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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?

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.

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

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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! Email this to a friend?

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.

Using Content to Build Trust in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

And Social Media can actually help accelerate this stat for you because of the viral effect. Digg this! Tags: Blogging Branding Buzz Marketing Communications Content Marketing Inbound Marketing Interactive Marketing Marketing Social Media Social Networking Strategy Thought Leadership Which was an interesting statistic no doubt for many of us in business today. Tweet This!

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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.

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

Marketing to Business Executives Blog

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.  No trackbacks yet.

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

Biznology

“Goose, it’s time to buzz the tower.” And ” 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?

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

Social Customer Support: AT&T is doing it Right!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

quickly asked my social network if it was worth it and I got a unanimous YES back from my Twitter and Facebook connections. On the way home I decided to share my customer experience with my social network … And within 24 hours ATTSusan came to the rescue with a tweet asking for more information … And with a few back and forth tweets we decided to communicate directly and bingo within 72 hours I had my new 3G Microcell courtesy of AT&T with special help from ATTSusan.  Digg this! I have been an avid iPhone user almost since the day it came out. Tweet This!

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Upgrade your lame agency website into your social media brand HQ

Biznology

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.

11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

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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.

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

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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 Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

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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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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. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz.

The Reviews Are In!: A Social Media ProBook Roundup

It's All About Revenue

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this When Eloqua and JESS3 published the Social Media ProBook yesterday, we knew it would generate buzz. Social media practitioners, PR folks, agencies and the like got a comprehensive, meaty manual to add to their arsenal today… I was beyond flattered to be asked to join the project.” – Liz Philips on I.IZ.LIZ. “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. Twitter.

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

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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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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.  In the “specialties&# section of your profile, list your keywords! 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! 

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. LinkedIn and Twitter have gone from zero to the top 20 traffic sources. Post on Google Buzz. Digg this! BACKGROUND. Their core product TradeNet, an e-commerce platform connecting industry buyers and suppliers. STRATEGY. RESULTS.

Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

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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!

5 Social Media Savvy Nonprofits

It's All About Revenue

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.

26 Ways to Promote Your Blog Post

Marketing Action

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! Reddit.

B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

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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

Writing on the Web

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).

Social media and the big conversation “fail”

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Last year I collaborated with a bright young woman named Jenn Whinnem.   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! Digg this!

Approach the social web with authentic helpfulness and good things happen

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The lesson I have learned over and over again is you just never know what will happen through your social media connections.  If you approach your audience with kindness, meaningful content and authentic helpfulness, good things happen. Post on Google Buzz. Digg this! absolutely love teaching so this is a great new challenge! Tweet This! Share this on Facebook.

Social media and the big conversation “fail”

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Last year I collaborated with a bright young woman named Jenn Whinnem.   I didn’t know her at all and in fact I kind of pulled her out of thin air to help with a post on sexism on the social web.  Since then, Jenn and I have been regular Twitter buddies and she has been a frequent contributor to {grow} through her comments in the community. Twitter is not a conversation.

15 Blog Design Hacks to Maximize Social Sharing

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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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7 Ways to Format Blogs to Engage Readers’ Brains

Writing on the Web

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.). 6.+7. Digg this!

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Four Ways to Measure Social Media Marketing Results

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Measuring the ROI of social media is challenging for several reasons, the most significant of which is the problem of “last click attribution;&# just because a sale or lead “came from&# Twitter or Facebook as the last click doesn’t necessarily mean that site deserves all the credit. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. Influence: a.k.a. Share this on Bebo.

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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. couple of months ago I was thinking that there is SO much that I would love to do to help grow the #Blogchat community. Personally I find it difficult to follow a Twitter chat because of the multiple, concurrent conversation streams. You can find me at my site – [link] or on Twitter at [link].

Social Media Strategy? Think Like a Reporter

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There is a risk of over-doing things, particularly on Twitter , but as long as your focus is on adding value rather than self-promotion, few followers are likely to complain. There’s no question that blogs (which usually mean WordPress ), Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have emerged as the “big four&# social media venues. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz. Tweet?

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Nine Expert Guides to Local SEO

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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 del.icio.us.

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