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How Do You Find The Time For Social Media?

How Do You Find The Time For Social Media? | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it

How do you find the time for social media? This is the question I get asked probably more than any other.

 

I have four lovely children, a demanding job, a wife with a successful career and more. So how do I find the time to tweet, blog, share, and comment?

 

The answer is simple: I make the time for social media because I think it’s important.

 

I believe that business people in general, and marketers especially, have an obligation to do more than just consume content or share other people’s content, but to become a content creator and to contribute to your work and your life.


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Gemma Finnegan's comment, April 18, 2013 12:36 PM
I think its fair to stay that at the beginning of your social media journey it can be very time consuming getting to grips with the different platforms and building up followers and looking for decent content to share. You also have to develop your style. That said, with the right tools and mindset your time investment lessens substantially - unless you get hooked!
Martin Gysler's comment, April 19, 2013 7:56 AM
Indeed, at the beginning the most things are difficult and need more time. After it's rather the mind set who dictate the invested time in social media, it's right, I agree with you Gemma. But in my sens the invested time is worth it because it create many very interesting contacts across the world.
Michlin Metals, Inc's curator insight, April 27, 2013 3:27 PM

Always a good read about MAKING time for social media

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2013 Digital Marketing Map For Online Entrepreneurs

2013 Digital Marketing Map For Online Entrepreneurs | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it

Online marketing has hundreds of individual factors that can make or break your success. 

Hallam Internet Limited compiled all the factors of digital marketing and mapped them out in an easy to read diagram that clearly displays how each major factor breaks down. For example: Link Building includes backlink analysis, deep linking, competitor link analysis, etc...


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Anne-Marie Delfgaauw's curator insight, February 23, 2013 5:12 AM

Online marketing for dummies :)

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 2, 2013 6:45 AM
2013 Digital Marketing Map For Online Entrepreneurs.

"Online marketing has hundreds of individual factors that can make or break your success. 

Hallam Internet Limited compiled all the factors of digital marketing and mapped them out in an easy to read diagram that clearly displays how each major factor breaks down. For example: Link Building includes backlink analysis, deep linking, competitor link analysis, etc"...


2013 Digital Marketing Map For Online Entrepreneurs via @MYDstudio http://sco.lt/...


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Social Media Tools and Technology-101 magic tools and technology tips

Social Media Tools and Technology-101 magic tools and technology tips | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it
Here are 101 fantastic social media technology tool tips that you can use to promote your business on social media.

 

Are you looking for some tools and tips related to social media tools and technology?

 

Want to add a bit of magic to your social media marketing?

 

As we specialise in tools and technology we come across great tips and tools every day.

 

From the list below we guarantee you will find something very useful for your business.


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Ian Cleary's curator insight, May 23, 2013 5:14 AM

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Tom Pick's curator insight, May 23, 2013 8:10 AM

More of the usual brilliance from Ian Cleary.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 24, 2013 12:29 AM

Agree, lots of great information. Recommended.


I want to add one thing, if you're looking to build a website and

  • get all the tools and information to create traffic
  • write excellent content
  • find the best ways to monetize
  • blog directly from the site
  • integrate with the social media and much more, take a look at SBI/Sitesell. Tens of thousands happy members have built sites that end up in the 2-3% top traffic sites in the world. Over 300,000 Facebook supporters. Classes taught in over 30 universities around the world. Check out the CTPM process that makes it all happen: http://ctpm.sitesell.com/welcome23.html
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10 Creative Ways to Market on Pinterest

10 Creative Ways to Market on Pinterest | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it
Pinterest is a fast emerging visually oriented social network that provides a platform that can bring out the creative marketer. So how can you market your business on Pinterest whether you are a B2B or a B2C company?

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France Lafleur's curator insight, February 13, 2013 7:07 PM

Le pouvoir attractif des images et Pinterest.

Joakim Baage's curator insight, February 22, 2013 10:29 AM

Make sure images are part of your content marketing mix!

TalkativeMedia's curator insight, March 12, 2013 3:31 PM

Pinterest is a "must" for today's small business. If you have a niche market, you cannot afford to be without a Pinterest profile.  

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ThinkUp 1.0: Reclaim your tweets and Facebook posts

ThinkUp 1.0: Reclaim your tweets and Facebook posts | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it

Expert Labs has released version 1.0 of ThinkUp, a program that lets people archive, search, and analyze their activity on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

And if you ask me, this is a big deal.

 

ThinkUp, the free, open-source brainchild of programmer and Lifehacker founder Gina Trapani, keeps track of what you've done online. It extracts the data from the walled gardens that house more and more of people's digital lives then replants it in your own garden.


The app isn't simple to install, unfortunately. You need some server administration skills so you can host ThinkUp on your own Web server or run it on an instance of Amazon's EC2 cloud-computing service. (More on that point later.)...


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Using Social Media to Get Ahead of Search Demand

Using Social Media to Get Ahead of Search Demand | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it

Before I even start saying anything about keyword research I want to take my hat off to Richard Baxter because the tools and methodologies he shared at MozCon make me feel silly for even thinking about bringing something to the Keyword Research table. Now with that said, I have a few ideas about using data sources outside of those that the Search Engines provide to get a sense of what needs people are looking to fulfill right now. Consider this the first in a series.

 

Correlation Between Social Media & Search Volume
The biggest problem with the Search Engine-provided keyword research tools is the lag time in data. The web is inherently a real-time channel and in order to capitalize upon that you need to be able to leverage any advantage you can in order to get ahead of the search demand. Although Google Trends will give you data when there are huge breakouts on keywords around current events there is a three-day delay with Google Insights and AdWords only gives you monthly numbers!...


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The Art Of Seductive Landing Pages

The Art Of Seductive Landing Pages | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it

People don’t just want to be educated about what you offer. They want to be seduced.

Yes, seduced.

Being seduced is an exhilarating experience. 

 

First, recognize that seduction is not synonymous with deception. Being seduced is fun. Being deceived is not. It’s unfortunate that shady advertisers have conflated the two. But the world’s best brands pursue “honest seduction,” touching us emotionally as a way to begin a genuine, mutually rewarding relationship.

 

So while I fully recommend incorporating the best principles of content marketing in your conversion optimization — educating, informing, and leading thoughts — I implore you to communicate more than that. Impart the spirit of your organization, your brand, speaking to the heart as well as the mind.

Here are two suggestions to make your landing pages more seductive...


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6 Tips to Help You Survive Your First 3 Months of Pro Blogging

6 Tips to Help You Survive Your First 3 Months of Pro Blogging | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it

I was a high-school Maths teacher for eight years and for all those years, my life evolved in writing lesson plans, producing teaching materials and worksheets, dealing with parents, teaching some well-behaved and some rude students, and pleasing demanding bosses. When an opportunity came for me to finally be a full-time blogger, which allows me to be my own boss and set my own schedule and calendar, it was a dream come true.


Yet, as it turn out, building a website and establishing myself as an authority isn´t all fairy tales.

 

I was a part-time blogger for two years, juggling my full-time day job, after-school tutorials, and blogging until late midnight every day. My first blogs were built through a free blog platform, on which I learned HTML, SEO techniques, and a little online marketing. I had enough experience and I was quite ready to do blogging full-time before I decided to quit my job...


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26 Tips for Using Images to Engage Fans and Followers

26 Tips for Using Images to Engage Fans and Followers | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it
Images and photos: tools, tips and strategies to enhance the visual representation of your business and keep conversations flowing.

 

You’ve heard this: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” But can it actually help you engage with customers and prospects?

 

In this post, I’ll share ways you can ensure your images provide the best experience they can; ones that will help keep the conversation flowing.

 

Among the topics covered in this post are tools, tips and strategies that can be used to enhance the visual representation of your business.

 

As I’ve done in the other posts in the 26 Tips series, this post provides an easily digestible A-Z guide to which you can return time and again...


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8 Do's and 5 Don'ts of Instagram for Building Your Brand

8 Do's and 5 Don'ts of Instagram for Building Your Brand | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it

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.


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Ivo Nový's comment, April 5, 2013 3:14 AM
great article.. thank you for sharing it Martin
Martin Gysler's comment, April 5, 2013 4:19 AM
You're welcome Ivo. I'm glad if this post is useful for you.
Marie Skødt's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:21 PM

En sammenblanding af medier 

 

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Top 30 Business and Marketing News Sources by Forbes

Top 30 Business and Marketing News Sources by Forbes | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it

 

 


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Here's what Robin Good (the original curator) has to say about the article, so you know why no 1 is missing from the list. He's spot on, I'd say : 


Robin Good's insight:

 

Michael Brenner has put together a useful list of the top 30 news sources you should be following if you are interested in online business and marketing news.

 

Useful, resourceful. 7/10

 

 

P.S.: In my humble opinion, this list is tainted by the author placing the magazine he writes for (Forbes in this case) as the top one in the list. As a curator this is something I suggest to avoid like the pest as it instantly taints your supposedly impartial collector skills with a way too evident marketing effort, which dents significantly into the credibility of the overall list and the on the reputation of the writer.

 

In my effort to help others recognize effective curation from simple-minded content marketing efforts I feel quite important to highlight such small details, as even though they may appear of no relevance to some people today, they will have enormous importance - in my opinion - in the near future.

 

 

Full list:http://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2013/02/27/curate-this-30-sources-to-keep-you-updated-on-business-and-marketing/

 

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How Southwest Airlines wrangled four social media crises

How Southwest Airlines wrangled four social media crises | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it
By being on top of crises as they happen, answering them with a human voice, creating brand ambassadors and having plans at the ready, the airline has weathered some big storms.

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, February 23, 2013 4:21 PM

A great example of how a company can handle huge crises. Being proactive will always go a long way!

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20 Tips To Increase Content Visibility On The Top 4 Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+

20 Tips To Increase Content Visibility On The Top 4 Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it

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With all the content and information cluttering the web, it's a constant struggle to get people's attention online. And with so many different social media channels available to marketers, it's difficult to make your content truly stand out.

 

As soon as you follow a few hundred Twitter users, a few hundred Twitter users are inundating your Twitter feed with information that may or may not pertain to you. So the question is, as a marketer, how do you cut through the clutter and direct the attention of prospects and customers to your social media content and messages?

 

To help make your content stand out, we've come up with a list of 20 tips for increasing content visibility on the top four social networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ ...


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Kate Hay's comment, November 19, 2011 11:23 AM
Another great scoop..I never knew about LinkedIn Answers - what a great business marketing tool.
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Who Should You Follow on Social Media? Proliphiq Knows The Answer

Who Should You Follow on Social Media? Proliphiq Knows The Answer | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it

Quick Pitch: Proliphiq filters social media clutter and focuses on what’s important to you.

 

Genius Idea: Social media search tool that lets people see who is credible in the areas that interest them.

 

“Who should I follow?” You may have asked yourself this question after logging onto social media websites like Twitter and Facebook, only to be overwhelmed with millions of profile options to follow or subscribe to.

 

Proliphiq helps you find the answer to that question.

 

Proliphiq is a social media discovery tool that helps you find the most credible contributors within the topics that interest you. The search tool filters social media clutter by aggregating profiles that are most relevant to your search topics and finding the best contributors based on personality, level of engagement and credibility.


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6 Reasons Why You Should NOT Put All Your Eggs In The Facebook Basket

6 Reasons Why You Should NOT Put All Your Eggs In The Facebook Basket | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it

Many companies and entrepreneurs put all their online efforts into Facebook Pages.

 

There is no stopping Facebook at this point, no doubt about it. And with that also comes the increasing number of brands and companies engaging in the creation and management of Pages (or “Fan Pages” as they used to be known).

 

We even hear about companies not having websites anymore to migrate all their efforts to Facebook. Okay, those are extreme cases but you can’t deny that at least once you heard about it.

 

The problem is we are jumping in the wagon as we did back in the day when we decided that we needed a website because our competitors had one. We ended up building millions of digital brochures that did nothing but get you an “online presence”. What if Facebook Pages are not all that? What if they don’t work as well as we think they do?...


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Top 25 Blogs for Internet Entrepreneurs

Top 25 Blogs for Internet Entrepreneurs | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it
I’ve listed the top 25 blogs that every internet entrepreneur should read, many of which I read on a daily basis.

 

The internet is the greatest educational tool ever invented. Largely, in part, because smart people share their advice on blogs like this.

 

As an internet entrepreneur, it’s important to take advantage of this free information, but you have to know which blogs to follow. So I’ve listed the top 25 blogs that every internet entrepreneur should read, many of which I read on a daily basis.

Note: The subscriber counts came directly from the corresponding sites and are accurate as of September 2011...


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99 Ways to Build Links by Giving Stuff Away (and Improve Your Brand Too)

99 Ways to Build Links by Giving Stuff Away (and Improve Your Brand Too) | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it

In this update you will find 99 actionable ways to gain links by giving stuff away. By the end you'll have a ton of link building ideas, some of which I hope will be new to you. This is a springboard for new ideas, so I hope this 99 can become many more, so please leave your comments and help grow this list.

 

These ideas come from methods I've seen customers use to get free stuff in researching the Free Stuff Everyday book, and also ideas we've used for clients at Koozai. In short there's nothing below that can't be sourced to the real world, so please give every idea a chance.

 

These ideas focus on getting increased chatter about your brand online, with the logic that when people are talking about your brand they are likely linking to it as well. If you find there is a lot of brand chatter without any links, you can always use brand monitoring tools to track your mentions, and then followup to ask for a link...


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Three reasons social media marketing favors small businesses

Three reasons social media marketing favors small businesses | Small Business Marketing | Scoop.it
Are mega-brands taking over the social web? It might seem that way, but there are three compelling reasons why SMB's still have the advantage there!
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