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

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). 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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How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself by Tamar Weinberg on June 16, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Kwame Boame.

An Introduction to Social Media for Business

Sprout Social

Despite the growing popularity, social media for business is still put on the back burner for a lot of organizations. However, social media can benefit businesses of any size. Social Media for Business by the Numbers. Social media allows smaller companies to compete against some of the larger businesses to reach more customers. sponsored.

How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth

Which Covers: Purpose vs Values, Tribes & Customer Avatar (Targeted Comms),Spaces and Platforms, Roles and Personal Brand Gamification, Engagement Life Cycles & Call To Actions, Key Influencers, Voice & Etiquette, Campaign & Activities, Rituals & Conversation Diary. Do you have to write a social media strategy for a client? Which Social Media Platforms?

5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Media Insights

Pam Moore

Have you ever thought about the quality of the human connections you make via social media? It’s easy to get lost in a sea of avatars and data insights. Marketers must use the data and social media insights to connect in a more human way. Success in business utilizing social media and digital marketing requires both art and science. iTunes.

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Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

Rewarding badges and points systems on your intranet – social scorecards – could be the turning point for turning your enterprise 2.0 Foursquare becomes Social Work and all the better for it. Now we can see leaderboards and games played out in social spaces, it’s easier to buy into as a concept. Economies of Social Scorecards. The Game of Work. agenda.

Social Media "Pioneers" Tell Why

Diva Marketing Blog

Just One Crowd Sources Question. Recently many of my social media conversations seemed to be about the perception that social is a young person’s game. However, many of the people who began exploring social media 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 years ago were 30+ when they/we started working in this industry. Isn''t that what blogs and social media are all about?

A Brief History Of Social Media

socialmediarockstar.com

Home Consulting About Contact Subscribe Social Media Rockstar Social Media Blog – ::Social Media Rockstar:: A Brief History Of Social Media by Brett Borders on June 2, 2009 S ocial media isn’t really “new.&# These early social media explorers built “ boxes “… homemade electronic devices that could generate tones allowing them to make free calls and get access to the experimental back end of the telephone system. The first “tweetup&# type social media events were 2600 meetings.

How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Mobile 2.0 Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Social Media Mashable on Facebook Join Us! confused)?

Social Media Strategy: 10 Experts Reveal Their Secrets

Viper Chill

For example, you might not know that I helped one newspaper go from a limited social media presence to helping them hit the Digg homepage over 40 times. Together, these people have been involved in social media as long as anyone else and discovered tactics to help you get the most out of the services. StumbleUpon is one of the most forgiving social sites. Twice.

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Social Media Professional's Skill Sets

Social Media Network Marketing

If you think that Social Media is an easy job then yes you are correct. Many a times I come across people asking why is Social Media not measurable. Or that since it is just the task of setting up of a profile, putting an image to the avatar and there you are your teenage kid can also put up Tweets and Posts. And some questions are borderline - the middle way: someone in the company who is not loaded with too much work can be authorized to put up Posts. All these questions are genuine and legitimate. It is easy for experienced persons.

How does Avatar apply to Social Media?

Taylor Marek

Avatar sure isn’t exhausted on my list, I’m still pulling out some social media goodies for you to enjoy! Here are a couple more… The first post I wrote on my review of Avatar has been getting some good views lately, when the idea struck me to expand upon it. Avatar has now grossed $1 Billion dollars , has been trending on twitter for the past four weeks , and is doing quite well. 1.You Have An Avatar. Interestingly enough, that is your social media (online) presence. But one key question remains. Pick Your Side.

How does Avatar apply to Social Media?

Taylor Marek

Avatar sure isn’t exhausted on my list, I’m still pulling out some social media goodies for you to enjoy! Here are a couple more… The first post I wrote on my review of Avatar has been getting some good views lately, when the idea struck me to expand upon it. Avatar has now grossed $1 Billion dollars , has been trending on twitter for the past four weeks , and is doing quite well. 1.You Have An Avatar. Interestingly enough, that is your social media (online) presence. But one key question remains. Pick Your Side.

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary by Pam Dyer on June 30, 2010 Share The social media landscape is changing quickly, and it’s filled with terms that are strange to those who aren’t familiar with it. Comments are a primary form of two-way communication on the social Web.

15 Tips To Optimize Your LinkedIn Initiative

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The real question is whether or not you’re making the most of your LinkedIn efforts and networking in general? LinkedIn is so much more than social networking for businesses and business people – it can totally change how you run your business as a whole. great tool for adding social media to your signature is Wisestamp. This is a guest post by Lior Levin.

Need Social Media Coaching?

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me Need Social Media Coaching? What does this have to do with Social Media? Well, hang on, you’ll find out… Everything changed in my world three years ago when I first learned about blogging, podcasting, vlogging, and something called, “New Media&#. Then I attended New Media Expo 2008. SOCIAL MEDIA! What about Social Media? Have a question? What happened then? link].

Creating Google Plus Business Pages

Janet Fouts

CJ Brasiel created a page for questions about San Jose real estate and she plans to use it as a Q&A channel as well as a place to post news and information about real estate in the south bay. The online social media magazine Social Media Examiner didn’t waste any time creating a page, and neither did most of the regular users of Google Plus. Not yet.

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How does Avatar apply to Social Media?

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me How does Avatar apply to Social Media? Avatar sure isn’t exhausted on my list, I’m still pulling out some social media goodies for you to enjoy! Here are a couple more… The first post I wrote on my review of Avatar has been getting some good views lately, when the idea struck me to expand upon it. 1.You Have An Avatar Interestingly enough, that is your social media (online) presence.

How to Develop Buyer Personas (Part 1)

Pamorama

Buyer personas are examples of real buyers who make or influence decisions about your products and services — avatars you create based on direct interviews with as many of them as possible. Another approach is to create surveys that can be administered online, which enables your targets to answer your questions at their leisure. Researching buyer personas: Questions to ask.

What is the First Rule of Social Media?

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me What is the First Rule of Social Media? January 9, 2010 by Taylor Marek I asked this question on Twitter: What is your answer? I’ll publish the results in a future blog post for your enjoyment. Taylor is a 21 year old New Media Visionary on a Journey to change the World. Shirley says: January 12, 2010 at 7:26 pm The most important rule of social media is to be social. That's it.

How to Go Off-Topic in Social Media

Engaging Brand

There's nothing new about networking to build business relationships, but social media has turned networking on its head by allowing businesses and customers to connect on new levels. Unlike advertising, which is built around one-way commercial messages, social media promotes two-way conversations and relationships. Many businesses recognize the potential of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, but many are also at a loss about how to tap into the real power of social media.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The 6 Dangerous Fallacies of Social Media October 8th, 2008 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet (Amazing Gangsta Chimp image by the talented Matt Cioffi ) You may have heard of social media.

3 Simple Tactics for Using Twitter as a Traction Channel

Convince & Convert

Here are the questions you should ask yourself first: Do I need business instantly (and have no following)? If yes, then no social media channel is going to be right for you—try advertising. This bombardment of information is happening all across social media, and at this point, it’s just part of playing the game. Ask a question! Engagement > Promotion.

Two Twitter Accounts: Yea or Nay?

Waxing UnLyrical

As time went on, and I started working in the social media industry, I was faced with a conundrum. Berget , and also by Social Media, Esq.™. People engage with you more when you have your face as your avatar rather than an arbitrary picture or logo. 2. Gaining followers is much easier when you have your face as your avatar, and a descriptive Twitter bio.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Nobody Said Social Media Was Easy April 21st, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Social media isn’t inexpensive, it’s different expensive. The same is true of social media.

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools by Pam Dyer on April 26, 2010 Share Image via Wikipedia Social media is much more than a way to stay connected and to have fun: it’s a way to market yourself, your business, and your products and services. How social are they? Wide reach.

Saying Goodbye to Digital Marketing: Meet the New Me

Ari Herzog

managed online footprints for nonprofits and a Fortune Global 500 company. I led national conference panels on social media marketing. questioned my motives and passions. Looking back at my blog archive my answers were staring back at me: diluting social media , using the telephone , changing blog layouts , leaving Flickr Pro , unfriending , unlinking , and going dumb.

Social Media for Schools #NBN October 2016

Laurel Papworth

Hey there, teachers and school type people, tomorrow (Tuesday 19th October)  I’m running some webinars with TTEDSC and NBN on how Schools can us Social Media Marketing Strategies. Session for Staff managing social profiles, pages & groups (Eg. WRITING A SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY. what social media platforms should you be using?

5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand on Twitter

Convince & Convert

If you’re a smaller company you might consider using your headshot as your avatar.  In this example, Matt Martin works for Sam’s Club and has a dedicated employer account. 3. Include The question of one could be the question of hundreds. . Ways to Humanize Your Brand on Twitter is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting.

How to Create an Online Course Your Audience Will Fall in Love With

Socially Sorted

Founder, Social Media Examiner and Social Media Marketing World | Host, Social Media Marketing Podcast. This means simple surveys and asking questions like this, “Which of the following topics are you interested in learning more about.” Nail Your Ideal Customer Avatar. Answer Your Customer’s Questions. Listen.

The Value of the TweetUp

Spin Sucks

It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! Unfortunately, I have had zero time to scan the questions and record a video. As the RSVP list began to fill, there were common questions from those deciding if they were going to attend: What do I do at a TweetUp? You get to know people through their avatar. So we’re going to talk TweetUps today.

Klout: A Call To Inaction

Spin Sucks

When someone poses such a simple question and then gives an unexpected answer, the clever person will ask “why?” One’s ability to motivate people to take action is not only made up of blog readership, tweets, followers on LinkedIn , or collections of pictures on Facebook ; it is about the person behind the social media. Throughout the land a strange fog settled in.

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#99: What is your Question, Derek Media, and Facebook buys Friendfeed

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me #99: What is your Question, Derek Media, and Facebook buys Friendfeed August 11, 2009 by Taylor Marek Big BIG Announcements!! Finances : What is your Question? 1-866-867-2860 Business : Derek Media Today I interview Derek Johnson of Tatango on a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT! taylormarek me on Twitter Facebook: [link] Taylor is a 21 year old New Media Visionary on a Journey to change the World. Now its your turn. link] !!

12 (of the) Best WordPress Guides and Plugin Reviews of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

These add-ons make it easy to add an incredible variety of functionality to the platform, from contact forms and photo galleries to social sharing and ecommerce capabilities. Get the answers to those questions and more here in a dozen of the best posts and articles about WordPress from the past year. 11 WordPress Plugins You’ve Gotta Have by Social Media Today.

Supercharge WordPress: A Little Known Way to Increase Pageviews & Conversions

Viper Chill

My first question was which dedicated server to pick up, since they have two different Linux configurations for the same price point. If you have any questions, concerns, or the stated order is incorrect please feel free to respond to this ticket and I will address it for you.” My analytical brain is always looking at different ways I can improve the conversions on my websites.

Uncovering The Remarkable In Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media is an interesting animal. Yet how much do we really know about the people behind the avatars? I was thinking about this yesterday, when I realized that someone whose path crosses mine quite often, has “another life&# I knew absolutely nothing about. And it’s not just a question of getting to know each other better on a personal level. GPA.&#.

How Are You?

Waxing UnLyrical

all those years ago, one of the things that struck me was how people would ask the question, “How are you?” But the questioner usually didn’t wait for an answer. And if I was asked the question, I’d answer honestly. Sometimes in greater detail than the questioner probably expected, but I’ve never been one for not saying what’s on my mind.

6 Science-Backed Strategies to Get More Followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and More

Buffer Social

Follower count is one of the metrics we keep a close eye on with our social media reports and audits. There is a lot of great advice on how to grow your followers on social media (much of which I’ll relay below), and at Buffer we’ve always been interested in the research behind the advice. Engage with others on the social platforms. Post great content.

Is The Thank You Economy A Myth? A Letter to @garyvee

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me Is The Thank You Economy A Myth? Letter to @garyvee August 19, 2010 by Taylor Marek I’ve been mulling over this question for a while in my head. It all started when I sent Gary Vaynerchuk this tweet: It prompted this response from him later in the day: This is the reply I sent back to him and am awaiting a response: I am genuinely interested in getting to the bottom of this question. Is the Thank You Economy broke? Is it a myth? Cheers!

The Top 10 Lessons I Have Learned In My First Blogging Year

Spin Sucks

There are so many questions when you have decided to take the plunge. When I started to blog and Tweet I did so as ‘The Top 10 Blog’   I soon found that others respond to you much more if you show them that you are a real person, even if that means making a fool of yourself occasionally.  (If you have seen the Twitter Singups you will understand what I mean)The same principle applies with your Avatar, I stayed with the blog logo on Twitter, Facebook and Disqus for far too long and I was nervous about showing my face to the world! How I wish I had got on with it sooner.