Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
——— My favorite Associations Now author, Ernie Smith, wrote a great article about building community around your most engaged users. Kudos to the Boston Globe for recognizing that creating a community for its most engaged readers is a great tactic. But a Facebook Group as the home for that community? But online communities? Now I’m crying.
Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate
MARCH 16, 2016
Kimberly Erskine says Google+ is not dead and makes the case on why businesses are discounting their SEO efforts if they don't use it consistently. The post Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate appeared first on Spin Sucks.
How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
Despite its uncertainty in the stock market, Facebook continues to be an excellent way to connect with your client base and potential customers. This struggle is even more difficult for business-to-business (B2B) marketers, who feel so lost trying effectively target business professionals on Facebook that they only put in half the effort or abandon the platform completely. Go Viral.
22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community
DECEMBER 14, 2015
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. A lively community has developed and grown on Facebook and Twitter. The 22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community.
Putting the “We” in Community
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
In the social space, there’s a lot of talk about “community.” ” We hear it all the time and, rightly so; because community is just that important. Like Rome, however, a community can’t be built in a day. But community is a funny thing; you’re either all in, or you’re out. Putting “we” in community.
Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation
APRIL 17, 2015
Then you started distributing said content through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest… maybe other platforms as well. You may have created great content, and you may have a good distribution plan, but shares and engagement are unlikely to come unless you have also focused on community building. Content Marketing Public Relations automation community building content marketing
5 Community Management Tips on Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD
JANUARY 28, 2013
In addition to being Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD for all you hashtag fiends), today is also the day: Henry VIII died (1547, and women all over England breathed a sigh of relief). Now, definitions aside, I think community building (and, therefore, the management thereof) is one of the biggest differences between “old” and “new” PR. That’s ok.
Why people don’t get Google+
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Google+ is a great social network. Google+ is worth the effort. I like to say Google+ combines the best of Twitter and Facebook on one network. With Google+ you can toss off a quick comment on a link you’ve shared and find thoughtful commentary building on it for days, in a threaded format just like Facebook and popular forums. Here’s the thing.
Monday Roundup: Building Your Business Community
JUNE 3, 2013
Having a strong community is one of the most important aspects of business. This week’s roundup includes seven posts that are good reads on both maintaining as well as building your business community. How To Be A Better Facebook Community Manager. Why: Shelly Kramer details what goes into successful daily Facebook management. Happy Monday! Enjoy!
Google+ Communities Yay or Wait and See?
DECEMBER 9, 2012
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. Add to that the very important fact that anyone can create a Google+ Community. What’s not to love?
Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More
JUNE 21, 2014
The team at Vocus has researched the latest and greatest trends in marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Here’s what they found: Facebook. Facebook users like photos. Google+. Chobani uses hashtags created by the community, not the company. The world of social media is ever-changing.
How To Grow Your Facebook Community
DECEMBER 20, 2012
This post will depress all the Facebook Ninjas who’ve drunk the Facebook Koolaid. One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. But their Facebook Page has just 23 fans so far. Three of those are my two Facebook accounts, and the third is that of my partner. The Page will show up in Google search results.
How Google+ Could Affect SEO
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
Google HQ is constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of searches. There are several issues with ranking user-generated content through social media because it depends who is the original author, to what communities the author belongs to, and whether the author is an authority on the subject of the content. Here is a discussion of how Google+ could affect SEO.
Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]
APRIL 24, 2015
At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. Now, especially if you work in the PR field, you may be familiar with #soloPR (and the excellent Twitter chats); you may not be as familiar with Hoop.la , but it’s a really excellent online community software platform. measurepr.
How Instagram Makes Communities Better
JULY 3, 2012
Our conversation reminded me of Jeff Jarvis’ What Would Google Do ? Jarvis writes: Please, the publisher beseeched him, how can my publication start a community like yours? We should own a community, shouldn’t we? You don’t start communities, he said. Communities already exist. Instagram is thriving because their service makes existing communities better.
135 Million Users Are Active in Google+ Stream
The Realtime Report
DECEMBER 11, 2012
“Today Google+ is the fastest-growing network thingy ever” wrote Google Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra in a blog post late last week. The blog post also announced new features for Google+, showing a continued effort to make the social network more appealing to users. Social Media Statistics Google Google Plus social networking statistics
How to Bring Humor to Community Management
Convince & Convert
APRIL 23, 2015
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Community managers have a challenging job. Following a hilarious video on improving your private life, in which the company introduces guru Fille Güte, Ikea Singapore took to Facebook to launch the Shelf Help Guru Contest. but don’t let that scare you away from showcasing the more lighthearted side of your brand with community management.
How to Use #PRStack to Create a Community of Action
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
Here I lay out five significant steps #PRStack took that blog post rant into a positive community of action that is helping to change the modern workflow for the public relations industry. Define Your Community. So, you’re thinking about forming a community. What sort of community will it become? It became a community dedicated to change…a community of action.
Google+ Page Tips for Nonprofits
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
I admit I was a bit skeptical when I got an email from a Google rep offering to help set up a Google+ page for ASHA. I mean, god knows I’ve never heard of Facebook offering to help organizations with anything, much less brand pages. Also, I am still kind of lukewarm on Google+ overall. He shared this handy guide, 10 ways to build your community on Google+.
Top Magazines on Google+ Have Larger Fan Base But Less Engagement Than On Facebook
The Realtime Report
AUGUST 28, 2012
The buzz about Google Plus was grim as 2012 began: “ a virtual ghost town compared to Facebook ” was how the platform was described in February, as the rapid user growth following its June 2011 launch leveled off — and data revealed that those who signed up were doing little after that. Community Size: Impressive. By November 2011, comScore reported that 15.2 visitors.
18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business
FEBRUARY 25, 2014
Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement. So what are the best practices for posting and sharing content on Google+? What are the best tools for analyzing Google+ activity and results? ” Google+ and SEO.
Google+ v. Facebook: The Battle For Our Love
JULY 19, 2011
But the ability to put people in them is not a big enough draw for me to entirely abandon Facebook if only a small number of my contacts set up Google+ profiles. are all still over at Facebook. And, more importantly, the audience my organization is trying to connect with is still on Facebook. LinkedIn was like Facebook, but for work. But it’s coming.). G+ is work.
Are The Signs Pointing to the Demise of Google+ ?
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
As much as I liked the concept of Google+ (or is it Google Plus? When it launched three years ago, I was among the many who had high hopes for the platform, wishing it would replace Facebook. And for individuals who blog or contribute to publications, Google authorship was worth setting up a Google+ profile for in terms of SEO and verification of authority.
Building Your Community On Social Media
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MARCH 30, 2015
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Cinemagraphs: The “New” Facebook Ad Format is Mesmerizing GIF/Video Hybrids
MARCH 2, 2015
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. The effect is quite hypnotic and certainly attention-grabbing especially when played in a loop, a feature Facebook just added to Instagram this month. Similar Posts: How to secure your Facebook Page from being hacked.
Breaking Up Google
JANUARY 27, 2014
It may be time to break Google up. At a minimum, the Justice Department should consider taking up antitrust action against Google again. Google takes these actions to drive revenue for its advertising products. Contextual and creepy at the same time, Google uses all of the data collected from products to serve the ad beast, which in turn suggests products from paying partners.
Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!
DECEMBER 28, 2011
Tweet Community Managers are the voice of the brand, but their role varies across companies. There are no set list of rules or guidelines which can a make a successful community, but all successful communities have a common ingredient – a good Community Manager. With a boom in social media presence of brands, the role of a Community Manager is growing.
Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies
JANUARY 2, 2013
I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association. In the process of disconnecting myself from the organization’s various social media accounts, it occurred to me that I haven’t seen a lot–or anything–written about how to leave a community management position. Facebook. Google+. Linkedin.
Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community
MAY 13, 2015
In October of last year, I launched an online community called Agree, Disagree, or Qualify. Building an online community doesn’t happen overnight. Discussion builds communities. ADQ started as an extension of a Facebook page experiment on my own personal wall. The community builds upon itself by testing claims and commenting on those claims. The more discourse that takes place, the more others engage and the larger the community becomes. Communities co-create their own culture. Photo: Provided by ADQ Community. Hey there, #WUL.
The New Model: How Google+ “Gets” Content
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
MAY 15, 2012
Google+ has just won the People’s Choice award for social media at The Webby Awards presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. This may come as a surprise, since Google+ isn’t as popular as was first expected. Prior to the latest Google updates, links were closely related to high rankings and more pronounced visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs).
How ‘Google AMP’ & ‘Facebook Instant Articles’ Integration With WordPress Will Transform The Internet?
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
It was probably because Google issued a signal way back in 2010 that website speed is soon going to be an important consideration for ranking going forward. It was then in October 2015 that Google announced its AMP project and made everyone’s obsession reaching a peak with their website speed, further making sure that Accelerated Mobile Pages don’t go a miss. What is ‘Google AMP’?
Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More
JULY 7, 2014
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. so you can track how many people are clicking through from Facebook. Optimize your Google+ posts. Creating great content isn’t enough. Shorten URLs: Bit.ly
Boost your business with Google Plus Page ??? How Create Google+ Profile and Page
Social Media Marketing
AUGUST 9, 2014
Google Plus is a social networking site design and developed by Google Inc. Google+ is a similar social media site like Face book, Linkedin and Stumble Upon where user can share anything that he/she like. Google+ is the second largest social media site after Facebook. After completing their profile you are ready to use Google+.
Facebook: Improving Employee Communications?
JANUARY 8, 2013
Whether you want to go for coffee, meet a friend or keep yourself posted on your friends’ birthdays, Facebook is where today’s generation updates each other by sharing the minutest details of their lives on the platform. Today, though, Facebook isn’t so much about friends, family or clients who are trying to connect with today’s generation. Case in point: me.
YouTube, Gmail, Google Places are Dead, Long Live Google Plus
APRIL 26, 2013
Will Google fold YouTube, Gmail and Places into Google Plus? Oh, and Google’s Authorship Markup suddenly screws with your SEO (search engine optimisation) and SMO (social media optimisation) in ways that you can only imagine. Google’s SMO search algorithm ). The images show the eery similarity between the rebranding of YouTube into OneChannel and Google Plus.
15 Ways To Get More Followers On Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+
The Social Media Hat
JULY 25, 2016
Social Media 15 Ways To Get More Followers On Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+. We can tell you how to get more followers on Twitter, how to get more fans on Facebook, and how to get followers on Instagram and Google +. How to Get More Followers on Facebook. Ah Facebook. But how do you get more followers on Facebook? Google Hangouts.
16 Random Facts My Community Taught Me
DECEMBER 18, 2015
The other day, I asked this on Facebook: Boy, do my peeps know a lot of random facts! There’s a ton more over on my Facebook Page, if you want to go have a look-see. Google? area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Community community building random factsHaaahhvahd.
The Truth about Google + for Business (and Content Marketing)
Convince & Convert
MAY 2, 2014
Tweetable Moments They’re not going to take away the aspects of the social layer; Google+ is Google. Tweet This Social Infrastructure This week’s podcast guest, Martin Shervington , was scheduled a long time ago, but his appearance comes at a particularly appropriate time given the recent announcement about changes in Google+ leadership. Holy Social! Seth Godin.
Building a New Kind of Cruise Community
APRIL 15, 2015
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. so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. We hired a world-class design firm to create a simple, elegant UX (user experience), borrowing the Google ethos of less is more and the Apple aesthetic of restraint and simplicity. So our small marketing team is now working to grow our user base and nurture our new community. Guest Post by J.D. Lasica. Surprise!
Google: Plus or Minus?
JULY 4, 2011
Many folks have reviewed Google+. Certainly the launch went well with pundits acknowledging the significant improvement over past Google efforts and the serious competition it may offer Facebook. However, while Google+ adds to the game, it subtracts from the dwindling pool of time dedicated to social networks. Google+ will add to that competitiveness.