Sat.Aug 23, 2014 - Fri.Aug 29, 2014

Twitter Analytics For All Users Now Available

Firebelly

Numbers nerds rejoice! Twitter is finally providing all users with data on their tweets. Previously, this information was only available to advertisers and a limited number of other users. There are three dashboards of information, including: Tweet activity Measure engagement and learn how to make your tweets more successful. Followers Explore the interests, locations, and. Blog Social Media Twitter twitter analytics

Viewing Facebook Messages Without Installing The Messenger App

SocMed Sean

Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of stink over the fact that Facebook is splitting its messaging functionality out into a new Messenger app. Some fear-mongers have been spreading rumors that Facebook plans to use your camera and microphone to listen in on your private conversations, while Facebook has sent pretty clear messages that it has no intent to do so. Even if it were true, though…is your life really that interesting?

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Weibo Users Embrace ALS #IceBucketChallenge in China; Raise $400,000 To Date

The Realtime Report

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has generated a fair amount of debate. Rich Becker sums up the arguments in support and against #IceBucketChallenge here. Whatever your perspective, you can’t argue with the windfall of $88.5 million and 1.9 million new donors that the campaign has raised to date. Today I received an email from a PR firm answering one of the questions I’ve had about the campaign: has the #IceBucketChallenge made a splash outside North America?

Video Curation, It’s All About the N3TWORK

Janet Fouts

We all love videos and sharing content that we find which resonates with us right? But it’s getting harder and harder to find videos that really speak to us. Sure, you can search popular video sites like Vimeo and YouTube , but it can take a while to filter through all the videos available to find the good stuff. Frankly, 80% out there is dreck, but boy are we making a LOT of it! Some quick stats on YouTube usage: Youtube claims more than a billion users visit per month.

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.

My Top 33 Digital Marketing Blogs

Convince & Convert

Digital marketing blogs may be numerous, but I find them to still be critical. I’ve been in digital marketing for 20 years, and the only way you can stay relevant that long is to read A LOT. In digital marketing, if you don’t learn you die. Period. I used Google Reader for quite a while, but after it met its demise I retreated to a familiar and comfortable (for me) method of keeping up on what’s going on in the industry… email. I subscribe via email, and read (or at least.

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10 Tips For Optimal AdWords Campaign Settings

Small Business Mavericks

Do you have the right campaign settings? Andrew Lolk has an interesting illustration about the importance of this topic when he says, “ Compare it to running a marathon, but you forgot to put on your shoes. Yes, you can do your best to walk ahead, but you’ll never go full speed and you definitely won’t finish first.

7 Tips to Hire the Best Freelance Writer

Writtent Blog

Image source. A professional freelance writer can turn your content from drab to fab, drive readers to your door, and write engaging copy that will help make conversions. Finding the perfect writer for your business, blog or other endeavor can seem daunting, but it really comes down to a few basic steps and guidelines.

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3 Ways to Create Amazing Interactive Content

Convince & Convert

It’s time for marketers to wake up and learn that if you are not interacting with your audience, you will be ignored. No one wants to be ignored, right? So hold on to your lunch, as we are about to explore the top 3 interactive techniques that will WOW your audience. Interactive Video Marketing Interactive video marketing differs from “normal static video advertisements” by providing your audience with the choice of interacting with the video instead of simply just watching.

6 Steps to Get More YouTube Views Easily

Devumi

We all want to get more YouTube views, an active audience that watches your videos is the whole point of the platform. How do you get more YouTube views as everyone else is trying to do exactly the same thing you are? Read one through these six steps to find out how you can get more YouTube views, and maybe have a viral hit or two. 6 Steps to get more YouTube views! Optimize your YouTube video titles. Your YouTube video titles are probably the most important written aspect of your video.

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.

Make The Connections That Change Your Business

Small Business Mavericks

Are you involved with your local community? For some, involvement means your kids go to the local school and you eat at the neighborhood pizza joint occasionally. But for a business, local events can create a lot of benefits. Casey Meraz has a really interesting hobby: he hosts and runs local events. He shares his enthusiasm on Moz with a great article called Local Event Marketing: Earn Links, Build Citations, Get Reviews, Increase Foot Traffic, and Win at Local SEO. I’m impressed.

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The 5 Step Formula for a Perfect Blog Post

Writtent Blog

Breaking Down a Perfect Blog Post. When your blog just isn’t taking off or seeing the readership you hoped for, It can be easy to blame low numbers on outside factors when the actual problem might be your blog writing methods. An effective blog contains the fresh and useful content that audiences want to devour and delivers it in a way that appeals to both readers and search engines.

Is Inbound Marketing Actually Profitable or Just a Slogan

Convince & Convert

Yesterday, HubSpot, the creator of the term “Inbound Marketing,” filed for an IPO. When a company files for an IPO, they submit what is called an “S-1,” which provides financial information for prospective investors. It was our first detailed look into the financial health of HubSpot, and after reading it pretty carefully, I am left with a provocative question. Maybe you will be, too.

Lawyers: One Of The Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Clients

Myrland Marketing

I was just reading an email from WordPress expert Chris Lema about his recent search for a new job. He was discussing what made him choose one employer over another. Something he said stuck with me because it could help you as you begin working with your clients, and as you continue working with current clients. Chris shared: “Karim’s [Chris''s new employer] focus, however, wasn’t on title or salary.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Are You Using The Best Way To Get Traffic To Your Site?

Small Business Mavericks

Marketing Pilgrim’s Cynthia Boris knows a lot about online marketing and content so she was pretty happy the other day. As she says, “ You can pay and pay but organic search still wins.” ” What is she talking about?

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5 Writing Tips to Drive Your Readers to Action

Writtent Blog

Image source. Think about this for a moment: what, exactly, is the purpose of a blog post? If you’re thinking increased traffic, audience exposure, and authority & brand building, you’re wrong. Those are just side benefits a blog post brings and channels through which the real purpose is achieved: more sales. Growing a business’s bottom line is the essential goal of practically every marketing strategy you employ.

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Why Research Is Key to Improving Your Social Media Marketing

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments There’s no stop button in social media. marjijsherman Tweet This A New Perspective Marji Sherman joined Kohler last year as their first hired social media expert. This allowed her to come in to a clean slate that she could configure how she saw fit, but it also meant winning the hearts and minds of her colleagues. “ Social media is very visible to everyone within the company,” Marji points out. “Every step I took, I’d have somebody telling me.

Pinterest Message Marketing for your Business

Devumi

Pinterest message marketing takes the popular image sharing platform and gives it a new, more personal, text based twist. Choosing to use Pinterest message marketing with your business can help you open up new relationships, start collaborations, and begin writing exciting new chapters in your brand story. Are you ready to start your Pinterest message marketing plan? Click on your profile in the top right corner, select messages, and let’s get started! Pinterest message marketing basics.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

The New Link Building Beginner’s Guide

Small Business Mavericks

I know that readers of this blog are probably not beginners at link building, but it’s a good idea to quickly skim The Beginner’s Guide to Link Building by Paddy Moogan on Moz. The reason why it’s a good idea is because there just may be something you learn. Beginner’s guides that come out generally have the latest information, and link building tactics need constant refreshing in order to be effective.

Social Media Is Important

Social Media Network Marketing

How Three Brands Won Big with Content Promotion

Convince & Convert

Content promotion and distribution, as an industry, is starting to grow up. More and more marketers are finding new and creative ways to ensure their content gets seen by the audiences that matter most to their brands. From native paid channels to influencer outreach, new tactics of content promotion are becoming popular. There’s also an ecosystem of tools that have cropped up to support content promotion. Marketers and PR folks are earning media and influencer coverage for their content while.

Amazon Plus Advertising Equals A Danger To Google

Twist Image

Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It''s not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly to SoundCloud , if you''re interested in hearing more of me blathering away.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Did You Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

Small Business Mavericks

A lot of people have been doing it. The internet challenge of dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and donating $10 (or the forfeit $100) to ALS research has been viral. Celebrity or not, over a million people have stepped up to the challenge and taken a short video while they did it, then turned around and nominated three friends to do the same thing before they grabbed a towel. If there were an alien researcher watching all this, it would be shaking its head in disbelief.

3 Words That Get You Unstuck To Take Action

Absolute PA

In January, I didn’t set a one-word theme for the year like I’ve done in the past. And, when I have done, I’ve never declared it. I kept it to myself. Otherwise I would be linking to that previous post right here (genius blogging tip for you there, babes!). But, as my year has unfolded, I’m finding that there is a mantra that’s working for me, and I want to share it with you….

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Would You Rather Give Up Your Work Life or Your Personal Life?

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com Clearly, having to choose between giving up your work or personal life is an unfair decision. Yet it’s an unfortunate reality that many employees around the world are faced with. We spend hours commuting to and from offices, we work nights, we give up weekends to finish up projects, and we use vacation time as a form of “catch up.”

The Efficiency Of Brands

Twist Image

Episode #424 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Welcome to episode #424 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. I was in Silicon Valley last month doing some work with Google. I arrived a day early and spent an afternoon in Palo Alto with Jeremiah Owyang.

7 Skills New Marketers Need to Succeed

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The industry is constantly changing and it can be a challenge to keep up. How can you tell the difference between the skills that are necessary and those that are just hype? Checkout Formstack ’s new infographic on the “7 Skills Marketers Need to Succeed.” They studied the trends and crunched the numbers to help digital marketers prioritize their goals. You might be surprised by which marketing skills are worth developing. Innovation Marketing Personal Branding

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Building a 7-Figure a Year SEO Company…by Marketing to the Medical Field

Viper Chill

As a result of so much of my time being spent focused on building an SEO company and ranking websites, I’ve been fortunate to come across a number of people who are on a similar journey. Today I would like to introduce one of those people, Matt Prados, to the world. Matt has managed to build a 7-figure yearly revenue stream running his SEO business by targeting two specialist niches in the medical field.

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5 Ways Companies Are Using Instagram’s New Hyperlapse App

Convince & Convert

This week, Instagram unveiled its newest project Hyperlapse , an app designed to capture high-quality time lapse videos in an easy to use format. With more than 40,000 uses of #hyperlapse on Instagram at press time and counting, it’s no surprise to see early adopters from major brands, to TV shows, celebrities, and more. Wondering how you can tap into Hyperlapse? Check out five examples of how it’s currently being used as a social media storytelling tool. Introducing Hyperlapse from.

Emotion Is The Fast Lane To The Brain

Twist Image

We talk a lot about storytelling and brands, don''t we? Let''s reverse that thought: how many brands are actually great storytellers? Dig a little deeper how many marketers do you know that are great storytellers? I see a lot of marketing and communications professionals who are able to create and transmit a message, but professional marketers who have studied and labored over creating stories? Marketers who have published stories (fiction or non-fiction) with success?