Thu.Sep 22, 2011

The 13 Components Of Stimulating Conversation

Firebelly

Conversations opens doors online and in social spaces. While Jim Morrison’s mantra might have been “ People are Strange ”, I love people. They intrigue me. Their dreams, frustrations, pursuits and actions fascinate me. Their stories fuel and inspire me.

Infographic: Social Media ROI

Gemma Went

It appears I’m in a caring sharing mood at the moment. And it’s all about infographics. Found this one on social media ROI, a contentious issue for many budget holders. The ‘Proven Platforms and Emerging Trends’ is interesting. What do you think? If social media is still fairly new for you, my social media strategy … Read more. Measurement ROI Social Media social media ROI social media strategy

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Collaboration supports successful campaigns

Akamai Marketing

Social media professionals are a fascinating bunch. Sit with them and you’ll realize that there are at least 4-5 different disciplines represented.

Attention Business Authors: Self-Publishing Is No Longer for Losers

Debbie Weil

A mere five years ago, the idea of self-publishing a serious business book would have been laughable. Self-publishing was for losers, right?

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Attention Business Authors: Self-Publishing Is No Longer for Losers

Debbie Weil

A mere five years ago, the idea of self-publishing a serious business book would have been laughable. Self-publishing was for losers, right? Self-publishing was a last resort after not being able to get a book contract from one of the Big Six publishers (Penguin, HarperCollins, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Hachette or Macmillan), or a business book publisher like Harvard Business Press. Well, guess what. The book publishing - and reading - revolution is well under way.

This is why Google+ could rule the world

Danny WhatMough

Yesterday Google officially rolled Google+ out to the public at large. And then today, anyone that visits the Google homepage will see a little blue arrow animation pointing them to the Google+ tab on the navigation bar.

What f8 Brought for us Today and What to Expect Further

Mindjumpers

Tweet Today would be a bad day or a good one for Facebook, we will let the users decide. But, what we know for sure is that we are going to see robust changes in Facebook. Some of them are already visible to us in form of new “News feed” design, tickers, Friend Activity for brand etc.

Facebook free? Hardly

Socialized

Amidst the latest extensive changes to the Facebook user interface come complaints from columnists, bloggers and millions of users. Many people are upset with Facebook's constant changes, making it nearly impossible to master the site. These complaints are often met with, "So what? Facebook is free. If you don't like

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.

Current Social Network Punditry Causing Naps

Geoff Livingston

Image by LOLren. Oh yes, there are many changes afoot amongst the social networks. Facebook, Google+ and Twitter , oh my! And of course, the social media punditry has ratcheted up with the competition. Could it be more meaningless and boring? Seriously.

Treadmill Desk and Multi-tasking

Convince & Convert

Here’s video proof of my new treadmill desk. I like it a lot. I have significantly more energy in the afternoons, and while I’m not logging a ton of miles (too much travel inhibits usage), I figure 2.5 miles/day (approximately) whenever I’m home is a net positive.

7-point Checklist For Bloggers Who Want to Create a Profitable Blog

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Peter G. James Sinclair of Motivational Memo. Before I aggressively started to build my Motivational Memo blog at the beginning of this year I had already owned a web design company for over seven years. During that time I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly in web design, and now that I have entered the blogging industry I continue to see the same mistakes being made by many bloggers. So use this quick checklist to analyze your own blog.

Will Facebook Really Revolutionize Social Media?

Small Business Mavericks

Any time you hear someone say they are going to revolutionize something, what do you think about? Do you think they are really going to start a revolution or do you think they are just blowing smoke? Keep in mind, we’re talking about Facebook here. The world is anxiously awaiting Facebook’s announcement, which is supposed to happen today. But I thought Facebook already revolutionized social media. They are, after all, the most trafficked website online.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

A Case Study in Social Media Measurement

Jeff Esposito

Earlier today I gave a presentation with Lithium’s Joe Cothrel during WOMMA’s part of Social Media Week in Chicago. Some key takeaways included: Understand your business goals. Understand your customers’ needs. Set rules of engagement. Be rigorous on your measurement.

Hey! What’s happened to Absolute PA?

Absolute PA

If you’ve arrived at this website looking for Absolute PA you’ll see that things have changed quite a bit around here! So I feel like I owe you an explanation. A Short History.

Deconstruct your content, SEO and social media regularly

The Way of the Web

I don’t always agree with everything entrepreneur and author Tim Ferriss writes, but I definitely agree with his approach to challenges.

Are you a contrasting brand?

Engaging Brand

Think of a favourite movie, a favourite TV show, a favourite book.all of which are attempting to. Draw the viewer into the story. Engage a viewer they don't personally know. Compete in harsh markets for your eyeballs! In all of these arena's the characters are a mix of contrasts.

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.

Clarity over control in action: American Nurses Association

SocialFish

Check out this Fact Sheet – Navigating the World of Social Media By AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION on Facebook. I’m reposting most of it here because it’s awesome. These online networks offer opportunities for rapid knowledge exchange and dissemination among many people, although this exchange does not come without risk. Nurses and nursing students have an obligation to understand the nature, benefits, and consequences of participating in social networking of all types.

50% Discount Ends in 36 Hours on the Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing Kit

ProBlogger

A few weeks ago here on ProBlogger we launched a product I’m really proud of—the Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing Kit written by the Web Marketing Ninja (the guy who has helped me shape my own blogging business model over the last few years). The kit is essentially based around three things: a comprehensive ebook. a library of 21 templates, documents and examples to help you develop your own blogging business model.

Week 3 NFL Picks from Social Media

Jeff Esposito

Entering the third week of the NFL season, my experiment in using social media to select the winners of each game has been interesting. In the opening week, the results were pretty spot on, while week two was split down the middle.

Behind the Scenes: How a ProBlogger Product Sales Page is Made

ProBlogger

This post was written by the Web Marketing Ninja—author of The Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing , and a professional online marketer who’s sharing his tips undercover here at ProBlogger. Curious? So are we! I tweeted a couple of days ago how wonderfully evolutionary sales page copy can be as it passes between the different people who are working on it. At the time, I likened it to Chinese whispers with a happy ending.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

When You Are Graded as a Facebook Friend

Ari Herzog

There is a Facebook application which grades your level of friendship in accordance to the number of times you interact. Your score increases with each comment and every time you smile. Is this why you said yes to a friend request? Whatever. Don’t take it seriously. It’s just an application. Thank you for reading! If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit When You Are Graded as a Facebook Friend in your browser.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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