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50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. 19 Social Media Best Practices [VIDEO] by Social Media Explorer. Mark Smiciklas presents his “infographic inspired list of 19 social media best practices&# in this entertaining and creative four-minute video. What to do?

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. New Edition of the Ranking Factors for 2011 is Now Live !: Publishing videos? It’s my birthday and I have some great news! And I did.

Got video?


Enter the YouTube DooGooder Nonprofit Video Awards ! You could win a $2500 (provided by the Case Foundation), have your video on the YouTube Homepage (just think of the traffic…!!) This year, for the first time, in addition to awards for Best Small, Medium, and Large nonprofit organization videos, there is also a Best Thrifty Video category for videos produced for under $500.

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The Top 3 ‘Big Ones’ in Social Media 2011


Tweet Closing in on the end of 2011, I have listed the three big “events” that in my opinion have lead to important development within the field of social media. If you have been following f8 for the last few years, I think you will have to agree that the announcements of the 2011 conference were the biggest in years. 2011 was the year when Page took over as CEO at Google.

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Producing Business Videos: Shooting, Editing, and Embedding

Spin Sucks

This week’s question comes from Christina Pappas , the author of The Content Cocktail , about producing videos and how I do them. She asks: So here is my question for you (and if its been answered, then please point me to the link) and it’s regarding video. So you are creating these videos for Facebook Question of the Week and believe you use a Flip camera but how?

A Tale of 2 Vatican Videos

Ari Herzog

It is intriguing to compare two videos marking the papal tweet. The first video shown here is the official piece from the Vatican’s YouTube channel. The second video also shows the papal event but is live in Latin and contains no English. If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit A Tale of 2 Vatican Videos in your browser. Media Youtub

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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. Now, along with Tom Pick ( @TomPick ) and myself, we would like to introduce the recipients of the 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Award.

How to Hack Video Screens on Times Square


Want to hack video screens? A hacker claims that he was able hack video screens around New York’s Times Square using his iPhone, a transmitter, and a video repeater. Watch the video below. There’s an app for that! Via What do you think: real or fake? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Stumble upon something good?

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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. Now, along with Tom Pick ( @TomPick ) and myself, we would like to introduce the recipients of the 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Award.

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Deconstructing Your Social Business Plan For 2011

    Posted by David Armano on Sunday, January 02, 2011 in Social Business | Permalink Reblog (0) | | Digg This | Save to | | Comments Deconstructing Your Social Business Plan For 2011 It's 2011 and as you gear up for planning initiatives for the new year, it's the best time ever to take a step back and think about what needs to be done before you take action.

How Carlsberg’s Bikers Video Went Viral


Tweet If you are into watching videos online, you have probably seen Carlsberg’s bikers cinema stunt video that took place in Brussels, Belgium. Ever since the video came out last month, it has been going viral and are now charted among the most seen viral videos at the moment. Why did the video go viral? Hit the lottery. Results.

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Chatroulette Love Song – Going Viral [Video]


In the beginning we often saw, simple fun spoke videos or naked people scarring the crap out of one suddenly watching, not the most intelligent and well prepared and organized stuff. Social Media chatroulette love song Old Spice romance video serenade Viral marketing Viral video YoutubeAll with a band in the back ground that keeps growing in members.

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How To Promote Your Business In 2011 | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

3 Ways A Blog Helps You SEO-Wise » How To Promote Your Business In 2011 When it comes to promoting a small business, you have to prepare for changes. Here are some of the most effective strategies for promoting a business in 2011. About Us What’s a Maverick? Marketing today is a far cry different than it was in 1950, or 1980, or even in 2000. Update your blog daily.

Who will win the video app wars?

Janet Fouts

We all know video is wildly popular across the board and people love the experience of sharing their life experiences with others in real time.When Meerkat launched in March it got a huge bump from social media marketers who created live video in real time from the South by Southwest conference. Now, these are not the first to do live video streaming. link] />. JoelComm.

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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?

Social Video-some interesting facts

Proactive Report

Online PR Social Media Tools online PR social media strategy videoRead the full press release about the study.

A Look at Social Video’s Big, Bright (and Somewhat Uncertain) Future

SocialTimes Facebook

Now, it stands at the forefront of a video revolution. Facebook isn’t the only social platform in the live video race. Most are locked in through 2022 as a result of negotiations that happened in 2010 and 2011, when Facebook didn’t have video and Netflix was only testing digital streaming. In the fragmented world of video consumption, sports viewership seems to be the only steady programming for the cable industry, as most entertainment and news content is available elsewhere. Facebook has done it again–at least, it’s about to.

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


Tap into video and images. Somewhere out there is a video of us accepting our prizes – I’d be curious to see it! Believe it or not, I am an introvert (specifically an INFJ ) and have a huge fear of speaking or doing just about anything that involves me being recorded on audio or video. I also have some interviews and plans to do video & screencasting.

5 Simple SEO Tips To Optimize B2B Video

PWB Marketing Blog

Powerpoint presentations, Adobe pdf’s, photographs, news stories, blogs, videos, and other online content are now shown in search results – making it Universal. If your business puts video online, make sure it’s optimized for search engines. The best thing you can do for your videos is to put them on YouTube. In fact, Corning’s video has gone viral with over 15 million views.

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Facebook For Business Tip #7: Facebook Video


Video can be a great part of an online marketing mix. Many people upload and share YouTube videos, but there are also advantages to Facebook Video as well. Note: I would not recommend using Facebook Video instead of YouTube. Facebook videos can be embedded into your blog or website. Facebook provides more thumbnail image options for your video.

Video: Thoughts on Social CRM for Small Businesses

Dave Fleet

So, when Lauren Carlson drew my attention to a video interview she conducted with Marshall Lager from Third Idea Consulting - a well-known name in the field – at the CRM Evolution conference, it caught my attention. Tweet. Social CRM is a hot topic right now. In fact, I’m in the middle of reading a book on social CRM right now ( The Social Customer , by Adam Metz ). Tweet.

Gin and Topics: Videos Galore!

Spin Sucks

But, my point is that a couple of the videos in Gin and Topics today are from this conference and, because I’m on a video kick lately, I thought I’d include them. Lady Gaga was visiting the Google offices and they created this video to welcome her. eHarmony Video Bio. Tony Awards 2011. Molli Megasko posted this video on our Facebook wall yesterday.

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8 Observations from Internet Week New York 2011


Last week, I visited the Internet Week 2011 in New York. Video & UGC , the “traditional” video sites like, are having less and less user generated video content – today more than 70% is editorial content. ? , is a very interesting new social network, leveraging conversations between friends through video. Tweet.

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The Power of Video & Telling Stories


Video URL: [link] ]. Stories give our lives meaning. It is our stories that connect us as individuals to our communities and the world. Here’s one of my stories and how I relate to my community. Over the past few years, I’ve made a series of short films as part of what I call the The Emotion Project. No script. We do some prep, free style it and find the story in post. Watch.

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Mix of Social Media Trends 2011

Digital Influence Mapping Project Home About John Speaking & Events Papers Contact Archives Links Useful Tools December 28, 2010 My Mix of Social Media Trends 2011 It's trendy to write a "trends" post at the end of the year. 2011 will be a big year for brands who have gotten serious in social media. " What will this "benefit pool" wrestle with in 2011?

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Justin Garrison details tools that can be used “to migrate pictures, videos, and friends” from Facebook to Google+ (assuming you want to connect with the same people on Google+). You use Google as your search engine, Chrome as your browser, YouTube to watch videos, and Google Reader to read blogs. Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask.

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How Long Should My YouTube Video Be?

The Social Media Incubator

Including video within your content on your blog or your website can help you show up higher in the search engine results, and helps keep your visitors engaged on your website for longer periods of time. We are the TV generation, and your visitors expect video now when searching online. CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) brands are driving nearly 20% of social video views.

10 Things to Consider As You Move to Google+

Spin Sucks

Things such as an Instagram feed of photos from work, a Tumblr blog of those photos, a podcast series of two minute segments that help your audiences, or videos that show how your product works in the real world. Video. I mention video above, but there had better be tons. 10 Things to Consider As You Move to Google+ originally appeared on Spin Sucks on July 5, 2011.

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How to Spice up Your Social Media Strategy in 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Have customers submit their own online videos or commercials for your products as a part of a contest, directly involving them in creating your next ad campaign. How to Spice up Your Social Media Strategy in 2011 is a post written by Tamar Weinberg. ]. This is a guest post by Jennifer Mattern. Is your company’s social media strategy really working? Get Real. You do. Absolutely.

39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

YouTube etiquette for 2011 by iMedia Connection. Daisy Whitney provides excellent tips for making the most of YouTube, such as paying special attention to the crucial first 15 seconds of every video you produce; entering your keywords in rank order; and uploading a custom thumbnail image for each video rather than relying on the YouTube default selection. Search and Social.

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3 Examples of Auto Insiders Using Viral Videos to Market Cars


Viral videos, in spite of hitting the ceiling for time trending, have remained relevant because they are irresistible. As a prelude to the release of the Prius plural, Toyota unveiled a snapshot of the car in a viral video of world-renowned Brazilian skater Bob Burnquist doing his thing. In the past, Toyota has been a big success with videos like the Swagger Wagon and Small Talk.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

How to Create a Facebook Business Page in 5 Simple Steps (With Video!) Anum Hussain walks through the process of setting up and launching a basic Facebook business page, from choosing a classification and completing basic information through adding features and tracking results–in both text format and a concise five-minute video. What common mistakes should marketers avoid?

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Beckham and Vergara Hit Video for Diet Pepsi


Afterwards, we saw Beckham in a video where he was kicking long balls on the beach – and that one doesn’t seem to have reached the intended purpose either. Check out the video here, and let us know what you think: Similar Posts: Chatroulette Love Song – Going Viral [Video]. Social Media commercial David Beckham Diet Pepsi Sofia Vergara Twitter Video

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The Biggest Trend in 2011? Our Continued Laziness.

Direct Marketing Observations

Did you know that as of March 2010, 24 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute? Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance video has been viewed over 328 million times since it’s release. Entertainers aside, there is a reason we like to watch videos. He never Googled anything; he never went to any other site; his entire web experience was confined to YouTube videos.

Top Twitter trends for 2011

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top 5 YouTube videos: Justin Bieber vs Lady Gaga ( Featured Social Media Twitter Betty White Facebook Online Communities Social network Viral video YouTubeThis infographic describes the top trends on Twitter last year. It’s a snapshot of popular and youth culture. Related posts: Women in social media. Betty White flogs insurance via YouTube. VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE.

McDonald’s Celebrates 30 Years in Spain With a New YouTube Video


The unusual promotional video: To capture the journey of McDonald’s during the last 30 years, the food chain has created a YouTube video. To show that it is a recap, the video plays backwards! The video is placed on their YouTube page. The video can be found on the McDonald’s Spain Youtube page. Should you watch it? Yes, of course!

Corning Creates an Impactful and Viral Video

Direct Marketing Observations

Watch this video from Corning. This is isn’t a funny video. Something to ponder the next time your company wants to create a video. I don’t think so… YouTube Corning VideoWhen I first saw it, I was amazed at what was possible with glass and then what caught my eye was the number of views-5.8 million views in less than one month. It’s not scandalous or malicious or of someone getting hurt. It’s simply about the many uses of glass.

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Even Al Qaeda Using Online Video Marketing

Small Business Mavericks

And when a simple video draws media attention as a mere mention, then you know they’re onto something. This is video marketing at its purest. I didn’t see the video. So what does this video really mean in terms of keeping Al Qaeda in the public spotlight? Video is a powerful medium. You can have much more impact with one video than you can with ten articles. If you want to be effective at online marketing , use videos, but use them intelligently. If Al Qaeda can use video to keep its message before the public eye, I know you can too.

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How to Activate Your Facebook Timeline [video]

Koka Sexton

This is gold for those of us that heard all the hype around Facebook Timeline and can’t wait to see the changes to Facebook. Here’s how it works: Facebook Timeline looks like a Tumblr blog, letting you scroll vertically through all the biggest moments in your life–maps of where you’ve been, pictures, comments, apps, and more. Read more: [link].

Why Most Social Media Departments Fail

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It’s 2011. Those who joined the social media party in 2007 are thriving; those who join in 2011 often find themselves at a complete loss. I’ve been offering services in the full realm of digital marketing, from SEO to PPC to video marketing to blogger outreach to action plans to public relations, and of course, social media. Goal Setting. What are SMART goals?