May, 2011

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.

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

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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.

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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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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Unleash your curation creativity: 4 cool storytelling tools

SocialFish

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

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.&#

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

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%

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

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.

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.

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.

The Unsung Heroes of Social Media

Adam Cohen

The business side of social media is evolving on a daily basis. People in roles all across businesses are scrambling to keep up with what customers are doing and how their behaviors and attitudes are evolving.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Compete.com Doesn’t Compete

Dave Fleet

I can’t take it any more. For years I’ve suffered in (relative) silence, while we’ve continued to use a tool that doesn’t seem to reflect any form of reality, yet no-one seems to say anything about it. I need to ask: Why do people still use Compete.com? Case in point.

Social Media and Electronic Discovery: A New Nightmare

SocialFish

I’m not very tech savvy so I go to the Computer Security Institute (CSI) when I have technology-based risk management questions.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 social media must-reads that we wouldn’t want you to miss. How to Optimize your Contests for the Highest Entry Rates! By Wildfire While video, photo, and essay contests are the most inherently social promotion apps you can run for your fans, not all contests perform equally.

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Bubble or No Bubble, We’ll Still Be Social

Waxing UnLyrical

“To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.&# ~ Mark Twain. Far too much has been said on the valuations of the social web startups. With hundreds of “me-too&# of them fetching record influx of hands-on capital, a dash of cynicism is all but obvious.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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