Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

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Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class.

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What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

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Commonly referred to as the “Community Manager,&# these brand ambassadors are a company’s direct link to its customers, owning the critical responsibility to grow, shape and respond to online conversations happening around that brand. Do You Need A Community Manager?

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7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

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Thanks to books like The New Community Rules , written by yours truly, Engage , Social Media 101 , and others, social media marketing is, for the time being, going to still be on people’s minds as they discover this bright and sunny marketing opportunity.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Don’t shy away from giving your community the information needed to find you elsewhere both online and offline. Let it be posted on every social platform of choice and then watch as it seeds through other communities (which is likely to happen and shows that your marketing is viral).

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Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

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Why not just establish some sort of conversion goal from the web on your own site (blog or www) as hub and create a social segmentation, establish process to campaign tag special links / promos and set everything else as a KPI (community size, engagement events).

Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags

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According to the official source : Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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The following five case studies lend insight into how B2B marketers can use social media to generate leads, create specialized communities, improve SEO, become knowledge sources, and strengthen marketing campaigns. The team focused on creating communities for NYC professionals, which resulted in a @RegusNYC Twitter feed and a Facebook Page. But to kick things up a notch, it built a community for supply chain management specialists to congregate.

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Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

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aggregate sentiment, conversation heatmaps), Metrics to spot influencers in a community (e.g. Crowd Behavior Businesses have tried to artificially stimulate a conversation by meddling in their own communities or creating artificial hype.

What's the R.O.I.? A Framework for Social Analytics

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link] Social Media Marketing for Travel Brands and much more… | Best of the Week | Position² Blog [.] blog comments powered by Disqus SUBSCRIBE ABOUT ME Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group , a research-based advisory firm.

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Chasing the Human Web

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Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Chasing the Human Web Written on October 11, 2009 by Justin Levy in chrisbrogan , community , guest post , human web , social media , web 2.0

List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

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Awareness Networks, Social Marketing Hub an enterprise class community platform has launched their own tool that has Facebook, youtube, flickr, Twitter, and of course connect with their own community features.

What to Consider When Building an In-House Social Media Team

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Even our own community manager at Mashable Mashable , Vadim Lavrusik , advocates hiring evangelists. Stats are crucial in not only measuring performance or ROI, but also in understanding your community and what they respond to, what works for them,&# says Lavrusik. “At Dell we send interested employees back to school: Social Media social media and Communities University,&# says Bridge. Travel + Leisure" Arrives on the iPad Facebook and Electronic Arts Sign Soc.

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The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

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Blog Comments (The blog is on WordPress) Disqus This is what I use to manage comments here at Convince & Convert. I’ve seen my average number of comments increase since I moved to Disqus.

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What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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B2C and B2B companies were just as likely to be monitoring user reviews (B2B: 49%, B2C: 51%) and manage a community dedicated to customers (B2B: 49%, B2C: 51%). She says that PayPal simply can’t know all of the potential APIs and feature requests its developer community wants and needs in order for them to build applications and products on its platform. View More » Entertainment "Travel + Leisure" Arrives on the iPad Facebook and Electronic Arts Sign Soc.

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How a Small New York City Hotel Put Itself on the Map through.

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Twitter, he says, “became my way of talking with a community of people.&# The word of mouth has traveled, because Pamela Slim learned about the hotel from Jonathan. More importantly, they’ve created a go-to place or space for community.

A Brief History Of Social Media

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BBSes had social discussions on message boards, community-contributed file downloads, and online games. The Well was a Bay Area BBS that evolved into an ISP and web community. Digg gives people a constant, community-filtered stream of potent & engaging content. You hit every step of the turns and travels all the way to the pot of gold of social media as it is today. Seemed like such community and vibrance. alanbleiweiss Disqus sucks.

With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal > With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme by Tamar Weinberg on March 31, 2008 Share As I was traveling on my last of three conferences, Chris Kieff tagged me on the 4×4 meme that’s going around. I’ve traveled more than ever before. Building my first online community 4.

Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags

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How Young is Too Young?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Some even boast high rankings and good sized communities. It took me 6 months to acquire a good amount of traffic and cultivate a community on my blog and the same goes for any new blogger. I had my first blog in 2000 where I did daily entries on my cross-country travels.

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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B2C and B2B companies were just as likely to be monitoring user reviews (B2B: 49%, B2C: 51%) and manage a community dedicated to customers (B2B: 49%, B2C: 51%). She says that PayPal simply can’t know all of the potential APIs and feature requests its developer community wants and needs in order for them to build applications and products on its platform.

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

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I’m also seeing developers launch their own connection tools –expect this to be commodity technology as Disqus , Echo , and other aggregators bring the conversation right back to the corporate website in real time.

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

These scenarios come to fruition in spontaneous communities, on social networks, and other self-service tools – all thanks to the availability of low cost technology and access to the world wide web. People are different, communities are different and marketers/brands are different.

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Top 10 Reputation Tracking Tools Worth Paying For

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The first is TruCast, which is a comprehensive solution for social media analysis and participation used by enterprises who want to track, analyze and participate in social media communities.

100 Media Monitoring Tools for PR

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YackTrack currently supports Blogger/Blogspot, Digg, Disqus, FriendFeed, Google Blog Search, Google Reader, Identi.ca, IntenseDebate, Mixx, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Technorati, Twitter, TypePad/MoveableType and WordPress blogs.

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Brand Monitoring, Social Analytics, Social Insights

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They don’t want to end up being trilobites and have become part of a larger system: Recent acquisitions include Scoutlabs+Lithium(community), Filtrbox+Jive(Community), Techrigy+Alterian(WCM) and others.

First Look: Starbucks Digital Network Is Here

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“The vision,&# he says, “is for Starbucks Digital Network to be a digital version of the community cork board that’s in all of our stores.&# My Neighborhood: Starbucks is adamant about creating a localized experience to connect customers with the community around the store. Community fare includes local news from Patch and a look at nearby DonorsChoose.org classroom projects that could benefit from small contributions.

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HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers

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These “super influencers&# drive an even higher share of conversion — on average influencing 30% or more of all conversions on marketers’ sites just by recommending a brand’s products, content, or promotions to their online communities.

50 Ways to use Social Media, listed by Objective « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

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Collectual these folks own social media budgets: LIST [link] in reply to spicedawg56 1 week ago « Community Platform Pricing for New Clients Scorecard: Should Startups Have Community Managers? Of course, the first thing to do is to first understand how your community uses social technologies, start by using this free social technographics profile generator. Build community platforms around real communities of shared interest.

3 Tips for Maximizing Engagement With Facebook Likes and Shares

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Most people associate authentication with registration or log-in, but the process can be woven into a variety of social activities, from sharing to community features, creating far more opportunities for any site to make that connection. blog comments powered by Disqus More Subscription Options » Twitter RSS Top 6 Today 1 10 Amazing Android Photographs 2 35 Entertaining 404 Error Pages 3 Photo Finish: TwitPics Capture the New York Cit.

Social Media in Action: Twitter and Emergency Response | Social.

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Development Social Media Social Media in Action: Twitter and Emergency Response Tue, Sep 23, 2008 Social Media If you were reading the news or traveling by plane today, you probably already know about the JetBlue evacuation of JFK airport in New York today.

Why You Should Have a Secondary Twitter Account

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

With Twitter being so incredibly large and vast, there are different types of mini-communities. I started following people who wrote or commented on the SEO blogs to develop my own Twitter community. They do in fact have different communities and follower.

7 Traits of Highly Effective Viral Videos

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Videos that have a completely unplanned “wow&# element to them definitely travel far in social circles. 12484 SUBSCRIBERS FOLLOWERS Lijit Search Read more about The New Community Rules Get Techipedia on your iPhone or iPod touch!

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Announcing the Newest Social Media Prince

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I recently wrapped up writing a book on social media marketing for individuals to large businesses entitled The New Community Rules ( Amazon link ) and the book is slated for a late June/early July release. Digg Diigo Disqus Dopplr Facebook Fetch Flickr FriendFeed gdgt Google Reader Identi.ca

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

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Blog Comments (The blog is on WordPress) Disqus This is what I use to manage comments here at Convince & Convert. There are some elements of Disqus I don’t like, especially that it doesn’t always play nice with other plug-ins, but it does make commenting easier and faster for most of you who already have a Disqus account. I’ve seen my average number of comments increase since I moved to Disqus.

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In Time of Social Media Crisis – How Do You Respond?

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Posted by Sara Hansson Sep 22nd, 2010 Tweet As part of people’s digital identity, we join communities and groups that are relevant to us and to our interests. Nestlé – A worst case senario We all know how fast scandals are traveling.

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

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Atom : Web feeds are used by the blogging community to share recent entries’ headlines, full text, and even attached multimedia files. Disqus Comments : Disqus Comments is a comment system and moderation tool for a Web site or blog.

Government Use of Social Media - "In Addition to," Not "In Lieu of.

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community? blog comments powered by Disqus « Previous Entries Next Entries » Popular Comments Featured Tags Identify the Right People to Manage Your Social Media Initiatives The Evolution of the Social Media Evangelist Twenty Theses for Government 2.0,

Advice for a New Internet Marketer (or How to Spot Internet.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Users submit timely news articles to Sphinn, and the community votes up the best stories to appear on the front page. SEOmoz PRO : SEOmoz PRO features a rich library of informative guides, a myriad of tools, and a strong active and close-knit community. Word travels.

Social Media Chat Tuesday, July 21st

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I Will Not Write About Old Spice

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Mpace I will not comment about anything Old Spice – f'ing brilliant [link] adamcohen lol – Thanks Mike blog comments powered by Disqus Connect About Adam Adam is a partner at the digital agency Rosetta, leading the Social Media practice.