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Top Five: Social networks invest in quality news

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s must-know social media news for marketing and communications professionals includes headlines about Facebook’s attempt to clean up, support for journalism from Twitter and Google, the continuing importance of links in SEO and some new, clever features from LinkedIn.

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Annual Social Media Budget Planning For Companies And Bloggers

SocMed Sean

NOTE: I originally wrote and published this article back in November of 2011 and it has generated a lot of interest over the years. 2) Listening and Engagement Tools like Hootsuite, Curata, Sprout Social, Brandwatch. The Reality Of Social Media Budget Planning.

FACE: 4 Traits To Look For When Hiring Your Social Media Community Manager

SocMed Sean

Having worked in online community management for the last 15 years, I have had the privilege of putting together some amazing teams. The roles on a digital community team varied, ranging from digital strategists, to graphic designers…and everything in-between.

Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies

SocialFish

I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association. Companies need to have procedures for terminating employees who manage company social media accounts. . Private Social Networking Platform.

6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing

Waxing UnLyrical

The Internet has made brand publishing ubiquitous. In the words of Mark Ragan , CEO of Ragan Communications, “If we tell our stories the right way, we have the ability to become legitimate publishers in our own right.”. And in today’s hyper connected world, everyone’s a publisher.

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

Every week, we blog about how to optimize your brand’s social media presence, which tools to use and what the newest updates on the major social networks mean to your brand’s way of engaging with your target group. The Community Managers (CM). 1: Organise and publish.

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

SocialFish

published it. All of those fancy auto-post social tools can lull us into a false sense of confidence. In fact, publishing your article is just the first step. Share on Facebook, Google Plus and Linkedin making you tagged every person or company you mentioned in the article.

The Psychology of Change: How We React When Our Favorite Social Networks Shift

Buffer Social

Instagram changed its logo on Wednesday, and as with almost any significant change to a popular social network, the internet was split. In a blog post the company explained: The simpler design puts more focus on your photos and videos without changing how you navigate the app.

6 Content Marketing Takeaways from 30 Days of LinkedIn Publishing

Convince & Convert

Assuming that writing is “leadership at scale,” a writer’s greatest ally is re-publishing — previously written words can often find a whole new audience. I put LinkedIn’s new publishing platform to the test. 35 published articles From 0 ? Social Media Strategy

Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need. Along the same lines, periodically, it's a good idea to take stock of your social profiles and do a little Spring Cleaning of your own. Certainly, stop sharing them to social channels.

THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LAWYERS, OR ANYONE, IS….

Myrland Marketing

The question had to do with a recommendation for the most effective online social network for lawyers. I’ve spent the past 2 years studying the Social Web in depth, even going through Certification last year because of my passion for this area. Now it’s all social media.

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities with Deep Pockets

SocialFish

——— While catching up on my reading last week, I spotted this opening sentence in a Pando Daily article : “In the fourth part of our totally unofficial, accidental series on how vertical professional social networks are changing the way industries work, we bring you…healthcare.”.

Facebook Removal of Fanpages. Community Pages.

Laurel Papworth

When you publish content or information to your Page we have no obligation to distribute your content or information to users. I teach a hub and spoke approach to social media connectivity – create a hub that YOU control, use the Facebook/Twitters/Youtubes to distribute to spokes.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. Really, many people trying to describe Online Community Managers, end up sounding like this: Others may know what Community Manager is, but don’t know exactly how much it entails.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content?

My Two-Step Secret to Making LinkedIn Your Beeyatch

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s *the* business social network to have a presence on, right? Once installed, any time you get an email from someone (or send one), it will pull up their company info and – get this – LinkedIn + social info as well. Happy Saturday!

How Companies Like Bored Panda, REI, and Vox Are Growing Their Organic Reach on Social Media

Buffer Social

Is it the end of organic reach on social media? Yes, the (average) organic reach on social media has been falling over the years. Because we’ve seen businesses, including ourselves, growing their organic reach on social media in the last few years.

YouTube and Facebook Take Different Approaches to Paying Creator Community- Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

Facebook may end large contracts for live video creation while YouTube adds a new way for the creator community to make money from their fans. Google+ surprises most and announces a few new updates, all in this week’s edition of Social You Should Know.

Facebook’s little secret…

Sherrilynne Starkie

It’s based on how I helped one company start its journey into social media by creating a Facebook secret group. The plan was that once we’d gained trust and confidence, we’d look at expanding activity across other social platforms. Originally published January 12, 2011).

Ottawa’s Twitter top 20 for 2012

Sherrilynne Starkie

All the profiles included are actually real people, not brands or companies. The list is published through Listly which means a significant difference from past lists. Featured Ottawa Social Media Twitter Facebook Lists Online Communities Social networkSherrilynne’s Ottawa Twitter top 20 lists used to feature on this blog monthly.

Are You A Business Or A Media Company?

Small Business Mavericks

A media company. We’ve talked about social media so much that I think you know how I feel about that. But what does it mean to be a media company? These include forums, blogs, community websites where industry news can be published, wikis, etc.

Google javascript Changes Put Publishers in Violation of Sponsored.

Adam Sherk

While it’s good news that Google is continuing to improve its ability to deal with JavaScript, this change also impacts the way that many publishers display sponsored links on their sites. Related posts: Does Google News Sitemaps New Format Help Publishers?

The KISS Method For Determining Social Media ROI

SocMed Sean

Unfortunately, many social media strategists get caught up in the numbers that relate specifically to social media and they forget about the numbers that are meaningful to their business. DON’T try to use Facebook as a company intranet.

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Top Posts About Social Media During 2010

Mindjumpers

Tweet A t Mindjumpers.com, we publish blog posts everyday. We believe that this is due to the fact that it can be very inspiring for brands to see how others have obtained success in building a presence on social media, and thereby gain insight into how to do so themselves.

Will Publishers Add Cross-Domain Rel=Canonical to Syndication Deals?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Will Publishers Add Cross-Domain Rel=Canonical to Syndication Deals? If you’re not familiar with rel=&# canonical&# see Publishers: Solve Tracking Code, Duplicate Content Issues with the Canonical URL Tag ). Do my publishers need to use rel=&# canonical&# ? A: We leave this up to you and your publishers.

B2B Testimonials: Seven Things to Do When Clients Won’t (or Can’t) Talk

Webbiquity SMM

Online shopping sites host reviews of products and sellers, and Angie’s List built an improbable business on ratings of household services companies. But obtaining and publishing client ratings and reviews is much more difficult in the b2b world.

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What Kind of Online Community Do You Have Behind Your Firewall?

Social Media Strategery

Unfortunately, as many have already discovered and many more will continue to discover, successful communities are dependent on many variables, from the accessibility, speed, and reliability of the technology to your community managers.

Publishing ?ontent is Half the Battle: Here is The Other Half

Writtent Blog

Publishing content is just the beginning… Start with your team. Share on all the networks. The question is not whether you should post your content on all the social networks (yes you should), but how to optimize your updates for better distribution.

How to be smart on Twitter

Sherrilynne Starkie

Twitter has gone mainstream as people, brands and organizations flock to the social network. It’s just good basic communications best practices, but you’d be amazed by how many companies and brands just keep on tweeting without linking that activity to organizational objectives. The key to realising the true value of Twitter as a communications channel lies in understanding how and why key stakeholders use the social network. Twitter for companies.

10 Easy Reasons That Justify The Use Of Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

Thanks to Nicole for sharing her insights on the topic of social media and its use in the business setting! These social media ostriches are still looking for the business justification that shows them there can be a strong ROI from engaging in social media.

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

SocMed Sean

Finding a social media professional to help you with your online activities can sometimes be a tough process. 1) How long have you been engaged in social networking and/or social media channels? 4) What social networks do you specialize in?

Qantas Airways on Twitter and the Black Face criticism

Laurel Papworth

Do online communities overreact? Qantas Airways published a photo of two fans with blacked out faces and wigs on, causing a controversy on Twitter, in spite of Radike Samo not minding at all. Staff should be backed on social media and the Community is NOT always right!

20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

Webbiquity SMM

LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network.

7 Surprising Differences Between Male and Female Millennials: Webinar Recap

Ignite Social Media

If you missed our webinar last week on the 7 surprising differences between millennial men and women and their social media usage, we’re here to give you a debrief. Read on to determine if your social media marketing strategy should shift to reach these two varying audiences.

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Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!

SocMed Sean

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at the Terms of Use pages created by various social media platforms. ” on the front page of Facebook, the company is communicating to end-users that they intend to keep Facebook a free resource for general users.

20 Ways to Generate ROI from a Corporate Blog

Webbiquity SMM

The “ROI of social media&# (or lack thereof) is a hot, and still hotly contested, topic. I summarized arguments from both sides a few months ago in The Social Media ROI Debate. The core of social media marketing efforts should be the corporate blog.

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103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. What role does social play in a brand’s overall online visibility? Social Media Today ).

From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From shared databases to communities of practice: A taxonomy of collaboratories. From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories. The types are: Distributed Research Centers, Shared Instruments, Community Data Systems, Open Community Contribution Systems, Virtual Communities of Practice, Virtual Learning Communities, and Community Infrastructure Projects. Community Data Systems. Virtual Community of Practice.

List of 8 Social Media Anti Advertising Ads

Laurel Papworth

What happens when the consumer fights back against the advertiser (using social media channels)? Now that the customer has access to most of the same channels as companies, what happens when they decide to create anti-ads? How’s your social media monitoring coming along hmm?

Mopsos - Social bookmarking as a core knowledge sharing approach for companies

Buzz Marketing for Technology

You are here: Home > November 2007 > Friday 30 > Social bookmarking as a core knowledge sharing approach for companies. Social bookmarking as a core knowledge sharing approach for companies. Yesterday, together with my colleague Ricardo Sueiras of PwC UK, we had a demo of Connectbeam the entreprise social bookmarking appliance. Connectbeam is an enterprise social networking tool using shared bookmarks and tags as a way to connect people.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter users are twice as likely to purchase from companies they follow than are Facebook users. Community manager Jen Lopez explains how SEOmoz increased its total Twitter followers by 250% to over 27,000 people. Hint: it helps to have a community manager.

7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog

ProBlogger

This week on ProBlogger we’ve been looking at the topic of building community on a blog. We started by identifying 9 benefits and 3 costs of community on a blog and then looked at 5 stages of building community on a blog. Consider a Dedicated Community Area.

The 3 Essential Components to My Online Publishing Business: Blogging, Social, and Email

ProBlogger

Whether it’s releasing a product or engaging with users on a new social network, the blogger’s task list can seem overwhelming sometimes. Recently on #blogchat we had a discussion about where social media fits into blogging. Social media.