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Best Buy - Computers, Video Games, TVs, Cameras, Appliances, Phones. Google Adwords+, Yes I Said It. Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony to divorce - Entertainment - Celebrities. Singers Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are getting a divorce, PEOPLE Magazine reports.

Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony to divorce - Entertainment - Celebrities

"This was a very difficult decision," the couple told the magazine. How To Build Multi-Purpose Landing Pages For Small Budget Advertising. For a long time, I thought utilizing a strong Landing Page Optimization program was only available to large companies with large budgets. The software to create landing pages on the fly by keyword is pricey, and the learning curve is significant. If you have the time, budget and manpower to utilize a design team and software that builds a landing page for every paid, organic, social and email marketing keyword or blast you send — Awesome! The reality is, most of us do have time and budget limitations. Getting permission to spend thousands on software isn’t likely, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on the idea.

Think a bit deeper and build your landing pages for multiple purposes. In the past, we would build a website, and send clicks to the homepage of that site. Limited budgets don’t mean you have to completely remove LPO from your marketing vocabulary. Minimalist Internet Marketing: My Personal Guide. Minimalism seems to be a hot topic these days and rightly so. People like clutter-free living and getting things done. After listening to a recent podcast between minimalist Leo Babauta and problogger, Darren Rowse, I started thinking about how I could apply minimalism to my internet marketing operations.

After all, I’m sure we can all agree there is time we spend on a computer each day that isn’t spent doing relevant tasks. I personally know that I check Tweetdeck, Facebook, and my email inbox far more often than necessary. Leading Spark and Resource for Word of Mouth Conversations. Is the answer really the Web?

Leading Spark and Resource for Word of Mouth Conversations

A recently published study from Google/Keller Fay Group Study* found that: Word of Mouth conversations still predominantly take place face to face. 93% of word of mouth (WOM) brand impressions occur offline.The Internet is both the leading spark of WOM conversations and the #1 resource utilized to take action after conversation. Search impacts more than 15% of all Word of Mouth conversations.Google is the #1 spark of Word of Mouth conversations and the #1 place people turn to after conversations for more information.Google directly informs 146 million brand conversations a day.Word of Mouth impressions generated by search are 25% more credible and 17% more likely to lead to purchase than those generated by online social media sites.

True, we still get things done through search vs. in social networks. 5 Famous Ad Campaigns That Actually Hurt Sales. Jared has sold a shitload of Subway sandwiches.

5 Famous Ad Campaigns That Actually Hurt Sales

Ronald McDonald has become one of the most recognizable characters in the history of human civilization. They are what ad executives dream about: campaigns that become media sensations and make the company billions. But then there are the ad campaigns that only do the first part; everybody can quote them, but they didn't actually make people buy the product. Like ... The Taco Bell Chihuahua Getty Created in 1997, the Taco Bell Chihuahua was the fast-food chain's big attempt to establish a mascot for their brand. Free WordPress Themes: 2011 Edition - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement Today, too many websites are still inaccessible.

Free WordPress Themes: 2011 Edition - Smashing Magazine

In our new book Inclusive Design Patterns, we explore how to craft flexible front-end design patterns and make future-proof and accessible interfaces without extra effort. Hardcover, 312 pages. Google+ Will Succeed Where FriendFeed, Buzz and Wave Failed. But Will It Go Mainstream? [10+ Links] You can find the Google+ thread I found this image of Tyler Durden on here.

Google+ Will Succeed Where FriendFeed, Buzz and Wave Failed. But Will It Go Mainstream? [10+ Links]

My 10 Links posts are in a way a homage to the original Google search results, which were always 10 links. Google+ Brand Page Concept. Naturally, with the advent of any new social platform, brands want to be included.

Google+ Brand Page Concept

Almost immediately after the Google+ launch, we started to see a few, mainly tech-related blogs, creating brand profiles there. I Pledge Allegiance to the Pole. Why People Follow Brands  This is a great infographic that has just been released from the team at get satisfaction.

Why People Follow Brands 

It gives you an interesting insight into why people follow brands in the social media space. The main reason is pretty obvious, apart from being a current customer of the brand, is to receive special offers or deals, however there are some other interesting stats in this infographic. The highlights: Over 97% of people say that social media has influenced their decision to make a purchase of a brand or product.Over 23% of people have downloaded a branded app onto their mobile devise.Over 18% of people follow a brand on Facebook for interesting and entertaining content.Over 22% of people follow a brand on Twitter for interesting and entertaining content.

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