• THE REALTIME REPORT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Twitter] Social Networking Stats: Twitter’s User Growth Exceeds Expectations, #RLTM Scoreboard
    Twitter: 271 million monthly active users. via Twitter. Twitter’s Q2 User Growth Exceeds Expectations, Tops 271 Million. Twitter recently announced its second quarter results for 2014 , with both revenue and user growth surpassing analyst expectations. After two quarters in a row showing decelerating user growth, this quarter’s results offered great news for Twitter. The number of Twitter’s monthly active users topped 271 million (higher than the 267 million expected by analysts), for a year-over-year growth of 24%. Facebook: 1.32
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Twitter] The Steps From Business Owner to Franchise Owner
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'In a report for the International Franchise Association (IFA) by IHS Global Insights, franchises outpaced the growth of other business sectors in 2012. They estimate that there will be more than 750 thousand franchise locations by the end of 2013, a 1.4 percent increase. If you’re considering moving away from small business ownership and buying a franchise, this might be the time to capitalize on the franchise growth trend. The Franchise/Small Business Differences. The products are stable and proven. Financing options. L.I.F.T.
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Twitter] Internet Trolls
    The space, whether on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or within the blog and comments, should be a platform where your customers feel comfortable sharing, connecting, and receiving help. 'Clients often ask me “How do I deal with negative comments across social media?” I have even blogged about censorship in blogs.  I have begun to realize though that negative comments are becoming all too common. Like children fighting one another, it is spiraling out of control and is often something that doesn’t get remedied easily. Need help creating your social media policy?
  • SOCIALFISH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Twitter] 9 Problems Keeping Your Online Community from Being Great
    Would love to hear more from you in the comments or  on Twitter. Twitter is great for “anyone is invited” while a forum might be better for community access control. 'I’m not one for lengthy introductions, the title of the post brought you here, so let’s dive in. Below are the aforementioned 5 problems, and I’ve attempted to provide a solution to help you remedy the problems. You don’t have passionate core members. The problem:  The initial inclination when building an online community is  volume. Why is this? Is everybody welcome? pitch!
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Twitter] Jamie Oliver’s Cocktail Request Week Mixes Community Storytelling With Amazing Drinks
    The effort runs through August 1 and combines a pop-up studio inside the Old Street Tube Station in East London’s trendy Shoreditch with a social media campaign to crowdsource cocktail inspiration from Facebook , Twitter and Instagram. 'It’s five o’clock somewhere – especially when celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver decides to partner with Bacardi and turn over his popular “Drinks Tube” YouTube channel to the social media masses for a 5-day Cocktail Request Week.  In order to. Read the whole entry. » Social Media Case Studies
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Twitter] Is Guest Posting a Good Business Practice?
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'There has been some debate over whether guest posting is a beneficial practice or a spammy practice, a positive or a negative. I’m not a fan of blanket statements. It’s probably why “It Depends” is so often at the tip of my tongue. When it comes to a small business owner publishing or writing a guest post, the reader (potential customer) is still the most important role in the process. Here are three ways to look at guest posting as a business practice. Guest Posting and the Publisher. L.I.F.T.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
    [Twitter] Superstar Selling: How to Think Like a Marketer and Sell Smarter
    John suggested a number of ways for getting started building your digital platform , including organizing Twitter lists of journalists and leaders in your industry. Please let your Twitter followers know about this podcast. Connect with Jeff on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  Facebook , and  Google+. John suggested a number of ways for getting started building your digital platform, including organizing Twitter lists of journalists and leaders in your industry. 'You can also subscribe here with iTunes  or Stitcher. Subscribing with SoundCloud is coming soon.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
    [Twitter] Father, Brother, Pastor, Leader
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'In most cases, I wouldn’t post such a personal item on these pages. This is different. lost a friend yesterday. More than a friend. father. brother. pastor. leader. Bo Thye was all of these things to me. The first time I met him was a 7 1/2 hour conversation. three-mealer. was asking him if I could marry his daughter , Angela. Thankfully, he said yes. He and I were different in many ways, but alike in the important ones. He was a tinkerer and lifelong learner. He was my brother in Christ and an encouragement always.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
    [Twitter] Podcast Launch: This Old New Business with Jeff Korhan
    Connect with Jeff on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  Facebook , and  Google+. 'This is the official launch of our new weekly podcast show: This Old New Business. know, it’s a curious title. The title of the show may at first appear to be a contradiction, when in fact it’s a reflection of a prevailing shift in the marketplace. The line between old and new and what’s relevant in business is blurring , and you’ll discover our guest experts enjoy bringing some clarity to the equation. We hope you join us every join. About The Show. Come back here for the show notes.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
    [Twitter] “Growth Hacking” – Ignore the Hype
    Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “Growth Hacking” – Ignore the Hype. 'There is a dangerous idea being shared in marketing, community management, and start-up circles in San Francisco – “Growth Hacking.”. Image: daryjeki via Tumblr, CC 4.0. According to Neil Patel , the history of the term comes from a successful Silicon Valley executive who helped organizations achieve substantial growth specifically in acquiring a user base. There is no mention of whether this style of growth worked for the organizations to really achieve what they’re looking for. Graphic via BufferSocial.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
    [Twitter] Privacy is Dead and We Killed it
    ” Most of use Facebook, have iPhones, use Twitter, search on Google, and use the hundreds of other tools and platforms on the web. Although some of these forms of data might be considered to be more secure than others many social media users are actually publicly sharing this information online on their Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, Instagram photos, Foursquare check-ins, Linkedin profiles, or anywhere else you can think of. 'Privacy…everyone keeps talking about it and apparently everyone is concerned with it, but does it matter? What gives? So is privacy dead?
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
    [Twitter] Can Cold Calls Still Build Business?
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'While inbound marketing, networking and referrals, and content marketing are all fantastic practices in today’s business climate, cold calls are still a great way to increase business relationships and continue building a better business presence. If you’re going to keep your funnel filled with new prospects and customers, and I think that’s how most of us stay in business, cold calling is still an important form of outreach. Email Cold Calls. Telephone Cold Calls. We pulled over and got his load secure.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
    [Twitter] L.I.F.T. as an Action and Acronym
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'We’ve been using the acronym L.I.F.T. in our content, newsletters and emails, and in the field with business owners and the reception has been super. Watching how business owners use L.I.F.T. to generate new ideas, overcome overwhelm, and get better at building their business presence is inspiring. Initially, the acronym was simply a guide to share resources and ideas. It has become a big part of our conversation with owners in cases of transaction and relationship-building. It L.I.F.T. You just finished reading L.I.F.T.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
    [Twitter] Are You Clicking These Headlines That Make Regular People Internet Millionaires? (Check Success Story #1)
    On my follow-up blog post on the subject I shared some screenshots of my interactions with Viral Nova owner, Scott De Long, on Twitter. For instance, many of them get receive high traffic numbers from Reddit, StumbleUpon and even Twitter. Twitter: 1.69%. 'Five months ago I published what turned out to be one of the most popular posts ever on this site: A guide on how to reach 100,000,000 (that’s 100 million) unique users in just six months. Now it’s time to do part three: What happened, and can you still make money with this model? lot of money in fact.
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
    [Twitter] Bloggers: Let Your Content and Your Readers Breathe
    Updates on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook & Tumblr. Blogging Content Marketing Uncategorized Bloggers Content Content marketing Facebook Google+ How To Write A Blog Post LinkedIn Marketing Publisher Tumblr Twitter Visual Content 'EVERYONE IS BECOMING A PUBLISHER. We don’t have much time to grab our readers’ attention these days. They have so much on their plates, and more messages are being thrown their direction than at any time in history. More people are becoming content publishers by the minute, whether that be: Blog posts like this one. Digestible.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Twitter] Because You Matter
    The first time you join Twitter, it’s like a crazy maze. People that have 50,000 followers on Twitter; 2,000 friends on Facebook; are in 30,000 Google+ Circles; have 10,000 subscribers to their blog. Think about that person on Twitter with 50,000 followers. Through seeing how Twitter worked, how to converse, how to  connect. Some may even be part of the 50,000 Twitter connections. 'When you start a new adventure, it can be pretty daunting. new job; a new romance; a new school or college. Online is no different. Don’t worry – you can’t. But you don’t have to.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Twitter] Life By Numbers and Notifications
    pick up the device and am confronted with two things: Notifications, which catch me up on the emails I received, responses on Twitter, and any texts or instant messages that came overnight. How many emails do I need to respond to, and do the social networks ( Google+ , Twitter and Facebook ) need responses? Feedly, like Google Reader before it , catches all my RSS feeds and lets me know how many items are new, I hit J and K to get caught up, share the very best to Pocket (which then flows to LG Stream on Twitter ), and bring that number down to zero. Up, down or unchanged?
  • DIVA MARKETING BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Twitter] The Waffle House - A World Cup Battle To A Social Media Win With Meghan Irwin
    Many saw the battle unfold on Twitter but I wondered. In addition to Twitter and Facebook were other social media tactics were included and if so which networks and which worked best to move the engagement? We have a strong, vocal fan base on both Twitter and Facebook therefore our efforts to engage was focused on those two channels. More About The Waffle House - Website , Career Opportunities , Twitter , Instagram , Facebook , Pinterest. 'The U.S.A. won against Belgium in the World Cup game. not really. but sort of. . what was the back-story? for almost three years.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Twitter] Monday Roundup: Blogging
    Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Monday Roundup: Blogging. 'Blogging is a great way to start conversations, share ideas, and build your online community. Whether through guest posts or original content on your own site, blogging can help your brand gain traction (I mean, just look at me!). So this week, the roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on blogging. Enjoy! Image: Mike Licht via Flickr, CC 2.0. Blogging for Profit? Sure-Fire Ways Tools Will Help. Why: Are you using the right tools to turn all your writing into profit? The Medium Is the Method.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Twitter] Are Handshake Deals Good for Business?
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Should You Practice Handshake Deals in Your Business? This was a recent question on the SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcast (No. We love the romantic and nostalgic idea that deals can be done on a handshake. It’s how my grandfather conducted business and he did very well. That was a different time and a few generations ago. We live in a dynamic world, especially in business, and we’re all faced with changes constantly. Some of the changes alter the direction or decisions of our business and those we do business with.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Twitter] LinkedIn: A Global Economic Platform
    LinkedIn may not be as sexy as Facebook or Twitter, but it’s economic power for businesses is undeniable. Connect with Jeff on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  Facebook , and  Google+. Awareness Community content marketing Marketing Online Marketing Small Business Social Business Success Technology Business Development Platform business network Business Success Content Platform CRM Digital Graphs Economic Platform faberNovel Facebook LinkedIn LinkedIn Contacts LinkedIn Publisher Social Platform Twitter Facebook is a social platform, Amazon commerce, Google content, and so on.
  • DANNY WHATMOUGH  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Twitter] ICYMI – Foursquare, Anniversary, Whatsapp and Bolt
    Twitter is rolling out a new research tool for marketers in the next few weeks that focuses on ‘everyday moments’ Linkedin has launched a new app for iPhone called Connected , that encourages users to network more. 'Here’s my weekly round-up of things you need to know and might have missed this last week in the world of digital PR and social media. Want this in your inbox each week?  Subscribe here. My thoughts continue to be drawn to the crisis in Gaza and to my own previous experiences in Palestine. Facebook released its quarterly results. The headline? Campaigns.
  • MARKETING VOICES  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Twitter] Professional perspective: Social media is 21st century marketing
    Just because firm A has a blog and Facebook page, as well as active Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts doesn’t mean that firm B should. Think of Twitter as a news feed. '28 March 2014 | By Jennifer Jones  source: Venture Capital Journal. Many firms and GPs don’t see the potential of social media. They don’t participate because they fear being bold. Others recoil from the loss of time or the thought of steering energy away from their next deal. Today, social media is no longer optional. In the competitive world of high- stakes venture, it is 21st century marketing. Engage.
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014
    [Twitter] 6 Tips to Help Brands Use Pinterest Effectively
    Creating and implementing an editorial calendar might work for some networks, like Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, but Pinterest is all about the experience. Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter ! 'When brands use Pinterest, they need to think about how the network can help them achieve business goals. These tips will certainly come in handy. Pinterest can be a hugely valuable asset to any brand, but in order to see brands use Pinterest effectively, there are a few tips and guidelines that should be followed. Reserve Pinterest Sessions. Repin, Repin, Repin. Leave Comments.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014
    [Twitter] Week in Review July 20 – 26, 2014: Posts and Podcasts
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Week in Review July 20 - 26: Posts and Podcasts from ConverStations and SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcasts. The repurposing of content to reach new audiences and extend the shelf life of your efforts is something we always coach. One way to do this is by combining your blog posts or other content into a week in review on SlideShare. You can catch a complete review, in addition to top links to give your small business a L.I.F.T by subscribing to Whistle Stops Weekly email newsletter. Your Face is a Conversation Station.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014
    [Twitter] How Does The World See You?
    twitter. advertisingpodcast blog blogging brand businessbook businesspodcast crispinporterbogusky davidusher digitalmarketing facebook fallon fascinate howtheworldseesyou itunes marketingpodcast personalitytest remymartin sallyhogshead target twitter wiedenkennedy 'Episode #420 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Have you ever taken one of those personality tests? Some employers force people to take them (employees or recruits), while some of us come across them as we continue our journeys in life. but different. brand.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014
    [Twitter] Discovering the Infinite Power of Our Light #Thoughtography
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Having a learning mindset, or a collaborative mindset, means we must have a certain sense of comfortability around being vulnerable. Trying new things, trusting new people, traveling different roads. It’s only by such exploration that we truly grow and reach new places. It’s a journey of discovering the infinite power of our light. Only when we’re brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. Brené Brown in Daring Greatly. Photo on Flickr by Taco Ekkel. Small Business
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014
    [Twitter] Tutorials on Time-Saving Tools for Business (Clips)
    TwitterTwitter can serve as a way to connect with customers and colleagues, or share resources with clients. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Here are a few of the tools I most often recommend and use daily for business that saves time and increase productivity: Buffer App -  Buffer allows you to schedule updates in advance for your different social media accounts. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Dropbox  - Dropbox allows you to save and share files to the cloud and retrieve them from any device. Click Here!
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014
    [Twitter] Life Lesson Favorites (Movie Clips)
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'As a youth, Saturdays were filled with visual candy of cartoons in the morning and movie matinees in the afternoon. Now, we practice sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. I’m a big fan of the movies and the life stories and lessons that are offered. Since today is my birthday , I’m sharing a few scenes of movies I’d love to watch today. Magnificent Seven – Collaboration (Together We’re Stronger). Click Here! Click Here! Click Here! Video
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Twitter] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #214
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. 'Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "I''m a big believer that, as a society, we aren''t ready to deal with abundance; worse, that capital concentration will ensure that the boon of automation and software will be increasingly poorly shared among humanity. get into a lot of arguments with people, particularly stubborn everyone-for-themselves Libertarians, about such things. It''s awesome.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Twitter] How To Do The Nearly Impossible
    Thanks to technology and even things like 3D printers and the lowering cost of building a prototype, nearly anyone can build not just the next Twitter but the next. twitter. 3dprinting businessbook hugdug keynotepresentation linchpin nearlyimpossible permissionmarketing professionalspeaker purplecow rapidprototype sethgodin squidoo technology thedip tribes twitter 'We live in very different times. It''s hard to imagine that we live in a day and age when individuals - from a very young age - can start a business, build something formidable and - literally - change the world.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Twitter] Social Networking Stats: Facebook Tops 1.32 Billion Monthly Active Users, #RLTM Scoreboard
    Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. 'The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.32 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. via  VentureBeat. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. Renren: over 170 million users. via  iResearch iUser Tracker. VK: over 230 million registered accounts. via  VK. LinkedIn: 300 million members. via  LinkedIn. Google Plus: 343 million monthly active users. via  GlobalWebIndex. via  Tumblr.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Twitter] 8 Resources and 3 Tips for PR Job Seekers
    Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn 8 Resources and 3 Tips for PR Job Seekers. 'I did an informational interview with someone the other day. don’t have a job to offer, but I do have a large network. So whenever I can, I try to chat with folks who are looking for help (as long as they aren’t barfshiners, or bent on picking my brain ), to see if I can pay it forward a bit. This young woman is in need of some resume/interview coaching. The folks she’d found so far were either ineffective, or too expensive, or both. ” I got a pic! People are so kind! Here goes.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Twitter] Brands Can Have Real Conversations
    The problem is this: I think I know what''s going on in their lives because we''re connected on Facebook, Twitter , Instagram or whatever, but I don''t. twitter. advertising amazingthingswillhappen annhandley blog brand branding ccchampman contentrules conversation customerservice everybodywrites facebook instagram marketingprofs marketo newsfeed onlinesocialnetworking podcamp podcampboston podcast socialmedia socialmediaadvertising technology thelikebutton twitter 'Are there any real conversations happening out there? It''s been a long day. But hey, it''s Boston. Friends.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Twitter] Social Media for Small Business – Pros and Cons
    You can connect with Godot Media on  Twitter  or  Google+. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Written by Jessica Davis of  Godot Media. Social Media for Small Business. Small and medium businesses make a large contribution to the overall market revenue. In North America alone, there exist close to 1.3 million SMBs that bring in a whopping $5.5 trillion in revenue annually. Hardly a surprise there, right? With America riding on the wave of entrepreneurship, the community of small and medium businesses owners is growing fast. Social media! Cost effective.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Twitter] How to Respond to Every Social Media Inquiry in an Average of 19 Minutes
    They answer questions on Twitter and Facebook from 9am to midnight EST every day. 'Tweetable Moments You have to have great customer service before you attempt social customer service. dgingiss Tweet This Taking Customer Service Online Discover was the first credit card company to offer 24-hour phone support, and now they’re leading the way in social media customer support, as well. Dan Gingiss has a team of about 15 customer service representatives in a call center in Utah. They were. Read the whole entry.
  • KOKA SEXTON  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Twitter] It was an Epic Social Selling #SalesforceLive Broadcast
    The discussion was focused on LinkedIn but we talked about Twitter and Facebook too a little bit. Social Media Social Selling Strategies Technology facebook LinkedIn social selling Twitter 'Today we had the Salesforce Live broadcast in the Salesforce San Francisco studio. This is my second broadcast for Salesforce and it was great to see so many familiar faces. Today’s topic was focused on social selling and how to build relationships leveraging social media that turns into revenue. had a blast! AMAZING. Powered by WP Bannerize.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Twitter] Hacking Isn’t All Negative – Think Like MacGyver
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'As we were visiting with family in South Dakota recently, a couple of flies got into the kitchen while we were cooking. Not knowing where the fly swatter ended up, I grabbed a towel, my wife grabbed a newspaper. “Remember, their first action is to launch backwards, then fly forwards. Aim for their aft (rear),” I said as we were getting ready to strike. With a single swoop from each of us, we stuck decisive blows. hacked the use of a towel, my wife hacked the use of a newspaper. from  whatishacking.org ).
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Twitter] 6 Ways Your Social Media Team Can Improve
    Ultimately, Lookout was able to repurpose their existing content and use a trending event to attract attention on Twitter, Facebook, and Slideshare, gaining them new followers and expanding brand awareness. There are a host of other excellent tools , but one of my favorites for Twitter is JustUnfollow — essential for building an engaged following. From Facebook to Twitter and Pinterest, social media is a powerful way to grow your customer base and build a community around your brand. Make Your Profiles Stand Out. Your profiles should of course be polished (no typos!)
  • SOCIALFISH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Twitter] 3 Social Media Opportunities Your Nonprofit is Losing
    Since social media is the new frontier for marketing on a budget, you probably have a Facebook business page, a Twitter account, or both — but are they enough? Think Facebook and Twitter are the only ways to appeal to your target audience? If you swear by Twitter, try adding a Pinterest account. 'Guest post by Yazmin Gray. ———— So, your NPO is in its early stages and you’re looking to promote it. What other resources can you use to spread the word about your budding organization? Use Multiple Social Networking Platforms. Think again. Meet them there.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Twitter] The Customers Love Cheese
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'He didn’t like Facebook, so he didn’t have a Facebook page for his business. He didn’t use a smartphone, so he declined the idea of a mobile-friendly website. He didn’t watch YouTube, therefore he wasn’t interested in doing a video backstory of his 33-year old business. Our meeting went a bit long, but the owner wasn’t ready to stop – and he was needed in the kitchen, so we went there to talk while he helped get orders out. He smiled as he thought about that question.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Twitter] Stay Safe: 4 Social Media Security Tips for the Summer
    Remember that your Twitter and Instagram profiles are public by default as well, unless you change the setting to “private”. 'Now that summer has officially begun, many start firing up their social media profiles: whether it’s Facebook status updates about travel plans, Instagram pictures of family vacations or Pinterest pins of exotic locations, most of us seek to update old and attract new friends through our summer social media activity. However, this uptick in posting and sharing through various profiles can also harbor serious dangers. 1.    Review your privacy settings.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Twitter] 9 Pillars for a Killer Content Marketing Strategy
    Promoting your content on social sites like Twitter can make it go viral. 'Image source. Would you like to generate more leads, sales, and business? Want to improve conversions and effectively establish your brand? Two words: content marketing. Maybe these stats will help convince you…. 80% of American Internet users interact with blogs and social media. 70% of people would rather learn about a company through articles than through ads. 90% of consumers find custom content useful. Here’s the thing about content marketing, though… you need a killer strategy! What problems do they have?
  • ADAM SHERK  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Twitter] Not a Bad Gimmick: The World’s Highest Press Release
    Look at Muck Rack’s Twitter Press Release Service, 51 Releases Later. 'London-based Houston PR is blasting out (yes, that’s an intended pun) a gimmicky press release to announce its relocation and rebranding. It has put out what it believes to be the world’s highest press release: While I’m not a particular fan of PR gimmicks or shotgun pitches I like this one, so I’ll bite. also think if you manage to get your press release 27 miles above the earth that deserves a shout-out. So what do you think – was this press release a good idea? Public Relations
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Twitter] Your Face is a Conversation Station #Thoughtography
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'I was blessed to see a Hospice Social Worker talking with a family recently. Her listening style was what I would call Full Face Listening,  and the empathy she has for this family was communicated as much in her facial expressions as she listened, than while she was talking. It reminded me that our face, our eyes and brows, the movements of our lips and cheeks, all are part of our conversation. Even when you’re not the person talking. Photo on Flickr by Thomas Leuthard. Consider leaving a comment!
  • SOCIALFISH  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Twitter] Association Social Media: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
    AOTA participates in a variety of social sites: Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , Instagram , LinkedIn, and Youtube. My focus is on developing content for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For example, fictional AOTA member Jenny may prefer to look at photos on AOTA’s Facebook page but on Twitter she would rather find links to content from external sources that AOTA finds interesting. check Twitter notifications to see any retweets, mentions, etc. Twitter posts with photos get more retweets consistently. Whoo hoo! Hi Stephanie! You’re setting a high bar!
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Twitter] Twitter and Television: A Match Made In Heaven
    My experience is that Twitter has become very intertwined with primetime television. So when NBC Universal Research Chief Alan Wurtzel had this to say about Twitter and the Olympics , I was shocked. My point is this: If social media has zero effect on drawing eyeballs to their shows, why are the networks (NBC included) so intent on promoting them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.? Twitter and Television: A Match Made In Heaven is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Twitter Google+ Twitter and Television: A Match Made In Heaven. Television. in New York.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Twitter] Pictures and Images and Words: A Thoughtography Assignment
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Pictures and Images are more important to your content delivery than ever before. Everyone is taking pictures, sharing pictures, and posting pictures. Your friends, your customers, your prospects. Your turn. Sites like Pixabay and MorgueFile are making quality photography more readily available for you to use with proper attribution. Tools like PicMonkey and Canva are making it easier to create your own images with text overlays. Re-purposing content also becomes easier across platforms and networks. Consider leaving a comment!
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Twitter] Customer Satisfaction: Social Media Websites Rank Among The Worst
    Twitter reached a record high as well, up 6% reaching a score of 69. Related Stories 2014 World Cup: Social Media Campaign Round-Up Social Media News Ticker: Embed Tweets Within Tweets on Twitter, Instagram Expands Ads Outside U.S. Social Networking Stats: Active Usage Drops For Facebook and Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard. Social Media Statistics Customer Satisfaction Facebook Google Instagram Pinterest Reddit social media user Tumblr Twitter Wikipedia Youtube 'How satisfied are consumers with social media sites? Overall, e-business websites have seen a 2.9% Social Media.
  • KOKA SEXTON  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Twitter] The Evolution of Social Selling
    Blog Social Media Social Selling Strategies Technology business Entrepreneur sales sales_tips social selling Twitter 'The business of selling has always been social. Though the end results of generating new revenue are still the same, the tactics like anything in life must change to meet the current landscape. A brief history of sales. The art of bartering is sales in its earliest form; for the most part it was transactions between people from different villages, tribes or communities. Each with their own resources they would use to exchange for other resources. There are now 5.7B
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Twitter] Are Your Customers Frozen? Let It Go!
    All of these brands want you to follow them on Twitter , like them on Facebook , subscribe to their YouTube channel and more. twitter. apple avinashkaushik blog brainstorm brand businessbook cableservice comcast ctrlaltdelete customer customerloyalty customerservicerep digitalchannel digitalmarketing directrelationships disney facebook frozen google marketingspam publisher siliconvalley spam tweet twitter wallstreet webanalytics20 webanalyticsanhouraday youtube 'The competition is fierce out there. The battle for the consumer continues to intensify. Know when to hold ''em.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Twitter] How Social Media Can Affect Your Search Engine Rankings
    The combination of SEO and social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest can be overwhelming for big as well as small business marketers. Twitter has over 550 million accounts. Google+ is a fledgling community when it is compared to social networking giants like Facebook and Twitter, but its social signals have the most impact on search ranking results. Various researches have shown that Facebook influences more search rankings as compare to Google+ or Twitter. Twitter. Source: comScore. Source: SEL. Source: Inc.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Twitter] School Yourself on Social Media
    We can find pretty much anything out via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn … Maybe your kids are savvy in this department, but when it comes to compiling college information, you should be, too. You can find feeds to their social media sites on their home page, or click around to virtual tours, sign up for a mobile app or follow Greek life on Twitter or Facebook. 'Deciding where your child is going to go to college can be an overwhelming undertaking, but you know he or she is going somewhere. How do you start making that decision? How do you get the best information?
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Twitter] 23 Outstanding Social PR Guides
    How to Find Niche Influencers in Google+, Twitter and the World at Large by Bruce Clay Blog. Chelsea Adams details half-a-dozen techniques for identifying influencers in any market segment or topic area, from checking out who speaks frequently at relevant industry conferences to finding authors on Amazon.com (“Are they on Twitter? 'As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, the PR professional has changed considerably over the past few years. The audiences, topics, tools, and tactics employed in PR have evolved. Image credit: PRNews. The world has changed.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Twitter] How a Bank Used Digital Media to Put People Back to Work, Increase Brand Awareness
    » Digital Marketing digital marketing earned media fifth third bank nextjob owned media paid media retweet to reemploy shannon paul social media case study Social Media Marketing the curious bank twitter marketing video marketing 'Two years ago, Fifth Third Bank identified the reason that some of its customers were behind on their mortgage payments was due to job loss. For those less familiar with Fifth Third, we’re known as the Curious Bank, so we take pride in our ability to challenge ourselves to ask better questions to find better solutions. Read the whole entry.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Twitter] Best Practices for Integrating Social and Email
    First is an automatic way to publish new email campaigns to your Facebook and Twitter profiles. 'Email marketing providers are starting to catch on to the idea that integrating social media in anyway possible will make their platform seem more appealing to customers. There are two ways social media is generally being integrated. Second is allowing email recipients to share the web version of the email with their own social networks with social sharing features. Here I would like to explore both of these ideas in terms of how this would work into an online marketing strategy.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Twitter] Save Your Research Work on the Cloud – With TabCloud
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'There are often times I’m doing research or looking for photos for a project, and I’ll get a call or message that trumps the project in priority or urgency. If I have lots of tabs open in the browser, I don’t want to lose that work – so I click on a nifty tool called TabCloud , a Chrome browser extension (there is also  a Firefox add-on in beta ). Recently, that scenario played out just before a road trip. Time saved. Work Saved. Different Computers. Consider leaving a comment! Cool Tools
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Twitter] 15 Facts About Vine Every Brand Should Know
    Twitter bought Vine in 2012 and re-launched in January, 2013 as a free iOS app. 'This article was originally published by Erik Qualman on LinkedIn. By 2017 2/3 of all mobile content will be video. While I’m not certain Vine will still be popular in 2017, short-form videos are here to stay. That’s why it’s important for Brands to understand Vine so they can take advantage of it today and plan new short-form video in the coming years. branded Vine is 4x more likely to be seen than a branded video. Vine lets users share six-second looping videos in an Instagram like feed. percent).
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Twitter] Smile, Get More Social
    Do you follow any dental-oriented social media pages, such as Twitter or Instagram? Social media includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Instagram, YouTube and all other websites that promote “sharing” of content. 'Are you “friends” with any dentists? little more than two-thirds of dental practices reported having a Facebook page, according to a survey conducted in 2012. With more than one billion people on Facebook alone, this is just one of many valuable tools to market your practice. Benefits of dentists using social media.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Twitter] How to Block Semalt.com from Accessing Your Website Using.htaccess
    And it’s even being reported as being a botnet: They are using a hacked botnet and @vote4obama2012 on twitter put up an image showing that they were offering a firefox extension which infects computers – very serious. 'Yesterday, I wrote a post about how to stop Semalt.com from showing up in your Google Analytics account. Today, in this post, I’ll tell you how to block semalt.com from accessing your website using the site’s.htaccess file. Each and every request (every hit on every file) first accesses the.htaccess file before your website loads. information/.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Twitter] Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests ‘Buy’ Button, Twitter Acquires CardSpring
    'Check out all the latest social media news from the last two weeks, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, YouTube and Vine: Facebook. Twitter. Twitter snaps up CardSpring, a platform for helping developers connect apps with consumers’ credit cards – Twitter has acquired payments infrastructure company CardSpring; Twitter describes the tool as helping “merchants work with leading publishers to create online-to-offline promotions” (The Next Web). Reuters). Foursquare. Tumblr. YouTube.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Twitter] 7 Signs of the Post Social Media Era
    In that vein, the social media IPO craze — led by LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter — looks like it may be coming to close. Those that remain — new and old — seem challenged to offer a new conversation beyond Facebook and Twitter dalliances, influencers, and content marketing. 'Social media is not a new driver of the Internet, relatively speaking. At best, social data is harnessed to serve larger technology trends like contextual media, marketing automation, and more. In turn, social media and related marketing conversations are no longer groundbreaking.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Twitter] Monday Roundup: Context
    Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Monday Roundup: Context. 'The situation within which something happens – or an idea is stated – is often times just as important, if not more so, than what is being conveyed. Context changes meaning, and can often impact your audience’s feelings and, therefore, how they react to your message. This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on context. Image: Cher Amio via Flickr, CC 2.0. Headline Clickbait: PR Science or PR Fail? Metrics: It’s Never “THE” Number; It’s Always “A” Number.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Twitter] Social Networking Stats: Global Spending on Facebook Ads Increases 50%, #RLTM Scoreboard
    Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. Related Stories 2014 World Cup: Social Media Campaign Round-Up Most-Tweeted Sports Event In History: Germany vs. Brazil Social Networking Stats: Faster Growth Predicted for Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard. 'The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. via  VentureBeat. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via  TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users. via  The Next Web. Renren: over 170 million users.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Twitter] Here’s How to Communicate with My Business
    Connect with Jeff on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  Facebook , and  Google+. 'Does your business have a system for receiving, organizing, and processing inquiries? This is vital for converting your content marketing , SEO, and social media into profitable outcomes. How a business communicates with its communities is marketing. Tweet this. The smart ones use it to distinguish their company as professional, caring, and easy to work with. Since every business is unique, I’ll share key elements of our process that you can adapt to yours. Provide Communication Options and Why They Work.
  • LAUREL PAPWORTH  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Twitter] RSS Extensions for Browsers & Social Media Dashboards
    howto social media Workshop Notes Chrome extension Facebook feedly Firefox addon Internet Explorer monitoring netvibes panels rss Safari Twitter 'RSS Extensions to Omnibox/URL box for Browsers (for my students). This is what you want in your browser right? sometimes it’s IN the URL box (Chrome for example), sometimes its on the buttons of the menu bar (IE for example). Here’s Chrome: Add these extensions/addons/plugins to your preferred browser if you want the browser to find the RSS feeds for you. These links/extensions may or may not work! Safari. FeedButton  [link].
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014
    [Twitter] 5 Things to Keep in Mind when Running a Contest on Social Media
    Tell us about them in the comments below or on Twitter ! 'If you’re planning on running a contest on social media, be sure to keep these best practices in mind. There is no shortage of brands that have found great success from running a contest on social media. Contests are easy to design, simple to execute and are great ways of activating your social audiences (that can often find themselves dormant). When running a contest on social media, however, it is important to keep a few things in mind both from a superficial level (i.e. what people can see) and internally (i.e.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014
    [Twitter] Week in Review July 12 – 19, 2014: Posts and Podcasts
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Week in Review July 12 - 19: Posts and Podcasts from ConverStations and SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcasts. The repurposing of content to reach new audiences and extend the shelf life of your efforts is something we always coach. One way to do this is by combining your blog posts or other content into a week in review on SlideShare. SmallBiz Tracks Week in Review: July 19, 2014 from Mike Sansone. You can catch a complete review, in addition to top links to give your small business a L.I.F.T Consider leaving a comment!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014
    [Twitter] Content Isn’t King… Here’s What Is!
    Twitter is King’ was something I heard a number of bloggers crying (as they gave up their blogs to get onto Twitter), ‘Facebook is King’ was the cry a few years later when setting up pages there was the cool thing to do. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and G+ are just ways of delivering usefulness. 'Over the years I’ve heard many debates in the blogosphere about what is ‘king’ ‘Blogging is King’ was something many argued almost 10 years ago as it began to rise in popularity. How to be useful?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014
    [Twitter] Cognitive Economics And Consumer Choice
    twitter. advertisingpodcast advertisingresearchfederation blog blogging brand businessbook businesspodcast davidusher digitalmarketing drhowardmoskowitz facebook howardmoskowitz itunes malcolmgladwell marketingpodcast stephenrappaport ted tedtalk twitter 'Episode #419 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper , zesty pickles, and extra chunky tomato sauce. None of these products would exist without Dr. Howard Moskowitz. The speech familiarized the world with his research on consumer segmentation.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014
    [Twitter] Profitability Isn’t an Event; It’s a Habit (Thoughtography)
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'A financially healthy company is a result of a series of small daily financial wins, not one big moment. Profitability Profitability isn’t an event; it’s a habit. Mike Michalowicz in Profit First. Profitability Isn’t an Event; It’s a Habit (Thoughtography) is a post from: ConverStations. You just finished reading Profitability Isn’t an Event; It’s a Habit (Thoughtography) ! Consider leaving a comment! Books Thoughtography
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014
    [Twitter] TV Shows to Watch for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners (Clips)
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'There are some great lessons to be learned from some of these TV shows that can help entrepreneurs and small business owners. Many of these shows can also be viewed online on the show or network site, and some on Hulu. The Profit on CNBC. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Your Business on MSNBC and OPENforum. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Dragon’s Den on CBC. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Shark Tank on ABC. Click Here! Click Here!
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014
    [Twitter] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #213
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. 'Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "Ouch. That''s a pretty harsh title. But this piece by Tom Engelhardt is a bit of an eye-opener. As corporations get their own votes, their own religions, and their own place in society, it''s hard not to recognize that the government has lost its ability to make big, sweeping changes or undertake vast enterprise. " (Alistair for Hugh). comcast.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014
    [Twitter] Creative Spark, Thinking Backwards, Capturing Ideas (Video Clips)
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'As a youth, Saturdays were filled with visual candy of cartoons in the morning and movie matinees in the afternoon. Now, we practice sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. Creative Spark: Dustin Lance Black. Seth Godin: Thinking Backwards. The Evernote Web Clipper. Sidart – A Conversation With Food. Creative Spark, Thinking Backwards, Capturing Ideas (Video Clips) is a post from: ConverStations. Consider leaving a comment! Brain Stew Video
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Twitter] 10 Business Books That Aren't Out Yet (But You're Going To Read)
    In a time-challenged world dominated by short and snappy, by click-bait headlines and Twitter streams and Instagram feeds and gifs and video and Snapchat and YOLO and LOL and #tbt. twitter. 'There is a whole new slew of great business books that are coming your way in the next little while. Here are ten of the ones that look the most interesting (ranked by date of publication): The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness by James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher. Well, he just released his latest book and I''m about to get started on it!
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Twitter] 2014 World Cup: Social Media Campaign Round-Up
    million conversations across Twitter, Facebook, blogs and Tumblr. Adidas’ all in or nothing  campaign truly captured the intense emotions of the tournament, and racked up 917,000 mentions on Twitter with #allin or nothing. Adidas also created a Twitter account for Brazuca ( @brazuca ), the tournament’s official match ball, which was the largest growing account on Twitter during the tournament with 2.98 The handle also saw 53,000 interactions throughout the World Cup – making it one of the most engaged on Twitter. Adidas reported 5.8 Nike .
  • SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Twitter] Social Media As Customer Service
    There are times when you may go on Twitter for instance and view certain business houses - you could come across an entire stream of ''we are sorry to hear this, please send your email to.''. 'Do you think that your Social Media Page could work well in attending to customer complains and requests? Perhaps now is the time to start to look at Social Media in many ways. Your customer could have connected with your Page for many reasons. For instance they could have connected so that they get privileges in terms of discounts, or to be the first to know on new arrivals or new launches.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Twitter] 13 ½ Business Blogging Tips to Effortlessly Impress Your Readers and Skyrocket Your Sales
    Learn more about his services, or keep up with Dan (if you can) on Twitter , LinkedIn , Facebook , or Google+. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Written by Dan Stelter . Fact : this infographic from 2012 says more than 2 million blog posts were written per day that year! That data’s more than 2 years old – what do you think that number looks like now? The logical question that then comes to mind is how do you actually earn someone’s attention online with all the noise going on? See how this post uses the words “effortlessly,” “impress,” and “skyrocket?”
  • DANNY WHATMOUGH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Twitter] ICYMI – Twitter analytics, out-app purchases, Airbnb, Kindle
    Twitter takes aim at Facebook by pushing its organic reach potential and releasing a new analytics dashboard. Airbnb announced a new logo and Twitter responded. 'Here’s my weekly round-up of things you need to know and might have missed this last week in the world of digital PR and social media. Want this in your inbox each week?  Subscribe here. This is BIG. This is a  great new site that links to guidelines and assets for all the main social sites. Facebook is now including ‘suggested videos’ when you watch a video on the mobile app. Unbelievable. Campaigns.
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Twitter] New Twitter Analytics: Everything You Need To Know
    'Twitter has rolled out “new and improved” analytics dashboard that is sure to make data-hungry marketers happy. Twitter’s New Analytics Tell Advertisers And Publishers How Many People Actually Saw Their Tweets By Anthony Ha If you’re looking for more details about how. Twitter These five posts will fill you in on everything you need to know.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Twitter] 15 Blog Headlines That Don’t Suck
    Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn 15 Blog Headlines That Don’t Suck. 'I confess. If you came here looking for 15 blog headlines that don’t suck… you were sucked in. By a blog headline that didn’t suck! “Find ways to get people to your blog !” ” “Draw your audience in!” ” “ Make sure your headline doesn’t suck !” ” How many times have we heard all that? So I won’t go over all that again. That photo? Suzy Q. rolling in the grass. Because it doesn’t suck. The thaang is. The challenge.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Twitter] Business Plan Sample for Cleaning Services Providers
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Submitted by Chuck Dean. Deciding to get involved in the competitive cleaning business is an ambitious choice which could have a lot of positive effects on your future and might bring you a steady income. In order to be successful, however, you have to build a winning strategy which will help you develop your activity faster. Creating a business plan is absolutely necessary for the proper growth of you as a good business person and of your company as a great cleaning service provider. The Nature of Your Cleaning Business.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Twitter] July 17: Turning a New Twitter Leaf
    'July 17, 2014 was the day when I scrolled through the people I was following on Twitter and realized they were a mix of political people, cultural people, social builders , influencers , tomorrow’s leaders , and others. ” It was the day when I realized I was still following some people on Twitter who I was already interacting with on Facebook; but there were many others who I was not and who I sent friend requests. It was the day when I realized I was following people on Twitter and I had no idea why I was following them. Productivity order Twitter
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Twitter] 10 Ways to Exponentially Grow Your Traffic in 30 Days
    If you have any thoughts on any of the ideas mentioned, or have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or reach me on Twitter. 'This is a guest contribution from Marcus Taylor of Venture Harbour. In Western cultures, there is a prevailing belief that you ‘work your way to the top’, ‘climb the ladder’, and make slow and steady efforts to achieve success. This way of thinking is undoubtedly a smart approach, particularly for bloggers. However, there is an equally smart, yet opposing, belief that’s more common in certain Eastern cultures: leapfrogging straight to the top. agree.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Twitter] At Least One
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'I’m thinking. about not writing a blog post today. missing a day isn’t a bad practice. apologizing for missing a day (or any amount of time) could be a bad practice. if nobody shares my stuff, does that mean they don’t like it? if I write a post that nobody shares, should I still share it later? once wrote a post about eye rests. still share that via email at least three times weekly. also wrote an update which I should share more often. Photo on Flickr by Eric Kilby. You just finished reading At Least One !
  • KOKA SEXTON  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Twitter] Should Sales Professionals Be Blogging?
    'A very interesting discussion happened recently on Twitter with Lee Odden the CEO of TopRank, Shawn Karol Sandy the Chief Revenue Officer of the Selling Agency, and I around the topic of sales people blogging. first wrote about this topic in 2011 with enthusiasm. Over the years I have adjusted my belief that not all reps should be blogging. Truth is that most sales professionals are much better at verbal communication skills than written. There are some trade offs that would have to be made. A5: Just think if you could train a salesforce of 500 or 5,000 to blog, use 1-2 social networks.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Twitter] 21st Century Collaboration in Action: The Path To Belgium’s First AMC
    Artomatic Diaries, A Living Social Media Case Study [Artomatic Diaries] Getting started with Twitter branding and follow strategy Work Should Suck Less. 'Guest post by Marc Mestdagh, ceo 2Mpact, Executive Director of BSAE (Belgian Society of Association Executives) – follow him at @2Mpact. Here’s looking at you, AMC! Report:  [link]. Life would have been so beautiful. Imagine discovering a business model to provide professional services for associations. All- inclusive, state of the art, a myriad of cases and best practices confirming its raison d’être. Go on! Take a look.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Twitter] How to Beat Your Competition Online by Trying this One Thing
    Vine is a video-sharing app launched by Twitter. 'This is a guest contribution. You look around you, and there’s competition everywhere. Companies are mushrooming day and night. You wonder how many of these are there really. 145,000 businesses each year – that’s your number. . Competition online is fierce. Only a few years ago, marketing gurus would have suggested you try social media to beat your competitors.  Now, the whole world is on social media, along with your competition, so you don’t know what else you can do. It’s smarter to evaluate what you do with those accounts. . My point?
  • JANET FOUTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Twitter] The Not-So Secret Guide to Twitter Lists
    'What are Twitter lists anyway? A Twitter list is a curated group of users on Twitter. You know how people complain about how noisy Twitter is? Twitter lists help cut down the noise and make you more efficient. quick look at your lists tells you what’s going on without having to filter through thousands of tweets cluttering up your Twitter stream. Make lists instead, then decide who really belongs in your Twitter stream. The content stream of public lists are seen by anyone on Twitter. Below are some common types of Twitter lists.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Twitter] Bubblews: The Social Network That Pays Users To Post
    Like Twitter and Facebook, Bubblews has developed its own language. Related Stories NBA Announces 2014 Social Media Award Winners Social Media Campaigns Kick-Off 2014 World Cup Hidden Cash: What The Latest Twitter Trend Could Mean For Brands. 'Today marks the official launch of  Bubblews (the combination of “bubbles” and “news”), a new social media website that pays its users for each view, like and comment.  The main newsfeed on Bubblews. Post topics have ranged from the World Cup to personal adventures to posting about one’s feelings on world peace.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Twitter] 5 Actions and Behaviors to Play Well With Others
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Along the lines of our 5 Profitable Practices (PROS) here are 5 Actions and Behaviors that can influence your business presence. Connecting – Networking with Others. recently read the results of a survey  that showed how networking was not only where the largest marketing spend is, but that networking is also the most profitable of marketing activities. Connecting, whether online or offline, leads to other connections. You don’t need to be bold, obnoxious, or even extroverted to be a good connector or networker.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Twitter] How honourable are your social media intentions?
    It can initially confuse people why we don’t get stuck straight into the tricks of Twitter, the anatomy of a blog post or how to measure the right social media analytics. 'People often ask in social marketing workshops how to use social media to grow your business. Great question, but I always start a workshop well away from the mechanics of social media and indeed social marketing. So why do I start with the mindset and intentions of great social media? The cartoon says it all. How great your social marketing is …depends on how true your intentions are…( Tweet this ).
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
    [Twitter] The TSA’s Shockingly Real Instagram Account
    The TSA’s social presence extends beyond Instagram, also managing a blog  and  Twitter account . The Twitter account has been used to address and resolve customer complaints according to Ross Feinstein, the TSA Press Secretary. Related Stories NBA Announces 2014 Social Media Award Winners Social Media News Ticker: Embed Tweets Within Tweets on Twitter, Instagram Expands Ads Outside U.S. Social Media Campaigns Instagram Transportation Security Authority TSA Twitter And there’s no shortage of images to post.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
    [Twitter] 6 Principles of Persuasion for an Amazing Copy
    It’s why we flock to thought leaders’ blogs and Twitter feeds. 'What’s the best marketing you’ve ever encountered? Maybe it’s T-Mobile’s “can you hear me now?” campaign. Or the ever-so-catchy “Every Kiss Begins with Kay” that’s helped the jeweler sell loads of diamonds. Regardless, the marketing was probably far more than just content. It was probably really persuasive. Robert Cialdini holds a Doctorate in Psychology, and became famous for the scary efficacy of his 1986 book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. If you’ve never read it, here are the six principles: 1. Reciprocity.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
    [Twitter] Components, Chunks, and Pieces
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'A man I used to work for, in his late 70”s but with the body and mind of a man much younger, used to take a full week to read the Sunday paper. He was always in the midst of reading the Sunday paper. When he finished with one, the new edition arrived. found this out the hard way, having almost thrown away a Sunday paper off his desk on a Thursday afternoon. He said he read the paper in chunks and pieces. By doing so, he could process, reflect, and even return to an article during the week. Photo on Pixabay by stux.
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIA INCUBATOR  |  TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
    [Twitter] Gallup Poll: Social Media Doesn’t Influence Purchases
    Facebook LinkedIn Online marketing Public Relations Social Media Social Media Education Social Media for Business Social Media News Social Media ROI Twitter Integrated Marketing social media for business social media influence sales 'photo courtesy: Getty Images. Are consumers really influenced by content they see on social media? Gallup released a recent poll that suggests a majority of users aren’t influenced by social media to make purchases. Gallup is a customer engagement business. . Gallup is known for polls because that is how the average person may hear the name.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Twitter] 3 Content Marketing Planning and Productivity Tips
    Connect with Jeff on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  Facebook , and  Google+. 'As we cross the annual midpoint, many businesses experience a transition period , making this an ideal time to assess marketing effectiveness to make the necessary adjustments for finishing the year strong. However, unlike the obvious transition to a new calendar year, this yearly midpoint often passes by with the lazy summer that accompanies it (here in the northern hemisphere). So, let’s take a closer look. 1 – Plan Your Timelines. Planning gets a bad rap for being a time consuming activity. Dwight D.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Twitter] An ESSENCE Fest with McDonald’s @McDScene + #365BlackAwards
    'We're excited to hit the Twitter scene bringing you the HOTTEST news and event updates! Just before ESSENCE Festival started McDonald’s launched a new Twitter account @McDScene. We're excited to hit the Twitter scene bringing you the HOTTEST news and event updates! firsttweet — McDScene (@McDScene) June 27, 2014 Just before ESSENCE Festival started McDonald’s launched a new Twitter account @McDScene. firsttweet. — McDScene (@McDScene) June 27, 2014. Part of the menu included a Muffazella Salad, Yaka Mein and a Lemon Ice-Box Pie.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Twitter] Verizon Connects ESSENCE To the World with Lance Gross and Regina Hall – #VZWEssenceFest
    Prior to ESSENCE, Verizon also hosted a Twitter chat with Morris Chestnut to show how attendees and non-attendees could follow the conversation using the #VZWEssenceFest hashtag. 'During ESSENCE Festival, I had a chance to meet various Verizon Wireless PR and HR executives such as Alan Gardner, Kim Collins and Krista Bourne. The event was held at the historic Dooky Chase Restaurant and fellow media attendees were able to participate in a Q&A afterwards. Verizon also talked about their efforts to support innovation with their innovation labs in San Francisco. VZWEssenceFest. dinner.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Twitter] Do You Tweet? Millennials Do!
    According to Twitter’s recent study, Four insights about millennials on Twitter , he is like 71% of the users in his age bracket who sign into the platform one or more times a week. These surveys are interesting looks at what Twitter users say about themselves and can help form strategies to reach the particular group you are hoping to connect with by using this form of social media. How Millennials Use Twitter. How Marketers Can Use Twitter To Reach Millennials. So, those are the ideas Twitter came up with. What about you?
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