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The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 41 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women of technology on Twitter for 2012. She also hosts the talent chat (#TChat) on Twitter Wednesdays from 7-8pm eastern time. ” She was named B2B Magazine’s 2012 Digital Marketer of Year. There you have it, the #Nifty50 Women of Twitter for 2012. Stacey Acevero.

Social Media Takes Gold at the London 2012 Olympics

Puzzle Marketer

For the London 2012 Olympics, the organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recognized that people want to receive their event news in different ways. For the London 2012 Olympics, the IOC created a website to become the hub of all digital media. That has changed with London hosting the games and embracing it by creating an account for every event. They’re a UK financial solutions provider Credit Season and they put together an infographic showing the rising cost and economic growth resulting from hosting the games. INFOGRAPHIC].

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. How to Train Employees to Manage Social Media [infographic] by WordPress Hosting SEO. However, as the posts and articles highlighted below show, plenty of questions remain, such as how much should we budget for social media?

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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. So, without further ado, here are the 2012 #Nifty50 Men, each of whom has represented the technology world on Twitter with class, dedication and integrity. The size of the company or the number of people it employed did not matter. Jeffrey L.

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. Do the hard work of figuring out if a hosted solution is best for you. would argue that if you want to start a Blog in 2012, start with reading. 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. Design matters.

Who Is Your Host Neighbor?

Small Business Mavericks

Web hosting is a necessity for online marketing. One of the important factors to consider when setting up a hosting account is who your neighbors are. This is important because if you get put on a server that is a bad neighborhood – several of your hosting neighbors are spammers – then you could get a bad reputation by association. Your choice of hosting companies has a lot to do with that reputation. Most hosting companies offer a cheap hosting plan where you share server space with other customers. But they aren’t perfect.

20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As the fourth-largest social network, and the fastest growing in 2012 , Twitter has emerged as a serious platform for business professionals to share breaking news, promote thought-leadership content, and engage with customers, prospects, peers and industry influencers. Find the answers to those questions and many others here in 20 of the best Twitter guides, tools and reviews of 2012.

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102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

This post, along with 79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012 and 87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012 previously published here, provide a solid foundation for that understanding. Just 4% of marketers said their companies were “very effective” at measuring social marketing in 2012. WordPress Hosting SEO ). years.

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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. Web Hosting. Hate your web hosting service? HostGator – Huge discounts including 50% off web hosting and $1.95 domain name registration (when purchased with web hosting) starting at midnight CST on the 23rd until 11:59PM CST. Courses.

Seven Tips for Preparing for a Broadcast Interview

Spin Sucks

Last month I was interviewed on a CBS affiliate’s public affairs program about the viral success of the Kony 2012 video. According to the Wall Street Journal , The Kony 2012 video has set the mark as the fastest spreading viral video ever. My problem was on the day  Kony 2012 was released, I was traveling to California with my younger son. You Want Me? Not My Client?

25 of the Best Web Presence Optimization Guides of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Go Alexa Pro and improve your SEO by WordPress Hosting SEO. WPO is the overarching term and concept that these writers are searching for to describe the significant and undeniable changes that have taken place in the search landscape over the past 12-18 months. PR, social media, and the production of fresh, high-quality content are vital for maximizing search engine visibility. Get Excited.

9 Tips for a Successful Webinar Event

Idaconcpts

Depending on its content, you may even consider hosting a webinar-for-profit. However, even the best content won’t make up for bad hosting. Below is a list of practices to help you successfully host your own webinar. Along with advice from friends and associates, these are things that I’ve learned through trial and error when hosting webinars. Send two reminders.

UK Teen Troll and Australian Radio Host – Social Media vs Traditional

Laurel Papworth

Compare these two situations: A UK Teen is arrested for making comments about an Olympian diver’s (Tom Daly) father’s death on Twitter and a lauded Australian Radio Host is lauded for making comments in front of Uni students about our Prime Minister’s father’s death. Where Henry Woo (@DrHenryWoo) September 29, 2012. From the media. StopTheMedia #TrollMedia.

Five Tips for Holding a Twitter Chat that Doesn’t Suck

Spin Sucks

Because chats are your golden opportunity to share your expertise and knowledge, you want to host one that doesn’t fall flat and send participants fleeing from their computers.   . Google Docs hosts a spreadsheet where you can search for chats based on specific topics. Avoid hosting it at the same time as other chats with similar topics so your target audience can participate!

Facebook Lags Behind Pinterest in Social Shopping Engagement

Pamorama

Social Media Consumer Electronic commerce engagement Facebook Facebook Users Image Hosting Lag Like Button Online Consumer Online Shopping Photo Sharing Pinterest Recent Report Social Shopping Software User Report UsersPinterest is superior to Facebook at stimulating conversations about consumer products. According to a recent report from BizRate Insights, Pinterest is better at inspiring and driving purchases than Facebook — 69% of online consumers who visit the social network have found an item they’ve bought or wanted to buy, while only 40% of Facebook users [.].

Social Media: The New Olympic Sport

Spin Sucks

With this medium moving at warp speed in popularity since the 2008 Beijing Games, and gaining considerable speed during Vancouver 2010, industry veterans knew that Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest would have their own podium finishes at London 2012. host broadcaster ; Crazed fans have used Twitter to threaten competitors ; U.S. Today’s guest post is written by  Elissa Freeman.

The Top 5 Challenges for Digital Brands in 2012

Direct Marketing Observations

Last week in a very thought provoking Tweetchat hosted by Lisa Petrilli , the discussion, though swirling around how an introvert uses social media, somehow segued into driving website traffic. But then I started to think about 2012 and the challenges that most brands will face and thus the basis for this post was born: The challenges for a digital marketer or a digital brand in 2012. What are they specifically as it pertains to the web? 1) Driving traffic -  The challenge in 2011 is the same in 2012. Marketers and brands will need to land the plane in 2012.

How LinkedIn Endorsements Can Work for Your Small Business

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

You can also find your peers (or mentors) by doing a LinkedIn Advanced People Search by title, company size and a whole host of other facets.”. This is a guest post by Sarah Levy. If you’re not already familiar with and using LinkedIn, you’re missing out on a great [small] business tool. The data reveals that there are more than 15.2 Let them know!”. Spread the word about your business.

How To Organize A Brand Hackathon (And Why) – Interview With Betabrand’s Chris Lindland

The Realtime Report

This led to a series of email exchanges with Betabrand founder and CEO Chris Lindland, who pointed me to a number of other campaigns the brand has done–some of which were created at a series of hackathons that Betabrand hosted this year. And hosting your own brand hackathon is a brilliant way to find out just how far your brand can go if you let them have the controls.

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

SocMed Sean

If you operate in a regulated industry such as pharmaceutical, tobacco, alcohol, finance, insurance, or a host of others… it would be a good idea to find a professional who has significant experience in your industry and understands any limitations or restrictions. 3) What are my competitors doing? Will you provide me with links to your accounts? Pretty self-explanatory. Probably not.

Five Takeaways from the 2012 State of Community Management Report

Jeff Esposito

The 2012 State of Community Management report is a good read overall but had five underlying themes that really stood out to me. Facebook, blogs, forums and company-hosted communities are great and vary in price and user experience, but none of them really matter unless you have users willing to cohabitate in a community around a company’s brand. 2012 State of Community Management.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Sign up right now at a totally reduced cost for 2012 for a limited time. It’s my birthday and I have some great news! In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. And I did. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. Do an audit to find out. Have a look.

Google to Retire Hosted Domains Product within AdSense

Bill Hartzer

Google has decided to retire the “hosted domains” product that they have through the Google AdSense program. According to an email directly from the Google AdSense team, they have evaluated the benefits of their partner network and decided to retire the Hosted Domains program with Google AdSense. After evaluating the benefits of our partner network, we’ve decided to retire the Hosted domains product within AdSense. April 18: Hosted domains will become inactive and it’ll no longer be possible to earn from them. Here is a copy of the email from Google.

6 Reasons a Blog Should be the Center of Any Social Content Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

And presuming that blog is hosted on your company domain (e.g. Despite the many business benefits of blogging , it remains an underutilized tactic. Recent research shows that only 37% of the Inc. 500 fastest-growing companies and just 35% of the Fortune 100 enterprises maintain blogs. Search engine optimization (SEO). Fresh content. Flexibility. Ownership. Leads.

21 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Tools and Rants of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to these questions and many others here in more than 20 of the best Facebook guides, tactics, observations, tools, stats and rants of 2012 thus far. Dennis Yu provides an outstanding set of techniques to use in various circumstances, such as when you hosting an event, promoting a video, or if your customers are other businesses: “If you know the names of the actual companies you’d like to have as clients, include them in the your list of workplace targets. So what are the best tactics for marketing and advertising on Facebook? Facebook Apps and Tools.

Generation Y – Reinventing the Way We Communicate

SocialFish

This virtual page not only hosts a multitude of content, but promotes end-user engagement.  It provides your members with 24/7 access to resources, late-breaking updates, and allows for collaboration.  Whether our predecessors (or even us!) like it or not, this method of communication is no longer a trend, but a solid means of interaction. We are extremely adaptable. Interaction is key! 

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3 Common Facebook Ad Mistakes Everyone is Making

Convince & Convert

Check out Advanced Facebook Ads 2012 , featuring speakers like Jay Baer, Chris Penn, Justin Kistner, Marty Weintraub, Vitrue, Buddy Media, Wildfire and more. They're hosting Advanced Facebook Ads , a virtual event and the first Facebook Advertising Conference. Facebook ads are a very powerful tool. We just don’t quite know what we are doing yet. Targeting Non-Fans. never have.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Supermoon 2012

Kikolani

Steps to Hosting Successful Twitter Chats: Your Ultimate Guide – Twitter chat guide: what you need to start a twitter chat event, create a plan, checklist, promotions, analytics and archiving. And this week, he outdid himself by getting this amazing shot of Supermoon 2012 which was featured on Mashable ! The Resources Mashup. Blogging / Writing. Business / Career. Freelancing.

Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

Spin Sucks

Those are the days I find one or two readers is asking as host (without my asking) and baiting people into conversation. Earlier this year, I traveled to Norway to share a stage with Mitch Joel , Valeria Maltoni , Chris Brogan , and Maggie Fox. During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. You see, he writes to write. Is it Scientific?

The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today

Unspoken

BRITT MICHAELIAN Community builder, radio host, author, entrepreneur & mom who loves to help you succeed in business & life. AARON KILBY SVP of Marketing & Creative Services at @ FE_Agency , Founder and Host of # mediachat and major coffee addict! BRUCE SALLAN Dad, writer, radio host, founder of # DadCh at. Author The Introvert's Guide to Success, # LeadershipChat co-Host. Partner @ 12Most & Co-host # MyBookClub. FriFotos , # TTOT co-host. And that brought me back to an idea I’ve been tossing around for a few months. 3rd gen!)

Marketing in the Round is Here!

Spin Sucks

From 12:00-1:00 CT today , we are hosting a virtual book launch or, what Mr. D. Our friends at Radian6 are hosting on Thursday at 1:00 CT for free. Last May, I was in New York for BlogWorld and I met Geoff Livingston , for the first time in person, to discuss writing a book together. It was a sunny day and we stopped for bruschetta and wine while we discussed this crazy idea. Buy it.

20 Ways to Cultivate Brand Unawareness in Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you tell your Facebook fans you’ll host weekly Q&A sessions on your page, don’t stop after one week. This is a guest post by Brad Shorr. Many businesses use social media to promote brand awareness, and it can be quite effective. Unfortunately, for every social marketer who succeeds in driving brand awareness, there are ten more who drive people away from their brands. Overfeeding.

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Webinars in 2012 ? Where are They Going?

SocialFish

Some essential modifications to accommodate the changes in 2012 include: The Implementation of Social Learning. It is estimated that roughly 90% of webinar hosts still prefer to keep the chat area accessible only to presenters. This is a trend that will be changing in 2012. In 2012, there will be significant changes in the use and design of webinar programs.

5 Good Ideas for News Media Facebook Pages

Adam Sherk

It’s a good fit for broadcast too, as local news stations often share user comments from their Facebook pages (and Twitter) on the air. 4) Host Live Chats. What are news organizations doing to increase user activity and engagement on their Facebook pages? Here are five good ideas for news media Facebook pages: 1) Use Geotargeting. But it is good to experiment. What Else? Social Media

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6 Strategies for Increasing Fan Engagement on Facebook (Wildfire Research)

The Realtime Report

The full report  (free, registration required) is packed with more data and tips, and Wildfire is also hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, August 8th to discuss the results. The data is based on an analysis of 10,000 social marketing campaigns that ran on Facebook over the past 9 months. On average, only 17% of fans share a brand’s campaign with friends and family.

How to Create and Host a Blog Carnival

ProBlogger

Host a blog carnival : a roundup of timely posts from other bloggers, concentrating on a particular area of interest. My blog, Control Your Cash , hosts the weekly Carnival of Wealth. In other words, hosting a carnival means something for everyone. Simple courtesy dictates that anyone who submits to a carnival should offer a reciprocal link, but even the promise of a unilateral link is enough to attract other bloggers and help a carnival grow. (If you’re wondering, I had originally offered to host the Carnival of Wealth once a month. respite from research for me.

2012 in Recap: The Year of Visual Social Media

Mindjumpers

But 2012 was also characterised by being the year when visual content came into focus, as Sara predicted. In 2012, the photo sharing platform Instagram became immensely popular, which proved that users are increasingly visually focused. Throughout 2012, online video once again proved to be a powerful tool to enhance brand identity visually. Facebook Timeline.

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

Webbiquity SMM

best fan photo of something specified), highlighting a “fan of the month,” post product reviews, host a panel chat, and offer fans-only coupons. ” Facebook will Turn Off all FBML on June 01, 2012. As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google.

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The Use of Animation in Digital Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

They have a whole host of amazing web videos that explain their various products and it all started with an introductory video that explained the basics of cloud computing. This is a guest post by Manroop Takhar. It’s pretty clear from the buzz around them that this is the year of the web video. You’ve probably seen statistics claiming as much. Animation and apps go hand in hand. million.

5 Big Hosting Mistakes Bloggers Don’t Know They’re Making

ProBlogger

But what a lot of bloggers seem to forget is that our blog hosting setup is an extremely crucial piece in the puzzle. Setting up on a free host instead of your own. I’ve talked about this a lot on my blog and so have writers here on ProBlogger but it is a mistake that many new bloggers continue to make. Not choosing a host with live support. And things often go wrong.

Five Easy Ways to Use Google+

Spin Sucks

The co-hosts, Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson , invited four guests to record – both audio and video – their weekly podcast While they already have a significant following through iTunes , providing video opened up an entirely different  audience segment – those who prefer to watch video vs. listen. Was this an answer to Facebook? But it’s not a social network. Not really.

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Among the 12 best Twitter chats chosen here by Daniel Newman are Blogchat, hosted by Mack Collier ; GetRealChat, moderated by the exuberant Pam Moore ; and LeadershipChat, hosted by my fellow Lebronian Lisa Petrilli and Steve Woodruff. It has enabled revolutions in real life as well as in digital marketing. Nearly 3/4 of active Twitter users are bloggers. More than 80% of U.S.

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SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

SocMed Sean

Potential prospect is entered into Salesforce.com as a prospec Company users Buddy Media dashboard to deliver helpful/useful content (not marketing materials) to the prospective customer via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or a host of other channels. No…I haven’t gone off the radar. What this signals is that Salesforce is serious about social media. Cheers!