StumbleUpon Traffic to Magazine and Content Sites Down 27%

Adam Sherk

The news of layoffs at StumbleUpon reminded me that in compiling some year-end social media referral data I’d noticed that a number of sites had experienced declines in StumbleUpon traffic. One thing to point out is that not every site experienced a decline in 2012.

Twitter Users Are 68% More Likely To Visit Political Campaign Donation Sites

The Realtime Report

Twitter wants politicians to know that their tweets are effective. A new study from Twitter and Compete set out to answer these questions. According to Compete’s data, the average Twitter user is 68% more likely to visit a campaign donation page than the average internet user.

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5 Social Sites That Aren’t Facebook

Waxing UnLyrical

These sites are visually so much more appealing than anything on Facebook, and the pictures of the products are themselves inspiring. Its deficiencies have illuminated opportunities, but its very existence is to be thanked for the rise and success of many of these sites.

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Google+ Engagement for News Sites: Top Performers and One-Year Growth Rates

Adam Sherk

Which news sites get the most engagement on their Google+ pages? As with my previous comparison, I used All my + to pull data on +1′s, shares and comments for every post on the official Google+ pages of a selection of news sites.

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Which Social Media Sites Are The Riskiest?

Small Business Mavericks

According to one survey , Facebook is the riskiest social media site for businesses online. 43% of businesses found video sharing sites to be slightly risky. Company and third-party blogs are considered less risky than Twitter or Facebook, which indicates that businesses are warming up to blogging. LinkedIn is considered slightly risky by 43% of businesses and not risky by 35%, making it more trusted than Facebook, Twitter, video sharing sites, or blogs.

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Why Twitter Hashtag Infographic Fails

Ari Herzog

Twitter launched this infographic on August 21, 2013. Mashable and other sites spread it the following day. From Twitter’s cheat sheet for hashtags : Take the American version of X-Factor as an example. Media Twitter

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

Ari Herzog

Of the three largest social networking sites in the United States, I plan to use Facebook the most, LinkedIn the second-most, and Twitter the least. Twitter in 2013. As for Twitter, I’ll use it far less than the other two and far less than I’d been tweeting to date.

How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Twitter Cards enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit. They add a few lines of HTML metadata to blog posts and other thought leadership content that enable brands to stand out from the pack in Twitter feeds that are full of text.

Social Media Sites Rank Lowest For Customer Satisfaction

The Realtime Report

Out of websites in 33 industries, social media sites provide the least satisfying experience, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) first-ever website benchmark. Twitter Users Log In Via Mobile, #RLTM Scoreboard Smartphones Surpass TV in Time Spent with Media.

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What Happened When I Removed the Blogroll from My Site

Bill Hartzer

14 days ago, I decided to perform an interesting experiment here on my site, where I completely removed the blogroll. These were sitewide links to highly trusted sites, all on-topic links. Some of those sites link back to my site, and some do not.

Why Twitter Killed the Twitter Share Button

Convince & Convert

Legions of bloggers and website publishers will log on November 21 and discover that the familiar digits displaying the number of Twitter shares on their content have disappeared. Why would Twitter do this? Twitter is struggling to find a workable business model.

Social Media Growth: 65% of Adults Online Now Use Sites [Infographic]

Pamorama

A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project on social media reveals that nearly two-thirds of adults on the Internet say they use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, up slightly from a year ago. use social-networking sites.

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How to Use Twitter for Business and Marketing

Social Media Marketing

Does Twitter still work? These are probably the most well-known inquiries we've run over on the Internet about the Twitter. billion searches per day, Twitter is still the most visited social media platform in the world. Would it be a good idea for us to put time into it?

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

The Realtime Report

Which US newspaper do you think is tops on Twitter? These top three received the most mentions on Twitter in 2013; USA Today and the Washington Post also dominated the list of the top 10 most-tweeted newspaper website stories in 2013.

How to Use Twitter as a Professional Networking Tool

Idaconcpts

Twitter is more than just a method to share your thoughts regarding any particular subject. As more than 300 million active users take to the site on a regular basis, there are a number of opportunities that could be waiting for you.

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Luxury Auto Brand Aston Martin Uses Social Media Campaign to Double Site Traffic

The Realtime Report

Designed to market the new Vanquish model, the campaign used Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the Aston Martin website to achieve impressive results, with the brand seeing the highest traffic ever on its website during the first three days of the campaign.

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Pamorama

Here’s why Twitter is one of the best social media platforms for listening: Real-time results. We’ve all heard examples of how breaking news spreads immediately on Twitter. Because of Twitter’s real-time search engine, you can get a quick pulse of public opinion.

12 Twitter Tips For Lawyers

Myrland Marketing

12 TWITTER TIPS. Well, it’s no secret I’m talking about Twitter because I’ve made that obvious in the title of today’s post. There are 645,750,000 active Twitter users, sending an average of 58 million Tweets a day. SHOULD LAWYERS USE TWITTER? .

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Twitter Introduces Website Conversions Objective

SocialTimes Twitter

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, Twitter gave its advertisers an early gift: a new website conversions objective. We’re now also leveraging TellApart ’s expertise in predictive shopping and bidding to help you reach the right audience to maximize conversions on your site.

7 Ways to Find Epic Blog Writers for Your Site

Writtent Blog

A comments section is among the easiest ways to find professional blog writers for your site. Then social media networks like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ are the right places to search for your best blog writers. Find blog writers on freelance sites.

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How You Can Use Twitter As a Visual Marketing Platform

SocialFish

Twitter has gone from being a fun microblogging platform to taking on a life of its own. Allowing gifs to play in feed, Twitter Video, full sized images that take up less space and still allow you to type in characters… these are improvements we can all appreciate.

Twitter Phasing Out Buy Button?

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter appears to be waving bye-bye to its buy button. E-commerce platform Shopify was one of several sites to launch the feature in October 2015 , and Ingrid Lunden of TechCrunch reported that merchants using Shopify are being notified that Twitter is “pivoting away” from its e-commerce focus. 1, the Twitter sales channel will no longer be available as a result of the Twitter team pivoting away from its e-commerce focus.

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How to Find Influencers on Twitter

Razor Social

Who are the key influencers in your industry on Twitter that you need to connect with? Klear is a powerful tool for analyzing Twitter accounts (it also supports, YouTube, blogs and Instagram). Twitonomy provides very detailed profile information on Twitter followers.

Twitter Business Guide

Social Media Marketing

I was recently introduced to a compact guidebook for businesses trying to get a sense of Twitter. The microblogging site that allows you to update in no more than 140 characters at at time is deceptively complex and nuanced - especially for a newcomer. Twitter itself is not a strategy.

30 Days Since Quitting Twitter…

Ari Herzog

As I blogged about my tweeting departure , the social networking site lost usefulness for me. I thrive on the interaction but because the site is so noisy with people following hundreds or thousands of people, my single tweet will never be seen. P.S. Here is a 6-step guide to quit Twitter. Related Stories Farewell to Twitter Analyze Your Visits to My Blog 1 Week Later: The Results of @JuliaCSocial and Pinterest. Media Twitter Farewell. link].

The Best Free Tools for Twitter Analytics

Adam Sherk

What are the best free tools for analyzing a Twitter profile? During a social media audit I like to run a company’s Twitter profiles through some basic analysis tools to set benchmarks and compare them to competitors. Twitter Web Analytics. Twitter Counter.

10 Tips to Build Better Converting Twitter Traffic

Sprout Social

Twitter is an integral part of social media marketing these days. Almost every business, big and small, is on Twitter. Unfortunately Twitter traffic has become more difficult to come by over the past few years. Twitter can drive solid well-converting referral traffic.

25 Suggestions For How To Use Twitter

Dave Fleet

Twitter sent an email around to users yesterday, giving four suggestions for getting the most out of Twitter in 2011: Follow your interests: Follow the people who share your passions. Ask your Twitter friends for recommendations on who to go with. Twitter how to

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4 iPhone Apps for Twitter

Idaconcpts

It seems that no matter what site gets developed for a specific Internet browser or for a given operating system, there will always be some hot shot programmer out there that will find their niche by making it a better mousetrap. Check out these useful 4 iPhone apps to use Twitter.

SEO Mega-Checklist: 75 steps to increased visibility for your site (infographic)

Socialmedia.biz

To help address this issue, we’ve put together a checklist of 75+ actionable On-page & Off-page SEO strategies that, if incorporated correctly, can improve your site’s ranking in the search engine results. Breadcrumbs make your site more accessible to search engine robots.

Why Twitter Does Not Promote Friendship

Ari Herzog

In their help center article about Twitter following best practices , the following sentence is explicit: “Twitter facilitates social networking, but it’s not a social networking website.” ” Unlike Facebook which requires you to be friends with me for me to be friends with you, Twitter enables you to follow my tweets without my obligation to follow you. Related articles you may enjoy: Does Twitter Breed Narcissism? Media Twitter

5 Steps to Finding the Best Rating-and-Review Sites for Your Business

Convince & Convert

Managing the rating-and-review sites that are driving (or not driving) sales for your business can help you get business more reliably. Even better, there are a few tried-and-true strategies for finding and evaluating these sites. How to Find the Top Rating-and-Review Sites.

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

From humble beginnings, Twitter has grown to become an indispensable source for online news alerts as well as a vital marketing tool. The microblogging site now boasts more than 255 million monthly active users , and 53% of Twitter users recommend products in their tweets at some time.

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Know About Social Bookmarking Sites - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

In the online world of Social Media we have the well known sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and so on. In this same world we have sites that enable you to share the various pages and blogs that may be of interest to you. These sites enable you to share links of pages / sites / blogs that you would like to recommend. Social Bookmarking sites are handy at two levels. There are various sites that enable Social Bookmarking.

Farewell to Twitter

Ari Herzog

Once upon a time I loved Twitter. But about a year ago when every TV show and every movie and every product placement had a Twitter name or hashtag attached, the site started going downhill for me. Twitter isn’t fun anymore. I thrive on the interaction but because the site is so noisy with people following hundreds or thousands of people, my single tweet will never be seen. Going to a funeral puts a whole new spin on the point of Twitter.

The Secret, Selfish Side Of Social-Curation Sites

www.fastcompany.com

The Secret, Selfish Side Of Social-Curation Sites. Imagine a world where Michelle Obama can collaborate on spring styles with Marie Claire magazine and Tim Gunn on Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter. ); Copyright 1997-2007 Omniture, Inc. More info available at [link] -->. Fast Company. Subscribe. Newsletter. Search. Stumbleupon. linkedin. Google+. ); Co.DESIGN. Co.CREATE. Co.EXIST. Co.LEAD. TECHNOLOGY. MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES. MAGAZINE. Expert Blog.

Why millions of WordPress sites are at risk

SocialFish

A good example of why occurred with the public disclosure that the TimThumb.php script (an image resizing tool used in many themes) was vulnerable, and had been used by hackers to gain access to a large number of sites using the system. Follow her on Twitter: @katht35.

Secure your Twitter account from hackers, before you can’t

Janet Fouts

Hacking isn’t something new to Twitter, but it’s generally been easy to get your account back through Twitter tech support, though not always quickly. Sometimes hackers use the applications you connected to Twitter in order to hack into your account.

How Brands Used Twitter in 2012

Mindjumpers

Twitter is definitely a platform that will survive on the long run, constantly growing in terms of increased user base as well as brands joining in order to engage with their audiences. Here are some of the most important conclusions from the report: Brands Twitter activity.

The 5 Best Tools for Twitter Chats

Razor Social

Twitter chat is a conversation or a discussion about a certain topic organized by Twitter users.The topic is defined by a unique hashtag and you can take part in the conversation by following that hashtag. Here are our picks for Twitter chat tools.