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February 2, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

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Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week - Simple tool that makes it easy to distribute your blog feed to Twitter, Facebook and more

Blinkx – Video search engine that helps turn up videos from all of the major video sharing sites in one place – great tool

Visual Website Optimizer – easy to use A/B testing tool featuring point-and-click test designer and WYSIWYG editor for creating variations

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Featured Story

The App Driven Supercharged Productivity System

By John Jantsch

photoBusiness owners have a lot to do, a lot to keep track of, and a lot to balance. It’s the nature of the beast, and most days it feels like being a juggler at the circus who gets a few things in the air and then asks the audience to start lobbing things at him.Read the rest at AMEX OPENForum

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

3 Ways to Bring Customers Back with a Recovery Email
Revenue lost to online retailers at the moment of purchase - shopping cart abandonment in other words - is not insignificant. from

20 Things To Do Right Now if You’re a Content Marketer
I’m a guest author for Contracting Business magazine, which focuses on business solutions for heating and air conditioning contractors. My latest article was entitled, “20 Things I’d Do Right Now if I Were an HVAC Contractor“. from

This issue of the Duct Tape Newsletter is brought to you by Wall Street Journal Bestseller - The Referral Engine - Teaching Your Business To Market Itself by John Jantsch - Found wherever books are sold - More info here

Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

How to plan your social engagement success
As you plan for the year ahead, it's time to consider how social media will change your company or brand in 2011. from churchofthecustomer

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

Find the Revolution Before It Finds You
Ray Davis, president and CEO of Umpqua Holdings, is one of my favorite CEOs. That's not because he's brash, colorful, or combative — he's none of those things. from