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Get Traffic Through LinkedIn, Blogging Directories | UpCity

Get Traffic Through LinkedIn, Blogging Directories | UpCity | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Get more traffic from LinkedIn and learn whether or not submitting your blog to directories can be seen as duplicate content.


Question One: How can I build more targeted traffic to my website through LinkedIn?


Our Response: LinkedIn is one of the best ways to get online leads for your website and business. As the world’s largest professional network, LinkedIn connects like-minded people from all over the world, ranging from professors, lawyers, marketers, and business owners. The best part about this is that you can find your niche on LinkedIn, establish yourself as an authority figure, and bring new potential customers to your website. There are several ways to go about doing this....

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Actionable content marketing advice from Up City.

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Lydia Gracia's curator insight, September 18, 2014 4:06 AM

On sait déjà que LinkedIn est la plateforme idéale pour publier du contenu professionnel, mais comment faire en pratique pour que nos blog posts soient lus (en gros générer du trafic ciblé sur notre site) ? Dan cet article on nous explique les différentes voies pour y arriver grâce à LinkedIn... attention! il faut être conscient que sur cette plateforme vous vous adressez à une niche, la communication de masse est donc à bannir en faveur d'une stratégie de content marketing.

Sangbaran Karmakar's curator insight, September 22, 2014 3:38 PM

Very useful tips on bringing web traffic from LinkedIn campaign. WHat you are going to learn from it:

 

1. How to create linkedIn network?

2. How to market your website/ product through LinkedIn?

3. Strategies for creating Successful LinkedIn content campaign.

 

Regards... 

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Social Networks Are Driving More Online Sales And Influencing Offline Purchases | Business Insider

Social Networks Are Driving More Online Sales And Influencing Offline Purchases | Business Insider | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

New efforts from Facebook and Twitter should help drive up social commerce conversion rates.


There’s been a lot of hype surrounding social commerce — the idea that posts and ads on sites like Facebook and Pinterest would generate lots of immediate sales on e-commerce sites.


Today only a fraction of retailer's online sales are actually generated directly through a referral from a social network. But the volume of social commerce is growing quickly, in the triple digits in many cases. Overall, social commerce sales grew at three times the rate of overall e-commerce last year.


In a new report from BI Intelligence we break down how social media is impacting retail sales throughout the purchase process — whether a social media user clicks directly from a retailer's Facebook ad to make a purchase, or sees a pin on Pinterest and ends up buying the product in-store a week later. We look at the varied metrics that underscore social commerce performance at the different networks, including conversion rates, average order value, and revenue generated by shares, likes, and tweets.  We also outline the latest commerce efforts by leading social networks....

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In this free Business Insider overview, there are several valuable stats for social marketing pros.

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George Lianos's curator insight, September 18, 2014 6:15 PM

Online commercial sales have been trending up for many years now. 

The concept of the digital economy taking over the physical economy is very real. Will this phase out hard cash?

What do you think?

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1994: "Today": "What is the Internet, Anyway?" - YouTube

Some confusion is obvious on the set of NBC's "Today" show, regarding the Internet and the @-sign. This is reportedly footage from between segments that was not originally aired, and apparently dates to January 1994, around the time of the Northridge earthquake (that occurred literally five minutes from where I'm sitting, and which I remember very well indeed). 

Both the video and audio of this clip were in terrible shape when I received it recently -- I've cleaned up both as much as possible, though the quality (especially hue distortion) still definitely isn't anything to write home about.

Don't laugh too hard at Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric. It's easy to forget how relatively recent a phenomenon the Internet is for most persons who use it today!

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Very funny clip and reminder how far the internet now reaches into our daily lives and business.

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You won't remember this post | Vox

You won't remember this post | Vox | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Online readers may have a harder time remembering news stories than print readers, according to a recent study from the University of Houston.


The study got two groups of university students to read the news and recall what they read. For 20 minutes, one group of 25 read a hardcopy of the New York Times, while another 20 read the newspaper's online version. Both groups were required to abstain from the news for the day until the study session, and participants weren't told that they would be tested on their recollection of what they read.


The results: although both groups read similar amounts, print readers remembered an average of 4.24 news stories, while online readers recalled an average of 3.35 stories....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

A new study shows a major difference between print and online readers. Not surprisingly, online readers remember less. We can probably chalk the differences up to the glut of content online, the shorter length and scannable nature of online content and the fact that we are often multitasking or multi-screening as we  read online.

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What’s the Difference Between ‘Strategy’ and ‘Tactic?’ - PRNewser

What’s the Difference Between ‘Strategy’ and ‘Tactic?’ - PRNewser | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Two of the most common words in the flack’s vernacular (next to coffeeare strategy and tactic. 


According to Michael Porter, strategy leader and author of Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance,
“Competitive strategy is about being different. It means deliberately choosing a different set of activities to deliver a unique mix of value.”

The conundrum in this industry is that, although you have to think (strategy) before you do (tactic) anything, these two terms are often used interchangeably. It seems “being different” is understanding the difference in the first place."


This should help…


In short, a strategy is a larger, overall plan that can comprise several tactics, which are smaller, focused, less impactful action items that are part of the overall plan. Without a great strategy, there are no good tactics....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

You'd think these days there wouldn't be the need to explain strategy vs. tactics. But just in case you missed the memo in college or university, here it is again. And if you want help remembering it, just remember the paper airplane at the top of this article. Great visual!

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Journalist Reveals Ketchum’s Suggestions for Discrediting Him - PRNewser

Journalist Reveals Ketchum’s Suggestions for Discrediting Him - PRNewser | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

In case you missed it, Bloomberg Businessweek published an intriguing story yesterday by veteran journalist Paul M. Barrett that ran with the headline “What It’s Like to Be Attacked by Putin’s Flack.


The “flack” in question is Ketchum — more specifically D.C.-based partner Kathy Jeavons, who “heads both the Ecuador and Russia accounts” for the firm.


For the record, Jeavons did not personally attack or even contact Barrett. But a source did forward him a talking points document that the firm wrote for Nathalie Cely, Ecuador’s ambassador to the United States. The doc included both well-stated observations about Ecuador’s history with Chevron and suggestions for casting doubt on the credibility of Law of the Jungle, Barrett’s upcoming book on the lawsuit that accuses the company of abusing its relationship with the people of Ecuador....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

In the rough-and-tumble world of politics, multinational corporations and public affairs, there are always plenty of bruises to go around. The original article provides a fascinating look at PR strategy and reputation management. Ketchum's analysis and advice appear sound though ironically as the journalist suggests, they vindicate his own views on Texaco/Chevron's actions at the same time. I expect the book will become required reading for environmentalists, PR consultants and corporate managers.

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5 Social Media Metrics to Convince Your CFO to Double Your Budget | SocialBro

5 Social Media Metrics to Convince Your CFO to Double Your Budget | SocialBro | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Analytical tools can get you the feel good numbers, but they’re also about more than that. They’re about incisive, actionable data that gives reliable feedback on your current campaigns and practical insights to inform your next one. Marketers who think they’ll only get ‘soft’ metrics out of the data either haven’t been using powerful enough analytics tools, or they haven’t been using them properly. Social media isn’t a baby anymore, it has grown into a vital channel with powerful analytics available that can help you find the money amongst the noise.


Intelligent use of social analytical tools means that there is absolutely nowhere for substandard marketing campaigns to hide. Spending on social analytics is expected to grow from $620 million in 2014 to $2.73 billion by 2019.


With a few clicks you can get all the lowdown on how your campaign is performing online, what’s making you the most money, and how to change it if necessary. The best marketers will use this information to streak ahead of their competition with campaigns that are on trend, responsive, and deftly efficient at delivering results that their CFOs cannot ignore. Here’s how you can join them....

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Your CFO isn't interested in likes and follows. They need hard financial figures. Here are the social media metrics that will help you speak their language.

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Screencast-O-Matic - A Great Tool for Creating Screencast Videos | Richard Byrne

Screencast-O-Matic - A Great Tool for Creating Screencast Videos | Richard Byrne | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Over the last few weeks I have published a bunch of how-to videos like this one about creating stop motion movies. I've had at least a handful of people ask me in emails or Tweets about the tool that I use to create those videos. I use Screencast-O-Matic to create my screencast videos.


Screencast-O-Matic is available in a free version and a pro version. The free version allows you to record for up to fifteen minutes at a time (that is plenty of time for most screencasts), publish to YouTube in HD, and save videos to your computer as MP4, AVI, and FLV files. The pro version ($15/year) includes video editing tools, unlimited recording lengths, a script tool, and removal of the Screencast-O-Matic watermark.


Both versions of Screencast-O-Matic include a highlighted circle around your cursor so that viewers can easily follow your movements on the screen. A webcam recording option is included in the free and pro versions of Screencast-O-Matic....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

This is a cool video tool worth exploring for everyone from teachers and bloggers to PR, marketers and content marketing pros.

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