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!

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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.
    Click as many as you want

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?