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Five ways to be a more confident blogger

Five ways to be a more confident blogger | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
The biggest stumbling block to effective blogging may not be time or ideas. It might be having the confidence to make that leap and push "publish!"
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Clients are often reluctant to start blogging as they don't feel they have anything to say (that others would want to read). This post eloquently puts in words what might really be going on behind that excuse.

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Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources

Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Easy to follow explanation for what is becoming an increasingly important part of online marketing

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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, December 2, 2013 1:37 PM

Never heard of it - must be worth sharing :)

Robin Good's insight:Introducing content curation to someone who doesn't know anything about it is not always an easy task. There are so many different articles, opinions, definitions and recommendations about content curation that it is quite difficult for someone just getting familiar with the topic, to easily find out where to start and what to trust. To help out anyone needing to support the explanation of content curation to others, here are five comprehensive resource collections I have put together over the course of the last year. 1) Content Curation - Definitions a collection of the best and most useful definitions of what content curation is http://bundlr.com/b/content-curation-definition 2) Content Curation - What is it? Video Intros 30+ short video clips that introduce the need, practice and purpose of content curation http://huzzaz.com/collection/content-curation-what-is-it 3) Content Curation Visualized 110+ infographics, visuals, illustrations and diagrams explaining what content curation is www.pinterest.com/robingood/content-curation-visualized/ 4) Content Curation Tools Directory - Tools Directory 100+ of the best content curation tools organized in a directory for immediate access http://contentcuration.zeef.com/ 5) Content Curation Tools Supermap - Tools Collection 600+ content curation, discovery, filtering and publishing tools organized by categories for doing content curation http://bit.ly/ContentCurationToolsSupermap All free to use and share.
John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 11:53 AM

Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 4:50 PM

This link is invaluable to support an understanding of content curation. 

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6 Ways to Use Embedded Tweets to Help Your Business | Social Media Examiner

6 Ways to Use Embedded Tweets to Help Your Business | Social Media Examiner | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
Embedded Tweets: here are creative ways to embed tweets and tweet widgets to enhance your content, drive engagement and establish social proof.
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This is a really great list. I particularly like the idea of adding a twitter stream showing Retweets of a blog post. Easy social proof.

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Search tips within Google Plus - WebSIGHT Hangouts

Search tips within Google Plus - WebSIGHT Hangouts | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
Learn how to search like a pro within Google Plus.
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Some good ideas and easy to follow tutorial.

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The Gmail Shortcut Cheat Sheet - Lifehack

The Gmail Shortcut Cheat Sheet - Lifehack | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
Gmail shortcuts can save you a ton of time organizing, reading and responding to messages in the program. This infographic is a shortcut cheat sheet.
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This has to be the definitive list of Gmail shortcuts. Who knew there were so many!

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The Ultimate Guide to Google Plus Posts - Martin Shervington

The Ultimate Guide to Google Plus Posts - Martin Shervington | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
When it comes to Google Plus posts, the formatting is just as important as the content. People who do this well elevate the craft of posting to an art form.
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Very comprehensive and contains several video tutorials. Worth bookmarking.

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10 ways to get more engagement on Pinterest - Socialable

10 ways to get more engagement on Pinterest - Socialable | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
Want to get more engagement on Pinterest? Lilach Bullock explains why Pinterest is great for businesses and shares her top 10 tips for raising engagement
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A useful and interesting article 

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LinkedIn Contacts - Part Two

LinkedIn Contacts - Part Two | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
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The new Contacts feature has just activated on my LinkedIn account and is definitely a social networking game changer. Still exploring the powerful CRM features!

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24 Ways to Use Pinterest to Drive Fundraising and Cause Awareness

24 Ways to Use Pinterest to Drive Fundraising and Cause Awareness | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
Years ago, while working for a human services agency, I stumbled upon the fact that the most clicked-on item in our e-newsletter was the ‘Recipe of the Month.’ It really had very little to do with our mission, but we wanted to offer something...
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Many of these suggestions can also be applied to small businesses. A wonderfully comprehensive article.

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SEO: A Reality Check for Your Business | Business 2 Community

SEO: A Reality Check for Your Business | Business 2 Community | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
As the world of Search Engine Optimization evolves over time, the topic of SEO appears to becoming more complicated in the eyes of many of you who operate
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A wonderfully simple description of SEO. Even a non-techie like me can understand it!

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SlideShare Marketing: 13 Ways to Build Your Business with SlideShare | 

SlideShare Marketing: 13 Ways to Build Your Business with SlideShare |  | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
SlideShare Marketing: If you're looking for a way to reach more customers, deliver engaging content, generate leads and track ROI, check out SlideShare.
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Great tips on using this increasingly popular yet often overlooked marketing vehicle.

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Make Getting More LinkedIn Recommendations a High Priority

If your competitors have more (and better) LinkedIn recommendations than you, you're automatically in a down position.

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The action Jill makes may feel uncomfortable, but it makes good business sense.

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12 LinkedIn Branding Tips For Small Businesses

12 LinkedIn Branding Tips For Small Businesses | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
Linked is one of the most widely used social networks with an ever-growing user-base. LinkedIn profiles and company pages also rank high on Google. Small businesses can take advantage of LinkedIn t...
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Company Pages are often overlooked in favour of personal profiles by small businesses in LinkedIn. Both are important as these tips explain.

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Mari Smith Keynote at InfusionCon — Bridging the Gap: How To Master The Social Web In 5 Easy Steps | MariSmith.com

Mari Smith Keynote at InfusionCon — Bridging the Gap: How To Master The Social Web In 5 Easy Steps | MariSmith.com | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it

So, what exactly is this gap we need to bridge? It’s the gap between fast-paced, rapidly-changing TECHNOLOGY and good, old-fashioned PEOPLE skills!

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This article shared by Mari Smith is crammed full of useful tips and resources. Definitely one to bookmark for future reference.

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The coolest tip I've learned for ages on Google+

A great tip you can use anywhere on the web! ***Want more AWESOME hints, tips and tricks?*** Check out my blog for loads more videos: http://www.martinshervi...
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Instead of right-clicking to open a new tab, this video shows you a much neater way. It really is a cool tip!

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Here's How to Use Content Curation as a Powerful Brandbuilder

Here's How to Use Content Curation as a Powerful Brandbuilder | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
Part of a good content marketing strategy, content curation is the art of finding, selecting, and sharing the best, most relevant content related to a particular theme or topic.

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Lydia Gracia's curator insight, February 26, 8:45 AM

Magnifique infographie sur le pourquoi du comment de la Curation de Contenus dans une stratégie de Branding.

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7 Lessons Apple Can Teach Us About Persuasive Web Content

7 Lessons Apple Can Teach Us About Persuasive Web Content | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
Do you sometimes wonder if there’s an easier way? Do you want to know if there is a way to prevent web visitors from bouncing?
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A masterclass in writing web copy

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2013: The Future of Social Media [Research/Charts] | Heidi Cohen

2013: The Future of Social Media [Research/Charts] | Heidi Cohen | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
As we approach the mid point of 2013, marketers are considering changing their social media marketing mix.
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A Visual Guide to Twitter

A Visual Guide to Twitter | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it

This infographic provides a visual guide and a brief synopsis of different uses for Twitter.

It includes information about how Twitter can be used as a tool for information, customer service, networking, business management and website management.


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Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:45 PM
A Visual Guide to Twitter
Elisabetta Tosi's curator insight, June 11, 2013 4:25 AM

How to use Twitter in your business? here there are some ideas...

Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:45 PM

Just what I've been looking for...with all the changes at Twitter, this is a great piece to read for updating my knowledge :)

 

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Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

A Social Media MEGA Resource Center

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Pinterest Introduces Rich Pins for Businesses to Drive Purchases

Pinterest Introduces Rich Pins for Businesses to Drive Purchases | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
Pinterest just became a whole lot more useful to businesses with the announcement of new “Rich Pins” on the official Pinterest blog today.
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Setting up looks too technical for me to try, but it's an interesting development for this popular site. Worth watching?

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The Triberr Advantage – Don’t Knock It Til You Try It!

The Triberr Advantage – Don’t Knock It Til You Try It! | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
Many bloggers have tried this amazing platform but many also leave before they can really understand the advantages and benefits it has to their blog(s). Some still have no idea what it even does a...
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I haven't used Triberr yet, mainly because I didn't didn't understand how much control you can have with the settings. Reading this, I might just be tempted.

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The 6,528 Word Guide to Choosing Your Main Social Media Battleground

The 6,528 Word Guide to Choosing Your Main Social Media Battleground | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it

A quick list of social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Reddit, Digg, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Yelp, imgur… oh and your blog, that’s social media too!

 

Jeez there’s a lot!

So which one do you focus on?

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I don't think I've come across a more comprehensive guide to so many social media sites in one article before. 

 

Worth bookmarking and taking time to read & consider for your own business.

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6 Tricks For Boosting Your Presence on SlideShare | SlideShare Blog

SlideShare is the secret weapon in many marketers’ arsenals, especially in the B2B world. Yes, it’s the world’s most popular platform for sharing your PowerPoint or Keynote slide decks, but it’s also much more. SlideShare is a social network, too, and a way to enrich your content marketing efforts, because search engines will serve up your presentations.

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Donna shares 6 very useful tips to increase popularity of SlideShare presentations. 

 

To my surprise, presentations I uploaded almost as afterthought have had over 100 views. 

 

SlideShare is greatly overlooked as a marketing platform.

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Get Started with Twitter and HootSuite

Get Started with Twitter and HootSuite | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
A beginners guide to productively using information firehoses
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Twitter becomes increasingly difficult to manage once you follow more than a few hundred people. This post has some useful suggestions to make it more useful (using Hootsuite as client).

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The Secret Guide to Video and SEO

The Secret Guide to Video and SEO | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
If used correctly, video can be an extremely powerful form of content and make a significant contribution to your overall SEO strategy, in more ways than one.
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Very useful (and not too techie!)

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How to Find the Best Content to Share on Social Media

How to Find the Best Content to Share on Social Media | Simply Social Media | Scoop.it
Do you struggle to find good content to post on LinkedIn, Twitter or your Facebook page? Would you like to find reliable sources of content your fans and followers love? This article contains eight tips to help you quickly find great content.
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Excellent tips and resources for finding good content sources.

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