Sat.Mar 24, 2012 - Fri.Mar 30, 2012

Pinterest Revises Their Terms Of Use…But Are The Changes Enough?

SocMed Sean

I have had a LOT of feedback about my article about why I deleted by pinboards because of Pinterest’s Terms of Use. Everything from fear to curiosity to anger.

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Generation Y – Reinventing the Way We Communicate

SocialFish

Those of us born between 1980 to 1995 are commonly referred to as Generation-Y. To be honest, I think the name N-Gen (Net Generation) is more befitting. We are certainly addicted to the internet; we grew up with it, so it comes naturally to us.

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Why Your CEO Should Be Active On Social Media [Study]

Mindjumpers

Tweet. One of the basic steps for brands to take on social media is to enhance brand awareness by focusing on spokesperson visibility. Lots of brands encourage their CEOs and CMOs to join Twitter with their individual profiles and talk about the company from an insider perspective.

6 Guest Blogging Emails That Suck

Ari Herzog

The top navigational bar of this blog makes it very clear that guest blog posts are accepted. I want you to write for me.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Want to get better at social media? Ask “Why?”

Dave Fleet

Social media practitioners: want to get better at your job? Learn one word: Why? Used well, asking “why?” ” can help you get to the bottom of almost any problem, push your colleagues to explore new options, and force a new level of honesty in decision making.

Google Places Enforcing Listing Rules For Go-To-Client Businesses

Small Business Mavericks

Do you provide a service to customer at your business, away from your business, or a combination of both? For businesses that use a go-to-client business model, you may wake up one day to find your business’s listing has disappeared from Google’s local search results. That will hurt your business and how much will rely on the amount of business you generally receive through local search. For some businesses, they could find they suddenly have no clients.

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Helping Members and their Communities Succeed: the Future of What We Now Know as Membership

SocialFish

We all have had these moments. Suddenly, out of nowhere, the clouds of confusion part and you look at the world with new- found clarity. Of all places, my “moment” came today at my doctor’s office, while waiting nervously for the results of my annual mammogram.

Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign

Waxing UnLyrical

One of the most fun projects I’ve worked on recently was Oxfam America’s (OA) International Women’s Day (IWD) 2012 campaign. The project.

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.

Solving The Mystery Of My Highest Blog Traffic Day Yet

Jason Yormark

Yesterday was the day. Yesterday was the day I broke my long standing one day traffic record on my blog. And I can honestly say, I have no idea why. I continue to dig into the numbers, but I only have a few ideas of what may have caused the spike. At the very least, it’s an interesting look into the steps I take when I typically post to my blog, and I thought it would be a useful post to share. Back in May of 2009 before I took my blogging seriously, I was laid off of Microsoft.

Bloggers important in PR

Sherrilynne Starkie

Bloggers are increasingly important in public relations, according to a white paper published today by DWPub. Eighty-two per cent of PR professionals work with bloggers to provide coverage for clients, while 98% find bloggers useful or invaluable.

Humanizing is more than social media tactics.

SocialFish

A lot of the stuff you’re probably reading online about “humanizing your brand” is about social media tactics. Like this post on Social Media Examiner, 5 Ways to Humanize Your Company With Social Media. Take a look, you’ll recognize all of that stuff.

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How To Write Blog Titles That Catch Social Media Attention

Small Business Mavericks

A business blog doesn’t have to be boring, in fact, it shouldn’t be. To gain readers, you need content that satisfies their need, and the only way to catch their attention is by writing a great blog title. From experience, there are two ways to write blog titles, the hard way and easy way. The hard way is by trying to be 100% original whilst also trying to have a stand out title. Since humans have been writing for thousands of years, it nigh on impossible to do both, so don’t.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Facebook New Timeline: Everything You Need to Know

yMarketingMatters

It’s coming up: Are you ready for Facebook’s March 31st deadline to move your Facebook business Page to Facebook Timeline ? For the SMB, it may seem little daunting, I know. Don’t fret.

How (and Why) to Map Your Company’s Digital Landscape

Webbiquity SMM

With more than 90% of companies now using social media to find employees and 82% having a Facebook page , there’s no question that business use of social media has become commonplace. But “use” and “success” are two different things.

Can’t make #12NTC? Watch the Online Livestream!

SocialFish

I’ve mentioned this before but I’m super excited to be emceeing NTEN’s Online NTC Live! Livestream on Wednesday and Thursday this week (April 4/5).

Facebook Privacy & Employers: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Here are 5 must-reads related to Facebook privacy and employers that we don’t want you to miss. Facebook Privacy Debate a Passionate One. By Christina DesMarais Employers who ask job applicants for the passwords they use to log in to Facebook are going overboard.

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.

Comment by Facebook or WordPress

Ari Herzog

When presented the choice between two different commenting systems, which do you choose? The Facebook commenting system (alternatively by Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail login) appears first. The WordPress commenting system appears below that. Will one beat the other? Please continue reading Comment by Facebook or WordPress and leave a comment if inspired. Ari Herzog is currently seeking a full time position in social media. Connect on LinkedIn today. Discover more articles on new and emerging media.

Is Social Media Strategy Required or Redundant?

Convince & Convert

I don’t have a problem with Guy Kawasaki. I enjoy his books. His track record in business is substantial. We have friends in common. But on the subject of social media strategy, we disagree in every possible way. Last month, Guy was interviewed (that happens a lot) in Inc.

Association TRENDS Social Media Report and Rankings 2012

SocialFish

It’s natural, I suppose. To want to compare yourself to others. It starts when we’re little. One of those many things we learned in Kindergarten, if not before.

9 of Facebook’s Own Facebook Pages You Should Like

Firebelly

Facebook is always changing. Stay in the loop by “Liking” these 9 pages run by Facebook employees. Facebook. Facebook’s primary page with nearly 65 million fans. Like this page for ongoing updates on new products, announcements and stories. Facebook Marketing Solutions. Facebook Marketing Solutions helps marketers reach their customers on Facebook.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Choices

Waxing UnLyrical

When I was still fairly new to drama school, I was going through a rough patch. This was bound to happen; I was in a new (and, in some respects, completely alien) environment, and I didn’t have the cocoon of my family and friends around me.

Is Social Media Strategy Required or Redundant?

Convince & Convert

I don’t have a problem with Guy Kawasaki. I enjoy his books. His track record in business is substantial. We have friends in common. But on the subject of social media strategy, we disagree in every possible way. Last month, Guy was interviewed (that happens a lot) in Inc. Magazine about social media, as was asked whether entrepreneurs should hire a consultant and develop a social media strategy. To which he replied: No.

How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education

SocialFish

This is an oldie but a goodie – from June 2011. By the Education Database Online. I would love to see how these numbers have grown in the last almost-year. Click on the infographic to enlarge. Via: OnlineEducation.net. Social Learning

Where Do Ideas Come From?

Twist Image

"I keep having my ideas ripped off!" " I grew up being friends with a very successful individual. The problem was that this individual could have been much more successful (especially if you asked them). If you sat down with this individual and asked them why they thought they weren't as successful as they had imagined, it would all boil down to one thing: "people keep stealing my ideas."

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

One of the most interesting aspects of web presence optimization (WPO) is how frequently bloggers and journalists write about the concept without actually using the term.

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Choosing your keywords for SEO

Puzzle Marketer

Before you start making radical changes on your website, in an effort to rank higher in the search engines, you first need to decide what keywords you’re going to rank for. There are two types of keywords. Short-tail and long-tail keywords.

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4 Job Search Apps for Android

Idaconcpts

The best job search app is the one that enables you to forget altogether about the job search app.

Identify the Right People to Manage Your Social Media Initiatives

Social Media Strategery

A version of this post originally appeared on this blog last year. I'm re-posting it with a few minor modifications because I'm giving a presentation based on this content next Tuesday at 10:15am EST at PRSA's Digital Impact Conference.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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