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Rebecca Murtagh
Works at Karner Blue Marketing - CEO, Author, Business Strategist, Publisher, Marketing Keynote Speaker, Columnist
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6 of the World's Top 10 Populations are Social Media Platforms.
Is your business plugged-in?

More Socialnomics insight from +Erik Qualman  #Socialnomics 2014 by Erik Qualman
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Shared this with my LinkedIn connections too. Very interesting. Thanks, Rebecca
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#SEO   #PR   #UX   #websitedesign   #contentmarketing   #conversion  
 
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My latest +Search Engine Watch post reveals why #SEM  Search Engine Marketing may be so confusing to businesses and brands. Turns out there are a variety of definitions offered by search engines, industry authorities and experts. How do you define SEM?
My sincere thanks to +Bruce Clay +Bill Hartzer +Lisa Buyer +Kristine Schachinger +Adam Proehl +Elmer Boutin +Krista Neher +Mark Traphagen for adding their POV.
Early on, search engine marketing (SEM) was originally defined as the umbrella under which both paid and organic search would fall. Over the years, however, "search engine marketing" has come to mean different things, depending on who you ask.
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+Rebecca Murtagh: Agree! And we, too, love this conversation.

The funny thing about language is that sometimes words, phrases, and acronyms, develop the meaning we - the community - give them. In other words, whatever the community understands the words to mean ends up being what the words mean, regardless of etymology, and regardless of whether it makes logical sense. For instance, "They're killing it!" means, "they're doing so good!" even though kill ≠ good. "Man, those Nikes are sick!" that means "Man, those Nikes are awesome/good looking/I really like them!" even though sick  ≠ awesome/good. 

You said: "It's an important topic that I fear may not be resolved." We agree, and feel the same way. We think communication happens when everyone is on the same page, and education is critical to making that happen. We also don't see the "you say tomato I say tom_ah_to" debate over what SEM actually means coming to an end anytime soon. Internet marketers are just too focused on semantics, detail, and logic (as they should be!) to not continually find themselves questioning a term that doesn't directly translate in a straightforward way. 
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Marketers with High Data IQ Can Sell Even the 'Crazy' Ideas:

#marketing #bigdata #creativity  
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Not all who wander are lost - love this!
Thanks for sharing +Kristine Schachinger  : )
 
NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
J.R.R. TOLKIEN
Look at the paths to success taken by famous entrepreneurs.. they were not famous at all in their 30s, 40s and even 50s!! Age is not an excuse!!
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+Erik Qualman releases Socialnomics 2014.

#socialmedia   #marketing   #businessstrategy  
 
We just released #Socialnomics  2014 - happy viewing! 
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Invited back for my 11th year as Expert Judge for Web Marketing Association's International Web Awards Competition!

Hard to believe my first year judging was 2003 - Time flies when you are having fun!
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that's great!
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COMING SOON FROM GOOGLE: How does Google decipher 'popularity' from true 'authority'?  +Matt Cutts  explain how upcoming algorithmic changes will help Google evaluate links to determine authority...
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Have her in circles
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E-Business Strategist Since 1996. Author, Entrepreneur, Business & Marketing Keynote Speaker, Futurist and Columnist with over 25 years of experience.
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Author, E-business Strategist, Marketing Keynote Speaker, Futurist, Business & Brand Optimization Strategist, Trainer and Coach
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  • Karner Blue Marketing - CEO, Author, Business Strategist, Publisher, Marketing Keynote Speaker, Columnist
    President/Chief Strategist, Consultant, Trainer, Speaker, 2001 - present
  • Earl Press
    Author, 2013 - 2014
    Author of Million Dollar Websites: Build a Better Website Using Best Practices of the Web Elite
  • Wave Systems
    Director Marketing New Media Services | Corporate Marketing
  • Harte-Hanks
    E-Business/E-Commerce Strategist | Manager of Internet Services
  • WebWay
    Director of Marketing | E-Business, E-Commerce and Marketing Strategist
  • Delmar Thomson Learning | International Thomson Publishing
    Marketing Communications | Website Strategy and Marketing, 1995 - 1998
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Virtual Marketer
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Business and Brand Optimization Strategist, Coach & Futurist | Author: 'Million Dollar Websites' | Search Engine Watch Writer
Introduction
I am a Business and Brand Marketing Futurist, Strategist & Coach - Helping Entrepreneurs Leverage the Digital Landscape Since 1996.

An entrepreneur at heart, I am a veteran marketer, passionate about helping brands and businesses from Fortune 500, Silicon Valley Start-up and everything in between to leverage the relationship between owned, earned and paid assets to integrate emerging trends with best practices to achieve  immediate and long-term goals.

I absolutely love what I do!

Twitter friends know me as @VirtualMarketer, my clients know me as the President/CEO of award-winning marketing firm Karner Blue Marketing, headquartered in New York,USA.
 
You can learn more about me, and what I'm up to here:
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I achieved a long-time goal of becoming an author, have lived in many cities across the US, blessed with good health, a loving family and the ability to get up and do what I love to do every day!
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