Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down
JANUARY 25, 2012
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. Conversely Digg dropped from 31+ million in 2009 down to 4.6 Social Media
How to Syndicate Your Blog to Digg
JANUARY 20, 2011
It used to be taboo to promote your own blog articles on Digg but, since June 2010 when the social bookmarking site was improved, this is no longer frowned upon. Presuming you have an RSS feed for your blog, you merely have to log into your Digg account and follow the prompts to verify to Digg you are the owner of your blog. Social Media Digg RSS
Official Publisher Profiles on Digg One Year Later: Followers up 720%
AUGUST 10, 2011
It has been a year since I took at look at the followers and activity of News Sites on the New Digg so I thought I would see how those official profiles are faring today. When I did my original post Digg v4 was just about to come out of alpha so there has been a significant increase in exposure for the profiles and many more publishers have created them. 8/10/11 Diggs by Publisher.
Social Media Definition by Peeing [infographic]
JANUARY 21, 2011
Social media (tools) are basically interactions between humans and what better way of illustrating this by grabbing on to something humans have been doing since the birth of mankind – peeing. Similar Posts: Is Social Media Just A Buzzword? Great Case on Social Media Turned Into a Bad One by The Traditional Media.
The Social Media Landscape [Infographic]
APRIL 2, 2011
Last year, I posted a great infographic from CMO.com that did a terrific job of roadmapping the social Web. As social media continues to evolve, it’s difficult to keep up with all of the changes. The acceptance of social media’s importance by consumers has increased very quickly. Brand Exposure: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Digg, Tumblr.
Dilbert on Social Media Managers
SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
Here’s what happens when Beth, the new Marketing Manager for Social Media enters Dilbert’s corporate world: What do you think? Digg this! Tags: social media marketing beth marketing manager for social media dilbert dilbert on social media managers dilbert takes on social media managers Sounds familiar?
Why Social Media Is So Important for Your Business in 2014
FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Social media networks were a novelty 5 years ago, but today their importance is no longer debated. Yes, businesses have definitely realized the power of social media and accepted that social media marketing has to be part of their marketing and PR mix. 89% of marketers stated that increased exposure was the number one benefit of social media marketing.
Why Social Media Is The Catalyst For Telling The Truth
JANUARY 9, 2012
Social media has forever changed marketing and business. As a result of these new and inexpensive social tools, businesses are jumping onto social media as means to communicate with their customers and create awareness. But, thanks to social media, the conversation between businesses and customers has become a two way street. That’s ok.
Brilliant Minds Behind Intel’s Social Media ~ @Ekaterina
JUNE 16, 2012
Lately I’ve focused on individuals who build influence through the effective use of social media. Today I’ll talk about how Intel sets the standard for corporate social media excellence, using all manner of social media to engage its audience, inform, educate and build the brand. Digg Digg. YouTube (35 million video views!),
The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today
APRIL 16, 2012
Since I couldn’t find any lists that suited my taste, I decided to start my own… “The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today” My own social media hall of fame, so to speak. I believe we should highlight people who are doing remarkable work in the social universe and not only those who are just social celebrities. Seth Godin’s book, Purple Cow , is about transforming your business by being remarkable but I believe these same principles apply to transforming the social universe by being remarkable as well. Green.
Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts
DECEMBER 21, 2011
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! Blogs Facebook Featured Humor LinkedIn People Social Twitter Workplace YouTube best practices cartoon social media social networking strategy tips
Why Reddit Continues to be Relevant
MAY 4, 2011
Way back in August 2010, the social news website Digg.com updated to version 4 – more or less sealing its doom. According to Digg’s top brass, these changes were meant to bring in more revenue to the site, giving corporations and companies more control over content and more exposure for their own content. The Problem with Digg. Digg’s main competition. Reddit.
10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”
APRIL 1, 2012
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? Believe it or not, online social networking didn’t start with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. 4) What social networks do you specialize in? Digg this!
BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business
FEBRUARY 3, 2013
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. My thoughts on 18 different topics, with some social media humor sprinkled in.
Why Nobody Should Buy Digg ?» Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
JANUARY 24, 2008
Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Opinion , Social Media > Why Nobody Should Buy Digg Why Nobody Should Buy Digg by Tamar Weinberg on December 20, 2007 Share It hasn’t even been a week and my once positive outlook of Digg has come to a sour end. He then got a job at Digg.
The Secret Formula To Social Media Success (shhh…don’t tell)
JANUARY 21, 2012
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. The good news is, if you can add and subtract, you can succeed in social. A formula for social media success.
The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
DECEMBER 10, 2008
Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook by Tamar Weinberg on December 10, 2008 Share Social media mimics real relationships — in many cases.
Finally – A Promising Buzz in the Social Media Marketing Atmosphere
MAY 15, 2012
I’ve watched with a bit of dismay as marketers have tried to figure out the social media environment, working to get consumers to buy products and services purely based on electronic communication. Digg Digg. Blog Social Media business daily deals groupon livingsocial marketing promotionsFreebeeCards.com. In April Groupon settled a lawsuit for $8.5
Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter
APRIL 5, 2012
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. By blocking social media sites, employers are limiting their employees ability to collaborate with others in their industry.
Eight Common Blogging Mistakes
AUGUST 9, 2012
Provide social media share buttons. I’m still amazed at how many blogs I go to that don’t provide social media share buttons. I’m a fan of both Digg Digg and Jugnoo (client). Blog Social Media anti-scraping blog theft blogging mistakes blogging tips digg digg Google headlines internal links jugnoo link to people livefyre pop culture SEO
Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010
JANUARY 17, 2011
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? Which social media platforms are most effective at influencing buyer behavior? Social Media Facts and Stats. Digg this!
Baby Boomers Get Connected with Social Media
APRIL 1, 2011
As social media networks have been assimilated by younger generations, it was only a matter of time until the older generations would catch up. From the table above, it can be clearly seen that there is little room for growth for social media in the Millenial and Generation X age groups. What causes the adoption of social media networks by older generations?
Social Media Strategy from A to Z » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
MAY 28, 2010
Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Business , Marketing , Social Media > Social Media Strategy from A to Z Social Media Strategy from A to Z by Tamar Weinberg on May 28, 2010 Share Social media might be old. Kirtsy and Other Niche Social Networks.
How to Spice up Your Social Media Strategy in 2011
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
DECEMBER 15, 2010
Is your company’s social media strategy really working? Whether you feel that you’ve maxed out the potential of your current social media efforts or you feel like nothing you do is really helping, it’s time to step up your game. So why not spice up your social media strategy and make it work even harder for you? Sell Through Social Media.
How PR and Social Media Can Work Together
DECEMBER 6, 2010
Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. So why do corporate PR and social media efforts so often appear disconnected and out of sync? To be sure, some agencies and companies get it, and do an effective job integrating social media and PR efforts. The social media release also links back to the company’s LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.
12 Most Common Elements of Effective Social Media Policies
AUGUST 12, 2011
Use of social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and now Google+ has become prevalent in people’s lives and in their workplaces. We see a daily increase of social media in the workplace as well. However, my purpose in writing this piece is not to analyze statistics, but rather to point out how to companies can minimize the risks of unauthorized use of social media in the workplace. The answer is very simple: implementation of social media polices. Explain the investigation process regarding social media use.
Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business
DECEMBER 21, 2010
Though business use of social media is rapidly increasing, many executives remain skeptical of its value. A more recent study reported by Forbes stated that while “60% (of small businesses surveyed) credit social media with positively impacting their businesses…(only) 36% have attracted new business as a result of their social media efforts..
The social media strategy series: Is social media right for your.
JULY 21, 2010
Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe The social media strategy series: Is social media right for your business? Social media has been big news for a while now. Yes social media is one of the most effective communications tools we’ve had at our disposal for a long time. what a year!
11 Myths of Social Media Marketing
MAY 24, 2010
Though social media marketing is rapidly advancing in terms of adoption and sophistication, many marketers and business executives still struggle with it. They wonder if their organizations are doing enough, if they are doing things right, even if they should be involved in social media at all. Social media is so easy we can hire an intern to do it. Um, no.
9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool
MARCH 23, 2011
Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs? News can travel extremely fast through social media. Monitoring beyond social media. Range of coverage.
4 Steps to Segment Social Media Traffic in Google Analytics
JANUARY 13, 2011
Given the rise of social media, a common question by newbies to Google Analytics is how to track their social media referrals. While Facebook and Twitter are common to any list, you need to think carefully about which social networks to include. Instead of using the domain names or URLs of the most popular social sites (e.g. Digg this! Tweet This!
100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools
OCTOBER 12, 2010
From fans to followers, brands are actively working to engage their current and future customers via social media — and online reputation management is quickly becoming a vital part of doing business. Social media monitoring helps brands discover, in real time, who is saying what online and where the conversations are happening so they can respond in a timely fashion. Businesses also need to measure, analyze, and report on their social media efforts. Klout tracks the impact of your opinions, links and recommendations across your social graph.
Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic
MARCH 18, 2012
Remember, the more you clean up those old posts the more they will pay you back with increased search engine traffic or organic traffic from social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Digg this! Blogs Featured Social Media Tech best practices blog social media social networking tips usability wordpressAhhhh Spring! Do you have too many widgets?
31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010
JANUARY 24, 2011
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? Search for a brand name or keyword across all of the most popular social networks at once? Digg this!
Social Media Optimization Tools
OCTOBER 31, 2010
Keyword optimized social content and channels of promotion provide abundant signals to search engines for improved visibility on standard, social and real-time search. The changing nature of social media marketing and optimization create the need for tools whether for research, marketing and promotion or analytics. Heck, we’ve been blogging about SMO since 2006!
Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts? How are marketers measuring social media success? General Social Media Statistics.
Make Your Social Media Sharing Buttons Effective
JULY 29, 2011
The abundance of social media sharing buttons is becoming ridiculous. At least, that’s how @ NiallHarbison feels in his article “The Ridiculous Abundance Of Social Sharing Buttons. Since you can’t include every social networking website in your sharing, what should you be including? More techy crowds will appreciate a Digg button.
Why Social Media Is Like Getting Stoned
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
APRIL 20, 2010
Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Social Media > Why Social Media Is Like Getting Stoned Why Social Media Is Like Getting Stoned by Tamar Weinberg on April 20, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Todd Mintz. So, what does this have to do with social media? Time flies.
How Women Use Social Media [Infographic] | pamorama
JULY 12, 2010
pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact How Women Use Social Media [Infographic] by Pam Dyer on July 12, 2010 Share Social media sites are having a powerful effect on our lives. Women are online and interacting on social sites just as much — if not, more — than their male counterparts. Corey J. Don’t you agree?
Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media - ReadWriteWeb
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JUNE 27, 2008
Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media. Social media. Whether youre socializing on Facebook , updating Twitter , or just adding a new bookmark to Ma.gnolia , social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. Welcome to Social Media U. Lesson # 5 Use Social Networks. The Social Media Release.