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The Power Of Social Media: Influencing Trading And The Markets

The Power Of Social Media: Influencing Trading And The Markets | SM | Scoop.it
When Facebook superseded Google as the world's most visited online resource in 2010 according to comScore, the trend was set for a significant period of social media dominance. Given that Google's considered response...
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The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Pinterest for Marketing

The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Pinterest for Marketing | SM | Scoop.it
Learn everything you need to know about incorporating Pinterest into your company's social media strategy.
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Power Of The TwitterChat: 10 Valuable Reasons Why

Power Of The TwitterChat: 10 Valuable Reasons Why | SM | Scoop.it
The Power of the TwitterChat was an agenda item at the Socialize Toronto conference (#socializeconf) I attended recently. It was great to have this discussion in a very diverse group. I personally ...
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Pinterest: Everything You Need To Know Is In This Massive Post — SocialMouths

Pinterest: Everything You Need To Know Is In This Massive Post — SocialMouths | SM | Scoop.it
Pinterest is growing at crazy rates on the social web. Here is everything you need to know to use Pinterest to promote yourself or your business.
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A Stalker’s Guide to Competitive Research

A Stalker’s Guide to Competitive Research | SM | Scoop.it

Competitive research is an area that’s either completely overlooked by a brand, or taken to an extreme level while missing the basic goals that need to be reached. Because competitive research becomes a cornerstone for strategy development, it’s important to research from inside the trees, and outside of the forest.

 

Overall, brands need to:

Identify what others are already doing in the space, and how successful they are. Identify areas of opportunity and weaknesses within their specific vertical. Identify what tactics a competitor is using to gain a competitive advantage.

 

What We’re Doing

 

We approach competitive research with these fundamental questions:

What is their link building strategy? How are they leveraging social media? Identify areas of weakness or opportunity in their strategy (notice whether they’re focusing strictly on their brand, or expanding into other social areas for maximum reach). How all these facets work together: focus on their overall “marketing strategy” rather than segregating them into “search” and “social.” Continuing the stalking with tips and tools. Read more: http://www.blueglass.com/blog/a-stalkers-guide-to-competitive-research/
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Only About a Third of Tweets Are Worth Reading [STUDY]

Only About a Third of Tweets Are Worth Reading [STUDY] | SM | Scoop.it
Only about a third of Twitter updates are worth reading, according to a study.
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100 Ways to Become a Twitter Power User

100 Ways to Become a Twitter Power User | SM | Scoop.it

That's a must read post, it'll learn you how you will become a Twitter power user! [note Martin Gysler]

 

CNNFortune reported 100 million Twitter users log in at least once a month. Half of those, 50 million, log in every day. About 55% check in with mobile devices, while about 40% just check in without actually tweeting.

 

Those numbers are huge for anyone who’s marketing online. But that’s not all.

 

Thirty-four percent of marketers who use Twitter have generated leads from its use…with 20% of those closing deals.

 

But how do you take advantage of this growing audience of Twitter consumers? You have to become a power user. So here are 100 proven tips to help you do just that.

 

And to make it easier to follow along, I’ve broken them up into 10 sections that each contain 10 tips.

 

Read more: http://www.quicksprout.com/2012/01/30/100-ways-to-become-a-twitter-power-user/


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Learning to Teach: Why Twitter?

Learning to Teach: Why Twitter? | SM | Scoop.it

"So why tweet?
- it's simple
- short bursts of thoughts/feelings/events
- you can promote thoughts and ideas through hash tags and trends
- informal
- you can reach all types of audiences"

 

Twitter story by Megan Douglas


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Politics and the Twitter Revolution

Politics and the Twitter Revolution | SM | Scoop.it

A must read book about Twitter and politics

 

"How Tweets Influence the Relationship between Political Leaders and the Public, by John H. Parmelee and Shannon L. Bichard, is the first comprehensive examination of how Twitter is used politically."


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7 Easy Steps To Turn Your Twitter Account Into A SEO Magnet… | Search Engine People | Toronto

7 Easy Steps To Turn Your Twitter Account Into A SEO Magnet… | Search Engine People | Toronto | SM | Scoop.it
Real time indexing of Twitter by search engines means your Twitter profile and stream better be optimized to take full ...
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BREAKING: Facebook to File for IPO Next Week [REPORT]

BREAKING: Facebook to File for IPO Next Week [REPORT] | SM | Scoop.it
The long-awaited tech IPO of the year -- perhaps of the decade -- is on.
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Worried about possible restrictions on Twitter? Here’s how to get around them.

Worried about possible restrictions on Twitter? Here’s how to get around them. | SM | Scoop.it
As we reported, Twitter announced today that it may block specific content on a country-by-country basis if required. However, it seems very easy to get around these upcoming limitations.

Indeed, Twitter's ...
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5 Things You Need To Know BEFORE Designing Your Social Media Strategy | Social Media Today

#1 Social Media Is A Force Multiplier (RT @PRDA_Asia: 5 Things You Need To Know BEFORE Designing Your Social Media Strategy http://t.co/pJ4wWILz...)...
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47 Essential Social Media Tools

47 Essential Social Media Tools | SM | Scoop.it
47+ different social media and content marketing management tools that all businesses should consider using as part of their marketing.

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Facebook's Incredible Growth Story In Charts

Facebook's Incredible Growth Story In Charts | SM | Scoop.it
Facebook's IPO filing, released this week, is fascinating for many reasons: We've already covered several angles.
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100+ Twitter Tools – Twitter Tools to Improve Productivity

100+ Twitter Tools – Twitter Tools to Improve Productivity | SM | Scoop.it

An excelent "List of 100+ Twitter Tools to Improve Productivity in Twitter".

 

The only problem? No links. :(


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Last month, 1 in every 5 pages viewed on the web belonged to Facebook

Last month, 1 in every 5 pages viewed on the web belonged to Facebook | SM | Scoop.it
You may be tired of all of the Facebook chatter and stats after the company filed its S-1 paperwork to go public yesterday. Whether you're FB'd out or not, this might get your attention.

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The Right Way to Increase Your Klout Score

The Right Way to Increase Your Klout Score | SM | Scoop.it
It's not really about your score; it's about expanding your network and extending your reach. Here are 7 ways to do it.
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So What's Facebook Really Worth? [INFOGRAPHIC]

So What's Facebook Really Worth? [INFOGRAPHIC] | SM | Scoop.it

Facebook could go public this week with $10B in stock and a valuation at $100B. So how did our status updates and vacation photos turn into tech's biggest IPO ever? . . .


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Create a gorgeous photoblog of your Instagram photos in minutes using Jux

Create a gorgeous photoblog of your Instagram photos in minutes using Jux | SM | Scoop.it
If you've been looking for an easy and stylish way to share your Instagram photos with your non-iPhone owning friends, Jux may have the perfect solution for you.

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10 Reasons Why You Should be On LinkedIn [plus INFOGRAPHIC]

10 Reasons Why You Should be On LinkedIn [plus INFOGRAPHIC] | SM | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is quite often forgotten about by job seekers who think that Facebook is the only social network game in town.

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Why Facebook Subscribe can’t compete with Twitter (yet)

Why Facebook Subscribe can’t compete with Twitter (yet) | SM | Scoop.it
Last week, Facebook announced that journalists using its new “Subscribe” tool have seen a 320% uptick in subscriptions since the tool's launch last fall. Facebook has made it clear ...
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Twitter Commits Social Suicide - Forbes

Twitter Commits Social Suicide - Forbes | SM | Scoop.it
Starting today, we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it available in the rest of the world.
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