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Blogging: Analytics, SEO, and Content

Blogging: Analytics, SEO, and ContentWork with the former marketing director at Conde Nast Digital to improve your search rankings, integrate social, and increase traffic to your blog! Starting November 5, Jim Hopkinson will teach you how to analyze KPIs, monetize your blog through ads, sponsorships, and affiliates, and leverage your blog toward a larger platform such as publishing, speaking, or consulting. Register now!

Lay’s Joins Growing Trend Of Brands Crowdsourcing Through Facebook

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Lay’s wants to introduce a new flavor of potato chip. But it is not hiring a marketing firm or forming a blue-ribbon committee to figure out a flavor — it is asking people who have liked the brand on Facebook. In exchange for the winning flavor, the user with the best idea receives $1 million. More and more companies are turning to their Facebook fans for new ideas.

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3 Strange Facebook Groups And Their Quests For 1 Million Members

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Facebook Groups IconFacebook Groups are a strange and interesting phenomenon that highlight this new social world. Groups with simple, fun concepts, or titles that just elicit a laugh, are like the Bazooka Joe comic strips for this generation. They are worth a quick giggle or groan, and then you toss them away. In the same way, people like to join these groups for a quick laugh. Given that groups are indexed by Google, we decided to do some digging around and found one trend that inexplicably stands head and shoulder above the rest: the quest for 1-million-members group.
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