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In this issue:

Mobile Means Business: Biggest Shopping Weekend All Year

Amidst Rumors of G+ Death, Google Quietly Takes Over

LinkedIn Social Site Grows, Updates Company Pages

...and More!

Internet Marketing News, Tips & Tricks for Growing Your Business

NOVEMBER 2011

Welcome

Happy November! As our Thanksgiving break comes to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on the time we've been given to a successful business here at Customer Magnetism as well as the many relationships we've gained through the years. We have been overwhelmingly blessed to get here and even more fortunate to have YOU here to support us. We want to let you all know, in case there was ever a question: WE'RE THANKFUL FOR YOU.

In this issue of the Customer Magnetism SEO newsletter, we're going to tell you how we know Google is taking over the world (if you weren't already certain), give you some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday stats, and tell you about updates LinkedIn has been making to company pages.

Thanks for reading. Get ready for some great industry tips.

Hot Terms

Spamdexing
The effort to spam a search engine's index - and a cause for being banned.

Gateway Page
An entrance page that exists solely for the purpose of directing traffic to another page.

Did You Know?

If you don't have a Meta Description, then Google may display your site description using relevant content from your webpage.

Mobile Means Business:
The Next Step for the Biggest Shopping Weekend All Year

Mobile ShoppingAnd just like that, another Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed on by. Cyber Monday has grown rapidly since its birth in 2005 to hold its own next to Black Friday as the start of the holiday shopping season. Consumer spending increased this year—online sales up 33% alone over 2010—which feels like a glimmer of hope in a dim economy. While it would be expected that online sales should rise every year, IBM's recent report revealed an interesting insight to shopper's mobile activity on the biggest shopping weekend of the year. With the seeming increase in the amount of crazy that pervades Black Friday door-buster deals, it turns out a good deal of . . .

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Recent Blogs

Thanksgiving at Customer Magnetism
CM Cares: FAAN Walk 2011
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CM Joins JT Walk and Beach Party Fundraiser
New eMarketer Report Emphasizes Growth of Mobile Search, Video

Amidst Rumors of G+ Death,
Google Quietly Takes Over the World

If you haven't yet given into the hype that Google Plus is dead, you may be one of two distinct groups of people: those who simply don't care . . . or those actually using Google Plus. If you're part of the first group, you are one of the many people choosing to ignore the social media platform altogether, whether indifferent or just unimpressed. If you're in the second group and are using Plus, it's likely because it feels too soon to give up or maybe even because you've found some imperceptible value which makes you stick around.  Whether you hate it or can't live without it–even if you haven't heard of it–I'm going to tell you how . . .

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LinkedIn Social Site Grows,
Updates Company Pages

Amid the swirl of social media sites sits LinkedIn.com. As a social networking site for business people, it has many similarities to the popular facebook.com and Twitter.com, but gears itself toward professionals and their businesses, rather than their personal lives. According to a recent post by Ben Parr on Mashable.com, LinkedIn.com now has 131 million users. Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn's CEO, recently announced that 15 million users joined the social media site in the third quarter of 2011, and that the website has enjoyed a 400 percent increase in mobile . . .

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CM Cares

CM is proud to announce that we continued our 'CM Cares' charitable initiative this month by donating 25 Thanksgiving dinners to families in need.

Turkey Day

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SEARCH MARKETING
Search Engine Optimization
Pay-Per-Click (Google AdWords)
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Inbound Link Building
Banner Ad Design & Procurement

WEB DEVELOPMENT
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E-Commerce Websites
Website "Welcome" Videos
SEO Friendly Copywriting
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OUTBOUND MARKETING
Email Marketing
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SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter
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ONLINE AFFILIATE MARKETING
Full Service Setup & Management
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Per Lead, Per Sale or Both

ONLINE MARKET RESEARCH
Monthly Keyword Search Volumes
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Competitive Traffic Estimates
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ANALYTIC REPORTING
Traffic Reports, Page Views
Visitor Behaviors, Bounce Rates
Conversions (AdWords)
Inbound Link Monitoring

REPUTATION MANAGEMENT
Push negative websites down
Push positive websites up

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