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

SocialFish

A few weeks ago, LinkedIn announced that they were going to be rolling out some pretty big changes to their Groups feature. wrote about how the changes would likely impact associations on Mizz Information ; in short, here’s an overview of the new Groups features and what associations need to know about each: Member Approval in Standard Groups. Better Content Filtering.

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BREAKING: LinkedIn is Shutting off the Jobs Tab for Groups

SocialFish

IMPORTANT:  I submitted a ticket to LinkedIn last week, because despite all my best efforts, I was unable to set an organization’s group settings to allow the Jobs tab. So in my total confusion about what is going on I send in a support ticket, where I say, “I’m managing a group and trying to enable the jobs tab and it’s not working properly.”

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How Social Referrals Impact Your Organic Traffic

Convince & Convert

Social Media’s Role in Organic Traffic. Jay’s podcast got me thinking of another area where social media doesn’t get enough credit:  the organic traffic that comes to a website as the result of an initial social referral. Dig into user demographics of a highly engaged user group. Optimize your social content to get more organic traffic. WAKE UP!

How to Find and Ban Members in Facebook Groups

Almost Savvy

Seemingly stealth group members. Today’s post is written specifically for those responsible for managing a Group on Facebook. Facebook Groups don’t get as much buzz as Facebook Profiles (soon to be known as Timelines) and Facebook Pages. Still, there are many wonderful uses for Groups. Are you a Facebook Group Admin? Or, is it?

Why the Changes to LinkedIn Groups are Better for Your Users – and You

SocialFish

LinkedIn groups, I assure you, are not on the brink of going up in flames and burning group owners to the ground in their wake. The Changes to LinkedIn Groups Streamline its Top Functions. Instead, the changes phase out features that detract from groups’ most-used functionality: creating and participating in discussions. Do group members comment on promotional posts?

LinkedIn Confusion: Group or Company Page?

SocialFish

Does it link to the group you’ve been working so hard to build, or does it link to your organization’s company page? Let’s compare: NTEN group on LinkedIn. LinkedIn Groups enable people to join, discuss topics that are important to them, and interact with other group members. LinkedIn Company Pages are profiles for organizations.

Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight to Modernizing Your Organization

SocialFish

recently discovered an emerging New York City community/organization called The Office Hero League that seems to be providing the same value to the members of their community that an association would provide. Cater2.me : experts working to help plan catered events for businesses or organizations. This group is about networking but it is also rooted in appreciation. Anything.

News Organizations on Google+: Which Pages Get the Most Engagement?

Adam Sherk

News organizations (along with businesses of all kinds) have been able to create official Google+ pages for a couple months now so I thought I’d check in and see how their pages are doing. I’m going to forgo looking at which media outlets have attracted the largest following since that data becomes quickly outdated. The New York Times leads the group by a considerable margin. 247.77.

The 6 Ways to Organize a Content Team

Convince & Convert

But how do you organize your internal personnel to get all that content created, amplified, and measured? The 6 Ways to Organize a Content Team. According to the survey, content teams are organized in one of these constructs: 1. Content production is part of a larger group like advertising, PR, marketing, and has little or no personnel dedicated fully to digital content. 3.

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All you need to know about organic reach on Facebook

SocialFish

Long version: Also known as the spin:   Organic Reach on Facebook: Your Questions Answered   – Facebook thinks there’s too much content so they are trimming it for us. Sample laugh out loud quote: “Is organic reach dropping because Facebook is trying to make more money? Visual version : What are you doing about your organic reach on Facebook? They are screwed.

Navigating Facebook: The Difference Between Profile, Page and Group

Social Media Citizens

This personal account (think of it as your FB home) is required before you can move up to pages and groups and is limited to “one per person.”  Facebook Groups (Club). Find like-minded individuals through the FB Group (or Club). group can be organized around your business or product, creating a community – but be sure to provide something of value to your members. FB Groups can be Open (anyone), Closed (group admin approves members) and Secret (Only members and those invited know about the group). You are not alone in your confusion.

How To Organize A Brand Hackathon (And Why) – Interview With Betabrand’s Chris Lindland

The Realtime Report

Betabrand’s first exposure to hackathons came earlier this year, when a group of Las Vegas-based developers invited Lindland to host a hackathon. Another group came up with an ad campaign that featured missing sock ads that they posted around town at foot level. Asking your customers and fans to hack your brand is about as social as a social business can get. You The mission?

How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for your Organization Through Social Media

SocialFish

“As communications patterns have shifted to a reality where everyone is the spokesperson for your nonprofit, how you and your colleagues use social media can greatly impact your organization’s reputation and relationships with the community.” ” How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for your Organization Through Social Media from Farra Trompeter, Big Duck.

12 Tips to Organize and Run a Tweetathon

Waxing UnLyrical

There are so many things I’ve learned during the course of this campaign – about blogger outreach, about measurement and analytics, about Facebook Groups, about community building – there are probably a ton of posts waiting to be written. Funny as it might sound, we used the Facebook group to communicate about a Twitter event; and it worked terrifically well. 6.

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

SocialFish

One of the tips you always see or hear or read about when it comes to becoming more active in social media is ‘become an industry resource/thought leader/trusted by showing expertise’ There are a couple of ways to do this as an organization or as an individual. Well, that’s because I wanted to to use the notable absence as a not-so-subtle segue. How’d I do?

The New Facebook Groups Explained

Mindjumpers

New changes are constantly being made, so I’m going to try and sort out the confusion a bit by explaining how to use the new groups. First of all, the new groups differ a lot from the groups that we have known so far. For instance like in the case of a team of collaborators or a group of people who needs to organize a trip, just to name a couple of examples.

Facebook Groups: Privacy Bait and Switch?

Almost Savvy

Some friends and I took the new Facebook Groups for a test-drive to find out. New Groups. After I had finished writing several hundred words about the pros and cons of the new group functionality and interface, I sat back and realized there was one big con staring at me. I set aside the columns of pluses and minuses and decided to focus on my largest concern. Or so it seems.

Can Leaderless Organizations Win?

Twist Image

Whether it's the Arab Spring , the Tea Party movement or Occupy Wall Street , what is it about leaderless organizations that makes it all seem so strange to us? In 2006, I made the six hour drive from Montreal to Boston to attend the first PodCamp Boston unconference (a participant-driven or self-organized gathering). The idea of a self-organized event was foreign then. Leaderless events and organizations act and feel weird because they are weird. So, can leaderless organizations truly get results? Big groups can self-lead. leaderless organization.

MUST WATCH: The state of the internet and group-forming

SocialFish

I pointed last week to the latest Pew Internet research study about internet users and groups which found that the users most engaged with social media are also the most engaged in groups. According to Pew, American adults active in groups were asked about three potential reasons for being active in social or civic groups. Clearly directly relevant to associations.

How LinkedIn Groups can Explode your Blog Traffic

ProBlogger

Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram are free and work well if you have the time to organically grow a following. But let’s face it, if you are new to blogging or a small business blogger with little or no social media strategy, achieving 10,000 organic followers on these sites is often a pipedream. The answer is LinkedIn Groups. What is a LinkedIn Group?

Creating a Culture of Learning in Your Organization

Spin Sucks

Gina Abudi is the founder of  Abudi Consulting Group and is a foremost expert on the topic of leadership. According to Wikipedia , a learning organization is defined as “an organization that facilitates the learning of all its members and continuously transforms itself.”. Peter Senge , author of The Fifth Discipine , discussed the concept of learning organizations

How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for your Organization Through Social Media

SocialFish

“As communications patterns have shifted to a reality where everyone is the spokesperson for your nonprofit, how you and your colleagues use social media can greatly impact your organization’s reputation and relationships with the community.” ” How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for your Organization Through Social Media from Farra Trompeter, Big Duck.

MUST READ new Pew survey about groups on the internet

SocialFish

There is a brand new Pew Internet Research survey out called The Social Side of the Internet which is all about the impact of the internet on GROUP-FORMING. There’s lots of data in here about internet users joining groups, including associations. It is hard to underestimate the impact of social media and internet use on group engagement.  As noted [.], See what you think.

How-to: View and Organize Fan Pages on Facebook | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Here is a quick and easy way to organize your content stream on Facebook using Friends Lists, so that you will be more likely to see the updates from your favorite pages. Organize them in a way which makes your favorite content easier to find. Do you try to keep up with groups and fan pages that you join on Facebook? Simply create more than one list. Was this tip helpful?

Organic Marketing Vs. Pay Per Click (PPC)

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Organic Marketing Vs. Pay Per Click (PPC) Where do you click?? 1. No matter how much paid advertising you have done or how much you have spent, it NEVER helps your organic search engine rankings. 2. The higher up in the organic search you rank, the less you need to spend on PPC. 4. Once up in the organic search with good quality relevant content, the easier it is to stay there. 5. Organic has stick and duplication properties. When you stop paying, the ads stop.

The 12 Best Competitive Intelligence and Benchmarking Tools

Webbiquity SMM

To answer the second, here are the 12 best tools for comparing your brand’s performance to your top competitors in terms of web traffic, social media brand mentions, target keywords, online advertising, organic search visibility, and other factors. Marketing Insider Group. increasing social engagement, website traffic over time, etc.) Google Review Count: 400,000. 10) SpyOnWeb.

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Your Complete Social Media Checklist

Peg Fitzpatrick

Chat with individuals across different departments of your organization to understand how to position your company powerfully on social. Engage with thought leaders: Almost every industry has a group of thought leaders with large social audiences that help dictate the newest trends and strategies. Have you ever wished you had a social media checklist? Enjoy! . Guides. Quizzes. eBooks.

The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Samantha McCain

Spin Sucks

My work life is organized to a T, but domesticated Sam does not exist. Ugh – the notion that public relations is purely party-planning and bow-tying… with a media story thrown in for good measure.  If I had a nickel for every student who walked through my classroom and said they wanted to be a publicist or celebrity event organizer. love that. It makes me laugh every time.

A social media focus group in the 99-year old home of the Red Sox

Jeff Esposito

So when I got an invitation from the Boston Red Sox to visit their home offices for a Twitter focus group, I could not have said yes quickly enough. The Sox’ social media team asked the focus group of their Twitter community what we liked, what we didn’t and what they could do better. would also gladly come back in for another focus group to chat with the team on social media.

eLearning 2.0 Technologies and Concepts: Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners. Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners. At the conference EduMedia 2008, TENCompetence Special Technology Track "Technology Support for Self-Organized Learners" I presented my ideas and gained experience with Start pages and their possibilities for building the learning and research environments for Self-organized learners. Several advanced students (2-3 from each group) participated in this experiment. Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Lea. eLearning 2.0 at 12:07 PM.

Galvanizing Your Organization to Help in a Disaster

Geoff Livingston

Whether it’s leveraging your online community, offering financial resources or volunteering, almost every person and organization has assets to offer. Before going too far, please ensure that the organization is motivated by a clear desire to resolve or provide relief to a devastating event. million for its group of earthquake causes. Disasters are such times.

Facebook Debuts 360 Photos

SocialTimes Facebook

Huang also directed users looking for further information to the Facebook 360 site , the Facebook 360 Community group  and the Help Center. Along with 360 photos from your friends and family, you can discover stunning new 360 photos on Facebook from public figures, publishers  and other organizations. The New York Times  bringing people behind the scenes at the Supreme Court.

How Enterprise Social Networking Drive Business Value [Report]

Mindjumpers

But the benefits of using social media inside an organization still remains somewhat unexplored. Marketing & Communication Research/Study Social Media Social Network Enterprise social networking ESN organisational tool Social media in organizationsTweet Using social media to bring business value is an obvious choice for many companies. It’s about relationships, not technology.

The Most Important Post-event Engagement Tool

Spin Sucks

Perhaps you joined a LinkedIn Group to get the dialogue rolling, or maybe you used hashtags in your tweets in anticipation of the event. For example, Jimmy Fallon is an expert at making people feel like they belong to a larger group. The audience for these videos may not even be aware of the brand loyalty they’re demonstrating because his videos are so organically shareable.

Search Traffic Declining? You’re Not Alone (and What to Do About It)

Webbiquity SMM

If your website traffic from organic search has fallen over the past year, take some small solace in knowing you’re not alone—in fact, you’re in good (if not happy) company. ” Organic search visits have fallen significantly to A-list publishers like Time , Sports Illustrated , Us Weekly and Rolling Stone. Image credit: Young Digital Lab. But what does it mean?

How to Organize Your Facebook Friends and Pages with Custom Lists

Shift Digital

As Anneliz pointed out in our comment section last week , you can also use these lists to keep up with certain groups of people, instead of reading all of your NewsFeed updates. But for now, here are a couple of tips on how to  organize and use your lists quickly and effectively. Or, you can go to  https://www.facebook.com/bookmarks/lists. That will make this task take hours!

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Are You Seeing ALL of Your Facebook Friends', Groups' and Pages.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Are You Seeing ALL of Your Facebook Friends’, Groups’ and Pages’ Statuses on Your Updated Facebook Home Page? Are You Seeing ALL of Your Facebook Friends', Groups' and Pages … [.] Are You Seeing ALL of Your Facebook Friends', Groups' and Pages … [.] Are You Seeing ALL of Your Facebook Friends', Groups' and Pages … [.] Are You Seeing ALL of Your Facebook Friends', Groups' and Pages … [.]