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Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010


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?

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.

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

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Social Media Strategists will become Chief Customer Officers – ok so you know I am also @Avaya_Support on Twitter so perhaps this is a closet fantasy for me but it may just come true – perhaps not this coming year but in years to come. Startups like Payvment , and Alvenda will help companies large and small to open up shop in Facebook. Digg this! Enjoy! Basically.2% Tweet This!

The 20 craziest things you can do on Twitter

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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.

Twitter success stories: Explaining the ROI of Twitter

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How do you PROVE the value of Twitter? Like most questions in business, the answer is, “it depends,&# but I’d like to offer a couple practical ideas that might help you when this inevitably comes up at your company. There are MANY benefits to Twitter besides direct sales. For most smart people, hearing a story of Twitter success is just as good as a pie chart.

“Curation” gets six tweets per hour…right now!

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02/16/2011 Marketing to Business Executives Leave a comment Go to comments Take a look at Thoora , which helps users “Discover What the World is Talking About.&# Thoora , which calls itself a news discovery service, finds what is hot in blogs, twitter and traditional news media and displays the stories in real time ordered from mosts buzz to least. It’s free.

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

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“How much time should I spend on Twitter?&# Here are my thoughts on being an effective Twitter-er in only 20 minutes a day. If you’re a beginner and can only spend 20 minutes a day on Twitter, concentrate on building a relevant tribe of followers. Twitter is simply boring if you’re only following 12 people and you’ll probably quit. Digg this!

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Using Content to Build Trust in B2B Marketing

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And Social Media can actually help accelerate this stat for you because of the viral effect. If you know this going into the launch plan – then its just a matter of how you are going to sequence those messages (for example do you send out the eBook first with a link to the video second and the press release third with the virtual event forth and the blog/twitter buzz fifth?)

5 Great Reasons to Retweet Others on Twitter


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. It helps those you retweet. It helps your followers. Digg this!

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


According to a HubSpot study, 71% of marketers viewed Twitter as a useful marketing tool last year, up from just 39% in 2009. Facebook added more than 200 million users last year, and Twitter more than doubled in size, adding 115 million. Which Profile Aspects Should Be Emphasized on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn? by Green Buzz Agency. by Buzz Marketing for Technology.

Best Website Design Guides and Tips of 2010


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. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz.

Kiss your line-of-shame smack on its social media lips!


“Goose, it’s time to buzz the tower.” ” And if you’re not willing to publically buzz the tower — to really set the windows rattling and maybe put some coffee down the captain’s shirtfront — you’ll never be able to differentiate yourself from all the other people who are hitting all the same points with the same tone. What do I mean?

11 Myths of Social Media Marketing


It helps to be creative, curious, articulate, friendly and helpful. True, there are guidelines as to what works well (being sincere, helpful and knowledgeable) and what doesn’t (trying to use social media sites as one-way broadcasts of your marketing brochures), but the field is new enough that many of the “rules&# are still being written. Digg this! Um, no.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010


At its current rate, Twitter will process almost 10 billion tweets in 2010. Facebook, Twitter Growing As Video Referral Sources by MediaPost Online Media Daily. Well, about two-thirds (64%) of the traffic from third-party sites to video sources currently comes from Google, followed by Yahoo (11.9%), Facebook (4.3%), Bing (2.6%), and Twitter at 1.2%. Then Twitter. Adam T.

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Upgrade your lame agency website into your social media brand HQ


At the end of the day, none of us own anything we do on Facebook, Twitter , Pinterest, Google +. So, there’s a built-in aggregator that I can set up to suck in all the RSS feeds of all the blogs to which I contribute, including Twitter. This makes it easy to add and remove different buttons as social networks go away (good bye, Google Buzz!) Image via CrunchBase.

The Reviews Are In!: A Social Media ProBook Roundup

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by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this When Eloqua and JESS3 published the Social Media ProBook yesterday, we knew it would generate buzz. So helpful I almost wanted to keep it to myself. That’s where this eBook really shines: Eloqua also solicited insightful content on social media with something useful for all digital professionals.” – Adam Singer on The Future Buzz. Tell us in the comment section below or on Twitter by using the #ProBook hashtag. Twitter. But even we were surprised by the amount of praise the ProBook garnered. The #SocialMedia #ProBook. Impressive.

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together


But integrated properly, social media can help amplify PR efforts, and effective PR can help generate social media coverage. 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 ). Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. Since many (most?)

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B2B Blogging Trends for 2011


Facebook, Twitter and even newer tools like Quora may be sexier and get more attention, but blogs are the workhorses essential to making social media marketing work. Research from HubSpot shows that small businesses with blogs have twice as many Twitter followers as those who don’t. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. So what’s next for B2B blogging? Tweet This!

Content Rules: Secrets of Writing Compelling Content

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And, it gets multiplied on websites, blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and videos on YouTube, to the point that people tune out. This book will help you do that. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. Marketing nowadays requires writing and publishing great content in multiple ways. That’s why there’s a tsunami of information online about content marketing. 2011).

A fascinating “hardcore” B2B social media success

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In 2008 the company turned to the social web to help them through several marketing challenges: Image of being an impersonal software company. These channels included:blog, e-newsletter, Twitter, light-hearted videos, podcasts, Facebook and LinkedIn. > LinkedIn and Twitter have gone from zero to the top 20 traffic sources. Post on Google Buzz. Digg this!

Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business


In the research cited above, 74% of marketers who have been using social media for at least two years report that it has helped them close new sales. There’s no better source of information than your prospects and existing customers to help generate new product ideas. People want to buy from companies that are smart, helpful and responsive. Digg this! Tweet This!

Can you make money from your Twitter stream? Mack Collier just did it.

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Blogger and consultant Mack Collier monetized a Twitter conversation. A couple of months ago I was thinking that there is SO much that I would love to do to help grow the #Blogchat community. I don’t know if there is one “secret.&# Two things I have done that have really helped #Blogchat: 1 – I’ve encouraged EVERYONE to join. Post on Google Buzz.

5 Social Media Savvy Nonprofits

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Twitter. Some organizations treat like Twitter like just another broadcasting channel, tossing up the latest plea for funding or information about their next gala. The National Wildlife Federation has mastered the art of engagement on Twitter. But the NWF went a step further, setting up a separate “ Wildlife Watch ” Twitter stream. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this. Facebook.

Nine Expert Guides to Local SEO


For those seeking professional help with local SEO, Andrew Shotland provides a list of 13 questions (and the types of answers you should look for) to help evaluate local search consultants. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. How can you optimize your site for Google Maps ? How important is social media to local search success? Share this on Bebo. Share this on

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15 Blog Design Hacks to Maximize Social Sharing


Encourage Multiple Networks… Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are no doubt the big 3 of social networking, but that doesn’t mean they are the only networks that should have share buttons in your blog design. Buzz, Topsy, WebBlend, and SerpD aren’t too likely to amass many shares either. Image source. Social Sharing Buttons Should Be Prominent. … But Not Too Many.

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The Sociology of Social Media: TED TV Talks

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Twitter is like a town square for the globe. Here are some of the great talks that will help you learn more about new ways to use traditional media and innovative ways to bring more to the digital sphere – and the sociology that’s evolving. Learn how founder Jimmy Wales helped to create the amazing new media giant from this talk. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz.

Creating a content marketing plan — without any content

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Make sure your LinkedIn profile is complete and helpful so people can learn about you. Twitter. In this separate post , I’ve provided some helpful ideas on building a targeted audience through Twitter. It makes no sense to work on micro-content on Twitter if you have nobody listening! Post on Google Buzz. Digg this! LinkedIn forums. Comments.

Approach the social web with authentic helpfulness and good things happen

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Of course I wouldn’t be teaching the class in the first place if I weren’t immersed in the channel myself but the actual opportunity came via my dear Twitter friend Christina Kerley, better known as CK or @cksays. If you approach your audience with kindness, meaningful content and authentic helpfulness, good things happen. Post on Google Buzz. Digg this!

7 Ways to Format Blogs to Engage Readers’ Brains

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There are 7 ways to format your blog posts that will help prime your readers for action. Here’s an email I got yesterday: “One of the people I follow on twitter sent me a link to your blog article on building trust in your blog. Using bolded words helps scanners pay attention, and I’m also building up anticipation for more tips.). Digg this! P.S.S.

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26 Ways to Promote Your Blog Post

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I think it could really help you.”. Add a Twitter card to your post. This is a type of markup that will basically make your post look way better on Twitter. Twitter cards are free to use, and don’t take more than a few minutes to set up. It will also help your internal link profile, which is good for SEO. Be Helpful. Congratulations! Fantastic. Yikes!

Are You Committing Content and Social Media Sabotage?

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Sure, I could copy and paste the URL of the post into my various social accounts, but I’d also have to log into Twitter, Facebook and my email individually to do so – which is also more difficult and time consuming to do on a mobile phone. Only offering a limited number of social sharing options such as Facebook and Twitter, limits page views. Get the VR Buzz. ©

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


For example, “PRO: Twitter gives us a great way to leverage PR. When we help clients generate news in the traditional news publications–both print and online–we will use Twitter to post links to those stories and give our clients a “shout out.&# Specifically, 89% said they turn to blogs for story research, 65% to social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and 52% to microblogging services such as Twitter.” Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. Social media has fundamentally altered the practice of public relations. Like what?

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Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010


Blogs represent 50%, Facebook 47% and…Twitter scores 41%.”. Steve Smithson explains how the new LinkedIn Share Button, company recommendations and Signal features work, plus he offers a dozen helpful tips on maximizing your use of LinkedIn to promote your company such as utilizing LinkedIn Polls. 4 LinkedIn Tips to Help You Stand Out by Social Media Examiner. Digg this!

Eqentia content curation gives control to information consumer.

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A lot of the buzz about content curation these days focuses on the selection of quality stories or articles, which is very important. Share this: Email Print Facebook Share Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Categories: Content curation , Content marketing , Thought leadership Tags: Business , Curator , Eqentia , Marketing , Personalization , Social media Like Be the first to like this post.

Social media and the big conversation “fail”

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I didn’t know her at all and in fact I kind of pulled her out of thin air to help with a post we wrote together. She had made a random Twitter comment to me about women and blogging and I suggested that she write about it instead of talking to me about it … and one thing led to another! Twitter is not a conversation. Post on Google Buzz. Digg this!

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The Ultimate Glossary: 120 Social Media Marketing Terms Explained


AddThis - AddThis is a social bookmarking service that provides a code users can put on their websites so that when people visit that site, they have the option to share via Facebook, Twitter, etc. Its analytics service can show you which pages are trending, where people are interacting with your brand, and what they're saying about your content on Twitter. Blip.TV - Blip.TV link] ).

90 Tips to Make Your Blog Rock

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Jeffbullas's Blog Internet Marketing Home Bio Speaking Grade your Site Marketing Resources Twitter Jeff’s YouTube Contact Congratulations: You have successfully subscribed! Provide “share this” buttons to Facebook and Twitter as a minimum 22. Promote and distribute your posts on to other social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn 29. be authentic.

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