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. Other than some minor jockeying for position, the chart below showing the largest social networks hasn’t changed much in the past few years. Buzzweb Community ). Buffer Social ).

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. These include new job alerts, an alumni tool, community hashtags and company insights. SEO remains an important part of digital marketing communications practices.

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Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities I’d like to use this blog post to step out of our social-networking-for-business mentality and talk a little bit about using social networking for special causes. Please also use the “share&# button to let your networks know how they can help.

Pinterest SEO: 12 Tips to Optimize Your Pins for Search

Later

A strong Pinterest SEO strategy is one of the best ways to increase your reach and drive more sales. In fact, SEO on Pinterest is arguably more important than on any other social media platform. It’s important to think of the platform as more than just a social channel.

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7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali 7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks December 21st, 2010 Tweet I first heard about Amplify earlier this year; I believe it was at the January chapter meeting of IABC/DC Metro. As the year went by, I found myself playing more and more with Amplify and now it’s become one of my top three social networks.

Becoming More Accessible on Social Networks

Kikolani

Everyone uses social media in their own way. The following is for those who want to be found on social networks, or for the networks on which they want to be found. Social Media Dataflow. Why You Want to Be Found on Social Networks. Think of your profile and activity on social networks as creating brand recognition. The same thing can be said of social media. How To Make Yourself More Socially Accessible.

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? We have been working the past year on a game changing online social media training academy and member community to help solve your biggest problems and challenges related to social media marketing, digital marketing, and branding. 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!

Start Your Own Google+ Community

Small Business Mavericks

Yesterday, while no one was looking, Google+ introduced Communities. Evidently, a bunch of people were looking because within minutes hundreds of new communities started appearing on the social network. As of this writing, some communities are approaching 10,000 members. Communities within the context of Google+ is a good idea. Future SEO will be determined a great deal by what you do inside Google+. Communities is just one more aspect of that.

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

Myrland Marketing

Home About Services Social Media Speaking-Training LMA Contact Subscribe Myrland Marketing Minutes Strategic Social Media: Making Social Media Make Sense THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LAWYERS, OR ANYONE, IS… by Nancy Myrland on April 6, 2010 An interesting question was posed on a legal marketing forum of which I am a member. The question had to do with a recommendation for the most effective online social network for lawyers.

SEO Strategies: Optimisation Ideas for Your Google+ Page

Mindjumpers

Tweet Guest post written by Emma Tomlinson , who is the Head of Retail at Smart Traffic, a SEO consulting company based in Bristol delivering successful campaigns to both SMEs and major brands. Most of us know that social media has been playing a big role in several businesses’ Internet marketing campaign. And, right now, Google+ is one of the dominating social networking sites. When you follow these ideas, you can keep your social network active.

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5 Ways Your Social Media Posts Improve Your SEO

Convince & Convert

Google has been particularly enigmatic about how, or even if, its rankings are influenced by social media. But the experience of industry professionals has been universal—highly engaged content has much greater SEO value than do less popular pages. Social signals are a helpful factor in making that determination because they represent independent assessments of a page’s content. Social media engagement essentially provides Google with external validation of a page’s value.

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Social Network Quality vs. Quantity: What's More Important.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Social Media / Social Network Quality vs. Quantity: What’s More Important? Subcribe via RSS Social Network Quality vs. Quantity: What’s More Important? August 9th, 2009 Posted in Social Media Tweet Share When I peruse the different Twitter followers and followees I often get Twitter envy when I stumble across some users with a large follower base.

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. Make Sure That Your Social Profiles Are Cleaned Up And Ready For The Coming Year When my sister and I were growing up, as soon as the weather started to be consistently warm, we'd spend a weekend helping our mom with "Spring Cleaning." 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.

12 Simple Tactics to Boost Your SEO and Increase Your Influence Through Guest Blogging

Convince & Convert

If your content marketing efforts include guest blogging or submitting e-zine articles, taking a few minutes to synchronize your effort with 12 basic SEO tactics can boost visibility and do powerful things for growing your influence. When you include one keyword or phrase in your post title, then repeat it in the first sentence – you are using helpful SEO tactics, even if you and/or the source blogger don’t know the first thing about SEO.

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SEO vs SMO and how to TURN OFF Google Social Media Optimization

Laurel Papworth

How to turn off Google personalisation (SMO) and go back to SEO BUT: SEO is dead, SMO rules. Search Engine Optimization has been hijacked by your friends and family (Social Media Optimization) and that’s a good thing. SEO is a waste of money, or will be very soon. SMO (social media optimization) is in, SEO (search engine optimization) is out. SEO vs SMO or Search Engine Optimization vs Social Media Optimization. Paying for SEO vs SMO.

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How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives

Pam Moore

Achieving measurable social media ROI is very similar to teens and sex. It’s interesting because many marketing and social media leaders within brands and organizations of all sizes dream about achieving real ROI using social media and digital marketing, yet very few of them actually bring to fruition much more than a social media dream. We believe in jumping onto social platforms before they are proven. Social media is not free.

How Google+ Could Affect SEO

Idaconcpts

While arriving late to the social media party, the search giant is finally showing signs of introducing user-generated into the search algorithms. There are several issues with ranking user-generated content through social media because it depends who is the original author, to what communities the author belongs to, and whether the author is an authority on the subject of the content. Here is a discussion of how Google+ could affect SEO.

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5 Reasons You Should Become Part of the SERPd Community

Kikolani

For those of you that haven’t heard, there is a new SEO, social media voting site called SERPd. In this new community, you can submit your quality content related to SEO, social media, and blogging, as well as discuss and vote on other quality content. SERPd was founded by no other than me and Chris Burns from BURN SEO. Here are 5 reasons you should join the SERPd community today. We aren’t just a voting site, we’re a real community.

Search & Social – Understanding the Interdependence

Mindjumpers

I just finished reading “Search & Social” by Rob Garner – a good, not too heavy or too pedagogical read, but a hands-on guide to building a sound and successful real-time content marketing platform. The plan should encompass content, platform, and community management – and put a great deal of focus into the interdependent elements of search and social together. Also search marketers must understand the elements of social to succeed in becoming more visible.

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Public Relations becomes Community Relations – Social Media

Laurel Papworth

If you have the relationship with the community, and they like and respect you, it’s tough to turf you out and go with a competitor agency. Build and manage the community and you automatically take on a “public relations manager&# role. But tomorrow, the company that manages say, the largest community of women in the right demographic online, becomes a public relations company. SEO-inspired brilliance. NAB Ubank Social Media Mess (7).

SEO Writing Hacks to Boost Your Social Media

agora pulse

Think about your SEO writing. Fortunately, we’ve got tips to help you strengthen your SEO writing for social media starting right away. You already know that SEO (search engine optimization) is important for your website. But what about social media?

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Alan K’necht: Über Thinker & SEO Brainiac: An Interview

Firebelly

Social analytics, the role of social in the future of SEO, and his favorite city – Auckland. His handle on SEO and analytics – and online marketing in general make him a hot commodity at conferences all over the world. Social has always been a critical part of SEO but up until recently it didn’t form part of the various search engine algorithms. The second biggest impact on search in the future by social is where people search.

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10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook by Tamar Weinberg on March 17, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Itamar Kestenbaum. Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response.

Sales and Marketing Conversion Funnels – The Ultimate Get Started Guide

Pam Moore

Although many marketers and business owners who are new to digital and social marketing may think that by simply adding social media to their bag of ninja marketing tricks, all of their problems will be solved. How to Subscribe to Social Zoom Factor Podcast .

Google Analytics: Your Free Goldmine to More Leads, Sales and Human Connections

Pam Moore

Do you know… What value Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and other social networks are providing to your bottom line? What tweets, Facebook posts, ads and other content are driving the most traffic to your blog, website or other social channels? The truth is you ARE sitting on a gold mine of knowledge to help you drive more business in the online and social world of today! Social Profit Factor Training Academy and Marketing Nutz Can Help! .

PB134: How to Decide if You Should Start on a New Social Network or Medium

ProBlogger

How to Decide if a New Social Network or Medium is Right for You. Today I’m going to help you decide if you should start on that new social network or that new medium like a podcast or a YouTube channel. People are wondering if they should get on different social networks or take advantage of new mediums. If your readers are on a network more for personal reasons it could be a signal that it’s not a great place to sell. Building Community?

Digital Marketing 2019: 5 Mindset Shifts Marketers Must Make

Pam Moore

Getting lost in the crowded, noisy digital and social world of today is happening to even the most seasoned marketers if they don't accept the new reality. Social Profit Factor Strategy Mastery Course Pack (available for a LIMITED time – our top Strategy Courses in ONE Bundle!). Social Profit Factor Training Academy and Marketing Nutz Can Help! . You need a structured plan to be successful using social media. How to Subscribe to Social Zoom Factor Podcast .

Why SEO is Easier than Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

However, the number of SEOs I’ve come across are much fewer and farther between than social media marketers. In fact, I hear the same SEO names every day; I learn of a new “social media expert&# twice a day. Despite this, social media marketing is much more difficult than search engine optimization. The Quest for Knowledge What exactly does it take to become a search engine optimization expert or a social media marketing expert? Much like SEO.

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Marketing Nutz Launches Social Profit Factor: Social Media, Branding Training Academy for YOU!

Pam Moore

I am thrilled to announce that Social Profit Factor is finally here! It is THE social media training academy for small business owners, entrepreneurs, marketers, CMOs, CEOs, directors, recruiters, sales professionals, real estate agents, speakers, authors, network marketers, artists, franchisees, franchisors and YOU! We have worked on Social Profit Factor for more than a year to solve for an underserved need in the world of online business and internet marketing today!

How to be smart on Twitter

Sherrilynne Starkie

Twitter has gone mainstream as people, brands and organizations flock to the social network. 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. Start by taking a good look the Twitter community. Understand the mix of followers in terms of the sizes of their own communities. Ask An Expert: Pitching on Twitter for SEO and PR.

Every Social Network is Different: Here's What You Need to Know

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Internet , Opinion , Social Media > Every Social Network is Different: Here’s What You Need to Know Every Social Network is Different: Here’s What You Need to Know by Tamar Weinberg on January 25, 2008 Share Over at the Blog Herald , Chris Garrett says that Twitter is changing his news consumption habits.

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Protecting Children from Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

How can you protect your children from social media? “I’m on top of it, I know what this social networking thing is all about&# , “My child doesn’t really use it&# , “Does it really matter? This graphic by Forrester Research, refers to the types of people that hang out in communities and what they do in those communities. Create a network via Ning. Create hundreds of profiles on hundreds on networks.

Why size isn’t everything – at least for communities…

The Way of the Web

I made a note to respond to a recent post by David Cushman , in which he talks about the value formula applied to cities by a theoretical physicist, and applies it to social networks and particularly Google +. Each time the population of a city increases by 100 per cent (in other words doubles) the social and economic factors scale up by 115 per cent. “So, community social networks engagement growth rates online communities size value

Annual Social Media Budget Planning For Companies And Bloggers

SocMed Sean

If your or your organization is actively engaging in the social media space, you need to analyze your current budget allocation and either confirm or increase that commitment to social media in your budget planning activities. Whether you work for a Fortune 100 company or a blogger who relies on revenue from your content to supplement your income, it’s important to think about what goes into your social media headcount. The Reality Of Social Media Budget Planning.

Pros And Cons Of Translating Your Blog Posts Into Other Languages

SocMed Sean

Yes…negative SEO impacts because of translating your content. NOTE: Earlier, I mentioned a potential SEO penalty for translating content using automated services like Google Translate. I chose to go this route for the blog post that I wanted to offer to the Spanish-speaking community and it worked out really well. Some might help your SEO, others might not.

What the New Google+ Mobile App Additions Mean to Small Business Owners

Navolutions

Mobile Community Controls. Community managers now have the ability to invite people to communities from their mobile devices, reshare items, and a whole lot more. While there are definitely ways of creating fan communities around your business and products, this one has all sorts of potential for marketing abuse. Expect to see plumbing companies setting up fan communities that repost plumbing-related articles nonstop, and never get more than a dozen followers.

Clearstep Business Community : Clearspace: Clearstep

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Online Communities Build, manage and measure your community successfully. Internal Collaboration Discover best practices in leveraging enterprise social software. Clearstep is a gathering place for Online Community and Internal Collaboration practitioners to interact, share best practices, and gain access to a much wider range of perspectives on common community and collaboration issues. Please check out the communities and join the conversations.

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How to Build a Billion Dollar SEO Empire

Viper Chill

A few weeks ago I was one of the tens of thousands of people who enjoyed reading a blog post on Priceonomics about “The SEO Dominance of RetailMeNot” It was an absolutely fascinating read because, being a total SEO geek, I rarely find information in this space that hasn’t been repeated 100 times before. One of the reasons I loved the movie The Social Network is because it really dug into the beginning of Facebook.

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Google+ Continues Attempts to Start Major Trends in the Social World

Idaconcpts

Google+, the social media product of the search behemoth Google, has made several changes recently in an effort to court new users and to continue developing the product as a key social tool. Since being introduced to the social world, Google+ has attempted to make itself a premier destination for connecting with other online users and sharing information. Google already merged social and search with Search Plus Your World.

Have we got our head in the clouds about the value of online community?

Janet Fouts

If it’s not yours, or if it is, please– for the love of community –pitch in and SAY something! We were talking about how to build community on a Facebook page and whether or not that’s really even possible. Now, I’m one of those old school community people. Community requires involvement and a certain amount of passion or the discussions are pretty shallow. BUT, that’s just my opinion, and it’s only one kind of community.