Fri.Oct 21, 2011

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The Art Of Having Thick Skin aka Twitter Purge Follow Up

Jason Yormark

Well, nobody is perfect. Was unfollowing everyone and starting over a good idea? Probably remains to be seen. Looking back, I probably would have been better off not announcing it on my blog, but I’ve always been transparent with my actions, and simply thought it would be useful to others to document what I would be experiencing. And that’s OK. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Perhaps.

#FollowFriday: Lindsay Bell

Spin Sucks

You’re in for a treat today! Lindsay Bell is one of a kind and you’re about to learn why. first got to know Lindsay when she was working with Radian6. As you probably know, their community is everywhere and they do a fantastic job of spreading the word and adding value. Lindsay is no different. And she’s really, really good at it. Heck, she’s a client’s dream.

The Art Of Having Thick Skin aka Twitter Purge Follow Up

Jason Yormark

Well, nobody is perfect. Was unfollowing everyone and starting over a good idea? Probably remains to be seen. Looking back, I probably would have been better off not announcing it on my blog, but I’ve always been transparent with my actions, and simply thought it would be useful to others to document what I would be experiencing. And that’s OK. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Perhaps.

YES YOU CAN Measure Social Media

Akamai Marketing

Even though I am a creative at heart, so it strikes a lot of people as strange that I’m caught so often discussing measurement and analytics. Here’s the thing: I’m also strategic and an activator. And because of my strategic side, I’ve been doing a lot of work over the last year on social media analytics and ROI models.

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

What to Know About Changes in Facebook Insights [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet With all the new changes we are experiencing on the Facebook platform at the moment, it is especially important for businesses to know what these changes actually mean for your brand. Two days ago, we published a blog post about what is interesting for businesses to know about Facebook’s expansion of the open graph and the possibilities in the new social apps. What to be aware of.

Explore the World with these 4 iPhone Apps

Idaconcpts

Travel used to be so dangerous and maybe it still is. At least you can take along a comforting digital security blanket in the form of any of these 4 travel apps for the iPhone. They will save you zillions of dollars spent otherwise on fuel while circling round and round trying to find a restaurant or museum. Check out these 4 great iPhone apps for travel. Travelocity. Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars.

Picking the Right Measurement Tools: a #measurePR Recap

Waxing UnLyrical

Jen Zingsheim guest-moderated last week’s #measurepr chat and provided the following recap. And even though this is posting late (hey, I was out!), I’m going ahead with it since I know the transcript will be useful to you. Also it’s a great recap. On October 11, the #measurePR chat had a terrific guest in  Don Bartholomew of Fleishman-Hillard. tool selection begins.

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A New Way To Think About Privacy

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Is privacy really what we should be seeking out as individuals online or should we go in the opposite direction? This concept is core to Jeff Jarvis ' latest business book, Public Parts. Jeff's first book, What Would Google Do? Watch this. google. jeff jarvis. new media. new world. podcast. privacy. public parts. what would google do. youtube.

Gin and Topics: Kevin Bacon and Men In Heels

Spin Sucks

While I was in Florida this week, winter arrived in Chicago. In October. Global warming, my butt. It gets earlier and earlier every year…and stays later and later. It’s all good, though. love the colder temperatures. It means hats, scarves, sweaters, and boots. You might notice the new photo on today’s post. And she did! With the help of her son, Jacob. All the rage. Thirds. 3.

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What's the fuss with Google+? | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

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.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Baby Monkey

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing. Business / Career. Personal Development / Productivity. Related Posts.

Breaking Google Reader on the wheel of Google +?

The Way of the Web

Google has announced it will make a number of changes to Google Reader ‘in the next week’, and by the looks of it, they’re going to break a great existing product and tool which is used by a lot of professionals to be able to shoehorn some extra interaction into Google+. Normally, I’d advise waiting and seeing what the changes are to a product before complaining, but the post on the official Google blog gives enough information to be really, really worrying. ’ That scares me for a number of reasons. Seriously? No following? Google hording data inside Google+?

Winning Workplaces

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Isn't is amazing how a work environment affects both productivity and general health? As someone who loves the work that I do, I often struggle when people moan and complain about their work environment. From the chairs they sit on to the desks they sit at, to the structure of the physical environment to the physical location of the building. It goes on to the types of phones that are used and the pens that are provided to write with. Remove the workplace from the work. wanted to create a work environment that relied as little as possible on where I physically was. My own allowance. It's true.

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Search Engine Marketing Tool Review: SEM Rush

Bill Hartzer

Many internet marketers are familiar with the SEOQuake plugin for Firefox which helps you find out the demographics of various keywords, and domains. This information is VERY useful if you are working to find websites with high page rank where you can put comments in order to develop strong backlinks for your money sites. The interface for this site is very simple to use. Search Engine Marketing

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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.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #70

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Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "This piece struck two chords with me. As a kid, I loved the Paddington Bear story about a game show: The host asks Paddington, 'If you cut an 8-foot plank in half, and those pieces in half, and those pieces in half, how long would each piece be?' Paddington replies, '8 feet.'

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Countdown to Give2TheMaxDay

SocialFish

Have you marked your calendar – November 9 – for Give2TheMax Day? Here are just a few MORE of the nonprofits you can help in this massive one-day regional fundraising effort. Mobile Med   . “Founded in 1968, MobileMed’s mission is to provide quality health care to the uninsured, low income, working poor and homeless in Montgomery County. ” The Arc Montgomery County.

Is SEO Just Natural Language?

Small Business Mavericks

If you listen to some search engine optimization professionals , SEO is dead – if it was ever alive. But I don’t think so even if you consider that a lot of it is really natural language in disguise. Let me explain. The best thing you can do for your website content is write it in natural language mode. That is, don’t focus on keywords. Just write like you would normally write or talk. You will rank for key terms related to your niche if you do that. However, keywords are important. Yet, they are important enough that you should be aware you are using them.

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Make Your Blog the Event of the Year (and have People Clamor to Attend)

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Tea, The Word Chef. Admit it: the last time you had important company over was the last time you really cleaned your house. Whether it was a visit from your mother, or a group of friends for a dinner party, you paid extra close attention to making things presentable for your guests. And if you’re even a bit neurotic (like me), you caught yourself worrying about the littlest things. Like that spot on the carpet, or the dust on the baseboards. You spent an extra three hours slaving away on your hands and knees to get everything looking just right. Sound familiar? Guess what?

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.

Social Media App: Virtual Contact Twitter Application

Bill Hartzer

I recently sat down with the folks at eMarketing group, the makers of the Virtual Contact Twitter app. The following are notes from our discussions. Virtual Contact takes all the functionalities one would expect from the Twitter platform and takes them a step further. Here are some of the perks it offers: – Manage multiple Twitter accounts simultaneously. – Shorten your URLs.

ReCAPTCHA – It’s Like CAPTCHA, But Helping The World

Firebelly

I’ll be upfront here. ReCAPTCHA has been around for quite a while. I’ve noticed it around everywhere and thought it was just some generic CAPTCHA plugin that was being used on many websites. Then I noticed the tagline: “Stop spam. Read books.” ” and immediately became curious what it meant. The “Stop spam” part is pretty obvious. Simple enough.

What’s the right grammatical voice for your web site?

Socialized

Choosing the right grammatical person for your web site will support your brand and convey the right message to customers and prospects. The grammatical person is the perspective from which your copy is written. The most popular of these are: First person singular ("I"): I have 20 years experience in corporate communications

Show 356 - Why Companies Could Become Irrelevant

Engaging Brand

Show 356 of  The Engaging Brand leadership and marketing podcast  is ready  just for  you. To subscribe or listen for  free , you don't need to download anything and all explained at the end of the post. . Dov Seidman is the founder of  LRN , a company that helps businesses develop ethical corporate cultures and the author of   How:The Book (with a foreward by Bill Clinton). The virtue of trust.

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.

Content is worthless

Socialized

Content is worthless, or at least a lot of it is. The next time someone tells you "content is king," or, "we need someone to create content," show them this picture and remind them that this yellow drum contains content. Quality Content In fact, content is a noun meaning "something that is

ReCAPTCHA – It’s Like CAPTCHA, But Helping The World

Firebelly

I’ll be upfront here. ReCAPTCHA has been around for quite a while. I’ve noticed it around everywhere and thought it was just some generic CAPTCHA plugin that was being used on many websites. Then I noticed the tagline: “Stop spam. Read books.” ” and immediately became curious what it meant. The “Stop spam” part is pretty obvious. Simple enough.

Viva la Espana

Jeff Esposito

Hey everyone hope you had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend. By the time you read this week’s edition of Five for Friday , I’ll be somewhere over the Atlantic on my way back home to Boston. It was a great week in Barcelona, but was definitely time to come back to see Mrs. & Baby Espo. Have a good one and hopefully we’ll connect next week. Hammer.