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Successful SNS’s should be modeled on the college campus

Biznology

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 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.

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?

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?

Best Random but Interesting Posts, Articles and Resources of 2009

Webbiquity

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

17 Realistic Ways to Get More Website Traffic

Act-On

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

ReadyPulse

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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The 12 Days of Social Media; a Holiday Post

NuSpark

I don’t know if I am a great Christmas caroler, but I do like to play with words, and engage audiences with interesting posts.  In the spirit of the holidays, and with inbound marketing and social media continuing to explode, here’s my take on the 12 Days of Christmas , social media style. Digg and Reddit bookmarking.  . On the 12 th Day of Christmas, my content gave to me….  .

How to Use Article Marketing as Part of Your Social Media Strategy

Webbiquity

As you may know by now, article marketing is an effective way to gain credibility and establish yourself as an expert in your field.  By writing articles about topics of interest to your readers, and distributing them on article directories, you can give your content the kind of exposure that would be hard to get anywhere else.  Digg this! Guest post by Beth Hrusch. Tweet This!

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

Webbiquity

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.

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

Hubspot

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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11 of the Best Slack Apps & Integrations to Try

Hubspot

Here's a video showing how it works: Although the main use case the folks at Marker talk about is bug-tracking, you can use it for a lot more than that: reporting small typos, capturing parts of interesting articles, sharing ideas for where to go to lunch, and so on. 3) Intro. Discover great web content curated by Digg. digg (keyword): Lets you search content by keyword.

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

Hubspot

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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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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Best Social Media Management Tools for Small Business Owners

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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.

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

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

Hubspot

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Webbiquity

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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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.

Adventures in Frictionless Sharing

Biznology

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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People Curation

Aggregage

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). Paper.li

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. 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.

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

Webbiquity

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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How to recover from the ravages of Google Penguin and Panda

Biznology

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!

Web Presence Optimization, Reloaded

Webbiquity

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 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.

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.

8 (of the) Best Web Analytics Guides of 2010

Webbiquity

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!

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

Biznology

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.

Survey: More Than Half of Marketers Responsible for Revenue Goals

It's All About Revenue

Other interesting findings from the survey: Nearly 89% of those surveyed said emphasis on marketing measurement has increased in the last 12 to 24 months. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Calls for a revenue revolution in the marketing world appear to be gaining ground, according to new survey conducted by DemandGen Report and Eloqua. Nearly 53% of respondents said that their marketing departments were responsible for meeting a revenue goal. That figure shows that more marketing departments are moving away from fuzzy measurements towards accounting for their impact on revenue growth. Reddit.

26 Ways to Promote Your Blog Post

Marketing Action

Tweet at or email people who would be interested in your post. Just be 100% sure the people you reach out to will be interested in your post, and make 100% sure (again) your post is worth their attention. Try out   Digg , Alltop , Technorati.com , or BloggerScope. Search on “bookmarking” and click around to find a few sites that serve the interests of your likely readers.

6 Sure-fire, Can’t Miss Ways to Increase Blog Views

It's All About Revenue

This is interesting.  We have aired dirty laundry on our blog three times.  by Joe Chernov | Tweet this We recently deconstructed why some of Eloqua’s 280 blog posts generated considerably more views than others.  We looked at the headline, topic, author and whether or not there was any PR driving traffic to the post.   Then we came up with six absolute locks for triggering views. Simply put, do these six things, get more viewers.  Here goes: Host original content. Your blog needs to be the hub of your content wheel.  If you can’t create, curate. The public wants packaged content. 

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11 Features to Bring Salesforce Chatter to Life

It's All About Revenue

Chatter swarm is a Force.com Labs application that can be configured to have users auto follow each other, or records of interest – like your big deals. 2. by Andrew Sinclair | Tweet this. Salesforce.com’s slick demos show how users can seamlessly collaborate through it’s micro-blogging system Chatter. At At its core, Chatter is about creating news feeds from people and recording updates. These news feeds let users stay informed, collaborate, and act on real time information. Behind Behind this seemingly simple tool, there are an exploding number of features. Distribute Chatter anywhere.

11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity

This person is answering questions about your products and/or services, responding to or redirecting complaints, sharing interesting content, providing more information…you’ll probably want to be a bit careful about who gets this responsibility. -> 2. Digg this! This confusion is partly due to some still-common misconceptions about social media marketing. Argh, no!

Bringing down the Twitter snobs

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Mitch lives the life of a Twitter snob, exclusively following only the most select and obviously interesting people. Digg this! It seems that Mitch Joel and I are becoming the Social Media Odd Couple.  I like Mitch. He’s smart. It’s just that I think he is so frequently wrong. Too bad. Don’t do it.&#. Having an appearance of exclusivity adds to your credibility.