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SEO for Bing and Yahoo: Is It Really Worth the Effort?

SEO for Bing and Yahoo: Is It Really Worth the Effort? | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it

Google is the mother of all search engines. But Bing and Yahoo are worth the extra time to make SEO strong.

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28 Creative Pinboard Ideas From Real Brands on Pinterest

28 Creative Pinboard Ideas From Real Brands on Pinterest | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
Get inspired by 28 creative pinboard ideas -- from real brands -- to power your Pinterest marketing.

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The State of Nonprofits in 2012 – The Data is in!

The State of Nonprofits in 2012 – The Data is in! | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
Overall, despite some concerns—nonprofits—you’re lookin’ good! The recent Constant Contact Nonprofit Pulse Survey uncovered how nonprofits are doing so far this year including their biggest challen...
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12 Essential Social Media Cheat Sheets

12 Essential Social Media Cheat Sheets | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
Cheat sheets give you a rundown of various features for a given item. Here are some of the best social media cheat sheets .

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What’s the future of communication? Let’s ask the experts

What’s the future of communication? Let’s ask the experts | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it

Communication plays a role in all information exchanged between living species. Technically speaking, even plants and fungi communicate with each other.

We asked 6 experts from different fields to share their view on the future of communication.


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More Evidence That Majority of Online Reviews are Positive

More Evidence That Majority of Online Reviews are Positive | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it

One of the points I often make when speaking at conferences/workshops is that most online reviews are positive.  I say that because some small business owners are hesitant to get involved in review management and don’t welcome the idea of having customers talk about their businesses online, warts and all.


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How Nonprofits Can Boost Volunteer Attendance by 50% | Constant Contact Blogs

How Nonprofits Can Boost Volunteer Attendance by 50% | Constant Contact Blogs | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
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Managing Millennials: Why Gen Y Will Be Running the Country by 2020 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Managing Millennials: Why Gen Y Will Be Running the Country by 2020 [INFOGRAPHIC] | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
In just eight short years, 46% of the U.S. workforce will be comprised of millennials. This infographic shares how and why to manage them.
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Marketing Won’t Save Your Business if it’s Not Worth Saving | Constant Contact Blogs

Marketing Won’t Save Your Business if it’s Not Worth Saving | Constant Contact Blogs | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it

Too many business owners only think about marketing when their business is in trouble, and doesn’t have enough sales coming in.

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Your Tweets to Be Beamed Across Space. Will ET RT? Mashable Your Tweets to Be Beamed Across Space. Will ET RT? | The top source for social and digital news

Your Tweets to Be Beamed Across Space. Will ET RT? Mashable Your Tweets to Be Beamed Across Space. Will ET RT? | The top source for social and digital news | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
In a move that is part blatant self-promotion, and part so-crazy-it-might-just-work, The National Geographic Channel is preparing to collect your tweet...
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The Biggest Danger of Personal Branding With Social Media | JobMob

The Biggest Danger of Personal Branding With Social Media | JobMob | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
How much of your personal brand do you own?
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10 Cool Google+ Covers | Jeffbullas's Blog

10 Cool Google+ Covers | Jeffbullas's Blog | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
The high definition digital camera and the smart phone has transformed photography. It has been reported that 10% of the photos ever taken in history have been shot in the last 12 months. It is also impacting how we communicate and market.
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Teens Award $85k In Grants To Local Non-Profits « CBS Philly

Teens Award $85k In Grants To Local Non-Profits « CBS Philly | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
The Philadelphia Foundation has given 19 teenagers the power of the purse-strings. Their mission: to identify nine organizations worthy enough to split $85000.
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How To Measure Your Community Manager’s Success

How To Measure Your Community Manager’s Success | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
Unlike the more established marketing channels, social media is still in its relative infancy.
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Pinterest vs. Facebook: Which is better for business?

Pinterest vs. Facebook: Which is better for business? | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
Pinterest users spend more money than Facebook's, but aren't as engaged. See how the social networks compare in this infographic.

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Cloaking

Cloaking | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
Cloaking means covering or concealing something. In search engine optimization, cloaking happens when the search engine is presented with a different view of the website while the user is presented another view.

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Viral Philanthropy: The Impact of Crowdsourced Compassion

Viral Philanthropy: The Impact of Crowdsourced Compassion | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it

Online crowdfunding for worthy causes has complemented traditional forms of fundraising, and may even replace them in the future. If you are not experimenting with this now, you may be left behind.  Also check out www.Start.ac as they have some compelling benefits for non-profits and, you won't get "lost" in the crowd, as it were.  -Ken


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How Google is becoming an extension of your mind

How Google is becoming an extension of your mind | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
commentary Google could have us all headed for a mind-blowing future -- if the company can back away from targeted advertising and better help users manage their personal information. Read this blog post by Stephen Shankland on Internet & Media.

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Study Finds Social Media Adds to Your Anxiety

Study Finds Social Media Adds to Your Anxiety | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
A poll of almost 300 social media users found more than half agreed Facebook or Twitter had changed their behavior and of those, half said their lives had taken a downward turn.
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8 Tips for Running Social Media Promotions | Social Media Examiner

8 Tips for Running Social Media Promotions | Social Media Examiner | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media promotion: How to use social media contests and sweepstakes to enhance, build and engage your audience.
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HootSuite Adds Instagram to its App Directory

HootSuite Adds Instagram to its App Directory | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media management dashboard HootSuite has added popular photo-sharing app Instagram and three more social apps to its App Directory.
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Why You Shouldn't Ignore Google+ Anymore | Jeffbullas's Blog

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Google+ Anymore | Jeffbullas's Blog | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
Google+ has now been with us for one year.It almost seems like it was just yesterday when it was announced.
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5 Google Algorithm Changes You Should Know | Small Business Mavericks

5 Google Algorithm Changes You Should Know | Small Business Mavericks | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
A discussion of 5 Google algorithm changes that you should be familiar with and pay attention to.
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7 Reasons your Small Business should be on the Social Media Bandwagon | Content Marketing Now

7 Reasons your Small Business should be on the Social Media Bandwagon | Content Marketing Now | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
So you are a small business with limited budget and not sure where to allocate your marketing resources. Social media looks nice, lots of people use it, but you are wondering if it really works or if its just a fad.
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20 Close-Up Photos of Texture You Can Almost Feel

20 Close-Up Photos of Texture You Can Almost Feel | Food for Thought Social Media | Scoop.it
For this week's Mashable Photo Challenge, we asked readers to take a close look at the world around them and send us pictures of texture.
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