Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

NBN Radio New Business Networking Radio with Dave Delaney

Aug 20, 2014


RandFishkin NBN24 Be Your Authentic Self with Rand FishkinRand Fishkin, is co-founder of Moz, a software as a service company that sells inbound marketing and marketing analytics software subscriptions. Rand is also the co-author of The Art of SEO NBN24 Be Your Authentic Self with Rand Fishkin, and is host to the brilliant Help Me Help You Dinner networking group.

Talking about SEO, authenticity, and networking

NBN24 Show Notes

Join the NBN Club today.

Listen to episode 24 in iTunes or Stitcher.

Get your free audio book by visiting! Do it now and support this show please.

Record your audio comment or networking tip here.

Check out my book, New Business Networking: How to Effectively Grow Your Business Network Using Online and Offline Methods.

Elite Privilege, Ivy League Schools, and Uncommon Advice for Building a Network

The world is still driven by social interactions.

Rand’s Mom was running an old-school print marketing company. Her clients started needing web sites, so she introduced Rand. He dropped out of school and went into business for himself.

My interview with Hugh Forrest, director of SXSW Interactive.

Rand doesn’t have a big plan when he attends conferences. He always tries to be his authentic self.

Help Me Help You Dinner. Bring people together. Tell them what you need help with. Explain how you can help.

How important are blogs these days? Rand explains.

A blog enables you to publish simply and easily.

Think of your own personal brand just like an organization of a larger size and have a content strategy.

What is it that you’re publishing that’s going to earn you the attention, interest, and awareness that will hopefully earn you trust and likability.

Advice about blogging. Promote other people!

Don’t ignore SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

SEO is a process, it’s an ongoing thing.

SEO, amplification, social media are muscles. You need to flex them or they will fade away.

Tips for finding your audience and niche.

Ask, “What do you need help with?”

Put yourself in your audience’s shoes.

Rand tries to run his entire life using Gmail.

My mission is to help. Serendipity will do the rest.

Social Norms VS. Market Norms.

Be a more authentic version of yourself.

3 LinkedIn tips.

Check out

How Rand would grow his network all over again.

How to find the unasked, un-obvious questions.

App Recommendation: Hotel Tonight and Dolphin Browser.

Book Recommendation: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian NBN24 Be Your Authentic Self with Rand Fishkin by Sherman Alexie.

Contact Rand: rand AT or @randfish on Twitter.

Please leave a review in iTunes or Stitcher Radio. Every review is sincerely appreciated.
You can subscribe to the show by RSS, email, or in iTunes and Stitcher Radio. You will never miss an episode!

Affiliate links used. Theme music, Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix) by spinningmerkaba. Thanks for listening. You rock!