Friday Night Links: Links We Love

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All of these hearts and flowers and boxes of chocolate have really gone to our heads this week. Maybe it's been our rose-colored glasses, but there have been a lot of other happy blog posts this week, too. We want to share some links to articles that make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside! Take a look at ways people are using Twitter caringly, internet marketing conference speakers who have gotten rave reviews, excellent WordPress plugins, and nifty Facebook page upgrades.

Ten Mindful Ways to Use Social Media (via tricycle)

From an author who tweets as tiny buddha, here are some very Zen suggestions of ways to interact with social media – especially Twitter: Be authentic. Be active, not reactive. Experience now, share later. Check out the article for several other, very kind recommendations!

44 Must-See Internet Marketing Conference Speakers, Part 1
44 Must-See Internet Marketing Conference Speakers, Part 2 (via AimClear)

Sometimes, it really takes an immersive experience to get to the next step as you learn about SEO. That's why we love conferences! Conferences are a great way to get that immersion – seeing, listening, interacting with peers – but it's always hard to know how good your experience is going to be. Here is a full list of internet marketing speakers that guarantee you'll have a good time – and learn a lot, too!

8 Excellent WordPress SEO Plugins (via SixRevisions)

We love WordPress, and we love getting good information without a ton of work – so WordPress SEO plugins are perfect! You might not want to add all of these, but this article will help you decide which ones you DO want to use.

10 Facebook Pages Upgrades We “Like” (via WebShare)

As we covered last week, Facebook page administrators can interact with Facebook a whole new way now. Definitely something to “like”!

This week on Single Grain

6 Tips to Get Your Local Business Seen Online

The smaller your business is, the more critical it is that people be able to find it and trust it online. Don't forget to include pictures, details, and sincere reviews – even if you don't have a website, all of these can be found in any free online listing!

SEO 101 for Start-up Companies

Bare-bones basic – just the way you like it if you're overwhelmed with starting a new business! This article briefly describes the process of thinking into keywords, placement, and content quality and uniqueness.

Our Favorite Keyword Research Tools

Check out this article for a side-by-side comparison of Keyword Discovery, WordStream, WordTracker, and the Google Adwords Keywords Tool.  A good place to start if you're going to be investing your hard-earned dollars in keyword research tools!

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