September, 2011

Why Twylah Is My Favorite Influential Tool

Unspoken

Twylah is a blog of your own tweets arranged by your most influential topics. It gives your followers or customers an instant insight into the content you tweet about the most. Are you curious how Twylah works?

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Email Overload: The Secret to Getting Inbox Zero Every Time

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I hit inbox zero for the sixth or seventh time this week in not one but two email accounts which feed in 13 email addresses total. Once an impossibility, it’s now an everyday occurrence. In fact, it’s now a true mindset.

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Trending Sources

Facebook users no longer have to “like” your Page (and what that means)?

SocialFish

Up until Tuesday the only people that could comment on or like content on a Facebook page were fans of that Page. Now Facebook eliminated that requirement , allowing anyone (fans and nonfans) the ability to engage with a Facebook Page.

People Curation

Aggregage

I just finished reading a great post by Ville Kilkku titled: Klout, Triberr, paper.li, and the future of content curation. It made me realize that people curation should be a lot of what we are really talking about here. But before I get to that, let me step through what he talks about.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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15 Tips To Optimize Your LinkedIn Initiative

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Lior Levin. LinkedIn has enjoyed explosive growth since its debut in 2003. The real question is whether or not you’re making the most of your LinkedIn efforts and networking in general?

Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World

SocialFish

Our book is out!! Humanize is a practical guide for realizing the true potential of social media—not for marketing, but for leadership.

Google News Not Always So Great at Favoring Original Sources

Adam Sherk

News publishers are all too familiar with the fact that Google News doesn’t always do such a great job of favoring original sources in its story clusters. It is not usual to see a syndicated, aggregated or simply re-covered version of an article gain prominent visibility over the original.

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5 Great Tools For Finding A Domain Name

Jason Yormark

I’ve always been quite entrepreneurial in nature and constantly am thinking about new ideas for websites, blogs or businesses. Needless to say that often has me frequently looking for good names to inspire me enough to go through with those ideas.

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.

4 Ways To Improve Your Social Media Content Strategy

Dave Fleet

Tweet. Lots of people spend lots of time nowadays thinking about how to build up channels/audiences/communities (choose your buzzword as appropriate) through social channels. Relatively few, however, seem to apply similar rigor to the process of communicating with those people after the fact.

The Klout Story – Part 1 – Are You Reading Between The Lines?

Unspoken

Klout – One word that has created a very big buzz in online communities. Klout – A measurement of online influence? Klout – A Marketing company or a measurement company? Klout. Klout. Klout.

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The Life Cycle of a Social Network

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Babu M. Varghese. The launch of Geocities by Yahoo marked for some the beginning of a new revolution in the online media called social networking.

12 Tweetable Statistics Prove B2B Social Media ROCKS

PWB Marketing Blog

Know B2B social media fact from fiction. Fiction: Social media offers limited value to B2B marketers. Fact: 86% of B2B companies are using social media. B2B companies are absolutely using social media to generate leads , connect with customers, and reach business goals.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

The Washington Post Social Reader on Facebook: Good First Impression, Good User Experience

Adam Sherk

Based on first impressions, I have to say I like The Washington Post’s Social Reader on Facebook. It offers a clean, simple user experience – big and open with lots of white space (in fact too big to capture well in a screenshot): (click to enlarge).

How 1 Blog Post Increased My Klout Score

Jason Yormark

I know what you’re thinking; big deal right? I know. It’s not a big deal at all really. But I did find it very interesting based on my particular circumstances, and I thought sharing might be useful in some way to some of my readers.

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2 Tips to Show Your Online Humanity

Ari Herzog

It is easy to forget the person on the other side of the internet is human. It is easy to pretend you are tweeting with an imaginary person you’ve never met — because it is very likely you never have met. When you add a comment to a blog post, it is easy to write emotionless.

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7 Tips For Getting Legal Approval on Social Media Programs

Dave Fleet

Tweet. I don’t think it matters which form of communications you work in; “legal” often seems to be a pain point.

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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.

How to Use Social Media Strategy to Reach Mommy Blogs

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Vanessa Van Petten. If you have a brand or product for parents, targeting and partnering with mommy bloggers is a great way to get exposure.

Content & Conversations: The MBJ Rule

Firebelly

It’s easy to make content (for 2-5% of most audiences). It’s even easier to take part in conversations – comment, like, RT, MT, and share. This applies to both brands and individuals. Wait – it applies to the individuals behind the brands as well.

5 Questions To Answer On Your About Page

Small Business Mavericks

When you wrote your About page , did you have a specific strategy or did you just “wing” it? If you aren’t satisfied with the content on your About page, ask yourself why you wrote it. Ask yourself what you expect your customers to get out of it. The truth is, your About page isn’t really about you at all. It’s about what your customers expect to get from a business like yours.

The ROI of Respect, Listening and Hugs

Almost Savvy

I spend way too much time online, most of it on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or LinkedIn. While you may not spend the hours online as I do, admit it, you are online a lot. My question to you is a simple one: How well do you really know your virtual connections?

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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.

Social media is not a weapon

Janet Fouts

I’m well aware that there is a huge amount of cyber bullying going on out there, particularly with our kids, but that’s not what this post is about. Not entirely anyway.

How to Avoid Action Figure Disorders

Ari Herzog

The Acute Action Figure Addiction Disorder Council of Australia released the following public service announcement about two years ago, but it is as relevant today as it was then. Please watch and learn how you can fulfill your life to avoid the serious addiction that adults sometimes develop.

Facebook Fans: Are They Worth the Excitement?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Amanda DiSilvestro. Sometimes when I think of Facebook, I can’t help but think addiction. Coffee and cigarettes I can quit, but for some reason Facebook has a hold on me, and after doing some research, I have found that I am not the only one.

The 13 Components Of Stimulating Conversation

Firebelly

Conversations opens doors online and in social spaces. While Jim Morrison’s mantra might have been “ People are Strange ”, I love people. They intrigue me. Their dreams, frustrations, pursuits and actions fascinate me. Their stories fuel and inspire me.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

11 Twitter Tips for Building Business Relationships

PWB Marketing Blog

More and more businesses are jumping into Twitter to find new customers and connect with current ones. The word’s out that Twitter builds relationships – but many businesses get it wrong. Twitter has unwritten rules of engagement.

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ebay X.Commerce & If Indian eCommerce has Missed the Bus?

Atom Thought

ebay is gradually but steadily& seriously working towards becoming the dominant ecommerce player if the world. After having been beaten by Taobao in China and observing the surge of Amazon as a cloud-marketplace, it’s not unnatural for ebay to initiate what it calls X.Commerce.

Open for business

Gemma Went

A little while ago I made the leap from my business, Red Cube, to the new brand story agency, Aesop. It was a bold move, giving up my own business to join someone else. I hadn’t really been looking at the time, but the opportunity showed its face and my instinct was to jump. Well … Read more. News digital strategy marketing consultant social media consultant social media strategy

Social Media Growth: 65% of Adults Online Now Use Sites [Infographic]

Pamorama

A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project on social media reveals that nearly two-thirds of adults on the Internet say they use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, up slightly from a year ago.

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Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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