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How Chris Brogan feeds the blog beast
I met up with famous business blogger +Chris Brogan (and famous Google+'er as well) at the Blog World Expo (now named the New Media Expo) and we sat down to talk about blogging and what he's seeing happen around […]
Anything you could possibly want to share on Facebook is now at your fingertips with Thursday night's launch of the Facebook App Center. Find out how it works in the article linked below. #facebook #socialmedia #ibmm
Thanks to social media and user generated content everyone and their dog are reporters now. But how can you find out whether the 'latest breaking news' is real or fiction? Interesting tips in the excellent article below…http://www.journalism.co.uk/skills/how-to-verify-content-from-social-media/s7/a548645/ #socialmedia #ibmm #journalism
Read if one of those is you:#1: You have multiple employees?#2: You want to brand yourself?#3: You are you self-employed?#4: You manage groups of people? #socialmedia #facebook #ibmm
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Using Facebook for business is easier said than done. These are some good practices. +Andrea Vahl
This strategy helps you literally change the game in your marketplace.Instead of being a sales solicitor who continually has to pursue clients, you become the hero of your marketplace endlessly attracting clients to you.
Think about your biz in a new way. #business #ibmm
Awesome article by +DARREN HARDY Includes 2 video case studies.
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Great article. Everyone knows that content marketing is the “new” marketing approach that all the cool kids are supposed to be doing.Coca-Cola is doing it, Ikea is doing it, Copyblogger has been doing and talking about it for six years now, so it’s a no-brainer, right?Except, […]
How to structure your PPC campaigns How many keywords per ad group? How many ad groups per keyword? Huh?Interesting PPC strategy in this article! #PPC #ibmm
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Why traditional campaign structures belong in the past | Certified Knowledge This is a guest post by […]
When a prospect offers you a freelance writing gig, do you find yourself nearly jumping up and shouting, “Yes! Me! Pick me!”?
If so, you are probably leaving money on the table. If you played it cool and negotiated, you could make more.
Get the 12 tips here: http://freelanceswitch.com/freelance-writing/writer-negotiation-tips/
How to get more views for your Facebook page updates -Infographic
Did you know that only about 15% of your Facebook page subscribers get to see your updates? Facebook filters your updates from most people's streams.
To make up for the lost views, you can now pay to promote your post. Full article: http://just-ask-kim.com/facebook-promoted-posts
Post-Facebook IPO market frozen At least five companies have postponed their IPO plans in the past week.
Amazing how one company can unintentionally screw up biz for totally unrelated companies. #facebook #ibmm
Interesting view on Klout and social profiling. Online influence is becoming a highly discussed topics. As marketers we usually don't look at the 'moral' aspects of scoring people.
The Problems With Social Profiling | Social Media Explorer Social profiling is an emerging, if scary, practice for marketers. Will it withstand […]
What does Google say? A Google spokesman said in a statement that the company is always looking for better ways to help users share content and connect across the web, as in daily life. "With the Meebo team's expertise in social publisher tools, we believe they will be a great fit with the Google+ team […]
Excellent article about engaging with customers with social media and email marketing. The comments are interesting, too! But I find some of the commenters 'rationalize' and underestimate the importance of relationships between brand and customer. A typical mistake customers make, when explaining why they buy. #socialmedia #emailmarketing
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Three Myths about […]
Interesting article here:
Two reasons to use Facebook’s scheduling function http://leaderswest.com/2012/06/01/two-reasons-to-use-facebooks-scheduling-function/ #facebook #socialmedia
Google Places pages have been entirely replaced by new Google+ Local pages
That should help increase the popularity of Google Plus. http://searchengineland.com/google-places-is-over-company-makes-google-the-center-of-gravity-for-local-search-122770
Google Places Is Over, Company Makes Google+ The Center Of Gravity For Local Search
When Google+ and Google+ Pages for business were introduced a little […]
Quote: "Our research has distilled tens of millions of consumer data points into a strikingly clear picture of today’s consumers. Here are ten of the most interesting things.
Interesting items #6 and #7 about social media and social proof . #ecommerce #business
Full article here: http://www.bazaarvoice.com/blog/2012/05/15/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-online-consumers
Put a unique twist on mundane things. Make people stop and think. Make them smile.
Is there something mundane in your business that can you use in a surprising way?
Reshared post from +Dan Soto
Best. Deal. Ever.
Read: Creative Marketing
HBO co-president Eric Kessler has said he thinks the move away from traditional television to an internet-based model is just a fad that will pass – a “temporary phenomenon” tied to the down economy.
I think Eric Kessler, too, is just a fad that will pass. :-) He's delusional, showing the exact attitude that made […]
A longer-than-most blog post from +Seth Godin. Moves you from illusion to reality, and from crap to value.
Does +Klout matter?
Despite everybody agreeing that #influencemetrics are questionable, here's a hint whether this new industry will succeed big time, or not.
The image below shows increase in Klout's API calls from July 2010 to March 2012. The pic speaks for itself.
5 to 10 years from now, #influencemeasurement will be everywhere, online and […]
Read: Does +Klout matter?
You've read the heated discussions about Google plus being a 'Ghost town' and profiles not getting engagement on g+. I compared the Facebook and Google plus posts from 3 social media celebrities.
Here's a comparison of Facebook success and Google plus failure for +Mari Smith, +Robert Scoble, and +Guy Kawasaki.
Facebook vs. […]
"a very well composed and directed description about the topic It will always be stimulating to read content from other writers and practice a little something from their store. I’d prefer to use some with the content on my blog whether you don’t mind.Thanks for sharing.Keep up the great work."
Makes me want to respond: […]
Read: New comment on my blog
Google plus will be integrated big time into Google news. I have previously seen the authorship info on Google news articles, with link to the news' author's g+ profile. Screenshot of g+ authorship info on Google News page here: https://internetbusinessmastermind.com/google-plus-profiles-enhancing-google-news-i-knew-they-showed-up-in-search-results
Today they announced several changes to Google news, making g+ more prominent on the news […]
Business thinking outside of the box – one of the smartest eCommerce ideas I've seen in a long time I have no idea whether it will work, but the concept is great. It's the opposite of what you normally would be doing.– order and pay online and get it delivered, or– order and pay online […]
Google Drive is live – and here's another example for fast-food-journalism
Why news journalism is meaningless, Part 6
So, it's Day 1 for Google drive, and +The Next Web proudly presents it's indepth evaluation: it's not a Dropbox killer.
Isn't it kind of silly to evaluate whether it is a dropbox or whatever killer ON […]
SproutSocial losing competitive advantage? #socialmedia is a lot about finding great links and sharing them to your social networks.
One of the main reasons why I'm using +HootSuite and +Sprout Social together is that SproutSocial offeres reading and sharing RSS feeds, while HootSuite has a few other perks.
Today HootSuite is catching up, you can […]
How +Klout, Kred & Co. deliver surprising insights for business
Despite the industry being in its infancy – and getting lots of criticism for that – I'm fascinated by the idea of social media influence measurement.
+markschaefer, as far as I know, wrote the very first book on the topic of social media influence, and […]
Read: How +Klout, Kred & Co
o. Diluting the Meaning of Social 'Social Business' and 'Social Influence' had a very specific meaning a few years back. Now they're increasingly used in the simple context of using Facebook, Twitter and other 'social sites.' +Mari Smith started a lively discussion on the shift of meaning. Lots of interesting comments there. https://plus.google.com/112707199408484711520/posts/fjp4tiUdV4d
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I've been researching #socialmediainfluence for several weeks now. That is: the scoring of your influence based on how connected you are on the web, and how people respond when you post something.
The most common reaction of people today is that social scoring is silly and not reflecting real influence.
But the site +Mari Smith […]
When the control freaks win, the internet as we know it is gone. Pressure is mounting. My prediction: In the end it will be the governments who end the free internet to protect themselves.
Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin Exclusive: Threats range from governments […]
Read: Don't take this lightly
Excellent analysis from +Dan Frommer why and how Facebook could seriously hurt Googe's ad business. http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/why_facebook_terrifies_google.php #ibmm
Why Facebook Terrifies Google Google is still the biggest, baddest online advertising company on the planet. Its $2.9 billion profit last quarter, announced yesterday, was almost as much as Facebook's revenue for […]
I'm not complaining, only describing what I notice in my own behavior. I like many aspects of the new design, except this:
I find my own interaction on g+ is going down– because I need to scroll more to see posts.– because it's harder to access the streams of individual circles.
Before, I was a […]
This is the best presentation of what g+ is meant to be that I've seen lately.
Fortunately inteviewer +Rafe Needleman is giving +Vic Gundotra and +Bradley Horowitz enough space to give us their view of g+, instead of hammering the common misconceptions.
As I've said before, g+ is much bigger than the 'Facebook […]
Slideshow with 15 #whitespace ideas.
And make sure to read the news artilce on the linked page:
Google Acquires WhiteSpace For $120M
Google+ redesign generates wicked #whitespace meme [slideshow] People have too much time to waste, and I'm not one of them. But occasionally I have fun and write […]
Google plus profiles enhancing Google News I knew they showed up in search results, but this is the first time I saw it on Google News.
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Quote: "Project Glass will be the first step in a revolutionary new development within the world of mobile technology. In simple terms, it could eliminate the need for most of the devices people can’t live without — most notably smartphones."
Google to Overtake Apple in 2016 – Forbes
The iPhone maker's days are numbered. You've […]
Is Social Media eating away too much of your time? Here are time saving tips on how to get the most out of each network with just a few minutes a day. Separate tips for Twitter, LinkedIn, g+, and Pinterest. Good post by +Brent Pohlman. #ibmm
Reshared post from +Brent Pohlman
"Social Media does not […]
Something to think about!
Reshared post from +Brock Predovich
Rock ON Small Businesses!!!
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Mh, something's wrong with my bank account….
3rd UPDATE: AOL Sells Patents To Microsoft In $1.06B Deal –AOL sells more than 800 patents to Microsoft in $1.06B deal. –Industry observers say deal doesn't address activist shareholder's concerns. –AOL shares were up more than 45% at intraday hig…
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Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook: "I'm excited to share the news that we've agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook."
"We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to […]
"Google+ is actually sixth on the list of most-popular social networks for March visits. Facebook takes first, followed by Twitter, relative newcomer Pinterest, Linkedin, and Tagged."
The statistic doesn't even count mobile users.
Not bad for a service that's only open to public for 7 months now. Did you know hat Pinterest has already been […]
Need more exposure for your blog? Or help with filling your blog with good content?
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Where to find Guest Bloggers & be a Guest Blogger – My top 6 options
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In album March 17, 2012 (1 photo)
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Read: Hangout Meditation?
A blogger, a teacher, and a 15 year old boy make a difference in this amazing post. Oh, and a mother, too. I almost forgot to add that! Sure it wasn't easy for her to step up and share her story.
You never know the ripples the things you say, do and write will have!
t. I don't see it as negative as +Jonathan Leger in his post linked below, but his points are valid. The system can be and will be mis-used.
Reshared post from +Tim Buchalka
Jonathan seems to be against author rank, or at least thinks its not going to go far – I tend to agree […]
It has been shared quite a bit today, and rightfully so. If you haven't downloaded this year's 'Social Media Marketing Industry Report', you should do so now. Don't waste your time with social media marketing that doesn't work.
By the way – I've already written an analysis of the 3 points that stood out for […]
I predict he's going to run for president within 8 years.
Reshared post from +Catherine Maguire
This this is the most enormous amount of cods wallop I've listened to in a very looong time. I've always thought this man was a snake, but this is beyond belief.
Thoughts anyone? You can't compare dollar bills with […]
Reverse each of these 16 points, and you'll get great social media results.
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16 Terrible Social Media Mistakes You're Making Thanks to +Aaron Lee
"What are the biggest mistakes that you find small business leaders make when using social media?"
16 Terrible Social Media Mistakes You're Making
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