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Why I Officially Work At Sokolove Law Doing Social Media & SEO

Anyone who is paying attention to the Social Media world knows that the following 3 industries are slow to adopt SM into their marketing efforta:

  1. Law
  2. Finance
  3. Pharmaceutical

Say nothing about the culture associated with the companies within these industries. So why in the world would I go work at Sokolove Law? A number of colleagues thought I was crazy to work for a personal injury law firm, while others praised me. My friend and colleague Jim Storer is fascinated by what I am doing.  Jim I owe you a call and will be reaching out with some business ops soon!

Simply put, I took this position to crack the law nut. As you would imagine we have lofty goals that have a monetization attribute of our social presence. To me, this is the ultimate challenge in my career and I am really excited to get started. My focus will be SEO through the use of Social Media. While much of my job with still be creating a SM strategy (clarity- around  SEO) that simply works. So not much has changed other than I have one focus instead of 9 or 10 companies at once. I also have resources to execute on our plan which is simply amazing!

Although I will not be able to share much of what we do, I will still be maintaining this blog from an analyst perspective. A birds-eye view of the social media space if you will! Because what we are doing is considered “trailblazer”, the IP we acquire will have to stay within the Sokolove walls. BUT- I will stay up to date on trends and share perspectives and best practices that I deem worthy to share from Sokolove. All in all, nothing will change in regards to this blog presence.

Thank you to everyone who is religious about reading my posts. Thank you to those who have helped me get to where I am today. These are people I mention within Twitter and on this blog religiously- y know who you are! Without you- I would not be in a position I am today to do something simply awesome. Thank you so much for having the bearing on my career that you have had!

Lastly, thank you to AJ and the Authority Domains staff for giving me the opportunity to help them grow their business while being able to look at SEO through different shades. It is that perspective that has afforded me the opportunity I am presented with today! I have heard that life is experiences that pile up as valuable building blocks. The Authority Domains experience was a leaps and bounds for me professionally and I will always make sure to pat their backs as I progress further in my career.

On a final note! If I can ever be a sounding board for ideas, a reference for your SM presence, or if you simply need strategic advice- please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. My new cell is 781-690-5998 and I can be emailed at dshowerman@gmail.com or dshowerman@sokolovelaw.com.

Happy holidays everyone! I wish you all the best! I will be following up soon with a post about not being afraid to ask.

What WordPress Plugin Should Authority Domains Build?

One question: What WordPress plugin needs to be built but hasn’t been created yet?

I wanted to ask all of my blog readers the same question. The following are the best responses we have received through wordpress-pluginLinkedIn:

    Adam Killam

Something I would like to see that is not necessarily Social Media realated is plugin that would create a contact form that integrates with Salesforce.com’s web to lead capture functionality.

As you likely know, Salesforce has several social media tie ins (Aka Apps) but you need to get the contact information into SF in the first place in order to take advantage of these apps. A lead capture / contact form plugin would be great. Even better if it worked with Salesforce.com for Google Adwords.

    Burke Ingraffia

Musician, Web Designer, Internet Consultant

A complete digital download payment system for musicians who blog. This would include a hidden file storage folder as well as immediate download upon purchase.

    Gideon For Mukwai

Preparedness Facilitator at XtraMile Emergency Solutions

I would like to see a plugin used in uploading a logo photo on a theme that otherwise does not have a spot for that.
Gideon F. For-mukwai,CEM

    Andre Natta, CMSM

Urban Conversationalist

I would love to see a plugin that finally provides a complete solution to the issue of creating an events calendar on the site that can be presented in chronological order. There are calendar plugins currently, but it would be great to provide some additional tools.

    Hank Shrier

Founder of Global Business Networking and author of The Natural Networker

You are very wise to solicit feedback. Can you build a plug in that will tap into the brain, write the, blog, post the blog, and generate award winning content every time? 🙂 Hey a person can dream. Some asked about payment processing. Integrating to payment processing is very straight forward and does not require a plug in. It does require a merchant account to get the best value for the merchant. You can also get a gift and rewards card that can be virtual or physical. Anyone interested can contact me off line. You will then get the entire Clint Eastwood version of the payment processing industry. The movie? The God, The Bad and the Ugly.

Thanks again for starting a useful and beneficial discussion


Hank Shrier

Christine Haskell, PMP

Lead Business Intelligence Product Manager, Online Services

something that allows people to import more professional looking templates (like those from woo themes) into the “free” wordpress environment. people shouldn’t have to go out and get an FYP account and deal with 16 folders of js files in order to update their look.

    Sarmishta Venkatesh

Web 2.0 Solution Consultant, Digital Marketer, KM Consultant, Researcher, Team builder

well, i encountered this problem a while ago: a plugin that converts a JPEG image into a WordPress recognizable CSS theme – enabling novice users to upload images and use them as their themes…

    Sourena Parham

Visual Artist, Translator, Middle East Independent Researcher at Freelance

These are a few ideas:

Related Links From the Same Category

“Advanced” Setting for Images

Other Contributors

Comments’ Language Plugin

“New” Sign:

    Jamie Oastler

Owner at Idealien Studios

Check out http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/2009/05/05/wordpress-plugin-competition-2009-started/ for some ideas and a great way to contribute and have a chance at cold hard cash!

    Jon Eland

Digital Communications Manager at Words&Pictures

I’d love someone to build a decent plug-in to allow ‘issues’ of magazines to be produced and delivered through wordpress – imagine releasing content in editions, each with their own homepage… it can’t be that hard!

    Sourena Parham

Visual Artist, Translator, Middle East Independent Researcher at Freelance

— Uploader
I am looking for a plugin that makes it possible for the visitors to upload images, sounds, or movies to a website I am working on. I could not find any uploader for WP. All I could find were a few uploaders made to be used by the admin not by the users.

    Jason King

Nonprofit Techie Chap at Infoxchange Australia

I agree with Jon. I recently helped someone to put a magazine online using WordPress and we struggled to find a way to create distinct editions/issues.

So thanks Sourena for the suggestion, I’ll take a look.

    Rita Ashley

Job Search Coaching for $100,000+ Job Seekers. My clients get hired.

Easy answer…ability to show and sell images and/or prints. Needs a shopping cart, security and ability to sell images or prints through some affiliate.

I just started using work.com for posting articles. The feature that allows me to send a message to a mailing list I created for each article with the article attached is powerful. The traffic was good and no one complained…Would be great if my blog had that same feature.

Thank you so much to everyone who has partcipated thus far. From here we wantto hear from you on your ideas and then we will pick the top 5 and do a poll to decide which plugin Authority Domains will build. Don;t be shy, comment, share and voice your opinion. We want to bring as much value to WordPress as possible!

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