Sat.Jan 12, 2013 - Fri.Jan 18, 2013

For Global Success: 9 Reasons Why Localization Is Key [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

When it comes to traditional media, brands know the value of doing local promotion. But when it comes to marketing activities on Facebook, brands still focus on global content and don’t see the importance of local activation.

The Most Common Google News Errors and How to Avoid Them

Adam Sherk

In working with publishers one of the things I’m most frequently asked to do is troubleshoot problems with Google News. Anyone on staff at a news or content site can attest to the importance of Google News and news search optimization.

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Twitter Advertising Review: Not Ready For Primetime

Jason Yormark

I have had the luxury of having quite a bit of experience watching an ad platform evolve from the ground up having been at Microsoft Advertising in the launch days of adCenter. It’s not an easy task to build a platform to accomodate that much data and users.

A New Year…School Daze and Setting Priorities

Waxing UnLyrical

I love January… especially since I’ve been teaching. Starting fresh with a new year and no major calamities to deal with… yet. Twelve exciting months waiting over the horizon. For my students, though, especially my undergrad senior Communication students at Curry College , it’s another story.

Social Media Automation 101

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

24 More of the Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in 21 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Tools and Rants of 2012 So Far a few months back, Facebook remains the 800-pound gorilla of the social networking world. It’s now exceeded one billion users, and as noted below, 80% of all businesses maintain an active Facebook presence.

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Facebook Graph Search: Why Investors Shouldn’t Worry

Mindjumpers

Much anticipated, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled this week that Facebook has built Graph Search – a search engine within Facebook that combines web search with your social graph thus making it possible to search your entire life and those of your friends.

Stop, Look and Listen

Waxing UnLyrical

I don’t know if it’s acceptable to wish you a Happy New Year when we’re two weeks into 2013, but seeing as how I haven’t talked to you in 2013, I think it is. So Happy New Year! Is it a good one so far?

Teens Prefer Tumblr Over Facebook

The Realtime Report

Tumblr is more popular than Facebook among young social media users, according to a recent survey by Posterous co-founder Garry Tan.

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10 Ecommerce Predictions for 2013

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Behavioral Targeting Customer Experience eCommerce Mobile Social Media. Thanks to smarter marketing, better technology and consumers speaking out, 2013 just might be the year we see a real shift in how close customers and companies can really get.

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.

Creating a Life List

Justin Levy

Growing up I never kept a bucket list because growing up below the poverty line, the goal was just to graduate high school. Then, while in high school both of my parents passed away and I became intently focused on overcoming any obstacle put in my way while accomplishing any goal I set my mind on.

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Social Businesses Use Technology for more than Marketing

SocialFish

In our circles, everyone understands that social technologies are a must for marketing and communications. That bandwagon is pretty crowded these days. But I am still amazed at how slow these same people are to integrate social technology into management practices outside of the marketing department.

Monopoly Launches ‘Save Your Token’ Campaign on Facebook

The Realtime Report

Monopoly is using Facebook and Twitter to get fans excited about a change in the classic board game. From now until February 5th, Monopoly fans can vote on Facebook to save their favorite token (one of the current tokens will be eliminated) and to choose a new one.

The Impact Of Photos On Facebook [Infographic]

Firebelly

When it comes to posting on your business Facebook page it’s important to keep in mind the value that photos add to your text and/or link posts. The infographic by Wishpond reenforces strong data that photos are king when it comes to posts.

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.

Amazing Things Will Happen – Video Book Review

Justin Levy

When C.C. Chapman first shared an unedited chapter of Amazing Things Will Happen many months ago and explained the concept behind the book, I was really excited for him and knew that this would be bigger than just publishing a new book (which is big in its own right!).

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Social business demands culture change

SocialFish

Social business demands culture change. . Leveraging technology in today’s social world goes way beyond the technical requirements—success or failure seems more dependent on how flexible and effective your management practices are, rather than your specific IT competency.

84% Say Company Leaders on Social Media Provide A Competitive Edge

The Realtime Report

Does having a company leader on social media give that organization a competitive edge? A recent survey by Humanize looks at social media and leadership in organizations – in particular, how company leaders are leveraging social media for organizational results.

Measuring Social Media ROI

Akamai Marketing

Stay Akamai: Phew! Here we go another year. Another year of measuring social media ROI. I’ve kicked off a couple with some easy to use, downloadable templates for strategy and KPI. But I really should have done this post before those two.

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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.

Think Like Zuck: 5 Secrets of Success of Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Ekaterina Walter. There can be few companies that have become part of so many people’s daily lives in such a short space of time as Facebook. Since 2004 it has grown to over one billion users globally, with over half of those logging on daily.

FB Graph Search – Implications for Brand Pages

SocialFish

Timely slide deck from my friend David Jones at Blast Radius. “On January 15, 2013 Facebook launched Graph Search, an enhanced search functionality aimed at Facebook users.

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Social TV: Fans Tweet to Choose Hawaii Five-O Ending

The Realtime Report

Networks want viewers to watch television programs live (with commercials and all), and social media – particularly Twitter – offers some interesting opportunities to keep audiences engaged.

Facebook Graph Search: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Yesterday, Facebook announced Graph Search – a new type of search where “the objects we search for aren’t web pages but instead virtual representations of real world objects: people, places and things.” ” Learn all about it in today’s roundup.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Search and Social Weekly (1.3)

Josh S Peters

Facebook reveals how its new Graph Search feature works with your privacy settings. The new Graph Search feature is a rather major change to the way Facebook does search. Get the skinny on what it is and how it works.

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Check us out on Pinterest!

SocialFish

Did you know we have a “SocialFishy Stuff” board on Pinterest ? Check it out for our collection of the best infographics from around the interwebs!

Social Networking Stats: Instagram Has 90 Million Active Monthly 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.

Facebook Announces Facebook Graph Search

Bill Hartzer

In a private, non-publicized press conference held at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Californian, Mark Zuckerberg announced the new Facebook Graph Search , a way to search for things you might like based off what your friends think.

Diversify Your Blog with Video Blogging

Idaconcpts

There are many reasons why bloggers may decide to incorporate video blogging onto their site. Sometimes it is out of a desire for diversity, since both the reader and the writer may get bored of large amounts of text.

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Interaction design and the future of connecting

SocialFish

Watch this wonderful 18-minute video about the connection between the tools we create and our human behaviors.

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How Penn and Teller Turn the Audience Into Social Megaphones

Convince & Convert

One of the biggest mistakes brands are making in social is overemphasizing their owned media and underemphasizing their earned media.

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The Convergence of Search and Social Part 4 – ZMOT

Josh S Peters

Some consider ZMOT the full convergence of search and social, but I feel like it’s just part of it. It defines the new set of actions that are taking place when consumers buy a product.

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