Sat.Oct 26, 2013 - Fri.Nov 01, 2013

Infographic: USA vs Canada media consumption

Sherrilynne Starkie

There is no doubt that Canadians are very different from our neighbours to the south. We say we won the War of 1812; they say it was a draw. We are part of the glorious British Empire; they chose to go it alone as a republic. We love to drink Ceasars; they think a Ceasar comes in a bowl.

An Introduction to Social Media For Strategic Communication

SocialFish

There are three truths to social media. People are more important than platforms. Experiences are easier to remember than content. Social media doesn’t exist in a vacuum but as part of an integrated communication campaign.

Social Media Changing The Face Of Public Relations

Firebelly

I have always loved infographics. Even though they are a relatively new concept, I love the creativity that goes into organizing and designing them. I am also thrilled by how they relay information in a quick and visual way.

10 Reasons Why Being Your Own Boss Is The Cat’s Meow

Jason Yormark

Yea that’s right. I made a list of 10 reasons why being self-employed rules to get you to come read my stuff. Because lists are cool like that. People don’t have time to read paragraphs. That’s so 2012. I wrestled a bit with posting this as by doing so, I possibly alienate myself to any “offers you can’t refuse” for a traditional 9 to 5er.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

What Grandma Can Teach You About Social Media Marketing

yMarketingMatters

My grandma taught us to behave well, to be kind, and to address our peers as well as our superiors with respect. She taught us how to embrace our unique personalities and talents, but to be polite, thoughtful, and considerate at the same time.

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How Your Halloween Costume Affects Your Social Media Presence

Firebelly

Blog costume Facebook Halloween Social Media

3 Secrets To Having A Two-Way Conversation With Your Brand’s Customers Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Branding Communities eCommerce Interactive Marketing Mobile Optimization. No matter where you look, brands are all trying to crack the code of having a two-way conversation with their customers wherever they are – be it in-store, online, on a smartphone, on a tablet or on social media.

8 Reasons You Should Perform Regular SEO Audits of Your Website

Bill Hartzer

Performing a search engine optimization audit of your website on a regular basis, perhaps at least once every six months, is key to maintaining your web presence and maintaining your organic search engine rankings.

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Six Sources for Nonprofit News

SocialFish

Guest post by Debra Askanase, reprinted by permission from Community Organizer 2.0. ———— I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to keep up with all the news.

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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.

Facebook Has Lost Their Teen Spirit

Firebelly

Is Facebook being pushed out of the spotlight for teens? I started to ask myself this question during one of my daily conversations with my 14-year-old sister, Caroline, who is currently in the 8 th grade.

App of the Week Helps You Upload Photos to Facebook

The Social Media Incubator

Are you sick of uploading photos from your mobile device to Facebook and having the photos go into a “mobile uploads” album? The iLoader app is your solution. This app easily allows you to batch photos and videos to upload to Facebook and create a new album for them.

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Cooperative Content Will Eventually Dominate Your Polished Content

Convince & Convert

We’re ALL writing blog posts. image by BigStock). The legions of companies now embracing “content marketing” as a piece of their communications arsenal grew by 11% as I typed this sentence. Alas many (perhaps most?)

[Cool Infographic Friday] A Brief History of Caps Lock

SocialFish

This one is quite possibly my favorite so far. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Potluck

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 Be A Hashtag Hacker

Firebelly

The hashtag, or pound sign (#) for you social media novices, has become one of the most important ways we communicate with people online.

This Week in Social Media: Top Stories

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , SEO , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: content marketing , hummingbird , marketing tips , social media , social media 2014 , social media tips , Twitter Busy week? Not to worry — we’ve got you covered! Here’s a short roundup of social media news, tips and updates from Harp Social for the week of October 28 – November 1.

Holiday Branding and Marketing For Social Media

The Social Media Incubator

If you are looking for ways to boost your social media, this is the perfect time of year to do so. The holiday season is here, with some of the biggest holidays for online marketing: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The holidays present a great opportunity for your social media strategy.

How Does Your Website Measure Up?

SocialFish

I was just reading this Hubspot post about 17 Must-Read Stats About Website Design and Optimization. Here are just a few of the stats they mention. Check the post for sources.) Are you paying attention to these? 40% of people will abandon a web page if it takes more than three seconds to load.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Pinterest Promoted Pins: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Promoted pins are launching on Pinterest. Learn all about it in the 5-must reads below. Pinterest Announces First Ad Product: Promoted Pins.

Three Frightfully Fun Examples of Brand Generated Halloween Social Media Content

Convince & Convert

Happy Halloween! In celebration of this spooktactular holiday, we’re skipping the tricks and going right to the treats. From Facebook, to Twitter, Vine, and YouTube, check out these three clever content and promotion examples Petco, Tide and Crest have been scaring up leading into Halloween today.

Custom Short URLs for Google+ At Last!

Janet Fouts

Tired of explaining why you have a long string of numbers as the URL for your Google+ page? Then you’ll be as excited as I am to hear Google+ is finally rolling out custom URLs for both personal profiles and pages.

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Buffer Has Been Hacked

Bill Hartzer

Buffer, the app that allows you to time your posts to Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, has been hacked. Here’s an update email From Joel from Buffer: From: Joel from Buffer. Reply-To: XXX@XXXXXXX.com. Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013 3:07 PM. To: Bill Hartzer.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Today is Internet Day!

Navolutions

Did you know that October 29th is the anniversary of the first bits of data ever sent over a long distance computer connection? Check out TheInternetDay.com to learn more! The post Today is Internet Day! appeared first on Navolutions. News internet day october 29th the internet day

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Use Humor and Ridiculousness to Reach Your Audience

Convince & Convert

Tim Washer, Cisco @timwasher. Tim Washer , Senior Marketing Manager in Social Media at Cisco , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss the value in making your customers laugh, how to spend less and storytell more, and bringing ridiculousness to big corporations.

Learn to Be in the Moment

Ari Herzog

The Italian language has a wonderful word: Asolare. It is loosely translated as spending time in a meaningless but delightful way. Some describe the word as bittersweet exile, referring to 15th century poet Cardinal Pietro Bembo’s affections toward exiled Cyprus Queen Catarina Cornaro.

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How to Stop Google from Encrypting Your Searches

Bill Hartzer

I recently spoke at the Pubcon Conference in Las Vegas, and one of the big issues that came up was the fact that Google is no longer providing keyword search data to website owners. They’re now encrypting searches, forcing all users of Google search to use https as a default.

Social Media and Village Crisis Comms – Local Gov Councils and Emergency Services #NSWFires

Laurel Papworth

How information traverses social media during a crisis like the NSW bushfires. The role of crisis comms and official vs non official media sources. When I was asked by the BBC to do an interview on Tuesday night of the fires I said no.

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2 Twitter Changes Making Life Easier for Big Brands

Convince & Convert

In this bandwidth-challenged-from-a-hotel edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about Twitter’s new move to enable direct messages to be sent and received even if both parties are not following one another.

A Review of Google Social Media Tools

Idaconcpts

Google has often been blasted for failing to understand social media and capitalize on the rise of this communication channel. Still, those same critics cannot blame the Mountain View-based search giant for not trying and, actually, may be shortchanging the company’s actual efforts.

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Is Google Penguin Recovery All About Cleaning Up Links?

Bill Hartzer

A while back I wrote about how many SEO companies and so-called SEO experts have been offering a Google Penguin Recovery Service. I mentioned that you really need to be very careful when choosing someone who offers this service, because they really can do more harm than good.

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