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Finding Your Passion for Blogging Again

Mike Vaz

Have you ever lost your passion for writing blog posts? I think it’s safe to assume that this has happened to you, someone you know, and of course people like me. Yes, it happened to me but was that something I set out to do? Of course not! The moment I realized my blog writing…

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Music and Social Media: An Evolution in Progress

Mike Vaz

The correlation of social media and music is ever evolving. With all the resources available online, musicians are able to reach a wider audience and gain recognition faster than the pre-internet days. Because of social media, certain performers within the music industry can skyrocket to fame in the blink of an eye. If you want…

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Twitter Tools for Small Business Marketing

Mike Vaz

No matter what type of business industry you are in, why would you ignore a vast network of billions of potential consumers? Out of these billions of people, you can bet someone might be interested in your product but your traditional marketing strategies are not applicable in the Twitter universe. Despite Twitter’s 140 character restriction…

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The Problem With Facebook Event Invitations

Mike Vaz

As a former booking agent for a music venue, I tend to get excited about promoting events here at DragonSearch. Event promotion can very well be a part of your internet marketing campaign, and I have a keen eye for them.  Time and time again I see people making the same mistake when creating event…

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Social Media Whiteboard Wednesdays: Ping Spam

Mike Vaz

Oh Apple….You dreamed big. You dared to boldly go where other social networks have already gone. You said “Screw this. I want a piece of the social network pie to!” and you have followed through ever so gracefully like a swan. Oh wait….not really. Looks like you overlooked a detail that any social network has…

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You Say “Ping” and I Say “Pong”

Mike Vaz

Whenever I hear about a new social network I want to jump on it immediately and test the waters, so that’s what I did this morning after hearing the buzz about Apple’s newest venture, Ping. First off I have to thank an employee of Dragonsearch , Clayton Walter for letting me hi-jack his iTunes account…

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Social Media Whiteboard Wednesdays: YouTube Of The Future!

Mike Vaz

Welcome again to another edition of “Social Media Whiteboard Wednesdays”. This week we’re looking at the recent discussions between YouTube and major movie studios. Dragonsearch’s John Lavin discussed this issue in full detail yesterday on the DragonSearch Internet Marketing Blog but today we’re going to imagine a future where pay-per-view on YouTube already exists. Already…

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Social Media Whiteboard Wednesdays

Mike Vaz

Hello once again everybody! As part of our ongoing evolution here at DragonSearch we’ve decided to do something a little bit more fun and different for those of you traveling through the search engine marketing universe.  Every Wednesday I shall be portraying various social media issues through the medium of illustration. This will be better…

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We’re Doing It Again! A Social Event to Meet Potential Future Employees

Mike Vaz

Guess what everyone? DragonSearch is proud to sponsor the next Kingston Digital Corridor Happier Hour Wednesday August 25th! If you are not familiar with the Kingston Digital Corridor they are a group dedicated to serving and promoting technopreneurs, independent creatives and others who work virtually in Kingston, NY and the surrounding area.  If you’re a…

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Social Media Whiteboard Wednesdays: Google Instant Fail

Mike Vaz

So everyone has probably heard about Google Instant by now. John Lavin wrote about his experience on our internet marketing blog. Yes, as you type in your search you receive real time results for it. Yes, it can be considered either really annoying or very helpful. What you may not know about are the certain search terms that are blocked from Google Instant. Certain terms are blocked, I assume, because Google finds them to be offensive. Some of these terms I can understand being blocked, which I will not mention here, but other terms just leave you saying “Really, Google!? Why is this blocked!?”

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