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A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, we thought we'd incorporate some of his style into an infographic offering tips for Twitter.

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Dawn Matheson's curator insight, March 5, 2014 9:58 AM

A clever (and very true) approach to using Twitter for social marketing. ~ Terry

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Pinterest Driving 78% More Revenue In 2014, Study Finds

Pinterest Driving 78% More Revenue In 2014, Study Finds | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Pinterest recently redesigned its mobile website, and according to new data, drove 78.4 percent more revenue in January 2014 compared to a year prior.

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4 Easy Ways to Make Customers Adore You Like An Old Friend

4 Easy Ways to Make Customers Adore You Like An Old Friend | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Learn 4 easy ways to make customers adore you like an old friend and purchase from you too. It's not easy today be in business without being likeable.
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Five Ways Brands Can Inspire User-Generated Content On Pinterest - Business 2 Community

Five Ways Brands Can Inspire User-Generated Content On Pinterest - Business 2 Community | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

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How Real Estate Agents Fail At Social Media

How Real Estate Agents Fail At Social Media | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

 

What a Real Estate agent should not being doing in the social media networks. Here are the real estate social media blunders that so many agents make that should be avoided at all costs if you want to be successful in the social space.

 

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Bill Gassett's comment, February 16, 2014 6:48 AM
Thanks for sharing Lisa!
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Pinterest’s New Paid Pin Policy Aligns with Its Ultimate Goal: Authenticity

Pinterest’s New Paid Pin Policy Aligns with Its Ultimate Goal: Authenticity | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
“We want people to Pin authentically.” That’s the entire “short-version” of the section in Pinterest’s revamped Acceptable Use Policy that pertains to pinner

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Is There A Secret Sauce For Social Media Success?

Is There A Secret Sauce For Social Media Success? | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
We may want there to be a blueprint to follow, but every business should find their own recipe for social media success.

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Promise Or Pay: Helping You To Achieve Your Goals - Tim Bonner Blog

Promise Or Pay: Helping You To Achieve Your Goals - Tim Bonner Blog | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Do you find it hard to stick to your goals? Promise or Pay can help motivate you to fulfil your good intentions - keep your promise or pay to charity.

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Tim Bonner's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:21 AM

Do you struggle to achieve your goals? Promise or Pay is a great way to get yourself motivated.

 

It links your promise to charitable donation as well as sharing your promise on social media to give you that extra motivation.

 

If you achieve your goal then great and if you don't it's great for the charity of your choice. Win-win for everyone!

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5 Social Media Benefits of Blogging

5 Social Media Benefits of Blogging | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Social Media, SEO, Mobile, Digital MarketingGetting results from social media can mean more traffic for your website, a bigger fanbase, more sales for products, or more awareness ...

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What Social Media Is Most Important To You?

What Social Media Is Most Important To You? | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

Most Important Social Media
Friend asked a great question but in the wrong way. Social Media isn't important to me in and of itself, but each social media channel can help communicate marketing messages and thus become valuable and important.

Key is "matching the hatch" to borrow a fly fishing term.

Matching the hatch puts the right kind of content, what Gary Vaynerchuk calls "native content', on each social net when THAT information is important to communicating a marketing message. Here is how I answered:

Depends on what I'm trying to accomplish.

If I want comments and discussion GPlus.
If I want feedback from friends Facebook.
If I want to generally test Scoop.it.
If I want a "set it and forget it" content solution Paper.li.
If I have something happening now or want to newsjack Twitter.
To raise money on creative or gaming projects Kickstarter.
If I want to share videos YouTube.

If I want to serialize stories Storify.
If I want to test an infographic Pinterest. 
If I want to do something with audio then SmartCloud.
If I want to create sustainable and potentially "evergreen" content then I use WP blogs. Content becomes "evergreen" based on how it performs (views, shares, conversions).
If I want to sell something ecom then Shopify. 

Match the hatch to get the most from your content, your growing social media tribe, your time and content marketing and curation efforts.  


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malek's curator insight, January 15, 2014 11:00 AM

It's the singer, not the song. Thrilling article about match the hatch for your content

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8 Reasons Why Bloggers Avoid LinkedIn

8 Reasons Why Bloggers Avoid LinkedIn | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Do you avoid LinkedIn or use it to boost your blogging? I discuss 8 reasons why established bloggers aren't leveraging the network and why they should be!

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Bill Gassett's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:42 AM

Linkedin is one of the most under utilized networks for drawing traffic to your blog. There are bound to be some good Linkedin groups withing your business niche worth joining.

Randy Hilarski's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:06 AM

I do not avoid LinkedIn but I understand why many would. 

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How Video Helped Dropbox Get 75,000 Subscribers in 24 Hours

How Video Helped Dropbox Get 75,000 Subscribers in 24 Hours | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
With $257.2 million in funding and a $4-billion valuation in 2011, Dropbox’s Drew Houston had one of the hottest startups. Here's how video helps with that.

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LinkedIn's Top 25 Most In-Demand Career Skills

LinkedIn's Top 25 Most In-Demand Career Skills | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Not surprisingly, technology skills take up many spots on the list.

 

Job seekers should find a way to highlight their technological skills in the new year, according to a new study: New research from LinkedIn revealed that 20 of the top 25 skills most in demand by employers in 2013 involved technology. 

 

After analyzing the skills and employment history of its 259 million members, LinkedIn discovered that social media marketing, mobile development, and cloud and distributed computing topped this year's hottest skills of 2013.


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Marc Andreessen Thinks the News Business Is About to Grow 1,000 Percent

Marc Andreessen Thinks the News Business Is About to Grow 1,000 Percent | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

The news business is about to undergo a long boom driven by a tenfold increase in demand, says Silicon Valley wunderkind Marc Andreessen. Here's what that will mean to news consumers.


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garassini's curator insight, March 3, 2014 6:01 AM

L'opinione di Marc Andreessen sul futuro del giornalismo online. Secondo l'inventore del primo browser grafico della storia, Mosaic, il fatto che molti pezzi grossi della Rete abbiamo investito nell'editoria (Jeff Bezos di Amazon, Marissa Mayer di Yahoo, Pierre Omidyar di eBay, fra gli altri) è il segno che le news sono tutt'latro che marginali nel nuovo ecosistema della rete. E questo avrà ricadute anche dal punto di vista economico. C'è da ben sperare. 

Paula Silva's comment, March 4, 2014 12:25 AM
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heidi groshelle's curator insight, March 20, 2014 7:12 PM

great insights, from Guillaume Decugis  


If you've only considered traditional media, this article will come as a shock. But from another perspective, the interest graph, niche curation, the explosion of mobile and several other factors are boosting the opportunity for content.
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5 Ways to Grow Your Twitter Reach |

5 Ways to Grow Your Twitter Reach | | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Discover how to increase your Twitter reach by cross-promoting your profile and campaigns, interacting with influencers and forming ally relationships.

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How to Use Instagram in a Genius Way

How to Use Instagram in a Genius Way | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
How do you use Instagram in a genius way? By borrowing a page from the Toronto Silent Film Festival, which promotes the silent film experience to a brand new audience of potential fans in an innovative way to spread its message and grow its audience.

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Tweet from @ValaAfshar

Tweet from @ValaAfshar | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Social networking is the #1 reason people use the web, and mobile is how people get there. #CMO http://t.co/Mbz4HsIuJK
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How to Disappear from the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Disappear from the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC] | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

The amount of information available online has gotten out of hand. Everything about our lives, from where where we went to high school and what we ate for breakfast this morning, can be found on the internet. If you think that's bad, think about children growing up today – their entire lives, from infancy through middle school, are being documented by their parents on Facebook!

Privacy just doesn't exist online anymore; it can take drastic measures to delete ourselves from the internet, but here's a step-by-step guide for those who want to do so...

 


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Ali Anani's curator insight, February 10, 2014 12:35 AM

If you want to disappear for a reason

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:15 AM

WOW - Fantastic!!!

mareka's curator insight, February 25, 2014 11:51 AM

Toujours utile.

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Quora Marketing Tips To Help Boost Your Online Presence

Quora Marketing Tips To Help Boost Your Online Presence | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

Quora is the full 9 yards in social content marketing, are you leveraging this tool to it's fullest potential?


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▶ Tell a story about your content using your thumbnails, titles, and description - YouTube

Your video's thumbnail, title, and description form the first impression that viewers have of your video. Learn more about how your videos can stand out from...

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Ileane Smith's curator insight, January 23, 2014 5:00 AM

My Comment:

This is the best and most informative video I've seen coming directly from YouTube. Please do more of these! I'd like to know more about choosing the right category for my videos and how much of a role does the category play in YouTube search.

For example I do mostly blogging and social media tutorials. Should I use "Education" "Science & Technology" or "HowTo & Style" I don't think any of those categories is appropriate but I'm not sure how to test for the best results in search.

Simon Spykerman's curator insight, January 23, 2014 2:30 PM

Great info.  Thanks for the find #ileanegram 

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Brand Examples on Pinterest | Social Media Today

Brand Examples on Pinterest | Social Media Today | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
See how these five brands have been using Pinterest to the fullest.

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Pinterest - Why You Should Pin It On Saturdays

Pinterest - Why You Should Pin It On Saturdays | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Pinterest - Why you should pin it on Saturdays and increase your pin reach and make your posts or website get more hits from this social site
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Best and Worst Times and Days to Post Your Social Media Updates [Infographic] -

Best and Worst Times and Days to Post Your Social Media Updates [Infographic] - | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Tweet  Posting your social media updates at the right times is the key to improving your presence on any social network. All social media aren’t the same. Each social network has different kinds of users and their daily activities vary.

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Jeff Sieh Google+ - "Circle Ileane Smith! I had a question on +Ileane Smith's tribe on Triberr and she took the time to make me my own private video explaining how to set it up properly!"

Jeff Sieh Google+ - "Circle Ileane Smith! I had a question on +Ileane Smith's tribe on Triberr and she took the time to make me my own private video explaining how to set it up properly!" | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Circle Ileane Smith!

Get this.  I had a question on +Ileane Smith's tribe on Triberr and she took the time to make me my own private video explaining how…

Make sure that you circle this kind and generous lady, but also read her content! She is incredibly knowledgeable about blogging, YouTube marketing, and podcasting.  You'll be glad you did.


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Ileane Smith's curator insight, January 7, 2014 6:22 PM

Read more of the comments on Google+

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JeffSieh/posts/6nFVfS7DS2J

Lisa Buben's comment, January 8, 2014 6:47 AM
" I'm not surprised - she is always helping others including myself " amazing lady!
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Have Facebook Fan Page Benefits Gone As Extinct As The Woolly Mammoth?

Have Facebook Fan Page Benefits Gone As Extinct As The Woolly Mammoth? | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Did FB Pages Die A Sad Death? 
It took a meteor to kill the dinosaurs... but could the meteoric decline in fan reach signal the end of times for Facebook fan (b(...)

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Kimberly Castleberry's curator insight, January 8, 2014 3:24 AM

Have Facebook pages seen their final days as a valuable source of free traffic? 

This post summarizes all of the information, stats, and data I have on the topic as well as tells you what I'll be doing with MY business in 2014. 

If you find it useful, please share :)

Daniel Trahtemberg's curator insight, January 9, 2014 6:15 AM

Last year's changes to the edgerank algorithm governing fb news feed policy had a huge impact on "free" advertising for SMB that used fb to reach a broad audience.
Now the rules are "Pay to Play" - the same as google, linkedin, and others.
Learn and choose well before spending your advertising budget.

Michael Currey's curator insight, January 13, 2014 2:45 PM

Is Facebook a bit like the Roman Empire?