Sat.Jan 14, 2012 - Fri.Jan 20, 2012

Timing Your Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Social media marketers always wonder when the best time is to post on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and the myriad of other social platforms for optimum customer engagement. Is it in the morning, since many people check their Facebook page before they go to work?

Attack of the Consumer! The Many Ways Consumers Can Put You Out of Business Online

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by David Rodnitzky. Having the best prices and largest selection of products means nothing on the Internet if you don’t back it up with incredible customer service. Treat customers badly and you will be out of business – period!

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8 Marketing Trends to Implement in Your 2012 Marketing Plan

yMarketingMatters

What a year was 2011 for social media and marketing! Things moved at the speed of light, right? I watched and experienced first-hand the marketing and social media landscape change, consolidate, focus, develop and evolve all at the same time.

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Social Media Stats [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet 2011 was a great year for social media where we saw true integration of “social” to our lives.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Despite any recent recent rants you may have seen about how blogging is dead or blogs are passé , the fact of the matter is that business blogging is now more important than ever.

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The Lost Art Of Hard Work

Jason Yormark

I admire those that work their asses off. Surprisingly it’s a rare trait. I’ve come across far more individuals that do not give it everything they’ve got then do. For the past year and a half I’ve watched my wife transform her body through diet, working out, running all kinds of races and Tae Kwon Do. She’s an absolute warrior when it comes to fitness, and it was a decision she made to work incredibly hard to achieve her fitness goals.

SOPA, PIPA, and the Wikipedia blackout: what it means for associations.

SocialFish

I’m confused. I figured I’d start this post with that, just so you know that I don’t have any answers here. Only questions. At the risk of inadvertently raising political ire from every corner, I’d also like to start by saying that both sides have important points to make.

The Sharing Avalanche [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Social sharing is the backbone of social media. Every time a piece of content is sent out on a social channel, the aim is to have it shared and increase the brand’s visibility. Some even say if it doesn’t share, it isn’t there!

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.

Path: the sequel

Sherrilynne Starkie

Well over a year ago a new social network, Path, was launched. It was positioned as ‘personal network’ and friends were limited to just 50, a number based on the psychology theories that 150 is the maximum number of social relationships any human can handle.

Anatomy Of A Blog Redesign: Meet The Standard WordPress Theme

Jason Yormark

I have to admit, I’m a WordPress theme junkie. I’m fascinated with the art of blog design, and I often find myself spending too much time browsing some of the industry leading WordPress theme sites. My personal favorite site these days is certainly Themeforest as they have a tremendous variety of themes available. I’m also guilty of growing bored with my theme design on about a yearly basis. But rightfully so I believe.

Corporate Humanism is the #1 Trend Business Trend that Matters in 2012

SocialFish

… at least according to the always super smart Rohit Bhargava. This slide speaks for itself; and it’s what we’re digging deep into in Humanize.

Using Google+ Hangouts to Get More Exposure for Your Google+ Business Page

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Kevin Lau. It’s still the early days for Google+ and plenty of people are getting to grips with the various tools this social platform has. This is even truer for business users, who have only recently been able to set up business pages to help promote their work.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

How I Reached #1 on iTunes: A Guide to Launching a Podcast

Viper Chill

3 Tips to Use QR Codes For Information, Not Destination

Convince & Convert

QR codes ask a lot of prospective users. Possess a smart phone. Download a QR reader app (or other format like Microsoft TAG). Have the phone nearby and usable when you encounter a QR code (easy in a magazine ad, perhaps less so for QR codes now appearing on highway billboards).

Facebook study confirms there’s no echo chamber online

SocialFish

"People are more likely to share information from their strong ties, but because of their abundance, weak ties are primarily responsible for the majority of information spread on Facebook.

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Is Google+ About To Make Facebook Frown?

Twist Image

It's time to pay attention to Google+. Back in July, I Blogged about Google 's foray into online social networking, Google+ (more here: Co-dependency In The Age of Facebook ).

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.

4 iPhone Apps for Twitter

Idaconcpts

It seems that no matter what site gets developed for a specific Internet browser or for a given operating system, there will always be some hot shot programmer out there that will find their niche by making it a better mousetrap.

About SOPA and Today’s Blackout – Infographic, Video, and Call to Action

Kikolani

Today, Kikolani is joining in the SOPA Blackout and will go dark from 8am to 8pm EST. This is in protest against SOPA / PIPA legislation proposed by the U.S. Congress.

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Bateman from Square Enix

Social Media Citizens

Ben Bateman is community manager from Square Enix. An energetic and highly talented gaming specialist interested in all aspects of game development. A Currently Community Manager for Codemasters, supporting all boxed titles including DiRT 3, Operation Flashpoint Red River, F1 2011, and Bodycount.

Who Is Using Google+? Infographic

Firebelly

2012 is the year Google+ will sink or swim. Take a look at the infographic below to see who is using it. Click to view larger. Via Flowtown ].

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Am I participating in the SOPA strike? You betcha!

Janet Fouts

On January 18 websites all over the net will go dark from 8AM to 8 PM, and this will be one of them. Well for one, because I still can. One of the most powerful things about the internet is that it is largely not controlled by government.

How Often Should I Post On Facebook for My Business?

The Social Media Incubator

Posting too frequently on social media sites can annoy friends and followers, but if you’re not posting often enough, you might be missing your chance to stay top-of-mind to your target audience.

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Don't Break The Internet

Twist Image

Are you as confused about SOPA and PIPA as I am in relation to the marketing world? There is an overabundance of information, discourse and content about SOPA, PIPA and what this means to our world.

Martin Luther King and Social Media: 5 #MLKDay Must-Reads

Firebelly

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today, here are 5 posts related to MLK and social media. 4 Social Media Strategy Ideas From Martin Luther King Jr.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Why You Should Care About Twitter vs. Google+

Geoff Livingston

Perhaps you saw the epic war of words last week between Twitter and Google. The conflict revolves around Google’s inclusion of Plus activity into its search algorithm. Called “Search Plus Your World,” this addition of the Google+ data has far ranging implications for online marketers. It dramatically increases the value of Google+ activity in comparison [.]. Marketing Social Media facebook google LinkedIn MySpace PageRank search Search Plus social networks traffic twitter

What Mattered In 2011 For Social Media [Infographic]

Pamorama

2011 was a giant year for social media. Pandora, Groupon, and LinkedIn went public, Google+ launched, Twitter reached 100 million active users and was valued at $8 billion, and Facebook rolled out some big changes, including its major Timeline redesign.

Adapt Or Die

Twist Image

Do you like the saying, "adapt or die" ? There are days when it is the soundtrack of my life and then there are days when I shake my head at what the connotation truly means. You see, it's easy to be an armchair quarterback and say that the newspaper industry, the music industry, the book publishing industry, the retail industry, a traditional advertising agency. and almost every other industry should adapt or die.

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