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100,000 Twitter followers. Now what?

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I used to document my social media journey by writing a post at each increment of 10,000 Twitter followers on my account. But I recently hit 100,000 Twitter followers so I thought this would be an appropriate time for a momentary zig from the regular content on {grow} to reflect on how I am keeping up personally with what has become a social media tsunami. How did this happen?

An Example of Twitter’s Real-Life ROI

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By Gregory Pouy, {grow} Community Member When I was asked to write the piece about Twitter, I wondered what personal insight I could share about my love for this social media platform. Despite the raging debate about the value of Twitter, I believe Twitter ROI does indeed exist in the real world. Mark and I talked for a while, and we continued to keep in touch via Twitter.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list. These men are indeed using Twitter to rewire and reorient the Web. Social Networking: Like Falling In Love. Adam L.

How Twitter Amplifies a Customer Attack

Paul Gillin

Were he speaking it today, he might refer instead to Twitter. Twitter is the enigma of social networks. The hash tag (#), which was created by the Twitter community to help bring order to the service’s inherent chaos, has become one of the Internet’s most powerful organizing and amplification tools. It’s helped Twitter become a core utility for arranging everything from book signings to mass protests.  It’s also established the popular microblog service as a prime channel for customer complaints and a favored tool of the critics we call “Casual Complainers.”

29 Ways to Collect Email Addresses for Your Business

Vertical Response

Create a “sign up” call to action on your Facebook business page. Create enticing visuals encouraging people to sign up for your list, and post them on various social media channels (especially Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn). Do the same for any business cards you may receive. Here’s how to  edit your Twitter profile. Get referrals.

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Eight years of top business brands on Twitter and their First Tweets

Earnest about B2B

Which businesses were early adopters on Twitter? Today, Twitter is celebrating its 8th birthday. To celebrate, Twitter has created the #firsttweet tool - taking users down memory lane and giving us a chance to see the first piece of wisdom we shared with the world. When did they set up on twitter? Date set up: 26 Feb 2009. Date set up: 20th May 2009.

Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

Writing on the Web

With the onslaught of social media in the last 10 years, the ever constant question is, what can it do for my business and my business blog? First, why should you bother with social networking sites ( Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter ) if you’re in business? Let’s be clear: Social networking now accounts for 22% of all time spent online in the US.

50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

While a dwindling number of business executives still dismiss Twitter as a waste of time, recent research suggests it is one of the most valuable social networks for business. Awareness of Twitter has exploded; 87% of Americans said they were “familiar with” Twitter in a poll taken earlier this year, versus just 5% in 2008 and 26% in 2009. Crabs.

The Top 3 Priorities for 2010 Marketing Budgets

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About | Advertise | Submissions | Write for Us CrowdsourcedFRD Home Advertising Branding Design PR SEO-SEM Social Media Strategy More testchannel AdROCK eBooks Educational Facebook Guest Posts Twitter The Top 3 Priorities for 2010 Marketing Budgets November 2nd, 2009 | By guestblogger By Tom Pick | Online Marketing Executive | KC Associates With a lingering recession, the U.S. Create content on a blog or produce videos, and promote using Digg, Twitter, and other social bookmarking and social networking sites. 3. Buyers won’t buy from you if they can’t find you.

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B2B Email Marketing: Interview with Stephanie Miller

Sales Lead Insights

This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to B2B lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals. This study tracks with Return Path’s Deliverability Benchmark Report on the first half of 2009, which is based on the data Return Path manages for ISPs and corporate system administrators. Gmail and Hotmail, and by small business and corporate system administrators. Highlight and nurture your most active and most socially networked subscribers. This is true for even the best of marketers.

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men

Blue Focus Marketing

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 )  present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.  These men are indeed using Twitter to rewire and reorient the Web.  Social Networking:  Like Falling In Love. Adam L.

Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media MARKETING Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS OpenX Rackspace Hosting ConVerdge Communities About Us Submit a Tip! One of the most complex features of Twitter for new users to understand is the hashtag , a topic with a hash symbol (“#&# ) at the start to identify it.

Definitions for 34 Twitter Terms You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask About

Hubspot

This morning, when I scanned my Twitter feed, I did a few MTs and PRTs, asked a follower to TMB, and was left SMH at some trolls I found, so I said BFN to Twitter. Twitter’s been busy since its first tweet in March 2006 , as it recently filed for an IPO and has boasted over 50 million tweets per day. Twitter Terminology Defined. Tip: Are you a local business?

Interviews and Content Marketing - Ambal Balakrishnan

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Ambal Balakrishnan and I have been having some interesting conversations around her interview series and how it relates to B2B Marketing , visible networking and Browse My Stuff.  Here’s a bit of my discussion with Ambal: Tell me a bit about your background: I’m the co-founder of ClickDocuments which leverages my background as a technologist-turned-marketer with diverse experience in the corporate world – engineering, program management, business development, strategy and marketing at Cisco and TeleCordia. Ambal’s Twitter: Ambal ClickDocuments. of Penn.

@fearlesscomp congratulates the Nifty 50 Men of Twitter

Fearless Competitor

The Nifty50 Men of Twitter. Cheryl Burgess of BlueFocus360 and Tom Pick of KC Associates (both good friends of the Fearless Competitor , President of the B2B lead generation consultancy, Find New Customers ) recently announced the Nifty 50 men of Twitter on the Blue Focus Marketing Blog. And I also strongly suggest you check out the Nifty50 Women of Twitter too. Cheryl.

Is It Time To Stop With The Social Networking “Addiction” label.

B2Bbloggers

About | Advertise | Submissions | Write for Us CrowdsourcedFRD Home Advertising Branding Content Marketing Lead Gen SEO-SEM Social Media More Strategy Design PR eBooks Educational Facebook Guest Posts Twitter Is It Time To Stop With The “Social Networking Addiction” label? Jeremy : Hi, My name is Jeremy and I’m a social network addict. Group : Welcome, Jeremy. interviewed him.

Business Value of Social Networking

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Business Value of Social Networking by Achinta Mitra on July 29, 2009 in Social Media Marketing , Social Networking Saw a very interesting video where Seth Godin talks about how useful social media is to businesses. So, I’m leaning more towards Seth’s point of view. Resources

Is LinkedIn Really a Social Network?

Vertical Response

Heck, you may even send your Twitter feed to it. But does all this type of activity justify calling LinkedIn a social network? First, we have to understand what a social network really is. social network perspective is employed to model the structure of a social group, how this structure influences other variables, or how structures change over time. 150 million users.

Klout overhauls its business model, but does it answer its critics?

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Fernandez says this will help people “create better content” through constant feedback on what is providing the biggest actions from your networks. Spammers almost killed Twitter in 2009 and Quora in 2010. The changes will not significantly impact the fact that a Klout score will still be weighed more toward Twitter- and Facebook-centric activities. Privacy.

Research shows small business owners struggle with Twitter

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The latest research report from Business.com shows that small business owners are still trying to figure out Twitter … but those who do are seeing an advantage. The expansive report covering 1,711 small business decision makers showed that of all the social media channels, Twitter was the least-used. Businesses value convenience and speed in their information sources.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. B2B buyers are most likely to share useful vendor content via email (79%), followed by LinkedIn (53%), Twitter (39%) and Facebook (18%). Despite growing interest in the concept of social business , less than 20% of U.S.

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Deconstructing Twitter: Analytics for Reach and Impressions

B2B Marketing Savvy

Other Twitter Topics:        Tools for Business Teams       Multiple Account Layering Strategy       More Analytics       Email The Scoopdog Team. And don’t forget “Twitter Fuzzy Math&# ( nice blog post here ). Twitter tools for seeing/understanding reach and impressions. Some social network statistics as a bonus: reach, velocity and social capital. 

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Crunchy, salty, nutritious news & views on B2B marketing for technology companies | Velocity - the B2B marketing acceleration agency for technology companies

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So click here to find out whether they changed my mind… Read more… Stan Woods | June 16th, 2009 | one comment The Content Marketing Workbook It’s here. Read more… Doug Kessler | June 11th, 2009 | 3 comments Choose your patients carefully The most respected surgeons in the world have the best survival rates. Here’s why B2B marketers should do the same thing… Read more… Doug Kessler | June 8th, 2009 | no comments Featured post The Content Marketing Workbook It’s here. Google has dis-intermediated the content business.

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Eight lessons I’ve learned from Twitter

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Always glad to be pushed in new ways! I’ve been a devoted Twitter-er for nearly a year.  In that period I’ve moved from reluctant skeptic to poster-child advocate.  This was a great lesson and I’m glad it happened early in my Twitter career. Give them the benefit of the doubt. 2) This is best kind of networking. This is the NEW networking. No limits.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

How do the audiences differ across various social networks? How do social media marketing strategies in small businesses differ from those in larger enterprises? Social media networks and blogs consume nearly 25% of people’s time online. Americans spent nearly a quarter of their time online on social networking sites and blogs in 2010, up from 15.8 Then Twitter.

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Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

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Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home About Speaking Research Media Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter A few years ago, critics said Blogging was a fad. Managing these multiple login systems from all these social networks is cumbersome due to changing APIs, protocols. Expect more now.

ClickInsights: What was your "Aha" moment in 2009? - Part 1

Connect the Docs

have invited our Panel of White Paper Experts to reflect on 2009 and answer the following question: What was your aha moment in 2009 ? Blog WhitePaperPundit Twitter Jonathan_Kantor. "Discovering the Power of Twitter and Adobe TweetDeck.” This experience included a variety of sales, marketing, business development, and management positions. Test it out.

Best of 2009: Social Media Marketing, Part 1

Webbiquity

Rick Burnes notes that without a strong content strategy to back up social media efforts, marketers risk the “all hat, no cattle&# syndrome: lots of attention on Twitter and Facebook, but no compelling content to back it up and turn the curious into the converted. Rebecca Weeks provides a “cheat sheet&# with five key tactics to increase website traffic through social media, including interaction on the most popular social networking sites, using free Twitter tools to maximize the value of that platform, and getting exposure on social news sites. by HubSpot.

Closed Networks Limit Reporters – Can Twitter Help?

Marketing Edge

The toxic formula includes: a narrow circle of trusted business PR professionals, a dwindling number of resources to report the news, a faster news cycle, a shorter news story lifecycle, and an increasingly competitive news environment. Can Twitter be an Antidote? Twitter is the most visible, with Business Week and CNN being among the leaders in using the platform for information gathering, sourcing, and distribution of news. There is a toxic formula brewing for journalism in the United States and everywhere there is the illusion of a free press.

Break the mold: Why content marketing needs to be like a chalupa

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” In this post I postulated that the traditional advice that businesses need to “think like media companies” is losing steam. Instead of advertising, as we had done for a century, companies needed to leverage new technologies to publish helpful, original, interesting content that would build reputations and attract people to our business. Like the fashion business.

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Calling all Copywriters and Wanna-be-Copywriters to Copywriting Success Summit 2009

Connect the Docs

Mike Stelzner is once again pulling together one of his informative online summits - Copywriting Success Summit 2009. We have invited Michael Stelzner, event producer of Copywriting Success Summit 2009 to share his thoughts on copywriting and details of the event he is organizing. Blog WritingWhitePapers Twitter Mike_Stelzner. Copywriting Success Summit 2009 FAQ.

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10 Steps to Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing

WindMill Networking

When I wrote my first LinkedIn book back in early 2009, LI was at 40 million users and had not yet established itself as the default social networking platform for professionals that it has become. Still don’t think your business needs to be on LinkedIn? LinkedIn is a database of professionals that is often used to find other professionals and businesses.

4 Things Triberr Reminded Me about Twitter

WindMill Networking

When I taught my first Twitter workshops back in 2009, I mentioned one of the many reasons why I was bullish from the start about using HootSuite as a Twitter client: It gave you the ability to seamlessly import RSS feeds. Either way, I wanted to share my own personal experiences of using Triberr in this review and what it has reminded me about what is important about Twitter.

Social Business Q&A: 10 Questions with Augie Ray

It's All About Revenue

His perspective was business first – never social for the sake of social. What’s the difference between social media and social business? view social media as a medium, and in this medium you can do a variety of things–service, business intelligence, marketing, commerce, etc. My definition of social business is that it is a new form of business–new products, services and business models enabled by social behaviors and technology and the widespread availability of individual data. Maybe it inspires, or perhaps it irritates.

Twitter and B2B: don't be fooled by the silent majority

Beyond

Apparently, 90% of Twitter traffic is created by just 10% of users. This fact, according to the widely quoted recent report by Harvard Business School , "implies that Twitter resembles more of a one-way, one-to-many publishing service than a two-way, peer-to-peer communication network". The sub-text here is clear: Twitter is mainly spam.

B2B Search Marketing: 5 Must-Read Tips - Online Marketing Blog

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Home About Resources Archives Subscribe Consulting Contact 5 Must-Read Tips for B2B Search Marketing Comments | Posted by Michelle Bowles on Dec 4th, 2009 in B2B , SEO , SEO Tips [Note from Lee: A few weeks ago, Michelle wrote a great post on Retail SEO tips and this week, Ive asked her to tackle B2B SEO and general search marketing tips, since one-size SEO does not fit all programs. Enjoy!]

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12 Revealing Marketing Stats About Facebook for Business

Hubspot

Were you one of those people back in 2008 who looked at your Facebook profile and thought. "I see some real potential here for business owners.". 12 Revealing Facebook for Business Marketing Stats. 1) Facebook matters for business owners. That's cool. Well, how do you feel about the idea now? Actually, we have 47 of them. And 12 of them are in this blog post.

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Study: Top Execs DO Use Social Networks

What Works - What Doesn't

But not to talk about the new appetizer they just tried at a trendy restaurant. A new study shows decision-makers, such as business buyers, are increasingly using social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter to make buying decisions. As it turns out, customers (C-level execs) like everyone else want to own and control their own networks. Social networks are another, complementary sales channel where the emphasis is on useful, honest information. Trade publishers have tried, unsuccessfully, for years to build such on-line communities which they could control and mine.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2009, Part 1

Webbiquity

What are the four stages of Twitter enlightenment? How important is Twitter for business? How exactly did Dell generate so much revenue by Twittering? What are the “secrets&# of top corporate Twitterers? Learn the answers to these questions and others here in more of the best blog posts and articles from last year on Twitter techniques, tools and tactics. Sanity check: The four stages of a typical Twitter user by TechRepublic. Twitter Marketing Sanity Check by iMedia Connection. Twitter 101, Part 2 by Search Engine Watch.

10 Tips for Integrating Social Media and LinkedIn in to Your Job Search in 2011

WindMill Networking

Indeed, the only positive thing to come out of not digging our wells before we are thirsty is to finally realize the power of LinkedIn in helping us build out our personal brand, professional networking, and ultimately being instrumental in helping us land a job. Similar to the benefit in growing your network, you should join the maximum number of Groups allowed, which is 50.  about.me