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.

Recent Research Reveals Best Time to Post on Social Media

PWB Marketing Blog

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Change Before Mediocrity Grows on You

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Shakirah Dawud. Changing won’t be easy. You know this, so you’ll spend the entire process weighing the pros and cons, predicting whether this is something you “really need” or just a lark. You’ll wonder whether it’s a change you can “live with” (or what, I wonder?)

Use Social Media to set Smart Media strategies

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Let’s make the assumption that you’ve successfully integrated your paid, owned and earned (POE) marketing efforts across the board. You’ve cut off a lot of fat and reduced the amount of money thrown in more directions than you can pay attention to. Now what?

Social Media Automation 101

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

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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

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 Awesome Association Facebook Pages

SocialFish

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.

Social Networks: Winners and Losers [Infographic]

Pamorama

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.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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

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 ).

How To Post Effectively on Facebook

Mindjumpers

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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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

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.

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

Firebelly

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.

List of Rules to Remember When Engaging in Social Media

Mindjumpers

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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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?

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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]

Idaconcpts

According to AsiaTimesOnline.com , 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?

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.

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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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.

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.

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Nurturing Your Community - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Community Management cannot be taken for granted. You don't build a Community of relevant individuals over night. It takes time. It takes leadership qualities. Acquisition takes time and energy. Retention is even more intensive. To maintain and nurture your Community is the core task. If your Community is satisfied they will be the best ambassadors that you could ever have. Cherish them cause they are precious.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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