Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!

Social Media Citizens

Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! G: How did you build your experience as community manager? J: For me, it was a combination of things happening in my career that stirred my path to community management. The first was blogger relations.

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20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012

ProBlogger

As Michael Stelzner said at Blogworld, “You’re not a blogger, you’re a publisher!”. Her work is highly regarded in the social media community and she was recommended multiple times in the comments section on last year’s list. Deb is an accomplished blogger.

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Blogs, Message Boards and Social Networks Now Daily Destinations for Many Women

Proactive Report

Social media is playing an increasingly important role in the everyday lives of Americans, particularly when it comes to getting advice on consumer products with many consulting blogs or message boards before making purchases. That should get you fired up to get all your news and information visible in search and push blogger outreach to the top of your list of “must master&# this year. Getting results with women bloggers is a skill.

4 Ways A Superhero System Will Make You A Better Blogger

ProBlogger

And yet, here I am: now a pro-blogger (750 published posts, most of which are 2000+ words), and a published author! Today, I’m going to share with you a 4-step system that will help you finally crack the code and consistently improve at your efforts to become a superhero blogger.

Are You Ready to be a Full-Time Blogger?

ProBlogger

A big part of the pro blogger dream is to be your own boss. Being a full-time blogger leaves you plenty of opportunities to get lost – online, in sleep, in your own fears. Fortunately, tools and skills to be a successful full-time blogger are learnable.

Visibility is More About Social Than Search

Proactive Report

Influencer Outreach: Google wants to know that you, the site owners and employees, and your community, your prospects, current, and past customers, are engaged in the success of the business. Instead of spending time, talent, and treasure on automated systems, advertising, link-buying, and savvy inbound marketing programs, concentrate on generating community engagement. Message Boards and Forums : Only do this if you’re already someone who loves and uses message boards.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Part 2 hasn’t been posted as of the compilation of this report, but you should know that SEO is about a strong brand, that you must perform research, real value produces great results, and you must understand where to circulate the message to get the best results. Community Management.

38 Ideas For Your Pinterest Strategy

Diva Marketing Blog

Critical : determine your content direction that goes beyond your brands or company messaging. Board and Pin Creation. Include search engine optimize key words in bio, board and pin descriptors. Create media/news board for larger businesses.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Facebook (71%) and Twitter (67%) are close behind…Other channels used by B2B marketers include YouTube (48%), blogging (44%) and online communities (22%).”

How to Become a Niche Rockstar: The Guide

Viper Chill

Even though there are thousands upon thousands of micro-niches and active communities discussing the most peculiar topics, there’s still only room for a handful of ‘rockstars’ to emerge from each of them. It was their farewell message as they signed off.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

mashable.com

The following five case studies lend insight into how B2B marketers can use social media to generate leads, create specialized communities, improve SEO, become knowledge sources, and strengthen marketing campaigns. The team focused on creating communities for NYC professionals, which resulted in a @RegusNYC Twitter feed and a Facebook Page. Furthermore, messaging was targeted for a specific region, which spoke volumes to New York professionals in need of offices.

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LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Amit Agarwal is a professional blogger and personal technology columnist for a national newspaper. Google SMS Channels: Send SMS Text Messages to your Group for Free. BlogAds Invitations Available for Bloggers & Site Owners. A Day in the Life of a Part-Time Blogger Who Has a Full-Time Job. Best Indian Bloggers. Communities. Message Board LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account.

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5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

mashable.com

The following five case studies lend insight into how B2B marketers can use social media to generate leads, create specialized communities, improve SEO, become knowledge sources, and strengthen marketing campaigns. The team focused on creating communities for NYC professionals, which resulted in a @RegusNYC Twitter feed and a Facebook Page. Furthermore, messaging was targeted for a specific region, which spoke volumes to New York professionals in need of offices.

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Top 10 Reputation Tracking Tools Worth Paying For

mashable.com

Services start out at a minimal price of $1 for individual bloggers and shoot up over $100,000 for large enterprises. There are also watch lists for tracking specific bloggers, blogger profile lists, and social maps (see who links to who). PR people are able to build relationships with influential bloggers, discover new influencers and track products that matter to them.

Why Twilight has Such a Massive Following—and How to Apply This Concept to Your Blog

ProBlogger

I see message boards and fan sites brimming with excitement over the latest film or gossip about one of the actors, and when they show snippets of the premiers on the news, there are always lots of screaming fans. Why bloggers should care. Many bloggers do this extremely well.

HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers

mashable.com

These “super influencers&# drive an even higher share of conversion — on average influencing 30% or more of all conversions on marketers’ sites just by recommending a brand’s products, content, or promotions to their online communities. But, in many cases, the people who really influence traffic and conversion on your site are the bloggers. View More » Tech Free Messaging App Kik Hits 2 Million.

Cloud Jacking: 7 Steps to Dominate Your Niche

Viper Chill

There’s also the ‘leave your job’ type bloggers writing excellent content such as Cody , Corbett and Christine. If you’re lucky, the top sites in your industry will be bloggers. The top articles here will probably also help you find the top bloggers.

Social Media Strategy: 10 Experts Reveal Their Secrets

Viper Chill

That means setting aside time to answer community questions, point people to resources, and find ways to be useful to your audience – whether that’s educating or simply entertaining them. The great thing about Twitter is that anyone can sign up and easily find his “community.&#

The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

www.convinceandconvert.com

Also, some bloggers (including Ari Herzog and Valeria Maltoni ) don’t favor including tweets as comments, since they are not true “comments.&# All In One SEO Pack Like many bloggers, I utilize the excellent All in One SEO Pack plug-in to optimize posts for search engine rankings.

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Find Fans’ and Followers’ Pain Points in 5 Simple Steps

ProBlogger

That members of your audience have: As a blogger, you’re only one member of your community, which makes it easy to assume that your audience members are experiencing the problems you expect them to have. This guest post is by AJ Kumar of Single Grain.

Twitter Hashtags: Nonprofits Speak Up

www.devonvsmith.com

Growth » Twitter Hashtags: Nonprofits Speak Up Nonprofiteers have been collectively organizing online for years–from email listserves to teleconferences to online message boards. On any given day, about 15%-40% of the community is engaging with the #edchat hashtag.

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

Pamorama

Atom : Web feeds are used by the blogging community to share recent entries’ headlines, full text, and even attached multimedia files. Blogger : Blogger is a free blogging platform owned by Google that allows individuals and companies to host and publish a blog.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Also, some bloggers (including Ari Herzog and Valeria Maltoni ) don’t favor including tweets as comments, since they are not true “comments.&# Use WWSGD to include a little message before or after each of your posts, asking readers to subscribe to your RSS feed (or buy you a drink). The genius of this plug-in (and the reason it’s named after Seth Godin) is that you can set one message for first-time visitors, and a second message for repeat visitors.

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Successfully Engaging Customers with a Cause

Buzz Marketing for Technology

That's when the messaging really started to spread like widefire. Case Study at the Media Convergence Forum from Liz Cahill, VP of Marketing and Communications of Lee Jeans 13 years ago Lee recognized women were the top consumers of their jeans.

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Ethics in Social Media: A Glossary | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

Second – Conflicts of Interest As bloggers, podcasters, marketers and PR professionals adopt social media tools and tactics, they are often caught in the middle of problematic situations.

When is Brand Evangelism a Crime? Exploring the Royal Caribbean.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In my upcoming book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web ( Amazon link ), which is slated to be released in late Spring, I talk about the importance of brand evangelism as part of an effective community management strategy.

Beat Your Fear of Technology, and Grow Your Blog

ProBlogger

If every past encounter with technical challenges left you feeling frozen, or was easily resolved by someone else in your office or home, it makes sense that you won’t necessarily feel comfortable in this area just because you’re now a blogger. You can find classes in colleges and universities, at community learning centers and, of course, online. If it’s someone from your community, you can meet at your local library.

Book Review: Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

You can’t just ‘leave your mark’ and expect success…Members of social media communities are no longer swayed by a coupon for 10% off or an invitation to try a new product. Forums and Message Boards (the oldest and second-most commonly used forms of social media).

Social Media Monitoring Grudge Match: Radian6 vs. Scout Labs

www.socialmediaexplorer.com

They also don’t do a good job of catching message boards and forums, though I’m sure that will improve over time. While I’m not sure why there was an inconsistency in the number of Twitter messages returned, it may have something to do with spam/duplication filters.

An Open Letter to Facebook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

With the initiative for Facebook to be open and to empower businesses to host pages that celebrate their business, offering deals and giving the community the ability to converse directly with the business or entity these pages represent, you forgot about accountability.

Get Your Social Media Story Straight | Blogging and Content.

Convince & Convert

It’s a good mix of coach-speak, highlights, community service footage, and cheerleader features. But then I pulled on a loose thread, and the Timberwolves’ messaging sweater unraveled instantly. I got hooked on the Star Tribune Twolves message board in 2002 and haven’t looked back. Although I don’t post very much at all these days, I still read the threads on Twolvescentral.com (Star Tribune kind of killed the boards) on my iPhone every day.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Look to Yelp and Forums When you get beyond social networks, the heaviest concentration of influential impressions is on ratings and reviews sites (32%), followed by discussion boards/forums at 29%. Same with the message board trolls, who are all too easy to overlook in favor of bloggers and Twitterers. They became like Mac users and spread our brand message like crazy.