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

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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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.

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Think Like Zuck: 5 Business Success Secrets from the Great Leaders of Our Time

Unspoken

At the age of 28, Mark Zuckerberg is the world’s 29-richest person and his company Facebook has over one billion users worldwide, only eight years after it was set up. Yet Zuckerberg “never wanted to run a company,” he said.

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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.

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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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7 Tips for Consuming More Water

Justin Levy

Keeping up your water intake is vital to your overall health and it goes far beyond wanting to lose weight or grow bigger muscles, though it helps with those goals too. There are an endless number of reasons why drinking more water is good for you.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

The End of the Social PR Revolution

Geoff Livingston

Image by OakleyOriginals. In building the program for xPotomac (February 25th) , I sought to address a sea change in media evolution. That change spells the end for the social PR revolution, a marketing movement embodied by brand-led conversations over the past seven years.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

What IFTTT Teaches Us About Automation

Geoff Livingston

I like If This Then That or IFTTT. The site resolves a growing need to simplify online life. As you may already know, IFTTT’s basic algorithmic building blocks allow people to build an easier online life.

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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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Could This Be The End of Computer Viruses?

Unspoken

Bromium is a new business that has developed software that could result in the end of viruses and malware for good. The software that has been developed is called vSentry. How vSentry Works. The vSentry software gives users a disposable virtual computer for every task that is undertaken on a Windows PC. This virtual computer will act as a barrier in between the computer system and the virus.

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The Convergence of Search and Social Part 3 – SEO

Josh S Peters

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has been around as long as search engines. Over the years it has changed dramatically and now we have social media activity influencing search results in all of the major search engines.

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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.

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.

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4 Google Apps for Android

Idaconcpts

Google has taken over a large swath of the World Wide Web. No getting around that. From securing their indelible place as the dominant web search engine, Google is positioned to become just plain dominant. You can’t readily change who is the top Internet banana at any given moment.

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The Past Beckons

Geoff Livingston

I think about the past a lot. Who doesn’t? Of course, like most people I cherish the great memories. And then there are the difficult ones. There’s nothing I can do to change them (Boy, that LIVESTRONG tattoo sure seems like a bad idea now).

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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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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

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?

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SEO in 2013: What to Expect

Idaconcpts

SEO analysts around the world are constantly searching for the best ways to stay ahead of the optimization game. Here are a few SEO trends you can expect to see in 2013. Expect to hear the term SEO less often. Search Engine Optimization is used so often it has almost become cliché.

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The Permanent Brand

Twist Image

Have you ever read a book about branding? When you study the art of branding, any good book on the subject will - at some point early on - turn to the neologism of the word "branding" in terms of marketing and communications. Inevitably, there is some quaint reference to cows being branding with a hot iron stick as an identifier. Because branding is all about leaving a mark (emotional, physical, you name it). An impression. A feeling. A sentiment.

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SOCIAL MEDIA: HOW VISUAL IS YOUR FIRM?

Myrland Marketing

THE NUMBERS ARE TELLING. Regardless of which Marketing and Social Networking sites we use, we can learn something from the following numbers. Instagram has 90 million monthly active users. 40 million photos are uploaded per day. 8500 likes per second. 1000 comments per second.

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Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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