Twitter Share Counts Gone, Social Proof, and Buzz Sumo

Where are my twitter share counts? Social Proof and how to get your counts back!

Notice anything different on your favorite blogs? Wondering where your Twitter share counts have gone? They’ve flown the coop. That’s right. All those social sharing buttons that show people how many readers (I’m being optimistic) are sharing to Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest are accompanied by a big fat nothing from Twitter. Twitter Share Counts Disappearing – […]

Pinterest FAQ: Does Scheduling Pins Hurt Your Engagement and Ranking?


Have you read this one? “I stopped using all schedulers on Pinterest and my traffic increased by 700%!” It goes right along with the “you should always delete underperforming pins – and often.” Sigh… Just like the early days of SEO where every outrageous claim, backed by zero or questionable evidence gave rational humans pause, claims […]

Pinterest Promoted Pins Options, Rules and FAQs – with Jeff Sieh

Pinterest Promoted Pins Options, Rules and FAQs - with Jeff Sieh

I’m more than a little excited to be presenting at Social Media Examiner’s Social Media Success Summit next month.  My topic? How to Use Pinterest Ads to Drive Traffic and Generate Sales.  I collected a ton of information on promoted pins, have run my own campaigns, and I wondered  – what questions do other people have […]

Blab Live Streaming – Content Creation and Podcasting Just Got Easier

Alisa Meredith at the Social Media Success Summit!

Last week, my buddy Vincent Ng asked me if I wanted to join a Blab with him and Jeff Sieh. I had some vague idea that Blab was another live streaming platform like Meerkat or Periscope, but one that would allow interactive conversations and rotating guests. Cool! The topic? Using Pinterest to drive traffic to […]

Is it Possible to be TOO Real? The Great Periscope Debate

Can you be too real? With live streaming video accessible to everyone, we can publish any time for any (or no) reason. Stop and think first and please be nice.

Live streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope allow for the simplest video broadcasting available to date. So simple anyone can do it, almost any time and almost anywhere. My pal Ralph Rivera has railed against the Periscope monster and I have pushed back. I find that it is a great way to interact live with people […]