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The World's Top 5 Pinners on Pinterest | Jeffbullas's Blog

The World's Top 5 Pinners on Pinterest | Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The expression of passion is no more evident than on Pinterest. So if you love fashion, create a Pinterest account and start pinning photos of images that display what has caught your eye.
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Pin it with passion (oooh!) . . .

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 21, 2013 2:12 AM
The World's Top 5 Pinners on Pinterest | Jeffbullas's Blog.

"The expression of passion is no more evident than on Pinterest. So if you love fashion, create a Pinterest account and start pinning photos of images that display what has caught your eye".
The World's Top 5 Pinners on Pinterest | Jeffbullas's Blog via @Gerrit_Bes http://sco.lt/...


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Twitter Itself Will Soon Decide the Value of Your Tweets

Twitter Itself Will Soon Decide the Value of Your Tweets | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter will soon attach value ratings to users' tweets. Here's why.
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Positive noise filter? Potentially scary? Whatever you think, your tweets will soon be valued by Twitter themselves . . .

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Gaurav Pandey's curator insight, February 17, 2013 8:51 PM

Smart move from guys at Twitter. Let's see how it pans out. 

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How to Schedule your Pins on Pinterest | Jeffbullas's Blog

How to Schedule your Pins on Pinterest | Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
As an avid social media user you’ve probably jumped straight into Pinterest and quickly discovered that pinning can take up an enormous amount of time. Here is a tool that will save you a lot of time, increase traffic and clicks to your pins.
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Pinterest is great but it can take a lot of work to make your boards look attractive. Pingraphy can help you out . . .

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8 Ways to Discover Valuable Social Media Content | Social Media Examiner

8 Ways to Discover Valuable Social Media Content | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook content curation: Use these 8 tips to quickly find awesome content to share on Facebook that your audience will love.
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Struggling for inspiration? Those lovely people from Social Media Examiner give you a bunch of great tips to help you out . . . 

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Gaurav Pandey's curator insight, February 7, 2013 7:32 PM

This comes from one of my favourite sites. Great tips. 

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Study: Facebook Page Post Ads generate 14% higher ROI for retail sector than Marketplace ads

Study: Facebook Page Post Ads generate 14% higher ROI for retail sector than Marketplace ads | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Page Post Ads in the Facebook News Feed generate 14 percent higher return on investment for companies in the retail sector compared to ads in the sidebar, a study from Nanigans has found . . .

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If you're thinking of advertising on Facebook, take a look at this blog post . . .

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How to Use Twitter's Vine to Create and Share Videos

How to Use Twitter's Vine to Create and Share Videos | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Capture and share a six-second snippet from your day . . .

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Vine is a new mobile/social blend that lets you capture a very micro six seconds of your day and share it with the world. Very new and creating a stir . . .

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5 Types of of Snack Size Content for Social Media Marketing Worth Considering | Jeffbullas's Blog

5 Types of of Snack Size Content for Social Media Marketing Worth Considering | Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Content on social media networks Is vital to create engagement with your prospects and customers. There is a fast emerging trend for content to be written and produced in snack size bites. This could be video, text or visual mediums.
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Tasty treats from Jeff Bullas on how to create snack-size content for busy, social audiences . . .

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10 Secrets to Fantastic Engagement

10 Secrets to Fantastic Engagement | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

The following post is an entry by one of our spectacular finalists in our Awesome Engagement Strategies Contest . . .

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This blog post has some really great ideas here to get genuine engagement with your customers . . . .

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Firas Ghunaim's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:42 AM

This blog post has some really great ideas here to get genuine engagement with your customers . . . .

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Nike takes social media in-house | News | Marketing Week

Nike takes social media in-house | News | Marketing Week | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Sport brand takes social campaigns away from agencies to get closer to fans.
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More and more brands are doing it themselves. Is this a sign of the times now that companies are really starting to "get" social media? . . .

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8 Content Marketing Trends for B2B

8 Content Marketing Trends for B2B | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Are you wondering how B2B marketers leveraged content in 2012? Here's a  great summary from Social Media Examiner . . .

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Find out why LinkedIn is tops for B2B marketers too . . .

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YouTube Releases Video Recording App for iOS

YouTube Releases Video Recording App for iOS | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
YouTube has introduced YouTube Capture, an app designed to let you shoot videos and share them on social networks.
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Watch out Viddy, YouTube have just upped the ante . . .

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yeohyc's curator insight, January 2, 2013 12:01 AM

Google has just launched YouTube Capture – a new video recording app to quickly record, edit, and upload videos to YouTube, as well as Google+, Facebook, and Twitter in just a few clicks. 

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Instagram versus Twitter: the filters compared - Telegraph

Instagram versus Twitter: the filters compared - Telegraph | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter added Instagram-style filters to its mobile app this week. We look at how they compare.
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Instagram vs Twitter - let the battle commence! . . .

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Pinterest Business Accounts: The Definitive Guide to Getting Started

Pinterest Business Accounts: The Definitive Guide to Getting Started | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Everything you need to know for your business to successfully use the new Pinterest accounts . . .

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David Blundell's comment, December 12, 2012 3:31 AM
A must read for those considering Pinterest for business
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Social Media Influencers: What Marketers Must Know | Heidi Cohen

Social Media Influencers: What Marketers Must Know | Heidi Cohen | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
To better understand the role of influencers on social media and the marketplace in general, Technorati Media gathered input from over 6,000 influencers for their 2013 Digital Influence Report. Here are their top five findings regarding influencers.
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24 Tips to Increase Conference and Event ROI by Integrating Social Media | The Marketing Nut

24 Tips to Increase Conference and Event ROI by Integrating Social Media | The Marketing Nut | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Turn up conference and event ROI volume by tightly integrating social into the DNA of your event. Influencer outreach programs, campaigns & social measurement.
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Just caught up with these excellent tips from Pam Moore on how really build social into your event and not just bolt it on as an after-thought. Great stuff . . .

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Using YouTube to Build Your Brand, Authority and Business | Social Media Examiner

Using YouTube to Build Your Brand, Authority and Business | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Social media marketing podcast #27: In this episode Steve Spangler explains how you can use YouTube to build your brand and authority.
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You-se the power of the Tube! . . .

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 9, 2013 4:38 AM
Using YouTube to Build Your Brand, Authority and Business | Social Media Examiner

"Social media marketing podcast #27: In this episode Steve Spangler explains how you can use YouTube to build your brand and authority".
Using YouTube to Build Your Brand, Authority and Business | Social Media Examiner via @Gerrit_Bes http://sco.lt/...


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Google+ surpasses Twitter to take number 2 social network after Facebook

Google+ surpasses Twitter to take number 2 social network after Facebook | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Google+ is the rising star when it comes to global social networking. Twitter, YouTube and Facebook all grew...
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Wow - Looks like Google+ is starting to really gain traction . . .

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BelizeNet.com's curator insight, January 31, 2013 10:41 AM

You really should try Google+, it is so different that Facebook, and I find much more informative.  It does take a little getting use to, but well worth the effort. If you join, circle me at:

 

https://plus.google.com/107733269574737813168/posts

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Is The Future of Social Networking Anonymity?

Is The Future of Social Networking Anonymity? | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The Spraffl app may be the start of a revolution, a new type of social networking where follower numbers, likes and checkins are no longer part of the game.
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Don't look at me! Don't look at me! - Turning social networking on its head is Spraffi, a network where you remain completely anonymous . . .

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Graph Search: Facebook’s Way of Keeping You Inside of Facebook (Video)

Graph Search: Facebook’s Way of Keeping You Inside of Facebook (Video) | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook aims to be your own personal Internet, one search at a time.
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Faceboogle? Facebook launch social search as a serious challenge to Google. Is this the future of search? . . .

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yeohyc's curator insight, January 16, 2013 7:29 AM

Facebook has unveiled 'Graph Search' - a new Social Search feature - which is likely to increase competition with review websites such as Google and Yelp. Is this the future of Search? 

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How to Apply Buzz Marketing Principles for Effective Internet Marketing

How to Apply Buzz Marketing Principles for Effective Internet Marketing | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

The first thing you need to know about buzz marketing is this: generating buzz isn’t completely random. There’s a science to getting people to talk about your business . . .

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With so much noise out there have you got the buzz? Does your social offer stand out from the crowd? This is a great post with 6 great pointers on how to create brand & product buzz . . .

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How Brands Used Twitter in 2012

How Brands Used Twitter in 2012 | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter is definitely a platform that will survive on the long run, constantly growing in terms of increased user base as well as brands joi
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How do you use Twitter? . . .

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Kathy E Gill's curator insight, January 8, 2013 4:22 PM

Looking back on 2012 ....

Gerrit Bes's curator insight, January 9, 2013 4:22 AM

How do you use Twitter? . . .

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7 Tips to Keep the Blogging Fires Burning

7 Tips to Keep the Blogging Fires Burning | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
When you first start your blog you're at your desk every available hour, every day of the week. You work your fingers to the bone and the ideas just keep on
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Happy New Year Social Media Biters! Here's some great ideas to help refresh your blog for 2013 . . .

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Deborah Verran's comment, January 1, 2013 7:52 PM
Also I suggest that unless you are paid to blog, that you limit your blogs so you are not creating too much expectation. Less can be more when it comes to blogging.
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Instagram: we won't sell your photos - Telegraph

Instagram: we won't sell your photos - Telegraph | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram has written to users clarifying the new terms and conditions, published yesterday, that led many to close their accounts.
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As thousands are abandoning their Instagram account, what's the truth behind the story? The Telegraph give a good low-down on where the story's at . . .

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Top 10 Social Media Campaigns of 2012

Top 10 Social Media Campaigns of 2012 | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
There have been so many great Social Media campaigns in 2012 that it has been near impossible to choose just ten for this list . . .
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This is Blueclaw's vote for the best social campaigns of 2012. What do you think? Is your favourite missing from the list?

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9 Trends Now In Social Media

Rather than the usual look ahead at year end, this looks at trends happening right now in social media being implemented by brands globally
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Right here, right now - this is how smart marketeers are using social media . . .

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Margareth Baulard's curator insight, December 13, 2012 6:04 AM

Les tendances du moment et non pas une rétrospective de 2012 !

Geoffrey Cooling's curator insight, December 16, 2012 11:16 AM

Nice outline of current use

Art Jones's curator insight, March 20, 2013 1:39 PM

Good infornation presented in a great way (Visual)!