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2012 Office Hours Archieve

Below is the archived list of 2012 Office Hours calls. Each call is approximately 90 minutes and topics discussed are below. Please enjoy and if you have any questions, reach out. To access any of the calls, copy the link below into your podcast/mp3 software. This soft ware may launch on its own when you click the link or you may need to add the link to your player software.

Please be aware that the calls play using Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers only. Should you run into trouble getting the files to play, please let us know-- and remember, some of our best calls are from several weeks back, so don't miss them! Happy listening!

Office hours call, December 13, 2012

YourTango Experts 2012 in Review and the look ahead to 2013.  Consistent articles on the site and how that translates into customers.  Monday and Tuesday this week we had 80,000 people search in Google and click on YourTango Content.  If you missed the call, you can access the recording here!

Office hours call, December 6, 2012

Twitter is the main topic of this office hours call with an hour devoted to Twitter basics.  On the call we answer: what it is, why you need it, how to use it, basic terminology and strategies for integrating it with the content you publish as an Expert to get more attention to your blog posts. If you missed the call, you can access the recording here!

Office hours call, November 29, 2012

Guest Speaker - Patrick Snow, founder and CEO of www.createyourowndestiny.com   Patrick shares about his experience coaching clients through the publishing dilema (self publish vs. traditional publishing) as well as gives Experts insight into what constitutes a "best seller", "NY Times best seller" and when a publishing house will consider your self-published book for a reprint backed by them.  Patrick is is an international best-selling author, professional keynote speaker, publishing coach, and Internet entrepreneur. He firmly believes we can all achieve our individual and organizational destinies when we "Dream, Plan, Execute, and Soar." If you missed the call, you can access the recording here!

Office hours call, November 15, 2012

**MUST LISTEN TO CALL**  Understanding SEO: writing for optimization, how Google evaluates your content and smart ways to optimize your articles (on YourTango and your own blog) to make sure they're getting the most amount of "Google juice" that they can.  Please download our Expert's SEO e-book  to follow along with as you listen to the call.  It's a visual explanation of all that's covered and makes the entire conversation "make sense".  If you missed the call, you can access the recording here!

Office hours call, November 8, 2012

Topics covered include: Building the Million Dollar Private Practice with David Steele, Author, The Million Dollar Private Practice: Using Your Expertise to Build a Business That Makes a Difference.  Link for free excerpt  http://www.milliondollarpractice.net/  mentioned during the call. If you missed the call, you can access the recording here!

Office hours call, November 1, 2012

Topics covered include: Google Analytics on a few articles and how "hot topics" has provided some amazing articles and how those numbers are reflected in our traffic numbers.  If you missed the call, you can access the recording here!

Office hours call, October 25, 2012

Topics covered include:  This week we are talking about are you writing about the right topics for your business, to make content work for you. Why are you writing, how to write, how to publish, what are you writing about and how the editorial process works.

If you missed the call you can access them here:  Writing & Publishing - Part 1 and 

Intensives, Expectations and Hot Topics discussed - Part 2

Office hours call, October 11, 2012

Topics covered include: This week we were joined by Dr. Marlene M. Maheu. Dr. Maheu is a licensed San Diego psychologist, author and consultant for risk management, ethics and legalities of telehealth. She's worked with the APA and the ACA on important ethical questions/policies. On our call we covered several important topics like: the ethics therapists need to consider when being online, questions around promoting and practicing across state lines, informed consent policies around email, texting and any other online communication with clients and more.  You can learn more about Dr. Meheu on her website here http://telehealth.org/including how to enroll in her telehealth CE programs.  If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, October 4, 2012

Topics covered include: This week we were joined by Neil Patel, CEO and founder of Quick Sprout, a content marketing, SEO, social media consulting firm. Neil shared with members the best practices for getting your content in front of potential clients and smart strategies around how frequently to post and how to use YourTango to help spread your message. 

If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, September 27, 2012

Topics covered include: Editing titles, how to best lead readers to your articles, who owns your content.  If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, September 20, 2012

Topics covered include: New editorial strategies for content published on YourTango. If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, September 13, 2012

Topics covered include: Getting back to basics: understanding the YourTango audience and how you, your brand and your audience fit into our site and how you can best use your membership to create buzz around your business.  If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, September 6, 2012

Topics covered include: IMPORTANT CALL: Updates to Expert profiles, traffic numbers (we're up to 3.7 million unique visitors each month!!), how people search for clients. If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, August 16, 2012

Topics covered include: New Expert Search! This week we dive into how potential clients search for you online. We discussed at length the ins and outs of our new search feature and smart updates Experts can make to their profile to help clients find them more easily online. We also covered re-purposed content rules.  If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, August 9, 2012

Special interview with Lisa Steadman! Topics covered include: BRANDING! Learn from the best on what it takes to successfully brand and market your business. Whether you're a traditional therapist or larger than life matchmaker or coach, the key to building a successful business starts with the right branding. Listen as Melanie and Lisa cover the ins and outs of branding, why it's so challenging at times and share how you can learn more with Lisa and Melanie at the upcoming WooHoo Weekend in LA, October 20-21st, 2012.  If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, July 19, 2012

Topics covered: Getting your content on the 1st page of Google, the new "You" blog, video production.  If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, July 12, 2012

Topics covered: Strategies for choosing user tags and picking categories so your articles are seen by more YourTango readers. Following on the heals of our last call, we continued our strategy for getting articles and videos seen by more readers. In this call we discussed tagging, categories and duplicate content so members can make the most of what they publish. If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, June 28th, 2012

Topics covered: Content that is successfully syndicated to partner sites. Listen as we discuss examples of Expert content that has been syndicated to partner sites like Huffington Post, Yahoo! and AOL. On this call we strategized on the different editorial styles and needs for partner sites. We also discussed specific ways to use our weekly "hot topics" page to pick smart topics to write about that have a higher probability to be syndicated.

If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, June 21st, 2012

Topics covered: Facebook Success Story- Charles J. Orlando. Listen as Charles shares with us how he reached 627K fans in a little over two years with no paid marketing or purchasing of fans. Charles shares his daily activity on Facebook, strategy on how he interacts with fans and what's behind his incredibly community and following.  If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, June 7th, 2012

Topics covered: Your Tango's brand, your niche and great ideas on what to write about based on the clients/readers you want to attract and what Google is saying about your content.  If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, May 31st, 2012

Topics covered: Promoting content using social media links at the top of the articles (Facebook, Twitter & Stumble Upon) and article ideas for the week. If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, May 24th, 2012

Topics covered: Finding clients using our Ask YourTango Q&A modules, new partnership with Yahoo! Parenting and content requests for the week.  If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.  

Office hours call, May 17th, 2012

Topics covered: Steph Auteri joined us to share her expertise on ghost writing and book proposals! It was a wonderful call with tons of insight. If you have ever considered getting a ghostwriter and/or would like to get a book proposal written, this is a call you must listen to!

If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, May 10, 2012

Topics covered: Should you publish articles, even when you're not being promoted? YES! Listen as we cover the life cycle of content and talk over what your articles do to help expand your brand and make it easier for potential clients to find you. Also shared: re-purposing content dos and don'ts, article ideas for the upcoming week and a teaser for our guest speaker next week, Steph Auteri who will cover book proposals and ghost writing.

If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, April 26th, 2012

Topics covered: Getting your ebook published! Expert member Jennifer Wilkov shares her secrets, tips and insight into getting your ebook published. Listen as we dive into the ins and outs of the traditional and virtual publishing worlds and explore if e-publishing is right for you!

If you missed the call, you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, April 19th, 2012

Topics covered: Building a brand and developing a niche. Understanding the YourTango audience and understanding the content you should produce based on your individual brand. Expert, Jennifer Wilkov also joined the call to discuss her upcoming call (next week) on how to create an ebook.  Please join us next week for this presentation.

If you missed the call, you can access the recorded call here.

Office hours call, April 12th, 2012

Topics covered:  Developing Your Brand.  This call was to be a continuation of April 5th’s call but due to the quality of the call that call will be repeated at a later date.  If you missed the call you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, April 5th, 2012

Topics covered: Part 1  of transforming content into products, a step-by-step plan, weekly article ideas and member Q&A.  If you missed the call you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, March 29th, 2012

Topics covered: Google Places, Article Brainstorming, Transforming Content Into Products & Duplicate Content. If you missed the call you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, March 15, 2012

This week we were joined by Expert, therapist and Relationship Coaching Institute founder,David Steele to discuss Mobile Media Marketing.  On the call, we covered QR codes, e-books, making your website mobile compatible (do you know people use their mobile devices today more than their computers???) and apps.  Watch as David takes us on an in-depth journey into mobile technology, how it's changing and how you can access a new pool of potential clients by getting your site and services accessible via mobile devices.

You can watch the recorded webinar here: http://attendthisevent.com/?eventid=27341148

Office hours call, March 8th, 2012

Topics covered: Followup on the wonderfully successful call-out for Sandra Fluke/Rush Limbaugh content, trending content ideas for the next week, increasing our presence on local search to help Experts get more face-to-face clients and guest appearance from David Steele who discussed his upcoming Expert talk scheduled for next week. If you missed the call you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, February 23, 2012

Topics covered: Writing successful bios, adding content to your store and success stories pages, requested content from our editors and tech trends. If you missed the call you can access the recording here.  

Office hours call, February 16th, 2012

Topics covered: Content brainstorming, Mardi Gras, Lent, celebrity ideas & Expert Google Analytics (what's working for a few specific members).  .If you missed the call you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, February 9th, 2012

Topics covered: Facebook, Twitter and content. If you didn't have a chance to make the call, we recorded it and you can access it below.

.If you missed the call you can access the recording here.

Office hours call, February 2nd, 2012

Topics covered: Melodie Tucker's role in editing and selecting content to promote, best practices for promoting content on YourTango, understanding the difference between original and repurposed content and our February campaigns including Break Up With Your Ex, Valentine's Day & the Dating Bootcamp. We also did a cursory chat about Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Stumble Upon. .If you missed the call you can access the recording here.

 

Getting Started with YourTango-- MUST LISTEN TO CALLS

Welcome!  If you're new to YourTango and you want to get the most out of this experience, we suggest you take the time to listen to the calls below.  Each week in our Office Hours call we meet to discuss new topics related to marketing your practice/business, building your voice on YourTango and of course, finding new clients! 

Please be aware that the calls play using Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers only. Lots of topics make our weekly list, but the calls below are the "best of" what's offered each week. Take a look and happy to discuss any questions the calls raise. 

YourTango & You - Learn the ins and outs about how to best use your YourTango membership to promote your business and brand. Audience and traffic details are shared as well as how to market/promote a both a relationship focused AND an alternative health, wellness or beauty brand on our site. 

Understanding The Editorial Process -  This call takes you on a walk through of what happens to your content after you submitted it and before it is live on the site.  Also other information related to your content such as who owns the rights to it.

Writing For SEO-  How to write articles to optimize your standing with search engines.  Please download our Expert's SEO e-book to follow along with as you listen to the call.  It's a visual explanation of all that's covered and makes the entire conversation "make sense".

Learning The Ins & Outs Of Content Marketing - Guest speaker Neil Patel, CEO of Quick Sprout, talks about content marketing and how you can use the articles that you write for YourTango to build your business.

Facebook 101 - Guest speaker YourTango Expert Charles J.Orlando shares about his amazing trajectory to 640 K fans.  On the call Charles talks about how to engage potential clients by using Facebook to promote your practice.

Twitter 101 - Curious about Twitter? We've got you covered.  This call covers the basics of setting up a Twitter account and the benefits of engaging your audience by using this microblogging platform.

Publishing 101- Guest speaker, Patrick Snow of www.createyourowndestiny.com discusses publishing books and book marketing.  The call covers the basics around making the NY Times Best-seller list, self publishing & more.

Have questions or a topic you'd like to see covered in Office Hours?  Send a note to Melanie with your suggestions.

Happy Listening!

Expert Articles & Videos That Have Been Promoted On Partner Sites

To write posts that are targeted to our partner sites, you'll want to follow the guidelines listed in our "Better Blogger" guide and also do a little research to make sure a story like the one you want to create hasn't been written/posted in the recent past.

The best way to do this research is by taking your idea to Google and seeing what's been done on the topic. Search on a variety of keywords to make sure you're covering your bases. Then take that same search to the site you want to be on and check to see if they have promoted the same content in the recent past.

Below you'll find details on each of our partner sites along with several examples of articles/videos by Expert members that have been picked for promotion. Take a look to see the titles, content, length and angles that worked well on the various site.

Have questions? Please send them to Melanie@yourtango.com for answers or bring them to Office Hours so we can discuss as a group. Happy Writing!

Prevention

Prevention is a leader in health and wellness content. We're excited to partner with them!

MSN

MSN features fantastic lifestyle advice for curious, savvy readers. We're so excited to be featured on their homepage!

Elizabeth Street

Elizabeth Street is a smart website where "stylish moms meet".

Huffington Post

We are partners with several Huffington Post channels: Divorce, Weddings/Marriage, Travel & Crime. Below are several examples of articles that have been promoted. There are various types of professionals represented here: therapists, coaches, matchmakers, healing/body work professionals and more.

Care2

Care2 is an active, engaged community for healthy & whole living. With over 11 million unique visitors per month, they are a wonderful resource for our experts!

AOL

As you may be aware, we are one of AOL's exclusive video partners, and this partnership has been remarkable for us on many fronts. Below is a list of the videos that have done well on their site, along with views to give you an indication as to the number of people who have watched each video.

eHarmony

Eharmony looks for dating (how to date, what to do on dates, seasonal dating tips, advice for singles to stay positive, motivated, etc.) content. Take a look below at a few articles they've promoted on their site.

Fox News Magazine

We're also excited to have been featured on Fox News Magazine!

Psych Central

Psych Central is a wonderful advice site for people looking to live a healthier life with a strong pull towards how to live a mentally, healthier life. We share content weekly with this site and pick from our more psychologically oriented content to share with their millions of readers. Take a look at a few pieces recently promoted there.

Madame Noir

Some of our excellent articles have been featured here as well!

Women's Health Magazine

We're excited to be partnered with Women's Health Magazine who shares great tips on fitness, beauty, lifestyle, and more with women!

Betty Confidential

Rent

Rent is a great site to learn tips all about apartment living.

Hot Topics: Editorial Requests For Articles, Topics & Brainstorms

Hi Everyone!

Below are the weekly requests for articles from Diana and the editorial team. Please use this list as inspiration to write pieces and publish them to your profile. And, as a reminder, Diana and her team will edit articles after they're published. Edits will be limited to content, typos, SEO help, image changes and clarity.

If your article requires major edits, we may not promote it due to time constraints. Please refer to the Better Blogger Guide for answers to your questions, and remember to bring questions/requests/inquires to Office Hours each Thursday at 12pm EST. If you need a copy of the Better Blogger Guide, please let us know. You're also welcome to email Melanie or Tina with questions/requests. You can reach Melanie here and Tina here.

If you've found this page and you're not yet a member of YourTango Experts, please email Tina to discuss the details and learn how you can get involved.

Breaking News: Breaking news will be updated daily before noon. Stories will encompass current events that require a quick turnaround. Deadlines will be given for each story. Please check in daily to see what is new in the world! Please email Isabel (Isabel@yourtango.com) or  Diana (Diana@yourtango.com) when you have written your article. 

  • Currently No New Breaking News Stories

Don't forget to answer an Ask YourTango question from our readers! Keep your answers under 400 words and please do mention that you are a YourTango Expert and link to your page.

As of 8/18/2014, we are looking for articles on the following topics. Remember to reference the news item (better yet, link to it!) when writing your article so it's clear to the reader why your article is timely and relevant.

HP-Worthy means it will be highly considered for homepage placement.  

  • Obsessing over celebrity baby bumps may hurt prenatal relationship: study: Paying attention to the growing bellies of expecting stars may not be so harmless for moms-to-be. Research out of Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand found that obsessing over celebrity baby bumps may lead to poor body image and impact the love a mother feels for her baby before the child is born, Science of Us reported. Article Ideas: Why is this? Why do women allow celebrities to affect their connection with their unborn child? What can be done to help these mothers? 
  • Social Media Becoming Go-To Info Source for Moms:  Social media may now rival girlfriends and playground parents as a source of trusted advice for mothers. A new Australian study finds that Facebook and other web communities are now the preferred information conduit, a distinction that some believe offers a largely untapped marketing tool for businesses wanting to sell their products. Article Ideas: Is this positive/negative thing for mothers? What are the downsides of going to social media for parenting advice? The upside? 

  • Study Suggests People Who Cheat Are 3.5 Times More Likely To Do It Again: According to new research, the saying "once a cheater, always a cheater" holds true. University of Denver psychology graduate student Kayla Knopp studied 484 unmarried adults aged 18 to 35 to find out if people who stray in one relationship are more likely to do so in the next. Her findings were presented at the annual American Psychological Association convention in Washington D.C.. Knopp and her fellow researchers asked participants questions such as, "Have you had sexual relations with someone other than your partner since you began seriously dating?" and "Has your partner had sexual relations with someone other than you since you seriously began dating?" Article Ideas: What are the signs of a habitual cheater? How can people tell if their partner will cheat on them? What are habitual cheaters missing that causes them to always cheat? 

  • Poached Partners Make Unreliable Mates: There’s an undeniable surge of satisfaction that comes from “poaching” a romantic partner. Successfully coaxing someone to end a relationship in order to begin one with you is certainly ego-boosting. If that describes your experience—well, enjoy that high while you can. Chances are good there is trouble ahead. Article Ideas: Why do some people want to poach partners? What are the signs your poached partner is looking elsewhere? Is this true for ALL poached partners? 

    If you're interested in syndication, here is what our partners are looking for (updated 6/12)

    1. Please note that articles previously published elsewhere (i.e. your blog/website) will NOT be considered for syndication. Only original articles to YourTango will be considered. 
    2. First person stories are highly desirable. Anything specific to you but relatable to all is the formula for syndication success. 
    3. We cannot guarantee syndication but will work with you to ensure your article is the best it can be. 
    • HuffPost 50: HP 50 is looking for stories on issues that affect people who are 50+. They also like general news stories/posts about celebs in their demographic, like this post: http://www.yourtango.com/2012133346/ten-longest-hollywood-marriages
    • HuffPost Divorce: HP Divorce is specifically interested in divorce and cheating/infidelity-related content. (General breakup-related content is less likely to be promoted.)
    • HuffPost Wedding: HP Weddings is looking for wedding content as well as stories about issues relating to engaged couples and women, i.e. "Is Marriage The New Status Symbol?"
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Main SpecialtyCouples/Marital Issues
Dating/Being Single Support
Parenting
CredentialsOther
Time in Practice10 years +
I practice inAll areas, please inquire
Additional ExpertiseCounselor/Therapist
Dating Coach
Life Coach
Marriage Educator
Matchmaker
Relationship Coach
Sex Coach
Social Worker
Speaker/Presenter
Spiritual Healer
YourTango Expert Partner
I offer my servicesAt my office
Telephone
By Email
Via Skype
Via a webcam
I am fluent inEnglish
Latest Expert Videos
My Store

Sealing the Deal: The Love Mentor's Guide to Lasting Love

Through her bestseller, Love in 90 Days, Dr. Diana Kirschner ...

Buy online

Love For No Reason: 7 Steps to Creating a Life of Unconditional Love

In Love for No Reason, transformational expert Marci Shimoff ...

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