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Boston Social Media Breakfast 2 Was a Feast

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Connections. That is the reason to attend these types of events. To connect with people in person and the ideas that they represent and share. Networking online is great, but you have to meet people face to face. Who did I meet again? Stephen Turcotte of Backbone Media. Laura Fitton of Pistachio Consulting Chris Brogan
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What is Twitter?

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Twitter? Sometimes the only way to learn something new is to try it. That is the approach I chose with Twitter. Here is the story. I opened an account in April 2007 (not an early adopter) and abandoned it out of shear ignorance. After meeting my Twitter evangelist friends Chris Brogan and Laura Finton in
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Don’t “Read More”, instead “Click to Continue”

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Marketing Sherpa (Note: per MS policy this link is live only until September 18th) released a new study on the text used in email links for newsletters. Bottom line, people don’t read, so don’t give them a link to “Read more”. They won’t. Makes sense to me. What click link words should you use? Here
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Social Media plugin for Firefox

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97th Floor just released a cool social media tool for Firefox users (which should be everyone). I guess from the 97th floor, these folks have a good view of the social media landscape. That is what this tool will do for you. Social media for Firefox places five indicators down in the status bar, near
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SEMNE event on Google Adwords

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It was well worth the hour drive to Nashua New Hampshire to hear Matt Van Wagoner, from Find Me Faster, speak on pay per click advertising. These SEMNE events have yet to disappoint. A Warm Welcome It always feels nice to be greeted in personal way by organizers, in this case Jill Whalen and Pauline
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Virtual Clustered Platform Independant Hosting

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I attended a Burnett Research panel of web professionals. This means a frantic car chase through Boston to reach their offices in time to find air-conditioning crisped sandwiches waiting for me. In the room with one way mirrors and multiple cameras and microphones we talked about hosting. There was a range of experience in the
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IContact – Constant Contact

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IContact is the second largest provider of email newsletters. Constant Contact is first. I had a chance to speak with David Roth, Vice President of Business Development, some months ago about his company. (Back before I had a blog.) IContact’s delivery rate is reported as 99.1%, which is very good. They send 93 million emails.
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WebInnovatorsGroup and Twitter

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Last night I attended the WebInnovatorsGroup in Cambrigde, along with 600 other folks. Nine new technology companies were showcased, most of them just breaking onto the scene. I sat in the audience listening to the six minute descriptions of each business, with the ear of an investor, multiple consumer personas, reseller, vendor or as part
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Our Clients benefited from these Resources

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The following are resources my clients turn to support their websites. The services are high quality and a good value.  Each aff link opens in a new browser window. There is plenty of awesome below.  Is there something that should be added to the list? Let me know in the comments.     Simplify password
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Canonicalization can more than double the link love

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You may be in a position to dramatically increase the effectiveness of inbound links to your web site in a few minutes by editing the .htaccess (Hypertext Access) file and specifying your URL. Canonicalization is the process by which the search engines choose the best URL when there are several choices. Several choices look like
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