Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook

SocialFish

——— My favorite Associations Now author, Ernie Smith, wrote a great article about building community around your most engaged users. Kudos to the Boston Globe for recognizing that creating a community for its most engaged readers is a great tactic.

How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite its uncertainty in the stock market, Facebook continues to be an excellent way to connect with your client base and potential customers. But like any other marketing strategy, growing your B2B Facebook community simply requires an investment of time and genuine engagement.

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Monday Roundup: Building Your Business Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Having a strong community is one of the most important aspects of business. This week’s roundup includes seven posts that are good reads on both maintaining as well as building your business community. How To Be A Better Facebook Community Manager. Happy Monday!

Putting the “We” in Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In the social space, there’s a lot of talk about “community.” ” We hear it all the time and, rightly so; because community is just that important. Like Rome, however, a community can’t be built in a day. Putting “we” in community.

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? It’s certainly gaining traction, with over 500 million users now on board, already half of Facebook’s total. So what makes Google+ special?

Why people don’t get Google+

Janet Fouts

Google+ is a great social network. Google+ is worth the effort. I like to say Google+ combines the best of Twitter and Facebook on one network. But nobody uses Google+. It’s no surprise that Mike has over 170,000 people following him on Google+.

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Google+ Communities Yay or Wait and See?

Janet Fouts

I don’t know about you but I’ve gotten more than a dozen invitations to Google+ communities in the last couple of days. In case you’re not aware of what that means, Google+ launched a new feature, Google+ Communities on Dec 6.

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

This post will depress all the Facebook Ninjas who’ve drunk the Facebook Koolaid. One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. But their Facebook Page has just 23 fans so far.

How Google+ Could Affect SEO

Idaconcpts

Google HQ is constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of searches. The introduction of Google+ is an interesting attempt in bringing user-generated content through social media closer to the Google search engine. Here is a discussion of how Google+ could affect SEO.

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Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. A1: Building a community around a product or service is just part of our jobs in #PR today (which is great, because it’s fun!).

Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More

Pamorama

The team at Vocus has researched the latest and greatest trends in marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Here’s what they found: Facebook. Facebook users like photos. Google+.

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135 Million Users Are Active in Google+ Stream

The Realtime Report

“Today Google+ is the fastest-growing network thingy ever” wrote Google Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra in a blog post late last week. The blog post also announced new features for Google+, showing a continued effort to make the social network more appealing to users.

How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Community managers have a challenging job. Following a hilarious video on improving your private life, in which the company introduces guru Fille Güte, Ikea Singapore took to Facebook to launch the Shelf Help Guru Contest.

Top Magazines on Google+ Have Larger Fan Base But Less Engagement Than On Facebook

The Realtime Report

The buzz about Google Plus was grim as 2012 began: “ a virtual ghost town compared to Facebook ” was how the platform was described in February, as the rapid user growth following its June 2011 launch leveled off — and data revealed that those who signed up were doing little after that.

Google+ Page Tips for Nonprofits

SocialFish

I admit I was a bit skeptical when I got an email from a Google rep offering to help set up a Google+ page for ASHA. I mean, god knows I’ve never heard of Facebook offering to help organizations with anything, much less brand pages.

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18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business

Webbiquity SMM

Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement. So what are the best practices for posting and sharing content on Google+?

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Google+ v. Facebook: The Battle For Our Love

Waxing UnLyrical

But the ability to put people in them is not a big enough draw for me to entirely abandon Facebook if only a small number of my contacts set up Google+ profiles. are all still over at Facebook. LinkedIn was like Facebook, but for work.

Building Your Community On Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Building Your Community On Social Media I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional And Review OnLine Earning Opportunities. ? Free Search Engine Submission Of Your Business, Brand, Referral, Product, Personal URL Submit Your Site For Free Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More!

Are The Signs Pointing to the Demise of Google+ ?

SocialFish

As much as I liked the concept of Google+ (or is it Google Plus? When it launched three years ago, I was among the many who had high hopes for the platform, wishing it would replace Facebook. Next to go was Hangouts , which now works with Google Apps and doesn’t require Google+.

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Breaking Up Google

Geoff Livingston

It may be time to break Google up. At a minimum, the Justice Department should consider taking up antitrust action against Google again. Google takes these actions to drive revenue for its advertising products. In doing so, Google pushes the boundaries of fair data use.

Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. You can follow Emma on Twitter , Facebook or Linkedin.

How ‘Google AMP’ & ‘Facebook Instant Articles’ Integration With WordPress Will Transform The Internet?

Kikolani

It was probably because Google issued a signal way back in 2010 that website speed is soon going to be an important consideration for ranking going forward. What is ‘Google AMP’? Google has always been in the process of making the web a wonderful experience.

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. ADQ started as an extension of a Facebook page experiment on my own personal wall. 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.

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. It’s not like you can just change the password for the account because company pages for Facebook, Linkedin and Google+ are linked to the person’s personal accounts.

The New Model: How Google+ “Gets” Content

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Google+ has just won the People’s Choice award for social media at The Webby Awards presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. This may come as a surprise, since Google+ isn’t as popular as was first expected. Even in Google News, profile-based links appear.

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Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More

Pamorama

There are many tricks of the trade, such as including a shortened URL in your LinkedIn posts, using mobile-friendly images on Facebook, and applying the rule of thirds on Instagram. Optimize your Facebook posts. so you can track how many people are clicking through from Facebook.

Facebook: Improving Employee Communications?

Waxing UnLyrical

Whether you want to go for coffee, meet a friend or keep yourself posted on your friends’ birthdays, Facebook is where today’s generation updates each other by sharing the minutest details of their lives on the platform. Facebook: Improving Employee Communications?

YouTube, Gmail, Google Places are Dead, Long Live Google Plus

Laurel Papworth

Will Google fold YouTube, Gmail and Places into Google Plus? Oh, and Google’s Authorship Markup suddenly screws with your SEO (search engine optimisation) and SMO (social media optimisation) in ways that you can only imagine. Google’s SMO search algorithm ).

16 Random Facts My Community Taught Me

Waxing UnLyrical

The other day, I asked this on Facebook: Boy, do my peeps know a lot of random facts! There’s a ton more over on my Facebook Page, if you want to go have a look-see. Google? Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn 16 Random Facts My Community Taught Me.

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. We hired a world-class design firm to create a simple, elegant UX (user experience), borrowing the Google ethos of less is more and the Apple aesthetic of restraint and simplicity. Guest Post by J.D. Lasica.

The Truth about Google + for Business (and Content Marketing)

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments They’re not going to take away the aspects of the social layer; Google+ is Google. “The challenge is that those people [the authors] don’t really understand Google+ as a social destination or as a social layer.”

Google: Plus or Minus?

Geoff Livingston

Many folks have reviewed Google+. Certainly the launch went well with pundits acknowledging the significant improvement over past Google efforts and the serious competition it may offer Facebook. Google+ will add to that competitiveness. Facebook remains a core community.

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Bateman from Square Enix

Social Media Citizens

Ben Bateman is community manager from Square Enix. A Currently Community Manager for Codemasters, supporting all boxed titles including DiRT 3, Operation Flashpoint Red River, F1 2011, and Bodycount. G: How did you build your experience as community manager?

15 Ways To Get More Followers On Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+

The Social Media Hat

Social Media 15 Ways To Get More Followers On Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+. We can tell you how to get more followers on Twitter, how to get more fans on Facebook, and how to get followers on Instagram and Google +. How to Get More Followers on Facebook.

Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth

A hands on, practical computer class on Google Plus ( half day ) and some short 2 hour howto sessions ( demonstration ) on Pinterest Foursquare and Facebook Timeline for Business. Google Plus Business Page training and computer workshop. Perhaps you have a Facebook Page?

Cinemagraphs: The “New” Facebook Ad Format is Mesmerizing GIF/Video Hybrids

Mindjumpers

As auto-play videos is now being fully established on Facebook, the social network is looking into ways to increase the quality of the ads displayed in the News Feed. Similar Posts: How to secure your Facebook Page from being hacked.

Strength of Community Supersedes Influence

Geoff Livingston

After the influencer “graces&# everyone with their presence, the organization’s community remains. After a sales or advocacy campaign winds up, the community remains. That’s why the most important metric should always be Strength of Community.

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.

Monday Roundup: Celebrating Your Community

Waxing UnLyrical

” Talk about a religious celebration that’s gone mainstream… and one that engenders a feeling of community among those who celebrate the day. How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community. As you read this, you might be gearing up to celebrate St.

Boost your business with Google Plus Page ??? How Create Google+ Profile and Page

Social Media Marketing

Google Plus is a social networking site design and developed by Google Inc. Google+ is a similar social media site like Face book, Linkedin and Stumble Upon where user can share anything that he/she like. Google+ is the second largest social media site after Facebook.