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How LinkedIn Endorsements Can Work for Your Small Business

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Sarah Levy. If you’re not already familiar with and using LinkedIn, you’re missing out on a great [small] business tool. The world’s largest social networking website for professional workers claims more than 175 million registered members in more than 200 countries and territories around the world — not bad for a service that was launched less than ten years ago!

PeopleBrowsr v. Twitter: The Arguments On Each Side — And What’s At Stake

The Realtime Report

Yesterday, a San Francisco court gave PeopleBrowsr, an provider of Twitter analytics services, a temporary restraining order against Twitter. The court ruling forces Twitter to maintains PeopleBrowsr’s full access to Twitter’s firehose of data. This is a first, small victory for the plaintiff in a case that could become a defining moment in the evolution of the data-driven web. You betcha.

The Importance of Content Marketing When Building SEO Strategies [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Earlier this month, Mai wrote an article about why you should put content marketing at the heart of your brand strategy , in which she gives a summary of the importance of content marketing for your brand. Some interesting key facts from the infographic are: The most popular types of content that marketers spend time on producing are blog posts, social media updates (Facebook posts, tweets, etc.)

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The Big Content Marketing Fail: How Much Content Do You Need?

Conversionation

This blog post tells some personal stories and takes you a bit back in time. In case you don’t feel like fully reading it, prefer the rules of short copy and want to read the conclusions first then this is for you: we are massively killing content marketing and are making the same old mistakes we always have. So, if you care about your budget and your customers read this. Hurray. It gets worse.

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

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

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Social Media: The Key to Transforming Doctor-Patient Communication

Waxing UnLyrical

Your child has come down with a rasping cough. You put on your Dr. Mom hat, jump online and feverishly Google their symptoms, you check social media to see if any of your friend’s children are sick. Overwhelmed Overwhelmed by the multitude of potential diagnoses, you decide to wait and see if the cough subsides before scheduling an appointment. If social media and blogs in the U.S Education. costs.

Bookmark: The Ultimate Social Media Image Size Guide

SocialFish

This is it; what you have been waiting for. Bookmark this page, and send lots of thanks and good vibes over to Dan Wilkerson and Luna Metrics for this: The Ultimate Complete Final Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet. Also check over there for updates!). ————— ( photo credit ). Featured From the Trenches Implementation

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. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 400 million users. via  Yahoo. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 187 million active users. via  LinkedIn. via  Google.

How to Reach Social Success with Contextual Marketing

Mindjumpers

The following post is part of the  Mindjumpers Network  series and written by our Community Manager, Sara Hansson. Mindjumpers Network is a global network of local country community managers enabling international companies to execute and maintain brand communities in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way across markets with the aim of creating effect and value. Mindjumpers Network.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

4 Ways Your Website Can Replace Focus Groups

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Behavioral Targeting Conversion Optimization Online Testing Web Analytics Web Design. While focus groups attempt to simulate and gain insights on what the customer potentially thinks, nothing can substitute truly anonymous, honest and unbiased feedback. Websites, however, can now provide this level of data in real time. We look at four ways that your website can replace focus groups: 1.

MUST READ: Clay Shirky on Disruption

SocialFish

As you know, we read Clay Shirky religiously over here at SocialFishing, and in the rare moments when he posts an essay or there is a video of him speaking, we always post it and it’s always thought-provoking. The people in the music industry weren’t stupid, of course. They had access to the same internet the rest of us did. First, the people running the old system don’t notice the change.

TweetLevel’s New Influence Measurement Tool Delivers Far More Than A Score

The Realtime Report

“Influence without context is irrelevant,” says the new TweetLevel how to page , and anyone who has followed my rants and reports on influence measurement knows that is music to my ears. This week TweetLevel launched a new version of its influence measurement tool that adds context to the influencer scoring in two important ways:  topic and influencer types. engagement, and trust.

Seven of the Best Guides to Marketing with Pinterest of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

While consumer brand marketers are embracing Pinterest enthusiastically, many B2B marketers are still in a quandary about the visual sharing site. On one hand, it’s highly engaging, rapidly growing, and has more than 11 million users. On the other hand, 80% of users are women and the most popular topics continue to be fashion, cooking, home decor, crafts, weddings and kids.

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.

The Pressures of Content Creation

Social Media Marketing

The marketing world seems ablaze with so-called "content marketing" ideas lately. Everywhere you turn, it's content-this, content-that. There are conferences that are specifically dedicated to content marketing. I've even been guilty of saying that content is the currency of social. With such ubiquity of content conversations, it should be easy, right? Not so fast. The second is that it's lazy.

24 Free Twitter Header Images

Geoff Livingston

As an amateur photographer nothing makes me happier than giving my photos away so people can use them. This holiday season I reedited 24 of my photos , cropping them to fit your Twitter header image. None of the photos have watermarks, none of them require attribution. If you like any of them, click on the link located below these images to download on Flickr. really appreciate your time.

Instagram Users Share Over 200 Photos Per Second On Thanksgiving

The Realtime Report

photo credit: Instagram user @yo_randyjackson. Thanksgiving set a new record for Instagram, with users of the mobile app sharing photos at a rate of 226 per second at the peak of the holiday. whopping 10 million photos were shared on the platform, and for several hours users were posting more than 200 photos per second “that mentioned Thanksgiving-themed words in their captions.”

New Feature On Pinterest Gives Users More Privacy

Firebelly

Pinterest recently launched Secret Boards. Pinners will appreciate this new feature and it will encourage more personal users to join as well. This new feature is fantastic for businesses, especially those who are planners. If a company is planning to launch a new product or host a special event a Secret Board can be created in advance, along with content, images, and descriptions for each pin.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Driving Successful Entrepreneurship: Passion, Perseverance and Persistence

Unspoken

When you look at most successful entrepreneurs, you discover three overriding traits – passion, perseverance and persistence – The Three Ps. They have a deep passion for what they are doing and keep at it until they achieve their goals. This inner drive, rather than the desire to make money, is the most critical component of their success. Think of Edison, Jobs, Dell, Hewlett and Packard, who all started out simply doing something they felt compelled to do. They persisted in looking everywhere for solutions to their challenges. Passion is not blind allegiance to an idea.

22 Twitter Pearls from Day 1 of #SMWF

Harp Interactive

The Social Media World Forum is underway today and will go on through tomorrow in New York. This conference has entered its third year and continues to provide top-level strategic advice and social media marketing insight. Blog Social Media & SEO Social Media Marketing Uncategorized #SMWF social media highlights social media tips social media world forum

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Social Advertising: Growth of Native Ads To Outpace Display

The Realtime Report

Spending on paid social media advertising will reach $4.6 billion in 2012 and is expected to double over the next 4 years, reaching $9.2 billion by 2016, according to a new report from BIA/Kelsey. For the first time, the report broke out spending on native social advertising vs. display social advertising ( Adweek ). Native ads running on social media sites (ex. billion in 2016. billion in 2016.

5 Must-Reads On Social Media & Cyber Monday

Firebelly

Take a look at the impact (or lack thereof) social media has on Cyber Monday in today’s must-reads. Cyber Monday: Facebook Adds Social Gifting Service. By Nick Trenchard Facebook is gearing up for the holiday season and expanding its roster of online retailers to help the social media giant transition into the world of e-commerce. Social networks fail Cyber Monday test.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Why Reputation Management Should Be Your Top Marketing Priority

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com. You’ve spent years building your business. You’ve invested time, sweat, and tears. You’ve missed dance recitals and soccer games as you’ve toiled to create it. You finally feel as though you can relax… until the day when the phone calls stop, the new customers vanish, and you can’t understand why. Finally, you learn from an existing customer.

Public Relations: It’s Called A ‘Profession’ For A Reason

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve been dealing with a situation for the past few weeks involving a student who thought she wanted to “ ‘be’ in public relations.”. That is, until she found out that she was expected to actually do something besides sit at her desk or go to parties. To quote my hero, Homer Simpson, “D-Oh!”. Those of us who now work or have worked in the public relat. Edward L. We make it happen !

How Campbell’s Go Targets Millennials On Facebook, Tumblr, Spotify, BuzzFeed And Mobile Games

The Realtime Report

Campbell’s Soups is reaching out to millennials with a “whimsical, humorous personality” on social media to promote a new line of microwaveable soup products, called Campbell’s Go. The campaigns reaches across multiple social platforms, including Facebook, Tumblr, BuzzFeed, Spotify and mobile gaming. The page, just launched in October, already has over 110,000 fans.

Three Most Important Content Marketing Lessons of 2012

Firebelly

This year has been one of major upheaval after another for content marketers. We’ve had our tried-and-true algorithms and techniques busted by Google, we’ve had new algorithms and measurements introduced, which actually sent some search engine optimization professionals out of business. Here are three things that every content marketer should have learned from the past 12 months. 1.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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

Amazon on Negative Comments: Disregard 5%

Geoff Livingston

Image by Spi-V. In its Holiday Marketing Best Practices Guide , Amazon coaches online merchants to disregard negative comments until they reach a ratio of 5% of all comments: “Most sellers will eventually receive some negative feedback. When it happens to you, put it in perspective: a 0-2% negative feedback rate is great! The truth is you can’t please everyone. troll).

A Guide to Multilingual SEO Strategy

Idaconcpts

With foreign languages experiencing exponential online growth, it’s important to consider whether or not multilingual SEO might be of benefit to your company. There are still many opportunities to carve out niche footholds in foreign language sectors by utilizing top performing keywords to attract international attention, in domain names, URLs and within the content of your website itself. Adapt.

Set Your New Social Media Manager Up For Success

Social Media Strategery

You wouldn't hire Jonathan Ive and put him in a cubicle with an underpowered Lenovo laptop, would you? You wouldn't sign Peyton Manning to run the triple-option offense, would you? You wouldn't hire Tony Stark but tell him he's not allowed using your tools, would you? Before going out and hiring that person to handle your social media, take some time to set them up for success.

Sorry, I’m Not a ‘for Dummies’ Writer

Viper Chill

This is a really awkward blog post to write. Mostly because I now have to backtrack on a lot of the things I said recently. I’ll cut a long story short: I’m no longer writing Viral Marketing for Dummies. This was not a decision by Wiley, nor the person who approached me with the book offer. It was entirely mine, and an entirely difficult one at that. cking Bullet Points. Right now?