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What is Social Media Marketing?

Biznology

Social Media Marketing — according to Wikipedia , “social media marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.” Driving Search Traffic to Your Company’s Website.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. Buffer Social.

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23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results.

Search Traffic Declining? You’re Not Alone (and What to Do About It)

Webbiquity

If your website traffic from organic search has fallen over the past year, take some small solace in knowing you’re not alone—in fact, you’re in good (if not happy) company. Here are a few concrete steps for using WPO principles to adapt to and counteract declining search traffic.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Or that a third (or more, depending on which study you believe) of all clicks go to the top result on a search engine query?

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” by Social-Hire.

How to Build Your Influencers in Social Media

Biznology

A little later this morning I will be presenting a webinar entitled How to Build Your Influencers in Social Media. Bloggers are so 1996. Do a social media land grab! Your goal is building your influencers in social media not becoming a top influencer.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below).

31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity

It needs to be part of a larger, coordinated strategy encompassing owned, earned and paid media: web presence optimization (WPO). ” As indicated by the posts from Search Engine Watch and All Twitter highlighted below, that is starting to change, but only just.

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Can the Onion Theory bring social media lurkers into the light?

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Can deeper personal disclosure seduce silent social media lurkers into joining our conversation? Mark Schaefer and I have been on a seemingly endless quest to understand dark social media, gray social media , and the people who may love your company but stay in the shadows.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). How do we demonstrate the ROI of social efforts?

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics.

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

Biznology

Search will never be the same as it was as recently as a few years ago. Sites that have dominated search in the recent past are being penalized or de-indexed, going from the first page to page twenty or being removed completely, stripping many eCommerce sites of millions of dollars in revenue.

Social media giants tighten their grip on small content producers

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The digital age is supposed be the era of the solopreneur, allowing ordinary human content producers like you and me to start their own online media empire. The promise was: Be passionate, work your face off, and you can create your one (wo)man media empire.

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity

How can marketers make more productive use of their time on social networking sites? How can you make sure your company’s social media policy doesn’t run afoul of employment law? How can you measure (or can you measure) social media ROI ?

Feed the beast: 7 practical tips to improve your blog’s search ranking

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There’s plenty of talk about the future of search and whether it’s as important as it used to be. People now discover content in many places and a search on Google is just one of them. billion monthly searches , Google search results are still very important for your business.

3 Things Your Social Media Team Should Know About SEO

KoMarketing Associates

Enter search and social. . With social now positioned as a legitimate marketing channel with genuine customer (and potential customer) interactions, there’s a lot of great information coming out of the social media department. Social Media’s Impact on Search.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity

Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews.

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Search + Social = Online Reputation Management

Biznology

Moreover, moguls, oligarchs, and high-net-worth individuals tend to be both too busy and private to invest the time and energy registering, building out, and keeping fed a small army of social media profiles, including more than just LinkedIn.

Planning Social Media Content? Ask Yourself These 9 Questions

Hubspot

It's no mystery that social media is a crucial part of any marketing strategy -- regardless of industry, company size, product, or service. Back in the day, I had to make the case for some businesses to even have a social media presence in the first place.

25 social media listening aids to increase your hearing

Biznology

78% of consumers say that companies’ social media posts impact their purchases (source: Forbes ). 74% rely on social networks to guide purchase decisions (source: Social Sprout ). To make sense of the noise, social media listening requires a process.

Social media sewage … and hope

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Yet I can’t deny this gnawing feeling of disenchantment about the social web that seems to be also reflected in so many other blog posts I have read recently. I need to write about social media sewage for a moment. Sure the social web can be a strange place.

32 Influential B2B Social Media Profiles (People) to Follow on Twitter

KoMarketing Associates

It’s no secret that social media is an important channel of digital marketing. For B2B marketers, there are endless opportunities for leveraging social media platforms and strategies. While the report reveals that, in 2012, social media as a whole brought in a smaller fraction (5%) of traffic and leads to B2B websites, it shows great potential. How are you going to develop and augment your organization’s B2B social media strategy?

48 Phenomenal SEO Guides, Tips & Tactics

Webbiquity

Search engine algorithms are constantly being updated. What needs to be done to recover from search engine penalties? SEO for Dummies: Learn SEO in 10 Simple Steps by Social Media Today. Infographic: Search Ranking Made Simple by Sword and the Script.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Social Media Facts and Stats.

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Fill in your entire social media timeline backlog

Biznology

The best thing about this is allowing your friends and followers to know you and your business a little better: in context, in texture, in richness, and in detail; the secondary benefit is search: the more content you have about yourself online, the more Google, Bing, and Yahoo!

Anyone with a New Idea is a Crank Until the Idea Succeeds

Webbiquity

While “search plus social plus content” is inarguably inelegant, it was suggested that other terms such as “online marketing” or “inbound marketing” already covered the concept of web presence optimization (WPO). Search Engine Optimization (SEO ).

Audienti merges SEO, Advertising, and Influencer Engagement services

Biznology

The service not only stalks all of your online profiles, including social, but helps you identify and creep all of your competitors, too. It’ll ask you for all your Social handles and pages, your Google Analytics creds, and even your Google URL Shortener creds.

Influencer outreach is more PR than marketing or advertising

Biznology

Almost three years ago I wrote Blogger outreach is more PR than social media. In it, I go through my process and talk about the value of earned media versus paid post. Much along those lines, earned media is still the best policy.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts?

The Law of Large Numbers is the digital marketer’s friend

Biznology

Why would it be any different when it comes to blogger and influencer outreach marketing? The strategy here is to cajole, seduce, and woo between one and twenty-five blogger-journalists to report and write on your behalf and in their favor. Earned media mentions makes Google very happy.

40 (of the) Best SEO Guide, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a key component in designing and developing an effective website , as well as the core of web presence optimization (WPO). ” Terms with a lower cost per click in paid search generally got higher CTRs than keywords with a high CPC value.

The Secret Ingredient to Effective B2B Content Marketing Performance

KoMarketing Associates

For B2B organizations, we have always believed that content marketing is an essential piece of the puzzle for supporting SEO, social media, and lead generation efforts. Competitive Link/Social Media Monitoring via Buzzsumo or BuzzStream.

6 Essential Social Media Lessons From Top Executives

Hubspot

Previously, right here on this blog, we’ve written about the importance of company leadership getting involved in social media. Even though there is an overall lack of c-suite social media participation across industries, there are numerous execs who just plain get it.

Have top influencers author your sites to appease Google search

Biznology

It’s a great time to be passionate about social media, the Internet , online community, and the Google suite of products and services: Google’s about to reward you big-time just as Google pulls the rug out from under the feet of traditional SEO link strategies.

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Blogging, social media use skyrocketing at universities

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500 firms and the latest research turns to social media usage trends at four-year accredited collges and universities in the U.S. Some highlights: Social media usage soars. Others cite WordPress (38%) and Blogger (10%) as platforms.

7 SEO Tactics Most Marketers Ignore

Act-On

Search engine optimization has a reputation for being hard and brutally competitive. Given what good search engine optimization can do, this is downright depressing. Search engine traffic matters – it makes up 51% of visits to most sites , according to BrightEdge.

My Best Biznology Blog Posts of 2016

Biznology

What’s even more exciting is that Earned Media PR and Marketing is still alive and well — you just need to not suck! The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on. Take your bloggers and social media influencers to lunch.

Owning Google Search is so easy–yet very very hard

Biznology

It’s the same thing with search engine optimization (SEO) and Google. . It includes an army of well-trained, savvy, human reviewers (10,000 as of 2007, surely legion by now), as well as us, the greater Internet, who are part of a very active social media attention economy. When the social media sphere and the blogosphere actually end up opting-in, it’s legit and passes Google’s Turing test. Image via CrunchBase.

All about earned media micro-influencer marketing and more on the Through the Noise podcast

Biznology

Topics include my favorite marketing strategy, earned media micro-influencer marketing , something my team and I have been doing since late 2006. Here’s a free earned media micro-influencer marketing master class for you! What is earned media?