Friday Favorites: 2/14/11 – 2/18/11

This Friday, we bring you the tools you need to succeed in SEO best practices and social media marketing, among lessons learned from two hugely successful businesspeople to keep you motivated and looking forward. Have a great weekend!

Top 5 Things Not to Do on Facebook

Your business world and your personal world are merging, and if you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you’re going to have to accept it. HubSpot brings us a few of the more common mistakes made by entrepreneurs beginning to embrace social media marketing, and explains why (and how) we should avoid them.

The Power of Saying “I Don’t Know”

The CEO of VerticalResponse reminds us why admitting to limited knowledge is not only okay—it usually benefits everyone around you, and you gain the respect of others for putting yourself out there and doing what they were too embarrassed to do themselves.

8 Tools to Better Understand Your Target Market

Marketing is a vast topic, and SEO (search engine optimization) isn’t just its own chapter—it’s its own library. Dan Patterson from SEO Blog gives us overviews of a few of the tools we have at our disposal so that we can have a solid place from which to start without getting bogged down with every option out there.

TED Talks: Let’s Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

Doctors and lawyers are crucial in our society, there’s no question. But Cameron Herold, highly successful business advisor and speaker, walks us through a world where everyone wants to work for someone else and no one wants to go out on a limb, and he shows us exactly how to avoid it. What if we could make the world a better place through better businesses? The lessons you’re actually teaching your kids by handing them a weekly allowance are worth a second thought.

14 Tools to Legally Spy On Your Competition

You want your business to be at the top of its class. How better to accomplish this than checking up on your classmates? GrokDotCom helps you perform some undercover—yet completely legal—operations to see how you’re measuring up (or how they’re measuring up to you!) in many different areas—RSS feeds, blog posts, keyword relevance, and even website versions, just to name a few.

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