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Facebook change the platform to make it impossible for businesses

Facebook change the platform to make it impossible for businesses | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Facebook pages for businesses and brands have been under pressure in the last couple of weeks as engagement levels are dropping and content is not get...
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Three Dangerous B2B Social Media Mistakes

Three Dangerous B2B Social Media Mistakes | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
"The lack of competency in three areas is preventing companies from truly getting the most from their social media programs. It’s holding back social media success.
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Google Entices Brands to Youtube Through AdWords for Video

Google Entices Brands to Youtube Through AdWords for Video | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Google have expanded their AdWords service so that it focuses on video advertising campaigns, allowing users to add new video ad formats to Youtube promoted videos.
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Amazon Kindle Fire: iPad Killer or Ereader Substitute? [POLL]

Amazon Kindle Fire: iPad Killer or Ereader Substitute? [POLL] | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
As tablet after tablet fail to gain significant market share against the iPad, many have attached their iPad-killing dreams to the Amazon tablet.
Amazon unveiled that tablet, the Kindle Fire, on Wednesday.
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Facebook Privacy: 3 Fights to Expect When You Get the New Timeline

Facebook Privacy: 3 Fights to Expect When You Get the New Timeline | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
As an adult, you have responsibilities — an income, maybe a mortgage, possibly children. That’s great! Congrats. Now is certainly not the time to be throwing caution to the wind — just know that Facebook will be doing that for you.
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15 Must-Know Facts on How People View Websites | DreamGrow Social Media

15 Must-Know Facts on How People View Websites | DreamGrow Social Media | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Do you know what is the first thing that your eye is drawn to on a website? And in what pattern do people scan your website?
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What the Changes to Facebook Mean to Marketers and Advertisers

What the Changes to Facebook Mean to Marketers and Advertisers | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
In case you missed the news, and quite frankly how could you... Facebook unveiled some major changes during their annual f8 conference. And marketers and advertisers would be wise to take notice.
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Facebook Platform Changes, Part 1: Profiles

Facebook Platform Changes, Part 1: Profiles | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
At f8 2011, Facebook's annual conference held last week for developers and entrepreneurs, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a series of changes to the social network's platform.
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Direct Sellers: The Social Seller

Direct Sellers: The Social Seller | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it

The direct selling model has been around for more than 150 years, and it continues to be an effective model for getting sales and obtaining profit. It is basically the original social networking business, since it is driven by word of mouth marketing, through the relationships and trust that people form with each other.
Though the main tools of the direct selling trade are basically the people themselves, the technology of today has definitely changed the way people form connections with other people. In the past, direct sellers were limited to physical locations. They literally had to go door-to-door, organize a party in their house, or conduct a meeting at a restaurant or local café.


Nowadays, technology has made it possible for direct sellers to conduct their business anywhere. They can now reach hundreds of people with just one click, and they don’t have to be physically next to the other person to interact with him and talk about the benefits of a product they’re selling...


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Ignore the Social Media Hype. Your Business Will Always Need a Great Website

Ignore the Social Media Hype. Your Business Will Always Need a Great Website | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it

The growth of social media marketing means your business needs a great website more than ever. This good article explains why this is the case and what level of effort you should be putting into your website versus your social media efforts.


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Humans first, technology second. Why Facebook will win. - ZDNet (blog)

Humans first, technology second. Why Facebook will win. - ZDNet (blog) | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
USA TodayHumans first, technology second. Why Facebook will win.ZDNet (blog)Summary: Facebook's understanding of what strikes an emotional chord with people will keep them ahead.
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Blog this on: - TIME

Blog this on: - TIME | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Blog this on:TIMEAs for Twitter, it too has a unique feel. Unlike Facebook, it's as much about following people who you don't know, be they celebrities or simply random strangers.
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25 Unmissable Social Media Articles From The Last 7 Days To Read This Weekend

25 Unmissable Social Media Articles From The Last 7 Days To Read This Weekend | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Every week on a Saturday we bring you 25 stories from the world of social media and tech that you simply have to read.
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Social Media - Still Confusing for Many

Social Media - Still Confusing for Many | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
"There are actually more people that fit into the untrained social media sector than you’d think.
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2 Vital Steps To Help Protect Your Privacy On Facebook And Twitter

2 Vital Steps To Help Protect Your Privacy On Facebook And Twitter | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
It’s amazing how many apps we all use on a daily basis that ask us to log in using either our Facebook or Twitter accounts.
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Facebook apps just got more social : rate them in the newsfeed

Facebook apps just got more social : rate them in the newsfeed | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
We’ve seen Facebook starting to do more with recommendations on the platform, as a few weeks ago they started asking people to compare two ‘places’ they had Liked, that were similar.
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Flickr Lets You Browse Photos With Friends on iPhone, iPad and Desktop

Flickr Lets You Browse Photos With Friends on iPhone, iPad and Desktop | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Flickr has introduced Photo Session, a new feature that lets a group of people browse photos together from multiple devices — both mobile and desktop.
Up to 10 people can view and chat about photos in real time with Photo Session.
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Facebook Users Beware: Facebook’s New Feature Could Embarrass You

Facebook Users Beware: Facebook’s New Feature Could Embarrass You | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
If you didn’t watch Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook announcements last week — and of course the vast majority of Facebook users did not — you may be in for a surprise.
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Marketers Who Treat Social Media As One Size Fits All Are Making a Tragic Mistake

Marketers Who Treat Social Media As One Size Fits All Are Making a Tragic Mistake | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Marketers and companies need to realize that prospects and customers are two different types of people and that their most valuable asset in the social media space are their most engaged, ardent and loyal fans.
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Amazon’s Tablet: The iPad’s Biggest Threat

Amazon’s Tablet: The iPad’s Biggest Threat | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Amazon’s tablet, reportedly named the Kindle Fire, could be the first Android device to effectively challenge Apple’s iPad. Or it could end up as just another over-hyped, under-performing tablet steamrolled by the Apple juggernaut.
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10 David Ogilvy Quotes that Could Revolutionize Your Blogging

10 David Ogilvy Quotes that Could Revolutionize Your Blogging | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
This week, I've been reading The King of Madison Avenue—an interesting biography of ad man David Ogilvy (aff). I've always ...
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How to Use Google Analytics <= Some basics

How to Use Google Analytics <= Some basics | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
This article will show you how to use Google Analytics to analyze important website metrics like visits, pageviews, traffic, and more.

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Why Do You Blog? Getting the Most from Blogging

Why Do You Blog? Getting the Most from Blogging | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
There are many different types of bloggers, all with different agendas and motivation. In order to get the most from blogging it is important to understand why you are blogging.
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Fowl Language: Companies Squawk About Who Gets 'Tweet' - Wall Street Journal

Fowl Language: Companies Squawk About Who Gets 'Tweet' - Wall Street Journal | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Wall Street JournalFowl Language: Companies Squawk About Who Gets 'Tweet'Wall Street JournalTwitter became an online highflier by letting users post 140-character messages that people started calling "tweets." A tweet, Merriam-Webster says, may be...
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Design Inspiration: 7 Galleries of Excellent Ecommerce Sites

Design Inspiration: 7 Galleries of Excellent Ecommerce Sites | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.
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