Weekly Roundup: February 27, 2012

Can you believe March is almost here? It is like January and February flew by! With a busy schedule it can be hard to keep up with all of the latest trends in web design, social media, trade show exhibits and marketing. To help you stay up-to-date, check out these six great reads from last week.

#1. Rules for Social Era

The world has changed and so have the ways in which businesses create value. We are now part of a social era and it is time for companies to start becoming lean, adaptive, and community-driven to thrive in this new era.

#2. How Google’s +1 Button Affects SEO

Since its launch, the Google’s +1 button has remained a mystery to users and content producers. Does it affect SEO? Is it just like the Facebook like button? Find out how this button affects your website.

#3. The Inbound Way to Do Trade Show Marketing

Preparing for a trade show starts months in advanced. To make your trade show efforts a success, a few of the things you need include clear marketing goals, call-to-actions and a killer booth. To help you prepare for your next show, here are some great tips you can start thinking about today.

#4. 6 Google+ Tips for Businesses

With more than 90 million registered users, it is hard to deny that Google+ is an important social network. Since Google’s +1 button can affect your SEO, it might be time to get involved with all the other plus-oners. Check out these 6 Google+ tips for your business to help you get started.

#5. Consumers Control the Brand (And Other New Media Myths)

Brands control the brand and consumers influence the brand message. It’s time to stop confusing brands that are listening and interacting with consumer control. Find out how these and other new media myths have been debunked.

#6. How to Master Pinterest for B2B Marketing

Pinterest is ridiculously addictive and with a rapid growth in their user base, it is yet another social network that needs to be on your radar. If you are a B2B business looking to tap into this resource, check out these few simple tips and tricks.