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    July 30 2010, Friday links and blogs roundup

    Weekly review of important news in the financial industry, valuable articles about online marketing and compliance updates:

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    Topics: develop a networking strategy, financial advisor marketing articles, General, marketing guide for RIA, Social media for financial advisors

    Monitor and measure your financial brand on social media

    Are you tweeting, sharing content on Facebook, connecting with professionals on LinkedIn or broadcasting on YouTube? If you are then this article is definitely going to be of interest to you.

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    Topics: monitor social media, measure social media, Social Media, social media measuring tools for financial advisor, social media monitoring tools for advisors

    Webinar Slides: Social media for financial advisors

    According to a recent study we conducted a few months ago, 33% of the financial advisors surveyed told us that social media was their most effective online marketing way of communicating with new clients and prospects.

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    Topics: facebook for financial advisors, LinkedIn for financial advisors, social media archiving, twitter for financial advisors, Social Media, social media guide for advisors, webinar for financial advisors, youtube for advisors

    Find new professional relationships using LinkedIn

    Following last week’s video on how to improve productivity with your LinkedIn inbox, this week's video will explain you how to find important professional relationships which is a critical factor in raising your online profile and establishing your professional identity.

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    Topics: LinkedIn for financial advisors, LinkedIn ROI, Marketing, Social Media

    Grow Your Online Presence with Twitter Lists

    If you’re already using Twitter to reach out to your target audience, establish yourself as an expert, and see what your competition is doing, then you’re headed in a positive direction with your business.  Weeding through all the “noise” can be difficult, however, and many ...

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    Topics: financial advisor twitter list, twitter for financial advisors, Marketing, Social Media

    July 23 2010, Friday links and blogs roundup

    Weekly review of important news in the financial industry, valuable articles about online marketing and compliance updates:

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    Topics: create a successful brand for advisors, email marketing for financial advisors, General, why financial advisors sgould be blogging, Social media for financial advisors

    Exclusive Tips for Marketing Your Business Online

    Even as a small online business, you still have the same capacity for success as anyone else. Take a look at these exclusive tips to marketing your business online for an immediate surge in your traffic:

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    Topics: independent advisor marketing ideas, marketing ideas for financial advisors, Social Media

    Improve productivity with your LinkedIn inbox

    Following last week’s video on how to add LinkedIn to your Microsoft Outlook, this week's video will explain you how to stay connected and improve your productivity using the efficient LinkedIn inbox.  From there, you can manage all your connections messages as well as any ...

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    Topics: LinkedIn for financial advisors, raise your profile with LinkedIn, Video, Social Media

    Common Google AdWords Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)

    Most ecommerce businesses use AdWords to generate traffic. In essence it's pretty simple - you bid for search terms in Google, your ad appears if someone searches for that term, and you pay only if someone clicks on that ad. It's a great system, but it does have a few traps.

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    Topics: adwords 101, google adwords for advisors, SEM, Marketing, ppc campaigns for financial advisors, ppc for financial advisors

    July 16 2010, Friday links and blogs roundup

    Weekly review of important news in the financial industry, valuable articles about online marketing and compliance updates:

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    Topics: facebook for financial advisors, FINRA regulation updates, General, how advisor can generate referrals, increase traffic for financial websites, marketing guide for RIA

    New website for Canaccord Wealth Management team: Jarvis Rogers Thal

    We are pleased to showcase another great website for a team of Investment Advisor with Canaccord Wealth Management. Christian Jarvis, Michael Rogers and Larry Thal asked us to update their old website with a fresh look and content approved by compliance. the team at ...

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    Topics: Showcase, websites for canaccord advisors, website design for financial advisors

    Add LinkedIn to Microsoft Outlook

    Following last week's video on how to start a conversation with LinkedIn Groups, I thought it could be interesting to share my personal favorite LinkedIn tips: how to link your Microsoft Outlook to the social networking site and browse your connections or add new contacts to ...

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    Topics: LinkedIn for financial advisors, raise your profile with LinkedIn, Social Media

    Chart: Search Engine Optimization Budget Allocation

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has become one the hottest topic in all the conferences and seminars I have attended over the past 6 months. Every financial advisors I spoke to want to rank high on search engines and grow their online market share. This new generation of ...

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    Topics: SEO, SEO for financial advisors, Search Engine Optimization

    July 9 2010, Friday links and blogs roundup

    Weekly review of important news in the financial industry, valuable articles about online marketing and compliance updates:

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    Topics: General, increase traffic for financial websites, online advertising for financial advisors, twitter for financial advisors, marketing guide for financial advisors

    Archive your social media history with Arkovi

    I have just attended a personal online demonstration of Arkovi's latest platform. My first impression is that their technology has been built to help advisors archive and monitor everything that is happening on their Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Blog and other social sites. This ...

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    Topics: arkovi social archiving, social media archiving solution, Social Media, social media tools for financial advisors

    How does social media work with traditional marketing?

    We often get asked the question about where Social Media fits within the broader spectrum of marketing strategy, and it is perhaps the most misunderstood ingredient in the marketing mix. We therefore made it our mission to develop a simple visual model shown below to demonstrate ...

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    Topics: Social Media, Social media for financial advisors, social media guide for advisors, targeted social media strategies

    Start a conversation with LinkedIn Groups

    Over the past couple of weeks we have been posting videos to help advisors understand and start using all the different features available on LinkedIn. Today, you will learn how to build new relationships quickly by joining industry or shared interest groups.

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    Topics: LinkedIn for financial advisors, LinkedIn ROI, raise your profile with LinkedIn, share content with LinkedIn, Video, Social Media

    Advisor Websites Spring Contest Winner Announced

    VANCOUVER, Canada. - July 2, 2010 - Advisor Websites today announced the winner of its 'Win a free website' Spring contest . The winner was selected from submissions received between April 29, 2010 and June 30, 2010.

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    Topics: advisor websites contest, General

    July 2 2010, Friday links and blogs roundup

    Weekly review of important news in the financial industry, valuable articles about online marketing and compliance updates:

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    Topics: build financial trust online, facebook for financial advisors, General, how to create a strong brand as a financial adviso, optimize your financial advisor website, search engine marketing for advisors