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Getting everyone social media trained

Sherrilynne Starkie

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn,” said Ben Franklin about social media never. But his message holds true anyway. Social Media Week 2012 SP (Photo credit: Fora do Eixo). Most organizations use social media channels in some way as part of their daily business.

3 Things You Don’t Know About Social Media Monitoring

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Eric Schwartzman . Advanced social media monitoring skills are a critical component of effective social media communications. This is why social media monitoring training is so important.

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Failing Up

Jason Yormark

I can’t imagine there has ever been a human being on this planet that has ever lived a life without failure in some form, certainly some more than others. I’ve certainly had my fair share.

Social Media Optimization 2014: Twitter or Facebook?


Guest post for SocialFish by Sarah Brooks.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Actionable Listening Promotes Real-Time Engagement


Most of us know by now that a social media presence is all about creating a dialogue through relevant content that will engage your target audience.

6 Savvy Ways Pros Use Social Media Monitoring (and you can too)!

Harp Interactive

'Categories: Blog , brand monitoring , Monitoring , monitoring tools , Social Media & SEO Tags: monitoring strategy , social media monitoring , social media monitoring tools As any part of a solid social media strategy social media monitoring has many important uses and should be not only the foundation upon which a brands social media strategy is built, but also play a key role in your ongoing social media marketing efforts. ( Read more. ). Blog brand monitoring Monitoring monitoring tools Social Media & SEO monitoring strategy social media monitoring social media monitoring tools'

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6 Gorgeous Apps With GPS Integration


Guest post for SocialFish by Sam Peters. ————-. Last year, it was social; this year, GPS integration is the new must-have for app design.

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Six Stellar Twitter Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

Thanks to its brevity and informality, Twitter has become a phenomenally successful social network, particularly for sharing news and updates, with more than 560 million active users collectively posting 5,700 tweets every second.

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YouTube: Visual Proof For Static Content


“YouTube videos provide visual proof for static content” – Cameron Hail, Optimization @ Firebelly Everybody is in a mad rush to make content. But I’m amazed at how little thought is paid to quality, distribution, engagement and conversion.

Friday Funny: Social Media Complexity

Waxing UnLyrical

This week I’ve been in Atlanta speaking at the Solo PR Summit (which was great , btw!). I know I haven’t been writing much lately, and I promise I will start to do that soon. But in the meantime, here’s a super cartoon from Sean Nicholson to kick off your weekend.

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.

I signed a contract with an AMS. I wasn’t prepared for what happened next.


I am starting a new category of posts for Cool Social Tools. Of course, we’ve written a ton about tools in the past here on SocialFish, but this time they will have a category all for their own!

Rick Pitino & The Cauldron of Social Media Poison

Jason Yormark

Sounds like a Harry Potter movie doesn’t it? Today an article was posted that quoted Rick Pitino, the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals Basketball Team, as saying that social media poisons the minds of his student athletes, and most people in general.

Flying Viral: What Businesses Can Learn from the Flappy Bird Saga

The Realtime Report

This is a guest post by Megan Totka, Chief Editor for Image via Flickr. We know that viral sensations come and go. We understand how fickle the modern user can be when it comes to what’s hot and what’s not.

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How Improvisation Can Make Us Better Marketers

Convince & Convert

Improvisation has changed my world. It’s not just about honing in on your funny bone; the true lessons of improvisation are about so much more than being funny. In fact, improv can actually make us better marketers. tweet this ).

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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.

How to Create a Latest Posts Portfolio Page with WP RSS Aggregator


If you write for a lot of different websites like I do, whether it is as a guest blogger or freelance writer , then you have probably struggled with finding a way to share your latest posts from all of those sites with your audience.

Linkedin Launches Blogs for Members

Janet Fouts

In 2012 Linkedin launched the beginning of what has become a powerful stream of thought leadership blogs through their “ LinkedIn Influencer ” program.

Egypt, Russia Top U.S. For Social Networking Among Internet Users

The Realtime Report

What percent of internet users engage in social networking in the U.S. — and how does that compare to other countries? Numbers released today from the Pew Research Center show that, out of a select group of countries, the U.S. ranks below Egypt, Russia and Turkey. While 73% of U.S.

9 New Examples of Youtility and Incredibly Useful Marketing

Convince & Convert

image from Today’s smart marketers are all about helping their audience — not hyping their products. That’s what I mean when I use the term “Youtility” — marketing so useful, people would pay for it.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

How to: Develop an Advanced Understanding of Social Media


Social media, as a professional endeavor, is still in its youth; has just started to think about the opposite sex, get hair in weird places, and catch wind of the Hunnic acne horde.

02/21/2014: Social Media Snapshot | Power Editor Redesigns, Twitter ‘Stripes’ a Deal and more.

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , LinkedIn , Pinterest , Social Media Marketing Tags: amazon , amazon advertisements , Chrome , Facebook , linkedin , pin it button , Pinterest , power editor updates , social media , Social Media Snapshot Facebook Reveals Power Editor Makeover, Twitter Partners with Stripe, Pinterest Updates ‘Pin It’ Button and more! Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place.

¿Yo Quiero Taco Bell? Soon You Can Order From Your Mobile Phone

The Realtime Report

Craving some Doritos Locos Tacos? Taco Bell is about to make ordering even easier, with the introduction of mobile ordering. The fast food chain’s consumers will soon be able to use a mobile app for easy, efficient ordering — without ever having to place a call.

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Blog Rescue: 7 Common Problems with Corporate Blogs

Convince & Convert

Image via If you’re reading this blog, it means that you’re doing a lot right. Your company, brand or client is already on all relevant social media platforms. You’re thinking in terms of editorial calendars and themes. You develop contests and offer your audience Youtility.

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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.

Rick Pitino & The Cauldron of Social Media Poison

Jason Yormark

Sounds like a Harry Potter movie doesn’t it? Today an article was posted that quoted Rick Pitino, the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals Basketball Team, as saying that social media poisons the minds of his student athletes, and most people in general.

How to Promote Blog Posts: 200+ Ideas from Eight Experts

Webbiquity SMM

Company blogs have become virtually essential, and very powerful, component of digital marketing. In addition to their SEO benefits and role in maximizing web presence for brands , blogs produce sales and leads.

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Social Networking Stats: Facebook To Acquire WhatsApp, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via YouTube. Twitter: 241 million monthly active users. via re/code. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch.

How A Simple Ask Garnered a 50% Increase in Facebook Page Likes in 48 Hours

Convince & Convert

When it comes to expanding your the reach of your Facebook page sometimes all you have to do is ask. How did the Czech Olympic Team increase their Facebook following (page likes) by more than 50% (47,000+ Page Likes) in 48 hours? By asking for a like along with a great team photo.

Friendship is Supposed to Be 2-Way

Ari Herzog

I don’t understand why people who I thought were my friends said they didn’t know me. I can only assume that if you comment on my blog or follow me on Twitter, and if I know you well enough to send you a friend request, you would rather click no.

Stuck Writing? 35 Sure-Fire Copywriting Tips & Tricks from the Pros

Writtent Blog

With the constant demand for more quality content and the growing need for effective copywriting – one to attract visitors, the other to convert them to leads and customers – consistently producing powerful, high-quality copy is tough.

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Would You Sacrifice Your Privacy For A $5 Gift Card?

The Realtime Report

Your location is very, very valuable to marketers. Are you willing to offer them that information, around the clock, in exchange for $5 and $10 gift cards — as well as the occasional bigger prize? So far, at least 125,000 Americans have answered yes to the above question.

Coca-Cola Promotes Friendly Competition Among Fans With #CokeGames Contest

Convince & Convert

Launched on February 9, the #CokeGames are being hosted on Facebook and Instagram across four unique 24-hour entry periods, during which a gold ($100 gift card), silver ($80 gift card) and bronze ($60 gift card) are up for grabs.

The ROI of Social Media

Ari Herzog

Pam Moore created a Twitter chat last night and asked people to explain the return on investment of social media. Some responses: One thing I'll offer off the bat: ROI is vital, but not every social activity should have ROI. Sometimes other KPI. getrealchat.

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Why Bloggers Need to Audit their Links

Bill Hartzer

Link audits are essential for bloggers who wish to optimize their sites for search engines. They are now just as important as developing the right content and getting people to link to your site. Ever since Google rolled out the first version of Penguin , negative SEO has become a serious concern.