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    [Twitter] Niche communities and the future of social media in financial services
    The Young and Free Alberta community uses blogs, forums, YouTube , Twitter and Facebook to encourage discussion. A few weeks ago we held a senior executive round table event in order to debate the future role of social media in financial services. One of the key topics that we discussed was the rise of niche online communities and how this will impact financial services brands in the future. The current situation. Over the last few years there has been a rise in financial services communities that are on the long tail. What does the future hold? decrease in corporate communities.
    [Twitter] Some Companies Finding the Energy to Use Social Media
    During 2010, the report noted that 120 of the 287 businesses in its index participated to some degree in social media, using venues like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, with only 60 companies putting forth resources for the mission. In an ironic twist this summer, a number of utility companies took to their Twitter and Facebook pages, asking customers to conserve energy during a series of heatwaves. While some lines of business have taken social media and run with it, others have found themselves suffering a power shortage. Photo credit:
    [Twitter] New Dashboards Blend Analytics Sources
    Also available as a Twitter list.). So if you want to see the correlation of Twitter followers and website visitors, you can. Too much information. And increasingly, too many disparate sources of data, many with their own analytical tools. So it's interesting to see a new crop of startups offering tools that pull analytics data from multiple sources into a single dashboard for analysis and reporting. This is one of those posts that started as a more detailed look at a few tools, but as I was looking around, more platforms kept popping up on the radar. Leftronic. Metricly.
    [Twitter] Humanize in Action: great social media is possible even in a regulated industry
    Wendy: Regulations limit how much info can be provided on Facebook and Twitter. Can a bank be a social business? The answer is yes. Hear how TD Bank does it in this great BlogWell video. Some good notes from the session are below, but there’s a ton more great information in the video. Must watch. TD Bank Group: Becoming a Social Business: Connecting TD Customers & Employees — presented by Wendy Arnott from on Vimeo. Below is live coverage of this session by Merrill Richmond: — Wendy says the words “social” and “bank” are not usually paired. Tweet them!
    [Twitter] Credit Cards and Social Media: Successes
    Not to mention, they also had the two most followed Twitter accounts within the sector. This blog post is written by Michael Dolen. Depending on the source referenced, the financial services industry takes second or third place when it comes to online ad spending in the US (as you can probably guess, the retail industry always takes the numero uno). Not surprisingly, many companies in the financial services industry are forking over a chunk of that change to their social media budgets. But what works and what fails? First, let’s go over three major successes…. No wonder it’s so popular.
    [Twitter] Got Community? 5 Ways To Foster It On Your Blog
    Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube are a few of the big boys for community building. We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found the answer is community. – Dorothy Day. This is a guest post by Frank Dickinson. If you have community, you have a lot. This is even true when it comes to your blog. There is no better feeling than building a growing and interactive community of readers on your site. That amazing feeling doesn’t just happen. Community must be fostered. Here are 5 ways to foster community on your blog: 1. Get your setup right. Make it intentional.
    [Twitter] A Ridiculous Beginning
    They thought Twitter was a joke. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook or on SansoneSpot. “All great ideas and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.&# – Albert Camus. They thought Disney was nuts. That Beatrix Potter was beside herself. They thought Columbus was drunk. If  they tell you “That’s ridiculous!&# – just smile and say, “I was hoping you would say that.&#. Ridiculous Beginning is a post from: ConverStations. You just finished reading A Ridiculous Beginning ! Consider leaving a comment! Quotes n Notes
    [Twitter] Why You Should NOT Start a Travel Blog
    You need to build your audience on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube (if you make videos), Vimeo (if you make really good videos), Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon…have I missed any? You can follow our journey on our website , Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , and YouTube. This is a guest contribution from travel blogger Chris Appleford. From the moment we made the decision to sell everything we own and travel the world indefinitely, we wanted to have our own travel blog. Well guess what? It turns out it’s not that easy. But we all know that’s a load of garbage, right? Effort.
    [Twitter] Should Newspapers Close Down Their Comment Sections?
      However, in the past few months we've seen several news sites closing their comment sections citing poor quality of discussion and rise in popularity of Facebook/Twitter. Let's assume the cost of moderation/a community person is $60k with a further $40k in platform and miscellaneous costs per year. That's a total of $100k per year.    Let's assume the typical online newspaper advertising rates are $15 CPM (cost per 1000 impressions).    Every time impression is therefore worth $0.015 (more specialized sectors can charge more).
    [Twitter] The Top 10 Ways Social Media Confuses You
    Google, Yahoo, Bing Say Twitter is Stupid. Some of us are tasked everyday with telling people how great social media is and how transformational it can be. Do you want to know why it can be so tough for us to sell someone on it? All someone has to do is a common search on some common perceptions of social media and you get the following. 10 Ways Social Media Is Changing Our Lives. Why Social Media is a Waste of Time for Most Local Businesses. Social Media can be a game changer. Who owns social media? Who cares? 15 reasons to love social media. Why I hate social media. marc meyer
    [Twitter] Are You Afraid of Your Own Media?
    Your newspaper is your personal blog or your Twitter feed. Access to the media has always been exciting, at least for those of us over the age of 30. Now everyone has access to media. You have your own TV station - it's called YouTube. Facebook is your version of People Magazine, and iTunes and  Cinch  are your radio stations. Your Small Business is a Media Company. You no longer have to grovel to media companies to have your message heard - now your small businesses is a media company.   Now you have the power. Now you can give your side of the story?  . Are You Afraid of the Spotlight?
    [Twitter] Your Social Media Structure - Part 3 of 3
    People are talking, and Facebook,Twitter, and Google, among others, are listening. This is the final and most significant post on establishing your social media structure - Engaging for Results. Here are the links to the two previous articles in this series. Design for People. Build for Consumption. Engage for Results. Engage for Results -. If there is one certainty in business today, it is that buyers have the advantage. Thanks to social networking they not only have a voice - but a shared and common voice. . There is only one thing you can do about this - be a buyer too!
    [Twitter] What’s Changing With Social Media?
    Businesses focus on the BIG 5 - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogs are where people spend most of their efforts. Businesses are getting more comfortable with social media and are continuing to integrate it into their overall marketing programs. recently read an article in Social Media Examiner, 8 Social Media Trends Impacting Businesses that I thought made some good points. The article highlighted a recent study done by SmartBrief and Summus Limited to over 6,000 readers across a variety of industries. They know the company, its products/services better than anyone.
    [Twitter] Advanced Social Media Lessons from the Best in the NBA
    Then Shaq joined Twitter , and social exploded for the NBA. Tweetable Moments I don’t think I saw social media coming. Jeramie Tweet This. Constant Evolution. Many of our guests have been working in social at their respective companies for a few years. Occasionally, we have a guest who is new to his/her brand, and we get a peek at the first 100 days in a position like this. Today, we have the opposite: Jeramie McPeek has been in charge of the Phoenix Suns ‘ digital presence for 23 years. via Phoenix Suns Facebook. “It really is incredible how fast things have changed.”
    [Twitter] Coca-Cola Adopts New Social Media Policies | Justin Levy
    RT @justinlevy What are your thoughts on Coca-Cola’s new social media policies [link] This comment was originally posted on Twitter [link] InfiniteSM If Coke can keep their Social Media policies to 3 pages, so can YOU! link] This comment was originally posted on Twitter [link] cnmoody @justinlevy Great post on Coca Cola’s social media policy. RT @justinlevy: Would love to know your thoughts on Coca-Cola’s new social media policies [link] This comment was originally posted on Twitter [link] Ian M Rountree Honestly, I rather like it. Guess what? pages. 
    [Twitter] The New Writer’s Guide to Evaluating Websites for Guest Posting Opportunities
    Instead, focus on blogs with small and medium levels of influence (Twitter followers, blog subscribers, likes, +’s and so on). For instance, it should have an active Facebook page with a decent number of Likes, and the owner should have a respectable number of Followers on Twitter and/or G+, and/or have an active LinkedIn profile. But, in practical terms, all you’ll have to do is this: Enter the website name +Facebook/Twitter/G+/LinkedIn to check social signals. This guest post is by Traian of Pitstop Media Inc. Evaluating guest posting opportunities. Integrity checklist.
    [Twitter] Retirement Planners Know How to Be Social
    With more and more 50+ users joining sites like Facebook and Twitter, social media is quickly becoming an effective tool for spreading the word about retirement options. More and more soon-to-be retirees are joining social media sites and as a result, retirement planners are taking the social route when it comes to marketing. Whether it’s keeping audiences informed or offering services, social media is the new retirement frontier. Here are just a few ways retirement planners are using social media to successfully market their services: Spreading the Word About Retirement Planning.
    [Twitter] The Snowfall of Communication
    Think of a Twitter account, especially a corporate Twitter account. It’s a very interesting dance of balance that I imagine a lot of companies are going through. I’ve been asked by different companies over the years how they might approach finding their voice on Twitter. To a single one, these companies all wanted to go in what I consider the “wrong&# direction. They wanted the accounts to be wholly corporate. Communication is a Snowfall. Conversations and relationships are based on several touches. This isn’t how social networks work. suppose.
    [Twitter] Social Media Revolution
    Owner of LangfordMedia Blog Twitter Technorati Tags: Social Media Tagged as: Social Media blog comments powered by Disqus Previous post: Facebook Lite or Facebook Throwback? To hire LangfordMedia email Recent Posts Twitter and the Curious Case of Samantha Steele’s Hair Social Media Blog Regurgitation GroupTabs-Groupon Meets Foursquare The Auto DM Marketing Beyond Traditional Means Sites we like Bear Goodell – Sports. Media. Marketing. Featuring the Thesis Wufoo Skin WordPress Admin
    [Twitter] Interview: LangfordMedia Has an App for Lawrence | Locker Partner
    Owner of LangfordMedia Blog Twitter blog comments powered by Disqus Previous post: Facebook profiles for businesses are illegal Next post: VaynerMedia Proves the Power of Geolocation Marketing Search About Jacinta is the owner of LangfordMedia , a digital marketing firm that specializes in social media, web development, and mobile app development. link] Jason is an excellent writer and former Pitch columnist. About the author Jacinta wrote 70 articles on this blog. Media. Marketing. Featuring the Thesis Wufoo Skin WordPress Admin
    [Twitter] Lewis Howes discusses obtaining #1 ranking on LinkedIn
    Owner of LangfordMedia Blog Twitter blog comments powered by Disqus Previous post: Local Business Offers Up Foursquare Special Next post: This Is Canada’s QR Codes Search About Jacinta is the owner of LangfordMedia , a digital marketing firm that specializes in social media, web development, and mobile app development. About the author Jacinta wrote 70 articles on this blog. Media. Marketing. Featuring the Thesis Wufoo Skin WordPress Admin
    [Twitter] Tips for Creating Your First eCourse
    Chat with her on Twitter  @veggie_mama  or be entertained on  Facebook. There’s a reason you’re seeing an influx of ecourses in the blogosphere of late – it’s a fantastic way to share to a higher (and sometimes more concentrated) degree your talents and knowledge. If you have a niche blog, then there’s a good chance you can come up with an in-depth and useful course that will be helpful for your readers and profitable for you. If an ecourse is something that’s been on your mind, then read ahead. The Overview. How engaged have people been with it?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014
    [Twitter] Finding Readers Week: Corinne Talks Commenting, Engagement, and Are Forums Right For Your Blog?
    Call me an idiot, but during my first year of blogging I went against one of the most common blogging tips: I didn’t use Twitter to promote my blog. Since starting a Twitter account in January, I’ve been asked the same question multiple times -  How do you get so many comments? . Twitter is great for getting traffic to your blog, yet I find it’s not so fantastic at encouraging engagement. Those that engage with me on Twitter tend to only do so there rather than on my site. find Twitter too fast paced and comments on blogs restrictive. Planning is key! Genera
    [Twitter] How Social Media Can Help People Get Fit
    Whether that means loved ones on Facebook are offering up encouragement, running partners on Twitter are gently nudging them back up off the couch or even an app automatically reporting a lapse in activity, accountability matters. Getting fit is hard and anyone who tells you otherwise is probably trying to sell you something. Whether the goal is weight loss, muscle gain or just maintaining a healthy lifestyle, we humans have a habit of falling off the wagon. Not just once but repeatedly. Unless, that is, there’s someone else holding us accountable. The Why and the How.
    [Twitter] When you have multiple personality disorder…
    The social media site is now allowing users to “tether” among multiple accounts, similar to what Twitter does. When you have multiple personality disorder… Life’s a struggle when you have to keep logging out of Instagram to post your newest before and after pics. Well Instagram has finally realized how annoying that is and has come up with a solution. Hallelujah. Currently the feature is only being tested for Android users, sad face. But the feature will allow posting selfies a more fluid process. The feature is currently in beta, and fingers crossed it’ll update for IOS soon.
    [Twitter] Evaluating Yourself as a Community Manager
    While the number of Facebook likes and Twitter followers you have isn’t everything, they can be an important measure of success. Community managers don’t have an easy job. They’re tasked with overseeing a business’s online marketing campaign, fostering customer engagement and doing their best to improve a company’s reputation. They often have to juggle a lot of tasks, but be able to do each of them is very important in a company’s success. If you’re a community manager, it can sometimes be difficult to know how well you’re doing.
    [Twitter] Is Being Hyper-Connected Making Us More Disconnected?
    ? Phone > Email > Text > MMS > Blogging > Facebook > Video > Twitter > Google+: that’s a quick and dirty look at the basic evolution of our communication channels over the past few years. We’ve grown faster, smarter, more technologically savvy, and more efficient with the tools and services we use to communicate with one another in this digital era. This sort of hyper-connectivity leaves seemingly little time-waste when it comes to responding to one our colleague’s tweets or a friend’s message (or numerous fan page requests) on Facebook. Enjoy this post?
    [Twitter] Future of Money
    We are accumulating whuffie[2] and karma through our actions in social networks ( Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn ), content sharing networks ( WordPress , Flickr , YouTube ) and peer-to-peer networks ( eBay , TripAdvisor , Stack Overflow ). Finally, American Ex press with Sync ( Twitter ( video ), Facebook , Foursquare ), and Tesco with Wine Co-buys ( video ) are creating programs that enable customers to earn discounts or freebies by paying with word of mouth. Amex Sync On Twitter. 4) Money Management Applications & Mobile Wallets. What is the Future of Money?
  • FEVER BEE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Twitter] Get Existing Members To Ask New Members Questions
      Usually, in the age of LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and search engines, you can uncover more interesting things that your new members are an expert on.  Every single one of us has expertise on something. If you're 25 years old and living in London, you know a lot about being 25 years old and living in London.    If you also work in marketing. You know a lot about being 25 in London and working in marketing.    When you're introducing new members, introduce them, their expertise, and invite members to ask questions about their expertise. 
    [Twitter] Feed Your Networks
    If you’re using Twitter, dive into Twitter Search and find people talking about what you want to talk about: a location, or a product, or a kind of business, and make some new connections. I asked a question on LinkedIn: “What have you used LinkedIn for today?&#. Here’s a quick screen swipe of what people said: I asked the question for two reasons: 1.) to know the answer, and 2.) because it was a way to feed my network. In this case, it was a way to feed it by letting people reflect. There’s an interesting experience that comes with reflection.
    [Twitter] No patience for the ROI of Social Media discussion
    In a blog post last week, Dell revealed that it has generated more than $2 million in revenue from @DellOutlet, one of its many Twitter sites. Late last year, there were some headlines about Dell crossing the $1 million mark via Twitter and it’s only gotten bigger since then. These would be only accessible via the various social media outposts they use to share their story like on RSS, syndicated Blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. How did they do it? With a coupon code! Wow, now that’s inventive. My point is Dell isn’t using any secret sauce – its just plain old common sense.
    [Twitter] Personal Brand Organization Tips
    Plus I also use Tweetscan for twitter mentions and Samepoint for comment mentions all sent directly to a personal brand folder in my Google RSS Reader. Synchronized Here is one that is new for me and is well worth the time. I am sure you have been growing your personal brand on places like Twitter, Friendfeed, Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo – but have you synchronized all of them to ensure you are getting the biggest benefit from all of them? Ok so you are comfortable with getting your personal brand out there on the web. Bottom line find something that works for you and stick with it.
    [Twitter] Week in Review: Posts and LIFT Shares, May 31 – June 6, 2015
    Week in Review  May 31 – June 6, 2015: Posts and Podcasts from  ConverStations , Armchair Articulations , and LIFT resources shared on Twitter ( @mikesansone ): This Week on ConverStations. LIFT Resources Shared on Twitter This Week. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. METHOD: Take a No Question/No Reply Approach to Email. COOL TOOLS: Portable Video Kit for DIY Video. THOUGHTography: Visual Content Matters. GUEST: Design for Content – User Experience is Key in Responsive Web Design. Get your FREE Subscription today! Small Business
    [Twitter] How ebay could care less about a fraud call
    Yesterday I got some fishy emails from eBay noting that I had printed a boat ton of shipping labels and was charged for them. Upon checking my eBay and PayPal accounts, there was nothing there so, I figured it was just a phishing scheme… unfortunately it was not. My account got hacked and I got charged close to $400 for shipping labels for something that I had shipped out in July.
    [Twitter] Facebook Makes Up A Holiday
    Users flocked to Twitter to show their excitement/confusion for the holiday. FriendsDay was so popular on Twitter that is spent most of the day Trending. What to say when your friend makes up their own nickname… Woa. Facebook literally made up a holiday to celebrate their birthday. Does that mean we can do the same? The holiday called “Friends Day” takes place February 4th and marks Facebook’s birthday (they turned 12 yesterday – #HBD). No cards from Hallmark yet. Don’t know how to watch your  Friends Day video – we’ve got you covered here ? Source Mashable ).
    [Twitter] Utah CEO Article on Document Sharing
    Home About eBooks Social Media and Internet Marketing Speaking Twitter Says You Are Here: Home » Social Media » Utah CEO Article on Document Sharing Utah CEO Article on Document Sharing Written on March 5, 2010 by Josh Peters in Social Media 0 Comments - Leave a comment! All Rights Reserved Designed with Headway by Headway Hacks Twitter links powered by Tweet This v1.6.1 , a WordPress plugin for Twitter wrote an article for Utah CEO about document sharing an how Giving It Away Can Pay. Check out the article and let me know what you think.
    [Twitter] Free Idea: Podcaster-in-Residence Saves Hawaii Tourism?
    at the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset May 28-30: Social Media Skills for Musicians: Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, & Podcasting at the N? H?k? You can follow and connect with Shane on Twitter , LinkedIn , Flickr , The Reef , Viddler , Facebook , Upcoming , and at his neglected blog. Today on Beach Walks with Rox Testimonials from Twitter aaavious @kierantong Yes it was good! Free Idea: Podcaster-in-Residence Saves Hawaii Tourism? by Roxanne Darling on July 25, 2008 I have always loved the concept of artist-in-residence or writer-in-residence, like our client Lannan supports.
    [Twitter] Today’s Biz and Buzz
    The backlash on Twitter got so bad that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek posted an I’m Sorry Note on his blog (Source: Billboard ). THE STORY. An updated privacy policy from Spotify is causing users to run to CancellationVille… think black Friday thundering type of herds. But how will this affect the 562 playlists I’ve made? It won’t. Source: Mashable ). DA SKIM. The blog post published by CEO Ek said that the change “caused a lot of confusion about what kind of information we access and what we do with it. We apologize for that. Quote of the Day: You Know You Want to Try It. YEAH Us!
    [Twitter] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #81
    While there is much talk these days (again) of the American Empire in decline, we still have no challenger for that amazing and baffling cauldron of technological creativity that is the USA (Sidenote: if you don't follow Maria Popova on Twitter/RSS, you should. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "On-demand car service Uber is all about the data. Sometimes, analyzing that data takes them into interesting places, largely because knowing where rides will be needed is key to making the system efficient.
    [Twitter] Dark Clouds?
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Forecasting is an important part of business planning. Examining patterns and trends help us make ready for what might be ahead. Just as important is being able to determine if a task or tactic should be part of the plan or a plan for a pivot. Too often, I’ve seen business owners change a strategy or discard a tactic that has been successful – simply because of a forecast (often coming from some “expert” or pundit). Imagination is a powerful ally if it leads to growth of better flow. Thoughtography
    [Twitter] Doing Less Can Lead To More [Slides]
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Sometimes, doing less can lead to more. The plight of many small business owners is some of the projects they take on are big. They can be divided up into smaller pieces, smaller projects. SmallBizTracks – Doing Less Can Lead to More from Mike Sansone. More can be the result of Less: More Agile. More Affordable. More Information. Better Decisions (with More Information). Better Measurement (the More Information). Do More of what makes your business great. Get better at new things with smaller steps. Small Business Video
    [Twitter] Strong End Summit [Videos to End the Week Strong] – 12/12/11
    Follow Mike Sansone on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Friday afternoons are often a bit more relaxed, but relaxed doesn’t mean lazy. The Strong-End Summits (videos that will keep brains and hearts afire) are a way to end our week strong and come back refreshed. haven’t done one of these for awhile, here are some of the videos I’ve saved for later viewing. Can't see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Can't see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Can't see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Click Here! Click Here! Click Here!
    [Twitter] Creating a Powerful Business Presence with Brochures
    You can connect with Donzell on Twitter. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Written by Donzell Davis What is it that connects and builds every relationship? The answer is you. When you meet someone your desire is to connect and build based on something that you can provide. Before you provide what you have to offer to your customers, they need to be aware that you exist and what your company does. You need to establish your presence. brochure provides just that: Your presence on paper! So what is so special about having a brochure?  Ok, enough questions.
    [Twitter] Got A Higher Purpose?
    Micro-blogging aka Twitter … is in the same boat. Trust 2.0 … Get Used To It, Twitter did it again, it’s about the people). Influence & Industry, the many axes about building a community Cloud and be funny if you can… for us living in the cloud Social Media Rules: What Nestle Forgot Study: Top 50 of the most influential cycling blogs + Facebook and Twitter friends… Become a Fan on Facebook Extanz LLC - Social Media Optimization and PR 2.0 Extanz – PR 2.0 Home What We Do Awe-inspiring Clients About Contact Us Got A Higher Purpose? Good things can happen.
    [Twitter] How to Make Your Social Media Strategy More Effective for the New Year
    you can find the show notes to episode 73 of the ProBlogger podcast here , and as always, I’ll be looking out for the #TodayNotSomeday hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to see how you’re all doing. you can find the show notes to episode 73 of the ProBlogger podcast here, and as always, I’ll be looking out for the #TodayNotSomeday hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to see how you’re all doing. In this day and age, bloggers really can’t get ahead unless they’re active on social media. If I was bored, imagine how the readers felt? General
    [Twitter] How to Use Marketing Forecasts to Improve Your Strategy
    Mathew Sweezey’s Twitter. Forecasting for the Future. In addition to working at Salesforce, Mathew Sweezey is also a self-titled “marketing evangelist.” ” He recently authored the book, “Marketing Automation for Dummies,” which was published by Wiley in 2014. Mathew is regarded as one of the most trusted minds on the future of marketing and does speaking engagements around the world on the subject. He says that with the rise of marketing automation, many companies have not had to adjust best practices in order to see improved results. In This Episode.
    [Twitter] Show 355 - Managing Talent
    If you have feedback for me on the show or topics that you would like me to cover then e-mail me at  or join me on  twitter. Show 355 of  The Engaging Brand leadership and marketing podcast  is ready  just for  you. To subscribe or listen for  free , you don't need to download anything and all explained at the end of the post. . Kevin Oakes of I4cp joins Anna Farmery to talk about The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management which features chapters from leading business thought leaders such as Marshall Goldsmith.
    [Twitter] Improve Your Influence
    Mark was/is much more influential to my choice than someone with 200,000 followers on Twitter (or similar). Be there. I had accounts on every social network early. (I’m in the first 11K to join Twitter.) also ask people to subscribe to my newsletter. I don’t work as hard on getting followers on Twitter. Want more Twitter followers? Get More Twitter Followers today! ). The term “influence&# doesn’t mean a lot, and yet, it seems to be the holy grail for online social media people. But what does that all mean? Here are some thoughts.
    [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?
    [Twitter] The 6 Most Shocking Online Marketing News Headlines of October
    Buckle your seatbelt, because the online marketing news month in review is pretty big stuff: Twitter Overtakes Facebook Among Teens. It was only a matter of time before Pinterest made a move to monetize their site, following Facebook and Twitter’s advertising efforts. Do you think October was a quiet month for online marketing news? Quite the opposite, actually. This months’ online marketing news is enough to send many experienced marketers into shock. Once you recover, it could be time to seriously rethink your strategy. Except among teens in the US. Image Credit: MailOnline.
    [Twitter] Launch a Brand New Blog … with Authority
    Anyone can create multiple accounts in Twitter as long as they provide unique email addresses for all of them. In the author bio, include links to your Twitter or Facebook page to gain more followers and friends. You can connect with her on Twitter and Facebook. This guest post is by Jane Sheeba of Find All Answers. Launching a new blog today is not the same as it was a few years back. Things were a lot easier and diluted in the past decade, but now, the competition is dense, given that thousands of blogs are launched every day. Authority! But how about new blogs?
    [Twitter] Join me on Marketing Success 101 Tomorrow
    Tomorrow I’ll be the guest on Marketing Success 101 where I’ll be talking about using and maximizing Twitter for your business. This online radio show should last about 30 minutes and starts at 10am PST. hope you’ll join us, or forward this post to someone you know who would ebenfit from it. Thanks, Josh “Shua&# Peters. Tweet This Post. Social Media
    [Twitter] Weekly Roundup: Paloozas And Palominos
    Comment as pts moderator Arik Hanson Getting info Pending approval share On Facebook On Twitter flag Delete Hide Unhide Ban user New! removeClass(livefyre-hidden)" class="livefyre-show-comment livefyre-button"> View comment pts mod Shonali Burke Getting info Pending approval share On Facebook On Twitter flag Delete Hide Unhide Ban user New! removeClass(livefyre-hidden)" class="livefyre-show-comment livefyre-button"> View comment pts moderator Joe Hackman Getting info Pending approval share On Facebook On Twitter flag Delete Hide Unhide Ban user New! Smart. It was so.
    [Twitter] Blog Redundancy
    understand that there is a need for us to talk about the common issues (Twitter etiquette, Foursquare marketing, Facebook pages) on here because people need to know LangfordMedia addresses these needs in the social media marketplace. For hire :) Blog Twitter blog comments powered by Disqus Previous post: GroupTabs-Groupon Meets Foursquare Next post: Twitter and the Curious Case of Samantha Steele’s Hair Search About Jacinta is the owner of LangfordMedia , a digital marketing firm that specializes in social media, web development, and mobile app development. Media.
    [Twitter] 5 Ways To Maximize the Marketing Budget
    Establish a presence on Twitter and Facebook , and any other social media sites. As long as the business is diligent about having employees engage in conversation on Facebook and Twitter, they can establish firm relationships with customers, eventually building a wider customer base through word of mouth. 5)  Mobile Marketing. In a poor economy, many businesses may decide, like most consumers, to try to cut back by doing away with things that aren't absolutely essential. As a result, they may second-guess themselves, especially with regard to how they spend money.
    [Twitter] Social Media for Good – The #CitizenGulf Project - Danny Brown
    This post was mentioned on Twitter by Shireen, Andi Narvaez and Kathy Drewien, BloggingTweets. Back to Business and Thank You Response to Barbara Talismans Misinformed 12for12k Post Is Twitter Killing Blog Comments? Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs Social Media for Good – The #CitizenGulf Project August 10, 2010 5 voices share yours! Share 1 save One of the greatest aspects of social media is how it’s been adapted to helping charitable causes and non-profits. Comments [.]
    [Twitter] Why I read 31 books in 2011
    On Becoming Baby Wise – Ezzo (Thank you Stephanie Wonderlin for putting me onto this for Baby Espo along with some entertaining Twitter trolls). Exactly one year ago today, I read Arik Hanson ’s blog post on the 26 books that he planned to read over the course of the year. It inspired me to give it a whirl and see if I could read that many. When the dust and grime from the books settled, wound up reading 31 over the course of the year. You might ask yourself why anyone would devote their time to finishing a book and start a new one every two weeks and it is a perfectly good question.
    [Twitter] Why Loyalty and Mobile Marketing is the Future for Retail - Danny.
    Back to Business and Thank You Response to Barbara Talismans Misinformed 12for12k Post Is Twitter Killing Blog Comments? Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs Why Loyalty and Mobile Marketing is the Future for Retail August 26, 2010 16 voices share yours! Share 9 saves You’re a customer that does all your food shopping at your favourite grocery or deli store. When you get there, you see the normal weekly flyer that has the current offers. Some you might be interested; others, not so much.
    [Twitter] Today Is Small Business Saturday
    On this page you can get your own in-store signage, e-marketing resources, create an offer, create your own Facebook page, create a video, do some LinkedIn and Twitter marketing, and more. First there was Black Friday – the biggest shopping day of the year for most brick and mortar stores. Then there was Cyber Monday, which turned out to be the biggest shopping day of the year for online merchants. Now, small businesses can relish in the day that is their’s. Small Business Saturday. Today, of all days. Small Business Internet Marketing online marketing small business
    [Twitter] Google+ Adds Ripples
    Whether you were on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or somewhere else? Have you ever wondered where your social media posts went after you shared them? Well, Google+ is making that possible. It’s really a recycled idea from the Wonder Wheel. Remember that Google product? Not many people used it, but some people did. It essentially allowed you to search for a keyword then see what related keywords return in their SERPs. Then you can look at related keywords to that keyword, etc. Here’s an example. So what benefit do you get out of this? You can use it as another networking tool.
    [Twitter] Which Marketing Channel Is Most Important?
    Twitter. Online marketing is getting more and more complicated every day. You have more channels for marketing your message, products, and services than you’ve ever had in your life, but which ones are the most important? When it comes to marketing online, here are a few of the channels you have at your disposal right now, today. YouTube. Facebook. LinkedIn. Google+ (still in beta, by invitation only). Your blog. The search engines – Bing and Google organic listings. Pay per click ads. Article directories (yes, they still work). Squidoo. Knol pages. HubPages. Tumblr. Groupon.
    [Twitter] Why You Shouldn’t Delete Negative Comments
    Whether on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or your local forum, don’t delete the negative comments. Have you ever had one of those days? You know, where things just don’t go right, you get hit from every direction, and you’ve finally had enough. Then … there it goes. You let that comment fly and it’s too late. What do you do? Think about it from your customer’s, or potential customer’s, point of view. They see your profile and dig in a little deep only to find that you’ve deleted comments. So word is going to get around.
    [Twitter] The History of Google Panda & Penguin, Abridged
    Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This is a guest post by Matt Beswick. Every year, Google quietly releases hundreds of refinements to their search engine algorithms. Most of these updates are small, incremental changes that go largely unnoticed. The major upgrades, however, receive serious coverage by mainstream news outlets and bloggers alike due to the momentous impact that they have on the broader web at every level. Though more than a year has passed since its inaugural rollout, the effects of the infamous Panda update of 2011 are still being felt today.
    [Twitter] Increase Your SEO By Appearing on Google News
    Follow Nick on Twitter @nickchef88. This is a guest contribution from business/tech writer Nick Chowdrey. Getting on Google News. Everybody knows that the world of SEO is changing. As Google’s algorithms get ever more efficient at filtering out good content from bad, more and more companies are turning to content marketing and guest posting to increase their Google page rank and appear higher up searches. In the world of content marketing, creating high quality posts is just part of the story. What is Google News and why is it important? Getting listed on Google News is not easy.
    [Twitter] Bounce Rates High? Why?
    This piece has a publication date of 2008, but even if the new visitors didn’t see that, the opening, which would have been fine at that time, was written when I was a Twitter newbie—not ideal these days! This problem was amplified by the outdated Twitter follower number I’d quoted. In that case, would they feel that ProBlogger was more of an authority on Twitter than Twitip? While it’s not unlikely that bloggers will read Twitip, that site is at once far more focused (Twitter tips only!) Most bloggers I know want to reduce their bounce rates.
    [Twitter] Hey Marketer - When was the last time you talked with a customer??
    With Twitter!! In fact we even won our first engagement over Twitter – so watch out DellOutlet we are gaining on you fast! It’s an odd dynamic I see in play today - in today’s ever connected environment marketers tell me they feel even more removed from direct customer interaction. As a former sale person, I used to schedule “ride-along” time with my sales team just to get out on sales calls and hear how we position ourselves in front of the customer, how that message lands on the customer and more importantly what the customer is saying in reaction to how we are positioned.
    [Twitter] 12 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Move Up In Search Results
    Add buttons that will easily allow readers to share your blog posts on their social networks – Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, etc. You’ve probably figured this out by now: “homes for sale” in your city is one of the most competitive search queries on Google. If you’ve accepted the fact that your website will only get up to the 10th page – DON’T! There are a lot of things you can do to move your website further up in search engine results, if you are willing to put in a little work. The payoff will be occupying the most valuable real estate on the web! Add A Blog To Your Website.
    [Twitter] How Journalists Help Build a Strong Content Marketing Foundation
    Nick Stein on Twitter  and LinkedIn. Compelling Stories Close Deals. Before becoming a successful, results-driven marketing professional at Vision Critical, Nick had a robust career as an award-winning writer for FORTUNE Magazine and a producer at CBC News. His extensive experience in print, broadcast, and online journalism has given him a solid foundation in creating compelling narratives for a wide audience which has translated beautifully to the world of content marketing. Good content is compelling content ; stories that drive interest and action on the part of the reader. Resources.
    [Twitter] FREE BOOK: Get Your Copy of What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube
    Are you on Twitter? Erik Qualman’s new book is What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube and is an excellent resource on producing and protecting your digital reputation. Today through Wednesday (3/10-12) you can get a free copy on Amazon. See below on instructions for reading it on any device. Link to download your free copy:   [link]. How to read a Kindle book on any device:   [link] gp/feature.html?docId= docId= 1000493771. The promotion is for a limited time but supplies are NOT limited, so please help us spread the word to your friends, family and colleagues.
    [Twitter] Week in Review: Posts and Podcasts Nov 30 – Dec 6, 2014
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Week in Review November 30 – December 6: 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. Watch for the new LIFT Podcast coming each Sunday, starting January 3, 2015. You just finished reading Week in Review: Posts and Podcasts Nov 30 – Dec 6, 2014 ! Consider leaving a comment!
    [Twitter] Better Inventory and Content LIFT Slides 11-29-14
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. As we approach our customers and the content we publish, we always look for ways to give our people a boost using  the LIFT acronym. Here Here are a few decks on  SlideShare  that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. LEARN – How to Manage Inventory. How To Manage Inventory For Small Businesses from Fit Small Business. IMPROVE – Fighting the Crime of Boring Content. Content Marketing With Presentations from Ethos3 | Presentation Design and Training. your presence or practice. 
    [Twitter] Stay in the Stable? Leave Money on the Table!
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. When you first start getting back into shape at Daily Burn , you’ll probably start off at the True Beginner stage. When your first begin blogging, it’s probable no one will be reading your blog  - truth is, your baby blog will probably be filled with baby blog messes. Really, your first everything will probably be terrible , and that’s okay. At some point in life, whether it’s at age 25 or age 45, we think we should know this stuff by now. Yeah, well – that happened at age 8, too. Small Business
    [Twitter] NFL: Collaboration Plus Competition
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. The early fall has always been a favorite time for the sports fan in me. The pennant races heating up in baseball and opening kickoffs in football. I’ve always preferred baseball as a fan, and also as small parts of a career ( coach and administrator ). One thing that has always impressed me about football more so than baseball is the league and ownership having a collaborative spirit amid and around the competition. Shared Local Revenues. Shared Television Revenues. Scouting Combines. “We” Wins. Click Here!
    [Twitter] Business Can Be Funny Business (TV Clips)
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. s we approach our customers and the content we publish, we always look for ways to give our people a boost using  the LIFT acronym. Sometimes, Sometimes, Hollywood can present the operations of a business as a funny business. Often, there is truth in humor. Here are four funnies for your weekend. Best of The Office Pranks. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Launching a Start-Up? There May Be Haters! Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Click Here! Click Here! Subscribe today.
    [Twitter] Voice, Video, Value, Volume (LIFT clips)
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. As we approach our customers and the content we publish, we always look for ways to give our people a boost using  the LIFT acronym. Here are a few videos that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. Voice – Clint Smith: The Danger of Silence. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Video – Great Video Gear for iPhone and iPad. Can''t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! Value – Value Proposition Canvas Explained. Click Here! Vide
    [Twitter] Taking a Different Track – Building as a Verb
    Follow Mike Sansone on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. Previously, I offered an update to why and how we’re Slowing Down this Train  called ConverStations. Literally, the purpose is to take a different track – or Tracks as in SmallBizTracks. The first seven years of ConverStations, this site provided a library of helps, examples, and ideas for clients, students, and peers – pertaining mostly to social media. We’re switching tracks from a social media-centric site to helping small business owners and independents in building a better business presence.
    [Twitter] Tumblr Flattens Out – Where Do They Go?
    Meanwhile, that hasn’t stop revenue growth, as brands are using the platform to advertise, and that revenue growth is comparable to competitors such as Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. Source: Forbes. Last May Tumblr reached an audience of 47.49 million users on desktop and mobile (ComScore). The odd thing is that it has only exceeded that level once since then, and that was for a brief period in July. There is some debate as to how accurate the ComScore  measurement is, as spokespeople for Tumblr claim it does not include in-app traffic (and that would be the mobile app).
    [Twitter] Where to Get Big Data Revealed!
    Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Tumblr, Blogs, Google+, Pinterest, Vimeo, and WordPress. Kapow Software has created a great chart that shows where to find and access Big Data. It nicely categorizes the sources of big data and also shows how it can be accessed with an API or other means. Big Data Categories. Archives. This can include scanned documents, forms, records, and anything else that has been scanned or formatted into an electronic document. Documents. These would be CSV files, HTML, text, XML, PPT, PDF, and Word. Media. Images, video, Flash, podcasts. Data Storage. Business Apps.
    [Twitter] Social Monitoring Tools: Curation with Swway
    Swayy provides custom curated content that matches your brand’s social media profile, and it does it by monitoring audience engagement and your follower’s interests on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. It has a scrolling list of content to share, crawls 50,000 pieces of content every day, and should be on your list of useful social monitoring tools. You can add custom topics from your dashboard, and then view trending topics. You can also browse by time zone, so that you are getting the freshest content relative to where you live.
    [Twitter] Don’t Be Too Social in Browsing the Web
    Another example would be one of your former employees (see more below) giving out personal company information on their Twitter page, hoping to hurt you and your brand. You should also be monitoring who it is can follow you on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Once the employee has left the company, the employer has little or no control over what the individual may say on Twitter, Facebook, and other such sites, again only threatening to file a lawsuit if untrue information is shared or tweeted. Photo credit:
    [Twitter] How Hotel 71 Fixed a Customer Service Snafu and 5 Lessons to Take Home
    He had clearly been listening and paying attention to Twitter ( they’re on there too ), because he thanked me for providing the context and details I did about how the situation made me feel. And for those that will inevitably ask, no I don’t think they reached out simply because I snarked about them on Twitter or because of how many followers I have. I DO think the tweets helped give them more details about what I was thinking personally along side an issue they were already aware of. If we want Twitter to work, we need to acknowledge and embrace it when it does.
    [Twitter] To Trade or Not to Trade: Five Tips for Business Bartering | Spin.
    Arment Dietrich Overview Expertise Resources Gini Dietrich News Media Center Careers Contact Follow US Facebook Linkedin RSS Feed Twitter YouTube Share Categories Communication Social Media Advertising Entrepreneur SEO Marketing Marketplace COMMUNICATION / SOCIAL MEDIA / ADVERTISING / ENTREPRENEUR / SEO / MARKETING Jul 28 2010 To Trade or Not to Trade: Five Tips for Business Bartering By Daniel Hindin | Email | Print | 11 Comments | Guest post by Laura Scholz , president of Scholz Communications. Twitter Handles: My Name or a Nickname? Be selective. Choose your trades carefully.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
    [Twitter] Are Digital Devices Making Us Less Creative? | Spin Sucks
    Arment Dietrich Overview Expertise Resources Gini Dietrich News Media Center Careers Contact Follow US Facebook Linkedin RSS Feed Twitter YouTube Share Categories Communication Social Media Advertising Entrepreneur SEO Marketing Marketplace COMMUNICATION / SOCIAL MEDIA / ADVERTISING / ENTREPRENEUR / SEO / MARKETING Aug 29 2010 Are Digital Devices Making Us Less Creative? Checking my email, twitter, facebook, etc. Twitter Handles: My Name or a Nickname? Our brains need downtime; we need to digest information in order to think more strategically.  Do you like this post?
    [Twitter] Search Marketing Dwarfs Social Media in Interactive Marketing Budgets
    The Most Popular NFL Teams on Twitter and Facebook: 2010 Season Pew Research News Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks and Twitter Why the News Business Isn’t Profitable Categories Public Relations Publishing SEO Social Media Popular Posts The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases Facebook Pages: Which News Sites Get the Most Engagement? You can check out their posts for the aspects of the report they covered. Search is seeing the same thing happen, now that’s its a proven bet marketers are hesitant to stray.
    [Twitter] Tips on Making an Online Introduction
    Just because someone works at the same company as you, has a similar professional circle, or follows you on Twitter does not mean they know who you are. Guest Post by Ashley Baxter. Virtual introductions are extremely common. Gone are the days of waiting for a big event to have an opportunity to introduce yourself to a possible client, future business partner, or other professional connection. You can instantly be introduced to others through email or any variety of social networking website. What do you need? That is far from the truth. Who are you? Why are you contacting them?
    [Twitter] Passion – Do You Have It?
    Recently on Twitter I was asked for some tips on what sets ‘great’ blogs apart from the rest. With millions of bloggers creating blog posts every day – how do you stand out? It’s a big question, and the reality is that there are many ingredients to building a successful blog. variety of words came to mind as I struggled to come up with my 140-character guide to ‘standing out’ I started to list them: Credibility. Share Your Opinion. Great Writing. Ability to Connect. Understanding Readers. Injecting Personality. Tell Stories. Use Great Visuals. Passion.
    [Twitter] 5 considerations for social media crisis planning
    The Twitter press statement – the media’s obsession with Twitter means that any tweet from a company is essentially a press statement. Sound too corporate and stuffy on Twitter and your message will do more harm than good. It seems that hardly a week goes by without another social media gaffe or crisis for brands. At a time when a tweet can go viral quicker than the time it takes to put a press release together, the role of reputation management in social strategies is more important and yet more challenging than ever before. And then put them to the test!
    [Twitter] What the Grateful Dead Can Teach Us About Consumer Insights and Marketing.
    Connect with Bill on  LinkedIn , or follow him on  Twitter. Bill Harriss. Recently, I came across a blog post by Tom Smith which referred to a recent webinar hosted by Brian Haligan, David Meerman Scott and Bill Walton. Brian and David have recently published the book,  Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead. have to admit, as a long-time music fan that has seen and followed a number of bands over the years, the  image in my mind regarding “the Dead,” is always of one of the most entertaining and unique music acts in history. The Grateful Dead created a lasting legacy. link].
    [Twitter] Be Useful: The 6 Social Media Presences
    Scott is also on Twitter and Facebook. If you can’t see the Slideshow, click here. You can view the slideshow by itself here. Today I’m giving you a little teaser of just some of the content I’ll be going through at Like Minds Immersive on Thursday in London. wrote an article a while ago on the 6 Social Media presence types , which aimed to provide some kind of model for differentiating the different ways you can run a Social Media account. Note on Being Useful. You’ll remember we spoke about the purpose of Social Media is to be useful. The 6 Presences.
    [Twitter] How to Use LinkedIn to Create Unique Opportunities for Your Blog Business
    thought I had my social media game covered on all fronts: Twitter, check. Facebook and Twitter combined cannot give you that space unless you spend a lot of time targeting the right people. The spirit of the LinkedIn community is to support one another as business professionals, as opposed to Facebook and Twitter where we are first peeps and friends before we talk business. This guest post is by Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living. Facebook, check. Even Skype, which I like to include as a necessary tool for connecting real-time, check-check! LinkedIn? Really? Maybe.
    [Twitter] @MNBurgess Rutgers Executive Ed Interview on Social Brand Strategy #RBSEE #socialmedia
    Right away, I liked the opportunity that social media provided in the sense that I could choose both my level of engagement and where I engaged. I’ve found Twitter to be a tremendously versatile platform for sharing. Twitter highlights one of the things I appreciate most about social media as a marketer—specifically, the way it brings brands closer and closer to impacting the customer within a micro approach as opposed to a sweeping mass approach. You can’t treat Twitter like Facebook, YouTube like Periscope. Please tell me how you started out in Social Media?
    [Twitter] Business Referral Tracking - Jeff Korhan
    It is natural to jump to cause - for example, when a lead or referral seems to arise from Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube - or does it? It is natural to jump to cause - for example, when a lead or referral seems to arise from Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube - or does it?  The primary reason for this stressful response is uncertainty - not knowing if your efforts are producing results. Long before the existence of the social Web, I used a simple system for tracking my sources of revenue.  What you are willing to take the time to measure merits your attention. How about you?
    [Twitter] Personal vs Professional Social Media Accounts
    When it comes to my personal Twitter or Facebook accounts, as well as all of the others, I take the opportunity to share just about anything about me, my family, and my friends.  My objective is to enjoy engaging with friends, and if some business content happens to be shared once in a while, so be it. Should I create a personal and a professional presence for marketing my small business - and should I keep them distinctly separate? This is a question that I am frequently asked. And the answer changes as the social networks evolve. It doesn't matter what George Clooney does for a living.
  • PAMORAMA  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
    [Twitter] Starbucks is the Leading Consumer Brand on Social Media
    Whole Foods has the most Twitter followers , but Starbucks’ huge Facebook audience makes it the highest-ranking brand on the social Web. Tagged as: Facebook , Lady Gaga , Social Media , Starbucks , Twitter , Whole Foods [link] Tweets that mention Starbucks Leads Consumer Brands on Social Media | pamorama — [.] This post was mentioned on Twitter by booknotbite, Pam Dyer, Social Network (RSS), David Torres Leiva, Andrea Negro and others. This post was mentioned on Twitter by GildasBuzzpress, Christophe Ramel. Average Age of a Facebook User?
    [Twitter] 7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog
    Alternatively you could survey your twitter followers on a topic relevant to your blog and then highlight their responses as a blog post ( example of this ). Readers left comments sharing their Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, StumbleUpon (and more) accounts and we compiled all the submissions (over 700) into lists so readers could all follow one another. This week on ProBlogger we’ve been looking at the topic of building community on a blog. We started by identifying 9 benefits and 3 costs of community on a blog and then looked at 5 stages of building community on a blog.
    [Twitter] Who Influences You? (Plus, get a free book) | Almost Savvy
    Home About Testimonials Events Services Webinars Twitter Getting Started on Twitter Webinar Twitter Webinar: Tools and Tips (Intermediate Level) LinkedIn LinkedIn 1 – Getting Started LinkedIn 2 – Building and Leveraging Your Network Ask Calendar Contact Blogging Branding Business Career Facebook LinkedIn Networking Social Media Tips Twitter Lijit Search Who Influences You? Reply uberVU - social comments says: April 7, 2010 at 1:12 am Social comments and analytics for this post… This post was mentioned on Twitter by irenekoehler: Who Influences You?
    [Twitter] Is Your Social Media Usage a Security Risk?
    Review the companies that are of interest to you, along with checking out their social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter etc. In the event you just have to post pictures and comments of where you’re visiting, make sure you have a private profile on sites like Facebook and Twitter, meaning only those you approve of can see your posts. When you stop and think about it, just how secure is your home at the end of the day? According to FBI data from as recently as two years ago, one in every three-dozen homes nationwide was expected to be burglarized during the year.
    [Twitter] Why Social Networking Can Make Your Home Best Prepared for Winter
    Reach out on TwitterTwitter is another extremely popular social media tool. Like Facebook, you can ask your Twitter followers for handyman recommendations in your area. We all know social media is used for networking, possibly landing your dream job, connecting with friends from your past, discovering the best trendy new item and finding a deal, but did you know that social media can also be used when it comes to maintaining your home? In the United States, 65 percent of people own their own home. Investing in Your Home for the Future.
    [Twitter] Don’t Retire on Social Media and Ruin Your Future
    In the event you are starting a family and thinking about saving for college versus retirement plans, hashtag that on twitter to get both sides of the argument. Twitter – Not only can you find answers to specific questions by using hashtags, you can also follow your favorites and trusted sources to see any new information, press releases and insight. Often big names will have question/answer sessions on Twitter where they’ll answer direct questions that you submit. Retirement may seem like a way off. Maybe it is. Maybe it’s not. So we do it ourselves.
    [Twitter] 7 Inventive Ways to Create Shareable Content for Your Industry
    Do a hashtag search on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ to see what people are talking about. Do you sometimes feel the pressure of coming up with fresh and shareable content for your audience? Brainstorming doesn’t always yield the results we are looking for, as we end up frustrated and with nothing to say. Sometimes content isn’t right under your nose. Your best ideas for engaging and shareable content might take some mining. Here are seven ideas to find content that will be shared all over social media.  . Feel Around for Industry Pressure Points. Scan the Comments. Make a List.
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