Fast Five in Search – Week 23, 2013

fast-fiveThis week’s Fast Five has a couple of infographics, a must-be-at conference list and Facebook’s foray into #hashtags – something for everyone!

5 Useful Google Authorship  Infographics and Cheatsheets by Ann Smarty
If your name is connected with your product then Google Authorship is a tool you should be using. This great infographic explains how it works and how to get the most out of it. Visual learners will especially love it.

14 Essential SEO Conferences and How Attending Each One Helps Your Business by Jayson DeMers
I haven’t seen a post like this one before. Jayson has gone to the trouble of listing his top 14 conferences, including details on the kinds of topics covered, location, venue, date and time! Thanks Jayson.

Facebook Takes Page From Twitter’s Book: Debuts the Hashtag by Jennifer Cowan
I noticed my teenagers were starting to use hashtags in their posts and now I know why! Facebook has embraced Twitter-style hashtags as a simple way for users to gain a broader perspective on what’s happening, or what people are talking about, at any given point in time.

How to Become a Social Media Marketing Specialist by
Another great infographic. This one clearly illustrates different ways to become a specialist in one of the fastest growing occupations around. You could even show your boss and demonstrate the need for training.

Four Ways to Use eBooks to Grow Your Business by Collins Paris
If you have an established blog with a solid audience, the next step may be to write an eBook. eBooks add substantial value to your site and if they are well written can quickly establish your level of specialisation.

Happy reading!

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