How Social Media Affects Search
JANUARY 12, 2015
For those of you who don’t know Andy, he is the co-founder and strategic director at Orbit Media, a web design and development firm in Chicago. It is billed as how social media affects search , but after I watched a draft of it, I think it’s that and more, particularly for PR professionals. How Social Media Affects Search. By Gini Dietrich. CT, 10 a.m.
Linkedin Update: Linkedin Products & Services Page To Be Removed
MARCH 30, 2014
Yes, that’s right. On April 14 Linkedin Products & Services Tab will be removed from LinkedIn Company Pages! So, on April 14 : Your LinkedIn Products & Services pages will go away (disappear). In its place, Linkedin is recommending two alternatives to share information about your products and services: Company updates. Showcase Pages. 1. PNG, JPEG, or GIF.
Eight Social Media Tactics Designed for Big Return
OCTOBER 20, 2015
Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak at a company’s strategic planning session. I was the last docket on the agenda and my job was to rally the troops around using social media for the business. Social Media Tactics Everyone Should Use. Fill Out Your LinkedIn Profile with Content. Add LinkedIn Pulse articles. By Gini Dietrich. Add it! Booooring.
23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
DECEMBER 16, 2014
Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of?
LinkedIn is the Best Social Network for Improving SEO
SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
When it comes to sharing links, Facebook and Twitter immediately come to mind as the social networks of choice. Dan Dan Zarrella, HubSpot social media scientist, recently conducted a study of link sharing and SERP (search engine results page) correlation on the top three social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn — to determine which platform improves search [.]. Facebook Google LinkedIn Marketing Metrics Search SEO Social Media Twitter Social media marketing
102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)
JANUARY 2, 2013
With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? What is the source of the largest share of social traffic to websites? (It’s not what you almost certainly think.). LinkedIn Facts.
Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic
MARCH 18, 2012
Remember, the more you clean up those old posts the more they will pay you back with increased search engine traffic or organic traffic from social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Re-evealuate your sidebar(s) – Page load time is a factor in your search engine ranking, so find ways to minimize that load time. Ahhhh Spring! Do you have too many widgets? There you go!
Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011
MARCH 21, 2012
While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. Part of the reasoning is that while Facebook is good for sharing coupons, promoting events, and showcasing corporate culture to potential employees, LinkedIn is powerful at generating web traffic and leads. How can you optimize results from LinkedIn advertising?
Using Hashtags in Social Media Marketing
APRIL 26, 2014
Hashtags are increasingly important in social media marketing campaigns. They enable content marketers get in front of their target audience and identify social media conversations that are relevant to their business. They are a way to track topics on Twitter and other social media platforms. What are hashtags? Hashtags are labels for content. Twitter.
25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?
JULY 8, 2012
A while back, I asked a fairly straight-forward question on my Facebook page : What is your social media pet peeve? The value, here, is to help each of us understand what irritates other people in the realm of social media. 25 social media pet peeves. Spam and/or Phishing – via Twitter, LinkedIn email or any social media channel.
101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013
AUGUST 5, 2013
Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark), but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. But how do marketers and consumers view social media differently? LinkedIn Facts and Statistics.
Is LinkedIn the New Old Boys Network?
JUNE 16, 2011
According to the new Pew Internet study Social Networking Sites and our Lives there are nearly twice as many male LinkedIn users as female. Do men prefer LinkedIn’s brand of simple, stripped down, business-oriented networking? For what it is worth, females have stronger participation overall and in every other social network that was examined. Social Media
BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business
FEBRUARY 3, 2013
I’ve been meaning to do this braindump for a while now. I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media. paid media plan.
Five Tips for Using LinkedIn for Business Growth
JULY 26, 2011
One of the most untapped social media tools is LinkedIn. Facebook , Twitter , and now Google+ are the media darlings while LinkedIn, which has been around longer than any of the tools combined, continues to grow and provide value without all the celebrity. There are several applications you can activate to move content to your LinkedIn profile. Maybe not.
21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)
OCTOBER 8, 2013
The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” You’ve seen the statistics on social media marketing : 93% of marketers use social media for business.
How Social Media Can Affect Your Search Engine Rankings
JULY 22, 2014
This is a guest contribution from digital media project manager Sandeep Sharma. Now more than ever, marketing experts are improving their marketing strategy with fewer resources, and they are shifting marketing budgets from traditional to digital tactics like search engine optimization and social media. LinkedIn is at 225 million users. Source: LinkedIn.
Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan
Buzz Marketing for Technology
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI? The purse string holders might harbor unspoken thoughts like: “We spend big bucks on those developers, customer support and sales engineering people.
Best Tips for Successful Social Media and Digital Marketing in 2014
JANUARY 10, 2014
Social media and digital marketing are going to grow even stronger in 2014. With my first hand experience working with so many businesses, I am giving you my most important social media and digital marketing tips that will help you increase your online footprint, exposure and bottom line in 2014 for your business. In short: social media is human interaction.
79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012
AUGUST 18, 2012
Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below). And social media isn’t just about lead generation of course. And…even social media itself.
10 Tips to Be Successful on LinkedIn
MARCH 4, 2014
LinkedIn launched on May 5, 2003 (on my mother’s birthday) and currently has 277 million members — with two new people creating accounts every second. Here are updated LinkedIn statistics to impress your boss or your mom. This is most important — as 40% of LinkedIn users visit the site every day. Don’t display old photos to represent you on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn Groups Have Changed. Do They Still Make Sense for your Org?
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
A few weeks ago, LinkedIn announced that they were going to be rolling out some pretty big changes to their Groups feature. Not the biggest deal in the world, but yet another reminder that LinkedIn owns Groups and makes the rules. LinkedIn will be deciding what content belongs and doesn’t. members): LinkedIn Groups iOS Mobile App. Better Content Filtering.
Orchestrating Viral Social Media? Claiming #AlexFromTarget
NOVEMBER 13, 2014
If you’re friends with any teenaged girls on social media, you may have heard about #AlexFromTarget. And we might have let it go at that, but it turns out, as has so often been the case lately, reports surfaced that this “organic,” “viral” social media fad may have had some engineering behind it. Claiming Credit for Viral Social Media? Perhaps.
103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)
NOVEMBER 12, 2013
As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. They are refining tactics, integrating social with other marketing channels, taking a hard look at new networks, and continuing to refine their measurements of success. Relevanza ). 2.
Why Social Media Is So Important for Your Business in 2014
FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Social media networks were a novelty 5 years ago, but today their importance is no longer debated. Yes, businesses have definitely realized the power of social media and accepted that social media marketing has to be part of their marketing and PR mix. 89% of marketers stated that increased exposure was the number one benefit of social media marketing.
Dilbert on Social Media Managers
SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
Dilbert is known for its satirical office humor about a white-collar, micromanaged office featuring the engineer Dilbert as the title character. Here’s what happens when Beth, the new Marketing Manager for Social Media enters Dilbert’s corporate world: What do you think? Share this on LinkedIn. Sounds familiar? Email this to a friend? Share this on Facebook.
Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
LinkedIn is firmly ensconced among the “big 3″ social networks for marketing and business purposes, and though its base of 80 million members is far smaller than the 600 million users of Facebook, its impact in B2B marketing is larger. According to recent research , 32% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to generate leads, versus just 16% who do so on Facebook.
87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012
OCTOBER 16, 2012
Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics. 1. 56% of Americans have a profile on at least one social networking site. Social media fatigue?
33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far
AUGUST 28, 2012
Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). However, as the posts and articles highlighted below show, plenty of questions remain, such as how much should we budget for social media?
Clever Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Your Business
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
Whether you’re searching for new customers, looking to build up your brand awareness, or just hoping to create a network of connections , social media can be a dream come true—when it’s done right. But with over a billion members on Facebook alone, making a name for your business on social media can be tricky. What About LinkedIn? Lesson?
23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012
DECEMBER 4, 2012
As noted in 33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012 So Far , posted here a few months ago, social media marketing adoption is now so widespread there’s little further question of “if” or “when” in the minds of most marketers–but many “how” and “what” questions still remain. know—Reddit?
Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management
JANUARY 6, 2015
Social media helps you boost traffic to your website (and your physical office!), Appropriate, effective management is the key to ensuring you get the returns for your social media marketing investments. The management of social media initiatives will help you align your people, time, budget and expenses together with your goals for successful completion of campaigns.
21 Social Media Marketing Tips You Can’t Live Without
JULY 13, 2016
Are you in charge of getting your company’s social media marketing up and running? Using social media to grow your business, generate leads and build a brand may seem like a huge task, and in some ways it is. But there are steps you can follow to improve your chances of success, which will help you take advantage of everything social media has to offer.
19 More Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
JANUARY 13, 2015
While social media marketing has become commonplace, questions about how to optimize the use of social channels and networks, and how to stand out from the crowd, remain. This follow-up post answers several more, such as: what are the best social networks for b2b social media marketing? The Dead Zones: When Not to Post on Social Media by Cool Infographics.
Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Or that a third (or more, depending on which study you believe) of all clicks go to the top result on a search engine query? Social Media Stats, Facts and Research Does Facebook Need To Build A Search Engine? companies now use social media for marketing.
Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010
JANUARY 17, 2011
For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven decisions “based on the numbers (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. Social Media Facts and Stats. Adam T.
7 Reasons Your LinkedIn Profile is a Hot Mess
Convince & Convert
DECEMBER 10, 2013
In the age of personal brand marketing, it’s just not okay to let your LinkedIn profile sit collecting Internet dust until you’re ready to look for your next job. Here are seven reasons your LinkedIn profile might be coming across as a social media hot mess. 1) Your headshot was taken at a BBQ. Do their LinkedIn profiles show up near the top of the list?
Linking Up on LinkedIn
JUNE 14, 2011
She works at Media Needle, a social media/word-of-mouth marketing agency based out of Los Angeles.]. Launched in 2003, LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. With last month’s LinkedIn stock market launch the company is more talked about than ever. Overview of LinkedIn. Here is a list of uses for LinkedIn.