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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.

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?

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook by Tamar Weinberg on December 10, 2008 Share Social media mimics real relationships — in many cases.

7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 7 Truths About Social Media Marketing 7 Truths About Social Media Marketing by Tamar Weinberg on April 8, 2010 Share Even though social media isn’t new to many of us, the world is waking up to this new shiny toy.

When Social Media Freed the Inadvertent Bigot

Waxing UnLyrical

accepted some, ignored a bunch and, after doing so, asked a question on Facebook: There were a range of answers, and the conversation continued for a couple of days; those answers themselves are worthy of their own, dedicated blog post. But one answer in particular made me look twice: I’ve obscured the person’s name and avatar for reasons you will understand shortly.

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?

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 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.

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.

A Brief History Of Social Media

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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.

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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How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

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The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? | Spin Sucks

Spin Sucks

Arment Dietrich Overview Expertise Resources Gini Dietrich News Media Center Careers Contact Follow US Facebook Linkedin RSS Feed Twitter YouTube Share Categories Communication Social Media Advertising Entrepreneur SEO Marketing Marketplace COMMUNICATION / SOCIAL MEDIA / ADVERTISING / ENTREPRENEUR / SEO / MARKETING Aug 05 2010 The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain?

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

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.

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].

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Addicted to Social Media | Spin Sucks

Spin Sucks

and I am…addicted to social media. Sure, social media is the last thing I do before bed and the first thing I do when I get up in the morning. And we social folks live for interactions. And looking at an avatar is a whole lot easier than looking a person in the face. Comments Pingback by Are you a social media addict? In the Midwest?

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 The Science of Inequality – Finding Your Influential Customers April 28th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Does social media breed inequality? million followers on Twitter? population.

Powwowing With Pepco on Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Powwowing With Pepco on Social Media September 28th, 2010 Tweet I haven’t been the biggest fan of my local energy company, Pepco, recently. started out a disgruntled customer and ready to rip Pepco’s 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.&#.

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.

#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] !!

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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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.

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!

Technotheory.com - Getting Started with Social Media - A Guide and Resource List

www.technotheory.com

HOME ABOUT SPEAKING Getting Started with Social Media - A Guide and Resource List If you’re new to social media or haven’t approached it “strategically” thus far, then this guide is for you. From mainstream social networks to niche social networks to discussion forums…there are a lot of places to talk online. This is often referred to as social proof.

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.

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.

Creating and Sharing Videos Online – Quick Guide

The Way of the Web

For each site, ensure you have set up your channel with the correct avatar and profile images (We have a guide for social network images ). Blog about it, and make sure you use it when it’s relevant to answer customer questions to lower your customer service time and costs, for example. Production and Editing. Marketing and Distribution. 1. Enthusiasm is vital. Vimeo.

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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.

50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

While a dwindling number of business executives still dismiss Twitter as a waste of time, recent research suggests it is one of the most valuable social networks for business. Although fewer Americans use Twitter than Facebook, Twitter users “are far more likely to follow Brands/ Companies than social networkers in general. This table says why by Social Media Today.

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