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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. Google gets this, though not yet within the construct of the SNS’s.

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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?

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. Including your blog feed or twitter stream will give you an immediate content-focused traffic boost.

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. And Facebook’s size may be no defense against ultimate demise; it wasn’t all that long ago the MySpace was the largest social network, and the experience of social news site Digg—once valued at $100 million but sold recently for just 5% of that —is a cautionary tale. Twitter. Imagine that you walk into a restaurant and there’s no one there to take your order. Twice. Facebook. Google. And listens.

Feed Your Blog Automatically to LinkedIn & Twitter

Writing on the Web

How do you get your blog posts to feed into your LinkedIn profile and Twitter automatically? The second option is to add your Twitter stream to LinkedIn and then by default as long as your blog posts are appearing in Twitter they will also appear on LinkedIn. Twitter. Digg this! Why Use Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn for Content Marketing? Tweet This!

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

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List of Brand-Side Corporate Social Strategists: Twitter Edition

Webbiquity

It’s an outstanding list, categorized by industry including Automotive, Chemicals, Electronics, Telecommunications, and a dozen other sectors, but all of the names were linked to the individuals’ LinkedIn profiles—no Twitter links! It’s also possible there may be errors in my list; please let me know in the comments or through my Twitter if you find any, and I will correct them. Digg this! Here you go. Serious disconnect there.). Followers range from less than 10 (no, that’s not a typo) to more than 10,000. Anyway, on to the list! link]. Tweet This!

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Top 40 Twitter Feeds You’re Not Following

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Nowhere is this more true than on Twitter. So to help remedy the situation, we present our pick for top 40 Twitter handles you may have missed. Read through it or you can follow the whole Twitter list here. M. Janice Lee – A new handle on Twitter, Janice brings her writing and design skills to bear. Twitter. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Social media is a meritocracy, right? Well, not always. The plethora of voices social media unleashed on the world means getting attention can be tough. Often people with great things to say go unnoticed. Share email. Facebook.

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Twitter success stories: Explaining the ROI of Twitter

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How do you PROVE the value of Twitter?  There are MANY benefits to Twitter besides direct sales.  have precious little time, so I better get something big out of Twitter if I am going to devote time to it.  For most smart people, hearing a story of Twitter success is just as good as a pie chart. Digg this! Share and Enjoy: Tags: ROI and measurement twitter

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Twitter IS Social « Digital B2B Marketing

Digital B2B Marketing

In fact, they question if Twitter is more of a broadcast medium than a social medium. The statistic circulating through Twitter (by the way, being shared between connections on Twitter, but I won’t belabor the point) is that 50% of all content consumed on Twitter is generated by only 20,000 users. Twitter creates brand new social connections. It’s not.

5 Sites To Help You Find People To Follow On Twitter | B2Bbloggers.

B2Bbloggers

Followerwonk.com Twitter bio search. It offers very specific advanced search options to allow for very targeted searching of Twitter bios– including by location. Twellow.com Twellow is a directory of public Twitter accounts, and a service of WebProNews. wefollow wefollow is a Twitter directory and search to help you find like minded people with common interests created by digg.

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

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Tweeters : Twitter’s hard but worth it, if you can make the right connection. It might even be worth it to search and discover the right hash tags, or even really spend your time and maybe a little money wooing one of the top Twitter influencers. Search will never be the same as it was as recently as a few years ago. Instead of only producing one very expensive. Do it!

Twitter: the little bird that grew up strong

Writing on the Web

Why Twitter Is Such a Powerful Social Media Platform , this week’s guest post by Phyllis Zimbler Miller , When I first heard Twitter mentioned two years ago – in a teleseminar with the BlogSquad! – I checked it out because I valued Patsi’s advice. At the time the Twitter home page question was something such as: “Let your family and friends know what you are doing now.&#   I thought to myself: Why should they care about this and why should I join the site?  And this list could go on and on with other people adding their own reasons why Twitter is so powerful.

How to use Twitter to crowd-source creativity

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Some I didn’t know at all, some like Gregg Morris and Carla Bobka had become my friends over months of interaction on Twitter. Digg this! Tags: Case studies Twitter best practices best practices business relationships time management I have a “virtual&# company. work with a posse of freelancers who might be spread out all over the country. Share this on del.icio.us.

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.

4 Things Triberr Reminded Me about Twitter

WindMill Networking

When I taught my first Twitter workshops back in 2009, I mentioned one of the many reasons why I was bullish from the start about using HootSuite as a Twitter client: It gave you the ability to seamlessly import RSS feeds. Either way, I wanted to share my own personal experiences of using Triberr in this review and what it has reminded me about what is important about Twitter.

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. traffic Twitter ways Web 2.0 First of all, StumbleUpon is not a niche site. What to do?

A simple strategy to increase your influence on Twitter

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“How do I increase my influence on Twitter?&#. While it remains to be seen if I have actual influence anywhere, I have undoubtedly created substantial, tangible business benefits through Twitter and the social web.  So here’s my strategy. They’re wrong.   If you put time into Twitter but nobody is there to listen and respond, it’s a waste of time, right?  Plus,

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20 Experts, 1 Awesome Resource: The Social Media ProBook

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Twitter. by Joe Chernov | Tweet this You may have noticed that over the past month or so, several influential social media professionals changed their profile pictures to funky avatars of themselves.  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). Right now. Share email.

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. Digg this! Do they ask questions? Answer them? Share this on Bebo.

10 Reasons I Won’t Follow You on Twitter

Webbiquity

Before I start this rant, let me make it clear that I love gaining new followers on Twitter and I’m honored by (almost) every one—I’m grateful that you want to hear what I have to say! Twitter is social media, not a broadcast platform; if you’ve taken an interest in what I tweet, I want to read yours as well, and hopefully we can learn from each other. Digg this!

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

ReadyPulse

• Facebook • TwitterDigg • 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

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

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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+. Content Marketing Internet Marketing Public Relations Social Media Marketing Blog Blogger chris abraham Facebook Google Outreach pinterest social media Speed dating StumbleUpon twitter

Adventures in Frictionless Sharing

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While people are freaking out how privacy-invading frictionless sharing is, we have all been frictionless sharing everything and anything, including our credit card information, SSNs, and secret questions’ answers, with everywhere and everything, including Friendster, MySpace , eHarmony , match.com, Facebook , Twitter , and especially AOL, Yahoo!, What is it, you ask? Oh, what a pity.

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How to recover from the ravages of Google Penguin and Panda

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Instead, you’ll probably need to spend money on Twitter and Facebook advertising if you want to earn easy Likes and followers; otherwise, you can cross-promote your social media properties across all aspects of your company, making sure that your multiple social media profiles are fully-integrated into the rest of your brand. People are freaking out about the new Google Search. Do it.

3 Great Twitter Apps for Content Marketers

Writing on the Web

When it comes to Twitter apps for today’s busy professionals, there are some top notch applications available that will let you maximize your productivity on the service without falling prey to the infamous social media “time suck.&# Here is an inside look at what you need to know about three of the top Twitter Apps for business: CoTweet, HootSuite and Twaitter. CoTweet is designed to allow teams to collaborate to provide real-time responses and relevant content to Twitter and other social media services. Digg this! CoTweet. HootSuite. Twaitter.

Fulfill your resolution to blog in 11 steps

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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.

What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

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Google+ is aiming at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter users. Google+ Answers On Twitter – The new Twitter stream for Google+ Answers community. Twitter. 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. That’s a modest assessment. Make no mistake. How Is It Different?

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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. Digg this! So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year? Enjoy! Email this to a friend? Tweet This!

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

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” 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! Gangnam Style & The Harlem Shake Face Off On Twitter (socialtimes.com).

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. Read more… Social Media Marketing Blog cluetrain manifesto Facebook RSS Seth Godin social media twitte

Upgrade your lame agency website into your social media brand HQ

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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. Image via CrunchBase. What we do own is our own properties. At the end of the day, none of this is yours. What is home? What do I mean by this?

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.

The Story of a Short-Lived Testimonial

ReadyPulse

• Facebook • TwitterDigg • 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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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.

1,600 SXSW Speakers, Three Twitter Lists

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Remarkably (but unsurprisingly) 91% of SXSWi speakers are active on Twitter.  (Who are the 9% who aren’t, and how’d they get selected to present?)  . Today we’re pleased to share with you all the active speakers in three Twitter lists. Yes, we know the event took place over a month ago (which is an eternity on the social Web), but given that I manually researched the handles for all 1,600 speakers and manually entered them in Twitter, a month is breakneck speed.  (The glamorous life of a marketing coordinator!). Social Media Eloqua SxSW SxSW Interactive Twitter

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

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! Tables are out; CSS is in.

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

Webbiquity

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? Digg this! Adoption soared. 85% of Inc. Magazine.