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Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

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Or someone said you should so your considering it. Blogs for business are an outstanding tool for business, they can build community, be the backbone of your social media program, and drive traffic to your website, just for starters. But where do you start? Well, its an often overlooked question. Welcome to blogging, the place where you try to suck less. Define your goal. There I said it. Commit.

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5 metrics to track on Twitter

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PostRank will help balance out the information from Google Analytics, including RSS feed tracking and conversation on Twitter surrounding a particular link. It happened again this weekend. Over mimosas and a lovely chat. Laser focused and sincere the question came: “How many followers should I have on Twitter?&# Ahh, yes. It’s still a common question, mostly I believe, because its the easiest to measure, its a number you can view at a glance.  I get this question a lot. My answer is always the same: “It depends on your goals. Increased brand value?

What's your social currency?

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By taracoomans – April 4, 2011 Posted in: Content , Featured , social media Photo credit: BaronBrian 97 Million  people use Twitter. 640 Million on Facebook. Million users on YouTube. Ever ask yourself why they are there? Hold on. Before you answer – let me give you a hint: its a trick question.  Here’s the answer. Its all about “What’s in it for them&#. Wrong.

Social Media Complainers – your new BFF's

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Because – he’s the truth: for every person who gives you a chance to respond, there are probably 2 more who just complained to their friends and didn’t even tell you why there were unhappy. Ignoring the fact that you HAVE complaints is a  “if a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it.did it really happen?&# customer service philosophy. They WANT a resolution.

Book Review Wednesday: Wikibrands: Reinventing your company in.

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There are so many layers to this topic that entire (worthy) books have been written on social media philosophy, content creation or audience engagement. With all the dynamics elements to creating a successful social media presence, its sometimes hard to know where to start or even what books are worth the time investment. But before we get started: what exactly is a Wikibrand? All Rights Reserved

A Thousand Little Cuts of Social Media – A Kaizen Approach

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Essentially its an idea  “catch phrase&# born from the Kaizen approach. Maybe you are familiar with the Kaizen method to change. If you aren’t – hold on to your shorts boys and girls you about to get a quick 101. THEN, I’m going to tell you why its relevant to social media. Fear is so often the reason we do nothing, isn’t it? How does Kaizen relate to social media?

Tool Tuesday: SocialOomph

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All of these are things you can set on autopilot with the help of a 3rd party, but you can not do it directly from Twitter. For those services, I use and suggest SocialOomph. Heavy users of Twitter are to the point where they almost ignore their DM’s because there is so much junk (spam). So why do it at all? This is a discussion in social media circles today, and everyone has their opinion.

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Does it matter who follows you on Twitter or Facebook?

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Here’s some different ways of looking at it: The care and feeding of followers and fans. I’m not a believer in checking my followers to see what they can do for me. Photo by Ken Lund, Creative Commons. Interesting question, isn’t it? Generally speaking, I’d say the answer is yes, but the REASONS you should care might surprise you. My question is “what can I do for them&#. Ultimately, I think this attitude pays big dividends, but it is the long road and the high road. But what ever you do, beware of ignoring your followers. Test it out.  Promise.

Why Buying Twitter Followers Is Damaging To Your Brand

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Tool Tuesday: Qwitter

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That is to say, you feel like things are going great, you’re having engaging conversations regularly and feel as though you even have some “friends&# in Twitter. Its easy to get lulled into a false sense of success. At this point, a wake-up call is imperative. We should never sit on our laurels in social media. Enter Qwitter. Why is this important? That would be worth paying for!

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Why Talking Like A Human Requires An Actor’s Mindset

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When we do, we’ll all know because our social media feeds and the results for business will be remarkably improved. As your fingers hit the keyboard to respond to that email – do you find yourself ever pausing? If you’re in marketing, communications or PR, I bet your answer is “Every.Single.Time.” ” Getting a message across is still an art form, as evidenced by the amazing amount of useless info and poorly written emails we all receive every single day. It’s important to be thoughtful. But sometimes, being thoughtful is actually dehumanizing.

Socially Speaking What do YOU expect from brands and companies using social media?

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If there is one thing I’ve learned from my various social media audiences, its that you too have opinions about the care and feeding of social media persona. For sometime now, I’ve talked at you and with you about social media karma and best practices. However, we all create our own rules and definitions for what works for us in social media conversations. Conversely, we all have our own expectations about what a brand/company does with their social media profiles. You sometimes agree with me. Go ahead, let it all out. Besides Zappos. =). Conversation social media

The difference between an audience and a community in new media

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Auto posting RSS feeds on a Twitter account reaches audiences, but doesn’t create community. Communities Are Like Marriages: Communities require consistent feeding and caring. Creative Commons Photo by Daehyun Park. In the marketing world, we toss around some language that can be confusing. Two of those words are “audience&# and “community.&# Guess what? Read on.

What the ComScore Digital Year in Review means for small biz marketers

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If you thought that 2010 was a big year for digital marketing, you were right. The recent release of ComScore’s Digital Year in Review provides detailed information on search and advertising. The report is quite detailed and as you consider your marketing strategies for 2011 (provided you haven’t already done so), the report is full of tidbits that can help you make decisions.

Tool Tuesday: Sprout Social Update

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Google Reader Feeds: Many months ago when I filled out that survey Sprout Social sent me, I specifically remember a question about what it would take to be the only tool I use to post. While I’m still not using Sprout Social to post, the addition of my Google Reader feeds to its interface is mighty helpful, and again, its the interface that makes it manageable here.

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On Alice in Wonderland and Social Media

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Alice had lots of marketing avenues to explore, and one day, while Alice was pondering her next marketing move, she saw a White Rabbit. Recently, I’ve been thinking about how social media compares to Alice in Wonderland. The elusive White Rabbit.telling you EXACTLY what he thinks. The Moral of the Story: Before you follow the White Rabbit, talk with him some more. Alice does both. Confused?

Tool Tuesday: PostRank Analytics

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It isn’t that we need a tool that does everything. Its that we need a tool that does what it does really well. As a blogger, there are numerous tools at your disposal to track how your content is doing. Most obvious of these is Google Analytics. Another is the popular “Add This&# which also offers analytic information. Enter: PostRank. Love how easy it is to read and interpret.

Moderating Comments and Managing Online Communities

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The Viral Marketing Virus

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Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile makes appearance in Hawaii | Akamai.

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As a child, I never got sick of that song…and even today, I remember it when strolling down the aisles of the grocery. Who says ad dollars aren’t worth every penny?! The Oscar Myer Weinermobile makes an appearance in Hawaii this week. Hawaii is celebrating its 50th year as a state this year, the Weiner mobile started in 1936, making the Weinermobile the older of the two. Put it in perspective. Oscar Meyer’s stunt is perhaps the oldest and longest running mobile marketing campaign in the country. And the tour in Hawaii will last over July 4th and into the following weeks.

Twitter-ups the future of events, sponsorship and event marketing

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Everyone is doing it. Social media has reached the masses. Does anyone else think its interesting that Twitter, the hottest social media network today, is generating events? Ah, events. They just won’t go away, despite the trendiness of the web. Prediction: tomorrow’s event, event marketing and sponsorship opportunity is with “Tweet-ups” where like-minded Twitter-peeps meet up to meet each other in person. While these Tweet-ups are small and before they reach critical mass, now is the time to get involved and start sponsoring. You can’t sponsor Twitter – but you can sponsor Twitter-ups.

Jack Welch supports events and their business uses.

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By taracoomans – March 9, 2009 Posted in: economy Jack Welch supports events and their business uses. Share and Enjoy: Tags: event marketing , events No Comments Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this article! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Subscribe via Email Meet Tara Coomans Recent Posts Klout – What’s it all About? What’s your social currency? Social Media Complainers – your new BFF’s Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses A Thousand Little Cuts of Social Media – A Kaizen Approach I recommend. All Rights Reserved

The bus to Hawaii: Marriott boosts Hawaii Bookings 40% with event.

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The campaign, a road tour, dubbed the “Spirit of Aloha” includes Hawaiian travel and tourism executives, 3 dancers & 2 musicians on loan from the Polynesian Cultural Center as well as Maui’s Camile Velasco of American Idol fame. The group got lots of together time as they moved along middle America on a 45-foot bus. The cost of the campaign was approximately $350,000 with Marriott covering hotel expenses and partner Hawaiian airlines covering flights. One of the more colorful venues included a bowl-a-thon with Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) members. The result?

The Wells Fargo Debacle.how to get around it

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Now that the spotlight is on, every time there is a sponsorship, a meeting or an event, eyebrows will go up. So, if you think that because you are in the sponsorships arena, not the incentive arena this won’t effect you, guess again. As a tax payer, I can’t help but be outraged. As a business person, was frustrated to be in the industry being used as a scapegoat for the larger problems for an industry and economic woes. After all, sponsoring and hosting events is an industry too, and it employs a lot of people. But that doesn’t mean that events have to be canceled. They have to be smarter.

Facebook Testing Ability for Users to Post to News Feed But Not Timeline

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Facebook is testing a way to allow users to post to News Feed  without those posts ever appearing in their Timelines. Matt Elliott of CNET  shared the screenshot below, in which a “Hide From Your Timeline” option appeared in his status update composer, and a popup read: Create Posts Just for News Feed: Now you can create posts that only show up in News Feed and search results.

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Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today

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Here are five of the top B2B Instagram feeds and some tips on how big brands use the image-sharing service as part of their business to business marketing strategy. It would be easy to dismiss Mailchimp’s approach as frivolous until you take a look at its Instagram feed and realize they’re actually well-crafted images that subtly advance a marketing message without hitting you over the head.

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How to Stay Relevant in an Algorithmic Instagram Feed

Convince & Convert

Instagram recently sparked a social media panic attack when they announced their decision to move from a chronological feed to an algorithmic feed. The new feed is still in beta, but once released widespread, it is possible that users will only see up to 30% of the content produced by the people they follow —similar to how Facebook feeds work. Travelgrammers. Gamers.

NEVER Feed the Trolls

Janet Fouts

The more you say, the more you feed ‘em. There’s a saying in social media that goes something like this “You know you’ve “arrived&# when you’ve got trolls commenting on your work&#. It’s true, the more connections you have on social media networks the more likely someone will disagree with you. Trolls are a special breed. Well, it can get ugly.

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Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed

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Therefore, I bring you the seven podcasts you must add to your iTunes feed to laugh, learn, and live. The post Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed appeared first on Spin Sucks. By Gini Dietrich. There have been lots of predictions that 2015 is going to be the year of the podcast. Because I’ve been co-hosting one for years now, I like the sound of that. The Friday Five.

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Facebook’s Big News Feed Announcement That Benefits Brands

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Today Facebook announced several upcoming changes to the News Feed. One announcement stood out to me as something that may be a big benefit to brands – the Following Feed. The Following Feed contains ALL posts from pages that people Like — not Edgerank-filtered updates. ” You can learn about all of the changes here. What do you think?

Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes: 5 Must-Reads

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This week, Facebook announced more changes to its news feed algorithm. Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes…Again. Facebook issued news feed algorithm changes again and community managers everywhere are fighting the urge to melt their faces off. Facebook Announces More Links In The News Feed. Read all about how these will affect your page in these must-reads.

Facebook Updates News Feed

Mindjumpers

Last week, Facebook announced that they are going to update its News Feed to display more “high quality content” that is relevant for the users. Only three weeks ago, Facebook introduced an update to the news feed that allows organic stories to appear near the top of the News Feed if the stories are still getting likes and comments, as this improves the experience of the news feed.

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What You Need to Know About Facebook’s News Feed Changes

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Facebook page admins take note: just when you thought you’d figured out Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm, they’ve changed the game and the way News Feed works. Here’s what you need to know about the News Feed changes: Story Bumping. As Facebook rolls out these changes to the News Feed, what are you noticing about the way your page and/or content is performing?

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News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO!

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This is the algorithm that controls what you see in your News Feed when you log into Facebook. This is a new type of optimization called News Feed Optimization and it’s the next big race for all of us to embark on. And you would be surprised what I hear. It occurs to me my definition of content often differs from their definition of content.

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Feedburner to Feedblitz – Why We Migrated Our RSS Feed

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Did you know that you don’t need a third-party feed service to deliver an RSS feed? It’s no secret, but using a service like Feedburner has become a common best practice for feed delivery among bloggers and marketers alike. The service is free so there’s no risk involved (theoretically) and using a feed service isn’t something that marketers see as an option.

3 Ways to Fight Facebook’s Algorithm and Customize Your Feed

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Click to read more » facebook The Social Habit edgerank news feed social media statisticsImage from BigStockPhoto.com. My wife asked me today if something had changed at Facebook. “I used to see a lot more posts from my friends about where they are, and what they are doing, and the basic comings and goings. like that stuff, because I can easily keep up to speed with them.

What Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Means To Your Reach

Mindjumpers

Last week, Facebook once again made an update to the way stories are ranked in the news feed. Facebook is on a continuous basis adapting the news feed algorithm and trying to solve which content that should be displayed to what users, as the News Feed only allows room for a certain amount of content. Similar Posts: Facebook Updates News Feed. Especially on mobile.

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Mobile Install-App Ads, New Twitter Profile, Updates to Facebook’s News Feed Algorithum & More | Social Media Snapshot

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Categories: Blog , Facebook , Google , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: Bing , Facebook , Google , Groups you admin section , install-app ads , linkedin , MoPub , new twitter profile , news feed algorithum , rich LinkedIn snippets , Twitter , youtube Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place. Blog Facebook Google Social Media Marketing Twitter Bing Groups you admin section install-app ads linkedin MoPub new twitter profile news feed algorithum rich LinkedIn snippets youtube

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Wonder How Will Your Post Get On Top Of Facebook News Feed ?? - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Do you wonder how will your Post get on top of News Feed? News Feed is already a competitive place – as more People, Businesses and Pages are posting content, the competition to appear in News Feed has increased. Simply put: All of this means that Pages that post promotional creative should expect their organic distribution to fall significantly over time. My Business Page is on Facebook at: [link] Do join me

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Facebook RSS feeds and iGoogle

Laurel Papworth

went to Facebook.com/Marketing and wanted to pull the RSS feed into my social media monitoring dashboard. But RSS is not enabled on the Page and even when I did a “View Source&# I couldn’t find the feed for either RSS or ATOM.  So here’s what I did. If you want the full wall, comments and everything, I have no clue but MetaPrime have listed the feeds below.

Instagram is bringing the algorithm to its feed, but don’t panic yet

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In a blog post , the social network mentions that users miss almost 70% of the content on their feeds and to improve user experience, the new curated feed is being brought in. With fans now seeing only certain posts on their feed, brands will have to compete (read: pay up) to get their content delivered to more people. However, we can't say that this came out of the blue?

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How to Improve Your News Feed Ranking on Facebook

Mindjumpers

According to a research done by comScore called “The Power of Like: How Brands Reach and Influence Fans Through Social Media Marketing&# , users on Facebook spend the majority of their time, more specifically 27% of their time, looking at news feeds and homepages. The engagement with branded content mostly happens through the news feed and not on pages. Tweet.

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HOW TO: Find Facebook RSS Feeds & Add Facebook Notifications to Hootsuite

Laurel Papworth

How to pull in Facebook Notifications into Hootsuite from Facebook Profiles and Pages using RSS feeds. How to Add Facebook Notifications to Hootsuite and use Facebook RSS feed. 1. To Get Facebook Notification RSS feed. To find your Profile RSS feed, go to  > Facebook > Inbox > Notifications. In other words, add YOUR RSS feed. Other Facebook RSS Feeds.