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79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those questions and many, many more in this collection of 72 fascinating social media marketing facts and stats for 2012. 70% of marketers plan to increase the number of different social platforms they use in 2012. Google+ is expected to reach 400 million users by the end of 2012. The most popular frequency for blog posting is weekly (60% of bloggers).

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

These women are executives, thought leaders, bloggers, authors and role models for younger women with an interest in technology. Next year, Cheryl and I tentatively plan to honor #Nifty50 Women and Men Writers, including bloggers, journalists, authors, and PR professionals.  As with this year, we will be asking our community to nominate their favorite leaders in this field. sacevero.

20 Social Media Blogs You Should Read in 2012

Pamorama

Here’s a list (in alphabetical order) of some great social media blogs to read in 2012. Bloggers, marketers, freelance writers, entrepreneurs, artists, small business owners, and public relations professionals will all benefit from the content here. . 9. Lipsticking (Yvonne DiVita) : Yvonne heads up a very talented group of women bloggers. world.

Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign

Waxing UnLyrical

One of the most fun projects I’ve worked on recently was Oxfam America’s (OA) International Women’s Day  (IWD) 2012 campaign. Since OA already has a robust social media presence, our task was not to add to its social media plan, but to supplement it via blogger outreach. write their own blog post to promote IWD 2012. The project. The objectives. Mashable).

Bloggers important in PR

Sherrilynne Starkie

Bloggers are increasingly important in public relations, according to a white paper published today by DWPub.  Eighty-two per cent of PR professionals work with bloggers to provide coverage for clients, while 98% find bloggers useful or invaluable. Bloggers are here to stay and the PR industry is beginning to embrace them. How Should PRs Pitch to Bloggers?

Six Things You Can Learn about Blogger Relations from Apple

Spin Sucks

But the big “secret” event is today and bloggers, far and wide, have been invited to attend. Blogger Relations. Sometimes blogger relations is a sore subject here. As a blogger and a communications professional, it’s pretty frustrating to see how my peers use blogger relations. Build some interest and excitement by teasing your bloggers.

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33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those questions and many more here in almost three dozen of the best social media tips, how-to guides, lists and reports of 2012 so far. He or she who knows everybody and everybody knows him or her”) and the sharer (“one who distributes information to the bloggers to journalists through the specialized webzines. by MarketingProfs. You want loyalty?

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23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in 33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012 So Far , posted here a few months ago, social media marketing adoption is now so widespread there’s little further question of “if” or “when” in the minds of most marketers–but many “how” and “what” questions still remain. Research] by Heidi Cohen.

Blogger relations – you’re doing it wrong

Dave Fleet

Sent : Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 3:02 AM. At least I was in the “to” line, but there was no effort whatsoever to address me personally – even a “Dear Blogger”, which still triggers the “delete” button for me, would be a step up from this. blogger relations communications pitching pr public relationsHere’s how it read: From : [.]

Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

SocMed Sean

Blogger’s block sucks more. Blogger’s block, on the other hand, is a bit more challenging. And for me, blogger’s block occurs when I not only can’t write on my own blog, but often stops me from being able to do all the other activities that come with blogging. Frustrated courtesy of M artinaK15 on Flickr via Creative Commons Writer’s block sucks.

Two Examples of What NOT to Do When Asking Influential Bloggers For a Link

Idaconcpts

Editorial in-content links, the most valuable kind of links today, are impossible to get without contacting people; even if you have a few friends among influential bloggers in your niche that you can ask for a favor to guest post on their blog or just to insert an anchor text link to the existing post, eventually you will run out of them, and new backlinks will be waiting to be made.

Top tips for bloggers and brands

Sherrilynne Starkie

Bloggers too, are being taken seriously as true influencers by marketers and are being courted by brands and the PR agencies that represent them. Here are some tips for new bloggers to help get the best out of brand relationships: Seattle-area Blogger Meetup Group Photo (2) (Photo credit: Chris Pirillo). Should the blogger tweet throughout the event? Related articles.

How To Start A Blog In 2012

Twist Image

Starting a Blog in 2012 is a little bit more complex. How to start a Blog in 2012: Choose the right platform. would argue that if you want to start a Blog in 2012, start with reading. blogger. Starting a Blog is easy. There's a Blog about anything and everything out there, right now. It's hard for someone considering a Blog to come up with a new and/or different angle. The topic can be as obscure as your brain can fathom, and odds are that a Blog covering that exact topic already exists. The default choice for a great Blogging platform is WordPress. Design matters.

2012 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers

Kikolani

Without further ado, here are some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for bloggers and online marketers for 2012. Try out these providers that get rave reviews from bloggers. You're reading 2012 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers , originally posted on Kikolani and copyrighted by Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger.

2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter

Blue Focus Marketing

week ago, Tom announced the 2012 #Nifty50 Women on his Webbiquity blog , and now I am pleased to announce the winning 2012 #Nifty50 Men. Coming next year , Tom and I will be honoring #Nifty50 Women and Men Writers, to include bloggers, journalists, authors and PR professionals. 22nd, bloggers from around the world take over New York City. Chris Adams – @chrishadams.

Guest Bloggers Wanted

Ari Herzog

Please continue reading Guest Bloggers Wanted and leave a comment if inspired. You used to read guest blog posts every Friday. Veteran and amateur writers sent me proposals and I worked with them to publish articles that inspired you to read, comment, like, and share. Among the more popular: How Social Networking Makes Us Less Social by Christopher Roberts. Why Klout Matters by Tammi Kibler.

4 Low Cost Online Marketing Strategies For 2012

Small Business Mavericks

Mom and dad bloggers are the hidden gem of the online world – used to effect, they can be powerful allies but take care, abused, they make even more powerful enemies, and their influence is very strong. Yes, there are a lot of blogs already on the Internet, but that doesn’t mean that yours is going to go unnoticed.  By building a network through other bloggers, forums, and social media, you can quickly build a loyal following. If your business has an online presence then you are now in a very competitive market.

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20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012

ProBlogger

As Michael Stelzner said at Blogworld, “You’re not a blogger, you’re a publisher!”. He had a popular blog, Free Pursuits, but focused on creating a legacy rather then  just  being a blogger. He Some of the best discussions of 2010 came from his blog and I believe that the Million Dollar Blog Project will result in a few more bloggers to watch. Enjoy! Maria Popova.

How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing

blog.eladgil.com

Wednesday, January 4, 2012. How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing. The most interesting wave hitting the social web in 2012 is social curation. Blogger (launched in 1999) and other early social media sites were longer form blogs. Summary: 2012 Will Be The Year of Curated Sets. January 10, 2012 6:40 PM.

Meet Imogen: A Fake Wannabe Guest Blogger

Ari Herzog

Please continue reading Meet Imogen: A Fake Wannabe Guest Blogger and leave a comment if inspired. Related articles you may enjoy: Meet Everett Bogue: A Blogger Who Only Wants Blog Readers Who Tweet Because Everyone Else is a Low-life. The Downfall of the Inconsistent Blogger. On the heels of my popular advice why some people suck at emailing me requests to publish their guest blog posts, I received a message with the following subject line: Professional Copywriting for Sci Fi Talk. Alas, no. Very best, Imogen. But, red flags were raised. want you to write for me.

28 (of the) Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2012 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those and many more questions here in more than two dozen of the best Twitter how-to guides, resources, tools and reviews of 2012 so far. ” For the slightly less ambitious or technical, try Blogger LinkUp. The Top 20 Twitter Clients being Used in 2012 by WindMill Networking. Twitter isn’t just for the birds anymore. According to recent social media research , Twitter now has more than 165 million users, and is attracting nearly a million new users each day. Twitterers collectively post a billion tweets every three days. ” WTF? Tweasier.

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Three Most Important Content Marketing Lessons of 2012

Firebelly

Now that Google has rolled out AuthorRank, and is starting to place a “trust score” (my term, not an official one) on bloggers and writers, you’re going to start having your content boosted or dinged based on your AuthorRank. This year has been one of major upheaval after another for content marketers. You Need to be a Good Writer. If the rates are high, your rank is high.

Social Media Course – $176 – 13 June 2012 Sydney with @InforumGroup

Laurel Papworth

Social Media Training June 2012. Wednesday 13 June 2012, 2pm-6pm. Did you know you can measure the influence of a blogger or Twitter? She was named in 2012 by Forbes magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, and Marketing Magazine named her “Head of Industry, Social Media.” social media 2012 Course Education Facebook June Sydney Training Twitter worksho

Bloggers Unite! A 10-Point Guide for Blogger Collaboration

Convince & Convert

Here’s a blogger collaboration guide to get you started: Note: If you’re already doing some blogger collaboration, check your activity against this list. Click to read more » Blogging and Content Creation andy crestodina blogger collaboration blogging content creation social networkingWeb marketing isn’t a solo endeavor. How many of these ten points have you got covered?

2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

It’s that time again, time to bring all of my 2012 social media comic strips, cartoons and humorous graphics into one single post. In case you were wondering, my favorite comic that I created this year was the “Truth” In Social Media that questioned whether bloggers should strive to be first to report information or should work to be accurate in their information.

Bloggers: Would You Rather Be First Or Right?

SocMed Sean

To all my blogger friends, I would love to hear opinions on whether it is more responsible for us to be right vs. first when reporting information. Is speculation okay? Is it useful? To add to this, do journalistic tenets of ethics, source validation, etc… apply to blogging? So, can we just apply the same tenets of journalism to blogging? Cheers! Digg this! Email this to a friend?

Kmart Halloween Campaign Combines Social Media, Mommy Bloggers, Live Video — and Breaks A World Record

The Realtime Report

Mommy bloggers were invited to view the event live, and it was streamed live on UStream. Social Media Campaigns #kmartworldrecord costumes Draftfcb Halloween Kmart mommy bloggers Monternez "Monty" Rezell UstreamThe effort saw Rezell reach his goal of breaking the Guinness World Record for number of costume changes. What do you think?

Top 10 Public Relations Blunders for 2012

Bill Hartzer

So, here is this year’s list, the top ten public relations blunders of 2012. With 2012 marking its 100 th anniversary, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) should have enjoyed a banner year. I always look forward to the end of the year. Every year Fineman PR puts out their list of the top public relations blunders. I’ve posted this for the past few years. Photo courtesy Inforum Blog. 1.

9 Social Media Tools Every Blogger Needs To Know About

Kikolani

As a blogger, you have to wear several different hats, from creating good quality blog post to trying to spread the word for your blog and connecting with others. From my own personal experience, here are the top 9 social media tools every blogger needs to know about. Often the most popular bloggers are also the most influential on social media sites. Addict-o-matic. Dropbox.

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Basic SEO for Bloggers

Kikolani

If it doesn’t apply to the content… remove it! I’m always impressed by bloggers who can relate their posts to seemingly irrelevant images, like Dan Schure’s post in SEOmoz. 5. The best bloggers I know are writing constantly. This is a guest post by Derek Mabie. Most of us understand how to search online. Search Engines for President. We understand how to search.

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How to Leverage the Potential of Blogger Outreach

Kikolani

Blogger outreach is reaching out to the blogger community to create a relationship that involves you having regular, constructive and mutually beneficial contact with them. What this means is that you keep communicating with bloggers regularly and don’t just get in touch with them, when you want a guest blog to be posted. What is Blogger Outreach? Blog Directories.

Top 10 Guest Blog Posts of the First Half of 2012

Spin Sucks

Our guest bloggers create about 30 percent of the content on the blog, and we love having you because we get to showcase some of the great talent within our community (cough, with a few exceptions, cough). The Top 10 Guest Blogs on Spin Sucks for 2012. 2012 Ma rketing: Five Ways to Power it Up  by  Mana Ionescu  (January 2). Today’s guest post is written by Lisa Gerber. .

12 Random Acts of Social Media Kindness Campaigns: World Kindness Week 2012 RAK

Laurel Papworth

billion people on Facebook,  it’s usually easier to influence through tastemakers hence inviting bloggers on press junkets and Twitterati to launch parties. The best social media campaigns in communities and social networks often arise out of Rituals (Christmas, Football Grand Finals) or Rites of Passage (Weddings, Births). Twelve actually. Rather than deal with everyone ie. Literally.

7 SEO Principles Bloggers Must Remember

Convince & Convert

Most bloggers want their articles to rank on Google, as well as their home page (especially when searching for their name), but probably don’t need “About Me” or “Contact Me” to rank. Clients include Fortune 500 companies and major local corporations. 7 SEO Principles Bloggers Must Remember is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting.

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#LoveCapeTown Campaign Shakes Up “Fam” Trip With Crowdsourced Tips for Travel Bloggers

The Realtime Report

Cape Town Tourism’s most recent marketing initiative used a clever combination of travel blogging, crowdsourcing and social media to draw attention to the city, ranked 23rd among the top 25 travel destinations worldwide in TripAdvisor’s  2012 list of Traveler’s Choice Destinations. Keith Jenkins (@velvetescape) August 4, 2012. billion the city invested to welcome over 1.5

How My Guinea Pigs Became Famous Guest Bloggers

Waxing UnLyrical

But I also make sure I promote other bloggers, and participate without posting any links. When you’re just starting a blog, chances are there’s another blogger out there who writes on the same topic as you do and already gets tons of traffic. You just read How My Guinea Pigs Became Famous Guest Bloggers , originally posted on Waxing UnLyrical , published by Shonali Burke.

6 Tools That Help Bloggers Manage and Monitor Their Online Reputation

Kikolani

As a blogger, your name stands for the quality and authenticity of your posts, apart from your personal and professional interest in having a “clean and positive” online reputation. You're reading 6 Tools That Help Bloggers Manage and Monitor Their Online Reputation , originally posted on Kikolani and copyrighted by Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger.