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HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

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Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Sorry, This is Not the End of the PC Era [OPINION] 30 How Are People Using Twitter? Badges are among the most visible elements of gamification, the use of game-thinking and game mechanics to engage media audiences.

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Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges

Spin Sucks

Nuh-uh, we have badges and stuff! could spend days citing stats about the explosion of gaming: Stats such as  Nielsen research that shows games are the second most frequent internet activity for Americans after social networks (more popular than email or porn). Points and badges are a good start, but they are just a start. Badges? Gamification Social Media

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How badges help news websites build community, make money | Poynter.

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Just like the military uses badges to display rank, and scouts use them to honor accomplishments, a news site or mobile app can award digital badges to users who complete tasks or reach certain levels of engagement. The Huffington Post offers badges for connecting with other users, moderating comments and other useful behaviors. But I think it’s worth it. Community building.

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How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Kikolani

Do you have a burning question you want to ask the support team at a popular social network, but you gave up because you couldn’t find the actual contact form through the endless maze of self-serve support documentation? Pages Badge Application. Insights Badge Application. Ads Badge Application. LinkedIn may be one of the simplest social networks to contact.

New Twitter Updates Allow for Easy Account Verification

Ignite Social Media

As the Original Social Media Agency®, we’re frequently asked about how to get verified on Twitter. DON’T:  Campaign publicly for a verification badge. Yes, the check mark can be a status symbol, but what you do with your verified account is much more important to your followers than simply having a shiny new badge. This does not necessarily mean having a high follower count.

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Social Networks to help that Summer Fitness Routine

Firebelly

For those who are in the same boat and need a little extra help starting their summer fitness routine (before summer is officially over) here are some social networks that offer an extra push, no matter what your workout style. FITOCRACY excites the completive side of each person by granting points for each work out and awarding badges for every milestone hit.  Daily Mile.

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

Many social media guidelines have a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to addressing negative criticism in social networks, but assessing the situation and the potential positive vs negative outcomes of responses is a skill that comes from experience. Ignore the negative social media commenter. Educate one, usually means educating many in social networks online. 

How To Create a Presence on Google+

Mindjumpers

Of course the reasons for having a Page on Google+ are those that we already know from Facebook: To build relations and to connect with your network. The smart thing about Google+ is the ability to divide your network into circles, which gives you more control over your communication. It is also possible to create a badge to place on your website. Create a page. 1. Angry Birds.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. Social Media Monetization Models on Flickr [link]. Social media Donations it works for Wikipedia. SMS other social networks are built on SMS revenues such as SMSFun. Or Foursquare style reward badges – most retweeted, most linked.

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Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth

Here are some social media courses for you (or perhaps, for someone you know) for June and July.  A hands on, practical computer class on Google Plus ( half day ) and some short 2 hour  howto sessions ( demonstration ) on Pinterest Foursquare and Facebook Timeline for Business. More info on the Corporate inhouse 3 Day Intensive Advanced Social Media workshop here]. Session Details .

How To Create a Conference Badge Page

Bare Feet Studios

Home About What We Do PayPal Speaker Contact Subscribe Press / PR Bare Feet Network Internet Literacy for Business: Blogging, Podcasting, Online Video & Social Media Howto, Consulting, Training & Public Speaking Home > HowTo , Tech Tools > How To Create a Conference Badge Page How To Create a Conference Badge Page by Shane Robinson on August 28, 2008 Recently, after creating the “Badges&# page for the PodCamp Hawaii site, we were contacted by several other Podcamp Organizers around the world. See the PodCamp Hawaii Badges page for examples.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

YourMembership.com, an AMS with a built-in social community platform Acquires Digital Ignite , the most socialicious LMS on the market. (We wrote about this acquisition here.). Abila, the folks who introduced the concept of Social CRM to the association market, acquires Peach New Media. Social learning is a growing trend. participate in discussions and earn a badge.

The Voice of the Social Employee Inside the Firewall

Direct Marketing Observations

For now on, I’m going to call it Voice of the “social&#  Employee. Can an internal socially powered ideation platform or network empower and propel an employee into massive production and an upbeat morale? Does social media offer the panacea to an employee who feels that he is not being paid what he is worth? Social Networks voice of the customer intranets VOC

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Social Network Quality vs. Quantity: What's More Important.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Social Media / Social Network Quality vs. Quantity: What’s More Important? Subcribe via RSS Social Network Quality vs. Quantity: What’s More Important? August 9th, 2009 Posted in Social Media Tweet Share When I peruse the different Twitter followers and followees I often get Twitter envy when I stumble across some users with a large follower base. Certainly my goal is sustained, manageable growth so that I can ensure my network is a strong one. What’s more important?

Twitter Begins Application Process for Verified Accounts

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter Tuesday rolled out an online application process for verified accounts , giving individuals and organizations the chance to join the social network’s nearly 187,000 accounts with the blue badge icon. Finally, the social network provided details on additional information that will likely be sought during the process: We’ll ask you to tell us why we should verify an account. Verified accounts launched on Twitter in 2009 , but there was previously no way for account holders to request verification. Confirmed email address. Biography. Profile photo.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Launching a Branded Hashtag

Sprout Social

Originally intended to group content based on subject matter, the hashtag has been adopted across every popular social platform and has cemented its place in our culture. One of the greatest things about the hashtag is that originated from a Twitter user–not a marketing agency, not a brand and not a social platform. how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. Promotions.

Perfecting Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 10 Social Media Best Practices

SocialFish

Peer-to-peer fundraising relies on your supporters as they connect with their networks organically. Incorporating social media into P2P fundraising can amplify your fundraising efforts and tap into your supporters’ extended networks. After all, social media is a significant aspect of people’s lives. So, it’s no secret that nonprofits need to be social media savvy.

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24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Many of this year’s best posts about Google’s newest social platform were written early in the year. And will Google+ end Facebook’s domination of social networking—or will it “break the Internet”? So what makes Google+ special? You can!

Secrets of Social Media You Learned in High School

Convince & Convert

Everything you know about social media you probably learned in high school. In full disclosure, a lot of our social media strategy flows out of the work we do with Jay Baer. He’s been great, taught me and our entire agency a ton about how to develop and deploy social media for our clients and own efforts to grow business. Cliques and groups define you. Who’s your audience?

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Engaging the Next-Gen Workforce through Collaboration #SocBiz #Leadership #Leaders

Blue Focus Marketing

This panel was of particular interest to me, as the topic had a great deal of overlap with subjects covered in my book, The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill, 2013), coauthored by Mark Burgess (@ MNBurgess ). Providing employees with social engagement platforms is one thing, but creating buy-in around those tools is quite another. They need to have a reason to join social platforms.

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Nominate & Share – 2012 #Nifty50 Awards – Nominate Yourself, Your Friends, & Your Co-Workers

Blue Focus Marketing

The #Nifty50 Awards will receive additional coverage via Twitter, other social networks, and the media. Must be active in social media (e.g., Nifty50 Badges. Winners will be given #Nifty50 badges ( see below ) to post to their websites or blogs. Social Media Marketing TwitterKnow someone who deserves to be considered? Please use #Nifty50. About the Awards.

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Social Pros 17 – Maria Ogneva, Yammer

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 17 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Read on for insights from Maria, and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : are Facebook and Twitter like the Tortoise and the Hare?). Social Pros Transcript For Your Reading Enjoyment, Thanks to Speechpad for the Transcription. Welcome to Social Pros number 17.

Foursquare and The New York Times Archive Would Be a Great Match

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Foursquare and The New York Times Archive Would Be a Great Match by Adam Sherk on February 9, 2010 Now that Foursquare is all the rage (or the bane of existence if you don’t like all those check-in and badge tweets invading your Twitter stream) news sites are looking at how best to leverage location-based social networks.

I Don't Care Where. You. Are. Right. Now. | Almost Savvy

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Home About Testimonials Events Services Webinars Twitter Getting Started on Twitter Webinar Twitter Webinar: Tools and Tips (Intermediate Level) LinkedIn LinkedIn 1 – Getting Started LinkedIn 2 – Building and Leveraging Your Network Ask Calendar Contact Blogging Branding Business Career Facebook LinkedIn Networking Social Media Tips Twitter Lijit Search I Don’t Care Where.

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How to get your content shared on Google+

Janet Fouts

Sure Google+ can be a powerful tool to share your message with, but this network is in it’s infancy, and  with millions of users your message can be left largely unheard unless you have created circles who care about what you have to say and will share it with their own circles and help you get the word out. Social media is all about reciprocity and never more so than here.

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Facebook Fan Page vs. Profile: Know the Difference

Sprout Social

There are two ways you can represent yourself on Facebook, but it’s important to understand the differences between the two in order to effectively manage your presence on the social network. times higher than other social placements. As a public figure or celebrity, you run into a lot of copy cats and impostor social profiles. Fan Pages vs. Profiles. Brands or Products.

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Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves

Spin Sucks

If you’re practicing good content creation with valuable and educational information and people are sharing it on the social networks, the search engines will understand your site is the authority on the topic. That will tell you who the contact is for the site and where the site is registered (GoDaddy, Bluehost, Hostgater, Network Solutions, and so on). Every day. Sorry.”

Need More B2B Sales Leads? Ignore This Research

Webbiquity SMM

But social media (including Twitter, Pinterest and Google+), display ads and online video are among the worst activities for achieving either objective. Both the email and web-hosted version of the newsletter should contain social links,  encouraging readers to share the content on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or other social networks.

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Better Homes and Gardens, Allrecipes.com Use Pinterest For Thanksgiving Holiday Promotion

The Realtime Report

prize of up to $5,000 for readers who create a “Best Thanksgiving Ever” Pinterest board, pin the official badge of the campaign, and pin at least four other Thanksgiving photos inspired by Better Homes and Gardens or Allrecipes.com. referral traffic from social networks is very high; its the largest source of referral traffic for Allrecipes.com, up 900% year-over-year.

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Foursquare Review: Why You Should Check In

Bill Hartzer

Foursquare is a social networking website that works off the location of its users. You can even earn badges giving you bragging rights for that venue. Social NetworkingThat’s easier said than done. It’s rather time consuming to send a text message to various friends asking if they are close by or not. 10% off a Starbucks coffee after 2 check ins).

Over A Billion Served (In A Day), And Facebook Is Just Getting Started

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none of that really resonates in a world where the online social network had one billion people using Facebook on that single day. Brands that respond well on Facebook are now getting a green badge on their pages, next to their profile picture (like being "verified" by Twitter). In order to get the badge, brand pages must respond to customer questions in less than five minutes, 90 percent of the time, over a seven-day period. social media. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base).

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Nominate Now 2013 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Bloggers, Authors, PR, Journalists Award

Blue Focus Marketing

Nifty50 Awards featured in new book coming in August, 2013 — The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill,). The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill, summer 2013) written by Cheryl Burgess ( @ckburgess) and Mark Burgess ( @mnburgess ), includes success stories from IBM, AT&T, Cisco, Dell, Adobe, Southwest, Acxiom and Domo. Must be active in social media (e.g., About the Award. Nominate!

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47 Social Media Ideas, Formulas And Shortcuts for Instant Improvement

Rebekah Radice

Creating a successful social media presence is one of the most important elements to branding your business online. As recent statistics show, social networking is now the top online activity in the U.S. With users spending more than 37 minutes per day on social media, making quality connections is more important than ever before. Social MediaFacebook. 1. Twitter.

Freemium Revenues: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

We look at Freemium revenue in social networks and online communities including asking that: if freemium is the business model of giving it all (or most) of the services away for free , how can you then charge for it? This podcast comes from an overview of social media monetization revenues presentations and courses that I’ve been running for the last few years.

The 11 Most Read Blog Posts of 2014 (and a Bonus!)

Spin Sucks

Social Media Addiction is Real. Jess Ostroff takes the number one spot with her look at social media addiction. Niche Networks: The Future of Social Networking. Are There’s a social network for you! 21 Must Haves in Your Social Media Policy. The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride. By Lindsay Bell. But that’s OK.

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The One Must-Listen Podcast for Social Media Marketers

Convince & Convert

But it’s not just me saying it, as I am thrilled to announce right here at Convince & Convert that our Social Pros Podcast won the 2015 Content Marketing Award for best podcast! Listen to our latest episode: It’s a huge honor for all of us at C&C Media , and a big boost to our podcast program overall, which now includes multiple shows: Social Pros. Content Pros.

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Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 social media must-reads that we wouldn’t want you to miss. By Mark Schaefer I’ve been researching and thinking about the psychology of the social web and our Internet relationships. By Ian Paul That idea is very different from the Foursquare model where you check in to let your friends know where you are, gain local deals and win Foursquare mayorships and badges.

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