11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

While recent studies show that about half of marketers say that social media reduces their overall marketing costs , it is by no means without a price. The primary budget effect of social media marketing is to shift costs from media buying to labor. Digg this!

Social media metrics: why, what and how to measure according to Jim Sterne

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Social media management Social media metrics and measurement Social media ROI blogging bookmarking consumer-generated content customer satisfaction David Berkowitz Delicious Digg Facebook Flickr Forums and message boards Jim Sterne key performance indicator KPI LinkedIn lower costs Marketers Studio marketing mix media sharing micro-blogging Ning raise revenue roi sentiment social media marketing Social Media Metrics social networks StumbleUpon YouTube

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Free Summer School For Marketers

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The fact remains, that many of us either can''t afford the material cost to attend these types of schools or we can''t afford the time and dedication needed to get this done because we''re older, have been in the workforce for several years and have a family that needs to be supported. for free (free of cost. Kevin Rose (ex- Digg and currently at Google Ventures ) hosts this video podcast where he deep-dives into conversations with many startups from Silicon Valley.

A Comparison of Social Advertising – Digg, Facebook, Reddit

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Google Adwords Startup Cost $20 $20 $50,000 $20 Cost for the Campaign $40,000 $20 $37.23 $50,000 $34.80 01% 0.06% Cost Per Click (142) 0.10 ~0.76 $62 $0.72 In the end, we included some of our own data to give a more complete picture.Our assessment of the situation is as follows; Digg.com – Most data we could find indicated that it is VERY expensive to advertise on Digg for the amount of click-through you get.

How to Get Traffic from Web 2.0 Sites like Digg, Reddit & StumbleUpon

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Sites like Digg, Reddit & StumbleUpon March 8th, 2007 by Mike Reining Read more about Articles , Popular Web 2.0 sites like Digg, StumbleUpon and Reddit are relatively new. Digg, launched in early 2005 is already one of the top 100 sites on Alexa.

Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?

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Note the costs and human resources involved in producing good, valuable videos before signing your business up. That is the million dollar question I get asked ALL the time.

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Developers: Use Your Skills In The Fight Against Diabetes!

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Reduce the cost of care without compromising the quality and delivery of care. Digg this! I am a sucker for a challenge…almost to a fault. I just can’t walk away from a good opportunity to wrap my brain around a problem.

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The Anatomy of Viral Content

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Viral marketing is a way to create value beyond the initial costs of creating the content. Cost is still a constant, but value grows exponentially based on the number of people whom the virality touches. Sharing content is an integral part of modern life.

The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today

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JODI OKUN Loves helping parents find the financial resources to cover the cost of College. Digg Digg. I’m back from my keynote speech for the American Marketing Association – West Michigan where I talked about Influence. In my speech I reinforced my blog assertions that popularity is not influence and influence is not popularity.

How to Get Started with Social Media Advertising

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The rapid rise of social media has allowed skillful individuals to reach thousands of others at little or no cost other than manpower and wit. Digg this! So many social media options, so little time.

Skype Offering $10 for 3-month Premium Subscription

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Skype is partnering with Groupon to offer $10 for a three-month Skype Premium subscription, which gets you unlimited international Skype-to-Skype calls, face-to-face video chatting, video conferencing, instant messaging and low-cost calls to non-users. Digg this!

Manipulating Influence Scores Makes No Sense at All

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A few things that Klout Score Master Class teachers don't tell you, above all, is that stealing a blog post could very well put you in a legal battle, and recommending random people on LinkedIn might cost you a great business opportunity in the future. Digg Digg. Recently I am seeing many posts and questions being asked, “How do I increase my Klout Score?” ” These are normal questions and nothing is wrong with them.

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

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If your blog gets big, you’ll want to monetize it (even if it’s just to support the costs/time) and you’ll have a harder time with that on Blogger and WordPress.com 44) Blogging takes time and commitment. Social Bookmarking Sites (Digg, Delicious, Technorati, etc.)

Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

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If I could offer you a billboard in the middle of Times Square for little to no cost for you to advertise your company would you do it? Digg this!

How Twitter Celebrities Monetize Their Accounts

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MyLikes contacted its portfolio of high profile influcencers to negotatate cost-per tweet campaigns. According to MyLikes, in the cost-per-tweet campaign, 10 tweets by high profile MyLikes influencers directed their followers to Kayak’s website, and resulted in 16,626 click throughs.

9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity SMM

Virtually every social media monitoring tool worthy of the label covers the big social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter), social bookmarking sites (Digg, Reddit) and content sharing sites (YouTube, Flickr). Global monitoring capability adds cost and complexity to a tool, so don’t buy it if you don’t need it, but for multinational businesses, this is essential functionality.

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The Future of Social Media

Webbiquity SMM

The cost and specialized knowledge involved, however, severely limited its utility as well as the length of messages that could be practically sent. Digg this! We live in amazing times. Social media is transforming communications in ways unimaginable just a couple of decades ago.

Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

Webbiquity SMM

Using social media channels for customer support can both improve a company’s image—by demonstrating, publicly, responsiveness to customer issues—and reduce customer support costs. Digg this!

Change or Die | Fast Company

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My Bookmarks Digg Del.icio.us He turned the discussion to patients whose heart disease is so severe that they undergo bypass surgery, a traumatic and expensive procedure that can cost more than $100,000 if complications arise. million heart patients have angioplasties -- all at a total cost of around $30 billion. HP Officejet Pro Printers and Inks Professional color printing for up to half the cost of laser.

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

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A realtime social search engine that pulls current and recent results for any term from Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, Digg and Delicious. The Best Things In Life Are Free: 10 Tools For Digital Professionals That Don’t Cost A Dime by MediaPost Online Media Daily. Digg this!

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11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

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Then we can really change the dynamic from marketing as a cost center to marketing as a profit center! Digg this!

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Startups To Watch in 2011

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Customers won’t be frustrated by a busy restaurant, and the establishment can cut costs and have a more satisfied clientele. Digg this!

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Tagging individuals in unflattering pictures that may end up costing your friends their jobs. Social News (Digg, Sphinn, Mixx, Reddit, Tip’d, and a whole load of related sites) Submitting only your own articles and posts to social media sites.

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Pamorama

By establishing a presence on the social Web, you can gain virtually unlimited exposure to your target audience without incurring the higher costs associated with traditional marketing campaigns.

4 Ways the Twitter You Know is Changing Forever

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The rise of Twitter was accompanied by the slow demise of RSS and Digg, as the surging popularity of the 140-character kid made many previous pointing and info-gathering technologies unnecessary. Twitter is on its way to becoming something entirely different.

How to Get an Influencer's Attention

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I selected influencers in all different “walks of life&# and areas of influence, from the blogosphere to the power users of Digg to founders of successful startups and authors of bestselling books. Andrew Sorcini Andrew Sorcini is also known as Mr. Baby Man and is Digg’s #1 User.

Why your AdWords Landing Pages Should Match your Brand

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We spend so much time optimizing our Adwords campaigns, to filter out the searches we do not need, ensure our ads are well-positioned and don’t cost the earth. Digg this!

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There’s a cost to this, though. In both cases, you can build an app on your Facebook wall that will let you estimate your monthly renter’s/homeowner’s insurance costs or your mortgage. Digg Diigo Disqus Dopplr Facebook Fetch Flickr FriendFeed gdgt Google Reader Identi.ca

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Social Media Marketing - Is Your Business Ready?

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There are a number of free or low cost tools that one can use to identify a brand’s current social web participation, ranging from social media monitoring software to profile checking tools like KnowEm to social search tools like How Socialable , 48ers or socialmention.

Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog

Webbiquity SMM

Sure, there are alternatives, ranging from other free or low-cost platforms (e.g., Digg, Facebook, LinkedIn), even create an e-commerce store. Over the last decade, business blogs have gone from being a novelty to a leading-edge practice to an essential element for any company seeking to optimize its presence on the web.

Open Source Web Management and Design Tools

Idaconcpts

While you could easily empty your bank account on a commercial or custom-built e-commerce solution, there are a few good free and open source solutions that work very well, at no cost. Digg this!

How to Win a Blogging Contest

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Social shares including tweets, likes, +1′s, stumbles, diggs, engages, and votes on other networks. Further columns also include diggs, stumbles, +1′s, engages, and other social pushes for the top five posts. Have you ever wanted to make $500+ off of one blog post?

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

He also notes that once-hot Digg has devolved into “the MySpace of social sharing sites.” Costs are rising: “a promoted trend on Twitter now costs $120,000 daily, up from between $25,000 and $30,000 when Twitter first launched in April 2010.”

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Anthony Piwarun presents a detailed, step-by-step guide to optimizing various key areas of your LinkedIn profile (headline, summary, title) as well as other factors, shows what kind of results are achievable, and answers the question: is premium membership worth the cost? Digg this!

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

Webbiquity SMM

Andrew Worob provides an excellent, thoughtful list of responses to common social media objections such as “we don’t have the resources,&# can’t justify the costs, or executives don’t believe their audience is using social media. Digg this!

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The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases

Adam Sherk

Too often over-hyped releases end up costing a company the attention it seeks because they end up disregarded.

Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

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The costs for social media support can vary widely — some social media consultants charge a flat fee per month for an agreed-upon scope of work, while others charge by the hour, at rates varying from $50 to $100 or more per hour.

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The social media strategy series: Identifying goals and objectives.

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Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit from → Social Media , Social Media Strategy Series , Strategy ← Do You Know Who’s Watching You?

Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)

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An outstanding list of the top 15 free PR distribution sites based on five criteria: Page Rank, distribution to Google News, Alexa traffic rank, cost of optional services, and rejection rate. Digg this! Social media has fundamentally altered the practice of public relations. And as any blogger can tell you, PR pros understand this, as witnessed by the incredible increase in blogger outreach “pitches&# from corporate PR departments and firms over the past two years.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

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Very few brands have that kind of connected devices platform in place, the alternative is costly and disjointed. Join the conversation by adding Mashables Pete Cashmore to your Circles on Google+ Close Welcome to Mashable! Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started!