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Social Media and Digital Marketing Resources, Tips, and News for Business Owners, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs from @dawnrjensen, @virtualoptions http://www.virtualoptions.net
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The words and phrases that convert are almost always simple (Infographic)

The words and phrases that convert are almost always simple (Infographic) | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
"Members only" - "limited offer" - "guaranteed" - "discover" - "check out"... If you wonder what these terms have in common, here is the answer. Brands consider them to be top performers. They are ...
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 6, 2014 11:02 PM

Copywriters and content marketers take note.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, August 7, 2014 5:59 AM

Very fascinating article.  I've always been intrigued by the selective use of certain words...and their impact.

Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, August 8, 2014 7:01 AM

How important are words for modern marketers?
Take a look at this infographic!

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How to find leads on Twitter [infographic]

How to find leads on Twitter [infographic] | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
How can you tell if you have a hot, warm or cold lead on Twitter?

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Patricia Goodman's curator insight, May 10, 2013 11:57 AM

Simple infographic explains how to analyze your Twitter leads.

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The Social Business Shift- What Businesses Have to Do [Infographic]

The Social Business Shift- What Businesses Have to Do [Infographic] | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
What’s a social business all about? Is it about having your brand on Twitter or Facebook? Is it about private social networks? Certainly, these all play a part.

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Fellinger's curator insight, January 5, 2013 9:39 AM

Een goed overzicht welke middelen ter beschikking staan om de volgende stappen ogv Social Business te zetten.

Fiona Scott-Handley's curator insight, January 7, 2013 1:08 AM

Another great piece from Eloqua - the 4 areas a business should focus on in order to become a Social Business

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Infographic: Helping Digital Marketing Serve "The Right Impression"

Infographic: Helping Digital Marketing Serve "The Right Impression" | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Forrester predicts that consumer purchases via smartphones will grow from $10 billion in 2012 to $31 billion in 2016 and smartphones will account for 3% of e-commerce in 2012 and 7% in 2016. With holiday shopping right around the corner, marketers need to have a mobile strategy that enables them to deliver the right impression on the right device.

 

Todays digital consumer is connected like never before, and with the number of personal devices multiplying at a rapid rate, marketers need to reach their target audience with the right impression.

 

Here is a fun infographic asking the digital media world "Are you serving the right impression?"


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TechWombat's comment, September 14, 2012 12:34 PM
This is a very handy breakdown!
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Social Network Tribes Gaining Momentum - The Latest Findings [Infographic]

Social Network Tribes Gaining Momentum - The Latest Findings [Infographic] | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

This piece is by Jeff Bullas and infographic by Go-Gulf.com

 

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There is one thing we do know and that the era of one social network that fits all is gone. The social network tribes are splintering onto different social media platforms because they now have real choice.

 

What you'll find in the infographic is demographics, monthly visitors on each network, who's on what network

 

So Who is Using What?

 

Here are a few findings on 5 major social networks:

 

Time spent by Average Social networking user per month

 

**Facebook 405 minutes

 

**Pinterest  405 minutes

 

**Twitter        89 minutes

 

**Linkedin       21 minutes

 

**Google+         Why You Shouldn't Ignore G00gle+

                               Updated information

 

There are lots of links to other articles about social networking in this piece that will give you more data on demographics

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read article and see infographic here: [http://bit.ly/LUujhk]


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Beth Kanter's comment, July 5, 2012 6:14 PM
This post caught my eye the other too .. thanks for curating it
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64 Pinterest Marketing Tips and Tactics for Business [Infographic] - Free Download Buzz

64 Pinterest Marketing Tips and Tactics for Business [Infographic] - Free Download Buzz | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Free Download Buzz brings 64 Pinterest Marketing Tips and Tactics for Business [Infographic] to market business with help of Pinterest interactive visuals...

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5 Digital Tools to Boost Your Brand in 2012 Infographic

5 Digital Tools to Boost Your Brand in 2012 Infographic | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
5 Digital Tools to Boost Your Brand in 2012 Infographic...

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Here's A Content Marketing Plan That Delivers Results! [Infographic included]

Here's A Content Marketing Plan That Delivers Results! [Infographic included] | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

I selected this piece was written by Chris Sietsema for convinceandconvert blog because the post plus the infographic lays out a very clear and concise plan to create your content marketing strategy.

 

**Whether you're creating or curating content, this is something I think is very useful. This is why I rescooped this from my content marketing, social media and beyond  topic.

 

Here are a few highlights from the article:

 

He compares selecting and producing content to what he calls "bricks" and "feathers".

 

Bricks are referred to as research reports

 

**are larger content productions such as research reports, events, white papers        .

    video series, mobile apps, etc

 

**have the potential to make a larger splash when executed and promoted correctly.

 

Feathers are comprised of simple text and photo content published via popular social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, etc.

 

**Less intensive than bricks from a production budget standpoint, feathers are created consistently to maintain an ongoing stream of communication between a brand and its audience.


The infographic shows you how to discern what content to use and illustrates the how, what, why and when to use it.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering, "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read article and see infographic here: [http://bit.ly/A6NhFb]


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Beth Kanter's comment, February 26, 2012 12:26 PM
I like this analogy/metaphor. It is easy and quick to make feathers from your bricks, but the bricks take time. Can a curated collection of feathers be made into a brick? :-)
janlgordon's comment, February 26, 2012 1:10 PM
Beth Kanter
I'm glad you liked the article! I love your question, I do think a curated collection of feathers around a particular theme can be turned into a brick. What comes to mind, if you're distilling the comments from the posts (feathers) it's possible that this could evolve into a (brick) research reports, white papers, the possibilities are endless:-)
Beth Kanter's comment, February 26, 2012 1:23 PM
What comes to mind is that a smashed brick is a lot of feathers .. and that you can lead them back to the brick ... for example, I work with some advocacy folks who have these huge bricks called policy papers. They could tweet key points w/links back to the papers on Twitter. Have them cued up for a month in advance .. as you say the techniques are endless .. What I found most helpful was the objectives and metrics ..
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How to Disappear from the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Disappear from the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC] | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

The amount of information available online has gotten out of hand. Everything about our lives, from where where we went to high school and what we ate for breakfast this morning, can be found on the internet. If you think that's bad, think about children growing up today – their entire lives, from infancy through middle school, are being documented by their parents on Facebook!

Privacy just doesn't exist online anymore; it can take drastic measures to delete ourselves from the internet, but here's a step-by-step guide for those who want to do so...

 


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Ali Anani's curator insight, February 10, 2014 12:35 AM

If you want to disappear for a reason

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:15 AM

WOW - Fantastic!!!

mareka's curator insight, February 25, 2014 11:51 AM

Toujours utile.

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A Visual Guide to Twitter

A Visual Guide to Twitter | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

This infographic provides a visual guide and a brief synopsis of different uses for Twitter.

It includes information about how Twitter can be used as a tool for information, customer service, networking, business management and website management.


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Alexander Abramov's comment, June 6, 2013 10:23 AM
You put it very nicely
Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:45 PM
A Visual Guide to Twitter
Susan Daniels's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:45 PM

Just what I've been looking for...with all the changes at Twitter, this is a great piece to read for updating my knowledge :)

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

A Social Media MEGA Resource Center

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10 Amazing Social Media Statistics [INFOGRAPHIC]

10 Amazing Social Media Statistics [INFOGRAPHIC] | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Did you know that Twitter is grabbing more new registrations than Facebook, with more than half of its entire userbase compromised of people who have signed up in the last year, compared to just 19 percent for Mark Zuckerberg’s baby?

What if I said that almost a quarter (23 percent) of Facebook users check their account five or more times each day, Twitter users are 33 percent more likely to be Democrats or – sorry Foursquare – that 74 percent of Americans are unfamiliar with the concept of ‘checking in’.

 

These, and several other amazing social media statistics, can be found in the infographic on social media statistics...


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LuciaSilva's comment, October 7, 2012 4:35 PM
Great post!
iPhone Developer's comment, October 12, 2012 7:51 AM
That's ow some good job
Ciberbebe.com's curator insight, July 23, 2013 4:56 AM

#socialmedia statistics

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Interest in Pinterest Reaches a Fever Pitch

[INFOGRAPHIC] Interest in Pinterest Reaches a Fever Pitch | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Pinterest is hot. In fact, in March 2012 the site served up 2.3 billion page impressions to over 4 million unique visitors a day.


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Personal Branding With Social Media [Infographic]

Personal Branding With Social Media [Infographic] | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Personal Branding With Social Media Infographic via Chris Voss

 

Why having the right social media tools matter:

 

"Social media tools have the tremendous power to put you in contact with thousands of people in order to build your online brand you need to know all of the possibilities, as well as how all of your activities are working together.

 

It's important to be consistent so that each part of your social media network is contributing positively to the brand you are trying to build.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Busines and Beyond"

 

See full infographic here: [http://bit.ly/JMXlS0]


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Pinterest: Everything You Need to Know About the Hottest Niche Site [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pinterest: Everything You Need to Know About the Hottest Niche Site [INFOGRAPHIC] | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

I rescooped this from my topic Pinterest Watch, because I feel this infographic really gives you some insight into what's really happening on Pinterest and it's definitely something I want to bring to your attention.

 

If it makes sense, this site is a great mix in your marketing efforts. Niche sites, especially ones that are visual with less text are becoming more popular everyday and Pinterest is definitely leading the way. Take a quick look at what's happening.......

 

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"How fast is Pinterest growing? How many people work there? This infographic lays it out.

 

**Pinterest has emerged as the runaway social media hit of early 2012. You probably knew that already. But did you know the company just has 12 people? Or that 97% of Pinterest’s Facebook fans are women?

 

**Lemon.ly, a visual marketing firm, took a deep dive into the data to catalog Pinterest’s stunning rise and produced the infographic below.

 

**What’s clear is that with 10 million users, Pinterest has already made its mark in terms of web design influence, if nothing else.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


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