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What Could Kill Google and Facebook

Webbiquity

potential Google killer , Facebook killer or even Twitter killer may not do it with superior technology, but simply with a better user experience. Facebook. One of the biggest complaints about Facebook is of course its constantly changing interface , and its convoluted privacy settings have also repeatedly come under fire (as have changes to its privacy settings ). Granted, even with its never-ending UI changes, Facebook is easy enough to use even for technophobic grandmas. Imagine that you walk into a restaurant and there’s no one there to take your order.

Successful SNS’s should be modeled on the college campus

Biznology

Facebook , Google +, reddit, and even Twitter does a beautiful job of doing this, incidentally, allowing both the big tent generalist socialization and connection while also really being able to break into departments, clubs, and little hidy-holes where you can enjoy an ad hoc get together with friends and co-conspirators. Facebook does this amazingly well. Stuff that matters.”

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Connect Your Blog to Facebook Automatically

Writing on the Web

Are your blog posts fed automatically into Facebook? The other day I was horrified to learn that a dear client was manually posting his blog articles to Facebook. So I asked Facebook expert Annalaura Brown to write this guest post. How to Automatically Link Blog Posts to Facebook. Facebook. 1.       Use the networked blogs application. Digg this! Yikes!

Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the great things about the Facebook is that it provides you access to a large audience of over 550 Million people worldwide at a very low cost so why not take advantage of it. This is why today on Facebook seems so familiar to me – while the buying process is less about keywords and more about precise targeting – the costs seem awfully familiar. Share this on Facebook.

10 New Facebook Features Your Brand Needs To Know

It's All About Revenue

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this If your company uses Facebook to drive online engagement, then you’ve likely noticed the flurry of enhancements the social media giant has made in recent months. So we turned to the cadre of experts at Involver , a Preferred Facebook Developer and technology provider, to break down the 10 most important new Facebook features for marketers.

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

Webbiquity

Facebook is an extraordinary phenomenon. Also included are a few posts from Facebook proponents, and skeptics, to help you determine if you even really need to be concerned with any of this — or if your social media marketing efforts might be best directed elsewhere. Facebook Marketing Tips and Tactics. How to set up a Facebook fan page that works by Direct Creative Blog. How to Better Engage Facebook Fan Page ‘Fans’ by Social Media Examiner. Facebook Marketing Tips: Make the Most of Your Fan Page by TopRank Online Marketing Blog. Facebook SEO.

Generating a Buyer Persona with Facebook Advertising

Buzz Marketing for Technology

How … Facebook! As you may be aware I co-wrote the book Facebook Marketing for Dummies (Wiley) and I am in the middle of working on Facebook Advertising for Dummies (Wiley) right now. And I stumbled upon this concept while working on a Facebook Ad campaign. Frankly that’s buyer persona gold for free from your Facebook Ad campaign. Share this on Facebook.

The One Effective Use of Facebook for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

You’ve seen the eye-popping statistics: Facebook now has more than 350 million active users. TechCrunch predicts that “by this summer (2010) well over half of all Internet users will likely visit Facebook each month.&# It’s now the second most-visited site on the web , behind only Google. Digg this! Not even close. It isn’t demographics. Tweet This!

Facebook Enables Brands To Tag Photos. Proceed With Caution.

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Not sure if you heard, but last week Facebook made some changes to its photo tagging feature. Makes sense, especially since tagging a photo is innately more intimate than simply liking a page on Facebook. When a person posts a photo on Facebook, it can be tagged with a link to the profiles of everyone who appears in that photo. Facebook. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this.

Facebook Advertising for Dummies (Wiley)

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Whether you’re on the Facebook  home page, reading comments on a friends’ Walls, or playing your favorite Facebook game, you have probably noticed at least one advertisement running on the right hand side on the page. And many large advertisers, such as Pepsi, Proctor & Gamble, and Wal-Mart are running ads on Facebook, but so are many small businesses. Digg this!

4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook

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Facebook’s Like Button adds Life to your Content

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At last count well over 100,000 websites integrate some form of Facebook’s social plugins (including my site!). They’ve integrated the new Like feature with every product on the site so at a quick view, you can see the number of “Facebookers” who Like the item and maybe even cast your own vote. Share this on Facebook. Digg this! Email this to a friend? Tweet This!

Facebook can’t be stopped and here’s why!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I am just putting the finishing touches on the 2nd Edition of Facebook Marketing for Dummies (Wiley) with my co-author Rich Krueger (and BTW we have sold over 20,000 copies in less than a year!). We also just completed Facebook Advertising for Dummies (Wiley) which is due to ship in November. Facebook also overtook Google in page views just recently. Share this on Facebook.

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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. Social bookmarking websites always confuse my social media strategy customers. And I’m not alone.

Snooping on Facebook: Not just for stalkers any more

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When she told me the following story I was frankly a little weirded-out.   Let’s see what you think about using Facebook as an investigation tool after reading my daughter’s guest post … Since my last post on {grow} , I’m a year older, I’ve aced all my classes, started my own blog and developed a fondness for coconut ice cream.  His Facebook page is private.

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[Interview] Klout & Involver On Influence And Facebook Marketing

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by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this If you follow social media, online influence or Facebook marketing, chances are you heard the news last week between Klout and Involver. Klout measures influence on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and, most recently , LinkedIn. The connection between social media influence and Facebook marketing made headlines. Facebook. Reddit.

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Facebook Fan Page: Top 5 Reasons to Have One

Writing on the Web

As some of you know, I’m not an avid Facebook fan, but as a business owner, I don’t ignore the fact that so many people use it daily. Unlike a Facebook personal profile, Facebook Fan Pages allow you to: Get to know your clients – FB Fan pages track some demographics of your Fans. Digg this! Share this on Facebook. Hope you “like&# it!

Could Facebook become a Lead Nurturing platform?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But Facebook? It involves seeing from the front end of the sale all the way to the consummation of the sale and I believe Facebook has or is planning to have some of the most critical elements all on their platform (and all for free!). Element #3 – Events – throwing events in Facebook is easy, but taking that data and adding that to a profile isn’t. Share this on Facebook.

Search isn’t about search anymore, it’s about social

Biznology

Using platforms like Pinterest , Google+, Facebook , Instagram, and other sites, are essential. Facebookers : Everyone in the entire world is on Facebook. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ : You’ve probably got these sorted out already; though I seriously doubt that you are actually doing anything with Google+, though you should be. Influencer Outreach. Do it!

Adventures in Frictionless Sharing

Biznology

What this means is that all you need to do is look at a particular piece of content such as a news item, story, video, or content, and the object of your attention–whatever you read at the moment of reading it–is appended in mention and link to your Facebook timeline. What is it, you ask? Microsoft, and the #1 data-vacuum, Google. Oh, what a pity.

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[Chart] Can Google’s +1 Catch Up With The Facebook “Like”

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by Egan Cheung | Tweet this With much fanfare, Google launched it’s equivalent of the Facebook “Like&# to websites, blog posts and more recently. (We wrote about the topic here.). While the move got plenty of press, Google has a lot of catching up to do with the Facebook “Like&# , which shows no signs of slowing down. Facebook. Share email. LinkedIn. Reddit.

20 Expert Tips for Better Facebook Marketing

Hubspot

If you've been reading our blog and other marketing blogs out there, hopefully you're convinced that setting up a Facebook Page can be beneficial to your business. Nurturing a Facebook presence that actually provides business benefits takes some work. That's why we've gathered the following 20 expert tips to help you take your Facebook marketing to the next level. Be Active.

What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

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It’s called Google+ , and it’s been labeled the search giant’s Facebook contender. Google+ is aiming at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter users. At its core Google+ is a social media platform, much like Facebook. We wrote last week about how Google’s +1 button had a lot of catching up to do with to match the popularity of the Facebook “Like” button. Facebook. Reddit.

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10 Ways to Use Facebook as a List Building Tool

Writing on the Web

Facebook can be a powerful list building tool if you know how to use it properly as such. This is Facebook’s way of allowing you to write blog posts directly on FB. Photos are very popular and you can include some text with your link along with a photo that is relevant to your offer. 8.       Use Facebook groups. Digg this! Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!

Will Facebook replace your B2B Marketing email system?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I want to roll the clock back a few weeks to the announcement of an initiative by Facebook called – Project Titan. Well first that means that Facebook will issue 400 Million email account – which is no small feat. Second those email accounts will be tied to your Facebook profile Vanity URL in my case PaulDunay@facebook.com. Share this on Facebook. Digg this!

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How to Save Time & Effort with Your Social Media/Facebook Posting

Fearless Competitor

Those business owners need to set up accounts for Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google +. StumbleUpon, Digg, Pinterest, etc. This article is for The Frontier Small Business “How to Become a Social All-Star” Contest. Small business owners face a key dilemma when promoting their businesses via social media. It can be incredibly time-consuming. Or do they? No problem.

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Facebook Advertising – will continue to improve and unfortunately get more expensive. So people are looking for an alternative and that’s Facebook Advertising. even wrote a book this year on just this topic called Facebook Advertising for Dummies (Wiley). Startups like Payvment , and Alvenda will help companies large and small to open up shop in Facebook. Enjoy!

Revenue Performance Management to Marketing Automation: What Facebook was to MySpace?

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Revenue Performance Management is to Marketing Automation as: Facebook is to MySpace. Facebook has succeeded by appealing to a broader audience through a more interactive experience. It’s great for marketing teams to have a Twitter and Facebook account, but if you aren’t tracking metrics such as behavior, conversions, discussion topics, etc., Facebook. Revenue Performance Management crm Eloqua Facebook IBM Lauren Carlson lead management Lead Nurturing marketing automation MySpace RPM Salesforce salesforce.com Software Advice TerradataLast question.

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What Google+ Needs to Offer Businesses

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But the built-up anticipation raises the following question: What exactly does Google Plus business pages need to woo brands, especially those in the grip of Facebook? Google Plus has been growing at healthy clip, but its overall size is tiny compared to Facebook’s 750 million users. Facebook analytics is focused primarily on Facebook and Twitter remains ad hoc. Reddit.

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Fulfill your resolution to blog in 11 steps

Biznology

And, if you’re really committed, try out all the platforms in order to build your personal brands: YouTube, Soundcloud, Facebook , Google+, Twitter, Reddit, StumbleUpon , Digg, Tumblr, as well as your blog. You need to jump in, feet-first, into social media, including your own personal Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ profile. Good for you. Blog wasn’t built in a day.

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

Biznology

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+. And their tweets and Facebook posts and their Tumblr and Pinterest and reddit and everywhere else. My expertise, however, is online community outreach and engagement. And it works.

Beating Amazon at the Review Game: Top 3 Ways to Boost Sales With Social Media Testimonials

ReadyPulse

Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google Most major brands are now allocating larger parts of their overall marketing budget to custom content. With content marketing on the rise – a record $43.9

20 Experts, 1 Awesome Resource: The Social Media ProBook

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Specifically, it will answer the following questions (and more): How to optimize your Facebook newsfeed to be seen by as many fans as possible (by Jeff Widman, aka “The Facebook Whisperer&# ). Facebook. Edelman’s David Armano went so far as to name his digital persona Vector David (I didn’t have the heart to point out his digital doppelganger’s unfortunate initials).

Your corporate website needs to become a trap

Biznology

The true results might surprise you — your best performers may well not be Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as you may expect. As a result, there are folks all over Facebook, Twitter, Fliboard, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, and Tumblr who are looking for things to share to show how smart they are to their followers but no longer blog themselves. The next step is to trap them.