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    Personal Branding Weekly – Do You Sound Lame?

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    If you’re using the words “sorry” and “thanks”, then you run the high risk of sounding lame. These two words are thrown around so haphazardly and without any genuine feeling that they rank as having negative effects on your personal brand much like “umms”, “you knows” and “stuff like that”.…

    Are you guilty of using

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    Posted in Brand Mystery, Career Resources, Education, SEO

    6 Places to Keyword Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

    Whether you’re looking for a job, searching for freelance clients or promoting a business, LinkedIn is an ideal place to start. Some people, myself included, have neglected LinkedIn for the more popular social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. But recently, I’ve started spending more time at LinkedIn and have been kicking myself for not …

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    Posted in Networking, Personal Branding, SEO, Social Media

    Five Blogging Lessons Learned From Newspaper Columnists

    If you want to be a thought leader in your field, to be seen as one of its leading authorities, you need to pay special attention to how you blog.

    You can’t just splut out a blog post here and there, and expect people to take you seriously. You also can’t have an overly formal …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Personal Branding, SEO

    5 New SEO Strategies You Should Be Aware Of From Rich Gorman

    [Sponsored Post: This post is brought to you by Rich Gorman and you can follow him on Twitter @RichAGorman]

    Here are a few new SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategies that Rich Gorman sent me that you should use to build your online presence and optimize it for Google:

    1. Co-Citation

    Co-citation, as Rich Gorman explained to me, …

    Posted in Personal Branding, SEO, Success Strategies

    Personal Branding for Theatrical Actors

    The world of theatrical actors is a lot like the world of a job hunter. You have casting calls (job openings), auditions (interviews), you play your part (do your job), and then the show closes (you get laid off), and it starts all over again.

    But as much as we’ve talked about personal branding and …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Personal Branding, SEO, Social Media

    Master Google AuthorRank to Improve Personal Search Rankings

    Google’s new AuthorRank algorithm is going to help you make a big splash in the personal branding arena, because Google is going to be able to rank the trustworthiness of blog and article authors, and your score could have a positive or negative effect on your article’s placement in the search rankings.

    I wrote about …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Personal Branding, SEO

    Google AuthorRank Helps Personal Branding

    If you’ve been hearing some talk about Google’s new AuthorRank algorithm, you need to pay attention to what’s going on with it, because it’s going to affect not only your SEO, but your personal branding.

    AuthorRank is Google’s determination of how much they trust you to provide interesting, valuable content, and not dirty, nasty spam.…

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, SEO

    Branding Yourself With Google Panda

    The Google Panda updates has changed a lot of what companies are doing to ensure they’re being found on Google for their particular field and keywords. But how can you take advantage of this for personal branding?

    Take advantage of Google Panda

    1. Define your keywords

    The first thing to do is to define what …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Personal Branding, SEO

    The Personal Media-Morph…

    …I Should Find You in Text, Video, Audio and More

    The Internet.  Isn’t it grand?  So much information.  Day and night.  In all forms – be it the text of a New York Times article, a “How to Cut Your Own Hair” video on YouTube, or the rumblings of a comedian and celebrity chef on …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Corporate Branding, Marketing, Media Branding, Personal Branding, SEO

    Reverse SEO May Save Your Personal Brand’s Bacon

    We’ve all done some stupid stuff in our lives. Some of it was even recorded. And if you’re really (un)lucky, some of that has even been put online for everyone to see.

    Maybe it was a youthful indiscretion. Maybe it was someone catching you off-guard. Maybe it was that time you stupidly posted eight different …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Job Search, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, SEO
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