Janet Fouts

50 Inspiring Tech Savvy Leaders Over 50

Janet Fouts

Follow them on Twitter, read their blogs. Chieftain of the blog {grow} and social media bouncer. Consultant, educator, podcaster, author of Return On Influence, Born to Blog, and The Tao of Twitter. holtz.com/blog. Specialties include #SocialMedia, #Blogging, #SEO and #minestrone soup. Author @spinsucks, blog and book. tedrubin.com/blog. This is a retweet of my blog. ducttapemarketing.com/blog. You know what?

Linkedin Launches Blogs for Members

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In 2012 Linkedin launched the beginning of what has become a powerful stream of thought leadership blogs through their “ LinkedIn Influencer ” program. Members can follow the blogs of other members even if they are not in their networks and interact on their blog posts.

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Marketers- Stop multi-tasking social media

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If you’re interrupting your creation of a blog post to respond to tweets or the pinging of your email it will take you much longer to write that post won’t it? Keep a file where you save every possible blog topic.

15 Amazing Women Bloggers You Should Get to Know

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Some of them I know in person, but many I know through their blogs and Twitter personas. By the way, instead of just linking to their blogs I linked to some of my favorite posts, so make sure you visit those links! BlogDiva Liza blogs on culture, tech and online communications.

Google+ Tips and Tricks

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Make sure you add links to your other networks, your blog and your syndicated content ( here’s how ). This post is meant to be a getting started guide for those of us who got an invite and are now wondering how to use Google+.

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CEOs-Roll Up Your Social Media Sleeves

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Find him on Twitter , Google+ or read more from him on his blog: Sword and the Script. By Frank Strong. His sleeves were rolled up. His tie was loose. He swore. It was all public.

How can using social media as an employee help my company?

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Do a search on S ocial Mention to find blogs, forums, discussions on Twitter or other micro-blogs. Let’s say you’re not looking for a job. You’re happy in your company, so why build a personal brand through social media?

Why I Killed My Facebook Page – Confessions of a Social Media Coach

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I have two blogs that I post on regularly, I’m active on Facebook as an individual, also on Twitter , Linkedin , Scoop.it , Slideshare and Google+. I have information pages for my books on my blog and on Amazon among other places. What? A social media coach quitting Facebook?

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6 apps that will make you a better blogger right now

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Social Media Tips and Tricks Social Media Tools bloggingWant to up your game as a blogger? These apps will make that sooo much easier!

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Social Media for the Busy Sales Person

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Also if you have questions for me, you can post them in advance on the registration page or here on my blog in the comments. I’ve gotten quite a bit of great feedback on my last post, the 5 traits of the social sales person.

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5 Top Social Media Professionals on Google+

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Steveology Blog. There’s been a lot of noise about Google+. First it was the meteoric rise of the new platform and social media types rushed to learn it and get those tips and tricks posts out. Personally I’ve got a love/hate relationship with Google+.

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Do you syndicate your blog?

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You see, lots of bloggers have their blog posts syndicated on other sites that aggregate content, and sometimes we write posts specific to a site just to get our names in front of more readers who frequent that particular web site. It’s like guest blogging, but more focused.

What Twitter’s Rate Limit Changes Mean to You

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In this diagram taken from the Twitter developer blog they break Twitter’s ecosystem up into 4 quadrants. Twitter recently announced new rate limits on how many “hits” to the API it will allow.

Is Your Website Pinterest Friendly?

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If you have a WordPress blog there are plugins you can add to easily add a “pin it” button when they mouse over an image on your blog.

Social Media Doesn’t Make Sales – People Do

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Send traffic to your blog, where deeper conversations can take place. Have a clear call to action on the blog so people can do something when they get there. There’s a deep, dark secret that the social media marketers don’t want you to know.

5 Traits of the Social Sales Person

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Following a few trade blogs can show where the industry is going and perhaps alternative uses for the product that may have slipped under the radar. I love dealing with a talented sales person.

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Want More Earned Media? Start with Generosity

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Typical examples might be a blog post about your brand or product or a Tweet about how awesome your customer service is. Let’s start wth the basics here. What is earned media? Earned media is media (or content) you don’t own and did not pay for.

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Social Networking to Advance Your Career

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Not many on the panel are super-users, but the power of having a presence on Google+ for local businesses, adding the authorship tags to your blog to establish your authority on a topic can’t be ignored.

Making Google+ Worth Your Time

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He’s super smart, his blog is a gold mine of knowledge and yesterday, it turns out, he shared his “top 99″ people circle. This morning I had a conversation with a friend about Google+ and it’s a conversation I used to have about Twitter.

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Are Google+ Business Pages Replacing Facebook Pages?

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So you might think my position would be that Google+ is the be-all end-all social media network for business and people should be pitching their blogs and Facebook pages out the window in favor of Google+. Micro-blog. Really Google+ might be a good replacement for your micro-blog.

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Easy guide to the Periscope video streaming app

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In fact, they just announced some big changes at the six week mark on their Medium blog. I did a search today on Google Trends comparing Periscope and Meerkat. For the moment at least, it looks like Periscope is getting more traction. What’s new.

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Community management and content creation

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Others do everything from moderating forums and Facebook pages, T witter engagement and influencer outreach to creating e-books and blogging for the company. Social Media in Action bloggingI was part of a discussion on Twitter this morning around this post of George Snell’s.”

Are you using old skool strategies with new media tools?

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I blog about it. Do you really talk to a brand? No, you don’t. Whether through social media or other means, you talk to a person who is representing the brand.

There Is No Free Social Media For Business

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Blogs were in their infancy and we used bulletin boards and comment streams on posts to communicate with our user-base and we loved every second of it. Waay back in the 1990s I co-founded a startup on-line community for the restaurant industry.

On Twitter, Social Listening and Southern Hospitality

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So, for a small amount of tweeting I got an incredible experience, and from that incredible experience the restaurant got not only this blog post and some tweets, but me using its a case study in two training sessions with the attendees of the conference.

Content Marketing and Social Business

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Comment on blogs or social posts adding value to the discussion. Content marketing is the new buzzword on the lips of every marketer these days, but what does it mean for your newly social business? The easy answer is that depends.

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Hubspot 3 launches

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The Hubspot brand is well known for blog posts chock full of actionable information about marketing online. With the social media publishing tool you can view blog posts, landing pages and calls to action in a visual browser right in the tool.

Social media is not a weapon

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We’ve all heard the story about the blogger at a Blogher event who threatened the Crocs shoes rep with retribution on her blog, waving around her legions of followers as a reason to give her free shoes, and there are a lot of these stories, more every day.

Facebook Timeline for Pages- WAY more than a pretty cover

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I don’t begin to have enough room to do this in a blog post, so I’ve got a handy-dandy free e-book on Facebook Timelines for you to download that will give you lots of details, specific rules to know and ideas about how to make your Facebook timeline really pop.

Free images for your content marketing

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Looking for free or close-to-free images to use in your blog posts and social content? Here ya go! These are not like your ordinary stock images either. Enjoy. Social Media Tips and Tricks Social Media Tools copyright images

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A little help over here?

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I don’t post here very often on topics not related to social business but hey, it’s my birthday on Saturday and it’s MY blog, and today is #EndHIVThursday , so bear with me for a minute or two OK?

Are you an intentional marketer?

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Do you communicate best through video, short messages with links, long blog posts, images, or in-depth conversations with your community? Are you intentional with your social marketing? Most marketers will say yes–or at least most of the time, and hey, nobody’s perfekt right?

What does a latte have to do with a blue key?

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blog about it, follow them UN Refugee Agency on Twitter become a Blue Key Champion and help spread the word! For the price of a grande extra-foam half-caf non-fat hazelnut latte you could change lives. Really. Five bucks can help the UNHCR support refugees around the world.

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Tech and sanity – You can have both!

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I also dictate blog post ideas, client meeting notes and other info I need on hand wherever I am. Scoop.it -Quickly browse the most recent blog posts on the information that’s important to me and share it to social networks over time through Buffer.

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What’s the right balance of personal and professional in social media?

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“How’s the BBQ in Columbus?&# , “How do you deal with spam on your blog&# ? “I love the new look on the blog, and the post about peanut butter made me laugh!&# Watch their blogs and social profiles for topics.

Evernote – Change the Way You Take Notes

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Here’s an example of how I use it for blogging. I just tell SIRI to email Evernote with my special upload address, I make the subject line “blog post” and then dictate the idea, or sometimes even most of the post. Productivity software? Tried it.

Don’t be a Pest with “This Social Media Stuff”

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She’d send them emails with links to blogs they could comment on, tweets for their information, etc. I spoke recently to a group of PR and marketing professionals about how to use social media in their work.

9 Ways to be more visible in social media

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So you built a new blog , set up a Facebook page and started tweeting and STILL you’ve got virtually no friends? Sure, there may be a half life if somebody sees it and re-tweets it or links to it in a blog post or another network.

3 Social Media Horror Stories

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By doing this, Frank reached thousands of people through Google Plus , Twitter , Facebook and several blogs , possibly many more than the Occupy Wall St folks simply because of his own network combined with the powerful networks who were at Pivotcom.

Google+ and World Domination

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As Michael Martine wrote on his blog,&# Another Social Network to Suck Away My Time? If you’re as into social media networks as I am you’d have to have your head in the sand to miss the launch of Google+ , a shiny new social network from Google.