Book Review: Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

With Social Media Marketing: Strategies for Engaging in Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Media , the inimitable Liana “Li&# Evans has provided the definitive handbook for social media marketers. As she notes in her introduction, Li’s book is organized around four main themes: Research: start by using search and social media monitoring tools to discover where your customers and prospects are congregating. Social Events (e.g.,

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Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Which social media platforms are most effective at influencing buyer behavior? How do the audiences differ across various social networks? Social Media Facts and Stats. by Social Media Today.

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Getting Started with Integrating Search and Social Media

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials It’s Time to Think about Integrating Search & Social Media Google and Microsoft’s Bing recently struck deals to incorporate social media into their real-time search results. Have you integrated search with your social media? Social media is a great keyword suggestion tool; let social media help your SEO.

12 Reasons Your Business Needs a Social Media Marketing Program.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials 12 Reasons Your Business Needs a Social Media Marketing Program YESTERDAY 1. Own your brand’s social presence: If you don’t create official channels online, it’s only a matter of time before your customers/clients do it for you and create their own profiles and communities around your brand. Are you using social media to grow your business?

How To: Make Your Links Do Follow Links in Google Plus

Bill Hartzer

I am not sure if Google has done this on purpose, but some links that are posted in Google Plus are automatically tagged with a nofollow link attribute, meaning that there is not any search engine optimization value added to the link. To show this, I have turned on a Firefox add-on that shows whether or not a link is “nofollow” or not. It is a “nofollow” link: Click on the image above it in order to enlarge it. Those are “nofollow” links.

How Social Media Can Increase Your New Site’s Search Visibility

Socialmedia.biz

Content is still incredibly important, but there’s a not-so-new beast called social media that many business are still neglecting and missing out on entirely. Search engines are placing higher importance on what’s coming from social media. The bottom line is, businesses with active social media strategies are prevailing, both directly and indirectly. What else ranks directly from social? Post by Adi Englander.

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

In just a few short years, Twitter has transformed from an odd little sort of public IM service where people posted what they just ate for lunch or what their cat was doing at the moment into one of the big four social networks and a significant channel for news, PR & marketing, politics and more. Twitter: Marketers Still Struggling To Understand Social Channel by MediaPost Online Media Daily. How To: Get More Qualified Followers on Twitter by Social Media Today.

Quora Marketing Guide 101: How to Promote Your Brand on Quora the Right Way

Webbiquity SMM

Quora is, of course, a social question-and-answer website launched in 2010. It’s a part search engine and part social networking site that can help you build a dedicated and loyal online following. But since the link is nofollow that doesn’t help with my SEO.

The 23 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions for Digital Marketers

Webbiquity SMM

These Chrome browser extensions perform all sorts of interesting tasks, from displaying information about your email contacts to better managing your time, saving memory (your computer’s, not yours), sharing updates across social media platforms, managing passwords, taking notes, using voice dictation, protecting you from viruses and malware, viewing SEO information for any open web page, and more. 3) NoFollow. Showcase reviews: Likeable Media. Buffer Social .

Social Media Strategy: 10 Experts Reveal Their Secrets

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » Social Media Supremacy: 10 Experts Reveal Their Strategies Social Media Supremacy: 10 Experts Reveal Their Strategies Written by Glen, this post has 75 Comments Though I’ve written about working as the social media manager for brands like Nissan, Land Rover and Hewlett Packard, I’ve never talked about many of my achievements in this space. Home What the F ?

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Many loyal readers have checked in on the newsletter throughout 2011 to get both evergreen content , the content that typically embraces these monthly updates, in addition to something completely new, monthly digital trends – the stuff you use for presentations and proposals, for arguing that social media and online marketing does have a firm place in today’s landscape. How Social Media Affects Content Relevance in Search : Why is social media so important?

How to Promote Your Business, Blog or Website on Twitter

Kikolani

Article / Blog Post Promotion: If you’re a social media blogger, send a link to a post Twitter tips. One tip I learned at the local Social Media AZ event was to re-write the title three times, then share those re-written titles with the links in various status messages. Think of social media as a listening tool. Sharing on Other Networks. 9 Ways to Use Social Networking for Blog Promotion.

The best tips for online writing with reference to famous celebrities (Article for training purposes)

The Way of the Web

Writing online, optimising for search engines and marketing your digital content via social media isn’t rocket science. But you can learn how to nail your blog posts, get ranked first on Google and become a social networking expert by learning from generic celebrity X. And social networks can also be incredibly useful for finding people to quote or interview, in addition to specific tools for journalists, such as Newsbasis or Help A Reporter Out.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Old City Bar & Happy Holidays

Kikolani

Nofollow blogs vs. Dofollow blogs. Social Media. Using social search to create a stronger personal brand. How social media can change the world. 30 secret rules of social media. Articles featured in the resources come primarily from people I interact with in the comments, and on the social networks.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Blog World Meetups Tweetups and Parties

Kikolani

25 social media link building queries for content promotion – inurl, site-specific, and generic social media queries. 5 tips to kick start your link building via social media monitoring – how to start social media link building. 5 ways to use your social profiles for SEO – tips on how followed and nofollowed profiles can help with link credit and more. Social Media / Social Networking.

Fetching Friday – Resources, Blog World Expo & Akismet

Kikolani

7 ways to generate buzz for your business – great ways to get people talking about you on blogs and social media. Link building tools interview with Taylor Pratt of Raven SEO – great response to dofollow vs. nofollow. Social Media. How to use social media for crisis management – my first post for Social Media Examiner on one important way businesses should use social media.

Google javascript Changes Put Publishers in Violation of Sponsored.

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Google JavaScript Changes Put Publishers in Violation of Sponsored Link Guidelines by Adam Sherk on June 5, 2009 Last week at the Google I/O developer conference it was announced that Google is now able to execute JavaScript onClick events, which basically means that links in JavaScript that were previously inaccessible can now be read and pass PageRank.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, First Newsletter & Tennis Street Magic

Kikolani

7 reasons why email still dominates social media – don’t listen to the hype – email is still strong in maintaining relationships! Understanding women in social media – nice infographic, especially for those looking to market to women socially. 10 social media infographics – great visualizations of demographics, involvement, landscape, mobile, and more. Social Media / Social Networking.

How to Promote the Perfect Blog Post

Bill Hartzer

Along with Twitter , Digg , Reddit , and other social media websites , Google’s blog search can even bring in some great traffic to your blog. If you give them a “heads up&# and a link directly to the blog post, there’s a chance that someone might want to submit it to one of the social networking sites. I prefer to add it to Mixx because mixx.com is one of the few social bookmarking websites that do not use the “nofollow&# tag.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Hawaiian Relaxation & More

Kikolani

Social Media. Will social media change in 2010 ? 4 steps for effective online networking. Best social networking Google Chrome extensions. Securing your home network. Coming Up on the Kikolani Network. Next week on Kikolani , I will share my blogging and social media goals of 2010, and also an analysis of how blog commenting makes a difference. And on the Dofollow blog, I will discuss the reason nofollow still matters.

Why Your Search Engine Optimization Strategy Must Now Include Social Validation

Bill Hartzer

But to fully take advantage of the search engines and social media, you need to socialize your website’s content. Here is why any good search engine optimization effort must include a social validation program in order to be successful. Back about two years, I wrote a blog post about social media and search and how “success in social media means that you’ll get noticed in the organic search results. What is Social Validation?

Go Beyond Blogging – Multi-Channel Marketing via Online Media

ProBlogger

The post Go Beyond Blogging – Multi-Channel Marketing via Online Media appeared first on ProBlogger. Every opportunity to enhance communication and reach out through various media should not be taken lightly. Quick advice: combine web publishing and other media to reach your audience. Even just for online media, you can implement multi-channel marketing. Social media. Media coverage may bring in a surge of traffic to your blog.

Mahalo Mr. Solis | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

I too am influenced by my friends and business colleagues, and am trying to influence the discussion of social media practices here in Hawaii as a long time practitioner and also a founding member of the Social Media Club. This goes for the people developing social media campaigns too. But advertisers and bloggers have to remember one of the fundamental rules of the social web: TRANSPARENCY.

How to Go Beyond Blogging and Harness Multi-Channel Marketing

ProBlogger

Every opportunity to enhance communication and reach out through various media should not be taken lightly. Quick advice: combine web publishing and other media to reach your audience. Even just for online media, you can implement multi-channel marketing. Social media.

17 CommentLuv Enabled Blogs to Visit

Kikolani

I know that most of my readers are well aware of the reasons to love CommentLuv , including its great benefits to blog owners, readers, and especially commenters with the ability to promote blog posts and articles on article directories and networks such as HubPages, Squidoo, EzineArticles, & more. The Home of CommentLuv – The ComLuv Network. Small Business Ideas from the Social Media Virtual Assistant. Vacation Proofing Blogs and Social Networks.

Tweet Spinner Review: A Powerful Application to Manage Your Tweets

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > Tweet Spinner Review: A Powerful Application to Manage Your Tweets Tweet Spinner Review: A Powerful Application to Manage Your Tweets by Tamar Weinberg on December 22, 2009 Share Finding productivity on Twitter, especially if you are a large company or one that manages several profiles for clients, can be quite difficult.

YES, THIS TAKES TIME!

Myrland Marketing

Home About Services Social Media Speaking-Training LMA Contact Subscribe Myrland Marketing Minutes Strategic Social Media: Making Social Media Make Sense YES, THIS TAKES TIME! Conrad is less than happy with marketing consultants he has observed lately that advise lawyers that lots of Followers are necessary to make Social Media efforts successful. I am here to help my clients understand Marketing and Social Media, and how they fit together.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Your Input Wanted & More

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, a reader poll, and upcoming posts on the Kikolani Network. Why you should socially promote articles you comment on. What do you prefer – comments, tweets or social sharing ? 33 beautiful social media icon sets for designers and bloggers. Why nofollow still matters. Social Media. 10 gorgeous social media infographics.

Takeaways from Google’s Updated Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide

Bill Hartzer

But, this is the first time that Google has officially, publicly, acknowledged the fact that word-of-mouth buzz (on social media web sites) helps build your website’s reputation. If you want to go one step further, think of the possibilities of this: Does Google give extra weight to links that are being shared on social networking websites? Hmmmm… Even if those links are ‘nofollow’ links?

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Vacation Announcement

Kikolani

The big bad social bookmarking scam – why you shouldn’t pay spammers to spam your site on social bookmarking sites. Link building tool interview with Garrett French of Ontolo – shares some free link building tools, plus shares an important aspect of the value of nofollow links. Social Media. 7 secrets of social media conversion – infographic plus some great information on making successful SMM conversions.

Paid Bloggers Still Get Google Downgrades

Bare Feet Studios

Bloggers who are compensated can use the “nofollow&# tag within their outbound links to keep those links from being tagged by Google as paid content. The nofollow may well make that harder, but then again, if you are under contract I think it’s the buyer’s responsibility to track the postings of the paid blogger. With perfect timing, the Social Media Club Question of the Week ( #SMCQ10 ) has been about “Free Content.&#

Blogging Etiquette in the Face of a PR Pitch: What Miss Blogging.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Social Media > Blogging Etiquette in the Face of a PR Pitch: What Miss Blogging Manners Would Do Blogging Etiquette in the Face of a PR Pitch: What Miss Blogging Manners Would Do by Tamar Weinberg on February 10, 2010 Share As a blogger, I’m sure you receive a fair number of emails pitching you with products.

Link-building Tips and Tools for Bloggers in a Post-Panda and Penguin World

ProBlogger

This affected anyone who used article marketing as a way to build links and drive traffic to their websites, since article networks were hit the hardest , though some—like HubPages— regained their rankings in subsequent updates. Later, social networks like Digg, Last.fm, and others were affected as well. Not sure if your favorite website, link source, or network was hit by Panda? Complete your social network and forum profiles.

Lessons to learn from Blekko and T-Shirt marketing

The Way of the Web

That’s 50 blog posts, and links – depending on the site, paid links can be somewhere between $50 and $200 judging by the going rate on various sponsored post and linkbuying services and the enquiries I regular see being pitched to a variety of bloggers (And in sponsored posts etc, those links are meant to be ‘nofollowed’ – the voluntary ones to Blekko are ‘Dofollowed’, which is handy).

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ViperChill Monthly Report 7 (Ranking for “Viral Marketing”)

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » ViperChill Monthly Report 7 (Ranking for “Viral Marketing&# ) ViperChill Monthly Report 7 (Ranking for “Viral Marketing&# ) Written by Glen, this post has 52 Comments As we enter the month of May which will see me turn 21 and lose what I consider my USP, it’s time for another monthly report which shows the ViperChill stats for April. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

6 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging 4 Years Ago

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » 6 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging 4 Years Ago 6 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging 4 Years Ago Written by Glen, this post has 88 Comments Any time that you take and apply blogging advice from me, you’re trusting someone who has created a number of blogs that failed miserably. target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 88 Comments Vinay says: May 26, 2010 at 11:07 am Great tips Glen! Building up momentum and social proof.

The Most Important Blogging Analysis Ever

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » The Most Important Blogging Analysis Ever The Most Important Blogging Analysis Ever Written by Glen, this post has 79 Comments If you ask anyone what makes a blog popular, they’ll say content. 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn ( Link ) LinkedIn is one of the most popular social networks in the world and is focused around business networking. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

How to Achieve In One Year What I Did In Three

Viper Chill

In the online space, MySpace were dominating with their idea for a social network online and were quickly becoming the website that everybody had to be a part of. target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 31 Comments Pat says: December 14, 2009 at 10:37 am Hey man – I love the line “ignore 99% of the people who make money online&#. It’s not only inauthentic and all the fuzzy darling terms of social media fans, it’s just plain old crap business practice.

Minimalist Internet Marketing: My Personal Guide

Viper Chill

With a quick shortcut keyboard I can easily share a page on tons of social networks, find out about its history and backlink data, and a lot of other nifty insights. target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 78 Comments Oscar - freestyle mind says: January 25, 2010 at 11:12 am This is a very interesting post and topic. Had me just reorganize my desktop and now I have “recycle bin, firefox, WORK (folder), Network (folder)&#. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

The Most Important Blog Post You'll Probably Never Read

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » The Most Important Blog Post You’ll Probably Never Read The Most Important Blog Post You’ll Probably Never Read Written by Glen, this post has 148 Comments This blog post is quite long so you probably shouldn’t read it. You’ll see plenty of teen “life coaches&# , social media experts who only use Twitter, and Forex experts who’ve never actually traded with real money.