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Facebook Timeline for Brands: The Complete Guide

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Before you get cracking at your company's Facebook Timeline, be sure to catch up on all of our coverage of the new features.
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Facebook Timeline Is The Best Thing For Brands Since Pinterest - AllFacebook

Facebook Timeline Is The Best Thing For Brands Since Pinterest - AllFacebook | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
Globe and MailFacebook Timeline Is The Best Thing For Brands Since PinterestAllFacebookThis is evidenced by the meteoric rise of Pinterest, Instagram and other outlets that let people express their lives, their passions, and their pursuits, in a...
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Three Reasons You Should Use Google+ In Your Business - Forbes

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International Business TimesThree Reasons You Should Use Google+ In Your BusinessForbesGoogle+? Businesses are asking the same questions about Google+ as they were about Facebook several years ago. What is Google +?
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Accepting the Right LinkedIn Connections

Accepting the Right LinkedIn Connections | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
When it comes to social media, quality versus quantity must be considered. This certainly applies to LinkedIn as well. Considering that you use LinkedIn for business, you want to ensure that the quality of your connections is ...
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Facebook Timeline for Brands: The Complete Guide

Facebook Timeline for Brands: The Complete Guide | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
Before you get cracking at your company's Facebook Timeline, be sure to catch up on all of our coverage of the new features.
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Google+ – 5 key strategies to get you started

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Google+ is the newest social networking site to hit the web. So how can you utilize it to your advantage?
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5 Top Marketing Tips for LinkedIn | Jeffbullas's Blog

5 Top Marketing Tips for LinkedIn | Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
LinkedIn, however, has made networking on a global basis much easier and effective, allowing users to network with people worldwide from the convenience of their own home or office.
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How to use Pinterest for business | Dynamic Business – Small ...

How to use Pinterest for business | Dynamic Business – Small ... | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
In the last month Pinterest has been heralded as the fastest growing social media site with more referrals than Google +, You Tube & LinkedIn combined. In July ... Pinterest easily integrates with Twitter and Facebook.
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New requirements for a complete LinkedIn profile | Keppie Careers

New requirements for a complete LinkedIn profile | Keppie Careers | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
LinkedIn's blog recently reported on new guidelines to achieve a complete profile. In the past, LinkedIn required you to have recommendations for a complete profile, but it seems they've decided to stop requiring ...
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Why I joined Pinterst- and why your brand should too - Kipp Report

Why I joined Pinterst- and why your brand should too - Kipp Report | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
Although there have been so many more social media networking sites mushrooming around us, never before had I heard this much ‘buzz’ about a particular platform. And as it is indeed the masses that make or break these kinds of networks, I thought: let’s take the bull by the horns—after all since its launch, Pinterest has been the fastest growing independent site ever with 10 million unique monthly visitors.

 

Want to break it down further? On an average, Pinterest draws an impressive 1.5 million unique visitors per day, and typically each visit lasts on an average of 15 minutes. Truth be told, Pinterest is far more addictive than 15 minutes of usage—nonetheless, did you know that last month, January 2012, Pinterest generated more referral traffic than YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn combined? Granted YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn aren’t necessarily the hottest of social media websites but they do factor above the Flickrs, and StumbleUpons.

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Learn How To Perfect Your Pinterest Profile Now! « Scully Love Promo

Learn How To Perfect Your Pinterest Profile Now! « Scully Love Promo | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
In a recent techie report that I read, Pinterest was found to be a BETTER traffic referrer than YouTube, Reddit, LinkedIn, MySpace or Google+ combined! I prefer it to all of those sites, although I enjoy YouTube very much.
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YouTube Enhancements: This Week in Social Media

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YouTube Adds More Communication Features:

 

Recent updates on YouTube include “a new way to promote your Google+ profile on YouTube, more options in the Annotations Editor” and more options to post Channel Bulletins to your Channel Feed.

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5 Reasons Google Plus May Be the Social Network of the Future

5 Reasons Google Plus May Be the Social Network of the Future | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
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No, Google+ will not be displacing Facebook any time soon. However, the Circles componen...
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10 Reasons Why You Will Be On Google+ Soon

10 Reasons Why You Will Be On Google+ Soon | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
Google+ is incredibly impressive. Find out the 10 reasons why you will be on Google+ very soon.
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Pinterest's Rapid Rise Boosts Small Business Sales - CNBC.com

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CNBC.comPinterest's Rapid Rise Boosts Small Business SalesCNBC.comHe credits the fast-growing site Pinterest for amplifying his online sales to 50 percent of his current business. On the site, he can let his art speak for itself.
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The Complete Guide To Facebook Timeline Pages

The Complete Guide To Facebook Timeline Pages | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
Relax! You have plenty of time to get comfortable with the new timeline layout and add content between now and March 30. So here's a comprehensive guide to all the new features that timeline for pages offers your brand.
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Pinterest Infographics Reveal Marketing Potential | WebProNews

Pinterest Infographics Reveal Marketing Potential | WebProNews | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
Pinterest could be the fastest growing social media site out there, with a 2702.2% increase in traffic since last year. The average time users spend on the site is much more than Facebook or Twitter. It even rivals YouTube for ...
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26 Pinterest tips for businesses - Holy Kaw!

26 Pinterest tips for businesses - Holy Kaw! | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
Debbie Henley at Social Media Examiner has created an A-to-Z guide of using Pinterest to the advantage of your business…unless, of course, you've decided to jump on the MANterist wagon instead – dream on, boys!

 

Since pinning seems to be all the rage these days, it’s worthwhile to explore how your business could be using this hot new social media property to boost profits.

Debbie Henley at Social Media Examiner has created an A-to-Z guide of using Pinterest to the advantage of your business…unless, of course, you’ve decided to jump on the MANterist wagon instead – dream on, boys!

#1: Add a Pinterest “Follow” and/or “Pin It” Button

One important way to let your clients and prospects know about your presence on Pinterest is to add a Pinterest button. Pinterest has several choices available on their goodies page. Find the one that works for you. When you add a Pin It button, you can encourage your customers and readers to pin your products onto Pinterest.

#2: Brands and Pinterest

While Pinterest hasn’t yet created a distinction between a personal profile and brand page (like Facebook), early adopting brands are making good use of their Pinterest presences and the pins and boards they’re sharing.

Brian Honigman points out that because Pinterest’s integration with Facebook is still only for personal profiles and not fan pages,* you should choose the email associated with your brand’s Twitter account to set up your Pinterest profile.

“Once you’re on Pinterest, it’s time to either keep the profile photo that’s been pulled from your Twitter account or upload a new one… You can alter the name and email associated with your account, add a location and website and then add a brief description of your brand. Here you can also choose to link your Twitter profile to your Pinterest account publicly.”

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LinkedIn: Great Tool to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

LinkedIn: Great Tool to Drive Traffic to Your Blog | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
I'm an Evangelist when it comes to using LinkedIn as a networking tool in the B-to-B arena, and I try to get all my clients to see the benefit. I think LinkedIn is one of the most under-utilized t...
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7 Ways to Use Pinterest in Business | Smedio

7 Ways to Use Pinterest in Business | Smedio | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
Simply put, Pinterest is an image-based social network where users create virtual bulletin boards for a variety of topics. Here's how to use it in business.
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Social networking site Pinterest sending traffic to small biz - KSL-TV

Social networking site Pinterest sending traffic to small biz - KSL-TV | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
KSL-TVSocial networking site Pinterest sending traffic to small bizKSL-TVWhile at first it was just for fun, it's now become a money-maker - - thanks in large part to the social networking site Pinterest.
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"Get YouTube Hits To Your Videos And Increase Conversion Rates" Is Discussed ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

"Get YouTube Hits To Your Videos And Increase Conversion Rates" Is Discussed ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release) | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
Today the Digital Marketer newsletter published "Get YouTube Hits To Your Videos And Increase Conversion Rates" to talk about the importance of YouTube video marketing. The digital Marketer newsletter revealed today that there are statistics surfacing that show leads generated from people that watch a YouTube video are now worth 5X to 10X more than a lead from a salespage of text.

Unfortunately, the Digital Marketer newsletter explains, very few people know [how to get traffic on YouTube to their videos, and more importantly how to get YouTube views that will help increase their online conversions and sales. It is time to learn how to get YouTube hits before the competition does, warns the Digital marketer newsletter.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/02/24/prweb9227394.DTL#ixzz1nWcjUOfI

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How To Get Followers On Twitter

How To Get Followers On Twitter | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
Here are some tips to get more followers on Twitter and at the same time avoid annoying your Twitter followers:

1. Thank everyone who follows you, but don't give them a sales pitch in the process. That leaves a very bad taste as the first communication you have with your new follower.

Remember what your Mom said: "You don't get a second chance to make a first impression." She was a smart cookie - listen to her advice. Make your thanks unique, honest and non-commercial.

2. Don't send stupid tweets. No, really. Listen to me on this one. If you send 10 tweets a day about how you are going to the store, walking your dog and washing your hair, you will lose followers, period. Don't do it. It makes your tweets seem like a really boring reality show.

3. Don't send excessive tweets, no matter what the topic. If you send endless tweets all day long, people will start avoiding your tweets and not read them.

You want your followers to hang on your every word, not treat you like a phone call from your annoying Cousin Julie (You know, the one you roll your eyes at when you see her name pop up on Caller ID. Admit it. I know you do.)!

4. Send interesting tweets. Send tweets that no one else does. Send tweets that your followers love. (Like my Star Trek trivia tweets. Those are a hoot. It's okay. You can admit you want to follow me now just so you can get those.)

5. Let your list evolve naturally. Don't just add 1000 people in 2 days just because you can. It is far better and more productive to add smaller numbers and have more quality instead of thinking "bigger is better" - really. Having a large number of people you follow in a short time can be a red flag for people and the sign of a spammer.

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The 5 Fastest Growing Social Media Skills on LinkedIn - SocialTimes.com

The 5 Fastest Growing Social Media Skills on LinkedIn - SocialTimes.com | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it

If you’ve been on LinkedIn lately, you might have noticed that you can add keywords that describe your skills and expertise to your profile. It’s a great way to help prospective employers find your name in the search results, especially when your job title doesn’t fully capture your essence. Here are some of the social media-related skills that have taken off in the last year:

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13 'Pinteresting' Facts About Pinterest Users [INFOGRAPHIC]

13 'Pinteresting' Facts About Pinterest Users [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that the Internet loves Pinterest. Now, most users are even spending more time, on average, pinning than they are on hanging out on Facebook. Here’s what you need to know about Pinterest user demographics.

With an average of 1.36 million users daily, the social photo pinboard has taken the web by storm, and top online retailers are following suit. Who are these feverish pinners? According to full service agency Modea, the majority are female mothers — 28 percent have a household income of $100k+.

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Facebook, Google+, Now Twitter Profile Pages? | - Your Social Media Mogul : Your Social Media Mogul

Facebook, Google+, Now Twitter Profile Pages? | - Your Social Media Mogul : Your Social Media Mogul | Social Media Big Boys | Scoop.it
Facebook has been introducing their Timeline on their personal profiles since September last year. Luckily for the stragglers, it hasn't been mandatory (yet). (Facebook, Google+, Now Twitter Profile Pages?
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