Sat.Dec 01, 2012 - Fri.Dec 07, 2012

When Life Happens

Waxing UnLyrical

Today’s been a big day for me. Because, as you read this, I will have packed up my stuff from MSL Washington DC , and getting ready to have a farewell refreshment with my colleagues, some of whom have become dear friends.

The New Face of SEO: Content Creation Comes First [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Traditionally, we think of SEO as something very technically rooted. But this has changed immensely during the last couple of years.

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23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Social Media’s Impact and Effect

Direct Marketing Observations

There’s no doubt any longer about social media permeating every aspect of our daily live’s. Here’s a great infographic on the true ubiquity of social. Thanks to the folks from Socially Aware Blog. social media Social Networking

Social Media Automation 101

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

Twitter Shifts Position: Now Claims PeopleBrowsr Suit Is A Federal Antitrust Case

The Realtime Report

Last week, PeopleBrowsr, a social analytics company, won a temporary restraining order preventing Twitter from terminating its long-standing access to the full firehose.

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9 Actionable Ways To Prove & Track Your Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Ed Baxter. For the last few years, social media has taken the marketing world by storm, if you aren’t engaging with your visitors then you’re probably putting yourself at a massive disadvantage against your competitors who do.

Social May Artificially Validate Motivation and Intent But…

Direct Marketing Observations

Don’t let the title scare you. it’s really a simple notion actually. It goes something like this. You’re a marketer, you’re tasked to sell something online.

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Social Sharing: The New Coffee Table Magazine Spread

Adam Sherk

This is a guest post from Mik Stroyberg of Issuu , a digital publishing platform for magazines, newspapers and catalogs. I asked Mik to share some thoughts on the future of digital publishing. Adam.

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What Makes Social Content Great?

Mindjumpers

I recently came across an article on Digiday discussing how 5 dumb brand posts on Facebook received huge community engagement despite the fact that the updates were… well, dumb.

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.

Why you should be on Google+

SocialFish

I’m going to be talking about Google+ at the ASAE Technology Conference tomorrow. My theory about Google+ is explained incredibly well in this first presentation by Gideon Rosenblatt, which I am including as handout. If you understand this, you’ll get what you need to do with Google+.

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Millennials On Mobile, Social Media [Report]

The Realtime Report

Millennials (ranging from 18-29 years old) now comprise one-fifth of American adults. This age group is 53% more likely than all U.S. adults to feel that social media sites are very important for finding information about news and current events, according to a new report from Scarborough Research.

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Social Media In 2012: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (5 Must-Reads)

Firebelly

2012 was an exciting year in the social media space. Learn all about the good, the bad and the ugly in these must-reads. From the Nielsen Social Media Report for 2012. 8 Big Social Media Disasters of 2012.

Taking Control of Your Facebook News Feed

yMarketingMatters

Have you wondered why you are not seeing as many of your friends and business Pages in your News Feed? That’s because Facebook determines what appears in your News Feed, and how high, with an algorithm called EdgeRank.

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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.

How to Build a True Learning Community at the Core of Your Membership Model

SocialFish

What makes a group into a learning community? And what is the role of social media-enabled learning communities in the modern membership organization and other comparable types of knowledge service delivery?

Tech Buyers: 43% Research Products After Seeing Mobile Ads

The Realtime Report

A new study by IDG found that 44% of consumers said that “exposure to technology products in social media positively affects their likelihood of purchase.”

Suspected Criminal Drops Smartphone: Law Enforcement Responds Appropriately

Bill Hartzer

In an interesting turn of events during a shoplifting attempt at a local Walmart Store, a local law enforcement officer in Canton, Texas, recovered the suspected criminal’s smartphone.

How to Increase Reader Engagement with Images

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Steven Papas. High bounce rate will get you frustrated as a blogger. Yours is more like a blog without traffic if you generate thousands of visitors a day that leave your blog the next second.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Business Wisdom from Airbnb to Zappos = Humanize #Lessons2013

SocialFish

Fast Company just published its Lessons For 2013: Business Wisdom From Airbnb To Zappos , where they invited a whole bunch of smart business people to send in a tweetable lesson. And, oh look! There are loads of “ Humanize “-related ones!

The 1 Big Difference Between How Men and Women Use Pinterest

Convince & Convert

Men are from Mars, Women are from Pinterest. It’s probably not a revelation to tell you that Pinterest skews heavily female. 70% in fact, according to our most recent study at The Social Habit.

Social Networking Stats: 42% of Those With Foursquare App Are Active Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 400 million users. via Yahoo. Renren: over 170 million users. via iResearch iUser Tracker. LinkedIn: 187 million active users. via LinkedIn. Google Plus: 100 million monthly active users. via Google. Tumblr: 83 million blogs. via Tumblr.

The Benefits of Offline Marketing

Kikolani

This is a guest post by James Elliot. It seems everyone’s obsessed with online marketing, from the growth of search engine marketing and Google controlling the majority of searches in the US to social media marketing with Facebook and Twitter being the hottest topics at the moment.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

What Are Social Businesses Really Doing?

SocialFish

MIT’s Sloan Management Review paired up with Deloitte to do a research project around social business earlier this year. They got nearly 3,500 responses to their survey from managers in companies in 115 countries and 24 industries, so it’s a nice, broad study.

Microsoft Launches So.Cl Social Media Network

Bill Hartzer

If you are familiar with Pinterest , and Tumblr , then you know how much fun it can be to create a topical board filled with pictures, articles, and videos to share with family and friends. Each new picture that you find can be a source of amusement, and introspection.

Targeted Content: The Holy Grail of Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

For any piece of content to be successful, it has to be personalized and speak to a specific person (a potential buyer), with a specific need, at a specific point in his or her buyer journey.

Examining Colors and Graphics in Facebook Marketplace Ads

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Craig Robinson. When creating marketplace ads to promote your brand and products on Facebook, the list of ways to obtain success is exceedingly long.

Association Social Media at #Tech12 – More on Google+

SocialFish

As promised , here are my slides from #Tech12.

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Why We Need To Talk About Testicles

Ari Herzog

I bet you know someone with a silicone bracelet promoting awareness of breast cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, poverty, or some other cause. Each wristband comes in a different color and is worn with pride.

Is Your Social Network a Puppy or a Dog?

Convince & Convert

There’s nothing better than getting a new puppy. He’s so exciting and vibrant and interesting and funny. It’s fun to think about what he’ll be like when he grows up. Everywhere you go people ask you about him, and look at him, and want to hold him.

16 Business Blog Blunders to Avoid

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Jessica Velasco. Isn’t it delightful when we can learn from the mistakes of other people?! Here is a list of common blogging blunders. Check to see if you are making any of these mistakes.