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The Life Cycle of a Social Network

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The launch of Geocities by Yahoo marked for some the beginning of a new revolution in the online media called social networking. Later, several other websites such as Classmates.com and Friendster contributed to the development of social networking to help reach our present day scenario, where we see the domination of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. Varghese.

Social Networking Stats: #RLTM Scoreboard; Facebook Ad Costs Highest In Russia

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. Facebook Advertising Costs: Russia, Japan and U.S. The cost advertising on Facebook varies dramatically by country, according to data available from digital measurement firm  Socialbakers. You can see the full  list of countries and their Facebook advertising costs here. Social Media Statistics Facebook advertising costs social networking stats

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Benefits of Putting Cost in Social Media [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Some time ago, we had a guest post on our blog stating how social media is not a cheaper alternative , even though many marketers think it doesn’t cost much. Of course, it’s free to establish a presence on social networks, but if you want to do it right and hire the right people to help you, it’s the wrong assumption to think it’s cheap.

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Faking it on Social Media: What are the Costs?

Spin Sucks

As communications professionals, we try to place emphasis on the quality of our networks, rather than the quantity, but what is it about those follower numbers that makes us feel so good? Be wary professionals…fake social media accounts are increasing and if you’re not careful, they can diminish your credibility and destroy your social media high. Building Your Social Networks.

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Social Networking Stats: Global Spending on Facebook Ads Increases 50%, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email marissa@modernmedia.co if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.    . ” The price for social ads on Facebook has risen 54% over the last year; the price of cost-per click search ads rose 8% in that time. Facebook: 1.23 via  Facebook.

Rules for Being an Evil Social Network

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Rules for Being an Evil Social Network. Being a social network seems to be a good business choice. However, every social network that's launched invariably gets torn down and destroyed in the end. Any flaws in my network that he is able to spot will be corrected before implementation. And finally.

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26 Blogging Mistakes That Are Costing You Time, Money, and Credibility

ProBlogger

When you have lots of eyeballs on your blog and there’s no engagement in the form of comments or social shares on your post (if you allow comments), you need to write terrific content. By continually replacing the latest post, you destroy social proof. Social media is important. Pick one, at most two to three social media networks. Those costs add up.

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The 3-Pronged Facebook Advertising Strategy That Cut Lead Costs by 80%

SocialFish

The campaign was costing them roughly $17 to acquire a new lead – which in this space was considered fairly good. Here’s how it looked: At a cost per lead of $19.07…that The first segment of the campaign ran for about three weeks, and although lead and sales objectives were being met, we knew Facebook was building data that we could then use to lower the lead costs even more.

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Thoughts on Poken & Off-line Social Networking

The Marketing Blog

While, the diary still scored over cellphone in some of the features the socially conscious consumer just wanted to have a single device. Fast forward to 20 September 2010 i.e. today where I just finished reading Kapil Ohri’s latest write-up on afaqs.com which talks about Poken – a USB enabled pen drive type social business card device. Filed under: Social Network , Web 2.0

The Value, Cost And Time Of Creativity

Twist Image

long-time friend (and one of the main inspirations behind the Six Pixels of Separation Blog and Podcast), we've decided to hold monthly conversations, debates and back-and-forths that will dive a little deeper into the Digital Marketing and Social Media landscape. online social network. social media 101. social media marketing. Episode #283 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #19.20 of Across The Sound. Can great creative happen fast or does great creative take time? ad age.

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Social Networking Online and Non-Profit Organizations | Freelance.

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Social Networking Online and Non-Profit Organizations by Meghan on May 26, 2009 As budgets and fundraising levels for non-profits get smaller, more organizations are turning to using social networking online as an essential part of their overall marketing strategy.

A Comprehensive Facebook Ads Checklist to Increase Email Acquisition

SocialTimes Facebook

billion monthly active users , it’s the largest social network around, making it an effective medium for gaining not only followers, but also high-quality email subscribers. To make sound decisions based on real data, measure your Facebook ad spend in relation to certain key metrics, such as the number of newly acquired email subscribers, open rates, CTRs and cost per action. What’s more, that list can also be used to improve your social media following. Consequently, of its more than 1 million subscribers , 500,000 are also followers of theSkimm on social media.

[Comic] Are You Really ‘Doing’ Social Media?

SocMed Sean

Engaging in social media is significantly harder than it sounds. Some believe that social media is free , simply because it generally costs nothing to secure a Facebook page, Twitter handle, and YouTube account. So, you’ve registered all your social media channels, do you know what to do with them? You wouldn’t implement a cheap call center would you? Cheers!

Using Social Media as a Communication Tool [Infographic]

Pamorama

Social media is about more than marketing and branding — it’s quickly becoming an essential part of customer outreach for brands. In addition to using social platforms to monitor conversations about their industry, competitors, and products, companies are increasingly reaching out to to their customers via the social Web to communicate messages about what they have to offer.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below). And social media isn’t just about lead generation of course. And…even social media itself. Which U.S.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark),  but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. But how do marketers and consumers view social media differently? How do top executives use social media?

Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!

SocMed Sean

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at the Terms of Use pages created by various social media platforms. We know that social gaming accounts for a massive amount of time on Facebook , so if developers like Zynga found it more lucrative to publish their games elsewhere due to high charges by Facebook, would it also lead to a bleeding of Facebook users to other platforms?

How Airlines Use Social Media: Lessons for Everyone

Pamorama

In an effort to build customer engagement, an increasing number of airlines are creating an active social media presence — Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, and check-in locations for location-based apps. These days, a social-media presence is vital for public relations, branding, marketing — everything, really. COST, Not PRICE. What size are these teams?

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

SocMed Sean

I’ve been meaning to do this braindump for a while now. I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media. Social media takes time and energy.

Three Words That Will Speed Up Your WordPress Blog

SocMed Sean

And recent trends in social media are showing that sharing photos and images is a great way to make sure that your blog posts are getting traffic. Content Delivery Network (CDN) So what is a CDN? Think of it as a network of servers all over the world that make sure that the server closest to the visitor is serving up the files they request. Images…we all love them.

Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

Shareholders wanted reduced operating costs to increase their profit and dividend, which meant reducing headcount and automating processes. Social media companies, like Facebook, who choose to trade on the exchanges are going to have to walk a fine line between serving their members and their shareholders.  As a social network, LinkedIn focuses on the business of business.

As Twitter Locks Out Developers, a New Site Welcomes Them

Spin Sucks

It was the first social network I used to really engage and connect with people and it’ll always be my first love. Without the social network, I would have never met some of these people and the idea makes me very sad. I’ve always contended Twitter wouldn’t last forever. And it costs $50 a year (or $100 if you’re a developer). IFTTT.

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5 Reasons Snapchat is Integrated Communications New Best Friend

Waxing UnLyrical

have to say it: Snapchat is the hot NKOTB for social media. Audience targeting is amazing, and the cost to reach them is pretty cheap. Inter-State Studio ran a geofilter for the local high school graduation at the end of May for 3 hours at a cost of a little less than $9. Marketing Social Media Social Networks intergrated communications snapchatHow cheap?

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Instagram for Your Business

Ignite Social Media

With so many social media platforms available for your brand to advertise on, it can be hard to know what works best on each channel and how you should be interacting with your audiences. By changing the content we were sharing on their Instagram page from product focused to lifestyle focused, we were able to lower both cost-per-click and cost-per-engagement.

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

SocMed Sean

In my day job, I am the Director of Social Media for a digital agency and one of my clients has launched a new challenge to innovators, entrepreneurs, developers, designers…basically anyone with a knack for solving problems.  Reduce the cost of care without compromising the quality and delivery of care. I am a sucker for a challenge…almost to a fault. It’s a rush.

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3 New Social Media Features to Consider for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Implementing new features on social media can be an intimidating task to take on. The moment you see that buzzworthy headline about a new feature on social media during your morning coffee, you’re likely asking yourself the following questions. How much will this cost? These features could be a benchmark for future content, trends, and social communication.

Comic: The ‘Always On’ Nature Of Mobile And Social Media

SocMed Sean

Social and mobile…they go together like peanut butter and jelly. And the reduced price of smartphones and data plans means that our social channels tend to go wherever our mobile devices go. But the downsides comes with the addictive nature that comes with blending social and mobile. ” And the addictive nature of mobile and social can impact your health, too.

Good Or Bad – You Must Engage With Your Customers Through Social Media

SocMed Sean

Today’s post comes from Laura Clarke,a blogger and lover of all things social media. Laura currently works on behalf of Sentiment Metrics, a leading provider of social media management software. appreciate Laura sharing her thoughts/experiences with customer engagement via social media channels! But how do you know if someone has posted about you? Leave a comment! Cheers!

6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway

Webbiquity SMM

Amid all of the hype, conferences, and rapid adoption of social media marketing by organizations from sole proprietors to the Fortune 100, there remains an undercurrent of skepticism. This surfaces in posts like Social Media Skepticism , 5 reasons why social media skeptics maybe right and Business social networking: where’s the ROI? Reasons Social Media Sucks. 1.

How to Measure Your Social Media ROI [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

With increasing competition in social media, almost everyone wants to grab a share of the “social&# pie. An important part of social media is about building valuable and sustainable relations. The infographic looks at a more developed approach towards social media, the one where CMOs understand that a campaign on social media is more than just getting clicks!

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

Social Email Marketing

In his book ‘Social Media Metrics’, Jim Sterne says: “The Internet has always been a social medium”. 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 YouTube

Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI?  Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Lower costs, more revenue – a perfect combination! Users.

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New Structure of Global Facebook Pages: Focus on Local Activation

Mindjumpers

Facebook launching this new structure of Global Pages is in my opinion yet another sign of how significant and up-coming it is for international brands to do local market activation based on one global social media strategy. In a previous post , we have also elaborated on how executing local market activation is a vital part of an international brands social media success.

7 Levels of Social Media Engagement

Laurel Papworth

There are seven stages to social media engagement from shallow monitoring to deep peer to peer economies. How deep is the rabbit hole of social media? It’s probably worth noting that every baby steps stage in social media engagement is valid – from little acorns big ol’ oak trees grow. Stage Zero - What is Social Media? One day. silently please.

Beyond Your Borders: Promoting Your Business Internationally Using Social Media

SocMed Sean

appreciate Christian taking the time to share his thoughts on the international aspects of social media and some tips on taking your content beyond your own borders. The benefits of localizing company websites to target foreign markets are now widely recognized ( Common Sense Advisory studies suggest an average return of US$25 for every $1 spent on localization) and many businesses now use social media platforms for domestic marketing, but very few appear to be using those platforms to promote their services abroad. Thanks, again, to Christian for sharing his thoughts and tips!

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

Webbiquity SMM

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website? Search for a brand name or keyword across all of the most popular social networks at once?

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How much is that Facebook Fan worth anyway?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Vitrue a social media marketing platform determined that the average value of a Facebook ‘fan’ is about $3.60 This calculation is based on the brand posting to their Facebook Fan Page twice a day and that they have a million fans which equates to 60 million impressions per month at a $5 CPM (cost per thousand impressions), so 60 million impressions. How are you monetizing your fans?

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Key Points for Local Market Activation on Social Media for International Brands

Mindjumpers

Tweet The following post is part of the Mindjumpers Network series and written by our Community Manager, Sara Hansson. Mindjumpers Network is a global network of local country community managers enabling international companies to execute and maintain brand communities in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way across markets with the aim of creating effect and value.

[Comic] Why Are We On Facebook?

SocMed Sean

Engaging in the social space isn’t easy…and it sure isn’t cheap. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either trying to sell you their “ social media expertise ” or hasn’t ever worked their way through a crisis situation where their customers are angry and rallying against them with a tirade of angry posts and comments. Cheers! –Sean.

CEOs Don’t Understand Social Media The Australian

Laurel Papworth

Australian CEOs are negligent in refusing to come to grips with Social Media, and their PR Media trainers are negligent in not training them to understand the impact of their communications in social networks. The backlash on Myer’s Facebook Page, the tweets from the public and celebrities alike on Twitter, and other social media sites was staggering. Not now.