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Simple Principles of Viral Marketing

May 28th, 2012

viral-marketing-concepts.jpgToday we have a guest post by Sarah Jules on the topic of viral marketing, a concept that has been receiving more attention recently as much of the talk in the SEO world has been gradually shifting towards the sharing of content on social networks. As long as you start out with good content, this type of social sharing can create a multiplying effect (hence the word “viral”) as one person shares your article with a few friends, who in turn share it with many others, thus increasing the reach of your promotional efforts far beyond what you would be able to do manually by yourself.

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Examples of Modern Barter Systems

May 18th, 2012

When the concept of barter, generally defined as trading goods or services directly without the use of cash or some other type of money as an intermediary, is mentioned, people often think of it as an ancient or medieval practice that was made obsolete by the invention of money as a medium of exchange. However, with recent recessions, depressions, austerity, high unemployment, outsized public and private debts, and various other forms of economic malaise becoming increasingly prevalent in many areas of the world, the practice of barter is making a comeback as people who do not have much cash but still have items or services to trade are doing whatever they can to survive.

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