The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.

Social media for start-ups: Connect, converse and grow!

Mindjumpers

They want to converse, collaborate, engage and finally shape the idea. Every time you will find new markets, new conversion rates and so on. Start engaging users and converse to get better conversion rates!!!

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The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Cheryl and I thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on this special social media project—and so the process began for creating the 2011 #Nifty50 List of Top Twitter Women. Watch next month (close to Father’s Day) for the Nifty 50 Men of Twitter for 2011.

Eleven Digital Trends to Watch In 2011

SocialFish

Eleven Digital Trends to Watch in 2011. Location, Location, Facebook – If 2010 belonged to solely Foursquare, it’s likely that Facebook will rain on their parade in 2011. We’ll all need to figure out better ways to deal with this problem in 2011.

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12 things I thought I knew About Social Media in 2011

Direct Marketing Observations

As 2011 winds down, it’s time for me to reflect on the state of my social media world in 2011. Things that I thought I knew about social media in 2011: 1) That I knew what I was talking about. 5) Corporations were ready to be transparent in 2011. 8) That FB would get to 1billion users in 2011. 10) That 2011 would be the year that corporations would be ready to adopt social media both internally and externally.

Content & Conversations: The MBJ Rule

Firebelly

It’s even easier to take part in conversations – comment, like, RT, MT, and share. Don’t create content or take part in conversations if you can’t… 1. It’s easy to make content (for 2-5% of most audiences).

What Is Conversational Marketing?

Small Business Mavericks

Conversational marketing” is a term that has been around for about as long as the Internet. The idea is based on the concept that markets are conversations. The “markets are conversations” concept was discussed in a book published in 1999, “The Cluetrain Manifesto.” ” According to its authors, markets have always been conversations, except for that period in the 20th century dominated by mass media.

Using Content, Conversation, Value And Trust To Build Community

Firebelly

I will not include a variety of salient factors including anthropological research, the cultural awareness, micro-context, the value of displaced members, community pillars, conversation psychology, persuasion factors – to name a few.

The 13 Components Of Stimulating Conversation

Firebelly

Conversations opens doors online and in social spaces. I prefer a more direct contact sport – conversation. Conversations can come in different shapes, sizes and varietals. Not every conversation is like an award-winning wine. Value should be a part of the conversation.

SXSW 2011: Strong on Networking; Less on Content

Dave Fleet

Given that my voice has pretty much deserted me after numerous days trying to have conversations in overly noisy places, I thought I’d get some of my thoughts on the conference down on “paper&# for you.

The 10 Key Mobile Trends for 2011

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by J-P De Clerck , who is an experienced content, conversion and social media consultant. Juniper Research has released its top ten wireless predictions for 2011, let’s step through and take a look at where they think mobile is going in the coming year.

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The Biggest Trend in 2011? Our Continued Laziness.

Direct Marketing Observations

Awhile back, Alex Iskold wrote about a conversation he had with a friend about his son, he mentioned that his son accesses the web through YouTube. Why do you think YouTube is the #2 search engine in thw world? Did you know that it was?

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Should you let social media conversations direct your business?

Dave Fleet

Here’s a question for you: Should you let conversations in social media direct your business? What if we ask the question a couple of other ways: Should you always let conversations in social media direct your business? Tweet.

Search Engine Strategies 2011 Wrap Up

Jason Yormark

Related posts: Attending & Speaking At Search Engine Strategies 2011. Controlling The Conversation: Strategies To Get People Talking About What You Want. Well my first official speaking gig wrapped last week at Search Engine Strategies , and I had a blast. Definitely had some nerves up to and during my session titled “ Social Media Solutions On A Budget ”, but overall, I think it was a success.

Story And Conversation: Pin It To Build A Brand

Firebelly

As Duncan says, “it’s a great way to tell stories , generate conversation, and build community.” Cabot Cheese's board for appetizers brings appetizers made with their cheeses to life.

5 Reasons Why Conversations Matter to Your Brand

Firebelly

More specifically, brands struggle to put the human side first, have a hard time with two-way conversations, can’t get to the point of enabling conversations between others and rarely enable advocacy. You can accomplish a lot with conversation.

What is Conversion Rate Optimization?

Idaconcpts

This transition is known as a “conversion.&# Every conversion can be tallied and measured against the total number of visitors. The number of customers divided by the number of visitors yields a percentage that is called the conversion rate.

Need blogging inspiration to start off 2011 with a bang?

SocialFish

The more you read, the more you will come across conversations and debates that are interesting enough for you to post your own take on them or point to them for your readers. WordPress is offering free daily post or weekly post inspiration.

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What Should Be The Outcome of Brand Conversations in Social?

Direct Marketing Observations

Do big brands actually have conversations with the people/customers/prospects that friend, follow and fan them? Do consumers really want the following conversations? Is the above simulated conversation the basis for a relationship? Leads, conversions and sales right? branding Facebook brands conversations social mediaBefore we answer that, let’s talk about the dynamics of what we the consumer “feel” if a brand does talk to us. Happiness?

5 Facebook Conversation Generation Tips You Need To Know

Firebelly

If your community is 70% 25-44, then the bulk of your conversation starters should be geared towards this demo. They may account for a smaller part of your community, but gearing 10% of your conversation starters towards them will give you good results.

What Types Of Conversations Lead You Towards Trust?

Firebelly

What types of conversations lead you towards trust? Conversations that relate to my beliefs, my professional goals, my interest and my personal life lead me to trust others and engage with them.”. Various types of conversation that lead to trust.

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Sure I love the conversation but…

Direct Marketing Observations

But what made all of those discussions and conversations cool was that we were connecting. To have conversations or make money? I used to be a social media purist but I’ve evolved. Well we have evolved.

Email Marketing: Conversion or Conversation?

Social Email Marketing

Some will say that the whole idea of a conversation just muddies the waters of marketing and we should be focused on the conversion. Certainly, if marketing doesn’t result in conversions than what are we being paid for? However, as any top salesperson will tell you, a good conversation is often the. Conversion Email marketing Just my two cents conversation conversion email marketing social marketing social media

Why Joe won’t renew with ASAE in 2011

SocialFish

Joe Flowers of the National Association of Dental Plans has a MUST READ post up: Why I won’t renew with ASAE in 2011. I was going to excerpt from some of the many comments – both pro- and con- association membership – but I think it’s worth reading the whole conversation.

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Conversion Optimization School is in Session

Convince & Convert

Ultimately, almost every website is about conversion rates. That blog design that you slaved over should eventually drive conversion rates where your prospects read, download, call or otherwise behave in a way that is beneficial to your company.

Importance of Brand Voice in Online Conversations & Communities

Firebelly

When it comes to brands leading and participating in conversations in social spaces, a clearly defined voice can be an important differentiator. Recently, I participated in a panel on social media at a conference for non-profits.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, 2011 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Kikolani

3 Steps To Boost Conversion From Social Media Profiles – 3 super-simple methods to boost conversion from social media profiles.

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Shaping My World In 2011: Tackling The Triangle

Waxing UnLyrical

While I’m not calling them my un-resolutions, here’s what I will try to do more – or less – of in 2011. In 2011, I will try to make wellness a part of my everyday life. My 2011 plans are much the same as yours, as you saw on my resolutions post.

8 Simple Tweaks to Boost Website Conversions

Convince & Convert

Since I discovered the sheer power of releasing premium content on opt-in landing pages in 2011, we’ve released over 40 marketing templates, e-books, and cheat sheets. Conversion rate. Most days, our conversion rate is over 10% which is a lot higher than the reported average of 1.66%.

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011. Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way.

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Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. Is a Blog Still Important in 2011?

Blog World LA 2011 Recap – Session Notes and Experiences from #BWELA

Kikolani

We walked back to the Sheraton, grabbed a quick slice of pizza, had some great conversation, hung out at the hotel bar, and then headed to the closing party at The Belasco. Why I Am Attending Blog World Expo 2011 Plus a 20% Off Discount Code.

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3 new social media resolutions for 2012 and a couple from 2011 that still need attention.

Akamai Marketing

That said, I am glad I wrote my resolutions for 2011 as it gave me focus. Here’s my 2011 scorecard: ? This is a totally loaded gun, but I’m going to say it: I want more conversation. I’ll be making a better effort to converse with people and do more outreach.

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8 Observations from Internet Week New York 2011

Mindjumpers

Last week, I visited the Internet Week 2011 in New York. Vyou.com , is a very interesting new social network, leveraging conversations between friends through video. Last week, I visited the Internet Week 2011 in New York. Tweet.

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Maximizing Conversion Rates through Targeting

Bill Hartzer

Conversion rate optimization is both and art and a science. Usability is a key element to conversion rate optimization. Outside of secondary factors, such as price, at this stage how can your business continue to grow the conversion rate metric?

What should business be doing with the new conversation websites?

Akamai Marketing

Tactics Trends small business social media content conversation influencers opinion technologyAs if Twitter and Facebook don’t have businesses and users scrambling to keep up, a new type of site is cropping up that engages audiences through Question and Answer format.

May 2011: Social Media Course

Laurel Papworth

We pull dynamic feeds of conversations on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and others social media sites all into one web page for easier monitoring.

5 Search and Social Trends for 2011

Convince & Convert

We settled on 5 trends that we think will be especially important in 2011 (read or print yourself via Scribd, or see below for short summary). Trends to Watch in 2011. Conversion and Measurement Tools Will Force Social Media to Evolve. Recently, I participated in a Webinar with my friend and client Chris Baggott of Compendium. We talked about the convergence of search and social media, and how content marketing is bridging both areas.

2011 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

2011 was a great year for my blog and I appreciate everyone who stopped by to check it out. The biggest category of content that attracted visitors to SocMedSean.com in 2011 was definitely my social media comic strips.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to these questions and many more here in more than 30 of the best articles and blog posts on Facebook marketing of 2011. How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition by techipedia.

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Link Love Monthly: Best of January 2011

SocialFish

How to easily view a Twitter conversation on a single page – Lifehacks. Deconstructing Your Social Business Plan For 2011 – David Armano. The 10 Reasons Integration Is Crucial In 2011 – Gini Dietrich.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

These Two Twitter Clients Are The Best Conversation Agents for Digital Marketers by iMedia Connection. However, marketers do have a preference when choosing their conversation agent,” Courtney Wiley reviews her two favorite Twitter clients.

6 Ways to Increase Conversions on Your Website

Bill Hartzer

It’s time to increase your conversion rate. Naturally, the first question we must ask ourselves is what conversion rate is. Simply put, conversion rate is a measure of the number of potential customers that go on to buy.