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Creating Great Images With Quotes Is Like Creating Flags For Your Fans To Wave: 3 Free Tools To Create Your Own

Creating Great Images With Quotes Is Like Creating Flags For Your Fans To Wave: 3 Free Tools To Create Your Own | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good, Kim Flintoff, Noland Hoshino
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November's focus for Soical Biz is IMAGES (following the focus on Pinterest in October). There are some really helpful free tools available to help any entrepreneur, image-challenged or not, make an impact at image hungry social sites e.g. Pinterest, Facebook and Google+. There's no doubt images draw attention and drive visibility and traffic.

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Charles Rein's comment, July 11, 2013 12:43 PM
Great stuff thanks Robin
medienfundgrube's comment, July 12, 2013 2:34 AM
https://findings.com/ seems to be quite interesting, too. Kind of quotes community.
Maria Eva Blaiotta's curator insight, March 24, 2014 10:24 PM

Free tools which will help you create your own images with quotes.

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Facebook Marketing Plan, How to Grow Your Business With Facebook

Facebook Marketing Plan, How to Grow Your Business With Facebook | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
Social Media Marketing Podcast 65, in this episode Amy Porterfield shares what your Facebook marketing plan needs to succeed.
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This valuable content-packed podcast will set you on your way with a clear and simple Facebook marketing plan in 3 phases. And NEWS FLASH -- if you haven't heard yet -- Facebook has changed their contest rules making it easier to engage your business fans with contests you run right from your page (no third-party applications required).

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Listly List - Best Sites for Creating Quote Graphics

Listly List - Best Sites for Creating Quote Graphics - LiveLuvCreate.com - Create Beautiful Quote Photos, Piktochart: Infographic and Presentation Tool for Non-Designers, Photo editor | PicMonkey: Free Online Photo Editing, Recite, Download Phonto...
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Quote graphics are just one type of pin for your Pinterest boards and images for Facebook posts. This is a very useful list. So far I've tried Pinwords and Recite. Find one that works for you and your social media posts.

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How to Add Pinterest's Buttons & Widgets to Your Website

How to Add Pinterest's Buttons & Widgets to Your Website | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
Learn how to create Pinterest buttons and widgets, and how to add them to your website.
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More instructions for getting started with Pinterest. This time from HubSpot.

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Marketing Your Business on Pinterest: Is It for You? (Worksheet)

Marketing Your Business on Pinterest: Is It for You? (Worksheet) | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
This Marketing Your Business on Pinterest worksheet will quickly help you discover if Pinterest marketing would be a good addition to your current business.
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No matter what the outcome of filling out this worksheet, Pinterest is current #1 choice for getting more traffic to your website! P-interesting, huh? #bookmarketing #socialmedia

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Mindboggling Facts That Will Make You Care About Pinterest

Mindboggling Facts That Will Make You Care About Pinterest | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
Pinterest isn't going away and it's only getting bigger. Here's why it's the social platform to watch.
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REALLY! It may be so: Pinterest is for every business.

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Confessions of a pinaholic: Discovering Pins

Confessions of a pinaholic: Discovering Pins | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
Confessions of a pinaholic: Discovering Pins
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How do you do it? Getting started with Pinterest and keeping your boards fresh and interesting is a challenge. Read this article to learn how to get into your "discovering pins" groove.

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Google Authorship 101 | News | eZanga.com

Google Authorship 101 | News | eZanga.com | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
A Google blog post recently addressed some advanced questions on Google Authorship, but what about the basics? That's what we're here for.
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This article explains Google authorship and how to implement it (and why) but it's still not a simple and easy process. It IS worth pursuing so read and then follow the directions.

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120 Ways to Promote Your Blog [Infographic]

120 Ways to Promote Your Blog [Infographic] | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
Ready for some great promotion ideas for your blog?  Try this infographic!

And leave a comment to share what tactics are working for you[..]
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Don't get overwhelmed by the number. Pick the ones that appeal to you and put them on your calendar. Quality and consistency, not the number of marketing tactics you use -- that's the secret sauce for social media success. *Cheers*, Kate

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Foursquare and Small Business Promotion | Social Media Today

Foursquare and Small Business Promotion | Social Media Today | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
Foursquare recently announced a new feature that will bring even greater benefits to small businesses: self-serve ads.
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Self-serve ads, a new feature at foursquare...

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The Truth About SEO In 2013

The Truth About SEO In 2013 | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
Want to know the TRUTH about SEO in 2013? This is a must-watch video. It's only 18 minutes long, but very informative, and created by two top long-term SEO experts that I follow myself...
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This video via Lynn Terry (ClickNewz.com) is by Dan Thies and Leslie Rhode of SEO Braintrust. Only 18 mins long and you get what works now in 2013. Make sure you know what your should be doing in regards to search engine optimization and your web site.

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25 Things that Make You Look Dumb on Pinterest | Constant Contact Blogs

25 Things that Make You Look Dumb on Pinterest | Constant Contact Blogs | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
Whether you're just starting out on Pinterest or have fully embraced it, there are things you'll want to avoid doing so that you don't look dumb.
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Browse this LONG list and pick just one or two improvements to focus on to optimize your use of Pinterest to market your business.

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Social Media Marketing: Have Fun With It - Business 2 Community

Social Media Marketing: Have Fun With It - Business 2 Community | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
#Setting4Success Social Media Marketing: Have Fun With It http://t.co/RBsQ4RVHte #SocialMedia #News
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How To Market A Book Launch Lessons Learned And Print Edition Available

How To Market A Book Launch Lessons Learned And Print Edition Available | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
This blog is all about sharing our experiences so we can learn from each other, so here's a post about the launch of 'How To Market A Book,'
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Some BIG ideas: 1) Build an email list and launch your book with a short-term special price for your list; 2) Space your marketing out with a multi-day campaign to optimize your rankings.

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Some BIG ideas: 1) Build an email list and launch your book with a short-term special price for your list; 2) Space your marketing out with a multi-day campaign to optimize your rankings.

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free backgrounds for ppt slides - Bing Images

free backgrounds for ppt slides - Bing Images | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
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Here's a way to get some great backgrounds for ppt slides that can have a quote added by way of a text box. Then save your slide as an image (instead of a ppt slide) and you've got a wonderful quote image to use in your social media posts at Google+, Facebook and Pinterest.

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Creating Great Images With Quotes Is Like Creating Flags For Your Fans To Wave: 3 Free Tools To Create Your Own

Creating Great Images With Quotes Is Like Creating Flags For Your Fans To Wave: 3 Free Tools To Create Your Own | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good, Kim Flintoff, Noland Hoshino
Kate Williams's insight:

November's focus for Soical Biz is IMAGES (following the focus on Pinterest in October). There are some really helpful free tools available to help any entrepreneur, image-challenged or not, make an impact at image hungry social sites e.g. Pinterest, Facebook and Google+. There's no doubt images draw attention and drive visibility and traffic.

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Charles Rein's comment, July 11, 2013 12:43 PM
Great stuff thanks Robin
medienfundgrube's comment, July 12, 2013 2:34 AM
https://findings.com/ seems to be quite interesting, too. Kind of quotes community.
Maria Eva Blaiotta's curator insight, March 24, 2014 10:24 PM

Free tools which will help you create your own images with quotes.

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8 Apps to Beautify Your Pinterest Quotes

8 Apps to Beautify Your Pinterest Quotes | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
For all those Pinterest users tired of seeing poorly made quote posts, here are some easy and free ways to turn a drab quote into a stylish one.
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We are winding up the Pinterest week at Social Biz Local Biz with a roundup of practical resources and step-by-step guidance for new users of Pinterest for small business. Mashable has provided a way to make sure the quotes we share at Pinterest are beautiful and Pinterest-ing.

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101 Social Media Hashtags for Book Authors

101 Social Media Hashtags for Book Authors | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
Inspired by a similar post (http://huganauthor.com/TA), I have compiled a list of hashtags for book authors and ebook writers to use on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest. Hashtag...
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Solid advice: "Pick and choose a few hashtags that are right for you and your book. Don’t use all of the hashtags listed below. Use five to ten that have the most meaning for you and your potential audience."

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31 Twitter Tips: How To Use Twitter Tools And Twitter Best Practices For Business

31 Twitter Tips: How To Use Twitter Tools And Twitter Best Practices For Business | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
Do one of these Tips each day, and in 31 days you will be using Twitter to build your business For years I have wondered what the value of Twitter is for sales and business.
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Start by picking 3 actionable tips from this great list from @KenKrogue at @Forbes online. #twittertips

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Facebook News Feed Updates, How Marketers Should Respond to Story Bump | Social Media Examiner

Facebook News Feed Updates, How Marketers Should Respond to Story Bump | Social Media Examiner | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
Facebook Story Bump: here's how this new feature helps your best updates stay at the top of Facebook news feed and tips to get more engagement.
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Actionable article from Social Media Examiner about how to ensure your Facebook posts get seen by more people and stay "top of mind" longer. You can help bump your stories/posts up the feed with engagement and promotion.

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Adjust How You Think About Content (It Could Actually Lessen Your Workload)

Adjust How You Think About Content (It Could Actually Lessen Your Workload) | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
Shift the way you think about content by seeing how it can actually save you time and money in the long run.
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If you are a solo entrepreneur or main street retailer, you may have fewer options for creating content for your web pages and blog posts...so make sure the time you spend will have years of marketing pay off by posting quality content consistently. And get help in the "start up" phase of a new web site or new blog or re-design/launch of your website. (Kate W.)

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Your Guide to Book Publishing

Your Guide to Book Publishing | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
Preview and download the podcast Your Guide to Book Publishing on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
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Here's a podcast worth listening in on and picking up some tips -- or subscribe in iTunes and download to your smartphhone, iPod/ iPad or laptop. Listen and learn at your leisure.

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Is Your Small Business Taking Advantage of Referral Marketing ...

Is Your Small Business Taking Advantage of Referral Marketing ... | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
Do you ever wish there was an effective and efficient marketing strategy out there that could bring you new customers while at the same time building loyalty with your current ones? Poof – wish granted.
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Take advantage of referral marketing. Build loyalty and find new customers.

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This Changes Everything: Social Signals, Your Website, and Google+

This Changes Everything: Social Signals, Your Website, and Google+ | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
Following a series of experiments I've made a few discoveries about sharing links on Google+ that changes everything about how I now share.

Via Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com
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If there is one article you should read this week, this is it. 

 

Dustin W. Stout conducted several experiments to see how powerful Google+ truly is when it comes to social proofing the content you share. 

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Athena Goodlight's comment, August 21, 2013 8:43 PM
Thank you. Google is truly gaining ground in the social network communities.
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A way to drive more traffic to your site via Google+ and social. Truly exciting.

Chris Agro's comment, August 22, 2013 8:22 AM
Love it! Thanks for sharing your research.
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Social Media Marketing for Pet Stores: 31 Tips

According to Forbes magazine, pet owners spent a record $53 billion in 2012. Pets and pet related products are a booming industry.
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Social media marketing for a booming industry, pet stores.

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Back to Basics: HootSuite & Twitter Lists

Back to Basics: HootSuite & Twitter Lists | Social Biz: Social Business and the Internet | Scoop.it
The “Question of the Week” encourages communication and discussion between Hootsuite customers and staff. One of my favorite recent questions? How do you use Twitter Lists?
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If you are using Twitter to build relationships around diverse interests, either personal or business, and you need a simple way to keep your Twitter feed focused, use Twitter Lists. Create lists, add people to your lists and then jump into the conversations filtered by your lists.

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