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How to Use Pinterest Analytics, 6 Metrics Worth Measuring | Social Media Examiner

How to Use Pinterest Analytics, 6 Metrics Worth Measuring | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Pinterest analytics: How to measure your Pinterest activity to help your business identify what types of content resonate best with your specific audience.
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Do you know how effective your Pinterest activty is? Once your verify your website you'll have access to data which can help you make the right marketing decisions . . .

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Starbucks presses social media onward

Starbucks presses social media onward | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Five employees manage Starbucks’ social media and, with 34 million fans, have developed the fifth-largest brand on Facebook.

Via yeohyc
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Great story of a brand that really understands social media. Thanks @yeohyc

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'LinkedIn Contacts' Helps You Build, Maintain Important Relationships

'LinkedIn Contacts' Helps You Build, Maintain Important Relationships | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
LinkedIn Contacts is a new mobile and web solution for building and maintaining relationships that are important to you.
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LinkedIn adds another great tool to cement its position as the social channel of choice for business people. Great idea . . .

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Stuart Wilkinson's curator insight, August 14, 2013 3:04 AM

A great tool to help develope your LinkedIn relationshipd!

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The Power of Focused Passion in Business and Life | The Marketing Nut

The Power of Focused Passion in Business and Life | The Marketing Nut | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Passion if focused in the right direction can fuel your life and business. Embrace the why of life, the reasons you do what you do for success and joy.
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Social media is all about inspiration, passion and honesty. These three tiny-enormous words underpinned the fabulous Pam Moore's speaking and training for the British Council's #SocialMediaTapas in Madrid . . . 

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21 Tips to Balance Social Media Addiction, Tweets, Life and Real Work! | The Marketing Nut

21 Tips to Balance Social Media Addiction, Tweets, Life and Real Work! | The Marketing Nut | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
How do you manage time as a social media addict business leader? Focus on goals, objectives and inspiring and connecting with your audience and community
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Pam Moore is a leading light in social media today. But just how does she balance social media with, you know, real work . . . Here she share 21 tips on how get your social media rocking . . .

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yeohyc's curator insight, April 16, 2013 7:16 AM

Less than 45 hours to go to meet @PamMktgNut, @BritishCouncil & @esBritish friends at Social Media Tapas, Madrid! :)

Tom George's curator insight, April 16, 2013 8:41 AM

It's so important to maintain a balanced lifestyle. In our quest for succes we must not allow ourselves to become to obsessed with things. I always enjoy content from The Marketing Nut.

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How to Use Twitter for Business and Marketing

How to Use Twitter for Business and Marketing | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter for Business: Read an updated checklist of everything your business needs to do on Twitter and start seeing great results.
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So you think you know Twitter? I'm sure you do but Charlene Kingston's comprehensive guide might remind you of some things you can do to tweak your Twitter approach . . .

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How Much is One Facebook Fan Worth?

How Much is One Facebook Fan Worth? | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Acquiring Facebook "likes" has become the major goal of many social media marketing efforts.
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What is the ROI of social media? This is one of the most common questions asked (usually by Senior Managers!) and Jeff Bullas has an answer related to Facebook, thanks to Experian Hitwise UK . . .

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15 Insider Tips for Creating a Content Creation Machine [SlideShare]

15 Insider Tips for Creating a Content Creation Machine [SlideShare] | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Check out these tips for making content creation faster, easier, and more effective.
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@HubSpot create great, shareable content. In this post they explain how with 15 cool tips . . .

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Facebook Rolls Out Replies And Threaded Comments On Page Posts And Popular Profiles | TechCrunch

Facebook Rolls Out Replies And Threaded Comments On Page Posts And Popular Profiles | TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook today is rolling out two more features for Pages used by brands and businesses and public Profiles for individuals with more than 10,000 followers: it is adding replies and threaded comments.
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It's that time of the week when Facebook roll out a new update! Very intersting it is too - a replies and comments thread . . .

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yeohyc's curator insight, March 27, 2013 3:51 AM

New: Reply links make it easy to have conversations on Facebook!

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Facebook Quietly Loosens Restrictions On Cover Images For Pages - AllFacebook

Facebook Quietly Loosens Restrictions On Cover Images For Pages - AllFacebook | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook quietly lifted almost all of its restrictions on cover images for pages, keeping in place the rule that text can only occupy 20 percent.
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Wow! This could be very significant in how you use your Facebook cover images from now. Very interesting . . .

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Pheed: The Next Social Craze for Teens?

Pheed: The Next Social Craze for Teens? | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
We've taken a first look at the Pheed iPhone app, giving you a quick guide to how to get started with the new social service.
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Have you got the need for Pheed? Facebook fed-up teenagers are turning to Pheed in droves . . .

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Lisa Sicard's comment, March 12, 2013 6:44 PM
I was wondering what it would be!
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YouTube To Launch Music Subscriptions | TechCrunch

YouTube To Launch Music Subscriptions | TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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It had to happen . . .

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5 Questions to Ask When Writing Content | Jeffbullas's Blog

5 Questions to Ask When Writing Content | Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The web was dominated for a decade by two key elements. Search engines and content. Then social media turned up. Content creation on a smarter and social web requires intelligent and creative thinking.
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Can you answer Number 1 with a definite "No"? Great post from Jeff Bullas . . .

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Social media marketing: What is the ROI?

Social media marketing: What is the ROI? | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The big question that is often asked about social media when it comes to investing money, resources, and time is "what is the return on investment?
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This question is comes up time and time again but is it actually the right question? . . .

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How to Target Facebook Ads Based on Purchase History, Lifestyles and More | Social Media Examiner

How to Target Facebook Ads Based on Purchase History, Lifestyles and More | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Partner Categories: learn how to use Facebook’s Partner Categories to reach the audience you want and get better results from your Facebook advertising.
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Facebook audience targeting just got a whole lot more sophisticated . . .

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Here’s Your Brand Can Become a Content Organization

Here’s Your Brand Can Become a Content Organization | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Here is how your brand can become a content organization or what I would call a "media company"

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A bucket load of common sense. It's all about your content . . .

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The Women of Social Media: Digital Influencer Study [Infographic]

The Women of Social Media: Digital Influencer Study [Infographic] | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Social Media - Among online women, 75% use social media sites, whereas only 63% of online men do. To find out more about women's online social media activities and influence, check out the ...
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Very interesting study. Have just spent a few days with Pam Moore (@PamMktgNut) who spoke and trained at our British Council #SocialMediaTapas event, and I'm still in awe. She's just been voted Top 5 woman in social media by Forbes 2013 and is the no. ten influencer in the whole world. Pam rocks! . . .

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Twitter Music App is Launching Friday

Twitter Music App is Launching Friday | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Get ready to rock. Twitter is about to launch its long-rumored standalone music app Friday, according to a report. The app's existence was rapidly becoming one of the worst-kept...
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And Your Bird Can Sing . . .  Twitter dives into music with a new music app launched today (or at the weekend, depending on who you believe) . . .

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Pinterest Analytics: Know What Content Resonates and What Drives Traffic

Pinterest Analytics: Know What Content Resonates and What Drives Traffic | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Now you can track, in any given period, what content your customers are engaging with the most. What content resonates with your audience? What is driving traffic to your website?
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Pinterest has got now got some serious new data analytics options to help businesses . . .

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How to See EVERYTHING in Your Facebook News Feed

How to See EVERYTHING in Your Facebook News Feed | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
If you don't want to miss any updates whatsoever, you can kick it old school and set Facebook News Feed to view every single post in real time.
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Facebook Newsfeed redesign coming very soon - looks like you'll be able to have much more control over your stream. Good news for everyone, I feel . . .

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5 Tips to Benefit from the New Facebook News Feed - MySocialAgency

5 Tips to Benefit from the New Facebook News Feed - MySocialAgency | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook is changing things again, which of course means we have to change things again. Here are our top 5 tips to benefit from the new Facebook news feed.
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Nice summary of the latest Facebook changes from @MySocialAgency . . .

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Why Koreans Love Tumblr, And Other Social Network Surprises ...

Why Koreans Love Tumblr, And Other Social Network Surprises ... | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Bitly, the popular URL-shortening service, released a graphic visualization of the world's social networking site usage this week. The interactive graphic, which includes international favorites such as Weibo and Renren ...

Via Os Ishmael, yeohyc
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Thanks @yeohyc - really interesting post . . .

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yeohyc's comment, March 28, 2013 7:21 AM
Welcome @D_Blundell! :)
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6 Facebook Metrics You Should Be Measuring . . .

6 Facebook Metrics You Should Be Measuring . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook Page Statistics: Here are the statistics you need to measure and how to measure them to determine your Facebook Page’s performance.
David Blundell's insight:

So Facebook give you loads of stats but do you really understand them? This great post drills down into the nitty gritty and helps you really understand your reach . . .

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Suzanne Schumacher's curator insight, March 18, 2013 9:23 AM

I'm so pleased to see that I already suggest most of them when saying which ones count.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 18, 2013 1:27 PM

cool scoop! 

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Do you feel lost when you’re looking at your Facebook Page statistics?

Well, you’re not alone. Facebook metrics can be overwhelming and most Facebook Insights terminology is still hazy for many of us.

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Facebook’s Revamped News Feed Aspires To Be A Personalized Newspaper - AllFacebook

Facebook’s Revamped News Feed Aspires To Be A Personalized Newspaper - AllFacebook | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
In an effort to clean up the clutter, Facebook introduced a redesigned news feed Thursday. Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, ironically enough, compared the company's vision to that of a newspaper.
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Read all about it! Facebook wants to become a newspaper with it's new clutter-free newsfeed . . .

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Introducing Google+ Sign-In: simple and secure, minus the social spam - Google+ Developers Blog

Introducing Google+ Sign-In: simple and secure, minus the social spam - Google+ Developers Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Official source of information about the Google+ platform
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Google+ now have a social sign-in that promises to be secure and help cut down on social spam. Here's the griff . . .

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