Sat.Dec 29, 2012 - Fri.Jan 04, 2013

The Pope tweets and so can your CEO

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Pope has seen the light. Last week he sent his first ever tweet: “Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.”.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks.

Updated Facebook Tip: Organizing, Moving and Editing Your Photos And Albums

SocMed Sean

Uploading photos to Facebook using your phone or tablet is easy. Reorganizing them, however, can be a real pain. Check out my tips for creating Facebook albums and moving photos between albums. Facebook Featured Social Media Tech best practices facebook photos social media social networking tips

Facebook ads vs Google Ads [INFOGRAPHIC]

SocialFish

Check out this infographic from WordStream who did a ton of research to test out the comparison between Facebook ads and Google ads. As always, click on the image to enlarge. The winner? Google. Potluck

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Social Media Automation 101

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

Ottawa’s Twitter top 20 for 2012

Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne’s Ottawa Twitter top 20 lists used to feature on this blog monthly. But they were very time consumer to compile and the grading tools used kept changing algorithms and or other aspects of their service making the lists difficult to standardize. This list was compiled using Twitter Grader. All the profiles included are actually real people, not brands or companies. The list is published through Listly which means a significant difference from past lists.

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10 Ways to Hit the Reset Button on Your Productivity

Justin Levy

Now that we’ve wound down the previous year and are getting back up to full speed, this presents the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button on your systems and processes, helping you to increase your productivity.

Using Social Media to Speak *With* Your Audience.

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Jordan Menzel, COO of CrowdHall. This tool is awesomely cool – check it out. ——————-. When you have some exciting news, you tweet it. When you want to mobilize your base for a specific action, you create a page for it.

8 Free Smartphone Apps that Earn You Money

Waxing UnLyrical

In less than five years, smartphones have completely changed the way we communicate with each other and access our information.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Do Teens Prefer Social Media To Real Life?

SocMed Sean

Many adults feel that teens are making a shift from in-person communications to digital ones. This infographic and the underlying study provides some interesting insights as to whether teens prefer to chat face-to-face or via social media channels like Facebook or Twitter. Facebook Featured Google+ People Social Media Twitter facebook infographic social social media social networking teens texting

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.

Post-Holiday Fitness Series: Workout Plan

Justin Levy

With another holiday season now over, many of us are getting settled back into our normal routines and looking to develop new routines. For some this will include getting back to the gym and changing their eating habits so that they can lose weight, add muscle and live a healthier lifestyle.

Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies

SocialFish

I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association.

Top Social Media Case Studies of 2012

The Realtime Report

What were the most popular social media case studies in 2012?

Top 12 Blog Posts Of 2012

Firebelly

Here are the 12 most-read posts on our blog in 2012. Pinterest, Instagram and memes were popular topics. Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting last year! We’re looking forward to more in 2013. Sh*t Social Media People Say. How To Run An Instagram Photo Contest.

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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 Social Media and Mobile Technology Impact the Customer Experience [Infographic]

Cody Ward

It’s easy for technology start-ups and web service companies to understand the importance of communicating with customers through channels such as social media and mobile technology. They have it ingrained in their DNA.

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10 Ways to Hit the Reset Button on Your Productivity

Justin Levy

Now that we’ve wound down the previous year and are getting back up to full speed, this presents the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button on your systems and processes, helping you to increase your productivity.

75% of the World’s Heads of State Are On Twitter

The Realtime Report

Three-quarters of the world’s heads of state have a Twitter presence, according to a new survey from the Digital Policy Council. Out of 164 countries studied, 123 have a head of state on Twitter – some with a personal Twitter handle, others with an official government one.

Stereotyping of Online Advertising- From The Eyes of a Print Media Publisher

Atom Thought

Hello Friends, In this edition of the ‘Guest Post’ we have Bhavesh Thakor, Publisher of AutoCar -The cult magazine for car lovers across the world among other titles.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

The Future of Link Building

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Christopher Jan Benitez. Google, arguably the most relevant search engine in the world to date, has been aggressively rolling out updates on algorithm changes since last year.

New Year, New Socialnomics Update!

SocialFish

It’s the end of the year? It’s time for a Socialnomics update from Erik Qualman! Here’s the 4th version of his famous social media stats video. And below, it, Google’s 2012 in review video – which always makes me cry my eyes out. :). Happy New Year! Potluck Useful Data

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Social Networking Stats: Facebook Nears Global Domination, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 400 million users. via Yahoo. Renren: over 170 million users.

Three Words for 2013

Justin Levy

Welcome to 2013 and Happy New Year! As the holiday season fades into a memory, we spend time reflecting on the year that has past and on what the next year will bring. The start of a new year represents another opportunity to achieve the goals we have set out for ourselves.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

9 Everyday Tools to Increase Earned Media

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Aaron Lee. There are three types of mainstream media online. Paid media, owned media, and earned media. Owned media are media assets that you or your company owns including websites, blogs, and so on.

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Why I am No Longer a Link Builder But Now a Content Publicist

Bill Hartzer

I think the title of this blog post says it all. Really. Here we are in the beginning of 2013 and many respected experts in the Search Engine Optimization industry offering their predictions for the year. I purposely have decided to not offer any predictions for the year.

Usage of Connected TVs Rose 25% in 2012

The Realtime Report

Connected TVs – defined by eMarketer as any television connected to the internet – saw usage grow 25% in the last year, according to the latest eMarketer estimates.

The Most Valuable Lesson a B2B Marketer Will Ever Learn

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com. As a journeyman marketing writer, my job is to simplify stuff. It often works like this: I go into a meeting. My client invited a number of others because they really know the product and the market. These are experts.

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8 Must-Have Apps for Your Mobile/Social Business

Janet Fouts

Doing business in 2013 is going to be a whole lot easier if you can take your business with you on the road. I travel with an iPad and an iPhone as my mobile office, and it’s made it a whole lot easier to stay on top of my business, my teram and my clients.

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The Search and Social Weekly (1.1)

Josh S Peters

It’s a new year and a new start for the blog. I’ve been considering a lot of options for the direction of the blog and where I want to take it, do with it, accomplish with it, etc.

Interactive Social Media: Add Your Favorite Tune of 2012

The Realtime Report

Have you shared your favorite song of 2012?

26 Truths About Me and Convince and Convert

Convince & Convert

For a long time now, I’ve been writing about the power of the “ Social FAQ.” ” It’s a simple premise, really. If you want to garner trust and overcome objections, proactively answer the questions that your customers and potential customers have about you.

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