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 also hosts the talent chat (#TChat) on Twitter Wednesdays from 7-8pm eastern time. There you have it, the #Nifty50 Women of Twitter for 2012.

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. That has changed with London hosting the games and embracing it by creating an account for every event.

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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. How to Train Employees to Manage Social Media [infographic] by WordPress Hosting SEO.

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Who Is Your Host Neighbor?

Small Business Mavericks

Web hosting is a necessity for online marketing. One of the important factors to consider when setting up a hosting account is who your neighbors are. This is important because if you get put on a server that is a bad neighborhood – several of your hosting neighbors are spammers – then you could get a bad reputation by association. Your choice of hosting companies has a lot to do with that reputation. So how do you find out who your hosting neighbors are?

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. Do the hard work of figuring out if a hosted solution is best for you. I would argue that if you want to start a Blog in 2012, start with reading. 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.

9 Tips for a Successful Webinar Event


Depending on its content, you may even consider hosting a webinar-for-profit. However, even the best content won’t make up for bad hosting. Below is a list of practices to help you successfully host your own webinar. This is also true for hosts of webinars.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

This post, along with 79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012 and 87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012 previously published here, provide a solid foundation for that understanding. WordPress Hosting SEO ).

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The Top 5 Challenges for Digital Brands in 2012

Direct Marketing Observations

Last week in a very thought provoking Tweetchat hosted by Lisa Petrilli , the discussion, though swirling around how an introvert uses social media, somehow segued into driving website traffic. But then I started to think about 2012 and the challenges that most brands will face and thus the basis for this post was born: The challenges for a digital marketer or a digital brand in 2012. 1) Driving traffic - The challenge in 2011 is the same in 2012.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Supermoon 2012


5 Steps to Hosting Successful Twitter Chats: Your Ultimate Guide – Twitter chat guide: what you need to start a twitter chat event, create a plan, checklist, promotions, analytics and archiving.

How LinkedIn Endorsements Can Work for Your Small Business

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

You can also find your peers (or mentors) by doing a LinkedIn Advanced People Search by title, company size and a whole host of other facets.”. This is a guest post by Sarah Levy. If you’re not already familiar with and using LinkedIn, you’re missing out on a great [small] business tool.

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

SocMed Sean

If you operate in a regulated industry such as pharmaceutical, tobacco, alcohol, finance, insurance, or a host of others… it would be a good idea to find a professional who has significant experience in your industry and understands any limitations or restrictions.

How To Organize A Brand Hackathon (And Why) – Interview With Betabrand’s Chris Lindland

The Realtime Report

This led to a series of email exchanges with Betabrand founder and CEO Chris Lindland, who pointed me to a number of other campaigns the brand has done–some of which were created at a series of hackathons that Betabrand hosted this year. ” How to Host a Brand Hackathon.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Sign up right now at a totally reduced cost for 2012 for a limited time. It’s my birthday and I have some great news! In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. And I did.

6 Reasons a Blog Should be the Center of Any Social Content Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

And presuming that blog is hosted on your company domain (e.g. Despite the many business benefits of blogging , it remains an underutilized tactic. Recent research shows that only 37% of the Inc. 500 fastest-growing companies and just 35% of the Fortune 100 enterprises maintain blogs.

Facebook Lags Behind Pinterest in Social Shopping Engagement


Social Media Consumer Electronic commerce engagement Facebook Facebook Users Image Hosting Lag Like Button Online Consumer Online Shopping Photo Sharing Pinterest Recent Report Social Shopping Software User Report UsersPinterest is superior to Facebook at stimulating conversations about consumer products.

5 Good Ideas for News Media Facebook Pages

Adam Sherk

4) Host Live Chats. What are news organizations doing to increase user activity and engagement on their Facebook pages?

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21 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Tools and Rants of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to these questions and many others here in more than 20 of the best Facebook guides, tactics, observations, tools, stats and rants of 2012 thus far. Dennis Yu provides an outstanding set of techniques to use in various circumstances, such as when you hosting an event, promoting a video, or if your customers are other businesses: “If you know the names of the actual companies you’d like to have as clients, include them in the your list of workplace targets.

20 Ways to Cultivate Brand Unawareness in Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you tell your Facebook fans you’ll host weekly Q&A sessions on your page, don’t stop after one week. This is a guest post by Brad Shorr. Many businesses use social media to promote brand awareness, and it can be quite effective.

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Generation Y – Reinventing the Way We Communicate


This virtual page not only hosts a multitude of content, but promotes end-user engagement. Those of us born between 1980 to 1995 are commonly referred to as Generation-Y. To be honest, I think the name N-Gen (Net Generation) is more befitting.

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Why Social Media Is The Catalyst For Telling The Truth


Andrea hosts #brandtribe tweetchat every Wednesday at 9am PST / 12pm EST. Digg Digg. This is the guest post by Andrea Shillington. Social media has forever changed marketing and business. I believe it’s for the better.

Google to Retire Hosted Domains Product within AdSense

Bill Hartzer

Google has decided to retire the “hosted domains” product that they have through the Google AdSense program. According to an email directly from the Google AdSense team, they have evaluated the benefits of their partner network and decided to retire the Hosted Domains program with Google AdSense. After evaluating the benefits of our partner network, we’ve decided to retire the Hosted domains product within AdSense.

UK Teen Troll and Australian Radio Host – Social Media vs Traditional

Laurel Papworth

Compare these two situations: A UK Teen is arrested for making comments about an Olympian diver’s (Tom Daly) father’s death on Twitter and a lauded Australian Radio Host is lauded for making comments in front of Uni students about our Prime Minister’s father’s death.

Channel Partners Conference & Expo Vegas 2012


Last month, I received an all-expense paid invite to the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas from Time Warner Cable Business Class (who I never realized offered web hosting and an array of other services for small businesses ).

The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today


BRITT MICHAELIAN Community builder, radio host, author, entrepreneur & mom who loves to help you succeed in business & life. AARON KILBY SVP of Marketing & Creative Services at @ FE_Agency , Founder and Host of # mediachat and major coffee addict! BRUCE SALLAN Dad, writer, radio host, founder of # DadCh at. Author The Introvert's Guide to Success, # LeadershipChat co-Host. Partner @ 12Most & Co-host # MyBookClub. FriFotos , # TTOT co-host.

6 Strategies for Increasing Fan Engagement on Facebook (Wildfire Research)

The Realtime Report

The full report (free, registration required) is packed with more data and tips, and Wildfire is also hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, August 8th to discuss the results.

The Use of Animation in Digital Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

They have a whole host of amazing web videos that explain their various products and it all started with an introductory video that explained the basics of cloud computing. This is a guest post by Manroop Takhar.

3 Common Facebook Ad Mistakes Everyone is Making

Convince & Convert

Check out Advanced Facebook Ads 2012 , featuring speakers like Jay Baer, Chris Penn, Justin Kistner, Marty Weintraub, Vitrue, Buddy Media, Wildfire and more. They're hosting Advanced Facebook Ads , a virtual event and the first Facebook Advertising Conference.

SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

SocMed Sean

Potential prospect is entered into as a prospec Company users Buddy Media dashboard to deliver helpful/useful content (not marketing materials) to the prospective customer via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or a host of other channels. No…I haven’t gone off the radar.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Among the 12 best Twitter chats chosen here by Daniel Newman are Blogchat, hosted by Mack Collier ; GetRealChat, moderated by the exuberant Pam Moore ; and LeadershipChat, hosted by my fellow Lebronian Lisa Petrilli and Steve Woodruff.

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Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

best fan photo of something specified), highlighting a “fan of the month,” post product reviews, host a panel chat, and offer fans-only coupons. ” Facebook will Turn Off all FBML on June 01, 2012.

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All You Need to Know About Instagram Takeovers: How to Host a Takeover in 6 Simple Steps

Buffer Social

Even though Instagram takeovers seem trendy now, they first started to gain popularity back in 2012 with brands like General Electric, Burberry and Food Republic inviting Instagrammers to take over their feeds for a day. Have you done Instagram takeovers as either the host or guest before?

How To Get Engagement in Your Online Education


Consider asking speakers to sign a letter of agreement outlining what they will do, and what the host organization will do, to ensure that learning objectives are achieved and audience needs are met.

Engaging the Right Audience on LinkedIn

Adam Cohen

Status updates about events can target the local city or region where the events are hosted. (Cross posted on the Fleishman-Hillard DNA blog ). LinkedIn, one of the established social networks, is making strides in advancing how businesses can leverage the platform to engage followers.

How’s your community manager doing?


To integrate internal social environments with closed communities with open communities and with public social channels and none-hosted communities in their markets. Give them budget to attend webinars like our Think Tank webinars (new 2012 series will be announced soon).

How To Run An Instagram Photo Contest


How To Host A Photo Contest On Instagram. Interested in running an Instagram photo contest? Check out these 3 must-reads. From Instagram Blog Photo contests are a great way to increase visibility of your brand on Instagram.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

You can then create a widget of this story to embed it in your website” and 23press , a low-cost tool that simplifies the process of moving a blog from one host to another. Innovation is alive and well in the development of cool free and low-cost web-based tools and apps.

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Why, How and When to Quit FeedBurner


What recently caught people’s attention now were two moves by Google on July 26, 2012. With the FeedBurner API already deprecated and due for expiration in October 2012, it surely looks like a managed slowdown of the venerable service.

Top tips for bloggers and brands

Sherrilynne Starkie

Alternatively, the brand might be investing significantly in hosting or sponsoring a blogger event and will have some expectations. Mark Twain once said, “Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated”.

Five Takeaways from the 2012 State of Community Management Report

Jeff Esposito

The 2012 State of Community Management report is a good read overall but had five underlying themes that really stood out to me. 2012 State of Community Management. One of the more interesting, but challenging, aspects of my job is community management.

Beyond Your Borders: Promoting Your Business Internationally Using Social Media

SocMed Sean

Started in California and still boasting modest levels of traffic within the US, Orkut is now hosted within Brazil itself and gets the vast majority of its traffic from there, and from India. Today’s guest post comes from Christian Arno, the founder of Lingo24 , a global translation company specializing in website localization and optimization. Lingo24 has been helping some of the world’s biggest global brands with their localization campaigns since 2001.