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Can you cash in your internet money? A Brit who reached a million viewers is about to find out

Can you cash in your internet money? A Brit who reached a million viewers is about to find out | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
There’s no shortage of content on the internet, and no shortage of eyeballs to look at it. But just how are you meant to monetise this content?
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The do’s and don’ts of Twitter hashtags

The do’s and don’ts of Twitter hashtags | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it

It’s difficult to express how annoying the misuse of hashtags on Twitter is. While there are definitely some upsides to using the popular conversation-tracking feature, there are many of us on Twitter who either simply don’t understand how to use them appropriately, or think it’s funny to overuse them.

 

Inspired by recent hashtag fatigue, we’ve decided to help out our readers with this helpful do-and-don’t guide on the proper use of hashtags via Twitter. Enjoy.

 

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Use hashtags to keep track of communities.

 

Some communities online are utilizing hashtags on Twitter to keep track of conversations going on within their group. Matthew Doucette, game producer at award winning indie game studio Xona Games, says he follows #XNA (XNA Game Studio) to keep up with what’s going on in independent game development.


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How to Use Social Media to Predict Marketing Trends

How to Use Social Media to Predict Marketing Trends | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Social Media has the ability to predict trends, change and future developments a lot more accurately than anything we have ever seen before.
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What’s the Deal With Daily Deals? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What’s the Deal With Daily Deals? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Daily Deals sites are attracting millions of customers. It’s a lively marketplace with hundreds of companies competing for a limited number of users and businesses willing to give them a try.
How lively?
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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
Part of our job is to read pretty much everything we can get our hands on about the industry which means 1000s of articles every single week but as we couldn’t never expect most of our readers to digest that much information we thought we would...
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6 Social Media Pain Points (and What to Do About Them)

6 Social Media Pain Points (and What to Do About Them) | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
You may love social media, but even the biggest fans of the social web will find some sources of frustration. What is your social media pain point? I thought I'd explore some of the main ones I've identified and offer up some potential solutions.
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5 Components of a Successful Integrated Marketing Strategy

5 Components of a Successful Integrated Marketing Strategy | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
"Saying that integrating multiple channels and platforms can be challenging is an understatement. Most companies don’t have the tools or technology to have a completely integrated strategy.
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How and Why Consumers Choose a Smartphone

How and Why Consumers Choose a Smartphone | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
The Consumer Trends Series is supported by CBS Interactive, which helps you find the perfect audience with a network of #1 sites like CNET, CBS.com, CBS Sports and GameSpot. For more, visit CBSInteractive.com/ideal.
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5 Tips for Getting More Video Views

5 Tips for Getting More Video Views | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Justin Nassiri is the founder and CEO of VideoGenie, a company that helps brands gather, moderate and track customer contributed video. Prior to founding VideoGenie, Justin served as an officer in the U.S.
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New iPad To Feature a Thinner, Lighter Battery [REPORT]

New iPad To Feature a Thinner, Lighter Battery [REPORT] | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
The iPad 2 is already a very thin device – 0.34 inches, to be exact – but the next generation might be even thinner and lighter, thanks to an improved battery pack.
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7 Practical Tips for SME Business Owners to Take a Long Holiday

7 Practical Tips for SME Business Owners to Take a Long Holiday | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it

For many SME business owners, and especially sole traders who are the business and sell their time, taking time out of a small business and having a holiday can be more stressful than not having a holiday at all. This excellent article tells you how to make it happen and how to ensure the world does not end whilst you take a break.


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10 Ways To Use Your Kindle For More Than Just Reading

10 Ways To Use Your Kindle For More Than Just Reading | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Since its release back in 2007, kindles and ebooks have grown in popularity, its combination of low key technology with its monochrome screen means that reading books and online articles for prolonged periods has become an convenience.
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New project shows the future of crowdsourced journalism

New project shows the future of crowdsourced journalism | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
There is no doubting that the news media is  moving away from a ‘top down’ agenda, as the role of crowdsourced journalism becomes more prevalent and we see citizens playing an increasingly important part in the production of news.
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Introducing Social Media Examiner TV: Flipboard, Foursquare & Facebook

Our pilot episode starring Mari Smith. In this episode of Social Media Examiner TV you'll discover: Introducing Social Media Examiner TV: Flipboard, Foursquare & Facebook...

 

AmyPorterfield says: Mari! This video is OUTSTANDING. I have watched it a few times because I get so many great nuggets from it. Thanks for sharing!

 

I agree, it's really a great one!


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5 ways to protect your work online

5 ways to protect your work online | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it

Anyone who shares their work online knows there’s a risk they’re taking. Photographs are constantly ripped off, articles plagiarized, and even code is often stolen. Despite those risks, there is something to be said for having an instant audience online.

 

Rather than just leave your work out there to be stolen, there are certain precautions you can take to prove ownership, ensure that your work is properly credited, and more. We’ve put together a list of five very different methods, which will enable you to choose the one that is right for you and the nature of your work.

 

If you want to find out if your work has been used without your permission online, there are a few sites that can help you out. TinEye is a great way for photographers to find where their images have been posted, while bloggers can use a site like Copyscape...


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22 Effective SEO Tips to Optimize Your B2B Website

22 Effective SEO Tips to Optimize Your B2B Website | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Do you ever wonder why your B2B website isn’t getting more traffic? It could be that your website isn’t properly optimized for search engines.
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Why Do People Share Online?

Why Do People Share Online? | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Learn the factors that spur the sharing of content on the web. Great resource for online marketers, social media experts, and business people in general.
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Facebook Begins Testing Friend Filters in News Feed [PICS]

Facebook Begins Testing Friend Filters in News Feed [PICS] | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Facebook has begun testing a slew of changes to News Feed, including friend list filters and smart lists that automatically categorizes your friends.
The changes seem to be aimed at making the content within News Feed more relevant.
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Is Facebook a Failure at Customer Acquisition?

Is Facebook a Failure at Customer Acquisition? | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
The implied meaning of a recent study is that Facebook, while an incredibly effective customer retention and engagement tool, is much less of a customer acquisition tool than most brands have thought.
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The Tweet Life: 10+ Twitter Tools You Need

The Tweet Life: 10+ Twitter Tools You Need | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Tools and tricks to help you maximize your efforts on Twitter. Ahhhhh, The Tweet Life. If you are participating on Twitter, aren't you interested to know more about your tweet success? So what can you do to evaluate your tweets?
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YouTube Links Last Twice as Long as Those on Twitter or Facebook [REPORT]

YouTube Links Last Twice as Long as Those on Twitter or Facebook [REPORT] | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
When it comes to spreading popular content around the web, where you post matters.
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3 Inexpensive Tools to Build Your Own Social Network

3 Inexpensive Tools to Build Your Own Social Network | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
When we think of social networks, large communities like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn typically come to mind. There is, however, another type of social network that often goes overlooked: niche communities.
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10 ways to rank higher in search results

10 ways to rank higher in search results | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it

This good article provides a good overview of what needs to be done if your business needs its website to rank higher in search results on the major search engines.


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Do You Have a Social Media Mission Statement?

Do You Have a Social Media Mission Statement? | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it

One of the most common mistakes I see with my small business clients and their use of social media is that they have no idea why they created a Facebook Fan Page, a Twitter Account, a blog, a LinkedIn profile and a YouTube channel.

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Facebook Admin removal is a feature not a flaw

Facebook Admin removal is a feature not a flaw | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
In June last year, we reported that Facebook had finally made it possible for any admin on a company or brand's Facebook page to delete the original 'owner' associated with that particular account. But this has caused some ...
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