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If you're ready to grow your business without breaking the bank, then join us each week for the world's best Social Media Business education. Every episode, you'll learn PROVEN, Tested, Marketing Strategies and Tactics from Social Media expert Nile Nickel. Always entertaining, with the latest in Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks. You'll always get incredible tools you can apply right away to your own business.

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If you're ready to grow your business without breaking the bank, then join us each week for the world's best Social Media Business education. Every episode, you'll learn PROVEN, Tested, Marketing Strategies and Tactics from Social Media expert Nile Nickel. Always entertaining, with the latest in Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks. You'll always get incredible tools you can apply right away to your own business.

    163 SMBH with Lolly Daskal

    163 SMBH with Lolly Daskal

    Nile Nickel interviews Lolly Daskal, Inc. magazine's most popular writer, executive coach Lolly Daskal. In the interview Lolly explains how anyone can recognize and leverage the leadership gaps that stand in the way of greatness. The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness

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    143 - Do you know how to social listen, and why it may be the most important strategy that you aren't doing!

    143 - Do you know how to social listen, and why it may be the most important strategy that you aren't doing!

    The All-Business, No-Hype Guide to Social Media Marketing - with Jason Falls


    Largo, Florida - April 4, 2016- In this show Nile Nickel talks with Jason Falls the award-winning social media strategist and widely read industry pundit, Jason is known as a top influencer in the social technology and marketing space by Forbes, Entrepreneur, Advertising Age and others. His strategies and ideas have touched iconic brands like General Motors, AT&T, Makers Mark, Humana and CafePress, among others. Jason leads strategy for Elasticity, an innovative agency that blends public relations, social media, mobile and SEO to help brands adjust and excel in an ever-changing marketing landscape. He is the co-author of two books: No B******t Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing (Que 2011), and The Rebels Guide To Email Marketing (Que 2012). Falls is also noted for founding SocialMediaExplorer.com, one of the industry’s most widely read blogs.


    Jason is the co-author of two books: No B******t Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing (Que 2011), and The Rebels Guide To Email Marketing (Que 2012). Falls is also noted for founding SocialMediaExplorer.com, one of the industry’s most widely read blogs.  


     
    No B******t Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide to Social Media Marketing
    The In-Your-Face, Results-Focused, No-“Kumbaya” Guide to Social Media for Business!  



    Detailed techniques for increasing sales, profits, market share, and efficiency



    Specific solutions for brand-building, customer service, R&D, and reputation management



    Facts, statistics, real-world case studies, and rock-solid metrics



    Stop hiding from social media--or treating it as if it’s a playground. Start using it strategically. Identify specific, actionable goals. Apply business discipline and proven best practices. Stop fearing risks. Start mitigating them. Measure performance. Get results. You can. This book shows you how. Jason Falls and Erik Deckers serve up practical social media techniques and metrics for building brands, strengthening awareness, improving service, optimizing R&D, driving better leads--and closing more sales. “Conversations” and “communities” are wonderful, but they’re not enough. Get this book and get what you really want from social media: profits. Think social media’s a passing fad? Too risky? Just a toy? Too soft and fuzzy? Not for your business? Wake up! It’s where your customers are. And it ain’t going away. Does that suck? No. It doesn’t. Do social media right, and all those great business buzzwords come true. Actionable. Measurable.And...wait for it...here comes the big one. Profitable. Damn profitable. Want to know how to do it right? We’ll show you. And, yeah, we know how because we’ve done it. This is the b******t-free, lie-free, fluff-free, blessedly non-New-Age real deal. You’re going to learn how to use social media to deliver absolutely killer customer service. How to R&D stuff people actually want. Develop scads of seriously qualified leads. You’ll figure out what you want. You know, the little things like profits, market share, loyalty, and brand power. You’ll figure out how to measure it. And then you’ll go get it. One more thing. We know what scares you about social media. Screwing up (a.k.a., your mug on the front page of The Wall Street Journal). So we’ll tell you what to do so that won’t happen. Ever. No B.S. in this book. Just facts. Metrics. Best practices. Stuff to warm the hearts of your CFO, CEO, all your C-whatevers. And, yeah, you. So get your head out from under the pillow. Get your butt in gear. Let’s go make some money.



     

    The Rebel's Guide to Email Marketing: Grow Your List, Break the Rules, and Win
    A No-Nonsense, Take-No-Prisoners Plan for Earning Positive Return on Your Email Marketi

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    138 - The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman with Liz O'Donald

    138 - The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman with Liz O'Donald

      Liz O’Donnell is the General Manager of Double Forte, a marketing firm expert at connecting companies to the people who matter to them via digital, marketing, and content strategies. She is also the co-founder of SheStarts, which supports the growing pipeline of women founders in Boston through networking, coaching and events. Liz is the author of Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman, a book that picks up where other business books leave off understanding the impact women’s personal lives have on their careers and the ways business can support working women. She is a frequent speaker and consultant to women who want to thrive and the organizations that want to reach and mobilize women. Interesting Facts and Sound Bites: Her first blog, Hello Ladies, was named one of the top 100 websites for women by Forbes, a Best of the Net by Working Mother Magazine and a Voice of the Year by BlogHer. Today you can find her blogging at WorkingDaughter.com, a resource for women balancing career and caring for their aging parents. She is passionate about helping women thrive and helping companies reach and mobilize this powerful resource. Liz has been also named as the "Voice of the Year" and a "must read" political blogger by BlogHer. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, MomsRising and SheKnows.

    • 50 min
    142 - SEO Secrets and Secrets to How Search Engines Work

    142 - SEO Secrets and Secrets to How Search Engines Work

      Guest Bio: Stephan Spencer is an internationally recognized SEO expert and bestselling author. He is the author of “Google Power Search”, co-author of “Social eCommerce”, and co-author of the “The Art of SEO”, now in its 3rd edition and considered THE bible on SEO. Stephan founded Netconcepts in 1995 and grew it into a multi-national SEO agency before selling it in 2010 to Covario. Stephan continued as a sought-after SEO and digital strategy consultant. His clients post-acquisition have included Zappos, Sony Store, Quicksilver, Best Buy Canada, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Chanel. Stephan speaks at many Internet marketing events, including SES, SMX, PubCon, Internet Retailer, Shop.org, etc. He’s contributed to Huffington Post, Search Engine Land, DM News and MarketingProfs, among others. Stephan is the creator of Traffic Control, a 3-day seminar on SEO, co-creator of the 3-day professional development seminar Passions into Profits with Kris Jones, and the host of 2 podcasts, The Optimized Geek and Marketing Speak. Interesting Facts and Sound Bites:  


    He holds an M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    Inventor of “The Gravitystream” - an automated pay-for-performance natural search technology platform, re-branded as RIO SEO Website Optimizer.

     
     


     
    Show Notes: 
    Nile:              Hey, welcome back to the social media business hour. We’re talking with Stephan Spencer and Stephan is a true SEO expert. He’s really written the bible on SEO. Go back in the first segment if you’d like and listen to the details regarding that. But without getting into the details we were talking about some SEO strategies and one of the things that we happened to talk about was an SEO audit and in that audit finding duplicate content. Now, one of the questions I get asked a lot Stephan is about duplicate content. What’s considered duplicate content? What’s not? You know, what would get you slapped by Google if you will. And so rather than me speculating on it let me just ask you about that. Stephan:          Yeah, great question. So, let me first dispel a big myth about duplicate content. It doesn’t create a penalty situation. It is a filter. Not a penalty. So, when you get filtered because you have duplicate content that another more authoritative site also has it’s not like you are being slapped. It’s just basically that you’re not being favored over a more authoritative site. And this can happen if you’re even the originator of the content. So, let’s say that you have created unique valuable content about cruises and cruise lines and various, you know, just each cruise line, princess cruises and so forth. And this is an actual real world case. A company, cruises.com created all these different write ups about each cruise and each cruise line and so forth and then they would syndicate it to various sites that -- like airline partners and travel partners like Orbits. And guess who would end up winning the duplicate content filter war in Google. It wasn’t cruises.com. it wasn’t even any of the airlines. It was Orbits. Because when you think about how much authority Orbits has with all of these links and really powerful, important links pointing to their site. So, cruises.orbits.com was the site that would win out and then everything else would get filtered. So, you don’t want to get filtered out. Even if you’re the originator of the content that can happen so there’s some strategies and tactics you can use to ensure that doesn’t happen. Like for example, any partners you’re syndicating to asking them to link back to the -- your original article from their article. Like if you’re syndicating an article to various business sites then you could have in the byline or the bio where you specify, you know, just your company and so forth. You can include a

    • 54 min
    140 - How To Have A Mobile Application Built Even If You Know Nothing About Programming

    140 - How To Have A Mobile Application Built Even If You Know Nothing About Programming

    Tom Tancredi has worked (alongside twin brother Dominic) on the successful launch of over 250 digital products while building their digital agency, DOM & TOM into an Inc. 500 fastest growing company two years running. Tom is a resource on anything startup related including mobile strategy, onboarding a technical team, finding a cofounder or structuring a fundraising deal. Tom has built high profile applications for Fortune 500 companies and is an expert on intrapreneurship in large organizations.





    What is “Intrepreneurship”?
    Take Steve Balmer with Microsoft. He’s a great example of Intrepreneurship. One of the first employees of Microsoft (he was employee number 30) – Steve was really the right hand man for Microsoft founder Bill Gates. He negotiated himself 8 percent of the total company, which is really incredible, considering there were 29 employees who were hired before him. Steve helped build Microsoft into the huge company it is today. With over 90% internet using Microsoft products. Steve Balmer was not the entrepreneur. He didn’t come up with the product – he did however, see the potential for the product, understood the strengths of the team and had the vision to take the product (Windows) to the marketplace in a scalable way. Although Tom is not the entrepreneur for his company (his brother Dom is the entrepreneur) – Tom found himself in the unique role as the “Intrepreneur”. In 2008/2009 he saw a unique opportunity to learn all that he could about the Apple iPhone. Since no one was the expert on that platform, Tom realized that if his company could be the subject matter expert for iPhones, they could create demand for their mobile software development services.

    How can a mobile application boost retail sales?
    70% of all retail “research” is done online, on mobile devices – before products are actually purchased. This makes for an incredible opportunity for any retailer who is open to (or already using) flash sales, deep discount offers or impulse point purchases. In fact, if you’re not using mobile, you’re going to miss a TON of sales, especially around the holiday season, with so many consumers making last minute purchases for gifts. Likewise, if you’re interested in year-round sales, mobile is equally as important. Before creating an application though, you really need to ask yourself what benefits and features your application will offer to consumers. Tom recommends that you don’t even bother with creating a mobile application if you haven’t clearly thought through the features and benefits of you application. Whatever you do, don’t just go copying some other larger corporation’s application. Large retailers for example, the money and resources to “get it wrong” many times before they get it right. As small business owners, we don’t have that luxury. As a small business owner, you must play to your strengths. One of the things that you can do, that larger corporations have a hard time with is – you can be face to face with your customers much easier. This mean, you can solicit feedback, answer questions and solve problems much faster than a larger corporation. If for instance, you can think of features for your mobile application that can help you do that, then your customers will find great benefits with that. Anyone you touch in that regard, will find more value doing business with you, than anyone else. In the hands of your customers or prospects, your mobile application may just be the first time they research what you have to offer and who you are. For a great example of how NOT to create a mobile application, you only have to look as far as the banking industry. It doesn’t matter who you’re banking with, just about all of them have one experience online and a completely different experience on their mobile applications. When you go to their website

    • 49 min
    139 – “Travel Hacking” Your Way Around The World And Building Your Business

    139 – “Travel Hacking” Your Way Around The World And Building Your Business

    How To Take Your Next Vacation For FREE With “Travel Hacking” just starts this great episode.

    Listen Along, as we reveal the secrets to using your LinkedIn profile as your very own sales page – capable of generating leads for free, what it takes to grow a business from anywhere in the world plus much, much more!

    • 51 min

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