Internet Marketing Minute: Pingdom Speed Test

Welcome back to an old tradition on this blog, the Internet Marketing Minute. This is a revival of the social networking minute that we used to create every Friday.

The premise is simple. Every week, we discuss a new internet marketing tool. This weeks IM tool is Pingdom Tools.

Hope you enjoyed the first internet marketing minute. Let me know in the comments below how fast your site loaded.

 








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practicing vood trafficEvery so often I have a brilliant idea! Today’s brilliant idea is very simple. I have no clue what you need. Not that I cannot guess, but the truth is that I am not the ridiculous mind reader you would believe me to be.

Sorry ladies! That means I cannot tell what you are thinking of me as well! However, if it is good! Definitely want to know. Here is my contact form(Lame maybe! Effective! TBD!)

What exactly does this exactly have to do with internet marketing? Well, put simply I want to make sure that I am creating content that interestingly enough helps your business grow online.

I get it! What a remarkable concept!

It is also one that I cannot do without your help? That is why I included below a poll and a quick survey. If it takes you more than 2 minutes to fill out the information, you can just click submit. All I am asking for here is a window into how I can best help you with your business.

With that being said, here is the internet marketing poll and form. Thanks for your help in advance!

What social network do you use most for your business?

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Let me know what you want to learn more about on social media, blogging, search engine optimization, conversion marketing, relationship building, and other internet marketing strategies.
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Thank you! Will keep everyone posted on the survey results!

Shocking News: Being Yourself Wins Business on Social Media

You might think this is crazy, but when I first started blogging I thought I was supposed to be that buttoned up, stats talking, big word marketer. The idea was that my teeth were supposed to gleam so much whiteness and brightness you would think I was a knight rescuing corporations from the big, bad giant.

Slight problem! That is just not me! I don’t talk like a stiff from the corporate world. Maybe that is because I have never really been my best self as a stiffie in the corporate world.

Somehow, it was only when I started to talk like myself that I started building my business online.

Go figure!

This is the point, where I hear the internal objections from people. “It is just too much to tell people what I think,” or my favorite “Andy, people do not want to know what I have to say.”

Sounds to me, like you took a long trip on the bull train where you heard a lot of bull $%!* from corporate executives trying to be smart.

I get it…being yourself can be challenging. It requires you to be strong enough in your belief about yourself that you do not have to put on an act when talking to prospects, partners, and clients.

Kinda tough huh!

Well that is what it takes to make it in business, you have to be tough. Not like the tough and rumble beat the crap out of someone tough. Instead, you have to be tough enough to have a good persona that people find charming enough to follow you.

Therefore, I have a bit of a bull meter to help you determine what is yourself.

  • Do you have the tendency….tooooo….fallll….asleeep when you talk about something on Google Hangouts?
  • Does your internal voice shout NOOOOOOOOOOOO at the top of it’s internal lungs when you speak on LinkedIn groups?
  • Do you frequently fear what would happen if you said one wrong word on Twitter?

Then you my friend have rung up a bit of a bull! Tis ok!

All you need to do is take stock, and start talking liketh a real person! Note: For some odd reason, my real voice has a bit of weird Shakespearean/Renaissance Faire quality to it.

When you do, you will be amazed at the response you receive. Get started today, by letting me know how you know in the comments that your are talking like yourself. What is the coolest thing you do when you are yourself on social media?

Last Day To Get Book of Tweets For Free

Book of TweetsWe have had over 400 downloads of the Book of Tweets in the past 4 days. Today is the last day, so make sure you reserve your free copy now on Amazon.

The Book of Tweets is for all the entrepreneurs who ever asked me what they should talk about on Twitter. This information is specifically for tweets you can post on Twitter.

This book is a big smorgasbord of 1,001 Tweets. These include photo tweets, quotes, sayings, ideas, jokes, and other assorted tweets for a variety of businesses. Many of them I have used for my own business and for clients over the years.


Get your free copy of the Book of Tweets


Here are what some entrepreneurs are saying about the Book of Tweets

Take the first step today by getting your free copy of the Book of Tweets below. It literally takes about a whole minute to receive your free copy this from Amazon, and is chocked full of great tweets and a surprise bonus inside. Ooh! Aah!


 

Get your free copy of the Book of Tweets

 


The only thing I ask for in exchange for giving the book for free is for you to please Retweet this to your network.

Book of Tweets Now Free on Amazon Kindle

Book of TweetsIn honor of the launch of my new Kindle Book, the Book of Tweets is now free until Sunday, March 8th on Amazon.

The Book of Tweets is for all the entrepreneurs who ever asked me what they should talk about on Twitter. This information is specifically for tweets you can post on Twitter.

This book is a big smorgasbord of 1,001 Tweets. These include photo tweets, quotes, sayings, ideas, jokes, and other assorted tweets for a variety of businesses. Many of them I have used for my own business and for clients over the years.

I know that mentally the biggest challenge writing tweets is not the 140 character word count, but the time it takes to think of something new and creative every day. For most small business owners it is too much pressure to create something valuable and useful every day.

So what do they do? They resort to tweeting links and promoting products. While links and product promotion is a valuable part of your Twitter marketing strategy, it is not a strategy by itself.

In fact, sometimes it seems a bit lazy if that is all you do. Which reminds me of something that I need to mention here. I might be number on the lazy list when it comes to this type of Twitter marketing.

I have 40 different Twitter accounts. Many of them with thousands of followers. My main two Twitter accounts @andynathan and @smartatthestart have 67K and 35K followers respectively.

Yet, the massiveness of continually creating great tweets sometimes weighs on me. That is why I know this book is valuable. I would and do use it.

It is also something I want to change, and a large part of the reason I launched the Book of Tweets. I know that I can do better. I even know that with a little effort from both of us, we can achieve a heck of a lotta really cool stuff that engages prospects to learn more about your business.

Therefore, take the first step today by getting your free copy of the Book of Tweets below. It literally takes about a whole minute to receive your free copy this from Amazon, and is chocked full of great tweets and a surprise bonus inside. Ooh! Aah!


 

Get your free copy of the Book of Tweets


 

The only thing I ask for in exchange for giving the book for free is for you to please Retweet this to your network.