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February 9, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

Hyper Alerts - Hyper Alerts is a feature that sends you an email within minutes after a posting on your Facebook Fan Pages – or only a summary each hour, day, week or month if you so prefer.

Topicmarks – Topicmarks summarizes text documents for you electronically. Get a smart synopsis in minutes instead of reading everything yourself. Keeping up on industry trends just got easier.

Feedbackify – Simple to use feedback platform that installs on your site in minutes – making it easy to get feedback from site visitors needs to be a standard site feature these days.

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Featured Story

10 Free Tools that Can Help Your Site Rank Above the Rest

By John Jantsch

photoLike many things in business, and perhaps in life, one of the best ways to get better at something is to analyze what others are doing -- particularly those doing better than you. Read the rest at AMEX OPENForum

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

Listen To The Consumer's Unconscious Mind
Countless billions have been spent on consumer research, but author Phillip Graves believes it's a waste. from adpulp

The WOM Opportunity Grid
As part of my project work with The Keller Fay Group, I have access to interesting word of mouth (WOM) data on the brands and product categories Americans talk about. from brandautopsy

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

Do Your Homework: Build Your Community Before You Build Your Product
To many entrepreneurs, becoming active on social networks is an after-the-fact strategy. To the smartest, fastest, and most frugal entrepreneurs, it’s a leading strategy. from socialmediatoday

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

From Lawyer to Baker: Lessons on passion, listening and cake with Warren Brown
you had been a fellow passenger on the Green Line train in Washington DC, looking at handsome young lawyer Warren Brown staring out the window, you may have thought he was composing his next great novel, or thinking about scaling Mt. Everest. from escapefromcubiclenation