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How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The new layout, rolled out to all Pages on March 10, 2011, gives over a full two-thirds of Page real estate to the Page owner: The Perfect Fan Page Leverages ALL the Available Opportunities. This is a guest post by Tim Ware, owner of HyperArts. You can follow Tim on Twitter or on Facebook. Much More Screen Real Estate! The Profile Picture. Does it work well with the images in the Photostrip?

B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Blogging is often viewed as the core component of a B2B social media marketing strategy, and other than discussion forums, it’s the most mature component of social media. Facebook, Twitter and even newer tools like Quora may be sexier and get more attention, but blogs are the workhorses essential to making social media marketing work. So what’s next for B2B blogging?

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The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

This list will be posted on Cheryl Burgess’ Blue Focus Marketing Blog.  Her Connect the Docs blog—frequently featured on the B2B Marketing Zone —is a platform for her own thought leadership content as well as frequently solicited insights from other B2B bloggers. On her blog, she shares her insights to help readers create their own happiness projects. What is it? aaker. Ambal.

Startups To Watch in 2011

Idaconcpts

Recently, they’ve been on the lookout for bloggers to join them in keeping up with the latest news and “watercooler talk&# on their blog, and they’ve also hit close to 2 million impressions (or more since last I heard) for the month of January, so this submission site is definitely one to keep your eyes on. Rapportive Replaces Ads with Useful Info. Already sold? Tweet This!

Study: The Global Social Media Check Up 2011

Mindjumpers

The study is the Global Social Media Check Up 2011, which is an annual study investigating big companies’ presence on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogs etc. Social Media companies Facebook Global Social Media Check Up 2011 increase Presentation study Twitter YoutubeGreat increase in use of social media. This is a rise of 50 % compared to last year.

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B2B Blogging Trends 2011: Towards an Integrated Approach

Conversionation

In many organizations, blogs are still seen as almost separate entities. Several other organizations have no blog at all. Should a company blog? Should employees blog? However, when not blogging you are missing out on important opportunities. In this post, I will not tackle the ‘advantages’ of blogging. Key reasons for an integrated blog marketing approach.

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Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

” Or that49% of B2B journalists write blogs, and 84% are on Twiter? Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. Is a Blog Still Important in 2011? Or that 73% of U.S. And 73% of U.S.

Top 11 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts of 2011

Firebelly

Here are the top 11 social media marketing posts on the Firebelly blog in 2011 based on number of views. Facebook For Business Tip #1: Pages not Profiles. Social Search: Tempur-Pedic “Ask Me” Commercial. 9. Facebook For Business Tip #8: Wildfire Contests. 8. Gettin’ Unique With QR Codes. 7. Make Your Social Media Sharing Buttons Effective. 6. Clever QR Code Example: The World Park. 1.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Note: This post, a joint effort between Cheryl Burgess and me, originally appeared on the Blue Focus Marketing Blog last month. Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.

#FollowFriday: January through June 2011

Spin Sucks

Joey Strawn can be found on  Twitter  and blogging at  joeystrawn.com. Nancy Myrland can be found on  Twitter  and blogging at  Myrland Marketing. Julio Varela can be found on  Twitter  and blogging at  juliovarela.com. Liz Strauss can be found on  Twitter  and blogging at  Successful and Outstanding Blog(gers). Click here  for the Google Reader blog subscription.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to these questions and many more here in more than 30 of the best articles and blog posts on Facebook marketing of 2011. Awesome B2B Facebook Fan Pages by HubSpot Blog. ** 5 STARS. How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition by techipedia. About 60% of those companies also use Twitter, and roughly half maintain corporate blogs.

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24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Despite any recent recent rants you may have seen about how blogging is dead or blogs are passé , the fact of the matter is that business blogging is now more important than ever. How can a company launch (or relaunch) a new blog properly? Write great blog post headlines? Optimize blog content for search? Emulate the best corporate blogs? Blog SEO.

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Top 10 Guest Blog Posts of 2011

Spin Sucks

Your clicks have told us your favorite guest blog posts for 2011 and we have compiled the Top 10 here for your review, and, for 10 of you, for your bragging rights. should also add, much like the Canadian hockey players born in January, the advantage for this Top 10 List clearly goes to those who blog in the earlier part of the year. Ladies and gentlemen, you have spoken.

My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Nevertheless, here are my top 10 posts of 2011 by pageviews: Which NBA Teams Have Seen the Most Growth on Twitter and Facebook? Looking at my 2011 posts, it is interesting that a sports topic got the top slot since that’s not a major focus for me. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to devote much time to blogging this year. Original idea! Is LinkedIn the New Old Boys Network?

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women

Blue Focus Marketing

Cheryl and I thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on this special social media project – and so the process began for creating the 2011 #Nifty50 List of Top Twitter Women. This list will be posted on Cheryl Burgess’ Blue Focus Marketing Blog. On her blog, she shares her insights to help readers create their own happiness projects. What is it? Amber Buhl.

2011 Spin Sucks #FollowFriday Recommendations

Spin Sucks

Michael Schechter can be found on Twitter  and blogging at A Better Mess. Margie Clayman can be found on Twitter and blogging at Social Media, Marketing, & Musings. Jason Konopinski can be found on Twitter and blogging at Write. Christina Pappas can be found on Twitter and blogging at The Content Cocktail. Nancy Davis can be foundon Twitter and blogging at Nancy A.

Blog World LA 2011 Recap – Session Notes and Experiences from #BWELA

Kikolani

Because I decided the night before, until 2:30am in the morning, was a great time to update my blog with new pages for my favorite subjects ( blogging , business , SEO , and social media ) and my new services. We chatted for a bit about guest blogging (he’s posted just about everywhere including Mashable and Social Media Examiner ). Did you go to Blog World?

Curation a Key Theme in B2B Blogging Trends in 2011

Aggregage

The new white paper – B2B Blogging Trends in 2011 has been released. Several of the contributors pointed out that a big challenge in 2011 is rising above the noise.  At the same time one of the primary challenges for blogging is the effort involved in creating quality content in an on-going basis. That’s why Yann Ropars tells us that: 2011 is often cited as the year of ‘curation’. Take a look at the white paper for more on B2B Blogging and Curation. Certainly one of the big trends is curation.  Curation

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men

Blue Focus Marketing

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 )  present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.  Blogging at COMMScorner.com , TheNextWeb.com and PRDaily.biz. His popular “home&# publication is aimClear Blog.

3 new social media resolutions for 2012 and a couple from 2011 that still need attention.

Akamai Marketing

That said, I am glad I wrote my resolutions for 2011 as it gave me focus. Here’s my 2011 scorecard: ? Fine Write more: I said I would write 2X/week in my blog. Truth is, I read a lot of blogs, but sometimes I am too lazy to comment. I’m also going to be seeking out the blogs of people who aren’t “famous.” failed. Yahooo!! ? Social

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How to Get the Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every year, I spend hundreds, perhaps thousands of hours reading articles on Internet Marketing for my annual Best Internet Marketing Posts blog post. In 2011, this list is becoming more exclusive and only those who sign up will get this great content. Sign up today to get in on this amazing opportunity at the super low rate, available for a limited time. [ How to Get the Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 is a post written by Tamar Weinberg. ]. Over the last five years, hundreds of URLs have been carefully collected and selected for inclusion in this post.

Eleven Digital Trends to Watch In 2011

SocialFish

Eleven Digital Trends to Watch in 2011. Lots of orgs are, for example, talking to WordPress or other blog platforms about developing their blogs and talking to mobile app developers about their apps.  As marketers get more tech-savvy and IT people (hopefully) become more aware of marketing and communications needs, there will be more and more working together on these things.

The Great Twitter Purge of 2011 Or Why I Have Decided To Unfollow Everyone & Start Over

Jason Yormark

The time has finally come.  I think I always knew that I’d have to do some sort of Twitter house cleaning, but based on my last blog post, and some folks like Michael Hyatt and the mighty Chris Brogan who have pioneered by braving the backlash, I think I’m ready for a purge myself.  So starting today, I begin unfollowing everyone on Twitter with the help of SocialOomph.

The Great Twitter Purge of 2011 Or Why I Have Decided To Unfollow Everyone & Start Over

Jason Yormark

The time has finally come.  I think I always knew that I’d have to do some sort of Twitter house cleaning, but based on my last blog post, and some folks like Michael Hyatt and the mighty Chris Brogan who have pioneered by braving the backlash, I think I’m ready for a purge myself.  So starting today, I begin unfollowing everyone on Twitter with the help of SocialOomph.

Recipe for Successful Blogging

Mindjumpers

Tweet Blogging can be complicated and it is quite different from traditional writing styles. Blogging is a quick and an interactive way of expressing your ideas – more like online diaries, but written with an aim of making people read it. We have also written about it in our previous posts, explaining how important blogs have become in the social media strategy of a company.

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The Five Business Books That Shaped 2011

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Blog posts are great. I'm also a bit of a business book geek, so in the spirit of the Holidays Season, year-end lists and "top 10 of 2011" linkbait posts, the world seems primed for. The 5 Business Books That Shaped 2011: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson ( Simon & Schuster - October 2011). " Poke The Box by Seth Godin ( The Domino Project - March 2011). Great By Choice by Jim Collins and Morten Hansen ( HarperBusiness - October 2011). The Lean Startup by Eric Reis ( Crown Business - September 2011). best business book 2011.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter Tuesday: Twitter’s New Changes – What You Could Expect by Hubze Blog. The Tweet Effect: How Twitter Affects Rankings by The Daily SEO Blog. In this somewhat long-winded but thoroughly researched post, John Doherty describes a number of experiments he ran to determine the effect of Tweets on a page or blog post ranking. Nearly 3/4 of active Twitter users are bloggers.

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ONE SOCIAL MEDIA PREDICTION FOR 2011…YES, 2011

Myrland Marketing

About a year ago, Twitterville author Shel Israel wrote a blog post titled “My Predictions for 2011″ on his blog Global Neighbourhoods. One of his predictions that resonated with me at the time was Number 9. Shel wrote: “The Chinese government will accelerate its suppression of free speech on the Internet. Simultaneously, more Chinese people will bypass the government [.].

The Best Blogging Platform and Plugins

Spin Sucks

Jeremy Whittaker , my Utah turned Germany friend, asks, “Could you give a rundown of the the best technologies for a corporate blog? I’m looking for the best platforms and plugins that make a blog rock.&#. If you’re curious about my personal Tumblr blog I mention, you can find it here ( Del Williams calls it food porn). Sure, Jeremy! need some questions.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Lewis Howes reveals, in his words, “the top apps you can leverage to get more leads, traffic, product sales, brand awareness, ticket sales, investors, sponsors, consulting engagements and more” including the WordPress app (which enables you to add a blog to LinkedIn), video autoplay, syncing with Twitter, and featuring events on LinkedIn. How Are People Really Using LinkedIn?

Seven Great Questions on Blogging

Spin Sucks

Late last week, I was jazzed to have the opportunity to lead a Spin Sucks Pro webinar on the Art of Blogging (as opposed to the science and data of blogging). The webinar was an outline of one of the style chapters that will be published along with 20-30 other blog post styles that you can use as a framework. Seven Questions on Blogging. Blog every single day.

12 things I thought I knew About Social Media in 2011

Direct Marketing Observations

As 2011 winds down, it’s time for me to reflect on the state of my social media world in 2011. Things that I thought I knew about social media in 2011: 1)      That I knew what I was talking about. found out in 2011 that although people would nod their heads in agreement when we’re in the conference room, once I was gone- the silos reemerged, the battle lines were redrawn, the skeptics reappeared and the notion that a consultant was not necessary reared its ugly head-and thus the follow up discussions were slow to evolve. Where is the disconnect? Is nothing new?

Do you syndicate your blog?

Janet Fouts

You see, lots of bloggers have their blog posts syndicated on other sites that aggregate content, and sometimes we write posts specific to a site just to get our names in front of more readers who frequent that particular web site. It’s like guest blogging, but more focused. Social Media Tips and Tricks Blog blogging Social Media syndicationShare the love.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, 2011 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. Blogging / Writing. Ways to Make Money With a Blog (And the Major Mistake You Should Avoid) – If you carefully survey the world of successful bloggers, you will find a variety of revenue generating opportunities.

Klout Adds WordPress But Not For Self Hosted Blogs?

Jason Yormark

Quite frankly I think those that write successful blogs carry more influence then just about anyone in the social media sphere, so a welcome addition. Apparently the new addition only covers WordPress.com hosted blogs and not self hosted blogs. Anyone that goes to the trouble of self hosting a blog typically is serious about their blogging.  But not so fast.

Marketing Trends for 2011

Blue Focus Marketing

Faced with opportunity and great tools (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs) companies will create task forces and teams to brainstorm, investigate, leverage and launch new ways to generate revenue and satisfy customers.   Engagement, interactions, Tweets, Likes, and earned media all count.  In 2011, it’s more about measuring the true value of social media.   Advice:  ROI?  R.E.M.

Is Your Business Worth An Extra Hour Per Week? 5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Blog

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As a business owner, do I really have time to blog?  I’m a business owner too, and I realize that we are already pressed to our limits for time.  We are responsible for everything, including finding new business, working with our existing customers, interfacing with suppliers, running our books, and infinitely more.  So, you ask, how important could blogging really be for my business?