May, 2011

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.

Watch LinkedIn Grow [pics]

Idaconcpts

Every Cinco de Mayo LinkedIn celebrates its anniversary. Back in May 5th, 2003, the LinkedIn network started with just 10 people — the founding employees connected to each other.

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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

The Most Popular Summer Blockbuster Movies in Social Media

Adam Sherk

Alterian recently released some data on the most popular summer blockbusters in social media, focusing specifically on movies with May and June release dates.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Manage Your Facebook Page Like Vin Diesel

Idaconcpts

While names like Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga are synonymous with great social media marketing, the true master is no one other than the Fast Five star, Vin Diesel. Here’s a screen shot from Vin Diesel’s Facebook Page back in May 2009, where he was at a “mere&# 3.5 million fans.

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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2011 NBA Playoffs: Head-to-Head Twitter Matchups by Klout Score

Adam Sherk

This year’s NBA playoffs have been great so far, a nice surprise considering it is still early in the second round. Since I like looking at the social media presence of NBA teams I thought I’d run the 2011 playoff teams through the beta version of the new Klout to see how the fare against each other.

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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.

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.

Triberr: How I Increased My Reach To Over 300,000 (And Growing)

Jason Yormark

A few weeks ago I stumbled across a very interesting tool called Triberr. Simply. put, Triberr is a way for you to retweet other bloggers posts that you know and trust, and have them potentially do the same for you as well. You join and/or create “tribes” of those in your network that you feel comfortable associating with, and through those established connections, build a network of individuals that mutually share each other’s content.

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The 9 Deadly Sins of Facebook Pages and Their Administrators

Justin Levy

When I speak to groups or am interviewed about Facebook, I am often asked to provide examples of companies that are “doing it right.&#

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%

Should You Post To Twitter Daily? | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

How to know whether you should post to Twitter and Facebook daily or what is often and not often enough

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Don’t Be Fooled By Last-Click Analysis Of Social Media

Dave Fleet

Forrester recently published a report entitled “ The Purchase Path of Online Buyers.&# Normally I’m a fan of Forrester’s reports, but this one left me scratching my head.

Top Tips: Twitter Lists

SocialFish

Here’s the latest from the Think Tank. If you work for an association or nonprofit and would like social media resources and a place to ask questions from your peers working through the same social media-related issues and challenges, join the Think Tank today.

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All About Social Media Monitoring Tools [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Within the world of social media, we talk a lot about which tools that might be good to use when monitoring an online presence, since it can be tough to keep up with the stream of new tools.

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8% of Women Dominate Social Sharing

Pamorama

According to a study by AOL and Bovitz Research Group , content sharing is commonplace for women online, and most of them leverage the Web in some fashion for word-of-mouth. Yet only a small number of women account for the vast majority of social media recommendations and referrals.

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.

5 LinkedIn “Must Haves&#

Social Media Citizens

With everyone going on about the wonders of Facebook and Twitter, our poor friend LinkedIn sometimes gets left out in the cold. While not one of the most visible sites, it is definitely one of the most powerful.

Caroline Melberg – Best Thinker?

Small Business Mavericks

I’m no Einstein. I know that. But according to one media website online – Social Media Today – I’m one of the Web’s best thinkers on social media. Yee-haw! Remember the article I wrote on Quora , the one comparing it to Twitter? Yeah, that one. It’s been reprinted by Social Media Today. And it’s getting a lot of traction to boot. Social Media Today is an independent online community for PR and marketing professionals.

20 Ways to Generate ROI from a Corporate Blog

Webbiquity SMM

The “ROI of social media&# (or lack thereof) is a hot, and still hotly contested, topic. I summarized arguments from both sides a few months ago in The Social Media ROI Debate.

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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.

How Can Linkedin Grow?

Idaconcpts

LinkedIn is at a tipping point. View more pictures from the bell ringing ceremony taken at the New York Stock Exchange, the day LNKD started trading – May 19, 2011.).

What’s the right balance of personal and professional in social media?

Janet Fouts

People who want to use social media to advance their professional reputation, attract business or build a brand often struggle with deciding where the line is between personal conversations and professional ones. If you’re using social media for your business, know this.

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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Is Search Privacy Important To You?

Small Business Mavericks

Are you concerned about search privacy? If so, then you might be interested in two smaller search engines. Google and Bing, the leading competitors in search, store your search data for up to 18 months. But Blekko and DuckDuckGo are banking on you wanting more privacy than that. Blekko – Blekko stores your search data for 48 hours, and that’s it. But the problem with Blekko is that your searches are confined only to sites that you or your friends tell it to search.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

What Does B2B Social Media Success Look Like?

Webbiquity SMM

Until recently, most social media case studies have focused on consumer brands. It’s not that B2B companies aren’t finding success in social media marketing, but more (in my experience at least) that they are less willing to publicly reveal their strategies for competitive reasons.

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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.

What’s the future of nonprofits?

SocialFish

Read this book to find out ! We were thrilled to have the chance to interview author David J Neff about his new book with Randal C Moss, The Future of Nonprofits: Innovate and Thrive in the Digital Age. See what you think – and check out the video below too.

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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.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.