Please Help Me Pick a New Look For My Blog

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We’ve added Disqus as the commenting system. Changed the sharing tools to incorporate Sexy Bookmarks plug-in (Michael Stelzner at Social Media Examiner turned me on to it). link] Social Email Guy Voted 3 before seeing comments. link] Social Email Guy By the way: nice crowdsourcing / co-creation / collaboration Chris Rogers I initially like #3 best, however, not a big fan of the screened back logo – i.e. if #3 was a bit less busy, it would be my favorite.

You're Invited to the Socialpalooza

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Yes, social media applies to B2B. In fact, social media can be MORE transformative for a B2B company than a B2C company. Are there differences between B2B and B2C in social media? Creating and calibrating a social media strategy for any company should follow the same process. You need to determine why your company should be social, for whom your efforts are intended and where your audience is in the buying cycle, and how you’ll measure success.

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Social network connectivity is becoming the post-modern email newsletter. This puts significant pressure on email to be more relevant, because most of what would be contained in an email newsletter or special offer now happens faster and more personally within Facebook, Twitter or other social outposts. Because the real advantage email has over social is data. Will you spend some time thinking about how to integrate your social messaging, not building a throne for it?

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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 Is It Curtains for the App Store? – [link] blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe to Convince & Convert Jay Baer Greetings.

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Facebook Marketing: Now Available! | Justin Levy

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Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Facebook Marketing: Now Available! Written on June 24, 2010 by Justin Levy in announcements , books , facebook 32 Comments - Leave a comment!

Facebook Success Summit - 22 Sessions on Everything Facebook.

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6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace | facebook | Social.

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Dear Facebook Friends, You're Doing it Wrong

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and its restricted access, people had no need to use any other names on the Mark Zuckerberg-created social network. It’s how social networks are intended to be used. Even social media “purists&# aren’t really that pure.

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Social media marketing is all about potential audience. Social Supports Email in the Interactive Marketing Hub Indeed, email marketing and social media marketing are spiritually and procedurally similar. But the connections between companies and their email subscribers are far stronger than the connections between companies and their social media subscribers. Social media connectivity is digital bumper stickering. Social rounds it out, helps to expand reach.

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At one point we discussed headline writing and what draws clicks within the social media content universe. How to Create a Share of Voice Report Get Shorty – The Elevator Pitch is Dead Finding Your Mass Influencers Among Your Customers 4 Detective Tricks to Find Your Customers in Social Media Does Your Facebook Page Have a Pulse? Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? (co-authored

Blastoff for My New Social Media Newsletter

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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 Blastoff for My New Social Media Newsletter August 16th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Last Monday was the world premier of my new social media newsletter, the 3-2-1.

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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 11 Whys I’m a Social Media Addict September 2nd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Connectivity Social media brings me closer to people with whom I ordinarily would seldom interact.

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Co-op SEO and the Future of Websites | Guest Posts | Social Media.

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Is Your Twitter Addiction Paying Off

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Social Media Lawsuits Protect Yourself From Them | Guest Posts.

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Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily. Blog Comments (The blog is on WordPress) Disqus This is what I use to manage comments here at Convince & Convert. I’ve seen my average number of comments increase since I moved to Disqus. Mobile access to the social Web is a virtual requirement to do it well.

The Audacity of Free: The Products and Services Edition

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Yet with social media, there’s a perception that it’s easy to score freebies. Social media has introduced incentives to the online space, encouraging others to connect with your business. I’ve spent seventeen years in the social space.

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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 The Social Impact of Friendships and Lies February 9th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Do you trust me?

Are You Growing Enough Voices

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Turn the Tables on Social Media with NutshellMail | Email.

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Sure, you can centralize some of your social media chores (great post by Chris Brogan), by using Tweetdeck or Seesmic. For normal humans that check social media a couple times a day, NutshellMail may become your new favorite social companion. Social Integration in an Instant One of the outstanding new add-on features of NutshellMail is their Facebook app, which enables Facebook fan page managers to easily add an email newsletter tab to the page.

The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs

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Comments systems like Disqus allow you to add images – this can also work to draw attention to your comment.

Integrating Email and Social Media with Flowtown | Email Marketing.

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While my social media speaking engagements vary enough that I alter my material quite a bit from event to event, there is definitely a batch of one liners that I tend to incorporate. Everyone says social media is a unicorn, but maybe it’s just a horse? Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social. Social media doesn’t create negativity, it uncovers it. Social media is the ultimate canary in the coal mine. social media is bad!!

The GAP, ROI, and Awareness

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Home About eBooks Social Media and Internet Marketing Speaking Twitter Says You Are Here: Home » Social Media » The GAP, ROI, and Awareness The GAP, ROI, and Awareness Written on September 18, 2009 by Josh Peters in Social Media 5 Comments - Leave a comment!

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UNcanny Insights From UnMarketing | Book Reviews | Social Media.

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His “Pull and Stay&# advice; segmenting customers into barrels; platforming; social currency, and other concepts are instantly applicable to real world marketing challenges fitting a wide variety of circumstances. I wrote a post a while ago called Social Media Excellence and a Side of Fries about the importance of people to McDonald’s) As you might expect, UnMarketing is not your typical marketing and business book.

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Not unlike traditional surveys, keyword research and social data mining tools tell a powerful story about the information target audiences want from organizations, on-and-offline. In doing so, we’ve learned that findings resulting from search and social data mining are incredibly handy for informing creative and content, improving relevance and impact. Package for Consumption Observe what types of content social media users are interacting with and where.

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While many businesses are excited about opportunities to reach their customers on the social web, few actually believe they have done so successfully. According to a recent Social Media and Online PR Report from Econsultancy , 86% of companies surveyed planned to spend more on social media marketing in 2010, but only 25% say they have gained “real, tangible value&# from the medium. Are Gardening Forums social media?

Cognitive Surplus - Use Social Connectivity to Change the World.

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Would You Try It With a Fox?

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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 Would You Try It With a Fox? Social Media With A Mouse? A lot of people are still saying no to social media. link] Olivia Hill Dr. Seuss and social media?

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

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How to Match 10 Key Success Metrics to Your Blogging Strategy.

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Blogging for Community These blogs seek to guild a consistent readership that interact with the blogger(s) and advocate on behalf of the content on other social outposts. Yet, in much of my social media consulting work corporate blog owners are invariably most interested in total visits and RSS subscribers. After your webinar yesterday my department spent an hour or so asking ourselves, “What IS the goal of our blog?&# JeffBullas.com How to measure social media.

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The debate on Social CRM (sCRM) could easily become a distraction. As marketers, we need to reach our customers where they are and social media’s potential in that regard is unquestionable. With social media, we can join conversations previously hidden, but what we need is the same as ever: a way to reach you – the places you metaphorically live, the clubs you frequent, the places you hang out, the company you keep. Social marketing is evolving.

Do You Have the Guts to Expect Social Media Failure | Social Media.

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There’s a huge gap between the perception of social media as an instant, free, can’t miss marketing opportunity and the reality of social media as a long-term, time-intensive customer loyalty and brand advocacy opportunity. The bottom line is that you need to EXPECT to fail in social media. That’s what’s so admirable about companies that have clearly screwed up in social media, yet continue to change their approach until they find the right formula.

Is Social Conversation a Myth?

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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 Is Social Conversation a Myth? Yet, Mitch doesn’t see it happening in social media. Remember, social media makes big companies seem small again.

3 Reasons Email is the Coolest Vampire Today

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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 3 Reasons Email is the Coolest Vampire Today July 8th, 2010 |Written By: Jeff Rohrs | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Jeff Rohrs , who heads up the Marketing Research & Education Team at ExactTarget.

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Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? | E.

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It includes a dozen letters written to C-level executives (in general) about what they need to do to take social media to the next level. Reading them through, I really wish we could have done a series of Webinars, because the content is simply outstanding. Sure, social media differs from the marketing we’re used to in that it puts the company and our customers on the same – rather than opposing – teams. Social Media Marketing is heading in that direction.

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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 Please Help Me Support Make-A-Wish Foundation August 24th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet I need your help please.