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Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Twitter came of age in 2010, growing at a scorching pace —from 75 million users at the beginning of the year to more than 190 million by the end of December. Twitter is used (officially) in 65 of the Fortune 100 companies , 63% of small to midsized businesses, and nearly half of all B2B enterprises. Which companies are really succeeding on Twitter, and how are they doing it?

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. Twitter Facts, Figures & Stats.

Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Read on to learn how social media is changing PR, how pitching bloggers is different from traditional media outreach, how to optimize press releases for search and online distribution, which tools should be in your social PR toolbox and more here in some of the best articles and blog posts on social PR of 2010 so far. For example, “PRO: Twitter gives us a great way to leverage PR.  Among the tools noted are Omniture (web and social media analytics), Eloqua (marketing automation / demand generation software) and Twitalyzer (Twitter-specific measurement). Digg this!

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The 20 craziest things you can do on Twitter

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

OK, we’ve heard all the great business success stories about connecting and learning through Twitter. Like hooking their toilet up to Twitter.  I started collecting some of these random (and real) uses of Twitter and thought I would present this amusing list to my dear friends on {grow}. Rock out – Here is a list of the top 50 rock stars on Twitter

Bringing down the Twitter snobs

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Like in his latest post, “ Being a Twitter Snob is a Good Thing &# when he states “it annoys many people when they follow you on Twitter and you do not follow them back. Mitch lives the life of a Twitter snob, exclusively following only the most select and obviously interesting people. Having select Twitter followers reflects better on your taste in connections.

Best Website Design Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity

How can you utilize texture, transparency, and even Twitter to spice up website design? 20 Resources for Displaying Twitter Updates by Mashable. Jacob Gube presents 15 examples of creative and unique ways that organizations have integrated Twitter feeds on their websites, plus five resources to help display a Tweet feed on any site. Things That Websites Need in 2010!

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way. After 9 years of Search Engine Marketing – I think it is safe to say any keyword you are going to buy is maxed out when it comes to the Google AdWords auction process. Digg this! Enjoy! Tweet This!

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. According to a HubSpot study, 71% of marketers viewed Twitter as a useful marketing tool last year, up from just 39% in 2009. Which Profile Aspects Should Be Emphasized on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn? Digg this!

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

Blogs represent 50%, Facebook 47% and…Twitter scores 41%.”. Mark Walsh reports on company pages, another new feature added by LinkedIn in late 2010. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. According to recent research , 32% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to generate leads, versus just 16% who do so on Facebook. What new features should you get familiar with? Tweet This!

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Economic conditions may have been tough in 2010, but there was no shortage of online innovation. Don’t want to follow Twitterers who aren’t following you? free tool for finding the relative influence of any Twitter user. Create your own online newspaper from Twitter and Facebook updates based on any topic or group of contributors. Digg this! Flowtown.

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78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Todd Heim supplies a helpful guide to best practices for building a following on and generating traffic from social bookmarking sites like Digg, Reddit, Mixx and Propeller. HOW TO: Create Custom Backgrounds for Twitter, YouTube, & MySpace by Mashable. Andrew Ran Wong provides a valuable list of productivity tips for Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, Google and other social networks to help readers get more done in less time. brand personalities Facebook and Twitter users hate by iMedia Connection. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. s, 50?s,

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A fascinating “hardcore” B2B social media success

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LinkedIn and Twitter have gone from zero to the top 20 traffic sources. Post on Google Buzz. Digg this! The case exemplifies an integrated approach to CRM, customer research, SEO, web design, content development, and social media marketing that I think you’ll enjoy! BACKGROUND. Their core product TradeNet, an e-commerce platform connecting industry buyers and suppliers.

36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity

Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. It started 2010 with roughly 350 million users and is now on its way to 600  million. 35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far). Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. As A.J.

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11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity

Certainly the tools are new: Twitter has only been around since 2007, Facebook since 2006, and even blogging has been popular for less than a decade. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. Tags: Social Media Marketing best practices blogging Facebook myths of social media marketing offshoring risky rules social media marketing costs Twitter Social media is only for the young.

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

In this example, a press release is distributed online, posted to the company’s Facebook and Twitter updates, and used to create a social media release (using a tool such as PitchEngine ). The social media release also links back to the company’s LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies.

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Twitter success stories: Explaining the ROI of Twitter

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How do you PROVE the value of Twitter?  There are MANY benefits to Twitter besides direct sales.  have precious little time, so I better get something big out of Twitter if I am going to devote time to it.  For most smart people, hearing a story of Twitter success is just as good as a pie chart. Post on Google Buzz. Digg this! So how do you break the ice? 

Best SEO Guides, Tips and Resources of 2010

Webbiquity

How does the introduction of Google Instant change SEO tactics? Google Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide 2010- Plain Speak on SEO by WorkingPoint. The dangers of ranking No. 1 on Google by iMediaConnection. ** 5 Stars. The Art and Science of SEO Site Audits [Best of SEW 2010 #10] by Search Engine Watch. ** 5 Stars. Google Instant and SEO. Digg this!

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Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

Webbiquity

Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn groups, community sites (e.g. The social media “big four&# –Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs–as well as specialized social event tools like Lanyrd , Meetup.com , Eventbrite and Amiando can all help with arranging and promoting offline opportunities to meet in-person with your online social acquaintances. Digg this!

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Twitter Pitching Etiquette: What works, what doesn’t… by COMMS Corner. Noting that “Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, if used effectively, can help build relationships, identify new trends and help facilitate networking with like-minds throughout the industry,&# Lacey Haines and Adam Vincenzini share a few best practices for pitching journalists through social media, such as keeping pitches short and using a DM rather than a public message when pitching on Twitter. Pitching on Twitter? Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far).

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5 Sites To Help You Find People To Follow On Twitter | B2Bbloggers.

B2Bbloggers

Followerwonk.com Twitter bio search. It offers very specific advanced search options to allow for very targeted searching of Twitter bios– including by location. Twellow.com Twellow is a directory of public Twitter accounts, and a service of WebProNews. wefollow wefollow is a Twitter directory and search to help you find like minded people with common interests created by digg.

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Twitter time-savers: Tweet success in just 20 minutes a day

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“How much time should I spend on Twitter?&# is a question I get asked repeatedly. Here are my thoughts on being an effective Twitter-er in only 20 minutes a day. I’ve divided this into two categories — 20 minutes a day for beginners and then experienced folks. Twitter is simply boring if you’re only following 12 people and you’ll probably quit.

Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity

But fundamentally, 1) there are now far more online venues than just your website or blog where you and/or your company be found (social media pages and profiles, articles, videos, etc.), and 2) there are more ways for people to search than just Google and Yah-Bing (YouTube is now the second-largest search engine and Facebook SEO is its own emerging discipline).  Digg this! Whatever.

Twitter: the little bird that grew up strong

Writing on the Web

Why Twitter Is Such a Powerful Social Media Platform , this week’s guest post by Phyllis Zimbler Miller , When I first heard Twitter mentioned two years ago – in a teleseminar with the BlogSquad! – I checked it out because I valued Patsi’s advice. At the time the Twitter home page question was something such as: “Let your family and friends know what you are doing now.&#   I thought to myself: Why should they care about this and why should I join the site?  And this list could go on and on with other people adding their own reasons why Twitter is so powerful.

What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity

simple tool like Google Alerts would pick up most stray citations. Results can be exported to Excel for further sorting and analysis. I’ve used this tool on behalf of small clients for finding hundreds of key influencers on Twitter, blogs and various other social networking sites and forums. If Google Alerts had been developed with a focus on social media, this would be it. It may not catch everything, but it finds a lot (via blogs, Twitter, social news sites and Facebook public pages) and presents the information through useful charts and graphs. Digg this!

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35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Whether you’re anxious to get started marketing on Facebook, already there but looking for better results, or not sure if Facebook is right for your company (despite the eye-popping audience numbers), you’ll find guidance here in some of the best posts on Facebook marketing so far in 2010: tips, tactics and best practices for building Facebook pages, growing your fan (or “like&# ) base, advertising, optimizing for search, using Facebook apps and tools, and more, from experts like Mari Smith, Lisa Barone, Ching Ya, John Haydon, Brian Carter, Marty Weintraub and Shel Holtz.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Mobile 2.0 Android 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 Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! The team focused on creating communities for NYC professionals, which resulted in a @RegusNYC Twitter feed and a Facebook Page. Twitter Goes to Washington, Hires For.

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5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

delicious b2bmarketing

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Android Mobile 2.0 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 Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! The team focused on creating communities for NYC professionals, which resulted in a @RegusNYC Twitter feed and a Facebook Page. Google Sponsors Free In-Flight Wi-Fi. link].

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business 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 Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! In terms of the tools B2B companies use, 77% used Facebook (compared to 83% for B2C) and 73% utilized Twitter (compared to a shockingly smaller 45% for B2C companies).

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StumbleUpon Marketing: 5 Ways to Get More StumbleUpon Traffic to Your Website

WindMill Networking

And unless you have a certain objective or niche demographic that tends to find a large population of your targeted users using sites like Digg , Reddit , or Delicious , my advice is simply to concentrate efforts on other more popular sites.  I will make one exception, though: StumbleUpon. traffic Twitter ways Web 2.0 First of all, StumbleUpon is not a niche site. What to do?

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

delicious b2bmarketing

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Business Small business Social media 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 Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! In terms of the tools B2B companies use, 77% used Facebook (compared to 83% for B2C) and 73% utilized Twitter (compared to a shockingly smaller 45% for B2C companies).

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What is Webbiquity? How to Be Everywhere Online

Webbiquity

If SEO is about getting your website onto page one of Google, WPO is about owning that page. For example, Jill Konrath is webbiqitous for the phrase “selling to big companies,&# holding all 10 spots on the front page of Google for that phrase. Ardath Albee is almost as dominant for her unique phrase, “marketing interactions,&# placing in 7 of the top 12 spots on Google, including the top four. And if you Google “sales management thought leader&# in quotes, six of the top ten spots belong to the same sales leadership guru. Digg this!

The Spirituality of Social Media

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

We were a community of strangers united in grief.  We connected through Twitter, through comments, through prayer for her family. I’ve seen this same kind of communion of strangers after the Haiti earthquake and the Nashville flood.  Twitter enabled a revolutionary movement in Iran. Post on Google Buzz. Digg this! Here are a couple of personal observations.

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4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook

delicious b2bmarketing

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Business Mobile 2.0 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 Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! jordanercomgo [URL=[link] These are the Air Jordan 2010 DoubleWadeSpecial Edition of the new color, two home white as the main color, and two away as the main color black. link].

Top 111 B2B Marketing Posts and 34 Hottest Topics for 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more).  So, really, you’ve been voting on this all year long just based on your activity. 50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far) - Webbiquity , October 5, 2010. Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , November 7, 2010. Marketing Genius Blog , May 25, 2010. Savvy B2B Marketing , September 1, 2010.

12 of the Best WordPress Guides, Hacks and Plugins of 2010

Webbiquity

Angela Bowman shares her “clean and simple list of the plugins I use most often on my WordPress sites&# for SEO, feeds, forms, security, Twitter and more. Code to Create Custom Share Buttons for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Delicious by B2B Online Marketing. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. WordPress Themes and Plugins. 20 Excellent Free WordPress 3.0

The Ultimate Glossary: 101 Social Media Marketing Terms Explained

Hubspot

An example of this is the Twitter API. Bit.ly is popularly used to condense long URLs to make them easier to share on social networks such as Twitter. Blogger - Blogger is a free blogging platform owned by Google that allows individuals and companies to host and publish a blog typically on a subdomain. HootSuite - HootSuite is a web-based Twitter client. for $1.65

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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. Digg this! Ideally, do both. Tweet This!

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B2B marketers are stumbling in the dark

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Posted 01 November 2010 11:55am by Doug Kessler with 9 comments Tags: b2b marketing Topics: Business to Business , Strategy & Planning , Web Analytics & Optimisation Sectors: Energy & Utilities , Manufacturing & Engineering , Publishing, Media & Entertainment , Service Businesses , Technology , Telecommunications Digg this Stumble It! But there is no such thing.

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What is Social Media’s Next Big Thing?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

IBM’s internal Twitter experiment is a well-documented example of the potential of this kind of application. 2) ATTRACT. Post on Google Buzz. Digg this! One possible answer:   The Enterprise. No, no. Let’s step back a minute and think about some of the benefits an individual realizes from social networking: Linking people who might not otherwise be linked.

5 Great Reasons to Retweet Others on Twitter

Webbiquity

One of the key characteristics I (and many other Twitter users) use when determining whether I should follow someone back on Twitter is the level of interaction in their tweet stream. Now virtually every blogger and business user on Twitter tweets their own content, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that—it’s one of the strengths of the platform. But Twitter is a social tool, not a broadcasting medium. Retweeting is a key part of the social interaction on Twitter. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. Do they ask questions?