Fri.Nov 02, 2012

How To Go Viral Gangnam Style: Great Content, Great Marketing, Or Both?

The Realtime Report

South Korean rapper Psy’s music video Gangnam Style became a viral phenomenon across the globe, racking up video views and spurring remakes, parodies and dance performances worldwide. The video debuted on July 15, 2012.

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How Social Media Reflects Human Behaviour

Mindjumpers

How to successfully connect and engage with your customers and consumers via social media is the natural focus point of our blog, as this is Mindjumpers’ field of expertise.

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Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Tops 187 Million Active Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 368 million users. via China Daily. Renren: over 170 million users. via iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 187 million active users. via LinkedIn. Google Plus: 100 million monthly active users. via Google. Tumblr: 79 million blogs. via Tumblr.

How to Future Proof Your Website or Blog

Idaconcpts

There is a lot written online about the importance of ‘future proofing your SEO’.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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The Responsibility Of Twitter

Twist Image

What is Twitter doing to ensure that the information we read and share is accurate? This is the crux of a New York Times article posted on October 31st, 2012. It could well be one of the most important reads about Twitter (and, social media) in a long, long time. The article titled, On Twitter, Sifting Through Falsehoods in Critical Times , looks at many of the false tweets and information that were being floated around on Twitter during Hurricane Sandy.

5 Ideas about creating thought leadership

Engaging Brand

Authority is a strange word. Strange because it brings such power, yet it is something that is not in your total control. When I say total - I mean you can influence but you can't determine it. Authority is too often assumed. Authority is earned and no more so than on the web and within social media. In the past you could title yourself a thought leader or promote the thought leadership of your business.but not now.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Share Your Best Post

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Content.

Should Everything be Free Online?

Direct Marketing Observations

Chances are, you have given away more than you have charged for…. For a lot of people, what they expect and get from their digital experiences isn’t even close to being reality. Want a few easy examples?

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.

Getting Social Media Strategy Right in Financial Services

Convince & Convert

Shannon Paul, Fifth Third Bank @shannonpaul.

12 Lessons from 4 Inspiring Local Business Blogs

ProBlogger

Earlier this week I explained why every business needs a blog. Today I want to show you just how much potential there is for businesses to connect with their customers through a blog. Image courtesy stock.xchng user zd The blogs I’ve chosen here are all for small businesses I know of.

School PR, give Google a chance & bad salt water

Jeff Esposito

What a roller coaster of a week. First there was Sandy (thoughts and prayers are still with friends and family in Jersey/NY) followed up by a sick day and now ending the week with a few days alone with baby Espo.

Smartphone Marketing Is On The Rise

Small Business Mavericks

You know how I feel about mobile marketing. It’s here and it’s time to start using it. Well, a recent report indicates that Smartphone click traffic has gone up 105% year over year. The same study shows that tablet traffic has increased 339%. This is just more evidence that mobile marketing is coming into its own. And it’s just the beginning. The future is even brighter.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.