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Facebook Announces New Social Search Feature Called 'Graph Search'

Facebook Announces New Social Search Feature Called 'Graph Search' | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
What marketers should know about Facebook new social search feature, Graph Search.
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Plus-One This: Proof That Google Plus Will Prevail

Plus-One This: Proof That Google Plus Will Prevail | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Remember when Google Plus “flopped"? Well, it didn’t.
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Jon Turino's curator insight, January 8, 2013 12:55 PM

Food for thought.  Thanks, Dotty, for scooping this.

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Google+ Now Allows Pages to Interact With All Users, Analytics Coming Soon

Google+ Now Allows Pages to Interact With All Users, Analytics Coming Soon | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Learn about Google+'s new rollouts, including the ability for businesses to interact with a wider audience, and analytics.
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Itis time to start using your G+ Business Pages

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Jon Turino's curator insight, December 28, 2012 2:20 PM

Thanks to Dotty Scott for scooping this. Very interesting stuff to make your Google+ business pages even more valuable.

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How to Build Your LinkedIn Network

How to Build Your LinkedIn Network | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
While LinkedIn may not be the most glamorous of social networks, it rocks in the B2B world. Here's what you may have been missing.
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I love the LinkedIn Endorsements!

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6 Ways Social Media Marketers Should Capitalize on the Visual Content Revolution [INFOGRAPHIC]

6 Ways Social Media Marketers Should Capitalize on the Visual Content Revolution [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Check out this infographic from Socially Sorted, which highlights the evolution toward visual content and how marketers can leverage it.
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SEO 101: How Your Website’s Structure Affects its SEO

SEO 101: How Your Website’s Structure Affects its SEO | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
An informative on how your website’s natural search success depends largely on the site's underlying structure.
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Some great informaion here about basic optimization.

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Being blocked from Google Plus Hangouts?

Being blocked from Google Plus Hangouts? | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Blog post at Blogging Tips For Bloggers - Learn how to blog on every level : Seems there are several people mentioning that they try to enter a hangout and get a message telling them they are blocked.

Via Ileane Smith
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I have not personally blcoked anyone - but it is nice to know that they are being reviewed now.

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Google Local: Local Search Helps Local Businesses Get Found

Google Local: Local Search Helps Local Businesses Get Found | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it

Google Local is an important step to getting your local business found in the search results. Google Places has merged with Google+ Local.

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The Google+ Boss Just Brilliantly Deconstructed Everything Annoying About Facebook

The Google+ Boss Just Brilliantly Deconstructed Everything Annoying About Facebook | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Who wants an ad in their news feed?...

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How to Triple Your YouTube Video Views With Facebook | Social Media Examiner

How to Triple Your YouTube Video Views With Facebook  | Social Media Examiner | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it

How to use the Facebook Like Button Plugin to automatically attach videos to the updates shared on Facebook when someone 'likes' your content.

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Mark Cuban: Facebook Is Driving Away Brands - Starting With Mine

Mark Cuban: Facebook Is Driving Away Brands - Starting With Mine | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
"They have to determine what their business is right now and how they will make money at it.

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Do You Click the Links You Retweet? Not Everyone Does #Infographic

Do You Click the Links You Retweet? Not Everyone Does #Infographic | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it

Dan Zarella found nearly 1 in 6 tweets had more retweets than clicks, meaning the retweeters weren’t clicking the link.

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Social Media Follows | Content Marketing Leads

Social Media Follows | Content Marketing Leads | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it

Digital marketing, particularly social media, has led to an obsession with numbers. Find out how to turn social media follows into content marketing leads.

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The Marketer's Guide to Pinterest SEO

The Marketer's Guide to Pinterest SEO | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Learn how to optimize your Pinterest presence for search with this simple guide.
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21 Social Media Predictions for 2013 From the Pros

21 Social Media Predictions for 2013 From the Pros | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Are you wondering what 2013 might look like for social media marketing? If the changes seen in 2012 are an indicator, there will be a lot more change in 2013

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Jon Turino's curator insight, January 1, 2013 1:00 PM

Looks like we'll all be staying busy in 2013 trying to keep up with all of this!  Happy New Year!

Ash's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:23 AM

I love the mention of content marketing!

 

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6 Twitter Analytics Tools to Improve Your Marketing

6 Twitter Analytics Tools to Improve Your Marketing | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Do you know if your Twitter marketing is working? Monitoring and analyzing your Twitter projects can be challenging. With the right metrics, you can impro
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Preparing for the New LinkedIn Design, How to Optimize Your Page and Profile | Social Media Examiner

Preparing for the New LinkedIn Design, How to Optimize Your Page and Profile | Social Media Examiner | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Here's how to optimize your Linkedin presence to best take advantage of the new LinkedIn Profiles and new features on the LinkedIn Company Pages.
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Great LinkedIn Advice

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Pinterest: Privacy, Clipix.com and What’s Next?

Pinterest: Privacy, Clipix.com and What’s Next? | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Pinterest naturally faces a lot of challengers and some major challenges to come. What's next for privacy and Pinterest?
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Pinterest Privacy

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8 YouTube Channels for Serious Social Media Marketers

8 YouTube Channels for Serious Social Media Marketers | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
I just read a post at DeniseWakeman.com

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Janet Fouts's curator insight, December 18, 2012 1:53 PM

Some really awesome video blogs here. Go subscribe!@

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Nice find Ileane!
Ileane Smith's comment, December 18, 2012 2:31 PM
Thank you Janet!
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Pinterest Business Accounts: The Definitive Guide to Getting Started | Social Media Examiner

Pinterest Business Accounts: The Definitive Guide to Getting Started | Social Media Examiner | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Pinterest Business Accounts: Here's everything you need to know for your business to successfully use Pinterest.
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Google+ Now Lets Users Create and Join 'Communities'

Google+ Now Lets Users Create and Join 'Communities' | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Google+ launches Communities. Here's how to set one up and leverage them for marketing.
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YouTube and Google+ Integration Updates

YouTube and Google+ Integration Updates | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it

John from the YouTube product team walks through the latest details on YouTube and Google+ integration.


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Simon Dadia's comment, November 29, 2012 8:36 AM
Great overview of Gplus and Youtube coming together..
Jennifer Read Pleman's curator insight, November 29, 2012 12:49 PM

G+ is really trying to help content creators engage with their viewers. This is one more step in the right direction.

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Where to Get Traffic: Pinterest

Where to Get Traffic: Pinterest | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it

Every image or video on Pinterest has a link to somewhere. They all link to the originating website or if they were uploaded manually they can have a link added.

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Going Viral on Pinterest: Driving Big Traffic and Making Pinterest a Real Marketing Solution

Going Viral on Pinterest: Driving  Big Traffic and Making Pinterest a Real Marketing Solution | Social Media for Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
When I was first introduced to Digg in 2007 I didn’t leave the computer until I absorbed every piece of information that Kevin Rose made available to me.
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How To Build an Audience on YouTube [Creator's Tip #63]

It's easy to focus on creating videos for YouTube, but the success of those videos is largely dependant on building an audience. How we cultivate a community...


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