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July 13, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

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Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

Storify – Very powerful tool for curating stories from around the web and social sites. I’ve pointed this out before, but they just added automatic publishing to WordPress sites so I thought it was worth another mention – this tool allows you to create all manner of custom curated content and then publish it as one blog post.

Code Canyon – Library of premium WordPress scripts and plugins that allow you to do lots of cool things with WordPress.

1hr Mail - Service makes it very easy to handle postal mail – 1 pc or 1000 – nice fulfillment tool if you do mail – something that I believe still has great appeal.

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Featured Story

5 Ways To Get Your Website Ready For Local Search

By John Jantsch

photo Search engines have become one of the primary ways that people find products and services in their hometown. This growing reality increases the need for small local business owners to master local search. Read the rest at AMEX

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

How to Dominate Your Industry like Drudge
On any given day, The Drudge Report drives more traffic to major news sites than Facebook or Twitter. Think about that for a minute. from copyblogger

Marketing 101: Branding your business in a competitive environment
Establishing a brand in a competitive environment can be challenging for any business, particularly small businesses and startups. from crowdspring

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

The Brutally Honest Guide to Naming Circles in Google Plus
Users of Google+ are quickly coming to the conclusion that one of the game changing features offered up by this new social network is the following and sharing filter called Circles. from DuctTapeMarketing

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

I Disagree: Irrational Optimism Is Not Entrepreneur’s Most Important Asset
I don’t know Jeff Haden but I like his work and respect him. Still, when he posts on BNET that The Entrepreneur’s Most Important Asset is “irrational optimism,” I say no. Absolutely not. from timberry