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The Secret Sauce of Online Community Building

Spin Sucks

Everyone always wants to know what is the secret sauce to building a community. built a community. Building Community. wanted community. Back to Mitch Joel …I read a blog post he wrote about community. He said (I’m paraphrasing) that you don’t have a community until people begin talking to one another without your participation. Seriously.

Are Bloggers Community Managers?

Spin Sucks

Are all bloggers also community managers? Jayme Soulati , in suggesting this topic , wondered if ignorance regarding community management might explain some blog failures. Because this post began as a comments-section Q&A, we’ll continue it in the same vein: What Is Community Management? Are Bloggers Community Managers? Schedule community events and Ustream chats.

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. Get my Internet Marketing newsletter , buy my book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web , and subscribe to the Techipedia RSS feed. You can follow Tim on Twitter or on Facebook.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Expert Community Manager with the Focus Expert Network, a network of thousands of leading business and technology experts who answer questions and post thought leadership content. Connie is the Community Strategist for the Alterian (formerly Techrigy) SM2 social media monitoring platform. She’s active in local community and business organizations as well as social media. aaker.

Building Your Online Community

Spin Sucks

One of the questions he asked me is what new bloggers can do to find and attract readers and build community. He has a seriously engaged community. always say social media, and building a community in general, is all about stroking other people’s egos and scratching their backs. Building Your Online Community originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 5, 2011.

“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

about what the difference is between “community manager&# and “social media manager?&# Or whether the two terms are synonymous? know I am – and I am both a community manager and a social media manager! Likewise, a lot of job seekers who want to “do&# social media for a company are thinking that they want to go into community management. Are you confused.

Community Management 101


The association I work for is making the leap many associations have already made: launching a members-only community platform. It’s exciting and something I, as the association’s online community & social media manager, will obviously be intimately involved with. FeverBee — Good, frequently updated blog that addresses community management issues in detail.

Building Community with MarketMeSuite

Spin Sucks

spent some time getting to know some of the features and experimenting with it for Spin Sucks Pro as a tool to help build community. If we break it down in terms of building community, it would look something like this: Listen. From my perspective, what really differentiates MarketMeSuite, is their community. What are you using to build and manage your community? Engage.

Online Communities: What Consumers Want, What Brands Don’t Deliver


The fun facts, random questions, and product advertisements all keep the consumers coming back to the brand and builds the community, but if and only if you sprinkle in some of what they actually want. Build your community using relevance and use something you can have through an email newsletter: conversation. Not every community and following is the same.

20 Social Media Trends for Business in 2011

Dave Fleet

Tweet 20 Social Media Business Trends in 2011. Trend #12: Community management. View more presentations from Dave Fleet. One of the great things about working in the digital space right now is observing the many changes constantly occurring. This week, I had an opportunity to pull together some of the key social media trends I’m seeing for a presentation at an event in Waterloo.

Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!


Tweet Community Managers are the voice of the brand, but their role varies across companies. There are no set list of rules or guidelines which can a make a successful community, but all successful communities have a common ingredient – a good Community Manager. With a boom in social media presence of brands, the role of a Community Manager is growing.

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

Webbiquity SMM

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? Social Media 2011 Just The Stats by Reciprocate Karen Emanuelson shares research from HubSpot showing that there are 10.3

HELP NEEDED: community managers for CiviliNation Survey


We’re very interested in the work that they are doing, specifically with regards to developing education and training for community managers in facilitation and mediation , which happen to be two of the new skills we identify in our book Open Community. Are you a Community Manager? Yet if not managed properly, conflicts can also also tear a community apart.

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. Expert Community Manager with the Focus Expert Network, a network of thousands of leading business and technology experts who answer questions and post thought leadership content. What is it?

Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global  community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. The best resources can be found by looking simply around online and seeing what other brands are doing with their communities. think it is genius. G: Where is the best place to build the community?

Three Lessons On Staying Sane As a Community Manager

Spin Sucks

Part cat-herder, part social butterfly, part psychotherapist, and part janitor, the online community manager has a unique and rapidly evolving job. How can a person navigate the choppy, uncharted waters of online community management without losing her cool? Rituals Create Community Culture. All communities depend upon rituals to instill and sustain group culture.

Ten steps to building a community blog that rocks!


Ten steps to creating a community blog that rocks! Just presented this session at the Technology Conference on Wednesday (opposite an Ignite session, no less – so happy I had a nice crowd!). The ten steps are pretty simple and obvious, but I asked my group of attendees to ask questions after each one and share their own advice relative to each piece. Here are the slides for you.

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank


Community: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. She’s done a great job using social media to create a very supportive community of donors and fans, so I immediately thought of them when planning the first case study for Open Community. Jen and her Wilmington-based colleague, Jen Caslin, have been adopted by their local “plugged in” social media communities.

Using Content, Conversation, Value And Trust To Build Community


Without trust there is no “real” community. Community at work… Image Credit: STAN HONDA – AFP/Getty Images  . Community is an over-used word these days. Perhaps, it’s more accurate to say that there is a community continuum. Or perhaps – just many varietals of community. And yes, community can be monetized. People react.

How to Get the Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

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. ]. Buy my book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web , a primer to social media marketing, and subscribe to the Techipedia RSS feed. Over the last five years, hundreds of URLs have been carefully collected and selected for inclusion in this post. Like this post?

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.  It takes a community to build a community. Senior Analyst at Forrester ( @TomGrantForr ) “You don’t build a community

Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!

Social Media Citizens

Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! You can follow Jonas on Twitter , Facebook and Linkedin. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? J: For me, it was a combination of things happening in my career that stirred my path to community management. Another thing that is needed for a community to thrive is community guidelines.

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The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

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. It takes a community to build a community. Now you may wonder, “ How do we build a community? Adam L. Ranked No.

Social Media Community Management: An Interview with Kathryn Peck of EA SPORTS

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Her community outreach on behalf of Electronic Arts was amazing and her engagement with customers gives all of us lessons to live by. knew that as a community manager myself, I had to ask her about her own experiences with social media within a company that seemed to have been an early adopter of sorts in the social media community management realm. We embrace them all. 4. Online Community Revenue

Laurel Papworth

Etsy is a funky boutique of an online community, an independent online marketplace for handmade products and vintage goods where hand made jewellry, with tailor made skirts and vintage jackets live side by side with chocolates and photography. The value that Etsy provides to its shareholders and community is much, much longer-term. January 2011: Etsy’s 6.9 127 countries.

Inside the mind of a community manager


Awesome infographic from the GetSatisfaction blog.  Do you have a community manager at your association? community managers ftw! From the Trenches community managersThey might need some words of appreciation.

A Tale of Two Communities Part II –


This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger  Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at  NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book,  Open Community. Salesforce is actively running their communities with fervent involvement.  Read Part 1 here. Productive? 

Community: the simplest, concisest, most elegant definition


My friend Hugh Vandivier is a community activist, he’s an advocate of the arts and he’s a culture strategist. In a spontaneous conversation in our local coffee shop, Hubbard & Cravens, he encapsulated what community means to him. 1. The best communities have engagement – where something is given and something is received. People that makes things happen.

More Community Management Resources


Just a quick follow-up to Maggie’s post on Community Management 101. Rachel Happe of the Community Roundtable pointed us to her slide deck on “Community Management Fundamentals&# in the comments; I wanted to make sure everyone sees it. Community Management Fundamentals. View more presentations from The Community Roundtable. Thanks, Rachel!

B2B Blogging Trends 2011: Towards an Integrated Approach


You can read a summary of the trends and their thoughts and tips in the B2B Blogging Trends 2011 white paper. B2B Blogging Trends 2011. In many organizations, blogs are still seen as almost separate entities. Several other organizations have no blog at all. included). Should a company blog? Should employees blog? There are no “musts” in business. They should be obvious by now.

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HootSuite Talks to Spanish Speaking Community


On April 21, 2011 there are several websites down. Among the affected are  HootSuite, Reddit, Foursquare and Quora. The problems appear to be caused by an issue affecting the Amazon Web Services. The company claims that are working to resolve the problem. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Relational Database Service and Amazon Elastic Beanstalk also appear to be experiencing problems.

The Many Roles of an Internal Community Manager

Social Media Strategery

When someone in the communications industry refers to a “ community manager ,&# they are usually referring to someone that can manage the online relationships for a particular brand, using tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. software , vendors and clients alike have come to realize that these communities don’t just magically appear. Yeah, that’s going to be you.

Secret Sauce for Small Business: Building Social Media Communities

Blue Focus Marketing

“Social Media Communities Empower Small Businesses&#. Twitter is an amazing place to meet interesting people and join communities.   But sometimes “ amazing &# is an understatement when it comes to Twitter relationships. Social Media Communities Create Value. Building your own community on Twitter is about creating value in terms of content and relationships.

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community,  on Facebook? Unless they go off and create an anti-community such as Dell Hell, alert the Press and continue to pursue their point of view. Something bad that had only a few views suddenly jumps to millions when you tell the online community Digg to remove information ( The Hole That Digg Dug ). Fight with them?

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Community manager Jen Lopez explains how SEOmoz increased its total Twitter followers by 250% to over 27,000 people. Hint: it helps to have a community manager. The 11 Twitter Tools and Apps I Use Every Day in 2011 by Business2Community. It has enabled revolutions in real life as well as in digital marketing. Nearly 3/4 of active Twitter users are bloggers. Twitter and SEO.

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Twitter Chats: A Doorway Between You and Your Community

Spin Sucks

They build community. They build community. And if you use social media well, it is a great way for you to build community. Have you already pre-seeded your community? When I talk about pre-seeding (not “preceding,”) your community, I don’t mean simply using a hashtag you’ve decided on. But pause awhile and give some thought to your community. The reason?

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Sites have experienced a dramatic decrease in core metrics and a dispersion of their most passionate community members. Today, the comment section provides a tool to build community engagement around a publisher. socialmedia longtailseo communities

Open Community Case Study – GoPlow


Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content. GoPlow is not only the center of their online community-building efforts, but an already profitable revenue center too. Check them out: GoPlow Community.

Your Community's Network Is Important - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Try to monitor and see who other than your immediate Community is getting to view what you Post. When your core Community Member is doing too much sharing and still no one from their network seem to join you perhaps it is time to understand that the sharing may not be so much of value. There is huge potential in the network of your Community Members; it is your task to see as to what may make the difference. Your Community Member would be having in their network people who have some similar choice. Social Media is a great platform for sharing information.

10 Things to Consider As You Move to Google+

Spin Sucks

Here we’ve spent years (in most cases) building communities on something we don’t own and guess what? This is why it’s so important to build community on a platform that you own. It means with content and building community and engaging your audiences and stroking their egos by commenting on and sharing their content. In this case: A database. Video. Access.

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