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Tool Tuesday: SocialOomph

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Welcome Direct Messages are both a useful tool and the bane of the Twitter existence. A DM is essentially a private message within Twitter; the person whom your sending the DM to has to be a follower.  If you choose to send an automatic welcome DM, be sure it has value for your potential follower, but don’t expect much from it. For those services, I use and suggest SocialOomph.

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Tool Tuesday: Qwitter

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Share and Enjoy: Tags: social media , Tool , Twitter 4 Comments Kalin Dudley Posted March 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM Tara, This is an interesting subject as I was actually experiencing something from my personal twitter account last Friday. Its easy to get lulled into a false sense of success. At this point, a wake-up call is imperative. We should never sit on our laurels in social media.

Tool Tuesday: PostRank Analytics

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It isn’t that we need a tool that does everything. Its that we need a tool that does what it does really well. As a blogger, there are numerous tools at your disposal to track how your content is doing. But if you use blogging as a tool, whether for personal branding or corporate exposure, you’ll quickly see that these two tools don’t tell the whole story.

Watching Me Blog

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Blogs are one of the most valuable marketing tools ever created. have an amazing team at Twist Image that did all design and infrastructure, but the content is all me (including the updating of the Blogroll). blogroll. believe that. don't just say it. mean it by walking the talk. started blogging in September 2003, and since then I have written almost three thousand posts. I'm proud of this blog mostly because it serves two personal Gods for me: my love of writing and my love of sharing. I had the pleasure of speaking in Oslo, Norway last week at the re:think conference.

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What Does Eight Years Of Blogging Get You?

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Chapman , Arjun Basu , Joseph Jaffe , Tom Peters , Jeff Jarvis , Jay Rosen and countless other (just look at my Blogroll on the left for more or who I follow on Twitter or Facebook :) I have coffee with all of these people each and every morning - whether they know it or not. It has been a tool, platform and space for me to demonstrate how I think. blogroll. Eight years ago on this day in 2003, I started Blogging. But, when I woke up this morning and saw the date notification in my Outlook , it gave me pause. It wasn't a sense of pride or accomplishment, either. Yes it is.

Free Tools for Social SEO

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Free Tools for Social SEO Plenty of bloggers are talking about the inevitable intersection of social media marketing and search engine optimization. The changing nature of social media marketing and optimization create the need for tools whether for research, marketing and promotion or analytics. Keyword optimized social content and channels of promotion provide abundant signals to search engines for improved visibility on standard, social and real-time search. if yes, please explain.

Five Productivity Tools for PR Pros

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Five Productivity Tools for PR Pros August 25th, 2010 Tweet A few months ago, I wrote a piece on communicating effectively with a virtual workforce for IABC’s monthly e-zine, CW Bulletin. And now for a bonus tool. 6. Image: rubyblossom. Nice! 4.

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Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

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Blogs for business are an outstanding tool for business, they can build community, be the backbone of your social media program, and drive traffic to your website, just for starters. Photos especially are great SEO tools…so allow your photos to be your Google’s Marilyn Monroe, while your writing is the classy Jackie O. Or someone said you should so your considering it.

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21 Free Social Media Tracking tools

Chris Rawlinson The Marketing Gentleman's Log Home Contact Photo Gallery Who is Chris Rawlinson 21 Free Social Media Tracking tools January 5, 2010 by admin Happy New Year and hope you all had a fabulous Christmas. To help get things off to a good start for the year I thought I would share with you 21 great social media tracking tools available to use for free. Chris 1. and Bing.

Weekly Roundup: The Magic of Discovery

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Weekly Roundup: The Magic of Discovery November 14th, 2010 Tweet Whither blogroll? question from Davina Brewer on how folks are using their blogrolls got me thinking. have a blogroll (I suspect you do too). What’s a gal to do? Fifty-FOUR!

Which are the top tools and apps: The results « The Cube

Gemma Went

Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe Which are the top tools and apps: The results 27/09/2010 by Gemma Went A couple of weeks ago I started a survey to find out which business tools and apps you guys can’t live without. I’m delighted with the results. So first up then … General Social Media Tools. clout.

A Startup’s Struggles and Successes in Influencer Outreach: How to Set Up Your First Blogger Campaigns

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

started to embark on a multi-day project of sifting through blogrolls and aggregation sites like Bloglovin.  Once I found a blogger who looked like a good fit for us, I’d add her to a spreadsheet, and then I’d start sifting through her blogroll, assuming she had one, trying to find more matches. As many of you know, I’m working with influencer marketing platform, The Shelf.

The Two Core Elements of B2B Social Media Marketing Success

Webbiquity SMM

Online tools / apps. These can be discovered by using keyword research tools or by talking to your customer-facing employees. Identify the top blogs in any segment using AllTop , then note who those bloggers include in their blogrolls. If you’ve got the budget, search for influencers using a social media monitoring or PR management tool. 2. Content is like singing a song. Amplification (done well) is like singing that song into a microphone. On American Idol. Late in the season. Content can be produced in a wide variety of formats: • White papers. Case studies.

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What's your social currency?

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When people start with the tools I just want to take a book out of my Kindergarten lessons, shove my fingers in my ear and start saying “ Nah Nah Nah…I can’t hear you! I can’t hear you! &# because unless you start by asking what social media tools your customers use and WHY they are there, that’s same response you’ll get from the community. Hold on.

Social Media Complainers – your new BFF's

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Because – he’s the truth: for every person who gives you a chance to respond, there are probably 2 more who just complained to their friends and didn’t even tell you why there were unhappy. Ignoring the fact that you HAVE complaints is a  “if a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it.did it really happen?&# customer service philosophy. They WANT a resolution.

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Book Review Wednesday: Wikibrands: Reinventing your company in.

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There are so many layers to this topic that entire (worthy) books have been written on social media philosophy, content creation or audience engagement. With all the dynamics elements to creating a successful social media presence, its sometimes hard to know where to start or even what books are worth the time investment. But before we get started: what exactly is a Wikibrand? All Rights Reserved

5 Strategies to Build a Network of Bloggers and Journalists

Waxing UnLyrical

Here are a few ways to find topically relevant sites: Follow blogrolls. Use tools like Twellow and Followerwonk to find relevant gatekeepers. Guest Post by  Alicia Lawrence. Creating a network of bloggers and journalists is a great way to provide mutual support in the world of online media. For Image:  SalFalko  via Flickr,  CC 2.0. Find Gatekeepers with Similar Interests  .

12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter

Waxing UnLyrical

Better Blogroll If you like highlighting other bloggers on your site via a blogroll, you will probably find that as you add more and more to them, it becomes a huuge list. Try the Better Blogroll plugin. What this does is let you select a certain number of blogs from your blogroll, and only that number of blogs will be displayed. Image: tamra hays via Flickr, CC 2.0

Managing in the Virtual or Network(ed) Organization: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The AppGap is a blog and resource on the future of work and how new tools are addressing age-old challenges of organization, collaboration, and innovation. Blogroll. About |. Contributors |. Contact us. Managing in the Virtual or Network(ed) Organization by Jon Husband. These global management consulting firms will move into this area full force. they can’t NOT do so. Permalink.

A Thousand Little Cuts of Social Media – A Kaizen Approach

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There was no time for large scale innovation, manufacturing plants at that time had to work with the tools and time frame they were given (sound familiar?) Essentially its an idea  “catch phrase&# born from the Kaizen approach. Maybe you are familiar with the Kaizen method to change. If you aren’t – hold on to your shorts boys and girls you about to get a quick 101.

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Google News Optimization Tips

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now! pulled out some of the more useful tips, combining information from some of the slides with additional details provided by Google’s Maile Ohye. Duplication and Novelty Detection – More credit is given to original sources of content.

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I Started a Blog But No One Cared | Social Media Strategery

Social Media Strategery

Development Social Media I Started a Blog But No One Cared Fri, Jan 8, 2010 Enterprise 2.0   Image Courtesy of Flickr user cogdogblog As many of you know, here at Booz Allen, we’ve got an internal suite of social media tools available on our Intranet – Dear IT Guy, Can You Actually Use the Tool You’re Creating? Government 2.0 Email is still king.

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The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases

Adam Sherk

Adam Sherk June 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm Well done Lee There’s probably a program out there that could string together all 75 with some verbs and prepositions… Frank Strong June 29, 2010 at 4:38 pm Nice post Adam, we’ll have to see about adding a link to our tools and tips page! We see this type of marketing speak over and over in press releases and promotional materials.

eLearning 2.0 Technologies and Concepts: Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners

Buzz Marketing for Technology

have been using Netvibes for more than a year now and similarly to the use case in the presentation I have tailored my start page to fulfill my needs in certain contexts (trips, translation tools, tech news, community and collaboration). experimented with start pages for PLE but opted to go to the learning landscape option with; with elgg I have the lifelong space I need for the students with social networking, collaboration tools and theopen architecture to add functionality as required. Data Visualization Tools. Blog Tool in SharePoint. Blogroll.

Finding B2B Social Media Tools That Add Value – not Just Time

You or your colleague may be suffering from a significant case of Social Media Tool Exhaustion. This next tool might be the key to a successful digital PR campaign.” It’s true — online engagement analysis is not for the weak of heart. Why do you want to test the tool? Senior PR practitioners need to understand how these tools fit within a larger marketing strategy.

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Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags

Home About Us Contact SEJ News PPC SEO Tools Social Links BlueGlass SEO Services Social Media Marketing Pay Per Click Online Reputation Management Content Development Mar 24 2009 Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags What is a Twitter hashtag? Anns expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyGuestBlog. Thanks. Jens P.

How to Own Your Blogger Outreach Process

Convince & Convert

When the budget doesn’t allow for a blogger outreach tool, you can find bloggers by Googling for blogrolls on a topic orby using a tool like Tweepi  to tap into bloggers on Twitter. At GroupHigh, I have worked with both brands and agencies on blogger outreach strategy. IMI), one of the top digital marketing agencies. It was a great post. Everything Enjoy! Why Bloggers?

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

People are the fuel behind social media, which is really just tools and tactics. Social media tools provides customers new ways to hear about, research and talk about their needs.  Consumer segmentation models are typically owned in these groups, and often they are leveraged for behavioral patterns that help with the proverbial 4 Ps – Product, Price, Place and Promotion. 

Social Business: Where It's Been & Where It's Going

  Social: The Human Web With digital now established as transformational business tool—the Internet and the world began to evolve again.   Social: The Human Web With digital now established as transformational business tool—the Internet and the world began to evolve again. Blogroll Buffet. Logic+Emotion. About Me. About You. About My Employer. Visual Thinking.

Dear IT Guy, Can You Actually Use the Tool You're Creating.

Social Media Strategery

Development Social Media Dear IT Guy, Can You Actually Use the Tool You’re Creating? These are purposely ridiculous questions – wouldn’t the best developers use the actual tools they’re responsible for building?  RT @sradick: Dear IT Guy, if you USED the platform/tool that you’re creating, you’d make my life a lot easier [link to post] – Posted using Chat Catcher [link] mhirapara (Manish Hirapara) Twitter Comment RT @ericdbrown: Dear IT Guy, Can You Actually Use the Tool You’re Creating? Government 2.0 Notice anything?

What the ComScore Digital Year in Review means for small biz marketers

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Use different mediums and tools to support your objectives, don’t allow your campaigns or departments or objectives be funneled into a single silo. Also, its easier and easier to see only what you want to see in Twitter, so this age group can use the tool more specifically, rather than be inundated with information not of relevance to them. What’s your social currency?

" Some Thoughts About Effective Networking Online The Networking for Success Project: A W.TEC project, teaching Nigerian women to use Web 2.0 tools and other ICTs effectively to develop and advance their work.

Buzz Marketing for Technology

tools and other ICTs effectively to develop and advance their work. >. On my blog I write about how to use the tools - the different social networking sites - but the tools come and go - what’s important is the art of networking.  And, that’s why (I think) - I’ve been successful using these tools. Blogroll. About NFS. Mentors. NFS Schedule.

How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting


started out on sites by photo bloggers I met at a photowalk in downtown Phoenix and branched out from there with people in their comments and on their blogrolls. And thanks to sites that have the Recent / Top Commenters links sitewide, Google Webmaster Tools reports it to have 1,297 links already. As some of you may know, I recently launched a photography blog, Photostry. Results.

Pros and Cons of Starting a Blog

Don’t be put off by a blog as it’s a powewful tool, but don’t be fooled as it does take a time commitment. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated) LinkedIn: Great Tool to Drive Traffic to Your Blog B-to-B Marketers: 6 Tips to Drive Traffic to Your Blog How Do You Find Readers For Your Blog? Pro – It’s Free! Con – Time Consuming. Pro – Establish your Brand.

Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

Building an Effective Business Profile on Twitter From TwiTip: As the popularity of micro-blogging continues to grow, it’s going to become a tool used by advertisers and marketers. Social Media Starter Pack From Chris Brogan: Advice on the most important social media tools you’ll want to use when getting started in social media. That is until recently. That someone was me. profiles.

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6 Tips to Make Your Blog More Successful in Reaching the.

Click Here to Email Me Check Out the Marketing Insights Podcast The Official Podcast of Tradesmen Insights Follow Me on Twitter Thanks To All That Supported the Habitat Tool Drive [link] 56 minutes ago 5 Ways to Use Content Marketing to Attract New Business [link] 1 hour ago what kind of lead tracking system do you use? What fuels the engine to this strategy is good content. Be consistent.

A Comprehensive List of Social Media Tips, Guides, Plugins.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials A Comprehensive List of Social Media Tips, Guides, Plugins, Platforms, Analytics Tools, Apps and other great Social Media Resources Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of Social Media Tips, Guides, Plugins, Platforms, Analytics Tools, Apps and other great Social Media resources. Tips & Guides Mashable – Twitter Lists, Resources & How-Tos [link] How To Blog: A Beginner?s Buzz Index – Today?s link] Hootsuite [link] Twitterfall – a way of viewing the latest ?tweets? tweets?

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Grinding the Crack


How to measure your blog’s growth – from SEO, social to subscribers, everything you might want to keep track of to see if your blog is growing plus free tools and a spreadsheet to use. tips for using your blog as a branding tool – five tips to help guide people’s impression of you through your blog. The Resources Mashup. Blogging / Writing. Business / Career.

On Alice in Wonderland and Social Media

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Alice had lots of marketing avenues to explore, and one day, while Alice was pondering her next marketing move, she saw a White Rabbit. Recently, I’ve been thinking about how social media compares to Alice in Wonderland. The elusive White Rabbit.telling you EXACTLY what he thinks. The Moral of the Story: Before you follow the White Rabbit, talk with him some more. Alice does both. Confused?

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A Look at Muck Rack's Twitter Press Release Service, 51 Releases Later

Adam Sherk

Muck Rack and MicroPR are good examples of people using some creative thinking to get the right information to the right people using the online tools available. Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now! Of those 51 releases, 28 included a URL, so I tried using