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Here are 23 proven ideas that will make you more successful.
Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:
Great FORBES post every entrepreneur and business person should read carefully. My favorite tip is the first one. Best way to predict thefuture is create it. True.
ComScore released a new study with Facebook today explaining “how social marketing works.” If that sounds to suspicious minds like the fox explaining how to guard the chickens, that’s because it pretty much is. However, the study does contain a huge amount of useful information for social marketers.
Here are some highlights.
You’re more popular on Facebook
Social profiles on Facebook routinely get more attention than brands’ own websites. The example comScore gives is Skittles, which had 320,000 visitors to its Facebook page in March 2012, versus only 23,000 visitors to its corporate website. And that’s just visitors to the brand page; it does not count impressions of the company’s updates in fans’ news feeds.
The clear message from Facebook: pay attention to your Facebook presence.
Read more: http://bit.ly/Oyskmu
***** Saw interview on CNBC last night and was impressed with 1. Facebook's understanding that they had a developing PR problem and 2 Using comScore to plug the hole in the dike. Smart marketing. Still not sure how to make money on Facebook, but the lack of that knowledge is starting to feel like it is on me not them. Marty
Via Martin Gysler, donhornsby
**** Been there done all of this. Marty
Nowhere do the mistakes, poor practices and questionable judgement of individuals, organizations and brands get exposed with such glee as they do in the sphere of the social web. It’s no wonder some CEOs or senior decision-makers entrusted with the stewardship of brands break out in a cold sweat at the simple mention of the words “social media.”
Mark Schaefer wrote a great post about Negativity Bias as it relates to the social web and how this phenomenon has created a playing field rife with PR land mines for anyone active in the space. Schaefer sparks dialogue at the end of his post by posing the following question:
“In a world where Negativeity Bias is gasoline on a viral fire, and one misstep can overwhelm years of positive work cultivating raving fans, why would anybody take a risk on the social web?”
Read more: http://bit.ly/HYPJHs
Via Martin Gysler, Khaled El Ahmad
I’m on a FeedBurner roll at the moment. Yesterday I showed you how you can tweet out new posts using FeedBurner. And today I thought it would be good to run through all of the useful settings that FeedBurner has to offer. If you’re not a FeedBurner user (hint: you really should be), I’m afraid that the majority of this article is not for you.
It took me rather a long time to realize that there is a lot more to FeedBurner than meets the eye. I would typically register a blog with the service and move on with my day. But it’s worth spending a few minutes on your options.
Via Martin Gysler
The classic sales funnel has long been used to describe website development strategy.
However, the deployment of content marketing in a sales funnel with a campaign focus is a relatively new concept to many.
It’s not as simple as writing lots of blog posts every day and distributing them on social channels.
In fact, the goal of strategic content marketing should be to identify, qualify, segment, score and, ultimately, close leads in an accelerated and predictable fashion.
In order to strategically deploy content marketing it requires the right software, a defined sales funnel and a campaign structure.
Read more: http://bit.ly/MjFpfA
Via Martin Gysler, Jekaterina Cernobrovaja