Trending Sources

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

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. Digg this!

LinkedIn Releases New Share Button


In response to the many options for sharing content online such as Twitter and Facebook, on November 30, 2010 LinkedIn released its new share button. Photo Credit: LinkedIn. Why should you share content on LinkedIn? According to LinkedIn (as of 11/30/10),  because LinkedIn has: 85 million word wide users, 7.9 Do you think a LinkedIn Share Button is relevant?

Review of the Online Group Buying Industry


As you can see, another player in the group buying industry, Tippr, does not even come close to the number of monthly unique visitors from LivingSocial and Groupon throughout the period April to December 2010. Here is a short review of these 2 key players in the online group buying industry. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. Big money brings bigger money.

How (and Why) to Map Your Company’s Digital Landscape

Webbiquity SMM

Facebook / LinkedIn / Google Plus metrics (i.e. These are the journalists, bloggers, analysts (industry or financial) and others who can help amplify your content, spread your story, and lend credibility to your messages. Find relevant groups on Facebook and LinkedIn. Look for other places where people are talking about your industry.

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

To answer some questions, Industry connections are those I know through the search industry (primarily) but I have not yet met in person. Industry colleagues are those I have met in person (typically in a casual atmosphere or at conferences). The Professional’s Network: LinkedIn Finally, as far as LinkedIn is concerned, it’s a bit of a mix, though it makes sense.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Social Media 3Q Update: Who Uses Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, & MySpace? Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn continued to add users in the second half of 2010, albeit at a slower pace than in previous quarters. population, and the average visit length is 23 minutes (versus 13 minutes for Twitter and 10 minutes on LinkedIn). Share this on LinkedIn. And much more. Adam T.

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Dan Neely discusses which social networking sites get the most attention from marketers (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, no surprises there), how marketers can best use social media for branding and business development, and concerns about the use of social media in brand planning. Which Profile Aspects Should Be Emphasized on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn? Share this on LinkedIn.

5 Things True Social Media Experts Do Online

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Because of this, I believe the influencers in any niche should be the people who are the most passionate about their industry doing well. Kirtsy Likaholix LinkedIn Mahalo Mento Mixx MyBlogLog MySpace Plurk Pownce Propeller Reddit SEOmoz Sphinn StumbleUpon Technorati Toluu Twitter Wikipedia Yahoo! Follow him on Twitter. Darren Rowse? Brian Clark? Daniel Scocco? Nice post Glen.

How to Market Banking to Gen Y


Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. On July 2010, Bloomberg Businessweek reported that “Gen Y lacks confidence about making financial decisions&#. Despite stepping up their marketing efforts, investment companies claim that they cannot get the attention of Gen Y. Meanwhile 4.2 million people say they like Apple iTunes on Facebook. WholeFoods Twitter account has 1.8

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity SMM

Both require relationships with influential people in one’s industry to be effective. The social media release also links back to the company’s LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. When a blogger publishes a guest post from the company, that post gets linked in the company’s LinkedIn groups, Facebook page, Twitter and social bookmarking sites. Share this on LinkedIn.

Meet the Chinese Groupon:


It was only a matter of time, that the online group buying industry will have its pioneer in China. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. Chinese social startups are thriving. If you look for a Chinese version of Facebook, you will find If you look for a Chinese version of Twitter, you will find Weibo. click for larger image). Try GaoPeng at [link].

List of Brand-Side Corporate Social Strategists: Twitter Edition

Webbiquity SMM

It’s an outstanding list, categorized by industry including Automotive, Chemicals, Electronics, Telecommunications, and a dozen other sectors, but all of the names were linked to the individuals’ LinkedIn profiles—no Twitter links! Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. You can follow Marshall Kirkpatrick’s entire Social Strategists list, based on Jeremiah’s list, here , but what if you want to get a bit more granular and be a bit more selective in your following? Here you go. Serious disconnect there.). Anyway, on to the list!

Baby Boomers Get Connected with Social Media


The rise of the social games industry has been partly fueled by their increased used of the Internet and social networks. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. As social media networks have been assimilated by younger generations, it was only a matter of time until the older generations would catch up. Here are 2 potential causes. 1. Baby Boomers want to have fun.

Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

Webbiquity SMM

Tracking mentions of competitors and industry terms using social media monitoring software provides a vast trove of inexpensive, real-time competitive and market intelligence. 5. Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn groups, community sites (e.g. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. Share content (your own and others’). Get ideas for product development.

3 Examples of Auto Insiders Using Viral Videos to Market Cars


Within the auto industry, there are three leaders who have made a mark for themselves amongst social media experts, both for viral ingenuity and panache. 1. From fantastic to frank, funny to phantasmagoric, it seems that auto industry experts know what their fans like to see: muscle, speed, and testosterone-infused brand fighting. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend?

Eloqua, TopRank, Demandbase and More – OMS Minneapolis Wrapup

Webbiquity SMM

And correlations are good data. • The best social monitoring tools are “Excel and your own eyes.&# Don’t overlook the value of native searches on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Technorati. It was three days of drinking from a firehose of expertise from an impressive lineup of speakers, but did the conference deliver the goods? Steve Woods , Eloqua. Don’t be boring!

Startups To Watch in 2011


This little app is definitely a win-win for both the restaurant industry and the diner. Another French foodie startup, SuperMarmite is an app that diners might love, but the restaurant industry … not so much. This app could also lead to a new cottage industry for the many cooks who tend to make enough for a small army. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati.

How to Become an Entrepreneur (Who’s Successful!)


You’ll tend to read up on the latest happenings inside your chosen industry because they interest you, not because they were “necessary.”. Trying a different business approach in a different industry isn’t really giving up, but rather, it’s being flexible and cognizant. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. Following a passion. Refusing to give up. Hard work.

11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

On the producer side, the most important attributes are interpersonal skills and industry knowledge. This fear is most common in the medical, financial services, and other regulated industries. By all means, be aware of your specific industry and regulatory environment and put necessary safeguards in place. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. Um, no.

Measuring Social Media ROI


eMarketer reported in September that 86% of those who responded to a survey of professionals from various industries said they had adopted social technologies. CyTRAP Labs GmbH developed the FT ComMetrics Blog Index, the industry standard for ranking corporate blogs of FT Global 500 and Fortune 500 companies. ComMetrics Footprint: Technorati nixes blog rankings =-. link] Urs E.

Three Overlooked Ways to Improve SEO Results

Webbiquity SMM

But here are three areas where many companies aren’t realizing the synergistic benefits of coordination with their SEO efforts: Blogging: given that less than half of companies —both small businesses and the Fortune 500—actively maintain industry blogs, this is an underutilized area for SEO benefit. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. Share this on Bebo.

9 Must-Have WordPress Plugins


Selena Narayanasamy eats, breathes and sleeps the internet industry. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. Once you get the basics from managing a WordPress website, you will figure out that WordPress plugins make the world go round. No really, they do. Here’s a list of 9 must-have WordPress plugins. 1. Life saver. 2. WP Super Cache. All in One SEO Pack.

Five Audiences for Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Every industry and profession has it’s own “language.&#. Journalists will look at your content when seeking industry experts to quote. More importantly, they’ll be looking at what your customers are saying about you—and how you respond—when writing about industry trends and developments. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati.

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

In addition to customizable search and sentiment monitoring, the Buzz Tracking feature provides realtime “metrics around how much buzz is out there, how much of it is yours, how much of it is your competitors’, and what’s buzzing industry-wide.&# Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. Create video emails? Create animations? Cool Social Media Tools. Klout.

Tools 94

10 Strategies of Push-Pull Marketing for Your Online Business


Collaborate with others in your industry. If you can get quoted as an expert in your industry by credible bloggers and journalists then you can raise awareness of your online business. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. If you want your online business to be successful then you need to actively market your business. Push and Pull Marketing. Your blog.

How Marketers are Using Social Media for Business: New Report

Webbiquity SMM

Whatever questions you may have about social media marketing, you’ll probably find the answers in the 2010 Social Media Marketing Industry Report from white paper guru Michael Stelzner.  LinkedIn – 78%. Digging further in the details, b2b marketers are considerably more likely to find value with LinkedIn, and slightly more likely to utilize blogs, than their b2c peers. When asked to look forward, two-thirds of marketers said they plan to increase their use of blogs, Facebook, video, Twitter and LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. How much time?

Fandango Making Good Use of Group Buying


However, there’s another company that is making good use of the group buying industry. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. You might have heard of the deal on Livingsocial and the Gap deal on Groupon. Both of these deals made the big headlines and with good reason. Here’s how Fandango does it. First on Groupon. Then on LivingSocial.

2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter

Blue Focus Marketing

He is an active participant in social media, author of the popular blog Managing By Walking Around , a frequent speaker at industry events, and a published author on multiple subjects. He was an early adopter of LinkedIn and Twitter , and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and universities. Brian Kardon is a CMO to watch in the SaaS industry. in August 2006.

User Interface Design: Some Simple Tips


Selena Narayanasamy eats, breathes and sleeps the internet industry. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. UI design can be a big hit or miss. Often times we try to go for form over function, without really thinking about what the user wants and need. Sure, flashy flash websites are awesome, but what happens when the loaf time is 30 seconds? Call to Action.

Tips 44

Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

20 Common LinkedIn Mistakes Online Job Seekers Make by New Grad Life. Though aimed at job seekers, this post provides an excellent checklist for anyone on LinkedIn to review. Ways to Weave LinkedIn Into Your Marketing Mix by TopRank Online Marketing Blog. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. Or maybe it just hasn’t caught on. Whatever.

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Effectively connect with bloggers and other key online influencers in your industry? Noting that “Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, if used effectively, can help build relationships, identify new trends and help facilitate networking with like-minds throughout the industry,&# Lacey Haines and Adam Vincenzini share a few best practices for pitching journalists through social media, such as keeping pitches short and using a DM rather than a public message when pitching on Twitter. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. ‘Loser.

The State of the Blogosphere 2010

The State of the Blogosphere 2010 Since 2004, Technorati has published its annual State of the Blogosphere report. As it indexes over 1 million blogs, Technorati is the authority. Gender Two-thirds of bloggers according to Technorati are male. Age According to Technorati, 65% of bloggers around the world fall between the ages of 18-44.  If pouring, it is half full.

Amplify Your Content Strategy with Influencer Marketing

Convince & Convert

Most of us are familiar with the concept of influencer marketing, i.e., marketing to a select group of individuals — such as journalists, bloggers, consultants, or industry analysts — who influence your buyers’ decisions. Chances are that if industry influencers think we’re worth checking out, our target audience will too. Image via

Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Sarah Worsham lists helpful tips for increasing engagement and growing your following on Twitter, such as sharing and retweeting, asking questions, attending tweetups and using Twitter directories to find people in your industry. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. And that leads to questions, like: What are the best ways to attract more (relevant) followers?

Tools 66

List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home About Speaking Research Media Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter @ mattgalloway Wow thanks, I really appreciate that. Hootsuite Integrates Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. Whereas before you could update Facebook and LinkedIn through

How to Get an Influencer's Attention

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Don’t try impress me with your funding or whatever industry related things you think you do really well. My eyes glaze over at the site of industry jargon. Valuable info for those who reach out to “influencers&# or almost anyone in any industry. Perhaps this might serve as the start of a real relationship. PR people shouldn’t try to get my attention. No hype.

10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Killer Social Media Strategy

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social media gives businesses on small budgets the ability to find out what people are saying about them (and others) in their industry, without paying large sums on market research. In every industry, there are existing conversations going on. Why do businesses need social media? It’s a good question, and one that everyone should ask before they get started. New tools pop up.

What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity SMM

Other than your company’s website, most mentions were likely in well-known online news sites or trade industry publication sites. Though limited (in terms of filters, number of search terms and results) in comparison to the fee-based version of the tool, SM2 Freemium is still an excellent tool for getting a snapshot of your social media landscape—discovering who’s talking about you, your competitors and your industry, what they’re saying, and where they are saying it. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. No more. Alterian SM2 Freemium.

Advance Your Business With Credit Card Processing Options


It helps protect both the buyer and the seller, and can be used in almost any industry. Some of them have bigger names in the industry than others, but you’ll want to explore your options carefully and choose the one that feels right to you. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Technorati. Credit card processing is a safe way to let people make purchases.

The Fifteen Classes of the Social Business Software Suite (Q4, 2010)

Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home About Speaking Research Media Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter A few years ago, critics said Blogging was a fad. The social software space has ballooned into a disparate set of technologies, data types, and over 1000 vendors confusing buyers.

Class 33