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Google Search Adds Google+: This Week in Social Media

Google Search Adds Google+: This Week in Social Media | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

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Did ‘Google Plus’ Just Become A ‘Must-Have’ with the advent of ‘Google Plus Search’? « « @Hobo_Web

Did ‘Google Plus’ Just Become A ‘Must-Have’ with the advent of ‘Google Plus Search’? « «  @Hobo_Web | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Google+ just became unavoidably relevant – maybe even – a must-have marketing tool for your business:

Is there anyone out there who still wants to say that being on Google+ doesn’t matter? Anyone? Because when being on Google+ means that you potentially can have your Google+ page leap to the top in those sidebar results, Google+ matters. It matters more than ever before.


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Forbes: 20 Best-Ever Social Media Campaigns

Forbes: 20 Best-Ever Social Media Campaigns | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Here are some great examples of agency creativity utilizing social media. Hopefully you will find a spark that will ignite your own creativity for your agency’s clients.

Forbes asked three experts to rank the 20 best-ever social media campaigns based on the success, execution and creativity of the campaigns

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5 case studies of brands using niche social sites (and why you should too) – Simply Zesty - Simply Zesty

5 case studies of brands using niche social sites (and why you should too) – Simply Zesty - Simply Zesty | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Niche social sites are growing in popularity for brands, as they seek to find new ways to reach their consumers outside of the increasingly noisy 'big...
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6 Essential Google+ Features for Marketing Your Business Online [with cool Infographic] | Unbounce

6 Essential Google+ Features for Marketing Your Business Online [with cool Infographic] | Unbounce | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
When Google unveiled brand pages on its Google+ social network, it opened the door to those who want to use the platform for business marketing.
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Could 2012 Be The Year Of The Niche Social Media Site?

Could 2012 Be The Year Of The Niche Social Media Site? | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Users who have become more savvy with social media and smartphones, this could be the year where they will pick social media sites that reflect their personality and interests. The landscape is ever changing and such movement will be beneficial for both users and smaller developers for the following reasons: The Rapid Growth of Mobile

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25 Best Infographics Of 2011 That Are Still Relevant Today @1stwebdesigner

25 Best Infographics Of 2011 That Are Still Relevant Today @1stwebdesigner | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Some of the most interesting and trending infographics in 2011 that still remain relevant in 2012 include the interesting facts about Instagram, Twitter History and many others. 


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SEO Pyramid: 4 Most Important Keys To Better Ranking [Infographic]

SEO Pyramid: 4 Most Important Keys To Better Ranking [Infographic] | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

SEO infographic that might be helpful to you when you first start out with the SEO of your website. It’s a four level pyramid that points to the weight of each different optimization.


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The Marketing Measurement Checklist [Infographic] - B2B Marketing

The Marketing Measurement Checklist [Infographic] - B2B Marketing | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

The Marketing Measurement Checklist will help you intelligently analyze the success of your marketing, justify your marketing budget, and keep measurement from becoming an afterthought.


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To Build an Audience and Credibility: Be Consistent! | Social Media Today

To Build an Audience and Credibility: Be Consistent! | Social Media Today | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
When you log on to CNN.com or MSNBC.com or any other news site, is there ever a day when you find they haven’t updated their content?  Do they sporadically write news stories in fits and starts?
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Why 2012 Will Be the Year of Content Marketing [with 2 Bonus Infographics] | Unbounce

Why 2012 Will Be the Year of Content Marketing [with 2 Bonus Infographics] | Unbounce | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Some would argue that creative content and using it as a marketing device (i.e. Content Marketing) is the only way to market a business. Without it, you’re like the wallflower at the prom. And seriously, who even uses the word wallflower these days?

Which proves our point. If you’re not using content marketing, you’re dated. (Or without a date… at the prom). Get on board. Fast.

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Will Google Replace Facebook as the King of Social Media? [plus Infographic] | Jeffbullas's Blog

Will Google  Replace Facebook as the King of Social Media? [plus Infographic] | Jeffbullas's Blog | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Nothing is forever and the rise of Google plus begs the question When will Facebook be dethroned? MySpace lasted 5 years as the king of social networks until 2007 after launching in 2002. So how is Google+ growing and will it overtake Facebook?

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46 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

46 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Get ready, because it’s time for another weekly serving of features.
In the political sphere, social media is playing a different role than we’ve seen before in the presidential campaign, and we’re keeping up with the digital trends. It’s still the beginning of the new year, so we have a few more tech and social media predictions for you too.

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Google Plus has Potential to Overtake Other Social Media | SEO Alien

Google Plus has Potential to Overtake Other Social Media | SEO Alien | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
The new social media outlet available through Google called Plus has the potential to run away with the social media market. Here are some reasons why!
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5 Tips for Making Your Brand More Social

5 Tips for Making Your Brand More Social | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

What message does your brand convey to socially engaged customers? 

 

As we enter the golden age of social media, companies can no longer afford the luxury of tightly scripted, top-down messaging (e.g., “We’re the best! Take our word for it.”).

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Google's Social media disaster - The 10 must read articles

Google's Social media disaster - The 10 must read articles | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Google have been in a bit of hot water online since the launch of their new social search results after deciding to use their own Google + data rather than using the publicly available data from Twitter and Facebook

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6 Incredible Examples Of How Twitter Predicts The Future | Twitter Tips And Updates From Buffer

6 Incredible Examples Of How Twitter Predicts The Future | Twitter Tips And Updates From Buffer | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

How does predicting the future with the likes of Twitter and Facebook sound for you? Personally, I think this is really fascinating.

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Why social media is leading to a new era of identity – Simply Zesty - Simply Zesty

Why social media is leading to a new era of identity – Simply Zesty - Simply Zesty | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Is social media eroding the concept of identity, or solidifying it?
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6 Steps to Getting Started With Google+

6 Steps to Getting Started With Google+ | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Are you thinking of using Google+?

This article will explain why Google+ should be considered and show you how to get started.
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Infographic: In Online Advertising, 2011 Was the Year of Mobile [Google Benchmarks]

Infographic: In Online Advertising, 2011 Was the Year of Mobile [Google Benchmarks] | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Google is taking a look back at 2011. First at how the world searched in 2011, and now at how consumers and businesses engaged with online advertising. Given the size of its business — Google is the leader in both the U.S.


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'The Life and Times of Steve Jobs' Is the Best Infographic of 2011 @sodahead

'The Life and Times of Steve Jobs' Is the Best Infographic of 2011  @sodahead | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

The best infographic entailing the life of Steve Jobs


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Google Makes Search Social; Focus On Building Much Needed Community For Google+

Google Makes Search Social; Focus On Building Much Needed Community For Google+ | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

There have been hints from Google about integrating its social media site into search with +1s and linking articles and posts with their writers' Google+ profiles

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Klout, Egometrics, and 9 Symptoms of Shiny Algorithm Syndrome

Klout, Egometrics, and 9 Symptoms of Shiny Algorithm Syndrome | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

If tech geeks suffer from susceptibility to “shiny object syndrome” (SOS), then social media lovers are just as prone to catch SAS: Shiny Algorithm Syndrome.

 

You can get easily caught up in every new egometric site that pops up, trying to boost scores, figure out the systems, and convince people you belong at the top of the social food chain. Regardless of what any of these companies may claim, each is built to snare people in via shiny algorithm syndrome and provide very little value or guidance in how to be truly influential.


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7 Ways To Improve Your Social Media Skills and Influence - Forbes

7 Ways To Improve Your Social Media Skills and Influence - Forbes | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

7 Ways To Improve Your Social Media Skills and Influence. ForbesEric is a marketing director and worries that his career might slip away if he doesn't start building his social profile outside and inside the enterprise.

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Build Your Social Media Schedule For 2012 | Social Media Today

Build Your Social Media Schedule For 2012 | Social Media Today | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
It’s 2012 and I can’t resist jumping on the “Things To Do In 2012″ bandwagon. Slowly but surely, people we are meeting with are starting to understand how important is is for them to get involved with social media marketing.