Tue.Jul 05, 2011

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Google+ Tips and Tricks

Janet Fouts

This post is meant to be a getting started guide for those of us who got an invite and are now wondering how to use Google+. If you’re looking for an overview of Google+ check out Part 1 of this post: Google+ and World Domination. Start with your Google Profile. Your profile is going to list your +1′s, posts on Google+ and more soon we don’t know about yet. Account Overview.

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10 Things to Consider As You Move to Google+

Spin Sucks

Something interesting is happening with Google+. We’re all freaking out because we can’t import our Facebook and Twitter friends (you can export Facebook friends into Gmail now, if you’re patient and have a tiny bit of tech savvy). Here we’ve spent years (in most cases) building communities on something we don’t own and guess what? In this case: A database. Video.

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Why do People Engage With Brands Socially (Infographic)


Tweet Most businesses design a Facebook page and a Twitter profile as a part of their social media strategy. But it is also a good idea to think what attracts people to your brand on these social media channels. Recent research shows that effective engagement online can help spread brand awareness and also improve brand perception and increase sales. A few observations : ?Highest

10 Short Sentences That Sum Me Up

Jason Yormark

I’ve had a hell of a time writing regularly on my blog, and I finally decided to get a little help in the matter by subscribing to Chris Brogan’s Blog Topics. At first the idea of actually paying a nominal monthly fee for access to some blog topic ideas seemed silly, but word on the street seemed pretty positive on the quality so I decided to give it a spin. That being said, here we go!

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Your Community's Network Is Important - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Social Media is a great platform for sharing information. It is a great platform when things go well and people share either what you want them to share or they share on their own a positive note about you / your Brand / your Business. There are various people sharing various matter. People automatically start to prefer a certain platform for a particular aspect. For instance: LinkedIn to show professional side while Facebook Profile Pages for friends and family. Have you tried to track and see if those who are sharing have the network that could be useful to you?

Co-dependency In The Age of Facebook

Twist Image

It's hard to imagine that there is a Facebook killer somewhere around the next tech innovation, but there probably is. Granted, in the end, it won't look much like a "killer" but probably closer to something new, shiny and different that has enough new whiz bang boom to garner attention. Many thought that this was what would become of Twitter. It just seemed so much easier and simpler than the more complex neediness of Facebook. Who couldn't create a 140-character message? Twitter was (and still is) a much more mobile-friendly experience. Canada, UK, etc.). We're there. business column. google.

3 Creative Tools For Power Twitter Users


There are a lot of tools for Twitter out there. We’ve all heard of the big ones: that’s not what this post is going to entail. What I’d like to dive into are some creative tools for Twitter that I haven’t seen a lot of people use, and that you can start to implement so you’ll be ahead of the pack! Posting Statuses To Twitter At The Perfect Time – Timely.is. You might never have stopped to think about this, but… are you tweeting at the right time? The truth is that sending a tweet when nobody is around is almost the same as not sending it.

Twitter Tip: What is a hashtag (#) on Twitter?

Absolute PA

Lucy asks me a question on Twitter. My Twitter buddy @LucyBakerMakeup asked me a question about hashtags (see above) so here’s a quick #101. A hashtag groups tweets together on a particular subject. When you add a ‘#’ directly in front of a word (or acronym) on Twitter – a link is automatically created. This is called a hashtag. Hashtags are user generated. Here’s why…. factor.

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.

What Happens When Leadership Starts Saying “Yes”

Waxing UnLyrical

[Ed: I'm on vacation. Here's the second of a week's worth of guest posts.]. No one tells you. how fast things will move once leadership is on board with social media. There are two similes I draw on when I have to describe this scenario to someone. Which one I use depends on the company I’m in. Image: Pattyequalsawesome via Flickr, CC 2.0. There was a slow, steady climb up. Years. Years. Yes. “We

The Commonsense Time-saver We All Missed


This guest post is by Stephen Guise of Deep Existence. You’ve been wasting time in the blogging process, whether you know it or not. When I reveal this simple idea, it will figuratively smack you in the face with its clear benefits. It’s not that your current method is bad. I just happened to stumble upon an intuitive time-saver that will help you. Probably not. Add desired links.

Facebook Offers In-Browser Skype Chat

Small Business Mavericks

I said it was going to happen. Of course, it happened sooner than I thought it would. But I’m more than pleased to announce that my prediction was correct. Facebook is now offering Skype video chat. WebProNews reported the news over the weekend. So what’s this mean for small businesses? Imagine this: Suppose you were able to embed a Skype button onto your business page at Facebook so that people who view your page could contact you via Skype in real time. No need to Like the page. They can, of course, do that if they want. You’re at your desk so you answer. How are you?&#.

Attention Businesses: Study Finds Majority of People Conduct Research Online

PWB Marketing Blog

Does your website make a good impression? Let’s hope so, because more and more people are using the Internet to research products and services. Nearly 60% of Americans perform online research before making a purchase decision. And the number two online activity is using a search engine to find information. So it’s likely your website stands a good chance of being a prospect’s “first impression”. You only get one chance to make a first impression, and you want that impression to be a good one. The other implication of this is clear: businesses need to be found online. searches. And Yahoo?

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

The Artificial Difference Between Community and Customer Service


I just received the daily newsletter of SmartBrief and read a short blog post mentioned in it and written by Richard Millington. The post is about the differences between a “genuine community and a customer service channel” and the need to distinguish between both. Richard indeed argues that each is unique since “a genuine community [.].

Attention Businesses: Study Finds Majority of People Conduct.

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Defining a Silo Buster

Net-Savvy Executive

I recently saw a job description that tells me I'm not the only one looking for the value that's lost when analytical methodologies keep to themselves. Change a few key words, and it becomes something that a lot more organizations could use. Maybe yours? Most of us aren't working on anything that is truly different; you just have to find the relevant lessons from unrelated fields. Intelligence

Launch, a video book review

Jeff Esposito

A few weeks back, Wiley sent me over a copy of Michael Stelzner’s latest book Launch (Amazon link) to review for my blog. While I initially thought the book would be on social media since I know Stelzner from his blog Social Media Examiner , I can safely sat that I was wrong. The book was more of a manual for small business owners to build up their business via strategic content, below is my full review: Book Review Michael Stelzner Small Business Social Media Examiner

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Twitter Lists: Are They Useful?


“What’s the benefit? Should I even bother?” ” I often get asked this by SMB owners and my clients. Twitter lists are really useful! They help you organize the people you follow (and don’t follow) into a specific “group” and when you click to view a list, you’ll see a stream of Tweets from all. Social Media Management Tools Social Media Marketing Tips Twitter social media Social Media Management

What’s in a crowdsourcing….

The Way of the Web

I was going to write an eloquent and heartfelt post regarding everything that’s wrong about the attempt by Golley Slater to rebrand by a hamfisted attempt at ‘crowdsourcing’ – another example why really we should be stricter about how the term is used, and why co-collaboration should probably replace it. But then I spotted the always interesting Andrea Phillips had beaten me to is on her blog, Deus Ex Machinatio. So I’ll get back to working and trying not to lose myself in playing with Google +.

Why the word - 'word' - is unique!

Engaging Brand

Yes it is a 'nice' thing to do. Yes, it can be a learning experience. But if you still feel it is a touchy feely thing, I believe you are misguided and here's why. The only word which describes itself is.word. That is vitally important because every other word is describing something else.it is subjective! . how it is being interpreted.

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Breaking the Rules…


Our article on associations Breaking the Rules for Open Community made the cover story of Associations Now – whoo hoo! Can’t wait to get my hard copy in the mail… Here’s the summary: Web 2.0 means community now reaches beyond geographic location or membership status, pulling together anyone with a will to contribute or a desire to be involved.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Why Your Blog Isn’t Making Money


This guest post is by Moon Hussain of Experiments In Passive Income. This post comes from the bottom of my heart. After coming in like a cowgirl blogging newbie and failing with making money online with my blog, I have figured out what lead to my blog bringing in $0.00 most months. Pay close attention, because what I’m about to reveal here has the power to make you a full-time income. Make notes.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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