12 Solid Stats Surrounding Social Networking (Plus Four  Timely Tips)

Webbiquity

Though it’s dangerous to assume anything about leadership in the social networking space (Facebook overtook MySpace as the biggest social network less than a decade ago , after all), the landscape does seem to have matured and stabilized somewhat at this point.

Online communities are the best thing about the internet

Biznology

Recently, all I hear when it comes to virtual online communities on the radio, the internet, or TV is how passionate, intimate, and persistent online communities are either: 1) bubbles within which all the denizens are echo chamber zombies or 2) they’re traps for naïfs and nerds who are one kind word away from being radicalized into violent extremism. On tmn.com, The Meta Network, I had a space called Fire. There are two kinds of communities: inherited and found.

Google+ is an antisocial network

Biznology

For most, Google+ is an antisocial network. Antisocial Networking Service. The second article was in response to the tackle of passionate G+ users who professed love for their online community home, Plus. The Virtual Online Community. Classic antisocial networking!

Virtual online community and social media article roundup

Biznology

Online communities predate February 2004. Social networks lived before Friendster did on March 22, 2002. Virtual online communities even predate the WELL ‘s birthdate, circa 1985. My first online community was a local dial-up BBS back in 1983—but I didn’t get it.

Meet your community by hosting an IRL Meetup

Biznology

Reaching out to local communities and stoking fandom in real life. Fans of the show have our own IRC channel and even our own social network on Mastodon. Well, when it came to Goethe, I was trying to make a community of influencers. Spoil your community like that.

The Mum Community: Top 100 Influencers

Onalytica B2B

Mums are fast becoming a powerful economic force in the economy, and a very influential community. MAPPING THE MUM COMMUNITY. Be sure to click on the map to enjoy the full size network diagram in greater detail! The Mum Community: Top 100 Influencers Click To Tweet.

3 (more) stats that prove how newsletters create community engagement

Parse.ly

Often we think of social media as a form of community. When a reader interacts with a newsletter, they’re participating in a community of people who value the same information. Text, email, and direct sources together send 14% of traffic to the network.

B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If you can combine the element of Trust across a wide range of fans, followers and advocates then you have a community. The word community is often overused now that Social Media has come along.

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.

Social networking services should be facilitated not controlled

Biznology

Way back in 2000, Amy Jo Kim wrote the book on best practices and strategies on how to start, build, grow, and maintain online communities in Community Building on the Web : Secret Strategies for Successful Online Communities. A community is indeed a family.

Introducing the RebelMouse Creators Network

RebelMouse

It's become a community effort. The new role of the editor is not just to cover the most important topics and people around their expertise, but also to invite those preferred influencers into their community and get them to participate in creating premium content.

30 Gifs To Inspire Any Social Media Community Manager

Marketing Insider Group

You’ve learned how to deal with community members who drank some Haterade. You have grown used to having to repeatedly explain what you do to people at networking events in great detail without losing your poise. By NewsCred Contributor, Lauren B. Mangiaforte.

The Other Social Network

Paul Gillin

If you thought the world’s largest professional network was little more than a place to post your resume, you owe yourself another visit. LinkedIn is set to eclipse the 100 million member mark sometime this spring, and it is quickly becoming the social network of choice for B2B professionals.

Facebook Makes Moves Toward Creator Networks

RebelMouse

Build a Community of Creators. The new role of the editor is not just to cover the most important topics and people around their expertise, but also to invite those preferred creators into their community and get them to participate in creating premium content.

What I Mean By “Community”

Modern Marketing

by Heidi Melin | Tweet this We talk a lot about community at Eloqua. So often I get asked, “What is the Eloqua Community?”. Our community of Topliners , where global marketers come to share and inspire? Or is it our deep network of partners and developers? In our always on, networked world community can’t live in a bubble. Communities grow organically, around all the people you touch.

My marketing resolution for 2016: network, network, network

TaylorMadeIn KEW

But what particularly resonated for me was her challenge to us around networking. Yetunde asked the B2B marketers in the room to rank themselves on 2 questions: how often do you network and how good do you feel you are at networking? Networking is a skill. Happy New Year!

4 Simple Steps to Great Community Management

Modern B2B Marketing

Having a smaller but engaged community can actually prove more valuable. Creating an engaged online community is a challenge—but hugely worthwhile. Organic reach is on the decline due to recent changes in social network algorithms. STEP 1: Monitor Communities.

Is there still room for new social networks?

Biznology

If you’re like me, you probably remember a period not too long ago when you couldn’t open your e-mail without getting another invitation to join a new social network. If you look at how social networks operate, they are rather similar. Image via Wikipedia.

How Brands Can Build Online Communities That Aren’t Lame

Contently

“We just really need to build a community around _.” On Wednesday, the PandaConf stage was the de facto home to those who had actually built communities. During our discussion, they revealed some secrets that could help marketers and entrepreneurs develop online communities in 2017 and beyond. Individual users, not Nextdoor employees, are the ones tasked with starting each neighborhood community. He also warned others to watch out for an unbalanced community.

We analyzed 5,000+ martech companies by network strength: here’s what we found

chiefmartech

Scott and I are always on the lookout for inspirational ways for the community to leverage the massive martech landscape to share new insights, recommendations, and commentary. We produced a series of rankings that showcase martech companies with the strongest networks.

The Vidyard Community is Coming to Cities Across North America!

Vidyard

The Vidyard community is making the rounds to help you win more with videos! An exclusive sneak preview of the Vidyard product roadmap was shared afterwards, followed with networking over delicious appetizers and a tour of our partner and venue host, Media One Creative.

3 Charlotte Networking Groups You Should Join

Go Beyond SEO

As the primary source of business development for our organization, I leverage the powerful and supportive business community here in Charlotte. BLOC helps both large and small companies located in Charlotte and the surrounding communities. We are a community of women for and by women.

Managing Your Social Network: Top Tools You Should Use

Anything Goes Marketing

social media RSS customer service social bookmarking Twitter online communities social networksAfter having my kids I took a step away from social media except for posting adorable pics of my kids on Facebook. That's about all I had time for - so I thought. My thought process was driven by a severe lack of sleep (which still exists) and a desire to focus on my core tasks which included leading my team.

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. While the world’s least-understood social media network might not have the 1.1 It’s easy to share and post directly in the community from your own profile.

How Building an Offline Community Can Help Your Online Marketing

Hubspot

Online communities can create meaningful connections that lead to long-term relationships -- but if you only have conversations online, you risk losing that personal touch. Align your offline community with your company’s mission. What do you want to achieve with your offline community?

The Power of B2B Communities

Paul Gillin

Here are the first 1,100 words of the chapter on B2B social communities from my forthcoming book, co-authored with Eric Schwartzman, entitled Social Marketing to the Business Customer. The rest of the chapter will go into the various kinds of social communities and how to use them, with examples from the HR, food service, medical and construction industries. Does it set the stage for a deeper discussion of social communities? Online communities are a bit of a paradox.

Playing to Win: How Using Gamification in Your Marketing Creates Engaging Communities

Content Standard

Creating a game is a smart, engaging experience brands should consider for their target audience, and given the popularity of mobile devices and social networking, the community element is becoming more essential to this strategy than ever.

New Heights for the Outreach Customer Community. Introducing: The Peak

Outreach

We’re excited to announce some big news surrounding our customer community! We launched our customer community back in May of this year. Since May, feedback in the community has been overwhelmingly positive. Now, our vision and goal for the community has shifted.

Rethinking Referral Marketing: Build Your Professional Network

Hinge Marketing

Now it’s time to turn your attention to building our your professional network. The fact is that your network is fertile ground for referrals. And today, your professional network extends far beyond the people you meet in person. Social Media and Networking.

Official Launch of PipelineMarketing.com: A Community Site Dedicated to Revenue-Focused B2B Marketing

bizible

This is why we are launching PipelineMarketing.com , a B2B marketing community website where revenue-focused B2B marketers can discuss pertinent topics and learn from other marketers who have the same goal in mind -- revenue generation. Marketing is a powerful role within B2B businesses.

Hindsight 20/20 Series: 5. Enterprise social networking is about people, content and places

Biznology

Well, the fundamental point missed in that way of thinking is that a robust, mature social business platform is not just a Facebook-style social networking used at work. Most of us have been doing our jobs without the help of social networking platforms for many years.

B2B Marketing needs to Curate a Vibrant Community

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This is something I am working on for FY11 and will be more than just a social network for our best customers. Related posts: B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI Trust is not a new thing when it comes to.

Top Takeaways for B2B Marketers from The Complete Social Media Community Manager’s Guide

KoMarketing Associates

Marty Weintraub and Lauren Litwinka, our friends over at AimClear , recently published The Complete Social Media Community Manager’s Guide: Essential Tools and Tactics for Business Success. At the end of the day, your business should be spending time on the networks that matter.

How to Build Your Brand through Community Service

Hinge Marketing

Promotion through social media lends itself to a slow, steady drip of shared content highlighting your selfless community-building acts. Related Stories Branding as a Super-Cooperator Using Social Media Building Your Brand at All Stages of the Pipeline Networking on LinkedIn.

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!) This might include recommending which networks are most appropriate, as well as creating, monitoring, and updating pages.

Engineering360 Joins Expanding World of Vertical B2B Communities

Paul Gillin

” Edited by David Wagman , a journalist and analyst who’s covered engineering for more than 25 years, the site features news, analysis, product research and tools, events, product catalogs, an interactive community and other resources typical of professional networks.

#SproutChat Recap: Networking on Social

Sprout Social

Navigating networking in today’s landscape can be challenging. Different social networks command unique cadences of communicating and specific etiquette. So what are norms for arguably the most social professionals, social media marketers and community managers ? Networking on Social Should Be Approached With an Open Mind. In the same way you would approach networking in person, approach forming relationships online with a genuine attitude and open mind.

Buyerology Trend: Think Buyer Network vs. Buyer

Tony Zambito

  This article looks at how buyers are developing more complex networks of interactions as well as decision-making and how organizations must adapt their view of buying. Buyer Trend: Developing More Complex Networks That Collaborate On Decisions.

What Hank and John Green’s YouTube Community Can Teach Us About Video Marketing

Content Standard

While Hank and John may be the original faces behind their YouTube empire, they employ a staff of more than 40 script writers, editors, and digital producers to drive what is now a full-fledged online information and entertainment network.

The Best 2017 Networking Events for Marketers

Hubspot

At some point in one's life and career, it seems that networking events have earned a bit of a shabby image. 15 Networking Events for Marketers in 2017. Attend this event if you: Really don't like networking events, as this one pushes every boundary it can. Go forth, and network.

Facebook Unveils Youth Portal to Help Teens Navigate the Network

Hubspot

At 1:00 AM EST, Facebook released a statement that it has launched its Youth Portal: a guide to help teens navigate the network. Now, it seems that the same approach is being applied to younger users on the network with an undercurrent of safety and youth use cases.

Which Content Syndication Networks Are Right for You?

PureB2B

Authoritative syndication networks can also up your content syndication game, as they can place your content on influential websites with high traffic. Paid Services – As the name implies, you pay a certain fee to have your content published on various networks. Content Syndication Networks to Check Out. Content syndication networks are basically services that help you distribute your content across innumerable news and blog sites on their network.

#SproutChat Recap: Community 2017 Social Media Predictions

Sprout Social

We discussed potential trends in social content, network engagement and social advertising while also touching on what marketers will be abandoning in their 2017 strategies. The #SproutChat community believes that brands should continue to invest in video because it’s the content format that social networks tend to favor and that users want to see. As 2016 has shown, Instagram and Snapchat will continue to be two of the favorite social networks.