs’ 2012 Presidential Prediction for Obama

“Steve Jobs, known for his aggressive and sometimes prickly personality, didn’t hold back when he met President Obama in 2010: The Apple CEO warned Obama he wasn’t going to win re-election.”

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Staying in Touch

My office is filled with the seeds, sprouts and sometimes flowers of the work I have done over the last 30 or so years in areas seemingly unrelated except for the fact that I had to do them. They were like breathing, like feeding and nurturing my soul.

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Technologically Speaking

There are many things that are no longer just the way they were. Similar to the story of Rip Van Winkle, someone who had simply fallen asleep or gone underground for a few decades and returned to the present would find his present to be very much in the past. There would be many technological changes that could baffle him. This post, Technologically Speaking, illustrates a few of them.

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Local Online Directories Make Biz Marketing More and More Attractive

Visit the Marketing Bytes MerchantCircle listing. Online local business directories such as this one are becoming one of the hottest, most beneficial and reasonable way to attract business. In fact, your customers do half the work for you.

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A Blog Post a Day, they say. I say, Are You Crazy?

My biggest challenge has been that I want to know EVERYTHING about this social media and I want to know it YESTERDAY. Neither of these is possible. But I have come to not only see the dots, and have started to connect them to the extent that the gaps are filling in. It is starting to make sense, a lot of sense. It is also a thing of great beauty in my eyes.

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Essential Marketing Tools: Local Directories and Google Places

Here’s my latest entry in the Local On-line Business Directories: http://www.yext.com/apps/?utm_source=email#profile?location=117378 And if you want to know more about this, view this informational video: http://youtu.be/DIzwK9jgfCc Sincerely, Alison Gilbert, Marketing Bytes Maven, Connecting B2B and B2C locally and globally Inbound Boomer, Mascot for Marketing Bytes, teaching baby boomers Inbound Marketing 516-665-9034 info@MarketingBytes.biz http://www.MarketingBytes.biz http://www.MarketingBytesBlog.com

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A Discussion on Social Media and Traditional Advertising Pros and Cons

Visit our latest blog post on our favorite Local On-line Business Directory, MerchantCirle and read about a A Discussion on Social Media and Traditional Advertising Pros and Cons Let us know what you think of it. And definitely let us know if you have questions or if we can help you in any way. Sincerely, …

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Does Google +1 = facebook ‘LIKE’ page?

So begins a recent blog post by colleague, Basil C. Puglici, Digital Brand Marketing Educator. It is a fascinating article about an experimental program that Google has begun, called Google +1, to ‘compete with’ or ’emulate’ the facebook ‘LIKE’ page.

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Tech care packages for parents (and grandparents)

Ok all you adult kids. It’s time to say thanks to your parents and grandparent for all those cookies and extra socks they sent you in camp and college. Google has come up with a parent’s TECH SUPPORT care package.

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Plug-Ins: How to Improve Your WordPress Blog

“One of the neat aspects about WordPress is nobody owns it. The blog platform, as an open source community, is collectively shared by anyone and everyone who contribute code and provide feedback about what works and what needs improvement. With more than 1,300 themes and over 13,000 plugins, the appearance and functionality of any WordPress blog is up to the blog owner’s imagination.” Ari Herzog

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More practical and creative ideas from Daily Grommet

Alison Gilbert, Marketing Bytes Maven, Connecting B2B and B2C locally and globally Inbound Boomer, Mascot for Marketing Bytes, teaching baby boomers Inbound Marketing   info@MarketingBytes.biz http://www.MarketingBytes.biz http://www.MarketingBytesBlog.com  

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A Woman’s Place is in the House, the Senate and on the Internet!

“It feels like we’re in a Golden Age of the web, led by consumer internet services and e-commerce. Just consider these stats: Facebook—over 600 million users. Twitter—25 billion tweets last year. Tumblr—1 billion page views a week. Zynga—100 million users on Cityville in just 6 weeks. We’re witnessing a generation of consumer web companies growing at an unprecedented rate in terms of both user adoption and revenue. But here’s a little secret that’s gone unnoticed by most. It’s women.” Aileen Lee

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Google loves Inbound Boomer

Google loves Inbound Boomer, the Marketing Bytes mascot. He showed up 9 out of 10 times on the first page when he was called.

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Introducing INBOUND BOOMER

This is your introduction to Inbound Boomers and first lesson. Social Media is here to stay. So unless you are planning to be put out to pasture or the back nine as a livelihood, you probably want to embrace it, now.

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