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.
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%).
Whether you have created a website because you own a small business, you want to support one of your hobbies, or you are becoming interested in affiliate marketing, there is one thing that you need that is content. One of the easiest ways you can add content to your webpage is through the addition of a blog. This infographic explains why blogging matters?
Though some forward-thinking businesses are already using Instagram, chances are you aren't yet, and neither are your competitors. With its universal appeal, however, Instagram is not a medium marketers should ignore. And you'd better move quickly if you want to make an impact.
Social Media doesn't work for the vast majority of small businesses.
That was the main message in the USA Today article titled, Study: Social media a bust for small businesses, published on April 17th, 2013. From the news item:"About 61% of small businesses don't see any return on investment on their social-media activities, according to a survey released Tuesday from Manta, a social network for small businesses. Yet, almost 50% say they've increased their time spent on social media, and only 7% have decreased their time. What businesses are trying to get out of social media: 36% said their goal was to acquire and engage new customers, 19% said to gain leads and referrals, and 17% said to boost awareness. Facebook was most cited as the hardest to maintain social-media platform, according to the survey." There is a big lesson in this data...
What you want from social media may be very different from what it is.
Fiona Milburn: "As a creative practitioner, you're probably familiar with twitter as a key social media platform for marketing your projects to today’s internet-savvy audiences.But did you know it’s also a great storytelling tool?"
It’s been a while since SocialTimes did a round-up of the various tools that helped users manage their Twitter accounts by finding who to follow, following new people, unfollowing many people at once and organizing groups of users they follow into lists.
Since our last round-up, Twitter has restricted use of its API significantly, causing several tools to shut down. No longer functional areUntweeps, Just Unfollow, Twit Cleaner, Who Follows Whom and Tweet Effect. Tweeter Karma is still functional but has had to remove its bulk unfollow tools.