20 Social Media Blogs You Should Read in 2012

Pamorama

Here’s a list (in alphabetical order) of some great social media blogs to read in 2012. He blogs about building strong brands through passion, innovation, creativity, and common sense. He blogs about social media marketing and customer-engagement topics.

Social Media Takes Gold at the London 2012 Olympics

Puzzle Marketer

For the London 2012 Olympics, the organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recognized that people want to receive their event news in different ways. For the London 2012 Olympics, the IOC created a website to become the hub of all digital media. They dub the infographic “ECONOLYMPICS” Content Marketing Online Advertising Social Media 2012 followers infographic olympics social media tweet twitter

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79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Note: a slightly shorter version of this compilation was recently published as a guest post on Jeff Bullas’ blog. Find the answers to those questions and many, many more in this collection of 72 fascinating social media marketing facts and stats for 2012. Blogging.

Social Networking Stats: Twitter & Politics In 2012, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Tumblr: 84 million blogs. Twitter & Politics: A 2012 Recap. On Tuesday, Twitter released a recap of the past year – 2012: Year on Twitter. Do you think Twitter played a significant role in US politics in 2012?

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 41 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women of technology on Twitter for 2012. ” She was named B2B Magazine’s 2012 Digital Marketer of Year. Liz also writes the Lead With Intuition blog.

Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign

Waxing UnLyrical

One of the most fun projects I’ve worked on recently was Oxfam America’s (OA) International Women’s Day (IWD) 2012 campaign. write their own blog post to promote IWD 2012. And in 2011, there were seven blog posts on the campaign that had been tracked.

2012 AllFacebook Marketing Conference: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

The Firebelly crew is back in the office today after spending last week in San Francisco for the AllFacebook Marketing Conference. Here are 5 must-reads by AllFacebook’s Justin Lafferty that came out of the conference sessions.

The Biggest Social Media Mistakes & Disasters of 2012

Firebelly

Learn about some of the biggest ones brands made in 2012 (as well as lessons learned) in these must-reads. 11 Biggest Social Media Disasters of 2012. Lessons Learned: The Top 10 Twitter Mistakes of 2012. Lessons from 2012’s Social Media Disasters.

How To Start A Blog In 2012

Twist Image

Starting a Blog is easy. Starting a Blog in 2012 is a little bit more complex. There's a Blog about anything and everything out there, right now. It's hard for someone considering a Blog to come up with a new and/or different angle. The topic can be as obscure as your brain can fathom, and odds are that a Blog covering that exact topic already exists. Pushing that further, it's somewhat hard to even define what, exactly, a Blog is in this day and age.

4 Low Cost Online Marketing Strategies For 2012

Small Business Mavericks

You are not competing with just your business competitors – you are also competing with those looking to make a quick buck through Adsense or affiliate marketing sites, and mom and dad blogs that often attract good search placements and social media attention. If you can find mom and dad blogs that have a lot of regular commentators, and who also participate regularly through social media, tap into them. Blogblogs have had their positives and negatives over the years.

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20 Awesome Facts About LinkedIn – 2012 Edition

Shift Digital

One of my most popular blog posts over at Social Media for Law Firms is 20 Awesome Facts About Twitter – 2012 Edition so I decided to pen another similar post focused on the social media platform for business, LinkedIn. 20 Awesome Facts About LinkedIn – 2012 Edition.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Is blogging coming back or trailing off? Social networks and blogs In the U.S Social media and blogs reach 80% of all U.S. Just 23% of Fortune 500 companies maintain an active blog, vs. 37% of Inc. Digital Buzz Blog ). Digital Buzz Blog ). Blogging Stats.

Realtime Olympics: 60% of London 2012 Visits Came Via Mobile; Facebook Was 2nd Highest Traffic Source

The Realtime Report

A new compilation of stats from the 2012 Olympic Games reveals that 60% of visits to the official London 2012 Games website and apps came from mobile devices. London 2012 on Facebook, Twitter and Beyond. The 2012 Games had 48 different Twitter accounts, with a total of 1.9

Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!

SocMed Sean

What to do…It’s 2012 and you’ve been blogging for almost a year now with no success. Maybe it's time to give up and pull the plug on that blog. The Web is littered with the casualties of failed blogs. Do you know who you want to attract to your blog?

Top 12 Blog Posts Of 2012

Firebelly

Here are the 12 most-read posts on our blog in 2012. Blog Blogging Content Marketing Social MediaPinterest, Instagram and memes were popular topics. Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting last year! We’re looking forward to more in 2013.

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24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Krista LaRiviere of web presence optimization software vendor gShift Labs offers six reasons for brands to embrace Google+, among them fresh content (“Google+ is just one more place to publish your press releases, blogs, testimonials, case studies and news.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those questions and many more here in almost three dozen of the best social media tips, how-to guides, lists and reports of 2012 so far. Set Up Your YouTube Channel for SEO Success by The YouMoz Blog.

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Study: The Global Social Media Check-Up 2012

Mindjumpers

The Global Social Media Check-Up 2012 specifically looks into how these companies use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest. In this blog post I put focus the findings related to Twitter and Facebook.

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23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those questions and many more here in almost two dozen of the best social media guides, tips, tools, insights and rants of 2012. ” Beyond the Basics: 30 Fresh Social Media Tips for 2012 by KISSmetrics. 6 Expert Tips for Measuring Social Media ROI by OMI Blog.

Ottawa’s Twitter top 20 for 2012

Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne’s Ottawa Twitter top 20 lists used to feature on this blog monthly. Ottawa's top tweeters for 2012. But they were very time consumer to compile and the grading tools used kept changing algorithms and or other aspects of their service making the lists difficult to standardize. This list was compiled using Twitter Grader. All the profiles included are actually real people, not brands or companies.

2012 Social Media Predictions: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 must-reads related to 2012 social media predictions that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Social Media Predictions For 2012. Once we accept that “social” does not equal “transactional” we’ll all be a lot more adept at using it in 2012.

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Three Most Important Content Marketing Lessons of 2012

Firebelly

Blog Blogging Content Marketing Writing content marketingThis year has been one of major upheaval after another for content marketers.

The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.

SocMed Sean

I’ve been blogging for about 5 years now and as I look back over those years, I’m amazed at how much I have learned. When I first started blogging, I was so worried about driving readership, getting listed in the search engines, becoming popular, being liked.

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My Blog Monetization Results

Jason Yormark

About a month ago I decided I wanted to test out ads on my blog to see what kind of return I would get by devoting some right sidebar space for a medium sized ad. I was a bit leery about the idea, but figured it was worth a shot seeing as my blog traffic had reached a point where I thought the return could be worth it. Blogging

Social Media Course – $176 – 13 June 2012 Sydney with @InforumGroup

Laurel Papworth

Workshop training on social media strategy and campaigns – I’m teaching (doing a practical session, showing how to set up Facebook, Twitter, blog etc) an afternoon course with Inforum Group. Social Media Training June 2012. Wednesday 13 June 2012, 2pm-6pm.

My Blog Monetization Experiment

Jason Yormark

Have I succumbed to the temptation of ads on my blog?!?! Let’s be honest, monetizing blogs is no new secret. In fact most blogs do this very thing through display ads, affiliate links, or sponsored posts. I received an email from the IZEA network (affiliate link) notifying me that my blog qualified for their display ad program. BloggingThat’s an ad over there on the right. Well, at least for a bit the way I see it.

The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Verne Kopytoff wrote a sensationalist headline in the New York Times in February 2011 entitled, “ Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.” The Importance of Guest Blogging.

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How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing

blog.eladgil.com

Elad Blog. Wednesday, January 4, 2012. How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing. The most interesting wave hitting the social web in 2012 is social curation. 1999-2004 Blogging Platforms. January 10, 2012 6:40 PM.

6 Guest Blogging Emails That Suck

Ari Herzog

The top navigational bar of this blog makes it very clear that guest blog posts are accepted. Here are 6 real examples of emails that suck: The 6th reason your email sucks: You never researched nor read my blog.

2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

It’s that time again, time to bring all of my 2012 social media comic strips, cartoons and humorous graphics into one single post. Sean Links to my 2012 Social Media Comics Social Media Comic – Why Don’t Our Customers Like Our Facebook Page?

Social Networking Stats: 42% of Those With Foursquare App Are Active Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Tumblr: 83 million blogs. million users in July 2012 (on Android/iPhone), up from from 5-6 million per month from March through June. Nielsen’s “Social Media Report 2012″ report revealed that 42% of the 25 million people who have downloaded the Foursquare app are using it at least once per month. Social Media Statistics Dennis Crowley Foursquare Nielsen Social Media Report 2012 social networking statistics

How To Podcast - 2012 Edition

Twist Image

My team at Twist Image created the custom audio player on the blog and I use the blog platform to post the show. Once the show is done, I write up the blog posting in Windows Live Writer and hit the publish button on my blogging software. blog platform. blogging software. There's a renewed interest in podcasting. Maybe a growing interest (depending on who you ask).

How Brands Used Twitter in 2012

Mindjumpers

The latest data points out that the micro blogging service now has 200 million active users. Brandwatch’s recent report “Brands on Twitter 2012” goes deeper into the subject, analyzing 258 global brands’ Twitter activity for 2012 with comparison to 2011.

Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

Just a heads-up…your blog may need some Spring cleaning, too. So in preparation for my blog Spring cleaning, I thought I’d put together a checklist of things that I want to do that would positively impact my SEO and I figured I’d share it in hopes that might help you out.

How Nike Stole Social Media Gold From Olympic Sponsor Adidas

The Realtime Report

Which brands were the real winners in 2012′s “Social Olympics”? According to the L2 blog , “the consensus is that Nike’s approach delivered a significantly greater social impact than Adidas’.”

Blogging Upstream

Waxing UnLyrical

Tootzypop , the lifestyle blog I founded for savvy women over 40 , is no exception. In women’s online media, the formula is one part fashion and beauty, one part yoga and fitness, one part recipe swap, a ginormous dose of mommy blogging; mix and cover with a thick frosting of e-shopping.

ORGCon 2012: My experience and thoughts

The Way of the Web

ORGCon 2012 – was it a good event? Although it was a bit of a long day – getting up not long after 6am, and getting back at almost 9pm after delays due to inebriated rail passengers, it’s definitely given me a lot of things to think about, work on and blog about.

2012 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers

Kikolani

Without further ado, here are some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for bloggers and online marketers for 2012. Spend your holidays learning more about blogging! Get a shiny new look or additional functionality for your blog or other WordPress site! Blogging

The State of Social Media Marketing 2012 [DATA]

SocialFish

This great summary by Danny Brown was first posted on his blog here. ———– Social marketing software company Awareness has just released the second part of its bi-annual State of Social Media Marketing report for 2012, and it makes for some pretty interesting reading.

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Nominate Your Favorite Technology Twitterer(s) for the 2012 #Nifty50 Awards

Webbiquity SMM

A year ago, Cheryl Burgess and I published the first #Nifty 50 award winners, starting with the #Nifty50 Women of Twitter on this blog in May 2011 and followed by the #Nifty50 Men of Twitter published on Cheryl’s Blue Focus Marketing blog in June.