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Six Surprising B2B Content Marketing Ideas

PWB Marketing Blog

Or, build a microsite with community features like discussion forums and message boards. Different people consume different types of content. Breathe new life into old content by reimagining it in different forms and presenting it to buyers (via social media and other channels) at the right stage of the buying cycle for maximum impact. Do not pitch your products.

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How to Build a True Learning Community at the Core of Your Membership Model

SocialFish

archived member discussions on the topic, captured from message boards.  He can count on the information being up-to-the-minute and constantly updated. Lunch break: logs into VIN to check discussions on message boards or catches up on a new clinical update. medical message board, rather than a benefits package or organization chart was the first piece that VIN launched.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

are the most retweetable day/time of the week, per Dan Zarella of HubSpot. (I don’t buy that one, as in my experience, Twitter pretty much dies between noon on Friday and early Saturday morning.) 48% of Twitter users say they rarely or never check Twitter. Kind of amazing considering the prevalence of social buttons of all types all over the web.” Or that 73% of U.S.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Part 2 hasn’t been posted as of the compilation of this report, but you should know that SEO is about a strong brand, that you must perform research, real value produces great results, and you must understand where to circulate the message to get the best results. It includes considerations for the types of things you need for good SEO (and again, attention) when publishing blog posts.

How to Evaluate an Expired Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

A friend recently asked me about a domain name he was thinking of buying. If a domain name has 30,000 links from one message board (a footer link?), If you end up buying the domain name will other site owners linking to that domain name remove the links to you? Domain names can be very pricey nowadays, well into the thousands of dollars, or even more than that. Yahoo!

6 Laws Every Blogger Needs to Obey so they Don’t Get Sued

ProBlogger

Buy royalty-free images: You can also simply buy royalty-free images and not have to worry about copyright. These photos do not have copyright restrictions, but are usually based upon a few Creative Common attributes, like “share,” “modify,” or “non-commercial use.” No matter the attribution type you use, it’s still a polite to link to the original Flickr page. When it comes to reviews, comments or copy on message boards, you do not own the content: the original author owns it. This guest post is by Neil Patel of KISSmetrics. Let me explain…. Well, it depends.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

mashable.com

Generate Leads There are two types of marketing departments — those that are cost centers and those that bring in leads and sales. In many instances, these audiences self-identify online as interested in specific topics, themes, products and/or services and congregate in groups, message boards or communities. Furthermore, messaging was targeted for a specific region, which spoke volumes to New York professionals in need of offices. 2. This helps organizations maintain consistency in messaging to their communities. 10 Inspiring "Buy One Give One" Proje.

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HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers

mashable.com

That’s pretty incredible, considering social campaigns require no media buys and cost next to nothing to implement, whereas banners and search ads are a huge expense. There are a wealth of social media measurement tools that enable marketers to find the people who are talking most about their brand, see what type of content they’re sharing and with whom, and how they are sharing it (e-mail, Twitter Twitter , Facebook Facebook , their own blogs, etc.). View More » Tech Free Messaging App Kik Hits 2 Million. 10 Inspiring "Buy One Give One" Proje. Thanks. iOS 4.2

How Offline Promotion Landed 300 New Blog Visitors

ProBlogger

And these are the kind of people who aren’t trolling comment threads and message boards like the rest of us. Instead of promoting my entire blog, I picked a popular article on my site titled, “I Get Paid to Buy Beer,” bought the domain  iGetFreeBeer.com , and permanently redirected the domain to the article hosted on my blog. My experiment. My first move was to step offline.

A Brief History Of Social Media

socialmediarockstar.com

The first “tweetup&# type social media events were 2600 meetings. Bulletin Board Systems (BBS’s) – (1979 – 1995) image: Robert Watson The first BBS or electronic “Bulletin Board System&# was developed and was opened to the public in 1979 by Ward Christensen. BBSes had social discussions on message boards, community-contributed file downloads, and online games. THis was before windows so it was a black screen and you had to type dos code for everything you said. “Handles&# or online pseudonyms were the norm. thanks!

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

Pamorama

Chat : Chat can refer to any kind of communication over the Internet, but traditionally describes one-to-one communication through a text-based chat client commonly called an instant messaging application. Comment : A comment is a response that is often provided as an answer of reaction to a blog post or message on a social network. But never fear! site (e.g. Internet websites.

Social Media Strategy: 10 Experts Reveal Their Secrets

Viper Chill

Facebook for me is a lot of work, for a small audience of people who are not in the learn, buy or convert mode. Use the messaging system in SU to actively promote your links. Forums Message boards are really the first internet form of social media, after IRC. Except you are already an authority in your niche, social media traffic is very tempting but not the best type.

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Cloud Jacking: 7 Steps to Dominate Your Niche

Viper Chill

There’s also the ‘leave your job’ type bloggers writing excellent content such as Cody , Corbett and Christine. By now you should have a good idea of where your market spends their time online and what type of websites they like to visit. The next step is to head over to Google, type in those phrases, and see if there are actually relevant results. Friendfeed?

The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

www.convinceandconvert.com

Use WWSGD to include a little message before or after each of your posts, asking readers to subscribe to your RSS feed (or buy you a drink). The genius of this plug-in (and the reason it’s named after Seth Godin) is that you can set one message for first-time visitors, and a second message for repeat visitors. disclosure – I am on the Board) [link].

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A New Theme, Part 1: 11 Ways to Prepare for Your Blog Theme Upgrade

ProBlogger

Check to make sure that the theme is blog-friendly, perhaps by looking at implementations of it on other blogs before you buy. 2. Read what the deal includes and what it doesn’t, and life will be easier after you type in your credit card information and make the purchase. 4. Blog themes, especially premium ones, are made to suit different types of blogs and bloggers. You are?

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

Convince & Convert

Use WWSGD to include a little message before or after each of your posts, asking readers to subscribe to your RSS feed (or buy you a drink). The genius of this plug-in (and the reason it’s named after Seth Godin) is that you can set one message for first-time visitors, and a second message for repeat visitors. SocialMention For more comprehensive social media searching, I use SocialMention , which indexes blogs, tweets, message board posts, and a lot more. disclosure – I am on the Board) [link]. Smart. implement bit.ly Nifty. Thanks!

Social Media Monitoring Grudge Match: Radian6 vs. Scout Labs

www.socialmediaexplorer.com

They also don’t do a good job of catching message boards and forums, though I’m sure that will improve over time. While I’m not sure why there was an inconsistency in the number of Twitter messages returned, it may have something to do with spam/duplication filters. Never mind the ability to factor in key messaging, source, etc. monthly. Dislike?

An Open Letter to Facebook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Your standard messaging goes to the effect of “Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to every [concern] individually, but we are reading them.&# I get that, but this isn’t just a casual encounter anymore. But let’s just say that the main admin of a big brand’s page or other type of page leaves the company on bad terms and defaces or even removes the Facebook Page.

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

Convince & Convert

Look to Yelp and Forums When you get beyond social networks, the heaviest concentration of influential impressions is on ratings and reviews sites (32%), followed by discussion boards/forums at 29%. Same with the message board trolls, who are all too easy to overlook in favor of bloggers and Twitterers. Take your customer database and build this type of influence scoring spreadsheet (This is not Forrester stuff, I put this together – don’t blame them) : Note that I gave the behavior-based markers double-weighting. Sore spot with us PR types.)