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The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I’m a work at home mom who operates as a consultant, ad sales manager for Mashable, and soon-to-be startup founder all from one single Dell laptop which I use as a desktop.

Social Media News Releases Get 3x More Media Coverage

Adam Sherk

Social media news releases have lots of advantages, and what’s not to like? They offer a clean, simple format that encourages companies to be clear and succinct. While multimedia content can be added to any press release, SMNRs are much more likely to incorporate images and video.

Twitter Etiquette: Outside Voices, Inside Voices and Whispers

Almost Savvy

If you grew up with a mother anything like mine, many of your childhood memories include being shushed and reminded to use your inside voice. We had three voices, but the one we heard the most about was our inside voice. Heaven forbid we might say something too loudly and the neighbors would hear!

Fifteen Ways to Use Twitter to Build an Army of Adoring Journalists

Spin Sucks

Patrick Garmoe , serves as content and social media strategist for PureDriven , a digital marketing strategy company in Duluth, Minnesota. I spent 10 years as a reporter in the BT (Before Twitter) era.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Facebook Is Becoming Walmart

Spin Sucks

One of the things I love about Europe (ok, France in particular) is the food shopping. They still go to the marché in Europe, an open street market, and buy meat from the boucherie, bread at the boulangerie, and cheese from the fromagerie.

The Challenge of Authenticity in Social Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Erica Holt. How easy is it, really, to be authentic online? I’ve been thinking about this since Shonali’s thought-provoking post a few weeks back about how to social network smartly by being yourself online.

Facebook Launches Questions

Mindjumpers

Tweet Yesterday Facebook has launched Facebook Questions, which allows users and pages to post a Question to friends or a Facebook community. It seems like Facebook is constantly picking up on online trends and launching new products to match user needs.

9 Ways to be more visible in social media

Janet Fouts

So you built a new blog , set up a Facebook page and started tweeting and STILL you’ve got virtually no friends? You’re not alone. It used to be that a tweet would be noticed by your friends and shared fairly quickly.

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.

Dear CEO: Letters to the C-Suite

Spin Sucks

Last May, Roger Friedensen and I were sitting on the porch of the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. talking about how nice it would be to write a book together. At the time I told him I had an idea and to let me get some things organized and get back to him.

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The Secret Behind Good Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Matt LaCasse. I hear a lot of people talking about networking. How to do it, what are the do’s and don’ts, how much booze can I drink at a conference, on and on and on the list goes. Image: takomabibelot via Flickr, CC 2.0.

Quickstart Guide to Social Media [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Getting started with a social media initiative does not necessarily require a lot. Yet there are some vital considerations to go through before getting on board. I found this neat infographic, which I think covers some crucial elements.

Facebook Stores Deliver Sames Sales Rates as Web Sites

Pamorama

According to a new white paper from Webtrends , Facebook stores now have the same sales conversion rates as e-commerce Web sites.

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Four Ways to Charge for Content

Spin Sucks

On Friday, I received an email from the New York Times telling me, that as a subscriber, I now have the option to get my news on my phone or iPad and that they’re going to begin charging for that news. My first reaction was, “GOOD!

9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. But how do you choose one? With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs?

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How to Easily Remove Any Facebook Application

Idaconcpts

Facebook, center of the online universe. As the single most popular social networking website ever created, it has become a major hub for communication between friends, family, colleagues and even strangers from across the world.

Micro Targeting your Online Media

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Let’s say you’re an auto insurance company. You want to target micro-segments where people think about buying auto insurance. We know that people buy auto insurance when they buy a car. But where else can we find people who intend to purchase insurance?

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.

Is Happiness the Same As Being Dumb?

Spin Sucks

Are happy people dumb? I just read that phrase in a Harvard Business Review blog and was offended. Because I’m happy. And I’m not dumb. But, of course, it enticed me to read on. The blogger, Shawn Achor , says, These sentiments are not uncommon.

How to Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile Friendly

Waxing UnLyrical

This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. If you talk to Howie Goldfarb anywhere – Twitter, here on his guest posts, or over at his own blog, you’ll know that he’s fixated on one thing.

How to Build a Six-Figure Blog Without Anyone Knowing

Viper Chill

This guide is going to reveal the concept of Email Blogging, a strategy which I personally think is one of the easiest and most profitable ways to make money online. The idea behind Email Blogging actually came to me by mistake. A total accident.

Book Review Wednesday: Wikibrands: Reinventing your company in.

Akamai Marketing

Its hard to keep up with all the books coming out about social media for business. There are so many layers to this topic that entire (worthy) books have been

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Bootstrapping Your PR

Spin Sucks

It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! This week’s question comes from Danny Brown , the co-founder at Bonsai Interactive , founder of 12for12K , and all-around good guy (most days).

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Please Stop Using Social Media, Mom

Firebelly

This week’s must-see YouTube Tuesday video is a funny after school special parody about a mom who gets addicted to social media called Please Stop Using Social Media, Mom. Check it out and let us know what your favorite line from the video is. One of my personal favorites?

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Is the Twitter RT irrelevant?

Socialized

Do we still need to extend the quaint courtesy of letting people know where we found a link from another Twitter user? I think the retweet, aka RT (in both its informal and official forms), has run its course. There are now over 200 million Twitter accounts (not all active), with

A Thousand Little Cuts of Social Media – A Kaizen Approach

Akamai Marketing

You've probably heard the phrase “The best way to accomplish a large goal is to break down into small manageable tasks.” The idea holds water, or soda or a Belvedere

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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.

I’ve Been Putting Off Writing This Post on Procrastination

Spin Sucks

Ken Jacobs is the principal of Jacobs Communications Consulting LLC, which coaches communication leaders. Ok, that’s not completely true, but I hope that headline got your attention, and perhaps you saw a little of yourself in it. If so, you’re not alone.

On Research, Measurement’s Oft-Forgotten Sibling

Waxing UnLyrical

I know it’s been a while since we’ve chatted about measurement on #measurePR, and for that, I’m truly sorry.

Advantages Of The New Functions Of Facebook Fan / Business Page And iFrame - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Change is constant; and in the case of Facebook, change, definitely is consistent. By now you will have noticed that all Pages on Facebook will have been upgraded to the new format. This goes for even those Pages that may have not opted into the new look some time back. The new Pages have a lot of advantages with them, especially for the Page Administrator / Community Managers. These functions definitely are useful for brands and business in touching base with their Community Members.

How to prepare an Ignite or TED talk: Q & A with Jill Foster

Debbie Weil

Preparing for the Ignite DC talk I gave recently was surprisingly challenging. Presentation junkies think of Ignite as a mini- TED , which ratchets the pressure up considerably.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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