Sat.Nov 30, 2013 - Fri.Dec 06, 2013

Apartment Marketing Predictions 2014: The New Breed Speaks

Firebelly

2014 is upon us. Here’s some of the top players in apartment marketing sounding off on what’s important. Mark Juleen, VP Marketing, J.C. Hart . The website Apartment Ratings will continue to gain ground on the traditional ILS.

While I Was Out: Reflections On a Social Media Hiatus

Waxing UnLyrical

Happy Friday, all! When WUL resurfaced on Monday, I told you I’d do my best to answer any questions you about about While I Was Out. You haven’t really asked me any so far – though I do appreciate the warm welcome back, and the team does too, thank you!

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Nonprofits: The Case for Integrating Email & Social

SocialFish

This is the second post in a series provided for SocialFish by Artie Patel of Attentive.ly. ———– We love email. If you’re like most of the nonprofit organizations that we work with, your email list has been an important source of community, action and donations.

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What Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Means To Your Reach

Mindjumpers

Last week, Facebook once again made an update to the way stories are ranked in the news feed. Facebook is on a continuous basis adapting the news feed algorithm and trying to solve which content that should be displayed to what users, as the News Feed only allows room for a certain amount of content.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

How Lean In got me thinking

Dave Fleet

Tweet. If you haven’t read Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In , you probably should. It’s an entertaining and insightful read that raises as many questions as it answers about the challenges women face in the workplace. It mixes research with anecdotes, and does so in an easy-to-read style that is self-deprecating and insecure enough to avoid crossing the line into preachy. I’m fortunate to work at Edelman , a company that pays close attention to gender issues.

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Boosting your Seasonal Marketing with Pinterest

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Alicia Lawrence. By now your seasonal marketing campaign should be well under way. And even though you’ve placed your media buy and have your media relations program in gear, are you still looking for that extra edge to your marketing efforts?

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Understanding Daily Routines to Increase Productivity

Justin Levy

In the past when I would evaluate my schedule in an effort to optimize my time , I would consider only the working hours of the day. For me, this is between 7:30a-5:30p.

Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

This week, Facebook announced more changes to its news feed algorithm. Read all about how these will affect your page in these must-reads. Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes…Again. By Beth Anne Ballance Hold on to your hats, folks.

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29% of the Top 500 Google+ Pages are News and Content Sites

Adam Sherk

Whenever I do a presentation on Google+ for publishers I mention that quite a few news and content brands are among the most followed pages. The point being that Google+ does indeed offer good opportunities for audience development, engagement and content promotion.

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Latest data on mobile usage

SocialFish

50 Amazing Facts About Mobile from Jamie Turner. 2013 11 mobile eating the world from Benedict Evans. BONUS: Business Insider Mega Slide Deck on the State of Mobile. ————– Lots of slide decks in this post. ————-. photo credit ).

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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.

Don’t Focus on the Upcoming Year’s Predictions

Justin Levy

It’s that time of the year when predictions begin dominating the content that is being shared. I predict you are about to read some predictions. Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) November 30, 2013.

#Selfie Is The Word Of The Year

Firebelly

Despite my post a few weeks ago expressing my desire to stop the selfie movement , these pictures will not stop spreading like wildfire. So much so that the Oxford Dictionaries have named ”selfie” the 2013 International Word of the Year.

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3 Secrets to Optimizing Images for Facebook Sharing

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , How To , mobile marketing , Search Marketing , Social Media Marketing Tags: facebook marketing , Facebook sharing , optimizing images for social sharimg You put a lot of time & energy into building your website and/or blog; every page has a specific purpose and every photo was picked using great care! It goes without saying, when someone shares your web content, you want your eye-catching image to go along with it to instantly grab attention!

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Here’s what Silicon Valley cares about.

SocialFish

Silicon Valley Trends – LeWeb Nov 2013 from Loic Le Meur. ————-. This post includes a slide deck by Loic Le Meur. Click through if you can’t see it. photo credit ). Related Posts New Year, New Trends Roundup For Ya!

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.

13 Ingredients in the Perfect Social Media Contest

Convince & Convert

Original image from BigStock.com. With the competition for attention within social media at an all-time high, the struggle to keep “fans” and “followers” engaged with your company’s social outposts is real, and ongoing.

3 Apps To Fuel Your Shopping Addiction

Firebelly

With the rapid growth in technology, social media sites and apps have made shopping and comparing so much easier.

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests ‘Save for Later’ Reading Feature, Twitter Beefs Up Security

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Buffer: Facebook.

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Paul Walker Accident Very Similar to Corey Rudl Crash: 2005 Porsche Carrera GT

Bill Hartzer

On Saturday, November 30, 2013, Paul Walker , along with his friend Roger Rodas were tragically killed in a car crash in which they riding in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. This is very eerily similar to the 2005 car accident in which Corey Rudl, an internet marketing pioneer, was tragically killed.

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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.

5 Ways to Develop a Unique Selling Proposition

Convince & Convert

A unique selling proposition, which defines your company’s unique position in the marketplace, is an often overlooked but very important element of creating a business that customers love.

Holiday Shipping Made Easier

The Social Media Incubator

The holiday season is in full swing, which means plenty of mail and packages are being sent around the world. According to USPS 2011 statistics , 16.5 billion letters, cards and packages are sent between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Social Networking Stats: Facebook Is Top Mobile App, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.15 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.

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Monday Roundup: Small Business Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

Can you believe it?! We’re baaack! Did you miss us? I know, you probably have a ton of questions, and I’ll do my best to answer them as soon as I can, but today, let’s celebrate with a Monday roundup. Now, once you got out of your Turkey Day coma (if you were in the U.S.,

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

13 Ingredients in the Perfect Social Media Contest

Convince & Convert

Original image from BigStock.com. With the competition for attention within social media at an all-time high, the struggle to keep “fans” and “followers” engaged with your company’s social outposts is real, and ongoing.

Don’t Focus on the Upcoming Year’s Predictions

Justin Levy

It’s that time of the year when predictions begin dominating the content that is being shared. I predict you are about to read some predictions. Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) November 30, 2013.

Budweiser’s Twitter-Powered Bot Knits Holiday Sweaters for Designated Drivers

The Realtime Report

The ugly holiday sweater trend lives on. In honor of designated drivers this holiday season, Budweiser UK has assembled a knitting device, the KnitBot, to craft one holiday sweater each time the hashtag #jumpers4des is mentioned on Twitter.

How Lean In got me thinking

Dave Fleet

If you haven’t read Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In , you probably should. It’s an entertaining and insightful read that raises as many questions as it answers about the challenges women face in the workplace. It mixes research with anecdotes, and does so in an easy-to-read style that is self-deprecating and insecure enough to avoid crossing the line into preachy. I’m fortunate to work at Edelman , a company that pays close attention to gender issues.

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Cyber Monday Publicity Stunt: Amazon Octcopter Package Delivery

Bill Hartzer

Today is Cyber Monday, Monday December 2, 2013. What better to get free publicity (and plenty of it, mind you) by coming up with a publicity stunt.

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2 Amazing Movember Case Studies That Will Make You Grow it Back

Convince & Convert

Movember may now be but a fond memory, but Mo’vangelists and content enthusiasts alike have a lot to learn from how the movement was driven online and through social media. According to data from Topsy , there were 1.5

Traffic Rises 350% Year-Over-Year For Social Publisher BuzzFeed

The Realtime Report

Calling itself “the social news and entertainment company,” BuzzFeed demonstrated last month that whatever the publisher’s formula may be, it’s working. In November, BuzzFeed reached over 130 million unique visitors across the globe, and BuzzFeed video (on YouTube) reached more than 110 million video views — both record highs. Creating shareable content: different feed options on BuzzFeed’s homepage. What’s behind this record growth?

What’s An Algorithm Update?

The Social Media Incubator

If you’ve done any reading on search engines or heard much news about them, then you’ve likely heard something about the Panda update, Penguin update, or most recently, the Hummingbird update. All of these updates are search engine algorithm updates. You might be wondering what that means, exactly. Search engines use mathematical analysis to determine how search engines should be ranked for queries when searchers make them.

Google Manual Penalty: After Penalty is Removed, You Must Regain Trust

Bill Hartzer

If your website has been manually penalized by Google and you get that manual penalty revoked after you file a Google reconsideration request , it will take some time for Google to trust your website again.

How to Capture the Excitement That’s Already There

Convince & Convert

Kevin Hunt, General Mills.

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