Top 5 Tools for Social Marketing

top social marketing tools It seems that social marketing is quickly replacing, or at best, supplementing traditional marketing approaches these days.  I make use of quite a few social marketing angles, but realized I typically stick to 5 tools on a regular basis.

Before you even think that social marketing is the silver bullet in your marketing arsenal, you must first have something “sociable” (not the crackers, although they are yummy) to spread…like a virus, but in a good way.  If you don’t then chances are that social marketing won’t work for you.

So here they are, my top 5 social marketing tools for almost every post I make to the blog:

1) Windows Live Writer- The absolute best blog posting application, surprisingly from Microsoft.  This client allows me to not only post to WordPress blogs, but it will also ping to my super super list of ping servers.  Windows live writer allows you to add/edit/adjust images (which will automatically ftp them the your server) and make use of a ton of third-party pluggins such as suggested images, embed media and other cool things.

2) Pingoat – One of my go-to sites to ping servers that I may have not added to my Windows Live Writer config.  I kind of make it a habit of that when I post something to immediately go over to Pingoat and submit my site.

3) StumbleUpon – I actually use this site to “stumble upon” some cool websites.  It is nice to build up a network of “friends” and let them know about your latest post.  I’ve seen great results with StumbleUpon and they seem to be less “cliquey” than Digg.

4) Feedburner – A great site to manage your rss feeds and makes it easier for other to consume them.  If you don’t think that rss feeds are important, then well, you can go ask Google why they thought it was important enough to incorporate Adsense with it.

5) Twitter – Some think of Twitter as just a place to talk about where you are hanging out, but realistically you have to think of it as a tool to announce socially what you are up to!  Made a change to your website? Wanted to review a new product?  Just a few things to think about for using Twitter as a social marketing tool.

Now, of course you may have a few more items (as do I) but I figured a top 5 post would look better than a top 6 or top 9 social marketing tools post. Seriously, these are the main tools that I use regularly.

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Free PPC Training Course – Internet marketing Affiliate Program

PPC Classroom 2.0In the world of internet marketing, there’s a new product that is launched every week (maybe even every day). I know you know about it because you get the e-mails. I’m not saying that all or even any of these products are bad. Especially when it comes to PPC training courses.

Most are probably great in their own light. But, here’s one thing that really bothers me about ALL these products.

So, the goal of the product is to teach “US” how to make money, right? Yet, they sell the products based on how much that “GURU” is earning?

Again, I’m not saying that the guru doesn’t make that much money, I’m sure he/she does. However, how does that help “me?”

Just because someone is good at making money does NOT mean they’re good at TEACHING us how to do it. I’m always shocked at how none of them talk about what their “students” make.

Crappy Testimonials…

To top it off, a lot of testimonials are general and just say “Oh yea, this course is great…” and most of time the testimonials are just from their “buddies” – I think these hardly carry any value!

How about sharing the “exact” amount that the students are now making 100% thanks to the course that they’re trying to sell us?

Anyways, that was my rant. The reason I thought about it was because, yes, there is yet another course being “re” launched soon. Trust me, if you haven’t heard about it you will.

But I can honestly say, it’s refreshing to see that THIS one is different.

I was REALLY impressed with what I’m seeing so far. They’re ACTUALLY proving to us that this course works!

The course is called PPC Classroom and it’s being released by Anik Singal and Amit Mehta (Amit is the author). They released this course back in October of 2008 and it was a blockbuster.

Rumor has it that they had over 7,000 students come into the system and I’ve never (even once) seen a bad review ANYWHERE (even on Warrior forum) about the course.

Well, it turns out that this course actually works! Just in the last 3 months…

  • Students have quit their day jobs
  • A student actually saved himself from getting EVICTED
  • Students went from making $30 a day to $3,000 a DAY

All in all, they’re saying that their students now earn, $4,234,789/Year. Very impressive.

I know Anik and Amit well enough to know that they would not lie. Also, they have pictures, names right on their site.

FINALLY, actual proof.

Well, I know they’re getting ready to re-open the classroom on February 24 th . But, they keep saying there is a BIG surprise coming out on the 23 rd (not sure what that is).

Anyways, I just finished reading an excellent report they have released for free, definitely worth reading – it really proves that they know what they’re doing.

Click here to download the report…

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The company is called Auto Loan Place and they can tell you what you can get as far a a car loan goes.  Their system will instantly match you up with a lender in your area that is ready to give you the financing that you deserve.

Best of all this is a free service with no obligation! Check it out for yourself.

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