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The Social Media Landscape [Infographic]

Pamorama

Here are the best tools for attaining each of the four main goals of any online campaign: Customer communication: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr. Brand Exposure: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Digg, Tumblr. Traffic to site: Digg, StumbleUpon. SEO: Flickr, YouTube, Digg, StumbleUpon, Tumblr. Save and Share.

Google: Plus or Minus?

Geoff Livingston

Certainly the launch went well with pundits acknowledging the significant improvement over past Google efforts and the serious competition it may offer Facebook. Let’s consider the list of most used forms: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+ (assuming all continues to go well), LinkedIn, FourSquare, Gowalla, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, and your own site.

Social Tip: Organizing Photos In The New Facebook Timeline

SocMed Sean

With the rollout of the new Facebook timeline to most users, there has been a lot of confusion about how you used to do things in Facebook and how you do them now. Because I upload a lot of photos to Facebook from my phone, every photo lands in my “Mobile Uploads” folder (also known as an album) by default. –Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This!

The Value Of Blog Comments

Twist Image

Forget the popularity of platforms like Twitter , Facebook , Google+ , LinkedIn and more. They can share the link on Facebook. They can comment on the link that they shared on Facebook. They can push it out through StumbleUpon , Reddit or Digg. It's going to be hard to generate comments and community going forward as more disruptions and tools to share (look at Tumblr , etc.) stumbleupon. tumblr. twitter facebook. In the beginning God created the Blogs and the RSS. And it was good. It's nothing new. But things have changed. dramatically.

Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter

SocMed Sean

Every time I hear of companies blocking Blogging Sites, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites, it makes me wonder what curmudgeon or poorly informed leader is calling the shots and what experience drove them to make the decision. Catching up on Facebook or reading a few tweets can be just as energizing to an employee as a phone call, a good read, or for those who prefer, a smoke.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

71% of companies now have a presence on Facebook. Dan Nelms dives into a Comscore report which found that although Facebook engagement is increasing (the average time spent on the site per user per month increased from 4.6 Twitter, Facebook And LinkedIn: Age, Ethnicity And Gender Of The Major Social Networks [STUDY] by All Twitter. hours, on facebook it’s 3.2 hours to 6.3

Social Media Comic – Why Don’t Our Customers Like Our Facebook Page?

SocMed Sean

If your customers don’t like your product, opening up a Facebook page and/or a Twitter account is an invitation for them to tell you (and the rest of the world) about everything that they don’t like about your company, products, and services. Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Leave a comment!

35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats

Webbiquity SMM

Though “social media” broadly encompasses a variety of platforms including blogs (WordPress, Medium, Tumblr), content sharing (YouTube, SlideShare, Instagram), and content curation (Scoop.It, Triberr, Paper.li), the term is nearly synonymous to many for the big social networks. Facebook is of course (by far) the largest social network. 12 Facebook Statistics and Facts.

Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Is Most Important Social Network for B2B Marketers, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Facebook: 955 million active users. Tumblr: 69 million blogs. via Tumblr. Facebook followed with 19%, Twitter with 16%. However, when asked which channels they use most often, B2B marketers named LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter almost equally. Other favorite social channels included YouTube, Flickr, Digg, Stumbleupon and Tumblr. via CNET.

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Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts

SocMed Sean

–Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon. Blogs Facebook Featured Humor LinkedIn People Social Twitter Workplace YouTube best practices cartoon social media social networking strategy tipsThese are just my preferences, though. Do you automate your social media activities?

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

That doesn’t typically fly elsewhere (Facebook will kill the account), but Times Square on Friendster required 2 accounts at the time because I maxed out on the initial 500 person limit. The High Point: Facebook In 2004, I joined Facebook and my behavior changed drastically. I started with LinkedIn and while it is a great tool like you said, Facebook is way more fun.

[Infographic] Are We Obsessed With Facebook?

SocMed Sean

A while back, I wrote a blog post asking the question “ Is Facebook More Important To Us Than Food? “ According to the stats in that post, not only was Facebook more important than food, but we spent more time on Facebook than eating and drinking, more time on Facebook than doing our household duties, and as much time on Facebook as we do caring for our families.

Why Social Media Is So Important for Your Business in 2014

yMarketingMatters

Check out this infographic from Digital Insights on social media facts, figures and statistics from 2013: Facebook is still the leading social media network and continues to grow. Here are the latest facts and figures : Facebook now has 1.26 Facebook averages 1.23 There are 128 million daily active Facebook users in the US. StumbleUpon and Digg social bookmarking.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Start conversations with your followers by sharing great content; mentioning specific individuals in your social media posts (using “@” before their name on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook, and “+” on Google+); and asking questions. Blog posts are generally suitable for sharing across these networks plus others like Scoop.It, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

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Bloggers: Would You Rather Be First Or Right?

SocMed Sean

If I just spout out statements like “Facebook announces that it’s going to buy Twitter” or “Apple is discontinuing the iPad 1 due to iOS 5 crashes”, I might generate a bunch of SEO traffic and boost my readership, but what value did I actually provide to my readers by publishing unsupported facts? –Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Cheers!

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10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

SocMed Sean

Believe it or not, online social networking didn’t start with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. IMHO, they should be able to give you insight on the way your competitors are using the major social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Social media engagement doesn’t end when you publish your Facebook page or launch your Twitter account. Probably not.

Facebook Brings Ads To Your Timeline – Whether You Like It Or Not

SocMed Sean

Apparently Facebook isn’t satisfied with targeting advertisements to you in the right-rail of the Facebook user experience. This blog post brought to you by Facebook Ads Additionally, a great heatmap recently published by Mashable and Eyetrack shows that Facebook users page almost no attention to the content in the right-rail. Obviously, Facebook has to make money.

Dear Facebook Friends, You're Doing it Wrong

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Facebook, originally known as thefacebook.com, was a service that connected college students to their classmates and to friends in other universities. If you do so on Facebook, your account will likely be terminated especially if Facebook receives reports of misrepresentation. Facebook is a great tool for marketing your business , but only if you use it correctly.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

What the best day of the week is for Facebook posting? This means that for every Facebook share, only nine people visited the story. Even the largest stories on Facebook are the product of lots of intimate sharing—not one person sharing and hundreds of thousands of people clicking.” LinkedIn generates more leads for b2b companies than Facebook, Twitter or blogs.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

What are the best days and times for Facebook updates? Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are the most popular social networks with search engine marketers. The least popular major networks are Flickr, Tumblr and StumbleUpon. ( While 86% of marketing professionals have “liked” at least one brand on Facebook, just 58% of consumers have done so. B2b vendors?

Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument

SocMed Sean

–Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon. Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ Humor LinkedIn People Social Media Twitter best practices discussion forum social media social networking tips YouTubeThe post was accompanied by a photo of him holding his shotgun. Prove it. Cheers!

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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. Facebook is a big traffic referral source for a lot of websites – especially business-to-consumer sites. Tumblr. StumbleUpon. 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. LinkedIn delivers a lot of traffic to B2B sites. Instagram. Google+. Social Media

Aggregate your online activity using Tumblr [Tutorial]

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Subscribe to 8824 RSS Subscribers 321 Aggregate your online activity using Tumblr [Tutorial] October 19, 2008 | In Tutorials , WebApp | View Comments Friendfeed is a great site. Tumblr is the answer.   To aggregate your activities you will need to use RSS import function in Tumblr. From now, whenever you post a picture to Flickr it will show in your Tumblr.

2011 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

Why Don’t Our Customers Like Our Facebook Page? Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon. Blogs Facebook Google+ Humor LinkedIn People Social Media Twitter Workplace YouTube cartoon comic facebook linkedin social media social networkingReally??? Cheers! What’s The Point?

10 Tips For Taking A Vacation From Social Media

SocMed Sean

Believe me, it’s difficult to resist the temptation to check your Facebook feed, especially when you have your phone out to search Google Maps for the closest coffee shop. 3) Tell your closest friends and family that you’re going off-the-grid – Sometimes my friends and family send me messages via Facebook, expecting that to be a formal channel of communication.

The Secret Formula To Social Media Success (shhh…don’t tell)

SocMed Sean

Start a Facebook page just so “we can have a Facebook page. Ma = Marketing – DON’T look at social channels like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube as sales channels. –Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon. They aren’t. Cheers!

3 Reasons Why Pinterest May Succeed Where Google+ Has Failed

SocMed Sean

With a limited number of hours in the day , could Pinterest actually draw users away from other social networks like Facebook and Twitter? If you look at the core functionality of Google+ (status updates and making/grouping connections), it’s not that different that Facebook and Twitter. –Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share it on StumbleUpon.

Sex, Drugs, and Social Media – A Guest Post About Talking With Your Kids

SocMed Sean

Click here to check out my guest blog post on talking with your kids about Facebook, Twitter, and other social media channels Thanks for checking out the post and extra special thanks if you leave a comment and share your experiences. –Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon.

Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

Remember, the more you clean up those old posts the more they will pay you back with increased search engine traffic or organic traffic from social networks like Twitter and Facebook. –Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon. Ahhhh Spring! Do you have too many widgets?

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Developers: Use Your Skills In The Fight Against Diabetes!

SocMed Sean

Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon. I am a sucker for a challenge…almost to a fault. I just can’t walk away from a good opportunity to wrap my brain around a problem. I'm a sucker for a good whiteboarding session. Photo courtesy of RRix on Flickr via Creative Commons.

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103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

7% of the American population has never heard of Facebook, and 41% say they haven’t heard of LinkedIn. There are, on average, 700 YouTube video links shared on Twitter every minute, and 500 years worth of YouTube videos watched on Facebook every day. Almost 60% of all social media-referred traffic to B2B websites comes from just three networks: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. (

Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!

SocMed Sean

You should spend as much time building your Twitter , LinkedIn , and Facebook networks as you do writing your blog posts. –Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon. What to do…It’s 2012 and you’ve been blogging for almost a year now with no success.

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

SocMed Sean

–Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon. 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. I’m not. Honestly, I hope to back on Pinterest soon. Yeesh!

Social Media Comic: Your Customers Are Not The Enemy!

SocMed Sean

–Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon. When you think of your customers, how do you picture them? Are they friendly, appreciative, and happy to be using your products and services? If your perception is of happy people, great. Are your customers really just whining? Cheers!

The New Dilemma: Social Media Exposes Us to Too Much, Too Often

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The introduction of social feeds by Facebook, Twitter and other social networks changed the way that people discovered content. Another new form of spam which many are familiar with is how Facebook applications constantly push triggers and notifications to us through our friends. Two of the most successful companies in this space are StumbleUpon and Flipboard.

10 Words And Phrases Social Media Pros Should Help Their Clients Understand

SocMed Sean

Monitoring tweets and Facebook posts is just an extension of listening to real-life conversations and answering the phone. –Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon. Have additions, clarifications, or experiences to share about the use of these terms? Social can do both.

Why I Just Deleted All My Pinboards From Pinterest – Hint…It’s Their Terms Of Use

SocMed Sean

–Sean Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon. If you are a blogger or content creator, you REALLY should read the Pinterest terms of use I know I’m going to be in the minority, here, but I’m not thrilled about Pinterest right now. Pay attention to that last definition.

Do You Pout About Klout? What’s The Point?

SocMed Sean

Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon. So let me ask you a question. Do you know who President Barack Obama is? Probably. Do you know he has a Klout influence score of 86? Next question, do you know who Robert Scoble is? He has a Klout influence score of 88. Seriously? Well DUH!!

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How to Build a Profitable Website in 2015 in the Best Niche Online

Viper Chill

It comes before I embark on a huge Facebook series which I promise will be worth the premium price I was originally planning to sell the information for. I realised that before I talk about how to utilise Facebook to grow a huge audience and make money, you have to be confident in the website you’re going to promote. Facebook: Show Me Your Tricks. Full stop. Stupid?

You Suck! So I Unfollowed You On Twitter!

SocMed Sean

Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Tumblr Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon. Maybe you should be more interesting! Let’s get something straight. For those of us who take social media seriously, it’s not a game. It’s not about numbers, it’s not about volume, and it’s not about tweeting every little thing we’re doing all day long. In fact, for me I make my living from social media and I take it very seriously. So, to be brutally honest, I don’t care how many followers you have.