2011

Is Klout On The Way Out?

Unspoken

This morning, Klout launched a new algorithm, which has affected the scoring of Social Media users “Online Success Scores.”

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Why Most Social Media Departments Fail

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

A few years ago, a colleague of mine was given a tremendous responsibility to oversee the social media department at a prestigious well known NYC-based public relations firm.

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How to Participate in a Tweet Chat

Janet Fouts

Twitter chats, sometimes known as a Twitter party or a tweet chat, happen when a group of people all tweet about the same topic using a specific tag (#) called a hashtag that allows it to be followed on Twitter.

65 Terrific Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

As you know, infographics are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. They present complex concepts quickly and clearly, and communicate ideas in an easily understandable fashion.

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Facebook users no longer have to “like” your Page (and what that means)?

SocialFish

Up until Tuesday the only people that could comment on or like content on a Facebook page were fans of that Page. Now Facebook eliminated that requirement , allowing anyone (fans and nonfans) the ability to engage with a Facebook Page.

Feature Friday: What Nike Can Teach Us About Social Media

Ari Herzog

The following feature article is written by Brandon Yanofsky. Do you know where Nike’s Just Do It! slogan came from? A serial killer was about to be executed by firing squad. When asked if he had any last words, he said, Let’s Do It!

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Few phenomena have ever spread as far and grown as rapidly as social media; obviously, this has tapped into something essential to our nature. What is it? The answer may come from the email marketing field.

Mom & Pop Need Your Social Media Help

Jason Yormark

I’ve been back home the past week or so in Chicago visiting family and friends. It’s always great to get back and visit, eat the great food, and feel some actual summer heat. Seattle has been failing in delivering any sort of summer so far.

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 to Get Your Profile and Data Completely Disconnected from Klout

Unspoken

LATES UPDATE. November, 1 2011: As of today you can request complete opt-out of your Klout account! Login your Klout account —> profile settings —> if you would like to delete your account press here!

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17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

With the breadth and depth of social media services out there, it’s no wonder that we often find ourselves lost in the vast array of services. Further, those who are seasoned may seem at a loss in the apparent “simplicity&# of it all.

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Google+ Tips and Tricks

Janet Fouts

This post is meant to be a getting started guide for those of us who got an invite and are now wondering how to use Google+. If you’re looking for an overview of Google+ check out Part 1 of this post: Google+ and World Domination. Start with your Google Profile.

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10 Tools for Measuring Your Social Media Influence

Pamorama

Meaningful exchanges constantly take place all over the social Web on a variety of platforms, connecting people and enabling them to share, critique, and interact with content and with each other.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Google Expanded Sitelinks: Optimize Opening Text in META Description Tag

Adam Sherk

Google’s expanded sitelinks give sites greater exposure for branded searches and the ability to dominate the page one results above the fold.

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Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts

SocMed Sean

I recently participate in an Twitter chat where the conversation turned to whether or not it’s a good idea to automate social media activities.

Five way to improve your social media measurement

Dave Fleet

Tweet. We’re past the point where a “get me one of those” approach to the latest social shiny object is a viable approach. As business use of social media continues to slowly mature, measurement is becoming more and more important to justify the investment in social activities.

ROI and the Impact of Social CRM [NEW WHITE PAPER]

SocialFish

Our latest white paper is out! Introducing ROI and the Impact of Social CRM: 12 Forward-Looking Use Cases for Associations. This paper is the second in our Social CRM series. The first paper in the series, Social CRM for Associations , has had close to 2000 downloads to date)!

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.

Learn Twitter From Justin Bieber

Ari Herzog

Does it surprise you that pop star Justin Bieber is ubiquitous on Twitter? He doesn’t have to tweet, even. His fans adore the 16-year-old. They retweet each other, glued to any mention of Bieber’s name.

How Google+ Could Affect SEO

Idaconcpts

Google HQ is constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of searches. While arriving late to the social media party, the search giant is finally showing signs of introducing user-generated into the search algorithms.

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How to Choose the Right Social Media Platform to Connect With Customers

Mindjumpers

Tweet When taking the first step and starting out with social media, there are some basic things worth considering for creating the right foundation for your presence.

Why Twylah Is My Favorite Influential Tool

Unspoken

Twylah is a blog of your own tweets arranged by your most influential topics. It gives your followers or customers an instant insight into the content you tweet about the most. Are you curious how Twylah works?

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Tim Ware, owner of HyperArts. You can follow Tim on Twitter or on Facebook.

15 Amazing Women Bloggers You Should Get to Know

Janet Fouts

One of the fantastic things about the growth of social media is how it has widened our window on the world.

Using Social Media as a Communication Tool [Infographic]

Pamorama

Social media is about more than marketing and branding — it’s quickly becoming an essential part of customer outreach for brands.

Does Google Freshness Update Make Online Reputation Management More Difficult?

Adam Sherk

Google’s recent algorithm change that favors the most recent content for certain types of queries offers good opportunities for news and content sites. But for individuals and organizations, does the freshness update make online reputation management more difficult?

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Cartoon: Speaking Social Media

SocMed Sean

Working in social media in my day job and my night job, I spend a LOT of time around social media geeks. The other day, I overheard an entire conversation that was so full of social media lingo and jargon that it was like a whole new language.

People Curation

Aggregage

I just finished reading a great post by Ville Kilkku titled: Klout, Triberr, paper.li, and the future of content curation. It made me realize that people curation should be a lot of what we are really talking about here. But before I get to that, let me step through what he talks about.

Social media salaries, titles, and job descriptions

SocialFish

Thinking about hiring for social media? Here is a useful infographic on getting a social media job from the Daily MindFlash blog. This is actually targeted to people looking for social media jobs, but it’s equally useful for anyone looking to hire the right person. Enjoy.

“You Have To Love People”: The Shashi Bellamkonda Interview

Firebelly

Twitter, Trains & Tandoori Chicken. I met Shashi Bellamkonda a few years ago at the Optimization Summits where we were both speaking (along with Mack Collier , Jason Fall s, John Jantsch , Jay Ehret , Mark Juleen and other members of the social media intelligentsia).

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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