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Lyndon gives the lowdown on how to really take advantage of social media and not waste time with throwaway accounts.
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from bwelford 3772 Days ago #
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A thoughtful post and well worth reading. I agree on Tamar’s contributions too. :)

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from fantomaster 3771 Days ago #
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Very good take and spin.

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from RobWeatherhead 3771 Days ago #
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thatll get a sphinn from me. Good insight and logical thought, totally agree with the points made.

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from toprank 3771 Days ago #
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It’s only the shortsighted, greedy people that use social media as an expendable channel that makes anything about it "dark". Part of the problem with the image of SEO is because of subversive and sinister characterizations. Why start that all over again with social media? Lyndon’s post does a good job at shining a light on the long term value of marketing with social media. Let’s hope lots of Sphinners are reading.

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from kelvinnewman 3771 Days ago #
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I think most sphinners hopefully are already there, or least on the right path

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from johnandrews 3771 Days ago #
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I totally agree with Lee about the "dark" branding. It might get hee-hee attention from the script kiddies and high school entrepreneurs, but at too high a cost for the industry. Good for Digg, bad for verticals like Sphinn. Of course it’s a headline, and we know editors write tabloid headlines to get attention, right?

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from Lyndon 3771 Days ago #
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What I intended to mean by "dark" was something mysterious, like the dark art of alchemy. Not something to be connected with black hats or evil It’s more Harry Potter than it is Dr Evil. I also refer to the dark art of seo to some of my clients, it’s all tongue in cheek and not to be taken too seriously. Maybe it’s the British sense of humour, I really don’t see a problem with it. When will the fact that a headline is intended to get attention be a given around these parts?

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from Sem-Advance 3771 Days ago #
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First are Kelvin and Lyndon working together? Seems that way. Second social marketing is nothing new. Some good points made however that are usually missed. Lyndon from what I have found whenever a marketer uses a great headline, most of the other marketers will put a down on it.....seems its some kind of sin to market yourself with great headlines....

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from HustlinGrind 3771 Days ago #
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Nice post. The seo gunslinger to linkbait cowboy is a great analogy I feel myself going through the same transition.

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from Lyndon 3771 Days ago #
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Sem-advanced, Kelvin is a great guy and writes good stuff, he has good stuff over at Marketing Pilgrim, check it out. I have no problem with being a fan of talent and will promote who the hell I like. Why Kelvin has promoted me, I don’t know, I havn’t asked him. I don’t see Sphinn being worth gameing, um, let me put that another way, lol. I don’t see I need to do anything underhand to gain success here, all I need to do is submit great articles. If a little back scratching goes one well, duh! Vote for me I vote for you doesn’t work if you are voting for crap. Actually I think there is a split here, the marketers vs the seo’s. Yes of course there is overlap, but I’m a writer not a programmer. I have a background in writing and find it easy to bang out a juicy headline, whereas someone who knows php/mysql inside and out might find it a little more tricky. Which is why I have a number of SEO’s as clients for my writing services.

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from kelvinnewman 3771 Days ago #
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There’s no secret voting cabal going on! Wish there was Sphinn can send some great traffic... There’s not really that many ultra active members here at sphinn yet so it’s inevitable there is going to be overlap on who votes/submits what.

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