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  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Twitter] What Makes a Personal Fundraising Page Effective?
    Whatever social media platforms you use, be it Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, even Pinterest or YouTube, link it to your personal fundraising page. 'Fundraising? No one really likes to ask for money, but sometimes you have to; your organization depends on you. Whether you are fundraising as a volunteer or it’s your career, you know you have to hit as many venues as you can reach to get the word out, and bring it the most funds. What about a personal fundraising page and using social media to help visitors find it? Why use a personal fundraising page? How can social media help?
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2010
    [Twitter] How Can Users Benefit From The Real Time Web
    You don’t have to use Twitter, Facebook, or any other social media service to be able to take advantage of the tools that are out there. To search the real time web in its purest form, anyone can head to Twitter’s homepage. Remember, you do not need to be a Twitter user to take advantage of the search function. Blast. One of the most talked about topics of 2009’s was the real time web. Even as 2010 has begun, more and more articles are written about the real time web and more and more startups have launched. More and more tools will come out in regards to the real time web.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011
    [Twitter] Efficient Blog Commenting: Save Your Time and Energy
    Use social media, especially Twitter. use Twitter to engage with others and promote my content. use Twitter as a tool to find good blogs to comment on. One of its advantages is that, unlike the RSS reader, where I see only the blogs I visit, Twitter helps me find new blogs. If you are a regular user of Twitter, you should have encountered Tweets like these: You can create a newspaper , or “daily,&# out of your participation at Twitter and Facebook. This guest post is by Jane Sheeba of Find All Answers. Effective blog commenting. Use Paper.li.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
    [Twitter] Jeff Jarvis Shows Off His Public Parts
    When he's not doing interesting public media projects with Twitter or hashtags, you can find him working on the interactive journalism program and the new business models for news project at the City University of New York 's Graduate School of Journalism. Episode #271 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Jeff Jarvis has a sharp tongue. Meaning: he is opinionated and often right about how New Media intersects with our traditional ways and what this impact has on our society. His first business book, What Would Google Do?
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
    [Twitter] High-ROI Content, Streamlining Processes, and Other Content Marketing News
    Whether your goals in the week to come include better targeted follower acquisition on Twitter, or finally delving into Google+ groups, best practices are almost certainly addressed in this read. 'Big data stole the spotlight this week in the marketing realm, as a recent study revealed that companies plan to dramatically increase their spending on analytics in the years to come. However, regardless of how many resources your business puts towards analyzing metrics, the intelligence can’t repair a broken strategy. B2B Content Marketing Report – Need to Focus on the Basics.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Twitter] 17 Ways to Succeed in Viral Content Marketing
    Virgin Airlines offered 1000 tickets at $9 several years ago – expensive, but they gained over 16k Twitter followers from the experiment. 'Every marketer’s dream is to create a piece of viral content. Old Spice, Smart Water, and BlendTec are just a few examples of companies with campaigns that have received million of shares, and some serious brand advocates. While there’s no reliable formula for virality, there are some tried-and-true tactics to increase the appeal of your next campaign. Image Credit: Voltier Digital /ProBlogger. Inspire the Right Emotions. recent study by Frac.tl
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
    [Twitter] 8 Compelling Reasons to Use Google Authorship
    While it’s challenging to develop an accurate gauge of engagement on Google+, studies indicate that user engagement with the platform is weak, especially compared with social media giants Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. 'While Google’s Authorship markup has been available to content creators since June 2011, adoption rates remain low. Search experts have long speculated that Google authorship will become an increasingly vital component of SEO. In a recent interview, Google’s Matt Cutts stated : “Reputation will matter more and more as we move forward. Authorship Creates Trust.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Twitter] Moneyball Principles for Content Marketing
    Using those specific measurements for a client, we combined totals for each source (blogs, twitter, video, forums) and created a “Social Sum” for each content element on our prospect list. Chris Sietsema is Social & Digital Operations Lead at Convince & Convert. He also runs a digital agency called Teach to Fish Digital where he provides insights on search, social media, email marketing, and analytics. By now you have likely seen , read or heard about the story of the Oakland A’s baseball teams of the early 2000s. Revenue Potential. Search Potential.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [Twitter] Day 7: People of color impacting the social web – Curtiss Pope – #29DaysofDiversity
    Twitter: @aislefinder. As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human. For the past two years for Black History Month, I started an online series called 28 Days Diversity where I would feature someone new everyday during the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. Website/Blog: aislefinder.com.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2011
    [Twitter] Day 13: People of color impacting the social web – Elijah R. Young #28DaysofDiversity
    Young Twitter: @elijahryoung Website/Blog: www.socialtalklive.com Bio Serial Entreprenuer, and Business Strategist. As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph. How can we use technology to close the digital divide?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [Twitter] 3 Ways to Optimize Your Content for Successful Social Media Engagement
    With so much content to play with, there’s a lot to say — which is why it makes sense that the company has embedded its Twitter annd Facebook feeds right at the bottom of the resource center page : With the feeds right there, the reader is automatically encouraged to join in on the discussion. 'Great content is the key to most branding today — increasing traffic, cementing your reputation as an expert, and spreading brand awareness. But great content is only as great as its distribution methods. It won’t do much, after all, if it just hangs out on your website looking pretty.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [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.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Twitter] Driven to be More Social with Vehicle Buyers
    With millions of people logging on to sites like Facebook and Twitter every second of the day, it’s no wonder car dealers are going the social route when it comes to promoting their dealerships. Part television spot, part viral video, the parachuting Chevy received over 120 million YouTube views and was shared just as many times on sites like Twitter and Facebook. 'With more and more people steering toward social media each and every day, car dealers are really starting to use social sites to drive traffic to their dealerships. Chevy’s Parachuting Car.
  • WWW.CONTENT-MENT.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
    [Twitter] Content Curation versus Content Aggregation
    post on the Poynter blog back in early October points to the work of journalists engaging in curation via Twitter as a way of "filtering the signal from the noise." follow me on Twitter © Copyright 2010 | Content-ment | Theme by Columbia, MO Web Design | Some Rights Reserved |. skip to main | skip to sidebar Content-ment New media, old media, and the spaces in between. Digital media strategy. Content strategy. Content-ment. The phrase used was "curation is the new aggregation." would disagree with that sentiment, having discussed this for years. Not an aggregator. Thanks!
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
    [Twitter] Google Reader’s Demise is Irrelevant for Blogs
    Today, I use Twitter, Newsle , Linkedin and other sources to bubble up interesting content hither and yon. Today, for the handful of blogs (approximately 25) that I absolutely, positively do not want to miss, I make certain I see their content not by monitoring them on Twitter, but by subscribing to the blog via email. Social Media Controversies Addressed, Fresh Each Week. In this edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about the demise of Google Reader and how it’s overblown. Back From Australia. You’ve been warned. How about you? Via email.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
    [Twitter] Cognitive Surplus - Use Social Connectivity to Change the World.
    Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Cognitive Surplus – Use Social Connectivity to Change the World June 29th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet My TIVO hates Clay Shirky. Im a frequent social media conference speaker , and interview social media luminaries for my Twitter 20 series of live Twitter interviews.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010
    [Twitter] seven days, seven needles and no tweets
    sick [link] Thu Dec 23 01:35:41 via Instagram Wayne Sutton waynesutton When I get home I instagram the photo at the top of this post that went to Twitter, Facebook, and flickr. To say the last seven days have been rough is an understatement but here it goes. If you have no clue to what I’m talking about then carry on with your digital life and have a great 2011. For the rest of you here’s my story. Last Tuesday evening I was sitting at the dinner table around 8:30 P.M. and got an idea for a sarcastic blog post called “21 ways how to become a social media ninja rock star in 2011? Thanks!
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
    [Twitter] Are you making meaningful connections?
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Are you making meaningful connections? Posted June 7th, 2010 by admin and filed in networking Tags: business relationships , making connections , networking , Taylor Ellwood View Comments I’ve been changing my approach to networking quite a bit since late April. One of those changes has involved asking myself who I’m meaningfully connected with. different example: I’ve recently started working with a web developer. What do you think?
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [Twitter] Customer Service is an attitude
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Customer Service is an attitude Posted June 10th, 2010 by admin and filed in Business reputation , customer service Tags: Attitude , Business reputation , customer service , customers , Taylor Ellwood View Comments Yesterday my mom called Avis in a panic. She’s visiting me right now from the East coast, and as such she’s feeling the jet lag. When she called the 1800 number she was greeted by an attitude of rudeness. What do you think? Imagine Your Reality.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010
    [Twitter] Reach out to your local community
    What I’ve found is that chambers are an excellent resource for local businesses, both in terms of advocacy for businesses and for the networking opportunities they provide. As you spend more time at chamber events and get more known, you also learn a lot more about your local community and the needs it has. You learn about the school district that’s making more cuts and is trying to figure out how to preserve its programs, employees, etc., and how you can actually help out with that work. For small businesses, the local community is the lifeblood of the businesses. What about you?
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010
    [Twitter] Ramp up your internet marketing
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Ramp up your internet marketing Posted June 26th, 2010 by admin and filed in business , networking Tags: affiliate marketing , Chris Brogan , internet marketing , Taylor Ellwood , Third tribe marketing View Comments Occasionally I mention Third Tribe. It’s an internet marketing community I belong to. It costs $97 a month, but the payoff is you get access to a lot of great information about internet marketing that you can apply to your business efforts.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2010
    [Twitter] Social Media for Introverts
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Social Media for Introverts Posted July 4th, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , social media behavior Tags: introversion , Social Media , Taylor Ellwood , virtual communication View Comments I was talking with an acquaintance the other day and she asked my thoughts on social media for introverts. don’t know if that would apply to every introvert. What do you think? Imagine Your Reality. All Rights Reserved.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [Twitter] What stops people from getting social media
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes What stops people from getting social media Posted July 13th, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , social media behavior , technology Tags: Social Media , social media behavior , Taylor Ellwood , technology View Comments In a conversation I recently had with another social media manager, one of the discussion points focused around social media and technology, and specifically how many people approach social media as technology first and as a social medium second.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
    [Twitter] Why social media is a vocation
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Why social media is a vocation Posted July 16th, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , social media behavior , technology Tags: Chris Brogan , Social Media , social media industry , social media profession , Taylor Ellwood View Comments Chris Brogan recently posted an article with the premise that social media isn’t a vocation. It’s a social medium. And social media is also a vocation. Social media is also relatively new as an industry and profession.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [Twitter] What do you do to stand out? pt 1
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes What do you do to stand out? pt 1 Posted July 28th, 2010 by admin and filed in Business reputation , Social Media , book review , business Tags: Business reputation , social media 101 , standing out in business , Taylor Ellwood View Comments The other day at one of my chamber meetings, a fellow member remarked on my hat and noted that even if people didn’t remember my name, they’d always remember my hat. What do you do to stand out to the people you know?
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
    [Twitter] What do you do to stand out? pt 2
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes What do you do to stand out? pt 2 Posted July 29th, 2010 by admin and filed in Business reputation , Social Media , social media behavior Tags: social media behavior , stand out , Taylor Ellwood View Comments In my previous post, I talk about what you could do to stand out when going to meetings. But great content alone won’t work unless you’re also consistent in your activity. To stand out in social media also involves personalizing your posting.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010
    [Twitter] Responsibility for your privacy and social media
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Responsibility for your privacy and social media Posted August 4th, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , social media behavior Tags: privacy , Social Media , Taylor Ellwood View Comments I came across another post about Facebook and privacy issues. Someone had apparently taken personal details of 100 million Facebook users and published them on a torrent site that other people could download.  So what can you do? Only you are responsible for it in the end.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
    [Twitter] How to help your employees with social media
    At the same time, it’s also important to respect that each employee has his/her own voice and that s/he will be talking about every day life, including work, on social media. So what can you do to help your employees with social media? Don’t tell them to talk about the company all the time, unless they happen to be your social media manager. Do ask them to be positive about the company, fellow employees, and clients of the company, or refrain from saying anything. Don’t micro-manage everything they do on social media. Respect their privacy, as you would hope they would yours.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2010
    [Twitter] Social media is more than technology
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Social media is more than technology Posted August 17th, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , social media behavior , technology Tags: Social Media , social media behavior , technology View Comments Social media is more than technology, but many people get stuck on the technology. One of my clients expressed that what frustrated her the most was not being able to see how social media could contribute to relationships, because all she could see was the technology.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Twitter] Ambient relationships and social media
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Ambient relationships and social media Posted August 23rd, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , social influence , social media behavior Tags: ambient relationships , Chris Brogran , Social Media , social media behavior , Taylor Ellwood View Comments The other day Chris Brogan posted about the possibility of a social crash. Chris rightly wonders what will happen to all of our relationships with so much hyper connection. Imagine Your Reality. All Rights Reserved.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
    [Twitter] How to make your online network an actual network
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes How to make your online network an actual network Posted September 1st, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , networking , social media behavior Tags: connection , network , Social Media , social media behavior , Taylor Ellwood View Comments I think one of the challenges with social media is learning how to turn your online network into an actual network. So the challenge that arises is how to become more than just an internet connection to someone. What about you?
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Twitter] Cleaning out your inbox of spam
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Cleaning out your inbox of spam Posted September 13th, 2010 by admin and filed in business Tags: email , Spam , Taylor Ellwood View Comments I’ve lately been on a cleaning kick with my email inbox. get a lot of newsletters and other materials that I end up deleting. So I decided I’d clean out my inbox, by unsubscribing myself from the various newsletters. It rarely does, instead leading to irritation at having to deal with one more interruption. Thank you.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
    [Twitter] Why I got rid of my e-newsletter
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Why I got rid of my e-newsletter Posted September 16th, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , business Tags: E-newsletters , emarketing , marketing , Social Media , Taylor Ellwood View Comments I recently got rid of my e-newsletter, as a result of deciding that continuing to use it seemed to be more about ritual and less about actually doing something productive for my business. Instead I found that I was replacing them with subscriptions to RSS feeds for blogs.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
    [Twitter] Time and social media for businesses
    This is an understandable objection, especially when you consider the learning curve time associated with the technology of social media. However, I was recently told a story about a winery that told an employee that she needed to spend one hour a morning and one hour an afternoon doing just social media, and that winery ended up getting a lot more business because of the dedicated time put into social media. In other words, instead of devoting an hour a day to their social media marketing, businesses are fitting it in when and where they can sneak a moment of time. Imagine Your Reality.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
    [Twitter] Marketing and social media
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Marketing and social media Posted September 30th, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media Tags: relationship building , social media marketing , Taylor Ellwood View Comments I read an interesting post recently which asked, “ What if there was no marketing? &# In it the author described his own realizations of how many messages he ignores because he thinks it could be marketing and notes how over-saturated we are as a culture by the marketing various people do.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [Twitter] Why I enjoy learning outside my discipline
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes Why I enjoy learning outside my discipline Posted October 5th, 2010 by admin and filed in business Tags: business development , home remodeling , Taylor Ellwood View Comments I’m reading a book on home remodeling right now. I’m reading it to review it and to interview the author on my radio show, but I’m also reading it as an opportunity to learn more about something I’ve never done. What do you read that’s outside your usual comfort zone?
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Twitter] How to figure out how to participate on social media sites
    Imagine Your Reality Business and Social Media Coach Blog Home About Taylor Ellwood Services Social Media and Business Classes How to figure out how to participate on social media sites Posted October 7th, 2010 by admin and filed in Social Media , business Tags: Social Media , social media sites , social media time management , Taylor Ellwood View Comments Whenever I join a social media site, I spend a period of time making use of a couple features and otherwise observing the site and the activity that’s occurring on it, before I fully jump in and start using all of the site.
  • JOSH S PETERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
    [Twitter] Olivier Blanchard owes me a highlighter, Social Media ROI Review
    Twitter. WARNING! This book drains highlighters faster than a semester of advanced college classes. Which means it’s good so go buy it now! If Olivier’s name sound familiar to you that might be due to the guest spot he has in  Twittfaced. Before his solo debut he wrote a bonus chapter for  Jacob Morgan and I in our first book covering this same subject. With his book,  Social Media ROI (aff), Olivier Blanchard makes the case for social media a sa company wide initiative and then follows up that case with examples, case studies, frameworks, and measurement tips.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
    [Twitter] Feature Friday: 5 Pitfalls Social Media Marketers Must Avoid
    Contact me today: Twitter | Email | 978.558.0008. The following is a feature article by Alex Papa. If you start or run a social media business you want to make it a successful one. You want a business that will continue to grow and thrive. However, there are so many things that can have an effect on the outcome that it is only natural to need as much expert advice as possible on what to do or not to do. One key point of advice which must be adhered to is when you first establish your social media business, you must be careful to avoid the five pitfalls listed below: 1. What’s the Plan?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014
    [Twitter] Google Embraces Real-Time Data and Visuals To Share Search Trends Around The World Cup
    Under each visual, users have the option of sharing the content across Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. 'With global attention and excitement around The FIFA World Cup, Google is leveraging real-time search data to curate sharable facts and visuals to help fuel online conversations around the matches. Created in partnership with R/GA London, this marks the company’s first-ever newsroom based on Google Trends search results. According to Fast Company , a team of 20 from Google Trends and R/GA London will work out of a dedicated World Cup Newsroom in the company’s San Francisco office.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [Twitter] Free is Free – or Its Not Free
    Leave a comment below or share this with your social community on Facebook or Twitter. When you treat your friends and advocates as customers, some will become customers. Those that don’t may spread your message to future buyers. The old model is treating customers like royalty, while encouraging others (via marketing) to become customers so that they can enjoy the same preferential treatment. The web in general, and social media in particular, have changed all of that. Offer the Experience of Your Work for Free. If you are a content creator like me, this is easily accomplished.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Twitter] Social Media: What’s it Good For?
    Many of them tell me that they don’t see a direct return on investment from their use of Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. By building a presence in places like Twitter , Pinterest , Facebook , Google+ , LinkedIn  (and more you) you create relationships with and create impressions upon those you connect with. 'Does social media drive sales? I’ve been asked this question quite a few times lately from business owners trying to get their head around how to use social media in their online marketing mix. For me Social Media is NOT Primarily about Direct Selling.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Twitter] Get Your Social Media Operations Act Together | Blogging and.
    If you have a Twitter account, set up a CoTweet account to help manage interactions, and define who is responsible for interaction. Im a frequent social media conference speaker , and interview social media luminaries for my Twitter 20 series of live Twitter interviews. August 12, 2010 (766) Twitter Stream © 2008-2010 Convince & Convert, LLC. When it comes to creating a social media strategy , there is one, often overlooked piece of the puzzle that falls through the cracks. The who is doing what piece of the puzzle. Who’s Doing What? Photos? Videos?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
    [Twitter] The Misnomer of Social Networking
    When people like a page on Facebook, answer something on Quora, recommend someone on LinkedIn or tweet something on Twitter, they do those things not because of community but because of their identity. It is a fallacy to suggest social networking is about networking, opines Jeff Hurt. Identity comes first, relationship building second, and networking with the community third. Social networking sites are social identity sites. I love (insert brand name here),” says something about us. It establishes our identity. We don’t do it just to say something about the company. It is about us.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2011
    [Twitter] If I Wrote a Book
    Contact me today: Twitter | Email | 978.558.0008. Chapman, in the months before his Content Rules book was published, wrote the following on his blog: Before it was the “in thing” for everyone in social media to do, I’ve had the life long goal of writing a book. never knew if it would be fiction, business or something else, but I’ve always wanted to have a printed stack of binded paper on a shelf with my name on it. know what he means because I have always felt the same. When I was a teenager, I had a fantasy to write a best-selling book. also write a blog from my city council desk.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
    [Twitter] 4 Ways to Follow AriWriter in 2011
    Contact Ari: Facebook | Twitter | Email | 978.558.0008. There are four ways that you can keep updated with the latest articles published here at AriWriter. Each option will appeal differently to you, and you’re welcome to pick any (or all) of them. Receive articles by RSS. Over 1,000 people around the world currently do this, opting to read the latest articles in feed readers as they are published. Learn about RSS here. Receive articles by email. Nearly 400 people get articles delivered to their inbox. Read articles on your Kindle , courtesy of Amazon Whispernet. No related posts.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010
    [Twitter] Comparing 19 Blog Designs to Mine
    Contact Ari: Facebook | Twitter | Email | 978.558.0008. Danny Brown announces a new design of his DannyBrown.me can’t help but compare his to mine. can’t help but compare other blogs to mine. Contrasting the colors, fonts, images, and backgrounds of 19 random blogs of which I’m familiar, I created a video to compare Danny Brown , Chris Brogan , Kristi Hines , Kim Woodbridge , C.C. January 2011 will see an improved design of my blog, I’m sure of it. The unanswered question is what the design should incorporate. Related posts: Looking Back at AriWriter Blog Designs.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012
    [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.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
    [Twitter] MeasurePR: Paywalls, Pitches And Prognoses
    It started from nothing – literally – just an idea that I had when I saw PR-related conversations on Twitter that invariably had measurement questions attached to them. Comment as pts moderator Jen Zingsheim 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! And more, as you will see at the end of this post).
  • ADAM SHERK  |  FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009
    [Twitter] Your Mom's Coming to Facebook, But She May Not Stick Around
    The Most Popular NFL Teams on Twitter and Facebook: 2010 Season An Early Look at Facebook Open Graph Protocol Integration on News Sites Alicia Keys Facebook Page: I’d Sign Up if She Asked Me All Cool Which News Sites Have the Most Valuable Facebook Pages? Shining a Spotlight on Video News Webmaster Tools: Updates to Search queries, Parameter handling and Messages Twitter data lets NPR glimpse a future of app-loving news junkies Shared Items Disclaimer The opinions expressed on this blog are Adam Sherks own and do not necessarily reflect the views of his company or its clients.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Twitter] Wine, Food, Shoes and Marketing
    It’s not about what you should do with Twitter or how to work your Facebook page.  Barbara Weaver Smith is founder and president of The Whale Hunters , a strategic sales coaching company that helps small businesses grow fast by selling bigger deals to bigger customers. She is having Gini on her monthly Expert Series call tomorrow and asked if we wouldn’t mind reposting the information about the show, what you’ll learn, and how you can register (free, but registration is required). You need to be there.   It’s free. One place to read her take on trends is in  ChicagoBusiness.
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Twitter] Inside the New Digg, Including New Auto Submit Feature
    On the next screen, you are invited to connect your Digg account to Facebook, Google, and Twitter to find your friends on Digg from each network. New Digg Find Friends on Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Somewhere, throughout my vast array of email filters, I must have missed my invitation to try out the new Digg 4.0 beta / alpha system, but this weekend out of sheer curiosity, I logged into new Digg site and got to play around with what is coming up. So, without further ado, here is a look at the inside of the new Digg system. Finding Friends. New Digg Suggested People to Follow.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
    [Twitter] A Bundle of Tracks to Fit Your Small Business Phase
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Owning and Operating a Small Business is a journey of constant movement. In almost all cases, a small business is in one of three phases of business: Inception Phase. Growth Phase. Renewal Phase. To help small businesses continue in building a better business presence, we have designed packages, a bundle of “tracks” – with 3 Basic Level tracks and 1 Advanced Level track – for each phase. Each bundle is valued at over to $400, but can be yours for only $249 – a savings of $150. Read More ). Read More ). Read More ).
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Twitter] Items on Your To Do List? Pick One
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Overwhelm. There are plenty of small business owners and solopreneurs who work in a constant state of overwhelm. The opposite of being overwhelmed is probably not being underwhelmed. And par is not simply  whelmed – in fact, whelm is a synonym of overwhelm. Finding good flow crushes overwhelm. see and hear about a lot of to-do lists. It seems these lists are a barometer of overwhelm. So much to do! My to-do list is never ending. want to make a To- don’t list, and it’s on my list of things to get done. Do that.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Twitter] Completing a Jigsaw Puzzle Like SmallBizTracks
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Completing a jigsaw puzzle can be a huge task. That’s why when someone brings one out on a snow day, they try to recruit others to join in a team effort. We can look at puzzles as a big job (could take days) or divide it up like a SmallBizTracks series of  smaller projects (might take a few hours). Let’s try the latter. SmallBizTracks Way – Completing a Jigsaw Puzzle. Preparation – Find a flat surface and turn all the pieces right side up: Preparation is always an important first step. Keep What Works.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014
    [Twitter] How SmallBizTracks Works: Meetings
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'In sales training years ago, phrases like “face-to-face and belly-to-belly” were as popular as “Always Be Closing.” ” There are more possibilities now, especially for business meetings. “Face-to-face” doesn’t always include the “belly-to-belly” part anymore. At SmallBizTracks , many of our customers are looking for new customers in new regions and across borders. For us too. The technology is now available so meetings can take place in a variety of ways. Click Here!
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Twitter] Accepting Bitcoin as Currency and other Friday Flutterings
    Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'Coinbase seems the way to go if you want to setup a merchant account to accept Bitcoin payments. This is my weekend “track” and should have more info next week. good information portal for the cryptocurrency craze is WeUseCoins. … Pitchers and Catchers have reported for most teams, a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. MLB.com updates their daily Spring Training photos , giving us a taste for warmer things to come. If you don’t have your own domain, it’s rented space. Themed Days?
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012
    [Twitter] GigaOM Structure DATA NYC thoughts and impressions – Web Journal
    How real are the Twitter “followers” of various political candidates? The Federal Reserve Bank of New York wants to know what Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms can reveal through sentiment analysis. I was at GigaOM’s Structure DATA Wednesday (but did not end up making it back for Thursday, the second day).  I found it interesting to try to wrap my mind around Big Data, but ultimately found there were really three audiences at the conference (a vend diagram, I suppose). couple of more things.  Avoid Dead Ends in Social Analytics Roadmaps. Please participate.
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2010
    [Twitter] Web Journal June 13th – 19th 2010 plus what are the real motivators to decision making
    BTW, some news that Jive Software just bought access to the entire Twitter Firehose – ha! Also, the news that Twitter is allowing us to tag our tweets by location is interesting - though I haven’t tried it yet – I can imagine that this information will be collected by Social Media Monitoring platforms soon enough.  Then another story we probably already forgot but was big news early this week that the Pentagon ‘Discovers’ Huge Lithium Deposit in Afghanistan. Think I could really get into dropping virtual pennies into the pot! We’ll see. 
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
    [Twitter] Your Blog is Not Your Job
    Twitter is not your job (unless someone’s paying you to tweet). If you’re going to venture out onto Twitter, time it. Your blog is not your job (unless it is). Facebook isn’t your job. These are just communications tools. We use them. We use them to make media. We use them to weave marketing, sometimes. We use them to tell stories about your organizations or our wants or whatever it is we’re talking about. Spending hours updating status, spending hours chatting, doing things that take us away from our objectives can sometimes feel easy. Stay vigilant.
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010
    [Twitter] DON'T BE A HIT AND RUN!
    I typically post these on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Plaxo and soon, by video, audio and enewsletter. The other day on Twitter, a lawyer I follow shared his thought that recent law school graduates should not be networking to develop business.  When using Social Media, spend time listening, or observing, first so that you understand the tone, usage and needs of your followers (Twitter), friends (Facebook), contacts (LinkedIn and others) and fans (Facebook).  Thanks to Susan for asking me to guest blog. Relationships take time.” What do I mean by hit and run? Exactly….I
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Twitter] How to Build a Traffic-siphoning Marketing Funnel
    Would you let Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, YouTube and other sites control your online business? To run a sustainable business online you need to create a marketing funnel where you siphon traffic from sources like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube into your funnel, and create your own traffic source. Twitter. Twitter. Twitter. This guest post is by Herman Diaz of Herman Dias likes writing about SEO So Easy. Or would you like to control it yourself? Of course, you’d like to control your own business and not be at the mercy of other sites.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Twitter] One Year Later: BP Still Hasn’t Learned Ethics
    It took the likes of @BPGlobalPR on Twitter lampooning BP’s slimy communications and citizen journalists showing the damages on closed public (and policed) beaches, to inspire the incredible amounts of negative media pressure. Communications from BP in recent weeks claim the oil company has reversed the damage from the Deep Horizon oil spill, both environmentally and economically. This communications effort flies in the face of factual reality of dead wildlife , decimated fishing careers , and the ongoing economic hardship felt throughout the Gulf region. All for naught.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2010
    [Twitter] Social Media vs. SEO: My Approach
    recent guest post here on ProBlogger titled Why Social Media is a Better Investment than SEO sparked some interesting commentary on Twitter after going live. Our Facebook page continues to grow fast and our interactions on Twitter have driven a lot of traffic to the site. The newsletter promotes our Twitter and Facebook accounts. The sharing of our content on Twitter and Facebook accounts often generate links from other sites. The SEO vs. social media debate is one that has been going on for a number of years now, and it hasn’t abated. It’d be email.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012
    [Twitter] Better Email Results … Instantly!
    Visit YoungPrePro.com to learn what he has in stock for you and also follow him on twitter @youngprepro. This guest post is by Bamidele Onibalusi of YoungPrePro.com. Let me be straightforward with you: I’m no email marketing expert and I don’t plan to be soon. But email marketing is just so important to my blogging that I can’t ignore these very important techniques. If you’ve been following Darren for more than a few months now you will have noticed how much emphasis he places on email marketing for bloggers and how important it is for his business.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
    [Twitter] Five for Friday 8.27.10
    Here’s this week’s edition of Five for Friday : Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco fined $25,000 for using Twitter during game – Say it with me, No Fun League. My favorite was this one: The Most Hated Man on Twitter – Everyone always wonders the power of social media. This campaign against Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James from Daniel Tosh shows how much of an impact a Twitter mob can have after a segment titled Is it Racist?, Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading Five for Friday 8.27.10 How about you? How was your week?
  • LAUREL PAPWORTH  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Twitter] Social Media and Ad:Tech Tokyo
    Also transparency in “sponsored posts&# and blogger/twitterer relationship building. I spoke on how Japanese companies were doing in social media overseas. Japanese people on the panel talked about online community and social media marketing at home, and I focussed on how it was working for Japanese companies in America, Europe, Australia etc. An amazingly popular talk, people were lined up outside to try and get in – though I think the conference itself had 8000 participants, so hardly surprising. Adtech tokyo laurel papworth. View more presentations from Laurel Papworth.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Twitter] Podcast 400 - Emerging Technology and Emerging Markets
    love to hear your thoughts so email me,  anna@theengagingbrand.com , join me on  twitter  or join me on to discuss it on  Google+. I can't believe that it is podcast 400 of  The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social media , business ideas and brand marketing tips. As it is a special milestone I invited Duann Scott from Shapeways to talk about how new models are developing which are different to the traditional business model - bringing the customer inside of the walls. How Shapeways are  working with the customer to design, build and sell their own ideas.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Twitter] Show 371 - Little Black Book of Innovation
    If you have feedback for me on the show or topics that you would like me to cover then e-mail me at  anna@theengagingbrand.com  or join me on  twitter , leave a message at The Engaging Brand Fan Page or join me on to discuss it on  Google+. I hope you enjoyed last weeks show on Steve Jobs and here is show 371 of  The Engaging Brand business and marketing podcast  talking about social media, leadership and marketing and sponsored today by MozyPro Online Backup : Simple, Automatic & Secure Backup - for special offer try today! How to look at innovation. The idea of "thunk' value.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
    [Twitter] Show 362 - IBM Research on Marketing and Social Media
    If you have feedback for me on the show or topics that you would like me to cover then e-mail me at  anna@theengagingbrand.com  or join me on  twitter , leave a message at The Engaging Brand Fan Page or join me on to discuss it on  Google+   where we may get some of the authors involved! Show 362 of  The Engaging Brand leadership and marketing podcast  is live  just for  you talking about social media and marketing. This week "Sponsored By: Content Equals Money where content marketing equals conversions.". survey which interviewed 1,734 CMOs, spanning 19 industries and 64 countries. Remember
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
    [Twitter] Show 357 - How to be an Entrepreneur
    If you have feedback for me on the show or topics that you would like me to cover then e-mail me at  anna@theengagingbrand.com  or join me on  twitter. Show 357 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. . Gregg  joins Anna Farmery to talk about. Can entrepreneurship be taught? How the belief is the key ingredient of entrepreneurship. How Carol Dweck research shows the mindset is key to learning. What is healthy skeptiscm!
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2011
    [Twitter] Show 324 - Mining the Social Web
    If you have feedback for me on the show or topics that you would like me to cover then e-mail me at  anna@theengagingbrand.com or join me on  twitter. Show 324 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. Is the true power of the internet - data mining the information on the social web. The irony that you have more insight online with a consumer than face to face if you mine the social media information. Matthew Russell Vice President.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
    [Twitter] Welcome to a New Look ProBlogger
    more prominent social media promotion of our facebook and twitter accounts. PS: one question, some people have commented on Twitter that they want the ‘subscribe to comments’ feature switched back on. Those visiting ProBlogger today will notice that we’ve just released a new theme. It isn’t a complete overhaul in terms of look – but rather an evolution/refresh (much needed). Hopefully you’ll find ProBlogger a little easier to navigate and a little less cluttered. refreshed front page with new featured post layout.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
    [Twitter] What I Wish People Knew: Lindsay Bell
    You can find her on Twitter at @ belllindsay. That dryness, or wordplay, sometimes doesn’t resonate well via Twitter. Today’s is a guest post from Lindsay Bell, one of many responses to  this post. m delighted to share the more personal side of some of the folks you might know online and that I’ve enjoyed getting to know better. Lindsay is an ex television producer, lives in Toronto, and is currently community content manager, storyteller, editor and grammar freak at Radian6. What I Wish More People Knew About Me. Random thoughts, in no particular order. am a Maritimer. m loud.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
    [Twitter] Another tool we’ve all been waiting for: Timely
    It’s a scheduling tool for tweets, based on an analysis of your Twitter account activity. I’ve been testing Timely , developed by the great guys at Flowtown. It’s insanely easy – there’s a handy bookmarklet, and you can just click to send something you want to tweet to your Timely queue. READ THIS GREAT POST about why scheduling tweets is important – not only to get the most bang for your buck when you want to post something important, but also to limit the possibilities you might annoy your followers by posting too often. Want to see what I mean?
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
    [Twitter] Three Ways a Non-Blogger Created a Thriving Business With His Blog
    Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. This is a guest post by Tim Fong. Although Danny Iny is the prolific “Freddy Kreuger” of blogging, in my interview with him for SpikingStrengths.com , he revealed he didn’t consider himself a “blogger.” ” It’s surprising. He’s known for his Firepole Marketing blog which has attracted tens of thousands of loyal readers. Because of all the guest posts that he’s written, he became known as the “Freddy Kreuger” of blogging. Relator. Individuator. Maximizer. teacher.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Twitter] Find a Large Audience at the Corner of Keywords and Content
    You can follow him on Twitter  @FeldmanCreative. 'Heard this one before? If you create great content you will find a large audience.” It’s nonsense. Or at the very least, it’s idealistic. It’s like if you make great music you’ll become a rock star. The number of great bands that are painfully undiscovered is, well, painful. You need to create something great and be discovered. In my articles I tend to focus on the “create something great” half of the formula. Keywords, keywords, keywords. That’s one way to use keywords—cram ‘em into your article or page. But it’s not the best way.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
    [Twitter] Is a social media contest right for you?
    If you plan to use Twitter, a quick search of the network for your brand, keyword, or contest prize/tie-in will give you the amount of chatter. This post was mentioned on Twitter by JobShoots, Social Media Insider. Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading Is a social media contest right for you? Written on August 11, 2010 by Espo in social media In last week’s #PR20Chat, there was a great conversation about social media contests. With that said, social-driven contests are not a good fit for every company. Is there an audience? What are your goals?
  • WWW.MIZZINFORMATION.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
    [Twitter] The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach
    But who is ultimately the most passionate and qualified "influencer"for your industry--someone who knows nothing about it but has thousands of blog readers and followers on Twitter, or members who are not only passionate experts but may well have their own spheres of influence both on and offline? skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Tuesday, October 5, 2010 The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach Its not often that two of my favorite things to blog about happen to intersect but today youre in luck. Mom blogger drama has made its way to the association world. Score.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
    [Twitter] What People Care About (Not Social Media)
    Two bloggers (and several Twitter friends) felt that the general public needs to better understand social media, that because of networked effects social media supersedes traditional media , and that the relationship within social media makes it a dynamic party that people are not participating in enough. One of the more interesting threads from my “ End of the Social Media Adoption Road &# post was an opinion that adoption was not over. Until those things happen, the voices of dissent feel that social media has not been adopted. Just like they would a newspaper or TV programming.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Twitter] Q&A Sites And Competitive Intelligence | Small Business Mavericks
    How To Increase Your Twitter Followers » Q&A Sites And Competitive Intelligence I’ve discussed the value and virtues of Q&A sites before. About Us What’s a Maverick? But I haven’t discussed them in relation to using them for competitive research. They are actually quite valuable for that type of information gathering. If you go to a site like Quora, for instance, and type in a query using your competition’s brand name, then you are likely to find questions people have asked about how to use your competition’s products and services.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Twitter] What's An Internet Marketing Strategy Consist Of? | Small Business.
    Why Quora Is The New Twitter » What’s An Internet Marketing Strategy Consist Of? About Us What’s a Maverick? If you’re new to Internet marketing and you’re not sure what an IM package might consist of, relax. They’re all different. In fact, the first step to designing a good strategy for marketing your business online is to analyze your business and plan a strategy that is based on the needs of your market and your business. Strategic Internet marketing takes time. It doesn’t just fall into place. What works for one business may not work for another.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014
    [Twitter] Ways to Subscribe to SmallBizTracks, ConverStations and Whistle Stops
    There continues to be attempts to publish a social stream of all things we share on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc. Follow SmallBizTracks on Twitter or Facebook or on Google+. 'The new year has brought a few new changes to how customers and readers of SmallBizTracks , ConverStations , and Whistle Stops can receive their updates. You can still subscribe with a RSS feed, using an aggregator like Feedly. One of our first changes in 2014 was to change how we deliver the RSS feed. Subscribe to the daily RSS feed. Subscribe to Whistle Stops Weekly.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
    [Twitter] Use Social Media to Drive Off with Online Car Insurance
    Not only are more insurance providers taking to Facebook, Twitter and other social venues to promote their products, but shopping for car insurance online allows you the freedom of doing it from the comfort of your computer or other technological device. At a time in life when many consumers are trying to save money where and whenever possible, driving off with better rates on car insurance certainly seems appealing. According to Comscore’s 2011 Online Auto Insurance Report, 20 percent of all consumers presently buy their insurance online. Photo credit: carinsurance.org.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011
    [Twitter] Boston Bridge Fire – Explosion Engulfs Bridge [Video]
    This stresses the dilemma that Google faces since there are already hundreds of posts on Twitter and Facebook. (Video: Watch this video on the post page). Cambridge, MA: At approximately 11:47 am today a large fire broke out and engulfed portions of the Charlestown Bridge on the outskirts of Boston.  Flames reached as high as thirty feet.  As a result of the Charlestown Bridge Fire black acrid smoke billowed across other main Boston highways obscuring vision for drivers completely (see video). Video: Watch this video on the post page).
  • SOSHABLE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2009
    [Twitter] Facebook Fan Page Tips
    Twitter Integration. Blast. SocialMouths has put together an excellent list of 10 steps to make your Facebook fan page shine. would love to add, but they/he did an excellent job at wrapping it up. Here’s the list, but visit SocialMouths for the details: Insights (Your In-House Analytics). Vanity URL. Big Profile Pic (Banner Style). Invitations & Bulk Messages. Facebook Widgets On Your Blog. Blog Promotion. FBML Landing Page. Facebook Ads. Facebook Apps. Read more about Facebook on this Social Media Marketing Blog or learn how to take advantage of Automotive Social Media.
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Twitter] Firm Leaders: Are You Social?
    It takes seconds to hit the “Share” button when we see an update from a contact, hit RT (ReTweet) and add a few words when we see an important news item on Twitter, to use one of the Social sharing icons on a client’s blog post to share it with your online community, etc. I 'Hootsuite, the Social Media management tool, recently published a post by Shawn Neumann , President and Founder of the web agency Domain7 , and a contributor to the HootSource Blog. It was called The Social Executive: Are You A Social CEO? ” Automatic Otto. ” Engaged Edward. hear you.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [Twitter] Hey! What’s happened to Absolute PA?
    generated a huge 56% of web traffic and a quarter of new business wins in 2010 from Twitter alone! If you’ve arrived at this website looking for Absolute PA you’ll see that things have changed quite a bit around here! So I feel like I owe you an explanation. Short History. started Absolute PA, a virtual assistant service, in 2009 and built it from scratch in to a successful business, largely using social media and online marketing to raise my profile and find clients. You can read more about that in this press article. knew I had to make it an integral part of my business! The Present.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Twitter] How to Get Your Business on Google’s Map
    Check out  Lyoness  on Twitter. 'There are  many reasons  to set up a Google+ Page for your business. And if the majority of your business is driven by your location, then not having one is equivalent to business suicide. For many years, Google has been doing the hard work of mapping the globe for the benefit of its users. Its mapping capabilities are arguably the backbone of its wide array of services. Therefore, it is crucially important for a business to be represented most accurately on those maps. Believe it or not, Google needs your help to make sure that information is correct.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [Twitter] Remember Your First Times With Virgin’s New App
    Facts About Consumer Behaviour on Twitter [Study]. Tweet Today Virgin group of companies kicks off its social marathon –a global group wide celebration of the power of social media. This is the first time of all Virgin companies around the world have come together on one day to take part in a global social event. The Marathon last for 26 hours, where everyone shares their first times – first photo, first check-in, first page liked, first comment and first event. There is also a possibility to win prizes on finishing the Marathon. How can you be a part of the Marathon?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Twitter] Social Media ROI’s Missing Ingredient
    Knowing that information you can either take it one step further and determine what your true costs are per channel (you’ll need to track how much time you spend on Facebook vs. Twitter vs. Instagram vs. Pinterest), or you can use your $88.33 '(watch video to see my son artistically photo bomb me). Are you putting all of your emphasis in social media measurement on exactly the wrong thing? did a webinar recently with my friends from Expion about cross channel social media analytics. We know likes and comments and shares and all those things. ” ( click to tweet ). spent.
  • INBLURBS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Twitter] Easy Inbound Marketing Leads through LinkedIn
    Tweet this on Twitter! Amtower predicts that LinkedIn will increase their user base to more than 120 million in 2011. LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. As of 1 January 2011 LinkedIn had more than 90 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.LinkedIn is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Quantcast reports Linkedin has 21.4 million monthly unique U.S. visitors and 47.6 million globally.
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Twitter] 2012 Social Media Business Trends
    One of the best examples of Social Commerce is the mobile YP.com app which lets you share deals with family and friends via Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS. As the end of the year draws near, it’s time to start looking at social media trends for 2012. Businesses should get ready for seismic shifts on the digital landscape. Competition will intensify as the rules of marketing are further altered by social media, mobile web and all in real-time. For businesses that don’t start embracing social media, 2012 may mark the beginning of their declining growth and profit. for brands? for mobile?
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011
    [Twitter] When Clocks and Calendars Collide [Redux]
    Google+, Skype, Twitter, Facebook, Amplify, are the here and now. I originally published this post when Fall was setting in last year. It didn’t get a lot of attention then, but it remains one of my favorites. And since “clocks and calendars” will be colliding again as 2012 sets in, I’m reposting it with a few modifications for the time of year, to give you a sense of where I come from, and where a part of me will always be. Happy New Year in advance for tomorrow… and remember, celebrate safely! My body clock jogs me awake. The calendar turns to another day.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010
    [Twitter] 5 Tips for E-mail Marketing Deliverability
    Social Media Marketing Goals & Tools An Interactive YouTube Campaign By Tipp-Ex Subscribe to Blog Subscribe to Danish Newsletter TOPICS Best Practise Cases (46) Facebook (53) Linkedin (5) Marketing & Communication (104) Mindjumpers (32) Social Media (219) Social Network (128) Social Responsibility (43) Tech Development (51) Tips (25) TribeSourcing (15) Twitter (23) FLATTR MINDJUMPERS Mindjumpers © 2010 All Rights Reserved This is a concept that can be a part of spreading the word of your business, grow a targeted list and hereby accomplish business goals. Let us know!
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Twitter] Facebook Reveals New Changes On Platform | Mindjumpers
    Social Media Marketing Goals & Tools An Interactive YouTube Campaign By Tipp-Ex Subscribe to Blog Subscribe to Danish Newsletter TOPICS Best Practise Cases (46) Facebook (53) Linkedin (5) Marketing & Communication (104) Mindjumpers (32) Social Media (219) Social Network (128) Social Responsibility (43) Tech Development (51) Tips (25) TribeSourcing (15) Twitter (23) FLATTR MINDJUMPERS Mindjumpers © 2010 All Rights Reserved Until the release of the news, people have been waiting in excitement to hear what was going to be changed. Here, we will introduce each of them.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Twitter] Don’t be Like Cleveland – How to Succeed Even When Your Star Leaves
    We all know the type: the one that others call “that social media guy/girl” that was willing to take risks, challenge the status quo, and sometimes drag their organization kicking and screaming into having a Facebook Page, engaging with customers on Twitter or helping their research department to use a wiki to share knowledge. Don't be like Cleveland.prepare for when your star leaves. Without their superstar, the Cavs finish the next season with one of the worst records in the league, something my home state of Ohio was very unhappy about! Would you turn into Cleveland? site, Hello.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Twitter] 11 Elements of a Winning Content Strategy
    Promoting articles on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, etc. 'The traditional methods of marketing like radio, TV, billboards and print media require huge monetary investment. These try to seek people’s attention by interrupting them as they are busy in their tasks like watching their favorite programs on TV, reading news in a newspaper or going out for work. Due to this very reason, people are not responsive to advertisements presented in the traditional media. This has forced them to look for such mediums which require considerably less investment and are more rewarding.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
    [Twitter] Is a Social Crash Coming
    New days: I post something on Facebook or Twitter. If I talk to 100 people on twitter for 6 minutes each, that’s 10 hours. 100 small Twitter conversations. That’s not the 146,000 Twitter followers, the 58,000 RSS subscribers, the 11,000 LinkedIn connections, the 4550 Facebook friends, that I have right now. Social networks push human interaction to the utmost limits. In a comment I left at Julien Smith’s blog , I talked about how time and friendship are being distorted by the Internet. want to elaborate on the ideas, and also talk about the math.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Twitter] Some calming inspiration…
    Rather than feeling like the information overload of RSS and Twitter, the chatter of Facebook, or the audio-visual hullabaloo of Youtube, it’s just 9 simple images. Things have been busier than ever over the past few weeks, which makes me hugely thankful as someone who is mainly freelancing. And as a result, I’ve been reminding myself of various ways to keep inspired and avoid getting stressed. Besides reading, videogames, and actually getting outside with my family, there are still some things which work whilst staying in front of a PC screen. No more, no less.
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