Friday, June 19, 2009

It Starts With Facebook

Building your networks online can be a lot of fun, once you understand how some network platforms and communities work. I've been avoiding one of the BIG ones for quite some time now... and today, I decided to take the plunge.

You probably rightfully guessed by the headline of this mini post that I'm referring to Facebook.

At first, I found it a bit confusing... not quite sure how to find friends through this medium. However, once I discovered the Find Friends feature where you can upload a contact list and/or load your email address book, things went far smoother.

Within 2 short days I had my profile set up, sent out invites to those not yet on Facebook, connected with some people I hadn't "seen" in a VERY long time and loaded three photo albums.

Hint -- I didn't publish 2 of the albums.


For the sake of having "new" content when I don't have time to go and put anything on, I simply saved the albums without publishing. I'll be building about 6 more albums the same way... Then, when I don't have a lot to say, I'll just publish one of the albums.

There is an important reason I'm "getting involved" with Facebook now.

I'll explain more when I tie it into some important networking/SEO techniques that I will be building on in future PowerTips.

For now, I recommend if you haven't already grabbed your own free Facebook account, you might want to do it today. You will quickly see how it applies to massive marketing and SEO boosting.

Until then, see you soon!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Have You Seen Google Wave?

An awesome development in Google Apps has been announced this past week ...and it has website developers and online entrepreneurs equally excited. Even more important -- it is open source -- free for developers to grab, develop and create their own mashups.

Check out this Google Wave demo video for a sneak peek.

I can already picture the multitude of ways this powerful development in online communications will be applied.

It's mainly in demo mode right now... and I gotta tell 'ya... way ahead of the curve!

High five's to the Engineering team at Google.

I can't wait to see what happens next!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Get On The News

Did you know there are writers and reporters looking for great sources pertaining to specific subjects all the time?

Of course you did.

But, what you might not know about is a great FREE source you can tap into to find out what writers/reporters/casting agents are searching for. Find out from where some of them are getting their sources...

Check out this resource.

In addition to the website, here's a twitter address you might want to follow:

I'll be back soon with some great fill-in-the-blank "pitch" formulas that can work wonders when contacting reporters about your story/business/product/etc.

Until then, I hope these two new resources will serve you well!