Mon.May 07, 2012

Why Gamifying Giving is the New Thing

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Ifdy Perez. Nonprofits are constantly trying to develop dynamic ways to engage their supporters and, more and more, are leveraging social media as the quick-and-easy way to issue a call-to-action and get an immediate response. However, this takes planning a strategy.

Will Social Media Initiatives Change Your Google Ranking? [Infographic]


Tweet SEO has been an essential part of brands’ online marketing strategies in the race towards top rankings on Google search.

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Conference Season: Learning for More than Members


This is the inaugural post for our BRAND NEW “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” COLUMN.

Facebook Offers: 5 Must-Reads


Here are 5 must-reads on Facebook Offers that we don’t want you to miss. Facebook’s “Offers” News Feed Coupons Launch In Self-Serve Beta For Local U.S. Businesses. By Josh Constine Today any local U.S.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Restaurant Social Media Marketing Results In The Flesh

Jason Yormark

“I love it when a plan comes together!” ” – Hannibal Smith, A-Team. I’ve worked on my fair share of social media campaigns, and every once in awhile, a project comes my way that I have an extra ounce of vested interest in making a success. A few months ago I had the honor of taking on doing some social media consulting for one of my favorite local restaurants Emory’s , a fine dining establishment north of Seattle and in my neck of the woods.

Will Social Media Initiatives Change Your Google Ranking? [Infographic]


Tweet SEO has been an essential part of brands’ online marketing strategies in the race towards top rankings on Google search.

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Groupon’s SEC Troubles [Infographic]


With the SEC’s recent probe into Groupon, here is a closer look at Groupon’s troubled history. This infographic illustrates more simply the SEC’s problem with Groupon. Click for larger image). Via: Courtesy of:

Night of the living dead press release


Gini Dietrich admonishes PR professionals No One Cares About Your News Release, and goes on to advise against posting press releases (or links) to a company's Facebook page. Posting links to press releases on a company's Facebook page is not only acceptable, it's desirable. The irrelevance and death of the press

Five Reasons To Publish Killer Content

Small Business Mavericks

You need killer content to survive! I bet you have read that a hundred times. What exactly is killer content? If you can create content that catches the attention of the masses to the point that it is shared, then you’ve produced killer content. That content could text based, videos, images, or the latest fad, an infographic. So why publish killer content?

Can You Trust Social Media Sources?

Net-Savvy Executive

Before you can pull insights from your data, you need data, but I'm hearing more concerns about data quality in social media analysis lately. Before, people asked about the traditional tradeoff in text queries: finding relevant content while excluding off-topic content.

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.

8 Ways to Get More Out of Your Facebook Fan Page Today


This is a guest post by Raag Vamdatt of The WordPress How To Blog. If you have been paying even the slightest attention to the blogosphere lately, you would have noticed that it’s abuzz with talk about the new Facebook fan pages.

Register Today for a Free Podcast With Ana White


This Wednesday at 9pm (Pacific Time in the US) I will be spending an hour with a DIY carpentry blogger I’ve admired for some time now by the name of Ana White – and you’re invited to listen in via a webinar ( register here ).

Build Brand Awareness and Business with Creative Video Blogging


This guest post is by Ryan Critchett of RMC Tech. We all know that video blogging is a powerfully effective tool for business lead generation, but does everyone have what it takes to execute on it? We can all get in front of a camera, hit record, and start talking about our products and services … but will it entertain people? Is entertaining people, while indirectly informing them of what your business offers a good strategy for video business blogging?