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Important Facebook Photo Information

Important Facebook Photo Information | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it

Great details on the sizes of images you need to create "stunning timelines" on FB.

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10 Tips to Master Twitter Etiquette / Flowtown (@flowtown)

10 Tips to Master Twitter Etiquette / Flowtown (@flowtown) | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it
wboswell Twitter has fast become a platform for businesses to share information, promote their brands, and establish thought leadership within their industry.

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The Ultimate Twitter List Curation Tool: TwitChimp

The Ultimate Twitter List Curation Tool: TwitChimp | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it

TwitChimp.com is a web application that leverages the Twitter API to provide curated lists of Twitter users. The application is still in a beta testing period but is open to any who would like to try it in this early stage of development.

 

The purpose of TwitChimp.com is to enable any Twitter user to create and curate directories of Twitter users. 

Curated lists are important because they can help reduce the signal to noise ratio in Twitter.

 

Here are some features:

- An ability to easily create and curate feature-filled lists of twitter accounts on any topic you desire.
- Summation of top concepts/words and hashtags in tweets for an entire list, and a hotlinking of those words to Twitter searches.
- Generation of statistics for lists and users in lists.
- An ability to discover lists by category.
- Search tools enabling lists to be found by keywords in the list or by bios of users.
- User profile pages with stats, bios and links.
- An ability to embed lists on any site on the Internet..."

 

Read more here: http://twitchimpblog.com/2012/04/latest-twitchimp-list-curation-search-and-discovery-features-announced/
 

Try out it now: http://twitchimp.com


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Beth Kanter's comment, April 22, 2012 7:28 PM
I like this, but I wish there was the ability to collaborate on keeping curated lists up to date.
Beth Kanter's comment, April 24, 2012 9:46 PM
played around with this - and it is useful to get input from people about who to follow - plus I like the analysis
Robin Good's comment, June 18, 2012 10:22 PM
The original is here: http://curation.masternewmedia.org/p/1645623757/the-ultimate-twitter-list-curation-tool-twitchimp
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8 Rules of Pinterest Etiquette / Flowtown (@flowtown)

8 Rules of Pinterest Etiquette / Flowtown (@flowtown) | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it
ohmeaghan Pinterest has become the social media star over the last few months, now reaching 16 million users worldwide, according to Google Ad Planner.

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35 Statistics That Fuel the Battle Between Pinterest and Google+

35 Statistics That Fuel the Battle Between Pinterest and Google+ | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it
Review 35 statistics about the growth and effectiveness of Pinterest and Google+.

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Pinterest for Bloggers – Image Based Content Marketing

Pinterest for Bloggers – Image Based Content Marketing | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it

The penetration of Pinterest in social media proves two things:

there is space for unique social media initiatives; there is a world beyond Twitter and Facebook – the current social media favorites.


If you thought handling Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg and LinkedIn were enough, add Pinterest to your list now.

 

What is Pinterest?

 

Launched in 2009, Pinterest picks up speed in the last months of 2011 as an innovative visual social network, with eye-catching images pinned on online boards that build your collection of visual things online.

 

Take a look at this Shareaholic January 2012 referral traffic report.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/HPeRkH


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7 Ways Google Is Truly Making Content King

7 Ways Google Is Truly Making Content King | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it
Content is King, you hear it everywhere. It's the most overused marketing phrase of 2012.

 

But exactly why is content so important to your marketing program?

Turns out Google has had a heavy hand in this trend (surprise, surprise).

 

Here are 7 ways the Big G is pushing quality content to the forefront of the marketing conversation:

http://bit.ly/Hw2EC7 ;

 

1. Google Panda

Panda is an ongoing filter that weeds out web pages with poor, superficial content that were previously ranked highly for popular keywords.


2. Fresh Content Ranks Higher

In other words, a blog post you wrote yesterday will have a greater chance of ranking higher than a two-year old web page on the same topic. 


3. Link Spam Penalties

Like Google Panda, link spam penalties will hurt those who are manipulating the system. Conversely, sites with good quality content and natural “editorial” links that have been built up over time, will increase their Google rankings.


4. (Not Provided) in Your Analytics Reports

Marketers now have less access to free organic search keyword data. This makes it more difficult to target specific keywords and encourages them to cover all the bases with a bigger content footprint.


5. Over Optimization Penalty

If you’re producing good quality content but don’t have the time or budget to pull out all the SEO tricks, you’ll like this one.


6. The Rise of Social Content Sharing

Web pages are created to be read by people.

If your content resonates with your audience, it’ll get shared through social media.

When the search engines see that, they’ll reward you with higher rankings. Win-Win-Win-Win.


7. Rel = Author Support in Search Results

This means that for every piece of content that you create, you can take credit for it and have your picture show up next to the content in Google search results.

Great resource by Tod Hirsch  - http://bit.ly/Hw3OxC ;


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Michele thank you for this scoop!
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How do colors affect purchases?

How do colors affect purchases? | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it

For retailers, shopping is the art of persuasion. Though there are many factors that influence how and what consumers buy.

 

Found this while looking at a Scoop.it topic from the Daily Feast.

 

Scoop.it is a wonderful way to aggregate information on topics of interest being blogged by others ... and the ability to search / follow topics others have started are great for the casual researcher, too.


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Creating and Optimizing Google+ Brand Pages: The Complete Guide

Creating and Optimizing Google+ Brand Pages: The Complete Guide | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it

A tactical guide for Google Plus covering page creation, daily management, and key optimizations with other Google products... You can start right now with your Google+ [note mg]

 

Taking full advantage of the SEO and PPC benefits associated with a strong Google Plus presence requires creating a complete Google Plus Brand Page. The following post serves as a tactical guide for Google Plus covering page creation, daily management, and key optimizations with other Google products.

 

For more detail on the SEO benefits of Google+ for individual user accounts, check out AJ Kohn’s amazing and comprehensive post.

 

Read more: http://www.rimmkaufman.com/blog/google-plus-brand-pages-complete-guide/06042012/


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Top 4 Reasons Businesses Don't Get Backlinks

Top 4 Reasons Businesses Don't Get Backlinks | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it

One of the first things we do when you receive a Mom's Choice Award is link to your social media accounts ... including links to your Website on our blog.

 

By linking back to our website and/or blog, you can improve your search ranking ... which means more visibility for you and your award-winning product.

 

Web Sites - Links that point to your business website are one of the most important SEO factors that influence your online visibility and search engine ranking. Are you getting enough backlinks? If ...

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Thanks for sharing our article everyone! More good stuff at http://sidewalkbranding.net
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How to Automate Your Social Activities

How to Automate Your Social Activities | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it
Are you looking to simplify management of your social activities? If so, then Ifttt is for you.Don't be put off by Ifttt's crazy name.
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An Argument Against the Usefulness of QR Codes

An Argument Against the Usefulness of QR Codes | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it
Mobile - An Argument Against the Usefulness of QR Codes...
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Pinterest and Copyright: Lessons in Life and Law

Pinterest and Copyright: Lessons in Life and Law | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it
Social Media - Do copyright laws apply to posting content on Pinterest? Learn why you might not want to take legal action if your copyrighted content is shared without your permission, and how ...
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10 Video Tips for Businesses on Pinterest

10 Video Tips for Businesses on Pinterest | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it
Pinterest is a great way to share ideas in a visual form.
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The Impact of Social Media (especially Google Plus) on SEO

The Impact of Social Media (especially Google Plus) on SEO | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it

Chas Begley: Mark Traphagen's slideshow takes us through the story of how social media has become increasingly more important for SEO.
The presentation then goes on to concentrate on how Mark has used his Google Plus profile to rank at the top of Google for a number of keywords.
Not only that Mark shows that he can outrank others for their own posts if they have not connected them to their Google Plus account. He demonstrates that this is possible even when the original author has a bigger reputation, more followers and more links to their original site!
Mark believes the reason this is possible is that all his online content is connected to his G+ account with Google's Author Rank and that he has a
built up considerable currency for posting high quality content focused on his main areas of interest.
The slideshow is a perfect demonstration of how important G+ is in ranking for SEO.
The original post can be seen at Virante Orange Juice:
http://goo.gl/3iypr ;
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A Three-Step Process to LinkedIn Communication Success

A Three-Step Process to LinkedIn Communication Success | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it

Get Organized and Be More Effective on LinkedIn

Successful communications on LinkedIn can come down to this three-part process.

  • Create a LinkedIn Checklist
  • Create a Communications Calendar
  • Schedule Your Communications

LinkedIn Expert Advice:

Create a LinkedIn Checklist of Daily Updates and Posts

The first thing you are going to want to do is create a checklist for your daily communications. You can use any number of tools that come with your computer, or make your own checklist.

A simple, easy and popular checklist tool you might use for your PC is RTM (Remember The Milk) http://www.rememberthemilk.com/ This is one of the most popular checklists around because it is intuitive and easy to use.

Read more: http://bit.ly/I2Konq


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A Beginner’s Guide to Conversion Goals in Google Analytics

A Beginner’s Guide to Conversion Goals in Google Analytics | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it

There’s a reason that when companies call me about SEO, Paid Search, or Social Advertising, we always end up speaking about Analytics as well. The reason is simple. If you don’t have a rounded analytics strategy, then you won’t have a solid understanding of how your campaigns perform. In addition, if you don’t have the mechanisms in place to easily see how visitor segments perform, then important questions could go unanswered. And that’s not good for enhancing your business.


Enter the Conversion Goal
Concepts in Web Analytics can get confusing. You have event tracking, conversion goals, success events, multi-channel funnels, profiles, filters, dimensions, regular expressions, etc. This is one of the reasons that too many companies slap a tracking code on their websites and call it a day. The problem is that an “out of the box” Google Analytics implementation will only get you so far. Sure, you’ll get the basics, but that won’t necessarily help you glean insights that can boost ROI.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/HO3oZ5


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How Links from Twitter and Facebook Helps my Blog Rank Better?

How Links from Twitter and Facebook Helps my Blog Rank Better? | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it
How backlinks from social media websites like Twitter and Facebook is of any use to our sites? Let us go through some interesting information Google has provided so far about this matter.
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The New Google+ Is Only The Beginning

The New Google+ Is Only The Beginning | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it
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How to Spend Less Time on Twitter and Get More Out of It

How to Spend Less Time on Twitter and Get More Out of It | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it
Have you become desensitized and disillusioned with Twitter?

 

Do you feel like you are suffering from Twitter Tiredness?

 

Do you feel like you are “tweeting in the dark”, spending more and more time on Twitter but getting less and less out of it?

 

I know the story. A few months (or years) ago, you signed up for a Twitter account. You dutifully wrote a clever bio, uploaded your picture and started tweeting. Maybe you followed some accounts and learned a bit about the culture and etiquette of the network before sending your first tweet.

 

After following a few people and building a following of your own, you started following more and more and retweeting more and more, all while spending less and less time engaging in conversations and writing original tweets.

 

Read more: http://www.business2community.com/twitter/how-to-spend-less-time-on-twitter-and-get-more-out-of-it-0160103


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Why Social Media Doesn't Work (and What You Can Do About It)

Why Social Media Doesn't Work (and What You Can Do About It) | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it
Social Media - To make social media work for your brand, you need a solid engagement strategy. Learn five engagement-strategy idea starters—and three key ingredients—for social media success.
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10 Tweetable Twitter Tips for B2B Marketers | Social Media B2B

10 Tweetable Twitter Tips for B2B Marketers | Social Media B2B | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it
Many B2B companies start their social media adoption with Twitter because it seems to be the easiest platform to jump right in without a plan.
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Top Tips from TabSite for Facebook Timeline

Top Tips from TabSite for Facebook Timeline | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it
The date for all Facebook Pages to shift over to Timeline is fast approaching and TabSite has you covered! Our team at TabSite has created a 2 page PDF that gives you the details you need to know and...
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Why Is There A Lack Of Innovation In Educational Technology For Children? - Forbes

Why is there a lack of innovation in educational technology for school-aged children? This question was originally answered on Quora by Steve Song.

 

Independent app developers have, in the words of Captain Malcolm Reynolds, “a powerful need to eat sometime this month.” To this end, developers will gravitate towards app categories that make the most money or have the perception of making the most money. On the perception side, a search for ‘app developer success stories’ shows interviews with developers who made a pretty penny off of games, entertainment, games, utility, and games ...


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5 Tips for Moving Social Media Leads Into the Sales Funnel

5 Tips for Moving Social Media Leads Into the Sales Funnel | Marketing with Social Media | Scoop.it

Have you been able to turn your fans and followers into active prospects?

 

Are you interested in monetizing the social media channel?

 

Keep reading for five tips to turn fans and followers into a revenue channel.

 

But first…

 

Do Fans Mean Business?


Marketers have made tremendous strides in growing their audiences on social media channels. There have been concerns over whether social media could only be successful in business-to-consumer (B2C) companies, but we’re starting to see great case studies in both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) brands...

 

Read more: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5-tips-for-moving-social-media-leads-into-the-sales-funnel/


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Namita Patel's comment, March 27, 2012 8:02 AM
Excellent find Martin! Chock-full of good information.
Martin Gysler's comment, March 27, 2012 12:01 PM
Thank you Namita, great that you like it :)