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Agency Leads Must Absolutely Use Twitter

Spin Sucks

We try it all first and take our learnings and apply them to that of our clients. A few weeks ago, a client asked if we should try Twitter Lead Generation Cards  for their business. Just Follow on Twitter? You see the author, a lead at a very well-known firm, thinks those of us who run agencies should only follow people on Twitter—not engage, respond, or even tweet. She agreed.

Websites and Search Engines are Far from Dead

Webbiquity SMM

Search engines are going away. Now, John and I have been following each other on Twitter for quite some time, and I have tremendous respect for him. ” Professor Gelernter and John certainly have a point in that streaming information (a Twitter feed being a prime example) is an increasingly popular way to consume web content (and time). Websites are dead. Poppycock. Hooey.

The Power of Social Over Search Engines

Spin Sucks

How long do you think you could go without using an Internet search engine? asked my friends and networks the question, and two thirds of the people I asked said that, on average, they use a search engine more than 10 times per day. Think about the power and influence this gives search engines over the way we see the world. Today’s guest post is written by Paul Sutton.

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

From humble beginnings, Twitter has grown to become an indispensable source for online news alerts as well as a vital marketing tool. The microblogging site now boasts more than 255 million monthly active users , and 53% of Twitter users recommend products in their tweets at some time. How can marketers best utilize Twitter’s expanded features and the latest tools?

Why Twitter Killed the Twitter Share Button

Convince & Convert

Legions of bloggers and website publishers will log on November 21 and discover that the familiar digits displaying the number of  Twitter shares on their content have disappeared. Why would Twitter do this? Twitter is overlooking the fact that they are going to look stupid when Facebook and LinkedIn have working buttons on every piece of content in the world and they don’t.

The Difference Between SEOs and Search Engine Marketers

Bill Hartzer

During a recent comment thread on Facebook by my buddy Steve Floyd , the subject of SEOs (Search Engine Optimization pros or “search engine optimizers”) and SEMs (Search Engine Marketers or “Pay Per Click professionals”) came up. It’s the way SEOs and Search Engine Marketers work. Search Engine Marketing Search Engine Optimization

Hide Facebook Profile from Search Engines

Ari Herzog

allow the global Facebook community to find me, read my personal profile updates and comment when inspired; but I disable my profile from being indexed by search engines. Responding to queries how I hide my profile from search engines and how people who are not friends can write on my wall, this video explains : -- Thanks for reading Hide Facebook Profile from Search Engines by Ari Herzog.

Association Social Media: American Society of Civil Engineers

SocialFish

———————   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? . How do you manage content flow?

Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More

Pamorama

Optimize your Twitter posts. Sources: Wired, Business Insider, Social Caffeine, Bitly, Mashable, Social Media Examiner, Social Media Today, Business2Community, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Pew Research, eMarketer, OPEN Forum, Search Engine Land, New York Times. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer. Creating great content isn’t enough. Optimize your LinkedIn posts.

How Facebook is Slowly Strangling Twitter

Convince & Convert

For years, Twitter has rolled out new features to make its service more like Facebook. It’s as if the Twitter board of directors has spent the last two years pining to be as big as Facebook, and has consistently concluded that mimicking elements of that platform will unlock that secret code. An Incomplete History of Facebook Strangling Twitter. 1. Twitter rolls out Vine.

Does Buying Facebook Likes Help Search Engine Rankings?

Bill Hartzer

According to this unsolicited commercial email (spam), getting more Facebook Likes will increase your search engine rankings. Googles software engineer, Matt Cutts, has confirmed reports that Google uses social signals, such as links from Facebook and Twitter, as a ranking factor. So, does buying Facebook Likes help your search engine rankings? href=[link].

Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

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!

How Social Media Can Affect Your Search Engine Rankings

ProBlogger

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. You can see 38% of those doing very well with search engine optimization were also extensively integrating social media. Twitter has over 550 million accounts.

Do Google +1s and Shares Help Search Engine Rankings?

Bill Hartzer

The whole idea of this study was to figure out whether or not Google +1s actually help search engine rankings. Since Google does not fully trust social shares (yet), there is no way that Google would trust a social share, even if it’s a Google+ social share or +1, without combining that “factor” with other search engine rankings factors. Let me explain. Marketing

How to Leverage the New Twitter Partnership with Google

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com On February 4, Bloomberg broke the news about a deal between Google and Twitter , allowing tweets to appear in Google’s search results as soon as they are posted. In today’s post, I am going to delve more deeply into this topic, as it’s big news for people who are active in Twitter, or who are actively implementing SEO. Speculation Time!

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

In just a few short years, Twitter has transformed from an odd little sort of public IM service where people posted what they just ate for lunch or what their cat was doing at the moment into one of the big four social networks and a significant channel for news, PR & marketing, politics and more. Twitter’s 200 million users collectively tap out a billion tweets per week.

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Behr Paint Now Offering SEO and Search Engine Marketing Services

Bill Hartzer

But, apparently Behr Paint ( Behr Process Corporation ) is now offering search engine optimization and search engine marketing services to registered BehrPro professionals. Local businesses can now get their paint and their search engine optimization and search engine marketing services from the same company. Search Engine Optimization That’s a good thing.

5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits

SocialFish

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. Take a look at UNICEF’s Twitter page and you’ll see that they’re rather disciplined with their posting – they share one tweet almost every two hours.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 41 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women of technology on Twitter for 2012. Now a Business Information Analyst at The Mint Partnership, Valerie has an extensive background in the architecture and engineering industry. Stacey Acevero. Elyse_D.

12 Twitter Tips For Lawyers

Myrland Marketing

12 TWITTER TIPS. Well, it’s no secret I’m talking about Twitter because I’ve made that obvious in the title of today’s post. There are 645,750,000 active Twitter users, sending an average of 58 million Tweets a day. If you don’t think that Social Media are now search engines in a box, you might be mistaken. SHOULD LAWYERS USE TWITTER? .

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20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools by Pam Dyer on April 26, 2010 Share Image via Wikipedia Social media is much more than a way to stay connected and to have fun: it’s a way to market yourself, your business, and your products and services. Infographic] Next post: Who’s Using Twitter in the U.S.?

200+ Brilliant Content Marketing World Speakers (and Where to Find them on Twitter)

Visually SM

Morgan Hurley, Aon Fire Protection Engineering. Brian Kardon, Lattice-Engines. Follow him on Twitter at @natebirt. The post 200+ Brilliant Content Marketing World Speakers (and Where to Find them on Twitter) appeared first on Visually Blog. In the universe of content marketing, few events rival Content Marketing World currently happening Sept. 8-11 in Cleveland. John F.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

One source of inspiration was Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women by Diana Adams ( @adamsconsulting ) and Amy D. Diana writes for BitRebels.com and InkRebels.com, and as noted above, her post on Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women was one source of inspiration for this #Nifty50 list. She’s an informative and prolific Twitterer, and active in Twin Cities social media. What is it? aaker.

Two Tools to Manage Twitter Chats With Ease

Janet Fouts

If you participate in Twitter chats regularly you’re as sad as I am to hear that Twitter’s API changes made it difficult for some applications to work. You can also block a user from showing in the stream (at least for those using SmartStream to watch) so you can block out the spammers that often plague a chat once it trends on Twitter. OneQube. Twubs.

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88 Marketers You Need to Follow on Twitter

Convince & Convert

thought it would be useful to create a Twitter list of these people ( which you can access and follow here ); but even more interesting to see how they are connected and interconnected. Among this group, the top 10 people with the highest Insider Score (meaning that other people in the group follow them on Twitter) are: 1. 88 marketers you should follow on Twitter.

Twitter Scoops Up Machine Learning Firm Magic Pony Technology

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey  announced in a blog post  that the company acquired machine learning  outfit Magic Pony Technology. Dorsey did not mention terms of the deal, but two sources told TechCrunch  Twitter is paying $150 million for Magic Pony Technology, which factors in retention bonuses for its staff of about 11, including co-founder Zehan Wang and co-founder and CEO Rob Bishop. Dorsey wrote in his blog post: Machine learning is increasingly at the core of everything we build at Twitter. Readers: What are your thoughts on Twitter’s new acquisition?

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How to Identify a Twitter Spammer

Ari Herzog

View the story "Guess Which Twitter Account is Fake" on Storify ]. Guess Which Twitter Account is Fake. Need to start finding a job!:o any recording studios want an engineer?:pCherish Need to start finding a job!:o any recording studios want an engineer?:pDel Need to start finding a job!:o any recording studios want an engineer?:pCarlyn Need to start finding a job!:o any recording studios want an engineer?:pKathy Need to start finding a job!:o any recording studios want an engineer?:pMarine Media TwitterScroll through the below tweets.

If Titanic Had Twitter

Social Media Marketing

The Titanic has always had an allure about it - an amazing feat of engineering that was brought down on its maiden voyage, tales of heroism and chivalry (women and children first), class struggles and unforeseen safety needs. But one of the more creative acknowledgments of the anniversary has to be from The History Press , a British publishing company that started the @TitanicRealTime Twitter account to chronicle the progress of the ship as if sent from aboard the ship itself. TwitterToday marks 100 years since the R.M.S.

What The Twitter-Yahoo! Partnership Means To You

Small Business Mavericks

Twitter and Google got their very public divorce in 2011 after a brief flirtation period with realtime search. Twitter has been dating and looking for a replacement. than Twitter on the surface of things. mean, what’s to be gained from this relationship for Twitter other than having additional capital to use for other things? Nevertheless, I expect that there will be ways for the run-of-the-mill search engine marketer to capitalize on this relationship – particularly if you are in one of the above-mentioned niches. How about Twitter? Yahoo!

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How To Write The Perfect Twitter Bio

Firebelly

Writing your Twitter bio may be the most complicated thing about Twitter. However, just mindlessly writing your Twitter bio may do you more harm than good in terms of followers, and people who actually can find your Twitter account. Your Twitter bio is not a grocery list. For example, my Twitter bio used to say: Butler University. Blog Twitter

Search Engine Optimization: 5 Important SEO Ranking Factors

Bill Hartzer

It would appear that many search engines are trying to gauge the relative influence of Facebook and Twitter users, and as the report puts it: “These changes could lead to likes becoming as important as links in the algorithms.” Search Engine OptimizationThere are more than 200 factors that contribute to this ranking scheme. Remove the no.

Two Twitter Accounts: Yea or Nay?

Waxing UnLyrical

My Twitter experience began over three years ago with an anonymous account. So I created a more professional Twitter account, with the intention of making a grand announcement one day. I had it all planned out; I would tweet my real identity, and all my followers would shift to my professional profile, and all would be right with the world. Guest post by Sanjiva Persad. What say you?

Book Review and Giveaway- The Commitment Engine by John Jantsch

Janet Fouts

The Commitment Engine: Making Work Worth It , by John Jantsch. In the Commitment Engine he shows us what commitment really means in a business and a personal sense. In the book he says “A commitment engine business must always ask ‘How can we make what we give away better than what our competitors charge for?’” It’s making work fun. Maybe not.

Is Twitter Or Facebook More Influential In The SERPs?

Small Business Mavericks

Todd Mallicoat aka Stuntdubl recently fielded a series of SEO questions on Twitter. Next year, what will effect (sic) SERP’s (sic) more, Twitter or Facebook? Take a look at Twitter, on the other hand. Twitter messages are often returned, both at Google and at Bing, in realtime search. The realtime search at both search engines often filter into true organic search. But Twitter doesn’t have anywhere near the influence that Facebook has. Directly, he says, it will be Twitter. search engines bing facebook google search results Twitter

20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As the fourth-largest social network, and the fastest growing in 2012 , Twitter has emerged as a serious platform for business professionals to share breaking news, promote thought-leadership content, and engage with customers, prospects, peers and industry influencers. ” How can you grow and maintain an active, relevant Twitter following? Twitter Tips and Guides.

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Twitter’s Simpler Search: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Here are 5 must-reads on new changes Twitter made to its search functionality we don’t want you to miss. Twitter patches up its search interface. By Rafe Needleman As hinted at in a tweet by Twitter’s Pankaj Gupta last night, Twitter today rolled out an improved search experience. What Twitter’s New Search Features Mean For Google, Third-Party Developers.

Facebook Acting More and More Like a Search Engine

Bill Hartzer

Is it just me, or is Facebook acting more and more like a search engine, crawling all sorts of URLs. Facebook is acting more and more like a search engine every single day. But, in this case, Facebook Bot is visiting FROM a LinkedIn URL, and they are visiting the site FROM a Twitter link. Right now I’m seeing referrers from LinkedIn and from Twitter.

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Twitter Aim to Regain Momentum with New Video & Group Message Features

Mindjumpers

Last week Twitter launched the new video feature making it possible for users to easily capture and share videos without leaving the app. As Facebook and Twitter gain more momentum into the video space, their success will likely have huge implications for the future of marketing, media, and content on a long-term basis. See more video instructions from Twitter here.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list. These men are indeed using Twitter to rewire and reorient the Web. Today, Twitter posts 50 million tweets per day. Adam L.

Twitter Looking for Head of Consumer Product … Again

SocialTimes Twitter

One of the hottest seats in social media shows no signs of cooling off, as Twitter is once again looking for a head of consumer product. Twitter confirmed to Kurt Wagner  of Re/code  that Jeff Seibert (below), who assumed the role last September , is returning to his former role of running developer product suite Fabric. Image of Jeff Seibert courtesy of his Twitter account.

28 (of the) Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2012 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter isn’t just for the birds anymore. According to recent social media research , Twitter now has more than 165 million users, and is attracting nearly a million new users each day. Twitterers collectively post a billion tweets every three days. 62% of the Fortune 500 companies have at least one Twitter account, and the average Fortune 100 firm maintains 10 separate Twitter handles to support different product lines, divisions, functional areas and geographic regions. Twitter Tips for Newbies. How to Grow Your Twitter Following.

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Pew Research Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks.

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Pew Research News Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks and Twitter by Adam Sherk on September 13, 2010 The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has published the results of its latest survey on news consumption and related topics. Only 3% regularly or sometimes gets news from Twitter.

How the Portland Trail Blazers Became the NBA’s #1 Ranked Twitter Account

Simply Measured

At that time, Twitter was a shiny new digital toy that most publishers, brands and influencers had yet to sink their claws into — that phenomenon took off in late 2008-early 2009. Fast-forward nine years and there isn’t a (good) marketing strategy on the planet that doesn’t include Twitter. Quick Guide to Twitter Metrics & Definitions Download. Nothing meshes more beautifully than live sports and Twitter. Chalk it up to the demographic crossover, the ability to voice a strong opinion, or the fast-paced speed of sports and Twitter paralleling each other.