May, 2011

Are You a Social Media BarfShiner?

Waxing UnLyrical

Today’s post has been a few months in the making, and a lot of people contributed to it. Now, you’re probably wondering what a “barfshiner&# is.

Facebook Friend Requests: Accept or Ignore?

Almost Savvy

Everybody uses Facebook differently. Just like all of social media, there is no one right way to use it. Still, I’m often asked how I use it. One of the common questions about Facebook concerns friend requests. How to choose which to accept and which to ignore?

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About.Me: A Good Starting Place On The Web? | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

How About.Me could be a great starting place for new Internet marketing trying to establish their first website presence

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Few phenomena have ever spread as far and grown as rapidly as social media; obviously, this has tapped into something essential to our nature. What is it? The answer may come from the email marketing field.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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3 Mistakes You’re Making Online

Almost Savvy

Oy, the internet. Must it be so complicated? Can’t we all just have fun online and not worry so much? While some people do take that approach, but I certainly wouldn’t recommend it.

Why Quora Is The New Twitter | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

Why Quora is about to become a new link and content farm, and why online marketers should see this as a new opportunity

Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!

Social Media Citizens

Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! in Southeast Asia. Jonas has over 10 year experience in online marketing and is very passionate for all things social media. Jonas also blogs at his personal site. You can follow Jonas on Twitter , Facebook and Linkedin.

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How To Use Facebook For Marketing

Mindjumpers

Tweet Facebook has published a Best Practice Guide for how to use their platform for marketing. The guide provides a great overview of the marketing potential in having a presence on Facebook as well as suggestions for some strategic steps to go through when building a presence.

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.

Are Social Media Companies Overvalued? [Infographic]

Pamorama

Are we experiencing a tech bubble in shares of social media companies? When LinkedIn recently went public with a blockbuster IPO, its shares were priced at $45 and they skyrocketed to over $100 in the first day of trading, a valuation of $8.9 billion.

Smear Tactics: Great for BBQ, but PR? Not So Much

Waxing UnLyrical

I remember the foul quite clearly. It was a Saturday morning and your Grinnell Tigers 8 th Grade Boys “B&# team was playing its hated rival, the South Tama Trojans.

Unleash your curation creativity: 4 cool storytelling tools

SocialFish

I’ve been playing with a slew of storytelling tools lately.

What's An Internet Marketing Strategy Consist Of? | Small Business.

Small Business Mavericks

What exactly does an Internet marketing plan consist of? Find out the various strategies involved in marketing your business online

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.

Paid Owned and Earned media – the benefits of owning them all

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Few marketers today have the luxury of being about to combine all forms of media under one umbrella. It takes a certain size company to be able to take one individual and let them control all forms of media.

The Reality Behind the Check-In Hype [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet About a year ago location based services (LBS) such as Foursquare , Gowalla was announced as the new big thing in digital and social media. Facebook has of course been good at picking up on media trends as they launch their own LBS service in Facebook Places in August 2010.

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Hyper Alerts: Facebook’s Missing Link

Firebelly

It can get pretty noisy on Facebook. Between comments, birthdays, likes, friend requests, Foursquare check-ins, events and Farmville requests (seriously, can we be all done with Farmville?) it can seem like there’s a notification for everything. Timmy logged on: alert!

Tradition or Fear: Which Drives Your Marketing?

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Ken Mueller. Tradition and Fear. Both are pretty powerful motivators, but both are poor reasons for making marketing decisions.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Is YouTube Part Of Your Social Media Strategy?

Jason Yormark

YouTube just turned 6 today and they released some staggering statistics ( source link ): -3 billion views per day (up 50% in the past 12 months). -48 48 hours of video are uploaded every single minute (100% increase year over year). million unique viewers per month.

Do You HAVE To Blog Every Day? | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

How often should you blog to your small business blog

Homage to Brady, Our Family Cockapoo

Ari Herzog

Dear Brady, I started writing these thoughts to you on Thursday, August 26, 2010 — less than 24 hours before mom, sis, and I put you to sleep. It’s been nine months since your 17-year-old body breathed its last breath and your soul went wherever doggie souls go.

Why Social Media is not a Cheaper Alternative > $5 [part I]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Tehneyat who works with social media for the advertising agency Wunderman in London, United Kingdom. You can follow Tehneyat on Twitter @tehneyat. Incorrect Assumption: Social Media is Cheap. Social media is not cheap.

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Interview with Social Media Influencer: Robin Fray Carey

Social Media Citizens

Robin Fray Carey is CEO and Co-Founder of Social Media Today , one of the most popular social media news websites online.

PR and Social Media Measurement: A Bright Outlook

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Richard Bagnall. Back in 2009, PR measurement professionals were cautious, to say the least.

There really is an ROI in Social Media – I’ve seen it!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I really don’t get it. I recently saw an article from MarketingSherpa that said 62% of CMO’s believe that social media marketing will pay off … eventually! That’s 6 out of every 10 CMOs. All I can say is what are you reading and where are you hiding yourself?

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Types Of HTML 5 Content | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

A brief introduction into the types of content being developed with HTML 5

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The Success of Customer Service is Dependent Upon True Social Engagement

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

With social media now a mainstream activity — after all, nearly 700 million users are on Facebook , 300 million users are on Twitter , 61.4%

How To Make Customers Your Brand Ambassadors

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, I read about Starbuck’s idea campaign that left me wondering if it’s advisable to make customers your brand ambassadors. So I thought developing this idea. Brands are for customers and customers make a brand. Therefore, I feel it would be great to let your customers speak for you.

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Tech Secrets: Skype vs.Regular Landline

Social Media Citizens

I just wanted to share this short video by my colleague Thomas Kulbokas about Skype landline numbers – the service which may save you some money and the service which is still not really well known by many business. You can find the original video on Nearby Digital Youtube channel.

A Double Dose of #measurePR

Waxing UnLyrical

You’ve probably been wondering where the #measurePR Twitter chat recaps are. Well, once WTHashtag went down, all of us who moderate chats on a regular basis were scratching our heads a little… ‘cos where were we supposed to get the chat transcripts from?

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Why Semantic Analysis trumps Sentiment Analysis

Buzz Marketing for Technology

For years, sentiment has been a widely used measure of how customers view a company’s products and services. But sentiment analysis has inherent flaws. First is what it cannot tell you because it only considers a small amount of the available data.