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MLB Teams on Twitter and Facebook: Two-Year Growth Rates

Adam Sherk

With a new baseball season underway I thought I’d check in on the 30 MLB teams on Twitter and Facebook. Which teams are seeing the most growth? have not done a sports team comparison post in quite a while, mainly because the figures quickly become outdated and total reach is not all that important to look at. MLB Teams on Twitter. First the teams’ official Twitter profiles. 4/5/10 Two-Year.

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By the Numbers…Where Social Media is Today

Spin Sucks

I’m on a plane again, which means I have takeoff and landing time to catch up on reading. In the bundle I packed with me this trip is the April issue of Inc. you’re welcome, Margie …now you don’t have to read this one either). In the “ Crunching the Numbers ” section, they take a look at how many of us use Google to find local businesses. Use of video. Google+.

5 Things Small Businesses Need To Know To Avoid The Groupon Curse

Waxing UnLyrical

Perhaps it was an episode of Extreme Couponers  or the explosion of social commerce sites such as Groupon that sparked my addiction to a good deal, but either way, I’m hooked on them. One night in February I was perusing Groupon and found deals galore capitalizing on the upcoming holiday. Image:  Mash Potato  via  Flickr, CC 2.0. I had never seen anything like it. The result? They Wow factor.

How to Buy a Website

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post from Andrew Knibbe, Marketing Manager at Flippa. Scroll down for a special offer from Flippa! Patrick Meninga’s post  a few weeks back mentioned his experiences in building and ultimately selling his website. Apart from a great how-to on starting up a site, it highlights the growing trend to buying websites rather than starting from scratch. Why Buy? Where to Buy.

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How to incorporate Google Analytics data into your social media strategy

Engaging Brand

Google Analytics is undoubtedly the best free web analytics software available for blogs, website owners, e-tailers, and any other kind of website. It helps tracks sales, conversions, sign ups, lead generation data, demographic data, geographical statistics, and much more! If you’re a business owner, it’s likely that your website already has the Google Analytics tracking code in place. If not, you need to get it now. . An analytics tool is integral for determining essential metrics that help analyze the success of your business. Social Interaction Analytics. Tagged URLs. Social Media Strategy

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Blogger Correspondant Great Barrier Reef Itinerary: #QldBlog


Last week I excitedly announced a competition to fly 10 ProBlogger readers into the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. The response has been amazing. We’ve had hundreds of entries and there has been some great interest in the promotion. With just under a week to go to get your entries in I thought today I might whet your appetite a little by revealing the itinerary of the trip. Sunday 10 June.

Avoiding Measurement

Geoff Livingston

Image by Vincepal Would you like to learn how to create an integrated multichannel marketing program? Register today for a Marketing in the Round training with Gini Dietrich and me in Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, New York or Washington, DC. I was talking with Gini Dietrich about our forthcoming book Marketing in the Round, and [.]. Marketing Dell dietrich gini interactive MarketingProfs measurement monitoring outcomes Social Media

The Church And State Of Advertising

Twist Image

Are marketers poisoning the well? When I first started publishing music magazines back in the nineties, I kept running into the question of ethics. We were a two-person operation back then and my job was not only handling all of the editorial content, but the advertising as well. Having a role with that kind of duality was seen as a no-no. The world of editorial content in the media and the advertising that surrounded it was separated like the church and state. To maintain the integrity of the content, they never wanted journalists anywhere near the sales reps. Does anyone remember Blogola?

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Redesigning Your Blog to Drive Reader Behavior

Convince & Convert

Soon, you’ll be seeing an all-new version of Convince & Convert. It’s undergoing a full makeover , led by the amazing Rafal Tomal from Copyblogger Media. We’re of course staying with the Genesis Framework that provides enormous customization capabilities with unmatched ease-of-use. The Case for Redesign. Lots of blogs out there rarely if ever change their look and layout.

5 Offers to Drive Lead Generation

Puzzle Marketer

If you’re executing a digital marketing campaign, there is a good chance you’re ROI (return on investment) is based on how many emails, prospects, or customers you can get inside of your database. If you’re using a CRM (customer relationship management system) such as SalesForce.com or Oracle, those contacts have some real measurable value. Even more so when you can match them up with your sales data and discover little nuggets like customer lifetime value or simple conversions. It’s not completely free, but it’s close enough. Informational whitepapers.

How to Find People on LinkedIn

Ari Herzog

A student in my social media marketing class asked me how she can find employees who work at certain companies. created a video in response — for her and for you. Enjoy and learn : Please continue reading How to Find People on LinkedIn and leave a comment if inspired. Ari Herzog is currently seeking a full time position in social media. Connect on LinkedIn today. Media LinkedIn

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Best Instagram for Android Pics


Got suggestions? Leave them on the comments section. Android Apps Tech & Gadgets android instagram android instagram pics best instagram android pics brace yourself the instagram pics are coming instagram android banner instagram android google play instagram for android instagram for android phone instagram for android pics team android instagram

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

What the internet should be for…

The Way of the Web

Find something cool (in this case, a 9-year-old’s DIY cardboard arcade), share it, and bring people together to enjoy it and make a child very happy. Story via BoingBoing. The best way to enrich the web is to go out and discover, find and create interesting things and then help people come together around them. Buffer. Digital Culture discovery flashmob interestingness internet


Are You Using A Website Monitoring Service?

Small Business Mavericks

Can I see your website right now? Go on – go and check, I’ll wait. You can probably view your pages just fine – here’s some news – it doesn’t mean that I can. I’m not being facetious either – this is a serious question. There can be any number of problems with your website, and you may not know about them. To begin with, if your browser caches your website, which it probably does if you visit several times a day, then what you are looking at could be from your cache, and not your live site. This will help to identify network issues.

Thinking creatively to overcome social roadblocks

Jeff Esposito

Why bother trying when you get the same result? Think differently. March 29, 2012 9:49 am via Twitter for iPhone Reply Retweet Favorite @geoffliving Geoff Livingston. A few weeks ago, the Tweet above inspired a pretty good conversation with Geoff Livingston. While some saw as passive aggressive, I saw it as an inspiration to dealing with roadblocks and changing perceptions. There is no question that every now and then we are faced with challenges that test our breaking points. Sound familiar? On measuring social: Hi X. Thanks for bringing this up. These include X,Y and Z.

How to Find People on LinkedIn

Ari Herzog

A student in my social media marketing class asked me how she can find employees who work at certain companies. created a video in response — for her and for you. Enjoy and learn : Please continue reading How to Find People on LinkedIn and leave a comment if inspired. Ari Herzog is currently seeking a full time position in social media. Connect on LinkedIn today. Media LinkedIn

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Jeff Esposito

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