Become the Pied Piper of Community Building

Waxing UnLyrical

Communities have been around for centuries, however online communities have only been around for a few decades. According to Computerworld the first “online community” came about in 1973 when Talkomatic for the PLATO time-sharing system released a text-based group chat.

Search Engine Optimization THEN Blogging THEN Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

They’ve adapted to using online social networks (namely LinkedIn) to identify passive candidates in the last few years and it’s serving them well. So, this recruiting firm is good at networking: online and in the real world. Blogging Supports Social Media Marketing.

5 Ways that Social Media Marketing Software Can Fail You

Pam Moore

5 Ways that Social Media Marketing Software Can Fail You. There’s no denying that social media marketing software can be an enormous asset to businesses of all sizes, creating, publishing, and even reviewing the performance of their content easier and quicker.

Reasons Why You Can’t Do Without a Company Blog

Mindjumpers

Tweet At the moment, we are beginning to see more and businesses running a company blog after having established a presence on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. First of all, the use of social media and blogging has gone through a great increase. HubSpot).

The State of the Internet Marketing World [Statistics]

Mindjumpers

Tweet HubSpot , the Internet marketing blog, has created an interesting overview of the state of the internet marketing world presenting several different statistics useful for brands to take into account when having a social presence. Similar Posts: Social Media Stats [Infographic].

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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Riding the Social Media Struggle Bus? You’re Not Alone

Webbiquity SMM

Recent research from MarketingProfs shows that 84% of B2B companies use social media marketing in some form, and the figure is likely higher for B2C firms. In fact, another recent study from HubSpot reveals that 63% of B2B companies aren’t generating leads from social media at all.

5 Simple Ways Small Businesses Can Ace Social Listening in 2019

Waxing UnLyrical

However, most SMBs haven’t a clue how they can profit from this proximity which gets even better with social media via social listening. So keep reading, but first: What is Social Listening? Social media is huge and loud. Become Socially Active. HubSpot.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? How do the audiences differ across various social networks?

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

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. Twitter: Marketers Still Struggling To Understand Social Channel by MediaPost Online Media Daily.

Social Pros Podcast 6 – Chad Pollitt, Kuno Creative

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 5 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Read on for insights from Chad, our “Work It Out” advice segment, and Eric’s Social Media Stat of the Week (this week: are we unfriending each other more than ever?).

How to Get Hired as a Social Media Manager (and Then Rock the Job Once You Have It) [SSM03]

Buffer Social

What does it take to get hired as a social media manager? Perhaps you’re looking for a job in social (or perhaps you’re hiring for one). There are a ton of different factors that could go into a successful stint on ever-changing social media. HubSpot.

6 Sweet Tips to Help You Track Social Media Trends

ProBlogger

Unless you can figure out efficient ways to keep on top of social media, you’ll become overwhelmed. New social media outlets are popping up all the time, and the existing ones are evolving just as quickly. If you are going to continue to use social media effectively, you have to maintain an awareness of the changes that are happening. Here are six simple ways to stay on top of social media. Read social media news through Flipboard.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. also gathering intelligence via their rankings on top social sites and by stumbling upon new items in my feed reader. Social Media: General.

3 Keys to Layering Content Effectively

Waxing UnLyrical

I was reading a recent HubSpot report on how people interact with content (the report was published in June, and I haven’t seen too many gurus re-report it, which is a bit surprising… but then again, that leaves room for me to do so, so yay!).

Super list of 50 social media links - Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Super list of 50 social media links Have you ever wanted to know more about how to make a huge impact in social networking? 10 Habits of Highly Efficient Social Media Power Users Blogger or Mind-Reader?

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The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. ” — Social Media Today.

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What does a social media analyst do?

Unmetric

Now that social media is mainstream with every company, the demand for marketers with social media skills is higher than ever. Enter social media analysts. So what does a social media analyst do? What is the purpose of having a social media analyst?

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” by Social-Hire.

106 More Amazing Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 and 2015

Webbiquity SMM

Or have too many social media marketing statistics.” ” Well, she actually only said the first part (which is debatable), but certainly would have said the second part (which isn’t) had social media been around in the 1930s. Image credit: Business 2 Community.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Or which four cities rank ahead of Seattle and San Francisco as the “most networked?” Social Media Stats, Facts and Research Does Facebook Need To Build A Search Engine?

Best Quora Guides and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Is Quora still a significant social media destination? ” A Marketer’s Guide to Quora by HubSpot Blog. Social Media Marketing Ashley Reed Brian Whalley Dave Chaffey LinkedIn Groups Quora for SEO Quora guides Quora tips Tad Chef Tom Demers

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

In the posts highlighted below, 20 (or so) social media marketing pros review more than 200 tools, ranging from popular, widely used tools like Buffer, Hootsuite and Feedly to intriguing but lesser-known apps. 26 Social Media Monitoring Tools [Reference Guide] by Razor Social. ** 5 STARS.

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33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). How do we demonstrate the ROI of social efforts?

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Did You Miss? 22 MUST READS of 2013

SocialFish

” The Secret to Scaling Social Networks and Local Marketplaces (Platform Thinking) – a must read for anyone involved in community management. But not all social networks scale that easily.” Here are some of my absolute favorite posts of the year.

How to create a Social Media content strategy

Marketing to Serve

Social media has grown in popularity not only for individuals wanting to share and connect with their social networks, but for businesses too. billion social media users ( We Are Social ). Social media plays a large role in the buying process. Social Media

14 Steps to Hosting a Successful Webinar

Convince & Convert

Create a landing page on your website or blog (you can use Hubspot , FormStack , Impact , or Landerapp ) that requires a name, company name, and email address to register and has all of the information about the webinar. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

7 Social Media Infographics That Will Make You More Productive

Rebekah Radice

How would you rate your social media productivity? Staying productive while managing social media is tough. With the 7 social media infographics I’m sharing today! 7 Social Media Infographics That Will Make You More Productive. Engaging with your community – 4 hours.

24 More of the Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in 21 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Tools and Rants of 2012 So Far a few months back, Facebook remains the 800-pound gorilla of the social networking world. The Simple Science of Facebook Engagement by MyBeak Social Media. by WindMill Networking.

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The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

While Facebook is far and away the largest social network, when it comes to driving B2B website traffic and brand visibility, Twitter and LinkedIn are tops. Showcase reviews: Buffer Social, BuzzBlogger, Cent Muruganandam, Social Media Explorer. ” — Buffer Social.

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The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

It takes a community to build a community. So much of building a community requires understanding people and engaging with them. Experts tell us the number one networking tip is to help others and they’ll return the favor — large or small. Tony blogs at Social CTO.

20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As the fourth-largest social network, and the fastest growing in 2012 , Twitter has emerged as a serious platform for business professionals to share breaking news, promote thought-leadership content, and engage with customers, prospects, peers and industry influencers.

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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately

ProBlogger

We kicked off the two days of learning and connecting with our fellow bloggers with some inspiring words from Darren himself, despite a few sore heads in the crowd after a solid night at the Welcome Networking Event last night! Focus on Growing Subscribers // Hubspot.

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. According to a HubSpot study, 71% of marketers viewed Twitter as a useful marketing tool last year, up from just 39% in 2009.

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24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

With Google’s most recent Panda algorithm updates, attributes like content freshness and social signals (strengths of blogs, not corporate websites) will gain increased importance in search ranking. How to Be an Awesome Blog Commenter by HubSpot Blog.

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The Silent Rise of LinkedIn to 500M Members: What Marketers Need to Know for 2018 [SSM069]

Buffer Social

What if I told you that LinkedIn, a social media platform that is now 14 years old, is the next big opportunity for marketers and brands? It’s evolving into a thriving network of incredible content, influencers, and networking opportunities unmatched by other social media platforms.

Putting Instagram events to work for your business

Janet Fouts

The popularity of Instagram is clear, and if you are inclined to snap photos and share them with your friends and customers on social networks you can make your business more social and build a powerful sharing community on Instagram quickly.

The 25 Top Social Media Management Tools for Businesses of All Sizes

Buffer Social

How do you stay on top of all your social media marketing tasks? From creating and publishing content to analytics and reporting, it can be pretty overwhelming to think of all the jobs social media marketers have to complete every day. The 15 top social media management tools for SMBs.

Inside Look: How Two Teams Share a Social Media Inbox

Buffer Social

Only 10% of customer messages are answered on social media. We’ve found that some of the fastest-responding, maximum-delighting brands on social media employ a two-team approach to responding. Goal-setting for social media teams. Automation rules to filter social media messages.

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We Interviewed 75 Top Social Media Marketers. Here’s What They’re Working On, Today

Buffer Social

I have the amazing privilege of speaking with social media managers from a variety of brands and industries around the world on a daily basis. We surveyed and spoke with more than 150 of the world’s best social media managers and put together a selection of 75 answers here.