What Is An Online Community, Anyway?

Influitive b2b

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “online community?” LinkedIn? The definition of online community varies depending on who you talk to. Joanne Jacobs, a digital strategist who spoke at a live online session at a past Community Manager Appreciation Day (CMAD), says “Communities are not just. Quick! Facebook? Your company’s support forum?

20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

Webbiquity

LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network. 7 Guides to Using LinkedIn for Career or Networking.

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Are LinkedIn Groups experiencing a crisis?

Biznology

After all of the changes LinkedIn has made to groups, it’s no wonder LinkedIn users and social selling experts are questioning the value of LinkedIn groups for sales and marketing programs. What happened to LinkedIn groups? Are LinkedIn groups still worth your time?

There is no community on social media

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

This notion of “build a community on Facebook,” I’ve never seen any brand successfully build a long-term community on Facebook. There’s never been a meaningful community there. Even pages that get lots of likes on posts, and comments and shares, there’s not a community there.

5 Things Every Good Community Manager Does

Tomorrow People

Social media professional Sookie Shuen makes the case for community managers everywhere. So why do so few companies employ a social media community manager? At Tomorrow People , we've been developing our community management team and processes to real effect over the past 16 months.

What You Must Know About Community Management

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this The term “community manager” no longer lives in the realm of buzzwords. As social media, online communities and even in-person events have become a regular part of the modern marketing mix, community managers have been getting hired up. (If

10 Ways to Misbehave on LinkedIn

Act-On

But LinkedIn in is a different story. Tis the season, but I beg you not to spread – or smear – political opinions on LinkedIn. Pretty much anywhere else on the web appears to be fair game (especially Twitter), but leave LinkedIn alone. LinkedIn is not Facebook.

How to get 67% more revenue opportunities using LinkedIn and not just leads that go nowhere

Biznology

When it comes to LinkedIn marketing and social selling, where do you think everyone’s focus is? LinkedIn marketing and social selling has become a volume play. And your efforts on LinkedIn are nothing more than a cost center.

5 Simple Strategies for Growing Your LinkedIn Influence

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By Stephanie Sammons, {grow} Community Member. Can positioning yourself as an influencer on LinkedIn really help you achieve your personal and professional goals? Building LinkedIn influence is the key to becoming both the trusted authority and the likable expert in your industry.

4 Reasons to Publish on a LinkedIn Blog

Writing on the Web

Do you know about LinkedIn blogs? And are you blogging yet on LinkedIn ? Since early 2014, LinkedIn opened its publishing platform to its 300+ million users. The importance of using a LinkedIn blog is that it will add dimension and help in building a well-documented profile.

28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014

Webbiquity

As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, LinkedIn is no longer just a hangout for job-seeking professionals, who largely abandon it in between job searches. What type of content works best on LinkedIn? How can you make the most of LinkedIn groups?

Tips on how to use LinkedIn for Better Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Have you ever wondered about how can you use LinkedIn for better lead generation and business. I met Susan through following her writing on her blog and her work in the LinkedIn community. Brian: What inspired you to do your work with LinkedIn?

5 Tips for Creating Shareable LinkedIn Posts

Contently

Publishing a post on LinkedIn is easy. According to Content Marketing Institute’s report, “ 2016 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America ,” 94 percent of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to distribute content. Media Social Featured LinkedIn

How most Social Media experts are wrong about LinkedIn

Biznology

I’ve read from many social media experts (including Jay Baer ) that you should take a scattershot approach to LinkedIn. By providing very specific, relevant content, our client is getting these leaders to join their exclusive LinkedIn community.

8 Great LinkedIn Groups for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

It is no secret that LinkedIn is a valuable social media platform for B2B marketers. According to a recent report released by Regalix, 91 percent of respondents said that LinkedIn was the most effective channel in terms of helping them reach their target audience.

7 Tips to Supercharge Your Content on LinkedIn Pulse

Act-On

It’s also probably no surprise that a huge majority of marketers (about 94 percent ) are using LinkedIn for content marketing and promotion … but not all of them are doing it effectively. Master LinkedIn Pulse: 7 Tips for Success. How many visuals should your LinkedIn post contain?

5 Underutilized LinkedIn Features B2B Marketers May Be Missing Out On

KoMarketing Associates

LinkedIn has been found to be the most effective social media lead generator for B2B marketers, with 60-80% of those surveyed (depending on the study) stating that they have gotten real leads from the platform. Interact to Build Community.

Remember LinkedIn for social media marketing

Biznology

LinkedIn is not just an optional social network to use when you’re either between jobs or looking for a business upgrade. LinkedIn isn’t simply an SEO placeholder for your brand, your company, or your name. Completely Fill Out Your LinkedIn Profile.

CareOne Cashes In On Community

Paul Gillin

A busy online community has been a remarkably effective engine of growth. In fact, the conversion rate of prospects who have signed in to the CareOne Community is a remarkable seven times higher than that of non-members. million member community was actually an accident.

IT buyers are calling for a change in how you market & sell to them on LinkedIn

Biznology

According to LinkedIn ‘s report “The Social Bridge to the IT Committee,” B2B buyers seek insights and conversations with vendors on social media. So IT buyers are willing to reveal themselves and engage with B2B sales and marketing leaders on LinkedIn.

Real examples of how account-based marketing & selling is driving higher revenues on LinkedIn

Biznology

Many social media and social selling experts say “volume” is the key to success on social media platforms like LinkedIn. And, the same thing happens when you do not take a rifle approach and focus on targeted audiences on LinkedIn.

5 Key Characteristics Every Social Media Community Manager Should Have

Hubspot

Social media is an effective tool to engage your target audience, drive website traffic and, ultimately, boost sales; so why do so few companies employ a social media community manager? First, what are the benefits of having a community manager? What does the community manager not do?

5 Ways to Use LinkedIn for B2B Marketing

Vertical Response

While Facebook and Twitter dominate the B2C space, LinkedIn is the site where B2B marketers go to find clients and make connections. According to a study by WebMarketing123 , LinkedIn is the most effective platform for lead generation and sales for B2B marketers. Joined LinkedIn groups.

Marketers need to play a stronger sales enablement role on LinkedIn

Biznology

Earlier this year, LinkedIn set out to determine which departments wield the most influence over B2B buyers across a number of different sectors. Even though marketers have the most pull as they add the most value, we have found that in many cases, marketing’s influence on LinkedIn is minimal.

What is a Community Manager and Does Your B2B Company Need One?

Marketri

In the marketing field, the term “community manager” has become increasingly popular. A community manager is the online face (and voice!) Twitter is particularly good for this, but community managers may also leverage Facebook and LinkedIn to stay in touch.

8 Examples of B2B Businesses Managing Powerful LinkedIn Pages

KoMarketing Associates

There’s no doubt that LinkedIn is one of the most effective social media lead generators for B2B marketers, offering businesses the chance to tell their brand story in a unique and meaningful way. HootSuite does a great job of utilizing their LinkedIn page to share major company happenings.

How do you REALLY build a blog community? A love story.

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I’m sorry that I don’t have anything particularly profound to say to commemorate this milestone, but I thought I would address a question I hear constantly — “How did you build such an awesome blog community?&# But the big community driver is … content.

Are Community Forums Good for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies?

Industrial Marketing Today

Blogging and mainstream social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube get all the attention these days. What about good ol’ community forums? Community forums have been around a lot longer than the newer social media channels.

How to Use Community Forums to Fuel Your Audience Engagement Strategy

Modern B2B Marketing

You can evaluate your data or survey existing customers to figure out what your target audience needs or you can go to the places where they’re already sharing this information—community forums. LinkedIn: The World’s Largest Professional Network.

Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter in Plain English

Paul Gillin

I prepared summaries for my upcoming Search & Social Double Whammy seminar on May 2 in Burlington, MA describing the “big three” social networks: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Facebook & LinkedIn. The two most popular social networks – Facebook and LinkedIn – use similar tools and metaphors to provide strikingly different utility. Both are based upon a foundation of personal profiles and “friends,” which LinkedIn calls “connections.”

Google+ Now Lets Users Create and Join 'Communities'

Hubspot

Earlier this week, Google+ rolled out its latest new feature thingy -- Google+ Communities. I'll explain what they are and how to set them up in detail in this blog post, but the long and the short of it is they're little online communities on Google+. What Are Google+ Communities?

Infer’s Artificial Intelligence Platform for Sales and Marketing Now Powers the Industry’s Largest Customer Community

Infer

Just this year, Infer also added Bitly, Cloudlock, Nutanix, Okta, Pandora, TIBCO and other new customers to its community of predictive innovators. Find Infer on LinkedIn.

5 Ways to Get the Most From Google+ Communities

Biznology

But this post is about using Google+ communities, which are fast becoming the a hotter version of Facebook groups. It’s now overtaken Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest as the second-largest social media network. It’s easy to share and post directly in the community from your own profile.

Marketri LinkedIn Tip 12: Starting LinkedIn Group Discussions

Marketri

You have become comfortable commenting in response to LinkedIn group discussions and are now poised to do more. In addition to reasons for participating in a group discussion, there are further benefits to starting a discussion: Become a thought leader in your online community.

LinkedIn: The Heavyweight of B2B Content Marketing

BuzzSumo

LinkedIn has become the heavyweight B2B content marketing platform. I decided to take a look at what the data tells us about the state of content marketing on LinkedIn and the content that works best. The Power of LinkedIn. Not convinced by LinkedIn for B2B marketing?

10 Groups to Join on LinkedIn if You’re in Marketing

Act-On

With over 450 million users in 200 countries, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. From growing your business connections, learning best practices, and staying up to date on trends, LinkedIn is a one-stop-shop for marketers looking to advance their skills and career.

Marketri LinkedIn Tip 11: Participating in LinkedIn Group Discussions

Marketri

Hopefully you have already joined groups on LinkedIn that are relevant to you and your business interests. You may receive daily or weekly email updates on a discussion topic from LinkedIn for one of your groups, and find the topic interesting. LinkedIn Groups LinkedIn

B2B Marketing: Creative Ways to Promote your Content using LinkedIn and Twitter

Biznology

LinkedIn pen (Photo credit: TheSeafarer). Here’s a couple of creative ways to promote yourself and your content to users on Twitter and LinkedIn. B2B marketing and networking using Twitter and LinkedIn are different than traditional networking for a number of reasons.

3 Networking Tips with LinkedIn Groups for Business

Writing on the Web

LinkedIn is today to working professionals what Facebook was to college students when it first launched: a networking tool with a specific audience and purpose in mind. As of last month, LinkedIn reported an astounding 131,200,000 members, with 12% of those being entrepreneurs.

20 LinkedIn Groups Every Marketer Should Join

Hubspot

What these marketing pros may not realize, though, is they can easily access the latest marketing news and insights from well-known names in the field -- and even join in on interesting marketing conversations -- through LinkedIn groups. 5) B2B Technology Marketing Community.