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ProBlogger FAQ: How Long Should Posts Be?

ProBlogger

If you have any you’d like me to answer, I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below. They mentioned the correlations companies like Moz and serpIQ have found between long-form content and search result placement, and also number of backlinks.

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4 Steps to Drive Sales with a Social FAQ | Blogging and Content.

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I also like to look at search data, both the searches that people are conducting about your company on Google ( use this free keyword tool ), (insert Google keyword tool screen shot) and the searches conducted on your Web site (assuming you have a search function). Not in a “here’s our FAQ&# way, but in a vigorous, social media way. You need some clue about lighting, somebody in your company that’s decent on camera, and a loose script.

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Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Community Managers are the voice of the brand, but their role varies across companies. There are no set list of rules or guidelines which can a make a successful community, but all successful communities have a common ingredient – a good Community Manager.

Change or Die | Fast Company

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Fast Company. Connect with Fast Company. The companys top executives had invited the most farsighted thinkers they knew from around the world to come together in New York and propose solutions to some really big problems. CEOs are supposedly the prime change agents for their companies, but theyre often as resistant to change as anyone -- and as prone to backsliding. Comment. Comment: Special Editions ? Question suggested by Fast Company staff.

Is Your Social Strategy Proactive or Reactive | Social Media.

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February 23rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Is your social media program about asking, or answering? there’s a schism coming in social media between companies using it for marketing, and companies using it for customer service and CRM. Sample tactics include writing blog posts, sending promotional tweets, creating and posting videos, and blog commenting. Kudos also to the value contributed by your readers in their comments.

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

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Ultimately, this will make for stronger companies. But meanwhile, you need to recognize that the ire you direct at the customer that DARED to slam you in a blog comment is wholly misplaced. A negative comment at least gives you the opportunity to find it, learn from it, and perhaps even turn disappointment into approval with fancy customer service dance moves. One of the most fascinating comment threads ever.

Please Help Me Pick a New Look For My Blog

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We’ve added Disqus as the commenting system. I’d sure appreciate if you could vote in the poll, and if you have comments about particular elements of the designs, please do sound off. As another comment noted, it anchors the header better. link] Social Email Guy Voted 3 before seeing comments. Comment. Regarding comments about the search box location, I'm used to a left or central location on search engines (Google, Yahoo, etc.),

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

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When I discuss this concept with companies, however, too often I hear something in the realm of “we don’t know what to provide our customers that would be helpful.&# Because helpfulness hasn’t historically been looked at as a marketing objective (tons of great stuff about this umbrella concept in Scott Stratten’s forthcoming new book UnMarketing – buy it ), identifying areas where help could be provided isn’t in the DNA of most companies – yet.

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

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The Best Advice Has No Shelf Life April 13th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Who Influenced You? Just leave a comment below about who influenced you and why and you could win.

4 Detective Tricks to Find Your Customers in Social Media | Social.

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Companies should follow, not lead, their customers across the social Web. Rapleaf is better for larger companies. Let me hear about it: View Comments | Subscribe To This Blog | Sign Up For Our Newsletter Share This Post: Similar Posts That You Might Enjoy: Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps Why Social Supports Email in the Interactive Marketing Hub Blastoff for My New Social Media Newsletter [link] Danny Brown Great tips, Mr Baer.

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

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March 9th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Are you treating social media like a checklist? A recent study by Econsultancy called “ The Value of Social Media &# shows that companies are overwhelmingly using the “Big 4″ of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Linkedin for their social media efforts. Somebody’s “strange&# social network is someone else’s potentially thriving customer community.

Why You're the Key to Social Media Success

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New research from White Horse of 104 companies found that in 86% of companies, executives are not using social media. Would a company launch a major television campaign if the CEO had never watched TV? Never Heard Of It This is of course a situation that is most acute in B2B, where White Horse found that 60% of companies either have low executive interest in social media, or have modest interest but a lack of education. A B2B software company, or Skittles?

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

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The Social Impact of Friendships and Lies February 9th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Do you trust me? Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

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

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The Science of Inequality – Finding Your Influential Customers April 28th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Does social media breed inequality?

Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps | Blogging and.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps April 6th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Sure, social media takes a lot of time, but probably not as much time as you think.

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

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February 25th, 2010 |Written By: Susan Baier | View Comments Tweet Guest post from Susan Baier, a 20-year marketing strategy veteran with an MBA in Entrepreneurship. Her company Audience Audit provides strategic marketing support and audience segmentation research that helps organizations understand their customers better. According to Jamie Grove, the company’s Director of Evil Schemes and Nefarious Plans (i.e. Marketing), ThinkGeek is “all about serving our community.

6 Required Competencies for Social Organizations | Conferences and.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 6 Required Competencies for Social Organizations February 24th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Now, marketing is the center of American business.

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

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June 2nd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Is the interconnected Web bringing us together, or making us all distracted voyeurs? Want to know what your friends are reading and commenting upon? Let me hear about it: View Comments | Subscribe To This Blog | Sign Up For Our Newsletter Share This Post: Similar Posts That You Might Enjoy: 4 Detective Tricks to Find Your Customers in Social Media Is Social Conversation a Myth? Thanks for the comment.

3 Reasons Email is the Coolest Vampire Today

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 3 Reasons Email is the Coolest Vampire Today July 8th, 2010 |Written By: Jeff Rohrs | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Jeff Rohrs , who heads up the Marketing Research & Education Team at ExactTarget.

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It's Time for Real-Time

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Amber is Director of Community for Radian6 , co-proprietor of the influential Brass Tack Thinking blog (formerly Altitude Branding), a cool mom, a motivating force, and a hell of a flautist). We reconfigured our companies to accommodate phone. Not just the big companies, but the every companies. DJ Waldow Director of Community, Blue Sky Factory @djwaldow [link] DJ Waldow As I wrote on Brass Tack Thinking, I have the chills.

5 Facebook Marketing Tips for Agencies

agora pulse

As Facebook has evolved from a “nice-to-have” to a “must-have” business tool, many companies employ agencies to dedicate the time required to manage their Facebook presence and market their products. Let me know in the comments below!

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Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? | E.

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August 25th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Today’s post is a collaboration with Clinton Bonner , community connectivity expert, futurist, and blogger at Everything to Everything. Starbucks could use their SDN to reinvent themselves as a key member of any local community, and not as a coffeehouse, but as the best-possible advertising platform available in every city and town in the country. Anonymous Hi Kailashiyer, thanks for the comment.

22 Exceptional Business Blogging Guides, Tips & Tactics

Webbiquity SMM

Why the Company Blog is More Important Than You Think by Business2Community. This presentation from Billy Mitchell and the team at MLT Creative covers the benefits of blogging, how to keep company politics out of business blogging (“Everything starts with strategy.

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9 Antidotes to the Facebook Algorithm Squeeze

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These are posts that inspire back-and-forth discussion in the comments and posts that you might want to share and react to—whether that’s a post from a friend seeking advice, a friend asking for recommendations for a trip, or a news article or video prompting lots of discussion.”

Best Trans Dating Sites & Apps for Transgender

SocialFish

Because most people in the society are probably prejudiced and have socially construed ideas of what constitutes gender and sex, the Transgender community has had difficulties finding love, and most of them are probably still in the closet.

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Is Your Twitter Addiction Paying Off

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Is Your Twitter Addiction Paying Off June 17th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Twitter can suck you in to a vortex of counter-productivity like one bite of that KFC Double Down sandwich.

Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News

Waxing UnLyrical

If not, Google offers a comprehensive FAQ on getting included in the news search engine. Please let me know in the comments. Sign out Leave your comment here. Mark as read Approve comment Great points! Reply Rate Up div.livefyre-comment).removeClass(livefyre-hidden)"

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Don’t Be Scared Be Prepared – How to Manage a Social Media Crisis

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Somebody sending a mean tweet about your company doesn’t constitute a crisis. When the company does not know any more than the public about what’s going on. A social media crisis has a potentially material impact on the company overall. Create a Crisis FAQ.

Book Review: Optimize

Webbiquity SMM

It’s also crucial to optimize content produced by customer service (FAQ’s, common how-to guides), HR, and subject matter experts in field consulting, engineering and sales for search.

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How Do I Keep My Facebook Group Alive?

agora pulse

It’s important to let people know it’s your company that runs and manages it. Keep your Facebook group active with weekly threads and engage members by asking them to comment. Viewers can react and comment in real time just like on a Facebook live.

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Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Here, Ann Smarty contributes a guest post on best practices in guest posting, from planning your approach and brainstorming topics to following through by responding to comments. 5 Reasons Why You Should Respond to Every Comment by Daily Blog Tips. comment again later.&#.

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Influencer Marketing for Small Business: 7 Steps to Finding the Right Influencers (+ Free Templates!)

Later

For example, with an influencer partnership, you could be aiming to improve your follower growth, boost your engagement on a branded hashtag, build a stronger community, or generate more leads to your website to make more sales. . Tip #1: Pay Attention to Your Instagram Comments .

How Do I Keep My Facebook Group Alive?

agora pulse

It’s important to let people know it’s your company that runs and manages it. Keep your Facebook group active with weekly threads and engage members by asking them to comment. Viewers can react and comment in real time just like on a Facebook live.

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105 Types of Content to Fill Up Your Editorial Calendar

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These are their own words—a form of word of mouth—that you use to inspire interest in your company, products, or services. Company News. Your company is ever-changing. Even silly, simple news can help your customers feel a connection with your company. Company Goals.

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Social Media Automation Rules No Brand Should Break

Sprout Social

You still need to check in on messages and your community. When we talk about automation, we’re talking about scheduling posts, sending out company content promotion on a regular schedule and having keyword alerts set up. Comments or likes on Instagram posts.

Ultimate Guide to Instagram For Fashion

Later

A fashion-forward Instagram strategy can drive traffic, make sales, and attract a loyal community of followers. Shoppers are no longer limited to searching for an outfit by scrolling through endless studio photos on a company’s website.

105 Ideas to Add to Your Editorial Calendar

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These are their own words—a form of word of mouth—that you use to inspire interest in your company, products, or services. Company News. Your company is ever-changing. Even silly, simple news can help your customers feel a connection with your company. Company Goals.

100 Examples of Corporate Social Media Policies

Koka Sexton

The following table contains the names of over 100 companies and organization that have published their Employee Social Media Policies or Guidelines online… The left side column is the name of the organization, and it is linked to their organizational or corporate home page. Press FAQ.

The Complete Guide to Instagram Ads: A Step-by-Step Guide to Advertising on Instagram

Buffer Social

Chapter 6: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Helpful Tips : A short section to answer some questions you might have about Instagram ads. For example, here’s the naming convention that HubSpot uses : Company Department | Content/Offer/Asset Being Advertised | Date | Name of Creator.

47 Things to Tweet That Will Electrify Twitter Engagement

Rebekah Radice

And conversation is what attracts customers, encourages comments, and builds rapport. If you’re a brand or agency, use tailored trends to find a cause or topic important to your company. This works in multiple ways: Builds community rapport. Like, comment, retweet!