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This is what the Internet looked like in 1997

This is what the Internet looked like in 1997 | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Wanna take a trip down memory lane? Watch the Jamisons, as they learn to use and enjoy the Internet. "The Kid's Guide to the Internet" (Diamond Entertainment Corporation) dates back to 1997. Some, ...
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Social media in numbers (August 2014)

Social media in numbers (August 2014) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Looking for some social media stats to use for your strategy or in your next presentation? You will find what you need in the list below -- updated to August 2014. Facebook 829 million daily active...
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Kay Summers's curator insight, August 21, 1:35 AM

The new stats not to miss out

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The importance of eye tracking for effective website design (Infographic)

The importance of eye tracking for effective website design (Infographic) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, I redesigned Social Media Slant. I made the decision after asking for constructive feedback from trusted friends and colleagues, as well as observing how visitors behaved on the ...
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Attention: Virality needed!

Attention: Virality needed! | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
The other day, as I was admiring an old building in Toulouse, my home town, I caught a conversation between two passersby. "Did you see this video that got 2 million views in two days?" "No, but I ...
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Bell Média Ventes's curator insight, August 7, 11:22 AM

“Make it your goal to build relationships, not just collect people or followers” –Rebekah Radice

Fabrizio Russo's curator insight, August 7, 11:26 PM

a presto novità...

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Find the perfect titles for your blog posts with this tool

Find the perfect titles for your blog posts with this tool | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, I introduced you to HubSpot's Blog Topic Generator. If you have enjoyed using the tool, here is another one that you may like even more: Tweak Your Biz Title Generator. To use it...
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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, August 5, 8:35 AM

Titles are so important, and any help we can get is great. Thanks to +cendrine Marrouat

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Glad you found the article useful, @A.K.Andrew!
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The human brain loves visual content. This is why (Infographic)

The human brain loves visual content. This is why (Infographic) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
You may remember the infographic on visual content that I shared a couple of weeks ago. "The Visual Web: A Love Story" featured some insightful stats to prove that effective content marketing must include visuals. Here is another one on the same topic. Created by Column Five, it is a great example of what an infographic should look like: simple, well laid-out, and most importantly, appealing.
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, July 24, 2:38 PM


One of the best infographics I have ever seen!

Brian Fanzo's curator insight, July 24, 3:05 PM

Visual content works because it attracts attention and attention is hard to gain in social in 2014!

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Understand your Twitter audience better with Riffle

Understand your Twitter audience better with Riffle | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Building a targeted community of followers is the most important thing for a business that seeks to stand out from the crowd. Unfortunately, it can be a daunting task, especially if you have a very small budget and/or are pressed for time. That is the reason why a tool like Riffle by CrowdRiff matters.
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Social media in numbers (July 2014)

Social media in numbers (July 2014) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Looking for some social media stats to use for your strategy or in your next presentation? You will find what you need in the list below.
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, July 18, 12:36 PM


This roundup is one for the books!

I found some stats for blogging, which is rare. Also included are neat infographics and demographic numbers for some major networks, including Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest. 

I don't know about you, but I find those numbers fascinating!

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10 tips to speed up your WordPress blog

10 tips to speed up your WordPress blog | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Do you know that you have between three and five seconds to impress the visitors of your blog? If they do not find what they need within that short amount of time, they will leave -- and never come back. Good user experience does not stop at quality design and content. People do not have time to waste; they expect pages to load fast. And search engines like Google may also consider site speed a factor for ranking.
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Announcing #SMSlantChat, my new monthly Twitter chat!

Announcing #SMSlantChat, my new monthly Twitter chat! | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
The life of an entrepreneur or small business owner is not easy. We have to be on the ball seven days a week. From connecting with our audience, creating / curating / promoting content, and monitoring conversations around our brand, we do it all ourselves!
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A brief overview of social listening for small and personal brands: benefits, tools, and tips

A brief overview of social listening for small and personal brands: benefits, tools, and tips | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Hello Cendrine, I wanted to send a quick note to thank you for mentioning our company on your blog. Much appreciated, XXXX
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, July 9, 2:37 PM


Social media monitoring is a very important, yet overlooked area of social media branding. This article is just a short introduction. 

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The latest in social media (June 2014)

The latest in social media (June 2014) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Wondering if you missed any big announcement in the social media universe in June? The answer lies below.
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, July 4, 12:32 PM


A lot happened last month!

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Great read. I scooped this one up.. Thanks

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9 simple tips to make the most of LinkedIn

9 simple tips to make the most of LinkedIn | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is the social network of choice for many businesses and entrepreneurs. Unlike Facebook or Twitter, LinkedIn is all about business. It is THE place where beneficial partnerships are the most likely to happen. But how, you ask? Read on. Here are 9 tips to get you started on the right track.
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, July 3, 3:56 PM


An old article that needed some updating. Perfectionist me ended up rewriting it completely. :-)

Janet Vasil's curator insight, July 4, 1:08 PM

LinkedIn is a powerful online business platform for experts and entrepreneurs.  This article's tips will help you take advantage of its many features.

Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's comment, July 10, 3:40 PM
Thank you @Janet Vasil!
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10 articles you may have missed (June 2014)

10 articles you may have missed (June 2014) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
If you have followed me for a while, you may remember the weekly roundup of my favorite social media articles that I used to share on my old blog. After careful consideration, I have decided to revive the series. This time, though, it will only be once a month. As mentioned on Google+ recently, my goal is not just to curate great content. I also want to feature posts from lesser-known bloggers. There are many hard-working and deserving folks out there.
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Professionalism will always go a long way: Case study

Professionalism will always go a long way: Case study | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Before working exclusively with small businesses and solo-entrepreneurs, I helped independent artists with their social media presences for a while. I was an artist myself at the time, so I underst...
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, August 15, 9:30 AM


Call me old-fashioned but I still believe that you can achieve pretty much anything with a little bit of professionalism...

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Is your website optimized for social media?

Is your website optimized for social media? | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
There was a time, not long ago, when optimization was a word used only next to the phrase "search engine". Now, small businesses and entrepreneurs interested in getting more exposure for their bran...
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Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, August 11, 11:45 PM

If you have an author's website and are active on social media, you need to check this out.

Chris Barrow's curator insight, August 12, 6:09 AM

a rather scary resource here to let you know if your own web site and/or blog are optimised for SEO - its free of charge - take the test!

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The words and phrases that convert are almost always simple (Infographic)

The words and phrases that convert are almost always simple (Infographic) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
"Members only" - "limited offer" - "guaranteed" - "discover" - "check out"... If you wonder what these terms have in common, here is the answer. Brands consider them to be top performers. They are ...
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 6, 8:02 PM

Copywriters and content marketers take note.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, August 7, 2:59 AM

Very fascinating article.  I've always been intrigued by the selective use of certain words...and their impact.

Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, August 8, 4:01 AM

How important are words for modern marketers?
Take a look at this infographic!

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10 articles you may have missed (July 2014)

10 articles you may have missed (July 2014) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Welcome to this second monthly roundup of my favorite social media articles from around the web! I hope you will enjoy the list I selected for you.
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4 tips to deal with bad reviews

4 tips to deal with bad reviews | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
So, you have released a book or announced your latest product? Congratulations, it is a great achievement! As exciting as this news may be for you, it would be a fallacy to believe that the rest of the world will share the same enthusiasm. Be ready for negative comments. Bad reviews are part of life. Every author or business owner gets at least one that makes them wonder whether they should give up on their dreams. Ask me how I know. ;-) In this article, I would like to share four simple tips to help you deal with the situation in a positive manner.
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, July 23, 10:41 AM


The mistakes a lot of business owners make is to think that bad reviews are an attempt at discrediting their work. We have all seen the result of such thinking in the recent news.

In my article, I share four tips to help you deal with bad reviews. 

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Some changes for the blog!

Some changes for the blog! | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
I do not know about you, but I love summer. It's the perfect time to reflect on life and make important decisions. Many of you have mentioned that this blog has become your go-to resource for social media stats and news. Knowing that makes me very happy.
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7 Ways Your Brand Will Benefit from Content Curation

7 Ways Your Brand Will Benefit from Content Curation | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Do you know that 27 million pieces of content are shared daily on the Internet? Quite impressive, isn’t it? And if we add the fact that the average attention span is a mere eight seconds, it is fai...
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, July 16, 6:34 PM


I am very happy to announce that I now am a Paper.li Blog Staff Writer. It's an honor to contribute content for a brand that is so focused on its users. Another perk is the ability to work alongside Kelly Hungerford, who has taught me a lot about community building and management.

In my first assignment, I had to highlight some of the benefits of content curation and show examples of how brands can use Paper.li to curate their way to the top.

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25+ websites to find free images for your blog and projects

25+ websites to find free images for your blog and projects | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
In this day and age, writing high-quality articles is not enough. Visitors want to be entertained visually as well. Adding images to your content will certainly make a difference in the experience of your audience. It will also increase your chances of being found in search engine results.
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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, August 7, 3:01 AM

This is a subject of continual value to anybody who blogs... which includes me.

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10 tips for designing effective visual communication (Infographic)

10 tips for designing effective visual communication (Infographic) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Creating content is one thing. Making it appealing and relatable is another. That is why the brands that include visuals in their strategies have been winning the day.
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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, July 10, 3:41 PM


Visual components without good, “thoughtful” design will not get much traction....

Jose Almeida Lopes's curator insight, July 11, 3:36 AM

A importancia da cor, da simplicidade e clareza na comunicação visual.

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6 traits of a winning call to action (infographic)

6 traits of a winning call to action (infographic) | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
Calls-to-action are one of the most important tools in social media and e-commerce. And yet, a majority of small brands overlook their potential. An effective call-to-action does not just grab people's attention.
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Miquel Loriz's curator insight, July 7, 10:07 PM

Una llamada a la acción no sólo llama la atencion de laspersonas que te visitan, también les empuja a hacer clic en la acción planteada (suscripción, apoyo, compra...)

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The Little Big E-Book On Social Media Audiences: Build Yours, Keep It, and Win. Written by Cendrine Marrouat.

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The real purpose of a website

The real purpose of a website | The Social Media Slant Magazine | Scoop.it
For the last eight years, I have observed websites in many industries to find out what makes them successful or not. This has not just helped me design my hub to be as useful to my audience as possible, but it has also allowed me to advise clients with their own.
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