Sat.Mar 17, 2012 - Fri.Mar 23, 2012

Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

"Spring" via promanex on Flickr under creative commons license. Ahhhh Spring! The flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, and there’s a sense of renewal in the air. But with Spring also brings with it the need to do Spring cleaning.

SEO Strategies: Optimisation Ideas for Your Google+ Page

Mindjumpers

Tweet Guest post written by Emma Tomlinson , who is the Head of Retail at Smart Traffic, a SEO consulting company based in Bristol delivering successful campaigns to both SMEs and major brands.

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Eleven Ways Facebook Page Timelines Change Your Content Strategy

SocialFish

The new Facebook page timeline layout changes the way your organization needs to think about content.

Facebook and Twitter Offer News Organizations Much More than Just News Delivery

Adam Sherk

The Pew Research Center’s The State of the News Media 2012 is out and the section on What Facebook and Twitter Mean for News makes for an interesting read.

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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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What To Tweet And Not To Tweet About [Study]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and Georgia Tech conducted a study to understand the Twitter behavior of 1,443 Twitter users who rated 43,738 tweets during a 19-day period.

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My Blog Monetization Results

Jason Yormark

About a month ago I decided I wanted to test out ads on my blog to see what kind of return I would get by devoting some right sidebar space for a medium sized ad. I was a bit leery about the idea, but figured it was worth a shot seeing as my blog traffic had reached a point where I thought the return could be worth it. I decided to go with Social Spark (IZEA) since they offered a model that pays on impressions rather then click-throughs.

10 Email Sins You Must Stop Committing Right Now

Almost Savvy

Email. Whether we like it or not, it is part of our lives. We love it when it’s easy and when others use it in a way that works for us. The rest of the time, we hate it. And when we hate it, we really hate it.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Every 24 Hours Online You…

Ari Herzog

Ever wonder what you and your friends do every 24 hours on the internet? The folks at MBA Online created a graphic to visually tell your story. Have a look… Please continue reading INFOGRAPHIC: Every 24 Hours Online You… and leave a comment if inspired. Ari Herzog is currently seeking a full time position in social media. Connect on LinkedIn today. Discover more articles on new and emerging media. Recent comments Recent comments. Media infographic metrics

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.

The State of Social Media Marketing in 2012 [Study]

Pamorama

Marketers continue to question the value they get from Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. Many don’t know any more about how to measure engagement and what benefits it offers brands than when social media marketing first took off a few years ago. Even though current thinking dictates that social media outreach is essential [.]. Social Media

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Why Facebook’s New Timeline for Pages Will be More Useful Than You Think

Waxing UnLyrical

Like it or not, if you administer at least one Facebook Page, you’re trying to get ready to face the music next Friday. Because that’s the day – March 30 – when its new Timeline format will go live on all brand/business pages.

Mind: Blown! Technologies of the Future

SocialFish

I’m presenting Mind: Blown! Technologies of the Future today at the AE Institute conference for Realtor association executives.

8 Questions to Answer Before You Pay to Advertise Your Business

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The following is a guest post from Susan Waldes , Senior SEM Manager at PPC Associates. So you think your business is ready to get into paid advertising channels? Or are you into them already?

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

No Real Name, No Blog Comment Allowed

Ari Herzog

Riffing behind a commenting layout convention by Matt Cutts, such as his latest blog post when he wrote about giving up news consumption for a month, I’ve decided to require every blog comment here be associated with a real name. See the current screenshot below.

Toon Time: No Unicorns Allowed

Waxing UnLyrical

Erin Feldman is the marketing communications manager at TouchSystems , a touch screen company based in Hutto, Texas. Her background is in marketing and creative writing, and she riffs about writing right at her blog, Write Right (so write right, don’t make her use her red pen).

Successful Strategies for Distance Learning [CASE STUDY]

SocialFish

This post is by Marci D. Thompson, Associate Director, Online Education, APIC. APIC is a professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 14,000 members. Their mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection.

Asked For Your Social Profile Passwords In An Interview? Look The Other Way.

Jason Yormark

There’s been quite a bit of hoopla this week on the story of interviewees being asked for their Facebook login credentials as part of the interview process. I’m sure it’s not a practice that has just taken shape of late, but for whatever reason, this week it surfaced and has caused all kinds of discussion on the matter. Their are interesting opinions on both sides of the issue, but my take is quite simply, look the other way.

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.

PPC For Small Business – Are You Attracting The Wrong Traffic?

Small Business Mavericks

Small business owners often feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to advertising online. Banners are not big converters, social media can be time consuming, and paid search expensive. When a small business owner does run an advertising campaign, the most common complaint we hear is that their campaign was a complete flop.

2012 Is The Year of Visual Communication

Mindjumpers

Tweet It’s a known fact that visual stimuli has a strong effect on humans, also compared to other kinds of stimuli such as reading or listening. Now, more than ever before, technology has made it easier to take part in visual storytelling with online communities.

Getting some perspective.

SocialFish

Just for fun Friday: Check out this amazing site that shows the relative scale of all things (well, not all, but a whole bunch). A nice way to get some perspective. Potluck

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Public Relations: A Defining Moment for the Profession

Waxing UnLyrical

The Public Relations Society of America has spent the past few months collaborating with other PR associations around the globe on a redefinition of the term “public relations.”. This is a task that has been championed since the late 1970s when Edward L.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Beware Of Bombarding People With Facebook & Twitter Ads

Firebelly

Upstream’s 2012 Digital Advertising Attitudes Report revealed that 66% of adults feel they’re being exposed to too many ads on Facebook and Twitter. One in five online Americans even said they would stop using a company’s product or service if they were subjected to too much advertising. Additional findings are displayed in their Consequences of Digital Ad Bombardment infographic.

How To Start A Blog In 2012

Twist Image

Starting a Blog is easy. Starting a Blog in 2012 is a little bit more complex. There's a Blog about anything and everything out there, right now. It's hard for someone considering a Blog to come up with a new and/or different angle. The topic can be as obscure as your brain can fathom, and odds are that a Blog covering that exact topic already exists. Pushing that further, it's somewhat hard to even define what, exactly, a Blog is in this day and age.

IMPORTANT: what’s in store for associationTECH now Posterous is going to die?

SocialFish

This post is for all of you who have contributed to or subscribed to the community blog, associationTECH. You may have heard that Twitter has bought Posterous , the platform the blog is on right now. Today we are welcoming a very talented group from Posterous to Twitter.

How Are You?

Waxing UnLyrical

When I first moved to the U.S. all those years ago, one of the things that struck me was how people would ask the question, “How are you?” ” Seeing as how I first lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area, I most often heard, “Hey, how are ya?”

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

March Madness & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Here are 5 must-reads on March Madness (go Hooisers!) and social media that we don’t want you to miss. Kansas Jayhawks Win Social Media’s March Madness.

Social Networking Spam – 5 Rules for Marketers

Convince & Convert

Josh Mackey is General Manager at PeekAnalytics , a Social Audience Measurement Platform. More importantly, a family man and sport loving Aussie who loves life). There has been a lot of talk recently about social networking spam – inactive and bogus accounts on social platforms.

Revealed: Behind the Scenes of My Premium Product Launch

Viper Chill

As you would probably expect, the last few weeks of my life since launching OptinSkin have been absolutely crazy. I can’t remember a time when I’ve spent so much of my day with my head in my inbox, dealing with customers.

Wanna Learn Facebook Development? Check Out My New Video Series

Stay N' Alive

Facebook application development isn't just a skill, and it's not just for developers either - it's a mindset and a culture that you have to understand to truly understand and implement its value.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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