2014

10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda

Adam Sherk

Google Panda was designed to go after sites with a high volume of thin or low-quality content (among other things) in an effort to improve the overall strength of the search results.

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The Psychology of Sharing

SocialFish

How often do you find yourself sharing news with your followers on social media?

Trending Sources

Why people don’t get Google+

Janet Fouts

Google+ is a great social network. I can’t count the number of people I’ve said that to and they didn’t really believe me. People are constantly dissing this particular network even though it really has more intelligent conversation going on than many other networks.

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Why Customer Service is the Future of Social Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In 2006, social media was building steam in the United States. With the rise of Facebook’s popularity, the launch of Twitter, and the surge of influence from social news sites like Digg, social media looked to be a great breeding ground for marketers to make their mark.

Social Media Automation 101

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

More Trending

KLM Lets You Book Flights Via Facebook and Twitter

The Realtime Report

Here’s another first for airlines: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is now allowing customers to book flights and pay via social media. A customer on Facebook or Twitter can now book or rebook a flight, reserve a seat, arrange extra baggage, and pay through the social networking platform.

Adjectives are Cheap: Sell Yourself with Nouns and Verbs

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Ann Wylie. “Adjectives are cheap. Everyone is a ‘best selling’ author or a ‘sought after’ speaker or a ‘world class’ coach. Nouns are more expensive: How many BOOKS, how many SPEECHES, how many CLIENTS?”

Class 131

The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem

Puzzle Marketer

For maybe the first time in history, there is a surplus of technology and strategy to help advance both sales and marketing of a business, while at the same time a lack of resources and understanding to utilize it to its fullest capacity.

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

Tweet. Something has been gnawing at me for a while, and after a great conversation over brunch with Ferg Devins today I’m feeling inspired to throw this out there. “When I was your age…” Source: halfpastawesome.com.

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.

How Much Google News Traffic Do Publishers Get? Here’s Data on 80 News Sites.

Adam Sherk

Google News has been in the news itself lately, from European efforts to impose taxes to questions about its value and even suggestions for giving it a full redesign. But just how much traffic is it currently driving to publishers?

News 155

It’s official – marketing will destroy everything good about social media.

SocialFish

Jay Baer posted a provocative post titled Why It Might Be Time to Completely Change Your Social Media Strategy.

The CiscoLive Experience

Janet Fouts

I just got back from #CiscoLive last week. Man, what an event! 27,000 people poured into Moscone center in San Francisco, and Cisco invited 20 of us to attend as VIP social media ambassadors hand picked by Bryan Kramer of PureMatter.

Finding Order in Chaos: Month 2

Ari Herzog

When I wrote last month about throwing away my social networking rules , I was unprepared what happened next. First: People were elated I connected with them. This tweet from Jeff Cutler is indicative of what I see: It's been a long time coming, but finally Ari saw the light!

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Google+ for Your Business

yMarketingMatters

As promised in my blog post, Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business? , I am following up with an in-depth look at Google+. Google+ has an estimated 300 million active users - far from the ghost town people believe it to be.

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Unlock these 6 Secrets to Better Email Marketing

Unspoken

Email marketing is dead! …at least that’s what some corners of the Internet would like you to believe. But take one look at the numbers and you’ll find that email marketing is not a dying breed. In fact, it remains one of the strongest channels for driving sales.

7 Skills New Marketers Need to Succeed

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The industry is constantly changing and it can be a challenge to keep up. How can you tell the difference between the skills that are necessary and those that are just hype? Checkout Formstack ’s new infographic on the “7 Skills Marketers Need to Succeed.”

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#HashAtIt: Now You Can Search Hashtags Over Multiple Social Platforms

The Realtime Report

Are hashtags part of your brand’s marketing plan? Hashtags work on multiple social networks – but until recently there was no easy way to search them on all of these platforms.

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.

Twitter and Television: A Match Made In Heaven

Waxing UnLyrical

I have a confession to make. When I’m asked how I like to spend my free time, I tend to hem and haw. “Riding my bike,” or “reading up on the day’s news” are the answers I usually give, and those are true.

How To Guarantee Your Facebook Page Content Reaches Your Fans

Jason Yormark

Times are changing. The good ‘ol days of free advertising on Facebook have pretty much disappeared. You can’t blame Facebook entirely for this as it was just a matter of time before they really needed to monetize all those users and all that data.

Internet Trends for 2014 Report is a must read

Dave Fleet

Tweet. Every so often you stumble across a report that contains so much insight that it’s futile to try to digest it all in one sitting.

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The Best Social Media Analytics Tools for Publishers

Adam Sherk

What are the best tools for publishers looking to track social media activity at the content level? There are a lot of options for social monitoring, tracking and analytics, with prices ranging from free to very expensive.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Why Doesn’t Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document?

SocialFish

Well, why not? A few years ago, I think you could have gotten away with keeping the company ‘voice’ safely locked away in a few choice individuals’ minds at your company. This is no longer the case.

Just get us the Millennials! #Marketing #Fail

Janet Fouts

I can’t count the number of times I’ve sat in meetings with brands large and small and heard the marching orders. “Just get us the millennials” This mind set is short-sighted and mindless old-school marketing at best!

Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes

Pamorama

Social media marketing should be part of your strategy. Social networking is the most popular online activity, so it makes sense for businesses to try to engage that audience in an attempt to increase sales.

3 Super Quick Facebook Tips to Increase Fans

yMarketingMatters

Here are three easy tips to organically increase your Facebook Fan base and engagement: 1. Link Your Facebook Business Page from Your Personal Facebook Profile .

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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.

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity SMM

Looking at marketing surveys and studies from the past year, a few trends are clear, among them that buyers are firmly (and increasingly) in control of the purchase cycle. They prefer searching to being found, and will often be close to their final decision point before talking to a salesperson.

Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Behavioral Targeting Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Interactive Marketing Lead Generation Online Advertising Online Testing Testing.

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Most Popular Newspapers on Twitter: Guess Who’s #1?

The Realtime Report

Which US newspaper do you think is tops on Twitter? A new study by Searchmetrics reveals the leaders: The Washington Post, The New York Times and USA Today.

How NOT to Run Your Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Josh Lyon. Social media is a great tool for engaging with consumers. It’s personable, it’s instant, and it’s highly visible. For the most part, brands use it well.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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