March, 2012

8 Social Media Questions Publishers Should Be Asking Themselves

Adam Sherk

For most publishers social media has earned itself a prominent seat at the audience development table. However many still face issues with strategy, execution and incorporating social into a cohesive program.

Pinterest Revises Their Terms Of Use…But Are The Changes Enough?

SocMed Sean

I have had a LOT of feedback about my article about why I deleted by pinboards because of Pinterest’s Terms of Use. Everything from fear to curiosity to anger.

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Generation Y – Reinventing the Way We Communicate

SocialFish

Those of us born between 1980 to 1995 are commonly referred to as Generation-Y. To be honest, I think the name N-Gen (Net Generation) is more befitting. We are certainly addicted to the internet; we grew up with it, so it comes naturally to us.

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6 Guest Blogging Emails That Suck

Ari Herzog

The top navigational bar of this blog makes it very clear that guest blog posts are accepted. I want you to write for me.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Social Tip: Organizing Photos In The New Facebook Timeline

SocMed Sean

With the rollout of the new Facebook timeline to most users, there has been a lot of confusion about how you used to do things in Facebook and how you do them now. For me, one of the most confusing has been the organization of photos.

The Corruption of Engagement

SocialFish

Please welcome our newest regular columnist, Ryan Crowe.

Facebook and Twitter Offer News Organizations Much More than Just News Delivery

Adam Sherk

The Pew Research Center’s The State of the News Media 2012 is out and the section on What Facebook and Twitter Mean for News makes for an interesting read.

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Recommended Books to Read

Puzzle Marketer

If you’re a leader that is constantly putting together all of the pieces to a marketing puzzle, chances are one of your mantra’s or beliefs in life is to never stop learning. You’re probably always keeping yourself up-to-date on the latest blogs, books, and magazines.

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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.

You Matter Manifesto

Unspoken

By Angela Maiers. My friend and mentor Seth Godin says, “only reason to give a speech is to change the world”, so that is the context and the inspiration I share this message and manifesto with you : 2 Words Changing The World.

5 Steps To Set Up Your Measurement Program

Waxing UnLyrical

Last week I was in Orlando, Fla., speaking to the PRSA chapter on measurement. No, I didn’t go to Disney World, but I did have a terrific time.

Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument

SocMed Sean

Rethinking the way we do business

SocialFish

“A more open and transparent world challenges us to rethink the way we do business, the way we organize and the way we lead.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Think Before You Tweet

Jason Yormark

It never ceases to amaze me how many people (mainly professional athletes and celebrities), communicate on social media platforms so carelessly. I think it’s great that many of these folks are using these channels to connect with their fans and provide glimpses into their professional lives. However do these folks not realize the power of their words when they reach so many? Take the latest case.

SEO and Social Media for Publishers: A Low-Rent Infographic

Adam Sherk

SEO and social media are now vital components of audience development for publishers of all shapes and sizes, but there are still huge opportunities for improvement. Since infographics are still (kind of) the rage I’ve been meaning to publish one here.

10 Email Sins You Must Stop Committing Right Now

Almost Savvy

Email. Whether we like it or not, it is part of our lives. We love it when it’s easy and when others use it in a way that works for us. The rest of the time, we hate it. And when we hate it, we really hate it.

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Social Media & Diversity: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

This week we take a look at the issue of diversity in social media. Below are your 5 must-reads. Blinded by the White: Social Media and Diversity.

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.

Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

"Spring" via promanex on Flickr under creative commons license. Ahhhh Spring! The flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, and there’s a sense of renewal in the air. But with Spring also brings with it the need to do Spring cleaning.

Eleven Ways Facebook Page Timelines Change Your Content Strategy

SocialFish

The new Facebook page timeline layout changes the way your organization needs to think about content.

My Blog Monetization Results

Jason Yormark

About a month ago I decided I wanted to test out ads on my blog to see what kind of return I would get by devoting some right sidebar space for a medium sized ad. I was a bit leery about the idea, but figured it was worth a shot seeing as my blog traffic had reached a point where I thought the return could be worth it. I decided to go with Social Spark (IZEA) since they offered a model that pays on impressions rather then click-throughs.

The Serious Goings-On Behind The Social Networking Scene

Waxing UnLyrical

I just got an email from a very smart professional whom I happen to like a lot. We met on someone’s blog, followed each other “home,” and now see each other on social platforms pretty much daily.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

INFOGRAPHIC: Every 24 Hours Online You…

Ari Herzog

Ever wonder what you and your friends do every 24 hours on the internet? The folks at MBA Online created a graphic to visually tell your story. Have a look… Please continue reading INFOGRAPHIC: Every 24 Hours Online You… and leave a comment if inspired. Ari Herzog is currently seeking a full time position in social media. Connect on LinkedIn today. Discover more articles on new and emerging media. Recent comments Recent comments. Media infographic metrics

Pinterest: Top 4 most popular pinboard categories

Firebelly

As part of Pinterest week at Firebelly, here are some of the key findings from RJ Metrics: The all-time most popular pinboard categories are Home (17.2%), Arts and Crafts (12.4%), Style/Fashion (11.7%), and Food (10.5%).

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Developers: Use Your Skills In The Fight Against Diabetes!

SocMed Sean

I am a sucker for a challenge…almost to a fault. I just can’t walk away from a good opportunity to wrap my brain around a problem.

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The Perils of Pinterest

SocialFish

Ah–the hazards of “doing” social media for work…what’s just fun and games for regular people gets the fun totally sucked out of it when it’s part of your job. Welcome to my love/hate relationship with Pinterest.

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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.

Why Your CEO Should Be Active On Social Media [Study]

Mindjumpers

Tweet. One of the basic steps for brands to take on social media is to enhance brand awareness by focusing on spokesperson visibility. Lots of brands encourage their CEOs and CMOs to join Twitter with their individual profiles and talk about the company from an insider perspective.

Why Facebook’s New Timeline for Pages Will be More Useful Than You Think

Waxing UnLyrical

Like it or not, if you administer at least one Facebook Page, you’re trying to get ready to face the music next Friday. Because that’s the day – March 30 – when its new Timeline format will go live on all brand/business pages.

Have You Been A Victim Of Grouponitude?

Jason Yormark

I’m as guilty as anyone for being sucked into the group buying frenzy. Hey, a deal is a deal. Of course I’m not sure what I’m going to do with all those massages and laser hair removals. Lately however I’ve noticed a growing trend when using one of these deals that actually has me wanting to not purchase or use them anymore. Grouponitude. What is Grouponitude you ask? grou ? pon ? tude. a negative or hostile state of mind in response to the use of a group buying deal.

The Future of Facebook 2012-2025

Firebelly

What will happen with Facebook between now and 2025? This infographic makes some pretty interesting assumptions. Could they really reach world domination in just 13 moves? Click the image to view full size.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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