Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down

Adam Sherk

The rise of Reddit and the steady decline of Digg have been well documented. Has this translated into a significant change in social news referrals for publishers? Anecdotally we’ve all seen Reddit gain in prominence at a time when Digg has struggled to maintain its relevancy.

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3 More ROIs in Social Media – Conversations Leads and Advocates

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If you follow me you know I talk a lot about the ROI of Social Media since I happen to have stumbled on a great ROI using Social Media in providing support for our customers at Avaya. Digg this!

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The Social Media ROI Debate

Webbiquity SMM

Can the financial return on expenditures for social media business activities– in marketing, PR, customer support, HR, product development or other areas — be accurately measured? Among social media pundits, the debate rages on. Is social media ROI measurable?

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11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is rapidly advancing in terms of adoption and sophistication, many marketers and business executives still struggle with it. This confusion is partly due to some still-common misconceptions about social media marketing. Social media is free.

How to Write a Social Media Policy

Webbiquity SMM

Why is having a social media policy in place so critical? Because virtually 100% of companies are now involved in social media—whether they acknowledge it or not. Essential Topics for an Organizational Social Media Policy. Social sharing sites (e.g.

Book Review: Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

With Social Media Marketing: Strategies for Engaging in Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Media , the inimitable Liana “Li&# Evans has provided the definitive handbook for social media marketers. Social Networking (Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, etc.).

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2011 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

The biggest category of content that attracted visitors to SocMedSean.com in 2011 was definitely my social media comic strips. Yes…each comic strip was based on a conversation that I had with someone this year. Digg this!

Social Media Success Starts with Listening

Webbiquity SMM

The grandmotherly maxim, “The good Lord gave you two ears but only one mouth for a reason&# applies to social interactions in general, but is nowhere more critical than in social media marketing. Tag them on social bookmarking sites. Contribute to the conversation.

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Confessions and Reflections of a [Former] Digg Addict

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In the past few weeks, however, even Digg’s other top users are seeing that Digg is becoming more difficult of a social news site to enjoy, and after stepping away from Digg for awhile, I have some thoughts and reflections on how it was and possibly how it should be. Let me start off by saying that I am still a top Digg user (#42) even though I haven’t submitted in 3 months. I may even actually return to Digg to submit stories again.

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Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts

SocMed Sean

I recently participate in an Twitter chat where the conversation turned to whether or not it’s a good idea to automate social media activities. Do you automate your social media activities? Digg this!

Enterprise 2.0 Conversations

The Marketing Blog

Home About In the Media Criticising Social Media ? Preventing Social Media Spam December 25, 2009.9:00 Conversations Jump to Comments Image by cambodia4kidsorg via Flickr Over the course of December, I have been closely following Jacob Morgan ‘s blog-posts on Social Media , emerging Enterprise 2.0 Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit 5 Comments Filed under Web 2.0 Conversations (themarketingblog.wordpress.com) [.]

20+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Looking for a way to monitor social media activities and results on a tight budget? Want to show the world how social you are with a cool widget on your website or blog? Social Mention. ** 5 stars. A social media monitoring tool that combines powerful features (e.g.,

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Is Social Media Becoming Boring?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > Is Social Media Becoming Boring? Is Social Media Becoming Boring? Social Media is a Trend Wait, what ?

Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

Webbiquity SMM

Though business use of social media is rapidly increasing, many executives remain skeptical of its value. Here are seven valuable ways to use social media for business beyond direct selling or lead generation. Social media brings these discussions into the open.

PR needs to Focus on Conversations

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Obviously PR firms could add “digital media” as a compliment to “traditional media” but upper management doesn’t care about digital media. We go from targeting Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 publications to targeting Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 conversations! Digg this!

Preventing Social Media Spam

The Marketing Blog

Home About In the Media Enterprise 2.0 Conversations Facebook will surge ahead in India February 4, 2010.8:53 53 pm Preventing Social Media Spam Jump to Comments Image by Josh Russell via Flickr Sometimes it feels really sorry to see the tactics of a select group of folks in the name of using Social media as a Conversation Medium ! End-result = The user ends up thinking that there is a great conversation going on.

Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?

yMarketingMatters

In order to help you decide, I have compiled a list of the most popular and effective social media channels at your disposal today. I will be following up with an in-depth detailed blog about each social media channel in the coming weeks.

You Can’t Manage What You Can’t Measure! Social Media Analytics

Harp Interactive

The client wants to know if their social media campaign is working! They want to understand how social media marketing will meet their goals before they commit to a budget allocation for a “mythical campaign&#. Twitter Conversation (measured in @mentions).

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

SocMed Sean

Finding a social media professional to help you with your online activities can sometimes be a tough process. 1) How long have you been engaged in social networking and/or social media channels? 4) What social networks do you specialize in? Digg this!

How One Unhappy Customer Multiplies Across Social Media

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « What the F**k is Social Media NOW? I walked into the middle of their heated conversation so I don't have the back story. Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing.

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.

The Secret Formula To Social Media Success (shhh…don’t tell)

SocMed Sean

There is no doubt that 2012 is going to be THE year of social media. Hand social media activities over to a junior staff member or intern with no communications experience. Those are all important factors in how NOT to engage in social media. Digg this!

Measuring the Impact of Social Media in B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Forrester recently released a report by Laura Ramos and Augie Ray on How to Assess the Impact of Social Media in B2B Tech Marketing. While B2B marketers have been ramping up social media activities over the past 18 months, not all are seeing the outcomes they’d hoped for.

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Four Ways to Measure Social Media Marketing Results

Webbiquity SMM

While there are unquestionably many ways that social media marketing results can be measured , the debate rages on as to whether it’s truly possible to quantify the ROI from these activities. Anything that measures social interaction. Digg this!

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Social Media for the Boardroom

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to hear Robert Raines from Chevron present his Social Media program and how he reports their activity into the Boardroom. These were the three broadest terms that applied to the most relevant conversations about energy. Digg this!

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website? Digg this!

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7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Thanks to books like The New Community Rules , written by yours truly, Engage , Social Media 101 , and others, social media marketing is, for the time being, going to still be on people’s minds as they discover this bright and sunny marketing opportunity.

Criticising Social Media ?

The Marketing Blog

Home About In the Media Entrepreneurial resources Enterprise 2.0 Conversations December 10, 2009.10:35 35 pm Criticising Social Media ? Jump to Comments Criticizing social media ? Understand Social Media as a Philosophy and its application as a Culture. Criticising Social Media ? Awesome bullet points, helps to clarify lots of things for those with questions and give insight into why certain people shove social media away.

Top Social Media and Marketing Books of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

With Social Media Marketing: Strategies for Engaging in Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Media , the inimitable Liana “Li” Evans has provided the definitive handbook for social media marketers. Digg this!

Happy Social Media Day - June 30th

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Are We Addicted To Social Media? Below is a message from Pete Cashmore, Mashable s founder, explaining reasons for and goals behind Social Media Day.

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? Social Media Facts and Stats.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

I presented today at Social Media AZ , a new conference for Arizonans interested in, and practicing social media. This presentation: “Why Before How: The Keys to Developing a Social Media Strategy in 7 Steps&# also formed the basis for my recent MarketingProfs Webinar. Developing a Social Media Strategy in 7 Steps View more presentations from Jason Baer. How Does Your Audience Use Social Media?

What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity SMM

The explosion of social media has led to a corresponding need for more sophisticated monitoring tools that can crawl the hundreds of social networking and bookmarking sites and millions of blogs across the globe. You can find a list of more than 150 social media monitoring tools here or close to 200 here , but—that can seem overwhelming. Social Mention. If Google Alerts had been developed with a focus on social media, this would be it.

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Shifting Focus From The Traditional Marketing Funnel To Personalized Messaging Using Social Media

SocMed Sean

There’s a lot of confusion about social media these days, and marketing professionals aren’t making it any easier. Assuming that you can take the same approach for traditional and social is like assuming that you can use a hammer just like you use a screwdriver.

YouTube Tuesday: What The HELL Is Social Media?

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Social Media Weekly: 5 Stories You Need to Read | Main | Jakes Take: A Slew of Social Network Ideas » June 22, 2010 YouTube Tuesday: What The HELL Is Social Media?

Join the Conversation

The Marketing Blog

Home About In the Media HTC S710: A Beauty Happy Holi March 11, 2008.12:25 Over here Jaffe talks about how marketers can leverage social-media to engage in deeper conversations with the customers. I’d be posting a detailed review later Reply Rajesh Kumar April 2, 2008 at 11:20 am Daksh, how do you compare this with Shel Israel and Scoble’s Naked Conversations, for example?

The New Gig: VP of Marketing & Social Media @ Strategies 360

Jason Yormark

I’m thrilled to be joining Strategies 360 as their new VP of Social. Media. building the social media offering and team at Strategies 360 and. Digg this! 9 Great Social Media, Digital Marketing & Productivity Tools. Controlling The Conversation: Strategies To Get People Talking About What You Want. The Office For Mac Social Media Extravaganza! Social Media