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5 Tips: How Brands Can Use Foursquare to Grow


Tweet More and more people are using Foursquare to check in and share their location. If you wish to use foursquare as a marketing channel for your brand, here is a list of things you can do when starting on Foursquare: 1. Claim you place on foursquare. Grow your business with foursquare “Specials!” Read more about Foursquare for business.

3400% Foursquare Growth Not Notable

Ari Herzog

It’s all and well that Foursquare membership grew 3400% in 2010 but if people aren’t using the location-based service at venues where thousands of people converge, how notable is that statistic? If you can read this sentence, add a comment below if you are one of the 6 million Foursquare users who actively uses the service to check-in to locations. Media Foursquare

Foursquare Has Hit The 10 Mill Mark [infographic]


Tweet Foursquare has just announced on their blog that they have reached 10 million users, thus being the first location-based social network to do so. For Foursquare, it’s a major milestone to have 10 million users. To celebrate this milestone, Foursquare has created an animated infographic that shows a world map with the spread of users. The Hardcore Facts In An Infographic.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. Expand Your Social Media Mix: Twitter Alone is Not Enough by Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang. ** 5 STARS. 2011 Trends: Make Your Corporate Site A Social Media Hub by Business 2 Community. What should I monitor for? What to do?

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. New Edition of the Ranking Factors for 2011 is Now Live !: Also, the more Twitter followers you have, the better you will fare as well in leads.

SXSW 2011: Strong on Networking; Less on Content

Dave Fleet

Twitter got its big break-through at SXSW in 2007. Foursquare arguably did so a couple of years later. I just arrived home from South by Southwest Interactive after six days down in Austin, Texas. Networking Mecca. Tips: Don’t just hang out with people you already know. If you spend the whole time with people you could meet any day of the week normally, you’re missing out.

Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth

A hands on, practical computer class on Google Plus ( half day ) and some short 2 hour howto sessions ( demonstration ) on Pinterest Foursquare and Facebook Timeline for Business. Google Plus reached 49 million members (Dec 2011) in only a few months! Google Plus reached 49 million members (Dec 2011) in only a few months! Foursquare Social Media Marketing Workshop.

Guess Who is Back on Foursquare

Ari Herzog

Citing privacy concerns and not wanting strangers to know where I was every moment I checked in to a location, I deleted my Foursquare account 14 months ago. Forrester Research recently surveyed 37,000 mobile users and in its report issued this month, a mere 2% of those users had Foursquare accounts. Time will tell to what degree I will use Foursquare and, while I remain concerned about privacy ramifications when people know where you are, I wanted to share with you that I recreated my account. Foursquare may not be mainstream but its users are having a fun time with it.

Mix of Social Media Trends 2011

Digital Influence Mapping Project Home About John Speaking & Events Papers Contact Archives Links Useful Tools December 28, 2010 My Mix of Social Media Trends 2011 It's trendy to write a "trends" post at the end of the year. 2011 will be a big year for brands who have gotten serious in social media. " What will this "benefit pool" wrestle with in 2011?

Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts

SocMed Sean

I recently participate in an Twitter chat where the conversation turned to whether or not it’s a good idea to automate social media activities. The conversation primarily revolved around whether the “always on” nature of sites like Twitter require that you tweet 24 hours a day, since your followers aren’t necessarily in the same time zone. Cheers! Digg this!

How to Spice up Your Social Media Strategy in 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg — Use Foursquare specials for repeat visitors. For example, you might have launched a Twitter account hoping it would drive tons of customers to your e-commerce site quickly. When we hear the phrase “social media&# we tend to think of the Web and sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Digg. This is a guest post by Jennifer Mattern. Get Real. You do.

10 Tools for Measuring Your Social Media Influence


How many of my Twitter followers are clicking my links and retweeting my content? Using data from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Foursquare, Klout measures how many people you influence (true reach), how much you influence them (amplification), and how influential they are (network score), and assigns a score from 1 to 100. What are they saying about my brand? PostRank.

39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Chris Tompkins supplies 10 methods to help “promote your social media profiles OUTSIDE of logging in to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter,” such as adding your social media profiles to company email signatures, business cards, advertising and all marketing collateral. How to Twitter and LinkedIn Boot Camp) in this intriguing collection of infographics. Search and Social.

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Where Should You Post Your Status? [Infographic]


Facebook Google+ Linkedin Social Media Twitter Foursquare Google Infographic Social networksTweet You may have already seen this during the last week as it has been shared a lot in social media, and especially Facebook, during the last week or so. And here it is again. The reason why it has been spread a lot is probably because its witty angle to social media. Study].

How to Get Your Profile and Data Completely Disconnected from Klout


November, 1 2011: As of today you can request complete opt-out of your Klout account! 2011: BE AWARE that scores of so called "disabled" profiles on can still be visible with Klout browser extensions on, and in 3rd party applications such us MarketMeSuite and HootSuite. FOURSQUARE. LATES UPDATE. October, 31. Klouts disabling is deceptive. FACEBOOK.

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“Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook

Home Buy Art Here Stormhoek Winer(y) Hughs Book Daily Cartoon Email About Contact/Connect Home Hugh MacLeod Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards August 19, 2011 (3 days ago) “Reclaim Blogging&# : Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook. Earlier today I told everybody on Twitter and Facebook, that I’m leaving Twitter and Facebook. Twitter.

How Chicago Cabbie Grows Business Using Social Media

Spin Sucks

Or “My customer isn’t on Twitter.”. Twitter: Customers can @ or DM him for an immediate pickup or to schedule. Foursquare: Follow him on Foursquare to see where he is, he even provides restaurant and movie reviews during his off-time. He said he’s seen a 15 to 20 percent increase in revenue since he started in January 2011. He happily accepts credit cards.

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What Twitter could learn from Facebook Deals

Direct Marketing Observations

I know that the comparisons between Facebook and Twitter are not justified. Facebook is really about developing deeper relationships with friends and family whereas Twitter is more about sharing and consuming information with people in a quick and easy fashion. But in 2012 you cannot mention social media without a reference to 1) Facebook and 2) Twitter.

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Free social media strategy ebook

Gemma Went

Blogging Facebook Foursquare Linked In Social Media Social Media Strategy Series Twitter free ebook social media strategyAs regular readers know, at the end of last year I ran a series on this blog on how to develop and deliver a social media strategy. This has now been gathered together into an easy to read ebook which covers each stage of the process, from getting buy-in at the start to ongoing management, [.].

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How JotForm Helps You Create Web Forms and How You Can Help Me Test Its Effectiveness

Ari Herzog

Connect: Twitter | Facebook | Email | 978.558.0008. Related articles you may enjoy: Foursquare, Plancast, and Tungle: 3 Applications to Share Your Activities. By clicking to JotForm’s website , you are presented with a what-you-see-is-what-you-get form creator. Create a free account, fill in what you want the form to include, and voila! It’s a cinch to create. JotForm.

Top Ten Reasons You Know You’re a Social Media Expert [Humor]

PWB Marketing Blog

So we thought we’d compile the top ten reasons you know you’re a social media expert: You have more than 6 social profiles – Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Flickr, FourSquare. You’ve checked-in to a business via Foursquare, Facebook, and Google+. B2B Social Media Facebook Media TwitterHow do you know if you’re a social media expert? Unlike Google AdWords, there isn’t any certification for social media. There’s not a test to take that’ll tell you how good you are. There’s a low barrier to entry. Create a free account and voila!, You have a blog.

The Social Media Fatigue Myth

Twist Image

This was just before Twitter broke big. " Foursquare and Twitter broke the fatigue because it brought Social Media to the palm of your hand. They're trying to figure out what's good for Twitter, then Facebook and how it all differs from Google +. foursquare. twitter. advertising blog broadcasting content facebook foursquare googleplus innovation marketer marketing mobileconnectivity networkedcommunications newspaper onlinesocialnetworking podcast publishing socialmedia socialmediafatigue twitter youtubeahh, the choices. broadcasting.

Foursquare Review: Why You Should Check In

Bill Hartzer

Well, that’s the basic premise behind Foursquare. Foursquare is a social networking website that works off the location of its users. Keeping up with the whereabouts of your friends has never been easier than with Foursquare. After logging into a Foursquare account, people can check-in at different venues either from a computer, laptop, or mobile device. Digg this!

Getting The Social Customer To Buy

Twist Image

They're looking for customers to follow them on Twitter , but don't actually push beyond their own tweetstream to build affinity and loyalty. She posts some options up on Facebook and asks her friends on Twitter to check it out and help her decide. They're responding to text messages, they're being alerted to Facebook and Twitter updates, they're laughing at posts and - maybe - they're even checking in with Foursquare to see who else is around. They realize that the brand is on Twitter so they ask the brand directly.and so the story goes. foursquare.

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6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway

Webbiquity SMM

Certain aspects of social media (such as the ease of building a large following on Twitter—if you’re not picky about things like quality or relevance) are like helium for those with already overinflated egos. because there are more blog comments to respond to, more Twitter followers to check out, etc.). Image credit: Spin Sucks. 6 Reasons Social Media Sucks. No question.

Why Facebook and Twitter are Old News

Ari Herzog

You are never asked to like the company on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Are Facebook and Twitter less important in 2011 as they were in 2009? If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Why Facebook and Twitter are Old News in your browser. Related articles you may enjoy: Did Twitter Kill Blellow? Syndicating FourSquare to Twitter.

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Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Forward-looking marketers need to educate themselves about a far more meaningful and effective way of bringing audiences to media destinations—social media optimization (SMO),” Ben Elowitz makes some excellent points (content is again becoming more important than technology) and provides some helpful guidance for driving more traffic through sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Twitter. Growing Your Business: 5 Tips from the Founder of Foursquare (Mashable): Dennis Crowley knows his stuff, and he’s given some good and creative tips to build visibility to his business. Twitter. Enjoy!

Five Tools to Prep You for 2012

Spin Sucks

You can then set it to upload to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, email, Foursquare, Posterous, or Tumblr. Want people to fan your Facebook page, follow you on Twitter, subscribe to you YouTube channel, follow your Pinterest, follow you on Tumblr, circle you on Google+, or visit your website or your blog? What are you doing to take advantage of it? Pinterest. Google+. A lot.

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What If a Country Tweeted

Ari Herzog

Tweet It is common for organizations of every size, shape, and industry to create and use Twitter accounts for customer service, human resources, and business development. What if, or as an alternative to, every hashtag for a physical place there was an official Twitter account manned by that government’s representative? Contact Ari: Twitter | Email | 978.558.0008.

How a Single Professional Female Practices Safe Social Media

Spin Sucks

I’m the one who “posts a lot on Facebook,” “does the Twitter thing,” and checks-in everywhere I go. Foursquare or Google Places. How a Single Professional Female Practices Safe Social Media originally appeared on Spin Sucks on July 26, 2011. We are happy to introduce our very own Crister DelaCruz in today’s guest post. Is it a real concern? Online dating. Facebook.

Why Your B2B Social Media is Failing (And What to Do About It)

PWB Marketing Blog

Foursquare is popular, but if your customers aren’t checking in to various locations, then it’s a waste of time for you to be on Foursquare. Remember, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are tools, not a social media strategy. On Twitter, check out AW Systems , a material handling systems integrator. B2B Social Media Blogging Facebook Industrial Media Twitter

Best Practices of Cross-Platform Social Media Marketing [presentation]


These cases and tips are referring to respectively Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare etc, so there’s some good variation to go through dependent on what your business has chosen to concentrate on. Tweet Once again, I was searching through the website SlideShare , which contains tons of great presentations – and of course also on social media.

10+ Ways To Use B2B Social Media In Your Business

PWB Marketing Blog

Have branded wall paper for your Twitter profile. Have feeds from Facebook and Twitter, an RSS feed from your blog, current YouTube videos, a Google News RSS feed for your company news and press releases, etc. If you’re hosting a conference or event, provide a Twitter hashtag so attendees can tweet about the event. Eleven Different Ways to Integrate B2B Social Media.

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Memolane – A Social Media Trip Down Memory Lane


At Memolane, it is possible to create a timeline with all your information from Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare, YouTube and other platforms you’re present on, so you can go through old photos, tweets, check-ins, updates etc. – Make your Memolane public so you can easily share your online memories from Twitter, Facebook and blogs. Try it out! Sign up : [link].

Social Media Success In Five Steps

Spin Sucks

Now you also have to be responsible for Twitter and Facebook and YouTube and Yelp and Flickr and Quora and blogging and Foursquare. If they’re on Twitter, you should be on Twitter. For instance, ours shows us that 21 percent of our customers use Twitter. Which means it makes total sense for us to have a presence on Twitter. Hell has frozen over!

Why I’m kinda over Yelp: Foursquare and Twitter are my recommendation engines of choice

Jeff Esposito

While there’s still a place for Yelp in my heart, I’ve found lately that I much prefer using Twitter and Foursquare to find new places and things to do here in Boston. Foursquare, on the other hand, offers a ton of relevant information, and the best part is that the recommendations I find there are mostly fueled by my friends–people I actually know, like, and whose opinions I respect. Twitter is also a great recommendation engine, though not necessarily what it was designed for. You can find her on Twitter @emichaud or blogging over at social-logical.

HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Sorry, This is Not the End of the PC Era [OPINION] 30 How Are People Using Twitter? This has been exacerbated by the decline of Foursquare ’s badging system. Have an account?

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Social Media Success is About the Wizard, Not the Wand

Convince & Convert

His example was his local watering hole, where he figures by the time he’s checked in 10 times, the offer they make on Foursquare should encourage his evangelism, not just offer a discount on an item he doesn’t order. Because they are trying to run their core business, not maximize the value of Foursquare. Twitter’s, or the companies that use it that way?

Six Verbs You Need to Understand for the New Web

Spin Sucks

It’s not like they’re more popular words such as, say, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Quora, Foursquare, RSS, blogs, oh my! Everything that can be shared, will be shared and Kelly thinks we’re at the very infant stages of this movement as demonstrated by Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare (ah ha! Come again? But therein lies the magic. Allow me to explain.