Tue.Mar 27, 2012

When to Thank Your Social Media Fans

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Lisa Kalner Williams. Ever read those articles on how a business has successfully used social media to increase brand awareness and drive sales?

The Perils of Pinterest

SocialFish

Ah–the hazards of “doing” social media for work…what’s just fun and games for regular people gets the fun totally sucked out of it when it’s part of your job. Welcome to my love/hate relationship with Pinterest.

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Google Places Enforcing Listing Rules For Go-To-Client Businesses

Small Business Mavericks

Do you provide a service to customer at your business, away from your business, or a combination of both? For businesses that use a go-to-client business model, you may wake up one day to find your business’s listing has disappeared from Google’s local search results. That will hurt your business and how much will rely on the amount of business you generally receive through local search. For some businesses, they could find they suddenly have no clients.

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Facebook New Timeline: Everything You Need to Know

yMarketingMatters

It’s coming up: Are you ready for Facebook’s March 31st deadline to move your Facebook business Page to Facebook Timeline ? For the SMB, it may seem little daunting, I know. Don’t fret.

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

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Guide To Facebook Timeline For Businesses

Firebelly

Facebook Pages will automatically switch over to the new Timeline format on March 30, whether you’re ready or not. It’s worth the effort to preview your Page before the deadline. This will give you time to explore and customize the cover photo, applications, milestones and pinned posts.

Content Marketing for Professional Services: Does It Cannibalize Your Business?

Convince & Convert

Guest post by Joe Pulizzi, founder of the Content Marketing Institute and Junta42. Joe evangelizes content marketing around the world through keynotes, articles, tweets and his books, Managing Content Marketing and Get Content Get Customers.

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The rise of the anti-infographic

Socialized

My ineffective protest against the infographic megameme that now pervades our every waking moment: I surrender all copyright to this image, which I created. Post, reuse, steal freely

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Google isn't making us stupid, we are

Engaging Brand

Much is written on how the internet is changing the way we live and think. One of the best articles, in my opinion is, " Is Google Making Us Stupid ? What the Internet is doing to our brains" written by Nicholas G. Carr back in 2008 -a must read for anyone interested in social media, social marketing or the internet. But this is how I feel. the internet can't change us.only we can change us!

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Brand Yourself in Four Simple Steps

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Crissie Fuller of Independent Fashion Bloggers. Think about your resume. You stress over making it perfect, sweat every little detail—from the wording, to the layout, all the way down to your “Special Skills.” It’s your ticket to your dream job and you know it needs to be good. But hold on! Your resume might not be the be-all-end all of potential employer wooing anymore. We heard it over and over again: The Blog is the New Resume. It makes sense when you think about it.

Want to work in social media? Read these 5 books

Jeff Esposito

There is no question that jobs in social media are on the upswing. According to the LA Times , the field is in high demand with hundreds of new postings going up each month, which is a great thing.

Google isn't making us stupid, we are

Engaging Brand

Much is written on how the internet is changing the way we live and think. One of the best articles, in my opinion is, " Is Google Making Us Stupid ? What the Internet is doing to our brains" written by Nicholas G. Carr bck in 2008 -a must read for anyone interested in social media, social marketing or the internet. But this is how I feel. the internet can't change us.only we can change us!

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Blog Against the Machine

Geoff Livingston

They say that professional blogging is a dying social marketing tool. The University of Massachusetts revealed a 25% drop in the number of corporate blogs in the Inc. 500 (from 50% of the general surveyed population to 37%).The The next generation of trade media — team and professional “blogs” — have risen to the fore and [.]. Social Media blogging brian Copyblogger corporate Hubspot Inspiring Generosity Jason Falls MarketingProfs Social Media Explorer solis

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

The Taylor Swift Guide to Growing a Massive Fan Base

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Jennifer Blanchard of InkyBites. If you haven’t heard of Taylor Swift, you’ve probably been living in a cave the last few years. Swift is the teen country sensation who took on the music industry starting at the ripe age of 13, and became one of the biggest musical acts in the entire world only a few short years later. On Twitter she has more than 10 million followers. On Facebook, she has a whopping 27.8

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day BC Cartoon comic Mythology Mythology = politics Politics

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