Sat.Apr 16, 2011 - Fri.Apr 22, 2011

Grateful Dead Facebook Page: Great Use of Interactive Content

Adam Sherk

Thanks to Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead we know that the band’s approach over the years offers useful insights for marketers. But how is the organization itself doing with social media today? Based on a current promotion on the Grateful Dead Facebook page I’d say they’re doing great.

The Dirty Dozen Top 12 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

Webbiquity SMM

There have been numerous posts written about the pitfalls of social media marketing (including helpful pieces from Online Social Networking , Sysomos , and one I wrote for HubSpot ).

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Social Networks: Winners and Losers [Infographic]


Here in the U.S., the big kid on the social media block is Facebook. But a look at social networks around the world shows that there are many platforms competing for niche markets. This informative infographic from Ignite Social Media offers some interesting statistics.

How To Post Effectively on Facebook


Tweet Buddy Media has released a report that reveals when it is most effective for brands to update their Facebook pages thus gaining the most impact on their users. The analysis was performed on 200 of Buddy Media’s clients during a two-week period.

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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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List of Rules to Remember When Engaging in Social Media


Tweet Many organizations are starting to get involved in social media. But do your employees know how to act in new media on behalf of your business? Do you have any guidelines to make them acquainted with a social media presence?

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Recent Research Reveals Best Time to Post on Twitter and Facebook.

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The Trouble With Social Media Listening

Janet Fouts

I say it wherever I go, whether speaking to a large group or coaching my clients one on one. Listening is the most important part of any social media strategy.

HootSuite Talks to Spanish Speaking Community


On April 21, 2011 there are several websites down. Among the affected are HootSuite, Reddit, Foursquare and Quora. The problems appear to be caused by an issue affecting the Amazon Web Services. The company claims that are working to resolve the problem.

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.

Social Media and the New Workplace!

Atom Thought

Some time back I wrote an article in The CTOForum Magazine about how social media is impacting the next generation enterprises.

6 Twitter Do’s for Business

Akamai Marketing

Today we’re keeping it simple with some tactical suggestions on using Twitter for business. It isn’t that this list is complete or even that it ever will be. I’ve just. Tactics Twitter social media advice small business suggestions

Optimizing WordPress Excerpts for Maximum Clickability

Waxing UnLyrical

This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. As I’ve been paying more attention to blogging—not just the writing thereof, but the look and how the posts come across—one of the fields that I believe is little-used is the “excerpt&# field in one’s WordPress blog.

Interview with Social Media Influencer: Tom H. C. Anderson

Social Media Citizens

Tom H. Anderson is the founder and managing partner of Anderson Analytics , a full-service market research consultancy that takes a “next generation” approach to research by fusing advanced analytics and traditional methodologies with leading edge technologies. Named the “Uncrowned Father of Web 3.0

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

5 Awesome Association Facebook Pages


About a month ago, Maddie shared this post about awesome B2B Facebook Pages with me and suggested I do a similar post about association Facebook Pages. So, without further ado, I give you these 5 awesome association Facebook Pages: American Dietetic Association –I especially like their “tip of the day&# posts–a great way to drive traffic back to their website. American Wind Energy Association –I especially like the video tab and Take Action tabs.

Which News Sites Have the Most Keywords in Common with eHow?

Adam Sherk

eHow is back in the news after claims it was hit hard by latest expansion of Google’s Panda update and subsequent denials from Demand Media. Articles like “How to Pour Water Into a Glass Cup” make it difficult to dispute eHow’s reputation as the poster child of content farms.

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Social Influence. Where Do You Rank?

Jason Yormark

One of the hot trends in social media these days are the crop of sites that are claiming to measure ones social media influence. Sites like Klout , PeerIndex , and up and comer Empire Avenue all have unique ways in which they measure your social influence based on a variety of factors. All three attempt to apply their own home brew algorithms that factor in the size of your networks, the frequency of your participation, and how often your contributions to these networks are shared.

Measuring Social Media ROI | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

Three uncommon uses of social media and how you can leverage them for ROI and better customer service, SEO, and reputation management

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.

What should you outsource in social media?

Akamai Marketing

Last week, I moderated a panel at the Hawaii Social Media Summit (#SMSHI) of Hawaii’s social media business users about their outsourcing – what they do and don’t outsource and. Study small business social media analytics content lessons learned outsourcing strategy technology

Irresponsible Blogger Syndrome: Do You Have It?

Saying It Social

What is Irresponsible Blogger Syndrome? Irresponsible Blogger is a common Syndrome which can afflict bloggers of any shape and size, regardless of expert status and subject matter. No blogger is safe from Irresponsible Blogger Syndrome without taking the proper precautions.

3 Great Weekly Social Media Podcasts


Podcasts aren’t nearly as common as they used to be, or maybe I just haven’t noticed them as much. A few years ago with the ever-growing popularity of the iPod and iTunes, it seemed like everyone with an Internet connection and a microphone tried to start their own podcast.

The Gamification of Social Media

Social Media Marketing

Empire Avenue is the new game in town. It sits squarely in the social networking space, but it has a different twist - one from which I think businesses may be able to gain valuable insights, all while allowing people to enjoy themselves. What is it?

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

That Time Our Website Was Hacked

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Shanan Sorochynski. The afternoon of March 28 was not a super-happy-fun time for my department. Instead of seeing the University homepage, visitors were greeted with a black screen that had the messages: “Hacked by SecurityBus,” and “Sorry Admin you’ve just been hacked.”.

‘China’s Facebook’ Renren Seeks NYSE Listing [Data]


According to , Renren, known as the “Facebook of China&# , will be listed in the New York Stock Exchange next month, raising up to US$584 million. Here is a break down of Renren, including demographic and traffic data. What is Renren?

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Beckham and Vergara Hit Video for Diet Pepsi


Tweet Two days ago, Diet Pepsi launched a new commercial, which features Sofia Vergara and David Beckham. The ad aired during an episode of NBC’s Chuck, and it features Sofia who is trying to clear the beach in Santa Monica in order to pick up a Diet Pepsi.

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Announcement: Social Media Citizens joined forces with Nearby Digital

Social Media Citizens

I just wanted to make a quick announcement. As you probably noticed there is a new logo on site "Supported by Nearby Digital" well the reason is that I ( Giedrius Ivanauskas ) joined forces with my dear friend Thomas Kulbokas founder of Nearby Digital.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Weekly Roundup: The Spin Sucks Edition

Waxing UnLyrical

I don’t think I’ve ever done this before. Devoted an entire Weekly Roundup to posts from one – yes, one! – blog.

RSS is Not Dead. The Concept of "Subscribing" Is.

Stay N' Alive

Show me your numbers. There are a lot of blogs out there claiming, "RSS is dead." "RSS RSS isn't dead." The problem is very few of these articles have any substance to prove that fact.

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The Post Your Fellow Bloggers Don’t Want You to Read

Viper Chill

Let me begin this post by saying that for the first time ever, ViperChill has crept under the 10,000 Alexa mark (!). The number doesn’t really mean that much, but it is nice for a site owner to see. What’s even more surprising is that I didn’t write a blog post for weeks.

History Repeats – Facebook is the new AOL

Convince & Convert

My piece of a panel discussion on trends at SocialSlam in Knoxville, Tennessee a great event put together by my friend Mark W. Schaefer. History Repeats: AOL, Facebook, and Castles of Data. View more presentations from Jay Baer.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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