Just Because You Can Have a Facebook Page Doesn’t Mean You Should

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True story. I was driving home the other day behind a commercial van. It was for a garage door company. They install garage doors. I guess somebody has to do it. Anyway, taking up about 30% of the sides and the back of the van was: FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK All caps. Giant letters. And of course it was accompanied by that larger than life Facebook thumb we've all come to know and loathe...I … [Read more...]

Join Me in the #LinkFreeSunday Movement

I've always wanted to start a movement. You know, blow something completely out of proportion and then lead the charge on fixing it without having to do any of the actual work myself. It sounds like something I could really excel at. And what better way to have a profound effect on the world? After all, that empty feeling isn't going to go away on its own you know. But like any good movement, you … [Read more...]

14 Reasons Why You Are No Longer Allowed to Use Twitter or Facebook

A bunch of us have been talking and well, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that you are no longer allowed to use Facebook or Twitter. Or Google Plus. Maybe even LinkedIn, we're still debating that one. You can keep Pinterest though. None of us really like Pinterest. It's nothing personal. You're just kind of annoying a bunch of us and we want you to stop before you ruin … [Read more...]

Which Social Media Site Should You Use for the Greatest Return on Investment?

None. That's right. You shouldn't use any. If the deciding factor of whether or not to spend your time on Facebook over Twitter or LinkedIn over Pinterest solely comes down to which will bring you the highest ROI, you need your hand slapped and your computer taken away from you. And maybe even a disapproving look. You may hate this next part, but I'm going to say it anyway. There is no such … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to the Person that Keeps Inviting Me to Facebook Events that are 3,000 Miles Away

Dear person that keeps inviting me to Facebook events that are 3,000 miles away, I want to thank you. Yes, that's right. I said thank you. It used to be that life was boring. My schedule was filled with such time wasters as speaking engagements, meetings, date nights with my wife, school concerts with my kids and a host of other personal and business related events. Quite frankly, it was just one … [Read more...]

Are You Sucking the Human Being Out of Being Human?

Did you know that the best time to send a Tweet is precisely at 2:14 PM Eastern Standard Time on a Wednesday afternoon while slightly overcast with a 17% chance of rain and 27% humidity? Not a big Twittererer? No problem. Just make sure that your Facebook status does not breach the suggested length of 17.2 words with an average number of syllables per word no higher than 1.2 and a limit of 3 … [Read more...]

You’re Not As Dumb As We Think You Are!

We're all laughing at you behind your back. It's true. I know that's pretty rude of me to say but I couldn't hold it in any longer. If it makes you feel any better, I'll probably get in trouble once everyone else finds out that I told you. We had a pact. It's nothing personal. I'm sure that you think that you are a Twitter ninja. That you pretty much have everything under control. That you're a … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why I Don’t Want to Be Your Friend Anymore

It's been a good run! We've been through a lot together, you and me. Like the time when you mentioned that you were having spaghetti for dinner, remember that? "Yumm-o!" That was classic! Or how about the time you tagged me in that post about your blog in order to get me to go to your website. Nobody loves a good "gotcha" moment more than me! You know me so well! Yup. Those were good times! But … [Read more...]

3 Dead Simple Ways to Get a Bazillion Likes on Facebook While Still in Your Pajamas (and Make Millions Doing It)

You may not have heard, but there is this new website out there called Facebook. Apparently there are something like a billion people hanging around on this thing just foaming at the mouth to buy stuff from you. In fact, they will even tell their friends to buy stuff from you as well! And the best part? You don't have to really do anything! It just kind of happens! Pretty awesome, right? … [Read more...]

Is Fiverr Ruining SEO for the Rest of Us?

I'll be the first to admit that there are a lot of things wrong with the SEO industry. It's an unregulated industry with no tangible product or clear solution to a problem that is judged by the companies (Google, Yahoo!, Bing) that make and regularly change the rules without telling anyone what they are. Now, before you work yourself up into a small tizzy, I should clarify my position here. If you … [Read more...]