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The Life Cycle of a Social Network

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The launch of Geocities by Yahoo marked for some the beginning of a new revolution in the online media called social networking. Later, several other websites such as Classmates.com and Friendster contributed to the development of social networking to help reach our present day scenario, where we see the domination of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

How Enterprise Social Networking Drive Business Value [Report]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Using social media to bring business value is an obvious choice for many companies. But the benefits of using social media inside an organization still remains somewhat unexplored. As a result, a new approach is required that focuses on four key ways that relationships create value through enterprise social networks, as you can see in the figure below.

What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

Webbiquity SMM

There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media. According to recent research , more than 80% of b2b marketers now use the “big 3″ social networks—LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook—to distribute content. And if so, which social networks are most productive? How much traffic do social networks drive to B2B websites?

TSU Has Started With Groups - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

TSU the Social Network has introduced tsūGroups. When you submit your application you will choose the group type: Public, Closed or Private. Public groups are the only groups that will be monetized and a portion of the proceeds will automatically go to the group's affiliated charity. Group owners will be required to select an admin before the application goes into a queue. Please read the terms and conditions and understand them before submitting the application. 'We will be launching handfuls of groups periodically in order to test the system.

3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Facebook Lead Generation Lead Nurturing People Sales Social Business Intelligence Social Media Social Networking Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter. But a new RAIN Group report proves otherwise and shows that sales people that truly “connect” with buyers in this “always on” environment we live in to win more often. Most people who write on social media.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

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?

Identifying, Understanding and Influencing Social Media Users [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In my last blog post , I wrote about a recent report focusing on how social marketing is more than just ranking up a bunch of likes! Further, several cases (respectively based on both earned and paid media) were included in the report in order to demonstrate how successful management of a community contributes to the brand increasing its sales figures. Social media personas.

Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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?  Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. think it is fair to say that Social Media.

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How Social Media Marketers Use Social Media In Real Life

Ignite Social Media

At Ignite Social Media, everyone is an expert in social media marketing. We eat, breathe, and live social media. But what may surprise you is how the various individuals at Ignite utilize social media in their everyday lives. We can see that I prefer social channels for entertainment and connection purposes. First stop, me.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

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 a Social Media and Digital Marketing Rebel

Pam Moore

Why is it so many smart social media and digital marketers claim they want to lead or are already leading their industry and niche? Too often they are chasing shiny objects, have a deep rooted fear of missing out and end up wasting cycle after cycle on social networks, technology and tactics that simply are not even appropriate for their business. We must ask WHY.

Social Media Sommeliers – Choosing perfect pairs of social networks

The New Strategist

A well maintained social media presence is like a fine wine; it develops more character as it ages. As you invest more time in to social media, joining additional networks and using new tools, your presence gains different characteristics that it did not have before. So it is with different social networks. Smart stuff, to be sure. ” As for me?

Millennials On Mobile, Social Media [Report]

The Realtime Report

This age group is 53% more likely than all U.S. adults to feel that social media sites are very important for finding information about news and current events, according to a new report from Scarborough Research. A few highlights from the report: 60% of respondents had visited a friend’s page or profile during the previous 30 days. 49% had updated a status.

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The Serious Goings-On Behind The Social Networking Scene

Waxing UnLyrical

We met on someone’s blog, followed each other “home,” and now see each other on social platforms pretty much daily. It wasn’t a link to a “Join me at New Social Group.” And by that I don’t mean the same activity over and over. I saw consistency in quality of character and communication across multiple social channels.

A Look Into Why People Share on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

And you know this is the tip of the iceberg in terms of how much information the world is sharing in social media. That’s just not part of normal face-to-face socializing, and in some cases, maybe even inappropriate. Fortunately, there are a couple of incredibly interesting and insightful research studies that have been published that explore why people share on social media.

36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing has become ubiquitous, most companies and brands still struggle to achieve their desired results. Those are among the conclusions it’s fair to draw from the collection of social media marketing facts and statistics below. Social media needs to be part of an integrated strategy. Social is for customer service.

Evolving Social Landscape – Social Media Channel Updates in 2016

Ignite Social Media

The world of social media is constantly changing and evolving. That’s why today you are going to be put through a crash course in some of the latest social media channel updates to various big time social media platforms in 2016, and there are A LOT. But naturally, life gets in the way and it’s tough to know every detail. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.

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Your Complete Social Media Checklist

Peg Fitzpatrick

Have you ever wished you had a social media checklist? The amount of work that goes into growing and managing a social media presence is immense, and it can be hard to make sure you’re staying on top of everything that needs to get done. Today I have Michael Patterson of Sprout Social sharing a guest article and social media checklist. Enjoy! .

Parsing Social Networks

Geoff Livingston

In the era of niche social networks we are left with many choices for tools and conversations. recent discussion on Ken Mueller’s blog about the creep factor online caused me to reflect on parsing social networks for professional success and personal enjoyment. The above chart shows how I integrate my eight most visited social networks in my life.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy. Platform-Specific Social Strategy.

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101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

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? How big are these networks?

Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

Social media companies, like Facebook, who choose to trade on the exchanges are going to have to walk a fine line between serving their members and their shareholders.  Heck, Bono was a huge pre-IPO investor in Facebook but still isn’t an active participant in the social space. As a social network, LinkedIn focuses on the business of business. Alignment.

Fourteen Social Media Policy Must Haves

Spin Sucks

But I am a communications professional who spends a lot of time online and I can tell you, without a shadow of a doubt, you need a social media policy. There aren’t clear cut laws (yet) on what can and can’t be said by employees – or how employers react – on the social networks. ” The Social Media Policy. Employees can’t lie.

China: The Most Popular Social Networks

Mindjumpers

Facebook is a “one size fits all social network” for much of the world. It does not matter what age or social background you have, you are on Facebook. The networks in China are much more fragmented. The users of the top social networks that I will present here, are more divided. This Web-based social networks. Specialized networks.

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. Image credit: Buddy Media.

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Social Networking Stats: World Cup Draws 58 Million Facebook Users On First Day, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email marissa@modernmedia.co if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.    . During the first day of the 2014 World Cup, over 58 million Facebook users accounted for more than 140 million interactions on the social network. AllFacebook  reported the “top five social moments” from Thursday: Neymar scores Brazil’s first goal to tie the match. Who was responsible for most of these social interactions? Facebook: 1.23

Social Media Use At Work

Spin Sucks

Last week I was working with a group of CEOs and one of the leaders said to me, “How do I get my employees to use social media? The issue, though, stems from the difference in how people are invited to the social networks. In contrast, however, when we ask our teams to be socially active online, the lines are different. None of them want to do it.”

The FTC and Social Media: You Have to Disclose

Spin Sucks

Your company participates in social media and you often share the work your organization does on your personal social networks. You share on your personal networks and, two days later, your boss calls you into a meeting. Many obliged the request on their personal social networks, but didn’t disclose PlayStation was a client. By Gini Dietrich.

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks

Convince & Convert

Here are 13 data-backed growth hacks we learned at CoSchedule while building our social media marketing plan. think you’ll find they’ll work for your social media marketing, too. With social media, you could share on the different networks and review your clickthrough rates to understand how you’re improving traffic. Simple, right?

An Introduction to Social Media for Business

Sprout Social

Despite the growing popularity, social media for business is still put on the back burner for a lot of organizations. However, social media can benefit businesses of any size. Social Media for Business by the Numbers. Social media allows smaller companies to compete against some of the larger businesses to reach more customers. sponsored.

Why B2Bs Have It All Wrong About Social Media

Convince & Convert

2016 is here, and it’s safe to say that the hype around social media has well and truly settled. We have watched social charge through its wild, carefree teenage years and make billions of friends in the process. With social media platforms as a whole reaching a stage of maturity, it begs the question:  Why are so many B2B companies still not making the most of social

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Social Media Isn’t About The Numbers! Or Is It?

SocMed Sean

Too many folks get caught up in the numbers game when it comes to social media. They use numbers like “friends”, “followers” and…ewww…”Klout” to determine whether they are doing social right. Heaven knows that it doesn’t tell you whether you’re engaging in social media properly. Maybe. Maybe not. Cheers!

The 7 Types of Social Media Users and How to Engage Them

SocialFish

Using social media to market your company is an undoubtedly wise decision. They post a ton of content on their social networks from trivia to humorous images, but still keep it industry tailored to their niche, construction. These types of users are already boosting your social visibility, because consumers are more likely to trust their friends’ brand recommendations.

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Eight Social Media Tactics Designed for Big Return

Spin Sucks

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. Engage More Frequently in LinkedIn Groups. All from answering one question in a LinkedIn group. Add it! USE IT!

Social Media Trends, Prospects, and Challenges in India

Mindjumpers

Our ever-growing global network of Local Social Media Managers around the world helps us ensure contextually relevant content through social listening, content production and response management. India is a mobile first country where 41% of total mobile users are active on social media. Focus on Social Mobile. Personalized Content is the Key.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Which social media monitoring tools should I use? What social media developments and trends should I be watching? Can social media ROI really be measured?

How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners

Pamorama

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest can take your marketing to the next level. However, many businesses aren’t using social media at all — they aren’t aware of what’s being said about them online and they don’t know how to start conversations with their target audience. If not, you’re missing out.