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Google drops cost of Maps API to keep developers, gives Foursquare puppy eyes

Google drops cost of Maps API to keep developers, gives Foursquare puppy eyes | SM | Scoop.it
Google must be feeling the pinch from developers like Foursquare who've jumped ship from Google Maps in opposition to costs, as it just...
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3 Keys to Increasing Your Content Conversions

3 Keys to Increasing Your Content Conversions | SM | Scoop.it
Check out this essential advice on how to measure the results of your web content and three keys to increasing your content conversions.
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9 Awesome Things You Can Do With Google Analytics 5

9 Awesome Things You Can Do With Google Analytics 5 | SM | Scoop.it

Google Analytics 5 took the best features of their analytics program and made it even easier to use with new organization and visualization features . . .


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6 Ways to Gamify Your Facebook Marketing

6 Ways to Gamify Your Facebook Marketing | SM | Scoop.it
As marketing on Facebook pages grows, so does the interest in using gamification. Here are six ways to use it.
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How Sephora Used Facebook to 'Thrill' Its Fan Base

How Sephora Used Facebook to 'Thrill' Its Fan Base | SM | Scoop.it
Sephora's 15 Days of Beauty Thrills led to increased engagement on all social channels and the website. Here's how the beauty outpost pulled it off.
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3 Facebook Timeline Marketing Tips for Success | Social Media Examiner

3 Facebook Timeline Marketing Tips for Success | Social Media Examiner | SM | Scoop.it

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"Are you wondering how to best use the Facebook Timeline features?

The right steps can capture the attention of your fans and potential customers.

What I am referring to is pinning, highlighting and milestones—three Timeline features that can dramatically change the number of people who interact with your content.

 

To supercharge your content on Facebook, consider implementing these three new Facebook Timeline features for your page.

 

#1: Pin a Post

A pinned post is a status update that you manually select to stay at the top of your Timeline, meaning it will not slip down the Timeline as you continue to add other posts to your page.

 

Here are a few simple ideas to help you decide on the best pinning strategies for your business.

You can use a pinned post to build your fan base and/or your email list. Offer something of value in exchange for the Like or a fan’s name and email.

 

Consider creating a welcome video and then posting it on your page as a status update, with a message such as, “Welcome!

 

The next time you are promoting a webinar, teleclass or any online or offline event, use an image as your promotional banner and pin it to your page.

 

#2: Highlight a Post

A highlighted post is a status update that you have selected to expand across your Timeline, taking up the space of both columns. Highlighting a post will help you draw more attention to the most important content on your page.


Here are a few smart strategies to help you make the most of your highlighted posts.

Highlight your customer testimonials...

Use highlighted posts to explain a new service or program to your fans and create multiple images to roll out over a designated period of time to grab your fans’ attention.

 

#3: Create Milestones

Milestones are a great way to tell the story of your business through words and images. They can appear anywhere on your Timeline, depending on the date you designate.


Always include an engaging image in your milestone. This will ensure your milestone will stand out and capture attention.

Also make sure to include a call to action with a link to more information in your milestone...."

 

Read full article here: http://j.mp/Lwh5Nh



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Targeting Influencers in the Sea of Social Media [Infographic]

Targeting Influencers in the Sea of Social Media [Infographic] | SM | Scoop.it
Influencer targeting is one of the cornerstones of the agile engagement framework.  To learn more about how to make agile engagement work for your organization, download our free white paper, The ...

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Hands-on With Microsoft's Tablet: Plenty of Surface, Not Much Depth

Hands-on With Microsoft's Tablet: Plenty of Surface, Not Much Depth | SM | Scoop.it
Security was heavy backstage at the Microsoft Surface launch event Monday.
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How Social Is The Web? [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

How Social Is The Web? [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | SM | Scoop.it
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26 Social Media Marketing Hidden Treasures You Never Knew Existed

26 Social Media Marketing Hidden Treasures You Never Knew Existed | SM | Scoop.it
Read tips that you may not know about some of the largest social networks that will help you in your social media marketing.
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SEO for Facebook Pages [Video]

SEO for Facebook Pages [Video] | SM | Scoop.it

From the original article: "Facebook is probably not the first place you would think to go for SEO advice. However, the social media giant is looking to change that.

 

With the help of Distilled, an online marketing agency, Facebook launched a new video that provides users tips on how to optimize their Facebook pages.

 

The video is aimed more at business owners than seasoned SEOs, but it’s the first video Facebook has released providing users with this type of advice for optimizing their Facebook pages for search engines.

 

The video takes users step-by-step through a number of processes for building an optimized Facebook page with a good name and quality, relevant content. Then it shows you how to get links and likes for your new, awesome page.

 

The video does tend to focus more on why all of these things are important, rather than on advanced link-building tips. However, for a small business owner just learning about search marketing, it’s a good beginner’s resource".

 

Take a look at this video here: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/seo-for-facebook-new-video-revealed/44985/


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Five Dads Worth Following on Twitter This Father's Day

Five Dads Worth Following on Twitter This Father's Day | SM | Scoop.it
Though there are many great dads that deserve to be appreciated this Sunday, it's impossible to highlight them all. Here's a list of five fathers on Twitter worthy of your attention.
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Who Are the Real Influencers? [Infographic]

Who Are the Real Influencers? [Infographic] | SM | Scoop.it

I selected this piece posted (by Josh Catone), infograph by (Crowdtap Influence Marketing because it sheds some light on the current predominate thinking regarding how to reach influencers and what influencers brands should be focusing on.

 

**According to a recent study conducted by the firm, people are influenced by those they actually know more than by popular figures or brands they may follow.

 

**In other words, it’s not a numbers game — influence spreads across close-knit networks of actual friends.

 

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As the infographic states, influencer marketing is hot these days but what we should all focus on is our close social networks of peers, not those with a high influence "score"

 

**our peers are who we turn to for making most common purchasing decisions. 

 

What I found most interesting is How Content Really Spreads and that no matter what, 92% of people rely on people they know above all else!

 

This infographic sheds light on a current marketing predicament: What does it mean to be an influencer and how do we reach those people?

 

According to Deanna Brown, the CEO of Federated Media, that’s why context is so important— the ability serve high volumes of advertising continues to expand, but the real value for a brand is to surround its message with the right context so that it reaches the most influential people among customers

 

**most marketers agree that reaching influencers is important   

 

**but reaching small groups of highly targeted individuals is the way to go

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering, "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


Read article and see infographic here: [http://tinyurl.com/7j7vt6b]


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The Ultimate Guide to the New Google Analytics Social Reports ~ Sociable360.com | Useful Social Media, Blogging, SEO & Marketing Resources.

The Ultimate Guide to the New Google Analytics Social Reports ~ Sociable360.com | Useful Social Media, Blogging, SEO & Marketing Resources. | SM | Scoop.it
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Social Media Gender Balance - Women Like Pinterest, Twitter, Men ... - mediabistro.com

Social Media Gender Balance - Women Like Pinterest, Twitter, Men ... - mediabistro.com | SM | Scoop.it
mediabistro.comSocial Media Gender Balance - Women Like Pinterest, Twitter, Men ...mediabistro.comSocial Media Gender Balance – Women Like Pinterest, Twitter, Men Like Reddit, Google+ [INFOGRAPHIC]...

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Please Twitter, Can I Have a Premium Account?

Please Twitter, Can I Have a Premium Account? | SM | Scoop.it
Twitter is  pretty great, but it has problems. The company could solve many of them by offering premium accounts. I would be willing to pay a few bucks a month to get an improved version of the se...
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Facebook Advertising Campaigns Examples: A Curated Collection of 105 Case Studies

Facebook Advertising Campaigns Examples: A Curated Collection of 105 Case Studies | SM | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Thanks to Jason Keath and Caleb Gray who have put together this excellent collection of over 100 Facebook advertising case studies and to their specific documentation.

 

For each one you can find a short, one paragraph description of the campaign, an outline of the results obtained and a direct link to the official case study.

 

Very useful. 8/10.

 

Full examples collection: http://socialfresh.com/facebook-advertising-examples/ ;


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The Egyptian Presidential Candidates on Social Media

The Egyptian Presidential Candidates on Social Media | SM | Scoop.it
Two candidates in Egypt's presidential election have claimed victory, and they're using their social media profiles to make their case.
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19 Viral Marketing Stories Sure To Get Your Company Rocking To The Top [Infographic]

19 Viral Marketing Stories Sure To Get Your Company Rocking To The Top [Infographic] | SM | Scoop.it
Marketing Business is one factor to success business opportunities to new growth to potential customers with product or services in Viral marketing Strategy..

 

**** Well done infographic summary of some cool ideas. Marty


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The Ultimate Guide to Marketing with Infographics | Unbounce

The Ultimate Guide to Marketing with Infographics | Unbounce | SM | Scoop.it

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"Infographics are awesome. Many marketers don’t know how to get the best out of infographics and reap the benefits available. The primary benefits being the generation of inbound links and making your posts incredibly sharable.

 

Here you’ll learn 12 ways to market an infographic:

 

***Building Your Own Infographic

This is the ideal method, but it’s not always possible (time, money, design talent), but if you can make them yourself, then it’s way better. Here are a bunch of tactics for how to do it right.

 

1. Create content that people actually want...

2. Infographic research...

3. Make sure it’s got data on it...

4. Infographic Design & Data Visualization...

5. Add an embed code to let others re-post it...

6. Making your Infographic go Viral...

7. Use your network...

 

 

***Using other people’s infographics:

People want backlinks – that’s why they create infographics in the first place. So this method of marketing serves two purposes; It gives you a content base to build a post from (awesome, quick and easy) and it gives some love back to the creator of the original work.

 

8. Finding Infographics...

9. Adding value...

10. What’s the proper etiquette for re-using others work?...

 

 

***Things You Should Do For all Infographics:

Regardless of whether you designed your own infographic or sourced one from elsewhere, there are certain things you should always do to ensure they get the attention they deserve. Here are some examples:

 

11. Add Pin It buttons...

12. Tweetables: Set up important and entertaining stats formatted as Tweets..."

 

 

This is just a summary. The full post includes many information, links, examples and key lessons.

Read full article here:

http://unbounce.com/content-marketing/ultimate-guide-to-marketing-with-infographics/

 


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How 30 Days Without Social Media Changed My Life

How 30 Days Without Social Media Changed My Life | SM | Scoop.it
The CTO of Twitpic going without social media for an entire month? Yeah, it happened. Steven Corona nixed Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and more for 30 days - and lived to tell about it.
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Incredible Video Explains The History Of Social And Why Facebook Is The Future – Simply Zesty - Simply Zesty

Incredible Video Explains The History Of Social And Why Facebook Is The Future – Simply Zesty - Simply Zesty | SM | Scoop.it
Facebook is a completely new media and nothing like anything that has come in the past.
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How To Get 10k Twitter Followers in Less Than 90 Days

How To Get 10k Twitter Followers in Less Than 90 Days | SM | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Matthew Fields has published a really good guide on SocialMediaChimps for anyone who wants to get serious in using Twitter for reputation-building and marketing purposes.

 

In the illustrated article he showcases four key concepts and many small tips and tools that helped his own account (the SocialMediaChimps one) get more than 10k followers in less than 90 days.

 

Useful. 8/10

 

Full article: http://socialmediachimps.com/2012/get-followers-on-twitter/ ;


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First Steps In Google Adwords [INFOGRAPHIC]

First Steps In Google Adwords [INFOGRAPHIC] | SM | Scoop.it
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Using Social Media to Make People Feel Special | Social Media Today

Using Social Media to Make People Feel Special | Social Media Today | SM | Scoop.it
A social media lesson from hibachi: The other evening, my husband and I tried a new Japanese restaurant that’s opened in our ‘hood.
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