We love the Olympics, but an international social media showdown is a little more our speed.
Ignite Social Media is back with the 2012 Social Network Analysis Report, breaking down demographic, geographic and search data that shows which networks are the underdogs and which are mounting the winners’ podium.
Digital Trends Google Passed by Facebook Seeks Mobile Comeback With Waze: Tech Bloomberg Google Inc. (GOOG) is spending more than $1 billion to help it recover ground lost after its mapping tool was surpassed by Facebook Inc.
Why Social Media Listening is Important for Brands Search Engine Watch Are you missing out on opportunities to increase sales and ROI, or to increase media value, awareness, and virality? You just might be.
Social media marketing is a great way to reach out to your loyal customers and find new leads. Check out the infographic below to discover the benefits of advertising on social networks and some advanced tips for bolstering your brand.
Ever wonder what it would look like to plot every single geotagged tweet since 2009 on a map? Twitter has done just that.
Twitter posted these maps of Europe, New York City, Tokyo and Istanbul on its blog Friday. They use billions of geotagged tweets: Every dot represents a tweet, with the brighter colors showing a higher concentration of tweets. It's pretty amazing how the mapped-out tweets clearly match with population centers, highways and the like — though perhaps that's obvious.
The Internet is full of people sharing interesting things all day. From liking pictures on Facebook to retweeting cool articles, sharing is something everyone enjoys doing in one way or another. Yet receiving likes and retweets can seem impossible.
SEO Quick Tips SEO is never going to be so dead sending spiders clues they can understand about what your web pages and website are about isn't a good idea. Until they perfect the digital mind, technical SEO matters and SEO is being done SO BADLY by people who should know better.
Here are Today's SEO Quick Tips 1. Company name to FAR right in title because you should rank for it automatically AND it is on your website in heavy weight.
2. Keys in rank order with MOST important to the far left in title.
3. USE Headings h1S and sub heads h2S and 3s with KEYWORDS and don't stuff (5 to 8 words max).
4. Descriptions have character limits of 150 (or so) and don't go over since it looks like spamming. Descriptions should be keyword dense AND natural sounding with copy consistent to the page.
5. Title, description and body copy should be CONSISTENT and repetitive without being spammy. When in doubt look at a competitor who outranks you.
A massive survey of internet users reveals trends in social media usage across numerous platforms, ages, races, genders, population density and which social media sites do they frequently visit.
The Pew Research Center has released the results of a comprehensive social media survey, conducted over several years to evaluate which demographics were using social media, and on which platforms. Which social networking sites emerged on top?
Of the online adults surveyed at the end of 2012:
67% use Facebook
20% use LinkedIn
16% use Twitter
15% use Pinterest
13% use Instagram
6% use Tumblr
A decent amount of Americans appear to be using social media, but which demographics use social media in greater numbers?
It appears that women use social media 9% more than men do, at a whopping rate of 71%. Other frontrunners with the highest social network activity in their demographic include city dwellers(70%), Hispanics (72%) and adults with a household income below $30,000 annually (72%).
The most pervasive and consistent divider amongst social media users remains, unsurprisingly, their age. 83% of the young adult demographic (18-29 year olds) use social media, which is well over double the activity of online adults over 65 years old (32%).
Twitter retires API v1, finally killing off TweetDeck for iOS, Android, AIR ... The Next Web It's a move that has been coming for some while, but today Twitter finally confirmed that it has “retired” API v1 and is transitioning to its new API v1.1.
Look beyond bottom line on social media Recruiter We also look at it as a means of awareness, influence and action.” Again: less easily measured, no less important. Steve Fogarty, adidas Group's employer branding manager, ...
Amy Jo Martin: "According to a recent study, 78% of parents helped create their children’s Facebook pages, and 7.5 million users are under the age of 13. The way your kids use social today will shape their future. It's time for everyone to get educated on how--and how not--to live online."