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Building a monster business involving Search Engine Optimization, Social Media and Branded Video Marketing is a time consuming task. A labor of love? Yes!  It is a blast making other people’s dreams come true by maximizing their virtual business model.

The challenge for me is attending to my clients’ needs while staying on the edge of an information flow that is literally moving at the speed of thought. Chris Brogan talks about Attention being Currency in today’s business world.  Time management is an ever growing issue with folks running at the front of a virtual medium. Chris and people who comment on his blog talk about task / time allotments to stay on track for the day. Attention can be grabbed and priceless time stolen if you don’t have a plan of attack.

I have developed an information stream that works for me. I suggest you develop one for you. All of these tools are free and I prefer those that work in the cloud so they are accessible to me in and out of the office.

I set up an igoogle home page with widgets that suit me best. I use Manymoon calendar and project planner with my Google Apps calendar for my daily tasks and projects. I monitor my RSS feeds from this home page.

As for Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn, I connect all of them with Hootsuite. The keyword, search and statistics function in Hootsuite make it a valuable tool for monitoring topics and doing research on most any subject. The RSS and Hootsuite keep me awash in an information stream that is more like a torrent than a stream. I grab what I can and shoot what I like over to Evernote for safekeeping and sorting until I set aside the time for more in-depth look into whatever it is that I am looking for. 

All in the cloud, all free and all functional to make even the Information ADD business owner somewhat together…..

 

Posted By Sam Fagan VP of Business Development Blueagle Marketing  

I was talking with our VP of Sales, Scott Augustine, about the integration of social media into big business and the challenges of changing the old marketing mindset. While Blueagle Market is young in years, all of us here have battles scars from living lives in search of the “better way” and being soldiers of that fight. Once again we have circled the army around the walls of Jericho, shouting, clanging and making all sorts of noise in an effort to bring old paradigms to the ground.

One of the surprises of this battle is that our fellow Social Media advocates are not only in it to win it but are in it in relative unity. The transparency that a huge corporation has to work so hard to develop through social media, is inherent to those developing  it.  Never before have we seen an arena of business where the competition rushes new information not only to its clients but to the public forum for mass consumption. Just like I am writing about  Scott’s revelation and giving him the credit, our “virtual” counterparts are quick to offer their knowledge and tools for the good of the group.

When I go to Slideshare I am blown away by the fresh new presentations that people have spent time and money creating. Then I find that it’s set out there for me to learn from and use… FREE! This especially makes me happy because I don’t have one artistic fiber in me and our graphics team is too busy for me!  Hootsuite and their Analytics, Google Apps and Analytics, Evernote, and UBer Twitter  all give me the tools, while publications like Mashable, Tech Crunch and others give me the knowledge.

 Kudos to the pioneers of the virtualization revolution who started these trends years ago!  The rest of the World should sit up and take note , we would have a much happier Earth.

 The team at Blueagle Marketing is exciting about making our contributions both individually and collectively. Taking the hill and crushing the paradigms….

 

Posted by Sam Fagan VP of Business Development Blueagle Marketing

Being an SEO Consultant or a Business Consultant who knows SEO — Two Very Different Things

 I recently came across an article, "What You Don’t Know About SEO",  by  Erin Weinger in the February Edition of  Entrepreneur.com  http://bit.ly/9m3fsZ . I am sure Erin knows his stuff , probably way more than me. On this article though, I had a different point of view. I was glad to finally get to the sub section in the article, "Getting Links", where Erin got to the meat of  things and made my point for me.

Getting links in an incredibly painstaking task that requires not just a time consuming initial set up , but a maintanence program as well. Sure, you can do an effective Search Engine Optimization program yourself. If someone has  time, inclination and know how, why not? But then again, if you did have the know how, maybe even the time and inclination,  as a business owner you have to ask yourself,  " what is it that I do best "?

As a business owner, I have to always ask, what is it that makes me the most money? Is it by doing what I do best ? Or is it by doing something that I need done but can do myself for less money ? Seems to me many businesses go out of business by thinking cheap.

Ok, so some companies can afford to hire an ex-Google exec. Maybe some companies have an entire staff to train. In that event, train your own SEO guy. The fact is that even big companies realize that they are best off doing what they do best. That usually is making the products that make them the most money, not training people to blog, backlink, blog some more, backlink, submit an article, search for related content, build backend pages, find submittal sites and get authorizations on thousands of places to post articles, cross reference blogs, and then tweet about it all.    

Outsourcing is a key to survival. Finding the right outsource company is not that hard. Making sure that they have the right portfolio and won’t rip you off is not hard either. Open up your laptop, go to Google and ask them to point to their clients. Its a short interview !

posted by Sam Fagan VP of Business Development Blueagle Marketing.  www.blueaglemarketing.com