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Brand pages on Google+ growing 4x faster than on Twitter, but Facebook is still king

Brand pages on Google+ growing 4x faster than on Twitter, but Facebook is still king | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it
Last week, we took a look at a report that showed that the most popular pages on Google+ were becoming more consumer-focused. Now, according to a recent report from Socialbakers, those ...
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5 Marketing Rules You May Want To Break

5 Marketing Rules You May Want To Break | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it
Following a set of standardized marketing rules is a recipe for achieving average results. Rethink these 5 rules to break away from the pack and become an innovative business.
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3 Free Tools that Amplify Your Blog Posts | SceneChat

3 Free Tools that Amplify Your Blog Posts | SceneChat | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it

There are lots of free and low-cost tools which anybody who publishes content can use to take advantage of the impulse mentality which goes along with social networking behavior.


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Networking Guide for Bloggers: Why It Is Important (Part 1)

Networking Guide for Bloggers: Why It Is Important (Part 1) | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it

The first part of a series of five articles on the social networking today. This is a very interesting guide that will give you lots of useful information on the subject. [note mg]

 

In today’s blogosphere a lot of discussion is going on about various aspects of positioning and growing a blog. Even though the space gets more and more crowded every day, and the game is changing constantly, there are still some things everyone tells you to do – things considered as mandatory for any kind of success.

 

Among various aspects of promotion, advertising, search engine optimization, social media, and all kinds of other stuff lies the need of contacting other, fellow bloggers, and being in touch with people in general.

 

Read more: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/networking-guide-for-bloggers-why-networking-important/


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Yes - Social Media Will Redefine Small Businesses

Yes - Social Media Will Redefine Small Businesses | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it

"One of the fascinating things about change is that it rarely occurs in a linear motion."

 

Social Media will change all business, not just the small . . .


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13 Tools to Simplify Your Social Media Marketing

13 Tools to Simplify Your Social Media Marketing | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it
Are you looking for tools to simplify your social media activities?Many businesses feel overwhelmed when implementing their social media (Thanks for sharing!
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Blog Smarter: A Step-by-step Strategy to Boost Your AdSense Earnings : @ProBlogger

Blog Smarter: A Step-by-step Strategy to Boost Your AdSense Earnings : @ProBlogger | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it
This guest post is by Daniel Scocco of DailyBlogTips.com. Let's start with a question: What's the single most important factor ... (Great post!
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5 Ways to Get Your Entire Company On Board With Social Media

5 Ways to Get Your Entire Company On Board With Social Media | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it

"Is everyone supporting social media at your company?Are you struggling to get the support you need?"

 

Here are some common sense ways to get the ball rolling.


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How-to setup an Editorial Calendar for effective Content Strategy?

How-to setup an Editorial Calendar for effective Content Strategy? | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it

On my blog this week, a perfect content strategy to generate more traffic to your content...

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How much does Social Media cost companies in 2011?

Here's an example cost:

 

Launch a new presence on Twitter and outsource all content creation and customer interaction – $1,000-$7,500 a month

Most Charge – $2,000-$4,000 a month

 

Via @DianeRayfield


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6 Creative Ways SME’s use a Facebook Page To Engage Customers

6 Creative Ways SME’s use a Facebook Page To Engage Customers | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it
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How To Find Royalty Free Images That Haven’t Been Overused

How To Find Royalty Free Images That Haven’t Been Overused | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it

I don't know you, but for me, images are very important. A text without an image, is like a sky without stars. For this reason, I like this post with several ressources, maybe you too! [note Martin Gysler]

 

“Hey, I’ve seen that image before. Actually, I’ve seen it many times before.”


Images allow you to express what words can’t.

 

They draw the viewer in and elicit an emotional impact, providing your users with information while confirming that what your selling or promoting is real.

 

There are many affordable options available to purchase stock photography. This may be a blessing or a curse. Affordability often comes at the cost of originality.

 

It’s important to consider your ideals and the image’s ability to illustrate a concept perfectly. But consider originality as well. You wouldn’t want to fall into the trap of using cliche imagery because it’s easy and convenient.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/Af9ZXX


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Martin Gysler's comment, February 9, 2012 3:44 PM
Great Katipsoi, I'm glad that you can use this information to improve your page.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 11, 2012 10:32 PM
So helpful and something that is a daily struggle o THANKS. Marty
Mike Ellsworth's comment, February 12, 2012 1:10 PM
Marty, thanks for the comment.

I just found another great way to search for Creative Commons images: http://search.creativecommons.org/

It automates a CC search on Google Images, Flickr and more. Wow!
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5 Ways Writers Can Break Out of the Tired Old Social Media Box | Copyblogger

Aubre Andrus approached overused social networks as if she’d never heard of them. You could say she wrote her own chapter on social media marketing. Here's how.
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6 Google+ Tips for Businesses

6 Google+ Tips for Businesses | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it
Has your business set up a Google+ page?Google+ is growing at an impressive rate.
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The Ultimate Guide To Pinterest For Photographers by The Modern Tog

The Ultimate Guide To Pinterest For Photographers by The Modern Tog | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it
The Ultimate Pinterest Guide for Photographers, including several specific business examples to use to grow your business. Click to see.

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How Pinterest Is Changing Website Design Forever

How Pinterest Is Changing Website Design Forever | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it

By Sarah Kessler

 

Get ready for the Pinterestification of the web.

 

Even if you haven’t ever visited popular visual bookmarking site Pinterest, you might recognize its design elements — which have been popping up everywhere since the startup burst onto the mainstream scene in 2011.

 

The site doesn’t use traditional web building blocks.

“It’s almost like a window-shopping mode,” says Khoi Vinh, the former design director for NYTimes.com.

“It puts the ball back in the user’s court,” muses Andrew Beck, a web designer at Blue Fountain Media.

“It flattens the information hierarchy,” describes Jeff Croft, a web designer and co-founder of ebook lending site Lendle.

Pinterest puts web content into sticky-note sized blocks users can organize onto pinboards that fill the entire browser screen. The majority of each block is filled by a photo, and the ability to “like,” “repin” or comment at the bottom make it look like its own mini web page.

Though the hot Palo Alto startup is staying mum about its user numbers, one study found it drives more traffic to websites than Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn combined.


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Social media: stop talking and start doing

Social media: stop talking and start doing | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it
Everyone knows that social media is here and now. Everyone is talking about the impact it can have on business, how consumers are changing their behaviour - becoming more demanding as a result of mass adoption.
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Seven Steps to Social Media Marketing Success | Social Media Today

Seven Steps to Social Media Marketing Success | Social Media Today | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media is not difficult to do and it’s not really new, though the way we treat it, analyze it and talk about it certainly is.
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LinkedIn – a rising star in the B2B social media marketing mix

LinkedIn – a rising star in the B2B social media marketing mix | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it
[caption id="attachment_3458" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Peter Wilkinson Panther Social Media"][/caption] It is easy to think of social media solely in terms of the most talked about sites - usually Facebook and Twitter - where...
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Pinterest Is Hot [Infographic] | Social Media Today

Pinterest Is Hot [Infographic] | Social Media Today | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it
Did you know that the hottest new social media sensation has only 16 employees? Yet they are one of the fastest growing websites. Look at the amazing statistics in the infographic below. Do you think Pinterest will be long lasting?
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Curation And 3 R's of Content Marketing

Curation And 3 R's of Content Marketing | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it

"Two-thirds of tweets are either "so-so" or not worth reading at all.  So says a study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and Georgia Tech."

This article takes of from the conclusion of the study that people only find about a third of Tweets valuable. The author thinks batting .333 is pretty good . . .


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 10, 2012 12:35 AM
Heiko thanks for he rescoop, Mike Elsworth is its origin and he is one of my favorite curators.
Tom George's comment, February 10, 2012 10:10 AM
Just FYI IB was using major server resources so last 36 hours has been slow, it is in the process of being rectified. I will let you know when all systems are go.
Mike Ellsworth's comment, February 10, 2012 10:44 AM
Thanks Heiko for the rescoop and Marty for the original and Deborah for the comment! This is a really interesting finding from the Twitter study and confirms the value of curation in today's giant firehouse of information environment.
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6 Creative Ways SME’s use a Facebook Page To Engage Customers

6 Creative Ways SME’s use a Facebook Page To Engage Customers | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it
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How to Attract the RIGHT Social Media Followers for Your Business

How to Attract the RIGHT Social Media Followers for Your Business | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it
Learn how to choose the best people to follow for your company's social media networks, and which tools can make your decision easier.
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Get Rid of Your Blogging Doubts Once and For All

Get Rid of Your Blogging Doubts Once and For All | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it
Medical mysteries have hypnotic power. That’s why almost every prime-time drama revolves around wicked smart professionals unraveling medical crimes.
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