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Need help with your 2010 strategy?

Gemma Went

I'm putting the finishing touches to my plans for next year, as I'm sure many of you are. Over the past month I've been reading some fantastic posts on the subject that have helped me to refocus, develop and formulate my strategic

Adding social media to the mix. Should you? Could you? Would you?

Gemma Went

The following is a blog post I wrote for Moonfruit, my recommended sitemaker provider for SME's or start-ups that have no budget to invest in a website. It's an introduction to social media for those that are considering it and covers

Which are the best Twitter apps … The Results « The Cube

Gemma Went

A couple of weeks ago I carried out a short survey on here. My aim was to find the most useful Twitter apps as voted for by the readers of my blog and Twitter followers. So here are the Top 9: Ahead by a mile was Tweetdeck

What matters now

Gemma Went

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know Im a fan of Seth Godin. like the way the man thinks and his blog is a must read for me (subscribe here). He is a sharer, that we know. But he's excelled himself by offering a fantastic free

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Back-up Your LinkedIn Information | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

linkedin-image-export-contacts1. Contact information for all of your connections. You've taken great care in building your LinkedIn network of connections because these are the folks you've known throughout your career, those friends

Google News Optimization Tips

Adam Sherk

This week Google put out a video to give publishers more information on how Google News works and how best to optimize for it. pulled out some of the more useful tips, combining information from some of the slides with additional

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Guest Blogging: The Ultimate Guide

Viper Chill

I try not to sound too egotistical when I say this, but over the past 12 months I have certainly been one of the 'faces of guest posting,' simply because I have

Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

Corporate Social Media Reading List. I'm a huge fan of social media. joined Twitter on June 30 2007 and after a few bumps in the road, I was addicted and even wrote a set of top twitter tips. I try to follow the trends and news around

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines


Managing staff who participate in social networks. once had to step in to calm down a forum that was off the charts with negativity and general unpleasant comments. To be even heard, I started to IP and MAC address ban anyone who posted under secondary IDs for the purpose of trolling (making up a temporary persona who’s only purpose is to create negative comments). Opera  [link]. AUSTRALIAN.

Business Cards - So Important or So Over?

Almost Savvy

After spending much time deeply immersed in the high-tech, heavily wired world of virtual networking, it can become easy to overlook some of the “old school” networking tools. Front and center among these time-tested tools is the

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

13 Signs That You're At a Tech Conference | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy, We are all learning, why not do it together

TrueTwit: Managing Spammers on Twitter. Does it Work? | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

nospam. Note: This was written prior to Twitter's purge of spam accounts this evening. One can only hope this is a sign that Twitter will be managing this problem more aggressively, possibly eliminating the need for tools such as

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?


For an additional 500, be sure to visit Master List 2.  And the third 500 has started on Master List 3. To learn how to contribute/edit, visit the Administration page. Wikis  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Hurra Torpedo campaign   Presentation sharing  Automotive  United States  Philippe Deltenre   Ford   Where are the Joneses? adenin Facebook Page   Social networks  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Evans   adenin TECHNOLOGIES Inc. Adenin Twitter   Microblogging / Microsharing  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Whittemore   ePi Tech Inc.

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A Brief History Of Social Media


Home Consulting About Contact Subscribe Social Media Rockstar Social Media Blog – ::Social Media Rockstar:: A Brief History Of Social Media by Brett Borders on June 2, 2009 S ocial media isn’t really “new.&# Phone phreaking , or the rogue exploration of the telephone network, started to gain momentum in the 1950’s. Phone phreaks weren’t motivated by fraud, but rather, they were technophiles and information addicts trapped in a telecom monopoly long before Skype or “ free nights and weekends &# existed. “Handles&# or online pseudonyms were the norm.

Do You Know Your Employees? Social Intranets As The New Talent Management System

SocMed Sean

Tweet Sean R. Nicholson Imagine, for a moment, that you have accepted a new position as a corporate executive tasked with figuring our how to make your company work better, faster, cheaper. Along with the details of your position, you have been informed that you have access to a wealth of competitive intelligence, product experience, and innovative thinking at your fingertips. Bad situation.

All of Seth Godin's Free ebooks in one place | Shuaism

Josh S Peters

You read that right, I've compiled all of Seth Godin's free ebooks in one big awesome list. Seth Godin is a fantastic source of constant information and wisdom. His blog is incredibly insightful and he produces books and ebook left and

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Fire your Director of Social Media!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At a recent ANA conference I was interviewing Brian Wallace VP of Digital Marketing and Media for RIM when I heard him say “2 years from now- if I still have a Director of Social Media – I should be fired!&# and after thinking about that I can’t help but agree with him. Said differently how do we make social part of the very DNA of the firm? What’s your view? Tweet This! Digg this!

Free Tools for Monitoring Hot Search Trends

Adam Sherk

This week Google started embedding a Hot Trends graph at the bottom of search results pages for queries that fall within their top 100 fastest-rising search terms, as seen in this example screenshot: While checking out search trends is

Cloud Jacking: 7 Steps to Dominate Your Niche

Viper Chill

If you don't know by now, the cloud is a way that myself and thousands of other people are now referencing the internet and the servers that power it. Cloud

Why SEO is Easier than Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There are a fair number of excellent search engine optimization experts (SEOs) in the wild, but there are countless social media marketing experts, many of whom are self-proclaimed gurus in their field. However, the number of SEOs I've

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Moments and The Power of Not Laughing

Almost Savvy

cafe tables I didn't know what to expect. The guy was a complete stranger, yet here we were having a delightful and very natural conversation. We talked about our kids, observations about life and social media

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How to Evaluate an Expired Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

A friend recently asked me about a domain name he was thinking of buying. He mentioned that one of the websites he owns and has developed is the name of a city: and he noticed that there is a ‘related’ domain name that is for sale. It used to be on the same topic of the website that he owns, and he wanted to know if he should purchase it and redirect it to his current website. Yahoo!

Definitive Guide to Becoming Likeable Online

Viper Chill

Without scrolling further down to check the answer, I want you to think about something. What could be my number one point be in the answer to how do I become

Article Distribution Sites with a PR 3 or Higher | Freelance.

Freelance Social Media

Distributing articles can help build links to your website. Below is a list of distribution sites with a PR of 3 or better. If you have any to suggest that

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Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.

LinkedIn Tip - Got Street Cred?

Almost Savvy

There was a time when a recommendation from your mother that you were a real catch was enough of an objective opinion to satisfy others' due diligence to determine if you were all thumbs up and down you claimed to be

Corporate Social Media Reading List

Koka Sexton

I'ma huge fan of social media. joined Twitter on June 30 2007 and after a few bumps in the road, I was addicted and even wrote a set of top twitter tips. I try to follow the trends and news around social media as best I can

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Social Media Metrics Superlist: Measurement, ROI, & Key Statistics Resources


Interactive Insights Group Interactive Insights Group helps companies use the Internet and Social Media to grow their business. Our blog offers resources, information, and advice on using social media to achieve your business goals. Boss asking about the ROI of your social media campaigns? Not sure what variables to measure to determine the success or your social media?  Engage or Die! monitoring).

Social media and selling snake oil | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

Gary Hayes Social Media Count

Laurel Papworth

Social Media statistics: Ever wondered how many people are blogging, uploading videos, tweeting right at this very minute ? Here’s a counter that displays growth of Twitter, money spent on Facebook gifts, number of SMS’s sent worldwide second by second. Social Network activity measured in real time. The next question is, what exactly are they doing?  Wasting time at work, discussing the News, sharing communication on a birth, engagement, marriage, death? The interesting story here, for me, is how viral this counter became. You might want to factor that into the social media counter!

Twitter Direct Messages – Best (and Worst) Practices


When I started out on Twitter over a year ago ( @kikolani ), one of the first things I noticed was my Direct Message box. As I began to follow people, I was excited to get those private messages, assuming people were just that into contacting me after I started following them. They began as simple thank you for following messages, and eventually became a mixture of real messages and automatic ones.

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50 Ways to use Social Media, listed by Objective « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing


Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home About Speaking Research Media Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter @ spicedawg56 It is! Yet remember email is a social network. Collectual these folks own social media budgets: LIST [link] in reply to spicedawg56 1 week ago « Community Platform Pricing for New Clients Scorecard: Should Startups Have Community Managers? This way, you’re not randomly choosing tactics without first having a goal in mind. Learn which bloggers might care about your customer.


Myrland Marketing

Bentley Tolk, well-known legal marketing expert, wrote an article on his blog last night titled Will Law School Ever Teach Marketing For Law Firms? In his comments section, I shared my thoughts with Bentley that yes, marketing and

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil