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Old 23rd August 2007, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default SMO: My God, I'm Lost!

I do Internet marketing for a tax resolution company. I've finally convinced the management team to let me SMO. I know all the basic but now that I have the green light I'm stuck! How the heck do you SMO for tax problems??

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Old 24th August 2007, 12:15 AM   #2
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1.) Start a blog where you write informative, engaging posts about tax problems. Use the blog to give your knowledge away, and in doing so, position yourselves as experts.

2.) Look for other blogs related to yours, subscribe to their feeds, and after a couple weeks of getting to know each blog, begin to join the discussions by adding your own comments (without spamming).

3.) Use Yahoo Answers to reply to tax-related questions from other users, again positioning yourself as an expert.

4.) Look for tax-related discussion groups on Yahoo Groups and Google Groups. Join the discussions, again without spamming.

That should get you started, and perhaps others can add more suggestions beyond the 4 above....

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Old 24th August 2007, 08:37 AM   #3
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5) digg your best posts

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Old 24th August 2007, 08:38 AM   #4
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Default The difference between blogs and forums??

Thanks for the advice! Here's an issue I've had trouble making heads or tails of: What's the difference between a blog or forum? To me it seems that forums are extended versions of chats, but pinpointing what blogs are is harder.

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Old 24th August 2007, 11:56 PM   #5

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Blogs used to be just publishing contents to the web. However, these days, it is more and more merged with the notion of discussion forums, where people can also post replies (by adding comments to blogs)

There are quite some blog search engine out there that indexes blogs in almost real time. Due to the spam content these days out there on the internet, I tend to use blog search engines to look up for the latest information on certain topics, rather than using the generic search engine. I find blog search engine to be very effective.

What that means to you is, you should do blogs, and publish contents frequently. There are plenty of people out there that monitor blogs by doing search and can get to your site that way.

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7. Set up a LinkedIn profile and look for tax questions in their Q&A section. Answer those questions, and people will want to link to you and provide recommendations for your services that other LinkedIn viewers can see.

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