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Tuesday Tips: How to Make Interactive Youtube Videos – ReelSEO

NEW for 2014! Each Tuesday I will be highlighting a video that I find useful for freelancers and the self employed. If you have a suggestion for a video to showcase, please comment below. Thanks for tuning in…

Using annotations to enhance youtube videos is a good tactic in growing traffic to your websites or other videos online. The ability to do this on Youtube is an excellent, free tool for freelancers, small business and indie artists.

This week’s video is from ReelSEO – The Online Video Marketing Guide, a site I visit often and highly recommend.

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Read the post at ReelSEO: How to Make Interactive Videos with Youtube Annotations

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Four Tips for Surviving Social Media

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Trace Ready "The Social Freelancer"

Trace Ready “The Social Freelancer”

Trace Ready is a Director of Photography, Writer, Producer and Vocalist based in Dallas, Texas. His band Trace Relations has released their debut studio CD “Prosperity Street”
Connect with Trace: TraceProductions.com

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Done NOTHING with Social Media? No big deal, jump on in.

You signed up for Facebook but rarely look at it or make any status updates.
You’ve heard about Twitter but just don’t “get it”
You want to increase business via Linkedin but don’t know how.
You think because so many have built up huge followings on Social Media that it’s “too late.”
Here’s what I think:

You are not alone. One of the best things about social media is that there is a short memory span. People jump in and out all the time. Many have profiles that are inactive (that’s not good, but easily corrected).

This is meant to encourage you. Read more…

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Strategic Social: DFW Rocks Social Media Day – Part 2

DFW Rocks Social Media Day Recap Part 2: I don’t get to attend many conferences due to travel and work commitments. And the curmudgeon in me is leery of folks who claim great knowledge but then deliver next to nothing of value to me.
This wasn’t the case with DFW Rocks Social Media Day 2013. I went and was glad I did. The speakers were engaging and presented current, useful information.
THANKS to Lissa Duty for hosting DFW Rocks Social Media yearly. Lissa is a Social Media Marketing Strategist, Coach and Trainer in Dallas.”
Visit: LissaDuty.com

Last week I posted part 1 of my recap of this event. Read it here:
Strategic Social for Freelancers: DFW Rocks Part 1 – Facebook, Sales and Google+

Visit the event site: DFW Rocks Social Media

Click links in the tweets embedded in this post to read overview of each topic covered, good insight on SEO and social media for all.
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Why Twitter? Why Now? How? 10 posts that help. #Storify

For people who are primarily Facebook users, Twitter can be something of a mystery.
I have been using Twitter (and Facebook, Youtube, Linkedin, Google+) for a few years now, learning as I go, and sharing information about social media for freelancers on this blog.

Gathered here are ten posts about Twitter, it’s uses and advantages, using Storify. I hope you find these helpful.

I’ve included posts from three individuals whose blogs I have found to be insightful about Twitter, and social media in general. You should know them too:

Follow these 3!

Follow these 3!


Mark Schaefer:
Site: BusinessesGrow.com
Twitter: @markwschaefer

Ann Tran:
Site: Ann-Tran.com
Twitter: @AnnTran_

Jeff Bullas:
Site: JeffBullas.com
Twitter: @jeffbullas

READ: Why Twitter: 10 posts that help: Read more…

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Four Tips for Surviving Social Media

What to do with Social Media? Be careful, but have fun… Here are four quick tips for surviving social media, hope you find it helpful.

1. Use common sense. Simple. Don’t put your home address anywhere on your websites, blogs, profiles, anywhere. I keep a business mailing address that is posted on my sites, but it’s no one’s business where I live.

2. Avoid personal attacks. Follow the age old advice “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” This is sometimes hard to do in life, and on the Internet, but it is vital to your social networking efforts. Having conversations online about things that you are passionate about is great for building your reputation, but watch your words! If you take issue with something someone has posted, respond with fact and supportable opinion, do not attack the person who posted it. Likewise, as soon as someone launches a personal attack against you, restate your qualified opinion on the subject, then let it go – disengage from the conversation. I have seen many instances of people getting involved in a “tit-for-tat” argument online that quickly dissolves into juvenile name-calling antics, resulting in all parties looking like fools.
Read this -> Social Media Smart Move: Be an Aggregator, Not an Aggravator

careful about the kooks

3. Remember, the Internet is full of kooks, but plenty of sensible people too. Sometimes its hard to tell who the kooks are at first, but watch what people write about on a regular basis, and soon their true colors come through.
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