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Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing

Sprout Social

Social media marketing evolved from something only a few cutting-edge brands did to an integral piece of every company’s marketing strategy. It’s no longer a question of whether or not your brand should be on social media, but how can you best use sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to grow your business. Choosing Your Social Networks. Quick Stats 1.65

21 Social Media Marketing Tips You Can’t Live Without

Sprout Social

Are you in charge of getting your company’s social media marketing up and running? Using social media to grow your business, generate leads and build a brand may seem like a huge task, and in some ways it is. But there are steps you can follow to improve your chances of success, which will help you take advantage of everything social media has to offer.

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BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I’ve been meaning to do this braindump for a while now. I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media. paid media plan.

How to: Develop an Advanced Understanding of Social Media


Social media, as a professional endeavor, is still in its youth; has just started to think about the opposite sex, get hair in weird places, and catch wind of the Hunnic acne horde. I’m foregrounding this claim because, to some, it might seem like the glut of social media job opportunities is indicative of maturation. What are social media users?

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Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. Social Media Facts and Stats. Adam T.

Favorite Social Media Management Tools for Small Business

Convince & Convert

Although we consult primarily for large and medium-sized businesses here at Convince & Convert, we are often asked online and in speaking engagements about social media management tools for smaller businesses. If you’re thinking about adopting a social media management tool, there are several questions you should be asking yourself and your team before you dive in.

16 Social Media Podcasts to Take Your Marketing Skills to the Next Level Today

Buffer Social

In our case, that means social media podcasts ! Here’s a list of 16 top marketing podcasts, covering 3 areas of social media marketing , with some top episodes from each podcast to check out! — 10 of the Very Best Social Media Marketing Podcasts. 1. The Science of Social Media by Buffer. Social Pros by Jay Baer. and 2. Grossman.

Not Tracking Social Media ROI is Your Fault

Convince & Convert

Last week, Susan Etlinger from Altimeter Group published the Social Media ROI Cookbook. It contains significant quantities of solid thinking, and provides a useful framework of six primary ways to measure social media effectiveness. click here to view and download the Social Media ROI Cookbook on Slideshare). Is social media ROI attainable?

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Facebook Ads or Google AdWords: Which One’s for You?


Chief among the search advertising platforms is Google AdWords (Note that Google still dominates the search game with nearly two-thirds market share). On the other hand, social networks, such as Facebook, have added another dimension to display network advertising. Facebook is considered to be the social network, with nearly a billion accounts worldwide. Not many I would say.

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Interviews , Marketing , Opinion , Social Media , Websites > What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer? What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer? That said, such a broad determination means you can be a social media marketer and not know it.

Get Social Media Right: Five Things you Just Can’t Miss


There’s no doubt social media is important for businesses to engage with potential and existing customers. Social media is best used for engagement. Social media allows you to sell (without actually pushing). LinkedIn meanwhile is a great platform to establish your social presence, attract clients, employees, vendors, and even investors. hours.

Google: The search party is not over


The fact that 90% of their revenue is still based on the AdWords and AdSense business model and the web is becoming increasingly social, which Google has not been a player in. Has Google missed out entirely on the trend in social media? Social media is not going to make search irrelevant as Copeland alludes to in his article. Absolutely. don't think so.

The 12 Best Competitive Intelligence and Benchmarking Tools

Webbiquity SMM

increasing social engagement, website traffic over time, etc.) To answer the second, here are the 12 best tools for comparing your brand’s performance to your top competitors in terms of web traffic, social media brand mentions, target keywords, online advertising, organic search visibility, and other factors. ” — RazorSocial (Social Media Analytics).

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Social Media Monitoring Tools Comparison Guide

blogs, forums, social networks) and responding to relevant posts is an effective strategy for organizations looking to: understand brand perception from internal and external audiences, connect with buyer personas , increase visibility online, establish thought leadership , provide value to their online communities and become familiar with how target audiences interact online. What Next?

What’s the Secret to Monetizing Social Media?


Have you been able to make money from social media? Just like Darren Rowse of Problogger, there are people and companies out there who are turning a profit with social media. love what Gary Vaynerchuk says in this interview when asked, “How do you monetize social media?” His answer: the same way you monetize any other media. Vaynerchuk says that from newspapers to magazines, to blogs and commercials, advertising has been the backbone of social media monetization. Social media is all about conversation. Conclusion.

31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity SMM

It needs to be part of a larger, coordinated strategy encompassing owned, earned and paid media: web presence optimization (WPO). How can social, PR, SEO, and online advertising efforts be coordinated to maximize brand visibility? How can paid, owned, and earned media be harmonized to achieve business goals? Reasons Social Media Is Critical To Your SEO by Convince with Convert.

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Top 25 Blogging and Social Media Posts on Kikolani


Fetching Friday Many great posts over the last year have been from my Fetching Friday series, where I compile the best posts of the week throughout the blogosphere on a variety of topics, including blogging, social media, SEO, personal development, and more. Social Media. Learn about the benefits and ways to be more accessible on social media. Series.

Attack of the Consumer! The Many Ways Consumers Can Put You Out of Business Online

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Bad customer service will get you banned from major advertising networks, skewered in organic results, and ridiculed on social networks., for example, will list the vendor with the combination of the lowest price and the best customer reviews first in its results. Google AdWords advertisers are increasingly being held accountable for the quality of their customer service.

What Bubba Gump Shrimp Can Teach You About Social Media

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 3 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Lauren Fernandez , the head of social media for Landry’s Restaurants. Read Huge thanks to Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch. We are back on Social Pros.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Many loyal readers have checked in on the newsletter throughout 2011 to get both evergreen content , the content that typically embraces these monthly updates, in addition to something completely new, monthly digital trends  – the stuff you use for presentations and proposals, for arguing that social media and online marketing does have a firm place in today’s landscape. The

How to Promote Your Blog in 8 Seriously Easy Steps

agora pulse

Check for updates (as social media moves so fast I check the info in these before resharing). If so make a list of the social media handles for each person you mention. His recommendation was to use Google AdWords to split test them. Monitor the traffic that is coming to your site from social media before and on a regular basis after you implement your system.

22 Simple Tips to Grow Your Email List Organically


While social media marketing like Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn are getting tons of interest, email is still KING. Include Social Share Buttons: Make sure these are everywhere so people can share on their social media networks easily with one click! 8. Include ALL social sharing buttons. 9. How much more? Email? love them. Yasmin.

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Five Steps to a Social Listening Program

Spin Sucks

If you’ve seen Jay Baer speak, you’ve seen his example of a motel review on TripAdvisor that has been sitting there for YEARS talking about fear of being murdered in the motel and HIV in the mattress. Use the Google Adwords Keyword tool and determine carefully your listening topics. Social Media Social Media Strategy digital strategy lisa gerber social listening

The Reddit Marketing Guide

Spin Sucks

By Jessica Malnik I truly think there is no social media site more misunderstood and undervalued by PR pros and marketers than Reddit. There’s a subreddit for jerky ,  dog shower thoughts , many NSFW (not safe for work) examples, and my personal favorite: Find a reddit—a subreddit to find other subreddits. Reddit is nicknamed the “front page of the Internet” for a reason.

26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics

Webbiquity SMM

Indisputably the largest business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has emerged as a crucial site for professional networking, B2B marketing, hiring and job seeking. How to Use LinkedIn Powerfully: 10 Tips to Know by Social Media Today. ” How to turn LinkedIn into a relationship filter by SmartBlog on Social Media. Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile and Use.

Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Back in 2001, when Google AdWords was just launched, I remember the day that my first pay-per-click (PPC) campaign yielded the first batch of leads for the company I was working for. Posted in Advertising Behavioral Targeting Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Interactive Marketing Lead Generation Online Advertising Online Testing Testing.

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

Webbiquity SMM

It’s the fastest-growing social network ever. It’s a pain in the arse because it’s yet another social network to join. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. So what do organizations need to know about Google’s latest foray into social media? It will fundamentally change SEO.

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4 Lessons from Responsive Design for CMOs

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Developers have touch-screen-specific controls at their disposal, and customization can be achieved through injection of JavaScript, for example. For a big-box apparel retailer, for example, free shipping can prove effective in rewarding high-value customers and cultivating loyalty among a brand’s average customers. Rule #1: Don’t Become Complacent. Rule #2: Always Be Refining.

Search Traffic Declining? You’re Not Alone (and What to Do About It)

Webbiquity SMM

BuzzFeed mentions changes in behavior, greater use of social networks for content discovery, and a 52% increase in traffic from “‘Dark social,’ that netherland of direct traffic” (i.e., And if your prospective buyers are using Google less, WPO maximizes your brand’s visibility in whatever channels, media or sources they are using in its place.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Here’s how I do it : I read and review hundreds — thousands — of articles yearly, on all Internet Marketing topics from SEO to social media to general entrepreneurship (new for 2010!), also gathering intelligence via their rankings on top social sites and by stumbling upon new items in my feed reader. Social Media (and Beyond): Small Business.

25 of the Best Web Presence Optimization Guides of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

PR, social media, and the production of fresh, high-quality content are vital for maximizing search engine visibility. Online advertising doesn’t directly affect organic search, but it is a vital component of online visibility and can support social and content marketing efforts. How is the role of social media evolving in online visibility? ” Indeed!

51 Profitable SEO Niches to Dominate with Low Competition

Viper Chill

However, the dozens of near me sites I’ve investigated appear to be receiving a lot of traffic without being featured on any kind of map pack. I’ll use an authoritative site, HoursInfo, to give an example. Some examples of high rankings they have attained, along with their search volume, include: Dominos near me: 450,000 searches per month (Ranked #5). Social Media

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How 16 Companies are Dominating the World’s Google Search Results

Viper Chill

Around two weeks ago I came across a post on Reddit about Hearst Media. I was unfamiliar with Hearst Media but very familiar with the brands they own such as Esquire, Elle and Cosmopolitan. Even if the links in question are from some of the biggest media brands in the world. Here’s a few examples. Social MediaSo Why Am I Surprised? At least not to me.

Can Ads Actually Make Foursquare Better

Convince & Convert

have no reason to doubt their data, but anecdotally I see “check-in” waning, at least amongst the people I follow in social media. This makes location an element of a social behavior, rather than requiring a distinct check-in behavior to demonstrate location. This sets up the same dynamic as Google has with its AdWords. Whither the Check-In? kind of doubt it.

Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

Everyone’s all abuzz and atwitter about Plus, the new social network from a search engine company with which you might be familiar. I won’t break down all the features and how-tos and what-ifs, as other folks are better at that, including  Jason Falls and Chris Brogan. Kissing Cousins: Search and Social Media. Google Knol, for example. But enough about that.

Is Social Media BS?

Webbiquity SMM

Key point #1: Social media is a critical component of inbound marketing. Successful marketers can’t rely solely on social media or treat it as a silo, separate from other marketing activities. Key point #2: To be successful with social media, you need to change the way you do business. Social media is different, however. Fix it.

The $1,000 Facebook Guide: How I Advertise to People You Can’t…Yet

Viper Chill

Here’s an example of Likes by Pages after checking Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income page and MJ DeMarco’s The Fast Lane Millionaire page. Sadly the only examples I can give would give away the other niches and countries I operate in. If a miracle happens and people start sharing ViperChill statuses – hah – I’ll share some examples. Really.

The Social Media Monitoring Metric We Need, But Can’t Get

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring tools continue to proliferate in number and advance in functionality. It’s admittedly a squishy measure, not likely to sit well with the social media ROI crowd; it will make your CEO’s eyes roll and your CFO blanch, but those who really get social media intrinsically know how crucial this is: karma. And real important.


6,595 Words on a Traffic Generation Tactic You’re Not Using (But Should Be)

Viper Chill

It doesn’t require paid advertising campaigns via Facebook or Adwords. Although Ali shared a lot of examples in his post – a few of which will be covered here – I couldn’t help but think of far more in other industries that could give you inspiration for your own successful side project. It was shared on social media over 1,400 times. Blog Tyrant.

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

After 9 years of Search Engine Marketing – I think it is safe to say any keyword you are going to buy is maxed out when it comes to the Google AdWords auction process. Think about it marketers have been given this gift of Social Media which is reinventing areas of your company on the fly. Everyday I provide support on the social web to customers. Enjoy! Tweet This!

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