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How to Win Friends and Influence People (While Sharing Social Content)

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More than 70 years ago, the American writer and lecturer Dale Carnegie published a transcendent book on people skills entitled “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”

To this day, Mr. Carnegie’s many nuggets of wisdom ring largely true, because more than anything else they speak to human nature, which for better or worse seems to change very little over time.

In the modern age of the Internet and social content sharing, we can still look to age-old truths in deciphering a code to grow an audience (win friends) and successfully market online content via social media (influence people).

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Why Are You Still Skeptical That Pinterest Can Work For You?

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Pinterest may bug you.

What with all the images of Italian sunsets and glamour pics of Ryan Gosling.

But so what?

Pinterest, with its 70 million users, is driving an avalanche of referral traffic to websites and blogs.

Right now, Pinterest drives more referral traffic than Twitter, StumbleUpon, Reddit, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Google+ … combined.

And contrary to popular belief, maybe contrary to even your belief, that traffic is converting … because many pinners use the site specifically for product and content discovery. (Get ready for some compelling stats about this in a minute.)

This makes Pinterest a powerful tool for ecommerce.

So if you’ve been ignoring Pinterest, you’re late. But there is still time to catch up — and you should.

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Make It Rain: LinkedIn and the “Media not Marketing” Model

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Congratulations to Copyblogger’s Brian Clark and Robert Bruce on the New Rainmaker podcast.

Episode 1 was so compelling that I almost walked into oncoming traffic on my walk to work the other day.

Episode 2 made me even more of a believer, though perhaps even less safe.

In anticipation of the forthcoming Rainmaker Platform, Brian asked me to write this article to offer some ideas about promoting it on LinkedIn. While certainly savvy, today’s “Sophisticated Marketers” still have a thing or two to learn about using LinkedIn.

Namely, how to take full advantage of its brand new functionality.

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Since way back in 2006, I used @copyblogger as my personal Twitter handle. Recently, we thought it was a good idea to separate the man from the brand, so I’m now @brianclark.

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The Art of Writing Great Google+ Posts

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There’s no denying it: we love Google+.

Sure, we’ve made hay over other social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. That’s because it’s smart to be where your audience is … to engage them there, and then direct them back to your own digital property.

But Google+ is something different.

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8 Reasons You Should Never Give Up Your Own Blog for Google+

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There’s one constant in the world of digital content publishing — there will always be new and exciting tools to explore, and new ways to use them.

Take the case of poor Mike Elgan. He’s getting picked on for being the poster child for Google+ blogging. Alas, that is the risk you take when you’re a tall poppy.

Now, I’ll admit that he makes some fairly interesting arguments for using Google+ like a blog.

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