Sat.Oct 25, 2014 - Fri.Oct 31, 2014

Weibo – a Chinese Social Media platform

Mindjumpers

“You don’t have Facebook in China?”. “No. And also no Youtube, twitter, Instagram…”. “….”. I am Ursula from China, working with Social Media in Denmark. Whenever I start a conversation around Chinese social media, it probably goes like this.

When the Thing That Goes Bump in the Night is WUL

Waxing UnLyrical

I know people get really tired of the “we’re going away!” ” “we’re back!” ” “we’re going away!” ” “we’re back!” ” type of posts… So… We’re back! Did you miss us?

Why Customer Service is the Future of Social Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In 2006, social media was building steam in the United States. With the rise of Facebook’s popularity, the launch of Twitter, and the surge of influence from social news sites like Digg, social media looked to be a great breeding ground for marketers to make their mark.

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Looking For A Social Media-Inspired Halloween Costume? Print This Mark Zuckerberg Mask!

Firebelly

Are you looking for a last-minute Halloween costume idea for a party this weekend? Do you love Facebook? If you answered “yes” to both questions, click on the image below to print the full-size version of this Mark Zuckerberg mask! Happy Halloween! Blog Facebook

Social Media Automation 101

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

Social Media and B2B – How To Gain Awesome Leads

SocialFish

Guest post by Ashley Stirling. ———– One of the biggest problems for B2B businesses is gaining more leads. This is especially a problem when you are advertising online, there are a number of things that B2B companies need to worry about that normal companies can ignore.

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How to Use Foursquare for Small Business

Idaconcpts

There have never been so many people willing to talk about exactly where they are and what they’re doing in exchange for incentives. The location-based service Foursquare offers individual users the chance to share where they are and get recommendations on where to go next.

Firebelly Showcase: HerRoom Video Infographic

Firebelly

Firebelly created this infographic for our client HerRoom, an online lingerie retailer, to help promote the Bra Fitting Secrets series of videos their founder, Tomima Edmark, created to help educate women about obtaining a proper bra fit. Blog Video

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Why Doesn’t Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document?

SocialFish

Well, why not? A few years ago, I think you could have gotten away with keeping the company ‘voice’ safely locked away in a few choice individuals’ minds at your company. This is no longer the case.

Do Social Signals Drive SEO?

Convince & Convert

You just hit hit publish on that great new blog post. What a great feeling! Being the savvy content marketer you are, you now set out to to bring an audience to that post. You immediately go to all your social media profiles and share about it with a link.

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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.

RipoffReport.com Home Page Delisted in Google

Bill Hartzer

Apparently because of a legal complaint, the home page of Ripoff Report has been de-listed by Google. If you search for Ripoff Report in Google, the site’s home page is no longer listed in the search results. However, another page appears, the search.aspx page.

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Live-Tweeting Events: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Learn everything you need to know about live-tweeting events in these five must-reads. Follow These Best Practices for Live-Tweeting Events By Jennifer Beese Social media and live events go hand-in-hand.

Association Social Media: International Reading Association

SocialFish

4 Parts of a Must-Click Call to Action

Convince & Convert

When it comes to CTAs, it’s tempting to scour the Internet for that one trick that will get your customers clicking. The problem is, there is no guarantee that someone else’s call-to-action technique is going to work on your customers.

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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.

New Feature: Get More YouTube Subscribers Through Video Collaborations

Devumi

It is now easier than ever to get more YouTube subscribers thanks to YouTube identifying a key aspect of how people use their service.

Why I Can’t Trust Klout Anymore

Bill Hartzer

Klout is a site that measures your influence on the web, using social media sites. Essentially, the more influential you are on social media websites, the higher your Klout score is. The score goes from 1 to 100, and I would say that it’s pretty easy to get a Klout score of 30 or higher. Currently, my Klout score is 66 , which is really not that bad if you ask me. After, all, Duane Forrester’s Klout score is 74: It’s all good, right? well, no. Let me explain.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Women In Tech Then and Now

SocialFish

By the way, if you’re interested in talking more about this topic, join the Women In Nonprofit Tech Community of Practice at NTEN (you do not need to be an NTEN member) or try this Women in Tech Facebook group. ————– ( photo credit ). More like this.

STOP Now or Your Content Dies

Convince & Convert

Failure. Even the sound of the word “failure” is disheartening. For me, it conjures images of a bomb exploding inside a watermelon. Am I alone in my sentiments? I don’t think so.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

New Twitter User Revamp: Plus 2 Bonus Pieces of News!

Devumi

Twitter are working hard to reward their shareholders…and finally turn a profit. They opened up the Timeline to popular tweets from people you don’t follow, a big departure from the user curated Timeline of old.

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BREAKING NEWS: Duane Forrester is No Longer Sr. Product Manager – Webmaster Outreach at Bing

Bill Hartzer

My good friend Duane Forrester, Senior Product Manager – Webmaster Outreach at Bing, has just announced that he was “reorganized” out of his job as the head Webmaster Liaison at Bing.com.

How To Keep Fear From Ruining Your Career

SocialFish

Guest post by Brian Carter as part of the book launch of The Cowbell Principle. ——– Have you seen the More Cowbell sketch from Saturday Night Live? It’s more than just comedy. It’s a powerful metaphor for a successful work life.

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How Google Trends Helps Employers and Job Seekers

Convince & Convert

Have you seen the More Cowbell sketch from Saturday Night Live? It’s more than just funny. Believe it or not, it’s a powerful metaphor for a successful work life. And it provides insight into the kind of people you need on your team, and what makes an effective team.

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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.

How Many Characters Does Twitter Have? - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Twitter is probably the only Social Media Platform that makes us think in 140 - how to summarize Connect. You know that 140 Characters worth Space is all you have - however what is the number of Characters after an Image is attached onto your Twitter ''Compose New Tweet''?

What Kind Of Tools Do Marketers Need?

Small Business Mavericks

I love tools. There are so many kinds of them and they are so different that it’s fascinating. Sometimes you pick up something at a flea market and have to guess at what it does because you have no idea why that tool exists, but it exists for a reason. Somebody designed that tool to help them do something that needed to be done.

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Reddit AMA: Ask Me Anything

Bill Hartzer

Today, I feel honored to have been asked to participate in my first-ever Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). I’ve just kicked it off on the “Big SEO” section of Reddit, and welcome you to come ask me anything: [link].

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The time I spent the World Series in handcuffs

Convince & Convert

We take for granted our ability to text, tweet, Instagram, Snapchat, and email at a moment’s notice. Our hyper-connectedness seems altogether natural, but it wasn’t THAT long ago that we were unable to communicate, share, reach out, or ask for help….even even when we really needed to do so.

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Generation Y - Helping Them Positively To Define ThemSelves To The World - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Do you know your customers’ tone of voice and the nature of their feelings expressed online when all you have is text? Think about it. Members of Generation Y can be difficult to impress, so Brands must deliver positive emotional engagement to keep their attention. These are the new Millennials.

Two Things Every Business Website Should Have

Small Business Mavericks

Website design can be pretty amazing, but when it comes down to it, it has to do what the visitor wants it to do. Think about what it is like to be a new user at your site. In fact, many times it is worth asking for input from others about your site’s usability even if you have to pay someone to critique it. I look at business website design as an extension of that business. It needs to be worth taking your time to go there.

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Bill Hartzer – Weekly Update October 27, 2014

Bill Hartzer

Google Penguin Refresh last weekend, and Google adds Inbox by Gmail, which is useful for reading email on your phone. We have a few updates this week, and the major one was the Penguin refresh (a refresh, not an update.

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Advanced Social Media Lessons from the Best in the NBA

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments I don’t think I saw social media coming. Jeramie Tweet This. Constant Evolution. Many of our guests have been working in social at their respective companies for a few years.