May, 2013

Blog check list for getting noticed

Sherrilynne Starkie

Here’s a great infographic check list from the folks at DivvyHQ to help bloggers build an audience. Some tried and true tactics are include and some new ideas too. Enjoy! 12 Things To Do After You’ve Written a New Blog Post infographic. Related posts: The wine blogger kerfuffle.

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Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Sean McGinnis. I’ve been a web marketer for a long, long time. Having built my first web site ( DVD Verdict ) in April 1999 and managed one of the larger SEO teams in the country from 2006 to 2009, it’s safe to say I’ve seen many changes in web marketing over time.

Solving homelessness, one tweet at a time

SocialFish

This is a guest post from Danny Alpert, Executive Producer, @home. Danny – thanks for sharing this valuable story. Three years ago, I started a journey with an incredible guy. His name is Mark Horvath – you might know him as @hardlynormal.

[Comic] Why Are We On Facebook?

SocMed Sean

Engaging in the social space isn’t easy…and it sure isn’t cheap.

Social Media Automation 101

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

How Brands Use Vine

Mindjumpers

The video app Vine is moving into a golden age. The six seconds format perfectly suits today’s news stream and will probably be an advantage like we have seen it for Twitter’s 140 character format. It makes it shareable and accessible.

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Video: The Internet of You!

Sherrilynne Starkie

Finally, a video that reveals the power of social media and why it’s changing us all! Related posts: Betty White flogs insurance via YouTube. Measuring influence online. What the hell is social media? PLEASE LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Related articles.

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No More Apologies

Waxing UnLyrical

A story has been making the rounds this week, and which I finally read a couple of days ago.

Online Community Manager Job Description

SocialFish

Here’s the best job description we’ve come across so far, courtesy of our friend Ben Martin at Online Community Results. We’re doing lots of cool work with Ben, who’s our go-to for outsourced community management.

How To Develop And Execute A Social Media Strategy For Free

SocMed Sean

There’s an old saying in the motorcycle community that goes: “If you have a $10 head, buy a $10 helmet.” ” Basically, the statement speaks to assigning value to the things that you find useful. In this case…an intact brain.

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.

How To Create Relevant Content

Mindjumpers

In today’s media landscape, brands constantly strive to engage its users, customers and stakeholders. However, it is easy to get lost by making it a quest for Likes or by focusing too much on your own products in the communication and thereby loose engagement.

What’s Next for Tumblr?

Direct Marketing Observations

Yahoo’s recent announcement of it’s intent to purchase Tumblr has brought out the virtual fangs. Let’s take a look at some of the more creative responses. . . . Tumblr users are passionate and are worried about what will happen to their platform.

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Facebook news today

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook Foxes. Facebook is cracking down on violent, sexist content in response to an open letter issued last week by Women, Action & the Media (WAM). The group demanded that Facebook add gender-based hate speech to its list of forbidden content.

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Why Mediocre Writing Is All Jane Austen’s Fault

Waxing UnLyrical

We are surrounded by mediocre writing, and it’s all Jane Austen’s fault. I doubt there is no doubt. Be warned, I’m going to sound like a curmudgeon. But I am sick and tired of blog posts that begin with, “There is no doubt…” or some variation thereof.

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.

What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

Gen Y was born and raised on Hip Hop culture—which began in 1970s New York City and has flourished from the 1980s through today. There are several marketing and communication lessons to be gleaned from a movement so connected with this upcoming generation.

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30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources

Webbiquity SMM

Despite the occasional “death of blogging” pronouncements (often made, ironically, in blog posts), blogs remain the core of a robust social media strategy.

Understanding EdgeRank [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Most people have heard of Facebook EdgeRank by now. But many probably also gets a bit lost on the way of actually accommodating to the algorithm. The logic behind Facebook is often difficult to decipher and page owners can easily feel that the equation is out of their hands.

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My Switch From iPhone To Android: Part One

Jason Yormark

After a month or so of research, testing and gathering opinions, I finally made the switch from iPhone to Android. I ultimately landed on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 even though my search initially had me thinking either the HTC One or the Samsung Galaxy S4.

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

One week until Social Capital Ottawa

Sherrilynne Starkie

There is just one more week until the third annual Social Capital Ottawa, a one-day conference for O-city’s active social media community. It takes place next Saturday, June 1st at Algonquin College. Social Capital Ottawa.

Public Relations: The Two Sides of Information Access

Waxing UnLyrical

Boston and the world recently got an unfortunate and disturbing lesson on and reminder of the power…and the perils…of information access.

How to do data management right.

SocialFish

Check out this awesome infographic from the ASAE Technology Council. They will be sharing lots more information about the specific pieces of it on this site , but here it is in all its glory! From Rick Johnston (a long time colleague and friend, and my new manager at ICF!):

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Yelp is Broken and Social Flashmobs Apparently Rule

Direct Marketing Observations

I was just reading about the social media meltdown of Amy’s Baking Company in Scottsdale, if you’re not familiar with it, the restaurant was featured on Chef Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares production that airs on the FOX Network.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Facebook Growth in Numbers

Mindjumpers

On its Facebook page, Facebook has recently released a photo album with 12 photos containing some of the platform’s major growth numbers in the past year. Most of the numbers compare growth from last year to May 2013.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

When it comes to link building publishers have a significant advantage because editorial content, be it hard news or evergreen content, lends itself naturally to linking and sharing. In addition producing quality content on a daily basis creates a steady stream of new opportunities.

Twitter for companies

Sherrilynne Starkie

This is a cool info graphic with some interesting statistics about Twitter and how French businesses use it. Twitter for companies infographic. Related posts: Pinterest for business. The social customer. Wikipedia rules the waves. Click here to start to receive my newsletter.

We Make Our Own Fairy Dust

Waxing UnLyrical

The one thing that I’ve realized is that in business and life, there is no such thing as fairy dust. Scratch that. There is; but we make it ourselves. Image: Alexandria LaNier via Flickr, CC 2.0. Worms.

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Increase Non Profit Support by Improving Your Social Media Calls to Action

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Shane Jones, who is our newest guest blogger and who will be writing a new series about Tactical Tips for Nonprofits for the SocialFish blog. —————— Here’s how to improve your calls to action (CTA). Create the Right Environment.

Interview with Chanelle Schneider, Millennial Specialist

Firebelly

With all the studying being done on Millennials, Firebelly decided to interview one of the top Millennial specialist, Chanelle Schneider. Chanelle is a freelance social media manager, the founder of #GenYChat , and currently works as the community director at My Rising Tide.

How to Manage Issues on Social Media

Mindjumpers

Everything is closer and goes faster in the world of social media. People on Greenland can respond to a thread written in Madagascar within seconds. People are able to find likeminded people, build communities around specific interests, and find inspiration and support within those communities.

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6 Tips for Turning Big Data into Great Customer Experiences

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Behavioral Targeting Business Intelligence Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Enterprise 2.0 Interactive Marketing Online Testing Strategy. The phenomenon of big data certainly comes with big promise.

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