Mon.Aug 15, 2011

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Facebook vs. Google+ [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Singlegain has compiled this infographic that compares Facebook with Google+. From the very beginning of its launch, there has been much debate whether Google+ will be an actual threat to Facebook’s dominance on the social media scene. Earlier this month, Google+ hit 24 million users, which makes it the fastest growing website ever to reach that size according to Reuters. That’s impressive.

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Achieving Workplace Equality

Spin Sucks

Last week Sean McGinnis sent Margie Clayman and me an old blog post (old meaning 18 months old) that Clay Shirky wrote. Without even clicking on the link, I knew “ A Rant About Women &# was going to make me mad. read half of the post before I got really angry. Then, in disgust, I closed it and didn’t go back to it. But it kept nagging at me. So I gave it a second shot. Rant About Women.

Fear and Social Media

SocialFish

During CommPartners’ Social Learning session at #ASAE11, attention turned quickly to social media. Someone asked the perpetual question: “what if someone says something bad about us?”. You could almost hear the groan, the desperate “When will we stop having this conversation?” The DON’T YOU WANT TO JOIN THE CONVERSATION? While working on this post, Reggie Henry, CIO of ASAE, posted this tweet.

Hot Off The Press Social Media Tips

Jason Yormark

Boy it can be a challenge to consistently come up with compelling blog articles, and luckily today, I stumbled across a few real gems I just had to share. My true north is always trying to write things that I feel are helpful and not just blogging to blog. haven’t quite figured out what I’ve wanted to do with it, but Lori’s post definitely helped give me some perspective. They’re fantastic.

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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Tips On Keyword Selection - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Understanding Keywords is an essential criteria when you work in the online territory. It is the Keywords that will eventually get your right target to you in the online world. Keyword understanding, finding and usage is one of the most important tool that you have. The knowledge of Keyword is your mighty sword / pen. Keyword finding / research is not a one-time effort. You need to be continuous in your research. It is the Keywords research findings that tell you where your market and category is going. Based on your finding you will be able to work on your On-Page and Off-Page SEO.

Search Results and Quality Content is an Oxymoron

Direct Marketing Observations

Like it or not we are a search driven society. Thus this post could have easily been titled, “Content for content’s sake&# or “Crappy content for search engines&# , or “The difference between worthless content and worthy content&#. The reason? We see the information that we see first and has ranked well and assume it is the best. The reason? Good content takes time. SEO/SE

Niches, Starfish, and Circles: The Potential of Google+

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest post is written by  John Fitzgerald. The concept of Google+ Circles is not a revolutionary one. Many of us already use digital tools to segment our contacts and the information we share with them, including multiple email addresses, Twitter accounts, and Web sites. We share different content on LinkedIn than we do on Facebook or on Twitter. The Long Tail, Niche Interests, and Circles.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 social media must-reads that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Annoying Blogging Personality Disorders. By Laura Click A few months ago, I told you about the annoying social media personality disorders that will kill your ability to be successful on the social web. But guess what? How social search is changing the search industry. Google+ Posts Now Appear in Google Search Results.

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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.

VIDEO: When You Want to Dance

Ari Herzog

When you want to dance and nobody wants to do it with you, what are you waiting for? Follow in the footsteps of Billy Idol and Robyn ! Oh yeah, these are some weird videos. Thank you for reading! If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit VIDEO: When You Want to Dance in your browser. Visit the blog archive to read more articles on new and emerging media. Media music

How To Effectively Use Facebook Ads For Your Business

The Social Media Incubator

Are you one of the many businesses interested in advertising on Facebook ? If so, you’re clearly not alone. According to figures from eMarketer , Facebook‘s  advertising  revenue — which does not include revenue for “virtual currencies&#   — came to an incredible $1.86 billion earned in 2010. What’s even more remarkable is that the site has only existed for less than eight years. Regardless of the site’s age, many brands have seen success when using Facebook ads as a marketing vehicle for their companies. good way to do this is to create four ads for the same campaign. 

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3 Questions to Ask Before You Publish Your Next Blog Post

ProBlogger

“Warning: this post may cause dizziness.&#. This is not a warning you want to put at the top of a blog post. But guess what? Many should. Because some blog posts leave visitors feeling dizzy and confused. They come in with the intention of either being entertained or learning something. But they leave saying, “What the heck was that?&#. Part of the reason readers feel this way is because the author has “ Lost syndrome.&# What is it exactly? Well if you watched the series Lost , you probably felt exactly that at the end of many episodes. Well I have a few theories.

New Study Finds You Suck

Waxing UnLyrical

The other day I read that higher education consulting firm, Noel-Levitz, found that more than three-quarters of students and parents it surveyed never or only rarely read blogs on college websites. manage a blog for a mid-sized Canadian University. The study was listed as one of the bullet points in Academica’s Top Ten , a daily scan of the news stories in Canadian Higher Education. It’s August.

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.

Melbourne ProBlogger Training Event – Tickets On Sale Now

ProBlogger

If you’re an Aussie, have a blog and are looking to improve it – check out the ProBlogger Training Day that we’re holding in Melbourne on 21 October this year. Tickets have just been released in the last hour for the event and they’re selling fast (as I write this over a third of them have sold). Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. ProBlogger Site News

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3 Reasons To Love Tension

Engaging Brand

To be creative.is to merge together opposite tensions. To merge opposite tensions need to feel comfortable understanding tension. To understand tension you need to feel tension. To feel tension you must learn to see tension not as a problem but as an opportunity. It is an opportunity because. Tension leads to a problem you can solve and create value a customer wants to buy.

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Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Cartoon non sequitur road signs Wiley Miller

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A rock but no hard place: Dave’s riot of a week

Danny WhatMough

Tweet. Sometimes I do feel sorry for politicians – of all creeds and colours. Sometimes it must feel like a totally thankless job. But sometimes they don’t half make things tough for themselves. Last week, as chaos descended on the country’s capital, David Cameron faced perhaps the first major ‘national crisis’ of his premiership. Did he pass the test? Staying away.

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.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Bound and Gagged Cartoon Juggling

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FeedBurner vs. Aweber: Do You Really Need an Autoresponder for Your Blog?

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Aman Basanti of  Ageofmarketing.com. When it comes to turning casual visitors into regular readers there are two main options—FeedBurner and Aweber. FeedBurner uses Feed-based technology (RSS and Atom) to send updates to your blog subscribers. Owned by Google (Google bought it in 2007 for $100 million), FeedBurner is one of the biggest feed syndicators on the Internet.

Your Call To Action: What’s The Point?

Small Business Mavericks

Every piece of effective marketing content ever written has one thing in common. It doesn’t matter if it was writing on a cave wall or a web page with two sentences. There is one piece of every effective marketing content that is absolutely essential. Without it, your marketing content has no chance. That one piece of essential marketing is called a call to action. Its purpose is to spur your reader to a desired action. It could be that you want your website visitor to give you his or her e-mail address so you can send them endless e-mails hawking your digital products.