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+ How-To: Five Important B2B Marketing Trends in 2011
+ PRO: Take 10—Eight Must-Have Apps for LinkedIn Users 
+ Survey Says: Google Captures 67% of Search in December
+ Quick Take: Optimize Your About Page Using Information Levels 
+ My View: How to Get Lost in the Crowd 
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How-To Five Important B2B Marketing Trends in 2011
By Chris Chariton
2011 is here, and that means B2B marketers have just been evaluating plans and allocating budget. Though each company is different, the same five trends will affect them all—and marketers who capitalize on them are better positioned to reach their goals. Read More
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PRO Take 10: Eight Must-Have Apps for Showcasing Your Expertise on LinkedIn
There are eight applications that every marketer and business owner on LinkedIn should consider. In this Take 10, LinkedIn expert Jason Alba explains which to use and why they're essential for positioning your brand. Read More
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Survey Says
Google Captures 67% of Search in December
Google Sites led the US explicit core search* market in December 2010, accounting for 66.6% of total searches conducted during the month, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 16.0% and Microsoft Sites with 12.0%, according to new data. Read More
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Quick Take
Optimize Your About Page Using Information Levels
Your About page is one of the most important pages on your site and can help boost rankings and stimulate inbound links. Help your visitors easily learn more about you using these four levels of detail. Read More
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My View How to Get Lost in the Crowd
By Steve Woodruff
It almost seems that when naming their businesses or coming up with taglines, companies are actually trying to "get lost in the crowd." Want your business to be undistinguished, unremarkable, and easily ignored? Learn five ways to do just that. Read More
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@TomPick How much money do bloggers really make? - MarketWatch - https:////on.mktw.net/fqpx4C In most cases - not all that much.
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By simon Posted 1/17 at 2:39 am EST
I'm a business consultant in Australia, where there's recently been a flooding natural disaster. Should marketers address the floods, or avoid it completely? Go To Question
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