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How to Choose the Best Social Network for Your Audience

Simply Measured

There are plenty of social media platforms to choose from , and I need to stress the word “choose” here. Just because a social network exists does not mean that your brand needs to be on it. So how should you decide which network is for you, and which ones are just going to keep you bogged down in the social media jungle? Social Media

Which Social Networks Drive the Most Engaged Referrals?

The Realtime Report

YouTube is the “undisputed champion” among social networks in terms of driving referrals, delivering the most traffic and the highest levels of engagement, according to a  new study from Shareaholic. The analysis of average visit duration, pages per visit and bounce rate reveals which of the top eight social media platforms are driving the best referral traffic.

Social Networking Stats: Twitter Sees 1 Billion Tweets Every 2.5 Days, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. via  SmartBlog on Social Media. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. Social Media Statistics Dick Costolo social networking statistics TwitterFacebook: 1 billion active users. via  Yahoo.

Virgin America Launches First In-Flight Social Network With #PlanePitch Twitter Contest

The Realtime Report

The ability to access your social networks while in the air is nothing new; many airlines offer in-flight WiFi (for a price) within the US. But Virgin America is now offering the first in-flight social network  in the US, allowing fliers to connect directly with other passengers on the flight, and with travelers landing at their destination airport.

China: The Most Popular Social Networks

Mindjumpers

Facebook is a “one size fits all social network” for much of the world. It does not matter what age or social background you have, you are on Facebook. The networks in China are much more fragmented. The users of the top social networks that I will present here, are more divided. This Web-based social networks. Specialized networks.

Download Welcome to the Fifth Estate

Geoff Livingston

Because of the compensation issues , time since publishing, and frankly, the plethora of social media and online marketing books out there, it’s time to give it to you for free! Please feel free to download the book here. I’m sorry that it’s only available to you in this PDF format. Fifth Estate Adam Ostrow Kami Huyse Scribd Social Media social media expert Strateg

Social Networking Accounts for 1 in 4 Minutes Spent Online in Europe

The Realtime Report

For those 397 million Europeans, social networking now accounts for 1 in 4 minutes spent online. Download the full comScore report here. Social Media Statistics Comscore EU5 Europe social networking statisticsThe average European consumer spends more than a day (25.9 hours) online every month, according to a new report by comScore. 62% visited a games site.

5 Great iPad Social Networking Apps

Jason Yormark

There aren’t too many great social networking apps for the iPad, but I have found a select few that I find myself using on a regular basis. Below is the list that I use regularly that cover using Twitter, Facebook, blogging, news consumption and social/web stats. Synchs with Google Reader which is a major plus and easy to share articles to your networks. Ego ($2.99) – It’s not the most robust web/social analytics offering, but what it lacks in depth, it makes up for in simplicity and ease of use. My 9 Favorite iPhone Social Media Apps.

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Top social networks: Guide to images for company pages

The Way of the Web

Are you setting up social network profiles for your business? Or maintaining social media which already exists? If you’re updating your company logos, re-branding, or simply want to change images to give your page a refresh, then it’s important to ensure you know the right image dimensions, file sizes and positioning for each social network.

Global Map of Social Networking [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media Marketing

Last July , I covered the work of Global Web Index , which offered a quick glimpse of data for global social network usage, which they called Global Web Index LITE. Here's the entire graphic as a Slidehshare embed: Global Map of Social Networking - GlobalWebIndex - June 2011 You can also download the PDF directly from Global Web Index's website.

Six Amazing Stats From Blackbaud’s 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report

SocialFish

Last week], they published the  2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report  ( download it for free ) that shows how nonprofits are using social media for fundraising. A few highlights in the report: 98% have a Facebook page with an average community size of over 8k fans. 73% allocate half of a full time employee to managing social networking activities.

Join the @SocialEmployee Revolution! Start by Downloading Chapter 3 Now! #IBM #Cisco #SouthwestAir

Blue Focus Marketing

We are excited to share Chapter 3, “Brands Under Pressure” from our new book, The Social Employee: How Great Companies Make Social Media Work , out August 23 through McGraw-Hill ! In the chapter, we argue that the era of the social employee has already begun, whether businesses are ready to accept change or not. JOIN THE SOCIAL EMPLOYEE REVOLUTION! David A.

7 Steps to Build a Pinterest for Business Plan to Ignite Sales and ROI

Pam Moore

Pinterest is an amazing platform that surpassed more than 10 million users faster than any stand alone social network in history. Pinterest is different than some social networks though in that it requires both art and science even more so. Pinterest is a powerful social network and platform that can help you ignite your marketing and business success by… .

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Internet Consumption Per 60 Seconds

Mindjumpers

Every day, every hour and every minute, overwhelming amounts of data is being generated as consumers hit the internet to connect with each other, search for information, watch clips, be creative, download entertainment, shop and do much more. The Rise and Rise of Emojis – Is The Way We Communicate on Social Changing? Clickbait: Information overload!

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Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

www.web-strategist.com

The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? Managing these multiple login systems from all these social networks is cumbersome due to changing APIs, protocols. Or do I interpret this wrong?

The Future of Mobile Social Networking

Kikolani

It is safe to say that social networking has gone mainstream and is here to stay. There are only 3 countries on the planet that have a higher population than Facebook has users which proves the overall popularity of social media. That being said, where is social networking heading? Social media is getting more and more targeted. Tags: Social Media

Mobile Gaming To Grow Faster Than Social, Online Gaming

The Realtime Report

Mobile gaming is growing more rapidly in the US than either social or online casual gaming, according to an eMarketer report. The top sources of revenue for mobile gaming are: paid downloads. Social gaming revenues will still grow -although at a more modest rate – from a combination of virtual goods monetization (which is the largest contributor to revenue) and advertising.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve.  What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics. 1. 56% of Americans have a profile on at least one social networking site. Social networks and blogs In the U.S

10 Reasons Brands Fail to Convert Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Commerce Facebook Interactive Marketing Sales Social Media Social Networking Strategy. Gift download. As excited as marketers may get about shiny new objects— especially social media objects—they‘re often reluctant to spend money on developing new efforts for them. We know, after all, that Facebook users are a highly active and engaged audience.

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[Solved] Posting Photos To Instagram From Your Desktop

SocMed Sean

Well…it’s happened again. I’ve stumbled across another one of those social media tasks that should be soooo simple, yet isn’t. After returning from a much-needed family vacation from social media via a Disney cruise to the Bahamas, I now have tons of photos stored on my digital camera. So, I turned to Google for ways to post my photos. Soo…the workaround.

10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Twitter NooB

SocMed Sean

Download Tweetdeck or sign up for a HootSuite account – Nobody really tweets from Twitter.com. If you’re interested in learning more about social media, feel free to follow me @socmedsean. Social Twitter best practices social media social networking strategy tipsSo, you’re ready to Tweet, right? Who are you? What do you like? Learn.

Health And Fitness Apps See 62% Increase In Usage In Last Six Months

The Realtime Report

Over the past two years, there have also been various innovative health and fitness apps integrated with major social networks. Such integration has inspired other fitness-based social networks including  Fitocracy , Daily Mile , and Traineo. Apple has already begun marketing the various health and fitness apps that can be downloaded as a part of HealthKit and iOS8.

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Vine for Brand Marketing

Mindjumpers

And it’s fairly simple from download, until you start using it. Content Marketing Engagement Marketing & Communication Social Media Social Network Visual content Brand video Short video Social media network Twitter video sharing vine Vine for brands Vine Marketing visual contentAnd visuals are great for brands to interact with consumers. v/brATXPlOi3w.

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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. So, to crunch your photos simply download the EWWW Image Optimizer plugin and let it strip out all the useless metadata that is stored in each image file that bloats the file size and slows down your pages. Images…we all love them.

Why B2Bs Have It All Wrong About Social Media

Convince & Convert

2016 is here, and it’s safe to say that the hype around social media has well and truly settled. We have watched social charge through its wild, carefree teenage years and make billions of friends in the process. With social media platforms as a whole reaching a stage of maturity, it begs the question:  Why are so many B2B companies still not making the most of social

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Women Dominate Social Networks | pamorama

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Women Dominate Social Networks by Pam Dyer on August 3, 2010 Share According to a new study from comScore , social networking sites reach a higher percentage of women than men. Globally, women demonstrate higher engagement levels with social networking sites than men.

Tips for Creating a Profitable Trade Show Experience

Spin Sucks

Yet the objective remained constant: To create events that allowed attendees to connect, engage, network, and learn (and often purchase). Add social media and digital tools to the mix and you can turbo charge your efforts. Use social media before the event to promote your company’s involvement and generate buzz. Today’s guest post is by Allen Mireles. Or do we?

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Facebook Launches Lifestage Video Profile App for Teens

SocialTimes Facebook

All of the content users share on Lifestage can be viewed by all other users, even if the viewers are outside of their school networks. However, Lifestage is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store. Apps Facebook classmates Dislikes Faces food free apps iOS iOS apps iTunes App Store Lifestage Likes People schools Social Networking Techcrunch teens video profiles video sharing video sharing apps VideosLifestage allows users to record video responses to prompts in a variety of categories. Other categories include likes, dislikes, people and food.

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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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3-Part Social Media Strategy That Actually Works

Rebekah Radice

There is a common misconception when it comes to social media marketing. All you have to do is set up a few social networks and the results will start rolling in. If you want to amplify your message through social media, you need more than a wish and a dream. Let’s take a look at how easy it can be to put a social media strategy that actually works in place.

Quit Renting Your Audience in Social Media

Convince & Convert

Smart companies are now using leased social communities (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et al) to drive participation in owned social communities. Owned, on-domain social communities offer more control, enhanced engagement and interaction capabilities, deeper customer insight opportunities, and reliable reach. Please enjoy, and feel free to download this file.

This Week in Social Media – 4/10/2013

Social Media Marketing

Each week, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep the wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs. Related: Twitter''s Vine app is now the #1 downloaded app in the U.S.

Show 444 - Maria Bezaitis on Surprising Need for Strangeness

Engaging Brand

The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social marketing , business ideas and  brand marketing tips  has a new episode but first. Do social networking sites encourage us to be insular? The Engaging Brand podcast covering social marketing, business ideas and brand marketing tips has a new episode but first. Do social networking sites encourage us to be insular?

Social Network Analysis - KM4DevWiki

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social Network Analysis. Social Network Analysis. Social Network Analysis. Social network analysis is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organisations, computers or other information/knowledge processing entities." Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a method for visualizing our people and connection power, leading us to identify how we can best interact to share knowledge. UCINET6 and NetDraw: While I do not have extensive experience mapping out social networks. Keywords.

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Book Suggestions from Social Networks

Net-Savvy Executive

Whether you like your books on paper or downloaded, you have to know it exists to read it, and because we''re in the twenty teens, there''s a social way to do it online. An obvious way to learn about books online is to ask your social networks—wherever you''re connected to people online, just ask ''em. It''s sort of social, if a bit too much effort. Readin

How to Download Your Information from Facebook

Bill Hartzer

Nonetheless, Facebook has recently added a feature in their last major update that allows you to download your information. You can download all of the information that you have shared on Facebook. In case you are interested in doing that, Here is a little tutorial on how to download your information on Facebook. WARNING: This file contains sensitive information. Digg this!

Gushcloud: Mobilizing Social Media Marketing

Mindjumpers

SXSW is a sizzling hub for the rising stars of social media. Consequently, representing Mindjumpers at this year’s conference included meeting with a variety of these passionate and engaged newcomers in the social media ballgame (see my blog post on BigMarker.com , April 3 rd 2012). Mobilizing target networks online. Gushcloud is more than a social media marketing tool.