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Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it

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. Building an engaged community through a business blog can be extremely difficult — sometimes impossible. Look at companies like General Electric who do an amazing job with their blog and yet have almost no “community&# or comments at all. Do your competitors have a blog?

Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Read on to learn how social media is changing PR, how pitching bloggers is different from traditional media outreach, how to optimize press releases for search and online distribution, which tools should be in your social PR toolbox and more here in some of the best articles and blog posts on social PR of 2010 so far. SESNY: 5 Tips To Optimize Press Releases For Search by TopRank Online Marketing Blog. Share this on Facebook.

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36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity

It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook. Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. It started 2010 with roughly 350 million users and is now on its way to 600 million.

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The State of the Blogosphere 2010

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Blogging appeared passé as many individuals opted for microblogging, investing in the art of the short form. But blogging perseveres – as it should. Blogs are the digital library of our intellect, experience, and vision. With blogs, we are investing in our digital legacy.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

Social media networks and blogs consume nearly 25% of people’s time online. 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.

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50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Although fewer Americans use Twitter than Facebook, Twitter users “are far more likely to follow Brands/ Companies than social networkers in general. In Social Media, Twitter is Just the Start by Social Steve’s Blog. Share this on Facebook.

4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Business Mobile 2.0 Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! A couple of months ago, we talked about ways to engage your fan base on Facebook.

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.

A fascinating “hardcore” B2B social media success

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> Created a blog that frequently featured their customers. They also used the blog as a way to establish conversations in the industry. > These channels included:blog, e-newsletter, Twitter, light-hearted videos, podcasts, Facebook and LinkedIn. >

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.

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. What types of information are worth sharing, beyond blog posts? How Many Times Do You Tweet Your Blog Post?

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

LinkedIn is firmly ensconced among the “big 3″ social networks for marketing and business purposes, and though its base of 80 million members is far smaller than the 600 million users of Facebook, its impact in B2B marketing is larger. Share this on Facebook.

78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

With the amount of helpful content about social media marketing growing faster than Facebook’s user base or Lindsay Lohan’s court appearances, it’s tough to keep up. Andrew Ran Wong provides a valuable list of productivity tips for Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, Google and other social networks to help readers get more done in less time. How to Monitor Your Social Media Presence in 10 Minutes a Day by HubSpot Blog. Share this on Facebook.

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

Webbiquity

If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. Facebook added more than 200 million users last year, and Twitter more than doubled in size, adding 115 million.

Top 56 B2B Marketing Posts for September 2010

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Best of B2B Marketing for September 2010. Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far) - Webbiquity , September 1, 2010 Social media has fundamentally altered the practice of public relations. Social media and the big conversation “fail” - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , September 26, 2010 I am feeling sad and a bit ashamed of myself. B2B Voices , September 1, 2010 Image via CrunchBase. Setting up a B2B blog or a Facebook or Twitter [.].

Best Website Design Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity

Why settle for plain social media icons on your website or blog when you can add personality with these sets, featuring social media icons in woodgrain, blue jelly, hand-drawn doodle, origami, chrome, grunge, crumpled paper and other outside-the-box styles. 5 Things That Websites Need in 2010!

Generating a Buyer Persona with Facebook Advertising

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Translation – it provides a rich target for your marketing, you may even put a name or a face to it as one of his blog post detailed called How Well do you Know your Buyer Personas ? How … Facebook! And I stumbled upon this concept while working on a Facebook Ad campaign.

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

In this example, a press release is distributed online, posted to the company’s Facebook and Twitter updates, and used to create a social media release (using a tool such as PitchEngine ). These links send more traffic to the blog (which the blogger likes) and spread the company’s fame.

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Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Over the last few years of writing this blog I have talked a lot about the virtues of creating a steady stream of content that is consistent in its frequency to bring people back to your site time and time again. As you may know already, blogging is a quantity game. A recent Cone Inc.’s

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

Webbiquity

Economic conditions may have been tough in 2010, but there was no shortage of online innovation. Create your own online newspaper from Twitter and Facebook updates based on any topic or group of contributors. Another Cool Tool To Optimize Your Site Loading Speed by Daily Blog Tips.

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Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

Webbiquity

Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn groups, community sites (e.g. Share this on Facebook. Though business use of social media is rapidly increasing, many executives remain skeptical of its value.

Top 25 Articles and 8 Topics in B2B Marketing for March 2010

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March 2010. Great stuff in the world of B2B Marketing for March 2010. We’ve hit a new low: The shittiest social media marketing plan ever - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , March 10, 2010 A local news and media company is getting into the social media consulting business. Real Examples of Social Media ROI - Customer Experience Matrix , March 19, 2010 Summary: some published examples of “hard&# ROI from social media. Socialnomics blog by Erik.

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Internet Trends From The Web 2.0 Summit

B2B Marketing Insider

Skip to content Home About Michael Brenner Appearances B2B Marketing Insider Michael Brenner's Blog on B2B Marketing Content Marketing Demand Generation Mobile Sales Alignment Search Marketing Social Media Strategy November 30, 2010 Subscribe Internet Trends From The Web 2.0

The New Marketing Accountability

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Michaels B2BMarketingInsider blog is dedicated to sharing the ideas, topics and marketing strategies that drive real results like sales, leads, and higher customer loyalty. Follow Me: Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Recent Tweets Have any B2B examples?

15 things marketers should stop doing and thinking in 2011

Chris Koch

From Facebook to email to putting telephones on employees’ desks (remember, the telephone started as a “consumer” communication technology, too), companies think that every new wave is going to lead to gajillions in lost productivity. Guess what companies, people wasted time at work long before Facebook came along. Unless you are selling products, and inexpensive ones at that, it is impossible to track a tweet or a blog post directly to a sale.

The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

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I find it to be especially valuable and hassle-free for updating Twitter, Facebook, and LInkedin simultaneously. It doesn’t have the advanced functionality of Tweetdeck (such as cross-posting to Facebook), but it’s so easy-to-use that it’s my favorite Twitter app.

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Marketing, Death and Taxes

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Finding The Time To Tweet or Blog? Michaels B2BMarketingInsider blog is dedicated to sharing the ideas, topics and marketing strategies that drive real results like sales, leads, and higher customer loyalty. Follow Me: Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Recent Tweets Have any B2B examples?

How To Focus On Your Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Insider

Michaels B2BMarketingInsider blog is dedicated to sharing the ideas, topics and marketing strategies that drive real results like sales, leads, and higher customer loyalty. Follow Me: Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Recent Tweets Have any B2B examples?

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Is The White Paper Dead for B2B Marketing?

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Such content can include: • A blog by the subject-matter expert(s). • Discussion forums. • Surveys/polls that the audience can take. • A news aggregation feature. • And yes, white papers. Share this on Facebook.

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10 Fast Facts About Facebook

Modern Marketing

Today, Facebook filed its intention to be traded on the public markets in an IPO that could value it at $100 billion. Being the resident financial document nerd, I’ve pored through the filing to pull some fascinating Facebook facts. We knew Facebook had a lot of users. But how many people are using Facebook daily is staggering: 483 million daily users as of December 2011 – a 48% increase over the year before. Facebook has gone deep into the mobile field.

How to Calculate Social Marketing ROI

Paul Gillin

whose blog-driven search strategy yielded a six-fold increase in leads in just one quarter, and Clickable , whose Gurus drove a 400% one-year growth in billings. In the example below, lead activity appears to correlate positively with traffic to a company blog.

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Social Media and the Case for Marketing Optimism

B2B Marketing Insider

Michaels B2BMarketingInsider blog is dedicated to sharing the ideas, topics and marketing strategies that drive real results like sales, leads, and higher customer loyalty. Follow Me: Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Recent Tweets Have any B2B examples?

33 (of the) Best Marketing Strategy Guides and Insights of 2010

Webbiquity

Sometimes it’s essential to step back from everyday marketing tactics to ask the bigger questions: not just “ how do we get more people to `like’ us on Facebook? &# or “what apps should we be adding to our Facebook page?&# from MySpace to Facebook).

How to Choose a Social Media Listening Platform for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

All listening platforms collect data from numerous online sources — news sites, blogs, and other Web sites. Share this on Facebook. Tags: Blogging Customer Support Facebook Interactive Marketing Social Media Social Networking Twitter

Why are America’s fastest-growing companies killing their blogs?

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Are America’s fastest-growing companies shifting away from blogging as a primary social media platform? ”Maybe” could be a conclusion based on new research examining the INC 500 from The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts. Is blogging dying?

How to use social media for B2B

Chris Koch

Take an active role in facilitating and managing conversations, such as creating a blog or community. For example, the number of RSS subscribers bloggers have, the number of comments to the blog post, the number of page views, etc. Image by HubSpot via Flickr.

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Noting that “Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, if used effectively, can help build relationships, identify new trends and help facilitate networking with like-minds throughout the industry,&# Lacey Haines and Adam Vincenzini share a few best practices for pitching journalists through social media, such as keeping pitches short and using a DM rather than a public message when pitching on Twitter. Google Launches Blog Finder for Any Topic by ReadWriteWeb.

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