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How Facebook Made Me Search In Strange New Ways

How Facebook Made Me Search In Strange New Ways | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it

Have you ever though to yourself, “I wonder who I know that has gone skydiving, lived in France, eats Chinese food, while mixing a smoothie with their new Ninja NJ600 Blender?

 

Apparently, this is exactly how we should be thinking. At least, the way Facebook sees it.

 

Not to undermine that this could likely become something very valuable to users and marketers alike, it just seems like Facebook keeps solving problems that none of us knew we ever had before.

 

Find Out More: http://searchengineland.com/facebook-made-me-search-in-strange-new-ways-146883


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The New Facebook Graph Seach.  How to use it....

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Brian Shields's curator insight, February 7, 2013 8:16 AM

Neat insights regarding Facebook graph search.

Nganguem Victor's curator insight, March 5, 2013 12:50 AM

j'aime ça

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The 7 Bad Habits of Insanely Productive People | Copyblogger

The 7 Bad Habits of Insanely Productive People | Copyblogger | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
As a business owner, you start to see that the reality of building a business doesn't always match the pretty pictures painted in productivity manuals.
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What habits to productive people have?  Do you have any of these?

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Facebook is turning facial recognition back on - so here's how to check your "photo tagging" settings

Facebook is turning facial recognition back on - so here's how to check your "photo tagging" settings | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
Facebook is turning its controversial facial recognition feature back on so that your "friends" can tag you more easily in photographs.

Now would be a good time to revisit your photo tagging sec...

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Facebook is changing again....

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:40 AM

You're not going to be asked if you want this feature turned back on, notwithstanding that it's different. The decision will be made for you.

With this in mind, it's probably worth revisiting your Facebook privacy settings relevant to tagging. You can dig the answer out of Facebook's own help pagewith a little bit of work:

 
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Your Social Media Posts Are Conversations. Is Anybody Talking to You?

Your Social Media Posts Are Conversations. Is Anybody Talking to You? | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
Do your posts encouage people to talk to you. If not, no one will read them.
If you were talking to a friend by having them listen to you read your post out loud , how would they respond to you? Are...
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“Your Posts Are Conversations. Is Anybody Talking to you?”

It starts with YOU!  How to get people talking to you on Google+ or any other social media network.  It starts

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Best Days to Post on Facebook by Industry Infographic

Best Days to Post on Facebook by Industry Infographic | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it

What are the best days to post your business on Facebook?


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Sometimes, the timing of when you post is the secret to your success

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Online Visibility Improves Using Local Business Keywords

Online Visibility Improves Using Local Business Keywords | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
Boost your local business website's online visibility through strategic use of local search terms. The easiest way to start using search marketing.
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"Can anyone find you when they do a search online for your local business"

If they cannot find you, you can be sure they will find your competitors.

What are you going to do about that?

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Top 10 Social Media Blogs, The 2013 Winners! | Social Media Examiner

Top 10 Social Media Blogs, The 2013 Winners! | Social Media Examiner | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
Looking for the best social media tips and advice? Check out the winners of Social Media Examiner's Top 10 Social Media Blogs for 2013.

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Who won this years Top 10 Social Media Blogs from the Social Media Examiner?

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Ultimate Complete Final Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet

INFOGRAPHIC: The Ultimate Complete Final Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
Need pixel dimensions and sizing information for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, or LinkedIn? We put it all in one handy graphic.
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All the sizes you need for any of the graphics you share on social media.

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5 Simple Steps To Becoming A Content Curation Rockstar

5 Simple Steps To Becoming A Content Curation Rockstar | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it

http://info.curata.com/rs/hivefire/images/curata_rockstar.pdf

 


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Are you ready to make posts or blogs that get people's attention?  Check this out

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Scott Bergman's curator insight, March 26, 2013 7:50 AM

add your insight...

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SPARK thismarriage's comment, May 22, 2013 6:48 AM
These articles you have posted on being a content curator are amazing. Thank you for putting them in one place for easy reading. I am going to busy with them for a while today!
Robin Good's comment, May 22, 2013 6:51 AM
Thank you Spark! Glad to be of help.
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Will Volunteering Improve Your Mental State? - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Will Volunteering Improve Your Mental State? - PsychCentral.com (blog) | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Will Volunteering Improve Your Mental State?
PsychCentral.com (blog)
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Just say YES!

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Robert Roffman's curator insight, January 20, 2013 6:37 AM

Occasionally I donate my services and the effect is has on the equine client and thier human is amazing. Have you volunteered and how did it make you feel? 

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Google Plus Daily: New Circles Notification Option Added to Google+ Settings

Google Plus Daily: New Circles Notification Option Added to Google+ Settings | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it

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New circles Notification Option added....

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Stefanie Blackburn's curator insight, January 24, 2013 7:43 AM

Great tips for staying on top of what is happening on Google+

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phrase.it - Online Image Editor For Cartoon Style Speech Bubbles

phrase.it - Online Image Editor For Cartoon Style Speech Bubbles | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
phrase.it is a free online image editor which lets you add cartoon style speech and thought bubbles to your images. It's extremely easy to use and you will have great looking results within minutes.

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Oh, how fun this is!

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, January 18, 2013 3:45 PM

Really neat!

Nancy Jones's curator insight, January 19, 2013 7:09 AM

This would be enthusiastically received by students, know doubt, who could then extend their visual literacy as well.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 19, 2013 12:34 PM

Here's a simple way to create some eye catching graphics.  Taks a bit to get the size of the photo and the size of the bubble to actually work. 

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How Social Media Will Make A Difference in Your Business Randi Thompson

How can Social Media Make A Difference in Your Business? How can you use social media for your business? How about making more connections? Have you thought ...
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"How can Social Media Make A Difference in Your Business?"

How can you use social media for your business? How about making more connections? Have you thought about what you can learn from your competitors? How should you choose your pages URL address?  

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4 Storytelling Techniques That Can Help You Increase Your Sales

4 Storytelling Techniques That Can Help You Increase Your Sales | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
Incorporate these pointers from professional storytellers to elevate your sales skills.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas and trends from...
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Increase your sales by telling stories!

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10 Ways We’re Being Rude in Social Media and Don’t Even Know It

10 Ways We’re Being Rude in Social Media and Don’t Even Know It | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
We’ve been engaging in these social behaviors so long that we don’t realize how selfish and obnoxious we’ve become.
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Since you are here, you are doing business on social media.  What do you need to know to stand out from those who do not know how to use it.  Since you are a professional or business owner, it is time for you to step up your game and show the world who you are.

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“How to ‘Tag’ or Make A ‘Hyperlink’ on FB or Google+ That People Can Click On That Takes Them to Your Business Page, website or Blog”

“How to ‘Tag’ or Make A ‘Hyperlink’ on FB or Google+ That People Can Click On That Takes Them to Your Business Page, website or Blog” | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
Have you noticed those blue words in the posts that people are sharing? You might have noticed that they are a person’s name or business page. We call this ‘Tagging’. When you click on the blue words...
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Have you noticed those blue words in the posts that people are sharing? You might have noticed that they are a person’s name or business page. We call this ‘Tagging’. When you click on the blue words...

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5 Easily Overlooked Tips for Social Media Success

5 Easily Overlooked Tips for Social Media Success | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
Likes and shares and retweets, oh my! Get a big-picture view of your social media strategy and see what you may be overlooking.
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Social media is all about the connections we make.  Most of the time, we create those connections by promoting the people who will, in turn, promote us .

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11 Creative Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website - Big Ideas Blog

11 Creative Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website - Big Ideas Blog | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
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What can you do to get the right people to come to your website?

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7 Tips To Keep People On Your Website

7 Tips To Keep People On Your Website | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
Five years ago, Avinash Kaushik famously described the sequence of the typical unsatisfied website visitor: “I came, I puked, I left.” There is a little less puking these days, but after clicking on an ad, far too many visitors are still squinting,...
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Would you like people to stay on your website longer?  Which of these tips do you like the best?

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How to Become a Sought-After Expert

How to Become a Sought-After Expert | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
In just five steps, you can become a sought-after expert; that status will create opportunities for you and your business.
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Where do people go when they want the best?  To an expert!  Would they find you?

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Google+ Tips & Tricks: 10 Hints for New Users

Google+ Tips & Tricks: 10 Hints for New Users | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
Do you still consider yourself a noob when it comes to Google's social platform? If so, we've got some handy hints to help you out. From quicker sharing options to better conten...
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If you are on Google+, and by now you should be...it has the best SEO results anywhere.  Here are some tricks that you can use that will make your business stand out!

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Is someone sharing your photos or information without your permission?How to issue a DMCA takedown notice

Is someone sharing your photos or information without your permission?How to issue a DMCA takedown notice | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
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*"If the photos you have taken (not purchased stock photos), products  or what you have shared  online are turning up where you do not want them to be. What if you have a product URL that you have shared, or some other info that is under your URL that you have sold.  What can you do to protect yourself (most of the time...) *"

(If they are your photos or artwork, why have you not clearly marked them? Anything that goes online that is cool will probably be shared and you know that...) 

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Fran Jurga's comment, January 26, 2013 7:15 AM
"Anything that goes online that is cool will probably be shared and you know that..." But that doesn't make it right or legal!
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10 Social SEO Steps You Can Implement Right Now

10 Social SEO Steps You Can Implement Right Now | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it

When it comes to website optimization, search and social do share a complementary relationship. While the two facets of digital marketing are often independently managed, the lines are increasingly blurred as both disciplines work together in delivering a common goal: information discovery.

 

While SEO and social media calls for two distinctive sets of skills and expertise, the integration of search and social has made it possible to attain two objectives in a single effort.

 

An article on Forbes defines the unofficial term “social SEO” as such,

 

Social SEO encompasses the idea that social media links and interaction play a huge part in a website’s search rankings.

 

Read more at http://www.business2community.com/seo/10-social-seo-steps-you-can-implement-right-now-0384187#lYKTZbvyovttZvv0.99


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SEO.. Search engine optimization.  The secret to your success while marketing on social media

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Tim O'Keefe's comment, February 1, 2013 10:46 AM
HEre is my take. SEO is social is SEO. IS Reputation Management.
Tim O'Keefe's comment, February 1, 2013 10:48 AM
A share is a link no? A like is a share (link)
Richard Stadler's curator insight, February 8, 2013 12:42 AM

SEO has been around for a long time now, but there are always new implementation methods and cincepts to learn; and the effectiveness of SEO.

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Facebook SEO Comes to Life as Graph Search Launches

Facebook SEO Comes to Life as Graph Search Launches | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it

The creation of Graph Search is reflective of the current direction of social which is the inevitable convergence of social and search. With so much information being created and limited alignment between traditional search and the social graph, Graph Search could be a key bridge to a new type of search behavior based on relevant and timely socially curated content.

 

Read More: http://socialmediatoday.com/larry-weintraub/1171711/facebook-seo-comes-life-graph-search-launches


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How will the Graph Search on Facebook effect SEO?

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sobhifakri's comment, January 21, 2013 9:26 AM
how facebook effective for seo perspective?
Thierry Bodhuin's curator insight, January 25, 2013 12:54 AM
Facebook SEO Comes to Life as Graph Search Launches
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20 of the world’s most entertaining Twitter bios

20 of the world’s most entertaining Twitter bios | How to Market Your Small Business | Scoop.it
These hilarious Twitter bios are sure to make you smile!
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Hilarious Twitter Bios 

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