Archive | February, 2012

Top Brands on Pinterest

27 Feb

PinterestFacts about Pinterest:

-More than 10.4 million registered users

-Hits around 10 million unique visitors monthly

-More than 80% of pins are repins (high social sharing)

-Roughly 68% of the users are female (no surprise)


I’m compiling a list of current brands on Pinterest…here’s the list so far. If you see some great brands I’ve missed please leave a comment 🙂

These are just a few of the handful of brands I’ve found floating around Pinterest. All in all, we see a high number of brands that cater to the female audience including magazines and grocery stores. It is nice to see more brands getting involved including non-profit, local restaurants, and B2B companies.

If you are looking to get your brand out there then you should be thinking about creating Pinterest boards that cater to your audience as well as those that apply to aspects of your brand, for example there could be a board on location of offices and things to do in the cities. Colors (see Hubspots example) and humor works well too!

Happy Pinning!



Topsy, New Favorite Twitter Tool

23 Feb

There are hundreds of tools out there for social listening, it gets hard to decide which one to use. I recently found one that I particularly like called Topsy (

The interface is clean and user friendly. I can use the site to monitor clients and competitors. Recently I’ve used it to try to win badges to SXSW Interactive :), I’ve used advanced search techniques  (see older post )to clean out the filters and created an e-mail update which allows me to see new contests posted everyday. I think I’ve signed up for just about every contest out there, so my fingers are crossed 🙂

Finally the Best SEO Checklist

13 Feb

I have been on the prowl for a great SEO checklist. Here is one that I found on LunaMetric’s website that is concise and easy, yay!!

Top 12 Google Expert Search Tips

7 Feb

Taken from Hubspot’s Blog

Here is a cheat sheet to help you perform Google searches 🙂

1. Explicit Phrase:

  •  example: “internet marketing”

2. Exclude words: exclude results containing certain words

  •  example: internet marketing -advertising

3. Site Specific search: search a specific website for information

  • example: “internet marketing”

4. Similar Words and Synonyms: include results that contain similar words or synonyms

  • example: “internet marketing” ~professional

5. Specific Document Types: maybe you’re only looking for powerpoint presentations?

  • example: “internet marketing” filetype:ppt

6. This OR that:

  • example: internet marketing OR advertising

7. Phone Listing: Look up a number using Google’s phonebook feature

  • example: phonebook:617-555-9139

8. Area code look up:

  •  example: 212

9. Numeric Ranges: use the X..Y modifier, this is useful if looking for a range of years, prices, etc.

  • example: president 1940..1950

10. Stock (Ticker Symbol):

  • example: GOOG

11. Calculator: just type in the expression in the google box

  • example: 54*89

12. Word definitions:

  • example: define:humanitarian
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