Monday Roundup: Closing Out 2014

Waxing UnLyrical

So, for the final roundup of the year, as we’re closing out 2014, we thought we’d feature seven posts from around the web that will help you start the new year right. This is the final roundup of 2014 and the final post of 2014, as we’re going on vacation through Jan. Why: Give your blog some extra momentum in 2015, by ending 2014 off on a high note. Digital marketing shifts coming out of AdTech 2014.

2014: Everything Marketers Don’t Want You To Know

Firebelly

Although predictions or extended reality projections usually come at the end of one year or the beginning of of another – I think it’s critical to look at what’s happening so far in 2014 and imagine the rest of the year. Blog community social content performance influencer marketing marketing predictions 2014 real time analytics real time monitoring social insights social media ads

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Microvideo Will Dominate 2014

Waxing UnLyrical

Will Vine and Instagram videos be the preferred method for digital marketers in 2014? Microvideo Will Dominate 2014 is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Twitter Google+ Microvideo Will Dominate 2014. When Vine debuted last January, I wasn’t convinced of how much difference just six seconds could make. Sure, our attention spans are seemingly dwindling by the second, but six seconds doesn’t allow for much. Image: Chuck Hagel via Flickr CC 2.0.

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Were Your 2014 Predictions Right?

Small Business Mavericks

At the end of 2013, I predicted that 2014 would be The Year of Social Metrics. What made sense to do in the beginning of 2014 no longer worked by the end of the year. Uncategorized 2014 predictions 2015 strategies facebook rankings social metrics One of the best things to do at the end of the year is look back and see what was good about it and what you can change to make the next year better.

Internet Trends for 2014 Report is a must read

Dave Fleet

KPCB Internet trends 2014 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Tweet. Every so often you stumble across a report that contains so much insight that it’s futile to try to digest it all in one sitting. The latest annual Internet Trends Report from Mary Meeker , venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers , is one of those, and it’s a must-read for those of us in digital marketing. Mary Meeker.

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Essential Twitter Cheat Sheet for 2014

Harp Interactive

Check out our essential list of all the Twitter commands, lingo and resources you need to know to make the most of Twitter in 2014. Categories: Blog , How To , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: social media , Twitter , twitter cheat sheet , twitter essentials , twitter lingo Finally! All the Twitter tips, tricks and resources to support your business or brand…all in one place.

Google Quality Rater Guidelines 2014

Bill Hartzer

I just got ahold of the latest copy of Google’s Quality Rater Guidelines, with a date of March 2014. It’s an interesting read, all 160 pages of this document. There are a lot of new phrases and concepts that are included in this latest version, but honestly there’s are really not many new surprises.

Essential Twitter Cheat Sheet for 2014

Harp Interactive

Check out our essential list of all the Twitter commands, lingo and resources you need to know to make the most of Twitter in 2014. Categories: Blog , How To , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: social media , Twitter , twitter cheat sheet , twitter essentials , twitter lingo Finally! All the Twitter tips, tricks and resources to support your business or brand…all in one place.

Best Tips for Successful Social Media and Digital Marketing in 2014

yMarketingMatters

Social media and digital marketing are going to grow even stronger in 2014. With my first hand experience working with so many businesses, I am giving you my most important social media and digital marketing tips that will help you increase your online footprint, exposure and bottom line in 2014 for your business. Having a social media and marketing strategy and plan is crucial to your success in 2014. Set aside a budget in your 2014 plan for social media advertising.

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NBA Announces 2014 Social Media Award Winners

The Realtime Report

Rajon Rondo (@RajonRondo) January 14, 2014. Related Stories Social Media Campaigns Kick-Off 2014 World Cup Sony Builds Interactive Social Media Hub for 2014 World Cup MyPermissions’ Android App: Is Your Private Information Secure? This month, NBA Digital held its third annual NBA Social Media Awards , which honors NBA players and teams for their active participation on social media throughout the regular season.

Please Take My 2014 Reader Survey

Justin Levy

The post Please Take My 2014 Reader Survey appeared first on Justin Levy. One area that I have struggled with over the past couple of years has been consistency in writing. Over the last few months I have had several friends encourage me to create more because they have either learned or been inspired by something I have shared. There are many different ways that I could create this information but before doing that I need to know more about YOU.

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2014 World Cup: Social Media Campaign Round-Up

The Realtime Report

The 2014 World Cup was host to countless ad campaigns, and record breaking social media statistics. Adidas has been crowned as the ‘ most talked about ‘ brand connected to the 2014 World Cup, generating 1.59 Though VW did not receive as much attention as Nike, Adidas and McDonald’s during the 2014 World Cup, their series of realtime “Goooooooolf Celebration Videos” deserve an “A+”- at least in the creativity department.

2014 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales for Marketers

Kikolani

You''re reading 2014 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales for Marketers , originally posted on Kikolani and copyrighted by Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger. The post 2014 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales for Marketers appeared first on Kikolani. It’s almost that time of year again! If you are in the market for new tools and platforms for your business, then Black Friday & Cyber Monday are the days to take advantage of.

Mayor Jim Watson named 2014 communicator of the year by IABC Ottawa

Sherrilynne Starkie

Mayor Watson will be recognized at the IABC Ottawa 2014 Excel Award Gala on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the National Arts Centre, the largest gathering of the year for Ottawa’s communications, marketing and creative design community. Please join us in recognizing Mayor Jim Watson and the other award winners at the IABC Ottawa 2014 Excel Award Celebration on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Content Creators Unite At NMX 2014: A Brief Review

Firebelly

Scott Stratten, the President of Un-Marketing, speaks at NMX 2014. A few weeks ago my father ( @shashib ) and I attended the New Media Expo in Las Vegas (If you want more information on this check out my Blogworld post ). While we didn’t stick around for as many sessions as last year, we met some great people and learned a ton. Here are some of the key takeaways: The Iceberg Analogy. Social media specialist Lynette Young spoke about her path to success and how it didn’t come overnight.

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The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem

Cody Ward

The post The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem appeared first on Puzzle Marketer. For maybe the first time in history, there is a surplus of technology and strategy to help advance both sales and marketing of a business, while at the same time a lack of resources and understanding to utilize it to its fullest capacity.

My Social Networking Primer in 2014

Ari Herzog

I’m opening the social networking gates in 2014. With over 4,500 people and companies following me on Twitter at @ariherzog , why did I create a new account at @ariherzogdotcom last week and ask people to follow me there instead? With over 8,400 people in a LinkedIn group I manage about social media marketing , why did I create a new group using that dotcom name and ask people to join that?

Internet Trends for 2014 Report is a must read

Dave Fleet

KPCB Internet trends 2014 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Every so often you stumble across a report that contains so much insight that it’s futile to try to digest it all in one sitting. The latest annual Internet Trends Report from Mary Meeker , venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers , is one of those, and it’s a must-read for those of us in digital marketing. Mary Meeker.

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Sony Builds Interactive Social Media Hub For 2014 World Cup

The Realtime Report

Sony has teamed up with media agency Isobar to create a new interactive platform for this year’s World Cup, called One Stadium Live. This online forum, which opened on May 1st, compiles the comments and conversations of soccer fans across the world on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, organizing them all on one website. One Stadium Live will highlight the event’s most recent – and talked about – news, results, and (of course) conflicts.

Best Place to Advertise Online in 2014?

The Social Media Incubator

billion in 2014. Twitter has increased their ads since hitting the IPO scene, and Facebook introduces video ads to their news feed early on in 2014. Have you noticed more ads in your social media feeds lately? It may be something you have to get used to. Money spent on social ads is projected to reach $7.1 That’s billion with a ‘b.’ ’ It’s also projected to reach $11 billion by 2017.

11 Thought-Provoking Guides to Content Marketing for 2014

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing remains a hot topic, as practitioners continue to ask questions, like: what are the hottest trends in content marketing for 2014? Leading Experts Predict The Content Marketing Trends for 2014 by Search Engine Journal. According to Murray Newlands, “As we look towards 2014, it’s obvious that content marketing has already become the hottest trend in the industry—the go-to strategy for most, if not all, Internet marketers.”

37 Speakers To See at State of Search 2014

Bill Hartzer

I’m speaking this year about the latest Google Algorithm Updates at the State of Search conference being held November 17 and 18, 2014, here in Dallas. The post 37 Speakers To See at State of Search 2014 appeared first on Bill Hartzer. Related posts: 33 Speakers I Want To Meet at Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 The PubCon Las Vegas 2014 conference is taking place from. After all these years, I still cannot believe that it’s come this far.

12 Speakers You Shouldn’t Miss at Pubcon SFIMA 2014

Bill Hartzer

I’m here a few days early in Fort Lauderdale, getting prepared for the Pubcon SFIMA conference being held on Thursday, April 24, 2014. I’m honored to have been asked to speak on two separate panels this time: 2014 SEO Basics – While many of the core rules of SEO still hold true, there are some tactics that were OK in early 2013 that are not OK in 2014.

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Asia-Pacific Will Account For One-Third of All Twitter Users In 2014

The Realtime Report

The number of Twitter users worldwide is projected to increase by nearly 25% in 2014, according to new estimates from eMarketer. By the end of 2014, India and Indonesia will have the third and fourth largest Twitter populations in the world. Related Stories Social Networking Stats: Active Usage Drops For Facebook and Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard Sony Builds Interactive Social Media Hub for 2014 World Cup Social Media News Ticker: Crowdfunding Coming To YouTube Soon.

The Best Brands on Twitter 2014

Devumi

Since I wrote a top brands on Instagram article earlier, I think it is only appropriate that I also give you a best brands on Twitter 2014 review. The best brands on Twitter 2014. — Charmin (@Charmin) December 19, 2014. That truly makes them one of the best brands on Twitter in 2014. — Delta (@Delta) November 12, 2014. — Delta (@Delta) December 25, 2014. — Delta (@Delta) December 9, 2014.

Please Take My 2014 Reader Survey

Justin Levy

The post Please Take My 2014 Reader Survey appeared first on Justin Levy. One area that I have struggled with over the past couple of years has been consistency in writing. Over the last few months I have had several friends encourage me to create more because they have either learned or been inspired by something I have shared. There are many different ways that I could create this information but before doing that I need to know more about YOU.

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Monday Roundup: Happy New Year

Waxing UnLyrical

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and are well rested, ready to take on 2014. Top Marketing Predictions For 2014. Why: Michael Brenner identifies the marketing trends he thinks will make waves in 2014, including brand publishing. THREE WORDS to bind the year: 2014. Martina McGowan tells us why she never makes any, and what her three words for 2014 are. How to avoid the self-help blahs and blast off in 2014. Happy New Year!

The Best Brands on Instagram 2014

Devumi

2014 may go down as the Year of Instagram as the photo sharing app surpassed the 300 million user mark. Brands in 2014 have finally gotten on board with Instagram, and some exciting content has been produced over the year. The Best Brands on Instagram 2014. A photo posted by Urban Outfitters (@urbanoutfitters) on Dec 12, 2014 at 11:45am PST. A photo posted by Urban Outfitters (@urbanoutfitters) on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:16am PST.

30 Remarkable Content Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

And it continues to expand: 82% of marketers plan to increase their budgets for content marketing in 2014. Content Marketing Social Media Marketing b2b content marketing content marketing budgets 2014 content marketing facts 2014 content marketing statistics 2013 content marketing week Cox Business DeSantis Breindel Heidi Cohen Michael Brenner most popular content marketing tactics Robert Rose Content marketing has become ubiquitous, with 93% of B2B marketers now using it.

10 Reasons Businesses Will Start Using Google+ Communities in 2014

Convince & Convert

By now you may well have heard of Google+, and you think it is a ‘social media thing’, right? Well, there is a lot more to it for businesses than that aspect. Sure, there is a social destination, but Google+ has tools for every business looking to increase engagement: a) Within their business itself, and b) To build relationships and develop loyal ‘fans’ of them and their brands. And you’ve heard all that nonsense about Google+ being a ghost town?

Social Networking Stats: 25% of US Smartphone Users Will Use Instagram in 2014, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

25% of US Smartphone Users Will Use Instagram in 2014. When the data is narrowed down to smartphone users, Instagram is set to overtake Twitter in 2014. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via YouTube. Twitter: 241 million monthly active users. via re/code. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 500 million users.

Facebook Update: New Layout for Business Pages

yMarketingMatters

Blog Facebook Social Media Marketing Facebook changes Facebook for business Facebook Timeline Facebook Timeline for Business Pages Facebook Tips New Facebook Page Layout 2014 new layout for facebook business pages new layout for facebook pages Facebook is making changes (yes, yet again) to Business Pages, with a new design! It’s a more streamlined layout, consistent with your current Facebook Personal Profile and will look the same on desktop and mobile devices, which is important.

Bill Hartzer Weekly Update November 24, 2014

Bill Hartzer

The post Bill Hartzer Weekly Update November 24, 2014 appeared first on Bill Hartzer. Related posts: Bill Hartzer Weekly Update – November 12, 2014 Google Updated the Knowledge Graph, and State of Search conference. Bill Hartzer: Weekly Update for November 1, 2014 Reddit AMA, Ripoff Report, Klout, and Duane Forrester Leaves Bing. Bill Hartzer – Weekly Update October 27, 2014 Google Penguin Refresh last weekend, and Google adds Inbox by.

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Bill Hartzer Weekly Update – December 7, 2014

Bill Hartzer

The post Bill Hartzer Weekly Update – December 7, 2014 appeared first on Bill Hartzer. Related posts: Bill Hartzer – Weekly Update October 27, 2014 Google Penguin Refresh last weekend, and Google adds Inbox by. Bill Hartzer Weekly Update: October 18, 2014 Google Penguin Refresh this weekend, and a pricing bug found. Bill Hartzer Weekly Update November 24, 2014 Google Cache Date a Month Old Now, Google Rolled Out.

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity SMM

Looking at marketing surveys and studies from the past year, a few trends are clear, among them that buyers are firmly (and increasingly) in control of the purchase cycle. They prefer searching to being found, and will often be close to their final decision point before talking to a salesperson. In response, marketers are producing an increasing amount and variety of content to support all stages of the decision process.

33 Speakers I Want To Meet at Pubcon Las Vegas 2014

Bill Hartzer

The PubCon Las Vegas 2014 conference is taking place from October 6, 2014 to October 10, 2014, where else? ” Here’s the list of speakers at PubCon Las Vegas 2014 that I just have to meet at this year’s Las Vegas conference: Marie Haynes – @Marie_Haynes. The post 33 Speakers I Want To Meet at Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 appeared first on Bill Hartzer.

Bill Hartzer Weekly Update: October 18, 2014

Bill Hartzer

Pubcon Las Vegas 2014. The post Bill Hartzer Weekly Update: October 18, 2014 appeared first on Bill Hartzer. Related posts: Bill Hartzer: Weekly Update for October 13, 2014 This past week, I’ve been busy speaking at the PubCon. Bill Hartzer – Weekly Update for September 21, 2014 Less than 10 links to your site? Bill Hartzer – Weekly Update August 30, 2014 This past week, there was a major change this week: blogs personal blog

2014 Domainer’s Choice Awards – Official Results

Bill Hartzer

The first annual Domainer’s Choice Awards were presented this evening, June 28, 2014, at the Dana Point Yacht Club, in Dana Point, California. Sevan Derderian of Domain Name Sales accepts one of his awards at the Domainer’s Choice Awards this evening at the Dana Point Yacht Club. There were three nominees in each category. The official winners were: Domain Ambassador Award -.

The Surprising Places Marketers Plan to Increase Budgets in 2014

Convince & Convert

Marketers are evidently enthusiastic heading into 2014… about everything. Called 2014 State of Marketing , insights from over 2,500 global marketers , the report is full of data about marketers’ outlook and plans for the coming year. Other than the 6% of responding marketers that predict they’ll spend less on banners in 2014, where are all these dollars coming from?

NamesCon 2014 Keynote: Jennifer Wolfe

Bill Hartzer

Jennifer wrote a book called Domain Names Rewired, and is a keynote speaker here at NamesCon 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jennifer is frequently hired to to consult and educate executives and brands about the new TLDs. CEOs want to know how to deal with big data. Whose budget is this coming out of? The IT folks, marketing, CEOs need to think differently. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

6 Speakers You Shouldn’t Miss at Pubcon Austin 2014

Bill Hartzer

I’ve hand-picked the sessions that I think are going to be great ones, the speakers who you shouldn’t miss if you’re attending Pubcon Austin 2014 this week. Mention this post during Pubcon Austin 2014 and I’ll be happy to give you a free half hour of SEO consulting services (usually via phone). Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 28, the annual regional Pubcon Austin conference is being held at the AT&T Conference Center on the University of Texas campus.

Why Social Media Is So Important for Your Business in 2014

yMarketingMatters

It’s obvious that social media will continue to have a significant impact in 2014 on marketers and business owners: They now have the ability to reach out and communicate on a personal level with their target audience on a daily basis. Much has changed over the last year in social media, and it will continue to change in 2014. Here are my Best Tips for Successful Social Media and Digital Marketing in 2014. What are 2 key factors driving the social web in 2013 and 2014?

Bill Hartzer – Weekly Update October 27, 2014

Bill Hartzer

The post Bill Hartzer – Weekly Update October 27, 2014 appeared first on Bill Hartzer. Related posts: Bill Hartzer Weekly Update: October 18, 2014 Google Penguin Refresh this weekend, and a pricing bug found. Bill Hartzer: Weekly Update for October 13, 2014 This past week, I’ve been busy speaking at the PubCon. Bill Hartzer – Weekly Update August 30, 2014 This past week, there was a major change this week: blogs personal blog