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Successful SNS’s should be modeled on the college campus


There needs to be a campus “brand” (or University) within which the topic-specific “clubs,” “houses,” “fraternities,” “dorms,” and “interest groups” can interact – somewhere where crossovers, cross-fertilization, and aggregation are encouraged – no, needs – to happen. Where is the “kitchen” at the party where every eventually goes to just talk about general interest stuff?

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StumbleUpon: It’s NOT About the SEO! 4 Compelling Reasons to Become a Heavy StumbleUpon User.

WindMill Networking

O.K., I am going to admit that I first joined StumbleUpon as part of a strategy that the “SEO [Search Engine Optimization] Gurus&# recommend to create backlinks to your blog content from social bookmarking sites like Digg and Reddit. You don’t have to do it for every site, but the more you do it, the more SU will know about you and your interests. And you know what?

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 Online Marketing Tools That Boost Campaign Results

KoMarketing Associates

How we use it : By understanding search trends, our team is able to align campaigns with peak interests based on seasonal trends. Simply search for a term of interest, identify what questions are being asked, then create a highly-focused piece of content as a solution. Digg Reader. Digg Reader is a news aggregation service operated by Digg. SEO Tools. What is it?

Best Random but Interesting Posts, Articles and Resources of 2009


Digg this! There’s no magic to linking to a YouTube video, but want to know how to link to a specific point, by minute and second, in a video? How can you make the most of those last few minutes before delivering an online presentation? What exactly is “Web 3.0?&# Beyond standard content like case studies and white papers, what other information formats work best for b2b lead generation and nurturing? You may think of multitasking as easy or difficult—but is it unethical? Where can you find the best online tools for competitive intelligence? ’ by Futurelab. Web 3.0

Helpful Instagram Analytics Tools, and Other Marketing Stories of the Week


is improving its search feature, and even Digg is playing along. If you’re interested in learning more about how brands are using Instagram, check out the full story here. Digg Says It’s Growing, Starting to Monetize, From Marketing Land. Looks like Digg is finding more opportunities for marketers to advertise on its platform! Guess what. Can you believe it? Updates!

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Don’t They Know Who You Are? Why Reputation Management is Crucial


Record a short video introducing yourself and your company to potential customers and anyone else who may be interested. Create accounts on social bookmarking sites like Wikio , Mixx , Digg and/or StumbleUpon. Also submit other items that may be of interest to your customers and prospects. Digg this! This Time, It’s Personal. How To Be Seen. Start Twittering.

Bye Bye, Google Reader: 3 Viable RSS Reader Alternatives You Can Use


Alternative 2: Digg Reader. Digg is probably better known for its link sharing product, but it''s a natural jump for the company to create a reader of its own. little less established than Feedly, Digg Reader was released in beta after working on it for a few months. If you''re cool with some potential bugginess, though, Digg might be the right new reader for you to try out.

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How to Stay on Top of Industry News & Trends: 35 Simple IFTTT Hacks to Try


Find your focus with these Recipes: they’ll help you quickly save interesting articles and content you come across during your day, and send them all to the service of your choice. 10) Get an email whenever Digg publishes a new story featuring a specific keyword. 15) Get an email with the most Dugg video on Digg every day. 29) Automatically tweet your Diggs.

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17 Realistic Ways to Get More Website Traffic


But it works every time, and it’s a legitimate traffic source. 6) Submit your content to StumbleUpon , Reddit , Digg , Technorati and elsewhere. You reach out to them and ask them to share your content because it would be of interest to them. Check out Ninja Outreach if you’re interested in this technique. Traffic is to digital marketing like gasoline is to an engine.

Interview with Elizabeth Houston, aap3 for Cisco – On Social Engagement and Advocacy


Q: How did you get your start in Social Media? A: I have always been interested in technology in general, especially community building. • Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google

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How to Make Content More Engaging: 10 Tips

Writing on the Web

The interesting thing about appealing to emotions is that whether you do it through pictures, stories, or text, you don’t actually have to be emotional. Digg this! Ten experts responded, including moi , and their answers are illuminating. In my opinion and experience, content that engages is emotional. The human brain is emotional at its very core. Tell a story. Ask questions.

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Content Rules: Secrets of Writing Compelling Content

Writing on the Web

What exactly is going to interest your ideal readers and clients? How can you make your writing interesting, more like a good movie or book? Interesting. Digg this! Marketing nowadays requires writing and publishing great content in multiple ways. That’s why there’s a tsunami of information online about content marketing. Many experts echo: tell stories.

What Google and Facebook Hide From You

Writing on the Web

That doesn’t interest me. Digg this! Do you ever wonder what Google , Facebook , and other sites record about your online viewing habits? They know more about you than you realize. And they don’t ask you, they simply assume way too much. For example, although I live and work from Mexico, I do almost all my business and shopping in the US, in English. Blog this on Blogger.

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How PR and Social Media Can Work Together


And both rely on the ability to tell an interesting story. Digg this! Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. Both are primarily focused on brand awareness, credibility building and image enhancement. Both are critical tools for dealing with bad news or crisis situations. Both require relationships with influential people in one’s industry to be effective. Tweet This!

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7 Quick Ways to Curate Industry Content for Your Blog


Some of the two most popular are Feedly and Digg, though there are certainly other options, too. Digg: Search URL to add content. If the content you''re interested in is largely in the many Groups on LinkedIn, select to be notified when there''s Group activity so you can check in. 6) Check Out Forums -- May I Suggest Quora? Share your tips with us in the comments! Blogging

People Curation


Crowdsourced content curation (Digg and StumbleUpon). My belief is that all of this will be more interesting as we better understand social signals especially as they scale.  As part of Aggregage , we already do a lot with people curation as a means of filtering.  But before I get to that, let me step through what he talks about. Manually curate people, not content (Triberr).

An interesting interview with SAP’s social media director

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Working for a company that’s a player in the SCRM space adds yet another dimension to my interest. Digg this! I pleased to present today an interview with William Robb , Director, Social Media Marketing for SAP. SAP is the world’s largest provider of business software and the social media role is extremely complex. What’s your background and how did it prepare you for this role?

Web Presence Optimization, Reloaded


Promote your content (though not only your content, but other content your readers/followers/fans may be interested in) on popular social bookmarking sites like Digg , delicious , Reddit and StumbleUpon. As online strategy increasingly is business strategy , web presence optimization (dominating the search results for your name and unique tagline) is now more important than ever.

Best Social Media Management Tools for Small Business Owners

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Global filters enable you to block content you’re not interested in, to help keep your feed streamlined. Enables users to populate multiple Twitter and Facebook feeds and Facebook pages, as well as Flickr stream, Google Reader, Digg and RSS subscriptions. By Kerry Gorgone, Contributing {grow} Columnist. Entrepreneurs are universally short on time and money. Hootsuite / Seesmic. Tweet.

Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Trick 1) Place specific Job Titles into the Likes and Interest field. If they are friends perhaps they share a common interest and one of those interests could be your company. Digg this! If I could offer you a billboard in the middle of Times Square for little to no cost for you to advertise your company would you do it? Go big and go broad with the Job Titles.

Content Curation: How to Become a Thought Leader

Writing on the Web

Content curation is a relatively new term, and is key to always providing fresh information that interests your audience. Digg this! Here’s an important post from Joe Pulizzi’s Junta42 blog, Content Curation Grows Up, Original Content Still Key. share these key points with anyone who struggles with writing online for their business and needs ideas for what to write.

Analog Bridges Help Cross the Social Media/Digital Divide ~ScoopD

B2B Marketing Savvy

Digg = Cocktail Party (What’s the latest topic, hottest new trends). If you like/are interested in B2B Marketing, the Agency-Client Relationship discussion and/or other Marcom mysteries, please subscribe to my RSS feed. World Tagged: Delicious, Digg, Facebook, Google Alerts, Joint Marketing, social media, social network, Twitter. Welcome!

Analog Bridges to Help Cross the Social Media/Digital Divide ~ScoopD

B2B Marketing Savvy

Digg = Cocktail Party (What’s the latest topic, hottest new trends). If you like/are interested in B2B Marketing, the Agency-Client Relationship discussion and/or other Marcom mysteries, please subscribe to my RSS feed. World Tagged: Delicious, Digg, Facebook, Google Alerts, Joint Marketing, social media, social network, Twitter. Welcome!

Web Presence Optimization, Reloaded


Promote your content (though not only your content, but other content your readers/followers/fans may be interested in) on popular social bookmarking sites like Digg , delicious , Reddit and StumbleUpon. As online strategy increasingly is business strategy , web presence optimization (dominating the search results for your name and unique tagline) is now more important than ever.

Content Marketing Videos: Speak to Problems First

Writing on the Web

but without focusing on the problems people struggle with, nobody is going to be interested in the fact that you’re the best coach or consultant around. Digg this! What’s the best way to write a script for a video ? Content marketing with videos is a key marketing tool, and it’s getting easier to do. just love this service. This is key for content marketing.

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31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010


realtime social search engine that pulls current and recent results for any term from Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, Digg and Delicious. Find long-lost acquaintances, extended family members, or a future love interest. Interesting, though the “Who’s searching for you&# feature appears to be more a spammy sales tool than a functional offer. Digg this! Klout.

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Adventures in Frictionless Sharing


The framework that Facebook, digg, reddit, StumbleUpon , and Twitter is based upon, requiring liking, digging, redditing, thumbs-upping, or retweeting, demands way too much commitment from the casual visitor on a daily basis. I have been exploring frictionless sharing for years in the form of auto-tweets, retweets, automatic cross-posting, and attention data. What What is it, you ask?

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Fulfill your resolution to blog in 11 steps


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. Surely, there are blogs, properties, and platforms that are interesting enough for people to want to pay you to post content, reviews, and press releases on your blog. Finis.

Will Content Marketing Destroy Social Media?

B2B Marketing Insider

When the objective is appropriately on meeting our audiences’ needs and not our own self-interests, then content marketing is the only way to be effective at reaching our buyers and influencers. The quality measures extend beyond pure readership to engagement metrics such as the tens of thousands of shares via social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Digg, etc.). mean “Whoa!”…The

What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

It's All About Revenue

Another feature is Sparks, which helps you discover news articles you might want to share based on your interests. I’ve been playing around on Google+ for the past two weeks and I see a lot of positive comments on this feature. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Unless you’ve avoided the Internet over the past two weeks, you’ve probably heard about Google’s big play into the social web. You don’t.

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[Chart] How Personalization Increases Email Open Rates

It's All About Revenue

Nothing beats putting in timely and relevant information that you have gathered about your contacts interests, for example by indicating that the event your promoting is in the city they are in. by Egan Cheung | Tweet this What’s in a name? When it comes to email marketing , a lot. It turns out that personalizing your subject line can help – if you do it right.  over the average.

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media


Some aren’t interested, some are game, and others are curious but need more information. Like speed-dating, we’re not interested in the no’s but we’re interested in the yes’s. My expertise, however, is online community outreach and engagement. So, what my team and I developed is the equivalent of blogger-brand speed dating. And it works.

8 (of the) Best Web Analytics Guides of 2010


Interesting, but definitely not for beginners. Digg this! One of the great advantages of online marketing is that it’s measurable to far greater degree of precision and richness than older media like broadcast and print. How do you filter out that noise and focus on the measures that provide real guidance for improving online business results? Share this on Bebo. Tweet This!

How to recover from the ravages of Google Penguin and Panda


People are freaking out about the new Google Search. Online marketplaces that have historically been very profitable in the past have dropped off a cliff for many companies, be it direct sales eCommerce or public relations campaigns. Everyone wants to know both why this has happened and how to make it right. What’s In the past, too, Google was a little desperate. Google Search is people!

Business Blog Writing: Come on, light my fire!

Writing on the Web

In the sample quote I used about a “128-bit secure site,&# wouldn’t it be more interesting if the business blogged about a client who had a bad experience using an unsecured website? Digg this! Why is content marketing and persuasion so difficult, and what can you do to set people on fire? Of course, who wouldn’t? There are two ways to persuade people. Tweet This!

When Business Blogging Works Too Well…

Writing on the Web

The more work I’m getting ghost blogging for executive coaches , the more interesting my writing becomes, and the more fun I’m having. Digg this! Blogging for your business works like this: You blog about the problems you solve for your clients. You get found on the Web by the people who need your services. People get to know you, like you, trust you. They email or call and hire you. Here’s my own example. think I enjoy blogging for other people more than I do for myself! went from #4 to #10 to #17…to #45. I may soon be off the list entirely. Yikes!

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

Marketing to Business Executives Blog

Share this: Email Print Facebook Share Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Categories: Buyer behavior , Content curation , Content marketing , Customer knowledge , Thought leadership Tags: Aggregare , CIThread , ConnectedN , Crowdsourcing , Curation Station , DayLife , Eqentia , HiveFire , Loud3r , OneSpot , PublishThis , Real-time news , StoryCrawler , Thoora , Twitter Like Be the first to like this post.

Content Marketing Tip: Use Ready-to-Publish Articles

Writing on the Web

That story is very interesting to people. Digg this! Content marketing is easier when you can outsource some of the writing and researching to qualified writers. great way to short-cut the time needed to research, write and publish quality online content is to find a good writer to supply articles. You can find good writers in just about any field. Entertain. Engage. Enrich.

DemandCon: Why Storytelling Drives Demand Generation [Video]

It's All About Revenue

Stories interest buyers because people are more curious about the Why than the What or the How. See how one lulls you to sleep and the other sparks your interest? by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this. Jeff Ernst would like you to know that people don’t give a hoot about your product. They care about why you bothered to build it, package it and sell it. People don’t buy into your product.