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Use Grammatical Errors to Your Advantage

Spin Sucks

This movement was aimed at making it easier for children to learn English and more profitable for advertisers to promote their products by reducing printing costs as the words became shorter. Some of us can no longer imagine our existence without Flickr , Tumblr , and Digg. We expect to see a high level of accuracy and responsibility from respectable companies. So they misspelled it.

Social media metrics: why, what and how to measure according to Jim Sterne

Social Email Marketing

Social media management Social media metrics and measurement Social media ROI blogging bookmarking consumer-generated content customer satisfaction David Berkowitz Delicious Digg Facebook Flickr Forums and message boards Jim Sterne key performance indicator KPI LinkedIn lower costs Marketers Studio marketing mix media sharing micro-blogging Ning raise revenue roi sentiment social media marketing Social Media Metrics social networks StumbleUpon YouTubeIn his book ‘Social Media Metrics’, Jim Sterne says: “The Internet has always been a social medium”.

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How to Get Traffic from Web 2.0 Sites like Digg, Reddit & StumbleUpon

blog.mindvalleylabs.com

Sites like Digg, Reddit & StumbleUpon March 8th, 2007 by Mike Reining Read more about Articles , Popular Web 2.0 sites like Digg, StumbleUpon and Reddit are relatively new. Digg, launched in early 2005 is already one of the top 100 sites on Alexa. He also submitted it to Digg and saw the same result. Sites like Digg, Reddit & StumbleUpon [.] take a guess.

11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

While recent studies show that about half of marketers say that social media reduces their overall marketing costs , it is by no means without a price. The primary budget effect of social media marketing is to shift costs from media buying to labor. Digg this! This confusion is partly due to some still-common misconceptions about social media marketing. Argh, no! Um, no.

Clout vs. Klout – Or the Real Meaning of Social Influence

Unspoken

” “The most cost-effective performance can be realized using ‘ordinary influencers’ – individuals who exert average or even less-than-average influence.” Digg Digg. I've done some reading lately which has brought together and focused my theory of marketing through online influencers. Awareness Networks published a white paper entitled “3 Keys to Influence: Understanding and Leveraging Influence.” 90% of consumers rely on recommendations from people they know. Related posts: Influence Met Transparency with @Kred.

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Pinterest Revises Their Terms Of Use…But Are The Changes Enough?

SocMed Sean

Digg this! I have had a LOT of feedback about my article about why I deleted by pinboards because of Pinterest’s Terms of Use. Everything from fear to curiosity to anger. In case you haven’t read my earlier articles, I’m actually very impressed with Pinterest and their approach to social sharing. Honestly, I hope to back on Pinterest soon. just don’t abide by that.

Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?

yMarketingMatters

Note the costs and human resources involved in producing good, valuable videos before signing your business up. There are also social bookmarking sites (Stumble Upon and Digg), as well as Local Search and Review Sites (Google Places, Yahoo Local, City Search and Yelp) that are important for business.  I will cover these in a seperate blog. Tip #4: Don’t get frustrated. Stick with it.

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Developers: Use Your Skills In The Fight Against Diabetes!

SocMed Sean

Reduce the cost of care without compromising the quality and delivery of care. Digg this! I am a sucker for a challenge…almost to a fault. just can’t walk away from a good opportunity to wrap my brain around a problem. Photo courtesy of RRix on Flickr via Creative Commons. You see, I’m a connector. like to bring people together as a team to solve problems. Intrigued?

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The Anatomy of Viral Content

Pamorama

Viral marketing is a way to create value beyond the initial costs of creating the content. Cost is still a constant, but value grows exponentially based on the number of people whom the virality touches. Sharing content is an integral part of modern life. We share more content from more sources with more people more quickly and more often than ever before. Define ourselves to others.

The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today

Unspoken

JODI OKUN Loves helping parents find the financial resources to cover the cost of College. Digg Digg. I’m back from my keynote speech for the American Marketing Association – West Michigan where I talked about Influence. In my speech I reinforced my blog assertions that popularity is not influence and influence is not popularity. But then I added a new twist when it comes to measurement: As marketers, we need to start focusing on measuring intent instead of just measuring online influence. Why this focus on being remarkable ? believe it goes back to intent.

Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If I could offer you a billboard in the middle of Times Square for little to no cost for you to advertise your company would you do it? One of the great things about the Facebook is that it provides you access to a large audience of over 550 Million people worldwide at a very low cost so why not take advantage of it. Digg this! Go big and go broad with the Job Titles.

How to Get Started with Social Media Advertising

Idaconcpts

The rapid rise of social media has allowed skillful individuals to reach thousands of others at little or no cost other than manpower and wit. Digg this! So many social media options, so little time.  However, as more and more people join the social media movement, it no longer takes just manpower and wit to win the attention of social media users.  Facebook Ads. LinkedIn Ads. based).

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

If your blog gets big, you’ll want to monetize it (even if it’s just to support the costs/time) and you’ll have a harder time with that on Blogger and WordPress.com 44) Blogging takes time and commitment. Social Bookmarking Sites (Digg, Delicious, Technorati, etc.) 83) Forget them…they are dead and aren’t worth your time. So, here they are. content plan.

Skype Offering $10 for 3-month Premium Subscription

Idaconcpts

Skype is partnering with Groupon to offer $10 for a three-month Skype Premium subscription, which gets you unlimited international Skype-to-Skype calls, face-to-face video chatting, video conferencing, instant messaging and low-cost calls to non-users. Digg this! According to Groupon, this 3-Month Skype Premium Subscription is valued  at $26.97. Check it out: Tweet This!

9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity SMM

Virtually every social media monitoring tool worthy of the label covers the big social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter), social bookmarking sites (Digg, Reddit) and content sharing sites (YouTube, Flickr). Global monitoring capability adds cost and complexity to a tool, so don’t buy it if you don’t need it, but for multinational businesses, this is essential functionality. Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. But how do you choose one?

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Manipulating Influence Scores Makes No Sense at All

Unspoken

Keep it up and you might even gain some global recognition. A few things that Klout Score Master Class teachers don't tell you, above all, is that stealing a blog post could very well put you in a legal battle, and recommending random people on LinkedIn might cost you a great business opportunity in the future. Digg Digg. Recently I am seeing many posts and questions being asked, “How do I increase my Klout Score?” But what bothers me the most is that the majority of the answers are misleading as to how to improve your score in positive, ethical ways.

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

realtime social search engine that pulls current and recent results for any term from Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, Digg and Delicious. The Best Things In Life Are Free: 10 Tools For Digital Professionals That Don’t Cost A Dime by MediaPost Online Media Daily. Digg this! Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Create video emails?

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Change or Die | Fast Company

Buzz Marketing for Technology

My Bookmarks Digg Del.icio.us My Yahoo Google Stumble Upon. He turned the discussion to patients whose heart disease is so severe that they undergo bypass surgery, a traumatic and expensive procedure that can cost more than $100,000 if complications arise. million heart patients have angioplasties -- all at a total cost of around $30 billion. HP Officejet Pro Printers and Inks Professional color printing for up to half the cost of laser. ); document.write( ); FastCompany.com | Where ideas and people meet. Feedback. Find People. Find Groups. Find Blogs. Search. Ideas.

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Then we can really change the dynamic from marketing as a cost center to marketing as a profit center! Digg this! Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way. So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year?

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How Twitter Celebrities Monetize Their Accounts

Idaconcpts

MyLikes contacted its portfolio of high profile influcencers to negotatate cost-per tweet campaigns. According to MyLikes, in the cost-per-tweet campaign, 10 tweets by high profile MyLikes influencers directed their followers to Kayak’s website, and resulted in 16,626 click throughs. Digg this! How much do you think a tweet is worth? Snoop Dogg promoting Mafia Wars on Twitter.

The Future of Social Media

Webbiquity SMM

The cost and specialized knowledge involved, however, severely limited its utility as well as the length of messages that could be practically sent. It was costly to send out printed documents, you could send them only to your known contact list, and they weren’t searchable by the general population. Digg this! We live in amazing times. Still, distribution was an issue.

Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

Webbiquity SMM

Using social media channels for customer support can both improve a company’s image—by demonstrating, publicly, responsiveness to customer issues—and reduce customer support costs. 4. Digg this! Though business use of social media is rapidly increasing, many executives remain skeptical of its value. Share content (your own and others’). Get ideas for product development.

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20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Pamorama

By establishing a presence on the social Web, you can gain virtually unlimited exposure to your target audience without incurring the higher costs associated with traditional marketing campaigns. While participating in social media is good, it can be difficult  to track how you’re performing — Are you actually reaching your target market? How is your brand perceived? Wide reach.

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Tagging individuals in unflattering pictures that may end up costing your friends their jobs. Social News (Digg, Sphinn, Mixx, Reddit, Tip’d, and a whole load of related sites) Submitting only your own articles and posts to social media sites. Once upon a time, I stumbled upon a Digg submission of a Sphinn submission of a blog post. Many call this spam. Usually.) At all.

4 Ways the Twitter You Know is Changing Forever

Convince & Convert

The rise of Twitter was accompanied by the slow demise of RSS and Digg, as the surging popularity of the 140-character kid made many previous pointing and info-gathering technologies unnecessary. Twitter is on its way to becoming something entirely different. At that point, Twitter became less about you and more about what’s worthy of attention. Twitter as a Ratings Service.

1:1 Social Advertising in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So how much did this targeted advertising cost you say $100, $200, $1000?? Try $1.94 – he set up the ad to be CPC with a $10 cost per click and within a few days I was dialoging with him and setting up a time to talk. Digg this! Imagine a world where B2B Marketers could target specific decision makers in specific companies using Social Media ads. Read on …. Tweet This!

How to Get an Influencer's Attention

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

selected influencers in all different “walks of life&# and areas of influence, from the blogosphere to the power users of Digg to founders of successful startups and authors of bestselling books. Andrew Sorcini Andrew Sorcini is also known as Mr. Baby Man and is Digg’s #1 User. Perhaps this might serve as the start of a real relationship. They understand brevity. No hype.

Startups To Watch in 2011

Idaconcpts

Customers won’t be frustrated by a busy restaurant, and the establishment can cut costs and have a more satisfied clientele. Digg this! The most successful startups are able to stay a step ahead of their competition by analyzing the current trends to predict the next hot application that will captivate the public. Rapportive Replaces Ads with Useful Info. Already sold? Tweet This!

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There’s a cost to this, though. In both cases, you can build an app on your Facebook wall that will let you estimate your monthly renter’s/homeowner’s insurance costs or your mortgage. Digg Diigo Disqus Dopplr Facebook Fetch Flickr FriendFeed gdgt Google Reader Identi.ca After all, Facebook could eat the web. Therefore, it’s a force to be reckoned with.

Social Media Marketing - Is Your Business Ready?

www.toprankblog.com

There are a number of free or low cost tools that one can use to identify a brand’s current social web participation, ranging from social media monitoring software to profile checking tools like KnowEm to social search tools like How Socialable , 48ers or socialmention. What departments, business units, cost centers and approval entities would be involved with the Social Media program?

Measuring Social Media Effectiveness & Engagement – On Your Own

TwiTip

You can do this on your own, without the cost. Starting from top to bottom you’ll list them all – Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Digg, Vimeo, LinkedIn, etc. Using social media effectively, specifically for business, is not merely a popularity game – at least not anymore. At first, that was how we (business owners, marketers, communicators, etc.) measured the effectiveness of our efforts on sites like Twitter, Facebook and the like. These days are gone – or they should be. No more “spray and pray”. Testing and measuring are all part of evaluating the effectiveness of a program.

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Open Source Web Management and Design Tools

Idaconcpts

While you could easily empty your bank account on a commercial or custom-built e-commerce solution, there are a few good free and open source solutions that work very well, at no cost. Digg this! Everything a web designer needs for free: Designing and managing a website need not be an expensive affair. Special thanks to 34sp.com dedicated web hosting for their insight. PHP/SQL. MySQL.

12 Reasons to Use Social Media to Grow Your Business

Pamorama

SEO benefits: Many social media bookmarking sites use NOFOLLOW tags that limit the outbound link value of posts made on their sites, but there are still many leading sites that allow DOFOLLOW tags — including Friendfeed, Digg, and Mixx. There's always an opportunity cost… [link] Mike Pam, this post is fantastic. Are you using social media to grow your business? Thanks.

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Andrew Worob provides an excellent, thoughtful list of responses to common social media objections such as “we don’t have the resources,&# can’t justify the costs, or executives don’t believe their audience is using social media. Digg this! Adoption soared. 85% of Inc. With that rapid adoption came a great deal of learning. Mistakes were made. Magazine.

Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog

Webbiquity SMM

Sure, there are alternatives, ranging from other free or low-cost platforms (e.g., Digg, Facebook, LinkedIn), even create an e-commerce store. Over the last decade, business blogs have gone from being a novelty to a leading-edge practice to an essential element for any company seeking to optimize its presence on the web. According to Small Business Trends and HubSpot , the percentage of businesses with blogs has increased from less than half in 2009 to nearly two out of three in 2011. Why are so many companies now embracing blogging? Location. Author(s). Sassy? Intellectual?

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Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Anthony Piwarun presents a detailed, step-by-step guide to optimizing various key areas of your LinkedIn profile (headline, summary, title) as well as other factors, shows what kind of results are achievable, and answers the question: is premium membership worth the cost? Digg this! Blogs represent 50%, Facebook 47% and…Twitter scores 41%.”. How Can I Look Amazing On LinkedIn?

Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

mashable.com

The costs for social media support can vary widely — some social media consultants charge a flat fee per month for an agreed-upon scope of work, while others charge by the hour, at rates varying from $50 to $100 or more per hour. Whatever Whatever the cost, the bar for success will be set much higher when you’re actually paying someone to do it. Make Have an account?

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