Trending Sources

How to Build a Community that Thrives

Spin Sucks

During that conversation, one of the questions posed to me was: What role does social media play in content marketing? We talked a lot about engagement and networking and building community. In the early days of social media, everyone talked about community. Build a community. Talk to your community. Community is the bee’s knees. The bloggers.

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? Request for Community-Created Page Review. You can also discuss issues with other users in the Facebook Community Forum. Social Media Facebook

#FollowFriday: For Bloggers, By Bloggers

Spin Sucks

Well, this isn’t a #FollowFriday for a particular person; rather a site that is written for bloggers by bloggers. The brain child of Danny Brown and contributed to by Joey Strawn , Frank Dicksinson , Aaron Lee , and Judy Dunn , For Bloggers, By Bloggers is chock full of tips for everyone interested in blogging to the most sophisticated blogger. Get my drift?

Using Guest Bloggers

Spin Sucks

She’s the founder and CEO of Factotum , where she writes content for websites, blogs, and social networks. She’s fairly new to the social/blogosphere scene, in terms of commenting and connecting with the crazy Spin Sucks community (yes, you!) She asks, How do you decide who to feature as a guest blogger every week? Hey Danny Brown and Nancy Davis ?

How to Influence People in Online Communities

SocialFish

All of them are  smart and savvy bloggers, and we know you’ll enjoy what they have to say! would argue, and many others have too, that Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is a great primer for social communities and, more importantly, for defining your Code of Conduct. Have you developed and adopted a code of conduct statement for your community?

Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore

Laurel Papworth

Shares Extract: George Brandis today said that “Bloggers are not Journalists” meaning they don’t need the same protection. It’s probably worth investigating the number of bloggers killed in the “Line of Duty”… Today, George Brandis Attorney General for Australia stated that “ bloggers are not journalists ” in regard to the #metadata debate (Government accessing Big Data vs Privacy debate). AG George Brandis ‘I don’t regard bloggers as journalists.’ It’s actually Social Media. Syria?

A Tale of Two Communities Part 1 – Volkswagen

SocialFish

This post is the first in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community. This post will focus on the Volkswagen community. Open Community Means Collaborating with a Purpose.

Want to Learn How to Rock the Top 3 Social Networks?

Kikolani

It’s entitled 40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rockstar on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ – the three social networks I feel are the most important. There’s no money back guarantee, but I am almost positive that anyone who reads this 4,000+ word post will learn something new that will help them with their social media marketing strategy. ComLuv.

How to structure glocal communication on Social Media

Mindjumpers

In December 2013 I started writing my master thesis and teamed up with Mindjumpers because I was curious about glocalization on social media. My thesis, with the title ‘Digital Glocalization – Strategic Communication on Social Media’, investigates how global brands communicate locally on social media and which challenges glocalization on social media causes. Glocalization on social media ensures that your brand communicates directly to the consumer in a local and relevant context, which strengthens the consumer relationship and raises the brand credibility.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

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] 11 How Are People Using Twitter? As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Used it?

PB134: How to Decide if You Should Start on a New Social Network or Medium

ProBlogger

How to Decide if a New Social Network or Medium is Right for You. Today I’m going to help you decide if you should start on that new social network or that new medium like a podcast or a YouTube channel. As bloggers, we are constantly bombarded with choice as to how we can spend our time. It’s an emerging medium that many bloggers have been experimenting with.

Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign

Waxing UnLyrical

You might remember my telling you about this ; long story short, we were asked to provide digital support for the campaign; specifically, to engage bloggers with the goal of raising awareness for the campaign and the work that OA does to empower women around the globe. Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign. The project.

Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

www.web-strategist.com

The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? Managing these multiple login systems from all these social networks is cumbersome due to changing APIs, protocols. Or do I interpret this wrong?

Thank you Google, for the Antithesis of a More Social Network

Waxing UnLyrical

But I wanted to give my bloggers a voice. Keeping the early adopter community in context, t here isn’t a desire to connect more, or even connect better. The need for a social network that automatically aggregates all my “friends&# and then cuts off the irrelevant noise. Or are we in an infinite loop of growing out of social networks every five years?

A Guide to Marketing on Tumblr

Mindjumpers

Tumblr’s functionalities can be compared to those of Twitter; follow other users and see their posts in a feed on your so-called Dashboard, get re-blogged by others for a viral spread of your content, send messages to other bloggers and tag your posts for the ability of other people to find your content through a search function. Combining UX With Your Social Media Profiles.

Tumblr 116

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Mashable | The Social Media Guide Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Twitter List Directory Mashable Awards Subscriptions Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky DynDNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! link] Your Business’ Online Community [.]

Class 49

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities with Deep Pockets

SocialFish

——— While catching up on my reading last week, I spotted this opening sentence in a  Pando Daily article : “In the fourth part of our totally unofficial, accidental series on how vertical professional social networks are changing the way industries work, we bring you…healthcare.”. Unlike VIN, the communities I’m going to discuss here are free, bigger and well-funded.

Pinterest Basics for Bloggers

ProBlogger

Now it’s time to move on: in case you haven’t heard, Pinterest is the new rising star of social media! Pinterest is a visual social network. Shareaholic compiled a Referral Traffic Rrport that looks into various social media platforms, such as Facebook, Youtube, and so forth. Bloggers can make use of these “clickthrough images” to attract more people to our blogs.

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

Blue Focus Marketing

2013 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women and Men Bloggers, Authors, PR, Journalists Award. Nifty50 Awards featured in new book coming in August, 2013 — The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill,). The Awards will receive additional coverage via Twitter, other social networks, and the media. Must be active in social media (e.g., Know someone who deserves to be considered?

Badge 45

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

took a look at 14 lists that have come out over the last year for the top bloggers, social media marketers, search marketers, and entrepreneurs. This list includes female bloggers that cover a huge variety of topics in the blogosphere. They are not only bloggers, but many are also published authors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, experts in their niche, and overall inspirations.

Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Twittervised

Laurel Papworth

In this article, I’m looking at process vs product journalism, representational democracy falling over, the demise of capitalism, authoritarian aspects of traditional media AND online community hosts e.g. Twitter and the newly found power of Crowd Activism. Bloggers, Twitterers and others are involved in Process Journalism – the story is reported as it happens. God Forbid.

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

Mashable | The Social Media Guide Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Twitter List Directory Mashable Awards Subscriptions Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky DynDNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! Do You Need A Community Manager?

The Blogosphere is Thriving

Mindjumpers

People today speak of the blogosphere as a collective term of bloggers. The blogosphere, even though it is spread across the world, can be considered as social network in itself or a community where people are inspired by each other and share information and views. And bloggers read other blogs as a source of information. Social Media Content for Business.

Facebook Removal of Fanpages. Community Pages.

Laurel Papworth

teach a hub and spoke approach to social media connectivity – create a hub that YOU control, use the Facebook/Twitters/Youtubes to distribute to spokes. One of the reasons I moved off Blogger (Google hosting) onto my own ISP hosted site, by the way, was for that very reason. The new Fan page is Community page. Community Pages. Video 3.0 – Social Video (2).

How Social Media Has Changed Public Relations For Brands

Mindjumpers

Tweet Social media has no doubt changed the way brands communicate with customers and the how they prefer to be seen and heard. In an attempt to increase their visibility and speak to their influencers, every organization engages in active Public Relations, which has naturally been affected by the boom in social media. Press Conferences vs. Blogger Outreach.

30 Resources and Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Business

Pamorama

Pinterest , the new social-media darling, took note of this behavior and created an easy-to-use site where people can share their interests in the form of pictures. just started playing around with the platform, collecting images about social media and marketing and other topics. . People like to collect things. Sports memorabilia, carnival glass, stuffed animals, you name it.

Social Media Clout: Klout them up – don’t you know who I am?

Laurel Papworth

Klout is the social media ranking tool – tells companies how influential a twitterer or blogger or Pinterester is in influencing others to find, filter and forward their stuff. But Klout gives PR people a way of telling who on social media can get messages to the most people. technical term for social media marketing PR people with no interpersonal skills or ethics.

Klout 33

Google Hangouts: Turning Bloggers into Broadcasters

ProBlogger

This is a guest contribution by Sarah Hill, the Chief Digital Storyteller for Veterans United Network. Google+ has allowed bloggers to become broadcasters , adding a visual component to each blog post, and all you need to become a “Blogcaster” is a webcam, an internet connection, and Google+. Don’t stay only on Google+, but cross-pollinate your live event to all your social platforms.

Crowdsourced Funding: How to ask for $75K but get $1.5million

Laurel Papworth

How does one build a community that will give money to a project? Kickstarter is an online community where you put up your project that you need funding, in this case to make a new dock for the iPhone. The community then decides to put money in, if the project is worth it. Diving straight for the gold is just going to get you ignored or worse, kicked out of the community.

Does your brand take bloggers seriously?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Brands are flocking to Facebook but are overlooking the significant opportunities and value that bloggers bring to digital marketing initiatives, according to the T echnorati 2013 Digital Influence Report. Technorati is not the voice of blogging authority that it once was, but each year the advertising network publishes a report that is required reading for internet marketers. Formerly known as The State of the Blogosphere the report has been renamed the 2013 Digital Influence Report because it takes a look at the broader social Internet as well as blogs and bloggers.

7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog

ProBlogger

This week on ProBlogger we’ve been looking at the topic of building community on a blog. We started by identifying 9 benefits and 3 costs of community on a blog and then looked at 5 stages of building community on a blog. Today I want to dig deeper into some specific things to DO to build community on your blog. 1. Consider a Dedicated Community Area.

HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers

Kikolani

HootSuite offers many great features that can aid bloggers in managing their Twitter accounts for blogging uses including promotion, monitoring, keyword tracking, reputation management and more. It is amazing the kind of relationship you can build with your community simply by following and listening to your readers. social media ? Keeping Track of Other Networks. links.

Why Great Marketing Isn’t Always Done “At Scale”

Convince & Convert

The following brands don’t follow the philosophy that “everyone wears clothes” or “everyone eats” or other such things brands tell themselves to mass email bloggers. Instead, they reach out to influencers based on a very specific affinity to ensure that they are reaching a super targeted network. who spread word of mouth recommendations for them. Read more here.

Successful Blogger Outreach – What to Do and What to Avoid

Kikolani

This week at Affiliate Summit West, I definitely learned some great things from the sessions, and I thought I would share one that is pertinent to my audience: blogger outreach. Blogger outreach – a powerful way to connect! Blogger outreach, when done correctly, can be a powerful way to get your name or product out into the blogosphere and in front of your target audience.

10 Brands Killing It On Instagram in 2016

Talkwalker SM

Yet how do you make the most of this social network? Based on Talkwalker’s new and improved Instagram analytics (and our own appreciation), here are 10 brands killing it on Instagram to kickstart your social media strategy for the last months of 2016. According to Talkwalker’s social media analytics , 37 of Dior’s 72 Instagram posts were videos.

Everything Bloggers Need to Consider for Their April Content Calendar

ProBlogger

Creating amazing content for your blog or social media accounts is only half the battle – the other half is making sure people see the content. Luckily for bloggers, there are several significant cultural events throughout the year that are worth leveraging. Bloggers can take so many different angles, including: General education. And a major factor of that is timeliness.

Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink

SocMed Sean

As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Then, when the day is over…I spend more time researching new tools, looking into the rumors of whether company X is buying company Y, reading articles about the latest digital technology and building connections with other bloggers and social media professionals. Do you work in social media? Do you experience social media overload? Cheers!

Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument

SocMed Sean

'Angry bird puts a lid on it' courtesy of etee on Flickr via Creative Commons license If you’re engaged in social media for either personal or professional purposes (and if you’re reading this, I’m betting you are), there’s an important skillset and rule that you might want to think about: The art of not replying. But don’t be a troll. Prove it. Cheers!

Forums 120

Why Web Push is the Next Big Thing for Bloggers

ProBlogger

Raise your hand if you’re a blogger who’d like to turn your one-time visitors into repeat visitors — and eventually, engaged community members. Because coming soon to a browser near you is a new technology called web push.And it’s quickly becoming every blogger’s go-to traffic driver. One of the problems with sharing your message on social media? Intrigued?

Top 10 Social Media Time Saving Tips for the Busy Blogger

Kikolani

Building a good social media presence doesn’t have to take all your time. The most common mistake people make is not defining their social media goals before they begin. Even today, if you asked most companies why they’re using social media, they won’t be able to give you a straight answer. Content curation is at the heart of a good social media strategy.