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Link Building Secrets of the Masters, Part 2: Christoph Cemper

If you’re a faithful listener of the show, you probably remember the remarkable episode from a few weeks ago with Christoph Cemper. In that episode, we discussed analyzing your link profile, different types of redirects, and much more. In this second half of the conversation, we spend more time digging into 302 versus 301 redirects. We then go into depth about what to do if you’ve received penalties (whether algorithmic or manual) and how to perform an effective cleanup process. In the lightning round at the end, Christoph offers even more amazing value, including a chance to win a free spot at his upcoming training event in Las Vegas.

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Your (Online) Reputation Precedes You: Mike Blumenthal

Today I'm talking with Mike Blumenthal, an expert in online reputation creation & management as well as search optimization and online presence building. Three years ago, only about 50% of Americans were potentially willing to leave a review about their experience with a business. In the past three years, that number has gone up to 65%. With two-thirds of customers and clients potentially ready to review your business, you can no longer get by with assuming a customer with a lukewarm experience won’t leave a review for the whole world to see. In our conversation today, he uses his expertise to offer a huge amount of actionable advice. If you have a business with any sort of an online presence, you need to hear this episode!

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Sell Like a Lion and Lead the Pride: Marcus Sheridan

Today’s guest, Marcus Sheridan, AKA the Sales Lion, has been called a web marketing guru by the New York Times, perhaps thanks to his sometimes unconventional advice on what sales techniques really work. We discuss deeply valuable information that gives insight into how customers think and behave, and how this relates to what you should do in your sales process. In today’s conversation, Marcus will talk about how to influence the buying criteria of your prospects to preempt their objections, and how to differentiate yourself in a sea of competitors.

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Subtle Selling and Building a Community in Social Media: Gavin McGarry

If you love sweets, which do you think would be a better option: practicing and developing willpower by keeping a bag of candies in the house but only allowing yourself to eat one a day, or not bringing candy into the house at all to avoid expending your willpower reserves? While this podcast is about marketing rather than dieting, this is a perfect analogy for social media in terms of having apps on our phones and constant easy access. In today’s episode, Gavin McGarry and I take differing stances on this question as part of a conversation that covers social media, various types of groups, the differences between generations, the future of augmented reality, and much more.

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Boosting Engagement and Expanding Reach on Twitter: Ben Landis and Michael Tetro

Ben Landis and Michael Tetro (who just goes by Tetro) are the founders of Fanbase, a social media technology platform that helps brands and celebrities to massively expand their reach. I’ve used the tool myself and have seen a dramatic increase in my followers, as I’ll explain on the show! Fanbase came about after Ben grew his personal Twitter from 150 followers all the way up to 1.5 million over the course of two years. Together, they’ve helped more than 600 clients gain more than 40 million real followers, and they’re here today to share their advice and strategies with you.

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Close Six and Seven Figure Deals with These Powerful Distinctions: Ephraim Olschewski

My guest, Ephraim Olschewski, is someone who has had a profound impact on my life -- and I hope he will on yours as well. Ephraim is a high-performance coach for executives and business owners, with his rates starting at $100k a year for individuals and $1 million a year for organizations. Despite these high-value deals, he doesn’t use contracts at all. In this conversation, he explains the compelling reason why, and offers insight into how to show up powerfully in your business and the world. I hope that all of my Marketing Speak episodes offer valuable informative learning, but I truly believe that this one can offer transformative learning as well.

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Upleveling Your Online Marketing with Storytelling and Authenticity: Joel Comm

Today's Guest is Joel Comm, an internet pioneer who has been around since the early days of the world wide web. In addition to his work online, Joel is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen books, and has recently released a new one: Self-Employed: 50 Signs That You Might Be An Entrepreneur. We discuss the key strategies of marketing, including going viral, storytelling, and the art of providing valuable swag.