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Is Google Buzz the Twitter Killer?

Posted on February 11, 2010

The Internet playing field is up for grabs with a few key players vying for positioning. Bing is gunning for Google. Twitter is gunning for Facebook. And Google is gunning... Continue Reading

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10 Ways to NOT Be My Facebook Friend

Posted on February 4, 2010

How did Facebook ever get to be so big? Honestly, the site is chock full 'o so much garbage that it has become the new MySpace. But beyond all the... Continue Reading

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Using Social Media to Promote and Enhance Events and Conferences - Free Report

Posted on January 17, 2010

Social media is a revolution in marketing. It allows businesses to identify their most important leads, understand what interests them the most, and talk to them en masse while still... Continue Reading

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Using Communications To Create A Community

Posted on December 22, 2009

Internet marketing isn't about technology. It's never been about technology. The computers and the Internet, the multimedia uploads, webinars and ebooks are all just a means to an end. They're... Continue Reading

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What Did You Call Me?

Posted on December 14, 2009

The French call people who use the Internet "Internautes." I like that. It makes us sound like explorers seeking out new life and new civilizations in cyberspace. When I open... Continue Reading

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Success On Twitter Is All About You

Posted on November 16, 2009

We knew it would happen. It always happens. Not long after Twitter's popularity hit the stratosphere, the spammers began swarming. Now direct messages boxes are packed with Mafia invitations, follower... Continue Reading

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It's Not What You Know, It's What You Do

Posted on November 4, 2009

I offer a lot of different products. Some of those products I create myself. Others have been created by people I know. All of them, I firmly believe, can bring... Continue Reading

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Become The Ruler Of Your Twitter Watercooler

Posted on October 9, 2009

Twitter isn't the only microblogging service on the Web. It's not even the best microblogging service on the Web. In Twitter Power, I describe a number of sites that also... Continue Reading

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Prepare your Product Launches with Social Media

Posted on October 2, 2009

I've had a ton of different business ideas. At the time I dreamt them up, they all looked like winners. It didn't always pan out that way. There have been... Continue Reading

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Get Off the Internet!

Posted on September 16, 2009

The Internet has been good to me. No, I'll say that differently. The Internet has been fantastic to me. It's changed my life, brought me some incredible deals and continues... Continue Reading

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The Power Of Twitter Keywords

Posted on September 3, 2009

Twitter looks so easy, doesn't it? You don't have to plan and research like you do when you're writing a blog post. You can write whatever's on your mind and... Continue Reading

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Creating Multiple Revenue Streams

Posted on August 12, 2009

Whatever your biggest motivation for starting your business, you want to make your life easier. You want to make it wealthier, happier, freer, more comfortable... but also easier to manage... Continue Reading

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How Many Dimensions Do You Have?

Posted on August 5, 2009

Twitter divides people into two camps. To those who use it, it's a whole new Internet. There's the Web of pages and content, and there's the Twitter of people and... Continue Reading

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Build Communities, Not Followers, on Twitter

Posted on July 18, 2009

One of the most exciting developments that has occurred on Twitter in the months since I put together Twitter Power has been the release of all sorts of statistics about... Continue Reading

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Building Success One Step at a Time

Posted on July 13, 2009

I love meeting new Internet entrepreneurs. I love seeing the sparkle in their eyes, the passion for their new businesses and their drive to succeed. I think it's great that... Continue Reading

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The Power Of Your Blog Comments

Posted on June 27, 2009

In Twitter Power, I described blogs as one aspect of the social media revolution. I think that might have surprised some people. Blogs, after all, pre-date the kind of interaction... Continue Reading

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Twitter is Life!

Posted on June 17, 2009

I love it when academics launch studies of the entrepreneurial world. Sometimes, they come up with truly valuable and fascinating information. I can't think of any off-hand, but I'm sure... Continue Reading

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The Right Way To Use Twitter

Posted on June 7, 2009

There's a rumor going around. It's growing. It's dangerous. And I think I may have encouraged it. People are starting to believe that Twitter is a sales tool. They see... Continue Reading

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How To Be A Star

Posted on May 17, 2009

I'm not much of a celebrity-watcher. I don't read tabloids and I couldn't care less who's dating whom in Hollywoodland. But I'm still pleased to see that so many celebrities... Continue Reading

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The Two Kinds Of Tweets -- And How To Use Them

Posted on May 7, 2009

In my book, Twitter Power, I describe a number of different kinds of tweets that twitterers are posting on the site. I talk about news tweets and customer service tweets... Continue Reading

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What Will Social Media Cost You?

Posted on March 29, 2009

I remember when Guerrilla Marketing came out. I was so excited. Here were a bunch of different methods to run powerful marketing campaigns without spending a dime. It was revolutionary... Continue Reading

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What Can't You Do?

Posted on February 14, 2009

I get asked for joint ventures all the time. A day doesn't go by without some message landing in my mailbox from someone saying they've got a killer product and... Continue Reading

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Facebook Gives Me Back My Account

Posted on January 26, 2009

As I'm sure you read on my blog or elsewhere on the web, Facebook had suspended my account. After sending a few emails and having some friends with contacts at... Continue Reading

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Give Your Blog Away

Posted on January 26, 2009

You've probably noticed that some of my websites don't have any AdSense units at all. Some people certainly have. They find it surprising. After all, I make a living teaching... Continue Reading

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Facebook Booted Me for Having 5000 Friends!

Posted on January 23, 2009

I've been a fan of Facebook for a couple years. I think it's a great way to network with others and build your business. I've used the site create my... Continue Reading

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How Video Can Make Your Life Easier -- And Wealthier

Posted on January 11, 2009

You've probably noticed that I'm a big fan of video content. I don't think text is going to disappear from the Web completely but I do think we're going to... Continue Reading

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All Change Please

Posted on December 31, 2008

It's all changed. It happened so fast, we hardly even noticed. But looking back, it's incredible how different everything is today. When I started out in Internet Marketing, no one... Continue Reading

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Where Will Your Idea End?

Posted on December 29, 2008

You know what I like best about Twitter? It isn't the fact that it's easy to use and a ton of fun (although those are important). It isn't the fact... Continue Reading

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Can You Turn Pictures Into AdSense Profits?

Posted on December 26, 2008

AdSense has a weakness. It's not very good at handling images. Fill your blog or your website with pictures of your cat, your family or your vacation in Yosemite and... Continue Reading

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Mixing Up Your Content To Keep Your Traffic Flowing

Posted on December 7, 2008

There are two ways to write a blog. The first is to sit at the computer and type up the first thing that comes into your head. If you have... Continue Reading

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The Power of your Community

Posted on December 4, 2008

It happens even before your site really starts to make money. You post articles, market your content, pick up comments and find that other sites are talking about you. All... Continue Reading

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Turning Your Audience Into A Community

Posted on November 26, 2008

Life must be hard for television executives. To decide how much to charge advertisers and whether they should commission another season of a show, they have to know the size... Continue Reading

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Keeping It Positive

Posted on November 24, 2008

If you've got nothing nice to say, say nothing. It's a great rule to follow when you're offline. Online though, saying nothing just isn't an option. As an online publisher... Continue Reading

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Twitter Celebrities

Posted on November 22, 2008

It's easy to assume the role of a celebrity on Twitter, but how do you know which ones REALLY have the true celebrity behind the name and which are fakes... Continue Reading

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Your Life In 140 Characters

Posted on November 15, 2008

What would you say if I told you that you can boost your profits by typing just 140 characters? (That's about the length of this paragraph.) If you're smart, you... Continue Reading

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The Value Of Offline Networking

Posted on October 23, 2008

Online publishing has all sorts of advantages. You become your own boss, you have your own schedule, you get paid to produce content and bring in users. It's all great... Continue Reading

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The Web's Most Powerful Form Of Marketing

Posted on October 13, 2008

Become an Internet publisher, and you'll need to learn a whole bunch of new marketing skills. You'll have to unwrap the mysteries of search engine optimization, figure out how to... Continue Reading

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Isn't It Time You Gave Your Site A Complement?

Posted on October 8, 2008

I often talk about the different tools that you can use to complement the AdSense units you put on your site. Sure, AdSense is always going to be the most... Continue Reading

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Rounding Off Your Posts to Get Free Content

Posted on October 2, 2008

There are two reasons that people will visit your website. They'll visit to read great content. And they'll visit to feel part of a community. There's one way in which... Continue Reading

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AdSense Is Only The First Step To Major Online Success

Posted on September 24, 2008

It's been a long time since I optimized my first AdSense ad. Many things have changed since then. Some things have stayed the same. The principles of AdSense optimization have... Continue Reading

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Are You Missing Your Blog's Growth Opportunities?

Posted on September 22, 2008

I'm amazed that there are people out there -- somewhere -- who aren't making money from AdSense. It's not as though you need a doctorate in computer studies and a... Continue Reading

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Be in My Twitter Book

Posted on September 20, 2008

I've got some pretty exciting news. I've been asked to write the definitive book on Twitter for business by a major publisher! I just got done with the launch of... Continue Reading

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Want To Know How to Achieve Success

Posted on September 18, 2008

I'm going to tell you a secret. It's the secret of continued success that every successful publisher knows and benefits from them. Here it is... The secret of continued success... Continue Reading

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Does Twitter need a new slogan?

Posted on September 17, 2008

I was on Twitter the other day, noticing that I had passed 3300 followers (thanks everyone!), and also noticed that Twitter has no slogan. Well, there's "What are you doing... Continue Reading

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What Did You Do Last Weekend?

Posted on September 16, 2008

It's probably the most important decision you can make as a publisher... What are you going to create a website about? So much depends on your choice: The value of... Continue Reading

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Social Media Expert

Posted on July 30, 2008

"You're a social media expert", he said on the conference call. I guess I hadn't thought of myself in that manner before. He went on to tell me that I... Continue Reading

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If I Owned Twitter

Posted on July 27, 2008

Social Media is all the buzz right now. It started with MySpace, continued with YouTube and has brought about Facebook, Twitter and a host of other sites promising the help... Continue Reading

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Free Twitter Report

Posted on July 20, 2008

Twitter is one of the web's leading innovative sites. People are just discovering new ways to interact with others, build relationships, share ideas AND market themselves and their products/services online... Continue Reading

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Twitter Experiment #1 - Are Followers Active?

Posted on July 19, 2008

While attending an Internet marketing conference in Chicago, I spent a lot of time networking with my peers. As I sat at the dinner table last night, I noticed that... Continue Reading

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How to Use Facebook

Posted on February 18, 2008

I am finding Facebook to be a great tool for networking and connecting with people. Since I started using last fall, I have connected with old friends, family members, new... Continue Reading

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Can You Digg It

Posted on January 29, 2008

Psst... want to know a way to get tons of free users to your website instantly? And when I say tons, I mean the sort of numbers that will crash... Continue Reading

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Joel Comm is an Internet entrepreneur who has been online for over 20 years. In 1995, Joel launched WorldVillage.com, a family-friendly portal to the web which enjoys thousands of visitors each day. Joel is the co-creator of ClassicGames.com, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 1997, and now goes by the name Yahoo! Games. Since then, Joel's company, InfoMedia, Inc., has launched dozens of web sites which offer online shopping, free stuff, website reviews and more. Joel is the author of many popular books, including the NY Times Best-Seller, The AdSense Code. He regularly makes appearances at Internet marketing conferences and seminars.
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