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Twitter Lists are the New “Follow”

Twitter Lists are the New “Follow” | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
Twitter is a very open and active social network. As a small business owner, it may be difficult to sort through all of the chatter on Twitter and focus on those who will make an impact on your business.

Via Rami Kantari
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Wouldn't be without my twitter lists as I have been using them for years. Such a great way to curate and collate good content providers and fabulous connections. This is an article I wrote over 4 years ago and it still stands true. http://georgina-lester.com/twitter-lists-tips-my-thoughts-on-twitter-lists-things-to-do-things-that-have-worked-for-me-might-work-for-you-too/

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malek's curator insight, June 13, 8:36 AM

You're Superhuman, you can follow thousands on Twitter.

The secret is the Kryptonite?! this is fiction, Twitter list is fact.

Hootsuite will make using lists a snap.


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Is All of Twitter Fair Game for Journalists? - Slate Magazine

Is All of Twitter Fair Game for Journalists? - Slate Magazine | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
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Is All of Twitter Fair Game for Journalists?
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Publicly shaming random teens who use social media to complain about their expensive gifts has become a new holiday tradition.
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What the Market Still Hasn't Figured Out About Facebook

What the Market Still Hasn't Figured Out About Facebook | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
It’s been a rocky year since Facebook’s much-maligned initial public offering.

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Gmail update rolling out to everyone, now it's Hangouts turn

Gmail update rolling out to everyone, now it's Hangouts turn | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
Recently Google introduced Gmail 4.5, choosing to roll it out incrementally. Now it's Google+ Hangouts turn for a gradual rollout.

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The Ultimate Updated Guide to Google Plus Posts - Martin Shervington

The Ultimate Updated Guide to Google Plus Posts - Martin Shervington | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
When it comes to Google Plus posts, the formatting is just as important as the content. People who do this well elevate the craft of posting to an art form.

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Create Persistent Searches and Monitor Specific Keywords with the Best Google Alerts Alternative: TalkWalker Alerts

Create Persistent Searches and Monitor Specific Keywords with the Best Google Alerts Alternative: TalkWalker Alerts | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it

 

 


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Having been disappointed with Google Alerts in the last couple of years, I haven't yet found a better alternative. Could be worth investigating.

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Robin Good's comment, June 19, 2013 9:29 AM
No way. Mention is a great tool, and even better in some aspects, but it stops at 500 mentions of whatever you put it to search unless you pony up 19.99$/month.
trendspotter's comment, June 20, 2013 9:27 AM
Ok, I didn't reach that limit so far. Thanks for the info, Robin.
Guillemette's curator insight, August 21, 2013 11:33 AM

beaucoup de résulmtats proviennent de pays d'Europe du nord et de l'est

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How To SEO Optimise Your Social Media Profiles

How To SEO Optimise Your Social Media Profiles | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it

"Mention the term SEO and what do you think of? Websites? Blogs, Google? They’re all correct, but what most people don’t consider is that it’s not limited to just sites.

 

Social media profiles and pages can be optimised as well. We put so much work into them that it’s easy to forget that there are many other little things that improve the chances of your page appearing in search engines.

 

While optimising your site is an important part of any SEO strategy, make sure you bring your social media pages into the mix as well.

 

Here’s a quick run-through of what each site can offer: http://www.simplyzesty.com/social-media/making-sure-your-social-media-pages-are-seo-optimised/

 


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R.G. Riles's curator insight, February 10, 2013 6:28 PM

Our only addition to this little nugget of info is that social sharing is a place where your branding rules can easily be lost and go-astray. Make sure you are consistently posting content with your branding rules by your side, until they become second nature.  Fots, colors, upper-case, lower-case... it's all on the table and how will your followers know how to properly represent your brand if you do not?  If you don't have a 1 page cheat sheet for the different ways your brand can be mentioned and how you want those mentions to be constructed, you need to take a half hour to sit down and do this today.

Andrew Szabo The Marketing Chef's curator insight, February 13, 2013 8:59 AM

Optimise Your Social Media Profiles sooner than later!

agamez400's curator insight, February 24, 2013 7:04 AM

El SEO 2.0 sin social media no hay posicionamiento y sin posicionamiento no hay marketing 2.0. La simbiosis del SEO con el 2.0 es una realidad.

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How Social Media Impacts SEO: Infographic

How Social Media Impacts SEO: Infographic | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it

Search engine optimization has not been dependent on a minimal number of factors for a long time now, such as number of times a keyword appeared on a page, and it continues to become a more complex web of on and off-page factors every month. 

 

One of the more recent factors that has had an impact on search ranking is social media.

  


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Mike Barnes's comment, March 12, 2013 1:31 PM
It's not rocket science - http://seo-alien.com/tips-and-tricks/online-marketing-basics-creating-the-right-foundation/
Mike Ellsworth's curator insight, March 12, 2013 2:38 PM

Wow! One fact on this Infographic says tweeting cuts time to index by half!

VL Digital Marketing's comment, March 13, 2013 3:10 AM
Thanks!
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How My Site Gets Tons of Traffic From Pinterest

How My Site Gets Tons of Traffic From Pinterest | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
My company, Greatist, is the fastest growing health-and-wellness site on the Web. We wouldn't have that label without these tricks for using Pinterest.

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Roselink, Juergen Wagner, Let's Learn IT, Doug Joubert, michel verstrepen, Philippe Trebaul, Mithuhassan
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Pola Panagiotou's comment, May 7, 2013 10:10 AM
what is the comment about Cyprus?
Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

Annika Hultén's curator insight, May 17, 2:56 PM
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101 Tweet-Tastic Tools for 2013

101 Tweet-Tastic Tools for 2013 | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
As much as I love Twitter, I have to admit I haven’t seen that familiar blue Twitter home page in quite a while. Why? because although Twitter is amazing, I c ...

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I think that this could be worth investigating.

 

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Herb Lawrence's comment, February 27, 2013 9:28 AM
Nice scoop Michael! Will share with our network
Michael Nelson's comment, February 27, 2013 9:43 AM
Thanks Herb, have a great day!
Herb Lawrence's comment, February 27, 2013 9:52 AM
Same to you Michael...keep scooping that good content
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How to start a Social Media Campaign

The essentials of starting and maintaining a successful social media campaign.
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How Do We Harness the Innovation Potential of our Networks?

How Do We Harness the Innovation Potential of our Networks? | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it

Venessa Miemis is a pioneer and change agent, and every one of her posts is part of a mindset that is essential for anyone who wants to thrive in this new world.  I selected this piece because it is something that I am struggling with now, perhaps you are too.  There are great insights, and suggestions on how to create relationships that are empowering and productive.

 

Here's an excerpt:

 

**we embrace the gifts, skills and capacities of the individuals in the community

 

**We pursue common goals and not the goals of just one or two people who come forward but find a way to let everyone be heard

 

Only in the past few months have I heard this term “asset mapping” as a needed tool to surface hidden but available value, bootstrap communities, and get things done.

 

I could go on and on but want you to read the article.

 

My commentary:

 

I personally belong to private groups on Facebook, have various affiliations on other networks and I am continually struggling with the following:

 

**the ability to manage time constraints,  (how can I possibly be on 10 networks, be on tweetchats at night)

 

** do my work which is very time consuming

 

**find time to eat and sleep and still have time for my wonderful life offline

 

**come together with these people and create something meaningful. I'm living in the question, what comes next........

 

I feel a responsibilty to other members to do my part and contribute in ways that I feel can help move things forward.

 

**As a content curator, I can bring articles like this to the attention of others

 

**It is my hope this will stimulate discussions

 

**introduce new ways of looking at things 

 

**create tools and resources for us to function in a more cohesive manner

 

**make a difference in whatever way we see fit and create dynamic, meaningful relationships both within and outside of these communities

 

**Work together to help others grow and change

 

Selected and curated by Jan Gordon covering "Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/AsGHY2]


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7 Tools That Let You Control Your Own Data

7 Tools That Let You Control Your Own Data | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
Our personal data is loose on the web, and it's near impossible to know who is collecting and mining it. Here are a few services that can help you... (Take control over your own data!
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The sooner that we have the ability to control our own data the better. I do wonder what solutions will become available though to make that happen. I know of one group of people who have been working on this for a while, so I do have high hopes.

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How to choose between Facebook and LinkedIn

How to choose between Facebook and LinkedIn | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
Choosing between Facebook and LinkedIn might not be an easy choice. You probably know both platforms as a user. Let's try to analyze those two systems in order for you to decide which one to use.
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Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, March 29, 3:47 PM

The standard answer usually is: Facebook is for B2C while LinkedIn is for B2B. It is actually more complex than that.    

Victor Juarez's curator insight, March 31, 5:55 PM

Facebook or  Linkedin? Mejor las dos pero si hay que elegir...

Dawn Jensen's curator insight, April 8, 5:59 PM

For those who are looking to see how they would reach a potential client or prospect, here's a great way to see top-tiered social networks side by side.

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9 Reasons Google Plus Is More Powerful Than Facebook

9 Reasons Google Plus Is More Powerful Than Facebook | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
If I had to choose between a Facebook page or a Google Plus page, I’d delete my Facebook page in a heartbeat. Luckily, I can have my cake (Facebook) and eat it too (Google+).  

 

Are you taking Google Plus seriously or do you think it’s just another social media platform and you don’t have time for it? I’d love to hear your thoughts?|


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Google SEO Guide: The Ultimate Google SEO Resource | WordStream

Google SEO Guide: The Ultimate Google SEO Resource | WordStream | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
WordStream has the ultimate free Google SEO Guide for your optimization efforts!

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Report Uncovers Trends About How B2B Marketers Use Social Media - KoMarketing Associates

Report Uncovers Trends About How B2B Marketers Use Social Media - KoMarketing Associates | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
Report Uncovers Trends About How B2B Marketers Use Social Media KoMarketing Associates Recent Social Media Marketing research uncovers trends about how B2B and B2C marketers are using social media, with the goal of enabling marketers to uncover...

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Oh, How Pinteresting!, Introducing Pinterest Web Analytics

Oh, How Pinteresting!, Introducing Pinterest Web Analytics | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
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Pure SEO Will Die - Social Media Optimization Will Fill The Gap

Pure SEO Will Die - Social Media Optimization Will Fill The Gap | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it

"In our fast changing world it seems that pure SEO strategies are dead. Not least because of Google itself, social media optimization will fill this gap".

 

Read More: http://www.quintly.com/blog/2013/02/pure-seo-will-die-social-media-optimization-will-fill-the-gap/


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LaBroi Walton's comment, March 3, 2013 3:53 AM
I couldn't agree more! Our client reports show hard evidence of this today in comparing their Google rankings to competitors.
spzkaz's comment, March 10, 2013 2:45 PM
This information is not surprising to me...not that I know much about SEO, but because I know so little...and so do many more of us who are trying to make a living online. I have gone to social media because I am baffled by conventional SEO.
Pallab Kakoti's curator insight, March 16, 2013 5:54 PM

Get the best insights, reports & best practices on search engine optimization at the ApnaCircle Group on Mastering SEO - http://goo.gl/5wR8v

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3 Free Social Monitoring Tools | Social Media Examiner

3 Free Social Monitoring Tools | Social Media Examiner | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
A comparison of Twazzup, Addict-o-matic and SocialMention, tools for you to measure your brand on social media.
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Why your brand should get creative now with visual content marketing

Why your brand should get creative now with visual content marketing | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
According to Toprank CEO Lee Odden’s recent SES London session, content marketing at its very minimum needs to include: brand leadership, customer empathy, storytelling and creativity.

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Your Business Plan is About You

Your Business Plan is About You | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it

When considering whether to invest in a company, bankers and venture capitalists look first at the entrepreneur, then at the plan. They invest in people, not plans. It’s not the content of the plan that matters, but rather what it says about the entrepreneur — how she thinks, how she collects confirming and disconfirming data, how she uses it to build a strategy for success, how she builds a team.  


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Social Bookmarking – An Efficient Web Promotion Approach

Social Bookmarking – An Efficient Web Promotion Approach | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
We hope by now everyone is aware of the importance of SEO in gaining success through Internet. SEO includes ‘n’ number of ways to enhance the recognition of your website. Social Bookmarking is also one those easy and efficient methods used to promote your website across the Internet.
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How to Harness Your Attention in the Age of Distraction

How to Harness Your Attention in the Age of Distraction | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it

I selected this piece because it's something many people are struggling with on a daily basis. This article was written by Peter Bregman for Harvard Business Review.

 

He gives very simple suggestions, they seem so obvious but if you're having trouble with distraction, maybe you should try this.

 

Intro:

 

Never before has it been so important to be grounded and intentional and to know what to pay attention to and what to ignore.

 

Excerpt:

 

The speed with which information hurtles towards us is unavoidable (and it's getting worse). Trying to catch it all is counterproductive.

 

The faster the waves come, the more deliberately we need to navigate. Otherwise we'll get tossed around like so many particles of sand, scattered to oblivion. 

 

Here are some great takeaways:

 

Now is a good time me to pause, prioritize and focus  

 

Make two lists and read them everyday

 

**Ask yourself what's the plan for today?

 

**Where do I need to spend my time?

 

**How will it further my focus?

 

**How do I get distracted? How many times do I check my mobile devices?

 

**Be very aware of what you're doing and what your priorities are for the day and long term

 

**Make conscious choices to stick to the list that has your priorities and follow through

 

For more good information on this topic please refer to Beth Kanter's blog

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering, "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://tinyurl.com/6lhftvv]


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Beth Kanter's comment, May 29, 2012 4:42 PM
I love, love Bregman's writing - esp his new book -have you read? Read it earlier this year and it literally changed my life - http://www.bethkanter.org/18-minutes-three-words/
janlgordon's comment, May 29, 2012 7:08 PM
Thanks Beth, you're like a walking library, always so full of information!!