Tue.Apr 19, 2011

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How To Post Effectively on Facebook

Mindjumpers

Tweet Buddy Media has released a report that reveals when it is most effective for brands to update their Facebook pages thus gaining the most impact on their users. The analysis was performed on 200 of Buddy Media’s clients during a two-week period. Effectiveness was measured according to comments and likes. Keep posts short : Posts that are 80 characters or less have 27%  higher engagement rates.

Dear Twitter, I’m Sorry I Hated Your Stinking Guts

Spin Sucks

Marcus Sheridan is the author of  the popular blog  The Sales Lion. Dear Twitter, Yes, I know I should have written you this note quite a while back but I finally had to come to grips with the gross error of my ways when I misjudged your character many moons ago. Part I. You see, it all started when I was told by some social media guru that you were the next big thing. But do you know what? What??

The Dirty Dozen Top 12 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

Webbiquity SMM

There have been numerous posts written about the pitfalls of social media marketing (including helpful pieces from Online Social Networking , Sysomos , and  one I wrote for HubSpot ). But the list below is a summary of the most common mistakes based on both my client experience and research for this recent presentation: How to Achieve B2B Social Media Success. Failing to LISTEN. It will backfire.

6 Twitter Do’s for Business

Akamai Marketing

Today we’re keeping it simple with some tactical suggestions on using Twitter for business. It isn’t that this list is complete or even that it ever will be. I’ve just. Tactics Twitter social media advice small business suggestions

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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Announcement: Social Media Citizens joined forces with Nearby Digital

Social Media Citizens

I just wanted to make a quick announcement. As you probably noticed there is a new logo on site "Supported by Nearby Digital" well the reason is that I ( Giedrius Ivanauskas ) joined forces with my dear friend Thomas Kulbokas founder of Nearby Digital. Therefore, stay tuned as there are quite a few interesting interviews coming up with some of the top social media people in the industry.

Celebrating 5 Years of Blogging with NextGen Tech Women

Geoff Livingston

This coming Saturday will mark my five year “blogoversary&#. laborious blog post lavishing personal reflections doesn’t feel right. As more time passes, such inward focused accolades tend to make me uncomfortable. Writers write, that’s what we do, and for me blogging is writing, an activity I will likely partake in the rest of my life. Supporting Women In Tech.

4 Little Known Facts About Startups in the USA

Idaconcpts

Are you dying to join the growing ranks of startup companies? If you are, you’re definitely not alone! Most startups are much more about hard work and dedication than instant riches and world-wide renown, but break-out companies have been able to prove that there’s always an exception to every rule. Success Rate. SmashingMagazine.com's diagram. Google or Facebook Could Make the Difference.

The Chirping Sound Of Crickets

Twist Image

Nothings happen unless you take action. There is no overnight success stories. Getting an audience, creating engagement and turning that into a semblance of a community is not just about killer content, a Twitter feed or a well-designed Blog. Success may feel like it comes fast for some, but it's usually the result of frequency and consistency layered thickly on top of the quality of content that is being published. How often and how much? Who knows? Seth Godin posts daily and sometimes, it's just a couple of lines (but it's always something that makes you think). Then, there are the others.

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Drive Toward Social Intelligence Maturity

Propelling your organization to new levels of social intelligence skill and application is essential for maximizing the value of your listening and monitoring efforts.

How I’m Eliminating … Okay, Minimizing Distractions and Getting More Done

ProBlogger

Today I asked my followers on Twitter what their biggest challenge as a blogger was. There were hundreds of responses but the word that stood out to me time and time again was “time.&#. Finding time to blog is something most of us struggle with at one point or another, if not every day. Get off Farmville! None of these things are evil. Why did I do it? Or am I the only one? How about you?

10 SEO & Design Mistakes That Could Get You in Trouble

Kikolani

This is a guest post by David Murton , a professional writer and blogger. There are way too many SEO tactics to cover in a single article. Instead, we’ll focus on aspects of search engine optimization that could be devastating to your blog’s search ranking. This article will explain how to correct these problems, avoiding undue headache. Some of these are simple oversights, but a couple are issues that the more savvy webmasters have noted. Blank Title Tags. This is a critical part of an effective SEO strategy. Flash-Based Site. Dynamic URLs. Better still, use known keywords.

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The Drug Of "Next"

Twist Image

The ability to focus is an ability laden with complexity. I'm staring at my iPhone 3GS and wondering why I didn't bite the bullet and get an iPhone 4. Because I didn't line-up for an iPhone 4 and waited so long, it seems silly to get one now. What's the point? I'm sure the iPhone 5 is just around the corner, right? To my left is my iPad. should probably get an iPad 2 at this point as well. Right? Do you see what's going on here? It's becoming a huge issue for Marketers. It wasn't that long ago when Marketers truly believed that the Internet and online advertising would be/could be a fad. apple.

What Can P90X Teach Us About Social Digital Principles?

Direct Marketing Observations

In case you may be living under a rock and do not know what P90X is, it’s currently the media darling of the fitness world. It’s a fitness program encapsulated on DVD in which it stresses 3 simple core principles into it’s workout regime. The core principles are grounded in intensity, variety and consistency. So I thought, can we make a correlation between P90X and social? Level.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

A Deeper Look into Social Authority

The Social Media Incubator

What does it mean to be a “social authority” … I speak often about having social authority online – that is, becoming a recognized leader in your industry or area of expertise utilizing social media tools such as blogs, Facebook

Smart PR People are Using SmartTags

Proactive Report

Have you heard of Smart Tags? According to Wikipedia, the original use of Smart Tags was a selection-based search feature found in later versions of Microsoft Word, and beta versions of the Internet Explorer 6 web browser.   Smart Tags are now being used in many other ways: one is QR (Quick Response) codes and they’re proving to be really useful in social media monitoring.

In Memory of Hank

Waxing UnLyrical

This is a personal post. So if you have the patience to put up with it, I appreciate it. If not, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow. Three years ago today , our dog Hank died. Those of you who have pets know how much it hurts when we lose one. Those of you who don’t probably think the rest of us are crazy. But to each his own. The whirlwind begins.

EMAIL: What’s in a Name?

Social Email Marketing

What’s in a name? I’ve broken down the word “email” as an acronym to hopefully provide a little inspiration. chose the words below to highlight what I think are some important components of a good email marketing strategy. Now, you might have gone with different words for some or all of the. Email marketing

The Smart Marketer's Guide to Social Media Management

Engaging in social media isn't an option anymore. So if you're going to do it, you want to do it well.

10 Things TV Shopping Networks Can Teach You About Making Money Blogging

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Jill Chivers of www.shopyourwardrobe.com. found myself entranced recently by a “presentation” on a TV shopping network. usually flip straight past these networks, as I was of the opinion that they were cheesy shows, presented by couldn’t-quite-make-it TV presenters, and that they pushed sub-par products onto poor, lonely, hapless, housebound consumers who didn’t know better. Not that I was judgmental about them in any way… But this time I found myself stopping for a moment, just to see what they were about. Well, the short answer is: a great deal! Repetition.

The Changing Face Of Article Marketing

Small Business Mavericks

Article marketing is a mainstay of Internet marketing. It's been around since the earliest days of the Internet and Web-savvy marketers have been very effective in using article marketing to drive traffic to their websites and in

EMAIL: What’s in a Name?

Social Email Marketing

What’s in a name? I’ve broken down the word “email” as an acronym to hopefully provide a little inspiration. chose the words below to highlight what I think are some important components of a good email marketing strategy. Now, you might have gone with different words for some or all of the. Email marketing

Do you need to be committed!!!

Engaging Brand

A Goethe quote . "At the moment of commitment the universe conspires to help you". In my training and especially the one on one coaching sessions there is normally a willingness to get better, a desire to learn, enthusiasm and even a capacity for hard work.so why do they need someone to help them deliver their goals. If you are struggling.are you truly committed?

Master The Next Wave Of Social

As social media adoption becomes more and more mainstream, marketing leaders race to keep up - creating blogs, communities, and Facebook pages, all too often without a clear road map in mind.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Bad hiding spot BC Dinosaur

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Which Social Media Tool Is The Most Effective? [VIDEO]

Taylor Marek

Watch the video to learn which social media tool is the most effective, then leave a comment with yours! Listen to the ONLY internationally syndicated, book-acclaimed, 3-in-1 podcast on Personal Finances, Small Business, and Technology. If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a comment or write a review! General Social Media effective Facebook linkedin tool Twitter YouTube

I’m still here…

The Way of the Web

It may not seem like it, but I’m still here! And I’m remembering why quick informal ‘Tumblelog’ style updates can be so useful when there’s not enough time for the epic style which suits WordPress better, because at the moment there are a number of plates spinning, and not a lot of time to write my own stuff. Just some of the multiple dinner sets currently rotating at high rpm include: 1 big client contract coming to an end – already had one team member say I’ve made their job much easier, which is nice. couple of new writing assignments for clients.

Which Social Media Tool Is The Most Effective? [VIDEO]

Taylor Marek

Watch the video to learn which social media tool is the most effective, then leave a comment with yours! Listen to the ONLY internationally syndicated, book-acclaimed, 3-in-1 podcast on Personal Finances, Small Business, and Technology. If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a comment or write a review! General Social Media effective Facebook linkedin tool Twitter YouTube

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.

Which Social Media Tool Is The Most Effective? [VIDEO]

Taylor Marek

Watch the video to learn which social media tool is the most effective, then leave a comment with yours! General Social Media effective Facebook linkedin tool Twitter YouTube

Which Social Media Tool Is The Most Effective? [VIDEO]

Taylor Marek

Watch the video to learn which social media tool is the most effective, then leave a comment with yours! General Social Media effective Facebook linkedin tool Twitter YouTube