Amazon.com As Social Networking

Small Business Mavericks

Did you know you can use Amazon.com as a social networking tool? Amazon.com can be your niche networking space. Here are some tips to help make Amazon.com a social networking application for you: When you read a book, listen to music, or try out a new product, leave a review. You can designate a Wish List on Amazon and display your wish list with a widget on your website or blog. Amazon can be used for social networking.

API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Episode 3 focusses on monetizing APIs and looking at revenue streams from widgets. Companies that open their business databases and stream that data out, can have an army of hundreds of thousands (mostly) unpaid developers creating Facebook apps, iPhone apps and blog widgets to help sell their products and services. An overview of social media monetization revenues. API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Ep.003 from Laurel Papworth on Vimeo.

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7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali 7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks December 21st, 2010 Tweet I first heard about Amplify earlier this year; I believe it was at the January chapter meeting of IABC/DC Metro. As the year went by, I found myself playing more and more with Amplify and now it’s become one of my top three social networks.

How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Major Social Network

Buffer Social

This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with the latest tips and tricks to grow your following on every social media network. It also includes the latest podcast episode from The Science of Social Media! . You’re taking the dive into a new social network, or you’re itching to grow your existing profile. You’ve got a social media strategy in place and a plan in mind. So how do new social media accounts do it?

Dr. Houzz Reveals a Widget-Flawed Google Algorithm

Viper Chill

On January 28th you may recall that I did a huge blog post on why I’m building a bigger link network. In that post I showed in great detail how Godaddy were utilising customers who are using their SSL services and getting top search rankings by adding anchor-text-rich backlinks in the widgets that clients place on their websites. I mean, each of these widgets has more than a dozen links in them (without no-follow, of course) and they’re clearly benefiting from it.

How to add Social Networking Buttons to Your Email Signature in.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How to add Social Networking Buttons to Your Email Signature in Outlook 1st Ta sk: Downloading the Icons to Your Desktop Go to [link]. In the Address bar, type the URL (don’t forget the [link] of the social media site that corresponds with the icon you have selected. Happy networking! eMarketer reports that consumers force retailers to adopt social strategy.

Energize Your Fans and Followers with a Sweepstakes

Ignite Social Media

Sweepstakes Widget. This widget allows for you to ask your audience to take different actions to earn entries into your sweepstakes. Once you have your sweepstakes set up in within the widget, you can drive your audience to a landing page or embed it wherever you wish. Once they have submitted their entry, don’t miss out on the opportunity to share to their social sites so their audience can participate. Does and Don’ts of Social Networks.

How to Use Google+ to Update All Major Social Networks

ProBlogger

We tend to use social networks as channels that feed into each other, with certain channels for posting content and others for re-publishing it. Widgets and apps can help pull a Twitter feed to a website, or a blog RSS feed to a LinkedIn profile or Facebook profile. The hub might represent a blog or Twitter feed, and all the spokes separate social media channels. Why post bespoke messages on each social media platform if the content and its message is the same?

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How Do I Turn Off The Trending Box In Facebook?

SocMed Sean

The content in this widget providers users with a quick way to see what topics of conversation are trending across the entire Facebook community. Facebook Featured Social Media Tech facebook social media social networking tips usability user experience In case you haven’t notice, Facebook recently launched an addition to the user-experience called their “Trending” box.

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Pros And Cons Of Translating Your Blog Posts Into Other Languages

SocMed Sean

The benefit is the fact that it is pretty much “set it and forget it” Install the plugin, add the widget somewhere on your site that allows users to choose their language and the plugin does the rest. Blogs Featured People Social Media WordPress Workplace blog content management marketing social social media social networking translation Web Content Management wordpress

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

SocMed Sean

Nothing says social networking like advertisements. think about it…when was the last time you actually looked at anything in that annoying ticker widget? Facebook People Social facebook social media social networkingRight? Blech! Apparently Facebook isn’t satisfied with targeting advertisements to you in the right-rail of the Facebook user experience.

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20+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Looking for a way to monitor social media activities and results on a tight budget? Want to show the world how social you are with a cool widget on your website or blog? You’ll find all of this and more in this collection of tools and reviews of some of the coolest free or low-cost social media monitoring and web tools so far this year. Social Mention. ** 5 stars. A social media monitoring tool that combines powerful features (e.g.,

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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. 7 Tips For Cleaning Up Your Blog And Improving Your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Clean up those plugins – If you have been trying out new plugins or widgets for your blog, be sure to delete them if you’re not using them. Do you have too many widgets?

[Answered] Yes, Facebook Is Removing The Trending News Box

SocMed Sean

In this case Michael pointed out that my article with steps on how to remove the Trending box from Facebook will soon be irrelevant since Facebook has added a little notice to the box that they are removing the Trending box to make way for “future news experiences” The Facebook Trending News widget, located in the right sidebar of the desktop experience, will soon be a thing of the past.

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3 Reasons Why Pinterest May Succeed Where Google+ Has Failed

SocMed Sean

Through the use of a custom browser widget, Pinterest members can capture media from any public Web site or blog and “pin” it to a virtual pinboard, usually organized around a specific topic (e.g “cool shoes”, “food I’d like to try”, or “my art”). With a limited number of hours in the day , could Pinterest actually draw users away from other social networks like Facebook and Twitter?

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Huffington Post Sells for $315m Social Media Revenue

Laurel Papworth

I often write on social media revenue – how social media sites like blogs and forums and social networks monetize. Yes, Virginia, social media and blogs CAN make money. Will 2010 see the further rise of social media proprietors? Huffington Post Sells for $315m Social Media Revenue is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. Social Media Monetization: Craigslist hits $100m (4).

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. My thoughts on 18 different topics, with some social media humor sprinkled in. Social media takes time and energy. 3) Social media is about people. Social Sharing Tools (e.g.

Facebook Removal of Fanpages. Community Pages.

Laurel Papworth

If you use a Fan Box widget off of our site to promote your Page, others will be able to copy and place the widget elsewhere. You may not place a Fan Box widget in an advertisement. I teach a hub and spoke approach to social media connectivity – create a hub that YOU control, use the Facebook/Twitters/Youtubes to distribute to spokes. Don’t build your network hub on Facebook – use it as a spoke. Social Media Monetization and Revenue (29).

Facebook: Reclaim Privacy Security and Safety

Laurel Papworth

Also a diagram on private to public social networks. And I know that it will sound odd to those who assume that “everything that goes online is for public broadcasting&# but my experience of Facebook is that it was the most private, gated social network online. Enter ReclaimPrivacy.org – add a widget to your browser toolbar then click it. Social networks will take a lot of abuse from community hosts.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

No journalists, except a journalists that now work in social media and a few bloggers now paid to bring their audiences and expert knowledge to journalism (blogournalists?) The FutureOfMedia Discussion site The New Fourth Estate is Social Media The Function of News in Community Commercialization of Human Stories De-Commercialization of Human Stories Problem Journalism vs Solution Journalism Product vs Process Journalism What is a Newspaper’s Product Anyway?

What Type Of Content Should My Company Produce?

Twist Image

Know the direction of your business and build your strategy around it (hint: that's where the real ROI of Social Media, publishing and Digital Marketing lies). Great content gets shared not because you have a widget that makes it easy to share, but because it's truly valuable. In search engines, online social networks and offline. online social network. social media roi. widget. "What type of content should my company be producing?"

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Online Community Books – Amazon Bookshop on WordPress

Laurel Papworth

Transactional based widgets still aren’t trusted I guess. And the actual Store widget itself is from Amazon. Online Community Books – Amazon Bookshop on WordPress is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. Your staff are members of social networks too (3). Tags: Online Communities social media social networks

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. Social Media Monetization Models on Flickr [link]. Social media Donations it works for Wikipedia. SMS other social networks are built on SMS revenues such as SMSFun. Social ads is the worst revenue payer in social media (MySpace make $2.17 Clip of the Social Economy services such as opensource outsourcing/recruitment.

Twitter: @Anywhere announcement

Laurel Papworth

When we designed Twitter, we took a different approach—we didn’t require a relationship model like that of a social network. I’m not a hundred percent sure what @anywhere offers that current widgets don’t already offer – a Twitter created widget rather than a 3rd party developer widget created from the Twitter API. For example click on Get Widget below. Still the widgets do this already don’t they?

Monetizing Facebook: Dollar Value of Facebook Fan

Laurel Papworth

Savvy marketers continue to invest substantial sums in building a presence on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Monetizing Facebook: Dollar Value of Facebook Fan is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. Technorati Tags: Australia , cpm , Facebook , Marketing , Monetization , revenue , ROI , social media , social networks , value. Social Media Monetization: Craigslist hits $100m (4).

Volkswagen: The fun theory

Laurel Papworth

I’m a huge fan of advertising campaigns in social spaces that are fun, narrative, a game, and not in your face. However, not all rostered agencies are included in the social media pitch. Once the two agencies have been selected for the two projects to run next year, Toyota will then decide whether it is in a position to appoint a retained agency for social media. 15,000 buys you a bunch of blogger drinks and flash embeddable widgets.

Donations as Revenue: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Episode 2 of monetizing online communities looks at donations – an overlooked revenue stream and the social media tools that enable donations online. This does NOT have to be Not For Profits – social networks that have a “community&# feel, can also connect with the goodwill of the members and seek donations as a revenue stream. Online social media services provide scope for members to donate time, resources and money how and when they want.

Election 2.0 – List of social media election sites to watch.

Laurel Papworth

List of Social Media Election sites for Australian 2010 election. It’s particularly interesting to see which social media election sites are allowing the electorate to ask questions -versus who is providing answers. This election is going to be hotly contested – by social media sites – for relevancy. The Campaign Pulse is a social media dashboard monitoring sentiment on Twitter and Youtube and Flickr.

Social Media Revenue: Huffington Post TechCrunch Valuations

Laurel Papworth

Yes, Virginia, social media and blogs CAN make money. Will 2010 see the further rise of social media proprietors? It’s usually said in a tone that implies that social media is so gosh- darn “social&# and “friendly&# that everyone gives everything away for free. And “TechCrunch had about a million global page views in September, compared with 13 million for CNET News, according to comScore Networks Inc.&#.

How To Use LinkedIn Groups To Drive Website Traffic | jasonyormark.com

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Social Media / How To Use LinkedIn Groups To Drive Website Traffic | Subcribe via RSS How To Use LinkedIn Groups To Drive Website Traffic August 19th, 2009 Posted in Social Media Tweet Share Everyone knows that Linked In is THE social network for professionals, allowing you to create a living resume, perform targeted job searches, collect recommendations and connect with others.

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June 30: Mashable Social Media Day #SMDay Sydney

Laurel Papworth

Join Mashable in celebrating Social Media Day. Wednesday June 30th is global social media day. Celebrating all things social and media-ish. Social Media Day from Mashable : As far as we know, there is no official Social Media Day. So we invite you to celebrate the revolution of media becoming a social dialogue by attending or organizing a Social Media Day meetup in your area on June 30. Social media has changed our lives.

8 New Social Media Platforms You Might Not Know About

Buffer Marketing

If you asked someone 20 years ago what their favorite social media platforms were, chances are they wouldn’t have an answer for you. The app is currently having its time in the spotlight, especially as it offers users a different experience than any other social media platform.

How to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Time Online: A Look at.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Time Online: A Look at Efficient Ways to Effectively Social Network When You Have Limited Time I recently posed the following question to the members of the LinkedIn Group, Social Networking & Social Media Marketing for Franchisees , “If you are not currently implementing a social media marketing program for your business, why not?

How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Writing a social media press release for customers, vendors, clients, stakeholders to pick up and deliver the news into their Facebook and Twitter and Google Plus networks is a totally different beast. What are the Main Features of a Social Media Press Release? About statements on corporate social responsibility, company history, stories. Lots of rich content “social objects” ripe for dissemination on Facebook and Twitter.

Social Influence and the Impact of Klout API

Laurel Papworth

Klout is the social media measurement tool that measures influence – how many followers, how much interaction and the style of interaction that a person has in their personal or business social network. API stands for Application Programming Interface – it lets you put a widget on your website that is updated every time someone updates their database. See the K button below: Klout is fed into most of the main social media monitoring systems.

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MashedIn Social Media Friend Finder Application Launched

Bill Hartzer

Social Connections has released MashedIn.com , an application that allows you to identify mutual connections across multiple social networks. MashedIn provides a widget that you can add to a web site or blog where your users can authenticate with either Facebook , Twitter , or LinkedIn to reveal common connections to the widget owner. Individuals have various groups of friends or connections on different social networks they use on a regular basis.

5 Tips for Optimizing your Facebook Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So let’s go through some of your options when it comes to the tactics of social networking marketing. Have a Strong Presence A Facebook presence, like a website, is a fundamental tactic and should be on everyone’s list of must haves for social network marketing. Similar to the.com land grab that happened in the late 90’s, you should secure your company name on as many social sites as you can. There are 2 basic types of ads: Display ads and Social ads.

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iGoogle Finished – what’s your favourite RSS Dashboard social media monitoring?

Laurel Papworth

I teach classes on social media monitoring – computer classes – and the students set up iGoogle to find and monitor Media, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, images, key influencers, keywords, CEO and brand mentions and so on. Now that iGoogle is retiring , I need another free service to teach social media monitoring – know of one? It can’t be a purely RSS play as we need gadgets/widgets for API only based services.

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal , Social Media > How Do You Network on Different Social Sites? How Do You Network on Different Social Sites? by Tamar Weinberg on December 19, 2007 Share How do you leverage different social networks? Allow me to explain: I first embraced social networking in the late 90s when I joined SixDegrees.com.

3 simple ways to embed a Twitter Feed on your website

Sprout Social

Adding a Twitter embed widget to your website helps create a cohesive online identity and makes it easy for people to follow your online conversations in one place. You can embed a Twitter timeline feed or button on your website using the Twitter widget embed tool (listed below).