Are Google+ And Facebook Competing?

Small Business Mavericks

One author says it is allowing the social network to catch up with Facebook, but is it? Depending on who your audience is, you can use one or both social networks to gain traction for your business and increase your reputation online. That’s also true of any social network – Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, et. Most of us can reach different audiences on Facebook and Google+, which means there is value in both networks.

Competing with Free

Direct Marketing Observations

How do other companies compete when Nike, Gatorade and AE give stuff away for free? We’re asking local SMB’s to compete with big brands who give stuff away for free, by forcing them to give stuff away for free too that will either be a) costing them more than they can really afford or b) not really having the same impact on the consumer as it would if it was coming from the big brand. So how do you compete?

Compete Responds To Criticism

Dave Fleet

I was pleased to see that Compete responded, multiple times — in a comment on my post; via a tweet and then subsequently in email. Given the interest I saw from other people, I obtained Compete’s permission to publish our exchange. Compete is based on a sample of 2 million, US based panelists. Think of compete numbers as an orange – a U.S. Compete Categories are groups of domains we organize for our PRO and Enterprise Level Subscribers.

Social Networks: Winners and Losers [Infographic]


the big kid on the social media block is Facebook. But a look at social networks around the world shows that there are many platforms competing for niche markets. This informative infographic from Ignite Social Media offers some interesting statistics.

Facebook Launches a New Social Network | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

This week we see Facebook release a brand new social network aimed at white-collar enterprise workers, proof that Messenger bots are going to be the latest rage (whether we need them or not), and data showing us how many users are viewing Instagram Stories.

Competing on the Field But Cooperating in the Office

Social Media Strategery

It’s not difficult to find examples of sports teams using social media. There are plenty of case studies of sports leagues and teams using social media for marketing purposes - where are the examples of using social media to improve league and team collaboration?

Apple is Creating a “Social Network” the Right Way

Stay N' Alive

Today Apple launched, quite simply , a “Social Network for Music&#. What’s so powerful is that they’re not really trying to create a social network at all. Apple realizes the Social Graph is just a complement to something bigger.

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6 Required Competencies for Social Organizations | Conferences and.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 6 Required Competencies for Social Organizations February 24th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Now, marketing is the center of American business.

Facebook Blueprint Tops 1 Million Enrollments, Announces Blueprint Certification

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network also announced three additions to its Blueprint program: Blueprint Certification for digital advertisers, a partnership with the Miami Ad School and the inclusion of French and Indonesian on its list of languages.

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Email Marketing and Social: review of Alterian’s “Extending Email to Social Networks”

Social Email Marketing

Email and social marketing are not competing channels. Email marketing Research Social email marketingThey are simply two of the many channels which consumers now travel in. They share a fundamental power to bring people together in communities and nurture and grow those communities via quick and easy communication. The sooner you shake off the.

The Battle (and Blending) of Social and Search Rages On


Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Firebelly Work: Social Media Optimization Summits | Main | 5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read This Week » February 11, 2010 The Battle (and Blending) of Social and Search Rages On A lot has been happening in the social and search (and social search) realms in the past few weeks. Search engines and social networks are competing (and combining) in a myriad of ways.

Snapchat Now Biggest U.S. Messaging App By Volume, Beats WhatsApp

The Realtime Report

There are many different ways to measure the success of social networks; while we most often focus on user numbers and growth, there’s also value in determining the pure amount of messages or data being sent through a particular platform.

How to Cut Through Social Media Hype with Simple Math

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media talking heads and agencies will use fancy numbers because they look impressive, and it benefits their businesses. Social networks will also do the same, partially to attract news coverage, members, and investors.

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Foursquare Evolves From Gamification To Recommendation – But Why?

SocMed Sean

Of all the location-based social networks out there, Foursquare certainly has been the one to outlast the competition. I even started wondering whether these types of geo-location check-in networks were bad for small business.

YouTube Tuesday: Checking In With Facebook Places


Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Firebelly at Blog Indiana | Main | 5 Helpful Facebook Places for Business Articles » August 24, 2010 YouTube Tuesday: Checking In With Facebook Places People are calling it a FourSquare killer.

Do You Use Google +?


You had great hopes to become the next big social media site. Google+ is the social network brought to you by arguably the biggest Internet conglomerate of all time. One of the key areas of competition between social media sites is time spent browsing. Oh Google+.

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3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Facebook Lead Generation Lead Nurturing People Sales Social Business Intelligence Social Media Social Networking Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter. Social media provides great way to connect with potential buyers. Social media provides plenty of ways to do this.

20+ Major News Sites Ranked by Domain Authority

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk 20+ Major News Sites Ranked by Domain Authority by Adam Sherk on February 1, 2010 When it comes to competing for search engine visibility, major news organizations tend to benefit from having strong, trusted domains. Related posts: 25 Major News Sites Ranked by Page Speed Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

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LinkedIn: Now Multi-Media


LinkedIn is now arguably one of the most important social networks to be a part of, particularly if you are a part of the professional world. Your LinkedIn profile is a bit more in-depth than other social media networks that you might participate in.

25 Google Plus Resources, Articles, and Reviews to Help You Get Started


the search giant’s big social initiative, has arrived and there’s a lot to learn. Facebook’s threat to Google’s domination of the Web was a wake-up call that ignited the development of the new social platform. and Canada , the network’s exponential growth frightened Google’s leadership into taking action. I’ve jumped into the Google Plus fray to try it out and determine what potential benefits it offers social media marketers.

Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter

SocMed Sean

Every time I hear of companies blocking Blogging Sites, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites, it makes me wonder what curmudgeon or poorly informed leader is calling the shots and what experience drove them to make the decision.

[Sponsored] Buffalo Wild Wings Takes Finger Football Mobile And Social

SocMed Sean

From a social media perspective, I’ve always been a pretty big fan of Buffalo Wild Wings. They actually use social media channels like Twitter and Facebook to talk with their customers…something that a lot of other big brands are still trying to figure out.

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BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media.

Social Media Marketing and Darwin: Evolution or Irrelevance

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Consumers have evolved even faster with the advent of high-speed Internet-enabled mobile devices and social media. As a marketer, how do you possibly compete for attention within this constant stream of information? Competing for attention is simply no longer sustainable.

Google+: The New Kid on the Block, but is it Too Little, Too Late?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In June, comScore reported that one out of every six minutes is spent on a social network. The newest social network de jour is Google+. Available by invite only (for now), Google+ has taken the social networking scene by storm.

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Do You Know Your Employees? Social Intranets As The New Talent Management System

SocMed Sean

But what many execs don’t realize is that they actually have the potential for this exact type of information at their disposal…if they were to invest in a social Intranet platform. As Social Intranets are becoming more commonplace, however, a unique phenomena is occurring.

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The all new Foursquare

Sherrilynne Starkie

Users ‘checked in’ at places they had visited to compete with friends for points and, very occasionally, get free products and services. The social network boasts a community of 20 million users, but never really seemed to go mainstream. The social networks says that the discovery features are customised to each user based on his or her check in history and those of friends.

Social Intelligence adds value throughout the Stage Gate Process

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social data is becoming increasingly important in the new product development processes of many companies. In particular, manufacturers are tapping into social conversations as they explore new product ideas in order to learn what consumers are interested in and talking about.

Romi Mahajan leaves Microsoft to Join Metavana as CMO

Buzz Marketing for Technology

My new role as CMO of Metavana, a soon to be launched social-sentiment engine, has all the elements of my dream job – People, Impact, Autonomy and direct correlation to both the Consumer and Enterprise spaces. So, yes, we’ll compete and customers will decide who is best!

Forget Increasing Twitter Followers or Facebook Fans – Be Meaningful Instead

Ari Herzog

President Barack Obama competing for the most number of Facebook fans, I can’t see any mention of what those fans are writing on the walls of the people they like, nor how the personal brands are (not) responding. Is the goal of being on Facebook to rack up fans or to be social?

Can We Talk? Why Your Company’s Social Media Needs to Sound Human


Maybe you’re a business owner who wants to give your brand a presence on social media platforms—but odds are you’d prefer not to play the role of reaching out to the masses yourself. If you feel that you’re ready to grant that exalted ‘Social Media Officer’ title to someone, keep in mind that you need to allow them enough independence to do an effective job. These not-so-lofty claims are especially true for social media, where you can hold multiple conversations simultaneously.

Bye Bye Facebook, Bye Bye Twitter

Ari Herzog

Six years on Facebook and three years on Twitter taught me a valuable lesson: social networking sites are about more than being social and can be the impetus for business, income, and relationships. The big two continue to compete with each other , and they aren’t disappearing anytime soon. My friends and followers on those sites, and you, dear reader, are encouraged to continue reading this blog for multiple articles on social media marketing every week.

The Problem with the Social Web

Direct Marketing Observations

But we weren’t competing for the same eyeballs and ears, so it didn’t matter. In the larger picture of the social web though-there is Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube and blogs. Right now we are stuck in the Me too phase of social. Competition is a good thing.

How to Choose the Right Social Channels to Reach Your Customers

Convince & Convert

For the user of these social networks, the question is how much time do you want to spend posting, tweeting, pinning, creating or following? In social media, it’s about quality, not just quantity. Is Cloud Computing Hot in Social Media?

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5 Ways to Gain Fans in Facebook

Engaging Brand

Facebook has grown from merely a social media network to keep friends and family up to date with each other into a necessary, business tool. You don’t have to compete for television time with the bigger companies or competitors, and you save money.

Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

One thing long-term Internet citizens have seen over the past 30 years: Communities and social networks get large, even as dominant as Facebook now is, and then they fade. Facebook does the same with its social network functionality. Facebook Chat competes with AOL’s AIM.

Facebook: Too Big to Fail


You have to wonder why the Obama administration isn’t hinting at a bailout for Facebook in the event that the social network’s latest privacy kerfuffle threatens the very vitality of the global poking grid. Regulators are still mostly uncertain as to how current laws apply to social media/networking. It is essentially a social networking monopoly, as Microsoft was an operating system monopoly.

The Next Big Thing After Twitter! Is FourSquare The Answer?

Atom Thought

To start with I have always been very impressed with the idea of using location based targeting with social networks (though I understand that people always may not want to reveal their locations and may be averse to this concept). I have always believed that the idea of social networking is not so much about making friends out of strangers-but about sustaining and enriching our relationships with existing and real friends.

How a social media consultant can help your business

Sherrilynne Starkie

When you figure that nine out of ten Canadian adults use social media, it’s clear where the best marketing opportunity is. Many organizations are on social media, yet they don’t see tangible business advantages. Adding a social media consultant to your team will fix this.

Must have graphic design skills for social media consultants

Sherrilynne Starkie

Great social media consultants don’t have to be RGD-certified, but they do need to have considerable design know-how. It takes a lot of design knowledge to develop a social media strategy and plan a program. For example, there are dozens (probably 100s) of format requirements for the various social networks and platforms. Photo and image selection are key design skills for social media consultants too.

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