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Forget social influence, now it’s all about commerce influence

Forget social influence, now it’s all about commerce influence | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
A new service has launched, that allows brands to take a unique approach in how they rank their customers online.
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3 Steps to Develop a Branding Strategy for Social Media

3 Steps to Develop a Branding Strategy for Social Media | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Having a social media strategy that fits into your overall marketing plan is vital to building a successful business'. Always keep your brand in mind.
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Twitter Parodies: 9 Top Literary Fakes

Twitter Parodies: 9 Top Literary Fakes | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
To tweet or not to tweet? That is the hilarious question posed by these great literary parody accounts.
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Social Media & Peer Pressure: What Does It Take To Change Your Mind? [STUDY]

Social Media & Peer Pressure: What Does It Take To Change Your Mind? [STUDY] | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
On one level, the research that emerged from HP Labs Friday is unsurprising: we tend to bow to peer pressure, and it’s as true in social media as in real life.
But how much peer pressure does it take, and what other factors come into play?
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Apple Becomes World’s Second Most Valuable Brand — After Google [STUDY]

Apple Becomes World’s Second Most Valuable Brand — After Google [STUDY] | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Apple‘s brand is worth $39.3 billion, or 33% more than it was at the start of the year, according to a study from consulting firm Brand Finance.
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Google Propeller Social News Sharing App to Compete Against Flipboard [REPORT]

Google Propeller Social News Sharing App to Compete Against Flipboard [REPORT] | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Google is creating a social news sharing app for iPad and Android that will compete directly with Flipboard, named 2010 iPad App of the Year by Apple.
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Google+ Allows You to Share Maps

Google+ Allows You to Share Maps | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Google has added a feature that allows users to share directions, hotel information and other content from Google Maps to its social network, Google+.
Specifically, Google has added support for +snippets in Maps.
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YouTube Introduces Video Editing Feature

YouTube Introduces Video Editing Feature | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Some YouTube users may be noticing that they can now edit their videos onsite thanks to a new feature that’s rolling out globally Wednesday.
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Facebook Copies Twitter’s Follow Feature – Introducing The “Subscribe” Button

Facebook Copies Twitter’s Follow Feature – Introducing The “Subscribe” Button | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Facebook have been very busy overhauling the news feed in the last couple of weeks and today sees them launch another huge update to the most important part of the site.
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Twitter Launches Social Analytics Tool

Twitter Launches Social Analytics Tool | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
"Twitter Web Analytics was announced this week, a tool that provides website owners useful data in terms of content curation using the Twitter network.
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50 Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 So Far ...

50 Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 So Far ... | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Find answers to questions about social media monitoring, ROI and more from some of the best minds in social media in these blog posts and articles.
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Analyzing Your Social Media Strategy -

Analyzing Your Social Media Strategy - | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
For a couple of years social media has been on the radar of nearly every marketer. Some really understand how to make it work for them, others struggle and some are.
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7 Keys to Managing Online Communities

7 Keys to Managing Online Communities | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
In last week’s article, "3 Inexpensive Tools to Build Your Own Social Network," I reviewed three platforms to build niche online communities.
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Five Tips for Creating Meaningful Infographics

Five Tips for Creating Meaningful Infographics | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
As writers or researchers or designers or publishers, our reputations are always on the line. When people view our work, they make judgments about us. When we mislead them, they are likely to consider us deceptive or sloppy or lazy.
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Do Adults Really Use Social Networking Sites? You Might Be Surprised.

Do Adults Really Use Social Networking Sites? You Might Be Surprised. | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
"Social media has certainly caught on with adults, and consequentially provides a great opportunity for businesses who target the 30+ age group, to develop a presence within this large community. Businesses owners need to take note of this change.
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How Bear Grylls & Men’s Deodorant Unlocked the Secret of Reddit Marketing

How Bear Grylls & Men’s Deodorant Unlocked the Secret of Reddit Marketing | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
The Reddit community has grown substantially in the last year, and links that hit the front page can send boatloads of valuable traffic to interesting, valuable or funny content. But brands have traditionally found it a tough nut to crack.
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Facebook: Hot, Not, Or Lukewarm? [OPINION]

Facebook: Hot, Not, Or Lukewarm? [OPINION] | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Facebook has three-quarters of a billion users and shows no sign of slowing down.
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Facebook Subscribe Button: What It Means for Each Type of User

Facebook Subscribe Button: What It Means for Each Type of User | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
When Facebook launched its Subscribe button on Wednesday, many were quick to note its implications for journalists, celebrities and other thought leaders.
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Google+ Brand Accounts: What Social Media Managers Want to See

Google+ Brand Accounts: What Social Media Managers Want to See | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
What should the upcoming Google+ business pages include? We spoke to a few social media managers to create the ultimate feature wish list.

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70+ Essential Resources for Making a Difference on the Social Web

70+ Essential Resources for Making a Difference on the Social Web | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
It’s been a great year for social good and digital philanthropy.
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Google Goggles Gets Smarter, Works in Background on Android

Google Goggles Gets Smarter, Works in Background on Android | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Google has released an important update to Google Goggles, the app that lets you search via snaps you take.
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13 Questions Answered with Facebook Fan Page Analytics

13 Questions Answered with Facebook Fan Page Analytics | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
"At Simply Measured, we've been knee-deep in Facebook Fan Page analytics, working with top brands and agencies to make sense of Facebook data.
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The Basics of Social Media Around the World

The Basics of Social Media Around the World | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
InSites Consulting organised a survey in 35 countries in order to map the behaviour and attitude of social networks. Over 9,000 people participated in this international survey.
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Social Media Engagement: Facebook Wins | Search Engine Journal

Social Media Engagement: Facebook Wins | Search Engine Journal | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
A recent study, conducted by Constant Contact and Chadwick Martin Bailey, indicates that people are more likely to interact with brands via Facebook than any.
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Facebook Shines In Nielsen Social Media Report

Facebook Shines In Nielsen Social Media Report | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Facebook is by far the largest social network in terms of monthly visitors, time spent on the site, and unique mobile users.
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