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..."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ; Very highly recommended reading
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 ...
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.
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...