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22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community

Spin Sucks

In the past 12 months, the #PRstack community has  created an app that has characterized more than 250 third-party tools. It has published 48 how-to guides written by more than 35 community members covering different areas of the public relations workflow. lively community has developed and grown on  Facebook  and  Twitter. The 22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community.

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Hide Facebook Profile from Search Engines

Ari Herzog

I am a Facebook oxymoron. Despite being friends with relatively few people on Facebook, anyone, friend or not, can read or comment on my wall. allow the global Facebook community to find me, read my personal profile updates and comment when inspired; but I disable my profile from being indexed by search engines. Connect: Twitter | Facebook | Email | 978.558.0008.

The Power of Social Over Search Engines

Spin Sucks

How long do you think you could go without using an Internet search engine? asked my friends and networks the question, and two thirds of the people I asked said that, on average, they use a search engine more than 10 times per day. Think about the power and influence this gives search engines over the way we see the world. Today’s guest post is written by Paul Sutton.

Facebook Open-Sources Community Cellular Manager

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced the open-sourcing  of a solution aimed at furthering its mission of connecting the world. Software engineers Kurtis Heimeri and Steve Muir and infrastructure strategist Shaddi Hasan  announced in a blog post  last week that the code for Community Cellular Manager is available via GitHub. The local community, primarily subsiding on agriculture and tourism, now has access to cellular connectivity. CCM requires only basic technical literacy, with a simple web interface for users of the system. hours outside of Manila.

Facebook Forms Partnership to Create Affordable Housing in Silicon Valley

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is doing its part to help create affordable housing in communities near its headquarters in Menlo Park , Calif. Vice president for public policy and communications Elliot Schrage  announced in a Newsroom post  Friday that Facebook formed a partnership with community groups, philanthropies and other companies, and the social network made an initial $20 million contribution to that partnership. The partnership will devote $625,000 to job training in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform

SocialFish

For many associations, engagement happens exclusively online, and getting an online community to an effective place is a long-term, detailed task. Here at SocialFish, we’re strong advocates of the Open Garden concept and online communities, so we’re always eager to test out new platforms. does more than a standard online community or website forum. In all, rasa.io

Facebook Announces Crisis Response, Charitable Giving Tools at Social Good Forum

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook used its Social Good Forum in New York Thursday to introduce several tools for its users in the areas of crisis response and charitable giving. Facebook introduced Safety Check  in October 2014 as a way for users in areas experiencing natural disasters or other crisis situations to let their friends and families know they are safe. Community Help. Fundraisers.

Association Social Media: American Society of Civil Engineers

SocialFish

———————   Welcome to Elizabeth Bookhultz, Social Media Specialist, American Society of Civil Engineers! 1) First things first –  in what department in your organization does your role sit? On the other hand, Twitter is where we find a lot of academics and engineering firms. Who do you report to? . Are they interlinked in specific ways?

Understanding Facebook EdgeRank [Infographics]

Pamorama

The News Feed — in the center column of your home page — is a list of stories from the people and pages you follow on Facebook. According to comScore, 40% of time on Facebook is spent on the News Feed. Knowing how Facebook decides what shows up (and what doesn’t) in news feeds is key for digital marketers. Facebook Social Media Social Media Marketing

How Social Media Can Affect Your Search Engine Rankings

ProBlogger

Now more than ever, marketing experts are improving their marketing strategy with fewer resources, and they are shifting marketing budgets from traditional to digital tactics like search engine optimization and social media. You can see 38% of those doing very well with search engine optimization were also extensively integrating social media. Facebook is now over 1 billion users.

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

This post is the second 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. Salesforce is actively running their communities with fervent involvement.  Read Part 1 here. Productive? 

Cinemagraphs: The “New” Facebook Ad Format is Mesmerizing GIF/Video Hybrids

Mindjumpers

As auto-play videos is now being fully established on Facebook, the social network is looking into ways to increase the quality of the ads displayed in the News Feed. A new ad format called a cinemagraph could be the answer and it is expected to start appearing soon. Similar Posts: How to secure your Facebook Page from being hacked. General Electric. Honda. Burberry.

Google+ Communities Yay or Wait and See?

Janet Fouts

I don’t know about you but I’ve gotten more than a dozen invitations to Google+ communities in the last couple of days. In case you’re not aware of what that means, Google+ launched a new feature, Google+ Communities on Dec 6. Here’s a video from Google on what these new communities are all about: What Do Google+ Communities Offer My Business?

What's The Best Discovery Engine? | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

» What’s The Best Discovery Engine? Until Bing called itself a “decision engine,&# not many people had heard that term. And I’d wager to say the same thing about “discovery engine,&# though I like that term. Yes, StumbleUpon came upon this concept long before Facebook. Responses to “What’s The Best Discovery Engine?&#

Different Roles In The Community - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

When we handle a set of Audience on Facebook, Twitter, TSU, LinkedIn and other Platforms it is important to understand them. Free Search Engine Submission Of Your Business, Brand, Referral, Product, Personal URL Submit Your Site For Free Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! million people worldwide have used the Free Search Engine Submission Service Go Here And Submit!:

Secret Sauce for Small Business: Building Social Media Communities

Blue Focus Marketing

“Social Media Communities Empower Small Businesses&#. Twitter is an amazing place to meet interesting people and join communities.   But sometimes “ amazing &# is an understatement when it comes to Twitter relationships. Social Media Communities Create Value. Building your own community on Twitter is about creating value in terms of content and relationships.

Facebook Develops Custom 360-Degree Video Stabilization Technology

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced at its @Scale Conference 2016  in San Jose, Calif., Other announcements by the social network at @Scale included the open-sourcing  of its Zstandard compression algorithm and the deployment of its MyRocks next-generation MySQL  storage engine based on RocksDB. Some applications need these features, and they will allow MyRocks to become an all-purpose storage engine.

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Social Media Community Manager's Management

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming. Social Media Facebook Security These days all accounts and sites are concerned about account holders identity, and rightly so. Unported License. What do you do?

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. And I’m hoping you can tell us if our strategy makes sense or if it sucks (don’t hold back!), so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. So our ragtag army of cruise bloggers, travel writers, technologists and travel professionals teamed together to reverse-engineer the cruise discovery, planning and booking experience. Building a New Kind of Cruise Community.

How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

While most brands look to make a name for themselves on Facebook and Twitter, other businesses take a more introspective approach. Maintaining traditional channels like phone, email and live chat support are a must—but a solid support community can cut that burden drastically, saving you time and money. But good communities are more than support channels. It’s Worked Before.

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Interview with Community Manager: Helen Lynch from Yell.com

Social Media Citizens

Helen Lynch is a community manager at Yell.com, UK’s leading local search engine. You can follow Helen on Linkedin or Twitter. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? H: I started out in forums and IRC chat rooms, first as a user then as a volunteer mod and eventually moving into the role professionally. where I sometimes get to play with gadgets/toys and pretend it’s work! G: What are you top resources for community management? H: The emint mailserv, mentioned above. And what you mean by community – no two CM roles are exactly the same.

Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More

Pamorama

There are many tricks of the trade, such as including a shortened URL in your LinkedIn posts, using mobile-friendly images on Facebook, and applying the rule of thirds on Instagram. Optimize your Facebook posts. Provide a link: If you include a link, use a URL shortener such as Bit.ly so you can track how many people are clicking through from Facebook. Shorten URLs: Bit.ly

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing by Tamar Weinberg on May 5, 2010 Share As much as Facebook may not be kind to businesses , it’s still a tremendously valuable business tool.

Facebook News Feed: Friends and Family First, Core Values

SocialTimes Facebook

Friends and family come first in Facebook’s News Feed , as the social network detailed the latest tweak to its algorithm  and detailed the values that guide that algorithm. Engineering director Lars Backstrom  announced the algorithm update in a Newsroom post , saying that posts from friends will be ranked higher in News Feed than posts from pages. He wrote: Our top priority is keeping you connected to the people, places and things you want to be connected to—starting with the people you are friends with on Facebook. We don’t favor specific kinds of sources—or ideas.

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A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

Beat the Street, indeed: Facebook’s third-quarter-2016 financial results exceeded Wall Street’s projections across the board, and the social network now boasts 1.79 billion in the prior-year quarter, and Facebook said ad revenue grew by more than 50 percent in all regions of the globe. Facebook reported 1.79 66 percent of Facebook’s MAUs visit the social network every day.

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11 Little Facebook Tips That Bring BIG Engagement Results

Rebekah Radice

But when it comes to Facebook engagement, gaining audience attention can be tough. Below are a few tips to help you dazzle and delight your fans – and get your Facebook Page buzzing! 11 Little Facebook Tips That Bring BIG Engagement Results.  1. Brand recently changed mine to promote an upcoming Facebook webinar. Facebook is a visual medium. Contact Us.

How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Search Engine Optimization , Social Media > How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page by Tamar Weinberg on December 1, 2009 Share This is a guest post by Jesse Stay , founder and CEO of SocialToo.com and all around great Facebook Fan Page coder.

Introducing Blekko, the Self-curated Search Engine

ProBlogger

It’s the search engine that prides itself on human curation. Blekko separates itself from other search engines by making use of the “/” tag—the slashtag as a search tool. Using slashtags, you can basically create your own search engine for any topic you like. Right now, Blekko stands as a very unique search engine with a very bright future.

Is Community Leadership Better Value Than SEO?

Small Business Mavericks

Across the web, search engines deliver around 30% of all traffic. Some marketing experts now lean heavily towards social media, especially Facebook, Twitter and now Google+. In doing so, rather than broadcasting your content, you have the perfect opportunity to become a community leader within your niche.  That may well be Facebook or Twitter. Often, it is going to be more niche related areas such as forums and the blog community. You can access these channels, and if used wisely, can make you a community leader that everyone recognizes and trusts.

Watch out Google & TripAdvisor, Facebook Reviews are on the Rise | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

This week we see Facebook challenging the likes of review sites, YouTube adding community-oriented features to drive engagement and minimize trolls & inappropriate comments, and social media sites threaten Google in terms of product research, all of this, in this week’s Social You Should Know. Facebook Takes On Review Sites. Nice move, YouTube.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Facebook. Community Management/Engagement. Facebook. Today, I turn 30.

The Truth about Google + for Business (and Content Marketing)

Convince & Convert

But as a social layer, Google+’s potential impact extends far deeper into Google’s other products, including search engine optimization  and Google authorship. Facebook and Twitter data is not public, so Google will continue to want its own social layer that helps with content ranking. ” If it’s all about you, it’s impossible to build a community.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

What are the best days and times for Facebook updates? Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are the most popular social networks with search engine marketers. While 86% of marketing professionals have “liked” at least one brand on Facebook, just 58% of consumers have done so. But…20% of all divorces are blamed on Facebook. Facebook Facts and Statistics.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook by Tamar Weinberg on March 17, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Itamar Kestenbaum.

Facebook and Twitter Offer News Organizations Much More than Just News Delivery

Adam Sherk

The Pew Research Center’s The State of the News Media 2012 is out and the section on What Facebook and Twitter Mean for News makes for an interesting read. The figures on where users get their news links from is already being covered as a sign that Facebook and Twitter may not be as strong of a news source as previously thought. So don’t let social push SEO out of the mix.

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31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity SMM

event sponsorships, community outreach, analyst coverage, trade association membership) components. ” As indicated by the posts from Search Engine Watch and All Twitter highlighted below, that is starting to change, but only just. Beyond Search & Social: Online Marketing in 2014 by Search Engine Journal. Time for a New Definition of SEO by Search Engine Watch.

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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. Facebook has around 800 million members – why not spend an afternoon learning about Google Plus?

Facebook Tweaks Safety Check

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced several updates to its Safety Check  feature, including a new tool that allows select non-engineering employees to activate Safety Check and an internal Messenger bot. Software engineer Peter Cottle  revealed the new Safety Check developments in a blog post , which also offered a detailed look at the technology behind the feature.

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? It’s certainly gaining traction, with over 500 million users now on board, already half of Facebook’s total. Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. You can!

New Search Engine For Vets | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

Enter The Age Of Facebook Phone Calls » New Search Engine For Vets If you are a veterinarian or pet doctor, then you now have a new way to market your practice. It’s a search engine for veterinarians powered by Google. There have been search engines launched for specific professions for years. About Us What’s a Maverick? The concept is nothing new.