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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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meetingl.com - easy and free video conferencing

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free web video conference solution for up to 8 persons and for any browser - no software downlaod - no registration required...

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Measure Your Social Media Strategy with this Great Guide [Infographic]

Measure Your Social Media Strategy with this Great Guide [Infographic] | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Last month, Araceli Perez of e-interactive created a fantastic infographic resource for social media analytics.

 

Here are a few highlights:

 

**Define measureable and actionable KPIs

 

**Configure your analytics

 

**The infographic was compiled from Ara and e-interactive’s analytics knowledge and from posts by Gemma Muñoz and myself (from a series I did over on Search Engine Journal)."

 

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

 

See Full infographic here: [http://bit.ly/QmVlR0]


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How Social Media and LinkedIn brings Great Marketing Opportunity | All Infographics

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49 Social Media Management and Influence Measurement Tools /@BerriePelser

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How to Create Social Media Marketing Success: DON'T DO THIS ...

How to Create Social Media Marketing Success: DON'T DO THIS ... | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
And creating MULTIPLE Facebook pages (or Twitter streams, etc) is a particularly bad idea. An acquaintances, who's currently reading Social Media for Dummies and thinks she knows what she's doing, wanted to create a ...
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iPad Basics: How To Tell If Your iPad Is Running the Latest OS ...

iPad Basics: How To Tell If Your iPad Is Running the Latest OS ... | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Here's a question I've had asked often lately when I'm talking to people about their iPads or iPhones: how do I tell if my iPad / iPhone is running the latest operating system software? It's a good question, because generally.
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54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012] - ITZ Publishing

54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012] - ITZ Publishing | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Enter a web address of a page and find out how much it has been shared in different social networking and bookmarking sites. Currently includes Facebook, Twitter, Digg, LinkedIn, Google Buzz and StumbleUpon.
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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

 

Intro:

 

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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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | Emerging Learning Technologies

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5 Customer-Centric Tips for Small Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

5 Customer-Centric Tips for Small Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC] | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Marketing for a small business is hard. Not only do you have to be proficient at every traditional practice (outdoor, email, direct, event, print, digital, etc.) but now you're expected to put social on top of that as well.

 

The good news is there are some basic blocking and tackling moves that can make your job a little easier that should encompass any platform that you decide to embrace. This infographic outlines five small business tips that can make it easier to reach your marketing goals.

 

Take note of these five areas and pay special attention to how they each tie specifically to a customer need or want. If you're thinking like your customers, you're more likely to be successful at each and every one of these elements.


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How Social Media Prove Effective Growth for Small Business | All Infographics

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Google+ Tutorials - A Brighter Web

Google+ Tutorials - A Brighter Web | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Google+ is an essential tool to rank well in the Google search engine. Watch this video for a quick overview of Google+, then learn the ins and outs of Google+ here.


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48 iPad Apps That Teachers Love

48 iPad Apps That Teachers Love | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

48 IPAD APPS THAT TEACHERS LOVE by staff writers SOURCE: www.onlinecolleges.net June 26, 2012 Apple’s iPad and other tablet computers have certainly been garnering ardent support from the edtech ...

 

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Label 59 : Add interaction to images.

Label 59 : Add interaction to images. | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Label 59 is an online browser based application that lets you label any image interactively. With its rich annotation toolset. The free version allows you to create upto 10 slides with interactive features. This is a nice tool for adding interactivity to images.


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A Detailed Business Marketing Guide to Touch Popularity Like Instagram | All Infographics

A Detailed Business Marketing Guide to Touch Popularity Like Instagram | All Infographics | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
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How to Manage Your Social Media Channels [Infographic]

How to Manage Your Social Media Channels [Infographic] | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

This piece was posted by Mai Bruun Poulsen on Mindjumpers

 

It is always important to draw up guidelines for how to manage your social media channels - both for the everyday community management and if your brand changes...

 

Here is what you'll get in this article and infographic:

 

A quick and easy-to-use guide to stay on track in social media

 

Great tips on what you must keep in mind as a community manager

 

Post valuable content only, focus on providing value for you audience - is your content a reflection of your brand promise? Are you informing, engaging, listening, educating?

 

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

 

See article and Infographic here: [http://bit.ly/SRYQSx]


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If You Don't Understand People, You Don't Understand Business [vimeo]

I selected this video by Simon Sinek because he always inspires me and this talk is now exception. Today more than ever before, social networks - [social business] has given us the opportunity to support each other and do business in exciting new ways.

 

It got me thinking about the power of communities and what they can do together and the importance of businesses to find, connect and support those communities who resonate with their brand promise.

 

He talks about trust and the importance of being authentic as individuals and organizations to be transparent, honest, generous and consistent through all of our actions.. He wrote a book called "It Starts With Why"  [people don't buy what you do, they buy WHY you do it], which I highly recommend.

 

Simon Sinek

 

"If you inspire people, more people will inspire you"

 

Intro:

 

 "Our ability to build trust and relationships is the key to our survival as a race, and to thriving as ideamakers"

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

**When we are authentic as individuals and businesses, every decision we make is a communication to others who will immediately be drawn to us.

 

**Trust and common beliefs are the ingredients that make up great communities, brand advocates and word of mouth.

 

As a Business:

 

**People make purchasing decisions based on recommendations from their trusted friends, they want to buy your products and services because you have clearly communicated to them that you care about their needs, you have listened and you are there to provide solutions

 

As Individuals

 

**When we have clearly stated who we are and what we believe through our actions, others who share those beliefs are attracted to us. We then come together to form a trusted community based on these core values

 

**Think about the power of being in a community that builds trust through common beliefs and the impact this group can make on us as individuals as well as out in the world.

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**Think about the fulfillment of doing something for others without wanting anything in return  

 

**Think about the richest day you’ve had as a business or as an individual, was it about money or was it about helping others in some way. When you have your priorities straight, you reap human satisfaction and financial rewards always follow.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions"

 

See Vimeo here: [http://vimeo.com/26774102]


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Bart van Maanen's comment, July 18, 2012 10:44 AM
No time to watch now, but I've pinned it. Did you see his TED.com video as well. That was quite inspiring too: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html
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How American Airlines Gets Social Media Right - CNBC.com (blog)

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iMedia Connection (blog)How American Airlines Gets Social Media RightCNBC.com (blog)As a road warrior, I follow just about every U.S. airline on Twitter for updates and deals.
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Sorta Social: Why Do People Use LinkedIn? - Houston Press (blog)

Sorta Social: Why Do People Use LinkedIn? - Houston Press (blog) | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Sorta Social: Why Do People Use LinkedIn?Houston Press (blog)As someone who owns a business in the tech industry, I get probably at least three or four calls every...
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How Moms can Give 200% Brand Boosters to Business on Social Media | All Infographics

How Moms can Give 200% Brand Boosters to Business on Social Media | All Infographics | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Infographics on How Social Media gives brand a Rockstar Booster with help of Moms by overall 200% Profit margin for Startup and small Business on Social Media...
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8 Shocking Social Media Facts | Business 2 Community

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So you got social media marketing down and have become on-line famous as of late.

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Social Media Strategy: Using Google+ A Year later

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Google+ remains a mystery to even some of the most experienced social media marketers after a year, but you need to leverage its SEO value.

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Beyond the Big 3: Strategies for Brands to Dominate Pinterest and LinkedIn [Infographic]

Beyond the Big 3: Strategies for Brands to Dominate Pinterest and LinkedIn [Infographic] | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

This infographic was created by Awareness Networks that illustrates some of the great information you'll get in their white paper that I found to be excellent containing  strategies and case studies that can  help brands dominate Pinterest and Linkedin.

 

Excerpt:

 

"In our newest white paper, Beyond the Big 3: Five Killer Strategies to Dominate LinkedIn and Pinterest, we build on concepts shared in Five Killer Strategies to Dominate Social Media’s Big 3: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube."

 

Pinterest & Linkedin are catching up to the big 3 social networks Twitter, Facebook and Youtube, it's time to take these two social networks more seriously for many brands that don't have a strong presence there.......

 

Here are a few takeaways:

 

Strategy #1

 

Pinterest

 

**Register your profile on Pinterest Directories:

 

**WPin.org - based on specific interests

 

**Repinly.com - lists stats on Pinterests users

 

Linkedin

 

**Start a Linkedin group - they give an example where Civicventures, a non-profit started a group called "Encore Careers" for 50+ year-old adults to discuss issues of concern to them in a safe and spam-free enviornment.

 

1,500 people joined the group in a very short period of time 

 

This gives you an idea of what's possible for your brand or group.

 

Strategy #2

 

Increase Content Engagement

 

Pinterest

 

**Aim to become the top pin-board on one or a few topics

 

They use the example of Whole Foods and how they used their pinboards to become a thought leader for recipes, reused and recycled items and green live.

 

Linkedin

 

**Be Unique! Use a video or appropriate profile modules to showcase your company

 

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

 

See infographic here: [http://bit.ly/M7ATkT]


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22 Simple Tips to Grow Your Email List Organically | Social Media ... | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
While social media marketing like Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn are getting tons of interest, email is still KING.Email is used far more than Facebook and Twitter combined. How much more?
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7 social media lies the gurus want you to swallow

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Many companies are piling onto the social web out of fear of being left behind.

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