Sat.Jan 18, 2014 - Fri.Jan 24, 2014

Google Keep will get you organized

Sherrilynne Starkie

Each New Year’s Day, people resolve to get organized once and for all, and for content marketers being organized can make the difference between being ‘good enough’ and ‘top notch’. Google Keep is a nifty little free app that can help lift a content marketing effort to the next level.

[NEW!] Social Media Readiness Workshop

SocialFish

The social media revolution is here–are you ready? You may be dabbling in – or even expertly managing – social media tools, but have you thought about whether you have the right culture for social? .

Microvideo Will Dominate 2014

Waxing UnLyrical

When Vine debuted last January, I wasn’t convinced of how much difference just six seconds could make. Sure, our attention spans are seemingly dwindling by the second, but six seconds doesn’t allow for much. Image: Chuck Hagel via Flickr CC 2.0. Leave it to me to doubt humanity.

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Social Networking Stats: Comparing Top Brands (Big vs. Small) on Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.19 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via YouTube. Twitter: over 218 million monthly active users. via Twitter. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch.

Social Media Automation 101

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

01/24/2014: Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

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When Perfect is the Enemy of Good Enough

Waxing UnLyrical

“I don’t look perfect in this outfit so I’m going to duck out of the job interview.” ” When did anyone ever look perfect in any outfit, at least in their own eyes? “I’m scared my presentation will suck because it’s not perfect.”

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Instagram Is Fastest Growing Social Network Worldwide

The Realtime Report

Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn are still the most popular social networks worldwide, but Instagram is growing faster than any other social site, according to new research by GlobalWebIndex.

Google Plus: The New Sir Spamalot

Firebelly

An update to Google+ is coming whether you like it or not. Like me, you may have already gotten the email letting you know Google+ will now let anyone email you regardless of if you know them or not.

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Why millions of WordPress sites are at risk

SocialFish

WordPress remains a popular content management system for many people, owing to both its ease of use and the fact that it doesn’t cost anything. However, a number of potential security flaws have been documented within the system during the last couple of years. (We’re

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.

Monday Roundup: Justice and Equality

Waxing UnLyrical

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been chuffed that I share a birthday with Martin Luther King, Jr. So since today’s MLK Day here in the U.S., we thought it fitting to pull together a roundup focusing on justice and equality as it applies to business in the digital age.

3 Scientific Studies With Real Insight Into Social Media

Convince & Convert

. It’s no secret: social media marketing has a data problem. Despite a growing number of tools available to measure the ROI of social media, many of the claims made by “marketing gurus” in this sector come from the gut.

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Twitter: Important Or A Waste Of Time?

Firebelly

(image via Likabale Meida). When I first discovered Twitter my sophomore year of high school I thought it would turn out to be a fad. Who really wants to receive constant updates about my life right in the palm of their hands?

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

SocialFish

From We Are Social Singapore. This report presents all the key statistics, data and behavioural indicators for social, digital and mobile channels around the world.

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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.

American Apparel: “We’ve made as much as $50K in one flash sale on Twitter”

The Realtime Report

Twitter has proven itself to be a valuable marketing tool for edgy clothing brand American Apparel. In an interview recently posted on the Twitter blog , American Apparel’s Director of Marketing Ryan Holiday discusses a single flash sale on Twitter that earned $50,000 for the clothing brand.

Why Apps May Become More Important Than Your Website

Convince & Convert

In this “Polar Vortex” edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about this transitive postulate: We are spending more time online than with any other media. We are spending much of that digital time in mobile devices. Most of that mobile time is spent in apps.

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Business Listing Sites For Australia

Social Media Marketing

Listing your website on quality website is the best way to enhance the reputation of your website, also it is the great way to increases your Search Result on Search Engine. Here is the list of Australian Business Listing sites having good page rank and good Alexa Rank.

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[Case Study] Have you crossed the mobile threshold?

SocialFish

The first of hopefully many case studies of the awesome work that ICF (the company we consult for) does every day. This one is w ritten by Jeremy Vanderlan, Mobile Practice Lead. Interested in mobile strategy? Contact us. —————-. Crossing the Mobile Threshold.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Animals in the Wild ‘Tweet’ Via GPS Trackers

The Realtime Report

How many ‘animals’ do you follow on Twitter? We all remember the highly comic ‘travels’ of @BronxZoosCobra , and there’ve been a number of other notable animal tweeters.

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5 Creative Examples of Selfies as Social Media Content

Convince & Convert

Whether you love or hate ‘em, there’s no doubting that 2013 was a big year for the selfie. From more than 57 million tags of #selfie on Instagram, to being named the Oxford Dictionaries’ 2013 word of the year , the term is now ubiquitous among social media users.

List of New gTLDs – New Domain Names Coming Soon

Bill Hartzer

Very soon there will be a lot more choices when it comes to registering and owning a domain name. We’ve all be used to using.com,net, and.org as TLDs (Top Level Domains) but there are actually are a lot more, including.travel,biz,info, and even the ccTLDs (Country Code TLDs), such as.ca

Best Place to Advertise Online in 2014?

The Social Media Incubator

Have you noticed more ads in your social media feeds lately? It may be something you have to get used to. Money spent on social ads is projected to reach $7.1 billion in 2014. That’s billion with a ‘b.’ ’ It’s also projected to reach $11 billion by 2017.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Nears Deal With Stripe, Spotify Drops Free Listening Time Limit

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Spotify: Facebook’s new Trending section. Facebook.

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6 Reasons Univision Got a 13% Engagement Rate on a Facebook Post

Convince & Convert

You may remember January 7. You may remember January 7 forever, actually. It was the first icy finger of the infamous Polar Vortex, spawning thousands of social posts in the “you think YOU’RE cold, you should see it here!” ” vein.

What Happens When Gmail Goes Down

Bill Hartzer

Gmail went down today for a short period of time. I recall it being less than 30 minutes, like 20 minutes tops. But it was in the middle of the work day. So, what happened when Gmail went down? Apparently we all turned to Twitter to complain.

Are LinkedIn Groups Are Out Of Control?

Myrland Marketing

THE WILD, WILD WEST OF LINKEDIN. Many LinkedIn groups are out of control. Group members have discovered they can spam the group and get away with it. Many group admins are not doing a good job managing their groups.

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Pay to Play: Seven Ways Social Media is Getting More Expensive

Social Media Strategery

This article originally appeared on PRDaily and also on Entrepreneur.com. For a long time, there was a perception that social media marketing was free, or at least very inexpensive. Starting a Facebook or Twitter account was free, and hiring a part-time intern to manage them didn’t cost much.

Why B2B Marketing Must Embrace Ninja Customers

Convince & Convert

Image from BigStock.com. We used to talk to a real person as a first step. To get familiar with the company. To learn more. To create bonds. Not now.

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Guest Blogging is Not Dead

Bill Hartzer

No, guest blogging is not dead. In fact, it’s alive and well, and it’s a great marketing tactic to open up your business and personal brand to opportunities and audiences that you normally would not have a chance to reach.

Can We Talk? Why Your Company’s Social Media Needs to Sound Human

Navolutions

You may not think that a book written about the internet in 1999 would have much to offer us in the realm of web marketing today, but think again. Here’s a snippet of The Cluetrain Manifesto that was dead-on about the fundamentals: “…Markets are conversations. Their members communicate in language that is natural, open, honest, direct, funny and often shocking. Whether explaining or complaining, joking or serious, the human voice is unmistakably genuine. It can’t be faked.”.