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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7 Content Distribution Ideas to Proliferate Your Brand’s Reach

yMarketingMatters

Content marketing is the way to proliferate your content and your brand’s reach. You can grow your brand awareness, educate people about your industry, products and services, engage in personal dialogue with consumers, and be there to support your customers!

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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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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Brand Advocates vs Brand Adversaries – it’s a Very Thin Line!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

It saves customers who are having an issue call them Brand Adversaries and delights them into becoming a Brand Advocate while it also provides a cost reduction ROI when it comes to the call center. 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.

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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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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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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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 [.]

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!

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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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.

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.

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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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!!)

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & CommentLuv Benefits

Kikolani

Digg. A comprehensive new Digg guide – a complete how to from customizing your profile to submitting new stories, plus what is new and what is missing Digg now. 4 ways I compose posts to drive millions of pageviews through Digg – a look at the kind of content that does well on Digg. Digg vs. Reddit : interesting numbers after the new version of Digg goes live. What Digg must do to survive ? Facebook.

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.

An Early Look at Facebook Open Graph Protocol Integration on News.

Adam Sherk

News and content sites are a natural fit for participation and Facebook is encouraging news site adoption by showcasing sites that are already experimenting with it. So I thought I’d take a look at some early examples of Facebook Open Graph integration on news sites.

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Monitoring Your Company’s Brand Online with MutualMind

Bill Hartzer

Have you ever wondered what people are REALLY saying about your brand ? Imagine being able to look through the different twitter feeds and finding out what good (or bad) is being said about your brand. MutualMind helps you to find out what fans on Facebook are saying about your brand.

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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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. Granted, even with its never-ending UI changes, Facebook is easy enough to use even for technophobic grandmas.

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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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