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Search Engine Optimisation Benefits For Small Organizations

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Even so, most site owners do not fully understand how important search engine optimisation is for their online entities. Gaining A Site That Users And Search Engines Love. SEO basically offers an experience that is also perfect for search engines. As search engine rankings increase, organic visitors come in. That is really easy with search engine optimisation.

8 Tips for Social Video Storytelling

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Youtube is still ubiquitous as a platform (more than 100 hours of video uploaded every minute!), and remains the #2 search engine, so including this platform in your audience outreach strategy is generally advised. 4 – Know Your Platform. Always hire a professional sound engineer for video shoots. See more on how to create a hook in item 6 below. Then it gets interesting.

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6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

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It is a quick and easy way to give yourself a better shot at viral status. I’d also run the new URL through this tool to make sure all the essential SEO elements (meta description, sub-headings, etc) are in place and that the URL returns a proper 200 OK code (I’ve seen many bloggers blocking search engines from following links or indexing the site without being aware of that).

5 Tips for Building a Content Marketing Strategy for Nonprofits

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Images and infographics offer volumes of value in your content marketing engineering. By using keywords in the alt tags in website images, you can hope that search engines will pick up your original images and generate some traffic. Content Planning Beyond Just Website Design and SEO. Because of this, there can be more of a struggle to produce engaging content on a regular basis.

Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

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Their learning management system (LMS) becomes a learning engine. Post by Jack McGrath, President of Digitec Interactive. These guys are awesome, check out their new LMS platform here. ———– “Oh to be young and underemployed,” said no one ever. Yet this is the case for many entering the workforce today. However, it isn’t all bad news. photo credit ).

How to Bring Your Business Blog to the Next Level

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Ann has been into Internet Marketing for 7 years, she is the former Editor-in-Chief of Search Engine Journal and contributor to prominent search and social blogs including Small Biz Trends and Mashable. Guest post by the awesome Ann Smarty. —————-. Your business blog is a failure. But you keep updating it because all your competitors have blogs. Sounds familiar?

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LinkedIn Groups Have Changed. Do They Still Make Sense for your Org?

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Standard Groups will show up in search results (both LinkedIn search and search engines) but the conversations inside the group won’t–only members of the group will be able to see them. If your group is currently private, it will be Unlisted and will no longer appear in search results either on LinkedIn or search engines, and only group owner and/or managers can invite people to join.

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8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media

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Curata: This is an award-winning content discovery tool for finding the best content with their “self-learning” search engine, organizing it, and publishing or promoting it anytime and anywhere. Type a keyword in their search engine and find stories (relevant news, live events, popular campaigns, conversations, and even memes) worth sharing on the topic. Check ‘em out! The trap.it

5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits

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Since search engines now index hashtags, using a custom hashtag consistently across multiple social accounts will help enhance organic search results. Twitter is perhaps one of the fastest-moving social platforms. With hundreds of thousands of tweets being shared every day, maintaining visibility and driving engagement become key challenges for most Twitter marketers.

Association Social Media: American Society of Civil Engineers

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———————   Welcome to Elizabeth Bookhultz, Social Media Specialist, American Society of Civil Engineers! 1) First things first –  in what department in your organization does your role sit? On the other hand, Twitter is where we find a lot of academics and engineering firms. Who do you report to? . Are they interlinked in specific ways?

Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management

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Raven Tools boosts the value of its social media management offering by including effective search engine optimization and advertising management as well. Social media helps you boost traffic to your website (and your physical office!), increase exposure, build awareness, drive engagement and create a community around your cause. But only when it’s done right. HootSuite. SproutSocial.

Why is your content strategy failing?

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Filling in these fields will help your content get noticed in the search engine results. It is important to understand that it is not enough to just have a content marketing strategy in place. It should have the ability to make a difference in your organization, and should also help in attracting new members. Don’t make these blunders. Taking your content marketing team too lightly.

4 Steps For Creating the Ultimate Video Marketing Plan

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Your YouTube channel should have a properly sized and engaging cover photo, search engine optimized descriptions, and relevant social links. Similarly, be sure your video also contains a search engine optimized description, keyword-enriched tags, and relevant links to your website and social sites. Create one full-length professionally recorded video. ———-.

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You’re Never Going to Sell Content Strategy

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Before returning to consulting in 2015, she served as Web Director at the American Society of Civil Engineers, where she oversaw a full strategic overhaul of their web and social media presence. This article is by awesome content strategist  Carrie Hane ; originally published on Medium , it’s reposted here for SocialFish with permission. Instead, we started DOING content strategy.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Content for SEO

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Quoth this post : “The power of content for SEO is clear, as 92 percent of marketers cite  content creation as effective for search engine optimization. In MarketingSherpa’s latest  Search Marketing Benchmark  report, content came out a winner, named a top-performing strategy by survey respondents. ” More like this. Content Strategy Debunking the Hype Implementation Potluck

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Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform

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With rasa.io ’s Relevancy Engine, users are shown prioritized content from all of their communities that is most relevant to them. Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! It truly maximizes our content. Personalized machine learning.

How to Improve Your Facebook Page SEO

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Google has been indexing Facebook Pages for quite some time now , so Facebook Page SEO (search engine optimization) isn’t anything new. Facebook’s new Graph Search is very different from Google search. With Graph Search, you can  combine keyword searches with friends who’ve shared content  on Facebook related to that search. Tweak Your Page Category. Complete your Address.

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Realignment #3: From Passive Knowledge to Collaborative Discovery

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culture of engineers, priding itself in its orderly and timely deliveries, CEMEX noticed a growing dissatisfaction among its contractor clients. From The Demand Perspective Leading From the Outside. This has become the association’s fastest growing program. Read Read case in this free white paper. These are all characteristics of true learning organizations. Are you a learning organization?

You’re Not Too Busy for Social Media Marketing

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The added value of Google+ as a social media marketing vehicle is in its search engine roots and the inter-relatedness of Google products. Your website represents your products and services. Your Facebook page helps you connect with your customers. Your company’s LinkedIn profile connects you with vendors, industry contacts, and candidates. Why wouldn’t you add more social media? Go Google+.

Should your online community be open or closed?

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Search engines can index posts and traffic from search can lead to more people participating. This post originally appeared on  Online Community Results. We partner with OCR on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. ———— Open or Closed—Who Can Participate? Pros and Cons of Open Spaces.

How to Leverage Your Employees on LinkedIn

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Our proprietary scoring engine measures how effectively each employee is using LinkedIn to drive the company’s branding, messaging, and networking objectives. I recently came across what I think is a hugely valuable tool called PeopleLinx – and asked Steve Werner from PeopleLinx to tell you more. ——————-. LinkedIn can help with all of those.

The Best of Association Social Media 2014

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Elizabeth Bookhultz, Social Media Specialist, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) . So here we are, in a new year. And what a year 2014 was. Jamie and I  wrote another book  (out soon! You will hear lots more about it!). And I’m helping launch an awesome association industry startup  (more on that in due course). Phew! I can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring! Centscere.

How to Use Content Curation To Grow Your Online Presence

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Not by starting a search engine, perhaps, but by finding, sorting and providing pertinent information to those who are interested in the topic your company addresses, otherwise known as content curation. Content curation surrounding plumbing topics will help you spread the word about your store, get more calls and maybe even improve your search engine ranking. The Tools You Need.

Managing Social Media Campaigns

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Her other interests – besides online content strategy, internet marketing and search engine optimization – are technology, sports and fashion. Social media marketing has become the third most popular form marketing as of 2013. Creating a social media campaign is not a one time event. You need a social media management team to manage and monitor the social media campaigns.

Would you join a Community Manager Association?

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There are associations for medical  and engineering society execs. Maggie McGary posits the question on her blog  [my bold]: How many associations pay not only ASAE dues, but also registration and travel for multiple staff to attend one or more ASAE conferences a year–easily more than $1,500 a year per person? A lot. Obviously there’s value–check out the Power of A if you need convincing.

5 Things You Should Know About Changes in Facebook Functionalities

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Her other interests – besides online content strategy, internet marketing and search engine optimization – are technology, sports and fashion. There are new changes to Facebook almost every month that cause a lot of panic and irritation among its users. Most importantly, there are so many big and small changes to Facebook that many users remain unaware of these changes.

3 Social Media Opportunities Your Nonprofit is Losing

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Make your content sharable by adding share buttons, and focus your content for SEO, as many potential customers use social networking platforms as search engines. Guest post by Yazmin Gray. ———— So, your NPO is in its early stages and you’re looking to promote it. What other resources can you use to spread the word about your budding organization? Think again.

Why Can’t We Define Public Relations?

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Some of us even integrate what might be considered more traditional marketing: Email, database development, search engine optimization, trade shows, search engine marketing, inbound marketing, cultivate and convert leads, gamification, and mobile technology. [LONG POST ALERT!]. By way of illustration, let’s summarize that conversation for a minute. Internal PR vs agency PR.

Is your Organization Capable of Unorthodox Thinking?

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This is how Bezos describes the process that led to their leadership role in cloud computing (in the same Wired article):   Approximately nine years ago we were wasting a lot of time internally because, to do their jobs, our applications engineers had to have daily detailed conversations with our networking infrastructure engineers. The New Competence of the Knowledge Age. Sermo did.  

An invisible economy in Latin America and the Caribbean?

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Communications takes the lion’s share of this ‘new’ economic engine, but with 120 million mobile subscribers it could not be expected less. This is a guest post by Felipe Buitrago, consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank, related to his awesome new book about the Orange Economy. plan to write more about this later, but take a look first. ————-. Book review

A Culture of Content

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“When content becomes an ingrained part of an organization’s culture, content strategy functions like a well-oiled engine, producing, circulating, and begetting content, creating numerous efficiencies in the process. Really like this Altimeter deck. Click the webinar link for a replay. ———– ( photo credit ). Content Strategy

Three Ways to Get the Most From Your Brand’s Blog

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At the same time, it didn’t take a rocket scientist to tell that they’d spent more time worrying about writing for search engines and less on actually writing for people. Because Google has become extremely savvy in being able to sift through clever SEO marketers and true content providers, this method has proven useful in receiving nods from search engines and visitors that stick around.

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

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We also are big fans of setting up Google Alerts , whereby you can receive daily or weekly email alerts about search engine results of keywords you want to monitor for interesting new content. Guest post by Meg Rulli, Co-founder,  ModMark Group. ———— “I don’t have time for social media.”. “I don’t have the money to hire anyone to do our social media marketing.”.

Your Big Brains Can Raise Awareness of Your Organization, Part 1 of 2.

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Quora Founder Adam D’Angelo answered a question on Quora asked way back in 2010: Is Quora open to Google or other search engines, and can unregistered users see answers? And of course, if you don’t want to be found on Google or other search engines (why are you still reading?) Well, that’s because I wanted to to use the notable absence as a not-so-subtle segue.

Using YouTube for B2B

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YouTube videos show up in organic search engine results, thus boosting your business’s chances of being noticed. YouTube reigns over online video sharing. The site’s content ranges from official music videos to homemade cat clips, with so much in between. B2C is certainly effective on the Tube, but companies looking for B2B opportunities can benefit from utilizing the site as well.

10 Reasons to Have a Social Media Response Triage Flowchart

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permission was granted from the American Society of Civil Engineers for us to show this triage chart which we developed with them. We do a lot of work with associations to help them develop what we call social media triage (or escalation or response) charts. Here’s one example*. Right-click and open in a new tab or window for a full-size image). Air Force Blog Assessment.

Crowdsourcing for Organizations

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Today, sites like Crowdrise and Facebook Causes help you reach out to your social network-based connections and transform them into a powerful fundraising engine. This is a guest post by Aliza Sherman,  whose new book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Crowdsourcing , is a basic primer about the concepts, processes, and techniques of crowdsourcing.   Get the book here. Action. Featured

Mind: Blown! Technologies of the Future

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Here’s the description: Drawing from innovative experiments in such varied industries as science and engineering, advertising and marketing, and architecture, as well as the green movement and social collaboration. I’m presenting   Mind: Blown! Technologies of the Future today at the AE Institute conference for Realtor association executives. Potluck

Get Creative with B2B Marketing in 2015

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Behind Google, YouTube is the second-most used search engine – which means there’s tons of potential. One of the best things about marketing is the constant challenge that comes with it. You don’t want to repeat yourself from last year, nor do you want to look sloppy next to the competition. B2B is especially susceptible to very high standards and unusual challenges. Guerrilla Marketing.

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The Art of Innovation

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If a company waits–for example, the engineers convince management to add more features–until everything is perfect, it will never ship, and the market will pass it by. So I looked it up to remind myself of the source and came across this very old post by Guy Kawasaki that I had bookmarked  years ago. So I’m reposting it in its entirety here for you. What do you think?

Association Social Media at #Tech12 – More on Google+

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Claire Berlin from the National Society of Accountants talked about their strategy for Twitter; Leikny Johnson, formerly of the American Society of Civil Engineers discussed LinkedIn, and I talked a bit about Google+… …just hours before Google announced the launch of Communities. As promised , here are my slides from #Tech12. Yes, you heard that right.

How to Use Pinterest to Advance Your Organization

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Discussing a variety of examples, David and Heidi will cover some of the many benefits that come from integrating Pinterest into your marketing and communications mix, including search engine optimization and search engine marketing. Did you have a nice 4th of July break? Feeling rested and ready to take on the world again? REGISTER HERE ! Overview. Key Takeaways.

Quora? Verdict: Awesome.

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Check out  electrical engineering or  civil engineering or, heck,  genetic engineering as examples.). Following people you already know is a serendipity engine for seeing what topics they follow. Here’s a nice summary from Beth Kanter to catch you up if you haven’t checked it out yet. Read that first, particularly the section on her first impressions.