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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!

10 Ways to Kickstart Your Inbound Marketing Program

Digital B2B Marketing

Here are social platforms to consider: Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Slideshare YouTube Facebook LinkedIn Although Facebook and LinkedIn may be core to your long-term inbound marketing program, you cannot emulate organic social media sharing with paid programs on these sites nearly as well. In contrast, Twitter, StumbleUpon and Digg indicate a listing is sponsored, but otherwise include it in the interface like other content. Demand Generation Media Social Media digg Facebook Focus inbound marketing reddit Slideshare social advertising stumbleupon twitter Youtube

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.

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.

4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook

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Facebook Enables Brands To Tag Photos. Proceed With Caution.

It's All About Revenue

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.

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[Interview] Klout & Involver On Influence And Facebook Marketing

It's All About Revenue

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.

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.

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

It's All About Revenue

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.

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!

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!

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.

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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What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

It's All About Revenue

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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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!

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.

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).

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 Google+ Needs to Offer Businesses

It's All About Revenue

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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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

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!

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.

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.

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.

11 digital marketing resolution ideas for ’13

Biznology

However, if you’ll notice, most of what folks are sharing online via Twitter , Facebook , Pinterest , Tumblr, and Google + are articles via links. You can add plugins that automagically optimize your site for search as well reduce the friction associated with sharing by dropping share buttons into your content from Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and even Google’s +1.

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

Biznology

” While that may not be a direct quote, it’s what I heard and this is what I made of it: You may well have a line when it comes to what you will and won’t say on social media, on your blog, Twitter , Facebook, et al — and that line might really and truly be right on the edge of propriety, too! What do I mean? “Goose, it’s time to buzz the tower.” And

My social media marketing posts from 2011

Biznology

In today’s decontextualized world of walls, feeds, RSS , e-mail, diggs, reddits, Stumbles, tweets, and retweets, you need to attract your potential reader based only on the appeal of your title and nothing else, especially if you’re new to blogging and don’t happen to be Seth Godin. Any more and we maybe get only a tweet or a Facebook Like. call this “fire for effect.” Size matters.”

The Story of a Short-Lived Testimonial

ReadyPulse

Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google As marketers we all know how difficult it is to delight our customers. Harder still is getting  the customer to say something good about our brand.

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Feed Your Blog Automatically to LinkedIn & Twitter

Writing on the Web

This is the 2nd part of her post Connect Your Blog to Facebook. Your first option is to use the networked blogs and check off that you want your posts to go to Twitter in addition to Facebook. Follow these steps and automatically share your blog posts on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter and your blog traffic and online lead generation will increase significantly. Digg this!

The best online reputation defense is a good offense

Biznology

Online Reputation Online Reputation Management Reputation Management Reputation.com CafeMom Facebook Google GovLoop linkedin LiveJournal social media StumbleUpon twitter TypePadIf you’re a serious businessman who’s business isn’t digital, you’re probably too busy making money to fart around on social media. Social media’s stupid, right? So, please beware.

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!

Build some social media marketing backbone you big wuss

Biznology

So, if you don’t have the stones to get out there to identify your target market or markets, find out who the top influencers are, find out where they live online and what they’re saying, and then discovering how to contact them, be it via email, forms, on Daily Mile, Facebook, LinkedIn , or wherever — and then reach out and say hello. Or your village. Make it you.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

Facebook is the world’s most visited social media brand with 54% of the worlds internet population visiting the brand. More than 700,000 local businesses have active Pages on Facebook. Facebook, Twitter Growing As Video Referral Sources by MediaPost Online Media Daily. Are Twitter Followers Better Than Facebook Fans? Facebook reaches 57% of the U.S. Adam T.

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

Webbiquity

Facebook added more than 200 million users last year, and Twitter more than doubled in size, adding 115 million. Dan Neely discusses which social networking sites get the most attention from marketers (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, no surprises there), how marketers can best use social media for branding and business development, and concerns about the use of social media in brand planning.

11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity

On the consumer side, the largest cohort of Facebook’s user base is the 35-54 age group, and the fastest growing is the 55+ cohort. 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! Share this on Facebook. Social media marketing is really hard. Argh, no!

The Future of Social Media

Webbiquity

Gutenberg didn’t “invent&# printing any more than Zuckerberg really invented social networking—online forums and chat rooms existed long before Facebook—but like Zuckerberg’s, his creation popularized the medium.) So for roughly the first 4,500 years of the existence of written language, there was no ability to mass produce written documents. Digg this! Tweet This!

Images are now mandatory in social media content

Biznology

Facebook , Google +, and Twitter have become much better at following links and automagically populating your shares with photos, videos, titles, and teasers (instead of just making your Bit.ly If your goal is to be shared or read and you’re participating in social media in order to further your personal or corporate brand, then blog, tweet, Facebook, Tumbl, and Posterous without illustrating that content with a photo, chart, illustration, pull-quote, logo, portrait, or infographic at your own peril. have sort of known this for years, especially since I share like crazy.

5 Steps to Use Customer Service to Identify and Leverage Social Content from Brand Advocates

ReadyPulse

Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google Delivering best customer experience is a critical objective of every customer-centric business. Customer support and service departments play a phenomenal role in delivering such great customer experience after the initial transaction.

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