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61 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

61 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
The Facebook redesign news kicked this week’s features roundup into full-throttle. For instance, press “command F” and search “Facebook”. Go ahead, try it. The word comes up 31 times on this page alone.
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Google Replaces High Tech With Hertz Rental Cars To Complete Streetview Pictures

Google Replaces High Tech With Hertz Rental Cars To Complete Streetview Pictures | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
We all love the sight of the Google cars going around with cameras strapped to the roof with people spotting them all over the world but that sight could be a thing of the past as Google seeks to make the process more efficient by crowd sourcing...
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Social Media's Dirty Little Secret

Social Media's Dirty Little Secret | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
For all the time people spend on social media, it cannot nor will ever not be the answer to what ails your marketing campaigns.
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How People React to Changes In Social Media; the Five Stages

How People React to Changes In Social Media; the Five Stages | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
There’s been a lot of kafuffle (yes, kafuffle) about Facebook’s new changes that rolled in this week.
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Facebook Changes Again: Everything You Need To Know

Facebook Changes Again: Everything You Need To Know | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
As we predicted, Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote at the f8 conference in San Francisco Thursday introduced some of the most profound changes seen on Facebook since its inception. So many changes, in fact, that it can be hard to keep track.
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SEO & Social Media Part 5 : Optimising LinkedIn Company Pages

SEO & Social Media Part 5 : Optimising LinkedIn Company Pages | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Part 5 in our SEO and social media guide, and today we’re looking specifically at optimising company pages on LinkedIn.
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The secret to success on Twitter: Link sharing.

The secret to success on Twitter: Link sharing. | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it

Brands’ approach to Twitter is in many ways more of an unknown than Facebook. With the way that Facebook Pages have developed, there is a very clear structure to how you run your business presence on Facebook. There is a place for your photos, video, wall updates, then tabs on the side to do pretty much whatever you want with and a clear distinction between friends and Likes. With Twitter, it’s not so straightforward.

 

Sure, everyone has the same basic tool to use: 140 character messages, but there’s little direction for brands. Do you post news, facilitate customer service, are you meant to @reply people who don’t follow you, how do you grow followers, when should DM and not @reply? It causes many problems for brands, who open up a Twitter account, only to leave it to die a slow death as they realise they’re not really sure how to use it for their brand or what value it can drive. A few interesting studies have been published lately that all seem to point to the same conclusion – the secret to Twitter success is driving links...


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5 Things to Do When Business is Slow

5 Things to Do When Business is Slow | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
"If you were expecting a hunker down and wait for the storm to pass when you read this post, I hope that you aren’t disappointed.
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Online Reputation Management Is Business Critical

Online Reputation Management Is Business Critical | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it

Online reputation management is now a critical part of business. This good article explains why and describes how you can use available tools to effectively monitor what is being said about your business in online media. 


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Youtube Time-Lapse Shows What It Feels Like To Fly Over Planet Earth From Space

Youtube Time-Lapse Shows What It Feels Like To Fly Over Planet Earth From Space | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
We all discover brilliant videos on Youtube on a daily basis but none are ever going to be as awe inspiring as this one shot in full HD from the front of the international space station as it orbits the world.
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Facebook About To Enter A Defining Week In Its History – What They Are About To Launch

Facebook About To Enter A Defining Week In Its History – What They Are About To Launch | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
This Thursday sees Facebook hold it’s annual F8 developer conference which is traditionally where they launch most of their major products and this year looks like it could be a whopper with some big announcements in the pipeline.
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Google+ – Too Little, Too Late

Google+ – Too Little, Too Late | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
"Intrigue made me as well as millions of others an early adopter to Google+. They received a staggering 20M visits to Google+ in the 1st 21 days of service.
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In Social Media: Doctors, Lawyers, and Financiers, oh my! - The ...

In Social Media: Doctors, Lawyers, and Financiers, oh my! - The ... | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Isn't one of the awesome things about social media the sharing (and caring), the discovery of something new, and the knowledge gained from others? When it comes to these three fields of work, each has it's own set of what ...
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A Guide to Tracking Health & Fitness Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Guide to Tracking Health & Fitness Online [INFOGRAPHIC] | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Greatist.com — which itself entered the health and fitness market this past year — has put together a best-of list of websites, iOS apps, Android apps and gadgets to keep you fit and healthy.
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Facebook set to double ad revenue this year, boosted by new ad products

Facebook set to double ad revenue this year, boosted by new ad products | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
For those of you that are waiting for the f8 goodness from today, here’s a little bit of Facebook news to keep you going until the time comes!
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Funding social media with the price of a single ad (single page view) - iMediaConnection.com

Funding social media with the price of a single ad (single page view) - iMediaConnection.com | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it

You've been spending consistently in TV, print, outdoor, and other channels for the last zillion years. Thus, it might seem like there's not enough left over to try something as "emerging" and "unproven" as social. But let's see what we can do about that.

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Facebook Timeline: Zuckerberg’s Biggest Gamble Yet

Facebook Timeline: Zuckerberg’s Biggest Gamble Yet | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Facebook Timeline sounds like a good idea. It’s your life, organized and summarized for public consumption — or as public as you want to make it. It’s your own two-hour biopic on a single page.
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What Facebook’s Changes Mean for Marketers

What Facebook’s Changes Mean for Marketers | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Facebook’s bold list of changes, announced Thursday, will put more pressure on advertisers to come up with compelling content and integrate themselves further into consumers’ lives. The big loser?
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Twitter Marketing: The Ultimate Guide | Copyblogger

Marketing on Twitter can be mysterious, and leave you with more questions than answers. This Twitter marketing guide gives you answers.
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15 Tips for Writing the Perfect Press Release

15 Tips for Writing the Perfect Press Release | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it

If you are planning to launch a new product or service or have newsworthy results from your current business activities then this good article will give you the guidance needed to write a press release that will meet the requirements of journalists and their publications.


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Google+ Opens Its Doors as Google Once Again Ups the Ante

Google+ Opens Its Doors as Google Once Again Ups the Ante | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Google increases the pace of online change by opening the doors to its social network and announcing the launch of Google Wallet and Google Offers.
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How to Win in a Local Market

An excellent article from John Spence that provides sound advice to anyone operating a professional services firm who wants to stand out from the pack in their local market.


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Social Media and SEO Part 2 : Optimising Youtube

Social Media and SEO Part 2 : Optimising Youtube | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
In part 2 of our social media and SEO guide, we look at some of the top ways to optimise your content on Youtube, across video uploads as well as channel optimisiation.
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Neilsen Release Social Media Report For Q3 2011

Neilsen Release Social Media Report For Q3 2011 | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Nielsen have just released a report on social media that focuses in on Q3 of 2011 and shares some interesting insights in to the industry and where it is headed.
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