Social Media Coll...
Follow
Find
616 views | +0 today
Social Media Collaboration
Provide value to your customers
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Elsie Whitelock from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Create an RSS Feed for Any Facebook Group or Page: Wallflux

Create an RSS Feed for Any Facebook Group or Page: Wallflux | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Wallflux is a tool which helps you to export Facebook Page and Group Walls to RSS 2.0 feeds, which you can then subscribe to in your RSS reader / aggregator for final curation.

 

Wallflux works for Facebook Groups, Pages and Events and Users.

 

"When you need to import Facebook group posts, comments & images into your blog, Wallflux is the service of choice with custom #atom-feeds."

 

Wallflux also integrates a search feature which allows you to search right inside those Facebook Pages ad Groups.

 

P.S.: Due to privacy settings, Wallflux does not work out of the box for closed or secret Facebook Groups., but with a small action from your side (adding the service to the group) you can access those Wallflux-feeds just like those of regular Facebook Groups.

Note: To prevent abuse there is a charge €5 in handling to enable your closed or secret group.

 

Wallflux is free.

 

Find out more: http://www.wallflux.com/ ;


Via Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elsie Whitelock
Scoop.it!

Social Media Cannot Be Ignored as Part of Local Business ...

Social Media Cannot Be Ignored as Part of Local Business ... | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it
It's surprising how some local businesses still debate whether or not they need social media as part of their local business marketing plan. It's a fact: consumers use social media to communicate, connect, conduct business, ...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Elsie Whitelock from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Curation Tools: The Top10 Timeline Builders Compared

Curation Tools: The Top10 Timeline Builders Compared | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a great comparison table for ten different timeline building tools which allow you to create curated collections, documents, reports and stories built around the relationship of events, facts and images on a timeline.

 

Thanks to Fien Danniau for putting this together.

 

Excellent. 8/10

 

Comparison chart: http://www.ipg.ugent.be/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Digital-Timelines_comparison-chart.jpg ;

 

http://www.ipg.ugent.be/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Digitale-tijdlijnen-vergelijkingstabel.pdf ;


Full article: http://www.ipg.ugent.be/10-digital-timelines ;


Via Let's Learn IT, Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elsie Whitelock
Scoop.it!

The old rules still apply - Don’t Be a Twit Face When Choosing Social Media Channels for Your Business | Social Media Today

The old rules still apply - Don’t Be a Twit Face When Choosing Social Media Channels for Your Business | Social Media Today | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, Google+, Pinterest and who knows what next week will bring. As a business owner or entrepreneur how are you supposed to know which social media channels to invest in to get the most return?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Elsie Whitelock from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Real-Time News Curation: Step-by-Step Guide on Curating Your Own Company News

Real-Time News Curation: Step-by-Step Guide on Curating Your Own Company News | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If your company is looking into how to curate their own news stream while creating extra value for readers, this article can help you out in identifying the process and the key steps to take.

 

From the article intro: "Curating news that the media isn't covering can lead to media coverage. And, by extension, it can improve and expand on stories the media are covering.

 

...

 

There's plenty of evidence that business is adopting content curation, but the practice hasn't been around long enough for organizations to innovate more targeted, results-focused uses."

 

Here some of the key steps involved:

 

a) Identify Opportunity

 

b) Select Curators

 

c) Monitor Conversations

 

d) Select and Comment

 

e) Announce and Promote

 

Useful. 7/10

Full article: http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/11547.aspx ;


Via Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elsie Whitelock
Scoop.it!

High-Growth Companies Embrace Social Media

High-Growth Companies Embrace Social Media | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it
A report shows that the more successful a company is, the more likely it is to have invested in social media.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Elsie Whitelock from Social Media Collaboration
Scoop.it!

Google+ Adds Sharing Bookmarklet To Ease Content Curation

Google+ Adds Sharing Bookmarklet To Ease Content Curation | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Thanks to Louis Gray who has helped me discover that Google has released a Share Bookmarklet which can be used to capture and post any kind of web content on your Google+ stream.

 

The Google+ Share Bookmarklet captures instantly title, description and images present on any web page while allowing you to select which image to use (or to drop it altogether) and providing a "comment" box. The title and original description cannot be edited.

 

The bookmarklet is free to use.

 

Get it here: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins/share/#sharelink-bookmarklet ;


Via Robin Good, Elsie Whitelock
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elsie Whitelock
Scoop.it!

Better Business Planning, Inc. Connects its Local Community Through Social Media | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Better Business Planning, Inc. Connects its Local Community Through Social Media | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it
With the unveiling of the agency’s Illinois insurance blog, the team at Better Business Planning hopes to better serve both the insurance and social needs of its neighbors.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Elsie Whitelock from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Real-Time News Curation: Step-by-Step Guide on Curating Your Own Company News

Real-Time News Curation: Step-by-Step Guide on Curating Your Own Company News | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If your company is looking into how to curate their own news stream while creating extra value for readers, this article can help you out in identifying the process and the key steps to take.

 

From the article intro: "Curating news that the media isn't covering can lead to media coverage. And, by extension, it can improve and expand on stories the media are covering.

 

...

 

There's plenty of evidence that business is adopting content curation, but the practice hasn't been around long enough for organizations to innovate more targeted, results-focused uses."

 

Here some of the key steps involved:

 

a) Identify Opportunity

 

b) Select Curators

 

c) Monitor Conversations

 

d) Select and Comment

 

e) Announce and Promote

 

Useful. 7/10

Full article: http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/11547.aspx ;


Via Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elsie Whitelock
Scoop.it!

good article - From the Arab Spring to the global Occupy movement, citizens of all nations are more empowered than ever before.Welcome to the social revolution

good article - From the Arab Spring to the global Occupy movement, citizens of all nations are more empowered than ever before.Welcome to the social revolution | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it
The social web and mobile technologies have accelerated the rate at which relationships develop, information is shared and influence takes hold, says Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff (http://t.co/FbIkPPMW Salesforce's...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elsie Whitelock
Scoop.it!

Teachers' Comprehensive Guide to The Use of Social Networking in Education | Social Media in Education, a new approach

Teachers' Comprehensive Guide to The Use of Social Networking in Education | Social Media in Education, a new approach | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it
Teachers' Comprehensive Guide to The Use of Social Networking in Education | @scoopit http://t.co/n9tWnS6H...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Elsie Whitelock from Marketing Strategy and Business
Scoop.it!

6 Ways to Generate More Traffic Out of Your Images | Quick Sprout

6 Ways to Generate More Traffic Out of Your Images | Quick Sprout | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: Neil Patel writes this interesting article on his Quick Sprout Blog about the importance of images for blog posts: images explain complex information, they are easier to consume and they generate more social media shares. In addition to that, images can drive a lot of traffic to your site from search engines.

 

From the article:

"...The following 6 tactics will help you to optimize your images so they can bring you more traffic to your site:

 

Tactic #1 – Optimize your images for people:

- Keep them relevant;

- Use super-sized images;

- Optimize for the RSS feed;

- Use faces;

 

Tactic #2 – Optimize your images for search engines:

- Compress images;

- Limit the number of images per page;

- Use keywords;

- Long description;

- Alt tag;

 

Tactic #3 – Optimize your images for social media:

- Use gorgeous photos;

- Use standard image formats;

- Publish your photos on social media sharing sites;

- Optimize for Digg submission;

 

Tactic #4 – Optimize alt tag and title text of images:

Neil introduces you to a wonderful WordPress plugin, called "SEO-Friendly Images" and can do a number of very powerful things for you:

- Add alt tag and title texts;

- Changes title text and alt tag;

 

Tactic #5 – Optimize image file names:

he file name of an image gets weight when it comes to SEO, so it’s essential that you optimize the file name of your images, too.

The tool to help you do this is a plugin called "Media File Renamer".

Or you can change the image name manually.

 

Tactic #6 – Optimize for image load speed:

Page speed is essential for success on Google, so the final lesson that you need to learn is to optimize them for load speed.

WP Smush.it is WordPress plugin that will do three things for your images:

- Compress the images.
- Strip unnecessary colors from indexed images.
- Converts certain .gifs to PNGs for better performance.

 

 

Each elements is analyzed with more information. Read full article here: http://j.mp/Ij9tsd

 


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elsie Whitelock
Scoop.it!

150 Resources For Tech Start Ups ~ Social Business Today

150 Resources For Tech Start Ups ~ Social Business Today | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it
Thursday, April 26, 2012 business resources, online resources, resource guides, Social Business, Social Media Marketing, start ups, starting a business No comments. This post is part of DailyTekk's top 100 tech series ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elsie Whitelock
Scoop.it!

Social networking site LinkedIn says six million passwords may have been stolen - OregonLive.com

Social networking site LinkedIn says six million passwords may have been stolen - OregonLive.com | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it
AFPSocial networking site LinkedIn says six million passwords may have been stolenOregonLive.comBy AP Business social network LinkedIn says it is investigating reports that more than six million passwords have been stolen and leaked onto the...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Elsie Whitelock from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Pinterest Launches Curated Newsletters

Pinterest Launches Curated Newsletters | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it
Pinterest has rolled out a newsletter that emails users curated content.

 

From Mashable: "Users on Pinterest usually have to seek interesting content for themselves, but a new feature quietly rolled out today drives them to even more personalized content.


...many users are sure to appreciate Pinterest’s new weekly email newsletter, making it easier to find even more great pins and helping them keep tabs on how their own pins are doing.


Mimicking the website’s pinboard style, each pin or board in the email is linked to the website, but users are unable to re-pin or like a post directly from the newsletter.

 

The newsletter lists a few popular boards, pins from friends that might be of interest and a useful feature for brands especially: your most popular pins of the week."

 

Full article: http://mashable.com/2012/06/02/pinterest-curated-newsletter/ ;

 

(via Brian Yanish)


Via Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Elsie Whitelock from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Pinterest Launches Curated Newsletters

Pinterest Launches Curated Newsletters | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it
Pinterest has rolled out a newsletter that emails users curated content.

 

From Mashable: "Users on Pinterest usually have to seek interesting content for themselves, but a new feature quietly rolled out today drives them to even more personalized content.


...many users are sure to appreciate Pinterest’s new weekly email newsletter, making it easier to find even more great pins and helping them keep tabs on how their own pins are doing.


Mimicking the website’s pinboard style, each pin or board in the email is linked to the website, but users are unable to re-pin or like a post directly from the newsletter.

 

The newsletter lists a few popular boards, pins from friends that might be of interest and a useful feature for brands especially: your most popular pins of the week."

 

Full article: http://mashable.com/2012/06/02/pinterest-curated-newsletter/ ;

 

(via Brian Yanish)


Via Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Elsie Whitelock from Marketing Strategy and Business
Scoop.it!

How to Use Facebook Apps to Improve Fan Engagement | Social Media Examiner

How to Use Facebook Apps to Improve Fan Engagement | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article:

"Timeline presents brand-new challenges (and opportunities!) for staying top-of-mind.

 

Since page admins can no longer designate a default landing tab (also referred to as the “default welcome tab”), businesses need to get more creative and use custom apps to direct Facebook page visitors to take action.

 

One way to make up for the loss of engagement with a default landing tab is to drive visitors to your custom apps instead. Custom apps are prime real estate when optimized.

 

To get the most out of this real estate, you need to create a custom app strategy for your page.

Here’s a simple 3-step action plan to help you get momentum quickly with your new Timeline layout:

 

#1: Define Your Custom App Strategy:

Do you want to create lead generation opportunities? Or create a welcome page? Or perhaps you want to turn your app into a mini-storefront? There are endless strategies for your custom apps.

- Video within custom apps is a smart strategy to connect with your fans on a more personal level.

- Another custom app strategy is to use them to display your best content.

- Another useful strategy for custom apps is to create an e-commerce opportunity.

 

#2: Use a Third-Party Tool to Create Your Custom App:

The good news is that you have many third-party tool options. Some options are free, others charge a fee.

For some of my custom apps, I’ve used Lujure.

 

#3: Promote and Drive Traffic to Your Custom App:

To grab your fans’ attention, make sure to use strong calls to action in both the custom app name and the app thumbnail image. The thumbnail image specs are 111 x 74 pixels.

Quick Tip! Here’s a free tool (http://www.timelineimagetool.com/) that will help you create your custom app thumbnails without ever having to hire a designer...."

Read full article: http://j.mp/KmKVPn

 


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elsie Whitelock
Scoop.it!

Now Is The Time To Be Planning Your Mobile Social Media Marketing Strategy | Jeffbullas's Blog

Now Is The Time To Be Planning Your Mobile Social Media Marketing Strategy | Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it
I am still amazed by the rise of the iPhone over the last 12 months (and by the way, this is not an Apple sponsored post). In a recent article "Is Mobile Social Media Making Women Geeks?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Elsie Whitelock from Social Media Collaboration
Scoop.it!

SEO News - Social Media Marketing with “Pinterest” – In and Out

SEO News - Social Media Marketing with “Pinterest” – In and Out | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it
Let's start with an interesting fact - Pinterest drives more traffic to third party sites than Google +, Linkedin and Youtube Combined Looks like another bad news for Google Plus .
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elsie Whitelock
Scoop.it!

Favorite Social Media Management Tools for Small Business | social media tools | Social Media Consulting - Convince & Convert

Favorite Social Media Management Tools for Small Business | social media tools | Social Media Consulting - Convince & Convert | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it
Social Media Management Tools for small business don't get as much publicity, but many are quite good, inexpensive, and full of features. An analysis of the top contenders.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elsie Whitelock
Scoop.it!

10 Principles At Work In Creating Buzz In Social Networking | Jeffbullas's Blog

10 Principles At Work In Creating Buzz In Social Networking | Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it
Last Christmas break was a busy socializing extravaganza with family, friends and business colleagues. There was much wine consumed, gifts given, food eaten and stories told, both tall tales and true.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elsie Whitelock
Scoop.it!

Has social media become the new most wanted list? - La Voz Weekly

Sydney Morning HeraldHas social media become the new most wanted list?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Elsie Whitelock from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Google+ Adds Sharing Bookmarklet To Ease Content Curation

Google+ Adds Sharing Bookmarklet To Ease Content Curation | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Thanks to Louis Gray who has helped me discover that Google has released a Share Bookmarklet which can be used to capture and post any kind of web content on your Google+ stream.

 

The Google+ Share Bookmarklet captures instantly title, description and images present on any web page while allowing you to select which image to use (or to drop it altogether) and providing a "comment" box. The title and original description cannot be edited.

 

The bookmarklet is free to use.

 

Get it here: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins/share/#sharelink-bookmarklet ;


Via Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Elsie Whitelock
Scoop.it!

Add More Followers on Twitter

Add More Followers on Twitter | Social Media Collaboration | Scoop.it
Everyone wants to add more followers on Twitter. However, when using Twitter for business marketing, it is important that you attract Twitter followers who will help your marketing to be effective.
more...
No comment yet.