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February 23, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

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Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

Zipcast Meetings - this is an incredible add-on to Slideshare that allows you to launch an online presentation using any slides you’ve uploaded to Slideshare. No downloads, no browser or non Mac issues, instant online presentation – this should be huge.

MyVBO – Stands for Virtual Business Office, but this tool, pointed out by one of my readers, looks like the ultimate dashboard for managing marketing, including all your social media, as well as web analytics and financial data.

Browser Password Asterisk Revealer – simple bookmarklet that makes it easy to see your passwords rather than show them as asterisks – I know a potential security risk, but used correctly a time saver too.

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Featured Story

The New SEO is About Relationships and Relevance

By John Jantsch

photoLast week Google announced an official update to Social Search – something they’ve been playing around with for some time now. The idea behind social search is that if a Google account user does a search for something they will get the most relevant results according to Google now mixed in with results that Google determines are important from those in your social networks. Read the rest at AMEX OPENForum

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

What's a slogan for (banal on purpose)
At MWC, Claes Magnusson saw the following slogans on 25 different high tech booths (companies like IBM, HP, etc.) from sethgodin

Don’t Let Your Content Marketing Fail Because of This One Thing
Online Marketers world-wide are looking towards content marketing as a way to educate, connect with and influence prospects to become customers. from leeoddin

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

5 Ways to Get More Business from your Business Blog (Without Needing More Traffic)
Funny thing about business blogs… They’re supposed to bring in business. They’re supposed to attract clients. They’re supposed to convert readers into buyers. from remarkablogger

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

11 signs you're not ready to run your own company
So, you want to run your own company? Check this list first. If you fit more than 4 of these, you might want to wait a while. You still have some growing up to do: from conversationmarketing