November 2010 Blog Posts (17)

The Personality Of Business

Your company, your brand, your product, your service has a very distinct personality and more times than not that personality is you!

Your personality is how customers perceive you for better or in some cases for worse.

Your average advertiser / marketer has been getting away with selling only a great product or a fantastic service and leaving out the personality behind the brand. So where do you stand. Do you manage your company’s image and perception? Does…


Added by Howard Larson on November 30, 2010 at 11:55am — No Comments

Peeling back, and seeing what is underneath!!

Peeling back, and seeing what is underneath!!

Peeling back, or Peel-Back as it is referred to, is the art of finding something on the internet and then looking at the URL and taking parts of it away to find new information.

For instance take the URL below:

Great it is a resume, but look at…


Added by Dean Da Costa on November 24, 2010 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Flipping, a guide of how to Flip Search!!

Flipping, for those of us who remember, was a game you did with baseball cards. Kind of like war, except who ever turned over a matching baseball card wins the pile. Flip searching is kind of like that in that you are trying to use company websites and using different terms(flipping) in the hopes of finding some candidates who match what you are looking for. If you do, you win. Flip Searching is actually easier than it sounds and it can be performed using most of the major search engines…


Added by Dean Da Costa on November 19, 2010 at 9:24pm — No Comments

The Law of the Customer

By Brian Tracy

The customer always acts to satisfy his or her interests by seeking the very most and best at the lowest price possible. Customers practice economic calculation in their choices. They seek to minimize their purchases and to minimize their costs, or outlays. Customers always attempt to get the things they want the fastest and easiest way possible, right now, at the lower possible price. This is not a problem. This is merely a fact of business life. Customers want…


Added by Howard Larson on November 19, 2010 at 11:50am — No Comments

Networking on your birthday...

For those of you who celebrate birthdays, while I may not be able to celebrate the birthdays of all 5,000 members of, when appropriate, I do like to feature members at least on their birthdays.

However, because is primarily a professional business networking site, I encourage you to make sure that your profiles are up-to-date with working links,…


Added by Vincent Wright on November 18, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Why Mail?

Email vs. Snail Mail? Is there a choice? Should there be a choice? What is the right marketing vehicle for your company? Do you even care?

The average email open rate that I have been reading lately is 22.1%, which means that 77.9% are deleted without even a look, and that does not count the ones that are kicked back with bad addresses. Blanked out. Poof, gone never to return to the light of a computer screen.

If that was a Snail Mail piece it would be like…


Added by Howard Larson on November 17, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments

Link With Influencers

So there you are out there on the vast world of Social Media all alone. To continue on yesterdays linking thoughts to get your web page listed higher up in the Search Engines.

Ask yourself, who are the people in your TARGET market that have the most influence? Don’t mess with people in your industry, not that you should not follow people of knowledge in your industry or profession but they are NOT going to buy anything from you. You need to attach yourself to the people who…


Added by Howard Larson on November 16, 2010 at 11:17am — No Comments

How To Find Hidden Jobs (Video)

Did you know that traditional job searches leave you at a disadvantage? Why? Simply put, there are a lot of unadvertised jobs that you are overlooking everyday. If you do not know about these hidden jobs. its because you have been looking in the wrong places. Its time to do something different! In this video on job search strategy, Jim Stroud gives tips on how to prospect the hidden job market. Tune in now and PLEASE share with other jobseekers in your network. (Be sure to download the notes… Continue

Added by Jim Stroud on November 15, 2010 at 10:41pm — No Comments

SEO Generation For Links

There is no question that the incoming link to a website from some other site is gold.

In starting a SEO-Linking strategy the first thing to do is to link all of your businesses social profiles together aiming at your website. This will help your name and your “brand” in taking and holding onto the search results of pages in a brand name search and or even a market oriented search.

After placing your link on your social media home pages you need to put your…


Added by Howard Larson on November 15, 2010 at 10:29am — No Comments

If You Build It, They Will Come: the story of a successful Boolean search string!!

If You Build It, They Will Come: the story of a successful Boolean search string!!

I talked about the importance of doing your homework before beginning your search in my blog posting titled "The Art of Resume Sourcing". Once you have clear understanding of the position including similar terms, competitors, associations and synonyms you are now ready to begin your Internet search. So...where do you…


Added by Dean Da Costa on November 13, 2010 at 1:48am — 1 Comment

Saturation Mail

A saturation mailing can be a valuable tool when you are looking to reach a broad based audience in a local area.

“Carrier route saturation” is a class of Standard Male offered by the US Postal Service to marketers who are looking to hit on virtually every address in a zip code. A beauty parlor might saturate a single carrier route while a big box store might hit on everyone in an entire zip code. There is no exact figure but if you do a saturation mailing you can usually get…


Added by Howard Larson on November 12, 2010 at 11:19am — No Comments

The Synergistic Web Site

In an online marketing plan and attack your main website is your base of attack. It contains the elements of what your company is, what it sells and what its primary goal of service/products are.

Yet if your site is lost in the great abyss of the 38th page of a google key word search what effect can it have on your overall companies marketing and sales attack? 3 things:

1) Explain to the world who and what you are

2) Be there for people and companies you…


Added by Howard Larson on November 9, 2010 at 12:25pm — 7 Comments

I just saw a "faux person" COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR from social media, tonight...

I just saw a "faux person" COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR from social media tonight: Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, Brandergy. ALL profiles GONE!

This person had consistent looking profiles set up on all the dominant social media sites and I just got an update from her yesterday. In addition, it…


Added by Vincent Wright on November 6, 2010 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Top Colleges and Universities from around the world!!!

The Top Universities around the World

At some point all recruiters will have to recruit internationally, or will look at candidates who received their degrees from Colleges and Universities in other countries. As in the US not all Colleges and Universities are created equal. Some are just better. Below is a list of some of the best Colleges and Universities around the world. This list in not all inclusive but it is a good start.




Added by Dean Da Costa on November 5, 2010 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Social Media Is Free, Right?

Facebook is free.

Twitter is free.

MerchantCircle is free.

Foursquare is free.

LinkedIn is free.

Heck Social Media is all free! Right?

What’s your time worth? 2 cents?

One of the biggest mistakes you can make is thinking that Social media is free. Every second you are on the clock is ticking. If your there for fun, go on and let the good times roll, but if you are there to make a buck or two, you had better buckle down and get…


Added by Howard Larson on November 5, 2010 at 11:08am — No Comments

To my Virtual Assistant Friends: For job referrals, please join Linking Virtual Assistants

Earlier this morning, I tried to introduce one of my business friend to several of the Virtual Assistants I know on My Linking Power Forum. In the process of doing so, I felt like I needed a Virtual Assistant to help ME make those referrals! :-)…


Added by Vincent Wright on November 4, 2010 at 10:54am — No Comments

Seeking to introduce you...

Very briefly, member names come up a number of times during innumerable daily phone conversations I have and so, I'd like to feature some of those active members on the homepage of My Linking Power Forum. ( )… Continue

Added by Vincent Wright on November 3, 2010 at 8:37am — No Comments

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