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

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.

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.

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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.

Holiday Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Unspoken

It’s official – the holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving has just passed and now we are moving on to the season in which dollar signs flash in the eyes of many business owners.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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

Webbiquity SMM

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.

How to Optimize Your Brand’s Twitter Presence [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Throughout 2012, an average of + 190 million tweets have been sent out daily and the number of users have grown from 106 millions end of 2010 to +500 millions during 2012. Just imagine that! And like Facebook users, 50% of the Twitter users access the network via mobile.

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Association Social Media at #Tech12 – More on Google+

SocialFish

As promised , here are my slides from #Tech12.

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 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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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.”

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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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.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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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4 Must-Download Windows Phone Apps

Idaconcpts

In the days of yore, before the advent of the iPhone or even iTunes, iCared less about having to morph the English language to accommodate an un-capitalized letter beginning a proper noun.

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 Future Of Digital

Twist Image

We live an era of exponential business and marketing growth. That's right, we no longer see business moving in a linear fashion. The growth has become exponential (magnificent rises and terrible burn-outs).

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.

Seth Godin on Steroids: Here’s My Evernote Password

Viper Chill

New York Times best-selling authors Chris Brogan and Julien Smith recently launched their latest book, The Impact Equation , and kindly mentioned me as someone who has built up a large following of passionate (and attractive) readers.

15 Different Ways to Increase Facebook Engagement on Your Company Page in 2013

Shift Digital

It’s that time of year again! 2013 is quickly approaching which means it’s time to reevaluate your social media endeavors including your Facebook Page engagement strategy.

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.

Do You Need A Degree In Digital Marketing And Social Media?

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How important is a formal education for a career in marketing? I get asked this question a lot. Most people want to know where I studied all of this stuff and what type of certification I have. I am certifiable. I am not certified. I dropped out of university because I was (at the time) already publishing magazines.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

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.

Book Review and Giveaway- The Commitment Engine by John Jantsch

Janet Fouts

The Commitment Engine: Making Work Worth It , by John Jantsch. Anybody who has ever read one of John’s blog posts or heard him speak knows he’s a straight shooting, plain speaking business leader who has a knack for making just good business sense available to everyone.

Want Clients? Amaze Them

Geoff Livingston

We as marketing bloggers talk a lot about strategy, the latest and greatest trends, and our personal way of thinking, all to attract customers. But perhaps the best way to attract clients is to build a reputation for amazing them.

Durex #1Share1Condom Campaign Helps Fight AIDS

The Realtime Report

In support of World AIDS Day, Durex created the #1Share1Condom Twitter hashtag campaign to help fight the spread of HIV. From November 26 through December 1st, Durex offered to donate one unused condom for every tweet with #1Share1Condom and for every share of the World AIDS Day image or video on Durex USA’s Facebook page. Stop the misunderstanding – RT to spread the word about HIV & AIDS and we’ll donate a Durex condom. 1SHARE1CONDOM — Durex USA (@Durex_USA) November 30, 2012.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

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.

How the Web Helped Me Buy a New Car

Ari Herzog

I recently said goodbye to my 2001 Subaru Forester and purchased a 2013 Subaru Impreza. Have a look… I’d bought the Forester 12 years ago — and it was the first vehicle I owned all by myself.

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A Content Marketing Debate

Geoff Livingston

Image by Peter Hutchkins. The coupling of the words “content” and “marketing” creates a debate centering on the differences between publishing and selling. By its very nature, marketing is a function of sales.

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.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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