10 Ways to Use Social Networks for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social networks are essential for expanding your web presence —not only for creating social signals now a key component in search engine rankings, which makes your website and blog easier to find in search, but also by giving you more places to be found online. Creating your profile on each of the major social networks is a first step, but just that. As with most things in life, you’ll get out of social networks what you put into them.

Parsing Social Networks

Geoff Livingston

In the era of niche social networks we are left with many choices for tools and conversations. A recent discussion on Ken Mueller’s blog about the creep factor online caused me to reflect on parsing social networks for professional success and personal enjoyment.

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How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Kikolani

Do you have a burning question you want to ask the support team at a popular social network, but you gave up because you couldn’t find the actual contact form through the endless maze of self-serve support documentation? Social Media Facebook

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. Blogging requires writing, graphic design, search engine optimization, relationship building, social promotion, and a lot more.

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.

DISCUSS: Which Social Network Sends Your Blog the Most Traffic?

ProBlogger

At PBEVENT last week I was having lunch with a group of 5 bloggers from quite different niches and for a few minutes the conversation centred around the topic of which social media sites send us the most traffic. what social media site/s sends your blog the most traffic?

Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign

Waxing UnLyrical

You might remember my telling you about this ; long story short, we were asked to provide digital support for the campaign; specifically, to engage bloggers with the goal of raising awareness for the campaign and the work that OA does to empower women around the globe.

How to Use Google+ to Update All Major Social Networks

ProBlogger

We tend to use social networks as channels that feed into each other, with certain channels for posting content and others for re-publishing it. The hub might represent a blog or Twitter feed, and all the spokes separate social media channels.

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Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Social Networking Lines Get Blurred With the unprecedented growth of Facebook, it has become the largest social networking platform by far. Is this because social networking is new? The Real Life Social Network v2 View more documents from Paul Adams.

Want to Learn How to Rock the Top 3 Social Networks?

Kikolani

It’s entitled 40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rockstar on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ – the three social networks I feel are the most important. Bloggers and businesses can both benefit from the information laid out in this post!

Thank you Google, for the Antithesis of a More Social Network

Waxing UnLyrical

But I wanted to give my bloggers a voice. The need for a social network that automatically aggregates all my “friends&# and then cuts off the irrelevant noise. Or are we in an infinite loop of growing out of social networks every five years?

Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore

Laurel Papworth

Shares Extract: George Brandis today said that “Bloggers are not Journalists” meaning they don’t need the same protection. It’s probably worth investigating the number of bloggers killed in the “Line of Duty”… Today, George Brandis Attorney General for Australia stated that “ bloggers are not journalists ” in regard to the #metadata debate (Government accessing Big Data vs Privacy debate). It’s actually Social Media.

5 Email Engagement Lessons from the Big Social Networks

ProBlogger

Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter send a significant amount of email to their users, and by examining their strategies and formats, you can learn a great deal about using email to reach your blog readers. offer social media sharing buttons.

LinkedIn Grows 53% Year-Over-Year in New Zealand

The Realtime Report

Who’s using social media in New Zealand? Nearly 95% of internet users in New Zealand accessed a social media site during November 2013, or 2.8 The top social media platforms include: Facebook, with 1.95 Blogger, with 559,000 unique visitors.

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. So why do corporate PR and social media efforts so often appear disconnected and out of sync? To be sure, some agencies and companies get it, and do an effective job integrating social media and PR efforts.

Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

www.web-strategist.com

The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? timbursch Do you think we will see a Social ID, similar to OpenID?

9 Social Media Tools Every Blogger Needs To Know About

Kikolani

Are you feeling overwhelmed by social media? 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. This is where social media tools can help. SEO and Social Media.

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

I took a look at 14 lists that have come out over the last year for the top bloggers, social media marketers, search marketers, and entrepreneurs. This list includes female bloggers that cover a huge variety of topics in the blogosphere. Arie is a social media savvy web 2.0

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Baby Blogger on Board

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. Are You Just Another Dumb Blogger? How Much Do Social Signals Play Into Google Rankings?

The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.

SocMed Sean

Not just from researching and writing articles, but form the comments/feedback that I have received and the conversations that have been sparked with others via social networks like Twitter.

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LinkedIn for Bloggers – Branding, Authority and Traffic

Kikolani

When it comes to connecting with bloggers, I usually have no problem finding their Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, and even YouTube channels. LinkedIn is the top professional social network. 6,243 results for video blogger. Developing Your Network.

PB134: How to Decide if You Should Start on a New Social Network or Medium

ProBlogger

How to Decide if a New Social Network or Medium is Right for You. Today I’m going to help you decide if you should start on that new social network or that new medium like a podcast or a YouTube channel. Is the network/medium trending up or down?

HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers

Kikolani

HootSuite offers many great features that can aid bloggers in managing their Twitter accounts for blogging uses including promotion, monitoring, keyword tracking, reputation management and more. Are you on a contributor on a multi-author blog, such as Famous Bloggers ? social media ?

Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!

SocMed Sean

The goal of a good blog should be return visitors, these are the folks that are going to share your stories with their social networks. Are you building your social network? One good way to get the attention of other bloggers is to send them links from your blog.

Can Good Social Media Customer Service Help You Grow Your Brand?

SocMed Sean

This week we welcome guest blogger is Stanna Johnson from Qwaya. Stan is an online writer and a social media enthusiast who loves to write about the latest social media trends. However, many businesses using social media to brand themselves fail to offer this staple.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics. Social Media in the Enterprise.

15 Wasteful Habits of Unproductive (and Unsuccessful) Part-Time Bloggers

Kikolani

But when you’re a part time blogger working around a full time job, taking care of the kids and/or your elderly parents, success can seem like it’s a mile away. While it’s not impossible to transform yourself from a part time blogger to a highly successful full time blogging machine (think Kristi Hines , creator of this blog and others), those blogging part time face unique challenges. Being a Part Time blogger doesn’t make you any less serious than those that blog full time.

Facebook Live Coming to Desktops, Laptops

SocialTimes Facebook

Danny Goodwin of Search Engine Journal shared this video (embedded below) from Facebook user Delilah Taylor , in which a Live Video option appeared in her status update composer while accessing the social network via desktop. Facebook Web Video bloggers Cameras Comments Danny Goodwin Delilah Taylor Desktops Do-It-Yourself Facebook Live Google Hangouts Journalists laptops Live Videos Livestreaming Media Search Engine Journal Status Updates Video Bloggers Videos Vloggers

Pinterest Basics for Bloggers

ProBlogger

Now it’s time to move on: in case you haven’t heard, Pinterest is the new rising star of social media! Pinterest is a visual social network. Shareaholic compiled a Referral Traffic Rrport that looks into various social media platforms, such as Facebook, Youtube, and so forth.

How to structure glocal communication on Social Media

Mindjumpers

In December 2013 I started writing my master thesis and teamed up with Mindjumpers because I was curious about glocalization on social media. My thesis, with the title ‘Digital Glocalization – Strategic Communication on Social Media’, investigates how global brands communicate locally on social media and which challenges glocalization on social media causes.

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media.

Successful Blogger Outreach – What to Do and What to Avoid

Kikolani

This week at Affiliate Summit West, I definitely learned some great things from the sessions, and I thought I would share one that is pertinent to my audience: blogger outreach. Blogger outreach – a powerful way to connect! Ways NOT to Do Blogger Outreach.

30 Resources and Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Business

Pamorama

Pinterest , the new social-media darling, took note of this behavior and created an easy-to-use site where people can share their interests in the form of pictures. I just started playing around with the platform, collecting images about social media and marketing and other topics. .

The Red Ocean Strategy of Miming Top Bloggers

Geoff Livingston

We see many, many novices and intermediates emulating, learning from, and trying to be a top ranked blogger. With estabished loyal readers and word of mouth mechanisms in place (social network followings and RSS subscriber bases), top bloggers are almost impossible to unseat.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below). Social Media B2B ).

Three Words That Will Speed Up Your WordPress Blog

SocMed Sean

And recent trends in social media are showing that sharing photos and images is a great way to make sure that your blog posts are getting traffic. Content Delivery Network (CDN) So what is a CDN? Images…we all love them.

Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink

SocMed Sean

As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Then, when the day is over…I spend more time researching new tools, looking into the rumors of whether company X is buying company Y, reading articles about the latest digital technology and building connections with other bloggers and social media professionals.

Cupcakes And Controversy: A Lesson In Business Social Media Etiquette

SocMed Sean

This week we welcome guest blogger Amy Stewart, Senior Manager of Social Media Strategy for Intouch Solutions & author of great Kansas City-focused blog at beyondtheplazalights.com.

Does your brand take bloggers seriously?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Brands are flocking to Facebook but are overlooking the significant opportunities and value that bloggers bring to digital marketing initiatives, according to the T echnorati 2013 Digital Influence Report. Technorati is not the voice of blogging authority that it once was, but each year the advertising network publishes a report that is required reading for internet marketers. However brands are spending 57% of their social budgets on Facebook and only six per cent on blogs.

6 Tools That Help Bloggers Manage and Monitor Their Online Reputation

Kikolani

There are many social media channels where people can spread unbased opinions about others, tag inappropiate photos, and otherwise mess with your reputation. Another brilliant tool to track your name across the web is Social Mention. This is a guest post by Per Schmitz.