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The 2011 conference season is starting to heat-up!

PubCon South at Austin is just around the corner, then the mega SES New York kicks off on March 21st. SES continues to offer a great mix of search and social sessions and really is a great event for any east-coast marketers–newbie and seasoned-pros alike.

In case you were on the fence about attending, SES has kindly given us an exclusive 20% discount code for anyone that wants to attend.

When you register, simply enter the following code: 20MPL

Have fun!

Sponsored: Trackur is Giving Away an Apple iPad 2

Now that we have a bona fide managing editor in place at Marketing Pilgrim, it’s probably time to assume that you don’t already know that I’m the CEO of social media monitoring tool Trackur. Hence, the “sponsored” added to this title, just in case. ;-)

Anyway, after much success with our previous Apple iPad giveaways, Trackur has just launched a new contest–this time you could win an Apple iPad 2.

Huh? Say what? I didn’t know that Apple had announced the iPad 2 yet, so how is Trackur giving one away?

Oh c’mon, we all know that Apple will announce the iPad 2 in the very near future, so we’re getting a head start and naming it as the prize for our contest. By entering, you have the chance to be one of the very first owners of the iPad 2. It’s a win-win for all of us!

Big News at Marketing Pilgrim!

You may have noticed a trend over the past few months.

While I’ve personally been blogging less and less, Frank Reed and Cynthia Boris have been hitting it out of the park! Case in point, Frank’s excellent interview yesterday with Mike Blumenthal.

So, why have I been slacking?

Honestly, Trackur is growing so fast it’s time to turn my attention 100% on building the world’s best social media monitoring tool. (Yes, the SEO in me couldn’t pass up that anchor text opportunity).

However, Marketing Pilgrim is still my baby! It’s become the leading place for marketers to get the lowdown on the latest internet marketing news. As we’ve always said, “We don’t always break the news, but we do always break it down for you!”

Trackur Launches Free “Actively Listening” Seals for Your Web Site

Surf around the internet and you’ll see all kinds of security, privacy, and trust seals–pasted to consumer web sites. With good reason, too! These sites want to assure visitors that it’s safe to do business with them. You can trust the transaction, the shipping, the experience.

But what about after the transaction? Where’s the seal that says, “Hey, once you become a customer, we’re going to take great care of you”?

Oh wait, here it is: Introducing the Trackur Actively Listening seal.

What’s different about the Actively Listening seal? Two things. First, this seal tells your customers, prospects, business partners–anyone really–that you care about their experience with your company. It assures them that whether they post to Facebook, Twitter, a blog or forum, you’re listening for that conversation.

Happy 2011 Pilgrims!

Thank you for all of your support during 2010. From all of us at Marketing Pilgrim, we wish you a very happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas Pilgrims!

What is today really about?

Here’s an explanation–with some help of Google, Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare. :-)

Merry Christmas!

Trackur Gets More Klout, Adds Twitter Influence Metrics

One of the cool features about Trackur’s social media monitoring is our InfluenceRank scoring system. For every web site, blog, or Twitter user, we’ve always shown you just how influential they are–with a simple score out of 100.

With news sites and blogs, we provided further analysis with screenshots, traffic details, backlink numbers and more. Today, we’ve added a similar dashboard for Twitter users influence.

As you can see, we have all the info you need to make a quickly decide if this person is someone that is exerting an influence on your brand.

The Trackur dashboard includes: