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7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

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A Note from Patsi: This week’s guest post is about social media  and it’s really important. Because if you want to engage your business blog readers and grow your reader base, you need to use social media. ocial Media. Here are Paul’s 7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid. Ignoring social media return on investment.

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

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The current catch-all these days for what I do is social media; unfortunately, when what you do is described as social media, people tend to think Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , and maybe Google+. Back in 2006 I developed a strategy of blogger outreach that allowed my to reach out to more than just 25 top-tier bloggers by hand over time but to 2,500-5,000 bloggers.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of?

Take your bloggers and social media influencers to lunch

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And, it’s so very rare that anyone who pitches bloggers and expects them (us) to do stuff for free ever asks bloggers (us) out to do stuff IRL (in real life). Share their posts on your personal social media profiles. But you also must remember that most bloggers have very rich lives outside of their blogging life. Bloggers and their readers know each other. When

70 Rising Social Media Stars

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Sometimes I weary of social media lists that are simply popularity contests or a cheap way to promote some start-up or PR agency. Who are the unknown stars who will be rocking the social media conferences two or three years from now? 70 rising social media stars. She is currently Senior Manager, Social Media Strategy at CVS Caremark. Jay_zo.

What is Social Media Marketing?

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Social Media Marketing  — according to Wikipedia , “social media marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.” ” This is a broad practice, encompassing social media strategy (what are your goals?), The post What is Social Media Marketing? Like this post?

Case study: Social media engagement as a point of differentiation

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There was an intersting article in the Sloan Management Review recently about how active social media engagement might be more important than marketing (or maybe it IS marketing). The thing is, Brian and Rachel understand social media and content marketing – indeed, marketing generally as it pertains to 2015 – better than most high-priced marketing directors.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy. Platform-Specific Social Strategy.

What are the best social media platforms for your business?

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One of the most common business dilemmas is figuring our where to start with social media marketing. As with anything in life, there is often a trade-off between effort and business benefits and social media is no different. But if you have no emotional connection to me as a blogger, are you going to hire me? The best social media platform for your organization.

The lost blogging monarchy, the defeat of links, and the war on social media

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At the top of my blog it says “Marketing, Social Media, Humanity” and this post from this remarkable man is an exceptional exploration of this intersection. hope you enjoy these insights as much as I did … As a blogger, I felt like a monarch . “Blogs were gold and bloggers were rock stars back in 2008 when I was arrested. Social media cul-de-sacs.

The stress of authenticity and other reasons social media is exhausting

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While I think both are important in business — and transparency seems to be all the rage — I struggle with authenticity at times. I, Brooke, am an extension of B Squared Media. Admission #3: Social media is exhausting and I’m pooped. With social media being an “always on” medium, how far to people — and companies– have to take it?

The state of earned media blogger outreach

Biznology

I’ve been doing earned media blogger outreach as a profession since 2006 and a lot has changed. To be frank, there are a lot of bloggers with their hands out looking for pay to play these days that it can feel a little daunting. Earned media. The reason why I am having so much fun is because IFIC is really happy to just meet and greet and engage these bloggers.

25 ideas for your social media network strategy

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Behind every social media strategy you have to have a content plan and a network plan. In fact, if you are a new blogger or content creator you should probably spend MORE time on developing an audience than creating your content. Plus, unlike other social media platforms, you can build an audience on Twitter even if your contacts don’t follow you back.

The one social media rule ALL businesses should follow

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There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach for businesses when it comes to which social media platforms you should have a presence on or what times you should post, and many other areas that marketers will try to stuff down your throat (ugh, blanket statements!). But the one social media rule I think EVERY. Lessons from the one social media rule.

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Social Media is a life sentence

Biznology

Before you take the next step of using social media for business purposes, realize that it’s a life sentence. Like your Imuran and Azasan, your social media content is your daily bread and not just a special treat. At least social media is a two-way street. Every day. Don’t’ Freak Out. Don’t Freak Out. Are You Chilling Out?

What Social Media Can’t Do…

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He would “do some social media.”. investment in our meeting.  I had a feeling he would be dumping the coffee in my lap before our time was up. “I’m sorry, but social media can’t”. Why do you think social media can sell a product that no one wants?”. Social media will only make your problem worse. Social media can wait. Tweet.

7 Ways B2Bers Can Rock Lead Gen Via Social Media

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Social media is an essential part of the marketing mix. Here’s why: Social media is becoming as important to customer service as the telephone. Social media is indispensable for promoting your content. Social media is one of best ways to get leads. That’s clearly not as effective as email, but social holds its ground. Back to you.

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” You’ve seen the statistics on social media marketing : 93% of marketers use social media for business.

Lurkers are the 99.989% of Social Media

Biznology

It’s happened like this over and over: photography, filmmaking, recording, radio, television, computing, the Internet , message boards, blogging, and now social media. Amateur radio reminds me of what it was like being a blogger in the late 90s using tools like Greymatter , Zope , and Pyra Labs (pre-Blogger). From Producers to Audience; from Hobbyists to Consumers.

Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

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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.

The bloggers are the victims of bad blogger outreach

Biznology

I just wrote an article , Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it? wherein I suggested that some bloggers are kinda jerks because they lead any blogger outreach with “here’s my advertising packet.” Bloggers, in fact, are the victims and we digital and PR agencies are the perps. — and are not married yet, what’s wrong with you!?

Social media disaster: What I learned when EVERYTHING went wrong

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In the past 20 months I learned so much about Social Media and Social Business it’s just ridiculous. When I moved to Belgium I needed a new job and I had just one requirement — it needed to have a Social Media element in it. I was, and still am, the Go-To Social Media guy for my friends and family and thought I knew it all a lot. Oh well.

Trying GroupHigh for Blogger Outreach Campaigns

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I am hereby making the jump from humans to robots for all my blogger research. In In the last decade I have seen social media marketing and digital PR mature as a practice, I have seen social media metrics and analytics evolve by leaps-and-bounds. For military bloggers, I need lists that are both American and also pro-military and pro-soldier. Tricky.

Can the Onion Theory bring social media lurkers into the light?

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Can deeper personal disclosure seduce silent social media lurkers into joining our conversation? Mark Schaefer and I have been on a seemingly endless quest to understand dark social media, gray social media , and the people who may love your company but stay in the shadows. If we can’t measure social media lurkers, maybe the content can draw them in.

Social Media is Like Riding a Bike

Biznology

I have been riding again after decades out of the saddle and I think there’s a lot I have learned from my newfound respect for the motorcycle that maps perfectly to social media marketing, both from my experience taking a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and from the two years of riding experience I have gotten under my belt. I get to a point on social media eventually, so hang in there.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below). And social media isn’t just about lead generation of course. And…even social media itself.

83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

Webbiquity

So before it gets replaced by the next trendy buzzwordy term, here’s some marketing-related big data for you: 83 valuable facts, stats, and research findings covering strategy, social media, SEO, online advertising, email marketing, content, blogging, social networking, video and more. Which “social” brands aren’t really social at all?

8 Tips on Creating Content to Be Shared on Social Media

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Every entrepreneur, blogger, and website owner is aware of the importance of social media content strategy. The post 8 Tips on Creating Content to Be Shared on Social Media appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. If you don’t make yourself visible for a greater audience, you won’t reap the benefits of your online presence. Content Marketing

But Everyone Else is Doing It: Why There are So Many Illegal Social Media Contests

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As an attorney turned educator, I frequently address groups about the legal aspects of social media and marketing. The sea of rules and regulations that marketers, brands and bloggers must navigate is largely uncharted, and sometimes frightening. For the sake of context, I’ll cover them very briefly here, so you have a sense of what online marketers and bloggers are facing.

Four (of the) Worst Practices for Pitching Bloggers

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Brands that are successful at pitching their news and stories to bloggers increase their online presence, gain credibility, and score those coveted “earned” backlinks that Google values as a factor in search rankings. Best practices in blogger outreach , social PR, guest blogging and related topics have been covered here previously. ” Perfect!

25 social media listening aids to increase your hearing

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78% of consumers say that companies’ social media posts impact their purchases (source: Forbes ). 74% rely on social networks to guide purchase decisions (source: Social Sprout ). 71% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase based on social media referrals (source: HubSpot ). To make sense of the noise, social media listening requires a process.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

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Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Which social media monitoring tools should I use? What social media developments and trends should I be watching? Can social media ROI really be measured?

Breaking The Rules of B2B Social Media

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There are so many rules governing B2B social media and almost all of them can or should be broken at one time or another. But the thing about social media marketing and rules is that nobody can agree on what the rules are. In social media every blogger, speaker, consultant and street corner huckster has their own set of rules. Try this one.

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23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity

As noted in 33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012 So Far , posted here a few months ago, social media marketing adoption is now so widespread there’s little further question of “if” or “when” in the minds of most marketers–but many “how” and “what” questions still remain. know—Reddit?

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

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Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. So why do corporate PR and social media efforts so often appear disconnected and out of sync? To be sure, some agencies and companies get it, and do an effective job integrating social media and PR efforts. The social media release also links back to the company’s LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

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Five important lessons on the economics of social media

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If you hang with me through this little tale, I promise you’ll see five important lessons about the economics of social media unfold. story at the heart of the economics of social media. At this point I was hiring my first regular bloggers to contribute to {grow}. He was becoming a social media star! He was becoming a social media star!

8 Indispensible Tools to Improve Your Social Media Efficiency

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Being organized with your social media efforts is essential because it can be so time consuming. It’s easy to spend many hours on social media but are you using that time effectively? Here are 8 tools that I use on a regular basis that helped me be more effective and efficient on social media and hopefully it will help you too! 1. Commun.it my company name.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). However, as the posts and articles highlighted below show, plenty of questions remain, such as how much should we budget for social media?

The hidden costs of social media conversation

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Have you heard that a thousand times?  It’s a ubiquitous mantra of the social web to the point where sometimes I think it takes over as the ultimate goal.  It’s not the goal.  What is the future of the social media “conversation?”  And is it really a conversation at all …. So the idea that social media conversation is revolutionary is untrue.  The

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The new guide to minimizing legal risks in Social Media Marketing

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By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist A couple of years back, I wrote a post called “ the essential guide to minimizing legal risks in social media marketing.” Know each social network’s policy regarding contests and giveaways. Very often, marketers want to run contests or giveaways using social media. Don’t use other people’s work (without permission).

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve.  What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics. 1. 56% of Americans have a profile on at least one social networking site. Social media fatigue?

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Why We Still Fight Over Social Media and Content Marketing

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A few years ago I wrote a piece on the commoditization of content (marketing) in a social jungle. And the same goes for social media (marketing). If you follow a bit what’s going on, you’ll even find genuine fights over who’s right and who’s wrong about this or that in content marketing or social media marketing. It’s about PR, reputation and social capital.

How to Build Your Influencers in Social Media

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A little later this morning I will be presenting a webinar entitled  How to Build Your Influencers in Social Media. In this webinar, I will be discussing all the things you’ll need to do to improve yourself, your position, your reputation, your attachment to and connection with the people who are already making things happen on the social mediasphere. You’ll go far!