12 Solid Stats Surrounding Social Networking (Plus Four  Timely Tips)

Webbiquity SMM

Though it’s dangerous to assume anything about leadership in the social networking space (Facebook overtook MySpace as the biggest social network less than a decade ago , after all), the landscape does seem to have matured and stabilized somewhat at this point.

Which social network would you quit?

Sherrilynne Starkie

If you had to quit one social network, which would it be? Six people would leave the most popular of social networks. It can be pretty lonely there with little activity or real engagement. Many people fail to find value in participating in these two networks.

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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Prioritize the Top Social Networks for Your Business with These 5 Easy Steps

Pam Moore

When it comes to digital marketing, social media and branding, it is no different. ” Unfortunately, there are far too many “experts” online touting that you must be on every new shiny object and social network. Stop only playing around with the social networks.

What drives participation in a social network?

Direct Marketing Observations

If you’re a social media consultant like Jay Baer , or a larger organization like Accenture for instance, one of the constant constants in social media is the amount of education required to get people all on the same page, before anything can really be accomplished.

Start a Fire in Your Social Network

SocialFish

Just conducted a fun webinar last week for the nice peeps at Higher Logic, on engagement in your online community. This is a small snapshot of the extensive information we teach in our Private Community Management Program – sign up for the wait list here.

Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Social Networking Lines Get Blurred With the unprecedented growth of Facebook, it has become the largest social networking platform by far. Is this because social networking is new? The Real Life Social Network v2 View more documents from Paul Adams.

Four Points to Remember When Adopting a New Social Network

Waxing UnLyrical

While I haven’t given in to the craze yet, it’s impossible to ignore its meteoric rise in the world of social media, not just within our industry but in mainstream adoption. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you develop a strategy for social networks, both new and old.

Monetization: Social Network Advertising

Laurel Papworth

Social Media Monetization is becoming THE hot issue in online community chatter. Looking more closely, the ComScore data show that the average pricing for online ads exclusive of social-networking sites, namely Facebook and MySpace, would be much higher, about $2.99

Social Networking Spam – 5 Rules for Marketers

Convince & Convert

Josh Mackey is General Manager at PeekAnalytics , a Social Audience Measurement Platform. There has been a lot of talk recently about social networking spam – inactive and bogus accounts on social platforms. Social Networking Spam - You Are What You Tweet.

Social Networking Spam – 5 Rules for Marketers

Convince & Convert

Josh Mackey is General Manager at PeekAnalytics , a Social Audience Measurement Platform. There has been a lot of talk recently about social networking spam – inactive and bogus accounts on social platforms. Social Networking Spam - You Are What You Tweet.

Social Networking Online and Non-Profit Organizations | Freelance.

Freelance Social Media

Non-profits see online social media as an inexpensive way to build relationships, increase involvement, and help out with publicity and education efforts. YouTube (46.5%) and Twitter (43.2%) were cited as alternate social networking tools.

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).

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.

[WEBINAR] Start a Fire in Your Social Network

SocialFish

Join me for a webinar about winning community management strategies, hosted by Higher Logic on Thursday May 16 at 2 pm ET. We all know launching a private social network is much easier than developing an actual community of participants who are connected, active and engaged.

7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

My friend (and client, but he’s a friend first) Shashi Bellamkonda is, I think, genetically-wired to try and talk about new things – no doubt why he’s Network Solutions’ “social media swami,&# and he mentioned it. It really is a community.

The Top 20 Health and Fitness Social Networks

Direct Marketing Observations

The offshoot of this has been that I have been paying a lot of attention to the health and fitness social space. With that being said, in my opinion, here are the best social networks for health and fitness that I’ve found. Sort of SOP for a lot of social fitness sites.

Social Networks to help that Summer Fitness Routine

Firebelly

For those who are in the same boat and need a little extra help starting their summer fitness routine (before summer is officially over) here are some social networks that offer an extra push, no matter what your workout style. Want to explore even more social fitness networks?

Use Instagram to Create Visual Engagement

Mindjumpers

The Facebook-owned mobile photo editing and sharing network Instagram has been around since October 2010 and by April 2012, the platform had 30 million users worldwide. How Threadless Engages its Community on Instagram. How to Create Engagement Through Facebook Timeline.

Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In October of last year, I launched an online community called Agree, Disagree, or Qualify. Building an online community doesn’t happen overnight. Discussion builds communities. The community builds upon itself by testing claims and commenting on those claims. The more discourse that takes place, the more others engage and the larger the community becomes. Feminist,” “terrorist” or “conservative,” on the other hand, carry social weight.

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

I first got into “social media” somewhere around eight years ago – first for my own interest and then – soon after – as part of my job. Like many other people at the time, I was interested in the humanizing effect that social media could have for companies.

Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Insights using these 5 Strategies

Pam Moore

Have you ever thought about the quality of the human connections you make via social media? Marketers must use the data and social media insights to connect in a more human way. Success in business utilizing social media and digital marketing requires both art and science.

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The 7 Types of Social Media Users and How to Engage Them

SocialFish

Using social media to market your company is an undoubtedly wise decision. This is the type of user who has liked you on Facebook or followed you on Twitter, but they rarely engage with you. To engage with them, you need better calls to actions.

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Get Open Community on Audible

SocialFish

Open Community is now on Audible! Just answer any of these questions: How has the growth of online community changed the way you work today? Is community management part of your job? How has community management changed other business processes at your org (e.g.

Millennials and Transparency in Online Communities

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader

The Realtime Report

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader. Online communities are powerhouses of collaboration that demand fearless leaders to succeed. The best social managers build constituencies with purpose and a strategy for growth. They create opportunities to engage.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

The Fine Line Between Engagement & Manipulation. Your feed is overflowing with tricks, hacks and best practices to “drive engagement”. Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes. Shared Purpose of Community .

Social Networking Stats: Tumblr Serves 20 Billion Page Views Per Month, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. via SmartBlog on Social Media. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. With over 80 million blogs and tens of millions of users ( GigaOM ), the platform has grown popular for sharing pictures, stories and memes without losing its “intimate, community feel.”

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Just Because We're Social Networking “Friends” Doesn't Mean I'll.

Almost Savvy

Talk (And Listen) To Me We’ve all read the advice that the most effective ways to leverage the opportunities to build relationships with new people online is to be engaging and interested in them, by having a conversation that includes both listening and responding.

Directory of Social Networks for Learning Professionals

Buzz Marketing for Technology

DIRECTORY OF SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR. SOCIAL LEARNING. SOCIAL LEARNING. Directory of Social Networks for Learning. social networks aimed at learning professionals. of networks for both educators and workplace learning professionals. Use the list to find one or two relevant networks to join. The list is ordered by name of network. name of the network creator, where known are shown in brackets. Social.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

The Fine Line Between Engagement & Manipulation. Your feed is overflowing with tricks, hacks and best practices to “drive engagement”. Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes. Shared Purpose of Community .

LOOKK: Community That Connects Designers With Consumers

Mindjumpers

Tweet Social media is used in different industries in different ways. We all know that London Fashion Week showcased how to use social media to its full potential with competitions, updates and photos on Facebook, Twitter and blogs. Tips to Managing Both Your Content and Community.

B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social Media changes that and elevates Trust to the individual level. If you can combine the element of Trust across a wide range of fans, followers and advocates then you have a community. The word community is often overused now that Social Media has come along.

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Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

SocMed Sean

I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted last, but that’s what happens when your full-time job is leading a social media team. So…apologies for the break, but the good news is there a LOT of great posts and social media comics coming soon.

Five Subtle Lessons from Great Community Managers

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. 1) Managing a community takes more time than you think.

Social media manager vs. community manager: What’s the difference?

Sprout Social

Does the person who post as your brand on Facebook also work to develop the community that the company is part of? Running a brand’s social media accounts is a lot of work. As the social media industry has evolved, each role in the marketing team has developed along with it.

Facebook Launching Community Actions Feature To News Feed

Socialmedia.biz

Facebook is all set to launch Community Actions, an interactive News Feed petition feature, that will allow users to support political and social causes that matter to them. As a result, you cannot tag President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence in your Community Actions.

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Thank you Google, for the Antithesis of a More Social Network

Waxing UnLyrical

Keeping the early adopter community in context, t here isn’t a desire to connect more, or even connect better. The need for a social network that automatically aggregates all my “friends&# and then cuts off the irrelevant noise. Amrit Pal Guest Posts Social Media

Big Announcement! THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here!

Pam Moore

Do you have social media, digital marketing and branding problems? I am excited to announce that TODAY we officially open the public doors to our brand new Social Profit Factor training academy and member community! Do you have social media problems? .