35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats

Webbiquity

Though “social media” broadly encompasses a variety of platforms including blogs (WordPress, Medium, Tumblr), content sharing (YouTube, SlideShare, Instagram), and content curation (Scoop.It, Triberr, Paper.li), the term is nearly synonymous to many for the big social networks.

Enterprise Social Networking Platforms: Think Amazon, Not Facebook

Biznology

“This is just Facebook for the Enterprise” is the most common way most people describe enterprise social networking platforms. It’s inevitable that several enterprise software vendors will come up with their own flavour of social platforms.

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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.

10 Ways to Use Social Networks for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

Social networks are essential for expanding your web presence —not only for creating social signals now a key component in search engine rankings, which makes your website and blog easier to find in search, but also by giving you more places to be found online. Creating your profile on each of the major social networks is a first step, but just that. A profile alone won’t get you much. Expand your network of connections.

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.

Email bankruptcy and internal social networking

Biznology

Then, you hear about this new social business initiative going on at your company, which promises to end all maladies of Dilbert’s world: work will be meaningful and rewarding again, communications and collaboration will just work as they were supposed to. Credit: Wikipedia.

Top 3 LinkedIn profile mistakes that professionals make

Biznology

To more than a few pundits and prognosticators, a “social network for professionals” sounded as viable as a sack of magic beans (and we all know how that story turned out). However, despite the fact that a LinkedIn profile has now become part of the standard operating toolkit for professionals—especially for those in sales—the fact remains that in my observation, most professionals aren’t optimizing the value of their LinkedIn territory. There’s no actual profile.

The Stories Behind 5 Social Networks That Never Caught On

Hubspot

What was the first social network you ever joined? While many people will recall it being Facebook or Twitter, others might remember some of the earlier, less popular social networks. After all, these networks laid the groundwork for the social media giants we use today.

How to Segment Your Target Market on Social Networks

Sales Intelligence View

Modern segmentation is heavily steeped in the ever-changing world of social media. Today’s customers are equal parts mobile and social-media savvy. Social media also allows you to understand where and how varying segments congregate online, and exactly what they talk about.

Social Networking for Business: What’s Right for Yours?

Writing on the Web

(As I’m on vacation for a week, I’ve invited Sydni Craig-Hart to share social networking tips.). Everybody who’s anybody has a profile in each. The point is, participating in social networking is like participating in live networking. Take the time to do your research and find out EXACTLY which social networks your target market is hanging out in. Related posts: Social Writing: Don’t ignore networking sites.

Aggregate Social Network Data Using the New Group Report

Sprout Social

The report combines a variety of social media analytics from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to benchmark your business’ overall success on social. More Networks, More Data. Key stats by page/profile. Turn Social Data Into Actionable Insights.

Social Networking Profiles as Billboards with SocialVibe

readwrite

The more popular you are on social networks or elsewhere on the web (for example, if you author a popular blog) the more money you can raise for charity and the more chances you can earn to win prizes. Social advertising Product Reviews social networks web

Directory of Social Networks for Learning Professionals

Buzz Marketing for Technology

DIRECTORY OF SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR. SOCIAL LEARNING. SOCIAL LEARNING. Directory of Social Networks for Learning. social networks aimed at learning professionals. of networks for both educators and workplace learning professionals. Use the list to find one or two relevant networks to join. The list is ordered by name of network. name of the network creator, where known are shown in brackets. Social.

12 Examples of B2B Companies Managing Impactful Twitter Profiles

KoMarketing Associates

As a matter of fact, an estimated 310 million active users per month have propelled Twitter to number two on the list of most popular social networks, behind Facebook. If you think we missed a notable profile, feel free to let us know in the comments section.

Internal Social Business for Leaders series: 1. Your profile

Biznology

One of the most common questions executives ask as their organizations embrace internal social business platforms goes like this: I see the value and the potential behind it, but I don’t have time to use it or to learn all the complex functions behind it. The photos in your profile.

Online Reputation Management (ORM) definition and process

Biznology

Registering, populating, maintaining, and updating all your brand and personal social media and social network sites is online reputation management. We build a custom technological framework for the unique search profile discovered in the analysis stage.

The Trouble With Secret, Whisper, and Anonymous Social Networks

Hubspot

In a world where everything about you is public, these social networks feel like a safe haven for you to be the real you. Is the privacy pendulum swinging the opposite direction so social media will become all about anonymity? Is Anonymity the Future of Social?

Best Practices for Posting Across Social Networks

SnapApp

Social media is evolving to?accommodate?a While Twitter appeals to casual conversationalists , LinkedIn attracts professional network-builders. And now there's Google+ Pages, which has recently joined the scene and promises to merge SEO and social media strategies.

SXSW Preview: Social Technologies and the Universal Customer Profile

Modern Marketing

by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note : Today’s post comes courtesy of Roland Smart, Vice President of Social and Community Marketing at Oracle. He joined Oracle as part of its acquisition of Involver, a social technology platform and an early Facebook Marketing Developer.

The Appeal of B2B Social Networks

Paul Gillin

Following is an excerpt from Social Marketing to the Business Customer , which is due to be published in January, 2011 by John B. They are both the oldest form of social media and also the newest. Communities are the convention centers of social media.

Introducing Twitter Moments: How to Navigate the Social Network's Newest Feature

Hubspot

You can take any action you could for a normal tweet, like "favoriting" it, retweeting it, following the person's profile, and so on. Tweets, by nature, have very short lifespans. Every time you post a new tweet, it has only minutes in the spotlight before getting drowned out by newer tweets.

How to Cater Your Marketing Strategy to Different Social Networks

Hubspot

Just as all audiences are not the same, neither are all social media sites. Every social network has its nuances, whether it be in the way users behave, connect, or share within that network's particular environment. Does the network even support business accounts/pages?

A guide to getting started on using hashtags on LinkedIn

Biznology

For platforms, like Twitter and Instagram , hashtags are an essential ingredient to the social posting recipe. Hashtags are words or phrases with a # sign in front of them, which makes them searchable on social media channels.

The simple truth about what’s driving digital next year

Biznology

But, if you haven’t signed up for a Snapchat account yet I strongly recommend you do if only to check out the stories placed on the social network by companies like Vice, National Geographic, or CNN.

Build a page and profile for absolutely everything

Biznology

Summary : if you have multiple locations and/or multiple products, you need to create social media channels for every single one of them. I am also a social media marketer would would really like 9Round as a client because I can help them , be it 9Round Corporate, 9Round franchisees, or both.

The Myth of Business vs. Personal Profiles in Social Media

Marketing Insider Group

Like most people I started out using social tools for very distinct purposes. But now we have Google+, Pandora is becoming a social sharing site (not to mention Flickr and Foursquare) and well you get the point: its getting even more confusing! Computing is Social. Social Media

Knowledge management in the age of social media

Biznology

Ever since the days of MySpace , it became pretty clear that social media platforms have a bright future ahead. This became further clear when networking platform Facebook was launched and became an instant hit. Social media trends. On social media, things work differently.

Youthful indiscretion could alter your life forever

Biznology

Today, your youthful indiscretions can — and do — become permanent record through social media and other people’s photos that can lie dormant for years and year and then bubble to the surface, though this has always been true.

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40 Ways to Get Banned From the Top 5 Social Networks

Hubspot

It may feel like a fustercluck, but there are actually some rules and regulations that go along with participating in social media. You know, the things that help make social media a nice place to be. This constitutes a misuse of service, and can get you kicked off the network.

Visible Expert Profile: Lori Randall Stradtman

Hinge Marketing

This profile focuses on Lori Randall Stradtman, a Visible Expert for social media strategy. Fast forward eight years, and today Lori is an author, a public speaker, and a highly sought social media strategist with her own successful company.

Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

delicious b2bmarketing

The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? timbursch Do you think we will see a Social ID, similar to OpenID?

The Anatomy of a Perfect Instagram Profile

Hubspot

With 400 million users , over 80 million posts per day, and a 93% growth month-over-month for businesses using it, it's crucial that marketers include Instagram as a part of their social media marketing strategy. And it all starts with your Instagram profile. 4) On-Brand Profile Photo.

The Ultimate List: 24 of the World’s Largest Social Networks

Hubspot

Nowadays, when we talk about social media, we usually mean Twitter and Facebook. But we rarely consider the existence of global social networks. In this blog post we cover the biggest networking channels and which countries use them the most.

Your Life According to Facebook: Facebook Overhauls Personal Profiles

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Suddenly the bevy of changes Facebook has been rolling out the past few days (subscriptions, the social ticker on the Newsfeed) makes sense. The Facebook Timeline will be rolled out to personal profiles over the next couple of months.

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.

Social Branded Applications – build it once and leverage on several social networks

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Expo Social Networks are clearly here to stay with almost 50% of the population is using these sites (70% of teens). The new ad model will be about creating social brand loyalty by creating Social Branded Applications that allow users to interact with your brand attributes.

4 Trends That Show How Content Sharing Varies Across Social Networks

Content Standard

According to a recent report by social marketing company ShareThis , activity surrounding content sharing varies across social networks and depends on the type of content. The report reveals sharing trends on three leading social networks: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.