Sat.Dec 28, 2013 - Fri.Jan 03, 2014

In Real Life: Social In Person (And Not In Media)


What happened to being social in real life? Social media has shifted the focus away from culminating “real life” experiences with people.

01/03/2014: Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

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Top Social Media Campaigns in 2013

The Realtime Report

What were the best social media campaigns in 2013? From Oreo’s ‘Dunk in the Dark’ tweet at the Superbowl to Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy as a Dodge car salesman, there’s been plenty to choose from.

9 Best Social Media and Content Marketing Tips From Buffer

Convince & Convert

We’ve experimented with lots of different content marketing methods at Buffer, so I wanted to share with you 9 of the best ways we’ve found to increase engagement and improve your content strategy.

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Social Media Resolutions For The New Year


I honestly can’t believe it’s almost the end of 2013. After the holidays are over, we’ll all start thinking (or at least that’s what we’ll say) about 2014 and our “New Year” resolutions.

10 Tips to Prepare for NMX 2014


We’re only five days away from one of my favorite online marketing events, NMX 2014. So I thought I’d share some of my favorite tips for preparing for NMX or any conference event! Create a doc with all of your travel arrangements. Hotel missing your reservation?

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Social Networking Stats: Reddit Earns 56 Billion Pageviews in 2013, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.19 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via YouTube. Twitter: over 218 million monthly active users. via Twitter. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch.

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Have You Committed Netflix Adultery?


Did you know there is such a thing as “Netflix adultery”?

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How to Be Your Own Ad Agency

Bill Hartzer

Sure we’d all like our small businesses to grow exponentially. We’d all like to hit that million-dollar mark and keep climbing, but the truth is that most of us won’t — and that’s OK. You don’t have to run a million-dollar business to be successful.

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Social Media News Ticker: Sum Up 2013 with Facebook Year In Review, Google+ Auto Awesome Movie

The Realtime Report

Facebook Year in Review. Happy New Year! It’s been a bit quiet on the social media news front over the holidays, but here are a few updates worth checking out: Google+ and Facebook.

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Don’t Buy Your Programmatic Audience, Build It

Convince & Convert

The funnel is dead. Don’t be sad, it had a good, long life and now it will retire to a nice farm where it will live with the CueCat, the three-martini lunch, and other advertising ideas that are past their prime.

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Debunking Myths About Millennials


Image via [link]. As a millennial I have heard every myth possible about my generation. I am sure you have heard the more popular statements that millennials are lazy, narcissistic, and never do anything but sit on our computers. The list goes on and on.

Top Blog Posts of 2013

Ari Herzog

You are reading the 45th blog post of 2013. In case you missed any, here are some of the more popular posts this year. Most Popular Posts of 2013 (as shared/commented by you). 30 Tips to be a Digital Storyteller. 18 Reasons to Embrace Social Media. Why I Killed 61% of My LinkedIn Friends.

Social Media Stats: The Best of 2013

The Realtime Report

What were the biggest stories in social media statistics this year? Here’s a look at our top ten stats posts (ranked by traffic) from 2013, including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, Vine and plenty of influence marketing. Teens Prefer Tumblr Over Facebook (Jan 15).

Organize Your Schedule with the App of the Week

The Social Media Incubator

Ring in the new year with a new calendar app! If there’s one thing we know about calendar and schedule apps, it’s that there are a lot of them.

Disallow Search Engines in Robots.txt File? No Worries on Google

Bill Hartzer

Here’s a first. Well, actually I’m not surprised when it comes to Google, but this is the first time I have seen a website disallow the search engines from indexing their website. But the website still ranks number one in Google for their primary keyword phrase.

How a Brand is Born Online

Ari Herzog

Thank you for reading my blog where I write and explore digital media. Meet AriHerzogDotCom. On the first day of 2014 I launched a series of social media channels under this name. Follow my brand on this Twitter page. Follow my brand on this Facebook page. Follow my brand on this Google+ page. Follow my brand on this Pinterest page. Follow my brand on this LinkedIn group. Twitter will act as the hub; and scripts via Buffer and IFTTT will auto-populate each other.

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Twitter: Watch ‘Happy New Year’ Spread Around the Globe

The Realtime Report

Happy New Year! Now that you’re back at work (and hopefully hangover-free), here’s a little visualization tool from Twitter showing the new year spreading across the globe.

Pam Slim Reveals How to Get Happy With Your Body of Work

Convince & Convert

Excerpt from my interview with the incredible Pam Slim , whose new book Body of Work is exceptional. A must-read , it’s also in paperback for only $10, and Kindle for less than $8. Grab a copy, you won’t be sorry. affiliate). Watch the entire video above for the complete interview. .

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Multiple Reconsideration Requests Might Result in Another Google Warning

Bill Hartzer

If you file multiple reconsideration requests after your website was manually penalized by Google, then there is a good chance that Google will give you another warning. That warning message from Google might just ask you to wait a few weeks before you file another reconsideration request.

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Analyzing AriHerzogDotCom: Day 2

Ari Herzog

Since writing about my new brand yesterday and promoting it on my current social media channels, people have slowly been following the different accounts. I want you to agree that Ari Herzog is a person. He/I writes this sentence. AriHerzogDotCom is a brand. It is still me — as it represents everything I do online: the things I write, watch, and like. You can call it my personal brand or you can call it a brand in and of itself.

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Growth Hacking: How to Know Who Has Viewed Your Facebook Profile

Stay N' Alive

I shared earlier a method I came up with that allows you to target the subscribers (now called just "followers") of a public profile on Facebook (you know, the profiles with the "follow" button like mine at - not to be confused with a business page).

2013 Social Media Bloopers

The Marketing Blog

They say that mistakes are bound to happen and they can happen to the best of us. But the most important lesson is to learn and improve from them. So, as we say hello to 2014, let us look at which brands make it to the list of 2013 Social Media Bloopers. Filed under: Social media , social media india Tagged: bloopers , Social media , socialmedia. Social media social media india bloopers socialmedia

My Last Blog Post of 2013

Bill Hartzer

Well, here it is, December 31st, 2013, the evening is drawing to a close. Still a few hours until the ball drops in New York City’s Times Square. Around this time I am always thinking of Times Square, the original(?) place where it all happens.

What Should You Make Of Flipagram?

Small Business Mavericks

People love to show off. They love to show off their families. And they love video. That’s why Flipagram is promising to be a popular new smartphone app that allows users to make short videos using their own photos and music provided by the app. But can it be used for marketing purposes? The biggest issue I see with Flipagram being used for marketing are copyright issues.

Why Social Media Inactives Have No Impact on Social Business Value

Akamai Marketing

Tweet It’s interesting to me that the last post of this year is a rant. But it is. There has been so much talk about how social networks have user abandoning accounts or creating multiple accounts and only using a few. The conversations have centered around three schools of thought: 1) investors are getting ripped off 2) social advertisers are getting ripped off 3) businesses using social media are getting ripped off.

How to Optimize Your Blog for SEO: 5 Steps

Writtent Blog

Not convinced you need to optimize your blog for SEO? 89% of modern consumers use search engines to make purchase decisions, and 75% of search users never click beyond the first page of search results.

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5 Essential Steps in Building An Online Business Presence

Bill Hartzer

Utilized correctly, the internet can be the single most valuable tool a person or business has at their disposal – but it’s not as simple as pressing a few buttons and throwing up a website.

5 Ways To Use Twitter Chats For Branding

Small Business Mavericks

Social media branding is powerful and can build a good business following with the right promotion and energy behind it. One of the least utilized ways of branding through social media is the Twitter chat. Simply hosting a chat session on Twitter can boost your brand and lead to new business. Here are 5 ways to make Twitter chats work for you. Create a unique hashtag and promote the heck out of it.

The George Costanza Approach To Getting Things Done

Twist Image

Do the opposite. Do you remember that Seinfeld episode when George Costanza decided to do everything the opposite of what he had done to date? Watch this: Do the opposite.

Kick-Start 2014 with Trends and Insights from Mitch Joel

Writtent Blog

Today I’m thrilled to catch up with one of the most influential people in today’s marketing world, Mitch Joel. Mitch is the President of digital marketing agency Twist Image and author of the popular blog Six Pixels of Separation.

My Year-End Look at the Business of Social Media Analysis

Net-Savvy Executive

Social Media Analysis is my attempt at a sort of online industry trade journal covering the companies that work with social media data. Last year, I started a recap of the financial transactions in the business, so let''s catch up with 2013.

How To Steal Blog Post Ideas

Small Business Mavericks

If you’ve ever been stuck on a blog post idea and didn’t know what to write about, then you might have been tempted to steal someone else’s idea. Well, the good news is, you can do that! You can’t copyright an idea, so there’s no harm in piggybacking off of someone else’s success if you do it the right way. The wrong way is to steal the idea and the content. You don’t want to get in trouble for plagiarizing.

Finding Your Creative Confidence

Twist Image

I used to play the bass. Not the fish. The musical instrument. The electric bass, to be exact. It wasn''t just a hobby, either. I took it quite seriously.

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Happy New Year 2014!

Writtent Blog

image credit: From the bottom of our hearts, we’d like to wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! At, 2013 was a truly awesome year. We worked hard to build an awesome team of talented experts, and rolled out an all-new line of products.

2014 Reboot: Shake Up Your Social Media – Work Smarter, Not Harder


We are mining ProBlogger content this week for super-useful information to kick-start your blogging year with gusto. Today we encourage you to take stock of your social media habits – are they working for you? What can you do better?

2014 Is The Year Of Social Metrics

Small Business Mavericks

If you’ve been paying attention to the rise of social media in the past few years, then you know that Facebook has risen to be the No. 1 site online, and you may know that social media traffic has been on a steady rise, as well. In fact, some websites are now reporting that they are receiving more traffic from social media than from search engines. I believe this is a trend you are going to see more and more of in the next few years – starting in 2014.