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Everything you ever needed to get started with Twitter


I was thinking it was probably time to post something for Twitter beginners, since it’s been a million years since the last time we did , but luckily we have some fab blogger buds who have been busy writing some of this up so I don’t need to! Twitter Basics – Part 2: Set Up an Account and Create a Profile. Twitter Basics – Part 3: How It Works. Twitter Basics – Part 4: Your Settings.

How something like #NewTwitter can destroy the integrity of an innocent human being


Marsy, author of Giddy Fingers , presents you with a real life story. of how #NewTwitter almost ruined her life. I was a happy person back in 2008 when I didn’t have too. many things to think about. That being until my dog mentioned a new social. networking platform that was quickly making an impression. on the way the world wrote about things…. Which led me to ponder a thought I should never have.

Content Curation for Twitter: How To Be a "Thought Leader DJ"

For great social media discussions, follow the conversations on #smchat every Wednesday at 1 pm on Twitter, join the #smchat Ning community , and get the transcripts. Although this post breaks my rule for brevity , I hope you enjoy it!) I actually was a successful music DJ once upon time who very early in life had the opportunity to create a very innovative club. A Content Curator is a DJ.

Micromarketing: Relationship Marketing Through Advocacy

Adam Cohen

When I got the email asking me to contribute a review (for Chapter 7) of Greg Verdino ‘s new book, at first I didn’t think it would be a fit. I haven’t done book reviews here before, let alone since elementary school. The first notion that came to mind frankly was breaking out a shoebox, some construction paper and scissors so I could start building my diorama. Some Criticisms.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Social Media for the Boardroom

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to hear Robert Raines from Chevron present his Social Media program and how he reports their activity into the Boardroom. It all starts with the Pulse Report that Chevron had produced by Edelman (their PR firm) using their Alterian’s SM2 social media monitoring tool. Many listening engines provide you with “streams” of data which is great. Tweet This!

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SEO Strategy In Social Media?

Social Media Network Marketing

Hello Folks, Many a times we have heard of this nomenclature: SEO. The full form of SEO is Search Engine Optimization. SEO is the method by which you improve the ranking of your site on the search engines. Many a times am asked if SEO is only for website? Well this is not entirely true, while they are definitely used for websites they are 'also for any Social Media that you may be utilizing to connect with your target audience' This means that SEO is useful for community managers, bloggers and anyone who would like to be found on various search engines. Have you used on-page SEO?

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Myrland Marketing

Many cringe when the topic of selling, or sales, comes up. When told we are in the position of selling every day of our lives, its enough to make tummies turn upside down, but it's true. Whether you are an attorney whose livelihood

Secrets of Twitter Hashtags (For Those Still Unsure)

Interactive Insights Group Interactive Insights Group helps companies use the Internet and Social Media to grow their business. Our blog offers resources, information, and advice on using social media to achieve your business goals. Wondering how to start or use a hashtag for your own purposes? Want to find out what a particular hashtag means? What the Hashtag?! you have to use an OpenID to log in.

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.

eMarketer’s New Blogging Report: More Readers, Fewer Writers

Debbie Weil

eMarketer ‘s recently released report The Blogosphere: Colliding With Social and Mainstream Media is intriguing. There are two key points: first, the number of blog readers continues to rise appreciably, while the number of blog writers continues to grow, but very slowly. Makes perfect sense. And why not. I’m guilty myself. in 2010, compared with about 150 million Facebook users.

Twitter Chats: A Goldmine of Traffic, Followers and Knowledge


For months after I started my blog I was in the “I think twitter is pointless” camp. I didn’t understand how to use it, I didn’t understand how to connect with people and I didn’t realize why it is not an option but a necessity for any blogger who is serious about growing his or her blog. In the last month however I discovered what I’m realizing is a twitter goldmine of targeted traffic, knowledge, and followers. TWITTER CHATS. Traffic: One of the most amazing things about twitter chats is the fact that they generate new visitors to your blog. 3 Chats Worth Participating In.

3 Key Features to Blog from a Smart Phone


When started back in 2008 (side note: we’re past the 2nd year mark! The first blog post of was on August 6, 2008). Since the beginning of, I was really excited about sharing my insights on marketing and web analytics with the blogosphere. Once I started getting a bit of reader traction, I started wondering whether I could blog on the go. Takeaway.

Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

7 SEO Mistakes That Could Harm Your Blog


This is a guest post by Nitin Aggarwal from Offshore Ally. If you want to succeed as a blogger , it is important to have a firm grasp on the basics of SEO at the bare minimum. This does not mean that you necessarily have to be an SEO expert in your industry, but having a basic SEO understanding will ensure that you avoid these crucial SEO mistakes that could cause your blog to crash and burn. Keyword Stuffing. What many of the best bloggers already understand is that keyword stuffing is an SEO technique of the past that should be avoided. It will not work. Over-Linking. Imagine that.

The Future Of Blogging Might Surprise You | Six Pixels of.

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Has Social Media Made Me A Better Person?

Engaging Brand

Social media is a huge part of my life - often when I am on a train I ponder my life and think whether I am using each minute, each second to its maximum benefit. Social media in so many ways has affected the way that we live.but is it for the better? I think only if you use it for creating something better, something good, something that helps others.Here are some of my thoughts.

Add Blogger Outreach to Your PR Plan

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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 Write a Social Media Policy

Webbiquity SMM

Why is having a social media policy in place so critical? Because virtually 100% of companies are now involved in social media—whether they acknowledge it or not. Even without any formal plan to use social media, every organization with more than a handful of employees (and many under that benchmark) is present in social media because people are talking about them. Introduction and Definitions.

7 Things That Blogging Does | Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing.

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Should Blogs Syndicate?


As a blogger, I’m continually facing the question of whether I should syndicate my content and how actively I should attempt to get it syndicated. There are a lot of potential aggregators out there. They have a lot of different practices. My goals are to increase visibility and ultimately to build an active readership who will comment and participate in a discussion. It’s really part of trying to Amplify Your Blogging. Ardath Albee’s recent post Using Content for Inbound Marketing: Mine or Yours? talks to various pros and cons for syndication. Reputation by Association. Reach. No Updates.

The Rise of Reddit: 4chan and Digg Get the Credit While Reddit Booms

Login Contact About 74° A Summary of Our Gay Teen Bodycount "If You Only Have One Week in L.A." Blogs work in a very obvious way: they're like magazines or newspapers, but light. Information spreads from blog to blog up and down the food chain, but it's pretty traceable. But forums can be inscrutable to outsiders. So far, Digg and 4chan have gotten most of the attention.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

When #measurePR Became A Campfire

Waxing UnLyrical

Tweet. Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong, under the shade of the coolibah tree…” If you were ever a Girl Guide (I was!) or, as they say in America, Girl Scout, that might be a familiar song to you

Social Media Can Change The Corporate Culture | Six Pixels of.

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What You Can Learn From H&M's Use Of Social Media | Mindjumpers


What You Can Learn From H&M's Use Of Social Media. Sara Hansson Posted by Sara Hansson Oct 1st, 2010. Tweet. H&M is one of the businesses that has done some great work in using social media for marketing. Here is what you can learn from

24 Full Service Tools to Manage B2B Social Media

As the final wrap-up in our ongoing series of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS) reviews for B2B companies, we’re providing a list of the most popular desktop and web-based systems on the market. We’ve attempted to organize the platforms into categories for entry level users, advanced marketers, enterprise platforms and agency options. The social networks that each systems supports is listed along with the price (if published). Since most of these tools are relatively new, there’s a wide variety of features, functionality and price among the various options. BuzzTrac.

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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.

Join Me and Stop Using Social Media

Ari Herzog

On behalf of Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr and charitable organizations in 40 countries that seek to raise funds to cure autism, I challenge you to stop using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites on November 1, 2010. I ask you to participate in the Communication Shutdown. (If If you can’t see the video, watch it here.). Advancing a Social Media Monitoring Conference in Boston.

Link Love Monthly: Best of September 2010


Here’s a monthly selection of links to some of the most interesting posts that we’ve read and shared over the last 30 days. These kinds of posts are what inform our own writing here at SocialFishing; hope you’ll dip in and out at your leisure! Blogworld-or-bust! 7 Things That Blogging Does (Mitch Joel). The Learning Evangelist - new association blog by Kathi Edwards. Truth.

#FollowFriday: David Spinks

Spin Sucks

I was meandering through David Spinks’s blog the other day when I came across his social media success formula. He says it’s Effort + How Funny You Are + (Luck/100000) = Social Media Success. Seeing how funny I thought that was, I’d say he has social media success. And that is why today’s #FollowFriday is David Spinks. It’s not just for PR professionals. Oh yeah!

Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home About Speaking Research Media Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter A few years ago, critics said Blogging was a fad. Managing these multiple login systems from all these social networks is cumbersome due to changing APIs, protocols. Or do I interpret this wrong?

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.