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Social Bookmarking and PR: Making Friends and Influencing People

Spin Sucks

If you belong, like me, to a generation that considers it normal to actually have met most of your friends in the flesh you may be a little wary of all things techie; especially techie things which involve the word “social.”. Enter the remarkable world of web-based bookmarking.

How to Get Found Where Your Buyers are Looking: Web Presence Optimization

Webbiquity SMM

News sites: depending on the type of business and the market you serve, this may include local news sites (newspapers, TV stations, online magazines), trade publications, and business news sites (like the Business Journal, Forbes, or ChamberofCommerce.com).

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. So why do corporate PR and social media efforts so often appear disconnected and out of sync? To be sure, some agencies and companies get it, and do an effective job integrating social media and PR efforts.

Use Pinterest Web Analytics to Jumpstart Your Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

With more than 48 million users, Pinterest is one of the most popular social networks on the Web. As I noted in a previous post , Pinterest users spend more money, shop more frequently, and purchase items more often and in larger quantities than users on any other social network.

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media.

When to Post on Social Media Networks

Bill Hartzer

As you probably know, I am very active on just about all of the social media networks. Probably more active than 90 percent of my social media and search engine optimization colleagues. So, when is the best time to post on social media networks?

Why Social Media Is So Important for Your Business in 2014

yMarketingMatters

Social media networks were a novelty 5 years ago, but today their importance is no longer debated. Yes, businesses have definitely realized the power of social media and accepted that social media marketing has to be part of their marketing and PR mix.

YouTube Tuesday: The Social Network Trailer

Firebelly

The film is about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and how the popular social networking site got its start. Video URL : [link] ] Visit the films official website at [link] Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing.

Social Networking Sites

Social Media Network Marketing

Online networking and online social bookmarking are more popular now than ever. But its hard to know which social network is right for you if you haven't tried all of them. This is why many Internet users find social network reviews valuable. Many folks fight for their choice of online social networking sites vehemently. Sites such as MySpace can be used just for fun or for serious business networking, or both!

Coleman Campsite: The Original Social Networking Site

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 5 Fun Twitter Quizzes | Main | What the F**k is Social Media NOW? Video URL: [link] ] Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing.

Some Perspectives on Pinterest

Social Media Marketing

Simply stated, the site is a visual bookmarking tool. pinterest trends social networksYou've probably heard that Pinterest is here and in a big way. If you're not already familiar with it, take a look and see if you can understand what the fuss is all about.

Jake's Take: A Slew of Social Network Ideas

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « YouTube Tuesday: What The HELL Is Social Media? Main | Are We Addicted To Social Media? But did you know there’s a social network dedicated to people who like totravel to different baseball parks?

Social Networking Meets Game Consoles

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Courtney Love gets sued over tweets | Main | Cyber Monday Is Here! » November 24, 2009 Social Networking Meets Game Consoles There used to be a time where you could play video games for video games and use the computer for computer related things. Social networking… Welcome to the new and highly integrated gaming world.

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How to Promote Blog Posts: 200+ Ideas from Eight Experts

Webbiquity SMM

Company blogs have become virtually essential, and very powerful, component of digital marketing. According to recent research , more than half (52%) of consumers say blogs have impacted their purchase decisions; and 57% of marketers say they’ve acquired new customers with their blogs.

8 Ways Businesses Should Use Social Media

Kikolani

Many businesses hear about the advantages of social media in terms of marketing their products or services, but some forget to look at other major benefits of social media beyond finding leads or making a sale. Social Mention. Social media can be a great research tool.

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

How can marketers make more productive use of their time on social networking sites? How can you make sure your company’s social media policy doesn’t run afoul of employment law? How can you measure (or can you measure) social media ROI ?

Maximize Your Online Visibility: The Web Presence Optimization (WPO) Framework

Webbiquity SMM

It also requires an active presence and network of relationships in social media, coverage in industry press, and carefully targeted online advertising to be where your prospective buyers are looking, when they are looking. How are your competitors approaching the market?

What the ComScore Digital Year in Review means for small biz marketers

Akamai Marketing

If you thought that 2010 was a big year for digital marketing, you were right. The report is quite detailed and as you consider your marketing strategies for 2011 (provided you haven’t already done so), the report is full of tidbits that can help you make decisions.

How to Make Social Media Less of a Time Suck

Spin Sucks

Because of the fast pace of social media, we are constantly bombarded with distractions from one social network or another. I recently asked on our Facebook page, “If you had only 20 minutes a day to spend on social media, what would you focus on?”

How to Show the World the True Rock Star You Are: 3 Social Media Bragging Techniques

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social media is an ideal platform to carve out a niche and own your territory. ” In a very noisy online world, your goal is to inspire your market to sit up and take notice of you. 2: True Rock Stars Let Social Proof Do the Heavy Lifting. Social proof, in action!

Top 25 Blogging and Social Media Posts on Kikolani

Kikolani

Fetching Friday Many great posts over the last year have been from my Fetching Friday series, where I compile the best posts of the week throughout the blogosphere on a variety of topics, including blogging, social media, SEO, personal development, and more. Blog Marketing.

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. What your competitors are doing in social media.

Super list of 50 social media links - Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Super list of 50 social media links Have you ever wanted to know more about how to make a huge impact in social networking? 10 Habits of Highly Efficient Social Media Power Users Blogger or Mind-Reader?

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Every Social Network is Different: Here's What You Need to Know

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you use Twitter regularly, you’d see that it wins as a social news site that provides instantaneous news — at least of that caliber. The story announcing Heath Ledger’s death was made popular with 13 minutes of submission to the social news site.

78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

With the amount of helpful content about social media marketing growing faster than Facebook’s user base or Lindsay Lohan’s court appearances, it’s tough to keep up. Social Media Marketing Tips, Tactics and Guides. Building Social Bookmarking Networks 101 by Search Engine Journal. What is Social Media Optimization and Why Should I Care? 30 Tips: The Productivity Guide of Social Media by WebStudio 13.

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The Pinterest Debate Between Two Friends

Spin Sucks

I make no secret of the fact I’m a sceptic when it comes to new social platforms (I’ve been told I have a ‘healthy cynicism’, although I prefer to think I’m pragmatic). I actually WANT to like it as a marketer, but there’s just nothing compelling about it as a realistic long-term option.

How to Get More Blog Traffic – Real World Data

Webbiquity SMM

The key is a balanced strategy of search engine optimization (SEO), social media, syndication and guest posting. But it makes sense: the more often your blog is “seen&# on other sites, the more people will bookmark it, subscribe to your RSS feed, and type in the URL directly.

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55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. 500 companies now call social media “very&# or “somewhat&# important to their marketing or business strategy.

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5 Reasons You Should Become Part of the SERPd Community

Kikolani

For those of you that haven’t heard, there is a new SEO, social media voting site called SERPd. In this new community, you can submit your quality content related to SEO, social media, and blogging, as well as discuss and vote on other quality content.

9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs? Monitoring beyond social media.

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50 Ways to use Social Media, listed by Objective « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

www.web-strategist.com

Yet remember email is a social network. Collectual these folks own social media budgets: LIST [link] in reply to spicedawg56 1 week ago « Community Platform Pricing for New Clients Scorecard: Should Startups Have Community Managers? Of course, the first thing to do is to first understand how your community uses social technologies, start by using this free social technographics profile generator. Collect case studies of social media success.

Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Web presence optimization (WPO)—using tactics like SEO, PPC, online PR, social media, content marketing and reputation management in a coordinated fashion to maximize your online visibility and business results—is the core theme of this blog. The best 159 social websites by Populair.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

of articles on the topic of Internet Marketing, from SEO to social media to web usability and then some. They are strategic guides that hopefully will enhance your internet marketing experiences in the future. The article has examples of how social media worked too.

30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources

Webbiquity SMM

Despite the occasional “death of blogging” pronouncements (often made, ironically, in blog posts), blogs remain the core of a robust social media strategy. And more than half of all social media-driven blog traffic comes from Facebook (28%) and Twitter (26%) combined.

Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog

Webbiquity SMM

Three ranking factors that have recently taken on increased importance from Google (and will therefore likely soon become important to other search engines as well) are content quality and authority, social media links and content freshness. What’s more, blogs are a central component of web presence optimization , and the core of a productive social media strategy.

Advice for a New Internet Marketer (or How to Spot Internet.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

She told me she worked in Internet Marketing, which I was quite excited to hear given that there was no marketing discipline taught at all in our alma mater. With Internet Marketing, there are many ways to go, from affiliate marketing to SEO to social media to email marketing.

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Find Out How to Increase Traffic, Engagement, and Social Shares Today

Kikolani

To teach bloggers and freelance writers how to promote your content so you can get the traffic, engagement, and social shares that you deserve. The rules were simple: to win, you had to write a great blog post and get the most comments, likes, tweets, and social shares.

How Much of Your Traffic “Should” Come from Search?

Webbiquity SMM

Marketers often seek out benchmarks by which to measure the effectiveness of various marketing programs as well as their performance vs. industry competitors. A final factor is social sharing.

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Social Media Complainers – your new BFF's

Akamai Marketing

My favorite tidbit of info: 68% of consumers who posted a complaint or negative review on a social networking or ratings/reviews site got a response. The quicker the response, the happier the complainer and the more impressed the social media listeners are.

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How to Write a Social Media Policy

Webbiquity SMM

Why is having a social media policy in place so critical? Because virtually 100% of companies are now involved in social media—whether they acknowledge it or not. Half of all Americans are now members of at least one social network, and that figure rises to 67% for 25- to 34-year olds.