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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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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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.

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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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?

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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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.

Social Media for the Busy Sales Person

Janet Fouts

I’ve gotten quite a bit of great feedback on my last post, the 5 traits of the social sales person. The post really seems to have struck a nerve with a lot of people, even though it barely touches the surface of how sales people can use social media to get more business.

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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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.

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.

Discover the Words You Use to Describe Me

Ari Herzog

This is a screenshot of words you use to describe me on Twitter lists. Font size equals frequency; more people equate me as a social media professional than a marketing professional or someone who lives in metro Boston, and this is why social and media are the largest words.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Why to Save and Share Twitter Testimonials

Ari Herzog

Favoriting is not a new Twitter concept — but it kicked off last year when you were able to instantly tell the writer of the tweet that you liked it. In the past, favoriting a tweet was only known to you (or to someone who clicked into your favorites).

Convergence of Marketing and Journalism is a Recipe for Better Content

Convince & Convert

In this week’s Baer Facts, Kyle Lacy from ExactTarget and I talk about a recent blog post by social business smartie David Armano that illustrates an emerging marketing team structure that includes journalism/editorial guidance.

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.

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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Social Media Job Opening: Social Media Manager in Dallas Texas

Bill Hartzer

Here at Standing Dog , we have a job opening (an immediate need) for a social media manager. If you have lots of great experience managing social media accounts in the Travel, Real Estate, and Entertainment industries, then you might be interested in applying for this open position.

Empowering Employees with Social Business Strategy

Convince & Convert

Sandy Carter, IBM @sandy_carter.

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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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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Premium Domain Name in Pending Delete Status Gets Renewed Due to Court Order

Bill Hartzer

Someone made a mistake recently and did not renew a high-end, premium domain name, Publication.com. But instead of Publication.com going through the normal domain name drop process, at the 11th hour, the domain name did not become available as it should have–and was suddenly renewed.

If You’re Looking Content Creation Moments Are Everywhere

Convince & Convert

Ann Handley, MarketingProfs @marketingprofs.

5 Incredible Uses For Social Media

Small Business Mavericks

There is more to social media than simply hanging out with your friends and posting marketing messages that no one responds to. I’ve come up with 5 very powerful ways to use social media for your small business marketing. Intelligence – No matter what business you are in, it’s important to keep tabs of the competition. You should know what competitors are up to if you plan on beating them in the market.

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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comScore December 2012 Search Engine Rankings

Bill Hartzer

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I try to remember report it here. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing.

3 Creative Ways to Leverage “Big Data”

Convince & Convert

Image via dermiller. We’ve heard the buzzword term, big data , in many different circles, referring to the ability to collect large sets of complex data that is normally difficult to filter. But, once companies have the data, what should they do with it? As Jay mentioned during the Social Pros Podcast with Chuck Hemann last year, “The future is not big data, the future is big understanding, and it’s not the same thing.”

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How To Write Content That Closes Sales

Small Business Mavericks

Your website content must do two things: It must first appeal to your ideal customer. And, secondly, it should close the sale. This is the dual nature of all website content. Your Ideal Customer. Your ideal customer is the person you want to do business with. For an auto mechanic, it might be people who are experiencing car problems. You may even specialize in a particular type of automobile – say, drivers of foreign cars.

Great Design Removes Technology

Twist Image

Pushing that idea further: great design removes technology. Great design removes all friction. Here's my thinking: we have finally arrived at this magnificent moment in time when technology has removed the technology from technology. No, that is not a typo. Go back and re-read that sentence again.

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Bright Sparks List: 5 sources of inspiration I’m using in my business right now

Absolute PA

I’m often asked what I use to keep on track in my business, how I stay productive when it’s really just me running this joint or asked for advice on great business books and blogs.

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