79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those questions and many, many more in this collection of 72 fascinating social media marketing facts and stats for 2012. 70% of marketers plan to increase the number of different social platforms they use in 2012.

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. Since OA already has a robust social media presence, our task was not to add to its social media plan, but to supplement it via blogger outreach.

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The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

These women are executives, thought leaders, bloggers, authors and role models for younger women with an interest in technology. Next year, Cheryl and I tentatively plan to honor #Nifty50 Women and Men Writers, including bloggers, journalists, authors, and PR professionals.

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. Bloggers, marketers, freelance writers, entrepreneurs, artists, small business owners, and public relations professionals will all benefit from the content here. .

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

76% of marketers said they planned to increase use of video and YouTube in 2012. ( HubSpot ). The two most popular blogging platforms are WordPress (used for 43% of all blogs) and Blogger (35%).

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.

Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

SocMed Sean

Blogger’s block sucks more. Blogger’s block, on the other hand, is a bit more challenging. And for me, blogger’s block occurs when I not only can’t write on my own blog, but often stops me from being able to do all the other activities that come with blogging.

Blogger relations – you’re doing it wrong

Dave Fleet

Sent : Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 3:02 AM. At least I was in the “to” line, but there was no effort whatsoever to address me personally – even a “Dear Blogger”, which still triggers the “delete” button for me, would be a step up from this.

4 Low Cost Online Marketing Strategies For 2012

Small Business Mavericks

Mom and dad bloggers are the hidden gem of the online world – used to effect, they can be powerful allies but take care, abused, they make even more powerful enemies, and their influence is very strong. By building a network through other bloggers, forums, and social media, you can quickly build a loyal following. If your business has an online presence then you are now in a very competitive market.

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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. Try out these providers that get rave reviews from bloggers. HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers.

Top tips for bloggers and brands

Sherrilynne Starkie

Bloggers too, are being taken seriously as true influencers by marketers and are being courted by brands and the PR agencies that represent them. This is the key to building credibility with readers and that, in turn, gives a blogger the influence that brands are looking for.

Two Examples of What NOT to Do When Asking Influential Bloggers For a Link

Idaconcpts

It turned out that the blogger was the famous “analytics evangelist” who wasn’t happy about the tone of the email, so he decided to share it in full with his circle of virtual friends – creating a lot of buzz around it, as you may guess.

How To Start A Blog In 2012

Twist Image

Starting a Blog in 2012 is a little bit more complex. How to start a Blog in 2012: Choose the right platform. I would argue that if you want to start a Blog in 2012, start with reading. blogger. Starting a Blog is easy. 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.

Guest Bloggers Wanted

Ari Herzog

Please continue reading Guest Bloggers Wanted and leave a comment if inspired. You used to read guest blog posts every Friday. Veteran and amateur writers sent me proposals and I worked with them to publish articles that inspired you to read, comment, like, and share.

Bloggers: Would You Rather Be First Or Right?

SocMed Sean

To all my blogger friends, I would love to hear opinions on whether it is more responsible for us to be right vs. first when reporting information.

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

Laurel Papworth

Social Media Training June 2012. Wednesday 13 June 2012, 2pm-6pm. Did you know you can measure the influence of a blogger or Twitter? AdAge named in the Top 150 Media Bloggers, and she is on Google Plus’ Recommended List.

Meet Imogen: A Fake Wannabe Guest Blogger

Ari Herzog

Please continue reading Meet Imogen: A Fake Wannabe Guest Blogger and leave a comment if inspired. Related articles you may enjoy: Meet Everett Bogue: A Blogger Who Only Wants Blog Readers Who Tweet Because Everyone Else is a Low-life. The Downfall of the Inconsistent Blogger.

Three Most Important Content Marketing Lessons of 2012

Firebelly

Now that Google has rolled out AuthorRank, and is starting to place a “trust score” (my term, not an official one) on bloggers and writers, you’re going to start having your content boosted or dinged based on your AuthorRank.

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

blog.eladgil.com

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. Summary: 2012 Will Be The Year of Curated Sets. January 10, 2012 6:40 PM.

Kmart Halloween Campaign Combines Social Media, Mommy Bloggers, Live Video — and Breaks A World Record

The Realtime Report

Mommy bloggers were invited to view the event live, and it was streamed live on UStream. Social Media Campaigns #kmartworldrecord costumes Draftfcb Halloween Kmart mommy bloggers Monternez "Monty" Rezell Ustream

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?

Bloggers Unite! A 10-Point Guide for Blogger Collaboration

Convince & Convert

Here’s a blogger collaboration guide to get you started: Note: If you’re already doing some blogger collaboration, check your activity against this list. Web marketing isn’t a solo endeavor.

28 (of the) Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2012 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those and many more questions here in more than two dozen of the best Twitter how-to guides, resources, tools and reviews of 2012 so far. ” For the slightly less ambitious or technical, try Blogger LinkUp. The Top 20 Twitter Clients being Used in 2012 by WindMill Networking. Twitter isn’t just for the birds anymore.

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How My Guinea Pigs Became Famous Guest Bloggers

Waxing UnLyrical

But I also make sure I promote other bloggers, and participate without posting any links. When you’re just starting a blog, chances are there’s another blogger out there who writes on the same topic as you do and already gets tons of traffic. Guest post by Jessica Torres.

9 Social Media Tools Every Blogger Needs To Know About

Kikolani

As a blogger, you have to wear several different hats, from creating good quality blog post to trying to spread the word for your blog and connecting with others. From my own personal experience, here are the top 9 social media tools every blogger needs to know about.

Basic SEO for Bloggers

Kikolani

I’m always impressed by bloggers who can relate their posts to seemingly irrelevant images, like Dan Schure’s post in SEOmoz. The best bloggers I know are writing constantly. This is a guest post by Derek Mabie. Most of us understand how to search online.

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#LoveCapeTown Campaign Shakes Up “Fam” Trip With Crowdsourced Tips for Travel Bloggers

The Realtime Report

Cape Town Tourism’s most recent marketing initiative used a clever combination of travel blogging, crowdsourcing and social media to draw attention to the city, ranked 23rd among the top 25 travel destinations worldwide in TripAdvisor’s 2012 list of Traveler’s Choice Destinations.

The Anatomy of the Perfect Pitch

Waxing UnLyrical

And while this is written in the context of media/blogger relations, I believe these elements apply to practically anything and anyone you’re pitching. You might have access to a media (that includes bloggers these days) database, or you might only have access to search engines.

6 Ways Personal Development Can Make You a Better Blogger

Kikolani

Having a strong self-confidence is essential for any successful blogger. If there are two characteristic that every blogger needs, they are persistence and consistency. Do you know what separates unsuccessful bloggers from successful ones? This is a guest post by Timo Kiander.

12 Random Acts of Social Media Kindness Campaigns: World Kindness Week 2012 RAK

Laurel Papworth

1 billion people on Facebook, it’s usually easier to influence through tastemakers hence inviting bloggers on press junkets and Twitterati to launch parties.

20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012

ProBlogger

As Michael Stelzner said at Blogworld, “You’re not a blogger, you’re a publisher!”. He had a popular blog, Free Pursuits, but focused on creating a legacy rather then just being a blogger. He runs a popular blog, but I wouldn’t called him a blogger.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Baby Blogger on Board

Kikolani

10 Free Tools Every Business Blogger Should Bookmark – Explore the free tools out there that will help you be better at business blogging and content creation. Are You Just Another Dumb Blogger? I’ve Got a Baby Blogger on Board!

How to Leverage the Potential of Blogger Outreach

Kikolani

Blogger outreach is reaching out to the blogger community to create a relationship that involves you having regular, constructive and mutually beneficial contact with them. What is Blogger Outreach? The way you approach these publishers forms the very core of Blogger Outreach.

How Bloggers Can Create and Use White Papers

Kikolani

White papers were first used only by companies that sold expensive and technical products, but nowadays they’re being effectively used by small business and bloggers, not only to generate leads directly, but to also generate emails for newsletters. How Bloggers Can Use White Papers.

What’s So Funny About Social Media and Online Marketing? April 2012

Webbiquity SMM

” As blogger Chad Richard advises, “You have to see it for yourself.”

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 rethink whether the you’ll be able to quit your job in 2012 to become the next Pete Cashmore of the Web.

7 SEO Principles Bloggers Must Remember

Convince & Convert

Most bloggers want their articles to rank on Google, as well as their home page (especially when searching for their name), but probably don’t need “About Me” or “Contact Me” to rank. Writing solid content is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to marketing a successful blog.

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50 Great Tools for Bloggers and Freelance Writers

Kikolani

As a professional blogger and freelance writer, it is essential to have a reliable arsenal of tools that allow you to promote your blog and manage your business. 6 Tools That Help Bloggers Manage and Monitor Their Online Reputation.

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6 Tools That Help Bloggers Manage and Monitor Their Online Reputation

Kikolani

As a blogger, your name stands for the quality and authenticity of your posts, apart from your personal and professional interest in having a “clean and positive” online reputation. This is a guest post by Per Schmitz.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Supermoon 2012

Kikolani

The Starving Writer’s Quick Guide to Finding Good-Paying Freelance Blogger Gigs – What sort of clients pay more for blog posts? And this week, he outdid himself by getting this amazing shot of Supermoon 2012 which was featured on Mashable !