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Seeking Guest Authors for Weekly Series

Ari Herzog

Do you have a strategy or tip on social media marketing you’d like to share with other readers? Want to be featured with other guest authors ? If the answer is yes, consider writing for me. I’m looking for people to write about best practices in social media and how different tools can be used in new and innovative ways. Maybe you have your own blog and seek a new audience. Interested? Blog News

The Year of Social Media 2010 [infographic]


Tweet. At Mindjumpers, we thought it could be interesting to make our own infographic about the year of social media 2010, and here we would like to share the result of our work with you. We have chosen to include the most significant changes at different platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare etc. And that was definitely one of the most popular ones!

Want social media success? Make it meaningful.

Josh S Peters

Have you ever seen someone say “Wow, look at that social media campaign. Look how amazing it is that they are pushing out their same old advertising crap and ignoring everyone. Look at the way they haven’t embraced the medium, but instead have just found a new way of doing the same old crap. This is such a terrible waste of time, we should all emulate it.&# Neither have I.

8 Open Source Projects from Google


For many Google has become the patron saint of open source, and the number of open source projects Google supports or directly develops seems to increase every day. Some of Google’s own open source projects, like Android, have become as common as their proprietary competitors, yet many do not even realize they are using software with free and open source components. Google Refine. SpriteMe.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Basic SEO Tactics - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Many a times am asked what are the basic SEO tactics to know and keep in mind. Well if one starts to explain this then the list can be a little overwhelming. However to keep matters a little simple I would suggest the below so as to be a little more effective: Key Word Research And Optimization: Before going into any detail you would first require to do a proper keyword research. Key words are the search words that your target audience would be keying into search sites say for instance Google. The key word research would be done in two parts. This is known as key word density. Interesting?

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Top Posts About Social Media During 2010


Tweet A t, we publish blog posts everyday. During the year of 2010, we have gained more readers on our blog, which we of course are very happy about. Therefore, we would like to share some of our top posts this year, and also say a big thanks to you! In general, we have experienced that both best practice cases and different “how to” posts have gained great popularity on our blog.

MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: MacBook Air Review After Owning The MacBook Pro

Jason Yormark

Tweet So a few months ago I went into my local Apple store and had the opportunity to play around a bit with the newly launched MacBook Air. Needless to say it was one sexy piece of hardware, and I of course wanted it badly. I couldn’t really justify owning both a Pro and Air, so I started to actually do a bit of research on the Air to see if I could function on a machine with less power.

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Facebook Shares Jump 80% in 3 Months at Private Auction


What is the hottest stock that is not-yet-available to the seasoned, diaper-clad online ‘toddler traders’ from the Ameritrade commercials? Unsurprisingly. Facebook. Yet there is a feverish private market for a piece of the action in the undisputed heavyweight champion of social media. But that was before the latest private auction for 100,000 Facebook shares, held by SharesPost on December 16.

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.

Bacha Party Wishes You a Happy 2011

The Marketing Blog

Today is the first day of a new year, first day of a new decade and marks the beginning of a new initiative. It is called “Bacha Party&#. Bacha Party is a little initiative to start a social media movement for driving the eventual goal of organizing small parties for the street kids of India. Parties? How to Join Bachaparty? Bachaparty looks forward to meeting you in 2011.

5 Great Social Media Initiatives in 2010


Tweet It has been a great year for social media. Much has happened and many new features, services and platforms has seen it light or been developed during 2010 – and it has led to much writing here on our blog. We have been taken a look back at some of the successful campaigns and brands that have been good at using social media as a marketing platform. Old Spice. Read more. Mountain Dew.

SL's top posts 2010 | Sherrilynne Starkie

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Do One Thing Outside Your Comfort Box in 2011

Spin Sucks

It’s Facebook question of the week time and I wanted something that wasn’t so business seriousy-related because it’s a holiday week and all. And I’m pretty sure the only people who are working are my team (I AM the Grinch) and only one of our clients (and I mean just him, not the entire company). If you know me well, my answer will surprise you.

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Looking backwards and forwards Part Deux: This time from me

Gemma Went

Last week I published some wonderful thoughts from a variety of people I admire. In these thoughts they answered two questions: 1. What was your biggest learning from a communications perspective in 2010? What is your one, key communications trend or forecast for 2011? However, I didn’t answer the questions myself. I thought it [.]. Trends learning and trends

Top 10 Firebelly Blog Posts of 2010


Here are the 10 most viewed posts on the Firebelly blog in 2010. Thank you to all who read, commented, contributed and shared this past year. . The Battle (and Blending) of Social and Search Rages On. Social Media Bootcamp: Facebook for Business. Facebook Fans Mean Business (And Are More Likely to Buy). 3 Easy Ways To Make Your Facebook Page More Welcoming. Learn from Others' Mistakes: Promote Your Facebook Promotions. How One Unhappy Customer Multiplies Across Social Media. BP Facebook Sentiment. Hook A Facebook Fan Up: They're Looking For Discounts.

Why Tech Already Has Women (And Why They’re Better Than Arrington)

Geoff Livingston

Image: “ Women of WiFi, after Caillebotte &# by Mike Licht, by Danny Brown and Geoff Livingston ( Cross posted on Danny’s blog ). Contrary to Violet Blue’s disappointing stance on about women in tech in 2010 , this year saw a terrible new trend, the outright enforcement of the glass ceiling in technology. Women own 40% of private businesses in the U.S. including ?

How a Social Media Release Can Help Spread Your Story

Spin Sucks

Guest post by Andy Donovan , founder and president of Donovan Group Inc. and a proud Canadian. I consider myself a bit of a story teller. And conversely, I enjoy other story tellers. This is why, as a communicator, I enjoy what I do for my clients, as I see every opportunity to tell their story a chance to capture the attention and imagination of a new or existing audience.

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.

High Profile Domain Names Suspended Due to Invalid WHOIS Data

Bill Hartzer

When Nikki Craft woke up one morning recently and checked her websites , they were not working. In fact, all 20 of her high-traffic websites were down. After further investigation into the issue, she learned that the domain names had been suspended by the registrar due to invalid WHOIS data on the domain name WHOIS record–here web server was not down. Craft is among many domain name owners whose domain names have been suspended due to invalid WHOIS data. Here is what Network Solutions said: Yes. Even though the other information on the WHOIS is correct? According to Ms. Digg this!

Unplugging The Matrix

Twist Image

It's a big, big world out there. My way of doings things will not be your way of doing things. You should be comfortable with that. I am. I don't really see it as "my way" versus someone else's. I see it more like The Matrix. I loved that movie (mostly the first one, but all three are much more bearable when watching them in one sitting). Beyond the special effects and subtext, there is something that much deeper happening in the movie. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. Your mileage may vary.

The 10 Social Media Thoughts You Liked Best

Convince & Convert

Tweet Looking back on an exhilarating 2010, I wanted to take a second to just say thank you. No frills, no flourishes. Just thanks. There’s a LOT of places you could go to get you social media and digital marketing fix, an d I’m incredibly honored that you choose to spend time here. Hopefully, some of your favorites made the list, and perhaps there’s some others that you missed.

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#FollowFriday: Pimp Your Friends

Spin Sucks

I thought about doing a normal #FollowFriday today, but I don’t want the person and blog I’m going to recommend to get shafted because it’s New Year’s Eve. And on November 12, I did a “Your Choice&# #FollowFriday. So here I am stuck…what do I do? But there is a loophole! Two rules: It cannot be yourself and you can recommend only one person. So have at it!

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

How People Made 2010 What It Was

Waxing UnLyrical

Just a few more hours before we put our 2010 calendars away and start our New Year, eh? My, time flies. In a bit of a reminiscing mood, these were the highlights of 2010 for me. I turned 40. And I liked it

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The Followship Of Twitter

Twist Image

Full disclosure: I'm not the best at Twitter. Currently, when I put personal and professional time and effort into my online efforts, I prefer the focus to be on this Blog and the Podcast of the same name. It fits more appropriately into the over-arching marketing strategy of Twist Image and - on a personal level - I love to write and speak, so these platforms and channels just "feel better." " I use Twitter as a place to share smaller ideas, links and mind stuff that doesn't require more in-depth analysis. I use Twitter as a place to meet new and like-minded people. No bio.

Fetching Friday – The Final Resources Mashup of 2010


This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, some tidbits on Affiliate Summit West, and a free ticket to Social Media Marketing Las Vegas on The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing. Facebook. Get inspired by this list!


Myrland Marketing

?? This is an amazing time in which we are living. I’m sure others thought that decades ago when Henry Ford invented the automobile. I’m sure they thought that when they heard about the first TV. Prior to that point, their connection to the world of news and information was primarily through a box plugged in to the [.]. Social Media Uncategorized A Bug's Life Co-Author Disney World Henry Ford Indianapolis LM Berry Publish Scott Jones Steven Sasson The Berry Company The World Is Close The World Is Flat Thomas Friedman Voicemail

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Why Joe won’t renew with ASAE in 2011


Joe Flowers of the National Association of Dental Plans has a MUST READ post up: Why I won’t renew with ASAE in 2011. I was going to excerpt from some of the many comments – both pro- and con- association membership – but I think it’s worth reading the whole conversation. I hope SocialFish readers will add your thoughts. That’s just in the body of Joe’s post.

Five Reasons I Lost Readers in 2010

Spin Sucks

Michael Schechter is the digital marketing director for Honora Pearls , a monthly columnist for JCK Magazine, and the founder of Gen-Next Jewelers. He also steals and shares your best ideas and quotes on his Tumblr blog, Smarter Than I Am. I like me. A lot. Sadly, readers have not woken up to the amazingness that emanates from within me. Normally I would just blame this on you guys.

Social Media Tips for Restaurants | Part 1: From the Consumer’s Point of View

Saying It Social

Lately, I’ve found myself eating out quite a bit due to birthdays, holidays, etc… and I realized I’ve fallen into quite a pattern of how I choose where to eat and what I do when I get there. A pattern I thought would be a good one to share with restaurant owners wondering how to get people to their establishment and keep them engaged. So let’s start from the beginning.

Looking Back at AriWriter Blog Designs

Ari Herzog

Frequent readers of this blog are familiar with blog designs appearing, disappearing, and reappearing throughout the year. November 2009 featured a one-column layout. August 2010 saw a grid layout. August 2010 also introduced a minimalist design. I, too, liked my header image and missed it. It’s back up top with a color-coordinated navigational bar. How Would You Change This Blog Design?

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Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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