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Get Your Account Verified on Twitter

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Getting a verified Twitter account is easier than it seems. Social Media Networks Social Media Tips and Tricks Twitter strategy TwitterFollow this guide to getting your own account verified.

10 Commandments for Twitter

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Twitter is such a simple communications tool, yet people seem to really struggle with how to tweet. I guess that’s why my Twitter etiquette post is so popular. Social Media Tips and Tricks Twitter strategy

Twitter’s enhanced analytics dashboard

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Twitter has been slowly improving their analytics features for profiles and ads and it’s been very interesting to see. The new analytics dashboard shares top tweets, mentions, Twitter cards and followers on a month by month basis. Thank you Twitter! Twitter cards.

Why people don’t get Google+

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I like to say Google+ combines the best of Twitter and Facebook on one network. The quick link or the witty comment shared on Twitter has the shelf life of maybe a couple of minutes before it’s buried in the Twitter stream. Google+ is a great social network.

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Grow Your Twitter Following With Chats

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Oh boy, another “ how to grow your Twitter following ” post! If you really want to grow a Twitter following that has any value as a network, there’s no way around it. What’s a Twitter Chat? Here’s a list of Twitter chats to browse.

What Twitter’s Rate Limit Changes Mean to You

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Twitter recently announced new rate limits on how many “hits” to the API it will allow. Twitter is changing the number of times the application can do that from 350 per hour to 60. Twitter prefers you use their website to access it.

50 Inspiring Tech Savvy Leaders Over 50

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Follow them on Twitter, read their blogs. Consultant, educator, podcaster, author of Return On Influence, Born to Blog, and The Tao of Twitter. Founding Editor, @MarketingLand &@SEngineLand, covering Google, Facebook, Twitter, SEO, SEM & all things digital marketing, search marketing and search. Social Media Marketing Blogger,Strategist & Speaker,Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer 2013,Huffington Post Top 100 Business Twitter Accounts.

How to Participate in a Tweet Chat

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Twitter chats, sometimes known as a Twitter party or a tweet chat, happen when a group of people all tweet about the same topic using a specific tag (#) called a hashtag that allows it to be followed on Twitter. Sign up for a free Twitter account. Finding Twitter chats.

Twitter and DMCA violations

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A little while ago people were making a fuss about freelance author @RunOlgaRun who noticed a joke she posted on Twitter being shared without credit. She asked Twitter to take it down as a violation of her copyright and they responded by replacing the tweet in violation with the text.

Social Media is Not a Direct Sales Channel

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If they are smart social users they will follow the person or brand on Twitter, join a group they’re in on Linkedin, follow the company, and engage in tangental conversations to become part of the person’s social network before they connect.

The Not-So Secret Guide to Twitter Lists

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What are Twitter lists anyway? A Twitter list is a curated group of users on Twitter. You know how people complain about how noisy Twitter is? Twitter lists help cut down the noise and make you more efficient. Below are some common types of Twitter lists.

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Marketers- Stop multi-tasking social media

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We all *think* we’re doing great when the Twitter alerts are rolling, Email’s pinging, Facebook is always open and your RSS feeds are pushing you new content to share. Twitter can wait a few minutes.

This Is Social, Watch Your Mouth

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Cuz that’s what Twitter is you know, it’s public. She had barely 200 followers on Twitter, but Vallywag editor Sam Biddle amplified it considerably with a post by mentioning the name of the company she worked for and it went viral.

Google+ Tips and Tricks

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Hmm, this is interesting since the accounts are connected to your Google profile, but so far there’s no way to say, share a message from Google+ to Twitter. Click the timestamp on a post to get a permalink to share on your other networks, (just like Twitter).

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14 step bare-bones guide to influencer outreach

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You may want to start by searching only blogs, or only Twitter or videos for example. Gather links for their Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Linkedin profiles at a minimum.

15 Amazing Women Bloggers You Should Get to Know

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Some of them I know in person, but many I know through their blogs and Twitter personas. ShellyKramer Has been named one of the 200 most fearless women in social media and the top 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter by Forbes Woman.

Putting Instagram events to work for your business

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Even though they’re not official on Facebook we still use them there as well as Pinterest, Twitter Tumblr, Flickr and Google+. I use Tweetreach for Twitter reporting, but you can use TagsinAction for reporting across multiple social networks.

Facebook’s Grand Experiment #Fail or….?

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From Facebook board member Marc Andreessen simply suggesting we either : a) get over it or b) don’t use Facebook in a discussion about it on Twitter and suggested it was no different than A&B testing an ad, to Pando Daily saying the company is more powerful and un-ethical than we thought.

CEOs-Roll Up Your Social Media Sleeves

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A quick look at his Twitter stream will demonstrate, it’s not just lip service, he’s actively engaged. While I think there’s truth to that, I’d also point out that Musk has 148,000 followers on Twitter. By Frank Strong. His sleeves were rolled up. His tie was loose. He swore.

Social Media Crisis Management -Infographic

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If the whole thing blew up on Twitter first, find the source and address them directly in a positive manner. Creating a Facebook campaign to deal with a crisis that started on Twitter is not going to be nearly as effective. Hopefully you’re reading this before you need it.

How can using social media as an employee help my company?

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Do a search on S ocial Mention to find blogs, forums, discussions on Twitter or other micro-blogs. Let’s say you’re not looking for a job. You’re happy in your company, so why build a personal brand through social media?

5 Top Social Media Professionals on Google+

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On the one hand it’s got the best features of Twitter like immediacy and fast moving conversations with the added plus of being able to direct conversations to channels (Circles) of people who are actually interested in that topic and exclude the ones who could care less. Twitter.

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Two Tools to Manage Twitter Chats With Ease

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If you participate in Twitter chats regularly you’re as sad as I am to hear that Twitter’s API changes made it difficult for some applications to work. You can also see the trending tags on Twitter, who is actively participating and a list of the links shared.

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Why I Killed My Facebook Page – Confessions of a Social Media Coach

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I have two blogs that I post on regularly, I’m active on Facebook as an individual, also on Twitter , Linkedin , Scoop.it , Slideshare and Google+. I can give that energy to the networks I really care about like Twitter and Google+. What? A social media coach quitting Facebook?

Who will win the video app wars?

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Then, just in time for Social Media Marketing World in San Diego, Twitter re-launched Periscope , another real time video app that streams directly to Twitter which they just acquired. Problem with the latter is people on Twitter just troll through streams.

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The Art of the Retweet

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On Twitter a Retweet can be a valuable way to share information with your network, build your following and pay homage to the person retweeted. If you are in a Twitter application there is likely a RT button. This is why you should switch to a twitter client!).

What Online Marketers Can Learn From the Red Bull Jump

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Red Bull on Twitter. Redbull gained a big following over the last 6 months on Twitter, particularly in the last 30 days. Yesterday was a momentous event in advertising history.

Social Media Doesn’t Make Sales – People Do

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You can have the biggest following on Twitter and Facebook and Google+ , the best videos on Youtube and a constant flow of repins on Pinterest and still not make a single sale. There’s a deep, dark secret that the social media marketers don’t want you to know.

On Twitter, Social Listening and Southern Hospitality

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I knew a bit about Art, and being a social media geek I looked him up on Twitter as well as the restaurant. Both were on Twitter so I tweeted how excited I was to visit and asked Art what I should try. Here’s the thread on Twitter through a Storify post.

Making Google+ Worth Your Time

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This morning I had a conversation with a friend about Google+ and it’s a conversation I used to have about Twitter. I used to say this to people about Twitter, and now I find people have exactly the same issue with Google+.

Mindful Social Business

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Knee jerk reactions to a flame war on Twitter are not going to make things better. The concept of mindfulness in business is not new, but in this age of complexity it can’t be over-emphasized that we need more of it.

Social Networking to Advance Your Career

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Jana Messerschmidt VP of Business Development & Platform Relations, Twitter. Twitter. Everyone on the panel uses Twitter regularly. Using Twitter’s advanced search find people working in the places you want to be.

Easy guide to the Periscope video streaming app

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You don’t have to use Twitter to join Periscope. I still recommend it if you have a Twitter acct as Periscope can leverage the social graph to spread the word about your video stream, but if you don’t have a Twitter account you can simply sign up with just a mobile phone number.

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Are you using old skool strategies with new media tools?

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A mindless auto response directing me to take the issue customer service might have resulted in me feeling a bit resentful which might have carried over to my going to the store with a complaint or whining more loudly on Twitter. Do you really talk to a brand? No, you don’t.

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Twitter for Lawyers

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It’s a big topic, and there’s no way I can cover Twitter for lawyers in the allotted 10 minutes plus Q&A, so I thought I write up a bit more here for those who attended and those who didn’t. Twitter and privacy. Getting started on Twitter.

There Is No Free Social Media For Business

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Businesses tout their understanding of the value of social currency and especially small business, for whom the playing field was leveled online by the accessibility of social sites like Twitter and Facebook. Facebook and Twitter are now publicly traded, and they have shareholders to please.

Do you syndicate your blog?

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I mean really, all of the communities online from Forums and Youtube to Twitter and Facebook use the user-generated content on their site to earn revenue and we don’t seem to mind so much. Recently the topic of syndicating content came up in conversation.

Community management and content creation

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I was part of a discussion on Twitter this morning around this post of George Snell’s.” ” Community Management Isn’t Content Creation. (go go read it now and come back).

App dot net- It’s not Twitter

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The difference between ADN and Twitter. When you look at App.net initially the website itself looks like a stripped down version of Twitter. People post short messages, almost always with links, photos and casual chatter, much like on Twitter.

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Cool stuff I learned this week

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It is the most re-tweeted in the history of Twitter. fact, according to our friends at Simply Measured, Instagram has seen a 35% boost in adoption since August, passing up Pinterest and leaving Facebook and even Twitter in the dust.