NBC Targets Local Markets on the New Digg

Adam Sherk

This is particularly appealing for publishers with content that may be of interest to specific audiences as opposed to the wider Digg user base. In my post on news sites on the new Digg I noted that NBC has created a series of city-specific profiles to target local markets.

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Auto-Post Your Blog Posts to Digg « Saying It Social

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Auto-Post Your Blog Posts to Digg The new Digg lets you set it up so that your blog posts will auto post to Digg! All you have to do is log in to Digg then go to your Settings and click on the menu item to “Import Feeds&#. We are doing this now, which is why you are about to see a bunch of random numbers and letters:-) Thanks for verifying us, Digg!

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Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down

Adam Sherk

The rise of Reddit and the steady decline of Digg have been well documented. Anecdotally we’ve all seen Reddit gain in prominence at a time when Digg has struggled to maintain its relevancy. Conversely Digg dropped from 31+ million in 2009 down to 4.6

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Why Nobody Should Buy Digg ?» Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Yesterday, Brian Clark over at Copyblogger wrote that Digg is dead. You know, for awhile, I was giving Digg the benefit of the doubt. Of course, when it came to the bury brigade , Digg never acknowledged those emails, neither by stating that there was a bury brigade or not.

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23 Reactions to the New Digg, and It's Not Good » Techipedia.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Since the Digg submission of my story was already buried , I sincerely hope that Digg listens to what their community members have to say. By trying to make Digg more social, it really became less social. Michael via Twitter ) [Today is] the day that Digg died. Digg 3.0

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What Could Kill Google and Facebook

Webbiquity SMM

A potential Google killer , Facebook killer or even Twitter killer may not do it with superior technology, but simply with a better user experience. Facebook. One of the biggest complaints about Facebook is of course its constantly changing interface , and its convoluted privacy settings have also repeatedly come under fire (as have changes to its privacy settings ). Granted, even with its never-ending UI changes, Facebook is easy enough to use even for technophobic grandmas.

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Sharing is how you build a Brand

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a recent BusinessWeek article featuring Tony Hsieh from Zappos – they closed with a quote from Tony “Sharing is how we build our brand.&# You need to put out a steady stream of content to build your brand. Share this on Facebook. Digg this!

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How to Use Social Media for Personal Branding

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Social Media > How to Use Social Media for Personal Branding How to Use Social Media for Personal Branding by Tamar Weinberg on April 1, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Dan Schawbe l.

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Social Media Marketing Without Brand Awareness Can Kill You.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Such was the case for this Digg story , which compared multiple web hosting companies and watched as these hosts handled the traffic spikes that resulted from the Digg effect. Digg is predominantly full of young male technology enthusiasts, whereas Netscape is more political in nature.

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11 Common Mistakes That People Make With Their Personal Brands.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

People often brand themselves as an expert in a field or an authority on a topic, but are careless with the way they present themselves, calling into question their expertise, and injecting doubt into the minds of potential customers. where I speak and share all things branding??

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Digital PR: Finding Brand Ambassadors

Proactive Report

In the last post 10 Tips to Increase Earned Media the first tip was to find and partner with brand ambassadors. What exactly is a brand ambassador? You need to find people or groups who already love and support your brand and would be delighted to forward your message. Facebook.

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Facebook Advertising for Dummies (Wiley)

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Whether you’re on the Facebook home page, reading comments on a friends’ Walls, or playing your favorite Facebook game, you have probably noticed at least one advertisement running on the right hand side on the page. Share this on Facebook. Digg this!

Could AT&T kill the iPhone Brand?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Could Apple’s decision to sell exclusively through AT&T be the very decision that kills there brand? My advice to Google and the brand group at Android is this – stop advertising the phone and start creating exclusive apps that only are available on the Android platform. Digg this!

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BP Facebook Sentiment

Firebelly

Main | Jakes Take: Comcast Cares & You Can Too » May 27, 2010 BP Facebook Sentiment I spent some time evaluating sentiment towards BP on Facebook based on the number of 'pro' and 'con' pages.

An Open Letter to Facebook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

While Facebook is introducing new developments, they are losing sight of the old issues that are mostly “broken&# or that have not yet been addressed. Dear Facebook, I’ve been your buddy since you were open to a handful of select universities and were called thefacebook.com.

3 Easy Ways To Make Your Facebook Page More Welcoming

Firebelly

Below are three easy ways to make your brand's Facebook page instantly appear more welcoming. Don't appear to be using your Facebook page as a one-way broadcast medium.

Are Twitter Followers Better Than Facebook Fans?

Idaconcpts

Online marketers are always experimenting on how to deliver the most effective messages across Twitter and Facebook. They are seeking to understand what causes their opt-in recipients to connect better with their brands. will be more likely to recommend a brand. Digg this!

5 Helpful Facebook Places for Business Articles

Firebelly

How To Use Facebook Places For Your Business Want to have your own business show up within Facebook Places? For companies that have a physical location it makes sense to have a Facebook Place in order to track the people who are stopping by your store, office, or venue.

Which News Sites Have the Most Valuable Facebook Pages?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Which News Sites Have the Most Valuable Facebook Pages? by Adam Sherk on May 17, 2010 Maintaining a Facebook Page is now a fundamental part of most news organizations’ social media presence.

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How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

After all, Facebook could eat the web. In fact, you’re likely spotting the shift; instead of companies posting their URLs on television commercials, they’re asking their followers to join them on Facebook. Don’t use a Facebook Group.

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Ball Memorial Hospital's Facebook Nightmare

Firebelly

The woman voiced her complaint on Facebook and on Ball Memorial Hospitals Facebook page. Others rallied around her and began posting comments on the Ball Memorial Hospital Facebook page as well.

35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Facebook is an extraordinary phenomenon. Also included are a few posts from Facebook proponents, and skeptics, to help you determine if you even really need to be concerned with any of this — or if your social media marketing efforts might be best directed elsewhere. Facebook Marketing Tips and Tactics. How to set up a Facebook fan page that works by Direct Creative Blog. How to Better Engage Facebook Fan Page ‘Fans’ by Social Media Examiner. Facebook SEO.

Creating Passionate Customers: Brand Evangelism and What it Means.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Engagement in a process called brand evangelism is one beneficial strategy to get your brand known and to help spread your message. In a brand evangelism strategy, you’d take note of those who feel good about what you are doing: they already represent your target audience.

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36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook. Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. Facebook Marketing Tips and Guides. Branding & Engagement, pt. Digg this!

Dear Facebook Friends, You're Doing it Wrong

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Facebook, originally known as thefacebook.com, was a service that connected college students to their classmates and to friends in other universities. If you do so on Facebook, your account will likely be terminated especially if Facebook receives reports of misrepresentation.

Is User Generated Content building a Wall between your Brand and your Customer?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Now take that same dynamic and put that in front of your brand. The dynamic I am pointing out exists for most brands today B2C and B2B brands. They quantity of conversations are growing every day about your brand (at Avaya our brand mentions have increased 5 fold in 18 months!!)

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Facebook & India

The Marketing Blog

47 pm Facebook & India Jump to Comments This is a statistical post, which collates data from various blog-posts, press-releases and news sites. The objective is to analyze the usage trends for one of the biggest sites on the Internet – Facebook and world’s second most populous country – India. India has always been a vital country for Facebook’s growth plans. Last month Facebook had announced the opening of their India office in Hyderabad.

Facebook vs Twitter (A Comparison)

The Marketing Blog

02 am Facebook vs Twitter (A Comparison) Jump to Comments With over 40,000 tweets per minute and new-user registration growth rate of 1500%, you would expect Twitter to give a close fight to the social networking giant Facebook. I was just testing uberVU , a paid social media analytics service for doing a comparison between Twitter & Facebook and the results that it shows are quite interesting to say the least.

The Unfortunate Investment of Social Media (and its Consequences)

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Here’s a screenshot of a story that became popular with a whopping 235 Diggs. It was taken the night of January 28, 2008 (approximately 11PM EST): While Digg typically allowed stories to hit the front page within 80-120 votes (the latter being more rare than normal), it’s now requiring almost double the number. This is a Digg submission from August 17th: The problem is quite evident that the most dedicated and seasoned users are feeling the brunt of the impact.

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3 Ways to Analyze Facebook Fan Page Traffic «

The Marketing Blog

Home About In the Media Building a People Centric Organization A Study on How Business Entities in India are Using Facebook September 7, 2010.5:43 43 pm 3 Ways to Analyze Facebook Fan Page Traffic Jump to Comments NOTE : I had recently scribbled my thoughts on Facebook Insights for India’s growing B2B marketing community www.paulwriter.com. When it comes to Facebook, the social networking platform is no different.

Facebook Fans Mean Business (And Are More Likely to Buy)

Firebelly

51% of Facebook fans said they are more likely to purchase from at least a few brands they are fans of on Facebook. 60% said that being a Facebook fan of a brand would cause them to be more likely to recommend that brand to a friend.

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Will Facebook replace your B2B Marketing email system?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I want to roll the clock back a few weeks to the announcement of an initiative by Facebook called – Project Titan. Well first that means that Facebook will issue 400 Million email account – which is no small feat. This is clearly an all out war between Facebook and Google.

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How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Marketers love Facebook. The best place you can place your brand on Facebook is through a Facebook Page (that’s with a capital “P&# , not to be confused with your personal Profile). SEO for Facebook Pages Your Page is visible to search engines!

Facebook and India

The Marketing Blog

47 pm Facebook and India Jump to Comments Our team recently made a visual presentation which talks about ‘Facebook’ and its penetration in India. We hope you would like it If you have any questions about the presentation or running a business and wanting to explore the potential of ‘Facebook’ feel free to get in touch with us. Alltop Social Media said: Facebook and India [link] Social-Media.alltop [.]

YouTube Tuesday: Checking In With Facebook Places

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Firebelly at Blog Indiana | Main | 5 Helpful Facebook Places for Business Articles » August 24, 2010 YouTube Tuesday: Checking In With Facebook Places People are calling it a FourSquare killer.

Does Google Want Brands in Your Social Circle?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Does Google Want Brands in Your Social Circle? Johanna said she could understand why brands would want to connect with users through Social Search, but that Google had developed it with individuals in mind, not companies.

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100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media | chrisbrogan.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media. Branding one’s self in an online environment built on entropy and go-baby-go is difficult at best, and impossible if you forget to take your happy pills. If you like this one, please don’t hesitate to stumble, blog, digg, bookmark, and otherwise promote the hell out of this. But most people who want to develop a personal brand do. Build RSS outposts on Facebook. Use Digg, StumbleUpon, Del.icio.us

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Why your AdWords Landing Pages Should Match your Brand

Idaconcpts

Your overall landing page design should include at least a version of your general branding – if your site and brand is in navy blue then include this as part of your landing pages. Share this on Facebook. Digg this!

Fans With Benefits: Add Value On Your Facebook Page

Firebelly

People are on Facebook to primarily interact with their family and friends - not your brand. Use Facebook Insights to monitor and measure how people are responding to your content. I think the Walgreens Facebook Page does a fantastic job of this.

Want to Friend Me on Facebook? Please Use My Public Page or.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal , Social Media > Want to Friend Me on Facebook? Please Use My Public Page or LinkedIn Instead Want to Friend Me on Facebook? If You Insist Upon Using Facebook Let’s face it.

Mixxing In, and Why Early Adoption is Important: A Review of the.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It’s about time that I bring the dialogue here since it’s evident that I’m already starting to grow fond of the brand new social network. Already, however, it’s gaining momentum among “Digg refugees&# and folks who don’t feel comfortable on other social networks. Social Desire November 30, 2007 at 5:26 pm Don’t Digg? Then Mixx, Instead » Small Business SEM December 3, 2007 at 9:40 pm Think Digg Has Jumped The Shark?

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Hook A Facebook Fan Up: They're Looking For Discounts

Firebelly

I also promised to share results from that report regarding why people become fans of businesses on Facebook in a future post. The number one reason people "fan" businesses on Facebook? Have you experimented with discounts and promotions on your Facebook page?

Facebook will surge ahead in India

The Marketing Blog

45 pm Facebook will surge ahead in India Jump to Comments I was just reading an interesting news-story, published in today’s edition of Economic times. It compares Facebook & Orkut in India. The story which quotes data from Vizisense.com , predicts that inside 7 months Facebook should be able to overtake Orkut. If you trackback to 2005-2006, you hadn’t even heard about Facebook.