Sat.Apr 12, 2014 - Fri.Apr 18, 2014

The Best Social Media Analytics Tools for Publishers

Adam Sherk

What are the best tools for publishers looking to track social media activity at the content level? There are a lot of options for social monitoring, tracking and analytics, with prices ranging from free to very expensive.

Why Sometimes You Have To Say No To New Business

Jason Yormark

Not every lead is a good one. In my first year I’ve starting my company, while few and far between, I’ve actually had new business prospects that I’ve turned down. For a startup, that seems a bit crazy, but sometimes, it’s unavoidable.

5 Ways to Stop Being Distracted by Phone Notifications

Justin Levy

Recently I was sitting in a meeting when my phone lit up with a new incoming notification. Not wanting to be distracted, I closed the notification without unlocking my phone. When I glanced back up I realized that I didn’t hear an important update.

Heartbleed Bug Creates Need for Businesses to Change Passwords

The Social Media Incubator

If you have yet to hear about the Heartbleed bug , it could easily be called one of the largest security threats to the Internet ever! The bug has created a need for all businesses to take immediate action in changing their passwords.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

Facebook and Twitter: Out With the Old, In With the New

The Realtime Report

This is a guest post by Megan Totka, Chief Editor for ChamberofCommerce.com. At the turn of the decade, Facebook and Twitter were the two giants in social media. For all intents and purposes, they still are.

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How To Succeed With Visual Social Media Marketing

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments Our whole mantra is to celebrate our fans.

Roundup of Firebelly’s CEO, Duncan Alney

Firebelly

At Firebelly our CEO has been on a serious writing kick. Here are Duncan’s most recent posts: Subtweet: Trash Talk or Invaluable Customer Intelligence Subtweeting is a trend seen and done by many teens and early twenty-somethings where they indirectly complain about someone or something.

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Which Airlines Are Most Responsive On Twitter?

The Realtime Report

Which airline brands are the most responsive on Twitter? New data from SocialBakers looks at the difference between the amount of answered and unanswered questions – on Twitter only – among major airlines. American Airlines is well in the lead, with 9,058 questions answered.

Mobile – from Strategy to Implementation

SocialFish

I have been meaning to share this deck from Amy Hissrich, Director, Knowledge Initiatives at ASAE, after she presented this session at an ASAE conference. She kindly agreed to send me some notes to accompany it. Enjoy!

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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.

5 Ways to Connect with Your Audience Emotionally to Drive More Engagement

Convince & Convert

As a marketing professional in today’s über-competitive online space, you understand the importance and value of engaging your audience. You’re part of the 91% of B2B marketers establishing and building a community using both content and social media marketing. It can be difficult.

Mindful Social Business

Janet Fouts

The concept of mindfulness in business is not new, but in this age of complexity it can’t be over-emphasized that we need more of it.

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Half of IT Decision Makers Use Social Media To Make Buying Decisions, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via YouTube. Twitter: 241 million monthly active users. via re/code. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch.

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An invisible economy in Latin America and the Caribbean?

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Felipe Buitrago, consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank, related to his awesome new book about the Orange Economy. I plan to write more about this later, but take a look first. ————-.

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.

4 Ways To Fix Your Facebook Problem

Convince & Convert

There has been a ton of conversation around Facebook’s declining organic reach for businesses. I wrote about it recently in a very popular post on this blog.

Is Your Brand Ready To Get Dirty? Don’t Go Social, If The Answer Is ‘No’!

Atom Thought

It’s important to realize that the moment a Brand steps into the social media, it should be ready to get a bit dirty. It should be ready to mingle with diverse people and get some of their dirt on its polished untouched body and transfer some of its glitter and fragrance to others. The irony. Digital Insight Social Media Marketing

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Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Launches New Profile Design and Buys Android App Cover

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and Reddit: Facebook.

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Free Comic Book Day – May 3

SocialFish

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 3 rd , 2014 . The biggest event in the comic book industry, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), is taking place on Saturday May 3 rd , at participating comic book specialty shops across the U.S., Canada, and worldwide!

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Seven Tips For Jumpstarting Your Visual Storytelling Strategy

Convince & Convert

We’ve all heard marketers proclaim that, “content is king,” but the rise in popularity of visual social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, SlideShare and Vine, have ushered in an era welcoming visual storytelling as a breakout marketing trend for 2014.

Consider the Roles Your Content is Playing Before Determining Its Success

Social Media Strategery

Image Credit: Matt Becker. “Can’t see the forest for the trees” –> An expression used of someone who is too involved in the details of a problem to look at the situation as a whole.

GoDaddy Released Personally Identifiable Information To Spammer Without Permission

Bill Hartzer

Now this is bizarre. But apparently GoDaddy is being accused of releasing personally identifiable information (a woman’s email address) to someone who she’s accusing of being a spammer.

Cool Social Tools: Wizeo

SocialFish

This is a new series of posts from software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. Vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their sites. ————— Philanthropy Should Be More Fun.

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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.

8 Things I’m Trying to Improve with This New Convince and Convert Website

Convince & Convert

After a long gestation, I am delighted that we have launched the new ConvinceAndConvert.com site. We don’t change our stripes here all that often (every couple years or so), and I try to have a rationale when we do.

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Is Pinterest the Right Social Platform For Your Business?

Absolute PA

I’m not going to lie – I love Pinterest. . If you haven’t heard yet, Pinterest is essentially a virtual or online pinboard. It helps you organise and share pretty things you see on the web.

IBM to Offer Premium Search Marketing Services

Bill Hartzer

A lot of companies that you typically wouldn’t expect to offer SEO ( search engine optimization ) or SEM (Search Engine Marketing, PPC) services have lately have begun to offer such services to their current customers.

Easy B2B Tips for Google+ Users

SocialFish

Businesses often use Google+ to connect with target audience members but forget it’s also a useful tool to gain prominence among peers in the marketplace.

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5 Ways to Increase Mobile Conversion Rates

Convince & Convert

Have you tried using QR codes, SMS, or NFC to increase mobile traffic, but are noticing little to no mobile conversions? You aren’t alone! If your website is not mobile friendly, you will be lucky to see any conversions. That’s no surprise.

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Finding Order in Chaos: Month 4

Ari Herzog

Looking back at my history of finding order in January , February , and March , Twitter is where I struggled the most. Because of multiple hats I wear, it was frustrating to appeal to different audiences at the same time.

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Website Rejected From Google AdSense Program? No Problem!

Bill Hartzer

I am always amazed at the business opportunities that people create on the internet. But when it comes to certain types of businesses and services that people offer, I get really ticked off when I see someone or another business offers a service that isn’t right.

Twitter Changes the Social Data Ecosystem

Net-Savvy Executive

Today''s announcement that Twitter is buying Gnip raises big questions about the market for social media data.