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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. How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile.

Why LinkedIn Is Now Such a Powerful Content Marketing Tool

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In September, Andreessen Horowitz partner Benedict Evans published a Google Analytics chart of his blog traffic spanning back to 2010 when he launched it. And then there’s LinkedIn. LinkedIn members are primed for reading business-related content.

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. Discover how to accomplish all of the tasks above and more using some of the coolest free and modestly priced social media and web tools released in the past year or so.

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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 LinkedIn.

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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. According to a HubSpot study, 71% of marketers viewed Twitter as a useful marketing tool last year, up from just 39% in 2009.

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.

The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

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Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily. Note that nearly 40% of all subscribers to this blog are via email, not RSS.

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

Webbiquity

Here’s a modest contribution to help with that effort; more than six dozen of the best, most bookmark-able articles and blog posts about social media tactics, tools and strategies written so far this year, by leading writers like John Jantsch , Lori Dicker , Lee Odden , Lisa Barone , Jay Baer and many more. Here he outlines five ways that sales can use these tools as well, from social CRM to teaching prospects how to solve business issues. Social Media Tools.

Best Email Marketing Tips, Tactics and Metrics of 2010

Webbiquity

According to recent research , 92% of marketers consider email to be one of their “most important marketing tools” and 54% plan increased spending on it in the coming year. And as some of the posts below show, when integrated with social media tools, email becomes even more powerful.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

Social media networks and blogs consume nearly 25% of people’s time online. Americans spent nearly a quarter of their time online on social networking sites and blogs in 2010, up from 15.8 At its current rate, Twitter will process almost 10 billion tweets in 2010.

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Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Which online tools are most helpful for PR pros? Get the answers to all of these questions and more here in some of the best social PR guides, tips and tools of the past year. Interactive PR Guides, Tips and Tools. Rachel Hunt supplies valuable guidance on how to use social networking, award submissions, guest blogging, speaking opportunities and original research to maximize the impact of PR efforts. The tools, briefly reviewed, range from the obvious (e.g.,

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Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

Webbiquity

The bottom line is that while social media marketing definitely provides benefits (such as a higher conversion rate for organic search traffic ), it’s not generally effective as a direct promotion tool. Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn groups, community sites (e.g.

What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity

A simple tool like Google Alerts would pick up most stray citations. The explosion of social media has led to a corresponding need for more sophisticated monitoring tools that can crawl the hundreds of social networking and bookmarking sites and millions of blogs across the globe. A rapidly proliferating collection of tools are being developed to meet the need. blogs, microblogging sites, social networks, etc.). Share this on LinkedIn.

12 Social Media Tools for B2B Pre-Event Marketing

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LinkedIn Events Setting up an event in LinkedIn is a fairly simple process. LinkedIn users will be shown events that match their specific business needs based on the information they’ve added to their LinkedIn profile (Job Title, Industry, etc.),

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!

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 [.]. Blogs.

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

Both are critical tools for dealing with bad news or crisis situations. 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 ). Share this on LinkedIn.

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4 Unique Ways to Get Traffic to Your Blog from LinkedIn Answers

Hubspot

LinkedIn is a great social network for small and large businesses to reach out to relevant prospective customers. LinkedIn Answers in particular allows you to find people publicly stating that they have a specific problem or need that your product or service would solve.

11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity

The tools of social media are (mostly) free, but the time, effort and expertise required to make social media marketing effective has real costs. Share this on LinkedIn.

15 things marketers should stop doing and thinking in 2011

Chris Koch

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. Buying marketing automation tools or social media analysis tools aren’t enough. Latest Post Marketing Strategy Mobile Marketing Social Media B2B marketing Business Facebook ITSMA Research LinkedIn Marketing ROI Rate of return Smartphones Social network Twitter

8 (of the) Best Web Analytics Guides of 2010

Webbiquity

Which tools and plugins are really useful for extending the capabilities of Google Analytics (GA)? 5 Simple Google Analytics Tips You Should Be Using by The Daily SEO Blog. Google Analytics Enhanced with SEO Site Tools by Wisdom IT Solutions. Share this on LinkedIn.

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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How To Focus On Your Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Insider

If you are looking for a more formal approach, check out The Marketing Leadership Council which offers a marketing planning tool called MarkPlan and recently held a series of workshops on marketing planning. Follow Me: Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Recent Tweets Have any B2B examples?

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Is The White Paper Dead for B2B Marketing?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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 Linkedin.

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How to use social media for B2B

Chris Koch

I’d like to create a guide for how to use social media in B2B that does not involve talking about the specific tools—as least not in the top line. It’s also important if we’re going to stop talking so much about the tools and start talking more about what to do with them.

7 Ways to Market to the Subconscious Brain: The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing

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It’s a hugely efficient short cut tool, showing us what we need to pay attention to with our conscious mind. Blog this on Blogger. Share this on LinkedIn.

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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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?

Finding The Time To Tweet or Blog?

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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 December 9, 2010 9 Subscribe Finding The Time To Tweet or Blog?

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

Webbiquity

Big Ed’s Top 10 B2B Marketing Trends For 2010 by Marketing-Gimbal. Edward Brice pretty much nailed the significant b2b marketing developments for 2010 (e.g. 2010: Social Network Advertising and Marketing Outlook by Brian Solis. Share this on LinkedIn.

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

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It started 2010 with roughly 350 million users and is now on its way to 600 million. Orli Yakuel reviews a dozen free and fee-based tools for making Facebook page tabs, including Miproapps , TabSite and of course the “pioneer&# in this space, Static FBML. Share this on LinkedIn.

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Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

LeadSloth

In this post I want to focus on the trends in Marketing Automation for 2010. 1) We’re at a point where we have lot of data about marketing performance, but it’s a big challenge to turn it into actionable information (2) we’re actively tweeting, blogging and using LinkedIn, but how can that be effectively managed, and how can it be measured? (3) In 2010 you’ll start to hear about marketing methods. Manticore Technology wishes you a full-funnel in 2010.

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Social Media Minute: 25 B2B Marketing Uses of LinkedIn

MLT Creative

Put your LinkedIn Account to Work. According to Marketing Profs , LinkedIn is the favored social media tool for B2B marketers. If you're in B2B marketing or sales, you can do so much more with your LinkedIn account than simply look up your B2B marketing contacts.

Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags

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The hashtag is a favorite tool of conferences and event organizers, but it’s also a way for Twitter Twitter users to organize themselves: if everyone agrees to append a certain hashtag to tweets about a topic, it becomes easier to find that topic in search, and more likely the topic will appear in Twitter’s Trending Topics. Luckily, there a few great tools that can assist in hashtag enlightenment: What the Trend?

Best Content Marketing Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

10 Tips For Content Marketing Success by TopRank Online Marketing Blog. E-newsletters, blogs and white papers are among the most popular types of content. 10 Steps to Optimize Your Content Marketing Strategy by TopRank Online Marketing Blog. Share this on LinkedIn.

Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity

Web presence optimization (WPO)—using tactics like SEO, PPC, online PR, social media, content marketing and reputation management in a coordinated fashion to maximize your online visibility and business results—is the core theme of this blog. Share this on LinkedIn.

How to Choose a Social Media Listening Platform for B2B Marketing

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There is a growing number of listening platforms devoted to Social Media – everything from highly customized services that are managed for you, to free tools you can manage yourself. Share this on Linkedin. In the last post we covered how to create a Social Media Lead Flow.