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10+ Reasons Why Employee Engagement is Important

10+ Reasons Why Employee Engagement is Important | SM | Scoop.it

Employee engagement, is gaining more and more traction as an essential key to business improvement outcomes, in all types of businesses.

 

A large number of credible research projects have been conducted over recent years, and their findings make a compelling case, for business owners to make employee engagement a strategic priority.

 

This excellent article, not only lists 10 such research outcomes, but provides 10 additional links to articles that contain information to help you to raise the level of employee engagement in your business.


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If You Are Searching For Content, Here Is Where To Search: Top Vertical Search Engines

If You Are Searching For Content, Here Is Where To Search: Top Vertical Search Engines | SM | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Adam Vincenzini on TheNextWeb has put together a nice and useful list of the 30 dedicated search engines that you can use to explore and research specific content areas. 

 

From blogs to video and forums, here is a good list of search engine tools from where you can start your own research.

 

Helpful. 7/10

 

Full list: http://thenextweb.com/lifehacks/2012/04/29/30-specialist-and-super-smart-search-engines/ ;


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 2013 1:11 PM

Try them out...

 

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 29, 2013 8:42 PM

Great list and useful alternatives to Google search.

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Twitter CEO: I Did Not Say 'Twitter Is Exploring a Premium Version' [UPDATE]

Twitter CEO: I Did Not Say 'Twitter Is Exploring a Premium Version' [UPDATE] | SM | Scoop.it
Twitter might be developing a premium version of its service, CEO Dick Costolo has indicated.
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Microsoft SkyDrive impressions: a look at features and functionality

Microsoft SkyDrive impressions: a look at features and functionality | SM | Scoop.it
You may remember a certain, somewhat anticipated cloud service finally coming in to land in recent days.
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Twitter makes subtle UI changes that could have a big impact on your Twitter.com experience

Twitter makes subtle UI changes that could have a big impact on your Twitter.com experience | SM | Scoop.it
I mostly use Twitter.com to tweet (sue me, I don't like running too many desktop apps) and I noticed that something changed overnight. I couldn't quite place my finger on what changed, ...
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Facebook page admins beware! What you CANNOT do on Facebook | MarketingGum.com

Facebook page admins beware! What you CANNOT do on Facebook | MarketingGum.com | SM | Scoop.it
If you don't want your page deleted along with losing all your fans, you need to know the rules. Find out the most often broken Facebook rules so your page isn't next...

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How Marketers Are Using Social Media For Success [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

How Marketers Are Using Social Media For Success [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | SM | Scoop.it
How Marketers Are Using Social Media For Success [INFOGRAPHIC]...

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Living Self-Employed Online: The Manual They Forgot to Give You

Living Self-Employed Online: The Manual They Forgot to Give You | SM | Scoop.it
February 1st, 2009, was a very memorable day for me. It was the day I arrived back at my family home in Newcastle, England, to start working for myself full-time.

 

I had just left a job which for the previous two years saw me working with companies like Nissan, Hewlett Packard and Land Rover as their social media manager. My position in the rat race was actually an awesome one, but it was nothing compared to being my own boss.

 

As some people here don't care about making their living from the internet, I understand that this post will not be for everybody. However, if you've just made the leap to working for yourself, currently run your own business, or you're looking to make your money online in the future, this article may be just what you need.

 

13 Lessons from 18 Months of Self-Employment...

 

Read more: http://lifehac.kr/K0q99M


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12 Link Building Tips To Engage Customers To Your Business Blogs | Online Marketing Blog

12 Link Building Tips To Engage Customers To Your Business Blogs | Online Marketing Blog | SM | Scoop.it

Excerpted from the article:

 

"Despite Panda, Penguin and maybe someday “Zebra?”, updates from Google to further filter out what constitutes useful content and links on the web, links will always be valuable for attracting traffic.

 

Some online marketers chase exploits, tricks or shortcuts only to get spanked by a black and white named-animal update from Google.

Why not spend that creativity on something of value and competitive advantage that withstands the advancing filters applied by search engines?

 

Here are a few timeless tips for building natural links that will attract and engage customers to your business blog:

 

1. Create content worth linking to...

2. Competitive Link Research...

3. Engage...

4. Make Sharing Easy...

5. Guest post...

6. Write testimonials or case studies...

7. Event and Job listings...

8. Distribute optimized news...

9. Contribute Op Eds or Articles...

10. ABN – Always Be Networking...

11. Sponsor content...

12. Hire bloggers...

 

Bonus tip: When others link to you, THANK THEM! Building good will is one of the most underrated marketing skills online. Be genuine, thoughtful and courteous...."

 

Each point is explained with more information and very well. Read full interesting article here:

http://www.toprankblog.com/2012/04/timeless-link-building-tips/


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10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics

10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics | SM | Scoop.it

Maybe you want create your own infographic, here 10 tools to support you to do it. [note mg]

 

Information graphics, visual representations of data known as infographics, keep the web going these days. Web users, with their diminishing attention spans, are inexorably drawn to these shiny, brightly coloured messages with small, relevant, clearly-displayed nuggets of information. They’re straight to the point, usually factually interesting and often give you a wake-up call as to what those statistics really mean.

 

Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/K0s4LL


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Who Googled You? This Website Knows

Who Googled You? This Website Knows | SM | Scoop.it
After a date, a pitch or a job interview, there's a good chance you're going to get Googled. This site shows who is searching for your name.
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Alan Rusbridger: Why Twitter matters for media organisations

Alan Rusbridger: Why Twitter matters for media organisations | SM | Scoop.it
In an extract from his Andrew Olle lecture, the Guardian editor-in-chief sets out 15 things Twitter does effectively...

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8 Tips to Get Your Brand on the Social Curation Boom and Beyond

8 Tips to Get Your Brand on the Social Curation Boom and Beyond | SM | Scoop.it

This post was written by Melonie Gallegos for iMediaconnection

 

In this piece, there are 8 tips to help marketers get in on the social curation boom in a meaningful way - that means Pinterest and beyond!

 

Here's an excerpt:

 

"Curation is a long-standing tradition of collecting, saving & organizing objects. Today it takes on a different meaning. Organizataions have evolved from collecting artifacts to digital curation of media and content"

 

When human behavior shifts and it certainly has, (more about that in the article), brands are quick to follow suit.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

There are a lot of websites offfering curation-type services

 

To get a clear sense of how a brand might leverage curation in this article, they have broken them down into categories.

 

**social bookmarking and news

 

**sharing

 

**Aggregation and syndication networks

 

**There are 8 ways your brand can get in on the action

 

Here are a few that caught my attention:

 

Become a curator creator

 

**Create your own Pinterest board and it's more than just slapping images, it takes thought, strategy, being part of the community and continually showing up

 

**appreciating other people's content and having two-way conversations

 

Create an Interest-based content strategy

 

**Focus on the interests of your audience, not your products and services!

 

**Allign their real-life interests with your brand position

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/IXNQQB]


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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, May 2, 2012 2:58 PM
"thank you"!
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450+ fonts, 60 templates and better image support come to Google Docs

450+ fonts, 60 templates and better image support come to Google Docs | SM | Scoop.it
There's some new features for your document-crafting pleasure on Google Docs today. It starts with more fonts, but then there are  loads of new templates, plus options for adding images ...
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Nokia to launch tablets and smartphones: FT

Nokia to launch tablets and smartphones: FT | SM | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Nokia will launch a range of tablets and hybrid smart mobile devices, the company's chairman, Jorma Ollila, told the Financial Times on Thursday.Ollila, who leaves the wounded cellphone...
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19 Amazing Instagram Users You Need To Follow

19 Amazing Instagram Users You Need To  Follow | SM | Scoop.it
Since Facebook announced its intention to acquire Instagram for $1 billion on April 9, the number of Instagram users photo-sharing service's app has skyrocketed from nearly 40 million to 50 million and is currently growing at a rate of about 5...
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Facebook’s IPO set for May 18th

Facebook’s IPO set for May 18th | SM | Scoop.it
Despite word that Facebook's IPO would suffer a delay following its massive patent deal and eye-popping purchase of Instagram, the company is set to go public on May 18th, the Wall ...
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Gmail Adds New Features

Gmail Adds New Features | SM | Scoop.it
Now it'll be easy to translate that all those "cheap V1agra" emails you receive. Google announced on Tuesday that Automatic Message Translation -- a Gmail feature that translates messages from one language to another -- has graduated from Gmail labs.
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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | SM | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living...

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Create a Tweet Wall on the Go with Projectorfy

Create a Tweet Wall on the Go with Projectorfy | SM | Scoop.it
One of the most recurring questions I get is about solutions to visualize Twitter at events.

Twitter is becoming an integral part of events. Yet setting up a Twitter wall with live tweets hasn’t got a go to solution yet.


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Still Think Digital Advertising Is A Fad? #Infographic

Still Think Digital Advertising Is A Fad?  #Infographic | SM | Scoop.it
Digital marketing isn't a fad - it's the future. And although it may be a notoriously difficult task to project the future; the most telling variable is what's happening in the present.

 

Look around you and you'll notice that the world is connected, communicating and constantly clicking.

 

There's no reason to believe that the demographic cohort that will follow Generation Y, will be any different. In fact, the next generation will be the first that cannot conceive a world that isn't defined and enabled by the Internet, mobile devices and online social networking. Still not convinced?

 

The following Infographic by ROI Media  - http://bit.ly/JOOy40 - presents an overview of the digital landscape, and the changes pointing towards the need for social media marketing in commerce.

 

Download / Embed Here: http://bit.ly/JOOOA7 ;


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janlgordon's comment, May 1, 2012 4:17 PM
Thanks Michele, this is a great one!
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The evolution of the web

The evolution of the web | SM | Scoop.it
Interactive infographic about the evolution of browsers and the web.

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, July 25, 2014 10:26 AM

Detalladísima evolución de la web:

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Twitter Is Exploring a Premium Version, CEO Suggests

Twitter Is Exploring a Premium Version, CEO Suggests | SM | Scoop.it
Twitter might be developing a premium version of its service, CEO Dick Costolo has indicated.
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BlackBerry 10 Sneak Peek from the BlackBerry World 2012 Keynote

This video shown by Thorsten Heins during the BlackBerry World 2012 keynote general session shares a first look at some of what we're building for the BlackB...
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