Sat.Sep 10, 2011 - Fri.Sep 16, 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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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?

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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.

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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Social Media Automation 101

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

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Three Dangerous B2B Social Media Mistakes

PWB Marketing Blog

Social media is more effective when you’re not making mistakes. Mistakes are costly. The best case scenario is you get nervous because management is breathing down your neck for bottom line results. The worst case scenario is you get fired for making a social media mistake.

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How a Cardboard Box Pays Tribute to 9/11

Ari Herzog

Six days after my 26th birthday, and precisely 10 years ago tomorrow, Mom awoke me at 8:49 a.m. and suggested I turn on the TV. She said an airplane crashed into the World Trade Center. My ears perked. I turned down the prospect of sleeping to watch CNN.

Video: Thoughts on Social CRM for Small Businesses

Dave Fleet

Tweet. Social CRM is a hot topic right now. As companies’ use of social media tools begins to mature from a pure marketing focus to more of a social business focus, the various use cases of social CRM are gaining more attention from practitioners.

Hey, I Got the Lead Sentence in a Spammy Scraper Article

Adam Sherk

When I got a Google Alert that my name appeared in an article on NFL jerseys, I wasn’t quite sure what was going on. Perhaps a reference to one of my social media super bowl posts?

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.

How data visualization brings numbers to life

SocialFish

“ More about this programme : Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development.

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64 Inspiring Facebook Marketing Techniques [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Being a business maintaining a Facebook page, there’s no doubt that you need to be engaging in order to increase the number of fans and make them interact with you.

Why Critics of Klout Are Missing the Big Picture

Convince & Convert

Other than signing book deals, the favorite sport of the social media punditry these days seems to be bashing Klout. The pugilists are plentiful, and appear to be trying to win a merit badge for dismissiveness.

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Post Case Study: Triberr Visits vs. Google Analytics

Kikolani

One of the more interesting, maybe even downright controversial aspects of social media is actually measuring results. How have your strategies actually helped your website? While businesses focus on the ROI in dollars, bloggers focus on the ROI in traffic.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

12 Questions To Ask Before You Build An Online Community

Firebelly

“I don’t know if I should build an online community&#. I hear this very often when I’m working with clients that are launching a community – or building the foundation of what might become a community – to be more accurate. A couple of over arching considerations: What are the marketing goals and how will building a community support them? Can your organization sustain an ongoing investment of time and money to build a community?

5 Apps Every Business Owner Should Have

Idaconcpts

Running a business is by no means an easy task, and every entrepreneur could use a little help from time to time. Instead of hiring a personal assistant, consider fully utilizing that $400 mobile device you purchased. That’s right. Your smartphone.

It’s time to humanize business

SocialFish

Have a look at this great slide deck from Lee Bryant that I just discovered today (full accompanying narrative is here ). He was talking about the future of leadership – in 2009.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Matt Cutts on Blackhat SEO

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. Have Your Registered for Blog World Yet? If you haven’t registered already, your window for savings is almost closed.

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.

6 Annoying Ways You’re Using WordPress

Firebelly

I’ve never made any attempt to hide it, I have an ongoing love affair with WordPress. The website management system flat-out beats all other blogging and even web development platforms I’ve worked with… when used correctly.

Marketing - A New Dawn

Twist Image

Is this just the natural evolution of Marketing or is this a complete revolution? It doesn't matter anymore. If this is an evolution, we have evolved. If this is a revolution, the revolution is over. The Internet is (clearly) not a fad. Online marketing and advertising is (clearly) not a fad. Social Media is (clearly) not a fad. People are connected - to one another and to more information than they ever have been before.

How to Create Viral Success: Top 10 Viral Campaigns

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, AdAge.com published a refreshed list of the top 10 viral videos of all time. As they wrote on their site, many ads come and go quickly, but some are definitely here to stay!

Create a disorganisation chart!

Engaging Brand

Another pet hate for me is.the organisation chart. For me it creates all the things which a company tries to stop. Puts people IN boxes.then they ask them to think outside! Creates hierarchy.then they say 'we are a team'. Creates functions.then asks for cross functional working!

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Why You Need to Turn Your Content Marketing Upside Down

Convince & Convert

All companies now find themselves in two industries: the business they are actually in, and the publishing business. The death of the information intermediary is upon us, and companies need to tell their own story with speed and aplomb. But let’s not go overboard.

The Marketing Industry

Twist Image

You can't have a strong business without a strong community. Personally, I've lived by that motto since I first got involved in business. Marketers frequently struggle with issues - from how to get more clients to how to keep those clients, and from how to continue to keep being creative to how to keep their teammates happy and engaged. It's not an easy business.

Is Your Blog Spiraling Into An Echo Chamber?

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Allison Duncan. Blogging is all about connecting with people and continually making networks of folks who read and comment. Most blog tip sites constantly tell you to “use Twitter or Facebook” to reach the masses.

21 Things to Know When Pricing a B2B Website

PWB Marketing Blog

Many factors influence the price of a website. At PWB, we like to say the cost of a website is like the cost of a bag of groceries. It depends what you put inside it. Pricing a website – whether B2B or B2C – really comes down to outlining a clear scope of work for the project.

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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.

I’m Worried About Google Plus

Direct Marketing Observations

It’s no secret to most of us in the digital world that Google’s track record in trying to roll out socially infused applications is not good. I can’t even remember the last time I checked in at Google Buzz.

Employees That Spend Too Much Time Online Are Stealing

Twist Image

I t's called, "Time Theft," and it's becoming a bigger and bigger issue. There have been all kinds of shenanigans by lazy employees throughout the history of business (currently, I have the image of George Costanza napping under his desk from that infamous episode of Seinfeld ). The concept of "time theft" includes everything from having someone else punch a timecard on your behalf to falsifying your attendance. It's a huge issue.

Fourteen sources of awesome topics for your nonprofit blog

SocialFish

Now that you set goals for your blog and have selected the right blogging platform , what are you going to write about? This is the number one question that keeps every blogger up at night, and is exactly why it’s referred to as “feeding the beast&#. Survey your readers.

Caring, Consistency, and the New Relationship Marketing

Convince & Convert

Jay: Hey, everybody. It’s Jay Baer from Convince & Convert. I’m joined. today by a very special guest, my pal Mari Smith , live from. San Diego. Jay: You are always awesome. You are always awesome. I want to see you all bummed out and sad sometime because no one has ever seen it.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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