May, 2011

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?

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 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.

What Factors Affect Local Search Rankings? | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

What content beyond inbound links and on-page content can affect local search rankings

Social Media Automation 101

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

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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.

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!

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

3 Resources for PR/Social Media Pros & Small Biz Owners

Waxing UnLyrical

There have been so many great resources coming my way lately, I just had to share. ‘Cos you know, that is what Iizallabout! So let’s get to them. The daily PR & Marketing calendar of event hashtags. Time was there was a “season&# for conferences.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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

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.

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%

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.

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.

Sitting Is Killing You. Yes, You.

Firebelly

We’ve all heard that sitting is going to kill us, yes? Oh, well let me terrify enlighten you. I’d tell you to sit down for this news, but well…you’ll see. Click to embiggen. Scared yet?

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.

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

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 Newspapers Adapt to Social Media

Ari Herzog

The next time you visit Los Angeles, California, add this application to your iPhone , walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and watch history come alive through archived news stories from the Los Angeles Times. Don’t have an iPhone? No problem.

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.

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.

Why Reddit Continues to be Relevant

Idaconcpts

Way back in August 2010, the social news website Digg.com updated to version 4 – more or less sealing its doom.

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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.

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

Small Business Mavericks

How often should you blog to your small business blog

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.

The Importance of Guest Blogging

Ari Herzog

Photo credit: kakisky. This Feature Friday article is written by Christopher Roberts. Why does anyone bother guest blogging? What’s the point of it? Guest blogging is very important for both the blogger and the blog they are guest blogging on. Why is it important for bloggers to guest post?

Get Your Blue Key

SocialFish

Wondering what this key is for? It’s a little blue key that, for $5, can help a refugee displaced by persecution, war or violence.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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