Mon.Aug 01, 2011

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Six Tips for Using Google+ Now

Spin Sucks

Well, much to my chagrin, I just saw that PRNews is offering Google+ training for $329. This is so disappointing to me. Clearly they haven’t read that the new tool is in a sophomore slump and that it’s not yet available for businesses.

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Understanding Which Social Platforms to Choose When [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Right messaging on social media is as important as using the right channel to spread it. Actually, it is wise to say that they are interdependent.

Important Google+ Update about Business Profiles

SocialFish

Google will be accelerating their roadmap to enable business profiles sooner than expected. How soon? No idea. But stay tuned. This will be the first hack-free opportunity for organizations to use Google+ to reach members and stakeholders. From the Trenches google

Three Tips to Becoming an Early Adopter

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest post is written by Joe Hackman. The fast-paced evolution of technology creates opportunities for any “average Joe&# with some forethought and courage. It levels the playing field, and allows those who take advantage of it, to see accelerated success for their brand or cause.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

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Are Google+ and +1 Going to Change Web Marketing?

Bill Hartzer

Larry Page, the CEO of Google Inc., declared Google+ stats: More than 10 million users of Google+ share and receive more than 1 billion items each day. Plus the G+1 button is served more than 2 billion times each day. A remarkable milestone indeed!

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Business Lessons from the Woodtick Theater

Webbiquity SMM

A few weeks back, I had a chance to get away for a few days “up nort&# as Minnesotans say, for some fishing and relaxing with the family. While there, my mother-in-law took us to the Woodtick Theater , a bluegrass music show in the huge metropolis of Akeley (population: 432).

Baby, Get (Hump)Back – Public Relations Lessons From a Whale

Waxing UnLyrical

When was the last time you got public relations lessons from a humpback whale? This past Friday, as I was looking at various social media platforms, I came across a video that one of my Facebook friends had shared.

Elite, Educated and Opinion Leaders Still Hold Sway Online

Proactive Report

A UC Berkeley study looked into who is creating most of the content online and they found that even though we have a plethora of easy publishing tools things have not changed that much: just 10 percent of us are creating and posting 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.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 social media must-reads that we wouldn’t want you to miss. ComScore Report: 27% of Facebook Browsing on News Feed, Just 10% on Apps.

A social media focus group in the 99-year old home of the Red Sox

Jeff Esposito

Anyone who reads this blog regularly can attest to my passion for social media and for exploring ways companies can leverage these technologies to better interact with their customers. What you may not know is that I am also a huge Red Sox fan.

How to Use LinkedIn for Marketing/Non-Sales Professionals – Part I

The Social Media Incubator

It’s often easy to see how using the social networking site LinkedIn to find new potential customers could be very beneficial to sales & marketing teams. But what if you’re not in sales or marketing? How can you use LinkedIn to your benefit and the benefit of your company if your role within your company is not directly tied to bringing in new customers? Here’s a few examples of the benefits of LinkedIn beyond finding new customers: Building Credibility & Establishing Trust.

Dancing Naked Down the Street

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Carol White Llewellyn of Family, by Choice. On July 7, Going Gonzo, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Blog , by Enzo F. Cesario, struck a chord with me.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Why Perfection is So Wrong

Engaging Brand

I feel blessed that I am not a perfectionist in the sense that I will have an idea - give it a go, see if it works.if not change it, if it does run with it. Social media therefore for me is like being in my own virtual playroom. That search for perfectionism is wrong in two key ways.

Is Collaboration the Key to Blogging Success?

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Onibalusi from YoungPrePro.com. I was looking up to the skies a few days ago and what I saw made me see how organized even animals can be. I saw around 50 birds flying from one tree to another and by the time they returned, each had a stick in its mouth—they were working on building a house. This taught me a very important lesson about blogging, and made me realize that every single thing around us can teach us to be a better blogger.

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The Way of the Web

With the constant demands of content creation and digital marketing, plus an ever-increasing list of clients and commitments, I’m constantly looking at ways to be more efficient and effective in what I’m doing.

Social Networking – Going Round in Circles

Proactive Report

Back in January I wrote about rumor that Google would launch a new social network at CES in Las Vegas. The feature that caught my attention was ’circles’ that allows you to create different groups of friends or contacts, and post content relevant for that group only.

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.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Bound and Gagged sword thrower

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5 Things Article Marketing And Blogging Have In Common

Small Business Mavericks

Article marketing is generally thought of as something that takes place off of your website whereas blogging is generally something thought of as something that takes place on your website. However, you can publish articles on your website and you can blog apart from your website. However you look at it, both forms of marketing can fit nicely into what we call “content marketing.&# Here are 5 things blogging and article marketing have in commong: High quality content is very important.