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R.I.P. – Top 10 Failed Social Media Sites

As you read this, more than likely Facebook, Twitter and even LinkedIn are as common to you as the Internet itself. However, many have already forgotten the large social media players of the past that have utterly failed. It doesn’t seem that long ago when names like MySpace, Friendster, and even Digg were all the rage. These monster social media sites had their “time in the spotlight” but now they are long forgotten, slowly dying or even worse, drifting along with little to no growth.

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SEO Top Trumps: Know Who To Follow

With the vast amount of SEO content available on the Internet, how do you know what is valuable, what is relevant, who is knowledgeable, and ultimately in learning from others, who to follow? Let’s face facts: there is a lot of information out there and sadly, some of it is not good. That’s why it is vitally important to make sure you are listening to those who know their stuff, those who have years of experience, those who have been in the trenches.

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Holiday Shopping Trends Every Marketer Needs To Know [infographic]

While the holidays are typically a time where we slow down, relax a bit, and spend more time with family and friends, it is also a time when consumers are looking for great deals in their gift buying. Long before the masses hit the malls and online stores, smart marketers have their eyes on the shopping trends of the season that will determine the direction of their marketing efforts.

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The Barcode Turns 60 Years Old

I can’t remember a world in which we did not have barcodes and I’ve been around for awhile! And yet, I haven’t been around quite as long as the old familiar barcode which is turning 60 this month. The original patent for what we know today as the modern barcode was granted on October 7th, 1952 to Norman Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver, its inventors.

Outbound Marketing: There’s No School Like the Old School
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Outbound Marketing: There’s No School Like the Old School

If you’re like many marketers, you’ve no doubt heard all about the latest trends regarding “new school” inbound content marketing. Inbound marketing is based on the concept of earning the attention of potential customers, making yourself easy to be found and drawing customers to your website by producing content that these prospects will value. While inbound marketing is certainly something that should not be ignored, it’s important to not get caught up in the hype and to disregard traditional marketing channels that have been proven to deliver a tangible ROI.