Wed.Jan 23, 2013

StumbleUpon Traffic to Magazine and Content Sites Down 27%

Adam Sherk

The news of layoffs at StumbleUpon reminded me that in compiling some year-end social media referral data I’d noticed that a number of sites had experienced declines in StumbleUpon traffic.

Announcing The Socialized Business Podcast

Justin Levy

After a few months of brainstorming, planning and prepping, Jason Keath , Michael Brito and I are thrilled to announce the launch of The Socialized Business podcast. The first episode of the show is already live.

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Don’t Blame Facebook: 10 Reasons Low Conversion Rates Are YOUR Fault

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Applications Branding Content Marketing Customer Experience Facebook Inbound Marketing Listening Personalization Social Media. So, you’re one of the seemingly millions of brands out there using Facebook to lure people over to your website.

Social Media Fuels Krispy Kreme Launch in India

The Realtime Report

Social media was a driving force behind Krispy Kreme’s launch in India this past Saturday. The doughnut chain worked to drive up likes on Facebook, handing out free boxes of doughnuts at malls and schools and announcing special deals on the social platform.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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The New Face of the Groundswell Featuring @dinodogan

Geoff Livingston

Triberr Founder Dino Dogan is leading a session at xPotomac on the New Face of the Groundswell. The premise of the session focuses on the consolidation of the social web into corporate media companies.

Choice is not Customer Experience, How I feel is.

Engaging Brand

Choice is everywhere. We are lucky little bunnies aren't we? . The business opportunity is huge. Stop competing on choice, start competing on experience". The web naturally offers the choice, what social media allows is the chance to offer a better experience.

Four Simple Traffic Strategies for a Post-Panda and -Penguin World


This guest post is by Lisa Angelettie. For many years, there were bloggers who could follow a few basic SEO rules, publish a post, wait for Google to spider and rank it, and watch the traffic flow in.

Hospitality & Tourism Students Meet Social Media

Bare Feet Studios

This Friday I am speaking to about 150 Maui high school students who are in the hospitality and tourism track. My friend Pomai Weigert , of Ali?i i Kula Lavender , is determined to get social media best practices embedded in our Maui tourism community as early as possible!

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.

11 Reasons Your Blog is on a Road to Nowhere (And What to Do About It)


This guest post is by Henneke Duistermaat of Enchanting Marketing. You’re smart. You got drive. You’re blogging, and blogging, and blogging. You’re producing good content. But somehow your efforts are not rewarded. Your enthusiasm for checking your traffic stats is gone.

Are You Rushing to Be First or Trying to be Best

Convince & Convert

In this edition of the weekly Baer Facts video series with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget , I talk about the relentless pace of “news” in the social media age, and the danger of valuing speed over accuracy.

6 Tips to Make Your E-Mail Marketing More Effective


Over the past few years, research has continued to prove the benefits of e-mail marketing for business: low costs, high conversion rates and detailed tracking are all notable features.

How Facebook Graph Search Will Improve Your Business

Small Business Mavericks

A few days ago, Facebook introduced Graph Search. You can sign up here. With Graph Search, Facebook users will be able to search and find business recommendations from their friends. This is good. And there are certain types of businesses that will benefit from this in a big way. These include: Local businesses. Restaurants. Artists, musicians, and authors. Travel destinations. Any business where a recommendation might be expected. Picture a young lady planning a wedding.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Community Manager of the Year Finalists

Jeff Esposito

A few months back, I was named as a finalist for community manager of the year from Oracle /Vitrue along with Stacey Acevero and Carly Severn.

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Jeff Esposito

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