Before Mitt Romney retroactively retired from Bain Capital, he purchased Domino’s Pizza in September 1998 for $1.1 billion. Romney may have learned at Harvard a fundamental law of economics that fueled his acquisition decision: people like to eat pizza. Over five billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year, and each person in America eats about 46 pizza slices annually.
Link building is the process companies use to get incoming links to your website from a variety of web sources.  Because inbound links have been cited as a large piece of the Google algorithm that determines where you rank when people search it has become a large focus for many companies. While there are mixed reports of how much inbound links effects Google results, the bottom line is that every link can help drive more traffic to your website, even if it is only from the original source.
Movies have been made about the larger than life company Facebook and its founders. Twitter is leading the charge into interactive TV.  LinkedIn is the place to be if you are an executive. YouTube is creating its own stars, and there are hundreds if not thousands of other social media outlets where hundreds of millions of people gather every hour of every day to share and be a part of a community. Companies, brands, associations, non-profits and others are racing to ‘be a part of it’ whatever that means.
When evaluating the effectiveness of a TV show's social engagement, a fair proxy is the TV network's tagline. AMC's slogan "Story Matter's Here" suggests a stronger commitment to artistic integrity than Bravo TV's "We film catfights." Both properties offer well-toasted social tools and outposts loaded with content, but the more complex and fascinating characters in Mad Men have a much more compelling pull in recruiting social ambassadors.
Your company is cooking with gas in the social space.  You have 50,000 Likes on Facebook and 10,000 followers on Twitter.  You are engaging your customers in the social space, and many of your Likes and followers seem so interested in the content of your posts, they come back to comment on your page on a regular basis.  Yes, it appears that you may now sit back and relax as life on the social front is going unbelievably well.
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One of the top questions that comes up when a marketer is thinking about content, blogging, and social media is how often should they publish content?  How many videos, blog posts, and status updates are really enough?  The answer depends based on the industry.  Here are three steps tfor determining the right content publishing schedule for your online marketing campaign. Step One: Research the Competition
One of the questions that we often get in our social marketing seminars is: what should your status updates be about?  A lot of business owners are concerned that if they post too much about their business that they might alienate their personal contacts, or that their business contacts won’t care about their child losing his first tooth, or that their dog Miffy just had puppies. So the question really becomes, how to find the right balance between business and personal.  Or taken a step further, how can you make sure that you are staying interesting to those that follow you?
On June 6, Baltimore mayoral candidate Otis Rolley launched his Online Ambassador program with SocialToaster. Rolley, a regular Twitter and Facebook user, believes in social media as an effective way to connect directly with friends and supporters.